July 27, 2014

Ebay Wishlist #4


It's been a little while since I last did an Ebay Wishlist, I rarely ever buy anything from there because I find it so overwhelming trying to hunt through everything. However last night I found myself browsing the site and I was able to find a fair few items that I liked. Here's a wishlist of a few things I came across and hopefully will be purchasing sometime soon!

1. Holographic Clutch

July 15, 2014

Holiday Beauty Essentials


Somehow we're already in July and every social network I go on, people are counting down the days till they go on holiday. I personally am not going away this year *sobs* but I thought I'd do a post showing you all my holiday beauty essentials anyway. I've not included the obvious products such as a good SPF and moisturiser, instead I've chosen to show beauty items that you'd reach for probably more in the evening time when going out for dinner or drinks. Of course there's nothing stopping you wearing these in the day if you wanted to! 


GOSH CC Cream Illuminating Foundation 

This is probably one of my favourite face products to date and I've not even not even had it a month yet. It's the perfect kind of foundation for everyday use - especially in a hot climate. It gives a light yet even coverage which looks very natural. As it is a colour correcting foundation it evens out and reduces any redness in the skin whilst creating a dewy finish. It feels very lightweight on the skin, not oily or cakey in the slightest plus it leaves your skin feeling extremely soft. It does contain SPF 10, however you may want to apply a little bit of SPF before putting this on just so you are protecting your face from any harsh sunlight. This product is ideal for travelling with due to it's squeezable tube design and nozzle applicator meaning no mess and no fuss! I'll have a full review about this CC cream coming up on my blog very soon.


MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick

Coral Bliss is a light shade of coral with a slightly pinky hue to it. It's a cremesheen finish meaning the colour transfers slightly more sheer than what it looks in the bullet and leaves a glossy finish on the lips. Due to the glossy finish this is a very light and comfortable lipstick to wear however the finish does also mean that it's not particularly long lasting and does require touch ups every 2-3 hours, especially if eating or drinking. Coral Bliss is a very nice, neutral coral shade which looks perfect on every skin tone. It really compliments a tan and helps to brighten up your complexion - creating a truly radiant look. The perfect Summer lipstick without a doubt!


Benefit The Porefessional Primer

A primer is a must when you find yourself in a hot environment, it keeps your make-up in place and also helps it to last longer. I really like the Porefessional primer as it feels silky and smooth, it blends really easily and it does even out my skin tone ever so slightly. After moisturising my face I apply a small pea sized amount of this product on my finger and then dab a little bit on my chin, forehead, cheeks and nose, then using my fingers I blend it in. You really don't need much of this at all as a little goes a long way and you will notice a difference in the staying power of your make-up!


Sleek Contour Kit 

Nothing accentuates a tan more than a little bit of bronzer and highlight and the Sleek Contour kit is the perfect handy little compact which allows you to do both. Both the highlight and the bronzer are really pigmented so you don't need to use a lot of product to get your desired look, plus they're really blendable and long lasting.The bronzer is a lovely matte brown shade, not muddy or too orange like some bronzers tend to be. The highlight is a gorgeous peachy champagne colour which suits all skin tones and really illuminates the face. The compact itself is very sturdy and looks to be of very high quality. The packaging is a really nice matte black, with a fairly large sized mirror inside - perfect for on the go touch ups. Due to it's small size this is ideal for travel which is another big reason I had to feature it in my Holiday Beauty Essentials. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a good quality contour kit which doesn't break the bank. 



Sleek Blush By 3 Palette - Lace

The Sleek Blush by 3 Palette is ideal for those who'd like to create a variety of different make-up looks but don't want the hassle of having to pack a million different products. This palette contains 3 beautiful coloured blushes, all of which are really intensely pigmented and so easy to blend. 

