Sunday, 30 June 2013

Barry M Wink & Pencil Sharpener

I have bought quite a few things from Barry M recently, I seem to have taken quite a liking their products! I bought a lipgloss that is now my staple gloss (Lipgloss in 11 - Coral) and I also bought their kohl liner (Bold Black Waterproof Eyeliner). Since buying the eyeliner I realised that obviously it was becoming blunt (which this one does quite quickly) and therefore I needed to sharpen it. My old sharpener broke quite recently so I decided to purchase a new one. In boots they are doing a buy one thing, get something else half price, and I had had my eye on the Wink Eyeliner Marker for ages so I decided to purchase that too. It meant that the sharpener was only a £1, not a massive saving but every little helps! 

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Beauty Tag!

This is going to look like a hugely long post but it's really not! It is the first completely text post I've done on here though, it's a beauty tag and it's basically a 'this or that?' question tag. I'm doing this whilst thinking 'if you could only have/do one of these for ages which one would you chose?' I hope you enjoy reading it and i'm sorry it looks so long! It doesn't help that i've spread it out but it was too hard to read without the spaces!

Here it goes... (the ones i've chosen are in bold)

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Messy Hair Bun

I hate tying my hair up at the moment, it's at a really awkward length and I only like it tied up when it's straight. This doesn't mean I don't tie it up at all, if you look at my previous posts you can see that I still do but I have taken to doing a really messy bun using hair grips and no hair tie. Anyway, I did it yesterday and I thought it looked good so I thought i'd share it with you. I had just got home from work and as I work with kids it's best to have it up - however when i got home it was even messier than when i'd set off (at the front anyway).

If your hair isn't curly then curl your hair with straightners or a curling iron to achieve this but do it messily, don't try and create equal curls. As my hair is already curly (and messy) I firstly had put Moroccon Hair Oil in to calm the frizz (I mentioned this stuff in my birthday haul) and then I hold my hair up as I would start a ponytail. I do the first twist as you would a normal 'ballet bun'. Then hold that in place and with the rest of the ponytail wrap it round loosely (as you would a ballet bun but without twisting the hair tightly). Then randomly slide the grips in the whole way around, I think I used about 8 grips ish. It works differently with different hair types but that's what it turned out like on mine and I really like it for work as it's up but doesn't look severe.

I hope you can kind of follow those instructions!

See you Sunday!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Out for drinks

I am blogging from my new desk at home!! YAY. I love it as there is so much more space even though it's a little shorter than my old one. It is much deeper and the height is better. Plus I have my new adjustable desk chair so i'm much comfier. I spent 3 hours in the Wembley IKEA yesterday desk shopping! (I bought a couple of other bits too...)

As always, i'm running late. I've been at work all day and then I went and did a trial for my friend Tess's hair and makeup for her prom. That was great fun but I forgot my camera as I went straight from work so there aren't any pictures that I have. There are some on her phone that I'll ask to steal if possible.

Onto today's post, (it's not just me rambling - I promise!!)

I'm about to go out for birthday drinks (it's a joint thing for two of my friends from back at school). I thought i'd do a sort of OOTD and FOTD -


Sunday, 9 June 2013

Capital FM Summertime Ball OOTD!

I am SO excited, in less than 5 hours time I will be in Wembley Stadium and watching Taylor Swift, Olly Murs, The Saturdays, The Wanted and so many others! I really hope Ed Sheeran makes a surprise appearance with Taylor for Everything Has Changed.

I was up last night trying to decide on an outfit - what on earth do you wear to a concert like this? It's not like I know anyone there so it isn't the same as going to a party but I still want to look and feel good. If the weather didn't look a little chilly then i'd be wearing my new maxi dress but it's strapless and I don't think it would be quite right for today. I thought about leggings and a peplum top... I thought about highwaisted shorts and a loose t-shirt, but I kept going back to dresses! I have worn a lot of my dresses recently on nights out so I didn't want to wear them (I am not one of those people who only wear things once or twice but I don't like wearing the same dress twice within a couple of weeks).

