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11.30.2014

Outfit Of The Day | KMC Beauty

So my last post was a FOTD and this post is a OOTD, normally i'm not into OOTD posts just because my blog is a beauty blog and I normally don't venture that much into fashion, but I got a new jacket that's definitely going to be a winter staple of mine this year and it inspired me to do this post.
I'm not sure if posts like this will be a one off but it definitely won't be a frequent thing here on my blog, like I said a beauty blog it is and a beauty blog it will primarily be.


Last week I went into Debenhams and typically I wasn't even looking for a new jacket, but I saw this pink and grey checked collarless coat in the Red Herring section and immediately wanted it. In store this was retailing at £65 however my friend told me I should check the price of it online as they were having a sale, when I checked the price online had been slashed to £32.50! I ended up buying it online in the end but I am glad I tried it on in store as it gave me a good indication of the size I needed to get, with these types of coats I always think they look nice slightly over-sized, normally I am a size 8 but I got a size 10. I will say that the photo online really does not do this jacket justice, if I hadn't of seen this in store first and had only seen it online I would DEFINITELY not of bought it. This coat only has a hook and eye fastening mid way up, I like to wear mine open so not having a zip or button fastening doesn't really bother me, the outside of the coat is super soft and the inside is lined with a silky feeling fabric. One must have on all my jackets is pockets, I have to have pockets for my phone and other things when i'm not carrying a bag, but also somewhere to put my hands in the colder weather, the two deep pockets on this coat are very handy.
I paired my jacket with a plain black long sleeved t-shirt from Matalan and my light wash Joni jeans from Topshop. Another favourite of mine during the colder months are my black leather boots from Warehouse, they are super comfy and go well with any look.

Coat / Red Herring - still on sale and still plenty in stock find it here
Top / Matalan - here
Jeans / Topshop (similar) - here
Boots / Warehouse - unfortunately no longer in stock on ASOS or the Warehouse website but I did find some that were incredibly similar by New Look and they are considerably cheaper than mine too. Find them here.

I hope you enjoyed my post, its something a little different here on my blog but hopefully whoever reads it will enjoy it anyways.




11.12.2014

Face Of The Day - KMC Beauty


This is a short and sweet post on my 'FOTD', I just loved my make-up so much today I wanted to share it with my small group of followers (and anyone else who might stumble upon my blog)
On one of my rare days off work I enjoy spending a little longer doing my make-up and getting to wear eye-shadow and lipstick, for some people this might be an everyday occurrence but for me on most day's it's a case of slap on the bare minimum and rush out the door.
To start with the face I use a mixture of EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation in the shade F200 with my MAC Pro Longwear foundation in the shade NC15 i'm not quite dark enough for the EX1 and not light enough for the Pro Longwear so mixing the two shades together gives me my perfect shade, I set my foundation with MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC20.
Onto eyebrows and I have been using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade for so long now, I love it, gives me a sharp brow and as it is waterproof it doesn't smudge all day which is perfect. The shade I use is 'Dark Brown'.
For the eyes all the shadows I used were from the Lorac Pro Palette 2, as a transition colour I used the shade 'Nectar' which is a matte burnt orange, through the crease and higher up on the lid I used 'Cocoa' which is a very deep brown shimmer shade, on the inner part of my lid I used 'Rosé' and on the outer V I used a tiny bit of 'Black' to add some depth. To finish the eyes I added 'Beige' as a brow bone highlight.
For my eyeliner I added a thin line of the Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner and for lashes I also used another Rimmel product, their new 'Wonder'full' Mascara which I am really enjoying.
To add a bronze glow to the face and a subtle contour I used Nars Bronzing Powder in 'Laguna'.
Finally the product that completed the whole look for me and a current favourite of mine at the moment, it's the Nars Audacious Lipstick in the shade 'Anna', I love these lipsticks so much the formula is amazing, super pigmented, long wearing and not drying on the lips. If you want to read an in depth review on the two lipsticks I picked up you can find that post here.

I hope you enjoyed my FOTD post, I would love to do more of these in the future I really enjoy getting glammed up even when i'm not doing anything worth getting glammed up for!