Thursday, 30 May 2013

Iced Tea!

The weather has been really nice in Scotland recently, so I tried making my favourite summer drink, ICED TEA! I'm obsessed with tea, especially iced tea. My iced tea actually went well, so I thought I would share it with you.

 So you'll need some Lady Grey Tea or English Breakfast Tea or Green Tea, whatever you like (I used Lady Grey Tea); agave syrup or caster sugar (choose whatever, it doesn't really make a difference); half a lemon; LOADS of ice.

Now to the preparation. Firstly, I half filled a jug with boiling water and three tea bags. I left the tea bags for around four minutes then removed them. After I squeezed the lemon into the jug. I then filled the jug 3/4 of the way with cold water to speed up the cooling process. Once that was done, I kept added heaps of ice into the jug to rise the water level to the top and to allow the tea to cool down.  Now I added some agave syrup until the tea was sweet enough for me. I then served up the tea in a glass filled with ice.

Let me know if you try this out. You always have to make the most of the sunny weather in Scotland, as it never lasts long!


Thursday, 9 May 2013

May Wishlist

1.Topshop Sandals 2.Longchamp Bag 3.Michael Todd Charcoal Cleanser 4.Clarins Liquid Bronze 5. Topshop Dress

I thought I would try a different type of post today, a monthly wishlist post. These are some of my favourite posts to read, so I thought I'd give it a bash!

1.Topshop Forward Vintage Sandals £36- These sandals are so cute! I always gravitate towards the Topshop sandals. It's almost a tradition now that I get a pair of topshop sandals every year around summer time. They're just so comfy and last ages. This style is just so classic and will go with all my summer clothes.

2.Longchamps Le Pilage Bag £72- I've been eyeing this beauty up for a while now. It's such a classic handbag. I love Longchamp, their bags are so timeless. This size of bag is perfect for me to take everything I need, but not carry too much. I think this will be a great bag to go shopping with. 

3. Michael Todd Detox Charcoal Cleanser $24- I've heard almost every beauty blogger rave about Michael Todd, which is an american organic skincare brand. I've never tried anything by them, so I'd love to try this cleanser as I've heard it's great for teenage skin.  

4.Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanner £18- Since it's getting a little sunnier in Scotland, I feel its time that I get my tan on haha! I'm so pale, so fake tan is hard to get right on me. I'm always looking for new solutions to make my skin look nice and bronzed for summer. Recently I saw that Vivianna, from viviannadoesmakeup, did a review on this. She said it was good, and I always go by her word!

5.Topshop Petite 60s Lace Panel Dress £46- As soon as I saw this I knew I had to have it. This is actually so pretty. I love the 60s look to it, and the little cut out details. This will be perfect for summer! I buy a lot from the Topshop petite range, as I'm quite slim and they have sizes which fit me well. I can't get over how cute this will look in summer!

I'm almost done my exams, yipeeeeee. I only have two to go. As soon as my exams are over, I'm going to go on a massive shop to celebrate. Nothing like a little bitta shopping therapy!


Thursday, 2 May 2013

April Favourites

So this month has been pretty hectic. Schoolwork has basically taken over my life! I'm midway through my exams at the moment, I finish on the 15th of May, can't wait! Anyway, I've not been putting on too much makeup this month as I've either been studying at home in sweats or in school doing an exam. However, I do still have a few things I've been loving.

MAC eyeshadow in Satin Taupe
MAC eyeshadow in Satin Taupe

MAC eyeshadow in Satin Taupe £12- This eyeshadow is fantastic. Definitely my favourite Mac eyeshadow at the moment. It's a cool toned brown with some mauve undertones (aka taupe), and it has a little bit of silvery shimmer. Not too shimmery though, it's more of a shine. It looks great on its own or as a lid colour, or even a crease colour. This has a lovely velvety texture which blends so well! I think it's a must have for any neutral fanatic like me!

Rimmel Stay Matt Powder in Transparent £3.99- So, I finally jumped on the band-waggon and bought this early in April. It's really good for the price! Not the best powder, but amazing for £3.99. It does the job for me, keeping me shine-free all day long. I just press a little bit of this of with a Bareminerals brush along the t-zone to stop me from being an oily mess! The packaging does feel cheap but for the price that is understandable. But for the price, why not!?

Sephora's Express Nail Polish Remover €7.90- This is the best nail polish remover I've ever used! I started using this ages ago, but this month I've been loving it even more as it's so quick and easy to use. On the inside of this little tub there is a sponge which you wipe your finger against and it instantly removes all your nailpolish. It also smells so good, it leaves you with fruity smelling nails. For anyone else in britain, you can't get a hold of this. I stock up on mine every year when I'm in France. There are a few dupes for these that are available in britain. Bourjois have one that is available in boots for £4.99, Nails Inc also have one that you can buy on their website for £7.00.

Maybeline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in 35 On and On Bronze
Maybeline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in 35 On and On Bronze

Maybeline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in 35 On and On Bronze £4.99- These are amazing! They are an exact dupe for the MAC paint pots. This colour is so pretty and looks great as a base for a dramatic eye, or on its own for a whop of colour. It's a lovely brown toned bronze with a metalic shine to it. I love the texture of these, they're so creamy but dry almost powdery. This also has staying power, so it lasts all day!

 Thanks for reading. What have your favourites been this month?