Wednesday, 17 July 2013

So, I actually graduated!

Hey guys!
 
July has been so hectic and amazing, so there have been very little posts, I'm also on holiday for a few days next week but hopefully after that regular posts will follow!
 
Yesterday was my University graduation, I attained a Bachelor 2:2 degree with honours in English Language, and honestly, I couldn't be happier. I was so nervous about the whole ceremony, especially since I was one of the first ones to go on stage, but everything was fine and my nerves calmed as soon as I was there are chatting away to my best friend.
 
I figured I would post some pictures of my day, after-all, it's a day I will never forget. I loved the experience, I had so much fun, and to top it all off, there was free cake. Who doesn't love free cake?

  
 
 
 
 
 
Not too many photo's up on here, I'll possibly upload some to flickr later today, it was lovely and sunny all day and so much fun running around pretending to be a Hogwarts student!
 
Amy x
 
 

 
 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Floral rose Nail Art! ~

 
Hey guys!
 
Today I am helping out at the place where my Mum works, it's a place called 'Rosewood Villa' (yes, like Pretty Little Liars. It amuses me too) and it is the anniversary of them being open, so they are holding a summer Fair. To be supportive some of the staff are wearing logo tshirts, or dressing up for the occasion, my Mum and I decided that floral Rose nails were enough!
 
My obsession with nail art disappeared for a while but I think I'm on a roll again with it, and so I painted both my nails and her nails, I had a pretty fun time too!
 
 
 
First is my Mams nails, these were very simple, Kath Kidson inspired Rose nails, I'm really not used to painting other peoples nails, so I was pretty proud at how these turned out! Even though they were really easy I think they're pretty effective and my Mam can't wait to show them off later!
 
 
My nails didn't turn out so well, for some reason they look better on camera though! I started with a nude colour and then done black and holographic silver stripes before using acrylic paints to create a flower pattern, almost like a border. I messed up on of the nails so I went ahead and made an accent nail using different studs and gems.
 
If you would like to see more nail art posts just let me know, when I find some inspiration again, I might just post again!
 
Hope you all have a great day!
 
Amy xx


Friday, 5 July 2013

My Birthday 'Haul'



Hey Hi Hello!
 
As some of you may know it was my birthday a few days ago and I figured I'd show a few things I was given! This isn't to brag, I really enjoy these videos and posts, I like to be nebby, so I figured I would join in with  a quick post.
 
 
 
The first thing, and to me one of the most exciting, was a new camera! It's like a baby DSLR, it's so small and cute and amazing! I've taken photographs with it already, the next ones in the post were with this. I'm really not used to it yet, there are manual controls and everything and it's confusing, I'm really not used to a camera with so many controls! It's the Canon SX500, I have no idea how much it was, I'm guessing around £200, so I'm very lucky. This was from my parents!
 
 
As from my parents were some books and a 3DS game. These are things I've wanted for ages and I can't wait to start reading/ playing them! I'm so excited about the Khaled Hosseini book, I loved his earlier ones, they will forever be favourites of mine, so I really hope this is just as good!
 
 
I also got lots of Lush goodies! I love bath bombs and bubble bars for those rare times I actually want a bath not a shower, so it was really nice to get a few! I'm also very excited, but also very scared, of the shower jelly, I will be trying it tomorrow! It's fair to say I knew that I was getting these before I opened the box, the smell is pretty easy to identify!
 
 
 
From my Siblings I got this Ralph Lauren Perfeme set, I was not expecting it at all! I felt so grateful because they don't have much money to spare but my sister knew how much I wanted it and I will be sure to repay her! I also got a cute SugarSkull mug and packet of M&M's.
 
 
I am sure you all know how much I love converse and I've never had a plain black pair so I got these lovelies from my Grandma and Grandad. I did wear these before taking this picture, hence why they are a little dirty. Converse need to look worn, you know?
 
I also got things not shown here, I got tickets for 3 nights in Manchester with my sister, Euro's for my upcoming holiday, a t-shirt, a cute piggybank and some nail varnishes!
 
I am so grateful for everything and had a great day! The day of my birthday I didn't do anything but lounge around in the house and relax, yesterday I went on an adventure with my friend Laura to Duhram and had an explore, then I went to the pub for a quiz. Tomorrow I'm going for a meal with some close friends and my siblings to end the birthday festivities!
 
Amy x
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, 1 July 2013

These are a few of my favourite things: June

 
Ello Ello Ello!
 
