Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Autumn Tag

I absolutely love autumn; It is by far one of my favourite times of the year! It is the perfect weather for wearing cozy jumpers and drinking far too much hot chocolate! When Carly from Sundays Grace tagged me in this I was over the moon! So thank you for tagging me Carly! Anyway, without further ado lets start the tag!

1. What is your favourite thing about Autumn?
As I've already said, the cozy jumpers and drinking way too much hot chocolate! But I do also love the fashion in Autumn, jumpers, boots, scarfs and the deep wine/burgundy colours! Oh that and conker picking, am I the only one that used to do that?

2. What is your favourite drink?
Hot chocolate, duh!

3. Favorite scent/candle?
Vanilla! Any sort of warm, musky vanilla scent is my favourite for Autumn! I really want to get Vanilla Satin by Yankee Candle for my bedroom this year, it smells heavenly!

4. Best lipstick?
Currently my favourite is the Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie for Autumn! But I really want to get my hands on Mac Syrup which I've heard is a gorgeous colour for Autumn!

5. What's your go to moisturiser?
To be honest I don't really change my moisturiser, the one I'm currently using the L'Oreal Triple Active Fresh moisturiser and it's kept my dry skin at bay. So that is my current go to!

6. Go to colors for the eyes? 
I usually wear light brown neutrals colours on my lids, but for Autumn I like to wear a taupe brown or just darker browns. I love the MUA Heaven and Earth palette or the Rimmel Scandleyes Eye Paint in Rich Russet for creating these looks!

7. What's your favourite music or band/singer to listen to?
I don't really listen to a certain type of music around a certain time of year but I do like acoustic stuff like Ed Sheeran or Boyce Avenue. I'm also really obsessed with Selena Gomez' new album Stars Dance (isn't acoustic but it's pretty damn good!).

8. What's your favourite outfit to wear (i.e. boots & a scarf combo)?
I love a burgundy skater skirt with patterned tights and a cute pair of ankle boots! I also love a pair of disco pants and a good scarf/snood too! I've been wearing this scarf a lot recently! 

9. Autumn treat? 
Apple crumble, mmm!

10. What's your favourite place to be? 
I like being a home mostly in the colder months, but saying that I do like sitting out on a field or in the garden with my friends/family on an Autumn evening with a fire going or something!

That's the end of the tag! Here are the people that I tag:
Vanessa from citronandguavaberry
InĂªs from inespaul
Madeline from itsamadsmadsworld
Jenn from abeautifulzen
Ferdie from ferdies-place

I hope you enjoyed this post and please link me if you did this tag, I'd love to read it!


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The Everyday Lipstick

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick - #08

When it comes to lipsticks, I'm defiantly not one to wear a bright colours or a red lip all the time purely because I can't be bothered to fuss over applying and making it look perfect. I've recently found myself gravitating towards this for just a clean, everyday look.

This is the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 08 (wish they had names!) and it is my perfect "my lips but better" (hate that phase) shade. It is sort of rosey pink shade which just evens out my lips and leaves a gorgeous demi-matte finish to the lips. Perfect for carrying around for college, work or just popping to the shops!

What I love most about this lipstick is the formula, it is a super creamy and pigmented. One swipe of this and my lips are done! It is so easy for me to apply this on the go, whether it be in the car or before lesson (no mirror needed, yay!). Sometimes I use a Real Techniques Accent brush and pat it on my lips, for a sheer wash of colour.

It doesn't settle in the lines of my lips and glides over any little dry patches like a dream! It doesn't dry out my lips either, which is great because most lipsticks dry out my lips very quickly.

Only problem I have with this is that it doesn't last for very long which sucks but I'm not complaining as I normally have to reapply my lipstick throughout the day anyway!

What's your go to lipstick? Let me know!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Wishlist #2

Autumn/Fall is by far my favourite time of the year and I thought I'd show the 5 things I'm wanting to get my mitts on this Autumn!

To my surprise I don't own a pair for dark blue denim jeans! So I've been on the hunt for a good pair and these ones from H&M seem to fit the bill. I think just a dark pair of jeans are just nice for Autumn to pair with a nice flow-y top and a jacket!

2. Light Brown Suedette Lace Up Desert Boots from New Look (£19.99)
I think ankle boots or just boots in general are great for Autumn and I adore these ones! On the back they have a gorgeous aztec print and I like the little heel too! I think these would look nice with the dark blue jeans!

