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Monday, 22 May 2017

Battle of the Brows; Dipbrow Pomade; The game changer?

Dipbrow Pomade the battle of the brows:

Today's post is the Battle of the brows, Pomade Vs. Pomade. For a long while the beauty world has gone on about the Anastasia Beverly hills pomade which ultimately stood on top but since the beauty world has expanded and the ever growing community brings out dupes and copy cats for cheaper products. So today I bring to you; Makeup up Revolutions Dipbrow Pomade, Freedom Dipbrow Pomade and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade.

Makeup Revolution Dipbrow Pomade:


This Brow Pomade is only £6 found on Superdrug and TamBeauty.com Im unsure how many shades there are exactly but from what I can see there are 8 this is a recent addition to the Makeup Revolutions line, I personally find this pomade just as good as the below and in a sense think you may as well buy the Freedom Pomade and save yourself the £1 as they are both owned by TamBeauty, therefor your paying £1 extra for a little brush and a little bigger box. The pomade has a glass bottom, black lid and gold lettering on the lid. You get 2.5g of product which isn't bad as you don't need a lot as it goes a long way. I haven't had this pomade long but so far the gold lettering on the lid has yet to fade, which I believe will happen over time. 

Freedom Dipbrow Pomade:


This Brow Pomade is only £5 found on TamBeauty.com and Superdrug This product comes in 11 shades and I would say is an easier product to use than a pencil or powder, I feel it gives you a better shape and is a product which is easier to learn and adapt to. 
I have followed the brand  Freedom for a while, as I followed Adam Minto on Instagram and watch his development as  the Owner of TamBeauty. They are the sister brand of 'Makeup Revolution'.  

The appearance of the  Brow Pomade is extremely similar to the Makeup Revolution and Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomades. They all have the glass bottom, black screw on tops with the branding on the top. Again the same as the Makeup Revolution you get 2.5g, the lettering on the packaging is already worn of I have had it a few months, but the lettering didn't last long, however the bottom label is still going strong.
The texture of the  Pomade is in my mind a complete copy of the Makeup Revolution which is why I say I'd buy this pomade and save yourself the £1 on the brush from the above. Both the Freedom and Makeup Revolution are very similar to the ABH Dipbrow Pomade with the  same consistency of the gel formula, I would say these are more wet products and don't dry as such when on but also don't dry as quickly as the ABH did. 


Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade:

This has to be one of the most raved about Pomades of its time, being one of the first to strut its stuff on vlogs and blogs all over,  but since then the game has changed; Anastasia Beverly hills pomade retails at: £15 on Cult Beauty, Beauty Bay and for some reason for £18 on the Anastasia Beverly Hills UK Website. 

This pomade is lush and was the first which I purchased and I loved it, however after purchasing the above two products for a fraction of the price I don't think I would go out my way to pay for the Anastasia Pomade. This pomade is pigmented is versatile in blending, with a little going a long way. I love the elegance and simplicity of the packaging however with these similar 'Copys/Dupes' arising I can no longer say this would persuade me to buy it. Like all pomades these over time can dry out and if you don't keep the lid tight this can happen faster than normal. 

This product again comes in 11 shades and again I would say is an easier product to use than a pencil or powder, I feel it gives you a better shape and is a product which is easier to learn and adapt to. 

In comparison side by side all the pomades are seen to right;
Makeup Revolution and Freedom look pretty identical where as the Anastasia Beverly Hills is more chocolatey; This will be because I have purchased Dark Brown in both the Makeup Revolution and Freedom and I purchased the Anastasia Pomade in the Chocolate. The ABH seems to be a nicer shade but they all do the same job and blend similarly and layer pretty similar. 

Overall I would say that the ABH is nice to have and has a lovely formula, but for the price I would say that the Freedom pomade is the perfect dupe and is worth the money. 

Hope you all enjoyed this post, Do you own any of these? or are you going to buy any of them now? Let me know what you think,

Much love,

xoxo
Monday, 10 April 2017

Urban Decay: Alice in Wonderland;


Yes.

I'm talking about one of the most wanted palettes by Urban Decay; The Alice Through the looking glass palette. This palette caused the Makeup Community to fall into a frenzy with those who had the palette flooding social media raving about its beauty; while those without were pleading for others to sell them their palettes.

The RRP was £43 which as a palette hoarder I found a pretty reasonable price for such a beautiful palette; when people realised that the palette was Limited Edition and the desperation for the palette became hard to miss people began listing them for £100+; where some listings even sold!

