Friday, 5 February 2016

Ilamasqua Berber Pigment and Zala Hair Extensions

Red eyeshadow is something I would have previously associated with the mad hatter, 90's goth and general illness. However I have been collecting the Illamasqua pure pigments which have by far the best formula I have tried. Berber is a shade that I swatched every time I went into Selfridges but never bought, my mum bought it me for Christmas and I have been obsessed with it ever since.
Berber is a dark red copper shade but definitely more red than orange, with stunning fine glitter particles similar to those in the Ore pigment.

Red smokey eyes are now one of my favourite staple looks, being dramatic and glamorous yet more edgy than the standard brown or black smokey eye.

My extensions from Zala Hair, an Australian extensions brand  are my pride and joy. I'm like a proud show pony with all the wefts in, they're the only extension brand I found that have a shade light enough to match my white hair and the best part about these extensions is that they are a true white pearl shade with silver undertones - hence no toning required! I would highly recommend this brand as the customer service team are incredibly helpful - being an idiot I ordered the 16 inch set trying to be cheap, before realising that my hair is nearly waist length....

Hope life is going well for you - side note pls try Ben and Jerrys Dough-ble impact core. As my housemate said it makes every moment of living before its discovery 'fade into irrelevance.'

Monday, 2 November 2015

OOTD: Chopper biker tee and statement crystal collar necklace with Mac Viva Glam 1

Sorry for being MIA once again! As well as transitioning into life in a different part of the UK i have also been recovering from a shoulder operation - cue sleepless nights, coedine and a morphine overdose :)

However I have subsequently returned from the grave and I'm happy to say that I have settled into uni life and the routine of librabry, Lidl and laundry. Decorating my own space has been fun and I've collected a few homeware items and may do a post on personalising dorm rooms in the future.

Here is a classic Grace outfit, all black, aggressive biker tee shirt offset with a huge statement necklace and my favourite red lip - Mac viva glam 1. I find that some reds really don't look good with my hair colour and I end up looking a bit like an 80's stripper but this shade has just enough depth to it whilst still giving off the appearance of a classic red.

I am currently obsessed with these boots which I sourced from Zara via eBay, they're a really comfortable heel height for everyday wear and I love the patent leopard print in combination with printed tee shirts.

Today was supposed to be dedicated to reading the 338383949 journals I have to read for my English Literature course but instead I am proud to say my tumblr is now on point...

Sunday, 2 August 2015

OOTD: Harley Davidson tee and suede riding pants

So I'm aware that I have been very MIA from this blog for a while now - which I will mostly blame on A-level exams, however, laziness was also a key factor.

 I've started that stage of the summer where you decide to give yourself a life makeover and begin to deep clean your room, only to find that it is beyond saving and could do with being burnt down and rebuilt sims-style. This stage also involves a searching and meaningful evaluation of your personal style as you realise that you have been living in pyjamas or in my case - sleeping in and wearing the same pair of jeans for over a week.

I have decided to make a style mood board to inspire me again which I will be posting on this blog. In the meantime, here is an OOTD from last week. I have an obsession with collecting biker tee shirts and statement necklaces so this look is one I wear often. The vintage red Harley tee was bought off Depop and goes so well with MAC Viva glam 1 which happens to be my new favorite red!

The riding pants are a little difficult to see so apologies for the quality (impromptu iPhone photoshoot) but they're basically high-waisted brown suede leggings. The coin necklace is from Aliexpress and was around £3 but I have seen it on Shop Dixi and Depop for a lot more.

Hope you're having a good summer and here's to new beginnings!