Sunday, 29 April 2012

April Favourites

Aprils Favourites
Scarves! Seeing as the weather here has been pretty dire recently, scarves seem to be a necessity for every day...
This particular one is from Ibiza, but you can get similars to this at markets all over the world.
I apologise for the state of these photos, as you can see i wasn't really in the mood to get my camera to work properly.
This is the Vichy purete thermal sensitive eye makeup remover, i bought this in Ibiza as i was in desperate need of one and had been wanting to try it anyway.

What can i say, i love this stuff, smells good, removes your eye makeup without a fuss, and its oil free - BONUS. It was €12, and you can get it in Boots for £10.

Left: Daily Moisture rehydrating rose Neals Yard moisturiser. I love Neals Yard, the products smell amazing, i love the fact that they're natural and don't test on animals. This is actually a sample i got free in last months Marie Claire and i really do like this moisturiser. I use this at night even though its the 'daily moisturiser' but i have a favourite day time one that i can't bear to replace! This moisturiser is lovely, its very soothing, smells lovely and relaxing and really feels nice on your skin, it sinks in really well too so you're not left with oily skin.

Right: Neals Yard Organic Eye Makeup Remover. I really really wanted to love this stuff...... But it just doesn't work. It does however smell lovely (very similar to the moisturiser) i paid £9 for this tiny bottle (with student discount) and i'm just not happy with it.... I'll use it as a backup if i find i've run out of the Vichy or Lancome one, but i won't be using this out of choice I'm afraid. This is the main reason i was in DESPERATE need of eye makeup remover, it doesn't even get rid of non waterproof mascara.... 

New bikini top from matalan, £4! I really like the look of this on, it has that vintage 50's style that looks very flattering and i adore the polka dots!

Now this little baby is my ALL TIME favourite moisturiser. I might even say its a holy grail product for me, this ones reasonably old but i bought a new one when i was last in Ibiza (you can also buy it on Amazon), while this one was like €3 the newer one is €8! But you know what, thats still pretty cheap, and the new  formua is heavenly, smooth, soft, smells great and disappears into your skin so you're not left with a residue, i use this every morning, then apply concealer and a transparent powder to set it :)

Lip wise i have been LOVING Mac's 'Faux'. God why hadn't i discovered this sooner! Hate to say it but its definitely a 'your lip colour but better' for me, its slightly pinker but a light swipe just evens out my lip colour, you can build it up for a heavier colour too.

Then theres the YSL, now this only looks good on me when i have a tan otherwise it kinda washes me out, its actually the same colour Lana Del Rey uses (21 or 24 Blonde Ingenu) I'm a bit of a sucker like that and when i heard thats what she used i headed on out to my nearest counter and picked on up.
Its a very pretty colour with a gold shimmer to it, i also like it because its completely different to my other ones! I usually always stick with darker/mauve/brown toned ones.

I love this brush, its the short handled destiny blending brush from coastal scents, it may be tiny but it sure does its job. I use this every day for blending out concealer and foundation (when i actually bother wearing it). Its not the softest brush on the planet but it does give a great finish to makeup. Plus its so compact its perfect for travelling.

Collection 2000 concealer in number 2, i use this shade when i've caught the sun, but usually I'm shade 1 (sob, so pale!).
This concealer is really good for the price, super cheap, and easy to apply, it can be a tad drying under the eyes so make sure you moisturise first! This also prevents it from accentuating every little line under your eye! If i don't moisturiser i won't put this anywhere near my eyes, as it can be a bit unflattering otherwise, however its great at minimising pores, and hiding blemishes. I will usually just use this on my skin rather than a foundation.

Another HOLY GRAIL product, this and vaseline are my all time favourite lip balms, this is the Korres lip butter in Guava, i adore this lip balm, the smell makes me want to eat it and it is so smooth its unreal. I will definitely be buying this product for the rest of beauty product loving life.

