Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sounds Like Spring...

Sounds Like Spring...

So its Spring time and that means one thing, my music playlists have changed to make way for some new songs, here ar some of the songs that I will be listening to this spring...

These songs are all different music genres, I wanted to create a list that would suit all music tastes.

Mindy Gledhill - Anchor  
This is a really beautiful song, I would say it is easy-listening, its lovely and perfect for a spring day

Jess Penner - Life is Rosy 
This is such a feel good song, its up beat, happy and a great soundtrack for the warmer weather, I will be listening to this lots more this spring

Katie Sky - Paradise 
A song I heard recently but one that I liked as soon as I heard it, there's a great backing track and the song it very much a spring/summer anthem

Duke Dumont ft Jax Jones - I Got U
Loving this song, every time I hear it I can't help but sing along. It's becoming one of my new favourites, its a song I can imagine listening to on a warm evening, when the sun's just setting. 

The Killers - Just Another Girl
All I can say is I love this, I love every song The killers have made and this song just makes me want to press the replay button on the radio. Its another great song that I will still be listening to for years to come.

Marianas Trench - Celebrity Status
So pretty much every song I've heard from Marianas Trench has been brilliant, I thought this song was sort of pop/rock so it was sure to be a great spring/summer tune!

Aloe Blacc - Green Lights
I love this song when it was first released and I love it now, its such a great song and always makes me feel happy, the music and Aloe's voice = a great song that always makes me think of spring/summer.

Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
A great song, sure to get people on the dance floor

The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
A classic song that will surely get you feeling the warmer weather

The Kooks - Ooh La
A song that I could listen to any time of the year, but I'm really enjoying listening to it at the moment

Simple Plan ft Taka (from One OK Rock)
This song is all about spring/summer and is a great song!

Here are some of the songs I will be listening to this Spring, what are some of your favourite Spring

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Best wishes :)

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Beauty Haul - Rimmel and Collection - Part 1

Beauty Haul - Rimmel and Collection

So recently I have bought a few new makeup products it all started when I needed a new concealer so I went into Boots to buy another Collection Lasting Perfection Conealer but they didn't have my shade, so I thought I'd try the next shade. I usually wear shade 1 but sometimes this is a little bit too light for my skin tone, so this time I went into Boots I decided to get shade 2. While looking at the Collection counter I saw that there was a 3 for 2 offer on, so I thought I would have a look to see if there was anything else I wanted to try.  While I was there I saw the Illuminating Touch Brightening Concealer in shade 1 - I'd aways wanted to try an under eye concealer but never really noticed one before so I was really excited to see this. When I got home I couldn't wait to try it and it worked really well, my under eyes are always a bit dark in the morning so I thought this would be great at brightening them up. To set the two new concealers I bought a new powder to set them. My last powder reacted badly with my skin and made it really dry so I had to stop using it. The new powder I got is the Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Powder in shade 01fair.

I got a few things from Rimmel in an online Asos order when they were had a discount on beauty products so I got a few products. I really wanted to try some new lipstick shades. I'd tried a Kate Moss lipstick before and really liked the formula so I wanted to try the other lipsticks Rimmel had to offer.

These include: Rimmel Lipstick in Coral Queen - As the name suggests this is a bright coral colour which I think would work really well for the spring/summer months .

The second lipstick is a Moisture Renew Lipstick in In Love with Ginger - This again is an vivid coral colour, its a lipstick I'd heard people talk about numerous times so I really wanted to try it. Its a really lovely colour so I can't wait to try it.

I chose another lipstick but I'm not quite sure which formula it is but it is in shade Nude Pink - Its a really pretty nude pink which looks like it has a nice sheen to it, perfect for an everyday look.

The last Moisture Renew Lipstick I bought is in Nottinghill Nude - This is a beautiful neautral colour that I've been wearing a lot since I got it. Its one of my new favourites!

And finally for lipsticks I bought two Kate Moss Lipsticks the first in shade 113 - This is a really pale nude that I think works well for an 'everyday look'.

And the final lipstick is in shade isI the in shade 110 - This is a bright red/orange that I think looks really summery.

I love all of the different shades here, which one is your favourite?

Best wishes :)

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Buying Sweets and Going to Boots

Buying Sweets and Going to Boots

Here are just some of the things I did yesterday...

So I had quite a busy day yesterday, doing work for University and then sorting out my room. But before all of that I went into one of the nearby town's to have a look around and do some general shopping. Whilst looking around I went into Boots (haul coming soon!) and went to a few other places just to have a look around. While I was looking I notices some really pretty sweets, they looked so cute and the packaging looked really traditional so I got a few. Then went into Boots and got a few things from Collection, I really needed a new concealer so I picked one up then (its also 3 for 2 at the moment too), so I thought now is the best time to get something.

After looking around a few of the shops I went back home and we had some lovely soup, tomato and vegetable it was lovely but even better with a bit of mozzarella cheese on top!

During the rest of the day I just did some work, I needed to catch up on some work so I was typing up a few notes and then watched a few films later on in the day.

