October Favourites

October 31, 2013

Here we are again looking back at my favourite bits and bobs of the month, and my goodness hasn't October gone quickly. I feel like this year has gone by so fast and now everyone is starting to get excited for (dare I say it...) Christmas. However I am not complaining as a season full of festivities, candles and food sounds great to me!

I don't have too many favourites this month but here is my pick of October's best Fashion, Beauty, Music and Blogger offerings!


Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow and and Blush Duo
I am in love with this palette. It creates beautiful looks for both the S/S and A/W and has been a firm favourite of mine this month. I am trying to experiment with more purple toned colours in my makeup at the moment and this fits the bill perfectly. The eyeshadows aren't they most pigmented I have ever come across but I quite like that as they add a nice subtle hint of colour. The blush in this palette is also stunning. A shimmery, frosty pink that really lightens up the face and adds colour and highlight at the same time. Unfortunately this palette isn't available any more as I got it as part of a Clinique Bonus Time offer, but the 'Iced Lotus' blush is so would recommend getting your hands on it!

Benefit They're Real Mascara
There is so much hype surrounding this mascara and I have to say it totally deserves the talk it gets. An all rounder that adds length and volume this mascara has become a staple in my everyday makeup routine. I've had mine for quite a while now and it is drying out but I still really like the effect it gives as it doesn't make the lashes look to wet. Although it is pricey I couldn't recommend it more.

Topshop 'Hidden Treasure' Nail Polish
Possibly one of the quirkiest colours my nails have ever seen, this gold/green metallic has been a favourite of mine this month. I won't talk too much about it now as I am planning a full review on it soon...

Topshop 'Month' Boots
I have been loving wearing these boots this month. They are the comfiest most practical winter boots I have possibly ever come across. After my year long search for the perfect boot I was thrilled when I came across these. They are a classic Chelsea boot style so are extremely versataille and go with most things in my wardrobe! I also think they are quite a bargain at £45 as they are real leather and feel really well made.

Hello october - Suzie has amazing style and impeccable beauty taste and everything she buys I just seem to want. She has a wonderful YouTube channel and an equally wonderful blog!

Fun For Louis
I'm not really the biggest fan of watching daily blogs but I've been getting more into them recently and Louis has been someone who's vlogs I don't want to miss. With his crazy lifestyle and amazing adventures each day offers something really cool and interesting to watch.
Primark Cinnamon Clove Candle
I was OBSESSED with this candle last year and couldn't wait for it to hit the shops again this year! A classic Christmas scent I love lighting this candle as it just makes me feel all warm and cosy and excited for the festive season!

Shyer- London Grammar
Tous Les Memes- Stromae
I found a boy- Adele
R U Crazy- Conor Maynard...(my guilt pleasure song...)
Story Of My Life- One Direction...(okay, another guilty pleasure song...!)
Pumped up Kicks- Foster the People
Things We Lost In the Fire- Bastille
Another love- Tom Odell

                                           What have your favourites been this month?

British Weather...

October 28, 2013

Once again Britain hasen't failed to confuse the population with its weather. One minute everyone is sweltering in the humid mist, the next people are locking themselves indoors with a novelty Christmas jumper and and an evening of Strictly Come Dancing. This has lead to feeling slightly unsure in the clothes department as to what to wear. I have found the answer to this annual problem- layers. You can take them on an off as many times as you want , and you will be that person that is prepared for any situation the weather throws at you. (I wouldn't be surprised if we were gripped by a heat wave and then after this storm to be honest....).


Today I decided to layer up some of my favourite autumn/winter pieces. Tights, denim shorts and boots is a classic look that comes around every year. It is practical and keeps your legs nice and toasty, whilst still hanging onto the fact that you are wearing your favourite shorts from the summer! I've added a quirky patterned blouse with a collar nearly the size of my face, and a simple grey jumper! If it gets really nippy then you can throw on a cosy parka to keep you nice and warm. 

Shorts- Car Boot, Belt- Thrifted, Blouse- Thrifted, Jumper- Zara, Coat- M&S, Boots- Topshop, Rings- Topshop, Primark, Kukee.co.uk and Beach Shop, Nails- Topshop 'Hidden Treasure' and Hat - Primark.
                              What pieces have you been enjoying wearing in this weather?

Loreal True Match Foundation...

October 19, 2013

Many things in the bloggersphere get hyped up and talked about until everyone and their brothers dog buys it. I feel this has been the case with this foundation. I had heard it talked about by many bloggers and it was said to be many peoples favourite drugstore foundation. I of course caved into the hype and went out and bought it- but is it really worth all the hype that it gets?