 
I can't believe it's July already! I turn 21 in two days and I am still in complete denial that I am an adult. But let us not go off track here, let's talk favourites! This month I seem to have gathered up a few things that I've been loving, a few of them have previously been mentioned in posts but some are things I've kept a bit secret from you guys so far!
 
Let's get to it!
 
First off is a skincare product, I've featured it in a previous blog post. Behold the Vitamin C facial radiance capsules from The Bodyshop. It's basically a primer for your night moisturiser, it sounds strange, but it works. It claims to revitalise dehydrated skin and make it look more radiant, I honestly think it does. I wake up and my skin is still soft to couch, it feels plumber and looks brighter. The downside is the price, at £15 for only a months worth of uses I think it could be cheaper, I will repurchase when I run out though, The Bodyshop always seems to have offers on so I'll buy it then.
 
 
Another Bodyshop product?! Yes! This is their honey bronzer in  'light matte', I was drawn in by the glorious packaging, both the product and the packaging looks like honeycomb, I decided to buy this on impulse, I've never gotten along with bronzer, but this has changed me. It's not orange at all on the skin, despite my face being milk bottle white in colour. I've been converted! I also think this was around the £15 mark.
 
 
Next up is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo eyeshadow in 'Pomegranate', this again was an impulse buy. I was at first scared by the colour, it's pretty much a red colour with shimmer running through it, I had no idea how I would wear it, but I wanted to make it work! I tend to use this as a base for a dark brown or terracotta coloured eyeshadow and it looks really nice, you don't really see much of the red but it looks lovely.
 
 
Next is the Soap & Glory 'Archery' product for brows, I have the shade 'Love is Blonde'. This product has saved me from terrible brows, it's the best brow product I've ever tried. One side is a little brush that lets out a little bit of colour, great for natural looking brows, but to cover up any sparse areas. The other end is a regular pencil used to define the shape of the eyes and fill in the brows to make them a little bit stronger. I tend to use the brush part first, then a little bit of the pencil, it's honestly amazing.
 
 
Finally is the Topshop PH lipstick in 'crystal', it's one of those lipsticks which is supposed to adjust to your natural lip colour, so it looks different on everyone. On me it leaves a lovely bright pink wash of colour, it's very moisturising and soft, almost like a balm with more pigmentation. I've loved wearing this just for those days where I want something that isn't a matte bright orange colour.
 
That's everything guys! What have you been loving? Let me know!
 
Amy xx 


Friday, 21 June 2013

Hello Bloglovin' !

 
Hey guys!
I've heard through the grapevine that in a few weeks Google reader will be no longer. This is just a very quick post to say that I do have Bloglovin' so if you want to follow me on there then feel free!
 
Feel free to leave your links below so I can make sure I'm following you too!
 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Beauty Blog Swap with A Little Personal Shopper!

 
 
Hey guys!
 
A couple of weeks ago I found out that Kat from 'Tales of a pale face' was organising a blog spot and didn't hesitate to join it. I've wanted to do a blog swap for a while now so this was the perfect opportunity! I was paired up with Verity from 'A little Personal Shopper' and I had so much fun talking to her about what kind of things we liked, we also found a mutual love of orange lipstick! The price we set for this swap was around £30, not including postage.
 
 
We both sent out or Parcels yesterday and mine arrived today, I nearly jumped on the postman when it arrived, I got a little bit excited and may have possibly scared him... just a little. I opened it up to find a card and individually wrapped gifts, I was under instructions to open the letter first, so that is what I did!
 
I tried to read this from the left page and was very confused for at least five minutes until I realised the writing started on the right. I'm not the brightest crayon in the box. I loved all of the little notes, and she also wished me a happy birthday which was very very sweet!
Onto the gifts!
 
 
First off, I love everything I received, I want to say a huge thank you to Verity for being so amazing at present finding and also thanks to Kat for organising the whole thing! As you can see I received 6 things in my package and I am so excited to use and review everything!
 
I forgot to photograph the items in the order I was told to open them, apologies, I was just too impatient to wait because I wanted to use them right away and the idea slipped my mind!


 
The first thing I was told to open was the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze', I do already have one but I was very happy to see another one, Verity told me it was her favourite eyeshadow and I really have to agree with her, I adore the colour and I use it pretty much everyday! So another one in the collection won't go wrong!
 
