NEW YORK WISHLIST #2 // drugstore

The second instalment of my New York beauty wishlist is here, containing drugstore items. I have a feeling I'll receive some strange looks from US residents as I run around CVS and Duane Reade in excitement. To them, its a pharmacy, to me its a world of well-priced makeup I've never been able to try British love a good drugstore and the same old Boots and Superdrug only have so much to offer. Here's a list of what I'm planning on picking up the US drugstores...
WET'N'WILD EYESHADOWS// probably the thing I see cropping up in a 'US Beauty Haul' the most...wet'n'wild palettes are so popular, with gorgeous shades and apparently brilliant quality, not to mention the insanely cheap price tags.
COVERGIRL LASHBLAST// covergirl is another brand unavailable to us here in the UK, and I've heard good things about their mascaras, and being a mascara whore lover, I'll definitely be picking one up to try!
NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM// I believe some Next stores stock NYX, but unfortunately none around where I live do, so I plan on picking some products up, one (or two) being the Soft Matte Lip Creams which I've heard are great.
NYX JUMBO EYE PENCILS// The other NYX product I've heard loads about are the Jumbo Eye Pencils. I plan on picking up the famous Milk, a white base, and probably a bronzey shade, because who doesn't love a bronzey smokey eye?
MILANI BAKED BLUSH// Despite not really being a blush fan/wearer, I'm wanting to pick up some from Milani after hearing good reviews. If not them, then something from Milani as a brand as it isn't available in the UK!
MAYBELLINE COLOUR WHISPER// Maybelline's answer to the Revlon Lip Butters (which I love anyway), but not available in the UK yet, I'll be looking out for these!
MAYBELLINE COLOUR TATTOO// finally, something that is available in Boots and Superdrug, but if I'm not mistaken, the US have a wider range of shades, including a lot more neutral/wearable shades. Already owning and loving two (Permanent Taupe and On and On Bronze) I'll be seeking out some other shades!

No doubt my two lists will grow and grow closer to the time I go to the US (r.i.p. bank account) but those are the bits I'm planning on picking up! If you haven't read my first wishlist, featuring products from Sephora/high-end items, you can read it here!

Any recommendations for things to pick up are very welcome!


I have a new-found-love for dresses. Never previously liking them for day-wear, afraid of looking too formal, I've been converted. The best place for casual dresses I've found is H&M, where I've purchased 3 and I love them. This striped basic t-shirt dress is the newest edition and I am in love with how effortless it looks. They are SO easy and comfortable to wear, and I have a feeling this dress will get so much wear all year round. It's the first t-shirt dress I've ever owned and I love how it looks with black tights and an oversized blazer, keeping it neutral. My style has definitely changed from more patterned, colourful pieces, to more simple, plain pieces -  which are probably more boring, but are so easy to wear.Yet wearing neutrals, I can't be without a bold lip, and I've opted for Mac's matte lipstick in All Fired Up, which probably isn't the most autumnal shade, but love how it looks with this outfit anyway.

What are you wearing this autumn?

NEW YORK WISHLIST #1 // high end/sephora

guess whos going to new york next may and is overexcited for the beauty offerings over there? *raises hand*. Sadly, I won't be able to purchase all of these products due to the amount of spending money and shopping time I'll have, yet those in bold are ones I definitely want to get my hands on! As my shopping list is rather long, I'm splitting it into two posts, and today is the higher end/Sephora offering...

ANASTASIA BEVERLEY HILLS BROW WIZ // eyebrow shaping/filling in is one of my favourite makeup steps, and I've heard so much about the Brow Wiz, I really want to pick it up in NY!
NARS LAGUNA BRONZER // available in the UK, but abit cheaper in the US, so I will finally be picking up the famous Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna.
BITE LIPSTICK DUO// I've only recently heard of Bite, but this lipstick duo looks like any lip-product-addicts best friend, at only $12, its a steal!
TARTE GIFTED MASCARA// tarte is another brand so difficult to get in the UK, and I've heard good things about their mascaras!
SEPHORA FORMULA X // the ever-so-raved about Formula X Nail Polishes are on my list, as they're pretty cheap and the colour selection is insane.
LORAC PRO PALETTE // //the biggie. The one everyone is recommending me and as a palette lover I neeed to get my hands on the Lorac Pro Palette! (another product EssieButton has me lusting after!)
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD FOUNDATION// I'm not entirely sure that I want this product specifically, but I definitely want to try something from Make Up For Ever!
SEPHORA PRO AIRBRUSH #55// I've heard good reviews about the Sephora Brushes and from Amelia Liana's recommendation, I'm hoping to get my hand of the Pro Airbrush #55 for foundation!
SEPHORA CREAM LIP STAIN// Another Amelia Liana recommendation...apparently the best liquid lipstick out there...need.
TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY BLUSH// I'm not much of a blush wearer, but the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes are supposed to be gorgeous.
FRESH SUGAR LIP TREATMENT// Fresh isn't a brand I've really heard much about since recently, but a lot of people have been talking about these tinted balms!
KAT VON D TATTOO LINER// Rave reviews of the Kat Von D makeup line are everywhere, and the tattoo liner is something I'd love to get my hands on!
NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER// Finally, a possible purchase of the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is on the cards. I love trying new concealers and this, I'm told, is both for both under-eye and blemishes.

If there are any high end recommendations from the states please let me know!

THE RESTOCK // the underrated, purse-friendly nude lipstick

The first beauty post on this blog was one titled 'the restock | essentials' and today, after nearly 5 months I finally bring a second edition.

MUA is one of the brands that started my interest in makeup, because of the insanely cheap prices and huge variety. I decided to pick up two lipsticks, each at £1: shade 5 (not too keen, almost a glittery has since been removed from my collection) and shade 11 (my fave - a pink-brown nude). I can't remember swatching them when choosing the shades, so kind of brought them on a whim. 

Only when I got home and tried out shade 11 I realised how much of a perfect nude colour it is, for mine, and probably lots of other skin tones. I find myself wearing this all the time for a bit of colour without anything too bright or fussy. The formula is so creamy, and admittedly not the most long-lasting, but for a pound, and a more subtle colour, that doesn't really matter. 

As you can see, I've restocked. First ever used up and repurchased lipstick.*round of applause*
BUT notice how the shade is actually slightly different than the original. Slightly more pink and less peach. Regardless, still a lovely shade which I'll happily wear over and over again on lazy make-up days when I can't be faffed with retouching. And for a pound, the repurchase didn't break the bank which makes it even better.

What MUA lipsticks are you a fan of? 
Restocked your must-have beauty product recently?

THE MOM JEANS // autumn ootd

the floor was obviously extremely interesting...
I cannot remember how long it's been since I posted an outfit of the day, but today I bring an autumn one, featuring some new additions to my wardrobe.

My jacket is a blazer from H&M and I love the simple, smart style of it. Great for autumn weather, as it isn't too warm, and goes with everything.  I bought this a few sizes up as I love the oversized look in coats.

I made the decision to purchase my first ever pair of Topshop jeans, and initially had my eye on some Jamie ones. Though, looking around the denim section (so much choice) I came across these Mom Jeans, which I'd never have thought of trying on, but was curious to see what they'd look like...and I fell in love. They're super comfy, and a high-waisted style which I find really flattering.

I feel like this is the start of a beautiful, yet expensive relationship with Topshop denim.

Any Topshop jean fans?