Thursday, 16 October 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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.’