Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Army of No Country

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Top: Army of No Country*; Jeans: Alexander Wang x H&M; Jacket: Zara;
Bag: Zara; Sunglasses: Primark; Shoes: Primark;

Long time no outfit post ey? Just a quick, thrown on outfit as I was in a rush in the morning.

Human skull and a flower crown, the two totally opposite ends of the spectrum joined together in a t-shirt. Army of No Country incorporates a skeletal design with their signature rose flower crown to give it that touch. They have other designs such as Bambi, ninja, Micky Mouse etc with this theme. I always wear this t-shirt with black jeans or leather trousers. Will definitely have to wear it with boyfriend jeans at some point.

I've booked a holiday to Berlin and Paris in the beginning of April for a week! 4 days in Berlin and 3 days in Paris. I seriously can't wait. I've been to Paris before but this time I'm going with my mum and sister this time. Good old girly week which also means I can stock up on some goodies too.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

USpicy 10 Piece Makeup Brush Set

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WHITE & GOLD

Soft, very soft synthetic bristles, a good start to this brush set. This looks like it could be a duo fibre collection due to the look of the bristles but they're not. When it had arrived on my doorstep, I thought these would have the very cheap feel to them but I would say they're above average, definitely sturdy. However I did find a crack on one of the brush handles. The set consists of tapered, round, flat, flat angled, angled brushes for the face and the smaller versions of each, which they call precision brushes suited for the face and eye area. There was a plastic, chemical odour but it disappears after it's been washed, with no shedding.

I found the precision brushes a tad big for me to use on my eyes but they work great on the smaller, hard to reach places of the face. The precision tapered brush is my favourite out of the set. I use this to spot conceal and to reach the harder places. This would also be great to contour the nose. Any of the other precision brushes can be used for highlighting and many other purposes except for the eyes.

I find the handles of the larger brushes a tad chunky for my liking.  Each large brush is densely packed, making it easy to blend liquid cream and powder based products. My face base looks great and didn't irritate my skin. I'm not 100% completely sold on this set yet as I still reach for my other brushes but it's still a great set to have.

This set would be better if there was a variety of brushes for each part of the face as I was disappointed that there wasn't any suited for the eye. A leaflet was included, telling you which gives you guidance as to which brush is used for what as well as how to maintain it. These are currently £14.99 on Amazon which would be great for either a novice or experienced user as long as you don't mind the "face only" uses. This would make a great present as they are presented beautifully in a gift box.

What's your current favourite brush at the moment?

Saturday, 21 February 2015

What's On My Face #1

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Face:
Revlon Colourstay Liquid Foundation
MAC Prolongwear Concealer
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Shiseido Majolica Majorca Cheek Customise Blush in RD255

Eyes:
MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon
MAC Eyeshadow in Cranberry
Seventeen Tattoo Me Semi Permanent Liquid Eyeliner
Bobbi Bown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Graphite Shimmer Ink
Eyelure Double Lashes Dramatic no 205
Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel
Rimmel Brow This Way Eyebrow Gel in Mid Brown

Lips:
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Galaxy
Welcome to my face, well last night's face of the night before I had disappeared out and onto the dance floor. The eyes aren't anything special. MAC Carbon on the lids then MAC Cranberry on the crease to soften the black, a quick and simple smokey eye look. I'm quite disappointed the MAC Carbon but that will be in a separate review soon.

I have totally forgotten how much I love Rimmel Apocalips. I had purchased two new shades recently, one was Galaxy and the other was Celestial. I have too many lip products to test and play with now. Is there a thing as too many lippies?

Friday, 20 February 2015

Things I Like #18

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Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting ContourAnastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow PomadeHealGel EyeCharlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat PillowtalkYSL Fusion Ink FoundationThe Balm Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette;
This time round, it consists of beauty items for a change! I've been really into contouring these days and am wanting to experiment more and try non powder versions. I will definitely purchase it on payday as well as the Charlotte Tilbury lipliner. I've been wearing a lot of lipstick these days. I never thought that I would get bored of a foundation. I've always stuck with the Revlon Colourstay Liquid foundation and want to try something new. It's like I'm refreshing myself for some odd reason.

Oh Friday, how I have missed you.

What is on your wish list?

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Chinese New Year 2015 Outfit Ideas

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Dress: Bank; Clutch: ASOS; Heels: Carvela; Lipstick: Illamasqua; Necklace: H&M;

Dress: ASOS; Heels: ASOS; Lipstick: Illamasqua; Clutch: ASOS; Earrings: Zara;
Ah Chinese New Year is tomorrow, the year of the ram (my year, yay for 1991). It also means party season, well in the UK or just spending time with the family. This is definitely a very last minute outfit idea. The dress code at these parties tends to always be red and or gold which are the lucky colours (red symbolises happiness and health, and gold symbolises wealth and prosperity). Of course not everyone will follow the dress code but it's fun to follow right? I'm definitely wearing red with gold accessories to celebrate this weekend.

Happy Chinese New Year's Eve everyone! Yummy food I'm coming for you!