Thursday, 16 October 2014

5 MINUTE DRUGSTORE MAKE-UP





My mornings are a constant battle between wanting to stay in bed and attempting to get up earlier so I look half decent for the uni day ahead. Unfortunately, usually the former wins, however I’m beginning to compromise between the two and get that five minute effortless routine perfected. I still miss out a few steps that some would consider vital, and by 5 o’clock I’m still groaning that I look a mess, but we’re definitely getting there slowly.

I keep my base really simple with my Bourjois CC Cream, this is a bit of a staple when it comes to make-up posts on my blog but I genuinely don’t think I could live without it. It provides enough coverage that I don’t need to spend a good ten minutes blending and concealing, so the Lasting Perfection is kept in the drawer in the morning. I finish off with a light swish of Sleek Blush in ‘Rose Gold’ which adds a nice rosy glow.

Next up are brows, my constant battle in life (thanks Dad for their sparseness) I usually can’t be bothered pencilling them in the mornings so I just brush them through with my Rimmel ‘Brow this Way’ in Light Blonde. I hated this when I first bought it as the brush is waaay too big for my little brows, but now I’ve learnt just to wipe off excess it’s a real saviour in the morning. For eyes is another Rimmel product, this time it’s a shadow in the shade ‘Smokey Quartz.’ It’s not the most pigmented eye shadow in the world, which would usually get a thumbs down in my books, but for everyday wear a subtle bit of colour is just what you want. For mascara it’s obviously going to be my holy grail Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof ; one coat usually suffices for everyday, natural looking lashes.

Finally is my current favourite lip colour Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in ‘Birthday Suit’ it’s the ultimate Kylie Jenner/90’s brown which is really at the moment. I’m still not entirely sure it suits me but who cares? I’m too in love with the shade. If you would like a more in depth review on these lip creams, click here.





Monday, 6 October 2014

OUTFITS OF THE WEEK #1


Seeing as I started my final (!!) year of university a couple of weeks back I thought I’d do my first outfit post documenting some of the things I like to wear for class. As you can probably tell I love monochrome right now. I never used to make an effort for lectures because I’m a humanities student and usually only had an hour or so a day and then I’d come straight home, however as this year is really important I’m trying to make an effort be in at least 10-5 so my outfit choices are a little more jazzier, whilst still remaining comfortable. I’ve downsized my wardrobe a lot so I tend to ‘recycle’ key pieces for that perfect ‘capsule wardrobe’ effect. Not sure I’ve quite nailed it yet though!

Outfit 1: Primark Hoodie// Hearts and Bows via Ark smock dress//Nike Internationalist Trainers

Outfit 2: Primark Duster Cardigan // H&M T-shirt// Topshop Jamie Jeans// Primark Shoes//Primark Necklace

Outfit 3: Primark Coat// Select Jumper//Primark Necklace//Topshop Jamie Jeans//Nike Internationalist Trainers

Outfit 4: Primark Duster Cardigan// H&M T-shirt//Topshop Jamie Jeans//Primark Shoes

Monday, 22 September 2014

A HAIR CHANGE

























New term, new me.  It’s something most of us students tell ourselves every September.  This year is my fourth and final year of university, so I’m *hoping* I can stick to it. First step was my biannual haircut…

Sunday, 31 August 2014

AUGUST FAVOURITES

































Today I’m finally joining the monthly favourites bandwagon! Truth be told I don’t have a ton of products to show as I tend to use the same things over and over again and I just couldn’t be assed with make-up when I was travelling earlier in the month. However I have found some new gems and a couple of oldies so thought I’d share.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

SKINCARE WISHLIST










I’m not going to lie; I’m not exactly a skincare junkie. I always insist on taking off my make-up properly before bed no matter what state I’m in but other than that I just follow a very simple cleanse-tone-moisturise routine. No fancy gels or treatments in sight. However, it seems a lot of my most read blogs are on the other end of the spectrum and the skincare love is beginning to rub off on me just a little bit. So here’s a line up of the products I’m currently coveting. Some of these I'm ashamed to admit I've never tried and most of them are totally out of my price range but a girl can dream, right?



Have you tried any of these products? What’s on your current wish list?

Thursday, 21 August 2014

SHOPPING THE STASH #1































I’ve been desperate to go on a shopping spree recently. Unfortunately due to travelling, housing deposits and summer rent I’m far too poor (anyone else counting down the seconds ‘til student loan arrives?) Anyway I was having a massive make-up collection and wardrobe clear out the other day, inspired by Anna’s videos and came across some old gems, so thought I’d do a ‘shopping my stash post.’