Friday, 23 December 2016

Festive Makeup and Outfit

Christmas is the perfect time to dress up and get glam, so I always look forward to finding the perfect outfit and complimentary makeup. Of course I go for the classic gold eye and red lip on many of the occasions and for my dress I went for something I had nothing similar to.

I started off applying my usual foundation and eyebrow routine which you can find HERE in my winter look. I then went onto eyes using some KIKO shadows which have became my go to and have quite an obsession for buying due to the amazing quality but unbelievable affordable price especially as the shops seem to have amazing sales ALL THE TIME. So I began using Urban Decay Shadow in the shade Riff in the crease as a transition shade before applying KIKO's shade 10 which is beautiful rich warm brown in the outer corner to deepen the socket. Then for the intense shimmer I love this season i used KIKO's Wet and Dry Shadows in and packed that all over the main part of my lid which is so pretty and glittery. I then did a classic flick of liner using Soap and Glory Supercat and then lashings of Lancome Hypnose Mascara. 
For lips I used Rimmel's 01 which is my go to this season.

Onto Outfit, I actually bought the dress from Rare London as I was after something a bit different and velvet seemed to be cropping up everywhere due to being on the catwalk for A/W16. Although I had never bought anything from here before the quality is amazing and I think it looks really pretty and festive. I then paired it with some over the knee Boots - again something very out my comfort zone and then because its Christmas the tackiest earrings I could find from Primark, but lets be real I hardly did it as a fashion statement. I also went for a dainty necklace I received as a gift. Then of course as its cold my black coat with a fur collar which I bought last year so I sadly can't link to.

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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Mince Pie Traybake

If you love Mince pies like me, you will love this! Especially if you need something a bit different last minute as a nice dessert. Personally I love it slightly warm but its equally nice cold and as I said it is last minute so only takes around 30 minutes and very little ingredients.

Ingredients:

150g butter
1/2 tbsp mixed spice
150g plain flour
125g ground almonds
65g brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
300g mincemeat

Method:
I began by putting all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mixed them together.

I then melted the butter until it was slightly browned then left to cool before pouring it in and combing it with the dry ingredients until just before it formed a doughy consistency so it made small crumb/ nugget like pieces of dough.

I then put half the mixture into a lined tray and pushed it down so it was compact. I then poured all the mincemeat on top and again flattened. Finally I crumbled the remaining dough like mixture on top so it looks like crumbs.

This then went into the oven at 170c for 20- 25 minutes.

Finally enjoy!


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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Christmas Chocolate Orange Shortbread

 When Christmas comes around I love to bake and I found this recipe and thought it sounded like Christmas in a biscuit due to orange, chocolate and spices plus it's the perfect quick and easy thing to bake and then sit cosy with a hot drink and of course a Christmas film.
Ingredients:

250g plain flour
75g Caster Sugar
75g Butter
75g Chocolate Chips (white and milk)
2tsps of Orange Rind
1tsp of Cinnamon

Method:

I began by lining two baking trays and preheated the oven to 180c
 I then began stirring together the flour, sugar and cinnamon so they were thoroughly mixed together.
I then put in the butter and worked the mixture into breadcrumbs.
Then mix in the orange rind and chocolate chips before making a ball of dough ready to roll out on a floured surface.
I rolled the mixture out to about 1cm thick and then used Christmas cookie cutters to create the shapes.
I then put them in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Leave to cool and then ENJOY!

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Christmas Party Makeup Look | Smoky Eyes & Nude Lip

I do love a good Christmas party and mainly because it's an extra excuse to dress up and get glam so I went for a bit of a different look with a dark smokey eye and nude lip as not everyone wants to go for the traditional gold eye, red lip combo but don't fear that will come very soon as if you have read my blog for a while you will know it is my go to.

