05 February 2013

How To: Red Lip

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Ah the classic red lip! So many fashion and beauty icons have dazzled us on screen with their scarlet lips mixed with an air of class, sexiness and a hint of danger.  This is one beauty trend that never goes out of style, looks misplaced or dates!  It works amazingly well on everyone, you just need to find a shade that suits you!  Below is, in my humble opinion, how to achieve a perfect red lip!


What you will need:


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1.Lip Balm  
2.Lipliner (neutral or red)  
3.Red Lipstick of your choice 
Tip! If you are super pale and cant find a shade you like, maybe go for a deep fuschia

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First start with exfoliated and moisturised lips

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Then line your lips with your chosen liner.  If you choose a red one make sure it matches the shade of your lipstick!

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Then I usually fill in the rest of my lips with the lipliner but you can skip this step if you so wish


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Then cover your lips with lipstick either straight from the bullet or for a more precise application use a lip brush!

Tip! For longevity, blot the first layer of lipstick then re-apply another coat of lipstick! It really does work!!

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This is how I've learnt to perfect a Red lip on myself but this method can be used with any shade of lipstick that you wish!

Which tips have you mastered when you apply your lipstick??

Love xx

p.s. I bought a new camera when I was in South Korea so I hope the pictures are a much better quality now!

28 January 2013

Australian Bucket List

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As you read this I am probably going to be in the air somewhere above Europe, Africa or Asia.  I've been thinking about all the wonderful opportunities I will be exposed to while 'Down Under' and these are a few things that I want to do while I'm in Australia! 

1. Dive the great barrier reef

2. Visit an Aborigine tribes

3. Play a digaridoo

4. Learn to throw a boomerang

5. See an Opera at the Sydney Opera house

6. Learn (or at least try) to surf

7. Meet (and maybe eat) a Kangaroo!

8. Go to Penguin Island

9. Try a Tim Tam slam


And a few things I DON'T want to happen

1. Encounter any sort of deadly animal! Especially snakes and spiders!!

2. Get skin cancer from the massive ozone hole (SPF50 will be my new best friend!)


This list is by no means exhaustive so if you have been to or live in Australia, then please let me know a few of your highlights and what else you think I should go to see and do!


Love xx

24 January 2013

That awkward moment when....

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....you arrive in Glasgow with 2 pairs of shoes and leave with 7.  


Zara sandal high heel


Zara sandal high heel

Zara // was £39.99 now £16.99


Zara flat studded shoes

Zara flat studded shoes

Zara // was £39.99 now £19.99


Zara flat spike tartan shoes

Zara flat spike tartan shoes

Zara // £29.99


Nine West Heel boots

Nine West Heel boots

Nine West // was £155 now £29


Sam Edelman Lorissa heel shoe

Sam Edelman Lorissa heel shoe

Sam Edelman // was £205 now £105


So as you can see I've been living up to my name...but I'm soo happy with my purchases!  The January sales are my time to shop for all the clothes, shoes, accessories etc that I will need all year so I allow myself to go a little crazy before I start saving the rest of the year.  I cannot remember the last time I bought something full price- I always wait for sales or have used my student discount (usually both LOL).  It has been my method for a few years now and has really worked for me! 

What are your money saving tips? Do you love shoes as much as I do?

Love xx

14 January 2013

International Student

So its official...I'm moving to Sydney!!

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I'm going to be doing a leadership course at Hillsong College- its a year long and I'm super excited to be able to travel and spend a year abroad!  Admittedly I'll miss my friends and family very much but I've always loved travelling and cant wait to see what living 'Down Under' is like!

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More updates to come soon!

Love xx

Ebay listings

Hello loves!

MAC Immortal Flower and MAC Modern Mandarin


Just to let you know that I'm selling 2 blushes from the 2012 MAC 'Tres Chic' collection on my Ebay store.  Modern Mandarin(L) and Immortal flower(R) are both satin finish, peachy toned blushes, I bought them when the collection was first released but they were too light for me so I'm selling them.  You can check out reviews for them online here and here.


Thanks for taking a look!

Love xx