Thursday, 31 October 2013

chunky knit

Jumper: Primark
Cardigan: c/o Choies
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: BANK
Bag: Aldo via vintage fayre
So as we’re getting into November, it’s getting very cold and I’ve realised my wardrobe isn’t prepared for it. However, this cardigan has been great for keeping me warm and I love the fluffy texture; it’s all about the texture these days! I’ve also been wearing my beloved cut out boots a lot lately,  I just love them.

I’m now in my second month of full time work (I will be stop mentioning that) and I’ve been buying a few bits here and there so watch out for some reviews!

What are your clothing musts for winter? I’m thinking about investing in a decent thick coat but I haven’t found the right one yet.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

October Favourites

Palmers Cocoa Butter Natural Bronze
Barry M nail paint in Raspberry
Rimmel Clear Complexion powder
Maybelline Color Tattoos Pure Pigments in Breaking Bronze and Improper Copper
Tarte blush in Natural Beauty
Maybelline Babylips in Peach Kiss
EOS lip balm in Strawberry
REN Glycolactic Radiance Renew Mask

So these are my October Favourites; I normally forget to take a picture but I'm going to try and do it every month because I like reading them myself!

If you want to hear a bit more about the bits that I've been loving this month then go and check out my video!

Thanks for reading.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

wish list

1) Jo Malone Cologne
2) REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser
3) Real Techniques powder brush
4) MacBook Pro 15"
5) Clarins The Essentials Eye Make-Up Palette
For more than a month I have been writing a list of items I want to treat myself with when I get my first proper pay cheque. If I haven't thought about something on the list in a while, I've taken it off so I have collated quite a list of wishful wants.
I thought I would share some of the wish list with you. I'm going to start off by saying that I have been thinking bout getting a MacBook Pro for a lot longer than a month. I've had my current rubbish laptop for over three years and it's starting to die on me; I've wanted a MacBook for years and years but I've never had the money for one. I've decided I'm going to start saving up for the beauty as I think it's the right time. One of the main reasons for wanting a Mac over any other brand is the fact I'm a little Apple junkie with my iPhone and iPad and I can't wait to start editing my videos on iMovie instead of Windows Movie Maker! My preference is the 15"and I'm so happy the new MacBooks have been improved and reduced by £100, bonus!

The list also includes this beautiful Clarins palette which I may have to swatch in a store and the REN ClearCalm cleanser which I've decided I may purchase because my skin is really prone to spots at the moment.  

I've also been wanting a Jo Malone perfume for a while but I haven't decided which scent yet so I'll have to do some sniffing! Is there any you would recommend? As you can see I've decided to invest in some more Real Techniques brushes including the powder brush which I'll probably purchase on the iHerb website.

I doubt I will go and splurge on all these things, I will have to do a bit more investigation before I part with my hard earned money!

What are you lusting over recently?

Monday, 21 October 2013

geek chic

Jumper: Primark
Shirt: Primark
Scarf: Primark
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: Topshop
Bag: Urban Outfitters
Glasses: Primark
Since posting and filming my Primark Haul, I've been parading around in my new clothes and I can already see this outfit becoming an Autumn favourite. As I thought I would, I really love the shirt and jumper combination and I think it works with the jeans but I can definitely wear it to work too.

I really love how the tartan scarf adds a little extra to the outfit, it just brightens it up, whilst making it look cosy and Wintery. The glasses and the last posey picture are purely for a laugh, I wanted to play upon the geekiness of the outfit.

I hope you like this outfit as much as me? What are your Autumn staples?

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Primark haul in pictures

Jumper: £7
White shirt: £9
Tartan scarf: £5
Brogues: £12
Skater skirt: £10
Quilted t-shirt: £6
Cardigan: £6

So I was slightly naughty at the weekend, spending money I don't have to be honest, but since I started working full time I have been needing to get a few basics. I really needed some shoes for work and these brogues were perfect; they seem really good quality for the price tag. I have been living in the same cardigan for nearly two weeks so I thought I would grab another cheap one which I can wear with a variety of different things.

