Monday, 27 October 2014


Hello... I must apologise for going MIA for the past two weeks; I've been quite busy with personal things and have not had too much time to shoot pictures for blogposts.
I have however, still been very active on my social media, posting nearly everyday on both my Twitter and Instagram. Often, if I go MIA on here, I will still post on my other social media, so give them both a follow to ensure you know what I'm up to.

On a lighter note, here is my post for today. 
In England, it's started to get a bit cooler as we start to get into Autumn, so I decided to show you a few of my Autumn essentials.

My first essential is a good pair of patterned trousers. 
In my opinion, cooler weather is all about jazzing up your bottom half whilst keeping warm on top. 
As you know, if you've seen past posts of mine (especially this one) I love the H&M slacks as they're so comfy and come in many different patterns - I now have four!

I next have two essentials rolled into one.
The first is a pair of black boots. Any boots would be an essentials, whether they're chelsea boots, knee high boots or heeled boots like the ones I have here, from Primark.
These are only a small heel but they're enough to comfortably walk about in all day.
For autumn, I think it's essential to have a pair of black boots as they go with everything and keep your feet a bit warmer on those cool days.

My next favourite is a thick dress - like the one I have here from Topshop.
I'm a definite lover of dresses and therefore think it's essential to have a thicker material dress that I can just throw on when needed, therefore I'm still wearing one of my favourite fashion pieces whilst still being warm.
I'd also say it's ideal to pair a thick dress with a thick pair of thermal tights to keep you extra warm on those nippy days!

A jumper is a definite essential for Autumn.
A good jumper can be paired with many different things, such as jeans, skirts, dresses, therefore they are very versatile and are a very easy way to keep you warm.
Personally my favourite way to wear jumpers is over a pair of skinny jeans.

My last fashion essential is a pair of skinny jeans.
Personally, I wear skinny jeans nearly all year round but they're a definite Autumn essential as again, they are very versatile whilst keeping your legs warm.
My favourite brand of jeans are Topshop, especially the Joni Jeans.

I then have two beauty favourites: dark lipsticks!
The first is from MUA in Shade 1 which comes out in a lovely dark red with a pink undertone which is lovely for Autumn when you want a dark lipstick but one which isn't too dark.

I then have the infamous Rimmel London Kate Moss lipstick in Shade 107. 
Everyone and their mother has tried this, and you can see I have well loved mine; in fact I'll have to buy a new one soon!
The reason I love this and it is an autumn essential for me is because it is a lovely berry red shade, with a hint of red. 

That's it for my Autumn Essentials.
I also posted something similar to this, this time last year which you can find here.

I hope you liked this post, what are your Autumn Favourites?

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Monday, 6 October 2014

Get Ready With Me: DAILY MAKE UP

Today I have a daily make-up post for you but in a bit of a different style to normal.
I  have previously done a 'Daily Makeup' post here which was now a year ago! My make up since then has changed quite a bit.
Here I am looking bare faced and ready to apply my make up - I had already applied moisturiser to my face. 

I start off by applying the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation as my base. I love this foundation as it's very light yet has great coverage. I have a review of it here
I apply this with the Real Techniques Stippling Brush in circular motions to blend it all in, giving a lovely, even finish.

Once my foundation has set I go in with my Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzer. I occasionally apply powder on my foundation however, I much prefer a dewy look to a matt look. I only really use powder if I want my make up to last longer.
This is my favourite part of doing my make up! You may have heard me mention before that I never touched bronzer until the beginning of this year - now I wouldn't dare skip this step when doing my make up.
I use the Real Techniques Contour Brush (found in the Core Collection) to apply the bronzer to the hollows of my cheekbones, temples, jawline and neck.

I then apply blusher to give me a bit of colour.
I use the Real Techniques Blush Brush to apply the Bourjois Cream Blush in 01 to my cheekbones, it's a light peachy shade & looks lovely above the bronzer.

I then apply either the Bare Minerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara or the Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl Mascara. For this day I chose the Bourjois Mascara which I choose if I want a more natural look.

Onto my least favourite part - eyebrows.
I hate doing my eyebrows as there is no shape to them (I've never had my eyebrows waxed or threaded, I'm in definite need of getting them done) and they rarely go how I'd like them to.
I use the Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil which I've used ever since I first started filling in my eyebrows about two years ago. 
I think however, once I run out of this, I'm going to purchase a different eyebrow product for a change.

Carmex then of course needs to be applied to keep my lips soft and moisturised.

It's then time to dip into my make up draw (which is a complete mess, please excuse that) to find a lipstick for the day.
Here, I opted for the MUA Lipstick in Shade 13, it's only £1! but they work amazingly - however, they are definitely a lot lighter than they appear to be.

Here is my finished make up of the day! 
This how I wear my make up almost everyday, with some minor changes here and there.

I hope you enjoyed this post, it's slightly different to usual everyday make up posts & to what I'd normally post. 
What's your daily make up?
Do you have any products you'd recommend?

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