Following my SS 13 fashion wish list, I thought I’d share my current make up wish list with you lovely lot. I’ve recently developed a slight obsession with makeup tutorials on YouTube, which is where most of the things on my list have come from.
My favourite YouTube beauty expert is Camila Coelho, who is Brazilian and lives in the US. She has two channels one in Portuguese and one in English. Her look is quite made up and glam, but you can still get great basic tips from her tutorials, so make sure you check her out if you need some makeup tips or inspiration.
I’ve heard great things about it from friends that have used it, and I’m just about to run out of a small sample I got from Benefit. It goes on smoothly and melts into the skin leaving it feeling satin smooth. It also reduces the appearance of pours so once you apply your foundation on top your skin is flawless!
Last month I went to the Harvey Nichols Spring/Summer fashion show at the Saatchi gallery with a friend. She’d been to the event last year and said it was a good evening, so when we got the email about this event we got tickets. The tickets were around £20 each. There was free flowing bubbly and some canapes floating around, but the way the poor catering staff were being ambushed every time they came out with a fresh tray you’d think the people at the event had been starved for a week! We also got a goody bag which had some nice bits in it, but in comparison to last year’s event’s goody bag, most of the budget must have gone on the venue hire.
The atmosphere was really nice and there was a buzz in the gallery as the show started. The pieces that were shown in the show were all very high end designer, but there were a few trends that I picked up on that have given me some inspiration for what to go for to up date my Spring/Summer wardrobe for this year.
White. The first lot of models that came out were all in white outfits that ranged from maxi dresses, to skirts and jackets, to trouser suits. I’m absolutely loving white and nude tones at the moment whether it be in fashion or home decor.
Bright/Neon Colours. The brights and neon trend has been around since last year and I’m loving it. My favourite thing at the moment is neutral make up with a bright lip. So this summer I’m planning on adding pops of colour to neutral outfits. I love this trend because it can be done without breaking the bank, by just buying accessories or shoes, or a bright nail varnish.
Maxi. I’m not the tallest, so it doesn’t always suit me, but I’ve always adored the maxi trend. This year I’ve noticed a lot more pieces in light, floaty fabrics which I think is a lot more flattering on shorter people. At the Harvey Nic’s show they had a couple of pleated maxi pieces which I really liked.
Lace. I love lace because worn properly I think it can look really elegant and classic. But choose the wrong undergarment and it can look oh so wrong! So if you go for this trend invest in some good undergarments that you’d be proud for people to catch a glimpse of. I’ll definitely be investing in a couple more lace bits for this Summer.
One of the things I love to do when I have a bit of time is to be a bit more creative with my nails. The nail art trend is in full force, and my go to for inspiration and great step by step guides is Pinterest. So with the nice long Easter weekend coming up I thought I’d share my fave Spring / Easter nail design that I’ve recently pinned.