Sunday, September 21

Brow Battle

Brow Battle

Myself and brows have a love-hate relationship. Some days I want to hide away under my blanket as I'm so ashamed at how sluggish and bear-like they are yet others, they turn out looking amazing and I want the whole world to see them. Also, has anyone noticed how your brows go perfectly when you're not going anywhere and just practicing, yet the moment you need them to look great, they look poopy? It's always the case.

Because brows are so important and make or break a face, I've spent quite some time trying to find the right products for them. The first brow product I tried was the Maybelline BrowDrama and was also where the brow journey started off on a bad foot. This is probably my least favourite makeup product ever and cannot understand what it does and just leaves my brows feeling crispy without adding any drama whatsoever.

Next on the agenda was the Anastasia Brow Wiz, where things took a complete turn and where I fell in love with my brows. I raved about this many a times so won't babble too much but this is my go-to product for nice, natural and defined brows which I turn to every day. More recently I bought the Soap and Glory Brow Archery after seeing Zoe use this in a few tutorials. I'm not completely in love with this but I prefer the felt-tip side for filling in my brows. The verdict? Brow Wiz all the way!

Friday, September 19

A Striped Obsession

A Striped Obsession

I don't know what it is with myself and stripes; I can't get enough of them! They're wearable all year round, from Spring paired with skinny jeans, to Autumn layered with chunky knits. Over my obsession-period I've acquired quite the collection, from monochromed t-shirts to full length dresses that I pull out of my wardrobe for an easy, everyday outfit. I've put together some of my favourite stores where I get my striped addiction fix.

Budget stripe buys are available from H&M and Primark, which is where most of my pieces are from. I love these also because they're such a staple piece in my wardrobe and you can pick them up for as little as £3 (you can also feel no guilt when you're picking a few more up because £3 can always be justified for a t-shirt!). If you're really into your Breton pattern and don't mind the price tag as much, COS and Topshop will find you some staple pieces. If you really really into your stripes, there's always brands like T By Alexander Wang which sell dreamy pieces to suit your stripe needs.

Wednesday, September 17

Autumn Lips

Autumn Lips

Autumn for me only means one thing: it's time to crack open the dark lipsticks. Reds, purples, browns, you name it. I'll probably have saved it for Autumn. Over the past year I've built quite the collection of darker, bolder lipsticks as I always seem to save them for Autumn time. Is that weird? Yes? Oh, ok. Let's move on...

My all-time favourite Autumn lipstick is the Rimmel Kate Moss 107. I bought this last year, reviewed it here and told you all I loved it. 1 year later and it's still true. This is the perfect mix between red and purple that looks the best paired with soft brown eye makeup and fresh skin. Another favourite of mine is Rebel by MAC. I used to wear this at all times around the year just because I loved it that much (again, a review here) but I've saved it for Autumn.

Oh by the way, I have some good news! Whilst I was re-decorating my bedroom, I pulled out the bed and found Russian Red by MAC underneath. It's my favourite classic red lipstick and I thought I'd lost it but we're now reunited! I have a feeling this is going to be on my lips all the way through to the Spring time as it is the perfect staple red lip. Parisian Passion is one of the Revlon Colorstays that I bought a few weeks back and I have a feeling that this will be the only glossy lip I wear until next year...

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