NYE 1920’s Style

Happy New year everyone, I hope you all had a lovely New Year’s Eve! For New Years I went to a fancy dress party it was a really good night! I decided to go for a 1920’s Gatsby style. I came across this dress online and had to buy it, I love the sequins and tassels. Tassels were very popular to wear back in the 1920’s. I added some gorgeous earrings I purchased last year from noxa jewellery and my shoes I got from boohoo.com

Click to buyEmerald Tassel Dress

Pretty little thing have some gorgeous dresses, it was hard to choose what dress to get. I would recommend pretty little thing or Missguided when finding a dress for a night out, they always have sales and offers so you can get a good deal!

The earrings I am wearing in the picture are sold out but I have found a pair which are stunning on noxa jewellery.  Earrings.

Soleil Tan De Chanel – Chanel

Soleil tan deChanelis a great product if you want to look more bronzed. As its winter time I still want to have a gorgeous glow. I recommend this product if you feel the same, you can apply this under your foundation or over the top. I normally apply this over the top and use it as a bronzer. I contour my cheekbones, around the edges of my forehead and jaw line. This makes my face appear more slim which is what I like doing as my face is round/square shaped.

‘A cream-gel bronzer that glides on to leave a velvety finish.Sun-kissed and natural this can be worn either over or under your usual CHANEL foundation’ – Chanel

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I have had this product for some time and it still looks brand new, you can get so many wears out of this product. The price of this product is £36.00 which is on the pricy side. As Chanel is a luxury brand it is expected but I have to say this is very long lasting and I won’t need to be buying any more bronzers for a while.

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Wearing Soleil Tan De Chanel

NYE Makeup Look

I love getting ready for NYE, I have created a look that I think will be great for a night out. For my eyes I have created this gold/green shimmer eyeshadow going into a black smokey eye. I thought to do something different for a change as I am always using the same eyeshadow colours. The gold and green tones made my blue eyes pop and to finish off the eye look I applied some full wispy lashes.

I started off by applying a base colour to my eyelid, this can be any white/creamy tone eyeshadow that you have. I used my  25A Copper Spice morphe palette for this and applied the product using a flat brush. As always I use my MAC Fix + and spray the product on to my brush as this makes the eyeshadow stay on longer and gives more of a pigmented effect. Continuing using my morphe palette I applied a light warm orange/brown eyeshadow using a crease blending brush.

For the centre of the lid I used the Makeup Geek Dirty Martini Eyeshadow, this is a light green colour. I would highly recommend makeup geek eyeshadows, they are known for their great pigmentation and are easily to blend. It is important to keep blending your eyeshadows together, this will give you a smoother look to avoid any harsh lines. I went back to my morphe palette and picked up a slightly darker brown tone to apply into my crease, this will give my eye more definition and over the top of my green eyeshadow I used a gold shimmer eyeshadow, you can use a flat brush or your finger and lightly apply this over the centre of the lid. I then went in with a grey/black tone eyeshadow only applying a little bit to my crease just to put the eye look together. I picked up my blended brush once again and blended every thing out.

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To give me a glow on my face I used my Gerard Cosmetics Highlighter in the colour Grace. For foundation I used my born this way foundation by too faced, the reason I used this foundation is because it gives a full coverage which I think is great for a night out as it will last longer and look great in photos. For my Lips I applied Benefit Sugar Bomb Lip Gloss, I adore this product it is really glossy and has a lot of moisture. Plus it is not sticky like some lip glosses you get.

 

To get full wispy lashes, Lily lashes have the best lashes you can get plus you can get 20+ wears out of them, thats very long lasting! I have the lashes ‘Miami’ the popular style and most sold as Kylie Jenner uses these lashes!

‘An ultra-wispy set of false lashes, ideal for achieving an Insta-worthy finish. The Miami lash has been seen on Kylie Jenner on the red carpet over and over. This 3D Mink Lash is the perfect way to gain a seductive finish to your favorite glam moments. Ultra-long, yet incredibly lightweight, these lashes sit seamlessly along the lash-line for a comfortable wear.’ – Lily Lashes 

 

What to buy when going on Vacation/Holiday

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I get really excited when I buy clothes for a trip, I love creating outfits for in the day and evenings. In the day I mainly wear a bikini and a nice playsuit over the top or a light summer dress as I do not want to wear anything heavy.  For the evening I like to wear of the shoulder tops especially if it is a chilly night. Long floral dresses are lush to wear and jumpsuits as well. I would recommend Forever21,H&M,Misguided,River Island,Mango for holiday shopping as you may come across something you adore.

