Jumpsuits are the most versatile piece of clothing you can get, it’s an entire outfit in one and can be made to look like just trousers by layering on the upper half. The only down side is when nature calls…not so great. I found a great deep green dressy jumpsuit in Wallis a few weeks back and wore it for a night out with friends. The black one is a couple of years old from A/Wear. I love it as I can wear it during the day with flats or high heels on a night.
I wore the black one in my Christmas Eve make-up ideas tutorial and mentioned I would show it so here’s a few pics of my jumpsuits in action.
Cream jacket – H&M. Black glitter heels – Dorothy Perkins.
I forgot to take pics of the outfit on the night out so this is the only one that was taken. It looks really green in flash, it’s got a plunge neckline that requires tape!
Merry Christmas to all my readers! This tutorial was created to give you some little inspiration for make-up ideas over the festive period as there’s many occasions to go out with friends and family. This one is a light smoky eye and deep lip, great for going out for a few sociables with people you might not have seen in months or even that special guy??
Barry M pigment 51
Maybelline Gel eyeliner
Prestige Bourdeux lipliner
Stila tinted moisturiser in medium
Chanel Bronze universal bronzer
Vichy LiftActiv 10 Youth Enhancing Serum is the latest development from the Derm Source range, the say it’s a ‘powerful anti-wrinkle serum that leaves skin looking and feeling instantly transformed – wrinkles appear reduced and skin feels velvety smooth. Suitable for sensitive skin’
Another great feature is that the product is that it is Parben free and contains a secret ingredient Rhamnose, a naturally derived active ingredient found in a brazilian plant, helps stimulation and is capable of reactivating the youthful activity of the Derm Source creating a long-lasting lifting effect and anti-wrinkle action.
The LiftActiv Derma Source currently has 7 patents and numerous clinical tests. I was impressed by the 4-5 star average in the reviews on Boots.com
Active Ingredients – 10% Rhamnose, 5% Vichy Thermal Spa Water and 0.4 Hyaluronic Acid.
The results show that the Rhanose creates a long-lasting effect. 10 minutes for wrinkles to start to fade by 10% skin is 32% softer and its texture instantly smoother and more refined. 1 month long – lasting lifting effect and measurable action on 4 types of wrinkles. Up
to 27% reduction of wrinkles.
Price – £29.50
Purchase – Boots.com
This is a sponsored post and not a review. Once I have tried the product I will write a personal review.
Make-up Artist Wendy Rowe creates this simple make-up for the festive season. It’s almost like a ‘no make-up’ make-up with a light wash of colour. The lipstick is very sheer but has a glossy finish so if you are scared of full on lipsticks try sheer shades.
Whether you’re a professional make-up artist or a general make-up wearer you will know the bane that is ‘brush cleaning day’ It’s the shear tediousness of standing washing each brush separately then having to scrub a scummy sink afterwards that makes me hate it.
Of course everyone might not have the same method but it seems quite a few people I know clean the brushes in the sink with baby shampoo which is soft but for me leaves loads of bubbles and leaves the sink a mess.
Today I tried some brush cleaner for the first time, I have had the Medusa’s Make-up brush cleaner for ages but for some reason never used it – silly mistake.
This tiny $6 bottle means business!
1-It cleans in seconds
4-Shorter drying time
I placed 3 drops of solution in a jug with around 300ml of warm water. I submerged the bristles in the water and swirled around in the jug for a few seconds and like some kind of miracle it was clean. I had a brush with red pigment on and it took a quick swirl pat on the towel and re-swirl before it was clean!
I cleaned around 11 brushes in less than 5 minutes and placed them on a flat on a towel next to the radiator to dry which took less than an hour.
NEVER – Submerge the metal part of the brush as it will separate the wooden handle, only dip the bristles into water.
NEVER – Stand the brushes in a pot to dry after cleaning. If the bristles are facing the ceiling water will get trapped in the metal section and may loosen bristles or the handle. Putting brushes in pots facing down will ruin the shape of the brush.
I always reshape my brushes after cleaning then lie them on their side.
PLEASE NOTE – I just thought I’d add that as commented below I usually wash my brushes the night before a client then give a quick wipe over with MAC brush cleaner before I do the make-up. I wouldn’t just use either one on their own as even though the MAC brush cleaner is anti bacterial is sometimes doesn’t get the brushes really clean. As Andrea mentioned baby shampoo only cleans brushes and doesn’t disinfect so make sure you give them a wipe with a disinfecting cleanser prior to use.
I love glamourous hair styles from the 40s and 50s, they’re sexy, timeless and instantly add glamour to your look. There has been lots of variations of these vintage hair styles as time has passed by, depending on the time or tools you have you can make it look more authentic or go for a relaxed version a little like mine.
To get that real peekaboo curl you will need to do pin curls ideally and then once brushed out pin the hair into an ‘s’ shape and set with hairspray.
I used the Enrapture Extremity Jumbo Wavers to create the look below.