beauty, FCP, Makeup

Welcome back to my blog! As the title suggests, tonight’s post (two in one day, check me out!) is going to be a Haul of the makeup products I purchased whilst I was in NYC. I must have visited about five different Sephora’s during my time there; I needed to get my fix before heading home as we don’t have them in the UK (heart breaking, I know). However, I didn’t go crazy and buy too much, just a few products that were on my wish list! I also visited a few CVS stores, and picked up something that I have been wanting to try for a while now! The one product I didn’t manage to get my hands on whilst I was in the US was the Tarte Shape Tape concealer ūüė¶ boooo. I found out that it is sold exclusively at Ulta, but unfortunately I didn’t manage to get to an Ulta store during my short stay. It is still on my wish list though… one day! If you would like to find out what products I did manage to get my hands on whilst I was in New York, then please keep on reading.FullSizeRender (89)

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Stripped’: Did I need another nude coloured liquid lipstick? No. Did I want one? Yes. I was uming and awing over whether or not to buy this product; I really wanted to try an ABH liquid lip after hearing & seeing so much about them, but it wasn’t a necessity to my makeup collection considering how many similar shades I already own from previous brands. After picking it up and putting it back down in one Sephora store, I kept thinking ‘I wish I had bought it’ afterwards… that’s when you know you need something! The final Sephora we visited on the last day I decided to buy it; they only had one left in the colour I wanted (it must of been a sign)!¬†‘Stripped’ is the perfect nude shade that I know I will get my wear out of, and I can’t wait to try it out properly! ( $20 plus tax).IMG_3411
  2. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb: When I visited the first Sephora I realised that they stocked Fenty Beauty, and I knew that I HAD to purchase something! I had heard good things about the foundation, but because I have normal-dry skin, I didn’t think it would be the best fit for me, plus I was on a time limit & so, didn’t want to spend ages getting shade matched etc. I then thought about getting one of the highlighters, but none of them grabbed my attention enough, apart from the gold one, but I definitely don’t think I could pull that one off! I decided instead to get the lipgloss! I had watched reviews & read about the product; it is meant to be the perfect lipgloss for all skin tones. Everyone in the video reviews seemed to love it, and I have gotten into wearing lipgloss much more recently, so thought I would give it a go! It is a subtle dark nude shade, that I will look amazing over so many of my other lip products! Not to mention the packaging is absolutely killer. I am obsessed! So glad I finally own a Fenty Beauty product! ($16 plus tax)IMG_3413
  3. Kat Von D liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Nahz Fur Atoo’: This product, which is a dark red/crimson coloured liquid lipstick, I bought as a gift for my eldest sister. She has been wanting¬†a deep red coloured lip product from Jeffree Star Cosmetics called ‘Unicorn Blood’, but it recently went out of stock before she could get her hands on it. So, whilst I was in Sephora I decided to pick her a similar colour up for her… I hope she likes it! It is quite a vampy shade, something that suits my sister much more than me! ($20 plus tax)IMG_3410.JPG
  4. Nars Creamy Radiant concealer in the shade ‘Vanilla’: This product was a till temptation… you know when your queuing up to pay, or at the till and you’re surrounded by products that you probably don’t need, but somehow they make you think you need them. They got me! I have previously owned this concealer (about¬†a year ago), and I did love it! I just used it up wayyy too fast. This version is actually a mini; I am a complete sucker for mini versions of products! I find them too cute. I thought that this way I won’t use it up as quickly as I don’t have a lot of product in the first place, so my plan is to only use it on special occasions. Also, because I couldn’t get my hands on the Tarte concealer, I thought that this one was a good substitute that I already know I love! ( $13 plus tax)IMG_3412
  5. Loreal Infallible Pro Glow foundation in the shade ‘202’: I have heard so many amazing reviews about this product! I had completely forget that CVS even did makeup when we went in… it was a very happy surprise when we realised! I was browsing all the drug store brands trying to remember what products YouTubers loved, when I found the foundation! I picked it up in the second lightest shade they had, which I hope will be a good match (they didn’t have any testers :() I can’t wait to try it out; fingers crossed I love it! ( about $14)IMG_3414

I hope you enjoyed this makeup themed post! I am already having Sephora withdrawals… I need to go back ASAP!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x



beauty, FCP, Makeup

Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I had the best time spent with my family; it always go too fast! Today I thought I would share with you what makeup I received for Christmas this year, as well as a few bits that I picked up in the sales! As always I am very grateful for each and every one of the gifts that I am going to share with you. I hope that you enjoy this blog post!

