20 August 2015

Happiness Boutique

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Playsuit - H&M
Necklace- c/o Happiness Boutique
Boots- Boohoo
Hat- Primark
Life this summer has felt somewhat like an aeroplane in bad turbulence. Things are about to get super bumpy over this next week with our big move from Manchester but the good news is, I am starting to see the beautiful sunrise on the horizon.
Most of my possessions are currently packed away in boxes so blogging hasn't been on the top of my priorities list of late. I have however been desperate to squeeze in an outfit post before the last of my clothes go away and I spend the next 7 days in mismatched pyjamas!
This playsuit was a recent bargain from h&m. I love the print but I was immediately drawn to its gorgeous autumnal colours; I'm not wishing the summer away or anything but I do love a good rusty hue! I will definitely be wearing it loads through the next few months - no doubt with the addition of some tights (boo) and ankle boots.
My amazing necklace is from online brand Happiness Boutique and it definitely takes 'statement' to the next level. It is a little on the heavy side but I absolutely love it and have already worn it with a few different outfits. They are based in Germany but don't fret my friends...they offer free shipping worldwide.

10 August 2015

My 5 minute face

quick make up
I have always been one to favour an extra 10 minutes in bed over putting on a full face of slap. This really comes down to three factors: being lazy, not being very good at make up and loving sleep far too much. It has taken a few years of practise but I feel I have now somewhat mastered the art of doing my make up quickly and without any tragic results. In todays post I thought I would share with you some of my favourite drug store products and the components for my '5 minute face'!!
For my base I use the Bourjois healthy mix serum and the real techniques expert face brush (a duo made in heaven!!!)  A little goes a long way with this product and I finally feel like I have found a foundation that keeps my dry skin at bay but doesn't leave me feeling like an oil slick.
Next..my brows. When I am feeling super speedy I will fill them in with some brown powder and an angled brush, otherwise I will just give them a quick brush through (this is a step I cannot leave out) and use a sweep of Maybelline's brow drama. This stuff really tames the beasts!
The Bourjois one second mascara was a recent discovery and oh my goodness I am not sure I will ever look back. One coat is more than enough to give you long and full looking lashes that last all day. The brush is a little on the large side but this doesn't bother me as my lashes are quite long.
I know that it is a bold statement to say that my 5 minute face includes winged eye liner but this is not something that has come without pain and many a wasted trip to boots. It took me years to find a liquid liner that I could actually work with (felt tip style ones.....NO) and then another few years to actually master that pesky flick. Collection's fast stroke eye liner ticks all of the boxes for me and it is only £3
Lastly I will usually go for some lip liner (I recently discovered the KIKO ones and they are a dream) or a quick swipe of whatever MAC lipstick I can find in the bottom of my make up bag.

So there we have it...my '5 minute face'. By this point I am usually late and rushing out the door to try and not miss my train but at least I feel semi human.

What are you favourite products for a quick make up look?