Friday, 30 October 2015

Burgundy and Fur

Top - New Look
Skirt - New Look
Boots - New Look
Gilet - eBay
Bag - River Island


Yay its faux fur season again! My gilet is such a staple piece in my autumn wardrobe and as it only cost around £5 its definitely a gem. I paired it with my new burgundy skirt, seriously so obsessed with this colour right now. The fabric of the skirt is also something which drew me to it due to the thickness which is so different from my usual suede or really thin ones. Oh and I finally bought a River Island bag! After years of wanting one I decided that the student lock in was the perfect time to purchase. I love the snake print and burgundy leather that is incorporated, makes it a little different. Finally I completed the outfit with my chunky boots from New Look, definitely can never have too many boots in Autumn.





Do you like faux fur?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Last Minute Halloween Makeup

Have you ever been invited somewhere for Halloween just days before? I have and was so panicked on what to wear as a) I had very little time and b) had no money to actually buy a costume. As I am going as a skeleton this year I have been trying to think of a makeup look to wear that does not involved painting my whole face as a skeleton. This got me thinking of doing a dark purple eye and nude lips. For this purpose of this post I also added a bloody tear - just throw on a tatty outfit or vampire costume (they cry blood tears on True Blood right?) and you are ready for Halloween!


 I had to use a few different palettes as I did not have all of the shades in one. However they are all shades that are found easily.

First I blended Limit from the Naked 3 palette into my crease and used this as a transition shade. I then added my Kiko shadow in Infinity on top of this. For the lid colour, I blended my Lancome black eyeliner onto just the lid focusing on the outer part and keeping my inner corners lighter. Infinity was then placed on top of this also. To create a deeper look, Darkside from the Naked 3 palette was placed in my crease and smoked out. I used the lightest shade from my  Makeup Revolution palette in my inner corners. The black shadow from the same palette was used on my bottom lash line blended with Infinity to create more definition. Finally to top the look off I added winged liner and mascara.

For the blood tear, I applied fake blood directly onto my cheek and let it drip itself. I made sure to smudge it out a bit beside my inner corner to make sure it looked like it came from my eyes and was not just blood randomly placed on my face.  This look would look even better with contacts but me being me, bought some but I am too scared to use them. If you would like to see what base products I used, check out this post!






What are you doing on Halloween?


Monday, 26 October 2015

Stripes and Suede



Top - New Look
Skirt - New Look
Boots - yeah you guessed it, New Look



Okay, I promise that I do not live in New Look. Its just a huge majority of my wardrobe recently seems to be from there. The top is a purchase that I made recently as I have always been a fan of striped clothing but never actually owned any. shocking right? Also you can never have too many polo necks in your life. Especially right now as Aberdeen has been absolutely freezing. I also purchased these boots recently as I needed some that have a heel but are not too much of an effort to wear. These ones are perfect and can be worn all day without any discomfort. My skirt was actually purchased last year but I feel like camel suede still has not gone out of fashion. Thank god because I really love it! I could have gone a size or two down in the skirt however I was too excited to wear it at the time and decided that I just had to wear it then and did not have time for an exchange. Highly regret that now...




Do you love camel coloured suede?

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Cut Throat Halloween Look

Watching Halloween tutorials on youtube always intrigues me, some people are just so talented! This year I wanted to get in on the action by creating my own gruesome look. I decided to go with a cut throat one as I think that it would look good with the skeleton costume that I have. This was my first time ever doing this and I think it turned out okay, shows how easy it really is! Here is how I did it:

Firstly, you will need liquid latex and fake blood for this. I just got mine online for cheap, google it and I am sure lots will come up. 

I applied the latex to the area where the cut was going to be. In order to create the slit a few layers of this had to be applied, I think did around 4. Next, I took my tweezers and created a hole in the dry latex and dragged them along to create the slit. Do this really carefully as you do not want to create a hole in the wrong place. At this point I should have applied foundation and powder to take away the shine from the latex and blend it in to my skin but I sadly completely forgot! The I applied a reddy pink lipstick to my exposed skin, I must have not cleaned the brush properly as it  had some black eyeshadow on it however it made the cut look even more real therefore I added more black around the edges. Finally I added a little bit of blood on top of the lipstick and around the edges of the cut and then went on to drip it down my neck. This was just done by applying the blood straight to onto my neck with the applicator and letting it run down. If you would like to know the products that I used on the rest of my face then keep a look out for my next Halloween look!



The latex was a little bit of a pain to remove. At first I tried to peel it off however this hurt a little. I then discovered that it was a lot easier to remove just by using water and soap!





Are you dressing up for Halloween?


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Bedroom Wishlist - Copper Accessories

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Interior decor that features monochrome with copper accessories is my absolute favourite right now. My bedroom at home is in the middle of getting decorated and all I can look at is copper items. A few of these are definitely going to feature on my Christmas wishlist. I have had my eye on this light shade (5) for a while now and at only £20 its an absolute steal. Well done Asda. Oliver Bonas has a massive selection of copper accessories, this letter (2) being one of them. Obviously I would get an E but the website never had a photo of it... nevertheless it would definitely just finish my room off. The tea light holder (4) is also from Oliver Bonas and is absolutely gorgeous. I have added fake plants as a pop of green would look great contrasted with the monochrome. Also fake means that you do not have to care for them, I definitely would not be able to keep them alive!







