Photoshoot With My Friend- My New Project On Instagram.

On Monday I start my second year at university studying History and to be honest I am really bored of it. I’m not remotely interested in history anymore and I find the city where I study uninspiring. I decided to gain a new side project on Instagram. I have made a new account called final_thought where I essentially style my friends and make them pose.

I hope this will be a fun project on the side and I would love it if you could check it out!

Here are two of the outfits I have photographed already.

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Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Super Easy Halloween Costume Ideas.

While I may not be American, I am one of those British people who buys into Halloween. I think its because autumn is my favourite time of year and I love anything scary and gothic. I always put in a lot of effort for Halloween but I thought I would give some easy costume ideas, perfect for students at uni to wear to house parties or to clubs.

  1. A Scarecrow. 

     2. A Clown. 

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  3. Nancy from Stranger Things. 

  4. A broken doll. 

    5. A gypsy. 

6. Day of the Dead. 

7. A Mermaid.

8. Mary Poppins. 

9. Miss Piggy. 

I think this year I will go as a clown and buy a brightly coloured skirt and crop top as I am just going to a house party on Halloween night.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

 

 

Honest Review Of The Maybelline SuperStay 24h Foundation.

As someone who unfortunately has oily skin and acne prone skin, this foundation should theoretically be perfect for me. I wanted to give the foundation a trial for a while before I reviewed it, hence, this review is a little bit late.

Firstly, this foundation is advertised as full coverage, matte and long lasting. It is available in 12 shades and retails at £9.99.

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As this foundation is full coverage, I picked it up in the shade ‘sand’ to match my fake tan. I don’t personally like wearing full coverage on a daily basis so I wanted to make it my going out foundation.

I first wore it to a house party in which I applied it at 6am and DID NOT REAPPLY! Granted, I had to powder throughout the day but the actual foundation coverage didn’t deplete too much.

I thought it applied well with a beauty blender and makeup applied easily on top.

Overall I would definitely recommend this foundation as a drugstore alternative for a going out, high coverage foundation if you do not have oily skin.

On the other hand, I think the matte claim is inaccurate. I had to keep applying powder and I know I have oily skin so I am used to it but I think more high end foundations do stay matte for longer. But as a drugstore alternative at least it lasts longer than others.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

 

An Honest Review Of The Noir Couture Mascara From GIVENCHY.

I recently received a sample of the Noir Couture mascara from GIVENCY from Glamour and wanted to give my review on this blog as well as in their survey.

Personally, I like the mascara, my eyelashes are naturally long but it does give them a lift and makes them actually darker and longer. The wand on the brush is nice and thin with a slight dip in the middle. It makes it really easy to get into the inner corners of the eyes and coat all the lashes.

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In terms of the formula, it stays on all day and doesn’t smudge which makes it perfect for the bottom lashes. However, this obviously means it is rather hard and annoying to remove.

Plus the mascara doesn’t give me spider eyelashes that clump together loads and look really dry. I haven’t felt the need to top up my mascara at all throughout the day which is amazing.

However, whilst I can’t find anything wrong with the mascara, I can’t help but think of the price. Personally I think a lot of drugstore mascaras are just as good as this one, for example the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara, is just as good and only £8. This mascara retails for £26.

Overall, I do like the mascara but I wouldn’t purchase a full sized one due to the cheaper alternatives.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

My Sneaker Collection 2018.

This is my current sneaker/trainers (basically flat shoes) collection. I go to a uni surrounded by hills and cobbled streets so I only wear flats and I get so much wear out of all these shoes so I don’t mind investing a bit more money in them. Hope you enjoy!

Reebok

  1. Reebok Classic Leather Double Trainers.

Find Them Here

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Converse

2. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform.

Find Them Here

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3. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox In White.

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4. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops In Black.

Nike

5. Nike Air Force 1 Jester XX

Find Them Here

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6. Nike Air Force 1 ’07

Find Them Here

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7. Nike Air Force 1 Sage Low

Find Them Here

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Adidas

8. Adidas Stan Smiths

Find Them Here

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9. Adidas SAMBAROSE

Find Them Here

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Vans

10. Vans Low Rise

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Eleanor Elizabeth xx

 

 

Full Face Of The Best Drugstore Makeup.

As a student I rely on the drugstore to make me look less hungover for lectures as I need affordable makeup for my budget. However, if like me you like to buy new makeup you don’t need in colours you will not wear often then high end products are not the way forward. These are my everyday drugstore makeup products that I have repurchased a number of times and are budget friendly.

  1. FoundationMaybeline Superstay 24hr Liquid Foundation

A matte full coverage foundation for £9.99

2. ConcealerCollection Lasting Perfection

Full coverage and matte. £4.19

3. PowderMaybeline Pressed Powder

£6.99

4. Bronzer: Benefit Hoola Bronzer

I know that this is not drugstore price but this is the only bronzer I use and I didn’t want to recommend a bronzer I had not tried. £25.50

5.  Highlighter: elf Baked Highlighter

£5.00 available in three shades.

6. EyebrowsSoap & Glory Archery

£8.00 available in two shades.

7. Eyeshadow Pallet: Primark pallet (aprox £3)

8.  EyelinerCollecetion Fast Stroke Eyeliner

£2.99 available in black, white and brown.

9. MascaraMaybeline Lash Sensational

£8.99 and the best drugstore mascara!

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10. Lips : Carmex

I only wear lip balm in the daytime honestly.

Hope you enjoyed!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Fashion Youtubers You Need To Watch.

Fashion inspiration can be found in the least expected places, YouTube however is a pretty staple place to gain fashion inspo. Here is a short post of my favourite channels I go to in order to gain inspiration.

1, PAQ

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Every Thursday these four lads upload original fashion content where they mainly show their different styling approaches. First of all, the fact they are lads doing a fashion channel is interesting and the quality of their videos is amazing. They also seem to work on other projects outside youtube.

2. FF Channel. 

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This channel uploads the latest catwalks from loads of designers. Great for instant fashion inspiration from the catwalks and latest trends.

3.Sunbeamsjess.

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Whilst Jess doesn’t upload videos strictly dedicated to fashion I feel like her style is different and she is definitely someone I go to for outfit ideas.

4. Megan Ellaby. 

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Megan’s fashion sense is so unique and refreshing, she is definitely not afraid of colour and she reminds you that fashion has no limits.

5. British Vogue. 

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I think this channel speaks for itself. I love their inside tours of celebrity wardrobes and interviews. Great fashion content which is well made.

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Hope you enjoyed!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx