Sunday, 28 October 2012

instagram catch up

selfie at work, RT brushes yay, lunch, getting ready, all ready, ella and me, shoes work outfit, being vain in bed, new vampire diaries, selfie (again), posing before work, brother's birthday, bought some bits from work, jewelery from work yay, mirror pic oops, work outfit, me again, relaxing in jordan's mum's salon, the best wrap, hi face, trying on clothes at work, new stuff YAY, messy hair, inStyle with benefit freebie.
I haven't done an Instagram update in a while (oops!) It's apparent though, from this post that I definitely do take too many photo's of myself.I've had a good few weeks though, tiring but decent. Work is exhausting but fun, so it's not all bad! Had a week off college and back tomorrow! I ended up buying NEARLY all the stuff I wanted from work, yay to Topshop goodies and finally got myself some Nike Blazers, I love them so much.I stayed at Jordan's this weekend, I love that she comes home from Uni every weekend!
I'm recreating the Black Swan make up look on Wednesday for a girl from work, which I'm excited about! Time to start getting my portfolio up and going.
OH AND... I booked tickets to see Kendrick Lamar in January
Hell yes. I cannot wait. Everyone should go listen to him, 'cause he's amazing.
I now need to somehow try and sleep. Oh 6am alarms how I love you.
Hope you've all had a fab weekend.
Much Love

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

payday wishlist

I told myself recently that I need to stop spending money. I tell myself the same thing frequently. It never happens. Never ever. But that's okay, because, I do really need all these stuff, and payday is on Friday, and it's perfectly acceptable to treat myself... Of course it is!

I went into Hoopers yesterday with Jordan, did a bit of make-up shopping, Jordan somehow managed to spend a hell of a lot of money on 4 Chanel items. Oops! Worth it though! I went to the Estee Lauder counter, where the girl was so bloody lovely. I had recently tried out Double Wear, which is a bit different for me. Now, I'm all for full coverage, that's me down to a T, but I've always been slightly wary with DW due to the fact that I've seen people wearing it and look incredibly cakey. However, blended in nicely with the Real Techniques buffing brush, this looks really lovely, and I just love the longevity of it, and how it lasts all day. Perfect for me. I got matched to the shade 'Desert Beige', so definitely picking this up on Friday.

Really wanting the CHANEL Soleil De Tan after using Jordan's, I'm completely sold on the beautiful product and just know that I need this in my life too. I think I might just have to wander to the CHANEL counter after picking up the Estee Lauder Double Wear. More on make up, is the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. I've seen a lot of people rave about this, and I've been intrigued by this for a long time. I used to be all about tinted moisturisers, til blemishes appeared and I was all for a full coverage foundation, however I am still itching to try this, so perhaps I'll pick up a sample on Friday too. This Laura Mercier body souffle smells absoloutley divine, seriously it smells SO good. Putting this on after a nice long bath would just be pure heaven! Lastly on the Make-Up front is this Nars highlighter. Forever wanting products that give me a luminious glow, and especially with the winter months approaching imminently, it's about time I purchased this. I can see this looking really beautiful with a peachy-toned blush and a natural flawless base.

Clothes... all of these, bar the bag and the Nike Blazers are Topshop. What can I say? I love Topshop! After work on Friday, I'm purchasing all of these FINALLY. I think it's safe to say I am fully embracing the camo trend. Like my Topshop wishlist post, I featured the MIGHTY boots and the Camo Jacket, and they're both still firm favourites and I am still eager to purchase these beauties. The boots are just gorgeous and will look lovely with jeans, leggings and dresses. I know I will definitely get a hell of a lot of wear out of the boots! I can't wait. The 'Geek' t-shirt I originally saw a few weeks back in a burgundy colour, which I did prefer, however I still really like this, and I love t-shirts with motifs and writing, and think it's perfect with the camo jacket, leggings, and flats or even the Nike Blazers. Of course, had to include a knitted jumper in here too, camo of course. So beautiful. Will look pretty over dresses, which speaking of dresses I just adore this red printed floral tea dress. I can see myself wearing it with a leather biker and the boots featured here!

How long have I wanted Nike Blazers for now? Seems like FOREVER. On Friday these babies will be mine. Not in this colour though! I'm thinking a cherry/burgundy colour, hoping they have them in my size in Footasylum! *please do*

Lastly, I really need a new bag. I have so many bags, but it has occured to me that I don't have a black bag. Who doesn't have a black bag? Seriously! Most of my bags are either tan/cream or like a dusty pink colour, so It's about time I bought myself a black one. A big one. I love this slouchy style satchel. More than likely I'll have a look around Topshop, as long as I get a bag I don't care!

I could probably be here forever with wishlists, who couldn't be? I love making lists of what I want!

