Friday, 18 April 2014

OOTD | A Good Friday



jacket: matalan/ top: primark/ dress (layer under): zara/ shoes: converse

Happy Good Friday guys! I don't really think that sounds right, happy? merry? I don't know but you get the gist. Booo for the horrible edges of my hair, grumpy face and the swatch that got on my t-shirt :(. I feel like I've been a bit awol but my exams are getting uncomfortably close and revising has definitely taken over my Easter. I can't really say there's actually been anything good about this Friday, it's the last Friday before school starts but it hasn't been bad! Picked up a few bits from Primark so expect a haul if I can be bothered.

Hope you have a a nice Easter weekend! Thanks for reading and make sure to follow!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

BATTLE OF THE BROW PENCILS | Sleek vs. Rimmel


In the extremely browcentric world we live and with me being a bit (completely) obsessed with eyebrows I am always looking for new products to do my brows with and the high street definitely isn't lacking in products. I personally prefer using a powder to fill in my eyebrows as I think it gives a more natural look but I wanted to try both of these items: Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil/ 001 Dark Brown- £2.99 and Sleek Eyebrow Stylist/ 718 Dark- £5.99.

Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil


This pencil is a dark brown kohl pencil but the product itself comes in three shades with a brush attached to the cap. I did use it for a week, I wanted to see if it grew on me, let's just say it didn't. 
The shade- I can't comment on the other shades because I haven't tried them but I found that this colour didn't really match my eyebrows, it was a waaaay to warm toned brown- even looked red-dy in some lights.
The brush- The little brush on the cap is cute but I don't really think it's necessary, the brush is so hard it feels like you are scrubbing your brows rather than brushing them, I'd rather not forcibly remove my eyebrow hairs.
The pigmentation- I found the pigmentation to be ok if I applied more pressure but it wasn't the best, maybe it would be more pigmented on lighter skin?
The form- I don't really think I have the right to complain about this because when I bought it I new it was a pencil but sharpening it is hassle (yes I am lazy!)

Sleek Eyebrow Stylist

As I said in my 'new in- sleek' post this purchase is because of Lily Melrose, this has been said to be a dupe for the £26 Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil (mouthful much?) This product has two ends, both with caps, one side is  a spoolie and the other is the angled brush, it also comes in three shades.
The shade- I got the shade Dark and it is the perfect colour, it doesn't have any odd undertones and is just a natural looking dark brown for my skin and hair colour, but not too dark. I can't comment on the other shades but this one is perfect.
The spoolie- I use the spoolie to brush through my brows before I fill them in. I would pick a spoolie over any other type of brush any day as I feel they're more effective.
The pigmentation/ consistency- It is a lor more pigmented than the Rimmel pencil, it has quite a soft creamy/ waxy consistency in comparison to a normal kohl.
The form- The pencil is angular and this is meant to make it easier to shape and apply your eyebrows, it allows you to do very fine lines and normal lines with the same pencil. The ability to do fine strokes allows you to get a very natural looking brow although it may take more time.


VERDICT: If it's not obvious then Sleek Eyebrow Stylist wins although I don't think it has managed to convert me from powder to pencil, sorry!

Have you tried any of these products? How do you do your brows? Let me know and make sure to follow me on Bloglovin' or GFC. Thanks!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

LUST LIST | Swimwear

l-r: asos- £30, forever 21- £22.80, nasty gal- £78.47, h&m- £21, american apparel- £61 

This post may seem a tad premature as England is struggling to have consistent spring weather so any signs of summer are definitely not popping up soon. As some of you may know I am going to Zante in Summer (woooo) the thought is getting me through the sea of revision that I have to do this Easter. At the moment I may be more excited for shopping for the trip, than the actual trip but with it being 102 days away (nope I'm not counting at all) I think it is acceptable for me to start browsing the things I want to be stuffed in my probably overweight suitcase! 

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

A few years ago the swimwear available wasn't half as vast, interesting and easily accessible 
as it now (in my opinion). With multiple swimwear trends like high-waisted bottoms, neoprene and one-pieces being 'back in' I really do think there is something for everyone. 

The one pieces I included are two totally different styles- one being a bit more daring and the other totally cute. The use of print is incorporated into lots of swimwear, from floral to tropical- like the pineapple bikini. I am also loving the vintage, pin up look of a high waited bikini that I just had to include one,the corally red colour of the one above just drew me straight in, they are great if you don't want to show as much skin, along with the one piece. 

My favourite bikini above is the Triangl Miami Mint bikini (no.6) it's a neoprene material, which is a really popular material at the moment and it means it won't go at all see-through in the water. If you haven't heard of Triangl then check them out I love their stuff. I think with swimwear there are so many unique and adventurous styles out there that I just want them all (the left one in the first picture is UH-mazing) but there are only so many bikinis you need, although saying that, that didn't stop me with coats this winter. 

