The Best Make Up Bags EVER!

Like most girls I love make-up, I love experimenting and trying new products. More than just loving make up though, I love make-up brushes. I’m constantly trying to find the best ones, I swear If you saw my whole make up collection you would think I was a make up artist because of the size of my collection. I am always on the hunt for the best make up bags.

V513475_OF_DETFor years I used the Victoria Secret Travel Case cosmetic bags, which open up in to two pockets allowing you to separate your brushes and make up. I loved that they came in a variety of vibrant patterns and colours like leopard print, bright pink and black glitter. However the downside to these bags was they aren’t the cheapest at just under £40 and after having 3 over the years, every zip has broken which is just annoying. There are now cheaper versions of these on the market but maybe because I have too much make up I always found I’d have to leave stuff out as it nearly bursting at the seams.

Then I came across My Kit Co. I had a few friends recommend them but to be honest I just thought it was an instagram hype, but I decided to take a look at the website.

The first thing I came across was the ‘My Brush Buddy’ now as a lover of brushes this was something I just couldn’t resist. With its four separate compartments its perfect to keep your brushes organised and you can arrange them by base, eyes, pencils even. I even added my brush cleaner to it. Its great because you aren’t mixing it with your make up which means they keep cleaner and it makes it so much easier to just pick them out.

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”My Neat & Tidy” Organiser | 3 of 4 shown here!

I then purchased the ‘Neat & Tidy’ organiser which at the price of just £26 comes with four separate bags. It means you can organise your make up from eye shadow palettes to your foundations and bronzers. I’m sure every girl wastes so much time when they are doing there make up just looking for their blusher. Well this helps saves time as its not all shoved in to one bag.

I then finished off my collection with the ‘My Travel Buddy.’ I’m not going to lie I feel this product is aimed more for make-up artists but I found it was great for organising my hair products, hair accessories and with the two internal meshed zipped pockets it allows me to organise my hair grips and bobbles. As I am performer I often have to carry a lot of makeup and products around and this also makes it easier.

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PVC Pouch Large & Small

Im not sure if this still applies but at the time of buying it also came with a free PVC pouch which you could choose from small or large. I have used these to organise my nail polishes.

The two best things about My Kit Co. is the affordability, such a great price for quality items and the variety of products you can choose from. Your make up kit will never be unorganised again. This is not an AD just a review from a very satisfied customer. If you don’t believe me check out their website and be amazed for yourself.

5 Must Try D.I.Y Valentines Day Gifts!

It’s the week of Love (and also pancakes) which means it’s that time of year to find the perfect gift that says ‘I Love you.’

I lurrrvvee Love but I’m not the biggest fan of Valentines day, I’d personally rather go out on a date and be showered with gifts when my calendar doesn’t tell me too and restaurants aren’t over charging. That being said valentines day gifts don’t need to break the bank so here is my top 5 gift ideas that are sure to make your partner love you just that little bit more.

Please note: These are all things I have either been given as gifts or received, so I know what Im talking about!

IMG_50871. DATE JAR

The gift that just keeps on giving. All you need is a jar and some paper. Write some cute date ideas down and then throughout the year you can pick one out and off you go. They can range from romantic to adventurous whatever floats your boat.

IMG_51082. MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

Whilst I’m on boats, another great gift idea is a message in a bottle. Once again all you need is an empty bottle and some paper. Write down your favourite Love quote, 10 things you love about your partner or just simply I love you. Tie it with a ribbon and you may just get lucky.

3. 52 REASONS WHY I LOVE YOU

Deck_of_Love_CardsTalking of luck, how about a deck of cards made into a book with all the reason you love your boyfriend/girlfriend. I have actually received this gift before and believe me its EPIC! All you need is some ring binders or key rings, a full deck of cards and some paper (apparently I love a paper gift). On each card you write down a reason you love that person. Cute I know.

4. SCRAPBOOK

I ran out of ways to link my ideas! You can never go wrong with a scrapbook and its also fun for you to make, so really everyone wins. All you need is a book, lots of photos, a pen and maybe some glitter. Its always nice to reminisce on the memories you have made and laugh at your old selves. Lets be honest who doesn’t LOVE a scrapbook.

i-polaroid-string-photo-frame-multi5. A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Polaroids and Instagram are all the rage these day so why not combine the two for the perfect Cupids day gift. Print out some of your fave insta snaps with you and your beau and create a picture perfect frame. All you need is a string photo frame (available here) and your snaps. Then hang it on your wall to show the world how lucky you are to have found each other.

