Belfast Fashion Week / Highstreet Heaven

Belfast Fashion Week High Street Heaven

Hi there!

So Friday past I was just in my element at the Highstreet Heaven show of Belfast Fashion Week! I went to this last year so it was a no brainer that I would be snapping up tickets ASAP this year again. Brands that took to the catwalk are as follows:

Remus Uomo
Boux Avenue (Opening soon in Victoria Square Belfast!)
Diamond Dolls
George at ASDA
Savida at Dunnes Stores
CastleCourt (selection)

A fab line up don't you think? You always have in your head which stores you think will showcase the best of the best and my top two were Warehouse and Oasis. Don't get me wrong, they had some fab styles but as far as I could see, M&S and Savida at Dunnes Stores were in a league of their own! So much so that I found myself in M&S the next day and bought the most beautiful pair of modern monochrome straight leg trousers. The quality is definitely top notch and I'm so glad to see M&S upping their game, fashion-wise.

Take a peak at the rest of my photos...

Belfast Fashion Week High Street Heaven

Belfast Fashion Week High Street Heaven
Dress by Diamond Dolls
Belfast Fashion Week High Street Heaven

Belfast Fashion Week High Street Heaven

Belfast Fashion Week Highstreet Heaven

Belfast Fashion Week Highstreet Heaven

Belfast Fashion Week High Street Heaven

The Fashion Six 

Autumn / Fall Makeup Look | Bronze Smokey Eye

How am I only getting round to writing this up now? Having major organisational issues right about now! 

This look is from my graduation back in July but I had thoughts about posting it round this time of year. It's very autumnal don't you think? I am just after watching one of Zoella's makeup tutorials and she has used very similar colours for her makeup look which has inspired to get typing. 

Autumn / Fall Makeup Look | Bronze Smokey Eye

First of all, I can't take credit for this as I actually got it done by a MUA, there's no way I could pull this one off in one attempt! It also relieved a lot of stress in the morning so I could focus on walking in my heels without falling on the stage. That's the real fear, never mind wonky eyeliner! 

I do believe that all the colours in the eyeshadow are from the MAC palettes, how gorgeous is the rusty orange shade in the inner corners? After having this done I have been very tempted to invest in one of their palettes. They are so expensive but my excuse is that they will last ages. On another note, there is always the Urban Decay Smokey palette option. Hmm, decisions...

As for the foundation, it's a good helping of Studio Fix. I am actually quite surprised about this, firstly because I actually own this foundation and I am not (I thought) a fan. So naturally when the MUA took to my face with it on the makeup brush I had a mini heart palpitation! However, whether it was the moisturiser I had used that morning, the primer she used or the way she blended into my face it turned out that I actually loved the shade AND the coverage. This was so surprising as I always thought Studio Fix had a yellow hue to it and that it was as thick as wallpaper paste. It just shows what can be done if you actually know what you're doing!

Bronze Smokey Eye Makeup Look
Imperfections and all! Who needs photoshop...
Also, I don't think I've ever had 'brows like that in my entire life! I believe the saying nowadays is 'on point'? I'm so down with the kids. 
To be honest with you, this is my brows toned down, a lot! The MUA had painted them on so fierce I didn't recognise myself! They were of course a work of art but for the occasion I had to politely ask her to kind of.. re-do them, oops! 

On to the lippy, any guesses as to what it is? It starts with V and ends in Y and I'm gonna' buy it the next time I'm at my nearest MAC counter...

VELVET TEDDY! isn't it a beaut? It stayed on all day too but I did carry around my Viva Glam as I thought I would need regular touch ups, I was wrong and pleasantly surprised at the staying power!

Bronze Smokey Eye Makeup Look

In short, this was one of those looks that you just didn't want to take the Simple wipe to! If I could have slept in it without ruining it I would have seriously considered haha! 

I learned a good few things about makeup that day though, for example, you do your eye makeup FIRST and foundation after, how to apply highlighter and the correct way to use a lip liner. I'm not adventurous when it comes to makeup at all, I wear the same look most days and I could possibly do it with my eyes shut now. Sitting to get this done and watching everyone else get theirs done let me see what colours complimented each other so I might be more adventurous in the future. I'd love to be brave and do a few more makeup looks for my blog!

Make sure and check out the make up artist's other looks my clicking here, they are all brilliant. She has done Katie Price's and Lauren Goodger's, if it's good enough for them it's good enough for me!

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The Boho Trend / Crochet, Fringing, Paisley & Muted Tones

Now this is a trend I really want to try out myself.

I noticed that there was a lot of new bohemian style clothing on the highstreet this summer from paisley print palazzo pants to soft oversized knits, lace and cream crochet. The highstreet seems to be a mix between boho and 70's at the moment (which I am not jumping to try!) and it's all I see in the latest magazines. Here is what Pinterest has to show if you search for boho style. Just gorgeous!

A photo of the boho trend
Source: Pinterest
Pinterest makes me well-jel at the best of times as I come across people with the most perfect home decor with quirky details, funky crafts and unconventional organisation tips (ahem, Gh0stparties.) but it definitely reaches a whole new level if I search for anything fashion-related!

Now I am well aware that it is now Autumn and if I was to go out in something like this people may think that Halloween fancy dress has come a few weeks early. However, there is bound to be some pieces to be had on the highstreet at the moment that will carry you right into winter. I must get into town for a look but that's not easy when you have a full time job (feeling sorry for myself), this is why I 'shop' on Pinterest instead! It's better for my bank balance but not my head, trust me.

How beautiful is that pure white crochet dress to the far left? Not to mention the headpiece in the middle photo. I actually purchased one of these from New Look a few months ago with the good intention of wearing it on holiday. However, I couldn't actually work out how to get it on my head, good start eh? I should have watched a few Youtube tutorials beforehand I think...

