Wednesday, 10 December 2014

A Little Lush Haul

Online shopping is a killer. Not only do I go crazy in Mac, Lush always gets a fair bit of money too. I bought most of these as gifts anyway (she says if she can bear to part with them) so it's all okay. I just need to restrain myself from doing another haul before Christmas... Also apologies if you know me, read my blog and recieve one of these for Christmas.. Surprise!

Celestial Moisturiser
To put it simply, I needed a new moisturiser. I read the reviews on this one and I splashed some cash. The ingredients all seem healthy and most important rejuvinating which is what I need for my face right now. I have yet to try it but when I do I will probably rave about it for the whole of 2015.

I mostly bought this because they looked cute and they are such good value for money. I actually managed to add three to the basket (oops) but I can't stress how sweet and easy these are as gifts. Plus, anything with cocoa butter is a must.

D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap
Having suffered a few accidental shaving cuts recently (most of which bled for ages and will most definitely scar), I was on a mission to find a foolproof shaving soap. I also cannot explain how amazing it smells. It can be used everywhere and just leaves my skin clean and cut free.

Think Pink
Another, great value for money type of product. The smell is incredible. Vanilla and tonka. It makes the bath water all pink too so that's fun!

Ugh, just the best bath bomb ever. Don't be fooled by the plain white look, it's so unbelivably good. It's nourishing and most of all relaxing and a butterball bath is heaven after a stressful week. Paying £2.65 doesn't break the bank either.

I genuinely love the design of this one. A lavendery/caramelly odd scent, but a relaxing one none the less. It claims to help with sleep so I really want to try this as I have been so worked up recently.

Cosmetic Warrior Mask
I have wanted to try this for soooooo long. A mask that claims to help with acne? Yes please. My acne needs to be calmed down. I'm forever trying this sort of thing with very minimal results so I'll let you know how I get on with this one in the long run.

Space Girl
A fun, easy, really colourful bath bomb. It's just uplifting and smells out of this world if you pardon the space themed pun.

This purely just reminds me of all things autumnal/wintery. It's reminiscent of a roaring fire and the heat and warmth when you've been in the cold. It's so vibrant and firery.

What Lush products do you reccommend I try next?

Friday, 21 November 2014

Ebay & Amazon Bargains #1

After my first paycheck which felt lovely, I may have spent quite a bit on ebay and amazon bargains that I found so you don't have to! I am genuinely impressed with all of these products and hope you are too.

All of the above products are brilliant but I definitely love number 2, 4 and 5 for value. Both types of brush are incredible for such a small price and in my opinion comparable to real techniques. The lipstick holder is also great and I currently have one space left. Eeek.

If you liked this post let me know and I'll do another one soon.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Range

I love the fresh, smooth feeling you get after washing your face properly. Due to the fact I have very sensitive, tempermental and acne prone skin, a simple range like Neutrogena is brilliant for me. I love any product that does it's job well and the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit range does just that. 

The scrub isn't harsh and rough on the skin, it's a gentle cleanse that feels fine and not like rubbing rock salt on your face. It's good at replenishing my skin and it certainly keeps it clean. I remember in my early teenage years when I scrubbed my face to death, thinking it was the soloution to my spots when infact I probably made it worse. There is no danger of over scrubbing here because it's gentle and soothing and effectively 'does what it says on the tin'.

The wash is certainly 'uplifting'. In the morning, once I've forced myself out of bed and dragged myself to the bathroom, the scent of grapefruit in both products helps to wake me up. It's so sweet and sugary but not at all a sickly scent. It's not drying or sticky either. My skin looks fresher and glowy after I've used these products and it certainly does good too. In short, I love both of these products because they never break me out and they do the job amazingly. They both last me a few months at a time plus, the price tag is friendly at just under £5 for each product.

