After two days of awful and shocking filler content that I wish I’d had time to perfect (or even proof-read), we’re back with the previously scheduled (ish) girly stuff that was promised! Continue reading “Winter Night-time Routine // Blogmas Day 15”
(I was about to say “Happy Saturday everybody!!”, then I realised that it’s Friday, and just because I have a day off doesn’t mean it’s the weekend…. result!)
Happy Friday everybody, I hope you’re doing well. For today’s blogmas, I felt like carrying on with the beauty theme from yesterday, and I’m going to be showing you guys my every day Winter makeup look, because I myself am the nosiest person ever, and I thought you might enjoy it! So without too much waffling (but let’s be honest, there will be a bit, it’s me), I’ll get right into it!
First, I use Rimmel’s Stay Matte foundation in the shade 100 Ivory as my base (I did moisturise before this, don’t have a go), and use my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (yes, I’m on the bandwagon) to cover my dark under-eyes and any horrific spots or red patches. Then, I’ll set this with the matching Rimmel Stay Matte powder in the shade 100 Transparent (like see-through, not like the hit Amazon series).
With the base of my face (weyhey) done, I’m going onto brows. At the moment I’m loving my Makeup Revolution HD Pro Brows kit which I reviewed yesterday on the blog (here’s the post), and using a small and flat angled brush from a set I bought from eBay a while ago, I’m going to chuck on some brows (there’s an image).
Next, onto eyes. In an everyday look, I don’t tend to put shadow on, which is just because I’m lazy and haven’t mastered the art yet. But what I lack in eyeshadow, I make up for in a shit ton of liner. So using my Primark P.S pencil black eyeliner I line both my waterlines (top and bottom) and smudge it out a bit (the reason why I do this is in this post).
Then, onto liquid liner. I’m currently using up the last of this Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner in Black 1, but I’m not a huge fan of it. If anyone could recommend some cheap but cheerful liquid eyeliners to try, it’d be greatly appreciated! So using this, I’m gonna do a heck of a wing (just my style).
In an every day look as well, I don’t tend to go overboard on the face defining and contour, etc. So I’m going to be chucking on a bit of bronzer from this Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit (which I featured in my Summer Favourites), just to add some warmth to my face.
Then adding some blush to my cheeks with my MakeUp Revolution (you’d think I was bloody paid by them or something.. I promise I’m not) Dream Blush Palette (also featured here) to add some colour.
As I said, for every day, I don’t go overboard, so I won’t add highlight or anything too extreme, but I do like to have a little lippy, and today I was using my MUA Intense Colour Lip Liner (yes, all over my lips) in the shade Caramel Nougat, for a nice nude addition to a bit of a plain look.
Here’s the finished look! (Apologies for the horrific quality)
And there you have it, my Everyday Winter Makeup Look for 2016. I hope it wasn’t too average and boring. I’m thinking of creating a Christmas Party/Christmas Day Makeup Look to follow on from this, if you want to see that, please let me know! Have a great weekend, guys, see you tomorrow!
Happy blogmas day 8 everyone! We’re officially over one week in, and I haven’t missed a post yet, it must be a bloody Christmas miracle!
Today, I’m going to be showing something I naughtily splurged on (ew) over Black Friday, and giving it a cheeky review! Continue reading “Makeup Revolution 12 Days of Christmas Box Review! // Blogmas Day 8”
It might be a bit early, but you know what? It’s NEVER too early for party fashion, and Christmas party fashion highly outweighs every other type of party fashion ever. It just does. And what better time to post this post than right after I’ve just been to the first Christmas party of the year?Continue reading “Christmas Party Look // Blogmas Day 4”
So, as some of you may have noticed (the vast majority of you being Canadians, for some odd reason that I have yet to discover (if you are one of the Canadians who have been frequenting my blog as of late…. who are you? Also, why?) I have not posted in a very very long time. Like, weeks. Even though a couple of months ago, I promised to be posted at least twice a week, every week.Continue reading “Deciding To Do Blogmas!! // Blogmas Day 1”
There’s one thing I haven’t actually mentioned much on this blog at all up until now, and I almost feel like I’ve committed some sort of crime by not mentioning this as a blogger (because it is like, law). And that is, that I love books.Continue reading “My Top 5 “WTF” Books”
It’s that time again. The frost starts piling up, the nights get darker, and Buble comes out of hiding to provide us with the sweet sweet sounds of Christmas…
Yes, I know we haven’d had Halloween yet. Yes, I know there’s still two months to go. Let me have this.
So, this year, as some may have noticed, I’ve started to try and network a bit more with this blog. Talk to other bloggers, join networks and start expanding my audience, rather than just being content with my boyfriend and my mum reading. So, I thought, what better way to do that and to make new friends than to join in on a Christmas Blogger Gift Swap?
