The Leather Strap Edit by lady4nnie featuring Nixon Watches Nixon Watches watch / Timex watch / MARC BY MARC JACOBS watch / Black watch, $340 / Olivia Burton bracelet watch, $120 / Nixon Watches watch… More
Instead what I have done is put together a couple of pieces that are within my budget, kinda!
Getting ready for a night out is one of my fave parts of the night! I like taking my time, putting my spotify on and casually having a tipple in the process! This time around I thought I’d share couple of photos with you. I even managed to watch a little Tanya Burr make up tutorial!
My whole actual outfit, except from my heels; which are Topshop, is from H&M! Until I started writing this post I hadn’t realise! Tut! But yey to H&M!
Anywhoo, I have Nails Inc Motcomb Street on my nails, a variety of nude-y eyeshadows from MAC, Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown. I have on lonesome ring on from &OtherStories!
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Sometimes, yep, it is an effort to grab your toner; that step two in your ‘cleansing’ routine that you may, or may not do; I say do, do, do!
Try and change your perception from the ol’ drying, stingy-potions that give you a horrible burning sensation. The traditional toners have now moved on; as Caroline Hirons notes…
‘Think of them as the first step in the moisturising process, not the final step if the cleansing process’.
Since reading this revelation and seeing the change in my skin, I have fallen in love and long forgotten my skin stripping, teenage years tonics.
I cleanse first, then follow with an exfoliating toner; I’m currently using Pixi’s Glow Tonic, but I here Clarins do an equally awesome one too. Then I use my favorite; Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner. This, you spray all over your face, super quick and easy! This is my hydrating toner ‘step’ or I use L’Occitane Angelica Facial Toner, second choice to Dermalogica I’m afraid!
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I love an outlet scrounge and for the past couple of weekend I’ve ended up visiting York and Cheshire Oaks outlet stores.
I came back with this beautiful coat, which I grabbed at The Kooples and other bits and bobs including some MAC makeup and a couple Yankee Candles.
If you managed to get to either designer outlet; my fave stores include The Kooples, The Cosmetic Store, Yankee Candle and Penhaligons (amazing perfumery!) at York; then, Mulberry, All Saints and Joseph at Cheshire Oaks.
Anywhoo, this is the outfit I wore to Cheshire Oaks, its outside and it’s been super chilly, hence the bobble hat!
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Jeans: Miss Selfridge
Coat: The Kooples
I’ve done a little research and these outlet stores can be found around Europe too! For us brits they are spotted up and down the country. Check this link here to see if one is near you!
Over the past year the majority of these products/tools get used and abused on a daily basis.
You know why that is? Because each and everyone is awesome.
I am a huge neutrals girl and like my makeup to look like natural, the base therefore is either my DrJarts+ BB or Armani Luminous Silk. I tend to wear my BB for work with a little concealer, which is either the famous Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection or Bobbi Brown’s Creamy concealer. Both do a stellar job in hiding all those unwanted dark circles or blemishes.
Then for blush I grab Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge, I’ve mentioned this product before, I wear Powder Pink but Melon is a beautiful alternative too. It is cream blush, I know it’s not for everyone but I like that dewy look and this has the dew-factor! Next, my go-to post would be lost without Hug Me by Mac. Thee perfect neutral lipstick, ’nuff said. For eyes, if I’m feeling particularly energetic/ have enough time I reach for my Bobbi Brown eye palette. I absolutely love this set, all wearable and very versatile. I tend to do a quick swoop over my lids but these colours are very buildable and you can achieve a decent smokey kardashian eye too.
My mascara loyalty lay with Maybellines The Falsies, I did a review recelntly-check this post out here. For the brows, it can only be HD Brow products, I have done a post, if your interested in having your eyebrows HD’ed here but if your not then you still have to try their brow line, they get a huge thumbs up for me, especially the palettes and pencils.
To chisel those cheek bones and add a bit of life to my very pale ski, my go-to bronzer has to be Nars Laguna, I know very cliche but nothing yet come up to scratch! Then FINALLY, again, if you haven’t already, go and get one of these stippling brushes by Real Techniques. Using circular motions I use this to buff in my base; you can really get right into the nooks and crannies. I also use this to pop my cream blusher on, works a treat! Totally versatile = happy Annie!
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