Me however, was a lucky one and managed to pick up 2 of these beauties; along with 3 of the lipsticks!
When the palette was first announced to be released I could not take my eyes of the packaging.
It's one of the most beautiful pieces I own. The kaleidoscope pattern features a blend of shades taken from the palettes eye shadow colours.

Not only is the outer packaging beautiful but the lid lifts up exposing the mirror which is embedded into the wacky clockwork pattern packaging; inscribed on the mirror is the iconic saying "We're all mad here."
On the opposite side is two flaps to open; on the front is “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours." the beautiful gold lettering ties in with the mirror and stands bold against the black; when you open the flaps; the blue butterfly from ' Alice through the looking Glass' opens its wings.
I adore the packaging, as a Disney fanatic as well as a makeup hoarder there is nothing this packaging doesn't do for me!
This palette comes with 20 shades and one of urban decays usual eye shadow brushes. Unlike most palettes this one comes with a drawer in which is where the eyeshadows are kept;
As you might have guest this little drawer is inscribed with another Alice quotation, in the delicate gold lettering: 'I know who I was when I got up this morning? But I must have changed several times since then.'
This pull drawer is filled with an array of shades; from neutral base tones to vibrant Brights;
The shadows themselves are gorgeous, they’re soft and slightly creamy; they apply with such ease and they are super buildable. I found the odd one or two took a little more than others to build on pigmentation but overall they are pigmented and are easily buildable.
I found the neutrals work great as base shadows layered with the Brights. Like most shadows you can use this wet or dry, I would recommend using a dry brush to pick the pigment up and then using a separate wet brush to build the shadow, don’t put a wet brush straight onto these shadows as I would think this would cause the top layer to set hard which ruins the top layer and then you waste product taking that layer of to get to the next layer. 
With that in mind the odd few that I found slightly less pigmented, have got more pigmented as I have used more shadow, this is often the case with shadows it seems to be like a protective layer on top which once removed.

Here’s some swatches the first two rows are eft Third & Fourth are right:
1)Looking Glass, Hatter, Lily, Heads will Roll, Time.
2) Reflection, Gone Mad, Duchess, Bandersnatch, Dream on.
3) Dormouse, Paradox, Kingdom, Salazen Grum, Chronosphere.
4) Metamorphosis, Cake, Chessboard, Royal Flush, Mirror

I adore Lily, Salazen Gum and Paradox;
Lily it is a beautiful pink but shimmers almost holographic with purples and blues it’s such a stunning colour one of my all-time favourites.
Salazen Grum is also such a beautiful colour its super pigmented and is a blend of red and copper tones.
Paradox is a lush shade of burning orange, super pigmented and reminds me of hot flames.
I must admit I love all the shades, the only one that I feel isn’t as pigmented it Metamorphosis, however I am yet to try this wet and I have barely used it so I haven’t got through the top layer yet, so for me there is still hope for this shadow.


Overall I love this palette the whole packaging is so beautiful to look at and the shadows are just as lush, I think for the £43 it was a brilliant Limited Edition palette however I don’t think I’d pay over the odds for one. This palette is versatile and stands out. I think the Hype was definitely called for and the need for this palette may only be felt by true beauty collectors and hoarders!

Do you own this palette? Even if you don't let me know what you think.
Much Love 

XOXO





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Thursday, 16 March 2017

London Fashion Week!!! #HouseofiKons #FashinHull


Wow!!! That’s all I can say. I have only just recovered from the long weekend! I don’t even think I have fully recovered to be honest… Sleep for a week is needed for sure!

In the run up to London fashion week and all the crazy up and coming events.
Friday was super busy and an amazing day, I had so many wonderful new and old Models in to come join my #FashinHull Team!

Saturday was a 1:30am start to prepare for London to get on the coach from 3am to head down to London for #HouseofiKons!!!! Exhausting but most definitely fun and eventful! Working Front of House with my Fantastic Volunteers was beyond amazing and everyone did me super proud.

So this year didn't fail to impress with some amazing designers taking the catwalk by storm! Not only that, we had some of our very on local talent on the runway!!!

House of iKons took place on Saturday 18th February 2017, returning to the Millennium Hotel in London’s Mayfair with 18 designers and two musical acts in two shows!
Run by the CEO, Savita Kaye.

