Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Benefit Review Series: High Beam Review and Swatches

Harroooo! Next up in my Benefit Review Series, the extremely popular High Beam!

I have wanted to try this little beauty for a long time, and while I had a 15% off voucher code for Benefit I thought I may as well buy it while it will be cheaper! For the full size bottle it is £19.50 which is a little pricey but affordable, and when considering the quality definitely worth it.

High Beam is a beautiful pearlescent pink highlighter which blends out to a gorgeous white/pink luminous colour. It is perfect for applying to the top of the cheekbones, the arch above your eyebrows, your brow bone, down the centre of your nose and also your cupid's bow. As you can see, the colour is still very vivid even when patted out unlike Sun Beam (another highlighter from Benefit I reviewed here) which dissipates into the skin a little. It lasts for hours on end when used with a primer and really does give a 'supermodel glow'.

I would buy this highlighter hands down every time over any other highlighter around. I have quite chubby cheeks with little natural contour and until I bought this gem, I have never actually had such a structured looking face before. Maybe you'll see me on the cover of Vogue some day. (pshh, a girl can dream...)

You can see in the picture above exactly where I used this highlighter, and it also gives the lips a beautiful contour when used as I stated earlier on the cupid's bow.

I hope you enjoyed this next little review! My last in the series will be up shortly.

Thank you so much for reading!


Sunday, 13 October 2013

Benefit Review Series: Coral My World Review and Swatches

Hello everyoneeee! Second in the Benefit Review Series I have the lovely little Coral My World set which retails at £9.50 from Boots.

This is a really lovely little trial set as sometimes Benefit products can be quite expensive and not everyone wants to pay £23.50 for a blusher they have never used before (full sized Sun Beam is £19.50) therefore this is a good way to try new products without having to spend so much.

As you can see below even though the products aren't full sized, you still get a fair amount of product for your money. The way I see it, £9.50 is like buying a jumper from Primark so it isn't really much at all ;). In the bottle, Sun Beam looks very dark and as though it would make you look like you've been tangoed. Do not be fooled! When patted out wherever you want highlighting (cheekbones, brow bone etc) it is a lovely sun kissed golden shimmer.
In the pan, Coralista is an absolutely gorgeous flushed peach colour, and on the skin it swatches the exact same!

You can see the lovely glow obtained from the swatch below. You can also see how even blended out, it still retains the lovely shimmer gold colour which looks perfect on tanned or darker skin. Sun Beam is a beautiful highlighter and when I wore it, it lasted on top of my make up for around 8 hours which I think is extremely good. The only thing I would say about this is I don't think it's suitable for very fair skin tones or skin with pink undertones. This is just because I think they would suit High Beam much better. However when you've come back from holiday and you have lovely bronzed skin, feel free to Sun Beam away!

Now before this little kit, I had never actually tried a Benefit blusher before (shock horror I know!). Coralista has now turned out to be my Holy Grail of blushers and I cannot live without it! It gives the most perfect peachy cheeks and looks beautiful on all skin tones, but especially tanned ones. It lasts absolutely all day and therefore for the price I would not complain about paying £23.50 for the full sized version. I know this isn't really a reflection on how good the blusher is, but it also has this amazing berry smell?! All I have to say is you NEED to try this stuff to see how amazing it is. It truly does give you a 'tropical flush'.

I hope you have all enjoyed reading this post, I know it was quite short and sweet but there isn't much else to say other than the fact I love this stuff!

Speak to you all soon,


Sunday, 6 October 2013

Benefit Review Series: Boi-ing Concealer Review and Swatches

Hello everyone! I'm sorry I have yet again not blogged for a while but I kinda hit a writing block and didn't really know what to write about, everything has been so hectic in my private life at the minute, but anyway!

I have a little series coming up called "Shopaholics Unite" where we all indulge in our naughtiness and talk about stuff I have bought which I shouldn't have done. I'm just kidding, but I am going to start some reviews of a couple of recent Benefit purchases I am splashed out on, so keep your eyes peeled for them :).