What do you think of the boho look? Does it take a person with a certain style to pull it off? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @thefashionsix

The Fashion Six


Makeup & Skincare Reviews (empties!)

Goodness I LOVE a good empties post and I must say I think it's a good 'un this time... I have loved every single one of these products and I have repurchased them all already. Well, I couldn't be without could I? Everything seems to run out at once then I need to go on a bit of a Boots haul to gather it all up again! 

1) Garnier Simply Essentials Vitamin-Enriched Toner 

This product was actually bought by accident, I meant to lift the Simple toner but this ended up home with me instead. I have no idea how because the Simple one is green and this is so obviously blue. I think it's about time I booked an appointment with Specsavers! In saying that, it really didn't disappoint. I have always love the Simple toner but this one was just a bit different, It has such a nice 'cooling' effect on the face so it's an absolute treat to apply at night after you take off all your makeup. I have no idea what else to say about it other than just that! It does exactly what it says on the.. err... bottle? and it smells amazing too. Win win. 

2) bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation

If you are looking for a medium-full coverage foundation that's light on the skin and easy to apply then this product is definitely for you. I purchased this from the QVC website as I got bored of my makeup routine and fancied a change. I had heard so many great reports about bareMinerals and I had already tried the loose powder version so it was only natural that I would try this! It goes on so easily and has that perfect finish that liquid makeup gives. It's great for days when I can't be bothered or when I'm in a rush! It's that good that I have already ordered and received another one. It's good to keep up the stock levels! The only downside of the READY foundation is that it's a bit pricey and it doesn't last as long as other products I've tried. I can't say that this is enough to put me off though.

3) Revlon ColorStay Makeup 

You know you love a product when you have been purchasing it from the age of.... 15! This was my very first foundation 'back in the day' and 8 years later I'm still buying it. I honestly don't know what I'd do if Revlon brought it off the shelves, I'd have to protest or something. This makeup creates such a flawless finish and it is great for day or night. It doesn't go shiny and the colour range is great, you are bound to find a shade that you are happy with. At £12.49 it's a great dupe for MAC Studio Fix (which I think is a tad overrated and has a nasty smell!)

4) bareMinerals PRIME TIME Foundation Primer 

I got this little tube in my bareMinerals starter pack so don't worry it isn't £21 for a tube of this size! The ACTUAL product is 30ml (I have also seen a few large sizes online too) and it lasts a heck of a lot longer. I have tried some awful primers in the past, some just do not work and others are so thick you can see the thick film even when foundation is applied! Prime Time is a clear gel which feels so smooth on the skin. It is also fast drying and you can apply your make-up straight after application. I liked it that much I had to repurchase it. 30mls doesn't sound like a lot but you only need a small amount of this and it goes a really long way. I have a full review of Prime Time here if you wish to find out more! 

5) Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer 

This is one of those products that had a huge hype around it when it was first released and since I have read LOADS of reviews on it online I had to try it myself. I actually got it when Boots had their 3 for 2 offer on so this was my 'free' gift as it were. To be honest I wasn't expecting big things from this as I had tried loads of concealers before and none of them did anything for me. I am VERY glad to say that I was wrong! This product is particularly great for under your eyes to hide dark circles without it 'caking' and falling into the lines on your face. I really do not want to look 10 years older than I actually am! haha. I liked this concealer so much that I asked a few of you on Twitter what the verdict on the foundation was. I was surprised to find that the majority didn't like the foundation at all and there was one person who said it made their face look shimmery! So not a good look eh? I'm still in two minds wether to try the foundation or not so let me know your thoughts in the comments section or tweet me @thefashionsix!

I am glad to say that all 5 of these products has been repurchased numerous times much to the dismay of my bank account! Well, at least I'm taking advantage of the 3 for 2 offer in Boots and grabbing 3 Wake me Up's at once....

 What beauty products are you loving at the moment?

The Fashion Six


The Rose Quartz 'TRILLION' Ring / NOWSEEN.COM

Howdy! Just wait until you feast your eyes on today's post...

Well, I have been well and truly spoilt this time. The lovely people at gifted me with this ring, and what a beauty it is!

I don't know about you, but I obsess over statement jewellery, especially necklaces and rings. However, there is one problem with most of the statement costume jewellery you get on the highstreet these days. They don't last and they turn your skin green! 
I love a bargain myself (especially the 70% sale in Accessorize or Topshop, come at ME) but there are times when you just fancy something different. I had a nosy around the Now Seen website and I instantly loved the simplicity and quality of their products. The prices of their rings also range from £5 to £149 so there really is something for everyone and something for every budget. Better yet, it is nice to have sterling silver for a change which lasts well unlike highstreet counterparts. 

I choose the 'Trillion' ring in rose quartz as I thought it would match pretty much everything in my wardrobe. The stone only has a slight hue of pink and I wear silver jewellery 99% of the time anyway. What stood out to me is that this ring looks really well on the index finger (even check out the photo on the website!) and I don't wear my rings like that often. My Pandora might get a mix up every now and again but that's it. 

I teamed this fierce statement ring with a few minimalistic midi-rings so it would still be the 'centre of attention'. The triangle shape of the midi ring goes well with the latticed shoulders of my trillion ring, what do you think? From looking at their website I can sense a grungy/edgy vibe. In that case, I'd stack a few rings up with a monochrome look, leather jacket included, slashed black skinnies optional.

NOWSEEN Trillion statement ring review

Make sure to check out their delicate bracelets, necklaces & earrings (adorned with gems of course) for something that little bit different. I'd expect that some of the pieces would make fab presents! Now that summer is over Christmas will just be round the corner, right?

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Also check out NOWSEEN on social media. Naturally, I've been stalking all.

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