Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Remember Me?

Hiya lovelies,

I know - long time no speak. You have no idea how sorry I am for being MIA the last 2 months, but uni life has just got the better of me and completely taken over! I'm not going to lie, being at uni is absolutely amazing and I'm enjoying it so much that I just kept putting off writing posts and eventually just forgot all about it :(

However, I'm really keen to start up blogging again over the Christmas holidays and hopefully keep it up next term at uni :)

Just wondering if you guys still want posts from me? If so, would you like some uni based posts eg my experiences so far, freshers, how I've changed etc? I also have some new makeup items I've been desperate to review for you guys!

Let me know, and of course if I've been gone for too long and have lost some people's support then fair enough, I understand. But I am grateful for anyone still here and reading this and I hope that you continue to read my blog and enjoy it!

Love you all :) xxx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Real Techniques Blush Brush

Hiya lovelies!

As I'm sure you've seen, I've been loving Real Techniques brushes - they're amazing quality for the price and will hopefully last ages!

My old blush brush was just a random one from a Christmas kit years ago, so when I saw Real Techniques did a blush brush, I nabbed it up!

Like all of my Real Techniques brushes, this one also has very soft, cruelty free, synthetic bristles. The handle is sturdy, and can stand up on it's own if needed. I think the pink packaging is a bit tacky, I personally prefer the look of the gold handles on the Core Collection and powder brushes but nevertheless this brush still looks professional :)

It applied blush perfectly to the apples of my cheeks and blends the colour effortlessly. I really like using this brush for applying my blush colour and would recommend it to anyone looking into buying a blush brush!

Thanks for reading!

Bought with my own money. You can buy this brush for £9.99 from larger Boots stores or online.

Monday, 1 October 2012

September Favourites

Hiya lovelies!

Here are my September favourites, in all their glory, for you to see :)

Left to right, top to bottom:

  • Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover - although it does take longer than '1 second' as advertised, I do really like removing my nail polish using this! It does get the polish off quicker than using cotton wool and normal remover, and leaves my fingers smelling nice :) I know there's a Poundland dupe for this, so will be on the lookout for that!
  • Estee Lauder 'Pleasures Bloom' perfume - More of a Summery fragrance, but I've really been enjoying this one this month! It's really light, floral and feminine and is perfect for everyday wear.
  • Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'Eternal Gold'
  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush (Core Collection) - my new favourite foundation brush! Ever since I got this, I've been using it everyday and love it! It applies both my Revlon Colorstay and my Garnier BB cream amazingly :)
  • Real Techniques Base Shadow and Deluxe Crease Brush (Starter Set) - I love all the brushes in the Starter Set but these are my favourite, they work so well together and I've been using them everyday since I got them!
  • Maybelline Mono Eyeshadow in 'Chocolate Chic' - a rediscovered product that has become my go-to crease colour for any neutral eye look! I even reach for this over some of the shades in my Coastal Scents palettes! It's soft, pigmented and easy to blend and doesn't crease when using a primer or cream base (it does on its own though, like most eyeshadows!)
  • Estee Lauder Lash Primer Plus - I got this sample size when I bought my moisturiser and I've been loving this! It creates an excellent base for my mascara and allows me to create the same volume as I usually do with just normal mascara but using less of the product. If it wasn't so expensive I would probably buy the full size, so I just need to use this sparingly and wait for Christmas!
  • Estee Lauder Lipgloss in 'Simply Pink' - another sample I got when I bought my moisturiser and this is the cutest lipgloss ever! It's got no shimmers in (which I think makes it more wearable), and is just the perfect everyday shiny pink - love it :)
Thanks for reading! What are your favourite products this month?

Not a sponsored post.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Essie 'Mint Candy Apple'

Hiya lovelies!

Yep, I'm late on the bandwagon of this colour and also a little late as it's more of a summer shade but oh well, I still love it!

