Love it! Rock it! Own it!
When I get dressed I always think: "Where am I going and what fashion mood am I in?"
The answers to these questions determine which choices I make with my clothes, shoes and accessories - ultimately giving me an outfit I can feel confident and stylish in.
"Fashion shouldn't be taken too seriously. You've got to have fun with it, to make it work"
Every edition I am going to share with you:
**What's in my Wardrobe**
**Jenna-rate’ the look**
**A Heavenly Hint**
**A Heavenly Treat**
**Your “Fashion Heaven” Moments**
I want you to think of all the items in your wardrobe and all the endless possibilities of what you can create.
Let your imagination run riot. Have fun, glam up - Love it! Rock it! Own it!
**What’s in my Wardrobe**
This month’s theme is ‘Sentimental’. We all have that one ‘go-to outfit’. That one favourite outfit which makes us look and feel fantastic, evokes special memories or just makes us feel sentimental.
It’s a comfort to know that if all else fails, if we’re having a ‘fat day’, or not quite feeling our best, then we know we can throw on that one outfit, ‘rock it’, and feel awesome!
My go-to outfit is my black leather trousers worn with a long flowing black, chiffon shirt with very detailed ruffled sleeves and hem. I team this look with some plain black pumps and layer on lots of long jewelled necklaces, and a big diamond ring. This adds detail, texture and colour to the outfit while still maintaining that ‘Rock Chick’ vibe.
Nails: Tara from Irresistible Beauty painted a beautiful base in ‘Lady Baroness’, which is a vibrant pinky/red. Nail tips were topped off with a sparkly irridescent red glitter, which looked glamorous and fierce! Book into Irresistible Beauty on 01792 773887 and let them work their magic on your nails too.
Hair: Created and styled by Hilary Jones. I’ll hand you over to Hilary to explain how she achieved this month’s gorgeous creation.
Jenna and I made short work of Emma’s look by doubling up!
While Jenna applied the makeup, I stood on a chair and curled Emma’s hair.
All the hair on top was sectioned and backcombed at the root to give volume, then curled with a wand and pinned.
As Emma has beautiful hair extensions, there’s enough body in her hair so there is no need to backcomb the roots at the nape of her neck.
Once the hair was taken out, I brushed vigorously to reduce the curl to a natural wave. I added Tigi Hair Shine spray, brushed through again and added a side parting.
For the second look I applied Avec’s IQ Clever Dust to the roots on top, tipped Emma’s hair upside down, shaking out all the hair with my fingers. I brought the hair back up and added hairspray to support the fullness.
The front was taken back and pinned to create height.
Love Hilary x
Thank you Hilary for creating yet another masterpiece.
Hilary is available to cut, style and/or colour your hair at Pimped Up Pins, Treboeth, Swansea. 01792 799775.
Makeup: Created and applied by Jenna Kelly. I’ll hand you over to Jenna to tell you how she achieved the look.
This month was all about our comforts... and that applies to our makeup too!
We all have our favourite products - the items that we can rely on; that look we can create with ease, and know we feel good doing it!
Whether we’re having a good day or a bad day, a fat day or a skinny day, a glowing day or a dull day... we all have a safe space when it comes to fashion and beauty! So for this month’s shoot I actually went to work with no kit at all - just my brushes - to use all of Emma's own favourite products, to create a natural and signature Emma Heaven Glam!
Here’s how I created this month’s look, ending with a list of products I used. Be sure to treat yourself to a few of these this month. They are real beauties!
FACE part 1: This time (and rarely) I started with the skin and complexion. I usually start with the eyes on all looks, but as we were creating a more natural look and using cream based products on the eyes, we didn't have too much ‘dropdown’ to worry about.
First I primed the skin with a plumping and hydrating primer, then applied a highlighting liquid illuminator to all of the high points of the skin: brow bones, cheeks and bridge of the nose. The primer helps to keep the foundation smooth while the illuminator glows through.
With a light fluffy brush I buffed Emma's liquid foundation all over her skin. Normally she uses very little, but as we were in the studio, I used a little more (still not a lot) all over the skin to make sure the tone and texture was even.
EYES: For the eyes, I started by priming the area with part 1 of Emma's concealer pen to hydrate and lift, following it with part 2 - the concealer - to add coverage and colour.
