Shine Bright Like… My Eyebrows?

 

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Is it just me, or is everything nowadays glittered? It’s like a beauty version of the salted caramel-craze released on the world a few years ago. Don’t get me wrong I love both of these things; salted caramel is to die for and I think everything looks better with glitter, but I had never really seen the real-life applications of some of the glitter embellishments… Until now.

I have always enjoyed making my looks twinkle and some of you may remember the glitter lip tutorial I did at Christmas time. The glitter eyebrow however is something I’ve always wanted to try, so when my friend threw a faerie themed party I jumped at the chance to give it a go and thought I’d write down what I did in case any of you would like to try:

What You Will Need:
      1. A clean makeup brush
2. Eyelash glue (it’s important to use a cosmetic glue that won’t cling too stubbornly to              your eyebrows when it comes to clean-up).
3. Cosmetic glitter (once again it’s important to use product designed for purpose here,               regular glitter is sharp and, especially when working so close to your eyes, you need             to use a product that isn’t going to put you at risk of cutting yourself – no point having          great eyebrows if you can’t see them because you cut your eyes)!

Method:

  1. (Optional) Draw in your eyebrows as usual. I didn’t bother with this step as I already have very dark eyebrows, but if your eyebrows are lighter then having them lightly drawn in can aid with packing on the glitter. 
  2. Once you are happy with the starting point for your eyebrows, paint some eyelash glue onto a small section of your brow. It’s important to do this in small sections to give yourself enough time to add the glitter.
  3. Using a clean makeup brush, dab the glitter onto the glued area. Use a pressing motion, not the usual drawing motion you would use on your eyebrows as the glitter will end up everywhere but where you want it!
  4. Repeat these steps along the eyebrow, in small parts, until you’re done.

 

Glitter eyebrows are actually really easy to do once you know how and really fun to experiment with. The picture above was my first time sparkling-up, I used blue and gold glitter, and I think it went pretty well – even if I do say so myself! Now… when is it going to become an everyday trend??

 

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom: A glimpse at my thoughts on the album and predictions for the fashion trends coming out of it.

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On June 2nd Halsey released her much anticipated album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. After exploding onto the music scene with her single Ghost and later her collaboration with The Chainsmokers for their catchy, 2016 Summer song Closer, I for one couldn’t wait for what she had in store for us next.

True this is mainly a fashion blog – and I will get onto H.F.K. from that point of view – but first I want to comment on the actual content of the album. Halsey is really branching out with this new collection of songs… and it shows. Catchy bangers like Bad at Love juxtapose with raw, emotional numbers such as Sorry; although through a quote of her own on Twitter H. states that the whole album links to the same subject – dealing with a toxic relationship:

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The music on the album as a whole is a win for me and it stands to reason that many listeners will find the music relatable and therefore will find help in it. Moving on though, to the fashion of the H.F.K. era. Although all of the music videos are yet to be released, the small amount that has been seen, and the clear Romeo and Juliet vibe of what has been viewed so far, means it stands to reason that the fashion direction evolving here will be one that nods to Luhrmann’s 1996 film based on the play; a sort of edgy, catholic chic. I predict that leathers and reds will be adorned with roses, gold and religious symbols throughout the videos released for the album cycle, to create the romantic, yet dangerous world that love often inhabits.

Of course this could be completely wrong and Halsey might have a completely different plan, just thought I’d through my theory out there. If H. decides against this style, please will another artist go for it? I think it sounds pretty great!

A little early this year for my favourite comeback trend?

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If I’m being truthful I am often too lazy to prepare my legs for the ripped jeans look and therefore am over the moon that wearing tights underneath is becoming a sought-after look again. Returning to us from the 80’s, wearing fishnets under jeans is a quick and easy way to create a versatile look. For example, getting ready for a night out? High rise fishnets/denim shorts with a crop is an option. On the other hand fishnets with jeans, a flannel and some boots creates an effortless alternative look, perfect for the everyday.
Personally I like to mix up the tights-under-jeans trend and use patterned tights as a base. Remember a few years ago when everybody was in love with leopard print? Well I’m not ready to let that go and can often be seen wearing leopard print tights underneath my ripped boyfriend jeans coupled with a pair of Doctor Martens. What can I say? Some trends you just don’t grow out of – call me Scary Spice.

Blush like Nana

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Although I like the colour pink up until now I had always set aside dusty pink clothing as something to wear once I hit my seventies. That being said the colour has been gently nudged into the limelight lately by the likes of Lady Gaga’s Joanne era and after seeing one of the Queens on Rupaul’s Drag Race wearing a similar pair of trousers with a white corset (I can’t for the life of me find a picture or remember who) my head has been thoroughly turned. The best part about this trend is that at the moment a lot of the clothing which matches it are relatively cheap – these trousers being down to £14 from £35 – meaning you can get prepared for summer on a budget.

Don’t forget to throw on a pair of big sunglasses before you go, after all who doesn’t look pretty in pink?

The best kind of Christmas tree is the Christmas tree you can take with you… on your face. 

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Earlier this year I remember hearing about the glitter beard trend and thinking ‘wow that’s interesting/uber hipster/ omg glitter eyebrows too? I want)!! However bauble beards were fairly foreign to me until earlier this week when a man sporting a magnificent festive beard came into my workplace. Eye-catching, whimsical and relatively cheap (around £6 on amazon) I can’t believe nobody thought of this earlier. Now I won’t lie, there is almost nothing fashionable about this look, but then again have I not said that I believe Christmas should be as gaudy as possible? I am a huge fan of bauble beards and hope to see them every year from now on. But why stop there? I feel like flower beards in the spring should definitely make an appearance – what do you think?? #DaisyChainBeardzzz