So for this look, I started with the L'Oreal True Match Foundation which is my holy grail at the minute, then to conceal any blemishes I used the trusty Collection Lasting Perfection and the Seventeen Let's Face It Palette which is slightly higher coverage which I placed on dark circles. I then moved onto Contour using Benefit Hoola on a flat contour brush and then buffed it out with Soap & Glory Solar Powder around the edge of my face. I then left the skin as I wanted it to be natural and the eyes to be the main focus.
For eyes, I used a mix of MAC shadows and Maybelline The Nudes Palette, I used MAC's Cork in the crease as a transition shade then deepened it using Aromatic also by MAC. Then for the lid I used Don't Tell to add a slight shimmer but optionally, glitter can be added which would look stunning. for the outer V and beneath my eye I used the Black shade from Maybelline. To finish I did a line of Soap & Glory Supercat liner. Onto brows I used a wax which I don't usually go for from the Rimmel Brow This Way range. 

Finally, for lips, I wore Rimmel East End Snob liner and for an ombre effect I used a metallic Shade in the centre featured in a Seventeen Lip Palette which you can see in my Christmas Essentials (link here) as it also has some beautiful Reds.

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas Essentials

 It's the most wonderful time of the year! (guarantee you sang that, if not why not?!) so to kick off my Christmas posts I thought I would share my all time needed things to make the season extra festive!

Starting off with decorations, if your house isn't looking like Santa's grotto, I'm sorry to tell you, your doing it all wrong. But really Christmas just isn't Christmas without baubles, wreaths and tinsels, I usually go for a bit more of a classic style just because I think its the cutest.

Then of course once my house looks like a grotto it's absolutely essential to walk around with a Christmas jumpers, slippers, pyjamas, and yes even socks because I feel you just can't do these christmas festivities without them. (maybe don't wear them all out tho) ;)
 Onto entertainment, Christmas can't be Christmas without the traditional films, I can't choose a favourite but in last year's Christmas posts I did a collection of my Top 10 you could find HERE also my favourite thing to do whilst wrapping presents! I have also been obsessed with reading Christmas books especially with a mug of hot chocolate, Skipping Christmas is based on the film Christmas with the Kranks which I love about a family who's daughter goes away for Christmas so they decide to go on a cruise but it all goes wrong.
Onto makeup, of course, I love a red lip especially Rimmel Kate 01 which has blue undertones so suits my skin tone perfectly, it also lasts a very long time and has amazing pigmentation, I also love the Clinique lipsticks as they are so moisturising which is definitely needed in the winter season. However something else I have been loving is a lip palette from Seventeen, as the shimmer shades are perfect to put in the centre of the lips to contrast with the red giving a fuller plump and the extra sparkle needed for Christmas.

Finally a gold mascara, I received this from Avon and it is perfect for Christmas, i just apply it to the tips and it adds a lovely sparkle that glistens in the light, making it essential for a Christmas party!

What are your Christmas essentials?

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

November Favourites

It feels like FOREVER since I sat and typed up a favourites post, just on the basis so much has been going on so I haven't had time to try out new products but then I thought this is the last favourites post I can write before my annual yearly round up of faves like WHAT?! This year has flown by without even feeling like I have taken a breath, however, I best get onto the reason you clicked this post and begin.
My first favourite I have actually been using for well over a month and instantly fell in love, L'Oreal True Match Foundation is the perfect shade for my skin which is its main selling point however my skin is incredibly hard to match so still amazed me at its accuracy, it also feels very lightweight and looks like skin as if I'm not even wearing anything but the coverage is high and creates a flawless base. It's no wonder everyone hypes about it as I don't think I will ever find one so affordable that could be any better. I have relatively oily/ combination so I'm not sure how this would work on dry skin.

I hinted towards my love for this in my Autumn Essentials (link HERE) about a month ago, its only £2 from Boots which I picked up on a whim despite not knowing the brand 'makeup obsession' just because of the price and I didn't own a burnt orange shadow plus I didn't know if it would suit me. However, the pigmentation is stunning and lasts all day without the use of a primer, I usually put this in the outer corner and crease with MAC's Amber lights all over the lid and a matte brown subtly in the crease.

I recently started getting the AVON catalogue through my door and I always had the impression the stuff really wasn't that good, but my Mom made an order of a few bit and curiosity got the better of me when I saw loads of brushes for around £3 each. The Blending brush is great for a winged out makeup look and just all round blending out darker colours in the crease, it is so comparable to the MAC 217 which I have been eyeing up for a very long time but the price was a bit off-putting, whilst the fan brush is great for a subtle highlight. Both brushes are also incredibly soft and do a brilliant job. 