1. The first piece of makeup I received was the Jeffree Star ‘Androgyny’ palette. It is a warm toned¬†large pan palette, with a few ‘brave’ shades, such as a blue & green… I can’t wait to play around with some more adventurous looks!


2. The next two pieces I received were also from Jeffree Star Cosmetics; two Velour Liquid Lips. One repurchase of the shade ‘Mannequin’; my all time favourite nude! I also received a new one in the shade ‘I’m Nude’, which is a slightly lighter version of ‘Mannequin’. Already I have been loving pairing these to together! FullSizeRender (82)

3.  Thirdly, I got the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow; A product I have been wanting to try for so long because it had been raved about so much! It is so pretty!

4. Another product I received that I have wanting to try for¬†a while is the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day setting in spray in the flavour ‘peach’. A yummy smelling product that I can’t wait to put to the test!

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5. Another repurchased item is the Stila One Step Correct Skin Tone Correcting & Brightening Serum; I love this primer and I am excited to use it again!

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6. Also, I received the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in the shade ‘Ash Brown’; I staple in my makeup bag… I’m on my third one!

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7. The makeup tool I was super excited to receive was my original hot pink Beauty Blender and Beauty Blender Cleanser. I already am in love/obsessed with it already! I wont be going back to normal sponges any time soon!

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8. From America my brother and sister-in-law got me two items from Sephora; The Winter Magic palette, and the Sugarcoated lipgloss collection. Both surprise presents that I was thrilled to receive!


9. In the sales I also purchased a few makeup gift sets; Firstly I got the Read my Lips colour riche lip kit from Loreal… it comes with a nude shade lip liner and lipstick that I look forward to using!


10. From the sale at boots I also got The Colour Edit gift set from French Connection. It contains two matte liquid lipsticks, as well as two lipglosses and 5 gorgeous nail polishes!


11.¬†The final makeup gift set I got is the Millie Mackintosh Couture Beauty Ultimate Beauty Collection. It comes with lots of products; A bronzer, lip liner, eye pencil, lip gloss, eyeshadow palette, face illuminator and an eyebrow kit! I have heard a few reviews about the collection, and as a MIC fan I can’t wait to try all the products!



Let me know what makeup items you received for Christmas! I am looking forward to trying out all of my new products! I will be back tomorrow with a New Years themed post!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x


beauty, FCP

Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought I would do a beauty related piece; it’s been a hot minute! So, if you want to know my (very simple) night time routine, then please keep on reading!

Step One:

The first step I take when getting ready for bed is to remove my makeup; my favourite step! There is no feeling like removing a full face of makeup after a long day. To remove my eye makeup I use the Nivea ‘Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover’; a mouthful, but it is the BEST one I have found. I apply some to a cotton pad and simply wipe it over my eye and it takes off everything! Mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow and even ABH Dipbrow Pomade which is waterproof! Then, I use the Garnier ‘Micellar Cleansing Water’, to remove my face makeup, again it is the best one I’ve used!¬†A few cotton pads later and my face is makeup free! As a last step I use a makeup wipe (Nivea ‘Pure and Natural Cleansing Wipes’)¬†to ensure my face is fully clean and fresh! Then onto the next step.



Step Two:

The next step is skincare; my routine is very basic! I use the Baby¬†Dove ‘Sensitive Moisturizer’ ( as I have very sensitive skin, as sensitive as a babies LOL), and apply a small amount all over my face, its gentle but does the job! Then, I take a good old trusty product ( also for babies)… Sudocrem! I dab a little amount onto any blemishes or red areas I might have. I can’t remember where I first heard this trick from, but I do think it really works to reduce redness and dry up blemishes! Give it a try! Plus it is a very affordable skin care product. The last and most important step I take in my night time routine is to apply¬†a generous amount of Vaseline to my lips. The only step I will NEVER miss. My lips¬†get awfully dry if I don’t use lip balm everyday, so I always make sure, no matter how tired I am, that I apply Vaseline!


