When I’m looking through magazines, I tend to find pictures of things that I like so I clip them out and put them in something I call my Look Book. My Look Book is basically just a binder that I have created that exhibits my collection of things that I like.
Creating your very own Look Book is easy. It’s fun too! It’s kind of like scrapbooking and making your very own magazine.
All you need is:
✿plastic covers (helps protect your pages from getting ripped. Also, it gives your pages a glossy effect just like in a real magazine!)
✿lots and lots of photos from magazines for inspiration : )
After I started accumulating different pictures I realized that my Look Book would look more organized if I placed them in categories. The categories help sort what those specific things are. Here is a list of some of the categories I use:
✿‘Shopportunity’ of the week: Any sales that are going on that week for things that I want to check out and/or purchase. Usually from flyers, ads, etc..
✿Perfumes- Fragrances that I like and may want to purchase, samples.
✿Fashion- Outfits that are already put together. Gives me ideas for how I can put together something similar at a more affordable price!
✿Inspiration outfits- Outfits I put together based on a picture I like and want to try and replicate. I usually make these on the computer by copying and pasting different items onto the same page. I try to compare each product separately and then decide which product I like better.
✿Product comparisons- Similar to inspiration outfit above, I lay out pictures of the similar things I want to buy, and then decide what I rather buy by evaluating the pros and cons.
✿Beauty- Specific things or items that I like in a picture (e.g. nail polish, shirts, accessories, makeup products). I usually want to find dupes for what I see in the picture.
|Here I really liked the contrast of the model’s coral top with the neon yellow layer underneath. I also liked her coral nail polish, so I managed to find an Essie ad where they had similar colors.|
|I really liked the ring that Eva Mendes was wearing in the left hand corner picture. I found something similar at ALDO.|
✿Makeup- techniques, tips, celebrity inspired makeup photos.
You never know what kind of tips you can find in magazines.
|This article helps you find the best bronzer according to your skin tone|
|Here it shows you easy steps to achieving a smokey eye|
Start your own Look Book Today! Let me know of any other catergories you make!