Wednesday, 16 April 2014

THE TWO COLOUR MAC SMOKEY EYE USING 'SHROOM' AND 'CLUB'





This is my two colour, everyday smokey eye which I have been wearing pretty much every day for the past week, it's so quick and easy to do and looks like you have put a lot more effort in than you actually have. I used the colours 'club' and 'shroom' from MAC which are both recent purchases of mine which I have been loving using.
After using the Urban Decay primer potion all over my lid, I use my MAC 239 dupe brush (check out my blog post on £1 brush dupes here) to put 'Shroom' half way across my lid and in the inner corner of my eye. I then used the MAC 217 brush to put 'club' in the outer corner and blended it out into the crease. I love club as it is a duochrome colour which changes from a brown to a silvery grey blue depending on which angle you look at it from. Club blends out to a brown colour but then using the same 217 blending brush I patted on the colour in the outer corner to build it up and add more pigment and vibrancy. This colour packing makes it a more intense dark silver/grey colour as opposed to brown. After this I just take a little bit of what is left on my brush and put it under the eye near the lash line to pull together the whole look.

What do you think of my two colour smokey eye? Have you tried MAC 'club' before? What is your favourite MAC eyeshadow?



Saturday, 12 April 2014

London trip and L.K.Bennett AW14 Event
















On Thursday Carissa and I went to London for the L.K.Bennett AW14 preview event with ELLE Magazine to have a look at their new collection for the coming winter season and to meet some of the people from their head offices. The press room was decorated with a winter forest theme which looked great and really tied the whole collection together. I love the mustard colour which seems to be coming in for the autumn winter season and I'm determined to at least buy a mustard coloured chunky knit scarf or jumper this winter as I feel it will compliment my brown hair. I am also really liking the pointed shoe trend which I am very happy is continuing next season- I am yet to own a pair but I have spotted several ones which I really like. I would especially like a cobalt blue suede pair which seems to be very big for this spring summer season!

My Outfit:
Playsuit: Topshop
Blazer: Zara
Shoes: Stuart Weiztman
Lipstick: Chanel 'La Deseree'

Carissa's outfit:
Top: Topshop
Trousers: Topshop
Jumper: Topshop
Shoes: Vintage Bally
Necklace: Tiffany


Sunday, 30 March 2014

MOTHERS DAY


































As it was Mothers Day today I thought I would take my camera out with me and capture what myself, my mum and my sister got up to. I had already given mum her Mothers Day present which was a trip to brighton for a meal out and to go to the X Factor live show (I vlogged this and it should be up soon) so I made her her favourite lemon cake last night so we could have it for afternoon tea. We went out for lunch and had a long seaside and woodland walk where Freya and I managed to climb a tree and she managed to get stuck...

My outfit:
Jeans: Topshop
Top: Topshop
Shirt: stolen from Dad's wardrobe
Trainers: Nike
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Erika
Neckace: Primark



What have you been up to today to celebrate Mothers Day?





The Ray Ban Erika sunglasses were sent to me by Shade Station however I was not paid to feature them in this post

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

WORK EXPERIENCE/ JOB INTERVIEW OUTFIT



Last week myself and Carissa were lucky to be invited to a work experience seminar ran by Girls Talk London which was hosted by a panelists of industry experts who work for O2, Virgin Media and Elite Models. We spent the afternoon before wandering around Oxford Street and managed to get a couple of photos of our outfits to show you what we wore. These sorts of outfits are perfect for a job interview, work experience or workwear so I hope they gave you some inspiration on what to wear.

My outfit-
Dress: Whistles
Blazer: Topshop
Shoes: Stuart Weiztman
Necklace: Rings and Tings
Lipstick: Chanel 'La Deseree'
Earrings: Pia

Carissa's outfit-
Skort: Topshop
Blouse: Topshop
Blazer: H&M
Shoes: Stuart Weiztman
Bag: Zara
Lipstick: Mac 'Snob'
Earrings: Pia



Monday, 24 March 2014

NEW BUSINESS CARDS




Last week I ordered myself a new set of business cards for islaay.com as I had finally used up all of my Moo ones which I purchased a while back. I bought these ones from Vistaprint- I ordered 250 of the full colour, double sided premium cards and including postage I paid around £20 for them. I designed them myself using Picmonkey and got some layout inspiration from Pinterest which is full of ideas.
If you are a blogger or have a small business I would highly recommend getting a set of business cards- they are great to give out to people that you meet at press events, meet ups and any other people you meet that you want to share your link with.

Some websites to check out for affordable business cards are Vistaprint and Moo- both of which always seem to have different offers on. I would recommend ordering the sample pack from both websites to see the different designs and finishes that you can have before ordering a full set of your own design.