Sunday, 20 October 2013

My Everyday Make Up Routine - First Ever YouTube Video!

- babylips not used in video but an everyday make-up essential!

Something a bit different today! I am so excited that today I uploaded my first ever YouTube video! :) :) :) 
I have been watching fashion and beauty YouTube videos on and off for a couple of years now - I'll go a couple of months without even thinking about them but then the obsession will take over me once again and I will stay up all night watching them. haha. I'm sure anybody else that watches YouTube videos will be able to relate to that. They are addictive. The first ones I started watching and still love to to this day are ghostpartieslilypebbles and llymlrs. Whether it's hearing about someone's latest can't-live-without products, checking out home made lookbooks or make-up tutorials, you name it, I'm watching it.
I've always thought I may make my own at some point but it is quite nerve-wrecking putting yourself in front of a camera, especially without make-up. I wasn't even sure whether I would post this video or not when I finished it but thinking of it as a kind of tester made it a lot less daunting and I've ended up being pretty pleased with the finished result, with it being my first try n'all!
I chose to film 'my everyday make-up routine' which I use practically everyday for work and it's a lovely natural pretty make-up look which only requires a few products and is so simple to copy! It's only a short video (about 3 minutes) so I hope you check it out and let me know what you think! Excuse the silly thumbnail but here it is!  . . . . . . 
Thumbs up if you like it! :)


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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Make-up Haul


I realised I've built up quite a few new make-up bits over the past month so I thought I would share my latest purchases and do a bit of a haul post as I can't even remember the last time I did one. Most of these are the result of being sneaked into the trolley when doing the food shopping with my boyfriend. oopsy ;)

I don't know why I felt I needed 3 Bourjois black eyeliners but I was in such a rush at the time and needed one for a night out so I just picked up them all! One's a classic pencil, one's a felt tip style and one's a really chunky twist up kohl which looks perfect for a really smudgy, smoky eye so I'm sure I'll get my use out of them.
I'm a huge lover of tinted lip balm for everyday wear as I find it so uncomfortable wearing a full on lipstick daily, especially whilst I'm working. I love how a tinted balm adds some colour so I still look done up but I don't need to worry about it smudging or looking too over the top. I knew I'd love the Bourjois Colour Boosts as I've tried some of these chunky lip balm pens from other brands so I just went for it and got 'peach on the beach' and 'fuchsia libre'. I also got the Baby Lips in 'pink punch' which has a more subtle colour pay off which I'm sure you all know as I'm probably the last blogger ever to buy this. Haaaa, I'm so behind with the times.
This year I've ventured into wearing eyeshadow so I've added the much hyped about Naked 2 palette to my collection and this Max Factor double ended shadow stick which looked like a handy little gadget for eyes on the go. I got the one in 'bronze haze' as I'm loving these earthy tones for Autumn.
One product I'm particularly excited about is the brow zings which I've considered getting on and off for so long. I've only had chance to use it once so far and I found it quite fiddly but once I've had a bit more time to experiment I will definitely be letting you all know how I get on with it.

Have you tried any of these products?

I will be reviewing these products on here once I've had a bit of a play and made my mind up whether they're yay or nay, buy or bin . . . haha :)
I'm going to make an effort to do more reviews - I think I've actually only done one since I started my blog -  but I own so many beauty products and I love make-up and skincare so I may aswell share my opinion with the world . . . or the odd few people!

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Monday, 14 October 2013

Fashion Obsession - Pale Pink

Fashion Obsession - Pale Pink
jumper: topshop
shoes: topshop
skirt: h&m
nail polish: butter london in 'pink ribbon'
socks: river island
lip balm: clarins instant light natural lip perfector in 'petal shimmer'

Ever since that Topshop Unique pink coat swept across the runway I can't help but eye up anything in a candy coloured pink hue. Here are my pink picks! Hope you like . . . 

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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ways to Wear . . . a Tartan Skirt

Tartan skirt: glamorous at asos

British Girl In New York
t-shirt: present
boots and bag: topshop (bag-old)
belt: river island (old)
headband: claires (old)
necklace: ebay

I'm With The Band
jumper: minkpink
hat and boots: topshop (old)
necklace and rings: dixi

All Wrapped Up For Winter
coat: river island (old)
hat: topshop (last year)
creepers: underground

Tartan has to be the trend to rival all trends for A/W 13.  I have a couple of tartan shirts but I thought I would invest in a classic red tartan skirt. I have an amazing mustard yellow kilt style tartan skirt that I got from a vintage shop in Manchester years ago which I love but it's teeny tiny, I can't believe I actually used to fit into it! 
I spotted this one from Glamorous and I love the style and shape of it. The material is quite thin - I would prefer a woolen one but for the price I can't complain. It fits perfectly and I love it! It's such a versatile piece and works whether you'd rather style it punky or preppy. Who can forget the 'Clueless' style top-to-toe tartan look?! I like the final outfit that I've styled the most, I just love the colour palette, mixing reds and burgundy shades - and it is mega cosy too! :)

Do you own anything tartan? And how will you be styling it over the next few months?

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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Ways to Wear . . . Mom Jeans

Mom Jeans

Team with . . . a Studded belt and Creepers
t-shirt: truffle shuffle
socks and hair bow: topshop (headband sold out in black)
rings: asos
creepers: underground
belt: very old vintage

Team with . . . a Plain tee and Statement Necklace
t-shirt: my boyfs!
boots and sunglasses: topshop
rings and necklace: asos

Team with . . . Leather and Tartan
shirt, boots and leather jacket: all old topshop

Yeah so I finally caved and got some mom jeans. A year behind but hey . . . !! Really thought my jeans days were behind me after I packed up my skinnies but I'm so glad I got some of these! I bloody love them! I literally can't stop wearing them . . . so comfy!! Yipee :)

How do you wear your mom jeans?

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