That's A Tune #23

Thursday, 18 December 2014

I'm taking a break from the Christmas songs for this week's music post because I've been obsessed with this song recently- 'Am I Wrong' by Nico & Vinz. I'm definitely behind on this song. It's been very popular for a while now and I've always liked it, but it wasn't until recently that it grew on me as some songs eventually do. I now can't get it out of my head, but I don't mind that as it's such a great song.

I hope you liked this post.

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OOTD- The Pleather Mac

Sunday, 14 December 2014

I really love how stylish mac's look on people. They are thin and easy to put on, but they also have some nice structure to them, which can help make a look more put together. The one I'm wearing here I got back in February from River Island. It's this lovely brown/black pleather coat that has a retro 60s feel to it and I love it! The bag is a fairly recent purchase from New Look which I got in a sale about a month ago now. Then there's my normal black leggings from Topshop and the boots are from New Look last year. I think this is a really chic look which you can wear wherever you're going in the day.

I hope you like this look.

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That's A Tune #22

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

My favourite girl group of all time has to be TLC. With the perfect mix of R&B, Soul and Hip Hop, along with amazing songs, I've been obsessed with them since I really started getting into their songs properly about 4 or 5 years ago now (although I already loved 'No Scrubs' and 'Waterfalls' way before that). I only realised that they had this brilliant Christmas song when I heard it playing in a shop a year ago, it's crazy that I didn't know about it before then. The song is called 'Sleigh Ride' and it's a great song to bop your head along to whilst feeling super excited for Christmas. It's now one of my all time favourite Christmas songs. I hope you love it as much as I do.

I hope you enjoyed the song.

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All I Want For Christmas Tag

Sunday, 7 December 2014

I was tagged by Mary to do the 'All I Want For Christmas Tag' so let's begin!

1. If you received a $1,000 gift card for Christmas, would you want it to be Sephora or Ulta?

We don't have any of those stores here in the UK and I've never been to any of them before while being away on holiday, so I'm curious as to what they are both like. However because Sephora now ships to the UK I think I would prefer to receive a gift card to use at their store so that I could get some makeup that you can only find abroad.

2. What foundation would you NOT be thrilled about receiving for Christmas?

Definitley the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. It's an awful foundation as it can only be described as cakey and very thick looking on the skin. No one wants to wear a foundation that actually looks like you're wearing foundation on the skin, but you can tell for sure if you wear this one, I suggest you avoid it!

3. If you had to choose one Naked Palette to receive for Christmas which one would it be?

This is an easy one for me. Definitely the Naked 1 as it contains warm toned shades which suits my skin tone better than the Naked 2 and 3 palettes.

4. What's the first beauty product on your Christmas wishlist?

I have a beauty product however it's not on a wishlist because I already have it but it's being kept back for me until Christmas day. It's one of the YSL Glossy Stains. It's this neutral pink shade that I saw on the Ferry on the way to Ireland and as it was duty free it didn't cost as much as it would of cost, but as it's still quite pricey it's going to be one of my stocking fillers for this Christmas. I can't wait to try it!

5. What do you plan on buying yourself for Christmas? Come on we all do it!

Probably just clothes and few pairs of new shoes as my wardrobe needs a bit of an update right now.

6. What have you been buying from Starbucks this Holiday Season?

Nothing. Literally nothing. I'm just not that keen on Starbucks or any of those chain coffee shops. I'll only go if my friends want to go there, but then again even they are not bothered about them. I prefer independent coffee shops, they just have more charm to them and I'm sure their tea and cakes are nicer too.

7. What are you planning on giving a family member, boy friend, best friend etc for Christmas this year?

I'm not saying haha, if they read this it would ruin the surprise.

8. How detailed do you make your Christmas wishlist?

It just depends on what things I think of at the time. It could be reasonably detailed or quite small.

9. Giving or Receiving, why?

I like both, but I find giving really fun because I really love going out to find the perfect gift for someone and then once they do receive it I love seeing the reaction on their face(hopefully a good one!).

10. What does Christmas mean to you?

I do go to church sometimes, so of course there's the whole religious meaning to it, but apart from that I just love how everyone suddenly becomes more charitable and friendly towards others. Also I love how everything looks so pretty at Christmas time and obviously it's the only time of the year where you can play Christmas songs on repeat all the time.

I hope you really loved reading this tag post. I tag anyone who wants to do it.
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That's A Tune #21

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

I'm a huge fan of Christina Aguilera, but even I stupidly didn't know that very early on in her career she made a Christmas album. My favourite song on it is 'Have yourself a merry little Christmas'. I found it whilst listening to one of those Christmas compilation albums and this song just stood out to me. It's just beautiful and her voice sounds really lovely, which is why this is now my most loved version of the song. I recommend you give it a listen. Let me know if you enjoy it too. I'm getting really excited for Christmas now!

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Products I've Repurchased- The Makeup Essentials

Sunday, 30 November 2014

As I buy a lot of makeup there's only so much makeup that you will realistically buy a second time or more. In this post I'm going to talk about the makeup essentials that I've repurchased. So say if all my makeup stash got taken away from me, these are the products that I would repurchase straight away to create an everyday makeup look.

First I'll quickly talk about the foundation that I still love which is the Bourjois Happy Light Foundation in the shade 50. It's a long lasting, semi matte finish, light to medium coverage foundation. I haven't found one that beats it yet(mind you when I love a foundation I tend to stick with it for a long time). You can read a more detailed review of it here if you want to. 

Next is the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer which is raved about on so many blogs and on so many Youtube videos and there are many reasons why. It's got high coverage, it lasts all day and it's very, very affordable which we all love. I have the shade cool medium which is the second lightest one. I used to get the Fair one but I wanted to try this colour instead and I think it suits me much better than the other one did.

Moving onto the eyes, let's talk about eye liner first. Over the last few years I've really grown to love brown pencil eye liner, maybe even more than a black pencil eye liner as I feel that brown just looks more softer on the eye than wearing black all the time. The one I have here is from L'Oreal and it's the Color Riche Le Khol in the colour 102 Pure Espresso. I find it lasts really well, the colour is lovely as it is this chocolate colour eye liner and it's easily blendable if you want a smudgy look on the eyes. Also from L'Oreal is the Super Liner Perfect Slim which is amazing! The nib is so thin which makes it easy to use, the colour it gives off is the blackest black I've seen in an eye liner and the longevity is great. I did a recent review of this, if you want to check it out I will link this here . For mascara I chose to repurchase the original Maybelline The Falsies mascara. It gives you lovely long lashes full of volume with virtually no effort required. It really is a brilliant mascara that so many people rave about.

Last but not least we have a gorgeous nude pink lipstick (it looks brighter here sorry) from the Mirror Shine Seventeen lipstick range in the shade Beehive. This lipstick gives you a lovely glossy finish, it's very moisturising and for only £4 something, the colour pay off is really great. It's the perfect everyday and every occasion lipstick.

Side note: I forgot to include the powder which I use too- the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in the shade Transparent which I feel is the best powder ever as it sets your foundation really well.

I really hope you enjoyed this blog post.
Thanks for reading  xxx

That's A Tune #20

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

I've been obsessed with listening to a lot of 90s songs recently and this track has quite literally been on repeat many times over the last few days. The song I'm talking about is by Brandy and it's called Sittin' Up In My Room'. This song is super chilled out and the lyrics are very true for most people. It's classic 90s R&B at it's best. I hope you enjoy it.

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