“You don’t need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely.”

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January Diaries – My 2017 Faves

How fast did 2017 go? I only hope this year slows down just a little because I’m getting older and I am NOT a fan of it. My 2018 promise was to dedicate more time to my blog however I spent the whole of January in LA and just didn’t have time, so starting now this is my priority.

But first here are some of my 2017 highlights..

.Favourite Holiday.

Well Im cheating slightly as my favourite holiday was to Croatia! Except it wasn’t actually a holiday it was work, but if being surrounded by the most amazing people on the beautiful island of Vis is work then sign me up any day!

.Favourite Job.

This year I was lucky enough to work on 3 films. Murder on the Orient Express which is out already and 2 that will be out in the next two years. I guess nothing can really compete with that. Here is some pics of my time on set for MOTOE!

.Favourite Gift.

Easy! For christmas I received a special edition book ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ which included beautiful photographs from the set. Although I’m not in any of the photos it’s such a lovely keepsake and reminder of the wonderful time I had.

.Favourite Song.

‘The Greatest Show’ from The Greatest Showman soundtrack! Actually the whole album is just incredible.

.Favourite Outfit.

Dress: Self Portrait          Shoes: Topshop          Bag: ASOS

.Favourite YouTube Video I Have Done.

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.Favourite YouTube Video.

I know it’s not Christmas anymore but YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS!!!! I was lucky to work on the costumes and set design and I’m so proud of what the boys achieved. It will definitely get you in the Christmas Spirit.

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.Favourite TV Show.

Well its the last time I can say this so it has to be Pretty Little Liars. I wasn’t blown away by the ending but I have loved it since the beginning and I will miss watching it every week. Im also so glad Spoiler and Spoiler ended up together.

.Favourite Memory.

This has to be being on set, dancing on a boat in the middle of the sea with a helicopter flying over us. This might sound strange but it was honestly the most fun Ive had in years. (Thats probably quite sad). Check it out in the trailer below, see if you can spot me (Heres a hint 2:20)

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.Favourite Quote.

‘Whoever is trying to bring you DOWN, is already BELOW you’

 

6 things all shops need to STOP doing!

I love shopping more than the average person. This has been the case since birth, my mum is a huge shopaholic and has most definitely passed down that obsession to me. Over my years of shopping I have noticed many mistakes shops seem to make time after time and I think if only these problems could be fixed my experience would be even better. So here is my main 6 issues I find when shopping.

Same! Same! Same! but different?

Imagine this, you go in the shop and you find the perfect summer dress. Two weeks later you go into the same shop and see that same dress but in a different colour. You may even be tempted to buy it, after all it fit you great, you had so many compliments on it, why not? Then 3 months later when Winter is on its way in you see that same dress but this time in a darker shade. This is my shopping experience every single year. Sometimes Ive found the same item has made a comeback two years later. Here’s a suggestion how about just coming up with a completely new design as surely nobody wants the same thing in seven different colours. It takes the fun out of shopping for new things.

Where for art thou size?

One of my biggest pet peeves when shopping is when the english size is not the first one on the tag. It’s up there with when the right size is not on the coat hanger (but I can’t always blame the shops for that). There is nothing worse than getting all the way to the changing room to find you haven’t got a size 8 intact you have an American size 8 which is a UK 12. It’s fair to say its not going to fit so then I either have to go find my size or wait until somebody brings it to me. I understand some shops are European based and this why but surely it can’t cost that much money to change the tag over?

But I’m a shopaholic….

Talking of dressing rooms, the main problem I find when shopping, is the maximum number of clothes I can take into the changing room is six or lower. Ten would be an appropriate number or better yet don’t have a max. Topshop has improved this over the years so I think its time for others to follow suit. Lets be honest there really is nothing worse than having to keep coming out and swapping you’re clothes and in the end its a win for everyone as I will end up buying more clothes and the shop gets more of my money.

A Picture is worth a thousand words…

I love walking in the shops and seeing all the model shots on the wall and looking at what clothes are due in for the current season. However I find most of the time the dress that you love and just have to have never ends up coming in store or if it does, it doesn’t actually look like what it did on the model, its made from a cheaper material and doesn’t quite have the same detail. What’s the point? If you have made me need a dress for 3 months at least bring it in store exactly how it appears.

