Friday 27 September 2013

My Face #7

My Face #7

This was from the day before I left to come back to uni. I forgot I had taken these photos. Even though these are from a few days ago, I thought I would show you what was on my face that day. I was going to visit my grandparents and boyfriend before coming back to uni..

Face: Estee Lauder Double Wear in Ecra(Got a tester, I'll let you know what I think), MAC Sincere BLush to contour, MAC Soft and Gentle, Topshop Flushed Cream Blush, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1.
Brows: MUA Pro Brow Palette
Eyes: MAC Paint Pot in Eclair, Loreal Superliner Perfect Slim, Benefit They're Real Mascara
Lips: MAC Please Me

Now, I'm back at uni, I'll try keep my posts frequent, but if I don't post for a while, please don't lose hope, I'll be back! :)


Wednesday 25 September 2013

My Face #6

My Face #6

As I said in my last post, I'm back at uni now. The lighting isn't great in my bedroom, I only have two little roof lights, as I have the attic bedroom. So, I'll do my best with photos, but see how it goes. Today I popped into uni. Lectures don't start till next week, but I had a meeting to go to. This is what I wore on my face...

Face: Laura Mercier Silk Creme in Soft Ivory, MAC Sincere Blush as contour, MAC Soft and Gentl Highlighter, Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1
Brows: GOSH Brow Ink
Eyes: Avon Liquid Liner, MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study, Loreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Urban Decay Oz Palette
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple

Hope you're all having a nice week. 


Monday 23 September 2013

What I bought #4

What I Bought #4

I am so excited. I finally got Sheer Glow! I am back at uni now, which means I am just a ten minute train journey to Selfridges, so I took a trip there today.

The first thing I did, obviously, was head to Selfridges. I love the beauty hall, I spent at least half an hour just swatching pretty things and saying, 'just looking thankyou' to anyone who approached me. But I did buy Nars Sheer Glow, a foundation I have been wanting for a while now especially since my skin has cleared up (thanks effaclar duo!) I also bought a pump, just to make my life easier.

Now, Boots. It's currently buy one get one half price on makeup/nails so I allowed myself £15. I bought my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1, and the new Bourjois Bronzing Primer. I'll be interested to see how this works for me, as I simply cannot afford the Chanel one. And, if things couldn't get any better, I only spent just over £12, haha. I have also save £5.62 on my Boots card so next time I'm there I'll be treating myself to a Barry M nail varnish or two. 

Hope you enjoyed this little 'haul'. I'll be doing a review on the Sheer Glow and Bronzing Primer once I have given them a good try.


Tuesday 17 September 2013

What I Bought #3

What I Bought #3

So, I went to Primark. I can't remember where I saw it, but on someones' blog I spotted the most gorgey coat ever, from Primark. As soon as I saw it, I knew Primark was calling again! Obviously I didn't just buy the coat. Here's what else I bought...

The coat is like a Mango coat I wanted last year. I am sooo happy with it! I would recommend going a size down, I bought a 12, I'm usually a 14, but I think I could even get away with a 10 and it would still be oversized. It was £25. I also bought this tartan scarf. I love it, and it was only £4 :) I love how it goes with the scarf! 

I want this pattern of this top on my walls. It's beautiful! It falls really nicely and loosely, and it looks really good with my disco pants! I think it was £6.

Potentially my fave bargain is the bag. It was £7 down from £12! It's the perfect bag for uni, and I love the fact it has shorter handles as well as a longer strap. 

I love the jewellery in Primark, and I was particularly looking out for some midi rings and a chunky necklace. I got both! The chain was £3 and the rings were £1.50 for 8! Crazy Cheap!

Hope you liked this post! I recommend you all go to Primark! Haha :) I would buy so much more but I had to restrain myself! 


Saturday 14 September 2013

My Top 5 Lipsticks

My Top 5 Lipsticks

Sorry I have been a bit non existent on here this past week, I have been working a lot and been very busy. I do have a lot of posts lined up though. I am heading back to uni next Sunday, so I will try to post regularly, but we'll see :)

A while ago (I think it was my second ever post) I showed you my MAC lipstick collection. There is no doubt that MAC lipsticks are my favourite of all time, but I though I would show you my most worn favourite lipsticks across high street and high end. 

L-R: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine, Mac Please Me, Mac Ruby Woo, Revlon Smoked Peach, Clinique Chubby Stick Grandest Grape
MAC Ruby Woo
I love this. I could just leave it at that. This is the perfect matte red for anyone. It lasts all day/night, and I would say I probably wear this at least twice a week. I'm going to put it out there that this is my fave lipstick EVER. 

