Sunday, 19 October 2014

52 Weeks Project | Week 41


This week has involved a lot of extra uni work, researching, reading and reviewing lectures. I obviously knew second year was going to include more work but I didn't expect it to be this much, this early! It really feels like Autumn now so layering up is a necessity!

How has your week been?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Recent Beauty Purchases | Haul

I thought I'd share a few products I've purchased recently as I'm loving them. I stumbled past the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs whilst in Tesco and it was only £4 instead of £9.99 at Boots so I knew I had to pick it up! It's a cross between fake tan and foundation for your legs and it's brilliant. I have a few scars and marks on my legs I wanted to cover up and this did the job perfectly, I'll be sure to have a full review up in the future. 

I also picked up my first Tanya Burr lipgloss in Vampire Kiss and it's gorgeous, I should have picked one up sooner. It's perfect on it's own or over the top of a lipstick. I'm definitely going to pick up a few others when I next can!

What have you bought recently?

Sunday, 12 October 2014

52 Weeks Project | Week 40


This past week marked the end of my Freshers fortnight which ended with the Freshers Ball. I know this isn't the best photo but a mix of fair rides, alcohol and a club is a good way to end freshers in my opinion, there was also a van doing Chinese take aways so what else could I really want?

This week I've been given all the deadlines for my exams, assignments and presentations and I've realised how much work I actually have to do before Christmas. It's going to be hectic, but hopefully worth it in the end! 

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

My Autumn Beauty Essentials | Drugstore

W7 In The Buff // Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick '30' // Barry M Raspberry // 17 Metallic Eyes 'Wild Nude' 
 17 Blusher 'Plum Puff' // Collection Eyeshadow Pencil 'Hot Chocolate 4'

I've mentioned this palette quite a few times now but I adore it. It's perfect for everyday and night time looks too and it's a bargain at under £6. I'd recommend this to anyone who can't afford the Naked palette but wants a palette with very similar shades in.

At the moment this is my favourite Autumn lipstick, I wear it both day and night. In the day time I just dab it on my lips to give a more subtle look and for a night time look I apply it straight from the tube. 

I mentioned this polish in my top 3 polishes for Autumn post and I still love it. It's just the perfect Autumnal shade and I love Barry M polishes, it's the perfect nail polish for me.

Seventeen Metallic Eyes 'Wild Nude'
I think this has since been discontinued but there are many similar options out there such as the Maybelline Colour Tattoos. It's a beautiful nude cream eyeshadow that's perfect to put on in a rush or as a base for an eyeshadow look.

This is my favourite Autumn blush as it's a deep plum colour (hence the name) but it's not too overpowering but it is very pigmented so needs to be applied with a light hand. I have quite a large blush collection so this wasn't an easy pick, but it's a gorgeous shade.

I've been loving using a little bit of this on my lash line instead of liquid liner, it has a much more subtle feel about it. It can also be worn as an eyeshadow, although it can crease a little after a few hours.

What are your Autumn beauty favourites?

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Autumn Tag 2014

I saw this tag done by Fee over at MakeupSavvy and I thought it was only right that I did one myself since I love Autumn!

1. Ok we're talking coffee's - what's your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero etc?  
Starbucks is my go to place for coffee before my 9am lectures and I love the Toffee Nut Latte's and I'd love to try the Caramel Brûlée Latte this year. 

2. Accessories - what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?
I love boots and I'm on the look out for some new ones this year, but boots and a scarf are my favourites. I love feeling so cosy with a scarf on and fluffy socks under my boots, don't pretend you don't do it too!

3. Music - what's your favourite music to listen to during Autumn?
I listen to the same music all year round, with the exception of Christmas music of course.
4. Perfume - what's your favourite scent for this time of year?
I'm not good at this question, I just wear the same old scents all year round! I might ask for a new perfume for Christmas though as I feel I do need a new scent.

5. Candles - what scents will you be burning this season?
I've not brought many candles to uni with me this year as I left all my packing until last minute so I forgot but I love Christmas Cookie by Yankee Candle. 

6. What do you love most about Autumn?
I love the cosy nights in with a hot drink, fairy lights, comfy pyjamas and Netflix. I also love the idea of crisp Autumn mornings where everything is covered in frost, although I'm not actually a morning person it makes getting up so early a little easier as it's pretty. I love that I can wear oversized jumpers and cosy cardigans again.

7. Favourite makeup look?
I love dark berry lipsticks and winged eyeliner or nude lips and gold toned eyeshadows. I've recently bought a purple toned lipstick too which I've worn a few times and I'm actually enjoying wearing it quite a lot! 
8. What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?
I'm looking forward to evenings staying in and snuggling in bed watching TV and making mental wish lists of all the Autumn/Winter clothes I want but can't afford. I'm also looking forward to Bonfire Night which I love!

Feel free to do this tag if you want to and if you do, let me know and I'll check it out :)

Sunday, 5 October 2014

52 Weeks Project | Week 39


As I mentioned in my update post yesterday I've been really quite busy this week abut after the Freshers Ball tonight the freshers events will be over. I've officially started lectures again which includes four 9am starts which I'm not pleased about but at least I'm finished by 11am most days! 

Yesterday afternoon I had lunch in a nice little cafe in town with my friends and then I spent the rest of the day watching Ugly Betty in bed, which in my opinion is the best way to cure a hangover!

How has your week been? Have you done anything exciting?

Saturday, 4 October 2014

A Little Update

My posts have been few and far between recently and I apologise for that. My two weeks of freshers is now over and lectures are back in full swing and I have four 9am starts and I'm not a morning person at all! I've been so busy with moving into a house, a new timetable, new lecturers, takeaways and far too many hangovers!

I've had such a good freshers, but still not as good as last year when I was a real fresher. I've still not unpacked everything yet which I really need to get around to but I have put up fairy lights, an obvious essential! Uni is great as usual and I'm loving that it feels Autumnal because that just reminds me of cosy nights with a hot drink and a blanket and Netflix.

I've been planning blog posts in my head which will all be posted soon and I'm going to get myself back into a routine of posting regularly and I'm excited as I've got my blogging mojo back too. Although I haven't been posting, I've still been reading lots of blogs but I have a few more to catch up on.

I hope you're all well!