3. Black Ribbed Disco Pants from New Look (£19.99)
Have you noticed that everything is £19.99 so far?! Anyway, I've wanted a pair for disco pants for a long time now and I think these ones will be nice to start out in as they aren't too shiny (not sure if I'm ready for really shiny disco pants!) I think it's nice alternative to leggings, which I seem to be living in recently!

4. Nude Pallete by Zoeva (£15.94/€18.95)
I saw Lily from whatihearttoday talk about this palette and I've been lusting over ever since! All the shadows in this palette are matte which sometimes I prefer over a shimmery shadows. It is so versatile and you can create any neutral look you want!

My skin gets extremely dull in Autumn because of the changing my weather etc so I love a good highlighter! Over the summer I've been using a Bobbi Brown highlighter but it has hit pan, soon to run out in about a month and since I've heard so many good things about this product, there is no doubt that I will be getting my hands on it this Autumn.

What is on your wishlist this Autumn? Let me know!


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Gosh Velvet Touch Foundation Primer Classic

Gosh Velvet Touch Foundation Primer (Classic) - £12.99

Ages ago, I was on the hunt for a good foundation primer and after doing some research it seems clear that this was a pretty great high street primer. I used it a few times and then it went into the back of my make up collection. But recently, I rediscovered it and have been using it pretty frequency! Unfortunately you can't purchase this online but it is still available in Superdrug for around £8 to £13! Although, there is also a cream version if this which is avaliable online. (weird!)

This primer really does live up to its 'velvet touch claim', it leaves my skin feeling amazingly silky soft and supple making any base products glide on like a dream!

It claims to fill in fine lines and deep pores leaving the skin feeling soft, uniform and matte. I wouldn't agree with all those claims as it doesn't fill in those fine lines as well I thought it would and it gives more of a semi matte finish than fully matte but, it does reduce the size of my pores greatly and does keep my skin feeling soft. It has no claim that it keeps your foundation on longer but I do notice my foundation looks 'fresher' for longer compared to when I don't use it (not by much though!)

The primer has a gel consistency which is nice as it doesn't feel heavy on the skin; it feels very lightweight. The gel is clear so you aren't left with any residue after applying. To apply I use either my fingers to or just use my RT stippling brush!

It has a handy pump which I like, but there is no way you need a whole pump of this stuff! About half a pump covers my face with ease anymore than one pump and it would feel a bit too greasy on the skin.

I think this would be great for all skin types especially normal to dry. Overall I think it a pretty good primer if you suffer with big pores and find it hard to blend out certain foundations! Not sure if I will repurchase though!

What are your favourite primers? Have you tried this primer? Let me know!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

August Favourites

I honestly can't believe how quickly August has flown by! Where did the summer go? But I'm looking forward to Autumn, who doesn't love hot chocolate, jumpers and crunchy leaves haha?! Anyway, these are the products I've been loving over August:

Bit of weird one to have in your favourites, but I thought I'd start with the weirdest one first! Over August I had some seriously dry and irritated eye lids and this just cleared it complete in just a few days! It's not greasy or heavy and sinks into the skin quickly so you can put it on before your make up and not have to wait etc. It says it can relieve the skin of eczema, chapped skin, sunburn and nappy soreness so it's pretty handy if you ask me!

This is always a favourite for me but in August my skin had some dry patches but this just buffed all that nasty dead skin off and felt my skin feel so smooth and it just kept my dry skin at bay! It smells amazing and the texture of the product is amazing too, it's just like rubbing "creamy sand" (what) on your face. It's even good for those with sensitive skin and it doesn't leave you face looking red and feeling raw! 

Again with the dry skin, my lips have been suffering with the dryness too! This has come in handy to just swipe over the lips when I'm out and about or just generally during the day as it's not too thick but it still gets the job done. It sinks in quickly and leaves my lips feeling moisturised and plump!

I picked this up in boots sort of out of impulse but I don't regret it! It's a gorgeous purpley red shade and is amazingly pigmented (swatches here). It doesn't dry out my lips and glides on really smoothly! I think it will be a nice colour for Autumn too.

I've been loving full lashes and this mascara is amazing at giving volume, separating my lashes and giving a natural look without making them feel brittle and look clumpy! Full review here!  

I've been pretty lazy when it comes to eye shadow so, this has just been really easy to apply and blend out to create a nice bronze-y taupe colour over the lid. It hasn't dried out my eyes and it stays put all day! Full review here!

That's all the beauty products I've loved over August, what have you been loving? Let me know!

P.s I'm thinking of changing my blog URL as I'm not really a lifestyle blog, any suggestions? Do you think I should change it? 

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