Celeb inspired look-Rihanna ‘Wild Thoughts’

I’ve never really been one to jump on the celeb makeup look Β bandwagon, but i was truly inspired by this one. Rihanna’s latest song collaboration, the video that is for ‘Wild Thoughts’ was nothing short of great quality. She always brings her best to the table and that’s why she remains one of the top artistes of our generation.

Her makeup look was absolutely amazing! The moment i saw the video i thought to myself, perfection! I loved the colours, just so vibrant and bold, very fitting for Summer.

I had to recreate the look. It is inspired so it may not be the exact replica of hers. I found this makeup look so much fun to do, i’m an avid lover of bold colours, even though i’d never actually wear them out on a daily basis, but just working with them, mixing and blending puts me in a happy place.

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To break down the look;

For the face i mixed Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation in Truffle and Caramel. LA Girls concealer in Fawn for the under eyes and Sascha Buttercup powder to set the concealer in place.

To set my foundation i used the usual Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Dark deep. Sleeks contour kit in medium and to highlight the top of my cheeks, Revolution bronzer in Rock on world.

I used three palettes to complete the eyes. Revolution Redemption palette (one of the blues for outer corners), Cargo California Throwback (the teal and very dark brown for the lid and outer corners) and Morphe 25A (couple light shades for the brow bone area and a brown for the transition shade), i sort of winged it as i wasn’t exactly sure about the shades of green she wore.

The lips were a combination of Coloured Raine’s Cherry Blossom and Colourpop’s Creeper. I loved the outcome! To see the tutorial for this look, see link below.

Love,

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irG_bCGcQAc&t=25s

 

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London travels

Hello my friends, it’s been a while! Hope you’re all well.

I had the chance to revisit one of my favourite cities over the weekend, and as expected i had a good time. London is such an interesting, lively, wonderful place to visit. So much life everywhere you turned, lots to do and see, very rich history.

I didn’t get to do everything i had set out to do but i was very pleased that i got to see some of the places that i fell in love with.

First thing on my list was to get some exercise in whilst sightseeing, i think this is one of the ideal ways of actually taking in all the historic sites, as opposed to taking a bus, taxi or train. We set out on a hot day, which wasn’t a very good idea, but we were on a mission haha.

The first stop was the National history Museum, where you can find some of the most fascinating creatures to ever grace this earth! A must see if you’re ever in the London area. My favourite bit was seeing the dinosaur being brought to life, it was scary yet interestingly realistic!

After the museum tour, we did a few parks, namely Hyde Park, Green Park and The St.James Park. Buckingham Palace was not to be missed, so of course we made our way there and as expected packed with people from all walks of life.

The last places we passed by were Southbank to see the London Eye, i’ve been on it a few years ago, such a wonderful experience, very gentile! Then West Minster to see good old Big Ben, “the prince of time keepers”: The biggest and most accurate four faced, striking and chiming clock in the world.

If this wasn’t a day well spent, then i don’t know what is! After about four hours of walking on a quite muggy day, it was time to call it quits and head back to the hotel to regroup!P1010887

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I truly enjoyed my day in London City, won’t be long before i’m there again. Thanks for stopping by!

Love,

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Tropic Summer goddess shimmering body oil

Beautiful, glowing, healthy looking skin is in! I’ve been using this Tropic shimmering body oil and it makes my skin look amazing. It gives just the right amount of shimmer, without the sticky feel that some body oils give and it has a very lightweight feel on the skin. Who needs body oils that weighs down the skin? Not me!

It contains bourbon vanilla, virgin coconut and golden jojoba oils, which are natural oils designed to give your skin a rejuvenated , youthful and healthy look.

Not only does it have a subtle yet divine smell, it is made from 100% natural ingredients. Suitable for all skin types too.

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How to use;

Shake up content in bottle as it separates when not used. Then apply as much needed to the skin, the choice is yours!

I haven’t been able to put this oil down, it is absolutely amazing, i kid you not! This will be a Summer staple for me, especially when the sun is out. The only downside is, it is a limited edition product.

What is your favourite body oil?

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Spring flower (the aster)

Hello lovelies,

Can you believe we are actually getting closer to Summer? My second favourite season! Spring is hands down my favourite season as it represents rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal and regrowth. All the beautiful flowers bloom and the surroundings look so cheerful and happy!

I’ve decided to do a flower inspired makeup look and the flower i chose was the aster. Asters are daisy like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful colour to the gardens.

