Before my new look, whenever I got ready in the mornings I would always put on my make-up first which was usually fail proof subtle brown eyeshadow. I would then quickly fix my hair, throw on whatever respectable looking, mildly put together outfit I could find with understated accesories and then run out the door.
Now my routine has changed. With no hair to faff about with, I have more time on my hands so each morning I pick out my outfit first more thoughtfully and then play with various accessories to match. Or if I have a new statement necklace or earrings I’m in the mood to wear, I pick the outfit to suit the accessories. But here’s the important part: the make-up now has to come last….always! Once you have your look sorted, it will inspire you to dramatise your make-up and to steer away from your fail proof same o’ same o’ boring usual.
Looking in the mirror to observe my look of the day, I started humming the song ‘Black is Gold’ and behold, my make-upspiration completes the look.
- Eye shadows: MAC Black Matt and Barry M Dazzel Dust in Gold (Barry M are amazing for shimmery and fun eye shadows. Only £4.59 each. Use an sponge eye brush to put these on and don’t blend them as it will just rub away the shimmer)
Earrings = Clare’s Accessories (thank you fab sister Aileen!)
Necklaces = Primark (Pennys)
Fun with mirror = Double Trouble
My husband and I did a 10 month round world trip for our honeymoon in 2012/2013. Bolivia in South America was our favourite country as it was relatively untouched by tourism and as a result, you felt emersed in the culture. Both of us speak Italian so we were able to interact greatly with and learn from the Spanish speaking locals. Being such a cheap country was great for our back packer’s budget so we were able to pick up some momentos. The shawl I am wearing has inca designs on it, you can sneek a look at the coloured throw behind me which the women famously use on their backs to carry children or shopping and above me are two typical gloves peeking out from a Bolivian hanging wall feature. This is my Bolivian corner and for now, I am a Bolivian Queen.
Not to do tip: Fellow fabulous baldies, beware if there is a light above your head when taking a photo as it shines on your forehead and makes you look balder than you are…as demostrated by yours truly!