Tuesday, 23 October 2012

And now for something a little different..

Time now to stray away from Hallowe'en and go back to reality - some charming little pieces from the internet! 

I give you the "double liner".
I've seen so many people sporting this look in the last couple of months, its awesome, I love it! Especially because it requires so little effort, and materials! 

Another look I adore is this black/gold smokey eye look. It's less harsh than an all black smokey eye and would look amazing on any eye colour.

Pair this look with one of those 'half up' hairdos and you've got yourself one very  sexy evening look.

Sticking with some gorgeous looks for your eyes here's a beautiful gold/copper shadow, with a thick jet black line over the top lashes. 
With this look, you can tone it down for a daytime look by using a matte, copper/gold colour instead of the intense metallic one. 

My personal favourites for these colours are:

As with any statement eye look, I find it's always better to go for a nude lip colour. This gives one focus point on your face, and is much more of a statement than two, which can look messy. Be careful though, that you don't just plaster your lips with your foundation, giving you a 'no face' look. It's better to find a good quality lipstick in a peachy shade close to your natural skin colour and a very light lip gloss to go over it. 

 Here are my favourites:

All of these are beautiful but there's always something else you can add to it to make it even more fabulous.
I'm talking  hair. Whether it's BIG hair you're looking for or something simple and classy, you'll always find something to suit you.

Here's the 'half up' 'do I mentioned in the second paragraph:
All that's required is a little patience and time! (and a tutorial if you really want it, found here!)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Hallowe'en Hairstyles to Make You go Wild!


Hallowe'en isn't all about make-up and nails, it's also about a girl's other major asset - her hair.

Neon hair extensions are a must for going all out with your look. 
You can go crazy with your hair, using every possible product and accessory to make it purrfect. Whether you're going for the big-haired Lady Gaga look or just for added oompf.
There are all sorts of things you can add to your hair at hallowe'en, but one of the ones that can make or break your outfit is a wig! It may sound odd, but wigs can be amazing! (and amazingly cheap!), whether you wear them for the wow-factor, or just to adjust the look.                                   
If you're thinking of going in a different direction to dead cheerleaders or zombies, you can find a good tutorial on how to style your hair like Snooki, from Jersey Shore here, and a killer tutorial on how to dress just like her here!

Thanks for reading, leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
Ta-ta for now!



Hey little kitties! 

As I'm updating the blog all the time I thought I'd add a Review Section where you can suggest stuff for me to review and where I can review things that I've come across in the real world. To start off if you are going to suggest things just be aware that I'm not residing in the USA, so somethings we might not have in Ireland, but I will try my best to find something as close as possible to it! As time goes on we can get more and more creative and versatile.

Leave suggestions in the comments section below.

Can't wait to hear from you guys!

Ta-ta for now.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

October tricks and treats!

Nails and Make-up...

Adorable little spider web nails. Very simple, but still very cute and hallowe'eny! 

Here is a little step-by-step pic of some skull nails that only require 2 colours! 

Another easy nail look! This can also be done with a glow in the dark nail polish over the white base coat for an extra spooky effect!

Glow in the dark nail polish is available from eBay, and from Claire's.

But enough of the nails, if you're looking for a more subtle, sexy but still spoookey make-up look for hallowe'en look no further! 

I love this look personally. It's so easy and basic, but the little diamantes add a touch of class to the whole look. 
It also gives the option to glam it up even more if you want, by adding some dark purple, or red eyeshadow. 

If you really want something freakish, here's the perfect thing for you! It still has the element of simplicity but it also has pizazz!

Maybe some of these have given you an idea for hallowe'en, or maybe they've been inspiration for your own spooky nail design! Whatever the case I'd love to hear from anyone who's tried them, or has found even more cute hallowe'en looks, in the comment section!

Thanks for coming and I hope to see you for the next instalment!

Ta-ta for now! 

Friday, 12 October 2012

Hello my little kitties

Well hello there, glad you could make it! 

Welcome to The Pretentious Kitten, a place where you and I can allow our thoughts to run free! By that I mean, I'll be posting bits and bobs from around the web - predominatnly a fashion thing, with quirkies and cuties from all over the place. I won't be going mad and I'll try to post prices of all the goodies and where they are available as well. 

My goal is to give you somewhere you can find little gems that are made for you and me.

We'll take things one step at a time and hopefully it'll bring us somewhere fabulous. Don't expect too much at the beginning ;) We will have to see how we go and depending on views, etc., I'll be able to up the anty a bit.

Updates will take place as often as possible! 
I hope you  come back soon (: 

Ta-ta for now.