Festivals 2017 – The ‘No Makeup’ Makeup Look

One of the biggest fashion looks I saw at Coachella was the boho look. I’m so happy it’s making a come back! Time for rustic, floral prints, loose fitting dresses, short denim shorts and loose, wavy hair. It’s all about naturalness. The “I woke up like this” vibe. As if you rolled out of bed, selected the first piece of crumpled up clothing from your floordrobe and waltzed out of the front door, glowing and glorious. Except in reality, it’s a carefully calculated look, pairing the right print with the right accessories and the right makeup. But in my opinion, the right makeup is the ‘No Makeup’ Makeup look.

Foundation Techniques: Which Applicator is Best?

I’m going to apply foundation onto my face 8 times, because I’m genuinely curious as to which technique comes out on top. I’ll be using 2 foundations; my absolute holy grail foundation (Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Foundation) and a foundation I have several issues with (L’Oreal Infallible 24hr Matte Foundation). I’ll be using four techniques for each; classic finger blending, the beauty blender, brushing with a traditional foundation brush and using an oval brush.

The Beach Edit: The Products I Use After Scuba Diving

If you’ve read the title of this, I’ll be amazed if you decide to read on. So let me explain. You can thank the lovely Katie at Turn Loose the Swans for giving me the idea to do this post. She asked me what products I use post diving, as she needed some advice as to what products are best to be used after going to the beach. When I’m diving, I’m spending up to 50 minutes under water in salt-water lochs, and to top it off, I’m pulling my hair under a tight, neoprene hood and pressing a secure mask over my face and nose. The little areas of my face left exposed have to endure some pretty cold water. I’m also outside all day in all weather conditions so as far as extremes go, I’m pretty much the pinpoint! It takes a lot to avoid damaging my skin and hair, and so certain products must be used! So, although most of you may not be going to absolute extremes like I do, this may help you to keep your hair and skin in top shape after a full day of sand and seawater!

February Favourites

Yes, I am a little late to the bandwagon on this one. Trying to fit in uni and blogging is such a hard life! But I am finally here with my favourite products from last month, and intend to show them in all of their glory! (That I can somehow portray through a phone camera and limited photography skills…)

Review: e.l.f cosmetics (new makeup haul)

e.l.f is a brand that’s had me curious for a while now, so I decided to get a haul of stuff when all of my basics ran out (by that I mean I ran out of foundation). There was also speak of a free gift if you spent over £25, so I was sucked in good and well by that point! e.l.f has come across to me as a luxury brand, so I was pleasantly surprised to find I could get not just a foundation, but also a primer, concealer and felt-tip style eyeliner (which I’ve needed for ages!) for just over £25. When combined with the free gift, the value for money was fantastic!