Monday, 20 August 2012

Festival Essentials #2 - Make Up

Festival Essentials #2 - Make Up

I probably take more make up to a festival than is completely necessary, but I feel its essential, seeing as I need to attempt to hide the fact I'm hungover every single day :( sob! These are my festival make up essentials!

Festival Essentials #2 - Make Up

As you can see, the key to my face make up is longevity! I find the mini Porefessional makes any foundation last longer, and when used in conjuction with Max Factor Lasting Performance, Collection 2000 Concealer & Lasting Perfection Powder my make up should last the hours of festival fun! I'll be taking my mini High Beam and I like to use a cream blush such as Maybelline Dream Touch Blush to save taking another brush!

Festival Essentials #2 - Make Up

I love my Mua Heaven & Earth Palette - I know its pretty large, but I'm gonna take it anyway! I have eyelash extensions in at the moment so not taking a mascara, but will take this Elf Clear Brow & Lash Gel to keep them seperated and looking nice. I'm also taking along my Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner and Mac Smoulder Kohl as I just look ill with no eyeliner on! This Soap & Glory Arch de Triumph is perfect for keeping my brows looking neat with minimal effort (I'm not taking my beloved HD palette incase I lose it!)

Festival Essentials #2 - Make Up

I'm going to keep it fairly simple with my lips, with the standard Vaseline Cocoa Butter and two of my beloved Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains as these last for ages!

Thanks for reading!
Shelley xo

Sunday, 19 August 2012

OOTD: Heart's all gone

Heart's all gone Heart's all gone

Well hello SUNSHINE! How gorgeous is this weather!? Just hoping it holds out for Reading Festival next weekend! I've been busy busy this week so I apologise for being a rubbish blogger! This dress was a bargainous £12 from ASOS in their recent sale. I love heart print and couldn't resist!

Thanks for reading!
Shelley xo

Monday, 13 August 2012

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum

Caudalie Caudalie

I rarely dip my toe into the sea of higher end skincare products. I've only recently started a regime after years of using facewipes (I know - slapped wrist!), however recently I've noticed my skin becoming incredibly dry and I knew it needed something more than my standard moisturiser. I decided to shop my stash of Beauty Box samples and came across the Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum.

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum is a highly hydrating serum, and is suitable for all skin types. There are lots of hydrating ingredients included organic grape water and hyaluronic acid, and regulates water exchange and restores moisture balance in your skin.

Let me tell you this... this is one of the best products I have ever used on my skin. When I put it on (morning and night before my normal moisturiser) my skin breathes a huge sigh of relief and is instantly soft, smoother and really well hydrated.

Would I pay the £26 for 30ml of this product? Yes! As soon as I have the funds, I'm going to buy it as I think the price if fully justified for what you get!

Thanks for reading!
Shelley xo

Monday, 6 August 2012

Festival Essentials #1 - Cleaning & Hygiene

If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that I have been banging on about going to Reading Festival for months now! It's easily one of the highlights of my year and this will be my 7th year that I have been. It's over the bank holiday weekend so just over 2 weeks to go so I thought I'd do a little series of posts to show you what I'll be taking, what I'll be wearing, how I'll do my hair and what make up will be coming with me.

First up it's my cleaning and hygiene essentials. All I can say is if you don't pack anything else, above all pack wipes and hand gel!

Cleaning & Hygiene

Sunscreen is so important. We usually have a hot day at least one day of the weekend and I do not tan, at all, so its factor 50 for me!

Body Spray
I like to take body spray rather than perfume. You're also not allowed to take glass bottles into the site, so these little plastic ones are great. This is a minature from the Ted Baker range.

Nivea Deodorant
Hopefully I don't need to explain this one - but again this is a travel sized can - there is no point making your backpack heavy by taking full size products!

Mark Hill Quick Fix Dry Shampoo
Another travel size product (FYI there are usually great deals on the travel sized items in Boots - like 4 for £5 or 5 for the price of 4 etc!). Dry Shampoo is one of my best friends at a festival - a quick spritz of this in the morning and you're good to go!

Soap & Glory Hand Maid
I actually use this year round as I just LOVE the scent and its useful when going out for meals to just pop in your handbag. I go through a lot of this over a weekend at Reading Festival as the hand gel they provide usually runs out on the Thursday before the bands have even started!

Cleaning & Hygiene

Primark Anti-Bacterial Wipes
These can be used for lots of things at a festival! I also take baby wipes as well, but wet wipe showers are the way forward haha!

Boots Cleansing Wipes
Going to a festival is no excuse not to remove your make up! It's so refreshing at the end of a day of drinking and dancing to remove all the make up and grime so face wipes are a must!

Kleenex Tissues
I take several packs of these bad boys and have a pack on me at all times! Much like the hand gel, toilet roll does not last long so its best to be prepared at all times!

I hope you enjoyed this post, look out for the next post in my Festival Essentials series for more tips and advice!

Thanks for reading!
Shelley xo

Friday, 3 August 2012

Catch up & What's to come!

Mark Hoppus

Hi Everyone!

Just thought I'd a bit of a catch up post on what I've been up to as I've been a bit missing in action on the blog for a week or so!

So, as per my opening image, I went to see Blink 182 last week at Brixton Academy. I managed to bag myself a front row spot, with a clear view of my one and only, Mark Hoppus. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that Blink 182 are my favourite band of all time, so you can imagine my excitement at this! I also got Mark Hoppus' plectrum which made my day (life..) The day after, since we were in London anyway, we headed to the Olympic Torch Relay Finale at Hyde Park and saw You Me at Six, Rizzle Kicks, Katy B, Mark Ronson and others which was a fab day out although I got extremely sunburned - booo to my fair skin!

I'm back on the diet and fully focused for another month ready for Reading Festival. I'm aiming to lose a stone before then, and have already lost around 3lbs in this stint - only 11 more to go! The thought of being able to actually wear shorts is keeping me going!

Speaking of Reading Festival, I'm going to have a little theme for my posts this month, so look out for festival themed make-up, hair, skincare and fashion in my Festival Series. I also hope to do a few more outfit posts, although I'm feeling a little 'bleugh' about myself at the moment, hence being back on the diet!

I hope you're all well and enjoying summer and the Olympics!

Thanks for reading!
Shelley xo