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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Favourite Liquid Liner | Collection Extreme 24hour Felt Tip Liner

I have gone back and forth between liquid liners for years now and I always go back to Collection's Felt Tip Liner. It's so affordable and I feel Collection is an underrated brand sometimes, apart from them being well known for the infamous lasting perfection concealer. Anyway, I cannot fault this liner and I have to say I feel it does last for 24 hours too. Sometimes I do forget to take my makeup off and so I can say this does last for a long time without smudging. I personally prefer felt tip liners to create a cat flick as I find them easier to control.

I also love how the tip of this eyeliner is fairly thin so you can create a thin line if you want to, or you can angle the pen and create a thicker line. I really cannot fault this eyeliner as I've repurchased it about 6 or 7 times now which is saying something! I store this upside down in a jar so it doesn't dry out as quickly.

What's your favourite eyeliner?

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Top 3 Soap & Glory Makeup Products

Since I've been home for Easter I've been going through my whole make up collection and rediscovered my Soap and Glory Glow All Out Highlighting Powder which gave me the idea for this post. 

First off we have the Lid Stuff Quad in What's Nude and as you can see from the photo below, this palette is well loved. I've hit pan on two of the shades and this is always in my make up bag. It's perfect for both a day and night time look. When I first bought this a few years ago I'd not seen any other bloggers talk about it, but now it's become more popular and I'm so glad other people love it as much as I do.

As I mentioned earlier I had forgotten about the Glow All Out Luminizing Powder until I went through my collection. I picked this up a while ago on 3 for 2 and it's a beautiful pink toned highlight that just gives a beautiful subtle glow, perfect for Spring and Summer. I really think this would suit any skin tone and would look gorgeous on anyone. If you're super pale like me you can also wear this as a blush if you apply a little more.

Finally is the Lip Lacquer in Charm Offensive. I received this with my S&G Christmas Gift Box which was a birthday present from my Mum. I cannot explain how much I love this lacquer - it's just brilliant and I have to say, probably in my top 5 lip products of the year. It has amazing staying power, is a beautiful wearable pink and also it doesn't wear off in an awkward manner like some other lip products do (you know the whole line around the edge of your lips effect). I have found with all the other S&G lip glosses I own such as Mother Pucker that I don't get on with the smell and taste, however Charm Offensive is not like that at all which is a bonus.

So there we have it, my top 3 S&G makeup products. Have you tried any Soap and Glory makeup?

Monday, 13 April 2015

Top Picks For Spring Nail Polishes

Last week I blogged about my top 5 lipsticks for Spring and I thought today I'd share with you my favourite nail polishes. I will admit, usually I only wear a burgundy or red polish throughout the whole year and ignore spring trends but this year it's been different. I've been wearing more colour polishes and I'm loving it. Barry M's Strawberry Ice Cream was a favourite of mine when I was in secondary school and I fell in love with it again. The only downside is because it's a pastel shade it does require a good 2 or 3 coats. Next up is the polish that I'm wearing right now, Rimmel's Rose Libertine. It's just a perfect coral pink shade that just looks so feminine and beautiful. It dries super quick too which is always an added bonus. 
MUA's U Rock is a shade that unfortunately isn't available anymore but a lilac shade is perfect for Spring. It just brightens up any look and isn't too overpowering. My final pick is from Miss Sporty's Clubbing Colours range. Green Lemmon 330 is a gorgeous shade and it has a wide brush which makes application so much faster.

What are your favourite nail polishes for Spring?

Sunday, 12 April 2015

52 Weeks Project | Week 15


This week has been another super busy week for me. On Wednesday some of my family from Australia came over and it was so lovely to see them and catch up and on Friday I saw my family from Essex and we all went out for lunch (which was delicious, and pictured above). I've also been attempting to de-clutter and tidy my room which is going quite well. 

What have you got up to this week?

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Top 5 Spring Lipsticks | Drugstore Edition

It finally feels like Spring in the UK and so I've been changing up my make up a bit and today I wanted to share with you my top 5 Spring lipsticks. The best part of my top 5 is that the most expensive lipstick is £8.

I'll start off with Topshop's Macaroon which was a lipstick I found in my collection a few weeks ago. I'd bought it last summer and completely forgotten about it but I love how versatile this lipstick is, I can wear it for both day and night looks and it's beautiful. It's also not too drying which is great for a matte lipstick. Revlon's Balm Stain 'Honey' is my one of my favourite lipsticks for all year round. It's a beautiful 'my lips but better' shade and it just adds a slight bit of colour to my make up look. 
Collection's Cream Puff in Fairy Cake has been a favourite of mine for a long time now, firstly it smells gorgeous - just like cake and who doesn't want that?! They're also the cheapest of my top 5 at only £2.99 each and they're such a smooth formula. Revlon Lip Butters have been popular among bloggers for a couple of years and Sorbet is the perfect shade for summer. Finally, Soap and Glory's Lip Lacquer in Charm Offensive has been a favourite of mine since the start of the year. I've posted a full review of it here. It's a perfect pretty pink shade that would look gorgeous on everyone.

So, there we have my top 5 Spring lipsticks. What are your favourite lipsticks for Spring?

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

How To Beat Bloggers Block | Advice

From time to time I have bloggers block, and I'm sure you can all relate too. Sometimes I struggle with thinking of new blog post ideas and other times I struggle with photography. I have a few tips for overcoming bloggers block

Read other blogs | I cannot stress this one enough if you've lost your blogging mojo. I find reading other blogs is my biggest inspiration and I personally find this usually helps me to get my mojo back. I also love looking on the 'explore' page on Bloglovin as I'll end up reading blogs I wouldn't usually.

Blog post ideas | As I just mentioned I love reading other blogs, but if I'm still stuck for inspiration I find this, this and this list of blog post ideas from other bloggers helpful.

Instagram and Flickr | If you're struggling with blog photography inspiration I find the bbloggers tag really useful. Also if you're a photography lover like me I'm sure you'll have heard of Flickr and I used to be obsessed with this website when I was considering photography as a degree and to this day, I find so many inspirational photographers on there.

Take a break | Sometimes we all need a little break and I'm sure none of your followers will mind, after all we're all human. If taking a break is what you feel what help, do not feel guilty about it as blogging can be really hard work and sometimes a little overwhelming. 

How do you get your blogging mojo back?

Sunday, 5 April 2015

52 Weeks Project | Week 14 Happy Easter


Happy Easter lovelies! I realise this post is a little later than usual but I've been stuffing my face with a delicious Easter lunch courtesy of my Dad and I've had some chocolate too of course. This week has been so nice, I'm home for Easter so I've been able to see my friends and family so I'm really happy.

I've been out for coffee and breakfast and afternoon treats with my friends this week as you can see from my photos. I also walked my neighbours dog Beau for them yesterday as they were out for the day and she's gorgeous. I obviously had to include a photo of my cat Dora too as she was sat with my whilst I was writing my uni assignment. 

I'm currently sat watching TV with my parents sipping a glass of rosé so as you can probably guess I'm really enjoying being at home!

How has your week been? Have you done anything special for Easter Sunday?