The three shades within the palette are;
Crochet
Guipure
Chantilly

Crochet is a matte peachy orange, Guipure is a peach toned pink with flecks of gold shimmer running throughout and Chantilly is a bright red toned pink which at first glance looks rather terrifying but really it's not. This particular selection of colours are perfect for the Summer months as they're so bright and fun - they're amazing on tanned skin however they do work for pale skin also, you just need to be a little light handed on the application. I personally love to mix a little of Crochet and Guipure together and apply that on to my cheeks and I find it just creates the most amazing flush of colour - it really makes my skin look so much more radiant and healthy. The palette itself contains a large mirror and is an ideal size for travelling. If you'd like to see a more detailed review of this product that you can by clicking here.



Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

The Naked Basics Palette is the most ideal neutral eyeshadow palette to travel with. It contains 6 shades, 5 of which are matte whilst the other one has a slight shimmer to it. The shades inside the palette are as follows;

Venus, Foxy, Walk of Shame, Naked 2, Faint and Crave.
Venus is the shimmery white shade. Foxy is a creamy, yellow shade. Walk of Shame is a beige / pink colour. Naked 2 is a light beige brown colour. Faint is a chocolate shade and crave is a very dark black colour.

This fantastic range of shades can very easily carry you from a day to a night look simply by adding one of the darker colours in order to create a smokey eye. I believe this palette can very easily double as a brow kit due to the great selection of colours and if you really want, Venus makes a great highlight also! It's a handy multi purpose palette which also happens to be a very travel friendly size - which is a nice change from the difficultly large size of the original Naked Palettes. Again if you're interested in reading more about this product you can see my review here


That's all for my round up of my holiday beauty essentials! Let me know what you think of some of these products, or if there are any products you'd personally recommend me to try!

I hope you're all well. 


July 14, 2014

OOTD #25


I've been meaning to show these faux leather dungarees on my blog for such a long time now but I'm just so unsure about them. I really love how they look on other people but for some reason I just don't love how they look on me, I feel like I perhaps should have sized down or maybe looked to see if there was a petite version of them as they don't feel like they fit me that well. Then again I could just be overly paranoid about them as it's something so different to what I'd usually wear! As the dungarees are quite a bold statement piece I teamed it with a simple striped crop top and some chunky bold heels and if heels aren't for you then I think skater style slip on shoes like the Topshop Tika's will also look great! It's an outfit that requires minimal effort yet still makes maximum impact. 


Faux Leather Dungarees - Topshop
Striped Monochrome Crop Top - Topshop

Chunky Bold Heels - New Look



July 04, 2014

The Beauty Scenario Tag


Hello Readers!

Last night whilst tucked up in bed I was watching Gabriella's latest video in which she does the "Beauty Scenario Tag" and I decided that today I'd give it a go myself. I quite liked the look of the questions and as I don't tend to do many tags on my blog I thought why not? 


1 : You have to get rid of all of your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which would you keep?

I don't own any high end foundations actually, I've managed to find drugstore ones that I like so why would I bother paying more to experiment with a product I might not like? As for which drugstore one I'd keep, I'd have to say it would be the Gosh CC Cream in the shade Porcelain as it's the perfect match for my skin tone and it feels lovely and light on my face. 


2 : You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth, do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

Honestly I'm not sure what I'd do until I was put in that situation but knowing how shy I can be I have a feeling I'd probably ignore it. (Sorry interview lady!) 


3 : You're not feeling yourself and need a pick me up, which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?

Probably MAC's Coral Bliss as it's so pretty, summery and it has a really lovely glossy finish to it. A little bit of peach colouring to your face really brightens up your appearance so it's definitely one I reach for when I want to feel beautiful. 


4 : You go back in time for a day to your teenage years; how would you do your hair and make-up differently?

Ah this is a tough one as I have had a fair few make-up and hair disasters during my teenage years. I'd probably tell myself not to cut my hair so short and not to dye it so many weird colours as looking back It really didn't look good. I'd also tell myself that wearing eyeliner on just one eye because the other one was hidden under my massive fringe was weird and not to do it regardless of how smart I thought I was being. I'd also stop myself from wearing a few foundations which really were not my colour at all. 