What's your favourite daily face wash/scrub?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

My Bedroom Decor Wishlist

Rose Light Garland - Diptyque Candles - Dressing Table Mirror - Acrylic Lipstick/Makeup Storage - Kallax Ikea Shelving Unit - Floral Rose Cushion Cover - Ikea Bedding Emelina Knopp - White Scented Lily Vase - Dark Orchid & Patchouli Candle

As a person who is obsessed with everything pretty, my bedroom is a sanctuary for me, full of everything I love. I like to stay organized and clean and actually enjoy tidying my room. However, much to my parents annoyance, I like to decorate quite a lot and it's come to that time again. So whilst browsing for inspiration from bloggers (here, here and here) I decided that I would strip it back to the basics. I'm going for a white/floral girly theme. I have a ikea trip planned with my grandparents very soon and I have ordered a few of the items above. Now, I'm off to paint my walls and do more online shopping. I'm sure there will be a room tour when it's finally done.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Nars Sheer Glow

Wow. Things have been insane, I haven't had a moment to breathe. I seem to have the issue that I can never say 'no' to things so, I've agreed to do countless other things that people ask me to do. Anywho, I found an hour or two for myself the other day and I took a trip to Bluewater with my Mum and brother to purchase this product that I'm sure you've heard of.

When people ask me about my skin, I panic. Among friends, I have been dubbed the 'queen of concealing' however, it took a few disappointing products to get there. Covering up my blemishes has become an everyday task I just deal with but under a layer of well blended foundation and concealer is a far from perfect canvas. I put my good, 'glowy' looking finish down to my holy grail foundation. And that foundation, ladies and gentlemen is Nars Sheer Glow. I found an hour or two for myself a few months ago and I took a trip to Bluewater to purchase this product that I'm sure anyone with a slight beauty interest (or is friends with me) has heard of.

Yes, I'm late with the Sheer Glow craze and I apologise. Since I'd heard of this product and the legends that surround it, I wanted to try it. The fact that it's a 'holy grail' foundation for many people suggests that it's worth the hype. I won't bore you with the details, you've heard it all before but, I really love Sheer Glow. I'm just so happy with it. The Nars counter lady tested me with two of the shades but actually we both decided on the same one, 'Santa Fe'.

Described as a 'glowing, natural radiant finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone', Sheer Glow ticks all the boxes. Nars also quotes that it hydrates skin and makes it 'more luminous, softer and smoother'. I agree with this almost completely and as it's the best foundation I've tried, I'm hesitant to complain about it.

The shade is lovely and compliments my skin very well. I have never really agreed with Mac foundation as it looks cakey and orange on me. This was my fear with Nars but it's the complete opposite. As well as this, there is no SPF which avoids the slimy look for flash photography. It looks natural on the skin and this is partly because it's easy to blend. The coverage is a great medium and could be built up to full coverage if needed. It glides on beautifully but still feels weightless which is an immediate pro for me. I absolutely love the coverage because a little goes a long way with this product. If I'm having a horrible skin day and I need a tad more coverage, I'm not wasting too much of the product. 

Nars suggests that the best method of application is with fingers and although I'm a bit of a germaphobe and prefer not to touch my face, it tends to be easier to work in with fingers. It certainly gives you a nicer finish but I also like to use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply this foundation. I was actually surprised because the name is completely misleading. Whilst brilliant at covering blemishes, the foundation isn't sheer or glowy. A small amount of product hid my redness and acne scars effortlessly. I tend to stay away from shiny products so the word 'glow' worried me. But, it genuinely makes the skin look flawless, refreshed and alive.

With no added fragrance to suit normal and dry skin types, my temperamental skin loves it. However (and this is a common point made by many about the Sheer Glow) it tends to slightly cling to dry skin patches. I have learnt to control my dry skin so this isn't too much of an issue but, around my nose and eyebrows where I tend to get dryness, it highlights it. My only other reason for disappointment with this product is the bottle. Now the clean glass with the iconic Nars name is simplistically glamorous but the fact that you have to buy a pump separately is a bit silly. 

Being the most expensive single beauty product I've bought at £31, it's not kind to my credit card but 100% worth it. This is my new go-to foundation for everyday wear but, I recommend giving you skin a break from the full coverage once in a while. My biggest mission now is to force all my friends (especially those who read this blog) to save up for it and I may even have to take them all to Nars to get swatched!

