Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Beauty // New in for L'Oreal

L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper - £5.99
L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Smokissime in 'Brown Smoke' - £5.99 [on offer]
L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Smokissime in 'Black Smoke' - £5.99 [on offer]

Finally a high street brow product that I really love! For a while I liked the Maybelline Brow Drama, but a round applicator for your eyebrows was just odd and quite messy. However, with the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper it has a thin wand and a small precise applicator to give colour and to easily shape and hold your brows in place. I use this in conjunction with my Anastasia Dip Brow and my brows have never looked so good.

I've seen a mixed bag of reviews about the Smokissime liners, but the negative reviewers seem to be using the product wrong. To me this is not an eyeliner, and don't think L'Oreal should have even branded it as any sort of 'liner' - they also mention it has a 'precision tip', as you can see, there's nothing precise about it! However, they are essentially a one product way to a smokey eye and I absolutely love them. It's only when I was taking photos of them that I realised the product is actually in the lid and not the tube - idiot. For a daytime smokey eye, I like to use 'Brown Smoke' and apply to the lower half of my eyelid and carefully line the outer half of my lower lash line, then BLEND BLEND BLEND. This is another aspect where a lot of people are getting this wrong, because it will look horrendous if not blended well. 

Have you tried any of these new-ish L'Oreal bits?

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Beauty // MAC Haul

[Left] MAC Lipstick in Brave - £15.50
[Right] MAC Lipstick in Taupe - £15.50

I've been massively into lipsticks recently, in particular the Kylie Jenner-esque shades. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a massive sheep when it comes to trends and hyped products. Although, I never really cared for Brave when I saw it talked about on Kylie Jenner, but I had to have it when I saw Amelia Liana wearing it in one of her vlogs. Brave is a pinky-nude-your-lips-but-better shade with a satin finish. Taupe is a brown toned dark nude with a matte finish.

What nude lipsticks are you loving at the moment?

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Fashion // Missguided Haul

Jaya Floral Shell Top - £12.99
Lynne Ribbed High Neck Crop Top - £4.99
Adriane Faux Leather A-Line Skirt - £19.99
Meza Backless Sequin Shell Top - £19.99
Lucy Open Back Lace Detail Shell Top - £14.99
Bet Dogtooth Check A-line Mini Skirt - £9.99

And the worst blogger award goes to... It was only today that I realised that I haven't blogged since November. And despite the fact that being in my final year plays a huge part in why I can't 100% commit to my blog, blogging is still something I really enjoy and aim to pursue once I have finished my uni course in June. 

I actually started this blog post back in November when I bought these items, so a few of them are probably in the sale or unavailable by now, but it's still worth having a look. I'm totally still into these colours and styles now we are moving towards Spring too. Every year I have a habit for falling for the Spring/Summer pastel trends, when in reality I'm not a massive fan of pastel colours. I end up selling everything on eBay or Depop after a few months of use. I've also decided to stick to buying pretty basic pieces that can be transitioned from season to season, as well as being versatile easy-to-style pieces. As student loans came in in January, there will be a fair few more hauls to come!