'Hot Chocolate' Makeup Tutorial | Video

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Hey, lovelies! 
I have a new makeup tutorial on my youtube channel. 
It's all chocolately and autumn-y!
Hope you like!xx


List Of Products Used;

Eyes...

DermaColour Camouflage System, D 14
DermaColour Camouflage System, DM 20
Sleek Blush, Sahara
Tarte Cosmetics Amazon Escape Eye & Cheek Palette, Volume II
BarryM Dazzle Dust, Gold
MakeUp Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Palette, Rose Gold
Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette, Dark
DermaColour Camouflage System, DM 20
MakeUp Academy Eyebrow Pencil, Brunette
Eyelure Lashfix Strip Lash Adhesive 
Girls With Attitude Doubletake Lashes, Wild Double Lash 


Cheeks...

Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette, Dark
Sleek Blush, Sahara


Lips...

Mac Lip Pencil, Nightmoth 
Najavo Lipstick, No.8 Prohibition (Mac Antique Velvet dupe)
Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette, Dark


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Sneak Peek!

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Hello, lovelies!

In case you haven't noticed, I love shiny things! So I just thought I'd give you a sneaky look at 1 of the 7 self-portraits I took. The rest will be up tomorrow! Get ready for the sparkle!!

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Dress, DIY

iPhone Photo Shoot

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There are times when I'm out and about and I'll see a scenario that I really want to capture and it makes me wish I hadn't left my camera at home. 
It's then that I swallow the feeling of regret and move on. It has never before occurred to me to use my phone instead.
However, this time, the setting was too perfect to miss out on! 

It was after church and the choir wore coordinating African prints.
I found the perfect matching backdrop and decided to shoot with my iPad camera.
This is the shot I'm most happy with and I really like it in black and white. 
Just goes to show, you don't have to restrict yourself to your tools to get creative.



Models, Miriam Awah & Jake Jon Music

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Illustration | Red Leather Weather

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It's so crazy to me when I look through my blog and realise the number of images that I had intended to post but simply forgot! What is the matter with me?!

Anyway, I’ve been obsessed with Anthony Vaccarello and his designs for a while now... The construction, silhouettes, use of fabric and texture are what I immediately fell in love with. I'll show you examples of what I mean in another post.

I drew the illustration below, over a year ago or maybe two years ago?! (wow time is really flying!).

My character is wearing an Anthony Vaccarello dress, Louboutin shoes and YSL clutch. (I can't remember who the jewellery is originally by).

When I initially posted this image to my Instagram page, I also had a quick look at Anthony Vaccarello's page. My attention was immediately caught by an editorial image Anthony had posted.
It was a photo of a model in the EXACT same surroundings as my illustration, wearing the same dress. Even her pose was similar! 
I couldn't believe the crazy coincidence because I had never seen this photo before! If she had been dark skinned with an afro, I would've fallen off my chair!
Not gonna lie, I was disappointed by this because I'm petty and I hate looking like I've copied anything- especially when I take the time to do something I feel is unique...
Well, I guess there's nothing new under the sun and my idea wasn't exactly groundbreaking haha! 

Anyway, Anthony Vaccarello himself liked my illustration on Instagram which literally made my day!!! 


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LEATHER LOVE!

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'Tis the season to wear leather! 
Okay, not quite but as soon as this heatwave subsides, I'm resuming my love affair with real and faux leather!! 



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How To Develop Your Personal Style

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"People want to know who you are. Fashion is a clear indication... A way to express your attitude, your mood."                    -Rihanna

I've been planning to write on this topic for about almost a year now. I have a video below in which I discuss in more detail. A scenario occurred earlier last year, which really caused me to think about the importance of personal style and its relevance to personal identity.
The fact is whether you claim to care about fashion or not, everything we put on is a choice… A choice made with our own personal logic and reasoning attached to it. 

I believe that embracing your personal style, can bring you a step closer to embracing who you are as an individual. Even if it's only a small part of who you really are. 

Personal style should never be a struggle it should be innate. However, sometimes we need a nudge to break from old habits and escape the boxes we love to lock ourselves in.  I had to remind myself that i can wear what I want without feeling like I'm over doing it... I don't have to shrink. I can be bold in my creativity and expression. 

If you follow trends you will always be one step behind, by the very nature of following. To determine what you like and what you feel comfortable wearing, will help determine your own path. Then instead of following trends, you will gain the skill to incorporate them to suit your needs and personal style. 

Since I began this journey into really embracing who I am, I can already see my creativity move forward leaps and bounds. 
In this video on my channel, I explain the steps I took to identify and explore my personal style and how others can do it too. 



 The mood board below, as well as the mood board in the post Current Mood, were the first of the 3 steps I took to develop my personal style. 
Take a look at the video to see the other steps.




Top & Skirt, David Koma



Skirt, Anthony Vaccarello



Dress, Gareth Pugh



Dress, BisaNation 



Dress, BisaNation 


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A Late Sizzling Summer...

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I know Summer is nearly over, but the weather has been all over the place in the Uk.
We are currently enjoying a heatwave at last and I'm still in summer mode.
I've recorded quite a few makeup tutorials but I've only just realised that I have uploaded a mere two tutorials since my return to vlogging! 
This is one of my favourite looks! A subtle smokey eye with pink glossy lips.
Please click HERE to watch the tutorial.






List Of Products Used;

Skin...
Nivea Post Balm Shave, Sensitive (as primer)
Mac Studio Fix Fluid, NW46
Ben Nye Colour Wheel, Mojava
Stila Prime Pot, Caramel
La Girl Pro Conceal, Fawn
Sacha Cosmetics Setting Powder, Buttercup
Ben Nye Translucent Powder, Sienna
Island Beauty Pressed Powder, Super Tan

Eyes...
DermaColour Camouflage System, D 14
DermaColour Camouflage System, DM 20
Makeup Academy Eyeshadow Palette, Heaven & Earth 
Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights Contour Pro
BarryM Dazzle Dust, No.53 Chocolate
MakeUp Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Palette, Rose Gold
Glitter, Unknown
Seventeen Eyeliner Tatoo Me 48 Hr Wear
Mac False Lash, Extreme Black

Cheeks...
Sleek Blush By 3 Palette, Lace
MakeUp Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Palette, Rose Gold

Lips...
BarryM Lip Liner, No.11
Makeup Revolution Lip, 
BarryM Lipgloss, Bubble Gum Pink



New Nouveaux

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My mother is great at finding beautiful vintage pieces and this crushed velvet and chiffon blouse is no exception.
The combination of colours, textures, print and style makes for an unusual and  welcome addition to my wardrobe.
I added a modern twist to the floral, art nouveau inspired print, by wearing this blouse back to front- creating a cool silhouette. 

I decided to play with textures throughout with this outfit, layering the top over a tassel mini skirt and repeating the sheer theme with chiffon style leggings. The metallic accessories and leather shoes add a much-needed element of hardness.











Blouse, Vintage
Bracelet, Charity Shop
Belt, eBay
Skirt, Topshop
Sheer Leggings, H&M
Shoes, Topshop


Photography by Trevor James & Rachiannah Yeboah
Digital artwork by Bisa