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Spring is just around the corner (or is it?) and I’m honestly the happiest. It’s by far my favourite season and not just because I’m a Spring baby. I’ve created a winged liner glam & red lip in celebration of this beautiful season in partnership with Notino

The winged eye has became my signature look, so I do like to adjust it from time to time. I’ve created a twist to my eye look & paired it with a bold red lip. Let’s have a look at how to re-create it. Ready, set, brush, go!

Spring Make-Up Look: Winged Liner Glam & Red Lip

The perfect brows

Let me start with the brows: OMG, I have found an affordable product which is doing wonders for my eyebrow makeup. I’m talking about the Brow Pencil by Makeup Revolution. Start by softly filling your first part of the brow, making harder lines at your point of arch.

Spring Make-Up Look: Winged Liner Glam & Red Lip

If you love your Benefit Goofproof, thank me later because this product is almost the same – at a fraction of the price. Browse the latest additions to the waterproof eyebrow pencil section.

Spring Make-Up Look: Winged Liner Glam & Red Lip

Spring Eyeshadows

In regards to my eyeshadow, Makeup Revolution came to rescue again. I’ve only used the shade ‘Cookie Dough’ from the ‘Extra Spice’ palette and applied it evenly on my eyelids. I think it became my favourite shade from this palette. You will want to keep it just on your eyelids and not take it beyond your top lid for a more natural Spring look.

Bold Lips

Oh hi, bold girls! You guys know me, I love a bold matt lip. I’m in love with MAC’s 707 Ruby Wood – I mean just look at how striking it is! I’ve used a lip smacker underneath, so that’s why it looks a bit glossy.

Spring Make-Up Look: Winged Liner Glam & Red Lip

Don’t you think it’s a perfect make-up look for Spring? I’m so happy with how the look turned out! These three products are my holy grail for the season for sure.

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Spring Make-Up Look: Winged Liner Glam & Red Lip

Makeup Revolution Brow Pencil in Medium Brown

Retro Matte MAC Lipstick in 707 Ruby Wood

Makeup Revolution Palette in Extra Spice

Happy Spring, everyone, get your make-up game to the next level with the wonderful products available at Notino.

Lots of love,

Andrada (NotAGirlyGal)

Hello my favourite readers,

I came across this article in a magazine recently where they discussed about how important it is for your clothes to match the way you feel. Well, that’s interesting I said to myself! Then, I went away and think about how would this apply to me? I realised that for me, to feel positive and motivated I need clothes to lift me up and empower me rather than match the way I feel. What if I feel lazy and tired? I wouldn’t want to wear things that encourage me to stay in that state of mind, but rather to dress in such a way to push myself forward. That’s the inspiration for today’s article on how to express your positivity through your fashion style. Keep on reading to find out exactly what you need to do to motivate yourself on a day when you don’t feel like doing pretty much anything!

1. Wear the same colour mix

I touched on this in my previous post actually, but wearing a single colour or similar colours really make me feel relaxed and ready to start working on my goals for the day. It’s my little trick of motivating myself in those days when I would rather go to a spa instead, even on weekends.

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2. Give stylish belts a GO

Are you accessorising your outfits frequently? That’s great! I feel like belts are doing so much for an outfit, far more than bracelets or necklaces. The whole vibe changes when I add a belt – especially if it has wide gold elements on it. Try wearing different shapes of belts (narrow or wide) and see which ones work best for different outfits. I would recommend narrow ones for skirts and wide ones for jeans or worn on top of your outwear coat. Get ready to take your outfits to another level.

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3. Wear your hair in a stylish bun

Sometimes a stylish bun is exactly what you need to get your motivation on. For me a bun says ‘I can do this’ louder than hair worn down (unless it’s curly). Who’s with me? 🙋🏻 Put your bun on and expect loads of motivation kicking it. Actually don’t expect it, it’s a mind exercise – imagine it kicking in! 

4. Wear your favourite shirt

Wearing your favourite shirt can do wonders to your mood. Wear it when you feel down or unmotivated to feel a little bit happy inside.

5. Say hi to smart shoes!

Hello, beautiful shoes. I know trainers can be comfy and trendy, however I feel like they won’t help your mood. Getting too comfy is not going to boost your motivation, but the opposite. Stay classy and go for smart shoes or sandals over the ‘everyday’ sports shoes.

