Wardrobe Architect Week 8

This week was all about hair, make-up and beauty. Not an easy one to think about because what we want is certainly not always what we have time nor the skills for 🙂

Hair:

My husband would love me to have Zooey Deschanel hair. And I can’t say I haven’t tried it but since I haven’t got it in me anymore to let it grow out, I’ve had to resort to extensions. But they require so.much.care that I always gave up after a few weeks. Seriously, I’d choose 10 more minutes of sleep over a blow dry anyday.

I’ve had my hair really short, asymmetrical or regular shoulder length. One thing is for sure, I feel best as a redhead, although the shade tends to change each time 🙂

Right now I’ve got chin length hair in the front, slightly shorter in the back because since having a tiny baby my hair is the thing I want to think least about (but still look good).

I’ve finally come to terms with never having long wavy hair, now getting my husband to accept 😉

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Make-up

I started using make-up early on and I still never leave the house without but as you can see in the pictures above, I like things natural. The heaviest make up I ever wore was on my wedding day and although I felt pretty and it looks pretty good in the pictures I felt really awkward all day. I never wear lipstick and although it was a very neutral shade, I felt like people were staring at me.

Those who follow me on instagram might remember the ‘trial make-up’ fiasco, where I asked a beautician to give me smokey eyes for the wedding and I came out looking like I fell into a fireplace filled with ashes.

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The one I did myself on the left, the ‘professional’ on the right. You see the difference. My daily make-up usually consists of foundation powder because I’ve got quite bad skin at the moment (stupid post pregnancy hormones), blush, eyeliner and mascara. Going all out for me means adding eyeshadow 😀

Beauty:

I’ve always had bad skin so finding the right beauty products has been a trial and error kind of journey. Right now I’m using all organic make-up products by Alexami. Seriously, this stuff is amazing, it’s the first time my skin is actually improving instead of looking worse. The fact that it’s vegan, organic, non-toxic and not tested on animals makes it even better! If you ever get the change, try them.

My daily facial creams/moisturizers are by OrganicSpa, again vegan, organic, non-toxic and not tested on animals (I’m not advertising this stuff, I just LOVE it!) I am quite a collector though, I prefer to buy everything from the same brand because otherwise I think it looks weird on my bathroom sink; which ends up looking quite cluttered. I haven’t found a good balance yet 🙂

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