Sunday, 26 May 2013

May 2013: Deborah's Top 5 MAC Make Up Must Haves!

There are many things in life I can do without, bananas, fish and marmite twiglets. One thing I can’t do without is undoubtedly MAC makeupI’m sorry to say I only discovered MAC about a year ago; I stumbled across it as I walked past Selfridges in The Trafford Centre and there it was, tucked away into the left of the store on the ground floor. I heard it calling me, it seemed to be whispering my name so I thought it would be rude not to answer their whispers, right? I had heard of the brand mostly through Sex And The City, numerous books I had read and a former work colleague of mine who swore by MAC and wouldn't buy anything else! so the brand wasn't totally unfamiliar to me.

As I browsed the counter I liked what I saw . . rows and rows of beautiful coloured eyeshadows, amazing coloured lipglosses that shone like glass when the light hit them. It was at this point I decided I have got to try this makeup. My first purchase on the counter that day was indeed one of their Lipglass lipglosses. It was a pinky colour and only cost me £17.00. The customer service on the counter that day was second to none (unlike other counters I used to shop on). They were attentive, patient and listed to what I had to say, I was hooked, and from this moment on I fell in love with MACI have gone onto buy several purchases since and never once have I been disappointed, and never gone back to the other counters. so here we go, here are my personal top 5 must have products from MAC make up.

A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The next generation of a popular MAC formula, Paint Pots. This little pot of genius goes a long way and can be used on it’s own or as a base to another eyeshadow . It gave my eyes a lovely pale pink shimmery colour, ideal for the day and for the night I simply use a contrasting colour in the corner of my eyes to jazz it up.

A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. which adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, brows or anywhere on the body. This delightful powder highlighter really is a must have for me, it has a luxurious texture that glides over your cheeks and gives you a beautiful highlighted colour. I also brush over my nose and forehead and will give it a go over my bare legs (if we ever get any sun).

A Longwearing Lipglass that goes on smooth and lasts for up to six hours! Envelops lips with shine and colour and pro-longs the hours between re-application. This is a must have for my handbag and I will never buy another branded lipgloss as long as MAC are around! It comes in 15 wonderful shades (to suit all skin colours) and really does “what it says on the tin”.

Highly pigmented powder that applies evenly and blends amazingly. This eye shadow is also a must have for my makeup bag. It comes in all shades you could possibly think of and with a great price of just £12, you'll be hooked and start collecting them. The colours really do last all day!

So here we are at my number 1 favourite MAC product. It’s something us ladies all have at least one of. Yes it’s the humble lipstick. My favourite colour has to be Ablaze which is a really bright red and is a real stand out statement on the runway. This lipstick is THE must have for any handbag, be it Primark or Prada and is available in a array of shades!

So, what do you think about MAC makeup and what are you favourite MAC products? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @TREND__FASHION and hashtag #DebsMacMustHaves.

Friday, 17 May 2013


So there I was, stood outside the New Look press office, in a strange city that I had never been to before surrounded by busy Londoners going about their day with briefcases and Starbucks in hand. I checked to make sure my outfit and hair was flawless, after all, I'd soon be surrounded by hardcore fashionistas and people who judge every detail of your outfit. I go in, down to the basement in the lift and as it grinds to a halt, the doors open and I gasp with excitement, there it was, the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection for New Look.

It was a fabulous collection, with so many different trends mixed into them. Some of things I was seeing included: military, gothic, tartans, pastels and detailing. The mixture of photographers, writers, bloggers and hardcore fashionistas were all eager to document and see the collections. It was for me so far New Looks best collection for their brand to date, and I have no doubt that there is something in this collection for every woman. I was very impressed by what I saw, alongside the clothes were cute cater waiters and free champagne, and you ladies that were at the event even got your nails done, how awesome is that? New Look certainly know how to throw a press event, and I was thrilled to have received an invite, so thank you for allowing me to attend!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

May 2013: Avenue 32 Wishlist

There comes a point in our lives where we have to treat ourselves. Whether it's a bar of chocolate, an extra bit of syrup in our coffees or a piece of fabulous designer clothing. All may cost a bit extra, but hey, if you don't treat yourself who will? One of the things that fascinates me about British designers, is that every season at London Fashion Week they NEVER fail to shock and excite me, sending models strutting down the catwalk in fabulous creations, and Avenue 32 is a fabulous website that sells the fabulous creations. Here is the best of the British side of the designers they sell.

Cutler & Gross

Cutler & Gross sell sunglasses and I am in love with these four from the Avenue 32 website. There's a hint of a few TRENDS in their collection, from Swinging In Sixties to Make A Statement



Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan's love of knitwear really shines through in his collections. These Make A Statement pieces are perfect for a cool, eye catching look (we particularly love the scarf).




"Get yer' freak on Giles Deacon" a slogan made famous by the fabulous Henry Holland. And Giles certainly puts the freak in these freaking amazing clothes in his current collection. We particularly love the prints on his dresses using jewels and diamonds. #DiamondsAreAGirlsBestFriend



Temperley London

Temperley London are a brand we have loved even before out blog was born. There current collection is fresh, floral and exquisitely detailed, with some pastels thrown into the mix, and you've got a killer collection for S/S 13.



Pringle Of Scotland

The statement suit is a killer in this collection, mixed with a neon bag and neon shoes and you've got a S/S 13 must have. Or tone it down with a Monochrome look, killing two birds with one outfit, and some mixed accessorizing is what us fashionistas do best.



You can check out all the products on the Avenue 32 website here and follow them on Twitter: @Avenue32

Let us know what you think of their products in the comments below, or tweet us: @TREND__FASHION and use the hashtag #Avenue32

Sunday, 12 May 2013

May 2013: TREND Alert: 90's Revival!

This season the 90's is making a thick and fast comeback, so dig out your dungarees, your high tops, your slouchy beanies, your denim and your graffiti print tees and look to designers Henry Holland and high street stores like Topshop, Urban Outfitters and Primark for some fantastic key pieces that you need to rock this TREND.







What's your favourite thing about the 90's? Comment below or tweet us with your 90's looks @TREND__FASHION
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