Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Going from Day to Night: Makeup

We often get stuck in those situations when you're just chillin' out or you're still at work and someone says 'let's go out for a drink.. are you ready?' - err no! There are a few products that can easily take your everyday look to something a bit more evening-appropriate. These are things that you could pop into your beauty bag just in case something crops up. 

Saturday, 27 September 2014

What You NEED In Your Wardrobe

We all have them, we all need them. There are some that last us years, some that last us a season. They get us through those last minutes rushes to get ready and get glam in under half an hour. Wardrobe staples - where would we be without them? 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The Transition Boots

I love winter and autumn fashion. The jumpers, the scarves, the darker colours, I adore it all! But most importantly, of course, is the boots. The worst part about warm weather is not being able to wear boots without getting horribly sweaty feet (sexy, I know). However, boots have made a leap onto the shelves this year with some gorgeous cut-out details making them super sun-friendly. With the way the weather is at the moment, they're ideal.

Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition: Tickets

I've got something a little different for today.  If you didn't already know, the Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition is coming to Manchester for the first time, which is great news for northerners like me!  If you're outside of London it can be hard to come across great events such as this since there are few and far between elsewhere.  I am now part of the official blogger team for the event and I can't wait until it opens on Saturday 11th October 2014! Better yet, it continues through Sunday 12th October as well!  If you're interested then get yourself signed up for tickets TODAY as it's completely free. You'd get to wander around the exhibits and play nice, maybe see a cheeky fashion show here and there. Still with me? Get your free tickets here

Monday, 22 September 2014

The Beauty Blogger Tag

I thought it was time for a tag post, just in case any of you fancy learning a little something extra about me than what I think about all things beauty.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

A Very Berry Time

If you have been anywhere near Instagram lately you will have probably noticed that everyone is going autumn/fall crazy already. It's not surprising that Starbucks have brought the Pumpkin Spice Latte back earlier than usual. In the beauty world however, we're all thinking "I can wear berry lipstick again, woohoo!" -insert unified fist pump here-. As you're probably all aware by now, I have fair skin and this means dark lip colours can sometimes be hard to wear as they can look a little in yo' face, but I think I have found my one.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

A Nifty Little Brush Set

Until I ventured into the world of online beauty I used my fingers religiously to apply makeup where I could, which is sometimes OK but it can leave you with an uneven application which you may think looks fantastic at the time but inevitably the photographs tell a different story. For me it's all about the base, once you've got a smooth, even surface to work with everything else seems to just fall into place. If you start off with a badly applied base then makeup just isn't going to behave on top of that. Last year I picked up the Real Techniques Core Collection Kit just thinking it would suffice for the time being but it turned out to be much more than that.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Going Matte with Revlon

I have always been a creamy lip product kinda girl. I love how nourishing they can feel on the lips and how they give a fuller look and so much more kissable. However, matte lips are everywhere lately and a lot of people rock them so well. So, I took the plunge and decided to give the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms a whirl in a few different shades.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Smoothin' Out

When the weather is slightly warmer I seriously need to work on my bodycare. I often neglect it but when it's on display in the warmer months with the shorter clothes I simply have to start caring as I am notorious for leaving it until the actual day I decide to put on a pair of shorts. My routine really doesn't involve much, in fact I only use two products and occasionally a third but I thought I'd share it with you just to show you don't need to fork out an arm and a leg to be smooth and prepared for 'legs out' days.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


How can a beauty blogger have a favourite lipstick? Easy, it's the one that you reach for when in doubt, it's the one that you always get compliments for and it's the one that you know already that you will replace when it eventually dies. For me, that lipstick is MAC Creme Cup.

Monday, 8 September 2014

The Bronzer for Pale Skin

If you're pale then you know the struggle. The struggle of finding a bronzer that doesn't make you look orange or muddy, a feat that many try and fail at, including myself. However, I believe I have found the one, the one that not only accentuates my cheekbones but makes me look a little healthier and adds the perfect amount of colour to my face. It's got to be The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzer in the shade 01 Light Matte.