Hey Lovelies, how are we all? Sorry I haven’t blogged in ages. Since getting back from holiday I’ve just been a bit distant from my blog. And there is nothing worse than forcing blog posts. So I’ve been keeping track of any ideas I have had and am now ready to get back to it. I have been posting to Instagram so I haven’t been completely gone.
GOSH VELVET TOUCH LIPSTICK
Today I’m kick starting my month break with some new beauty products. Lets start with this GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick in the colour Nougat. Wow, what a really fab lippy. I have quite thin lips so I often shy away from wearing lippy and head towards a gloss, but this dusk pink nude is so nice. I have to admit I have a similar shade lipstick from Loreal, but this one is so smooth and as the name suggests, velvety! It is an A/W make up staple for me, its dark enough to not look odd against my pale-ish skin.
No7 INSTANT RADIANCE
I love love love to highlight and contour. Not as extreme as Kim K but I like to look a bit bronzed and shimmery. These No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter and Bronzing Highlighter are perfect for summer skin and winter skin. The bronzing highlighter is great for when you have some colour, as it shows it off even more with that summer glow. The highlighter is great for brightening eyes and highlighting above your cheekbones. I use it everyday and the results are always fab. Below you can see what they both look like on my skin tone. Shimmering goodness in a stick!
GOSH 9 SHADES- TO ENJOY IN NEW YORK
I really am a sucker for eye shadow palettes. This muted purple hues one by GOSH is so pretty and girly. I love the look of a purple smokey eye and this palette helps me create the perfect day smokey eye for work! The middle 3 colours are my faves they are so autumnal. For £9.99 in Superdrug I think it’s a really great addition my make up collection which does consist of a lot of Urban Decay. This palette fits in so well with my Naked 3 Palette.
Have you picked up any new beauty products lately? Let me know in the comments below, I’m always stalking the make up isles when I go shopping!
Oh! You can find the whole range of Gosh Cosmetics in Superdrug stores or online >here< (this post isn’t sponsored I just really love finding new beauty products).
Hey Lovelies, I have been growing my hair for so long now, with the aim of having dreamy mermaid hair. Well the dream is over, my hair was a great length but was all tatty and a mess to be honest, I tried my best to make it look nice. But in the end it was just hanging there not doing a lot. I decided to go and get it refreshed. I used to go to Toni & Guy all the time, so I thought it would be best to go there again. I knew I didn’t want to go crazy short, but to me the length I now have it it of course so much shorter than before. And my hair feels so much better for it. I showed Josh my hairdresser a selection of hair inspo photos and he really listened to what I wanted and what my hair is like. The blunt cut is so clean and neat, it has really given my hair a new lease of life. I am now debating getting my dip dye redone or just going for a whole new colour. But that will have to wait till after my holiday. Josh used Label M Sea Salt spray to give it some choppy texture after straightening it. Luckily I have some Label M products already so I can recreate the look myself.
Have any of you ever gone for a hair cut and been truly happy with the result like me? Isn’t it the greatest.
FYI this is the last post for a week anyway that is not scheduled. I will be off on my holiday to Tenerife. I have some posts scheduled for you, and I will be updating my Instagram throughout the week anyway :)
Hey Lovelies, after a long amount of time I finally caved and purchased an Urban Decay Naked Palette. I own the Smoked Palette already but was looking for something with some pinky hues which I just love the look of. It was quite difficult to choose between the 3 palettes as I LOVE the gun metal grey from the first palette, but in the end I thought, go for it, get the more girly colours, it’s not all about the smokey eye! (It is though). I can honestly say I’ve never owned an eyeshadow palette before, like this one, with such a vast amount of shadows. It also comes with a double ended brush, one for the lid and the other end a fluffy brush for the crease and all that blending! I forgot to photograph something else it comes with, 4 mini sachet type squishy things that have a sample of all 4 of the primer potions.
Now its time for some swatches!! As you can see I’m a bit like a ghost/zombie without all that eating brains business. Just look at all those pinky/neutral hues. My fave combo so far is LIMIT and NOONER, which are the 2 matt effect shadows, I do like shimmery eyes, but its nice to mix things up a bit. I’m gonna be brave and do some kind of get ready with me post soon, where I can feature these gorgeous shadows in more detail. You might have to wait until I get my eyebrows done though! Some serious caterpillar action is happening at the moment.
I’ve been using STRANGE as a highlighter, just a small amount on the inner part of my eye lid, gives a nice “I’m awake” kinda look, which is very useful seeing that I’m normally doing my make up around 6am!
Have you got any of the Naked Palettes? Do you have a favourite combo that would be worth a try? I’d love to know in the comments below.
Hey Lovelies, I can’t say I am one of those girls who has lots and lots of different perfumes, I pretty much stick to what I like! I am however going to get a new one at duty free when on holiday! I have 4 fave perfumes, I have no clue how to properly describe them but I thought I’d give it a go! And pair them with their similar shoe partner! Yep, I’m an odd egg!
