Thursday, 23 May 2013

Mini Superdrug Haul

Hellooo beauty fanatics, as many of you will be aware it is that time again where superdrug do their huge 3 for 2 across any brand of cosmetics, so me and the mother spotted this whilst out shopping and thought we would take an advantage and get some products which we hadn't tried before or needed to stock up on.

So without further ado, here are those products.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Updated What's in my Make-up Bag?

Hello everyone in the beauty world, so it's been quite a while since I did a what's in my make-up bag post and thought seen as though my products change and switch up quite a lot, i would update you all and show you what I've been using/loving for spring/summer. Enjoy :)

The make-up bag im currently using is this Ted Baker black and pink bow bag. I've mentioned this bag before in a post which you can find here.

Im going to start in the way that I apply them to my face, because that's the best way that makes sense to me.

Foundation, I tend to switch this up every now and then but the one which is in my make up bag at the moment is the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in shade 100 Ivory. I love this foundation, I find the anti-fatigue and radiant glowy effect really work well with my complexion, and the oils in my face. I tend to use this during the day as it has an Spf 15 which works well with the sunlight. Although, I have tried this foundation at night, and especially with cameras I find I have a really white shiny face, not a good look.

The next product is again something for my complexion, I am currently using the last bits of my Bourjois Paris Compact powder in the shade 72 Sable Rose. I have had this product for years and find that it works well with my wake me up foundation, although I do prefer transparent powders.

I tend to switch my eyebrow products up depending on what look I'm going for but I love using my faithful MUA Pro-Brow Kit, this comes with 3 shades and I use the darkest shade for my brows, and the lightest for a highlight under my brows. This kit is great for travelling as it comes with its own set of tweezers and application brush.

For blush im currently loving an old favourite, which has been in my makeup kit for a while this is the Rimmel London powder blush in Pink Rose. This is such a great dusty pink colour for spring and summer, nothing to heavy and my ultimate favourite.

Moving onto my eyes, I have been using alot of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo's and there has been one in my bag all the time, This one is in the shade 70- Metallic Pomegranate. A gorgeous iridescent purpley pink shade, my favourite colour.

I tend then to just wear some Mascara, and I have quite a few in my bag. I use the L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes in Black every day, as it accentuates my lashes making them look fuller and longer, a definite must at all times.

On to the lips, I change my lip colour probably more times than my underwear (Joking!!) but I love a good change of lips and im definitively a vibrant purple kind of girl and the 2 in my make up bag at the moment are Maybelline 338 Midnight Plum lipstick and Mac's Up the Amp, 2 different purples that I love!!

Do you have anything similar in your makeup bag? Or have any recommendations?
Leave them in the comments below.
Love you all

Friday, 10 May 2013

Every Day Make-Up & Bold Lip

Thought I would do a post on my everyday/work makeup hope you enjoy.

This look was pretty simple to do, I enjoy mixing the 2 shades of eye shadows to create a shimmery look but with a touch of matte on the outside corners. I wear this look quite a lot and just change around the shades of my lipsticks. But I love this lipstick, I know its a cult colour but its my all time favourite Mac shade, it seems to work for almost any skin colour, as you can probably tell im rather pale.

Any requests? Then just leave them in the comment section
Love Sophie

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Summer Wishlist #2

1. River Island - Geometric Print Maxi Dress £35
2. Zara - Mini Bowling Bag Lime Green £39.99
3. New Look - Black White and Gold Ethnic Necklace £7.99
4. New Look- Floral Peter Pan Collar Shirt £16.99
5. River Island - White Barely there Stilettos £45

So these are my Summer wishes, statement pieces which I would love to have in my wardrobe, what about yours?

Love Sophie

Holiday Essentials; Part 1

Helllooo readers, I thought I'd let you into a secret. Me and Marc have planned a holiday for a week away in June, and the organised person I am, I've already been buying stuff we will need and organizing clothes, bla bla bla.

This might not be interesting to some people, but i know that some of you will be intrigued to find out what beauty/fashion items i will be taking on holiday.

Lets crack on, first things first, fashion! Clothes! I've been restraining myself, and just picking up small bits and pieces here and there, because after my exams at the end of May me and Marc are going on a huge shopping trip, to get all our main clothes and stuff. But the other day I was wondering around Primark and spotted a gorgeous Blue tye dye midi dress. Im not normally a fan of these dresses unless if im totally honest with you I've got a pair of spanx on, and in the hot weather i don't really fancy wearing a pair of them. But considering ive been trying to work out more and on a little diet, i finally feel comfortable and accept my body in one of these dresses. SO baby i went and bought one! More will be coming to the collection, but this one was gorgeous and an absolute bargain, well I thought so at just £10. The materials not too heavy, so will be perfect for hot night walks on the beach.

The next thing I picked up from primark, was a swing like camisole top, with a ditsy flower print. I've seen lots of these tops in Topshop and River Island but I think there far to expensive for a piece of flimsy clothing, they range between £20-30. But this one was £4!!! how cheap, and for on holiday I don't mind if its that price and I leave it there or it gets ruined, at least I get the wear out of it! They had lots of different colours and prints, and I will be going back for a black one and the blue and purple tye dye one.

So the next place I went too after Primark was Matalan, I don't normally shop here, but saw a bikini on line that I really liked the print and style of, so thought I'd take a visit and see if they had it in my size, and surprise surprise they did! So i picked it up, and it cost £10, £5 for the bottoms and £5 for the top. Pretty cheap I thought compared to some of my other bikinis from River Island and New Look.

Whilst I was in Matalan i also spotted a pair of black tribal sandals, a girl can never have too many sandals, especially in the summer! So i picked up a pair and these cost £10, which again i thought was a bargain for something that looked like these. They also had these in a tan colour, but i already have several tan sandals so went for something a bit more different.

Final stop was River Island, I am addicted to River Island anything they seem to bring out at the moment seems to be my style, on trend and really well designed. I have been after a new purse for a while, but fancied something different than the typical river island clutch pin top purse, and when I saw this bright green and white coin/flip purse i was sold instantly. I know its bad luck to buy your own purse but I had to have this! Its so me, so summer and so fabulous, I love it. This purse cost £17 which I thought wasn't that bad, and whilst at the till i spotted some finger tip top rings, which are again on trend and look so cute, for a pair it cost £2 which was a bargain. I've not seen these rings anywhere else other than River, does anybody else know where they sell them?

What are you summer/holiday essentials? Let me know, in the comments below.

Love Sophie