Review: Maybelline Rocket Volum' Express Mascara

Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express mascara is another one to add to their Colossal collection which are my favourite mascaras of all time. The jet glide brush is very different to the others being rubber and having little spikes rather than soft bristles suggesting that it is clump free. I have to say that the perfect amount of product comes out onto the brush so you do not need to wipe any excess off, and your lashes are seperated once applied.

I love this mascara and would definitely buy it again once it runs out, my lashes look a lot longer and thicker. I tend to use a lot of coats of mascara and find that it clumps up, but with this one this doesn't happen and my eyes do not feel irritated at all.

Autumn Look Book #4

Some days we like to have a more casual look and just feel very relaxed but feel autumnal, well here's a look that I pulled together that I feel with fit this feeling.

I have been on the hunt for some black skinny jeans for some time, you can dress them up and dress them down too, these are a soft jegging which are extremely stretchy so when I just want to sit down all day they wont dig in and feel uncomfortable. I dressed them up a little bit by wearing my lacey white top which was only £6 from Primark, along with my leather jacket, and the cutest scarf ever! It was quite tricky on decided footwear so I went with both my trainers and ankle boots as they both work just as well.

My Updated Hair Care Routine

My haircare routine has changed quite a bit since my previous post a couple of months back, I like to switch things around every once in a while as I feel that your hair can get a little used to products you have been using a while and it just remains feeling a little bit greasy.

Even though I am a huge fan of Aussie products, the one that I was using was making my hair feel voluptuous but fairly dry so a more nourishing shampoo was needed. After scanning the shelves and picking up man products I thought I would try out the L'Oreal fibreology thickening shampoo which is meant to penetrate and expand the hair, the velvety consistency really softens my hair and it smells nice too.

Next up I have swapped a normal conditioner for a hair mask which needs to be used every time I wash my hair as it softens the bleached ends tremendously and makes it so much easier to brush through.

My next three products are all used just before I blow dry my hair to try and get some volume, firstly I put quite a huge amount of the Superdrug Mousse and work it into the roots and then down my hair. A lot of mousses can leave your hair feeling quite hard and crisp before drying your hair and also if it gets a little wet too. Also at the roots of my hair I like the spray the Vo5 Volume Boost Gel Spray, it is quite a sticky product and can also leave your hair feeling a little crisp if you want to leave it to dry naturally.

The newest addition to my routine is the Vo5 Plump it Up Amplifying Blow Dry Lotion which is also a heat defence spray too. Since using this the past month I have noticed a huge difference in the volume of my hair, it seems much thicker and lasts for a good two to three days.

Last but no means least is my Argon Oil, I'm still getting my head around this product it is so weird knowing that you are adding oils to your hair. I don't use this every time I wash my hair as too much can damage the hair and it is left feeling too greasy and eurgh!

Have you tried any of these products before? I'd love to hear what you think of them.

Creme de la Creme

I'm loving brown eye shadows at the moment rather than going for a heavy eye liner look, plus it makes my eyes look more awake which is definitely needed.

This CK creme eyeshadow in Retro Bronze creases very easily but it is great for giving the lids a wash of colour. I patted it on quite heavy with a small flat concealer brush and then blended it with my fingers and smudging it outwards. I also took a bit of the shadow and placed it under my eyes and blended once again. 

As I kept the rest of my face looking natural, I opted to brighten it up with my Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil in Dragon Girl.

Autumn Look Book #3

Over sized shirts a must this season, they are the perfect item to layer, you can either wear them with a pair of jeans, tucked into a skirt and with a dress. You don't even have to wear it, tie it around your waste like the Kardashians do and rock that festival vibe. I seriously need to invest in more of these shirts as I cannot get enough of them, I literally need one in every single colour so that they can be worn with pretty much everything I own.

This actual look you will have seen in an outfit post in the past, however I have mixed it up a little bit by wearing my green check shirt instead, you can always layer up on checks and add a printed scarf too if your feeling that bit daring. 

Autumn Lookbook #2

Monochrome is bang on trend this season who cares about adding a pop of colour to an outfit when you can walk down the streets looking highly sophisticated and glamorous. This black and white striped dress is from River Island and I picked it up in one of their summer sales back at the beginning of August, another perfect transitional piece. It is quite a soft jersey fabric which will keep you snug in the colder months ahead but is fairly baggy keeping you cooler on those warmer days.

This style of dress is my favourite, the A-Line structure skims my body so on days when I have eaten a lot or had a few beverages I don't have to worry about feeling bloated. I need a lot more of these dresses in my wardrobe. 

Hair Tutorial : Put it in a Bun

Recently I have been experimenting with my hair, having an awful lot of free time on my hands allows me to be able to try out different styles as I am so bored with wearing it down all the time. After watching X Factor I am now a bit of a fan of wearing a bun thanks to Cheryl, she looked absolutely gorgeous.

I did not want to be too precise but also I didn't want it to be too messy either, backcombing at the roots of my hair to give the front bit a lift when tying it back into a ponytail. I then took the hair and backcombed it messy to so that it would create a much bigger bun, I moved the hair around the bobble in a circular motion and tied it into place with a much smaller bobble. With the loose strands sticking out from my layers were pinned back trying to hide the clip inside the bun. 

University Tips & Tricks #5


Woohooo the big day is finally here, its such a roller-coaster of emotions but that is perfectly normal do not worry.

My advice would be set off early, your campus will be so busy with everyone else moving in, you want to miss the mad rush and have yourself a tiny bit organised and relaxed when its time to meet those around you.
Don't panic if your room is a complete mess when your neighbours pop into your room to introduce themselves, they will be in the exact same boat as you and there is plenty of time. Keep your door open as you are unpacking this way whoever walks past you can smile and say hello and make them feel welcome to come and talk to you.

Maybe ask your parents to leave you on your own for a couple of hours so that it makes it slightly easier to unpack and find places for your belongings.

Whilst you have transport you should go out and discover the area you are living in, find your nearest supermarket and do your food shop. Maybe pop into the town to see how far it is from your halls and which buses you should get, just to get yourself familiar with it.

I hope my university series has been helpful for you and made your move that little bit easier. All I can say now is good luck, you will love it!

Autumn Look Book #1

We are officially in Autumn, well the very early days as we are now in September and I have to say this is probably my most favourite season just because the weather can still reach fairly warm temperatures but then there are days to get all cosy in knits, duvets and throws.

Instead of creating a video I thought that it would be quite fun to compile a few different looks together which are great transitional pieces from Summer through until Winter. This leather skirt is definitely an item which fits this purpose I am absolutely in love with it and literally wear it all the time, I have teamed it with this super soft knitted jumper and some little ankle boots.