 Mint Candy Apple is a bright pastel mint green colour, with no shimmers or glitters. It's another great Essie formula, and is completely opaque after 2 coats. It dries fast and is fairly chip resistant (baring in mind I tend to bite my nails!) The flat, fairly big brush makes application easy (on my short nails, would be even more of a dream on long nails!).

Overall, I'm slowly becoming a complete sucker for Essie polishes! The formula is amazing and all the colours I own are very pigmented and just gorgeous :) definitely worth the money, in my opinion!

Thanks for reading! Have you tried Essie polishes? What are your favourites?

Bought with my own money. You can buy Essie polishes from larger Boots or Superdrug stores or online for £7.99 each.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

MAC Wishlist

Hiya lovelies.

Since becoming a uni student, all I've been doing recently is making wishlists of products I want - which is bad I know, however Christmas is coming soon wooooo :)

I've only ever had 1 product from MAC and as I love it so much, I always find myself browsing their website and making a note of what other products I want to try! So here's my wishlist:

All images from

Top to bottom; left to right:

  • Paint Pot in Bare Study - £14.50 (here
  • Mineralised Skin Finish Natural in Light - £21 (here)
  • Lipstick in Creme Cup - £14 (here)
  • Powder Blush in Fleur Power - £17.50 (here)
  • Studio Finish Concealer - £14.50 (here)
  • Viva Glam V Lipstick - £14 (here)

Thanks for reading! What are your favourite MAC products?

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Real Techniques Powder Brush

Hiya lovelies!

I've been in need of a decent powder brush for a while, as my old one shed all over my face, and since I loved my other Real Techniques brushes, I figured I may as well add the Real Techniques Powder Brush to my collection!

To quote 'Despicable Me' (sorry if you're not a kids film fan like me!) 'IT'S SO FLUFFY, I'M GONNA DIEEEE'. Yeah, this brush is that fluffy and soft :)

It applied my powder like a dream, but doesn't apply to much so I don't look cakey, I actually think this brush helps me to achieve a natural looking finish!

So far, this brush hasn't shed at all and I'm sure, like the other Real Techniques brushes I own that it'll wash and dry brilliantly, and keep it's shape and softness :)

The way this handle is made, this brush can stand up, which is handy as it doesn't come with a case or stand like the Core Collection and Starter Set so it can be hygienically stood up rather than lay on a dirty surface.

I like the gold and black handle, especially as it matches the brushes in the Core Collection, and think they all look really professional together!

Overall, I love this brush and would happily recommend it to anyone who was thinking about trying it or needed a new powder brush!

Thanks for reading!

Bought with my own money. You can buy this brush for £12.99 from Boots stores or online.

Monday, 24 September 2012

My Cream/Gel Eyeshadows: Collection & Review

Hi lovelies :)

I've recently started to get into cream eyeshadows and build up a collection so thought I would show you guys which ones I have and share my thoughts on them!

L-R, Top to Bottom: Dior 'Glam and Glitz Black', Estee Lauder 'Buttercream', Maybelline Color Tattoos in 'On and On Bronze' and 'Eternal Gold'.

L-R, Dior 'Glam and Glitz Black', Maybelline Color Tattoos 'On and On Bronze', 'Eternal Gold', Estee Lauder 'Buttercream'

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Creme in Buttercream - £17.50 (here)

This shade is being discontinued, however there are other similar shades you can buy! I was lucky, I got this for half price in my local Pearsons (smallish department store) which I thought was a bargain however to buy this at full price is expensive and overpriced as the Maybelline Colour Tattoos are very similar in consistency and staying power the only difference is the shades available.

Buttercream is a shimmery peachy pink colour, which makes a lovely everyday colour to wear on its own or as a base for other neutral shadows which is what I usually do. The staying power is great, it doesn't crease or move around which makes it a great base for eye shadows!

Dior Eye Show Eyeshadow in 092 'Glam & Glitz Black' - Can't find online, may be discontinued.

