Monday, 31 August 2015

Everyday Summer Drugstore Makeup

This summer I have been going for quite a light base, a bronze eye and a nude lip for my every day makeup. I thought I should go through my summer makeup routine as I did my spring makeup a few months ago and I want to make it a seasonal thing. So even though summer may be over in 1 week (*cries*) this is what I have been wearing most makeup wearing days!

I'll usually prime my skin to make sure my makeup lasts all day, one of my favourite primers is the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, however I also love using the Body Shop Instablur Primer. I don't want to wear a thick and heavy layer of foundation, so  BB Cream has been the one for me recently. I love the Body Shop All In One BB Cream and I find it works best when I use a flat foundation bruas it allows me to get lots of coverage and an even layer. Under my eyes I used the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, and I'll go ahead and set this all with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.

I always use the Sleek Face Form Palette it's my absolute favourite. It comes with a blush, contour and a highlight all in one palette which is so handy. I really like the blush shade, it's almost rose gold as it is pink with golden undertones. So pretty!

My every day eyebrow product is the Rimmel Brow Pencil and I just simply fill in my eyebrows but very naturally. Recently I have been loving wearing bronze and golden shades on my eyes, so as an eyeshadow base I use the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze. This is a cream eyeshadow but also works as an eyeshadow base! For a bit more colour, I tend to go in with some eyeshadow, I have been using this MUA Heaven and Earth eyeshadow palette quite a lot as it has a lot of natural bronze shades, it is also very cheap and affordable! Finally for mascara, I used my new favourite which is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. I cannot recommend this mascara enough, it's amazing!

I tend to go for a nude shade on my lips, as this makeup is a drugstore makeup look, I decided to go with the Revlon Lacquer Balm in Demure. This is such an old favourite of mine but I still love it! It gives a really natural pinky nude shade!

And that is everything! I hope you liked this post and thank you for reading!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Summer Lip Choices

There haven't been too many summer related posts on my blog this year, so I thought about doing one and I decided to do it on my Summer Lip Options. For me, summer makeup is all about the pink and coral lips and wearing really peachy toned lipsticks. So I have picked out a few of my favourite lipsticks for this summer!

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon // Peach on The Beach
This is a summer must have! I absolutely adored using this lip crayon last summer and I have also been loving it this year too! It's a peachy pink shade which is really pretty and the name is also adorable! The actual lip crayon is nice and hydrating to apply and very pigmented which is always good! But it has a nice sheen to it which is nice as I'm not a fan of matte lips in summer.

Revlon Colourburst  Lip Butter // Sweet Tart // Sorbet
In this post I've included two Revlon Lip Butters because they are my absolute favourite! The colours are so pretty and because they are a mix between a lip balm and a lip stick, it means they are really moisturising when applied. They are slightly sheer which means you can build the colour up depending on your preference. The shade Sorbet is a much darker and bolder pink so I tend to wear this more sheer. I also like the shade Sweet Tart which is a really pretty pink and easy to wear.

MAC Lipstick // Chatterbox
Chatterbox is the perfect pink shade! You can build it up for a very bold pink look, or you can wear it more muted (how I prefer to wear it) for a more subtle pink lip option! This lipstick is really creamy to apply and I think it is an Amplified finish which is one of my favourites finishes from MAC.

MUA Lipstick // Nectar Shade 16
If you're looking for a bargain lipstick, this is the way to go as MUA lipsticks are only £1! They are also very pigmented which is surprising for such a cheap lipstick, the colour I have is a peach shade and is really suitable for summer. The formula of the lipstick is also very creamy but can be a little but drying after a while so make sure your lips are hydrated before you apply it!

Maybelline Colour Sensational Popstick // Chery Pop
I've recently started using this lipstick a lot more as I used to quite dislike it a while ago as it's a bit deceiving. The lipstick looks red in the bullet but is orange when swatched (?) It is a very sheer lipstick, almost like a tinted lip balm but I quite like that as it means I can add a bit of colour to my lips to give it a slightly red (and also orange) tint to my lips. Plus it smells like cherries which is always a bonus!

So there are all my lip options for this summer, I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading!

What are your summer lip options?

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Current Favourites

current favourites

I didn't want this post to be an August favourites because some of these I have only recently started liking, but some of these have been my favourites since the beginning of July. But I haven't done a monthly favourites in a while so I thought I would merge them altogether and do a Current Favourites!


I'm going to start off with a new mascara I bought recently which is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. I picked up the waterproof version because funnily enough out of all my mascaras none of them are actually waterproof. I had quite high expectations for this mascara because of all the great reviews that it has had, and I was not disappointed! This mascara is incredible, in a matter of seconds my lashes are fully curled and super long and look amazing, and that is with only one coat! I think the brush is really good and so is the formula! However bit of a pain to remove but I think that's just what most waterproof mascaras are like.

