Friday, 31 May 2013

Monthly Favourites // May 13

Well we all know what comes when it’s the end of the month… yep monthly favourites! This month has been a spending month – I know I shouldn’t have done it but I did so it means that I have tried lots of new products to test out and tell you what I think of them. I have mostly loved all of the products most of these products were in a collective haul I did recently but I have bought enough since the last haul to do another collective haul and I feel mainly bad about this so I am going to try and go on a form of a spending ban. If you don’t know I am a freelance make-up artist – And I have begun to get more jobs (weddings, proms, occasion make-up and creative) so I really need to focus on building my pro kit which is harder than you think! Any way enough of me rambling and babbling let’s get into my May favourites. 
Beauty Favourites –
Origins  - Clear Improvements Mask & Origins – Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask
I talked about these products in my first “The Weekly Post” and I went into quite a lot of detail about my thoughts on these products and how I came about getting them so I will link that post , I just don’t want to bore you!
Bioderma – Sensibio Cleansing Water
Yes first of lets acknowledge that I did cave and I have fallen into the hype! I can totally see why so many people love this product from the moment I touched it! I am going to do a review within the next few weeks but it does what it says on the bottle.
TRESemme – Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo
Every girl needs a good dry shampoo that doesn’t make your hair dry and chalky, I seen a lot of beauty bloggers talk about this and I was feed up of the batiste dry shampoo so I got a small can to try it out and I love it! I have even finished that can and need to go and pick up a bigger can!
Revlon – Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in 060 Café Pink
I originally went to boots to get Essie’s Fiji but there wasn’t any! So I had a search of all the nail polishes and I seen this in a video but I can’t remember who’s video and it looked nice so I got this one. I love the constancy it’s very opaque and is a gorgeous baby pink – the photo is washing it out!
Bourjois – Cream Blush 01 & 03
If you follow beauty blogs then you will know these are new releases this month and there has again been a bit of hype around them! I have two shades and I might go and get the other two shades – I have 01 Nude Velvet which is a kind of coral/ peachy shade and 03 Rose Tender which is a rosy pink. These blushes are a cream to powder finish, they are easy to blend and have the cutest packaging!
Inika – Certified Organic Eye Liner in 06 Coco
I got this eyeliner probably about a year ago when I used to get glossy boxes, at the time I never used brown eyeliner – I was kind of stick on black eyeliner but I always kept it in my collection just in case. After having a break from wearing black eyeliner on my waterline because it was too harsh I thought about giving a brown a try. This is very pigmented – I doubt it is the best brown eyeliner there is but it has got me extremely interested in trying new ones. If you have any recommendations for brown eyeliners then please leave them in the comments below!
Maybelline – The Mega Volum’ Express Mascara
I have been waiting for this to come to the UK for what has felt like years but really only about six months and it was worth the wait! I love this mascara so much I have even bought one for my pro kit! Enough said?!
L’Oreal – Stain Splash in 102 Romy
I purely got this because I heard they were meant to be the exact same as the YSL Glossy Stains which I love, and L’Oreal and YSL are from the same people. I got it with not really expecting much and well I cannot say how much these two products are the same apart from the extremely different price tag!
Revlon – Lip Butter in 047 Pink Lemonade
I have been having a lot of no make-up make up days and I wanted a lip product to wear on those days. This is very sheer and just gives a tint and shine to the lips so it is defiantly very natural – Think of it as your lips but better!
Random Favourites –
Chicago Fire
Calvin Harris ft Ellie Goulding – I need your Love
Ellie Goulding – Any Thing Could Happen
Ellie Goulding – Expolisions
Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
I hope you enjoyed! And this is actirally quite a big post for me! It’s my 100th POST!!!! I can believe that I have already done 100 post on this blog! Thanks for Reading!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

My Month in Pictures // May 13

Attempting the May Photo a Day Challange! Failure! - Lock Screen - Favourite Colours! - My additctions - Macy sleeping on the window! - OOTD - One of my favourite quotes - Instahaul - First pair of converse! -
Cup of tea - A new puppy?!? - Collective Haul - Blog Post planning - Phone Case -  Favourite Lipstick - What's on my Face #1 - When I was little in my first day of school - Simple Make-Up -

- Recent Purchases -
(Haul Coming Soon)
Hello! I hope you enjoyed this - this is the first "My Month in Pictures" and I enjoyed doing this. These pictures are from my instagram, I love instagram I am always on it and you should go and follow me my link is in the side bar! Thanks for Reading!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger // TAG

