SS15 TOM FORD INSPIRED MAKEUP USING CRUELTY FREE PRODUCTS
THE OLSEN TWINS - GIRL CRUSH ALERT
Known for their amazing sense of style, it comes as no big shock that they also inspire when it comes to makeup looks as both Ashley and Mary Kate always seem to have the whole effortless chic thing down to a Tee! I love that despite being twins they both have such an individual sense of style what with Ashley (on the right) doing the golden goddess look perfectly and Mary Kate (left) has the more grunge slept in liner with a 90’s style red lip. They started their own fashion line THE ROW back in 2006 which ‘reflects on a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance’ which is pretty much how I would describe their makeup looks too! They strike me as the kind of gals who dress for themselves and love experimenting.
NEW WORK FEATURING DOWNTON ACTRESS LAURA CARMICHAEL
Photography: Rachell Smith
Hair: Alice Theobald
Styling: Natalie Read
Makeup: Me Using Bobbi Brown
HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT LIP STAIN
LAUREN BACALL MAKEUP TUTORIAL
This was a recent purchase from BeautyMart. I picked this up after hearing a fair few other beauty bloggers raving about it. The wand is built up of three little rounded bauble shapes and the USP of this is how well it holds a curl. It’s a glossy black mascara and it is water resistant (however they do make a waterproof version also). Mascara is something I really struggle with on my own eyes, as so many end up leaving me with panda eyes especially when i’m on a set with hot lights all day. The Fairydrops Mascara gets a huge thumbs up from me! Not only does it hold a curl really well, but it drys quickly so you don’t get any imprint on the eyelid. It’s both volumising and lengthening without any panda eyes!
The waterproof version was out of stock so I picked up the original but I think this being water resistant is perfect for everyday, and whilst it lasts really well it still comes off easily when you want to remove it.
CETAPHIL GENTLE SKIN CLEANSER
So this was another recent purchase as it’s a well loved cleanser by many of the beauty elite and I have heard a lot of good press about it so thought i’d get round to trying it, especially as my skin has been a little problematic recently. Cetaphil is a gentle cleanser that’s aimed at sensitive and dry skin. It’s soap free, fragrance free and can be used with cotton pads for a quick cleanse or with water and muslin cloth to remove makeup and cleanse.
It’s a liquid/gel texture that foams really nicely so it does feel quite conditioning.
Have you tried this cleanser?
THE GREEN SMOOTHIE
The juice craze has been going strong now for as long as I can remember but when it comes to a healthy dose of all things great for your skin, for me I much prefer a smoothie! A smoothie contains the dietary fibre in both the fruit and the veg and I find these much more filling and tend to make them a couple of times a week.
For my smoothie above, I added the below to a blender, I use The Breville Blend Active
- 1 Small Banana (High in potassium, low in salt, great for energy, high levels of B vitamins)
- Half a handful of cucumber chunks (High in Vitamins A, C, K, high in antioxidants, and a good source of potassium)
- Small handful of frozen mango (Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre, also adding some frozen fruit will make the smoothie nice and chilled and keep it less pricy to make at home)
- 2 handfuls of fresh spinach (Full to the brim with vitamins and minerals, high in iron and makes your skin radiant)
- 1 cup of coconut water (Full of natural electrolytes and very hydrating)
Obviously there’s so many ways to make a delicious green smoothie and mix up the ingredients till you find your perfect flavour combination. I really enjoy them as a great way to add nutrients to my body when I have a busy day ahead of me.
AW14 Red Rust Tonal Makeup Look
NEW BEAUTY SHOOT FOR WONDERLAND MAGAZINE
For this shoot it was really fun to play with the idea of the changing light as we move closer to Autumn Winter. Our starting point for this shoot was the artist Anthony Gormley’s exhibition ‘White Light’. Within the makeup I chose to experiment with different textures and play further with the idea of light changing. You can see the full story and full credits on Wonderland’s website
Photography: Rachell Smith
Makeup: Me using Nars