I am and always have been a massive book worm, so subsequently, I have a to-be-read pile as long as my arm! I find summer is the time where I can really indulge in new authors, genres and releases because it doesn't interfere with my uni studies where the recommended reading seems to grow by the day. I honestly love nothing more then perusing the shelves of Waterstones, charity shops and independent book shops even though I already have so many books i am yet to sink my teeth into; what can I say? I am a sucker for a good story! Today I am going to be sharing with you what is on my summer reading list, and who knows, you might find something new along the way! So, without further ado...Read More
Initially, I had this post drafted and ready to go on the first of January but for one reason and another I didn't hit post. But here we are now, on the first of April, my blog has had a much needed refresh and I have dusted off my keyboard ready to get back into the swing of things.
I want to get back into the world of beauty, my roots if you will. But I also want to dabble in the world of book blogging and giving you guys a nosey around my house because decorating it has been something I have really enjoyed doing.
So thank you for bearing with me and keep your eyes peeled for some fresh content!
t's been a while but let's move on...
Sometimes taking a break is exactly what you need to in order to get those creative juices flowing, but once that "break" turns into a month or two it can be difficult and daunting to get back behind that keyboard. So, here are my top tips on boosting not only your productivity but also your positivity.Read More
On a recent jaunt round Bath I happened to stumble into MAC (as one does...), on the hunt for the perfect matte nude. No one does both mattes and lipsticks better than MAC so it made sense to head on over to the counter and get swatching.
I have quite small hands so by the time I was finished, I was covered in swatches of every nude they do and started working up my wrist.I considered Twig, Brave and Kinda Sexy but the formulas weren't what I was looking for and they were all a little too pink and rosey to work for my complexion. When I was satisfied I had a good lot to choose from I thrust my lipstick covered hand in front of my mum (who was getting her makeup done) and said which one?! She immediately pointed to a matte brown with pink undertones; and that my friends is how the love affair with Velvet Teddy began.
MAC's website describe it as a "deep toned beige". and I would say that is a pretty accurate depiction. It has the perfect blend of a deep, cappuccino brown paired with really subtle antique pink undertones. Seeing as I was searching for the perfect nude, I could not be happier to add this cult classic "Kylie Jenner" (cliche, but it had to be said) to my collection. It doesn't give me foundation lips or wash me out at all, it just works and I haven't worn anything else since!
One thing worth noting is that I tend to pair it with MAC's lip liner in Whirl to really beef up my lips and add a bit more depth if I am wearing it in the evening, just to intensify the brown a bit more.
Have you tried Velvet Teddy? If so, I would love to know your thoughts!