Again, I was lucky to get this as my Aunt was clearing out her makeup and nearly threw this as she doesn't use it any more so I snapped it up! As you can see a fair bit of this has been used, however I would only ever use this on nights out when I want dramatic dark makeup so it doesn't matter that it's not full of product.

As the name suggests, Glam & Glitz Black is a black/dark grey shade with silver glitter in. I haven't worn this on my eyes yet but the swatches are gorgeous and fairly opaque and take a bit of time to remove so I'd say staying power will be good. I can't wait to use this and see how it looks on the eyes and how it performs on it's own and as a base for other dark shadows (probably just a glittery black on top to intensify!).

Maybelline 24Hr Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze' - £4.99 (here)

Yay for drugstore makeup! This is a great neutral bronze shade to use as a base and on it's own, it has great pigmentation and staying power and doesn't crease throughout the day! Amazing quality for the price, especially compared to the Estee Lauder one which performs almost exactly the same! The only thing I criticise about these is the lack of shades available in the UK compared to the US :(

Maybelline 24Hr Colour Tattoo in 'Eternal Gold' - £4.99 (here)

This is a lovely glittery gold shade which looks as pretty on it's own as it does as a base for other neutral shadows! Again, great pigmentation and staying power. I'm not going to go into much detail with this as I'll just end up repeating myself :)

Thanks for reading - do you own any cream/gel eyeshadows? Which are your favourite?

Bought with my own money except the Dior eyeshadow which was given to me by a family member.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Real Techniques Starter Set

Hiya lovelies!

So as well as treating myself to the Core Collection by Real Techniques, I also bought this Starter Kit as I have been in need of new eye brushes for a while!

Again, I like the packaging as it's very similar to the Core Collection. I actually think I prefer the purple handles of this collection to the gold handles of the Core Collection though!

Again, the case can become a stand, like the other set, which makes it great for travelling and on the go!

This set comes with 5 eye brushes, a crease brush, base shadow brush, accent brush, liner brush and brow brush!

Deluxe Crease Brush

This big, fairly fluffy brush is great for blending shadows and applying colour to the crease. However, I still sometimes use shadow brushes to apply colour to my crease as this doesn't always give me full control over where the colour goes and can sometimes apply it too high or low. This brush blends shadows amazingly though :)

Base Shadow Brush

Love this brush! It's the perfect size and shape for a shadow brush and allows shadows to be applied all over the lid quickly and easily.

Accent Brush

Isn't this brush adorable? I think it's a great brush for applying a inner corner highlight and smudging a shadow into my upper or lower lashline. It could also be potentially used for liner, if you prefer lining with a flat brush.

Pixel-Point Eyeliner Brush

I'll admit I don't wear liner often, however I have used this brush with my Maybelline gel liner and it worked like a dream! I thought that the brush would create a really thick line but it can create a thin one too! Definitely good for people starting out with liner, or people like me who have never got the hang of applying liner!

Brow Brush

I use this brush to apply a shadow to my brows to fill them in and help blend out the brow pencil I use. I find using this brush gives my brows a natural looking finish compared to using a pencil which I think it great! However, people with very thin brows may struggle to use the brush as it's quite thick and dense (which suits my brows) but may not be small enough for some people.


I think that these brushes are amazing quality for the price you pay and would recommend them in a heartbeat! They don't shed, or change shape after washing and have remained soft and fluffy! They are also synthetic fibres and cruelty free which is always a bonus :)

Thanks for reading! Have you tried these brushes?

Bought with my own money.
You can buy these from larger Boots stores or online for £21.99

Friday, 21 September 2012

Essie 'Bikini So Teeny'

Hiya lovelies!

Since I brought Essie's 'Cute As A Button' on holiday, I've been craving more Essie polishes! Recently, I managed to get my hands on two of my most lusted after shades - the first of which being 'Bikini So Teeny' from their Summer 2012 collection.

