Category Archives: colour

Finding the right bra

If there’s one thing every girl and woman should invest in, it’s a decent bra. I’ve found it’s best to ask for help in the shop if you can’t find the right one, or you don’t know what size you should get. Bra’s that don’t fit right can cause discomfort and even pain, so you should always take your time picking one.

Personally, I really like the bra’s from Prima Donna and Chantelle. You can also fit a prosthetic in them if you have one and nobody will notice, because if you have the right shape and size of bra, it won’t be visible at all.

Instead of buying a plain black or white bra, try to go for something different like one with lace or colours. Wearing nice underwear will immediately make you feel better and if you feel good, you’ll look good to.

          

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Central heterochromia

I just found out I have central heterochromia, I never really thought about why my eyes had two colours -orange and green- but today I came across a website which mentioned the different kinds of heterochromia and I went ‘oh look I have that too’.

I know you can’t see it clearly in the photo, but I have an orange ring around my pupil, while the rest of my iris is green.

Central heterochromia

There are different types of heterochromia (central, two different eyes,…) and the one I have isn’t that rare. I still like the way it looks though and I think on some people it looks really cool.

 

Draw attention to your eyes

If you’re looking for a way to draw the attention to your eyes, you can try using a coloured mascara. First, you apply a layer of black mascara and then cover the ends of your lashes with the colour of your choice.

For example : I have green eyes, so I tend to use a green mascara. If your eyelashes stick together, like mine sometimes do, just take an eyebrow brush and use the comb to lightly comb trough them. You’ll immediatly see the difference a little colour can make.

Brown eyes look great with earth colours, like green or brown.

Green ones look fantastic with plum or violet.

For blue eyes, you can try yellow or a darker/lighter blue than your eye colour.

People with grey eyes can work with almost any colour and focus on the undertones. ( for example : if you’ve got green undertones, you can use a green mascara.)

Finally, we have amber eyes, which look good with a light blue colour.

If you’re still not sure which colour to use, you can take a look right here

 

 

Simple face painting

Monday, we could choose what we wanted to do in our make-up class and we decided to get creative. I kept it simple, but I’m quite pleased with the result. I’ll give you a description of how I created this look, so you can try it too if you want.

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What you’ll need : I used orange, black and white supracolor make-up from Kryolan, a make-up sponge, a thin brush and a little bit of white glitter. Of course, which colours you use is up to you. I used these colours because they looked good on the model.

 

First, you take a little bit of the orange colour with a sponge and you apply a little on the eyelid, above the eyebrow and under the eye.

Then, you can either use an eyeliner pencil to draw the shapes you want ( this is easier to remove, in case you want to change something ) or you can skip this step and use the thin make-up brush and black colour to create the shapes.

Next, you take a different brush ( preferably a little thinner than the one you just used ) and you draw the little white dots. I made mine quite big, so there was an obvious contrast between the black and the white, but the size and where you decide to draw them is entirely up to you.

I don’t know if you can see it in the picture, but I also used white glitter on the white dots. You can use the same brush as before and dip it in water. After you’ve done this, you dip it in the glitter and fill up the dots. The water will make the glitter stick better, so you don’t have to worry about that.

I used a little eyeshadow on both eyes, starting with a dark orange colour on the outside, a golden orange in the middle and white in the corners. I used an eyeliner pencil to draw a thin line under the eye, but I didn’t use it on the eyelid, because I thought it might have been a little too much.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Even though we don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here, I’ve decided to colour my blog green today. If you’re looking for nail art, accessories or make-up which will make you fit in perfectly today, you’ve come to the right place. Check out a few ideas, I’ve kept it quite subtle, but you can always take it a little further and go for a bright green hat or pants.

   

     

Statement sunglasses

Although the sun hasn’t showed itself much yet, the big statement sunglasses are definitely making a comeback . While the brightly coloured ones are my favourite, I also love the softer pastels. It doesn’t end there though, crazy designs, prints, everything you can think of. I already have two pairs of sunglasses, but I’m considering getting myself a pair with cute little flowers, like the one below.

   

Dip dye or copper highlights

I might get a dip dye. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, but I couldn’t decide on a colour. I have brown hair, so I’ll either get one or two shades lighter, or a bright blue. Lots of people are jumping on the dip dye train right now and it’s a trend I’m definitely a fan of.

You can keep it as subtle as you want, but you can also pick an unusual colour like blue, green,… Just remember that even though you like a colour, there’s a possibility it won’t look as good when you use it as your haircolour.

On the other hand, I’m also considering getting copper coloured highlights. I think they’ll look good on my brown hair and bring out the slightly copper undertones I’ve inherited from my dad.

    

Hair accessories

I’m really proud of my long hair and I always try to make it look as good as possible, by curling it, or using hair accessories. That’s probably why I’m constantly looking for cute hairpins and such. They’re great, because you can do lots of things with them and get really creative. For example: when you’re having a bad hair day, you can tie your hair in a ponytail and make it a little more exciting with a colourful hair band. You can go for vintage hairbands, or go colourful with flashy hairpins. It’s entirely up to you!

Silver/grey hair

Now this is a trend I really like, but don’t have the courage to do it myself. Grey hair is no longer an annoying indicator that you’re getting older, it’s become a big trend now.

I have long hair myself, so I would need a lot of hair dye to completely colour it. That isn’t particularly a problem, but once you start, you have to keep dyeing it in order to prevent your natural colour coming trough.

You also never know if a colour looks good on you until you try it, so that’s why I’m afraid it will look bad and I’ll have to walk around with a haircolour I absolutely hate. I still think it looks great though, just not on me.