Beauty,Fashion and Lifestyle

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Friday Favourites | 'Called Up' Topshop Lipstick

I have been wearing this lipstick regularly all through the winter! It has been my staple lipstick for a long time now.

I absolutely love Topshop lipsticks and always have done, however, I find that some of the lighter shades makes your lips look cakey, when I have dry lips. This particularly lipstick, doesn't do this and works wonders! It's a dark berry tone, which is perfect for the winter. It's beautiful. Topshop claims that these lipsticks soften, nourish and moisturise your lips. I would say that they do, do this, kind of. Your lips do feel lovely while you have the lipstick on, but it doesn't do this permanently, once it is off, my lips feel dry again. I absolutely adore the Topshop packaging and also think that the price for a lipstick is alright for what you are getting.

Just a quick little tip for the summer. To summer this lipstick up a little I have been applying a nude lipstick, I use saint by Topshop, I then apply this over the top. And it is a lovely berry  nude colour. So pretty.

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather,

Has anyone else tried Topshop lipsticks?

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Where have I been?

Hey guys! So lately I have been extremely busy with university, for those of you who don't know. I am a third year performing arts student, so the past few weeks has been pretty hectic for me because I had my end of year shows. This means that my blogging had to come to a bit of a hault. However, now that things are about to die down I am back to it!

I thought in today's post I would do something different and share with you what it is that I have been doing. So as I have already mentioned I had my end of year show, the show that I was in was Bronte by Polly Teale, where I played both Cathy from Wuthering Heights and Bertha Mason from Jane Eyre. Bronte is pretty explanatory, it is a story of the Bronte lives, and how they came to write some of the most famous classical novels in the world. As part of this process we had to create our own theatre company and had to provide everything for the show, for example costumes, set and props,  we therefore has to take on various production roles. Mine was Arts Marketing particularly fundraising I therefore had to basically make enough money for the show to go ahead, and had to spend a lot of time focusing on that as well as on my acting.

We successfully put on two showings of Bronte, one in uni and one in The Space in London, which is a beautiful converted church. I thoroughly enjoyed the process, however, I am now glad to get back to my blogging :)

If you would like to check our theatre company out, here is our facebook page :)

Friday, 7 March 2014

My clear out! | Ebay

Hey guys! Just a quick post to say that I have had a little spring clean, and sorted out my wardrobe! I am selling loads of this stuff on my eBay, there is a massive range of stuff on there. If you fancy a bargain, then check it out. :)

Hope you are all well 


Friday Favourites | Tanya Burr's Lipglosses

Hey guys! I apologise for my absence! I have been extremely busy with university lately!
However, I am back with a review on something which I have been loving lately! I have never been a lip gloss girl, never, however, I believe I may have been converted!

For anyone who does not know who Tanya Burr is, where have you been? Haha :) only kidding. She is  a make-up artist and blogger, who also has a you tube channel. I have been following her for years and she is the reason why I write my own blog. She is lovely, and does some really nice make up tutorials on her youtube, everyone needs to check her out! She has finally released her own make up collection with Eye Candy called Tanya Burr's Lips and Nails, which is available on feelinique.com as well as in some selected Superdrug stores. Well done Tanya :) 

As soon as they were released I immediately jumped onto feelunique and purchased three of the Lip glosses, two reds, and one lovely girlie pink. I did look at the nail varnish collection, which is beautiful, however, I have way too many nail varnishes as it is! The colours that I got were Lets Travel the World, Afternoon Tea and Vampire Kiss.

My immediate reaction when trying these was Wow! They are so creamy and extremely easy to apply. They last for hours! Besides Let's Travel the World, which is more sheer, they are extremely pigmented, I just love them. However, what really impressed me, is the fact that they are non sticky. There is nothing worse than a lip gloss which your hair constantly gets stuck in! All I can say is well done Tanya! They are just gorgeous and I am totally converted!

I will be buying some more shades, in the future because they have become my staple lip products! For anyone who hasn't tried them but wants to, do it, you won't regret it :)

Friday, 7 February 2014

Friday Favourites | Top Six Winter Nail Varnishes

So over the winter I have been loving my dark reds and berry shades as well as some sparkly festive glitter.  This applies to my nails especially. For this post I have chosen my 6 favourite nail varnishes for this winter, I have tried to choose a variety of different shades to show you guys. 

