Make Up Looks Inspired By The 60’s – Guest Post

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Cat-eye glasses, big earrings, mini-skirts, bold geometric patterns, the white eye shadow, exaggerated creases and the big, doll-like eyelashes are recognizable trade-marks of the ‘60s. Fashion icons like Edie Sedgwick, Twiggy, Mary Quant, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot and many others, were trendsetters of their time and left significant influence which is still relevant. They were brave, nasty and glamorous; they had good-girl-gone-bad-sexy style and confidence the size of a mountain – and everyone wanted a piece of it.

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Twenty Top Tips

Here’s a few tips to give you a helping hand with your hair, make up and fashion.

 

  1. Tight squeeze into your new heels? Spray deodorant/Batiste Dry Shampoo or powder onto your feet and they’ll slip in without any trouble.
  2. If you’re not great at winged eyeliner then create a stencil on your eyelid with masking tape/sellotape and peel it off once you’ve filled in the wing.
  3. Leave conditioner in the ends of your hair over night for dry and split ends then wash it off in the morning, you’ll notice the difference after a week or so!
  4. Head massages help your hair grow, treat yourself every now and then.
  5. For dry and chapped lips, take a toothbrush, put a little bit of Vaseline on the bristles and exfoliate your lips to remove all of the dead skin cells.
  6. To make it look as though your eyes aren’t so close-set, concentrate on the outer eye make up and if you have wide-set eyes, concentrate on the inner eye.
  7. In order to make your lips seem fuller, apply lip gloss in a downward motion.
  8. If you get acne on one side of your face, it might be down to your mobile, so don’t just clean your face, clean your phone.
  9. To make your nail varnish last even longer, dip your nails in vinegar and let them air dry before coating them with varnish. *Do not do this if you have any open sores around your nails*
  10. Keep eye drops handy, not  just for dry eyes but as an emergency spot treatment, it reduces both swelling and redness.
  11. Olive Oil is the answer to many women’s prayers; it’s a make up remover, hair conditioner, facial cleanser and strengthens nails all in one!
  12. Having a cactus in your room will soak up the toxins in the air so that your skin doesn’t.
  13. Whilst wearing bright and colourful make up, wear a nude lipstick so it doesn’t look like there’s too much going on on such a small canvas.
  14. Shave after standing under warm water for a few minutes, this will soften the hair and open the follicles so that the razor doesn’t pull.
  15. Don’t brush curls with a brush, comb through them with your fingers. This will give your hair an added lift without removing the curls.
  16. To prevent your skin from drying and cracking, apply a moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower, bath, sea or pool.
  17. Instead of applying a self tanning lotion straight onto your skin, mix it with a few drops of moisturizer then proceed to tan, this will stop your knees and ankles looking darker than the rest of your leg as well as blend the colour more evenly.
  18. Lookout for foundations with SPF. This will protect you from the sun but be careful, it can also make you appear very ghost like in pictures.
  19. Dab toothpaste onto a pimple in order to dry it out.
  20. CLEAN YOUR MAKE UP BRUSHES! Dirty brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria and they can often cause breakouts on your skin.

 

There’s a Difference Between Greasy and Glowing

Being a sufferer of oily skin myself, Summer isn’t exactly my favourite time of year.
Summer is a time for beach days, barbeques and birthday parties, but you don’t want to attend any of these looking like you’ve been washing your face with “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”. Along with this, oily skin is prone to breaking out in spots and we all know how stressful that can be when we need to look our best the next day!

Alas, ladies, I have found a few simple and affordable solutions. For those of you who struggle with the daily greasiness of oily skin then read on because no longer will your face be seeping oils ten minutes after you shower once you’ve purchased “Simple Oil Balancing Exfoliating Wash”. This product alone will change your facial texture from dewy shine to cleansed natural glow. “Simple” is definitely my go-to brand when I need to stock up on my face wash.

Now that we’ve sorted the scrub situation, it’s time to go from the girl at the party who’s “sticky as sweets” to the Cinderella who’s make up lasts well after midnight. Every girl deserves to look good whilst they dance the night away at house parties, birthdays or even weddings, therefore, it is a necessity to have a good 24 hour foundation. Once again, this means the girls with oily skin as well.

The answer to all of your problems is “FashionistA Secret Mattifying Matte Primer”. Okay, so £10 just for a primer may be a little steep for some but it is well worth it for more than one reason. Suitable for oily to combination skin types, this primer helps your foundation cling to your face and last longer than most as well as giving it that smooth, natural matte finish.

Now, to top off the dilemma of having unfortunately oily skin, I suggest you get your hands on “Revlon Colourstay Foundation”, I’ve tried a lot of foundations over the years to try and hide my dewy facial texture and out of all the products i’ve colllected throughout my teenage years, Revlon’s formula comes out on top every time.

If none of these work on your skin then browse for differnet products, always keep your eyes open for products that state they’re for “Oily to Combination skin types” as these are the products you’ll make the most progress with.

Good luck cuties,

Courtney.

Simple Oil Balancing Facial Wash

FashionistA Secret Mattifying Matte Primer

Revlon Colourstay Foundation