Thursday, 29 November 2012

Updated Make Up Storage!

Hello everyone, my name is Char and I have been a terrible blogger this month! I am back and this time I am getting well and truly back on the blogging train with some serious dedication! Thank you to those of you that have stuck by me and hello to my new followers! Now, onto the post! 
Who wants to see my updated make up storage?
 I did a make up storage post, weirdly, a year ago today. If you want to see that you can just click on this lovely link here! please excuse the pictures and layout, I was fairly new. Today I decided to show you lovely lot my new(ish) make up storage. I keep all my make up in the classic Helmer drawer set from Ikea (Link!) which is the pretty affordable price of £25. It comes with a set of four wheels however I didn't attach them on mine so its more stable on my floor, just a suggestion. On top of my drawer I keep all my make up brushes in the ever so useful sigma brush case, one side contains all my face brushes and the other has all my eye and lip brushes. I like to keep my setting spray and the foundation I am currently using on top too just for ease of reaching whilst putting my face on in the morning. My eyeshadow pallets are also kept on top for the sole reason that there is no where else for them to go!
The Helmer contains six drawers each with their own label holder so you can specify what is in each drawer for ease of finding. I have dedicated each drawer to a different selection of products so the top drawer contains all my face products like powders, foundations, bronzers, highlighters and blushes.  The second drawer is used for all my eye products, single and quad eyeshadows, mascaras, and eye liners. The third drawer stores all the lip products including lipsticks, glosses, stains and a decent selection of balms. Drawers four and five contain my hair products and some miscellaneous things like disinfectant wipes for my make up table, brush wipes, cotton buds and make up sponges. The sixth and final drawer is where I keep my entire nail varnish which I did a post on recently and you can see in more detail here! 
So that was a little overview of where I keep my make up collection, I'm thinking about doing an updated make up collection post soon if anyone is interested!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Classic Tailoring for A Modern Look

With the current trend for all things androgynous in fashion, the suit, or more generally tailoring, is becoming the coolest way to dress up. It hearkens back to the days when Katharine Hepburn was setting Hollywood alight – and causing a scandal by refusing to wear a skirt.

Not that a skirt cannot be part of a suit, because a neatly waisted skirt suit is a thing of beauty. It does, however, tend to look a little more corporate than a more fluid trouser suit, so perhaps it is best saved for the office.
It’s important to work out which cuts look right on you: high necklines or lower, boxy and masculine or fitted throughout. A good rule of thumb is that at least one part of your suit should be fitted to your body, otherwise you could end up looking like a boy whose mother has taken him to buy a suit that he will ‘grow into’. If you go for an oversized blazer – a look that is dominating editorial pages at present – team it with more fitted tapered trousers, rather than wide- leg palazzo pants. If you love wide-leg trousers, wear a jacket that sculpts your shoulders and cinches the waist.
Cate Blanchett follows in Katharine Hepburn’s footsteps in many ways, not least because she played her to perfection back in 2004 when she starred in Martin Scorsese’s film The Aviator. But Cate has continued to make nods to Ms Hepburn on the red carpet, wearing black and white suits with a relaxed, early 20th century feel. News has also leaked out recently that Cate will wear a Karl Lagerfeld-designed Chanel suit in the next Woody Allen film, which is currently in production in New York and San Francisco. The suit is said to be made from traditional tweed, and will be worn with a classic blouse. It sounds like sheer fashion perfection.
There are endless ways to wear tailoring, and you don’t have to stick to the traditional shirt underneath. A silky blouse with a pussy bow adds a romantic edge, while a T-shirt peeping out from behind an immaculate tailored jacket provides just the subtlest hint of punk rebellion. Take a look at the ladies’suits available now in the stores and online, and have fun putting together the
perfect look.

Monday, 12 November 2012

8 Autumn Loves TAG

1. Favourite Autumn Nail Polish
Essie's 'A List', it is the perfect wine red shade which seems to be a massive trend this season.

2. Favourite Autumn Blush: 
Vivo at tesco's 'Cinnamon Glow' its like a glowing golden rose shade which gives such a nice autumnal colour to the cheeks. It is my Go-To product from Autumn all the way to spring.

3. Favourite Autumn Eyeshadow: 
It's got to be a combination of MAC's 'Golden Flurry' with 'Soft Brown' in the corner.

4. Favourite Autumn Clothing Item: 
Got to be my new leather jacket, it has pretty much become my staple item this season.

