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30.4.14

Rimmel Moisture Renew - In Love With Ginger

A lipstick that makes your teeth look pearly white and even give you a glowing complexsion? Surely not.. They do seem like powerful and untruthful words for a lipstick, but I honestly feel like this little gem does that. I recently had teeth whitening as I really wasn't happy with the colouring of them, so now I am embracing the bright lipsticks, and this little number is the perfect spring and summer bright. The well known Mac lipstick Morange has been on my want list for time, but this purchase has filled my need for that one, and at a fraction of the price - winner winner




The finish is a glossy one that provides a vivid wash of colour, I usually like a matte lip if I'm going bold, but I actually really enjoy the formulation of this. Staying power is a good 4 hours of good colour before it does start to fade, no feathering noted, but after eating and drinking you will notice some transfer, but they do come with that creamy formulation that is by far not the most long lasting. As summer approaches (lets pray for the nice weather in the UK) this lipstick is going to be a life saver if I need a bold lip as it is nice and moisturising. I cannot wait to try more from the Rimmel Moisture Renew range, fantastic high street lipsticks that are such good value for money. Step aside MAC... (I take back that last comment already)

Would love to know any other colour recommendations people have from this range?

27.4.14

Making Smart Casual - Dinner Date

At the minute I am stuck in a fashion rut, I am trying to change my wardrobe and get rid of the cluttered clothing that I once thought "yeah, I'll wear that," and surprise surprise they are all still there, having only being worn once, or not at all. I am one of those that will dip in and out of trends and styles, but the one thing I always feel good in is the basics or black and white.

I popped into Topshop and River Island as they were both having 20% off for students (it is a very special moment when that email comes through) and I digged out a few things that didn't exactly catch my eye, but I need them to start again with my clothes, all very basic but that's what I was after. If I could wear some skinny jeans, a plain top and a black blazer everyday, I would.. I love that smart casual look where a pair of white converse looks good with a blazer, it's just perfect, if I do get around to adding colour then it is through my nails or accessories.












Why I have only just bought something with scalloped edges I don't know, it is such a beautiful detailing. This vest style top was only £12 from Topshop and with the necklace and bracelet I don't think it needs be anything else but cream. Marc Jacobs Daisy is my go to scent at the minute, it's a very fresh scent that I think anyone could carry off, not too sophisticated either which I don't think quite suits me yet. Lets take a moment to appriciate how perfect this nail colour is, I only have short nails as they literally refuse to grow, but it's one of those that looks okay on a shorter length, I don't think I am going to stop wearing this for a long time.

I think I am going to carry on hauling all the new things I buy for my "new" wardrobe, when I head back to Uni a much needed trip to Zara will be happening, and some much needed damage to the bank account will be happening.

20.4.14

Easter Sunday Makeup

Happy Easter Everyone! 
Unlucky for me today I am off for work, but I will have a good roast waiting for me when I come home so I won't be missing out too much. I thought I would share with you some beauty bits I have been loving for this warmer weather and the spring season in general. I have a little obsession with dusky pink at the minute, I think the makeup choices say it all. 




The Mac lipstick in Pink Plaid has become one of my favourites (colour wise) although it is matte and one of my favourite formulations is cremesheen. The colour is so true to pan which is what I love, I just make sure my lips are nice and smooth before hand - thanks to carmex.

I am so impressed with the Maybelline nail polish from their Super Stay collection, as the name suggests it won't be one of those annoying nail polishes that chips straight away, this actually does stay put! The colour is opeque and after two coats you are good to go.

I am yet to speak about the Soap and Glory palette I picked up some time ago now on my blog, and I can't think why because it has become a staple! Again I love the muted matte pink as an all over lid colour with a little of the matte brown in the crease, then if I think it looks a little boring I can just pat some of the champagne brown shimmery shade over the top and I am good to go. This is a good one for those with blue eyes.

Everyone needs the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray... It seems quite steep to spend near enough £20 for the bigger bottle on something that claims to keep your makeup on for longer, but this honestly works! Baring in mind I have oily skin too, when I was on holiday and went out for the evening, my makeup did not budge. 









I hope that you all have a lovely Easter weekend!

17.4.14

French Pharmacy Must Haves - Oily/Blemish Prone Skin

Recently Escentual had 1/3 off of their french pharmacy ranges, so I took full advantage of adding some stock to the skin care collection, and I am so happy that I did.

16.4.14

TAG: What's in my bag

It has felt like forever that I had been wanting a decent black bag, one that is just big enough to handle the impact of University lecture notes, multiple highlighters and still all the real essentials like makeup and my tangle teezer...

2.4.14

Improving My Fitness

Throughout my life and through most of my teenage years I have been able to eat whatever I want and not gain any weight.

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