Sunday, 26 April 2015

Sheer Glow For Summer

First of all, I want to apologise for not having posted for about 2 weeks now, school has been getting very much on top of me recently, as exams are looming closer and closer. I really felt that I needed a little bit of time to just get my head around them and have a little break from blogging.
However, I am back, wooooo. I probably wont be posting as regularly, and will not be sticking to my Sunday, Wednesday, Friday schedule for the time being, but I am back and in Summer will be concentrating hugely on making my blog something I am really proud of. So I hope you guys can understand and good luck to anyone at the moment with exams too!
On to the good stuff, make up. Nars sheer glow has been a firm favourite foundation of mine for a good few years now and it has stayed faithful to me throughout. I am in the shade Barcelona which is a tad too dark for my skin which is why I love rocking it out when I get a bit of a tan. It has the most gorgeous formula that doesn't sit on the skin and make it feel overly caked in foundation, but it does give a good amount of coverage which is definitely buildable. The price maybe not so favourable at £31, but for me it has been worth every penny and I will definitely repurchase it after this one has ran out.
What is your Summer foundation?
I hope you are all well,
Lots of love,
Son x

Friday, 10 April 2015

At Home Teeth Whitening

There are so many teeth whitening options on the market nowadays, from going to a professional to buying a whitening kit, but this can really burn a hole in your purse/ wallet and to me seems all a bit unnecessary. I do however long for pearly whites that all the celebs have but I am not willing to pay the amount they do for those gnashers. After trawling the internet and finding page after page of this at home remedy I decided to try it out for myself and document my findings to relay back to you guys.
Here is what you will need:
  • A teaspoon of baking soda
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • A small bowl to mix it all in
  • Your normal toothbrush
It's pretty self explanatory really, all you need to do is shove the lemon juice and baking soda into a bowl, give it a good mix until it turns into a bubbly paste and then pop a bit onto your toothbrush. You then need to brush your teeth as normal for around 3 minutes concentrating on your front teeth.
I have done this a couple of times now and I can honestly say that I have seen a difference. It isn't going to transform your teeth into film star dazzling whites, but it will begin to vanish some of the yellow tint to the teeth and who knows after doing this a few more times I may have the whitest teeth around! I will keep you posted and let me know if you try this out and how it went for you!
Lots of love,
Son x

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

This product is one of the most hyped around and so being the follower that I am, decided I had to try it out for myself. After being colour matched to the shade Custard by the lovely sales assistant in Selfridges, I knew I couldn't go home without being accompanied by a little yellow bag containing this gorgeous product. I haven't had the chance to try it out much as of yet but from what I can tell it has the most beautiful finish and conceals just the perfect amount. The colour match is also on point and I will definitely be getting my moneys worth out of this (quite pricey at £20).
Have you tried this concealer, if so what did you think of it?
Lots of love,
Son x

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A Day Out in London


 My boyfriend and I went to London yesterday to explore Madame Tussuads and do a bit of compulsory shopping. After my Brighton post being so popular I decided to drag along my camera and take a few (a plethora of) photos. Sorry if this is really boring but I loved capturing my day in an abundance of still images and I thought it might be nice to share my favourites with you.
What I am wearing;
Topshop Leigh Jeans
Topshop Top
New Balance 420's
Cardigan- a small boutique I think
Orelia Necklace
Primark sunglasses.
We strode around Regents Park for a while and basked in the glorious and very rare sunshine which was so lovely. We then went to Wasabi for lunch as we both adore sushi and gobbled down some truly scrumptious food.
It was our first time at visiting Madame Tussuads and we both thoroughly enjoyed it and were amazed at how realistic the wax figures are.
After a while of trawling through Selfridges make up hall and through countless clothes shops we became peckish again and decided on this Mexican restaurant "Wahaca" which was tucked behind Oxford street. The food was absolutely incredible and we will definitely be visiting again.
All in all it was a brilliant day. Sorry for bombarding you with pictures.
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break!
Lots of love,
Son x

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Tips For Growing Gorgeous Hair

