Monday, August 22, 2016

Brows and highlight with Natural Collection


Brows are up there as one of my most important steps in my make up routine. Mine are just so gappy and have no real shape without taking the time to fill in and shape. I've been a Soap and Glory Archery gal for so long now, and have gone through so many re-purchases I've lost count. When the Natural Collection brow collection came out, I wasn't aware of how much of a game changer it could be.


When filling in and shaping my brows, I like to make sure they still look quite natural (well, as natural as they can look). In this picture above I used the pencil and the gel as I found I enjoyed using them the most and, gave the best look with regards to my personal taste.I tried so many times to get the hang of using the wax but haven't quite got it yet so will keep persisting with that one. 

Highlighting is a step in my routine that I don't always go through with. I save it for more, special occasions that mean I'll take slightly longer getting ready for. Highlighting sticks are a great idea for a quick glow. Rose glow and Coral glow (left and middle) are the shades I've used the most. They are so pigmented and have so much pay off that a light hand is key! I applied them with my fingertips to ensure the lightest glow for daytime wear. The Copper glow is far too dark for my skin so will be passing it on to family or friends but I totally appreciate the colour of it. It's so gorgeous and would even look great on the eyes.

Wearing Rose glow

All of the products that have been mentioned in this post are only £1.99 each. Can you believe it! The quality of these products that have such a low price point is mental. Just shows, you don't need to spend a fortune on some products and still get a great outcome. 

Have you tried any of these yet? Are you big on your brow or highlight game?

xoxo

Revisiting Dreamland



When I was a kid, I used to spend so many of my summer days down in Dreamland with friends and family, spending hours on rides like the Waltzers and Skymaster (definitely was my favourite and held you upside down for what felt like hours). Yesterday myself and the fam went down to have a look at how they'd updated it and to have a bit of a trip down memory lane.



When walking around the park, it felt just like a smaller Thorpe Park. It didn't have the same old Dreamland feel that I remembered. Things were in different places and at first I was stubborn and thought 'well this just isn't Dreamland'. After a sitting down, having some water and taking it all in my thoughts changed and instantly loved the new look land of dreams. They have made it out in such a cool and retro way, everything looking very instagramable and pinterest worthy (except the grey sky).


Dreamlands food area had so much to offer! Snacks warm and cold, meals, drinks and treats. They'd clearly thought about it a lot, and coming from someone who finds it hard to eat out, I was impressed. Within this area was a bandstand which had a band playing live music which just gave it a really nice summery vibe.


After our trip to Dreamland we decided to head out to the beach and have a walk seen as the weather had changed for the better. There was quite a lot of people on the beach having BBQs or just sitting on blankets and chairs chatting. It is such a nice beach and is so big that you'll be guaranteed a space (if you turn up on a sunny day before 10am).

Bag- Whistles, Trainers- Nike, Dress- H&M, Top- Zara

A trip to Margate isn't complete without popping into the Seaside Cake Parlour. All food is plant based with vegan and gluten free options (the little ones). I ate two yesterday and have saved the rest today as I'm gardening all day and will be in need of energy boosts throughout the day.

I've had such a lovely weekend and hope you guys did too. Time spent exploring old and new places can be so satisfying, and just getting out of the house for a walk can do wonders. If you've not been down to Margate yet I advise you do so soon before the weather permanently changes its mind. 

Have a lovely week! And comment on this post telling me what you got upto this weekend.

xoxo















Saturday, August 20, 2016

A family BBQ ~ ft BoroughBox


Last Sunday my family had a BBQ and thought it was the perfect time to put my BoroughBox to the test. Every product included in the box was used at some point in the day and honestly, was so refreshing and nice to use products I'd not heard of before, that were all dairy free and gluten free.

I thought that monthly beauty boxes were a great idea, but food is the way to my heart and a monthly food box is genius. Especially food that I can eat with my complicated diet. If you are interested in purchasing a one off box or a subscription then click HERE. They can make great presents for family or friends that enjoy food/cooking/baking and offer a variety of box options.
 

Because I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the BoroughBox, I thought what better way of showing you than through a vlog style video (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WNDPY8sLsss)




Is this something your interested in? Would you purchase something like this as a present? 

xoxo

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Glasses on point thanks to Specsavers


Wearing glasses is kind of a big deal. They're on your face, making quite a big statement so, you need to get it right. I've had some experiences in the past where you sort of feel pressured to hurry up and make your decision. And with so many frames to choose from, it can be a slightly overwhelming process.

Every time I've gone into Specsavers for an appointment , and needed to choose some frames they've been so helpful and given me as much alone time to search at my own pace and comfort for the perfect frames. To me this is a plus and something that customers really appreciate. 'Time to browse' as they say shouldn't be rushed and it's vital you feel comfortable.


I've been a glasses wearer for many years now and I get bored of frames quite quickly as they're something I wear everyday. Specsavers kindly sent me a voucher for some frames, and to my excitement when I got there, all frames were buy one get one free (paying for the most expensive). That was it, I was off and must of tried the majority of the selection on and narrowed it down to just two and went for them both!  

I loved these Moschino frames as they were large and square which suit my face, and I'm a sucker for anything tortoiseshell. The detail on the arms is really different and love how its so contrasting the the light brown. It makes a nice change to wear a light frame compared to a dark one, and strangely gives off such a different look as its a lot softer on the face. They reminded me of some RayBan frames I'd seen before, so, I immediately grabbed them and walked around with a big grin on my face.
 

The second pair are Converse (and yes they don't just make great trainers). I wanted to get two different shaped frames, and having already chosen a square pair, wanted something slightly different. Black frames can be quite harsh on your face, but having the light colour around the edges makes them a lot softer and easier to wear. The way the corners flick out into a point gives them a bit of an interesting feature. The arms are quite plain which I like compared to the other pair.  


Both pairs are super comfortable and love the way they mix up an outfit. I can see myself wearing both of these frames a lot and have already taken them both out on a few spins. Couldn't possibly tell you which pair is my favourite as I love them both for different reasons. What can I say, I change up my frames like I change my handbags.

Are you a glasses wearer? Should you have gone to Specsavers? 


xoxo


Friday, August 12, 2016

My summer makeup



The days are longer and the suns warmer, which means we tend to go a little lighter on our makeup. We might not spend as long on our face and reach for looks and products that are fast and easy to apply. Full coverage foundation is not something I'm referring to here and for me, the sheerer the better and, the more natural and glowing the better.


My go to summer face is a very straight forward one that doesn't require that much time and is super easy to do. I really like to keep it simple and just switch up my lipstick colour. I like my base light as I don't want to cover up my freckles or anything as my face catches the sun nicely (I use SPF 30 on my face everyday). I'm really not a fan of over doing my face in the summer months, it's nice to feel fresh and have a bit more of a natural look with your makeup. When it comes to eyes, I like it simple and sometimes I don't even wear eyeliner and just mascara. When it comes to the lips, however, I like to change it up often and very much enjoy experimenting with colour during the summer.


In these pictures I'm wearing the following and am reaching for these on a daily basis:

Chanel Les Beiges - N10
Benefit Hoola
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to cheek - Love is the drug
Collection Extreme 24hr liner- Black
Natural Collection Brow pencil - dark brown
Benefit They're Real - Black
Clinique bottom lash - Black
Kat Von D Everlasting liquid lipstick - Lovesick 



So, is a more natural look something you like wearing in the warmer months? What are your go to products for a simple natural look?

xoxo