Do you like copper accessories?

Sunday, 18 October 2015

FOTD - Autumn Neutrals

I have already posted my go to neutral autumn look (linked here) however some days when I am feeling extra fancy, I go for a slightly darker feel. These shades of brown shadows have to be my absolute favourite to wear.. I mean you can never own too many can you? For this look I used my trusty Makeup Revolution Iconic 2, I really cannot seem to venture far from it!



Eyes: 
For my base I blended the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Dark Pearl all over my lid. I then blended the light purplely shade (5th from left) in to my crease and used it as a transition colour. The slightly gold toned brown (7th from left) was then placed just on my lid. To add more depth, I add a darker brown (second from right) in my outer v and finally a little of the shimmery shade (1st on left) in the centre of my eye lid. I then used my Rimmel Scandaleyes Gel Liner to create a wing. For mascara I used my Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara.

Face: 
Foundation - Revlon Colorstay in Ivory
Concealer - Collection Lasting Perfection in shade 1
Highlight - Makeup Revolution Highlighter in Peach Lights
Brows - Sleek Brow Kit in light

Lips:
Liner - NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Nude Beige
Lipstick - Rimmel by Katie in shade 45





What is your go to autumn look?




Monday, 12 October 2015

Feeling a Bit Lost



As I sit down to write this, I actually have no idea what I am going to say. For once this will be a personal post where words just come rambling out. Recently I have been feeling a bit lost and do not seem to get why. I am sure everyone feels like this at some point in their life but I just wish the feeling was not getting me down as much as it is.

Life right now revolves around uni on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and then work comes along and takes up my Thursdays and Saturdays leaving me with only Wednesdays and Sundays free. I know most people with full time jobs probably get this number of days off but the problem with that is I can never go home to visit my family for more than a night. Its now been about 4-5 weeks since I've seen them and I am getting so homesick. You'd think by my 3rd year of uni that I would get over it.... but obviously not. Nothing ever exciting seems to happen here, maybe that is because I am extremely poor (rent in Aberdeen is ridiculous) and cannot afford to do anything different. Every time the slightest thing goes wrong, which is always, I automatically blame Aberdeen just because I really do not like it here.

This has all brought me on to thinking - why am I even in Aberdeen? I do not enjoy uni or living away from home and none of my close friends live here (except my boyfriend, which is the only thing that like Aberdeen for). I am half way through my course and know that I definitely want a job that is linked to it in the future therefore the only option is to stick it out. I am a bit fed up of feeling grumpy and sad all of the time though.

I also feel a bit lost with my blog. My motivation just does not seem to be there anymore, this is the same with most other aspects of my life.  My sister is giving me her camera as she has got a new one so I am hoping this makes me excited to blog again. Do not get me wrong, I still love blogging but I just never seem to have any ideas for posts that I am happy with. I think another thing that has made me lose my blogging mojo is that my followers has not really moved for months.. I know blogging is not about followers but it just gets me down a little as it kind of makes me feel like my content is not that great.

Anyway on wards and up wards? Hopefully my life will begin to feel more exciting soon. Starting from now, I am definitely going to put a lot more effort into my blog. Motivation best come along quickly!





What type of posts do you like seeing from me?

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Current Top 5 Products




This is definitely my holy grail brow product and for only £4.99 it is quite a bargain. It can either be used on top of brow powder which creates a really defined look but also just by its self which keeps my brows in place and also keeps them looking natural. I have actually wrote a review on this product so if you are interested and would like to hear more, click here!


I have used this product nearly every day that I have worn eye shadow since I purchased it in February. It is beyond pigmented and makes the perfect base. The price is a bit steep for me, this being £19, however I would definitely buy another one considering I still have more than half of the product left after using it so frequently! To read my review on this one, click here.


Again, this is something that I use pretty much everyday. It glides on to the lips so smoothly and is such a gorgeous colour. I also love how it goes with so many lipsticks that I own therefore a million different liners is not needed. My lips are tiny and this pencil makes it easy to over draw them a little while still making them look natural which is a massive bonus to me!


Now this is the priciest product at £31 and there is most likely a cheaper option out there... but I just love it! The product applies as a creme and dries to a powder making it a dream to blend with either my real techniques sponge or a contour brush. It is also easy to build and the colour is beautiful, not leaving me looking muddy. 


I had never tried a highlighter before buying this and simply went for one from Makeup Revolution because of the tiny price of £3. It is such a great quality product and is even just beautiful to look at. When applied it leaves a slight bit of glitter on the cheek along with a gorgeous sheen. Definitely worth investing £3!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Bags Perfect for Autumn


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Gone are all the pastel bags on my wishlists - they have be replaced with others featuring autumn tones instead. I have got to admit, this is the season that I love most because the colours that usually are in trend are lovely. Black is my go to colour when buying a bag but the offers this year are definitely making me divert. At the top of my list is this gorgeous burgundy and snake print bag from River Island (1). I have actually wanted it for a while but my student funds are restricting me. The burgundy theme continues in number 6, this one is from my work and constantly tempts me. I am also loving the khaki trend right now too and number 8 definitely would fit right into my wardrobe!





What colour of handbag do you love in autumn?