Friday, 11 July 2014

My Holiday Makeup Bag

Hello everyone! I'm actually going away in a couple of days to the place that is paradise on earth...Tenerife. I am VERY excited about this holiday and I thought I would put together a little blog post about my makeup bag and all those beauty essentials that I will be taking with me. 

My bag is a cute little (well, not so little) Ted Baker makeup bag. I got this for around £26 I believe, but despite the steep price, it is honestly worth every penny. It is very well made, fits a heap-load of stuff inside and well, it's Ted Baker. What's not to like? 

I'm taking two different base products with me, both of which were featured in my "Beautiful Bases for Summer" blog post (read it here). The No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser is a real winner for me. It gives excellent coverage and it feels nice and light on the skin. The fact it contains SPF 15 will also protect you from those gorgeous rays of sun. The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream has been a fave of mine this month. Though the coverage isn't too great, it's a nice solution that's easy to wear and not tacky and short-lasting in the slightest. 
I'm taking both my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and my Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer as the two mixed together will give me the perfect shade for my tanned skin (yes I am being hopeful!) 

For my cheeks, I'm taking my much-loved Mac mineralise blush in the shade "Dainty" which is a nice wearable, peachy pink! I'm also going to be using my Mac Soft and Gentle Mineralise Skinfinish as it's perfect to wear on an evening when I'm going somewhere nice! As well, the highlighter can be used for a number of things, for example, as an eye shadow, so products that have multiple purposes and uses are excellent to take on holiday! My No7 Dual Bronzer was a real must-have as I'd love to look like a bronzed goddess (though I very much doubt that will happen). And finally, I will most certainly NEED my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Being in a very hot climate, I'm sure to start emanating shininess like the sun so I need my powder to keep the shininess at bay. 

For my eyes I have selected my Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara as it contains both a lower lash and an upper lash wand. Two in one is nice and compact which obviously leaves more space for more things. Perfect in my eyes. As always, I will stay loyal to my Nars Brow Perfector and I will be bringing my silver Collection Dazzling Gel liner for those nights I want to look a bit more glam! 

I 100% knew that my Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette would certainly be coming on holiday with me. Palettes are perfect for taking away with you as they are compact yet present great versatility. The Naked 1 palette is my favourite item of makeup. The 12 shades range from mattes to shimmers, from warm colours to cool colours. The colours work really well together and can give you a number of different eye looks. It also comes with a liner which is very handy. 

I have selected these three mac lipsticks to take with me. The lip products take up a large proportion of my makeup bag as you simply never know what colour you might fancy on the day. It's best to be prepared! 
Left ~ Creme in your Coffee
Middle ~ Costa Chic
Right ~ Chatterbox 

I am also going to be taking my Nars Pure Matte lipstick in the shade "Peloponnese". I simply could not live without my Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in the shade "107". Everyone needs a strikingly nice red in their makeup bag. Finally, I have my Tanya Burr lipgloss in the shade "Chic", as I really wanted a nude lipgloss. 

I have a mixture of both Eco Tools and Real Techniques makeup brushes to take with me. From left to right: Real Techniques Blusher brush, Real Techniques Foundation brush, Eco Tools Brow brush, Eco Tools Concealer brush, Eco Tools Eyeshadow brush, Eco Tools Angled Liner brush, Eco Tools Blusher brush. 

And that so happens to be everything I am taking (I am certain I will have forgotten something!) 
This has become an unusually long post but I don't intend to crop it down too much as I won't be blogging over the next two weeks whilst I am away. Don't worry though guys, I have plenty of blog posts planned and a lot of photo taking will be done on holiday, so stay tuned for the holiday related posts to come! I am continuing to upload videos on my YouTube channel that I have pre-recorded so I shall leave a link to my channel below. You can also follow me over on twitter or instagram, only if you like :) 

Thanks for the growing support guys! 
Have an amazing two weeks! 
Kiera x 

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Outfit of the Day | July Edition

On Sunday, me, my parents and my brother ventured to a little town called Berverley in Yorkshire. It's not quite the Beverley Hills of the UK but anyways, it was a rather cute little town and I got to wear my cute new Warehouse hat, which I was very happy about! 