To start off with, the brilliant and fantabulous Boi-ing!
This is hands down my favourite concealer. EVER.
It is described on the Benefit website as being 'industrial strength' and it really is! It covers everything from dark under eye circles to spots and redness, so it is a good multi-purpose concealer that can hide a multitude of sins.
As you can see it has sweated a little on top but this is perfectly normal :)

It costs £17.50 per full sized pot of this stuff which I think is actually really fair priced to say it is from Benefit. I originally tried Boi-ing in the little sample size from the Confessions of a Concealerholic kit which was only a very small pan but actually lasted me a good 6 months! I can't even think how long this will last as it is very generously sized. 

I bought this in Shade 02 as I thought the lightest shade might just highlight my imperfections rather than cover them and when first swatched it does look quite orange, however when blended in it matches my skin tone perfectly as you can see below.

Benefit have got a wide range of shades in this product which is brilliant as there will definitely be a match for everyone. I literally cannot big this concealer up enough, it is just amazing! You can create a light coverage for the days you want a more natural complexion or build it up for a full coverage. The formula is waxy yet soft and feels like it melts right into your skin, but doesn't disappear! I can use this in the morning and 10 hours later it will still be there on my skin.

Overall, I give this product 5.5! It is absolutely amazing! Please please get yourself down to a benefit counter and try this stuff, you'll never go back to anything else :)

Thank you for reading!


Saturday, 14 September 2013

ELF Haul! I'm not addicted, promise.. Swatches, Reviews and Ranting

Helloooo everyone! Hopefully soon my blog layout is going to be updated so I apologise for any bits which might be under construction while you are browsing.

Anyway! ELF made me do it. Again. You probably think I am obsessed with this brand but I can't get over the price/quality of their products! You must try them! These are a few picks I have anyway and most of them I would definitely repurchase.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Topshop Outfit Crush

Topshop has got me hooked again.

For the past couple of months I haven't been able to find anything I like in Topshop and thus felt disappointed every time I came out of the shop, now I actually have a job and can afford new clothes! However I have recently been browsing online and am LOVING the collections. My outfit I have chosen is perfect for this time of year as it is cooling down from the heatwave and is in that lovely weather condition where it's still warm but not too hot.

Firstly I adore the dress. How cute is the pattern?! It reminds me of splotches of paint which I think looks so innocent and sweet teamed with the killer jewellery and chunky wedges to give it a bit of a more grown up feel. I also love the bag which would be perfect to take shopping and store your handbag essentials- purse, phone, keys, lippie and still allow you to root through those sale rails!
Dress, sandals, satchel, necklace and bracelet

What do you think of this outfit? Have you seen anything in Topshop you are lusting after recently?

Thank you for reading! 

TTFN, ta ta for now :)

Monday, 2 September 2013

Sometimes I like to make rambly videos and post them on the interwebz...

Heeeeeeeey guys! Got another video up on YouTube if you haven't seen it already. I would love you to check it out.

This is an extremely embarrassing picture of me dressed as Freddy Krueger

Or in other words, this guy...

There you have it. I have shared my deepest darkest secrets with you, so you have to watch my video now to make me feel better :D.

Jokes aside, I hope you actually like it! Haha and enjoy the embarrassing picture, I certainly don't!

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Is it possible to be in love with an eyeshadow palette? Stila In The Light

Hello everyone! I know I have lagged in my blogging a little but hopefully I'll be back up posting more again :) I had laryngitis and am only just recovering, but I will also have a new video up soon!

So the product I want to rave about today is the Stila In The Light palette (used in my make up tutorial here). I first spotted this on Zoella's blog a while back and asked for it for my 19th birthday back in February. I am so glad I got it! It is literally my favourite palette EVER! I never got onto the Naked palette hype and think this is a perfect replacement. There is a good mixture of matte and shimmer shades which can be used for a natural eye or a more dramatic smoky eye.

