Hi, I'm Shirley, a 24 year old girl from London with an unhealthy shoe obsession!
I'm a bit of a geek (I'm a Mathematician!) but i'm also into beauty and style! This blog is where I share little bits of me and my interests! :)
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My most asked question is what camera I use:
I use my Canon 600D with the Kit Lens & 50mm F1.8 Lens.
My Second most asked question is who takes my photos:
My siblings/friends take my outfit photos! I pretty much do the rest, but if there are any photos that don't belong to me, I always state it! :)
The weather has been very lovely these past few days, and I've been taking advantage of it! It's not very often we get to enjoy such temperatures here in Britain, so we have to make the most of it while it's here!
I've had my Gap Maxi Dress for Two years, and I fancied a bit of a change, so I snipped off a few inches and turned it into a cute flowy mini dress! I paired it with my Gladiator wedges, and to finish of the look, I accessorized the whole outfit with a brown waist belt and some pearly jewellery!
Below is the bag I'll be carrying today! It's a brown leather Tote from Faith! I've had this bag for a while, but recently Faith went into administration! Womp! Womp! Lol!
The requests for more Hair Tutorials from you lovely jubblies have been more than ever before, so I decided it was about time to do Part 2 of my favourite hairstyles ...featuring styles I've sported in my recent videos/posts...
...The Wavey Bob-Like Do, Messy Up-Do and the Savannah Girl Hair Extension!
• At One with Nature Leave-in Conditioner • KeraCare Silken Seal • AfriCare Silk Spray • Hair Clip • Wide Tooth Comb • Rat Tail Comb • Rollers (from 20mm to 64mm) • Bobby Pins • Extensions: Freetress Shake n Go Hair, Savannah Girl
Recently, I was approached by Eyeko, kindly asking if i'd like to try out some of their new products. I accepted to do so ...what would I lose right?
Coral Polish was one of the products I received. It's darker than most other Corals i've seen. It is a lovely colour, however it was a bit of a mish applying it. I found that the formula was too thick (...probably why it took ages to dry!) and the brush was quite flimsy. I did soldier on and the result was good.
Here I applied Two coats...
What are your thoughts? Any other Eyeko Polishes you'd reccomend?
I kept my face fairly neutral. I applied my foundation all over my face with my stippling brush (MACs Studio Fix & 187), powdered it with MACs MSF in Dark and blended it in with a big Kabuki (Illamasqua's Body Kabuki), then I brushed on a peach blush (MACs Peaches.)
A pop of gold eyeshadow on my lids (MACs Goldmine), a tan eye shadow in the crease (MACs Texture) and on the outer corners, a dark Matte Brown eyeshadow (Sleek's Storm palette). I followed by lining my upper lash line with a black liquid eye liner (L'Oreal's Superliner), and the water line a Kajal liner (Nocturnal Kajal by Sleek)! Just for that little bit of Drama, I put on a pair of wispy-like falsies (...Bargain Lashes from Wilko!).
I lined my lips with a brown lip pencil (MACs BBQ) and coated them with a soft nude peachy lipstick (MACs Shy Girl), topped off with a smidgen of a peachy brown gloss (MACs Entice).
Oh, and just in case you're wondering, my hair was Roller Set with 64mm Rollers, Sprayed with a bit of holding spray, and clipped at the back for a Wavey bob-like look! :)
My friends and I organised a Jamming/Open Mic sesh at our Local Pub! I wanted to go for a look that was fit for the daytime as well as the night, so I wore a Grecian inspired Dress (River Island), a pair of leggings (H&M) and my Boyfriend Blazer (New Look)! I accesorised my outfit with my bangles and bracelets, and my favourite pair of earrings, all from Primark. I wore a pair of Gold sandals (not pictured.).
I performed Norah Jones' "Don't know why"! There were other amazing performances too!
After the Sleek Event, Sammi, Hannah and I headed to Oxford Street for a bit of shopping!
We went into Topshop to have a little nosey around the New Makeup!
I bought a Blush in Neon Rose (£6.00) along with the Sun Star Eyeshadow Trio (£8.00), both from the SS '10 Collection.
Neon Rose is a really pink creamy blush. It's smooth to apply and the intensity can be built up, depending on what you're going for. I've been into a lot of cream based products lately, including shadows. They are really easy to work with!
I love this Trio. It reminds me of the mineral trios MAC have. The colours are beautiful and are very pigmented! The pinky red is just Gorgeous!
We also popped into H&M!
Green Ruffle Dress (£9.99)
It was love at first sight when my eyes locked onto this green dress! I've been looking for a dress this colour! It's so cute and it will be perfect on a Sunny Summer's day! Just look at the ruffle detail, too Cute!
Red Striped Tee (£7.99)
I also picked up this Tee, to go with my Harem Pants and Fedora!
I have spent so much money in the last couple of weeks! Methinks a Spending Ban is needed! lol!
Did anything catch your eye from the new Makeup Line at Topshop??
I love my Madre. It's so nice to be with her and talk about everything! I did her makeup today! All the colours on her eyes are from the Sleek Bohemian Palette. Her cheeks were lightly bronzed/blushed (MACs Format Blush) and her lips were coated with a soft shimmery lippy (17 Honey Blossom) and a Coral Lipgloss (MACs Lychee Luxe) over it! She looks Beautiful, don't you agree? :D
So I'm back in London. I missed my Family so much, I didn't realise until I moved away how much I love spending time with them, especially my siblings...Alan's wise words, Kezia's constant (and infectious) Laughter and Nathaniel's Craziness! haha! The weather was really lovely so I took Kezia and Nate to the park to play. It was really fun. I also got to play with Kezia's new Camera, a Nikon D60 I believe, and managed to snap a few moments. Such a great Camera, thinking of investing in one for myself!