Saturday, 31 January 2015

Black Altar Apparel

How awesome is this brand I stumbled across them on twitter so I thought I'd check them out. Firstly the slogan tops are great this ones defiantly my favorite as I completely agree with it. They also do a great looking beanie with there awesome logo on which is so simple but you defiantly get there vibe from it. Very reasonably priced I will defiantly be purchasing these two.
Emer X

Killstar Dress

In love with this Killstar dress sooo beautiful so I thought I'd just show you guys how I would style it add some nice thick black tights to this outfit and you got a great day or night look.
Emer X

Kat Von D Chrysalis Pallete

I've always been a massive fan of Kat Von D as a person and an artist shes amazing through and through. I've admired her make up line for years and finally I got my hands on some, this palette is called the chrysalis  pallet which is inspired by the ever changing colours of a chrysalis butterfly and can I just say wow the packaging alone is worth paying for.
First of all you get three highlighter shades lifelike, lunar lights and lucid . They are all so beautiful I've been using a combination of life like and lucid blended together as lifelike is a really nice cream shade and lucid is a pretty baby pink with flecks of glitter. You can use these highlight shades literally anywhere and believe me i have they've been my cheek highlight my under brow and inner corner of my eye and they are so high pigmented they last all day. The rest of the colours are completely my vibe at the moment as my hair is currently blue and purple too I am in love with the two darker shades Hybrid moments and Tornay. Hybrid moments is just the most perfect plum perfect for this season and Tornay is a gorgeous navy blue that is so complementary next to a black winged eyeliner.
Black milk is such an interesting colour its great for blending as its a matt light grey colour fantastic for making a smokey eye. As weird as it sounds glasswing is a 22 very handy colour to have around and its great to put in your crease when your after a more subtle look. The possibilities are endless with the hot to cold colours your really could make 100's of different looks.
Kat Von D's make up collection is only available at Sephora which does now ship to the UK.
Emer X

Friday, 30 January 2015

Ripped Jeans and Shirts Day to Night

Here's a few grungy day to night ideas for two of my favorite things ripped jeans and shirts...

The whole of this outfit is set around this gorgeous rose print shirt which I would wear open during the day almost like a jacket. I teamed it with these amazing ripped almost black jeans to give a grunge edge. I kept it simple underneath with a lovely ribbed crop top as I didn't want to distract from the print on the shirt. Then of course some lovely biker style chelsea boots and a satchel bag that will be comfortable and practical all day. Finish the outfit with a million rings and a tattoo choker and your there, perfect day to day pretty grunge outfit.

Monochrome is the name of the game here pairing these gorgeous ripped jeans with nice and simple white blouse with lovely gunmetal buttons which I think makes the shirt. I would wear the shirt done up with the three tired necklace underneath the collar to add interest. Then the jacket sooo beautiful its a leather look blazer which would be a great wardrobe staple as it adds a biker feel without completely going there. To finish some lovely white strappy heels and a small duffle bag to pick out the white in the shirt.

All of these items are from New Look one of my favorite stores.
Emer X

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Your lips but better...

Were all after that perfect nude shade lipstick and yes I know everyone raves about macs velvet teddy but not everyone can afford that. So I set about in my local boots to get myself the perfect nude lipstick and I think I've found it.
This is such a lovely product by Maybelline the packaging is so luxurious but subtle and I guess that's the best way to describe the lipstick too. The texture is so smooth and soft which makes it so easy to apply and my god the smell, it has a gorgeous sweet smell to it that just makes you love it more.
Finish wise its more of a satin finish but I think this is great as it adds another dimension to the overall nude finished lip.
The colour in called Tantalizing Taupe and I urge anyone to purchase this its just your lips but better...
Emer X

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Matt Nail Polish Top Coat

What a find this matt top coat is something everyone needs purely because it is so versatile you can literally where it with every nail varnish. There are a few products out there very similar by a number of brands I purchased this one purely because it was on 3 for 2.

One of the other products was the Barry m matt black nail varnish which for me was love at first sight. So I wore that for quite a while then I think I wonder how it would work with this burgundy colour and well I wondered well utter perfection.

 Then I thought well I love glitter nail varnish lets give that a go. Again not disappointed it was fantastic as it dulled down the original colour which makes it 100% easier to wear day to day.

Basically you can where this with any colour any style and you will get an amazing effect also you get double the amount of nail varnishes you did have before you purchased this product.

Emer X

Sunday, 18 January 2015

L'Oreal Paris True Match

So I decided it was time for a change new year new foundation routine I was a little spectacle at first as I very rarely change foundation but I thought hey why not ! I've been wearing these three products for a month now and I have to say just wow. 

True Match Foundation - The colour match to my skin tone is spot on using my stippling brush I manage to create a flawless blend with the foundation. Also the consistency of the foundation fantastic as a little goes along way which I have to say is great as I'm so used to using half the amount I am at the moment. For me the finish is also very impressive as I usually got for a more matt finish where I'd say this is a little dewy but by finishing with the true match powder its pretty much spot on my personal preference of matt.

True Match Touche Magique Concealer - I use this product under my eyes before my foundation again fantastic really easy to apply with its built in brush and all you have to do to get the product out is twist the top. I'd say it defiantly covers by dark circles and with the foundation it definitely makes my skin almost flawless.

True Match Powder - For years I've seen powder to be something insignificant but still necessary so always brought a cheaper brand translucent powder... never again. I think I've finally started to understand why its so important. As I already said it gives the foundation a lovely matt finish for pretty much all day but also because is matches the foundation colour and concealer colour it gives a prefect all round finish to be then built upon with contouring and blusher.

In all three products my shade was rose beige C2  which as I said I think its defiantly my true match. L'Oreal also have a true match maker on the website where they ask you questions to try and match you up correctly with the right foundation.

Good luck and I hope they work as well for you as they did for me. thanks for reading