Monday, 26 October 2015

New in - MAC Eyeshadows

So I decided this week that my daily eyeshadow palette was looking a little neglected and needed some new additons. My MAC eyeshadow palette by far has to be my most favourite and most used palette of all time. If you're like me and you take choosing eyeshadows as seriously as I do then you will understand that there really is something so special about creating your own palette because every single colour has been specially chosen. I always find that whenever I buy pre made palettes there are normally about 3 or 4 colours I neglect entirely and wish I could change. This is the beauty of building your own, colour by colour, you'll never get bored of the shades that you choose.
I first started building my MAC eyeshadow collection way, way before I started working for the company and I can honestly say they are one of my favourite formulas of eyeshadow, ever. MAC shadows are so pigmented and so blendable and I have never gotten bored of the colours I already own. Even when I have to look at them so much at work! However I definitely needed to expand my horizons a little as I normally always dive straight for the same colours over and over. Swiss Chocolate and Folie, I'm looking at you...
I'm really into my matte colours at the moment and I've noticed that a lot of my current eyeshadows are shimmers or glitter formulas so I thought I would add more matte shades into the mix. These are beautiful every day colours and great to use as a base or in the crease. Nylon is an amazing shimmer shade I've been meaning to buy forever for highlighting the inner corner and the brow bone, I can't believe it's taken me this long to buy it along with Texture to be honest. Texture is such an amazing transitional shade with the tiniest flecks of gold in it, but I think I've been so ridiculously attached to Uninterrupted I've neglected buying it for so long, but now Uninterrupted has been discontinued (and broken my heart in the process) I desperately needed to fall in love with another warm crease colour. 

I'll be creating some new eye looks with these over the next few weeks so keep an eye out for those and let me know if theres any shades you would like tutorials on, I would love to take some requests! 

- Belle xo

Colours and Formula - 

Nylon - Frost

Blanc Type - Matte2

Malt - Matte

Espresso - Matte

Texture - Velvet

Kid - Veluxe


Friday, 23 October 2015

Fall Fashion Favourites

Hey everyone!
Welcome to my new site. I'm so excited to finally have a beautiful blog to post on. I've been spending the past few days getting the layout up and running and now it's finally ready. I have so many ideas for posts, I've been writing them all in a notebook and the list just keeps getting longer and longer! They just keep coming to me, especially as this is my favourite time of year so I am feeling especially inspired by all of the Halloween festivities and Autumnal colours right now. I wanted my first post to reflect that so I thought that I would do a post on my current favourite accessories and clothes for Autumn. These are the items of clothing I have been living in at the moment and I love them so much, they can be styled in so many different ways. I'm usually a jeans and old tshirt kind of girl so these jackets and accessories are a great way to dress up the basics.
I decided a few months ago that I wasn't going to buy any leather clothing anymore, so this season I thought I would have to hunt down some alternatives but I easily found some great ones from high street stores. I'm not going to throw any leather I already own away, my Givenchy bag was a birthday gift from my lovely fiancĂ© last Winter, and I love it so much for the memory of receiving it so I couldn't bear to give it away. I still wear it and I still love it. But my boots and my "leather" jacket are great alternatives and half the cost so if any of you are looking for some faux leather items and faux fur jackets this Autumn here are some great ones for you. 

So I've been eyeing up one of these "Witchy" hats since I started working at MAC, some of the girls I work with can seriously rock this. I have tried so many on over the past few months, and I've never ended up buying them. I think maybe my head is too small for most... (?!) but I was in Topshop a couple of months ago and spotted this one on its own. I love that whenever I wear this I instantly feel really witchy and crafty. It's so fun! I've been wearing this a lot to work over the past few weeks and it's definitely a favourite for this time of year, especially if you're not into wooly hats and beanies. But be aware of strong winds...

Bag - Givenchy
Pom Pom - Topshop
Hat - Topshop
Scarf - Ebay
Faux Leather Boots - Kurt Geiger
Faux Fur Jacket - H&M
Faux Leather Jacket - Zara

Thank you for sharing my first post with me! 
- Belle xo

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