MAC Please Me
This is also a matte lipstick, so lasts forever, which is a big part of my love for this. I am definitely going to run out of this soon, which makes me sad. It's a lovely baby pink. I like it for days when I want something a bit more natural than a bright in your face colour, but something with a bit more colour than a nude. 

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 17
The most beautiful lipstick. I don't wear this all that often, I like to save if for more special occasions. But, come that occasion, this is guaranteed to be on my lips. I wrote a post solely on this lipstick, so if you're interested in more details, pop on over and have a read :)

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Grandest Grape
I have been loving this during this summer (weird as it's probably more of an autumn/winter pick). I love how moisturising this is on the lips, and how long it lasts. I prefer this to any high street dupes I have tried (the Revlon and Bourjois ones).

Revlon Matte Lipstick in Smoked Peach
This lipstick is pretty much gone. I love it! Matte lipsticks are definitely my favourite finishes purely because they last all day. Revlon lipsticks in general are definitely my favourite on the high street. They have the most beautiful colours, and a range of finishes. I always keep an eye out for the offers so I can buy some more on my ever growing list of Revlon lip products! If you are struggling to justify £15 or more on a high end lippy, go for Revlon, every time :)

L-R: YSL, Mac Please Me, Mac Ruby Woo, Clinique Grandest Grape, Revlon Smoked Peach
What are your favourite and most used lipsticks of all time? Any you would recommend? 

Hope this post was enjoyable, maybe a bit helpful too :)


Saturday 7 September 2013

Best Ever Magazine Freebies

Best Ever Magazine Freebies

I am a sucker for a freebie, as are most of you I'm guessing. Recently, I have bought a good few magazine purely because they include something free that I have been DYING to try. Here's my run down of the best products I have got free...
Clockwise from top: Benefit They're Real, Balance Me Face Wash, Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray

Benefit They're Real Mascara
This was in Elle at the start of summer. I was waiting for the 1st of the month (I think it was May) excitedly for this to come out. Okay, the magazine was £4, which is quite a lot, but when this is worth £9.50 (in Boots) then paying £4 is amazing! This mascara is incredible. This brush is interesting and really makes you discover lashes you never knew were there. If you ever spot this as a freebie again,you have to get it. Or, if you're willing to part with £19.50 for the full size one (and I'm tempted) then buy it!
 Most of you will probably already have seen this, but I thought I would do a close up of the brush for this.

Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash
This was in the Glamour with Jessie J on the front (July/August maybe?) This smells lovely and gives your face a good clean, leaving your skin feeling very very soft. My only issue is that this is 50ml, and I have had this for about 6 weeks, using it every other day, and it's nearly out. I don't know if this is normal for other people, but normally I don't get through skin products this quickly?

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
This was in Elle (the one with Katy Perry). I don't know if it's still in shops or if the new issue is out, but if you spot this, I highly recommend it! This smells of liquorice, holds my curls and fringe in place, and I love it. Another weird love about this is the nozzle. It distributes a good spray of the product rather than one jet spray, which is essential in the packaging if hair products for me.  

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
Oh, how I squealed with excitement when I saw this. Lily Melrose loves this, Essie Button recommended it, and I wanted it! It comes with this months In Style magazine, not usually one of my top mag picks. However, I thought I would try both the magazine and the product out. I am yet the try the product, as I only got it today, but so far, I like In Style. It's the kind of mag that you want to cut out pages from and stick all over your wall. I'll let you all know what I think of this!

If you guys see ANY of these products in a mag for free in the future, get them! I love being able to try high end things out, without having to invest in a full size. And although some of the mags are about £4, I definitely think it's worth it. I don't think I have ever been disappointed with one of these freebies!

What are the best things you've got free in a magazine? 

Hope you've enjoyed this!


Friday 6 September 2013

New Glasses

New Glasses

I'm a contact wearer by day, glasses wearer by evening/when I'm hungover. Haha :) I haven't had new glasses for 2 years, so I was really excited to get new ones. I am one of those people who LOVE going to the opticians, it feels like a fun test and at the end of it woo new glasses. (I'm so sad.) I'm pretty short sighted (-4.50). I know some people are a lot worse than this, but I know I cannot see clearly past about half metre, and that's bad enough eyesight for me! 

I picked up my new glasses yesterday, and here they are!

These usually cost £99, but as I am on lensmail for my contacts, they only cost me/my dad £35. I love them so much! I hope you guys think they suit me! Please don't be mean!