Every so often I get really into hair products and trying out new ones and different concepts and these too are by far miracle products. The Tresemme Split End Remedy I have been using after every time I wash my hair and I can really see a reduction in the appearance of split ends and far less appear when I use heat which is surprising as I find split end 'removers' have never ever worked before and have a reputation for being a bit useless however I really recommend giving this a try if you find you have damaged hair. On to the L'Oreal Mousse I had very high expectations as the Elnett range has all my favourite hair products and this was no disappointment, I chose the volume one from the range as thats what I always want and I have never had as much volume in my hair after blow drying as with this I am obsessed! It also gives great hold to curls and texture to styles.
 My final 'product' favourite is a perfume, Ghost is one of those I always pull out in the Autumn/ Winter time as its a really warm scent and is one of my all time favourite perfumes. It has quite an orange/ fruity scent with hints of floral but also spice, it just smells like 'Autumn/ Winter' in a bottle to me.

I rarely have a fashion favourite but I have been living in A- Line skirts, previously I thought they didnt suit me but they are perfect for Autumn with tights and boots I love them. This one is from Primark and has served me well throughout Autumn

Onto the music I have of course been loving Olly Murs - its just an obsession if you hadn't guessed however his new album came out called '24hrs' and I love it, my favourite tracks are probably Unpredictable, Back Around, Private, Flaws and ok I can't pick a favourite I just love it! Whilst for TV I, like everyone else in Britian, have been obsessed with I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and also The Missing which is about finding two girls who have been kidnapped, its so gripping and to catch up I think its on iPlayer if you fancy watching it.

What have you been loving this month?

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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Winter Wishlist!



I did one of these at the start of Autumn and I really enjoyed compiling a little collage of all the things I had my eye on and of course with a new season a bunch of other things appear in stores including things very Christmas party appropriate which is getting me so excited! 

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Classic Red Lip's & Liner

I am all about the glam when it comes to makeup and the classic look of a basic brown eyeshadow, simple flick of liner and bright red lips is one of my all time favourites especially at this time of year which I am not sure why but I steer towards it so many times on an evening out it also takes very little effort and time. 
I started off moisturising and priming my skin with my usual The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser then the Soap and Glory Kick Ass Green Concealer to even out skin tone, I find this look just works so much better if the base is flawless, then I used my favourite foundation which has a buildable coverage and 'skin' like look about it which is the L'Oreal True Math in the shade Golden Ivory where for once I wasn't the palest shade that ever existed! I then hid any blemishes with the trusty collection concealer and set with again the holy grail Rimmel Stay Matte Powder which I have used FOREVER. 

Moving onto contour I used Hoola by Benefit again a product I could not live without then bronzed with the Soap and Glory Solar Powder. For blusher I opted for something very natural to keep the focus on the lips and not clash so I used Collections Bashful Blush and then finished off with the Makeup Revolution Highlight.

For brows, I used Rimmel Brow This Way Wax and Benefits Read Set Brow before moving onto eyeshadow.  I went fairly natural so used MAC's Kittens on the lid and Cork into the crease and the tiniest amount beneath the eye. I then did the flick with Soap and Glory Supercat liner and quite a few coats of Benefit Roller Lash. If you find wings hard I'm not going to go too into it as I did a guide HERE.

To finish off I used Rimmel Kate Lipstick 01 for the pop of classic red.

What's your go-to look?

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Hallowe'en Gingerbread Skeleton's


Halloween has to be my second favourite season to do baking obviously Christmas is first so this year as I had virtually zero time I thought I was going to have to give it a miss but today I had a spare hour and did this and I am pretty pleased with how they turned out I also thought this are perfect for last minute as of course you could just get shop bought and decorate, perfect if you have kids or like me are just a big kid yourself!

