May Favourites

My May favourites only includes four items, but as they say, less is more and its not down to the quantity but it is the quality! (We can follow these sayings right?) I did have a few other products which I have enjoyed using and wanted to include in the list, you could say that it wasn't quite fair as they have been recently purchased and only used a couple of times, so they need to be used much longer before I can give a true opinion on them.

The main product out of the four which I can definitely say tops all of them is the Benefit Browzing! It really is incredible and such an easy product to use, especially for someone like me who is no expert what so ever with brows and have had huge difficulty in the past to make them look part of my face and natural. I think I might do a review on this brow product as there is so much I want to say about it.

Benefit Sun Beam comes in at a close second, it is a beautiful highlighter that gives a subtle summery bronze shimmer on the cheekbones. It is a product that you want to play around with to find the perfect way for you, I tend to dab it on my cheekbones just after applying my foundation and before I use a powder. I found that when I used it after the powder it seemed to remove the coverage and left me with a bit of a streak in the middle of my cheek.

I don't tend to add anything which isn't beauty and fashion related to my favourites, but I feel that I'm not showing a true perspective of myself. So here it is.. 'Pitch Perfect' DVD, how incredible is this film? I know that I am extremely late into the fan club but I hope you can all forgive me. I literally could watch this every single night, it is an easy watch and I love to have a little sing and dance along to it.

Finally, the last item to make my May favourites is my Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch, there isn't really much I can say abut it but how beautiful it is. I have waited around three years to afford one and it has not let me down, I love it!!

Sunkissed Tutorial

My first tutorial went down very well, it was my highest viewed post since starting Adventures of Wonderland which made me feel extremely happy, especially as this is quite out of my comfort zone. It was lovely to hear and read what people had to say about it, you were all very nice.

So here goes ... once again it is quite experimental and is the first time I have tried this sun kissed look and I have to say I love it! My skin is extremely pale and I don't really wear fake tan that much so it kind of gives off the more natural look as I was very aware of trying not to look orange (it's not a good look!)

How To Create:

1. I applied some Primer to create a base which helps the make up apply better and it also helps stay on for longer. 

2. I then took my Revlon skin lighs illuminator (it's fairly old so not sure if you can still buy this product) between the brows going up to the hair line on my forehead, down the ridge of my nose and across the cheekbones. 

3. If you have a few problem areas then apply your concealer to it before applying your foundation. 

4. Use the foundation of your chose either down the t-zone or your whole face. I used the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in shade 101 Classic Ivory.

5.  Take a neutral eye shadow and lightly apply it to the lid, I used Mac Sweet Satisfaction and then Limit from my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette to the crease of my eye. Make sure you have blended this thoroughly. 

6. Take your mascara and use as much or as little as you would like. 

7. To give the actual sunkissed and dewy effect I used quite a lot of highlighter in this look, I took my Benefit Sun Beam highlighter to the cheekbones, to give it a bit more of a bronzed shimmer. I used my Real Techniques expert face brush in a dabbing motion to rub it in, and then used the tips of my fingers to make sure it was fully blended. Any highlighter will do just as good of a job if you don't own the sun beam :)

8. I then added a bit more concealer to the problem areas and dabbed it under my eye to get rid of any circles and loose pigments from the shadows. 

9. I used a bit of my Rimmel Stay Matte powder in shade 006 warm beige over oily areas of my face and down my neck to make sure that there are no foundation lines and it all blends in with the rest of my skin tone.

10. For my cheeks I used the No.7 sunkissed mosaic bronzing powder (once again this is a fairly old product but you can pick something up very similar.) I used the 3 motion, applying it just under the cheekbone, to the corners of my forehead and under my jawline to give a bit of a contour effect. 

11. Take a highlighter again (a powdered one preferably) and apply it to your cheekbones, down the ridge of the nose and between your brows on your forehead again. 

12. Make sure that everything is fully blended by using your powder brush. 

13. Take any brow product your loving at the moment and fill them brows in as much or as little as you like. I used my beloved Benefit Browzin in brunette.

14. And finally, use a neutral lipstick, if you want to add that bit of gloss to this then apply a little bit of neutral lip gloss over the top giving your lips that beautiful shimmer effect. Voila, you have your sunkissed look :)

I hope that these steps were easy to follow, I'd love to hear what you think of the look, and I would also love to see your sun kissed looks. 

Festival Look Book 2

Here is the second part to this festival look book series, the first one went down quite well, and I enjoyed creating quite a boho theme, today I have gone for quite a girly look.

The main colour scheme to this outfit is monochrome, it is very chic, classy and sophisticated but made to look fairly casual with the jacket, this is quite a thin layer and waterproof so perfect in the British weather. If it gets too warm it can be tied around the waste.

I love how the pop of colour from the nail polish and floral crown give it the lift and adds to the festival feeling. I love these crowns, they are so pretty and quirky and can be work with a lot of hair styles and are just so effortless.

Cut out boots are very big this season and look cute wearing them with a dress, pop on a pair of ankle socks for warmth and to add extra colour.

The Outift Post : Checked Shift Dress

Finally, we have had some decent weather to take outfit photos. I love this place to take photos, the vibrance of the grass and bushes make the images look a lot more interesting to the eye.

I have to say my streak in finding bargains is continuing, I picked up this dress in Primark the other day for a fiver instead of £10, it was mixed amongst other shift dresses, but the check made it stand out for me, I don't like to wear anything too fancy on a day to day basis, so its perfect for me. I feel that this style of dress is the best for my shape it doesn't dig in and make me feel uncomfortable throughout the day and hides all my lumps and bumps. 

Vintage Afternoon Tea

Yesterday me, my mum and sisters were reunited together and took a trip to the Vintage Tea Rooms in Leeds for Afternoon Tea, there was a lot for us to celebrate with four birthdays, an engagement and finishing my three years at University.

I have never done anything like this before and always wanted to do it, so it was really fun. Perfect way to spend Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend.