Monday, 30 June 2014

FASHION: Evans Summer Clothes (+jewellery) Haul

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Summer Clothes Haul

Here are some bits I have gotten over the last couple months, in preparation for the warmer weather. If you live in London, you'll know it has been pretty lovely, a bit muggy but bright.I purchased these items from plus size retailer Evans. I think the majority of my clothes come from there. When shopping at Evans I tend to only shop online, because there is more variety and more chances of getting the items I want. My local Evans always runs out of my size really quickly. And doing it online means I can get it delivered to my door and have the option to get a discount. So continue on reading to see what I got.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Artist of the Week - The Rocket Summer

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Source: Google Images

It's that time of the week again.  So without further ado, artist of the week goes to *drum roll please* The Rocket Summer.


Source: Google Images
WOW! My blog turned 4 yesterday. It doesn't feel like it's been that long.

My blog was something that I started randomly. My friend Stevie (one half of the velvet epidemic) was actually the reason I started blogging. I'd wanted to start a blog for a while, but just never did it. Stevie had started up a blog of her own and gave me the confidence to go for it. So this blog started as a place for me to share my passion for make up. It has since become somewhere for me to share a whole lot more. It's a very big part of my life that I love very much.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

MAKEUP: Aero Volume Mascara

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 Aero Volume Mascara - £5

I seem to be left quite underwhelmed with mascaras at the moment. They have all these big promises in the ads, but never live up to the hype. But I'm always on the hunt for the next best thing. Continue on to see my thoughts and before and after photos. 

Monday, 23 June 2014

EVENT: Paul and Joe

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Last week I got to go and check out some products from Parisian make up brand Paul and Joe. I’d never heard of this make up brand before. But that’s no surprise there, because I tend to stick to specific brands. As you may have come to know if you've read my blog for a while that I don’t change up things very often. But unbeknownst to me after doing my research, I had seen some of their products via other bloggers. In particular the lipstick with the kitten head.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Song of the week: When Your Heart Stops Beating by +44

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I think my music posts will go up on a Sunday from now on.

So song of the week is -  "When Your Heart Stops Beating" by +44 (plus 44).

Thursday, 19 June 2014

FASHION: River Island Zip Trim Messenger Bag

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I finally popped my River Island bag cherry. I've always wanted a River Island bag but I found their bags kinda pricey. And I also heard bad reviews from friends, but I always like to try things out for myself.

I had to recycle some photos from my BBQ OOTD post. Because I was super unhappy with the full length pics I took for this post.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

MAKEUP: Gift with purchase

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Big and Curvy Mascara
Eye Definer Liner

A while back The Body Shop were doing a deal where if you spend a certain  amount you got a mascara and eyeliner for free.

Band of the week: Evanescence

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This is last weeks band of the week, dunno why this didn't go up. I've been having quite the throwback the last few weeks. And Evanescence has been on repeat a lot. Listening to them takes me back to my emotional teens lol.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Constructive Criticism

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What makes a good blog? It's always something I've been curious of. Because there are blogs I follow and wonder why they don't have way more followers. I'd love to know what people's opinions are on what makes a good blog?

Monday, 9 June 2014

SHARE THE LOVE: Blogger style

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I did a YouTube version of this early last year. You can read that here. Now it's time for the bloggers. I randomly picked some of my faves. There are so many more but if I wrote about them all we'd be here all day.

In this awfully judgmental world, people are too quick to throw negativity at people. It's always nice to pay it forward and give credit where it's due. So let's get this show on the road.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

NAILS: Avon Opal Top Coat

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I was super excited to try this top coat. In the pictures it looked so so so so pretty.

Unfortunately this product is not what I thought it would be. And here's where I have to be a negative nelly, but for brands to keep improving they need honest opinions from their consumers, right?

Thursday, 5 June 2014

SKINCARE: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Sun Care

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As the weather is heating up (sort of) we need to make sure we protect our skin. I am gonna be honest, I don't tend to wear SPF unless it's already in my make up or skin care. I think the last time I went out of my way to wear sun care was when I went to Egypt in 2011.

Song of the week: Fancy by Iggy Azalea

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I wouldn't say I'm an Iggy fan, but I did enjoy her first single ALOT. I haven't really been feeling her other releases much. But as soon as the video dropped for her single "FANCY" I was hooked. The song is super catchy, I find myself signing the chorus all the time. The voice behind the chorus is Charli XCX. I got the pleasure of seeing Charli XCX open for Paramore last year.

Monday, 2 June 2014

COPYCAT MAKEUP: Kendall Jenner

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I love when I can look at someones make up and be completely inspired. Scrolling through Instagram I came across this image of Kendall Jenner. Her make up was so simple yet she looked absolutely gorgeous. And I just had to recreate it. I posted my take on the look on my Instagram page. Now I am gonna show you what I used to do it.

 Luckily I had some random gems in my make up kit, that were perfect for the look. And the same colour. I used them previously in my Carnival look.

Keep reading to find out how I recreated this look.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

NAILS: Barry M Gelly Hi Shine wishlist

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How did I not know that Barry M had extended their gel polish range? To be fair I have been trying to ease off buying polishes. And the collection looks like it's doubled. This is dangerous. And gosh I just want so many. I did a several posts on theses polishes last year, you can see the collective post on them here.

But I wanted to show you some of the shades that I am lusting after. Which is pretty much all of them.