First up are my beloved berry shades. Just look at them... Beautiful!
I absolutely love Essie nail varnishes, they last for an age without chipping, and come in a massive range of colours. They are around £7.99 from boots, however, I think they are worth spending that little bit more, and they come in a good sized bottle. The colours that I have been loving are Angora Cardi which I think will also be nice for the Summer, and Fishnet Stockings, which you could wear all year around. This is my staple red nail varnish, and I have done a review in my recent 'Manicure Monday' post.
I have also been loving two shades from Topshops Matte Nails collection. The shade Dress Up above, and Light Drizzle in the photograph below. They are both gorgeous, dark colours which I have been loving this season.  I used to think that grey nail varnish was boring, but it actually looks lovely on your nails and really stands out. While I love these colours, I must say that I wasn't really impressed I with the formula of these polishes! I love my matte lipsticks and polishes at the moment, so was excited to try these. The polish does last a long time, however, it does not stay matte. The matte layer on top just rubs off within a couple of hours. I was pretty disappointed to say the least. But none the less I still love the colours and will continue to wear them. I think these were £6 from Topshop. Not really worth the extra pound for a matte finish when you could get one of their normal varnishes for £5.

Now of course I had to involve a glitter polish in this post! This one I have reached for numerous times and it is Stunning from Revlon. I actually got this for free before Christmas because I spent over a certain amount on Revlon products. I love this polish, and it is surprising easy to get off considering that it is a glitter polish. I look forward to next winter when I will start wearing this again!
Last but not least I am loving this lovely deep green/blue colour from Gold by Giles, a collection which you can find in New Look. This cost me a pound which is an absolute bargain. I will not go into detail about this varnish, because I have already reviewed it, here

What colours have you been loving during the winter season?

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Friday Favourites | Revlon Colourburst Matte Balms

This is going to be a quick post, it was scheduled in for last Fridays 'Friday Favourites' , however, I was too busy to write it. So I thought I would post it today so that you have a post for every week day this week. You will still have my 'Friday Favourites' post for this week tomorrow.

Now a few weeks ago, I briefly mentioned these in a beauty haul post. Since then I have been wearing them nearly every day. I absolutely love them. Now that probably won't come as a surprise because I have already raved about the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm stains in a previous post, and they are all pretty much the same, these just being the Matte Version.

These are extremely last longing, they don't last as long as the Just Bitten Stains, however, one application can last me 4 hours at work, which is pretty good. They also last while you are eating too, which many lip products would not. I thought that because they are a Matte product they would naturally be a bit drying, but these actually moisturise my lips slightly. They are like creamy lip balms but with a Matte finish , it is weird.  The fact that they are not drying did shock me a little bit. But it is fantastic. 

These balms are also extremely pigmented, which you can see in my swatches at the end of this post. The product just glides so easily onto your lips. I think that the way that the product is shaped and packaged, makes it a lot easier to apply, I could honestly apply these with my eyes closed. While as with matte lipsticks I will mess up numerous times before I am happy with how it looks.

The  only downside that I can see with these, is the choice, hopefully this will better with time, because they are relevantly new. I think there are only 7-8 colours to choose from,they are all beautiful colours, and they have a colour for everyone. However, I personally would like more choice. Apart from that well done Revlon, you have done it again!

I know that Revlon have brought out a few different finishes in this range so I am tempted to try some more, if anyone has then please comment and let me known what you think?



Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Crazy about Necklaces | Haul

So i have a slight obsession with necklaces, i just seem to love every single necklace that i see in the stores at the moment. I think that every outfit should contain a necklace to finish it off, i feel bare when i am not wearing them. I have a ridiculous amount of necklaces, i will admit, however, i obviously don't think i have enough. Here are a few necklaces that i have bought in the past few weeks from New Look and Primark. As you all will know from my clothes haul post, i love everything to do with New Look.

Enjoy! :)

First up, is a beautiful rose detailed necklace from New Look, this is from Roam one of the collections within New Look and cost me £7. I thought that this would look nice with a plain black peplum top that i have and some denim jeans. As you will see, i am loving gold jewellery at the moment... 

I don't think you can see properly from the picture, but this is 3D. Cool right? This necklace will add a bit of dimension  (no pun intended) to a plain, casual outfit, or even a plain black dress, which is what i intend to wear this with. This is also from New Look and cost me £5.99, bargain. You can buy this here.

This is my favourite necklace from this haul. I love the everything about it. I think this is very versatile, and besides bold patterns and prints you can wear this with pretty much anything. This is from New Look and cost me £5.99.

Again this is from New Look and cost me £7.99 and can be found here. I love my tribal prints during all seasons, and i think that i will definitely get my wear out of this one. I think this is a necklace to go with an outfit for a night out, to really finish off and dress up a look.

Moving away from my beloved New Look and onto Primark. I love the colour orange so was drawn to this instantly. I think i will struggle to find many outfits to go with this. But i think once the summer comes i will begin to wear this a lot! This was £4.

I have a leather Pandora bracelet in this champagne colour, and have been looking for a necklace to match it for ages! Then i spotted this in Primark, and got a little excited! Again i think this is very versatile, and i cant wait to wear it with my bracelet. This was also £4 :)

And there you have it. I hope you guys enjoyed this and spotted something that you like. If you have any suggestions on how i can style these then feel free to comment :)