Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The Latest Makeup Trends I've been loving

Today I decided to do a post on a round up of all of the latest trends surrounding makeup, a lot of these are ones that can be seen all over places like instagram and tumblr! Most of them have been around for quite some time now and are becoming increasing popular.

I have listed some of my favourites and have also included products and tips I would recommend to achieve these looks. At the very end I have included a picture of most of the products mentioned in this blog post.

Also, to lighten things up a little I have also decided to add some memes that are related to these trends that I find funny, just thought I would add this to put a funny twist on things.

I hope you enjoy this post!

An overview of most of the products mentioned

My take on the makeup trends (although minus the matte lip)
1) Winged eyeliner:

Winged liner has been in for quite some time but has recently become increasingly popular over the internet. Often the most desired look is black liner with a sharp liner flicking slightly upwards on either side, and preferably as even as they possibly can be (although we all know the struggle of how hard that really is). There is a variety of different types of liner including gel liner and liquid and which one you chose is often down to personal preference, but my favourite is usually liquid.

Products I recommend:

- Bourjois Paris liquid eyeliner 16 hour- I love this for giving a bold black look and how it last such a long time.

- Benefit 'they're real' liner- t I do fin this slightly trickier to use so would not recommend for beginners.

- Maybelline gel liner is a good option if you would prefer to use a gel.

-Mac gel liner is also a very good choice as it has great lasting power and gives a very bold black effect.

Can anyone else relate to these memes?

2) Contouring

Contouring has lately become a massive makeup trend and is all over the internet right now. Most people are after that 'Kardashian contour affect'. It is one of those looks that can take a bit of practise but once you get the hang of it and get your head round it, it is fairly easy to do. Some tips I would recommend doing when contouring is using a light hand and making sure it is completely blended so it looks as natural as possible. It is also important to make sure you chose the right shades so they suit your skin tone nicely.

When contouring, you have to decide whether you want a cream contour or a powder contour, and I would also recommend getting a contour kit so you have a selection of colours and do not need to buy everything individually.

Products I would recommend:

-Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit- cream or powder. Anastasia Beverly Hills is very well known for there amazing contour kits, I have the original one which is the powder kit and love it, although I am also tempted to get the cream as I have heard amazing things about it!

-Kat Von D shade and light contour kit- I recently got this product when I went to America and think it is amazing, I love the shades in it and think it does the job perfectly.

-L.A girl pro concealer- This is great if you are on more of a budget as these products are super cheap! They are both concealers and are liquid. I like to get a light shade to highlight and dark shade (usually in beautiful bronze) for sculpting. Also as these products are mainly sold in America I buy min off Amazon.

Some memes I found funny based on contouring:

3) Over lined nude lips

Since Kylie Jenner started over lining her lips and often whilst support a very nude shade it has become a massive phenomenon. It is also a massive trend to have the lipstick as matte as possible therefore lipstick or liquid lipstick is often a good option.


-Do not over line them to much to keep a natural look.

-Try to find a good match for you liner and lipstick.

Products I recommend:

-Mac Velvet Teddy: This is said to be a product Kyle Jenner uses, and is a really pretty brown-pink toned nude, plus it is extremely matte.

-Mac Brave: This is still matte and nude but slightly more pinky toned then velvet teddy, thus it depends on your personal preference and what suits you best.

-Revlon lipstick in 'naughty nude': this is a good drugstore alternative, and although it is not an exact match for either of the above mentioned it is still a really nice nude colour, plus with a lovely texture and staying power.

-Mac liner spice or snog- These go really well with mac Velvet Teddy and Brave and is perfect for slightly over lining your lips.

When you over line your lips and get a little carried away....

4) Highlighting:

Highlighting is a trend I have been loving at the moment, and my collection seems to be speedily increasing, I just cannot get enough! I love the glowy and dewy effect it often gives and think it looks beautiful on anyone.


Do not go too overboard as it can sometimes look too shimmery and shiny if too much product is used, I would recommend using a very light hand.

Products I would recommend:

-Becca Highlighter: 'Opal' or 'Champagne Pop'- Becca has an amazing highlighting range and I would recommend checking them out if you haven't already. The colours are all very pigmented and  give off a wonderful glow.

-The Balm 'Mary Lou-Manizer'- This is a really pretty pearl coloured highlight and is a good one to try when starting off.

-Anastasia Beverly Hills in 'So Hollywood'- This is quite a light shimmery pearl colour and is lovely for a strong glow.

-Anastasia Beverly Hills highlight kit- I have not yet tried this, but as you may have seen in one of my previous blog post it is on my wish list! I have heard lots of amazing things about it and love the variety of shades.

