Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Summer Approved Lips and Tips

When summer comes around there's mainly two things that change in my beauty routine. The colour of my lips, and the colour of my tips (nails!). These are the two things that to me really scream summer is here, and enabling me to bring out the bright pinks and corals for the lips; such as Revlon's Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick or the Revlon Juicy Papaya Lip Butter as can be see in the photo above. I'm definitley not a matte girl in the summer, I prefer the juicy look as if I've just been eating some scrumptious watermelon (although it's more likely to have been a white magnum). 

Tips wise the colour that represents summer the most is the ever-so well known Essie Mint Candy Apple. Every year when the sun comes out to play I'm just drawn to wearing this shade, maybe it's because it's very bright or maybe it's because it makes even pale girls like me look like they have a slight tan. I get on really well with the formula of Essie polishes, especially the Boots diffusion line with the wider brushes. 

What do you wear on your lips and tips in the summer? 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Share The Love

Hello there, just a quick Sunday post to tell you some of the blogs I've been loving recently and that you should check out. Please feel free to leave your link as well as your favourite blogs in the comments down below, and let me know if any of my loves are yours too. 

Alexandra // www.theastyleblog.com
Brittany // www.lifesetsail.com

Friday, 18 July 2014

My 18th Birthday

As I mentioned briefly on twitter (@beautybabbles) it was my 18th birthday on Wednesday, and I'm not the type of person who was going to go out and get drunk so instead I had 9 of my friends round for a garden party. Obvisouly I spent months planning it and stalking pinterest for ideas, so I thought I'd just post a few pictures to show you what everything looked like. 

I knew I wanted a blue theme as blue is my favourite colour and I came across a lot of the stuff in Sainsburys (they have loads of party stuff at the moment!). The napkins, plates, cups, straws, and table cloths were all from Sainsburys, the whole lot came together to look very pinterest and as my friends described 'very me'! I got some blue and silver 18 table sprinkles as well as some star sprinkles from Hobbycraft which added a bit of something-something to the plain tablecloths. Food wise we got some from a local deli who made delicious sandwiches, salads etc. We put fairy lights all around the edge of the gazebo which looked so cute when it got dark, and we also had tea lights in paper bags from Habitat which provided more light. 

Present wise I didn't ask for anything so I had a lot of surprises including chocolate, a new crossbody bag and some more EOS lip balms (I now only have one more left to complete my set!). So yay I'm now the big one-eight and 'officially' classed as an adult, though you won't see a change in my child at heart nature! 

When's your birthday and what are you doing/did to celebrate?