Monday, 12 March 2012

NOTD - OPI Big Apple Red

In natural light

If you have been reading my latest post you would be aware that I recently had an even that I accessorised with red shoes and bag to match my hair. I also decided to keep my nails in the same colour scheme, when I stumbled upon this fabulous red I knew it was the one for me.

With the flash

Two coats and this was more than opaque, I finished with a good coat of Seche Vite and was good to go. What do you think? what is your favourite red polish??

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Women in Business Awards - Hair and Makeup

Hello loves, I was really fortunate to be nominated for a women in business award recently. I have to admit I was really excited and honoured.

The awards were held this Thursday night and I was more than a bit excited to get all glamed up. The first choice I had to make was the outfit????
Being a plus size lady makes finding beautiful couture a uber difficult task. So I decided to rope my darling mum in ( she is a dressmaker). I wanted something vintage/retro ish, so the hunt began.
Not a flattering pic of us but you get the idea
Back in her hey day mum used to work for one of the big couture houses and a pattern or two may still be in her collection. So I ended up with a beautiful (scaled up lol) vintage Dior dress pattern. I decided I wanted it to be simple so stuck to black satin. It was such a rush getting out the door that i didn't get many full length shots.

I decided to stay in keeping with my hair and have a vintage inspired do, I love my hairdresser she hit the nail right on the head I LOVED my hair.

Back view of the DO
For my makeup I decided to give a coloured brow a go, as my hair is so red ATM i matched them pretty well I think, i kept the rest of my makeup pretty simple, matching my lips to my brows and a simple double winged liner.

front of the hair masterpiece

I cant not talk about the shoe situation ....I had ordered a stunning pair of christian Louboutins for the event but due to all the flooding just prior they didn't arrive in time, so I searched and found a cute pair and matching bag.

Now I didn't win the category I was nominated in but I did make it through to the finalists so I was super happy and honoured.