Month: February 2015

Beauty from the Oscars

This years 87th academy awards saw a mass of beautifully dressed women with more than impeccable makeup. Here are 6 of my favourite looks of the evening.

Margot Robbie wearing Saint Laurent

Margot glowed on the red carpet thanks to flawless skin, perfectly groomed brows, and a vibrant, creamy red lip. Products used to achieve this look were – Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil  and Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick, both in Raven, for the pop of matte orange-red I just adore. Her flawless skin and nearly-naked eyes set the stage for that electric lip to steal the show. Enviable up-groomed brows, and a blunt side-parted bob polished the whole look off perfectly.

Dakota Johnson wearing Saint Laurent

Dakota eschewed any shades of grey in favour of red tones, including her soft shadow, dewy lip, and perfect ponytail. Bold brows, a soft smudgy eye, and creamy porcelain skin flattered her featured. But what really perfected the look was the matte cherry-red lip that was perfectly matched to her dress. Top marks for the IT-girl of the moment.

Sienna Miller wearing Oscar de la Renta

Sienna Miller is no stranger to epic red carpet moments, but the star looked more stunning than ever with slick-backed hair, a bronze smoky eye, and the perfect matte pink lip at the hands of Charlotte Tilbury. This is perhaps my favourite look of the bunch. I just can’t get over the perfectly winged out eyeshaddow and glowing skin. Charlotte Tilbury used her Goddess Skin Clay Mask to shrink pores and tighten the skin before layering on her Magic Cream and Wonderglow , to hydrate and create a soft-focus.

Emma Stone wearing Elie Saab Haute Couture

Everyone was waiting for Emma Stone to make her grand appearance—and she didn’t disappoint, making a coral lip look so good with her beaded Elie Saab gown. The half-up, wavy hair style was reminiscent of 1920’s glamour and polished the look to perfection. To recreate the look try Chanel’s Precision Lip definer in Rouge Candy and Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Tulip.

Keira Knightley wearing Valentino

The glowing mum-to-be looked breathtakingly romantic with soft, loose waves and a barely-there makeup look. Keira’s ethereal look was finished with perfectly (enviable) groomed brows and a rosy lip, courtesy of Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Marie.

Reese Witherspoon wearing Tom Ford

Reese was sporting a radiant, sexy, effortless look using Tom Ford products – Shade & Illuminate Highlighter & Shader Duet in Intensity One was used to define and sculpt the face, as well as Laura Mercier’s Faux Lash Mascara in Black and Brown for “a softer intensity” look. Reese opted for a simple glossy blow-dry and pink-nude lip on the red carpet. Get the look using Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Nude Rose.

What do you think – are these looks some of your favourites too?

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Trend Alert: Copper

Copper seems to be everywhere, especially when it comes to homewares. Every time I log on to Pinterest there’s more metal inspiration for me to swoon over. From copper kitchen piping being used as a feature instead of hidden away, to home decorative items, this bronze coloured metal is definitely one of the major interior looks of 2014 – and is set to get even bigger in 2015.

At first I thought copper should only really be teamed with warmer tones and whites, but then when I saw the greys and stainless steel coffee table below with a copper top, I realised it works with pretty much most things. If you want to get this trend in your home I’ve done a little collage of my favourite items below.

Take a look at some of my copper inspiration pictures too and let me know if this is something you’d try and style into your home.
Dodecagon Mirror M&S

This simple and stylish dodecagon mirror is ideal for placing in a hallway or bedroom.

Copper Wire Recipe StandOliver Bonas
This on trend copper wire recipe stand is the perfect way to follow recipes when cooking. The stand will provide hands free recipe reading with an angled tilt and ledge for keeping your book in place, whilst adding a interesting touch to your kitchen.

Copper and Glass Portrait FrameOliver Bonas
This copper and glass portrait frame is dainty and delicate and would look lovely on a dressing table or hanging on the wall.

Copper Alphabet LetterOliver Bonas

Fun and sophisticated handcrafted alphabet letters and ‘&’ sign with an on trend copper finish. You can select letters for personalised home styling, or create bespoke and thoughtful housewarming, wedding and engagement gifts.

Mirror Base Jewellery BoxOliver Bonas

This beautiful, vintage inspired, glass jewellery box, features a mirror base, separate sections and is outlined with copper strips creating an antique feel. This is my personal favourite of the bunch and think it would look particularly lovely on a dressing table to house all of your fancy bits go jewellery.

Photo Mobile in CopperUrban Outfitters

This unique photo mobile can house 10 snaps using hanging crocodile clips.

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