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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Victoria's Secret Angels beauty and make up tips

Okay, so after becoming just a little bit obsessed with Victoria's Secret lately, having visited London's Stratford store 4  times in a week... and blowing my wage in one trip, I think I should share this obsession with you. If you're unfortunate to never have been to a Victoria Secrets then wow, I feel for you. But seriously, do not fear, I am about to talk you through why I would like to be a VS (Victoria's Secret) Angel, even just for one day.


Heaven.
I feel like i've ticked something off my 'things to do before I die' list in going into this beautiful shop. What a sad sad girl, I need to get a life really, but hey, the shop is full of sparkly lingerie, it's bright pink AND there are huge velvet sofas everywhere - sorry but what girl wouldn't love it? Haha, talk about conforming to stereotypes, which I try to avoid, but with this shop it is unavoidable; it's genuinley like heaven for girls, I get beyond happy when I walk into the shop, it just uplifts my mood. If you are in a bad mood, I suggest you walk into the nearest Victoria's Secret store, it really is true; 'Shopping is better than therapy', and this kind of retail therapy is really quite soothing. If I could be a model for a day, which model would I be? I'd be a Victoria's Secret Angel of course (have you seen these women!?!)


The argument of perfection.
No wonder there is a huge debate in the media about 'perfect' girls being plastered all over the world, I can understand how these girls make some girls feel ugly. However, it's good to remember that they probably spend thousands on their appearances and in real life, we just don't have the time or the budget to look that good, (or the air brushing tools.)

 Now, if you haven't seen these 'Angels' where have you been? Do not fear as I'm about to spam your head with idealistic photos of 'perfect' girls - I hate been sucked in by all the media jargon of what a 'perfect' girl is, as perfect is different in everyones opinion, but I just HAD to share my admiration for these beautiful models (and I am merely voeur, I am not a lesbian, I just appreciate beautiful women) I sound like such a creep.. but I do think it's a fact that women prefer to look at other women, they give us inspiration and many tips for our own appearances.


IT'S A PINK THING.
The items in Victoria's Secret are amazing, if sparkly pink bra's don't do it for you, the knickers are full on french knickers and oh so pretty. Unfortunately, in the Stratford store they don't sell their 'PINK' brand (WHY I ASK?!), I have no idea why, but I have been told that the new Bond Street store in London will have a full floor of the Pink brand. I actually want to buy the whole of PINK for University, it's so chilled, it's like Abercrombie but a bit more preppy/girlie I suppose? It is VERY American, and I fear that I will look slightly out of place in my city wearing these bursting with life colours and preppy slogans, but I really don't care, I just want them to lounge in, as items that I could wear to the gym, (or to the supermarket) funnily enough, these kind of items actually motivate me to exercise, I can pretend that I'm in a music video.

New York anyone?
I feel like I should take a trip to New York City simply to buy the cheap Victoria's Secret as it is extremely over priced here in London, but apparently half the price in the USA?! For some strange reason, there is no date for the Bond Street opening store anywhere on the internet, (believe me, I have scoured Google) I just hope that it opens it's big pink doors before I go back to my home city, otherwise I will be pretty unfulfilled and it would be a tragic end to a phenomenal trip.
If haven't you read my Zaggora hot pant gym inspiration post, you can read it here'Body Inspiration Tips',  I just wish that I included the VS models in my 'inspirational' body people, If you have read it, you will know that before I go to the gym, I always have an image in my head of what body I want to achieve, I always set myself a goal like this, it gets me through horrible gym sessions.

Fitspiration...
Since visiting Victoria's Secret I have realised that I want their bodies! If photographs of these girls don't motivate you to go to the gym, I'm not sure what would. Now, getting this body is probably impossible, and very airbrushed but I suppose it doesn't matter as long as it's a 'fitspiration' to use at the gym. They probably are a tiny bit too skinny, but I think they are perfectly toned and definately something I would like to aim for, I wouldn't complain if I had their body. Of course this varies from person to person as everyone aims for different body shapes which is great. I do think that these girls are like real life barbies. I just think that they are so glamorous, that they are almost super human, they really do make me want to get fit and healthy though, which I suppose is a good thing, I will be using them to inspire me in the run up to Christmas.


