Make-up Monday…

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The party season is less than 3 months away… eek! In this age of smartphones and megapixel cameras, if party season means one thing it means photo season.  


Primark have just the drop of beauty and make-up essentials, mostly which are under a fiver! To ensure you and your girls are photo ready for those festive group selfies and party snaps.  


The appropriately named Insta Girl range has been heavily influenced by the beauty trends seen on social media.  Expect a candy-shop array of shimmering neutral eye and face palettes and a wide range of suave nude lip pencils and liquid lipsticks that deliver that Kylie Jenner inspired velvet finish.  

If that isn’t enough, wait till you see their range of make-up brushes that have been designed to help you achieve a face that is selfie ready…


You will flock like a unicorn to your nearest Primark for these beauties!  The angled foundation brush (far right) is a must for seamless application in seconds!


If you’re pushed for time or manicure ideas, there’s even several glamorous sets of Insta Girl stick on nails in some beautifully sophisticated designs.  These are high-end nail salon look, but the prices aren’t high-end; at £1.50 a set, you’ll have fun upping your mani game!


Holo Happy: Metallic nails are a huge trend for AW17 and Primark have nailed it!

Christmas is fast approaching, and Primarni may just have the ideal stocking fillers and secret Santa surprises.  

Recommended products… you have to try these!


Flash Photo Powder, £2.50

A flawless matte finish in seconds coupled with light reflecting blue pigments for skin that’s photo ready.  Don’t worry about it’s duck egg blue appearance, it goes on translucent.  


Intense Liquid Lipsticks, £2 & Kissproof Lip Liner Pencil, £1.50

The perfect velvet matte lip pencil that can be worn alone or as a base for your favourite lipstick.  This is smudge proof and long lasting.  

 

Nude, greige, pale mauve, fuchsia, wine red… whatever your preferred pout this season, you’ll be able to find your new favourite liquid lipstick.  It glides on like a dream and dries to the softest of velvet matte finishes.  The price point is pretty cheerful too!

Insta Girl Nail Lacquers, £2-£3…

Deep wine, mauve, nude and slate grey… meet your new fall/winter nail shades.  Insta Girl’s Nail Lacquers come in a variety of trend hues and are purse friendly compared to the likes of Essie, Sally Hansen and other luxe nail brands.  Fans of holographic nails will love the range of Insta Girl Chrome colours for just £3 a bottle.   

Iridescent and Chrome manicures are also achievable in a matter of moments with a range of instant stick on “chroming” nails for just £2 a set!

You’re bound to find a new make-up must have in this exquisite range exclusive to Primark.  This party season, you will break the internet with your mermaid glow!


For more information on the Insta Girl product range, visit the Primark website…

https://m.primark.com/en/features/beauty/2017/september/instagirl-aw17

Follow Primark on Instagram @primark 

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Beauty Secret Sunday…

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Every once in a while, you’ll be rummaging around in good old Boots when you stumble upon an up and coming new brand which has been co-created with thousands of women.  


Your Good Skin is the latest brand exclusive to Boots, and it is one of the newest skincare discoveries of Autumn/Winter 2017.   


The brand focuses on finding balance.  We all need to achieve balance in our lives, throughout our work, home, families and relationships, the same applies to your skin.  A balanced complexion is beautifully healthier and more radiant, giving you the confidence to feel as good on the outside as you do on the inside.  


Your Good Skin’s brand new range has been developed in partnership with some top dermatologists who really know their stuff!  Formulated with every skin type in mind, their star product: Balancing Skin Concentrate has been proven by a large portion of women to visibly improve the health of your skin in 28 days. Whatever your skin concern, your skin will feel smoother, have an overall more even tone and appear clearer and more radiant over the course of 28 days.  


95% felt their skin was smoother
95% said their skin was softer 

81% noticed a more even skin tone

85% said their complexion appeared brighter

90% noticed their skin was visibly healthier

77% said they had less visible skin problems

Your Good Skin products are powered with skin-nourishing goodies like antioxidants, Vitamin C and Green Tea, and have been designed to work in harmony with your skin.  Used twice a day, they cleverly adapt to balance out skin differences over 28 days, and by skin differences they have thought of everything: oiliness, dryness, hormonal changes, texture, tone and radiance.  There is even a range of products available within YGS for sufferers of acne and oily skin which leads to annoying breakouts.  

Your Good Skin believe in bringing active treatments for problematic skin onto the market, for the thousands of women out there who aren’t blessed with problem free skin.  Their Active Treatment Tonic, aimed at people who are acne prone, is formulated to clear up breakouts while it prevents new ones from forming.  

There’s nothing more annoying than putting on a great face of make-up in the morning, only for it to be compromised by that 12pm oily nose!  YGS wants to change that; their mattifying Anti Shine Base Lotion and Immediate Shine Relief will show that midday shine who’s boss!

