Friday, 22 June 2012

OOTD and a little help please

Father's Day outfit of the day 
(late I know)
Dress ~ Concessions at New Look
Leggings ~ Next
Caridgan ~ Topshop
Shoes ~ New Look
Nails ~ O.P.I 'Yoga-t get this blue'

For my boyfriends sister's hen party I bought this dress but I'm a little stumped which way to wear it, with or without leggings...
We're going for a nice meal and clubbing in Brighton at the end of July so I'm counting on it being a bit toasty
What are your opinions ladies?

Dress ~ H&M
Shoes ~ Dorothy Perkins

Thank you :)


Birthday wish list


My birthday may not be until the beginning of August but today at work was ridiculously slow and boring so I started thinking about what I may like...

Bobbi Brown Make-up Brush Set ~ I need to replace all of my old and crappy make-up brushes, especially now that I'm more into the mantra of a good brush can make all the difference to make-up application

NARS 'Sex Appeal' Blusher ~ I already own both the Orgasm and Deep Throat blushers and love them, there's something about a coral blusher I can't resist. And a coral NARS blusher is even more irresistible. Sex Appeal is a much lighter, more peach toned blusher... I'm torn between this and the glitter ball that is New Order, decisions decisions! 

Stila 'Into the night' Eyeshadow Pallet ~ I adore eyeshadow pallets, they just appeal to my magpie senses. I don't own any Stila products and would love to dabble in their line. This looks like the perfect entry with gorgeous colours and a matte brown smudge stick to play with. I dare so it could be love...move over Naked pallet there's a new kid on my block (hopefully)

Next dresses and floral jacket ~ I am lusting after pretty much all of Next's clothes right now. I can often be found wandering around my local store admiring the pretty colours and prints. These three items is me being very very restrained! I'd also love some of their workout clothes but that's too boring for birthday presents no?

Cath Kidston goodies ~ Their website has recently launched the 50% off sale and who doesn't love a bit of Cath Kidston! Everything is just gorgeously girly.

Next tea cup lamp and wide wall organiser ~ My sensible side has reared it's head and I love this wall shelving thingy it would be perfect make up storage, I can see my favourite nail varnishes lined up on the top with some necklaces dangling down the bottom along with some favourite make up items in the drawers...perfection. The tea cup lamp...what can I say it's gorgeous! I must own this! It is however £50 but all that cuteness it has to be worth it...

Ikea Helmer ~ And for the rest of my make up collection these functional, sleek, tidy drawers. Make up storage sorted :)

So a bit of a mixed bag there and I've actually sent this to both my Mum and Dad and the boyfriend...who knows the make up storage of my dreams may be mine...


Saturday, 9 June 2012

I could watch you for a lifetime, your my favourite movie

I've had a lovely week off this week just a shame the weather hasn't been as glorious as it has been recently.
I've mainly spent the week relaxing and seeing friends and family
But also shopping of course
I bought three dresses from h&m which I love and will post about later
On Wednesday I spent the day with Mum, we ended up in Windsor walking round the shops and rounded it all off with a lovely cream tea on the river Thames...perfection
Here is what I wore.


Dress ~ River Island
Blazer ~ Primark
Leggings ~ New Look
Worn with brown leather ballet pumps from New Look

Beauty purchases of the week

Benefit That Gal Primer
Benefit Foamingly Clean Facial Wash
Benefit Brow Brush
Realness of Concealness kit, this is being discontinued so I picked it up for £11ish
No7 Silver Glitter Polish, I bought the gold one recently with a £5 off voucher so had to go back for this one

Hope everyone's hunky dory

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Please remind me who I really am...

