I love how easy posting and updating my blog is on wordpress but i have been looking on blogger (or blogspot) and it seems that you get a lot more freedom when it comes down to your blog’s design. I have seen that many more blogs are hosted on blogger too, not that i’m contemplating a change in blogs because of that but, it just seems a lot… better? In a way, although i do love wordpress.
Since i’ve been toying around with this idea, I seem to have thought about a change in the blog’s name… i love the name electraviolet but i do seem to be second guessing it… i’m a bit of a perfectionist this way.
I really don’t know what to do, if i did move my blog over to blogspot, I would copy all of the posts over there too. I just don’t know… could anyone give me any advice?
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.
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)
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.
- Nivea daily essentials exfoliating scrub (Boots)
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.
- Cosmetic oval pads (Boots)
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)
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.
- Maybelline eyestudio lasting drama gel eyeliner (Superdrug)
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.
- Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer (Superdrug)
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)
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!
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.
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!
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.
What I used:
- 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.