Sunday, August 24

Generaly beauty and fashion quiz :)

I haven't posted here for a while so just thought that as I did a quiz similar to this last summer, I'd do one now, showing how much everythings changed!

Favourite shop:Im loving topshop at the moment <3 Oh and H&M.

Favourite beauty brand:Hmm really really tough choice, can I choose a few? Liz Earle, LUSH, OPI, China Glaze, Bare escentuals, Benefit, Lancome,

Ten favourite beauty items:
Liz Earle cleanse & polsih - the only cleanser I've repurchased, keeps my milia under control, is lovely to use, and it's not badly priced either.
OPI nailpolish - pretty colours, good wear and I love the seasonal collecions!
Liz earle instant boost skin tonic spritzer - It's so moisturizing that I don't need to use a moisturizer, it smells divine and it wakes me up in the morning!
Benefit Badgal and Estee Lauder sumptous mascaras - I justlove these!But I am still searching for my HG ,mascara :(
Bare escentuals Foundation - It makesmy skin look so smooth and flawless, and it's lighter than foundaton so it hasn't caused breakouts!
LUSH Ocean salt face scrub - very scrubby, but it smells LUSH nd its really well priced.
Seche Vite - I've run ou of this and I've had to re-do my nails sometimes 6 times because it hasn't dried in time! I NEED some more desperately!
Lancome Juicy Tubes I still think these are the best lipglosses going.
Anna Sui flight of fancy - Smells gorgeous but the smell doesnt seem to last as long as my dolly girl on the beach, but I HAD to have it because of the oh so pretty bottle and box. I love the smell of it!
Comfort or Style? Still style!

Beauty reigime: Morning: Cleanse with Lz Earle Cleanse & polsih, tone with Liz Earle intant boost skin tonic spritzer and I do the same at night

Weekly: LUSH ocean salt face scrub or Biotherm clarifying exfoliating gel and LUSH Blueberry mask (can't remember the name and it's in my friends fridge) or Biotherm Hydra deto2x mask

Manicure regime: OPPI Avoplex oil, and push back cuticles with a metal pusher, Matte nai envy as a base coat, OPI or China Galze colour, Seche Vite topcaot and OPI Avoplex or creative scentsations hand lotion.

Hair: My hair is now a graduate bob, and I love it! I use either James borwn london or Matrix hair products

Daily makeup:
Bare Escentuals mineral foundation
Benefit benetint on cheeks
EYELASHES CURLED (Most important thing for me)
Estee Lauder sumptuous mascara
No7 pale cream coloured eyeshadow so my eyelids look awake
LUSH lipservice or whipstick lip balm
And whatever lipgloss is in my bag!

What I'll be wearing for winter:
Anything Skirts, shorts with tights, dresses, trying to wear jeans less often
Bows, I love bows!
Patent shoes and bags (loving a teal office one)
Purple and teal
Headbands and pretty hairclips, to make my hair more interesting
Navy & white together
Grey tights and woolly tights

Well, can't you tell I'm bored! Thanks for reading my blog :)

Wednesday, July 23

Getting back to more formal outfits, I love the striking cobalt blue of this dress!The killer heels and funky accessories add a degree of edginess to the outfit without being overly "young" or "alternative" so most people could add and change things to their personal preferances. The red lip gloss and nail varnish add a lovely clash to the blue and will really make it pop!

If you prefer the more relaxed, low maintenance look on holiday, then this is perfect for you, because all though it looks great, it's really simple to re-create at home. The floppy hat will keep you in the shade all day while the sizzlin' hot lipstick adds a touch of fun into the outfit! Beads are simple to chuck on and the white accessories could easily be replaced with black and a pair of cool shades for a more evening look.

Whether it's a summer wedding or a walk in the country, this outfit is so versatile, pop on a pair of wellies for the country floral look, or wear it as it is for the summer wedding. Without being too overpowering, the orange & blue clash beautifully while the cream provides the perfect background and tones it all down a bit.

