06/7/15

Kim Kardashian – Vogue Brasil – Inspired Make-Up Look

Hello dear readers,

Sorry for the slight delay in my posts, however I had some technical issues in my pc. Yet thanks to a little help from my friend, my pc is fully functioning again :). Last week as I was browsing for inspiration, I saw Kim Kardashian cover for Vogue Brasil and I simply loved the make-up. Usually Kim wears heavy make-up, smokey eyes and a lot of contouring. But in this shoot she is wearing a much lighter make-up look. It looks very simple however the techniques used aren’t as simple as it might look.

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Inspired Look

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Instructions:

  • The foundation base has to be very light, do not however go for a lighter shade than your skin tone. Use a lighter shade for your T zone, which is from the middle of your forehead, your nose and under your eyes.
  • As for the eye-shadow I applied a matte while shadow on the brow bone and into the inner corner of the eyes. Then I chose a shimmery white shadow and applied it all over the lid, keep the shadow handy as you might need to apply more in the end.
  • The tricky part is the apply a light brown show onto the crease and try for it not to touch the white shimmer shadow. Blend it lightly and make top more white shadow if needs be.
  • Make sure apply a tick winged eyeliner and some mascara, ideally add some fake lashes. Also fill up those eyebrows with a matching eye shadow. Try not to use pencils.
  • Finally I used a bronzer and highlighted the cheek bone, around the edge of my face, and contoured my nose. I didn’t use any blusher as there is no trace of that in the shoot, but I did apply some skin toned powder for the make-up to set.
  • For the lips I used a nice pink toned natural lipliner and lipstick.

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Products:

  • Make Up Store- Microshadow -Satin & White
  • Make Up Revolution – I <3 Make Up – You-re Gorgouse Palette
  • Kiko – Matte Eyeliner
  • Make Up Revolution – Powder- Warm
  • It style – Extreme Volume Mascara
  • Make Up Store- Trip – lipstick

 

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Well I do home you liked this look, keep posted for more posts on my blog. Exciting new thing are happening. Show some love by liking my page and commenting down below

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

04/12/15

Smoking Yellow – Make-Up Look

Spring is not doubt with us and after Easter I was in the mood to lay with bright colours. About two months ago when I was in Italy, I bought this beautiful dress by H&M, and on the front it has these beautiful florals with bright colored jams. So I let the dress inspire me to create this make up look.

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 Instructions:

  • I always start the make up look by priming my eyes and then fill in my eyebrows with a mixture of brown and black eyeshadow. My eyebrows are a very dark brown colour, almost black so I like mixing both colours.
  • Then I applied a matte white colour on the brow bone and onto the inner corner of my eyes, this is a good trick which will make your eyes bigger and wider than they already are.
  • Following I applied a light brown on to the crease, this will serve as a base for the mixture of shadows, it will help with the blending of the colours. Then I apply a tiny amount of a very brown colour on the outer lid and blend it with the rest, still leaving an empty space on the middle of the lid.
  • Now it’s time to work our way on the middle lid, on which I applied a beautiful bright yellow shade and as usual, blend blend, blend :).
  • Finally I topped more shadow on the outer lid and onto the crease, this time in with a black colour. Finished off by applying eyeliner and mascara.
  • As for the cheeks I used a nice red toned blusher and I left the lips natural as possible using a baby pink neutral lipstick.

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 Products:

  • Two faced – eyeshadow primer
  • I <3 Make up- your gorgeous palette
  • Make Up Store – White shadow
  • Make Up Revolution – Colour Chaos Palette
  • Make Up Revolution-Eyeliner
  • It Syle – Extra Volume Mascara
  • MAC -Breeze blusher
  • MAC- Cremesheen Creme Cup lipstick

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Well I hope you like this look, please feel free to try this make up look and tag me in your photo. I love seeing people try my looks.

Also show some love by liking my work and follow my blog. Still learning and Improving.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

09/21/14

Arrow Liner – Make Up Look

Hello guys,

If you follow me on facebook you would know the reason behind me being MIA, but a while ago I did this look and I though of sharing it with you guys. I called it Arrow, being that the main focus of this look is the arrow-like eyeliner. I have to be honest the result it not as precise as I wanted it to be, however I really liked the colours of shadows I used for this look.
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Being that I’ve done this look a long time ago, I honestly forgot what product I used so I am just going to explain about the look itself. If you have a look at the below eye-look  images, I used a mixture of bright colours to contrast with the blackness of the liner.  The shadows I used were a nice white forty shadow under the browns and into inner corner of the eyes, then as a mid tone I used this nice orange-rusty colour and instead of the usual dark colour on the crease, I used a nice purple colour.

