Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Post About Home

As much as I love being at uni in the middle of Newcastle, here, in a little village in Yorkshire will always have my heart. The views, walks and life here is just incomparable.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Introducing the Jam Jar!

I have been at university for a year and a half now –and I genuinely don’t think I know anything about my city other than where to find the friendliest takeaway at 3am and where to find the sales racks in Primark (but seriously what student doesn’t know that?). Newcastle is not only the best place for nightlife in the country, but it has such an amazing culture too and I feel stupid for not experiencing it being in second year – but its not too late to start.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Valentines Day

For this year’s Valentines Day the boy and I thought we would do something a little bit different. Baring in mind we also are both completely broke (student life – we are both constantly broke) a nice walk to Jesmond Dene was the plan for the day. I have to say, doing things like this; the little experiences together, make for the best present I could have! Here are some of the snaps we took on our little walk:

Friday, 6 February 2015

A Little Peek Into Edinburgh

Last week my boyfriend and I went away for some very very very much needed R&R to Edinburgh – having a long distance relationship is so stressful especially around exam and deadline time – that sometimes you need a little trip away. 
Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Better Than Naked?

Could it be? Something that could actually rival or even be better than the Urban Decay Naked Palettes? I feel naughty just typing that.

Coastal Scents is an American brand – probably best known for their massive eye palettes – I think there are ones that are like 88 colours, madness! After seeing this on a couple of Youtube videos I decided to check it out and after searching through several websites that I was a bit unsure of – I managed to find one on Amazon. 

At £25 this palette reeked of too good to be true – but I must say I have been very pleasantly shocked. The colours are so well pigmented and feel lovely and high end, compared to other palettes I’ve seen around the same price this is definitely the best of the lot. Inside are 20 colours, all resembling that of Naked 1&2 palettes. The colours are a great mix of neutrals, with both matte and shimmery shades – great for building up colour – and have amazing staying power for the price. I loved this palette so much I featured it in my January Favourites (here)!

Coastal Scents haven’t named the colours in this palette, but I’ve swatched them here in order going from left to right starting at the top! You can probably see from this picture that the lighter colours are indeed very light and not as pigmented as the darker ones - but that may just be because it matches my ridiculously pale skin...

If you’re looking for a brilliant high-end eye shadow but without that major high-end price tag – definitely check this out!