This particular gift swap was created by A Piece of Viola in 2014, and is running again this year, for UK bloggers of all ages, styles and genres. It’s a great way for UK bloggers to meet other bloggers, expand their audience and make some awesome friends.
The way the swap works is that you can sign up using the sign-up sheet on Google Docs, and you’ll receive a confirmation email telling you that you’re joined. From then, you have five days to write a blog post about the swap, to involve as many other bloggers as possible, and then it’s just a waiting game! Until then, start using the #APOVGiftSwap on social media to grab more attention, and seeing others who are taking part!
Check out Viola’s original swap blog post for more detailed information, but don’t be put off by the thought of buying gifts! The budget for you and your partner’s swap can be as little or as large as you’d like, and as much as you can personally afford. It’s really not about the presents, its about the interaction, and making new friends with the same interests as yourself.
To be honest, I’m super excited about this opportunity to meet new people who are better bloggers than I, and to talk to them. I can’t wait to find out who my blogger pair is, and what they’re like, and I urge all you fellow bloggers out there, from fashionistas to foodies, to join in!
Now, I’m going to go back to making my Pop Punk Christmas playlist on Spotify and eating millions of roast dinners…
Til next time,
And we’ve made it, guys. We’ve made it to that point where I, yes I, am posting an Outfit of the Day. I know, try not to die of shock. It’s just as incredible to me.
Actually, you can all thank Nicole Aejay Flora for this. Nicole is an awesome fellow blogger, who contacted me through Instagram to see if I wanted to have my first ever blogger’s collab. So (obviously) I said yes!
Nicole is a mishmash lifestyle blogger like myself, but with way more style and photography skills (which, let’s be honest, isn’t difficult). Her Instagram is full of aesthetic, and her blog posts are just as awesome. Go check out her blog here, and here’s her Instagram account if you’re looking for a fancy new feed to follow. She has also posted an OOTD on her blog, with the theme of Night Out, so go check out the post here, and here’s a pic of her gorgeous OOTN:
And here goes, my first ever OOTD…
My theme for this post was going to be A Day at the Office, considering that this kind of outfit is what I wear on the regular after starting full-time work. When I first knew I’d be getting this job, I instantly went on a bit of a spending spree for work clothes that my bank account really didn’t appreciate…
For this particular day (it was actually a Sunday and I didn’t have work but let’s just pRETEND SHALL WE?) I went for my usual dark colours, but added in a splash of baby pink, which I’ve been really loving recently.
I’m absolutely in love with this coat. I bought it a couple of weeks ago, thanks to my mum and her bargaining ways. It’s a Dorothy Perkins petite, and it’s amazing. It’s so super soft, a camel coat that I bought a size up to look slightly boyfriend-y, with grey accents on the sleeve and under the collar. It was originally £55, but with my mum’s uncanny way of getting a deal, I managed to get it online for £41. All the links to each item of clothing will be listed at the end!
As for the real meat of the outfit, I went for this sheer powder pink crepe blouse from H&M, which I love because it can be dressed up for work or nights out with a black skirt or trousers, but also dressed down with leggings, as it’s pretty long and covers all the wobbly bits! And over the top, this cheap-as-chips dark grey cardigan from Primark (where else?). I’ve actually considered buying this cardigans in bulk, due to them being so damn cheap and comfortable for winter, especially for work where giant fluffy jumpers aren’t quite acceptable. Which is a damn shame, really.
Unfortunately, I can no longer find the skirt, but it was a pure luck buy from New Look in their end-of-summer sale at only £4! It’s been perfect for work as it looks smart and adds a touch of colour, but is also super soft and comfortable (and a respectable length, obviously. What do you take me for?). Paired with simple black tights, I’ve found in the recent weeks that anything can be turned into office wear if you try hard enough!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Yes, I gave in and I bought a winter hat. Sue me. It had to be done. I never thought I suited the bobble-hat, but I’ve found that you’ve got to bobble it at some point in life, haven’t you? Life’s too short, like.
And now I get to talk about my favourite part of the whole outfit. Yes, that’s right. SHOES.
I wanted a pair of black Chelsea boots for so long, and I actually bought a few pairs from various places, but never found anything that 1. fitted quite right, or 2. looked quite right. But it turns out a new shopping contender brought the game up to a new level…
I downloaded Depop on a whim to look for people selling cameras, and thought I’d see what boots I could find. Turns out, I found the perfect pair. By the seller VictoriaKaye97 (click here to check out her other items), who was selling these gorgeous Linzi boots for just £10! The biggest bargain of the season, I have to say. And it will be well worth it, because I know I’ll be wearing these every day for months on end…
And there you have it! My very first OOTD blog post! I hope you enjoyed it (somehow I managed to make a story out of this? I really need to work on my waffling) and look out for a new blog post every Wednesday and Sunday!
