Thursday, 14 August 2014

Easy Everyday Hairstyles | How-To

So there are always those days when your hair is just not working for you! We all have those days so I thought I would help a sister out, and share with you my most favourite hairstyles to do when my hair is just a mess!

So to start off, number 1 is a fishtail braid. It is super easy and simple to do! If you don't know how to do one, you can watch Zoella's tutorial on how to do it here. This hair style is definitely suitable for school and is really good as it keeps all of your hair out of your face!

Number 2 is a super classic and simple pony tail. Yes this is one of the most obvious ones ever! However I have added a slight twist to it by adding a scrunchy. You can definitely find scrunchies everywhere now but I got my from Brandy Melville if you were wondering :P

The next two (number 3 and number 4) come had in hand. For these super easy ones, all you will need to do is put your hair up in a bun (however you like it) and then add your accessories to make them look like you put some effort into them. Number 3 has the same scrunchy used in number 2 and number 4 has a super cute bow in it. I got this bow from American Apparel for about £9 pounds I believe.

And lastly, I have a hairstyle that is perfect for dressing up slightly (perhaps for a cute date?). So I used the same bow that I have in number 4 (which has a clip attached to it) to secure the bits of hair that fall around my face, to the back of my head (keeping my centre part visible.

I hope you liked this sort of post, as it is the first How-To type of post I've ever done. If you have any questions on any of these hairstyles, leave me a comment and I will be sure to reply! What are your favourite hairstyles when your hair is just not working for you?

Love From Elizabeth x

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

L'Oreal True Match Foundation | Product Review

Hello Everyone! Today I will be coming at you with a review of my current favourite everyday foundation which is the L'Oreal True Match Foundation which is £9.99 from Boots. I've been using this foundation for months now, so I definitely can say, that it is amazing! Below is pictures of before and after I have applied my foundation. As you can see, my face isn't too spotty, so this foundation is perfect.

Bare Face
With Makeup

I wouldn't call this foundation high coverage because it's not! But it does get rid of any imbalances in your skin tone, and it gets rid of any redness, giving a very flawless, and even skin tone. This is why it is so perfect for everyday! If you have a lot of blemishes that you want to make disappear, you will need to wear a concealer (which I am not wearing in these pictures). However, I have used my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder to help the foundation last all day.

Something that I love about this foundation is how it feels when you apply it! It is so silky and soft as you rub it into your face! To apply it, I firstly blend it all over my face using my fingers (as I feel it is the best way to distribute it over my face). After that, I use my Real Techniques Stippling Brush just to blend out areas which need more attention. 

I have rather oily skin, so by the end of the day, my makeup isn't what it was. However, I am very pleased with its staying power for the day. It does have SPF 17 which is good, as you wont need to worry about your face getting burnt during the day. It claims to have micro mineral pigments to perfectly match your skin tone and to give you smoother, healthier and more even skin. I can totally agree with these claims as that is definitely what it does for me.

I hope you have enjoyed this review, and let me know if you have tried this foundation, or if you have any foundations which you like!

Love From Elizabeth x

Saturday, 9 August 2014

My New Bags | Accessories

Hello everyone!! So recently I went to primark and was thoroughly disappointed with the clothing selection that had in the Manchester branch and I literally bought no clothing whatsoever and that is very unlike me!  I feel like their clothing has been stepped down a notch or something. Perhaps it's because I'm used to the selection in London, but I don't really know. (Rant over now). However, I loved their shoe and bag ranges available which is why I picked up these two beauties.

So the first bag, as you can see, is a cute little black cross body bag (I think that's what they're called...). Right now I am living of one bag (shocking I know), because I accidentally broke my old black one. I think the gold accents on the bag a super cute and add a nice touch to it. And the bow at the front is super adorable as well. And best of all, it was only £8.

Then as I was searching through primark for clothes, I found this pearl under the racks and it was love at first sight! I think the pink colour is totally adorable and cute, and the gold accent really compliments the colour. This one is slightly smaller than the other one, but I love how it has a small pocket at the front so that you can have easy access to your phone or ipod or whatever. And once again, this was for a mere price of £8.

