A Black British Beauty Blogger

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Hennes and Mauritz's Innocent Lip-gloss

Nude lipgloss

Smells like candyfloss and provides and non sticky sheen to my lips, oh how much this H&M lip-gloss has become a staple in my makeup bag.  I cannot describe how much I hate overly sticky lip-gloss; with the exception of NYX’s Megashine range or Sally Hansen’s Carmindy line, I haven’t come across a range that doesn’t act like a magnet for my hair or random bits of food when worn.  Thankfully this gloss adds a nice sheen to my lips when paired with MAC’s Fresh Brew for my current nude lip look of choice and as such, was deserving of being featured on a post of its own.  


Friday, 28 September 2012

Blush Crush - IMAN COSMETICS’ Luxury Blushing Powder: Sable

IMAN COSMETICS’ Luxury Blushing Powder in Sable has been an obsession of mine since checking out a YouTube video on blue eye shadow. Seeing the makeup artist use it as a contour on the eye to help blend out the shadow had me drooling; the richness of the models skin tone and the gorgeousness of the blue against the reddish - brown had me intrigued. Thankfully the beauty gods were smiling on me, and a quick hunt around my local Black hair &beauty suppliers had this blush securely in my possession- result. 

I’m not a massive fan of sparkly blush and so the matt finish really appealed. Playing around with the blush I have come to love it as a contour / non sparkly bronzer / eye colour. This blush has lasted on my skin during the warm summer months and I couldn’t resist taking a swatch of it on my cheeks in the natural light. 

I love the fact that that I have gotten so much use out of this one item and it has re-ignited my 'soft-daytime' look. As a lady of colour, I love the fact that this line has produced such as cracking product!

Have you got a favourite multitasking item?

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Belt Up!

Belt Up!

Belt Up! by blkmimildn featuring asos

I love the fact that ASOS Curve has put some thought into the items they have on offer. The OBI, Teal and interlocked Black/ Gold  belt on the left are clear favourites for me, but this changes depending upon what I’m wearing. I have to commend ASOS for bring out a plus size range; I used to work near their offices in Mornington Crescent and always admired the staff’s outfits as they would commute to work.  Hopefully, as the popularity of their Curve range grows, other retailers will start to produce items that are highly fashionable and at a decent price point. 
What do you think?

Monday, 17 September 2012

Plus Size Fashion: Special Occasion Outfit

Coral Jacket – Tesco (UK Supermarket)
Black Peplum Scuba Top- New Look Inspire range
Black Pencil Skirt – ASOS CURVE
Back Courts – Steve Madden
White Envelope Clutch – Dorothy Perkins
Gold Drop Earrings – Jewellery Line from Boots

I wore this outfit a few weeks ago to the Christening of my Godson.

I had purchased the scuba peplum top from New Look's plus size range –Inspire, earlier in the year and really wanted to wear it. However, as it was a joyous happy occasion I wanted to add some colour and the coral formal jacket from Tesco’s clothing range (Florence + Fred) broke up the starkness of the black pencil skirt from ASOS’s Curve line. The addition of the Dorothy Perkins envelope clutch helped add more colour into the outfit and added a reference point for my gold earrings.  I adored the ASOS Curve pencil Skirt and wanted to show it off the amazing silhouette it provided to the fullest and so had to add my favourite Steve Madden heels for the added drama. 

I really struggled to put this outfit together within the time scale and am so glad that my trusty shops ASOS, and New Look had some fashionable items for me to wear.  Whilst Tesco’s has a plus size range I don’t tend to shop from it as the items aren’t cut for my frame and so tend to stalk the aisles for the odd items in sizes the UK 20/22. I like the fact that items from Tesco's will wash well last and I have a few work dresses that I adore from them. 

We had an excllent day, my godson looked so cute and was excellent during the whole affair. Big kisses to him!

Which shops do you tend to run to when your in need of an outfit?