-Mac 'Gold deposit': This is a good shade for those with a darker skin tone and give a gorgeous golden glow.

-Mac 'Global glow': this is good if you want a more golden glow but have a lighter skin tone, I recently go this and am already in love!

-Nars 'Copacabana': Nars Copacabana is a liquid highlight and is good to put underneath powder and gives a nice dewy glow.

Getting a new highlight and getting a bit too excited:

5) Thick brows

'Brows on fleek' has suddenly become a major trend and it is often thick ones that are most desired, this trend has started because of the brow queen Cara Delivigne who has very envious, thick brows. It is also a trend to have to slightly messy and bold.


-Try to grow out your brows as much as possible- this may take time but be patient and it will be worth it.
- Try going slightly darker then usually as bold brows are totally in, but make sure it still remains natural.
- Don't make them look to neat, it is on trend to have them slightly rough looking.

Product recommendations:

-Anastasia Beverly Hills (A.k.A the queen of brow products) 'Dip brow pomade'- I have this in the shade 'dark brown' and love it! It is perfect if you don't already have think brows therefore want to fill them in to make them appear fuller but still natural. Plus the product has amazing last power and will not smudge.

-Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Brow wiz'- this is better if you are not a fan of using a gel like the pomade and some may find this slightly easier, plus it is good if you are in a hurry.

-Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Brow gel'- it is said that Cara Delevingne uses this herself and it is great for setting your brows and making them appear a bit more bushy if that is what you want.

-Soap and Glory 'Brow archery'- this is a good drugstore dupe, it is one I have been loving recently and use a lot. It come with two sides- a felt tip like side to shape and a pencil side to make your brows look fuller and keep them lasting all day.

-Benefit 'Browzings'- this is a brow gel and powder compact and I have recently been loving the full brow effect it gives, I use the gel first to shape my brows and then the powder to set them in place so they last all day.

Brow goals or what?

Cara Delevinge (Queen of brows)
The struggle!

Too true, ahaha!

Some of the products mentioned in this post:

Thank you for reading this post, I really hope you enjoyed. Do let me know what you think in the comments and whether you would like to see something similar in the future. Also I would love to know what your favourite trends have been and any tips you have.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

My go-to Daytime Outfit

Today I decided to show you what I like to wear on a day to day basis, when wanting to look casual, comfy yet also stylish!

This is an outfit that can be easily adaptable to your preferences and what you think suits you. 

I hope you enjoy this post! 

All outfit details are mentioned below.

Me and my new Pug puppy, see my blog post on my pugs for more!

Outfit laid out with my choice of accessorises 

Outfit details:

Coat: Zara Shearling Oversized jacket. I love this coat so much, I have been wearing it a lot at the moment as it keeps me very warm and I feel goes well with most things! 

Jumper: Topshop. I have been loving turtlenecks out the moment, especially jumpers as they keep me really warm, are super comfortable and at the same time fashionable.

Jeans: Black ripped Topshop Jamie jeans. These jeans are probably one of my most worn pair of jeans, this is because I love the look of them and the fact they go with everything so it is super easy when trying to co-ordinate with your outfit in the morning and makes the process a whole lot quicker.

Shoes: Adidas Superstar. I love these shoes as yet again they are super comfy yet also very in fashion at the moment, and I just find myself always reaching for these whenever deciding what to wear. They are great for any day time occasion, such as shopping or going to a lecture!

Bag: Zara. This bag may be a little small if taking it to a lecture so I would recommend something a bit bigger, but I think it is great for shopping as it is just the right size, and it is nice to have it on your shoulder so your arm does not ache too much! Plus I also love to use it when going out in the evening as I feel it is very versatile and can be dressed up or down.

Watch: Daniel Wellington. I love Daniel Wellington's watches at the moment and think they look super stylish yet classy. I would definitely suggest looking into the brand if you haven't already.

Sunglasses: Rayban Aviators. Recently, the weather has been cold but still sunny so I have often found myself grabbing these when necessary.

This is a look that is extremely adaptable and can be changed depending on what you already have in your wardrobe, I would say the key pieces are:

- Your favourite pair of jeans
- A comfy but stylish jumper/top to match
- A coat/jacket depending on how cold it is where you are
- A comfy pair of shoes (I would suggest trainers)

Let me know what you think below and whether you would like to see anything similar again! I would love to hear about your go to outfits and what you love to wear.

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Saturday, 13 February 2016

My Makeup Wish list

There has currently been so many different makeup products that I have been lusting over at the moment! Ranging from fairly new products out on the market to ones that have been a  favourite of many that I have been lusting to try! I decided to make a list of the makeup products on my list at the moment to give you a little inspiration if you are looking to buy some new products!

