Wishlist #1

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1. Topshop £28 // 2. Topshop £28 // 3. Office £105 // 4. Asos £100 // 5. Topshop £16

This is wishlist is a perfect example of want not need, although, sometimes it is quite hard to draw yourself away from an item you’ve been lusting over and remind yourself to distinguish between those two feelings. I’ve ventured into town on a Saturday the past two weeks running for shopping purposes and yet I haven’t came back with any clothing, make up – yes but, for me it’s clothing over make up on mostly all occasions. It seems that whenever I have money I am willing to spend, the shops aren’t up to scratch, anyone else feel this way? I’m sure it can’t just be me. Even if there are a few items that catch my eye, they always seem to not have them in my size or they’re way to expensive… the pains of shopping. Yes, I know i’m being way too overly dramatic, but it’s the way it is.

What would be a wishlist without topshop eh? My favourite shop hasn’t been the glorious place I know it to be in the past weeks, for me anyway, the clothes just haven’t been that exciting, it’s probably because of the time of year… I can’t wait for Spring/Summer. Anyway, I was browsing online for clothes (as i usually do, at least once a day…) when I came across these lovely items. I love the white crotchet top from topshop, it would be a great piece to wear with shorts or high wasted disco-pant look jeans. Imaging the outfit is making me picture sunny beaches with a warm breeze and ice cream, so relaxing…

On one of my trips into topshop I tried on the acid wash denim skirt, I had to resist the urge to purchase it as I knew that I wouldn’t get any use out of it until April (if we’re lucky in England) I’m hopeful that it’ll remain in stock as it is a summery item. This would also fit perfectly with the crotchet top…. ahhh spring please hurry!

Even though i’d say i don’t own an excessive amount, I have a great weakness for shoes. These lust worthy Jeffrey Campbell shoes are heaven (or rather hell) to me, I have a bit of a spikes/studs obsession too and I love black… I just wouldn’t be able to go wrong with these. I don’t think that Jeffrey Campbell shoes are a ridiculous amount of money, especially this pair… I might just have to save up for them.

I love the Cambridge Satchel Company, their bags are lovely! I found this greyish pale green design on asos, I usually stick to black bags so I would love to have this, especially to pop a little bit of colour into all black outfits. This particular bag is exclusive to asos and it is priced at £100, not too much eh?

Finally, I came across this skirt a few weeks back and almost ordered it online, I didn’t though and I have since to see it in the topshop i travel to in my city. I love the pale lilac/pink colour, perfect for spring/summer (seeing a bit of a trend here?) It’s only £16 which I think is an amazing price for topshop!

The items featured on this wishlist are mostly spring/summer friendly but the prices are a real mixture, some are affordable and some are more pricey. I am more of a gothic look loving kind of girl, I’ll definitely still be wearing dark colours in the summer time, I don’t see anything wrong with it – I’m not a big trend follower, I wear what I like. As spring/summer approaches I’ve been loving lighter colours but, when i picture outfits in my head inspired by one particular item I always see myself darkening it up with spiked boots, acid wash anything or a leather jacket, I don’t think I am an entirely delicate look loving person.

Beauty/Skincare Haul

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I was going to record a video to talk about these lovely purchases but, since that would involve putting on makeup and getting changed into respectable clothing on this lazy Sunday in which, I have been reflecting upon bad, drunken decisions of the recent Friday… I have decided against that idea. So now, instead, I am writing a blog post (obviously!).

I purchased all of these items in the past week, from Superdrug or Boots.

  • Nivea daily essentials 2 in 1 cleanser and toner (Boots)

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I purchased this as I hadn’t used or had a cleanser before, nor had i used a toner. I decided it was time to start a skincare routine and I had heard about about a lot of cleansers but they were expensive. So, as Nivea is a trusty brand, i thought i would give this a go. I have tried it once and I do like it, it removes make up and feels soft on my skin, I can’t give a full review though as I don’t really have anything to compare it too. it’s cheaply priced at £3.59 but it is good quality.

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  •  Nivea daily essentials exfoliating scrub (Boots)

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I bought this for the same reason as i did the cleanser and toner. I haven’t tried out this product as of yet but i’m sure it’ll do what it says on the packaging. This exfoliating scrub is a bit more than the cleanser and toner, priced at £3.99.

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  • Cosmetic oval pads (Boots)

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The cosmetic pads will come in useful to remove the cleanser/toner from my face and to remove make up. I have forgotten how much these were and I can’t find them on the boots website, I’m sure you can find these in store or similar versions from elsewhere.

  • Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Boots)

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I finally bought a real techniques stippling brush, I have heard so many rave reviews about these brushes. I had been using my trusty flat foundation brush by a brand i’d never heard of to apply my foundation but it had been getting a bit old… since i’ve been using this, i’ve noticed I have been using less foundation and it has a more natural look when applied to my skin. I really, really love this brush, it’s so soft and makes applying make up a lot easier. Real techniques brushes are all  reasonably priced and affordable and this stippling brush is priced at £11.99.

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  • Maybelline eyestudio lasting drama gel eyeliner (Superdrug)

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I sadly ran out of liquid eyeliner at the weekend and my eyeliner pen had half dried out so, it was time to purchase a new eyeliner. I know this isn’t a new release but I had heard good reviews about it in the past and as it was on offer, it was the first eyeliner i laid eyes on, so I picked it up. The colour i bought was the usual, 01 intense black. I have already briefly tried out this eyeliner and it seems to be really good, I used the eyeliner brush it came with and it applied smoothly to my eyelid, the colour looked bold and stood out. The offer price for this product was £4.99.

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  • Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer (Superdrug)  

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As with the gel eyeliner I had heard a lot of good reviews about the collection 2000 concealer. I bought it in shade number 2, light. Admittedly I didn’t need another concealer but I couldn’t stop myself from buying this when I saw it. I agree with the good reviews of this product, it covers many blemishes and the shade luckily fits my skin tone quite perfectly. The pricing for this product is cheap for the results of the product but i’m not complaining as it is a very affordable £4.19

Unfortunately i cannot seem to find this product on superdrug’s website.

  • Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquer (Superdrug)

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Last but definitely not least, since these lip lacquers have been released i’ve again, heard many reviews raving about these lip products. I purchased the shade 301 galaxy, it is a deep pink, plum shade that’s not too over powering. I love the texture of this product, it looks like a glossy lipstick but applies like a lipgloss,i guess it is better described as a glossy lip creme. I can definitely see myself purchasing more of these as the price is amazing, only £5.99!

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I hope you enjoyed this post, sorry i forgot to include swatches but, if i have time tomorrow, I will update this post, I would update it now but since there is not natural lighting, the pictures wouldn’t look too great and the flash will wash out the colour.

xx

Intrduction/a bit about me

This is for my new youtube channel that i created a few months back but i’ve only got round to recording and posting a video now… I don’t know whether i’ll start posting videos on that channel relating to beauty/fashion now or whether i’ll wait until i’ve finished my exams but either way i’m sure i will at some point start posting videos as it’s something i’ve wanted to do for awhile.
I explain some things in the video and please excuse my appearance, haha the lighting was a bit off as well as my hair. I come off (at least to me) as a bit of a goody goody in this video (not that there is anything wrong in being one) but I’m not really like that, i’m just being a bit shy haha!

beige mist | Eyeshadow look of the day

Okay so, instead of face of the day I thought i would do Eyeshadow of the day or rather, Eyeshadow look of the day or Eye look of the day, whichever.

I love putting on eye shadow, it’s so creative as you can mix different shades to create different looks, it’s easy to become inspired. That is what happened with me today, I didn’t plan anything other than what pallet I was going to use, whenever i start on creating an eye shadow look, i just go with it – make it up as i go along. Sometimes it looks good and sometimes it doesn’t but i like the freedom of not being bound by step 1 and step 2 etc.

BEIGE MIST

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What I used:

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  • Sleek kohl eyeliner pencil – 121 Black
  • Clinique high impact mascara – 11 Brightening Black
  • Dainty Doll Eyeshadow base – 001
  • MAC quad – Shroom, Satin Taupe, Patina

I really like the outcome of this look and I could see myself creating it again. I don’t usually wear eyeshadow, only for occasions such as parties or going out for dinner but I would consider wearing this during the day as the shades are quite soft. It’s not overpowering but it isn’t too simple, I think it has the perfect balance and it looks great on the eyes and even better in person.

Dainty Doll

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I have to talk about this, i found it quite amusing but it’s simple really. Well yesterday my Mum   walked into my room, handing over to me what seemed to be a package addressed to me, which it was… I was confused as I hadn’t ordered anything, i didn’t have a clue what it could be. So, anyway I noticed on the front of the package above my address it had ‘hearst magazines’ printed on the package, so obviously my thoughts then were that this package had been sent from a magazine or something along those lines. I then became slightly excited as I realised that I must’ve won something, although i didn’t know exactly what i could’ve won. I knew i had entered a few competition, as I do when i’ve got nothing better to do and of course, in the hope of winning. So, when i proceeded to open the package and found makeup, I was really happy… i mean free makeup? And, it being danity doll (by Nicola Roberts) I was pleased as I had never tried anything of hers before and it was unlikely that I would purchase anything from this brand as I had heard it is aimed towards paler complexions. Anyway, I received:

  • An Eyeshadow Base in 001
  • An Eyeshadow in 001
  • An Eyeliner pencil in 004
  • A Lipgoss in 001

I am mostly excited about the Eyeshadow base as I have not got round to purchasing an eye primer as of yet and for now I am going to use the Eyeshadow base when i wear Eyeshadow. All of the products are really good quality and well pigmented and I love the packaging so I am really, really happy about that surprise.

