Top L -R : View out my kitchen window, My new TV obsession TVD and a yummy solero, A beautiful sunset when coming home from work.
Middle L – R : My bf and I’s new hamster! She’s so cute <3, A night of shots with my friends, Lots of relentless for a busy day of work ahead!
Bottom L – R : A needed drink after work!, Cold weather , The harbour right on my doorstep, took this picture after a lovely Saturday
**Drum roll** – The MAC #168 Large Angled Contour Brush.
A better picture of the angle – taken from Google, my brush isn’t so clean!
I’ve seen this recommended on many beauty blogs, magazines, beauty YouTube videos etc. I’ve had it about a year now, and it’s still one of the main brushes I use!
I use mine mainly for blush [occasionally bronzer] and it’s great to create a contoured look. I suck in my cheeks, and follow my cheekbone up [not easy, I'm not one of those blessed people with prominent cheekbones! boo], making sure I brush upwards NOT downwards [this defeats the object of contouring!] in circular motions up to my temples. I’m really not an expert at contouring, and it really does take practice! You get better, and it looks better the more you do it
I’ve seen people moan that the brush collects too much product, but it’s a simple thing to tap off excess product off the brush, so I’ve never had that problem – never have too much product on the brush, otherwise you’ll get the tell tale ‘stripe’ across your face when theres too much product / not blended correctly.
It does shed, but I find that with all brushes – plus it’s lovely and soft, and it hasn’t lost it’s shaping at all, even with A LOT of use!
^ I actually look like I may have cheekbones in this picture, with the use of this brush! The power of makeup eh? ..
You can buy it here and it’s £26 – worth every penny!
Hi guys! I’m so sorry I haven’t blogged for a while, it’s been a mixture of pure laziness and snowed under at work for me recently, so I’m so sorry for neglecting you!
It’s been raining alllll day today [typical British style!] so I’ve been having a browse on Polyvore on all things to wear in the rain – how cute is that cat rain hat?! Old person style brought relevant and cute!
It’s also my dream to have a Burberry Trench coat, I will one day have one!
I’ve been thinking of getting wrapped up, and pulling on my pink Hunter wellies, and having a splash around outside
Or, snuggling up under a duvet with my trusty Netflix and The Vampire Diaries [my new massive TV obsession] – I think I’ll go with the relaxing option! The rain always makes me happy, as it’s a great
excuse to stay in, and get cosy
I’ll be back with some new posts this week!
- Salad, I’ve cut out having carbs at dinner times now, as I LOVE them, thus over-eating far too much. I’ll have carbs very rarely now, and I haven’t really missed them yet. It’s not a long term thing, it’s just to kick-start my healthy eating. Anyway I’ve been having lovely salads instead to go with my main meal, and it’s never boring and they’re so diverse! So I’m pretty addicted to rabbit food at the moment
-Travelling, I finally did the train by myself! I did about a six hour journey [with a change in-between] to see my good friend who I’ve known for years, but lives up in Milton Keynes now. I was so nervous about catching the train as it was so new to me, plus the station you have to change at is huge.. but I did it! And I had a brilliant time, it was so nice to see where my friend now lives, and I hadn’t seen her in ages
-Instagram, I’ve become addicted to it once again, I post mainly food porn pictures, but I do random snaps too. I love browsing through, I can go through my feed, and waste half an hour!
- The Vampire Diaries sweet Jesus, I have found my new addictive TV show. The show where you watch episode after episode and just get sucked [no pun intended] in. I’ve had season 1 on my iTunes for ages, and decided to give it a whirl.. I ended up watching 7 episodes! I am in love with the whole thing haha.
These little beauties are amazing, and I now prefer them to Rimmel’s Apocalips Lip Laquers.
They smell lovely, like a vanilla pudding – good enough to eat! They’re not a lip gloss – they dry matte, but are also really moisturising.
Another plus is that they apply so nicely – it feels like silk on your lips. It can be a bit messy applying though as you can probably tell from my rushed pictures! But when done properly and neatly, it’s fine.
I’m so pleased with them, I love Collection 2000 products as they’re always amazing and SO cheap. They’re £2.99 each! I got mine from Boots here :)
Ahhhh welcome to my new fav product. I’m obsessed. It’s Chanel and I’m sure you alllllll know by now how obsessed I am with Chanel stuff in general. It smells gorgeous, it does exactly what it says on the tin and more!
It’s a primer, so you put it on before your foundation. It’s bright white, which added worries it may have given me a ghost face, but you blend it in very well, and you only really need a teeeeeny bit.
I have fairly red skin, and it really tones down the redness, and evens out my skin tone. If you have large pores it also helps reduce these.
It leaves your makeup looking flawless, lasting longer and leaves you with a lovely glow.
You can also use it as a highlighter, so on your brow bones, cheekbones, cupids bow etc.
The only annoying thing is that the opening of the bottle is pretty big, and it comes with a stupid spatula to apply with – it really would be better with a pump!
I’m so pleased I bought this, I’m very very very pleased with it The glow is just gorgeous when it catches the light!
It’s £30 and you can buy it here
The Sun is actually shining. For the UK this is a big thing, especially as we had snow at Easter, and horrendous torrential rain last night! Today feels like the first feel of Summer- not a cloud in the sky
It’s inspired me to go over to Polyvore [becoming quite the addiction..] to create a summer look!
I’m so looking forward to digging out the denim shorts, my American style logo tees, painting my nails bright neon colours, rocking a bright tote bag, some over-sized sunglasses, and a spritz of my go-to summer fragrance – not sure what that’ll be this year
I hope we do get a Summer this year! I love winter clothes but when the Sun does shine I can’t help but get excited!