Friday, 19 September 2014

OOTD #1: Taylor Swift Dress Replica

What? An outfit post? Yes. I don't usually do 'outfit of the day's. Mainly because I don't think what I wear is worth showing off but also because I lack the confidence to post a picture with my body in it on the internet. I have a lot of self esteem issues regarding my body and figure and always have (I don't wanna get into that horrible story.) However, as unhappy as I am with that I've found a strange burst of confidence and happiness recently that I thought I'd enjoy while it lasts. So I made my brother take a photo for me, being silly and genuinely happy (let's see how long that lasts). This is one of my favourite dresses. It was a birthday present from my best friend Molly as she knows that I love Taylor. It's a replica of the dress she wore last year on a date with Harry Styles and I love it.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Happy 17th Lily!

In celebration of my best friend Lily's birthday, I dedicate this blog post to her! Not much information here but she is genuinely the strongest, wisest and most radiant woman I know. You make me genuinely so happy everyday. You've always been so supportive and helpful with my various problems and I know you always want the best for me. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and a good meal out with people who genuinely adore you. Thank you for making me a better person, you are the reason I have the confidence to get up and try everyday. As embarassing as you are and as blonde as you can be, I love you with all of my heart.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Majorca Instagram Diary 2014

This post is a little overdue but, oh well. Now it's late it's more of a reminiscing post. This is quite obviously a shot out of my plane window a few minutes after leaving Gatwick.

The view from my hotel room was so beautiful. When it got late at night, I would just sit on the balcony listening to the waves, looking at the lights and people watching. It's such a calming memory for me.

My grandparents got up and started dancing. It made me very happy because they love each other so much.

Oh god bless the mojito. Mother of all poolside drinks and very, very yummy. I got through quite a few of these in the two weeks. Oops.

Most days were spent lounging lazily by the pool. The sky looks a bit moody here but it was still so hot and sticky. And yes, I tanned.

The first and last selfie of just myself on the holiday.I really love my kimono too so it was an opportunity to show that off. 

This place is so good! Water parks are just so great. My brother and I look forward to this day every year because the rides are just so fun (but not the queues so much).

One of my holiday reads this year was 'Before I Die' by Jenny Downham which really moved me because it's not quite a typical teenage cancer book. I enjoyed this a lot and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a little tear or two. 

The hotel we stayed in was so nice. I'm a bit of a neat-freak so I was really impressed by how clean and organised it was. The staff were lovely and I met some wonderful people.

My Mum gave me the confidence to get though my holiday despite my body worries. She is so very important to me and is probably going to comment on this post now. 

Profiteroles are just the best. I'd like to congratulate whoever invented them.

The view from the hotel top floor. Not as impressive but, you get an idea of how beautiful my favourite place is. The island is stunning. 

The stairs really confused us and seemed to go on forever. I'm so glad for elevators. Shout out to my brother in this shot.

On a catamaran (posh and stupid word for boat) with my feet hanging over the edge. This has no filter and the sea really is that perfect.

The lamp on our table at an outside restaurant on the coast. I don't know it just looked photogenic. 

A walk along the coast. 

Majorca honestly is such an amazing place and there is so much to do. It was such a great holiday as always. I'm already planning two for next year (thank god for that job, eh?). Where did you go on holiday this year?

Monday, 8 September 2014

My First MAC Lipstick: 'Fanfare'

I'm way too excited about this post. I went overboard to make it look pretty with fake flowers in the pictures and lots of colour but, in reality it's a little sad. It's sad in the sense that this is my first MAC lipstick because come on, everybody has one. I have just bought my first MAC lipstick to add to my big collection of lipsticks because for me, there is nothing like a good lippy.

You all know what the packaging looks like but I really was excited okay? It's probably a lot more exciting for me than you though..