I know, I know, it's no longer summer but I like wearing bright polishes all year round, especially for nights out!

'Bikini So Teeny' is a bright blue, with silver micro shimmers in. It looks paler in the picture than in real life, in the picture it looks more pastel-y but I can assure you it's not!

The formula, once again, has impressed me! After two coats the colour is completely opaque, the formula dries quickly and leaves a lovely shine! The brush is very easy to use, even on my short nails, which makes application even faster and easier.

I cannot recommend Essie polishes enough! I love them :) will definitely be putting more shades on my Christmas list!

Thanks for reading - what are your favourite Essie shades? Any good 'Winter' colour recommendations?

Bought with my own money.

You can buy Essie nail polishes for £7.99 from larger Boots and Superdrug stores or online. 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Lush Wishlist

Hiya lovelies,

As I'm soon to become a fresher at University, I will no longer be able to afford to try new products and spend money as I do now :( this means that there will be more wishlist posts!!

This one is purely Lush based, as there are so many products of their's that I want to try, but can't justify spending the money on.

All images from

Left to right, top to bottom:

  • Sea Spray Hair Mist (here) - £9.95 for 100g - I think this product would be good for giving volume to my hair and to keep it looking refreshed by using natural ingredients!
  • Cupcake Fresh Face Mask (here- £5.95 for 75g - I've heard so much about this and want to try it so bad, but the price is just putting me off :( this is meant to be amazing on oily and acne prone skin, will be on my Christmas list! 
  • H'Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment (here) - £8.95 for 225g - Even though I've been treating my hair to John Frieda products, it's still quite dry and damaged so maybe this would help it!
  • Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask (here) - £5.95 for 75g - Another product I've heard so much about and want to try, especially as I've had spot breakouts recently! It's gonna be a long wait 'til Christmas :(
  • Bubblegum Lip Scrub (here) - £5.25 for 25g - My lips have been so dry and flakey recently, and as they tend to get drier in Winter, I really want to see if this would help them stay soft and healthy. 
  • Tea Tree Water Toner Water (here) - £3.95 for 100g - My Estee Lauder toner is nearly used up, and I've heard some great things about this one and also as it has tee tree oil in, it could hopefully help my breakouts!
Thanks for reading! Have you tried any of these products? What are your favourite Lush products?

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Real Techniques Core Collection

Hiya lovelies!

So after many recommendations, I finally caved and bought the Core Collection (and Starter Set - review up soon!) by Real Techniques. I've been using them for just over a week, so thought I'd share my opinions with you guys :)

First of all, as soon as they arrived I was SO excited to use them! I took them out the packaging (before taking photos - bad beauty blogger!!) and they felt so so soft and just amazing.

First of all, I love the case/stand that the brushes came with, it makes them so easy to travel with and using the case as a stand makes them look very professional on my dresser!

The set comes with 4 brushes, a buffing brush, a detailer brush, a small pointed foundation brush and a contour brush.

Buffing Brush

First of all, this brush completely lived up to the hype set by beauty bloggers and has quickly become my new favourite foundation brush! It applies my foundation like a dream and gives a great natural finish. It also works with my BB cream, as well as my Revlon Colourstay foundation. Amazing brush, worth buying the whole set for!

Detailer Brush

I've been using this little brush to conceal my blemishes and small areas of red-ness. According to the box this could also be used as a lip brush, although I'm yet to try that!

Pointed Foundation Brush

I don't use this brush for foundation, as I love the buffing brush so much and this brush is a little small, however it is a great size for blending concealer under my eyes and covering red-ness around my nose and mouth.

Contour Brush

This is the perfect sized contour brush! It fits perfectly in the hollows of my cheeks to slim down the appearance of my face using my favourite bronzer. It's also great for contouring around my forehead and neckline. As this brush is quite fluffy, the colour applied is well blended and not streaky! Great brush :)


I've experienced no shedding of the bristles of these brushes, and they washed perfectly - remaining as soft as new! They're also very lightweight which makes them easy to use.

