Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Mini Urban Decay Haul

So i recently purchased Urban Decay Naked Palette (FINALLY) i've been wanting to get one for ages but was not sure of which one to get. So i was in House of Fraser last week and the lady there was helping me decide and said Naked Palette 2 colours are suited to olive skin tones (which is my skin tone) but i was really confused between 1 and 2. Because Naked Palette 1 is more of a smokey eye, which is what i normally wear, because i don't really wear eyeshadow everyday, only on special occasions.

Anyway, i didnt end up buying at the House of Fraser i done more research, looked at more YouTube videos and tutorials etc. And finally brought the Naked Palette 2! Because i found that it is an all rounder... it has colours from naked 1 and 3 i.e. the browns, the mattes, the pink tones and the neutral colours.

So i thought id order it online, and they had an offer online i dont know if it applies in stores too...? But if you purchase products over £50 you will get 3 delux samples.So i brought the Naked Palette 2 and the Eye Shadow Primer in Original. The 3 samples i got were the All Nighter Make-up Setting Spray, Revolution Lipstick in Gilted and 24/7 Glide-on eye Pencil in LSD.  The only thing i dont like is that you cant choose the what shades you want of the samples. With the Palette i also got samples of eyeshadow primers. Oh! and you also get a two sided brush with the palette to apply and blend. For two products it cost me £54.00 

Naked Palette 2: £38.00
Eyeshadow Primer Potion: £16.00
3 Samples: FREE! 

Friday, 27 March 2015

Find Your Perfect Foundation

What's your issue with Foundation?

''It doesn't look natural enough'' 

Forget your power prejudice: Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation, £33, comes in 20 shades and wears flawlessly

''It slips off by Lunchtime''

Is your skin oily? → Yes → Acne-prone → Yes 

Oxygenating acne control foundation, £52, stimulates oxygen into your skin and allows it to breathe. It reconstructs skin, build collagen and reinforces natural skin healing e.g scars. Also it is SPF 25 and totally non-irritable. It also has 2% salicylic acid which control the oil in your skin, preventing breakouts and pimples. Pricey but worth it.

If you have severe acne you can get substances containing salicylic acid with higher percentage. Please consult your're doctor before using anything too strong on your face. 

Is your skin oily? → Yes → Acne-prone → No  

Perfection Lumier flawless fluid, £36. I have been using this foundation for a week now! And it is a life saver! It mops up all the oil and lasts 15hrs.

Is your skin oily? → Just a Little Bit 

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin, £29, this is a great foundation if you're skin is slightly oily. I have tried this foundation and it does quite a few hours. It looks really natural on skin and adjusts to to skin's changing oil levels. However, i did have to powder my nose atleast twice but my skin is ridiculously oily. 

If your're not looking to spend too much try Revlon Colourstay Makeup, £12.49.

Is your skin oily? → Not Really → You need a long lasting all-rounder with coverage

Clarins Everlasting Foundation, £27.50, gives great coverage for you're skin. Speaking from personal experience it lasts around 7-8hrs. 

If you're not looking to spend too much try Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation, £7.99. 

''It looks too cakey''

Do you have dry skin? → Yes 

RMK Creamy Foundation, £36, is packed with plant oils for day-long dewiness.

Do you have dry skin? → No, but it needs more glow

So many bloggers have gone on and on about this foundation i almost don't want to write a review. Nars Sheer Flow, £31, comes in 20 shades it looks so natural on the skin and gives you such a beautiful glow you almost don't have to wear anything else on your face. A very similar one is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Skin Foundation, £36.60, which pretty much does the same thing but a few pounds over. If you're not looking to spend too much try Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, £9.99, they've added fruit extracts to make your skin glow.

''It shows up my fine lines''

Are you willing to invest in a wrinkle-busting wonder? → Yes

Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Lift Foundation, £48, leaves your skin feeling plump with a flawless finish. It comes in 18 different shades and had gold silk extract to turn back time.

Are you willing to invest in a wrinkle-busting wonder?   No, just want to hide the stuff

Kiko Ulmimited Foundation, £13.90, has some great reviews online and in magazines. A lot of bloggers are talking about their products and how great they are. Kiko has some clever wrinkle-blurring tech. 

''I hate the feeling of it''

Bareminerals Bareskin Serum foundation, £26, this feels 
like nothing on your skin, its so light and cool it feel like skin literally! Just try it.

''It doesn't give enough coverage''

What do you want to hide   Pores 

I used Mac Studio fix Fluid, £21.50, until its last drop, it is such a great foundation it lasted me a whole year because i didn't need to use a lot to get great coverage, it gives you a great finish and you dont look a ghost in pictures at all. It is such a professional foundation, kind of hard to beat this one. 

What do you want to hide   Blemishes and discolouration

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concelar, £25, gives you great coverage without the weight.

''I cant find a shade dark enough''

Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation, £35, is a hit with makeup artists for its amazing wide range of shades.

Disclaimer: These are just my opinions and some products i have tested out. As i have very oily skin, they might work differently on yours. 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Suit Up Like a Chap

Bianca Jagger 

Katharine Hepburn

Diane Keaton 

Marlene Dietrich

Cara Delevengine 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Semi Precious Jewellery

Anyone who  knows me knows how much i love my rings! i recently purchased these Semi Precious Jewellery from Topshop. Which i love! They're so eastern/ethnic/tribal looking, they compliment neutral coloured clothes really well. I think accessories just give that 'omph' to your outfit, and make it your outfit look a little more stylish. 

My Necklace is from Topshop i bought this last year. Dont think its available anymore 

Click on the links below pictures to purchase

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Pointed Loafers

Ive seen the Mango and Shellys London shoes on Instagram a lot recently. A lot of bloggers have been wearing them and i see a lot of people asking where they're from and some commenting that they wouldn't spend that much on shoes.

So i done some research and where there is a shoe there is a way! And i found some dupes of the loafers which are just as nice, but at a lower price.

Click on the links below the pictures to purchase


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

All things Cinderella - A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Every girl wants to be swept off her feet, marry her prince, and own pair of shoes made out of glass! Cinderella was the first Disney movie i watched as a kid, i must have played the 'cassette' at least 10 times a day! Singing along to all the songs, dancing with my imaginary prince, pretending to go to the ball, believing my granny was my fairy god mother and making myself believe my lovely mum was my evil step mother.... So it goes without saying I AM SO EXCITED for the movie to come out 60 years after the animated film was released!

I am loving the costumes in the movie! All designed and styled by Oscar Winning costume designer Sandy Powell.

Lily James in Elie Saab at the Cinderella Premiere

This dress took 550 hours to make (right)


Modern take on the Glass Slipper

If the shoe fits

M.A.C Cosmetic Cinderella Range 

All products can be purchased here

Lauren Conrad Collection

I love Lauren's style! i love the way she has embedded Cinderella into these clothes. For example one of her Midi-Skirts have the palace all around the border, another one of her skirts and dresses has the birds printed on them. And of course the glass slipper jumper. I find all the pieces are so fashionable, delicate and scream Disney in the most modern yet wearable manner. You can purchase all these at www.kohls.com 

Disclaimer: none of the pictures above are owned by me.