Friday, 14 February 2014

Who needs a valentine?

Hi Guys,

I recently found out about a website called Grabble where you can create wishlists and looks from different online shops in one place. The best thing about it is they notify you when your 'grabbed' items are on sale so now there is no need to be checking all the time!

Valentine's day has recently passed which is a very happy day when you're in a relationship but for us single gal's it's the chance to by yourself some chocolate (not that we don't do it anyway) and relax. I did nothing this year except for eat some alot of maltesers and catch up with the Kardashian's and Grey's Anatomy - bliss.
However, I wish I had the energy to go on a girl's night and dance the night away. So instead, I put together a look that is perfect for a girly night out to celebrate being single.

I am loving a-line skirts at the moment and since pastels seem to be appearing everywhere this skirt is perfect for a girls night out. I think the shirt would match really nicely especially with the petal collar.

Top: Asos £25
Skirt: Asos £25
With the weather just being mental recently there is definitely no way you can go out without a coat and I love this one, again another girly addition to the outfit. The pink parts of the coat also go with the 'pink valentine' theme.

Coat: £80
For the shoes, I've been loving the heeled sandals and the white ones aren't too overpowering for the look. The slightly larger heel would hopefully make these shoes more comfortable to dance the night away in. 
Shoes: Asos £40
Accessories often make an outfit but I didn't want to go to overboard. 

Ring: Asos £6
Earrings: Asos (Warehouse) £8
Watch: Asos (Michael Kors) £185
Bag: Asos £25
I've gone with a rose/gold theme for the jewellery as I think they compliment the pink skirt nicely. The hardware on the bag also goes with the theme. 

For the final touch, a smidge of pink lipstick.

Lipstick: Asos (Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick - Pastel Preppy in Rose Coquette) £7.99

And voila, girls night is ready to go. Now, where's that dancefloor?

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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Blush Comparison

Hi Guys,

I've got a sort of dupe post today between two blushers. They aren't exactly identical but they are very similar and in the same colour range.

Both blushes are berry shades with a very slight shimmer.
The Nars blush is in Outlaw and the Sleek Blush is in Pomegranate.

Top: Sleek
Bottom: Nars

As you can see, they aren't identical but their finish is the same. They are both beautiful colours and look absolutely amazing on.
The only difference is the price. Nars blushes cost £21.50 but I bought mine for £16.50 as I had £5 off on my Space NK card. Sleek blushes are only £4.49 so they are so much more affordable. As they are so similar, if you do like this colour I recommend the Sleek one as you may as well save your self some money! However, I do love having the Nars blush as my special high end blush treat.

Do you have any good blush dupes?
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Topshop Make Up Haul

Hi Guys,

Recently I feel as if everyone is talking about Topshop make up. I always have a little look when I'm in Topshop but never buy anything, but after all the recent blog posts I decided to actually buy something.

I've been eyeing up the Glow highlight in Polished for ages. It's a beautiful subtle highlight with a very creamy formula. I think the packaging is is so cute as well.

RRP £9
It was quite difficult to get a good shot of the highlight

Fleur De Force recently spoke in a video about the new Gloss Ink's and they looked absolutely beautiful.
I picked out Sugar Rush which is a lovely coral colour. These are so pigmented and glossy. I can't wait to try it out on my lips to see how long wearing they are.

RRP £8

What's your favourite Topshop make up?
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Sunday, 2 February 2014

The Rotation

Hi Guys,

As weird as this sounds, one of my favourite things to do is to take a couple of hours and just browse T K Maxx. The clothes, the homeware - the lot. Everytime you go everything is different and they always have such great things to look at.

Over the past year, I've come across (and bought) different varieties of acrylic make-up storage. Last time I went, I came across this small circular holder which can fit 6 lipsticks and 7 eyeliners.

So I decided to make this my rotation holder. I keep my eyeliners in the middle holes and decided to keep a selection of lipsticks in different colours in the lipstick holders so they are at easy reach. Every so often I change what lipsticks are held in the holder so I get good use out of all my lipsticks.

Currently in my holder there is:

  • Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya

  • Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me

  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush

  • MUA Lipstick in Shade 6

  • NYX Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie

  • Kiko Kiss Balm Lip Balm in Blackberry

The eyeliners that I keep in the holder are:

L-R: Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil (which I only use for the comb now as I use shadow for my brows), Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in Black, Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude, Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl in Superblack, Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eye Liner in Purple Night

Do you have a way to try and use as many lipsticks as possible?
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Monthly Favourites 2014: January

Hi Guys,

It's been a while since I've blogged as I've been on/off ill for the past few weeks with a busy work schedule but I'm back with my favourites.

My first favourite is the St Tropez Instant Tan in Light/Medium. My housemate got this travel size in a magazine but she uses a different fake tan so gave me this one. I'm luckily blessed with natural darker skin as my dad is foreign so I didn't know if I'd actually get any use out of this product. I randomly decided to try it one night out on my legs and I instantly fell in love. It was so easy to rub in, leaving no streaks but left my legs with a lovely glow. It doesn't have a fake tan smell and washes off the next day. Once this runs out I'll definitely be buying a full size, which you can find on feel unique for £8.50 for 100ml, which is pretty reasonable!

My next favourite is a Maybelline palette I've had for a while but brought it back out to get some love. The palette is in Bronze Drama, and I've been using the first two colours everyday. I've been applying the lightest colour as a highlight, and the bronze colour very lightly all over the lid. The pigmentation of this palette is amazing for such affordable shadows.

My other favourite maybelline product this month has been the fairly new released BrowDrama in Medium Brown. Instead of using clear mascara to keep my brows in place, the specific brow shape of this brush makes it so much easier to keep the brows in place. As its coloured, it also adds a nice tint to the brows.

My final two favourites are the NYX blush in Mauve, together with the Sigma F40 brush. The brush is so soft and is really great at blending out the blush. The blush was in my December Favourites, but I've pretty much still only been using this blush in January. 

What were your favourite products this month?
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