My Top Picks: Aisle Style 

Let’s just start this post by clarifying I am not getting married (just yet). However, my big sister is in just 2 months and will all of this hen-do planning, I’m really getting into the wedding spirit! 

Many little girls dream of their big day from a young age, me included with ‘The Dress‘ as the main attraction. Perhaps our tastes change a little as we get older and pink bling isn’t the centre point of our lives but Aisle Style has us covered. 

Aisle Style has the most stunning collections with fantastic cut prices. They have such a large selection that even the most fussy brideszilla would find her dream dress. 

Here’s my top styles: 

   This luxurious lace gown oozes sophistication with its modest but delicate lace high neck. 

  I adore the delicate femininity of this off the shoulder design, with many beautiful layers of lace and fine fabrics.   This is such a classic look with its neat sweetheart top, accompanied by fine lace long sleeves.   I love the sharp lines of these two fantastically simple wedding gowns. Not everyone loves the glitz and lace so these are ideal designs if you like it plain and simple but beautifully cut.    I love how unique and dramatic this bold lacy number is. The draping effect on the lace arms is simply stunning. 

   

It’s rare we see short wedding dress designs but I had to add these two to my top picks because they are just so unique and stunning. If you want to make a statement at your wedding, or show off your killer legs then Aisle Style has the gown for you with these short styles. 

Aisle Style also has brides-to-be covered with wedding accessories to perfectly compliment your chosen gown. From sweet jackets to stunning viels, Aisle Style can help you complete your look for the happiest day of your life. 

   

       

   
     

If you’re planning your big day, or just day dreaming about the stunning gowns, check out http://www.aislestyle.co.uk/ for all things wedding. 

Hels x

Soleil Tan De Chanel – Bronzing Makeup Base REVIEW. 

The weather is (kind of) starting to get a little better in the UK now we’re well into May, so I think it’s nice to add some warmth into makeup looks to give a bronzed effect. 

In my last post, I mentioned how I had my makeup done at Chanel for my grad ball. The cost of the makeover is redeemable on purchases so I kept a close eye on what the MUA used, so I could decide which item I fancied taking home. 

I had heard of Soleil Tan De Chanel before and it did intruige me as its a creamy texture, so I was glad when she took it out to use on me. I suffer from quite dry skin if I’m not careful so I have to keep my skin constantly hydrated. Also I love a dewy look rather than matte so powders don’t work too well on my skin. This is a creamy (almost mousse) texture which is quite luxurious on the skin. 

   
 

Although this product is cream, it’s applied with a brush. I used Real Techniques contour brush to apply and finished with Real Techniques buffing brush. There’s so many ways you can use this product which makes it so versatile. Firstly, you can add a thin layer to the entire face before foundation for a subtle glow, you can mix with your foundation to go up a shade, use as a contour or bronzer and finally, as a full body tan on top of body lotion. 

For this look, I used a light layer before my foundation and finished with gentle contouring on my cheek bones, forehead and nose. I just used it really naturally to begin with but you can build this product up for a more dramatic look. 

   
     It feels so soft and dewy on the skin and creates a flawless finish. As I said, it’s so versatile so it’s definitely worth the £32 in my opinion but I’ve heard there’s a dupe by Bourjois so it might be a good option to try that first and see how you get on with a cream before splurging on Chanel. 

I should add that I’ve had Soleil Tan De Chanel in the powder form previously and loved it and it lasted for so long! I have high expectations of how long this will last as it’s used so minimally and is a good sized pot. 

You can purchase at any Chanel counter or online Here

Other products I used:

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. 

MAC lip liner in Spice. 

Dior Addict Gloss in Dolly Pink. 

Dreamweave Lash Magnet Mascara. 

Natural brows. 

  

If you have/do use this product – please do let me know in the comments and I’d love to hear any recommendations you have! 

Connect with me on Instagram @heliemac1 

Hels xxx

Graduation Ball: Fashion and Makeup. 

Hey everyone! On Friday I OFFICIALLY finished university for good! It’s been three long, hard years but I’ve finally completed my BA (Hons) Events Management degree so I can properly get into this blogging business and finally work full time as a model! 

Last night was the graduation ball for the Hollings Facilty of MMU so there was people from a few different courses, all coming together for a brilliant event! (As assumed when we’re events students!). It was held at The Hilton in Deansgate, Manchester. I LOVE this hotel, I spent New Year’s Eve there not long ago and go for afternoon tea in Cloud23 which is up on the 23rd floor where you can sit and see out over Manchester whilst you sip champagne. 

