July 31, 2013

Date Night Make-up.

Hello Readers!
I had planned to do my July Favourites post today however my camera was out of charge and I didn't have the charger with me so I could not photograph my products. Then I decided to do either the boyfriend or girlfriend tag video with my boyfriend Chris. We sat down and filmed both today, however they are on his computer and the files are too big to send so none of my post ideas worked today!
So with not much to work with I decided to do a post which I had originally planned for Monday, when my internet connection was down. On Monday evening I went out on a "date night" with my boyfriend, Chris. We went out for a meal and then went to the cinema so I thought I'd make a bit of effort with my appearance since we were doing something special. I quite liked the makeup look I had created so I thought I'd do a post in order to show you all.

As I was doing something special I decided to create a brown / copper smokey eye look but I wanted to use a few metallic, shimmery shades as that's quite a big trend at the moment. This look took a bit of playing around with as I wouldn't say I'm good with eye makeup in the slightest but I'm quite happy with the results.


Apologies for the quality of this image as it is from Instagram, but I thought I'd throw in another image of the entire look and list below what I used to create this make-up look.

-Simple Kind To Skin Moisturiser
- Benefit the Porefessional Primer
- Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in Light Porcelain
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair 1
- Collection Sheer Loose Powder
- Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light
- Dainty Doll Blush in 001 Hippy Shake
- Collection Fix Me Up Setting Spray

- Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Suburbia (All over lid colour)

- Urban Decay Naked Palette;
- A mixture of Toasted and Hustle for the crease and my outer v
- Toasted and Hustle Under the Eyes
-Half Baked on the centre of the eyelid

- Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
- Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara


- Dainty Doll Lipstick in 006 Baby Love
- Benefit Dandelion Lipgloss

So that's it for this post, I hope you don't mind that this post was done on the wrong day. Sorry if the product description seems a bit long winded and complicated to follow also, I used a lot of products and just wanted to explain clearly what was used and where.

Hope you're all well!


July 30, 2013

Makeup Wishlist #1

Hello Everyone!

I'd just like to first of all apologize for my absence, as you may have noticed I haven't posted anything for about 3 days now. My broadband connection went down and has been an absolute nightmare trying to fix. Thankfully, my broadband is now sorted and I can now resume with my daily blog posts. So to start back off with my regular posts, I thought I'd create a make-up wishlist, showing you make-up pieces that I am currently wanting to try. Most of these items are drugstore and are therefore extremely affordable. I personally love drugstore products as they can be just as good, if not better than high end products and I love the fact that because they're cheaper you can get more for your money.
1. theBalm FratBoy Blush - £16
I first saw this blush on EssieButtons June Beauty favourites video and I have fallen in love with it. It's a beautiful pinky, peach colour which is normally the type of colour blush I go for. I love the Benefit-esque packaging and would love to add this to my make-up collection!

2.Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch - £4.99
I love Rimmel London. Their products rarely ever disappoint me and this is just something that really intrigues me. I'm quite into a glowy, dewey make-up look right now so this could be something that I would quite like!
This is a new product from Rimmel so there's not a lot I can say about it for now. This is basically a soft creamy eyeshadow pencil, which should be really easy to blend and hopefully will be super pigmented which it does look from the images. This comes in 5 different shades and there's a few that I'd like to try but I feel like a nude, beige colour would be the best colour to start off with first.

4. theBalm Nude' Tude Eyeshadow Palette - £26
Again this was also featured in EssieButtons June Beauty Favourites and since then I have been lusting after this product. The packaging is beautiful, I love the pin-up girl theme. The eyeshadow names themselves are really amusing and the colours just look fabulous. There's a great range of matt shades and really shimmery ones so you can create a variety of looks with this palette. I personally love the shade "Sexy", it's a beautiful reddish brown shade which I think would compliment hazel eyes wonderfully!

5. Bourjois Lipstick Colour Boost Crayon in Orange Punch - Price Unknown
This is a new product by Bourjois and this is their take on the recent chubby stick craze. I've heard good things about this Lip Crayon, in particular their Peach on the Beach shade. I however, really want to try the Orange Punch colour as I'm really into glossy peachy lip colours right now.

6. Sleek Pout Paint in Lava - £4.99

The Sleek Pout Paints have been out for a little while now and despite really wanting one, I still haven't picked one up yet. I'm desperate to try one of these out, especially the shade Lava as this is a stunning orangey, red colour. These pout paints are extremely pigmented and are definitely good value for money.

