Saturday, 31 May 2014

May Favourites

Hey Pixies! 

So, this was meant to be an April favourites but hey, I'm late as always so it's turned into a May one! April held my birthday so a couple of the favourites are non beauty and are prezzies that I was kindly given! Enjoy! 

Naked 2 palette 

So my amazing best friends were so kind to club together and buy me the Naked 2 palette for my birthday. I have the other two naked palettes so was really excited to try this! I literally squealed when I opened it!
I'm not going to say too much as I think everyone knows about the Naked palettes by now, but I will say that I think this may be my favourite of all the Nakeds (although I do love Naked3 as it compliments brown eyes really nicely). 

YSL Elle Perfume 

So with some birthday money that I received from relatives I decided to treat myself to a new high end perfume as my Valentina by Valentino has pretty much died (though I refuse to let it go!). After smelling what felt like a million different scents we gave up for the moment and went to ogle the makeup at the YSL counter where the lovely ladies there introduced us to Elle. 
It is a beautiful strong scent, it's fairly heavy but not too much and has a lovely rosy aroma. I got it in Eau de Parfum instead of Toilette which I recommend doing as, although it's slightly more expensive, it lasts all day on the skin without ever needing to reapply, which in the long run is a better investment if you're already splashing out, in my opinion. 
Oh and as with all things YSL, the packaging is just beautiful and perfectly apt for the scent

YSL Touche Eclat 

So while we were at the YSL counter my Mum and I decided to treat ourselves to the iconic Touche Eclat, as neither of us had tried it before. This product is famous for a reason, it's the hallmark of quality, goes on like a dream and truly brightens your eyes. As someone who suffers terribly with dark circles this product is a true life saver! Plus it came in this limited edition leopard print packaging, cool or what?

Alexa Chung - IT 

My sister bought me this book for my birthday, she's always been good with gifts - it's a talent, and this book is no different. As someone who likes fashion who wouldn't want Alexa's book?
It looks gorgeous, the photos in it are stunning. It's tumblr in a book really! And the book itself is a wonderful read, I did it in one 2 hour sitting! I just love her and now I love IT. 

Globe Watch

So, like every other iPhone user over the past few weeks, I have discovered Depop. What an app! I'm in love. My one and only purchase so far has been this gorgeous watch. It's so simple and unique and for the price I couldn't complain in the slightest. It was a mere £7.00 including P&P!! It's not the best quality watch ever made but for £7.00 who cares! It's been a perfect purchase - God bless Depop!

Nose Piercing

So in the Easter holidays I took the plunge and finally decided to get my nose pierced. I've wanted to for far too long but been too much of a wimp to go through with it. But luckily I had my best friend (who's very used to piercings) to coerce me into it - thank you Maddie - I love it! I's weird I honestly couldn't imagine my face without it now.

So there's a few things I've been loving this month! 

Much Love 

Friday, 30 May 2014

Natural Makeup

Hey Pixies!

Now don't get me wrong I am a sucker for thick winged liner or a killer smokey eye but recently I have been preferring to save those dramatic looks for special occasions. Because often when you wear makeup like that everyday, the novelty wears off and it doesn't feel so special anymore. Also with summer just around the corner (although it doesn't seem it) a lighter look, looks and feels so much nicer. 

Products Used 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum/YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation

YSl Touche Eclat /Boujois Healthy Mix Concealer

Soap & Glory Archery 

No7 Lash Impact Intense Volume Control Mascara/Clinique High Impact Mascara

Benefit High Beam/17 highlighter 

Benefit Coralista/Nars Laguna Bronzer

No7 High Shine Lipgloss Rose Pearl 

Those are roughly the products I've been using, I've put quite a lot down, considering the 'minimal makeup' theme, but the '/' mean that I either use one or the other depending on what I'm feeling on the day!

This doesn't mean that I don't still love whacking out the red lip on a night out or a smokey eye at a party, I just feel like lighter makeup is so much better for my skin and it also makes those looks feel like a real treat! 


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

I'm baack!

Hey pixies...

Ok so let's all just take a few minutes to laugh at me - go on I know you want to! My last post was A NEW YEARS post, almost 5 months ago (!) and in which I spoke about not setting resolutions because I never stick to them, how right was I eh? The only resolution I made was to blog more and how well did I keep to that? ...Well let's move on shall we.

So I know no excuse is really good enough but alike the last few years the first half of 2014 has been eventful and not very good for me, but recently I have made a few decisions that are really going to change my life and for the better.

So now that I find myself in a slightly better place personally, lets blog! 

I really have missed this little portion of the internet and the whole beauty community! Alright my bank balance has been better off but my sense of enjoyment has taken a knock without it. 

So as the days are getting longer, the weather's getting warmer and summer seems to be well and truly on the way, I am so excited to start tap tap tapping away at my keyboard once again. Even as I type ideas are whizzing round my mind, so here goes!!

I really hope there are still some of you lovelies left that fancy reading me again! 

Oh and here's a picture of a puppy in nerd glasses, it made me smile so I hope it does you too!

Lots of love always