This is the Rimmel transparent face powder i use daily, and honestly its lasting me ages and i don't particularly use just a little bit! This is the post when i bought it so you can see what its called/price, i really do like this product, its very good at setting makeup and finishing your look. The only thing is it can make your face a bit tooooooo matte, so i usually use No7 highlighter in pink on the top of my cheekbones to give my face a dewy look without it being oily looking.

Now this stuff is a saviour if you find it hard to tan/dont want to, it gives a great natural tan that builds up as you use it, its a tinted moisturiser but for your body, so if you use if everyday you'll get a nice golden tan. The only bad thing about this is it can smell a little funky.....

This little hair clip has been my saviour when it comes to having 'beachy hair' for a night out, i part my hair so i have one section either side of the centre part, twist these up and then pin them up on my head with the claw clip, leave it for a few hours, let it down and you have relaxed beachy waves!

Hope you enjoyed this, just a few of my monthly favourites, what are yours!?


Thursday, 26 April 2012

Outfits :)

Hey guys, I was bored so I was just putting together outfits that I could wear and thought I would just post them :)

Red Mid Top Converse - TK Maxx
Black Bag - ASOS
Vintage Levi Shorts - Urban Outfitters
Spike Necklace - ASOS
Sunglasses - Dorothy Perkins
White Cropped Top - H&M

Brogues - New Look
Black Bag - ASOS
Black Skirt - ASOS
Cream Top - H&M
Necklace - Urban Outfitters

Green Cross Top - Topshop
Vintage Levi Shorts - Urban Outfitters
Black Gladiator Sandals - Office
Sunglasses - Dorothy Perkins
Black Bag - ASOS

Black & White Stripe Chiffon Top - Topshop
Black Skirt - ASOS

Cream Cropped Top - Miss Selfridge
Blue Shorts - Miss Selfridge
Tan Heels - New Look
Tan Bag - New Look
Rings - Dorothy Perkins
Gold Owl Necklace - Topshop

I hope you like them!

Amy X

P.s. I realised after I took the photos that I didn't hoover my carpet, so I'm sorry it's a bit grubby looking :P
Also, for some reason my hands were shaking when I was taking the photos, so some are a bit blurry.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Clothes Haul

Spring Clothes Haul

Urban Outfitters (Sparkle & Fade) - Sale £20

New Look Denim Gilet - £15

Topshop Green Cross Vest - £22

H&M Cream Top - £7.99

New Look Mint Vest - £3.99

H&M Black Top - £7.99

H&M Cropped white top - £12.99

Red Mid Top Converse (TK Maxx Sale) 

ASOS Black Skirt - £15 

Just a quick haul of all the clothes I've bought recently :)



Saturday, 14 April 2012

Accessories Haul :)

Accessories Haul April 2012

Hey Guys! So I've been doing a lot of online shopping and I thought I would show you my purchases on all the accessories that I've bought, from jewellery to sunglasses.
I've been buying quite a few bits of jewellery because I sorted out my jewellery box about 2 weeks ago and got rid of about 75% of my jewellery :S  So yeah, I decided to restock :)


This one I bought in the ASOS sale online - it was only £4 and the post and packaging was free :) It's a long silver necklace and I the spikes are brilliant for adding a bit of edge to my outfits. 

This one I got from Fashionology sale - I think this was around £3? It's a turquoise beaded bracelet and I LOVE turquoise stones at the moment! I'm actually still on the lookout for a really nice turquoise silver ring, but I can't find any that I really like, so if you guys know anywhere I can get one, please let me know :)

This necklace I also got in the Fashionology sale - it's a Bear tooth cast and it's silver plated. It was originally something like £40 and I got it for £4!! Bargain! But yeah, I love how different the pendant is and how edgy it is.

This necklace I got in the Urban Outfitters sale - it was reduced from £16 to £8. I've worn this necklace the most because it's so versatile :)

Again, this purse is from the Urban Outfitters sale. It was £10 I think? It was originally £22. I love how vintage looking it is though with the tan floral design! It reminds me of my granny's purse that she has :P  This purse can also fit my mobile phone in it which is good.