Have a fab week,
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It’s finally here. To quote Panic! at the Disco, summer’s on its deathbed. It’s over. The warm weather may remain, the we might see the sun for a few more weeks but… in the eyes of every one around: summer is over. About bloody time. For some reason this summer has dragged for me? Anyone else know what I’m on about? No? I mean I’ve loved the sun and the heat, but I’m ready for my jumpers now. Okay?
So, as the end of summer is upon us, and all the young people sigh as they pack their bags for school, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite bits and bobs that I’ve collected over the summer months. I’m in no way a beauty blogger or a fashion…y person. But I personally love reading and watching posts like this, so I’ll spare you the waffle and get straight into it!
My friend Sophie actually bought this for me as it came free in a Superdrug 3 for 2 and I definitely don’t regret letting her! (Thanks Soph, love you) If you’re anything like me and are an absolute dunce when it comes to make-up, this is perfect. It’s super cheap at £3.50, and comes with three shades of face powder: bronzer, highlighter and blush. I love the blush and highlight shades, they were perfect for summer and for my holiday, both with flecks of gold. And, while the formulas aren’t perfect, they’re definitely worth the bargain. Recommend!
Now this is the first and currently only liquid lipstick that I own, so I can’t say much in terms of comparison, but I really love this product. Again, it’s perfect for summer. I chose the shade ‘Sweet Rose’, which was lighter than I originally thought but turned out well! The formula definitely is long lasting, it takes a good long scrub from a make-up wipe before it even budges. While it is a matte lipstick and therefore is drying, it’s definitely not debilitating, and if you can pull this colour off (I don’t know if I can tbh) then it’s perfect for a summer evening.
Okay so I know I’m a million years late with this one and every teenage girl under the sun has read Fangirl but I decided to take it to Athens with me and it was so perfect! I’ve read Rainbow’s Eleanor and Park previously and thought it was good, but not amazing. But I was so pleasantly surprised by Fangirl that I actually started re-reading it after I finished it on the plane home. I fell in love with literally all the characters and, as a previous serial fangirl myself, I can definitely relate! Love love love.
I actually read Everything Everything a lot earlier this year, but I could not resist including it in this post. It is probably one of my favourites this year, and the phrase is overused but I was hooked from start to finish. I’m a lover of a quick easy read, and this was that, and more. Towards the end, I was literally gripped to the pages, and the twists and the sense of danger and caution you feel for protagonist Maddy is one of a kind. Everyone should read this book. I’m not kidding.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. How could this be a favourite? How could you consider this a favourite, Jess? What’s wrong with you? Well, readers. I will bloody well tell you.It may have something to do with the fact that this is the only new film I’ve actually watched this summer. That is part of it. But, at the risk of vocalising an unpopular opinion, I actually quite liked this movie. I liked the feel of it, as weird and emo as it was. I loved the characters (apart from Leto’s Joker.. we won’t even go there with how appalling it was) and I loved the visuals. I just enjoyed it. Shoot me.
Bomber Jacket – New Look
Unfortunately, the last few items won’t have links to purchase due to them no longer being sold, being sale items from the beginning of summer. Sorry! But this first one I am literally obsessed with. I found the last one left in my local New Look on a random trip, in my exact size and it was clearly fate. I was meant to be with this jacket. It’s legit. It’s so silky and light-weight and perfect for summer, for something to chuck on and it’s definitely in style and has been for a while.
Light wash jeans – New Look
These were another sale item, spontaneously found in my size, last of their kind. Sorry for being that annoying person. But, I’ve loved these jeans for the summer. The colour and style is very me at the moment and they actually look slightly ankle-swingery on me!! As someone who is very, very short, it’s a struggle to find jeans that don’t ruffle up at the ankle like some kind of weird elephant leg. But these don’t! And I love them for that. Also, they make my butt look good. (Always a bonus).
Purse – Primark
This summer I’ve been slightly obsessed with the colour blue. If it’s in a shop and it’s blue, I’ve probably considered buying it. Don’t ask me why, I’ll be the last to know. Maybe it has something to do with my first car being navy. Anyway. I saw this purse floating around the fitting rooms when I was at work one day and made it my mission to find it on my lunch break. It’s exactly the style of purse I love, skinny and a single zip. And it’s pretty. This will definitely outlast the summer and at £4 (full price), I really can’t complain.
And there it is! My first ever favourites post! It was fairly long so I’m sorry and well done if you’ve stayed for the whole thing. Please like and give me a comment if you enjoyed the post and if there’s stuff I can improve on for the next one!
I hope you all have had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to the next part of your lives, whether that’s school, university or just another great autumn. Til next time.