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Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Dress, Gilet & Adonis Boots: All Topshop
Belt: H&M

I bought this leopard print shift dress from Topshop a month or two ago, and am planning to wear it with some neon accessories on a night out when I'm back at uni. For now though, my flat cut out Adonis boots and fur gilet dress it down a little and it could be layered further for when the really cold weather hits. This weekend sees my return to Nottingham for round 3 of uni life. Hopefully my blog posts will still be regular but as this is a busy week this may be the last post for a week or so. 

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Also catch up on mine & the talented Nottingham student writers' fashion week reviews HERE.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

The LFW outfit

Hi guys! I thought I would share with you what I wore to fashion week today. If you follow me on Instagram you will have already been bombarded with pictures from my day and probably be well aware of what I chose to wear! But in case you didn't, here are a couple of snaps which show my outfit for the day. Even though I left my job at Topshop over 2 years ago, I am still a loyalist so most of my outfit (t-shirt, boots, fluffy cardigan) is from there, and of course the beautiful pastel pink PVC skirt is also a Topshop number. I paired this all with a Zara statement necklace & office city bag. As mentioned earlier, I have put lots of pictures on my Instagram page (beautyandtheb) so you can see what I got up to throughout the day, the finer details of my ouftit, and some of the amazing people I met and saw (including Jourdan Dunn, Ashley Madekwe, Tanya Burr and the lovely Lily Pebbles). I hope you all had a wonderful time at fashion week if you went this year! 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Mac Lipstick Collection

If there's one thing I love beauty wise, it's a good lipstick. I have around 50 lipsticks (ridiculous, I know) which I have collected over the years, but my favourites have to be my Mac shades. Moisturising, pigmented, long lasting and with a colour/finish range that seems never-ending, Mac lipsticks are the crème de la crème. I have wanted to do this post for ages but it took quite a while to put together all the swatches and photos etc. I have 10 Mac lipsticks which some may think is a lot, and others may think it's not many at all. I also just want to quickly point out that I am not in any way trying to show off about how many lipsticks I own or which ones I have etc, I just thought it would be a fun post and besides, every blogger loves a good Mac post! Enjoy..! 

Ruby Woo (matte): The cult classic & the perfect matte red. Looks gorgeous dressed up or worn casually to take attention away from tired eyes (always a plus). 

Creme d'Nude (cremesheen): A gorgeous sheeny nude which is perfect with dark eyes and bronzed skin. 

Show Orchid (Amplified): Possibly my favourite lipstick colour EVER. It is so unique and striking, despite it being very difficult to get hold of. Show Orchid is a blue toned pink which is (I would say) for dressing up only! Full review here. 

Strength (Frost): A panic buy & a mistake buy. I bought this colour at the airport when I wanted a new lipstick for holiday and thought it was really unique. It's a bit of an odd browny shade and the frost finish definitely isn't one of my favourites. 

Creme Cup (cremesheen): My favourite daytime lipstick. The cremesheen formula is my favourite as it is the most moisturising, and the colour is such a gorgeous light pinky/nude which I find suits me. 

Lady Danger (matte): My first ever Mac Lipstick. It is an orangey bright red; brighter than Ruby Woo but not quite as bright as Morange. 

Asian Flower (sheen supreme): I was a little surprised that I chose this colour as I wouldn't usually consider it, but I have so much love for a pastel purple lip, and this has such a gorgeous shiny finish and perfect pigmentation. 

Girl about Town (Amplified): A less glitzy version of Show Orchid. I don't like it as much but it is still super pretty, bright and fun. 

Myth (Satin): This is a less moisturising and slightly lighter version of Creme d'nude and is a pale nude which can look slightly unnatural. It can look great with a really dark smokey eye though. 

Rebel (Satin): I did a full review of Rebel (see here) in which I proclaim my love for it. It is a really unique berry take on a gothic style lip and lasts impressively. 

Do you have any of these lipsticks? What's your favourite Mac shade?


Thursday, September 05, 2013

The September Beauty Wishlist

The September Wishlist

1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
2. Glam Glow Mud mask
3. Mac concealer brush & coffee eyeliner
4. To FILL my mac pro palette x4
5. Ren glycolactic radiance renewal mask
6. Creme de Coco Masque & Thickening mousse
7. China Glaze polish in Shocking pink
8. Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm
9. Origins Make a difference + moisturiser
10. Balance me Radiance Face oil
11. Bourjois the Volumizer mascara
12. Nars the multiple in South Beach

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Sunday, September 01, 2013

The August Favourites

Since I began blogging and doing my monthly favourites at the end of each month, I have really started to notice how quickly the year goes by. This month has gone especially quickly, and has left me with little time to try lots of new things. I have however been loving some American style lip products: NYX lip gloss in beige and Maybelline Baby Lips in pink punch. Both are surprisingly pigmented for lipgloss/balm products. Makeup wise I have also loved the new Rimmel Scandel eyes shadow paint in rich russet; a gorgeous bronzey taupe cream shadow which is super easy to apply and long lasting. My nails have been sporting Models Own Sterling Silver, which almost creates the metal finish I am looking for. For hair, the VO5 give me texture powder has been continuously reached for, as it adds a bit of volume to my usually 'flat as a pancake' locks. Skincare wise nothing has really been revolutionary for me this month, apart from the Hydraluron serum I had heard so much about, which really does live up to its name for hydrating skin. Last but not least is my beloved Equatorial Dreams body scrub from &other stories. You just can't beat & other stories' body bits, I am so in love with their Punk Bouquet range but when I tried this scrub it was love at first sniff; so fresh and like a day at the seaside. 

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