Wednesday, 25 September 2013

♥ Creating the Purrfect Cat Eye : Makeup tutorial ♥

Hello!!!!

So.. one of the things I get asked to do most often is the cat eye look. Most girls find bold, winged eyeliner super scary and difficult to get even on both sides. So here is a video to show you a technique that works every time and takes all of the guess work out of eyeliner.

I like to use liquid eyeliner for a bold, smooth line but you can use any eyelining product with this technique, depending on the look you want to achieve.

So without further ado, here it is!



Please let me know how your make up turns out using this handy tip by sending me pictures on Twitter! @FrostedPlanet.

Leave any requests for more tutorials below.

Lots of love



Saturday, 14 September 2013

If you haven't heard of the Beauty Blender, where have you been???

... just joking. Big in the world of beauty, not so much in the everyday lives of the British public... until now. Here's a quick little explanation/ show and tell while also giving those of you already in the know, tips on how to keep your beauty blender clean without having to repurchase their cleanser!

Check it out!


Enjoy


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

♥ August Favourites ♥

Right guys and girls!

I have finally swallowed my pride and summoned up the courage to make a Youtube channel and my first EVER Youtube video!!

Please note that I have absolutely no skills when it comes to technology so the editing leaves a lot to be desired (I had to give up on any kind of musical intro) but what it lacks in razzmatazz I believe it makes up for in heart (cheesy!).

I decided to make an 'August Favourites' video, showing you a few items and products I have enjoyed using throughout August that I would recommend.

So you can either watch it here or open it in Youtube so you see it full screen:



Either way you can have a good nose and hopefully by the next one I can improve my editing skills.

Speak soon!!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Wedding Guest Style - Ideas on what to wear to weddings and other special occasions...





Why would I write a blog post on how to navigate through wedding season when it's all over?! Yes, I may be a little late on this one but having 3 weddings over the past few weeks (and a funeral) I wanted to write a little guide for next year while it's fresh in my mind. Also, if you're anything like my mum you may like to plan your outfit WELL in advance, or if you're anything like me you leave it absolutely last minute and will be looking at this blog in around 10 months time!

This blog will give you a few ideas on style and beauty that could also be applied to other events like milestone birthdays or charity galas. There are no rights or wrongs, this is just a little insight into how I prepare for these occasions.

So, in the last 2-3 weeks I was invited to be a guest at 3 weddings, each one completely different - a registry office, a local wedding in a castle and one in a chateau in France - requiring 3 different looks.

REGISTRY OFFICE

First on the list was the wedding in a registry office. A very small, informal affair but it is still summer so I decided to go for simple and pretty. NB The thing you have to remember with weddings is that they are historical moments. Photographs will be kept and brought out to be shown to people for years to come, so outfits and hairstyles are a huge decision and have to stand the test of time. If you are thinking of going bold and want to stand out, go with a vintage, bold look. Save the neon brights and crazy hair dos for a night out on the town. For a wedding you have to think 'classy'. A summery, informal, small ceremony at a registry office clearly says to me spring/summer floral dress, like these:

Budget


Splash the Cash
Both of these dresses are classic styles with high neck and a flowery theme.Fine to wear with heels or flat sandals, you will more than likely need a comfortable shoe as you may be walking to a nearby bar or restaurant to celebrate afterwards. Something like these...
In black, white and coral :
 http://www.riverisland.com/women/shoes--boots/heels/Black-barely-there-stiletto-sandals-634290
















In white, cream, black, pink and orange:
http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,60/1292661289

Both of these options are comfortable, pretty, open toed shoes that are also quite affordable. They are available in a variety of colours and so you could easily find a variation of these to go with any cute summer dress. I definitely would ditch the idea of a hat and just keep your hair pretty and simple. If you absolutely need a hair accessory I would go for a pretty alice band or clip.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to this wedding in the end as I was looking after my grandmother who was extremely ill at the time so I don't have a photograph of me in the outfit I eventually chose. I heard it was a beautiful day though and had a look at everyone else's outfits in the photographs....


French Wedding and Local Traditional Wedding

The next two weddings were less than a week apart and sadly my grandmother died so I was helping organise the funeral and didn't have time to find a new outfit for both (serves me right for leaving it until the last minute!). As these were 2 completely different weddings I needed a different look for each one. I found the easiest way to do this without changing the whole outfit was to get 2 different hats.
But first let's start with the dress. Initially I wanted something brightly coloured, a light pink or coral, again a summery feel but with a little more glamour. But when I saw this dress I loved it:



http://www.bankfashion.co.uk/product/little-mistress-lace-embellished-prom-dress/099428/


Although it is quite a dark colour for summer, navy is the colour of the moment and the nude panels with a hint of bling (not sure you can see it in the photo) really brighten it up. I paired it with some classic nude stillettos to match the panels:

http://www.bankfashion.co.uk/product/ribbon-nelly-pointed-court-shoes/122312/

I promise they are actually a lot nicer than the picture, more 'sleek'. I thought they were very 'Princess Kate' looking and I loved that they were patent as the French wedding ceremony took place outside so I could simply wipe them off if I sank into the grass! Suede wouldn't have survived!
I wore the dress and shoes to both weddings so let's move on to my favourite.... the hats. (Both from http://www.felicityliverpool.co.uk)

French Wedding

The wedding in France was at the Chateau St Julien. It was a grand occasion yet understated at the same time with almost an old Hollywood feel to it, so I decided to go with this nude, medium sized hatinator.


















I absolutely loved this hat, got lots of compliments on it and it felt rather French! I felt it made a statement without going overboard. I actually got to do the the bride's make up at this wedding which I'll include in a general bridal make up blog at some point soon!!

Traditional Wedding

The wedding closer to home, I felt, was an all out style, anything goes type wedding, while still remembering to stick with a look that would stand the test of time. If I had more time to shop I probably would have gone with a lighter coloured dress for this one and maybe more fitted but my navy dress still worked well. The wedding was Leasowe Castle and followed the full traditional outline with lots of bridesmaids and groomsmen so I decided to go BIG on the hat. I found this beautiful, navy blue hatinator (there's that word again)

It's made of mostly crimped style netting and feathers and although it was pretty big I got lots of compliments on it and as you can see it completely changes the whole look. As I guessed there were lot of hats at this wedding but I would have stuck out like a sore thumb wearing this one in France.

So there you have it!! 3 Weddings, 3 looks. If you would like more tips on what to wear to special occasions or winter/autumn weddings, let me know in the comment box below :)

PS I haven't forgotten about my dairy free promise I made in my acne blog post , I have just postponed the start of it due to the circumstances of last month and will be starting it up soon! In the meantime feel free to check out the post and send me your ideas.

Until next time...