I have a new video format that I hope you’ll enjoy; it incorporates makeup, hair, nails and fashion in one lovely hit! It won’t replace dedicated makeup tutorials, but I do hope that you’ll find these “Top to Tow” videos more interesting and useful. I’m kind of bored of just seeing my head on screen – it makes for very monotonous editing, let me tell you!
This “Top to Toe” video is all about luxurious knitwear and a soft, sultry smoky eye. Hair is very undone and natural, styling is casual, skin is radiant (thanks to Le Teinte Touche Eclat foundation!) and nails are…..er…..mouldy. In one of my less successful nail experiments to date, I decided to give Ciaté’s new Velvet Manicure a whirl, but the response from Twitter and Instagram followers was one of utter horror. I had a good old laugh at some of the more dramatic comments! Close up of the Velvet Manicure – feel free to add your own caption!
The manicure involves two coats of greyish polish (already kind of difficult to pull off!) and then a sprinkling of fluff that comes out of a shaker pot. It was good fun, but I’m not convinced by the effect. The Caviar Manicure from Ciaté looks a lot more successful, but I can’t imagine I’ll be giving it a go. I think that I’m firmly back to my Nude Nails only regime!
All of the products used in the video are detailed below – if you can’t see the video screen then you can open it in a new window HERE.
*Disclaimer – the cardy’s not actually cashmere, I don’t think – it just had a good ring to it!
Clear Prep FX: http://tidd.ly/7d0bb56c
NUXE Balm: http://tidd.ly/67dc7aa3
YSL Foundation, shade B30: http://tidd.ly/151fd3bf
Real Techniques Foundation Brush: http://tidd.ly/94689435
Estee Lauder Concealer Light/Medium: http://tidd.ly/6325f426
Dr Hauschka Bronzing Powder: http://tidd.ly/1084891f
Japonesque Powder Brush: http://tidd.ly/511c274d
Burberry Shadow in Midnight Brown: Harrods – out of stock online : (
Becca Eye Brush: http://tidd.ly/ad8a8421
Japonesque Eye Brush: http://tidd.ly/6f08b2c9
Pixi Endless Liner in Cocoa: http://tidd.ly/1161b614
DJV Lash Mascara: http://goo.gl/c8WaM
Estee Lauder Lipstick in Mauve Struck: http://tidd.ly/516334a6
Hush Cardy-Coat in Grey/Blue: http://tidd.ly/6433f64f
Nails: Ciate Velvet Manicure (I’d just go for a grey polish, the velvet came off!)
Belstaff Boots (Trialmasters)
Abercrombie Vest (circa 2001!)
Hush Long Cardy Grey: http://tidd.ly/27f462b4
Sass & Bide jeans (circa 2006!)