Wednesday, 12 November 2014

LBD forever….

If in doubt, let the LBD save the day

Dress - Supre (Australia)
Shoes - New Look
Leather Jacket - H&M

Necklaces - Topshop

Nails - Primark
Nails - Topshop

Foundation - EL Double Wear
Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla (under eyes) and Custard 
Mac MSF Natural in Light (under eyes) and Medium Dark (As a contour)
Mac blush in Harmony (contour)
Mac Lovecloud blush
TheBalm Mary Loumanizer highlighter
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown and HD Brows powder 
Mac Naked Basics 2 and various Inglot shadows in the eyes
Benefit Push Up Liner 
Benefit They're Real Mascara and Eyelure 101 lashes
Mac Rebel lipstick

Any excuse to wear all black and a dark lip, I'll take it


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Checked shirt and ripped jeans OOTD….

Mono-chrome, ripped denim, oversized checked shirt. All the elements for an absolute perfect fail safe outfit. I'll be swapping the sandals for boots now it's getting colder and throwing on a leather jacket (obvs) but I can see this being a staple look for the Autumn/Winter transition. An oversized mans watch   (and Mac Rebel) is all the accessorising this look needs. 

P.S. are where it's at for oversized shirts. 

Shirt -
Jeans - Topshop Leigh
Bag - Marc B 
Sandals - New Look
Watch - ASOS


Sunday, 12 October 2014

New York and outfits...

Dress -
Bag - Australia
Necklace - Lovisa (Australia)
Watch - ASOS

Jumper - Primark

Dress - Topshop
Bag - Market (Australia)
Shoes - Dr Martens
Sunglasses - RayBan

(thoroughly enjoying New York cheesecake)

Dress - Supre (Australia)
Cycling Shorts - Miss Selfridge 
Shoes - Dr Marten
Watch - ASOS
Chain & Sunglasses - Primark
Bag - Australia


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Milani blush review….

When in New York…do what the crazy makeup crazy makeup artist/beauty blogger's do and collect all the makeup not available in the UK. First stop…drugstores and the coveted Milani stand. 

First up, the packaging is cute and compact, with a handy clear lid to see the colours at a glance making makeup decisions in the mornings a lot easier. 

The blushes are baked which means the colour's are quite sheer but don't appear powdery on the skin even when they're built up to achieve a stronger colour. 

I picked up shade 01 Dolce Pink which is a rose gold blush with a LOT of glitter. This is a blush that needs absolutely no highlighter added into the mix - it's a one stop glowing cheek shop. I also picked up (shock horror) 05 Luminoso which is seriously hyped in the blog and youtube community as being a glowy, peachy blush that is really subtle really tricky to get wrong. A quick swipe of this on the apples of the cheeks and up onto the cheekbones leaves a really healthy 'glowing from within' type finish. This is very rapidly becoming a holy grail product in my collection.

I wish I'd picked up more of these but I'll definitely be adding them to my next American drugstore haul list. I highly recommend these if you're heading overseas.


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Outfit details...

Sunglasses, top & socks - Primark
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Dr Martens
Watch - ASOS

Lipstick - Mac Morange

Necklaces - Topshop
'E' pendant - present
Nail Varnish - Essie Mint Candy Apple

Rings - vintage, Topshop, H&M

I took so many photo's for this post I think I went a little bit crazy towards the end….


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Naked Basics 2 preview….

I couldn't be more excited. I'm not a huge eyeshadow wearer - a slick of liquid liner and a bright lip is my signature look and I reserve the smokey eyes and fancy eyeshadow looks for makeup jobs on shoots etc. But every now and again a girl needs some kind of crease definition or a matte brown toned shadow to complement a nude lip or just to spice things up in general. I'm not one for crazy colours, and shimmers always get a bit messy on me so when Urban Decay bought out the Naked Basics palette it was instant love. It's the most worn palette in my collection by far, so when I saw the Naked Basics 2 in Sephora when I was in New York last week I did a little makeup squeal of excitement. This thing is gorgeous. 

The same sleek packaging as the original Basics palette this is spot on for travel or just throwing in a makeup bag. More cool toned than the original, it echoes the same theme with five matte shadows and one satin finish that acts as a perfect highlight. The darkest shade is on the grey side of things and actually acts as quite a nice brow shade for me so this really is all I need when travelling. 

The taupe shade shadows are great crease colours, all over lid shadows or accompaniments to other Urban Decay palettes like the Electric palette that need grounding with some neutral shadows to make them more wearable. Fans of the original Naked palette, of cool toned taupe shadows, good quality matte eyeshadows or just neutral eyes in general will love this. Released on the 1st of October in the UK, this one is a must have in any collection. 11 out of 10.

L-R Skimp (pale nude satin), Stark (nude-pink matte), Frisk (warm grey matte), Cover (muted red-brown matte), Primal (muted brown matte) and Undone (deep, smokey brown matte).


Friday, 19 September 2014

Summer empties...

It appears I have a favourite deodorant….Also loved how long the Soap & Glory Foam Call shower gel lasted and it smelt delicious. I'm fairly fickle with body products though, and I can't say I've repurchased any of these...

Elvive Fibreology shampoo is my all time favourite I'm well into my second bottle of this stuff and I'll 100% keep using this for the foreseeable future. Also loving the Batiste XXL dry shampoo…forever a staple in my hair routine. I didn't love the Philip Kingsley Elasticiser as much as I expected to - it's one of those cult blogger products I just couldn't get into. Another re-purchase has been the V05 dry backcomb spray - it's the perfect texture and not sticky at all, an absolute livesaver in my freshly washed hair. 

The Garnier Micellar water is an empty from my professional makeup kit…I get through this SO quickly its ridiculous but it is a perfect dupe for Bioderma. The only two products I've not repurchased were the Nivea eye cream (an eye cream is an eye cream and I've since found cheaper alternatives) and the Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser. This was nice but a bit heavy for my oily skin. 

The second my Seche Vite top coat ran out, I could have cried. Don't fear though, I've got back ups of this as it's probably one of my top five holy grail products of all time. The Elf brush shampoo and Scandaleyes mascara were definite no-loves. My top tip of the day is STAY AWAY from this mascara, awful awful awful. 

What has everyone else used up over the summer months?