Glitter Glam

Hey guys, 

I don’t normally write beauty posts but I wanted to tak about something a little different this week.  

For my birthday weekend I decided to get my makeup done by the talented Kaeleigh Baister who you can find on Instagram @kaeleighbaister. 

As I don’t usually don’t wear a lot of makeup I wanted to go for a look that stood out … and what stands out more than glitter and shimmer? With that in mind we decided on going for a smoky look with gold and silver glitter on the crease and underneath my eyes. 

For the base we went for a matte 24 hour long lasting finish. I usually rely on brands like Nars or Mac for long wearing foundation. I have sensitive skin too and I still find these brands to have great results. My skin never gets dried out or irritated either which is a plus. 

The foundation I am currently using is Nars  all day luminous foundation. I couldn’t recommend it more, especially because of the various shades it comes in to match your completction. You can find it here: 

https://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/beauty/nars-cosmetics-all-day-luminous-weightless-foundation/d555274.pd?ef_id=Wa0NAwAAAEm@aOn9:20170904082123:s#216677639&_$ja=tsid:44970%7Ccid:207268315%7Cagid:10145161315%7Ctid:pla-305357118879%7Ccrid:198539740202%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:314451671060075628%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o4%7Cmt:

I tend to mix and match my makeup with drugstore brands as well as more high end ones like Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay, Mac and Nars.

I always rely on Bobbi Brown for a good bronzer. It is always lightweight on your skin and leaves a great finish. You can find the link to this below. 

http://m.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/15514/8166/best-sellers/bobbis-top-10/bronzing-powder?cm_mmc=GoogleBase-_-ShoppingFeed-_-Best-Sellers-_-BobbisTop10&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz_HilIyL1gIVhLztCh3r3Q57EAQYASABEgJKvfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=COD8k5qMi9YCFduLUQodoz8DCw

For eyes I definitely love Urban Decay! I tend to use all the Naked Palettes and I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Naked Heat one. All the warm tones are perfect for fall coming.

 If you are ever looking for affordable eye shimmer/glitter, you should check out Kiko Milano’s glitter eyeliner and shimmer pots. They are amazing. The eyeliner only retails at £6.90 and the shimmer pots £12.90. It should definitely be on everyone’s wish list. 

Finally, for lipstick I tend to use gloss or pencil liners. However I do love Charlotte Tilburry’s lipsticks. They come in the most amazing shades. Currently I wear Stoned Rose which is the perfece nude/red shade. You can find it below:

http://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/k-i-s-s-i-n-g-stoned-rose.html

You can see my final makeup look for Saturday. I loved it! Definitely check out Kaeleigh Baisters work on Instagram for makeup ideas and bookings.

Alana xo

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Casual T and Blazer

Hey, 

So recently I’ve been keeping my eye out for staple pieces for the A/W seasons approaching. 

With the sales being on, I was browsing on Topshops clearance and came across a black loose fitted blazer that was exactly what I was looking for… even better it was reduced from £49 to just £10!

I love the gold button details and how you can wear it as a top as it wraps over when it fastens. It also features slits in the sleeve which is a great style detail, perfect if you like accessorising with bracelets and watches that you want to be visible.

There’s still sizes 8,10 and 12 in store so be sure to grab yours quickly. I’ll attach a link below. 


I also fell in love with the Milan T shirt by the brand Tee and Cake in Topshop, it’s so simple yet chic and perfect for dressing up or down. It is definitely a great staple piece, especially for £18.



You can find the link to both items below!

BLAZER:

https://m.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/split-cuff-blazer-6196145

T-SHIRT:

https://m.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/milan-slogan-t-shirt-by-tee-cake-6755903

Happy Sunday,

Alana xo

Sian Paris Boutique

Good Morning,

Today’s post is about my recent collaboration with Sian Paris Boutique.

You can find the boutique on Buchanan Street in Glasgow. It is positioned on the second floor of Argyll Arcade and it is such a cute space.

From cute tops, bottoms, co-ordinates, dresses, shoes and accessories … Sian’s Boutique is the perfect place to shop for something stylish and quirky.

On Wednesday, I went into the store to try on some pieces that I liked and I ended up trying on most of the things in the shop hahah! Everything is so nice.

my favourite set was a cream co-ord you can see below. The top is loose fitted and features long sleeves with slits at the side and a V neckline. The high waisted palazzo bottoms feature pleats at the front for an added style feature.

This set is £50. It would be perfect for any occasion whether your dressing the outfit up or down. It is so comfy as well which is an extra bonus!

I also fell in love with the baby pink summer dress that features ruffle details, a V neckline and a tie back.


This dress is retailing at £38 and is a complete style steal for your wardrobe. I can’t wait to take it on my next holiday … it’s so cute and would look great in the sun.

If you are in Glasgow you should definitely visit, otherwise take a look on Sian’s website that I will link you to below.

https://www.sianparisboutique.com/

Also you can use code ‘alana10’ for 10% discount on items.

Have a great weekend,

Alana xo 

SWATCH : SKIN Collection #YOURMOVE

Hey guys,

Recently I have teamed up with the Swiss watch brand, Swatch to review the brand’s new SKIN collection range.

