Primark Kimono Top

Hello! I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking about summer and summer clothing. In the hot weather I really just like to wear clothes that aren't fussy - just your basic comfy floaty things to keep you cool. But I'm really loving Kimono tops at the moment - and I think they are the perfect things to wear in the warm weather to keep you cool.

Sorry that its a side photo - I uploaded it onto twitter and then for some reason deleted the original! haha idiot..

I actually bought this last autumn from primark for about £12 as i loved the style and the soft colours - its not available anymore but there are plently of kimono style tops around. They are so floaty and feminine and keep you muc cooler than clingy clothes and flatter almost every figure going. Mine is runched slightly in the middle with a detachable belt to pull you in at the waist and give you a bit of shape.

I adre Kimono tops but I seem to be at a bit of a loss with what to wear them with - I seem to resort to leggings or denim!

How would you style a Kimono top? Have you got one yourself?

The Budget Series: 17 Miracle Matte Skin Primer

Hello! I'm starting a new mini quest that I'm calling The Budget Series. I'm getting to a stage where my postgrad fees are going to cost me a small fortune so I really need to tone down my spendage on my make-up. So I'm going to be buying all budget items for a while from now on - and I thought I'd share them all with you! I'm a firm believer in a lot of cheaper makeup being just as good as the luxury brand items (not all of it mind) and think its just a case of finding them amongst all the rubbish items.

For reference - budget in my opinion is an item that is £10 or under. I generally don't run out of all my makeup all at the same time - I think at most its normally two items at once so I think this is reasonable. But for the moment, the cheaper the better!

 17 Mircale Matte Skin Primer

So I was in boots yesterday and noticed that matt face makeup is really the in thing at the moment - there are tons of them, from foundation to face powders. 17 have recently released a new line of matt makeup, with a primer, foundation and face powder in the mix. They are all on offer currently (at the time of writing) for £1 off, so as I am running out of primer I thought I'd try theirs. Full price it is £4.99 but on offer for £3.99 I am coming to the end of my No7 Airbrush Away primer, which comes up at a whopping £19.50. Its not my favourite primer so if the 17 one can beat it I think I will be really happy.


Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream

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I love matt lip colours, and I came across Collection 2000's Cream Puff Lip Creams in Boots the other day. Being super cheap at £2.99 a pop I thought I'd give it a go. I've been after a nice bright summer colour so I chose Fairy Cake (second left), mostly because it was the the colour that appealed to me the most and seemed to be the most popular.

Collection 2000 promise matt rich lip colour that is velvety soft and moisturising on your lips. Matt colours can dry your lips out somewhat so this really appealed to me.

What's In My... everyday make-up

Hello! Because I've been neglecting  you all lately I'm just doing a quick post on my everyday makeup. It does vary slightly from day to day but the idea is mostly the same - mostly very neutral. I wear this a lot to work and sometimes interchange for heavier eyes or darker lip colours. I generally use a mix of high street and luxury brands, because sometimes high street items are just as good as the luxury ones (sometimes better...)

Aaand the products are....



Hello! I'm really sorrry I haven't been posting recently, I have been super super busy with finishing up uni and its taken up a lot of my time..

So what have I been doing?

I got the results back for my dissertation...

And I got a 2.1 (not bad)

I had my mum's birthday..

And I bought her some pretty goodies and made these lovely cakes!

I'm also in the middle of finishing my recent project where I have published a new book, so when the prototype turns up I will show you all, and I'm in the middle of setting up a new blog and website for my photo portfolio (which is what I do when I'm not blogging on beauty)


Dior Mascara Boxset Giveaway Winner

Hi guys! Thanks to everyone who entered my competition for a Dior mascara boxset!

Unfortunately there can only be one winner and the winner is...

Soph @ http://sophsstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

Congrats Soph! Check your email supplied for more details.

Sorry to everyone that didn't win but I will be doing another giveaway in the near future for you all!

(please note the numbers after the name correspond to how many entries recieved - max 3)

Enjoy your dior goodies Soph!

Coming up: more posts of my all time favourites & a few new goodies!