The matte shades are beautiful and apply on the lid like butter (not actual butter, that would be gross, but very smoothly!) while the shimmer shades are so soft and easy to blend with either your fingers or a brush, depending on while you prefer. As you can see from the picture above my favourite shades are Bare, Kitten, Bliss and Gilded Gold because I don't think I suit extremely heavy make-up and prefer the more natural tones however on occasion I would use all the shades. The other point which drew me to this palette is the lovely Smudgestick that comes along with it. Stila Smudgesticks are absolutely amazing and stay put however you want them for the whole day whilst being completely waterproof, and also comes in a gorgeous dark brown shade which I think suits any eye colour/skin tone.                                     

I apologise for the reduced picture quality here but my camera died *sad face*

To say you are only paying £25 for 10 eyeshadow shades as well as a Smudgestick worth £14 it is unbelievable price and quality. You can find this palette from numerous retailers but mine was bought from Feelunique. 

Thank you very much for reading, I hope you enjoyed it!

And I hope I persuaded you to buy it ;)

Friday, 23 August 2013

Autumn/Winter Beauty Wishlist

Hello again fellow bloggers!
I haven't blogged since last week as after my anniversary I went to V festival and since then everything has just been hectic with University and a driving test! (Which I inadvertently failed. I honestly think I should just give up and ride my dogs around hahaha).

Like this? ;) I am clearly the best photoshop editor ever!

Anyway! Back to the actual intended post haha. So this is my wishlist for the coming Autumn/Winter season.

1. Benefit High Beam 
Now I am an avid Benefit make up user and I know this is an old classic, but I have never actually had it. It is just one of those products where I have always wanted others more, however now I really want to get in on the hype. I have seen it's highlighting properties from reviews on blogs and it looks absolutely amazing! It really does give you the model 'luminous dewy look' which I really desire. When I next have money to spare this will definitely be my first purchase and I shall definitely do a review/swatch post.

2. Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster
Beauty bloggers all over the world have been raving about this product for a while now and I really would like to try this product. For those of you who must have been living under a shell not to know what this is, basically these savvy-minded geniuses have come up with a face cream that contains hyaluronic acid which penetrates the skin for optimum hydration. This beautiful little molecule can hold up to 1000 times it's weight in water which apparently has been clinically proven to provide "an increase in elasticity of up to 27% and a decrease in surface roughness by as much as 10%" by attracting water in the air to your skin almost like a magnet. It has so far had rave reviews and although I have combination-oily skin, I do have an extremely dry forehead and cheeks so hopefully this would sort my problem out. If you think this miracle worker can't get any better, it is currently on sale in Boots (!!!!) reduced from £24.99 to £16.66. If you haven't been persuaded to try it out by now, I don't know what else I can say!

3. Mac Lipstick in See Sheer
I only have a couple of Mac lipsticks however the ones I do own, I absolutely love! I also adore sheer lipsticks as they can be worn lightly for a slight tint or layered for a really dramatic lip, and this ticks all the boxes. From the swatches I have seen this colour is an absolutely beautiful coral toned red lipstick which is a gorgeous berry crush colour. This is definitely on my to-buy list as I think the best colours for Autumn/Winter are dark and rich coloured reds, compared to Summer when I think bright reds and pink lips are in. 

4. Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil
This is another product I have seen reviewed online and have been impressed by people's opinions on it. I am an avid reader of Caroline Hirons' blog and she implicitly talks about how bad mineral oils are for your skin which are found in many cleansers which can clog up your pores and make oily skin even oilier. This cleanser doesn't contain any mineral oils and although is on the higher end (compared to Simple or Olay) it would most definitely be worth the price for the care you get. As another bonus it completely removes all traces of make-up so I could skip that step in my skincare routine!