When I opened the Bourjois chocolate bronzer I was very excited! I'm had my eye on it a while but for some reason never picked it up, I love that she took into account my pale skin when buying this and I'm looking forward to testing it out. I just love that it looks like chocolate!
 
Next is the Maybelline Falsies Flared mascara, I tried the original falsies when it was released and really liked it, so I'm intrigued to see how much I enjoy this one.
 

 
This Palette was number 4 on her list and she wrote that 'it might be good on the go', she also wrote that I might want to swap the eyeshadow but I really really love every single component of this. I love the idea that she picked out every component to make this up, there's two eyeshadows, a blush and a bronzer, I love it so much. I  don't really use black eyeshadow all that often, but I'm willing to give it a try, it's possibly the prettiest shadow I've ever seen.


 
Last but not least are two lipsticks, and surprisingly she got me two that I don't have already, I swear my collection is bigger than the amount they stock in Boots. The first one is Sleeks 'Tangerine Scream' which is a super bright orange, it's been on my list forever now but It's never available in my local Superdrug so when I opened the package I actually squealed, I'm pretty sure it's going to become a firm summer favourite. The very last product was the Rimmel 'Kate' lipstick in shade number 13, it's a pinky colour, verging on red, it's really gorgeous too!
 
I'm so happy Verity was my partner, she really managed to pick products that I know I will love and I'm really very grateful.  I will speak to you all very soon!
 
If anyone wants to ever do a swap just drop me a comment or email and I'll get back to you!
 
Amy x
 
 

The Body Shop: Facial Radiance Capsules!

 
 
Hey guys!
A few weeks ago I went for a bit of a splurge in the Body Shop because I had a voucher that got me 50% off and one of the things I picked up was the 'Vitamin C radiance capsules'. I spotted them online a few months ago and I was curious, but with a price tag of £15 I didn't want to buy them, they just seemed a bit too expensive, especially when there are only 28 capsules in the box.
 
 
 
The idea is that you use the cream inside the capsules before you apply your moisturiser on a night-time, so it's almost like a primer. The website says that it will "smooth and revive skin’s appearance to enhance your natural glow." and it's aimed at people will dull skin.
 
 The capsules look tiny, you simply twist the top of it to open it, at first I thought there would never be enough in one small capsule but there was just enough to cover my face. Of course, using these every night would mean there wasn't even enough to last a month, which I think is a little bit of a short time considering the price tag. I've decided to just use these when my skin needs a bit of a boost, every 2-3 days.
 
 
I've been using these for around three weeks now and I can honestly say that I am in love! When I wake up in the morning my skin looks brighter, feels smoother and generally looks healthier. Usually my moisturiser has disappeared by morning, I don't really see any improvement, this however has changed all of that and I'm much happier, and much more confident, in my skincare routine and how my skin looks.
 
If you have dull looking skin, and want it to feel much more 'fresh' or 'awake' I really recommend this, I will be buying again when I run out, although I think I'll wait for another offer. The Body Shop are great for having offers on, currently there's a sale and 40% off both Online and In-store, just check their website for details!
 
What do you guys think about the idea of a  Primer for skin care products? I kind of like it, especially if they work!
 
Amy x
 


Wednesday, 19 June 2013

My Bedford Adventures!

Hey guys!
My last post mentioned that I was going on a little holiday to visit family in Bedford, I've actually been home a few days now but I've been too busy to blog, I also lost my camera lead so I couldn't upload pictures.

I figured I would write a little post about what I got up to.

On the first day we headed off to Cambridge, a place I absolutely love, it's so pretty and it has great shops That I would never find here in Newcastle. As soon as we got there we went for lunch, if you're wondering what I had, it was Barbecue rack of ribs with sweet potato fries, heaven on a plate! Seriously though, it was good. We then headed to the shops, I ended up not actually buying much apart from a sweet cropped Tee and a bracelet as a Christmas gift. It was a fun day though! After the long coach ride the previous day I was knackered by the time we wanted to go back, so I fell asleep on the bus, much to the annoyance of my cousin and sister.

The second day was my favourite by far, we went to London!! As someone who lives seven hours away from London it was nice to be able to get there fairly quickly on the train, it only took an hour and bam! We were stood on a platform in St Pancras station. I was actually pretty scary for my sister and I, we've only been to London a few times, and that was always with parents, we also had never really used the Tube station, it was pretty nerve wrecking at first to be thrown into a busy station, without any guidance, and have to find our way around.

