Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Floral Kimonos and Spring Makeup

Floral kimonos are so delicate and pretty. I've been looking for an ivory and pink kimono wrap ever since I missed out on this H&M one - it took me a year but I was able to track down an identical version! Wearing a kimono doesn't take much effort - just slip it over a camisole and jeans, and you're good to go. I paired mine with a metallic necklace and silver heels for a touch of sparkle.

Ivory and Pink Floral Kimono Outfit with Jeans and Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Affair Bag in Black
Kimono: c/o WalkTrendy / Necklace: c/o Pink Lovebird / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Heels: Winners (similar)

If you love this floral kimono as much as I do... be sure to scroll down to the end of this post and enter my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!

But first, let's talk about spring makeup - I've been in the mood for brighter, fresher and pinker make-up to complement the floral outfits I've been loving.

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Stardust Illuminating Powder 03 Medium Swatches
Beauty Blender / eos Balm / L'Oreal Blush / Guerlain Meteorites / Philosophy Loveswept Perfume / imPRESS nails

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I was invited to the Guerlain Boutique during fashion week to learn a bit more about their iconic products. I was especially intrigued by Meteorites pearls - a collection of powder spheres that add a luminescent finish to your makeup. Each color has a different property - yellow to counter redness, purple to catch the light and pink to add freshness. The pearls are handcrafted in France - there are only four people who have the knowledge and skill to make them. And these four are responsible for supplying enough Meteorites to meet global demand!

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Stardust Illuminating Powder 03 Medium Swatches

I've been trying Shade #3 (Medium). When I take each pearl individually, I get a pigmented swatch, but when I apply it with a kabuki brush - it just adds a general glow without any frostiness or color change. While it can be worn as a highlighter, my favorite method of application is to swirl my brush in it and lightly apply it all over my foundation. It's like a flattering instagram filter in a powder - it diffuses light and makes your skin look airbrushed. The price tag is definitely on the high side, but the workmanship, quality and packaging of the powder make it a worthwhile treat.

Similar light-diffusing products on the market include: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, NARS Light Reflecting Powder, MAC MSFs and Physician's Formula Pearls.

Have you tried any light-diffusing powders? Which is your favorite?

And now for the Floral Kimono Giveaway - there are only 3 steps to enter!

1. Register on http://www.walktrendy.com/
2. Follow @ellaprettyblog on instagram
3. Leave a comment below with your registered email address AND instagram user name.

Giveaway ends May 8. Winner will be chosen via random.org. Good luck everyone!

UPDATE: Winner is Heather (IG: Sibleyh)

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.

22 comments:

  1. Cute kimono, Zeba! I've been obsessed with them for years and love wearing them during all seasons :D

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Thanks Alison - I love the look of kimonos a LOT - am so glad I was able to track this print down :-)

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  2. Love the outfit. I registered under sibley_h@yahoo.com and my IG is Sibleyh

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  3. What a lovely outfit!

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  4. Thank you for this giveaway!
    I registered under lold76@hotmail.com and my IG esinedkhj

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  5. Such a beautiful kimono! I have registered under sbaxter84@gmail.com and my IG username is sarahbaxter84 :)

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  6. That's such a pretty kimono. They really do look perfect for a spring/summer lighweight layer over a cami. I have yet to find one with a print that speaks to me, but this floral is SO YOU. You look beautiful.
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina - I usually wear more structured pieces - but you're right - I just couldn't get this print out of my mind LOL! So glad it's mine now :-)

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  7. I'm loving the floral kimono's now, too! Yours is especially beautiful and I just love how you styled it!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

    www.theclosetbychristie.com

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    1. Thank you Christie - I'm definitely tempted to try more kimonos - would love a blue or green floral version!

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  9. I would love this kimono!! it is so pretty!!! I registered with my email- perezashley60@hotmail.com and I follow you on instagram- breelovesfashion8 . :)

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  10. I love this whole outfit- very inspiring :)

    Instagram: @silvertapestry

    Email: butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. How gorgeous are you in that pretty floral kimono. Love the silver pumps and stunning necklace, Ella. =)


    Welcome by. Thanks, Ada.

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  12. That is such a pretty floral kimono! It looks great on you! And those shoes are killer!

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  13. I love kimonos Zeba! So easy, and light as air for hot Summer days. I love the relaxed vibe, but they also are great layering pieces. This one is so pretty!

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  14. Love the kimono!
    Instagram: @cassey48
    Email registered: gw2118 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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