I knew when I went into the shop that I wanted a Cremesheen finish because the countless reviews I'd read had made out that they would be the easiest and nicest to work with. It's pigmented well and glides on so nicely. The creamy texture is still very buildable but doesn't need a lot to higlight the lips. I. It's got great staying power, in my experience the colour stayed on for around 3/4 hours which is a relief considering how much I talk, drink and eat in the day. I wanted a colour that was wearable at all times of day and something that would work for school too. The staying power and light creamy shade is very durable and ticks all the boxes.

(This picture makes it look a lot darker than it is..) even though I'm pretty crap at this tone kinda thing, MAC describes Fanfare as a mid-tone yellow-pink. I'm not sure it's a very accurate description as it seems more of a medium pink-nude to me. As I say I don't really have a grasp on the undertones thing but it doesn't seem very yellow to me (sorry to the experts for me being clueless). 

Despite the rude overpricing of these lipsticks at £15.50 each, I absolutely adore this. I have a feeling I'll be wearing it all autumn along with a few cheaper, drugstore berry shades. Oh, the vanilla scent is also such a nice part of this product so despite the price I can't fault it. MAC lippies are worth the hype, trust me. What colours do you think I should try in the future?

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Life Update #2

Wow. Things are crazy, busy again and I just haven't had the time to blog, sorry darlings. A lot has happened since I last posted.

I am very pleased with my GCSE results. After so much hassle, I finally got them. 1 B (Spanish) and 5 A's (English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, Maths, Drama). I did so unbelivably better than I thought I would. I am now currently doing English Language/Literature AS, Media AS, Theatre Studies AS and Teach Early Level 3 BTEC. I've only been back a week but I am honestly loving my options. 

I also got a job, what?! I applied to work in a supermarket and I went for an interview and I beat my anxiety from holding me back in life. I work on check-outs which is surprisingly fun and I like talking to customers. It is only temporary for the months leading up till Christmas but, I really wanna stay. *sobs* Plus, I need the money. I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would.

I got an iPad Air (hallelujah) and now blogging is so much easier. No excuses now right? It's so nice and easy to use and I'm very happy with it. I've also been excersizing more and doing a lot of studying. I have caught up on reading too. In English I'm studying 'The Catcher In The Rye' which is really interesting. I'm reading the 'Divergent' series and the 'Morganville Vampires' series too. I've also collected quite a lot of products to review..

Everything is finally fitting into place and I like it. I'm off to write and queue lots of posts now! Hope you're all well. Toodle pip! 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

The British Tag

Hola mis amigos! I have finally settled back into the British lifestyle after my lovely Spanish holiday. I was tagged by the wonderful Charlotte to do the British tag which is very fitting now I am home.

1. How many cups of tea do you have a day and how many sugars? 
I usually have about one a day but once or twice a week I'll have two. I used to have three sugars (the thought of that makes my healthy alter-ego inside scream) but now I have two sweeteners instead.

2. Favourite part of your roast? 
Who wouldn't pick a yorkshire pudding? My Mum makes the best with for our Sunday roast.

3. Favourite dunking biscuit? 
I'm gonna have to say a good old shortbread finger. It just tastes so good if you time it right and don't let it go soggy.

4. Favourite quintessentially British past time? 
Does television count? Haha, I watch a lot of british television (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Downtown Abbey etc..) so I guess that's a good answer.

5. Favourite word? 
Wanderlust - A strong desire to travel.

6. Cockney rhyming slang?
There's loads of good ones but, I like Baked Bean (Queen).

7. Favourite sweet?
Rhubarb and custards. 

8. What would your pub be called?
The White Unicorn

9. No.1 British person?
Hm, Kate Middleton. She has everything and she's beautiful and she gets to see the Queen everyday.

10. Favourite shop/restaurant?
Favourite shop would probably be John Lewis because it's so homely and very british (lame I know) or New Look becuase I can always find something I like. I also love Ted Baker. For restaraunt I'd say a Beefeater Grill. Nom.

11. What British song pops into your head?
The national anthem has to be the most British song right? "God, save our gracious Queen."

