The scary thing about choosing which beauty things to bring on holiday (particularly if you'll be attending an event) is that you don't know what skin catastrophe is around the corner. What if I breakout / get dehydrated skin / need a brightener or oil control? You just can;t bring everything, so what do you bring to combat it all? Here're my face mask picks for any eventuality.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
I opted for an easy look on my day out in Barbican and kept the tones neutral and the makeup minimal. I lined my eyes with a felt tip liner to give a little definition and kept my base and lips nude. It's super easy and quick to apply so I can spend my day enjoying the sights and sun without fading or touch-ups.
Monday, 21 July 2014
It use to be that keeping a blog was like keeping an online diary... somewhere to store thoughts and ideas without the inhibitions of confiding in another person. With the rise of the blogger readership, however, these personal tributes have become more about saying what people think they should
Thursday, 17 July 2014
So if you like makeup and watching other people put it on their face, here's a video for you! I create my every day summer look in 7 minutes, listing all products used. Enjoy (and don't forget to leave me comments letting me know what you think).
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Monday, 14 July 2014
I'm not usually drawn to pink and have never before owned a pink nail colour but when I saw the Butter London nail polish in Fruit Machine I was sold. It's the perfect pastel pink shade that's neither too blue nor too yellow and looks great on toenails, too (I'm a bit pickier with the colours on my feet).
Saturday, 12 July 2014
As a girl who keeps her hair and makeup pretty neutral, I love to splash on a bit of colour with a bold lip. There's nothing easier to take you from a day to night than applying a bit of lippy and I have been loving the Bourjois Rogue Edition Velvet Lipstick in Ole Flamingo!
It's super easy to apply with the doe-foot applicator and dries matte in seconds. It's a pretty intense colour so there's no smearing it on lightly but you can definitely build the intensity up even more with an added layer or two. My favourite thing about this colour is that it's got blue undertones which really suits my peachy pink completion and makes my teeth look whiter. It does transfer a little (sorry, boys) but because it's matte it has pretty good staying power and you won't need to apply after every bite or sip over dinner or drinks. This colour will look great with most looks but I like to wear it with a very simple eye for minimal effort and maximum effect. The contrast between the neutral eye and undone hair with the statement lip is a sure fave with me.
What's your favourite 'pop of colour' lipstick?
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
When it's time to unwind from the day there's nothing I love more than tying my hair back, slapping on a face mask, and lighting a candle. I love my evening routine and as soon as the sun starts to set the candles come out. I've built up quite the waxy collection and love to fit my scent to my mood.
Sunday, 6 July 2014
I love a good scent (who doesn't?) and reed diffusers are my favourite way to keep my space smelling great, effortlessly. While room sprays only last a short time (and are full of chemicals I just don't want to spread around) and constantly burning candles isn't the most cost-effective, reed diffusers are
Saturday, 5 July 2014
Although I've collected enough perfumes to last me a lifetime, I tend to go though phases of loving and wearing just one for a season at a time. Recently I've been reaching for Prada Milano.
It's mature and musky but still light and summery and has something very unique to it that I just can't
Thursday, 3 July 2014
So I was down in southwest England for a bit of R&R away from the hustle and bustle of busy London life and previous to packing was thinking a fair bit about what to bring. As I'm sure is true for most people, I'm not keen on spending an hour or so planning what I'll be wearing for the next week, especially considering the oh-so-changeable English weather. I've never been one for planning