Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Back Again - Current make-up routine

Hey guys,

So it's been a very long time since our last meeting, in fact it's been me passing my A-levels, a whole 2 years of me being at university and now working up in London. I'm not too sure why I stopped doing this as I was thoroughly enjoying it but I think my A-levels were getting in the way -more the blogging was getting in the way off my exams- and you know what they say education sets you up for life and all that which is very true. So I made the smart decision of taking a break from writing and focused on the time-consuming and life-draining revision. I don't really have a reason as to why I didn't put down the revision books and pick up the laptop after exams were over but I suppose I just didn't.

But now I'm in the working world and I'm not going to lie but I'm feeling the stress that working daily brings to the table. I'm trying many things to help myself calm down and feel better and re-starting blogging is one of those attempts. One of my favourite parts of the day is to put on my make-up, so I started thinking what could be better than writing about something that relaxes and calms me, so fingers crossed this can act as an outlet for my stress. You guys are going to -hopefully- be bombarded with beauty and fashion posts,probably with the odd post that is massively unrelated to these topics, but hey-ho, just got to go with what you feel like writing about!

It's actually very late as I am writing this, as I had a weird revelation to just sit in the dark and silence to write my introduction to the world -maybe I'm a bit ambitious there!- I just thought I would share something very light and show you my current make-up routine.


So starting with the face products, as the base I used the Happy Light Base Serum from Bourjois, I'm actually really enjoying this product, it apply's as a very slippery consistency but as you rub onto the skin you almost feel it tighten up and become mate. I've only just started using this as I fancied a change from the Bourjois Bronzing Powder which gives you an amazing glow underneath your foundation of choice, but as it's getting a little colder I thought I would embrace my pale pasty skin and so far I'm loving it! As for foundation I've been alternating between Gosh CC cream illuminating foundation and the Bourjois Happy Light Foundation. In the photos I have shared here I am wearing the Happy Light, I think it gives a pretty good coverage, it the moment I prefer to enhance my skin with foundation rather than cover up completely like a mask and this foundation is a good way to do this. However on days where I fancy an even more natural look the Gosh CC cream is amazing! It gives such an illuminating appearance and I could not praise this enough, the best CC/BB/Tinted Moisturiser I've used. For concealer, I use the Revlon Colorstay as I could not get hold of the sought-after Collection Lasting Perfection, but this does the job!

Moving on to cheeks...I LOVE HIGHLIGHTER...I'm a fan of 'strobing' as I think you kids call it these days. I think it's a great way to bring some definition to the face in a more natural way than contouring, even though I do dabble in a light contouring as well. To achieve this highlighted look I use the Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights, this is an absolutely gorgeous highlighter which I apply to all the high points of my face -cheekbones, tip of nose, cupid's bow and sometimes a little on my forehead and chin-. For the blusher I use bareMinerals in The Endless Celebration and its gorgeous, a mixture of a pinky shimmer and a light dusty pink which works perfectly against the pinky toned highlight! I apply this to pretty much my whole cheek for a proper rosy cheeked look which I think looks great against pale skin. 

As for my eyes that's pretty simple and boring, I love the apply and white eyeliner pencil to my waterline but honestly most of the time I can't be bothered. Also adding a pop of purple into the corners of the eye looks gorgeous with blue eyes. However in these photos I did neither of these things because I'm lazy! So just the big standard mascara, the one I use is from the brand Une, it's nothing special and I'm definitely looking for another one -suggestions please-!

My eyebrows are tricky things as I'm sure are many peoples, one day the are perfect the next I wish I could shave them off! But I do love the product I am using which is the Makeup Revolution Arch and Shape Brows. This has a pencil on one end and a 'felt tip' on the other -which I tend not to use as my foundation dirties it-. It's a great alternative to the Soap and Glory Archery brows, it dies exactly the same thing but at a fraction of the price -£3-! 

Lastly we have the lips, for this look I used a lip pencil from New Look in a dusty pink which goes great with the blush! Applied over the top is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in So Hap' Pink .I love this colour and the formula is fantastic, very creamy but still gives a matte finish.

To set everything in place I have my trusty setting spray by MUA, I hate the days where I forget to use this as I really see a difference in my skin. It makes it last longer, gives it a hit a moisture and gives a glowy look to the skin. 

So there we go, that's makeup at the moment. It's really working for me and that's not really anything I'm desperate to change - apart from maybe a new mascara but there's no rush-!
Thanks for reading, and speak soon!

Becci xx

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Vivienne Westwood.