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And there it is! My very simple and affordable night time routine! I hope you enjoyed it and I will be back soon with another post! I am going to try & include more makeup/beauty related posts in the near future, so can your eyes peeled!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x


beauty, Fashion, FCP

Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought I would share with you my dislike for perfume advertisements in a hope that some of you reading also feel the same way. I’ll keep it short, but maybe not so sweet. I have a few reasons for my hate; number 1… the fact that the don’t make sense. Why¬†is Julia Roberts walking through a party turning walls into diamonds? How is that selling the Lanc√īme perfume? It’s not. I understand¬† that perfume companies have to sell their product via celeb endorsement and an eye catching story line because we don’t have ‘smellavision’, but to me, they have nothing to do with perfume. I spend half my time wondering what the advert is persuading me to buy, and by the end of the ad, I would never of guessed that it would be perfume. Also, the clich√© adverts annoy me; they play heavily on stereotypes of a couple, mainly the woman falling for the man because of his scent, or lots of women falling the man. Boring! So overdone… Do men really believe that will happen in real life? Another reason I hate perfume ads is the fact that they are so extravagant, for example the Miss Dior ad featuring Natalie Portman… it must have cost millions to make the advertisement. The ad sees the actress in many different settings, such as a beach, a lavish house and even Paris. Yet I still¬†didn’t¬†fully understand the message of the ad, or why it would persuade me to buy the perfume; mostly I just thought about how OTT it¬†was. But, do these ads work?¬†They must do! Not for me personally, but I can guarantee that for some¬†people, the eccentric and confusing ads must be persuasive enough for them to buy the perfume, or¬†at least¬†go into Boots to¬†smell it!

Overall, I just dislike the over the top and over done perfume ads that have nothing to do with perfume! My face is a constant eye roll emoji when they come on TV LOL. Let me know what you think of them!



Thank you for reading,

Chloe x



beauty, Makeup

Over the past few years the makeup industry has seen a dramatic growth in popularity. However, the large number of products now available to us is not the only thing that has grown, as the audience of which the products appeal to has also grown. Recently, the target market of the makeup industry has evidently vastly expanded, to a point where in fact there may no longer be a specific audience that makeup brands are aimed at. Popular and well-known names in the industry e.g. such as Mac, NYX and Maybelline are now using male makeup artists as their brand/campaign promoters, with many other brands such as Spectrum planning to do the same. So, with the great increase of male beauty gurus on YouTube, Instagram & now, in beauty campaigns, in addition to transgender stars, has the makeup industry truly been transformed? Are there now ‚Äėnew faces‚Äô of beauty? I have researched both luxury and drug-store makeup brands to find out.

The first makeup campaign I looked at was Jeffree Star Cosmetics‚Äô Christmas collection, which features the creator of the brand, Jeffree Star himself, as well as his friend & fellow YouTuber Nikita Dragun, who is a transgender woman. The former singer Jeffree Star has seen his brand boom over the past year and a half, particularly his Velour Liquid Lipsticks, which arguably started off one of the biggest makeup trends of 2016. In addition to his makeup collections popularity, he also has a YouTube following of over 3.5 million, highlighting what an influential role he has in the growing beauty community. His channel consists of makeup tutorials, reviews and ‚Äėget ready with me‚Äô videos, which also feature some of his friends that are also in the industry, such as MannyMUA, another male beauty guru, and Nikita Dragun. Nikita is very open on her Youtube channel about her transitional journey, sharing her own personal experiences throughout the process, including her operations etc. Assessing the images (below), the fact that Jeffree, Nikita and a male model are featured within the campaign suggests a new ideal that makeup is truly for anyone. Jeffree, through promotion of himself, his products, and his friends, has now developed a brand that caters for everyone, and that makeup has no gender. It is also clear, from his vast social media following, that millions of makeup enthusiasts agree with him. Related image

