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Can you Rock a Red Lip this Valentines?

Red lips valentines day makeupAs  much as we all would love to pull off a gorgeous deep red lipstick to seduce anyone whose eyes fall upon us, the truth is, it’s just not that easy and if we aren’t careful, we will more than likely scare away all of those wandering eyes if we pick the wrong colour.

So here is the rule of thumb, I’m not saying that you MUST stick to these rules, there are a few who can break the rule depending on the balance they can create with their eye makeup and even their eye colour.

Red lips valentines day makeup penelope-cruz-red-lipstickIf you have darker skin, you firstly need to work out if you have warm or cool undertones.  If you decide you have warm undertones, you will find an orange-red lippy will work best to compliment your skin. Penelope Cruz is a great example of warm dark skin rocking an orange-red.

If you have cool undertones to your dark skin, you will rock a true red.

Fair skinned women are going to be best suited with Blue-Red Lipsticks, this is because they are less bright than that of an orange-red or a true-red. Saying that, ombre lips, valentines day, makeup, beautybecause you are wearing a dark lip, you need to make sure to balance your eye makeup. It is a must that you wear some dark eyeliner and plentiful layers of mascara. Otherwise, you lips will steal the show and your eyes will disappear.

You can always be brave and mix the depth of the reds you choose to wear. I love this image of Ombré-Style red lips.

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With all of this being said, be careful not to wear too much eye-makeup. Yes, you will need plenty of Eyeliner and Mascara (or some luscious falsies), but be careful to keep your eyeshadow in neutral tones. There are few who can carry off dramatic eyes and lips.

So remember as much as we love the thought of having dramatic red lips, make sure you are using the correct colour for your skin-tone so your lips can stand out for all the right reasons. Here are a few examples of people wearing a a Red Lipstick which is wrong for their skin-tone.

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My Valentines Lip Pick!

Since today is Valentines Day, I picked a special Lipstick to wear!

Inglot Lipstick Shade 243

Inglot Lipstick Shade 243

Inglot Cosmetics Lipstick #243 is PERFECT for the occasion!

The photo doesn’t really do the colour justice, it is a gorgeous deep Pink with a hit of purple. Here is a photo of it actually applied.

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Enriched with Vitamin E and Apricot Kernel Oil, it leaves your lips fully moisturised and ready for action!

What is your favourite colour for Valentines?

Romancing the Tresses

Valentines Day is a upon us and we all want to look stunning for our other halves, so I have jotted down a few quick tips on how to romance up your hair !!!

1. Keep it soft – Movie Romantic hair is soft and touchable. So my top tip to achieve this is use light weight products but go gently on the amount you use.

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2. Wispy – Our Hollywood Heroine always has hair tumbling and blowing around her face, so if your pinning your hair up or back drop some tendrils down around your face for that leading lady feel.

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3. Waves & Curls – These are almost always a must for a soft romantic feel. The movement softens the texture of the hair, giving it that effortless natural feminine look.

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So with these hints and tips you Valentines Day should be red hot with passion.

Catch the Man of your Dreams with this Valentines inspired Nail Tutorial!

When I spotted the ever gorgeous Kelly Osbourne’s fabulous heart tipped stiletto manicure at this years Grammy Awards, I was in LOVE!! And with it being the season of love, why not wear your heart on your nails this Valentine’s Day with my easy step-by-step guide to this super cute look!

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Step 1
Wipe over your nail bed with a little polish remover on a cotton pad, apply a base coat and let it dry.

Step 2
Shape your nails with a light grit file in the one direction in to an oval shape or if you are braver a more pointed stiletto shape.

Step 3
Grab a roll of Scotch Tape and cut 10 individual squares mirroring the size of your nails. When you have done that cut a 3 shape in to each piece this will be the stencil for the top of your heart shape.

Step 4
Stick on your nail guides to the nails matching it up to either side of the nail and place half way down

Step 5
Using a color of your choice maybe White like Kelly, a more traditional Red or Pink, or even a sexy statement Black or heavy glitter, paint in the sectioned off part of your nail and before the polish is totally dry remove your tape using a pair of tweezers to avoid any mess

Step 6
Finish off with a top coat and do not move until totally dry!

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Get Love-struck with your nails this Valentine’s Day, I did in Sexy Red I hope you Like….

Love Debbie xxx

A Valentine’s Day Wedding, Romantic? or not?

I know I’m surrounded by romance all year long, but there is something just so special about Valentines Day! I love all the excitement and extra energy of our girls whose weddings are this week and I look forward to hearing all about the romantic proposals on Valentines Day.

cake Matthias Rhomberg

Matthias Rhomberg Cake

Maybe it’s because my mum and dad were married on February 14th? I see how special their anniversary is and I also love to see them reminisce about their wedding day 32 years ago. My mums wedding dress was, to me, the epitome of a romantic wedding dress, all soft pretty lace and covered up! Even though my mums says she hates its very typical 1981 style, I know she loves it! red-and-white-valentines-centerpiece-wedding

I love that in her weddings pic’s the snow is at her feet, yet she has the most stunning bright blue sky behind her! That’s one of the best things about the weather at this time of year – it really could go either way. It’s usually very wet and windy so proper shoes and a little jacket are definitely required, but you could  wake up to an amazing spring day.

