Monday, 7 September 2015

HOW TO: WEAR A COAT AS A DRESS

Haaappy Monday!
Thank you to the weather for being warmer lately because it means I can actually see my legs again!
While the days are getting warmer at a fast rate, the nights are still a little chilly here and there. I've come up with an outfit that can take you into the night with ease. For those who dare to be a little bit sexy, you can convert your favourite coat into a dress!

I don't mean the massive woolly ones that make you resemble a black sheep, I mean the thin, sophisticated coats you layer with or chuck over a dress for the evening.
Think of it as stripping back the layers and showing some skin! With a coat at the right length, you can pull this off as your hottest new dress while the seasons transition.
With a leg split at the ready and a button undone, you're already there!

Add sunglasses for the day and deduct them for the night, don't forget to add your favourite black accessories and heels for luxe vibes. To keep you in a little better, add a thick belt around the waist - this will also give you a bit of shape. Could this be the new 'little black dress', perhaps?

For those who aren't afraid to show some skin, give it a go! I dare you ;)
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Check the details at the bottom to get the look for yourself!









Coat: Vintage
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Sunglasses: Topshop

Love,
Amber x


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Saturday, 5 September 2015

MY FAVOURITE REAL TECHNIQUES FACE BRUSHES

Happy Sunday!
As a self-confessed makeup addict, I thought I'd share my favourite Real Techniques face brushes with you! Having good quality brushes are a defining factor when wanting your makeup to look good. Gone are the days when you use the brushes that come with your makeup! It's time to upgrade and start fresh with brushes that will last for ages and will help you achieve a flawless finish every day.

For me, I have a range of different brands that I get my makeup brushes from. The most common is Real Techniques. For those of you who aren't so familiar, Real Techniques is designed by beauty guru's, Sam and Nic Chapman and these brushes are so popular, amazing quality and apply makeup flawlessly. I bought my first Real Techniques brushes a few years ago and I still use them every time I apply makeup.

Recently, Real Techniques launched their Bold Metals Collection. These luxury makeup brushes are available in gold, rose gold and silver colours and are SO soft it's amazing. You can see one of their new brushes below!

To save you time, I've gone through my collection to bring you my favourite Real Techniques face brushes. Read below to see what they're called, they're purpose and how I use them!

Bold Metals Collection: 100 Arched Powder $65
This dome-shaped brush is perfect for sweeping loose or pressed powder over the face to set your makeup. It's so soft and applies powder flawlessly and eliminates any obvious powder residue and avoids all things "cake face". I also love using this as a blush brush as it's so soft and picks up powder so well. Place the brush in your powder, tap a couple of times to get rid of any excess and apply where needed. It feels like heaven!

Original Collection: Powder Brush $27.99
This brush is HUUUGE! While it is great for pressed powder to cover large areas of the face, I like using this for bronzer. This is big enough to bronze my face quickly, efficiently and it picks up product incredibly well. Most importantly, it blends product perfectly and creates a high-definition finish, which is perfect no matter what the occasion is! This brush can be found in the 'Core Collection' and will save you money buying it in the pack.

Original Collection: Buffing Brush $47.50*
This works perfectly for both cream and powder products. If I want more coverage for my powder, I'll always reach for this as it gives a really seamless finish and creates that high-definition look. This doubles well for foundation/BB cream. I'll use this if my other foundation brushes are dirty or being cleaned. You can find this in the 'Core Collection' set*.

Original Collection: Contour Brush $47.50*
Whenever you see my contour looking 'on point' or my cheekbones chiseled to perfection, always assume it's from using this brush! This is perfect for getting in the hollows of your cheeks and creates an amazing contour with really easy motions. You really don't have to work hard for this to work and it spreads the product evenly, without creating a muddy look. I will also reach for this every now and then to highlight, as the point of the brush is a great size to sweep over the tops of your cheekbones. You can find this is the 'Core Collection' set*.

You can find these brushes at Priceline or www.realtechniques.com.au 






Love,
Amber x


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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

THE PERFECT PARTY DRESS

Hey Readers!
So, it's been the most intense couple of months for me. A lot is happening and I've definitely been sleeping more than blogging, I ain't gonna lie. But! I can only accidentally neglect so much before I can't do it anymore. I literally get withdrawals from blogging, so it's impossible for me to stop.

So here I am with another outfit post, yaaay! It's finally starting to warm up and I could shed some tears in happiness. In saying that, it's defs time to get out the party dresses and show the skin you were covering up for dear life when it was like, 5 degrees outside.

This monochromatic dress has an amazing cut and print. It's definitely that party dress that you can keep for any occasion or if you're looking for a look that's sophisticated with a touch of sexy. A dress like this is timeless and will happily be on-hand for those special occasions.

So dust off your collection of dresses, slide into your heels and be the life of the party!







Dress: Talulah

Love,
Amber
x


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