Sunday, 11 August 2013

I got married!

Hi all! Yet another absence when I announced only a month ago that I was back to regular blogging but this time I have a good excuse, you see, on Saturday 3rd August I got married and the last few weeks have been a whirlwind of planning, organisation and at times stress and panic :). It was well worth the stress though and we had an amazing day. I got married in Dorset and had a 1940s themed wedding surrounded by family and friends. I'm sad it's over but have some fantastic memories from the day as well as a brand new husband! We then spent a few days down in Devon having a mini honeymoon, which was also lovely. I love everything about the 1940s and I'm so glad I decided to incorporate it into my wedding, it made it that little bit more unique. Up above are a few select pictures for anyone that wants a peak and I promise, I really will be back to regular blogging shortly!
P.S. I will do a proper post on the wedding day in a few weeks once I have my professional pics back as these are just a few I grabbed from Facebook.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Rose Passion

Whilst the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Rose Passion is new to me I'm no stranger to the Moisture Renew line and have had the shade Funtime Fuchsia for about a year. If you don't mind the slightly 'old fashioned' scent of these lipsticks, which I happen to really like, being a bit of an old fashioned girl, then they're pretty great. They're moisturising without being overly glossy looking and the wear time is a good 4-5 hours, they wear pretty evenly as well. I find both shades I have to be opaque in one swipe and they don't feel drying at all on my already dry lips.

Now on to the shade, Rose Passion is a deep pink, almost red shade that gives a really bright pop of colour to the lips. I'd say this isn't one for the neutral lip lover, but I guess you could smudge it in for a more played down look. I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this throughout the summer, especially when I can't be bothered to make any effort with the rest of my make-up as this really pulls a whole look together. At just over £6 these are a good budget friendly option and there's a nice shade range too.

Friday, 5 July 2013

NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

I've been using the MUA Eyeshadow Primer for quite a while now and was pretty happy with the results but I kept hearing about the NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and how amazing it was and I got intrigued. Normally I don't go for high-end eye primers because I've found cheaper brands to be just as good, if not better, but something made me buy this. I think because I'm doing my own make-up for my wedding and I'm on the look out for any products that are gonna help keep everything in place all day. 

So anyway, despite the whopping £19 price tag I closed my eyes and clicked confirm payment and a few days later it arrived. The packaging is pretty standard for this type of product but the lid has the typical NARS rubbery feel which does drive me nutty because after two days it was just covered in make-up and looked a bit grubby. The primer itself is a white cream that turns clear once applied to the eyelid. I find it dries down to a nice, pretty matte, finish really quickly and my eyeshadow goes on really smoothly. 

This definitely has the edge over the MUA version as anything that goes over the top of this stuff looks great and lasts literally all day. With the MUA primer my eyeshadow would last well but there would be a little creasing by the end of the day but with the NARS primer my eyeshadow looks like I've just applied it 12 hours later. I would say this is well worth the price and I'd definitely recommend it, I've heard nothing but good things about it and, as long as it doesn't run out too quickly, I'll definitely be repurchasing.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Super-Translucent Mattifying Powder

I hadn't heard much about the Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Mattifying Powder until recently when a few blog posts popped up on Bloglovin' and I got curious. Whilst I love a lot of the Soap & Glory products I've never really got into their make-up but I couldn't resist picking this up. As someone with combination skin my t-zone can get pretty oily especially during the warmer months. I'm always on the look out for something that can keep my skin looking matte for as long as possible whilst not looking completely flat. After trying this powder once I knew it was love! I have to admit it does look very, very matte to begin with and definitely has that 'powdery' look but in less than an hour it mixes with my natural oils and gives me a slight natural glow, in all the right place, which I love. This stuff makes every foundation I use it with last twice as long, it's amazing. It's well worth the super matte start for the results I get throughout the day and I can't recommend it enough if you have a similar or more oily skin type, it might be a little much if you have drier skin though. At £12 this stuff isn't overly cheap but it's well worth the price tag and as you only need such a light dusting I think it's gonna last ages. Go buy this stuff now, it's HG for me...

P.S. As Google Reader is no more, I'd love it if you'd come on over and follow me on Bloglovin', if you don't use it already it really is a great way to follow all of your favourite blogs and it's been my preferred method for the last year or so - find me here.

I'm back!

Today I need to, once again, apologise for my absence from my blog. Life really has been crazy lately and blogging has had to take a back seat the last couple of months. I feel like I lost my motivation for a while there as well, which I'm sure happens to us all from time to time, it definitely does for me! Whilst I've still been reading loads of blogs, I just haven't felt like updating my own, I felt like I didn't have anything new or interesting to write and I was just posting for the sake of posting. 

I know a few readers might have been lost during my absences but I didn't want to start posting again properly until I had the dedication and enthusiasm I needed and I'm glad to say it's finally back! After finishing my course I'm now a qualified teacher (yey! It's been a hard year!) and with my wedding coming up in exactly 1 month from today I'm feeling super excited, if not a little stressed :) but from now on I should have the time I need to properly dedicate to blogging. 

I've got some exciting post ideas coming up and I'm finally going to start incorporating some outfit posts back in to the blog. After the wedding I think it might also be time for a bit of a blog makeover as my header definitely needs an upgrade, things are just feeling a bit tired, y'know? I might post a few wedding related posts in the next few weeks also just to share a few snippets of my life outside of my blog. 

So anyway, I guess the message here is...I'm back, hopefully better than ever...