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Monday, 6 July 2015

Freedom Makeup | Haul & First Impressions

A few weeks ago a new makeup brand called Freedom Makeup launched their line and I was so excited to try a few things out so I headed straight to the website and bought myself a few items. Today I will be sharing with you the products I bought and first impressions of some of them too.
Overall, I am impressed with the majority of the products and I have reviews coming up very soon so keep an eye out for those if you're interested in trying anything from this brand.

Have you tried anything from Freedom Makeup yet?

Sunday, 5 July 2015

52 Weeks Project | Weeks 26 & 27

Week 26 & 27

I've had a really busy past two weeks, which is why I completely missed posting last weeks edition of 52 weeks project. I went to London and had such an amazing time, and I am no longer petrified of the tube, yay for me! I was such a tourist but I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked. However, I did go to the Shoreditch food festival and had a pulled pork bun which I 100% recommend to anyone who's in London over summer. 

I've also travelled back to Southampton twice in the past two weeks, once to clean my uni house and once again to move into a new house. Our new house is so much nicer and doesn't really feel like a student house which I love. It's clean, light and doesn't feel like a cave which our last one did.
It's also been so hot in the UK, which I'm not used to but it was so lovely to see the sun for a while!

So overall, it's been a busy couple of weeks for me but I'm finally settling into a routine again! What have you been up to?

Saturday, 4 July 2015

My Favourite Summer Lip Combo

At the moment I've been loving a combination of two products on my lips so I'm sharing that with you today. Recently the weather has been super hot in the UK and this combination lasts in the heat with no smudging and lasts for hours.

I simply apply my Essence lip liner first and fill in all of my lips and then I pop a little bit of Posietint over the top. By adding Posietint it adds a little moisture to my lips as well, and even though the Essence lip liners aren't drying it's still nice to have.

This combination will last hours and has held up in the heatwave we've been having the UK so for me, this is a brilliant look for summer.

What's your favourite lip product for summer?

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

My Favourite Jeans Ever | New Look Skinny Ripped Jeans

I'm going to put it out there, I used to hate wearing jeans with a passion. I'm a pear shape (way bigger on my bottom half than I am on top) and previously I've never been able to find jeans that fit me. My problem is that I'm an 8 on my top half, including my waist and then my hips are a 12-14 so therefore jeans never fit me before they would either be too big around my waist or not make it past my thigh.

I was wandering around New Look browsing for some jeans I'd seen online and I finally found them (after searching about 3 different stores). High waisted, super skinny and ripped knee - it was like a dream! 

I know there are a lot of body shots in this post, and in all honestly I'm nervous about posting them but I wanted to share with you all the best jeans I have ever found. They are so affordable as well, especially if you think Topshop jeans are around £40 and I haven't found any that I like as much as this pair. I can't fully describe how comfortable these are to wear as well, I don't want to rip them off the second I walk into my house and they don't irritate me whatsoever. 

These fit perfectly around my waist and my hips and bum AND they're comfy too - I can even lunge in them (yep, I really did do this to demonstrate to my friend that they fit well). If you are looking for a new pair of jeans, I really recommend looking in New Look for some as I will definitely be picking up some more of these!

Where do you buy your jeans from? Have you ever tried New Look jeans?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Ruby Tuesday | Max Factor Review

Until fairly recently I was 'afraid' of red lipstick if you will, I just didn't think it would suit me. However, since trying a few I have found that I can wear it and feel confident so today I'm sharing with you my current favourite red lippy. 

The packaging is sleek but is still pleasing to the eyes, and I love lipsticks that show you what shade is in the tube (I hope I'm not the only one?!) as it makes it easier when I'm looking through my collection. I was surprised at how moisturising this lipstick is as I've not previously tried lipsticks from Max Factor. 

I would describe this shade as a true red that I think would suit everyone as it's so flattering. If you've been watching OITNB this is the kind of shade I can imagine Red wearing on a daily basis. I am so impressed with the staying power of this lipstick as well. I wore it on a night out and only re-applied it a maximum of twice which is amazing for a night out! 

Before I apply the lipstick I simply apply my Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Red Dynamite first and apply Ruby Tuesday straight from the bullet and I'm good to go.

I really do urge you to try this lipstick if you're on the hunt for the perfect true red lipstick as I am becoming obsessed with it!

What's your go to red lipstick?

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Small Topshop Beauty Haul

 Molten Eyeliner - £1 // Sheer Lip Applause - £3

I popped into Topshop the other day with my friends with no intention of buying anything but then...I saw reduced makeup and I couldn't resist. I love all the bits from the Topshop beauty range I've tried previously so I was fairly certain I would also like these. 

When I first picked this up I wasn't sure if I'd wear it as the shade is a little out of my comfort zone, but as the name suggest it is a sheer lipstick so I love it. It can be worn in the day time or evening and is so moisturising which is always a bonus. 
Sadly I cannot find the link for this eyeliner online anywhere, but if you like the look of it I'm sure it's still in your local store. I picked it up since blue eyeliner is on trend this summer and since it was only £1 if I didn't like it, it won't break the bank. This liner has amazing staying power, I tried to remove it with a wipe, I then showered and eventually it came off with some Garnier Micellar Water! I am so impressed with this, and although I only wear it on my lower lash line it adds a little pop of colour. 

The swatches above show how beautiful both the sheer lipstick and the eyeliner are. I'm so glad I picked them both up and I only spent a total of £4 which I think is a bargain. 

Have you tried any of the Topshop makeup range? If so, what do you recommend?

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Where I've Been & Update

Some of you may have noticed (or not as the case may be) that I've not been posting as much recently but I've been super busy so I'm sorry for that! I'm currently sat editing photos and writing up blog posts for the coming week as I'll also be busy that week. 

A few things have happened recently so I thought I'd give you a little update.

I've joined slimming world this week | I don't need to lose weight for health reasons or anything of the sort, I just want to be more comfortable in myself. So far, I'm not doing great as I'm trying to get used to it, but I'm excited to see the results.

I've moving into a new uni house | At the beginning of July I'm moving uni house, I'll still be living with the same people (and I couldn't ask for better housemates) but we're moving to a nicer house and I'm excited.

I've finally found some jeans that FIT | Okay, this one may sound silly but I'm pear shaped and really struggle to find jeans that fit, but at last I have some! I'll be making a blog post about them soon, incase any of you lovely lot are also pear shaped and struggle with finding jeans that fit properly.

I have a job again | Coming home from uni and trying to find a job has been difficult, especially as I can't drive. However, I have a few shifts at the same place I used to work at since I was 16 and it's nice to be earning some money again.

So, there's my little update and look out for the upcoming blogposts in the coming weeks!