Tuesday, 29 October 2013

October Favourites

Glam Glow Youth Mud Tinglexfoliate Treatment*- what a mouthful! I've had this a few months and have used it a good few times now, and I'm really impressed. There's been quite a bit of internet hype over this stuff and I can see why. It leaves your face tingly, man. (Can you tell I'm no skincare expert?) I like to treat my skin with this when it's feeling a bit sorry for itself because I know it will do the trick. It is pricey, but if you're willing to part with a bit of cash for your skincare, it's really worth it. 

No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Temptress- I had a good search through my mum's nail polish a few weeks ago and found this gem (among many others). The colour is the perfect oxblood / wine shade for Autumn, and looks great on toes and fingers. The packaging has been re-designed since and I'm not sure if they still sell this shade, but there'll be plenty of alternatives out there.

Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion & Almond Soothing Facial Oil*- Like I said above, I'm no skincare expert, I just know what works for me. These two make a great duo that I've been using since the start of summer. I know that they'll never strip my skin (it's taken me a while to find a cleanser that won't) and all my makeup comes off, the gentle way.

Southwestern Style Sweater, Forever21- This beauty made it's first appearance earlier this week, which you can see here. It's the cosiest little jumper, and looks great with a pair of jeans and boots. 

Loafers, Clarks- You can rely on Clarks for comfy shoes, and I love these quirky loafers. I had to go to three different store to get these in black, in my size and thank god they're worth it. 

The Carrie Diaries- I've just finished watching the first series and it's great. I guess yeah, it is a typical teen series, but fashion, drama and cute boys is something that I can't resist. 

Jennifer Lawrence- This, I'm sure, sounds like a really random one but c'mon, who doesn't like Jennifer Lawrence? She graced the cover of Harper's Bazaar this month and her interview was great. 

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Collar + Sweater

 I love a good collar/sweater combo. I can't get enough of this jumper at the minute, not only is it one of the warmest things I own, it's also one of the brightest. Buying this was pure coincidence- I bought it from Forever 21 as consolation for the fact that I couldn't find the shoes I wanted. 

I really haven't done much, I've been stuck inside because of the awful weather, so thank god it was sunny today and I managed to get these photos done! I have got my Halloween costume sorted, though! Keep an eye out for that, I can't wait. 

I'm home alone tonight, which means I've been dancing around my living room to this song which I re-discovered, and I'm just about to watch The Carrie Diaries. Popcorn or Ice Cream? It's a tough call. 

Even though I've been busy all day getting blog posts stacked up, I've felt quite alone. My brother's at uni, my parent's are away until tomorrow, and my friends are either on holiday or still at school. Roll on Halloween, when I get to see them all again! I'm not going to lie, it's nice to be away from school, and I don't just mean the work. Things have been a bit dramatic at school lately (the perks of an all girls school) but I think friendships are slowly healing themselves. For now my company is a snoring dog, and I think it's best to let sleeping dogs lie. 

Monday, 21 October 2013


Whenever I have quite heavy eyeliner (this is pretty heavy for me, I like to keep things basic), I keep my face clean and simple. 

My base consisted of the usual- Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation and a new discovery- the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer*. This works really nicely patted on top of foundation- it has a little shimmer, which creates a subtle highlight. 

Something drew me towards peachy tones today, I have no clue what it was! A sweep of peach across my lids, and a dusty brown in my crease was all I did, followed by a flick of liquid liner. I built up lots of volume using the Bourjois Volume Glamour Max*, somehow managing to get it all over my face too. Oops. 

Finally for a peachy lip, I put on Rimmel's good ol' Notting Hill Nude, and used my fingers to pat in Bourjois' Colour Boost Chubby Stick in Plum Russian* which warmed it up a bit. 

I seem to have unwittingly included lots of PR samples in this post- I'm never sponsored to write about any products or brands and if I were I would tell you, so if you see me mention things, I genuinely like and use it! 
* PR Sample

Friday, 18 October 2013

Staying Home, Doing Nothing

I already don't know where I'm going with this post. All I know is that I haven't had a chance to write on here for a long time. So if you're prepared to hear me natter on, then welcome. Last night was so much fun spending a night on scary fair ground rides, eating candy-floss with great friends for company. But afterwards, I couldn't wait to get home and do nothing. At the end of the night I was okay with getting in the car to go home- I was looking forward to it, even though I had a fantastic evening. Weird.

Tonight, after being stuck in, home alone, I just want to do anything but be at home, doing nothing. (The phone call from a fore mentioned friends may not have helped, even though it was lovely at the time.)

Why is it that I can't help but change my mind. This morning I was longing for the prospect of two weeks break from school, with no plans whatsoever. Now, knowing that I won't see my chums until Halloween, I feel a bit sad. I would love to be at my friend Georgia's house right now with the girls, but work calls- at the horrible time of 8:30am tomorrow.

I guess the moral of this dilemma is that I need to make some plans. So far my plans are homework and blogging. So it looks like I have the whole staying home, doing nothing thing all sorted. This could be an interesting half term break.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Queen Victoria Street

I'm back with a new nail offering- Nails Inc, Queen Victoria Street

It's the first time I've tried a Nails Inc polish and I really can't make my mind up about this shade. 99% of the time it looks like quite a dark green, and I can't decide if I like it or not. However, in some light it looks more blue than green, and on camera it looks surprisingly turquoise. 

Aside from colour, I really like the formula of this polish. I've been wearing it for about a week now, and I am wearing a top coat, but my nails haven't chipped. The only thing I'm not so sure about, however, is the lid. (This is me being really fussy now) but I feel like the top is quite hard to work with because it's so large. 

Have you ever tried a Nails Inc polish, and what do you think about a green nail polish? I'm still undecided on this one...

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Insta lately

I decided it was time to share some of my instagram pics with you all. Instagram is something I check pretty much religiously every morning and I love sharing little bits on there too. Leave your usernames in the comments and I'll go on over to your pages too! 

1) Scrap book inspiration (see here) // 2) Quoting Jennifer Lawrence's interview with Harper's Bazaar UK. // 3) Sneak peak at an OOTD (see here)  // 4) Preview fro a WOMF post (see here) // 5) Eating my breakfast with this outside // 6) Shooting style at LFW // 7) Today's wrist, plus a dungaree dress // 8) People watching at LFW // 9) Packing for London // 10) Wearing stripes and red lippy, wishing I was in Paris (see full post here)  // 11) WOMF (see here) // 12) Foggy morning // 13) Colour co-ordinating nail polish- I got bored // 14) Autumn inspo (see full post here)  // 15) Friday night, home alone // 16) Testing out for the blog

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Scrap Bookin' #4

Yep, I've been saving up those magazines and have given my scrap book an overhaul. I took these photos and then noticed an underlying theme of preppy, simple pieces, and a bare face.

This past week has been non-stop and I can't see it getting much better for a few weeks, so I'm so, so sorry about irregular posting. The plan is to upload my September Favourites this weekend. I had hoped to have a go at filming a video because I think it would be tonnes easier to do my favourites this way, but the whole filming and editing process is pretty long and I'm worried I wouldn't have time to do a good job on it. So maybe next month?

Thank you all so much for putting up with the infrequent posts, but I hope you all still enjoy seeing what I post. I would rather do this than be churning out short posts with awful content! I'm always interested to see what you all like reading, so let me know if there are things you would like to see on Total Modisch!