MOTD || #BreastCancerAwareness

For my first ever #MakeupOfTheDay post I have decided to something extra special… support the #WearItPink campaign as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I don’t think it would surprise anyone I know that my make-up bag (and wardrobe!) features a hell of a lot of pink. Just yesterday my housemate joked about how she was hanging up her washing which looked ‘so dull and morbid’ compared to my bright hanging clothes of various shades of pink and coral. I love the colour, who cares if it’s winter?!

Inside my make-up bag…

Pink lipstick and blushers are a staple beauty item especially bright coral shades for the summer and subtle candy pastel shades for the winter.

Tried and tested PINK must-haves

My personal favourites and key pink essentials for my make-up bag are my No7 blusher in Coral Blush and my Mac lipstick in PLINK. I would definitely recommend these products to anyone and also for you all to get on and do your #MOTD blog post for Breast Cancer Awareness and donate online.

Love Leeanna xo

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Beauty sale haul at the office!

It’s not everyday you get an amazing beauty haul like this for just £2 and without having to barely move from your desk at work. That is definitely one of the perks of where I work- the Notebook Magazine’s beauty team will occasionally hold a sale of beauty products featuring make-up, pamper gift sets, fake tan, hair treatments and it’s not just the cheap stuff either they’re all the fab brands too! I’m not great at maths but 5 things, that wouldn’t necessarily be in my current spending budget, for just £2 is an amazing deal!

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What I’ve added to my beauty bag:

Morrocon argon oil- I love nourishing my hair with argon oil every now and then and since i’ve been using it I’ve definitely seen a huge improvement to my dry, damaged, bleached and split-ended hair! So i’m very glad I now have some more.

Barry M Nail Varnish- I’ve wanted to try Barry M’s new ‘Sunset Daylight Curating’ collection for a while now and I particularly loved this colour. Blue shades are always a favourite of mine for all-season manicures and this totally stood out to me! I was letting no-one at work get their hands on this as soon as I saw it. I coudln’t wait to try it out and was so pleased when I used it- the paint literally dried in about 30 seconds. Didn’t even need to fear about smudging!

Co Lab Dry Shampoo- I thought this miniature bottle would be perfect for taking to Ibiza as I can only take a small amount of luggage for the journey. Dry shampoo is definitely a hair essential especially for the occasional on-the-go greasy hair days! This one smells gorgeous too with its lush fresh summer smell.

No 7 Nail Varnish- I don’t think there has ever come a summer season when i’ve not worn coral nail varnish, either on my toes or my fingers, it’s always been a summer must-have shade for me!

Bare Minerals Primer I was so happy when I saw this in the make-up box as I had literally just days before ran out of mine at home! I love using this before nights out for that extra coverage and it really helps keep your make-up on all night- without having to worry about doing a touch up.

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I’d never been to one of the sales before but oh my god it was carnage! Women were coming from everywhere- huge bags at the ready to get their bargains. I would have probably came out with a hell of a lot more if it wasn’t so claustrophobic and their wasn’t so much wrist slapping in the make-up bins! Next time I’m going to go in all guns blazing!

Love Leeanna xo

London Fashion Weekend

As a cheeky treat I bought my sister and I tickets to the Saturday event of London Fashion Weekend and we loved every minute of our girly and glamorous day.

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The venue was Somerset House in London and we headed there for 1.30pm. I have to admit, even just the building looked lush let alone all the fashionistas that were there- pink lights filled the arch way ceilings as you walked through the entrance. It was v.cute.

 

ImageWhat I wore:                                                                                                            

  • Floral Dress Topshop                                                                              
  • Cream Waistbelt New Look                                                        
  • Black Fur Coat Topshop                                                                                   
  • Bowler Hat River Island                                                                  
  • Black Ankle Boots Debenhams                                                                             

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What my sis wore:             

  • Cream Coat New Look
  • Black Leotard Boohoo
  • Black Leather Skirt H&M
  • Leopard Print Scarf Accesorize
  • Black Pumps Primark

 

 

 

 

The first thing we did was of course SHOP. There so many little pop-up shops for independent boutiques, designers and creatives. There was jewlerry, denim, Levis, fur, coats, hats, steam pressers, Maybelline, Toni & Guy hair salon, OH and you can’t forget the Bueno lounge of massages and free choc. We couldn’t resist grabbing a freebie white Bueno- yummy!

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After our shopping spree and trying on and awing over lots of beautiful jewlerry and clothes we went off to watch the catwalk of Julien Macdonald’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. WOW. So much sparkle! The garments definitely dazzled me- I just wanted to rip the outfits of the models, well no not quite rip they were way to perfect to ruin, but just gently and sneakily steal them.

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The amazing Julien Macdonald was the designer of the striking and dazzling dresses Ellie Goulding has worn on X-factor and to the Brit Awards just last week. Aren’t they just fab?!

Not only did we see the live catwalks but we got to attend fashion event talks in the Vodafone Live Lounge too.

The first talk was with the winner of Women In the Making, which is a competition for women who are creatives and designers who are looking to start/or have opened their own business. The winner of the competition receives money to support their business and make it grow, OH and they get to be mentored by famous female fashion designers, chefs, models and inspirations. Very very cool.

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The last talk we went to was with the amazing fashion journalist Hillary Alexander OBE. It was so interesting hearing her experience of starting out in journalism years ago when everyone was writing on typewriters compared to today’s generation of everybody tweeting wherever they go. She told us all about her favorite catwalks, designers who inspire her, and about her life as a fashion journalist. That lady has had one very cool life.

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Before we left we just had to have the #CanonFashion experience! These were the images taken to create a 3D video picture that was emailed to us looking like my sister and I were flying cheerleaders. We loved it!

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Overall we had such a lush day, I’d definitely go back again- just look at my goodie bag! Inside our Julien Macdonald tote we grabbed Elle magazine, a Kinder Bueno, a Muller light yogurt and just because I was on Vodafone I got a red nail varnish for free. Not too bad eh?!

Can’t beat bareMinerals

Can't beat bareMinerals

bareMinerals is my favourite make up. I bought the new start up kit a couple of weeks ago and I’m so glad I saved up my money to buy the make up again, you just can’t beat it.

The new set is the same as the original starter kit but has a larger foundation pot rather than two smaller ones of different colour matches.

At just £50 for a large pot of foundation, a warmer, mineral veil, a primer and all three brushes, you can’t really go wrong!

Love this flawless make up.

My published report in the Bournemouth Daily Echo

My published report in the Bournemouth Daily Echo

I went behind the scenes of the recent pre-launch event that showcased a taste of what South Coast Fashion Week is bringing to Bournemouth next Spring. SCFW aims to be ‘as big as the clothes show’. The pre-launch was showcased by LMP Models Boutique and there were V.I.P guest appearances from famous Southamton footballers: Adam Lallana, James Beatie and Billy Sharp who strutted the runway. Local talented musicians also performed on the night.