12. Marmite?
Yes, I love it but I don't really have it that often.

This was fun, I love this kind of post. I tag JessHarriet and Bryony to do this tag.

Friday, 22 August 2014

My Top 5 Real Techniques Brushes

I am a big fan of Pixiwoo and more importantly the internet's favourite makeup brushes, the Real Techniques brushes. This isn't gonna be one of those generic posts about the collection, instead I'm going to do a little review on my 5 favourites.

Multi Task Brush
This is an 'it does what it says on the tin' kind of brush because it is great for several different things. I mainly use it for powder because it leaves such a lovely finish and makes sure all the powder has blended in completely. Occasionally I'll use it for blusher but I don't like mixing what I use the brush for. However, if you're a big bronzer fan and aren't afraid to use a big brush (because it is quite big) then this is great for that too.

Expert Face Brush
This is the first Real Techniques brush I ever bought and probably the one I use most. It works so well with so many foundations and helps to create a simply flawless base. It's so soft, easy to work with and leaves such a smooth looking finish. It's also brilliant with powder, ensuring a streak-free finish. This is my favourite makeup brush in my collection.

Pointed Foundation Brush
If I'm going heavier on the foundation or want more coverage, I'll grab this brush. It makes liquid foundation so easy to buff in and if I'm having an acne attack day, I'll use this to cover bigger blemishes because it works so well at keeping my makeup even. It's not thin and greasy like most foundation brushes, it stays fluffy and thick.

Detailer Brush
The detailer brush is one I use generally every time I do my makeup. It's dainty in a good way, allowing me to cover problem areas well. Dabbing a little concealer on a spot with this ensures long lasting results. I also use it to frame around my lips, nose and eyes because it's so precise.

Domed Shadow Brush
This is possibly the easiest to use and most effective eyeshadow brush I have ever used. It's oversized which doesn't sound like a good thing but actually allows you to get a much more even finish on your eyes. It's really useful for contouring your eyes too and is so silky that the products blend like a dream.

In conclusion, all Real Techniques brushes are incredibly soft, well-made and long lasting. All of them feel amazing when applying makeup and are 100% cruelty free. They are definitely worth the money will guarantee you a great face of make-up. What are your favourite make-up brushes?

Monday, 18 August 2014

My Summer Wishlist 2014

My shopping list is huge at the moment and seeing as it's summer and this was a nice easy post to do before I hop on a plane to somewhere sunny. These are just 10 little things on my wishlist I wanted to share. I hope to make this a seasonal thing.

Seeing as I have most of the Real Techniques collection and I love all of the brushes so much but, I haven't used many sponges. I thought this would be a good product to try.

I have wanted one of these FOREVER and my friend Jess talked about hers in her new blog post. Despite being the most expensive thing in this list (not taking the refills into account) I think it'd be such a great thing to own.

To clean my brushes (possible future post idea?) I usually use baby shampoo and conditioner however, I want to test a real brush cleanser and see if it makes any difference to quality and seeing as it's MAC it looks good.

99% of all reviews online have a five-star rating and I really, really want it. I sound like a whinging five year old girl but I need something new to make my skin illuminated and glowy. It also claims to help with dryness and some reviews even mention help with acne so I am so eager to give this a try.

This is also really interesting because I want to think about a different way of taking my makeup off. I strongly dislike using makeup wipes because no matter how 'gentle' they claim to be, they really dry my skin out. I have been using cleansing water and I really like it but I think this'll be kinder to my skin because the reviews have been great.

Probably the most raved about gel-liner on the internet and I still haven't tried it. I have quite a shaky hand so we'll see how good I am with a gel-liner.

I used to have MAC Studio Finish concealer and when I splurged out in benefit recently I tried this product. It is pretty similar in consistency and stays put really well whilst feeling natural on the skin.

With Topshop's lipstick range being arguably one of the best on the high-street, I own 'Macaroon' and 'Ooh La La' I love how pigmented they are so I decided I want a brighter shade and 'All About Me' is such a durable colour.

