Mac Satin Lipstick "Mocha" | Mac Lip Pencil  "Spice" 

H A P P Y | S U N D A Y 

Before I dive right into the good stuff I need to take a moment to explain myself to anyone thinking "where on Earth have you been?!". Yes, I admit, I have been the worlds most awful blogger, and the truth is that I just didn't have the time. Working full time and the socialising that goes with it took up so much of my time and have also been on a weight loss journey (which you will be hearing about in future blog posts) and therefore blogging just wasn't on the agenda. However during this month of October where I have decided to take part in GoSober for Macmillan Cancer Support I am taking the hangover free opportunity to re-vamp my blog and get the creative juices flowing. No better subject to get me talking that a discussion on one my greatest loves - makeup!

Now, I know that usually Autumn is the time for us to ditch those summary pastel pinks or bright corals and to dig out those deep purple and red shades (I'm sure everyone has that staple Rimmel 107 in their collection) but that doesn't mean that we cannot revert back to the safe and much so loved nude lip once in a while. In fact, being a big fan of the cat eye I often find myself stripping back on the lips not to dazzle everyone on my Monday morning commute.

"Faux" by Mac has been my go to shade for many years (as I am sure I would have mentioned before) but recently I've splurged out on a few more makeup products, with lip products being the main focus. During this exploration of new and wonderful makeup products I have stumbled upon a new combination that I absolutely adore.

So maybe I haven't completely diversified as much as I'd made out having already been a huge fan of Mac lip products. I know Mac can be hit and miss, but for me its a brand that will always be staple to my makeup collection. Their lip products in particular I find have a have a good combination of being pigmented and long lasting without drying out my lips.

Mocha" is from their Satin range as is "Faux" which is probably another reason why I have ended up loving this lipstick. The creamy texture glides on so smoothly and leaves my lips looking and feeling luscious. I find the "Spice" lipliner really compliments this shade well and both together are great for my skin tone, being slightly darker and therefore making my lips pop. I've had a lot of compliments whilst wearing this duo as well and feel I can slightly over line my lips to get that great pout in a  more natural way.

Just another side note is that I love the names of "Mocha" and "Spice" both of which remind me of Autumn and who doesn't love a bit of contextual relevance!

All in all I would definitely recommend this combo for a more deeper nude this Autumn, especially if you are feeling to go bold with the eyes.

with Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in "Half Naked" for extra plumpness

Yes I am a huge fan of a snapchat selfie #sorrynotsorry

Would love to hear about your opinions on Mac lip products or your thoughts on this duo! Maybe you have a Autumnal beauty product that you love as well! If so leave a comment below or a link to your blog post :)


"The most versatile lipstick you can own is a shade that's just a bit brighter than your natural lip color Bobbi Brown"
hello there,

I'm currently taking a break from blogging as you may or may not have noticed but whilst you wait in anticipation for me to get my sh!t together and become the next Zoella I thought I'd fill this space with some lovely photo's I took from a weekend away in Amsterdam. Enjoy! x

all photography taken on iPhone 5 and are copyrighted and the property of 

21st Birthday 2015

2015 was one of the best years I've had so far. This was the year that I was able to establish and enjoy time with my true friends, and actually realise who they were. These were the friends that I actually went out the way to make time for despite knowing the friendship would remain without the effort, the ones that I would rather forgive and forget rather than to let anger and pride get between us. 2015 was the year I realised that sometimes part of the problems in your life and accepting these faults is the truest way to be happy. It's really easy to sit within a bubble and not take responsibility for the shit in your life. You can always come up with an argument as to why you are not in the wrong, why your feelings matter more, why it's not your fault. 2015 was the year I finally realised that sometimes you are wrong and its okay, and sometimes your right, and that's even more okay, but screaming it so people admit it isn't the way forward and to let things go will make you a happier person.

Birmingham 2015

Shelina's Birthday | Portsmouth 2015
2015 that I became an adult, well kinda. I managed to get a 2:1 at university and graduate despite many a moment when I thought my brain would combust and I'd be a drop out. I also spent 80% of my time at university at drunk or asleep so this really was an accomplishment. I also got a real life job, in London, in a role that I actually really enjoy. 2015 was also the birth year of this blog! I decided to use my social media and computer skills for something more productive and not only have enjoyed being a blogger but it also lead me to the job that I currently have. Now I look back I can't believe how lucky I am to have achieved so much in a year.

Got A First In My Dissertation
Graduation 2015

2015 had it's low points too, but they were necessary in order for me to learn more about life and what I want from it. I have suffered with anxiety my entire life but also am a very stubborn person so have never let me hold me back. Facing your fears every day can be so challenging and where I would rather stay in bed for days on end (which I have done many a time), I have gotten  up and done something terrifying like go to a job interview. I know everyone gets nervous before an interview, or as they call in "butterflies in your tummy" but the feeling I experience is not that of a delicate insect flapping but of crashing cannonballs.

This was the year that I felt my lowest in self esteem and my confidence hit rock bottom. I realised that despite everything that had gone so right this year, I was so unhappy with myself. At first I thought it was the fact that I was coming up to three years of being single (I know, it's so sad). However after binge watching Ru Paul's Drag Race repeatedly hearing the sacred words of "If you don't love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love anybody else, can I get an Amen" I realised that the only love I was lacking in my life was that of myself.
Shelina and Amrit aka Pretty Gang

Squad | Three Musketeers 

Day 1 Brighton Friends

The biggest part of this problem was that alongside millions of females in the world, I didn't like what I saw when I look in the mirror. This was something that had been a long time coming and it took a lot of reflection to establish where I'd gone wrong.  I realise I had been very cliche about the whole thing, being in complete denial at first thinking that if I made less effort I would still feel good about myself, that my trousers didn't fit because they had shrunk, that I looked so big because I was bloated. The worst part of it all is that I am not particularly overweight, so people have absolutely no idea why I hate the way I look so much. It makes things so much harder as it removes motivation to work hard to achieve what I want. I did however progress out of the denial stage into contemplation stage where and am now at the stage of action. 2016 will be the year that I get out of bed half an hour early so that I look good to leave the house regardless of the occasion, that I will actually start training hard and eating well, and by this time next year I will be happy with myself (I've written it hear now so no going back!)

Now that it is 2016 I have a renewed level of motivation and am ready to start what I hope to be the year of commitment. After a year of quick progressions, I feel like now is the time to hit the pause button and spend time living in the moment improving everything I already have achieved. I hope to commit to blogging more this year, now that I have a brand new laptop that actually lets me write a post without crashing every five minutes. I will commit to my goals of achieving weight loss and becoming healthy and also wish to enjoy progressing in my career. Hopefully when I start to lose all motivation I can return to this post to remind myself what I have promised myself and hopefully this will help whoever is reading this also!

First Time Go Karting
Wireless 2015
Cousin's Wedding 2015
Sixth Form Friend Reunion - Christmas Nandos 2015
Work Shenanigans 2015

Work Girls Christmas Dinner 2015
Christmas Eve 2015

Boxing Day 2015
Sharm el Sheikh 2015
Last Day Living in Brighton
Woody | My Baby Boy

Goodbye 2015!

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