Sunday, 29 April 2012

makeup essentials

CARMEX ORIGINAL/17 EYESHADOW TRIO IN 'BARELY THERE'/REVLON 'PINK POUT'/TWEEZERMAN FOR BENEFIT EYEBROW BRUSH/L'OREAL TELESCOPIC LASH MASCARA/MAC 'MOCHA' BLUSH/RIMMEL STAY MATTE POWDER IN 'TRANSPARENT/L'OREAL TRUE MATCH FOUNDATION/REAL TECHNIQUES BUFFING AND POWDER BRUSHES/MAYBELLINE NEW YORK EYESTUDIO LASTING DRAMA GEL LINER
Can you believe it has been about 2 weeks since I last posted? Time has flown by recently, and life has been one big whirlwind of school, revision, more school, and maybe a little bit more revision! The appalling English weather has made an outfit post impossible, so I decided to write about something that wouldn't involve straying from the warmth of the house; that being what I view as my makeup essentials. 


As you can tell, I don't tend to buy much high end makeup. Although I do love to have some expensive bits and pieces in my makeup kit, I firmly believe that at my age it's unnecessary to spend a bomb on makeup when you're still experimenting and your skin is still changing and at times unpredictable. There are some great products on sale at the drugstore that do the job perfectly and if you find that a certain product doesn't work particularly well for your skin, you haven't wasted a ton of money!  


Although the items pictured above are my core essentials, there are a few products that I feel deserve honourable mentions: the Topshop cream blushes, L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer, ELF Studio stippling brush and lastly the MUA Heaven and Earth eyeshadow palette.


What makeup products could you not live without?


xoxo

Saturday, 14 April 2012

new kids on the block

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: 1 2 3 4
NECKLACE/EARRINGS/BRUSHES
I did a spot of shopping today, and as I haven't posted in a couple of days I thought I would show you what I bought! I haven't been shopping and spontaneously bought anything in a little while; ever since Christmas I have been really cautious with money and have carefully considered every purchase, only buying things that I 'needed'. But today, with some birthday money and my first earnings behind me, I decided to just kiss goodbye to financial planning and buy a few bits and pieces. 
Obviously the ASOS tops weren't from today - I got them a week or two ago when ASOS had a 10% off code floating around. I really love the way these crop tops look with anything high waisted, namely my disco pants or a high waisted skirt, and it's a great way to rock a rollneck! They sell versions of the t-shirt one at a similar price and in varying colours in Topshop, or if you want to pay £20 more then you can go to American Apparel (seriously don't bother there are cheaper options everywhere). To be honest the ASOS ones seem to be of a higher quality than their Topshop counterparts, however Topshop do have some lovely pastel colours for spring/summer.
The Real Techniques brushes were a planned buy, as I've read so many rave reviews about them on just about every beauty blog on the internet! I'm a sucker for blogger hype so just had to pick up the core collection along with a powder brush because mine has absolutely had it. I'm so pleased that I did - I only quickly used the powder brush about a minute ago and it was brilliant! My happiness is made even greater by the fact that after I'd left the shop I noticed that the man on the till charged me for two £12.99 powder brushes rather than one powder brush and a £21.99 core collection - just raking in the savings! Thank you to Samantha Chapman aka Pixiwoo for the brushes - you're a genius. If any of you want me to do a proper review after I've been using them for a week or so then let me know in the comments. I'm a little unsure whether I should because there are so many reviews on them out there! 
As for the Topshop purchases, I had to buy the little crochet top because a) it was sparkling at me and b) it was reduced to £15 for a limited time only. Obviously you understand I just could not leave it hanging on the rail. The lilac top is my first tiptoe into the pastel trend - I'm looking forward to getting more into it as the season progresses, and have my eye on this pair of jeans  so I can rock the head-to-toe-icecream look. When it comes down to the jewellery, well, who can resist a 50% off sale and some spikes and crosses? 


