Tuesday, 20 May 2014

L's Pick #6 - Nude heels

Nude heels

Heiress Nude Heel - ASOS, £45

Nude heels are a wardrobe staple, yet I don't have a pair! I love these ones, as I love the ankle strap and mixture of fabrics in the shoes. They're also a great height, as at 5" they're not to high so that they're impossible to walk in, but are high enough to make me feel tall rather than small for once!

Nude heels help to elongate the legs, as they create the illusion that you are taller, and therefore have longer legs. These ones are quite pale, so I think they will go well with my skin tone as I am very pale also, and won't look odd against my skin like many nude colours do. Even though there is an ankle strap which can sometimes cut the leg off and make them look shorter, as they are nude I don't think they will have this effect. The strap will also help them stay on my feet, as I have very skinny ankles so struggle to keep some shoes on!

I think that they would be quite comfortable, because they have a slight platform to take away some of the height, and also have a lot of support at the back of the shoe so your foot won't slide  around, which will limit the amount of blisters and pain!

These shoes are just generally very versatile, and I was thinking about even wearing some like this if not these ones for prom, as they won't clash with my dress as they are such a neutral colour. They would also work with many other outfits, as they are quite simple and not overly dressy. I really want to add more shoes to my collection in general, as I hardly have any, especially heels! 

Do you prefer heels or flats?

- L x

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Prom Tips - Makeup!

For many people, prom is just around the corner, the light at the end of the tunnel after countless exams. I personally can't wait for my exams to be over, and I'm sure that most other people feel that way too. So in an attempt to cheer myself and other people up, I'm going to start a prom series, consisting of a few posts including tips and ideas on how the have the perfect prom!

I decided to start with make-up tips for the first post, as the last thing anyone wants is to regret their choices when looking back in photos! However, it's important to remember that as long as you feel happy and confident in how you look, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. So, these tips are just here to help with that!
  1. Use a foundation/concealer without SPF. In photos, it will cause your face to look really white, because flash and SPF just don't work well together! Try to find one without, as the results in pictures will be so much better!
  2. Take powder or blotting sheets with you. It will probably be quite warm inside as a result of the large amount of people, so being able to control the oil on your face is never a bad thing! Re-applying powder will help to ensure that the rest of your face make-up stays in place, too.
  3. Take whatever you're wearing on your lips with you. This may wear off pretty fast, so it's good to be able to touch it up.
  4. Try to use long-lasting or waterproof make-up products to ensure that they last the whole night! Using products such eyelid base or primer will also help with this. You could also use a primer on your face to help sustain your foundation and concealer, if things tend to wear off on you quickly.
  5. Test out your make-up beforehand. If you are unsure about how you want to do it, spend some time experimenting until you decide what you like. If you know what look you're going for practice it to make sure you love it, and if you're completely stuck you could watch some YouTube videos for inspiration.
I hope these quick tips helped!<3

- L x