Sunday, April 19, 2015
Monday, April 06, 2015
Somehow we've managed to fluke a bit of good weather over the bank holiday.. so it feels a bit strange uploading this outfit post while I'm sat on the balcony enjoying the sun! But it was only shot a couple of days ago. I'm still feeling pretty motivated about blogging, so after stuffing our faces at the Boiler Shop, me and Charissa headed for a wander around Ouseburn. And of course take a couple of outfit shots. Unlike today's glorious weather though, it was a bit overcast and with massive food babies from the Steamer, I was a bit of a reluctant subject. I'm still getting over the awkwardness of style posts.. and realising how hideously unphotogenic I am. But bear with me, while I'm getting back into the swing of things! I'm starting to feel like I'm getting a bit more direction (and frequency) with my content. Which can only be a good thing, right?
Sunday, April 05, 2015
I'm not sure how it's come around so fast, but the months seem to flying this year. And the start of the month, is always made for the Steamer. Every first weekend of the month, the event brings together some of the best food places in the city. Since Charissa hadn't been, it seemed the perfect place to spend yesterday afternoon. There's nothing I love more than wandering around the old Stephenson Works. It's the perfect medley of food stalls, drinks and live music. What better way to get lost for a few hours? And if you're in Newcastle, it's all back again tonight. I don't want to fill this post with words. Which probably sounds strange coming from a writer. But I think the photos say enough.
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Friday, April 03, 2015
All makeup c/o Smashbox
When it comes to makeup, I'm more than happy to admit I'm a bit of a novice. I wouldn't know where to start with contouring and my eye makeup is limited to mascara and a bit of liquid eyeliner. But honestly, the real reason is that I'm lazy. I like to spend extra hours in bed. So when it comes to everyday makeup, I like to get my face on fast. Other than my eyeliner, I don't tend to emphasise any of my features. Particularly my lips because they're just so teeny tiny. Honestly on any passport photo / driving licence / serious shots, I look like I'm petrified because my eyes look enormous compared to my little mouth. But recently, I've been experimenting more with darker shades. And even lipliner. Not Kylie Jenner style though. I have no intention of drawing my lips on to compensate for lack of fullness. One thing I have been on the hunt for though, is a decent red lippy. A red that doesn't dry out my lips or leave my teeth looking a strange colour. And after a super exciting meeting with the Smashbox ladies, (and a pretty sick goody bag), I think the hunt might be over. I've never used such an easy to wear or hydrating lip colour. My old red was a matte shade that dried my lips out so much. And although the colour looked great on a night out, it was a pain waking up to dry and cracking lips. This little beauty contains shea butter and vitamin C and vitamin E, so it doesn't dry out and it provides a layer of protection for your lips. Not to mention that the shade, Legendary, is THE perfect Marilyn Monroe esq, glamour red. As you can see here (a couple of outfit posts ago), it's the perfect little pop of colour to dress up an outfit.
I'm still yet to try out the powder, the eyeshadows and the gloss. I'm waiting to try the powder when I have a bit more of a tan. I'm quite a yellowy / olive skin tone, but right now I'm pretty pale from winter. So it's just a little too dark to wear now. The gloss has had me a little conflicted. Am I a gloss person? Not sure. But the colour is such an amazing wine red, I don't think I can resist trying it (so watch this space). The eyeshadow is Smashbox's new Double Exposure palette. Unlike your usual eyeshadows, these are state of the art pigments that are activated with water. Meaning you actually have twice the amount of colours to play with! I'm not a massive eyeshadow person because I'm not sure I have the right shape eyes, but I love the idea of how creative this palette lets you be. I'm going on holiday in a week and I can't help but think that this would be the perfect eyeshadow palette to pack because of all the possibilities it allows you! So I might be reporting back soon on its performance...
Monday, March 30, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Over the last couple of weeks there's been a slow transition from the dark mornings and cold nights. There's a hint of spring in the air but it's still not quite warm enough to switch to my summer wardrobe. We're definitely getting there. For the last couple of weekends I've been able to get away with lighter coats and bare legs. Although I'm not quite ready to pack away my jumpers. I picked up this BDG jumper the other day in Urban Outfitters and it's perfect for this in between transitional season. It's made from 100% cotton and was reduced from £45 to £30! It's just a little on the slouchy side and I had to downsize to an XS. I can already tell it's going to get plenty of wear.