7. Bourjois Bronzing Primer - Price Unknown
This is another new product from Bourjois which has been very well hyped! I've heard loads of people say good things about this product so I'm desperate to get my hands on it and see if they hype is true!

8. MUA Sheer Lipgloss in Happy Days - £1
I'm not usually a lipgloss type of person but the colour of this is so lovely that I can't resist it. The lip-glosses I have are all very nude shades so it'd be nice to add this peachy pink shade to my collection and have something a bit different!

That's all for my make-up wishlist. I hope you enjoyed!
If you've tried any of these products out let me know your opinions, I'd love to hear.

Hope you're all well.


*None of these pictures were taken by me*

July 27, 2013

How I'd Style: Pinafores

 Hello Everyone!

Today I shall be showing you how I'd style 4 different pinafores. I'll be showing you how I'd style a denim one, a black one and 2 patterned ones. Unfortunately I do not own all of these pinafores but hopefully in time I could maybe add some similar ones to my wardrobe. I created these looks using Polyvore so some of the pieces I've used are high end, however this was unintentional and you could easily find something similar on the high street.
The first look I've created has quite a grungy edge to it and it features this beautiful denim pinafore dress from Miss Selfridge. This denim pinafore dress has PU leather straps, so to compliment this I decided to pair it with a mesh crop top from Topshop. I then added a pair of black flat form shoes and a black leather back pack which heightens the grungy vibe and makes for a cool and edgy outfit. A pair of round black sunglasses and a vampy lip would definitely help to set this outfit off.


The second outfit is so me! I already have a pinafore and shirt exactly like this so I already know I'd wear this combination for sure. This outfit keeps up with the recent monochrome trend, however the gold accessories and red lipstick help to break it up and make it that little bit less predictable. The black pinafore itself is quite dressy but the bowler hat, flatforms and backpack help to tone it down a bit and give it more of a daytime look.
Look 3 features a floral print which is very popular for Spring / Summer 2013 and that is the daisy print. This outfit is really girly, really cute and is super wearable. This pinafore is currently in the New Look Sale for £9 so if you want it, you better get it fast!

Look 4 features another beautiful printed pinafore which I believe is also from New Look. This outfit has a cute, vintage-esque vibe to it and is just too adorable for words. I think this outfit would be perfect for a picnic, a bike ride, a walk round the woods or just any outdoor activity! It's fun, girly and quite practical at the same time.

So that's it for my post today. Hopefully this has either inspired you with how you could wear a pinafore, or maybe even encouraged you to purchase one if you haven't already! I personally love all these outfits I've created and would happily wear them all if I could only afford to buy all the items!

Let me know what you think of this post in the comments, I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Hope you're all well.

*None of these pictures were taken by me*

July 26, 2013

My Top 5 Summer Lip Products.


Hello My Lovelies!

Today's post will be all about my Top 5 Summer Lip Products. I referred to them as "Lip Products" as I've picked a selection of lip creams, lipsticks and a chubby stick. These are a selection of products that I've personally enjoyed wearing now that we've got some nice weather, some of these are quite bright and others are more sheer but I believe all of them are great for this time of year! On with the post..

1. MUA Power Pout in Justify

If you saw my mini haul a few days ago you would have saw that I had recently picked this up and had already expressed how pleased I was with it. This chubby stick is an orange shade so don't be fooled by this light, sheer swatch. This colour goes on at first like a sheer, lightly coloured gloss, however after a few applications you begin to build up the colour and it intensifies into a really glossy coral colour which is so perfect for this time of year. It looks great on both pale and tanned skin, it's long lasting and as it's a glossy finish it feels very comfortable on the lips.
2. Rimmel Apocalips - Big Bang

I bought this product a few months back and it's become one of my favourite red lip colours. It's honestly the most amazing bright red colour I've come across. This lip stain is so pigmented, you only need to put a tiny bit on the lips to get a really bright red colour, so a little goes a long way with this product. If you apply quite a generous application, not only does the colour intensify but it also builds up a really nice glossy finish so this product is like a lipstick and lipgloss all in one which may not be to everyone's taste but I really love it for this time of year. I will warn you however that I find this product incredibly messy. I always seem to get it all over my hands and all over my teeth and I have no idea why!