Maybelline, a world-wide popular drugstore brand, has also recently brought out a new campaign advertising their latest mascara, which features male beauty guru ‚ÄėMannyMUA‚Äô. Manny is another YouTube phenomenon, who has built up his subscribers to an impressive 2.2 million and growing. His feature highlights that drugstore brands are also willing to take risks in relation to promotion of their products by using non-traditional ambassadors such as male makeup artists. Additionally, NYX, another drugstore brand has also featured a male promotor; makeup guru Patrick Star within their campaigns that can be seen in their stores/branches. This consequently reinforces that men may be the new faces of beauty.Image result for manny mua maybelline

But, are there any campaigns using non-makeup artist males? I searched for a beauty advertisement that used more traditional non-famous male models for the promotion of makeup, and although they certainly seem less popular amongst makeup brands, I did find one from Anastasia Beverly Hills. This add features a male model with simplistic makeup, used mainly for cover up (e.g. foundation and concealer) rather than the intense makeup looks that can be seen in the previous campaigns. However, this add does prove that the makeup industry has expanded even more than first thought; to not only male makeup professionals, but also the average man in society too. Thus, this shows that as an industry, that includes both luxury and drugstore brands, makeup is constantly pushing boundaries and subverting stereotypes.Image result for anastasia beverly hills men

So, can it be concluded that men are indeed the new faces of beauty? I’ll leave that decision up to you. But, it is clear that there has been a clear shift in acceptance, as well as a shunning of stereotypes in the makeup industry that has been a long time coming. I can’t wait to see what one of the world’s fasting growing industries has to offer us next.

Let me know your opinion in the comments!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x




Fashion, FCP

Welcome back to my blog! Today I thought I would share with you a concept I created a few months ago whilst putting together my Fashion Communication portfolio; ‘Of the Minute’. My idea for this is to make it a reoccurring post which will feature different things I think are ‘Of the Minute’, these may include for example, brands of the minute, trends of the minute, fashion icons of the minute etc. For the first instalment below I have decided to focus on a few current and¬†popular trends (of the minute) that I have noticed this past month of October. If you want to find out what they are, then please keep on reading!

  1. The Slogan/Branded t-shirt – Gucci started this trend off a few months ago with there iconic branded t-shirt (see picture), and ever since the popularity of the trend has continued to grow with online shops such as Missguided, as well as high-street retailers like Topshop bringing an abundance of options out. Personally I have boarded the slogan tee trend; I think they can be such as staple piece to an outfit that can be dressed down with trainers or dressed up with a blazer & heels. Speaking as someone who can’t afford the Gucci original, I’m here for the high-street’s alternatives!



2. Sports Luxe/ Trainers/ Stripes- This trend is absolutely everywhere at the minute. I don’t think I can¬†walk anywhere for 5 minutes without seeing someone with trousers that have a stripe down them ( myself included). Sports Luxe as a trend has been apparent for a while now, but with the re introduction/take on Adidas’ OG stripe the hype over the trend has reached new levels. And I am obsessed. Every online website I look on has sold out of there version of the trend, whether it be a smart trousers, a pair of joggers or even as simple as a pair of leggings. But I am determined to find more side striped items… before the trend dies that is. Trainers it seems have also had¬†a comeback this past month or so with brands releasing new styles, as well as reviving the old classics, such as the Nike Air Max 97’s. Easy to wear, comfy and fashionable… what more could you want?

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3. Fur- Another big trend I have noticed recently since the weather has been getting colder is the emergence of fur¬†jackets¬†( faux of course). With brand such as Zara releasing surprisingly affordable options, in addition to the more expensive versions from other brands, I feel like it is definitely the coat trend of the season. Additionally, a new take on the traditional fur jacket that have spotted recently has been the ‘teddy bear’ style of fur. Front runners of the trend seem to be Urban Outfitters and Missguided, as well as multiple Depop sellers copying the style. I need one in my life ASAP!



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4. 90’s revival- The last trend for this addition of ‘Of the Minute’ I had to mention is the 90’d revival trend. One key item that has been incredibly popular recently has to be the hoop earring; whether they’re big or small, gold or silver, it seems that everyone owns a pair! Once again, myself included. At first I was sceptical about the trend, but now I literally wear mine with everything… hoodie? Hoops. Dress? Hoops. Pyjamas? Hoops. It’s safe to say I’m addicted. Another element of the 90’s trend I have noticed whilst¬†browsing online is square neck and halter neck comeback. A popular trend in previous years that has once again starting to reappear; one that I shall have to keep my eye on other the next few months. But I predict it will be¬†a big one!


