Thursday, 29 May 2014

New Beauty Buys #1

The most recently added items to my makeup collection aren't overly exciting. But Superdrug had an offer on so I grabbed a few essentials and some repurchases from Sleek and Rimmel London and waltzed over to the till.

Sleek Blush in 'Rose Gold'
This is a repurchase, simply because it's one of the best powdered blushes I've ever used. (I'm just learning to love cream blushes). To be honest, I love all of Sleek's products because they feel very high end despite the fairly reasonable price tag. In particular this product is only £4.49 which is incredible really. I adore how pigmented the colour is, it's such a beautiful summery shade. It blends well with my skin without making my face look like it's been attacked by crayola. Also, it's quite shimmery and I like how it doesn't feel too over the top. It's just so so perfect and will definitely be going in my holiday bag. 

Rimmel London HD 5 Eyeshadow Pallete in 'Foggy Grey'

I am saving for an Urban Decay palette but I'm poor and have sooooo many birthdays coming up. So miniature eyeshadow palettes are a little obsession recently. This one was £6.99 from Rimmel and creates a very simple smoky eye look that everyone loves. Colour wise, they're average in pigment however the two lighter shades tend to take a while to apply because they're quite pale. The shadows do blend well but it'll never beat Urban Decay right? For the money, it's okay value but I don't know if that's just because I'm so difficult with eyeshadows.

Rimmel London Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in '101'

This is my current go-to shade of lip colour. I love the Kate Moss lipstick range. I honestly own so many of them and I don't regret it. This is a very basic shade I think would suit nearly everyone. It looks like quite a shocking pink but it's really quite mellow and gentle which is great as I prefer the more natural looks. It stays on well considering it's pale but for no more than an hour or two. At £5.49 you can't really go wrong though can you?

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer in 'Ivory'

My other repurchase, my god of concealers. I worship the 'Wake Me Up' range that Rimmel have because it just works so well on my terrible skin. I don't know if it's just because it's my awkward skin or if it's because it's a wonder product but unless I have the courage to try something new I'll never go back. It's in a shade lighter than my skin but this is good as it makes me look more awake and works better with my foundation of the same range in 'True Ivory'. I love how easy it is to blend the concealer and to work into the skin. It stays very well. I cringe thinking about times I used to use bad concealers for my skin such as blending sticks and ones that blocked my pores but this feels lighter and fresh. For £5.49 I am always very happy to repurchase this product.

What are your most recent beauty buys?

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Female Of The Month #2: Emma Stone

Emily 'Emma' Jean Stone or Emma Stone is incredible. She was born on the 6th of November 1988 and is 25. She's American and a very popular successful actress. She was home schooled for a lot of her life but made a PowerPoint presentation for her parents set to Madonna's song 'Hollywood' to persuade them to let her pursue an acting career in California. Thank god for PowerPoint.

Emma's absolutely hilarious I love her movies including: 'Friends With Benefits', 'Crazy, Stupid, Love', 'The Amazing Spider-Man' franchise and 'Easy A' which must be one of my favorite films ever. She's one of the faces of Revlon. Her film debut in 2007 was Superbad starring Michael Cera and Jonah Hill. I adore her acting style and how great all her chosen roles are. She's officially one of my favourite women. She's currently dating Andrew Garfield (or Spider-Man) since meeting on set and they have a wonderful relationship.

Emma is so differently pretty. She's one of those incredibly lucky girls who can die their hair any colour and still look great but, her real hair colour is blonde. She has a lovely figure. Her popularity is growing and I look forward to all her future work. Seriously, massive girl crush.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

I Survived Secondary School

...Just. Wow. It's finally over. My secondary school years are done and I can't decide how to feel about it. I guess I should be sad or a little upset and cry for the people I'll miss but I'm kinda relieved. 

I've always hated school. I know that everyone hates school but the thought of going back to the hell hole everyday made me feel physically sick. I think it's ridiculous how much kids actually dread going to school everyday, surely there's something wrong there. I mean I care about my education a lot but the social side and balancing everything is so difficult. Plus I'll never have to wear horrible uniform again, a dreary outfit to make me look fatter than I already am. I hate the atmosphere, the pressure, the people. Good luck to anyone still there, it'll be over soon. I am so happy I can now focus on things that actually matter to me, knowing my a levels are both interesting and logical for my dream career. 

The photo above is with my form friends (Scarlett, Charlotte, Sam, Ria and Sophie) for the last year who I'll miss seeing every morning and afternoon dearly. I'm currently on study leave now. That means my exams aren't official over but I'm halfway there. Phew. I've finished my Spanish, English Literature and Drama but still have English Language, Maths and Film Studies left.. Yawn. I'm a pretty bad reviser. I envy those who do well and know how to revise. I want to and I'm not a complete academic fail but it'd be nice to be better prepared.

