Monday, 17 December 2012

The Fuss Free Face

When it comes to this time of year, where the exam crackdown begins, my make up routine tends to shrink! The mindset of "stop faffing go revise!" kicks in and along with it anything fussy in my make up routine disappears! At the same time I still manage to cover all the bases and feel put together- as i don't feel awake and ready to go without make up on!

Face: Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Benefit Lemon Aid, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, Maybelline Lumi Magic Concealer, MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural, MAC Pink Tea Blush, MAC Mineralise Skinfinish 'Blonde' 
Eyes: MAC Painterly Paintpot, Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner, Tweezerman Eyelash Curler, L'oreal Telescopic Mascara, Urban Decay 24/7 Liner "Prestige"
Lips: Vaseline "Pink Bubbly" Edition

What are your essentials for a fuss free face?
Becky xoxo

Monday, 10 December 2012

7 happy things in 7 days

1.) Catching up with lovely friends from my course- with module choices and industrial placements i don't see them very often.
2.) Meeting baby Rosie- the newest addition to my family! She gorgeous!
3.) Spending quality time with my parents- doesn't happen all that often nowadays!
4.) Strictly Come Dancing- enough said!
5.) Christmas markets!
6.) Going out for dinner and cocktails with my 7 housemates (well 6 housemates and the honorary one!)
7.) Honorary housemate (housemate number 4's boyfriend!) giving us house xmas presents to say thanks for letting him come over so often (posters for our kitchen, we're having a boys vs girls war)- he's a really lovely guy and he gets along with all of us and to be honest its not like we just let him come over, he's truly welcome whenever he wants and it often feels like someone's missing if he's not there!

Those are my happy things! It's been a really good long weekend for me! I'm so happy and feeling so blessed right now :D
Becky xoxo

Sunday, 9 December 2012

The calm before the storm...

This weekend i took a break. I came home on friday and have had the most lovely of long weekends. What makes it really special is that i've done lots with my time and seen lots of people but i still feel really rested.

I have an awful exam timetable this January, they're my third year final exams which count the most towards my degree and i don't even have 24 hours between some of them! But I'm ready to head back up North from my lovely southern home and get revising (I say that but give it 2 days and i'll already be going insane-imagine how i'll be after 7 weeks!!)
Heres what i've done with my time:

Friday I had my weekly psychology classes with my lovely friend Sophie- she's so unique and lovely and unlike any other friend i have so its so lovely and refreshing to spend time with someone like her! We went our separate ways at the station and i met up with my friend Hannah who's on an industrial placement this year and my other friend Clare came along too! So nice to see those girls and catch up :D Then i got a train home. 3 hours and 11 minutes is a long time and the bum got very numb to say the least! Coming home is always such a comfort and I don't realise how much i miss my parents until i see them! I'm so lucky to have them and since i've been away at uni our relationship is so much more friendly, fun and supportive of each other! It was also so nice to sleep in my own bed!

Saturday mum and I got up and drove over to one of my cousin's house. His lovely wife gave birth 2 weeks ago, the first baby to be born into my family since me 20 years ago! Though he was at work Becky (his wife) is such a part of the family that it was so nice to see her! I got to meet the newest addition to the family, Rosie, a beautiful baby girl. I had a nice cuddle with her. She's just perfect and gorgeous in every way (she's not even one of those babies thats ugly and you say they're gorgeous cause you love them- she is just stunning!) Becky's such a lovely natural mum and it was such a treat to get to meet the newborn! Next we returned home to put the xmas decs up! I've been away at uni the past years this has been done so it's such a treat to be here for it this year! Later my other cousin and her husband came over and we had a catch up and all went for an Indian yum yum!

Today (sunday) my parents and I went to Winchester xmas markets, a train ride away from me. I loved that i got to spend some quality time with them today as normally i leave to go back north on Sundays. I got some xmas pressies for family! We've come back home and caught up with Strictly Come Dancing- a show I LOVE! I spend every saturday singing the theme tune now stop in anticipation for the live show later!

Tomorrow i'll have to pack, head to the station and spend 3 and a half hours on the train again. I'll be so sad to leave and i know i'll get home sick again but it'll be nice to see my boyfriend again. Monday evening is my house xmas dinner so it'll be great to go out and have some nice food and cocktails to help me settle back up north!

So thats my amazing weekend- practically perfect if you ask me! Proper family time :D
What have you lovelies done this weekend?
Becky xoxo

Thursday, 6 December 2012

November 2012 Beauty Favourites

Hi everyone,

I can't believe its well into December now! 2012 has been an amazing year so far- 2013 will be an exciting/ scary year for me so I'm excited to see what it brings!

As for beauty favourites, i have a few things to show you!

Revlon Colourstay Foundation in 150-Buff is my go to winter foundation. I love the coverage it gives and its staying power is beyond any other foundation i use! They do different ones for dry and combination/oily skin so if you haven't tried this yet i'd definitely recommend it!

MAC Blush in "Springsheen" My go to blush this month! Its a lovely peachy pink with subtle gold shimmer. It works really well with the foundation and gives a great glow to the cheeks- perfect for winter!

Urban Decay Primer Potion I've always overlooked this product, believing that nothing could give my eyeshadows staying power on my hooded oily eyelids. Boy was i wrong! I'd never wear eyeshadow without this now and can't wait to get my hands on a full size one!

L'oreal Telescopic Mascara I rediscovered this a while ago and have repurchased it a few times! Its a really great mascara that i'd recommend anyone give a go! Its affordable and gives really great separation to my lashes!

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner A new purchase for me at the end of October! I really adore how easy this makes my morning! Its got a lovely fine tip and stays wet long enough for me to correct any mistakes i make!

Urban Decay Eyeshadows in "Bootycall" and "Suspect" These are 2 wonderful eyeshadows from the naked 2 palette. Bootycall has been my inner corner and browbone highlight for the month, making a lovely subtle change from the more garish "Nylon" by MAC that I normally use. I've been really more into a sweep of a brown eyeshadow across this lids this month and Suspect has really become one of my favourites!

Left: Bootycall Right: Suspect

Those are my favourites! What products did you love in November? 
Becky xoxo