5. Mac Nail Lacquer in Deep Sea
I have been eyeing up this nail polish for a while now but couldn't bring myself to spend £11 on it, therefore it is still in my beauty wish list. This deep emerald blue-green shade is PERFECT for Autumn/Winter and will look beautiful worn alone on the nails. Perhaps this will have to be a purchase when I have some spare cash :) and have a little splurge.

6. Narciso Rodriguez For Her
I had a whiff of this perfume a while back in New York and it was a decision between either buying this or Mac's Turquatic (which smelled amazing too!) so I ended up getting the Mac one. I now however am running low on that so this is definitely my next perfume purchase. If you haven't smelled it yet, get down to your local Boots or Selfridges and try it! It is an absolutely GORGEOUS scent which is described as having "Top notes of rose and peach. Heart: amber and musk. Base: patchouli and sandalwood." and is a very sexy, night time scent.

I hope you enjoyed this latest post. Do you own any of the above items on my wish list? Does anyone disagree? What products are on your wishlist? :)

Thank you for reading guys!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

4 Years Anniversary with the Boy!

Hello again everyone!

Just thought I would do a little personal post today and let you all know that it was mine and Daryl's 4 year anniversary yesterday! I had an absolutely lovely night :D

I wanted to do something romantic and special so I decided to cook us a meal. For starter I made Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wings on a packet of 10 chicken wings I bought from Tesco which were absolutely delicious and crispy! All you do if you want to make them is marinate them in the sauce overnight then pop them in the oven at 200 degrees for 30 minutes/a little longer if you want the skin crispy. Easy!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Review/Before and After Pictures- LOVE this stuff!

Hello everybody! Since my last mascara post was so negative and critical of Benefit's They're Real, I have found a saving grace!!! Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl.

Before popping into boots the other day I had never seen this Dior mascara before. I have heard of the Dior Iconic and Dior Extase but not the Overcurl version, and as soon as I saw the curved brush the sales lady had already sold the mascara to me. I must admit it was quite difficult parting with £23 but because I was so disappointed with the Benefit one and I desperately needed a new mascara, I did. I am SO glad I bit the bullet and bought it!

Happy happy!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Moroccanoil: Worth the Hype?

I have been using my trial sized set of Moroccanoil for about 3 days now, and can honestly say this has been my hair saviour.
I have heard of using argan oil before in many different blog posts but didn't think this one little oil could make such a difference to my hair.

This particular brand of argan oil says that it can speed up drying time, repairs the hair by transporting lost proteins and reduce the amount of splitting/breakages of hair. This is a pretty bold statement to make however I actually have to say I think it will live up to expectations!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

5 Minute Mani- Summer Nail Wrap Tutorial

Hello lovely people! I thought I would do a really simple nail art tutorial that doesn't require any tools or special brushes, just any three gradient colour you like! It is extremely summery and perfect for holidays or festivals.

I chose a light pastel yellow, a pretty orange and a deep red to recreate those beautiful summer sunsets on holiday :). Start off by painting your nails with the lightest colour you are using.

Paint one corner to tip of your nails in the next darkest shade you are using. They can all go the same way or you can change up the direction- entirely up to you!

Finally with the darkest shade you have chosen paint another triangle from the opposite corner to the opposite tip. This creates the 'wrap' effect. You should be able to see all three colours.

And here is the finished effect!
I hope you enjoyed this very simple nail tutorial! It is so easy to do yet looks very effective :). Don't worry if your lines aren't perfectly straight, mine never are, all you can do it try your best! They will look lovely however straight your diagonal lines are.

If anybody tries this out please show me on Twitter! My username is @emmmilythinks :) I would love to see how they turn out!

In The Spotlight

Hello everyone! Today I thought I would do a post of products I have loved and think deserve a place 'In The Spotlight' for all the beauty bloggers out there who are lovely enough to read my blog :).

Firstly is Benefit's Erase Paste. I absolutely adore this product and would repurchase again and again! I have it in the second shade Medium however I have used it on many of my friends when doing makeovers with fairer skin and it is fine. I would buy the lightest shade if you are extremely fair skinned with blonde/auburn hair as I know it is difficult to get away with darker shades with those skin types.