I have been wanting a smart jumper and white blouse for a while and these two fitted the bill well; I really like the combination and I think they'll be great for work or dressed casual with jeans. I really love the pretty skirt, the soft tartan scarf and the quilted t-shirt.

All in all I'm very happy with my purchases and I've told myself off and won't be buying anything till pay day now.

What do you think? If you want to see the bits in more detail, watch this video.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Autumn makeup

Face: Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in Fair, Laura Mercier Silk Crème foundation in Rose Ivory, Rimmel Clear Complexion powder, Tarte Amazonian clay blush in Natural Beauty.
Eyes: Estee Lauder eyeshadow duo in Raisins, Sleek Ebony eyeshadow from In The Light palette, Maybelline falsies mascara
Lips: Rimmel Kate Moss Matte in 107
I thought I would add in a cheeky before picture so you guys can see the's amazing right?
I have put a video of this look on my YouTube but I thought it would be nice to incorporate it into the blog again because I've done it in the past.
I know the look isn't overly Autumnal but what is Autumnal? I mainly just used the makeup in my collection that had the richest tones and reminded me of the Autumn colours. I haven't featured the Estee Lauder Raisins palette on my blog before because I haven't been able to get decent photos before but I really love the shades; the duo palette makes it so quick and easy to create a nice eye look and the rich brown/red/purple shade is really unusual, but beautiful.
I finished the look with the well known Rimmel lipstick in 107, the gorgeous deep red/purple shade, which again hasn't photographed in quite the right shade.
I hope you like the look!
On a side note, since starting my first full time job three weeks ago, I have admittedly struggled to blog regularly but I am aiming to sort my life out and get into a routine but thanks for sticking with me!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Superfacialist by Una Brennan

I've had these two products for a couple of months now so I feel like I've used them enough to give you a true review.

Superfacialist by Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Miracle Makeover Facial Oil: I've never ever tried a facial oil before, to be honest I found the idea a little strange but I had heard some great things about this little glass bottle and as it had a third off I decided to give it a try. It's a pre clease oil so it's best to use before a cleanser (my favourite is No7's Hot Cloth Cleanser); you can always go one step further and use a mask. It has a rose scent which I thought I wouldn't like but it works as a nice relaxing facial treatment and the rose scent just seems to add to this. The idea is that it's like having a professional facial at home; you pump a few drops into your hands and rub them together, making the oil warm, before gently rubbing this on your face in circular motions. Once you've enjoyed the oily sensation you can wipe off with a warm fannel or muslin cloth. It instantly makes my face feel softer and moisturised but there is always a slight oily residue left so I always make sure I give my face a good cleanse after. Overall I really have been enjoying this oil and it's a nice change for me and it does make my skin feel really lovely; however I don't think I would recommend it to people with oily skin already, it may be a bit too much.

Superfacialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Deep Clean Pure Purifying Clay Mask: I LOVE this product; it works much better than my Origins Clear Improvement mask and it's a fraction of the price. I really like the smell as it smells quite natural and I find it works best on problem areas such as the nose and chin. I like to use this after using the oil and a cleanser. It tingles quite a bit but I like that sensation and then it dries up in about five minutes so it's best to wipe off with a muslin cloth or flannel. When I've used it on my problem chin (with multiple pimples or blocked pores) it has cleared it up instantly and makes the area of skin much more clean and managed.

Have you tried any Superfacialist products? I think they're lovely products that seem expensive and rich but they're very affordable.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

i see you

Dress: ASOS
Boots: Topshop
Bag: Aldo (via vintage fayre)

This has to be one of my favourite outfits at the moment. I really LOVE this smock dress from ASOS but it probably needs taking up a bit as it’s a tad too long for my liking. I love smock dresses paired with tights and boots and this dress was no exception. I wanted to make this black outfit a bit more girly by adding a bun to my hair which I created using an extra big donut from Primark for £1.50!
This bag is an oldie that I’ve recently dug out of my wardrobe. I wanted something a bit more sophisticated for work and this Aldo bag does the job for me; I think I bought this for just £5 from a vintage fayre!
 I’m writing this whilst I blow my nose every few seconds; I’m really not happy about contracting a cold for my fourth day of my new job, not good. I think I best go to bed!



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