Wednesday, 31 July 2013

All About | The Liebster Award




My post today is a little bit different to the usual review/favourites/products dominated post as I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Paige. If you're not already reading Paige's blog then please go over and check it out as she seems a really nice girl and writes really great posts! I will be answering Paige's questions in this post and then will create 11 new questions for 11 of my favourite bloggers! It will be a text heavy post but hopefully you'll find it interesting and find out a little bit more about moi! 

Rules of the Liebster Award
1. Give 11 random facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the tagger
3. Choose 11 bloggers with 300 followers or under to give the award and link them in your post
4. Create 11 new questions for your chosen bloggers to answer
5. Make sure the chosen bloggers are aware that you have selected them
6. Do not tag the person who tagged you


11 Random Facts: 
  • My favourite drink in the whole entire world is a Green Tea Frappuccino which they don't sell in the UK - I've only drunk them in Japan and China. 
  • My favourite thing to do is travel - car journeys, trains, planes - I love it all! 
  • I find pugs to be the cutest dogs ever. 
  • My favourite Harry Potter movie is the Half - Blood Prince. 
  • My favourite films are The Little Mermaid and Titanic. 
  • I'm hopefully going to be going to University in London in September to study Fashion Buying Management! 
  • I have four sisters. 
  • The one place I've always wanted to travel to is Italy (particularly Rome, Florence and Venice) 
  • I got an A* at Japanese GCSE. 
  • I have size 9 feet (boooooooo) 
  • My starsign is Taurus!  

Now here are Paige's questions for me to answer: 

1. What is your favourite beauty product?
Thanks Paige for this really tricky question! In general my favourite beauty product is something that gives me confidence. For this I would say either foundation or a bold lipstick so I choose a bold lip as it's a little bit more exciting. A few of my personal favourites include: MAC Vegas Volt, MAC Morange and Revlon Spiced Brandy!

2. What is the reason for why you started blogging?
I started blogging for a few reasons - I've always enjoyed reading fellow blogs and in depth reviews on products before I buy them. I decided to start my blog to be more involved in the blogging community which is so welcoming and friendly. Here I can express my thoughts and opinions, discuss them with others and get feedback of my own!

3. What is your favourite type of food? 
My favourite type of food is probably Italian. I love pizza, pasta, garlic bread etc. The reason why? Because it's so god damn tasty!

4.Smokey Eye or a Bright Lip? 
Hands down a bright lip - I'm such a noob when it comes to eye shadows so when I attempt a smokey eye it just looks like I've been punched in the face. 

5. What is your favourite season? 
My favourite season is Autumn: I love Autumn colours, I love layering up with scarves/coats/jumpers, I love Autumn scents and Autumn evenings! Autumn is just such a beautiful time of the year!

6. Biggest Pet Peeve? 
It's not really a pet peeve just something that bugs me and that I cannot do. It's quite odd but I can't stand it when people fill up say a Coca Cola bottle with water or squash or something? I just can't do it! I have to drink from the bottle that the product is, unless I'm filling a water bottle up with tap water - then that's ok. 

7. Countryside or in the City? 
I've lived in the country all my life but I know that I'm a city girl deep down. I'm hopefully moving to London in September and I just know city life will suit me better and satisfy me much more that the country does! The countryside really does have some breath taking views though - which I will miss!

8. Is the glass half empty or half full? 
Half full. 

9. Would you rather a night in or a night out? 
Definitely a night out!

10. If you could a dinner party with only five people of your choice, who would they be and why?
Leonardo DiCaprio (because he's GORGEOUS), Jude Law (because he's GORGEOUS), Prince Harry (because he's GORGEOUS), Florence Welch (because I love her music and everything about her basically) and Alexa Chung (I admire her style and reckon she'd be cool to hang out with) 

11. What is the most exciting thing you've ever done? 
Probably my travels, I'm 18 years old and have been fortunate to visit Japan, Russia, China, France and Greece. I love travelling and I guess standing on The Great Wall is pretty exciting!

I tag the following gals to take part in this tag: 

Natalie at Thunderlove 
Holly at Holly-Rhian 
Ellis at Ellis Rose
Tasha at Hello Freckles
Jamie at J4mieJohnston
Leigh at imleighbeauty
Bethany at Bethany Maire 
Emily at Beleza by Ems
Hollie at From Eden

My questions for you 11 girls are: 

1. What did you want to be when you grew up when you were younger? 
2. If you had £1000 to spend on  JUST make up or JUST clothes which would you choose? 
3. If you could live in another country to where you do now where would it be and why? 
4. Favourite high end and favourite drug store makeup brand. 
5. Why did you choose to begin your blog?
6. Coke or Lemonade? 
7. If you could see one artist/band live who would it be? 
8. Who is your celebrity 'crush'? 
9. Would you rather wear lipstick on your eyelids or eye shadows on your lips?! 
10. What's your favourite shop to buy clothes and why? 
11. What is your ultimate dream job?

So there are my questions to my eleven tagged bloggers: I know these posts are time consuming but if you do respond please let me know as I'd love to read your answers! Thanks for reading! 

Alt 

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Monday, 29 July 2013

All About | My Everyday Makeup



So I haven't blogged for ages and this needs to change! I was away in China for a week or so and now I'm back and going to be blogging a lot more throughout August! Here is a little post on makeup that I wear almost everyday and why I love the products so much! 

