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SUMMER FAVOURITES

15 August 2018



So it has probably been a while since I've even wrote up anything about make up or current favourites but truth be told I just haven't... really been buying as much make up as I usually do. Two reasons why is that financially I am struggling so I can't buy as much as I used to and plus I don't wear that much make up anymore.

Actually I'm telling porkies - I do but I don't make it look as obvious so now I have started to stretch to a much more natural look. I've dropped the eye shadow since I can't stand how it looks on my eyes and makes them water too much and long gone are the days where I bother popping on any winged liner. I'm so over eye liner and I hate wearing it now.

For now I'm happy just sporting a much more natural appearance using tones that suit me rather than buying colours I like just because they're pretty.

As always the stunning Charlotte Tilbury Filmstart Bronze Highlighter never lets me down when it comes to enhancing a beautiful natural glow just on my cheek bones. Although sometimes I like to pop some on the tip of my nose just for the shine!

Also paired with the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush powder underneath which I absolutely love. It's light, it's airy and I will admit this is probably one of the best facial powders I have used that hide my blemishes fairly well and I never really need foundation when I put this on because it does a good job at concealing dark marks and pores




Although I ditched foundation once I came back from Japan (I had amazing skin due to the high humidity over there - at this time of years its scorching hot) and so the True Match concealer from Loreal is a god send. It's great to just dab on in the morning and blend in with my sponge. Quick and simple. Best concealer I have yet to use.

I don't usually buy from Chanel either and so from their new range Les Beiges  I am loving the compact. I got it in a medium since it isn't too light or dark for my skin tone which I always usually have a problem with but this is just the right balance. It's light and beautiful on the skin giving you a subtle glow.

Right now I'm in love with Mac's "Mocha" lipstick as it's such a beautiful peachy brown which is perfect for summer. I recommend it to all you lovely ladies reading this. It's long-lasting and the current shade for now before autumn hits us and we pull out the vampy reds.



But before then I would love to know, what make up products are you enjoying this summer?



XO



CHANGING?

1 July 2018


Yeah, it's been a while.

I hope you're all well at least.

So I've decided to just basically refresh and change almost everything on my social media.

I'm tired of keeping a perfect pink girly theme, tired of worrying about whether something is out of place in a flatlay and to be honest aren't they kind of overdone these days? I've always preferred outfit posts more and back in the day on my old Tumblr/Myspace I would document myself more on them in my outfits than I ever did with what I'm doing now - or was doing.


Dress: H&M / Bag: Maison De Reefur / Necklace: UOB 


I just suddenly have a new confidence and it may be down to just finishing university, travelling solo to Tokyo or just moving house. I don't know, I honestly don't. But I feel like it is for the best I do this as I feel better in my own skin. Going to Japan made me kind of let go of an image I was trying to keep in place... a cutesy, small girl with big eyes and to keep wearing pretty ultra sickly girly clothing I just got fed up of it all honestly. 

"Gotta keep it pink"

"Oh god no! That black doesn't go with my feed... no, no!"

"What if I loose followers? Jesus no, I can't ruin my feed." 

"Pink, pink! Only pink!"






Honestly I became obsessed with Instagram that I was freaking out if the theme wasn't matching and then one day I thought to myself "This is fucking weird... wait, why am I doing this still?"

That's when I decided enough was enough. I had to change my feed, social media, ect just the whole direction of what I was doing. Don't get me wrong, I dish out kudos to those who are patient enough to keep a theme and are very strict with their content. But I just can't do it anymore and I want to experiment with new things. 

I love girly stuff still but I feel older, I feel like I need to go with this style I am building up and have been for some time now. I just haven't ever posted what I truly like. I always posted pretty and cute things because others liked it - I wasn't blogging of myself. But I have to go in a different direction and be truer to myself. I was in a dark place at the beginning of the year still and now I am slowly weaselling myself out of that hole.

I know this post sounds so petty over something a little silly but for me I feel like it's a big deal as a blogger. 

Sometimes change is just for the best and I need to keep the ball rolling if I am going to be a brighter person. 

This goes to the rest of you too who is reading, if you feel like you have to change then do it. It doesn't matter whether its your content, diet, course of study or whatever else. There is no point loitering in something making you dissatisfied and unhappy. Once that first set is made you'll sigh with relief and go with it. Just trust me, kay? 


XO


STOCKING UP FOR SPRING

1 March 2018



So it's been a while since I posted but between university and working alas my day to day life I have picked up a few lovely treats I've had my heart set on for the past few weeks. 

I mean a girl has got to keep on top of herself hasn't she? Plus with winter coming to an end (is it really though? This is England) and with spring around the corner I want some new beauty products to refresh my current collection, also the best collections always come out during spring. 

Always.

