Thursday 31 July 2014

July Favourites

This post seems to feature a lot more products that usual, but with being on holiday for two weeks these products have been staples throughout the month.

Yes To Go Grapefruit Wipes -£3.99
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Blueberry - £3.99
Real Techniques Multi-Task Brush - £29.99 in set from
Rimmel Lipstick in  - £6.49
MAC Sea Worship  - Extra Dimension £16.50
MAC Bronzer in Lush-Light Bronze (Not available)
Loreal Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadow in Nude 200 - £5.49


Friday 18 July 2014

Topshop Buckle Geek Shoes

These cute shoes are from Topshop and are know as the Margate Double Buckle Geek Shoes in the colour Camel. I paid £32 as I bought them a few weeks ago, however they have now gone down to £15 in the sale!

They are so comfortable and I find that I have been wearing them with all sorts as the colour is nice and light for summer. The double buckle is a lovely addition to the shoes and makes them a little difference to anything else that I own.


Thursday 17 July 2014

A Day at Wireless Festival

A week last Saturday, me and my sister headed to Wireless Festival in Birmingham for the day. We booked this last year and it was my first plan of summer which I was really excited about post finishing university for the summer. It was a pretty early start as we were getting the coach from Manchester to Birmingham which was a 2 and a half hour journey. We got there nice and early and headed for the coach, I don't think we quite realised how tired we were as we got on the coach the driver checked our ticket and we sat down. Just as we were setting off, we heard a girl behind us stating how she had never been to Hyde Park. We instantly realised we was on the wrong coach, and the driver said he didn't realise the festival was on in Birmingham and London. So finally on the correct coach we was on our way. We arrived at a pretty stressfree journey, excited for the day ahead. There was so many acts we wanted to say, we got organised and arranged our itinerary for the day.

We had an absolutely fabulous time watching Neon Jungle and Clean Bandit, John Newman is also exceptional live. We found J-Cole likes to use a lot of explicates and this was when we headed for dinner. There was so much food choice but we went for classic festival food in burger and chips which was rather lovely. The prices of festival food always breaks my heart, my burger and chips was £7 and my cider was £6.  A little extra addition was there was a local radio station there which was letting you have free transfer tattoos and they also had a photo booth. The headliner was Bruno Mars, but I was so excited to see Ellie Goulding she is so stunning and her voice is outstanding I had never been lucky enough to see her before and she was soooo good. She made the entire day for me being able to sing along to song after song was brilliant. The weather lucky held out which I was so happy about as my sister seriously does not cope with rain and being wet! Outkast was on next and I did not realise how much they rap which does not really interest me, but they obviously did there most well known and the entire field was going crazy at 'Hey Ya'. We then headed for tea where we opted for pizza and garlic bread. We caught the end of Robin Thicke just before he finished up with 'Blurred Lines', which created such a great atmosphere in the tent. Bruno Mars came on and I have tohe was just as good as we had expected, he has had so many songs and most of them are so uplifting and was able to have a good dance along to them. He finished off the day perfectly!
On the way home we got stuck in stand still traffic as there had been an accident on the motorway and there was also road works - chaos! It took over 4 hours and I was shattered when we arrived back in Manchester at 2.30am. There was some very lively drunken girls on the back of the coach which sang Bruno Mars songs on repeat for an hour in the standstill traffic, which is just what you want after a very long day - utter nightmare.

All in all I have an exceptionally fantastic day, I adore festivals with all the acts and the atmosphere we are planning on doing the same next year which is super exciting!


Monday 14 July 2014

Nike Roshe Run

The Nike Roshe Run seem to be very popular by many at the moment, and I have had my eye on them for a while now. I got these little beauties as a present off my parents for my birthday. As I am only a size 3 I was able to get them in the junior size for £40, compared to the £70 for the adult sizes.
I was so surprised at how light they were, they literally weigh nothing. They are also really comfortable, I am planning on wearing these as day to day trainers with my jeans when I am having a shopping / lunch trip. I was originally planning on getting these in the bright pink, but for once I thought that the black were much more practical although the pink are much prettier!


Sunday 13 July 2014

Birthday Presents!

