Tallulah Love

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Monday, 14 November 2011

Winner at the Win Awards! Best New Business!

So Tallulah Love has gone and won their THIRD award. Third, Yes, Third, award. Pretty good huh? You better believe it. Here's the press release to prove it ;

Tallulah Love – North East’s Pride
    Once again Michelle Taylor, Managing Director and Creator of the successful luxury lingerie brand Tallulah Love, came top on the night at Fridays Women into the Network awards. Nominated in both the Best New Business and Best Woman in International Business categories, Michelle walked away with the much deserved title of Best New Business.
  After a grueling process of being interviewed by the judges of each category and being filmed for a short nominee film, it was a great relief and joy to accept the Best New Business award on the night. After all the excitement of the awards Michelle finally got to relax and enjoy the lavish event, quoting: I’ve never been so nervous! Catwalk shows and flash mobs are definitely easier to deal with nerve wise. But it was such an honor to accept such a prestigious award. I couldn’t be happier! All the hard work, time and money is certainly paying off if I can get nominated AND win such an award.”

   Michelle was especially thankful for all the help and support that helped to get Tallulah love to where it is today:  There are so many people I’d love to thank. I don’t think there would be enough hours in the day to thank them personally. I am so grateful for everything that has come my way.”  

  All together it has been a pretty successful week for Tallulah Love. Not only did they have the joy of the awards, but they were featured on a segment of Friday morning’s Daybreak.  Michelle provided her opinion on the financial crisis in Italy and the impact it would have on the export business.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Seeing red....

  Now the fashion world is a fickle place, after all it changes every season. It's sometimes hard to keep up with the latest trends and the same goes for make-up trends! Every season, like clockwork, there is a new make-up trend to attempt. However there is one trend that never seems to date. A classic, just like nude, RED never dates, but makes a bold and beautiful statement. A good red lipstick will never go out of fashion. Get the colour right and the rest shall follow.

Gwen rocking the red

Red is a warning colour in the animal kingdom, which is why it sometimes seems like such a daunting style to try. We all have our make-up safety net, a style that you go back to time and time again (mine is the liquid eyeliner, love that cat eye flick) but sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can be surprising. However if you follow these smart little tips I learned, it's not scary after all.

1.     Find the right shade.

Ok so there are hundreds of different shades of red, but I bet the first thing you think when I mention red, is pillar box red or fire engine red, which are orangy reds.....perfect for warmer skinned girls.

General rule to go by:

Warmer Undertone:  you have undertones of yellow to your skin. So pick a warmer shade of red so orangy reds, brown reds, yellow reds.

Cooler Undertone:  you have blue undertones to your skin. So cooler shades of red for you! Bluey reds, berry reds, nothing with an orangy base to it.

How can you tell? Turn your arm over and look at your veins! Do they look blue-ish in colour? Then you're a cool skinned girl! Have they got a greenish tinge? Hello warm skinned girly! If you're not so sure about a colour.....try it on....if it doesn't look right, don't do it. Only go with something if you're happy with it!

2. Keep the rest neutral.

Biggest faux pas with red lippy....trying to do a sexy double dip with dark eye make up. Step away from the eyeliner and dark eyeshadow, this look is only valid on Halloween. Keep it understated with a neutral eyeshadow, that blends with your skin tone. A slick of mascara is all you need for your eyes and a hint of either bronzer or blusher. Now let your lips do the rest.

3. Lip Liner

Now lip liner is a controversial thing. If done correct, it will save your lippy from bleeding and go undiscovered. Done wrong, you may end up looking like a bad excuse for drag queen or like you have a pair of cartoon red lips.

Carefully line the inside of your lips (not the skin around them) so that you've defined the shape of your lips. Try not to draw it on to strong, or it may show through your lipstick.

4. Colour me in!

You can use your lip colour straight from the tube if you feel confident enough. If you find certain parts a bit tricky to do e.g corner of mouth or your cupids bow, I find a lip brush is a god send!

So go on and have a try, you might find you like it! Sometimes it can be a great boost of confidence to try something new and then to find out that it's great! I did :)

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