Monday, 8 December 2014

MY BEAUTY ROUTINE






I thought I would do a different type of post today as I don't normally share much about my beauty routine and in the past I have had a few of you ask me what makeup I use and how I style by hair (this post is coming soon). The pictures above actually go in order of how I like to apply my makeup in the morning, I even have then in draws in this order!

Foundation

I first start with my YSL Touch Eclat Radiant Foundation, I have been using this for the past 6 months and love it as it gives my skin a nice dewy look, which is great, considering my skin can look quite dry. I then cover up the bags under my eyes, redness around my nose and any unwanted blemishes with the Dermablend Corrective Stick Foundation, this is a life saving product as it is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way and it doesn't cake over your blemishes. I then set my foundation and concealer with the Dermablend Setting Powder, which sets it for 24 hours, great for me as I'm always on the go. Next I add a bit of colour to my cheeks with the Armani Blusher and add a finishing touch with with the Touche Eclat to highlight my brow bone, cheek bones and the small philtrum above your upper lip (sorry for the science talk I couldn't find anything but this word to describe the intent above the upper lip!).

Eyes

For my eyes I use the Naked Palette 2 and I mainly stick with Booty Call and Suspect shades for a more natural everyday look. I then line the upper lid with the Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Eye Liner as I like to create a slight flick in the corner. To finish I then use the L'oreal Paris False Lash Flutter, I have only been using this Mascara for 2 weeks but I can already see the difference and so far it has stood the test of the rainy British weather.

Lips

Depending on my look for the day I then choose between my L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection, I have the Julianne Moore shade or Kate Moss by Rimmel in shade 01 for the I mean business look.


Do you use any of the above in your routine? If so, let me know your thoughts as I always like to hear other people's perspectives.



Ally

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Sunday, 30 November 2014

WINTER WARMER






Jumper - French Connection
Jeans - Topshop
Coat - AllSaints
Boots - Russell & Bromley
Bag - Topshop
It's Sunday evening again, just where did the weekend go! I spent most of my weekend getting into the Christmas spirit (I mean it is the start of December tomorrow, so the count down begins). I started my Christmas shopping on Saturday, although Oxford St. was manic because of Black Friday weekend and I kind of got distracted and accidentally bought this cuddly jumper from French Connection as an early present to myself. I then spent Sunday at the Christmas market at South Bank, where I took my jumper out for a spin, whilst enjoying the pop up Rekordelig Cider Lounge (being a country gal it made me feel at home) and watching adults and children a like getting lost in the Christmas tree maze.

Did any of you make the most of Black Friday weekend, or have you started your Christmas shopping?


Ally

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Autumn Leaves




Coat - Allsaints
Top - H&M
Jeans - Topshop
Boots - Topshop
Bag - Topshop
Scarf - Zara

The weather suddenly took a turn for the worst this weekend, so it meant wrapping up warm, heating on and hot chocolates. The boyfriend and I spent most of Saturday wondering around London trying to do our best to get a bit of exercise and fresh air, I think looking back on my choice of outfit I must have been inspired slightly by the Harry Potter films with my scarf. 

I have to say though Winter is definitely my favourite time of year when it comes to fashion trends, I will always be a big knits, chunky scarves, boots and dark colours kinda gal!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Ally J
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