With the obsession with contouring lately, the Anastasia Original Contour Kit is an amazing addition to the makeup collection. With the perfect shades to make those cheekbones seem that little bit higher and your nose a tad slimmer, it’s an essential kit to have if you’re a makeup junkie and love a sculpted face.
Stay tuned for more beauty posts in 2016! One of my NY resolutions is to post more beauty posts as my makeup collection almost grows faster than my wardrobe and I’ve definitely spent too much time watching makeup tutorials on youtube (who can relate?).
SO, ever since the reveal that Alexander Wang was the next designer to collaborate with H&M, I’ve been persistently searching online for sneak peaks of what the collection will be like. With the live show being shown last night in New York, social media platforms have been going off, and after thoroughly stalking through the #AlexanderWangxHM hashtag for a good two hours, here are my favourite images. I’ve made a list of all the things that I want need (those sunnies with the awesome thick strap around the back of the head included), so you can definitely expect to see me lining up for when it hits the Melbourne H&M store (maybe I’ll even do a camp out) because that’s probably better than missing out..
There’s always that one piece of clothing in our wardrobe that makes us feel really feminine and for me right now, it’s this skirt by Hunt & Gather store; a quintessential silhouette from the 50s (think Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday). It’s also definitely more flattering than a mini skirt, because at the end of the day, not all of us have Alexa Chung’s legs that (quote Leandra Medine) “run the length of the Nile, and thighs that have elbows weeping”.
This top was a quick DIY I made from a simple black T-shirt. All you have to do is cut off the bottom to whichever length you fancy, and then cut the sleeves off accordingly. That’s what you gotta do when you realise last minute that you don’t own a sleeveless crop top that’s not tight fitting.
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With so many new products in the market, those claiming to be of ‘new age technology’ and those that contain weird ingredients such as slug slime, I prefer to stick to products that are more natural as I find that’s the best way about it, especially when it comes to your face.
This month, I’ve been loving the La Mav Organic BB Cream. It goes on really smoothly with a medium coverage, which I’m so ever grateful for because I like to wear it on those days where you want to look presentable, but there’s no need to put on a full face of makeup since you’re not doing anything or seeing anyone special.
The moisturiser I’ve been using everyday is the Hydra Repair Day Cream by Grown Alchemist. It’s hydrating without being greasy and the packaging gets 5 stars from me. Glass bottles over plastic bottles any day (that’s why I had to include the glass bottle of water; it just looks so pretty). I can’t complain about the smell either (think Camellias & Geranium Blossoms).
Before using this Toni & Guy Prep leave in conditioner, the last time I remember using one was when I was 12 (I don’t understand why I even needed it back then). My hair tends to frizz a bit, especially when I blow dry it so this leave in conditioner has saved me from looking like someone had just rubbed a balloon on my head or looking like I had just walked out of a physics class that was learning about static electricity (oh the memories..).
My last beauty favourite of the month is the Vanilla & Watermelon Lip Balm by Grown Alchemist. Remember those Lip Smackers that girls and teenagers used to wear (or collect/hoard in my case) back in the day? The sugary sweetness and the stickiness was what drew us in and that’s the same for me with this lip balm by Grown. However, it has the sweetness without the stickiness and your lips will become super hydrated and soft.