Saturday, 1 November 2014

Simple Seasonal Nail Art

As you all know, I'm not the biggest nail art person - I genuinely just prefer the look of plain nail colours. However, sometimes the mood strikes me and I want to add a little more. Recently I was playing about with some more seasonal colours and this happened!

Essie // Bordeaux, Topshop // Aurelian

To recreate the look, you paint your nails as normal - apply a base coat, two or three coats of colour, then leave them to dry. Once they are dry, take a small amount of tape, stick it repeatedly to your arm so it isn't tacky, and carefully apply it so there is a diagonal section of your nail covered. Paint over the exposed section, peel off the tape, and viola! Just finish with a top coat over all of your nails and you're done!

My nails came off a little Christmassy looking, but it is A/W after all! Of course it would work with any combination of colours you like, and you could always create the pattern on more than one nail. Let me know if you give it a shot!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Review // Makeup Revolution Blush & Contour Palette in Sugar & Spice

Finally I am coming at you with a Makeup Revolution review! While my blog has been on the back burner, I've been testing out the products I was sent, and now I finally have time to talk about them.

Complete with four blushers, two contour shades and two highlighters, this Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Sugar & Spice* really does have it all for those cheek product lovers. The contour shades surprisingly work well for my pale skin, despite them looking a little strangely coloured (to me, at least!) in the pan. There is also a really nice range of blush colours, going from a natural peachy pink to a deep burgundy tone that is perfect for this season. I personally don't wear the hot pink too much but I've been loving the rest! The highlighters are also super pretty but need a very, very light hand to look remotely natural - which goes for the rest of the palette actually. Use with caution!

For a palette that costs only £6 I can completely commend it. Each shade is highly pigmented and the different products can be interchanged to create almost any look. Go give them a swatch!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Daily Outfits // The Cosy Jumper

When my family came to visit me at university the other week on a sunny but very breezy day, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to take this cosy Blue Vanilla* jumper out for a spin. We went for a wander around the town and I found some beautiful buildings I'd never seen before - pretty shocking really, since I've been living away from home for two months now! Anyway, back to the clothes.

Jumper // Blue Vanilla*
Jeans // Topshop
Leather jacket // Miss Selfridge
Boots // Topshop
Scarf // Primark
Bag // New Look
Necklace // Black Tied

I kept the outfit casual, pairing the jumper with my ripped jeans, boots and a leather jacket. My huge comfy scarf came along too as I dreadfully needed something around my neck. I love the dogtooth pattern on the jumper, and how the different sizes clash with each other. Also, it's super fluffy. What's not to love?

bonus #ZoellaBeauty photo!

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