28 July 2013

Max Factor Hazel Brow Pencil

(Excuse the gross dry skin! And the fact I chose to take these pictures on a minimal make up day!)
 Max Factor Brow Pencil In Hazel £4.99

I don't normally buy from Max Factor. It's just not a brand I  gravitate towards to for some reason but when I was in Boots with my friend Alice she recommended this brow pencil to me. The thing that sold it for me was that when I swatched it I saw the colour is completely free from nasty orange tones. I also liked the handy brush on the end but annoyingly on the writing as rubbed off on my old pencil. Some high street brands (but we won't mention names will we now, MUA?) claim a colour is for blondes when it's in fact pure ginger. I often use this pressing down quite hard for a darker colour but it can be used lightly for a more natural look. The texture of this brow pencil is quite hard put personally I love this. Pencils that are too waxy are difficult to work with, smudge everywhere and don't last all day.

Have you tried this? What's your favourite brow products?

17 July 2013

Nail Obsession:Filthy Gorgeous- Tea Bird

As most of you probably know I'm not a massive nail varnish person. I feel like the only blogger who isn't sometimes! Although I do always wear it I don't find it particularly excitng and I would never spend money on a new nail varnish. I own a fair few polishes but almost all of them have been gifts and the one I'm showing you today is no exception
Sorry for the messy painting! 

Filthy Gorgeous isn't a brand I'd heard of before but last year I received a set of their nail varnish from a friend. To be honest I was a little dismissive at first as the packaging (that I threw away- sorry!) looked a little cheap. But I'd wanted a summery pastel blue for ages so as soon as Spring hit I tried this colour out which is called Tea Bird. Oh my god is it gorgeous! It's such a pretty light blue colour and I've had lots of compliments on it, especially at work.

It gets better though. Not only is the colour perfect it has a great formula too. It needs to coats but the coats dry so fast that it's really quick to do. I put three coats on, which I'm normally far too lazy to do, and it didn't take much longer at all. When I had three coats on and a layer of Seche Vite top coat I got two and a half weeks wear out of it!! I'm normally the person that chips their nails after the first day despite doing zero manual work. So I was very very impressed when there was only minimal chipping after two weeks.

What shows how much I love the colour and staying power is that I've worn it for two months straight. Two whole months! All the other pretty coral, pink and mint polish shades are sitting unloved now. And I can't see that changing in the future!

Filthy Gorgeous can be purchased from Feel Unique for £9. 

12 July 2013

My First OTTD: Ibiza

I just got back from Ibiza! (Yes, I did have the Venga Boys song for the whole trip). It was an absolutley amazing trip and I have fallen in love with Ibiza. It was so hot, the sky was so blue and the sea was so clear. I went with my parents to the more family friendly side of the Island away from all the parties so we had a relaxed holiday with lots of sunbathing and swimming in the sea but my Mum and I went parasalling which was really out our comfort zone but incredible.

Crop Top- Topshop
Maxi Skirt- Primark
Converse- Schuh
Bag- Mulberry (fake-shhh)
Daisy Hair Band-  Primark
Aviator Sunglasses- Primark
Nails- Filthy Gorgeous in Tea Bird
Bracelet- Thailand

Anyway enough of me rambling about my holiday, on to the outfit of the day. This is my first ever one because I don't consider myself very fashionable and I'm very insecure about my figure but you gotta push yourself sometimes.

I took these pictures we went on a day trip to the old town in Ibiza town which is a beautiful place. I acctually regretted wearing this outfit because I was far too hot in it. It was nice to wear Summer clothes again though- they usually only getting an outing once a year when I go abroad. The bracelet I wore was actually from last years holiday in Thailand which I got after an elephant ride (coincidentally I was actually wore this exact outfit!) and conveniently elephants are in fashion at the moment, at least I think.