Make up, make up, make up.
Another thing which I absolutely ADORE about the VS girls is their make up. It is always immaculate. As you can see in every single photograph, it is perfect. Okay, sometimes it is a little bit over the top, but I suppose for a night out that is okay? I love the 'pop' bright colour lipsticks that the girls so elegantly pull off. But also, It is their eye make up which gets me every time.  I do actually love it when they just have neutral make up on though, they look so naturally pretty and their jaw lines are always perfect. The girls hair is always perfectly groomed, full of body and shiny, they actually make me want to take hours on my appearance aha! I do think these angels are superhuman.

Prime time.
Luckily for us girlies, Victoria's Secret actually sell make up products in their store. Now, I haven't tried them all, as strictly speaking the shop is a lingerie and lounge wear shop, so why would their make up be any good? On a lot of photos i've seen the girls using MAC make up, which I can tell ,as it looks like MAC. But, lucky for me I decided to try the VS face setting primer which is actually amazing. I think next time I go to MAC I am going to take a photograph of one of the VS girls and just ask the make up artist to sell me the make up that would produce her 'look'. From looking briefly, it seems to me that Mac's baby pink lip glosses would be good, and if I knew how to contour on my cheeks that would help,as the models look like most of the make up is focused on their cheeks and that is what really makes their face look so good.


I really wanted to treat myself to a make up item from VS, they did do a huge mascara which looked really good (from the packaging anyway!), it looked similar to Benefit's Badgal in terms of what it said it did etc, but I think it was £18.00, which I didn't want to pay when the shop isn't a make up store. I settled for the Face Prime, because I am always open to trying new primers and the fact that it doubles up as a make up setter is amazing. I've heard of girls using hair spray to set their make uo before, which surely can't be hygenic or good for your skin? I've never actually seen any make up setting sprays in the shops before, so was super excited when I saw this in VS. If only it made my skin look as flawless as the beautiful blonde girl on the photograph above. I feel like I should go back and just buy all the products, simply because the packaging is so pretty and girlie.


2in1 Make up product review.
At £11.00 this product is actually quite a steal. It is quite a small bottle, but it isn't too small, at all, there is so much liquid in it that I don't think I will EVER have to buy a new bottle, you use so little on your face. I am not used to using a spray on primer, I like to use moisturising primers, so i'm not sure how this works, all I do know is that after a 12 hour shift, I have not had to reapply my make up. Usually, I always reapply my make up at lunch time, but no longer do I need to. It just stops the make up from sliding off your face. I want to try some more of their products now. It would be great to use when travelling, you could just spritz it over your make up when you're feeling tired. I also like the packaging and it just looks so pretty in your make up bag. I wonder if the VS angels use it? I doubt it, but it is a product that I would recommend.









Yeah so you could say that I am a little bit obsessed with the VS Angels, I suppose they're not bad image idols to have though are they? Now I want to get my hair done, my eye brows done and go to the gym. Life isn't about looking glamorous all the time, whatsoever, but I suppose it's a good get away from the stresses of every day life admiring these beautiful models. 

Who is your 'fitspiration'? Who would you be for the day?

