Thursday, January 21, 2016

Best Dressed : Golden Globes 2016

I bloody love awards season. 
So. Much. Fashion!

The Golden Globes kicked off the season with a bang and seemingly no end to the list of amazing looks.

My ultimate look of the night went to Amber Heard who looked flawless in Gucci

Lily James looks like she's stepped out of a fairytale with this Marchesa gown. She also wouldn't look out of place on a runway with that supermodel pose. Working the red carpet like a pro(haha)

Emilia Clarke wearing Valentino. I totally tweeted when I first saw this that I couldn't work out whether I loved or hated this and I've decided....I love it! She looks like the leader of a coven.

Amy Adams wearing Atelier Versace. Would this really be a best dressed list by me without an Amy Adams appearance. Okay so I might be a little biased because I'm somewhat obsessed with her but I seriously do love this dress. I love that she is never afraid to rock colour. I love how simple the dress is and yet it still looks totally classy and A List.

Zendaya wearing Marchesa. I don't feel like there are many best dressed lists that Zendaya isn't on. I'm obsessed with how she always manages to pull off classy without dressing older than her age.

Who were your favourites?
Nikki x

Thursday, January 14, 2016

2015 Favourite Products: Face

Primer This Works in transit camera close-up
This is the first year I've really bothered with primers, I just never saw the need. I have, however, accumulated quite the collection over the years. I'm assuming most of them came from beauty subscription boxes. I've tried a fair few this year and whilst I'm still not 100% convinced that it does anything to the longevity of my makeup, this definitely makes a difference to the appearance of my pores. I've been noticing them a lot more around my nose in recent months and this stuff smooths over them so that my foundation doesn't look daft. I'm nearly at the end of my current one but it's definitely on my repurchase list.

Foundation L'Oreal True Match
I hit the jackpot with this foundation. I find it fairly watery (? I'm not sure if that's the word I'm looking for) when you first apply it. It's quite a bit thinner than any of my other foundations. It's fairly lightweight and easy to blend. Then it seems to settle to an almost powder finish. I know I'm not doing the best job at describing it but this is the best foundation I've ever tried and I find myself coming back to it time and time again. I haven't tried it since the packaging changed so I really hope the formula is still the same.

Concealer Kryolan Camouflage Creme DQ1
I'm still not sure what came over me to spend so much money on a concealer. I know this isn't necessarily a 'high end' price, but for me it's a splurge. I think a major part of the reason I love this so much is that it is a palette and so it contains different shades. I can use the lightest shade to brighten around my eyes and then one of the darker shades to cover any redness. It's super convenient for traveling as well because you only need the one product. Add to that the fact that I use the darkest shade in this palette to contour and it's absolutely worth the money.

Powder Rimmel Stay Matte transparent
This oxidises, there's no two ways about that. For that reason, I can only really wear this when I have a tan. Luckily, I've been tanning a lot more this year so I've managed to get a lot of use out of this stuff. I think I've probably only tried three different powders in my whole life so I'm not really an expert but this is amazing. It's only around the £4 mark which is nothing and it sets my makeup for the day.

Blush Emite make up artist colour powder blush 108
I had never heard of this brand before I received this in a Glossybox but it became my new favourite blush after just one use. I would never have gone near anything as brown toned in a shop as I just always veered towards pinks thinking they were the best thing for my porcelain skin. This year has been a massive learning curve for me in terms of experimenting with different shades and not just sticking to what I think works. You never know unless you try it, kids.

What were your favourite face products this year? Also, does anyone have a primer which makes their makeup stay put longer?
Nikki x

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2015 Favourite Products - Eyes

Lashes Urban Decay Perversion
I get bored of mascaras too easily, I have way too many on the go at any one time but I definitely find myself reaching for specific ones more than others. This was my standout through 2015. The fat brush gives loads means you get loads of volume and it is super duper black. I don't use this for my bottom lashes as I find it can smudge but I have no problems with the top lashes.

Liner Maybelline Master Ink Black Matte
I'm definitely more of a fan of kohl but there's a fine line between looking great and looking like you haven't washed your face in a week. For work, liquid seems like the way to go. Some days I think this is too dark on me. It's so black it makes me feel like a goth queen. The main reason for my love is that once it is on, it is not going anywhere. I have oily lids and I find that a lot of liquid liners fade to grey throughout the day...not this one. 

Rimmel Brow This Way Medium Brown
This was a hand me down from my sister but her loss is my gain :) I don't use the gel side (she did the damage to that) but I'm loving the powder. It's really pigmented and lasts all day, even on days when I forget to set it.

What were your favourite eye products of 2015?
Nikki x
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