Front Row: Paris Couture Fashion Week SS17

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The couture shows in Paris this week have brought out a few well dressed celebs. Familiar faces were at Dior today from social media fave Chiara Feraggni to ASAP Rocky. As well as Diane Kruger, who arrived looking stunning in a classic Dior design.

Images from dailymail.com & justjared.com

 

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Dsquared2 Fall 2017

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I’m obsessed with the look that Charlotte Tilbury created for the girls at Dsquared2. Using all creamy products from her own line, they looked slightly wind burned with rosebud lips.

1.Light Wonder 2. Beach Stick in Formentera 3. Beach Stick in Ibiza 4. Matte Revolution in Walk of Shame 5. Colour Chameleon in Amber Haze 6. Legendary Brows

Images from vogue.com & Instagram

 

 

 

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Solange for Interview Magazine

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Full brushed up brows, tone on tone makeup, and voluminous hair makes for beautiful images of Solange Knowles. The accompanying article is an interview with big sis Bey. Click here to read it now.

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3 of the Best Golden Globes Beauty Looks

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The awards season has officially begun for 2017. At the Golden Globes on Sunday there was no shortage of gorgeous gowns and beautiful makeup looks. Lily Collins standout brows perfectly set off the rest of her makeup look, which included warm toned shadow and a bright red matte lip. Chrissy Teigen wins for best skin. Her complexion was glowing perfection. Claire Foy’s eyes were the focus of her look. Neutral toned shimmery shadow was intensified with black liner and loads of mascara.

Shu Uemura Brow Palette/Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in Rouge Feu/MAC Eyeshadow in I’m Into It

MAC Strobe Cream in Peachlite/Ilia Multi Stick in A Fine Romance/Tom Ford Lips and Boys in Mitchell

Suva Beauty Eyeshadow in Empire State/Suva Beauty Eyeshadow in Gastown Grind /YSL Couture Kajal in Noir Ardent/Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

 

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Limited Edition Beauty

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Limited edition and exclusive are key words for me when it comes to shopping. I also enjoy a good deal, and since beauty products very rarely get marked down the end of the year is prime to shop. My favourites include Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick palette and Ortigia Sicilia’s hand cream and perfume oil, both are on sale! Between here and my trip to London my shopping needs are most definitely going to be met.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette/Charlotte Tilbury Travel Brush Set/Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette/Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light/Burt’s Bees Lip Balm & Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream/Ortigia Sicilia Hand Cream & Perfume Oil/Diorific Vernis/Diptique Mini Candles 

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Winter Essentials

 

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Wrapping up warm is the theme of the week because it is freezing out! I’m not into sub-zero temperatures but I am all about a beautiful wool coat and basically anything fur. During the winter months a good skincare regime is imperative. Serums and oils are the best for the face because they can penetrate deeper than a typical moisturizer and provide more hydration. Lips should not be left out of the equation. A lip exfoliator will smooth away dry skin and then apply lip balm day and night to protect your lips from the elements.

1. Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier Cream  2. Bully 1803 Pommade Concentrate Balm  3. Earth Tu Face Honey Coconut Mask  4. Herbivore Lapis Oil Balancing Facial Oil 5. MAC Fix + 6. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue  7. Vaseline Lip Therapy in Rosy 8.Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub 9. Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue 10. Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate  11. The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boost 

New Look Faux Fur Coat/Aldo Nakina Thigh High Suede Boots/River Island Shearling Aviator Jacket /Karl Donoghue Lamb Skin Ear Muffs /Karl Donoghue Lamb Skin Ear Muffs /Alaia Eyelet Embellished Suede Ankle Boots/Quinton Chadwick Knitted Fingerless Gloves/Christopher Kane DoublEugenia Kim Pom Pom Cap/ Christopher Kane Breasted Wool Blend Coat /Karl Donoghue Lamb Skin Mittens/ Chiara Ferragni Flirting Snow Boots Stella McCartney Megane Cropped Quilted Shell Jacket

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

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A plethora of “angels” descended on Paris over the past few days for the highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Amongst the typical attire for such an event, Millie Mackintosh stood out in the coolest black tuxedo setting the chic factor a bit higher on the pink carpet.

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Naomi Campbell for W Magazine

 

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W magazine is closing out the year strong with this fabulous editorial featuring Naomi Campbell. Makeup artist Renee Garnes, photographer Steven Klein, and fashion editor Edward Enninful were a few of the creative forces behind the shoot.

Images from W magazine

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Tweezerman Eyelash Curler

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When it comes to eyelash curlers I am obsessed with my Shu Uemura curler. However I’m always up for trying something new. The ProMaster curler works best on deep set or almond eyes, the opening is wider than the ProCurl which is designed for round eyes. I found that the ProMaster fits more comfortably in my hand to curl someone else’s lashes. Both curlers on the right eye shape, give a smooth ‘C’ like curl-no bent lashes. Like the Shu lash curler these are also made in Japan, and come with not two but three replacement pads.

 

 

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2016 American Music Awards

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Models, musicians, and actors hit the red carpet last night at the AMA’s. Gigi Hadid was the star of the evening in flawless makeup and no less than six wardrobe changes. Standard red carpet beauty prevailed like hyper-real skin with the right amount of shade and highlight, lots of lashes, and groomed eye brows. I really liked Zoe Saldana’s colourful shadow and winged liner. Karlie Kloss’ Atelier Versace dress was the focus of her look. Her understated makeup and sleek pony were the perfect match. Behati Prinsloo nailed the effortless cool vibe. Her black dress had interesting details and her rock n’roll eyeliner with just a bit of silver glitter in the corner was spot on! Ciara channeled  Bridget Bardot for her hair and makeup look, but I’m not sure how I feel about her dress. Lady Gaga looked incredible from head to toe in a white Brandon Maxwell suit. Gaga’s natural hair was pulled back in sleek low bun which worked well with her oversized hat; winged liner and a subtle pink lip completed my favourite look of the night.

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