Ingredients: 
100g Soft Brown Sugar
50g Butter
225g Flour
2tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
100g Golden syrup

White Chocolate for decoration

(or as i said early you could cheat and opt for shop bought) 

Method:
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5 
Stir together all dry ingredients
Then heat butter, sugar and golden syrup on a low heat until melted.
Let this cool a little then pour into dry ingredients a mix into a dough
Roll out the dough and cut into gingerbread men shape
Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Once cool pipe on the melted white chocolate into little skeletons, you could even add some red icing to make them a bit gory as mine are still quite cute for Halloween aha! Let me know what you baked for Halloween or if you give these quick and easy skeletons a go.

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

How To: Blog Photography


If you aren't a blogger you are probably thinking the photo's us bloggers take is the quickest and easiest part of blogging, well my friend you are very, very wrong. Although it is my favourite part it can also be full of frustration when the lighting just doesn't go how we want, or the background, or when you think you have taken the perfect photo until you load them up to your computer and have to start again, the stress is endless so to help out any new bloggers or any body just wanting to improve there photo's I thought I would share my tips.

The Camera

When I started blogging it was the time where photo quality of bloggers took a massive jump to the feeling that everyone who wanted to be successful needed a professional camera, however, this is completely wrong, it's your skill rather than the price of the instrument you use as you need to learn all about apertures, exposures and god knows what else that all quite frankly goes over my head. When I first started I used my iPad which worked well at the time but as I improved my blog I decide to invest into a better camera choosing the Samsung CSC which is good for what I do even if I long for a Canon DSLR. With the quality of phone camera's now, I would say you don't even need to buy any sort of camera until your blogging gets serious or you have another hobby that will use it such as a passion for photography or taking a course which needs it, both in which I have. If you really feel it is needed then make sure to do as much research as possible as it is very much a huge investment! I actually took the photos above on my phone just to prove beginners really don't need the huge investment.

Stock Photo's

I have seen quite a few bloggers use stock photos and to be quite honest as soon as I see them I click off the post as I feel I can't trust the review as how do I even know they own the product, I also see it as pure laziness and would much prefer to read a post where time and effort has been put into the photos with used, well-loved products sitting on a dressing table. However, it can work for some people, it's just my personal view.

Taking The Photo

This is where I first struggled but also is where you can show your creative side, it's all about finding the right settings for you on a camera and the angle which is best for you to take the photo's as you don't want too much shadow, high exposure or bad focus it takes quite a while to get used to your camera and to get the best photo and I still can spend what feels like a life time fiddling with different buttons. You also have to find the best lighting whether it be natural, studio or with a flash, personally I like natural and absolutely hate the flash setting. Even though it is very, very hard to get good lighting in the winter months I pull through and overall find it works best for me.

Focus

This is pretty straightforward and most of you probably know that if the writing on the product cannot be read then it's pretty much useless, whilst if the products in less focus than the background it can look a bit messy and unprofessional. On the other hand, it is good to have the focus on the product and the background slightly blurred which can be achieved by certain lenses. Another way to get a good focus is to use the macro setting on a camera so you have the ability to get clear and closer photographs.

Editing

My favourite step of photography is messing around with editing software, usually I will use pic monkey for brightness, contrast and exposure whilst also using it for adding overlays. I have also used Photoshop but as you have to buy it I don't think it is really necessary unless you want to take your photography to another level such as for school, a job or you have a massive passion. I also scarcely edit a photo of a product as I never want to change the appearance of a product.

I hope you found this post helpful but photography is for fun and these are just my personal opinions, photography can be anything you want and as long as YOU are proud and happy with the outcome they are perfect!

Do you have any photography tips or posts about photography I would love to read them!

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Autumnal Essentials!

