10.9.12

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel - £30

Until a few months ago, I thought that I didn't need bronzers in my life as I thought they did nothing, how I was wrong! I purchased this cream bronzer in Italy this past summer and on opening it, you are presented with a gorgeous swirl which looks something like a chocolate mousse and on application, you notice the soft and easy application which gives you cheekbones to die for. The shimmer in this product is not as noticeable as Nars Laguna Bronzer but it is defiantly not as matte as Benefit Hoola Bronzer, it is just noticeable to yourself to give the product some dimension, but not enough so it makes you look glittery. 

I thought that it would be useful for me to put a swatch of this product against my skin tone  as this product is known to be quite orange on some paler skin tones. Right now, I would say I am an NC30 so this is not at all orange for me but I can understand why people of a fairer, more porcelin skin tone would think this looked orange on them because it does have slight undertones of orange within it.

On terms of application, I brought the Sephora Mineral Brush to go with this product but I find that I get loads of hairs in the product with that brush so if you are bothered about that, then I would alternativly recommend the Real Techniques Contour Brush which is something that I have also been using if I want a bit more of a defined look. 

Overall, I love this product! I think it's a fantastic alternative to a powder bronzer as it gives a much more natural and glowy look to the skin and doesn't add to the powdered look  that sometimes makeup can give. I would recommend this product to everyone, however if you do have a paler skin tone in the NC15-NC20 range, I would recommend trying this out at a counter first, just to make sure that it won't look too orange on your skin as spending £30 and then finding this out, would not be great!


7.9.12

Fashion | A Sixth Form Outfit



I am now in sixth form and this means I can wear my own clothes to school as the dress code is smart-casual. So in this outfit, I chose to wear a pair of acid wash grey jeans as these are really in trend for the coming autumn winter and also really suit me. I then paired them with a peter-panned necked floral blouse that makes the outfit look a little bit more formal and then I just wore my much-loved cardigan over the top! I also chucked on my studded slippers to add an edge to this outfit. 

Top: Topshop
Jeans: Topshop Leigh Jeans
Cardigan: Warehouse 
Shoes: Topshop Vectras

:D

4.9.12

Nails | Gradient Glitter



I have admired many different bloggers with their attribute to amazing nail art and even though I can't draw cats, cupcakes or even neat stripes on my nails, I have actually managed to do this nail art look and I can say, I really do love it! 

The base colour that I used was N07 Stay Perfect Nail Polish in So Simple and the glitter was the polish above, Butter London in Rosie Lee. Now all I did is paint my nails with the N07 polish (I did this the day beforehand as I hate putting another colour on top and ruining it all!), then I got the butter london glitter and put a big dollop of polish on the end of my nail, wiped the brush off and then spread it down my nail until I just had a few pieces splattered around and hey presto! 

I do really like the look it gives and it was so simple!