 I actually think this is the best concealer I have ever used. I use it both under my eyes and on any blemishes/discoloured patches on my face and it conceals them perfectly. It blends into my skin so well it actually disappears! I actually only have the smaller size sample from the Confessions of a Concealaholic kit but it has lasted me about 18 months, which is crazy! Such a good purchase. It retails at £19.50 which I think for 18 months use (nearly every day) is amazing.

Here you can see the shade swatched against my skin

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Cupcake Nail Art Tutorial

Want to find out how to create a really simple nail art look like the one above? Keep reading!

Below you will find the products I am going to be using. 

L-R Artstix Duo Snow Mix, Models Own Banana Split and Blueberry Muffin, Elf Mango Madness and Flirty Fuschia
Firstly I am going to start off by painting my nails white. If you find it difficult not to get nail polish all over your fingers, don't worry about it! I am exactly the same and I just take a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover over the areas I want to get rid of afterwards.

I then took Elf's Flirty Fuschia with my dotting tool to create a cupcake 'case' effect as you can see in the second picture.

 I then started to create the cupcake sprinkles by again using a thinner dotting tool and drawing hundreds and thousands shapes over the white (remember eating those on ice creams as a kid? Mmmm!)

Using the next pastel colour I drew more sprinkles on my nails. They can be as regular or as irregular as you like, whatever floats your boat!

 For an extra splash of colour I used the same technique to apply orange sprinkles with Elf's Mango Madness.

 And here is the finished product!

These nails are extremely easy to do and you could mix and match with any colours you like! I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial as much as I enjoy making them :).

Saturday, 3 August 2013

15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me

Hello again! I thought I would do a bit more of a personal post so you can find out a little more about me and my everyday life, with a few pictures to go along :).

1. I have 2 siblings, an older sister called Tiffany and an older brother called Michael.
Tiff, Michael and Me some years ago :)
 2. My Mum and Dad are the best! They have always supported me in everything I do and I know I can count on them both for anything :).
I love my 'rents! Do you think I look like either of them haha?!

3. I have the two most gorgeous, loving, affectionate little doggies ever! They are both such characters and they make me laugh so much! Jasper is a Bedlington Terrier and Jessie is a Whippet/Bedlington Terrier/Greyhound but looks mainly like a whippet!

Look at those faces! Jasper on the left, Jessie on the right

 4. I have a best friend who I've known for about 7 years now called Olivia who I love to bits! She is absolutely hilarious and people tell us all the time that we act the same/have the same mannerisms. I guess that's why we've stayed friends for so long! She also has a lovely blog which you can find here.

 5. I have an absolutely AMAZING boyfriend called Daryl, we have been together 4 years in a couple of weeks :O it's crazy. Doesn't feel that long haha! He is brilliant :)

Here's an old picture of us back in 2010 :) we look so young!
 6. I couldn't live without music. Some of my favourite artists are Paramore (I have a HUGE girl crush on Hayley Williams!), Foo Fighters, Tenacious D, Slipknot, The Vaccines, McFly, Arctic Monkeys, The Specials etc etc... I could go on forever haha!

7. I paint my nails nearly everyday as I don't like them being the same for too long!

8. I have visited many different places abroad. I've travelled all around Europe and have been to Australia and America. I really would love to go to Africa!

9. I can speak very basic French.

10. I would rather have nice makeup than nice hair.

11. I have an obsession with buying things, and as a result I am extremely bad with money!

12. I also have an obsession with Disney/Disney Pixar. I know all the words to every song in nearly every Disney film haha! *saddo*

13. I never take myself seriously. I am not a girl who cannot leave the house without make-up, I always make a fool out of myself and I don't mind making myself look stupid for the comedy value! *insert picture of me working in a sweet shop being the only person wearing antlers for Christmas*

14. I would much rather sit in with my boyfriend eating a takeaway curry watching horror films than go out drinking/partying. I am a pretty boring teenager haha!