I love primark bags, and they honestly last a long time, and are super cute! I love the sizes of these ones, as they are perfect for everyday outings, and fit everything you could ever need. I would definitely recommend checking out your local primark for some gems! I think my £16 were well spent on these purchases.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, and I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts on my new bags (even if you find them utterly hideous). Are you a fan of primark bags? Let me know!

Love From Elizabeth x

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Sleek Face Form | Review

Hello my lovelies, and today I am coming at you with a review of the Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette which I got from Boots for £9.99. This palette has it all! It has a contour, a highlighter and a blusher, making it perfect if you are ever going away as you don't need millions and millions of different products!

I picked up my palette in fair (as you may be able to tell in the picture) and I think that the different powders definitely suit my skin type. I'm always trying to find a good contouring product for fair skin, and this one has definitely made its way into my heart. In the photo with the swatches, I applied it to my had a few times to ensure that the camera could pick up the colour, but let me ensure you, it does not look that dark and dramatic on your face. Another pro is that it is matte!

The contour, definitely does what it says, and makes you look like you have all the definition in the world. Next is the highlighter. It is such a gorgeous shimmery colour and I may be slightly naughty and start using this as an eye shadow as I just love this sort of shade for my eyes! It looks absolutely amazing on, and definitely complements the contour.

Finally is the lovely peachy pink blush which I love! It is perfect for everyday, and I think it gives you such an amazing glow. It has a gold sort of under hue, which also makes it just so lovely and natural! All of these powders are very easily blended into the skin, so if you accidentally go a little overboard, it is simple to blend it in!

My only criticism of the entire palette is that it was super duper hard to get any of the product onto the brush when I first got it, but since I've had it for a little while now, it is definitely easier. So this in the end, is not a major issue.

I would say that this product is well worth the money and you should definitely check it out! I hope you've enjoyed this review, and let me know if you have tried this product, or if you a fan of Sleek (because I definitely am!).

Love From Elizabeth x

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Summer | Haul

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while since I last wrote a blog post but I just stumbled back to my blog and realised what I was giving up! Right now I have more than 300 followers on Bloglovin which is just AMAZING and I am so thankful! I feel like I needed the break that I got, to clear my mind and give myself some time to breath and be free of pressure. But I doubt you really want to hear any of that so I'll just get on with the post!

So I've recently been out shopping since being back in good old England (I was away in Australia the majority of July) and I am super excited to be sharing what I have gotten! I will just like to warn you that the majority of the items are from Topshop which is one of my favourites places to shop now as I am loving their very plain and simple tops that they have (which are probably the most reasonably priced items in the entire shop).

First off I got this cute Rib Crop Tee for £8 at Topshop. If you know me, you will know that I am a massive fan of crop tops!! I absolutely love the pale pink colour of this top! It is so gorgeous and definitely goes well with a tan (which I kinda have at the moment). Topshop also has heaps of different colours for this tee, and I actually have it in white! I really wanted it in the colour sage but they were all sold out of my size!

So the next two items come hand in hand as they are the same top but in different colours! These Peplum Camis are just gorgeous and are super flattering and are only £10. I firstly got one in white, and I loved how it looked on me! It is super fitting and flattering in the breast area and it flows out! It is a super cute cropped top which goes well with high wasted shorts or jeans, or even some cute patterned shorts!  

I got these shorts a little while ago but I absolutely adore them, and they are perfect for a fancy lunch or event this season! Unfortunately I cant find the link to them but I believe that they were around £15 which is a bargain!. Pull & Bear has some really cute stuff and is super affordable! I would definitely recommend checking them out!

Finally I bought some jeans anticipating the cold weather to come later this year! These very cute looking high waisted jeans from Miss Guided for £34. They have a super cute acid wash kind of thing going on which I think looks super cute and more interesting than just block coloured jeans! I cant wait to start wearing these, this fall!

So that's all I have for now! I hope you have enjoyed this post! Let me know if you would like me to style any of these items here. Hope you're having a great summer holiday and are enjoying the sunny weather!

Love From Elizabeth x
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Friday, 6 June 2014

Think Pink | Outfit

Hello world! If you're a girly girl like me, pink is sure to be your absolute favourite colour (it is definitely for me)! But for some reason, it's a colour I don't wear all too often. Pink is definitely better suited for young children, but once you've hit puberty, it is just not acceptable to be dressed from head to toe in pink!