5 : You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut but they hear you wrong and give you a pixie cut, do you -
A) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum hysterical
B) Cry in the chair and things get awkward
C) Complain to the manager and demand a refund?

A! I am the worst for saying I love my hair in the hairdressers, even going to the extent of tipping them and then coming out into the street and crying about it. I have done this on many occasions so I feel like that's probably what I'd do in this scenario. 


6 : Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have one hour to pack, which do-it-all palette would you pack in your makeup bag?


Urban Decays Naked Basics as this little palette contains 6 eyeshadow shades, all of which can easily be used to create a day or night look. Plus it's tiny and compact - perfect for shoving in to your make-up bag! 



7 : Your house has been robbed, don't worry everyone is safe but your beauty stash has been raided.. What's the product you really hope is safe?

Probably my Urban Decay Naked Palette as it's the most expensive item I own and I'd be devastated if anything happened to it. I have very few high end products so I really do value the ones that I do own.


8 : Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition, do you -
A) Pretend you haven't noticed
B) Ask them to repurchase it
C) Secretly do the same to something of theirs?

I've already had this happen to me before and I did A, I simply pretended I hadn't noticed. I do like to treat my make-up with care and I am gutted if it comes back looking a little worse for wear after I've lent it to someone but I don't think it's something worth kicking up a fuss over. Lesson learnt, next time just don't lend any make-up out! I'd probably care more over clothes if I'm honest. 



That's all for this tag, I hope you've enjoyed.
I tag anyone who's interested in giving it a go and for anyone who does, leave a comment linking me to your post. I'd love to read it!


I hope you're all well. 

June 25, 2014

OOTD #24


Hello Readers,

Today I have another OOTD post for you all! I'm finally wearing the amazing peach coloured Topshop Skort I featured in my massive collective haul a few months back. It's honestly one of the nicest items of clothing I own, such good quality and so worth the money! I decided to style it up with that infamous cropped fluffy jumper that all the bloggers went mad for a few months back, a chunky gold necklace and my new white flatform sandals. An unusually colourful outfit for me but I quite like it. 

Peach Skort - Topshop 
White Fluffy Jumper - Primark 
White Flatform Sandals - LaModa



That's all for this post. I hope you're all well!

June 17, 2014

Topshop Wishlist #3

Hello Readers,

Today I have a Topshop Wishlist for you all. It's been a long time since I last looked on the Topshop website as it's a pretty dangerous thing when you're supposed to be saving your pennies. I somehow ended up on the website today and I think it's fair to say I found a few items that I liked! There's so much colour going on in this wishlist for a change as I'm really feeling the tropical trend. I don't know what's come over me all of a sudden but I'm drawn to colour at the moment..


3. MINI COIN CHOKER - £6.50


June 16, 2014

Should I take a Gap Year?


Hello Readers,

Today I'm going to be doing a little bit of a different post to what I usually do on here and I'm going to be talking about Gap years. I'll be talking about what I experienced during mine and hopefully giving relevant advice that will come in handy to people who are currently making this difficult decision. Now I'm not really sure on what the typical age is for the majority of my readers so I don't know how relevant this will be to some of you. However if it helps or is interesting to at least one person then that's all I can ask for! 

I'll start off by saying that I myself am currently on a gap year, I didn't choose to take a gap year as such as originally I was adamant that I was not going to go to university. I couldn't mentally picture myself being there, going to lectures, doing dissertations etc. I was sure university wasn't for me so I decided not to bother applying. It wasn't until some of my friends started going off to interviews and getting offers that a small part of me began to wish I was doing the same thing - it also didn't help that I had teachers and my mum telling me that I should apply and I was good enough to go to university despite what I initially thought.

I decided that instead of just disregarding their encouragement for me to go into higher education, I would bare it in mind for a few months whilst I took a "gap year". As college came to an end and Summer began, I decided to set myself goals for my gap year. I wanted to see what I could achieve and see if any of the experiences I went through would help me make up my mind about whether or not to go university at all. 

