♡OOTD: SuzyBlue Fluffy In Blue♡

So my new Topshop fluffy knit is my favourite thing on this earth!! It's so soft and cosy, perfect for the transition from Autumn to Winter. I was feeling really casual today, so paired the jumper with a pair of jeans (which I DIY ripped myself) and converse. Perfect for a long day at uni...

Jumper//Jeans (old hollister)//Converse//Backpack//Nails


♡Review: Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation♡

Soon after I moved back up to Aberdeen around a month ago, to my dismay I discovered I had left my foundation back home! In a state of sheer panic I jumped on the bus to ASDA and picked up the cheapest one I could find in the makeup aisle. I ended up purchasing Rimmel's Stay Matte foundation, which had just been released at the time. I am a massive massive fan of their Stay Matte Powder, which is ultimately what pushed me to choose this foundation.

I have never been a fan of matte foundations, I much prefer a more luminous finish, and this foundation has reminded me why I vowed never to buy a matte finish foundation again! The first issue I had was the formula was SO thick - as you can probably see from the swatch above, it is an incredibly heavy, mousse like texture, which instantly cakes when applied to the skin. It is also really hard to blend, and clings to dry patches on the face. I tried many different primers and moisturisers on my skin before applying the foundation but unfortunately, nothing seemed to help smooth it out.

However, in saying that, this product did have a few good points. It definitely evens out the skin tone and conceals redness and it also has amazing staying power - this is the first foundation i've come across that pretty much lasts all day!

I mean, if you're a fan of thick, full coverage foundation, you will most likely love this product, it's Rimmel's answer to Dream Matte Mousse. As for me, I am just glad to have my beloved YSL Touché Eclat foundation back where it belongs! If you've tried this product, let me know how you got on, perhaps it's just my skin type that disagrees with the formula? Who knows, maybe it's your holy grail foundation!...



This week, i've been bunged down with an awful chest infection so I haven't been able to go out and take my usual outfit of the day pictures or do a face of the day post! So today to cheer myself up, I was internet "browsing" and put together a little collage of things I plan to treat myself to on payday...the nine day countdown is on!


♡FOTD: Pleasantly Purple♡

 Since I had some extra time this morning, I decided to spend a bit longer on my makeup and try something more fun this tuesday! I rarely venture out and use colour on my eyes, I always always end up just doing different variations of browns, creams and golds, so using pinks and purples today was a big step! 

I think it turned out pretty nicely, its fun, but still subtle enough to wear everyday, perhaps i'll try being braver and add a splash more of colour to my makeup routine!
Let me know what you think?

EYES: Mac "in the gallery" limited edition eyeshadow palette
Urban Decay "naked"
Mac "vanilla"
Maybelline gel eyeliner
Rimmel Eyebrow pencil

LIPS: Maybelline babylips "pink punch"

FACE: YSL touche éclat foundation
Collection lasting perfection concealer
Nars "laguna" bronzer
Nars "orgasm" blush


♡OOTD-first day back at uni♡

Today marked the first day back at uni after a 5 month break and as much as I loved having the time off, I was itching to get back and see all of my favourite girls! 

Since it was the first day, I decided to make an effort and dress up a bit! I settled with grey Topshop overalls, a sheer v-neck blouse, my FAVE Zara flats and thee cutest pink Longchamp backpack - deffo going to be my staple item for uni!!

Hope everyone has had a great day! Let me know what your staple item for uni//school is this term!


♡Mid Week Trip to Paris♡

 This week I was lucky enough to be taken to Paris by my boyfriend as a two year anniversary treat. We spent 3 wonderful days shopping, eating and exploring the city and I was so so gutted to have to leave. Paris is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and I cannot wait to go back!

Day 1: After arriving in Paris and finally figuring out how to work the metro system, we made our way to our hotel and were greeted with the wonderful news that we were getting a free room upgrade! LOVING LIFE!! After dumping our stuff in our room, we headed out to our first stop - Notre Dame. The cathedral was breathtaking and after having a wander around and taking pictures, we grabbed lunch at a cute little restaurant overlooking the Seine before heading to the Pont de l'Archeveche, more commonly known as the Love Lock Bridge. I couldn't believe the amount of padlocks there were attached to both sides of the bridge, it was amazing! After attaching a padlock of our own and throwing the keys in the Seine, we jumped back on the metro and made our way  to the Champs-Élysées. We stopped half way down to pick up some macaroons from Laudrée before continuing on to the Arc de Triomphe. By the time we got there it was dark, and the views from the top were spectacular. Overlooking Paris all lit up at night is a memory i'll never forget. Our last stop of the day was the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately, the queue for tickets to get to the top was far too long, and we were too tired to wait in line, but just seeing it sparkle was enough to make us happy.

Day 2: Since Kyle had NEVER been to Disneyland, going there whilst in Paris was a MUST! After getting last minute tickets and jumping on (the wrong!) metro we finally made it to Disney and it was the BEST DAY EVER!! We managed to see both the day and night parades as well as hopping between the two parks and going on all the rides (Peter Pan is still my all time fave!) I legit don't think I have even been happier in my life than on that day! Seeing all of the princesses in the parade made me want to cry with happiness, I was like a kid on Christmas Day the whole time!

Day 3: This was our final day in Paris. In the morning we headed to the Galeries Lafayette and oh boy, it was like a dream! Imagine Harrods in London, but with 100x more class! Galeries Lafayette is basically a massive upmarket department store split into 3 buildings: male, female and home ware. It housed everything from Versace and Celine to Zara and Urban outfitters - crazy right?! After wandering about in awe for around 3 hours, we decided to go and visit the Louvre before having to catch our flight home. Everything about the Louvre was so beautiful. I could have stayed there for hours - it was so peaceful and relaxing with such a calm atmosphere, the total opposite from the other hustle and bustle tourist spots in Paris.

And that's that, it was over in the blink of an eye. I had the best time ever and itching to go back already! One of the best things we found about visiting Paris is that pretty much all of the tourist attractions are free for anyone under 25, and since everything in Paris is SO expensive, it's great to be able to see the sights for free!

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