17 April 2015

FINDING BLUSH AGAIN


MAC Blush in Happy Together, Mocha & Prism, Illamasqua Cream Blush (think this colour may have been discontinued - closest is probably 'Laid')

I say finding blush again due to the fact I probably haven't used the stuff for a good two years. It could be the fear of having the Bridget Jones moment, but I think it's more down to the fact I'd found bronzer. To me, bronzer is blush (I'm aware I'm quite probably a beauty blogger's nightmare).. But I always found a  bronzed up glow a lot easier to wear than flushed cheeks. 

Since forcing myself to get back into makeup (I was definitely stuck in a cosmetics rut) I have discovered that blush isn't this scary, pinky hued thing that is about to give my a flushed Father Christmas esq face. I've been keeping it light and sticking mostly to the more neutral tones as a bit of a safety blanket, but I think blush is my next 'thing'.. Y'know, when you suddenly become obsessed with lipsticks or the perfect highlight and feel like you need to try every possible option. My favourite at the minute is MAC Prism (the less pinky shade without the highlight), mostly because it's a dream with nude lippies. Plus it brings my attempts at contouring a little more 'to life'.. I love bringing out my cheekbones but there is a tendency for me to go a bit Corpse Bride without some colour mixed in there. 


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14 April 2015

GREIGE

Sunglasses - Primark, Coat - H&M, Top - Primark, Trousers - ZARA, Boots - Forever 21

I guess what I'm wearing here is a pretty similar look to the last outfit I wore with this coat, but I liked that whole grey and beige mix. This time round the grey part of what I'm wearing is purely comfort. Without that bit of heel on my boots and the coat to smarten things up it does kind of look like lounge wear, but it was a Sunday and slouchy clothing called!

I've also got to that mid season awkwardness where knowing how to dress weather appropriate has completely gone out the window. I'm still stuck in chunky scarves and knitwear even though it's probably time for a Spring update. Lydia - get yourself in a floral dress gurrrrl!!

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12 April 2015

SIDE BRAID PONYTAIL TUTORIAL


Yup, the braid obsession continues. While I've had a bit of time off I've been using it as an excuse to actually make my hair look half decent - it's easy for me to just get into that straight/standard ponytail rut. This one I tried out was a bit of a fishtail/updo thingymabobby.. It really is pretty easy once you've mastered the fishtail braid part of it. I don't really wear my hair up as an option for anything other than a bad hair day but I've loved wearing it like this (I really need to move on and work out how to do something else..).

The 'tutorial' bit is now on my YouTube.. I use tutorial very loosely - I generally make it up as I go along and it's the kind of thing that's already been done a million and one times, but quite a few people asked to see how I'd done it. Right, I'm off.. Roast dins calls!


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11 April 2015

THE LAST OF THE SNUGGLY JUMPERS

Jumper - Boohoo, Jeans - ZARA, Nail Varnish - Barry M, Converse - USC

After a completely lovely, sunshine week off work (all be it very quick), I am today back in something a little cosier. Still no where near as wrapped up as a few weeks ago, but it's nice to still find the extra snuggle factor in snuggly jumper. I'm not wearing anything too schmancy here - Converse, baggy jeans and an even baggier jumper.. But I guess it was more about the details. Roll neck, silver nails (I'm obsessed with this polish - it dries really quick and goes pretty well with most of my wardrobe favourites) and hair tucked in. I'd never go for the chop but I do like being able to fake a bob somewhat.. 

Right, I'm keeping it short as I've got loads of blogging/YouTube bits to get on with before I can settle down for a takeaway evening (the best sort of evening) - it turns out that I am in fact less organised when I'm off work. I've been filming a few bits that I want to get uploaded & I've also got a couple of more chatty posts coming up soon.. Ever the excuse to ramble on! 

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9 April 2015

LONDON DAY OUT


It's not very often I get to go to London (I've been a whole three times in my life..), but this bank holiday I actually managed to get down and enjoy it - the times I have been previously have always been a manic rush round and I've ended up finding it all a bit busy and chaotic rather than as nice as it really is. We were off to do the whole touristy thing.. Family trip to The Shard, Oxford Street for a wander & getting completely confused on the tube. Thankfully we made it to everywhere we'd planned, if a little flustered!

The Shard really is lovely to go and have a good look at the city. I know if you're local it’s perhaps not that exciting, but it’s something completely different to the sights we’ve got up north.. Nor do I really think Sheffield would be quite so impressive from that height. 

One of my favourite bits of out little trip naturally revolved around food. Laaandan grub is SO good. Up here we got a Taco Bell and that was one of the most exciting things to happen this century. We ended up at Borough Market for lunch and that was like my dream. Can I please just spend my life there working my way through the stalls? 

Outfit details all here!


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