Beauty & The Beast ….

Beauty & The Beast ….

My Day Entails……

Being in love with the new adaptation of Beauty & The Beast.

It feels in forever since the last time I watched the old version, but it wasn’t long until I found myself internally singing along to the new one.

It truly was a spectacular film filled with amazing performances throughout, especially by Emma Watson. Who plays Belle’s role, exactly how you would imagine a Disney princess.

Towards the end of the film, I found myself nearly about to stand and give applause, then remembered where I was. (Cough Cough…. Seriously I nearly just did that)

But for a Disney fan, the film is definitely not a disappointment especially if Beauty & The Beast is one of your favourites like it is mine.

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Cover designed and created by myself.

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The Summer of bareMinerals

The Summer of bareMinerals

bareMinerals is my go to makeup because it works great with sensitive skin and doesn’t dry my skin out. This is my basic summer kit for still looking fresh and ready to dance the night away !

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Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense SPF 30

The Primer is great for protecting your skin with its SPF 30 protection in the formula as it gives you a defence against the sun. Also the BB cream is tinted so before you apply your foundation it reduces the appearance of uneven skin tone and imperfections.

I find the primer to be creamy and a great base for my foundation, being a very fair person having the tinted primer helps with the fact that I don’t need to apply lots of foundation afterwards.

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Well-Rested Face and Eye Brightener

I personally use the face and eye brightener to cover the inner corner and under the eyes to get rid of dark circles, you can also use the product to brighten up your complexion to give it a fresh face glow.

MATTE SPF 15 Foundation

The Matte foundation is long lasting and gives an even coverage that looks natural and doesn’t feel clumpy or cakey. I am a regular user of this foundation and haven’t used anything else in years, it doesn’t affect my skin or dry it out.

Full Flawless Application Face Brush

The versatile Flawless brush feels medium soft on the skin, I personally have softer brushes which I prefer because there not as scratchy.

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I have had the rosy gold selection from bareMinerals for a while and have really got into using it, using it a lot over the summer I’ve found that their eye shadows can create multiple looks and are long lasting making your eyes even more defining.

However they don’t have the same packaging (as shown in the photographs) anymore, but it you click on the names of the products it will take you to the bareMinerals page where you can choose your own shades.

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August 6’s

August 6’s

July has been and gone and now it’s August, so here are a few of my favourite items or things this month.

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1.  Suicide Squad. 

I have waited to see this movie since last year, and it was so worth the wait. It was completely amazing and exceeded my expectations.

It was totally badass….

Check out the soundtrack because it is mint !

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2.  Apple Watch 

So this week I bought an Apple Watch and I love it.

The product is convenient, easy to keep you updated on the go, and useful.

It’s a watch to the extreme.

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3.  Urban Renewal Vintage Surplus Black Harrington Jacket 

So over the past couple of months, I wanted a jacket that I could throw on and wear, look stylish and one that would match most of my collection.

I know bomber jackets are in but I wanted something slightly different.

So last week ladies and gentlemen I have found it…

This Harrington jacket from Urban Outfitters not only looks great, it’s an easy jacket to pair with outfits and it’s also renewal fashion.

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4.  Fashion’s September Issues 

This month the fashion magazines release the September issues, these are the ones that release what to wear for next season.

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5.  L’OREAL Brow Artist Shaper 

I bought the Brow Artist Shaper because it’s easy to use and has two sides. One where you can fill in your eyebrows, or two just shape them if you’re running late or can’t be bothered but still need to do something with them.

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6.  Sunshine Yellow Vest Top

It’s a small item but it brightens up my wardrobe for the summer.

Hope everyone enjoyed the post and is having a great summer ! 🙂

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Travelling In Style Guide

Travelling In Style Guide

Summer brings us great adventures and memories we will always have with us. But the lead up to a great holiday or weekend break means packaging and planning. As a person that tends to do this a lot, whether it be travelling to London and back or flying I have to pre-plan because otherwise, I forget.

Trust me I’m awful, here are few stories just in case you don’t believe me. Once I packed last minute and forgot to pack shoes yes shoes, the only pair I had was the ones I left home in. Another incident is I have a tendency to forget my toothbrush. This happens at least nearly every time because I leave it out last minute to pack. However, it never makes it in their last minute. So a number of times I have had to buy a new one in a panic at the airport.

So to avoid any stories relating to mine I’ve come up with packing tips, useful information to keep you stylish and on trend but also practical.

Before Packing:

Plan.

Create a checklist of items you want to take.

Make an itinerary of what you are going to wear for day and evening.

This way, it makes it easy when packing, knowing you have the right amount of clothing. However, always take a few more options, because for me I always change my mind.

The trend this summer, is slip dresses, geometric, stripes, chunky sandals, scalloped hem bikini, tops with exaggerated sleeves, graphics bags, lace-up flats, denim with patches, bomber jackets, pastels, metallics and underwear is outerwear.

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Rather than buying a whole new wardrobe, get out all of your summer clothes, look what is on trend and see if you have still got things that are similar. Then if there’re a few things you want to make more on trend or need to replace it’s more achievable.

However, for the upcoming season, it’s all about making sure you match the right colours. With having Emerald & Gold, Yellow & Chocolate, Russet & Claret and Purple & Navy. Also red, white and black are colour schemes popping up more often in the new campaigns.

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Check technology, check that you have got the music you want on there, movies and books. Because I have been that person trying to do it last minute, it’s not fun.

Packing:

Pack plenty of layers, for if it gets chilly in the evening or to cover up from the sun. As a person who the sun doesn’t like, I find taking linen shirts covers me from the sun but also doesn’t overcook me.

Pack comfortable shoes along with flats, sneakers, sandals that you could dress up and the comfy going-out heels.