If you want a quick chat you can speak to me on twitter: @emshelx 
*** P.S, I have been shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan newcomer award, and I am SO greatful, it would mean the world to me if you could vote for me to help me win - thank you so much, click below;***


Em  xxxx

58 comments:

  1. I cant believe how expensive it is in the UK :( its quite upsetting really! I don't think there's many girls who wouldn't want to look like a VS model, my ''fitspo'' is probably Jessie J ( although I don't like her as an artist all that much) xoxo

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  2. Girl…I too…am obsessed! =) LOVE me those girls! Truth. I always wished I could walk that catwalk…just ONCE! Ok…maybe twice! Is that too much to ask! =) Just now found your blog & not only are you absolutely adorable…your style…adore! Can't wait to catch up on all your posts! I'm now following you! =) Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Sweetheart! XO

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  3. P.S.-I voted too! Best of Luck, Honey! That's awesome! =)

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  4. As soon as I walked into the Victoria Secrets in London i'm pretty sure a little wee came out and I actually screamed in excitement.
    I feel ya i feel ya.
    I'm totally obsessed by the VS models too. TOTALLY OBSESSED!
    xo

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  5. I love Victoria Secret...Adrianna Lima is my favorite model and she seems so nice and down to earth. Yeah its super expensive there that sucks. Great post!...RoRos World

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  6. I love VS too, but its too expensive for me T_T

    rheapunya.blogspot.com

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  7. they are all so gorgeous!! Girl i love your cute blog!! Cant wait to read more!:) New follower!!
    xoxo

    http://elisemn.blogspot.com/

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  8. i love Victoria's secrets, im a little obsessed to don't worry. i want there body but they work so hard for it as its really part of there job, jealous. with being in Australia there is no shops here so luckily there's one opened in the airport may not hold as much as an original store but i am so excited to go and have a look! only 2 more months yey! x

    http://fashionmakeupandbeauty.blogspot.com.au/

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  9. Oh I really want to go! How expensive is it for like a pair of knickers? I hope they'll follow up with a website, I think all their pyjamas and loungewear looks so cute! xx

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  10. I really need that VS beach towel!

    xoxo
    Froso
    Style Nirvana✩

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  11. nice pst!

    Just found your blog.
    Really love it ☺
    Following your blog now,mind to follow back my blog? ☺

    ♥,
    Claireteressa.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, I am so glad that you like it!

      Course i'll follow back babe xxxx

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  12. I absolutely love the Westfield Stratford store! When I first went in there I started squealing to my boyfriend that it's what I want my bedroom to look like! All pink wallpaper and velvet couches - absolute girly heaven. I haven't tried any of their cosmetics yet though!

    Kayleigh
    http://addictfordramaticsbeauty.blogspot.com
    xox

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    1. It's so pink outside and inside I had to breathe before I went in ahahaha! That's what i'm like, I think we would get on just great! It's like heaven! You should try, seriously! xxx

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  13. The Vic Secrets fashion show is AMAZING! I want to go to one one day!! Have you seen it?? I think maybe they are more thinspo than fitspo though!

    www.meetfrankiefranks.blogspot.com

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    1. I NEED TO WATCH THIS SHOW! Why don't I have Sky!!! I have never seen it... fingers crossed there will be one in London!!! xxx

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  14. I have never been to a VS store! My life is incomplete, these Angels are just divine and well quite frankly make me feel sick, beautiful beyong belief! Great post hun!

    Em

    x

    Em's Mixed Bag

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    1. Oh my god, you must let me know when you go! Aha, glad you like it babe xxxx

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  15. I love Victoria's Secret!!! There isn't a time I walk out of there empty handed. I find it funny that its apparently half the price here in the US because I still think its expensive! But the great thing about VS is their promos & coupons. I sign up for all of their e-mails & even the VIP stuff & I get so many discounts!


    http://facethiscity.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hhaha, me neither - I cannot walk out without a bright pink bag! Aaaahhh, maybe that's just rumours then, that makes me happier aha! It is a high end brand tbh, aaah I have signed up for that but not had anything through yet!

      xxx

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  16. love Victoria's Secret :)
    and your blog is amazing :))
    would you like to follow each other?

    http://nudegravity.blogspot.sk/

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    1. me too, as you can tell aha!
      Of course i'd like to!
      Soo glad that you like my blog!

      xxx

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  17. Ohhh gosh, I knew before opening this post that it was going to make me wanna give up food. I absolutely adore the VS angels, I can't even choose a favourite, they're all beautiful, even fresh faced. I still haven't been to a VS store either, what is my life!?

