30/10/2013

Japonesque Launches Make Up Line | The Review


 Japonesque Luminous Foundation '06'
 Japonesque Pro Performance Lip Lacquer in '06'

 Japonesque Pro Performance Lip Lacquer in '01
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Okay, so this is a handful of the new make up range that Japonesque has launched which is available to buy exclusively in John Lewis. I was perusing John Lewis for Christmas presents, and then there it was, lit up in all its glory,  I was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. I love new make up launches as it is, but the fact I hadn't heard about this anywhere, excited me quite some bit. 

You may or may not know that Japonesque are well known in the beauty world for their high quality brushes (none of which I own yet... YET!) So I was really surprised and intrigued to see they had a make up line. I had a play and as you could imagine, the first thing I made a dive for was the lip section. They had a beautiful range of lipsticks and lip lacquers. But it was the lacquers that took more of my fancy, obviously. They had some really beautiful colours but I went for the dark fuchsia colour and the nude (which has a slight shimmer) as I thought they were pretty safe bets. They are seriously super pigmented however they do apply quite stickily although they don't feel sticky when on the lips. I'm seriously considering going back and investing in some other colours because I like them so much. It has a brush as opposed to a doe-foot applicator which I prefer as it makes it easier to apply in my opinion.They were £15 which I think is reasonable because they really are fabulous. 

Next I obviously had to go and try the foundation because in my mind, you can never have too many foundations. It was incredible. I swatched some on the back of my hand and every single line on my hand was instantly perfected, it looked so smooth and airbrushed, I was completely mesmerised about the transformation it had made. It's called the 'luminous foundation' and I can definitely agree with that, it left my face looking very dewy, VERY dewy but I managed to powder where I felt it necessary. So unfortunately this wouldn't be a good one for the oily skinned people out there. They had a great range of 10 shades to pick from also. It is light- medium coverage but definitely buildable. Also apparently within 60 seconds of it being in contact with your skin, it oxidises and matches your skin tone which is a massive bonus! You can pick this up for £24.

I am totally loving the Japonesque make up line and I can't wait to try out more products from their range. 

Thoughts? Would this be something you'd be interested in trying? Should they just stick to brushes?



24/10/2013

What's In My Bag?






So here we have the contents of my current bag, it may seem like a lot, but all necessary in my opinion, and if I'm being completely honest, it could be A LOT worse! 

Kate Spade Purse
Probably the most eye catching item in my bag! It's too gorgeous for words and I received this for Christmas last year from my mum, it's the perfect size for me and stores more than enough, one of my most prized possessions!

iPhone 5 
Pretty self explanatory, but I'd be nowhere without my trusty phone!

iPod Black Classic 160GB
Another necessity in my bag, I've had this for almost 5 years, and it's my pride and joy and it features verging on 9000 songs! To say that I'd be devastated if I lost it is a major understatement. 

Sure Compressed Deodorant 
Just incase, right? And it's only a little one so it's not an issue carrying it around. 

Ray-Ban Wayfarers (Black)
I've had these for so long now, and they're just so classic. They go wonderfully with absolutely everything and I will definitely hand them down! 

Sleek Lipstick in 'Vamp'
If you subscribe to my channel, you will know how much I love this lipstick, I haven't stopped raving about it since I got it. It's the perfect dark, vampy colour and it's in matte form so it won't budge!

MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation
Now this isn't my powder of choice, but just because it's in a compact form and comes with both sponge and mirror, it's more of a convenience because it has everything in it. 

Canon IXUS Vlogging Camera
Another 'just incase' item, because you never know when a vlogging opportunity might arise! It's a pretty standard vlogging camera and it's quite light so easy to carry around.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Possibly the best thing to carry around with you ever, the rumours are true! I mainly use it on my lips as it gives such a good bit of hydration (plus it makes it last that much longer). But it's like a multi-purpose balm and you can use it almost everywhere if you have the odd dry patch that you want to moisturise. It's very thick, and the smell is not for everyone, however you can purchase a non-scented one. 

Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer
Another necessity in my opinion, especially living in London! I carry at least two with me everywhere I go and they all have different scents and smell incredible. *BBW if you're reading this PLEASE bring yourselves over to the UK, thank you.

Portable Phone Charger
One of the best purchases I've ever made! You have no idea how many times this little one has saved my life! It's absolutely incredible and I think it gives your phone 4 full charges, and lasts for about 90 hours. You can find it here.

Hourglass Opaque Rouge 'Idol'
Another Item I've spoken about to death. It's perfect because it's a bold colour yet it doesn't budge, it just sets into your lips and isn't drying at all! 

Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Perfume
Another gift from my wonderful mother as she wasn't too keen on the smell, but personally I love it! It takes some getting used to but now I love it and it's in a cute, dinky little bottle which is an added bonus! It sticks around for a good amount of time also!

Hope you enjoyed snooping into my bag!









23/10/2013

October Primark Haul 2013!


Click here to check out my latest video which was my October Primark Haul and find out what goodies I picked up this month and also find out what is available in stores at the moment! I picked up some amazing stuff which will be amazing for A/W! I really hope you enjoy it!

You can also find the link here to watch it : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOTPBGlSMFc






13/10/2013

Autumn / Birthday Wishlist ♡

Wishlist #1


Here we have my Autumn wishlist/ hopefully some items I'll receive for my birthday!

Vagabond Dioon Elastic Chelsea Boots
Aren't they just so perfect for A/W? I've been seeing them around a lot lately and they are definitely on my wish list. They've got a platform so they don't look too high, as I'm atrocious at walking in anything mildly high. You can purchase them here if you're interested!

Molecule One by Escentric Molecules
I've spoken about this perfume too many time to count, but I am running a little low and need a refill!

Peonies
They're just my favourite flower and they make the rest of the wishlist look pretty. 

Zara Rucksack
I never saw myself as a rucksack kinda girl, but recently I've been sort of swayed towards them. Plus I think it would be nice to not have to lug around all my 'essentials' on my arm all the time! I like this one because it looks more expensive than Zara and it would go with near enough everything.

Oribe Dry Texturising Spray
Pretty self explanatory I think, I just want to see what all the hype is! I love a bit of texture in my hair and I haven't heard one bad thing about it as of yet!

MAC x Riri 'Talk That Talk'
It's probably sold out by now, but if you've seen my previous blogpost then you'll know why I want this so badly. It just looks so me, and I want it so badly! 

Tartan Scarf
I really like the print of this one, I don't own a light coloured tartan scarf, but literally any tartan scarf would make me happy as I think they're one of my autumn style staples.

Ray-Ban Clubmasters
I've wanted these for years purely because they suit so many people and I really like the way they look on me! I think it's about time I bucked up and invested in them, plus I get 25% discount so there really is no excuse is there?

I love making these little things on Polyvore, let me know if you want some more, I'm sure I can come up with a few more themes to put together! 




50 Shades Of Vamp?




  Rimmel by Kate Moss '107'

Topshop Lipstick 'Suspect'

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Monte Carlo'

Sleek Lipstick 'Vamp'

 Revlon Lipstick 'Black Cherry'

Hourglass Opaque Rouge 'Idol'

Did I mention that I am completely head- over -heels in love with berry coloured lips this Autumn/Fall? These are just a handful of my current favourites! I think they also tie in really nicely with the whole 90's-grunge trend as well. It is very rare that you will ever see me without a vampy lip this autumn as I am just so incredibly addicted!

I've been loving pairing a vampy lip with a dark smokey eye, one in particular I've been loving is the bottom left dark brown, shimmery eyeshadow in the Sleek 'Storm' palette (sorry for the awful description, but it doesn't have a name!), it's just so perfect and it blends out so beautifully. I'm definitely doing tutorial on it because it's so simple yet so effective. With such a dark, bold lip, I think it's imperative that you try to find one with a matte formula and or some form of lip cream because there is chance of smudging and it's not the most subtle colour to have smeared all over your face!

In all honesty, I wish it was acceptable to rock a vampy lip 365 days a year and I am definitely on a hunt for more shades of vamp and I'm making it my personal mission to own every single one. 

Have any of you got any suggestions for ones I don't already own? I NEED THEM. Also if any of you would like a more in depth video on these lipsticks then let me know! 


04/10/2013

FCUK 'From Sketch to Store'


















So I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of FCUK's 'From Sketch to Store' event (my first fashion event!!) by my lovely friend Lauren from coppercloset27 on YouTube who is pictured above in the beautiful tomato coloured coat.

It was a really fun event and I met some lovely new ladies who are also pictured a bit further up.They challenged us to go around the store and pick out anything and create an outfit, have it photographed and put up on Facebook and whoever had the most likes on their outfit would win £1200 worth of vouchers for FCUK which is incredible! I didn't take part for a reason I'm not actually sure of (one too many of the Mahiki cocktails that they were handing out!) but I was totally #TeamLauren, and I think she looked absolutely incredible and I couldn't have put an outfit better together myself! Did I mention we were also spoilt with a complimentary hand massage from a team from Rituals?!

Sorry this is such a quick post but I thought it would be a bit of a different one and I'd give you some nice photos of the evening and their current collections to look at instead. So thank you to Lauren for inviting me and to FCUK for a fabulous night and the amazing goodies they spoilt us with!

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