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I hope you like this look, let me know if you have any questions or wish to know anything about this look, just comment down below. Would appreciate if you showed some love and liked and shared my facebook page

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

 

06/21/14

Flawless – Make-Up Look

Hey guys,

A while ago I bought the “Flawless” tshirt from Beyonce’s new Album clothing line. As most you already know I am quite a huge Beyonce fan and as a Woman and quite a  feminist I am really in love with her song called Flawless.  The song Flawless is about us women believing in our true natural beauty and to always work to better ourself and not to please men but to please ourselves. With that motto in my head, I put the shirt on, wore some fancy jewellery and wore a fearless and “flawless” make up look. Some of you might have thought I would do a more natural look, because indeed we are all beautiful naturally. But nothing makes me feel more flawless than an edgy make-up look, cause in the end we should feel free to express our self the way we like. 🙂

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The look is very edgy, smoking but still feminine, check out my step by step instructions below:

Eyes

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Instructions:

  • For the eyes I basically did a normal Smokey eye look with a twist underneath. I started off with the black eye shadow onto the crease and blended it out on the mid lid with a beige/white colour. Very easy and simple to do.
  • I also used a brown colour on the crease to blend the black with the white, which unfortunately isn’t that visible due to my low quality camera.
  • What makes the look stand out is the purple cream eye-shadow which I applied under the lower lashes moving further out, under the black eyeliner.
  • Of course you cannot finish the look without the usual eyeliner and mascara

Products:

  • NYX Palette
  • Wjon purple cream eye-shadow
  • MAC gel liner
  • Benefit They’re real Mascara

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Cheeks and Lips

  • For the cheeks I used a little bit of bronzer (but not as much as it looks in the photo hehe which reminds me, to but a good camera) and then applied a reddish tone blusher.
  • As for the lips I used the natural pinkish colour lipstick

Well I hope you liked this look, it is a very simple look so you can try it easily at home. If you love Smokey eyes but want to try something different use a pop or colour under the lower lashes, believe me you will look great. Remember if you have small eyes, it is better to use coloured eyeliner, and make it very thin.

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Show some love by liking or sharing my posts, and I always love to get your response, so feel free to comment down below.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

06/4/14

Make-Up Look – Malta Fashion Awards 2014

Hello guys,

As promised,  today I want to show you the make-up look and what I wore for the Malta Fashion Awards. Unfortunately I do not have a picture of the outfit, but let me describe it. The outfit consisted of a black body con type dress with white and coral flowers and on top a black blazer, being that it was quite a chilly night.

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To match the dress, I wore this beautiful gold chain necklace with coral shaped flower and matching earrings, ring and bracelet.  Pastel colours are very much in this summer, so definitely be on the lookout. As for my nails, I used the Pupa Milano gel nail polish in a very similar shade as the accessories.

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Now let’s move on to the most important part which is the make-up. Being that it is the most fashionable night in Malta, I had to go all out, so I took my time and tried my best to create something great. I basically was inspired by the outfit itself and used a mixture of corals, gold and black colours.  Apart from applying the eyeshadow on the upper lid I also applied the coral colour under my lower lashes.

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I finished the look with some winged liner, mascara and of course some individual fake lashes for more of a dramatic effect.  This look is perfect for this spring and summer to come; it’s very dressy but still vibrant for the hot summer days which are yet to come. Finally I chose a light pink shade for the lips and even for the cheeks.

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List of Products:

  • MAC Prep and Prime primer
  • Vichy Dermablend foundation
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion Eden
  • NYX Eyeshadow Palette
  • MAC Gel liner
  • Rimmel Scandalous eyes Mascara
  • Ardell individual fake lashes
  • NARS Laguna blusher
  • NARS Deep Thought bronzer
  • MAC Viva Glam by Nicky

Well I hope you enjoyed this look and my post, please show some love by liking my page or following my blog. I do appreciate if you share my blog with your friends and family

Lots of Love

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

03/29/14

Spring Make Up Trends 2014

Don’t you love Spring ? I do and a lot :D. Spring and Summer have to be my favorite seasons. Days are longer, the weather in beautiful and we can start wearing some  bright and bold colours <3

Here are some Trends which you can start wearing this Spring:

1 Natural

I have always believed that Make-up is there to either enhance our beautiful natural features or else to express ourselves trough it. On the run way and even photoshoots, very natural make-up is used. The skin has taken center stage, it all about having a glowing natural skin, nude eyes with a minimum of liner and mascara. A bit of blusher to give the a bit of life and a soft pink lipstick. I think this look is perfect for everyday and even for a lazy Sunday. My favorite products to create such a natural look : Vichy dermablend foundation, MAC Creme cup lipstick, MAC blusher Dollymix, Benefit They’re real mascara.

