10/25/14

Halloween- Ghost – Make-Up Look

Hello guys,

I am back :), finally after months being away from this blog, I have time again to start writing some posts for you :). Halloween is coming up, isn’t that exciting? ūüėÄ I think its the best opportunity we get, to be creative with make-up and costumes. This year I should be a having a Halloween photo-shoot which I will post once published, for which I might be using this make-up look, not on myself but on other models. The look is basically a scary Ghost inspired from various movies, like the Ring, Mamma, the Grudge. It is a very easy look to do, all you need is a ton amount of patience and the right products.

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Below you will find my instructions of how to create such a look:

1. The first thing you should do when creating this look is apply a primer. Chose an adequate for your skin type. If you have redness use a primer that will hide the redness so that it won’t show even after applying foundation.

2. Apply a very white foundation, it doesn’t¬†need to be a very pale white, just choose a two shade lighter foundation. I’ve seen make-up artists over do it with the white foundation and instead of looking artistic it ends up showing that it’s just a pasty make-up. ¬†You want to make it as real as possible, that it scares people out :D.

3. Then we can start on with the eyeshadow. For this look all you need are black and red colours (elf palette). I started off by using a black eyeshadow and marked the area around my eye, then followed with a¬†black matte gel liner (WetnWild) and topped it all over the shadow. It’s hard to created a very dark black circle using just eyeshadow, which is why you need a gel liner to get it as dark as possible. In order for the look to be more “natural” i blended the black outwards. Further on I applied and blended the red eyeshadow with the black shadow under my eyes, and finally created some crack lines with a liquid liner.

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4. Finally I applied some black shadow to highlight my cheek bones, on my inner lips and even around my nose.

5. I also suggest backcombing your hair to create a scary hairstyle and wear a black or white dress, and be ready to scare some people for Halloween :D.

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I hope you enjoyed this look as much as I did doing it, if you try this look make sure to tag me so that I can see it. Show some love by sharing this post with your family and friends

Happy Halloween Everyone

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

08/24/14

MVintage- Jewellery Shop – Malta

Over the years my obsession with jewellery has increased, I believe they are such a beautiful way of accessorizing any outfit and giving a very stylish result. When it comes to fashion I am very classic but then I like to dress it up with some cool jewellery.

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MVintage is a high street vintage inspired jewellery shop which recently celebrated its one year anniversary in Malta. I have been quite a fan of their jewellery since it opened; apart from my love for jewellery I simply love the vintage style which is classic and timeless. Apart from that the quality of these jewellery pieces is impeccable, and a lot of eye to the detail is given.
The prices are pretty reasonable especially for some of their elaborate necklaces. I have bought two necklaces and a pair of earring from this gorgeous brand and I am finally showing them to you.

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The first necklace is a chunky chain necklace in gold and white, which is very much in vogue nowadays and can dress up every plain outfit. To match this necklace I bought a pair of gold chain earrings which I am simply in love with.

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The second necklace is a simple silver long necklace with black printed beads. It is a beautiful and timeless necklace which looks good with every outfit.

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If you want to purchase any of their beautiful jewellery, you can either go and their Website and it will be delivered to you at the comfort of your own home. If not you can visit their stylish designed “boxes” which hold their fabulous pieces, available at Tigne Point, Sliema, Baystreet, St. Julians and Paola.

Have you ever bought anything from MVintage? Would love to read your opinion down below :),

Thank you for following
XOXO
Sarah-Jane

06/1/14

Malta Fashion Awards 2014

This has been one of the best Malta Fashion Weeks in history. I am glad that even though I didn’t get to be involved¬†as much as I should have (partly being my fault), I still got to enjoy some of the most beautiful Maltese designs in one night, at the Awards show.

I was really unsure if to apply for the media pass or not, and when I decided to give it a go, it was too late. However after a great show last night, I am truly excited for the year to come.

The show was professionally executed,  and it was nice seeing such a high level standard of models, make-up artists and hairstylist which did a great job throughout the whole show. Some of the designs I have seen are worth international recognition and in the end I felt proud of what Malta has to offer.  Throughout the show their were various shows from renowned designers like Caroline Hili, Charles and Ron and Gagliardi to new designers and various hair stylist.

