Friday, 31 October 2014

Welcome to the Coven

Faux Fur Jacket - Zara
Hat - Topshop
Dress - H&M
Boots - Zara
Bag - Urban Outfitters
It's my favourite day of the year Halloween and today I've went for an American Horror Story Coven themed outfit which is a subtle nod to the Salem witches with a black fedora, long loose dress which swings off the body and pointed leather boots. I threw on my faux fur jacket to keep the chills away and grabbed my leather doctors bag to go, for my make up I kept it simple and just added some dark grey shadow to the inner lips to give that 'dead' look. Today consists of running around grabbing last minute decorations, drinks to put in the witches brew, a pumpkin spiced latte and creating my make up look for tonights dusk til dawn party in Greenwich with London's creatures of the night.
What are you up to this Halloween?
Let me know in the comments!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Autumn Beauty Favourites

Autumn has finally settled in the beautiful colours of the leaves changing have inspired my make up selection for this season and we are are slowly getting closer to my favourite holiday of the year - Halloween! 

The pieces I have picked out are what I put into my everyday make up bag that add a little something special to my regular everyday make up along with my Autumn scent.

When in Victorias Secret picking up gifts for friends there was an offer to get another bottle of their fragrance mists for half price as I had been wearing their 'Coconut Passion' all through summer I decided to pick a more floral fragrance for Autumn. After smelling them all I decided on 'Pure Seduction' this is described as 'a passionate romance of succulent red plum and sweet freesia' and smells divine this is a fragrance you can get lost in as the heavenly floral notes entice you to a romantic daydream which will get you many compliments from by passers. 

 DiorSkin Star Foundation (Shade 012) - £32

I like to wear a light coverage foundation to let me skin breathe for daily use so I bought this new Dior foundation as it gives light reflecting properties with a satin finish this foundation looks amazing on skin thats clear although if you are prone to breakouts I'd recommend using a concealer for those areas. It gives a healthy golden wash of colour to my face and still lets your skin feel like skin.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo's in Pomegranate and Pink Gold - £4.99 each

I love using cream based eyeshadows for lazy days and these shades are great for Autumn and look even better combined, they last all day don't move and the shimmer looks beautiful when the light reflects from it.

I'm never without my signature black liquid cat eye in Autumn and this Loreal liner does the trick perfectly and easily I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to try liquid liner the pen form makes it really easy to control as it has a thin nib.

For special occasions I use my favourite mascara to add a touch of chanel to any look this is the 'Do It All' mascara from natural flirty lashes to 'Is she wearing false lashes? But they look so real!' this is my wonder product and worth the hefty price tag.

If I'm wearing simple make up and want to add a wash of colour I chose to do so with a blush this one from Sleek gives you a gorgeous berry stained cheek but only use a small amount and blend well as it's really pigmented.

When I first bought this lipstick I was going to return it as it is the same colour of my lips with just a shimmer to it and thought it wasn't worth the price tag but from being too lazy to return it I ended up wearing it a few times and really liking it for the 'my lips but better' look. This is a really easy lipstick to wear as it's more like a balm that moisturises your lips while giving them a subtle shine with a slight peachy pink tone this is really flattering on fair skin tones and my go to lipstick for autumn. 

What are you autumn beauty essentials?
Let me know in the comments

S .x

Friday, 17 October 2014

Boots Haul - Classic Favourites

You know what happens you go in Boots for one thing and come out with four at least that's what happens when I see 3 for 2 on offer and beauty is something I have a weakness with. The pieces I picked up today create my classic look that I have been wearing for years, cat eye, red lips and brightening the high points of my face.

This concealer is a repurchase as if you've seen some of my tutorials I often use this to highlight my under eyes as I have unfortunately dark circles that just won't go and this product brightens them and can be used as a warm yellow toned highlighter for your face too. 

If you'd like to see how I done my nails click here.

Another repurchase that I have been buying the past two years is this wonder product a heavy duty liquid concealer that will hide your spots/blemishes/dark circles I can't live without this concealer and is available in a shade that suits my skin (another miracle). No matter what concealer I try I always end up going back to this one and always need one in my make up bag use over a primer for a concealer that won't budge all day there's a reason there's so many bloggers love this product.

Whenever someone asks me which eyeliner should they get I always recommend this one it's my favourite as it's easy and quick to use gives you a jet black liner look and when used with an eye primer stays all day, this is my secret weapon for cat eyes.

I had already picked two Loreal products so when I saw the new Pure Red lipsticks I decided to treat myself to a new red lipstick as this would be free from the offer I immediately chose 'Blake's' red as this is a colour that flatters me most. The packaging of these lipsticks are much more luxurious than a standard drugstore lip product the black croc textured packaging with gold accents make you feel a million dollars and the formula is moisturising with great staying power and has a satin finish with a subtle shine when the light hits your lips. 

What are your staple make up products that you have to repurchase?
Let me know in the comments!


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

HOW TO - Halloween Nails

I have decided it is finally time to start celebrating my favourite holiday of the year, Halloween and in this How To I'm going to show you how to create some nails perfect for the most spooky time of the year and they cost next to nothing!

I'm using some false nails that I already had in for a more dramatic effect but of course you could just paint your regular nails - these are a mixture of the House of Holland nails that I'm going to paint over, they look like skeleton teeth don't you think?!

Using my Sally Hansen Diamond Top Coat I painted over these for a more secure finish.

I saw this Miss Sporty Metal Nail Polish in Crazy Plum and picked it up for £1.99 a bargain and looks way more expensive than it actually was and really gets you in the Halloween spirit.

There are purple and green tinges to this polish and on extra long nails will go great with any Halloween costume.

What are you going as for Halloween this year?
Let me know in the comments!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Zoella Beauty

I'm sure you've now all seen the Zoella Beauty products and I couldn't wait to get my hands on them when they hit stores so I did a little splurge but I know I'll be going back for more to get the whole collection of Zoe Suggs charming beauty line. I've been reading Zoella's blog and watching her YouTube videos for three years now and to watch someone who I've never met but feel as though she's one of my friends produce a charismatic beauty line I can't help but feel proud of her. This beauty line has luxurious yet homely packaging with golden lace trims, strawberry pink accents, holographic rose gold text and delicate colours that welcome you to step into a relaxing environment.

I picked up the Zoella Soak Opera Bath Soak and Shower Cream (RRP £5) and the Zoella Let's Glow Candle (RRP £5) which has an incredibly homely scent with soft floral notes.

I picked up the Zoella Make Up Bag (RRP £8) an absolute bargain for such a great quality make up bag I needed a new travel make up bag as my Ted Baker one was too large for weekend trips and this is the perfect size for products and brushes. I dare you to try and walk past Zoe's beauty line and not buy into the cuteness...

Have you saw Zoe's video from her launch party I started crying at hers and Louise's part?! 
Watch it here


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