Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Holiday Lipsticks

My favourite makeup item is the Lipstick. A lipstick can instantly change your look. Here are my favourite shades for summer. I normally purchase my lipsticks from Rimmel as they have many shades and are affordable, however I also like the natural collection lipsticks. I have yet to try out a Mac lipstick (I know I really should get one) 

What are your favourite summer lipsticks ?  

Shades from left to right -
Rimmel - 006 Pink Blush
Rimmel - 130 Love Me
Rimmel - 014 Sweetie
Rimmel - (Kate) 05
Natural Collection - Cranberry

x Sophie Louise x

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A Little Bit Of Summer

Summer Sandals  - New Look

New Look £19.99
Primark £10.00
New Look
I am going away on Thursday to Thailand so have been buying a lot of Summer clothes. I am going to be taking photos of my outfits whilst I am out there which I will post on my blog when I get back. But for now I wanted to show you just a few of the things I am planning to take with me. New Look have a great offer on summer shoes at the moment. I got the flip flops in the second photo for £10.70 instead of £15.99 because of student discount and they had 25% off. 

x Sophie Louise x

Friday, 15 June 2012

Outfit Of The Day . 1

Necklace - Topshop
Lace Shirt - H&M
Denim Shorts - Topshop
Boots - Dr Martens 
Lipstick - Red Fever, Rimmel

 Just a quick post to show my outfit of the day. It's not very summery but the weathers not great in England at the moment :( however I am going away in less than a week and am hoping to do a few more outfits of the day which will be more suited to summer.

hope you like it 

x Sophie Louise x

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Favourite makeup items

I spend so much money on makeup, every time I go into Superdrug or Boots I feel like I have to have a quick look at the makeup section which normally ends in me buying something. I have a few favourites which I will re purchase again and again so I thought I would share them with you.

Rimmels 25 hour lasting finish foundation is a firm favourite of mine, I can’t remember how many bottles I have bought of this. It is the only foundation that I always re purchase when it runs out. It is one of the cheaper high street foundations at £6.99. I think it is worth the money and a lot better than some of the more expensive foundations. Does it last 25 hours, I don’t think so, but in my opinion it does last a lot longer than other foundations that I have tried and gives a nice finish. It has a medium to full coverage but does not look cakey at all. I use shade 100 ivory which I believe is the lightest shade, when I have a bit of a tan I then use shade 103 true ivory.

Collection 2000s lasting perfection concealer has been raved about by many you tube makeup gurus so I decided to try it. It is a great concealer for under the eyes but I also use it for any other imperfections. It gives a good coverage but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. The only downside to this concealer is that it has a wand to apply it which can be unhygienic. I think that it is very similar to Macs select cover concealer, however the Collection 2000 one is cheaper so I use it instead.

I’m quite pale so i’m careful with blushes and bronzers but I have found three which I am always using. These are the only expensive products that I use on a daily basis but I think they work really well. The first is Benefits dandelion blush. It is a very subtle blush that gives your cheeks a healthy colour. It is around £24.00 which is expensive however I have had this blush for a long time and I still have a bit left. It comes with a brush, however I don’t use it as its to square so makes the blusher hard to blend. 

Macs blush in pinch of peach is a blush I use when I want a less subtle look. It gives a lovely pink colour to the cheeks with a hint of peach which looks nice in summer. The blush is around £17.00 which again is expensive for a blush, however it is very pigmented and has last me a long time. 

Macs bronzer in give me sun is perfect if your going on holiday and want to give your cheeks a healthy glow, its not to bold but you can build it up. I use this bronzer more in the evenings when I am going on a night out.

Topshop mascara is a great mascara to use during the day, I have the brown one which I think is great for day time as the look it gives you isn't to dramatic. For a more dramatic look in the evening I use maybellines colossal volume express mascara. It's great for volume but doesn't make your lashes long, however if I want really dramatic lashes on a  night out then I would use fake eyelashes.

I love trying out new makeup products, the new Rimmel wake me up foundation is on my list of things to try. Has anyone tried it ?

x Sophie Louise x

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Lace Dresses

I have been loving lace dresses for Spring and Summer. You can dress them up or down using different accessories so it is a definite must have in my wardrobe. Topshop have some lovely ones at the moment however they are quite expensive. I really like this one, however at £48.00 its not within my budget so I looked for a cheaper alternative.

Topshop (£48.00)

  Asos (£25.00) 

I found this dress in the sale at Asos for £25.00 reduced from £39.00! The bold colour makes this dress perfect for Summer, I would style it with a belt and a white cardigan. 

  Primark (15.00)

This is a dress that I picked up from Primark. It was only £15.00 and I love the colour, it's mint green perfect for Summer. I thought this would like nice on holiday during the day with sandals and then I would dress it up in the evening with a pair of heels.  

What trends have you been loving at the moment ? 

x Sophie Louise x

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Product Review - KMS California, Silk sheen styling cream

 Whenever I get my haircut most of the time I get asked whether I want to purchase any of their products. I’ve always stuck to the high street brands when it comes to haircare, I use Tresemm'e shampoo, conditioner and heat protector, I then use an Asda serum. I have long hair which can be a nightmare to style when its frizzy but I never thought that it was worth splashing out on an expensive serum.  However I recently discovered this serum which my mum bought but didn’t like, she has short fine hair and mines long and thick so thought maybe it would work for me. I can now say I am in love with this serum! I squirt one pump onto my hands apply it to towel dried hair, I then blow dry my hair and apply half a squirt to the lasts bits of frizz. It makes my hair so soft and gives it a salon look. Its £11.95 which is a lot more than I would normally spend, however you get a lot of product and you only need a pea size amount each time you use it. So if your looking for something to combat frizz I would give this a go.
Let me know if you have tried this and what you think, and does anyone else have any hair products that work great to combat frizz ? 

x Sophie Louise x

Monday, 11 June 2012

Instant nail effects

Just a quick post to show you my nails, I used Barry M's silver foil effect which is my favourite nail varnish as it goes with everything and you only need one coat. I added a Barry M nail effects over the top in the colour purple. I love the effect it has, what do you think ?

x Sophie Louise x

Summer Nails

It is supposed to be summer but as I am writing this post it is looking pretty miserable outside. When it comes to getting ready for summer I always feel like I have to spend loads of money to get my wardrobe ready. If you haven't got the money to buy loads of new clothes I have found the best way to instantly update an outfit is to wear nail varnish. I am a huge Barry M fan and find that they do a great range of colours that will instantly update your nails. Here are a few of my favourite colours that I have bought for Summer. At the moment their is also an offer on in boots when you spend six pounds or more on Barry M you get a free gift!

Nail varnish from left to right (top row) 296 Coral, 279 Bright Pink, 304 Mint Green, 318 Peach  Melba, (bottom row) 308 Berry, 319 Foil, 317 Blue Moon, 320 Foil, 136 Tangerine

x Sophie Louise x