Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Summer Playlist

Hey there,  

                Now anyone who knows me will know there are only a few aspects of my life that are organised and they are my wardrobe, my makeup and my iTunes library, everything else  is pretty much up in the air at all times, like literally I'm a failure at life. 
But luckily enough we don't need to know about my shambles of a life and today I'm talking about my summer playlist. I literally make playlists for everything and I'm the go to person when any of my friends are having a party to sort of the Spotify selection for the night. I've been doing it for years and I've got the general ones you know like my 'I just want to lie in bed and cry' songs, my 'I'm practically Whitney Houston' shower songs, my 'I'm completely zen' bath playlist and all that. But I also make playlists for big events, like when I started my final year at school or when my best friend got her first car or my 18th birthday. You catch my drift. I like to do a mixture of old and new and you can guarantee Beyonce will appear on all my playlists at least once. 

Here's what's on my summer playlist for 2015

  1. Feelin' Myself - Nicki Minaj Ft. Beyonce 
  2. Prayer In C - Lily Wood and The Prick Ft Robin Schulz
  3. Bitch Better Have My Money - Rihanna
  4. Ship to Wreck - Florence + The Machine
  5. The Wolf - Mumford & Sons
  6. Don't You Find - Jamie T
  7. Think Of You - MS MR
  8. Bang That - Disclosure
  9. Say Something - Karen Harding
  10. Ring Off - Beyonce
  11. Sugar - Maroon 5 
  12. Get Busy - Sean Paul
  13. The Blacker The Berry - Kendrick Lamar
  14. Get Right - Jennifer Lopez
  15. Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
  16. Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo
  17. Bills - Lunchmoney Lewis
  18. All Cried Out - Blonde Ft. Alex Newell
  19. Lonesome Street - Blur
  20. Wish You Were Mine - Philip George 
It's a weird mix I know but I like a bit of everything and this has literally got something for all moods this summer. 
What's on your playlist this summer? Let me know! 


How I Do- The 'Overdrawn' Nude Lip

Hey lovelies! 

                    Starting a new series today all about how I do all my favourite make-up looks! I'm starting with possibly the biggest trend of right now, the nude lip. The nude lip is something that has obviously been around forever but thanks to Kylie Jenner and those larger than life lips she's sporting, it's now everywhere! I love it and I'm all about the big lips. 

BUT I've seen SO many people get it wrong, it's actually painful. The key to a slightly overdrawn nude lip is for it to not actually look like you've drawn your lips on. Seems obvious right? You'd think so but a couple of scrolls on Instagram would suggest not everyones got it. 
Here's how I do it: 

Start with a dark lip liner to create the shadows, focus on the inner corners of the lips and underneath the bottom lip, where the natural shadow would lie. None of this has to be neat as everything gets blended at the end. 

MAC 'Chestnut' lip pencil 
Then go in with a nude pencil, slightly darker thank your own lip colour. Here's the important part - NEVER overdraw the corners of the mouth, this is what will give you away. Start from the inner corner following the natural line and slightly go above your natural lip line. Don't emphasise the cupids bow, go straight across (*obviously* don't draw a line across your mouth). 
MAC Pro Longwear 'Nice n Spicy' 

Now this is what will make or break the lip, (woah tense) you have to use a matte lip colour as anything with a shine will draw attention to the lip liner. My favourites are MAC 'Yash' and Illamasqua 'Bare' but you can just use whatever you have that works for you. 
MAC Lipstick in 'Yash' 

Then if you want to add a dab of concealer in the centre of the lip and blend out, as well as highlighting above the cupids bow. Get a lip brush blend up any lines so everything looks one gradual colour. Don't add gloss. If you feel you need it, add a clear or a lighter gloss in the centre. 

It's easy really. It's my go to lip at the moment and I love it, anything that makes you poutier can't be a bad thing, right? Let your inner Kylie Jenner soar my children. 

What's your favourite nude lipstick? I'm always on the hunt for more!