I started Fashion and Style Police two years ago and it has been a fantastic second year. I enjoy blogging so much that it does not even feel like a chore or job. Fashion blogging has opened my eyes to the various opportunities that could come from the blogosphere. So far, I have made so many new blogger friends, improved my fashion writing, I have had various brand collaborations and sponsorship deals and I have attended some amazing events as well.
I keep counting my blessings and I am grateful to have over 3900 amazing followers and over 91,000 hits on Fashion and Style Police. My followers keep growing and my tiny little blog continues to grow. I am looking forward to many more years of blogging. Have a fabulous weekend. Thank God it’s Friday.
Who wore this Lanvin strapless dress better? Erin Andrews or Lupita Nyong’o?
Beyonce is wearing a white summery crop top and shorts ensemble by Topshop. Yay or Nay?
Our love item for this week is this imperial wool maxi coat for £195 by French Connection:
While our lust item for this week is Makintosh trench coat for £725 by Theory:
Which one will you rather go for?
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I keep talking about various eyeshadow shades and it occurred to me that most of my readers may not quite understand what I mean by highlighter shades, accent shades, contour shades and blender shades so am breaking it down right here.
Highlighter shades are generally applied all over the eye area to begin with. This is usually the first step when applying eye makeup. Highlighter shades can also be applied in inner corners and brow area of the eyes. Here is an example of a highlighter shade:
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow for £17.50
Accent eye shadow shades are simply contrasting shades. For instance, if you have brown eyes, you can accent beautifully with green or blue eye shadows. You cannot accent with brown because you have brown eyes already, you need eye shadow colours to not blend with the colour of your eyes. The same rule applies for the blue-eyed, hazel-eyed and so on.
Here is an example of an accent shade for the brown-eyed girl:
MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow for £17
An eye shadow blender shade is used to blend all the eye colours together. This M&S Diego Dalla Palma Duo Eyeshadow for £18 is a good example of a blender shade:
Contour eye shadows give eyes definition and the ‘pop-out’ look. This is usually the darkest shade in your eye shadow palette. Here is an example of a contour shade:
Moondust Eyeshadow for £14 by Urban Decay
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With a protruding eye, you see more eyelid, which seems to come forward. There is very little brow area with this type of eye. To enhance the protruding eye, the eyelid has to appear smaller and the brow area has to appear larger. Minimizing the eyelid can be achieved by following these steps:
- Apply a highlighter shade all over the eye area. Mac has some very pretty highlighter shades.
- Use the darkest shade of eye pencil in your palette to apply a thick line along the top of the lash line.
- Apply the darkest shade of accent colour over the rest of the eyelid. Bobbi brown has some dark accent eyeshadow colours you could play around with.
- Apply blender colours to blend all the colours together.
- Apply mascara generously.
The fashion industry lost a legend yesterday. The red carpet will never be the same again. Oscar de la Renta lost the battle with cancer at age 82. He was a very talented fashion designer, his pieces are usually all over the red carpet, he has dressed the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama, to name a few. He will be greatly missed. Rest in perfect peace Oscar de la Renta.
Our eye candy for this week is the gorgeous silver-tone embellished cuff by Hipanema for £105. This beauty will give your outfit the wow factor immediately, it is a handy piece of accessory every girl should own. It is quite pricey at £105 but that is why it is an eye candy. Christmas is around the corner, so start dropping hints on what you will want from Santa (wink wink).
You can get this cuff from Harvey Nichols and other stores.