Monday, 19 October 2015

Benefit Haul


So a few weeks ago I went into Debenhams to 'have a look' at the benefit counter as its always so pretty and I wanted to have a nosey at the new Air Patrol eye BB cream and who knew, I ended up walking out £46 poorer!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

'Parisian Chic with a little Manchester Street Style'


I shall first start off by apologising for being a little MIA recently, I've just been getting back into the swing of uni life (second year is tough!), meeting new friends and catching up with old ones, BUT take a moment... I actually have a fashion post for you! I thought I'd share this gorgeous top with you guys...because it is simply stunning! 

Thursday, 24 September 2015

New Makeup Setup

Recently I moved into my new uni flat and it is literally a bloggers dream! White IKEA furniture and fairylights everywhere! But I thought I'd show you my new makeup set up as I am so pleased with it! 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Wake Me Up vs Match Perfection


Rimmel seem to be quite well known for their foundations, I feel like they're comparible or even better than some high end foundations- and we need to get past the assumption that higher cost equals better quality because that isn't always the case so here's a run down of my two favourite drug store foundations. 

Monday, 14 September 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015

What I've Been Loving This Month

Okay this post is super late, we are kinda already two weeks into September- how crazy?! BUT, I do still want to do a summary of what I have been loving this month! 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

FOTD- Red Lips

"I've got that red lip classic thing that you like"... I couldn't wear red lipstick and not quote T Swift...right?!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

FOTD: Neutral Smokey Eye ft Fleur De Force's Lashes

Another Face of the Day today! I was particularly happy with this look and was almost gutted I didn't have any where to wear it to (Let's be serious, I was gutted!)

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Monday, 31 August 2015

'FOMD' (Face Of Most Days)

Hello Everybody! I thought I'd do a little 'Everyday FOTD' as at the moment this appears to be my 'go-to' look, obviously I change around my eyeshadows a little bit but the bulk of the products I've been using have been very similar recently- so boring I know! Maybe I just need more makeup...or maybe thats just another excuse! 

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

To Prime or not to Prime?



I feel like primers are the Kanye Wests of the makeup world... you either love them or hate them. I for one, love primers (as you can probably tell!) they are super helpful in increasing the staying power of foundations and eye shadow, there are many different types of primers which do many different things, so I thought I'd run through some of my most used ones. 

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Summer Freebees!

 Anyone else that summer is always a great time for magazine freebees and sometimes only buys the magazine for the gifts?! ME TOO! 

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

M&M/Oreo squares




Ladies & Gentlemen, if heaven was in food form, this would be it, these little gems of sweetness are to die for... I found this recipe online and it said it was perfect for using up old ingredients, part of that I agree with- the flour and butter part, but not so much the chocolate part. Anyone who knows me will know that I would never have 'spare' chocolate and cookies just lying around, it just wouldn't happen! But these looked too good not to bake, and they taste AMAZING! 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

My New Favourite Cafe?


 I'm sorry but how gorgeous is the front of this cafe?! Hidden away in the heart of Nottingham is one of the sweetest, more gorgeous little independent cafes I have come across yet! It's so cute!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Make Up Basics!


This post may be super useful for those of you just starting out with makeup or if you want some ideas of makeup to pack for a weekend away, these are all drugstore products which I would say make up the perfect basics kit. All of which are under £10.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Staying on the Grounds of Hogwarts?!



Regardless of how good the uni social life is, sometimes a much needed break is in order, so the other weekend I swapped the buzzing uni halls for a tranquil weekend away with my family. Obviously being a student, I don't see my parents all that much so they came up to visit and we all stayed on the grounds of Newstead Abbey. 

Friday, 27 February 2015

February Favourites


It feels like I'm writing 'monthly favourite' posts all the time- time is going scarily fast! Anyways; here are a couple of things- makeup and life things that I have been loving this month! I thought I'd mix it up a bit and combine some more 'lifey' things

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

What's On My Face Today (Drugstore Edition)


Today was quite a lazy day, just doing odd jobs around the flat so I went for quite a minimalistic makeup look and thought I'd share with you my go to products for a day like this. 

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Have Cats Taken Over My Life?!


Anyone who knows me well or closely follows my social media sites (Instagram, Twitter) will know that I love cats... I feel like there isn't really a way I can write down how much I LOVE cats... safe to say I am a cat person, perhaps even a 'crazy cat person!' SO this post features a few ways to know if you're on the way to becoming a crazy cat person (Unfortunately I think I'm already there). 

Friday, 20 February 2015

What's On My Face Today (Higher End Edition)



I have decided to write a WOMF Higher end edition as I did a drugstore edition the other day so thought I'd show the products I may wear if I'm really making an effort or going on an evening out or something.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Stila After Glow Lip Crayons


I have a feeling I may have mentioned these lip crayons before but Oh My Goodness I have fallen back in love with them! If you are someone who really can't be bothered with the 'faff' of lipstick and lipliners then these are perfect! 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

15 Things Girls with Curly/Thick Hair will Relate To


Over the last few years my hair has gotten super curly and so I thought I would compile a list of the problems encountered by girls with thick or curly hair on a daily basis!

