Summer Sunset Make-Up Tutorial

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

So I was inspired by the summer sunset to create this make-up look, not super wearable I know but I am a huge fan of creative, bright make-up. Summer is the perfect time to experiment so if you've been reading my blog for a little while you'll know that I'm obsessed with the Urban Decay Electric Palette, which I've already created 3 different make-up tutorials on and have so many ideas! 
 Obviously you don't necessarily have to invest in the Urban Decay palette (although it is beautiful), I'm sure they are some brands such as stargazer, Barry M that have some similar dupes, let me know in the comments if you've found any dupes! 

So this was the look that I came up with...

Products Used:

- MAC Prep & Prime Skin Base Visage - link
- Nars Sheer Glow 'Santa Fe' - link
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer 'NW25' - link
- Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder 'Translucent' - link

Colour & Definition
- Jane Bronzer - link
- MAC 'Peaches' Blusher - link
- NYX Blush 'Taupe' - link
- MAC MSF 'Soft & Gentle' - link

- MAC 'Painterly' Paintpot - link
- Yellow Greasepaint from my college kit (any bright red-yellow tone cream base will work)
- Urban Decay Electric Palette; Thrash, Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, Urban - link
- YSL Eyeliner - link
- Loreal Volume Million Lashes Excess Mascara - link
- Eldora Lashes (can't find the number, but any lashes of your preference will work)
- Maybelline Gel Eyeliner - link

-Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 'Nude Delight' - link

You can watch the tutorial here;

Overall, I'm really pleased with how this eye make-up look turned out, it's rather eye-catching to say the least! What are your thoughts?

Have a lovely day and go experiment with some fun summer colours!

Festival Fashion Inspo

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Festivals.. The one time every year when you can really really go nuts and experiment with make-up and fashion! This is the outfit I decided to rock to EDC festival. I love the flowers and the pom-pom detailing, this outfit just screams festival and I loved it so much!

It's official, pom-poms are in.

For make-up I decided to rock some blue eyeshadow with a green gem on both outer corners of my eye, right below my eyebrows. I glued this on with some revlon eyelash glue and it really did stay on all day! I used mainly 'Gonzo' from the Urban Decay Electric Palette (blogpost here).

I got my nails done a few days before the festival and wanted them to scream 'i like bright colours and loud music' so I went for a coral colour, some UV glitter on the ring finger and polkadots on the 'pointer' finger as I like to call it.


Co-ordinate set: Missguided
Sunnies: Primark (I actually lost these on the day!)

I also filmed a summer lookbook at the beautiful location 'Horwood House' in Milton Keynes where I stayed at for the weekend.

You can watch this here:

I hope you enjoyed this little fashion post! Expect more of these in the future, so don't forget to give my blog a little follow so you're the first to know of any new posts!

So... question of the post.. what's making you inspired for festival fashion?

Have a lovely day!

Shivon xoxo

Missguided Wishlist - July '14

Saturday, 19 July 2014


Missguided has got to be one of my most favourite affordable online retailers ever. I'm always going online to the new in section at least 3 days a week, there is always something I'm lusting after on there! Damn you missguided, making my bank balance feel bad!

Item #1 - The Caged Swing Dress

The sleeves on this would be simple skater style dress really intrique me. I don't think i've ever seen cut outs like this on the sleeves before - imagine the tan lines! I think this dress is simple with an edge and is a really pretty purple colour, definitely keeping this on my bookmarks till I go ahead and purchase!

Item #2 - Snakeskin Pumps
These are awesome. So affordable too, and they look kind of smart with the white sole too I think. I love shoes that are so easy to just chuck on and still looks like you've put some sort of thought into your outfit.

Item #3 - Crochet Shell Top

I think this is such a cute little summer and general wardrobe staple. If I get around to purchasing this, I will be pairing it with either some bang on trend ripped jeans, a cute little midi skirt or even shorts.

Item #4 - Ripped Jeans

If you saw my blogpost on how i made my own ripped jeans, you'll know i'm still on the hunt for a perfect pair. These look just about right, although I wish there was just a tad more high-waisted! I might buy these when I have some more money to spare and see how they fit. I'll keep you posted.

Item #5 - Floral Funky Trousers

O-em-gee how funky are these! These remind me of something you would sport to the airport, comfort and style in one. These scream holiday! So cute paired with a white top and sandals for the day, then paired with some heels and a leather jacket combo for the night-time.

Conclusion: I am Shivon Johnstone and I am addicted to Missguided.

See you in the next blogpost! Happy blogging!

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