Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Alfie Banks

Today I received a little present from my new favourite streetwear line Alfie Banks. They are a new South London based unisex label. Their grams are simple, sleek and really comfy.
 
Can't wait to see what else they bring out, check them out on Instagram @alfiebanksldn
 
You can also use my discount code 'LJ10' for a nice 10% off! Happy shopping!
 


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Step by step pictorial

As promised I prepared a step by step of one of the first lip arts I created - A MINION! 

Step 1. 

Step 2. 

Step 3.

Step 4.


Below is a throwback from the one I did a year ago..



It's all down to practice and using the right tools and products, as well as good lighting and camera angle. 

I want to repost some recreations so if you do any, hashtag my name on Instagram so I can see! 

 

Friday, 22 August 2014

Desio Eyes Review

I recently received my Desio Eyes contact lenses in 'Icy Blue!' I was quite sceptical about contacts as my eyes are quite dark and it's never seemed to work in the past. But I cannot fault these! 

They come in a range of colours, I have my eyes on 'Forest Green' next. They are very lightweight and easy to use which means they are extremely comfortable to wear. 
Perfect for a big night out or special occasion! 


The design of them is really natural too. Other contacts I have tried in the past have looked too fake but with Desio you can't tell someone is wearing different colour contacts. They also do a men's range which is great!
 
(TIP - Pop a little bit of white eyeliner on your waterline too to really make the colour stand out!)
 
It's a big 10 out of 10 from me!

THANK YOU

This week has been super crazy with my work going a little viral. And it's all down to my followers on Facebook and Instagram. I wish I could thank everyone individually! 

Social media these days is so powerful and receiving pictures from my friends from all over London with my double page spread in The Metro is a pretty surreal feeling.


I have a few really exciting things in the pipeline now the tabloids have calmed down a bit so WATCH THIS SPACE! 

Thank you all for the continuous love and support



Friday, 1 August 2014

What's in my makeup bag?

Following the post below, here are some of my essentials in my makeup bag that I carry around at all times...

MAC FACE AND BODY 


My mac face and body in C4 is my favourite summer foundation. I've just been on holiday so have caught the sun on my face a little bit. Face and body is so light and you can use it sparingly and just apply with your fingers (tut!)

MAC CONCEALER 


I tend to get quite dark circles under my eyes so a little bit of this each morning does the trick, although I am a firm believer that you can go a long way with just foundation and concealer is not always necessary. 

CLINIQUE POWDER 

 
I haven't been using this as much as I'm loving the dewy skin look at the moment rather then matte but I keep it with me just incase! I love everything Clinique, if I have a client who has sensitive skin I will pull out all my Clinique products as they are so gentle and light. 

MAC LIPLINER


The lip liner I am obsessing over at the moment is 'Staunchly Stlyish' by Mac. It's the perfect colour match for my lips as I'm girl crushin' on Kylie Jenner and the overdrawn lip thing right now.

MAC LIPSTICK 


This week it's 'Coral Bliss.' Always changing lip colour.
 
HE-SHI BRONZER 


I hadn't actually heard of He-Shi before but this was a birthday present from my brother who knows nothing about makeup so I hesitantly tried it out. I probably won't use any other bronzer again now as the pigment in this is amazing and very long-lasting. The different shades mean that you can really build up layers and will look good on many different skin tones


Monday, 28 July 2014

Aspinal of London

Today I received a lovely gift from the luxury leather goods company, Aspinal of London.

It's their Hepburn Cosmetic bag in Deer Saffiano and I am in love! It's the perfect size for all my essentials and I love the classic, simple nude colour. 

 


I also have their Business and Credit Card holder in Red Lizard and Cream Suede which is perfect for carrying my business cards around in! I've had it for about 2 years now and it's still in perfect condition. 

Look out for my next post to see what's inside my makeup bag this summer!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Red smokey eye

It's no lie I'm a sucker for red eyeshadow! It's a great colour for hazel eyes with it's rich, autumn tones. 



For this look I used Melt Cosmetics lipstick in '6six6' as a base (a little trick I stole from Lora Arellano - owner of Melt Cosmetics) I then used Ben Nye 'raisin' shadow on top.

When achieving a smokey eye I apply the shadow, then blend, apply more shadow, blend again and carry on repeating these two steps until you get the desired look. Even if the makeup you're using is highly pigmented, this way of application gives a perfect dramatic look, keep layering!

I used my favourite Maybelline gel liner on the top of my eye with a dramatic flick and Barry M on my waterline. Two of my favourite high street buys! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills on my brows in Auburn and Dark Brown and to finish if off i have Flutter Lashes on in 'Arielle'