Monday, 27 June 2011

Review: Kat Von D, Kat Eye Brush Set

There’s no denying it, I’m a huge fan of Kat Von D. So when I found out about her make-up range, I was so excited! Her series, LA Ink, is shown later here in England and when I saw some episodes of her meeting with Sephora, I was so happy! You could see how motivated she was into the whole process of creating the range which I love seeing, rather than a celebrity putting their name on a product they don’t care about. If there’s one other talent Kat has other than tattooing it has to be make-up. Her make-up is always very bold, dark but also clean. It never looks over the top and she can always pull it off.

The packaging is very beautiful and has tattoo style flowers printed on the black case. The case closes and is held together by a magnetic popper. Inside, there is a little flap with Kat’s name and Sephora printed on, which keeps your brushes flat and clean. The bushes are placed in their own little slots, making it easier to keep the brushes organised. The material all together is very soft and light.

In the set there are 5 brushes. Angled shadow brush, blending brush, angled brow brush, smudge brush, flat eyeliner brush. When I saw the brushes I couldn’t wait to get started!
The brushes are so soft and easy to clean. The smudge brush is possibly my favourite, it picks up the shadows so well. The blending brush is fantastic to use afterwards and blends for ages. The angled shadow brush would be great for people that have bigger eyelids, this brush blends beautifully and you could achieve a beautiful shape around your eyelid.

I also used this brush to highlight just under my eyebrow and then blended the highlight into the purple colour. The flat eyeliner brush is very stiff, perfect for getting straight lines and creating any thickness of liner you desire. To be honest, I haven’t used the brow brush, I tend to leave my eyebrows but I have used it as an eyeliner brush. It is a little softer than the eyeliner brush and I think it’s great to use for the corners of your eyes.

The brushes are a perfect length to apply make-up with. They have the silver flower pattern, just like the case and Kat’s logo at the top, as you can see from the photo.

Overall, I am so impressed with the product. The packaging is beautiful and light weight so this would be easy to carry around in your bag for top ups. The brushes are so soft and strong, also create amazing application. My personal downfall to this product is that the whole range is not available outside of the US and Canada. Because of this, I had to search on Ebay, and the lowest I could get it for was £50. Where as, if Sephora shipped to the UK I could have bought it for £30. This doesn’t affect me too much as it is amazing value for money, but I would love to purchase her other products that I would have to pay extra for. I hope that they will ship everywhere soon as her products seem amazing quality. Apart from paying a lot, I am so, so happy with the product and highly recommend buying this! You will not be let down!

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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Fashion Show

I'm currently editing and choosing the photographs my friend took of our summer fashion show. I was a dresser back stage and man, was it tiring! My legs actually still hurt from standing and rushing all day! Trying to prepare all the lovely models is very underestimated indeed!
Nevertheless, I had so much fun and very proud of us all for doing so well and maintaining positive energy through out the 12 hour day! I had a blast!

More tomorrow, xo

Saturday, 18 June 2011

What I wore; new hair!


Lace tights - Dorthy Perkins
Knee high socks - Peacocks
White shirt - used to be my mum's

I'm really enjoying my new hair. It wasn't scary, I love changing my hair all the time, I used to have this cut when I was 5! haha
I just really needed a change.

My mum has lost a lot of weight recently and I went through her old clothes and saw this, thought it'd be perfect for the beach but ended up wearing it anyway! The sleeves had a terrible pattern on at the bottom, so I cut them off. I didn't hem them, as I like the natural, ethnic look (:

I have something exciting coming up soon, I can't wait to get it finished!

It's almost the end of college, I can't wait to interact with you guys more (:

Have a lovely weekend xo



Tuesday, 7 June 2011

What I wore; to college

Paramore bracelet -
Lace tights - Topshop
Owl necklace watch - Claire's accessories
Love necklace - Accsessorize
Brogues - River Island
Belt - H&M

This is my 'relaxing' outfit I wore today to college. Needed to be comfortable being sat at a machine for so long!

I love baggy clothing and belting it up!
I received my Paramore bracelet last week. If you don't know, I'm a huge fan of Paramore and I'm so lucky as the bracelet says one of my favourite lyrics 'you shine brighter, than anyone does.' From their first album (:

Just to let you guys know, I'm now on facebook! yay!
Here you can view all my artwork, paintings/drawings and so on, just thought it would be an easier place to store everything. xo

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Cats on fabric!

It's 3 weeks left until the fashion show! I'm so excited and nervous!
Yesterday I finished the printed mock up of my dress and starting to make the final dress tomorrow! I fitted it to the model and it looked awesome! I was very, VERY proud of myself.

I'm not going to show you the whole dress, just bits of it, as I want it to be a surprise when I've finished the final printed dress, and of course post photos of the dress going down the catwalk (:
I'll post all the details about the dress when I've finished! I'm really, really excited now!

The only thing I will say is, it's called The Bone Dress.
and I had a little interview about the dress which I hope will be posted soon!
These are the small details, as you can see, my print is, my own design of black cats (hand printed!) and the skirt and elbows are pointed. On the shoulder, I top stitched the fabric so it'll point out more and shoulder pads will be put in on the final dress so it'll stand out!

I can't wait to show you more! xo

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