I was invited to a bloggers event at the Swatch store in Glasgow on Buchanan Street where each of us got to try on all of the watches from the new collection and I’m in love.

The idea for the SKIN range was to mark a new era for the brands thinnest watch line. It takes inspiration from the unknown, the beauty of movement and the anticipation of change. The collection is unisex and includes different face sizes too.

After trying the watches on, I was in minimalist heaven making my decision on what one to choose so much harder.

As I have a few classic watches I decided to go for a more sporty/chic style of watch and after a long decision making process I chose this one you can see below.

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The misty rose dial features diamanté crystals around the drill points that make it look really classic yet suitable for everyday wear.

When I tried this watch on I couldn’t believe just how light it was, you wouldn’t even notice it being on your wrist like you do with other watches. I wear mine all of the time now, especially to the gym.




The look of the watch comes together with the misty rose matte silicone strap, loop and buckle.

I usually find it hard to find a watch that fits my wrist size, the buckle holes in this watch have good size variations meaning if you want to wear it loose or tight, you have the option.

The watches come in so many different styles with one to suit everyone’s tastes.

You can see the other styles of watches from the range below and can find them via this link:

http://shop.swatch.com/en_gb/skin?gclid=CI-5nePWhtUCFQ4TGwod92YJ2Q&gclsrc=aw.ds#/home/

I would definitely recommend checking them out if you are looking for a timeless piece to add to your watch collection.

Alana xo

When In Capri

Good Morning, 

Recently, I just came back from my holiday in Italy and it was AMAZING!

Whilst I was there I went to Sorrento, Positano and Capri which are all as great as each other. 

One of my favourite places was Capri. If you are going to Italy I would definitely recommend taking the ferry over for the day to explore the place … especially all of the designer shops! 

Whilst I was there, I bought this new royal blue bikini from the Italian brand, Calzedonia which is one of my new favourites. The fit of the bikinis are great. You can check out the brand via the link below.
https://uk.calzedonia.com/

The views from the strip of restaurants are amazing. You can go on boat tours around Capri or you can rent your own as well. 

I still can’t get over how amazing the designer shops are… 

My next posts will be about the rest of my trip. Can’t wait to share with you all. 

Alana xo 

That Pink Boutique Dress

Good Morning,

Today’s post is about my recent dress I bought from Pink Boutique for a wedding reception I was at last weekend.

I am always apprehensive about purchasing clothing online as I have had a few disasters which I am sure you can all relate to haha!

I came across the website ‘Pink Boutique’ and I couldn’t recommend the brand more. The dress I ordered looked exactly as it did online, it was also very affordable and can be worn for lots of different occasions whether your going out with friends, a family party or going to a wedding like I was.




I acessorised this look with silver jewellery with a black clutch and heels.

The dress I’m wearing can be found here, it’s a complete style steal for just £25

https://www.pinkboutique.co.uk/take-the-plunge-navy-lace-trim-plunge-bodycon-dress.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shop&utm_campaign=feed&gclid=CKndhc6S1tQCFQq3GwodA4MGRg

You can find the Kurt Gieger heels I’m wearing from the link below. They are definitely my new favourites as they give a lot of height, I love the cross over strap detail too.

https://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/shoes/sandals/platforms/nanette-black-suede-kg-kurt-geiger


I hope you all have the best weekend.

Alana xo

The Beginning Of Spring

Hi guys, 

Tonight’s post is about my favourite season of the year and yesterday’s day out with my mum to celebrate Mothers Day! 

Who else is glad that Spring is finally here? Seeing the blossoms on trees and nice weather coming in is getting me so excited for the Easter Holidays! I can’t believe it’s almost April already, this year is going by so quickly. 

To celebrate Mothers Day yesterday, I treated my mum to a bouncy blow dry at a new salon opened up in Glasgow, Clarkston Southside called ASH and I cannot recommend the salon enough. The place is so cute and quirky with a modern vibe and lots of rose gold details (which I am obsessed by). The hairdressers are great too and both mine and my mums hair has remained bouncy for two days! You can check out the salons Instagram at @ashprohair to see all of the lovely hairstyles they have done previously. For those of you that live nearby you should definitely go and try it out whether your going for hair, makeup or nails. 


Since it was sunny, me and my mum spent the afternoon in the City and went to a bar called The Social for lunch as well as doing some shopping … we ended up buying lots of makeup instead of clothes which is unusual for us hahah! 


(Sporting my bouncy blow dry) I finally got to wear my fringed jacket again since it wasnt freezing for once. This one is from Hollister. I accessorised with my Michel Kors gold chain mini cross body, Chloe sunnies and gold chain from New Look. 


For once I wasn’t wearing any black which is a miracle! I opted for skinny denim jeans, a cream body suit (River Island) and brown MK sandals, accessories and jacket. 

Below I have styled a similar look with all items being from River Island! 

http://www.riverisland.com


I hope you all had a lovely weekend and have a good week ahead 

Goodnight 

Alana xo