Sunday, 27 October 2013

katerina ♥

 


I've been wanting to do a Kim Kardashian hair tutorial for a long, long time but I wanted to make a more natural everyday version.  I know she hasn't had her hair like this for a while but her brunette hair will be glued in my mind forever! When the Xtra's Hair Extensions* popped through my letter box I was so excited to see high quality extensions and these will be your number one tool for creating this Kim inspired look. Now I know this isn't exactly like Kim's but I've been inspired by the natural style curls and how the top part of the hair is quite straight. What I love most about these extensions is the fact they already have clips attached to them! The hair extensions I've had in the past are usually a nightmare when its come to attaching the clips. The Crazy For Hair extensions really are simple to use so for this look I wanted to show you how I personally use hair extensions.
 
There might be a easier way to do this but I've always curled my extensions this way...yes it involves my cupboard. I either get my sister to hold the top of the extensions or put the top section in a drawer to hold them, then I grab my large GHD's and slowly and gently I curl large sections. Use a good serum for smoothing your hair and clip in your extensions. Finally set with hair spray and voila! Kim(ish) inspired hair! I give these extensions 10/10 simply because the quality is amazing and they are super easy to use! What do you think of this natural, version of wavy hair? Let me know how you curl your extensions because I think my way is slightly odd... Have a lovely evening girls! ♥
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Monday, 21 October 2013

rose ♥

 
With Christmas slowly approaching (yes, I'm very keen) you will start to notice the Autumn shades slowly start to get deeper and darker, my nude lips just aren't cutting it at the moment, especially when I'm getting ready for a night out! So when this parcel arrived at my door, I was more than intrigued to accept their latest challenge! Basically, you have to create a glam and smokey eye look and pair it with the new Vaseline limited edition Paint The Town Red tin then put an outfit together! Now, I'll be honest, at first I was quite sceptical about using a Vaseline product for a main night out look - from shaping my brows yes, for a highlighter yes, but for statement lips?
 
At first glance, the shade is incredibly rich, glossy and rosey. I applied the Vaseline using a lip brush, just to get a defined lip shape. The colour is gorgeous and it really does make a lovely evening look. I'm slightly shy about using red tones so this is perfect for someone who wants a tint of red but a lot of rich, gloss! For the challenge we had to create a look using red and I love, love, love this blazer (Primark) paired with a River Island clutch. I had so much fun putting this post together, plus lip sweets are always fun to pose with ;) How would you put together this look? You can find the Vaseline tub here for a sweet £3.49 ♥
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Thursday, 17 October 2013

masquerade ♥

With Breast Cancer Awareness coming to an end, I wanted to share with you a really inspiring poster from GHD. The amount of money they have raised is incredible! It really makes you realise how much of a difference you can make by supporting this charity, plus pink straighteners are always pretty on the eyes ;) It is the 10th year that GHD are supporting this cause and with every straightener you buy, £10 goes to charity. You can learn more about GHD here - the new ghd V Pink Diamond Styler for 2013 really does look beautiful, the plates are supposed to be even smoother on the hair so I definitely think it's worth treating yourself! I thought it would be really nice to share this poster and see the history of the brand! 
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

plan b ♥

It's no secret that I love Cheryl Cole, I mean what's not to love? Perfect hair, amazing wardrobe..don't even get me started on her make-up...okay, lets get started already. L'Oreal Paris have released a brand new range called the Privee collection*. This shade is perfect for every occasion - although I'm more of a fan of matte textured lipsticks, I don't mind that the Privee range is slightly moisturising. I usually find that the more moisturising a lipstick is, the less intense  the pigmentation is on my lips but I found that this shade gave a lovely amount of colour and gloss at the same time. The Privee collection comes in a range of different nude shades (6 in total) that suit any type of skin tone, as you all know I am the number 1 fan of nude lipsticks, I am very rarely seen without a nude or brown shade in my make up bag! 

I think the packaging of this lipstick is perfect, it looks classy and elegant and I love how they have printed Cheryl's signature on the front of the lid. I really don't have a bad thing to say about this lipstick except that Cheryl should give me the rest of her make-up bag ;) I really think it's a lovely idea that L'Oreal Paris have released a nude collection, every girl should have a nude in their bag and if you're shy about using bold lip colours, then you can't go wrong with a nude lipstick. I give this particular shade 9/10. What do you think of this shade? Have you tried the Privee collection before? Another shade that looks really appealing is the peach shade by Eva Longoria 
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Thursday, 3 October 2013

kill or be killed ♥

One of the perks of being a crazed magazine lover is seeing what the beauty team puts together every week/month, if it was up to me, I'd purely read a magazine front to back with beauty features... Another perk which I find very pleasing is the freebies that often come with the magazines! Today, I picked up the November issue of Glamour magazine, now I am obsessed with the "Hey it's okay" features, the "Hey it's okay..if the last time you drank orange juice was with champagne" did make me nod my head in agreement! The Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner from Eyeko was attached on the front and I have been a big fan of Eyeko's mascaras for a good few years now! The pencil is quite small so it's perfect for popping in a clutch or purse for emergency touch ups. 

I would say that Cat eyes will be making a big impact for Christmas party's so this couldn't come at a better time! ;) The texture of the liner is quite different from the usual liquid liners that I've tried, it looks more like a felt tip pen but it is very liquid based not dry like I expected it to be. It did slightly leak in the lid but only a tiny amount. Other than that, I think it's a fabulous liner! You can really see on my swatches that the black is really intense and solid! Have you tried Eyeko products before? I definitely recommend popping down to the shops and getting Glamour magazine! I'm going to give the liner a 7.5/10 simply because it slightly leaked in the lid but based on the overall application and pigmenation of colour, I would say 9/10 ♥ 
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