Friday, 13 February 2015

Products Perfect for Valentines Day


So Valentines Day is tomorrow and whether you're going on a date with that special someone or just hanging with your friends on Valentines day these makeup goodies are gorgeous for a 'date night' look. There is most definitely a pink theme going on here, and they can either all be worn together or just a few of these products to create a gorgeous, subtle date night look.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

POREfessional


Let's just begin by saying... the packaging of this primer is adorable! I love how Benefit design their packaging as it's quite different to many high-end brands.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Make up- Must have



If anyone ever asks me to recommend an eye primer... the Urban Decay Primer Potion is the one I'd recommend instantly...
I absolutely LOVE this primer and am yet to find another which is up to the standard of Urban Decay's. To me if someone said 'Urban Decay' I'd automatically think of the Naked Palettes and this primer as they seem to be the iconic products of Urban Decay.

*confession time* - there have been a number of occasions where I have left my makeup on all night and woken up and rushed out with still flawless eyeshadow from the night before...all because of this little gem which genuinely keeps eyeshadow looking amazing/fresh/non-smudged for about 24 hours.  You are probably all judging me know for not removing my makeup occasionally but... we've all done it, right?!
The other great thing is that the nozzle (is that what it's called??) is really thin, so you don't end up wasting loads of product, in this case, a little goes a long way which means it lasts for absolutely ages. I've had the sample testers for months before I needed to actually get a full sized tube.


 There are a number of different versions of this, these include Sin which gives a metallic finish, Eden which is a matte, nude colour and the Original which is just a clear primer. Personally, I prefer Original simply because it keeps my eyeshadow on all day/night and gives a really nice finish to my makeup. This primer can be bought online or from department stores such as Debenhams for around £16, which is a really good price considering how long it lasts and the quality of the product. A MASSIVE thumbs up from me for this product! 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Updated Skin Care Regime



I'm pretty sure years ago I wrote a post on the products I use on my skin; and to be really honest, I doubt my routine has changed a lot more from there, BUT; if you're new to my blog... then this may be of interest! 

Friday, 30 January 2015

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

MAC 188 Brush


Before I even get into this post, I am sorry for the state of this brush... I am the WORST at cleaning brushes, but I guess now you know I really have used this brush well before reviewing it!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Healthy Meals on a Budget


As a student, it's so tempting to just eat takeaways and at the SU the entire time but I would really miss fresh food if I did that (sad I know!) but also eating healthily can be beneficial for your skin and health, so I thought I would compile a few example meals/snacks which can be made on a budget but are healthy and tasty! 

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Ten Things Every Fresher Can Relate To...


 I thought I would kick-start this new weekly feature with a couple of things I have learnt whilst being a Fresher, that most freshers will be able to relate to... so grab a cuppa as it's a long one!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Yes... Another Nude Palette


When I ordered this palette, I wasn't sure whether another nude palette was a little too much, considering I completed my Urban Decay Naked Palette collection last year. But, none the less I ignored the angel in my head and purchased the MAC warm neutrals palette regardless. Some may say I don't need that many neutral eyeshadows, but in this case, I shall disagree.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Cleaning your Brushes on a Budget

If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know two things 1) I am so bad at cleaning my brushes and 2) I am a uni student (so on a budget). 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

My Favourite Highlighter?


Aaah just look how dreamy this highlighter is... yes I finally got my hands on a MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter and am in love. 

Sunday, 4 January 2015

"If You'll Look Back in Ten Years and Laugh About It... It's Not Worth Worrying About"

After catching up on numerous tv shows this evening, I am now sat here at 2am thinking about the year (don't worry I haven't broken my new years resolutions already) but just about how far I have come, emotionally, from this time a few years ago... or even last year; in a cheesy kind of way, I am proud of myself. I have a really personal blog post which has been sat in my drafts for honestly a year now, which I have never had the courage to publish- simply because of a fear of people's reactions and judgements. But I feel like now I want to take a different 'spin' on the topic and make it a far more positive post because to me, that reflects where I am now, a lot better.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Hello January...

(photo from tumblr) 

This post is very very late, I know New Years Day has been and gone, which is terrifying in itself as to how fast time is going! This isn't going to be a 'New Year, New Me' post because they annoy the poo out of me (but that's just me!) but I just thought I'd share some new years resolutions in the hope that maybe it helps me to stick to them!

Friday, 2 January 2015

"Brows are Like Sisters Not Twins"


"Brows are like sisters not twins" may be the motto that saves me from shaving off all my eyebrows every morning out of frustration.