April Cravings!

Hello everyone, and happy April! In London we are getting some glimpses of sun between the showers and it’s starting to feel like Spring. This is one of my favourite seasons; I love the smell of wet asphalt being dried by the sun, the look of people wearing sandals and shorts getting caught in the rain, the dandelions pushing their way through the cement and last but not least; knowing that summer is just around the corner. So I feel it is quite fitting to do a little April cravings post with three looks I wish I could wear right now. How AMAZING is the long bomber jacket from Weekday?! I wish they had a store in London.

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// Poster Selected Femme / Slippers & Other Stories / Dress Weekday / Bag Weekday / Earrings & Other Stories / Lip Lacquer Clinique //

image2// Bomber Weekday / Body Topshop / Skirt Mango / Sandals & Other Stories / Earrings Zara / Bronzer Elisabeth Arden / Poster Monki //

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// Slip Shoes COS / Necklace & Other Stories / Ring & Other Stories / Sunnies Kaibosh / Boxy T-Shirt Warehouse / Culottes River Island / Eyeshadow Benefit //

Sussudio

I love these little marble earrings that I picked up the other day at Topshop. When I wear them I get ‘Sussudio’ playing in my head, especially if I do a natural makeup look with matte lipliner and strong brows + sleek ponytail. Get them here (affiliate link <3).2ss1ss

Be Bold

featBeing great at makeup is one of those things that I low-key wish to be. The only looks that I know how to tackle are the natural eyes + bold lip or a smoky copper eye. I might do a bit of eye shadow every once in a while but it’s never anything more fancy than dashing it on my lids using my fingers! So inherently, I love looking at creative makeup looks that are a bit out of the ordinary yet simple in their nature. I guess it makes it feel more doable, all though you’ll need a super steady hand for some of these looks. I particularly enjoy looking at Ivania Carpio‘s pictures; she does some really cool work with graphic lines both with her makeup and manicures.

Tomorrow is new years eve; the perfect time to try a new look! I hope my selection of photos can be inspirational ❤

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Who

If you could be anyone, who would you be? If you weren’t restrained by social and cultural norms, money, fear – would you be someone else?

I think people have the ability to grow into several different versions of themselves. Some of your personality is set from birth, whilst the rest is attributed through experiences. The photos below I feel represent the story of becoming someone, in the beginning you’re distorted and your next move is unclear but eventually you know yourself more and more.

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A Special Acne Studios

A Special Acne Studios
by Nicolas Coulomb, Florence Tétier & Morgane Nicolas
Art Direction Florence Tétier
Photography Nicolas Coulomb
Styling Morgane Nicolas
Hair Chiao Chenet at Airport
Makeup Satoko Watanabe
Modelling Tegan at Ford Models

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Bow Down

I often find bows to be far too romantic and preppy for my style, but I’m getting into this mini tendency shown in a selection of the SS16 presentations in different forms (choker bow, anyone?!). Mary Katrantzou wrapped the whole string around the models neck for a tucked in look, Baum und Pferdgarten opted for a more simple take on the bow with a half-messy ponytail while Oscar de la Renta did a clean and simple low-ponytail bow.

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5-Minute Beauty Look: Pink Eyeshadow

Today I thought I’d show you a superduper simple beauty look I do from time to time that I feel works well for both day time and evening. This look is made with just a few products and takes virtually no time at all! I’m a big fan of using products in unconventional ways. It clears up space in your beauty bag and allows people on a budget to invest in just a few, good quality products.

I often use either a pink or a peachy blush on my eyes. Blushes are rarely super pigmented, so they are easy to blend and work with for us regular folks. I love using this pink from MAC, it is a bright pink so you can really build the product to make it POP, or tone it down a bit like I’ve done in these photos. Wear it with some dark nails and a bit of lip colour to make it more “fall-friendly”, or do a natural look that works all year.

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Central Products used: MAC Sheertone Blush in Pink Swoon (similar here), Dior Rouge Nude Lipstick in Esquisse (here).

For the daytime look I used a bit of concealer where it was needed, a tiny bit of bronzer on my cheeks and the blusher on my eyes.

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For the more “evening” look, I used a bit more bronzer, used some of the blush on my cheeks and a couple of layers with the Dior lipstick.

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The Glitterati: Nicopanda SS16

Nicopanda is Nicola Formichetti (Lady Gaga’s former stylist) project revolving around unisex fashion through the eyes of a stylist with maximal taste. Being a minimal gal this collection is a bit “much” but I do love me some glitter! Fab idea for a night out paired with an all black, fitted ensamble, or just something pretty to look at.

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The Short End of the Stick

When I woke up this morning, I found myself in an all too familiar scenario. I was doing the rounds online, checking my social media, blogs and news when I came across a picture on my Tumblr feed of a beautiful lady with awesome hair. The short bob. And so, a Pinterest scavenger hunt began. A new Board was created, and now I have the urge to go chop off all my hair. This is probably a situation a lot of people find themselves in from time to time. I’ve gone down the Bob trail one too many times and every time I have to accept defeat; a short and cool Bob cut, for some strange reason, does not magically make me look like the girl in the picture. More like a Texan soccer mom.

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