Monday, 28 December 2015


I am so obsessed with this gorgeous little Clarins palette. The packaging is so beautiful, the whole palette is covered in a gold mirror inside and out. Inside there is also a normal mirror and 3 extremely pigmented colours. 

The small light peach coloured square is number 16 Pink Frost and it is a really light shimmery light pink/peach which is perfect for the inner corners and highlighting. 
The small square below is number 23, Silver Green and it is a shimmery silver/grey with a tiny hint of green.
These are both really light colours that can easily be built up to create a bold smokey look. The pigments are so easy to blend and apply and do not fade, I LOVE them! 
The third slightly larger square is number 05 Rose Wood and it is a blush, however it is also the perfect neutral matte base colour for your eyes before applying the other two shimmery colours. 



Today I thought I would share my top three favourite outfits of this December (as seen on my Instagram). My favourite colour is definitely black and I am never without it. The first outfit I wore to a bar with my friends, my top is from Boohoo and my skirt is from Topshop.
My second outfit was what I wore to church on Christmas eve and both my top and skirt are from Topshop and the third outfit was a little simpler for Christmas day with my top from Zara and my leather skirt from River Island.


Thursday, 17 December 2015


So my last semester of uni has been hectic and little short of impossible. I had taken a break from blogging for a few months to help myself focus and now, after what has felt like a year, it is finally Christmas break! I am really sad that a lot of my friends and my boyfriend are going back home for the next month but at the same time I can't wait to catch up with old friends who I don't see as much. I am also looking forward to blogging again!

I would like to dedicate this post today to my newly discovered natural makeup. 
I was a bit unsure about whether I would like it so I didn't go for a full collection or anything like that.
I have always suffered from dry skin in the winter but during exam time the skin on my face became extremely dry and irritated. I stopped wearing makeup and kept putting moisturiser and oils on but nothing helped whatsoever so I decided that it was down to stress.
Now that my exams are over my skin has improved a lot which I am so thankful for as it was really bad but since it is winter and the heating is on full blast it inspired me to try out some natural makeup to prevent the massive dryness/irritation from returning or to at lease be able to wear on days when my skin isn't feeling as great.

The three products I went for after deliberating for ages are:

  • Pacifica Natural Skin Care Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream (100% vegan) 
  • Benecos Natural Creamy Make-Up 
  • Benecos Natural Mineral Powder 

The Pacifica Multi-Mineral BB Cream (below) is an illuminating primer, perfecting finish and age defying skincare cream all in one! I can really see how it is illuminating and I tried to capture it with the flash. Its not really glittery which I like and it is extremely light weight, I cannot feel it whatsoever. I think this would be amazing in on its own in hot weather in summer, and it can also be used as a highlighter. 
It has brightening mineral pigments that adjust to your skin tone and it is also
100% vegan and cruelty free and is full of natural ingredients.  

The Benecos Natural Creamy Make-Up is a medium coverage foundation. It has no SPF in it but as I live in Scotland I don't really need any sun protection, especially in winter anyway. 
Having no SPF means amazing flash photos, as the foundation does not reflect the light so as you can see it appears like normal skin. (I am wearing quite a fair bit on my hand and its not very visible) This is great for events when you know there are going to be photos taken.
This is also perfect for people with dry skin as it is moisturising and has vegetable oils yet still has a matte finish.

The last of my mini collection is the Benecos Natural Mineral Powder. This does not have talc in it so it doesn't go cakey or dry out the skin. It gives a really good coverage so could be used on its own. My one is in the shade Medium Beige and it comes with a little puffer. 

So that is all for my natural makeup collection at the moment, thanks for reading!x
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