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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Beauty: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Unapologetic

I say it every time I buy a lip crayon but seriously I love them. They are just so easy to use and there are so many types. When Revlon launched the matte formula I was intrigued but I have been let down by so many matte products I decided to lay off buying one. I spotted Unapologetic one lazy afternoon and was looking for something a bit bright and different. 

I love the colour; it's a coral but almost sways a bit red/pink on the lips. It's really stunning especially against a monochrome outfit or all black. I find it goes best with a flawless base with black eyeliner and no other colours on the face. I don't own a colour like this but I would say it's a little similar to MAC's Viva Glam Nicki but less pink and more orange or MAC's Impassioned.

Formula this is one of the best matte lip products I've used. It doesn't cling to dry patches at all, isn't flaky and stays on for ages without budging. It is completely matte so I would still recommend prepping your lips before wearing because everyone's attention will be drawn to your lips and you want them to look good! I love how creamy the product is (it contains triple butter; shea, coconut & mango) so it doesn't completely set dry to your lips which is a good thing to keep it looking freshly applied.

I frickin' love this product and it's definitely my statement lip of choice for Summer point me to the nearest beach.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Lifestyle: Easter Weekend 2014

As you know I was busy last Saturday at a baby shower but I woke up early on Easter Sunday to head down to Winchester with Mia and Lyn for a little getaway. This was the journey down:

I don't think we thought the weather would be that bad and we also didn't think about the fact all the shops would be closed. Lyn's boyfriend is training in the Army down there so we met him for a roast dinner at Pitcher and Piano.

After a mooch around the places that were opened and getting drenched on the way back to the car we headed to the hotel got our cossies on and chilled out in the sauna, steam room and messed around in the pool for a few hours. We booked in for a late dinner at 8:30pm which was too nice for us to wait and take pictures. We had a little bit too much wine throughout the evening and were all tucked up in bed by midnight. We are wild.

After we had a huge breakfast on Monday morning we headed down to Portsmouth. We had a mooch around the harbour and Gunwharf Quays where I picked up a few bits from The Body Shop. The weather was a lot warmer until about 4pm when it start to get a bit overcast. We even sat outside for our lunch at Wagamama's watching people abseil down the Spinnaker Tower. We went on a search for ice cream around the Dockyard but we didn't have much luck. I really liked Portsmouth but then again I fall in love with any place by the sea. 

My friends and I are on a mission to visit more places in the UK as we do the same old week in week out and being only 23 that makes us very boring. Does anyone have a town or city we should visit next?

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Beauty: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 11

I finally did it! I got a YSL lipstick; she is beautiful non? I have been saving my Boots points since November last year so I could treat myself to one and finally managed to get to a store which stocks YSL a couple of weeks ago. After many a swatch and a slightly miffed off sales assistant huffing and puffing I decided to go for something subtle and something I could carry around with me everyday. 

Number 11 Beige Instinct is a brown nude which is sheer and shiny; almost gloss like. The colour is very subtle but enough to make you look like you have colour on the lips. I find it is a very wearable colour but perhaps at is around the £25 mark I should have got something a little louder. There's always next time. I'm thinking a bright pink?

Formula wise I always find the more pigmented the colour the longer lasting it is which means Beige Instinct doesn't last as long as I thought it would. However I have no problem whipping out the beautiful packaging out of my make up bag. It's very moisturising and softens the lips well almost like a balm. 

I do love the lipstick but it isn't my favourite lipstick ever. I think I prefer a more matte finish in my lipstick but this can definitely be in my top 3 glossy products.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Fashion: Primark Statement Necklaces

I love a statement necklace. I don't like how because they have now become a thing the shops seems to be charging a fortune for them. Now I'm not one to sit trawling through eBay to find cheap but really detailed versions in the shops because I am too lazy for that. Plus if I want a cheap version I find Primark is the place to go. 

If my memory serves me correctly I got all three of these for £12.00; that's still a fraction of the price of Topshop or Zara where I've seen necklaces go for around £40.00. Ain't nobody loving a glorified piece of metal covered plastic enough to spend £40 on it!

I really like the latest ones I picked up last week; I think they are all quite different so can go with a variety of outfits. I find the turquoise one is a brilliant pop of colour for an all black outfit whereas the black rope and hoop one is the best for a night out as it's really detailed and sparkly.

It makes me smile a little bit when I open up my jewellery box and see all these style of necklaces alongside the super long pendant necklaces that used to be in fashion about 5 years ago; it's so funny how much my style has evolved and changed.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Lifestyle: Rachel's Baby Shower.

Me and the lovely Mummy to be.

I'm the one in the blue socks, yellow onesie and cap! 

I had such a lovely afternoon and evening yesterday celebrating my friend's Rachel's Baby Shower. It was my first ever baby shower so wasn't sure what to expect apart from lots of baby filled fun. My friend Tammie organised everything and did the most amazing job of keeping us entertained and mingling so a massive well done to her!

We played so many games such as pass the parcel with a nursery rhyme theme, guess the baby food, guess who baby pictures were which, a Mr & Mrs competition and a Photo Booth with homemade props! We also were treated to scones and the cake was almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. Rachel is expecting a girl so pink was the theme of the day including some delicious pink lemonade and pink & white marshmallows. 

It was such a nice afternoon and it's making me super excited to go to my cousin's baby shower next weekend (I'm surrounded by babies) to celebrate with my family. Rachel is the first of my group of school friends to have a baby and we all knew she would be the first; she's going to be the most amazing mum and we all cannot wait to greet little Amelia into the world (hopefully on May 27th as that's when I have predicted).