12 April 2016

A DAY OUT UP LONDON.















The other week my boyfriend and I decided to go and have a day out up London. We both live in London but both of us hadn't taken the time out to really explore different the different areas, so that's exactly what we decided to do.

First up we took a stroll to Westminster to take a look at Big Ben, the weather was absolutely perfect on this day so the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben looked beautiful in the sunshine. After this we wandered off to Trafalgar Square, where loads of performers were doing their bit to entertain the London crowd. There were singers, dancers and even people making rings. The sun was warmer now so we sat down by the fountain to chill for a bit and it was lovely and relaxing.

After this we went to take a look around China Town with all the rich reds, metallic golds and pretty lanterns. The smells around China Town as well are to die for, you can smell the restaurants cooking their delicious dishes for their hungry customers and as you walk past the smells hit you, making you want to enter and see all what they've got to offer. After we took a quick walk around Neal's Yard in Covent Garden as I've heard so many good stories about it. I loved the overall look of Neal's Yard, it felt like I was in a different country as we was walking through, but sadly there's not much to do there.

A quick visit to see Buckingham Palace was a must seeing as I've never been (I know, shocking for a girl who's lived in London all her life), but I can say that I totally loved it. The gold decor was beautiful and I loved the fountains outside. I also liked seeing the guards standing outside, marching in formation and looking extremely serious. We finished the day with a lovely stroll around Green park, the sun was setting as we made our way back to the station to make our way home.

I loved taking the day to explore London a bit better, I'll definitely be doing it again! What's your favourite part about London?

12 December 2015

MY EVERYDAY MAKEUP.









Lately, my skins been a bit of an issue, so for the past few days I've not been wearing any face makeup in order to let my skin breathe. However, when I do feel like whacking on a full face, these makeup products is what I tend to reach for time after time.

For my base I more often than not wear the Maybelline FIT Me Foundation (£7.99), this has such a beautiful consistency and leaves my skin looking silky - not oily and it blends in perfectly with my skin tone. When I was in duty free before I went to Rome I picked up a few MAC bits and this highlighter was one of them, I LOVE it. This particular MAC product was what I had been wanting to buy for such a long time now, so what better time to buy it than when it's discounted? MAC Highlight in Soft & Gentle (£24.00) has just the right amount of shimmer and lasts all day. Next I've started to use Soap & Glory's Love At First Blush (£11.00), which could be used as a blush and highlight as it does have a few shimmery tones but I tend to use it as just a blush.

For my brows I've used the Maybelline Brow Drama (£4.99) as the shade blends well, but with this product it can tend to be a little flaky so I try not to use too much on my brows, what's handy with this is the way it's shaped like a mascara brush so it's easier to use on the brows. Lately, I've fallen in love with eyeshadows and this palette in particular has all the shades I'm lusting for. They're super pigmented and the shades all blend really well together. This Makeup Revolution Iconic 1 Palette (£4.00) has the perfect shades for if you're going to a Christmas party or just for chilling during the day.

For me, my all time favourite eyeliner is Collection's Fast Stroke Eyeliner (£2.99), it's so cheap but it comes out in a true black shade. I find the wand is a great shape and doesn't bend or become clumpy and it doesn't smudge around the eyes, leaving you with the perfect flick all day (if you don't struggle with the flick that is - like moi). Again, for mascara I rave a lot about this one in particular, but it really does give your lashes looking like false ones. It lengthens them, gives them volume and doesn't clump. Seventeen Falsifeye Mascara (£6.49) is one of my faves and I reach for it time and time again.

Lastly, as it's winter now I tend to go for a darker red on my lips if I'm going anywhere fancy. I don't usually wear lipstick on a day to day basis but somedays when I'm feeling up for it I do more often than not tend to go for a lip crayon rather than a lipstick. Maybelline's Colour Drama in Berry Munch (£4.99) is so easy to apply and lasts a good few hours (even when eating and drinking). As my lips aren't exactly symmetrical, lip crayons just make applying colour to your lips so much easier.

What makeup are you loving at the moment?

16 November 2015

TOP 5: BUDGET EYELINERS




I don't know about you, but I don't think I've ever bought myself a high end eyeliner. Drugstore eyeliners just do it for me. Whether it be liquid or pencil, they do the job well enough and they're so cheap that you can try so much more!

My favourite of all time has to be the Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner, it comes out really black within the first stroke, where some eyeliners don't. This one comes in at only £2.99 which is such a bargain. The application 'brush' if you like is thin and keeps it's shape and it lasts for ages.

The Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner (£6.00), is another fave of mine for the simple reason that the goes on really smoothly. I love how it's just like a pen and it's easy to hold. Unlike the Collection eyeliner, this one doesn't come out as dark and will need a few coats depending on how you want it to look.  When it comes to lining my waterline, I always tend to go for the MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner which you can get for a mere £1 (?!?!?!). Although this goes blunt quite quickly and the packaging gets quite messy, the colour is very opaque and it glides on so easily.

Another one that I always sway towards is the NYC High Definition Eyeliner (£3.09), which unfortunately I can't find anywhere now except for Amazon. Again, the thing I love about it is the same reason as the Supercat, it's so easy to hold and it's just like holding a pen. Lastly, is this pot of Seventeen Gel Liner (£3.99), the link isn't the same one as to what I have (as it came as part of a gift set) but is very similar! Although the gel liners aren't my favourite type of eyeliners to apply, this one comes out easily and is so dark.

So there are my favourite eyeliners, what are yours?

9 October 2015

TOP 5: FALL NAIL COLOURS





You know Fall has arrived when darker shades of nail polishes start making an appearance on everyones blogs and to be honest, I can't blame them. The arrival of the colder seasons has made me feel really excited for Halloween, Bonfire Night and most importantly, Christmas. The shades which I've chosen will, no doubt, make you fall in love with Autumn even more. When Fall arrives, I just can't help but adore the colours used for clothes such as mustard yellow and khaki. The same goes for Makeup and nail polishes with their burnt oranges, plums and deep reds.

First up I've chosen Maybelline Superstay Forever Strong in Really Rose (£4.49), this one comes out like a rich red after just one coat. When it comes to Autumn, I feel like classic reds are a must, they're so understated. Next is my favourite brand when it comes to nail polish, Barry M. Barry M have so many beautiful shades and they last a good long while. This particular shade is Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Chilli (£3.99) which is a pretty dark burnt orange. I simply love the Gelly range from Barry M as the finish is super glossy.

Fall nail colours wouldn't be the same without a purple, this one is so shimmery and beautiful it always reminds me of Autumn and Halloween! This shade is unfortunately hard to find these days but I've managed to find a website that stocks it! It's called Vivid Purple (£2.95) and it one of my favourite shades. Next is another deep red, Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Nails (£6.99) is a beautiful dark red which dries so quick, which is perfect for a impatient nail painter like me! Lastly is another red from Barry M in Red Wine (£2.99), which is a tad brighter than the others but a beautiful shade none the less. What I love about Barry M is the way it glides onto the nails, and lasts for agesss.

What are your favourite fall nail polish shades?

29 September 2015

ROME PHOTO DIARY


Last week I got back from Rome after visiting the amazing city with Jade. We had an absolutely amazing time and the food was incredible. Today I decided to put up a post with only a tiny percentage of the photos I took (there are still quite a few in this post fyi - sorry #notsorry) but I love reading these type of posts and heres hoping you do too.

As I said the food was amazing, their pastries were delicious and I'm now officially in love with risotto. Aside from this the buildings were beautiful too. We went for three days and although I loved every minute, those three days were enough.

Anyway, enough of my waffling. Enjoy the photos!























Getting a little depressed going through all these again, not gonna lie! Until next time, Italy!

10 September 2015

MY NIGHTTIME ROUTINE


I never used to be one to go out my way for a skincare routine but these products have changed that. I'm always seeing people discussing their skincare routines on their blogs and their skin always looks amazing so I decided to give it a go myself. I've tried many a product and nothing could change my patchy looking oily skin, but since working with these products, I think that's about to change...


Olay Anti-Wrinkle Pro Vital Night Cream (£9.99) is also something which I use every night. I know I'm only young and I may not need an anti-wrinkle cream now, but this is not only what it is for. It also buffs the skin to make it look more balanced and less oily.


First up is this Garnier Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash (£2.65), I usually get bad blackheads (eugh) around my T-Zone and since I've started using this, I have noticed a considerable difference. This product is more for those who suffer with oily skin (-and boy do I), and works to unclog pores and reduce that oily looking shine so you have a dewy glow as opposed to looking like a melting waxwork.


This is my holy grail of skincare. I use it everyday without fail and it helps to balance my skin, reduce spot size and purifies the skin. As I have an oily skin issue, Garnier Spot Purifying Toner (£4.99) is actually helpful in mattifying the skin and it really makes your skin feel more fresh and clean after use.

So, that's my night time routine, what skincare products do you use?