I think from my blog the past few weeks you probably know my love for Autumn and every time the season rolls around there's a few things I always start to get out when its began to get colder and darker nights meaning staying cosy, layering clothes, hot drinks and my personal fave of berry lips.
However, we all know Autumn isn't all crisp leaves and a time to celebrate Halloween it also means I have to start looking after my skin a bit more especially my hands from the bitter wind, I usually pop a hand cream in my handbag then somewhere around the house my favourite at the moment is The Body shop ones as they feel non-greasy and moisturising. I also have to look after my lips a lot as the freezing cold wind and matte lipsticks make them so dry, at the moment I have rediscovered an old favourite of Carmex which is really nourishing. When Autumn hits I love baths and particularly a bath which smells of spice and all things nice meaning a lot of bath bombs, bubbles and oils which help to destress and relax too. 
Of course when Autumn here its essential to wrap up warm with jumpers, scarves, cosy pj's and blankets for watching a film preferably a little bit scary when Halloween hits or reading a cute book. I have been obsessed with this burnt orange tartan scarf which just screams Autumn and the adorable Hedgehog slippers both from Primark, however, I think these slippers just show everything in my life suddenly appears to relate to the season. Whilst wrapped up cosy a hot drink is essential and preferably a hot chocolate as if you can't be a bit unhealthy this time of year when can you?! 
Finally Makeup, this, of course, is my favourite part and a berry and copper shades are an essential. I love Berries with undertones of purple such as MAC's Rebel and dark reds like Rimmel Kate's 107 my all time favourite drugstore lipstick. For eyeshadow, I am also obsessed with a purple shadow giving a smokey night time look and coppers, golds and oranges for the day time. I found an amazing orange shadow in Boot's I hadn't ever even heard of the brand 'Makeup Obsession' but the pigmentation is unreal and the best part of it was it was only £2. I have also loved MAC Amber Lights and the MAC Amber Nines Palette which you can see in use in my Autumn Makeup Post (Link HERE).To finish off the eyes a must is winged eyeliner, I wear this all year around but for some reason, in the colder months a wing just looks the perfect addition.

What are your Autumn Essentials?

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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Autumn Makeup Look


Autumn is my all time favourite season and as soon as acceptably possible I am grabbing for the berry red lippies and copper, red toned eyeshadows so I have already become obsessed with this look and know I will be wearing it virtually every day!

So as I said when Autumn comes around I head for the berry lip and copper shadow, winged liner is a must along with matte skin and quite a lot of bronzer as I am seriously not prepared to go back to being a ghost after summer just yet.

Products:

The Body Shop Tea Tree Primer
L'Oreal Infalliable Matte 24hr Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder
NYX Contour Stick
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
The Body Shop Blush - 02
Makeup Revolution Highlight
Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Palette
Benefit Ready Steady Brow Gel
MAC Eyeshadows - Amber Lights, Creative Copper, Cork and Aromatic
Soap & Glory Supercat Liner
Benefit Roller Lash
Rimmel Kate Lipstick- 107

What are your Autumn Makeup go to Products?

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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Autumn Evening OOTD


Autumn clothing is possibly my favourite of all the seasons as I love the colours, so as soon as October hit it was time to pull out the thick black tights and boots, but as the colder weather isn't quite here I went for a short sleeved top however I will probably start pairing this with a coat very soon. I also tried to make this as affordable as possible as like me many of you are probably on a student budget if not then who doesn't love a bargain. 

Skirt - Primark - £4
Top - Newlook - £6
Boots - Primark - £15
Nail Varnish - Barry M Speed Dry Pomegranate
Lipstick - Rimmel 107

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

5 Tips for Preventing Breakouts!

My skin has always been quite oily and blemish prone and I have always struggled to keep it as clear as possible as if you have blemished skin you will know it can really lower confidence and made me feel I needed to wear all the make up in the world however recently I have found a few ways I think have really helped.

The Right Products - This took a lot of trial and error but after time I found natural products such as The Body Shop Tea Tree Range and Yes To Tomatoes but everyone is different and skin can react differently but mine was very sensitive.

Face Masks - At least once a week I make sure I have 15 minutes to relax with a face mask on, apart from drying up any blemishes which sounds gross I know, it will also clear all impurities and oil that builds up preventing future breakouts. My personal favourite is The Body Shop Tea Tree mask or Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel.

Exfoliation- Removing dead skin cells with a face brush or scrub is the perfect way to reduce the amount of spots, I use a hand held face cleansing brush so it's not too harsh plus it is a lot cheaper, a scrub also gets deeper into the pores. You can also use an acid toner but personally I have never tried one due to having sensitive skin.