Best wishes :)

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Love Heart Sweets, Future Blog Posts and Beauty News

Love Heart Sweets, Future Blog Posts and Beauty News

In this blog post I am going to be focusing on future blog posts, I am planning to do a few different blog posts including an empties post, beauty haul post and product review posts. So in this blog post I want to find out what you as the readers, would like to read about. It is really important to me that I write posts that you want to read so if you have any ideas for future posts or would like me to review a product/products, I would love to know so that I can make lots more blog posts :)

I thought I would also take this oppertunity to tell you about what I have been doing lately, so after doing work for University, I have also been writting down some ideas for future blog posts, I also bought a few new beauty products so a haul post will be coming soon!
I also wanted to include some of my favourites at the moment too...

I'm loving Love Heart Sweets - They seem so retro now but thats why I love them!

I am also a bit obsessed with watching Gossip Girl, I had never seen it before but I recently started watching it on Netflix and I'm already on season two. I think I only started watching it two or three weeks ago!

Spring! - So as its Spring now I'm loving the new seasons fashion and beauty trends, I've been looking in magazines for the latest makeup looks. I like to see what new eye shadows, lipsticks and blushers are on trend.

Pretty Notebooks - Writting down notes in pretty notebooks is one of my favourite things to do, I love stationary. Pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks are all so lovely! I love looking for new stationary with lots of different designs on them

What are some of your favourite things this week/month? And are there any future posts you would like to see?

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Best wishes :) 


Friday, 7 March 2014

An interview with an Illustrator...

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An Interview With An Illustrator...


In today's blog post I will be interviewing Natasha from Velvet Wolves Illustration. Natasha is a Fashion Illustrater who's work has featured in number of popular written publications such as Company Magazine, Lionheart Magazine and her work was also recently featured on The Great Interior Design Challenge.

Here are the questions  I asked her:

Q. As a Fashion Illustrator you will probably have been inspired by many celebrities and designers, who are some of your favourites?
A. There are a number of designers that I like, these include Mulberry, Vivetta, Louis Vuitton, Wildfox and Rachel Antonoff.
And the celebrities that inspire my work are Lana Del Rey, Alexa Chung, Zooey Deschanel (those bangs!), Felicity Jones, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Kirsten Dunst.

Q. What are you handbag essentials?
A. My handbag essentails are lipbalm (my favourite is Carmex), a notebook for list-making, an iphone, Soap and Glory hand sanitizer, gum, my floral Urban Outfitters purse and cinema cards.

Q. Are you inspired creatively by films, music videos or magazines, if so what are some of your favourites? 
A. My work is influenced and inspired by films I am interested in, these include Mean Girls and The Great Gatsby are just some of the films that inspire my work. I also love lots of pretty magazines too.

Q. If you weren't and Illustrator what would you be?
A. I'd be a teacher like Jess from New Girl.

Q. What are your favourite beauty products that you can't live without?
A. A good mascara - I love the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara, Benefit Pressed Powder and Cherry Carmex.

Q. What skincare products do you love?
A. The No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser is one of my favourites - it reminds me of summer! A good SPF , Clinique Moisture Surge and a good eye gel.

Q. What is your favourite makeup brand?
A. Benefit and Topshop - I love their Cream Blushers!  

Q. What is your favourite/signature fragrance?
A. I really like Marc Jacobs Lola, Armarni She and Miss Dior cherie'

Q. What are your wardrobe must-haves?
A. Peter Pan Collars, thick tights, floral shirts, velvet dresses and pair of Chelsea boots.

Q. Who is your favourite actor/s?
A. Johnny Depp, Kirsten Dunst, Lee Pace, Leonardo Di Caprio (Romeo), Jennifer Lawrence, Zooey Deschanel and Drew Barrymore.

Q. What is your favourite TV show who are you favourite characters?
A. Friends - I like all the characters but maybe... Phoebe
     New Girl - Jess
     Game of Thrones - Daenerys
     Vampire Diaries - Damon
     Pushing Dasies - Ned
     The Ricky Gervais Show - Karl Pilkington
     Supernatural - Castiel

Q. Who are some of your favourite musicians?
A. Lana Del Rey, She and Him, Taylor Swift, The Naked and Famous and The 1975.

You can find Natasha's work and social media links online here...  
 Instagram:  @natashalikestea
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to find out when my next blog post will be :)

Best Wishes :) 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Spring Makeup and Fashion Wish List

Spring Makeup and Fashion Wish List...

Every season fashion and beauty trends change, this is one of my favourite times to try out new products and change out my wardrobe. Although its nearly spring its still really cold in England, so keeping warm when outside is still an essential. Similarly, I like to try out new make-up looks and try out Lipsticks in different shades in order to brighten up an everyday look.

Here are some of the fashion and beauty products that are on my wish list for this season...

1. Pastel Jumpers

2. Light Pink and Orange Lipsticks

3. Hair Bows

4. Printed Skater Dresses

5. Comfy Boots

6. Light Pink Blusher

These are some of the products/fashion buys that are on my wish list, what products/fashion buys are on your spring wish list?

Best wishes :)