Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish In Soft And Gentle Review

Hi guys! MAC Soft & Gentle gets A LOT of hype and I'm sure I'm not the only one who wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I'm a sucker for a good highlighter and I'm always looking for the perfect one. I definitely prefer powder highlights so I was pretty sure Soft & Gentle was going to be a product I would get a lot of use out of.

There's nothing I hate more in a product than big chunks of glitter but that is not what you get at all with this product. It gives a nice glow to the skin, remaining reasonably subtle and perfect for pale skin since there's not too much gold or bronze in it. I tend to apply a little bit to the tops of my cheekbones and my cupid's bow to highlight those areas.

Not the best swatch in the world but it was the best I could get! I've been using this every single day in preference to other highlights by the likes of Benefit and YSL.

I tried to keep this short and sweet as I'm sure you've all heard about it before but I wanted to get this up in a post! I won't lie, I didn't plan on writing this post today but I am just SO ill today and these are the only photographs I had to hand. I really hope I get better soon because I feel awful. :(

Anyway, let me know in the comments if you know of any highlighters which are better than Soft & Gentle or just what your favourite highlighting product is!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

OOTD: WalG Jumpsuit and cleated soles

Hi guys! So I've just moved house so I'm afraid my pictures don't have the usual scenery! So little time to blog but somehow I've managed to get this one up! 

I was sent this absolutely beautiful jumpsuit* by WalG and I fell in love as soon as it arrive. I don't have any jumpsuits so I felt I really needed at least one in my wardrobe! I'm still holding out for somebody to make an exact version of that Topshop jumpsuit / dungarees that Eleanor Calder wore once, but until then I think I can fill the void with other jumpsuits! This particular one is strapless but because it's elasticated at the top it stays up even over my tiny boobs. It's also a really soft material so it's so comfortable to wear.

I decided to style it with these beautiful black cleated sole shoes by Bebo. I won't lie to you, I got these in clearance from T. K. Maxx for £3. THREE ACTUAL POUNDS. I died when I saw the price tag, I truly did. The shoes are SO comfortable as well. The only problem is they fact they have no back makes them slightly awkward to walk in but it's not too bad. I also bought them in pink and white because £3.

I'm also wearing a necklace from Past Times in the picture. It reminds me a bit of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones and other things of that nature.

And that was all I wore! I hope you like this OOTD because I do.

This weekend I'm going to Reading festival (yay!) so won't be able to post until Monday! So happy I get to go to reading because I was also able to go to V Festival a couple of days ago thanks to Magnitone and it was amazing but I know I'm going to love Reading even more since I'm camping there too! Hopefully now that my phone is fixed I can get some pictures of Reading whereas I wasn't able to with V Festival :(

You should expect a post on Magnitone soon when I return, as well as a load of others I've got lined up which I honestly can't wait to write!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

July Favourites

Hi guys! Okay so this July favourites is so late it's almost not okay to put it up! Honestly I thought it was still the beginning of August! I've had such a busy few weeks that it's just all flown by. I can tell you that I'll have a few exciting and more beauty-related posts up soon which I'm sure you'll be interested to read! (I hope so anyway...)

My favourites have transformed since July already but I've only included the things I know I was loving in July and not August. I think August's favourites are going to be quite different.

The first favourite is a body spray by Victoria's Secret called Pure Seduction. I bought this while I was in America and I've basically worn it every day since. I also wear the other two I bought (Mango Temptation and Love Spell) and honestly I can't decide which I like best of the three. I can't really describe the scents but they are very sweet and sort of citrusy and floral at the same time. Three of them cost me $25 and for such a large bottle that is a bargain really.

This seems to be having quite the America haul theme as I've also been loving my Garden Strawberry candle from Bath & Body works. I haven't even burned it yet, I just leave it open in my room and I can smell it. I'm afraid to burn it because then it'll be gone forever! It literally just smells like an actual strawberry and it's gorgeous.

My actual favourite of the month, like probably my number one, is Mac's Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle which, again, I purchased in America. I may do a full review on it soon but I just love how fine the shimmer in it is and I've been wearing it every day.

A surprising favourite for me has been this Essence lipgloss* which I reviewed here. I'm so in love with the taste, texture and colour, honestly it's my perfect lipgloss. I tend to wear this over the top of a pale pink lipstick rather than on its own since I just love the shine it gives.

The Real Techniques base shadow brush has completely been my pick for a fluffy brush this month. I've been using it to blend my eyeshadow out rather than to apply the shadow and it's been working really nicely for me - much better than the brush I was using before!

I have been using the Too Faced LashGASM mascara every day over the top of my Revlon Lash Potion. At first I wasn't a fan of this mascara because of its plastic wand and I didn't find it gave me the volume I wanted but actually over the top of another mascara I've just been loving it to give that extra length.

As far as fashion favourites go, I've been wearing midi rings pretty much every day. A simple favourite but definitely a favourite. The two pictured are from Primark and it was about £1.50 for a pack of three so I reckon Primark is the place to be for midi rings, and probably Topshop as well since their jewellery is amazing as I stated in a previous post.

And that is it for my favourites of the month! I found it quite hard to narrow it down to a few products but I'd say these are definitely my most favourite products. I hope you enjoyed this post & have a wonderful day! Don't forget to let me know your opinions on any of the products in the comments<3

Sunday, 10 August 2014

2014 Boohoo Events Calendar

Hi guys! So I've mentioned Boohoo many times before either on here or on Instagram since I've got a fair few items from them and I often wear them, especially that lime top you'll find featured multiple times on my Instagram. The other day I was contacted by them and sent an events calendar for this year, which I thought was really useful. It's nice to have it all in one place if you're interested in fashion which I assume you are if you're reading this right now!

It is a little hard to read due to the setting on my blog but if you right click > open in new tab you can see a larger, easier to read version. I'm really excited for London Fashion Week and The Clothes Show Live. I've been to The Clothes Show once before and I remember it being amazing. There's such a mix of clothes and beauty there and a fair few bargains, so hopefully I'll be attending this year! If I do, I might get up a vlog on my youtube channel and, of course, the hauls which are sure to follow.

Let me know if you're going to attend any of these events or which ones you'd be interested in attending!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Haul: Topshop Sale Jewellery

Hi guys! I bought a few items from Missguided recently which I haven't done a post on but I have talked about them in this youtube video and that led me to feeling that I needed some jewellery to go with the dresses I bought. I'd recommend watching the video for better images of the items and also more detail but here's a little summary for you!

Eagle necklace: £5.50

Choker: came in a pack of 3 for £8.50

Spoons!: came in a pack of 3 for £8.50

Necklace: came in a pack of 3 for £8.50

Star sign rings: £5.50
Middle finger rings (excluding the midi ring): £2.50 for both