  I am doing a tag today! It has been on my list of posts to do for ages now and I thought it was about time I did it! There are two versions of this tag but I liked these questions more! So let’s just get into the questions…
1, How many hours a week do you spend writing/ editing posts?
Well, it varies depending what type of posts I’m doing as if I do a make-up, nail or hair tutorial it will take a lot longer. And I also normally don’t do a post in one go – I would love to but there is always distractions or its taking too long and there are other things needing done. On Average probably say about 9 – 10 hours a week purely writing and editing not counting doing my make-up or taking photos – if I was to include everything I probably spend at least a day a week! Yes I am very committed!
2, Are you a spender or saver?
I go between the two – either I am an amazing saver, for example I went on a spending a ban last summer with my savings I went on a make-up course and I bought myself a Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag! But on the other hand I go through times of just constantly spending money I most likely don’t have! But I have booked a few weddings and other events as a make-up artist so I am really trying to save and build my pro kit! (I will be doing a blog sale soon, so keep an eye out for that there will be lipsy dresses, and other goodies!)
3, When is it easiest for you to blog?
I really struggle sometimes to blog on the day I put posts up because I put a lot of effort and finishing touches into my posts – first I write it all then I go though it twice then it copy it over to blogger and them I have to go through all the photo editing which I do love doing! I CAN’T believe that it took me so long to find photo editing!
4, What makes writing behind a computer comfortable for you?
Well it wasn’t until recently that I told some of the people closet to me and I don’t really like to tell people as if they don’t already know what the whole blogging community is about especially writing about beauty products can just be weird for people and it is just extremely awkward to explain to people! But I love it I would love to do youtube videos but not just yet! I just love that this is my little space that I can be myself and I don’t have to worry about being judged! –Deep!
5, What is your worst hair/ beauty habits?
Probably tying my hair up to tight and using heated appliances without heat protection, for beauty I really can’t think! I have been recently been really good - I wash my brushes I use regularly on a weekly basis or when needed and I always without a doubt take my make-up off every night, it’s a pet peeve of mine when girls don’t take they’re make-up off I shout at my sister all the time!
6, What is one quote you wish the world would live by?
Now if you follow me on pinterest or even instagram I am always putting quotes up and I couldn’t pick one so here are my three I try and live by!
"Dream until your dreams come true"
“You only live once, and if you do it properly, once is enough”
"If you can dream it, you can do it"
7, How long do you spend getting ready every day?
It varies sometimes I don’t wear make-up and just have my hair in a bun or I go the whole nine yards! So anything from ten minutes (which is washing my face, brushing my teeth and tying my hair in a bun)! Or an hour and a half which is a full face of make-up, hair curled the full thing! So depends on what day you catch me on!
8, What’s your favourite video on youtube?
Now this is a tricky one but I’m going to link two videos that really meant a lot to me. The first one is from Zoe Sugg or Zoella we all know who she is and after reading her blog post on panic attacks and anxiety I felt like she was writing about me and after going to doctors etc. I realised that the horrible feelings and my bizarre reactions to thinks were actually me having panic attacks and anxiety. I’ve never talked about this fully and I feel totally bare typing those words and maybe one day I will talk about it and hopefully help people like how Zoe did but when she did her video it made it even more real as you weren’t just reading the words inside your head it was a voice speaking to you! Another video similar but more about living life to the fullest – Meghan from Meghan Rosette and is just amazing and I still re watch these videos to this day. I will now link these videos Meghan's Video and Zoe's Video.
9. Who is a blogger that you read who deserves more subscribers than they have?
I’m not really sure because I have never actually looked at how many followers people have!
10. What's one thing your excited about in the upcoming year?
Hmm… hopefully going on holiday but not sure yet I really want to go to Canada as I’ve not been for about 5 years and really miss it. I’m just hoping that I can get away and that my make-up and blog really pick up.
11. What's your most awkward blogging moment?
Probably the same as everybody and that would be the early blogging days the amount of mistakes and embarrassing moments! But I’ve learnt how to edit post and edit photos know so I am much happy with how my blog looks now!
12. How long does it take you to prep for a post?
Again it depends what type of post but at least 30 minutes plus.
13. Are you wearing pants (jeans/skirt) right now or are you actually wearing pyjama bottoms or sweatpants?
I am of course wearing Hollister jogging bottoms, if you ask anyone that know me if I’m home I will have my jogging bottoms on!
14. What are you most proud of in your life?
Hmm… aside from passing all my exams (especially as mine where in the toughest part of my life!), going through college, getting a job at fifteen ect. Maybe learning to drive in 9 months and passing my test the first time nobody thought I would pass including myself but I did! And I had a old guy that was in charge and he didn’t pass anyone in months! But I am also really proud of my blog it may not have many followers (36 lovely ladies! I love you all!) And if you’re not following please do! GFC or Bloglovin, I put a lot into this little space and it means so much to me!
Well that’s all the questions! I hope you enjoyed! If you have any questions for me then leave them below and if you have any requests for posts then also leave them in the comments!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Real Techniques - Starter Set // Review

