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Friday, 31 July 2015

July Outfit Round Up

Hello lovelies! A bit of a different post for me today. July has been a busy month so I thought I would do a little round up of some of my favourite outfits (just a little pre warning- all outfits bar one feature leopard print!!!)

At the beginning of the month a group of 8 of us girls went to Wireless festival. The weather was amazing, and I opted for a denim pinafore dress from Topshop. I teamed it with my Fearne Cotton for Very buckled ankle boots (similar pair here) and Topshop animal print bucket bag. Jewellery wise, I wore my staple gold chunky watch, and lots of delicate gold rings. 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015


If I could only wear one item of makeup for the rest of my life (or had to pick only one thing to take to a desert island, etc, etc) it would be foundation. I have always been conscious of being pale and freckly, and I feel so much more confident when I have my second layer of skin on. My long standing favourite has to be Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, but it's glass bottle means you can never quite get the last bit out (is that not the most annoying thing ever?) I have tried quite a few Mac foundations (with Face and Body being my fave) but stumbled across Pro Longwear Waterproof last week and I had to give it a try. At £25.50 for 25ml, it is slightly cheaper than Double Wear and you do get less (Double Wear is £30 for 30ml), however the plastic tube means that you can get every last drop out.


Friday, 24 July 2015

The big three oh

I say this every year, but 2015 is passing by at a scarily fast speed- seriously how is it JULY already?! I'm not sure whether it's because I've been so busy or because I'm trying to tick everything off my 'before I turn 30' bucket list. Yep, in just 6 short months I will be leaving my twenties and celebrating my 30th birthday. It seems like only a couple of years ago that I was turning 21, with a long stretch of twenty something birthdays ahead of me. Somehow, the weeks have turned into months, the months into years and all of a sudden I am a proper grown up and freaking out loads a little bit! Now don't get me wrong, I know that 30 is not old by any stretch of the imagination, I think what is scaring me the most is that I thought I would be in a different stage of my life when the big 3-0 hit me. 

Thursday, 16 July 2015


With their simplistic yet quirky packaging, amazing quality and affordable prices, I don't know anyone who isn't a fan of the Topshop makeup range. I popped into my local store at the weekend and couldn't resist adding the cute little eyeshadow 'Innerstellar' to my ever growing collection. All dome shaped and shimmery, this colour stood out for me as soon as I approached the stand. I am a sucker for a brown/ taupe/ shimmery shadow (the BEST shade for blue eyes, in my opinion) and at only £5, this rivals most of the highstreet brands out there price wise.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Poundland Makeup - Review and Swatches

When I heard that Poundland had launched a makeup range I was a little dubious, to say the least. They do already sell the odd nail polish and eyeshadow (all at £1, obvs) but these are often old stock/ discontinued colours, and never very appealing. When I ventured to my local Poundland I think I expected to find a few bits and pieces dotted around, but was presented with a whole counter. The brand is called Makeup Gallery, and each product has a cute little slogan on it, such as ‘Kohl me Beautiful' for eye pencils, ‘All About the Pout’ for lipsticks and ‘Time to Shine’ for nail polishes. Merchandising wise, the range would not look out of place in Superdrug or Boots and it definitely LOOKED a lot better than I had expected. I eagerly filled my basket with foundation, concealer, powder, blusher, liquid eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss, and went to the till with seven English pounds (!), feeling curious and excited to try my new bargain products. Now so far I was impressed with the sleek packaging, but as we all know it’s about the product, and I was wondering how sleek I would look with all of this bargain slap on my face....!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Topshop Airbrush Primer Review

Until a couple of years ago, I saw primer as one of these non essential makeup items that just adds time to your routine, cost to your makeup bag and doesn’t really have a visible result. Fast forward a couple of years and I am now obsessed with the stuff. I don’t know what changed my mind about primer, I think I just heard my friend raving on about how good Smashbox photo finish primer was and I was sold. When I heard how it would ‘smooth my skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles AND make my foundation sit smoother’ I couldn’t wait to invest. My little legs took me to my local Boots and before I knew it I had shelled out £25.50 (!) on said primer.
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