Even though my blog is mainly about fashion, I will post some beauty bits and bobs every now and again. I don't really splash out a lot of money on trying out new products and building up a huge beauty collection but I thought I'd share some of my all time favourite products/ beauty holy grail.
1. Urban Decay Primer Portion
I'm sure everyone has the problem of their eye shadow not staying on all day/night. There's nothing worse than having creased and smudged eye make up. For years I had this problem until I was given the Naked 1 palette as Christmas present a few years ago and it came with a small tube of this primer. Since then my life has been dramatically transformed! Ok.. maybe not but my eye make up definitely has.
I totally recommend this product specially for those who have oily skin. It might sound gross but people with oily skin tend to have oilier eyelids which makes eye make up not stay on, smudge and crease. This retails for £16 for a large tube and seriously it is SO worth it. I use this product nearly every single day and I've had my current tube for about a year and halfish and its still got a fair bit in, probably enough to last me another month. The texture is nice and velvety. It is not sticky at all. Not only does it keep your make up on, it makes the pigments more vibrant. It also increases the quality of cheap eye shadows. You only need to apply a small amount on each eye lid, blend out and apply eye make up. Simple as that!
2. Soap and Glory's The Breakfast Scrub
If you have tried any of S&G's products you'll know what I mean when I say that you just want eat your self up after smothering yourself in their glorious and delicious smelling products. The breakfast scrub is my all time favourite. The smell of it is almost addictive. Not only that, it makes your skin feel silky smooth after scrubbing yourself in the bath or shower. It works wonders for scaly legs and rough dry patches.
3. Primark Sultry Lashes
I will never buy any other pair of lashes ever again after discovering these little beauties at the price of only £1!! Primark do an amazing range of lashes, the sultry ones are the best for my eyes. They enhance the look of them without looking fake and over the top. The quality is fairly decent, I get about 8 wears out of each pair. I normally remove the glue and wash them gently in warm water and let them dry. The glue that comes with them are alright but I suggest buying better quality glue such as DUO.
4. Urban Decay de-slick Setting spray
This is a definite savior for those who have oily skin or have problems keeping their make up on. I purchased the de-slick oil control one as it is the one suited for my skin. I have also tried the All Nighter one, which works just as well. They also have a version for mature skin. This retails for £20 however you can buy a smaller bottle, which was what I done first, for around £9- £11. I can honestly say I will never spend money on trying out different primers and long lasting foundations ever again as this does the trick. I don't wear a primer underneath because I think this spray does its job well. It keeps my make up on longer and prevents it from transferring or sliding off my face. You only need to spray a few times. It leaves a nice semi dewy and natural finish. I used the small bottle every day and it lasted me about 2 and half months therefore the big bottle should last a lot longer. It is an amazing investment. It's definitely great for sweaty night outs and gym sessions.
5. Mac blush in "Margin"
I don't have a massive obsession with blusher, I normally just opt for bronzer. However Margin by Mac is an amazing colour giving your cheeks a warm peachy pop of colour. It has a slight shimmer to it and it acts slightly like a highlighter. I recommend this blush for those with medium warm skin tones.
I hope you enjoyed this post, comment if you have any questions or any suggestions regarding my posts.
| kimono- topshop- £7 | *bag*- markets in philippines |
| choker- river island | necklace - accessorize- £6 | ring- markets |
*disclaimer, this bag is not a real MK bag,as you can probably tell. Some people may disagree with fake products however I got it on holiday as I needed a big bag and its very versatile and it was very cheap. I would love to buy a real one, but I'm not a massive bag person therefore I wouldn't want to spend money on something I'm not too fussed about. SORRY!
Anyways... Here's a quick post on my outfit. I've been very busy with college and work , sorry for the lack of posts! I've paired up this beige top that used to be my Mam's with this vintage high waisted cream jeans for an effortless , comfortable but stylish look. I threw on this amazing kimono I copped from the Topshop sale to give the outfit a tiny bit of colour and emphasis, as it was lacking detail ,without over doing it. I dressed it up by layering this large choker with a delicate pendant necklace.
I decided to dress down this amazing green dress by layering it on top of a DIY tie dyed t-shirt. The purple tie dye contrasts with the greenness of the skirt. I decided to throw on these cute cats socks to make the outfit a bit more "quirky". As you can tell by my previous posts these sandals are my favorite go to summer shoes. They are just so comfortable and at 5 ft they give me a bit of height that I desperately need. This PVC pastel coat is one of my spring essentials. It's light weight and waterproof and just simply amazing at the price of £3. Thrifting in Manchester was a good call.
We had another lovely sunny day so me and the girls decided to go to the beach for a nice day out before we all become anti social due to exams and final deadlines.
I decided to go all white which is rather risky for me as I tend to spill things everywhere. This halterneck top is an absolute bargain from forever21.I copped it when I went to Manchester a few months ago and it's finally warm enough to wear it. This skirt was originally a dress from Topshop, however I made it into a two piece. The matching top had sleeves which would have been to hot so I decided it would be better to wear my halter neck.
This day consited of Sun, laughs, Starbucks happy hour, good hearty pub food, cocktails, shisha and of course quality time with the girls.
p.s definitely would recommend Starbucks coconut mocha frap MMMM
hello everyone. Just a quick post on a little outfit I wore.
I've had this bright pleated midi skirt for ages and it's just been sitting at the back of my wardrobe.
However this was a great time to get it out again since it was too hot for pants or tights but not warm enough for the full bare legs look. I'm in love with the colour of it, it really does make a statement piece.
I teamed it with a beige and black patterned top so that it doesn't over power the colour of this skirt.
So, I was bored the other day and felt creative so I thought I'd make use of my sewing machine and revamp and old boring oversized T-shirt to a halter neck top.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1. AN OLD OVERSIZE TSHIRT
2. SEWING MACHINE (optional, you can sew by hand)
OK, let's begin...
1.First, cut up the tshirt. detatch the sleeves and the back from the front.
Do not throw away any of the pieces, you may need them later on.
2.I drew out the front and back piece pattern using another halterneck top as a guide.
I drew half of it so that when I cut it out onto folded fabric each side will be equal.
Heres how it should look like roughly:
Remember to leave an inch for seam allowance.
3. Grab the front piece of the Tshirt and fold in half. Pin the pattern onto the folded Tshirt making sure you line up the side where it says "CF on fold" on the fold line. If your tshirt has a logo , make sure the logo is in the center. Cut out and repeat for the back piece on a spare piece of the cut up Tshirt.
4. Fold and sew a hem line on the front and back pieces as shown on this picture. ( You can iron them down before sewing to make it easier.
6. The next step is creating the straps. Cut 2.5inch (ish) width from the spare part of the Tshirt. Use the longest piece as this needs to be long enough to tie around the neck. Cut two of these strips out.
7.Next fold the strips in half and iron.
8. Sew a straight line a few mm away from the raw edge of the strips.
8. Its time to turn the straps inside out. Attach a pin on one end of the strip and feed it through the inside of the a tube whilst pulling the fabric down to turn it inside out.
9. Pin the straps on either side of the front piece and carefully sew into place. This may be tricky on the sewing machine so if you're not that confident you can hand sew this.
10. Take the front piece and back piece and line up the edges right sides facing each other. Sew a straight line on the edges.
10. FINALLY! Turn inside out and you have yourself a halter neck top!
Thank you for reading. I plan to do more DIY postS so let me know what you think of this one and how I can improve it. If you decide to make one let me know how it turned out. I hope this tutorial was helpful.