Apr 23, 2013

OPI Nail Look: Silver Shatter and Purple With A Purpose

Purple and silver work really well together, seeing that they both have lovely cool undertones. OPI Shatter is great because even though it's nice and simple to apply, the result mimics a detailed nail art look! The steps are as follows:
  • Apply two thick coats of 'Purple With A Purpose' (or any colour of your choice) and leave it to  dry.
  • To Ensure that the shatter gets even coverage, there is a three brushstroke process in applying it. First apply one stroke down the middle of the nail, and then paint an 'X' shape across the nail. So brush from the left bottom corner to the top right corner, and then brush from the bottom right corner to the top left corner.
  • Once this has almost dried, you can apply a top coat to give the nail a more smooth and even finish. For this I used OPI RapiDry Top Coat.
There you have it! I personally love the silver shatter because out of the ones I've used it has the nicest pigmentation whilst matching almost every colour. Have you tried a shatter nail polish before? :)

Apr 2, 2013

Autumn Makeup Look: Snowy eyes with a pop of colour

Autumn for me is all about that transition from sunny to cold days. That's why for this tutorial I decided to do a snowy eye with a warm touch of pink. The tutorial will focus mainly on the eye look, but at the end I will suggest a few ideas and colours for the rest of the face too :)

Mar 26, 2013


Monochromatic items have been huge this season, so I thought it was about time I did a post on this trend! As much as I love bright colours, it’s always nice to go back to basics.
Black and white is a classic and timeless combination that will forever look good. You can always brighten the look with bright eyes and lips, or statement accessories. Above I’ve compiled a selection of my favourite black and white items for inspiration :)

Mar 15, 2013

Eye Makeup Tutorial: Emerald Green and Purple

Although it's not really a common combination, I really love wearing green and purple eyeshadow together! It's nice to try something different once in a while, and this look can really brighten up a simple outfit. Keep reading to find out the steps :)

Mar 12, 2013

Black and Gold Inspiration

Black and Gold by indigo-belle-fashion
Black and gold is one of the best combinations you can wear. It’s simple, glamorous and classy all at once. Black in itself is always slimming and sophisticated, so when gold is added it just gives that little something extra to the outfit. Here is a collection of inspiration if you ever find yourself wanting to wear this combination :)

Mar 4, 2013

Tutorial: Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Diamonds Eyeshadow in 'Charcoal Diamonds'

So in my last post I reviewed the Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Diamonds Eyeshadow in 'Charcoal Diamonds', and here is the tutorial as promised! The look created is a very sparkly smoky eye that transitions from silver to black. This palette is really fun to use because the glitter will make the eye look glamourous no matter which combination of colours you use! Read below to find out the steps :)

Mar 2, 2013

Review: Maybelline Eye Studio Hyper Diamonds Eyeshadow in 'Charcoal Diamonds'

Another great Maybelline eyeshadow palette, this time in simple variations of grey, black and white. I decided to buy this product because I don't really have a Maybelline shadow set that's just dedicated to these kind of charcoal shades, and so I'm hoping this will provide a good colour palette for a basic smoky eye.


  • 5 Shades: Black, white, and a medium, light and dark grey.
  • All colours are shimmer tones.
  • Comes with a small sponge applicator, with one end thick and the other thin.


  • A good range of charcoal hues that allows light and shade.
  • Good pigmentation for most colours.
  • It lives up to its 'Hyper Diamonds' name, as each shade shimmers beautifully.
  • Lovely packaging, especially the shapes of each shadow.


  • There are only four sides of the sponge applicator, but 5 shadows.
  • The white and light grey colours are almost transparent, so these can really only be used as highlights.

Overall, I would rate this product

Come back soon to see a tutorial using this eyeshadow palette :)

Feb 28, 2013

Autumn Inspiration

Autumn Inspiration by indigo-belle-fashion
I’m actually quite happy to see Autumn returning this year, as I always love the fact that some days are warm and some are cold, which means I get the opportunity to change up my outfit combinations often. I’ve put together the above set as a kind of inspiration board for this season, including trends, colours and styles that I’d really like to try wearing over the next few months. Hopefully I’ll be able to go on a shopping spree soon and cross a few things off the list!

Feb 25, 2013

Velvet Love

Velvet Love by indigo-belle-fashion

I’m a big fan of velvet, because the fabric not only feels but looks soft and smooth. It creates an amazing texture that can instantly transform any outfit. My favourite colours of velvet to wear would be burgundy, navy and black. Seeing that there’s a lot of velvet incorporated into outfits today, I decided to create a little wishlist/inspiration board showing my favourite items :)

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Feb 24, 2013

Makeup Tutorial: Indigo Eyes

As you can safely assume from the title of my blog, I adore the colour indigo. It's the perfect balance between blue and purple, creating a beautiful mysterious hue. After looking at Vogue's collection of beauty trends from the New York Fashion Week runway, I was inspired to create an indigo eye look of my own. Read the steps to achieve this eye makeup below the cut :)