~ Hat - Warehouse ~
~ Top - Oasis "Loved By Mollie" Collection ~
~ Jacket - Warehouse ~
~ Jeans - River Island ~
~ Converse - Schuh ~
~ Necklace - Coast ~
~ Rings - Topshop ~
~ Watch - Marc Jacobs ~
~ Nails - Tanya Burr "Little Duck" ~
~ Lipstick - Nars Pure Matte Lipstick "Peloponnese" ~ 
~ Bag - Ted Baker ~ 

Thanks for reading! 
Kiera x 

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Summer Look Book

If you watch my YouTube channel, you may have seen my Summer Lookbook which I uploaded a couple of weeks back (you can watch it here: ). I rather spontaneously decided I would blog about my three different looks. 

My first and probably my favourite outfit is this green tropical-print playsuit from Oasis. I've never been one to shop in Oasis, but after Mollie King from The Saturdays released her debut clothing range 'Loved By Mollie' in the store (Review here- ), I just can't seem to stay away from it. This playsuit is perfect for Summer. The tropical palm tree pattern is very on-trend and I love the belt that comes with it. I paired this with my ever so comfy black toms, which have been a summer favourite of mine for many years. Comfy and stylish. 

In my next outfit, I am sporting all Loved By Mollie items (minus the converse). The white lace tee is my fashion fave at the minute. I like it that much I went out and bought the red version! I paired it with another tropical themed item- the shorts! They are SUPER cute and colourful and I love the parrots! For me, Summer wouldn't be Summer without a pair of converse. I LOVE my sparkly converse which I got for Christmas. I realise they are a love hate item but personally I think they're great! I love quirky things like that. 

My final Summer outfit is very casual and would be nice to wear on those warm summer days where the sun isn't too overpowering. In this look, my outfit appears to be all Warehouse (minus the shoes)! The yellow top is so light and bright, though I must admit, it attracts various flying insects which is not so lovely. For me, wearing trousers that are A) Not jeans and B) Aren't 3/4 patterned trousers was a bit daunting. But I've really grown to love these as they are honestly so easy to work with! The sandals are from Office. I thought they were an easy way to make this outfit more summer-friendly! And if you're wondering, my watch is a rose-gold watch by Marc Jacobs, which I absolutely adore!

Thanks for reading!
Kiera x 


Outfit One
Tropical Green Playsuit-

Outfit Two
White Lace Top- 
Tropical Shorts- 
Sparkly Converse- I can't find the link sorry! But mine were from Schuh. 

Outfit Three
Yellow Top-
Sandals- These are a couple of years old from Office, but I'm sure there will be something similar online. 

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Friday, 4 July 2014

Beautiful Bases for Summer

Usually, when it gets to Summer, I'm always faced with the uncertaintity of not knowing what to wear on my face. Do I go for a foundation? Or maybe something with light coverage? Sometimes (very, VERY often), I will step out wearing only concealer. The dilemmas we girls face ey?!
 I have selected three different base products that I think are perfect for Summer. Whether you're going for something that gives a very natural finish or you want a gorgeous glow, I know the three perfect products for you! 

1) Tinted Moisteriser. This is my best friend during those hot and humid days when you really just can't be bothered to cover your face in heaps of foundation. I personally really like using the No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisteriser. It gives excellent coverage and though it feels like a moisturiser, it works more like a foundation. And it has SPF 15! WIN! Though I must say, last time I checked there are only three different shades, so being a pale alien, I have to mix this with other foundations and moisturisers. 

2) BB Cream. I have been loving this Body Shop All-In-One BB cream. At first, I wasn't sure. It gives extremely light coverage and me being a person who can look like the walking dead at the best of times, was unsure whether £12 was justifiable. However, with the right amount of concealer, this can work wonders. It makes my skin look healthy and you bearly feel it on your face. This is the perfect combination for Summer. 

3) Foundation. I had to include at least one foundation in this post. I also had to include an unfocused photo (sorry, I'm not technically awesome at the minute). Nars Sheer Glow is my all time favourite foundation. THIS gives your skin the perfect glow. The coverage is excellent. It is worth every penny. Bravo Nars. 

Tell me, what are your favourite moisturisers, BB creams and foundations? I'd love to know! 
Kiera x 

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