If You Buy Yourself One Thing This Month...

With Christmas round the corner it's hard to justify buying yourself much, but one thing you should definitely be buying yourself this month is a beauty advent calendar. For anyone who's not up on their advent calendar 411, Benefit Cosmetics started the trend two years ago with their beauty advent calendar. Since then the beauty industry has gone a bit crazy on making sure we're getting our miniature cosmetics fix behind each door throughout advent.

A Drugstore Foundation Favourite

Have you ever had that sinking feeling where you're trying to shake your Chanel Vitalumiere for that one last drop but nothing is coming out? And it's the end of the month so unfortunately popping down to the Chanel counter is not an option? Yep, well that's currently my life, hello being a student once again. So it's back down to scouring Boots for the best that the drugstore brands have to offer.

Wearable Fall Beauty Trends

We've all had a little jaw dropping moment when we've looked at some of the make up at shows at Fashion Week and thought 'did they actually do that to the models?' But behind that (sometimes ridiculous facade) the models are sporting the best beauty trends for the up-coming season. So I have scoured every online magazine and condensed it down to a manageable chunk of what you should be doing with your make up this fall.

Three Drugstore Concealers

Concealer has long been my holy grail make-up bag staple. It's ability to cover the most horrendous 'I've been out the night before, had very little sleep drank quite a lot' dark circles with a swoosh of a brush really is quite marvellous. But with my purse not quite willing to stretch to my favourite designer make up brands offerings, I have long been on the search for a few drug store alternatives. After a rifle through my stash, I have managed to narrow it down to three firm favourites.

Benefit They're Real! Liner & Giveaway

Ok, so I feel like I am way to late too the party with this one. I've actually had my hands on the Benefit They're Real! Liner before it even hit the shelves. But the eye liner phobe part of me kept pushing off using it in fear of ending up resembling my teenage self with a big black wobble over half of my eye lid. I don't care what anyone says, it was a great look. But I took myself over to the Benebabes at my local counter and they gave me the 411 on the liner and how I could perfect my feline flick.

Travel Diary | New York

So I was lucky enough to start the first week of gloomy January in New York, New York. So good they named it twice, literally. I had the most amazing time accompanied by Daddy Lily Ann Loves being a rather excited British tourist. So I thought i'd provide you all with some suitably fitting tourist photographs of my little trip.