Hope you're all okay! I'm currently feeling very sorry for myself, as I'm sick, solidering through it though and going into work! Think I got the worst of it yesterday, thankfully.
Much Love

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

bioderma crealine h20

Bioderma Crealine H20 is one of the most hyped up products in the beauty world, and all over the blogosphere, and quite right it should be, because this product is truly amazing and lives up to all the hype surrounding it.Micellar and water based cleansers are extremely popular right now, with many more brands markerting their own version of the Bioderma, such as the No7 Cleansing Water.
Bioderma makes the boring task of taking off your make up, so much more easier and effortless, which is what I love about this! As much as I like deep cleansing, for days when you have lots of eye make up on, or for when you really can't be bothered, this product truly is a god send. With this, I only have to use around 3-4 cotton pads, sometimes less! The product just instantly dissolves my make up, eye make up too, without smearing it all over my face, as well as it not stinging or being sensitive! I just love this because I wear a lot of eye make up, and it is perfect for removing it in one cotton pad! After using the Bioderma, I'll usually follow up with a more of a deep cleanser, especially if I've worn a bit more make up, and then carry on with my usual evening skincare routine, however most days when I'm feeling lazy (which is a lot!), I'll just use the bioderma and skip the deep cleanser, and then carry on with moisturiser.

As you probably all know, getting hold of a bottle of this good stuff, is difficult, as it isn't stocked over here in England, with it being a French product, it's mainly stocked in French Pharmacies, so buying it off a truster seller off Ebay is your best bet, which is where I purchased mine for just £12.95. However, they have now started stocking it in the new impressive Beauty Mart in Harvey Nichols in London. So, for all you londoners, you can get your mitts on it there!
Definitely think they should bring the beauty mart to Harvey Nichols in Manchester please...It looks AMAZING. I am definitley going to be stocking up when I go to London soon! But, until then I shall be using Ebay. Which reminds me I need to purchase some more! I just love this SO much. I've even been taking it in to college for when we've been doing different make up looks, and everyone seems to love it on my course, and now they're all out purchasing too!

Well, it seems everyone is on board with this little gem, so have you tried this before? There's different Bioderma products I'm wanting to try too, such as the Bioderma Sebium to see how that differs, as well as their moisturisers and treatments! Has anyone tried any from the Sebium range?

Much Love


Saturday, 13 October 2012

topshop | wishlist

Working at OUTFIT definitely has a lot of advantages. Being surrounded by lots of amazing clothes daily, is pretty amazing, however I seem to be spending and spending, but I just can't help myself. Topshop is definitely my downfall at work, and these are just a small selection on items I've had my eye on for a while! Currently waiting for payday before I can actually splurge on these.
I love the Camo jacket, this is just the plain one that is £48, however I also like the studded one which is £58. I just don't know which one I prefer. I'm fully loving the Camo trend, which has been all over everywhere recently, every brand on the high street has their own version of the military jacket, and everyone I have seen I have pretty much fell in love with. There's some right nice ones on Missguided too, as well as THAT Zara jacket dupe.
Leather skirts. Oh how I love thee. Seriously, I've seen so many people trying these on in the fitting rooms, and It's just made me want these even more. The fit is just perfect, it's so effortlessly chic, and would look SO nice with a collared blouse or even a slouchy tee. I love the gold detailing zips on the front too.
Studs are everywhere. And this cardigan is nice and snug and cosey and studded. I just love it.
 I think it's perfect to wear anywhere. Definitely toughens up your average knitted black cardigan!
This floral tee is so pretty, and I can see myself pairing it with these MIGHTY boots (yes that's what they're called!) been after the boots for a long time, and they would look fab with jeans, or even the leather skirt.
Skater dresses are just my type of dress. The fitting of them are so generous and so flattering, and I think they're perfect with a biker jacket, and chelsea boots. Definitely a winter staple with the burgundy colour and print.
More studs. More collars. Just love these simple tshirts and how they can just be livened up with collars and studs, perfect casual or glammed up.
A proper winter coat is on my wishlist, because let's be serious a leather biker is never going to keep me warm, and if it's going to be any colder than what it is already, then this coat is going to be a massive investment. Plus, it's super pretty. The fur collar is so so nice, and I just want this now.
Acid bleach washed jeans are the best kind of jeans. I love them. I love these. I need them. I really do. They would look great with converse, a tee and a biker jacket. I'm trying to convice myself that yes, I do need all of these. Because, I do. And I will. Oh payday, please, hurry on by.
I could easily have everything at the moment in store. A/W collections are the best collections, so many knitted jumpers, so many beautiful dresses.
What are your favourite picks this months from the high street?
Have you any of the stuff listed above?
Much Love

Thursday, 11 October 2012

nivea | double effect eye make up remover


Another thing I recently bought to try out is the Nivea Daily Essentials double effect eye make up remover. WOW. That's a mouthful. But yes, that is what this is, and first things first. I absolutely love this. I had previously tried the normal Nivea eye make up remover, and that was well to put it in simple terms, incredibly rubbish! This however, is a whole different story, this is bloody fantastic at removing eye make up. For days when I don't use my Bioderma, this is where this baby comes in. 

I love this because it's an oil formula, and I find that cleansers or eye make up removers, that are oil based work best at removing every last scrap of mascara and eyeliner, and this definitely lives up to that. I only need to use one cotton wool pad for each eye when I use this, where as if I was to use a standard eye make up remover, I'd probably need about 3 or 4. 
If I'm honest I don't particularly usually go for eye make up removers, as I like a cleanser that also removes eye make up, but this one is just a great exception, and definitely makes removing my make up less of a chore.