5. Favourite Autumn Jewellery Item: 
I don't really wear a tonne of jewellery so I'm going to say a scarf as my favourite accessory.

6. Favourite Autumn Lipstick/Lipgloss:
MAC's 'Boybait' for lipgloss and another MAC product 'Creme Cup' for lipstick. My go to nudes!

7. Favourite Autumn Perfume:
My current favourite perfume that I am wearing all the time which is Victoria Secrets PINK with a splash in 'Sweet & Flirty' it smells amazing!

8. Favourite Autumn Miscellaneous Item: 
Ooh, urm.. I'm going to say big knit jumpers! They are so perfect for throwing on over the top of leggings for lazy days inside when its not so nice outside.

3 Random Autumn Questions:

1. What is the thing you most look forward to about autumn?
I am really looking forward to it getting a little bit chilly outside because I have someone to snuggle up with and keep me warm!

2. Do you go trick or treating, if so what are you planning on dressing up as this year?
Halloween has passed and I didn't go trick-or-treating or dress up as anything!

3. Who do you TAG?
From Nicole With Love
Lucyy Writes
Nicky's Beauty Quest
Jazz's World
And of course anyone else who reads this and fancies doing this tag on their blog!

Friday, 9 November 2012

CNL: Ombre Blue!

 L-R: Missguided 'Misstique.' Jack Wills 'Turquoise.' Barry M '285.' 
Essie 'Bikini So Teeny.' Avon 'Mint'
Super quick post from me today as I'm actually on my way up to Birmingham with my boyfriend for the weekend. This is the first time I've attempted an ombre effect on my nails and actually really like how its turned out. I am aware that the whole ombre trend has dwindled now but hey, it will be in fashion again soon!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Nail Varnish Collection!

I keep my nail varnish in the bottom draw of my make up cabinet. As you can see it is a fair sized collection but not amazing compared to a lot of nail varnish lovers! I also swatch the varnish colour on the lid of the bottle so its easier to find the shade I want easily.

Barry M Varnish L-R: 
262, 134, 301, 296, 305, 302, 303, 290, 295, 292, 47.

Barry M nail effects & Glitter L-R:
Black Crackle 311, Denim Glitter 325, Blue Glitter 297, Gold Foil 320, Silver Foil 319.
Jack Wills 'Turquoise'
Nails Inc 'Shorditch' 'Wyndham Place' 'South Molton Street' 'Jermyn Street'
Models Own 'Ibiza Mix'

'Mermaid To Order' 'Dear Diary' 'Tempted By Teal' 'Caught With My Khaki's Down' 'Planks A Lot'

Leighton Denny 'Babydoll'
Essie 'Tart Deco' 'Bikini So Teeny'
Missguided 'Misstique'
Deborah Lippmann 'Razzle Dazzle'

Avon 'Mint' 'Violet' 
3 unnamed/unbranded polishes
ELF 'Fluorescent Pink' 'Berry Pink' 'Mint Cream'

So that is the majority of my nail varnish collection, I say that as a few of my polishes are dotted around the house after I've painted my nails! 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

OOTD: Staple Leather Jacket!

Please excuse the rubbish quality photos, I am in the process of hunting down my camera charger so had to take these outfit pictures on my laptop webcam! I think it is the perfect time of year to buy or pull out your leather jackets on those crisp Autumn/Winter days when its not pouring down with rain. This is the first leather jacket I've owned and have pretty much worn it every day since my lovely dad bought it for me. Its perfect layered over the top of floaty t-shirts, dresses and even jumpers, worn with a thin or thick scarf when those chilling winds pick up its just right for keeping you toasty this time of year! My jacket and shirt are from the teen section at new look and as a guide, I am a size 8-10 and the shirt is a 13 year old and the jacket is 14-15 year old and both fit perfectly. All links are down below!
Leather Jacket - £24.99 - Teen Section @ New Look - Link!
Cream Tip Collar Shirt - £12.99 - Teen Section @ New Look - Link!
Nude Basic Vest - £6.00 - Topshop - Link!
Leggings (2 Pack) - £11.99 - New Look - Link!
Tory Burch Style Flats - £12.50 - Tesco - Link!