Our first stop was Oxford Street and Carnaby Street, here I didn't buy anything at all apart from the best Cookie I've ever eaten in my life! I fell in love with Carnaby Street though and hope to go back soon. After this it was to Camden! Camden is possibly my favourite place in the UK, it's full of different cultures and market stalls selling amazing things you wouldn't find anywhere else. Of course I spent all of my money here. Again when it was time to go back I was really tired, I swear I'm not lazy though!

On our final day we stayed in until way past noon because we all needed a lie-in and then we headed into Bedford town. We didn't really do much besides hang around Costa for hours, but hey, there's nothing wrong with that! 

Overall I had a great time, bad coach journeys aside.

New post later today! Xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

On a Jolly Holiday!

Hey guys,

Just a quick post to say that I'm not disappearing from the blogger community just yet, I haven't died, nothing major, I'm just lacking posts because I am on a mini holiday with my sister!

As exams are over we decided to celebrate by taking a week to visit family in the south of England, a long coach trip later and we arrived! My family live in Bedford but we've obviously got plans to travel to other places. As I type I'm actually on a bus on the way back from Cambridge with a few goods that I'm sure will crop up in a haul next week!

I get home on Friday night, I have work on the weekend but regular posts will resume after that!

Hope you all have a great week wherever you are!

Amy xx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Etsy gift Guide: Favourite Etsy Products and Sellers.

 
Hey guys!
 
I have a really love for the online website Etsy.com, if you've never heard of it before it's a site full of individual sellers from all over the world who sell their own products. It's full of cute, kitch, vintage and unique products from small businesses. It's my go-to place to find birthday gifts, because it's a site where I can buy something a bit different, something you probably haven't seen before!
 
I'm currently looking for a few birthday presents, both for girls, and I keep spotting things I could buy for Christmas too, I know, it's a bit early! But anyway, I figured it might be helpful to do a kind of gift guide or favourite Etsy Store post, so that I can tell everyone else about a few products that I'm in love with!
 
I will put the prices of each product underneath the corresponding picture, click any picture and you'll also be taken straight to the product on the sellers Etsy page.
 
CreaMellow
 
 
Pac-Man and Ghost Ring - Gold // R013-GD // Pacman rings,unique rings,adjustable rings,stretch rings,cute ring,fun rings
Pacman Ring ~ £7.31
 
Space Invaders Necklace - Gold // N039-GD // Gold Plated, Best friend Gift, Birthday Gift, cute, adorable, everyday jewelry, simple pendant,
Space Invaders Necklace ~ £5.32
 
Lotus Flower Necklace - Silver // N062-SV //  flower necklace,lotus pendant necklace,cute necklace,unique necklace,women necklace
Lotus flower Necklace ~ £6.65

 
Not only does the seller have very tiny cute rings, bracelets and necklaces for younger people, they also have pieces that look timeless, that your parents and maybe even grandparents would love!
Everything looks so sleek and adorable and I want to buy everything, not only as gifts for but myself too!
 
The three pictures above showcase some of my favourite products from their store, you can see how simple they are, but all the same they are just stunning! I'm seriously considering buying the Pacman ring for my sister.
 
What's also great is that they're pretty affordable, with prices that are comparable to Topshop. What's different though is that these products aren't found all over England, it's a brand based in Korea, it's pretty much a guarantee that the person you're buying for won't have anything like this already.
 
The postage costs are also really cheap considering the products are handmade and coming from another country, I believe they ship everywhere for the delivery cost of £2.66, when buying two or more products for each one you buy you add 33p to the total delivery cost, which is still pretty low considering how much you can spend just on buying a few stamps!
 
909Cherry
 
Darren Device Case
Darren Criss Device Cover ~ £9.97
 
Berry Gameboy Device Case
Gameboy Device Cover ~ £9.97
 
This is a company I've bought from before, the seller, Kristen, is amazing and gave great customer service when I bought from her. I actually bought the first device cover as a gift for my Darren Criss/ Glee obsessed sister at Christmas, it was advertised as an Iphone cover but after a quick message to her she agreed to make it to fit a Blackberry without any problems, for an extra $2 it was well worth seeing my sisters face when she opened the box.
 
She also sells cases for Ipads, Ipad Minis, Blackberrys, with a quick message you can get the size, shape and colour changed as long as you do it before you order anything!
 
