Monday, 19 July 2010

I Love Anna Lou of London

One of my favourite jewellery brands is Anna Lou Of London. Ever since i discovered a Je T'aime necklace in a cute little shop whilst on holiday.

They make super cute, colourful, fun jewellery and accessories. And i'm pleased to say i have been invited to become a member of the Anna Lou Crew. This means i can offer you a 10% discount if you feel the urge to purchase some of the beautiful things on their website
All you need to do is use the discount code: crewstyle

And please feel free to pass the code on :)

Here are some of my favourite picks from their website (^_^)

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Kylie has amazing make up

I wouldn't describe myself as a Kylie fan, i think she makes some good pop songs but that's about it. But the thing that interests me about Kylie is her make up looks in recent years. I'm talking about the promotional shots that have been used for artwork and magazines.
I've always been a big fan of editorial and fashion make up and these looks to me are spot on.

I love the detail and sharpness of the application. And the use of colour to create some really striking, wild looks.

And that pink feathered wig is pretty damn cool too :)

So, whoever Kylies make up artist is, they're bloody good!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Most used: July

Here are the things i've been using like mad lately:

  • Mac Studio Fix powder in NC20. This Summer weather is far to hot for foundation, but this controls my oily skin nicely.
  • No.7 Bronzer. This is matte, which i love.
  • Benefit Eyebright. Perfect for giving me a wide eyed healthy look.
  • M&S lip & cheek tint in coral. This was a complete bargain- i love it.
  • Clinique gel liner in bronze. lovely and creamy formula.
  • Mac light as air liner. To add a bit of colour to the waterline.

In the hot weather i tend to wear more on the lips. These are the go to products i've been using:

  • Benefit Benetint lip balm. Smells or roses :)
  • Dior lipglow. My fave Summer lip balm
  • Gosh jumbo lipgloss pencil in Flamenco Coral. Such a lovely colour.
  • Mac Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick. A wearable rosey red.
  • 17 Mirror shine lipstick in Beehive. A nice soft neutral colour.
  • 17 Mirror shine lipstick in Hollywood. I love this! A buildable pillarbox red.
  • Jemma Kidd lipcare lipstick in Apricot. Lovely soft colour and spf.
  • Rimmel Vinyl Bronze lipgloss in Sunset. I mainly love it because it smells of oranges!

And that's about it! (^_^)

Friday, 16 July 2010

Another of my style icons...Shirley Manson

Since i was a kid my hero has always been Shirley Manson. I originally loved her for her singing and music with Garbage. But i remember looking through the cd booklets and thinking she looked so striking and different. Which soon led to me at 14 begging my mum to let me dye my hair red. I thought her style was so cool i wanted to look like her too.

I was soon transfixed and would trawl through music magazines trying to copy her make up with my black eyeliner and red lipstick. She stood out totally from everyone else, and thats what i loved about her. Her style was and is always different. A bit edgy, a bit fun. Always cool.

Shirley has modelled for loads of brands and was a face for MACs Viva Glam campaign as well as showing the boys how it's done when rocking the stage. She has a wicked personality- always sharp, full of wit and clever. She is the perfect front woman!

Her signiture look is her flame red hair, red lips, pale face, and huge black eyes. But sometimes she transforms totally!

Pixiwoo has an amazing video for a Shirley Manson inspired look, and when i was on the fashion face course i chose to create the below look on Tanya Burr.

I like the fact that Shirley isn't afraid to experiment with fashion,and will try anything,just like her own hero Siouxsie Sioux she likes to stand out.

And i'm fiercely jealous of the below coat...I want one!

So even though i'm a 'grown up' now, and like to think i have my own style i still like to grab the black eye liner and red lippy. Oh, and my hair will always be red ;)

" I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful, I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people, yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much: people are curious." Shirley Manson

"Mozart was a punk, which people seem to forget. He was a naughty, naughty boy." Shirley Manson


Thursday, 15 July 2010

Things i'm craving

Models Own nail polish in Fuzzy Peach
A Hello Kitty toaster!

A Hello Kitty tattoo, like this amazing one

The new Klaxons album Surfing the Void...can't wait

Some jewellery from the Lily Allen collection at Argos

These from Japan!

Mac Costa Chic lipstick