So that brings me to my first Gap Year tip;

1. Set yourself realistic goals.
It's all well and good saying you want to take a gap year to do other things but unless you sit down and plan what you want to achieve during your gap year, you'll just end up sitting around and before you know it the year will be over and you won't feel much better for it. I made myself a few simple goals, all which could be achievable if I worked hard enough. Most of them relate to photography as that's what I want to do but without actually sitting down and setting myself some goals I can almost guarantee that I would have wasted my time doing nothing.

 Thankfully I have achieved all of these tasks (apart from saving up, that starts now) I've built up my photography portfolio so much this year, both with my own personal work and client work. I worked in Topshop over Christmas and also managed to bag myself a little photography job at a little vintage beauty salon. I made a few very valuable contacts whilst living in Nottingham which will come in handy as that's where I will be studying for the next 3 years! I also managed to get some photography work published in an online magazine which was an absolute dream come true for me! 



2. Do something exciting! 
I know it's pretty predictable to turn around and say go travelling around the world but if it's what you want to do, do it! Do something different, go somewhere new, do something which challenges you to be more independent. For me that was moving out of my family home and moving to Nottingham with my boyfriend. It's something that was scary, exciting and challenging yet I don't regret it in the slightest. It's taught me some important life skills which I know will come in handy with uni. Now I'm not saying you have to move out of your family home, but maybe just doing something as simple as going on holiday with your friends or working abroad? Something that will teach you how to look after yourself and how to be responsible with money.


3. Gain some work experience.
I'm sure this pretty much goes without saying but jazzing up your CV a bit whilst you have the time will work wonders. It can be extremely difficult trying to find work these days so don't just expect to complete a 3 year uni course and find yourself in the dream job straight away. It's a highly competitive market and a degree doesn't necessarily improve your chances therefore it's crucial that you try your best to add to your resume and further improve your skills whilst you have the chance. Whether it's paid or unpaid work it will help you! Remember, volunteer work always looks great on your CV and who knows, maybe you'll find yourself in the dream job without having to go to university! 


4. Enjoy Yourself! 
You're finally free of the pressures of education so make sure you enjoy yourself! Spend time with friends, relax, take that dream holiday with your friends / family or find yourself a hobby and really throw yourself in to it. Having a hobby will come in handy whilst at Uni as there are lots of different social groups you can join, which ultimately means you'll be able to make friends with people who share similar interests to you. 

5. Explore Your Interests
Use your free time to explore your interests and really think about what it is exactly that you would like to go on and study. For example, I have an interest in fashion and after leaving college I began looking at possibly taking up a fashion styling course instead of photography - which was something I'd never even considered previously! I ruled it out in the end, but it was nice to look at my options and see the different career paths I could take.


6. University Isn't Everything
It's important to remember that University is not the be all and end all in life. Too many people these days are stuck in the mindset that you can't achieve anything without going to uni and that's not the case at all. Don't feel pressured to go to university just because everyone else is or because your parents want you to go. If you know 100% that it's not for you then don't push yourself into going as you'll only make yourself unhappy. 



A few months into my gap year I realised that I wanted to give university a go. There's still room for me to grow and develop my photography skills and that's exactly what I want to do. I've got a confirmed place at Nottingham Trent University and I can't wait to see what university life is like. I don't regret my gap year in the slightest as it helped teach me important life skills and also helped me tremendously when it came to making my decision about university. 

I hope this post has been helpful for anyone considering taking a gap year. I'd love to hear some feedback! 

I hope you're all well.


June 13, 2014

Mini Beauty Haul


Hello Readers,

I was running low on some of my beauty essentials recently so I decided to pop in to Superdrug and restock on some of my products. I didn't pick up many products so there's not a lot to show but I thought I'd do a little post on it anyway! 

First thing I picked up was a box of L'OREAL Casting Creme Gloss Hair Dye in the shade Iced Truffle. Now I don't think I've mentioned this on my blog before but unfortunately I'm on the side of the family that goes grey early meaning I have to dye my hair pretty regularly to stay on top of the problem. I've dyed my hair countless times throughout my teen years and don't usually stay loyal to one brand, however the last few times I have repurchased this exact dye and in this exact shade. It's a lovely product and I feel like the colour is the perfect shade of chocolate brown! 

