OOTD - 'The Storm before the calm'




Top: Topshop // Trousers : H&M //Necklace: New Look 
 


Your going to get bored of these trousers soon ! I just love them so much. They are so comfy and I love them. They are easier to wear when its sunny because you can wear white tops like this one.

I've been to university today and about to go to the gym so thought i'd do a quick outfit post!

Picked up the Loreal Micellar water today because it's only £2.50 in superdrug at the moment!

I'm going to London tomorrow to go to the Kurt Schwitters exhibition yay !!




'The storm before the calm' Cameron Conaway, caged: Memoirs of a cage-fighting poet 

Beauty Haul !



Collection Eyebrow definer (I thought it was a eye liner ) // Sinful Color nail Polish // New Mua polishes// NARS blusher // Naked shine hair treatment // Clynol Hair treatment. 


The other day I felt like going shopping and spent WAYYY too much money that I really don't have so  I thought id show you what I got. 

The sinful colour polish is really good and they only retail at £1.99 in boots. I will be stocking up on these. They look really similar to the China Glaze polishes. 

The new MUA polishes are supposed to be 'dupes' of the essie polishes so I thought i'd grab a couple. 

The Hair treatments are both from Poundland ! BARGAINS ! 

And the Nars blush was a little treat for me :) 


Dixi Woodstock and Luxe Bohemia Range


Thought i'd give you a little look at the latest Dixi collections, it's are now available on the website.

  I think this collection is perfect for the spring. Its a real festival style collection and would look great with a t-shirt and your favourite pair of denim shorts!

I'm loving rose crowns at the moment and think they are so cute and a must have for the festival season!

These tortoise sunnies are gorgeous and very vintage-like.

Just check out the www.shopdixi.com website for loads more from the new collection.

NARS Blush : Angelika







I've had my eyes on this for a while but decided I have far too many blushers so i've just never bought it but the other day I went into space NK and I wanted to buy something so bad and I ended up leaving with this !

I love it. I think the colour is gorgeous and it's a me blush ! Its pink and glittery !  The rest of my blushers even though they are all very similar in colour the rest are not glittery. This leaves a really nice shimmer/ glitter on your cheeks that glisten in the sun :) It's not too much though.

The pigmentation is your usual NARS pigmentation which I think is very good and the packaging is so simplistic and lovely and matte yay! I do love abit of matte black packaging.

For £21.50 it does leave a little dent in your bank balance but a benefit blush is like £24.50 !

The colour is quite natural if you apply it gently and you can build it up for more colour so its good for day or night. I love a lot of colour on my cheeks so this is perfect.

I've actually been applying NARS Gina which is a more orange tone blush to define my cheeks and then applying this across my cheek bone to define them abit more. So far i'm really loving this blush and so happy I got it :)



A really late Sunday Update

My screenprints 

I've been super busy recently with uni and the blog and its been difficult to balance everything but i'd nearly done it! My deadline for my practical work was last monday so I handed in these screen prints and some sketchbooks with loads of experiments. I now have to put together a presentation and thats due the 15th May so not long left and thats it then for my second year at University! 

001. You may have noticed I had loads of blog posts up last week ! I really want to stay on top of my blog so keep an eye out daily for new posts. I normally schedule them for 9:00am so they are new in the morning

002. I'm off to London on wednesday because I really want to visit the Kurt Schwitters exhibition at the Tate before it finishes and I will be popping to and other stories... and to get some Bioderma and also the film museum. we're not sure where to eat so send some suggestions. 

003. Me and Daniel are planning on going to turkey for our summer holiday so I need to go on a spending ban :( We are also going to devon at the end of may and he's taking me away for my 21st in September - it's going to be an expensive year! 


Topshop Peel Off Nails





Topshop Peel Off Nails £6 in On The Blink

I picked this up the other day in Topshop, I was looking for a different blue because i've been searching for a 'dupe' for Nails Inc Baker Street but they didn't have the one I wanted so I got this one. 

I didn't research the Peel Off Nails until I got home so I didn't really know what it was. It's a nail polish that is designed so you can just peel it off without nail polish remover - this sounds very good for those of you who are as lazy as me and just sit there picking away your polish. 

Honestly I really wasn't impressed I applied it on the night and woke up to peeled away and chipped polish. I think it would be okay for a night out but thats it! 

I think £6 is a bit overpriced i'd rather get myself a decent polish and a bottle of nail polish remover! 


REVIEW : Revlon Colorstay Foundation

Revlon Colorstay - £12.49 




I picked up Revlon Colorstay whilst the beauty products were on 3 for 2 at Boots. I had heard so many good things about it and decided I really wanted to try it out.

My Mac Studio Fix has been looking cakey so I thought i'd try this out and see whether I liked it or not.
I was very happy to see you could buy it for Oily /Combination skin because I have quite shiny shin so I tend to stay away from liquid foundations.

