Sunday, 18 May 2014

OOTD! Summer Ball

Hello lovely people!

I can't believe that this time next week I will have finished university and will have moved back home. These three year have gone super super quickly! I have had the best three years of my life and wouldn't change one second of it. I have met some amazing people and some lifelong friends as well! So to end our three years with a bang we had our summer ball on Friday! It was amazing and i had the best night ever so I thought I would show you my outfit from Friday! I hope you enjoy.

Dress: New Look (currently on sale)
Shoes: New Look (they are quite old so they probably don't stock them anymore)
Bag: Primark
Pearl Necklace: Primark

Eyes: Naked 2 pallete
Lips: Rimmel a drop of sherry (058)

I hope you all have had a lovely weekend!


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Denim and Stripes!

Hello lovely people

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. The end is in sight, I will finish my final year at university in about 2 weeks! Today I thought I would share an outfit of the day for my post this weekend. So here it is ... It is a casual look as I was only going shopping and it is still not very warm here in England.

Top: George in Asda
Denim Jacket: Ebay not sure on the brand
Jeans: Dorothy Perkins (they are the most comfy and soft jeans ever)
Shoes: Primark (These are quite old shoes, I brought them about 4 years ago but I totally love them and am trying to get what wear is left out of them.)
Braclets: Primark
Bag: Primark
Sunglasses: Primark

My lipstick is MAC peach blossom

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. What are your favourite things to wear this time of the year?

 G. x.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

April Favourites!

Hello lovely people!

It is that time again where I run through my favourites from the past month. So lets jump straight into it.

My first favourite is a body lotion and it is the Garnier Body intensive 7 days nourishing lotion for normal to dry skin. I have had  real problem with my dry skin over the last few months and I
had been really struggling to find a body lotion that would actually hydrate my skin for the whole day. This body lotion is amazing, it is hypoallergenic which is perfect for my skin because a lot of products have reactions to my skin. The smell is also amazing. I love the almond smell. After using this for about a month I can really tell the difference in my skin. It feels a lot more hydrated and if I forget to apply it for a day, my skin still feels super soft and refreshed.

Next up are some face wipes. I have always been a fan of the Nivea skincare selection and decided to try the pure and natural face wipes. These wipes are free from parabens, silicones, colourants, mineral oils and alcohol and they can be used on all skin types. After using these wipes I really don't know why I was using anything else. They are so gentle on the skin and leave your skin feeling so soft. They take off all makeup, including eye makeup and they smell amazing. They are also super cheap as well, I will definitely be repurchasing.

Another skincare item is a hand cream. Like my skin my hands have been really suffering. Since being on my teaching placement you are constantly having to wash your hands andIi found that plus the strange weather we have been having recently in England, my hands were really beginning to suffer. This stuff has really helped with that. Despite smelling like baby cream this has definitely helped my hands a lot. It is a really thick moisturiser but it blends in really easily and leaves your hands feeling soft for a long time. Not the cheapest of hand creams but it works really well.

Next up is a perfume. I received a load of perfume samples from my fiancee when he brought my naked 2 palette and also from a wedding fair that I went to with my mum back in February so I have been trying to work my way through them. My favourite has definitely been Daisy by Marc Jacobs. The scent is so fresh and has been perfect for the spring and I also received loads of compliments whilst wearing it. I will definitely be buying the full size bottle.

Onto nails and this month it is a no brainer, the Maybelline super stay gel nail colour in mint for life. I have been looking for a mint nail varnish for a long time. I didn't want it to be too green or too blue, I wanted the perfect mint and I found it in this. This brand of nail varnish is amazing and definitely lasts for 7 days so I will be checking out some more colours from their range. The colour of this nail varnish has been perfect for spring and has complemented a lot of my clothing. They are also super affordable do I would recommend that you check them out.

Lastly is a lip gloss. I have already done a review on this lip gloss so I suggest you check this out but it is the Tanya Burr lipgloss in the shade Aurora. It is beautiful pink colour and is the perfect pink for spring as it gives a bit of colour but without being too over the top.

So there are my April favourites!

Let me know what you have been loving this month!

Love G x

Sunday, 27 April 2014

MAC lipstick convert!

Hello lovely people,

So my lovely fiance treated me to not one but two MAC lipsticks a couple of weeks ago. These are the first MAC lipsticks I own (shock, horror) and asked for creme cup and peach blossom. These are both nude shades, hence the reason I went for them and I love them both. The consistency of both lipsticks are amazing and they are just so smooth and creamy. Creme cup is a much more pinky colour whereas peach blossom is more of a enhance your lip colour kind of lipstick. I have been wearing these on a daily basis and am now truly a MAC lipstick convert!

peach blossom and creme cup
What's your favourite MAC lipstick?

