Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Cheryl Cole's bronzed look at Cannes and *that* dress

Last week the Internet whipped itself up into a frenzy over a little Geordie lass on the red carpet at none other than glam French film soiree, Cannes. Why did everyone go so crazy? Well, mainly because Cheryl's seemed so troubled lately and has also been keeping herself out of the limelight but also because she appeared to have 'bounced back' - and done it very well indeed. She made absolutely no quarms at all in making sure we all remembered who she was that night, donning a Stephane Rolland gown which ensured all eyes were on her.

So, the fash pack loved it, and the press loved it too. But what did you guys really think? At FashionistA, we reckon the dress is gorgeous and Cheryl looks gorgeous but well, we totally wouldn't even wear anything remotely similar. Maybe ever. Not even to our own birthday party. (Unless it was on the set of Made in Chelsea.) But one thing we're all totally taken with is the red! The combination of white and red can often seem quite harsh, but in this way - with this seasons hottest trend the dip dye on side - it seems to blend effortlessly into the red carpet, molding her and the setting into one. We predict this is gonna be a huge trend now popping up on the High Street and we're interested to see how it goes and how we'll be wearing dip dye in a few weeks to come. H&M have already knocked out a £15 version for their charity Fashion Against Aids, which should satisfy any of you die hard Cheryl fans that want to get the look:

We absolutely love Cheryl's glowing bronzed face look and luckily for you guys, we've just launched three bronzers of our own! Here's a sneaky little peek...leave us a comment letting us know which one your favourite is! We'll bring you much much more information on these later on in the week so stay tuned to find out more...

So how do you feel about Cheryl's dress, and her bronzed look? Love, FashionistA xo

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Fashionista Loves... ASOS

We adore ASOS at FashionistA - not a week goes by when one of us gets a ring on the doorbell from the postman at the office with yet another ASOS order! Right now we're loving all the bold prints and pastel mixes coming out of ASOS and have been browsing the site all anxiously waiting for pay day to come around again so we can buy even more goodies!

There's such a mix of retailers on ASOS that there's always new things to find and have a look at, so we've collated a mix of six of our favourite pieces that mainly involve tribal prints and pretty pastels with a couple of cute British bits thrown in.

When wearing bold prints, it's important to dress down the rest of your outfit - if you see the picture at the bottom in the middle - her top is so printed she teams it with just some plain black leggings. The dress in the middle at the top was a huge favourite of ours because it combines the bold print but still has some black on it so it's not too in your face.

Love, FashionistA xo

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Saturday Shoe Lust: Topshop

So it's that time of the weekend's Saturday Shoe Lust! We LOVE shoes at FashionistA We know that Saturday nights out are where it's at and so to help you all out we're scouring the High Street's hottest stores to bring you the best shoe gallery going! This week's feature is all about the institution that is Topshop, and taking a closer look at their shoe offerings for this season. There's a real mix of styles from flatforms to really eye-catching heels. Let's take a look at FashionistAs Topshop Shoe picks!

The best thing about Topshop we think is the broad range of colours of shoes they have available! Pastel is a huge trend for Topshop this shoe season, whether you like cool pastel blues or greens or even nudes and soft pinks. There's also more of a variety of style of shoe - from flatforms to espadrille wedges. Of course there's always some perfect heels - something for everyone! Who doesn't love heels?
Love, FashionistA xo

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Top 5 Mono Eyeshadows

We absolutely love our Mono Eyeshadows and while there's only four that fit into a palette we can still have five favourites...right? So here they are to help out any of you a little bit confused about which ones to go for first!

Cafe Au Lait

This is the absolute perfect soft natural shad. On pale girls it will be a fantastic highlighter, and on darker skinned girls it'll work so well as a brightening inner corner shade.


For anyone a little afraid of colour, Meadows is the perfect soft green. It's quite blue so it's not too harsh to apply and it's shimmery and beautiful! It's also such a trend to rock at the moment - pastels are huge!

Brunette Bombshell

This is the perfect chocolate brown. It applies easily, softly and goes on absolutely beautifully! We don't think we really need to justify this one to you - we reckon you coo-ed all over it as soon as you saw it just then...

Deep Ocean

This isn't really a conventional choice at all - but we absolutely love Deep Ocean! We like to use it wet as an eyeliner, or to set our Secret Gel Eyeliner to keep it in place all day. Of course, you can use it as a normal eyeshadow, but we love it as eyeliner!


A bit like Brunette Bombshell, this is an absolutely gorgeous soft brown that will absolutely honestly suit every single girl out there. That's why it's our absolute favourite Mono Eyeshadow just has to go to this little vixen that is Foxy!

What are your favourite Mono Eyeshadows? Tell us!
Love, FashionistA xo

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

FashionistA Brand New StyleBrow

NEW FashionistA StyleBrows Kit

Here at FashionistA HQ, we’re feeling so excited about our NEW eyebrow kit – this season’s make-up bag essential. This Spring/Summer, it’s all about the power brow. Whether groomed and preened to perfection like Katy Perry or worn rough and au naturel like Keira Knightley, brows are without doubt the key to framing the eyes and creating a beautifully defined face.

