Saturday, 28 July 2012

My Summer Essentials!

Just because I needed a pretty picture to resemble Summer :)
(This image is from google, I do not own)

Recently, the sun has been out more than ever before, which may explain my little absence from blogging (...sorry, i really am useless!) but really, who can stay inside, on their computer in this glorious weather??
So I just thought I may give you all a few ideas of some items to keep on hand:

My Summer Essentials:
  1. There are very few things irritating about summer but one thing that I find very discomfortable and that is the heat but when it is so hot, to the point where it’s sticky.  This is why I think it very important to have a very good deodorant at hand and I would definitely recommend Mitchum Advanced Control Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant.  This deodorant is generally used by dancers and people doing a lot of sport throughout the day and it is fantastic!  
  2. An essential is a good waterproof mascara.  During a hot day, your face will tend to get quite moist and you will probably rub your face a lot, meaning your mascara will smudge so it is vital to have a good mascara that will not run.
  3. It is very important to have a good cleanser during the summer as it is so easy to get spots in the summer and it really can make your skin feel dirty so it is important to treat it to a good cleanse once a day.
  4. Something that should never leave your bag is a body butter/moisturizer- I hate seeing chalky dried out skin; not only does it look bad but it is awful for your skin and promotes premature wrinkling.  I would recommend the bodyshop body butters and Soap & Glory Body Butter.
  5. Face powder is very important for summer, because although you want that fresh, dewy look, you DO NOT want to look sweaty or oily so a light dusting of a natural face powder is a must.  I would highly recommend MAC mineralize skinfinish natural.
  6. I think that a nice cream blush is quite important in the summer. Sometimes a powder blush is just going to fall straight off your face and look sort of chalky but rubbing in a nice, smooth cream blush looks gorgeous and very natural.
  7. Lip stains are incredibly helpful all year round but could not go amiss in this list.  They are so long lasting, hence “stain”, even after you eat!!  That said, they are also a 2 in 1 as they can act as a blush/highlighter and do a fantastic, stunning job at this, lasting all day.  I would recommend the new Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm.
  8. Neutral eyeshadows are SO important in the summer.  You really want to get that natural, romantic look and definitely DO NOT over do your makeup with any thick black eyeliner!!!  That is something to certainly stay away from!!  Too faced have a gorgeous natural palette and you cannot go wrong with either Urban Decay’s Naked 1 or Naked 2 palette.  I think one or the other are essentials for the summer!!!

I hope this has been helpful, how are all of your summers going so far??

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

OOTD: High low skirt

Vest: Primark, Skirt: New Look, found here

Hi everyone :)
Today, I really wanted to make use of my high low shell pink skirt I seem to have neglected.  It's such a gorgeous feminine skirt and I feel so girly wearing it, with it's cute, flowing material.  
Since it is quite an intricate skirt, I thought I would keep things simple with a plain white vest and then add some nice jewellery, so as not to make it look too simple.
The skirt already came with a thin gold chain/belt so to keep with the gold theme, I paired the outfit with a gold ring and a gold necklace as shown below:

New look, found here
Ring: Boots

To stay with the feminine look, I wanted to have my make up a rosy, neutral pink:

Make up Look using the new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in Honey

Thank you for reading and have a nice day :)

Sorry my room is so messy...and mirror, so dirty..I'm ashamed of myself 

Monday, 16 July 2012

Purple eye FOTD

So here are a few pictures of the purple eye make up look I did yesterday to match my gorgeous fake nails mentioned in the previous post.  I really just wanted to do something cute and sort of princess-y yet not too overpowering and this is the look I ended up with.  Purple is such a great colour to go with, when in doubt, because it goes with all skin tones, eye colours, hair colours and so on.  I really don't think you can go wrong with purple.  
As it may be a tad difficult for me to describe, in detail, how you can achieve this look, I am going to send you to a youtube video (not by myself) which is so helpful and is what I used as a guideline to help me achieve this look.  So go and watch that here; it is very useful and I hope you enjoy :)

Products I used:
- Rimmel Stay Matte concealer
- Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer
- Ecotools concealer brush
- Ecotools powder brush
- Mac skin finish natural
- Benefit bad gal liner
- Natural Collection white eyeliner
- Bourjois effet smokey eye pencil in ultra black
- Body Collection Blusher
- Mabelline intense XXL mascara
- Rimmel soft kohl eye pencil in 064 Stormy Grey
- eyeshadows from my 88 eyeshadow palette (review here)
- Mac lipstick in creme d'nude
- Bourjois eau de gloss in 13 rose

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Purple Fake Nails

I have always LOVED fake nails.  I think that they are so feminine so a few days ago, I bought these gorgeous purple fake nails over eBay.  eBay is actually really great for little things like this and if you would like, you can purchase these beautiful nails here.  The nails are really great quality, great pricing and I have had a lot of fun wearing them.  Purple is a really great, girly colour and it goes with so many outfits and make up looks.  I should, shortly, be posting a "make up of the day" post to go with these nails so definitely go and check that out.

P.S I am planning on buying a new perfume soon, so if any of you have any suggestions, they would be much appreciated :)

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Where have I been?.. Confidence!

I feel I need to do quite a bit of explaining for my noticeable absence recently.  Instead of going through endless excuses for why i could not post in the past...three months has it been? Wow, I really have been lazy and all I can do is apologies.  I really am sorry and will hopefully be able to make it up to you in the next few weeks as I will be incredibly bored (rather ironic, as I have been constantly busy for the past few months).  I have also been working on a few little ideas for my blog; just a few posts which I can do and to start it off-Confidence!  This is a pretty lengthy piece of writing, with nothing to do with beauty and cosmetics or clothing (which I normally post about) but I really hope you read on anyway.

So this year, for our holiday, we went to Center Parcs (haha) which was a lot better than I had anticipated actually.  I suppose I have never been considered a very confident person; a rather shy, self-conscious person actually.  This is something that bothers me a lot, because it’s really difficult to just get confidence like some (very fortunate) people who naturally have confidence.  I think when people first meet me they cast me aside as a not very talkative, maybe even quite boring person which really isn’t true.  I think I can actually be quite interesting and possibly quite funny when I get to know people and let my guard down.  The reason I am not very loud is because I don’t like to ram my personality down other’s throats.  I believe the less you reveal, the more people wonder and that has kind of been the sort of philosophy I have been trying to live my life by.  Anyway (side-tracking a little here) in the past few weeks I have felt more on show (in a good way) then ever before.  More people suddenly started to notice me, mainly in Center Parcs, and it really did give me such a confidence boost; something that I’d really been needing.  I do not want to come across as cocky because the truth is...I’ve never really...ever been noticed before in my life and that’s why I feel it’s ok to be really happy about it now.  Someone actually asked for my number a few days ago whilst swimming around, and I felt more attractive then..well..ever and I’m actually quite happy to admit that. 
So, I suppose the real point of me sharing this story with you is not because I want to brag about something nice that happened to me for once but to remind you all of the inner-confidence that I am sure lies within you somewhere.  I really hope that there are people like me out there, who sometimes struggle to be the loud one in a classroom and constantly worry about what they look like because I want to remind you that you are not alone.  And one way that might help bring out some sort of confidence in you is to think about a time in your life when it was all about you.  A time when people were only looking at you for all the right reasons.  Maybe you grabbed a guys attention or you made someone proud of you or you just did something to get you noticed; just think about the happiest, most memorable time that made you feel so good about yourself: your looks, personality, everything.  I hope that maybe by thinking about this, you will try to make yourself believe that you have all reason to be confident because when you let your confident side free, people really will be drawn to you :)