Monday, 28 April 2014

Favourite April Products

At the beginning of April and during Easter we had some lovely weather and i really started to feel ready for when summer would be here and all my exams would be finished, now unfortunately i'm back at college and all it has done is rain, but during this month i have had lots of new favourite products that i wanted to share. I've tried to chose one from each area such as an eye shadow, a lipstick e.t.c.


Mac eye shadow - Steamy
To start this eye shadow is the most amazing colour, if applied lightly it gives just a subtle green but can be layered to create a lovely metallic green colour, I love this colour at the moment for nicer weather. This has a frost finish so it has a metallic sheen to it and a slight shimmer.

Tanya Burr lip gloss - Exotic island
I wanted to buy some of Tanya Burrs new products and this was the one i ordered but was quite worried as it looks very bright, however it is my favourite, when applied it really isn't as bright as you may think, it is a lovely pink tone, has a glossy shine but it is not too sticky and applies really well with the applicator.

Collection 2000 lipstick - Pretty please
This lipstick i have had for ages and every so often it still comes out, but with this great weather its my favourite at the moment, the colour is a pink coral, not too bright so great for everyday and is perfect for the sun, It applies really well to the lips but would need re-applying through out the day.

Rimmel 60 seconds nail varnish - Fifty shades of pink
This nail varnish i actually got for free on an offer, and from the name i though pink, no, i don't like pink but who would turn down a free bargain, when actually I love this colour, It's not too pink at all, its a lovely deep pink/red. I have lots of this brand and they really do dry quickly and they are really easy to take off after too.

Marc Jacobs perfume - Honey
This perfume is by far my favourite for a while, i got this as a christmas present and have been using it since and still love it, It has a sweet scent which is nice and the packaging is just very cute with the bees.

Witch hazel blemish gel
This is non makeup related but i wanted to put it in there none the less as it is a great product, I suffered from a mild acne and been on medication but now i have started to get it again across my chin and cheeks so i picked up this and it has been working, it obviously hasn't got rid of it but this is a clear jel I apply every night to troubled areas and it helps to dry it and reduce it.



Friday, 25 April 2014

DIY - Bow Jumper

This is a new little thing that I'm thinking about starting, DIY posts maybe once every two weeks. I know lots of people do this already and this post in particular i got inspired by Marzia as i have re-designed my jumper and added bows to the back.

You will need: 
- An old jumper
- Pieces of ribbon
- Needle and thread
- scissors

To start of with i tied all my pieces of ribbon into little bows, you could make them as a big as you wanted and any colour you liked, i chose white to match my jumper but you could chose a contrast colour to make it stand out.

I then sorted where i would put the bows on the back of the jumper and mark out how long the cut will be with tailors chalk, but you could use a pencil, and then cut with scissors.

For this next part i used a sewing machine as it was quicker but you could do it by hand if you preferred, i turned the jumper inside out and folded each side of the cut back and sewed it to make a hem and stop the jumper from fraying.

Then with a needle and thread, i chose white thread to make it as invisible as possible on the jumper, I sowed the bows down the back of jumper bringing the whole together in even intervals.

With this jumper the sleeves where too tight so i cut a small slit up from the wrist and rolled it up and hand sewed on the seem to keep it together, this help open the sleeve and make it a little different.


Friday, 11 April 2014

Spring Lookbook 2014

I wanted to do a little outfit post and with spring here and the better weather i thought what better time to do a look book. I chose three different outfits which i've been wearing a lot lately and i think are great for now.

Outfit 1

Outfit 2

Frilly socks - Primark
Black boots - Newlook

Outfit 3

Flip flops - Havaianas


Monday, 7 April 2014

Tanya Burr's Lips And Nails

I finally managed to purchase some of Tanya Burr's lip glosses and nail varnishes, and just by using them for a day i already fell in love with them. I only purchased 2 of each but i will definitely be buying more.

In the lip glosses, i bought exotic island which is a bright pink/purple and i love it, I was slightly scared it would come out a lot brighter on the lip than it does, but i'm rather glad it doesn't, its a beautiful pink tone with lots of shine. The second was Champagne toast, its a really neutral colour with a little bit of sparkle and shine, great for everyday if you want to wear something but without standing out. The lip gloss itself are amazing, they have a great consistency of not being to sticky or runny, the applicator is lovely and soft making its easy to apply.

The nail polishes i bought are bright and early, a pink coral, great for spring to add a pop of colour to any outfit. Then midnight sparkle which is a deep black purple colour, it has a slight sparkle in which can be seen if it catches the light sometimes, would look great for an evening look. The nail polishes apply easily without being to gloopy or runny, i feel you probably need two coats to make it opaque but i do this with most anyway, the colours are left bold when dried. The only thing i would prefer is if the brush is a little bigger, but that's only a preference, it doesn't fault the nail polish one bit.

Hope you enjoyed and i would love to hear your comments down below.