Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Outfits // Golden Rutile Quartz

Yes, these outfit photos were taken in front of Snowdonia - my family and I had the prettiest view from our cottage in Anglesey while on holiday.

What I'm Wearing:
Top // H&M
Skirt // eBay
Kimono // Forever 21
Boots // Topshop
Necklace // Gemporia*
Watch // eBay

The weather was lovely, so I could go tights-less plus lightweight. This is a pretty monochrome look, but I think the chevron kimono plus the scalloped edged skirt makes it summer appropriate. To finish the outfit off, I featured this gorgeous necklace. The stones are golden rutile quartz which makes it ever so slightly pink with little flecks of golden colour throughout it, and I adore it! I don't love huge statement necklaces on me, and this one is so eye-catching and really adds something to the outfit without being big and loud. I think it looks perfect with high necked tops and dresses, which is how I've chosen to style it twice now.

Look forward to another outfit post taken in Wales soon, and a big post of my holiday, complete with many photos!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons, An Obsession

They've been featured in multiple Monthly Favourites, one colour has had its own post, I wear them in most of my outfit posts, but I still can't stop talking about them. I seem to have a little bit of an obsession with the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons; specifically in shades Plum Russian, Fuchsia Libre and Red Sunrise.
(top to bottom) Fuchsia Libre, Red Sunrise, Plum Russian

There are two other colours in the collection, but I'm not a big fan of oranges on me so haven't picked up Orange Punch, and I'm not 100% sold on Peach On The Beach (my sister has this so I've given it a shot) as I think it's too pale for me. However, I do really love the colours I own.

Plum Russian is by far my favourite of the bunch and is the one I reach for the most. I think it would be a good option for those who want to transition into wearing darker lips, as the plum colour is darker than your average lipstick, but is sheer so isn't so in-your-face. I wear this most days, and I think it looks amazing with bronze eyes.

Fuchsia Libre and Red Sunrise are quite similar but, as the names suggest, Red Sunrise is more of a red toned pink while Fuchsia Libre is more blue toned. I like both colours but I do think I suit Fuchsia Libre more. It also makes your teeth look whiter! Similarly to Plum Russian, I think these would be a good option for those who want to venture into bright lipsticks without being too bright.

The formula of these are all really great. I find them moisturising and they feel really nice on the lips and not at all sticky. They can be swept on for a sheer wash of colour, or built up to create a more opaque finish. They are glossy, but I don't think they look over the top at all, and there isn't any glitter or shimmer in them. They are also really long lasting on me. The gloss wears off in a couple of hours but I find the colour fades gradually so I am left with it for a good 4-6 hours.

Clearly I love these to bits. Have you tried any of the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons?

P.S. I can never tell if Red Sunrise and Red Island are meant to be different colours. I've personally never seen Red Island in a shop but it is on the Boots website. So, if you know, please tell me!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Review // The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil

As I mentioned nearly a month ago, I purchased The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. After using it since then, I have my thoughts to share!

Well, I love it. There. Just kidding.

This cleanser is brilliant - I squeeze out a pump onto my hands and massage it into my face, paying extra attention to the mascara coated lashes. Then, once all of the makeup is broken down and I look like I have Bucky Barnes' eye makeup on, I wipe it off with a washcloth and warm water. My makeup is then virtually gone, leaving my face squeaky clean!

Like most people, I was dubious about using an oil on my face as I had never done so before, and also because I hate the feeling of greasy hands - eek. But, it doesn't feel greasy at all, and is silky feeling, as the name suggests. It also doesn't irritate my eyes which gives it a big thumbs up from me, as my eye get irritated a lot. Although suitable for all skin types, I would personally recommend it to fellow dry skinned gals, as it makes my face feel all smooth and plump afterwards.

Previously to this cleansing oil, I used the Garnier Micellar Water. While I still like this, and it does remove my makeup well, I find the oil just does it so much faster, and with less waste from numerous cotton pads. Plus, you only need a tiny amount to remove an entire face worth's of makeup, so I can tell it will last ages! It is also well worth the money, priced at £10.

I now really look forward to taking my makeup off - what do you think?