I am a massive fan of the Real Techniques brushes, there’s such good quality for the price – I would even go as far as saying there better than MAC brushes. I have done a review on Real Techniques brushes before – on a different kit which I will link if you want to read that as well Core Collection Review. In the post about the core collection I gave a bit of a back ground of the brushes in that review so if you want to know then you can read that but today I am going to tell you about the starter collection that is for eyes.
Product –
As I do with every review that I do I am going to add a description from the Real Techniques website.
“Eye definition goes high-definition with this essential set:
 includes 5 full-size brushes + case: base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color

deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring

 accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging

 pixel-point eyeliner brush: tapered cut is ideal for dense or fine eyeliner application
brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows

 panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
look pixel-perfect even in harsh light

 ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
 extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use”

That basically sums everything up perfectly!

How it Works? –
Of course there are many uses for the brushes aside from what they are meant for and I’ll give you a quick run-down of how I use like to use these brushes:

-Base Shadow Brush
I love this brush and thankfully they sell it individually! I use this for concealer, eye shadow and highlighter – yip I love it!

-Deluxe Crease Brush

I also love this brush for concealer and eye shadow.

-Brow Brush
This is just a simple angled brush, which I use for filling in my eyebrows or for lining either my upper lash line or my lower lash line.

-Accent Brush
I use this for either applying shadow on my lower lash line or brighten my inner corner; this is also great for doing really precise work.

-Pixel-Point Eyeliner Brush
Now this brush is a bit more restricting, I only really use it for applying eye shadow along my upper lash line to make it look more smoky and undone.

Packaging –
The sets come in a black travel case that doubles as a stand. I personally don’t find a use for the stand as I keep my brush in a glass jar but if you didn’t have storage for your brushes it could come in handy.

Price –
Since I got the brushes they are much easier to get you can get them from Boots, Superdrug, Love Make-up and Look Fantastic. I personally get mine from Boots.

Overall Opinion –
Overall this is a great set that is a must-have, not just for starters but for everybody. I keep a set and am planning on getting another set to keep in my pro kit for doing other peoples make-up and I mostly do bridal. I strongly recommend these brushes they are such good quality for the price and they are kind of like an investment because they are going to last you some time I have had mine pretty much a year and they are still going strong and have never shredded on me and I was my brushes a fairly often. If you have any questions about this kit or any of the other brushes just comment below and I will answer them to the best of my abilities! Thanks for Reading!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