After my friend Molly posted about her super cute organiser from Paperchase (which is one of the coolest shops ever) I knew I needed one too because who doesn't need more help being organised? I want to be one of those super cool sassy women who have it all together and know exactly what they're doing.

These are so cool! They're electronic candles that still have a scent. Seeing as my parents don't trust me with hot things (I'm always burning myself) these are such a great idea for me.

What's on your summer wishlist?

Friday, 15 August 2014

Little Tips To Feel Confident In Summer

Anxiety sucks. Yeah, some of us have it worse than others and as a person who deals with anxiety everyday, I know how difficult it can be to feel confident. I feel especially vulnerable when it's summer which is exactly the opposite of how one should feel when relaxing and enjoying the sun. As a person who struggles with my body image and self-esteem, I thought this would be helpful to anyone who needs that little boost on holiday or in the warmer months.

Try something new
It doesn't matter what. A new food, an activity, a new look. Any thing new helps with creativity and happiness. You will remember that time you went jet-skiing years later even if it was a disaster and you looked like an idiot!

Buy yourself something
For a girl, shopping is always a cure for the blues. But, treating yourself to a new lipstick or a cheesy shirt that you'll probably never wear again is an instant confidence booster. On holiday, you always take more money than you need so why not embrace the opportunity to get some souvenirs so you can remember this experience for years to come?

Wear a bright colour
This is a great rule I live by. Dressing in all black may look flattering and work well in the winter but in the summer you need a little vibrancy. Neons, brights and colours all look great in the summer and help spread positivity.

Remember other people
The truth is, if your body or appearance adds to your anxiety, you need to remind yourself that most people are feeling the same as you. As my Mum would say 'everyone has their hang ups'. Forget about that for a while, make a bikini body your idea of a bikini body. Be who you want to be.

Summer playlist
Build yourself a summer playlist full of positive vibes and energy. This has certainly helped me over these past few weeks. Songs that make you feel glad to be alive, songs from your favourite movies, songs that remind you of a happy time.

Sun, sun, sun
Getting a tan after a successful week or so of sunbathing is definitely something to be proud and confident about. Use plenty of sun protection and a good aftersun to avoid burning and peeling and you're good to go. And if you can't tan or just go pink and wrinkly, get a good natural spray tan that you can pass off as real. Plus, when you get home you can brag to all your friends about how amazingly glowy and bronzed you look even if it's a lie.

Make new friends
As a person who is brilliant at accidentally making friends abroad year after year, I can't tell you how much it helps me come out of my shell. Socialising and getting to know someone new can be a great way to have a laugh. Plus, if you manage to keep in contact you'll have a part of your holiday alter-ego that you haven't lost. A friend, nobody else knows or can take from you.

Create a new you
When ever my family holiday is coming up my Mum always reminds me of this simple fact. In a different place, nobody knows you. There's no grudges, no mistakes and nothing is permanent. You can create an alter-ego of yourself but a care-free and uber-confident version. Pretend to be that film star who walks around in massive sun-glasses all day. Pretend to be a Royal Princess visting the country in disguise. Pretend you're a secret spy sent here to save the world. Yes, it seems childish but it works. If you can pretend to be that amazing, powerful, influental person, you can be that person.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush

If someone asked me what my favourite smell was, I'd usually say vanilla. But, right now Soap & Glory's Sugar Crush range is a strong competitor. It's heaven. It's just heavenly in a tub. I've always loved Soap & Glory's products. They all smell incredible and have great packaging. All the Soap & Glory products are fun and generally are amazing. 

Whilst different to the usual buttery scents the the brand like to stick to, the 'sweet lime' of this product's fragrance is so good. I understand that it's probably not to everyone's tastes but, it's fresh, invigorating and certainly helps wake me up in the morning. To me, it smells like sugar covered in lime juice. I'm a huge citrus fan so this is brilliant for me.

The body was has a great creamy consistency which is easy to lather and is really moisturising. The bottle quotes to have a 'skin softening omega-rich veggie oil' which helps to make the skin so much smoother. At £6.50 it's such great value for money because the bottle is so big and I think it'll last really long.

