Friday, 31 August 2012

How much is my face worth?

I tend to wear the same/similar make up everyday, occasionally changing the way I do my eyeliner/eyeshadow colour and then just varying lip/blush combos. Or being really lazy and just wearing a bit of mascara.

This is my face...

And this is my product list (it looks horrendous writing it down; I promise I don't have a cake face!)

Vichy Aqualia Rich face cream (£16); I personally love this for my dry face, last ages and it seems to be massive in Europe. Interrailing this summer it was available everywhere! I prefer this to the Benefit total moisture cream (which to be honest, I am not a fan of and wish I'd never bought it; silly packaging sucked me in!)

Benefit Porefessional primer (£23.50); I haven't been using this long but so far I do really like it, over the summer I've been mixing it with a little of MeMeMe's version of Benefit's high beam I think. The packaging has changed from the one that I have, but it look's similar to this. I'd recommend it as a cheaper alternative!

For concealer my go to is the same as everyone's Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in fair I think (my only gripe with this really is how quickly the writing comes off the packaging, but it's cheap and cheerful at £3.99)

Foundation, at the moment is Dior Forever (£31) in 020 which I've been using for a while now, I adore the smell! I'm really keen to try Dior Airflash spray foundation but I don't think any of the colours are right for me being so pale!

I have been using Benefit's One Hot Minute (£23.50) over most of my face to add a little bit of colour with a tiny bit of Dior Rosy Glow (£29.50) on my cheeks which can look so pretty but can be built up really easily.
Eyebrows I use Korres eyebrow pencil no3 (£8), I've never heard of other people using this but I like this although I have just bought a FashionistA brow kit which I'm excited to give a proper try!

On my eyes I tend to use sin/sidecar/virgin from the Naked Palette (£36). I hardly ever use my Naked Palette 2 and in a way wish I hadn't bought it. Does anyone else feel like this?

I've just found out (when looking for a link) Topshop no longer do the liquid eyeliner I use (sob!) so will be on the look out for a new one, please send any suggestions my way! But the one I use was £6 I think...

I've rebought the same mascara about 3 times now, which for me probably means I do like it, I have a habit of changing things around; Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara (£9.99)

Finally on my lips I have a Boots No7 Lipstick which has been discontinued. It was £8 but there's plenty of similar ones around, just a slight orangey red.

So in total my face is worth... £189.48

Eeek! What's your face worth?

Sian x

Saturday, 25 August 2012

What I wore; Dipped in florals

I went out for a few drinks with friends last night and this is just a quick what I wore (I'm staying in student halls for a few weeks before I start my job so excuse the fetching carpet(; ha)

The dress is a dipped hem number from River Island (£35), which is really different for me. I tend to stick to more fitted things because I'm quite short and find looser fit things aren't very flattering. I did buy this in a size 6 to lose some of the oversized feel and suit me better. It's really roomy because well I'm no size 6 but find the smaller fit on the bust and waist more flattering personally.

The jacket is an aviator I bought last season from Dorothy Perkins and you can get these everywhere, it's been a go to jacket and I've worn it so much and I'm really glad I bought it.

The shoes are from Primark (pretty sure they were £16) and you can get them in a gorgeous burgundy colour which I have my eye on. I love wedges at the moment just for the comfort factor and they just add a bit to a simple outfit. There are some similar ones to the Primark ones available from Asos (£30) and H&M  (19.99).

Is anyone else preferring wedges right now?
Sian x

p.s Managed to uncover my follow button so hopefully may get some followers now :p

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Double Take

I absolutely love boots, moreover I like how many different styles you can get. I have one pair of good quality Kurt Geiger boots which I love, but they don't go with everything. I normally buy a few pairs each winter, to wear for that season. Which I will despise the next, so I do like a cheaper pair because if I'm honest I won't wear them enough to justify spending a lot (especially when I start 9-5'in in a few weeks boohoo!)

So...I've seen the Amelie boots and Mighty Topshop boots everyone loves and spotted these on Look's website within the Primark AW12 lookbook. They may not be exact copies but they certainly have a similar style, and they may not be leather but at the end of the day you get what you pay for or can afford and as far as I'm concerned they're not bad for under £20 a pair!

Black Leather Look Studded Boots; Primark £20
Brown Leather Look Zip Boots; Primark £18

Having said all this the Mighty boots at only £45 is a bargain for leather and Topshop and well they're quite pretty don't you think? I do really like the nubuck leather style and I have some Topshop vouchers left from my birthday. May have just talked myself into them...

Sian x

p.s This is an attempt at a scheduled post! I should be on may way to a house viewing (hopefully the one) ready for a big move in 3 weeks eek!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Pretending to have a waist...

What can I say, I am a rectangle/cuboid none of this gorgeous pear and hourglass business for me. But if you haven't got it. Fake it.

I'm a big fan of belts or tight waists and flowing skirts to provide an illusion that I do have a figure that belongs to a woman not a boy with some moobs going on. These are some of my favourite items at the moment that would be perfect for faking it.

Blue Print Denim Hotpants; River Island £25
Leopard Print Shorts; River Island £25
Lace shorts; Primark (price unknown)
Scarf Print Skirt; Primark (price unknown)

Anyone else suffer from a figure that just isn't having it 90% of them time? 

Sian x

Thursday, 16 August 2012


As it is A level results day, I thought I'd do a little post looking back over my results. I got my results and went to university three years ago, and I'm just about to start my first 'proper grown up' job in the coming weeks. Which, if I am honest I am more scared about.

Source; weheartit

University really is the best time of your life, I met people I love, people I strongly dislike (hate is a bit harsh), people I'll never forget and a few I can't wait to forget. It really was a gentle push into adult life, but there was always the comforting thought, that I could pop home to M+D's whenever I fancied. The idea of packing up my bedroom to leave forever is a little bit scary. In fact, it makes me feel a little bit sick, but it's just another stepping stone.

Everything happens for a reason. Good Luck everyone

Sian x

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Light Grey Snake Skin Back Wedge; Miss Selfridge £42
Dark Grey Studded Cardigan; River Island £35
Pearl Tipped Collar Top; Tokyo Doll via New Look £19.99

Wishlists are one of my favourite types of posts, so thought it would be good to start with one...

At the moment, I am a massive fan of well, massive wedges, so much more comfort and so much more (potential) height. As a little one myself (5'1; I know very little indeed) I do like a nice big heel and I love the colour of these as a neutral pair of heels for a night out, few drinks or a glamorous day!
Big cardies ready for the ever approaching autumn, I really like the cuffs as a bit of extra detail on this River Island beauty.
I think(sadly!) this may be one I love online but less so in the shop, it just looks too pretty. But the collar would look super cute popping out of a cosy round neck in the autumn.
I have a love hate relationship with Topshop bags, I love them but think they are overpriced for PVC, especially as I've never had one last as well as similar priced ones in Zara. But they just look too good to stop buying them.
Petrol green is one of my favourite colours, and this is such a go to piece, it may well be purchased come pay day as the perfect dress up-dress down number.
Its peplum and it's pretty and Topshop have sold me this, I adore the lace back as a cheeky night out top.

Do any of these items take your fancy?

Sian x