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Look out for the next instalment of ‘Of the Minute’!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x

Project Pink: Text Edit.


Welcome back to my blog! Today’s post will be the final instalment¬†of the¬†‘Project Pink’ segment¬†. This post will depict¬†our final challenge in relation to colour; taking the images from the photo-shoot ( check out my first pink related blog post for more info) and editing them using text. For the brief, we had four different text types we had to apply to four photos, these included; an article, graffiti, an album cover and a promotional campaign (two positive and two negative interpretations). We had free run of what the text could say, how long it could be, whether it was satirical or humorous etc. Basically there was no right or wrong approach! Below I thought I would share with you some of my draft ideas, and also my final 4 designs for the brief. So, if you want to see the end results then please keep on reading!

  1. Article- for this text type we had to add a critical piece of text to one of our images, such as a subtitle for a newspaper article. I decided to use one of the photographs I originally planned to delete; the image of¬†my model staring out into the distance I thought was ruined by a ‘Premier Inn’ sign that could be seen. I FullSizeRender (72)thought about attempting to crop out the purple branded board, and using the image for another text type. However, I tried to think outside of the box an push myself to have a different perspective, one that was more creative than straightforward thinking. So, with that in mind I added a tag line/article sub heading¬†to the image (below), in order to turn the photograph into something that deeper than¬†a girl in a pretty dress. IMG_0671



2. Graffiti- For this text type I immediately started drawing words, phrases, messages etc. over one of the photographs by using the editor on the Instagram story. I am not at all experienced with photo-shop like other members of my course are, so I opted for Instagram as an alternative after remembering they had different types of ink styles such as a graffiti can one, that was perfect for this text type. I played around with a few ideas until I settled on the one below. This is my favourite edit out of the four as I think it has a strong message, as well as a strong and realistic visual appeal that is pretty self explanatory.




3. Album Cover- For this text type, I thought straight to my boyfriend’s band ‘Roberto Flamingo’ for inspo. I asked him for a list of there songs I could use that would match well with a photograph I had already selected. I then decided to again think out of the box a little, and choose to experiment with materials. Rather than writing straight onto the paper, or printing on top of it, I decided to use tape and stuck it straight over the image. I think this made the album cover more raw and edgy, and I really liked how it turned out! (and so did my BF and his band!).


4.Promotional Campaign- For the final text type, I decided to take inspiration from myself in relation to wearing glasses. For the tag line of the promotional campaign I found a quote from google images that expresses a struggle I face all the time… people asking if I need glasses to see! LOL. I thought that because my model was wearing glasses in the image, whilst looking fashionable, that this made for an opportunity to take a satirical/ humorous pov that could be used to promote Specsavers to show the brand in¬†a light hearted way. Taking inspo from campaigns by brands¬†such as Ikea, who aren’t afraid to poke fun at themselves or take a slightly less conventional approach to persuading consumers.

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Additionally, I have also included a few images with texts that didn’t make the final cut, but I still enjoyed developing and creating.

I hope you enjoyed this final blog post on the colour pink! Let me know any of your thoughts in the comment section! I will continue to blog regularly over the next coming months leading up to Christmas, now with a mix of Uni and personal related content/ posts… keep your eyes peeled!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x




Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought¬†I¬†would share with you my latest project on my FCP course…project Pink! Below¬†is the process I went through, including the stages; collect, categorise and analyse, in order to create my two¬†contrasting pink¬†mood boards.¬†So if you want to find out more about my exploration of the colour pink, then please keep on reading!

Mood board Brief: Create two A2 mood boards on your colour (pink); one entitled ‘Love it’ and the other entitled ‘Over it’. You can include anything to do with your colour such as fashion, culture, gender, history etc.

My initial ideas on the colour pink:

  • Girly
  • Feminine
  • Na√Įve
  • Stereotypically a girls colour
  • Innocent
  • Sweet
  • Worn by feminine men
  • Pretty
  • Romantic
  • Mix of red (passion) and white (pure)= toned down.