3. MAC Coral Bliss Cremesheen Lipstick

This is my only high end lip product in this post and it is one of my favourite lip colours right now. Similar to Justify by MUA, this is another glossy, sheer orange colour however this one is more on the peachy side. Again this looks amazing on pale skin and will probably also suit a lot of other skin tones. I have done a post about my MAC lipsticks before, where you can see how this looks on my lips as the swatch doesn't really do it justice here. As this lipstick is a cremesheen finish, the colour will never come out as intense as it looks in the bullet so please bare that in mind incase you buy this and are disappointed.
4. Manhattan Matte Lip Cream in 53M

This Matte Lip Cream doesn't have a name which is disappointing however it does have a number, 53M. This lip cream is a deep, mauvey pink colour which looks great on both tanned and pale skin. It can be really vibrant once you build it up and is a nice change from the usual expected bright lip colours for this time of year. It's not an in your face Barbie pink at all but it's still incredibly appropriate for the summer.

5. Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Citrus Slice

This lipstick is more of a lip balm than anything as it adds little to almost no colour. It does however add a beautiful glossy shine to the lips which feels really refreshing and comfortable. It looks very subtle yet is still very suited to this time of year. A nice shine to your lips makes your appearance instantly look brighter or at least I think so anyway!
Swatches of all the products.

That's it for today's post! I hope you enjoyed it and maybe it's even inspired you to try some of these products?

Let me know what your favourite summer lip products are or what your thoughts are on any of my picks.

Hope you're all well!


July 25, 2013

Fashion and Beauty Shoot.

Hello Everyone!

I'm back again and with another photography related post. I hope you don't mind 2 photography posts in a row but I had 2 shoots planned this week and I've just been so happy with the outcome of them both that I thought I'd share them on my blog. Plus, because of said shoots, I've not been able to take pictures of anything else for a different post! I'm sure I'll be back tomorrow with something non photography related however.

Today I got to work with a hairdresser called Trixie, who I have worked with on a few shoots now. We teamed up and did a few mini shoots just to add to both of our portfolios. I got to use 2 new models and even did a bit of modelling myself. So here are a few of the images from today's shoot! I've not included any of the ones of me as I obviously didn't take those ones.

That's it for todays post! Let me know what you think of some of these images. I did the makeup on the red haired girl, what do you think? Not too bad considering I'm not too great with makeup.. or at least I think so haha!
Hope you're all well.


July 23, 2013

90's Themed Photoshoot.

Hello Readers!

Today's post is going to be all photography related, so I hope you find this interesting! I did a 90's themed fashion photoshoot early this afternoon with a friend of mine. I've been really loving the 90's trend that seems to be about right now so I thought I'd embrace it and organize a shoot, to show what's on trend and how you can wear some of those classic 90's pieces.
I've had this shoot idea for a few days and thankfully I was able to actually carry out my idea quite quickly. I've been neglecting my camera this summer which is so bad considering photography is something that I really love, so a fashion shoot was the perfect thing to get me excited and in the mood for photography again!

Below is my moodboard which I had created for this shoot when I first came up with the idea of doing a 90's themed fashion photoshoot. I created this on Polyvore which is a great website for making these kind of moodboards. As you can see I've featured many classic 90's pieces, denim dungarees, oversized checkered shirts, scrunchies etc!

So enough with the chit chat, I'm sure you all understand the vibe I was going for with this shoot so here are some of the final, edited images.


So yeah that's all the images that I'm going to share with you all today! Leave me some feedback if you want? What do you think of this 90's trend?

Hope you're all well!


July 22, 2013

Mini Haul #3

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a mini haul for you all. It's been a while since I've done a bit of shopping as I never have any money. However recently, I caved and did a bit of spending but oh well! We all deserve a bit of retail therapy every now and again. In this haul I have items from Missguided, Primark and Superdrug. So enough babbling, and on with the post!

Last week I noticed that Missguided had started something called their "Sweet Deals" range. Where basically they stock a load of good staple wardrobe pieces in a range of colours and also at super affordable prices! I couldn't help myself but start adding things to my basket! My boyfriend kindly bought me two things from this range as a little present to cheer me up and I also bought myself an item from this range. I also had a look through the sale on Missguided and got an accessory.