‘Florabotanica’- Balenciaga, this is such a pretty perfume, as you can guess from the name of it, its full of floral tones. I tend to wear this perfume when going out for a meal or something a little more formal, to me its a ‘grown up’ perfume, which I know sounds silly but it is a little more sophisticated than some.
‘Acquia Di Gioia’- Giorgio Armani, this perfume was a gift, it was in a set with some body lotion and body spray. As you can see I use this one quite a lot, it’s quite a fresh perfume, not too heavy, great for wearing everyday.
‘Gucci Guilty’- Gucci, I have to admit, the advertising for this perfume really got me hooked, well done Gucci marketing! I love Chris Evans aka Captain America and Evan Rachel Wood, BABE! With a Sin City vibe too, I knew I wanted this perfume! Its my going out scent! I feel really confident wearing it, strange I know, but non the less true.
‘Loverdose’- Diesel, my subtly sweet-smelling fragrance, I love this so much. This is a close 2nd most used to the Armani. What else could I pair this sweet but sexy perfume with! Dr Martens of course!
Have you got any of these perfumes? Which one is your favourite? Do you prefer ‘sweet’ or ‘fresh’ fragrances? Let me know in the comments :)
Hey Lovelies, I’m calling this a review but I suppose its more of like a first impression! I picked up Glamour Magazine about a week ago to find it included an Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner. Worth £24, definitely worth a try for only £2, and that’s with the magazine too! Bargain.
I love felt tip pen style eyeliners, I find them easier to create a cat eye or just a precise line. I normally use Maybelline Precise Liner and haven’t strayed from that for a about a year now, its slightly thinner at the tip but does dry out quite quickly I find. But it does the job for me.
Now lets introduce the Eyeko Eyeliner. Wow! I have fallen in love with an eyeliner, I’ve been using it for over a week now, and that’s a long time to stick to a new eyeliner I think. If it can withstand a day being bombarded with steam from a coffee machine and dishwasher and not be smudged all over my eyes then its an okay from me!
But seriously, the pen itself glides so smoothly you are in for a perfect line straight away. It has just the right thickness to create a cat eye with one stroke, all you have to do is joint it up to your eyelid line. I might have to see if there are any magazines left in the shops, as I know they have just resale there August issue. For £2 I might as well stock up on them!
Have you tried Eyeko products before? Did you manage to get any of the other products on offer in Glamour magazine? I’d love to know what you guys thought too.
On my recent visit to Westfield Stratford, I managed to be there the day the new Models Own Bottleshop opened!! Just the whole idea of a shop being shaped like a nail varnish bottle is just too much! All of the girls in there were so friendly and super helpful! One of them had heard of my blog too!! Which for me is like AMAZING! They had a 6 for £20 offer, so I thought I might as well pick up some bits, 3 being the Polish For Tans collection! I also picked up the new Hyper Gel Topcoat which I have tried and it’s freakin good! But I must confess I’ve never had gel nails before so I don’t know what they are supposed to be like but its defo got something more going for it than just a normal topcoat for that something extra. I also got the Matt Topcoat and Express Dry Oil.
Each of the polishes have a fab neon glow to them, which is why they are fab for tans! Even without a tan like me, they give that über pop of colour to any mani! They have a slight matt finish, so for these I added a 1 coat of the Hyper Gel topcoat. I absolutely love Sun Hat! Being a pink girl it’s so bright and fun! Flip Flop for me is the one that is gonna scream out with a tan! ITS SOOOOOO NEON-TASTIC!!! Beach Bag I will most definitely be using to crate some summer nail art, looks like a perfect shade for a sunset ombre. 1 coat did the job in creating an opaque coverage, but I always paint my nails with 2 coats for that extra boldness.
I’d highly recommend these polishes, even if you aren’t planning on getting a tan, they are super bright and super fun! I love Models Own anyway so am excited to experiment with these and I will be doing some nail art using my Matt Effect topcoat soon too!
As a small follow-up to my Katy Perry Concert post, here’s a quick OOTD for that evening! I made a very impulsive purchase the Saturday before the show, this beautiful pastel dip dye wig from CLAIRE’S ACCESSORIES, I went in there to browse at the Katy Perry Prism jewellery collection and saw a blue and a pink wig as a display prop! My Mum and I promptly asked if they were selling them, they weren’t but they did have a couple of other wigs, on being a bob style pink one and the other this beauty! It was £25 but compared to any of the other wigs the quality was so good. On the day of the show I did freak out a bit and almost talked myself out of wearing it, but then I had an idea!!!! Why don’t I (well the Mama) cut a fringe into it, as it was just a very deep side parting and look a little to ’emo’ for me! With a few snips of the scissors in the hotel room, voila!!! My new and improved Katy Perry esq. wig!! I added my TOPSHOP floral crown just to make it a bit more ‘me’! So many people were asking me if it was my actual hair, and that the fringe made it look more realistic! It would be so freakin’ cool to have hair like this!! haha!!
To keep the look bright and colour just like Katy Perry, I wore this beautiful red, black and white floral two piece from NEW LOOK! It is so comfy and flattering, as I do get worried with midi skirts making me look really short! I paired it with my MR SHOES cut out boots and black frilly socks from PRIMARK.