Sephora Haul

I have never ever been to Sephora (I don’t think there are any or many in the UK). When I was on holiday to Prague recently our hotel was just next to this massive mall! I have heard fashion and beauty bloggers rave about the make up at Sephora so was dying to go in! I ended up getting so much stuff, it was so hard to choose what I wanted because there was such a selection of pretty shades so here is what fit into my suitcase!

*I aren’t putting prices on these like usual because they were in Czech currency not English pounds so the conversion might not be 100% accurate.

1) Too Faced Cocoa Contour

Face contouring and highlighting kit.

I own a contouring kit from Superdrug but I prefer this one so much more. This kit has powders which are perfect for over/under foundation depending on what you prefer. There are two light shades (one a shimmery one) and two dark shades – so it gives you the option to use four or two depending on what look you want and how much time you have. The brush is so soft and this is the best contour kit I have come across so far!

2) Sephora mattifying compact powder – clair light 20

I was in desperate need of some pressed powder for Summer. This one is perfect as it doesn’t dry out my skin and goes on really well over my foundation or on my bare skin.

3) Sephora bronzing powder – medium 2

I actually bought two of these (one for my sister too). I love this bronzer, especially the star pattern. You only need to apply a little to your brush.

4) Sephora’s eyeshadow – ‘Hollywood’s Calling 82’

This colour is so beautiful! I use it at the corner of my eye and under my eye for a shimmery effect. I love it!

5) Sephora’s eyeshadow – ‘Starry Sky 55’

I bought this to wear for nights out for the smokey eye look.

6) Pretty in pink 23 lipgloss

I love this lipgloss! It’s perfect for everyday use and stays on really well!

7) Precision powder 59 brush

I bought this powder brush to apply my new powder! It’s so soft and applies it really well.

8) Must-have precision cream shadow brush 80

I bought this to apply my eye shadow underneath my eye or on my eyelid like eyeliner because the bristles are small and perfect for precision work.

9) Angled shadow brush 13

I bought this to apply eye shadow to the crease between my eyelid and my brow (I’m sure it has a proper name!).

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30,000 views say whaaaaaaaat!!

I literally can’t believe I have hit 30,000 views on my blog! Seems like not long ago I was freaking out about getting 20,000 views! I started my blog really because I love to write and because this blog was quite a cool way to keep all my uni work in one place (that’s why in my earlier posts I have poetry and language tutorials as well as the more recent fashion and beauty content). I never expected it to be this well received and follow the direction it has. Everyone is known for their ‘thing’ and I guess my ‘thing’ which people would associate most with me is most probably my blogging. I love being ‘the girl who blogs’ because blogging has so many rewards. It is the nicest thing to feel like other people appreciate and value what I write and even go as far as to choose to click onto my page and take moments out of their day to read my work. So thanks again to everyone that reads my blog, follows me, likes my blog and comments. I really appreciate it 🙂

So what’s next for my blog?

Wellllll….. I have just come back from Prague (which was incredible!!!) so will be doing a three part post on my trip. I had my first ever Sephora shopping experience (I must have been living under a rock because this shop is amazinnnng!) so expect a longgggg make up haul article! I am going on holiday to Centreparcs with my family and Budapest with my boyfriend so will post about the shenanigans we all get up to. I also recently got a new job which I’m really enjoying so will post a work-fashion related article. Phewwwwww I’m going to be busy this next month! If there is anything you’d like to see/ read a tutorial of then just comment below or drop me a tweet/ Facebook message or email because I love hearing people’s suggestions and requests!

xox

BB Beautique

It is so rare to find a boutique that will sell gorgeous, unique pieces and do your make up and hair professionally. Thankfully I have found just the place! BB Beautique is situated in Halifax, England (however for all my international readers don’t sweat because you can still purchase their lovely garments and make up items through their website – they ship to all over the world!).

Some of their beautiful pieces…

The beautique was set up this year by Bonnie and Natalie who are fully qualified hair and makeup artists with degrees in Fashion, Makeup and Art. I recently had my make up done by Bonnie – she is amazing! I really enjoyed having my make up done professionally with some top tips thrown in!

Here is my before and after…

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BB Beautique are perfect for proms, weddings or even fancy dress!

Price Range

Their prices are really reasonable and affordable.

Full face make up (including false lashes) £30

Just eyes (including false lashes) £15

Hair styling from £15

Social Media

Make sure to check out BB Beautique on social media and give them a follow!

