28 June 2015

Cocktail Cosmetics

Tucked away in a tiny little corner of Birmingham famously called The Custard Factory is a girls make-up's dream... Cocktail Cosmetics. The wonderfully named shop sells international make up that is incredibly hard to get in the UK!

Gerard Cosmetics' colourful stand of lipsticks and lighted lipgloss.

23 June 2015

How To Get Free Beauty Samples

In the last two weeks I have received 7 samples through the letterbox with a few more on their way. (Sorry postman!)

21 June 2015

70's style at Boohoo

I will admit a few years ago I had many bad experiences with the quality of Boohoo's clothing. The material was often cheap, easily ripped and clingy. Fast forward to 2015 and they are now one of my go to clothing retailers for affordable and on trend clothing. 

Boohoo have hit the nail on the head  this season with the 70s style offering a variety of crazy clothing in pasiley patterns and aztec prints. 

Below are a few of the pieces that I think reflect the 70's trend perfectly, including in season cami tops, shirt dresses and suede. Last year many fashion blogs and magazines predicted the re-introduction of flares and they were right! Although personally I would not wear them as I feel I could not pull them off, they are perfect this summer for adding an on trend piece to simple daytime outfits and a staple for festivals and summer holidays. I included a tassel backpack bag in the collection as I believe this is perfect for the person who is afraid of trying clothing with heavy patterns but still wishes to have an accessory that reflects the latest trends.

What's your current favourite fashion trend?

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20 June 2015


Congratulations to all those who have passed University! Now comes the fun bit, finding a dress to wear to graduation. I've picked out a few dresses that have been catching my eye lately and thought I would share them. The dresses range from the classy cut and colours to a more summery feel, which I hope will reflect with the weather for everyone's graduation days. These are all within a perfectly reasonable budget for all the students that have been living off loans for the last three years!

4. Sleeveless Lace Midi Dress White | Missguided | £40

6. ASOS Debutante Midi Dress | ASOS | £40

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17 June 2015

Mini Beauty Haul

Last week during a lonely shopping trip up town, I popped into Boots and picked up a couple of beauty bits. Amongst them were these two L'Oreal Paris products. 
Left: L'Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation | Shade 12 Natural Rose (£7.99)
Right: L'Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer (£9.99 Boots)