Sunday, 20 April 2014

Cut It Out

Rummaging through my wardrobe last week meant that I re-discovered this little pinafore. It makes a nice change to throw on a dress, rather than my usual jeans that I'm attached to like a comfort blanket. 

Right now I'm sat on the sofa editing this post, with a chocolate egg at my side, and the Formula One on tv. Yep, who knew, I can't get enough of the F1 this year. It's been a nice way to end my Easter break, and has helped distract me from the fact that mock exams are looming. 

Also, a question: can I still get away with wearing a darkish lipstick, even though it's Spring? To me, Spring calls for nudes, brights, and peachy-pinks, but this outfit was just screaming a red lip to me. Got any thoughts? 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Halo Braids and Evening Face

After watching Hello October's March Favourites I felt super inspired. I couldn't wait for a possible tutorial that everyone in the comments was asking for, so instead I pressed pause on the video and and grabbed some makeup. You guys probably know that my everyday face is a flick of eyeliner and a barely there lipstick, so it's safe to say I switched it up just a little and cracked out Maybelline's Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze. Everything else was the usual- what can I say, I think I probably need to break out of this makeup rut I'm in. 

In order of application...

Rimmel Match Perfection in True Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light
Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On & On Bronze
Natural Collection Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline The Falsies
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transluscent
Sleek Luminous Presses Powder in 2
Rimmel Lasting Finish Blush in Santa Rose
Topshop Lipstick in Nevada

As for the hair... this was probably my third attempt at Halo Braids and I think this is as good as it's going to get. This video made it look super easy, which definitely had me fooled. I think that practice is key, here, because mine looking nothing look this. It's a great little tutorial though, especially for shoulder length hair gals like me. 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Sweater Weather

Being on Easter break this past week has meant that I've been going a little stir crazy. Here's an every-day, 'I'm bored but feel like I should make an effort' outfit. We all have these, right? (Please say it isn't just me) When it comes to these days, comfort is key. Baggy jumpers and soft jeans? Nothing ground breaking, but if it's comfy, I'm wearing it. 

Also, meet the latest edition to my shoe closet. I have no idea if these Nikes are in any way cool, but they're so comfy. (Sensing a theme here?) 

I never wrote a Favourites post for March, but there have been a few odd things I've been liking..

Two Songs:

One TV Show:

One Favourite Nail Colour:

So there are a few things I've been loving recently. It's really getting kind of late in the evening though, even for a half term, so I'm off to bed. Night night. 

P.S- Let me know what you've been loving these past few weeks!  

Friday, 4 April 2014

The New Thing: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm, Elusive

I don't think I'm going to be saving any money anytime soon! The Boots '3 for 2' offer got me again... Remember my latest Wish List, that left me pining for a Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms? Well, I picked up the shade 'Elusive' a week or so ago and I'm impressed.

'Elusive' is a really wearable pink, and perfect for Spring in my eyes. Revlon seem to have perfected a matte offering that doesn't leave your lips feeling chalky- instead they're oh-so-smooth, no flaking in sight. I'm also in love with it's fresh, minty scent. Definitely a nice change from some of the funky scents my other lip products have. 

They're super easy to apply and touch up, and they sit comfy on my lips. I definitely want to go back and scout out the rest of the collection- there's a peachy orange I have my eyes on. 

Monday, 31 March 2014

April Inspiration

Another Month. Here are a few little things to inspire you this April. This month I'm liking ripped jeans, barely there makeup and pastel shades. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Cèlfie Time

These T's have been floating around Tumblr and Instagram for a while, and it was only a matter of time before I got my hands on one. I paired it with a lil' DIY project- my skirt. Being a lanky 5ft 10", I find it difficult to find skirts that cover my tooshie sometimes, so I figured I may as well try and make one that did. A bit of fabric and one very good YouTube video, and I was sorted! 

It's officially Spring here in England, but that doesn't mean that I wasn't freezing my butt off taking these snaps. Although if I'm honest, I'm just so happy that my camera has been fixed and is back on form. Time to get back into a blogging routine! Having said that, sleep is definitely coming first for me right now. You know when you feel under the weather and get a cold that you can't shift? Yeah, that's been me for the past few weeks. I'm off to go and bury myself under my duvet with a book. 

This is my last week of school before a well needed break, and I'm kinda in denial of the fact that I have to start revising for exams after Easter. Ignorance is bliss, I guess. 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

NOTD: Ballet Slippers, Essie

Rings- Topshop and River Island 

Ballet Slippers has just been added to ever-growing nail polish stash and I couldn't be happier. I'm sure you've heard all about this shade because there's constant hype around it, but it's the perfect combination of pastel, off-white goodness. It's pretty sheer, so you'll need three coats before you get a nice, opaque effect. But I kind of like that about it, because you can have a really subtle wash of pink, or build it up. 

Granted, you need a good dollop of top coat to protect this from chipping (I think I lasted 3 days tops), but you can't fault Essie on their colour selection. What's next on my list, I hear you ask? It's definitely Master Plan. After Suzie at Hello October blogged about this shade I have decided I need it. The perfect taupe-y, lilac grey? I'm sold.