31 August 2013


Forever on the hunt for the perfect liquid eyeliner and forever failing to find The One. I was told by a friend about this one and was intrigued. I think it was around £4 from the Seventeen make up collection in Boots.
The product says it is semi-permanent and lasts for 48 hours. Now, I can't really comment on this as I've never left it on this long and nor do I see why you would need that much wear time out of any make up. However, once it's on a dried it doesn't not budge in the slightest. The consistency of this stuff is pretty gloopy and thick but it is reasonable easy to apply. I really like the applicator of this; it's very thin and sturdy. It does take longer than regular liquid liner to dry so you have to make sure you don't blink too much or you get it on your brow bone and then you're doomed. but like I said, once it is dry, it is there forever* (*until you take it off. Or 48 hours...)
The tube does tell you that you need an oil based eye make up remover to get it off. I use the Garnier 2-in-1 makeup remover anyway which was handy but it really is the only way to get it off. It won't come off with normal make up remover.

I am glad I've got it and I will continue using it. A few people have commented on how it looks too so that's nice but this still isn't The One.


Yep, that time again. When your blog and youtube feeds are overloaded with favourite products and I would hate to disappoint by not putting in my two cents...

Simple Kind To Skin Facial Wash | Simple Anti-blemish Moisturiser | La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo | L'Oréal Studio Matt & Messy Salt Spray | ELF Nourishing Cuticle Pen | Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer | Barry M Confetti Nails 'Dolly Mixture'

About 7/8 weeks ago I ran out of my Effaclar Duo and didn't have chance to go into town to the big Boots that stocks La Roche Posay and I wasn't that bothered but after a few days of not using it my skin just erupted! The spots were huge and sore and so I decided to go back to basics on the skincare front until I could get my hands on the Effaclar Duo and I picked up a few bits from the Simple range. I'm pretty confident that almost everyone used to use Simple back in their early teens and I don't know why I don't still use their products because they are so good! They're all really gentle and actually do wonders for the skin. I bought the facial wash and I love the consistency of it but I didn't realise they also had a version of it in the Spotless Skin range but this really helped calm down the blemishes. My favourite product of the whole month is definitely the anti-blemish moisturiser. I noticed a difference from the first time I used it so I'm definitely going to carry on using this from now on. Only problem is that it doesn't seem to last very long and I don't feel like I'm using any more of it than I normally use with moisturiser. Still, it's pretty cheap and it does the job. I did end up picking up the Effaclar Duo again and I have definitely seen a difference since having it back in my daily routine. I will have to make sure I have a spare on hand for next time it runs out!

When I left my job 3 months ago (3 months!! So insane!) the people I used to work with put together a little bag of goodies for me and the L'Oréal salt spray was in it. I once used a really cheap salt spray and I really didn't like it. This one has been so different. It's more of a texturising spray to give a bit of volume but it does leave my hair nice and wavy. I kind of go a bit crazy spraying it through whilst my hair is wet and it doesn't dry hard or sticky. I can't even tell it's in. I feel like it makes my hair dry a lot faster too which is good because I don't blow dry my hair. I'll definitely repurchase this when it runs out.

I bought the ELF Nourishing Cuticle Pen quite a while ago and I wasn't really sure why and I'm still not entirely sure. I hear people talk about cuticles and removing them by cutting them off (?!!!) and that sounds painful and I'm not entirely sure why people want to remove them (anyone able to answer that?) However, I remembered I bought this and I've started wiping it around them before I paint my nails and it does make my nails look a lot nicer. I'm not sure if it has benefits but I've enjoyed using it recently so I put it in!
On the nails front, I finally caved and bought one of the confetti polishes from Barry M. I got the Dolly Mixture one and I really like it. It looks so cute over a nice bright colour.

Last favourite for this month is the Soap & Glory Kick Ass concealer. I actually bought this a couple of months ago but I've got really into using it the last couple of weeks. It has 2 concealers in it - one for under eye and one for blemishes, and it has a translucent setting powder too. I only actually use the one for under eye and it is amazing! It does such a good job at cancelling my dark circles and I set it with the powder and it doesn't crease all day. I wasn't too keen on the blemish concealer. It doesn't really cut it again the Collection Lasting Perfection.

What have you been loving this month?

21 August 2013


Long time no blog, even by my standards! I had an amazing time up in Edinburgh at the start of the month. That place is definitely my happy place. But whilst I was there and since I've been home I've been feeling a bit poorly and just generally not in the mood to put anything on here.
Before I went away I posted a wishlist and as soon as I posted that, I was at the checkout on the Topshop website and bought the mustard coloured blouse. I love it! the colour and the detailing is beautiful and I've been wearing it quite a bit for work since.

Blouse; Topshop | Skirt; Topshop | Nails; Rimmel x Kate Moss Salon Pro 'Hip Hop'

I gave up trying to get photos better than that. Also, I took these yesterday and have only just now looked at them. My bad. I do not get along well with my camera and outfit posts.

I've been wearing the blouse tucked into my black skater skirt and just wearing plain black flats for work. The detailing on the shirt is completely cut out so it can be a little chilly..! But the panels down the front are in good places so there isn't too much bra on show to the world.

Like I said, I took these yesterday so I am going to try and remember what I put on my face...

GOSH Velvet Touch Primer
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation '51 Light Vanilla'
Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer 'Light'
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder 'Transparent'
Benefit Brow-zings 'Dark'
Seventeen Tattoo Me Semi Permanent Liquid Eyeliner
Avon Infinitize Mascara
Avon Lipstick 'Coral Connection'
Sleek Blush 'Dolly Mix'

The eyeliner is a very new addition to my make up collection and when I took this it was the first time I had tried it. I wasn't sure what I thought then but I tried it again today and I do like it better and people have commented on it so may review it soon, if anyone would like to read that?

4 August 2013


The last few times I've been into town, I've really not had any luck in any shops. I've just been so disappointed with everything but I have been browsing Topshop tonight and a few things have caught my eye!

Purple is always my favourite colour but I'm seeing it pop up a lot recently and I love it. I got a dress from Primark in the dark purple colour and I'm obsessed with it. I've also been after getting a smaller bag. I always have big bags and put practically everything I own in and now at the ripe old age of 21 my back is like that of an 80 year old so my heavy bag is probably not helping.
I am almost certainly going to buy the mustard blouse! It's gonna look so nice for work with a black skirt. I am in desperate need for new work clothes and I adore everything about this.
And obviously had to include a lipstick! Not that I need more but seriously, Topshop ones are amazing!

I'm off to Edinburgh in the morning to spend a week at the Fringe festival. I went two years ago and it is so much fun so I'm very excited!
Excited for a break too. I haven't been on holiday since the last time I went there.

Have a lovely week! x