Thursday, 31 July 2014

Battle Of The Boxes | Glossybox vs Birchbox July 2014

For those of you who have been reading my blog a lot recently, you'll know that not only did I get the July Glossybox, I also purchased the July Birchbox. The only logical thing to do in this instance is, well, compare them. 

I will try and remain as unbiased as possible in this review, however, please remember that this is my very first Birchbox and my 9th (9th!!!) Glossybox. It is a given that I would have more Glossybox loving tendencies due to my loyalty to the box, but I will remain as neutral as possible. Please also feel free to comment your preference, as I'd love to know).

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Round 1 | Battle Of The Primers

Overtime, I've accumulated a few primers, though it's an item I've never really felt much need to use. That was until this summer and how face-meltingly hot it's been. I've posted about a couple of these primers before (I've even posted a review on one of them), but this is to decide which I feel comes out on top.

This weeks battle: Maybelline vs… Maybelline! (Well, this is awkward).

[Before I begin I would like to mention that my opinions are my own and this is just my experience with the product. What didn't work for me might work for you and vice versa.]

Friday, 25 July 2014

Fashion Post | Life's Peachy

Life's Peachy

As usual, on Friday's I bring you a quick fashion post. Last weeks was mint and this weeks is peach. Personally I prefer to wear peachy colours as they seem to suit most skin tones. I find mint and yellows often wash me out (they somewhat reflect onto my skin, making me a nice shade of ill).

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Review | Birchbox July 2014

It comes in a bag. So cute!!

As you might be aware by now, I am a regular subscriber to Glossybox and haven't really deviated away from them since first subscribing. There have been moments where I've questioned whether to maintain my subscription and I've always hesitated. This month, I got my Glossybox free thanks to the accumulated Glossydot reward scheme. I figured, as I hadn't paid for a Glossybox this month… well, why not a Birchbox?

So this is my first time getting a Birchbox and although I've been following them on social media a long time, I didn't really know what to expect. Would it be mostly skincare? Makeup? A mix of the both? Who knows! 

I'm a massive fan of getting large amounts of makeup in my boxes so seeing so much skincare made me uncertain about the products, but I quickly changed my mind. Read on and you'll see why...

Friday, 18 July 2014

Fashion Post | Minty Fresh

Minty Fresh

I really love mint this summer and so far have already purchased a cute dress from Lavish Alice in the shade. Thus, here's a couple of picks I also found cute (and practical) for this summer. 

I don't know about other countries, but the UK is crazy hot right now because of a heatwave. I have this love/hate relationship with super hot days like this. On one hand England is warm! Yes, I'm stereotyping the UK to being cold, but it was only a week or so ago I needed a jacket because I caught myself shivering. On the other hand, they knock me out. I'm not accustomed to heat like this and I pretty much spend my nights awake and my days sleeping. I should really make use of it and get myself a wicked tan, but after a five minute walk today, my shoulders had already burnt… so maybe I'll just hibernate until it's a more reasonable heat. :P 

Is it bad I'm looking forward to work tomorrow? Two words: Air Conditioning.

Have a super day and leave a comment below!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Summer Style | Three Ways To Wear Maybelline Colour Tattoo

Someone once told me that I couldn't wear blue eyeshadow because my eyes are blue, apparently, it's the 'rules'. But I say that pretty much any rule can be successfully broken if you put your mind to it. So what is one of my favourite styles to wear? Blue. Liner, eyeshadow - I'll make it work.

These looks can all be buildable and I have focused very much on using the cream shadow as an eyeliner this time. I do use it as an actual shadow, but I adore using this as an eyeliner. It's so long-lasting and getting it off requires some seriously strong makeup remover! Ps. My eyelashes look a little on the terrible side because they've all been falling out. D: My sister took the photos for me, however, I'm pretty sure my eyes look like they're focusing on different directions (she wouldn't tell me where to look - haha!)

Just as a disclaimer, I have not filtered these photos as I want to keep the colouring accurate. The lighting did, however, change some of the images to look lighter/darker, so please keep this in mind. :)

Monday, 14 July 2014

Review: Glossybox - July 2014 | The Fourth Of July Edition

This month is all stars and stripes as Glossybox celebrates The Fourth of July with cult American brands, full sized products and Glossybox exclusives. I'm so excited about the products in this box, they are all awesome and I cannot wait to try them all out!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Coveting This Week: Quiz Clothing

As I often have on a friday (bar last week - I posted it on thursday), I'm bringing you another outfit post. I like this little trend I have running and what I like even more is the excuse to trawl through clothes sites all in the name of 'research'. This week I'm focusing on Quiz Clothing, as they have a massive selection of awesomely priced clothes. 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Coveting This Week: Sugarhill Boutique

 I'd say that all in all, a good 90% of my time is spent searching through clothes websites. There's something about looking at all the pretty clothes I can't afford that's just so addictive. As far as addictions go, mine's (reasonably) okay, so I'll share with you my current addiction of Sugarhill Boutique.

 If I wasn't trying to whittle this down to a few simple pieces, my 'must haves' list would probably be the entire website. They have everything from chic to cute and quirky. How can you not love it!? So after scrolling through the endless amounts of (awesome) clothes, I think I finally picked my 'must haves'. 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Hauling Again: Huge L'Oréal Sale

If there's one things I've learnt by now, it's that I really cannot resist a good makeup sale. Boots reduced  some of the best things ever (and by that, I mean a whole load of L'Oréal). I have a weakness, sure, but I'm pretty darn happy with what I purchased…