15. My favourite film of all time is This Is The End. It has all my favourite actors in who star in the same kinds of films (Superbad, Pineapple Express, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him To The Greek, Knocked Up and Zach and Miri Make a Porno). Love it!

I hope you enjoyed reading this very personal post and comment if you have any pets or agree with any of the statements I've made!

Models Own Fruit Pastel Collection Review/Swatches

Hellooo! I posted a new video on YouTube to review and show you the swatches of the Models Own Fruit Pastel Collection in shades Banana Split, Grape Juice and Blueberry Muffin.

Please let me know what you think, I apologise for my dog barking through the last part of the video but I hope you enjoy it! And that the bloopers made you chuckle ;)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Liebster Award!

Liebster Award

Hello Everybody! So the lovely and kind Stephanie from MerryMusing nominated for my very first blog award, the Liebster Award! For those of you who haven't heard of it before, it is a way to help spread word about new up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers via bloggers nominating other bloggers. The word Liebster is German and means kindest, sweetest, nicest which I think is very sweet!

The rules are: 
  1. You have to answer the 10 questions that your nominator gave you 
  2. You then have to nominate 10 bloggers who have under 200 followers and link them in the post 
  3. Come up with 10 new questions for the nominees to answer 
  4. Finally, inform the nominees so they can do their responses 
So the questions from the lovely Stephanie are:

1. What are your three favourite online shopping websites? 
This is tough, but if I had to narrow it down it would be ASOS, Eyes Lips Face (ELF) and Feel Unique. I so wish ASOS had an actual high street store! Maybe us BBloggers and FBloggers should campaign for them to have one? Haha!

What are your five can't live without beauty products? 
Mac's Studio Fix Fluid, Topshop Lipstick in Infrared, Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer Potion, Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette and Benefit's Erase Paste.

What's your biggest achievement? 
I think my biggest achievement has to be my 2:1 result for my first year of University. I was so proud!

What's your best beauty discovery? 
A really lovely cleansing balm by Champneys which is such a steal. For the price of £13 it is nearly as good as a high end cleansing balm such as the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm which retails for nearly £40. You can find this super cleanser here.

What or who inspires you? 
My Mum. Don't get me wrong, I love my Dad to bits and he knows I do, however after knowing everything my mum has been through in her life and where she has got to now, it is impossible to not look up to her as an inspiration.

What is your favourite beauty brand?
This is extremely tough but taking into account price, quality and packaging, I have to say Benefit. I love the 50's glamour feel of the packaging/branding, the products themselves are amazing quality and although it is a pricier brand, I feel you are not ripped off by the price.

What made you start blogging? 
Seeing other beauty bloggers blossom into fully fledged and sought after inspirations for others like myself. I read Zoella's blog right from the start, as well as the beautiful Sprinkle of Glitter but was always too shy to start writing a blog of my own. Then at the start of this year I just thought why not? Lets go for it!

Which blogger has been your biggest influence? 
Zoella for definite :)

How often do you blog? 
As often as I can! Sometimes I do a few posts in a few days, other times I blog every other week. I am trying to regulate the posts however so I can have a new post up every couple of days to keep my readers interested.

What advice would you give to other bloggers? 
Don't expect your blog to be massive over night if that's what you want, for some people it takes years and you should take every single follower as a compliment that that person wants to read your blog. Don't blog just to get sent free PR samples as this does not happen to many people, so don't set yourself up for a disappointment. DO blog because it is what you love, and what you want to talk about.

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers and found out a little more about me!

The 10 bloggers I would like to nominate are: 

  1. If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?
  2. If you could only use 1 brand of beauty for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  3. Straighteners or curlers?
  4. Foundation or tinted moisturiser?
  5. Favourite high street brand?
  6. One lipstick you couldn't live without?
  7. If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be?
  8. Favourite high end make-up brand and why?
  9. What is the wackiest hair colour you've ever had?
  10. What is your make-up Summer staple?