I highly recommend this seller is you want a super cute, totally original gift for a electronics junkie! Postage also isn't too bad, costing just under £5 for one item, like many other sellers for each extra item you buy, you pay an extra delivery price, this time being £2.66. (These prices are for delivery to the UK)
 
MissPatisserieLtd

Madame Bubble Bar Gift Tin
Madame Bubble Bar Tin ~ £15.50

Mango Bath Bomb Lollipop
Mango Lollipop Bath Bomb ~ £3.30

Again, this is a seller I've never ordered from before but I've really fallen in love with their cute gift sets and individual bath bombs. Going to Lush and picking something out is always going to be a good idea, but these offer things that are a bit different from the norm and the prices aren't too radical either.

With bath goodies in the shapes of cupcakes and lollipops and names such as 'Macaroon bath melts' and 'Sundea best Cupcake Bath Bomb', they sounds, and look, amazing, almost good enough to eat!

For this company the prices differ from product to product, so it's something you'll have to look into, obviously the larger gift tins are going to cost more to post out, I still don't think the prices are too bad considering that they're hand-made and from a small brand. Like the other products featured the brand don't offer a fixed delivery sot and you have to pay a small amount extra per product purchased.


I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe it gave you a few gift ideas! I might make this a blog segment every few weeks, it's not only Christmas when people need gift ideas after all!

Amy x

 

Friday, 31 May 2013

What's in my bag? ~

 
Hey guys!
I figured I'd do something a bit different today and do the ever so popular 'what's in my bag' tag. It's not too interesting really but I figured some of you may enjoy reading this!
 

 
 
So this is my bag! I got it for my Birthday last year after spotting it on Ebay. I believe it's a copy of a designer bag but I'm not sure which designer. I can't find a link for it now though. It's a black suede shoulder bag with lots of leather straps and buckles hanging all over it, very me.
 
It seems quite small on the inside at first but it's like the Tardis, you can fit so much in! Luckily I'm not someone who carries around a bazillion things.
 

 
 
So this is what I carry on most days, bar the sunglasses, they only come out once in a blue moon.
 
For some reason I always seem to have a lot of lip products hanging around in my bag, I don't bother taking a huge make-up bag of products, I sometimes take eyeliner but not very often. I tend to wear make-up I think is quite long-lasting so I don't really have to reapply throughout the day. My lack of make-up in there could also have something to do with laziness. I do have a mirror though, so that counts for something!
 
I have a book in my bag constantly, I'm a huge bookworm and I travel on buses a lot so it's my form of entertainment, along with my phone of course. Currently I have dawn of the Dead in there although I haven't actually started it yet. Oops. I always have headphones too, I cannot live without my music, I'd probably go insane.
 
I have three sets of keys because I am constantly losing mine, I have one in my room, one downstairs and one in my bag, just because I am incapable of keeping them in the same place.
 
There's always loose change in the bottom of my bag because I just toss it in there and then get a huge surprise when I realize I have enough pennies to pay for a Starbucks.
 
I tend to keep snacks in my bag too, If I go out alone I sometimes forget to eat, I don't really like sitting anywhere and eating by myself and I also don't like carrying around food like pasties or sandwiches, so crisps and biscuits always make an appearance.
 
My passport is something you guys will never see the inside of, my picture will probably give you nightmares, with the long black hair and glare from hell it's enough to make a grown man cry. I do need to keep it on me though, I get ID'd everywhere, I mean, EVERYWHERE. I'm almost 21 and I got ID'd for a 15 film last week. *slow clap*
 
 
I don't wear my glasses that often, I always wore them for lectures but now I don't have any I don't really have a use for them. I9 do keep them there though, just in case. I really love the huge frames and purple colour.
 
 
Finally, my Vivienne Westwood purse. I bought this a few months ago in Leeds and I freaking love it! It's my baby. I really love the colour, how massively huge it is and how much it stores. A small purse just isn't for me. I never have change in here, apart from pound coins, because everything else is thrown into the bottom of the bag, I do have loads of store loyalty cards though, Boots, Superdrug, Waterstones, Costa, just to name a few.
 
That's all folks! Hope you enjoyed :)
 
Amy x


Thursday, 30 May 2013

These are a few of my favourite things: May!

 
Hey guys!
 
I know everyone is saying this, but where the hell did May go? Seriously? The fact that I turn 21 in just over a month is scaring me, but June is going to be amazing with lots of fun things happening! Let's not get too ahead of ourselves though, first I have to talk about the things I've been loving this month, this post is going to be picture heavy, because, let's be honest, there's been a few.
 