I bought myself the Mirabela Value Bardot Skater Dress In Grey. This only cost me £6.99 and I just know I'm going to get so much wear out of it. I have a similar version of this dress which I got from Topshop last year, that dress cost me £30 and is more of a t-shirt style at the top, with a high neckline and short sleeves, however I much prefer this one and it was so much cheaper! As this is a Bardot dress it sits off the shoulder, which means it's a dress that allows you to be subtly sexy. The skater shape means that this dress cinches you in at just the right place and emphasises your waist in a flattering way. This dress can easily go from day to night with the simple use of makeup and accessories. I really love this dress and think it's a great piece to invest in. So I highly recommend it!

Next thing that I bought myself was this adorable set of collar tips. I've been eyeing them up for so long when they were fully priced and I was overjoyed when I noticed them in the sale. These are called the Klue Bird Collar Tips and they feature beautiful engraved bird detailing with a lovely gold chain linking them together. I absolutely adore these and cannot wait to put them on a shirt. If you're interested in getting these you better act fast as they are in the sale for £2.99!

Back to the sweet deals range from Missguided now. My boyfriend ordered me this beautiful, white Almina Value Halterneck Bodysuit which retails for £7.49. I can't wait to wear this on a night out, or even out and about in the sun with a pair of high waisted denim shorts. This halter neck bodysuit had a really plunging back which is extremely sexy. I love items of clothing that show off this area of skin as it's sexy but in an elegant sort of way. This is slightly sheer so I would recommend you wear this with a good white backless bra. I'm yet to wear it out as I don't have the right bra for it but when I do sort myself out, I will be wearing this a lot!

The final thing from Missguided, and the sweet deals range is this wine coloured midi skirt. Sorry for the creases, it was hanging up in my cupboard and has somehow gotten all creased. This is called the Madeline Value Double Layer Midi Skirt and is available in a range of colours. This retails for £5.99 which I think is great value for a midi skirt! I think this would look amazing with that halter neck bodysuit I got and even with cute little crop tops. I only have one other midi skirt and that's in a grey colour so I decided to be brave and pick something more colourful and I'm so glad I went for this beautiful wine / burgundy colour. It's so elegant and I cannot wait to wear it! 
The next place I got stuff from was Superdrug. Now the first thing I picked up isn't really anything too interesting but it's the new Impulse body spray in Violet and Raspberry. I'm yet to try this as I only picked it up today, however I can't wait to use it and hopefully it smells amazing!

Another boring item, but this is the Nivea Stress Protect Anti-perspirant. I've never used this before but hopefully I like it. I'm yet to find a deodorant that I really like so I thought I'd give this a go and see what it's like.

Once again, another boring deodorant.. I picked this up also in my quest to try and find a deodorant that I do genuinely love. I don't believe I've tried this one before so with any luck it's a good one!

Finally something interesting! This is MUA's answer to the latest chubby stick craze. This is called the MUA Power Pout and is available in 6 different shades, each cost £3. I picked up the orange shade called Justify as I have a real thing for orange lip colours right now. I'm wearing this already and I can just tell that it's going to be one of my new favourites. The colour glides on easily and at first goes on quite subtle but can be built up into a really intense peachy colour. It has a nice glossy finish to it which means it's quite moisturising on the lips and therefore is very comfortable to wear. There's a great selection of colours and at such a good price it's hard not to resist buying them all!

This is Collection's "Work The Colour" Eyeshadow Pencil. This is a creamy eyeshadow in the form of a pencil, meaning it should glide on very easily and should be quite blendable. I'm yet to use this product so I can't really say too much about it. I picked this up in shade, Vanilla Sky, there are 6 shades in total and all are priced at a reasonable £3.19.

Next thing I picked up was MUA's intense colour eyeliner in Jet Black. I needed a decent black eyeliner for my waterline as the No.7 one that I have right now is not very long lasting. I picked this one up as it looked like a really intense black colour and it was only a £1! It also has a sharpener built into the lid which I think is just a fantastic idea as I'm always loosing the sharpeners for my eyeliners.

Next I went to Primark on the look out for props for an up coming shoot I'm doing and I just had to pick up these sunglasses. They're so amazing I just couldn't leave them! As you can see from the photo they're circular framed but with 2 heart cut outs. These are my first pair of tortoise shell glasses and I'm not too sure if these will suit my face at all but like I said, I just couldn't leave them behind. These retail for £3.

The next and final thing I picked up was a 3 pack of hair scruchies. Yes that's right, hair scrunchies. I picked these up for my next photoshoot. I'm not too sure If I myself will be wearing them but for lazy days where I just want to get all my hair off my face I guess they'll come in handy!

