Sunday, 28 September 2014

Rimmel Scandaleyes retro glam mascara Review

After hearing a lot of positive things on this mascara I decided to give it a go, and I definitely don't regret it!
I'm extremely picky when it comes to mascaras as the brush needs to be not too big but not too small. When I noticed this had a hourglass shaped one, it interested me straight away. It really can get even to the smaller corner lashes, unlike straight shaped ones. 

The formula is a bit wet, so it can smudge quite easily, especially on lower lashes. When applying on them I use a tissue underneath to not ruin the rest of my make-up. It can also go clumpy if you apply too much of it at one time- however the results are really good!
without mascara

with 1 coat!

It volumises and thickens so well, false lashes aren't needed anymore!The wand must be one of the best shapes I have tried as it really fans the lashes out well, in a shape that lasts. I find that it is a really long lasting formulation that is suitable for the daytime but also evening.
Plus it comes as 12ml instead of the usual 9ml, what a bonus!


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sixth Form Autumn Haul

Never thought I'd say this but, oh how I miss those days were I got to have a school uniform. I just started sixth form a couple of weeks ago and having to think of something to wear everyday was initially a challenge. Luckily, at my school the dress code isn't too 'formal' but not 'causal' either, more of an inbetween, so I can get away with wearing quite a bit of things I already owned. However I went browsing in shops lately and found some lovely new season items I couldn't resist buying......
WARNING: This haul may contain a bit too many berry shades so beware!

One of the very first things I bought was this Dorothy Perkins dress that costs £18 and that I instantly loved because of the sweetheart neckline, it is so flattering and the slightly flared skirt creates a lovely shape. I don't know how Dorothy Perkins do it but I've noticed all their dresses try to create a hourglass shape- it's like a signature for them. 

I have been wanting a necklace like this for ages. It took me so long to find one, but in the end I settled for this River Island oversized pearl necklace that is £10. More than what I'd usually spend for a necklace but oh well.

 Also at River Island I picked up these thick grey leggings that I know are going to be so cosy when the colder weather begins. I think they fit soo well and can be dresses up or down according to the occassion. They were £22.

This other top is from Dorohty Perkins and is made from a surprisingly thick material. This enables me to easily wear it now but even in the winter and is such a lovely colour. The fit is boxy but also formal, and just an overall versatile wear.It was £16.

I've been looking for a smart pair of shoes and I think these ones tick all of the boxes. On the tag it said they were an 'Oxblood' colour even if they nearly look black in normal daylight. However you can see it has warm undertones and as soon as you turn the flash on they go a dark red colour. Great buy,they were £14 from Dorothy Perkins.

I am aware that this is the 4th item I have bought in this shade, but I can't help myself! I think it just screams Autumn when you look at it. This jumper is supersoft, slightly loose fitting and was £19.99 from New Look.

Lastly this belt is from Primark and was £1.50. The owls on it look very cute and you could wear this to accessorise many things.

Comment on what you like best! xx

Sunday, 14 September 2014

OOTD: Wedding guest

Dress-New Look  Shoes-New Look  Clutch and Jewellery-Old
 This weekend I had one of the best of times at my friend's wedding, and luckily for us it was a really nice day with the sun shining brightly. I had bought everything I was planning to wear before the Summer-with all the new prom dresses out I just couldn't resist!- but you could definitely still find similar items for sale now. My dress was a feminine shell pink and had a lace overlay, and the shoulders were embellished with pearls and white sequins. My shoes were a slightly paler shade of pink and the 3" heel made them perfect to dance in for most of the night, even though in the end I had to give up and wear the flip flops or "dancing shoes" the bride so nicely provided for us (thank you!).

The venue was at a golf club in Essex, so it was the perfect place to have a ceremony outside. 


Sunday, 7 September 2014

D.I.Y. Sugar Wax! When life gives you lemons.....

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Now this is something I've been meaning to make for a while, but never got round to. It has been praised by many for being less painful than normal wax, easier to use and that it leaves your skin feeling beautiful. The best bit is that you can use it anywhere on your body, as it is formulated especially for sensitive skin. :)

You need: 
6 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 cup lemon juice

Put all ingredients in a non-stick pan and turn on the medium heat. Let it boil and keep mixing with a metal spoon until it turns a bright amber colour (took me about 10 minutes). At this point it should be done and so pour it in your preferred container.

How do you use it? You could either use it like hot wax, heating it first and then spreading it on your skin, or if it is soft enough take some of it from the container and just use it as if it were a strip.

Hope you get on well! xx
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