Last month I didn't do a post like this because I hadn't been trying anything new, but all of that has changed this month and I seem to have over compensated.
 
 
 

 
Gosh BB Cream
 
If you've been reading my blog for a while you probably know I've had troubles finding foundation that is pale enough for my skin and I think I've finally found a one that is perfect! The gosh BB cream claims to be an 'all-in-one' product that is a foundation, primer and moisturizer at the same time, I don't think it quite works like that, I still moisturize and prime before using it, but as a light coverage foundation I really enjoy it.
 
It seems to get rid of redness pretty well, it doesn't have much coverage at all but it is fairly buildable, my skin isn't too bad though so I really quite like it. Overall I think this is a good product for those who are pale or don't need much coverage, it's a good price but the product is a lot smaller than other foundations.
 
 
Rimmel Blush -Santa Rose
 
This blusher is one I bought ages ago and then misplaced somewhere in my drawer which saddened me greatly because I loved it, I found it again in the back of my drawer though and fell in love again. It's almost a terracotta colour with shimmer in it, the glitter isn't really visible on the skin though, which I like. It's the perfect colour, somewhere between a bronzer, contour and blush on my skin and it really just gives a lovely wash of colour without being too 'out there'.
 
 
Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water
 
I noticed this on a website somewhere and quite liked the sound of it, when I was wandering around boots I noticed that it was sold there and decided to pick up this mini size. Basically it's a spray that is meant to sooth, rid of irritation and set make-up,  it also says you can use it on things such as burns, redness, after hair removal and simply just to freshen up.
 
I'm not sure about it setting make-up but it does get rid of some redness on my face and it's amazing at waking me up and just feeling fresh. It's really cold on the face but in a good way and I just love it!
 
 
L'Oreal False lash telescopic Mascara
 
I bought this mascara for a bargain price of £4 at the beginning of the month and it honestly the best mascara I've tried in a long while. I'm not usually a fan of high-street mascara's for some reason but this one is amazing!
It's not massively volumizing but it lengthens like no other, it holds a curl pretty well and is overall a great product. I don't really have much to say apart from that it's freaking brilliant!
 
 
Benefit 'The Porefessional' primer
 
I've been wanting to try this for a while, but I didn't want to fork out the twenty-something pounds to buy it, just in case I didn't like it. In boots though I found a little box of three benefit samples and this was one of them.
 
I really like this product so far, it does reduce the size of pores, or it looks as though it does, I'm not sure if I'll purchase the full size though. It's a good primer, it feels very nice of the skin, it's silicone base and seems to even out skintone too, but I'm not sure if it's worth the price tag.
 
I'm going to keep testing it out and see if I should use my next pay to buy this, but I think I'll possibly stick with my Nivea or MUA ones for now.
 
 
 
 
Finally my phone case! It's a sloth, but it's King Kong. A SLOTH. KING SLOTH.
 
I am also in love with that nail Varnish which is Models Own - Luis Lemon, it's totally neon yellow and I haven't worn anything else since I bought it.
 
What have you guys been liking this month?
 
Amy x

Friday, 24 May 2013

fotd, ootd & a mini adventure.

 
Hello guys!
 
 
A few days ago I was going to town to go shopping with a friend, also to get some lunch, mmm pizza hut. Once home I went out with my brother to fly his plane, he's all into remote control cars and planes, not the small kids ones, the proper 'big boy' ones worth a bazillion pounds. Usually I don't go but I figured I would be the nice sister and go trooping through muddy fields, on a mini adventure, which I secretly enjoy doing.
 
 
After losing my darker eyebrow pencil I decided to go more natural, like I used to, not sure which I prefer to be honest. I went pretty simple on the eyes, using the Urban Decay naked basics palette, the colours 'walk of shame' on the lid and then 'naked 2' in the crease, I then finished off with my Collection extreme eyeliner and L'Oreal telescopic mascara. I also rediscovered Rimmels 'Santa Rose' blusher, which is my all time favourite and then topped off the look with a light pink lip colour.
 
 
 
For the shopping outfit I went for some bright colours, I tend to stay in black and grey but I'm trying to change that for summer. So, my white cropped top is from Primark, the skirt was £10 from Primark, my Jacket was from ASOS and necklace from Topshop. Although it's hard to tell, the skirt is white and black with hints of lime and pink. I'm in love with it!
 