The body scrub smells the same obviously but contains actual sugar for exfoliation. It makes the product gritty but not too harsh which means it's not destroying your skin. Using it everyday could be damaging so I suggest a couple of times a week only. It washes off easily so there's no awkward scrub particles sitting on your skin after a shower. The scrub is £8.00 which I don't mind paying because I adore this product.

Overall I'm so pleased with these products. If I were you, and if you know you're fussy, I'd smell the products before you buy them because it's a bit of an acquired  smell that might not be everyone's cup of tea. Do you love Soap & Glory products? 

Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Fictional Character Clothes Crush: Jessica Day

I watch a lot of television. I mean A LOT of television. And one character from a television show that I've always worshiped for her personality and amazing style is Jessica Day from the wonderful New Girl. (None of these pictures are mine.)

Jess is possibly the best dressed fictional character in a sitcom. A fan of the cute vintage style, Jess likes to use a combination of stripes, buttons and block colours which is amazingly adorable. I actually spend a lot of my time on websites like, and for inspiration. Her love of skirts is something I wish I could put into my own style but I don't have the legs like Zooey Deschanel does.

Zooey actually dresses similarly to her character because funky patterns mixed with plain works so well. She's also rarely in heels because honestly, flats are more practical. That's a girl who knows what she's doing! I am in love with the playsuit in the pictures above but I don't have endless money or my own costume department. The second blouse below is also gorgeous.

Who's your fictional character clothes crush? I might make this a regular thing with other characters. Thoughts?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

My Holiday Makeup Bag 2014

I guess this is similar to a 'What's In My Makeup Bag?' which I did a post on a few months ago here. This post is a short summary of what I'm taking in my makeup bag on my family summer holiday to the beautiful island of Majorca.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 'Medium'
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in 'Ivory'
Simple Kind To Skin+ Perfecting BB Balm
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Foundation in 'Honey'
Collection Lasting Perfection Powder in 'Medium'
Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder
Sleek Blush in 'Rose Gold'
Ted Baker Illuminators in 'Golden Glow' and 'Pearly Pink'

Avon Eyeshadow Primer in 'Light Beige'
No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in 'Mink', 'Carbon Matte' and 'Wheatsheaf'
Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner
Benefit They're Real! Mascara
Eyeko London Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in 'Black'
Rimmel Kate Moss Mascara
Natural Collection Eye Liner in 'Black'
Maybelline Browdrama Sculpting Brow Mascara in 'Dark Brown'

Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick in '101'
Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick in '01'
Collection Little Mix Jade's Lipstick
Estée Lauder Pure Colour Shimmer Gloss in 'Intensive Coral'
Tanya Burr Lipgloss in 'Afternoon Tea'
Rimmel London Apolcalips Lip Lacquer in 'Luna'
Calvin Klein Lipstick in 'Desire'
Benefit Benetint
Maybelline Baby Lips
Model Co. Lip Liner in 'Illusion Nude'
Clinique Chubby Stick in 'Woppin' Watermelon'
Carmex Classic Moisturising Lip Balm

I know, I know. I'm taking too much with me. I'm on holiday and I shouldn't need this much makeup with me. But, cut me some slack, my skin's got pretty bad and I have a few products I want to try out. I'm super excited for my holiday anyway and I'm pretty sure my most used product will be my bb cream because I love how light yet effective it is. What products do you use most in the heat?

Monday, 4 August 2014

Starting The Week Off With A Healthy Breakfast

This is my current morning breakfast routine which is quite simple and gives me energy for the day ahead. Try it yourself. Obviously, you can change it up a bit. Personally, I prefer granola without raisins because I really don't like mouldy grapes but whatever floats your boat. I often also use raspberries too.

Granola With Nuts
Chopped Strawberries 
Greek Honey With Yogurt
A Spoonful Of Honey
Mixed Seeds (Sunflower and Pumpkin)

I have this about three times a week especially on Monday mornings because it's super quick easy and delicious!