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Here are some perfect items I have found which I think are lovely to take away with you. They are all from Forever21. I love online shopping and forever21 have holiday clothes all year round!

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Selfie Leslie Lace Trim Playsuit
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Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top

I adore off the shoulder tops as I feel they give a feminine look and are fun to wear. I love wearing jeans with off the shoulder tops but think they go great with anything such as skirts and trousers.

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I have found online a similar top to the picture I am wearing above as the top is currently sold out.

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Natural Makeup Look

For everyday makeup I try to keep it as natural as possible but I can’t help to add eyeshadow, I like using a brown colour as it makes my eye colour pop and still looks natural looking. I like to add a lipstick, I use MAC Velvet Teddy and Spice Lip Liner, I think they are a great combination to use.

For eyeshadow I used Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Palette. I applied Blonde all over my lid as a base and then took my crease brush and applied the colour zone and blended that into my crease. The colours in this palette are just fantastic and really pigmented. I like to use my MAC FIX + spray and apply this on my brush, this makes the eyeshadow pop and last longer. I have had this palette for some time now and I always use it. They have a variety of colours so I never get bored of using this. I applied Mascara and eyeliner to finish off my eye look.

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For foundation I like to use my Born This Way Foundation by TooFaced, It has a great coverage and is great for all skin types. I have combination skin, which is oily around my T-zone and dry everywhere else on my face. For moisturiser I use my Manuka Doctor Gold Dust Firming Serum, this gives me a gorgeous glow and keeps my skin hydrated.

Parks London Noir Candle

I have been obsessed with this candle lately, Parks London have lovely luxury candles and will be purchasing more in the future. Yesterday I decided to light a candle in my bedroom as I think it changes the mood in the room lol. The scent is Vetiver, Basil & Mint, it really has a luxury smell which I love.

‘Invigorating peppermint and bergamot blended with crisp basil and herbs. Vetiver and woods bring depth to the freshness.’ – Parks London

I think a candle is a perfect gift to give someone for a birthday or christmas present. Below is an exclusive gift set I found on their website which I think is perfect to give someone. Diffusers are very popular at the moment they are a great way to add constant fragrance to your home. They last until all the fragrance oil evaporates. Diffusers work really well in places where you always want it to smell nice but can‘t keep an eye on a candle.

‘Transform your home with the idyllic fragrance of rare Polynesian orchids, tropical lotus flowers and hibiscus in the purest natural wax candles and natural diffuser.’ – Parks London

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This candle is currently sold out on their website but here is another one I have found which sounds really nice.

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NOIR 1 Wick Candle | Oudh | £33.00

 Parks Candle I want to purchase in the future;

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Aromatherapy 1 Wick Candle | VETIVER, BASIL, LAVENDER & MINT | £30.00

Dior Show Mascara

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I have recently been using Dior Show Mascara, I have seen this mascara many times when christmas shopping but never picked one up. Luckily when opening my gifts from family this gorgeous mascara appeared, I could not believe it as I have seen this product many times recently when shopping online and going to the shops. As soon as I receive anything beauty related for christmas I have to try the product out.

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Big fat chunky, bristly brushes are good for people who want a lot of volume and curl. I would recommend using this product if you are looking for having fuller looking lashes. Dior has said this product will give you a lash extension effect. Here is what Dior has to say about the product;

‘In 2015, Diorshow, the professional Dior Backstage mascara, is being renewed. Its new-generation formula enriched with microfibres optically reproduces the effect of lash extensions used by runway makeup artists.
Its patented AIR-LOCK™ wiper prevents the formula from being in contact with the air, keeping the mascara from drying in the tube, for fresh application, day after day.’

The Mascara colour I am using is PRO BLACK.  Price £25.50 – Click To Purchase

Recently I have had troubles with growing my eyelashes back after having individuals lashes put in, no matter when getting them taken off professionally or myself some of my eyelashes fall out. Thankfully my eyelashes are now back and fuller, I have been applying castor oil on my lashes, it is capable of preventing them from breaking and can help the growth of your eyelashes. I feel that the majority of women purchase a mascara to get fuller/longer lashes, I would highly recommend using castor oil. I will add some links of castor oil I use, It is safe to use around the eyes when applying carefully with a cue tip/cotton bud.