Next up is the Gosh CC Illuminating foundation which retails for £8.99. I've never used this product before, in fact I was going to purchase my usual Gosh BB cream however when I saw this I just felt really overwhelmed to try it. GOSH is a make-up brand that so many people overlook, probably due to price - however their BB cream is probably one of the best face products I've ever used. So when I saw they had released a CC cream and in 2 lighter shades I just had to have it. I've used this twice already but hopefully once I've formed an opinion on it I shall be able to review it soon! 

I then picked up a pack of Superdrugs own brand cleansing facial wipes. A bit of a boring purchase but a completely necessary one! Again, I don't stay loyal to one brand of face wipes and these just happened to be the ones I picked up on this particular trip to Superdrug. These wipes seem to be quite heavily fragranced which may or may not irritate my skin so I'll use them for now and see how I get on. 

The final product I picked up was the VO5 Heat Protect Styling Spray. I was never usually one for hair products as I never knew what products I needed to use and felt like they didn't do anything for me. However recently I have sort of settled into a hair care routine and this is one of the products that features in it, I do use it for its intended purpose which is to protect my hair from heat but it also kind of doubles as a de-tangling spray for me as I have really knotty hair. It's cheap and it does the job! I'm pretty sure I will be doing a post on my hair care routine quite soon so look out for that if you're interested in seeing what other hair products I use! 


That's all for this post, I hope you're all well!

June 12, 2014

Excel Clothing Wishlist


Hello Readers,

I recently stumbled across a site called Excel Clothing and whilst looking at some of their stock I ended up finding a few pieces that I liked, so I thought it was only right that I made up a little wishlist and shared it with you all! Excel Clothing stocks clothes, shoes, bags etc for men, women and children - all of which are designer brands. On their site you can find brands ranging from Fred Perry to Vivienne Westwood so there really is something for everyone. Excel offer free UK delivery on orders over £75 and if you order before 2pm you qualify for same day despatch which is pretty impressive service! 

How adorable is this dress?! It's a lovely turquoise green colour and is covered in this cute little camera print. As a lover of photography this dress goes down well with me! With a tan belt to cinch in the waist and some little tan loafers to match this would be a great summer outfit.

I can't get over how beautiful this watch is. It's the perfect gold tone and looks so classy and elegant. Definitely worth investing in.

I'm an absolute sucker for brown cross body bags. No matter what shape or size, I just can't get enough! I was really drawn to this one as I love how structured it is. As I'm going to university this year I'm looking for the perfect uni bag and I think this might just be it. It looks perfect for carrying any books or stationary I'll need to take. Stylish and practical! 

I've always loved how classy the Ted Baker purses look, especially this nude pink one. So simple yet cute, I'd love to get my hands on one! 

That's all for this post, I hope you're all well! 


June 11, 2014

OOTD #23


Hello Readers, 

It's been a while since I last did an OOTD post but as we've finally got some nice weather I thought it was about time I showed how I style some of the more summery pieces of clothing that I featured in my massive February collective haul. This outfit is not really what I'd consider to be my typical style, it's kind of sports luxe meets clean cut yet I really like it. I've recently been lusting over Co-ords but haven't yet got my hands on one so this is kind of like my own answer to the Co-ord trend and I think it works rather well! 

Verity White Skort - Missguided - Sold Out, Similar one here
Gold Chain - River Island - Old, Similar one here 

That's all for this post, I hope you're all well!

June 03, 2014

Beauty Photoshoot #4


Hello Readers, 

It's been a while since I shared some of my photography on here so I figured I should probably update my blog with some of my more recent work. This selection of images are all from a little test shoot I did back in April featuring the lovely Holly Stancer from Model Students Agency. She's only 16 years old yet she was an absolute dream to work with, so natural in front of the camera! The original sort of theme for this was quite minimalistic, with cranberry eye-shadow, sharp contouring and slick wet hair however I like to experiment on my shoots which is why we decided half way through to switch up the make-up look and even try shooting behind a wet plastic sheet for an almost glass like effect. I'm really happy with the outcome of these images so I hope you all like them too!  

