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Tips On Wearing Orange Makeup

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Orange or corals tones are great to wear during spring/summer, but it can be tricky to find the right balance. With Orange shades becoming a beauty staple I thought I would share my top tips for wearing orange. 

The Right Shade

Finding the right shade of orange can be tricky but I'm here to help. Coral tones work well on fair complexions and look great as lipstick or blusher. Where as deeper skin tones will find more Orange hues with a red undertone look fab.

Baby Steps

With Orange being such a statement colour it can be a little daunting at first. I would suggest baby steps maybe go for splash or vibrant eye shadow or add warmth with blusher or bronzer, you may want to take your time and work your way up to full on Orange everything. My personal favourite is a swipe of lippy teamed with a little blush. 

Tone It Down

If your going for a lipstick look and you don't want to go all out my personal tip is to tone it down by applying a brown lip liner. This gives you a more natural orange look which can be more versatile for a daytime or office look.

Go Bold Or Go Home

If you're going all out Orange then do it with confidence and own it! I'm not sure who said it but confidence is the best accessory! 

Ever the helpful soul I've put together a little video detailing my favourite wearable Orange look, I've been rocking this look loads recently and thought I would share my tips with you.

What are your top tips for wearing Orange?

DIY Inspiration The Kimono

Gone are the days when Kimono's were solely associated with Memoirs Of A Geisha. Now you're likely to find them on the beach on the high street and at a festival. Kimono's seem to have become the must have item of the season. 

I was recently browsing pictures from Coachella and noticed that Kimono's were everywhere. It got me thinking that a Kimono would be an cool DIY to attempt. Watch this space, you know there's a DIY coming your way soon…

Images sourced from Pinterest 


Off Duty Style

If I had to sum up my style in a few words I would say it was laid back, I prefer an off duty look, to me it's more relaxed and comfortable. I tend to stick to a pretty simple equation. Take 1 stripe top, add a pair of distressed jeans, slip on some comfy flats and you get off duty style. 

I've opted to pair my look with a light cropped mac, mainly because I can never be to sure of the great British weather. The jeans (from Zara) and flats (from HM) are new additions to my wardrobe. I recently broke the zip on my favourite skinnies (talk about who ate all the pies-I'll leave that story for another day) and figured I needed a replacement. So on Saturday I took my self off to my local high street to remedy that. I searched high and low for a pair of well fitting and flattering skinnies - who knew it would be such a task? I was about to give up and head home when I came across these from Zara. They are so comfortable with enough stretch for me to move while firm enough to give some support and structure. I was pretty sold with the distressed look with just the right amount of rips. 

I wore this look on Monday which I figured was pretty fitting for a bank holiday. What's your off duty style? 


What's In my Handbag

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There's a theory that you're either a shoe or bag gal. If I were to apply that theory I'd be a bag girl. I'm forever finding reasons to buy new handbags. I recently picked up this (not so little) number from HM once I got my paws on it I knew instantly that I needed to film a what's in my bag video for you. 

I'm a nosy parker and love poking around other peoples lives, I figured if I like doing it you probably would to. I filmed this video pretty much off the cuff, i.e. i didn't edit the contents before filming, sorry if this video is a little rambly in parts, but it was fun to just go with the flow. 

I'm having a pretty chilled bank holiday (and loving it) what are you guys up to? 



Thailand Photo Diary

I've just got back from an amazing trip to Thailand. 10 days of glorious sunshine, mango shakes, bustling markets, delicious strut food, lazy beach days, perfect waves and dips in the pool. I took some time out to refocus, recharge and relax in Phuket.

For the most part I'm going to let the images do the talking. However I will say Thailand captured my heart, it's the most beautiful place I've ever visited. I've only been home a few weeks but I'm already planning my next trip.

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I left my heart in Thailand…… I'll be back soon to collect it. x