Instagram Diary #1...

October 30, 2012

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From L-R: Primark Cinnamon Clove Candle, Lip Of the Day, Jean Paul Gualtier Diet Coke, New Urban Outfitters Jumper, Charity Shop Find, Delicious Meal, Day Out (cobbles), New necklace, Beautiful Day, What I used to re-ombre my hair, OOTD, Editing a YouTube Video.

Favourite A/W Nail Polishes...

October 22, 2012

 I love Autumn and Winter. Getting dressed is so much fun as you can layer things up and add different textures to outfits. I also find that during this time of year my make-up and nail colours change and I seem to wear a lot more deep red, brown and black colours. These are a few of my favourite nail polishes for autumn/winter.

From L-R-
1. Models Own (set) Purple Grey
2. Models Own (set) Garnet
3. Givenchy (no name found)
4. Stargazer Nail Polish 505
6. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails 55 Cardinal
7. Models Own (set) Top Turquoise
8. Rimmel London Lycra Pro Professional Finish 393 Desire

What are your favourite nail polishes for autumn winter?

Bargain of the century...!

October 20, 2012

Again, sorry for the lack of blog posts this week, I have just been so busy recently that blogging has taken a bit of a back seat, *slap on the wrists* and I need to get back into doing it more frequently.

I was rummaging round my local charity shops the other day and came across one of my most bargainous buys ever! I found a black pair (the ones I have really wanted) of Topshop Leigh Jeans. Now if you don't already know, these are Topshops's super soft and super skinny jeans, and for someone who doesn't really like to wear jeans as they find them uncomfortable, these are perfect. Now, Topshop Leigh Jeans retail for £38 and I managed to bag the beauties for....*wait for it*....£1.99. Yes, that is £1.99!!!! I literally couldn't believe it and snapped them up before anyone else could.

I paired them with my New Look Leather Jacket (buy here) and another top which I found in a charity shop for only £3. It was originally from New Look and I love it to pieces! (buy here). On the bottom I am wearing just a plain pair of blue canvas shoes (buy here). I am also wearing this beautiful necklace that I picked up for only £3.99 in H&M.

What bargains have you been picking up recently?

October Beauty Wishlist...

October 15, 2012

1. The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash 2. Real Techniques Core Collection Brushes 3. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 4. Clinique High Impact Mascara 5. Barry M Eyeliner Brush 6. Florabotanica Balenciaga Perfume 7. MUA Matte Black Eyeshadow.

Review: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Foundation...

October 13, 2012

Long time no see lovelies  sorry for the lack of blog posts this week I have been uber busy and have not had the time to blog. I'm here now though to give you my review on Collection 2000's Lasting Perfection Foundation. There is so much hype over their infamous Lasting Perfection Concealer, so I thought I would give their foundation a go and see if it lives up to its sister product.

It was on offer in Superdrug for £3.99 instead of £5.99 which I think is an amazing price for a foundation. I didn't really know what I was expecting when I bought it and I would say that now I have mixed feelings about it. Just like the concealer I would say it is medium to full coverage. It lasts a long time (clues in the title!) and I like the fact it is oil free as my skin type has become a lot more oily recently, and I need something that will stay on my face for longer than half a day!

I did find it quite hard to blend compared to something like the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation as it just isn't as smooth. I ended up using my fingers as it was just too difficult to blend easily with my brush. Maybe with a different type of brush it would work better though. I really don't like the smell as it reminds me of sun-cream and that's a smell I really hate. I would say it really gave my skin a flawless finish though which I really like  I would use a powder over the top of it as it can feel a little but tacky once applied. At the same time I bought the foundation I bought a Collection 2000 powder and I have to say I love it. It works really well over this foundation and others. It's not cakey and applies well. It is also the bargainous price of £1.99. I got my foundation in the shade 2 Ivory, but I think it might be a little dark for me so I would be interested in seeing the lightest colour.

Overall I would give this foundation 3/5. It is cheap and good coverage. It lasts a long time and is great for anyone on a make-up budget!

What are your favourite budget foundations and have you tried this one before?

Room Tour...

October 07, 2012

So this is my room tour ( and my 100th post!). You might be thinking this is the type of thing you see only on YouTube, but I thought I would bring it to my blog and share my little space of madness with you all.

I am one of those people who changes their room around all the time. I am also someone who wants pieces in my room to be unique and quirky. I have had impulsive moments in the past when re-designing my room, such as ripping up the carpet and painting the floorboards white just because I felt like it! I like my room to reflect me and my personality and I definitely think it does that.

In February I moved from a spacious modern house to a small cottage. I am having to deal with having a smaller room, but I really don't mind because I am now living in the house of my dreams. It's got quirky character and period features and that's what I love in a house. Anyway enough of my is my room!

How To: Big Vampy Red Lip...

October 06, 2012

This autumn I have been really inspired to wear a deep red lip. Wearing a deep lip can be hard to get away with, but if you keep the rest of your make-up simple then you'll be good to go. This is a how-to on how I get my vampy autumnal lip.