Here I am wearing my newest favoritest purchase from H&M which is this gorgeous pink checkered crop top. Unfortunately for some reason, I cant find this top on the H&M website, so maybe it is an in store product only? But anyway, this amazing item was only £9.99 and I got it as a celebration present for finishing my exams last week.

My jacket, trousers and bag are all from Primark (one of my favourite places to shop). My black disco pants are an absolute staple in my wardrobe as it can go with so many things. You can make them look casual or formal depending on how you style them. I love high waisted trousers as they really help shape your body (especially if you are not that curvy). Here are some similar looking disco leggings from ASOS which are only £16 (a bargain!). And if you want a jacket similar to mine, you can find one here from ASOS which is currently on sale for £30!

Finally my shoes are from New Look and are my new go to's in my closet. In every picture taken, they were really washed out and appear almost white. They have a tie die affect on them, and they are a gorgeous pink colour. You can find them here for £11.99. 

I hope you have enjoyed this post, and let me know if you wear a lot of pink, or if you think pink is for little kids only.

Love from Elizabeth x

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Crop Top | Wishlist #3

Happy Wednesday lovelies! Today I am here with another wishlist of perhaps one of my most favourite clothing items at the moment, crop tops. When crop tops came back into fashion many years ago, I was horrified with the amount of stomach was showing. But as of recently, I have discovered the wonders of high waisted trousers, and have been converted to a crop top lover.

1. White Embellished Cami Top for £35 from Miss Selfridge:
I love this crop top because it would be absolutely be perfect for summer by pairing it up with some high waisted denim shorts. I think the white would especially complement a tanned skin tone. It would also look super cute with a floral skirt or shorts.

2. Crop Cami in Grey from Topshop for £6:
I actually own this crop top and I would just like to say that it is super flattering. It is tight in the boob area and goes out ever so slightly around the waist. It is so plain and simple that it can work with absolutely anything. I like to style it with some floral shorts that I got from Urban Outfitters or with some light blue high waisted jeans.

3. Pink Gingham Check Crop Top from New Look for £9.99:
I have a top very similar to this, and I love the pink colour in this. Pink is one of my favourite colours but it is very hard to style it so that you don't look like a toddler. This top is perfect as it isn't too overpowering and is super cute. There is actually a matching skirt for this top, so it is perfect for a coordinate outfit.

4. Romina White Lace Crop Top for £9.99 from MissGuided:
I love the lace look, especially for summer. It is so light looking and very girly. I feel it would go very well with absolutely anything. This would go perfectly with perhaps a maxi skirt or high waisted denim shorts, and if you wanted a more formal look, you could wear a pastel coloured skort with heals, or perhaps black skinny jeans with booties. You could definitely transition this top for day to night.

5. Folk Print Crop Top for £6.50 from Forever21:
I love this very casual top. I especially love this high necked crop top style as it very 90's. This is perfect to wear with very neutral and plain skirts, shorts, jeans etc. as it has a very prominent pattern.

6. Soft Floral Crop Top for £8.75 from Forever21:
This is something that I perhaps wouldn't always go for, but I love the baby blue colour in the flowers and the white, as it is very summery. I think this would look amazing over a bikini, paired with high waisted denim shorts.

7. Strappy Seam Bralet in Pink for £8 from Topshop:
Here is another pink item, which is perfect for many outfits. It is super plain, hence can go with so many outfits. This would work well with monochrome patterned skirts and shorts as it will add a pop of colour to the outfit. It is also super flattering as it tight.

8. Graciela Dogtooth Spaghetti Strap Crop Top in Monochrome for £9.99 from Missguided:
As you can see, I have been loving the checked pattern recently. I love this top as it could be style in so many ways. You could definitely wear this in a more formal way, by pairing it with a black tight skirt with heals, or make it super casual with some denim jeans.

9. Jasena Blue Cami Crop Top with Crochet Detail for £14.99 from Missguided:
This is a super cute top and I love the detailing on the bottom as it really adds character to the top. It is a very unique colour but as there is no pattern, it can be worn with a lot of things.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, and I have given you some style ideas for when you next wear a crop top, or if you are looking for a new crop top. Let me know which one you like best!

Love from Elizabeth x

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