Monday, 12 May 2014

EBay nails

I've been wearing stick on nails for a while now as I love the ease of using the Primark pre painted ones (separate post on those soon) and I love that my own nail art doesn't chip in a few days.

These are my latest purchase 

 I got them from EBay, £6.25 for 600, Link! from a seller called Pinkcandy1005 They come in clear, natural opaque and white. I choose white as it makes bright colours look better. The nails are great quality and arrived within 2 days. As you can't seem to be able to get stilletto shaped nails in Boots or Superdrug, these are a affordable option. 

I also attempted to re-create a nail art look I'd seen on Instagram
The pink is from Sally's. I used a dotting tool to create the roses and outlined them using a black liquid liner. 
They are too long though. Typing at work was a trial today so I shall experiment with trimming them down next time. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

New hair and Kardashian contouring

When I went to the hairdressers on Thursday I had 3 wishes:
1. Change my fringe up
2. Get it thinned
3. The most important- go lighter and blonder!

I took some steps to going lighter back in March and got some subtle blonde put through the end of my hair. This time I did a colour b4 to get rid of my red and dark dye and came out three shades lighter.  My hairdresser matched my roots to my new light brown and added a tonne more blonde to the rest.  Loads of layers and beginning of a side fringe later and it's looking a lot more like I want it to.  Khloe Kardashian is my current hairspiration but I'm taking it slowly as I'm not sure how blonde I want it yet.

Feeling very KK inspired, I did some heavy contour for a night out on Friday.  I much prefer a liquid contour to a powder- it looks far less stripey to me.

I use Collection lasting perfection concealer in the lightest and darkest shades (Fair and Dark, I think) and blend with a buffing brush.  Since using concealer is a heavy look, I find it looks best when skipping powder and foundation.  Blush and highlight are still key though.