I also love that these brushes are synthetic and cruelty free, a big advantage in my opinion :)

My favourite brushes in the set are definitely the buffing brush and contour brush, however they all have uses in my makeup routine!

Overall, I love all of these brushes and I'm so glad I bought them, they're completely worth the money and I hope they will last me a long time! I am already looking into expanding my collection with the powder brush and blush brush.

Thanks for reading! Have you tried Real Techniques brushes? What are your favourite brushes?

You can buy these brushes for £21.99 from Boots, in store or online. 

Bought with my own money.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

TBI Blog Hop!

Hiya lovelies,

Just a quick post to tell you that I'm co-hosting the Them Blog Ideas (TBI) blog hop this fortnight! I love blog hops, they're a great way to find new blogs as well as promote your own :)

TBI is a blog run by two bloggers, Ina and Emma, who aim to unite all bloggers! So even if you don't like the idea of a blog hop - definitely check out their blog or twitter anyway and join the community :)

You can join the blog hop here!

Thanks for reading xoxo

Monday, 10 September 2012

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Campaign

Hiya lovelies!

It's no secret that I love John Frieda hair products for my blonde hair, so when I was contacted and asked if I was interested in being a part of John Frieda's new Sheer Blonde campaign I was over the moon!

Now what I didn't realise is that John Frieda have a Youtube Channel (here) where they do hair tutorials and recently have been focusing on hair looks for blondes which are really easy to follow and adapt to your hair type (and of course brunettes can pull of these looks too!).

My personal favourites are the hair bow and the soft textured waves but they also have a great fishtail braids and a low french roll tutorial too!

So I will have a few more posts coming up soon to do with the campaign including my 'attempts' (I'm not the most artistic hair-wise!) at some of the hair tutorials, full reviews of some of their products and also a low-down on the ranges (found here) available from John Frieda for blonde hair as sometimes it can be a bit confusing to find out which one will suit your hair best!

For now, have a watch of the tutorials and be sure to leave a comment or tweet me (@emilyannbeauty) if you give any of them a go!

Thanks for reading!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Another Liebster Award!

Hiya lovlies!

I've been nominated for another Liebster award by Confessions of a Canadian Wallflower but since I've done all the facts and tagging people in my last post (here) I thought I would just answer the questions set for me!

1. What is your one "must have" makeup product? I'm a mascara addict! So I always have a tube of Volume Million Lashes by L'oreal in my makeup bag - best mascara ever!!
2. How did you get started being into makeup? From reading blogs and watching youtube videos I guess, I never thought I would be this into it - it's quite girly for me haha!
3. From which collection are you most excited to launch for fall? Love the look of Illamasqua's new collection Generation Q but also love browsing the new MAC collections!
4. Who is your favourite fashion designer? I don't often buy designer clothes :/ but my favourite store is Dorothy Perkins?
5. What was your dream job when you were little? A doctor. 
6. What is your favourite kind of music and why? I listen to anything! I'm generally a sucker for most chart / pop music though but love a bit of rock!
7. What is your favourite season and why? Summer, because I love the sun and holidays! :)
8. Which makeup brand (high end and drugstore) is your all time favourite and why? High end would be Estee Lauder, as I've never had a bad product of theirs and drugstore would be Revlon for the same reason :)
9. If you could live to another country, other than the one you're living at right now, which would it be and why? USA because of all the cheap(er) makeup! :P
10. Share with us a hidden talent of yours.
11. How did the name of your blog came about? My original name (wonderwall93) is my favourite song (Wonderwall by Oasis) and my year of birth. My current name is a bit dull but more sophisticated that the other one it's just my first and middle name then the main topic on my blog!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 6 September 2012


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£50 BooHoo Blogger Challenge!

Hi lovelies!

