Friday, 16 November 2012

My everyday drugstore face routine

Hi guys, ive been really loving my drugstore face makeup this autumn/winter and ive been using this combonation everyday to achieve a simple flawless look.
Benefit 'porefessional' primer £18.50
The first product i apply is the benefit 'porefessional' primer in order to prepare my skin and help give a smoother base for my foundation, althought this primer is a bit more expensive, a little goes along way and its totally worth the money, i have tried alot of primers and this one is my favourite by far, this is great for oily skin as it mattifys your face and keeps your makeup on all day, its also scented with oranges which can only be a good thing.
Rimmel wake me up foundation £8
The next product i apply is rimmels 'wake me up' foundation in the shade true ivory, i usually use one pump of this and buff it into my skin with a real techniques brush (review coming soon) although this foundation gives a dewey finish, i feel, although it works best for dry skin, it still works for people with oily skin like myself. This foundation gives a flawless finish and stays put all day, the colour range is amazing especially for pale people like myself and once again this products smells amazing, there seems to be a pattern occuring?
My next step is too use my collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer, i apply this using my fingers to my under eye circles, blemishes and redness as i think it works great for all 3. If you have internet access you must of heard of this product as it is raved about alot! and for good reason, this concealer is high coverage, long lasting and £4.19!

Then i set my makeup with Rimmel londons 'stay matte' peach glow powder, once again i apply this with a real techniques brush, this powder just makes sure that my makeup will defiantely stay put all day and gives my skin a matte finish, which i prefer in winter.

Lastly to finish off my skin, i contour my cheeks (again using a real techniques brush) i know estee lauder isnt a drugstore brand but im a big bronzer girl and im yet to find a drugstore bronzer that i like as much as this one, this bronzer is very warm toned without being orange, which compliments my skin tone perfectly, i do this to slim down my face and give me a warmer complexion.
What does your everyday face routine consist of? are there any drugstore bronzers worth a try?

Thursday, 8 November 2012

November wish list

Hi guys! This is just some of the things that i have been lusting after in the month of November.
The winter season is party season and with christmas fast approaching it would be rude not to buy a pair of glamourous false lashes and eyelures new katy perry range are perfect. My personal favourites are the cool kitty lashes as they would give enough drama for a christmas party look.

Katy perry 'cool kitty' £5.99

The weather in england in the last few weeks has been appalling, giving the perfect excuse to stock up on big cosy jumpers and as always H&M are ahead of the game, i adore these malted scoop neck jumpers, they'd look great with a collared blouse or even just leggings and boots!

As you can probably tell i cant stay of the H&M website this month and i have spotted another top that i have to add to my collection, this stunning white lace peplum. I think this would look amazing with black skinny jeans to give more of a casual feel, and at £14.99 its a bargain!
Lastly this month i have been obsessed with sparkles and glitter as im already in chrsimas mode, and i have noticed that models own have brought out a chunky glitter nail polish range, the colours are stunningly beautiful and would look amazing over coloured nails or just on there own, they'd also be great for creating accent nails, these are a must have for the party season and soon i will own all 5.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

October favourites

Hi Guys! octobers nearly over, and its almost halloween so i thought id share some of my favourites this month.
My favourite makeup item this month definately has to be the maybelline colour tattoo in pink gold, i absolutely love the maybelline colour tattoos so when i saw they had a new shade i had to run out and get it. This creme eyshadow adds a beautiful rose gold shimmer to your eyelids, works great as a primer and doesnt crease at all.

maybelline colour tattoo 'pink gold' £4.99
My first fashion favourite of this month is my tartan scarf from h&m, its so soft and warm and it looks amazing with leather, a definate staple for the autumn season.


tartan scarf H&M - £8
Another fashion favourite are christmas leggings! i dont care that its only october, im already in the festive spirit and ive been living in these leggings all month, again there super soft and warm and look so cute with a oversized jumper, Primark stock an entire range of designs.

christmas leggings primark - £10

Lastly i cant have a favourites post without including an essie nail polish and ive been adoring this khaki colour called 'sew physched' very autumnal and looks so pretty on the nails.

essie- 'sew physched' £8
What have you been loving this month?

Thursday, 18 October 2012

My autumn wardobe staples?

Hi everyone, as we are getting further into the autumn season, there a certain pieces in my wardrobe that i cannot live without and i thought id share them with you!
Firstly this season i have constantly reaching for my beanies, i'd forgotten how much i loved them, i have them in every colour and design as they go with any outfit to give it a cosy autumnal feel, they also save me from doing my hair yey! my favourite this month has been the one above from peacocks, i think it was £6?
peacocks- £6
Next i have been hauling this beauty around with me since the beggining of september, a cosy tweed satchel £35 from henry holland, if you read my blogs reguarly you'll know that i love anything henry holland, it really is an amazing and affordable line that is always bang on trend! and theyve defiantely done it again this season with their range of bags, this one is perfect, just the right size and looks great with a big warm coat!
Henry holland - £35
Now, im not normally a big fan of primark because i think the stuff can be quite cheap looking and everyone seems to be wearing the same thing however i am truly shocked at the quality of the super soft super skinny jeans! i am not a jean wearer as they make me feel restricted and im also quite short and find it hard to find a pair that fit, But these are honestly the best jeans ive ever owned in my life and they are £7! Even better they come in every colour you can imagine and are incredibly comfy, ive heard people compare them to the Topshop 'Leigh' jeans and i can understand why! im so impressed, primark are defiantely on there game with these jeans and i own about 8 pairs of them now!
Primark- £7
With my new found love for jeans, ive found that ive started bulk buying comfy tees such as the one above, i think there a simple and stylish way to create a cosy autumn outfit and i just love them! this one is from Topshop and was £18, i also love the colour!
Topshop- £18
Lastly this month i have been living in oversized jumpers, theyre just so comfy and look great with leggings and a blouse underneath, once again im impressed with primark in this area and i got this gorgeous fairisile print jumper for £12, its so soft and again great quality, well done primark!
Primark- £12
What are your Autumn staples of 2012?

Friday, 12 October 2012

Holy grail hair products?

Its friday bloggers! i was really struggling for blog post ideas today and i realised ive never done a post about hair, so i thought id give you an insight to some of my holy grail hair products!
Ive always had an interest in hair, ive lost count of the amount of times ive Coloured and bleached it, yet my hair it still perfectly healthy. For this i thank aussies 'take the heat' heat defence spray.
I spray this a few times into my hair when damp and thats it! there isnt alot to say really. Its around £4 and smells absolutely a.m.a.z.i.n.g i honestly cant live without it and i must be on my 40th bottle of the stuff!
Aussie 'take the heat' heat defence
Sadly i suffer with very oily hair and i find myself washing it every single day!, i'd tried every dry shampoo under the sun but i hated the way they left my hair feeling! until i found this! Lush's 'no drought' dry shampoo is only £3.50, smells gorgeous, lasts forever and leaves my hair feeling just washed! i cant praise this product enough, it may sound dramatic but lush has genuinally changed my life.
Lush 'no drought' dry shampoo
My last holy grail hair product is the babyliss pro 235 straigntners, there so easy to use, they heat up so quickly and there pink! the curved barrel also enables you to create the perfect beachy waves in your hair in minutes! these cost around £40-£50 but theyre totally worth the money, you'll never use another styling tool again.
babyliss 235 pro straightners
What are your holy grail hair products?
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