Monday, 8 December 2014


I thought I would do a different type of post today as I don't normally share much about my beauty routine and in the past I have had a few of you ask me what makeup I use and how I style by hair (this post is coming soon). The pictures above actually go in order of how I like to apply my makeup in the morning, I even have then in draws in this order!


I first start with my YSL Touch Eclat Radiant Foundation, I have been using this for the past 6 months and love it as it gives my skin a nice dewy look, which is great, considering my skin can look quite dry. I then cover up the bags under my eyes, redness around my nose and any unwanted blemishes with the Dermablend Corrective Stick Foundation, this is a life saving product as it is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way and it doesn't cake over your blemishes. I then set my foundation and concealer with the Dermablend Setting Powder, which sets it for 24 hours, great for me as I'm always on the go. Next I add a bit of colour to my cheeks with the Armani Blusher and add a finishing touch with with the Touche Eclat to highlight my brow bone, cheek bones and the small philtrum above your upper lip (sorry for the science talk I couldn't find anything but this word to describe the intent above the upper lip!).


For my eyes I use the Naked Palette 2 and I mainly stick with Booty Call and Suspect shades for a more natural everyday look. I then line the upper lid with the Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Eye Liner as I like to create a slight flick in the corner. To finish I then use the L'oreal Paris False Lash Flutter, I have only been using this Mascara for 2 weeks but I can already see the difference and so far it has stood the test of the rainy British weather.


Depending on my look for the day I then choose between my L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection, I have the Julianne Moore shade or Kate Moss by Rimmel in shade 01 for the I mean business look.

Do you use any of the above in your routine? If so, let me know your thoughts as I always like to hear other people's perspectives.



Sunday, 30 November 2014


Jumper - French Connection
Jeans - Topshop
Coat - AllSaints
Boots - Russell & Bromley
Bag - Topshop
It's Sunday evening again, just where did the weekend go! I spent most of my weekend getting into the Christmas spirit (I mean it is the start of December tomorrow, so the count down begins). I started my Christmas shopping on Saturday, although Oxford St. was manic because of Black Friday weekend and I kind of got distracted and accidentally bought this cuddly jumper from French Connection as an early present to myself. I then spent Sunday at the Christmas market at South Bank, where I took my jumper out for a spin, whilst enjoying the pop up Rekordelig Cider Lounge (being a country gal it made me feel at home) and watching adults and children a like getting lost in the Christmas tree maze.

Did any of you make the most of Black Friday weekend, or have you started your Christmas shopping?




Sunday, 23 November 2014

Autumn Leaves

Coat - Allsaints
Top - H&M
Jeans - Topshop
Boots - Topshop
Bag - Topshop
Scarf - Zara

The weather suddenly took a turn for the worst this weekend, so it meant wrapping up warm, heating on and hot chocolates. The boyfriend and I spent most of Saturday wondering around London trying to do our best to get a bit of exercise and fresh air, I think looking back on my choice of outfit I must have been inspired slightly by the Harry Potter films with my scarf. 

I have to say though Winter is definitely my favourite time of year when it comes to fashion trends, I will always be a big knits, chunky scarves, boots and dark colours kinda gal!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Ally J
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