Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Top Ten High End Beauty Picks | Collab w/ WILDFLOWERMAKEUP




Today I've paired up with a new fellow blogger friend - Daisy Watkins - to give you all a taste of my top ten high end makeup products and Daisy's top ten drugstore makeup products. Her links will be at the bottom of the post so do NOT forget to check her blog out. Let's take it away..just incase this post becomes too long!


Estee Laude Bronze Goddess ~ A wonderful warm-toned bronzer, perfect for all skin types, with a powder formula that is just as pigmented as any cream based one. It can be very easy to go overboard with bronzing/contouring so the easy-to-build pigmentation of the product fits the job! Not only is this featured in my top ten, it is my number one bronzer, a staple in my collection and I'm sure it will be for a long time! A swipe of this and you're a glowing 'goddess' - the tiny golden glitters running throughout make this great for the coming Summer months!

Mac Studio Fix Fluid (NC15) ~ For those who love a good ol' full coverage foundation, then this one is for you also. Mac's Studio Fix Fluid will leave your skin looking completely flawless with no redness or blemishes in sight. However, I would be careful not to over apply the product as it can become cakey looking on the face. Overall, this product leaves you with a sleek satin finish base.

Mac Woodwinked ~ Hands down the best eyeshadow that has worked for me in my life. Woodwinked would look great on anyone as the gold glitter and olive undertones can ultimately accentuate any eye colour. Due to the varying colours within the shadow, the final effect on the lid looks incredible - a definite must-have in my opinion.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed ~ This is a fabulous Summer-compact holding a coral blush, warm bronzer and a peachy champagne highlight. An amazing palette that has 3 products in 1 for a price of just £22.50 - insane if you ask me, considering just a single highend face product costs the same amount as this. Urban Decay is a brand to look out for - especially the entire NAKED collection.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ~ This has been a new addition to my collection in the last week and I have fallen head over heels for it. It is the best concealer I've ever used - the soft, creamy formula makes the product blendable as well as feeling expensive on the face. Personally, I've loved using this concealer under my eyes to cover my horrific under eye circles or 'bags', brightening the centre of my face and highlighting specific areas that I wish to define.

Benefit Porefessional ~ Lightweight, silkiness and lasting power of products on top are things that I look for in my idyllic primer. Benefit's Porefessional covers my three main criteria as well as extending its fabulousness to minimize the appearance of pores. I don't have a huge issues with my pores but this just helps to even out my skin before applying a base; not forgeting the silky finish it leaves on your face.

Mac Fleur Power ~ For a pop of pink for Summer 2015, you have nothing better to rely on than Mac's gorgeous Fleur Power. This powder blush leaves the apples of your cheeks rosy and pink. Also, the colour is great for all year round - I would layer it up in Winter to give that realistic cold feeling but more subtely in summer, giving a sweet, girly sense. 

Bobbi Brown Mascara ~ I've owned this sample size for a couple of months and have utterly fallen in love with it - so much as I'm 100% purchasing the full size. I've only ever tried out samples of highend mascaras as I'm a bit tentative to spend a lot on something that expires quickly/runs out fast. However, I have found to be exceedingly suprised with this one due to its ability to separate, lengthen and thicken my lashes - not forgetting how long wearing it is.



Chanel Coco Rouge Shine Satisfaction ~ I've talked about this bad boy enough so go and check it out in another post if you want to see it up close and personal. Satisfaction has to be the world's perfect nude lipstick, a great lasting power and a silky, luxurious feel to the lips. With a visually crazy price of £25 for a lipstick, you are not wasting your money! 


Mac Rebel ~ Another of my favourite lipsticks that I've mentioned 100s of times. This lipstick is my go-to dark lip; an intense dark purple - another product that suits absolutely anyone. The only thing to look out for is the insane staying power - so much as it leaves your lips stained for a while...


If all of my options are a bit too pricey for your eye or are looking for a dupe that doesn't cost quite as much, definitely check out Daisy's post by clicking HERE! Don't forget to check out her instagram account too - @wildflowermakeup. I've loved working with her and she is a fab girl <3

Love

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Styling Dungarees // Under £20!!








Dungarees have become a ongoing trend over the past few summers, with celebs and teens styling them in many a way - from long to short and denim to patterened. Bandeaus with short denim dungarees are my go-to this summer and today's post is here to inform all of my lovely viewers on how to achieve this cute but cool look for under £20!

As Primark do not have an online shop, I've managed to find some cheap deals on Amazon, where the items listed below are very similar to my outfit above :-)
Dungarees - £9 (similar here)
Bandeau - £4 (similar here)
Shoes - £3 
Sunglasses - £3 (similar here)

The outfit above all came from Primark. I know a lot of people don't go to Primark due to many being unorganised and looking like a junk sale but hear me out... go and hit the large Primark outlets! They are insane, HUGE and 100% better than a small highstreet shop. You can find lots of amazing bits and bobs - clothes, accessories, homeware, lingerie, you name it! Each part of the outfit was very inexpensive but hold amazing quality. The shoes and sunglasses being a highlight of mine - both very different from my usual style but loved pairing them with the outfit nonetheless. 

