Wednesday, September 9th
I’ve recently rediscovered my love for the French fashion House Chloé. Literally all the items I’ve wanted for my spring-fall wardrobe…saddle bag, leather gladiator sandals, round gold rim glasses, suede boots, anything camel…is found in their last two collections. It’s probably because the collections have always retained the free flowing spirit of the seventies which I’ve been obsessed with since I first learned about hippies. Lucky for me, the high street has taken inspiration from Chloe and I’ve been able to find replicas at high street stores like Zara and Topshop. Check out my AW15 board on pinterest for inspiration. What’s your favourite trend this season?
Sunday, September 6th
For months I’ve been wanting to jump on the bandwagon and get my nails done in that pointy oval shape, (I’ve now learned it’s called ’almond’) in a nude color. I never got them done because I was in the process of interviewing at different companies and I guess that having polish-free nails are associated with being smarter. Is that even true? Different topic, we can discuss this in the comments.
Regardless, my nails got a nice little break from nail polish and have actually stopped breaking. At some point, besides missing the process of painting my nails, I started to think having natural nails was actually trendy. Then the other day I got this idea of reshaping my normally square nails which had gotten to quite long. I’ve started with oval and will go pointer.
I’m actually really pleased with them as I’ve never had my nails this long before! I thought I was on to something different until I realized that I’m probably stuck in the middle of a trend; I went to the shop the other day and Emma Watson was sporting the same nails on the cover of Vogue! Also, I tried to show off my ‘nonconformist’ nails to my housemate who surprisingly or not, to my housemate had done the exact same thing!
Sunday, August 23rd
I tried to recreate Kylie Jenner’s signature lined lips and…
…it was a disaster!
I know people either love or hate Kylie Jenner, I happen to like her. I’m not saying I agree with everything she does but I like that, not being one of the better looking Kardashians, she has taken beauty into her own hands and along the way has also had such a huge impact on current beauty trends. *Hello full lips and long acrylic nails*
Inspired by Jenner, I’ve tried to over line my lips a few times over the past year with no success. So finally, I gave in and looked around for the best tutorial and decided to give it a go. The one I found most helpful was this one by Desi Perkins.
Things I learned
I realized that previously I was over-lining my entire lip, where I should have actually only overlined the cupids bow.
I also learned that I should only use a matte lip liner because anything else would draw attention to my natural lip line.
Truth be told, I don’t know if I’m just terrible at doing my makeup, my natural lip line is too thick to look normal or a mixture of all but this look looked terrible on me. I tried to get the best angle when taking the picture but it was hard to get rid of my natural lip line. Maybe I needed a more matte lip liner? I guess I’ll keep trying but I don’t see this working for me. Have you tried?
Friday, August 21st
I saw a girl on the street the other day while walking home from work, she was wearing a long flowing skirt and a backless halter neck top with her dark brown sun-kissed hair let loose and the most amazing deep tan that you get only from laying for hours on the beach for days on end.
Sadly I don’t remember the last time I spent a consecutive 5 days or more laying on the beach letting the sun drench me with color. Don’t get me wrong I’ve been on vacation several times this year but ever since moving to London five years ago, I seem to be quite unlucky with seeing sunshine. I don’t think I’ve actually had a California style [actual] summer in at least six years! Before I continue to complain ( I could go on about this topic for a long time), I’m actually writing this because despite my relative lack of sun showers, I actually get complimented on my tan quite often. Mind you, the last time I really worked on my tan was back in May on a trip to Portugal and yes ethnically I’m Mexican so I do naturally have a bit of color but I wouldn’t really call it a ‘golden glow’.
TAN & MOISTURIZE
To get this tan, I use Jergen’s Natural Glow Daily in Medium to Tan every other day on off days using a combination of body oils like rose, almond or avocado. What I love about this tan is that it doesn’t streak AT ALL and it gives you a subtle yet even looking tan that can take you into winter. I also don’t use it on days that I shave my legs as I find tanning cream can seep into your pores and try to exfoliate once a week.