Saturday, 26 April 2014


On Thursday I was invited to the Motel Rocks #MotelFestival event in 229 The Venue on Great Portland in London. It was to showcase their new SS14 collection and as you can see from the photos, they had decided to decorate the whole place as a festival theme! They had two live bands playing which were really good, along with the TV presenter Billy JD Porter doing a DJ set at the end. There was a fujifilm photobooth with polaroid photos, lots of candyfloss and so many clothes to look through! I went with Carissa and met up with Amy and some other bloggers that I'm friends with so it was really nice to catch up with everyone! I didn't manage to get a photograph of my outfit but I wore the dress I showed in my most recent haul video along with my favourite black Kurt Geiger heels which you can see in this outfit post.

Thank you to Motel for inviting me and I look forward to having a look through all the new pieces on your website- don't forget to check it out yourself too!

What is your favourite item from Motel Rocks?

Monday, 21 April 2014


I was surprised when a massive parcel from Too Faced arrived on my doorstep the other day filled with pretty much a full face of makeup (plus lots of extra eyeshadow!) so I thought I would do a blog post showing you my Too Faced face. I used my normal Estee Lauder foundation and MAC concealer and powder but all the other products I used were Too Faced.

For the eyebrows I used the Brow Envy kit which contains two different eyebrow colours, a highlight and setting wax aswell as stencils, brushes and tweezers. I'm not particularly fussed about my brows normally and I usually stick to the same powder to do them. I usually skip a browbone highlight and I've never used a setting wax so it was really nice to try all of these things out! I love how it comes with the mini tools and a mirror so it is perfect for traveling. The colours were really easy to apply and even with using the dark colour, I wasn't left with that massively drawn on eyebrow look which really isn't me.

I used the Neutral Eyes palette along with the Shaddow Insurance primer, Perfect Eyes eyeliner and Lash Glam mascara for the eyes. I really really like the eyeshadow, they have a very nice texture which is very nicely pigmented, blends well and lasts all day. Also, unlike some of the MAC ones I have tried- they don't change colour throughout the day. I was skeptical when using some of the pink champagne colours as MAC 'All That Glitters' always goes a weird orange colour on me after a while but these ones were completely fine. The primer kept it on all day despite me having oily eyelids and I really like the eyeliner as it is very pigmented and has such good staying power- I don't think I have tried a khol eyeliner that good before! On the other hand, unfortunately I wasn't too keen on the mascara, it didn't really seem to do anything no matter how much I tried to put on which is a shame.

I used the 'Chocolate Soleil' bronzer from the Bonjour Soleil set for a bit of a cheekbone contour. Because of my pale skin, it was quite dark on me at first but I was impressed with how well it blended out to create an almost natural looking shaddow. I used the lighter two colours from the 'Snow Bunny' bronzer as a highlight and I also really liked these as they gave a natural glow to my cheeks without looking too over shimmery and bright.

I love the shade range of the Melted liquid lipsticks, I used the shade 'Nude' for this look which is a really nice pinky nude colour. They have a good formula which applies evenly and opaquely and the packaging allows you to apply it precisely to the shape of your lips. It felt nice when it was on and didn't dry into the cracks in my lips which this sort of product can sometimes do. Unfortunately the colour doesn't last very long and doesn't wear down very well so I would recommend carrying it around with you for top ups every couple of hours.

All the Too Faced products are available in the UK from Boots or in the US from the Too Faced website

Overall my favourite products were the Neutral Eyes Palette and the Perfect Eyes eyeliner! Have you tried anything from Too Faced before? If you have, what did you like the best?

*I was sent all of these products by Too Faced, however I am
not being paid to write this blog post and all opinions are my own

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


This is my two colour, everyday smokey eye which I have been wearing pretty much every day for the past week, it's so quick and easy to do and looks like you have put a lot more effort in than you actually have. I used the colours 'club' and 'shroom' from MAC which are both recent purchases of mine which I have been loving using.
After using the Urban Decay primer potion all over my lid, I use my MAC 239 dupe brush (check out my blog post on £1 brush dupes here) to put 'Shroom' half way across my lid and in the inner corner of my eye. I then used the MAC 217 brush to put 'club' in the outer corner and blended it out into the crease. I love club as it is a duochrome colour which changes from a brown to a silvery grey blue depending on which angle you look at it from. Club blends out to a brown colour but then using the same 217 blending brush I patted on the colour in the outer corner to build it up and add more pigment and vibrancy. This colour packing makes it a more intense dark silver/grey colour as opposed to brown. After this I just take a little bit of what is left on my brush and put it under the eye near the lash line to pull together the whole look.

What do you think of my two colour smokey eye? Have you tried MAC 'club' before? What is your favourite MAC eyeshadow?

Saturday, 12 April 2014

London trip and L.K.Bennett AW14 Event

On Thursday Carissa and I went to London for the L.K.Bennett AW14 preview event with ELLE Magazine to have a look at their new collection for the coming winter season and to meet some of the people from their head offices. The press room was decorated with a winter forest theme which looked great and really tied the whole collection together. I love the mustard colour which seems to be coming in for the autumn winter season and I'm determined to at least buy a mustard coloured chunky knit scarf or jumper this winter as I feel it will compliment my brown hair. I am also really liking the pointed shoe trend which I am very happy is continuing next season- I am yet to own a pair but I have spotted several ones which I really like. I would especially like a cobalt blue suede pair which seems to be very big for this spring summer season!

My Outfit:
Playsuit: Topshop
Blazer: Zara
Shoes: Stuart Weiztman
Lipstick: Chanel 'La Deseree'

Carissa's outfit:
Top: Topshop
Trousers: Topshop
Jumper: Topshop
Shoes: Vintage Bally
Necklace: Tiffany