Photoshop be gone!

Talking of photographs why do online stores photoshop there clothes so much. I understand they want to use the best lighting to make the outfit look its best but whats the point if when I buy it, its not even the same colour. There has been so many times Ive seen something online and it says red, and it looks orange on the photograph so I buy it thinking it will be a an orangey red only to receive it and it be a dark red. Or Vice versa it  looks and says it cream yet when it arrives its bright white. Note to stores over photoshopping doesn’t help anybody.

Sometimes you can have too much Prosecco!

I realise that over the last couple of years Prosecco has become very popular however that does not mean I need it to be on everything I buy. From cards to cosmetic bags to T-shirts, even pencil cases! FYI most people using a pencil case aren’t even old enough to drink Prosecco. It needs to stop, lets leave Prosecco in the bars and designers to give me a more fabulous outfit to wear so I have more of an excuse to go out an drink Prosecco. can I get a cheers to that?

 

5 Must Have Swimsuits

Over the last few years swimwear has become less about tanning and more about fashion, even more so with the rise of beach clubs and programmes like TOWIE!

 

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Victoria Secret

The Beach Club Bikini

This look is all about looking good not about how to get the best tan! If you are off to a beach club or spending the day on a booze cruise, it is essential you find the right swimwear. Opt for either a strappy bikini or swimsuit. Finish the look with a wedge and some fabulous jewellery. If you are looking for the perfect beach jewellery  check out my friends company Feather and Chain.

 

 

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ASOS

Teeny Tiny Tanner

If you are off on a girly holiday or just for a romantic getaway you can always find time to top up your tan. However unless you want to look like a Zebra its best to ditch the strappy bikini and opt for a more basic look. I recommend a micro triangle top that allows you to pull the straps down without missing that all important cleavage paired with a thin strap bottom. You can always choose a thong bottom but that just depends on how confident you are. Of course you can always choose the topless look but that’s not for everyone.

I know the thought of  Summer can be a dreaded time for some, not only because of hay fever. The idea of having your body on show for everybody to see makes you want to cover up. Well I’m here to tell you to embrace your curves, your the scar, your cellulite, those stretch marks or the lack of boobs you have. Whatever the case may be love your body and embrace everything summer has to offer. If you’re still a bit worried here’s some solutions to make your Summer more comfortable.

 

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Missguided

Covered up cutie

Bikinis seem to be coming a thing of the past with swimsuits really taking over and no longer just being for someone over a certain age range or on the curvy side. So for what ever the reason you don’t want to get your stomach out there are some very chic and stylish swimsuits about. Pair it with an oversized floppy sun hat to really get heads turning. Or if you’re feeling playful I love a quote or location swim costume. Another favourite look of mine, if you’re feeling brave and want to bare a little bit of skin, is a high waisted bikini still keeping you chic and covered.

 

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Warehouse

Sexy and Strapless

When going on your travels its essential you pack at least one strapless bikini. After all sometimes you don’t want to pull your straps down and deal with the hassle of that. If you are a girl with a smaller chest and you haven’t yet embraced it, this style is perfect for you. It gives the illusion that there is something there especially if you get a padded strapless bikini.

 

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River Island

 

Top-Tini

Gone are the days of those awful ‘tank top’ bikinis but what I have noticed is a new trend of a longer bodied bikini with usually halter neck strap or sometimes off the shoulder. I think these have replaced the tank top and thank goodness because they are way more stylish. This style of bikini top is not great for tanning. However it is great to pair with some shorts and rock it as a top. That way at a moments notice you can be ready to jump in the pool or sea without feeling like you are walking around half naked.

I understand swimwear can be expensive but the great thing is it will last you for a few years, even the cheaper ones. I feel like there is always the tendency to over pack but I guarantee of you pack at least one of each of these styles you will not come unstuck on your travels. Finally remember swimwear is just like underwear it should always be matching.

 

Pretty Little Liars: 15 Best Fashion Moments

Tonight marks the series finale of Pretty Little Liars! After seven long years we will finally have all the answers. Who is A.D? Which of our favourite ships will be endgame? How did the Moms escape the basement? But the most important question I am asking today is, who is the best dressed Liar? So join me in taking a look at some of the best outfits of the series.