Savita Kaye’s ambition is for House of iKons to be a global brand, known for launching emerging designers. Working with global media partners has enabled House of iKons shows to be aired worldwide to millions of viewers. This February we saw the likes of Channel 7 (AUS), BBC, BritRox TV and various other press and media.

In addition to House of iKons DURING London Fashion Week, shows have taken place in Los Angeles, Beijing, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Launching in its sixth city Manila, Philipines October 2017.
From this unique platform, Designers have been signed to departments stores, boutiques, wardrobe for music videos and working with major celebrities such as JLo, Katy Perry, Lady Ga Ga, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Tyra Banks to name but a few.

House of iKons has been created as a platform to launch emerging designers to the next level. Models and presenters who have taken part with the House of iKons shows here in London, Dubai and Los Angeles have also benefited. Working in TV and film.

Not only does Lady K support emerging fashion designers, she also collaborates with emerging musicians in which during the February 2017 Show we saw the likes of 'Lydia Singer' and the Girl Group 'Limited Edition'. Merging with the music scene, Lady K Production has also joined forces with BritRox TV.

For the afternoon show we saw the following designers and musicians:
1. Grand Opening Isossy Children
2. Nicola Jane
3. Naforrer
4. NNC London
5. Jolie

MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY 'LIMITED EDITION'

6. DK House of Fashion
7. JayBank Shoes
8. EmMarie by Emma Curtis
9. Grand Finale Shaleena Nowbuth

MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY 'LYDIA SINGER'


With the Grand Opening focusing on Children's Clothing we saw some of the cutest models with some of the most amazing personalities strutting down the catwalk, wear oversized jackets, Chic- Capes, additional fur accents and crazy bat winged jackets! Isossy Clothing was turning everyone into chic princes and princesses. 


Next came Nicola Jane with her swimwear collection, using block colours and patterned fabrics separately and combined to create Simple but effective costumes and two pieces.

Naforrer by Farhanna Pura all the way from Brunei came next, bringing their home of grown, fishtail dresses, jumpsuits/cigarette trousers. The soft floaty fabrics, creating silhouettes and elegant body shapes.


NNC London, following the ever growing oversized trend of casual clothing, A mix of men and womenswear. Images featuring two of our Hull Models. Ryan Mowforth and Yvie McCormick.  NNC London is even bringing the embroidery trend, combining it with the neutral and nude toned jackets, shirts/Tees.
JOLIE shows an Eastern influence, the floor length kimonos creating less structured shapes create the dress type look , dresses and jackets. The floral embroidery and detailed waists, cuffs and collars all reflected a definite Eastern influence.

Centre show came the performance of 'Limited Edition' A Girl band seen to the left; An up and coming band.

Following came DK House of Fashion which focal points came from Fur cuffs, coats and collars and peplum leather jackets. The fairy-tale chic is what comes to mind when you see the collection, featuring Little Red Riding Hood... Blended with the Wolf. I adore the Little Red Riding Hood Look.

Next came JayBank Shoes A 'sole' men’s shoe brand  which
showcased leather and suede boat shoes, with soles of red. Shoes of the Gentlemen.



One of the most versatile collections came from EmMarie by Emma Curtis which displayed classy co-ords, jumpsuits and pencil skirts. Making use of a mix in materials such as leather and satin, this classy yet fun collection hints at the style of the 80s.


The Grande finale came from Shaleena Nowbuth her collection consisted of hareems and cropped tops and Rara skirts; Her collection was elegant and classy with bold reds, olives and light greens.



With a networking and stall exhibition  break before the evening show, the guests, designers, models and team all connected, participated in interviews at the press board and captured glam picture and selfies galore. Myself and Darius Dar Khan seen to the left and Myself and Lydia Singer seen to the Right.The Exhibitors during the whole day;
Designers Emma Curtis
Reka Orosz
DK House of Fashion
Raneen Jewellery
Karen Messam Cosmetics
Rafealla.

In the evening, spectators watched outfits by Niche Clothing for the grand opening. Streetlethic by Reka Orosz, Ana Bella Millinery ft Bel Cappello, Raquel Sutherland, Sonder Wear, Caroline Coco, AMIRAB, Beyond Label by Andreea Deaconu and Dimple Amrin took the runway.