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2 Orange Lips

When I was a little kid, I always loved wearing bright colours but I would never wear that any colours outdoors. Now I love wearing the occasional red and of course a lovely coraly orange colour.  I do suggest you find the right shade of orange that goes on with you skin colour, not every orange lipstick will look good on you.  For those with a fair skin complextion, I guesst a pinky orange with very little yellow in it, this way the shade complements the skin without crating a stark contrast and without highlighting the fairness of the skin, that would make you look to pale. As for those with a medium toned skin complextion like me, they can use the most classical, bright and bold colour. Almost all shades look good on someone with a medium tone except for those with blue eyes,  they should opt for something darker. As or thise with a warm and dark skin complexion, the ideal choice is a type of orange reminiscent of peach that brighten up the face and soften the greenish effect typical of Olive skin tones. Also beware of bright hues at it can be quite a make-up disaster.My Favorite Orange Lipstick : NYX Matte Lipstick – Indie Flick

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3. Blue Eyeshadow

I have always loved bold colours and blue eye-shadows have truly taken center stage in recent fashion shows and even on the catwalk. Eventhough I love to experiment with colours and eye-shadows, do be careful how you apply such colours, make sure you blend well and make sure such a colour look on your skin tone. I loved using such colours on look I did a while ago. My Favorite Blue eyeshadow: Pupa Milano Vamp! Compact eyeshadow 300 

4 Cat eyes

Cat eyes are such an easy way to look sexy without the need to put too much make up on. Just apply a nice winged eyeliner, and some mascara and your ready to go. If you have beautiful eyes there is really no better way to flaunt them.  There are various ways to create this winged liner,  if you have small eyes don’t do a very thick liner, leave it thin and simple. If you have big eyes, any  both winged liner will look good on you both thin or thick. My Favorite eyeliner has to be the NYX The Curve eyeliner. 

5 Think Gold

In spring we slowly start getting some colour and there is no colour that looks better on a bronzed skin than some gold. Gold for me screams beach-tan-spring-summer <3. My favourite gold eyeshadows are from the Naked 3 Palette by Urban Decay

6 A pop of Green

I have to admit I rarely wear green, I don’t have any green clothing apart from a shirt here and there, and it’s not one of my favorite colors. Yet I have to admit that it’s a great colour for anyone with very light eyes and complexion, I think on me looks a bit silly on its own but with blended with a mixed array of colours it can look pretty good.  My favorite Green shadows have to be from the NYX eyeshadow set palette.

What is your favorite Spring trend? Would love your opinion down below 🙂

Happy Spring

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

03/26/14

Urban Decay – Naked 3 – Eye-shadow palette

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I am really excited to finally start reviewing this so well known palette by Urban Decay, which all make-up geeks and beauty gurus have and should have. I probably should warn you this will be a pretty long review, but it will definitely help you visualize and know more about the product, especially if you intent to purchase.  As I was cruising in London at the House of Fraser stores last year, I came by the Urban Decay section and of course I had to buy the Naked palette. At first I was unsure if to buy the original Naked or Naked 2 palette, being that the 3 wasn’t out yet. The colours of the Naked 2 palette really appealed to me more than the original Naked palette, even-though they are quite similar.

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I have to admit that the Naked 2 is pretty much a phenomenal value, it consist of 12 eyeshadows, a lovely two sides brush and a small lip gloss. It is packaged in a bronzed metal tin that can be opened and closed very easily, which is a great way of protecting the shadows. I haven’t had any problem with the opening or ripping of the packaging and it does feel pretty secure. The brush is pretty nice to, the bristles are very soft and great for application. I do tend to forget that I have it, which reminds that I should probably place it next to my other brushes.

Now lets talk about the colours:

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Foxy is like matte yellowed beige colour, it is on the sheer side and a bit powedery. This colour is barely visable in my forearm however it can work for highlighting the brow on light complexions.

Half baked is a beautiful coppery-golden brown shimmery colour, it has a good color payoff and a smooth texture.

Booty call is a white-beige shimmery colour, it has a good colour payoff and i love using it for the brows or as a base.

Chopper is a  shimmery coppery-orange colour. This shade has a pretty good colour payoff however the sparkle is prone to fall out.

Tease is a dirty mauve-brown colour with a matte finish. I really like the shade as I have nothing which looks anything like it, however the pay off is a little bit disappointing being that the texture is a bit dry and stiff. You really have to jab at it with the bristles of your brush to loosen enough product to apply it.

