Sunday, 24 September 2017

My Favourite Nudes | The Lipstick Edit

I feel like it has been FOREVER since I wrote a makeup post on my blog as I lost all inspiration even though I still absolutely love makeup. However, today I am back with something I really really love and that is nudes! ( Nude lipsticks btw. don't get thinking wrongly of me now!) I am particularly loving the browny-pinks and my liquid lipstick collection is growing and growing so I thought I would share a few of my faves. They are all the same kind of tone except one maybe two as I have been loving the shade.

MAC Mehr - By far my absolute favourite! As you can tell it has been worn a lot! I have had it for a round a year and is my most worn lipstick as it just lasts forever on the lips with only one top up needed if its a particularly long day whilst the matte isn't at all drying as it sits comfortably on the lips. At £16.50 its also not the most priciest of lipsticks and I don't think MAC lipsticks can be faulted. The lipstick is mainly a pink nude but does have a slight brown undertone which makes it more of a nude and a gorgeous one at that!

MAC Brave - Keeping with the MAC theme but a relatively new purchase as I only got it back in June, its definitely another favourite and has earned a solid place in my makeup bag. At a first glance it looks exactly like Mehr but as a satin formula it gives a lovely sheen to the lips but without losing any pigmentation. Its also slightly more pink on the lips than Mehr making it a bit more girly opposed to Mehr which is heading more towards the 90's grunge nude lip colours.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Pink Blink - On the more affordable side of around the £5 mark this is another of my favourites and also proves that you don't always have to spend a lot to get a lot. Rimmel has always been my favourite drugstore brand and this doesn't fall short of my expectations the pigmentation is great and lasts on the lips unless eating where I don't expect many lipsticks to stay on perfectly anyway. I would also say the matte formula is comfortable and not sticky or drying.

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Nairobi Camellia - Is another of my favourites as it is my go to when I am after a nude even darker than Mehr. This is the perfect autumnal nude for my skin tone as it is a brown nude with a berry undertone. It is also very affordable again at £6 and the pigmentation and longevity cannot be faulted. However I do find this works even better with a lip liner such as Rimmel East End Snob (Another favourite) as it can then last the full day.

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Naked - I bought this specifically for prom and expected it to be more expensive than £15.50 as I am aware high end lipsticks can be sky high prices but the colour is my perfect nude and as the name describes is naked on me making it appear a my lips but better colour. This lasts the best out of all of the liquid lipsticks and the pigmentation is great but it takes a while to dry if applied wrong. However, after a couple of wears I got used to the formula and once on is very nice to wear.

Whats your favourite nude lipstick?


Friday, 22 September 2017

Classic Makeup Look | Red Lips And Liner

Today's video is my go to, glam makeup look. If in doubt I will always reach for these products and create this look as it is a classic. However, if I'm feeling slightly less daring or it doesn't go with my outfit I'll swap the bold red lip for a nude which goes equally as nice and is equally as classic. 

I used a few products I have never mentioned before but all have a place in my makeup bag as they are all gorgeous and never fail me.


The Body Shop Seaweed Moisturiser
The Body Shop InstaBlur Primer
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - Green
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - Yellow
L'Oreal Infallible Foundation 
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - Fair
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer - Fair
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Transparent
Benefit Hoola Bronzer 
Soap & Glory Solar Powder 
Benefit Dandelion Blush
ABH DipBrow Pomade - Soft Brown
Smashbox Ablaze Palette
Zoeva Cocoa Blends Palette
MUG Cocoa Bear Single Shadow
Soap & Glory Supercat Liner 
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara 
MAC Russian Red Lipstick 


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

5 Ways To Manage Anxiety

In no way am I an anxiety expert but as I sufferer I feel like I've been there and bought the t-shirt and in some ways, thats better as one thing I never understood when talking to someone about how I felt was how could they ever help me when they had no idea how it felt themselves. It's not just a bit of nerves or something that's just in my head. Its life consuming, it gets in the way of happiness and its all-around rubbish.

But I am luckily getting on the right track. I am in no way recovered as there's no simple cure but I have done things over the past months I didn't think I could ever do and I think it is down to a few of these things.

1. Make sure everything you do is something you want to do.
I didn't really 'want' to do anything but I still knew what I loved and what I enjoyed and what I didn't so in the first few times of going out I made sure they were things I knew I would 100% enjoy and would completely distract me once I started doing it. For me I went horse riding, shopping, walks through the countryside but whilst doing them I made sure there was something there that could potentially provoke my anxiety so I could fight it. By doing something I loved it meant I can pull through the anxiety opposed to doing something I didn't want to do as this would make my anxiety worse. It seems obvious but sometimes it's hard to say no if someone else is unknowingly pressuring you because it's something THEY want to do.

2. Praise yourself
Every day you do something that may provoke anxiety whether it goes good or bad praise you for giving it a go and then...

3. Pamper Yourself
If you've had a particularly bad or even good day as soon as you get home to relax, have a bath, paint your nails as a well done for surviving the day and giving something a go. 

4. Take your mind off the problem
This works particularly well if you know what's causing the problem as by reading, colouring, watching a film or doing something you particularly enjoy you can put everything else out of your mind and you might even forget about it completely. I started a project which was scrapbooking as it distracted me whilst I cut things out and stuck things in but also it encouraged me to do things so I had something to put in there.

5. Take small steps
If a train is the worst place for your anxiety don't just jump straight on a train as this could severely knock your confidence. Build the foundations first. I made this mistake but the second time around I built myself up. For me, busy cramped public spaces are a nightmare so I started off on a short busy bus journey to a quiet park to relax until now where I went on a two-hour train journey. I also caught trains I knew wouldn't be busy. I still haven't completely conquered the anxiety but small steps are really a great way to cope.


Sunday, 17 September 2017

My Autumn/Winter Wishlist

Every time autumn/winter stock hits the shelves my eyes are way bigger than my purse and I just want to buy everything in every colour. My favourite clothes to wear are burgundy, dirty pink and burnt orange (of course not all at the same time) but those colours basically sum up Autumn plus the staple monochrome pieces so I have created a wish list of the things I plan, hope or dream to buy.

Shearling Coat -
Tartan Scarf (similar) - Primark
Tan Skirt - Newlook 
Purple Skirt - H & M
Burgundy Jumper - Newlook
Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick - Pillowtalk
Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick - Glastonberry
Ankle Boots - H & M
Adidas Superstars White & Rose Gold


Friday, 15 September 2017

Primark Haul

Over the past week or two, I have done a lot of shopping, especially in Primark as they are killing it at the moment! So I thought I would share a few things in a haul on my very new YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy and don't forget to subscribe!