Being and Art and Design student myself, I was so Happy to see a lot of new Designers and Photographers that were either my class mates or in the same institute as I was. One of which was Rosemarie Abela which won best new designer with her Japanese inspired collection.  I also loved seeing new names in the Make-up world to which the Award went to Mateja Camilleri.  Apart from that I was happy to see a blogger fashion award to whom it went for the fashionista Daniel Azzoppardi.  There were of course other important awards to various male and female models, however being  a Make-up artist, beauty blogger and fashion lover, those are the awards which have definitely struck a cord.

Here are some images of the designs which I particularly liked throughout the show. There were many beautiful designs so I will not fit them all, however here are some: Photography by Fritz Photography Malta.

Well I hope you enjoyed this post, later on today or tomorrow I will post the Make-up look I did for the Awards show and what I wore.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

05/8/14

MET GALA 2014- Worst dressed

Unfortunately with every good there is also the bad, and there has been some bad dressing going on at the MET Gala event. You lovely readers seem to love these segments, mostly¬†because of my sarcastic honesty. If you wish to see the best dressed kindly go on the following link ūüôā

http://sarahjanevella.com/met-gala-best-dressed/

So let’s give it up for the worst dressed of the night :

Kate Upton

Kate is a supermodel, known for her slim body but curvaceous chest that every woman would die for, like seriously die for. If I had her body I would wear a beautiful figure hugging dress that any designer could possibly design come up with, and not this gypsy looking dress. What made this dress even-more unflattering was the flowers on her head, like seriously? If I could redesign the dress I would make the sleeve into straps and instead of the corset have a nice black belt to show of the waist. Finally I would have removed those hideous flowers and left it simple with that nice up-style.

Strike a pose: Kate Upton's current UK Vogue cover is world's away from the less-than-desirable Dolce and Gabbana outfit she wore to the MET Ball on Monday night

Rita Ora

Well I am not much of a fan of her style in general, so to be honest I wasn’t expecting much from her. ¬†Basically the shoes and the dress don’t go together. This is not a Hercules or Xena TV episode, this is the MET GALA , so please dress appropriately Rita. The dress by Donna Karan would have¬†looked¬†nice if she wore some nice sandals or shoes, it would have balanced the outfit and the result would have looked pleasant. A last simple suggestion, if the colors match it, it doesn’t mean they can go together.

Ticking all the boxes: If Rita's beau Calvin Harris is pleased at her plunging neckline and daring skirt split, he's possibly the only fan

Katie Holmes

I think this Marchesa dress speaks for itself. What were you thinking Katie? Are you looking for the Beast ? cause you definately look like a bad version of ¬†Belle. ¬†For once, it¬†is definately a size to¬†big for¬†her which is why it looks like it’s falling off her small body. The style and cut of the dress is just wrong for Katie’s petite frame. Sorry Kate, you need to look at yourself twice in the mirror next time.

At least she ditched The Beast! Katie Holmes' attempt to be the Belle of the Met Gala, in Disney-style yellow Marchesa, falls flat

Kristen Dunst

Ok I am all for being a Star Wars fan but there is a limit to everything. Dunst wore this ugliest dress by Rodarte, for which I have no idea what she was trying to pull off to be utterly honest. It looks like a child’s project which entails having to design a dress that¬†revolves around stars and the universe. It looks¬†very cheap because of the variation of black fabrics and the fabrics themselves. Kirsten you should have done a better choice.

Out Of This World: Kirsten Dunst chose an odd event to promote the new Star Wars film at, as her Rodarte dress featured the Death Star from Return Of The Jedi

Shailene Woodley

Another Rodarte fail, were all the good designs taken ? or are these celebrities out of there mind? This dress looks cheap and what would have Pocahontas wore for her wedding day. ¬†The top part doesn’t really go with the bottom part and it’s simply hideous and does nothing for the beauty Shailene is. Pity

Lena Dunham

This dess by Giambattista Valli is simply beautiful, but not on Dunham. This Girl seriously has not idea what looks good on her body, I truly want to help this girl out, because she has no idea how to flatter her body.

 

No no no! Lena Dunham gets it oh so wrong in her Giambattista Valli strapless silk dress

Kristen Steward

I think her expression says it all, she is like saying “erm, they made me wear this dress, I didn’t want to be here in the first place, but yeah you know, i’m here”. ¬†The dress wouldn’t have been an utterly failure if she had a confident attitude and if the bottom sheer part was cut off and the skirt just a little bit longer.

