Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{Fashion} Bloggers Do It Better + This Heart of Mine

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I don't really need an excuse to dress up but I was very excited when Kristina from Pretty Shiny Sparkly announced the latest Bloggers Do It Better event. I had this fabric stashed away waiting for a reason to use it on something amazing, so when I read that the theme was red, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

The print of this fabric is so amazing so I kept the style simple- a heavily a-line shift with subtle gathering at the scoop neckline. I wanted to keep it classy with a long string of costume pearls and my go to sock bun hair. My shoes are Wittner.

I was aiming for soft makeup with a strong graphic element to my eyes and strong lips. I used the E.L.F 'back to school' neutral eyes palette and studio eyes gel liner, Mabelline Mineral Powder blush in gentle pink, E.L.F studio cheeks blush in peachy keen, Mac Lash Zoom mascara and Clinique Different Lipstick in Brilliant Coral. My base was Bougious Healthy Mix in shade 53, Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Silky Beige and Mattify Cosmetics Ultra Powder.

Happy Valentines Day lovers xx Samantha Alice


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15 comments:

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    1. Thanks so much Megan! I felt very pretty indeed x

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  2. Wow, the print of that dress is amazing! And the way you're talking about it....did you make it? If you did, holy cow! That is awesome! I love your winged eye liner too. I've tried that so many times and I can't ever get it right. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog! <3

    Toni

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    1. I did make it Toni! I am a sewing fiend, or at least I try to be. And I highly recommend getting a felt tip eyeliner for winged liner practice...Barry M does a great one that is easy to control but loads of brands have them now. Once you have that down move onto gel liner with a liner brush...it is tricky at first but just keep trying! Thanks so much for your lovely comment xx

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  3. Your blog is really cute and adorable!!!

    Take a look at my blog: The Spotted Cherry Pie :)

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  4. I love the dress, it is so gorgeous. The accessories like the pearls and flower really add to the outfit too.

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    1. Thanks so much Imogen! I am really happy with how it looks- might make more using the same pattern I think
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  5. Hey Sam!
    Long time no talk. Looks like youre doing very well. Your eyes are honestly amazing.

    This is Philippa by the way, commenting from New York.

    miss you! x

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    1. Awww thanks Philipa! Miss your too! Wish I was in NYC... x

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  6. Very sexy and beautiful! I love this dress on you and I LOVE that red color as well. Good call on the bun. I've always wanted to try that sock technique.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Aww thanks so much Jen! I love sock buns...best invention ever especially for fine hair like mine x

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  7. Hi! I found your blog by participating in the recent BDIB challenge Love how you styled your red. Cute blog!! Please visit mine if you get a chance. Have a wonderful day!!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  8. SUCH a gorgeous dress, it looks amazing on you!
    www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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