It's simple, it's easy, it works and the best bit is that it's cheap, and without a doubt I'll definitely keep on repurchasing this. I don't know why I never tried this sooner?!

Have you tried this?
What are your favourite eye make up removers?

Much Love

Saturday, 6 October 2012

sleek lipsticks | barely there & candy cane


I bought some lipsticks on a blog sale, these two and a MAC one, but I just love these two, so thought I would dedicate a whole post to them.
These two are the Sleek Sheen lipsticks in 'Barely There' and 'Candy Cane',
I have found myself reaching for both of these lately, more so 'Barely There'.
It appears I'm a massive fan of a more subtle nude lips lately, as apposed to my signature bright blue toned pink lipsticks. Now, don't get me wrong, I will forever have a long lasting love affair with my bright lippys, but there's just something about the nude lips. I'm fully embracing the whole 'your lips but better' shades recently. I seem to be creating bold looks and statements with my eyes, and then opting for a natural colour for my lips.

I adore the texture of these lipsticks. They're a Sheen finish, and are so beautifully creamy and when applying on to the lip, it just glides on effortlessly. And, the longevity of these is just amazing, the staying power is too good. I applied this at 6am for a 9 hour day at work, and even by midday it was still intact and looked as though as good as new. That's definitely a good thing for me, I like my lipsticks to have good staying power, I don't want it just resembling a stain. The good thing about these, is that they're so highly pigmented, you don't need to apply a lot, so will definitely last you a good while, but I will certainly be repurchasing these, they're just that good!

You can purchase Sleek lipsticks from Superdrug and online, and they're only £4.99! Incredibly affordable for such a great product. I've seen so many different shades I now want to buy, Coral Reef being one of them!

What do you think of these?
Do you already own any Sleek lipsticks?

Much Love

Friday, 5 October 2012

baked bronzer | vivo cosmetics


I picked this beautiful bronzer up a few weeks ago after I finished work, I nipped into Tesco only for a Pepsi Max and Glamour magazine, and ending up coming out with various different beauty items. Ultimate fail on my part. BUT, I am now a beautiful bronzer up in my collection, so really, is it a fail? 
I think not.

I have never really looked into the brand Vivo and if I'm honest I don't know too much about it, the only product I am familiar with from the brand is their brow kit, I haven't used it but I have heard lots about it. I have been after a decent, new bronzer for a while now, and I needed one quick, so after browsing through the different brands, this is the one that struck out the most at me. This is in the shade 'Healthy Glow'. It reminds me a hell of a lot of MAC's mineralize skinfinish gold deposit. It's super pretty, and I love the little swirls and the specks of shimmer. This is everything I didn't want in a bronzer. I was specifically looking for just a perfect matte bronzer, but once I saw this I just fell in love. Completely and utterly. This is just perfect for creating a natural sunkissed golden glow on your face, and if you work it well it really can look natural, however if you just pop it on haphazardly without working it in to the skin, it can look cakey and definitely like you've just rolled around in a pool full of bronzer. 

I like to apply this in a 3 shape on my face, starting at my temples and coming down into the hollows of my cheeks which creates a C shape, which is a perfect starting point for contour, but then I carry it on into a 3 by sweeping across my jawline. I then blend, blend, blend. I also like to add a little bit on to my nose, just by using the remaining powder from the brush, not adding any more. I like applying my bronzer in this technique as I think it doesn't look too harsh and OTT, as if I was to just buff my brush all over my face.

Really loving this bronzer at the moment. 
Don't you just love it when you find a pretty amazing new product?
What are your favourite bronzers? Any recommendations?

Much Love

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

A week without blogging?!

It feels like forever since I last posted, when really it's been just over a week. Still though, that's way too long, and I've had LOTS to blog about, no writers block(bloggers block?!) if that's what you're thinking. Just my laptop. The silly thing decided it didn't want to turn on for a few days, despite being on charge. Very annoying! And, with no posts scheduled, and the blogger app on the iPhone being the way it is (incredibly shit if you want to know!) I couldn't post :( I think I need a MacBook as soon as possible. Anyway, I haven't done a little Instagram update post in a while...
nothing like a early morning sugar fix, creating daywear looks, before work, shoes ft make up brushes drying, outfit sort of, making a butterfly moodboard, my mum and her nelly shoes and gorgeous legs, mum and me, glittery eyes me, legs ft pepsi max, energy fix ft fave read, make up goodies, selfie, animal print body art, being vain at work,  my nelly shoes finally arrived, oh hello pretty diet coke can, must stop spending money, bioderma yay, creating evening wear looks.

I've been so busy with work and college and more work all on very little sleep, really don't know how I manage it to be honest. Really loving both work and college though, everything's still fabulous. As if it's October though, everything is just going too quick, not sure whether that's a good thing though! Now, I must try to sleep, work tomorrow and then I can relax and enjoy my day off on Wednesday. YAY.  More like, WednesYAY.
 Seriously. I should just be quiet now and sleep.

Hope you're all fab!
Much Love