Fashion fail! Kristen Stewart looked uncomfortable in this Chanel gown

Maggie Gyllenhaal

I don’t remember Valentino designing this ugly dress, but I guess they did. This is not the 80’s, so please let’s move forward, Thanks

What were they thinking? Both Maggie Gyllenhaal and Zoe Saldana's outfits fell flat as they did the walk of fashion shame at the Met Gala on Monday

Lilly Allen

Recently I am loving what she is wearing on the red carpet but this was definitely not one of them. This Chanel Couture dress does nothing to extenuate her body, it is simply boring. Such a pity being that Lily Allen is definitely not boring. Take me dress shopping next time Lilly, you will definitely look flawless with my help :D.

Keeping it quirky: Lily Allen went overboard with frills while Chloe Sevigny's pop of bright lime colour to her ensemble fell flat

Lupita Nyongo

I seriously love this woman and she has done great so far when it comes to fashion, but this was a disaster. It looks like a costume taken from the Great Gatsby and not in a good way. What were you thinking girl, next time don’t follow the theme and just wear ¬†a beautiful long dress.

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So that is all for the worst dressed, there were a couple of more ugly dresses at the MET Gala but I wouldn’t want to bore you, but¬†these were definitely the highlight of the night (in a bad way unfortunately).

I hope you liked this segments, let me know what you think

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

05/7/14

MET GALA 2014 – Best Dressed

I could not let such an important event pass by without stating my opinion. It is after all the most important Event in fashion history and this years theme Charles James: Beyond Fashion and there was a mention of “decorations”. Charles James was an amazing designer back in the day, he was one of the firsts to design hot couture garments which were very dramatic, feminine and yet classy. ¬†Let’s start with the best dressed of the night, ¬†they are in no particular order so go ahead and pick your favorite.

Beyonce

Beyonce wore this beautiful shimmery and sheer black gown by Givenchy. What makes this dress unique is the fabric, it is simply devine, I personally didn’t like the peplum but other than than it is simply fantastic.

Beyonce looks flawless in a gorgeous black beaded Givenchy gown

Kim Kardashian

Finally Kim got it right in this beautiful blue and black Lanvin dress. Last year it was a disaster with that floral hilarious gown, so this year she definitely made up for it.  It truly hugged her curves in the write places without looking slutty. So well done Kim.

What happened in that limo ride? Kim Kardashian switched out her shoes and belt as she lost the leather cuffs en route to the Met Gala

Blake Lively

This Gucci dress on Blake’s Lively immaculate body looked exceptional. She looked like a true Hollywood star, the dress hair and make up screamed Hollywood. The dress hugs her beautiful body in all the right places that makes me insanely jealous of her. ūüėõ

Striking: Blake Lively wore a champagne coloured sequined gown from Gucci

Rihanna

I don’t usually like what Rihanna wears but she definitely looked fabulous in this white Stella McCarthney dress. It highlights her caramel tones torso while still being elegant and chic.

Rihanna's sweeping statement gown featured a bold cut out which showed off her enviable stomach, but maintained an elegant overall look with long sleeves and an embellished high neck

Cara Delevigne

Cara is a young and vibrant model, so I wouldn’t have imagined anyone else to pull off this look. The outfit is also by Stella McCarthney and even though I wouldn’t have imagined it for the MET gala, with her body and well done¬†hair and some nice jewelry she truly pulled it off.

Cara shows off her tiny frame in a gorgeous outfit by British designer Stella McCartney

Giselle Bunchen

I am in love with lace, so of course this Balenciaga dress is definitely one of my favorites. I think black on a light complexion looks flawless and sexy, so thumps up Giselle.

 Amber Heard

This Giambattista Valli dess looked gorgous on Amber, I do think she looked a bit pale with this dress but I can’t deny that it fits her to perfection.

Amber Heard looked stunning in a Giambattista Valli dress with Fred Leighton jewellery on the arm of fiance  Johnny Depp who jazzed up his Ralph Lauren tux with a cane and golden pocket watch

There were many beautiful dress but these are the dresses that truly caught my attention. I will do another quick post of my least favorites and that shall be hilarious :P, so keep posted guys ūüôā

Would love your opinion of what is your favorite dress

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

02/24/14

Nails for a Good Cause

“YOUR NAILS LET ME PAINT AND MONEY FOR HOSPICE DONATE”

After a successful Marathon which was held yesterday in aid for various charities including for the Hospice Movement, I thought of writing another post that will also aid for this great foundation. ¬†For those like me that unfortunately couldn’t run or walk the marathon, I decided to give back by getting my nails painted nicely.

