Celeb inspired look-Rihanna ‘Wild Thoughts’

I’ve never really been one to jump on the celeb makeup look  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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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

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,  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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Slides-Missguided

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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Spring shoes!

Happy Friday friends, hope the week has been good to you!

I’ve been inspired by a few trends lately and usually i’m not one to jump on the bandwagon. My style is classy, not very complicated yet stylish, as i like to put it.

When it comes on to footwear, give me a pair of pumps and i’m out the door. However last season i found myself wearing a lot of strappy, gladiator typed heels and to be honest that wasn’t really my style. I suppose being the ‘fashion junkie’ that i am, i wanted to explore, and that’s quite ok, as i’ve learned what works and what doesn’t for me.

Back to my simple, statement footwear!

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These black with clear straps, snake print mules are from Missguided. Simple, elegant and sexy! Mules are very on trend and  i have to admit i absolutely love them. They add such a feminine touch to any outfit. You can find them in flats, chunky heels or stilettos.

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You can never go wrong with a pop of colour in your closet. These are such a classy number! Pumps are and forever will be trendy. These gorgeous babes are from Newlook. They are quite comfortable as well, so i’m thinking of adding a few more to my ever growing shoe collection! A little white dress, or a pair of skinny jeans are just a few ways to show these off.

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I was never a fan of the slides, i thought they were the most hideous looking slippers i’ve ever seen! What was i thinking? haha. They are super cute and perfect for running errands in without looking drab. The most popular are the ones with furs, however the bow on these adds a more girly look. Pair them with your favourite denim shorts and a t shirt for a casual nicely put together look. These are from Missguided.

I’ve showcased a few more of my favourites on my channel, so feel free to stop by. Thank you.

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Soft sunset eyes

Hello lovelies,

I previously did a review/swatch on the OPV Beauty ‘Gorgeous’ palette, see here.

https://shaunzworld.com/2017/05/06/opv-beauty-gorgeous-eyeshadow-palette/ I wanted to test out the eyeshadows with a base on my lids to see if they would come off more pigmented and of course the shimmery shades worked well, with just a little bit of fall out. As for the matte shades, i had to work a little extra on them by packing them onto my lids for them to actually show up on my skin how i wanted them to. I also added some setting spray to my brush, so that i could intensify the eyeshadows some more, that my friend always work like a charm!

Here’s the first look i created from the palette, i will be using it to create other looks as well.

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As you can see a very soft, simple and effortless look. If you like simple, beautiful looks then you’d truly appreciate this one.

How to achieve eye look:

Use a primer or base of choice, a white base will make the shadows pop a lot more so i would recommend that.

Use orange shade as crease colour or transition if you will, add a brown shade to intensify the crease. Blend both together very well for a seamless finish.

Add the bronze shade to outer areas of the lid, then the golden yellow to inner parts of the lids, blend ends where they both meet into each other, so there are no harsh lines.

Remember blending is your friend when it comes on to makeup application! Then proceed to lining top lash line and add lashes for a more dramatic effect. Easy lemon squeezy haha. On the lips i have OPV Beauty matte lipstick in ‘Fame’.

To see how i did this look check out video! Thank you.

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OPV Beauty matte lipstick swatches

You ought to know by now that i’m a complete lipstick junkie, haha! Guilty as charged, i was surfing the internet and saw Beauty Bay pop up, so what did i do? Clicked the link and went right into shopping mode. Oh boy, maybe i need help or not!

I was due for some new lipsticks anyway as i do get bored easily of what’s in my collection. I saw OPV and decided that i should give them a whirl. Few hours later i had five liquid lipsticks in my basket and some other bits and pieces, which you will no doubt see featured here soon.

I find myself gravitating a lot towards nudes and nudish pink lipsticks lately as they are so subtle yet flattering. It also depends on how it’s worn as some nude lipsticks require a brown lip liner to make it look somewhat decent on women of colour.

Now here are some of the lipsticks i picked up.

This one is called Boss B- It is a dusky pink. I had to pair it with Nyx lip liner in ‘cocoa’ to make it a bit more subtle and wearable on my skin tone.IMG_1436

Can someone say barbie? Haha, ok i’m not the biggest fan of this shade but i thought it would be fun for the Summer. I definitely need to tone this down a whole lot! I might use a lighter shade in the middle to give it an ombre effect. This shade is called ‘Resist’ a bright and vibrant pink.IMG_1439

I’m in love with this red called ‘Silencer’, it suits my skin tone so well. It gives me a regal, classy feel! Kind of old Hollywood vibe. This is a true red shade.IMG_1434

Pros;

1- lightweight

2.Comfortable on the lips

3.Nicely pigmented

4.Smudge proof

Cons;

1.Streaky whilst applying

2.Slight paint scent

3.Might need to apply 2 coats

These lipsticks retail for £8 on Beauty Bay. I really do like them! I have a couple more that i showed on my channel so be sure to have a watch. Have you tried them before? Let me know. Thanks for stopping by.

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