Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Spring Beauty Wishlist

Hello lovely people! I hope you're fully embracing the sun? I've done a little clothes shopping recently (haul to come soon) but i've been neglecting my poor beauty products so i've made a little wish list of all beauty things related that i'm lusting after...

Sorry for the short posts, i'm still hating on my assignments right now! Not long to go, woo!


Saturday, 27 April 2013

Real Techniques Core Collection

Hello lovely people! A few weeks ago I bought the Real Techniques Core Collection set. I've been wanting some new brushes for a while now but couldn't decide which ones. Until I saw these on Amazon for £14.99 I instantly bought them and even managed to get 5% NUS off too which meant I paid £13.77 for these bad boys.

They come with this lovely case too which is perfect for me when i'm travelling to and from uni and home. They are honestly the softest brushes I have ever used.

I've been using these now for around two and a bit weeks and I can really tell the difference when I haven't used them. If i'm in a rush I tend to apply foundation with my fingers but I can really tell that the foundation hasn't been buffed into my skin. I use the blending brush (far right) to apply my foundation, the pointed foundation brush (far left) to apply concealer under my eyes and around my nose. The contour brush I use to apply cream blush and bronzer and then finally i use the detailer brusher to apply my concealer and to then fill in my brows!

I absolutely love this collection and would recommend it to any one. You can find them here however, they have gone up to about £19.99 but they are £21.99 in Boots I think too.

Have you tried these brushes? 


Friday, 19 April 2013

Style Icon #02

Meet and fall in love with the wardrobe of Annasophia Robb! If you don't recognise this lady then you've been missing out. I started watching The Carrie Diaries at the end of last week and my god am I addicted! It's a prequel to Sex and the City and this girl above ^^ is Carrie Bradshaw at 17 in the 80's. Her amazing wardrobe in the show made me google the actress herself and boy I wasn't disappointed. She has the best casual wardrobe as well as the more dressy types. I absolutely love the blue outfit, so on trend for Spring.

She also appeared in Teen Vogue rocking the monochrome trend. I honestly don't think this girl can do any wrong. Seriously I urge you to google her, you'll be so jealous of her style and pretty darn inspired I hope.

Whose style are you currently loving? Do you like this kind of post?


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Big Beauty Haul

Hello lovely people, I hope you're okay!? So i've been a bit naughty recently and have been spending a little too much time in Boots or Superdrug. I'm slowly becoming obsessed with lipstick and have recently bought so many different colours, so I thought i'd share all the pieces i've bought with since about the beginning of April.

I picked these nail varnishes up from B&M of all places, I didn't even realise they did nail varnish. I love the colours and think they are perfect for spring and best of all they cost me £1.49 each! One issue is that you need about three coats but that isn't a problem as long as you have time to paint them properly. The blue shade is called dance and the orangey peach is called disco. I would definitely recommend these to you.

These are what I picked up in Superdrug yesterday. The Miss Sporty brand had an offer on where if you spent £3 on makeup you got a free nail varnish, clearly an offer I couldn't refuse. So I got this lovely coral coloured lip stick in shade 059 I Poke. I absolutely love Miss Sporty lipsticks, the smell is literally amazing. It was something like £1.99 which is so so good for this product. I then couldn't decide what else I wanted but knew I was running low on my Collection concealer so I decided on this one in shade light. I'll give this ago and let you know. Which means I got a long lasting miss sporty nail varnish in a deep purpley, plum colour. It doesn't have a name but the number 21 is on the bottom and it's a really lovely colour. I've got it on right now and you could probably get away with one coat but I thought I might as well do it twice.

The next two pictures show me taking full advantage of Boots 3 for 2, I needed a few bits and pieces and i'm pretty darn pleased with what I got. Firstly I picked up the Revlon photoready foundation, this is lovely. It's quite pale which is good for me and offers a pretty good coverage too. Next was the miss sporty tan oh so fine bronzer in 001 sun kissed, this is a perfect bronzer as it isn't too dark and is easy to blend in. I'm pretty pleased with this too. I also picked up a white eyeliner from Natural Collection. I will definitely be using this more in summer to brighten and open my eyes.

Again another Boots 3 for 2, probably my favourite one. First up is the Collection lock 'n' hold lipgloss in Break Dance 4. It's a kind of corally pink colour which I really like. It says that it lasts for up to 6 hours however this isn't the case although I do still really like it. I then bought a Rimmel 1000 kisses lip tint in 600 carry on cherry, I like how dark this and how well it actually stays on. I really like this product. Last but not least from Boots is perhaps my favourite thing! This Collection lasting colour lipstick in shade 2 Pink Shock. Honestly, this is the brightest shade ever, the picture doesn't do it any justice at all. It reminds me of Barbie, I think I was wearing it in my latest OOTD post if you want a look but i'll probably post a full review on this soon.

