Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2013 Emmy's Fashion Review

Hey guys! So as usual, I do not have a TV to watch award shows but I DO have Twitter that gives me every little detail the second it happens so it feels like I'm watching it in real time - except there are so many tweets to go through, I'm actually about an hour or so behind so not really. I still got to experience all the ups and down of watching Claire Danes and Modern Family win their respective categories AGAIN (not that it's undeserved or anything, I just like to share the love), Merritt Weaver's hilarious blink and miss it acceptance speech, and overwhelming satisfying feeling of seeing Breaking Bad take home Best Drama (this show is nearly flawless television and in my opinion should win everything).

However, this post is about fashion and that's what we're going to talk about. I usually do a Top 10 Best, sometimes Worst, Dressed List, but this year I found myself commenting on the looks as the pictures showed up on my Twitter feed so I thought I would go ahead and just post my thoughts on a handful of these looks - Parts 2 and 3 will follow. Maybe later I'll round it up for a Top 5 Best and Worst Dressed.

Anna Faris - Monique Lhuillier
Oh Monique (she's my dream wedding dress designer), you make the prettiest gowns. Anna reminds me a little of Emma Stone here (not a bad thing), and I do like the bold yellow color on her but I am not feeling the blunt bangs.

Zooey Deschanel - J. Mendel
Zooey's hair looks so perfect and bouncy (and does anyone else see Alexis Bledel or am I just imagining celebs as other celebs today?), but she can do better than this dress. It's boring, the wrong color, and that thing on the side is so random and tacky. Plus the slit on the side which is supposed to give the conservative-looking dress some sexiness, just looks awkward and unflattering from the side.

Sofia Vergara - Vera Wang
The curve-hugging, plunging neckline, mermaid-flaired silhouette is pretty much Sofia's staple and something we've all seen from her before but she works it SO well so why stop? I do like the added all-over lace detailing and the multi-colored earrings. I usually prefer wavy hair in front of the ears not behind, but I can understand when you're rocking that kind of bling you want to show it off.

Anna Gunn - Romona Keveza
YES YES YES!!! This is what I’m talking about!! STUH-NING!!! Who even knew Skyler White  could look this good?! Love love love!! Hair, makeup, gown, accessories – all a big fat WIN in my book!! 

Rose Byrne - Calvin Klein
Woah, someone's gone blonde! I loved her dark locks, but I’m kinda digging this whole look. It’s so…fresh and soft and girly (although can we please a smile? you're so much prettier when you smile, Rose). Although this dress totally looks like something out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s closet – except she would've gone with stick straight hair instead - I really like it. It's polished and sleek with just the right amount of sexiness with the cropped top.

Melissa Rauch - Rubin Singer
Melissa, you are looking so Taylor here with your cute bangs and pretty smile (I swear I'm not doing this on purpose)…except much more miniature and…and I kinda like it. The teal earrings paired with the royal purple are actually really awesome. And while I don't quite like the mesh on the torso, the color is gorgeous against her lovely pale skin and she just looks so put together and pretty.

Jessica Pare
 What is this?? Okay, okay, I will admit, I love the color, but EVERYTHING else about this gown... Actually, everything else below the shoulders - those shoes?? WHAT THE--??? No. Top too low, sides too wide, too much crinkled wrinkly-looking material, I don't know what's going on with the torso, and again why those black shoes??

Carrie Underwood - Romona Keveza
Carrie!! You are usually at the top of my Best Dressed list!!! Yes, you do look pretty...but you can do SO much better!! It looks like a prom gown or the dress on your Holiday Barbie! Your hair and makeup are flawless and you look good in this color along with every other color of the rainbow but that still does not excuse this decision...but I guess I'll just let you make it up to me next time.

Elisabeth Moss - Andrew Gn
Beautiful! So simple, chic, and classy, and I love the bright red lips and super blonde hair - probably the best she’s ever looked. I guess I’m feeling the black and white trend tonight.

Heidi Klum - Versace
NO. WHY??? #IHateIt It looks like a blood-covered praying mantis/velociraptor is staring at me on your chest/torso and it’s creeping me out. Also, that cannot be comfortable.

What did you think of the Emmys Fashion? Part 2 coming soon!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Maybelline Baby lips

 Maybelline Baby lips in 'Hydrate', 'Pink Punch' and 'Cherry Me'.

I picked three Maybelline baby lips from boots recently on a 3 for 2 offer and since then I haven't worn very much else on my lips!

I really like these, they are cheap at £2.99 a balm, have a lovely and slightly buildable colour and I feel like they are actually hydrating my lips when I'm wearing them.

I tend to go for a stronger eye (forever wearing winged liner) and so this is perfect if like me, you just want a subtle hint of colour and moisture. Maybelline baby lips claim to hydrate your lips for 8 hours, they contain Shea butter and honey and the non tinted balms contain SPF20. These also contain Petrolatum which isn't great for your lips and I would say that the hydration for me personally only lasts around 2 hours.

Currently, I love applying Maybelline Baby lips hydrate as part of my morning skincare routine as its so quick and easy to apply, makes my lips feel moisturised and protected by the SPF. 

I think these are really nice little lip balms and great to pop in your bag as a tinted balm, they're cute and great for quick application on the go. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

TAG: My First Time!

I was tagged once again by my friend Carrie to do this video and, boy, did it take me back! This tag was all about the various "Firsts" in your life. Some of them I remember more clearly than others haha. Be sure to check out my video to see my responses!

1. FIRST Youtube video you ever watched?
2. FIRST person you subscribed to on YouTube?
3. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? 
4. FIRST kiss?
5. FIRST alcoholic drink? 
6. FIRST car?
7. FIRST job? 
8. FIRST pet?
9. FIRST celebrity crush?
10. FIRST real boyfriend?
11. Who was the FIRST person to text you today?
12. Who was your FIRST grade teacher? 
13. Where was your FIRST sleepover? 
14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? 
15. FIRST concert you ever went to? 
16. FIRST broken bone? 
17. FIRST movie you remember seeing?
18. FIRST sport you were involved in?
19. FIRST tweet?
20. FIRST Facebook profile pic?
21. FIRST piercing? 

Have you done the My First Time Tag?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Autumn Copper and Red Make up


I'm so excited, Autumn is finally here! Theres nothing I love more than a crisp autumn day, crunchy autumn leaves and cosying up with a good book and hot chocolate! I've been burning my vanilla chai and salted caramel yankee candles and wearing fluffy socks and I love it!

Products used:

Face -
MAC Pro longwear Foundation NC30
Collection lasting perfection concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Bourjois Bronzer
Mac Ladyblush
MAC Soft & Gentle highlighter

Eyes -
MAC Naked Lunch, Mac Quarry
L'oreal Superliner in Black Vinyl
Clinique Superfine liner for brows in dark brown
Mac Melon pigment and 17 Enraged Trio copper colour for lower lash line

Lips -

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Crush