Feature // Christmas Party looks with Stephanie Dreams

Thursday, 28 November 2013

December is almost upon us, a month full of mince pies and festive cheer is only days away. 

The lovely Stephanie, of Stephanie Dreams, and I have teamed up to bring you some fab high-street  Christmas party looks for Total Guide to. Stephanie has brought together some amazing outfit ideas and I have matched them with some festive makeup looks.

Here is a sneaky peek at my favorite combination, I absolutely love the glamorous electric-blue jump suit Stephanie has chosen and I've selected quite a statement red-lip look to compliment the glamour.

To see the other looks, and to find out where these gorgeous items are from, check out full article here:

Review // My Makeup Brushes and 10% off code!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

One of the most important pieces of kit for any aspiring, or fully fledged, makeup artist is a good set of professional quality brushes. When I started my makeup course we were given a list of recommended brush sets - all from the amazing Crown Brush website.

The sets they offer are really fab, especially if you are just starting out and want a pretty full set to get you going. Of course, most of us have added to our sets with other brushes from other brands - and other Crown Brushes too!

I opted for the 611 23 Piece Professional Set at £61.99 as I felt it was a good complete set to start with - and it comes in a nifty brush roll too! The set contains 23 different brushes including your foundation, powder, blusher, lip liner, concealer, fan brush and brow groomer - so a really good selection. I find the brushes really easy to use, they are soft on the skin and apply the makeup well. I teamed this with the Crown Brush makeup brush cleanser - a really top product and surprisingly smells pretty good too!

I really like the brushes, they do give you a really great selection. I will review my favourite brushes in another post soon  - but I wanted to share this with you as I have a 10% off discount code to gift you with!

Use code FINNO2013 at the checkout to get 10% off your order!

Fashion // Antonio Berardi LFW SS14

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

I always love to browse the pictures from LFW in the hope of discovering something wonderful. This year there were so many lovely collections, and none more so than Antonio Berardi's SS14 collection.

Antonia Berardi's collection was beautifully elegant. A feminine mix of pinks and floating fabrics were combined with animal prints and sparkling embellishments.  His collection oozed femininity but also had a strong sense of sensuality. He has managed to perfectly capture the essence of flirtation within his beautiful creations.

This has to be one of my favorite collections I've seen in a long long time. I feel inspired to make a pink themed wish list, watch this space..

Here are a few of my favorite pieces, photo credit to Vouge.com (one of the best places to see the shows collections).

Photos from www.vogue.com


Feature // AW13 Beauty Trends

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


This is another quick post, Red and Black nails have been dominating the seasons trends. You can read my article on AW13 Beauty Trends over on Total Guide to!
PS - my current fav nail colour is Essie in Thigh High - review to come soon.
What is your current favourite nail colour?


Review // Wrappz iPhone 5s Case

Friday, 8 November 2013

I was recently contacted by the lovely people from Wrappz.com and asked if I'd like to pick a product to review. After having a browse online, and seeing how amazing the quality of their products were, I was quick to say yes!
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