Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

2013 is almost here. Hope you all have a safe night and a peaceful new year!

Maria x

Friday, 28 December 2012

Emma Watson 2013 Calendar


Just heard about this literally 5 minutes ago and had to have it. There is one on eBay at the minute but I bought mine from Amazon which turned out to be cheaper.

The calendar features images from the Harry Crowder shoot, Seventeen magazine, British Vogue and other photo-shoots.

Buy it here from Amazon.


Credits to:

New Lancome Blanc Expert Campaign


So news has just emerged of Emma in a new campaign for Lancome Blanc Expert.

Personally, I  have no idea (other than the fact that she is contracted to Lancome) why she has been chosen to do this campaign.

For starters, she is 22 and has flawless skin (we’ve all seen her without makeup on) therefore she doesn’t need a skin corrector, which is what this product is. It basically evens the skin tone. It is mainly for mature women who suffer from age spots and discolouration on their skin.

The next problem I have is with the actual campaign photo. Here it is:


As you can see it is airbrushed to a point where Emma is only barely recognisable. Again, I will make the point that Emma is 22 and has flawless skin. She barely needs makeup let alone this amount of airbrushing. This is one of the main problems I have with Lancome. They do this with most, if not all of their campaigns, even with people who do not need airbrushing (Julia Roberts and Emma to name a few).

Here is a photo from Julia’s campaign:


So if there is anyone from Lancome reading this, please sort it out! Less airbrushing please. If the products actually works, the results will speak for themselves.

Image credits: Lancome, and

Makeup Tutorial: Emma Watson – “Perks of Being a Wallflower” L.A. Premiere


Step by step guide
First i primed the skin with Nivea soft moisturiser. You can use any facial moisturiser you have, just remember this step as it helps your foundation from becoming streaky, and it helps it glide on without a worry. Next I worked my foundation into my skin, again you can use whatever foundation you find comfortable. Remember, you don’t have to use the exact products I’m using, although in all my tutorials I deliberately try and keep the products high street. You can use your hands with this foundation but I used a Real Techniques Buffing brush. I avoided the eye lid as I was planning to use eye-shadow and I did not want another barrier between the skin and the makeup. Since the eye makeup is not going to be heavy I went ahead with the concealer and applied it wherever I needed it. If you do not need concealer don’t use it. It’s not a necessity.
After I had finished with the eyes I used a light pink blush on the cheeks. Make sure it’s blended very well as Emma only had a subtle hint of colour on the cheeks. Lastly I powdered the skin.
First I brushed out my brows using a spool brush, making sure they were clear of any foundation/concealer. Since Emma had very light brows at this time, and I have quite dark brows, I just kept them as natural as possible and just ran clear mascara through the brows to hold them in place. Remember with brow colour always go two shades LIGHTER than your hair colour. Otherwise, you could run the risk of caterpillar brows…and no-one wants that.
Eye shadow was very minimal. I used two colours both browny tones and very natural. If you need a primer, apply one now. First I applied the lighter of the two colour all over the eyelid. Then I took the darker brown and applied it through the socket, very lightly. I used the tip of a pointed brush for this. Then I used a blending brush to blend the darker brown up to the brow – do not blend downwards as you want the lighter brown to stand out. Next I ran the lighter brown all the way under the eye. Then I used a black gel eyeliner in the waterline of the top eyelid only, this will make your lashes look even blacker at the roots and make sure there aren’t any flesh colour coming through. It looked like Emma had just a bit of liner on the bottom waterline but it doesn’t look intentional, so let the liner from the top lid naturally transfer to the lower lid if you want.
Finally I applied a lot of mascara to the lashes.
For this I used a red lipstick. Make sure you moisturise you lips when you first moisturise your kin. If you have paler skin you want a blue-red, if you have darker skin you want an orange-red. Emma, since she was pale skin opted for a blue-red. To make the lipstick last longer, first apply a lip liner all over the lip and get it as close to the colour of the lipstick as possible.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Gel Foundation No. 51
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer No. 51
Miss Sporty Just Clear Mascara
UD Shadows Smog and Sin
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner Black
Bourjois Blush No. 15 Rose Éclat
Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara Black
Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder No. 003 Peach Glow
Rimmel London Lipstick No. 500 Diva Red

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Who Wore it Better?


Since news on Emma is a tad slow at the minute, why don’t we have another vote? Today’s vote is between Emma and Sylvie van der Vaart who is a Dutch television personality, model and wife to footballer Rafael van der Vaart. One thing these two ladies have in common? The red lace Valentino Pre-Fall 2012 bow dress.



Let the voting commence!

Emma in Review

2012 is coming to an end and it seems fitting to round off the year with a look at Emma's most fashionable moments of 2012.

The year began with us finally getting to see pictures from her photo shoot with young London photographer Harry Crowder. In this shoot Emma is dressed in quite a masculine fashion with her still pixie hair do, train-driver-esque hat, white shirt and black trousers. But it is her ultra feminine facial features and black ballet pumps that soften the look quite a bit. These were beautiful, classic and sometimes quirky photos of Emma, nearly all shot in black and white. Here are two of my favourites. Browse the rest of the album and the others on the Facebook group Emma Watson 411.

