Thursday, 20 February 2014

Everyday Neutral Makeup Look

Hello everyone! 

First of all, excuse my slightly puffy eye in the main photo. The skin under my eye is being a total butt - it's so dry! Does anyone know any products which could help with this? 

I thought I'd upload a little tutorial on an everyday neutral makeup look, as I've never done a post like this before so thought I'd give it a go! This is the sort of makeup look I would wear to sixth form, out shopping for the day etc. I normally stick to quite neutral colours and don't go too bold on the eye as I never like to look too dolled up during the daytime (...or just because I'm usually in a rush to leave the house). 

What I used for this look (in order)

- Benefit The POREfessional all over my face.
- Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in ''Classic Beige''; again covering my whole face.
- Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in ''Soft Beige'' under the eyes and on any other blemishes.
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in ''Transparent'' all over my face.
- Sleek Blush in ''Flushed'' on the cheeks.
- W7 Honolulu Bronzing Powder to contour.
 - Sleek Face Contour Kit Highlight on my cheekbones.
- Unnamed brown eyeshadow for the brows.
- Maybelline Colour Tattoo in ''On and On Bronze'' all over the lid.
- MUA Heaven and Earth Palette ''Shade 1'' all over the lid, and ''Shade 7'' on the outer lid and crease.
- Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara on the lashes.
- MUA Lipstick in Shade 2 on my lips.

I switch this look up a little bit on at least a weekly basis, and experiment with different neutral shades of eyeshadow almost every day. I know I'm no makeup artist at all but I thought I would just share this look with you all. I'm also sorry that the pictures aren't of the best quality to show the makeup, my camera isn't the best one going! Are there any good and fairly decent priced camera's anyone could recommend?

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Would you like to see me do more makeup look posts? If so, what looks would you like to see? 

Monday, 17 February 2014

L'oreal Colour Riche 353 Blueberry Crystal - Review

Hey guys!

Ages ago, my mum bought herself the L'oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Blueberry Crystal, never used it and ended up giving it to me. I was thrilled, as this was probably my 2nd lipstick I had ever owned - and I didn't have to pay a penny! 

The shade Blueberry Crystal is a rather unusual nude shade with a lot of glitter within it's formula. I'm not really a fan of glittery lipsticks and this is definitely far too overpowering in terms of the glitter. The shade is also not one to go for if you have tanned/olive skin, I do and it makes me look extremely washed out & ill. Although, on paler toned skin I have seen it looks a lot more complimentary, so I'm sure plenty of you would love this lipstick much more than I do! 

On the plus side, the texture of this lipstick is super creamy and is extremely smooth to apply to the lips, and the packaging is also very sophisticated!

This lipstick retails at £8.19 and you can buy it here. Fairly pricey for a drugstore lipstick but I wouldn't mind trying it in a different shade, as the texture and application is impressive!

Have you tried any of the L'oreal Colour Riche Lipstick? What is your favourite?
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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Calvin Klein Delicious Luxury Creme Lipstick: Review

Hey guys!

About a month ago, I decided it was time to place my first ever order with Fragrance Direct. After hearing so many good things about the site and seeing for myself all the bargains they have, I picked up a few items. 

Two of the items I picked up were the lovely Calvin Klein Luxury Creme Lipstick's for only £1.99 (RRP £13.50). Wow! Such a great saving I just couldn't resist. I decided to got for the shades Orange Too and Sinful; but there are so many colour choices I struggled to decide what to get!

Left - Orange Too      Right - Sinful

These lipstick's have quite a thick consistency and are very pigmented. On application I found Orange Too to be a little bit more of a matte/dry texture than Sinful is, but I have not found it to actually be drying on the lips. The staying power of these lipstick's is incredible (better than most of my other lipsticks), although I do find myself re-applying on occasion, but that is the case with most darker/brighter lipsticks. 

At first glance the shade Orange Too may seem a little daring, but it's such a lovely orange/coral shade and I have worn this a lot even in the day time to sixth form as it isn't too in your face! Sinful is a lovely creamy pinky red colour and would look absolutely lovely on a night out.

Orange Too
Left - Orange Too          Right - Sinful
These lipsticks are amazing value at only £1.99, and you get 3.5g of product which is definitely a decent amount; especially for the price! You can view the other colours here.

Have you got any of these lipsticks? What is your favourite shade?

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Sunday, 9 February 2014


Hello everyone!

This week I have found myself doing a little (...a lot) of online browsing on Boohoo. Due to Valentine's day coming up in less than a weeks time, I've been on the hunt for the perfect dress to wear out! This time last year I would have shied away from almost every style of dress apart from the trusty little skater dress, but I'm enjoying experimenting with different styles now.

One style of dress which has been catching my eye this week is the swing dress. Similar to a smock dress in it's loose fitting, it seems to hang so beautifully and I would definitely say it's a style which would look flattering on most body types/shapes! The style can be easily dressed up and down, worn all year round and if I'm honest - I can feel them luring me in and calling my name. Maybe I should dislike them for causing my bank balance to drop?

Here are just a couple of swing dresses which have stood out to me the most on Boohoo, and one of these two is likely to be the main piece of my Valentine's Day outfit!

Left: Acid Wash Swing Dress • £18 HERE
Right: Tapestry Scoop Neck Swing Dress • £18 HERE

I think these are both perfect to either dress up or wear casually, and for £18 they are both such a steal! 

What're your views on the swing dress & what is your favourite style of dress?

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