Since the warm weather has disappeared (boo) I've dragged the jeans out once again
The other day I went to the cinema with my lovely Mum to see Prometheus
It was awesome! I'm such a film geek though.
Last week we saw Snow White and the Huntsman which I thoroughly recommend
I loved it
This is what I wore to the cinema 


Camel Colour Jeans ~ New Look
Cream Blouse ~ F&F Tescos
Cream and Navy Blazer ~ Primark
Nude and Gold Pumps ~ New Look
Rose Gold Watch ~ Michael Kors 

Hope your all good

Revlon Lip Butters

I ended up going back for the other two colours I was lusting after...
Candy Apple and Creme Brulee
I will admit that Candy Apple is much more red based than I thought it would be, the swatch photos on Boots website suck! This seemed more coral based but I love that it is such a wearable red for someone like me who is slightly scared of colour. I don't like drawing attention to myself...
The Creme Brulee colour is perfect for work being a subtle nude.
Whilst these are still on offer in boots for only £5.99 I think I may go back for Strawberry Shortcake and Peach Parfait.
These seem to be  my dream lipstick/butter. I love the formula and the colours come out gorgeous on my lips.


Revlon Lip Butter ~ Candy Apple


Revlon Lip Butter ~ Creme Brulee

Have you tried Strawberry Shortcake or Peach Parfait?
What are your opinions on them?


Monday, 4 June 2012

Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation

I figured it was about time I reviewed this...
About a month ago I was wandering around my local Boots armed with an Advantage card voucher for £2 off any Revlon foundation, perfect I was in the market for a new one. Whilst having a nosey at the Revlon offerings an MUA from Benefit wandered over and coerced me into her lair...
She showed me the new foundation and applied to half my face, all I can say is WOW!
I loved the finish, it was dewy and a light to medium coverage which was buildable. Just what I was after. After putting the powder on top it of course mattified the finish so a versatile product. 
The foundation also has an SPF of 25 which is great if your anything like me and constantly forget to put sun cream on in the invisible British sun. 
I have to say I'm very impressed with this foundation, it has already replaced my beloved MAC studio sculpt which is saying something! 
I only wear this on my days off as I've said before I refuse to wear anything high end to work and inevitably sweat it off before lunch time (yummy I know) and at £24.50 I see this as high end. 
The shade I purchased is Honey which is a bit warmer than my skin tone but perfect when I'm tanned, I'm not loving the pale look on myself right now and feel much healthier with a slight glow. Two weeks after this initial purchase I went back for the Hello Flawless Powder in Champagne to compliment the product, rude not to seeing as my MAC msf was on it's last legs. 

Have any of you tried this foundation? 
What were your thoughts?


Sunday, 3 June 2012

May Empties

Chanel Chance Perfume
Benefit Some Kinda Gorgeous Foundation
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
MAC Studio Concealer 

I'm thinking about starting this as a regular monthly post 
I'll do a  collective post once a month and write a brief review of each item...

Chanel Chance Perfume
Ever since this was first released a few years ago I have adopted it as my signature scent, this must be my second large bottle. I love this stuff, the smell is gorgeous and I feel amazing wearing it. I don't wear it to work instead reserving it for my days off. I already have my back up bottle on the go and will continue to repurchase this. 

Benefit Some Kinda Gorgeous Foundation
I've had two of these in my make up collection for ages and right now I'm trying to use up all of my random foundations before I explore the foundation world and make a few new purchases (any suggestions feel free to let me know!) 
My Mum bought me two of these for Christmas one year and I've never really gotten on with them hence they had been discarded to the realm of forgotten make up.
They don't last very long on my skin and I prefer a liquid foundation to be honest.
I doubt I will repurchase.

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream
When I bought the new Benefit Foundation I picked up the B Right Mini facial pack.
I've been using this moisturiser day and night and have to say I've loved it.
It's moisturising but not too heavy on my skin so perfect for daytime wear.
There's a few more moisturisers I need to finish before I purchase any new ones but when they are done with I'll definitely repurchase this one. 

Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Again for work I don't like to wear any high end make up so stick with drug store brands
This mascara has been perfect and I've already repurchased.
It lengthens and curls my lashes, even thickening them.
Everything I want from a mascara.

MAC Studio Concealer
I use this every day and love the consistency 
Thick and creamy, I do find it settles into any lines around my eyes though so tend to use something else in that area.
I had two of these on the go and probably will repurchase this again.

Let me know if you like this kind of post :)