Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground Lipstick.

There’s nothing I love more than a beautiful lipstick and with Charlotte Tilbury’s products, that’s definitely what you get! I picked up this beauty yesterday after spotting it a few weeks before Christmas, when I fell in love with Lost Cherry.

It’s a slightly different style to Lost Cherry which is from the Matte Revolution range, whereas Velvet Underground is part of the K.I.S.S.I.N.G collection. The first thing that caught my attention was the shade of the lipstick, a vibrant fuchsia pink! Although I adore the colour pink, I tend to wear red lipsticks a lot more, I’m not really sure why, I guess I just feel they suit me better.

However, something about this pink felt a bit different to me, almost quite daring compared to the warm barbie shades I’m used to. I was pretty sure that I didn’t have another lipstick like it, however, I did realize a few hours later that this sadly wasn’t the case. When you have as many lipsticks as I do, this happens quite often, but fear not, Velvet Underground has a more glossy fuchsia finish compared to my other hot pink matte shade from Rimmel.

Charlotte Tilbury is quickly becoming one of my favourite make up brands, although I’ve only tried their lipsticks so far, they are so aesthetically pleasing and such good quality! I look forward to trying all of their other products one day too. Compared to the Matte Revolution collection, the K.I.S.S.I.N.G collection have a normal shaped lipstick tip, but still apply wonderfully.  There are currently 10 other shades available, my most wanted being of course, So Marilyn – need I even explain why?

Another lipstick on my wish list has to be Amazing Grace, I actually tested it the same day I bought Velvet Underground and it looked like a beautiful rusty red shade. I’ve said this before in previous posts and I’ll say it again, what I love about this brand is the lipsticks are so clearly inspired by so many Old Hollywood Beauties. That’s not just me assuming either, it’s stated on the website!

I decided to wear my new skater dress I bought in the January Sales on Very from South, for just £15 (!), it’s now gone down to £12.99 and is also available in black and pink as well a my colour, cobalt blue. I absolutely adore dresses that are modern but look like they’re from the 1940s and 1950s and this one is just that.

The lace detail creates such a classic vintage feel and it also goes in at the waist – a must for vintage lovers. It’s the rare combination of fairly fitted but comfy, personally, I wish it was slightly tighter on the waist but a belt shall fix that. However, for such a bargain price I really can’t complain! I absolutely love the simple button detail on the back of the dress, the littlest things definitely make the most difference.

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Flower Fever.

Happy  New Year lovely readers! I hope you all had a wonderful time, I myself had a very uneventful evening – but Silver Linings Playbook was on the TV, so that kept me very entertained. I don’t know about you, but I’m relieved it’s 2016, 2015 for me was a strange year – it started off pretty good but, the second half of the year couldn’t have been much worse, alas, that’s another story.

This year I’m definitely going to try and start putting myself first, I’m really working hard to beat my OCD and Intrusive Thoughts and I’m also trying to be kinder to myself. I need to start treating me like how I treat other people and stop putting myself down all of the time.

I thought I’d write an outfit post today as I think lipsticks especially are starting to take over my blog, not that it’s a bad thing, but it’s nice to change it up! 

Today I wore a fairly new dress, it’s by a Brand called South and from Very and I’m pretty sure I bought it in the sale. Speaking of sales, I’ve just checked the website now and found at least two of my other dresses in the sale for around £8.40, now that’s a bargain!

What I love about this dress is it’s fitted around the bust and waist, but it’s comfy – that’s the perfect thing about Skater Dresses! What could be better? It’s such a lovely fit and perfect for Summer or Winter, just add a cardigan! The pattern is so lovely too, often you’ve got to be careful with prints as they can sometimes overwhelm an outfit, but I think it’s done very tastefully and has such a Spring feel to it. I teamed the dress with a simple black cardigan to match, I really don’t think you can go wrong with the colour black, it’s so flattering and really does go with everything!

As for my hair and make up I decided to return to my favourite look – the 1950s! The past couple of times I’ve washed my hair I haven’t bothered to pin curl it, I thought I should give it a bit of a break. Therefore, the past week I’ve been plaiting my hair after washing it which creates a mermaid look, think Daryl Hannah in Splash. However, my hair is no way near as beautiful as hers, but I try to work with what I have!

