I just wanted to share with you this absolutely gorgeous set from Dior. It makes me make-up happy everytime I open it as I love the beautiful colours and the packaging. Inside is two nail varnishes and four lipsticks. Here's a closer look...
Here are the two varnishes. On the left is a lovely light peachy colour called 115 Charnelle which is perfect for a simple, pretty nail look and on the right is a darker cafe au lait colour called 413 Greige, I love this colour as I think it looks so sophisticated and is perfectly in line with all the Autumn trends. The packaging is simple and elegant too and the varnishes themselves are easy to apply but do take a two or three coats for the perfect finish. I find with Dior varnishes too that they take a while to dry completely so be careful of that!
From left to right: 683 Esquisse, 663 Guipure, 553 Sillage, 169 Grege
My favourite part! These new Dior Nude lipsticks. I love how feminine and beautiful the colours are and the finish is beautifully glossy and smooth. The forumla keeps the lips feeling really moisturised and they have a lovely luminous finish. I think these lipsticks are perfect for any of you looking for a new high end lipstick as they are a super sophisticated asset to any make-up bag and are perfect colours to instantly lift your make-up look!
I was lucky enough to go to the Burberry show on Monday as well as
Mulberry. The show always takes place in a huge space in Kensington
Gardens in west London. I went backstage too to see all the latest hair and make-up trends! Makeup artist Wendy Rowe went for quite a different Burberry look this year by making the make-up all about a red lip. They used a new lipstick called Siren Red launching later this year and heavily applied it to the middle of the lips with less at the outer corner. The lip was inspired by the strong, feminine attitude of this years Burberry girl. The skin was radiant and defined by contoured cheekbones and the eyes were left bare apart from a small amount of brown shadow swept through the socket. Most of the girls' brows were amazing and full but the were filled in slightly to accentuate them!
The show itself was totally star studded, I saw so many people! Harry Styles, Andy Murray, Anna Wintour, Dita Von Teese just to name a few! The collection was really bright and vibrant with lots of texture and diversity and as usual at Burberry, the soundtrack was amazing. I vlogged my afternoon at Burberry so please check out the video, I will pop a link below. I also did a quick Q&A with one of my all time favourite models, the lovely Cara Delevigne!
On Tuesday, I went to Claridge's for one of my favourite fashion events, the Mulberry show. As soon as I arrived there was a prominent theme - colour! The colour palette was beautiful pastels and sorbets right from the clothes to the rainbow cake they gave us upon arrival. Creative director Emma Hill said that the show was a 'blend of Mulberry's English country heritage with a sorbet summer palette.' The colourful collection featured beautiful reinterpreted classic tailoring and Seventies-inspired detailing. I loved the setting as well, the runway was decorated with colour flowers, gnomes everywhere, Mulberry trees lining the catwalk and there were geckos in the branches - which were seen printed on the seasonal clothing too and there was grass on the floor as you walked in!
As usual there was an array of beautiful and stylish faces on the front row. These girls are my particular favourites...
And of course another front row regular - Olivia Palermo! She was holding the Mini Flower Alexa bag
Jessica Ennis was there too, there was a strong Olympian presence across many of the shows. She was carrying the Bayswater in Sycamore
Kate Moss and Alexa Chung sitting on the front row
Here are some of my favourite looks, as you can see there was such a gorgeous pastel colour palette, but then also sophisticated black featured as well. I love how Mulberry bring dogs out on the runway too. I just thought the whole Mulberry image was so summery, wholesome, pretty and truly British as well.
The hair and make-up was so so so gorgeous. As seen with a lot of shows, the skin was natural looking and flawless with a small amount of peachy blush and contour and a pretty pink colour on the lips. Highlighting was important too and the skin looked sun kissed and dewy. However the eyes were defined by a thick flick of black liner which I thought was a really feminine touch, the flick was soft and not ending on a sharp point which added to the whole theme of a soft and delicate collection. I love the idea of the Mulberry girl not being perfect and this was seen in the beautiful hair styles which had a messy edge. The hair was a loose beachy braided chignon that had an undone feel and the girls wore their hair on a low side parting, I just absolutely loved and will be recreating it!
Hope you enjoyed reading guys, I just love all the looks and the pictures above from the make-up to the bags to the decor to the clothes and everything in between! Thank you Mulberry for another amazing show.
