Friday, 26 June 2015

The 'BAG' Topshop Faux Snake Zip Clutch

 This week was Richard and my wedding anniversary. We decided that it was time for a couple days in London Shopping, sight seeing and catching a show. When packing for our trip, I had realized that all of my bags where slightly over sized and I needed something that could pack essentials, but could also be light weight and stylish.
Stepping out of Selfridges
 I came across this little beauty from Topshop Faux Snake Zip Clutch. It is such a classic shape, not to big not to small. I love the black faux snake material teamed with the gold zips, gives it that luxe feel. The bag also has a nice strap aswell which gives you a few options on how to wear it. Inside it has the obligatory moblie phone pocket, zip pocket and a cute little pocket, which I popped my driver licence in. In the bag I could fit just what I needed for our day trips and also transformed into the 'clutch' for the night.
Outside Selfridge
 I love this bag and it is a firm favourite in my bag collection. So, thats my love for the 'Bag', have you seen this bag? Whats your go-to travel about town bag? I would love to know.
Looking very excited, about to see Phantom of the opera at Her Majesty theatre in London

Love Nay x

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Friday, 19 June 2015

Whats in my Hand Bag

 I purchased at the beginning of Spring, a Tassel bucket bag. I have found that I had not much use for my baby bag and I was also sick of it. There is only so much one can style out with a over sized nylon kid kit. So, it was time to treat myself to a more adult version. I picked this bag up from H and M, but of course they don't do it now, so I have linked similar one from Zara. Its called a bucket bag for a reason cause you can fit everything in it! I have picked out my essentials that I like to have in my bag.
Sunglasses- You cannot be without a pair of sunglasses in Spring/Summer. I picked this beauty up from T K Maxx last summer. D&G Orange/red framed with blue mirror lenses. They are super comfy. Great mirror to use also for any touch ups on the go.
Playing cards- A funny one granted, but having three children they come in handy if we are at a appointment or we are out to dinner and waiting for a meal to arrive. I have been teaching my nine year old and seven year old 'Go Fish', which is proving to be a big hit. Great distraction technique even for my toddler too, makes a great teething toy!.
Carmex lip balm should be in every ones bag. It is my favourite lip balm. It soothes and moisturises straight away and makes a great base to then apply your lipstick. Which is all a girl can ask for.
Real techniques Travel Kit stays in my bag for any make up emergency that may arise. It has a miniature foundation brush (orange one) which I use to apply concealer, its so precise for any unexpected friends they may appear on your face through out the day and blends out so nicely. There is also a mini shading brush (purple one). I use this for blending my lip pencil and lipstick. The final mini a powder brush (pink one) I do use for its purpose, powder and bronzing.
The Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick 110 is my 'pick me up' lipstick. It is a vibrant coral colour and when I apply it it instantly makes me feel better. To control any shine that may appear, I pop on a little MAC Mineralize skin finish and that sees through and calms down any oil slick.

For my hands I have to always carry in my bag Nivea Smooth Nourishing hand cream  as I suffer with really dry skin and this may be small, but it hits the spot.
Finally but probably the most essential, My Mobile phone, a Samsung S3. Nothing special but does the job for what I need it for.

So that is whats in my bag at the moment. What essentials do you have in your bag? Leave me a comment, I would love to know.

Love Nay

Disclaimer- I have not been paid by any of the products mentioned above, I just like to share.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

What false eyelash style to wear for your eye shape feat- Eldora Handmade False Eyelashes

Its that time of year where more people tend to get married due to the better weather, young people are going to their first Prom, and all the other special occasions in between. We all want to look our best and nothing ramps up a look then adding a pair of false eyelashes to your make up. It wasn't until I trained as a Make up Artist, did I realize that there are different eyelash shapes that suit different shaped eyes. I just used to pick up the most fullest length lashes that I could get my hands on. I love the way they change the look of your eye and instantly make you feel glamorous. So, if you have something special coming up or you just want to know which shape would flatter and enhance your eye shape, I have done a easy guide which covers all eyes shapes where you can pick the right false lashes for you. I chose Eldora False Eyelashes as I have been wearing these for about 18 months and feel that I have given them a good trial. These lashes are made with real hair (sterilised) which makes them super soft. Some come with a light weight band, others with a invisible band. They are incredibly light to wear and don't give that 'heavy eye' feel even if they are a full on lash. If you haven't already, give them a go.

Round Eyes
These eyes are Circular in their appearance. Best lashes to choose are ones that fan upwards and are thin in nature, suppose to, if you wore a thicker, more voluminous lashes can make the eyes appear smaller, so less is more in this instance.
Recommend- H165 are pretty fluffy lashes, which fan upwards, but are not to thick. These are also on a invisible band. If you have never tried lashes with a invisible band, I would highly recommend you do, as once you have, you will never go back to banded lashes.

Close Set Eyes
This eye shape is narrower than one eye width apart and are considered close set. Lashes with thick volume on the outer edges will give the illusion that eyes are farther apart and even out proportions.
Recommend- H125 are thick, full and winged out at the ends. These lashes have a invisible band which is spot on for any natural look you want to achieve and will also make it super light weight to boot.

Hooded Eyes
Is when a fold of skin that covers the socket line. Lashes medium to longer length in the center of the lashes, will open up the eyes more.
Recommend- H153  are medium in length and are longer in the middle and add a real fullness to the center of the eye. Perfect!

Wideside eyes
These shape eyes farther apart than one eye width. Even proportions bring eyes closer. Dramatic lashes with volume and longer lengths in the middle add illusion.
Recommend- H119  tick all the boxes above, pretty, full volume lashes which are longer in the middle, which will help balance the eyes out.

Monolid eyes
Is where the lid is one continuous area with no visible fold in the socket line. Really versityle eyeshape any eyelash with alot of curl on the ends.
Recommend- H160 are both, they add such a pretty finish to the eye. They are also have a very thin band which is perfect for when you don't want to do a full liner.

Deepset eyes
This shape eye is deeply set into the socket with a small mobile lid. Lashes with longer lengths in the middle will help bring eyes forward.
Recommend- H151 these lashes are staggered which gives it a natural look to them while giving a fluttery feel. These are my personal favourite. These dreamy lashes just give me that wide awake,doe eyed look and are so light to wear, that I can easily wear these from day to night.

Almond shape eyes
On average most have this, equal proportions, visible lid when eyes are open. Most style of eyelashes suit. Why not add flair, try lashes that are longer on the ends.
Recommend- H104 or H122 are a real treat. These attention grabbing lashes could get you into trouble. Beware when you flutter these babies you will get noticed.

So, there you have it. Beautiful hand made false eyelashes for every eye shape. Have you tried Eldora Lashes yet? Which are your favourite? I would love to hear from you,

Love Nay x

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