Finally from Ebay I picked up this wet 'n' wild lipstick in the shade sugar plum fairy. This was something stupid like £1.69 and is supposed to be a dupe for the Mac rebel lipstick shade. This is a bit darker then I imagined so I don't think i'll be wearing it much in the spring as I like to go for brighter, lighter colours but I will be wearing this all through Autumn probably. It's a brown colour which I don't have any of so it's a nice shade to add to my ever growing collection.

I also gave in to temptation and purchased the Topshop joni jeans. They are without doubt the nicest, comfiest jeans I have ever had. They fit perfectly and i'm literally in love. They are well worth the money even though I did feel a bit sick at the till when I handed over £32.40 for some jeans ha!

What beauty bits have you been buying? Do you love the joni jeans?


Monday, 8 April 2013

00TD #17

Jacket - Topshop
Tshirt - Primark
Jeans - New Look
Shoes -  Johnathan James
Satchel - La Moda
Necklace - Miss Geekay

Just a simple outfit post for you today. Sorry i've been lacking on my blogging at the minute. I spent a lovely couple of days in Wales last week meeting my new baby nephew (who is perfect) and now it is back to uni and assignments. I've managed to do a few assignments and have a little break but now it's back with a vengence. I took these pictures to show off my bag, (beautiful isn't it?) so i'm not fully ready hence the messy hair.

Anyway my break is over. How are your assignments going? Did you enjoy your Easter?


Saturday, 6 April 2013

NOTD #02

Hi guys, Sorry I haven't blogged for a while I've been visiting some family in Wales and visiting my beautiful new nephew, who by the way is perfect! Today I thought i'd show you the nails that i'm currently rocking and give you a kind of tutorial on how i've done them. Firstly I bought a pack of false nails from Home Bargains, they were £1.99 and the glue is incredible, they last for so long. The brand is Star Nails if anyone is interested.

I started by sticking the nails on using the glue, the tips have numbers on to make it easy to get nails for both hands.
 Firstly I remove all existing nail polish and give them a clean.
I then push my cuticles down and then apply the nail. I tend to press them down for around 10 seconds.
 I then stuck some tape around the top of the nails (I realise now that it would have been 10x easier to do this before I stuck the nails on) completely covering the white tips.
Using my Collection 'neon art' nail varnish I painted the remainder of the nail.
Please please please leave the tape on for quite a while to make sure the nail varnish is completely dry otherwise it will start to peel off.
Then remove the tape after it is definitely dry and there you go!

I like the neon pink as it's a kind of spring twist on a traditional manicure, here is the result...

How are you having your nails for spring? Do you like false nails?


Monday, 1 April 2013

March Favourites

Hi guys, so as it's the end of the month i've got my favourites for you. I've not really used a lot of things this month as i've been buying new things which the majority will probably appear in next months post but here are my few bits and pieces...

St Moritz instant lotion
I've had this for so long but as I hardly ever use it it's lasted me. I only really use this when i'm going out for a special occasion but because of the rubbish weather i've been using this a lot this month to cheer myself up. This isn't a really dark tan so I start applying it a couple of days before and then build it up. I apply it with my tanning mitt and it never streaks. This was around £1.99 and I will definitely be repurchasing.

Lee Stafford hair growth treatment
I've wanted this for a while as i'm trying to grow my hair very unsuccessfully. My sister got me a Boots gift card for my birthday so that was the perfect excuse to splash out (£7.99 on hair products is splashing out for me). I've been using this every time I wash my hair and i'm starting to see differences. More with the condition of my hair than the actually growth but it all helps in the long run. My hair feels fuller and thicker and a damn sight healthier than it has in a long while.

Make up brush
I've been after a set of makeup brushes for a while but a few weeks ago I popped into my sisters room for a little nosey and found a big bag of make up brushes. This one is perfect for applying cream blush which i'm loving at the moment. It doesn't have a name though unfortunately but it is bloody good.

Cocoa Butter Vaseline
Everyone loves Vaseline! I keep this in my handbag and use it throughout the day, it is ideal for winter as my lips get really chapped. I usually put this on before I apply lipstick too to which makes my lips feel better. I love the smell of this one more than normal vaseline which reminds me of something mechanics use, I don't know why.

Sheer cover make up brush
Again another find from my sister, oops! I've been using this brush to apply my powder, it has such a soft brush which I really like. None of the bristles ever fall out which is brilliant as that really bugs me. I keep this in my handbag to adjust my makeup so it's quite small and compact but really does the job.

What have you been loving this month?

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