My ideas after research on the colour pink:

  • Pink in prisons- ‘Baker-Miller pink’- Exposure to the colour has a calming effect on inmates.
  • The Great Gatsby- Jay wears a pink suit- 1920’s- masculine.
  • Pink has only acquired it’s feminine connotations in the recent past.
  • ’18th century it was perfectly masculine to wear a pink silk suit with floral embroidery’- Valerie Steele – FIT Director.
  • Late 19th Century- Freud Theories- parents differentiated sex of child- pink=girls.
  • Code Pink- women for peace, justice and equity- non-violence- powerful women.
  • Korea- pink=trustworthy.
  • Japan- pink is worn by men and women.
  • Moschino Barbie collection- Hot pink, girly, tight, blonde, over done etc.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness- Pink Ribbon- female Empowerment.
  • Pink combined with different colours = different message- hot pink and black=sexy, baby pink and white= innocent, pink and blue= edgy.
  • Pink Stinks- campaign to raise awareness of damage caused by gender stereotyping children.

After collecting a variety of images from google images, fashion magazines such as Wonderland, and Tumblr etc.¬†I decided to then split up what I had found into categories for each moodbaord. Firstly, for the ‘Over it’ collage, I chose to focus on pink as a stereotypical colour, and then split this category into two further sections. The first being everything that was frilly, lacey, feminine, delicate. Specifically focusing on the colour baby pink, which connotes innocence, sweetness and naivety.¬†The second half of the moodboard focusing on the colour pink in regards to it representing ‘Barbie’/everything OTT pink, this included hot pink, pink glitter and¬†bright pink themes. Both of these interpretations of the colour pink, in my opinion¬†have been extremely over done, emphasised and stereotyped and our westernized culture, even when looking at something as simple as a chick flick DVD cover…always pink! That is why I decided to put all the images that I thought fit into the ‘girly’ category onto the ‘Over it’ mood board…. and trust me, this collage couldn’t look any girlier if I tried!

For the next mood board I sorted out the images I had collected into several different categories, being careful not to choose too many. These included; men in pink, pink in culture, neon glow pink, edgy pink, women in pink suits and pink=power. I wanted this collage to be more eclectic than the previous one, combining views on the colour pink that don’t initially spring to mind when you think of the colour. First of all,¬†I choose men in pink as a category due to the fact that¬†pink as a colour is usually associated¬†with females, consequently I decided to collect images of masculine looking men wearing pink to subvert this stereotype.¬†Next, I decided to focus on pink in culture due to the fact that I live in the UK, I am only surrounded by a westernized view of the colour pink. Therefore, by researching deeper and further a field, I found images to suggest that in other countries pink has different connotations; such as¬†that in¬†Korea the colour pink suggests a person¬†is trustworthy.¬†Moreover, I found neon glow pink a particularly interesting theme, it presented itself as something new, modern and fresh, differentiating from the over done pinks included in the previous mood board. For the next section ‘edgy pink’ I decided to look at pictures I first put into the ‘girly’ category again, focusing on the background colours and set up of the shots. I found that the colour teal blue, when paired with baby pink changed the way I once viewed the colour, and so, decided to include my findings within the collage. I also decided to include women wearing pink suits as a theme because I think the concept both supports and subverts the stereotype of the colour pink; the colour still connotes femininity, where as the style of the garment expresses masculinity. For the final section of my mood board I decided to focus on the colour pink as a statement of power; I included images of Code Pink, and also the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon. Both of these have strong messages, and by using pink to represent them, this changes the way the colour may initially be thought of (i.e. weak, na√Įve etc).

After positioning the images on my A2 pages, I had to edit until I found a layout/composition which I liked. I then decided to add annotations to the moodbaords that corresponded with the images to help portray my thoughts behind them. Below are the two finished collages… I hope you like them! Overall I am happy with how they turned out; obviously there is always room for improvement, and I am excited to see how¬†the FCP course can push me and help me grow in relation to projects such as this one. The last pink related post will be coming shorting so keep your eyes peeled!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x


Over It Mood Board.


Love It Mood Board.



