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.”

Stuck for Date night outfits? Check out my vlog here!

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.

5 Must Try Spring Looks

Spring has Sprung but it’s that annoying season where one day its sunny and the next its raining and the question becomes WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR!

Well never fear the answer is here with my TOP 5 must try Looks!

The Tailored Girly

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Trousers-Topshop Boutique; Shirt-Topshop; Shoes-Zara; Bag-Zara

If you have been doing a lot of shopping you will notice there is a lot of  brightly coloured wide legged trousers, flares or a few Peg trousers around. I think this is a great Spring look but the key is styling it with the right top. I love a shirt with it but you don’t want to feel like your working in an office so try opting for a shirt with either floral or stripe detail and maybe even a little ruffle. Finish off the look with a pair of Mules or maybe a simple court shoe and an equally as colourful bag. The bright colours and floral extras will give you just the right balance between girly and androgynous!

The Lazy Girl

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Dress-Zara; Bag-Dr Martens; Shoes-Topshop

These shift style, throw on dresses are such a reasonable price and come in a range of colours, patterns and designs. Meaning it is the perfect dress for that on the move girl. Lets be honest sometimes you’re in a rush and just don’t have time to iron but you want to look like you have made an effort, if thats you get one of these dresses NOW! Pair it with some wedges or even a little ankle boot and you are good to go. Wow the crowd with a look that is so simple!

The Hot and Cold

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Jumper-Topshop; Skirt-Topshop; Shoes-Zara

Spring weather is so unpredictable one minute its lovely and sunny, the next its April showers. I know it seems knitwear is only for winter but a thin jumper can really save you on those cooler nights. There are many sweatshirts and jumpers around, all with some really cool features like a flared sleeve or a giant ruffle. Style this with a mini skirt in either Leather, PVC or even vinyl (keep reading to hear all about that) and you have the perfect spring look for that uncontrollable weather. Finish the look off with either a pair of mules or a cute little ankle boot. If it freezing (this is England after all) you could also rock it with some jeans.

 

Workin’ It Workwear

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Top-Zara; Skirt-Topshop; Shoes-House of CB; Necklace-Aldo

There are so many Pencil Skirts around at the moment each with a little something different. A giant frill, Statement buttons or just simply in gingham print. Whatever it might be, it’s a great look however similar to the wide trousers, it can easily look like your off to the office. With the skirt I’ve found the best thing is to stay clear of pairing it with a shirt, even if it has got florals on it. Instead opt for a ‘cold shoulder’ top or even a simple T-shirt. Don’t go too fancy on top and let the skirt speak for itself. To carry the look into the evening, pair with a simple court shoe.

Casual Stylie

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Blazer-Topshop; Top-Zara; Jeans-Topshop; Shoes-Ted baker

A blazer is definitely a must have item this season. It’s the perfect item to keep you warm enough when the temperature starts to dip at night or just on those cooler days. It also feels a little more dressed up than a denim jacket. I am huge fan of vinyl this season. There is a lot of it around from coats to trousers. Here I have styled myself in some vinyl jeans. These will last so much longer than just normal white jeans and won’t fade in the wash although they are slightly warm, so will probably not carry over into the summer months. You could finish this look off with just a Tee but I’ve gone for something a little more unexpected with this stripe plunge neck top. Stripes are a huge trend now and really pop when with a plainer item. Depending on the time of day, finish this look off with a dainty heel or a relaxed loafer.

Click the Picture below to see the outfits in motion!

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Get Out: Review

Rating: ★★

 Best bits: From Start to Finish
 Worst bits: The casting of Caleb Landry Jones as Jeremy Armitage
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Watch the Trailer Here!
I was lucky enough to see an advanced screening of ‘Get Out’ thanks to movie geeks UK.
I have to say my review might be slightly bias as the atmosphere in the screening was amazing and I’m not convinced you will get that same reaction in a normal cinema.
I was super excited to see this film after watching the trailer, if I’m honest its the best trailer I’ve seen in a long time. However it did leave me with a feeling of what is this? Is it a horror? is it a comedy? After researching I realised it was a dark comedy so take that how you will no spoilers here.
For once I actually struggled with what was the worst part so this time I had to go with casting. Its not that CLJ was bad, I just could of done without him in it. Well actually his character definitely had to be in it he just didn’t need to play him. He’s not an actor I’ve seen before but there was just something that annoyed me about him. As you can probably tell I’m really stretching for a worst part.
The film is perfectly jumpy even making the grown men next me throw their popcorn in the air and thats all you really need from a horror. The storyline is very consistent and doesn’t lag in any parts which is great. I feel there is not much I can say about the film without spoiling anything all I will say is GO AND SEE IT! You will not be disappointed.
In cinemas 17th March 2017 (That’s today)

5 Hacks For A Shopaholic

I am a 26 year old shopaholic who doesn’t believe in wearing the same thing twice. I live in London in a 2 bed flat that I share with my friend and my boyfriend, who almost has as many clothes as I do. Needless to say having storage space is not a luxury I have. My bedroom is essentially a walk in wardrobe with a bed in the middle.

So here are a few helpful hacks to making the most of your space or lack of. Trust me I’m qualified.

1. A Bed is NOT just for sleeping!

I recommend buying a bed with either drawers attached or one that is high enough to fit boxes underneath.  A divan bed is just not suitable for a dedicated slave to fashion. If it’s too late and you have already bought a bed, my thoughts are with you but you should of found me sooner.

2.  SHOES are a girls Best Friend!

If you are lucky enough to own a pair or more, of expensive designer shoes I understand you want to keep the box and rightly so. They cost more than a pet they and they deserve to be treated properly. But for all your everyday shoes it’s time to ditch the boxes. There are some great shoe storage options available. I recommend for your casual flat shoes (eww) and trainers purchasing an over the door holder, not the racks they are terrible and will fall apart but the ones with pockets are great. Then for your heels you can get these great boxes that are clear so you can see which shoes are in them, they also feature sliding drawers so you don’t have to move everything just to get to the bottom pair.

3. Change with the Seasons

Just imagine, it’s spring/summer. Likelihood is you are not going to wear a thick jumper (if living in the U.K. Leave one out as a precaution). So pick out the A/W looks you won’t be wearing and sort through them. If they are just a basic shirt which you probably won’t wear again because you will buy something similar next year in a different colour, put it in a bin bag. However if it is something that maybe costs a bit more money, is Unique or looks timeless put it in a box and store them under your bed. Then when it’s time to change the seasons you repeat the whole process again.

4. Sell! Sell! Sell!

But what about the clothes in the bin bag I hear you ask? Well one option is to throw them away but that just doesn’t seem right. The best thing to do is either take them to a charity shop or if you want a bit of money for them but it’s not worth the hassle of setting up an eBay post,  there are plenty of companies that will buy your items and pay roughly 50/60p per kilo. It’s not a lot however if you have a lot of bags it does start to add up. Some of them even take shoes and bedding. When it comes to the more expensive outfits or maybe evening dresses I suggest Once a year taking a look at what you have, ask yourself am I going to wear this again? Is this a timeless look? If the answer is no.. sell it! eBay! Depop! Instagram!

5. Love or Louboutins?

To all serious fashionistas try to avoid living with a significant other until you can afford an apartment with a Carrie Bradshaw style wardrobe.

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I know having a minimalistic room or house is the dream but if you are shopping obsessed, sacrifices have to be made. So try taking it as a positive and a push you need to work harder. The more money you make the quicker you will get to a walk in wardrobe oh and of course that much needed pair of Louboutins.