I was recently emailed by Karen of Fashion Vouchers inviting me to take part in their new bloggers competition! The idea is to create an outfit using items from which totals under £50, write a blog post and you could win £50 worth of vouchers to buy your outfit!

Full details can be found here, definitely enter if you fancy - I had fun putting together my outfit!

Here's my entry:

Clockwise from top left:

Black High Waisted Denim Shorts (here) - £20
Ring Stack (here) - £4
Oversized Lightening Earrings (here) - £4
Peeptoe Sling Back Platforms (here) - £30 £10
Gothic Foil Cross Print Bodysuit (here) - £12

TOTAL = £50

I'm loving the gothic trend this Autumn so thought I would incorporate this into this relatively casual night time look which would look great for nights out this season and into next season (with a jacket though!). The shoes are a bargain at only £10 and the rest of the pieces are also not expensive which makes this outfit (and in general) a great choice for students!

Thanks for reading, hope you like my entry!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

August Favourites

Hello lovelies!

Here are some products I've been loving in August :)

Top to bottom; left to right:

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Moisturising Conditioner - Got this as a treat for myself (and my hair!) a couple of weeks back and now I remember why I love the Sheer Blonde range from John Frieda! I try not to use it every time I wash my hair as I want to use it for as long as possible however when I do use it, my hair feels softer, shinier and moisturised. I love it!

Garnier Oil Free BB Cream - This is rapidly becoming my most worn foundation, it's amazing! It's lightweight but gives amazing coverage. I've written a full review on it here so check that out if you want to see what I think in more detail :)

Lily by Stella McCartney eau de parfum - I recently got this while on holiday with my family and I love it! The scent is so light, fresh and easy to wear day or night.

Estee Lauder Lip Gloss in Rock Candy - Also recently hauled this, my aunt gave this to me as she got it as a freebie (she spends a lot at Estee Lauder!!) and didn't want it. I haven't been into gloss much recently but I absolutely love wearing this over MAC Hue and Estee Lauder Crystal Baby! It's such a pretty gloss, and it smells so nice too. The formula is great, it's non sticky and lasts for ages!

Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait - recently rediscovered this and have been loving it recently. It's a great natural dark peachy colour that just looks so pretty on the lips!

MaxFactor Creme Puff Powder in Translucent - another rediscovered product! My Rimmel Stay Matte powder is currently too light for me as I've been on holiday so started using this one again and love it. The colour matches me perfectly and the formula is great and keeps my skin from looking oily for hours!

Essie 'Cute As A Button' Nail Lacquer - only bought this this month too but have been wearing it non stop! It's such a perfect summer colour and the formula is amazing. I won't go on about it too much as I have a full review here so check that out if you want to know more!

Thanks for reading! What have you been loving this month?

Friday, 31 August 2012

How I Deal With Spot Breakouts

Hiya lovelies!

Recently, I've had breakouts of spots around my mouth and chin so I thought I would share with you guys my tips & tricks for getting rid of spots!

  • Always take off your makeup before bed - I know some people won't bother but it's such a crucial step to keep your skin clear. You don't have to repeat your entire morning face routine, just take off your makeup with a makeup wipe so it doesn't clog your skin. My current favourite makeup wipes are the oil balancing ones from Simple as they also help control excess oil on my skin :) These wipes are currently on offer in Superdrug, found here.

  • Drink lots of water - everyone knows this one! Drinking water is not only good for your body but will keep your skin hydrated, healthy and glowing.
  • Exfoliate the skin regularly - By regularly, I don't mean everyday, but fairly often. Exfoliating clears off the dead skin cells from you face and allows new cells to be made. If you use a good exfoliator, your skin should be left soft and glowing after using it. One of my staple favourites is the Garnier Pure 3 in 1 Wash/Scrub/Mask which I usually only use as a scrub. It exfoliates my skin well and has salicylic acid in for an added spot treatment. 

