Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Holiday Make up tips from Honour Bailey at Maija Make up

We thought it would be great for our blog to get some make up, hair and beauty tips for you guys! We have worked with Honour Bailey at Maija Make up before for our Spring Summer shoot with Tom Barnes. Honour has given you guys some holiday tips when it comes to sun, sea and sand this summer!

1. The holy grail of holiday tips, use an oil free sunscreen of your face because if you burn your face and go red it is extremely hard to cover up for when you want to go out later. The reason oil free is the best to use is that they are usually a lot lighter on the skin and wont clog up your pores or create blemishes.

2. If you don’t want to go completely makeup free for the day tinting your lashes before you go away is a great way to darken your lashes and make them look thicker, & you can also wear a waterproof mascara (some brands I recommend are the double ended L’Oreal waterproof one or the kiko luxurious lashes) Another way to define your eyes which doesn’t involve wearing a lot of makeup is to use a waterproof line and line your TOP waterline.

3. Finally when going out skip the concealer stage as the shade will most probably be too many shades too light for you after being in the sun. Just stick to a tinted moisturiser, some bronzer on the cheeks and around the hairline, and some highlighter on the tops of the cheeks and down the centre of the nose. Apply fake lashes a liquid liner and lip gloss/lipstick.

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Outfit of the day inspired by Slam Dunk Festival

Our outfit of the day is inspired by Slam Dunk Music festival that we are attending this weekend! We have attended Slam Dunk a few years before and it's always so much fun, the atmosphere is amazing and the people are lovely. The weather always seems to be ridiculously hot also so fingers crossed it will be the same this year.

Firstly we have gone for our purple tartan leggings for £12 which are extremely comfortable to wear for a whole day event. Also if the weather is super hot and your not too keen on getting your english rose legs out just yet then the cotton isn't very thick so they will keep you cool!
We have added my favourite Skulls and Bones Boys Club T-shirt which will look perfect oversized or if you cut of the sleeves to make it into a vest! We just love it and its only £25!
We have gone with some classic Vans Old Skools in Black and White which you can pick up from websites like Route one, the Vans really are timeless. 
Not sure if it's just us but backpacks are a must at festivals, we find carrying around a handbag full of water, tissues and food a bit of a nightmare so backpacks are always the best accessory for festivals. We have picked this super cute bag from Topshop for just £36. Some backpacks are hard to pull off as you look like you should be going to school but this bag is definitely got the classy handbag vibe but in a backpack.
We have added these cute sunglasses from Shop Moon Child for £14.99 which you will definitely need if the weather is like the past few years at Slam Dunk. Also from Shop Moon Child we have added this velvet pentagram choker for £7.99!
Hope to see you guys there!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Outfit of the day Ying Yang Rainbow

Todays outfit of the day features our wet look unicorn leggings! The leggings have a splash of colour at the bottom and we have combined these colours through the trend of coloured leathers.

Firstly we have our wet look unicorn leggings that you can now pick up at for only £15! We love these leggings as you can wear them with plainer items and just match accessories to the featured colours at the bottom. 
We have brought in the stunning sky blue colour through this stunning blue leather jacket from River Island. The jacket comes in at £120 so if you aren't prepared to pay that I believe you could easily find a cheaper version as coloured leather is extremely on trend at the moment as well as this shade of blue. 

We have teamed the leggings with one of Become Antiques new Spring/Summer collection which is the gorgeous black Ying Yang print t-shirt. The t-shirt makes the outfit a lot more casual and easily worn. We love the subtle Ying Yang print which is also featured on some leggings and a vest in their new collection so make sure you check it out. You can pick up one of these T-shirts for just £21.99.
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We have accessorised this outfit with a cute over the shoulder bag from Topshop for just £22. Yet again subtly bringing through the pink of the leggings. We have added one of the velvet Ying Yang chokers from our favourite brand, Shop Moon Child just to enhance the print on the T-shirt.

To finish off this outfit we have added these stunning boots from La Moda UK which are available for only £38! Such an amazing price for a pair of boots that can be worn with so many different outfits.