25 February 2014

What's in my makeup bag?



what's in my makeup bag

Makeup bag: Primark
Lip gloss: L'Oreal Glam Shine 6h Volumizer - 110 Addictive Peach 
Lip gloss: Jemma Kidd Make Up School 
Lipstick: L'Oreal Color Riche - 233 Boreal/ Taffeta
Eyeshadow: Bourjois Ombre Stretch - 09 Brun Nylon
Blush: Clarins Sparkle Puff Blush
Lip balm: L'Oreal Kiss Proof Comfort Lip Balm
Mascara: Revlon Photoready 3D Volume - 001 Blackest Black
Hand cream: Caudalie
Lip balm: Caudalie
Foundation: L'Oreal le teint Accord Parfait - R1 Ivoire Rose
Concealer: Rimmel Hide the Blemish - 001 Ivory
Eyeshadow primer: ARTDECO 
Eyebrow powder: BellaPierre - Ginger-Blonde
Eyeshadow: MAC - Nylon
Eyeshadow: Natural Collection (Boots) - Sea Shell
Blush brush: E.L.F. Studio
Foundation brush: QVS
Eyeshadow brush: Avon
Angle brush: BellaPierre
Concealer brush: QVS
Eyeshadow brush for contouring: Calvin Klein 
Small eyeshadow brush: Calvin Klein
Eye brightener: Benefit
Eyeliner pencil: L'Oreal Color Riche Le Khol - 101 Midnight Black


21 February 2014

From pants to skirt


I had in my wardrobe a pair of wide leg pants from Dorothy Perkins that I didn't like, they are very good quality but that kind of shape is very unflattering. 
I wanted to use the material for a sewing project, but I didn't want to waste it on little projects.
I kinda forgot about them since I didn't have a sewing machine to do something more elaborate.
This Christmas I received a sewing machine, and after a few sewing tests I decide to make a pleated skirt.
I always wanted one, and the idea of having a skirt made by me definitely pushed me into doing it. 

After a few hours of tutorial research on Youtube and then after 3 days of measuring, cutting, ironing and sewing, I finished it! 
It took me a while, but I think my first serious attempt to the sewing machine ended pretty well.



BEFORE:

Dorothy Perkins wide leg pants
Dorothy Perkins wide leg pants



AFTER:

pleated skirt diy


pleated skirt diy, outfit of the day


pleated skirt diy, outfit of the day


pleated skirt diy, outfit of the day


pleated skirt diy, outfit of the day


pleated skirt diy, outfit of the day


pleated skirt diy, outfit of the day

Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Collar necklace: self made
Jumper: b + ab (www.bplusab.com)
Tights: Primark
Ankle boots: Deichmann



And of course... the spinning test :)

pleated skirt diy, outfit of the day

Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Collar necklace: self made
T-shirt blouse: H&M
Tights: Primark
Ankle boots: Deichmann



17 February 2014

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial (pattern included)


You will need:

- fabric in your favorite color - 23 x 28 cm
- ribbon - 2 pieces of 35 cm length
- all purpose adhesive
- beads - 74 pieces
- needle and thread - in a similar color as the fabric
- scissors
- cardboard - 10 x 23 cm
- collar necklace pattern - print this one

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial



Put the pattern on the piece of cardboard and make an outline with a marker pen, like this:

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial



Then cut the cardboard following the line:

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial



Place the pattern on the fabric and trace 2 shapes (with chalk):

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial



Cut the first piece following the line and the second piece, outside the line leaving 1 cm distance.
You should end up with 3 pieces like this:

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial


Place the cardboard on the big piece of fabric and glue the edges around. Work in small sections.
After you finish that step, glue the ribbons on each side. Place the smaller piece of fabric over and glue the edges on the inside.

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial


Turn the collar necklace with the face up. Take half of beads and place them on one half of collar, just to make sure you will have evenly distributed beads.

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial


Take a very soft pencil like an eye kohl, and make a dot under each bead. This way it will be easier to sew them at a constant distance.
Repeat this step for the other half of collar.
After those steps, you can sew the beads. Try to sew them in a way that you cannot see the thread.

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial



...and voilĂ :

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial


Other collar necklaces that I've made:

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial



You can wear them to add a little color and texture to a plain outfit.

DIY Collar Necklace tutorial



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12 February 2014

Be my Valentine



My favorite fashion items for Valentine's Day:



French Connection, Tory Burch, Tom Binns, Kate Spade, Christopher Kane, Yves Saint Laurent, Jeffrey Campbell, Sole Society, Dorothy Perkins


Top: French Connection
Earrings: Tory Burch
Necklace: Tom Binns
Bracelet: Kate Spade
Skirt: Christopher Kane
Clutch: Yves Saint Laurent
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Sole Society, Dorothy Perkins


10 February 2014

Red & Gold



A little makeup collection for a perfect Valentine's Day look:

NARS Black Moon, Estee Lauder Amber Alloy, Givenchy Tempting Rouge, OPI True Red, NARS Jungle Red, OPI Glitzerland, Marc Jacobs Blacklight, Paco Rabanne Lady Million


Eyeliner: NARS - Black Moon
Eyeshadows: Estee Lauder - Amber Alloy
Lipgloss: Givenchy - Tempting Rouge
Lipstick: NARS - Jungle Red
Eyeshadow: Marc Jacobs - Blacklight
Perfume: Paco Rabanne - Lady Million


05 February 2014

Winter like in California



I had a wish: to have a winter like in California...

Sunglasses Ray Ban, Scarf Primark, Tank top H&M, T-shirt Miel Crishunant, Leggings Bershka, Leg warmers H&M, Boots Bama, outfit of the day

Sunglasses Ray Ban, Scarf Primark, Tank top H&M, T-shirt Miel Crishunant, Leggings Bershka, Leg warmers H&M, Boots Bama, outfit of the day

Sunglasses Ray Ban, Scarf Primark, Tank top H&M, T-shirt Miel Crishunant, Leggings Bershka, Leg warmers H&M, Boots Bama, outfit of the day

Sunglasses Ray Ban, Scarf Primark, Tank top H&M, T-shirt Miel Crishunant, Leggings Bershka, Leg warmers H&M, Boots Bama, outfit of the day

Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Scarf: Primark
Tank top: H&M
T-shirt: Miel Crishunant
Leggings: Bershka
Leg warmers: H&M
Boots: Bama