Typical me and i've changed my mine, it really is quite windy and cold looking outside so I have changed into the peplum top and leggings. Also the blazer I can wear with this outfit is a little warmer than the denim jacket I was going to wear with the dress!

Saturday, 8 June 2013

My top 4 'rescue' products!

Now by 'rescue products' I don't mean that they are going to save me if I get into trouble like if I fall off a boat or something, oh no, I mean the products that save me from dry lips, elbows, hands etc. The products that help my skin rather than cover it up like with all the make-up! I have a product for the body, one for my face, one for lips and finally a hand cream.

Friday, 7 June 2013

OOTD - Summer Day on Campus

Okay so this isn't todays outfit as the sun has gone and it definitely wasn't warm enough to wear this today but I wore this outfit the same day I did Zoe's make-up (if you want to see that click here) and so we took some photos. I definitely like my make-up in this but I'm not too sure about my hair. It was doing strange things so I tied it up and by the time I got to Zoe's the front part had come out a bit! 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Collective Haul

There are a lot of products in this haul and I definitely didn't buy them on the some day! They are all products i've bought since my birthday in May. It's primarily a make-up & brushes haul but for some reason I also decided to add in a little wildcard hair band too that I bought and thought i'd throw into this haul! Also, this isn't in any order of when I bought the products.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Suede look lipstick?!

My friend works for a promotions company and has been working for Revlon recently, promoting some of their new products. Just to make clear, this is not a sponsored post as I am in no way affiliated with Revlon.

Anyway, my friend had testers of the ColourStay Ultimate Suede lipsticks and she let me try them on and see what I thought!

(L - R) Finale, Socialite, Backstage, Womanswear, High Heels, It Girl, Muse

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Graduate Fashion Week!

This is a bit of a different post for me...

On Sunday I headed to London and went to Graduate Fashion Week with Emilie and Zoe (Street To Style). Well, firstly I headed to Oxford Street by myself, Emilie and Zoe were already in London so I was meeting them a bit later. I have now realised that going to Oxford Street before 12 on a Sunday is a stupid idea as nothing is open. Office was one of the only places open and it was packed. Eventually places did open so I did get to have a bit of a look and Emilie joined me when I was in Miss Selfridge but I didn't buy anything. Then we went to Camden and had a look round the market, I bought a belly bar and that was my only proper purchase of the day. Eventually we met Zoe and headed to Earl's Court 2, the venue for the exhibition and show!

I seem to have my neck at a weird angle but this is the only photo I have of my outfit from the day!
Blazer - New Look, Dress - ASOS, Shoes - New Look, Sunglasses - Next. 

Monday, 3 June 2013

Purple Smoky Eye on Zoe from StreetToStyle

Today I did my friend Zoe's makeup (not for any particular reason - in fact she was going to the library to revise! But just for fun and she wanted some photos for her fashion blog that she does with our friend Emilie - link here and they will be putting up new posts soon - they promise!)

I thought i'd share with you the look that I did:

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Selena Gomez Look - (from a Tanya Burr Tutorial) Plus, I'm blogging everyday this week!

I have finally finished exams (and my first year of Uni!) So I have decided that this week I am blogging EVERYDAY! So each day from today (Sunday 1st) until Sunday 9th there will be a new blog post up! I am doing 8 days instead of 7, I am aware that this is more than a week but I have made it my mission to blog everyday this week, plus I always blog on Sundays so I'm just going to do it my way! 

So to kick start my week of blogging everyday I have decided to show you a look that I did the other day. I absolutely love Tanya Burr and her blog/youtube/twitter/instagram and I definitely should have been revising but instead it got to about 10pm and I was fed up so I watched her tutorial on Selena Gomez's make-up in the Come & Get It music video. After I watched the first minute or so I decided it was definitely very important that I tried to recreate it myself, without delay! So I grabbed my make-up and proceeded to create this:

I apologize for the lighting, obviously by doing this at 10/11pm there was no natural light and my ensuite light is a bit yellow. I don't think it looks too far off how it looked though ;) - collage created on Fotor