Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The Autumn Tag


I was recently tagged by the lovely Emma to do the Autumn tag, so here it is! It has really got me in the mood for Autumn and the colder weather (even if I already accepted that Summer is over a while ago).

1. OK we're talking coffees - what's your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero etc?  
As you may know from previous posts, I'm not a big hot drink drinker, however I do love a caramel hot chocolate and I really want to try the Vanilla Spice Hot Chocolate from Starbucks.

2. Accessories - what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?
All! I do however have a small obsession with boots and cannot wait to get wearing my boots again. Having said that, wrapping up in a nice warm scarf is always nice <3 Gloves are just a necessity as my hands are always SO cold.

3. Music - what's your favourite music to listen to during Autumn? 
I can't say that my music taste changes throughout the year but I am all for a nice husky voice, acoustic music and generally anything that will make me will chillaxed.

4. Perfume - what's your favourite scent for this time of year? 
In the summer I definitely tend to wear more fruity fresh scents, and in Autumn I reach for those warm, musky scents. My favourite this Autumn is definitely going to be the Nirvana Black (as mentioned here) as I am obsessed with it at the moment.

5. Candles - what scents will you be burning this season?
Definitely vanilla and spicy scents. One that I know I will be burning is the Mahogany Teakwood Bath & Body Works candle - it smells amazingggg.

6. What do you love most about Autumn? 
I love wrapping up warm, feeling nice and cozy and watching a film or reading a book with a hot chocolate. I also love how beautiful the trees look and the rustling leaves on the floor. AND don't forget Halloween!

7. Favourite makeup look? 
Autumn is all about the berry colours. Berry coloured lips, nails, even blush. I am not brave enough to have a bold dark lip, however I do like to experiment with a softer dark lip and love painting my nails a darker colour.

8. What are you looking forward to most in Autumn? 
After this tag, everything! We are going to the Lake District next week and I look forward to seeing the trees changing and wrapping up warm in front of a cozy fire!

What are you looking forward to most about Autumn?

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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Favourite Lifestyle Intagram Accounts


I could look at pretty pictures all day. My main source of pretty pictures is Instagram and here are the lifestyle accounts that I have been loving recently.

Hellooctoberxo // Suzie is one of my favourite YouTubers and her Instagram lives up to the same high standards. She also has the cutest little pup as you will see on her Instagram.

Bonjourluce // Luce's Instagram consists mostly of food, books and make-up (my faves). The composition of her photos are always spot on to produce some beautiful photos.

Gh0stparties // I am sure most of you have heard of Kate, but if not you must head on over to her Instagram. Not only is she gorgeous but her flat is stunning.

Tuulavintage // Jessica travels a lot, each month she is in a different country and through Instagram she shares her adventures with us.  It also helps that she is stunning.

Dutchessroz // Food, glorious food. Roz shares a lot of food porn with her viewers and I am always jealous of what I see. She also shares a lot of pretty scenery pictures which is nice to see whilst stuck at work in an office!

Milkbubbleteablog // Becky takes some of the most beautiful photos. I am always a sucker for white washed photos as they look somewhat whimsical and Becky hits the nail on the head here.

What are your favourite Instagram accounts?

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Duo in No.08


Japonesque are a brand that I have only recently began to dabble in. Whilst in John Lewis in Cardiff I had a makeover at the Japonesque desk and I fell in love with their foundation and blusher and more recently I have fallen in love with their eye shadows. Firstly, I must comment on the packaging. Isn't is just beautiful? I absolutely love the details - the design and the fact that it has a mirror. 'No. 8' contains a beautiful shimmery champagne colour and a matte brown, both of which are highly pigmented and allow you to create multiple looks. The texture is incredible, very soft and easy to blend and you can use them wet or dry as a shadow and an eyeliner.

This duo comes in at £18, which is probably more than I would like to pay for two eye shadows, however the quality and longevity more than makes up for the price. I would put them up there with Urban Decay eye shadows, so I urge you to try them out! My only niggle with the brand is that they use numbers rather than names to distinguish between colours, but this does not impact the quality of the products so I'm not too fussed. Japonesque is available online at John Lewis (and in some stores) or at Beautybay.com where they currently have a sale, and this eyeshadow duo is just £9.90!

Have you tried any Japonesque makeup?

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Beauty Haul


Last weekend I went shopping and picked up a few beauty items. After hearing so much about the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker gloss stick in Bashful £8 from Fleur de Force and Talk Becky Talk, I had to pick this up. I was originally hoping to get it in Nudist, however it was out of stock so I picked up Bashful instead and I am so pleased I did. It is so very beautiful and definitely a favourite of mine at the moment. I also picked up three lip glosses from NYX - there is a shop near to my parents house that stocks a huge range of NYX products at such reasonable prices. I picked up CafĂ© Latte, Peach and Sorbet (L-R above) and got all three for just £5!


Now, as you may know, I get through dry shampoo like there is no tomorrow. My trusty favourite is Batiste (except for the XXL one), however I am always looking to try something new. Whilst in Superdrug I saw the Herbal Essences dry shampoo in uplifting volume for just £1.49 so I thought I would give it a go! I haven’t read anything about it so I have no idea what to expect, but it does smell very nice. I am hoping that it will not leave a sticky residue in my hair like the Batiste XXL does. I also picked up the Elegant touch rapid dry £3.05 after my mums recommendation – so much better than waiting around for your nails to dry!

Having picked up the Dove version of Sure Maximum Protection 48 hours and being thoroughly disappointed, I was in need of a new deodorant. I saw the Triple dry fresh fragrance deodorant £5.35 in Sainsburys and decided to try something different. Lastly, I treated myself to the YSL Elle perfume £59.50 which smells so so good! I am loving trying out different perfumes at the moment - what is your favourite?

What have you purchased recently?

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