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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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.

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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

Find Them Here.

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. 

Find It Here

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

Review Of The Playboy x Missguided Collaboration.

Just a quick review of the Playboy collection at Missguided! My person Opinion.

From what I can see the collection is mainly lounge wear, very kim Kardashian esc and Instagram model. These items in the collection I can imagine would look cute if you wear relaxing with your partner or travelling and I think will appeal to a larger audience.

The main problem I have with the collection is the playboy logo splashed over all the items. In my opinion it makes the clothes less wearable for everyday and honestly quite trashy.

I just can’t see many other people wearing these items other than Paris Hilton in the early 2000s. For example the dress below, the fabric looks poor even on the website! However for £50 this dress should look better.

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Without being all negative, here are a few of my favourite pieces from the collection, which I think would look cute and make you feel sexy.

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I think this hoodie is cute. 

However £22 is a lot for a cropped hoodie and personally the matching sweatpants are too much for me.

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For £15 this crop top is cute.

The collection ranges from size 4 to 24 however not in all items, which isn’t the most inclusive collection for all body sizes at all and I still do not understand why brands do not include all sizes in their clothing! Especially as the average size of women in the UK is a 14 in the first place.

The collection basically consists of hoodies with cycling shorts, sweat pants, cropped hoodies and tops. A few short dresses and a chain mail top. The colours are nude, black and white.

I think you can find everything this collection has too offer others stores like Pretty Little Thing and they have been doing these pieces for a while and in more colours, sizes and cheaper!

Overall, not innovative but I suppose it does fit in with the playboy brand and will appeal to a certain type of person. Plus the items will naturally be more expensive due to the brand.

The jewellery collection will be landing on the 28th.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Roaccutane Diary- Week 1. My Skin Care Routine.

So on Monday I started my first month on Isotretinoin, more commonly known as roaccutane.

I have included these pictures of my skin at the start of the treatment for myself to look back on and hopefully my skin gradulay improve. These pictures were extremely hard for me to include but hopefully it will make others feel better about their skin.

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So far so good, I have obviously seen no side effects. This includes improvements but also the more negative side effects such as dry skin. However I have invested in a new skin care routine based on Katie Snooks recommendations. 

I will link her YouTube video here as her documentation and advice on rouaccutane has helped me greatly.

Katie Snooks Advice.

Katie Snooks Skin Care Routine.

 

Skin Care I have purchased:

  • Dermol 500 Lotion (as a face wash) Available at a chemist. £10
  • Dermol Cream (as a moisturiser) Available at a chemist. £11.10
  • La Roche- Posey Anthelios Pocket Sun cream SPF 50.(as a SPF) Available at Boots but it is much cheaper from lookfantastic. £10
  • Carmex (as lipbalm)
  • Hand Cream
  • Body Moisturiser

So that’s all I have to update you on, I know I have a long way to go but at least it is a start.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Skin Update- Not Good!

The Struggle Of Having Acne And The Effect On Your Mental Health.

Skin Update- Not Good!

Quick update:

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So three months after being referred to a demonologist I was finally prescribed roaccutane. Now whilst this is the outcome I wanted, I did not realise how difficult this drug would be.

It turns out I have to go back to the doctors every month to do a pregnancy test in order to receive my next batch of tablets as I only receive a months worth.

However, I also have to go back home to do a blood test a week before this appointment!

Therefore twice a month I have to travel home from university via the useless northern rail. I am not even sure how I am going to afford all the train tickets. It will also mean I will miss university lectures and seminars.

I thought about not going through with it however when I was in the hospital and went to the pregnancy test in the bathroom I looked in the mirror to see if my skin was ‘that bad’ and honestly I took one look and started crying. I know that I need to go through this (hopefully for five months only), not for vanity but for my mental health.

I start it on Monday tomorrow and I’m nervous for the side effects. Apparently it really dries out your skin which I know I will be conscious of and it can affect your moods.

I just need to get through this and hopefully I will end up with the skin I can’t even remember having- blemish free.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Every Costume Designers Dream Movies And Series.

I have always paid attention to clothes in movies and sometimes I think I pay more attention to the costume designer than the director! Every now and then I watch a movie and say, ”I would have loved to have been the costume designer for that film” and so I thought I would share my list on here, in no particular order.

  1. The Greatest Showman. 

GreatestShowman2. The Great Gatsby. 

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3. Sing Street. 

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4. Cinderella (2015) 

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5. The Boat That Rocked. 

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6. Alice In Wonderland. 

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7. Peaky Blinders. 

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8. Stranger Things. 

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9. Sex And The City. 

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10. The Carrie Diaries.

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Hope you enjoyed!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx