Sunday, 22 November 2015

Fashion: All The Warm Tones Please

Hello everyone!


(moved on)

So a little life update for you, I am completely in looooove with my new job, like actually obsessed. I even get excited on Sunday nights. I know. I know. But I do, even when I get home from work all I do is think about it. Which is good and bad as it means I never switch off. I do however feel incredibly lucky to be given such an opportunity to love what you do. I work with cosmetics now which has heavily influenced my blog hence all the makeup posts! Fashion will forever and always be my number one though, which is why HURRAH, today I finally shot some blog outfit photos. Which is a hell of a lot harder to do than a simple makeup photo. For one you have to actually go outside. Eww. 

I must admit having recently come back from Florida I am ridiculously underprepared for winter. I feel like I was at living it large at the beach one moment then rushed to the cold harsh rush hour tube life. Which means my clothing is stuck in sunny beach life also. At the moment these photos are a reflection of what I've been hiding in. Jumpers and trousers, not very original but not quite a onesie so I'm doing good. Pushing boundaries etc. I definitely need to stock up on some more winter gear as life without hats and scarfs is not ideal. 

Jacket: Primark £25
Blazer: Topshop £45
Jumper: ASOS £18
Trousers: Missguided £25
Trainers: ASOS £15
Bag: New Look £17
Rings: Multipack H&M £8

These silky bad boys are from ASOS and I absolutely fell for the colour and texture of the trousersjust need the suit jacket to match... I am a complete short ass though and these fit amazing so maybe one to watch for my taller sisters out there. Speaking of ASOS, these funky princess unicorn style trainers are from there too! Honestly haven't left my feet since first purchase. Some people love em, some hate em. 

Overall warm tones are life and I need more of them in my life, including a more practical winter coat, let me know if you have any good suggestions on where to buy one that isn't £10889675. 

Have a FABULOUS week guys! 


Saturday, 14 November 2015

Beauty: New Brand First Impressions

Hello everyone!

Hope you guys have all had the most fabbiest of fabby weeks. This post is going to be a first impression on a makeup brand I have been dying to try. If you are a fan of the highlighted/sweaty/soaked in gold look then you may have heard of them. BECCA....

Becca Cosmetics is a beautiful brand, I first found them in Sephora but you can find them online here too and for UK people on Beauty Bay or Cult Beauty. Thank sweet baby Jesus for these sites. I am seriously thinking about moving to America, their beauty range is just beyond. 

I bought these two things in the Florida Mall Sephora....oh how it feels like a decade since Florida, and the staff were super lovely! I was keen to try this brand out and explained to them that I have dry crocodile skin etc which led me to the first item.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal: 

First of all, wow. This cream is so soft, velvet, hydrating and does not cake up or ball up on the skin. It will not highlight any fine lines wrinkles or pores too! This is the first step to the ultimate highlight. Pop this on straight to freshly cleansed and moisurised skin and gently tap it into the high points of the face. Not, all over. I got waaaaaay to carried away and eager the first time and ended up looking like an oil slick... This stuff seriously works and is beaut. The shade I picked was Opal. 

Becca Highlighting powder in Moonstone:

At first I went in to search for the super famous champagne pop which is Jacqueline hill's collab with Becca, however being the pale casper that I am without tan, I opted for a highlighter that would compliment my pale and interesting look. I do love a tan but right now the effort of putting tan on is just too much. Too much.  So with this stuff I basically bathe in it. I highlight any area that would get sunshine if I stayed somewhere hot. AKA the nose tip and bridge, brow bone, cupids bow, cheeks and forehead! 

This powder is a gorgeous cross between gold, white frost and champagne literally so beaut. This is equally good if you want some intense highlight i.e. strobing and is perfect for layering over a cream highlighter like the one above.

Good little tip here, if you want to intensify the highlight spritz on some fix plus by MAC or my all time favourite Smashbox Primer water. That highlight will be POPPING. 

See yous in my next post!


Sunday, 8 November 2015

Beauty: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Hello everyone!

So long time no see... Basically I have finally found myself a new full time job HURRAH, which I love and am obsessed with. However this has meant that most of my free time is now gone and has left my blogging schedule pretty limited. With this being said I have figured out a way to shoot during the weekends and schedule hopefully around 2 posts a week so thank you so much for being so patient with me. Also hello to all my new followers, i'm not usually so bad at posts I promise! 

Also I know this is another beauty related post but I am really loving everything beauty related and it has become such a passion of mine and an industry I want to learn more about. This being said I still love love love fashion and will still be a fashion blog with some beauty thrown in too. More the merrier. Next weekend I will be doing some outfit shoots for you all as I have just done a big Missguided and ASOS haul, whoop whoop. 

So as my last post was heavily warm toned I thought it would be good to work it, flip reverse it and do a cool toned smokey eye thats wearable for day and night. I still need to work on my eyeliner skillz, that shit gotta be able to cut a bitch. In more civilised terms I want it straight and pointy as. I was inspired by this look mainly by the pink champagne shade in the new ABH Self Made palette which is just glitter shimmer goodness. If you are a magpie like me you will NEED it. 

The four shades I used were

1 Sherbet
2 Hot Chocolate
3 Metallic Plum
4 Pink Champagne

The palette is sold on beauty bay for all you UK peeps, and is completely worth the money. I think it was around £20 ish and the colours are to die for, I can tell I'm already going to get so much use out of it. It has mattes, shimmers, base and crease colours, perf. 

I also used false lashes, the demi whispies by allure my absolute fave and on my lips is the new NYX creme lipsticks which was gifted to me by my lovely mua friend Emily. HOLY SMOKES it is beautiful. The most buttery texture and stays on your lips all day, through eating and talking. I eat and talk a lot so this is insane. These lipsticks are super affordable too so I am literally going to collect the lot. The shade is Abu Dhabi or code SMLC09. 

I hope you guys enjoy the look and forgive me for being a bad blogger! 


Saturday, 10 October 2015

Beauty: Halloween Pumpkin Inspired

Hello everyone!

Sorry for being away I have been working my little butt off in Selfridges working on the Charlotte Tilbury counter, which was amazing but crazy. It was great to try out some of her amazing and cray good quality beauty bits and pieces. HER CLAY MASK IS TO DIE FOR. However that little adventure of mine is over and onto the next one which I will tell you all about very soon! 

I have some fashion posts planned to go up soon so don't worry if beauty and makeup isn't your thang, I have some cute pieces to show you. I am going to Florida on Friday, I know the excitement is real. So expect some unusually sunny and palm tree heavy backgrounds. In the meantime this is my new fave OTT makeup look. I am still obsessed with glowy highlighted skin. The shinier the better. However I have given my skin a bit of a break from fake tan and have settled with my natural complexion and taken the warmth straight to my eyes. 


Primer: Smashbox Hydrating Primer mixed with Nars Illuminator
Foundation: Bobbi Brown Long Wear mixed with Nars Sheer Glow
Concealer: MAC Prep and Prime under eye highlighter pen in radiant rose 
Contour: Kat Von Dee Shade to light palette
Bronzer: MAC Give me Sun
Blush: Smashbox in Heartbreak
Highlight: MAC Fix + with MAC soft and gentle
Lip Liner: MAC Boldy Bare 
Lipstick: Smashbox Primrose
Lipgloss: L'oreal Dazzle glosses in 210 Disco Ball
Lashes: Ardell Demi Whispies
Mascara: MAC gigalash extended play and L'oreal Telescopic
Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown shadow sticks in golden bronze
Eyeshadows: Jacqueline Hill Morphe Palette (The colours are all numbers sorry!)

With Halloween just at the end of the month I have taken so much inspiration from youtube and other bloggers that I had to do a wearable version. Personally I could wear this day and night but I think for some it may be a night out look. I love warm tones so these pumpkin colour shadows are too beaut. This entire eye look was created using the Morphe Jacqueline Hill palette, it was limited edition so I'm sorry! However Morphe do stock on Beauty Bay and are slaying it right now. The textures of the shadows are so buttery and blend like a dream, crazy for how affordable they are. 

To amp this look up for more drama you could easily add some black liner, and MAC Copper pigment on the lids. The thing with makeup is, there is no rules. So if you want to wear a heck ton of purple deep tones and smoke the hell outta your eyes for a casual day trip to the shops then do it...

Hopefully this was somewhat helpful to you guys I think my next beauty post will either be on a purple red smokey eye or my skincare routine, either way let me know which you prefer. See you guys soon and have a fabby week!


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Beauty: Glam 'Everyday' Makeup

Hello everyone!

Apologies for not posting a beauty post in a while, being new to beauty blogging does kind of make things slower in terms of inspiration. This also comes hand in hand with comparing my blog to other amazing beauty blogs out there. Do not do this. 

Either way I decided to give it a bash and list below the details of the products I use on an everyday basis. Now when I say everyday, I mean those days I want to put all the makeup on in the world. I enjoy doing my makeup so putting all of these products on is fun to me, however it is time consuming so it is most definitely not done everyday. Oh how good it would be to have a makeup team...

Moisturiser: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream: £70
Primer: Smashbox Hydrating and Illuminating Primer £24 each
Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow and Mac Face and Body £32 and £22
Concealer: Mac Pro Longwear and Nars Creamy Radient £18 and £22
Undereye Highlighter: Mac Prep and Prime Light Boost £19
Contour: Smashbox contour sticks £32 and kat Von D contour kit $55
Bronzer: Bobbi Brown in medium £30
Highlight: Smashbox in Shimmer £24
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wizz £15 and Brow Gel Smashbox in Brow Tech £16
EyeShadow: Too Faced Palette in Natural eyes, shades Nudie, Cashmere Bunny and Sexpresso $38
Liquid Liner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, shade black $25
Bottom Lash Liner: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Bronze  £25
Mascara: Smashbox Full Exposure £19
Lashes: Eyelure Lashes in Cheryl £5.95
Lip liner: Mac Boldly Bare £15
Lipstick: Mac Myth £18 

Sorry some of the prices are in dollas but I bought some of these products in America, oh to live in America.  Also apologies for mad brows, I'm growing them out to be Cara D lol. AND my eyelash glue showing...

Hope this was useful in some way or another! 

See you xx

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Fashion: Forevermodo Collab

Hi Everyone!

Why has it suddenly become BALTIC?!?! I am currently completely out of order and hugging my little pug water bottle with maryland cookies feeling well and truly sorry for myself. These photos are inspired by this gorgeous ribbed knitted vest I received from a brand called Forevermodo. This little rust number got me so excite about A/W along with all the shops bringing out the new winter stuff that I had to get out all my mustards, rusts and khakis. I am obsessed with this vest and already know I am going to be wearing ti with everything I own. Technically this top is a dress but it was faaaar too cold, if you fancy taking a little browse the link is here


I took these photos this afternoon just before a pub lunch, a necessity for gloomy days. This jacket has been my jacket of the summer I love it so much. As it is oversized I paired a tailored jacket underneath to add some extra layers of warmth, its khaki too which I looooove

Scarf: Boohoo £4
Jacket: Missguided £39.99
Blazer: ASOS £45.99
Vest: Forevermodo £17.99
Trousers: Forever21 £22
Boots: Missguided £35
Sunglasses: Forever21 £4.50

I have always been a fan of women suits and any kind of tailoring so when I seen these badass, slightly too long for me, pinstripe trousers from Forever21 I was alllll over them. It just makes me want to buy a matching blazer but I will refrain...for now. In the mean time the khaki blazer will have to suffice. As a life long lover of scarfs this little skinny scarf has been attached to my neck as soon as it entered my life. I love it. I also cannot wait until it gets really cold and I can buy one of those oversized blanket scarfs and snooze on the tube. 

Living the dream...

For the keen eyed of you out there you may have noticed I am still clutching onto sunnies. Well you can't say I'm not optimistic. 

I can't believe LFW is almost over. Whats worse is that I couldn't attend any of the days due to work commitments, adult life is sometimes poo. I really enjoyed some of the shows though, Burberry, Topshop Unique, Orla Kiely and Ashish were my favourite! 

Have an amazing week and keep safe :)



Thursday, 17 September 2015

Fashion: Suede Everything

Hello everyone!


Todays post is going to have to be a quick little one an with fewer pictures as today...was NOT my day. Every angle was hating me and normally I can pretend to be tall in photos, alas today I was ever so dumpy. So apologies for the general scowl I have on my face. I really am a cheery soul! 

This jacket is LIFE, I picked it up from my Forever 21 splurge and I haven't regretted it once, until yesterday I didn't realise its real leather, weird for Forever 21, and almost took it out in the rain, A big no no for suede. Not the most practical outer wear choice for London weather...Either way I have never been the biggest lover for pink, or pastels but these two combined make this little baby and I love it. <3<3. However do bear in mind it is a boxy shape so it can have that over sized feel to those who don't like that kind of look.


Scarf: Boohoo £4
Top: H&M £19.99
Jacket: Forever21 £42
Culottes: Boohoo £12.99
Boots: MissPap £30
Rings: H&M 50p

Also I have a feeling these gorgeous boots are going to be my A/W staple this year! I just love the khaki colour and the fringing. These are from my fave new brand Miss Pap and are called the Freya Tassel cut out boots. I think a good pair of shoes makes such a difference to an outfit especially when they are not black in colour. You can find these particular boots here. 

You may have noticed every blogger and their mum wearing one of these neckties... So I then had to buy one too. I think its super cute and brings a bit of 70s flair into my suede fringe outfit. Mines is from the lovely Boohoo and was such a bargain at £4, boom. 

I am so excited for LFW and cannot wait to see everyone's outfits, I am unsure if I am going to attend this year due to work commitments but hopefully I can pop on down at some point. I love a people watch. I cannot wait to see the streetstyle. Right I'm off, until next time...

See you!