Tuesday, 31 March 2015

My Everyday Make-up

As well as fashion one of my favourite things to blog about it make-up, I’m a serious Boots fanatic and one day I’d love to get involved with the beauty industry. So I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into my make up bag, this might look like a lot of make up but I like to have variety as I never know what lip colour or eye shadow I might feel like wearing! So, I’m taking you through the four sections of my make up bag: palettes, face, eyes and lips. 

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I try not to be too heavy with my face make-up as I find quite a lot of foundations stick to drier areas of my skin. So I always wear the Maybelline BB cream, as I find no matter what time of the year this will suit my skin type. However if any of you have any recommendations of foundations you love please do let me know! I am a huge fan of concealers and I’m always looking for the next best one. I’m currently loving the collection lasting perfection (of course) and the Maybelline fit me. They both do the job and you can usually buy both of them for under £10, which is great news for those of us on a budget.

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When it comes to my staple eye make up I tend to turn towards Maybelline. As I know that I can rely on their eyeliners, all of the ones I've tried so far have all been pretty darn good. I would recommend the Master Duo eyeliner to those of you who aren't so confident with creating winged liner, as the brush is double sided with two different thickness's, making it easier to draw on that perfect flick. I bought the Falsies mascara as Tanya Burr recommended it one of her monthly favouites videos. I knew I could probably trust her opinion as her lashes always look amazing, (I now probably realise she was wearing false lashes, whoops!) However I do like the mascara as it's inexpensive and adds a good length to your lashes. The only criticism I do have of it, is that it always transfers underneath my bottom lashes, so I just have to make sure I powder there to stop it from happening. 

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Despite finding it a little tricky to sometimes apply lipstick nicely, I have so many lip products in my make up bag! Just as you will see with my eye shadows below, I like to have choice as you never know what make up you will feel like wearing. I tend to switch between wearing a red lip and a pink based nude most days. Up until recently I didn't realise quite how amazing lip liner was, if you struggle with getting the right lip shape, this will become your new best friend. Barry M and Rimmel have some really great shades, I particularly love Spice by Rimmel. How can I talk about all things lips without mentioning lip balms? I'm a huge huge fan of EOS so much so that I sent Liv on a wild goose chase to find one specific scent whilst on a trip to New York (I'm sorry Liv!) However over here in the UK they can get a little pricey, so I've been loving the Baby Lips by Maybelline (I promise you I'm not sponsored by them I just really love most of their products...)

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Finally, my palettes, where I would be without these in the morning or on the go, I do not know. My favourite has got to be the sleek contorting and blush palette in the shade light. I use it everyday and rave about it so much that I've actually made people go out and buy it whilst I've been with them - the highlight in it is so pretty! Charlotte Tilburry's Dolce Vita eye-shadow quad creates the best look for a night out, ranging from a subtle pop of colour to a beautiful burgundy/copper smokey eye. For those of you who are just looking for a small basic and netural palette, will find that the Urban Decay Naked Basics will do just the job. There are six highly pigmented shades and you'll be able to put together a range of different eye looks from day to night and it's only £20!

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Easter at Marks and Spencer's!

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I've decided to try and get in a bit early with my Easter themed posts this year, although I do have an exciting baking post which should be up soon (if all goes to plan). Easter could possibly one of my favourite occasions of the year, other than Christmas (of course). It combines chocolate and rabbits, two things I absolutely love! I get very excited as it approaches as it means I can purchase all things rabbit related, I truly am the rabbit version of a 'crazy cat lady'. After coming home from work one day I found a small box on my bed from the by the lovely people at M&S. As I excitedly ripped it open and tore through the tissue paper I found plenty of Easter goodies inside, including chocolate eggs, gummy carrots and mini hot cross buns. I particularly like the chick chocolate lollipop that I found inside my package, the little fluffy head detail is just so sweet! I think M&S are great at making small gifts for kids, these lollipops would be perfect as part of an Easter egg hunt. I also loved the little carrots sweeties, but unfortunately they were unsuitable for vegetarians, so I grudgingly handed them out to my family who informed me that they were delicious! I noticed when grabbing a few snacks in M&S a few weeks ago that they do actually do have some vegetarian jelly rabbits available, which makes me so happy as I love jelly sweets but veggie ones are so hard to find! I've also spotted a delicious looking honeycomb Easter egg, so if anyone is stuck with what egg to get me this year they should now know where to go...

This post was creared in collaboration with M&S

Monday, 16 March 2015

Spring fashion edit.

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I've recently been finding myself having a little browse online a lot more than usual. I don't know if this is because I know it's pay day soon, or if I'm subconsciously wanting to have a bit of a wardrobe make over. So I've put together my spring wish list, the majority of these pieces are from Miss Selfridge who are nailing it with their current collection! What's even better is that if you like anything I've shown you, you can click the through to the website & it'll take you straight to the page! Just to let you know, those of you who can't see my picks below you need to switch off your Google add blocker as it blocks this widget! I'm sure you'll be seeing a few of these pieces in a style blog post soon...

Monday, 9 March 2015

How I style: A Denim Shirt...

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This weekend I took advantage of the lovely weather in London and finally shot a blog post. When you’re working full time, so much planning goes into shooting an outfit post. I'm determined to make sure my blog still gets updated as I know a lot of people struggle with this when they start working full time. I'm just going to have to hope that the weather is good for me every weekend from now on! Which brings me on to a bit of exciting news, after months of interning I finally have a job! I'm the new marketing assistant at Biscuiteers, so expect to hear a lot about them on my blog from now on. I'm thinking about writing a post on 'life after uni', as I think it's something people worry about during their final months, I know I did. Anyway, for those of you wondering Biscuiteers is a  London based company who basically create & ice really amazing biscuits. I recently attended one of their icing late classes, which was such good fun and I would highly recommend if you’re ever around Clapham or Notting Hill area. 

Now I'm fully aware that this outfit looks very similar to one I did about a year ago. However just by putting a denim shirt, a leather skirt, heeled boots and a fedora together can really make you look much more ‘stylish’ very quickly and easily. So if you’re ever stuck on what to wear and want to look like you've spent a fair amount of time getting ready, throw these two things on and you’ll be good to go. This look is something I'd definitely wear a lot this spring, as the fedora prevents your head from getting too chilly, although mine always blows away in the wind! This happened to me rather embarrassingly before going to a talk at LFW.

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