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The choice of what to wear for your Valentines wedding of course must take into account the cold, but also colour! I prefer the lighter ivory tones at this time of year, I just feel that the brightness of the dress will compensate for how grey and dull the light can be. The colour theme or the bridesmaids dresses also require a bit more consideration. Will you embrace the Valentines theme and chose an alternative to the traditional claret red? I almost think it would be a shame not to have your girls in beautiful red dresses!

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But a Valentines wedding doesn’t have to be tacky or gimmicky. Just avoid the pound shop plastic hearts and you’ll be half way there!  You shouldn’t be afraid to invest a bit more time, effort and maybe money into the look of your wedding beyond the outfits. Keep the stationery classy and elegant, and if you want to incorporate the heart motif just make sure it looks sophisticated and not cartoony. As for room decor it’s hard to beat the classic red rose and lots of candles or fairy lights!

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I asked around for opinions on a Valentines wedding and the consensus from the girls was that it is ultimately the most romantic time to get married, but the guys typically mentioned that it would make remembering their anniversary easy!

If you have been to or are planning your very own Valentines wedding I’d love to hear about it!

I’m Loving the new Bobbi Brown Pink & Red Collection!

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With Valentines Day just round the corner, us girls really do love to make that extra effort. Whether you are simply wooing your man or casting out the net for a new one, Bobbi Brown have ensured we have everything we need to make ourselves irresistible this V-Day!

Bobbi Brown recently launched their new Pink & Red Collection, whether you prefer the classic and sophisticated Reds or the light and playful Pinks, you will find something to suit you. Here are some of my favourites from the Limited Edition Collection.

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LIMITED EDITION – SHEER COLOR CHEEK TINT
Nothing makes a woman look prettier than a pop of blush. This translucent, lightweight formula gives cheeks a tint of healthy,natural-looking colour.
Shades: Sheer Pink and Sheer Cherry
£18

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LIMITED EDITION – NAIL POLISH
A splash of these new nail colours on fingers and toes completes any look and fits any mood.
Shades: Pink Valentine and Valentine
£11

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LIMITED EDITION – LIP GLOSS
This super sheer formula enhances lips and makes bold colours easily wearable. Wear it on its own or on top of your lipstick for extra shine.
Shades: Cherry and Pretty in Pink
£17

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NEW, LIMITED EDITION – CREAMY MATTE LIP COLOR
A unique matte lipstick formula that combines the look of a classic matte lip with incredible wearability that lasts for up to 8 hours.
Shades: Hot and Heart
£18

What do you think of the new collection?

Keep Shining!
Nuala
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The way to a woman’s heart….

With Valentine’s day approaching, everyone is claiming to sell the ‘Perfect Gift’ so I have decided to share some of my favourite gifts available for your loved one and also what to wear on the day of amour!

Rare Skater Dress In Red Rose Print £26.00 ASOS.com

Rare Skater Dress In Red Rose Print
£26.00
ASOS.com

This dress is such a flattering shape, especially for women with some curves on their hips. Not only is the Floral Rose Print perfect for a romantic Valentine’s date, but it is also right on-trend for this season! So feel free to wear this little number until your heart is content!

Rare Lace Skater Dress With Heart Cut Out Back £19.50 ASOS.com

Rare Lace Skater Dress With Heart Cut Out Back
£19.50
ASOS.com

This is a stunning flirty little dress in the colour of Love! This dress features a cute cut out back in the shape of a heart. Could it be any more perfect? Pair this with some Colour-Block heels to achieve a striking on-trend look.

Long Sleeve Heart Flippy Dress £40.00  Topshop.com

Long Sleeve Heart Flippy Dress
£40.00
Topshop.com

With its long sleeves and playful heart print, this is the perfect dress for a sophisticated dinner date. Wear this with some black tights and black shoes for a covered up yet very feminine look. A simple red bag would complement the look perfectly.

Heart Print T-Shirt £3.99 ZARA.com

Heart Print T-Shirt
£3.99
ZARA.com

 If you’re more of a comfort kind of girl, fear not! This very cute tee will show everyone how happy you are with the love of your life!

Love Pendant £22.00 Love Charm Bracelet £30 Pluckanddevour.com

Love Pendant £22.00
Love Charm Bracelet £30
Pluckanddevour.com

Why not keep your shopping local and support designers with in your community.  Grainné Maher, the very talented designer behind Pluck and Devour is always coming up with great quirky trends.  She had so much of success last valentines with her very adorable love heart necklace that she decided to create a matching charm bracelet!

I Love Frame £20.00 Urbanoutfitters.com

I Love Frame
£20.00
Urbanoutfitters.com

 This simple frame speaks volumes and would make a fantastic Valentine’s present to give to friends, your one true Love or even a family member!  Insert a image of you guys together and it will show how much you really care about them.  Simple yet effective.

Pandora Red Faceted Murano Glass Charm - £35.00 Pandora silver heart and lock key charm bead - £30 Red Pave heart pendant charm - £35.00 Pandora.net

Pandora Red Faceted Murano Glass Charm – £35.00
Pandora silver heart and lock key charm bead – £30
Red Pave heart pendant charm – £35.00
Pandora.net

 As per usual, I have saved the best to last.  Pandora have created a very unique special valentines collection which includes luxurious red’s, hearts and a general loved theme.  Above are my favourite’s but they have many more special pieces on their website so get looking and get busy dropping hints. I know what I’m hoping for! ♥