Tuesday, 18 February 2014

BROW ARCH MARCH | BEAUTY

My expensive habit is Benefit. I can't resist looking at the lovely stuff Benefit has in, and if I could buy it all I would. However, in March, Benefit are doing something special...


Across the country in March, Benefit is hosting complimentary eyebrow shaping across Debenhams brow bars in the UK. They are hosting brow workshops as well, mine is on the 22nd February. This is in aid of Brow Arch March - to raise money and awareness to the Look Good Feel Better Campaign which deals with the visible effects of cancer. A voluntary donation of £5 can be made, which I highly recommend, not only for the campaign but also for the hard work and time the girls at Benefit put into their products and making people look and feel beautiful.
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As someone who does not look after their eyebrows properly, I really need this. As well as raising money for charity, Benefit helps a lot with make up and maintenance techniques, both at their counters and when you take the product home. This is what I love.. Without having to scour the internet to find the perfect way to contour, Benefit does this whilst you are buying the product as well as containing mini booklets with your make up.


Monday, 3 February 2014

WINTER WARMTH


Now we're occasionally seeing a light sprinkling of snow, I'm starting to dress slightly warmer. This outfit can be warmer and cooler, with or without a cardigan depending on how cold it is and where you're going to. 


On the bottom half of my outfit, I decided to wear thermal tights; these tights are fleece lined and feel lovely, as well as keeping my legs and feet cosy. I also have a simple dark purple velvet skater skirt with pockets. A lot of my skirts don't have pockets, so I was pleased to find out this skirt did! The shoes are holographic flatforms, which add a bit of height as well as comfort. They also keep my feet dry. I'm always wearing boots throughout winter, or wearing canvas shoes which let the rain in, so these are that something a little different. 


With my hair, the outfit looks better if it is up in a high pony tail. I generally don't like wearing my glasses with this outfit, so wear it whilst I have contact lenses in. The necklace is a Deathly Hallows necklace (Harry Potter), and I generally accessorised this outfit in silver and gold. I have a simple long sleeved black top on, which is both comfortable and easy to wear. On top I have a fluffy cardigan for added warmth. This also has pockets. 


I don't like wearing rings, but I LOVE midi-rings. They compliment the outfit really well. On the same arm, I am also wearing a black bracelet with silver charms to continue the theme of silver and gold jewellery.


I have gone for a simple, dark eye liner and a brighter lipstick. Here you can also see my gold earrings. 

Tights - Aldi
Skirt - Topshop - Sale
Shoes - Schuh 
Necklace - eBay - Gifted
Top - Primark
Cardigan - Topshop - Sale
Midi-Rings - Topshop
Lipstick - Rimmel London - Alarm 170
Eye liner - Benefit - Bad Gal waterproof liner in brun cafe
Mascara - Benefit - Bad Gal lash 
Earrings - Primark