Monday, 25 November 2013

This month's Photography

So I  thought (aside from beauty) I would start this new monthly feature called "This month's Photography". I pretty much like to take my camera with me everywhere and at the end of the day, I end up with a lot of photos so I thought I would share! 

But before you feast your eyes among some of my pictures I would just like to say I have only recently started this new hobby/ambition so these aren't going to be as good as they could be - I am currently on an ameture. I use a Nikon D3100 dslr camera with the standard 18 - 55mm lense. 

Chichester Catherdral

This was accidental but I thought it looked kinda cool! :3

Please tell me what you think of this new monthly post, and if you have any questions about the photos just leave a comment!

Thanks guys, 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Autumn OOTD

A perfect autumn day called for an outing to the local Starbucks accompanied with my trusty camera and a good friend.

Hoodie - Sports direct
Snood - Primark
Black long sleeved top - New look
Skirt - H&M
Shoes (brogues) - Clarks

My chosen drink for the day was Starbucks Signature Hot Chocolate; as festive as I've been feeling recently I was just really in the mood for a good old hot choc.  But I'm not going to lie, I was so excited to get my first Christmas cup of the year!  I just love the feeling of walking around with a Starbucks in hand.

 Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day - we even had the pleasure to meet some Budgies :3


See you next time

Zoe x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Top 6 autumn lip colours

From left to right - Mac 'Hug me', Revlon lip butter 'Pink truffle', Maybelline Baby lips 'Cherry me', Boots NO 17  lip stain, Revlon lip butter 'Candy apple' and Boots NO 17 'Toffee waffle'

1) Mac in the shade 'Hug me' is a lustre finish so I found this very moisturizing and smooth for a lipstick. It is a dark pinky brown colour which I found quite nice as it makes a nice slightly darker nude lip for fall if you don't want to dive straight in with your dark purples and reds colours. This lipstick has the traditional Mac vanilla scent which blew me off my feet - it really gets me in the autumnal mood, (and is great if you want your lips to smell nice).

2) Revlon lip butter in the shade 'Pink truffle' is very similar to Mac's hug me but it is more on the pinky side with slight berry undertones whilst the Mac is more of a nude lip. I like this one because of the berry undertones and the sheer but highly pigmented finish it gives my lips. 

3) Baby lips in 'Cherry me' this is my favorite edition to the baby lips family, the swatches above show it as a very light dreamy pink but when on the lips it is a actually a darker red/pink colour. I think this because it has quite a sheer finish so your lip colour and the color of your skin does change the overall colour. But I really do love this because it gives you a nice gentle wash off autumn without much effort at all.

4)NO 17 lipstain this is a felt tip like applicator but the thing I like most about this is the colour; it is a classic berry colour, which is just autumn in  nutshell. But the con about this is that it's quite drying, I always take the time to make sure my lips are fully moisturized before applying. And I do tend to find this gathers on your lip after a couple of hours which is a shame.

5) Revlon lip butter in 'Candy apple' is, for me, the perfect classic red color. It has a lovely sheer finish but not so sheer that the pigmentation isn't as good as a full on lip stick. The color is very vibrant and makes a fantastic statement lip color.

6) Boots NO 7 in 'Toffee waffle' is another red colour but similar to Revlons candy apple, but this one is more of a brick red and I think this is such a lovely colour for autumn. Also, it is a matte finish which I prefer in the colder months so this one ticks all boxes in terms of colour. 

Hope this gave you some inspiration 

Zoe x
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

October favourites

Oh my god how is it already November. The concept of time confuses me.

Anyways, here's what I've been loving this month!

First up...

I won't say too much about this product as I am hoping to show you my 'go to' autumn makeup routine in which this shall be featuring. I think it is just a really great natural eyeshadow quad suitable for anyone - beginners to professionals! It has a great pigmentation and the colours are really autumnal and festive :3

This is the powder I use on a daily basis it is by Natural Collection in Boots and all I can say about this product really is that it does the job really well and it's as cheap as chips. 

If you have not heard or seen about the Imperial Leather Foam burst shower gel then oh my. So the thing is with these; you squirt it out and it's like a normal gel and then when you start to rub it onto your body IT TURNS INTO FOAM. I just think that's amazing to be honest. Also these smell amazing, I especially love this sweet vanilla and cherry blossom scent.

If you haven't seen any other of my posts then you wouldn't know that I actually have short hair in a messy kinda style and this is one of the best products i've ever used to style it. It makes a pretty fantastic hairspray whilst adding texture and volume - I love this.  Would definitely recommend if this is what you are looking for. 

This is the cleanser i've been using - Simple foaming cleanser. I have found this to be a really nice soft and gentle cleanser for my acne-prone skin. Probably due to the fact that it doesn't come out as a liquid but it comes out at a gentle foam. I love this because it feels like you are putting clouds on your face (which is adorable). This is definatly a great and simple (excuse the pun) cleanser for sensitive skin. 

Recently I've been listening to 'Counting stars' by Onerepublic and 'Bonfire heart' which is James Blunt's most recent song. 

Hope you guys enjoy this post, thank you so much for taking the time to read

See you next time :)

Zoe x 

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