24 May 2014

Spring NOTD



After having a week holiday from work my nails have finally started growing again, yay! So I have been taking advantage and painting them lovely colours before I'm back to work and they will be or horrible and short again :( Sounds trivial, but this is very sad for a girl who loves painting her nails!!

The colour I keep going back to is Essie Lilacism. I have spoken about it before but I just can't stop using it! It is the perfect spring colour and I think it looks lovely on long nails. As you all know, I love Essie. The formula is perfect and lasts 5 days on me (when I'm not at work, obviously!).

What are you favourite spring shades?

Tori

ps, my ring is from shopdixi.com
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23 May 2014

Braving Brights


Base
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish

Colour
MAC Matte Bronzer
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer
MAC Melba blusher
Kevyn Aucoin Highlighter in Candlelight

Eyes
Stila in the Light palette
Soap and Glory Supercat Liquid Liner
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara

Lips
MAC Impassioned

Pink lips seem to have had a comeback in popularity. Gone are the Autumnal berry lips and everyone seems to be sporting a bright pop of pink! I think it's the sunny weather - although, where has that gone now?! Did anyone else experience the crazy thunder storms? Me and my friend got caught in it on our walk back from Nandos! My best friend from uni came to stay with me and we went out with my dad and grandad for a 'few' drinks, which somehow turned into tequila shots! Yep, my grandad is cooler than yours. 

I really wanted to give the whole pink lip trend a go - I've been shying away from bold lips recently but just thought, why not? I've had this lipstick for a long time and it was a firm favourite in my second year of uni and now I think I've rekindled my love for it. When there's a lot of colour on my lips I tend to keep it simple on the eyes, so I just went for some liquid liner and mascara. I always feel a bit over-done if I go for a smokey eye and a bold lip. 

Are you scared of a bright lipstick or are you braver than me?

Tori


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21 May 2014

Life Lately





Another weekend, another trip to London. And I wonder why my wages disappear so fast?!

I booked a weeks annual leave off work and I've spent my first half of the week in London. The weather has been on my side and been absolutely gorgeous. Is there anywhere better to be than London in the sun? I've been spending a lot of time sitting in parks drinking Starbucks Frappucinos, cliche or what? I also visited my friend from uni and we went out for a meal near the O2 arena and then out for drinks and a dance in Shoreditch, so much fun but I started to really realise how much more expensive London is than up north! £34 round of drinks for 4 people, that would probably be about £15 back in Manchester!!

I also met up with the gorgeous Sophia from Tattooed Tea Lady. We have been trying to meet up for a long time and now it has finally happened. Sophia is absolutely lovely and her make-up was so flawless, as expected. We went for a delicious steak in Angus Steakhouse and then had a quick browse in Liberty's where somehow we both resisted buying anything - so proud of us! It's always so nice to meet other bloggers, obviously we have so much in common so we hit it off straight away :)

I'm sorry for my blogging hiatus. Things haven't been all that great for me at the moment and so finding time to blog has been difficult. But I'm really hoping that things are going to change in the next few weeks and I will be sure to keep you all updated!

Hope you're having a good week

Tori


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1 May 2014

My 22nd Birthday!

Dress | Miss Selfridge

Trying to be Miley Cyrus apparently?


On Saturday night I went out with my friends. I was so happy everyone came, I live in the Midlands which isn't the greatest place ever but lots of people made the effort which made me very happy. I got a cake and alcohol was consumed. I had one of the best evenings I've had in ages and definitely had one too many shots..

On my actual birthday I had to work but when I finished I drove home to where all my family live and I went out for a meal with my mum, brothers, nana and grandad. It was perfect and I was absolutely spoilt! I had fillet steak and then tried to steal half my brothers pudding, which he did NOT appreciate!!







Here are some of the lovely beauty bits my lovely mama bought for me. She also bought me some clothes and shoes which I will try to feature in another post! My Aunt bought me the Clarins Spa voucher which entitles me to a neck, back and scalp massage - excited doesn't even cover it!!

I am off to London tomorrow so maybe I will get Tom to take some photos when we're out and about, we shall see.  Happy first of May! I am working on my April favourites post, so that should be up over the weekend.

Hope you're having a nice day and don't forget to enter my 500 follower giveaway!

Tori
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