Autumn Transition Inspiration

Its that awkward time of year again. Too cold for summer dresses but still too warm for thick coats and wooly hats. After a search on tumblr and interest I have found some outfits which I feel bridge the gap between summer and autumn quite perfectly.


Kevin Aucoin Liquid Airbrush Foundation


A couple weeks ago I headed into my local Space NK with the aim of purchasing NARS Sheer Glow but several demonstrations later I decided on this instead. 

This foundation is medium coverage but you can easily build it up to full on areas that need it. It  is also super pigmented so you need about half of what you would use with a high street foundation. As you would expect with a high end foundation it does last all day (with setting powder) and doesn't look cake on the skin, for something with this much coverage it does give a  very natural finish. 

Although I apply most bases with a brush I do find this works best when warmed up on the back of my hand and applied with my fingers. 

The only downsides I can see to Kevin Aucoin's offering is that it only has 20ml of product compared to the standard 30ml you expect with foundation. It is also fairly expensive at £36, but I suppose that is no more than your average high end foundation and you do get what you pay for.

What is your favourite foundation?


PS. A couple weeks ago I was invited down to BBC Gloucester to do an interview about blogging and yesterday I headed down to the studio to do my interview with David Smith. I think it went okay as I wasn't too nervous. Listen to the interview here and let me know what you think! (skip to 50 minutes in)


Daisy Beach

Shirt - H&M , Skirt - USC, Bikini Top - Topshop

Another outfit that I wore down to the beach in Cornwall with Sophie. Very simple but I like the way the bikini works with the sheer shirt. Will be getting some more 'normal' outfit posts up next week.

In other news, my life is currently being taken over by emailing LFW press contacts which takes me forever. Let me know if you have any tips about doing this or you need any help!



Padstow Playsuit

Playsuit - Topshop, Rucksack - Primark, Red Bikini Top (Worn under playsuit) - Topshop, Loom Bands - Found on the beach

My long promised first outfit post is finally here. Opportunity struck when my friend Sophie, who happens to be an gorgeous photographer, and I went away to Padstow together for a mini holiday. Overall the photos may be a little awkward but it is my first time and the only way is up. It's quite a simple outfit as its what I wore to the beach one day so it needed to be easy to change out of which meant no jewellery or layers. The playsuit was a sale find earlier in the summer , I really love the way it flows with the flared sleeves a very 70s vibe to it. I also like he pop of colour from the red bikini.

What do you think of my first outfit post?



My Festival Makeup Bag

Festivals for many people mean bare faces with maybe a little lipgloss or mascara but for me being a teenage girl who loves makeup I knew that wouldn't be the case. I know I have to limit myself so I bring mainly things that don't require brushes and are easy to apply. With my makeup at my last festival, 2000 Trees, I went for a bronze and orange theme that matched all my outfits.

Dr Jart BB Cream £18 (on offer £9) - This is a medium coverage BB cream with a one shade suits all colour. I have super pale skin and I can say that this did work for me and is by far the best BB cream I have ever tried. 

Sleek Contour Kit £9.99 - I get very red cheeked in the heat so blusher was a  no no for me spending all day in the sun. The Sleek contour kit contains a matte bronzer and pearly highlighter which was perfect and compact.

Loreal Super Liner £6.49 - This liner is just what it says, super. It is jet black, non smudging, affordable and stays on all day long.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers £20 - I cannot rave about these enough, for people who have poker straight eyelashes like mine I urge you to try eyelash curlers as they make such a huge difference and the Shu Uemura are the best.

L'oreal Telescopic Mascara £10.99 - With very stubborn eyelashes the most important thing I look for in a mascara is the power to hold a curl. This does that and is lengthening too with a bit of volume. Ideally I would like something a bit easier to remove but I just can't find anything like that which is waterproof. 

Rimmel Shadow Stick 'Rose Gold' £4.49 - Another quick eye product I just swiped this over my lid each day which gave it some lovely colour and was great paired with the eyeliner. It is also very long lasting and easy to blend.

Benefit Hoola Lipgloss £14.50 - This is such a lovely peachy bronze lipgloss with a great non stick formula. I have the mini version from a kit but I definitely am looking to buy another colour full size.

Ciate Nail Polish £9 - Ciate nail polishes are very opaque, long lasting and glossy so taking a mini from their christmas advent calendar was perfect.

Revlon Lip Butter 'Tutti Fruity' £7.99 - Lip butters are a great cross between a lipstick and a lip balm and at a festival it means they are moisturising your lips in the heat and also giving them a bright pop of colour.

UV Face Paint £3.49 (set of 6) - To 2000 trees festival I took a pack of 8 of these mini UV face paints. They were definitely a hit in the silent disco and I ended up putting glowing army stripes on over a hundred people!

Have you Been to any festivals this year, if so what did you take?