Monday, 31 January 2011

Style Queen: Gwen Stefani

Although i'm not really a fan of Gwen Stefani's music, i love her style. Apart from the annoying fact that she is naturally very beautiful, she has a very striking, and bold style.
I think her fashion started becoming more interesting when she stepped away from her band No Doubt, to venture into a solo career-and producing the amazing piece of music video that is 'What You Waiting For' a modern twist on an Alice in Wonderland theme.

Gwens signiture look is bold red lips, and platinum blonde hair, with striking bold brows. What i love about her style is that she mixes modern japanese harajuku fashion, retro hollywood (she definitely channels Monroe), and some added quirkyness to get a unique look.

She oozes confidence, and no matter how strange,weird or bold her look is, i still think she has a certain classyness to her. It just works so well.

I would love real life to look like the world created in the What You Waiting For video :)

Even her pink hair phase worked well, i almost want to hate her!

She did a very interesting shoot for V Magazine not so long ago, which took her out of her usual red lipped comfort zone. She's almost unrecognisable without brows:

I love Qwen's Harajuku Lovers perfumes (yes, mainly for the packaging) but in L.A.M.B, and Harajuku Lovers she has two very interesting fashion lines. I love the HL bags. They are definitely worth checking out.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

New Things...

Here are some new things...

I picked up the new Molten Metal compact from Sleek. I wasn't going to bother with this until i swatched it- it's lovely. I'm looking forward to testing this against my Illamasqua liquid metal. Gosh was also having a sale, so i got a liner and 2 effects powders for £2.49 each.

In Boots 17 make up is on 3 for 2. They have some new mascara's i was interested in trying- Wild Curls, and Photo Flawless which has a 'twist of pearlescent colour to brighten eyes' mine is in black copper. I also got an eyeshadow trio.I cannot recommend their eyeshadows enough. Particularly for the price.

Also in Boots, there was an offer on Models Own- 3 for £10. I got 2 nail polishes in Jade Stone, and Golden Peach, and a lipstick in Coral which is amazingly bright. I also got a Maybelline nail polish in Flash Cosmic which is a pearly white with blue sparkles in.

During the January sale i had a discount code for 25% of at Cherry Culture so decided to take advantage, and get some NYX products. I got a lip lacquer pot in simply red (which is actually a deep dark red that i love), and a concealer in a jar in porcelene.

Also at Cherry Culture i bought 3 NYX cream blushes which were reduced to $6 each (bargain!). I am in love with these, they work prefect on both cheeks and lips.

An lastly, a whole pile of cheap and cheerful (and very lovely) accessories from Primark :)


Friday, 14 January 2011

RIP Trish Keenan

I Have just heard of the heartbreaking news that Trish Keenan the beautiful voice of one of my favourite bands Broadcast has died after catching swine flu. I can't believe it. She was an amazing talent, and an amazing voice. She'll never be forgotten.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

New Things & Christmas Gifts...

Just Some of the new things i was lucky to get at Christmas time :)

ASOS necklace & TalulahTu earrings

Tokidoki for Smashbox make up

Urban Decay Black PaletteEyeko polish, Korres lip butter, Vanilla pocket bac

And lots of lovely Hello Kitty goodies!


Wednesday, 5 January 2011

My 2010 Favourites

Cleanser - Clinique Mild liquid facial soap
Moisturiser - Simple Anti Wrinkle range
Exfoliator - St Ives Apricot scrub
Lipbalm- Korres lip butters, and strawberry Lipsyll
Body Moisturisers- E45
Shampoo and Conditioner- Schwarzkopf Gliss
Conditioning Treatment- Avon intense mositure hair mask
Make up
Foundation - Bare Minerals
Concealer - Rimmel Match Perfection
Blush - Body Shop in Apricot, Just a Pinch gel blush by Mac, Nude Rose by Estee Lauder
Powder- Dream matt powder by Maybelline, Mineral Veil by Bare Minerals
Bronzer- Warmth by Bare Minerals, Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder, and Sculpting Bronzer by No.7
Eyeshadow - Naked Palette by Urban Decay, No.7 define & shimmer palette, any by 17
Mascara - Lancome Hypnose, Party Mascara Bobbi Brown, Intense Volume No.7
Lipstick - Cherry Charged from Avon, Hollywood morror shine by 17, Viva Glam Cyndi by Mac
Lipgloss - Russian Red Lipglass by Mac, Very Hollwood Estee Lauder Lipglosses
Eyeliner - Blacktrack fluidline by Mac, Expresso Ink cream liner by Bobbi Brown
Favourite collection- Michael Korrs Very Hollywood Collection for Estee Lauder
Stars of 2010- Bare Minerals, Boots 17
Shower Gel - Original Source
Nail Polish - Champagne-Models Own, Dutchess Street, & Eden Grove by Nails Inc
Hand Cream - L'Occitane Shea Hand cream
Magazine - Look
Album - Kelis- Fleshtone
Song- Devotion-The Black Heart Parade
TV Show - Peep Show, This Is England 86
Film- Shutter Island