So that's it for my haul everyone. I know some items weren't too exciting but I thought I'd share them with all of you anyway.

I hope you're all well!


July 21, 2013

My Lipstick Storage.

Hello Readers!

Today's post will be all about my lipstick storage. I mentioned in my makeup storage post that I kept everything in one big box, however I recently updated how I store some of my makeup and moved all my lipsticks into one plastic holder.

 Find the exact same lipstick holder here:

I got this storage from Amazon.co.uk, it's called the Danielle Large Acrylic Make-up Organizer. This retails for £7.33 and the delivery is free. I also would just like to add that I had a really good experience with this seller and I had my product within a few days of placing my order. The holder is quite a thick acrylic material so it is quite good quality for those of you who may be concerned.

This holder has 16 slots especially made for holding lipsticks, 3 stands at the back which can hold an assortment of products, I keep my lip stains and lip creams in there if that helps to give you an idea of the dimensions of this section of the holder. Then on the left side it has a small flat compartment where you could keep blushes, nail varnishes, bottles of foundation etc. I personally use the whole plastic storage solely for my lipsticks as I could never fit all my makeup into this one holder. However I think this would be quite nice to use to store my most reached for pieces of makeup or even my everyday makeup products, so in time I may switch it up and use it for that instead. For the time being it will continue to hold my lipsticks, lip stains, and lip creams.

As you can see from these images I have a fair few lipsticks ranging from all sorts of different brands. Some MAC, Some Rimmel, Some Topshop etc! I will be doing a few posts in the future about my lipsticks so you will have that to enjoy reading in time however for now this is it!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and that maybe you found it somewhat helpful if you're looking for any storage ideas or recommendations.

Hope you're all well!


July 20, 2013

What I'm Loving Right Now: Neon Yellow Bodycon Dresses.

Hello Everyone!

Today I felt like posting about something that I've really been loving at the moment and that is Neon Yellow Bodycon Dresses. If you haven't noticed already, neon is massively on trend for Spring/Summer 2013. I'm not normally a fan of neon, however I've recently noticed an increase in girls wearing neon yellow bodycon dresses and I've suddenly fallen in love with this trend.

Neon Yellow Bodycon Dresses look great on tanned skin and with a pop of colour on your lips, such as a bright red or even a coral colour. This kind of colour dress is so unusual and unexpected that it's bound to catch the attention of others. Especially on a night out when there's just a sea of little black dresses. I think this kind of colour really brightens your complexion and makes you look quite radiant. These are some of the dresses I've been eyeing up. I don't own any yet but I can see myself caving and buying one very soon, despite having pale skin I think I can still wear it well!
4. Candy Bodycon Dress in Lime - BooHoo

That's it for today's post. What do you think to the neon trend? Will you be adding a neon dress to your wardrobe?

Let me know!


July 19, 2013

OOTD #10

Hello My Lovelies!
I'm here today with an outfit of the day post for you. Surprisingly we are currently in a heat wave here in England, so I'm still pulling out my summer clothes. I've even struggled trying to keep up with this nice weather, it seems I don't have as many summer clothes as I first thought! Despite it being Summer I couldn't help myself but throw on a black bowler hat and a dark vampy lip. The hat is becoming a staple in my wardrobe now as it means I can be really lazy with my hair and embrace my natural waves. Infact, I haven't used heat to style my hair in days, maybe even longer. I just leave it to dry and shove a hat on, job done!

Today it is super hot and I've been feeling really lazy so I just threw on this oversized, floaty vest from All Saints. It has a dipped hem at the back and a beautiful faded black Aztec print. It's the perfect sort of vest to wear on a day like this as it's so lightweight and baggy. I bought this on a shopping trip in London 2 years ago so I don't think it's available anymore. However, All Saints stock doesn't change too much from year to year so there's bound to be something similar in store. As this is a top, I paired it with a little pair of light wash denim shorts from Topshop. This protects my modesty (haha) yet creates the illusion that I'm wearing a edgy dress. I slipped on my favourite brown sandals and my staple black bowler hat and that's it!
Oversized Floaty Vest - All Saints
Denim Cut Off Shorts - Topshop
Brown Sandals - George at Asda
Black Bowler Hat - Amazon


That's it for todays post, I hope you enjoyed.
I'm off to try and sunbathe in the garden!

Hope you're all well.