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Let’s be honest you can’t talk PLL fashion without talking about Alison’s infamous yellow top. After 7 seasons I really hope Sasha Pieterse got too keep it. 
PLL knows how to do Prom! Every liar looked incredible. Hannas look would of been my top pick. The hair, make up and dress were perfection but sadly she’s losing points for those lace up booties. Did A swap her shoes without her knowing?
Forget Shay Mitchell let’s just call her SLAY Mitchell. This barbarella Halloween costume is anything but frightful. Can it be Halloween already just so I can copy this outfit! 
Spencer’s sleeveless leather trench is the perfect piece to bring a bit of edge to her usual preppy style.
Talking of preppy with an edge, I can’t get enough of this Aria ensemble. This sums her style up and shows she’s never afraid to mix styles.
I personally think Hanna got the best time jump wardrobe but she is a wannabe fashion designer so it only makes sense. This self portrait dress just proves my theory. I LOVE IT! 
Finally we saw Alison ditch the yellow top and upgrade to this stunning yellow dress just in time for prom. She looks absolutely stunning with the waisted belt making it a bit more bad ass! 
I can still cannot get over Spencer’s green wrap gown prom dress. Her silhouette looks stunning and its just the sort of dress we would expect from her. One of her ultimate fashion moments.
I love lucy Hale as flapper girl Daisy Buchanan. I can’t help thinking it’s a shame she wasn’t born in the 1920s as this look suits her so much. Although then who would of played Aria? 
Ok so I know this is cheating slightly as its not technically from the actual programme, but it is from the poster so it still counts right? Ashley benson is killing it in the ultimate little black dress. The thigh high slit detail is to LIE for! 
The film Noir episode was one of my favourite episodes and that’s partly because of the fashion. Spencer was killing every look in every scene. Another Liar born into the wrong era.
I love this Oxblood dress from Aria. Could she look any cuter and innocent. The pleats and stripes with the added Aria accessories make it the perfect vintage inspired outfit. 
Aria is known for her out there outfits but the comic strip dress has to be her most quirky outfit. I can’t decide if I love it or hate it. But I applaud that she was bold enough to try it. 
Queen of the prom goes to Emily. It’s only fitting as she already has the crown. I am obsessed with this look. From head to toe it’s the perfect PLL prom dress. Look at those earrings if you don’t believe me.
Ok so she’s technically not a Liar but I have to mention Mona. This is my ultimate Mona fashion moment. The red cape is EVERYTHING.  Lite red riding hood gone dark! I love it.

Enjoy the finale and fingers crossed we get the answers we’ve be waiting for. Thanks to PLL for all the mystery, drama secrets and lies over the years. Make sure you comment and tell me your favourite outfit.

-Y

Fate Of The Furious: Review

Rating: ★★

 Best bits: The Cars!
 Worst bits: Too many ‘Comic’ Characters
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Watch the trailer here!
This may be surprising but I am a huge fan of the Fast franchise and have been since the beginning. I would actually say apart from Harry Potter it’s my favourite film series. I think they are films with great action but also make you really care about the characters. They really do give you that sense of family. That being said, I think this is my least favourite. Apart from the 3rd one (but I try to forget about that).
When it was first announced they would continue with the franchise I was slightly worried. Paul Walker was such a big part of its success for me and I thought the send off they gave him and closure it had in Fast 7 was a great way to end the series. However I came into this movie ready to be entertained and I was not disappointed. I know it has come a long way from the drag racing and features a lot more combat and guns. But I love that they still manage to keep it about the cars and come up with creative ways to utilise cars in the action scenes. This film is particularly epic for that. Plus we finally get a female antagonist and Charlize Theron is great.
I also love how they have managed to integrate the storylines, bringing back your favourite characters but without seeming stale.  However this storyline seemed slightly cheesy to me and didn’t fully grip me. I can’t seem to put my finger on why that is but I didn’t come out of the cinema feeling awe-struck and like I could drive my car so fast I could jump between two buildings (I don’t recommend that). I just felt like ‘oh that was a good film, whats for food?.’ I also feel like there is now too many comedic/silly characters and as much as I love the laughs, It feels like with this team they just couldn’t pull off these things. I must also say I am not a huge fan of ‘Ramsey’ (played by Nathalie Emmanuel) her character doesn’t really add much to the franchise and her acting seems weak compared to the others.
Overall I did really enjoy the film and have seen many people claiming its the best film of the year so far, so maybe I’m just over analysing. If you love the Fast Franchise you will love this and believe me ‘Brian O’conner lives on.
P.S. There is no post credit scene.