My skin is being a bit of a diva right now because we're currently in-between winter and spring still so I found that my face actually hurts from the cold sometimes so I'm forever lavishing on hand cream and topping up on facial moisturiser since my skin can be a bit of a diva too. I've not completely changed up my skin care routine but I have left out a few products which I found were irritating my skin and causing me to have minor break outs - so bye bye and hello to these!








Pixi Rose Toner; I've started using the gorgeous new rose toner by Pixi and I've always had such good results whenever I've used Pixi despite not owning many products by them either. I don't know why I just don't buy from this brand a lot and I may just start to because this new toner is so refreshing, I love it and the rose fragrance isn't too strong too. It's a perfect balance between being there and not being too overpowering.

I know sometimes I've bought rose products and they end up making me smell like an old woman but this toner has a very weak scent but the scent is still very much present which I prefer.



Dior Forever Undercover 24Hr Full Coverage; I have been striving to find the perfect foundation for absolutely ages and while I do love the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation I still find it very patchy. I have scarring on my forehead and with olive skin comes dark spots so I'm quite self conscious about it therefore having a foundation with covers that up completely is vital to me. 

I was curious about this product and I thought I would order it which I did and I find this particular one by Dior to probably be on the same level as the Estee Lauder Double Wear  and my other Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation too. I stopped wearing the one by Lancome because it was causing me to break out - it's too perfumed and my skin felt really dry after taking that one off. 

This new one by Dior isn't too bad but it's very runny and I still have to pop on concealer before applying this. The longevity does live up to its name as I find it stays on throughout the whole day - from 7am when I'm getting up and coming home at 8 in the evening, I find its still pretty much immaculate but I have to touch up the obvious such as blush or a quick powder.  

It doesn't have an overpowering scent either which is good and so far I found this product has been absolutely fine on my skin so no break outs or blemishes (yay!). But I still wish it was that extra bit stodgy so it covered up my scarring. 






Guerlain Meteorites Heart Shape Strobing Palette; Ohmygodohmygod... so I've been pining over this gorgeous palette for ages - well since I saw the preview and I instantly just fell in love. It's one of my current favourite everyday products actually because it creates such a radiant look. I love natural make up and I wear it more than any other look. 

I've long ditched the cat winged liner, heavy clumped mascara from my college days and just very overbearing shades. This palette has very neutral colours so it's easy to blend them together and while the powder translucent too so its ideal for most skin tones I would say. 

I find it compliments my skin well despite being mixed race with olive skin so its wearable without making me appear to chalking looking. It's just nice for that extra bit of glow to your skin keeping your skin looking fresh and bright. 




Guerlain Heart catching Lipstick; Big sigh... yet another dreamy favourite. I just needed this lipstick too as well as the strobing palette and I am so glad I invested in this little treasure because it's such a lovely piece to have in my make up collection. 

I will be honest and say this lipstick - the design reminds me of Etude House's (South Korean brand) heart lipsticks. A lot of their products are very girly, pink and have cutesy designs too so I couldn't help but think back to their past collections. It's great moisture and lavishes your lips so perfectly. I refrain from using it too much just incase it loses the pretty heart shape!



Essie Nail Polishes; You know what, I'm actually quite late to the Essie party as I've only just started using this brand recently. Why? I got sick of Barry M and Sally Hansen. Sally Hansen is usually pretty good I find but certain polishes in shades I love chip quickly and Barry M is just a waste of time. I have to repaint all my nails the day after so I gave up on them. 

Essie has been doing me wonders recently and it lasts a full blown week which is amazing given with my job as well where it is fairly active and I'm using my hands all the time. I'm so in love with the shades too that I had to pick up "Ballet slippers" which is the milky light pink (I've used almost all of it now! But it requires many layers), "Spin the bottle" is the beautiful nude and I'm very much besotted with this shade and I find it compliments me very well. 

I do adore the darker shade "Bare with me" as its more of a plum than a pink I would say but I think I prefer the lighter colours much more as they're more girly and fitting for spring. I think I need all the colours in their collection though... gosh they're so pretty. I'm sorry I didn't start using Essie nail polishes sooner now! 







Have you picked any new beauty products up for spring? I’d also love to know your favourite finds.


XO

THE NEW CHLOE NOMADE EAU DE PARFUM

27 February 2018




Okay so this is probably the prettiest perfume I've ever owned.

Hands down.

Introducing the gorgeous new Chloe Nomade Eau De Parfum which is a new release to the current Chloe franchise along with its sisters Chloe Love Story, Love Chloe, Chloe signature parfum and the rest that follow this release is fairly different to the others within scent but probably more so in its appearance as I think the bottle looks like a handbag and very similar to the Chloe Drew bag. It's adorable!

Plus can we just take a moment or two to appreciate the pink and gold tones? I absolutely adore pink and gold together. It's so, so perfect. Don't you agree? All the more reason to snatch up this pretty little bottle and fast too!


