Tuesday, 30 September 2014

september favourites!

this month has passed by way too quickly for my liking. in general, the entire month of September is a favourite for me, as it's my birthday month (if you're reading this on the day I posted it, my birthday is TODAY!). I also love the change in weather and general atmosphere that makes September such a lovely, cosy little month.
Let's take a look at the beauty products which brightened up my little world this month

Monday, 29 September 2014

my make up storage - part two

As promised, here is the second part of my make up organisation post. This time, we'll be delving deep into the big white cabinet which houses the majority of my make up. I think this was from QVC, it was a graduation present from my grandparents. I'm not sure you can get it any more, but I'll add a link if I manage to find one.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

OPI Icons of Style

I'm a sucker for a new OPI collection. When I heard that they were releasing a range of shades based on Coca Cola beverages, I was beyond excited. Especially for the Diet Coke shade, as it's probably my favourite drink ever. It took me a while to actually pick up any of the shades, but when I saw this set of two on sale in the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta, the opportunity was too good to pass up. 

My Signature is "DC" is a bright shimmery silver inspired by Diet Coke. This has a different name in Europe and is instead called Turn on the Haute Light. I believe this is because the majority of mainland Europe has Coke Light instead of Diet Coke (which is absolutely not the same drink. I lived in Germany for a year and Coke Light is horrible :( ) I've been wearing this as an accent nail lately and it's really gorgeous: it doesn't take that many coats to become opaque and it's lasted a really long time on me. I couldn't have asked for a better nail polish to represent my favourite drink.

Coca-Cola Red is exactly what the name suggests: the exact red colour of the label on a Coke bottle. I think it might be a tiny bit darker on the nails, but that might be because I did more than one coat. In the bottle it's practically exactly the same colour as the Coke label. This is also very long lasting and pretty much opaque in two coats. I love a classic red nail polish, and I love that this one is an extra special shade of red.

This has been my favourite combo to wear since I bought the set: above is two coats without top coat (because I couldn't find it).
These shades are available in a set together or separately; they're currently on sale at Beauty Bay.

Monday, 22 September 2014

a glimpse into my makeup storage - part one

When I got back from my holiday with a whole load of new make up and beauty products, I decided it was time for a major reshuffle. The way I stored a lot of things changed, and I'm finally pretty happy with my set up. I thought I'd offer an insight into how I store all of my stuff. It'll be split into two parts, with the first part focussing on the general make up area and then the second diving into the super organised white cabinet you see in the middle there.
Let's go!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

autumn lipstick picks

Autumn has to be my favourite season of the year. I love the cooler weather, the chance to wear cosy jumpers and boots, my birthday...hands down, the best time of the year for me. It's also an excuse to break out the darker berry lip shades, and I've gathered a few gorgeous products to recommend to you all.

Friday, 19 September 2014

i have returned!

Hey everyone!

I'm finally back from my holiday! I've been busy unpacking and coping with jetlag which is my excuse for the lack of posts this week :( Just know that I'm hard at work taking photos and writing new posts that I hope will be up for you to enjoy very soon.
I did a lot of shopping.
I've included the above photo from my Instagram to show you all exactly how much shopping I did on my holiday. There are a lot of new products here to be tested and reviewed, so I have a lot of posts to work on.
Watch this space!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

soap and glory kick ass concealer - first impressions and a sort of review

Hello everyone!
On a recent trip to Boots in Bluewater, I was looking for some new products to try. I know, I'm going to the US next week and there will probably be no end of shiny new make up items calling my name, but I like to shop! I've wanted to try Soap & Glory for a while, having heard endless wonderful things about the products: the fact that they were part of a 'buy one, get one half price' offer made up my mind for me. I grabbed the Kick Ass Concealer and the Archery Brow Tint (review coming soon!). Having tried out the concealer and worn it for a full day, I'm ready to share my first impressions of the product and offer a kind of review.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

models own speckled eggs polish - dove

the models own bottle shop is a dangerous place. When you enter, you should be prepared to leave with less money but more gorgeous nail polishes. I was lured in to the store in Bluewater last week, and left with a few things, one of them being this beautiful 'Speckled Eggs' polish. It was a range I'd wanted to try since they launched earlier this year and I'm so impressed with this polish.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

my holiday make up bag

By the time you read this, I will (finally) be on my holiday, making my way around the southern states of the USA with my family. I've been looking forward to this trip for a long time, as it's been a pretty stressful year, and I've taken some time to consider what make up I want to take with me. My plan is obviously to buy a lot of new products out there, but I'm taking some old favourites along with me anyway.
Read on to find out what made the cut!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

august favourites

August has been a very strange month. It feels like it passed very quickly, but I can't really remember what I did! Now that it's over, I've got a list of product that I've really been enjoying this month, with some new items and some rediscovered treasures.