1) Put the Curlers/ Straighteners down
I'm sure you would have heard people lecture "no heat" but it really is a hair life saver! Heat is super damaging to the hair and can make the ends really weak, so if it's luscious locks you are looking for, you're going to have to sacrifice the ringlets.
2) Don't over wash it
Our scalp needs natural oils in order to stay healthy and so daily cleansing will strip our hair of its natural oils causing it to either produce more causing overly greasy looking hair, or becoming extremely dry and often flaky. nice. It is advised to wash your hair once every two to three days and this can really help keep your mane really healthy and happy.
3) Get out of my face
Keeping your hair loosely tied up whenever possible can help protect the ends from splitting, when it is not tied up it is a lot more likely that you will be playing with it throughout the day which can slowly make your hair greasier as well as damage the ends. But I stress, don't tie it tightly as this can really damage it.
4) Trim when necessary
I don't think there should be a scheduled time limit when getting a trim, just be aware of the condition of your hair and you should be able to judge when it is time to get the chop. Again it doesn't have to be loads off of your ends, just enough to keep it in good condition.
5) Be mindful of what you are putting in your Barnet
This one can be a bit trickier as it can be hard to tell what is what in the ingredients section of the bottle of hair products. Just watch out for any harsh chemicals and sulphates which are really not good for you.
6) You are what you eat (and drink)
Don't forget that having the right, balanced diet and drinking enough water can have a massive impact on the condition of your locks. Watch what you eat as much as possible and make sure you are getting as many vitamins and minerals as possible. I promise you will notice a difference if you persevere.
Lots of love,
Son x

Monday, 6 April 2015

Flawless Full Coverage Look

Being a makeup hoarder can sometimes entail too much make up to be able to wear bold looks when simply going to work or school. So who doesn't love a good mess around with different products when boredom sets in of a night time.
The make up I used here created a really full coverage, smokey eye and bold lip look, so I would probably wear this when going out, but whatever tickles your fancy. I forgot to include a pic of the eyeshadows of choice, I used the naked basics palette, which I am sincerely loving at this moment in time!
Revlon Colourstay foundation is full of all the coverage and creates a flawless base, I love this for when I want everything to be covered but I don't wear it very often as I can find it to get a tad uncomfortable sitting on the skin and sometimes I feel it looks quite mask-like.
Collection lasting perfection concealer is again packed with coverage and conceals just about anything, watch out for any dry skin though as it can cling to dry patches.
Have I raved about the Benefit Hoola bronzer enough yet? I think not. This is the perfect mixture of just enough warmness without being orange and just enough ashiness without looking muddy. You can really build this stuff up as well, to create a gorgeous chiselled bronzed look.
DHC's eyeliner is forever winning, the tip is super fine and made up of teeny hairs and so it is super easy to create pretty much any eyeliner look desired.
L'Oreal telescopic mascara. I am still coming to terms with this one, and still prefer my Estee Lauder one but this one is great for building up those lashes and still separating them whilst lengthening too. 3 in 1, perfect!
For brows on "Fleek" (not even sure what that means) my failsafe product has to be Laura Mercier's brow definer in the shade warm brown. I have mentioned this a heck of a lot, and for good reasons, it is an all round fabulous product.
Finally, the piece de resistance as it were, the berry lip. Rimmel's Kate Moss 107 lipstick is for sure a loved lippy amongst the blogging community and its clear to see why, it can finish any look off and compliments any make up beautifully. It's a really deep burgundy with purple undertones and is super vampy whilst still looking girly.
I hoped you liked this slightly longer post today,
 I am thinking of posting everyday this week if you would be interested.
Let me know what posts you would like to see.
Lots of love,
Son x  

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Starting My Mac Quad

I had been lusting over a mac palette for absolutely yonks now, but the eyeshadows at £10 a pop are not cheap and the price racks up very quickly. Hence I opted for the quad as it works out to a reasonable price.
The 2 shades I have already bought and fallen in love with are Espresso and All that glitters.
I am going for a neutral palette, which is slightly ironic after my last post featured me talking about expanding into colour, oops.
But I really want to fill it with wearable everyday shades, and possibly a more orange toned brown to do a really lovely cut crease look.
Do you have any recommendations?
Happy Easter by the way!
Lots of love,
Son x

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Colour Loving

It's time to rock out the colour in simple ways, as we're are into Spring and the sun has decided to grace us with it's presence. I'm more of a neutral gal when it comes to make up but Spring gives me a bit of a kick up the bum with colour and I love popping a bright lip on or adding a teensy bit of colour on the lids.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the shade Rendezvous (Orangey one)
Revlon Colourburst matte balm in the shade Elusive
Urban Decay Shadow box
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Nail Lacquer in the shade impassioned.
What are your favourites for adding colour to you look?
Lots of Love,
Son x


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The Everyday Face

The products that I am mentioning here have definitely been acknowledged probably about a million times already on my blog (so I'm sorry if they are boring you) but hey ho, that's why I use them everyday! I haven't been wearing massive amounts of make up recently as I feel like my skin is in need of a break whilst exam season is already bearing enough stress on it.
However the days that I have been reaching for my tried and true minimalist make up, these are the products that have almost always been applied.
Foundation- Bourjois Healthy Mix in the shade Light beige
Concealer- Maybelline age rewind
Powder- Nars Pressed Powder in the shade Beach
Bronzer- Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Eyebrow Gel/ Wax- Laura Mercier Brow definer in the shade medium brown
Mascara- Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Mascara
And that's literally it for an everyday basis.
What is your everyday make up routine?
Lots of love,
Son x