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A Little Inspiration

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I want to start off by giving my followers some inspiration on achieving their dreams.

If you have a passion for something and really want to make that your career, you have to think out side the box and remain positive. Finding on how to go about it is the first step to achieving your goals, you have to come up with a plan and how you can work this around your lifestyle. Success does not lie in results but in efforts. Being the best is not so important. Doing the best is all that matters. In life you can’t wait about for an opportunity to come to you, you have go and create it and things will fall into place.

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A Good 5 Things To Give Up:

  •   Excuses
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Fear Of Success
  • People Pleasing
  • Fear Of Failure

Start where you are, use what you have and do what you can, don’t stop until you feel proud of yourself. The main thing is to never give up when things get tough, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Your attitude on things in life, determines your direction, this is why it is so important to stay positive no matter what life throws at you.

I strongly recommend a book called The Secret, if you haven’t heard of it, The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book by Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the pseudo-scientific ‘law of attraction‘ which claims that thoughts can change the world directly. The book has sold 20 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages. It has changed many people views in life and certainly changed mine.

I will also recommend a man that I watch on youtube, Ralph. He’s youtube channel is called infinite waters diving deep. He is a psychologist and councillor and now has gone on to motivate and inspire many people across the world with a staggering 1Million + Subscribers. When I’m feeling down, I always watch he’s videos for guidance, A link is attached if you want to check out his videos. https://www.youtube.com/user/Kemetprince1

Why is meditation good for the body?                                                                                             

Meditation is essential to feel well and live a Happy Life.     Medi32f0b0747ead5ae3636954e7cf9331f9-angel-paintings-angel-arttation can help us to eliminate negative thoughts, worries, anxiety, all factors that can prevent us feeling happy. It has been proved that the practice of meditation, carried out on a regular basis, will mitigate the symptoms of stress and anxiety. I like to mediate at least once a week, I search on youtube, ‘deep cleaning meditation music’ and lay down with my head phones in for at least an hour. This helps me clear my mind of any stress and worries, I find it very cleansing for me.

HUDA BEAUTY MAUVE OBSESSIONS

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For christmas I received this lovely gift  ‘HUDABEAUTY mauve obsessions eye shadow palette’ I adore the colours and they are very pigmented which is what I like when it comes to eyeshadows. I created a glam eye look for Christmas using this palette, I could not wait to try out Huda Beauty eyeshadows as I have never owned one before. I used one of morphe crease brushes and blending brush to create a smokey eye, I will leave a link below so you can check out a selection of brushes they have. I would recommend morphe,zoeva & makeup geek as these brands have high quality makeup tools.

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The matte colours in this palette I would use as a base and into my crease, the metallic colours I would apply into the centre of my eye lid. To make the metallic eyeshadow pop and stand out even more, I would normally take my MAC pro fix + and spray the product all over my brush. This will make the eyeshadow appear more pigmented and it will last longer which is a bonus.

ZOEVA BRUSHES                            MORPHE BRUSHES                       MAKEUP GEEK BRUSHES  

Alex Monroe

I got a cute little baby bee necklace in gold which is super pretty and goes with many outfits. They also have this necklace in rose gold and silver. I think this necklace would be perfect to give as a gift for someone. The packaging and colours are super elegant looking.

I got a cute little baby bee necklace in gold which is super pretty and goes with many outfits. They also have this necklace in rose gold and silver. I think this necklace would be perfect to give as a gift for someone. The packaging and colours are super elegant looking.

You can also get the baby bee as a bracelet which I love in rose gold.

Here is a little more info on Alex Monroe Shop.

Alex Monroe has been hand making jewellery in London for 30 years and as we’ve grown, more and more of our customers look to create their own future heirlooms through our bespoke service.

Our bespoke team of Susie, Sarah and Jo, have years of collective experience creating vibrant one off pieces always inspired by the brands signature style. However big or small your enquiry may be, the team encourages you to get in touch and talk through your ideas.

Be it an engagement or wedding ring, a special gift, or a personal treat, together we can create truly unique and exciting pieces, that can be tailored to your budget.

The earrings I got from River island which I got in the sale, I love this style of earring as they are very in at the moment.

If you would like to visit Alex Monroe Website click the link below.

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Thank you for reading! I will be posting some more content up soon, which will be more fashion related!

Georgina xo