Monday, 30 November 2015

How to get you're bedroom Christmas ready

I lived away at university in Southampton for three years, this December is my first proper whole December at home, as last year I was away for work. So, I'm determined to soak up every second of the build up to Christmas. Of course, we will decorate our house as we do every year, however to celebrate my new Christmas freedom, I wanted to bring some of the festivity into my bedroom, this would also be great to do if you are living in university halls over Christmas - or maybe you're just a Christmas enthusiast like me...

001 Christmas Bedding - Asda £12! I adore this vintage style bedding from George at Asda, Zoella also has this set I believe, its great quality and there are plenty of designs to get you're paws on

002 Christmas scatter cushion - Asda Obsessed with all things vintage christmas, this santa cushion ticks all the boxes for me! hes currently sold out, but the selection of cushions online is out of this world

004 Red fairy lights - eBay £3.61 I always pick up cheap battery powered fairy lights on eBay they just add that finishing touch

005 Christmas bunting - eBay £4.96 I did'nt want to cover my room in tinsel, so I thought this was a nice little touch 

006 Christmas Cookie Yankee Candle - Boots £21.99 Because no christmas is complete without this candle burning
What have you been doing to get in the festive spirit?

Saturday, 21 November 2015

My technicolour coat of dreams : topshop

Hat, coat & jeans : Topshop
Top & bag : Newlook
Boots : Primark

Every winter I lust over a not very practical coat, I never purchase and then I'm left with the ultimate regret of not having a prized purchase. When this coat hit down in Topshop a few weeks ago I knew I had to have it. its beyond lairy, but would you believe its one of the warmest coats I own. I've been wearing this daily and keeping my bottom half very simple and monochromatic to ensure I don't look like a crazy woman! this was definitely an impulse buy - but a worth while one!

Friday, 20 November 2015

My current christmas wishlist

001 : Laura Mercier Sweet Temptations Crème Brûlée Duet £35
002 : Charlotte Tilbury mini lipstick charms £29
003 : Tiffany initial pendant necklace £140
004 : Black high top converse £48
005 : Pandora laurel wreath ring £55
006 : Kate Spade iPad case £60
007 : Sarah & Bendrix wild at heart print £26
008 : Liz Earle instant boost skin tonic £14.50
009 : Calvin Klein bralette and thong £28, £18

I fear my taste may be getting more expensive every year, I always complain at the first ask of christmas lists that I can't think what I want, but some how I always manage to find something lols. This years christmas list involves alot of high end beauty - If not at christmas then when? and as for this tiffany necklace, its been on my list for years!

What treasures are on you're christmas list this year?


Jeffree star cosmetics velour liquid lipsticks : my new addiction

L-r : Celebrity skin, androgyny, doll parts, masochist, unicorn blood, dirty money


'Doll parts'

I remember exactly when I switched on to liquid lipsticks, I think it was around the time Kylie Jenner started that huge lip craze, and I remember trawling the internet looking for shades of lipstick that could offer a matte coverage to allow me to make my own pout slightly fuller. Now don't judge me here - I can't be the only person who's discovered a lip product and set themself the unspoken task of owning all shades whoops. Jefree star has been on my radar since the myspace era, I remember some pretty rad pictures of him covered in milk and fruit loops, but who would have known he would go on to create one of the greatest lip products my makeup space and face has met. I've previously tried lime crime's velventine matte lip product offering and we just didn't get along - the colour transferred and cracked and just wouldn't stay on my lips. I first purchased 'celebrity skin' from a seller on depop, being an american brand the JS liquid lips are fairly difficult to get over here, for me, it was love at first sight, and I don't believe I've ever had so many compliments on a lipstick before. The formula of these ingenious products is thick and creamy, I like to prep with a bit of vaseline to avoid them sticking to dry patches, and then i apply, the only shade I've had a problem with running wise is unicorn blood, but every other shade doesn't require a lip liner, just a steady hand and some patience. Drying wise these are pretty quick, I can apply this as I'm leaving for work and they will be dry on my lips by the time I get in the car. I can even kiss with these on - result - as theres no colour transfer! the only time I've felt some graininess and struggle was when eating. I've picked up a fair few shades now, its so nice to find a range that offers so many wearable colours - however Jeffree offers some pretty other crazy colours including a bright blue named 'jaw breaker' and a bright white named 'drug lord'. Getting my paws on these has been never been easier thanks to finding a UK website that is selling them now - cocktail cosmetics  , I HAD to share this with you - and my now my collection is growing double whoops. Would you believe I'm reaching for these over mac now!?
Jeffree star is in my life to stay and every payday is seeing a new one of these hit my stash!
What do you think of these?