Tuesday, 18 August 2015

New Look Haul

I went to New Look the other day and picked up some really cute stuff for summer. I still think I'm buying these pieces at the wrong time of the year; it’s been raining non-stop recently, but I'm going to France in a few days so it might be a bit hotter there.

Handbag - £17.99
I used some vouchers that I still had left over from my birthday to buy this. I love this bag sooo much.  My last bag was also from New Look but it was slightly bigger and it had started to look tattered. I decided to go for a slightly smaller bag to stop me from filling it too much with rubbish. 

Skirt - £9.99
I think the pattern on this skirt is really pretty! I don’t like small floral prints or overly colourful prints as I think they can look a bit hectic. But this print is amazing, and because it’s just on a skirt it won’t be overpowering. 

Sandals - £7.99
I've been looking for some sandals for ages!!! I'm very fussy with shoes, especially sandals because I think lots of styles make my feet look weird. The only problem with these is that the strap is too loose around the back of my heel so I'm going to have to add an extra hole so I can fasten them tighter.

Earrings - £4.99
I had £20 worth of vouchers and you don’t get change from them, so I thought I’d use some of the leftover money from the bag I bought to buy these. I always seem to lose earring no matter how careful I am so I bought these to replace all my lost pairs.

Crop tops - £4.99 each

Crop tops are great to wear with skirts and I really like the style of these ones, so I bought them. The black one goes perfectly with the patterned pencil skirt I bought. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief New Look haul, I hope we get a bit of sun at some point so I can get some wear out of the clothes at some point.

Have you bought anything or had your eye on something from New Look recently?

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Product Empties

I’ve never done an empties blog post before but I’ve finished and collected a few products recently.  Before I throw these in the bin I thought I’d share my opinion on them.

This is a great moisturiser and it smells AMAZING. I’m already on my second pot. I’ll be honest, I don’t know if I’ll repurchase after I finish the pot I’m using at the moment. Like I said it’s a very good moisturiser and I’d definitely recommend it, but I’m a bit bored of it now so I’ll probably try out something new next.

This was a very good eyeliner when I first bought it! I didn’t have a problem with it smudging throughout the day like I do with other eyeliners. However when I tried to sharpen it the wood snapped all the way along so even though there was lots of product left, I couldn’t use it. I don’t know if I just happened to pick up a dud but its put me off buying it again.

I know what you’re thinking… ‘Hannah why are you using anti-wrinkle cream when you’re only 18?’ Well I ran out of moisturiser this winter and I was suffering from really really dry skin so my mum gave me this to use. I don’t know how effective this product is at reducing wrinkles as luckily I don’t have any yet, but it is amazing at being a moisturiser!

I bought this when I went to California last year and I loved it! I absolutely love the smell of it; it doesn’t really smell like any other lip product I've used. It also has a really nice cooling effect when you use it and it really feels like it’s working. I think I’ll definitely repurchase this at some point.

This is described as an ‘intensive conditioning treatment’ and I don’t think it delivered on that promise at all which was very disappointing. It felt like a normal conditioner but even after rinsing it loads it left my hair feeling heavy and it was still frizzy and still felt dry. I definitely won’t repurchase it.

I love this powder!!! If you haven’t seen it, it has a yellow, orange, purple and green section and I was a bit worried that it would turn my face multi-coloured but obviously it didn’t. It’s a very light powder and doesn’t feel cakey at all. I loved that it evened out my skin tone and I will definitely buy it again at some point.

So that’s it. I’ll try and remember to collect some more products that I've finished so I can do another post like this.

Have you finished any products recently? If so what did you think of them?

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Monday, 3 August 2015

What's in my Makeup Bag Part 2 - Eyes

This is part 2 of ‘what’s in my makeup bag’ (Click here for part 1). For me, eyes are the most important part of a makeup look and I love trying out new looks. I have makeup in my bag that can be used for every occasion to create a variety of looks.

MUA Eyeliner in Black and White
I don’t use these very much however the white eyeliner is perfect at brightening my eyes if I've had a late night, and I use the black eyeliner on the outer third of my water line for a night out.

Binky Mascara
My sister and I bought this last year at the Birmingham Clothes Road Show. I loved it but my sister didn’t so gave me hers. This mascara is perfect for me as it separates each lash and builds volume. 

Collection Fast Stoke Eyeliner
I’ve loved this liquid eyeliner for years, I've tried others but this one creates the best line, I do however have to do two layers to make the line black enough but I find it so much easier to use than other eyeliners.

So Susan Dual Brow Powder
I bought this the same day I got the Binky Mascara at the Clothes Road Show, I only use this if I have a darker eye look going on. I use the darker shade over Rimmel Brow This Way and this creates the perfect shade for me.

Jordana Easyliner in Blue Devine
This is a bit of a weird thing for me to have in my makeup bag as I don’t use it much at all, but sometimes I'm just in the mood for a bit of blue eyeliner, so this is useful to have in my bag.

Seventeen Waterproof Mascara
As a normal mascara this is perfect at building volume and separating lashes. I would say it's more water resistant rather than water proof. If I spend more than an hour in the pool and I'm swimming underwater it tends to flake off.

Rimmel Brow This Way
My eyebrows are sooo pale and this brow gel is the perfect shade for me as it’s not too dark but it means that my eyebrows can actually be seen.

MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette
This is by far my favourite eyeshadow palette, I use it every day and you can create loads of different looks with it. I'm sure the naked palettes are as amazing as everyone says they are but I don’t have a spare £40 lying around to spend on one, especially when I’m perfectly happy with this one.

So that’s it! That’s everything I like to keep in my makeup bag. The content of my bag does tend to change throughout the year so I might do an updated post at some point. 

What are your makeup bag essentials?

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