The Weekly Post #1 // Skin Problems

I have another new series for you today! I have decided to do a post every Saturday called “The Weekly Post” and I can write about whatever I want. I have decided to do this because when I read a beauty style blog I like to know who’s behind the products even though I am a self-confessed product junkie and I love to read a good review but I also like it to be a bit personal – it’s especially nice if your similar to them and you can relate with what they’re saying. So some weeks I will have a specific topic I want to talk about for today I am going to write about products that have helped my skin (more on that soon!) But sometimes I’ll just have a general chit chat! I recently also started a new series called “What’s on my Face” which I will link , it has had a good response so far so I will be doing another on next week!
I have recently had a really hard time with my skin it’s been extremely dry and I have had really bad break outs especially on my forehead and chin. This caused me to have a good look at my skincare routine which I thought I had kind of nailed it but clearly not! I did a lot of research which I hadn’t before and I actuary learnt quite a lot! And I have pretty much changed everything in my routine, the only thing I haven’t changed is my eye make-up remover – which I am planning on changing and my daily moisturiser which is First Aid Beauty – Ultra Repair Cream which I still love! I read that foaming cleansers contain an ingredient that can be quite bad for your skin and that to remove your make-up you should use a cleansing balm, now if you’ve read the first skincare routine that I have ever done you would know that I used to use the N07 – Beautiful Skin – Cleansing Balm (very dry/dry skin) and I still had some that so instead of buying a new one I had never tried I began to use it again and I have fallen in love with it! Instead of wiping it off with cotton pads I use water and a face cloth as I don’t feel my face is clean without using water. While I was researching skin care I heard a lot about two Origins products - both masks. One mask is called the Clear Imperfections which is a clay mask that cleans out your pores so it’s great for acne prone skin – it says to use it once a week or as often as needed so to begin with I use it every other day. I am only doing it that often to clear my skin up and I will then strip it back to once or twice a week but it has defiantly help even my sister tried it and we both see results immediately – we both also love it! The other mask is an overnight mask that helps dry de-hydrated skin! It’s the Drink up Intensive Overnight Mask, this stuff oh my - if only you could smell it! It honestly smells like you’re putting a smoothie all over you face, and it does work after using it I only had two really bad patches that did eventually clear up.
Like I mentioned earlier I still have a few products that I want to get and I thought that I would take the time now to tell you the products that I really want to get and will eventually get. First product is one that I am sure you have all heard about and everyone says it’s worth the hype and I want to find out if it really worth the hype for myself! Bioderma Sensibio H20 - Micelle Solution (formerly Crealine) now you will all know what this is so I am going to keep it simple by saying … it’s a cleansing water and make-up remover for both face and eyes. The next item is an eye cream that I have used before as I have used one sample and have a backup waiting, Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream now I really like this but its £24.50! I would be prepared to get this eventually. So yeah that it two products I really want to get and I have actually just ordered the Bioderma! I convinced myself just to do as writing this made me want it even more! You would be amazed by how long it takes me to write a post I get distracted so easily and will defiantly look at online shops at least twice! Opps!
If you have any recommendations for dry skin that is acne prone then please leave your recommendations in the comments, I am really wanting to get an exfoliator to get all the yucky dead skin cells away but I don’t know what to try! Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed!



Wednesday, 15 May 2013

What's on my Face #1


Today I am going to be starting a new series on my blog, if you follow me on instagram (@bowsbeautyandbecki) links in the side bar – anyway I am always posting photos and my favourite photos to post are of the make-up that I am wearing that day so basically that inspired me to do a series that is basically that photo but it more detail. The good thing about these posts are that they’re basically wearable make-up looks that are in detail but they aren’t really long like some make-up tutorials can be, saying that shall we begin…
I have gone for quite a full make-up look today, simply because I wanted to use quite a few products. I have worn this eye look quite a lot recently because it is manly  soft purple browns and deep purples which since I have green eyes really make them pop. I have also recently had extremely problematic skin so I had a bit of a break from wearing face make-up and only wore it if I had to so I have been enjoying wearing face make-up! To keep it simple and easy to follow I am now going to list the products I used and then I will go into a bit of a detail.
Benefit – The Porefessional Primer
Collection – Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair
MAC – Face and Body Foundation – C1
Benefit – Hoola Bronzer
Bourjois – Cream Blush – 03 Rose Tender
Mac – Fix+
Benefit – Creaseless Cream Shadow – r.s.v.p
MAC – Naked Lunch e/s
MAC – Haux e/s
MAC – Sketch e/s
Inika – Certified Organic Eye Liner – 06 Coco
MAC – Fluidline – Blacktrack
Maybelline – The Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara – Black
Sleek – Storm Palette
Vaseline – Rose Lips
YSL – Rouge Volupte Lipstick – 1 Nude Beige
I have loved the look of dewy skin recently especially since my skin is very dry, I also recently got the new Bourjois blushes they look so natural on – if you haven’t already then got and get some! I used one of my favourite eye shadows of all time MAC – Naked Lunch e/s all over my lid but I also used it as my brow bone highlighter and my cheekbone highlighter – it was the first time I used it on my cheekbones and I loved it! I’ve also been using my new Maybelline – The Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara, I’ve been waiting for this to come here from America for what seems like ages and it was defiantly worth the wait! I hope you enjoyed and if you want an in-depth review of any of the products used just comment below – also keep on look out for Saturdays post it is also going to be a new series for me! Thanks for Reading!
Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Collective Haul // Primark, Zara, Mac, Origins, Boots & More