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This look was so much fun to create, using one of my favourite colours on both my eyes and lips. The purple is so bold and pops really nicely on my skin tone!

I mixed two different lip colours and i really liked the outcome. Sometimes having no idea of what you’re doing can sometimes lead to something outstanding and that was the case for my lipstick choice.

To see how i did this look, check out video linked below. Happy watching and thank you, always.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hcUPWN5Cvs&t=25s

Tropic Colour Click lipstick review

Tropic is a makeup and skincare line based in the UK. All their products are made with natural ingredients, they are vegan and cruelty free.

Now i’ll be testing and reviewing one of their colour click lipsticks. These lipsticks are enriched with oils that are designed to give your lips a smooth and moisturised look and feel.FullSizeRender-39 6FullSizeRender-49IMG_1714.JPG

This shade is called ‘Rosehip’ Β it is a beautiful subtle berry shade with a creamy consistency. It glides on quite smoothly, leaving the lips feeling hydrated, with a stunning finish. It somehow has a lipgloss feel without the stickiness and to top it off it has a pleasant aromatic smell. Don’t fancy wearing matte lips, then this would be just right. Suitable for any skin tone and any occasion.

This lipstick retails for Β£14, they also have different shades to choose from. Feel free to check out their website, they have an array of amazing skincare and makeup items to choose from! Link provided below. Thanks to Tori for sending this lipstick to me, it’s quickly becoming one of my ‘go to’s’.

Disclaimer: This items was sent to me for review purposes. I’ve given you my honest opinion.

https://www.tropicskincare.co.uk/shop/torisandilands/newhome.html

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Spring/Summer jewellery collection

Hey beauties!

Your look is never really complete without accessories of some sort. Be it earrings, necklaces, bags or scarves, in this case i’ll be speaking about jewellery. Personally i like to take a very simple outfit and turn it into something special with a statement necklace or a beautiful pair of earrings .

Take this for example;

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This beautiful multi chain, drop necklace is truly a statement. Pair this with a tank top or a plain tight fitting dress and instantly you look like a million bucks! This is from Topshop.

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I thought the choker trend would have died by now but surprisingly they are still going very strong. I’m a huge fan of course, so my collection keeps growing. This tiered link piece is from Topshop.

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This is one of my favourites! As soon as i saw it, i immediately fell in love, get it? As it said love, which we need more of! It is made from a velvet material, so it’s fairly comfortable around the neck. I have had a lot of people complimenting me on it as well, so you might see it pop up again very soon haha. I purchased this from Select.

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Perfect for a Summer wedding. This gorgeous piece is from Asda, their George collection. I love the fact that it can be worn with any colour outfit. Such a classy piece that looks expensive but came with a very affordable price tag.

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Don’t you just love cute rings? I had to fight the urge not to buy the whole collection on the site, i have a terrible habit of buying rings and end up watching them from a far and marvel at their beauty, sigh! I liked these because i love purple and also because these can be worn individually as well as together as seen in the picture. These are from Boohoo.

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This one is quite different to what i’m used to wearing, it stands out a lot. I also thought the leaf design made it so unique. Another piece from Boohoo.

Which were your picks? Thanks for stopping by. Here’s the link to others i haven’t mentioned here.

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Spring outfits

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Casual chic is what i call this look- An evening of hanging with the girls having a few drinks, this is the perfect outfit. I love the off the shoulder top, shows just the right amount of skin. Nicely fitted jeans that hugs the body comfortably and to top off the look, Β a pop of colour pumps!

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Jeans-Bershka

Heels-Newlook

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Not everyday we feel like dressing up, however it doesn’t hurt to look presentable. This outfit would be great for a quick run to the mall, picking up some grocery, a walk along the seafront or even a chilled cook out with friends or family. This top is super warm even though it has holes in it, so it would be great on a cooler Spring’s day.

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Shorts-Asos

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Sunglasses-Versace

Bag-Deichmann (couple years old)

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This simple white dress is so versatile, it can be dressed up or down. In this case i’ve decided to dress it up with these gorgeous multi coloured block heels, however you can throw on some flats, if you want to to give it a more laid back look.

Oversized jeans shirt-Boohoo

Dress-Missguided

Heels-Miss KG (Kurt Geiger)

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Affordable, chic, comfortable and stylish are just some of the words to describe these outfits. You don’t have to break the bank to look good, it’s a matter of how you put the pieces together and of course rock them with confidence!

Thanks for indulging me…

Love,

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