For the evening show we saw the following designers and musicians:
1. Grand Opening Niche Clothing
2. Streetlethic by Reka Orosz
3. Ana Bella Millinery Feat Bel Cappello
4. Raquel Sutherland
5. SonderWear
6. Caroline Coco
7. AMIRAB
8. Beyond Label by Andreea Deaconu
MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY 'LYDIA SINGER'
9. Grand Finale Dimple Amrin

To open the show came Niche Clothing, first seen being worn by entertainment girl group Limited Edition, wearing fitted catsuits embellished with glitter and mesh. As Well as slitted legs and mens shirts; Niche clothing sign their clothes with an 'N' making the signature pieces.

Following comes one of House of iKons ladies of fashion; Bringing  her brand Streetlethic by Reka Orosz with the knitted detailing on cuffs and necks. Reka even brought the poncho back to life with patchwork and oversized garments.

Ana Bella Millinery ft Bel Cappellowa brought some beautiful pieces and showcased all things feminine, with elegant lace overlays and statement headpieces. The whole collection speaks classic, strong, elegant and femanine. It reminds me very much of a lend of 70s and 30s fashion.


Raquel Sutherland designed a line for “everyday wardrobes” in an array of summery garments with a slight theme of red and blue patterns.

Stealing some breaths came Sonder Wear which seemed to be a crowd favourite The garments combined  mesh, silks and lace a Designer Abbie Knowlson is following-trend with her harness detail bras and playful underwear high-waisted pants, a current favourite in the fashion forecast. The garments consisted of delicate details and elegant laces.

Caroline Cocos eye-catching, bold and geometric clothing.had creative structuring with sharp shoulders, lines and shapes in order to create different shapes and body complimenting silhouettes.

AMIRAB showcases , ethnic gowns, with modern and artistic patterns and fabric; an array of head scarfs used ethically but also to accessories and accent the garments.

Beyond Label by Andreea Deaconu had a variation from sparkly flared trousers/jumpsuits, fitted pencil skirts, and fishtail gowns, she definitely brought out something for everyone, no matter of age or size.

Then came the amazing performance from Lydia SInger! Who blew us aways and took to the stage like no other!
Performing her current single 'Wreckless' raw emotion and pure soul flooded the stage.
The grande Final came from Dimple.Amrin; a collection which you saw true meaning, which the lovley CEO Savita Kaye even introduced the collection; The line was built on the grounds of Gender Equality, painting a picture about the portrayal of women with society. The garments mixed messages of empowerment, vulnerability, elegance and strength. This incorporated with the makeup and facepaints created an atmosphere which the audience was enthralled in. Despite not being everyones cup of tea, the tears, thoughts and concept was seen by all.


Overall the both shows brought and array of the collections, with beautiful gowns filled with frills, glitter. A mix of mens and womenwear made sure everyone locked eyes on something. As you may have guessed I'll be back in September 2017!! See you then! Might even vlog this one too!

Much Love 

xoxo


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Monday, 16 January 2017

House of iKons Pre-Press Release!!!!! London Fashion Week;


House of iKons DURING LONDON FASHION WEEK FEBRUARY 18th 2017

 We are proud to announce House of iKons Prestige fashion show taking place 18th February 2017 Millennium Mayfair London Hotel.

Amazing designers from around the world will be exhibiting.

Grand Opening Isossy Children
Nicole Jane
Naforrer
NNC
Jolie
DK House of Fashion
Kaya Ranjan
EmMarie by Emma Curtis
Grand Finale Shaleena Nowbuth 
Evening
Grand opening Niche Clothing 
Streetletic by Reka Orosz
Ana Bella Millinery
Raquel Sutherland
SonderWear 
Caroline Coco
AMIRAB 
Beyond Label by Andreea Deaconu
Grand Finale Dimple Amrin 


Sponsored by Indie Faces, Hema Vyas, Simply Unique, Safs World of Beauty




House of iKons:


House of iKons Founded by Savita Kaye under Lady K Production, successfully draws in fantastic and diverse crowds since the launch in 2014. 
The success of House of iKons is based on the unique concept, celebrating the new generation of fresh global fashion talent.

Savita Kaye’s ambition is for House of iKons to be a global brand, known for launching emerging designers. Working with global media partners has enabled House of iKons shows to be aired worldwide to millions of viewers. 

In addition to House of iKons DURING London Fashion Week, shows have taken place in Los Angeles, Beijing, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Launching in its sixth city Manila, Philipines October 2017.
    From this unique platform, Designers have been signed to departments stores, boutiques, wardrobe for music videos and working with major celebrities such as JLo, Katy Perry, Lady Ga Ga, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Tyra Banks to name but a few.