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.com
    x

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    1. Hahaha ,it makes me want to give up food, get a facelift and just be born again hahaha! Talk about inspirational! I agree, I love them all. OOOOh my god, you must tell me if you ever go to one!

      xxxx

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  18. I love adriana lima! shes so beautiful <3


    http://www.unlike-girl.com/

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    1. I'm going to google her now! Everyone loves her!

      xxxx

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  19. I would love to be a V.S. model aswell... no wait.. I just wanna be as hot and beautiful as they are haha. :) But once upon a time I wanted to be a model... but I didn't grew much -_-
    xoxo
    Karen
    http://shinigami-u-openingmymind.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Me too, ahaha! I wouldn't care if I didn't have a modelling job, i'd be satisfied simply looking anything like them! xxxx

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  20. Ah! I love Victori`s Secret`s Models very much!
    Adrianna Lima my favourite Angel*

    http://mariamuse.blogspot.com/

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    1. I loveeee them all! Miranda Kerr is amazing!

      xxx

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  21. I love it!

    www.janvietiu.blgospot.com

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  22. That really is a great price for a product that works. I totally agree about those girls. Ring fitspiration. I would love to have their bodies, unfortunately I'm 5'2 so it's never going to happen.

    L

    www.bylaurenjane.com

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    1. I know , it is amazing... completeeee fitspiration! well... im only 5ft2 too so we can try still aha! xx

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  23. love your blog! you have such cute style :)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  24. Be model, i wish haha xD
    That t-shirts are lovely !
    I add new chapter of my story ; )
    I hope you will like it x
    http://perfectclothesareperfectlove.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I wish too! I know, so cool aren't they! I will have a read now, thank you so much for sending your link over xxxx

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  25. I totally love your blog!!
    xox

    www.peppermint-lips.com

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    1. Awww that means so much to me, thank you sosoo much! xxx

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  26. I love VS too I love their show, their looks their make up their everyhtign so I completely understand you, trust me!Could you please consider following each other? www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com Twitter: @shineonbyandrea Youtube.com/user/shineonbyandrea

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    1. I do too, but ihaven't seen the show yet! damn! of course I can lovely! xxxx

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  27. I am also obsessed, how beautiful are these women? Ughh, super jealous!

    http://eyelashwishes-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Sooo jealous too, i'm trying to admire them but it's difficult! xxxx

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  28. Who wouldn't want to be a VS model!?? They are all angels - literally!! Can't believe they didn't stock the PINK collection at the Stratford store! Great post, loved reading it x

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    1. I agree, you've got to be crazy if you don't think they're beautiful! They are angels! I know it's so depressing I don't get why they don't stock it?! Bring on Bond Street. So glad you liked this post xxxx

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    1. Hey aww thankyou, bless you. kisses xxxx

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  30. I agree the VS Models are sooo gorgeous! I wish I looked like them, body and face :) We have plenty of VS products here in the States and some of them are great, some not so great haha let's say 95% are amazing :)

    Great Post and awesome blog! Following :)
    CHeck mine out if you want

    afashionistascorner.blogspot.com

    :)Best Wishes

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    1. I'm so glad someone agreees! They are perfection, yes 95% amazing! Too expensive though! Thank you for following and i'm glad you like the post xxxxx

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  31. I love this post I always watch the Victoria's secret shows on E! and my mum brought me some VS frenchies back from the Dominican Republic they are the nicest pants ever! xx
    loveontopxo.blogspot.com

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    1. i've never watched one as I don't have sky, I may have to YouTube them;) aaaaaw wow, you lucky thing! Yeah they're amaaazing! xxxx

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  32. I love this post but it makes me so jealous looking through all the pictures haha. I've always wanted to be one too!

    fashionganache.blogspot.com

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    1. me too, im green with envy! xxxx glad it's not just me! x

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