Beauty Sleep: wake up to nourished, healthy looking skin with ProVitamin Overnight Cream

Because Your Good Skin has been designed and developed with a community of 2000 women, all with differing skin types, these products are sure to sell like hot cakes at Boots!  To learn more about the exciting product range offered by YGS, visit their website: http://www.yourgoodskin.com.


Follow them on Instagram and enjoy #GoodSkinForLife … @yourgoodskin

Bye Bye Summer! Hello Autumn 2017

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Time to say bye bye to those floaty summer dresses and dig out all of your deep night shade colours once again. Corals and pinks are no match for the shades of the city after a rainfall, so swapping those bright nail polishes for some galaxy inspired black diamond and dark berry hues is the best way to transition your beauty regimen into Autumn 2017. Where has this year gone!

So swap ensembles like this …

For looks like this!

Black satin slip cami dress: Wolf And Badger http://www.wolfandbadger.com

Faux fur coat: Stella McCartney

Gold Bag: Gucci

Tights: Cette at http://www.navabi.co.uk

Leopard print and gem detail Boots: Casadei at Farfetch http://www.farfetch.com

Black is a timeless classic, and an LBD for evening beholds a bottomless pit of possibilities! Leopard print boots and faux fur jackets are big news this autumn too!

Blue satin sash back slip dress: Galvan at Style Bop http://www.stylebop.com

Black leather and faux fur biker jacket: Noir Kei at Net-a-Porter http://www.net-a-porter.com

Blue Satin shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker at Saks Fifth Avenue http://www.saksfifthavenue.com

Quilted bag: Chanel

Satin dresses are the latest evening look and look absolutely rockin’ teamed with a biker jacket and a sultry, smoky eye and a deep glossy mani.

Swap this…

passion fruit corals won’t cut it in the winter, so go over to the dark side!

For this!

Nail Paint in Black Diamond, £3.99, Barry M. http://www.barrym.com

Metallics for nails and make-up are this Autumn’s key beauty trend, and Barry M has plenty of goodies to help you get your glimmer on!

Meteor Storm is an eyeshadow palette packed wth metallic duochrome shades, all of which are autumnal warm neutrals that look amazingly wearable for any eye colour. It’s just landed in Superdrug for £9.99. The packaging alone is heavenly!

Mix n’ Match Monday…

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As Summer 2017 slowly begins to transition into Autumn 2017, you are more than likely to be thinking about re-introducing those winter warmers back into your closet. But transitioning seasons is tricky, what does one wear when it’s too cool for frilly summer dresses and too warm for thick knits? Luckily, some of the top trends of late will see you through the last dregs of Summer and the beginning of early Autumn. Denim dresses are big news, and floral printed jackets have made an unexpected appearance, so forget covering up with that old jumper! Flats and heels in jewel tones and velvet bags add pops of colour and compliment these simple, jean hued dresses in the most beautiful way…

LBD: Balmain

Black & floral jacket: Moschino

Embroidered bag: Loeffer Randall

Purple embroidered mules: Gianvito Rossi

Lapis cocktail ring: Anne Sisteron

Pale denim dress with lace front: Balmain

Bomber style multicoloured patterned jacket: Alice + Olivia

Velvet bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Lapis cross shape ring: Van Cleef & Arpels

Mid-heel electric blue mules: Alexander Wang

Bold horizontal stripe dress: Carolina Herrera

Bright floral jacket: Diane Von Furstenberg

Metallic & transparent heels: Miu Miu

Gold cross body bag: Gucci

Lapis Rings: Monier Freres & Saks Fifth Avenue

Gold & Lapis Necklace: Aurelie Bidermann

White buttoned denim dress: Balmain

Floral blazer: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Cross body velvet bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Tortoiseshell butterfly heels: Sophia Webster

Denim button front v-neck dress: Balmain

Multicolour velvet bag: Tory Burch

Mustard velvet heels with gem detail: No21

Coloured & gold choker: Monier Freres

Cut out denim shift dress: Courreges

Maroon velvet bag: Off White

Burgundy Rockstud flat shoes: Valentino

Moon Lapis necklace: Andrea Fohrman

Multi row gold bracelet: Pippa Small

Zip front mini dress: See by Chloe

Coral velvet shoulder bag: Off White

Electric blue mid heel mules: Alexander Wang

Gold and Lapis cut out bangle: Ippolita

Circle earrings: Jade Jagger

Pale button down denim dress: Stella McCartney

Dusky pink box bag: Stella McCartney

Pale Rockstud flats: Valentino

3 stone gold ring: Ippolita

Pale blue and gold drop earrings: Judy Geib at Barneys New York http://www.barneys.com

Wednesday Trendsday: Go Graphic!

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Bold logo, graphic print and slogan tees are big news right now.
They absolutely rock worn with skinny jeans and sneakers, or, if you prefer to put together a look a little different, they work unexpectedly well with this year's pleated skirts!