House of iKons has been created as a platform to launch emerging designers to the next level. Models and presenters who have taken part with the House of iKons shows here in London, Dubai and Los Angeles have also benefited. Working in TV and film.

   As well supporting new emerging fashion creatives, but also supporting emerging music artists giving them a platform to perform and providing exposure via events here in London and abroad.

House of iKons is working with a number of charities and organisations providing internships and work experience in fashion, media, event planning and filming.

 For Further Information or Ticket Purchase;
Website; http://www.houseofikons.com/
Ticket; BUY TICKETS
Friday, 6 January 2017

Moving Checklist: #BuyingAHouse WHAT?!?

Hey Daintys,

So it's a new year. This year you might have seen I'm saving to move out! Crazy huh! I've been saving and buying miscellaneous pieces throughout the past few months which has been exciting, I have decided to do a few post about the move and maybe vlog at some point;
For the move  I have created a checklist;

Kitchen:

Basic Furniture
•Kitchen table
•Chairs
•Rubbish bin
•Clock
•Kettle
•Toaster
•Microwave
•Bread bin
•Blender
•Paper towel holder
•Mug Tree ✔️
•Coffee, Sugar, Tea Pots





Cooking in the kitchen:
•Can opener
•Baking tray
•Chopping board
•Set of knives
•Ladle ✔️
•Measuring jug✔️
•Mixing bowls
•Oven gloves
•  Tea towels✔️
•A selection of pots and pans including a frying pan, a small pot and a colander
•An egg turner or spatula
•Vegetable peeler
•Bottle opener✔️
• Pizza Cutter✔️
•Wooden spoon✔️
•Condiment holders such as salt and pepper shakers, olive oil set, or a spice rack
• Egg Cups✔️








Eating and drinking:
•Placemats✔️
•A selection of serving dishes
•A selection of bowls, including a large salad bowl, a fruit bowl and soup bowls
•forks✔️
•knives✔️
• spoons✔️
• Pint glasses✔️
•Tumbler Glasses✔️
•A selection of cups and mugs✔️
•A selection of plates✔️












Keeping the kitchen clean:
•Cleaning cloths ✔️
•sponges and scrubbers
• washing up liquid
• floor Cleaner
• window cleaning detergent •kitchen and bathroom cleaning sprays
•general disinfectant
•Sweeping brush✔️
•Dustpan and brush✔️
•Mop and bucket✔️
•Vacuum cleaner

Living room:
•A couch
•A coffee table
•Bookshelves
•Curtains, including curtain rod and curtains OR Blinds, including brackets at top of window
•Lamp, or floor lamp
•TV, including something to put it on such as a TV stand or small table
•CD storage
•DVD / VHS storage
•Optional paintings, photo frames, prints, plants, cushions, candles, ornaments to decorate

Bedroom

•Bed(!)✔️
•Mattress✔️
•Bedside table
•Bedside lamp
•Wardrobe
•Chest of drawers x2 ✔️
•Optional blanket box
•Bed sheets
•Duvet✔️
•Duvet cover and pillowcases✔️
•Pillows✔️
•Optional throw or cushions for your bed✔️
•Alarm clock
•Hangers for your clothes✔️
•Mirror – tip – a full length mirror is extra handy!

Bathroom:
•Shower Curtain, including shower rings to hang it from
•Towels, including bath towels, hand towels and face cloth✔️
•Towel rack
•Bathroom mat✔️
• Toilet Mat✔️
•Toilet brush✔️
•Plunger
•Toilet roll holder, and toilet roll
•Soap dish✔️
• Soap Dispenser✔️
•Optional weighing scales

Miscellaneous must haves

First-aid
•Plasters and bandages✔️
•Antibiotic ointment
•Thermometer
•Small scissors and tweezers✔️
•Over-the-counter painkillers

Safety first
•Smoke alarm
•Carbon monoxide alarm – find out more about this here
•Property alarm
•Torch
•Fire extinguisher
•Fire blanket

DIY and hardware

•Step ladder
•Plug Extension lead x2✔️
•Spare light bulbs
•Batteries
•Hammer
•Measuring tape✔️
•Drill
•Pliers
•Selection of screwdrivers
•Selection of screws

Laundry
•Washing machine, with optional dryer facility
•Clotheshorse for indoor drying
•Iron
•Ironing board and cover
•Laundry basket




I have ticked the few things I have already picked up and will use the list to create updated posts throughout the move.

Sorry this is a short post and pretty brief but hopefully it helps someone.


Much Love,
xoxo