Monday, 1 September 2014

New Season | New Make Up?

Good Morning My Lovelies!
September is finally here. August seemed to go on forever. Today marks the beginning of Autumn for me (my favourite Season). What better time to pick up a few new make up bits for the new Season.

Me Me Me Cosmetics seems to think so. They are offering a 25% discount on all cosmetics until September 14th. Just use this code at checkout.

This is a great time to check out some new product launches as well as stock up on old favourites like Beat the Blues Illuminators.

Love and Bugs

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday Coffee Morning | The Week That's Been & The Week To Come

Good Morning My Lovelies!
Coming at you with a pre-work post. I don't have to leave for another 40 mins so I thought I'd hop on here for a little chit chat.
How are you all? I hope you had a wonderful week. Mine was great, very productive. I have a whole load of posts coming this week, I'm so excited. I've also got loads of videos coming too! That pretty much sums up my week, taking pictures and editing lol.
It's more the coming week I'm excited for. Bout of Books begins tomorrow, a week long readathon where all you have to do is read. There are no rules and no gimmicks like include a manga or only read books with pretty girls in ball gowns on the cover. I love the freedom of Bout of Books. I'll have my TBR up tonight to talk about the books I picked. I set myself a personal rule of only reading books with less than 300 pages, this way I can maximize my time and feel like I'm accomplishing more.
I also picked up some November Issues! I got Elle, RED, Harper's Bazaar and Instyle, unfortunately I couldn't find Vogue but I already have their Collections Issue. But between them I think I'm set for the new season and I have so many fashion related posts coming. Particularly about shoes, I'm really digging this seasons shoes (Hello metallic T-Bars!). Also, finally a take on the 60s that isn't all about Twiggy or Psychedelic prints. Be still my heart.
Here a roundup of what I posted this week:

Anyway I must go now, adult responsibility calls (it kinda sucks being a grown up sometimes lol).
What are your plans for the coming week?
Love and Bugs

Friday, 15 August 2014

Tutorial + Give Away | Back 2 School

Hello My Lovelies!
Today I wanted to share a look with you that serves two purposes. This is my current go to work look. Quick and easy, nice and neutral. But also this is the time of year when students return to their institute of education. Be it School, College or Uni I understand how pinched for time you can be in a morning.
This look will 10-15 minutes and it also won't break the bank.

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Products Used
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Max Factor Facefinity Primer
Clarins Everlasting Foundation
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
Guerlain Meteorites Travel Touch
L'oreal Touche Magique Concealer
ELF Concealer in Ivory
Makeup Revolution Liquid Concealer in Fair

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NYX Cream Blush in Natural
Natural Collection Bronzer in Sunshine
L'oreal Glam Bronze Bronzer in Golden

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Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Rimmel Brow This Way in Dark Brown
Jordana Espresso Last Liner
Seventeen Trio in In The Nude
Seventeen Ivory Coast
MUA 11 Pearl

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Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Lacquer in Charm Offensive

And now for the fun part! I recently reached 500 subscribers on my Youtube Channel (Thank You!) and to mark the occasion I wanted to host a give away. And with it being back to school time I figured it would be great to give away fail safe set of products.
What you could win!
 Max Factor Facefinity Primer
Natural Collection Bronzer in Sunshine
L'oreal Glam Bronze Bronzer
Seventeen Ivory Coast
Seventeen Trio in In The Nude
Rimmel Kohl Kajal in Brown
Rimmel Brow This Way in Clear
I am hosting the give away here rather than on Youtube mostly to stop spammers (they ruin it for everyone). To enter all I ask is that you follow me on Bloglovin and comment under this post. The give away will be open until Friday 22nd August (because I'm posting this a day later than planned) and I'll announce the winner Saturday 23rd August. This is open Internationally, but please ask permission if you are a minor.

What are your go to products?
Love and Bugs

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Project Minimalist | July Update

Hello My Lovelies!
I know it's been a long time since my last Project Minimalist, but it's finally up :)
Keep a look out for the companion videos that will be up soon!

Love and Bugs

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sunday Afternoon Tea | Dancing To The Music

Good Morning My Lovelies!
I hope you have all had a great week. My week just flew by.
I've found my exercise of choice... dancing in my living room. I just setup a playlist and dance my butt off. When I was in my late teens I found it easy to maintain my figure, but once Nick and  I moved in together the weight started creeping on. And all this time I couldn't work out what had changed. I had stopped dancing. I used to dance for an hour or two a day, more on week ends. It makes me happy and really tires me out. Hopefully doing this for the next few months will help me bring my weight down.
As far as music goes I've been rediscovering a lot of old favourites as well a finding some new ones. I somehow found myself listening to 90s boy bands on youtube. A1 and 911 mostly but there were a few others like Ultra and Westlife. I found them very helpful for writing (especially romance). I also found out that A1 had reformed and releases another two albums (YAY!), and they are surprisingly good. I'll do a post on them soon.
My new discoveries are polar opposites. Firstly is Pia Mia.
From what I could glean she is 17 and a friend of Kylie Jenner's (Am I  the only one getting sick of hearing about Miss Jenner?) I fell in love with the vibe rolling off this girl and instantly had to get my hands on her EP The Gift (again I will have a separate post to talk more about her)
Then I found Amaranthe.

This band is an awesome blend of everything the metal genre has to offer. Yes it's commercial and at times they have ultra cheesy lyrics, but I don't care. This is the sound I've been looking for.

My only gripe this week is that the "I" key on my keyboard is throwing tantrums and I have to force it to work. You just don't realise how many words have an I in them until that button starts to lose function. I have insurance so  might be able to get it fixed.
I have a busy week ahead but 'm not gong to jinx it with promises.

Love and Bugs

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