Sunday, 25 January 2015

Keeping Up With Kendall

Taking the world by storm is the stunning Kendall Jenner. Whilst it has taken her sisters years to grace the heavenly covers of Vogue, Kendall swoops in and nabs another feature. This is of course not surprising considering her ever growing resume landing a campaign with Estee Lauder and walking for Chanel. Kendall is quickly becoming one of the most talked about models in the industry. And look at these pictures, I mean those legs!!!! Gimme! 

On a slightly more serious note, I admire her attitude to work as she continues to expand her modelling life and refuses to sit back on the reputation of her sisters. I'm sure it helped but what she did with it was up to her. And whatever she's doing, I think she's doing it right!

Anyone else loving Kendall? 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go: Review

Hello, hello. A few months back my beloved Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation ran out and being a student I had to search for a more reasonably priced replacement. I had heard good things about Rimmel's Wake Me Up Concealer so I opted for the Wake Me Up Foundation. So what do I think? Read on to find out! 

Firstly, coming in at a brilliant £8.99 this foundation caught my eye in Boots. I think I actually got mine for £7.99 on a deal a while back; Boots are so great with deals keep your eyes peeled folks. And for the price this product is most definitely worth it! It gives my skin great coverage and hides any blemishes or dark eye circles. However, it is quite thick so I would not recommend this product for oily skin. It would be too heavy I think, but for dry skin like mine it works a treat! 

The foundation also has a little shimmery glitter in it, it is not noticeable at all on the face but once I've finished applying it I can often see my hand shimmering! This adds a really lovely effect that gives your face a natural glow. On the packaging the foundation is actually labelled as leaving a 'radiant glow' and has a 'anti-fatigue effect'. Hence, the name! In terms of packaging I have two words: simple and stylish.  

I have the shade Ivory (100) although sadly this is probably a tiny bit dark for my skin. It does the job fine and will be great in the summer months. But for now, I will have to be very aware of tide lines. This is of course not a fault of the products. Instead, it is down to my bad judgement under florescent lights, along with tiredness. 

Overall, I feel this is a brilliant foundation, especially if you are on a budget. I would definitely recommend. Just be aware if you have oily skin and chose you shade wisely! (Unlike me). 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014



Recently, I was very sad to find that two of my make up staples ran out. Whilst it was a depressing moment I decided to share these empties with you because they are two products I swear by. 

Firstly, I finished the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, I have the light shade of Warm Ivory. This fountain is gorgeous and I have used it for, what must be, nearly 3 years now! It applies incredibly smoothly and isn't too thick, when applied correctly you can't tell you've got a layer of foundation on. Plus, because it isn't too thick it means it doesn't give you spots or clog your pores. It doesn't require much to provide you with a full face of make up, a couple of squirts and you're good to go! These last me roughly 6 months which I think is incredibly impressive! Baring in mind I use it allllll the time!

And the second item I had to bid farewell to was the Bobbi Brown (can you tell I'm a fan?) Sheer Finish Pressed Powder. Another lovely product that leaves you with a smooth, flawless finish. I had the shade Pale Yellow 1. This power covered any areas of shine and greasiness and provided a very smooth finish. The final effect is usually quite matte so if you like more of a glow perhaps this isn't for you. 

Both products are quite pricey but last at least 6 months, so they are definitely worth the money! 
What have you finished recently?


Sunday, 30 November 2014

Miracle Concealer!


Now, I have incredibly dry skin so I rarely get spots. But when I do, man do they hit hard. I have had a recurring spot on my chin for a couple of months now. It seems to peer out when I'm stressed or really DON'T need a spot on my chin. However, I have discovered a miracle concealer!! Hallelujah!

The Benefit Boi-ing concealer has become my new partner in crime for fighting spots. Just run your finger (or brush) over the concealer and apply to your spot. This concealer is industrial strength so it's quite thick in comparison, to say, a liquid concealer. Due to this I would not advise caking it on your skin because this may do more damage than good. Damage is a dramatic word but you catch my drift!  However, the positive of it being industrial strength is that it really covers spots or even dark patches and blemishes. I love it because when I apply it to a spot it not only covers the spot but the redness in the surrounding areas too. And it stays fixed for a day, you won't find yourself running backwards and forwards to the bathroom to reapply. 

I have the colour 01 Light/Ivory because I have very pale skin. The colours go right up to 05 which is more suitable for a darker skin tone. 

