Thursday, 26 September 2013

College OOTD ft. Boohoo and Topshop ♡

Firstly, i'd like to apologise for the awful photography in this post, i've had to deal with rubbish mirror iPhone shots :(. I hope it still does the outfit justice though!

I love how the Boohoo jumper has 'cold shoulder' cut outs, I think it's so cool!
These Topshop jeans are my new favourite jeans ever, they may be £38 but they are so comfortable and high quality, they're definitely worth it!

It was a perfect outfit to wear for a full day of college as it was so slouchy and comfortable, yet I loved accessorizing it with a few vintage rings and a gold statement necklace.

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

The Autumn Tag ♡

I have been tagged by the lovely blusherandbronze to complete The Autumn Tag! This makes me so happy as I absolutely love autumn and i'm honestly having way too much fun changing my wardrobe over from summer to autumn.

Favourite thing about Autumn

My favourite thing about Autumn is being able to wear slouchy fit jumpers! It's such a simple thing but it's so comfy and cosy, it makes me so happy!

Favourite drink

Definitely tea! Milk, no sugar. This isn't specific to Autumn at all though to be honest, I drink excessive amounts of tea all year round!

Favourite scent/candle

I haven't really had chance to try lots of Yankee Candles, but I absolutely love 'fluffy towels', it's such a lovely, clean scent.

Best lipstick?

I love wearing 'Hot Tahiti' by MAC in Autumn. It's such a beautiful berry colour.

Go-to moisturiser?

My go-to moisturiser is definitely the Simple Rich Moisturiser. It feels so great on my skin and it has a budget friendly price which is great too.

Go-to colour for the eyes?

I'm going to try and experiment with eyeshadows a lot more this autumn, I need to become more comfortable with smoky eye looks! I love using shades such as 'Half Baked' and 'Smog' by Urban Decay.

Favourite music to listen to?

In Autumn I love listening to acoustic-y, slow songs. Some of my favourites are:

#3 - Lewis Watson
All I Want - Kodaline
Salvation - Gabrielle Aplin

Favourite outfit to wear?

I love just wearing a big baggy jumper with jeans or leggings. It's so simple but so easy and comfortable.

Autumn treat?

I currently have my eye on a beautiful coat from Miss Selfridge, so I think that will end up being my Autumn treat to myself. That and excessive amounts of biscuits.

Favourite place to be

In Autumn, my favourite place to be is wrapped up in bed on my laptop (surprise) with a cup of tea and rain hitting the window. So cliche but so so perfect.

I hope you enjoyed this tag! I tag everyone so please feel free to take part, and if you do post your links in the comments, i'd love to read them!!


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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Sleek 'Rose Gold' vs Dainty Doll 'You Are My Sunshine' ♡

(top - Dainty Doll, bottom - Sleek)

I've wanted to try 'Rose Gold' by Sleek for such a long time, but as my Superdrug doesn't stock Sleek anymore, I decided to wait until there was an opportunity to get free online delivery. When it arrived, I could help but notice how similar it looked to a blusher that I already own, 'You Are My Sunshine' from the Dainty Doll range.

In the pan, they look almost exactly the same as they are both quite coral-y pinks with a lot of shimmer, which looks beautiful in the sunlight. When swatched, 'Rose Gold' is actually a bit more of a darker pink, whereas 'You Are My Sunshine' has more of a light, orange tone. Both products have fantastic pigmentation, but i'd have to say that Sleek has the slight edge as it didn't take as many tries to get a decent swatch. I feel like the Dainty Doll blush is a bit softer and nicer to apply, although the powder is the tiniest bit more chalky. Both products have a gorgeous golden shimmer that looks so beautiful, especially when the sun hits it.

At the moment, i'd have to say that the Sleek blusher is my favourite, but I think that is purely because it is new to me and it is a product that I have been lusting after for a long time. I don't think that one blusher is marginally better than the other, as both are of fantastic quality and they are two similar yet beautiful shades. I will definitely continue to use both of these products.

