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EDIT: Hello, Autumn

September is here!

This autumnal inspired editorial showcases this simple corset dress from Zara paired with my thrifted classic cowboy inspired ankle boots by Topshop which are one of my favourite go-to boots for Autumn/Winter months.

Overall this look is quite free-flowing and different compared to my other ones. And even though this edit is in black and white, the makeup is just a simple base with subtle feline cat-eyes, nothing too dramatic.

As we enter a new month I think this is the perfect time to reflect and refresh for autumn. I personally love Autumn/Winter season, it may be because of my love for vintage coats but my point is that there’s something so renewing and shifting as seasons change. Every time it becomes another opportunity to experience and define what’s you.

Me being only 16, I obviously still have a lot of time on my hands to find and develop my style and what suits me but lately I have just been experimenting with the term “less is more”. Not just in style but life in general. This past summer I’ve found myself picking up things I don’t often wear, letting my skin breath a lot more, reading more books with actual interest and focusing on my presence whilst being in the moment.

It’s easy to fall out of touch with yourself and not know what you want. I certainly have had those moments with trends (not just style trends) and in this day and age I think it’s important to capture and cherish what really shows your true self, that’s through living I suppose; figuring out what really inspires you and intrigues you. Life in all forms is beautiful and I’ve slowly been embracing that with ease.

Without babbling (like I haven’t already :/)

I hope you all have a lovely September!

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by The Belper

Lots of love,

Makeup Look: A POP OF PINK

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For this editorial, I wanted to be quite bold whilst keeping the look modern and wearable!
Creating the eye look was quite simple:

The main focus is pink eyeshadow on the lids, applied in a rounded, 60s mod shape and blended well around the edges. I complimented the pink with navy blue eyeshadow (as eyeliner). You may not be able to notice on camera, but the eye liner is actually navy blue as opposed to black.

Started off with a base on the eyes in a similar tone as the eyeshadow I planned on using: A pink eye primer/colour corrector (a tiny bit of it only on the lids) will not only help ensure staying power as you add liner but should make a difference in the opacity of your eyeshadow. Any eye base that works for you is perfect for this step.

I focused on two main shadows from the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette to give a hot-pink metallic effect: “Seize” and “Gossip”. There are so many different metallic/shimmery pink eyeshadows to choose from, these two were the closest to what I was going for.

For the liner, I applied a wet black eyeshadow and went over it with “Minx” to form a navy blue shade. I kinda just wanted some extreme contrast on the eyes so instead of using black I thought navy blue would make things pop.

There will be a post dedicated to my foundation routine but for now, I just made sure the skin was kept simple and mellow.

Definitely was experimenting with this look, but I think it just adds a vibrant element of fun to any simple outfit.
“Give Me A Break” BOMBER JACKET: ZARA

Let me know what you think and if you have or would go this bold with eyeshadow?
Thanks so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

MY PAMPER ROUTINE

Sometimes it gets hard to find time to kick back and relax with busy schedules paired with the ‘no rest’ mindset. I’ve always been the person to create tonnes of lists and reminders to get things done, that I actually end up forgetting to take care of myself. For me, I think Sundays are one of the best days to unwind in order to take on the new week in perhaps a better mood.

They’re so many different pamper routines to choose from however by recording what I often do to relax, I’ve come up with 5 simple things you can do to unwind on your Sunday (or any day depending on what day works best for you)

1. Face masks

Using A face mask is probably my personal favourite way to relax. Aside from the endless benefits, any simple mask can give your skin, It’s a great multi-tasking product as you can either relax in a meditative state or work on other activities (which I’m about to tell you).

2. Reading

As a kid, I used to hate reading, but over time my philosophy on it changed for the better. As I’m homeschooled, reading plays a big part in my life. I think it’s a different feeling when you’re taking time out to read out of interest as opposed to reading for school or work. It’ll always benefit you regardless but for me, it’s one of the best ways I know to help one feel calmer and relaxed.

3. Tea!

I can’t speak for anyone else but I can assure you I drink plenty of tea, even when it’s not intended to relax. A Sunday afternoon cup of tea is something anyone can make easily, and with so many flavours of tea, now available to choose from a cup of tea is always a good way to relax. Tea also has nutritional and beauty benefits which are an added bonus.

4. Meditation

This is like a workout, but for your mind and without the subtle pains days later. It’s as simple as sitting in a quiet room, closing your eyes and concentrating on your breathing, that’s it. Meditation is something so straightforward yet heavily effective, on not only your body but leaving your mentality in a more peaceful state of mind.

Doing this for at least 5-10 minutes (when you wake up in the morning and/or before you go to bed) is all you need to notice a difference in the overall outlook of yourself when done consistently that is. Another great thing that I love about it is that It can be done at any time of the day. If I have five minutes to spare and I want time to calm my mind, I’ll simply meditate.

5. Inspiration

It’s easy to be uninspired and not feel much motivation to get things done. However, one thing I often do to feel more enthusiastic is to look at the things that put a smile on my face. This could be anything from coffee table books (my personal fave) to going on walks or even watching my favourite film. There will always be something that’ll put you in a better mood even when you don’t feel like yourself on some days.

I’m not saying you have to use these suggestions in particular in order have a good pick-me-up routine, these are just things I’ve noticed I’ve been doing more of to unwind on my Sundays, so I thought I’d share with good intentions. Happy Sunday! Enjoy your Day!

Lots of love,

Stacy xx

THE PERFECT RED LIP

I’ve never really been the type of girl to wear red lipstick as I feel many red lipsticks out on the market have different undertones, so finding the right shade can be tricky. It’s also important to note that the ‘Red Lip’ is known to be worn as a bold, statement Lip colour to vamp up almost any makeup look however it’s different for all skin tones.

I thought I could never pull it off until I came across one lipstick that came in a ‘liquid’ lipstick form, the shade was not like most I’ve seen where the undertone is either blue or slightly orange. This shade suited everyone! On top of that, I hadn’t come across any negative reviews on this particular product.

It’s from the makeup brand, Coloured Raine and the lip colour is in the name ‘Cherry Blossom. It’s perfect, I absolutely love it and I’d highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good, red lipstick.

As well as Their high-demand liquid lipsticks, Coloured Raine also stock lip glosses as well as eyeshadows (which I haven’t tried yet). They’re based in America therefore initially I didn’t really bother to look any further, up until one morning I noticed that Beauty Bay (a UK online beauty department store) were now including Coloured Raine.

I was super excited when I made my purchase and thrilled when I received the item. Here are three key things I absolutely love about this product:

  • The Smooth application
  • The highly pigmented colour payoff
  • The Non-drying formula on the lips

With that being said I will be trying out more shades in the near future!

The Coloured Raine liquid lipstick in Cherry Blossom retails for £15 on Beauty Bay (where I purchased mine).

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