Monday, 1 September 2014

What's on my face #17: Vivid Violet eyes

 Avon True Colour palette in Vivid Violet; Avon Super-shock gel eye liner;
Avon Super-shock mascara.

I thought I'd do a post on this set I got for my birthday - perfect excuse to try it out for a what's on my face post! The palette has four True Colour eye shadows in it; a silver, matte lilac, medium purple with a subtle shimmer and a shimmery navy. They all contrast and compliment each other really well to create some very pretty looks! They are soft and pigmented, blending into each other really easily. The set also came with a black Super-shock eye liner. I think I may be in love with this formula! It's gel in pencil form and glides on effortlessly, creating an opaque black line. The Super-shock mascara is also brilliant with a big chunky plastic brush to coat all the lashes and create length and volume. 

I love adding a little bit of colour into my make up now and again, and a deep navy is a great way to do this subtly. I patted the silver eye shadow all over my eye lid then blended the navy into the crease and outer corner. I used the darker purple to add a little tint over the top. I finished off with eye liner and mascara and a nude lip from Rimmel (Coral Britannia). 

Do you enjoy injecting colour into your smokey eye? 

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stains

 Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stains in 035 Miami Fever & 015 Barcelona Nights,
£7.99 each.

I love a shiny new lip product. I love it even more when it's a shiny new lip product that silently slips onto the high street and lives up to the buzz. Revlon recently released their new ColorStay Moisture Stains in twelve irresistible shades from a nude pink to a deep berry. A brilliant hybrid of lipstick, stain and gloss these should definitely be at the top of your list at the moment...

Miami Fever
Barcelona Nights

These have quite an odd texture - they are thicker than a lip gloss but create a very glassy high shine finish. They are quite creamy and pigmented enough to give an opaque swipe of colour. I picked up Miami Fever which is an orange-red and Barcelona Nights which is a gorgeous fuschia pink. Both colours give a lot of pay off and I love how slick they look on the lips. These are BOLD. The shine lasts about an hour but it leaves a nice stain behind that's quite true to the original colour. I'm very tempted to pick up a few more of these because they really are lovely and don't dry the lips out at all. (These are currently on 2 for £10, so now is the time to grab them!)

Another winner from the high street. You're welcome.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Floral co-ords

I've been searching for my perfect co-ord set for a long time. And I finally found it, thank you H&M. At £12.99 a piece, this is the perfect price and print. I was after a short set, but I love how this actually looks with a skirt. Plus, I feel like I'd wear the skirt on it's own too. (Hey, I basically just bought three outfits, right?) It looks awesome styled with strappy sandals but will look equally dressed down with converse and a biker jacket. 

Having a very mad last week at work before I pop away with Harry for a week. I'm having a filling this morning (ew) which I'm not looking forward to, and then I'm going to the cinema to fully exploit my friends unlimited card and my Orange Wednesday code - free cinema trips = student dream. I don't really know where summer's gone - this is in terms of both time and weather!? Hell, it's got cold. And I'm not a fan of the rain right now either... However, I am already excited to crack out my ankle boots and jumpers! 

Just want to also thank everyone who shared and read my Student Survival Guide - it's had so many views and I'm feeling a lil' shaky at the number (four digits!!!!!!) Lot's of lovin'. 

Hope you're all having a lovely week!! XO

Monday, 25 August 2014

Collective August Haul

There's been quite few new additions to my wardrobe this month, so I thought I'd put together some of the things I picked up. It's a very odd time of year to shop - I still feel like I should be buying summer clothes but although I hate to say it, summer seems to slipping away fast and the stores are putting out AW pieces! I really love a lot of the trends at the moment and there's some seriously good stuff out there right now so grab it before it goes! 
Fluffy Jumper £10; Shorts £10; Knitted Kimono £14; Minion Socks £2.50; Printed Top £18

First up, Primark. I didn't find a lot in there but I'm so pleased with the things I did find! I feel a little bit bad abut buying a fluffy jumper in August but I loved the baby blue colour so much and it was the last one in my size! The kimono is a thing knit too which I love. It will look so good with a black long sleeved polo neck. The shorts are rather funky - they remind me of lightning. These will look great paired with tights and the fluffy jumper. The grey and green printed top is from Tu @ Sainsbury's. My Mum bought it and didn't like it so gave it to me! The Minion socks are from Primark because why the heck not? 
Matching top & skirt £12.99 each; Coral Jumper £12.99; Floral Jumper £12.99

H&M have some amazing things in right now. I was like a child in a sweet shop... or a fashion blogger in a clothes shop!? I picked out this co-ord set straight away. SO perfect. I've been searching for my perfect co-ord for so long, and this ticks all the boxes. I love the print and the fit of everything! I also picked up two thin knit jumpers. I loved the colour of the coral one and the design on the back (it kind of scoops low) and I thought the print on the other one was really pretty! Very easy to dress up or down. 

I've also added two pairs of shoes to my collection... My white Converse had reached the end of their acceptable levels of appearance and so I got a new pair. These are actually leather as opposed to canvas and you can't tell the difference! I feel like they'll be a bit more sturdy for winter and maybe last longer!? The second pair are from Clarks and they are the cutest thing. They aren't everyone's cup of tea but they look so good on! Very comfy too. Le geek, c'est chic. 
Tangle Teezer £10.99; Dr Bronners Magic Liquid Soap £3.99; Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stains £7.99 each (currently on 2 for £10 in Boots!)

Finally a few little bits from Boots and TK Maxx! A new Tangle Teezer from Boots because my old one was a bit manky after three years.. (how long are you meant to use hair brushes for..!?) and then two of the new Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stains in Barcelona Nights (a raspberry pink) and Miami Fever (a orange-red). So far I LOVE them and should be posting a full review soon! I also picked up a bottle of Dr. Bronners Magic Liquid soap from TK Maxx. It was £3.99 a bottle and I've heard so many good things I thought I'd give it a whirl. I got the tea tree one because I wanted it mainly to clean up my make up brushes (which it does wonderfully!) 

Have you picked up anything scrummy recently?

Saturday, 23 August 2014


A short and sweet extra post this week, for a very important cause! Keep reading... The #NoMakeUpSelfie campaign in aid of Breast Cancer raised a huge amount of money towards life-saving research into the deadly disease. Breast Cancer is responsible for 1,000 deaths every month in the UK and as much help is possible.

You may have noticed a new trend on social media recently called #2Fingers2BreastCancer all you need to do is to tweet a photo of yourself similar to the ones above with the caption:

"I’m giving #2Fingers2BreastCancer for @BreakthroughBC. Paint, pose, pass it on and txt NAILS to 70660 to give £2." 

I hope you'll get on board with this campaign, as Breast Cancer has an impact - directly or indirectly - on any body! This is for the boys too - You only have to paint two fingers pink ;) Look out for my #2Fingers2BreastCancer selfie for the cause on my social media channels this week!