  • Have 'no makeup' days - I love my makeup (both wearing and applying it), but when I'm not going out or doing much there's not much point in putting on a full face of makeup that will clog your pores. If you leave your skin alone once you've carried out your skincare routine and just let your skin breathe once in a while you'll notice a difference.
  • Try BB creams or tinted moisturisers rather than foundation - Foundations can be thick and can clog pores and make spots worse. By using a BB cream or tinted moisturiser, you can add a little bit of coverage, but your skin can still breathe :) my current favourite is the Garnier BB cream for oily skin.

  • Try face masks - I love face masks! And what's great is that you don't need to spend loads of money on them (although some may be worth the money). The ones I recently been using are from Superdrug's own line, and they've recently released loads more formulas so check them out if you haven't! My favourite one is a dead sea clay mask that's great for oily and spot prone skin :)

  • Invest in a night cream - I don't always use night creams, but recently I've started using one that I've had for a while and I already see a difference in my skin! Applying a night cream will keep your skin hydrated throughout the night and should leave your skin soft and radiant when you wake up. All night creams are formulated to be worn for hours on end, so don't worry if it doesn't absorb into your skin as quickly as your day moisturiser. My current night cream is Angelique Aromatic Balm by Decleor however I think this particular formula has been discontinued. You can find what else Decleor have to offer here, there's lots of similar products :) 

  • Keep your skin moisturised - I try my best to stick to my morning skincare routine and if I don't manage to tone, put serum and eye cream on etc the one thing I do always put on is my face moisturiser. My solid favourite for years now has been Estee Lauder DayWear, both the normal and oil free formulas are great. Keeping your skin moisturised helps to keep it looking and feeling healthy and can help calm and prevent future breakouts.

Thanks for reading! What tips do you have for spot breakouts?

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Mini Uni Haul: Mainly Clothes & Some Accessories!

Hiya guys! I've been shopping a bit lately and thought I'd show you what I've been buying (I say that, but my mum has bought me most of these things for uni!).

I'll start with clothes, as that's what I have the most of (I've been throwing out loads lately)!


Dorothy Perkins (my favourite store, can you tell from the amount I buy from there?!)

Cream Cocktail Rings Snood; £9.50 (here)

Isn't this adorable? I love wearing scarves, and think this can go with anything because of it's cream background and black print. It's easy to wear and I really like it!

Navy Lace Back Cami; £16 £10 (here)

This little vest top is going to be a staple in my wardrobe. It can be dressed down, with a cardigan and jeans or dressed up with shorts or bodycon skirt and showing the lacy back! 

Damson Heart Motif Sweat; £16 (here)

This jumper may not look like much, but it's so soft and comfy and perfect for Autumn/Winter!

Eden Black Ultra Soft Jeggings; £23 (here)

I've never been a lover of jeggings... until I tried these. Ohmygod, they're so so so comfy and feel so soft but look like a pair of black skinny jeans! I also love the 'jean like' detail on the waistband, that makes these look like proper jeans.

New Look

AX Paris Black Dip Hem Strapless Dress; £35 (here)

Can't find this in black on the website, but my one is definitely black! I saw this in New Look, a shop I rarely go in, and fell in love with it! With the dipped hem and floaty material, I feel like a princess when I wear this! The bust part is perfect for me, which I was originally sceptical of as I have big boobs and sometimes struggle to squeeze them in tight fit dresses like this! I honestly don't think pictures do this dress justice, it looks so much better on and I can't wait to wear it out and about at uni :)



Peacock Feather Owl Pendant; £12 (here)

Me and my mum saw this adorable necklace and we just had to get it! It's so cute, and can be worn with anything (e.g the black dress above to brighten it up!!).

Lace Overlay Clutch; £25 (here)

I needed a going out clutch bag and thought this was perfect! It comes with a strap, which I probably won't use but it's a handy option. The pattern is lovely and elegant and I love this because it will go with everything!

That's it - thanks for reading! What have you been buying lately?