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.

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0

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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Loving Wireless Festival

Loving Wireless Festival

Sooo ! Last weekend I attended the Wireless Festival, which I will tell you all about in another post.

However, one of my dear friends is a youtube blogger and I was featured in her video all last weekend multiple times so check it out. Hope you enjoy ! 🙂

 

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.

CPRESS x

Graduate Fashion Week: Creative Noise 2016

Graduate Fashion Week: Creative Noise 2016

On Tuesday 7th June, I attended the Ravensbourne Graduate Fashion Show at The Old Truman Brewery.

The catwalk show was absolutely amazing!

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My favourites were the menwears collection and most of the female collections.

The show was upbeat and creativity was flowing down the catwalk. All the collections covered everyone’s style of interest and packed a variety of new ideas to express fashion.

The exhibition itself was incredibly well put together, with each university creating an environment that made their students stand out and thrive. The exhibition it self was situated across the ground & first floor, and not only were university shown, businesses were present hiring graduates to join ASOS, New Look and many more….

It was a great experience to go and see what it was all like, because in the next few years I’ll be graduating. ‘Hopefully!’

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All the names of the Ravensbourne Creative Noise catwalk show are listed below:

Paria Farzaneh

Sibel Atig

Thomas Wulbern

Hannah Page

Claudia Loazia

Cinzia Di Donato

Sophie Cooper

Victoria Daw

Monika Dykiel

Emma Peddie

Fiona Rogers

Farah Kone

Shanice Brown

Eden Loweth

Sophia Rashid

Summer Reads !

Summer Reads !

So summer is finally here and I have finished my first year of university. Even though my summer will be packed up with a varity of events. One of the things I like to do is enjoy some of my favourites books, and relax . So listed are a few favourites picked of the bookself to share with you all 🙂

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So the Divergant series has finally been put into a movie sequel, it needed to be, the books are amazing. If you cant wait that long to find out what happens then the books are worth a read !

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If you enjoy the Hunger Games and the Divergant series then you will love the series by Marie Lu.

The first book of the series is called Legend, which is about two different lives that meet by chance and know nothing about each other. However, one character killed the other persons brother, and that person is out for revenge. 

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Night Owls by Jenn Bennett, is a really cute and amazing summer read. Its got humor, romance and is a unique moving novel.

The book is about a girl called Beatrix meeting a charming and wildy attractive boy named Jack on the night bus. Her world gets turned upside down as she and Jack learn more about each other. 

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Beautiful Disaster By Jamie McQuire, is a must have read, its got it all, from the good girl and bad boy and a imminent disaster. It one of my favourites books, and the rest of the series is just as good ! Its one I read all the time because it’s timeless and addictive.

There are lots of new and exciting books coming out this summer for intance the new Games of Thrones book which I’ll be getting my hands on. At the moment I’m currently reading the the stylist so I’ll update you with a review once I have finished it.

If you like the Games of Thrones series then Prince of Thorns is a must read

If any one has come across any good ones I haven’t heard of before, I’d be more than grateful for comments and I’ll give them a read. 

Have a great summer ! 

 

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 !