Manicure Monday #14

galaxHey there,

Hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday weekend, and indulged in a lot of chocolate yesterday. I for one, definitely feel like I over did it on the chocolate, but if you can’t eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch & dinner at Easter, when can you?

This past week I’ve been wearing Pastel Galaxy nails, the look was taken from Gabbysnailart (Find her on Instagram), her designs and detailing are always amazing, I always check out her page for nail art inspiration. And she has even got a little video tutorial for these nails.

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To start with I painted my nails Lilac. Using a eye shadow applicator to create the sponge effect, I used a white, pink, and blue polish. Coating the nail in a silver glitter, and finishing with some white dotting to get the overall galaxy effect.

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This nail design is so cute, and perfect for spring, with the use of pastel colours. It is quite easy to do, however it did take me a couple of attempts to get the desired look, but that’s because I am a bit of a perfectionist.

The nail polishes I used were, Maybellines Love Lilac, a white nail art pen, OPIs ‘If you moust you moust’ pink, Miss Sporty Blue, and Barry M Silver glitter.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY GALAXY NAILS?

Lots of love,

KBxx

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WOMF : MOTD

WHATS ON MY FACE : MAKE UP OF THE DAY

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Hey There,

Happy Easter to you all, I hope you are all stuffing your faces with lots of chocolate, (My egg was demolished within seconds for breakfast), got to make the most of the days when chocolate for breakfast is acceptable.

Unfortunately, my lovely countryside walk, and pub garden idea with the boyfriend has been cancelled due to the unfortunate weather, (Typical). SO instead we are having a lazy day and catching up on Breaking Bad, (I am so close to the last series, it is exciting).

Anywhooo, today I wanted to share with you one of my ‘standard’ day to day looks, my make up of the day. My blog has seemed so fashion orientated recently, I have been excited about getting messy with my make up collection, and sharing a few pictures with you.

I will talk you through from the beginning to the end…

To start with I cleansed, toned and moisturized, (It is so important to look after your skin, even if you can cover it up with a load of make up).

I then followed with my Porefessional Primer, and Porefessional powder, (Yes I applied powder before my base product), it helps keep everything in place that much longer, and look that much more flawless (Try it). And of course, I chose my MOST LOVED base, (Of the moment), Dior Hydralife BB creme, applied with my Benefit foundation brush.

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To hide my imperfections, and blemish marks, I used my No7 stick concealer in ‘Deeply Ivory’, and my NYX HD concealer in Light to cover my dark cirlcles. I prefer to apply mine in a triangle shape, for extra highlighting around my under eye and cheek bone.

I then move on to my eyes…

Starting with Bobbi Browns Long Wear Eye Base Primer, (8 hours of eye make up…Yes please), and Urban Decays Naked Basics Palette, (Giveaway running here). I used Foxy and W.O.S to cover the base of my eye, Faint to create a smokey look, from the outer eye, and towards the brow, and lined the eye using Crave.

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When it comes to eye make up, I prefer using my finger tips for the application, but I used a brush to finish of the blend, (This one being from my beauty kit, and no particular brand), and a brush to help create a neater finish for the liner.

(Using eye lash curlers, as usual), Here I am wearing Collections 5in1 Mascara, which is incredible for the price, (Less than £5.00…WHAT). It gives me the curl, volume and length I love.

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For my brows I used NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Blonde, which is great for creating definition, precision lines and building on the thickness and fullness of your brows. I tend to use the lighter colour for day time wear.

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To finish the face, I had to go for my MAC Fleur Power blusher, and Benefits Hoola. Remember to do the 3 sign, covering each side of the face for perfect coverage. No body wants patchy bronzer, or OTT bronzed cheeks. For my blush I used Real Techniques Buffing Brush, and for the bronzer I used my ‘no brand’ beauty kit powder brush.

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Now, no MOTD would be complete with out some spring colour pink lips, and of course Tanya Burr’s Picnic in The Park, is one of my go to shades of the moment.

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Apologies for the picture quality, I was hoping to take some out door pics, but since it had decided to heavily rain today, I didn’t think it would quite be the same.

HOW DO YOU LIKE TO FINISH YOUR LOOK OFF?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT FROM MY MOTD?

Have a lovely Sunday.

Lots of Love,

KBxx

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Black Cherry Lips – By Revlon

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Hey There,

For agessss now I have been lusting over dark lipsticks, you know the purples and plums, that seem to be coated on everyone’s lips. I have umm’ed and arr’ed for too long, picking up MACs Rebel, and putting it back down too many times.

I had seen a friend over new years, wearing a gorgeous dark lippy, but it wasn’t until the other week, that I marched her to boots, and got her to pick out the exact shade for me… The lipstick in question being Black Cherry by Revlon. I was feeling brave that day, and thought if I didn’t buy it then, I would never get one. For a while I had been thinking ‘it would never suit me’, and I would need to slap the fake tan on, (Everything looks better on tanned skin), but much to my surprise, the colour suited my  natural skin tone and colouring.

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Being a girl who normally sticks to pinks and corals, you can imagine this is quite a daring colour for me. So although I am IN LOVE with this colour, it is not going to cut it as my go to lippy, (Just yet)! Having said that, I get very excited about wearing it for a night out, and sometimes I just wear it around the house, (Why not hey).

Being such a dark colour, it does need to be reapplied regularly, although its wearability is surprisingly good. It applies well, and has a lovely silky, cream texture to it. At the moment I wear it on its own, (No gloss for once) but I would advise using a lip liner, (I will definitely be picking one up), just to avoid smudging and to get a better finish to the lip line.

