Monday, 29 June 2015

Makeup Hygiene

Keeping your cosmetics clean is essential, especially if - like me - you suffer from blemishes. We all know that we need to wash our brushes and sponges on a regular basis, but it's also important to keep your makeup sanitized, too. Here are the products I'd recommend investing in to keep everything you use free from bacteria:

Sunday, 28 June 2015

My Thoughts on Following Your Dreams

Everyday we read stories about aspirational people who have worked their way towards enormous success. J.K Rowling, who went from living on state benefits to penning the best-selling book series of all time, is now one of the wealthiest women in the country. Iggy Azalea cleaned houses in order to raise enough money to move to America and pursue a career in music. Even Zoella, a normal twenty-something who started her blog in her bedroom back in 2009, is now being offered opportunities the majority of us can only dream of.

Monday, 22 June 2015

What's In My Makeup Bag?

While packing up my uni room I had a massive clear out and threw out/gave away a lot of unloved makeup. While it was a bit hard saying goodbye to certain products, I couldn't be happier with my smaller collection. After being stuck in a bit of a cosmetic rut, I've been really getting back into my beauty products recently so I thought a 'What's In My Makeup Bag' post was well overdue. I can imagine this being quite a lengthy entry, so I'll get straight to it! Here are the products I use on a near enough day to day basis:

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


I wouldn't usually post a picture of my bra on the internet (I'm sure none of you want to see my underwear) but I couldn't help but share this number from Urban Outfitters. On Pinterest I've been seeing pictures of girls sporting lace bras underneath loose camis and it's inspired me to try something similar myself. I think a glimpse of pretty lingerie can make even the most casual of outfits look stylish - I can't wait to pair this with a plain tee, skinnies and lots of gold jewellery.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Norma Jeane

My love for Marilyn Monroe came about when I was really young - an old pub my Grandad used to take me to for lunch had a wall filled with her photos. I watched a few of her films with him and I remember being completely fascinated by her. As I've gotten older, the story of her life - and sudden death - has continued to interest me. Like many people, I've always seen her as the ultimate poster girl for glamour; the blonde curls, the lipstick, the curves. I always remember thinking she was the most beautiful women I'd ever seen when I first watched her movies. Even in candid shots she looks flawless.