Wednesday, 1 July 2015


I'm a big fan of a bit of bronze makeup for the summer months, so today I thought I'd show you my all bronze everything look, including bronze eyes and a golden glowing face. As usual the first step to this look was priming my eyelids with the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Next I used a product that I must start using more because I forgot how stunning it was. The Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze gives a beautiful bronze slightly shimmery look when swept all over the eyes. I also find this colour really brings out my blue eyes. With it being really easy to blend this is a great fuss free product for early morning makeup application. I blended out the ages and into the crease with a bit of MAC Era Eyeshadow, followed by a spot of MAC Patina Eyeshadow in the outer v for a bit more definition. I didn't want to have anything too harsh along the last line so I opted for the Rimmel Sable Brown Eyeliner to add a bit of definition to my lashes. 

The final steps for my bronze eyes were applying some of my trusty Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, then to cancel out any redness a bit of Rimmel Nude Eyeliner in my lower lash line, and last but not least a smudging on MAC Patina Eyeshadow under my lower lashes for that Oslen Twin smokey look. The face was kept fairly simply, with a glowing complexion coming in the form of the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation which gives a lovely natural look to the skin. I apply this with my fingers and blend, creating a flawless but everyday skin look. Next I got my Body Shop Honey Bronzer out to sculpt those non-existent cheekbones and add a general bronze glow to my skin. This is honestly the best bronzer I've found for my pale skin as it doesn't have too much red tone to it so looks super natural on the skin. A touch of Collections Talulah Lipstick finished the bronze look off. 

Do you like bronzing up in the warmer weather?

Sunday, 28 June 2015


If you've followed me for a while you'll know I love stripes. My flatmates soon gathered when I moved in back in September that I'm a bit obsessed with them, my duvet is striped, my towels are striped and many many of my tops are striped. Today I'm going to be telling you about three of my (numerous) striped tops that I've been loving recently.

First up is this long sleeved top from H&M. I think this was around £12.99, and it's great for those days when the British weather decides to be unpredictable throwing us some rain in the now summer season. It's still lightweight so doesn't make you too warm as well as being really comfy to wear day to day. I tend to pair this with black jeans or a black skirt for lectures and my beloved ripped jeans for a more casual weekend look. Next up is this top from Boden which is actually quite old now! This one is different from quite a few of my other tops as it has the colour block of blue around the neckline. This makes it a great one to wear on those sunnier days with it's bright colours. I usually pair this with leggings as it's long enough to cover my bum! Also nice to throw on a long cardigan (us british people always have to be prepared for all weathers). 

Finally we have this simple three quarter length sleeved top from Zara. Moving to Norwich meant that I now have a Zara right on my doorstep which is a godsend. This was a bargain price of £9.99, and I also own the same style top in a plain grey/black. The three quarter length sleeves are perfect for something a bit different and it's 100% cotton so really super easy to wear in any situation. The funny thing is, I've now shown you 6 different striped tops (3 from the last post of this series) and I still have so many more in my wardrobe. 

Are you a stripes lover like me?

Saturday, 27 June 2015


A super special Saturday post today! 4 years ago today I posted my first blog post here on Beauty Babbles (which was back then MacLoverGirl96). What started as summer boredom has now turned to one of my favourite hobbies, and a platform to meet the most amazing people. There are over 250 posts, 600+ followers and many many hours of work surrounding this blog, and I have loved every second of it. There have been times where I haven't posted as regularly, and times when I've felt uninspired. But then there have been the days where all I want to do is write, or take photos. Being a blogger has also made me feel part of this amazing creative community, where I know I can go for beauty advice, or even support when times are hard. 

Like I said, I have made some incredible friends through blogging, just to name a few I want to say a big thank you to my penpal Sophie, Isobel for giving me advice about university, Jessica who I had the nicest chat over coffee with, and Natalie, who although we still haven't met despite being at the same university for nearly a year, thank you for all the advice and support you gave me before I arrived. These are just a few people who have helped me in some way, but I'm sure the years to come will bring more friendships, more posts and more fun. Blogging for me was always, and will always be a hobby and not a job, or a way to earn money. It's a way to express my self in a creative way, and talk about one of my loves in the form of makeup. I feel like I've changed so much over the past 4 years of blogging, which has seen the completion of my GCSE's, then A-Levels and now my journey through my first year of university. I'd like to think my photography skills have improved, and my writing style is now embracing who as I am as a person. I hope you've enjoyed reading my blog, whether you've been here from the start, or only in the past few weeks. Thank you to every single person, to know that someone out there wants to read my rambley posts is incredibly humbling. I send a million hugs to each and every one of you. 

Happy Birthday Beauty Babbles, here's to many more years to come!