Using a brow definer pencil, I created what I would describe as a moderately structured brow, focusing most of the product on the outer edges to add definition, and then feathering through the rest of the arch to lift - but not overpower - the natural eye look to come.
A gorgeous ivory-coloured cream eye shadow from Charlotte Tilbury was used to highlight the brow bone and inner corner of the eye. Then I used Emma's favourite Chanel cream eye shadow pot - her go-to - all over the lid to create a great base for the powder shadow I placed over the top, giving a long lasting, intense, but softly blended, one-colour lid.
Using a brightening eyeliner pencil, I coated the waterline of the eyes to create a more opened and bright eye, adding lots of mascara and a few fake lashes for effect.
FACE part 2: Back to the complexion, using the concealer again, I added a little more to the under eye area, making sure that it was still clean and bright with no drop down after the shadows .
A Tom Ford contour and highlight palette was used to contour the hollows of the face slightly, to add definition to the bone structure, and to highlight the high points of the face to complement the illuminator applied earlier.
NARS cream sticks bring a flush of colour to the cheeks for that added glow, and we were ready to set the look with a little powder. I used a loose powder just on the T-zone of the face to keep the skin as natural and glowing as possible.
Using a Charlotte Tilbury powder sculpt and highlight palette I added to the contour with a bronze powder, and again to the highlight with a powder illuminator. We really did want to GLOW! I topped up the cream blush with a Tom Ford powder version for an extra pop of colour. And the skin, in all its rosy, contoured and glowing glory was finished!
LIPS: The lips we kept simple. I really think that although very natural in its finish, the skin was the key feature in this month’s makeup. We used Emma's go-to nude lip liner and lipstick - both from Charlotte Tilbury.
TIP OF THE MONTH: When in doubt, be yourself! We all have our creature comforts. Be it a jumper which looks great but conceals our ‘sins’; or a lipstick we know will not only brighten our face, but do the same to our spirits.
A full glam look is wonderful, but there is sometimes a time and a place for that, and which sometimes requires a little (extra) confidence...
Find your signature look and favourite products, which add to your innate beauty, not mask it.
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Primer
By Terry CC Lumi-Serum
By Terry Nutri-Lifting Foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise (Jean)
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Eye shadow (83-Illusoire)
Christian Dior Eyeshadow palette (609-Earth Reflection)
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Cheat for Brighter Eyes
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes (Black)
Ardell Demi-Wispies Eyelashes
Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate
NARS Multi Stick (Orgasm & Palm Beach)
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Tom Ford Cheek Colour (Love Lust)
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat
Charlotte Tilbury Lips
Love Jenna x
Thank you Jenna for creating another stunning ‘look’. You can find out all about Jenna and her work at jennakellymua.com
I would love to see how you style your ‘go-to’/favourite/sentimental outfits.
**A Heavenly Hint**
Having the right beauty tool kit transforms the art of applying makeup.
Makeup applied with sponges and brushes lasts much longer on your skin, as the product is pressed into the skin rather than slicking over the surface.
I would start with:
- Powder brush
- Eyeshadow brush
- Eyeliner brush
- Lip brush
- Beauty Blender sponge
Build your kit up. And remember - the trick to perfect application is blend, blend, blend!
**A Heavenly Treat**
My latest obsession is Cloud Bread. This delicious high-protein, low-carb alternative to bread can be made sweet or savoury.
There are many variations of this recipe on the internet - so Google away!
My favourite savoury ‘go-to’ option is a turkey breast with a mountain of salad served in a burger-style, cloud bread bun.
My favourite sweet option is mini cloud bread patties served as pancakes with greek yoghurt, fruit and nuts.
I call them my ‘little clouds of heaven’ - they most certainly taste heavenly! Or as we would sing in Wales - especially during the Six Nations rugby tournament - “Bread of Heaven, feed me til I want no more!”
**Your “Fashion Heaven Moments”**
Thank you to everyone who sent a photo of their party outfits.
Here are some of my favourites.
Taya Tortella: Looking fabulous in this fitted, white dress.
Angharad Evans: Sparkling in this sequinned, floor length dress.
Bethan Jones: So striking and chic in monochrome.
Jessica Breriton: Simple,elegant and oh so classy.
Hannah Francis: Standing out in this gorgeous red number.
Well done, you all look Classy & Fabulous.