Face: On my face throughout being on holiday and the warm weather we've had in the UK I've really been loving the Dr Jart+ Waterfuse Beauty Balm. This has been perfect as an alternative to foundation during hot weather and the consistency and finish is beautiful. I don't like to cake myself in makeup but I set the Dr Jart with a light dusting of Collection Sheer Loose Powder This is cheap as chips and does the job, teamed with the Real Techniques power brush my skin is set for the day! For concealer I always tend to go for the trusty Collection Ever Lasting Perfection concealer. Need I say more? It's such a high quality concealer and works well both under the eyes and hiding blemishes. Whilst being abroad I applied it with the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush as I found it to be more hygienic. Finally for the face I apply a small amount of NARS Blush in Luster for contour/blush. I love this warm apricot shade and feels it compliments my fair skin but looks lovely with a tan too!

Eyes: For eye make up I've been keeping it simple. My new favourite product for my eyes is the MAC Paintpot in Painterly. This is the perfect nude cream eye shadow base which I've been wearing on it's own with lashings of mascara. For mascara I've been constantly using Benefit They're Real as it works well with my short lashes ensuring they are given length and volume. If I'm feeling really crazy I'll apply some winged eyeliner - my all time favourite liquid liner is Collection Extreme Eyeliner, I can't recommend it enough - it's so black and pigmented and is about £2.99?! 

Lips: Finally for the finishing products on my lips. I've been switching it up between two MAC lipsticks. I tend to sway towards MAC Vegas Volt if I'm feeling a bolder lip. The consistency is gorgeous and it lasts a long long time. If I'm wanting something a little less 'in your face' I'll go for MAC Hue which again has a lovely formula and is the perfect pink nude for my skin tone!

So there are some of my favourite products for my everyday make up. Please let me know if you like any of these products and thanks for reading! 

Alt 

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Friday, 5 July 2013

Monthly Favourites | June 2013



Tresemm√© Heat Defence Spray / Jergens Skin Firming Moisturiser / MAC Paint Pot (painterly) 

Revlon Lipgloss (kiss me coral) / NARS Blush (Luster) 

So as it's the start of July a monthly favourites post is due! June was a crazy month for me as I had my final A2 exams and I went on holiday with my three best friends to Malia in Greece! I had the best time and I'm now off to China next week which is also exciting. Here's some of the products I've been loving here in the UK and whilst I was away. Firstly I've been loving this heat defence spray by Tresemmé this month - I bought the travel size for my holidays and will definitely be buying the full size when it runs out. It's not too expensive and you know your hair is being fully protected by any heat or electric appliances! Next is a moisturiser I've not put down all month. This isn't the first time I've had this Jergens Skin Firming moisturiser so it is a repurchase and this month I rediscovered how much I love it. It claims to firm the skin and tone the skin which I actually think it helps to do. It has no strong scent which is good and is just a staple product in my post shower routines. The MAC paint pot in Painterly is something I've been wanting for ages and at the start of June I finally got my hands on it. I love it to pieces and have used it (literally) every day since I bought it. It's fantastic for an under shadow base or just to use on it's own. I found in Greece I just wore this and some liquid liner in the evenings as it was too warm to be blending shadows and creating smokey eyes. I've never been one for lip glosses but as I was going to a hot country I decided to pick up a few as I felt they would be handy. I'm so glad I did and have worn this Revlon one in the shade Kiss Me Coral a lot this month. The consistency is lovely and there is a gorgeous colour pay off too. Finally this month is a blush which I've loved for ages but have only recently been religiously wearing. NARS Luster is my only blush from NARS and I simply adore it. I feel it looks better when I have a slight tan but really compliments my skin tone and hair colour. I've been wearing it pretty much everyday and couldn't recommend it enough!

So there are my favourite products from the month of June! Please leave me your links if you've done a June favourites post and let me know your thoughts on any of the products I've mentioned. Thanks for reading!

Alt

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Luxury Wishlist #1




As I've not done a wishlist post for a while now I decided to put one together on more 'higher end' or slightly expensive/luxury products. These products have been on my to get list for a long long time now and I'm hoping with working a lot over the summer I'll be able to get a few soon! First up is this gorgeous infinity necklace from Black Tied. Black Tied has always been a website in my favourites tab as their jewellery is flawless.I love the delicacy of this necklace, I think it looks very dainty and would be very lightweight for the summertime. The next item is this gorgeous dress from Topshop - I love the cut of this dress and feel the no shoulder look would be extremely flattering. I feel you can never go wrong with a little black dress and this seems to be one with a classy twist. Origins Drink Up Intenive Overnight Mask is a massive cult product in the blogging world. It's been on my wishlist for months and months. I've recently used up a sample of this product and need the full size in my life. I feel even though I used this a few times it made worlds of difference to my skin and I'm excited to purchase the full size. Next up is yet more beautiful jewellery from Black Tied. These above the knuckle rings are also being seen everywhere on blogs and I can see why. Black Tied like I said have such lovely jewellery from simple rings like this to more extravagant pieces. These are two for £12 so actually quite affordable and will add a little something to day when perhaps you aren't up for wearing chunky rings! Finally another cult beauty product. NARS Laguna has had so much hype and I've been lusting after it for much too long now. I am in need of a new bronzer and have heard so many good things about this one I really want it in my collection!

So there are some luxury items I've been wanting recently - please let me know if you have any of these and your thoughts on them! What luxury products/brands are on your wishlists? Thanks for reading! 

Alt 

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