If you like a more classic look, the navy of this looks great with the cream, providing a modern twist on classic monotone. Because the skirt, top, shoes and bag are so simple, you can get away with wearing more than 1 piece of statement jewelry, therefore having the large gold discs necklace, chunky bangles and bow headband.

Only for the bold, this outfit looks striking and daring. The funky yellow dress and large patent bag are toned down with the classic sleek black shoes, but then the dame edna-esque glasses and bright red lipstick, not to forget the yellow nail varnish and chunky ring really add a sense of style to what could have otherwise been a very "safe" outfit.

This outfit is cool and crisp for summer, although the green adds a nice twist. Accessories could be changed for this outfit to any colour, showing the versatility of the monochrome. The green slush, icy lip balm and refreshing mint shower gel would all cool you off after a day of hot weather. The beach bag is large enough to carry essentials, plus more, making this a great outfit for mums on the go, to city girls who need to carry around laptops ect.

Once again, this is styled as a "funky formal" outfit. Although this is a very classic prom dress, I prefered to see what accessories could be added to really "funk it up". The shoes and bag are stunning, while the classic red lipstick (you wouldn't want purple would you!) and false eyelashes would really make this outfit dramatic. Simple square jewlery and only a bow for the hair stops it from being too "over fussy" and helps the outfit look more expensive.

Tuesday, July 22

I love this website! You just pick an item and base a whole outfit around it. You can upload your own wardrobe onto it or just use the (amazing) items that are already there. Check it out and have some fun, add me if you want (Bethch). Just click here to get started. Here are a few of the sets I've made...

What I'm going to be doing this week..

... Baking a chocolate cake :D

... Watching Big brother (yes I am a fan)

... Painting my nails lots of colours (schools out so I'm free to wear polish)

... Looking for a new phone

... And being bored and blogging in general! I would post some outfit picture but i've lost the camera lead d'oh!

Back to blog!

Hi guys!
I'm back after what seems like forever!
So here goes..

Monday, January 21

And on Serene Beauty today....

Yep, I'm advertising my other blog :P But I'm doing a series of posts in the next month with my favourite products and you can ask me about them ect ect.....It's called I love my.... and here is a preview of the first one.

"This is our new feature, I love my... run by Beth. Each week, we will show you our favourites out of a category. In the coming weeks, we will be doing:
Skin treats
Bath favourites
And much much more!
Now this week I will be showing you my favourite everyday skincare products, yes I am a bit of a Clinique girl but Bliss is my other cult brand! To see the picture, just double click on it and I have labeled them and added the prices. If you've been wanting to try anything or find out how good it is, just drop me a comment and I'll do a review feature within the week (hopefully) to give you an idea of weather it's for you or not. And if there's anything that you're not too sure about, just ask and I'll answer any questions about it! Enjoy my I love....My skincare products!"

There's your preview, it doesn't matter where you reply (if you do) but I have got my next ones ready and waiting to be posted but I will make it a weekly or more often thing.

Wednesday, January 16

Fits like a glove!

Gloves are a fantastic way to accessorize a dull coat. Choose from fingerless, long, flip back and many materials. They vary in price from the super cheap supermarket fleecy ones to the exquisite leather and cashmere ones. Here's my pick of the top three gloves!

Super cute and totally practical, these purple pretties from Monsoon are a steal at £8 and are in the seasons hot colour. Also available in pink and other colours, they have a pretty diamante in the button which adds a bit of glam. Get them here at Monsoon.

For more of an investment glove, go for leather. They get better looking as they age and they are uber warm. If you think black leather gloves are the stereotype of an old dowdy granny, think again! These turquoise gloves are £18 from Monsoon again but do think of them as an investment, keep your hands warm whilst de-icing the car (something which cannot be done in woolly gloves!) Get your hands on them here!

If you have super cold hands that have a tendency to turn blue at a small drop in temperate, they're sure to be frozen cold in the winter! That's why you must get hold of these UGG Australia sheepskin fur lined gloves! Kinda eskimo-ey and a modern take on furry cave-woman mittens, these are sure to be toasty. Slightly pricier at $105 down from $140 but they'll last for generations and hey, it's UGG! Available at Bloomingdales here.