Sunday, 27 September 2015

Shopping my Stash for Autumn

Autumn Beauty Make Up Shopping My Stash Urban Decay Revln Rimmel Mac Lipstick Maybelline Nars Eyeshadow Benefit Blush

I've put off admitting it for as long as I can, but summer is finally here and it's time to embrace autumn.  As much as I love cosy blankets, cute shoe boots and warm scarves, I am a summer girl through and through so I can't help dragging out the peachy pinks and shimmery bronzers as long as possible.  I'm just about ready so switch up my makeup bag to reflect the season, so I've dug through my stash to find my autumn favourites.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Getting Organised

Organisations Life Diary Planner Iphone IPad Apps

Since returning to work at the start of September after six weeks off for the summer holidays, I've had to get myself organised again to keep on top of work, blogging and general life admin.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Adding Dimension

Adding Dimension Contour Bronze Highlight NARS Anastasia Beverly Hills The Balm The Body Shop Illamasqua Benefit

Thanks to acne-prone/acne scarred skin, I like quite a bit of coverage in my foundation to cover my imperfections.  I feel so much more confident when my blemishes and scars are covered, but it often makes my skin look flat and mask-like, which means there's even less dimension to my face than my natural football head look.  These are the products I use to add a bit of warmth, dimension and shape back into my complexion.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Loch Fyne

Loch Fyne Restaurant Seafood Dish Lobster in Garlic Butter and French Fries

I'm keeping this one short and sweet - I love this place.

Loch Fyne is a Seafood and Grill restaurant in Gunwarf Quays.  I've been there twice now, and they have yet to disappoint.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Everyday Base

Beauty Face Every Day Base Foundations NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Estee Lauder Double Wear Light

Lately everyday I'm finding myself reaching for the same base regardless of what I'm doing or where I'm going.  I love both of these foundations on their own, but together they're a bit of a dream team.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The Perfect Lipstick

Beauty Perfect Lipstick High End High Street Drug Store NARS Bourjois Bobbi Brown Urban Decay MAC Sephora YSL

Surely I'm not the only one who's spent hours looking for the perfect red, or the perfect nude, or the perfect shade of lipstick.  After years of searching, I think I have quite a few perfects in my collection.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Langland Brasserie

At the end of August my sister was celebrating her 20th birthday so we headed to a brilliant little brasserie right by the sea for some delicious food.  The view from the restaurant is perfect; you can see right along Langland bay.  Unfortunately it was tipping down while we were there, so it wasn't the beautiful picturesque sea view they had for most of the summer, but there's something about being right by the beach that puts a smile on ym face come rain or shine.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Summer Scents

Summer Scents Hollister Body Spray Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume Full Size Miniature

I am one of those people who likes to have different perfumes for different seasons.  In the warmer weather I like a light, fresh, fruity and floral smells, but I like something woodier and earthier when it's a bit chillier.  This summer (if you could even call it that in the UK!) I had a few go-to smells which I reached for every single day.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Marbella Sephora Haul

Marbella Holiday Spain Palm Tree Sea View Beach

Marbella Spain La Canada Sephora Haul

While Rob and I were on holiday to Marbella, how could I not pop into the local Sephora and pick up a few beauty bits and pieces?!  I stuck mainly to Sephora own brand, because it's so much harder to get hold of in the UK, unless you don't mind a hefty shipping charge, but I got some make up that I haven't stopped using since!

Monday, 7 September 2015

Holiday Makeup

Holiday Beauty Makeup Favourites NARS Urban Decay Laura Mercier Benefit YSL MUFE The Body Shop

While I'm on holiday, I like to change up my makeup a bit.  I look for multi-purpose products to save on weight and I go for a generally lighter look.  These are the makeup products I couldn't get enough of during my week in Marbella.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Holiday: Marbella, Spain (Part Two - Eating Out and Puerto Banus)

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Sea View Hotel Balcony

Earlier this week I posted about holiday Marbella, but I've got a tonne more photos to share of our delicious food and our little day trip to Puerto Banus.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Staying Shine-Free

Best Products for Stopping Shine and Preventing Oil - Primer, Setting Spray, Powder

Thanks to my super oily skin I'm forever on the look out for mattifying products and I've manage to find one or two that actually work!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Holiday: Marbella, Spain (Part One - Hotel, Location & Daytime)

Marbella Sign Spain Holiday Summer Sun

At the end of August, Rob and I jumped on a plane heading for somewhere sunny after a typical Welsh summer of rain.  We spend a week in Marbella enjoying sun, sea and too much food! We took an insane amount of pictures, so I'm going to split this post into two parts.  This part will talk about where we stayed and how we spent our days, and the other post will be about eating out in the evenings and our little trip to Puerto Banus.