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit

This is a fairly new product and I just think it looks amazing! It is a kit that Kylie Jenner came out with and consists of a range of different coloured liquid lipsticks, varying from brown colours to reds. I would say my favourite from the range is 'candy k', which is a nude-pink shade. One thing that I love about these lipsticks is that they dry completely matte, which is an effect I love, it also means they have a long lasting power and do not smudge. However, a major disclaimer is that they are all currently out of stock thus I will be on the hunt for some dupes and will make sure to let you know if I find any I like!

Charlotte Tilbury 'Eyes to Mesmerize'

Charlotte Tilbury is a brand I have been loving recently and simply cannot get enough of! I have heard some good reviews about this product in the past and am determined to try it out, especially since I love everything else I currently have from the brand!

Nars 'All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
This is a product that I have been wanting to try out for a while now after watching numerous tutorials of people use it, I think it looks amazing on and is just my cup of tea! I hope I will get to try it out soon and if I do I will make sure to review it for you.

Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Glow Kit'

I have recently seen this product on instagram and ever since have fallen in love, I am absolutely obsessed with highlighters at the moment and love that glowy-dewy affect. I have seen multiple swatches and pictures of people wearing the highlighters and think they look amazing!

Ben Nye 'Banana Powder'

This powder has been on the market for quite some time now and has been raved about by many! It is supposedly a great setting powder and is great when taking photos, it also seems to be a great product for baking too. It is something that I have always wanted but just have never got round to buying, so I definitely hope some time in the near future I can actually try it out for my self and see what all the fuss is about.

Urban decay 'Naked Skin Concealer'

The Urban Decay concealer is a fairly new product but has already been loved by numerous people, I have seen what it looks like on and love the effect it gives and am just desperate to try it! This concealer is said to have a full build able coverage, which I personally believe to be necessary for me when covering my under eye bags!

Becca highlight in 'Moonstone' or 'Champagne Pop'

I already have a Becca highlight in the shade 'opal' and absolutely love it! It is so pigmented and gives off a beautiful glow! I have recently seen swatches of the shade 'Moonstone' and think it looks beautiful, plus you must know by now I do love a good highlight so definitely want to test this product out, I am almost certain I will be in love!

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and have now got some make up inspiration and possibly a few things to add to your list!

Share this post with your fellow makeup lovers to give them some inspo too!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments and I would love to hear what makeup is currently on your wish list!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

All about my Pugs:

For todays post I decided to write about my Pugs. 

I have two pugs, one black male called Bruno who is 2 years old, and a fawn female called Bella, who is still a puppy and is 4 months old.

I got Bruno a couple of years ago know and honestly cannot imagine life without him, he has been everything I wished for and much more! He really is just like a best friend to me and is always there for me when I need. After having him for a little while I kept thinking how nice it would be for him to have a little play mate, so in December after much thought we decided to add another addition to our family: a little fawn pug puppy called Bella. Going to pick her up was one of the most exciting moments ever, we bought her home and introduced her to Bruno and they fell in love instantly. I already love her so much, and I am so pleased that she is now apart of the family, she is the most perfect addition.
I also love how well they get on with each other, they love to run around together, chasing one another like crazy and then once they're tired they will snuggle up side by side, it is just adorable!

I love them both immensely, they are both so crazy and make me laugh all the time! They are so loving and affectionate, never fail to put a smile on my face and need to be by your side 24/7 (as I am writing this they are currently both snuggled up beside me). I honestly do not know what I would do without them, I get so much joy, love and happiness from them and I'm sure anyone else out there with a dog (or any kind of pet) feels the same!

A little while back, I decided to create an instagram account for Bruno (this is before I got Bella), and I absolutely love posting pictures of them together on there! If you are a dog/animal lover like myself, or more specifically a Pug lover, go check it out and give it a follow if you like what you see! The account is called: @thatpugbruno , type that in the search bar on instagram and I hope the pictures bring you lots of joy!

I have decided to upload some pictures on here of them that I have posted on their instagram page. I hope you enjoy!

On the left is Bruno and on the right is Bella

Bruno and Bella's Instagram

Bella before a walk

Bella in her winter coat

Bruno in his batman costume!

Bella in her Pikachu costume

Bruno when he was younger

Bella in her Lilo and Stich costume

Bruno and Bella on NYE!

I hope you enjoyed this post, if so then share it with your friends, especially if they also love animals and if they are a pug lover like me! Also follow them on instagram for more pictures of the two of them!

Let me know what some of you favourite pictures are in the comments, also I would love to hear about any animals that you have!
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