I've been applying this with my beauty blender style sponge. I've found this makes it so easy to apply.

The coverage is amazing, it covers all my blemishes and spots and leaves my face looking flawless.

The staying on power is great ! I tested it out last week I had uni early so applied it in the morning and went to uni for abit, I have to commute to uni and then I came home and went to the gym. By the evening my face was still great, My make up was still on and intact!

I have to say i'm so impressed with this foundation! For a drug store brand and its only £12.49 I would buy this over a high end product just because its so easy to apply and has amazing staying power.
Also it combats shiny skin and leaves my make up looking flawless.

I'm very tempted to try the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation as this is like £8.99 and apparently very good as well - let me know if you've tried it out?

Overall A great product and I would recommend!!

Real Techniques Core Collection


Real Techniques Core Collection - RRP £21.99 From Boots. 



 

I picked up the Core Collection the other day when it was on buyapowa for like £10. I have quite a few Real techniques brushes so decided to add this to my collection.

The set contains a Detailer brush - To conceal problem areas or use with lipstick

Pointed foundation brush - use with liquid foundation to build coverage

Buffing brush - Ideal for full coverage application of powder or mineral foundation

contour brush - delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer

The set is a really great value for money and contains 4 amazing quality brushes. I love the real techniques collection because its available at boots so is really easy to just go and pick up. They do these amazing sets which are great value - the indiviual brushes retail between £7.99 - £9.99 so 4 brushes for £21.99 is a great deal.
I really just wanted the buffing brush but this set was such a bargain I had to buy it.

If you have never used www.buyapowa.com before its great you sign up to receive an email if a product you want becomes available and you join the co-buy to get the price to go down. you can pay by card or paypal!

Have you used the core collection what do you think  ?

Project U-Neek
















http://projectuneek.co.uk/

http://projectuneek.co.uk/u-neek-artists/malgorzata-drohomirecka/

I was invited a lot to the Launch of Malgorzata Drohomirecka’s art work which is currently being exhibited at the Urban Company Coffee shop in Birmingham. As I’m an art student going along to the launch was a great opportunity for me to do some networking.

The evening began with a talk from  Alexandria who is the creator of project u-neek ! The project allows artists to carry on creating their works whist the project organizes exhibiting and selling the works. This is great for practicing artists because it means they can continue creating work without the stress of exhibiting and selling. Project U-Neek exhibits work in spaces across Birmingham like Crave which is a hair salon in the Custard Factory and other coffee shops. 

The exhibiting artist was Malgorzata Drohomirecka who is a screen printing artist and I really enjoyed her work. It was very geometric and she uses bright colours. Project u-neek use these launch nights to exhibit other artists work as well so also exhibiting was whitney Zaw and her amazing photography and Sketch (Alex Carby). 

I had a lovely evening and it was a great opportunity for me to me Alexandria and learn about the project  and networking. I now know the project are there if I ever think of exhibiting my work! 




REVIEW : Affinitas Intimates


www.affinitasintimates.com/parfait-spring/arabella-3/
Balconet Bra - £37*
Knickers -£17*






I was kindly sent this gorgeous Lingerie set to review. Its part of the Affinitas Intimates Parfait Range and is called the Arabella Set. I was sent the Wire Bralette which is the mesh cup bra with boning and power net for support. 

'Parfait as a complementary line to Affinitas Intimates, Parfait by Affinitas is distinctively designed to serve the full-busted woman. Parfait bras, bustiers and babydolls are sized 30D – 40G, with coordinating bottoms sized XS – 2X. Developed with fresh, feminine designs and flattering silhouettes, Parfait gives special attention to exceptional support, comfort, and fit. Featuring a wide range of styles from everyday wear to special occasion'

 This Lingerie set that i've been sent is lovely! It's a really nice material and its soft and very comfortable when its on. The detailing and the bows are a lovely touch making the set more feminine and pretty. The set it just so unique and it's really sexy but comfortable. The boning in the Bra gives more support making it a comfortable fit. The knickers are very comfortable which I think look amazing and I love the detailing. 

I have rather big boobs so this range is ideal for me, it offers support and comfort in such a lovely range of styles and colours. 

Go on the Affinitas Intimates website to find out where your nearest stockist is or what online stores deliver to your country!  here 

What we got in our #BrumBloggerMeet Goodie Bags

Lovely tote bags from Watch Warehouse and painted by Sara, Chloe and Hayley

 Amazing Benefit Goodies including They're Real and Fake Up

Some lovely Products from Granny Sallys Soap Kitchen 
Lovely Yardley Body Wash 
Macadamia oil 
And All This ! 



I was very lucky to get all of this amazing stuff in my goodie bag! I'll be reviewing things as I use them so look out for that !