Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Life: Coping with your workload whilst at university

I'm probably not the best person to give you advice when it comes to completing uni work. I don't like to leave things last minute but I struggle to start my work. You have far less work to do now compared to the torture you go through to get here. 

But what actually happens is you will get assigned work due for 3 months time. When do you start? 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sunday Style: Ready for Spring Kimonos

Spring clothing has started hitting the shops. The sun is starting to shine so its time to shred those winter layers. 

I am currently loving kimonos. I am on the hunt for the perfect one for my holiday. Here are two that I think are really pretty that I may even buy.

Friday, 21 March 2014

How Much Does My Face Cost?

I have seen a lot of these 'how much does my face cost' posts floating around beauty blogs. I'm now curious to know what my face is worth. I'm just going to add up the makeup I use on my everyday look. 

I will just start with the very long list


Nars Pro Prime pore refining primer - £25


Mac Studio Fix Fluid - £21.50
Mac Matchmaster - £27


Mac Pro Conceal and Correct Palette - £35
Mac Studio Sculpt - £15

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

GlamST- Virtual Makeup Makeover

Haven't you always wanted to try new makeup without having to pay for it? GlamST allows you to do just that. It is already used by the likes of L'Oreal. 

I always struggle with finding lipstick shades as in most shops like Boots and Superdrug you just have general testers. I don't want to think about the lips it may have touched before. GlamST allows me try new colours without worrying. The brands on the site are readily available online and in stores. So you can find what suits you without leaving the house. My only issue at this moment in time is the lack of colours for darker skins. However, I'm sure this will be solved soon. 

I had a little play and this what I produced.  I used eyeshadow, eyeliner and lipstick.

Monday, 17 March 2014

La Girl Pro Conceal: Fawn, Toast & Dark Cocoa

I needed some new shades to update my concealer/contour routine. I saw rave reviews for La Girl Pro concealer so I thought I would give them a try.

I purchased mine through Amazon from the company Rude Cosmetics. They are from America so shipping isn't super speedy. My order took 14 days so £3 shipping was reasonable and they were £1.94 each.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sunday Style: Statement Necklaces

Statement necklaces are everywhere at the moment. They are the perfect accessory to give an outfit life. You don't need to have the biggest necklace in order to make a statement. They just have to be striking and set your outfit off.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Mini Haul: Ciate, Illamasqua, ASOS & Benefit

Here are just a few bits I have recently bought in the sales and others just to try.  I will hopefully be doing reviews on most of the items pictured. 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Has Contouring gone too far?

I was scrolling through Instagram this week just looking at the usual makeup pages, when I was stopped by a contouring post. This may not be a new concept to many but I had never seen contoured collar bones. I'm all for contouring the face, I love it! But contouring collar bones where they never were just seems odd. 

My main question is Why?

Friday, 7 March 2014

Life: Freshers' weeks do's and don'ts

Freshers' week is one of the most anticipated events when moving to Uni. But you don't want to get it wrong. Anything that happens in Freshers' week will definitely be remembered. But you don't want to be stuck with a nickname for the rest of your university life.

I understand Freshers' week may not be your thing when you start uni. There are many reasons you may not enjoy it, binge drinking may not be for you. If it isn't don't worry there are plenty of other things you can do. But you should try and go to events which may include drinking as the majority of people will be there. You may even meet like minded people who don't like to drink. Then you will be friends forever. I'm just joking. Your best friend in Freshers' may become a clinger you just can't seem to shake. This leads to my first don't of Freshers'.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

I'm still having my primer dilemma. This is the next one I have tried in my quest to find a cheaper alternative to my Nars primer. I had already tried this before I purchased it. Now I have purchased this I am undecided.

This is currently retailing for £7.99 in Boots and is also part of a 3 for 2 promotion.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Latest in Beauty: The Glamour Beauty Edit

After being a loyal Glossybox subscriber but becoming dissatisfied I thought I would give Latest in Beauty a try. 

The Glamour collection box currently retails for £14.95 plus P&P from the website . When I ordered there was also an offer running for a free Dermalogica Starter kit. 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Sunday Style: The Midi Skirt

Midi skirts are all over the high streets. They are the perfect item in your wardrobe for day to night glamour. You can be as outrageous as you want to be.

I am on the short side unfortunately, so if I am going to wear one I will have to wear heels. Heels are not ideal for uni. But on a night out with the right shoes it would work perfectly.