Love G.x

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss review - Aurora

Hello lovely people!

I recently visited a Superdrug with a Tanya Burr Lips and Nails section in store. I have been a massive fan of Tanya and thought it only right to pick up a lip gloss. I do not actually wear a lot of lip gloss so decided to go with just one. After swatching the selection I decided to go with Aurora.

My first impressions of this lip gloss are very good, especially for someone who is not a big fan of lip gloss. They smell and taste just like berries which is amazing.

The colour is beautiful and it applies really well. I was really surprised at how much colour the lip gloss gives off, as it is really light and doesn't leave your lips feeling sticky with product. It gives a really healthy pink glow to the lips without being over the top and it last for quite a while.

For someone who is not a fan of lip gloss I have been thoroughly suprised by this product and am definitely going to pick up some more. If you have any suggestions of which one I should try next then please leave a comment.

Have you tried Tanya's Lip gloss? if so what is your favourite shade?

Love G.x 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

My updated makeup routine.

Hello lovely people.

I have spent a lot of time testing out new products and I have recently discovered my perfect combination of products. I have been using the same routine and products (except lipstick which I change depending on the day) for about 2 months now and I love it. So here is my updated makeup routine.

Foundation for me is the thing I really struggle with. I want to find a good foundation for my normal/oily skin but I don't want it to look too matte. I discovered the Rimmel Match Perfection last summer and had it in a darker shade but decided to try it out in a lighter shade and I really like it. It gives a lovely healthy glow without looking too shiny and it works with my normal/oily skin. This is in shade 100 (ivory). I apply this with my real techniques expert face brush.

I then apply my collection concealer in shade 2 medium/cool. This concealer is amazing and I am definitely not going to change it any time soon. I apply this under the eyes and anywhere I need extra coverage and then I blend it in with my real techniques setting brush. Then under the eyes and on the lids I apply my Rimmel Match Perfection highlighter and concealer just to add a little brightness to my eyes. I then blend it in with my real techniques setting brush.

Setting powder:
I have been using this for ages now and I love it! It is the Rimmel stay matte powder in transparent. This stuff lasts all day and doesn't make you skin look full of powder.

For my eyebrows I have been loving the Maybelline brow pencil in Dark Blonde. I really struggle to find a pencil which fits with my blonde hair but this is the perfect colour. The only downside is that it doesn't last that long especially if you use it every day.

I got the naked 2 palette for christmas this year and have been using it non stop. Depending on the day will depend what colours I choose to wear but my favourites are Bootycall, Suspect, YDK and Tease.

I have been testing out this new mascara and I actually really like it. It is the Miss Manga mega volume mascara from L'Oreal Paris. I like the way it gives volume but leaves your lashes looking natural as well.

I love the Bourjois chocolate bronzer. This is in shade 51. I love the smell and the lovely colour it gives, it doesn't make you look orange.


My favourite blush every is the Rose Gold (926) blush from Sleek. The pigment is amazing and it gives such a rosy glow to your cheeks. I use it every day non-stop.

Depending on the day will depend what lip colour I will choose. My most used is the Revlon lipstick in shade 353 Cappuccino.

And that is my everyday makeup routine. Like I said before these are the products which I have tested out and loved so use them on a regular basis.

Let me know what your everyday staples are!


Sunday, 6 April 2014

I'm back!!!!!!

Hello lovely people!

So I am back and I have missed you all very much. I have been absent for blogging for about 4 months now and I really missed it. My life has been so hectic at the moment; with finishing off my teaching degree and on my final year placement and also getting engaged and starting to plan a wedding.

I also spent some time reflecting on what I want my blog to be and there may be a few changes. To be honest with my tight student budget it is not going to be a blog where I am showing new things I have brought every week because its just not me and I don't have the funds to be buying new products every week. Instead I really want this blog to be a capture of all the things I love in terms of beauty, clothing, food and interests.

Also when thinking about how many posts I want to post each week, while on my final teaching practice it is crazy to think I could post one up every day. Instead I am really going to try and make the effort to post one blog a week, at the weekend. So check back every Saturday or Sunday to see a new post.

So I hope you all enjoy the new changes, an updated whats in my makeup bag and everyday look will following this blog shortly, so keep your eye out for that. Let me know if there are any specific things you would like me to blog about.

I will talk to you all soon.