Sunday, 1 December 2013
1. Sleek Blush in Rose Gold
If there's one place on the highstreet where you can get a really good blusher, it's Sleek. All they're products are superbly pigmented, and the colour range is gorgeous. This is my favourite shade, it gives you a gorgeous pinky glow, and makes you look really healthy. You're accidentally going to be seeing quite a lot of Sleek in this post, I've just been loving their stuff recently.
2. Rimmel Blush in Pink Rose
This shade is really nice, a slightly deeper, richer pink for the colder months. It gives your cheeks a gorgeous colour and helps you look a bit more healthy.
3. Rimmel Blush in Live Pink
This gives a real youthful, perky look to your face, and really helps to wake you up in the morning. As with all the products shown here, it's very pigmented.
Love. This. Palette. The colours are perfect for a nice neutral eye, the packaging is sturdy and it comes with a good size mirror. The shadows are in no way chalky or powdery, and what you see in the palette is what you get on your eye. Immensely pigmented, and it comes with a few shades that are great for your brows.
5. No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream, in Normal/Dry
I really like a light coverage, especially on days where I'm not doing much. I just feel like very heavy foundations break me out and cake up my face, and I don't like how they feel. I don't have the best skin, but I'm not really one to be too insecure. Life's too short, eh? So this BB cream fits the bill perfectly. It comes out of the tube quite grey, but it soon adapts to your skin tone when applied to your face. It just evens out your skin tone and makes your skin look healthier and less dehydrated. It also has SPF 15 and a 5* UVA protection rating. One thing I would say though, it only has a very small colour range. However, it does adapt to your skin on application which may solve the problem. Just try before you buy.
6. Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in 120, Vanilla
This is a nice lightweight foundation, but it does provide more coverage than the BB cream, for those 'bad-skin' days. I blends well, it doesn't cake up and it looks just like skin, which I love. Also, the colour range is great. One thing though, it doesn't have a pump, which makes application a bit messy, but if you can get past that, it's a great foundation.
7. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
This buffs in your foundation to give a flawless, air-brushed finish. It's very soft, too. Not really much to say about this - it's just the perfect foundation brush, really.
8. Rimmel True Match Concealer in 010, Ivory
My favourite concealer of the moment, I love it so much! It has a medium/buildable coverage, you can use it on blemishes and under your eyes, and it looks more natural under my eyes that any other concealer I've tried. With concealers like Collection Lasting Perfection, I found them a little too dry for under my eyes, but with this I don't have that problem at all - it's nice and smooth and moisturising - love, love, love.
9. Sleek Gel Eyeliner
Everything you'd want in a gel liner, smooth and easy to apply, blackest black and does not smudge. Perfect.
10. Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express Mascara
This really does volumize my lashes, as well as adding length. It's a nice wet formula which is what I prefer, and the brush works very well at coating each and every lash. Just gives a beautiful effect to the eyes.
11. Maybelline Master Drama Khol Liner
For those who like big, bold, smudgy eyeliner, this is the one to get. It's so black, and smooths on with the lightest touch to your eyelid. There's nothing worse than an eyeliner you really have to drag on to your eyes. You can blend it out, but after a few minutes it'll set, and won't budge. This means it doesn't end up down your face. It's also brilliant in the water line.
I adore this so much, you can use the bronzer for contour or adding a glow to the whole face. The pigmentation is fantastic, too. The highlighter gives a really nice sheen to the cheeks without being actually glittery. A must-have product, I thoroughly recommend.
13. Rimmel Apocalips in Stella
These have been raved about everywhere, so I won't say too much. Basically, they go on like a lipgloss but have the pigmentation and finish of a matte lipstick. Slightly messy to apply, but they look stunning on the lips and give superb colour payoff. Lovely.
14. Mac CremeSheen Lipstick in Pink Pearl Pop
CremeSheens are my favourite formula in the Mac range. They're very moisturising and, as the name suggests, creamy and... err... sheeny. The colour is a gorgeous bubblegum pink, but because it's quite sheer, I don't end up looking like Barbie's brunette slightly hormonal cousin. It's a lovely product to have in your makeup bag.
15. Sleek Lipstick in Cherry
This is my FAVOURITE lipstick for autumn and winter. The formula is great and it's not too drying, and the colour is incredible. It's a super dark red/plum/burgundy colour. That, my friends, is the worst description of a lipstick colour you'll ever read. But it looks beautiful and is really striking.
16. Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 20
This actually showed up very red in the photo, but in reality it's a very bright, cool toned pink shade. I love Rimmel lipsticks, amazing colours, amazing formula. Beautiful. That's all.
17. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 164 Tantrum
This lipstick is the perfect classic pillar box red. As you can see, I've used this a lot. You can't beat a nice red lip, and this fits the bill perfectly.
Okey smokes, that's all my favourites of late. Two posts in a day, I am on a roll! Let me know if you'd like to see more, as you know I usually do fashion rather than beauty, but I rather enjoyed this. Hope you did to. Oh and if you have any recommendations, please let me know - I'm always on the hunt for new products. Lots of love to you all, Gwen xxx
Hi everyone! Happy 1st of December! Autumn is kind of over now, so I thought I would say goodbye in style with a nice autumn/winter themed post. This would usually make me feel rather gloomy, but I've distracted myself with thoughts of Christmas, so I don't mind too much. I wanted to wear something that reflected the colours that are everywhere at the moment, so I chose this burgundy lace skirt from Primani. I popped on a lacey crop top to continue with the lace theme, and then threw a fluffy cardigan on top. I kept accessories very simple, apart from some little gold stud earings that you can't see in any of these pictures, but, hey, you can use your imagination ;) Anyhoo, hope you have a lovely, lovely day. Talk to you soon, byeeee! xoxo
Sunday, 24 November 2013
Alt-J - BreezeBlocks
Hi everyone, just another quick outfit post for you. It's quite simple but I got some new shorts and a hat that I wanted to include, so this outfit is kind of styled around them. It's quite nice and wintery, but not too stuffy and bulky. I don't have much time to write a lot, so I'll just let the pictures do the talking. Really hope you like them, let me know what you think in the comments. I'll talk to you very soon, have a lovely evening xxxxx
Saturday, 23 November 2013
One of the places I hit was of course; Lush. I lurrveee Lush, it's like girly heaven. I know some of you aren't so keen, but I am a bit of a Lush junkie. So, on my birthday (the day where you can both eat as many calories and spend as much money as you want), I thought I would pop in. As per usual, 'popping in' ended up more as 'spent 45 minutes in the bath-bomb section and spent obscene amounts of money on nice-smelling things I know I don't really need'. The story of my life really. But I don't care, because they are yummy, and that's all the justification I need. Without further ado, let's dive in...
This little guy was too cute to resist. I just love him. It's a bit sad really. So, yeah. He ended up in my basket. He smells quite fresh and exotic, like bergamot oil. If anyone has tried the Olive Branch Shower Gel, he shares the same scent.
This is basically like playdough (you can make it into shapes and everything), that lathers up like soap and smells like HEAVEN. It smells like tropical holidays, very sweet and fruity, but in no way overpowering. Just beautiful. I love.
This smells like toffee-apples, and is sooo perfect for christmas. It's a ballistic, which mean's it'll fizz about in the bath and turn the bath water multi-coloured. Scrummy.
This bath bomb has popping candy on the top to replicate the sound of a crackling fire, and it smells like cinnamon. This makes it perfect for hot winter baths coming up to Christmas.
This is super refreshing, great for those early morning 'I-really-wish-I-was-still-in-bed' showers as a pick-me-up before school. Very true to it's name, the scent reminds me of Fruit Punch.
This is quite spectacular. For one, it's massive, and very heavy. For another, it's gold and glittery and looks like a present. Really, what more could you want? It smells very fresh with a hint of citrus.
One of my all-time favourites. It makes your skin feel so amazing, and leaves you all silky and moisturised. And you'll never guess what it smells like...Mangoes! Delicious.
Possibly my favourite Lush scent. It's sweet and girly and smells like honey. I kind of want to eat it, but that may not be such a good idea. Not to mention the fact that it looks gorgeous.
Just a take a moment please, and lay your peepers upon this little fella'. Isn't he just SO CUTE! Not much more to say on him - I love him. I just do.
Last but not least, another one of my all-time favourites. It smells very yummily of cinnamon, but that's not the main reason I love it. The reason I like it so much is because of the colour it makes your bath - all rick purple with gold swirls. It makes me feel like a goddess. Weirdo.
So, that's it folks. That was looonnnggg. I just realised that there were ten items to show you - how neatly that worked out. Anyway, hope you're having a lovely day, and I'll talk to you soon. Byeee! xxx
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Lorde - Royals
Hi everyone! I'm back! How are you all? So, I have always felt like I have never been able to pull off skinny jeans. I don't have the best legs, and I always feel a lot more confident wearing skirts, because they kind of skim over the part of my legs I hate the most, my thighs. I just think they hide a multitude of sins, really. So, I tend to stay away from jeans. They're not very comfy, and really unflattering. Or, that's what I used to think, before I found these babies from H&M. They're kind of like really thick leggings rather than jeans, but as you can see, they do have all the features jeans are supposed to have, back pockets (the front pockets are fake), a zip and a button. And because they're so thick, you have no problem with wearing them without something to cover your bum. Additionally, because of the fabric, they fit in all the right places and don't add any extra bulk. And, above all, they're HIGH-WAISTED. This is so, so, so important when I buy jeans or trousers, because I have inherited the Jones family short hobbit legs gene (thanks, mum), so I don't find low-waisted pieces do me any favours. At all. So basically, they just tick all the boxes. I'll never look like Kate Moss in jeans, but this is the closest I'm ever going to get. ;) Lots of love guys, byeeee xoxo
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Monday, 28 October 2013
Hey everyone, this is just going to be a short post as I am off to Paris tomorrow! I've never been before, which may probably come as a shock to some of you, I am looking forward to just walking around the city and seeing the sights. I'll take some pictures during this little adventure and put up a little post of my shenanigans. This look is very casual yet quite stylish. I love my disco pants at the moment as I feel that they are very in season. Paired with my favourite graphic top and my trusty denim jacket and converse, perfect for the autumn months. I am trying to keep my make up to a minimum right now, as I want to give my skin a break. I hope you all are well and happy and I hope to see you all soon! Leave comments, follow or do whatever you want to do.
Lots and lots and lots of love,
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Hey everyone, just a really quick post today. I'm super exhausted as I'm writing this and I can't wait to hit the hay. I wanted to show you this outfit, which is a slightly more formal take on fall. The silhouette is classic and quite flattering - the coat nips in a at the waist so you don't lose your figure. I'm quite liking the black-on-black thing, almost as much as I loved white-on-white, and I think autumn/winter is the perfect excuse to rock it. I toughened up the look with my good ol' biker boots, and a chunky necklace. And, that's really all I can think of to write about right now. My eyes are closing, so I should probably sign off. Sorry this post was so short, but I really hope you like the pictures anyway. I love you all loads, and I hope your having a great day/night/evening, whatever you might be up to. See you next time, byeeeeee <3