To go out with the plane I changed into some plain blue jeans, again from Primark.
 
 
 
These are just a couple of pictures I took when I was out, there are a lot more but these are some of my favourites. My camera ran out of charge as soon as we got there, so these were taken on my phone, not great, but not the worst. We ended up in a field just a few minutes away from our house, I probably have ruined my lovely converse because it was so muddy and wet in there, but they suit the banged up look right?
 
Amy x
 

 
 


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Boots & Superdrug Beauty Haul!

 
Hey guys!
 
I couldn't decide what to post today but I looked on my camera and noticed pictures I had taken for a haul post which I had forgotten about. So here it is! I didn't have a list of things I wanted, I kind of just went, and spent. So much for saving my wages to go on holiday.
 
 
First up I bought two nail varnishes, because I just can't resist myself. I have an obsession. First is sinful colours 'Tokyo pearl' and second is Barry  'Satsuma' which I believe is a new shade in the Gelly collection. I've worn it a few times and I love the colour, it's a nice bright orange toned Coral, so pretty!
 
 
A few posts ago I mentioned the Sleek lip4 palettes so this may be familiar to you. Its got four orange tones lip shades, two are matte finishes, one is a gloss and the other a satin. I love the matte shades and it's very summery.
 
 
This is probably the most exciting thing, I got to the tills and noticed this little Benefit set next to the tills. I think the price was £9.50 and you get three little mini products. I've wanted to try the porefessional for a while, but didn't want to buy a large one, so this was perfect. It also includes a badgirl lash mascara and Positint which I haven't even tried yet.
 
I'll test the porefessional primer out for a little while and then I'll probably do a review.
 
 
I also bought two other products which wouldn't photograph very well as individuals so they are seen in the above picture. First up is a dark brown eyeliner from Rimmel, it's actually a lot darker than I thought, it looked okay in the shop for my brows but since then I've changed my mind.
 
Finally is the Loreal false lash telescopic mascara which I actually got at the 'making faces' stall in Eldon square for £4. It is honestly the best mascara I've used in a long time and I'll be repurchasing. It lengthens and give volume really well and lasts all day.
 
That's all folks!
 
Amy x
 

Monday, 20 May 2013

Rocking the Ombre lips!

 
Hey guys!
 
I know ombre lips was a thing that happened a while ago and I didn't jump on the bandwagon, but it's better late than never right? I think I'm found one of my favourite lip combos for this season, or maybe just this week. There are two products I've been loving recently, this first is the Topshop lipstick in ' Brighton Rock' and the Illamasqua lipgloss in the colour 'Fierce', together they look amazing!
 
'Brighton Rock' is a bright bubble-gum pink, such an amazing spring summer shade and one I've been wearing constantly since I bought it. 'Fierce' is a bright lilac colour and together they make a really cute combination.
 
 
This isn't a totally in-your-face kind of ombre, it's not totally noticeable which really just makes it work, it still stands out though. I used 'Brighton Rock' all over the lips and then the gloss just in the centre, it kind of gives another dimension to the lips!
 
I hope this post was short and sweet! Have you guys tried ombre lips? I really love them!
 
Amy x
 


Saturday, 18 May 2013

A General/ Birthday Beauty Wishlist!

Hey guys!
 
Recently I have found a few Make-up/ beauty items that I would rather like, it's my birthday soon and so a few are things on my list, others are ones I want to buy quite soon! Thank god for payday! It's not a huge list but let's be honest, I have enough beauty items to be going on with really!
 
 
 
1. Sleek Make-up Lip4 Palette in Mardi Gras
2. Clarins Éclat face and blush palette
3. Illamasqua lipstick in Underworld
4. Bioderma Creatine H2O
5. Ralph Lauren Perfume number 4
 
 
I actually have the illamasqua lippie and Ralph Lauren perfume on my birthday list and the Clarins palette will be in my collection soon enough. My best friends mum got family and friends double discount in Fenwick last week so I got £10 off it! I just need to meet up with her, collect it and give her the money. I'm so excited!
 
Bioderma is something everyone and their dog raves about and I'm eager to see what the hype is about, pity about the price though, I really don't want to spend so much on a skincare product when I know my simple make-up remover probably does the same thing.
 
The Sleek Palette has amazing colours, all of them look lovely and bright and so I'm going to hunt it down in Superdrug and get my hands on it hopefully!
 
What are you guys lusting after?
 
Amy x