It’s refreshing to currently have pin curled hair again, although it can look pretty short on the first day, it often drops and I can end up creating a variety of curls within the space of just a few days! Today I decided to brush each curl after I unpinned it, in doing that it makes my hair look a lot thicker and loosens up the curls a bit, think Jayne Mansfield Curls in Kiss Them For Me (1957) – well, that was my inspiration any way.

I completed my everyday make up with my current favourite lipstick, L’absolu Rouge in Rouge Rayonnant in 47. I realized after blogging my latest post I forgot to take pictures of me wearing it – eek! Therefore, I’ve worn it today so you all can see the actual shade.

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Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! The last couple of days have been unusually busy for me, hence the late post – so I do apologize! It’s so surreal to think in just a couple of days we will be starting a new year! Time is flying so fast, this year has definitely been a mix of emotions for me, the first half was pretty good  and the second half, well not so good. Therefore, I’m hoping that next year shall be a lot kinder.

I got a beautiful dress from the Myleene Klass Very Collection to wear for Christmas Day and I absolutely love it. It’s very 1950s and floral – definitely my favourite style! It’s now in the sale for just £41.50.

I was very lucky to receive such lovely presents this year and straight away I took photos of my new make up as I simply had to share them with you all! I actually chose the lipsticks a couple of weeks ago with my mum, but this was the first time I was going to see them properly and try them out – what could be better?!

The two lipsticks I got are by brands I’ve not used before, Charlotte Tilbury and Lancome and they are absolutely beautiful!

After creating one of my favourite colours, a rusty red, by mixing a coral red and brown/nude lipstick together I was determined to find an actual lipstick similar to that shade. The shade I thought came closest was L’absolu Rouge in Rouge Rayonnant in 47.

What I especially love about this lipstick is the shape of the lipstick, I’ve not got any like it! It’s a distinct oval shape which is perfect for defining your lips and the quality of the lipstick is so smooth and hydrating! I actually felt if I wanted I could apply the lipstick without a lip brush due to it’s shape. The colour is a glossy vibrant rusty red and perfect for all vintage lovers, it’s definitely one of my favourites – I’ve worn it twice already!

I also adore the packaging, you truly do get your moneys worth with quality products, that definitely cannot be denied. The black and gold packaging is so complimentary and gives the lipstick such a classic feel, it also looks extra lovely with the silver covering box. I definitely can’t wait to purchase more products from Lancome, especially their Doll Eyes Mascara – I’ve wanted to try it for so long!

The second lipstick I got was Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution in Lost Cherry, which is a beautiful matte redish pink, another classic colour for vintage lovers. I actually stumbled across this lipstick unintentionally, as soon as I walked past the make up stand I was in complete awe! This brand has such an Old Hollywood vibe to it, with lots of references to stars, one lipstick was even called So Marilyn – which is on my wish list!

The packaging is simply stunning, I feel like I’ve just picked up the lipstick out of a 1950s boudoir! You can’t really tell in the photos, but the container is tinted a beautiful shiny pink, so unique! The shape of the lipstick is even more unusual, I love trying different styles of lipsticks and this is definitely a must because the square tip is such a good idea! What’s even more amazing about the lipstick is the texture is matte, but your lips feel so hydrated and it glides on so smoothly. I look forward to posting about more Charlotte Tilbury products in the future!

I also got a No.7 Lash Impact Mascara and I cannot get enough of the packaging! For the last couple of years this seems to be available at Boots near the cash counters at Christmas and I’ve always loved it because of the vibrant glittery red  colour – it’s so unique! Although I wasn’t as impressed by this mascara as Benefit’s Roller Lash, it’s great for the price and I really like to use it on my lower lashes.

Lastly I got a new bottle of my favourite perfume – Chanel No.5! It’s such an iconic perfume and obviously incredibly popular because of a certain someone called Marilyn. Although it’s not for everyone, it’s definitely for vintage lovers and definitely makes me feel closer to my favourite star! Plus it’s my favourite number! It’s very expensive though, definitely one to get for your Birthday or Christmas or in the January Sales!

Speaking of Chanel, I just have to take a moment to say how much I adore the new No.5 advert! It’s directed by one of my favourites, Baz Lurhmann and I think the cover of You’re The One That I Want by Lo-Fang is just stunning.

