At London Fashion Week, just a few weeks ago, Burberry introduced its Spring/Summer 2015 ‘The Birds and the Bees’ runway collection. The collection was bold and colourful and featured lots of flowers, high-gloss leather, wasp waists and dragonfly belts. Inspired by the runway collection Burberry Beauty has also launched their Spring/Summer 2015 Make-up Collection, showing off a rainbow of colours as seen on the runway.
Confession time….I have a little model crush. I keep spotting Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at red carpet events recently and I just can’t stop gushing about how amazing she looks! Last week at the Elle Style Awards in London, Rosie was crowned Model of the Year and it is not hard to see why. Twenty seven-year-old Rosie, has a hugely successful international career spanning more than ten years, during which she has graced international catwalks and campaigns for brands including Burberry, Prada, Givenchy and Balmain, plus also looked stunning in Marks & Spencers campaigns with (dreamy) Ryan Reynolds.
Women are always seeking out new sources of inspiration when it comes to discovering beauty tips and trends. A recent beauty study found that 54% of women consider beauty websites and blogs to be their most inspirational source of beauty content. But I was surprised to find that in this study only 8% used Pinterest for beauty inspiration. Personally I think Pinterest is a great place to get beauty inspiration (and, um, waste hours and hours of your life).
If you are not familiar with Pinterest yet then it’s about time you jumped on board! Pinterest is an online tool for collecting and organizing things that you love. It’s a bit like a virtual set of moodboards that you can continually add to without running out of space. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favourite recipes. Browsing other peoples pinboards is a really fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share the same interests. Read more about my love (and slight addiction) of Pinterest HERE.
When it comes to eyeshadows, I am always most drawn to golden, bronze and coppery shades because they really make my blue eyes pop! Some of my all time favourites for this already are MAC Twinks (as seen here), MAC Tempting, MAC Amber Lights (as seen here), Urban Decay Baked and Smog (as seen used here and here) and MAC Woodwinked and All That Glitters. But I recently discovered a new shade that I am totally hooked on now. Let me introduce you to MAC Antiqued!
MAC Antiqued is a rusty, coppery brown with a veluxe pearl finish eyeshadow. The texture is super smooth so it applies like a dream, it is highly pigmented, versatile and it is great for both day or night makeup looks. It’s been my go-to shade these recent winter months because it’s such a beautiful warm deep colour that even on it’s own easily creates a stunning coppery smokey eye.
With 2015 here, we all have set our new years resolutions to make it the best year yet! So have I, and while most of them are focussed on healthy living and following my dreams – others are a bit more beauty based; like take better care of my skin and hair! Because I can be a bit useless when it comes to removing my makeup, or doing treatments on my hair to keep it in a healthy condition.
So I decided to start the year off right by giving my tresses a real treat this month by using the Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment. They say that using this treatment once a week can help to nourish hair helping to strengthen it and therefore reduce damage, breakage and frizz.