Thursday, 27 February 2014

Avon Mega Effects Mascara

This mascara is interesting as it doesn't look like your average mascara wand.  

It currently retails for £10. I think this is quite expensive for an Avon product but it is still one of the cheaper mascaras around.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Illamasqua Gleam in Supernatural

This is my new favourite highlighter. I was lucky enough to purchase this in the Illamasquua sale for £5. It is currently retailing for £18 on their website and I believe in store too. I would definitely purchase this again at full price. Before this I was using a powder highlighter but now I am more open to cream highlighters. 

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Sunday Style: Wonderbra

Wonderbra is a brand that knows how to cater to women. I love love love their bras especially the strapless and the new perfect plunge.

I would really suggest buying one. There is usually some sort of offer going on as well. I think they are great to wear with recent fashion. Many dresses lately are low cut or have some sort of mesh cut out at the front. I know my first thought when I try one of those dresses on is 'what bra can I actually wear with this?'. Wonderbra has solved this problem.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Life: Starting University

A levels are definitely the hardest part to the university process. But once you are in the experience is something you will never forget. Getting my A level results was traumatising. When I signed in to UCAS I didn't see the congratulations I thought I would. At that point I thought my life was ruined but it all worked out in the end.

I started my first year in September 2012 at Hull Uni. As it wasn't my first choice I was so scared that I would have to live without an en-suite. One thing I would try and avoid is booking a holiday around exam results. I was due to go on holiday the day after results day so I was definitely missing out on some important details. Everything worked out in the end obviously.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Brit Awards 2014 Makeup Looks

Lets begin with Jessie J's lilac lips. I know what she was going for as lilac is going to be big in 2014. However, on the red carpet it didn't really work for her. This is a trend which many will find difficult to wear successfully. Lilac lips have been all over the S/S 2014 catwalks so she was willing to take the risk. Unfortunately it didn't work out for her this time. In the words of Jessie J 'The lip, didn't work. Get over it. I have. Onto the next look!'. 

Maybelline Color Show Street Artist Urban Vibe

I have been looking at the new Color Show polishes for some time. When I saw 3 for 2 on Maybelline in Boots I thought I would treat myself. Boots stock all of the colours and  they currently retail for £3.99. 

I applied my topcoat over Barry M Peach Melba but to appreciate the orange flecks in the nail polish I think a white base would be more suited. Unlike other top coats with bits this has plenty in so you don't have to fish them out. 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

FOTD: My Everyday Neutral Look

At the moment I use all these items for my everyday look. Certain items such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow pomade and Illamasqua gleam in Supernatural are new favourites. Everything else I have been using consistently for a while.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Sunday Style: Anything skater

I have so many dresses and skirts all with one thing in common. I think I have a problem when it comes to skater styles I might be slightly addicted. I think it all stems down to the fact that it is such a flattering cut.

I would wear everything skater if I could but the shops keep stocking them so I keeping buying. I just think they are such an easy way to create an outfit and they are flattering. Skater skirts ad crop tops are such an easy look to achieve. They can be as dressy as you want them to be. They are the ultimate day to night attire. 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in 240 Galactic Mauve

I'm not really a lipstick kinda girl but when I do buy lipstick I usually prefer them to be nude or understated. Unless I'm on the hunt for the perfect purple lipstick. I haven't had any Maybelline lipsticks before so I didn't really know what to expect. This retails for around £6.99. I purchased the colour 240 Galactic Mauve it is a really nice nude for my skintone.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills UK stockists

I have seen a lot of people being misinformed about where you can buy Anastasia Beverly Hills. You can purchase it in the UK. I have seen a lot of people being told they can only purchase products directly from Anastasia website.

Cult Beauty

Cult beauty stock the Anastasia Beverly Hills collection. They offer alerts when an item is out of stock. Standard shipping is £3.95 they also offer free shipping on orders over £50. I would recommend Cult Beauty. They also stock a variety of high end/luxury brands.

Professional Online Make-up

Pom also stock the collection. However, the shipping is £4.95. It is still an alternative however to the paying for shipping from America.

FOTD: Instagram inspired

I was going on a night out and saw this look on Illamasqua's instagram page so I thought I would do an inspired look. 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sunday Style: Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote

I hold my hands up handbags are my weakness. I have so many bags but that is fine because a bag is definitely a necessity. 

At the moment my new favourite bags are Michael Kors. I have wanted a Michael Kors bag for so long but I was undecided on the Selma or the Tote. In the end I decided on the tote because a tote goes with everything. 

Dye Time: Clip in extensions

I wear sew in extensions e.g. a weave. I'm not going to get in to the whole natural vs weave debate. Anyway, when my weave begins to lack volume I like to use clip in extensions. Instead of buying a pack of clip in extensions I usually just buy a packet of hair then sew the clips on myself. I ordered this pack of hair from Paks Cosmetics for £16.99 it was suppose to be £32. The hair is the American Dream Human Hair Luxurious Silky Straight weft in 20 inches. As this was in the sale you can't really pick the correct colour so I dye my hair. It is cheaper this way.

To dye the hair I used Garnier Colour Sensation in the colour Prestige Black. I purchased this for £3.30 from my local Home Bargains. It doesn't really need to be an expensive colourant for this job. The dye was really easy to use and the hair absorbed the colour great. 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

House of Holland Nailed by Elegant Touch: Tweed & Heartbreaker

Nail art is one of my favourite things to look at. I follow so many instagram pages filled with nail art pictures but sadly my natural nails aren't up to much. I admit I don't take the best care of my nails but to get my nail art fix I use to sticks on. My second love after nail art are definitely stiletto nails. When I found out House of Holland and Elegant touch were combining my two favourite things, I couldn't wait to buy them!

Life : My University Room

I am in my second year at university so have moved out of halls of residences into a shared house with my friends. Halls is definitely an experience I would want to relive over and over again. But being in a house is so much more homely. I live in a house of 6 girls including myself so you can imagine what our house is like. 

I live in one of the upstairs bedrooms which has an old fireplace. I  really liked this room when we came for a viewing so was happy when I pulled this one out of the hat.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Loreal Paris Elnett Satin Heat Styling Spray - Volume

I was in desperate need for some heat protection spray, it is a must for styling my hair! So when I spotted this new heat spray on the shelf I thought I'd give it a try. This currently retails for £3.99 in Boots and other high street stores. I purchased mine in the volume but it also comes in straight and wavy. I can't deal with my hair being flat it needs to be Victoria Secret model voluminousness constantly.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil

Body shop are a must for the majority of my skincare products. I always use their Vitamin C range but lately that hasn't been cutting it. My love with their Vitamin E range only began recently with the illuminating moisture cream. Now a new product I am currently obsessed with is the new Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil. It promises to give your skin an 8 Hour beauty sleep.