Etsy find | Birthday present idea

Today I have a bit of a different post for you guy’s. It was one of Lucy and I’s friends eighteenth birthday this week so we wanted to get her something special for the occasion. We knew we wanted some sort of jewellery rather than chocolate or something as it’s more special and sentimental. 

After deliberating over a few different options we decided on a bracelet as our friend isn’t much of a necklace wearer and decided we wanted something with either her birthstone on or ‘18’ since that’s how *young* she was turning. 

Maybelline fit me concealer | Review

I’ve been testing this concealer out for the past few months now and it’s safe to say I really like it - I’m on my second tube already. The packaging is nothing to be wowed over but it’s the product inside that counts. The concealer itself is quite a liquid-y consistency which makes it easy to blend which is why I love to use this concealer under my eyes and around my nose as it’s light and natural so it doesn’t crease or look to heavy but still has really good coverage - I use the real techniques contour brush to apply it. I have used it as a blemish concealer also and really liked the semi-matte finish it gave but with enough coverage to cover up my spots, however due to my oily skin it didn’t last throughout the day unlike my MAC pro long wear concealer which I also love. If you are going to use this concealer as a blemish concealer I would recommend putting some on the back of your hand before applying it for otherwise the bacteria from the blemishes will sit in the doe-foot applicator and be spread around your face, creating more blemishes. The shade range isn’t the greatest for this concealer - my local Boots only stocks four shades, two for fair skin tones and two for medium skin tones although there are six shades total. I wear shade 20 of the ‘fair’ skin tone range which is incredibly yellow, although this is great for me as I have very yellow undertones in my skin anyway for someone like Lucy who has pink-ier undertones it wouldn’t work although she also has fair skin. That being said it’s very affordable priced at £5.99, blends really nicely and has good coverage for a high street concealer. Maybelline is fast becoming one of my favourite high street brands along with Rimmel as I’ve also been enjoying Maybelline mascaras and the colour tattoos a lot recently also.

Have you tried the fit me concealer? If so what do you think of it?

~ Jade xx

Summer overview | 2013

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Life has been pretty crazy at the moment. I had a very busy summer, going on holiday, days out and seeing family. I have been meaning to do a post for a long time but just haven’t got around to it!

So today I thought I would just share a few pictures of the last few months with you.

Look out for some autumn themed posts over the next few weeks!

Me and Jade on my birthday in June.

Me on the night bus at the Harry Potter studios in London.

Face of the day | 14.09.13

Products used:

MAC paint pot - painterly
MAC eyeshadow - omega
Sleek blush - rose gold
Rimmel natural bronzer - 021 sun light

Since it’s beginning to get colder in England now I feel as though it’s appropriate to bring back one of my favourite makeup products - berry red lipstick. This one from Rimmel is one of my favourites as it’s long lasting since it’s a matte formula, highly pigmented and very affordable. The only thing I don’t like about it is if you have dry lips - which is common throughout the colder months - it amplifies that so sometimes I like to put a lip balm on underneath to prevent my lips looking overly dry.

What’s your favourite product for the colder months?

~ Jade xx

Ten ways to survive college

It’s that time of year again where the people still *unlucky enough* to be in education go back to school, college or university. Lucy and myself went back to college last week - which will explain the lack of blogging recently - and noticed all the first years walking around looking a little lost and a little scared at being in a new place that’s a much bigger campus than they’re used to and more people than they’re used to. Moving from secondary school can be daunting because not only are you moving to a new place with new people but quite often you leave some of your friends behind that act as your comfort blanket because they’ve chosen a different college to you. Lucy and I were quite lucky in that sense and the majority of our friends all chose the same college but for those that don’t have that comfort finding new friends a place you ‘fit in’ can be hard. I have devised and ten step list to help those of you that may be changing schools or transitioning from school to college or even college to university to help you survive. I definitely could’ve benefitted from a list like this so I hope it helps some of you.

1. Talk to new people

Don’t be shy and scared like I was, college is a great place to meet new people who are interested in the same things as you since you get to chose your subjects yourself. Put yourself out there and don’t be afraid - they won’t bite.

2. Get a locker.

I love my locker. That may sound a little weird but when you have to carry around three subject books along with reference books and unit booklets a locker becomes your best friend. Not all college’s have them available but if yours does then I highly suggest you get yourself one.

Photography information

Canon 600D with 18-55mm lens, Canon 24mm lens or Sigma 70-300mm lens. Canon EOS M with 18-55mm lens or Canon 24mm lens. Any edited photos are edited using Photoshop CS6. Picture source is given for any photo used that is not directly ours.