6 February 2014

MAC Studio Fix Fluid: A REVIEW

I have tried countless foundations but every time I always find myself sticking to my roots and returning to MAC's Studio Fix Fluid, it is definitely my favourite foundation. 

Studio Fix Fluid has everything I like in a foundation. It makes a great matte base, it is long lasting and works well with my skin. My skin is very oily in the t zone area but it can also become dry on my chin, so I like it when a foundation is oil free; which is also one of the reasons why I love this foundation. It stays on my face for about 8 hours as long as I set it with my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte powder which is my staple setting powder. 

As you can see from the following photos, Studio Fix Fluid is of a medium consistency but is very good for building coverage. I apply the foundation with my Real Technique's stippling brush and it takes about three pumps of foundation to build a good base. It has a smooth feel when you apply it to your face and it feels smooth, like a second skin. I use the shade NC15 which is a yellow toned colour, and it suits me pretty well. It makes me look quite pale when I wear it when I come back from holiday though, as my body and face normally tan.

One thing I do not like about this foundation is the smell. It smells a lot like paint but thankfully it does not resemble the consistency of paint on your skin (thank god). Studio Fix Fluid is sold in MAC for £21.50 and I would say it is worth every single penny, it is a really good foundation and is best suited for combination/oily skin. Even though it is quite expensive, a bottle lasts me at least three months before it runs out - it is very good value for money.

4 February 2014


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was born on the 18th of April 1987 in Devon, England. Devon is a small town in Portsmouth, but don't be fooled by Rosie's quaint place of birth. Since then she has dominated the catwalks of New York, Paris and basically every fashion capital around the world, made her name in modelling and grabbed a pair of wings to become a Victoria's Secret Angel. Rosie, who first broke into the industry in the winter of 2004, has certainly made her mark. Her elegant 5 foot 9 frame has won her modelling jobs for big companies such as Burberry, Juicy Couture and Marks and Spencer, who she has even designed a lingerie/nightwear range for. 

RHW in nude is a sight for sore eyes.
One feature of Rosie's that I think that everyone falls in love with, is her bee stung lips. Her plump lips are usually dressed in a rosy or nude lipstick which compliment their natural shape and structure. Her makeup always looks so on point and she never fails to impress her fans or her clients. She is a true english rose.

2 February 2014


I have seen this topic floating around youtube/blogger for a while so I thought I would get in on it and take the time to tell you a few of the the beauty things I suck at.

I am rubbish at painting my nails on my right hand. I'm right handed so half of the time I do it really well on my left hand along as I use a topcoat to dry it. When it comes to painting my right hand, it always ends up a total disaster. Somehow the nail varnish never stays inside the lines of my nails and looks so messy and unprofessional. 

I am so reluctant to pluck my eyebrows. I have done nearly everything possible in attempts to get nice eyebrows, such as threading (which hurts like a bitch) and waxing, I still am somehow left with unruly brows. I used to get my eyebrows waxed because it is the easiest option for me, it doesn't hurt at all and it offers really good results.. but I got really lazy about getting them waxed and decided that I was getting bored of paying £12 a month to get them done. So I decided I would start plucking my eyebrows. I hate any type of pain, and plucking makes the pain individual so I have always hated plucking as a technique to maintain my eyebrows. When I feel like it, or my eyebrows are looking really messy, I will pluck my eyebrows.. but I hardly ever do it as a part of my routine.

An accurate representation of my experiences with eyeliner.

I suck at getting my eyeliner to look even. I wear eyeliner whenever I wear a full face of makeup, which is mostly on the weekends and I can never get my eyeliner to be even! I use L'oreal's super liner when I am wearing liquid eyeliner and I always end up picking too little product onto the brush or too much product. I always wear my eyeliner flicked and it is the most frustrating thing ever when you get a perfect flick on one eye and on the other it just doesn't happen the way you want. 

1 February 2014


I actually cannot describe how much I love Haim. Haim are a american girl group that originate from Los Angeles and together they produce music that could make Jesus Christ shed actual tears of joy. 

Este, Danielle, and Alana are sisters that together produce the most wonderful harmonies that, combined with their rock-pop guitar playing, produce an addictive 80s like sound. I am addicted.
My favourite song is either 'The Wire' which reminds me of a country song that has been mixed with a vintage synthesiser which also features a genius three part harmony or 'Falling' which makes me want to live in a John Hughes film, so '80s'.

Another thing that dazzles me about Haim is how ridiculously good their fashion sense is. Alana Haim (aka. Baby Haim) is my favourite style icon out of the three, with her kooky skirts and crop tops to her canvas t-shirts and jeans. The girl is a genius.

Baby Haim rocking a denim shirt.

I hope this post has brought you to love Haim as much as I do. I think the days are gone where girl groups have to fit into a certain stereotype as Este, Danielle and Alana prove.


When I found out that Urban Decay were releasing a 3rd naked palette, I was so excited. I bought the Naked 2 pallet in August of 2012 as a spontaneous buy on my flight coming home from Ibiza, and I think it was the best decision I ever made. Naked 2 became my everyday eyeshadow essential. I loved it then and I still love it now.

UD's Naked 3 palette was released mid-december so I obviously had to take the chance and put it straight on my christmas list. I was over the moon when I opened it on christmas day, thanks santa! Naked 3 is the same price as Naked 2, both retail at £37. I think that the naked pallets are quite justly priced, as you are getting 12 eyeshadows in each one, along with a brush which is also of a high quality. I find the brushes that are included in the palettes are amazing, the naked 3 pallete comes with a thick double sided brush which is really good. The thick side of the brush included is really good to apply a base colour all over the lid, whilst the thin side of the brush 
is excellent at applying a darker colour to the outer eyelid.

I love the colour range of this palette. The colours range from strange, which is a pale neutral matte satin eyeshadow to 'Nooner' - a medium pinky brown matte. The palette also includes darker colours, such as 'Blackheart' a gorgeous smoky black matte with rosy micro sparkles. I find this palette works best for natural day time looks, compared with the Naked 2 palette that includes colours offering sexy smokey eyes.

Do you own any of the Naked Palettes?


I have recently developed a love for reading, as you will know if you read my post about the Hunger Games, and I have conjured a small list of books I really want to read. I thought I would take the opportunity to share this list with you!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Ever since I saw the advert for the film adaptation of this book in the cinema, I knew I wanted to read it. The Book Thief, which is set in world war two nazi ran Germany, tells the story of Leisel - who is sent to live with a foster family. I haven't read the full synopsis of the book since I want it to be totally unspoiled when I get to read it.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I have bought all three of the hunger games trilogy and I am currently 3/4 of the way through catching fire, once I have finished Catching Fire I will definitely be reading Mockingjay, which will mean I will have read all of the books, hopefully just in time for the first part of the film version of Mockingjay.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

This is a strange choice. I hate the Twilight saga, I think the films are OK but I really didn't enjoy the books - but I am really interested in reading the Host, which is by the author of the Twilight books. I quite like how the Host has a 'sci-fi' feel to it and I think I'll enjoy it!

Now all that I need is the money to buy these books.. I much prefer buying books on Amazon because they are so much cheaper!