As you could probably tell by the pictures above that I have kept my self-busy by doing a spot of shopping both online and in store. This has all accumulated over many trips as I struggle to say no although saying that if I said yes to everything this would be a much bigger haul that would probably be in three parts and my bank balance would probably be in the minus even though it is a bit battered. Anyway let’s get on with the haul...
I am going to start with probably the most exciting item and that has to be my Zara Office City Bag in black, I have already done a post with this bag - it was a what's in my bag/ review type of post which I will link . I have to say I love it and so glad I finally caved! To keep it on the same theme of fashion related item - I have been on a few trips to primark which to be honest is quite rare for me as I normally go about twice a year and I have been about three times in two weeks! I mainly only go for vest tops or casual t-shirt for around the house and only went in because I was passing, well that was a big mistake! I love primarks “stretchy vest tops” they have a thick shoulder strap and are good quality for only about £2.50, I then got spaghetti strap vest tops for wearing under sheer tops or shirts. I also got a few plain t-shirts and a pair of neon Hello Kitty pjs but forgot to photograph them! I have also been on the search for a plain black maxi skirt as it is such a staple for spring/ summer and I would get so much wear out of it. I was originally going to get one from next as it was really the only one I had seen but whist in primark I spotted one for only £10! I’ve been looking for lace bandeaus top for a while now but could only find them at Hollister for £24! So I was quite relived when I saw a cream and black lace bandeau for only £3, they only come in two colours and are defiantly not as good quality as Hollister so I’m going to see how I get on with these. I also got two packs of face clothes, a printed headband to keep my hair out of my face when I’m doing make-up, I also got some small elastic bands for small braids and finally I also got a cute make-up bag (because I was in desperate need of more –not!)
For beauty products it would be far to say I went a little crazy but I did have some vouchers or there was other offers on in boots like 3 for 2 which gets me every time! I often avoid boots if I know these offers are on and send my mum for any necessities I need! I originally went in to get Essie’s Fuji but they didn’t have it at the boots I was in for I opted for Revlon’s – Colourstay Nail Polish in Café Pink which is very similar apart from its just a bit more baby pink, I also ran out of my base coat and top coat at the same time so I didn’t want to get two separate products therefore I opted for Revlon – Multi- Care Base and Top Coat. I already had a £2 of Revlon voucher and there was on offer on for 3 for 2 on Revlon products so I was looking at the new shades of lip butters and there was some lovely colours but a bit bright for me especially for day to day but there was a very light pink and it is very sheer so it add a tiny peachy pink tint to your lips but it’s mainly just shine and this is called Pink Lemonade and it is perfect for when I’m not wearing much make-up which is most days! I have seen a lot of hype around the new L’Oreal Lip Splashes which are meant to be like the YSL – Glossy Lips which I already have one of the colours and I love the YSL ones but they are so expensive and I just can’t bring myself to get any more so I was eager to see if they are similar and oh my L’Oreal, they are identical from the feeling on your lips, to the smell and everything! The only thing I would have to say if L’Oreal doesn’t have much colour ranges but apart from that they are amazing – stock up! I got the colour in 102 Romy. I then re-purchased my favourite liquid liner which is Soap & Glory – Supercat Liquid Liner and if you’ve read my blog for a while you’ll know this is one of my staple products which I have talked about a lot! I also had a voucher for the new seventeen mascara called Doll’d Up and I was able to get it for £2 when it is normally around the £6.50 mark and I actually really like it so very glad I got that. For most of us long haired girls washing your hair every day is not only bad for your hair but impossible as it takes a life time for it to dry and then style it so dry shampoo is extremely important and I have fallen out of love with my Batiste dry shampoo and had heard great things about the TREsemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo so I got a small can to try it out and so far I like it but will keep you posted with a full review in a few weeks’ time.
I also did a cheeky order on MAC and I was well restrained and only got one item from their new collection! My skin for really the first time ever has been extremely acne prone and has been very dry in places and my foundation that I normally use weren’t covering it as much as I needed, so I decided to get MAC – Studio Sculpt Foundation I had it a while ago but went to more sheer foundations as the studio sculpt is a full coverage foundation and I knew it would cover what I needed it to. I then got a lipstick from the new Baking Beauties collection – the lipstick is called Raspberry Swirl it has a crème sheen finish (my favourite finish). It is a “light white blue pink”. As I mentioned earlier my skin has been really dry and acne prone – the worst it’s ever been! So I decided the products I was using in my skin care weren’t working out so I researched a lot about skin care and got two items to clear my skin up, I still want to get a few more products but I didn’t want to over load my skin. While doing my research I heard and read a lot about two Origins products so I was in desperate need and parted with £20 for each of the bottles but it is meant to last for quite a while but I am glad I got them my skin has mostly cleared up and is on the road to being back to how it used to be! I got the Origins – Clear Improvements Mask and Origins – Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, I am going to feature them in a post shortly.
I am also going to add in a few sneaky purchases that I got this past weekend but I was originally planning on having this post up before the reasons below stopped me from doing that. I have been wanting a pair of white converse for a while but I don't own any trainers and it don't wear that style of shoes but really wanted to try them I got the thin sole ones I like them so far and I might even do a post on how I style them. I also was so excited when I seen the next three items in superdrug especially since it was 3 for 2! I got two of the Bourjois Cream Blushes which I didn't even think where meant to be out yet - I got two shades 01 and 03. I have been waiting for the Maybelline - Mega Plush Mascara to be released since it came out in America and when I seen it in the stand I almost fainted - well i quite literally stopped dead in my tracks meaning my mum crashed into me! So that is mainly what I have gotten over the last few weeks this post has actually taken a while to get up as I had problems with my Internet and then my laptop cable broke and I had all my photos that were already edited and my post that I had already started all trapped on a laptop that wouldn’t start! So I am finally able to blog and it felt weird not being able to! I hope you enjoyed – Thanks for Reading.

