Saturday 27 October 2012

Five Fall Favourites

Although I have been super busy at the moment and crap at posting anything, I thought I would do a quick post on some of my favourite things this Autumn/Fall, whatever you want to call it.
I just picked up a few things that I have been gravitating towards this month, with no particular plan of what kind of things I was going to be writing about.

MAC Sheertone Blush in Breath of Plum
I have been using this blush quite a lot over the last two months or so, because I find it goes with pretty much any make-up look I have going on. It is quite natural looking, and it looks particularly great with a dark lip.

Prada Candy
This is probably going to be a lifelong favourite of mine and I would love to be really accurate at describing smells but I am the worst. TO ME, this smells kind of floral, but warm and pretty sweet at the same time. If you don't like sweet perfumes you will absolutely hate this, but I'm not really into any kind of zesty, zingy smells when it comes to perfume and to me this is perfection.
I am a bit of a Daisy by Marc Jacobs kind of girl but I have been wearing this more at the moment (I feel like I am cheating on my boyfriend).

Ikea Apple & Cinnamon Candle
Am I right in thinking apple & cinnamon is a really Autumnal smell? I am sure a lot of the Diptyque/Neom candle girls out there would be disgusted by my taste in candles, but I absolutely love Ikea candles. They are so cheap and a lot of them smell so, so good. Some of them I am not so keen on, but I love this one and the rose one.

Barry M Nail Paint in Raspberry
This is new to me, old to most. I just think this is a really pretty colour for this time of year, when the leaves are all falling. (Although most of ours have been mushed by premature snow).
PS: I am aware that I should hate this because it is called 'Raspberry'- bleurgh.

The Body Shop Peach Body Butter
I am not a huge fan of The Body Shop body butters just because I used to work there so I kind of got bored of them and all the smells. However, I love the smell of peaches and so this is right up my street. It is so moisturising and I love covering myself in this before getting into bed so my bed smells all delicious too.

Let me know what your favourites are!


Wednesday 24 October 2012

Five Autumn Lip Picks

Autumn kicked in a few ago now so these are the lip products I have been wearing the most. They are all products that are still in store at the moment so if you are in need of a new lip colour, I recommend all five of these.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush
It took me so long to jump on the bandwagon, but I am so glad I finally did! I absolutely love the moisturising formula of these bad boys, although I am not that excited by the colour range (in the UK at least). However, this colour is really gorgeous for Autumn time because AS ALWAYS, berry/cherry/burgundy/etc lips are always 'in' around this time of year and they just go really well with the whole Autumn 'look'. So unoriginal, I know, but this kind of colour just really screams Autumn.

Revlon Colorstay Lipliner in Plum
Another one of those colours, which features quite heavily in this post but what can you do. I thought this would go really well with all the deep red lipsticks I had bought and it matches them all pretty well.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry
I had been on the hunt for this particular shade for quite a while before I finally noticed they were in stock in Boots. I first heard about this through Essiebutton's blog and just thought it was really beautiful. I really love this and it is so satisfying to actually own this after it being on my mind for such a long period of time. (Sad?!)

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 113
A nice orange toned nude lipstick. I don't own a lot of matte lipstick because my lips are so dry but I really liked the peachy tones in this. It's just a really nice nude shade and it's not as drying as I usually find other matte lipsticks.

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107
Another one of those deep red colours (I'm so sorry) but again this one is matte which made it a bit more adventurous for me and I had seen it on other people and thought it was stunning so how could I not?!

Kate Moss 107, Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Crush,
Revlon lipliner in Plum, Revlon Black Cherry, Kate Moss 113.

What are your Autumn lip picks?


Saturday 6 October 2012

Recent Purchases # 2

Hey hey.
There have been quite a lot of student discount deals going on at the moment so I made a few purchases from Urban Outfitters and Topshop because they both had 20% off quite recently.

In my Urban Outfitters order I got the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat nail varnish because I think Chelsea has mentioned this before and I'm a pretty big Chelsea Wears fan so when I saw it on sale I had to get it. I also don't own a top coat so I thought I might as well give one a go.

Price: £10
Sale Price: £5
+ 20% off: £4

I also got these skull cross earrings from Urban Outfitters as well because I love a good skull or two. Always have, always will. I think these are super cute so you know, why not!

Price: £10
Sale Price: £5
+ 20% off: £4

At Topshop I got a couple of eyeliners, in the colours Coal and Saddle (so basically black and brown).
I really like these, they are really creamy eyeliners and glide on really well.
They also don't transfer or smudge throughout the day on me so I like these a lot.

Price: £4
+ 20% off: £3.20

I also got in my Urban Outfitters order this super cute set of brushes from Japonesque, and they are the ones from the Safari range.
They are quite small so I don't know if they are supposed to be travel size or what but they are so soft and pretty and they also come in a little case which is useful.
You get an eyeshadow brush, a powder brush and a blending brush. However I find the eyeshadow brush a bit too big and fluffly for that purpose so I will be using it as a crease brush.

Price: £28
+ 20% off: £22.4

And I think that is all!


Thursday 4 October 2012

Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in Rose Gold

I have read a lot about this product in the past and although people kept saying that pale skinned girls should go for the Iced Gold colour, I went for Rose Gold anyway.
The reason why I did that was because I think I tend to suit warmer toned make-up rather than cooler tones. I am not sure why because I am a pale, blue eyed, blonde girl so I should suit silvery colours but I really don't.


Onto the product itself, it is a cream based product (no kidding) and it is actually a lot more subtle than I thought it was going to be. This is a bit of a bummer for me because I like to go pretty heavy on the highlighter and I find cream products harder to build up. It isn't overly shimmery which is probably why it looks quite subdued. 

The colour is a really pretty warm gold colour and I just put it down the bridge of my nose, above my cheekbones and above my top lip. As I said, it is pretty subtle compared to the powder highlighters I am used to but the colour is really unique and beautiful- and for that reason, I could get used to going down the more subtle road.


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