Snakebite is a a dark bronze with a dirty golden shimmer-sheer. I love using this color for contouring, as it isn’t too dark but neither light.  The texture is dense and buttery and an excellent color payoff.

Suspect is a champagne-bronze colour with a metallic sheen. It has a good colour payoff eventhough it felt a bit powdery.

Pistol is dark grey- brown colour with a shimmer sheer. The texture of the pistol is soft and smooth and it has a good payoff.

Verve is a pale silver grey colour with a pink tinge.

YDK is a warm , coppery medium brown with a frosted finish. I love its smooth texture and the pigmentation is pretty good.

Busted is a dark burgundy-tinted brown colour with golden undertones. The finish is very soft and frosted. The colour payoff is very good and the texture is very smooth though a little less dense.

Blackout is a really intense, matte deep dark black colour. The pigmentation is great and it goes on very black.

Naked lip-gloss is a sheer neutral brownish pink colour. The gloss is not that sticky and has a lovely mint scent

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Pros:

  • Great packaging, its sleep, sturdy and very secure
  • It is a really wonderful and well-rounded palette, with a good range of light to dark colour in a variet of finishes.
  • The majority of the shades are very pigmented, easy to apply, and blend.
  • The brush is very soft and lovely to work with
  • It is good value for money
  • Great for travelling

Cons:

  • Some of the colours aren’t as pigmented as most of the other colours
  • It is a bit pricey for anyone that doesn’t have such a budge, however I do think it worth every penny. I do

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 Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, I find it very handy for natural make-up looks and for travelling.

Do I recommend it? For sure, the palette has some good range of colours and the pay off is impeccable. If however this palette is out of your budget I do suggest you try the MUA Undressed palette, the colours are very similar and it is way cheaper. I do however suggest you invest in this beauty, as it has defiantly a lot more product and better quality, than the Undress me palette.

Rating:

let me know what you thing about the gorgeous palette, would love to read your opinion by commenting down below, thank you for stopping by 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

03/14/14

Photoshoot with Valeria and Fritz Photography

Hello dear lovely readers,

Last week, I had one hell of a busy week, however it was filled with some exciting events, one of them was this lovely shoot I had last Sunday. I had the pleasure to work with a lovely Swiss model called Valeria and the very much talented  German photographer Fritz from Fritz Photography.

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Valeria wanted something natural colours on the eyes, for which I used a mixture of brown colours  from the very light to the dark shades. While for the lips, something a bit more bold and colourful for which I used a lovely matte red lipstick.  I am very pleased with the final result, however I did encounter some make-up problems with her fake lashes, because her left eye kept tearing up and the lashes couldn’t stick nor dry. Which reminds me, that I need to buy some various types of fake lashes hehe.

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Her make-up stayed put throughout the photo-shoot, there was honestly no need for retouching and that’s all thanks to some of my fabulous high quality products . I still assisted during the photo-shoot and made sure I had all the essentials, just in case there was any need.

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The products which they are a must for every make-up look, if it’s for a photo-shoot or any other occasions for which the make-up has to look good for hours are primers. I used my favorite Prep and Prime by MAC primer all over her

face and for the eye’s the Urban Decay Potion Primer which works wonders for the eye-shadow to stay put for over 4 hours. These primers are a bit pricey, but they are worth every penny and give the best results, which I believe that in the end all of my clients deserve the best.

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 That is all for now, I do hope you like my work and if you like what you see,  do not hesitate to contact me trough my e-mail or Facebook page, would love to make you feel and look beautiful in any of your special occasions. I also do highly recommend Fritz Photography, if you are interested in having some professional photos taken if it either for yourself, or a special occasion or even for a fashion spread.  He is one talented photographer and you have to admit, the photos do look pretty awesome :D. Check him out on his facebook page and even his photography blog.

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https://www.facebook.com/FritzPhotographyMalta

http://fritz-grimm.com/2014/03/11/valeria-paldino/

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

02/12/14

Pink Valentine – Make-up look

Hello guys,

Sorry for being MIA lately, but you seriously think I would forget to post a valentines make-up look? of course not :D. This year I thought Valentines should be a little bit girly so this look came in to mind. It is very simply, however very effective, it is a line between pretty and sexy.

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Instructions:

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  1. I always start this look with a primer then I move on to a nice white matte shadow under the brows and into the inner corner lid.
  2. Following the white I applied a baby pink colour on the middle of the lid and onto the lower crease.
  3. Finally I applied a nice matte black shadow onto the crease and blended it all out. I also like to use a beige colour to blend out the black shadow with the white used under the brows.
  4. To complete the look I always apply a nice winged lined and mascara.

