Powder scarves wish list and outfit ideas

So through the ‘Blogger Program’ Powder Acessories have asked me to make a wish list of their accessories and how I would style them.

I had never heard about Powder before but I am so glad that I found them. They are based in Edinburgh and they do a mix of silk, linen, faux fur and mix fibre scarves and gloves.

I have been looking at their website and I can honestly say ‘yes to all!’. All the designs are so unique with amazing colours and prints. I love how they are feminine but in a modern chic way.

This is a wish list of some of their spring collection and all the scarves are 100% pure silk.

Their website is here: http://powder-uk.co.uk

Tropical Flower

P1060174 Tropical Flower (Purple Tangerine)

So for this look I have decided to create a look that was a smart casual look for the Spring transition. I used sark purple jeggins that matches the purple hints in the scarf.

The leather jacket and grey tshirt makes the look very bare and flat however this brings better emphasis on the scarf. A plane look can really help the accessories be the main focal point.

I love this scale mainly because of the purple and the orange colours together; the flowers an the pattern is just beautiful and the mix of colours is just perfect.

Water Iris

P1060164 Water Iris

This outfit I would put as a work look in a smart casual office. Again it is a very plain look made to look more interesting and colourful with the scarf.

Using very neutral colours be it nudes or greys can really help emphasise statement accessories like the scarf here.

To make this look a bit more young and modern and a bit more me I would use a purple eyeliner to create a cat eye. Using eyeliner or shadow in similar accessory colours really helps pull the entire look together.

Belinda

P1060179 Belinda (Pale Pink)This outfit I would wear for a lunch date with my girlfriends. It is light modern and great for spring.

I love the light and pale colours in this look and it is a really beautiful scarf to wear with basically anything. The look that I have paired it with it very simple a feminine, the top has a lace pattern on top and matches the beautiful subtile floral design on the scarf.

The light pink shade at the top of the scarf I would match to my lip stick to make sure that the pretty pink accent is more prominent in the look.

Cherry Blossom

P1060160 Cherry Blossom

This one has to be my absolute favorite as it uses light pastel colours to create this amazing toned scarf. The pinks, greens, and blues are so beautiful together.

The look that I am putting this with would be a date look for a dinner date. The white dress is a great piece to wear for a date as it is smart but being a tshirt dress is also casual. The dark blue blazer and wedges really makes the outfit more modern.

The scarf brings a beautiful elegance to the look and makes it more lively and fun whist also being pretty and feminine.

And I was so inspired by the colours of Cherry Blossom that I made a makeup look. I used the new MUA Spring break palette. It really highlights the amazing turquoise and pink shades.

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Please, go check these out because they are really beautiful and British made.

Scarves start at £13 with silk ones at £18 also available are cosy scarves made from mix fiber or linen that start at £18. Gloves and other accessories are also available.

Wish List Links:

http://powder-uk.co.uk/product/tropical-flower-print-7/?attribute_pa_colour=purple-tangerine

http://powder-uk.co.uk/product/belinda-7/?attribute_pa_colour=pale-pink

http://powder-uk.co.uk/product/water-iris-print-3/?attribute_pa_colour=purple

http://powder-uk.co.uk/product/cherry-blossom-print-3/

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How much is my face worth?

 

Full price list:

Simple Protecting Moisture Cream: £6.99

Rimmel BB Cream 9 in 1: £6.99

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer: £5.99

MAC Studio Finish Concealer: £15.50

Rimmel Lasting Finish Mono Blush: £3.99

NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Powder: £1.99

Rimmel Brow Gel: £3.99

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara: £10.99

Urban Decay Naked Palette: £38.00

Bourjois Effet Smoky Eyepencil: £5.49

Maybelline Baby Lips Balm: £2.99

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet: £8.99

Total: £119.50

10 Commandments of Makeup

Commandments

 

10 Commandments of Makeup

  1. Thou shalt take off makeup before bed

I know everyone has heard this a million times but it really is rule number one. Makeup does do damage to your skin over a long period of time having makeup on for a few hours is okay but sleeping in it is a one way ticket to having really bad skin.

  1. Thou shalt clean all makeup brushes

The reason for doing this is threefold. One clean makeup brushes helps you apply makeup more smoothly. Two, if you are using an eye shadow the colour will be more vivid. And three, it is unhygienic to continually put your brush from your face to your makeup; it makes the makeup unclean and can cause spots.

  1. Thou shalt always have a clean face before applying makeup

You may not realise this but even when you wash your face at night there is tons of oil and muck on your face in the morning just from sleeping. Not all bad oil, your face naturally releases good oil to keep your skin healthy, but this oil will not help your makeup look great. So wash your face, even if it with a cleansing water or a makeup wipe. Your base makeup will be a lot smoother with a clean face.

  1. Thou shalt moisturise twice daily

Again something that you have heard a lot but probably never thought about the science. After you have washed your face you are removing bad oil and build up but also good oil so you need to replace this with moisturiser.  Even if you have oily skin you need to moisturise and remember you use a moisturiser that suits your skin type.

  1. Thou shalt wear the right shade of foundation

This has bugged me for years ever since fake tan and tanning in general became a big thing. Make sure that your face, neck and body all match. Also remember that there are cool and warm bases to makeup as well; so pick the completely right shade for you.

  1. Thou shalt throw away old makeup products

I really should practice what I preach here because makeup is a grand pool for germs and bacteria. It is crazy how dirty some of these products can be without you even knowing. So have a clear out like you would with your closet and get rid of some of the older products in your collection.

  1. Thou shalt blend eye shadows

The trick to getting the best eye shadow look is blending. This is normally easier with a makeup brush but you can even use a cotton wool bud if you really have nothing else to hand. The best looks are always blended out.

  1. Thou shalt use SPF all year round

So you are in England like me, it is raining and it is dark and cloudy however you still need to wear SPF. The sun’s rays can still damage your skin even in winter. You may not need the factor 50 and apply it three times a day but it is good to keep SPF as a key part of your routine. I would recommend a moisturiser with a SPF in it.

  1. Thou shalt work with your eye and face shape

Every face and eye shape is different and some looks and styles don’t work for all shapes. Think of your face like the rest of your body, you know what looks good or not and you know not to blindly follow every style because it may not suit you. Do the same for your face and eye shape.

  1. Thou shalt have fun with makeup!

The most important commandment of makeup. Have fun. Play around with different styles and see what works for you; mix it up with different colours or try something new. The possibilities  are endless with make up; so give it a go and have fun!