No Touching - For years and years people told me this over and over that it creates spots and i'm pretty sure every single one of those people is saying I told you so even though not touching your face is a lot harder than it seems especially when I am bored or in a lesson, as most of the time I don't think I realised how much I touched my face.

Hydration and Moisturising- For ages I believed that oily skin didn't need moisturiser but how wrong was I! You might be thinking what I did a while back, why does my skin need another layer of grease but actually oily skin lacks moisture and hydration which is why extra oil is produced consequentially blocking pores causing blemishes so to prevent this I know moisturise and if I don't I can tell as my skin has a meltdown.

What are your tips for banishing blemishes?

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Autumn Wishlist


When Autumn clothes hit the rails my shopping obsession goes to a whole other level as everything I see I just want! Even though I have already bought quite a few items (comment below if you would like to see a haul) I thought I would share the things that are top of my wishlist!

Morphe 35F Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick- Glastonberry
MAC Lipstick - Russian Red
Grey Scarf
NewLook Tartan Skirt
NewLook Black Bardot Jumpsuit
ASOS Tan Skirt

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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Why I am Excited For Autumn

As I sit down to write this I have two thoughts - is it too early to start celebrating my favourite season? No, not at all! And... is this post too similar to that I wrote last year (link here)? But to be honest who cares I frickin' love Autumn and have way more things I love than the few I wrote last year so let's get cracking!

The Colours - Burgandy, Khaki, Burnt Orange, Navy and Dusk Pink all my favourite colours so when  Autumn rolls around I can finally wear some of my favourite pieces and buy things I love with ease but also the leaves changing colour from green to yellow, orange and red they all look so beautiful as they fall from the trees even though when they get wet I am so prone to slipping on them.

Hot Chocolates - Staying in watching a film, reading a book or walking down the street a hot chocolate is essential especially when I spice them up a bit with a few added extras (hint towards a future post aha!)

Crisp Air - Crisp fresh air that makes your cheeks flushed and rosy the perfect thing after being tired of the high humidity bought with Summer. 

Nights In - Dark evenings make a perfect excuse to stay in, have a film night, order a pizza and just pigging out is made slightly more acceptable.

Copper Eyeshadows - Even though I am partial to a copper eye all year round Autumn is the perfect time for it mixing it up with burnt orange and warm reds in the crease.

Scents - In Autumn I always start baking more and using a few more smelly things such as reed diffusers as I love the smell of spices, the fireside and leaves.

Hallowe'en & Bonfire Night - Although Autumn is the perfect time for a night in, firework displays, sparklers and Hallowe'en celebrations are always the perfect excuses to spend time with family and friends!

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Sunday, 4 September 2016

What I Read This Summer

As a child, I always had my nose in a book but over time I have read less and less but I still absolutely love reading so over Summer I set the enjoyable task of reading a lot more especially as I have found a new love for psychological books which I would never have expected before reading one as even the word confuses me a tiny bit but of course I still have a few of my much loved rom-coms in here.
 The Girl On The Train- This is the first book I read this Summer after the MASSIVE hype around it and the fact I always love to read the book before a film comes out which I am so looking forward to seeing. This is about a girl on a train (surprise, surprise) but she sees a couple everyday on her commute who live in the same road as her ex husband until one day something strange happens. I have already wrote a review on this back in June so I won't go on too much about it but you can find the post HERE.

Always With Love- This was a new release earlier this Summer and after adoring Billy and Me (heres my review) I was so excited to read the follow up in the story about Sophie and her actor boyfriend Billy. Although this was slightly repetitive throughout, but the ending was lovely however  I do believe more could of happened in the book. Despite this I absoluetly loved reading it and got through it in no time, I recommend everyone to read this if you love a light hearted romance.

Me Before You- Again I read this 'on the hype' but I was a bit disappointed and didn't really get into it meaning I ended up giving up on it after around 150 pages but I am going to give it another try in the future. If you don't know already it is about a quadraplegic man and the woman who cares for him, of course being a romance they fall in love and the story follows there relationship and the downs that come with his disability.

