Thursday, 26 June 2014

Boot Haul number something-or-other

So, I am well aware that one of my recent posts was me declaring that I was going on a spending ban and was only allowed to buy one thing. Remember that? Well this isn't me massively failing, it's me remembering that I had a ton of Boots points, so all of this was free. Thanks past me!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Review: Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Micellar Cleansing Fluid

I was lucky enough to take part in Escentual's #micellarblindtrial last year. As a follow on from that I was given a chance to try out the new kid on the block.

French pharmacy skincare took the beauty world by storm, most notably with Bioderma, and now the Germans are getting in on the action too. Eucerin was started in the late 19th century (History degree coming in use here) by a pharmacist, a dermatologist and a chemist. Which to me sounds like the perfect group to start a skincare brand.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Pizza Making

A little break from the norm here. After last weeks foray into fashion, today I'm focusing on food.

Homemade pizzas have become something of a specialty for my boyfriend, and they taste pretty good, even if I do say so myself. This video was mainly a bit of fun and editing practice, but hopefully some of you will find it useful.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Graduation Make-Up

When this goes live tomorrow will be my graduation. Culmination of three years of hard work happens at half past three on a June Friday. I've been contemplating different make-up looks in my head for longer than most people would consider normal. This is the look that I'll probably be going with. I might switch up the lip colour, I haven't decided yet. Is bright pink too much? I wanted something that looked fairly natural, photographed well but still looked like me. After much umming and ahhing this is what I have come up with.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

5 Ways With: A White Shirt

Today I'm starting a new blog and YouTube series called '5 Ways With'. This video started off life as a lookbook, but then I realised that almost all of my outfits involved this shirt. Basically I'm going to be showing you my favourite ways of wearing or using something in groups of five. Perhaps '5 Ways With: Bright Lipstick' up next?

It was a bargain buy from Primark sometime last year, but I have seen it in there recently. Most places do their own versions of the white sheer shirt though. I'm wearing it here with a bandeau underneath to prevent things being too see through.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Baggy trousers and 100th post

Today's post is a bit of a milestone. I have reached my 100th post. I didn't really think I'd get this far when I first started, but I'm delighted that I have and I can't wait to write 100 more.

On a slightly similar theme, today's post is also on something I didn't think I'd ever do, and that's wear baggy trousers. Ever since I first discovered skinny jeans aged 12 or 13 I've rarely been seen out of trousers that look as if they have been painted on. I've gone through phases of Topshop Jamie Jeans, American Apparel Disco Pants and now I'm absolutely loving Topshop Joni Jeans.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Lip Product Addict Tag

As someone who is a self-confessed lipstick obsessive this tag is perfect for me.  It was quite hard to narrow down everything, and I did fail at only picking one for some of the questions.

I enjoyed filming this tag. What other ones should I do?

I got to play around with some editing techniques for this video so I hope you enjoy it. Also, I definitely don't recommend the Boots Double Faced Oval Cotton Pads, as you'll see from the Bloopers!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Lush hauling and a beauty ban?

A post of two halves today. I'm going to begin by showing you my latest picks from Lush and then introduce a project I'm going to be doing for June/the foreseeable future.

I went to Lush to pick up a gift (not shown, obviously) and get a sample of Grease Lightning. While I was there I picked up some other things I'd had my eye on.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

What's in my bag?

For all you nosy people out there who like watching relative strangers pull their belongings out of a bag then you're in luck.

I have the Zara Mini Office City bag, because about four other people's 'What's in My Bags?' told me to buy it. I also have the larger Office City bag for when I want to carry a lot of stuff about, but I just found it slightly too large for everyday usage. If you'd like to see a comparison video/post on the two then let me know.