BLOG COLLAB | Celeb Look-a-Likes

When Sophie (littlebitsophdid a post inviting people to join her in doing Celebrity Inspired Looks, I immediately put my name down. In total, 8 of us got together to do these post’s and I urge you all to go and check them out (all will be linked below). Although I’m a little late in getting my post published, I have had so much fun researching and finding inspiration for my look. 

 

I wouldn’t say I have a celebrity Look-a-Like as such, but I drew some similarities with Kat Dennings; bigger lips, dark hair, pale skin… plus I have a major girl-crush on her. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, so Kat, this one is for you!

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I kept my ‘Look’ simple, inspired from this gorgeous red carpet look i had saved on my phone before this collaboration was even in the pipe line. A bold purple/red lip, flawless skin and a flick of eyeliner over a bronze/gold shimmer eye makeup.  I finished off with a light touch of bronzer and Sleek’s ‘Coral’ blush to just warm my complexion up a tad.

I found the lips my most difficult task, I didn’t want to over draw on the cupid bow as mine is really pronounced and I just couldn’t get away with it, so I just got on with what I thought would suit me. 

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I hope you like it, here are the other fabulous blogs that took part in this collab, please check them out as they are all so, so talented and have some fantastic content!

♦ Rebecca at queenbeady.com did a Alana/Daniella Haim look

♦ McKenna at tofabulousandbeyond.wordpress.com did a Sophia Bush look

♦ Justine at petitelabrat.wordpress.com did a Jamie Chung look

♦ Jo at polishedliteracy.com did a Taylor Momsen look

♦ Casey at letmetrythisforyou.wordpress.com did a Sophia Vergara look

♦ Sophie at littlebitsoph.com did a Lorde look

♦ Olivia at eyehavealotoffeelings.wordpress.com did an Ellen Page look

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS | Spooky Eyes Contact Lenses ‘Dream Eyes’

A few weeks ago I received quite a curious product, something I hadn’t ever dared tried as I’m the most squeamish of people and the thought of putting my finger in my eye was unfathomable. But we all need to take these risks, and with many like me out there I thought I would take ‘one for the team’ and try out my little surprise. ‘Spooky Eyes‘ contact lenses*.

The box they came in opens up with instructions inside to get you on the right lines for inserting them, short and simple, but its one of those things you just have to grit your teeth and get on with. You ensure it isn’t inside out (needs to be bowl shaped), and place it on the end on your index finger, still wet from the solution their kept in.

It took many attempts going solo, *finger goes towards eye, eye closes*, I had to entail the help of my trusty boyfriend to keep my lid from shutting whilst in slow motion I can see this purple lens coming towards my eye. But, I DID IT! And although my eye pissed water for about 2 minutes straight afterwards (believe the instructions ‘apply before makeup’) it was surprisingly comfortable! My vision wasn’t affected at all, and if you ask me, it looks pretty cool. 

I chose the Soft Violet lenses as i thought they would suit my pale skin quite well, and I was right. I was really pleased with how they look when in! 

When it came to getting them out, it’s certainly less of a task than putting them in. You simply pinch it between your thumb and index finger and it pops out. (this only took 1 or two attempts!) And you’ve got used to touching your eye by now, so its no bother.

Overall, this was a completely new experience for me but it wasn’t a negative one. They didn’t irritate my eye at all but were comfortable to wear although you are advised not to wear them over long periods of time, and certainly not to sleep in them!

These would be SO perfect for halloween, or fancy dress of any kind. If only I knew about these back in NYE when i dressed as a sugar skull, these would of been a perfect finishing touch. Spooky Eyes provides Free Shipping on orders, and I’ve got my eyes on the ‘Cat Lenses’ which will make a great addition to any ‘Cat Woman’ costume!

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Lust for Lush

I don’t know whether its the summer weather or I’m just feeling adventurous right now (I do have pink nails at present), but I am completely obsessed with Orange. Be it a coloured lipstick, the citrus fruit or even ‘Orange Is The New Black’, I love it. 

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When having a little gallivant off to Exeter at the weekend, I made the obligatory visit to ‘Lush’ to smell out something lovely for a pampering bath. You may have seen my previous post about ‘The Comforter’, the most beautiful bubble bar I had laid my eyes (and nose) on, one of my all time favourite Lush products. Something Orange caught my eye, the Comforters brightly coloured twin… (Mr) ‘Brightside’. I had to take him home.

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Lush say “Hop in the bath with one of these uplifting bubble bars, Sicilian mandarin, bergamot and tangerine essential oils to help you look on the bright side of life! Its jazzy bright colours will create magnificent orange bath water, and the sunny citrus fragrance is sure to leave you jolly and refreshed.”

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Boy, have I fallen in love! the most glorious zesty smell fills the room when you massage and crumble it under the running tap, bubbles by the bucketload and the sunniest of bath water erupts to brighten anyones day!

Perfection… 

What are your favourite Lush products? 

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GET THE LOOK| Flirty to Fun

With the sun shining and the festival season well underway, I wanted to show how versatile the new Makeup Revolution palette is, so I’ve done two very quick looks perfect for a summer date night, and a fun festival night using the Dia De Los Muertos.

First is the Flirty Date night look, using the nude matt shades to do a gentle crease (excuse my hooded eyes) and using the rose gold shade on the lid. I also used the Smashbox black eyeliner pencil in the lash line to give a bit of definition. This look took about 5 minutes to do, and i think it looks really pretty.

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Next, I felt a little daring… with Glastonbury just days away I thought why not have a bit of fun! I’ve never been to Glasto, but I would love to. And whilst spending the night partying away I would want to be wearing something like this that you couldn’t get away with just walking down the highstreet! And a great test for the brighter colours in the palette. So I created a bright Pink and Purple eye makeup look, with some neon dots of colour to make it a little more fun.

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Are you off to Glasto? If so, what are your beauty essentials?