With summer fast approaching, its best to stock up on all things hot to set the trend! Here are a few must haves trends wich will kick off this summer!
With festival fever only a flower away, sunglasses are essential. Getting the right sunglasses can be tricky. Large lens glasses may make your face smaller and your face more bug faced. Small glasses can make your nose look longer and your eyes to unproportioned. Luckily, the current trend (Above) will suit almost any face shape.
With thick frames and a blocked bridge, they give off the perfect festival feel. Primark will be releasing a cheap range of floral glasses, and Accessorize have been selling quality floral sunnys for £16.
I’m stupid enough to just purchase some wintery shades, so make sure your stocking up on next seasons colour – Candy Colours!
With shades like Mint Blue and Carousel Purple, they just feel like they sweeten up summer days. Revlon do purple shade for £6.49, or opt for something cheaper like Barry M’s Mint Ice Cream nail paint for just £2.99.
Yes, that right its time to get the bronzer out! With bronzers suddenly becoming girls best friend, its only fair that I post it in somewhere! When using bronzer make sure to lightly brush over the apples of yours cheeks and the bridge of your nose, giving yourself a healthy glow. Dont over do it though, looking like the cross between a wotsit and Edward Cullen is so unattractive and is 100% a pet hate.
My personal Favourite bronzer is by E.L.F, and costs only £2. Other popular bronzers include 17 Instant glow Bronzing Rocks, £4.99.
Want the latest bracelet craze? Shamballa’s seem to be sweeping the nation, enticing buyers with their sparkly beads and eye-catching colours. They’re also very popular amongst celebrities, with the likes of Ameila Lily, Matt Smith and Justin Bieber all sporting the look, its only natural to want one or two. Or five.
The original platinum Shamballa braclet is VERY expensive, (I’ve seen some for £700) but luckly allloy ones have been produced, and they’re only a fiver! There are loads of tantalising colours (above) but the most popular one in london is the light blue beaded one. You can also choose them by style. There’s the coloured sparkly ones, but also heavier black metal balls to add as well. Personally I prefer the glitter of the sparkly beads, but they are a little more expensive. (Roughly £2.59 for the one sparkly bead, £4 for the full bracelet.)
I got mine from a Ebay seller here. They shipped it quickly, I literaly got mine the next day :).
Comfortable, light and fashionable clothes? Yes please! We love New Look’s printed tops, they’re cheap and trendy. My favourite at the moment is this Stripey American top, at only £6.00.
American Striped Tee
Celebrities such as Aubrey O’day, Fergie, Selina Gomez and Cheryl Cole are sporting the fabulous fishtail plait. There are different variations of the plait, but my favourite is defintely Aubrey O’Day (Left). They can be a bit tricky to get neat, and can take a while to do, but it has to be the coolest new hair do about! To get the look, Look Magazine have a How-To video.
Foundation tips to keep you skin looking fresh all year long! These tips are extracted from Mizz Magazine, to read the full article buy Mizz magazine for £3.99. (Its the mizz featuring Jenifer Laurence, the date is March 15th – April 4th.) 🙂
If your foundation is on the heavy side, dampen your foundation sponge to give a more sheer layer of coverage
If you use a brush to apply foundation, a smidge of moituriser will thin out thick foundation. Mix on your hand, not into the bottle.
Clean your tools at lease once a week to keep them free of germs. Wash in warm warmer with a drop of mild shampoo, rinse thoroughly and then leave them to dry.
Take your time while choosing foundation, to make sure you get the correct shade for you. Blend testers on your jawline then check out the result, in natural light if possible. If it maches your skin tone, you have a winner!
Some of the most common mistakes when it comes down to make up is eye shadow. It can be pretty difficult knowing what eye shadow works suits you best and with so many colours being released into the shops, the whole thing can be a bit confusing.
All these eye shadows can be brought from Barry M.
Got blue eyes?
If you have blue eyes, use taupe, gray, voilet, purple, deep blue, dark green or plum eye shadow.
Got Green eyes?
If you have green eyes, sandy, copper, brown and golden brown shades work amazingly. If you have dark green eyes choose deep purple shades.
Got Hazel Eyes?
When it comes to hazel, eyes its best to stick to shades as close to your eye colour as possible, this can be tricky because there are not many ‘hazel’ coloured eye shadow.
Got brown eyes?
If you’ve got brown eyes; tan, chocolate, amber and taupe shades work fantastically.
*Footnote!* I love Barry M’s eye shimmer collection, my favourite shade is burgandy-noir. What’s everyone’s favourite eye shadow/product? Leave a comment. x
If you have thin lips, use a lighter coloured lipstick. A dark shade lipstick makes your lips look smaller.