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Real Techniques.

I adore applying my make up, but what makes it even more fun is using brushes! My favourite brand that I have been using for years are the wonderful Real Techniques! Not only is it less messy, but brushes are key for blending and using your products to the best of their purpose.


For years I’ve used their brushes for applying my foundation, blusher and powder and they’ve lasted wonderfully! Therefore, I was thrilled when I opened up a Birthday present and received a gift set of five brushes with a lovely glam clutch to keep them all together! I’ve already watched some of my favourite YouTubers; TheRoxetera and MyPaleSkinBlog use some of these products so I couldn’t wait to try them out whilst applying my every day make up.

As well as the silver clutch bag, you get five different brushes; a fine liner brush, a base shadow brush, an angled highlighter brush, a foundation brush and a multi task brush which I use for applying my blusher. The other brushes I already own are; a powder brush, a lipstick brush and a silicone eyeliner brush.

When I finally tried the brushes, I was far from disappointed, not only is the quality of each product exceptional, they look absolutely beautiful. Each brush is a specific colour for a reason, example being all of the purple brushes are for your eye make up. They are all perfectly shaped to apply to the contours of your face and since I have used the brushes, not one bristle has came out! Anyone who has used a cheaper make up brush will know what a pet peeve that can be.

Although I love all of the brushes, my favourite one would probably be the fine liner brush. A few months ago I bought a silicone liner brush from the same brand, which I was very impressed with. However, I prefer the fine liner style, I feel the brush can be applied further into the crease of your top lid and the brushes take the eyeliner better than the silicone style brush. It’s nice to have the option to use either one though!

Ever since I started using the retractable lip brush, I’ve noticed how much quicker I can apply my lipstick. I also produce a much cleaner result! In using a brush I can blend different shades together without mixing the actually lipstick and I find it a lot easier extending my lip line!

The great thing about the eye shadow brushes is the different available sizes in product! Some of the brushes are wider and shaped bigger whilst some of the brushes are petite and better for applying eye shadow to the inner crease of your eyelid.

The blush brush is a lot different to my original and I must say that I definitely prefer my new product. It’s a lot thicker and fuller and instead of just applying it by brushing it on I can now press the blush on my cheeks and blend it in better. It’s also great that it’s made to apply bronzer and powder too, not just blusher. Plus, it’s my first pink brush so I find it very aesthetically pleasing!

As soon as I tried my new foundation brush I knew I would no longer be using my old one. Nothing was wrong with it, however I love the curved brushes, the wider shape and thicker bristles. It’s great for blending and very soft on your face. I recommend Real Techniques to all who appreciate good products for applying make up!

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Funny Face (1957)

My absolute favourite thing to do is see an old movie on the big screen and having a FACT Picturehouse close to me, I’ve been fortunate to watch a few as they specialize in Vintage Sundays.

Yesterdays film was an Audrey Hepburn classic – Funny Face (1957) and being  a pretty big Audrey fan I was extremely excited! Although I’ve got most of Audrey’s movies on DVD, I’ve only watched Funny Face once (!) and that was a while ago, so it was almost like seeing a new movie. I’m pretty sure I sat with a smile on my face throughout the whole film, it was just beautiful.

Naturally, going to see Audrey Hepburn on the big screen, I had to dress up myself! I decided to wear my green shift dress from Dorothy Perkins – I bought it as a potential birthday dress for my 21st last year and a year on – I still love it just as much.

Being a shift dress, the style is very 1960s and although I prefer the fit of 1940s and 1950s style dresses, I absolutely adore this one. Although the dress line is straight, it still fits fairly tight it and it’s always nice to change up your dress style every now and then. My favourite part of the dress has to be the neckline detail, the jewels compliment the green colour perfectly. It almost looks like you have sewn a set of leaves and added them to the dress.

Below the collar, the dress does separate and shows a bit of cleavage, more than I’m used to if I’m honest! However, don’t be daunted if you’re a bit self conscious like myself, you’re concealed very well and they key hole opening is fairly small. I find it pretty hard to spot green dresses, so this one is pretty special! It’s definitely one of my favourite colours to wear, I feel the colour green can almost have some stigma attached to it, but it’s all about finding the write shade and daring to be different.

