Thursday, 17 November 2011

One of my favourite weekends from 2011...

Hi Guys!

Seeing as its nearing the end of the year I thought I'd write a post about my favourite weekend from 2011! My friend Jess (a.k.a Mi Novia) and I went to London for Jess's 18th birthday and I can honestly say that I have never laughed as much in one weekend! It was the weekend of the Royal Wedding so the atmosphere around London was great all weekend (even though it was extremely busy!) and unfortunately we weren't there for the actual wedding because we went down the day after! Just thought I'd say if you're thinking my hair looks a weird colour - well it is! I was going through the transition from purple to blonde!

Day 1
So the day we got there we only had enough time to go for a quick look around the HUGE Topshop on Oxford Street and have some tea before we got ready for the night! We managed to get fake tan and some kind of fruit-fizz alcohol all over the hotel room whilst we were getting ready (oops!). That night we went to the Picadilly Institute which was completely packed! So we weren't out too late but it was still a great night anyway!
In Picadilly Institute

Dress: Topshop
Belt: ASOS
Shoes: Office
Earrings: River Island

Day 2
On the second day we woke up feeling a tad delicate! But we still got up fairly early and went shopping! We had a look around Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Topshop (again!), H&M and you get the drift! We wanted to look around the posh shops on bond street but most of them were closed as it was bank holiday Sunday! Then, after a LONG day of shopping, it was time to get ready for a night out again! We went to Hard Rock Cafe for dinner and had a couple of cheeky cocktails before we were seated! After Hard Rock Cafe we went back to Picadilly Circus and ended up in Tiger Tiger of all places and had a really really good night! We took a LOT of pictures on this night so I've only put a select few on here!

Top: Topshop
Leggings: Topshop
Sandals: Topshop
Handbag: Moda in Pelle
Sunglasses: Prada

 Blouse: Topshop
Skirt: Topshop
Necklace & Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.
Shoes: Office

Day 3
The last day! As we had to catch the train in the afternoon we thought we'd squeeze a little bit of sightseeing in before we left! So first of all we went to Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. We wanted to actually go into Westminster Abbey because all the wedding decorations and everything were still there but the queue was about 6 hours long so we didn't have time which I was a bit disappointed about! But we got some photos outside anyway! Then we went to Buckingham Palace to take a few snaps too! Because we didn't get to go in Westmister Abbey we had a bit of spare time so we went back to Selfridges and I bought myself some gold Ray Ban Aviators which I absolutely LOVE!

Blouse: New Look
Leggings: Topshop
Vest: H&M
Sandals: Topshop
Handbag: Moda in Pelle
Necklace: Accessorise
Sunglasses: Prada

So that was my favourite weekend from 2011! Hope you enjoyed reading about it! If you want to know about anything that Jess is wearing just leave a comment and I'll ask her about it and get back to you!
Thanks for reading!!

Monday, 14 November 2011

My top 5 beauty must-haves

Hi guys!

So this is just a little post about a few of my favourite products at the minute! Hope you enjoy it!

1. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

I could not live without this! I wear this every single day and I use the colour NW20. It is my perfect foundation, it is quite high coverage and has a really nice texture - not too greasy and not too dry. It costs £19.00 which is a bit more than the average cost of a foundation but I think it is totally worth it. I find its so much better than cheaper foundations and it also lasts ages aswell! Usually a bottle of this lasts me about 4/5 months whereas other ones in the past have lasted about 4/5 weeks! So it is very good value for the amount of money!

2. MAC Studio Fix Concealer

I think this is actually tied first place with the Studio Fix Fluid Foundation! Again, I wear this every single day and in NW20 to match the foundation. This concealer is really high coverage and is amazing for covering up blemishes and dark circles! I actually have really dark circles around my eyes and would not survive without this concealer! Love it.