Made up of two brow powders in a cool and warm tone so you can custom blend to get the perfect shade, this handy palette has all you need to create the perfect arch. It even comes fully equipped with mini tweezers and a double ended brush for extra precision and the wax will ensure your brows stay in place.  The genius little highlighting powder is great for brightening your eyes and making your brows look extra neat!

Check out Katie FashionistA’s video tutorial on how to use the palette… she even shows us how to get creative like Rihanna in her new music video for Where Have You Been.

FashionistA StyleBrows, £7, is available in selected Superdrug stores.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Summer style

We've been shopping here at FashionistA! Here's what we got. The shoes are from, the shorts are from H&M, the top belongs to one of the FashionistA girls and is vintage Topshop (but there are so many similar ones like it!) and the sunglasses are H&M. The weather is so hit and miss at the moment we're not sure when we'll be able to head out in shorts like this but we can all dream, right?

Makeup wise with this look we're rocking clean, soft pretty pastels to compliment the style of clothes - you don't want anything too over the top with those sparkly shorts! We reckon the hottest eye look with this would be a smokin' soft turquoise. Here is the low down on getting a gorgeous look with FashionistA:

Start by applying our Mono Eyeshadow in Envy all over the lid softly. We're going for just one wash of colour but you can go for adding some other shades too - depending on what kind of look you prefer. Line the eyes with Supermodel Kohl in Giselle - which will add definition to the eyeline and provide a soft smokey eye.

Blusher is in Butterscotch, a soft natural pink that will just help make the skin look glowy and a pretty natural flush. We also absolutely adore our 360 Catwalk Powder which comes in three shades depending on what colour you need. It has this amazing swivel mirror that goes all the way round so applying it is a doddle!
Love, FashionistA xo

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Sunglasses Shopping Help!

We're getting all excited here at FashionistA HQ and are preparing for summer in every single way possible. Luckily for us, we're off on sunny holiday very soon and so we've been frantically sunglasses shopping! Now this can be quite a stressful task if you're not 100% sure which sunglasses are best for you. So, we thought you'd help you out with some examples of styles and face shapes that will suit you :)

Square Face Shape

If you have a square shape face like Paris Hilton does, the best type of sunglasses to go for are circular/oval  ones with side detail set on the top - like these Ray Ban style ones. 

Round Face Shape

Pick shapes that are as wide as they are deep if you have a face shape similar to Cameron Diaz- and also square in shape. Ones with colour and decoration on the temples are also fab, but we love these giraffe print ASOS ones that would look fab with a round face!

Heart Shaped Face

If you have a heart shaped face like Jen, it's best to go for rounded styles and especially those with lower set sides - just like these ones. These are quite light in colour too, which is also great for this face shape.

We hope this helped your sunglasses shopping! Are you off on holiday soon?
Love, FashionistA xo

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Soap Awards look by Katie Jane Hughes for FashionistA

Our amazing Head of Makeup Artistry Katie Jane Hughes did this gorgeous look on Scarlett Bowman for the Soap Awards which aired on our telly screens this Thursday. Katie used Red Carpet which she applied beautifully straight to the lips, carefully ensuring the colour lasts all night by dabbing off any excess product inbetween layering. This red is the perfect compliment to blonde hair, don't you think? She simply lined the eyes with our gorgeous Gel Eyeliner in Fashion Mogul for a classic, beautiful look.

Katie also did the makeup of the beautiful Anna Shaffer which she kept beautifully simple. Anna has the most gorgeous freckles, and so Katie decided that covering them up would quite simply be a sin! She just prepped the face with our Fashion Secret Flawless Primer and then dabbed on some of our Brush On Concealer where needed to cover any imperfections, under the eyes mainly. She used our Merged Eyeshadow in Bella as a highlight on the cheeks and simply finished with a slick of Coral lipstick mixed with a tiny touch of Red Carpet.

Katie says "When creating the look for Anna, I decided to keep her gorgeous freckles prominent. Sometimes, all you need is a flick of mascara and a statement lip to be ready for anything!"

What do you think of our Soap Awards looks by Katie?
Love, FashionistA xo

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Soap Awards Style

The Soap Awards was Sunday night and not only did our very own Katie Jane Hughes create the gorgeous look using FashionistA makeup for Scarlett Bowman, (below) we were amazed at some of the dresses on offer from the gorgeous soap stars that adorn our screens each day!

Katie Jane Hughes's look using FashionistA on Scarlett Bowman

We particularly loved Michelle Keegans' fishtail figure hugging dress in a sexy dark midnight blue! It suits her so well and looks very mermaid-y, the metallic shimmer gives it a certain edge!

We think this dress reminds us of our Nail Lacquer in Hidden Treasure! How beautiful does Jacqueline Jossa look in this figure hugging golden number? It's not a shade - or type of glitter! - everyone can pull off, and at an awards show it's very daring to go for gold but we think Jacqueline looks absolutely amazing, and her gamble totally paid off!

Our favourite look of the night comes from the Alexa-esque styling of Sophie Powles, who's really rocking the lace mini trend. This look is quite 60's but made modern with the collar details. Her yellow clutch adds a pop of welcome colour and it's all finished off nicely with those cute shoe heels. Nicely done Sophie, our hats off to you!

We'll bring you a full low down on everything used on Scarlett so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, tell us which was your favourite soap star look!
Love, FashionistA xo