Thank you all for reading and I will talk soon x

Love

p.s This post isn't sponsored - I just love Primark and wanted to express my love for the hargains you can all get your hands on!!

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Pink // Worldwide Rainbow Outfits


Outfit  ~ Evening






Good evening all, I have a special little post today that involves 14 other lovely girls. We all got in contact by the wonderful Myah Skeete (www.myahrebbecasblog.wordpress.com) and have brought to you a collab which involves copious outfit colours. I got lucky with the colour pink - if you do not wear pink, no fear, scroll to the bottom of this post and click on one of my fellow collabers who happens to be styling your desired colour choice. Some of us have even included a few beauty bits and bobs related to the outfit/colour too!

My outfit is what I would call, 'evening-appropriate'. A gorgeous tight-clung, long-sleeved bodycon dress, perfect for summer because of the girly pastel pink shade. I paired the dress with nude suede shoes (LOL) and a nude, gold chained clutch bag. Personally, I'd wear this to a summer party; the bag is ideal due to it being lightweight and compact, which helps limit myself, and probably many of you, to carrying only the night's essentials (lipstick, powder, phone etc).

Dress - Select (£14.99)
Shoes - Next (£22.99)
Bag - New Look (£14.99)
Lipstick - Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive (£7.99)

 I find pink-toned blushes, eyeshadows and lips can really enhance the outfit. Here are a few makeup options that can add an extra little pink sparkle to your look: -





~~ LIPS - Mac Lovelorn - YSL 01 - Urban Decay Liar - Bobbi Brown Rose Blossom - Revlon Elusive - NYX Audrey - Tanya Burr Aurora - BLUSHES - Mac Fleur Power - Too Faced Sweethearts - Bourjois Jasper Rose - Benefit Rockateur - EYESHADOW - Urban Decay Naked3 - Bobbi Brown Pink Opal - Benefit RSVP - L'Oreal Naughty Strawberry - NAIL POLISH - Barry M ~ Mediterranean, Grapefruit, Pink Iridescent ~~

Don't forget to click on all of the girls blogs below, you won't regret it!!

Fellow Bloggers 

Myah Skeete - Brown - www.myahrebeccasblog.wordpress.com

Claire Ellison - Royal Blue - www.palmtreesandtaxis.weebly.com

Holly Banfield - Black - www.hollysbeautysecrets.blogspot.com

Katie Louise - White&Grey - www.katiecblogs.blogspot.com


Yasmin Elle Banks - Monochrome - www.yas-elle.blogspot.co.uk

Frances Bates - Pastel Blue - www.royallyrouge.blogspot.com

Annabel - Lime Green - www.frankiesandgeorge.com

Ellie Colgate - Deep Red/Burgundy - thelifeandbooksofmissbackwards.wordpress.com

Hima - Army Green - www.myramblingheart.com

Maddie Browne - Retro Orange - loafersandlattes.blogspot.co.uk


Abi - Hot Pink - ladyhunter.co.uk 

Brittany - Maroon - brittanyfenton.blogspot.com

Thanks for reading <3

Love 

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Everyday Natural Makeup Starter Kit




 Products:
~ 'C' Makeup Bag - Primark
~ Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light
~ Maybelline Anti Age Rewind Concealer - Light
~ Too Faced Sweethearts Blush 
~ Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil - Dark Brown
~ Revlon Lash Potion
~ Mac Prolongwear Paint Pot - Bare Study
~ Benefit Posie Balm

You know them days when you can't be bothered to cake your face in endless pretty products?? Yeah, I get them days. So..here are a few handy little products, both highend and drugstore, for those days when you're feeling that little bit lazy!

Personally, I would opt for a BB cream when I'm not going full frontal with my makeup; this gives a slight coverage, evens out my skin colours and makes me feel a lot more confident than leaving the house with no facial makeup at all. Although, if you do feel comfortable with your natural skin, then you could just pop a bit of concealer (the Maybelline one mentioned above is incredible) under your eyes/over blemishes and you're good to go! Finally, facewise, you could add a subtle warmness to your cheeks by applying pinky-toned blush - I love this one from two faces, the little shimmers are perfect for a natural glow.

Moving on to eyes, I will go very minimal with days like this. However, I cannot go anywhere without my brows filled in (comment below if you have really sparse eyebrows like me and know the struggle:(!) With a few strokes of the inexpensive Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil your brows will be looking on fleek (I'm sorry) in no time. If I want to balance the tones on my eyelids, I will just pat a small amount of the beautiful champagne coloured paint pot from Mac in Bare Study. Lastly, I will apply a single coat of the Revlon Lash Potion for a bit of volume and length on my lashes.

Last but not least, is lips - and 100% I will always go for lipbalms on natural makeup days. I love the small 'eos'-liked balms from Boots called Balmis or for a wash of colour, I will go for Posie Balm above ^. The colour is so flattering with simple face makeup and it totally completes the look.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and I will see you all soon.

Love