Klara Grech created this fun event, were Klara herself will paint your lovely nails in some beautiful design and you get to donate the money for the Hospice Movement. I have known Klara for about a year now but little did I know that she also has a big heart. Being that she is quite obsessed with anything that has to do with nails (who can blame her?), she felt she should use her nail artistic talents to do anyone’s nails for 5 euros, which will be all donated to the Hospice Movement.

You can find all of the details of this event on Facebook on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/184438545100591/

Klara did a lovely job on my nails, they are looking super pretty in this burgundy colour and some pretty hearts on my ring finger. I am sure you would be more than happy to you get your nails painted nicely while also giving back to charity.

I was pretty impressed that someone would actually spend their energy, time and money to raise money for charity. Nowadays we have become so lazy and would prefer to simply give the money. But for Klara the cause is close to her heart. Unfortunately her uncle was terminally ill, but as he was treated, he also resided in a hospice home in Australia, and the foundation made everything more comforting and peaceful for him. Now that her Uncle sadly passed away, she wanted to do something both in his memory and also to help this foundation, that will aid others in need. Apart from that even her Klara’s mother felt she should do something to aid this cause, which is why she ran the Vodafone Marathon yesterday.

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Also Hospice Malta is trying set up a 25 bed in patient hospice for terminally ill patients, whose scope is to enhance one’s comfort as much as possible in the last moments of life. The focus is on CARE not cure and all the money raised will go to this campaign, called Share the care step by step.

So what are you waiting for? call the lovely Klara get your nails painted pretty and give back ūüėÄ

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

02/4/14

Versace Spring Collection 2014 – Black, Lace and Rock and Roll

Recently I have become utterly obsessed with what’s new in the fashion world. I feel like a young kid again, looking at the beautiful gowns that I clearly couldn’t and still can’t afford, and steal some of the other designer idea and create outfits myself. Being an interior and product designer myself, I always looked at fashion as a beautiful way to express your inner self. One of my favourite designer has to be Versace, I simply love their elegant way of dressing, feminine but still edgy.

This spring their collection revolves around the black colour, laced fabric with a rock and roll attitude. There are also a bit of colour blocking with the use of flower patterns and even edgy designs. What I love about Versace also is how their designed are are form fitting, extenuating every womanly curve.

Blacks:

Colour Blocking:

 

Floral Patterns:

 

Rock and Roll:

Lace:

What is your impression for this collection? feel free to comment down below  :D. For more of their designed check them out here.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/5/14

Winter Tag

Hello guys,

It’s the New Year and yes I have been tagged this Winter by the lovely Steph from Think Love Makeup blog. ¬†She is a lovely British born Maltese blogger, that has an undeniably passion for Make-up, just like me :D. ¬†I will start by saying that I am not a winter person, I simply hate winter and Love Summer. Yet as the positive person I am, I try to look at the good in everything, and there are some things that winter is great for, so keep on reading.

So let’s start with the questions:

1) Favourite Winter Nail Polish?

This is a bit tough cause I have quite a couple that I like to wear nowadays. ¬†In winter I love wearing dark nail polishes, and I’ve been wearing this lovely dark blue polish by the Make up store called Anders and also red Nail polish by Maybelline.

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2) Favourite Winter lip product?

I have been loving the Anatomicals Stop Cracking Lip balm, it’s perfect for this cold weather.

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3) Most worn Winter clothing piece? 

It has to be my leather jackets, I wear it everyday for work. It keeps me warm and it’s looks pretty good. I have an undeniable love for leather jackets, they can be worn with anything.

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4) Most worn Winter accessory? 

It has to be my scarves, being that I also love to sing, I need to take care of my voice and keep my necks covered when outside. So I make sure to always wear one even when I’m running.

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5) Favourite winter scent/candle?

I have been loving Beyonce’s perfume Heat and even Pulse but I find it more summer, but I recently smelled My secret by Antonio Banderas and I have to say it smells devine. Funnily enough I have never really took any particular notice to a perfume, I usually get them as presents so never really bothered buying some for my own. However I don’t have a particular favorite candle.

6) Favourite Winter beverage?

It has to be tea, I simple love tea from normal to herbal tea’s, they keep me warm and taste great. ¬†Then to unwind, some lovely white or rose wine, or even some Vodka coke on the weekend.

7) All time favourite Christmas/Holiday movie?

To be honest I don’t have one in particular, I love movies in general and watch them all the time but none of them I watch because of a particular season.

8) Favourite Christmas/Holiday song?