Another thing, I vaguely remembered entering a competition to win this makeup but i couldn’t remember which magazine… so after awhile of thinking i went onto the Christmas edition of the Company weekly edit and of course I found my answer, I must have been one of 100 people who received this makeup set as I had entered while I was bored on Christmas break from school, of course.

Apart from winning the amazing Mac quad from Flora (thank you thank you thank you) just before Christmas and now this, I had never won any competitions in my life despite entering what I think is a lot in my opinion.

i don’t know what to put here

Okay so i said that i was going to (most probably) write a lot during the Christmas break… I obviously didn’t.

Not many people at all follow this blog but i feel bad…

I had a really good Christmas, i honestly spent most of it out with friends and sometimes family and that’s honestly the truth, i was barely in the house! When i was inside and near the wonderful WiFi i was mostly on tumblr or watching youtube videos.

Christmas/New Years went too quickly compared with last year… reflecting back there is a lot of difference in how i am now as apposed to how i was back then. I feel more aware of myself now as in what i like and i feel as though i have matured quite a bit, there is one similarity though that i still don’t know what to do over, but that’s another story… funny how things sometimes come back around, seemingly for the better.

2012 went fast too, it has been my best and worst year so far. A lot has happened this year and i’m really happy that most of it has, good parties, an amazing summer, becoming closer to people i’ve known since year 7 and becoming more of who i want to be.

On the downside… there has been a few things that have affected me from around spring last year… or i guess one thing in particular. It’s been tough and it’s not always easy to control, it’s made me become sad when i truly want to be happy and i can’t see why i shouldn’t have been – everything was going amazingly, except for that of course.

As things do, it’s grown and weakened in strength, which is hard and i don’t know how to talk about it, it’s much easier to do in riddles (as i am now) or through writing.

I don’t let it stop me, i still go to most parties and find the strength to go out with my friends and go to school, it takes a lot and it tires me out but i need to fight back – it’s my life, i’m 16 this year and it’s not going to defeat me and take opportunities away from me.

It’s a struggle but it’s worth fighting

(As cheesy as that may sound)

leather & velvet

DSCF3548  DSCF3552I love this outfit, it’s got leather and velvet and studded boots… literally everything i love. The clothes i am wearing   come from a collective Christmas shop, i love the feeling of thinking up a new outfit and i instantly get the impulse feeling to go out, just to wear it – seriously.

Anyway, I guess i should tell you wear i got the pieces from, shouldn’t I?:

Quilted Leather Biker Jacket – £25.00 –  Click 

Sinead Melange Vest – £9.99 – Click 

Velvet leggings – £13.99 – Click 

Leather Studded Boots – £40.00 – Click 

Fragrance Direct Haul

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I recently ordered from http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk and i received my order yesterday. I have been ordering make up from this website for awhile now and it usually never disappoints. This website stocks a wide range of make-up brands and not only drugstore brands. The products are always a lot cheaper on fragrancedirect than the prices you can find in shops such as superdrug and boots. Just because the prices are lower however, doesn’t mean that the make-up is lower quality, it is as good as you would find it in the drugstore.

I ordered 6 products and this came to a total of £19.94 excluding delivery, amazing right? The products were:

  • L’Oreal Colour Riche Serum Lipstick (in the shade: Radiant Rose S 103) – £1.99
  • Rimmel Colour Mousse Eyeshadow (in the shade: Black Pearl 010) – £1.99
  • Rimmel Natural Bronzer (in the shade: Sun Dance 027) – £2.99
  • Urban Decay Hypnotic Colours Nail Polish Set – £9.99
  • Bourjois Bio Detox Anti Puffiness Concealer (in the shade: 02) – £1.99
  • Body Collection Liquid Eyeliner (in the shade: Black) – 99p

I was amazed that i saved £12.51 on the urban decay nail set as it’s usual price is £22.50. I didn’t buy this for myself though (sadly) as I  am giving this as a gift to someone for christmas.

I have tried out all of the products that i bought for myself except the rimmel mouse eyeshadow and i love the bourjois concealer is really, really good and i love the shade of the rimmel lipstick as it is a vibrant pink rose, i think it suits my skin tone well.