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bb.beautique

Twitter – @bb_beautique

Instagram – https://instagram.com/bb_beautique/

Or drop them an email – info@bb-beautique.co.uk

My Shopping Haul #3

Sunday I went on a massive shopping spree to Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre. I was shopping mainly for work clothes, holiday clothes and graduation dresses! I came back with a few bits and bobs – still looking for the perfect ceremony and ball dress though (so more shopping trips are in order yay!).

Vera Cut Out Flat Black Patent Leather Shoes

Office

Reduced £21.00

My sister has some shoes similar to this from Topshop and I love them (unfortunately for me though she is a few sizes smaller than me). I have literally been searching everywhere for some! Office were having a hugeeee sale and I found these! They’re pretty much everyday shoes for me – so for work when it is nice, on a weekend with dresses/jeans/leggings. Another thing I love about Office is that they didn’t have my size in so I ordered it online then and there with free delivery!

Topshop

The Topshop in Leeds is four floors so I spent a longggg time in here!

Broderie Pinafore Sundress

£38.00

Broderie Pinafore Sundress

I love this dress – as soon as I saw it I thought I have to have it!

Colour-Block Luggage Bag

£58.00

Colour-Block Luggage Bag

I bought this bag for work. It also came with a longer, adjustable strap in case you didn’t want to carry it.

Oversized Chambray Shirt

£30.00

Oversized Chambray Shirt

This is to wear for work and casually on a weekend with jeans. I love how this shirt can look smart or casual depending on what you wear it with. It is oversized so depends on how loose you want it so I tried on a range of sizes from a 6 to a 10 and chose the type I preferred. It also has slits in the side which I loveeee.

Victoria’s Secret – PINK

Sports Duffel Bag

£34.99

Large Quilted Duffle Bag

I needed a new sports bag, and PINK in Victoria’s Secret has some gorgeous sports wear. The bag is amazing – so spacious for all my gym stuff and has pockets for water bottles, padlocks etc.

Bodycare

I love Bodycare for cheaper branded toiletries.

Eyeliner/Brow Pencil Sharpener

I bought mine for 99p because I am always borrowing my sister’s sharpener!

Minature Toiletaries

99p Each

I bought a shampoo, conditioner and miniature suncream (£2.99) from Bodycare for my trip to Prague on Saturday! I think they’re perfect size – they do them at Savers, Poundland or Bodycare (a lot cheaper than Boots).

Simple Light Moisturiser

£2.99

Definitely one of my favourite items in my make up bag. Every time it runs out I replace it – I use it as a moisturiser for face, body and hands. I always buy the light version (there is a rich version also).

Neutrogena Face Scrub

£2.79

I love this face scrub. It’s always good to change up your face washes and shampoo/conditioners every so often.

Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

£2.99

I am obsessed with this hand cream! It smells amazing and you only need a teeny bit as well!

Wish List

Yellow printed V-neck cami playsuit

River Island

£20.00

Yellow printed V-neck cami playsuit

I love playsuits, they’re perfect for sporting holidays. I want to buy this for my family holiday to Centreparcs!

Fanatics Fashion

Often I combine sportswear with my everyday clothes to create a unique outfit. Having attended a sports university, sports fashion is very prominent around campus in both women and men. Whether you are watching sport or casually walking to your lectures, snapbacks are a must have item. This snapback below is from the ChicagoCubs section at Fanatics. They do some amazing sportswear so you can support your favourite team anywhere. So for a fresh, sporty chic look take a look at their website.

I’d team this snapback (wearing it backwards/ to the side) with a classic crochet Lace skater dress from Hollister (£49).

Crochet Lace Skater Dress

MOTO stab stitch cropped denim jacket around my shoulders (£42.00 from Topshop).

MOTO Stab Stitch Cropped Jacket

Deck club pastel blue bell Vans (£46.99 from Office).

Aztec enamel torq necklace (£8.00 from Accessorize).

Have this premium leather backpack from Topshop (£90) off one shoulder.

Premium Leather Backpack

Let me know below which items you’d team a snapback with! xox

OOTD #11

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Me and Joe decided to go for a curry after work at our favourite curry restaurant in our town! It was so yummy! The weather recently has been so sunny and warm so I decided to finally get my gladiator sandals out!

Dress – Hollister

Pendant Necklace – Dorothy Perkins

Bag – New Look

Gladiator Sandals – A local boutique

Lipstick – VIVA GLAM – MAC

Joe

Shirt – Zara

Jeans – Topman

Shoes – Next