Behind Closed Doors- This is one of my favourites that I read this Summer which I picked up while going around the supermarket on a whim as I had nothing to read but loved it! This is about a married couple who appear normal on the outside but what goes on 'behind closed doors' is chilling! I would say this is the sort of book to go in blind but the ending I found unexpected.

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child - I put off buying this as I wasn't sure if I would like to read a play as much as if it had been a novel however curiosity got the better of me and I found myself wanting to find out what happened to my favourite wizard so had to read it and loved it! Of course it couldn't quite live up to my highest expectations but it just left me feeling like I want even more books which hurts me inside that this again could be the end but I wish it could also be a film. The story follows Harry and his children from the end of The Deathly Hallows story and if your a Harry Potter fan you need to read this.

Gone Girl - Finally onto the book I am now reading, this about Amy who goes missing and what happens to her and her husband Nick who is suspected of here disapperance, of course I can't give a full review as I am only around 50 pages in but I am sure if I love it, it will make an appearance in a favourites post once I finish.

So thats is what I read this Summer I would really recommend picking any of these up and please leave any of your favourites below.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

August Favourites!

Summer is now over like what?! Time has flown and next week I will be returning to school after a 3 month holiday and I am so not ready! However, every cloud has a silver lining because I have another favourites post which I absolutely love writing even though I don't have many this month.
Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder - I have been really enjoying baking beneath my eyes as I have gone out quite a lot and haven't wanted the makeup to just fall off my face due to the warmer weather whilst it gives a much more flawless look to the skin, seen as this is my first loose powder I haven't got anything to compare it too but I am very happy with this!

Benefit Dew The Hoola - Another new type of product I had never tried this month is a liquid bronzer so when I received this sample I was very excited plus the fact I had seen so many good reviews on this, I just put this in all places that are usually bronzed and it gives such a healthy, sunkissed glow that has been perfect for Summer. I also used it in my Nude, Bronzed Makeup Look (see here)

Real Techniques Buffing Brush - I have had this brush for a very long time but only recently loved it, it makes applying foundation so much quicker and still gives a really nice finish. Real Techniques are also so affordable but sadly this only comes in the core collection which is a shame as this brush will probably need replacing long before the others, due to the amount I use it.

Mitchum Powder Fresh Deodorant- Okay, this might be weird to put a deodorant in a favourites post but seriously this stuff is brilliant as I find most deodorants rarely work very well whether it be the smell is unappealing or  need topping up all the time (not that i'm even an overly sweaty person) but this is amazing however I'm not acctually sure what else to say about a deodrant aha!

Pandora Ring - I have loved Pandora for quite a while and this ring recently made a new addition to my collection and I have loved it, I have virtually wore it everyday and is so subtle and delicate yet lovely and everytime I buy a new one it just makes me want more.

Behind Closed Doors  - This is a contempary psychological thriller about a woman and her husband that appear 'normal' to the outside world but behind closed doors its a whole different story, if you like a good plot twist and gripping story line this is defiently for you as I was addicted eventhough it is sort of a psycho and scares the hell out fo me that this could acctually happen.

What have you been loving this month?

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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Nude Bronzed Makeup


Although Summer is now coming to an end and Autumn is well on its way I am not quite ready to go back to being as pale as a ghost so I thought I would share the look I have been reaching for quite a lot the past weeks and swapping up the lip for something darker will transition me right into my favourite season of the year!
I decided to keep it quite natural on the eyes with no liner which might be quite a shock if you know what a lover of winged liner I am! However, I find the simple gold shimmer looks really pretty with heavily bronzed skin I also went for a very pretty highlight to add some glow to my skin paired with a nude glossy lip which I never thought I would say I love!

MAC Studio Fix Fluid - NW15
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer- Light
Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer- Anti-Redness
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Benefit Dew The Hoola
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- Translucent
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
The Body Shop Blusher- 03
Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighter
Stila Eyeshadow - Puppy - As Transition Shade
MAC Eyeshadow- Creative Copper all over lid, Cork in the outer corner and Aromatic in the crease
Maybelline Lash Sensational
Rimmel Lip Liner - EastEnd Snob
Lancome Lipgloss

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