These cat eye sunglasses I didn't actually get online, I picked them up in Dorothy Perkins; they were only £6 :) I'm waaaay too scared to invest in a designer pair of sunglasses because I always manage to loose every pair of sunglasses I ever own... or I manage to sit on them and break them.... :S
So I hope you liked my recent purchases :) I'll be uploading another blog post soon on all the clothes/shoes I bought over the course of March and April. :)

Amy X

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Beauty Products Haul

LUSH, Barry M, Body Shop & Boots

Hey guys!
Last week I decided that it was time to get some new beauty products as I had basically run out of everything and had put off getting new products for a while :P  
So here are a few of my purchases :) Enjoy!

Barry M Nail Varnish - Black Croc Effects; Mint Green; Coral; Grey.

I love Barry M nail varnishes! I love their range of colours and nail effects and I also find that their nail varnish lasts a decent amount of time.
Firstly, I bought the Black Croc Effects nail varnish and it basically makes a crocodile skin effect pattern on your nails. It takes about 5 minutes to work though - I was worrying at first that it didn't work at all when I tried it, but it does work :) You also need to put a clear top coat over it to keep it in place.
The next one I bought was the Mint Green one which is my FAVOURITE one :) I just love how bright it is and how much it reminds me of spring. I've been wearing this colour non-stop for the past week.
Thirdly, I got the Coral colour - my sister has this one and I kept "borrowing" hers so I thought I should probably get my own before she notices ;)
Lastly, I bought the Grey one. On the nail it actually has a very slight teal tint to it which I actually like but it's definitely not the colour in the bottle :P

American Cream Conditioner and Curly Wurly Shampoo - LUSH

This was my first time ever buying anything in LUSH and I was really impressed with the products that I bought! Recently, my hair has been very dry and damaged and I just wanted something quite natural to revive it and make it look healthy again. I bought the Curly Wurly Shampoo which is a coconut-based product and smells absolutely AMAZING! It's strange actually, I didn't like the smell of it at first but now I really like it! The smell also lasts on your hair for days!!! I wasn't expecting it at all, so I'm quite chuffed with that :)
The American Cream Conditioner is a Vanilla-based conditioner and again, the smell lasts for a long time on my hair. Because I have curly hair, I only really condition my hair once a week, so this bottle should definitely last me a long time :) These two products mixed together in your hair is a match made in heaven!
They were quite expensive - that is the only downside I have, but I think that they are worth the money.

Boots Extracts Brazil Nut Body Scrub; The Body Shop Passionfruit Body Butter.

So I kind of neglected my skin over winter, which is really lazy/bad of me and of course, during our lovely sunny week in England the other week when I wanted to wear a skirt/shorts, I was horrified at how dry and unflattering my skin was!! I was like, OMG.. that's awful!! So I decided to buy the Brazil Nut Body Scrub from Boots so I could scrub away all my dead winter skin on my body and revitalise it. Words cannot describe how amazing this scrub smells!! It smells like dessert! I'm always so tempted to eat it! And it works a treat :)
I then went into the Body Shop and they were having a sale on some of their body butters; I primarily thought that they would be all the ones that don't actually smell that great, but I decided to smell them anyway and the passionfruit one was so nice!!! It's a bit like the satsuma one they do (I think it's a satsuma one :P ) but more subtle and not so overpowering citrousy. I think the other ones on sale were Blueberry, Ginger and another one I can't remember, but they were reduced from the original £12 to £5 which I thought was a really good bargain!!

So that's all I've bought beauty-wise, but I'll be doing another haul in a couple days to show all the clothes and jewellery that I have bought over the past month (I've seriously been spending waaaaay tooo much money!) So I hope you guys liked this blog post and I'll be writing again soon. :)

Amy X

Sunday, 8 April 2012

British Countryside Photography

So the other week when it was sunny here in England, I decided to go for a lovely walk and take advantage of the sunshine for my photography (plus I really needed to do some exercise! :P )
So here are some of my photos from my walk in the good old British countryside :) Enjoy!

Lol I thought this tree looked like the head of a rhino :P

Up close and personal with the Daffodils ;)

Sunset from my bedroom window :)

Amy X