Model: Holly Stancer @ Model Students
MUA: Jessica Rose Pykett




That's all for this post, I hope you're all well!


June 02, 2014

New In: White Flatform Sandals


Hello Readers,

I'm a little bit late on the the bandwagon here but I'm pleased to say that I FINALLY have a pair of flatforms in my life! I don't know why it took me so long to get them as I've wanted a pair for the longest time but I can stop lusting now as they're all mine. These are the Leila Chunky White Platform Velcro Sandals from La Moda. They're great quality shoes, they're perfect for summer and they were only £20! I've had a look at all varieties of chunky flatform sandals online and in store and these are probably the cheapest that I've come across so far. I've already thought of countless ways to style them and can't wait to feature these in a few OOTD posts which will be coming up very soon! 

If you're looking for the perfect chunky sandals for summer I highly recommend checking these out. Also, have a look at the other shoes La Moda stock - they have lots of amazing shoes and all at a really reasonable price. 

I hope you're all well!



May 21, 2014

7 Deadly Sins Of Beauty Tag


Hello Readers,

 As you can probably tell from the title of this post, today I shall be doing a tag! I don't tend to do many on my blog for some reason but I quite enjoy doing them. So with that being said I had a look online and decided to do the 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty tag as it looked quite interesting. I believe it's quite an old one now so I'm sure many of you will have seen this go round before but as I hadn't done it yet I thought I might as well give it a go! 

Greed
What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive one?

My most inexpensive beauty item is a pretty dull one but it is this MUA intense colour eyeliner in the shade Jet Black. It's honestly such a good eyeliner, it goes on so creamy and is really pigmented. Also, the lid doubles as a sharpener which is so incredibly handy! This was only £1 so it's such a bargain.

My most expensive beauty item to date is my Urban Decay Naked 1 palette. I bought this quite a while ago now whilst on the plane back from Alcudia. I believe the palette is £37 however as I was using my leftover Euros I roughly paid about 45 euros for it. (I think) So despite it being quite a splurge it was definitely worth it - since picking this up I've used it countless times and find it to be a really diverse palette. You can create so many looks out of the shades provided and they're really good quality shadows - super pigmented and really easy to blend! 


Wrath
What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?

The beauty product I have a love / hate relationship with, has to be the Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint. I've got shade 04 and I absolutely love the colour of it - it's such a beautiful red wine shade. However, the lasting power of this is really pathetic which is why I dislike it. After a little while it goes quite patchy and sort of flakes a little bit and then before you know it, it's completely worn off. I love the colour but this is a high maintenance lip product with constant touch ups necessary! 

The product I found hardest to get was actually the Sleek Blush By 3 palette in Lace. Everytime I went into Superdrug to pick it up, they never had it in stock. They don't stock Sleek in the Superdrug in my town so I had to keep looking for it whenever I was in Nottingham or if I was in Leicester and it was always sold out! Luckily enough for me my boyfriend's sister, was able to grab this for me and gave it to me as a Christmas present. I was very happy to finally get this trio as it was on my beauty wishlist for so long. The colours are so beautiful and are crazily pigmented - such good value for money!


Gluttony
What are your most delicious beauty products?

One of my most delicious beauty products is this Rimmel London Sweet Jelly Sheer Lipgloss in the shade 060 Delicious (ironic I know) As far as lipgloss goes, it's alright - they all seem the same to me so I wouldn't really know the difference from a good one and a bad one. However this smells and tastes SO nice - every time I wear it I pretty much just eat it off straight away. 

