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Friday, 27 January 2017

If there's one thing I love, It's makeup and style with a bit of grit. My style has always veered on the edgier side, and often the brightest colour you'll find in my wardrobe is Khaki Green.
As a teenager I was obsessed with skateboarding, punk music, alternative fashion and generally rebelling against the system.

When Rimmel London invited me to take part in their very first RimmelRoadTrip, I was super excited to revisit my old teenage stomping ground in Cardiff and give Fleur De Force a tour of the city. As a teen, many Saturday's were spent skateboarding through the city centre with my friends, Listening to music, sitting by the fountains & attending music shows. It felt like the city was alive, and as teenager, image was everything.

Stranger Things Eleven Makeup & Costume Tutorial

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Anyone else as obsessed with Stranger Things as me? YES? Well then this is the Tutorial for you! 
I wanted to take this costume to the next level, so custom made an Eggo handbag to go with it. I feel like Eleven would love it, and I do too! 

It's super easy to do, and I've actually been wearing the handbag as an everyday throw on my shoulder kinda bag and been getting the most insane compliments on it - people can't believe I made it! I suppose it's the glossy acrylic box that does that? 

The bag it's self is a super cheap acrylic handbag I purchased on eBay HERE for less than £10!! 

I then roped in my ever patient and talented BF to help make a template that fit the exact measurements of the bag. It's so simple to do, just download and print out the PDF we created HERE, cut it out carefully along the outside, fold and pop into the bag! Secure on the inside with a touch of scotch tape and you'll be ready to go before you can even say demogorgon! 

Happy Halloween! 

Em x

The Marc Jacobs Beauty Airblush Duo Launch

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Sometimes an email lands in my inbox, and I squeal a little with excitement. This was definetly the case recently I was invited to L.A, California for the launch of the brand new Marc Jacobs Beauty Airblush Duo.
Set in the goreous Beverly Hills Hotel, the launch took place over brunch in the beautiful hotel gardens, and just oozed old Hollywood glamour.

Gilbert Soliz, head makeup artist for Marc Jacobs Beauty was on hand to give demonstrations using the Airduo Blush range (inspired by one of the first celebrity makeup Artists – Way Bandy) and it was incredible to hear about how Bandy and Jacobs were friends and club kids together back in their heyday.

Inspired by the creative vision and styles of Way Bandy, the range is all about beautifully draped cheeks, using a silky soft air whipped pressed powder. Available in 5 different shades and suitable for all skin tones, the blush contains a fusion of lighter and deeper shades with each palette being hand filled and inspired by vintage cigarette cases.

The Lines and Last Night Airblush Duo is my favourite of the bunch, with it's gorgeous golden peachy tones, it's incredibly flattering on fairer skin tones. Long lasting and buildable to truly sculpt your cheeks for that Way Bandy look, it has been a struggle to go a day without wearing this blush since it has come into my life.

Priced at £28.00 and available exclusively today at John Lewis and in-store on Oxford Street on 1st September in the UK.Also available in Sephora in the US, these blushes are worth checking out and welcoming into your makeup bag.


Summer Skin Saviours from La Roche-Posay | Advertorial

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

La Roche-Posay

I admit, when it comes to hot weather – I fail miserably. I've been travelling more and more recently, and during a trip to LA, I got to experience the hottest weather I've ever been subjected to.
There were a few things I learnt during that trip to LA. One thing being to never travel to a warm climate without a deep conditioning hair mask & hair oil. The second being that a good SPF is absolutely vital.

The La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Dry Touch cream is one of my favourite SPF products. I love how easy it is to use – with a small amount being all you need to cover your whole face. It's light on the skin and blends out beautifully without leaving a greasy texture behind. This has certainly been a skin saviour for me in recent months, and It's one of the first items I reach for come morning time.

For quick summer morning skin prep, the La Roche-Posay Micellar water (which I previously spoke about here) is a winner – especially come morning time. It's packed with micells to help remove dirt & pollution from your skin. It feels soothing oand a quick swipe over your face with a cotton pad in the AM is often all you need before you're ready for makeup application.

For those on the go, the brand new La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Unifiant could be the saviour you’ve been looking for. Ideal for post gym makeup application or if you're having a no makeup day. It's the same formula as the Effaclar Duo [+] that helps to fight against acne-prone skin this time with a hint of a tint to unify the tone of blemishes while working to reduce their size and redness whilst unclogging pores at the same time. Ideal for those days when you have no desire to apply makeup but would also like a little coverage, Alternatively, if full coverage is your thing – you can also wear it under foundation as a primer to get the best of both worlds!

What are your summer skin saviours? Let me know in the comments below!
Em xx