BEAUTY / GRAPHIC PINK

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A few days ago, I dyed my hair pink. An impulsive decision when shopping for fresh beauty supplies and I spotted a new permanent pink dye. I’m currently really loving it and hoping it’ll fade to a paler shade as time progresses and my roots start to grow out again.

Earrings – H&M / Dress – House of Sunny

Architecture Image / here
All other images / own

BEAUTY / FRESH CUT

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Every once in a while, I get a much needed hair cut. However, since dying my hair silver nearly two years ago, I sort of forgot about getting it cut and focused more on maintaining colour.
However, summer is usually a time of change for me and this one has been no exception. I have a few festivals lined up so decided this was the perfect time to chop my shoulder length locks for easier maintenance.

I’m in love with the blunt cut of my new hair, having no layers or fringe to create fuss. Styling is seemingly easier and my hair is holding its style and colour much better than before.

All images / Me

WEARING / CROP CROCHET

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Summer is quickly approaching and in Nottingham it’s perfect non-jacket weather. This cute crochet jacket/top I bought from ASOS (by Monki) is perfect as it suits as both an over top and jacket in one.

 

All images taken by Faaria

BEAUTY / SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE

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For my current university project, we have been researching into the art of perfumery and how it is marketed and branded. During one of my research trips into a department store I spotted CK2, the new genderless perfume from Calvin Klein.

Upon talking to a sales associate; their marketing and choice of perfume ingredients* felt so fresh – and has definitely became inspiration for creating our own scent brand in university.

* wasabi, wet cobblestones, violet leaf, incense, vetiver and sandalwood

All images taken by me

BEAUTY / STRIPPED BACK

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Am I the only person tired of seeing contouring everywhere? Darker and lighter toned foundations, creams, powders used to create a more ‘defined’ facial structure that just seems too much of a hassle and takes way too long. Personally, I just find it dated and uninteresting.

One arising trend I do find much more interesting, fresh and modern is the neutral make-up look. Light coverage foundation, neutral eye shadow shades, pink toned lipstick – just enough to enhance your features. And this is definitely a trend I have been embracing recently.

One product that is the soul of this look is my Kiehl’s BB cream. I absolutely love this stuff – it feels like moisturiser during application and sits weightlessly on your skin. It’s also enriched with vitamin C to help correct skin irregularities, making it perfect for everyday use as well as nighttime wear.

BEAUTY / SILVER CHECK NAILS

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I’ve had my blog nearly a year now, and weirdly this is my very first beauty post. A few weeks ago, I posted this nail art design using silver tinsel on my instagram inspired by some of Love Aesthetics old nail art posts. Since I’ve recently had eye surgery, I’ve been pretty bed bound and bored and this repeating design has been enough to keep me occupied for a while without straining my eye too much. Here’s how I did it:

1/ Paint all your nails with a base coat.

2/ Apply a few layers of white polish to four of your nails, leaving one on each hand bare.

3/ Add a coat of clear polish to your bare nail, whilst it’s still wet carefully place three strips of tinsel on your nail in one direction.

4/ Once that’s dry, apply another coat of clear polish and repeat set 3 but place the tinsel in the opposite direction to create a check.

5/ Apply top coat to all your nails.

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LIFESTYLE / TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

As I recently went to Amsterdam for my birthday, I thought I’d share with you some of the things that I would consider my essentials when travelling.

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1/ &other stories lipstick in the shade ‘Pointelle Flesh’.
2/ Little silver bullet that holds perfume, (shame it leaks though).
3/ & 4/ White and Matte polish from Urban Outfitters.
5/ Maybelline Brow drama in the shade Medium brown
6/ &other stories lip balm
7/ Nip and Fab CC cream in the shade light
8/ The Body Shop matte it skin primer
9/ The Body Shop seaweed pore perfector.
10/ Urban Decay Naked Basics palette
11/ Opal ring (from my parents for my birthday)
12/ Silver casio watch
13/ Lush Cosmetics sparkle toothy tabs.
14/ Headphones
15/ White faux leather Monki purse.
16/ Black round Urban Outfitters sunglasses (from last summer – heDSC_0101re in white)
17/ iPod touch
18/ Passport featuring DIY cover
19/ Apple MacBook Air

I hope you enjoyed this short post about my travel essentials.

love Fiona x
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