Wednesday 30 July 2014

Summer Essentials ~ Summer in the Sun


Hey beauties! So summer is finally here! Well it was here quite a while ago but oh well. As it is summer, I like to change things up a bit to be more summer appropriate, so here are my summer essentials!

Products in the photo
Pink sunglasses - River Island
Mint sunglasses - Primark
Marc Jacobs Daisy Summer Edition
Orange bag - H&M
Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Punch
Bourjois Colourboost Lip Crayon in Peach on the Beach 
Benefit Sun Beam
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Papaya
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Grapefruit
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Greenberry
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Blueberry

I think in summer I like to go for quite bright and fun colours. I absolutely love the Barry M Hi-Shine Gelly range as they last very well, have a an amazing colour range and are a bargain! I have the shade Greenberry (the bright turquoise colour) and my sister kindly let me borrow her three shades which are Papaya (the orange), Grapefruit (the pink) and Blueberry (the blue.)

My favourite summer fragrance is definitely the Marc Jacobs Daisy Summer Edition, unfortunately this was last years' limited edition so you can't buy it anymore. But I remember they did have a summer edition for this year but I think they were sold around spring :( I know that this perfume kind of looks a but odd as it's got a yello colour, but that doesn't mean it smells weird. It smells so fun and fruity and delicious (I know, I'm terrible at describing scents haha.)

I love bright lips in summer and the Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch is such a lovely bright pink shade I couldn't say no. Plus, the smell is incredible and smells like fruit punch. The Bourjois Lip Crayon in Peach on the Peach is literally the perfect summer shade. It's bright, pink, peachy, colourful and looks amazing on the lips. Summer is also about bronzed skin and the Benefit Sun Beam would be perfect to help give you cheeks that summer glow.

Unfortunately I bought these last summer so you probably won't be able to get your hands on them anymore, but you might still be able to find ones similar. The pink ones were from River Island and the mint ones are from Primark. I think bright sunglasses look really cute in summer. But I also love oversized round ones (still on the look out for them.)

The camera really doesn't do this bag any justice, it's supposed to be a bright orangey coral colour but the camera makes it look very different. Anyway, this bright mini satchel is from H&M and I think it is super cute and would look nice with a plain monochrome outfit to add a pop of colour. 

Thank you for reading this blog post I hope you enjoyed it! Tell me what your summer essentials are! Have a nice day, bye!

Sunday 27 July 2014

Holiday Makeup Must-Haves ~ Summer in the Sun

Hey beauties! I have another blog post in the Summer in the Sun Series that I talked about in my last blog post. Its all about summer and the holidays so I am going to show you my holiday make up must haves. These are the products I'm going to bring along with me on holiday though I will probably (definitely) not bring some of the lip products as I don't think I need all of those for 1 week.

Firstly my makeup bag is from Vera Wang and I got it in a set with the Princess perfume. I like how it is clear which means I can see all the products and it is quite large and spacious too which is always a bonus.

I am bringing my trustworthy Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer as I use it all the time and cannot live without it. On holiday, I prefer not to wear a heavy foundation so I am just sticking to concealer and powder which is the Natural Collection Powder. I also just popped a mini High Beam by Benefit into the bag as well to add a bit of a radiant glow onto my cheeks. Instead of bringing a separate blush and bronzer, I chose the Sleek Face Form Kit as it has everything in the palette that I need. A matte bronzer, shimmery red/pink blush and a highlight all compact in one little palette.

As I am to bring as little as possible, I thought a 12 eyeshadow palette probably wouldn't be appropriate. But a mini trio eyeshadow from 17 (now called Seventeen I think) in Metallic Toffee would be all I need as it has 3 shades that are wearable colours. Mascara-wise I have chosen the Maybelline Mega Plush but knowing me I will probably end up changing as I am not 100% sure which one to bring. I also am bringing the Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in 011 Sable.

Okay so I know I probably don't need 5 different lip options for 7 day holiday, but who knows whether I will be craving a bold peach or a natural nude lip? So its better to bring all the options for whatever lip colour I am feeling that day. I have brought the MUA lipstick in Shade 16 'Nectar', a flattering peachy orange shade // Revlon Colourburst Lip Lacquer in 120 'Vivacious', a bold pink // Benefit Hoola Lip Gloss, a natural nude/brown colour // Bourjois Colourboost Lip Crayon in 'Peach on the Beach',  a pretty pinky peach shade // Too Faced Sweet Sun Shines Lip Gloss in 'Papaya Slushie', a sheer orange colour.

Estee Lauder big Powder Brush //  Real Techniques Buffing Brush // RT Deluxe Crease brush // RT Setting Brush // RT Contour Brush // RT Base Shadow Brush // Estee Lauder Eye Brush

Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed this blog post! What are you holiday makeup must-haves, tell me in the comments!

Thursday 24 July 2014

Summer in the Sun Series

Hey beauties! Todays blog post is going to be more of an introduction to a series I am going to be doing on my blog. I decided to call it the Summer in the Sun Series because it is going to be all about summer. I am going to do blog posts all about summer and holidays. There will be beauty posts, fashion and just all the summer essentials in general. I hope you'll enjoy this series and that it gets you excited for your holiday and summer! Thank you for reading and I hope you have a nice day, bye!