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6. Apply a natural glowy make-up (Kourtney K style)

Can we just take a moment to appreciate this video of Kourtney K for Vogue? Love her or hate her, she actually shared some actionable tips in here. I love this natural look and it will just make you feel so fresh! P.S: Try the scrub she made, it’s awesome – I used it on dry lips and worked wonders.

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7. Nourish yourself with a protein salad

I love to cook healthy (if it’s under 15 minutes of course) and treat myself to a nice nourishing meal. On a day where I feel down and need something to lift my mood, I would prepare a delicious Salmon or Tuna, Avocado & Spinach Salad and enjoy it to the fullest. It’s not just yummy, but it will also make you feel amazing from inside out as spinach contains Iron, Calcium & Magnesium and salmon is packed with Omega 3 and Selenium that improve brain function & contribute to your neurological health.

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8.  Listen to your favourite podcast to get you going

I’ve started listening to Podcasts lately when I prepare food or when I put make-up on, instead of the usual background music. One Podcast that inspires me to give my best and constantly work for my goals is the Overnight success by Maria Hatzistefanis – founder of Rodial and Nip&Fab. I admire her so much for not giving up on her dream of establishing a beauty brand and working constantly for six years without seeing profits! That’s what I call a real commitment and dedication. Her podcast is about lifestyle, fitness and tips on achieving success from different entrepreneurs in various industries. If you’re not feeling too motivated, make sure you tune it first thing in the morning while you’re getting ready or on your way to work. It’s a real mood booster for me!

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9. Practice Positive Vocabulary

I mentioned the importance of speaking positively in the How to Become Your Most Confident Self | Action your Life Now post, and if you haven’t checked it already,  head over to it and decide for yourself if the power of words can influence your mood. I say, they certainly can 😉

10.  Go for a run

Even if you’re not a runner or a workout fanatic, going for a quick jog will lift you up and make you feel more in control. I moved out recently and I am now making the most out of my backyard by going for a run around the flat buildings & the backyard. It’s such a great therapy for when I’m feeling tense or unmotivated. Since I stopped going to the gym, I have replaced that routine with a run and workout exercises in the garage. Although you mind not feel like it, resit the urge to come up with excuses and just go. You will feel amazing afterwards! I would love to recommend a playlist, but I don’t actually listen to music when I work out, perhaps I should listen to some good tunes to keep me going. Let me know your playlist of choice below, I would love to find out great tunes to make me feel motivated.

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That’s how to stay motivated and find ways to express your positive self through your style! What other things do you do to get more motivated to achieve your goals?

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Lots of love,

Andrada

As I was mentioning in my 2019 Peachy Spring Make-up, this Spring I’m not so into pastels. It feels too 2018 for me; you might not feel the same way and it’s really okay. I mean, we all wear whatever makes us feel awesome, but today I really want to show you ONE amazing trend that I absolutely love: MILITARY inspired clothing. Keep on reading and turn the runway into your own outfits! BE aware: this is not your usual Spring outfit.

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Alberta Ferretti, Fendi, Givenchy

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We can see beautiful textures, worn in different combinations for this Spring. Fashion Houses such as Alberta Ferretti, Fendi and Givenchy released their military inspired collections and all I have to say is that I’m deeply in love with the concept. That’s a proper Not A Girly staple: bold & fearless. Let’s break down this trend and adapt it to our own everyday looks, shall we? 💥

Add different textures to your outfit

One 2019 Spring Trend You Have to Try Now! NotAGirlyGal

I realised this quite recently actually, but adding different textures can take your outfits to the next level. In the military case, you’re looking for a dress or a co-ord that can be accessorised easily. By that I mean wear a belt or jacket on top that’s made out of a different fabric.

I chose a khaki safari dress (find similar here or here) that looks amazing on tanned olive skin. There are loads of options online, you can even type ‘utility dress’ and browse from different pieces. It’s definitely a must have for Spring-Summer!

 

One 2019 Spring Trend You Have to Try Now! NotAGirlyGal

Make your outfit RUNWAY READY

It’s time to make your outfit look a lot more stylish and turn it into a wearable runway outfit. The easiest way you can do that is to put a cool jacket on top of your dress! I browsed the online stores and found this jacket with pockets for you – it doesn’t have those crazy colours on the back as mine, but I’m sure it will look amazing regardless.

