Monday, 15 September 2014

Maybelline Colourstay, Pink Spice.

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My everyday make up routine doesn't change very often, unless I'm going on a night out which probably means I'll have every product I own on my face. My go to products are Maybelline's BB cream in light, Maybelline's Master drama liner, Sleek face form palette in the shade light, Mac lip liner in Whirl and Clinique High Impact mascara.  
However one product that I do tend to switch up is what goes on my lips, and I have a new favourite lip product! I first spotted this on Lydia from Fashion Influx and felt it would fit in perfectly with my ever growing collection of pink/brown shades. It's the Maybelline 24hr colourstay lipstick in Pink Spice. This lipstick really does not disappoint, it stays on your lips for a very long time! I even did the tissue and glass test and it did not budge, making it the perfect product for nights out or a date. The only issue I have with it is the price, I looked in both Boots & Superdrug and found it was £8.99 in both shops. Whilst it is a really great product, the balm side of the product looks like it's not going to last as long as liquid lipstick. Maybelline do sell the balm as a separate which is handy but that retails at £3.99. So to get as much use out of this as possible I can imagine I may have to buy the additional balm, which is annoying as it's an extra cost. 
Pros: The pigmentation is amazing, the product is long lasting and it's a really beautiful colour.
Cons: It can be slightly lightly drying & the price.

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P.S I'm not sponsored by Maybelline it was just pure coincidence that I have so many of their products!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

What I've been up to...

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1. Spitalfields, 2. Leon, 3. Stopping for a treat at Patisserie Valerie, after a long day of shopping, 4. Crystal Palace Market, 5. Photographing cocktails at Belgraves,  a Thompson Hotel, 6. My most recent fashion post, 7. Trees on my way home from Cornwall 8. The Great Western beach in Newquay and 9. Palm trees, Newquay. 

I've not done one of these posts for a really long with and to be honest I miss them! I spend a lot of time on Instagram much to my family & boyfriends annoyance, but I love taking photos and spending the time picking the right one and editing them. I mean I studied photography at university, so of course I'm going to be a bit geeky when it comes to Instagram. My boyfriend treated me to a meal at the Crystal Palace Market restaurant a few weeks ago and I had one of the nicest cocktails I've ever had! I would quite happily only ever drink this for the rest of my life. Although I would be rather drunk, so maybe not. For those of you wondering the cocktail was a Porn Star Martini!
I spent some time in Cornwall recently and I really loved having the change of scenery as it's so different to London and this meant I was able to take photos of the sea! Living in London means that glimpses of the coast are extremely rare unless I take a trip down to Brighton. My family are from Cornwall and we used to go a lot when I was younger so it was so lovely to back for a quick trip! As I work Monday-Fridays I try to make the most of my weekends so I try to always something planned for the weekend even if it's something small. 

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Back to school style

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So starting tomorrow it's back to school/sixth form/university unfortunately for quite a few of us, this means the summer is officially over. This year for the first time in my life I'm not returning to education after the summer break, which feels pretty weird considering I've been in education for nearly 20 years. You can read a blog post on my university experience here if you're interested. So for those of you who do have to go back I thought I'd style an outfit for you inspired by school fashion. I actually first spotted this jumper on YouTube super vlogger Zoella in one of her videos a few weeks ago and knew I had to have it. It's so cute and a perfect piece for the awkward summer to autumn transition. If you like this look I've put all the pieces in the widget below for you to look and shop for yourself!

However Monday does mean one thing for me, and that is that I only have 2 weeks left at my travel & lifestyle PR internship! I've actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought as I've learnt so much during my time there. It's also taught me that PR is something that I could definitely see myself getting into in the future. As much as I love fashion I'm not sure whether I want to work primarily in that industry, but you never know what's going to happen! I've got my next internship already sorted out and I'm so excited to start that one as we begin to lead up to the Christmas period as there will be lots to do and get involved with. Speaking of Chritsmas is it bad that I've started thinking about it?! I've already dedicated a Pinterest board to the festive season...

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Top 5 lipstick loves

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This one is for the beauty enthusiasts and beauty bloggers out there. As I don't have an endless supply of clothes to do an outfit/style post for you every week, I thought I'd bring it back to where my blog first started, beauty. I've seen a lot of these top lipstick posts floating about ever since Zoella did her high end lipstick post a few weeks ago. I am a complete lip product junkie so I'm always happy to look into other peoples collections, especially if they love a pinky brown or nude lip like me!

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Lasting fix lipstick in the shade, Autumn Berries by 17 at Boots:
I think this was the first lipstick I ever bought and I have repurchased it multiple times since. The lipstick is nicely pigmented, creamy and stays in place for a good amount of time. Considering this lipstick is under £4.50 in Boots you can't really complain and  you can pick up your points whilst you're there. 
I have just noticed on the website that none of the shades are in stock so I hope this doesn't mean that it's been discontinued!

I know this isn't a lipstick but I felt like I HAD to include as I honestly wear this all the time. I'm wearing it with my Rimmel lipstick in most of my blog posts. This has been one of the best beauty products I have ever used, the gloss and the packaging make it such a luxurious product to use that I really feel it's worth the £18.50 price tag. The pigmentation is amazing and is the most beautiful mixture of a brown and raspberry shades. One of the biggest bonuses is that it's not super sticky that you find your hair sticking to it like you do with most lip glosses.

Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 077, Asia by  Rimmel:
This is my favourite lipstick of all time. It's reasonably priced, the colour pay off is amazing, you can wear it for any occasion and it's a really nice creamy consistency. The product suggests that it has a lasting finish and this isn't something I'd necessary agree with as it doesn't last hours but as it's a nude it's easy to top up on the go. I've tried other lipsticks in a similar shade but nothing seems to compare to it and especially as it's under £5!

This was kindly gifted to me by Liv in a box of goodies she had created for me. When I spotted this lipstick in there I was extremely excited. I ripped open the packaging and fell in love with the colour. It's not something I would pick out for myself as I tend to always go for nudes & raspberry tones, but I'm so glad it did come my way. The photos don't do it justice, it's a really beautiful blue toned pink and just really perks up any neutral based outfit. I actually wore this colour in THIS blog post, if you want to see what it looks like on. The packaging the lipstick comes in is really lovely too, the magnetic base & lid just makes the lipstick feel much more luxurious than 'drugstore' lipsticks.

Matte finish lipstick in the shade Pink Plaid by Mac:
I don't actually own many MAC lispticks I only have 2, this one & Ruby Woo - both of which are matte finishes. I find Ruby Woo sometimes a bit too drying and when I got this I was worried it would be the same, luckily it's not. Obviously as it's a matte lipstick it's not going to be as moisturising as a crème or gloss, but I find this ok to wear on it's own without a balm. I really love this colour and going to a MAC counter can be so daunting sometimes as there is just so many lipsticks, so I did my research into their nude shades before choosing this one and I'm glad I did. I used this lipstick in my Kylie Jenner inspired tutorial which you can read HERE if you like!

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