As for my hair I pin curled it the night before and was very happy with the results, for a vintage film it’s only suitable that I have vintage styled hair after all! I decided to wear my cute little bow clips from Primark, I’ve got a few hair accessories from there over the years and they’ve lasted so well!

Also, I finally had a chance to wear and review my make up products for you all that I got for my Birthday;

The first item I tried was my concealer by NARS in Chantilly – the lightest shade. Before my new NARS products, I’d only tried one of their lipsticks from their Audacious Collection in Brigitte and I must say, it’s one of my favourites.  Therefore, after finding the beautiful Em from My Pale Skin on YouTube and seeing her use this countless of times, I knew I had to try it! I’ll be honest, this is actually the first concealer I’ve ever used, I don’t know why as I’ve never been against them, I’ve just always stuck to Foundation and Powder. However, I’m so glad I branched out! The shade matches me perfectly, which is usually quite rare as I’m so fair skinned and I applied it after my Foundation and Powder. To my surprise, it blended in perfectly and I didn’t need any powder to control the creamy effect. I know it’s not very noticeable in the pictures, but I could definitely see the difference and will be continuing to use this in my day to day make up routine.

The second product I received was a blusher by NARS in Orgasm and I’ve heard great things about this blush so I was looking forward to trying it out. I’ve had the same pink blusher for years and whilst it’s very nice, I wanted to change it up a bit and try something new. The compact is so classy and the texture is really nice too, it has an unusual rubbery feel to it. I especially love when make up products have mini mirrors inside and NARS didn’t disappoint me! The blusher is a pink mixed with a slight coral tint and after applying I noticed it had an almost shimmery effect so further highlighted my face.

The final product I used was Benefit Roller Lash Mascara and I was beyond excited to try this item! I’ve always loved the Benefit Brand because it has such a vintage look to it and I absolutely adore the packaging for this mascara. The pink and black compliment each other perfectly and it’s so unique, I don’t think I’ve ever seen another mascara like it! The wand also matches the outer packaging and straight away when trying it out, I noticed the brush kept my lashes separated. Furthermore, unlike other mascaras, I could apply multiple coats and not see any clumps, I’ve not got very long or thick eyelashes so this is essential for any mascara I use. The brush has a special, “Hook ‘N’ Roll” effect and I found it fairly easy to change my hand position whilst applying the mascara as the brush fitted all aspects of my lashes.

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Sophia Loren No. 1 Lipstick.

Yesterday I celebrated my 22nd (!) birthday and one of the gifts I hoped to receive the most was the new Sophia Loren Lipstick for Dolce and Gabbana. As soon as I found out that Sophia was collaborating with D & G to make her own signature lipstick I literally gasped with joy!


I absolutely adore Sophia, she is 81 years old and still just as beautiful inside and out, she is one of the last living Stars from the Golden Age Of Hollywood, which makes her even more important to me. After successfully writing to Brigitte Bardot last year, I decided to write to Sophia and within two weeks – she had replied with my three photos, signed! What’s even more adorable is she kept my letter and photo of myself, so somewhere in Sophia Loren’s house there is a letter and photo of me, yay!



I soon found out that the Lipstick was being sold in the UK only at Harrods and being a good few hours away from London it would be virtually impossible to buy. However, thankfully for technology, I checked Harrods website and it was there! I showed my mum the website and kept my fingers crossed that it would appear on my birthday and as luck would have it – it did!


The lipstick is £31, so in the high price range, but the quality is wonderful and a must for any lover of Old Hollywood or Sophia! This is also my first D & G Lipstick and I would definitely buy from them again as the Lipstick is full of moisture and applies so smoothly. The case is a beautiful gold colour featuring Sophia’s Signature – simply elegant and The package matches the Lipstick and is so beautiful I’m going to keep it. What I love about high quality products is the attention to detail, Dolce and Gabbana have even printed their signature initials into the Lipstick. I also found that Max Factor’s Color Elixr Lip Liner in 04 Pink Princess works wonderfully as a base.


