Holiday Beauty | Face Masks

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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.

Makeup Bag | Weekend Away | Video

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Hi guys! Take a peek inside my makeup travel essentials with me. I show you the lightest way to pack with the most options for taking you from day time fun in the sun to rocking an evening look on the town.

What I Ate | Barbican

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Face of the Day | Barbican

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.

Dear Bloggers

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

GRWM Everyday Summer Look | Video

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).

Charcoal for Beauty

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Charcoal is well known to be highly beneficial for filtering toxins from the body and restoring balance within internal organs. It's often taken in supplement form, but I've been experimenting over the past few months with using it externally. Because it adsorbs toxins and impurities, I figured it

Pretty in Pink

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).

Pop It Like It's Hot

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?

Wax Lyrical

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.

Bobby Pin Tricks

Monday, 7 July 2014

We've all got 'em (although the need to keep restocking is insane... am I right?) but too many of us are not using them to their full effect. Here are three tips that will give your bobby pin tale a much happier ending:

Sexy Library

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

Heaven Scent

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

Summer Holiday Essentials

Friday, 4 July 2014

Aside from the obvious toothbrush, cleanser, and clean knickers, here are some of my holiday essentials for summer holidays:

Holiday Packing

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

June Favourites 2014 | Video

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Summer is a time when most of us are feeling a little bolder about trying out new colours, styles, and products. I've been no exception. And here is what has come out on top in the form of my monthly favourites:    

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