May 11, 2015

MBFWA BEAUTY: GARY BIGENI



image taken by yours truly


Gary Bigeni is known for his bold designs and while his show at Fashion Week this year gave us a glimpse at a more muted and grown up collection from him, the beauty look stood out and reflected his cheeky and colourful presence.


Models glided down with youthful, glowing skin and a striking cobalt blue shade painted on the lids. The look pared back beautifully with the neutral tones and "no effort" hair, adding an element of playfulness to his collection.


E x


April 11, 2015

BEAUTY SPOT: REN FLASH RINSE 1 MINUTE FACIAL



Hi Internet! So someone’s been a busy little bee and hasn’t blogged for two months – crazy how quickly the time has gone by! But I am back and here to stay and have a lot of things in the works to share with you all!

So Fashion Week is also just around the corner and I thought what would be more appropriate than a post on my favourite beauty product at the moment that I use to get my skin glowing: Ren’s Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. It is a godsend. The clever cookies at Ren have managed to stabilise Vitamin C that activates once in contact with water - genius! Every time I used this, my skin feels incredibly hydrated, refreshed and a little tight (in a good way) which is what I imagine a facial to feel like, and seeing as I am living the lifestyle of a uni student and can’t afford my weekly Omnilux facials this does just the trick to get my skin all bright and sparkly.

Do you have any favourite masks? I always love hearing other people’s recommendations!



E x

February 12, 2015

V DAY



Now before you think I’m getting all Fifty Shades on you, relax. I thought I’d put together a little single girl’s guide to celebrating Valentine’s Day because you’ve only got yourself to love for the rest of your life.


INDULGE

I recently treated myself to a stunning lingerie set from Agent Provocateur. Despite mainly wearing a colour palette of black and white, there’s just something about red that seems to draw me in. The detailing on these pieces are so beautiful and I’m so happy to have my first AP set!

I’ll always be faithful to my beloved Lonely pieces – not only are they insanely comfortable but they look amazing, so much so that you’ll want to show them off one way or another. This Lulu set is my favourite in my collection, it’s strappy without being tacky and is one I wear time and time again.

  
PAMPER

Take the time out of your day to really look after yourself – one of my favourite ways to do that is my skincare ritual. I first start with my Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, it gives my skin a really deep clean with the Hungarian mud drawing out all the impurities in the skin and leaves it looking and feeling fresh without feeling stripped or tight at all.

I’ve talked about the wonders of this Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask before – it is the perfect boost for my skin, it resurfaces, brightens and my skin glows after using it.

Sunday Riley’s Good Genes is another old favourite that I’ve spoken about before – it brightens, firms, plumps – it’s practically liquid gold.

I fell in love with the packaging of this La Mav Certified Organic Pure Rosehip Oil but it’s more than a pretty face. Rosehip oil is an essential in my beauty arsenal because it sinks beautifully into the skin, balances the oil in my t-zone and is a really beautiful night treatment. I wake up with healthy looking skin every time!


ROUGE

Valentine’s day and red lipstick kind of go hand in hand, and it’s even better when there’s no one to mess it all up. 

My go-tos are... Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl – a beautiful pink-toned red that instantly brightens my entire face. Burberry Lip Cover in Union Red is gorgeous hydrating fully pigmented true red that I use straight from the bullet or blotted to give a bit of a stained effect. Bloom’s Bella lipstick is a really lovely hydrating formula that feels really nourishing on the lips without skimping on colour. Nars lipstick in Red Lizard is a semi-matte deep red that looks amazing on all skin tones.


UNWIND

It’s important to remember to take a break and truly appreciate the down time that we get. We’re all guilty of being glued to our phones so light a candle and read a book to help you unwind.

Glasshouse just released this beauty of a candle that I have become addicted to called Verona that smells light a dozen roses. It leaves my room smelling like a garden, slightly sweet but so fresh and not overbearingly floral.

I also picked up Love and Misadventure by Lang Leav and Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet. Michael is my favourite poet and I have been loving reading a selection of his work every night before bed. Lang is his partner and her work is just as incredible. I highly recommend you check out their work.


SCENT

Finally, to me there’s nothing more romantic than scent. My favourite fragrance will always be Molecule 01 from Escentric Molecules which works together with your own pheromones to create your very own scent unique to you, just with woodier notes. I love pairing it with my Diptyque Eau Duelle – it’s a rich spicy vanilla scent that I think is so captivating when worn on the skin.


I hope you all have an amazing Valentine’s Day whatever you decide to do. To me it’s just like any other day but it’s always nice to give yourself a bit of extra love when you can find the time! 'Til next time, lovers!


February 4, 2015

SILVER LININGS: HOLLY RYAN


Holly Ryan is more than a jewellery designer, she is a silversmith creating her own works of art made to adorn the body. The campaign for her collection for FW15, pOla II, is captivating, mesmerising and completely draws you in - dark and sultry offset by her sculptural pieces. Holly shared her story with me, her creative inspirations and her life as a designer...