Thank you again for nominating me! To all my nominees, I hope you enjoy answering my questions and I look forwards to reading your responses!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Festival Fashion

Hey guys! I am going to V festival in August with a couple of friends and my brother and sister, I am so excited! So I thought I would do a festival fashion post to give some ideas as to what I suggest people wear at festivals. I am not an expert but I went to Leeds festival last year and so I have an idea as to what to wear, and what not to wear!

A Sunny Day

Here you can find the above items: dress, cardigan, wellies and necklace.

I chose the floral dress as I thought it would look beautiful and summery for any hot days at a festival and is both stylish and functional. It is not too short so you could still jump around and dance to the music but a reasonable length to show off those pins! I chose a lightweight cardigan from H&M because it will keep those arms covered up to prevent sunburn (essential for any fair skinned ladies) and also will ensure you aren't affected by that 'evening chill' when the sun goes down and the temperature drops.

On a sunny day, you might not think you would need to wear wellies to a festival if you haven't been to one before but trust me- I wouldn't wear any other types of shoes! (That is unless you are going somewhere lovely and warm e.g. Coachella, but here in Britain you can't get away with anything else!) Whether sunny or raining, there is usually a LOT of mud at British festivals and you don't want to ruin your best shoes. I chose this beautiful necklace from Oasis as I think it would finish off the outfit perfectly and would contrast nicely with the dress.

A Rainy Day

Here you can find the above items: top,  hotpants, parkawellies and earrings.

As you might be able to tell I absolutely LOVE floral prints! I think they just highlight the season and are perfect for summer wear. The top I chose from Urban Outfitters is absolutely gorgeous, it's more like a blouse/top combined and I love the cut out shoulders. In the heat of a festival atmosphere this will be lovely and floaty but the parka I have chosen from ASOS will be brilliant if it is raining. I chose these gorgeous bargain wellies from Office for only £10!! I thought they would look great with the top and hotpants combo. 

Finally I chose these hoop earrings from Topshop as I love the simplicity of them and didn't want to overpower the outfit with anything else going on. I also decided not to add a necklace as I think the top doesn't need any extra embellishment.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and liked the two outfits. What are your festival wardrobe staples?

Are any of you going to a festival this year? :)

Thanks for reading!

Floral Nail Art Tutorial

Want to find out how to create a nail art look like the one above? Keep reading!

L-R Barry M Spring Green, Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Greenberry, Rio Nail Art Pen White, Opi Big Apple Red, Rio Nail Art Pen Dark Green, Elf Clear and Elf Flirty Fuschia
Firstly, paint the nails with the colour of your choice. I have used Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail paint in Greenberry and painted with two coats to ensure a no-streaky coverage.

I then used the white nail art pen to create long stripes across the nail. You could use any nail art pen or a nail art brush with any white nail polish. Using the pink nail polish, I drew little irregular circles along the outside of my nail which will form the flowers. Again, you could use any pink shade you have in your make-up kits so long as you have a darker shade to go over the top to form the 'petals'.

Using a bright candy apple red I then used my nail art dotting tool to draw little lines along the outside of the pink circles and a dot in the centre. You should see the flowers coming together now :)

You can see in the picture below my dotting tools. I purchased these from Amazon which you can find here and I find them extremely useful in all of my nail art. For under £2 you can't really complain. Using my dotting tool, I draw little triangles on the outside of the flowers using Barry M's Spring Green. This forms the leaves.

I then take my Rio nail art pen in dark green to draw a little line on the spring green leaf. This finishes off the look and gives dimension to the flowers, as you can see below.

Here is the finished look! You could apply a clear nail polish like I have done to improve longevity of the nails or a top coat if you prefer.

I hope you enjoyed this nail art tutorial! Please comment below and if you liked it, I will do more!

Thank you for reading :)