Wear comfy slip on trainers shoes especially when leaving for the airport there easy to come off.

When packaging shoes amongst clothing keep them in your dust bags, because you don’t want dirty shoes in with your nice clean clothes.

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Pack a small emergency kit, that can travel in your suitcase then put into your purse once on arrival. This kit can be personalised, but in mine, it has things that I will always need.

Such as plasters, hair bands, Bobby pins, perfume, hand cream, sun cream, lip balm, small hair brush, lady things, mints, ibuprofen and hand sanitiser.

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Toiletries are an important thing.

Take two bags one for your toiletries and one for makeup they don’t have to be big bags just to separate it a bit.

Take the travel sizes of your products, so then once you’re there you can bin it which leaves more room for bringing back gifts and clothes ! But remember to pack toiletries in plastic bags just in case they leak.

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Packing Hand Luggage:

Hand luggage, take what you need. So for me, it’s my iPhone, iPad, Mac (sometimes), camera, purse, passport, headphones, sunglasses, reading glasses, book, charger and a travel notebook so I can store some of my mementoes in there so I don’t lose them. Also, I usually take with me sweat pants and extra thick socks, because usually it gets really cold and it’s nice to have something comfortable to wear for a long flight.

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Travel Outfit & Random Tips: 

Remember customs, so no tweezers, anything over 100ml.

Also, you have to take belts, jewellery, watches, coats or jackets off. So I simply recommend wearing just your watch and pair your outfit off with a scarf so that it’s easy to take off.

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Random Tips:

  1. Some people customise their luggage with stickers which I think looks really cool and effective. However, if you don’t want to stick stickers everywhere stick them on your travel notebook.
  2. I’ve just found out if you put tumble dryer sheets in your luggage it will keep your clothes smelling fresh.
  3. If your packing certain jackets or coats wear them to the airport so that you have more room and remember the weight limit !

 

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Hope you have a great summer and safe journey where ever your plans take you.

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My Daily Products

My Daily Products

As a person with sensitive skin I have to use products that don’t irritate, so these are a list of products that I use daily for different things.

When it comes to beauty products I have to be careful due to having sensitive skin, the product I use is BareMinerals Powder, it is a light product and not heavy where you can feel it sitting on the skin. I use MAC powder, blusher and mascara, which are nice simple products to use. 

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So my number one main product is E45 cream, there are a variety of different products from their range for all skin types. I personally use the normal lotion, the shower cream and the nourish & restore body lotion, because it feels velvety on the skin. For the days that I need a little more, I use their original lotion that helps restore my natural skin balance.

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I love body sprays and perfumes but I will always use and buy Hollister Solana Beach spray, Victoria Secret Champagne and Strawberry. 

My favourite perfumes are the Moschino perfume Fresh Couture, Gucci Gulity range and the new one I want is the Juniper Sling by Penhaligon’s, because it smells of Gin ‘n’ Tonic !

 

 

The Wonders In My Bag !

The Wonders In My Bag !

Hidden within the mysterious designer forest is a Mulberry Bag filled with wonders, which is a nice way to say filled with a lot of junk ! But then again one person’s junk is another gal’s treasure !

Personally, I am a person who dislikes carrying around too much stuff, so within my bag all you will find is the bare esstainals !

Mulberry is one of my favourite designer brands, so this bag is one of my must haves because it’s just so beautiful !

The need for a larger purse, because it holds all those point cards ! Because lets be honest they take up most of the space…

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My most important item is my phone !

It holds everything from social media, music, books and tube map ! Oh, and to contact people …

As a naturally clumsy person I drop things, even though I don’t intend to it just jumps out of my hands !

So this time, for my phone I brought the survivour core case, and it has saved its life multiple times !!

The luck doesn’t stop there !

I also need reading glasses, but I can pull off the look with these Karl Lagerfeld frames, because let’s face it they are pretty cool ! 

You will always find me with a pair of  headphones in my bag, because you never know when you’ll need them ! Could be traveling, getting to work or just because you love music. 

Beats are my go to set, they are noise cancelling and a pair of headphones that are actually comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I have tried wireless headphones before but I always forget to charge them up and end up still using the cable, so that’s why I’ve got the Beats Solo. 

I never leave without a pair of Sunglasses, because you never know when you need to shade the haters ! 

Or to hide a bad make-up day, I sometimes use them just to hold my hair back from my face, don’t judge I have really long hair. 

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My favourite fragrance is the MOSCHINO Fresh Couture, because it’s the coolest thing ever.

With me, I always have a small fragrance rolling around my bag ! Because you always need to smell fabulous !

I always need a pen & paper no matter where, because I am fed up with losing paper and stuff floating around my bag !

So having a nice set keeps me from losing it.

Moisturising cream & Vaseline

I suffer from sensitive skin so I always in need of hand cream. So I usually carry around E45 cream because it’s the only one that doesn’t irritate. Vaseline you always need that !

Hairbands, Hair Slides & Hair comb

As a person with extremely thick and long hair, I always need these items to sort out the mess of my hair !

The cute Spiral Hair Toggle are from Sweaty Betty and come in a pack of 5, the other 3 are summer bright colours ! 

Last but not least the iPhone charger ! 

Hope you enjoyed this post, the links to some of the products are listed below,

Thank you for viewing.

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The Survivor Core Case:

https://griffintechnology.com/intl/device/iphone/survivor-core-for-iphone-6

Spiral Hair Toggle 5pk:

http://www.sweatybetty.com/activity/workout/multi-spiral-hair-toggle-5pk/

E45 Hand Cream:

http://www.e45.co.uk/our-products/adults/everyday-hydration/e45-hand-cream/

Swarovski Pen:

http://www.swarovski.com/Web_GB/en/15/category/Accessories/Pens.html