Saturday, 4 October 2014

Autumn Beauty

Hello everybody! 

Seeing as October is now upon us (is it too early to get excited for christmas?!) I thought I'd do a post on some of the beauty related bits and bobs that I'm most excited to wear this autumn, with some dark and berry toned lipsticks, gold-y bronze eyeshadows and some purple-y red nails! 
 The first lipstick is the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in black cherry. As you can see, its a stunning purple-y black colour which I would never usually gravitate towards but I actually love it! Whether I'll be brave enough to wear it out is another matter.. The formula of this is really good too- its not at all drying and goes on really nicely. 
 The second, less daring, lipstick is the Revlon Lip Butter in berry smoothie. It goes with so many eyeshadows and gives just a little bit of colour, perfect for everyday use in autumn!
Last but not least is the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107. This is the mattest lipstick out of all the ones I've mentioned- I do find it a little drying (so make sure to pile on the lip balm beforehand!) but the beautiful berry-red tone is perfect for all skin tones!
After seeing this L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Varnish in the shade 409 on my friend Cherie's blog, I couldn't resist picking it up in boots earlier on this week! As you can see, its a very similar shade to the Revlon Lipstick with a slightly redder tone. 
 Two of my favourite eyeshadows for this autumn are the L'Oreal Colour Riche in gold mania and Mac's bronze. Both are very easy to wear, on their own or as a base for other shades!

I hope you all enjoyed this post- let me know in the comments your favourite beauty products for autumn! Have a good week-end :) 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Styling a Shift Dress; Outfit #1


Tartan Shirt- New Look 
Loafers- Primark
Parka- ASOS
 Shift Dress- Missguided (I couldn't find the exact dress that I'm wearing here, but did find several very similar ones herehere, and here


Something I missed out of my Birthday Haul post (intentionally, because I knew it would be showing up a lot on here over the next few weeks!) is this plain black shift dress- from Missguided. I had been on the search for a shift dress for a while, so I was really happy to find one that I liked and immediately stuck it on my birthday list! Anyway, seeing as I will no doubt be getting a lot of wear out of this- I thought I'd show you some of my favourite ways to style the shift dress and hopefully make a little series for the next month or so! For this outfit, as you can see, I went for a tartan shirt (which I think looks nice tied around the waist as well as on) with my khaki parka and then some simple loafers on my feet. I love how simplistic yet autumnal this outfit feels- and I can't get over how comfortable the dress is. Also- the parka is such a bargain! Make sure to be quick if you want to order it, I'm not too sure how long the sale is lasting!

Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Wales

Hello everybody! 

This is another very overdue post (this is the last one, I promise!) but during the last few weeks of the summer holidays (I told you it was overdue!) I went to Wales with my family for a week and stayed in a house in Pembrokeshire. We spent a lot of time walking on beaches and coast paths, pottering around towns and we also went on a boat ride on one of the sunnier days! The place we were staying at and the places we visited were all so beautiful- so I thought I'd show you a few of my favourite pictures from the week.

 Thanks for reading!

Have you ever been to Wales?

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Birthday Goodies

Hello everybody!

I'm sorry for not having blogged for a while- but seeing as I have just started sixth form, everything is a little hectic (and very exciting) and I am also having to borrow my Mum's computer, as my laptop's fan decided to break on me a few days ago. Anyway, it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I thought it was about time I did a rather overdue post on the amazing gifts I got from my family and friends! I would just quickly like to say that I am so grateful for all these gifts and that I'm not bragging in any way, but I personally love reading these type of posts (probably because I'm extremely nosey) and I know that any make-up or clothes lovers may be interested in seeing what I got! I'll try and put links to everything below, in case you're interested in something!
 
 
 Starting with clothes, my two main presents from my family were these two gorgeous coats! I always find myself without a warm coat at this time of the year, when its starting to get colder here in the UK, so this parka (which is from ASOS) seemed like a very good thing to put on my list. As you can see, it comes with a faux fur hood and a fluffy inside which is perfect for the colder months!
The second, less practical, coat is from Missguided. It's not as warm as the parka but its pink and beautiful and I couldn't resist it!
Moving on to more random bits and bobs- I got this Fairy Dust candle from my Mum which smells amazing! You can find this on amazon.
 
From my best friend, Eleanor, I got this gorgeous frame which she had filled with some of my favourite pictures of the two of us from our holiday to Italy! I think this is such a thoughtful gift and I've been meaning to put some pictures around my room for ages so I absolutely love this! She also got me some chocolates (which were eaten immediately!) and some things for my room.
 
Onto beauty related things- I got some beautiful Essie nail varnishes from a few of my best friends. The blue-y grey shade on the left is called cocktail bling and the pinky shade on the right is called eternal optimist.
 The same friends who got me the nail varnishes, Olivia and Ciara, also picked out these two beautiful mac eyeshadows! They both chose two perfect shades for me, that I know I'm going to get loads of wear out of. The shimmery pink shade is called gleam and the bronze shade is (fittingly) called bronze!
From one of my closest friends, Cherie, I  received the Revlon Lip Butter in the shade berry smoothie which I have been meaning to try out for ages! She also very kindly got me a beautiful L'Oreal eyeshadow which will no doubt be featuring on my blog very soon!

I haven't included everything, to avoid a very photo heavy post, but from my Grandma I got some beautiful things for my room and my Mum and Dad very kindly picked out some Lush things for me. (I might do a lush haul later on to show you those things!) 

I hope you all enjoyed this post, have a good week! :)