I will let out a secret, I am not much of a Christmas person, I simple hate Christmas songs, they are so boring and all sound the same. Being that I also work in a showroom, I have to listen to same songs for a whole month and believe me it’s not fun hehe. Not to sound like the Grinch, there are two songs I don’t mind listening ¬†is Shake up Christmas by Train and Christmas Light by Coldplay.

9) Favourite Holiday food/treat?

It has to be my sister Lasagna, she does ¬†the best lasagna ever.love ¬†I had plenty of it during the holidays and it was so good, I really didn’t mind having it over and over again.

10) What is your favourite Christmas Decoration this year?

I really don’t like Christmas decoration, I find them to be quite tacky (ok now i really sound like the Grinch hehe). My sister usually does the decorations, she is more of a winter person than I am. ¬†However I do like simple decorations that give a nice touch here and here, like gold and silver candles or flowers.

11) What’s at the top of your Christmas list?

Well now Christmas is over I don’t have anything, and even though I love to give presents, I didn’t have any presents to give to aparts from my parents. Being that I am have a huge family (4br+sisters and 7 niece and nephews) we stopped giving gifts to each other because it will be to pricey. Me and my friends were going to do a secret santa but we barely met before the holidays because of their studies that we didn’t manage that one either, so I guess we have to leave it for next year.

12) What are your plans for the holidays this year?

Well my plans were to spend some fun time with my friends and family, and I did. Everything went pretty well even if we had some few setback, but overall I had an awesome time.

I tag you guys feel free and reply to these questions on your blog.

this post,  I will start posting some interesting reviews this week and maybe some new tutorials. I would love your suggestions in how to improve my blog or if you want me to post about something in particular.

Lots of Love

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

12/31/13

Giveaway Winner :D

Hello guys :D,

I am so excited today, a new Year is upon us and also it’s time for my Giveaway. There is not better way to start this New Year by giving back, especially to you guys, that have been so great support throughout the year. I feel simply blessed to have some awesome followers and to have reached a total of 119 likes on Facebook.

The lucky winner will win some fabulous Products as shown below in the Photo and a surprise small gift from me.

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Thank you again one again so now let me tell you our lucky winner. I have written all the names of whoever commented on my post, liked and follows my blog in this cute bowl. I made sure that all the names where there and no name was missing, and I picked out one random winner.

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So the Winner is (Drum rolls please) …………

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Congratulations Raylene ūüôā I will contact you be email to get your details. Finally thank you for all of you that have entered this Giveaway, this will definitely be the first of more to come.

I do wish you a Happy New Year to you and your families, always look fabulous and simply love yourselves. Have fun tonight and be careful

XOXOXOOXOX

Sarah-Jane

12/14/13

Spanish Nights – Make-up Look

Hello guys,

I hope you are having a great week so far, and do not forget to enter for my awesome Giveaway by following some simple steps on my post here.

My latest look is inspired by the Spanish culture to which I absolutely adore. I was wearing this lovely dress to which it had these beautiful red and pink flowers on, to which it reminded me of the Spanish costumes, dancers usually wear. Unfortunately I didn’t take any proper eye detail photo but hopefully the instructions and rest of the photos will give you an idea of how to do it yourself.
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Eyes:

Instructions:

  1. The eye look is a very simple, and natural, however the only difference is that I did apply fake lashes with this look.
  2. I started with a eye primer and used a matte white shadow under the brows and a shimmer colour on the inner and mid lid.
  3. Then I blended out the white, with a matte brown colour on the crease and a tint of black shadow.
  4. Finished the eyes by applying fake lashes, eyeliner and then mascara.
  5. Last but not least I defined the brows with a black eye-shadow

Products:

  • Two faced eye-shadow primer
  • Naked 3 Palette –
  • NYX the curve eyeliner
  • Duo glue for the lashes
  • Rimmel – Scandalous eyes mascara
  • The fake lashes are of an unknown cheap brand

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Cheeks + Lips

Instructions:

  1. For the cheeks i used a lovely bronzer to contour, being that the spanish as well tanned and used a nice pinkish/red blusher for the cheeks.
  2. As for the lips, I wanted to go for a different colour rather that the usual Red, that they are mostly known for. Instead I went for a dark beautiful pink colour.

Products:

  • Nars Bronzing Powder – Deep throat
  • Make Up Store- blush- Glam rose
  • Make Up Store- Lipstick – Mandy

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Well I hope you like this look, if you choose to try it out tag me on Instagram or Facebook. Would love to read your comments down below and don’t forget the Giveaway ūüėÄ

XOXO

Sarah-Jane