Bright Mandarin Lips

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Recently I've been discovering the art of the bright lip. This orange-red lipstick 'Mandarina' by BellaPierre (received in this month's Glossybox!) is the perfect shade for my pale skin. I've been re-creating some of my beauty inspirations (see below) and today I'm going for the minimal makeup, bright lip look. It's a makeup look that's been spotted all over the catwalks this year. I've used a liquid liner to create a thin flick and a lengthening mascara on my lashes. I popped a white eyeliner in my waterline to really brighten the eyes. Please ignore my eyebrows, I was trying out a new product that obviously isn't working for me! To tie in to the minimal trend I've used a white polish on my nails so all the focus is on the bold lip.

(images above found on Pinterest)

Long White Blazer

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Blazer* - Celeb Look
Striped Crop Tee* - Glamorous
Coral Shorts - Topshop
Rings - Fashionology

I've been looking for the perfect white blazer for such a long time. I wanted something lightweight that I could wear during the day, but everything I came across was far too dressy or structured. This long textured blazer, kindly sent from Celeb Look, is just what I've been looking for - it's casual enough to wear during the day and its large square pockets and 3/4 length sleeves add something extra. It falls just under my bum which is a flattering boy-fit length and can be worn with both short dresses or skinny jeans.

I'm pairing it today with these bright coral shorts and a breton stripe cropped tee. I've finally had my hair chopped again, it feels much healthier and I really like it at this length for the summer. It probably suits my face shape more than the long hair ever did. I just ask for a straight cut these days to keep the ends really blunt and choppy.

I've been working hard at the photography studio this week and seeing my sister who came home for a short visit. I just haven't had the time to write up and blog posts or even keep up on Twitter. Things will be getting back to normal soon - hope everyone's enjoying the weather!

Nude Nails - Essie Fiji

Monday, 21 July 2014

Fiji is one of my all time favourite shades. It's a very-pale pink, which sometimes looks almost white. I wore this last week for my graduation as it's the perfect nail polish to wear for a memorable occasion. I imagine many brides wear this on their wedding day and it's the kind of polish that goes with any outfit. As with all Essie polishes it has a thick creamy formula which becomes opaque after two coats. It glides on easily and dries fairly quickly (10 minutes) I've been wearing this for 4 days and its chipped only once. I also love wearing Fiji on my toes especially in the summer, it compliments both pale and tanned skin. Fiji is becoming a go-to product for me and I will be re-purchasing when this bottle runs low. With a nude polish I tend to wear simple silver jewellery like these rings from Fashionology.

Dissertation Photography

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Being on a art course such as Photography means your degree does not centre around exams and essays. As part of our final year dissertation we were able to choose from various options - whether to write the full 8,000 word essay or split it in half and submit some visuals alongside the text. I wanted to discuss modern self portraiture and my exact discussion was titled 'The Purpose of the Contemporary Photographic Self-Portrait'. So submitting photographs seemed like a good fit.

I thought I'd share some of the final square crops with you guys. They're all self portraits. I feel like I have a good grasp on this subject after writing this blog for a few years, taking many many self-portraits and being a social media addict! I actually even set up an Instagram account and created a small book via Blurb to go alongside my submission. Who says dissertations can't be fun!