3. Batiste Dry Shampoo

I am never without a bottle of this! It comes in so handy when your going out somewhere and dont have time to wash your hair, it also makes your hair a bit more controllable. I find that when I have JUST washed my hair it can be quite soft and doesn't really do much! So if you spray a bit of this on, I find, it makes it a little easier to style! Recently, I discovered the Batiste XXL Volume dry absolute god send! Literally just spray a little bit into your roots from about 15cm away and tousle your hair and....instant volume! Before I found this I used the Umberto Giannini Backcomb in a Bottle but I much prefer the Batiste. Backcomb in a Bottle was more like super-strong hairspray and just kind of makes your hair sticky - not a good look! I have no idea how this works but it keeps your hair soft and bouncy and makes it about three times its usual volume! A definate must-have in my opinion!

4. Naked Eye Pallette by Urban Decay

Since I have bought this I haven't used another eyeshadow!! I absolutely love it! I actually use every single colour in this pallette! And also, this one is kind of a double must-have because you get a mini primer potion with it which is also amazing! But first, more about the eyeshadows! Each one is really pigmented and is so easy to apply with little fall-out. The primer potion is another one of my favourites! It makes the eyeshadow stay on for longer and keeps it in the same position, it also helps prevent fall-out. This pallette is pretty pricey -  £35 BUT that includes the primer potion and an eyeshadow brush. It is such a versatile pallette,  I use it most days and for night looks too! Perfect!

5. Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner

This is honestly the best pencil eyeliner I have ever used! It is so pigmented and is just so easy to apply! It goes on really softly with a lot of pigment and is really sort of smudgy so you can create a really nice smokey look with this eyeliner! Once it sets it stays put really well and is not as easy to smudge, I have found with other pencil eyeliners that by the end of the day it has smudged under my eye, but this one stays in place really well! It is really good to use for either the water-line or around the edge of the eye, it also works really well over eyeshadows whereas some eyeliners do not. Another must-have!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Lovely Leopard Print

Left to Right: Sara, Kelly, Alice, Sally

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago I went out in Leeds for my friend Kellys 20th birthday! We all got ready and had a few cheeky pre-drinks at my flat in Headingly we took a LOT of pictures so I will only post a few of the best ones on here! We planned to go to a nightclub called Mission but there wasn't a very good atmosphere in there so we left! (even though we had payed £12.50 to get in!!) So we went to a few bars on Call Lane - my favourite area in Leeds to go out on a night! And ended up in Rock Bar (again!) and stayed there until it closed!

Anyway more about my outfit! I decided to wear my satin leopard print dress, which is one of my old faithfuls! I have had it for about a year now and still wear it all the time! I wore it with a brown plaited leather belt and some gold sandals (this was over the red hot weekend in October - I'm not that crazy!) I also wore the necklace featured in my previous post! As for my makeup, I kept it fairly simple - just a gold and black smokey look on my eyes and some nude coloured lipstick. I kept my hair straight for this look because the dress has quite a busy pattern and ruffles on the front so I thought it may have been a little OTT if i curled my hair too!

I hope you like the look and have enjoyed reading this post!

Dress: Topshop
Belt: Topshop
Necklace: Claire's Accessories
Eye-shadow Pallette: Naked by Urban Decay
Lipstick: Creme D'Nude by MAC

Friday, 11 November 2011

Outfit of the night!

 "Hi guys! 
So I thought I'd start the ball rolling with a little outfit I wore on a night out a while ago! Me and my flat mate just went to a little bar in Leeds called Rock Bar. We just fancied having a pretty chilled night out so didn't end up going to any nightclubs afterwards - which is pretty rare for us! But it ended up being a nice night anyway!"

Camisole Top: ASOS
Shorts: H&M
Necklace: Claire's Accessories
Belt: Came with a playsuit from Topshop
Shoes: Black wedges from Office (not shown in picture)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

A little bit about me...

"Hello! :) So I'm not really sure how to do this, never blogged before!

My name is Sally, just your average 19 year old girl! Pretty much lived my whole life in Leeds. I'm a student at the University of Leeds studying diagnostic radiography. Interested in fashion, makeup, music and generally anything else I can talk about! I'm thinking of writing about different outfits/makeup looks from everyday stuff to nights out and anything inbetween!

Not sure what else to say about myself to be honest! But hopefully you will get to know me more as I write more posts!"