Thursday, 4 November 2010

FOTD - Kitten Liner and Red Lips

This is the look I've been going for recently having fallen in love with No7's Stay Perfect Lip Lacquer in Flamenco Red.  I haven't worn this look often in the past but I'm embracing new changes for a new season; this is classic and bold yet not overstated.   By keeping the eyes simple and the lip colour loud, my look is easy and quick to achieve but I can give off the impression that I make a lot more effort than I do! 

    

Products used:

Eyes: L'Oreal Carbon Gloss Liquid Eyeliner, Revlon Double Twist Mascara
Lips: No7 Stay Perfect Lip Lacquer [Flamenco Red], The Body Shop Cranberry Lip balm
Face: MeMeMe Flawless Concealer [Buttermilk], Make up Forever HD Foundation [#120], MAC MSF in Medium Deep (for face contouring), EYEKO Fat Balm [Strawberry]

 

Be Amazing,

Cherry x

Monday, 11 October 2010

Best of September 2010

Oh dear, I'm sorry it's so late, but better late than never, right?

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I am still loving the Vichy tri-active anti-imperfections hydrating care; it's a perfect base for make-up and keeps the redness in my skin at bay.  The moisturiser also hydrates my skin and is light enough to wear every day.  Overall a winner for me, if it wasn't so expensive I would purchase this myself.  Thank you to the people who sent me it!

DSC06004 Bio Oil - I am even more of a believer than before.  My scars are fading slowly yet surely; this acts as a great pre-moisturiser and wonderful as a night moisturiser.  As well as this, it's fantastic to use with the at-home face steamer and lovely for other parts of the body.  I know a lot of people are sceptical about this product but those who have loved this product will never ever stray from it.  Having used it consistently day in, night out since June, I would be sure to say it's made a huge impact on my skin.

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Rimmels' lastest mascara offering is a winner for sure.  The Lash Accelerator has cool packaging and a really great formula.  Similar to Maybelline's Lash Stiletto, the glossy and thin formula creates long and intense lashes helping out even those who were handed the tiny lashes at birth.  Overall a lot better than I expected.  I prefer this over Maybelline's Lash Stiletto as it gives overall fuller lashes and the wand is much more user friendly. 

 

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The blusher I have been using a lot of recently is MAC's Springsheen blusher.  This is an old favourite and I come back to this time and time again.  It has the perfect balance of pink and peach, with a wonderful yet subtle golden hue that helps illuminate the face perfectly.  I use this a lot in the Autumn months but it's extra special during Christmas.

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One of my favourite lipstick lines has to be Revlon's Matte collection.  A fabulous Autumn colour is 003 Mauve it over which is nude pink/brown colour.  It can look fresh or glamorous depending on the rest of your make-up.  It's a winner of a colour because it's so versatile. 

 

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Thank you Garnier for sending over this face wash.  This was given to me a long time ago but I didn't use it because the pump broke in the mail.  As well as this, I have always been used to using their Fresh Essentials line and felt that Soft Essentials may not be right for my skin.  However it's proven to be a great face wash, cleansing off all make-up and leaving zero residue on my face.  It does not leave my skin dry or tender.  If I decide that there is nothing better on the market in this price range, I will definitely repurchase this.

 

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I am really big on exfoliating my face and I've been using St Ive's Microdermabrasion scrub for over a month now.  It's gentle yet effective and leaves my skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated.  It contains chamomile which soothes and it smells lovely.  I originally picked this out for my Mum and she has been loving it too.  I am still using St Ive's Apricot Scrub for break-out phases but when my skin is not being a pain, this is a good, everyday product to use. 

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I am loving The Body Shop's Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter!  It's on par with my previous favourite, Botanic's Hair Mask, but it feels richer and smells a bit better (not that Botanic's smelt bad!).  It leaves my hair feeling strong and conditioned and that's all I really ask for.  I will keep using this (I apply this every other time I wash my hair) until I run out and if I find there is no drastic difference, I may go back to the Botanic's as it's half the price and twice the size.  Overall, it's a great product for my hair and if you haven't tried it out, I do recommend you give it a go.

DSC06011 Last but not least, I have to tell you about The Body Shop's Moringa body scrub.  I did not expect to like this as much as I do but having tried a few of their fruit scrubs and olive scrub, I find that this floral Moringa scrub is my favourite.  It wakes you up as well as perks up my mood, great to energise in the morning or even to wind down in the evening.  The floral smell is not too over-powering and makes me feel really feminine (and for some reason, very English).  I will definitely repurchase this baby girl!

Thanks everyone, I shall be back for some more reviews soon.

Have you tried any of the above?

Peace,

Cherry x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Jasper Garvida S/S 2011 collection - 'Belle'

I had the pleasure of attending Jasper Garvida's collection catwalk again, this time viewing this Spring/Summer collection for 2011, quaintly named 'Belle'. 