'You Are My Sunshine' from the Dainty Doll range can be found here.
'Rose Gold' by Sleek Makeup can be found here.

Have you tried either of these products? Have you found any other dupes for either of these blushers? Let me know in the comments!


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Friday, 6 September 2013

Most Wanted Clothing Items | September ♡

Navy Hood Check Trim Duffle - Miss Selfridge - £69 (x)
Black Fine Knit Jumper - H&M - £9.99 (x)
MOTO Indigo Acid Supersoft Leigh Jeans - Topshop - £38 (x)
Polo Shirt - Fred Perry - £55 (x)
Black Double Buckle Strap Ankle Boots - New Look - £27.99 (x)
Black and Red Ditsy Floral Cami - New Look - £12.99 (x)
Black Cami Top - River Island - £10 (x)
Black and White Aztec Print Cami Top - River Island - £15 (x)

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Sunday, 1 September 2013

August Favourites ♡

I have actually been trying out a lot of new beauty products this month, which is nice as once I find a product I like, I usually just stick to using it. I'm looking to continue expanding my make up collection, as I am starting college next week (help) and I will be able to experiment with make up a bit more than I was able to at school.

EOS Lip Balm - Summer Fruits

My friend Lucy recently visited America (which I am sooo jealous about) and she actually brought me back a few beauty items which was really nice of her. One of the things she got me was this EOS lip balm. I have wanted one of these for so long as they are pretty much iconic in the beauty world. Essentially, it is just a lip balm but the shape of the container is so cute and different that it seems like so much more than a lip balm to me. I have this in 'Summer Fruits' and it smells so nice! I do find it to be quite moisturising on the lips, so it is great to just throw in a bag and apply throughout the day.

Loreal Micellar Water

I was so intrigued to try out a Micellar Water due to the Bioderma hype. I had heard pretty good things about the L'Oreal version so I decided to pick it up on a trip to Superdrug, and I have not been disappointed. I love how easy it is to remove make up with this water, it is so much better than any actual make up remover solutions I have used in the past. It is great for removing both face and eye make up and it doesn't feel harsh on the skin or eyes at all. I have already repurchased this!

Fudge Urban Iced Vanilla and Raspberry Hairspray

Firstly, how pretty is the design on the can?! If i'm completely honest, I first bought this hairspray due to the 'gimmick' feature of the iced raspberry and vanilla scent. Although it does smell amazing, it has such a good hold too! It doesn't leave my hair feeling sticky or 'crispy', which so many other hairsprays have done in the past. It really helps to lock in a hairstyle and it lasts pretty much all day. I have already repurchased this and I can see myself using this product for such a long time as I literally do not have a bad word to say about it.

Lush Face Mask - Love Lettuce

One of the things I love the most about going on trips to Lush is how helpful the staff are. It can be quite daunting at first as they do pretty much pounce on you when you enter the store, but I love it as they are so helpful and knowledgeable about all of their products. I have been wanting to try a Lush facemask for such a long time but I never really knew which one to pick as there are so many. After a quick consultation with a member of staff, I was told that Love Lettuce is great for drier skin. I must admit I was a bit dubious as I never really see results from face masks but I decided to give it a go anyway. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and clean, it's absolutely amazing. You can get so many uses out of the one pot, I can't wait to give some of the other face masks a try!

Topshop Lipstick - Innocent

I've actually already spoken about this lipstick on my blog before (you can read this here). I have loved using this in the summer as it is such a vibrant pink, so it really adds something to an outfit. The consistency is so lovely, it's so creamy and not at all drying on the lips. I really can't wait to try some more Topshop lipsticks - any ideas of which shades I should try?

Music Favourites

Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood (x)
Undercover Martyn - Two Door Cinema Club (x)
Hanging On - Ellie Goulding (x)
Love Like This - Kodaline (x)
#3 - Lewis Watson (x)

Have you tried any of these products? Do you have any recommendations of products that I should try? Let me know in the comments!


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