Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Winged eyeliner

This isn't really a tutorial because I don't think a video of me drawing on my face will be very interesting, I'm just showing you what I use on my face, so like an outfit post for my make up. This isn't what I wear every day because it's a lot of effort to get off at the end of the day when I'm tired, but when I can be bothered, this is my face. 
 (if you look closely into my eye you can see the reflection of my boyfriend taking the photo)
For my eyebrows I just lightly shade them in a bit with Rimmel eyebrow pencil, I think it looks better if I have darker eyebrows when I wear a lot of eye make up
I love this mascara, it's Maybelline Colossal Volume cat eyes, it isn't clump and give you really long thick (but not too thick) lashes. It's about £8.99 but you can often find it on one of those 3 for 2 offers.

This is the Maybelline eye studio gel liner. When I first got it I thought it was really good because it stays on really well and glides on, but when you want to do flicks the brush is too thick, I should probably just get a better brush but the one they give you with it is okay for now. I think it's better than liquid liner because that can often smudge whilst it's drying whereas this one doesn't because you don't really have to wait for it to dry.
As I said, the brush on my Maybelline gel liner is too thick to do flicks so I use this Eyeko Skinny eye liner, I got it free with Marie Claire. It's really good because it's small so you can do really neat detailed flicks or other fancy eye liner things. It says on all day (the other day I was too lazy to take my make up off and it stayed on for two days).

Urban decay is my favourite make up brand ever because of all the pretty colours of eyeliner and eyeshadow. I got this one in a set for Christmas years ago and as you can see it's running out, they're about £14 each though so I'll just have to use this one sparingly. I put this on my eye water line just to add a bit of colour. 

So that's what I use on my face sometimes, I might do another one because I do my make up differently nearly everyday because I love experimenting with different eye shadows and eye liners.

Lots of Love

Friday, 26 July 2013

Floral and denim

(Ignore the hundreds of bug bites on my legs)

Top - It was a denim shirt but I'd had it for years and got a bit bored of it so thought I'd cut the sleeves off to make it into a new top! Originally it was from H&M. I also tied up the bottom bit to make it into a kind of crop top.

Skirt - I bought this from Ark last Friday - as mentioned in my recent haul post.

Feet - Creepers and frilly Topshop socks (as usual) 

I love the pattern and colours of this skirt. I think it goes well with denim but I'm not sure what else I could wear it with.. I normally wear darker clothes so this outfit really lightened things up! If you've seen my other outfit posts you'll probably notice that my wardrobe is a mix between dark, grungy clothes and pretty, floral things like this skirt. I might start wearing lighter things like this outfit but I'll probably change my mind about that tomorrow. 

Lots of Love

Ps. Check out my boyfriends Flickr for more photos of me and other stuff 

Monday, 22 July 2013

You're a puzzle to me

(sneaky Maximo Park lyric there) 

Every year around this time, Wollaton Park (a park in Nottingham about 10 minutes away from my house) hold a one day long music festival called Splendour. For city residents under 18 it's only £15! I go every year because I might as well as it's so cheap and so close to my house. This year Jake Bugg headlined the main stage and Maximo Park headlined the Jagermeister stage. Other acts such as KT Tunstall, Nina Nesbitt, Dog is Dead and Squeeze performed. There's also been many other really famous names there for example, Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris and Madness. My favourite by far was Maximo Park, I love them anyway but they were amazing live, it was so energetic and I managed to get right to the front (I had to wait at the stage an hour before they started to get there but it was so worth it). Dog is Dead were also amazing, it was their 5th time playing at Splendour as they are a band from Nottingham and I think I've seen them about 8 times live but they are still great every time! 

I also like how it can introduce you to new music as well. I had heard of Nina Nesbitt before but never actually listened to her and after hearing her at Splendour I might start listening to her properly.

Most of the music was country or indie rock because of the headline act being Jake Bugg so the other acts were in a similar genre to that. Personally I thought that was quite good because I prefer that genre of music but a lot of people complained that the acts weren't as famous as previous years because last year Dizzee Rascal headlined. But I prefer this years line up because I'm not really a fan of Dizzee Rascal and I love Maximo Park loads. 

It's really family friendly too, you don't have to get right into a mosh pit to listen to the music and enjoy yourself, a lot of people just take picnics and just listen.

(that seems a bit rambly) 

So here's the outfit post bit! 

Me and my boyfriend

Top - Hearts & Bows at Ark (shown in my haul from yesterday)
Under top - Bikini from Matalan (my bralet was in the wash and this just looks like a bandeau top)
Shorts - Levi's shorts from Cow
Flower crown - gift from a friend

I feel like this outfit is really cliche-festival-fashion with the flower crown, shorts, crop top combination but cliches aren't always bad!

There isn't a lot of photos because my boyfriend took them and it turned out that there was just a lot of photos of me blowing my nose and awkward laughing faces. ooops. I would have liked to take photos at Splendour but I didn't want to risk my camera getting smashed in a mosh pit or something so I'll give you a link instead!

Lots of Love

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Ark and Topshop haul

This is only a little haul but I wanted to show you the things I bought the other day! I don't think I buy enough things because I end up spending my wages on pizza and Mcdonalds, when really I should spend them on clothes and things that last a bit longer. 

This crop top is from Ark and is by Hearts & Bows. I used to think that Ark was expensive but this lovely top was only £12.99. I love all the detail and how delicate it is. (outfit post with this coming soon)

This skirt is also from Ark and by Hearts & Bows. It was £16.99 which I think is reasonable as it has an underskirt too. I really like how the colours are bright and neon but the pattern is still pretty. Hearts & Bows is only available in Ark and it' such a pretty brand with floral patterns and bows (as it says in the name). 

I've wanted this for ages but I didn't buy it because I didn't want to give into my nail polish addiction, but it's hard to go into Topshop and see all the pretty sparkly nail polishes without buying one, right? It's called Magpie and was £6 (the same price as the other glitter polishes from Topshop) it's quite similar to the other glitter polishes from Topshop such as Razzamatazz but it's more yellow and gold than silvery so it can be paired with nude polishes. I really like it, however it's hard to get the consistency right, I used two coats of this over Bees Knees to get the right amount of glitter.

Lots of Love

ps. sorry for the lack of blogging recently, I think it's because the weather's been better so I've been out a lot on bikes rides and what not, also I feel like I'm ruining out of outfit post ideas because I don't really have a lot of clothes but from today I will try and post more!