WHAT IS YOUR DARKEST LIP COLOUR?

Hope you all enjoy the bank holiday Easter weekend. Happy Friday!

Lots of Love,

KBxx

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Pastels – Spring Trends

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Pink Lace Cami – Fashionunion

Blue/Black Jeans – Leigh Jeans by Topshop

Trainers – Converse

Necklace – 6pm.com

Nail Polish – Lilacism by Essie

Bag – Marks and Spencers

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Embellished Skirt – Forever New Helena

White Chiffon Blouse – H&M

Mint Clutch – Ted Baker

White Double Ankle Strap Peep Toe Heels – Newlook

Gold Nail Varnish – Versailles NARS

Hey there,

Right now I am obsessing with all things pastel coloured, (But isn’t everyone?). I am talking nails, all the way through to outfit accessories. It seems that the pastel trend is making a comeback from 2013, and of course I want something in every colour. For me, these colours are the perfect pick me up, girly, Spring statement, (I say good riddance to winter wardrobes).

Look 1…

If you’re not one for being head to toe in girly attire, then here’s how to stay on trend, both casually but with a splash of pastel. Sometimes you can’t beat the skinny jeans and cami duo, (It never fails) this relaxed but on trend look, is ideal for the day time. Teamed with some converses, spring inspired nails, handbags and gold necklaces, (Not forgetting the bling).

Look 2…

If getting glammed up is more your thing, then here is my ‘lunch date’ to evening option. I am absolutely crushing over this gorgeous mint embellished skirt. Keeping this as the main attraction, teamed with a classic white chiffon shirt, and strappy sandals, finished off by some gold studs, matching nails and a stunning mint green clutch, (Definitely a head turning outfit).

WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE PASTEL SHADE THIS SPRING?

Lots of Love,

KBxx

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WFW2014

Winchester Fashion Week 2014 – Part 1

Hey There,

So last weekend I went to Winchesters Fashion Week, where some beautiful models, showcased the wardrobes, hitting the designers, the boutiques and the high street retailers of Winchester this Spring Summer.

If you have ever been to Winchester, (And I am allowed to say this), then you will know what I mean, when I say… It was very Winchester. The style and trends on the catwalk were very traditional, smart, and elegant. Being only in my twenties, there were only one or two retailers which I saw ‘MUST HAVE’ pieces from, but that doesn’t mean that I wasn’t loving the classic or vintage looks in the show.

We were greeted with a free glass of wine, (Always a good start), with a bar open for constant refreshments, (Or should I say wine top ups), there were shop stalls set up, (So you could have a nose around before the catwalk) there were nibbles, wine tasting, chocolate trying, and general chit chat.

The show started at 7pm, and was broken up in to two halves.

To start with, (And in picture order) we had clothes from Joules, Phase Eight, Beales, Stardust Years, TAG, Cath Kidson, Laura Ashley, Justice, LK Bennett, CMe Essentials and Boudoir Blush.

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There is definitely a nautical theme going on here, and it looks great teamed up with a pop of bright colour, those girls floral trousers are very cute, (I wonder if they do them in adult sizes).

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A preppy style here with the use of smart shirts, and blazers, with some lovely spring colours trending through the outfits. The dresses at Phase Eight are gorgeous, this Azalea one (Above) being perfect for spring/summer weddings.

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Now I am absolutely loving the tailored fit trousers at the moment, (Even though my thighs aren’t), these floral ones are ideal and very on style. Beales are catwalking a rather, formal, business attire here.

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A shop I haven’t come across in Winchester before, ‘Stardust Years’, but absolutely loving their Vintage style, (Although it wouldn’t go in my personal day to day wardrobe), my favourite piece from their walk, is the cream dress/cloak, I think it was the long train behind it which I won me over.

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I was really looking forward to seeing what TAG had to offer, it is a fairly new shop to Winchester, but perfect for the younger/student population of Winchester. Their prints are very out there and exactly on trend (Which I love), and just look at that dress, (My absolute favourite piece from the show), I know the model wearing it could probably make anything look good though.

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Now this may be a stupid comment… But I didn’t even know Cath Kidston did clothes? I thought she was a bag, tea cup, print kinda lady. I think a Cath Kidston print is a classic, and can be spotted almost straight away, those floral trousers are great.

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And Laura Ashley? Doesn’t she just do furniture?… Am I the only one, or am I just less clued up on fashion than I thought?…

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To show off the Jewellery by Justice, the models wore all black. I do want to know where that black tshirt dress is from though.

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I am a huge fan of the leather look at the moment, so its good to see LK Bennett pulling out the stops with these beauts. The pop of yellow is perfect for bringing the look into spring. I also have a thing for white dresses at the moment, and how cute does this dress look teamed with a pink waist belt, and heels, (Ideal for those spring/summer formal occasions).

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Here we have CMe Essentials, who are definitely focusing on the bold print trouser trend this spring summer.

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To finish the first half of WFW2014, the models showed of their great bodies, in some stunning lingerie from Boudoir Blush, (A shop I often go in to and walk straight out of as I can’t afford the prices…. But I am just out of uni – More or less). Anyone else who earns a decent wage, needs to visit this shop, the pieces are gorgeous.

I apologise for some of the quality of the pictures, of course my camera had to run out of battery, and my only back up was my phone.

I hope you have enjoyed my first update on WFW2014. I will be posting the second half of WFW2014 on the blog soon.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LOOK FROM THE SHOW?

Lots of Love,

KBxx

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