Saturday, 21 June 2014

Flower Garden

Yesterday my blog turned 1 year old! Yay. So to mark this occasion I thought I would do another outfit post, but this time make it a bit more formal so it is appropriate for summer weddings, events, christenings and lots of other fun events that happen in the summer. 

I got his dress a few days ago from the Quiz concession in Debenhams, I have never really shopped in Quiz before, I know a lot of girls got their prom dresses from there so I always thought that it would be full of long chiffon dresses and diamante, but I was wrong. I love this dress as it kind of reminds me of something a old fashioned milk maid would wear, I don't really know why, I think it is the colour. The material is quite heavy so it hangs beautifully, and I also love the off the shoulder detail as it adds a bit of something something to it, with out it being inappropriate and low cut, because no one wants to see that!

I paired this with my nude shoes from Miss KG which I find quite difficult to walk in even though they aren't as high as my other heels. I think I need a bit of practise walking in them though so I don't look like I am trying to lay an egg!

I did a quick/messy up do that was inspired by Lily Melrose's summer up do blog post/ YouTube video and a video done by Estee in her YouTube channel Essie Button. I paired this with lashings of mascara and the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker gloss stick in Bashful, as I wanted to look fresh faced and not wear anything too heavy. As I didn't want anything that was too high maintenance or that needed a lot of retouching like red lipstick because if you are anything like me after wearing red lipstick for more than a few hours it always manages to get on my nose, I don't know how or why it just does. 

Lots of love 
Harriet xxxx

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Lazy Sunday

So I have now got a lot more free time on my hands to do things I want. I thought I would do a post on a few of my favourite books, TV shows, YouTube channels etc. As the British weather has been so lovely recently (lets hope it lasts!) I have been doing a lot of reading outside while enjoying the sun. While starting my A2's.

The Island by Victoria Hislop
This book is so beautifully written, it is about a young girl who lives in England and knows that she has Greek relatives, but doesn't know anything about them. So she goes to Greece to discover her mums past and finds out that there is a leper colony called Spingalonga off where her mum used to live. She discovers all about her families history with the colony and thee stigma that leprosy had at the time. It sounds very serious, which it is but it is actually kind of a love story and it is quite easy to read.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I am not that far into this book as I have only just started it but so far I am gripped with the story, it is about a young girl who's parents have died so she goes to live with her uncle and his family. She is picked on by one of her cousins who hits her and throws books at her head until one day she fights back and knocks him down, as her punishment she is sent to the red room where her father died. She faints and hallucinates that she sees his ghost. I am currently reading this for my English Literature A2, but I think it is one of those classics that still has some importance today.

Beauty- Essie Button
I am actually obsessed with her channel she does review on products, make up looks, her daily routines and my personal favourites her brand focus videos. She really draws you in so you feel like you are watching a friend and so many of my purchases have been inspired by things she has reviewed. She is just one of those YouTubers that you watch and want everything she talks about.

Vlogs- Essie Button Vlogs
Okay I guess you can see kind of a them here! Anyway Essie has been vlogging nearly everyday in June, she calls it Vlune. I really enjoy at the end of the day sitting down to watch her Aslan and Reggie's adventures and what they have been doing that day. Basically I am just really nosey and enjoy seeing what other people do in the day.

Random- Matthew Santoro
Everyone will know one of those people who has loads of random facts that the just blurt out at the strangest of moments, well that it me! I just really like knowing weird things that other people may not know. Anyway if you are like me you will love this guy. My favourite video is his 10 freakiest coincidences in history watch it your mind will be blown I promise you!

TV/ films
Never Been Kissed
This film is just one of those classics that I can't stop watching, I genuinely watch it at least once a week with out fail! Drew Barrymore is so fantastic in it and it is just so funny and heart-warming at the same time.

Warm Bodies
I watched this with my friends on my best friends birthday, and it was really funny. Afterwards me and Eleanor were like we want Zombie Nicholas Hoult to be our boyfriend. That sounds really strange, but you just have to watch it.

