Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Outfit Inspiration for your Winter Hat and Boots

By Elaine Scully Styling

A little outfit inspiration for your Winter Hats and boots. I put this together last week and forgot to post it....tut tut....I deserve a slap on the hand. Anyway hope you like

The Hat

Catarzi Exclusive to ASOS Floppy hat €45.55

The Boots

Black Suedette Chunky Heel Over the Knee Book €49.99 New Look
Available in sizes 5 to 9

Look One team your hat and boots with a luxury leopard print coat and black skater dress

Faux Fur Leopard Coat €90 A|wear
Available in sizes 6 to 16

South Skater Dress €35 Littlewoods Ireland
Available in sizes 8 to 24

Look Two add a splash of colour with a red silky blouse and longline biker coat

Black Contrast Collar Longline Biker Coat €64.95
Available in sizes 8 to 18

Red Leopard Print Silky Blouse €37 River Island
Available in sizes 8 to 18

Dark Wash Mona Skinny Jeans €32 A|wear
Available in sizes 8 to 18

Which look would you choose?

Happy Shopping :)
Elaine xx

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Big Eyebrows: They're Here to Stay!

by Anne Hutton Makeup & Beauty, Carlow

Ladies, the "big brow" trend isn't going anywhere, so if you are considering growing out your brows now is the time!
Here is my guide to getting big beautiful brows, and all the cheats...

1. Treat your Brows like you Treat your Hair.

How can you expect to have full healthy brows if you you don't treat them with care? Condition your eyebrows with a good quality brow conditioning product.

Splurge: Talika Eyebrow Lipocils

Saver: Ardell Lash and Brow Growth Accelerator

2. Professional Shaping.

Shaping the brow properly to suit your face shape and natural brow shape is very important. Your brow technician will leave the hairs in place that are needed to thicken up brows, and merely tidy up the brow and re-shape as necessary. It may take a couple of visits before they are at their best.
Book in with an experienced brow expert, such as me ;-)  and have your brows professionally shaped and tidied, and tinted if necessary.

Splurge: HD Brows brand (see HD Brow website)
Saver: A good quality Eyebrow Tint & Shape & Tidy (the very same thing, but emphasis on "good" as there are poor quality products & services out there also!)

3. Big Doesn't Have to Mean Bushy.

Keep your brows well groomed, and hold in place with a brow gel  by combing through and shaping, or use hairspray sprayed directly onto a clean mascara wand and brushed through brows- cheap and cheerful!

Splurge: Benefit Speedbrow

Saver: Ardell Brow Sclupting Gel

4. Fill in the Gaps.

Even after tinting you may have some gaps that need to be filled in. Use brow pencil, or a powder in the correct colour. Blend in by brushing through gently with a brow brush.

5. Highlight the brow bone

Do this discreetly, nothing shimmery or shiny. Use a light creamy textured brow highlighter such as Benefit High Brow (or a light coloured concealer) to highlight the brow bone and give a great brow shape, also giving coverage to small hairs while growing out the brows.


Try this out, and leave a comment or tick a box if you found this helpful.
Anne xx


Monday, September 9, 2013

Luxurious Monday Treats from the Boohoo Boutique Collection

By Elaine Scully Styling

It's Monday again and I've been thinking of ways to cheer myself up and then I remembered that today is the launch day of the Autumn/Winter 2013 Boohoo Boutique Collection :) Get an eyeful of these guys.....I love each and every piece for their jewel tones, ladylike cuts and rich fabrics, making them perfect for a Monday treat when only something luxurious will do

It was almost impossible to make this decision but I have narrowed down my wish list to 4 pieces that I can mix and match to create 4 looks. And of course the outfit options will be endless when I introduce them to my own wardrobe

1 Boutique Maddy Brocaide Scalloped Hem Peplum Top €38
Available in sizes 8 to 16

2 Boutique Trudie Jacquard PVC Pencil Skirt €38
Available in sizes 8 to 14

3 Boutique Josie Contrast Collar Flower & Diamante Trim shirt €30
Available in sizes 8 to 16

4 Boutique Tamsin Brocade 7/8th Trousers €45
Available in sizes 8 to 16

What are your favourite pieces??

Happy Shopping :)
Elaine xx

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Is the Tartan Trend for you?

By Elaine Scully Styling

I love putting together outfit inspiration boards and when I came across this pic of Victoria Beckham wearing a kilt I just had to see what tartan treats I could find online.

1 Rosie tartan ankle strap perspex mid heel €30
Available in sizes 3 to 8

2 ASOS PORTLAND platforms €58.56
Available in sizes 3 to 9

3 ASOS brushed tartan check jumper with chiffon back €52.05
Available in sizes 4 to 18

4 Red check jacquard high waisted leggings €30 River Island
Available in sizes 6 to 18

5 Black and grey check panel pencil skirt €22.99 New Look
Available in sizes 8 to 18

6 Check tee shirt €47 Warehouse
Available in sizes 6 to 16

So what do you think, is this a trend you'd like to check off your autumn/winter shopping list? 

Happy Shopping
Elaine xx

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Winter Coat

By Elaine Scully Styling

Haven't made the most important purchase of the season yet? then catch an eyeful of my favourite outerwear trends for autumn/winter 2013

The Trend - Burgundy
Definitions double sleeve coat €114 Littlewoods Ireland
Available in sizes 8 to 20

The Trend - The Parka
Khaki 3 in 1 faux fur parka jacket €135 River Island
Available in sizes 6 to 18

The Trend - Monochrome
Glamorous car coat in monochrome zip zap print €84.58
Available in sizes 6 to 14

The Trend - Faux Fur
Grey faux fur PU sleeve jacket €96 Next
Available in sizes 6 to 22

The Trend - The Cape
Melton cape €97 Warehouse
Available in sizes S, M and L

Happy Shopping :)
Elaine xx

Monday, September 2, 2013

Correct Skin Cleansing Tip!

by Anne Hutton Makeup & Beauty, Carlow

THE WRONG WAY: Do you, like many women, pump a little cleanser onto a cotton pad then wip over the skin on your face? Well, I can tell you that you are wasting your cleanser and not even getting a properly cleansed skin! All this does is wipes the surface clean, and does not get right into those pores...

THE RIGHT WAY: A more effective way of cleansing is to pump you cleanser onto your finger tips, massage the cleanser directly into your skin using small circular movements, then remove with damp cotton pads. This works the cleanser (be it a cream, lotion or oil) into the skin, loosens up any dirt and makeup, then it all gets wiped away properly with the damp cotton pad. It also aids the skin's micro-circulation, boosting your skin's natural repairing, detoxing and firming.
Follow with a suitable toner to remove any residue, and moisturise well. Use an eye cream around the eye area.

Try this at home yourselves, and why not leave us a comment if you found it useful!
Anne xx

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