I decided to have my makeup done at the Chanel counter for a change, which was especially appealing as they were doing it for £10 instead of £45 for a limited time, then of course you receive this back off any purchase. (I will review my purchase in a separate post!) 

  
I like quite a natural, warm look so I had a nice fresh skin base, with some bronze contouring and a dab of blush. I had a light bronze smokey eye and delicate liquid eyeliner on the top. The look was finished with a nude lip, lightly defined brow and a slick of black mascara. (I should just point out I’m not naked on this picture, as you’ll see from my next pictures!). 

I really struggled to find a dress that I fell in love with, then I stumbled across one when I was just browsing Google…. The ‘Oman’ from Celebrity Boutique was just The One as soon as I saw it. It comes with a bit of a price tag – coming in at £119 but the quality is just superb. 

My dress arrived beautifully packaged in a pink box tied with black elastic. Inside, white tissue was delicately folded around the garment and I just couldn’t wait to open it up!  

 

It fit absoloutly beautifully (I got a size XS) and I could feel it sculpting my figure in particular places like around my waist. The fabric is thick and shiny and the dress it’s self was heavy, which to me is an indicator of quality with bodycon styles like this. It also has a thin rubber lining around the top which reacts with your skin texture to stop the dress from slipping. 

 I teamed my CB dress with my favourite nude Rhianna River Island heels and a nude clutch and kept my jewellery simple with a white Olivia Burton watch, gold Swarovski ring and Carat London gold bracelet. My hair was simple and slicked back to show off my makeup.  

    

 You can purchase this dress from House of CB  and I would say, it’s worth every penny! 

The hospitality at The Hilton was wonderful as ever, and I had a great time celebrating with my friends and course mates, with the wine and prosseco flowing ! Congratulations to MMU Events Management Graduates.  

  

 A few snaps from the night!   

   

  

  

  

Don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram and Twitter @HelieMac1 

Xxx

Behind The Scenes: ModelWorx Shoot

I’m going to make a conscious effort to post more about model life on here, and show you guys some behind the scenes pictures of what I’m up to! 

I’ve been modelling since I was about 15 after getting scouted and now my degree is almost complete, I can focus more on my modelling career with my amazing agency Nemesis. 

So today I was shooting at ModelWorx Middleton with Nikki Lyons photographing, Georgina Willmore on the styling and Sarah McNiell on the makeup.  Such a fab team! 

Check out the gorgeous makeup! Courtesy of Sarah McNiell (Miss Flawless). 

The shoot had a 90’s Clueless Style and I adoreeeeed the clothes! This included some cute bralets and pleated skirts and adorable fluffy heels! 

Check out the fluffy heels ❤ 

Roller Skates and little PJ’s ❤ 

I just love this little BTS shot! I seriously wanted to take this guy home with me ❤ 

I can’t wait to get the real images back and I know Georgina is going to have some fabulous editions for her book! Also, big thanks for letting me take home the Calvin Klein bralet! (Model perk!). This girl is one to look out for in styling – total fashionista. 

Tomorrow I’m up bright and early for my shoot in Derby! 



Georgina and I couldn’t resist a selfie or two!! 

                            Hels x

Estée Lauder: My Skincare Regime

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We all know the basic rules of having clear skin: drink lots of water, never sleep with makeup on, avoid sugary foods… but what about properly cleansing and hydrating your skin? I think it’s safe to say most girls (and boys) neglect their skin a bit, whether they realise it or not.

I’ll admit I used to think a quick soapy rinse and whatever moisturiser I could get my hands on would suffice… That was until I took a trip to selfridges with my mum and had a skincare consultation in Estée Lauder. They take a look at your skin and ask you a few questions, then help you find the products best suited for your skins particular needs.

I had never realised that even at my age, I should be using so many products to keep my skin young, soft and fresh. This includes makeup removers, scrubs and washes, masks, serums, creams and eye creams!

Some people may think all of this is just a money making scheme for the company but I can honestly say since using the range, I’ve noticed a dramatic change in my skin. The dry lines around my eyes (yes, even 20 year olds get dry lines!) have disappeared and my skin feels soft and has more of a glow. I won’t say that these products aren’t pricey because they are, but my skin is something I want to take care of and invest in as it’s seen so clearly on camera!

My skincare routine:

a.m
Perfectly Clean face wash
Idealist Serum
Enlighten face cream
Re-Nutriv eye cream

p.m
Take it Away makeup remover
Perfectly Clean face wash
Advanced Night Repair Serum
Advanced Night Repair Eye
Re-Nutriv eye cream

Every so often I also use the Hydrating Mask!

All of these items are from Estée Lauder and are available at Selfridges, Boots, online and other good department stores!

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