Tuesday, 20 November 2012

My Christmas Wish List

Hey guys,
So as you can see from the title, this post is going to be all about the different things I have asked for this Christmas, of course I'm not expecting everything but I thought and hope it might give you some ideas about what to buy people but also spark up new ideas for yourself... I hope you like everything you see!

Classic Cambridge Satchel // American Apparel Hat // Moroccanoil Kit // Aztec Umbrella // Cath Kidston Diary // Wreck This Journal // Chelsea Boots
American Apparel Gloves colour 'black primary' // Mumford and Sons 'Babel' // Red bag // The link for the PJ shorts isn't working for some reason // Origins Zero Oil Cleanser // Origins Zero Oil Toner // White Converse

I was thinking of maybe doing a Christmas gift guide for girls and guys, what do you think? Please let me know if you would like to see one and if there are any price restrictions I'll take that into consideration :)

What's on your Christmas list?

A Week In Photos #2

Ordering Domino's with my boyfriend, it was SO good // Two tickets to see Breaking Dawn 2, me and my boyfriend went at midnight and it was amazing // Pre-ordered the Sims 3 Seasons // Me and my boyfriend before going to watch Twilight // Just casually eating nutella out the tub whilst trying to write an essay // My new fresh bedding, I love it // Taylor Swift's album 'Red' is my favourite thing at the moment // Mini pancakes covered in chocolate at the Christmas markets in Manchester // A mini picture of me and my boyfriend // My new ankle chelsea boots (buy here) // A really cute Topshop  emery board - I don't want to use it haha // The delivery of my two new shoes (post here)

Hope you all had a good week xxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Topshop: New shoes

So being a student and all I'm supposed to have no money for these kind of treats and also as it's coming up to Christmas I'm supposed to be treating other people... However I've had my eye on these two pairs of shoes for a quite a while and I went in to Topshop with full incentive to by the black April Chelsea Boots (buy here) but surprise surprise they didn't have my size so I was all sad and I just couldn't go on. Then the next day  I checked online to see if they were back in stock and they were so I obviously had to add them to my 'basket' straight away, which is exactly what I did. 

Then I was discussing with my mother how much I also liked the other pair of shoes, the black studded loafers (buy here) and she told me to put them on my Christmas list, which is also what I did for a few hours or so and then eventually I was just like sod it and added them to by basket as well. 

They are both extremely good leather so I can definitely see me getting plenty of use out of them! The loafers can easily be pared with some plain black socks to help keep your feet toasty in these colder months so nothing to worry about! I'm not sure what they will take to rain but we'll see. Nonetheless, they'll both be very easy to style.

Have you got your eye on any new shoes recently?

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Beauty Haul (with swatches)

Hey everyone! I know it's been a little while since my last post but I'm back with a beauty haul for you! I went to the Trafford Centre on Monday for a few little bits but I ended up coming back with a few naughty extras which is probably bad seeing as I'm a student and supposed to be living a budgeted lifestyle... Nevertheless this is what I bought:

MAC Studio fix powder + foundation  £20.50
MAC Blot/Pressed Powder  £20.00
MAC Blush in 'Rosy Outlook'  (below)
Kate Moss 107 (below)
Topshop 'Wicked' (below)
Essie 'Sole Mate' (below)
Essie 'Lilacism' £7.99
Nivea Express Hydration Primer £3.99
Bumble & Bumble 50ml Surf Spray £8.50
Origins Super Spot Remover £13.00
Collection 2000 Concealer £3.99
Maybellene Colossal mascara £7.99

MAC Blush 'Rosy Outlook' £19.00
This blush is highly pigmented so you really don't need to apply a lot! It's a very soft and fair  baby pink which looks very natural on the cheeks and is perfect for everyday wear!
Topshop Lipstick 'Wicked' £9 | Kate Moss Matte Lipstick £5.49
They are both very similiar colours but there is a slight difference between them both in colour and in finish. The Kate Moss lipstick is more reddish toned with a matte finish, however after a while black specks start appearing on the bottom lip. I don't know if that is just personal to me but it's not great. But that aside, it's a nice lipstick and I love the colour. So if you were looking for a lipstick of this colour which is also matte, I'd recommend this one because it's relatively inexpensive.

The Topshop lipstick on the other hand is almost £4 more expensive but it definitely applies better.. It's berry toned with more of a satin finish I'd say! The packaging is also really cool so if you're a sucker for nice packaging this one will definitely get you! If you don't mind spending £9 on a lipstick (£8.10 with student discount) and are not a matte fan, I'd recommend it over the Kate Moss one.

The swatches don't quite show both colours accurately, sorry.
Essie 'Sole Mate' £7.99
Perfect for the autumn/winter months as this colour is one of the most popular colours on trend at the moment! It's a very dark 'vampy' colour, almost black but the purple tone is definitely visible.

Just for a heads up, I'm really loving the Bumble and Bumble surf spray and the Nivea Express Hydration primer! The primer is a very light texture so it absorbs into the skin instantly so it's great if you ever wake up 10 minutes late and in a rush. As an added bonus it keeps your face moisturised all day. Hooray! 

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Love  Rebecca xxx