Sunday, 26 February 2017

Silent Sunday



One of my favourite things to take pictures of is raindrops, especially on plants.  They just look so delicate and pretty.
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Friday, 24 February 2017

Top 10 Beauty Hacks

I love finding new beauty hacks to make life a little easier.  If you do too, then you're in the right place.  Whether it's beauty hacks, fashion hacks, blogging hacks, they all offer something that will make you think 'why have I not heard of this until now?!'.  So without further ado, here is a list of my 'Top 10 Beauty Hacks'.


1. The Instant Eyeliner Secret.  Long gone are the days of redoing eyeliner because it's not equal or spending ages trying to apply it neatly.  You can simply just apply some eyeliner to your eyelash curlers and.....whabam.  You never have to worry about how long it will take to do your eyeliner again

2. The Cupids Bow Cross. Lip liner is one of those things that is just a pain, especially when trying to get the cupids bow to look half even.  However, you can draw a cross on your cupids bow, which not only keeps everything symmetrical, but also exaggerates your shape ever so slightly.

3. Natural Lighting Is Key.  Make sure you do your makeup in natural lighting to avoid any embarrassment.  Doing your makeup in unnatural lighting is a common mistake.  It can make your makeup look harsh and the wrong tone if  you don't use the right lighting. Natural lighting is key!

4. Smoky Eye Makeup Made Easy.  With your eyeliner, draw a slanted hashtag at the outer corner of each eye.  Then simply blend it in with the rest of your eye makeup.  This helps you achieve a smoky eye with very little effort.

5. Make Your Lipstick Last longer.  Put on some lipstick, then lay some tissue across your lips.  Dust translucent powder over the top to make the colour set so your lipstick lasts longer.  This hack may be old but it's still gold.

6. Mascara Made Easy.  For this hack all you need is a spoon.  Hold the rounded part of the spoon against your upper eyelids while applying your mascara.  Rather than the mascara going on your eyelids it'll go on the spoon.  Yay!

7. Dry Shampoo Before Bed.  For the bet results, spray dry shampoo in your hair before you go to bed.  As you sleep the dry shampoo will really work itself into your hair.  This works a treat and saves a lot of time and effort.

8. The French Manicure Hack.  Wrap an elastic band around your finger so it lays straight across you nail.  Apply your nail vanish.  This is super-duper easy and makes manicures a lot easier.

9.  Coconut Oil As A Makeup Remover.  Coconut oil is a great alternative to makeup wipes and other makeup removing liquids.  Coconut oil actually works really well.  Plus it's completely natural.  Your skin will thank you!

10. Mascara Brush for Brows.  Before you chuck out your old mascara, make sure you save your mascara brush.  Mascara brushes are perfect for combing your brows and keeping them well groomed.  You could also rub your mascara brush in an eyebrow powder to give them a little more colour.

Which of these beauty hacks was your favourite?  Do you know any more fabulous beauty hacks that I didn't write down?
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Thursday, 23 February 2017

High End Spring Lookbook 2017

Signs of spring are everywhere and thank goodness because I am so over this cold weather!  No longer we have to wear layers of clothing and stay huddled up inside because it's too cold to do anything.  A little warm weather will change what I wear everyday drastically.  Rather than several layers, just a jacket to throw over a light and airy dress will do the job.

Spring 2017

This season will be all about off-the-shoulder dresses, tops, jumpsuits, basically anything that is off-the-shoulder!  White lace off-the-shoulder dresses are my personal favourite at the moment.  They are so versatile and go with most things.  I really like the biker vibe you get when throwing a leather jacket and a cute pair of leather booties together, but if you want to play it a little more casual but still stylish then a pair of white converse shoes would go really well.

Accessories are everything, they complete the outfit and fix everything together perfectly.  Accessories are an absolute must!
To go with the spring/summer theme, I thought that the Chanel Vintage Beige Quilted Caviar Classic Flap Mini Square - Brown went so well.  The pinky-browny-beige colour is such a pretty feminine colour.  It adds a pop of colour, without being too much, which is perfect because in spring you don't want to be over the top colourful and summery.

Doing your makeup right for spring is essential.  Soft pinks, nudes and warm browns are the best spring colours as they're so subtle and feminine.  The Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette is perfect for the spring.  It's great because it's a two in one palette.  It has eyeshadow and blush in it which is also great for travelling.  This palette has the warm and soft tones that give you the complete eye/cheek duo.

What would makeup be without a good lipstick?!  This Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick is absolutely gorgeous.  The lipstick case is rose gold and who can resist anything that's rose gold, especially lipstick, honestly?!  It completes the whole spring look and just ties everything together so beautifully.
Chicwish white bohemian dress
£43 - chicwish.com


Leather biker jacket
£3,970 - tomford.com


Charlotte Russe black army boots
£16 - charlotterusse.com


Chanel brown leather handbag
£2,730 - gilt.com


Charlotte Tilbury moisturizing lipstick
£27 - bergdorfgoodman.com


Stila palette makeup
£31 - modalist.com


Chanel parfum fragrance
£96 - belk.com


PALE ASH NO. 12 PAINT
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan - Book Review

Nerve is a book about a game where you can choose to either be a player or a watcher.  If you choose to be a player, you have to complete dares where you can win things that you love.  If you choose to be a watcher, you have to film the players doing their dares.
Vee is bored of applying makeup and doing everything backstage.  Suddenly she decides she doesn't want to be her friend's sidekick anymore, she wants to be in the spotlight for once. So when Vee decides to join as a player, her whole life changes.  She starts off doing dares as a bit of harmless fun, but soon gets addicted and can't seem to stop.  They tempt her with prizes from her ThisIsMe page, and it all seems so worth it. Not only that, but she is partnered up with the perfect boy, Ian.


Vee quickly becomes a sensation with thousands of people watching her.  The dares become worse and worse, but Ian always manages to convince Vee to go on to the next round.
The game soon takes a terrible turn as the last five players are taken to a secret location for the Grand Prize round.
Vee soon finds herself with her life on the line and starts to wonder if any of it was even worth it.
Ian and Vee decide to try and escape before it's too late, but will they manage?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't stop turning the pages to see what was going to happen next.  
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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Silent Sunday


Signs of spring are all around us, the snowdrops are popping up everywhere.
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