Tuesday 3 September 2013

My Face #5 +OOTD

My Face #5 + OOTD

This was the other day, when it was pretty warm. I found this skirt deep in my wardrobe with the things that didn't fit. Since losing some weight, I thought I would try it and I have fallen back in love. (I was obsessed with it during my first year of college, OBSESSED.) I am still loving the MAC Eclair paint pot, it's pretty much not left my eyes for the past couple weeks. I'm also wearing the Revlon Suede Lipstick I posted about last week. I really like it, it's very long lasting and I love the finish. My only issue is that if you apply too much, it goes kind of crumbly on your lips?! But put on the right amount and this stays out for hours and hours!
Top- Primark, Skirt- Zara (3-4 years ago), Necklace- Ebay

Face: MAC Studio Fix mixed with MeMeMe Beat the Blues Highlighter, MAC Blush in Harmony (contour) and Dainty Doll Blush in 001.
Eyebrows: MUA Pro Brow Palette
Eyes: MAC Eclair Paint Pot, Loreal Superliner Perfect Slim, Loreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Rimmel White Pencil Eyeliner
Lips: Revlon Suede Lipstick in Couture

Hope you enjoyed this post. I am gonna find some better ways to show my OOTD but for now you have a slightly blurry photo! 


Monday 2 September 2013

August Faves

August Faves

I have decided I'm going to do a monthly faves, and a 'middle of the month' faves. I don't mix up my routine enough to do weekly favourites, so I thought this would be best. August has FLOWN by. I don't even know where this summer has gone! I haven't done many interesting things really, just relaxed days, bit of uni work here and there, and when it's sunny, some nice walks in the country with the boyf. Here is what I have been particularly enjoying this month. 

Aloe Vera Gel
Glamorous Alert. I have heard this is good for reducing stretch marks, so this month I have been using it on my legs and hips in the hope that this will work. I have to admit, my stretch marks are less obvious and more smooth, RESULT. I wouldn't call this a miracle product, but I you want a cheap alternative to all those 'miracle wonder creams' that cost about a million pounds, try this. 

Bourjois Delice De Poudre Brozing Powder
When I first bought this about a year ago, I thought it was an absolute waste of space. However, recently, I have realised that with a better brush (real techniques contour brush) I actually quite enjoy this. I have been using it as a subtle contour.

Urban Decay Oz Palette (on particular Spell)
This palette is perfect for me. With the exception of the green 'Jealous' colour, I use all the shadows frequently. This month though, I have been enjoying using the gold half of 'Spell' in my inner corner of my eye. It looks really pretty and makes you look more awake. I also like the black half smudged into my lash line as an alternative to liquid liner. 

MAC Studio Fix Foundation & MeMeMe Beat the Blues Highlighter
This month, I hsve been loving the combo of these mixed together. It gives  nice glow to your skin, without looking greasy. This is probably my fave foundation of all time. This highlighter is a dupe for Benefit HighBeam/Moonbeam/Sunbeam. I really really like it. It is a universal highlighting product. I love how, unlike my MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle, you have the choice of mixing it in with your foundation, as well as using it on top of it. Love! :)

These faves aren't particularly interesting this month. I haven't really bought anything that I have tested enough for it to make it into this months faves. Maybe a few of the skincare items in my last post will be in nexts month's. In fact, I'm sure of it :)

What have you guys been loving this month? Any recommendations?
Hope you've enjoyed this post!


Sunday 1 September 2013

What I Bought #2

What I Bought #2

Once again, Boots enticed me in. I honestly cannot go in there without buying something! This is what I bought on my last few trips...

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
This was a repurchase. Since I run out of this stuff, my skin had gone crazy, and big sore spots were returning. This is a skin saviour. I bought it again 3 days ago and already my skin feels softer, less greasy and the spots have died down a lot. This is £13 in Boots, but it's pretty much always out of stock!

Una Brennan Superfacialist Tea Flower Deep Clean Clay Mask
I have read quite a bit about this brand. As I am running out of my LUSH Magnaminty Mask, I thought I would go for a mask. I used this last night, as while I can say I don't think it does overnight miracles, it definitely left my skin feeling softer. I'll get back to you after a few more uses. This is £2 off at the moment. It was £5.99. 

No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser
I had read that this was a dupe for the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. While I haven't tried Liz Earle, I can safely say this is a lovely cleanser, and I feel no need to try Liz Earle's more pricey offering. It comes with a muslin cloth too, which is very useful. This was a repurchase. I owned this around Christmas time, and I didn't repurchase straight away when it run out as I was getting through other cleansers. I'm so glad this is back in my life though! There is a 3 for 2 on No7 skincare at the moment, but I just got this. It was £9.95.

What do you guys think of these skincare saviours? Do you have any recommendations of similar products? If you would like more detailed reviews, just let me know :)