On Benefit's website the product is priced at £17.50 but at many department stores you can get it for around £15.75. Which may seem a little expensive but the concealer will last you a good few months.

All in all it's a fantastic heavy duty concealer that I would definitely recommend. What are your favourite concealers? 


Sunday, 23 November 2014

New Look Haul


This isn't a massive haul but I went to New Look recently and got a few gorgeous winter pieces that I wanted to share! 

Sorry the clothes aren't on me but hopefully you will get the just of each item.

The first is a beautiful, sheer, floral shirt. It's black with an oriental flower design covering it. The sleeves are full length and the blouse probably sits just above my bum. It could be worn casual with a pair of black jeans and pumps. Or, you could dress it up for an evening with a pair of disco pants and a fitted blazer. I adore blouses so I just know I will be living in this over the festive period. This was £19.99 which I thought was a very reasonable price. 

The next item I picked up was this gorgeous tartan dress. I love this dress because not only is it super comfortable it is so wintery. The sleeves sit just above my elbow and the dress is about mid-thigh in length. The waist is also slightly fitted. The tartan pattern is so festive and at just £19.99 it's the perfect dress for Christmas day!

Finally, I got a simple black polo neck. I haven't owned a polo neck in years but recently they've made a return in fashion. I thought this would be perfect with a patterned skirt. It's a simple item but a winter staple. This was just £9.99 - an absolute bargain!

I know there are only a few bits and pieces there but I hope you liked hearing about them! New Look is such a great shop for cheap but gorgeous winter pieces.

What items have you bought recently? 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Perfect Sunday Candle

I don't know about you but today I have certainly begun to feel the Autumn chill. Personally, I love Autumn. I love everything about it. And I have discovered a candle that is absolutely perfect to burn on a cold, autumnal morning. Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick has become one of my favourite candles ever. It has such a gorgeous smell. It reminds me of all things Autumn. Also, the cinnamon really reminds me of Christmas. It is such a cosy candle and definitely adds warmth to a room. 

What is your favourite candle to burn on a cold Sunday afternoon? 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Simple Smokey Eye Tutorial - Purple / Blue

Hello everyone, now I am by nooooo means an expert at make up. But, it is something that I absolutely adore. As a result I really like experimenting with new styles and looks. I've decided to share this purple / blue smokey eye look that I experimented with the other day. It's a really really simple and easy look to create. It's great to wear in the day to spice up your make up, or you could make it even darker and rock it for a night out. The choice is yours! Whichever you decided, I hope you enjoy this tutorial. 

Disclaimer: I am not a make up artist or by an means amazing at make up this is just a look I decided to share with you for fun. I hope you like it but it's not perfect so please don't judge!

You Will Need:

-An angle eye shadow brush
-A white eye shadow
-A light purple eye shadow
-A blue eye shadow
-Black eye liner
-Benefit eye bright or a similar product (white eye liner) 

 Step One : Using your angle brush apply your white eye shadow all over the lid of your eye as a base. I am using Bobbi Brown's Angle Eye Shadow Brush and Estee Lauder's eye shadow Sugar Cube 30 in Satin from their Deluxe Eye Shadow Compact. 

Step Two: Take your light purple and apply it to the corner of your lid and in the crease. Only take it in the crease until just under the highest point of your brow. I'm using the lilac shade from an incredibly old M&S compact! 

Step Three: Take your dark blue and apply it at the corner of your lid and a little along the bottom of your eye lid. I didn't apply too much dark blue in fear of looking like I was emerging from a fight with a black eye. So firstly, I added a little and blended it with the lilac shadow to create a lovely purple shade and then just continued to apply it till I was happy with the colour. The dark blue I used was again from Estee Lauder's Deluxe Eye Shadow Compact (this is such a great palette it has so many amazing colours). I used Nocturnal Blue 68 in Satin. 

Step Four: Take your black eye liner and apply a thin layer just underneath your eye lashes. If you want you could add a bit to your lid if you were going for a more evening appropriate look. My black eye liner is a crayon by Lancome it is Le Crayon Khol in Noir. Then take Benefit's Eye Bright and applied it just around the edges of my tear duct. This is great because it brightens your eye and gives your eyes a more feline shape. 

Step Five: No look is complete without mascara. I am currently loving Rimmel's Scandal Eyes in 003 Extreme Black. Don't be put off by the tacky packaging it's a great product. 

And there you have it! A purpley/blue smokey eye, a fresh look for during the day. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and let me know if you would like to see more things like this!