Happy Monday everyone, I'm feeling in a particularly good mood today after a gloriously sunny weekend having fun with my girls, not just the kids but the lovely ladies too.
It was my friends birthday this weekend so we had a girls night out in Manchester, which meant I needed a new outfit obviously. As usual I left everything to last minute and I ended up enlisting my 5 year old daughter to help me pick something out, luckily she has good taste and she saved the day.
As I was rushing around I didn't get chance to take proper photos, but oh well it wouldn't be me if they were perfect (excuse the tipsy face) :-)
|My friend Mandy making a cameo - she will kill me!|
My top was a silky, loose fitting cami, £9.99 from New Look and it was really comfortable to wear. I think this would look really nice with a pair of jeans for daytime wear or a sunny day in the beer garden.
The skirt was a last minute spot again from New Look for £16.99, I was frantically running around and nothing was really catching my eye when Violet spotted this beauty and I didn't even have to think I just snapped it up. It's a high wasted skater style skirt, the darts at the waste line mean that it hangs really nicely and doesn't just flop like some skater styles can. I really like this style as I think it flatters my shape, it hides my belly but the high waist shows off the thinnest part of my body.
Now I don't about you but when I go out I spend what feels like a lifetime doing my makeup and when I look in the mirror at home I think it looks really good, only to have pictures taken of me and my face looks like this!
|Say hello to my beautiful pals Rachel and Mandy|
My face is so much whiter than the rest of my body, I look like a ghost, what the hell is going on?! The foundation I have on here is the NARS Sheer Glow, which I love, I even added bronzer over the top all over my face and it still looks white! My friends look so lovely and bronzed (granted Rach has just got back from Cyprus), I just don't know where I'm going wrong. In natural light this foundation is a perfect match, maybe because I have more body skin on show it makes my face look whiter compared to my arms? I don't know but I don't like it!
I was recently colour matched at MAC for the Longwear foundation and ended up with NC15, as the makeup artist told me I had pink undertones on my face but yellow on my body. He decided to match me to my body and I'm think this is probably to avoid the problem I experienced on Saturday night. Next time I go out I will be wearing the MAC Longwear to see if that makes any difference to my ghostly appearance.
Oh and before I forget my gorgeous necklace (also from New Look) was another pick by Violet, she really is a talented little stylist if anyone is struggling to find the perfect outfit I am happy to hire her out at very reasonable rates :-)
I'd love to hear from you if you have the same problem as me or if you're a makeup artist with some top tips.
P.S. This post was in no way sponsored by New Look LOL, and here's a picture from my Sunday family day out, just because I love it!!