FROM OUTER SPACE

The trend of Metallics is definitely here for another season but I do think it is a trend that scares a shopper. Of course we are drawn to anything shiny in store but then put it back thinking you won't be able to pull it off. So today I thought I would talk it out, how to wear metallics without looking like the Tin Man (unless that was what you were going for, in that case wear all of this and more)

 

Accessories, Always & Forever. 
This is the fool-proof way to introduce something shiny into your life. A metallic accessory is your cheat item to dress up any outfit. Think shoes & bags. It may not be your everyday hand bag so you can have some fun with a clutch, micro-bag (that doesn't fit anything you need for everyday) or go a backpack because hey, they are already a fun bag.  

Keep it simple
Let the metallic do all the talking. You don't need to be shouting over the top of the metallic with extra embellishments.
This will also mean that the metallic will read more modern than OOT. 

 

Now you have your metallic pieces, how will you wear them? 


When looking at my new shiny silver, all I am thinking is "I have to wear blue denim" so I have listed how I will wear mine in the hope you will not fear metallic this season

1. White Tee, Medium Rinse Blue Denim Skirt, Max & Co Backpack in Silver
2. Slip dress of any colour & Max & Co Silver Boots
3. Black frayed jeans, white shirt & Max & Co Silver Boots
4. White on White get up with the Max & Co Golden Sandal (Sunkissed skin optional)
5. Pink silky or pleated skirt, Oversized Tan Knit & Max & Co Golden Sandal
6. Black Denim, Long trench & Max & Co Silver Boots poking out the bottom
7. White Shirt Dress & Max & Co Backpack in Silver
8. Vintage Denim, Blazer (recently found one with silver stars that would be perfect) & the Max & Co Silver Boots
9. White Midi Skirt, Grey Tee, Denim Jacket &  Max & Co Backpack in Silver
10. If I am feeling it, I may do double metallic with a silver pleated skirt, Max & Co Silver Boots and a black silk tee. 

 

 

 

jasmine x

This post was created in collaboration with Max & Co x

LIKE A MOTH TO A FLAME

Shot by Michael Hughes

Wearing Past Season Cropped Knit by Lilya, Skirt by Steele, Leather Sneakers by Converse

Those who have signed up to my newsletter or follow along on Stories know that I have been like a moth to a red flame when it comes to my wardrobe over the last few months. It is hard to believe that this cropped Lilya knit from years ago was my only red piece until recently. Since I have added these leather converse with red detailing (above) Red slogan tees and been keeping my eye out for more red winter staples.

I think this is definitely a colour to keep your eye on this season. 

I have curated some of my favourite Red pieces I have found online below.

SHOP THE LOOK

 

 

BRINGING COLOUR BACK

Shot & Styled by Jasmine Dowling

Last month I worked once again with one of my favourite bedding brands Sheridan to update my bedroom. After looking through the look book I realised straight away that I needed to (like other areas of my life) ditch the monochromatic for some colour. I couldn't resist the blush as my base and from there I couldn't be stopped. 

I have written a piece on bringing colour back into your bedroom over on Sheridan Life, along with my tips of how to dip your toes into colour or go all out like I have. 

I'd love to know if any of you have cheated on the monochromatic trend and what colours made you turn?

Read the full piece here. 

jasmine x 

SAYING GOODBYE TO POWDERS FOR GOOD

Around 18 months ago was probably when my interest in make up kicked up a notch. Not because I was going to start a youtube channel or because I wanted to contour my face like Kim but I wanted to start buying the right products for me. 

As I have said whenever the topic of make up or beauty comes up on my blog, I prefer to focus on great looking skin and enhancing what I am already working with. Nothing crazy. Nothing that takes too much effort. So about 18 months ago I ordered one of the Clinique Chubby sticks in Curvy Contour online. For someone who stuck to liquid foundation, and powders for everything else, this was a bit out of my comfort zone. But this was the start of me saying goodbye to powders and my love for Clinique products, later becoming a Clinique Partner. 

I have since expanded my range of Chubby products from Clinique but I really wanted to focus on the face products because those have changed the way I do my makeup.


YOUR SKIN,
BUT BETTER


Unlike powders, you can't notice any build up of product on your skin. They seamlessly blend into your foundation base or your natural moisturised skin. It makes you look naturally bronzed, blushed or highlighted. 


MULTI-PURPOSE


This is probably the reason I have 3mm left of product in my second stick at the moment. I use the Chubby Contour for both face bronzing and eye shadow, especially on those easy make up days. The Cheek chubby sticks (my favourites are Amp'd Up Apple & Robust Rhubarb) for a natural blush and lip tint. And the Chubby Highlight on the tops of the cheekbones, brow bone and even over the top of the Chubby Contour on the eyes for a sheen on the eyelids. 


HOW TO USE

 
ChubbyBronze

For the Chubby Contour I either draw the stick directly onto the areas I would like to bronze (Under the Cheekbone, outer of the face, eye lid) or for less pigment I use my fingers or brush over the stick then apply to the face. Personally I use a duo fibre Stippling Brush or any other liquid foundation brush to blend out the bronzing product because it covers more of my face. 

 

For the Chubby Highlighter (in Hefty Highlight) I always use my fingers. It is normally the last step for me so I like to take a little bit and dot it along the high points of my cheekbones, brow bones & lastly the cupids bow. The natural body heat of your finger tips also helps melt the product into your skin giving it a more natural appearance. 

For the Chubby Blush I often just use my fingers or a light stippling brush to pick up a little bit of product and blend in circular motion on the cheeks. For my lips I just take a bit of product on one of my smaller finger tips and blend from the centre of my lips, outwards to achieve a tint.


This post was created in collaboration with Clinique Australia x

BUY NOW, REGRET NEVER


Today, I put together some of my favourite investment-worthy pieces from the SHOPBOP sale that is currently on until March 4. These are pieces that are fail-proof in my eyes. They are your classics, your uniform, your pieces that you can justify the price of because they will be wardrobe staples for years to come. If you had your eyes on them, this is your time to make a move. 

THE TIME HAS COME..

15% OFF orders over $200
20% OFF orders over $500
25% OFF orders over $800

WITH CODE ' GOBIG17 '
Ends March 4, 2017