Sunday 20 July 2014

Berry Smoothie

Hey beauties! Recently, I have been trying to eat healthily and replacing the crisps with fruit. I decided to start eating more fruit instead of other unhealthy food so I have been making a lot of smoothies. I really like the simple berry smoothie as it is sweet yet has a nice sourness that tastes very healthy and fruity. Moreover, the colour is so bright and looks delicious! I will list all the ingredients below, sorry that the measurements are so imprecise, I didn't really measure them I just chucked them into the blender.

(Serves 2)
Handful of strawberries
Handful of blackberries
6 slices of pineapple
Handful of blueberries
Handful of frozen raspberries

Once I had poured the smoothie into the glass I sprinkled 1 crushed almond on top and put 4 blueberries on too to finish the drink. It was very tasty and surprisingly filling, i might have this for lunch again another day but I'll have to experiment with different fruit. Thank you for reading this blog post and I hope you enjoyed a different type of post. Have a nice day, bye!

Sunday 13 July 2014

Topshop Blush in Flush

 Hey beauties! Today I am going to review my first Topshop makeup product! It is one of their cream blushes and I have the shade Flush. Firstly I would just like to say how cute the packaging of Topshop makeup is. I love the colour Flush as it's a corally pink, I don't actually own this colour so I thought I might get it.

This blush is a cream to powder finish which means it applies like a cream but has a powder finish. I quite like this as it means it looks more natural but applies and blends easily. It is very creamy at first and it's more of a matte blush. The shade Flush is very pretty and perfect for summer! I like how bright it looks in the packaging but when applied (and blended) it turns out very natural and subtle. I usually apply this with the Real Technique Stippling Blush. 

I really like this blush and I think it looks really pretty once applied and blended on the cheeks. I think it's £7 maybe 6 or 8 I'm not entirely sure but I think that is a decent price. The packaging is so cute as well and the formular is very nice. Overall I really recommend to try out the Topshop blushes, especially the shade Flush. I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Thanks for reading, bye!

Bright Peach Lip Summer Makeup


Hey beauties! Today I have a bright summer makeup look. I love bright lips in summer and peach is such a beautiful colour so put the two together and you get a bright peach lip! I just think this would look lovely in the sunshine! The Bourjois lip crayon in Peach on the Lip is definitely my favourite summer lip product. The products I used are all listed below.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Natural Collection Pressed Powder
Rimmel Professional Brow Pencil
Collection 24 Hour Extreme Felt Tip Liner
Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara
Bourjois Colourboost Lip Crayon in Peach on the Beach

Thank you for reading this blog post, I hope you enjoye it. Have a nice day, bye! 

Thursday 10 July 2014

Healthy Food Recipes

image credit to weheartit

Hey beauties! I thought I would tell you that I am thinking of doing some food recipes and I was wondering if you were interested in seeing that. I want to do some healthy recipes from salads to smoothies. Please tell me in the comments whether you would like to see that or not! Sorry for the very random blog post but I thought I would let you know about what I am planning to post. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a nice day, bye!

Saturday 5 July 2014

June Favourites


Hey beauties! Somehow we are already half way through the year already! June has flown by and now it is July which can only mean one thing, a monthly favourite! In the month of June a lot of fun things happened and has been one of the best months this year! Anyway let me get on with my favourite products.

Earlier in June I picked up the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation which I was a little bit unsure as to whether to buy it or not because the last time I bought a foundation it was completely the wrong and I barely used it. But I am really impressed with this foundation, it is light to medium coverage but I quite like that as it feels light on my skin. Also it is the perfect match to my skin and looks very natural.

For my birthday I asked for the Real Techniques Stippling Brush as I thought I might use it for cream blush, but actually I prefer to use it for foundation. I love the finish it creates when I use this, it looks really natural and blends really nicely. I don't actually use this for blush, I think fingers work better if I'm honest. I also like this brush for powder because of the duo fibres.

My friend got me the a Benefit Fine One One for my birthday and it is so so so nice. It is a cheek and lip trio that has a highlight, a pink and a orange. The formula is basically like a cream blush but in stick form. Once blended out it looks so natural and it is really easy to use. Love it! 

I have never owned an eyebrow pencil so the Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil is my first one. I a really glad I chose this as it is really easy to use and is not too creamy or too hard. I have the darkest shade which is Black Brown and I think it is the best colour match as it is an ashy colour not a red toned brown.

Another favourite of mine in June was the Revlon Lacquer Balm in Vivacious. It is a bright pinky red. I like to put a lip balm on underneath and then apply this so it is more sheer and not so bold. I absolutely love the formula of these lip Lacquers and the colour range is lovely too.

I have always loved the Body Shop Body Butters, so when I found they had a sale on them I was super happy. I picked up this lemon scent for £5 (originally £13!!) and can I just say how I am a fan of lemons, the smell and the taste haha. This body butter smells incredible and I am sad because it's finished now. :(


I've never actually included a book favourite, but in June I was reading Looking For Alaska by John Green and it is so good! It is funny, sad and keeps you turning the pages. Although I do not think it is John Green's best book, I still think it is a great book.

TV show-wise I have been loving Pretty Little Liars. I have been watching it for over a year now and I think it just gets better and better. The first 2 seasons drag on a bit but once you get to season 3/4 it begins to get more thrilling and interesting. If you have not seen it it is like a teen mystery drama about a group of 4 girls who's friend went missing and they try to uncover what happened to her.


Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence (Album)

So that is all of my favourites, I hope you enjoyed this blog post! Thank you for reading, bye!