Emma's whirlwind journey with Lancome quickly picked up with her promoting several products from Blanc Expert to Tresor Midnight Rose perfume to her own collection, Rouge in Love. It began with new promotional images emerging from her advert for Blanc Expert, a skin corrector. Images for Rouge in Love also emerged.

From here  Emma travelled around the world promoting Lancome as their new ambassadress. Starting in London, Emma attended a Q&A type event at Selfridges and tweeted a picture from her car showing off her beautiful LBD: a Valentino Pre-Fall 2012 Bow dress, paired with Sergio Rossi 'Boidea' Pumps and an Annoushka Granulation Daisy Ring.


That night, Emma donned a red Valentino Pre-Fall 2012 lace bow dress, Louboutin Crosspiga Pumps and an Asprey Black Sapphire Rose Ring, all for the pre-BAFTA party she was hosting, sponsored by Lancome. This had to be one of my favourite looks of the entire year. Red is one of my favourite colours. The makeup was just divine and that ring was enough to send any girls heart racing!










In April Emma turned 22 and being in L.A. filming “The Bling Ring” at the time she co-hosted a Mulberry BBQ Pool Party at the Coachella Music festival. Whilst there she attended performances by Florence and the Machine and others. She wore a Mulberry playsuit and a vintage hat.


Emma then attended the “Struck by Lightening” premiere at the Tribeca film festival. Her entire outfit was Miu Miu: starting with the Patent Leather open-toe platform pumps, white print shirt, the peplum leather jacket and the blue print skirt.



In May, Emma attended a “Very Classy” Gucci event hosted by Derek Blasberg. There weren’t many picture of her from this event but she was dressed with minimal, effortless elegance. The only item of clothing which could be identified were her shoes which were Rag and Bone Lovell platform shoes.


In June, Emma attended the MTV Movie Awards. Here, Emma promoted “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and accepted an award on behalf of the cast of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” for “Best Cast”. She wore a dress by Brood and shoes by Tabitha Simmons.



The month of September saw the “Perks”  promotion begin to speed up. She attended premieres, film festivals and appeared on magazine covers all for “Perks”. Apart from “Harry Potter”, I think it’s safe to say her fans have never seen her so excited about one of her projects and so proud of the final outcome. The first set of premieres and press junkets came from the Toronto film festival. To the premiere she wore an Erdem Resort 2013 Sleeveless dress which she had altered (the skirt was originally longer), Prada Kid Leather pointed toe pumps and an Yves Saint Laurent Cuff Bracelet. I loved her makeup here too: the clash of the plum lipstick with the blues in the dress were truly wonderful!


Keeping with the Toronto Film Festival, Logan, Ezra and Emma all had press portraits taken, photographed by Chris Pizello. Here she wore a Jason Wu Resort 2013 dress, which again she had altered.(the skirt was again a little longer…I can see a theme developing here).


“Perks” then took Emma to L.A. where she wore an Armani Pale Yellow gown which she again had the skirt shortened a bit. Watch a makeup tutorial and recreate Emma’s makeup from this event here.


Next it was on to New York and my personal favourite outfit/makeup for the “Perks” promotional tour. Her makeup had hints of mint green which complimented the white of her dress and the emerald stone in her ring. She wore a Brood Fall 2012 White mini dress paired with Prada Capretto Leather pointed shoes and Crows Nest Jewels Feather ring.


Finally, Emma attended the London premiere of “Perks” and opted for classic elegance, dress in all black with simple jewellery and a soft, curly up-do. She wore a Christian Dior peplum skirt and pumps by the same designer.


During the “Perks” promotion tour, Emma also made many T.V. appearances from the Jonathon Ross show to the Letterman Show. Here are a few pictures from those appearances


As well as T.V. appearances, she starred in many magazines such as Glamour, Elle and Nylon. The images featured are (top to bottom) Elle Belgium, Nylon, New York Times Style, Vanity Fair Glamour US and Glamour UK.


Emma then went on to attend two very classy events. One for Elle Magazines Celebration of Women in Hollywood where she received the Calvin Klein “Emerging Star” award and gave a very emotional speech which I felt myself welling up at! I loved her outfit, her hair and her makeup for this event. They complimented each other very well and she looked so beautiful…but then again when does Emma not look beautiful? She wore a Calvin Klein Spring 2013 RTW two-tone Matte Satin Dress paired with CK Spring 2013 Platform sandals.


The second event was a Nylon Launch party which she attended with her “Perks” co-stars Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman.


In October Emma also attended a benefit auction and dinner for the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. As an avid artist, you can see why Emma chose to attend this event. She wore a Leroy and Perry Exclusive Tweed Zip cardigan and a Rag and Bone Long sleeve crew top.


This brings us to the end of 2012 and with it another Lancome promotion for Emma’s new  Lancome collection or Spring/Summer 2013 entitled, “Lancome In Love”. Here are some pictures from the shoot.


All credits to images go to, and