Monday, 27 July 2015

Budget Summer Lookbook


So I was going to this lookbook as a video, but I decided to make it a blog post as to be honest I'm running out of blog post ideas! (if you've got any suggestions please let me know). I wanted to do a lookbook of purely low budget,  high street outfits, so I hope you like it.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

July| Monthly Top 5


I know, I missed out June, but it was exam time and I was annoyingly busy with revision, but it's the summer holidays at last so I've got more time for the things I want to do, like blogging! 

The main thing I like about this bronzer is the shade. Because I have very pale skin, finding a shade that doesn't make me look orange is difficult,  but this is just right. I do like the L'OrĂ©al Glam Bronze as well, but I wanted something a little darker for summer and this Bourjois one is perfect. Plus it smells of chocolate,  what more could you want?

This is a slightly random favourite, but I bought two of these tops in pink and baby blue about a month back and loved them so much I went back and got another one in purple (of course). They're really cheap for one thing, about £3 I think, an they're so so so comfy! They're really soft and really light and thin without feeling cheap or bad quality and they go with absolutely anything, they're fast becoming a staple!

Things that change colour on their own fascinate me for some reason, so that's my main reason for loving this BB cream. It comes out of he tube white but as you rub it in it changes to match your skin tone! It's not great coverage but it's lightweight so I love it for summer when you don't want anything to heavy or cake in hot weather. 

These are probably some of the best wipes I've used. They are incredibly soft and don't irritate my skin in the slightest. They're really cheap, they smell nice and they take off all my makeup pretty easily,  although waterproof mascara is a bit of a struggle, but other than that I love them and would recommend them to anyone, even if you have sensitive skin I would give them a go!

I haven't tried very many different hairsprays, so this might not be a very fair judgement in comparison to some other hairsprays, but I absolutely love it! Unless you use loads, it doesn't make your hair too straw-like and it lasts quite a long time, but my main reason for loving it so much is the smell. As you can see from the picture,  it's iced raspberry and vanilla scented, and I'm a sucker for vanilla-scented things anyway, but I would honestly wear this scent as a perfume! It smells amazing and it's really cheap so there nothing not to love!

So those were my top 5 favourite thing in July, I hope you liked it and I'd love to hear your favourite thing from this month, so let me know in the comments below!

Monday, 13 July 2015

DIY Palettes


First off, sorry for not posting in AGES, but was busy with school stuff and recently I've just been feeling a bit uninspired and not really in the mood to blog, but now I've got some ideas so I'm going to try and get back into things.

This one is a bit different as I thought I'd show you a very Pinterest-type tutorial: DIY palettes. The idea was inspired by something I discovered recently called the Z-palette. The basic idea of these is that they are an empty, magnetic palette that you can put any product in which is in a metal pan. But, they are really expensive for what they are, so I have two ways to show you to make your own.

So for the first method you'll need an old palette that you can remove the contents from, some scissors or a ruler, the new products to put in the palette and maybe some double-sided tape.

Start by removing the contents from the old palette. Use the scissors/ruler to prise it up as it's most likely stuck down.

Next, take your new products and remove them from any packaging they may be already in. If the pans don't already have some form of adhesive on the bottom, then use double-sided tape to stick them down. The reason I don't recommend using glue is because the point of this palette is that you can change out the contents any time.

Then simply stick the pans in the palette and voila! a fully customisable cosmetic palette at little/no cost!

Now, at the start I mentioned an alternative way of doing things, and that is to make it like the Z-palette and make it magnetic. To do this, use magnetic dots instead of double-sided tape and use a metal palette, or line the bottom of the palette with magnetic tape.

I hope you liked this slightly different post and leave a comment below with post suggestions x