Saturday, 17 March 2018

   Yes, it's finally happening, I'm getting one step closer to being as cool as Dua Lipa. Well, kinda - With my H&M stripes this look became more Parisian than expected. For this make up look though, I'm taking what seems to be one of her simpler, everyday looks, with natural, dewy skin, eye liner, signature bold brows, and a nude lip. To be honest, this wasn't too complicated to re-create, and most people will have these (if not similar) make up products at home too. As always, I'm no professional here, and this look is very much different to my own - Trust me, the brows are something to get used to. But I have rather missed wearing eye liner, as I'm mostly a mascara girl now, and so I may have to start up my winged eyes again after this. 

P R O D U C T S  U S E D 

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation (1.1 N)

Bourjois Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer (51 Light Radiance)

NYX High Definition Blush (Taupe)

Soap&Glory Glow All Out Highlighting Powder (Shimmer Switch)

Make Up Revolution The One Blush Stick (Dream)

Urban Decay Ultimate Naked Basics Palette (Faith, Tempted and Blackjack)

Glossier Boy Brow

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (Trooper Black)

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

NYX Lip Lingerie (03 Lace Detail)

MAC Lipstick (Creme Cup)

Saturday, 10 March 2018

   In the past year, it would seem that I've become a little obsessed with scents, and my collection started to grow because of it. Whether it was high street or high end, I'd gathered myself a fair few bottles of perfumes and sprays, which isn't the worst thing in the world (As I'd never smell too bad!). After finally running them down, I'd got myself a few empties, so what better way to share them with you? A few of these scents also have personal meaning to me as well, which is always lovely to remember, as a scent can bring many memories with it.


   This scent truly reminds me of my early teen years, as it was one of the first 'proper' perfumes that I'd started to wear. From a young age I've totally been in love with New York, and so you can see why this was one of my faves. The apple-shaped packaging is unique to the brand, and it's signature scent will always be memorable for me. I'd say the scent itself is quite fruity and sweet, but in a mature way - So it's nothing too sickly sweet, and is perfect for someone wanting a first 'grown-up' scent to wear everyday.


   Unlike Be Delicious, this scent from Gucci is definitely more of an older scent. I'd received this as a birthday gift, and was delighted to try my first higher-end perfume. First of all, the packaging is pretty beautiful, with the sleek shaping of the bottle and chrome, bamboo top. The scent has mainly floral notes, with some sweetness, but in a sexy, sophisticated way. I'd always get complements when wearing this, however sadly with a Gucci price tag, I don't think that this will be a regular purchase for me. Although, this would be perfect as an evening scent, and something to treat yourself with. For me, I'll always remember this scent as one were I left my teen years behind me.


   Now, if you're more on a budget, then Soap&Glory will always be my go-to for high street scents. I've talked about this too many times to count on my blog, but Soap&Glory truly are the best here, as their perfumes are easily accessible to buy, cheap, and last a fairly long time (Unless you're a serial sprayer like myself). This original scent from them has been in my collection since high school, and with it being more of a body spray, it feels much fresher and can be easily travelled with if you need a top-up. The scent has much stronger floral notes, which can be hit and miss with some, but if you love their original body butters then you'll love this.


   Carrying on with my Soap&Glory love affair, their Sugar Crush scent is by far my favourite. I'd first purchased the same scent but in their body spray form, and then realised that it also came in a fancier, glass bottle version too. As a gift, I'd be more than happy to receive this, and I will say a bottle this size can last for a fair few months. As you'd expect, this scent is sweet and fruity, reminding me of summer holidays and mojitos. With notes of vanilla and lime, this is an amazing scent for summer, but with its low price tag, you'd definitely be able to afford this all year round if you wanted to.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

   Thankfully spring is finally forthcoming, and that means later sunsets (Much to my delight as a blogger!) and sunnier days, however with a chill still lingering from winter, finding transitional pieces can be difficult with the ever-changing British climate. That's why I've been trying to get the most out of my knitwear over the past month, and instead of layering like I would during winter, I've simplified the classic knit cardigan. This yellow knit has been in my wardrobe for years, seven years in fact, if you want the specifics - So sadly this may not be available anymore, but fear not as this mustard colour has surely made it's way back on to the high street.

   I've seen this cardigan-style top become popular on IG over the past month or so, and I wanted to try it for myself. I will say that it's a great way to dig out the winter knits for that little bit longer, although be aware of a nip slip scenario if the knit is quite holey like this one (I'd recommended a bralette underneath). Along with this mustard shade, I've been loving dark, indigo denim, and these MOM jeans from Zara complement the look perfectly. For me, the MOM style have become my go-to in jeans, mostly because of how they feel and fit with my body shape.

   As for accessories, by keeping it simple with this Topshop necklace, the accent of gold looks great with the warm yellow. It also doesn't distract too much and adds detail to what would normally be a very simple look.

   Normally, posting style pieces on this blog is a rarity, although I want to change that and become comfortable in posting outfit edits more often. My style has definitely been changing over the past year, as I've discovered way more colour and print. Although it takes pieces like this yellow knit to make me realise that my style has only evolved, evidenced with this cardigan lasting the test of time through many spring clear outs - And of course it will surely stay with me for many more years to come.

Mustard Cable Knit Cardigan - New Look Fashion (Similar)

Indigo Denim MOM Jeans - Zara

Necklace - Topshop

Saturday, 24 February 2018

   For me, I always enjoy re-kindling my love for a certain beauty product, and this time it's been a bold lip from NARS, in the form of their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square. When I saw a recent-ish image of Suki Waterhouse on Instagram, I totally fell in love with this bright, orange-toned red on her lips, paired with a bold brow, golden eye and glowy skin - A similar look which I wore some summers ago HERE. Of course I had to try this look for myself, and I thought that it worked rather well alongside my New Look 'Funday' jumper. I've been loving bright colours recently, trying to incorporate them into my wardrobe, as well as my make up looks. And so this one from Suki is right up my street, and quite easy to re-create for yourself if you fancy it?

P R O D U C T S   U S E D

Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Matte Rescue

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation (2 Fair)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Chantilly)

The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder (01)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Luminous Light)

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Blush (010 Santa Rose)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Lightscapade)

Soap&Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Crayon and Gel (Brownie Points)

NARSissist Palette (Hardwired)

Benefit Cosmetics Bad Gal Eye Liner

NARS Larger Than Life Eye Liner (Via De'Martelli)

Clinique High Impact Mascara

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Red Square)