Tuesday, 11 March 2014

recent makeup looks...

When I'm bored I play with makeup. 
Sometimes I create everyday looks and sometimes I come up with something a little crazy. I think its important to stay inspired so when i'm in that mood I either make something or create a look. Here are a few FOTDs I have created recently.

Ice inspired

Very pink

Maroon and nude

Hope your having a good week so far!


Thursday, 27 February 2014

perfume prints...

Im obsessed with bold printed tops, especially this one from F&F. The print stands out for miles and the top is just overall lovely quality. As the weather isn't at its best at the moment I paired it with some comfy maroon leggings from matalan and some faux leather boots from primark. The top was a gift from my parents for christmas and it has quickly become one of my favourites, it looks great paired with a pair of leggings or jeans but will be perfect paired with a pair of brightly coloured shorts when the weather brightens up a little. 

What are you thoughts on bold printed tops?


Sunday, 23 February 2014

NOTD: Matt White by BarryM

BarryM Matt White

I was never one for white nail polish as I always thought it looked a lot like tipex (white out), but I have to say I quite like it. I normally use white nail polish for a base coat but I decided to leave it as the main colour this time around.

Matt white is a clean white polish, I applied two coats to gain the opacity I wanted and the brush allows this to be done in a short amount of time. The polish leaves a clean finish to the nails with  a slight shine so, a layer of clear is not necessarily needed to gain this unless used as a topcoat to seal the polish.  Although I do like how this colour looks on,  I have to advise that cleaning up any overlaps/ mess on the skin is definitely needed otherwise it is just going to look untidy as the boldness of this colour is going to make mistakes stand out ten times more then any other polish would. 
I'm a big fan of BarryM polishes, they are highly pigmented and affordable which makes them brilliant for building your collection. 

What do you think of white polish?


Friday, 7 February 2014

Weekly wants #1

                         Things I want!!

I love to shop, A lot. But, right now I'm trying to be sensible so I've put myself on a spending ban and will not be purchasing anything unnecessary for a while. But, as they say 'theres no harm in looking' so, I'm going to create weekly wishlists of everything I want in the hope that one day I will own all these fabulous things!!

Michael Kors Selma Large East West Satchel - selfridges - I'm sure you've all seen this lovely bag, I want one, I've wanted one for such a long time but I hadn't come across it in this colour yet. The colour is so bright and makes such a statement, its the perfect colour for summer.  Unfortunely I cant find anywhere that sells this coloured bag in the UK but the link will take you to a similar one. 

Tess Lace Trim Skater Dress -Missguided - This dress is perfect for the sunnier weather, I'm obbsessed with white at the moment, I think its just so clean and fresh, pair this with some cute flats with your hair tied in a bun, would be just perfect.

Anna Mono Ikat Print Flippy Shorts boohoo -I love prints, especially black and white, I think these shorts would be perfect not only for everyday wear but for a night out too and they are a bargain!!!! 

Bellevue Crystal NudeTOMS - We all need a lovely pair of sunnies, with spring on the way I'm hoping the weather is going to improve. These vintage inspired glasses from TOMS are gorgeous. They are nude with pink tips on the arms, nude to me means they will go well with any outfit and Toms is known for one for one - any one pair of sunglasses purchased means they will help give sight to one person!! 

Vans Authentic Lo Pro White Trainers - ASOS - Everyone has been obsessed with vans for the last few summers and I still am, I'd pair these with some frilly printed socks and a plain dress. I know there are alot of colours to choose from but I personally like these because they are simple and plain. 

What would you purchase from this list?


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Quick DIY body scrub...

Hey everyone!

With the cold weather now upon us I've found my skin is really suffering, its just dry and feels unhealthy. I moisturise a lot but sometimes it just isn't enough so I turn to my body scrub to help.  Body scrubs, as we all know are great for getting rid of old dead skin and leaving your skin feeling smooth. I used to buy a lot of scrubs when I was a younger but found that they were getting a little too pricey. So with this issue,  I came up with a simple alternative which works really well for my skin and has saved me alot of money over the years. 
  The scrub also only takes around 2 minutes to make with ingredients you can find in your kitchen. 

To make this you will need: 

  • Granulated Sugar
  • Olive oil (olive oil has many benefits for skin so it is perfect for this scrub, it's nourishing, moisturising and helps restore skin elasticity)  
  • a little bowl 
  • a spoon 

I mix the ingredients up and use while I'm the shower, after I've finished scrubbing the whole bowl of scrub into dry areas I wash it off with body wash.  I find it leaves my skin feeling healthier, smoother and just overall more radiant.  I use this purely as a body scrub because the sugar is a little too rough so I would avoid using it on your face as it can damage the skin there.  I use this once or twice a week depending on the condition of my skin.
 This has saved me a fare amount of money of the years and has helped my skin a lot so, I thought I would share this quick little DIY today as it may be something some you may be interested in. 

Let me know if you try it out


Saturday, 1 February 2014

How I do my everyday makeup...

As if it is february already! January just flew by didn't it! 
I'm really enjoying making my little videos so I thought I'd share one on how I do my everyday makeup. Its really simple and takes me under 10 minutes each morning. 
Here's a picture of the look and theres a link below to the video if you want to check it out. 


If you make videos, be sure to leave a link to your channel below. 
I'm always looking for new bloggers to watch.


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Makeup storage and organisation...

I think storing makeup is a big challenge. I never know how or where looks and feels right but I've been on a little mission lately and have found something that works well for me. 

  • The pull out draw - as you can see is built into my dressing table and has become an area I can place my everyday palettes and powders. It's handy as everything is clearly set out and easily accessible so I can find anything I'm looking for quickly. 
  • The rectangle mirror is from good old IKEA , this is a recent purchase. I was after a mirror I could look into whilst doing my hair as my previous vanity mirrors were just tiny. It's the perfect size and does not take up too much space on my dressing area.
  • The three brush holder cups and the textured sponge dish are from IKEA.
  • The clear acrylic drawers are from MUJI.  I personally find clear drawers to be perfect for makeup storage. These drawers make it easy for me to see where everything is and stops me from wasting my time, especially in the morning when I'm rushing around. I've had these drawers for over a year now and the quality has held up. They look as new as the day I purchased them and were very affordable. 

How do you store your makeup? I'm always after different ways to organise.