NYC was our first of many destinations of our lil trip round the states over summer! I completely fell in LOVE with this city, it was so much more like the movies than I expected! We stayed here for three nights and had a jam packed schedule to ensure we fit everything in, unfortunately we did miss Grand Central Station which is a gutter, but I’m sure there’ll defos be a next time!
DAY 1 – Rockerfeller Center
TOP – asos
SKIRT – topshop £29
BRALET – asos £10
SUNGLASSES – rayban £143
DAY 2 – Times Square & Statue of Liberty
DRESS – topshop £35
CK BRALET – asos £28 (currently reduced to £21)
DAY 3 – Empire State Building & Central Park
DRESS – topshop £29
…. ANDDD of course I couldn’t write a blog post about New York and not include some food and drink. Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee is hands down theeee best I’ve had, pls if you haven’t already, give it a try. And Smash Burger, quite simply, smashed it! (They’re about to open a restaurant in my local area which I’m tooo buzzing about yas)
Red sky at night… Autumn is defos up there with one of my fave times for makeup looks. These warm smokes create such a sunsetty vibe on my eyes which I’m lovin. I haven’t been into the the whole winged eyeliner recently but I today I thought it would finish off these eyes perfectly and make the colours pop!
MAC fluidline brow gel – deep dark brunette
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS modern renaissance eyeshadow palette
MORPHE palette – 35B, 35OM
NYX gel eyeliner – jet black
PRIMA LASHES – whispys
As the countdown to Halloween gets shorter I just had to have my own take on Desi Perkins’ melting skull. I adjusted her original look with a very glitsy glam twist by adding these beaut jewels and chunky glitters from The Gypsy Shrine. These glitters were super easy to work with, I applied glitter glue over the desired areas and used a cheap fluffy eyeshadow brush I found to swipe the glitter over the top in the messy, extravagant way I wished for. However, the glitters only came in a little, disposable, plastic pouch and I feel as though you don’t get much bang for buck, as for £5/£5.50 each I would expect a decent size tubs worth. (A tub for the quantity and as well as the quality of a decent container for the glitters to be used on more than one occasion). Despite this, they were very chunky glitters which I do believe is hard to find, and the reflection the irdisecent diamond mix face glitter gave off just looked amaze. The face jewels came in a set and you applied individually (apart from the main one on the forehead) all you have to do is place on your face, hold for five seconds and voila… bob’s ya uncle. The Gypsy Shrine do state on their site that the jewels are reusable however I’m struggling to imagine these sticking the second time around without the use of glitter or eyelash glue. You don’t know till you try though, and anyways whats the harm of using a lil glue underneath them!
THE GYPSY SHRINE candy skull halloween – all in one face jewel
THE GYPSY SHRINE candy skull halloween – chunky glitter
THE GYPSY SHRINE iridescent diamond mix – face glitter
After purchasing the Morphe 35B palette (have a look at my previous post) I decided to do something a lil more exciting and creative as Halloween is just round the corner. This pinky/purpley skull look is dramatic but with a cute and girly twist which I love!
NIVEVA men post shave balm
NYX born to glow illuminating primer
NARS all day luminous weightless foundation – Barcelona
NARS radiant creamy concealer – macadamia
LAURA MERCIER loose setting powder – translucent
MAC mineralize skinfinish – give me sun
BECCA Jaclyn Hill champagne pop
MORPHE – 35B palette
URBAN DECAY heavy metal glitter eyeliner – junkshow
URBAN DECAY eyeshadow – black out
COLLECTION fast stroke eye liner – black
TOUCH IN SOL metallist liquid foil & glitter eye shadow duo – Margret
MAC fluidline brow gelcreme – deep dark brunette
MORPHE – 35B palette
URBAN DECAY eyeshadow – black out
NYX gel eyeliner – black
Primalash – jasmine
Morphe 35B -With Halloween just around the corner I couldn’t resist buying this palette! I thought it would be the perfect product to create so many different looks as the colours are so varied and diverse. Suitable for outgoing, creative makeup looks or even just adding a bit of brightness to your subtle everyday. The shadows are extremely pigmented and easily blend-able with a more powdered finish. The mattes are my favourite in this palette, as along with all Morphe palettes I feel as though the shimmers aren’t the most pigmented (nothing a bit of Mac fix plus can’t solve though). But over all for only £19.50 you really can’t complain.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – So i’d just like to apologise after slating this product in one of my previous posts…. mistaking it for Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder but now I have eventually purchased this raved about product and I’m obsessed!! I use it to bake under my eyes and set the rest of my face with a damp beauty blender (keep this tip in mind). I leave the house looking airbrushed and come back looking airbrushed as this powder is not messing around. Sets my face all day long so that makeup does not budge, as well as creating such a flawless, smooth finish.
Mac Fluidline Brow Gelcreme – As the Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade was sold out in my shade (medium brown) I decided to try this Mac product as an alternative. I bought it in the shade deep dark brunette as although I am quite blonde I do have a lot of dark lowlights. And after using this a few times I have came to the conclusion I actually prefer this to the ABH product. It is a lot more creamy and smooth, making the application a lot easier and precise. As it is a lot less dry than the ABH pomade the product is build able and can create subtle editorial brows as well as a more harsh, sharp looking brow.
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer – I bought this to use as an eyeshadow primer, as although I’ve heard a lot of great reviews about Mac soft ochre paint pot, I’ve also heard it dries very quick making it difficult to work with (need to try myself so I’m yet to form my own opinion). Anyways, I have been using this in the shade NW15 and I love this as an eyeshadow base, as once set with a light eyeshadow/powder it leaves a build-able coverage base which eyeshadows glide over so easily. As it’s build-able, it can be used for a more natural makeup look with the skin coming through or even create a flawless base to get the truest, most pigment out of your eyeshadows.
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Recently I’ve had a break from the fake tan to give my skin a well needed rest from it. You can’t really tell on these photos due to filters but my skin has practically zero pigment, I unfortnatly have never tanned and never will booooo. Despite being super pale skin my whole life I still struggle to find outfits to complement my natural skin tone as I base my wardrobe on my fake tanned self. But when my friend and I decided to go for brunch I managed to throw this outfit together to try embrace the paleness in a classy kinda way with a simple striped tee and a ralphy scarf!
TOP – Zara £6
JEANS – Topshop £40
SCARF – Ralph Lauren
JACKET – Topshop £52
BAG – Zara
A few weeks back my friends and I decided to go to the Food Festival at Tynemouth Priory. It was such a lush day and the food was delishhhh with the likes of Zapatista and Fat Hippo (my fave). The weather, luckily, held up nice as it was a v last minute plan and didn’t actually get there till 4, so I thought this was a great outfit for a nice sunny day at the coast (keeping in mind that it can get a lil nippy next to the sea).
TOP – Zara
JACKET – Zara £39.99
JEANS – Topshop
BELT – H&M £3.99
SUNGLASSES – Ray Ban
P.S. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but I have deleted my food blog posts as I think I’m gonna keep a focus on fashion and beauty… lemme know what your thoughts are about that x