Well today's my birthday! Yayyyy me! I went shopping in London yesterday with my boyfriend, Stuart, which was my birthday present from him, I'm so grateful for everything he got me, and I'm hoping to do a post on them real soon! But this post is completely birthday unrelated, as I finished my exams, -which I know I have been going on about alot- Stu got me the nicest present for completing them...
AHHHHHHHH, I have a pair of Vivienne Westwood heels! I am absolutely in love with them, they are my favourite pair of heels now. They are made out of PVC and for some reason smell incredible, the whole box just smells like bubblegum, but I'm not complaining! 
The bow is a gorgeous teal blue, and against the baby pink it makes the bow stand out so much more. Another thing that I love about these shoes is that they have a peep toe but also have a pointed toe, which is just so sophisticated and adds an edge to the whole shoe!
 This is my first pair of shoes that have come in a bag and it makes me so happy, which my sound weird but it just means they are a fancy pair of shoes! 
I hope you are all well, speak soon,

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Saturday, 6 July 2013

It's All About Glitter.

Oh glitter, how you make us all love our nails. I would say I probably have about 20 collection, but I do not wear them often enough, just due to them being a pain in the bum to remove! I do have a tip though that I read on a blog -I can't remember who's though-, rather than applying a base coat use PVA glue instead and when you want to remove it you can simply peel back the glue. This technique does not even damage the nails,so you should definitely try this out!
L-R Barry M, Lavender Hexograms.  
I love all of these glitters, and I can't actually chose a favourite as they are all so different! The first polish is clear polish with purple hexograms and specks of silver glitter through it. 
We then have a clear polish again with smaller and larger sizes of mutli-coloured glitter within. Then the last clear polish with  blue, silver and black small sequins and smaller pieces of glitter. 
I love this next polish, it's a light blue polish with yellow, black and blue specks, what I love about this polish is as you apply a second coat the specks begin to disappear slightly!
Last up is this black polish with a gold shimmer all the way through, if I had to pick a favourite I would have to say this! Black nail polish is so harsh that having the shimmer through just lightens the look up.

It you haven't tried any glitter polishes before -then where have you been- but no seriously you have to get some into your collection, they can add so much to a plain set of nails! I hope you are well, and I will talk to you soon,
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Friday, 5 July 2013

My new favourite perfume.

I can't believe I got my hands on this perfume it smells gorgeous and was only £8.50 from Marks and Spencers! When I saw it I thought to myself wow that looks like Marc Jacobs 'Lola' -which is a perfume and brand that I love- so I decided to give it a quick smell. And my my I was blown away, it smells just like 'Lola' too! It's so similar it's crazy. I really wish I'd bought two bottles as I did get it from an outlet so I'm not sure how available it is. I suppose I should tell you the name of it and stop chatting away, its called 'Adored' which I quite like.
I love the packaging, and I'm sure if you've seen Lola you can see the similarities. It doesn't look quite as expensive as Lola but it's you can really complain. I do like that the flower is fabric not plastic as it makes travelling with it much easier as you don't have the worry that it may break when transporting it. It has a lovely sweet smell, I'm not a big fan of floral scents but this has some strong fruity hints and anything sweet is gorgeous in my books!
Thought I'd show you the Lola bottle, as you can see that colour of the bottle and the flower on the top is very similar to 'Adored'. As the flower is plastic on this bottle you can see what I mean about it looking more expensive and also the gold 'stem' adds even more to the packaging. 'Lola' hits around £40-£50 for a 50ml bottle, whereas 'Adored' is an 100ml bottle for a fraction of the price!

If you can find this in your Marks and Spencers, then you should definitely pick this up! Hope you're all okay, and enjoyed this post. Speak soon, 

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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Outfit/ I like short shorts...

It's really in-between weather at the moment, quite cloudy and teasing you it's going to rain, but hot at the same time! So the decision had to made to either be a little bit chilly or too hot, I went for the little chilly. My grandparents are back for 2 weeks as they live aboard, so we decided to go on a little trip. We ended up going to a miniature zoo, and have a lovely time! I took some pictures while we were going round, and I have some outfit pictures too.
''Embarrassing eye closure!''
I actually quite liked my outfit, I'm a little uncomfortable in these shorts as they are I bit bummy, but I thought if I wore a blazer and covered up on the top it would be suitable. I think it is a lot more suitable covered up, I love how the blazer matches the colour of bow in the flipflops. 
I love the acid wash effect on the shorts, think it separates them from the bog standard denim and the rose gold details are gorgeous too. The gold bar necklace is my new addiction, I wear it all the time, it just seems to go with everything -as least I think it does!-. The flipflops were a great find, they remind me of the Ted Baker ones but for a fraction of the price from Pilot.
Blazer, top, shorts, bag-Primark
Flipflops- Pilot
Necklace- Forever21
Rings-Primark, New Look
Such cute animals, the massive fluffy bunny rabbit is my favourite! I can't believe I managed to get a picture of a baby wallaby in her mamma's pouch! Sorry if these pictures bored you -they ae nit very fashion or beauty related-, I just thought they were too cute to go unseen.

 I just want to say a thank-you to everyone who comments or views by blog, it really does mean a lot! Speak to you soon,
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