Cropped New York Knicks T-shirt and Ripped Skinny Jeans: both Topshop
Orange Handbag: Sophie Hulme
Rose Gold sneakers: Coliac at Luisaviaroma – http://www.luisaviaroma.com

Face Print T-shirt: Vivienne Westwood
White skinny jeans: Burberry
Graphics printed backpack: Betsey Johnson
Snake print sneakers: Gucci
Striped watch: Kate Spade

Dog graphic t-shirt: Versace
Metallic gold pleated midi skirt: Isabel Marant
Mini peach backpack: Chloe
Rose Gold sneakers: Steve Madden

T-shirt: Versace Versus
Skirt: Gucci
Backpack: Prada
Hand Print sneakers: Gucci
Watch: Tissot

MTV T-shirt: Marc Jacobs
Black leather pleat midi skirt: Red Valentino
Backpack: Fendi
Black sneakers: Moschino

Unlikely Trend Collab That Works… One Piece x Culottes!

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Leopard print is big, big news on the swimwear scene at the moment. Paired with slouchy yet sexy culottes, a pair of oversized Victoria Beckham aviators and a pop of metallic snakeskin in the form of this stylish Louboutin tote, this Topshop beaut will get you served at the beach bar first!

Topshop animal print + Valentino pastel lace culottes + duochrome Versace shades? Yes you can! Accessorise with this season’s oversized, two-tone watches like Olivia Burton’s sleek designs and a cross-body, satchel style bag in pastel or earthy hues like this Art Deco inspired, snakeskin Marni bag. Tres chic!


Neon meets leopard spots meets cut out detail, this Matthew Williamson one piece is a sizzling collaboration in itself! What better way to transform this swimsuit, with dreamy, floaty Temperley London culottes, coloured Gucci aviators and one of the hottest bag trends of SS17, snakeskin Jimmy Choo.


Stella McCartney’s killed two birds with one stone with this coloured leopard print one shoulder. Two trends, one piece, genius! Relaxed denim culottes, like these Gucci’s, take off duty cool to whole new levels.


When it’s too hot for black, army green is an effortlessly stylish and practical alternative. Teaming khaki with Norma Kamali’s leopard spot halter-neck one piece and a snakeskin Chloe Drew is the best way to ease into that safari vibe you only seem get on vacation.

Mix n’ Match Monday: Insta Beach!

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Are you ready to enjoy your most colourful, envy inducing seaside snaps and selfies on social media yet?  Course you are! Just pack some up to the minute swimwear and accessories, Instagram likes guaranteed!


Sleek & polished with a touch of bohemian glamour, Chloe fringed sandals and a Haight coral one piece scream summer 2017! (Above)


Unleash some serious wanderlust on the beach and beyond wearing popping pinks and dreamy violets! A hot pink Forever Unique swimsuit with bang on trend lace detail paired with a sharp yet comfy wrap skirt will sizzle along the seafront.  A 3.1 Philip Lim mauve Pashli may induce envy amongst fellow holiday makers!  Brights are excellent at amplifying a golden tan, too!


Serene block colours & simple accessories never go out of date.  Look sleek yet mysterious in a deep ocean Diane Von Furstenburg one piece and Prada block sandals, while a pastel pink Kenzo tote will stylishly hold your essentials whilst adding a touch of feminine simplicity.


Spring through the palms in a D&G tropical bikini and accessorize with the coolest lime green sandals from Prada and a pair of aviators!


Chillax poolside in the dreamiest blues.  One piece swimsuits are big news, and are modest enough to be worn with this summer’s wrap skirts for some stunning summer evening looks.  Arcadia have some irresistible swimsuits and I just love this aquatic looking skirt from Fausto Puglisi!


Clean Lines & Monochrome stripes in the form of the ultimate Marc Jacobs maxi equals instant Beach to bar chic! Don’t forget to add a touch of sparkle, these Giuseppe Zanotti kitten heels are perfection!

Slip into this celestial River swimwear and a pair of mirrored Ray-Bans and unlock that inner mermaid!

Transition this sea foam shimmer swimsuit from River Island from sitting at the sea side to sipping cocktails outside! Add a tropical print wrap skirt like this Missoni beauty and a cross body bag in a cool hue like this one from Jimmy Choo.  And these designer look platforms are a steal from ASOS!


Summer brights & pastels inspired by sweetest, juiciest seaside treats! Ruffled dresses like this Anna October maxi are fresh off the catwalk! Amp it up with a juicy clutch from Commes Des Garçons and a pop of watermelon gloss on nails and lips!


Maxi up a midsummer’s night in a floor length Melissa Obadash dress that’s just peachy. Bling up a plain dress with a choker, the hottest boho glam jewellery trend of SS17.  Be daring, add an unexpected accessory like Judith Leiber’s crystal encrusted beach ball clutch.