What are your favourite swimwear styles? What is your favourite featured above? Let me know and make sure to follow me on Bloglovin' or GFC! Thanks!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

THE GET TO KNOW ME TAG


As with most of the tags I do I saw this one and thought it would be the perfect tag for me to tell you guys a bit more about myself if anyone actually cares, so I just tagged myself l o l. Here's a quick get to know me tag: 


1. Are you named after anyone? 
No

2. When was the last time you cried? 
Can't remember probably at some video or film or something.

3. Do you have kids?
Luckily not considering I would still consider myself one in some aspects.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
Probably not I dunno, I'd irritate myself.

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Nope, never, what is sarcasm? (!)  

6. Will you ever bungee-jump?
Skydive- yes, bungee jump- no. 

7. What’s your favourite cereal?
Honey puffs or fruit and fibre. Fruit and fibre in underrated man.

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
Hmm... their facial expression I suppose. 

9. What is your eye colour?
Very dark brown.

10. Scary movie or happy endings?
Happy endings, I hate scary movies, I could barely watch The Woman in Black which is like a 12 or something. 

11. Favourite smells?
Nice smelling boys, fruity scented stuff and nice candles.

12. Summer or winter?
Winter clothes, summer weather.

13. Computer or television?
Computer, I hardly ever watch TV anymore my laptop has everything I need, sorry TV.

14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
Florida, best. place. ever.

15. Do you have any special talents?
Unfortunately I don't think so.

16. Where were you born?
Middlesbrough.

17. What are your hobbies?
Blawwwging, shopping and that's about it really.

18. Do you have any pets?
Nope, had a fish that I won from the fair called Bob but it only lived like six months, RIP.

19. Favourite movie?
I can't pick one so: White Chicks, Wolf of Wall Street, Think Like A Man, Gatsby, Frozen.

20. Do you have any siblings?
Two younger sisters.

21. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I dunnooooooooo. But I need to figure out what I want to do at uni pretty soon and  have no clue.

And that's it! 21 pretty random question answered about myself, I tag you all to do this! Make sure you follow for more posts and thanks for reading!


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

OOTD | Media Coursework

leather jacket: matalan/ top: new look (old)/ skirt: topshop (similar)/ necklace: primark

I feel like I haven't done an outfit of the day in agesssss and they are one of my favourite posts to read and do (I blame my sister and how reluctant she is to take my outfit pictures). I'm just going to apologise that I don't have an actual full length picture of the outfit, my shoes were just some black Steve Madden's. 

For those of you who don't know I'm in Year 12 doing my AS's and Media is one of my subjects. For my coursework we basically had to create a mini marketing campaign for a girl band, which I was forced to act in. I didn't mind it to much, it was fun. Although I had to portray a character with this outfit these were all my clothes so obviously I would actually wear something like this, and I often do. I've had this skater skirt for almost two years now and unfortunately I think it's coming to the end of it's life in my wardrobe, it is unacceptably short. 

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

NEW IN | Sleek




After my failed spending ban I felt the need to do some online shopping, the past few days have been pretty good for me as I've had a parcel waiting for me after school everyday, and don't you just love when the postman has a delivery. I'm going to blame this mini purchase on Lily Melrose, after reading her post on the Sleek Eyebrow Stylist being a good dupe for twenty six pound Hourglass Brow Pencil I knew I needed it, being a brow enthusiast and all. 

I went to the Sleek website to see whether it had been released and lo-and-behold it had! I happily added the £5.99 pencil to my bag (virtual that is) and then BAM shipping fees- the bane of my life. The shipping fees were not alot cheaper than the product itself so I decided it would silly to pay that amount for one product and not to buy more. I added the contour kit and a lovely deepish pink blush (no idea how to describe it). 

Expect some reviews soon! What are your favourite Sleek products? Let me know and make sure to follow me, thanks for reading! 

Saturday, 5 April 2014

MY WEEKEND READS (+A Great Freebie)


When it comes to reading I am probably the worst person to post about it, I do read and obviously I can (it would be quite worrying if I couldn't) but ever since I was little and it took me just under a year to read one of the Narnia books because I was so uninterested, (I kid you not) I have never been into reading books. If you want book review then I'm not your gal. 

When it comes to my daily dose of reading I rely on blogs and magazines (does that count?) and this weekend is no different. I'm off to London today and these two magazines will be sufficient entertainment for when my phone battery doesn't quite make it for the journey back. I buy Company monthly, April being no exception but what drew me to getting InStyle was the glamorous looking velvet handle eyeko eyelash curlers. Now when it comes to magazine freebies unless they are branded they are pretty sh... poo (sorry Company that mascara was not the one.) So when a good freebie comes around I grab it and run straight to the self checkout. As well as the freebie there were offres in both magazines which is a bonus!

InStyle Freebie, Sample & Offer 

Company Offer
Now when it comes to offers I am a bit sceptical as the terms and conditions can hold various surprises but if all is what it is advertised then the discounts are pretty good. I definitely think that you guys should pop down to *insert wherever you buy your magazines from* and take advantage of the InStyle goodie. Anyway here are a couple of pretty pages from each magazine, I must admit I'm a bit of a flicker when it comes to magazines I should have just called this my weekend glances.

InStyle

Company

What are your favourite magazines? Do you bother with magazine freebies? Let me know and don't forget to follow me! Thanks for reading.