Products to use-
Splurge: Mac Rebel £14
Spend: Kate Moss for Rimmel London in shade 107 £5.49
Save: MUA Lipstick in Shade 1 £1

Other Products-
Lip Scrub/ Toothbrush
Lip Balm
Lip Brush
Lip Gloss
Make-up wipe/ Tissue

Step 1.
Exfoliate your lips using either a lip scrub or a tooth brush in gentle circular motions to get rid of any dead skin.

Step 2.
Condition your lips by using a moisturising lip balm. I used Blistex Intensive Moisture but you could use whatever you like best.

Step 3.
Using any foundation, take a small amount and apply to your lips to create a nude base. I used Rimmel  Wake Me Up Foundation.

Step 4.

Take a lip brush, I used a Ruby and Millie Lip brush, and line the outside of your lips with your lipstick of choice. I never use lip liner but it's completely up to you whether you use one or not.

Step 5.
Using the lip brush again, fill in the rest of your lip. I am using MUA Lipstick in Shade 1. I think this lipstick is a good dupe for the Kate Moss for Rimmel London Lipstick in shade 107, but it is slightly less matte and doesn't have as much pink pigment in it. On the upside it's a fifth of the price!

Step 6. Go over your whole lip using the lipstick and not the brush to make the colour more intense.


Step 7.  (optional) Add a gloss to make the lips appear fuller. You could use a plumping gloss or just an ordinary one. I used MUA Lipgloss in Shade 5. This gloss is actually pink but it is not very pigmented so just appears as a clear gloss. And there we have it, you're done!

DISCLAMER: This is how I do my vampy lip. I am no make-up artist, I am just giving ideas and showing people what I do.

September Favourites...

October 02, 2012

Where did September go?! I know it is a stereotypical thing that bloggers say but seriously, this month went so quickly! I am glad we are now in October though as it feels like it properly is autumn, and not just like we're in a strange transitional period between summer and a/w. This has been the month of re-discovering items which I've had for a while and forgotten my love for, so I feel like I have been quite thrifty and not spent too much money!

1. Vaseline Original. I didn't realise how much I love this stuff. Some people say it doesn't moisturise their lips and it just sits there, but I think it works amazingly and I prefer it to the Blistex Intensive Moisture. Also, I love the super cute retro packaging!

2. L'oreal Elive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights & Conditioner. I bought this in Poundland after dip-dying my hair because I wanted to get rid of the copery tones but not pay for an expensive toner, and I have to say this works really well. It has a tiny shimmer in it which you can see if you hold it up to the light which just makes the blonde appear lighter. It does take a couple of uses to see a difference and one thing I really don't like is the smell, but overall a great product!
3. V05 Nourish Me Truly. I also bought this in Poundland and I really like it. My hair was feeling quite dry and I felt this added some much needed moisture. I'd love to buy the bigger version as it just works so well and smells lovely.
4. Clinique Blush in 37 Warm Raisin. I've had this blush for a while now but stopped using it during the summer as I found that it was a bit of an autumn/winter colour. I have started using it again though and have fallen back in love with it. The colour is beautiful but Clinique have re-branded this blush and I think it is now called 'Bashful Blush'.
5. Clinique High Impact Mascara. This mascara is possibly the best I have EVER used. It separates the lashes beautifully and makes them look so elegant and fluttery. This is the sample size but I would love to purchase the full size as I just love it so much! 
6. 505 by Stargazer. I have been really into wearing autumnal colours on my nails recently and this has been one of my favourites. The colour is beautiful but the formulation is not as good as brands such as Rimmel as I find it chips quite easily, but for the price (£2.50) and the colour I LOVE it.  
7. Velvet Blouse. I have featured this blouse in my A/W Lookbook as I absolutely love it. I bought it in a charity shop for the bargainous price of £1.99! It is such a great piece for the colder months as it's nice and warm!

So my favourite YouTubers of the month are: ThatcherJoe, BeautyCrush, Grav3YardGirl and TheVintageVision. I couldn't pick just one as they are all brilliant, I seriously suggest you check them out!

My favourite bloggers this month are georgiabeee- I LOVE her blog. I feel like our style is quite similar and her reviews are great and really helpful. If you haven't already checked her out then I suggest you should!

 beautycrush- Now many of you may know of her already through her YouTube channel but she also has a blog which is amazing. I love her unique style and I really look forward to reading her posts whenever one appears on my dashboard!

OOTD: Denim and Leather...

October 01, 2012

So this is my OOTD. I love this outfit as it keeps you nice and warm but still looking stylish. I am wearing the same necklace that was featured in my 'Lookbook' as I have just been loving it sooooo much recently. This is a great layering outfit as you could add a scarf on top or a jumper underneath.

Denim Shirt £18 Beyond Retro
Leather Jacket £40 New Look
Leggings £3 Primark
Necklace £2 Scope (charity shop)
Vans around £45 Office
Owl Ring Ebay
Nail Polish- 505 Stargazer

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