Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Thomas Sabo Glam & Soul Karma Arabesque Bico Watch

 It was my birthday earlier this month, and I was very lucky to receive the watch that I wanted from my family. I love accessories since they have this ability to totally change up an outfit. I only own one other watch, so it was so lovely to now be able to have more variation in my wardrobe...

I received the Thomas Sabo Glam & Soul Karma Arabesque Bico Watch (£270). I spotted this online a month or two ago and I instantly fell in love. What singles this watch out is that it is dual toned, in regards to the metals used. I love that it has rose gold and silver in it. I own a Guess watch that is rose gold, and I wanted something different in terms of style and aesthetic. I love that now I have a watch that goes with the silver hardware on my bags and jewellery but still compliments my skin-tone. 
Another reason this watch caught my attention was the bead fixture on the side, making this look more like jewellery rather than just a plain watch, I love how this looks with other bracelets, and adds to the other accessories I've worn rather than just being segregated from other things I wanted to wear. 

It's hard to see on the photo's but the face of this watch is slightly pearlescent, so in different light, this watch captures attention, and just makes the watch pretty without being too ostentatious. I love the simplicity of this watch, how it just gives the time without added features of date and other unnecessary details. This is also missing the second hand too, so it is really dialled back in terms of  simplicity. 

Another feature this watch has is the clasp at the back, it's a double clasp which is something I have never seen before, and although it takes an extra few seconds to put on, I find that it is very secure on my hand, and just leaves me with a feeling of security.

I took this watch with me to Budapest for a few days, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to test drive the watch. Firstly, I'm glad I didn't break the watch, which was the thing I was most scared of! I found that I don't have to be overly cautious of this watch, which is always good! I haven't scratched it, and it's still in pristine condition. I loved that this watch went with every outfit I wore whilst I was in Budapest. 

I think you can tell how much I love this watch, this post is literally me just fawning over this watch. It's feminine, without being too girly, which is what I think the silver adds and it's practical but looks like jewellery. I can't see anyone not liking this watch.

I would love to know what you guys think, and also if you have any recommendations for me! Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin to stay up to date with my posts!


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Worth the Hype? The Beautyblender

I think it was around two years ago that the Beautyblender was one of the most coveted beauty applicators around the globe. Sounds dramatic, but every girl knew about it. So the hype has died down a bit but it's still widely used. 
I was one of those people who wanted a Beautyblender but also didn't want to fork £16 for a sponge. So when I received it as a gift, I was super excited to try it!

So for all of you who don't know the Beautyblender (£16.00) is a make-up sponge which has completely resurrected the age of the makeup sponges. I actually love this sponge. I am a  total convert and I use mine daily now.  When used damp the Beautyblender just has this ability to apply makeup with coverage, however eliminates any excess product, so you are never left with a cakey finish. On the flip side, the Beautyblender , like with most other sponges, does eat up your product, so you will finish products sooner, but for me once I saw the results I was just sold. When my skin is more dry, I find that using the Beautyblender damp really helps to hydrate my skin, as I'm pressing more water into my skin than I would be with a brush or with my fingers. I like to pat product onto my skin, as I find that I get the best results in terms of coverage and even application! 

Another reason I like sponges is because you can use them damp therefore you can clean them more frequently and it won't affect your schedule. When I clean my brushes, I find that I have to do it the night before I use them to give them enough time to dry, however with a sponge, you can clean it 2 minutes before you use it, if you use it damp. So for all of you guys who are guilty of cleaning brushes, this might help your game a bit more. I also find that it is easier to layer up product when using a sponge, as it doesn't look as noticeable!

I also have the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge and I have to say that I do prefer the Beautyblender, it's texture is just better, however out of all the dupes, I feel like the Real Techniques have got the  texture of the sponge the most accurate. I would say that if you haven't tried the Beautyblender and you do use sponges on a daily basis, then I would definitely recommend that you purchase it. I'm a massive brush fan and it still converted me, but I think the type of foundation you use is also an important factor. I find that more liquid foundations like my NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is easier to blend out then my Dior Forever Foundation which is less runny in consistency. 

So is the Beautyblender worth the hype? I certainly think so. I think it's so nice to have a product which emphasises a more natural, hydrated look, rather than painting on layer after layer of foundation. 
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Thursday, 13 April 2017

My Trip to Budapest 2017!

A week ago I was in Budapest with my friends, and I had the most amazing time. I've chosen a few of my favourite pictures to show to you guys and I hope you enjoy!

St. Stephen's Basilica

Buda Castle

Shoes on the Danube river

Fisherman's Bastion

Hungarian Parliament Building

Budapest Eye

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