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Holiday Gift Ideas

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas

It's nearly two weeks til Christmas and if you're struggling to find the perfect gift for the girls in your life (or your shopping for yourself) here's a little guide.

I think these products make great gifts! I've either received them as gifts in the past... or I'm hoping Santa will drop them by my place this year.

If you're shopping for a makeup lover, I don't think you can go wrong with anything from Charlotte Tilbury. Her products are so high quality and come in the most beautiful packaging. Each year she comes out with an Advent Calendar stuffed with some of her most famous goodies!


Another great place for cute gifts is Glossier. Everything is so simple, pretty and most importantly, pink. They're skincare, makeup and trinkets are all really amazing and I don't think anyone would be disappointed when they set their eyes on the notorious pink pouch. 

 
Also, their perfume, GlossierYou, smells like heaven.



We all love twinkling things and so jewelry is always welcomed!
CatBird NYC and Bohindiestream have dainty, gorgeous pieces. CatBird is a little pricier, but you can still find some great basics for under a $100.

 
 

Something that I'm super excited about is the launch of Shani Grimmond's swimwear line. It comes out today and is filled with sleek basics. 
Even if you're not near the beach, or going on holiday anytime soon, these pieces would also look great for going out!



All Images via brand's websites. 


The 2018 British Fashion Awards

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The 2018 British Fashion Awards

Last night, the fashion set congregated once again at London's Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the Fashion Awards.
While the glamorous affair honors the industry's most innovative and exciting movers and shakers, what better way to celebrate fashion's coolest and most iconic designers than by wearing them on the red carpet?
Clare Waight Keller, British Designer of the Year Womenswear winner and Rosamund Pike in Givenchy.
RHW, Edie Campbell, and Kate Moss
Lana del Rey wore Gucci to present Alessandro Michele with the award for Brand of the Year.
Kendall Jenner in a stunning gold, see-through gown.
The highlight of the night was when Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at the Fashion Awards to present the British Designer of the Year, Womenswear award to Clare Waight Keller, artistic director for Givenchy and the woman behind her royal wedding dress.
Favorite looks from the night:
Alexa Chung in a beautiful vintage looking dress by her own label. 
Kaia Gerber, who won model of the year, in Alexander McQueen.
Georgia May Jagger and Suki Waterhouse in the cutest Mulberry ensembles.
Victoria and David Beckham look amazing together on the red carpet. V is wearing her own label.
All images via British Vogue.

Feeling Blue

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Feeling Blue

During the holiday season, most of us grab our brightest red lipstick and metallic glitter. This year, have you thought about going blue?

It's a bold and bright alternative to the usual Christmas party makeup. It's an easy way to standout in a sea of red lipped party-goers. 

"Less is more" has never been more true than when it comes to blue. I think it looks best when it is the focal-point of your makeup look. 
Clean skin, nude lips and bright blue shadow. 

There's so many way to add blue too. You can use it as a liner, a pop of color or an all over shade.
I gave it a try and had a bit of fun with it!

If you want to give it a go, there's plenty to chose from this holiday season. Huda Beauty has released Obsessions palettes which comes in an array of colors (obviously including blue). Violette and Estee Lauder has launched the Blue Dahlia palette and Stila has a stunning set of jewel tone duo-shadows.



Violette has tons of  blue-eyed inspiration, but here are a few you should check out!


Images via Pinterest

Lipstick Launches

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lipstick Launches

It's the holiday season and every party look can really be elevated with a pop of color on the lips!
Not one but three brands have had lipstick launches this season and no matter what your budget is, there's a lipstick out there for you! 

1. ROUJE


Rouje is a clothing brand started by model Jeanne Damas and has now expanded into the beauty industry. Jeanne is known for her Parisian red lips so of course she had to make her own so that we can all feel just as French. The collection has 4 lipstick shades and a compact that store each shade inside. The packaging is gorgeous and vintage inspired while the colors are suitable for day and night! Lipsticks retail for $29 and the lip palette is $45. 


2. Lisa Eldridge


The queen of Youtube, Lisa Eldridge, has finally launched her own line of True Velvet Lipsticks! As a professional makeup artist and Lancome's global creative director, Lisa knows a thing or two about makeup. Unfortunately all three shades have sold out but as we wait for the re-stock let's take a look at the shades:

Velvet Morning, a “hot and fiery bright orange/red.”
Velvet Ribbon, a “vibrant, universal, classic neutral blue/red.”
Velvet Jazz, a “muted, earthy brick red inspired by 1930s red lipsticks.”

The lipsticks look absolutely stunning and they retail for $33.



3. ZARA



It seems that out of nowhere Zara has decided to also dabble in the makeup industry by bringing out liquid and matte lipsticks. They are super affordable and come in a variety of shades. The lipsticks retail for $13 and the liquid lip retails at $10.


All images via the brands mentioned! x