Saturday, 2 June 2018

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks

Ever since I having received the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk eyeshadow palette for my 21st birthday, I have been dying to try some more of Huda Beauty's products. I know her cosmetics line is well known for her gorgeous eyelashes, but I'm not one for wearing false eyelashes all the time anymore. Don't get me wrong, when I'm going out I love to finish my makeup with a pair, but I don't wear them enough to be able to justify splashing out on them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing so, personally, I don't think it's worthy. That left trying her liquid matte lipsticks! My Mum kindly sent me these shades from the bunch that she ordered herself, and I have been wearing nothing else on my lips since receiving them. 

Top - Heartbreaker, Middle - Bombshell, Bottom - Icon
The shades that I picked were:
Heartbreaker - It's described as a 'Pinkish Red' but I would describe it as a true red shade. 
Bombshell - Described as a 'Subtle Pinkish Nude'. I would say that's exactly what it is. I have been wearing this one as my everyday nude shade and it's perfect. 
Icon - Described as a 'Peachy Pink'. This shade is more out of my comfort zone but I love it for that reason. It's not the usual shade I would gravitate towards, but with bronzy skin I think it would look beautiful on the lips. 

Pictured left - Heartbreaker, Middle - Icon, Right - Bombshell
The formula of these lipsticks is one of the best that I have tried. I would definitely compare them to the Anastasia Beverly Hills ones, so if you like those, you're going to equally like these just as much! They dry down quickly, and the colour doesn't change at all. Sometimes the shades can look different in the tube to what they end up looking like on the lips, but not with these! They're really long lasting - although after eating or drinking, they do need a little top up, but that's usually the case with any kind of lipstick. I'd definitely recommend giving the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks a try if you are in the market for trying out some new liquid lipsticks.

Have you tried anything from Huda Beauty? What's your favourite?
Amber X

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Welcoming May

This year is absolutely flying by. It's crazy to think that Christmas was over 4 months ago - where does the time go?! I have been dreading the approach of the month of May, for what feels like ages, and in a couple of days time, it will finally be upon us.
May is officially my last month at university and probably going to be one of the busiest month's of the whole three years I have spent studying. Technically, I have 4 deadlines - two exams, one essay and of course, the dissertation. It doesn't seem that long ago that I came to an applicant day where lecturer's were explaining the layout of my course and what the dissertation is all about. And now we're every so slowly approaching the deadline submission date and I just can't get my head around that. It feels so surreal! I'm going to have a degree, it's crazy. No longer being a student is definitely something that will take some getting used too. I am both looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time - it's a step out into the real world if you will. Such an exciting, but daunting and frankly, terrifying thought. I'm 1000% going to need to channel all the motivation and productiveness into smashing these last few weeks... Wish me luck haha.
I apologise in advance if my little space here becomes a bit neglected over the next couple of weeks. I am most definitely going to put my all into these last couple of assignments, and end the whole three years of university on a high.

Are you looking forward to anything in the month of May?
Amber X

Saturday, 21 April 2018

The Trousers You Need

Never would I have thought that I would dedicate a whole blog post on one clothing item. However, I have been so obsessed with >this< pair of trousers, it would have been silly of me to not give them their time to shine.
I have been on the hunt for a pair of wide legged, high waisted trousers for the longest time, but none never seemed to blow me away. My search started on Pretty Little Thing. Never have I ordered from the site before, but after seeing numerous blogger posts on Instagram wearing their items, I liked what I saw and so had to have a look for myself. I decided on a black pair of wide legged trousers. I was super excited for their arrival. However, I wasn't best pleased - they were super long in the leg, and quite see through. So I returned them. The hunt continued.
Not all that long ago, I was browsing Asos (as you do) doing the usual what can I add to my ever growing list of things I wish I could purchase, and came across this pair from Miss Selfridge. Again, never have I ordered from this brand before, but I had nothing to lose. I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived the next day to the quality of them. They're definitely made of a weighty material, and sit so comfortably on the waist. The pin stripe trend is something I'm down for, and they give the illusion of elongated legs - perfect. The search is over!
Now all I need is more occasions to be able to wear these beautiful trousers. I wore the outfit below for a close friend of mines 21st birthday celebrations. They could definitely be dressed up with a pair of heels and a crop top, or even dressed down with a cute slogan tee tucked in and a pair of trainers. I am smitten.

Now that I have found this perfect pair, I want them all. There are so many lovely trousers on Asos at the moment, I definitely will be trying a few more! It definitely makes a change from the 'nice top and jeans' combo.
What's your favourite item of clothing at the moment?
Amber X