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27.5.15

Product Rave #2 // No. 7 Gay Geranium Lipstick





I've not really got too much to say about this lipstick, as I think the pictures speak for themselves, but Boots No. 7 Gay Geranium is my absolute favourite. Wonderfully named, it's a almost neon red shade that looks excellent with a tan and lasts for ages on the lips. The only downside would be that it is quite matte, so you do need lots of lip balm prior to application. 

What do you think? Have you tried Gay Geranium?

Faye x

24.5.15

OOTD // Monochrome Gingham







Top Topshop
Skirt Primark
Shoes Forever 21
Sunglasses Forever 21

There are so many cool backgrounds in Dubai - but it's always flippin' windy! Recently, I've been getting into yoga - namely Yoga with Adriene which is a YouTube channel that has a '30 days of yoga' series taught by Adriene Mishler. I've been getting up at 6am before work to complete the workouts each (almost each...) day and I've really been enjoying it. So much so that me and my boyfriend went to a yoga class last weekend on the beach which was really cool. Even though it was 7:30am it was still super hot - pretty much Bikram yoga with the amount of sweat dripping off me. TMI? soz. 

Faye x 

20.5.15

My Wedding Notebook #1: Bridal Make-up Tips


Image from Pinterest 


I thought I would start some wedding-y stuff on the blog seeing as it's less than a year until I get married - eek! As this is a fashion and beauty blog, it seemed fitting to start with some bridal beauty tips. For this post I've teamed up with Lets Get Weddy, a wedding oracle full of interesting and fun wedding-y stuff. If you're a bride/bridesmaid to be, definitely check it out!
Bridal Beauty  by Alessandra Maffei



"There is no such thing as a woman who doesn’t care about her makeup at all. There are women whose skin looks so bright and perfect that it needs very little maintenance. There are also women whose make-up looks so natural that it seems like it’s not even there! However, even the natural look takes a little bit of time and practice. 

It was famously reported that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, did her own make-up at her wedding to Prince William, following the tips of her skin specialist Deborah Mitchell.

Whether you're a DIY-er or hiring a professional, These are some of her exclusive beauty tips:

1. A bride should always start trying facials at least 3 months before the wedding, in case she has any allergies. One should never try a new facial a week before the wedding, as you never know how your body might react to it. Kate Middleton used a mask in order to cleanse and tighten her skin, acting like a natural face-lift.

2. The second important thing to consider is lipstick. How can you make sure that it will last all day? According to Deborah, you should pop on one coat and place a tissue over the lips, pressing down gently. Following this, apply some translucent powder and your lipstick will remain fresh-looking.
         
 3. Drinking champagne can cause eye redness, so ensure you have a counter-acting product such as eye drops are a great addition to your bridesmaid's clutch!            

4. A lot of brides opt for a golden glow on their wedding day. To avoid any patchy, orange disasters try your selected brand a couple of weeks before to ensure the ingredients contained in the tan suit your skin. 
Apply two to three days before the big day to ensure you get the perfect colour. 

5. Whatever kind of make up you choose for your wedding day, keep in mind it doesn't have to be too evident or too plain - try and find a balance and be the bride you always thought you'd be on the most important day of your life. 

If you want to learn more about the beauty trends of 2015, check out this article!

For more inspirational content, visit LetsGetWeddy, the daily wedding blog for anyone who is getting married.

Facebook: letsgetweddy
Twitter: @LetsGetWeddy

Faye x 

17.5.15

OOTD // Black, White and Denim






 Shirt ASOS
Short Vintage
Shoes Forever 21
Jacket Sample sale

Sometimes I really do like simplicity the best. Not to sound like a wanker but this outfit is very 'me' - white shirt, leather jacket and these gladiator heels are three of the things I reach for again and again. 

I wore this to meet my friends at The Parlour in Fortnum & Mason for an ice cream, which was probs the cutest experience ever. The whole place was so Instagram-able I didn't know where to look! We've already made plans to go there for breakfast next week, and I'll deffo be taking my camera to take some proper pics. 

Thanks for reading :)

Faye x


13.5.15

Lately...#5


It's been ages since I did one of these posts! Here's what I've been up to recently in pictoral form...

1.  Isn't this cake that my friend made AMAZING - I can't believe the detail! M&Ms are my number one so I had to resist the strong strong urge to take a big old bite out of the front.
2. My super cute work colleague Janine made me this illustration - she's so talented.
3. Me and my boyfriend stumbled upon a science museum in Dubai the other week and the floor was all starry.
4. The combo of sequinned skirt and Essie's Fiji was too much to resist when I was waiting for the tram.


1. Visited Dubai Creek recently and I felt like I was in Dawson's Creek instead. 
2. Two cool kids let loose at brunch. 
3. I brought my matte topcoat back from the UK - I think it looks so chic on top of this grey Model's Own grey shade!
4. An outfit I wore to dinner recently... apparently red and green should never be seen but I live life on the edge. 


1. Classic Dubai sunset - I took this last week at a quiz night. My contributions were the answers to 'what is the name of Elle's dog in Legally Blonde?', 'Which piece of clothing is named after an Italian island?' and 'What is the sugar called that's found in milk?'
2. My child-like dessert plate at a recent brunch
3. I can never resist a marble floor (or a marble anything really)
4. Pretty houses in West London 

For more wicked cool and super interesting pics, follow me on instagram: @iwishicouldwink

Faye x

10.5.15

Topshop Trainers // Outfit Three - Smart




T-shirt Stolen from my dad
Trousers Zara
Trainers Topshop

I had a really good time this weekend. A fun night out on Friday as our friends are leaving Dubai to go back to the UK this week so they had a farewell shindig. Sad face. We played beer pong (well vodka pong for me) which was super fun and I was surprisingly good at it. I always played wing attack in netball - maybe I've missed my true calling. 

On Saturday I met my friends for ice-cream before watching copious amounts of The US Office and eating noodles and mini cheddars. One thing I do miss out here in Dubai is Super Noodles - great hangover food. I bought some instant noodles which I hoped would be the same but sadly they were not. Definitely not the right shade of neon yellow. Mmmm artificial colourings.

Hope everyone had a marvellous weekend. 

Faye x

6.5.15

Red Carpet // Met Gala 2015


What I like about the Met Ball is that it has a theme. Personally, I like outfits that nod to the theme with a particular accessory or cut - when you can clearly see the inspirations. I don't mind a full embracing of the theme but I think there's a fine line between nailing it and looking like you're at a fancy dress party. Here are my best and worst from the Met Gala 2015, inspired by China: Through the Looking Glass. Let me know if you agree in the comments...


Always get it right...


 Surprised at how much I like it...


Not always my faves but LOVE...


Simple but not boring...


So disappointed :( ...


 All images from Vogue.com 
What do you think?

Faye x




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