Monday, 30 June 2014

Lifestyle: 5 Favourite Reads

What you may begin to learn throughout this blog is that I'm a self-confessed bookworm and proud of it! So I thought as a different kind of post and to step away from the beauty side of things (which is so far all I've discussed), I would discuss 5 of my favourite books. It's safe to say that having a kindle has increased my love of reading and I've also found that I now read books much quicker! So due to this, picking my top 5 favourite books has proved rather difficult! I'm not great at describing and explaining books but anyway here goes....

Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Makeup Timer Test Tag

Sticking to the beauty side of things I thought I'd do a different kind of post and do a blog tag started by none other than Lily Pebbles. It's basically about taking out the stopwatch to find out just how long your makeup routine takes, so here's a list of what I used, how long it took me and the finished look...

Primer and Foundation = 1:36
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer // Maxfactor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Beauty: Drugstore Summer Makeup Look

Following up from my last post I thought a simple drugstore Summer makeup look would be appropriate. During the Summer season I hate to wear a heavy face of makeup and instead I opt for a simple face of makeup, usually with a bright lip being the focus. 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Beauty: Drugstore Favourites

Next up is yet another makeup post and this time it's a round-up of my favourite makeup items from the drugstore. I am a high-end makeup lover but I do think you can also find some great makeup in the drugstore as well and I prefer to pair the two together.

A favourite drugstore makeup product post would not be complete without a mention of the Real Techniques Brushes, I love absolutely all of them but my favourite would have to be their Buffing Brush as its such a multi-use brush. My base favourites include a relatively new product, the Maxfactor Infinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation, which I find provides a natural dewy coverage, and the well known Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which I've repurchased countless times! For blushes I've narrowed it down to a favourite powder blush, the Revlon Haute Pink blush, wish provides a perfect flush of pink for Spring/Summer, and a cream blush, Topshop's Head over Heels, which is a natural peach shade. I haven't tried many highlighters from the drugstore but I do love the highlighter in the Sleek Contour Kit which I have in the shade Light. 
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