Friday, 30 August 2013

Illamasqua Powder Foundation



I'm forever trying to find the perfect foundation and pressed powder to suit my pale complexion so when I visited the Illamasqua counter earlier this week I picked up the combined powder foundation in my shade. For those days where I don't want to wear a full foundation and then powder over the top this product is perfect for just that, a light dusting of colour and cover up. The formula is smooth on my skin and I can barely tell the product is there making my skin feel and look natural. The coverage is only light but it does exactly what I want it to do, gives me a light glow and evens my skin tone. I also wear the powder over the top of my full foundation on nights out to add an extra protective layer which I have found helps the foundation last all night! The packaging is beautiful, a little futuristic and comes with a a sponge applicator to apply the powder with. I love this product and couldn't recommend it enough!

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Have you tried Illamasqua's powder foundation?

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Blue Water



T O P. // New Look (sold out, similar colour here)
L E G G I N G S. // Primark
S H O E S. // Vans (last season, similar here)
L E A T H E R. G I L E T. // Topshop (sold out, similar here)
N E C K L A C E. // Primark
B R A C E L E T. // New Look
R I N G S. // Anchor River Island, Starfish H&M

I love patterned leggings, the way they can either be dressed up or dressed down and add a quirky look to your outfit. I picked up these blue water leggings from Primark for only £6 last week and just had to share them with you! The quality of the leggings are amazing, they're so thick, fit perfectly and don't go too baggy around the knees. The pattern is so detailed and the colours are incredibly bright which makes me love them even more! 

I found this perfect leather gilet in the Topshop sale a few weeks back for only £20! It's the perfect alternative to wearing a full jacket, especially if you like the biker style. I added chunky jewellery to my outfit, with a sea theme to compliment the water leggings.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturiser



Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser

I love body moisturisers but I'm usually in a rush in a morning to spend a lot of time applying it so more often than not I just go without which I don't like doing. Vaseline spray & go moisturiser is the perfect solution to my morning routine, I literally spray on the moisturiser and rub it into my skin within 5 minutes. It dries really quickly, is non greasy so I can put my clothes on straight and keeps my skin soft all day, perfect! I picked up the cocoa butter fragrance however, 2 others are also available if you would prefer a different smell, aloe fresh an pure oat extracts. This is definitely my new go-to moisturiser, although the price tag is a little high I still feel I get enough for my money, it really is amazing!


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Have you tried the spray & go moisturiser? What do you think?

Monday, 26 August 2013

My Top 3 Lip Balms (Carmex Lime, Sexwax, Blistex Raspberry Lemonade)


I own so many lip balms, I use them all day every day and after months of going through so many lip balms I thought I would recommend my Top 3!

1. // Carmex Lime Twist

My favourite lip balm in the world is Carmex, so when they brought out a lime flavour stick balm I had to give the new flavour a try. I absolutely love Carmex and I can't recommend this one enough! The flavour smells delicious, very zesty and the performance is incredible, I always have super soft lips after using this product. I love that when you use Carmex you can feel a slight tingly feeling on your lips, it proves that the formula is working!

2. // Sex Wax

Sex Wax is a fantastic, life saving thick balm that nourishes my lips through the summer heat and the cold winter breezes, the SFF20 is to thank for this. The scent is a subtle coconut which is nice for those days where you don't want to wear something that smells too strong. I picked up the Sex Wax balm on a recent surfing trip to Newquay, I used Sex Wax to wax my surfboard before heading out to surf and I love the smell of it! I decided to check out Sex Wax's other products and found this heavenly lip balm!

3. // Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast

Blistex raspberry lemonade is a balm I would recommend using just before bed as the formula is a little crumbly and doesn't sit very well under lipstick! However, it is perfect to wear just before bed as it sinks into your lips and makes them lovely and soft. The smell and flavour of the balm is an exact replica of raspberry lemonade, it smells so lovely and sweet!

Which is your favourite lip balm at the minute?

Friday, 23 August 2013

Snake Charmer


D R E S S. // Oh My Love (Sold out, similar items available here and here)
S H O E S. // Kurt Geiger
N E C K L A C E. // Thomas Sabo
R I N G. // Thomas Sabo

I have been buying items from Oh My Love for just over 6 months now and have been incredibly happy with all of my purchases from them! The items are amazing quality, all of the designs are extremely unique and the size XS is a perfect fit and length for my petite frame! I have been eyeing up all of the snake print collection for a while but couldn't decide which of the items to order between the dress, kimono, maxi skirt and crop top. The mixture of yellow, purple and brown tones are so individual which makes the dress even more striking!

I wore the gorgeous snake charmer dress with my brown Kurt Geiger shoes I bought at the beginning of this year to match some of the brown tones in the dress. I absolutely adore these shoes, they are unbelievably comfy, easy to walk in and have a beautiful design!

