DanDressedMe

Beauty Go-To’s

Makeup

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hey people.

so i just wanted to share with you my go-to look when i need to look nice, but don’t have a lot of time or don’t want to be overly made up. this is probably a classic look for me. dewy skin, soft eyes, lots of mascara, and a berry lip! i’m all about the lip colour! so i’m going to go through what products i used and how i used them. hopefully this will be helpful for those of you interested in what products i use to polish myself up. i’ve been meaning to show you this for a while, and didn’t know whether i should do a video or not. i think i will attatch a demonstration video next time. lemme know what you want to see!

 

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1. VERSO Day Cream.
moisturising before applying makeup is such an important step. you need to protect your skin throughout the day, and you want a nice plump canvas for applying your products. my skin is more toward the dry side so i look for slightly richer, hydrating textures. verso has retinol which may be more anti-aging than i need at this stage, but i love that it evens out my freckles a little. also it has an SPF which is so important! if you’re not currently using one during the day, i highly recommend putting this in to your regime. you will notice a big different in the even tone of your skin!

2. STILA Illuminating BB Cream.
this is my ultimate product. here i have literally squeezed it on to my fingers and applied it all over my face like moisturiser! the finish is a stunning glow. it’s great for mixing in with foundations, wearing on its own, and for touching up through the day/night.

3. HOURGLASS Hidden Concealer. 
the coverage is great and the texture is so easy to use and leaves the skin looking radiant. a problem that i have found with a lot of fuller coverage concealers, is that they dry on to the skin to last longer. however this product will not dry you out, and is another one to keep in your bag for touch ups throughout the day. i’ve applied it under my eyes, and around the edges and centre of my nose.

4. CHANTECAILLE Gel Bronzer.
it’s summer glow in a tube! i squeezed a little out on the back of my hand and used the BARE MINERALS Soft Focus Brush to buff it all around the edges of my face and along my cheek bones. this can also be mixed in with foundation if you want to warm it up, or worn alone during summer for a beautiful glowy complexion! (if you’re brave enough to go without the coverage!)

5. HOURGLASS Ambient lighting powder – Dim Light.
i find the best way to describe the finish of this, is like a soft focus film from the fifties. you know how the ladies on the screen always looked almost airbrushed, or like their skin was kind of blurred? that’s how i feel when i put on this powder. it bring everything together so nicely. i used the NARS Yachiyo Brush and applied it softly all over to finish the complexion.

6. BY TERRY Ombre Blackstar – Bronze Moon.
for those of you who want to wear a little something on the eyes, but don’t have time to conjure up a masterpiece, this is for you! i drew it along the lashline, and then buffed it out with my finger just up to my crease. this can be worn a lot heavier and fuller in colour, but for an everyday thing it’s nice to just have a little wash of metalic across the eye to slightly highlight but also add shape/dimension to the eye. the texture is creamy when you put it on, but then it does set. so just be aware to not leave it sitting on the eye for too long before you start to buff it out!

7. ELLIS FAAS Mascara.
amazing, even, long, and separated lashes. it’s a stand out for me! and once i’ve curled my lashes with the KEVYN AUCOIN Lash Curler, it’s a breeze. i didn’t always curl my lashes, until i realised i was taking too long to do my mascara, and i need a quicker way to get that really open eyed look. so now, i’m a lash curler. i would highly recommend it to all!

8. HOURGLASS Arch Brow Pencil.
if you struggle with getting a good finish with a brow pencil because it looks so heavy or unnatural because you’ve drawn to many lines, then this is the brow pencil you need. the unique angled shape of the product makes it so easy to apply, and it lasts really well! i brush out my brows with the spooly end, and then fill them in focusing on the arch, and squaring off the front of the brow.

9. YVES SAINT LAURENT Silky Lipstick – Forbidden Burgundy.
i love the smell, i love the texture, i love the colour. a very easy product to wear. although it’s not super long wearing, it’s a great one to have in your bag to keep touching up with. when the lip product is a bit more sheer it tends to be a bit more forgiving with your application, and also keeps the lips more hydrated throughout the day. you may wear whatever colour you love! i believe that adding a wash of colour can just glam up any makeup look. even with nothing on the eyes, a bit of lippy just says ‘i’m here, and i care about today.’

 

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now, in terms of hair products, i really need to work a little harder in this area. i’ve always been great with skin care and makeup, but when it comes to hair care i’m a bit lazier. but i’ve found that these products have just been amazing for my hair lately. especially with the colour washing out, i have so much of the previously bleached areas of my hair coming through. it’s crazy. every week someone asks me if i’ve lightened my hair. but no. i’ve just washed it…

1. LIVING PROOF Restore Shampoo and Conditioner.
this range has been really good for my hair. especially with it leaning toward the dry side. i need to add that moisture! depending on how my hair is feeling after one shampoo, i sometimes go again. then i deposit most of the conditioner to the ends of my hair and then use the remaining product on my scalp. i also use the mask from the same range, when i can be bothered. i will admit, my hair is better when i use the mask. i normally just put it in the ends of my hair where it’s really dry, but i’m too lazy to do it every time!!

2. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil.
this is awesome on wet or dry hair. i normally use is in the ends of my hair after i’ve towel dried it, before combing it through. but it’s also great on dry hair. so once it’s been styled, adding it the ends to take down frizz is awesome, and one of my biggest problems!

so they’re just some things that i’m loving at the moment. and how i use them. let me know your own experiences with them. it’s one thing i love to talk about is product and how people use the same things in different ways. also, and hair product recommendations are welcome!

dan xx

patent perfection

Autumn,  Outfits

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plaid shirt: BDG
black top: Vintage
jeans: Maurie and Eve

boots: Sempre Di

 

these boots. oh man. all i seem to care about these days, is finding great boots! i bought these the other day at zomp, after being a little disappointed at my previous visits. it was such a quick transaction. you know those moments when you begin to discuss the repercussions of the purchase and whether it is a wise investment, but you know no matter what is said, you’re walking away with the product? that was me with these boots. however the kind birthday contribution from maddy and bella was pretty encouraging.

also on my body is a groovy little plaid (don’t know if it’s plaid or chequered or what it is really?) shirt from urban outfitters. it’s so comfortable i want to sleep in it. also this vintage top that just hangs so awesomely on you. so slouchy i love it. and a crazy patterned pair of jeans. mixing prints is always a winner for me. it just makes the outfit that little bit more interesting. for me i think i like to have a contrast in structure, and slouch. like tight fitting denim with almost military like boots, then just hanging out in a loose top. i say these things though and will then probably contradict myself in the next post. one thing i do always like though, is to cover my crotch. i think it makes me legs somehow look longer, because you don’t know where they end. they could well end exactly at the hem of my shirt, or they could be going on for days. you’ll never know. but you have the option to imagine longer legs. i’m not sure if it’s working for everyone else, but the logic somehow makes sense to me! #shortlegproblems.

in other news, maddy and i have just started an official caboodle street instagram also. so if you’re interested in following us on multiple platforms and probably seeing a lot more inspiration type posts, then find us on the gram. we are ‘caboodlestreet’.

dan xx

a-wang cutout

Autumn,  DanDressedMe,  Outfits

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top: BDG
vest: June
jeans: Ksubi
boots: Alexander Wang
hat: ASOS

 

finally i get to show off my boots!!

i’m sure we could all recognise this trademark heel a mile off. but they’re just too cool. i’m so glad the weather has started to cool off so i can wear them. but, they have already worn down so much! it serves me right though. i don’t know what deluded thought proccess of mine warranted them appropriate snow boots while in new york. i think it was my fear of looking touristy (that and the fact i didn’t bring any other low boots!) that compelled me to wear them nearly every day. i can safely say they will be kept well out of the snow now that we are back home. this fur vest was another find while shopping in the lower east side. it was one of my many purchases that was on sale (unlike my boots!). the fur is so soft. like so soft. i wish every garment was this snuggly! infact, the store actually sported it’s very own pet rabbit (that we thought was just decoration). i’m pretty excited that the weather is getting colder. it’s much easier to wear all of your favourite items at once! and there are so many memories of new york in this outfit! i can’t believe how much i have thought about travelling since i have been home. i think it’s time for the next trip. why not, i mean we only have one world – may as well see what we can in the time that we have!

here’s to hoping i will be enjoying the monte carlo sun soon!

dan xx

Golden Electric

Cool Stuff,  Inspiration

so, you could say i’m excited…

kimbra and janelle monae, are touring australia and nz! this is approximately my dream duo. i could not think of two cuter, talented spunks to be playing together. if you have been reading the blog for a little while you would definitely know my love for kimbra. she is really one of my all time favourites and a massive inspiration for me. janelle is also a musical icon for me. what i love about them both is how they move away from the predictable conventions when it comes to pop music, and increase the soul! and lord knows we all need more soul! i think kimbra’s attention to detail in every single one of her songs, and her ability to manipulate her voice and layer sounds is highly impressive/beautiful to my ears/covetous! and janelle’s cutesy lyrics, merged with funky melody lines is greatly underdone in today’s popular music culture. both manage to really take aspects from the old and merge it with the new, and i applaud and adore them!

i went and saw kimbra when she played a couple of years ago, and wow, like wow, that performance really grew my appreciation for her talent even more. unfortunately it was at a night club so maddy couldn’t come! (insert painfully sad emoji – the one with the big sad mouth). but this time, she will be right with me! i know for her, janelle is played almost every day. so, tickets go on sale on the 14th, and we will be waiting! you can get tix here.

here is there little trailer for the tour…

see you all there!
dan xx