I have been using some bits and bobs from the lovely Daniel Sandler's make-up collection recently and I love some of the colourful products he has in his range - they have made me feel really inspired! I thought I would share them with you so you can feel inspired by them too!
First up are these lovely colourful cream blushers perfect for getting skin looking radiant and healthy. on the left is 'Riviera', a warm brown colour which gives the skin a naturally bronzed appearance. In the middle is the super vibrant appropriately named 'Hot Pink' which looks gorgeous on the apples of the cheeks and is a great for those days you don't want to wear much make-up! On the right is the beautiful coral colour called 'Soft Peach' which is a great everyday cream blush and gives a lovely warmth to the skin. I love the texture of these creams as they blend really beautifully and easily into the skin.
Next is this gorgeous body shimmer which you can use all over your body for a bronzed shimmery appearance. It's called the 'Billion Dollar Body Shimmer' and it's a great product to use when you are already tanned just to give it that extra boost and enhancement. It's not too over powering glitter wise and the pay off is strong so you don't need to use too much to get gorgeous glowing skin!
I love this super gloss in the colour 'Super Bare'. It is a perfect everyday colour similar to MAC's 'Shy Girl', I think warm peachy browns look lovely on the lips and it can go with all different make-up looks. The consistency of this gloss is great too as it's not too sticky and feels comfortable to wear.
Next is a gorgeous staple red lipstick in the colour 'Red Carpet'. This shade of red is right up my street as it is the perfect balace between sophistication and vibrancy. The consistency is relatively matte but it still looks healthy and hydrating on the lips. I must say that the longevity of the product is good too as it stays on the lips for a good while so you don't need to reapply that often!
Next are these bright and colourful long lasting waterproof eyeliners in the colours 'Green Velvet' and 'Blue Velvet'. I love the colour of both of these as they instantly add colour to any make-up look. Their staying power is also good although I cannot say how waterproof they are as I haven't been near water wearing it yet but hopefully they will live up to that! The formula is really soft so they glide on easily and the colour pay off is great too as you can see. I just think they are such pretty colours just to wear on their own!
I've saved the best until last because these two shadows are my absolute favourite! I just think the colours are simply beautiful and together they make for the most gorgeous warm shimmery smokey eye. They are both sheer satin shadows and the colour on the left is called 'Lava' and the right one didn't appear to have a name... just the numbers 5A32A! The texture of them is just divine and they feel so soft, the colour pay off is amazing too. I would seriously recommend these shadows!
Hope you're all having a good week so far! Here are the five products I have really liked recently.
Earlier this week you might have seen me Instagram a picture of this gorgeous Korres lip balm. I have been loving it so much recently as it is super hydrating, smells gorgeous and gives a lovely subtle gloss of colour. This particular type is mango but I love the pomegranate too, my lips felt conditioned and soft after using it only a few times and my lips don't crave it like other balms make your lips do, instead it maintains them and keeps them nourrished. A great one to have in your handbag!
Next is this fantastic brow pencil and gel duo from Calvin Klein. I have only recently started trying Calvin Klein products and this one is so far my favourite. I love brow duo's anyway and this is great because it has a waxy brown crayon on one end for pencilling in and then a brow gel on the other end to hold the brow shape in place. I have to say that after using this my brow pencil lasts all day. I like the packaging too... rather unique!
This new eyeshadow from MAC is AMAZING. It is essentially exactly the same thing as the Reflex Pear pigment but just in a pressed forumla and it is super glittery and shiny! AKA my kind of product! The colour is called Light Touch and I honestly love it so so much. It is the prettiest eye-catching shadow to wear all over the lid, or just in the tear duct, it can even be used as a highlighter. Here is the swatch below - although I don't think it will do it justice!!
Next are the Rimmel Wake Me Up 'Instant Radiant Shimmer Touch'. These are wonderful creamy and soft textured highlighters that blend into the most gorgeous golden and rose colours. Perfect for both highlighting and for a radiant blush too. They come out as a cream and blend into the most velvety feeling finish. I have to say Rimmel is really impressing me at the moment! I have swatched them below but haven't blended them fully so you can see the colour properly and get an idea of the consistency and finish.
Lastly are these uber glittery polishes from Rimmel. As you guys know I wear Shellac on my nails but I have tried these out on my friends and they are super glittery and reflective. I also think Rimmel polishes are incredibly easy to work with and apply. However they do chip faster than other polishes available but that's not really much of a set back in my opinion! This kind of product is one that makes me feel happy just by looking at it!