Staying with the snake theme I decided to wear my Thomas Sabo round snake pendant (which looks a little like the symbol from The Neverending Story book) and my favourite ring! I love this snake set by Thomas Sabo, the quality is outstanding and the jewellery designs are out of this world!

What do you think of my snake themed outfit? 

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Vans Liberty Art Collection


S H O E S. // Vans Liberty Authentic 

It's quite obvious that I absolutely love the Vans brand, so when they collaborated with Liberty fabrics (who I absolutely love) I just had to get my hands on a pair! Six different designs were printed onto Vans shoes, they are all so beautiful so I found it extremely hard to narrow my choice down to buying just one pair for myself! In the end I decided on the pink leaves design as I think the print is so unique and I adore the intricate detail of the leaf illustrations and the bold colours used really pop the Vans. On the first day of wearing the authentics I wore them with socks and my feet were absolutely fine, no blisters and no pain! So it didn't take me long to wear these babies in, and the size of the shoes are a perfect fit! The other designs are listed on the Vans website here and cater for everyones different tastes so there will definitely be a pair there waiting for you to buy. Go on.. treat yourself!

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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Urban Decay Goodies


E Y E S H A D O W S*. // Virgin and YDK
24/7 E Y E L I N E R*. // Bourbon
P R I M E R. P O T I O N*. // Greed

I won these beautiful Urban Decay makeup goodies at the Autumn/ Winter launch in Sheffield last Tuesday evening! If you would like to read the post all about it, please click here. My lucky ticket number was 591 for the raffle, I had all my fingers and toes crossed for winning as I didn't own any Urban Decay products so when my number was called out to win I couldn't believe it, I was so excited!!

Virgin is one of my favourite base eyeshadow colour that can easily be worn everyday so when I saw this colour in my goodie bag I was even more excited! The neutral hue of the eyeshadow sits beautifully on the eyelid, it can either been worn on its own with a flick of eyeliner for a simplistic look or used as a base to create a smoky look. Along with this Virgin I also received YDK, a brown/ gold shimmery shade that glistens in the light and compliments the other shade beautifully. Both of the eyeshadows glide along my lid wonderfully and the pigmentation is incredible, I only need to apply one coat to show the full colour. 

Bourbon, the 24/7 glide on pencil is a beautiful chocolate brown with little gold shimmers in the colour, I love the name of the eyeliner too! The pencil really does do exactly what is says on the packaging it glides on so easily and after wearing this eyeliner all day for work today it didn't smudge or fade! This is the best eyeliner pencil I have, I really can not fault it!

The last item I received was an eyeshadow primer potion in the colour Greed. The only eyeshadow primer I usually use is a cream based one from Dainty Doll so using a liquid primer was new to me. Once again, the liquid glides over my lid beautifully, without creasing and makes my eyelids so smooth before applying my desired eyeshadow! The gold toned colour makes the primer so unique and creates a beautiful gold shimmer with any colour eyeshadow I wear!

I absolutely love all of these products for Urban Decay! I can't wait to buy myself some more products, I am so impressed with the quality, pigmentation and the packaging is so beautiful!

Friday, 16 August 2013

Dungarees Daisy


D U N G A R E E S. // Boohoo
T O P. // Select (Sold out)
S H O E S. // River Island (Sold out, similar here and here)
S O C K S. // Topshop
N E C K L A C E. // Topshop (Sold out, Similar here)
R I N G. // Primark 

I've wanted a pair of dungarees all this summer! I looked at acid wash ones first, leather, dark denim, then finally decided on a pair of light wash frayed ones from Boohoo and they are perfect! I've never really worn light denim as I was under the impression my skin would look even paler if I wore it but I couldn't be more wrong, I think it compliments my pale complection wonderfully! I bought the dungarees in my usual size 6 which is a perfect fit, I love how this item can create so many different looks, wearing both straps, one strap or rolling down the dungarees just to wear as denim shorts.

I styled the gorgeous dungarees with my black cut out top from Select which is quickly becoming my new go-to crop to wear with anything and everything! The material is crinkled, a nice change from wearing plain material all the time and the cut out detail below the neckline gives the crop the perfect edgy look! I matched the top with my cut out Oxfords from River Island, the chunky style and cut out detail shows my lovely lemon socks off too! 

This is probably the first time you will have ever seen me wear jewellery that is gold as I am usually wearing silver pieces, but this unusual necklace is an exception! I picked up the chunky gold daisy chain from Topshop and was deciding whether to buy it in the shop for about half hour then took the plunge and bought my first ever gold coloured chain and I love it! I think the thickness of the chain looks beautiful against the large daisy pendant and is such a striking piece to wear not only this summer but all year round!

What do you think of my dungarees combination?