Sunday, 20 October 2013

All About ~Autumnal Blush

If you read my blog or any of my recent posts you'll know that I love love love Autumn and everything about it. I've already written a post on my favourite Autumn lipsticks and now I'm going to be writing about my favourite blushes to wear during Autumn time.

Above are a mixture of shades that I love wearing during Autumn and I will touch on each of them individually and why I love them so.  There is a mixture of high street and slightly pricier products so there is guaranteed something for everyone! 

1. NARS - Luster: This is my first and only NARS blush and it's made me want to venture out into the huge world of NARS blushers as it's just so divine. This shimmery (but not too shimmery) apricot shade is sure to add the right amount of glow to anyones cheeks. I love the way it compliments my skin tone, as I have fair skin this can sometimes be hard to do but this one does it spot on. I know NARS blushes seem expensive but you're definitely paying for a quality product here and I don't have anything similar in my collection. 

2. MAC - Margin: Again MAC blushes can seem a little on the pricey side but you're (again) paying for guaranteed quality and paying for what you get. This shade is slightly deeper and a rustier tone to the NARS blush but it's equally as gorgeous. This settles beautifully creating a striking Autumnal hue to the tops of the cheek bones. I tend to opt for this if I'm not wearing much eye make up as it creates a statement for the face and goes well with a similar shade lip. 

3. Dainty Doll - Money Talks: If you're on more of a budget than I'd highly recommend a blush from Dainty Doll, I have four shades from the brand and they all impress me. Money Talks is the most suitable shade for Autumn. It's a taupe shade which effortlessly adds an iridescent element to the skin. Ideally this is perfect for fair skin (like with most Dainty Doll products) and beautifully helps to sculpture the face. 

4. Sleek - Pomegranate: The brightest of the bunch is a vivid number from Sleek. The name Pomegranate gives this one a way and it's name is true to colour. The key thing to remember when applying this one is that a little definitely goes along way but if applied correctly it's the most gorgeous berry tone which acts as a flush of colour to the cheeks. 

5. The Body Shop - 05: This final blush is the most classic of the lot, it's a matt peachy shade which can be worn all year around. However it looks just as gorgeous in the Autumn with a nude or berry lip - it really enhances the minimalist look some people love and is perfect for those days when you want something a bit more neutral.  

From top to bottom: The Body Shop 05 / Sleek - Pomegranate / Dainty Doll - Money Talks / 
MAC Margin / NARS Luster 

So there's my top five blushes for Autumn, there's obviously lots of dupes out there for these shades and a huge selection of blushes on the market. These are just some that I find myself wearing a lot during the Autumn time. Please comment and let me know your go-to Autumn blush and thanks for reading! 



Wednesday, 16 October 2013

All About ~ The Autumn Tag

Autumn is finally here - yes September has been and gone but moving up to London this month from the South West it was still fairly warm! I'm so glad October has begun as the tartan scarves, chunky knit wear and berry lips can really make an appearance. I have seen the Autumn tag floating around a lot so far and as it's my favourite month I've decided to do it also! Hope you enjoy and please leave me links if you've been able to do the tag!

1. What's your favourite thing about Autumn?

For me there are lots of things - Autumn is my absolute favourite season and nothing makes me happier than wrapping up warm, whacking out the taupe shaded blushers, berry lips and making hot chocolate without feeling guilty! 

2. Favourite Autumn drink?

I love hot chocolate as much as the next person especially when loaded with lots of whipped cream and mini marshmellows however I'm also a huge fan of caramel lattes too.

3. Favourite scent/candle?

Again there's loads of favourite scents in the Autumn time for me - I love warm scents: spices, almond, honey as well as fresh Autumn air!

4. Best Lipstick?

I did a post of my three favourite Autumn lipsticks here - alongside these I really love the Korres lip butter in Wild Rose.

5. Go to moisturiser?

A recent purchase but one I'm already in love with - the Origins Jinzing moisturiser smells like chocolate oranges and is just the most divine consistency, it really wakes up the skin and keeps it feeling nourished for hours.

6. Go to colours for the eyes?

I'm a neutrals kind of girl all year around but especially in Autumn I love to experiment with coppers, browns and bronzes. Some of my favourite products include the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze and the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I sometimes like to go for more cool toned shades like MAC Satin Taupe.

7. Favourite music/band to listen to?

Alongside my favourites which I listen to all the time I especially love listening to Micheal Buble in the colder months - his voice is so warming and his Christmas album gets me so excited for December!

8. Favourite outfit to wear?

I love combining all of my favourite staples in the Autumn and layering them to create lots of different looks - black skinny jeans, midi skirts, ankle boots, chunky jumpers and a massive coat! 

9. Autumn Treat?

Although I have a few Autumn/Winter coats already I'd really love to splurge on a new one - there's something about coats and jackets which I love and I'm after a fur collar to pair with existing coats and jackets! 

10. Favourite place to be?

Usually it'd be the same as every year - at home with my family, my sister and me would make hot chocolates, get a duvet and watch soaps. However this year it will be different - moving to London for uni I can't wait to walk up and down Oxford Street or Covent Garden waiting for all of the Christmas lights and displays!

There is my little spin on the Autumn tag! Please link your blogs below if you've done it or something similar and thanks for reading!



Wednesday, 2 October 2013

All About ~ Maybelline 'Brow Drama'

I've been on the hunt for a decent brow filler for a while now, after lusting over both the Hourglass Brow Sculpting Pencil and the Anistatisia Brow Wiz.  However I am now at university so forking out a fair sum of money just for an eyebrow product was not an option. So I'd been searching Boots and Superdrug for a high street alternative and came across this little number. 

At only £4.99 I thought I'd give the Maybelline Brow Drama a go and for under a fiver I thought I couldn't go wrong - turns out this product is impressive! Other than pencils there are not any other eyebrow alternatives about for under £10 let alone £5! I bought the shade medium brunette and it's a perfect match for myself. The rounded brush is excellent for defining the start of the brow and then I usually fill in the thinner part of the brow brow with the shade Faint from the Urban Decay Naked basics palette. The combination makes sure my brows have some more definition and colour yet still ensures they are looking au natruel

Overall I highly recommend this product if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to most of the higher end brow products. I believe this does an amazing job at defining and slightly tinting the brows. Please let me know what are your go to brow products and thanks for reading!