What I love most about it, apart from it being all about Sophia of course, is the colour! On the website it is describes as a Bright Cherry Red, but I honestly can’t decide myself what colour I think it is, it really is unique! It’s not like any of my other Lipsticks and that’s what I love as I often end up buying a Lipstick which turns out to be very similar to a previous one I’ve purchased. It’s almost a mixture of red, pink and brown, perfect for a statement look in the evening or even brightening up a casual day outfit.

I can only hope that Sophia will bring out another Lipstick, this is definitely my current favourite and I’m sure I’ll be wearing it for a long time!

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Winter Is Coming.

If I had to pick my favourite thing about the Winter Season, it would have to be buying a new coat for the cold weather! I absolutely love coats, not only do they keep you snug and warm, but they can often make an outfit!

I usually seem to find my favourite coats from Miss Selfridge and this year is no different! For Autumn Weather, I adore a trench coat, it’s such a vintage style and I love how it’s fitted. However, as beautiful as trench coats are, they aren’t very suitable for classic British Winter Weather, which is why my new coat is Faux Fur Collar Button style.

Last year, I bought a very similar one from Miss Selfridge, but it was in a navy shade. I’ve been after a red coat for so long and I finally have one! The shade is more burgundy, but I think it’s just the perfect colour for Winter. The black faux fur collar looks so lovely with the burgundy fabric of the coat and I just adore the buttons, they add such a lovely detail to the overall style. Not only is the coat beautiful to look at, but it keeps you warm, has side pockets and makes you feel ever so cosy!

The only criticisms I can make of the coat is that it doesn’t have a belt, that’s just my personal preference however and the coat  still fits very nicely. Also, if you buy this coat you’ll always have to make sure you have an umbrella handy as it doesn’t have a hood. However, you can always turn the collars up for extra warmth which is always a bonus! The coat was a pretty good bargain at only £69, which is definitely worth the price as you can tell it’s a quality product. What’s even better is it’s now in the sale for £55, so get it while you can and at an even better price!

For today I’m wearing a little black dress which also happens to be from Miss Selfridge! It’s a Peter Pan Collar Style dress,  fitted at the waist and flares out after, so perfect for any of you who love the vintage style as much as I do! I love the details on the back, the double button for the collar and the silver zip, the back of the dress is just as pretty as the front. The striped pattern and the dress lining gives the style even more structure in a subtle way.

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The Misfits (1961)

You may recognize this dress from an earlier post, however, I’ve yet to write a full blog on this outfit. Therefore, I thought what would be better to wear to see a Marilyn film then a Marilyn style dress?

With seeing one of my favourite Marilyn films on the big screen, I was even more inspired to follow my vintage style and my mum suggested wearing my Hollister dress.  Since wearing it for one of my earlier posts, until today I’d not worn it since! I absolutely adore the dress, there’s no doubt about that, I’ve just felt too self conscious in it to wear it in public. The main reason for this is because it shows a lot of cleavage, now I’m all for embracing your body and showing off whatever you want, I simply don’t have enough confidence or feel comfortable enough to do that. 

However, my wonderful mum suggested a great idea, why not wear a black vest top underneath the dress? I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I thankfully listened to her advice and because of that I could finally wear my beautiful dress! The great thing about the top was that the top half is covered in lace so it gives the dress and extra vintage feel and really compliments the style.

To keep warm in the English Weather I wore my black shrug, I think it goes really well with the dress and almost looks like it’s part of it. I thought in wearing the shrug it would be a bit more sophisticated than wearing my usual cardigans.

For my hair I washed it on Friday evening and was too lazy to pin curl it that night, so I left it until yesterday to roll up my hair and sleep in it. Therefore, I wasn’t expecting my curls to turn out as authentic as they usually do, although I was pleasantly surprised at the effect it had. I will say though, it’s always best to pin curl it once your hair after washing it and it’s dried naturally, it makes the curls last a lot longer. I was going for looser pin curls anyway, but it did frustrate me how after an hour or so they dropped quite noticeably. Luckily, I got the pictures before that happened!

I kept my make up pretty similar to my everyday look, which is inspired by Marilyn’s make up as you can probably tell. I’m wearing my current favourite red lipstick, it’s called Clinique Cherry Pop and I absolutely adore it! It’s a vibrant 1950s blue tone red and just perfect for any vintage style, I really feel like it’s a lipstick Marilyn would have worn. It almost has a 3D effect as it’s slightly glossy, I really can’t fault it. I kept my eyes a nude colour with dramatic winged eyeliner, I think mine is a bit more heavy than Marilyn’s but it’s just the way I think suits me best personally. The only downside is because it’s slightly heavier my eyelashes look shorter, therefore I really should invest in some false ones, I just find them so uncomfortable as I haven’t worn them for years.

