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Loving this week...

Vintage-inspired eyes -  I have been watching Lisa Eldridge's vintage make-up inspired videos recently which got me curious as to what people wore back in the days. 

If I'd have been in the 60's/70's, I would have loved to rock this look. It is an understated version of what they used to do in those times.

I chose a pastel blue with a satiny finish so it does not look as harsh as a matte colour. Following the winged eyeliner trend  in those days, I attempted a winged out liner too but smudged it to create a softer effect. And a white colour on the waterline never fails to brighten a look. Strong brows were really a huge trend then, so I attemtped to thicken the shape of my brows without making them appear sketched.



Dusky Blushers -  I am seriously in love with deeper blush colours as the summer has arrived. Raspberry tones are especially my favourite. Currently I am in love with Sleek's Blusher in Sunrise. It is a beautiful reddish copper with shimmer.

It contours and defines the cheeks automatically as well as giving that pop of colour. I have no idea why this shade is so underrated? There is absolutely nothing about it which would make it unwearable for those with paler skin tones as well, so don't judge it by the colour in the pan.
 



Nude Nails - This one is Sheer Peche by Orly and is a gorgeous flesh toned nude color with a hint of peach-pink in it, meaning it will not give your hands a washed out effect and is more likely to flatter most skin tones. Plus it has a gorgeous glossy finish to it and lasts for a good few days. I am wearing three coats below however one-two coats gives a natural french manicure effect which is quite pretty. 

French manicure in a bottle? Pretty much I would say!



These dinky 5.3ml bottles are available in Boots in 48 colours for £5 each. Hard to resist on a trip down to Boots I must say. I love their range of shades. Aren't they super cute?


What have you been loving in this scorching week in London girls?
Karen said...

Oh I need that nail polish in life and in my collection! I am on the hunt for a peach nail varnish and am gonna have to check this out :) Love the Sleek blush too, it makes your cheekbones look amazing,gonna check that out tomorrow on my visit to Superdrug :)

Kaushal said...

I have Orly's Va Va Voom on - It's the most amazing Neon pink!! x

Sana said...

Omg you are so pretty! I love the blue! Most people stay away from blue eye shadows but I think they are gorgeous!


xoxo

indianmakeupways said...

that nail polish looks amazing!!!

giang said...

I love it!!! You're so pretty!!!!

fantastic said...

her videos have been so inspiring lately! i love the Biba-inspired ones :)

The blush looks great--a nice move away from the common peach/pink shades that have been going around lately. I picked one up that is similar to this, but by Tarte.

Glamorous Barbie ♥ said...

Love your blush..looks amazing on you
btw you are gorgeous !

Imo said...

Orly in boots! perfect! Ill have to get down there and have a look he he. I love that nude peach, it looks lovely on your skin tone x

PinkSweetSz said...

Wow shifa, You make up never fails to amaze me!! Love the blue! x

Sundari ♡ said...

love it! you look amaaaazing! adore that blush on you :) xxxx

River said...

Gorgeous colour nail polish's! I prefer the more subtle/pastel shades at the moment.

Hussy said...

That blusher is really pretty! I should venture more out of my pale pinks and peaches.

Rai said...

You look gorgeous!

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

Oh I love the eye makeup, so pretty! And you're right, the Sleek blush is lovely ;) x

roshas said...

You look stunning! I love that blusher on you xx

[THE BEAUTY DIARIES] said...

I am loving that eyeshadow colour! Must find me some of that

xoxo

graphology said...

The Blush looks so gorgeous on you :-)

Get Gawjus! said...

thank you for the lovely comments girls :)

Val said...

Oh my goodness, that Sleek blush looks so amazing on you! I'm gonna look into it :)

ClassyandFabulous said...

LOVE the minty eye

liloo said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, the smoke liner on the mint: very original and flawless
liloo/@tsunimee

Cynthia Z said...

Wow loving the vintage eye! So pretty! The blush and nail polish are pretty too. ALL pretty :)

♥xx♥

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