My Five Make up Must Haves

Sunday, 8 October 2017

I'm so happy October is here, my favourite month of the year (along with December) for obvious reasons. September was a really stressful month for me in terms of work, and its still pretty hectic now. Trust me this is relevant to this post I promise...

As I've been limited with time, my make up has been pretty boring and it got me thinking what products I always reach for. Like a capsule wardrobe (something I fail at majorly), everyone has some make up items they always reach for, so I thought I'd share the five I'm always reaching for and what I call my must haves.


Kat Von D beauty is personally one of my favourite brands for many reasons, the products are great, packaging is great and has a Gothic and dark feel to it (something I dig being a goth at heart). I bought this powder back in May when I visited Birmingham with my boyfriend Ben and have been using constantly since. I haven't tried many powders but I love this one as it just soaks into my skin and doesn't highlight the dry skin I suffer from. I always struggle to get the lid back on the powder as I'm bloody stupid.

Topshop Wishlist

Monday, 28 August 2017

Happy bank holiday weekend! Do we even say that for bank holidays... 
Anyways today I thought as it's a rare Monday that we mostly have off (sorry people in retail jobs trust me I've been there, it's shit as bank holidays are a nightmare) I thought many people would be scrolling the internet, so I thought I would put together a little post about some piece I'm loving from Topshop.
Dare I say it, usually Topshop and I don't get along, purely as I don't feel cool or thin enough to pull off their clothes. But lately I've had a change of heart and recently found some items I would love to add to my wardrobe.




I do love a bit of embroidery and I think it was the yellow that drew me to this skirt. To me it just screams summer and denim skirts are so easy to just thrown on. I'm not so sure on the 'mini' length of it as I have chunky legs but it looks cute and I would love to wear it when I get to go on holiday.

Taking Time Out

Thursday, 24 August 2017


The only word I can use to describe life at the moment is hectic!! I've been trying to juggle too many things at once and it;s been overwhelming to say the least. I now finally have a full time job which I'm really enjoying, although the last couple of weeks ain't been that great due to me putting a lot of pressure on myself. But I'm really enjoying it and costume making work is for now taking a back seat. That's not to say I won't do it all, but I've recently had some freelancing work and have not enjoyed the experience.
Last weekend and this weekend I've actually had the chance to relax and chill out. Being a natural worrier in every aspect of life, I find it really hard to actually forget about things and really de stress. I really want to have some time to chill, can October hurry up so I get to go on holiday!!

Two New Make Up Additions

Tuesday, 8 August 2017




Hands up who has been terrible at writing on here recently *guilty* I've not posted on here in so so long! All I can say is I'm sorry. You know when you don't know where time has gone, yeah it was April and now somehow it's August... what the hell. Soon it will be Autumn and that means my favourite spooky day is almost here. I've been getting used to having a full time job, I'm actually so grateful to have a 9-5 job at the moment, finishing before 10 pm is amazing!

Anyways today I wanted to share with two new products that I've added to my "little" make up collection. The wishlist of make up products is getting pretty bad but I've re-discovered my love for it.

An Outfit from Day to Night featuring Aurate Jewellery

Monday, 24 April 2017

There are some situations that stress me out and one that always stresses me out is when I have to go out straight after work. It's not like you ever have a large amount of time to get ready so somehow you've got to create a new look in a limited time. Now I work in a job where I can dress pretty casual, but I wanted to get in the mind set of if I worked in an environment where you have to look professional (you know the jobs where jeans aren't an option).


For me it's all about changing up your accessories, keep the base of your outfit simple but switch up a few things and you are sure to find a winning outfit. So change your shoes, bag and of course jewellery. I have featured three stunning jewellery pieces from AUrate which are perfect for transitioning your outfit from day to night and make you feel special. I mean a bit of sparkle and immediately you feel a lot better baout any situation.

Day Time




Turning 23...

Monday, 17 April 2017


So on the 8th of April I turned 23 and it's dawned on me that soon I will be in my mid twenties. I feel like it was only yesterday that I was celebrating turning 18! Seriously where had those five years gone. What exactly are you meant to do when you're 23, its kind of a boring age. People keep mentioning that soon you will be getting married and the whole kids thing but why is there such a rush to be grown up. I'm scared as I feel like I'm at an age now where I should get my shit together and actually know what I'm doing. I'm partially getting my life back on track as I've now gone full time at my internship so I've left the retail world finally. Although things are testing me slightly, i.e my car got a cracked windscreen and lost a hubcap in the same week. That's my luck really! Plus April is a bloody busy month for me, so many birthdays to deal with I am broke.

I didn't do anything wild for my birthday hence why no photos were taken, but we had fantastic weather for once and i wasn't working on my actual birthday which was a bonus. I spent the day relaxing with my family and then Ben and I went for dinner at TGI's and both treated ourselves to a drink as it's rare that we get to do that.


Yeah this one was a bit of a random post but I guess it was a catch up, it's nice to just type about life. I hope everyone had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the four day weekend.

Mint and Metallic

Saturday, 25 March 2017





I may have slightly lost the plot and I know my boyfriend will absolutely hate these but I haven't been this excited about buying a pair of shoes (I know how pathetic I sound) in a very long time. Lately I've been pretty boring with my whole 'style' as I'm not happy with my body. Everyone says fashion is about what you want to wear which I completely agree with. However at the end of the day I don't want to draw attention to myself if I hate the way I look. So I've been living in a baggy top and leggings nightmare and I really want to discover my old self again, which means starting to love putting outfits together.


Now I am a shoe girl at heart, I just love them. So I thought I would have a little look on the River Island website randomly and came across these gorgeous metallic mint green loafers and I just couldn't resist. My theory was simple - if I'm wearing dull outfits that I feel rubbish in then I need a jazzy pair of shoes to cheer me up. See a completely justified purchase...
Metallic shoes seem to be everywhere at the moment so I thought I would try a fun way to include the trend into my wardrobe. And with spring on the way I just want to wear some more colour. I've also seen a pair of metallic purple shoes from Primark which I would love to get my hands on.




I'm having a really productive Saturday morning and I'm just so grateful to have weekends off again like normal people. What do you guys think I should pair these shoes with??