My next beauty favourite is The Body Shop Instablur Primer. Again, like the mascara, I had quite high expectations due to the high reviews. This primer is really good if you have oily skin as it really matti firs the skin and keeps your makeup on and prevents it from sliding off. So as it has been summer (well currently it is pouring with rain and the sun is nowhere to be seen,) this primer has dealt with the heat very nicely I think. It has kept my face matte and made my makeup last a long time, which is what I hoped it would do so it has ticked all the boxes for me!

The next favourite is a skincare product, it's The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil. This stuff is incredible! You are supposed to apply it to any blemishes you have and it will help to make them disappear. And it definitely does. When my skin broke out for a bit, I just applied a tiny amount, you really don't need a lot, of the oil before I went to bed and the next morning the spot had reduced in size and redness. I would really recommend this if you struggle with finding a product that deals with blemishes as it really does the job!


I've been listening to so much music lately, especially when I was on my school trip in China, so I have a fee favourites! (Also ignore the fact that in the picture I used my iPod which is about 5 years old so it looks very different to the music on apple nowadays!)

Years & Years - Communion (specifically these songs - Eyes Shut, Ties, Shine, Without, Ready For You, Border)

Taylor Swift - Speak Now (old but it's one of my favourites! Specifically these songs - Enchanted, Long Live, Sparks Fly, Dear John, Better Than Revenge, pretty much every song actually.)

Selena Gomez - Good For You
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face, The Hills
Disclosure ft Sam Smith - Omen


When it was very sunny and when I went to China, sunglasses were such a necessity! The ones I have been wearing are actually from Primark but they look really cool especially with the gold and the matte black frame.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Collective Beauty Haul

collective beauty haul

collective beauty haul

I feel like this haul is very long overdue as some of these products were new in June and since it's August now they're not very new anymore. But I have bought some new things recently so I thought I might as well merge them all into one collective haul post!

It was my birthday in June, I should've actually just put these products into a Birthday Haul however it's a bit late for that now. Anyway, my friend very kindly got me some products from The Body Shop. I received the Perfect Duo Set which contains the Instablur Primer and the All in One BB Cream. I have done a full review on them here if you would like to read! She also very kindly got me one of the Tea Tree Range Sets which includes the Tea Tree Primer and the Tea Tree Oil which is really good! To go along with these she got me a brush from The Body Shop which is retractable so it's even more cool!

When I went to China a few weeks ago, I couldn't resist not picking anything up from the Duty Free and taking advantage of the cheaper prices on MAC lipsticks (£12.50). So I did end up buying one! I picked up the shade Blankety which is a nude shade. I originally wanted either Modesty or Brave, however I couldn't find the shade Modesty (*sad face*) and Brave was a lot darker as I was looking for a nude lipstick. So after many swatches on my hand and me being indecisive as usual, I decided to get the shade Blankety which is very nice however it's not one you can easily layer on as it does look a bit too pale and too much nude lipstick!

Recently I bought myself a new mascara as some of my mascaras have been going dry and running out. So I picked up the Lash Sensational Mascara by Maybelline as I have heard so many good reviews  about it, it has been compared to Roller Lash by Benefit. It is honestly such a great mascara and it does amazing things to my eye lashes. I will definitely be doing a review on this in the future. Currently in Boots this mascara is £2 so it is £5.99 (may or may not be the reason I bought it!)

I also recently bought a Stila Bronzer which was in TK MAXX unused and still in the packaging for £3.99 and I really liked the look of it so I thought 'hmm why not!' It is in the shade '01' which I presume is the lightest shade so that suits me just fine. In fact the colour is very nice and isn't too orange or too strong. It is also a matte Bronzer which I really like as I think that is a bit more natural!

So that is all the new makeup that I have got recently, I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Little Update - Travelling in China and Blogging Break!

travelling in China
travelling in China

travelling in China

Hello again, it's been a while since I have just sat down and written a blog post. I feel like I should give a reason to my lack of posts these past couple of months, but to be honest there isn't one reason. I haven't been feeling like blogging, I have just been uninspired by my blog and everytime I try to get a post together I have just been unhappy with it. And blogging, for me, is something I do because it makes me happy, so I decided to just take a break from my little space on the internet until I feel happy to be back blogging. I feel like that time is now so I should be back and posting like usual! But let me just tell you about what I have been up to this summer!

In the middle of July I went on a school trip to China for 16 days which was very exciting and such an unforgettable trip (the pictures in this post are some of the photos I took on my trip.) I made so many incredible memories and it was one of the best 2 weeks of my life. We visited. any places in Beijing such as the Great Wall, the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. We also stayed in Chanzhou in JiangSu Province in a school and had many cultural lessons and I also made many new friends from other school which was very nice! It was the best school trip I have been on and I had such a great time, I still miss it (and it's been about 3 weeks since I got back so I should probably get over it by now haha!)

That is basically the main thing that has happened this summer for me, I think that is also why I haven't been posting that much as I have been away for quite a while. But enough of excuses - I just thought I should let you know that I took a bit of a needed blogging break and I am (hopefully) back and posting regularly! 

Thanks for reading! I just want to say thank you to everyone who reads my posts, I don't think I've said it enough but I truly appreciate it a lot! Have a lovely day!