Monday, 23 January 2017

MY MOST-USED LIPSTICKS




I am not one to wear lipstick every day. I'll go with a nude shade if I'm feeling it but most days I'll just wear lip balm. However, Sunday brunches, weekend adventures and the sporadic weekday dinners are a whole different thing.

Doing my make is one of my favourite things so when I have the opportunity to do a full face I love adding some lipstick for a pop of colour - since I rarely use eyeshadow. There are a few items I have notices I reached for the most and that I always end up using in spite of my efforts of using my less worn products.


MAC IN RUSSIAN RED

I used to think red lipsticks didn't suit me, which is partly true. Many red shades look horrible on me but this one is such a beautiful colour and I love how it looks with my skin tone. This is the only matte lipstick I have and it makes me want to get more as I love the look of it, my only worry is that I don't want the lipstick to be too drying!

MAYBELLINE VIVID MATTE LIQUID IN POSSESSED PLUM (45)


I got this one before the holidays - I thought it would be the perfect shade for Christmas and NYE. I talked about it on my recent post Recent Favourites, I was a bit disappointed at first as it isn't as matte as I was hoping but I do think it's a beautiful colour and I do like the finish even though it's not 100% matte.

YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE LIPSTICK IN LE NUDE (70)

I only got this very recently when a friend gave it to me as the colour didn't suit her. I absolutely love this colour for every day wear. It's such a gorgeous pinky nude - it looks very natural but makes my lips look so cute! I also really like the formula as it's very hydrating and fells very smooth.

MAC LIP LINER IN BOLDLY BARE

This is THE perfect nude shade for me. Unlike the YSL lipstick, this one is more brown and since it's a lip liner the finish is completely matte. Whenever I wear this I feel like Kylie Jenner - well as much as I will ever feel like her.... 




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Friday, 20 January 2017

OUT AND ABOUT: STARTING THE YEAR HIKING





“Out and about” posts are probably my favourite posts to write and create. Not only because I get to share places I visit and love with you guys but because I love looking back on them in the future. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know I have spent the holidays revising everyday, so I didn't have much time to go out and do fun stuff. However, on January 1st I took the day off (going to bed at 5AM and revision don’t really go together) and went hiking with my family.

We visited a tiny tiny town called Biniaraix, which was in the middle of the mountains and then went on a short hike where we were meant to see some waterfalls. Unfortunately, many of them were dry (just my luck) but some of them did carry water and it was cool. 


I don’t think I have ever seen proper waterfalls - and if I have I clearly don’t remember - so that’s the reason why I thought it was cool. If you have been lucky enough to visit places like Niagara Falls or Iguazu falls… well don’t judge me. 

It was a great way to start the year - rather than hangover in bed - and I would definitely love to do it again next year! Even though I’m thinking I might want to spend NYE in London next time, the fireworks look so pretty!!






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Monday, 16 January 2017

NEW YEAR, NEW CLOTHES FT. STYLEWE

The new year is always an excuse to set new goals and to try to create a better and improved version of ourselves. Hence the popularity of new year’s resolutions - eating healthy, working out, being organised, etc. You know the drill.

Fashion is one of many ways of expression. What you wear sends a message to everyone who sees you and it portrays yourself to the world. So with only a few weeks into 2017, many of us are looking to renew our wardrobe, and to find pieces that really represent us and makes us feel who we are. 

Now that I am 21 (scary, I know), I want to try and dress a bit more classy and stop wearing leggings almost every day. One of my favourite shops to get new clothes from is StyleWe - it’s an online fashion store with anything from jumpers, to skirts to hoodies. I find that most of their pieces look very stylish and classy, whilst being rather inexpensive at the same time. 

They have a lot of one piece jumpsuits which I feel are perfect for me because they are the mixture of comfort and chic; kind of like classy sweatpants. As someone who is quite short and not very big in general, I sometimes struggle to find clothes that fit me properly length-wise. They offer many petite jumpsuit styles that cater for many different tastes and look super cute!

I thought I would share some of my favourite items from their website with you. Some of these items I don’t think I would ever be able to pull them off regardless of how much I love them (not everyone is Kylie Jenner…), but some other styles are definitely very wearable and easy to style! 






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Friday, 13 January 2017

RECENT FAVOURITES





I am the kind of person who will get obsessed with random things for a month or so and then I’ll forget about it as soon as I find something else I adore. I guess it’s the novelty of new or forgotten old things. 

From body sprays to watches and food. We all have this one favourite type, brand, style, etc. So here are some of the things I’ve been loving recently.

Let’s start off with my all time favourite item. Everyone knows the classic black and white Anthropolgie mug with the different letters. I had been wanting it ever since I laid my eyes on it. When I walked into the store in December and saw the golden version of it I almost squeaked and obviously had to get it. I've been seeing it everywhere since it came out, countless bloggers and instagrammers have it and no wonder why. It’s so stunning and makes me feel classy. The only downside is that it’s not microwavable which is a bit annoying. 

Next thing is something I never thought I would have, let alone love it so much. It’s a Daniel Wellington watch. I had heard of the brand and had seen many people raving about it. When I heard the name Daniel Wellington, I immediately thought of their famous pink and blue watch (which I very much dislike) which is why I was pleasantly surprised when I got this one for Christmas. I love how simple and minimalistic it looks. My favourite bit is the rose gold detailing, and it looks so beautiful with the brown leather strap!


Something else I have been loving is VS Pink’s Wild At Heart body mist. I much prefer body sprays to perfumes for an every day use. Not only because they are lighter but because they are also more affordable. This one is a ‘refreshing body mist with red passion fruit and sheer musk’ - all I can say is that it smells very sweet and fresh so if you’re into this kind of scents you will love it! 


Finally, my last favourite is something I first didn’t quite like. It’s Maybelline’s Vivid Matte Liquid in Possessed Plum. I say that I didn’t like it when I first bought it because it’s not really matte. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I was expecting a similar look to Kylie’s - you know, that gorgeous rich matte look. This is a beautiful colour and it looks very nice on but it doesn’t 100% dry out so, even though it’s not shiny, it doesn’t look very matte either. Nevertheless, I love it and it’s my go-to lip product when I want a bold lip!



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