The collection sings femininity with its fitting tops and full pleated knee-skimming skirts.  The colours reminded me of candy land with lots of candy floss pink, gold, pastel purples and orange.  The collection is all about small embellishments, floral, block prints, a bit of lace, silk and soft jersey layers.

The hair sported was sleek up into high poufy buns with lots of embellishments and hair scarves.  The show was styled by Toni & Guy and directed by Tim Furssedonn. 
The make-up, directed by Sandra Cooke of AOFM, was a lot of pale and porcelain features which is very common in Spring looks.  The make up in minimal with sculpted cheek bones and pink lips.  Absolutely stunning. 

So think up-town prima ballerina for Spring Summer of 2010 and work it Jasper Garvida style.

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What do you think of the collection?

Peace,

Cherry x

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Katy Perry - Style Icon?

The previous post (of Kim K and her high waisted jeans) was honestly a 'once-in-a-blue-moon' celebrity gossip/fashion post for me, and whilst I try not to talk about celebrity gossip too much, I couldn't help but be inspired to write today's post. 

(Not gossip as such but it is about fashion and it's fitting considering it's Fashion Week at the moment and tomorrow I shall be attending LFW seeing Jasper Garvida's show again)

Today's hot topic is actually about one of my 'favourite' celebrities - Katy Perry.  I remember  when she first burst into our screens with "I kissed a girl" and I had fallen completely in love.  I remember thinking how fresh yet kitsch she was and since then I've been watching her style transform. 
She didn't quite make it to my 'Style Icons' post because she her style can be slightly outlandish.  Nonetheless, she has come out with some of my favourite outfits of the past and I Just wanted to share them with you.  There is something about her style, her look, her behaviour and demeanour that sends shivers to my spine.

thumb-katyperry-michaelcaulfield-1-fbI love her in mini dresses, especially when she
turns up in something cute and pink.

kp This is a personal favourite picture because this is Katy
MATCHING her hubby Russell Brand.  She is dressed
slightly more 'normal' but I love it,  They are
both so smokin' hot here.  (Russell Brand is no Johnny Depp)

katy-perryThis picture makes it to this post because
of the blue wig.  I've never liked wigs
but I think she looks fantastic.

 

polkadot  Talk about blue, look her at in this blue polka dot dress
she recently wore in London.  She has great legs.
 
Katy Perry indulges her passion for fashion with three stunning outfits in one day 3
Perhaps one of my favourite Katy Perry outfits.
How can she look so innocent look yet ooze sex appeal?

Katy-perry-2009-grammysAnd finally this is one of my favourite gowns
she's ever worn.  I love that she always stands out from the crowd.
She does showcase the odd blunder from time
to time but you can't help but love her for shots like this.  And for the
fact that her 'blunders' were purposefully done.

Do you have a not-so-obvious Style Icon?

Peace,

Cherry x

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Fashion Thoughts - Kim K and High Waisted Jeans

A few of you may know that I'm going through the process of shedding a lot of weight (again) and it's been such a rollercoaster ride.  When I struggle I have to focus and think about what my goals are and what it is I want to achieve.
Besides optimum health and all the other saintly things I could spout out, I do want to be able to wear myself a pair of high waisted jeans and actually look good. 
I could not possibly pass the look off right now considering my abundance of chub and unshapely butt.  And I always thought that high waisted jeans were really for tall stick thin girls.  Tall perhaps but Kim K proves to me that even the more voluptuous kind can give it a go.  Is there hope for us mere mortals?

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I came across these photos from an old article in The Daily Mail.  Here Kim looks amazing and the article talks about how wonderful Kim looked in them while Jessica Simpson didn't necessarily do them any favours.  

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I don't know about you but I think this is just a bad angle, right?  I mean Jessica isn't Kim K but she is no fruit cake!  (I wouldn't mind looking like her ><)

So I've come to the conclusion that shapely women CAN wear high waisted jeans (well Lord, you can wear anything you like but does it look good?)  No one wants to risk a camel toe.  Or perhaps you need to be Kim K and look sexy in anything, even a trash bag. 

Ah Kim K, one of my "I-would-if-I-was-a-man-or-lesbian" women :)

What do you think of high waisted jeans?

 

Peace,

Cherry

Monday, 6 September 2010

Urban Decay Naked Palette- A Simple Go-To Look

 

I would totally use this look for any situation that caused for minimal, classy, under stated make up such as an interview, seeing family or business meetings.  This is easy to to and terribly quick!

Products used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Urban Decay Naked Palette
- Naked (base colour)
- Buck (crease contour)
- Dark Horse (deepen crease)
- Creep (intense smoking colour)

Eyeliners - Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencils in Whiskey and Zero

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes

Others:

MAC Blush - Spring Sheen
Rimmel Color Show Off Lipstick - Shake Up Pink

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