Game of Thrones
Oh the old classic I started watching this after my friend Izzy told me I had to. It is not usually a programme I would go for because of the gore. It is so gripping and I look forward to it every Monday.

Lots of Love
Harriet xxxx

Monday, 9 June 2014

Celebration make up

So today I finally finished my AS level exams (whoop whoop!), and I decided to do a kind of celebratory make up look as I haven't been wearing any make up for the last 4 weeks while I have been on study leave. This is my go to "glamorous" look that I do when I need to look nice yet have not very much time, the most time consuming thing for me is my eye shadow as I take forever to blend it, so this is an eye shadow free look. So with this look the bold lips do all the talking (ha get it!). 

L'Oreal Lumi Magique foundation in Rose Pearl. I have a love hate relationship with this foundation as some days I put it on and I am like "Why don't I use this all the time I love it", then on other days I will put it on and it wont sit right or it will go all patchy round my nose. I think the trick is to spend a bit more time buffing it into the skin to making sure it stays looking good, to do this I use my ever trusty Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I would say this foundation has a medium coverage, and is best left with as minimal powder on a possible so that the dewy finish isn't lost. 

L'Oreal The Touche Magique True Match concealer. I use this under my eyes and down the bridge of my nose to highlight and cover redness.

Sleek Face Form Palette in Light. I use this to contour and bronze up my face, so it gives the illusion that I have been  in the sun when actually I have been stuck inside revising. 

MAC mineralise skin finish in Adored. This is from the Tropical Taboo collection that MAC brought out last year, I use it for a highlight on the tops of my cheek bones so if you were going to duplicate this look any mineralise skin finish would do as MAC are bringing them out all the time. Another one I like is Soft and Gentle from MAC. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Peach Glow. I used this to set my make up so it stays in place. 

L'Oreal Telescopic mascara. I am not too struck on this mascara I think its good, but its nothing like my favourite MAC extended play lash mascara. I thought it may be similar to it, but its not really (the search for a dupe continues).

Rimmel Scandal Eyes eye liner in Nude. This eye liner is so soft and works for an instant eye refresher when maybe you haven't had the best night sleep. I put it all over my bottom water line.

Avon Grey eyeliner. I use this to tight line my eyes to make my lashes look thicker. 

I used my favourite ever red which is RiRi Woo from MAC and it is a retro matte formula. I know this one was limited edition, but I have heard that it is very similar to Ruby Woo also by MAC. I also thought I would include a Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple just if you want a red lip that can be worn sheer, and has more of a shine to it. 

If you guys have finished your exam I hope they all went well, and if you are still doing them GOOD LUCK! 

Lots of Love 
Harriet xxxx

Friday, 6 June 2014

Outfit post, One Direction concert

Well this is uncharted territory! I have never done an outfit post before. Mainly because I don't really see myself as fashionable or "stylish", but I thought that I would give it a go. This is the outfit I am wearing to go see One Direction! I am so excited. Now I know that they are not every ones cup of tea, but personally I love them, plus Five Seconds of Summer are opening for them and I have been obsessed with them since I first heard the song "heartbreak girl" about a year ago. I have been to see them before with my friends and I promised my little sister that I would take her next time they were doing a concert. 

I wanted something that would be kind of dressy yet comfy to travel in, so I am wearing my patterned trousers from Dorothy Perkins which are so soft I feel like I am wearing pyjamas! My top is from New Look and was originally £14.99 but when we got to the till it was £5 off, don't you just love it when that happens. Also as my converse are completely wrecked after me  having them for 5 years so I am wearing my new Superga trainers which are insanely white so I think I am going to have to dirty them up a bit. I really like Superga trainers as I have quite wide feet and my little toe can sometimes rub on the side of converse (which if you know what I mean if one of the most painful places to get blisters), but I don't have that problem with these as I feel that they are quite wide.

As for my hair and make up, I just french plaited my hair and did my make up the same as I did in this post

All of these items were purchased recently so they should still be in the shops. I think I may start doing a few more outfit posts, what do you think?

Lots of love 
Harriet xxx