Category Archives: style

Hair combs

I finally watched The Great Gatsby and wanted to bring some of that 20’s fashion into my everyday life, so I went shopping and bought myself a beautiful golden hair comb.

The easiest way to get one to stay in your hair, is to put a bobby pin in your hair first and them slide the comb behind it, so the top covers the pin. You can also make a braid and put  the comb at the top.

What’s so great about these, is that you can go as subtle or big as you want. They come in all sizes and you don’t have to spend a lot of money. I got mine for 9 euros, but in the shop where I got it (Bijou Brigitte), the price went as low as 3 for some.

Hair Comb - Pearl Bouquet      Hair comb - Blossom rhinestone

Minimalism

It’s absolutely true when they say that less is more. This summer, you can spot the simple but elegant creations on the catwalk. Calvin Klein, Hermes, Valentino and many more have already made this trend their own.

One of the best things about this, is defenitely that you don’t have to bother with lots necklaces, bracelets or rings. A simple clutch and a nice pair of shoes and you’re ready to go!

        

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.

          

Harem pants

They were a big trend a few years ago and it seems like the harem pants are making a comeback. I bought one myself yesterday and it’s certainly something I should have done a long time ago.

The black and white harem pants match great with colourful tops, while the ones with patterns look best with plain tops. They not only look fun to wear, they actually are.

The material is really comfortable and you don’t have that restricting feeling you sometimes get when you wear jeans, so basically, it feels like you’re wearing pajama pants. I’m going back to the shop today to buy myself a few more.

Loafers

The other day, I was looking for a pair of shoes which I could wear all day without my feet hurting. I found a pair of loafers that are not only really comfortable, but look great too. I used to think only old people wore them, but there are so many designs and colours right now, that anyone could pull them off. If you’re looking for a pair of shoes, but don’t know what to get, I suggest you go buy yourself a pair of loafers.

     

From fantasy to reality

I saw a documentary about extreme makeovers yesterday and decided to do a little research. I found two women who transformed themselves completely.

First, there’s a Russian model who now looks like a living Barbie doll. Her name is Valeria Lukyanova and she claims her face and figure are the result of make-up and genetics. Plastic surgery experts however, refuse to believe this. I’ll leave it up to you to decide.

There’s also a Ukrainian woman you would easily mistake for a living anime character. Anatasiya Shpagina has make-up tutorials on youtube which have been viewed by over 4 million people.  She hasn’t had plastic surgery (yet) and spends hours on her make-up everyday.

Personally, I think everyone is allowed to do with their body what they want and I do think they look good, but it’s a step too far for me.

             

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.

.

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.