Everyday makeup with new products - including Kylie Jenner and Charlottle Tilbury!

Friday, 29 January 2016

So you know what it's like at Christmas, you end up buying all the makeup that's on your wish list and then you have no money left. Yeah, hopefully it's not just me. But I can say that it was all worth it as every new product I've bought I've absolutely loved and has become a staple in my routine, so I thought I'd give a couple of mini reviews!
First of all, yes I managed to get my hands on the infamous Kylie Jenner Lip Kit in Candy K. I was on the website praying that it wouldn't crash and when I got the confirmation email I was embarrassingly happy. The shipping price was ridiculous but it actually came really quickly, and the first thing I loved about this product was the packaging as I felt well crafted and worth the money. On to the actual product, I'm in love! The liner feels so smooth and easy to apply and it's literally the perfect pinky nude for my lips, and it has great lasting power very similar to the MAC liners. The liquid lipstick I feel is a slightly different shade as it looks a lot darker, and on top of the liner it gives your lips a more plummy brown look which personally I think is so flattering and really gives you the 'Kylie' pout!
I also got a couple of things from MAC, including the Prep and Prime highlighter in Bright Forecast. The product itself can look a bit scary as it comes out a bit orange, but once blended into the skin (under the eyes, along the nose and forehead) it makes you look so fresh and gives you a healthy glow. I also got a Powder Blush in Desert Rose and it just gives your cheeks a flawless pinky flush of colour, which I really think helps your contour and highlight blend together so they don't look so strong.
Speaking of highlight and contour, I treated myself to some Charlotte Tilbury while I was in London, and I picked up the Filmstar Bronze and Glow. I really had to restrict myself as I just wanted to buy everything, but I knew I would end up with this as it's just so beautiful! The contour shade is perfect for me as it's quite subtle but your can build it up for nights out, and the gold highlight is so pretty that you just want to keep piling it on!

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope the pictures are ok quality as I had to take them on my phone!

Men's Fashion Week: Take note from the boys

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Hi guys, just a little post to say that I've written an article over on my student newspaper The Knowledge if you want to go check it out!
It was a really fun piece to write as I wanted to look at how Men's fashion can inspire our own wardrobes by look at all the styles from the recent Men's Fashion Week in London.

Thanks for reading!

Click here to view my article.

OOTD - Statement Coat

Monday, 14 December 2015

Coat - M&S
Top - H+M
Jeans - New Look
Bag - Topshop
Hello everybody! I realized the other day that I haven't posted an OOTD in a long time, mainly because I suck at them, but today I just felt like it!
I got this coat as an early Christmas present and I'm so in love with it! It's that 70's carpet/old granny style which for some reason looks really good and goes with pretty much every outfit. I wore it with this really cute crop top from H+M that was only £5 in the sale. Amazing. I also love these high waisted jeans they're such a good fit, and this gorgeous nude bag is so huge it fits absolutely everything.
I can't believe Christmas is so soon! I really want to try and post more over the holidays, starting with some photos from London! I'm going next week and I can't shop basically.
Thanks for reading!

The Barbican

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

My thoughts on arriving in Plymouth.

The water was a crystal clear blue, glistening with the autumns suns rays and was disturbed only by a gentle breeze. The ripples echoed with history, and stories from the past filled my imagination. It was my first time seeing Plymouth’s Barbican, known as the old harbour, and it felt like I was a hundred miles from the bustling city that I had walked through only minutes ago. It was a part of Plymouth I had never seen before, and it felt as though it had been barley touched by the modern hand. As I walked along the narrow footpath gazing across the water I came to a stone archway.
Standing underneath, I ran my hand over the grey metal plague of the Mayflower steps, remembering the sailors that journeyed to the new world and voyaged to the unknown. The intricate gold lettering made me picture what my surrounding must have looked like when they set sail. The cobblestone path filled with voices saying their goodbyes, not knowing when they would see them again, or what they would be like when they did. The sound of horse’s hooves would clip along the pavement, as the fishing boats bring in the catch of day and cause seagulls to flock.
The old, misshapen houses still had their character from when they where first built, undisturbed since then, even surviving the second world war. Though now they had been turned into coffee shops and art galleries, with families enjoying the last of the summer weather.
Still with the image of ships going to the new world in my mind, I couldn’t help but think of my own journey.
Here I was in this new city ready to start University. My first week was already coming to an end and everything had happened so quickly that all my panic and stress from the first day seemed all but forgotten. My thoughts felt as tranquil as my surroundings, and an unexpected wave of calmness washed over me. I could sense my eyes brighten with optimism over my future here, and it was a relief to realise I was doing the right thing.
Like explorers from centuries before, I didn’t know what lay ahead, but that thought was exciting. It was encouraging. As the sun began to set, the visions from the past began to disappear. The coffee shops were closing and the wind began to chill. With my skirt billowing around my knees and my hair tickling my face, I turned to make my way back through the city.