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Want to meet Kim Kardashian?

Well UK girls (and boys?) this is your chance! Kim Kardashian is coming to London next week to make her first UK public appearance at Debenhams for the launch of her debut fragrance, aply named ‘Kim Kardashian’

Kim Kardashian is a beautiful blend of feminine and sensual notes that captures the many sides of Kim’s personality and evokes Kim’s glamorous style. Developed with master perfumer Claude Dir of Givaudan, Kim created a modern fragrance for the modern woman.

Kim has said that “when I started developing my fragrance, I really look inspiration from the feminine, pretty things that surround myself with – I thought about what makes me feel confident and special, and translated that into a scent that all woman can enjoy”

Kim Kardashian the fragrance is available to buy as of 10am, when doors open, but make sure you keep your receipt as the first 150 to purchase the fragrance will receive a pass to meet Kim and a signed autograph. Kim will be there between 12.30pm and 2pm. I bet she will be showing off her massive $2 million dollar rock of an engagement ring!!! (Jealous…..)

Location: Debenhams, Oxford Street, London W1
Date: Wednesday 8th June
Time: 12:30-14:00

 
The Kim Kardashian fragrance is exclusive to Debenhams stores until the 4th of July, after which the fragrance will be rolled out nationwide. So always dreamed of meeting Miss K? Here is your chance! Wish I could go but probably won’t be able to make it due to work commitments! xoxo

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M.A.C BAFTA Runway to Red Carpet Event‏

Last week I was so lucky to be invited to a M·A·C BAFTA Runway to Red Carpet Master-class event! Because M·A·C is the official beauty partner to the Phillis British Academy Film Television awards taking place on Sunday 22 May at Grosvenor House in London, M·A·C Make-Up Artists from the M·A·C Pro Team will be on hand to provide make-up services to VIP’s in town for the awards at the M·A·C Beauty Style Suite at Pelham Hotel in South Kensington.

A group of us bloggers got an amazing look around the Beauty Suites and got to experience a style suite red carpet masterclass hosted by M·A·C senior artists, Lynsey Alexander & Neil Young. They demonstrated two contemporary yet iconic looks and shared many fantastic tips!
Lynsey & Neil in action on the stunning models!
On the night I took some little video’s while they were doing the make up and caught some great tips on camera which I wanted to share with you all:

The finished looks; a modern bright pink lip called ‘Show Orchid’ & a bronze ‘Antiqued’ smokey eye!
Don’t you think the model on the left looks a bit like Rihanna??? On the right: me with the lovely and talented M·A·C Make-Up Artists Neil & Lynsey!
Here even more top tips on creating stunning red carpet makeup and keeping it camera flawless all evening long! And even though you or I probably won’t be attending a red carpet event any time soon haha, I think these tips are perfect for any girl that wants to create beautiful long lasting evening makeup looks:
♥ Lynsey Alexander on skin:
‘For camera ready skin it’s important to spend a bit of time prepping before you apply foundation. If you have time, exfoliating will ensure your skin is at its smoothest, allowing further products to glide on easily. Add a brightening serum before you apply moisturiser or alternatively a luminising cream such as M·A·C Strobe Liquid. Apply foundation to create a dewy glowing skin, my favourite is ‘Studio Sculpt’ foundation because it is gel based and acts like a second skin leaving a creamy satin finish on the face.  Set your base with a light sweep of M·A·C Mineralize SPF15 Loose Finishing Powder and make sure you have a blotting compact for touch ups (this will remove shine, without adding more coverage).’ Lynsey Alexander

♥ M·A·C Senior Artist Caroline Donnely on highlighting:

‘With intense flashes from the cameras on the red carpet the face can sometimes become ‘bleached’ out, flattening the features. Adding highlights to the cheekbones, cupids bow and brow bones works beautifully. Cult M·A·C product Strobe Cream when applied to the bridge of the nose adds a gorgeous glow as well as to the already mentioned areas’
♥ M·A·C Senior Artist Pablo Rodriguez on eyes:
‘Eye makeup for red carpet is generally very neutral. Neutral meaning more brown and greys used rather than any other colour. This however does not mean natural. There is ALWAYS a glamour element to it, Sculpt the eye shape with long socket lines, and shading under the eyes too, M·A·C shadow in Wedge is a great shade to do this with.  Eyebrows must be groomed and defined, but still kept soft. M·A·C brow set in clear is a perfect tool to achieve this!’
♥ M·A·C Senior Neil Young on Styling your makeup to your outfit:
‘There are many ways to approach your makeup styling once you know what you are wearing. If the dress and hair reflects an iconic era then it makes a great statement to continue your makeup along the same theme. We see it often with regards to the classic red lip/brow and a chignon hair style. However try to keep the feel modern by considering texture as much as colour, to bring the makeup up to date and on trend. Be very cautious about matching makeup to the colour of the dress, more often than not a monochromatic makeup works best, so select tones that work with your dress rather than it match it exactly. Also remember, less is more! When the dress is already making a big statement, you can never go wrong with a classic contemporary makeup.’
I truly loved this event! It was fabulous to get one-on-one time with such talented senior makeup artists to be able to ask them questions and I ended up leaving feeling very inspired! :) Now I can’t wait to see what looks M·A·C will be creating on the celeb’s on May 22 at the BAFTA Awards. Watch this space…. :) xoxo
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H&M Shoping Haul

Oh how I adore London shopping! I recently checked out the fabulous new One New Change Shopping Centre in Central London and just loved it. I was so lucky to be there whilst everyone else in the city was slaving away at their desks (this being one big bonus about being unemployed, haha) so it was very quiet – which is very rare anywhere around London at this time of the year. They also had an H&M in the ‘mall’ which was SUPER quiet. It was a strange put very pleasuring experience. I ended up picking up the following goodies:
Wraparound dress with gathers at the shoulders & removable elasticated belt with metal buckle. I ♥ the colours of this dress and think it will be great to wear out with heels, boots and tights or even to work with a black blazer as pictured (blazer by ZARA) You can get this dress on SALE online here now at H&M for only £7.99!
Bright red figure-fit jacket with small puffy sleeves & a hook-and-eye fastening at the front. They also had it in black but I liked the bright red, especially for the holiday season! This cropped blazer is part of H&M’s Holiday 2010 Collection and available online here now for £29.99. 

Left: A simple black knit roll neck jumper/dress which can be worn with jeans or leggings. Perrrfect for this cold snowy (!!) weather. Middle & Right: warm long sleeved  v-necked knit dress (just above the knee length) in black. Sorry the photo is a little dark so you can’t see the nice knit detailing in the skirt part very well. I will wear this dress casually with boots & tights/leggings and can be accessorized with belts, scarves and cardi’s. (Both items were UK Size 8 at  £14.99 each)

I also found these tan (or they seem to call it cognac brown LOL) imitation leather ankle boots with side zip and satin lining for only £7.99! I liked the nice and sturdy not too high (8cm) heel. Check them out online here.

Have you picked up any items at H&M recently? I am still dying to get my hands on some Lanvin pieces but fear I have missed the boat on that by now…. xoxo