Monday, 6 May 2013

What's in my handbag // Zara Office City Bag

I have recently purchased a new handbag which means I have to do an updated what’s in my handbag! If you read lots of beauty and fashion blogs you would have defiantly seen this bag, it’s know even known as the “beauty blogger bag” which is pretty cool and I can see why so many of us beauty bloggers have it! But it's offical name is Zara - Office City Bag. It has so much space with five compartments, three zipped and two with a magnetic closers – the middle zipped compartment is padded for a laptop and I tried mine and it just fits with no space at all (my laptop is 14 ½ inches). There is also an ipad compartment in one of the magnetic compartments but since I don’t have any ipad, kindle object I just keep the long strap of the bag and any cables I need to carry. In another magnetic compartment there is a small zipped pocket perfect for storing your lip combo of the day, phone holder and a bit of credit cards but I keep my headphones there! I read some reviews that said the zips were very stiff and I must be lucky because the zips on my bags are absolutely fine and aren't stubborn or hard to use at all! The bag comes in two colours black and tan but obviously from the pictures above I have the black bag. The bag has two small handles that sit in the middle of your arm but be warned if you have a lot in your bag it gets heavy and sore very quickly, it does have a long strap that is in the same material as the bag with matching shoulder strap but I am yet to use it but I do carry it with me in case it get a bit heavy. As for the material for the bag, I personally love it – I think it looks quite expensive and chic! The “hardware” is all gold coloured.
For what I carry in my bag… well with extra space means me carrying extra items I really don’t need! I carry a cream cosmetic bag with a brown studded bow from primark; I carry essentials and important things. This would include wipes, tissues, hand-gel, plasters, paracetamol, tampons and a mini deodorant – just in case! I also carry quite a large make-up bag to carry everything beauty related so it’s all together and not floating about, the make-up changes daily depending on what I have on. I however always carry Armani Code Perfume, Ted Baker Butterfly Body Spray, Soap & Glory Hand Food, Carmex Lip Balm in Pink, Tangle Tamer hair brush, curby grips and hair bobbles – the make-up bag is from Ted Baker. I also carry my glasses for driving or being able to see (even though I don’t wear them!) they are from Red or Dead and my sunglasses both the case and the glasses are from River Island. I also carry important things like my keys, an umbrella from accessorize, my purse by Marc by Marc Jacobs, an earphone holder and my white iPhone 4s and the case is one I made and will be selling shortly (if you would like a phone case just now then e-mail me at and it can be arranged - I do them in lots of colours and for most phones!)
I have to say I really think this bag completes an outfit and it was totally worth the £49.99 price tag which I personally think is quite cheap for what you’re getting considering I have paid much more for other bags and like this the same if not more! I hope you enjoyed and found this helpful or interesting somehow! If you have any questions about the bag if you’re considering purchasing it you can comment below or email me at I will also leave a link that will take you straight to the bag on the official Zara website here. – Thanks for Reading.

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