One 2019 Spring Trend You Have to Try Now! NotAGirlyGal

Last details

Add your last details to make your look pop! I’m in LOVE with stylish & high quality sunglasses – the type that makes your look really chic. This Weekend MVTM pair looks gorgeous in the Khaki combination, especially because their reflection turns dark green at times. Wear a watch that is neat and can easily compliment your outfit as you have a lot going on already. This unique design of the Jaded Rose MVTM watch is simply beautiful and it’s made it in my watch top already! This brand is so popular on Instagram and it’s gaining so much momentum because their products have such a good quality! Use the code NOTAGIRLYGAL15 for 15% off when you shop on the MVTM website.

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Embrace this trend and have a wonderful Spring, everyone ✨  Tag me on Instagram @notagirlygal while wearing this outfit – I would loveee to see you!

Check out my post on what to wear at work to feel more ready to be in control!

Photos by the wonderful Nuno Costa, London photographer.

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

 

Happy Spring, my wonderful readers!

My favourite season has begun and with it so did my on-going attraction for bold and colourful make-up! For some, Spring is about pastels and romantic tones, whereas for me, this season is the perfect excuse for starting to wear electric colours. Feeling me? Perfect – I thought so! Let’s get into the 2019 Peachy Spring Make-up Look that Every Cool Girl Needs This Season.

 

2019 Peachy Spring Make-up Look| Every Cool Girl Needs This Season Lancôme Chroma Eye Palette by Proenza Schouler Notino NotAGirlyGal

Step 1

Pick the right palette. Bright colours are a little hard to manufacture as they often turn out to be too chalky, especially the orange / red tones. I’m sure you don’t like uneven colour on your leads or spending so much time blending and blending. Therefore, you need to ensure that the brand you’re choosing is high-quality. It’s so important to use brands that have history in producing easy to blend formulas. Not only because they are easier to work with and look like the make-up was done by a professional, but also because they will last longer on your eyes without creasing during the day. I have combination skin, so for me, finding a palette that won’t disappoint, it’s a bit tricky.

 

 

The Lancôme Chroma Eye Palette by Proenza Schouler ticks all the boxes above. Plus, it’s very, very pigmented, which is every make-up artist’s dream. I have tried many luxury make-up pallets (from Estée Lauder, Urban Decay, Kylie Cosmetics) but boy, Lancôme did surprise me a lot with this magic palette. It has become my favourite palette of all times. Some of the shades have a creamy formula while others have a matt, no shimmer one. And guess what can the creamy shades do? BLEND AMAZINGLY WELL with the other matt ones. It’s so perfect for the Peachy Spring Make-up Look – just look at those orange & red shades. 

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Step 2

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Don’t be afraid to play around with colours! For this Peachy Make-up Look, I have used the two orange shades in the middle and the red shade to create the cut crease. The creamy shade is the third one from left to right and I have used it as a base for the make-up! I applied it with my finger as it was blending better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 3

After you’re set with the creamy base, start adding the matt orange shade on your lids. Then, add the red shade to your crease and blend. I haven’t used a white shade on my brow bone, so you can give this step a miss as well.

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Step 4

Curl your lashes with an awesome mascara because you want bold lashes that will contour your eyes, otherwise your eyes will look really small! I’m not wearing fake band lashes in this picture, and usually I’m not really wearing them, even though they look good.

2019 Peachy Spring Make-up Look NotAGirlyGal

I prefer individual lashes from time to time. For natural lashes, this Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl is an absolute GAME CHANGER! Its wand is curled and honestly I love how my lashes turned out. The price on Notino is a total steal! 

That’s your 2019 Peachy Spring Make-up Look sorted. Have an amazing Spring, everyone and thank you for stopping by! If you’re not sure on a bold look for Spring, and want to rock a more classic one, have a look at How to Create the Perfect Cat Eye article and perfect your wing eye.

Do let me know in the comment box below, what’s your favourite make-up colour for Spring? 🙂 I would LOVE to talk to you!

Until next time,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello lovelies,

I am so happy to say that FINALLY, I have found the perfect Spring Suit. I can’t actually say that I was looking for one in particular, but surely I wanted a nice cut blazer. For me, yellow or mustard have always been the perfect colours to break into spring, as also seen in 2 outfit ideas to make you look gorgeous this spring. Why should you need a suit? Well, we all should have something elegant in our wardrobe that we can wear on an everyday basis as for party dresses I am sure we all have.

Wearing Women Suits 

I love a beautiful suit and this one is not a one piece, but rather two pieces that I have individually selected from the Zara website. They go so well together! Add a black pair of stiletto shoes and a cool clutch. It’s so simple to dress elegant! Simpler than you might think.

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Be different, this spring!