Lastly, I chose one of my favourite pairs of earrings to wear, pearls encrusted with diamonds. I think these were from River Island and I’ve had them for years, to me they are just perfect for the Vintage Style and scream 1940s/1950s.

I’m lucky to be able to say that this was my third film of Marilyn’s I have been to see on the big screen. The other two being River of No Return (1954) and Some Like It Hot (1959), what I love about FACT Picturehouse is that they specializes in Vintage Sundays, so I’ve been lucky to see quite a few old films there, which is wonderful for a lover of Old Hollywood like myself.


It was nice to see the Cinema pretty full too, I especially love seeing older people there as I like to think they may have saw the movie during it’s original release. The Misfits is one of my favourites, if not favourite Marilyn Movie. Although, Marilyn wasn’t a big fan of it herself – sadly she was her worst critic and personal problems during the filming definitely didn’t warm her to it – I find it to be just wonderful, The cast, performances, script, music and cinematography are simply superb and I find it so emotionally moving. I also think she looks so ethereal, simply beautiful.

Sadly, I’ve had some comments saying that I’m trying to look like Marilyn and I should be myself etc. To that  I say, I adore the vintage style and obviously Marilyn is one of my inspirations. But having blonde curly hair and wearing red lipstick does not mean I’m trying to be Marilyn, I’m happy enough to be myself and let Marilyn be her wonderful self. However, I take it as a huge compliment, who wouldn’t want to be compared to Marilyn? Even if it’s far from accurate, lol.

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Eyeshadow Love.

Although my favourite Make Up Must Have is of course, a Lipstick, lately I’ve been getting a lot more interested in Eye Shadow! I’ve always been inspired by Marilyn’s Eye Make Up, with the main focus being the Eye Lashes and Eye Liner. She mostly wore a natural white base on her eyelids with a slight dark shadow between the crease, that I usually leave out. However, I’ve decided to branch out with colours and mix and match with Eye Shadow as much as I do with Lipstick!

As well as wearing a white eyeshadow base, I also  wear nude and gold shades and therefore, as soon as I saw the new Maybelline Nudes Eye Shadow Pallet, I knew that I had to try it! I love Maybelline, I’ve worn their make up for years and I especially love their Mascaras. Before this, I’ve only actually had one Eye Shadow Pallet, I usually buy just the one colour, so I’m by no means an expert. Therefore, I can’t tell you how happy I was to see instructions on how to match each colour and where to apply it on the back of the compact!

The instructions give you three ways to wear the shades; Quads, Trios and Duos. I wanted to try as many shades as I could so naturally, I chose to follow the Quad Instructions. I picked the middle four shades to use, mainly because I didn’t want it to be too dramatic and I’m more used to using golds and lighter nudes, I have yet to master a Smokey Eye! For the Quads, the lightest colour is used to cover the entire eye area, the sparkly gold is used to shade the eyelid, the chocolate shade is used to contour the crease and the darkest shade is used to line around the eye.

Overall, I found the Eye Shadow fairly simple to apply, I used my Eye Shadow Brush and made sure to blend each of the shades subtly together. I found the crease contouring and lining around the eye the hardest, simply because it was the smallest space to apply. However, as I always apply my Winged Eyeliner after my Eyeshadow, that covered the lining around my eye anyway.  I can’t wait to try the other colours and discover which shades suit me and dare to try shades I’m not used to!

The second Eye Shadow Pallet I bought was Revlon Photoready in 520 Watercolours Aquarelle. I think after watching Cleopatra (1963) I’ve subconsciously been inspired to try colourful Eyeshadows, after all, the eyes are just as important as the lips! I was browsing around and saw this compact, what I loved the most was the display of the colours as they are placed where the shades should be applied to on the eyes.

