NEWS: Felicity Jones. That’s all.

The name Felicity Jones may be fresh in your mind due to her Oscar nominated performance of Jane Wilde in the film The Theory of Everything, but, if you’re a true chick-flick lover like ourselves, you may also remember her playing Kim from the film Chalet Girl with Ed Westwick. No, we don’t blame you if Ed Westwick is the only thing you can remember from the film. Aaaand if we’re really going back in time, you may remember her from the classic childhood programme, The Worst Witch, where she played Ethel Hallow. Well, if you don’t know her after that introduction. You’re about to. Magnificently gracing the cover of InStyle UK and becoming the cover story for the industry’s beauty edit Violet Grey, Jones is officially here to stay. We’re forecasting big things for this young woman. Check out her best looks from InStyle UK’s March cover and Violet Grey below:

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TREND REPORT: Double Winged Eyeliner

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I love make up. I am a complete make up hoarder. But when it comes to experimenting with make up, I’m really not that brave. So I often look for subtle ways to change my make up from the usual day or night routine. This double winged eyeliner trend is subtle yet sleek so fits in perfectly with my not-so-outgoing-make up. I know what you’re thinking – it’s hard enough getting one pair of eyeliner wings to match, let alone two pairs – but get it right, and the payoff is worth it. Embraced by Kim Kardashian for years and spotted at Peter Philip’s first catwalk for Christian Dior for their Spring/Summer ’15 collection, the trend can be adjusted to your own style. It can be as bold and dramatic as you like; infusing colours, sparkles and glitters, or as subtle as you want; a small, blurred wing pulled out from the lower lash line. Not something to try for the first time before you go out, this trend will take practice and when you do, keep near you lots of cotton buds (or Q tips) to wipe away those pesky strays.

Will this be a trend you will be incorporating into your make up?

 

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Introducing Kim Kardashian West..

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Kim Kardashian West’s wedding looked spectacular but did we really expect anything less with Kanye West as her partner? The Givenchy Couture dress, the trail and the extravagant wall of flowers were classic and classy. I love these photos but I am also really eager to see a classic Kim selfie from her wedding day, so I can get a better look of her make up and hair!

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Oh My Love Fishnet LBD

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Oh My Love has done it again. They somehow just continually get it right for me when it comes to LBD’s. Bought on a whim during their sale, I thought afterwards that I might regret it. The very plunging neckline is not me at all, and I will definitely need to invest in some sort of keep-everything-in-place-sticker-bras as there is no way I can get away with wearing a bra with this dress!

With the flash sale, and a very generous discount code, the dress only cost me £12.50 (inc p+p) and as it’s RRP was £39. How could I say no?

Just a heads up on Oh My Love’s sizing as in dresses I am normally an 8, which usually correlates to a small but in Oh My Love I seem to always be an XS (feel good factor moment!) so I would suggest if you’re not sure, and can’t afford to buy 2 dresses and send one back – go for the smaller size!

The fishnet details are key this season, with the Nicole x Miss Guided collection sporting it on almost every dress.

I’m still yet to wear it out – and I will definitely post pictures when I do. But I am thinking I would team this with either simple black heels, and a black studded clutch OR grey/beige shoes, and grey clutch.

I would try not to overdo it with accessories and make up, and I would definitely stay away from a red lip, which with the fishnet detail could make you look more stripper than sophisticated sexy!

 What bargain have you recently picked up?

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Miss Selfridge Monochrome Buys

It doesn’t matter if the warm weather blessed us this weekend, it didn’t stop me splashing out on my favourite colours, black and white!

The off white/cream, fluffy jumper is perfect for slipping under a light jacket and pretty much goes with everything and the black square neck crop top is a real bounce back from the 90’s. It really reminds me of the Spice Girls and I love it! Especially for just £8. It’s ideal for days and nights, and comes in a variety of colours including mint, nude and white.

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CHUNKY CHELSEA BOOTS PART 2

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Chunky Chelsea boots // BooHoo // £30

I know I’m late on the bandwagon but I have wanted a pair of chunky Chelsea boots for ages. I found my perfect pair on Miss Guided but they were forever out of my size. I finally found them on BooHoo, exactly the same pair just £5 cheaper! 

These are a size 4 and are a lot comfier than I thought they would be. The heel is sturdy and I feel steady walking in them – I never wear heels on an everyday basis so this is a first for me! 

I really recommend these as they can be worn in the day and the evening and just add that little extra something to your outfit. 

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