Antics of Me, Beauty, Delightful Finds

Eyebrow Microblading

September 19, 2016

I always thought I had quite good eyebrows when I was younger – I have a natural arch (which I am told is a good thing) and the eyebrow hair is black so what is there, you can clearly see. It was fashionable when I was at school and even Uni to have quite thin eyebrows and so being the fashion slave that I am, I plucked mine to near extinction and so now they don’t really grow back properly outside the thin line I had left! Maybe now also being in my thirties has got something to do with it – is thinning eyebrows an age thing? Probably!

So, a few years later, along comes Cara Delevingne with her beautiful big bushy eyebrows and suddenly big eyebrows are in! Bugger! Not that I don’t like big eyebrows, because I do, its just I don’t naturally have them anymore so what’s a girl to do! Well this girl did what most others did and drew them on. This worked to the extent that I had fuller bigger eyebrows, however I did get a bit carried away sometimes and would catch sight of myself in changing room mirror and get a bit of a fright. Being quite pale doesn’t help either when you draw on big dark eyebrows as you can see from this selection of pics…

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So anyway, I had heard of eyebrow tattooing and I had seen a few bad examples which had put me off. I think they used to (and some still do) just tattoo one solid eyebrow on to your face, which usually looks as fake as drawing it on – it just means you don’t have the hassle of doing it every day. What I had done is called microblading where they use a thin tattoo needle to tattoo individual hairs and you can see the results from the before and after pics below (excuse the tired, hungover, makeup free face!!)…

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I am so happy with them I cannot tell you. I spent an absolute fortune on every eyebrow pencil and utensil that came out, trying to draw on the perfect brow, but none of them really looked or worked that well. I had seen lots of before and after photos of people who had the microblading done before I did it, so I knew it was going to be good, I just didn’t realise it would be this good.

Without wanting to sound too dramatic (which of course I never am!) it has actually changed my life! I love the look of them and it makes my makeup free face (which is not seen often!) look so much better. It also shaves quite a bit of time off my morning makeup routine which is good, because I am usually always running late!

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Me falling asleep whilst having it done!

A lot of people have asked if it hurts getting it done and I personally didn’t think it did. It was a little uncomfortable at times but I was fine and it is definitely less painful than a normal tattoo. It does take quite a long time (good few hours) and I was quite hungover and tired, so I did nod off a few times lying on the bed – hence the tired makeup free face in the pics!

I had mine done whilst I was abroad on holiday (at a place recommended by a family friend) but there are lots of places in the UK you can get it done. It usually costs around £280 in the UK and will last 12 – 18 months, after which time you will need a little top up. Just make sure you do your research before you book anywhere, as you want someone properly qualified with lots of experience.

What do you think? Have you had this done or are you thinking about it? Do you suffer from thinning eyebrows like me?

Have a lovely afternoon and I shall be back soon xx

Antics of Me, Delightful Finds, Too Cute

Too Cute

September 19, 2016

Morning all and I hope you had a lovely weekend? Did you do anything exciting? I had a quiet one which was nice – mainly just shopping for my Autumn wardrobe which is exciting! I am definitely happier now the weather is fresher and the heatwave has gone. People thing I am crazy longing for Autumn and Winter but I really do prefer the colder seasons – the fashion of course is better, but also the crisp cold days and cosy nights, the candles, fires and skiing holidays – oh and Christmas obviously!

Anyway, here is your Monday morning dose of cuteness to have with your coffee…

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Ahhh, so cute! I love bunnies.

Have a good Monday and I shall be back soon xx

Image via A World of Bunnies.

Beauty, Delightful Finds, Fashion

Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder

September 15, 2016

Victoria Beckham has just launched her first beauty collection with Estee Lauder – Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder – and as you would expect, it looks fabulous! The limited edition collection is built around her four favourite cities – London, New York, Los Angeles and Paris and is made up of 15 items.

“I want to make women feel empowered, to feel sexy and confident. This makeup collection does that. I love to make women feel like the best version of themselves.”

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Just look how cool the collection is! Its all about “Sweaty-sexy skin. Fiercely lined eyes. Nude lips. Wet finishes, liquid metals, foil shine, sexy, cool with a bit of rawness and edge. Meant to be worn smudgy with the confidence to be imperfect.”

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I especially love the 3 metallic eye-shadows – they look great and metallic eyes is a key trend right now. Love the nude lipstick too. You can get the collection now from Selfridges, I would be quick though as it is limited edition and its bound to sell out super quick!

Have a great Thursday and I shall be back soon xx

Delightful Finds, Fashion

Sophia Webster & The Print Club

September 6, 2016

Sophia Webster has collaborated with The Print Club to produce limited edition screen prints of her original illustrations and just look how fab they are…

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Rosa Pink & Blue – £249

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Riko Black & Gold – £249

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Rio Sunset – £249

“Sketching and illustrating my designs is my favourite part of creating a collection, and I often have customers asking to purchase my illustrations to frame in their homes. Collaborating with Print Club and transforming my sketches into a limited run of screen prints has been really exciting… I love their offering of exclusive, authentic and contemporary prints and, much like my brand, they cater to a generation who want to feel like they are buying something creative, fresh and special.” – Sophia Webster

I love these and they would make a perfect addition to my frame wall! What do you think, which is your favourite? I especially love the Rosa Pink & Blue, but think all 3 would look great as a set!

Have a lovely Tuesday and I shall be back soon xx

Delightful Finds, Fashion, High Five

High Five – Clutch Bags

September 2, 2016

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a lovely week. I am having an amazing time in Russia and can’t believe its already nearly over. Why is it that holidays seem to have their own sense of super speedy time?! Anyway, here is today’s high five…

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1 – Jewelled clutch – £35 – Accessorize

2 – Pink Charlotte Olympia clutch – £357.75 – The Outnet

3 – Perspex and leather clutch – £582.75 – The Outnet

4 – Reclaimed Vintage Clutch – £16 – ASOS

5 – Michael Kors clutch – £139.50 – The Outnet

Ooh I love all of these! Which is your favourite?

Check out more High Five posts too if you like. Have a fabulous Friday and I shall be back soon xx

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