Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Back to the Old School

Something’s just take you back to your childhood and for me a Casio watch is one of those things. Maybe I’m showing my age, but I remember them being all the rage at school so when I received his watch from The Watch Hut it really took me back!

The style is very retro, it’s got a bit of a geek chic look about it and I love the contrast of the burgundy with the silver steel strap the colours are perfect for autumn and winter.

The time is very easy to set, I had to remember to do this when the clocks changed! It did give me a fright when the alarm went off in the middle of the night which I didn't realise I had set. I don’t remember the last time I owned a watch with an alarm but I've mastered it now and it comes in very handy when I snooze my phone alarms!

I've not tested whether it is actually water resistant but as I had a Casio watch as a child which I must have put through its paces I’m willing to trust they are still as good.

What do you think? Can you remember these watches from your youth or do you just like the vintage style. You can find lots more lovely watches from The Watch Hut here.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

And I've Given In To The Hype...Again

It always happens; you see so many rave reviews about a product that you have to have it in your life. My spending ban was going so well but this weekend just gone I felt like I needed a little pick me up so a trip to Boots happened.

I've been so busy at work recently that the whole Bourjois Happy Light hype had managed to get passed me it wasn't until I saw a picture of the new range on Instagram that it really grabbed my attention. I was so happy that in the little Boots where I live stocked the primers so I opted for the Luminous Serum Primer to give my skin a little pick me up and I have to say so far so good! It keeps my made up in place and gives my skin a nice glow and at the moment its only £6.99 so it would have just been rude not too.

The Maybelline Baby Lips hype really did not excite me. To me they just seemed like a lip balm with bright tacky packaging. However after seeing swatches over on Pearls and Poodles I was a bit more intrigued. So I finally caved and o my goodness I wish I had bought them earlier! The colours are gorgeous and it really does leave my lips super soft, it does need reapplying throughout the day but for £2.99 that’s to be expected and to be honest I enjoy reapplying it, they taste nice too!

The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is actually a repurchase, I can’t remember how long ago it was when I gave into this hype but I haven’t tried any other concealer since. It’s amazing at covering blemishes and lasts all day. I won’t harp on too much about this as I'm sure you have all seen countless reviews but seriously if you haven’t tried this…why not?!

What have you been buying lately? Do you give into blogger hype easily?

Saturday, 19 October 2013

My Winter Wishlist

Can you tell what my favourite colour is right now? Haha. Don’t get me wrong I’m all about hot weather and sunny beaches but there is just something so cosy about winter time, I love layering up and having a drink by an open fire place, it’s so relaxing.

So this wish list contains my winter must haves, there’s still a week until payday but there’s always time for a browse. The hat from Equestrian Clearance is so cute with its little bow and will do a fabulous job of keeping my ears warm. I have been looking for the perfect satchel for a while and I think this little Topshop baby might just be the one. I would wear jumpers and cardigans all year round if I could, mix them with a pretty floral print and I’m in heaven so the cardigan from New Look is like it has been made for me! The make up speaks for itself...just look at that Nars Palette!!

Do any of my picks take your fancy? What’s on your winter wishlist?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Nars Deep Throat

Nars Deep Throat

Yes it’s called Deep Throat and yes I am that immature that it makes me giggle. No matter how funny the name this blush is top notch. 

My sister bought me this for my birthday (thank you) back in July and I’m pretty sure it’s been on my cheeks every day since.  Deep Throat is a gorgeous warm peach shade that leaves you with a natural healthy looking glow. The shade itself is quite similar to Orgasm but without the shimmer making it perfect for an everyday look, it also builds really well so ideal if you wanted to make it a bit more dramatic for an evening.

As with all Nars blushes it’s super sort and applies easily I usually only need one sweep for my desired look and it lasts for the majority of my working day.

If you are thinking about getting your first Nars Blush then Deep throat is the one I would recommend.

What’s your favourite Nars blush?

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Accessorize Beauty Bits

Lipstick in Infactuated*  One Coat Metallic Nail Polish in Copper*  Lipgloss in Shade 8*

Last year one of my most rave about products was the Accessorize Merged Baked Blush in Scandal, and I still stand by it being an absolute highstreet gem but to be honest I haven’t really explored the rest of their make up line and now I have finally got the chance I am kicking myself that experiment more before.

I know when most people think of Accessorize it’s not usually make up that springs to mine but honestly the quality is amazing and event gives the bigger highstreet brands a run for their money.

The lipgloss in shade 8 is a lovey nude colour that I find perfect for everyday. I’m not a massive fan of lipgloss but as this isn't stupidly sticky I like it.

The lipstick is on another level! I cannot get over how creamy the formula is! I have the colour Infatuation which is exactly the kind of shade I go for in the winter. The pigmentation is excellent and it doesn't dry my lips out, I can’t wait to try this in different colours.

Last but not least is the Metallic one coat nail polish in Copper. The name says it coat and yes, it really only needs one coat! Usually when nail polishes say that I always find I need a second coat to be on the safe side but not with this bad boy one is more than enough. The colour is beautiful and lasts a good 2 days without chipping.

My love affair with Accessorize cosmetics is well and truly re ignited. Have you tried any of their make up?
Right my tea is going cold and I have posts to write. Ciao.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Home, Sweet Home

You know when you just have one of those weeks when works crazy, life's crazy and all you want to do is take a second and breathe? That is me every week at the minute. Don't get me wrong I am loving my new job and I've had some fab trips and nights out with my friends but I just need a rest! God I sound old haha.

Anyway tonight I finally have a bit of time to myself and i'm so happy to be reunited with my own bed you just cant beat it! I thought tonight would be the perfect time to give you a sneak peak of my 'blogging office'. I should add it's not always this tidy!

My bed covers are from Asda and my super cute jars and heart light and from B&M. B&M is literally the best place for home wear, if you like hearts and pretty stuff you need to get down there asap!

Right my tea is going cold and I have posts to write. Ciao.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Marc Jacobs Dot

Marc Jacobs Dot

Its times like this I really wish blogs has a scratch and sniff facility, I just want you to be able to smell this!

Dot by Marc Jacobs is the perfume I have been wearing every day since my holiday and I just love everything about it.

I first got a whiff of this in Boots while I was perusing the perfume counters and I just couldn’t ignore this packaging. Red is always striking and the lady bird esque –ness just makes it stand out that bit more.

 I was so happy to find the scent reflects the packaging. The scent is sweet and fruity but not overpowering, I like the fact it’s very wearable for any occasion as I like to wear it as much as possible. Again I wish I could just get you to smell this!

I also love that it looks ridiculously cute on my dressing table.

What’s your current favourite perfume?

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