My Favourite MAC Lipsticks.

Friday, 29 June 2012


The other night while going through my makeup drawers sorting through the makeup I wore often and others I didn't, I spent a little more time playing in my lipstick drawer and had fun just swatching away! I thought it would be nice to share my favourites with you!

~ Shy girl ~
~ Hug me ~
~ Modesty ~
~ Chatterbox ~
~ Vegas Volt ~
~ So Chaud ~
~ Ruby Woo ~
~ Rebel ~

I've also included live swatches in the video so you can have a better idea of what they look like! :D



What are your favourites? And do you know of any dupes I should check out? :)

Yellow Bloom.

Thursday, 28 June 2012


I've gone and built a little collection of blooming floral bottoms: shorts, trousers, jeans...the lot! I think they're such a fun way to switch your summer wardrobe up! Today I went with these shorts from H&M and paired them with this lovely yellow number from Zara. The sun was up momentarily, but I was so happy that the weather was great for the rest of the day. I frolicked around town with my sister, as we window shopped in anticipation of this weeks sales starting! Exciting!

Shorts : H&M 
Top : Zara
Shoes : Zara
Bag : Aldo (Similar one Here)
Watch : Aldo
Bracelets : H&M

Life through Instagram

Monday, 18 June 2012


Instagram Mania! 

Just a few snaps here and there of the little goings on in my life, my love for beauty & style and ofcourse food! Hehe!
I was also featured on Huffington Post as a Favourite Fashion & Beauty Insider on Instagram! I was so excited when I found out from a lovely reader!  
If you haven't already, follow me @ShirleyBEniang! :)

Pure Whites & Neutrals

Sunday, 17 June 2012


"Shirley loves her whites and neutrals!"

I can't exactly pin-point where my obsession with this colour palette stemmed from, but for as long as I can remember I've always loved it. The sheer clean and fresh nature of it is what keeps me coming back to it. I love how chic a garment in the white or neutral colour family looks on.
These are my favourite pieces, and they will be making regular appearances on the blog!

Neon Fever!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012


Oh yes. I've caught it. And before I knew it, I had accumulated quite a few neon pieces, this pair of heels being one of them. It's vibrant, it's extrovert but I believe one of the ways to rock Neon without looking over the top, is to have it as an accent. I wished for dry weather as I donned these, and I was given it... for a couple of hours! Ha! 

Neon Heels : H&M
Leggings : Zara
Top : Primark
Jacket : H&M
Clutch : New Look (Mum's!)
Earrings : Primark
Watch : Aldo
Bracelets : H&M

Simple Neutral Look for Summer.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


This summer, it's all about a natural, dewy and spa-fresh look when it comes to the skin. In the tutorial I show how to achieve this and a simple neutral eye makeup look with peachy cheeks and lips!
I hope you enjoy! :)


Products Used...

~ Face ~

Foundation : Face & Body, C6 (MAC) mixed with Double Wear Light, 5.0 (Estee Lauder)
Under Eyes Concealer : Creamy Concealer, Golden (Bobbi Brown)
Face Concealer : Select Cover Up, NC44/45 (MAC)
Contour : Bronzer, Refined Golden (MAC)
Highlight : Lustre Drops, Sun Rush (MAC)
Powder : Studio Fix Powder, NC44.5 (MAC)
Brows : Brown Down Eyeshadow (MAC)

~ Eyes ~

Primer : UDDP
Base : Rose Gold, Metallic Eye Cream (Laura Mercier)
Crease & Outer Corner : Texture, Brown Down (MAC)
Brow bone : Orb (MAC)
Liner : Fluidline, Blacktrack (MAC)
Mascara : Thick & Fast (Soap & Glory)
Lashes : Naturalites, 100 (Eyelure)

~ Lips ~

Liner : Hover (MAC)
Lipstick : Birthday Suit (Rimmel London)
Lipgloss : Natural (NYX)

Mustard Blazer.

Saturday, 2 June 2012


This lovely blazer has been sitting in my wardrobe for a while, and it was only after the sun came out last week that it became my best friend. I've worn it a lot in the past week! In love with the cut and colour and I love how versatile it is! Today I paired it with a semi casual look for dinner and movie with friends!

Blazer : Zara
Top : Reiss (ELLE)
Jeans : Topshop
Shoes : Zara
Bag : Charity Shop
Watch : Aldo
Bangle & Bracelets : H&M
Nail Polish : Instyle Coral (Rimmel)

A Few New Things!

Friday, 1 June 2012


Hello! It's so nice to finally be blogging again! It feels like ages since my last post, and although I'm not officially done with my exams (Last one is next Friday!) I just couldn't stay away! Here are a few new purchases of mine!

Eau de Toilette | Miss Dior, 50ml (£51.00)
I was on the hunt for a new scent for summer and was suggested by a few of you on Twitter to try Miss Dior, and my oh my, it is such a lovely scent. Very sweet with some floral tones, a lovely pick for this summer!

Peplum Top | Zara (£19.99)
I popped into Zara with the intention to just look around and came across this Peplum number, and being a fan of white tops, I just couldn't let it go. 

Clutch | Charity Shop (£5.00)
It's amazing when you find such a nice piece unexpectedly, just like this little clutch I found in my local charity shop! The neutral colour is perfect and I can see this going really well with lots of items in my summer wardrobe!

Lipglosses | Revlon Colour Burst in Shades "Strawberry Fraise" & "Sizzle Canicule" (£7.99 ea.)
Juicy Lips are in! I can't wait to show you what these look like on the lips! I have a few Tutorials up my sleeve, so keep your eyes peeled!

How have you all been? Hope you're well!

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