Until next time,

MISSANDRADA

Hello lovelies,

How is March treating you so far? I feel like this is the busiest month for me! With loads of reports to write, attending photoshoots, having dear people over and moving houses, I feel like days are flying by. But I’m really having the best time.

If the last outfit ideas were a bit too colourful for you, I have another great option: all black. I sound so extreme now! But really, we all love an all-black outfit (except from Anna Wintour).

I love it how when I twin with someone, I get to write about two outfits in the same post, so everyone gets the most out of it. Let’s go!

Fish Net Dress, Black boots & Cat Eye Sunglasses

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I don’t wear loads of dresses, but honestly this dress feels like a long t-shirt. Quite cool if you think about wearing something that’s not too boy-ish but not very feminine. I feel that this approach kind of defines my style. Wear it with a pair of cat eye sunglasses though for that chic element. You can wear it during Saturday evenings while you’re out and about, but also during day time. It’s the outfit every modern woman needs actually, because it’s super cool to be able to just show up without having to change five times a day.

 Black skinny jeans, Knee-high boots, Embroided Jacket, Hat & Square Sunglasses

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Getting some Michael Jackson vibes with this outfit. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough; it’s that empowering. Keep the other items plain, so that your jacket will stand out. I feel like wearing it during day time could be more suitable than evening time, so get your walking mood on and enjoy the day in this gorgeous outfit.

 Tip: When wearing all black, add a red lipstick for that amazing contrast!

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Let’s be friends on Instagram! Find me at @missandradavonc, follow me and I’ll follow you back in 2 seconds – I’m always active!

Until next time,

MISSANDRADA

Hello lovelies,

It’s all about Spring here on MissAndrada.com; it means it’s time to start wearing some fun & colourful outfits, even though the sun is not out every day in the U.K. Colour brings me another reason to smile throughout my day and I’m sure it will make you just as happy as it makes me. During London Fashion Week, I haven’t seen too many pastels in the collections for Spring and to be honest I was really ok with it. This season is promised to be bolder in colour and textures, so let’s dive in two outfit ideas that you can definitely pull off.

We have a guest on the blog today – it’s one of my best friends, Augusta, who is as passionate about all things fashion & beauty just as I am. So, twinning in a couple of shoots while she was down to London was a ‘Yes, we should do this even though I’ll be there for 3 days’ kind of thing. A massive thank you to her as I’ve always loved to twin in my photos with another cool girl! 

Option One: Red Tailored Blazer, Checked Tunic Dress & Knee-High Boots

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Short tunic dresses are wonderful for Spring – the crazier the print, the better. Make the outfit more fun by adding a splash of colour; we went for red and as you can see, we matched it with black and white to make it pop more. The sunnies are the cherry on top for this one! Wear it with knee high-boots if you choose fishnet tights to make the outfit look less provocative.

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Option Two: Mustard Silk Shirt, Fish Net Casual Dress & Over the Knee Boots

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If you prefer a less elegant look, then a casual dress paired with over the knee boots would be the go-to choice. How to add colour to it? Just pair with a colourful shirt and over the knee boots. Rock the city!

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Remember, it’s all about interpreting trends. Hope to see you around. Stay tuned for other easy to pull together outfits to come soon.

Augusta is wearing

Vintage Red Blazer by Lehel

Black Boots by Stradivarius

Fish Net Tights by Tezenis

Cross Body Bag by Stradivarius

I am wearing

Shirt by Minimum

Dress by Noisy may

Blue Boots by Zara

Yellow Bag by Ralph Lauren

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Until Next Time,

MISSANDRADA

 

Hello lovely ladies around the world,

Happy International Women’s Day! It’s sunny outside in London today and I highly hope that Spring will settle in soon. In case you’re as excited as I am to chuck your puffer jacket in the back of your wardrobe, I’ve put together a quick (very feminine) outfit for celebrating the beginning of warmer days (fingers crossed!).

Top Favourites this season: Hair wrap, Earrings & White Shirt

One accessory that I’m into (my bestie can confirm) is a cool hair wrap!  You probably have seen this over-sized white Hugo Boss shirt in my 5 basic pieces every cool woman needs post and I can’t help but pair it with this chic burgundy Mango skirt. As there are near different details in the top part of your outfit, you want to keep your shoes classic. I went for these pair of black stilettos that I got in Primark really quick for a party, last year.

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It’s such a fun outfit to wear and welcome spring in, with a smile 🙂

Have a great Spring,

MISSANDRADA