I couldn't choose just one product for this so I also wanted to include this Flava Craze Chapstick in Watermelon Splash. Again as far as chapsticks go this is an alright product, nothing amazing but there's really nothing I could complain about either. It leaves a slight red / pink tint to the lips so it's perfect if you're just wanting to add a nice subtle hue and moisturise your lips at the same time. Plus, it smells absolutely incredible! Perfect summer lip balm. 


Sloth
What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness? 

I will admit hand on heart that I neglect all of my cream / liquid blushers due to sheer laziness. They're just so much effort to put on! I always feel like I put too much on and therefore spend even longer trying to blend it in. I'd much rather just stick with powder blushes, easy to blend and less scary looking! 


Pride
What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

I know most girls will say foundation or concealer but for me I think it honestly has to me mascara. My eyes are quite small and I really need mascara to help open them up more and make them look that little bit bigger. I really don't know what it is but mascara just ties a look together and without it I think I look rather strange!


 Lust
What attributes do you find the most attractive in the opposite sex?

Hair, smile and dress sense are probably the things I'd say in terms of physical attributes. Overall though they need to be caring, supportive, honest and they must be able to hold a conversation with me. There's nothing more off putting than a guy who just doesn't seem to be able to make conversation with me.



Envy
What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

Oh this is a really tricky one as there's always something on my wishlist! I think I have to say pretty much any make up product from theBalm as they have the most incredible packaging and such quirky little product names. 


That's all for this post. I know it's quite an old tag now so I imagine quite a few of my followers will have done it but if you haven't and decide to do it then I'd love to see some of your responses! So I tag anyone who fancies giving it a go! 

I hope you're all well.





May 20, 2014

New In: Missguided Pieces


Hello Readers,

I've been on a spending ban recently and managed to go almost four months without treating myself to anything. Which is pretty amazing by my standards, especially as I find that reading a lot of blogs / watching a lot of beauty and fashion content on Youtube really does sway me into buying things that I probably could have lived without. After going so long without picking any bits up I finally decided it was time to reward myself as we all deserve the odd treat every now and again! It just so happened to be around the time that Missguided sent an email out promoting 30% off of selected items. I had a night out coming up so quickly took the chance to snap up a new outfit at a discounted price. 


This was the playsuit I picked up for my night out - now admittedly it's not something I ever thought I'd like as typically when I go on nights out I either wear black, white or red. I don't think I've ever gone out in something so loud yet there was something that really drew me to this. I really love the dark, romantic feel to this playsuit. It looks lovely with a little black belt to cinch in the waist and some chunky black heels to add some height. I wore my MAC Rebel lipstick with this and honestly, it's like a match made in heaven. Perfect combination of colours! I managed to get this for £19.45 all together including delivery thanks to the discount code.

Mintare Crop Top with Spaghetti Straps - £9.99

 I didn't intend to order any other items from Missguided until 12 days later - when Missguided sent me another email offering a discount code. This time they were doing a secret 24 hour discount for those who are signed up to their email list (seriously it's worth doing, they offer a lot of discounts!) In this email they gave you a code which when used at checkout would either be worth 10%, 15% or 20% so I decided to check mine and what do you know?! It happened to be worth 20% so I just had to pick some stuff up! First up I got this Mintare Crop Top with Spaghetti Straps in black. I've been looking at getting this little top for so long and finally decided to get it. It's a great little basic which fits me so well. I definitely think I'm going to pick up a few more - some printed ones would be great! 


The final thing I picked up is this pair of Lace trim Shorts. Again, this isn't something I'd typically go for but I found myself really drawn to them. They're very easy to style and could easily go from day to night so I hope to get lots of use out of them! Look out for these being featured in an outfit post very soon. 

That's all for this small haul. I know it isn't much but I just thought I'd show you the new pieces that I've just added to my wardrobe. If you haven't had a look at Missguided before then I highly recommend checking them out. They have a fantastic range of clothes, shoes, accessories etc and all of it is very reasonably priced. It's probably my favourite place to shop now! Also, they've recently been giving out free Kinder Buenos with each order which is a nice little bonus! Free chocolate and discounted clothes *Heavenly*

That's all for this post! I hope you're all well.