How to find the perfect glasses for your face shape

As you know, I wear glasses almost 24/7. It’s not a fashion statement. As Millhouse would say “I need them to see!”. I’ve been shopping round for some new frames recently because my current ones are the most expensive things I own and I wear them all day and I’m constantly worried about breaking them. During my research I came across this very helpful video by one of my favourite beauty bloggers, Michelle Phan, explaining how to make sure you find the right frames to suit your face shape.

 

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My top 5 vintage beauty icons

Who do you think of when you think of beauty icons from the past? These five women are often revered for their icon status, as pioneering women of beauty, hair and makeup. But I am interested if there is anyone less well known that you think deserves a mention.

This is my top 5:

Obviously, Marilyn

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Those arched brows with the winged liner and red lips.

Jayne Mansfield

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Following the trend Marilyn started for the glamorous blonde, Mansfield made it far more interesting with her beautiful tanned skin and brown eyes.

Veronica Lake

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These waves have been imitated  for 70 years.

Sophia Loren

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This insanely beautiful woman knew eyeliner and lipliner like nobody else.

Brigitte Bardot

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Obviously influenced by Loren, Bardot is the universal symbol of 60s glamour. Matte nude lips, a ton of eye liner and big hair has been a fail safe beauty look ever since.

Who do you think of when you think of vintage beauty?

Best Makeup Looks from SDCC 2015

Comic-con is a great place to see cosplay at its best. Some of these looks take hours of intricate makeup and special effects skills. These are some of the best makeup looks I’ve seen from this years San Diego Comic-con.

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Zombies are a popular theme and it takes a lot of special effects makeup skill to make zombies this scary.

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This Mad Max family probably took a lot more than some talcum powder to create this look.

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Mystique doesn’t need any help with her makeup.

And somebody actually went as Lorne from Angel!

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Deathwok Clan makeup perfection. This fan would fit in perfectly in Pylea.

These Chewie’s Angels are everything

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The time that went into that.

Then there’s this guy, who with the help of body makeup, prosthetics and a mask has transformed himself

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This drag Joker has the best makeup I’ve ever seen on a villain

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And there’s nothing like some body paint contouring to turn you into she-hulk

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“Bronde”

One of my pet peeves is when the media gets hold of a trend and names it something completely cringe-worthy, as is the case with the ‘bronde’ trend. It is a ridiculous name for something very simple, that has been around since highlights. The word is a combination of ‘brown’ and ‘blonde’ and all it is is brown hair with very fine blonde highlights. Often painted on balayage style (freehand). It’s a very pretty effect.

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This has been a trendy hair colour for a long time, but by giving it a stupid name the media has refocused our attention on it. Which isn’t a bad thing, despite the word ‘bronde’ being inflicted on us. It is actually a fairly low maintenance, yet super flattering look. It’s pretty cheap to get, because you probably only need to ask for a half-head of highlights. And it will only get more natural looking as it grows out, so you won’t need to keep going back and parting with hundreds of pounds.

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So even though the name may make you cringe all the way down to your toes, it would actually make a great hairstyle for the summer. Or autumn. Or winter. Or spring.