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Be bang on trend for easter 2018 with these amazing new looks for makeup and nails, just because we are all going to eat ourselves into a chocolate coma doesn’t mean we can’t look cute whilst we are doing it!
Valentines day can be stressful and one thing that make’s it so stressful is deciding what to wear, how to do your makeup & how to style your hair. With my mini series of posts on the run up to V day I am hopefully helping you to destress with some fresh ideas so you can relax on the day! Listed below are my top hair styles for Valentines day…
This beautiful relaxed undo is perfect for an evening look! If you don’t have thick or long hair you can always use some hair extensions wrapped around a hair donut to create this look.
More of a hair up kind of gal? This would be perfect with some fun plaits to the front of the head and back comb the top section of the mont tail or pop it in a bun so it’s off your shoulders!
These gorgeous loose waves are great for V day! You can jazz this style up a little by adding a few small plaits to the sides of the head and even by adding a sparkly head band or side clip.
Lets get right into it! Listed below are my favourite items of December…
Loreal Colour Riche Lipstick in 303 – this lipstick has staying power! It keeps my lips hydrated and stays exactly where you apply it plus it comes in many different shades with a good colour pay off.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – this precision eyeliner is perfect for those who love a sultry cat eye or a bold wing! It’s my go to eyeliner recently, you can create such a fine and precise point with the applicator plus it’s great for travelling with.
Barry M Glitter Dust – after all it was the season for sparkles & glamour! Almost no fall out with this fine glitter dust, great coverage and no need for a mixing medium = perfect. Can be used on the eyes, lips, cheeks & body too!
Loreal Magic Retouch – this is my holy grail! It has been a hair saver for me since dying my hair dark because my roots look sooooo light in comparison, it covers my roots up in less than 30 seconds as it works like a coloured dry shampoo. It comes in 6 different shades to help match with whichever natural shade of hair you have.
Kids Shampoo – I know that this fave may seem a little weird but it has been amazing for me and I will tell you why! It is the only shampoo I have found that doesn’t strip away my colour too fast, I used to use ginger shampoo from the body shop when I had highlights however now my hair is dark it needs something none abrasive. This mango scented shampoo as done the job perfectly and it smells lovely!
Deep Heat – anyone else get winter aches and pains? My neck is always quite sore but it hits me just how sore in Winter! Although I have been having Acupuncture, medical massage & cupping it can still act up and cause pain so I pop a small amount of this on at night which helps ease the pain & helps me too sleep!
Fairy lights – I always use fairy lights all year round however I had to replace mine in December as a couple of the strings broke. I found these ones on amazon with 8 different settings which is great for creating a range of effects.
One of the basics of learning how to do makeup or learning to become a makeup artist is learning how to recognise face shapes. A big part of the process is learning Anatomy & Physiology, this is because you must be able to recognise which parts of the face need highlight, contour, where to apply blush, how to open up the eye & how to create a fuller, plump pout.
There are 6 basic face shapes which the majority of people will fit into, you can see these listed below. Don’t worry if you don’t think you fit into any of this face shapes as further down I will teach you how to measure your face in order for you to find your face shape.
Face Shape Characteristics
- Face tapers to a narrow chin (not pointed).
- Forehead is slightly wider than jawline.
- Prominent cheekbones.
- Face is as wide as it is long.
- Widest part of he face is the cheeks.
- Has an elongated appearance.
- Tendency is to have a prominent chin.
- Face is roughly the same width from top to bottom.
- Square jawline.
- Face is roughly the same width from top to bottom.
- Very similar to oval but the chin comes to a fine point.
- Highly angular features.
- Small forehead & chin.
How to measure your face
If you are struggling to put yourself into any of the above categories you can measure your face by using a soft tape measure. Following these steps & listing your measurements in a piece of paper will help you to find your face shape:
- Measure the length of your face & divide this number by 3.
- Measure the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin.
- If the last number is larger than the first you could have a long face.
- If the last number is longer than the first chances are you have a round face.
- If the last number is equal to the first you probably have an oval face.
- Alternatively if these numbers aren’t giving you a definitive answer you can measure the length of your face, bottom of nose to bottom of chin, cheek to cheek and top of eyebrow to top forehead and map a quick sketch out onto paper. This should determine your face shape.