I decided to go for the shade W1 which is one of the lightest shades and has a yellow undertone. The colour match is very good for my pale skin. They have a good range of colours as you often find with many highstreet foundations that they have a choice of only about 5 or 6 shades. I also like the fact that you can pick the undertone to match your skin.

I had heard that this foundation was a medium to full coverage, buildable foundation. This lead me to be slightly confused as when I first pumped it out it was very runny and watery. When applied to the face I found that it felt very light on the skin and almost disappeared immediatley and did indeed give a sort of medium coverage which was builable.. It was nice and blendable but I found it quite tricky to work with when using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I ended up opting for the Real techniques Expert Face Brush instead or failing that just my hands which I never normally do.

I didn't particularly like the finish to this foundation. It didn't look very natural on the skin and clung to dry patches and blemishes on my forehead and nose area. I also found the more I applied to build the coverage the more cakey it looked. I think it is meant to be a semi-matte finish and there are small particles of glitter in the bottle when you look at the foundation so it kind of strikes the balance of dewy and matte but I'm not too sure I liked it. I would say this foundation is for people with normal/combination to the oilier side of skin as I just think it enhances dry patches on the face.

As for lasting power it probably lasted about 6-7 hours before looking like I should really take it off and start again. I did try it with a primer so depending on which one you use and your skin type maybe it would last longer.

I would say that I was just a bit underwhelmed by this foundation. After all the hype it got I just found it to be a very bog standard, run of the mill foundation. It really made me realise that I like my Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation a lot more as I find that gives a really beautiful finish. I would say that I probably wouldn't re-purchase this foundation but it was good to try it out.

             Have you tried Loreal True Match Foundation? What were your thoughts on it?


October 06, 2013

So October is here and so is autumn which to me signifies coats, candles and dare I say it......Christmas. October is one of my favourite months as the weather is not too cold but you can still wear a nice autumnal coat.

Today was actually too warm to wear a coat...typical British weather, but I did so anyway as I just loved the way it looked with this outfit. I kept it really simple with black jeans and a grey jumper and let the scarf and coat do the talking. Classic and simple dressing is my new favourite at the moment.


I also wanted to quickly show you all my new boots from Topshop which I LOVE! I will do a full post on them soon! 
I've been playing around with the new iOS 7 picture filters so I hope you all don't mind a few jazzed up photos! 

                                            What are you all wearing this autumn?

Coat- Primark, Scarf- Poundland, Jeans- Topshop Leigh's (Thrifted), Jumper-Zara, Boots- Topshop, Necklace-Topshop, Sunnies-Primark and Lipstick-Rimmel Kate Moss 107&03.

What's On My IPad?...

October 02, 2013

So today's post is a bit of a strange one. I thought I would do the 'What's on My iPhone tag' except with my IPad as I dot have an iPhone! Mine is the iPad 2 16GB in White.

Some of you might be thinking 'do I really care what's on her iPad?' and in all honesty no, you probably don't- but I do think it is really nice to find new apps to download if you are considering buying and iPhone/iPad or if you've already got one. When I first got this I spent ages trying to find out what apps other people have so I could tailor them to my own likes.

My lock screen wallpaper is from tumblr and I just love it as it is so vibrant and bright! 

      Then on the home screen starting at the top from L-R I have the standard apple apps. Messages, Photos, Camera, Maps, Clock, Photo Booth, Calender, Contacts, Notes, Reminders, Newsstand, ITunes Store, App Store, Settings, IBooks, Face Time, Safari, Mail, Videos and Music.

Then on the next screen are my downloaded apps that I use the most? From L-R- Twitter, BBC I player( love this, you can download programmes and watch them on the go without wifi!), Netflix, Instagram (you can follow me at 'LoveVintageRocks'), Gmail, Snapchat, EBay, TV Catch Up ( this allows you to watch live TV!) , ITV Player, 4oD, Candy Crush Saga, Facebook, Blogger (where I write most of my posts for you guys!), YouTube (a must have!), Pages (this is like Apples equivalent of Microsoft Word), Garage Band, HayDay (for wannabe farmers...), Rhonna Designs (you can edit pictures and make them really cute and pretty and then upload them to Instagram, Twitter etc.)

On this last screen I have L-R - Temple Run, Temple Run 2, BlogLovin, Tumblr, Tube Map, Topshop, Zara (bad for your bank balance....it makes you want everything!) , Games Centre ( I never use it...), Google Translate, Pintrest ( which I'm obsessed with - you can follow me at 'Love Vintage'), Dropbox (really useful for saving files), Calculator, Google Earth, Helium Light (mature....), BT Wifi (if you are a BT customer this allows you to use other people wifi on the go!), Video Star, FN Skittles and Itube.

So there we go that's what's on iPad! I hope this gave you a few ideas and let me know what your favourite apps are!

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