So what makes this different? Well the new Chloe Nomade fragrance is here to erupt the bold and more adventurous side of Chloe ladies, the scent is extremely floral but it isn't so light as it has a lot of depth in it. It's equally as delicious on the skin compared to the previous editions but this one is a bit of a stretch. 

Chloe Nomade is yes, feminine but daring as it's quite spicy and brings out a much more dangerous side to the Chloe perfume collection. I'd describe this as a charming scent because it holds as a classic appeal with a modern take.

You can really tell that Chloe have ventured out of their comfort zone with this particular scent though because it does shift away from the gentleness Chloe usually possess with their scent, however that is what I love about this perfume is that sexy twist. 

It's gorgeous and I would recommend this scent for yourself or a loved one as a gift (mothers day is just around the corner!) if they are keen on very intense floral tones combined with tinges of citrus, cherry plum and oak moss. 

I have loved popping this fragrance on here and there before I head off out because its just so addictive. I wouldn't really say it is an everyday fragrance - it's more of a "I'll just whip this on before he arrives for our meal at 7" type but I just enjoy lavishing myself with it. What can I say? I love it!


We all know (well most of us do) that Chloe fragrances are literally heaven. So it is no surprise that this one is equally as gorgeous. They're always long-wearing, this one is especially as it lasts hours on end due to it being so prominent yet delicate. 

Chloe fragrances are always very versatile anyway, I always feel so much lighter and daintier whenever they're on me actually. They leave me feeling a new woman! Yet another amazing release from Chloe and it's available now. 





Have you had a sniff yet?


XO

Want To Know What I'm Currently Lusting Over? January Wishlist

12 January 2018




With the New Year comes new bits and bobs in all our favourite shops but because it's January usually it's a month when most of us are pretty broke until pay day since we splurged like crazy over Christmas (guilty!). 

I've got my eye on a fair few things I've seen that have only just come out and I'm going crazy over them because just how cute... A girl needs pretty things in her life okay! So here is what I'm currently fawning over: 



1. How gorgeous is this pretty pink coat from Dorothy Perkins though? It's so adorable and I have started to invest more colour into my wardrobe nowadays. I'm tired of wearing dark dull colours because although I still have a passion for black but I get fed up of having literally too much black or greys in my wardrobe nowadays. 

All the tops, coats and shoes I've recently bought have been in nudes, pinks or lighter greys. I really want this coat! It looks so cheerful and bright which is perfect for the next couple of months and it looks super cosy too.


2. Lush has finally released its new Valentines day collection out and with it comes the beautiful new bath bomb collection too. 

I have had the white version of this particular bath bomb which was stunning (not so much when the flower buds and petals get clogged up in your drain) but the water is scented so subtle with a gentle scent which leaves your skin extremely moisturised. I'm hoping this will be the same but except with pink bath water instead! How cute! 


3. I literally squealed when I saw these! These gorgeous boots from H&M in camel with the scallop edges remind me so much of Chloe's version! These are much cheaper and a nicer colour than the Chloe tan version too. I had to throw them in my bag though - they're already on the way to me as I'm typing this but for £29.99 what a bargain! Stock up for the spring ladies!


4. I love Diptyque already but their new beautiful collection for this season is outstanding. Their new pretty candle in "Rose delight" looks an absolute dream. I bet it smells so heavenly! I haven't got a Diptyque store me so I can't really go and have a look myself but I bet these are amazing. 


5. The price is a bit much but of course Dior isn't exactly cheap. I've been wanting to give their Dior Creme De Rose smooth plumping lip balm a try though for while now. I wonder if it's as creamy and lovely as it look though? I have read a few reviews and so far most are impressed at the quality. Cute!


6. For Christmas I got a beautiful charm Pandora charm bracelet off my mother and lately I have been looking at the beads I can start adding on to it. Everyone else in my family have Pandora charm bracelets apart from me (shocking!) but I wasn't sure I ever really wanted one but now I think I'm so besotted with it I can't wait to get some charms now. 

The new Pandora collection for Valentines day has caught my eye and so has this lovely little key charm too! It would make such a sweet gift for this upcoming Valentines day!


7. I've been loving Topshop lately and it is funny because I never used to shop there that often years ago, now I can't stop! I've fallen in love with this pretty white top but look at the sleeves! It's a beautiful hollow laced material which would look stunning on when the weather warms up a bit!


8. Charlotte Tilsbury - oh god she and her make up are a dream. Everything she brings out is always so stunning, amazing and fabulous quality in my opinion. 

But when I saw the new Brightening Youth Glow primer it caught my eye immediately and I really, really want to try it. I have only heard good things about it as of yet so It'll be interesting just to have a try! 





Have you got your eye on anything right now too? 

XO

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