Everyday makeup.


Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone is having¬†a great weekend! Today, I thought I would share with you¬†my¬†‘go-to’ makeup¬†look that I opt for on a daily basis. It is simple and¬†quick to achieve, which is great for days where I am running late, but still want to look put together (basically everyday!). All product details will be listed below along with some pictures of this natural and glowing look! So, if you want to find out more, then please keep on reading!




Face: For the face I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, whilst still having some coverage, colour and of course, a glow.

  • LA Girl Pro Conceal – shade Green.
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – shade 1.
  • Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder – shade Transparent.
  • Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette – shades Subconscious and Shadowplay.
  • Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder – shade 51.
  • Benefit Rockateur Blusher.
  • Mac Extra Dimension¬†Skin Finish¬†– shade Double Gleam.

Eyes: For the eyes I opted for a shimmery but natural look that would match perfectly with the dewiness of the skin, with minimal use of shadows in order to save time. I also attempted to make the brows look more natural rather than structured. I did this by using feathery strokes rather than sharp/ harsh ones, as well as making them thicker & lighter.  I love the way they turned out!

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – shade Ash Brown.
  • Freedom Pro Conceal & Correct Palette – lightest shade for under the brows.
  • Mac Paint Pot – shade Soft Ochre.
  • Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette – shade Bitter Start and¬†Substitute for Love.
  • Loreal Paris individual eyeshadow – shade Wild Gold.
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara.
  • Maybelline Brow Drama – shade Medium Brown.
  • Mac Extra Dimension Skin Finish – Double Gleam ( for the inner eye corners).

Lips: For ease I chose to apply some of my Rosy Lips Vaseline; it provides a subtle hint of colour, whilst also moisturising the lips! Not to mention it can be easily reapplied throughout the day.

To finish, as always, I used a few sprays of my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, to make sure that my makeup stays on throughout the whole day!

So, that completes my natural everyday makeup look! I hope you enjoyed this beauty themed post! More to come soon.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x





Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone has been doing well! Long time no post… recently I have been feeling a little¬†uninspired and unmotivated, a feeling I hope some of you¬†might be able to relate to. Nonetheless, in a bid to shake this unwanted feeling off, I am back today with a very belated ‘favourite product’ post for the month of February. So, if you would like to find out what item of makeup I have chosen this time, then please keep on reading!

Throughout the month of February there was one product in particular that I constantly reached for, and so it only made sense to¬†choose it… my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade ‘Leo’. Whether it was in the day or at night, this liquid lip was my go to.

I love the colour; I would describe it as… well the word ‘rust’ springs to mind, although that¬†doesn’t make it sound very appealing! The product description on the brand’s website describes it as a ‘ true matte honey brown’, in case my efforts didn’t do the colour justice ūüėČ But I have also left some pictures of the product at the end of post as always, so you can see what the¬†colour looks like both on the¬†lips and¬†a swatch on the hand for comparison.¬†The colour matches so many eye looks, my personal favourite to wear it with is a dark red/ orange eye, which I use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette to achieve,¬†as I think the colours compliment each other very well.¬†Moreover, ¬†believe it is¬†a great ‘in-between’ shade that everyone can wear; it is still in the¬†nude colour spectrum, so is wearable for day-to-day ( like I wore in¬†the picture, with minimal eye makeup), but because of the darkness of the shade,¬†it can be worn with a more dramatic look, perfect for nights out, and also it isn’t too dark for those who might not be confident enough to rock a statement lip!

The product itself, like all others in the range, lasts a long time, which is why I feel I can wear it out to dinner or¬†drinks¬†and not worry about it smudging or coming off… you can’t say that about many dark lipstick shades! The ‘matteness’ of the product is definitely¬†another bonus, as well as the fact that it dries down from wet to matte very quickly, good for applying makeup in a hurry or on the go!

Overall, I just love ( guessed¬†I love it by now, huh?) the versatility of this liquid lip, and I really am surprised that this shade doesn’t get more recognition! I know I am going to continue wearing throughout the next months; definitely a product that can worn all year round no matter the season! IMG_6457

I hope you enjoyed this short post, and I am looking forward to sharing my March edition with you soon.

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x