|Crock o' Gold!|
There is only ONE song which you can (optionally) listen to while reading this post... It had to be done!!
I blogged a while back about how, when I was in my early teens, I had been told at a colour consultation that I should stay clear of gold things and only wear silver. This meant that for years I had a stigma attached to gold things. It was only as I got older that I realised that actually I CAN wear golds (of a certain hue) and wear gold accessories. Silver has a colder tone and while I do still wear silver the most, gold can really brighten and warm my complexion!
I think the key is not to cover yourself in gold as this can look tacky, but a little touch here or there can look very elegant!
As you can see I have amassed a few of my most used gold items :)
- Gold Multi sequin top from Oasis (previous season). You can sometimes find old season stock on ebay, or I found a different but cute one at Boohoo . Incidentally while on the Oasis website I found a gold sequin skirt in the sale reduced from £80 to £15! Yes or no? (Link)
- Russian Gold Bracelets: Miss Selfridge (previous season)
- Alpha H Liquid Gold (Before and after pictures/post HERE)
I have a few polishes which I am happy to wear on their own or over another colour. One of these is Sephora by OPI 'Looks like rain, dear'. A gorgeous gold sparkle polish with tiny holographic pieces in it. I have previous posted swatches (link!) and I love it.
Unfortunately it was limited edition but worth asking at Sephora or doing an ebay search every now and again. Feel free to suggest dupes! (P.s. I am giving away some OPI this week so check my last post!
...And while we are on the subject of makeup....
recently purchased (while shopping with a fever!!) Vital Enlightening Highlighter Powder from the current No7 Floral Brights collection. It's a light subtle gold and I am enjoying playing around with it. Pictures to follow :) I also picked out my three most used gold eye shadows. Urban Decay's Half Baked, Amber lights and All that Glitters (Mac).
|Mac All that Glitters|
|Urban Decay's Half Baked|
|Mac Amber Lights (Centre) (Left: Romp, Top: Mulch, Right: ATG)|
|(L-R no flash) No. 7 highlighter, Half baked, Amber lights, All that Glitters.|
|(L-R flash) No. 7 highlighter, Half baked, Amber lights, All that Glitters.|
|Dress up any outfit with a little gold sparkle!|
|Roomy inside, plus luxurious soft fabric inside.|
|Done up, folded discretely and hanging by the clippable strap!|
Of course I can't mention gold and perfume without mentioning DKNY Golden Delicious (and the $1million bottle). A perfume I have been using quite a lot over winter. (Review/pictures here)
So, is Gold a YES or a NO for you? What is your favourite gold item you own? Any gold makeup recommendations?
Disclaimer: The clutch was a sample/gift sent for consideration. All opinions are my own as usual!