It was also helpful to have the instructions on the back once more, I guess all Eyeshadow Sets do this as it’s a very good idea for a novice like myself.  Firstly, I applied the lightest shade, the primer, all over my eyelid and right up to my brow bone. After that I added the main shade to the lid, then I applied the center shade on the crease and sweeped the top shade on the brow bone. Lastly, you can add the sparkle shade to complete the application, however I forgot to do that, silly me! After applying so much Eyeshadow, it’s definitely handy to brush over your face as so much falls down onto your cheeks.

To finish my look, I applied my new Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Siren In Scarlet. I’ve got many Maybelline Lipsticks and I think they’re wonderful, so I knew I would like this. I think Matte is my favourite finish on a Lipstick, I like the option of adding a gloss and I think Matte lasts the longest and applies the best. I always use Rimmel’s Match Perfection Foundation in Light Porcelain 010 and Rimmel have re released these  with a Pore Blurring Effect and a 24 Hour Moisture Hydration too!

I really can’t decide which Eye Shadow I prefer, although I wear Nude Shades more, I absolutely love the colourful shades and will hopefully try some more in the future! Which do you prefer?

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Brigitte Bardot Hair.

You may not have seen Brigitte Bardot’s films, or even know much about her, but I can guarantee you will know her hair! Brigitte’s Bombshell Locks are without doubt one of the most Iconic Hairstyles of the 1950s and 1960s.

I’ve only started to learn and love Brigitte in the past couple of years, but I know that since I was a little girl I’ve always loved her look and of course, her beautiful hair!  To this day her hair is emulated by millions of people all around the world and today, I decided to try my own take on it.

When asked recently by a Journalist about her iconic look she simply said,

“I never decided anything. I always hated people fussing with my face and hair. I could get by on my own, pinning up my hair any old way.”

I decided to try two different, yet similar beehive hairstyles that were inspired by Brigitte. The first was more controlled and after I’d created this look, I decided to mess it up a bit and recreate Brigitte’s famous style, my favourite being around 1958.

I much preferred the second style, mainly because the first style felt too controlled and fancy for me, plus I was very conscious of pulling all of my hair off my face. I adore the tousled bangs look with the big curls and I felt much more comfortable with the second style.

When I usually style my hair similar to Brigitte’s I usually tend to do it when my hair is straight, however, I think it looks much closer to her style a day or so after my pin curls have dropped. Brigitte’s hair was never really pin straight in the late 1950s, it was styled to look like it had just been put up, but it always looked so wonderful! I wouldn’t be surprised if it only took Brigitte a few minutes however, she sure perfected her tresses!

If you’re interested in seeing Brigitte’s hair on film, then I think the best one to watch to see this iconic hairstyle is Come Dance With Me! in 1959. Before I’d watched any of Brigitte’s films, I once got a compliment comparing my look of the day to hers from the film, that meant so much and has always stayed with me!

When creating this hairstyle, I was surprised at how much little time it took for me to style! Of course, it helped that my hair was already pin curled a few days ago, firstly, I brushed each curl separately and twisted it around my finger. After that, I used my fine tooth comb and parted the top section of my hair, backcombed it ever so slightly, twisted it up and clipped it in. I decided to add a red bow to my beehive, mostly because I was inspired Brigitte herself in A Ravishing Idiot in 1964.

After I created this more controlled style, I decided I wasn’t fully happy with the style and wanted it to be more similar to Brigitte’s. I was anxious to how it would turn out, but I decided to go for it anyway, if you never try – you’ll never know! I simply took out the clips, used my comb and separated a small part of the front of my hair and parted it in the middle. I then brushed the hair around my face and twirled the curls around my fingers, and re-clipped the majority of the top section back!

I absolutely adore this hairstyle and although I can never pull it off as good as Brigitte, I think I did a good job overall. Don’t intimidated to try different hairstyles and be inspired by iconic looks, it’s always fun to be creative and give it a go!

Although Brigitte has always stated she didn’t really consider herself an actress and that in her film roles – she would simply be Brigitte, I think she’s far too self critical. She has a lot more talent than she gives herself credit for and therefore I thought I’d recommend some of her iconic movies. You can also see her dance in some of them too, something she has always adored, she actually trained for years in Ballet.

Brigitte Bardot Film Recommendations:

And God Created Woman (1956)
Une Parisenne (1957)
The Truth (1960)
Contempt (1963)
Shalako (1968)

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