Brow Game

February 25, 2015

Eyebrows are one of my favourite things about makeup. If I could only keep one thing in my makeup routine it would be my brows. However, they can be a tricky thing to master. I've been filling my brows in for years so I'd like to think I know a bit about them. I've tried everything from pencils to wax to powder, but recently I found a way that I am very happy with, so thought I would share with you some of my tips for getting your brow game on!

Shape
I tweeze my brows as that way I know the shape they will be as I am a bit worried about handing them over to someone else! I always feel my brows are at their best when they are freshly tweezed as they just look a lot more defined and neat. I use Clnique tweezers but you can use any tweezers really, however angled tweezers makes for the easiest removal.

Product & Application

Choosing the right product and most importantly the right colour is crucial. If it is too warm in tone your brows might end up looking bit orange or red which isn't the best look! I like to go for something with an ashy undertone. At the moment I use two products to fill in my brows. I start by using a brow brush and the Collection Brow Kit. I take the darkest colour and fill in the middle section of my brow. I love this palette as you can use a mix of colours and they all have really nice ashy undertones. Once I have done this I then take the Soap&Glory Brow Archery in 'Hot Chocolate'. I then lightly fill in the front and the end and then brush through with the spoolie. I am yet to find a good brow gel to set them into place so if anyone has any recommendations I would be very interested to know! If you really want to push the boat out, then adding a small amount of highlighter on the brow bone will just accentuate the area.

The Finished Look

Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Foundation, MAC ProLongwear Concealer, MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural, Sleek Face Contour Kit, Bobbi Brown Sheer Blush Stick, Nars Pro Prime, MAC Blacktrax Fluidline, Collection Brow Kit, Soap&Glory Brow Archery, Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara, MAC Brave Lipstick


Top - Cos / Watch - ASOS / Rings - UO / Earrings - Forever 21

Paisley

February 22, 2015












Sometimes I think it's very easy to get stuck in a rut of wearing the same things because it's quick and comfy. Quite frankly however, I've been boring myself by doing this recently, so I thought it was time to spice things up a little. Being the type of person who wears black jeans nine times out of ten, I thought these bottle green paisley print trousers would fit the bill perfectly. A subtle hint of colour and pattern goes a very long way, and really livens up an outfit. These trousers are uber comfy and the best thing about them is that they were only £7.99 in the ZARA sale. Yes, £7.99. (Inserts heart eyed emoji for my love of the ZARA sale...)

                         Trousers- Zara / Jumper - Zara / Jacket - Jennyfer / Boots - M&S




Getting The Chop

February 18, 2015

L - Aug 14' / BR- Oct 14' / TR- Feb 15'

I remember writing a blog post over a year ago talking about my hair, and being so pleased with how long it was. Fast forward to now and I've basically chopped most of it off - a good 10 to 12 inches to be more precise. Now I'm not trying to be vain or self-centred as I know that there is a lot more to life than hair, I  just wanted to write this post to show the changes I've made, and maybe inspire others who might want to take the same steps as I did.

It all started about 2 and a half years ago with what I thought was a 'bad haircut'. In short - I thought the hairdresser cut too much off and was so upset I then I declared that I was never getting my hair cut again. That was clearly a stupid thing to say, but I stuck to it for a good year and a half. My hair naturally grows very quickly so it took about that length of time to grown from boob length to my hips. I was so proud of how long I had grown it, but was getting bored of how it looked and then started to think about getting it cut. I'm going to be honest, it's taken me 5 trips to the hairdressers to get it to where it is today. Lets just say I've just been quite scared of doing it. The longer it grew, the more frightened I was to cut it. However, I am SO glad I finally took the plunge and cut it to just below boob length in October. All I could think was 'why didn't I do this sooner?'. I then went back to the hairdressers about 6 weeks later and had about another inch or so off, and then again in February (I know...) , and had it cut to the length it is in the top right picture. If I'm honest I probably should have just done that in the first place and I would have saved myself a lot of time and money!

If you're thinking about getting the chop then I would say look at lots of pictures of the style of hair you want and then sit on the idea for a bit. If after a good length of time you still want to do it then go ahead. I would suggest showing a picture to your hairdresser to give them a good idea of what you want. Also, if it seems like a hugely daunting task then ask your hairdresser to cut it a couple of inches at a time and see how you like it. Let me know if you have done something similar recently as I would be vey interested to find out!

To The Sea

February 15, 2015
















I swear a lot of my blog pictures are taken either in the countryside or by the beach - I just can't help it, it's my thing! As I've mention a million times before, there's nothing I like more than going for a walk in a quiet and remote place. It makes me feel reflective and at peace with myself and my surroundings. Although probably not the greatest beach attire known to man, I have to say this new ASOS coat of mine is a complete winner when it comes to warmth and style. Paired with some converse, this really is a classic outfit for a casual day. 

Coat- ASOS (depop) / Shirt- Topshop / Jumper- Zara / Jeans- ASOS / Converse - Cloggs.co.uk / Rings -Urban Outfitters

Currently Loving

February 11, 2015



                                       NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Shadow Base
Without trying to sound over dramatic, this stuff has really changed the whole way I think about my makeup now. It's so good at keeping my eye makeup on, that I can now know that if I have a long day ahead, my makeup will last. Although expensive I think it's absolutely worth it and I am so glad I have finally discovered it! You can read my full review here.

This was an Amelia Liana inspired purchase as when I saw it on her I just couldn't stop staring at her lips ( in the least strange way possible!). It is a gorgeous pinky/brown nude that is perfect for everyday. It has a beautiful finish, great pigmentation and is just generally a really lovely lipstick. 
You can read my full review here.


This is something I picked up on a whim in Boots after hearing a couple of people talk about it. In the past I've hated brow pencils as I just thought they made my brows look too false and drawn on. I also could never find one which didn't make my brows look to warm and red toned. This product however, is amazing. After thinking I wouldn't even like it at first, I was proved wrong when I realised what an amazing colour match it was for me. Ashy in tone and the perfect brown for my hair colour. I also found that because the nib is so fine, you can make your brows look more natural. You have to be careful not to be too heavy handed otherwise they might look a little drawn on, but any mistakes can be quite easily brushed away with the brilliant spoolie on the end. All in all for £8, this is a pretty fab product that I would definitely repurchase. 


This little product seems to attract a lot of attention from many bloggers. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about so went ahead and bought it, and I'm very glad I did. I love a good bit of dewy/glowy skin and this creates such a beautiful glow on the cheekbones. It's a really finely milled powder that is by no means subtle but also isn't too in your face - just the right amount of sheen! You can read my full review on it here



P.S Love Beauty Liquid Liner
This little gem is quite frankly an amazing find. When I think of buying makeup I don't usually think of going to Primark, however after lusting after some of my friends eye makeup and finding out the liner they were wearing was from Primark, I thought I should give it a go. The brush is so fine so allows you to create a really thin line and wing. It is really black and paired with my Nars primer, lasts all day. For £1, this really is an absolute steal and I would definitely recommend it!

Lady D

February 08, 2015









Who said lipstick couldn't be the main part of your outfit? No one - and if they did they were probably mad. I love wearing simple clothes and then accessorising with a bold lip. One of my favourites is MAC 'Lady Danger'. It was the first MAC lipstick I bought, and I think it will be one I repurchase many times. All black is a really good way to show off a red lip. If you can't find anything to wear, all black is perfect. It's such as classic look and so versatile.

Top- ASOS / Jeans- ASOS / Boots- M&S / Watch- ASOS / Lipstick-MAC Lady Danger 

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