On Monday it was my birthday and I turned 20! I have been unsure about whether to upload this post or not as I do not want to be seen as I am bragging as to what I got. I love seeing these posts and watching videos of others showing viewers what they got as it gives you ideas as to what to pop on your birthday/wish list. So here is just a click list with links to everything that I got:

Fujifilm S8200
Nike Roshe Runs
MAC lipstick in St Germain
Victoria Secrets Underwear and Body Lotion
M&M World goodies
Abercrombie and Fitch Tee
Nemo Thomas Sabo Charm
Accessorize Headbands

I would just like to say a huge thank you to my family and friends for being so generous this year, and I have simply fallen in love with my camera.


Thursday 10 July 2014

June Favourites

Eeek I am once again late with my favourites post, I have been rather busy but I promise I will prepare next months on time.

With all this lovely, sunny weather I have been very much loving tanning and getting to wear all of my summer clothes which have been collecting dust at the back of my wardrobe. I have found a great combination which creates a nice, real looking tan. I bought the Rimmel Sun Shimmer Pre Tan Exfoliator, when Rimmel first launched it at the beginning of spring. It was just £1.99 when I got is as it was an introductory offer, but now it is only £3.99 which is still an excellent price. The exfloliator has a great gritty texture which really leaves the skin refreshed which is just what you need before you tan. I then applied my latest beauty buy - the Xen Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe, Vivianna Does Makeup did a bronzing/tanning video recently and she featured Xen Tan and stated how much she loved it, she I took the plunge and its really nice. Considering it is Ultra Dark, compared to other tans it was light. I applied one layer the night before and in the morning I had a nice colour, but next time I would apply two layers to create a  slightly darker summery glow.

The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ has been a firm favourite of mine this month. I did a post recently solely on this lotion, as I bought the travel size version and loved it so much I upgraded to the full size. As I work at Debenhams I get 20% off all beauty, and they also had a tax free on beauty products last weekend meaning I got this for just £19. To me they seemed like such a bargain.

I have rediscovered a favourite lipstick this month, and it comes from Kate Moss' line for Rimmel. The colour is 101, its a nice pink toned velvety matte shade. It is just a great everyday lipstick which I put on to add a little vibrancy to my makeup but nothing over the top. These are just £5.49, and I think Rimmel does high street lipsticks the best.

Finally, another lipstick I have been loving comes from MAC (surprise, surprise!). I actually got this one free when I handed in my 6 swaps to get a free lipstick. It comes in the colour Patisserie which is a great everyday nude. This always comes up as a bestseller, and I know so many friends and bloggers that love this. It gives a create lift of colour to the lips and you can wear it with absolutely anything, a definite staple to keep in the bottom of your handbag.

Hope you all have a fabulous July!


Friday 4 July 2014

July Glamour Magazine and Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner

I had to do this post with some urgency so you beauty lovers can rush out on my recommendation. Last week I picked up July's issue of Glamour magazine as I usually do, and I got a little bit excited with the freebie featured with it this month as it was a Eyeko eyeliner. There was a lot of excitement on YouTube recently, when Lisa Eldridge featured an Alexa Chung tutorial on her channel, it was no ordinary video though as it actually featured the Alexa Chung. Coincidentally, Alexa actually features as one of the cover girls on this month’s issue.  In the tutorial she uses some Eyeko products from the range which she created with them, the eyeliner she uses in the video is the Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner which you can get from Space: NK for £15. The eyeliner which comes with Glamour this month is the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner; you can get the colours in either black or navy. This is actually currently out of stock on the Space: NK website.

I picked up the black, as that is naturally the colour which I would think I would get the most use out of. I have to say I have been absolutely loving this eyeliner, I always manage to get my eyeliner to something which I am pleasantly pleased with, but the flicks just seem to be too technical for me. This eyeliner makes it so much easier; the nib is very easy to control. It allows for precision and the colour is intense and pigmented which creates such a easy daily look. Since I have completely adored the black, I have been trying to pick it up in navy as well. Did I mention that the magazine costs just £2!! Yes £2!! Essie Button has been inspiring me to venture out on the eyeliner front recently, and she recently posted about her new favourite navy eyeliner, and I have to say it looked so lovely on her. In the summer I like to wear more vibrant looks and I think navy is somewhere to start.  Unfortunately, there seems to only be black left in the shops when I went to have a sneaky look today in a store, I am going to have to put my mum and sister on the case. I seriously suggest you whip up a copy of Glamour quickly as the August issue will be being released very soon and I would hate for everyone to miss out on this little gem.

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