This is me and Sophie who has been there for me since the first day and has always been incredibly supportive. I've always had classes with her and I'm so grateful because she pushes me to work hard and be a better person. She's very very clever and beautiful and funny and I know she'll be very successful in the future. I'm glad I have at least another year with her as neither of us are leaving, just progressing to our school's sixth form. So I'm quite relaxed because our sixth form is successful, I know my way around and how the school works. 

Yes. I'm excited. But I'm also terrified for the future. I know I want to be a journalist or presenter (the English, brunette, curvier version of Laura Whitmore) but I'm not prepared for the challenges life throws really. The photo above is with another of my best friends Lily, who is also stunning and wise and strong. I once lost her but she's back in my life and I could not be happier. I'm so glad to be with her and her wonderful perm next year.

More friendlings Sophie and Emily and Lily popping up again. You can see my dress now. It was from Debenhams at the last minute and I was very pleased to wear it. After seeing it I'd gone in a strop that my size wasn't available. But my Mum being my calm, comforting Mum told me to try the size below and it actually fitted so, yay me! Plus daisies are adorable.

With my some of best ones. (Charlotte, Eleasha, Sophie, Lily, Shannon, Jess, Tolani, Loren, Sophie and Jamie). There's been so many memories. Many painful, difficult, ones I'd like to forget but most that I never could, because they are too funny and stupid and the good times from secondary school. It's people like this who make it bearable. Last night, after our last day and meal we just ran up this hill and sat there. Dancing, joking, reminiscing. It was like something out of a cheesy teen movie but it was nice. Life's moving fast and it's kind of hit me suddenly. I'm extremely anxious about it but this is supposed to be the best time of my life so I'm gonna try to make it just that.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

A Sunday Pub Lunch With The Family

In my opinion, there's nothing better than a pub lunch with the family. As my Dad would say 'that's the life'. We usually just drive and end up in the middle of nowhere. And there's good food. It's just very British.

The Plough at Plumpton
Just the essentials
My brother never takes a nice photo seriously
My father in his natural habitat
Mum's camera shy
Starter: Breaded brie, cranberry sauce and salad
Main: Traditional ploughman's lunch
Pudding: Caramel apple pie with cream

Do you ever do the same on a Sunday?

I Wanna Be A Chelsea Girl

I love the reality television show 'Made In Chelsea'. The lifestyle is just classy, everyone's beautiful and everything's just very interesting. All stylish, sassy and strong, I envy every one of these stunning, lucky girls. I really wish I was a Chelsea girl but I don't have the body or confidence. Anyway, here's a little post dedicated to the best of these wonderful women.

Millie Mackintosh: One of the originals but now an ex-Chelsea girl, Millie is a 23 year old make-up artist and the distant heir to Quality Street. As well as leading a rich and glamorous lifestyle with her hubby Professor Green, Millie is a model and a blogger. She is absolutely stunning and successful and trains incredibly hard for her perfect body.

Rosie Fortescue: Another original Chelsea girl a 24 year old fashion blogger. Rosie is down to earth, funny and clever. Always holding interesting parties and sporting a wonderful outfit, Rosie leads an exciting life. She also works with Look Magazine.

Alexandra 'Binky' Felstead: Just like the others, she's been in the show since the first episode. A 23 year old fashion and lifestyle blogger, Binky spends a lot of time with Chelsea friends. She's lovely, strong and honest. Binky has worked to create nail polishes with Rimmel London and just released her book 'Being Binky'.

Lucy Watson: Since her arrival in Season 4 she's become successful and popular among fans. The 23 year old is feisty, independent and always in trouble. Watson is a socialite, model and the creator of her own company Creature Jewelry. In my opinion, she has the best legs in London.

Sophie Hermann: The most recently added cast member on my list. She comes from a wealthy German dynasty. Although she is very vain who can blame her? She's absolutely stunning. The 25 year old joined the cast in Season 6 as best friend of Victoria. Sophie is a model with her own clothing range.

Ugh, Chelsea girls have it all.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Shopping Haul #2

It's been a while, I am truly sorry it's taken me so long to post. However, it's exam season (sob). After revision this week, I plan to write and queue plenty of posts for you lot to enjoy. This is another mini haul including products from Boots, Wilkinson and New Look. My favourite item was the shorts because I hate my legs and was actually thrilled when I liked how they looked on.

1. Daisy Print Shorts- New Look - £8
2. Skin Therapy Cotton Wool Pads - Wilkinson - £0.70
3. Pink Cami Top - New Look - £7.00
4. Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks - Wilkinson - £1.00 each
5. Basic Hairbrush - Wilkinson - £1.50
6. Blue Daisy Crop Top - New Look - £5.00
7. Nivea Raspberry Rose Lip Butter - Boots - £2.25
8. Maybelline Baby Skin Primer - Boots - £7.99
9. Impulse Vanilla & Peach Body Spray - Wilkinson - £1.00