Thursday, 16 November 2017

What I Ordered When Missguided Had 50% Off

Missguided 50% Off
Public service announcement, Missguided have 50% off today! You'd be absolutely crazy to not have a browse and since I really want to get this post up before everything is out of stock, I thought I'd quickly share what I've ordered. Note, you do need to order 'Babe50' at checkout and all delivery is standard.

The first things I picked up were two t-shirts from the Barbie collection. I've had my eye on them for absolutely ages and since they worked out to £9 each, I couldn't leave them there. They'll look adorable over leggings, jeans or tucked into shorts.

Next, I picked up a iridescent black sequin dress. I've been dying to find one for the upcoming party season but they either seem too pricey or just not the right style. I'm so hoping it fits well because it will be perfect for my Christmas party.

I picked up this Nashville, Tennessee sweatshirt after spotting it months ago! I tried to get my hands on the grey version but it was already out of stock and I figured this forest green would actually be perfect for this season and into the spring.

Lastly, I opted for two basic white t-shirts. One has a mesh panel which I think would be great for dressing up or down. The second has 'Honey' written across it and quite frankly, I couldn't resist. I actually think these pieces will be my most worn because they're so versatile.
I hope you enjoyed this spur of the moment type of post. Let me know if you picked anything up!

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Why I Fell Out Of Love With My Playlist Posts

Why I Fell Out Of Love With My Playlist Posts
I love music content. Whether it's reading, writing, watching, listening or looking, you name it I love it. Just over a year ago I started writing a monthly 'favourites playlist' which basically consisted of me taking everything I'd added to my Favourites on Deezer that month and giving you a round up of why I liked it. 

To begin with, I loved writing it and I loved writing it because I was discovering so much music. It wasn't just new releases, it was old music that I'd never heard or bands that were up and coming, it was the music you find on small festival stages and also some headliners I'd never thought to listen to. I started writing it in a year I where live music was such a big part of my life, I crammed three festivals into 2016 and who knows how many gigs in between. 

For the last few months of 2016 and the start of 2017 I was enjoying putting the posts together but as time went on I started to dread them. When the end of the month came around, I hated not having anything 'new' to add to the list. I felt like I was forcing myself to listen to music I didn't always have an interest in. I think the fact there was very little engagement contributed to me falling out of love with them - I know it's not all about the views and comments but when you work to put together a post, you hope people will enjoy it. 

I appreciate it's difficult to make those kinds of posts engaging because at the end of the day it's still just little old me, churning out a list of songs I've been listening to that month. I think going forward when there's an occasion, event or a song or album I'm damn right passionate about, I'll share it in the same ;favourite playlist' format but I really want to focus on other types of music content like live music and who to watch at festivals and hopefully, inject a bit more of me into the posts. 
Let me know what kinds of music content you like - I'd love some inspiration from you guys!

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Latest Beauty Additions & Why I Can't Stop Using Them

Latest Beauty Additions & Why I Can't Stop Using Them
I love playing with make up. Whether it's a brand new release or a cult favourite, nothing gives me more joy than taking a new product out of it's box and trying it for the first time. Now, I only tend to keep products that I really love so I manage to rotate my collection a lot because it's not so big but every now and then, some things stick. In this case, six things have stuck and here's why.

Radiance Reveal Concealer, Bourjois | I've definitely over mentioned this product but I just can't live without it and everyone needs to know it exists. It's creamy formula sits so well over almost all of my foundations and looks so natural when blended with a damp sponge. It does tend to crease but it's nothing that a soft sweep of powder doesn't solve. It has such a beautiful dewy finish and I reach for it more than any other concealer in my drawer. 

Hangover Primer, Too Faced | No joke, my skin has never looked as good after a primer as it does when I use this. I mentioned in my summer glow post that I use it with and without make up because it just brightens up my face so much and adds a lovely glow to my complexion. It's not your usual slippery, silicone primer. It's a thicker consistency and almost feels like a sheer cream - My foundation glides over it like a dream and doesn't separate. 

Killawatt Highlighting Duo, Fenty Beauty | I picked up the duo in Lightening Dust and Fire Crystal and at first, I wasn't sure how I felt about them. Fast forward a month and now that my tan has faded, I absolutely love them. Lightening Dust is surprisingly natural looking and I actually like wearing it with just a tinted moisturiser as well as a full face of make up. Fire Crystal is just stunning. I didn't think I'd get the wear out of it but it's perfect for a night out and I'm so excited to wear it over Christmas and shine like a bauble. 

De-Slick, Urban Decay | From the first time I tried this, I was absolutely in love. I'd already tried All Nighter which didn't really work out for me but my first night out using this, I couldn't believe how much my make up didn't budge. It's worked wonders with every product I've used, even the most slippery foundations, and it also works well for foiling eyeshadow and making a powdered face look less cakey. I. Love. It. I actually cheated with this one - I've been using De-Slick for years but this just happens to be a new bottle.

Ka-Brow, Benefit* | As I mentioned in my brow post, this has to be the creamiest, most easy to work with and best colour matched pomade I've tried so far. I didn't know how I'd get on with this at first but it glides on like a dream. I've used it with the brush included and some other ones from my collection and it works wonders with every single one. I highly recommend trying this if you haven't already!

Cloud Paint, Glossier | I have to be honest, I wasn't entirely sure how I'd feel about this product to begin with but since trying it over the past few weeks, it's found it's way into my every day make-up stash. I touched on it briefly in my Glossier haul but to mention again, I've been using this on my cheeks for a subtle rosy glow and also as a stain on my lips. I'm planning on picking up some more shades in the future because they really are so versatile.
 I hope you've enjoyed hearing about the make up I've been loving recently. What have you recently added to your beauty stash?

*This post contains a PR sample

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