Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Diamonds

SKIRT - NEW LOOK // BLOUSE* - OASAP // JACKET - PRIMARK // SANDALS - NEW LOOK

I was in shock when I found this gorgeous New Look skirt in the ASOS sale recently.. how could something as beautiful as this not sell out instantly?! The pink colour is so pretty and perfect for spring and I adore the shape too. I also bought these sandals from Asos in the same purchase, I am in love with the chunky sandal trend at the moment and was over the moon when I found a pair that fitted my annoyingly skinny feet.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Review


This product hit the shops and blogosphere a month or two back and I've finally got round to reviewing it. Primers are definitely becoming a lot more common in the drugstore make-up range and the Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser became all the rage when it was released. I resisted for a while, before finally caving in! It claims to 'instantly blur the look of pores, without clogging them and smooth and refine the skin'. 've read that this is a dupe for the Smashbox Photofinish Primer, so if you fancy giving a cheaper version a go first, maybe you should give this a go!

The packing is small and quite pretty, definitely something which would attract teenagers like myself or younger, and you get 22ml per tube. The product itself is a clear gel with a thick consistency which glides very well onto the skin. I only tend to use it along my nose/cheek in order to cover my pores. It doesn't feel greasy and smooths the skin beautifully. On application, it does blur the skin slightly, although I found it didn't really cover my pores when I applied my foundation. I have fairly oily skin and find silicon based primers don't always work as well which could be why this didn't have much of an effect on me. It retails at a price of £7.99, which is fair, however I wont be repurchasing due to it not doing a lot for me!

Pros:

  • pretty packaging
  • leaves skin feeling smooth 
  • possibly a cheap dupe of high-end product

Cons:

  • no effect on my pores



Tuesday, 15 April 2014

I got you

JACKET & TOP - ASOS // SKIRT - H&M // SHOES- OFFICE // BAG* - OASAP

I feel half tom-boy half girly in this look and I love it. Sometimes I think it's nice to go a bit grungy and swap up your usual style. I am so in love with this skirt from H&M. I've got to be honest, it definitely is a bit small for me but I didn't have the strength to send it back as it was then sold out.. I've managed to get a few wears out of it! Also how cute is this rucksack satchel I got from Oasap?! It's got a vintage feel to it and I know I'll be reaching for it a lot in the Summer.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Instagram Update #17

 my best friend // sunshine // ootn
 pretending i'm healthy // it's all real now // love my anna
 geography trip // seeing my favourite boys // my beautiful mummy
woops // saying goodbye to these 5 losers was the hardest thing :( // rainbow

I haven't done an instagram update in aaaaages! These past few months have been full of emotions. I've felt super happy recently but also very sad. On Thursday I saw The Wanted perform at the O2 arena for the last time and on Tuesday I met and saw them in Nottingham for their last ever UK gig before they split. I can honestly say I have never cried so much in one night! The Wanted have been a massive part of my life for 4 years and saying goodbye to them was horrible. I've now got to focus on my revision as exams start next month and I am officially pooing it. I hope my motivation stays with me for the next 2 months so I can ace the exams!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

She looks so perfect

SKIRT - TOPSHOP // CROP - PRIMARK // CARDIGAN* - OASAP // SHOES - OFFICE

This look was inspired by the typical American girl look, I always wake up and look on my Instagram every morning to find at lease one person rocking a similar look and that little bit of jealousy hits me as I crave for England to have the beautiful, hot weather which allows me to wear this everyday. I love the simplicty of a crop, a high waisted skater skirt and a cardi for a bit of warmth for when the sun goes in. What do you think?

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Summer playsuits wishlist

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

The warmer weather we've had recently has really got me into that summer mood, so I decided to do a cheeky wishlist. Playsuits are a summer staple, they're not too tight on the skin, comfortable and easy to style! My favourites from this list have to be 2 and 4. Number 2 is a print I have completely fallen for from Topshop, they also have it in a Joni Jeans version and I have a feeling I may have to purchase them soon! I really like how number 4 looks more like a skirt, it's a pretty print and I like the cutout on the back too.

What are your favourites?

Friday, 4 April 2014

Lucy's Make-up #5: Lips

left to right, top to bottom - rimmel kate moss lipstick in 003, rimmel apocalips in luna, bourjois color boost in orange punch, peach on the beach and fushia libre

The last of the Lucy's Make-up series! Sad times!! Bit of a sparse collection for lips, I'm not much of a lippy wearer although I am determined to change that! I'm deffo more of a subtle gloss girl that bold lip.

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 003 was my first proper lipstick and I wasn't too impressed, the colour is a nudey brown, not suited to me at all and I found it to be quite drying on the lips. I really like Rimmel Apocalips in Luna, it's a lovely peachy shade with high gloss. Although it is pretty thick and sticky. I'd like to try a few other colours in this range. As you can see, I am a big fan of the Bourjois Colour Boosts. All of which are lovely colours, and I really like to mix Orange Punch and Peach on the Beach together. These give the most gorgeous amount of colour and a lovely sheen. I also like how it doesn't require you to look in a mirror when applying them like you would with a red lipstick.

So that's it! I hope you liked nosing into my make-up collection and enjoyed this mini series. 

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