That's all for now - it's been a bit of a long'un! Hello and thank you to all new followers (and old) - I will be holding a giveaway when I reach 500! 


xoxo

Thursday, 12 April 2012

oh my god shoes


Everybody needs plenty of shoes. You never know what mood you may be in and what pair/style you may require for the days' antics. I've pictured some of my favourite/most worn pairs from my  ever growing collection; basically my core, couldn't-live-without-them-wear-them-to-death shoes. I'm one of these annoying people that likes the real deal when it comes to footwear hence all the brands (yes I know I don't have real Litas..yet), but I really think that footwear is one of the few things where you really get what you pay for! 
I haven't always been a shoe-fiend, in fact I used to just live in one pair of Converse; it's only recently that my appetite for footwear has grown. At the moment I'm wearing my creepers and Dr Martens the most - what shoes do you never take off? 


xoxo

Monday, 9 April 2012

blonde bombshell

JACKET - VINTAGE/JUMPER - NEW LOOK/DRESS - NEXT/CREEPERS - OFFICE/NECKLACE - TOPSHOP/WATCH - ICE
Oh what a day it has been! I had my second shift in my new/first job which I'm really enjoying (I can make a pretty darn beautiful cappuccino let me tell you) and then came home and did a few hours of revision - pretty much how things are going to be for the next few weeks! I'm getting slightly stressed about the sheer amount of work I have to do for the upcoming exams, but I'm trying to just knuckle down and do what needs to be done - I know everyone has been there and done it, and now I just need to do it too! 


Wearing my creepers again here, because I really do love them to bits. They just go with everything and I can't believe I ever got by without them! Also, I'm not sure if you can tell but I have re-ombred my hair. It's not quite as light as I'd like it to eventually be because I don't think I left the dye in for long enough, but I'm getting my hair cut on Wednesday so I'll see how much of the ends she cuts off and then maybe have another go! The blonde was just looking a little faded so I thought it was about time I gave it a bit of a boost! 


Hope you all had a lovely Easter and have an equally lovely week.

Friday, 6 April 2012

slowly creeping

DRESS - TOPSHOP/DENIM JACKET - VINTAGE DIY/BAG - PRIMARK/CREEPERS - OFFICE
Wore this little ensemble on a trip to Oxford Street with my mother on Wednesday. I didn't get anything apart from this dress (believe me it looks a million times nicer on) which I'm going to be wearing to the end of Year 11 boat party in a few weeks' time. It's basically just an occasion for everyone in my year to get dolled up, go in a limo, and have a party on the Thames - should be a fun night! 
Be prepared to see a lot more of these creepers which my lovely friends got me for my birthday. I've worn them everyday since I opened them and they are just perfection - I know lots of people think that creepers are a little 'done' now, but I love them and to me that's all that matters! 


Happy Easter weekend!


xoxo

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

birthday antics

My friends and I dolled up for a meal in Covent Garden/Playing Articulate with drinks and nibbles/My birthday haul/Creepers and Disco Pants
I'M SIXTEEN! Finally I am old enough to drive a tractor and do a whole host of other strange things that I couldn't do two days ago! It was my birthday yesterday, the 3rd April, and I would just like to quickly thank those of you who left me birthday messages/tweets - I loved reading them! I had an absolutely fantastic day and got loads of lovely things which you can vaguely see in the photos above - I don't want to boast but I know that some people are interested in what people get (I know I always am)!
On the actual day yesterday I met some friends for lunch at Costa for a bit, and then in the evening me and my family went for a delicious meal. On Saturday, for more general celebrations, me and my friends got dressed up and headed up to Maxwell's in Covent Garden. The atmosphere was brilliant and the food even better and we had such a good time! I was wearing a skater dress from Republic and my JC Lita-esque heels which I absolutely adore.


I know this is now turning into a bit of a ramble, but in other news I've got a job! It's working as a waitress/coffee maker at a new cafe/restaurant not too far from where I live. Although I've had a training day, my first official day's work will be this Saturday so fingers crossed all goes well! I'm so happy to finally have a job and to be earning my own money - all the more to spend on clothes which can never be a bad thing ;) 


I've been so busy this week what with job excitement, birthdays and revision (kind of.. not really) I haven't had much time to blog. Hopefully I will get some more time to do so next week, and things won't be so sporadic! Until then.


xoxo