Products:

  •  Two faced eye-shadow primer
  • NYX full shet of eyeshadows box
  • NYX the curve eyeliner
  • Benefit they’re real mascara

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Cheeks and Lips:

Instructions:

  1. For the cheeks I felt that a nice pink blush would go perfectly just find, however I like to contour it with some bronzer.
  2. As for the lips, I used this gorgeous pink lipstick, reminds me of a barbie doll.

Products:

  • Primark Sunkissed Bronzer
  • MAC Dolly Mix blusher
  • Primark Pink Lipstick which I called Barbie Pink check review.

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I simply hope you like this look, feel free to show some love by following my blog through e-mail, facebook and even bloglovin. Would love to know what you think about this look and finally wish you all a Happy Valentines Day 😀

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/28/14

Grammy Awards 2014 – The Good and the Ugly

Hello fashion and beauty lovers,

Being that my Golden globes fashion posts did a hit, I thought of talking about my favourite musical event, the Grammy’s. To be honest I was expecting more from the Grammys fashion wise, the Golden globes really left me speechless, there was so much to see, but the Grammys left me a bit disappointed.  I was expecting more, and some celebrities to stand out, anyway let’s start with the best dressed of the night.

BEST DRESSED:

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Taylor Swift looks stunning in this silver metallic Gucci dress. It does fit her like a glove and it looked amazing on her.

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To be honest I wasn’t really a fan of this dress but it kind of grew on me and she does look stunning. I simple love the white lace but not really a fan of the recent nude sheer trend however the cut looks divine on the bootiliscous diva.

'She's TINY!' Michael Costello, who designed the white lace dress Beyoncé wore to the Grammy awards on Sunday night, has revealed the singer is now a tiny size 2 (UK size 6)

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Ciara looked gorgeous in this silver, metallic lace dress by Pucci. That is one way to wear a baby bump and still looking great.

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This is definitely one of my favourites dresses of the night. Chrissy Tiegan looked exceptional in this Johanna Johnson metallic dress, however John Legend did look dapper in his Gucci suit.

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Ariana Grande looked really pretty in the floral Dolce and Gabbana dress, very suitable for a young girl her age. Still very elegant and pretty.

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Amber rose in beautiful Naeem Khan gown looked perfect for a night at the Oscars. This beautiful gold and while dress truly gave justice to her curvaceous body.

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Yay finally Paula Patton makes it in my best dressed list. This is definitely better than the disastrous Golden Globes dress. Many people didn’t like it but I felt it complemented her body and the print suits her really well. Well done.

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Not a big fan of this dress but did green Lanvin metalic dress does look great on Rita Ora.

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Let’s give it up to the Men of the night, Kevin Hart looked great in this lovely suit by Lanvin. I am simply in love with the blazer print.

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Jay Z looked dapper in the elegant Tom Ford suit, this guys does look good in anything.

NOT SO GOOD NOT SO BAD:

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This Valentino Couture dress is beautiful and honestly someone that loves music would lvoe to wear it, but this is not a dress someone with a curvy body like Katy Perry should wear. I makes her look like she has wide hips and pretty short, which she is not.

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I don’t like the dress, very simple, however the only reason why she didn’t make it to the worst dressed, is because it Lorde. Her music and style is weird, so of course so shall be her dress. If I made this dress into the worst, it would be like putting lady gaga in the worst dressed list all the time.

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Kacey Musgraves  wear this nice Armani Prive dress which as I said is nice, however im not much of a big fan of the bottom of the dress. It does make her look a bit wide. 

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The right person that should wear Alexander McQueen has to be Cyndi Louper. Not a big fan of the outfit but it truly matches her style in particular.

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Now let’s get to the ugly, I have to start with this Blumarine dress by Sarah Bareilles. This dress isn’t really ugly but it definitely doesn’t go with her pale skin. Also it makes her look shape less.

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This was such a dissapointment, I usually love what Pharrell wears but this adidas is definitely not Grammy material. I usually wear something like that without the hat, if I’m going for a walk.

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When will I ever see Madonna wear an actual pretty dress rather than her looking like a man or a thug?. Madonna you are not a man, but if you want to be, just get some surgery done, I am sure that you can afford it. Or if you really want to wear a suit, wear a more feminine one.

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Ms.Griffin, your dress is just as hilarious as you are. You are a really funny comedian but so is your dress unfortunately. To much print going on, reminds me of the hippy 80’s fashion.

That is all pheww, I had quite a lot to cover, but it is always fun writing about fashion. I want to conclude by saying I am not a fashion expert and this is just my personal opinion :).

Let me know your favourites, by commenting down below.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane