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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

In The Nude- Lipstick Love

Wednesday, 6 August 2014



Okay questionable titles aside...

Rarely do I pop into a drugstore and miss the makeup aisle. On a recent trip down arguably one of my favourite aisles, I spotted the L’oreal Collection Privee, which includes beauty products designed by celebrities. I decided that my skin tone was most similar to  that of the fair Julianne Moore’s (even though I do not look anything like her haha!). I picked up her lipstick appropriately named  Julianne’s Nude.

It wasn’t until I got home that I realized just how much I loved this shade. I have never been a huge fan of nude lipsticks because I could never find one that didn’t wash me out or just suited me in general. Now I find myself reaching for this nude on an almost daily basis. I am obsessed!

Since this day I have been on the hunt for more like it. I have now added the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in the shade Pink In The Afternoon which is a similar but more pink-less nude colour.

I know that I’m definitely missing some real lipstick gems so if you have any suggestions please let me know!

:)




Tuesday, 5 August 2014

FOTD- Face Of The Day

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

I recently spent a lovely weekend away and a got ride back home with my friend. As soon as I got home all I wanted to do was hop in the shower. Once I was all nice and clean I was ready to put my makeup on, but to my horror I realized that I had left my makeup bag in my friend’s car!


Being a firm believe in the saying “there’s always a silver lining,” I decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to “shop my stash”. I tried to do a bit of a different look then I would normally go for and turn it into a FOTD. I didn’t end up using many products, so the look is quite wareable although the colours are darker that what I would normally use.


Eyes
Lancome Le Crayon Khol- Black Coffee
Lancome Eye Shadow- Delicate Lace
Lancome Eye Shadow- Smoldering Cocoa
Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara- Black Brown

Lips
Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Lipstick- 08

Face
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation- 01 Ivory
Purminerals Mineral Glow

and here’s the part where I fail at taking selfies and look like two completely different people haha!




Sunday, 3 August 2014

My Week In Manicures

Sunday, 3 August 2014




For those who may not know I love to paint my nails. I find that a fresh coat of polish can be an instant mood booster and nothing feels better than finding the perfect shade to suit your mood. I believe that the colour I choose to paint my nails can reveal a lot about how I’m feeling (cheesy I know), so with that in mind I thought it would be interesting to share my latest nail polish picks.

I realize that (bright colours aside)  my nails would be considered fairly conservative and boring, but I’m working on that. Slow and steady wins the race….at least that’s what they told me…..


Revlon Nail Enamel- 580 Eclectic



Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss- 145 Lav-endure


Revlon Nail Enamel- 280 Bubbly


Essie Nail Lacquer- Cocktail Bling

:)


Saturday, 2 August 2014

Sing Along Songs- What's on my iPod

Saturday, 2 August 2014


I thought it would be fun to share some of my current favourite songs that I love to sing along to. Everytime I hear these a smile comes to my face and I have so much fun joining into the chorus whether the song is happy or sad haha!

I’ve done my best to include links to all the songs so you can have a listen too :)

Lorde - Ribs (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)




Sam Smith - Stay With Me




Milky Chance - Stolen Dance (Album Version)





Vance Joy - 'Riptide' Official Video




Ariana Grande - Break Free feat. Zedd (Audio)




Lana Del Rey- Florida Kilos (it is #14 here )

Sylvan Esso - Coffee (Official Music Video)




Sylvan Esso - Uncatena (it's #5 here )

:)

Friday, 1 August 2014

July Favourites

Friday, 1 August 2014

 Happy 1st of August everyone, and that means it's time for my July favourites! (but first...) The first week of each month I like to do a little challenge on this here blog (if you are confused please see here and here). This month’s challenge week will be called #adventurousaugust.


With that out of the way here are my favourite things from July...


Beauty:

Lancome Teint Miracle, bare skin foundation natural light creator spf 15 in the shade 005 (try saying that ten times fast!)

Why I love it
- it gives me great coverage without feeling heavy
- it matches my skintone (and, as any very pale lady will tell you, it is difficult to find one that will)
- it has SPF 15!


Maybelline The Elixir Colorsensational in the shades 080 Captivating Carnation and 020 Signature Scarlet

Why I love it
- it is very high gloss
- you can blot off the gloss with a tissue and the colour still remains
- it dosen’t contain any shimmer or gliter































Food:

My bright red AirCrazyr air popper (purchased from target and can be found online here).
Why I love it
- it pops popcorn kernels with hot air so there is no need for oil
- it makes a delicious healthy high fiber snack
- also I just kinda love popcorn :)




Link:
This is a bit of a different one… this is a link to a website I found through Chris Hadfield's google plus page. This image slowly rotates to show the time around the world.  

(image/link here)


Blog posts I’m most proud of from July:
- Warm Mugs and Hugs, a very personal post (LINK).
- LUSH haul, my very first time buying stuff for myself at lush (LINK)

I hope August will be an amazing month for all of us :)

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