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