Super Gorgeous May So Far

I really need to write down some sort of schedule for posting regularly, obviously posting daily is something I am not quite used to yet!
I did have a week where I sort of went AWOL from Instagram due to work commitments but I managed to catch up!
Speaking of which, here is a catch up of the days I have not yet shown you:

Day 4 – On my Wishlist

This Wishlist makes me want to cry because I am trying not to spend any money!  This list consists of the original Naked palette (which I do not own…yet), Benefit’s new cheek and lip tint LolliTint (which is a gorgeous candy orchid colour), Clinique Chubby Stick, Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm, MAC Quad Eyeshadow and finally Sugarbomb.  I must have these!
Day 5 – Something I’m Proud of
The online news blog I started with Elena Cresci back in 2011 – The Siren was so fun to create and I really believe we made something unique compared to other university publications.  It makes me so happy that new generations of students are continuing this baby and winning some awards such as ‘Best Student Media’ at the Guardian Student Media Awards 2012 and ‘Best Student Media’ at the NUS Wales Awards 2014.  So proud!
Day 6 – Purple
I really don’t own that many purple items it seems… I used Buzz from the Naked 3 palette as it has pink/purple tones to it.
Day 7 – Golden Tones


But my Naked 2 Palette has lots of golden tones, yay!
Day 8 – What I’m Reading
I started this book last year (I know) but in my defence it is a very heavy read because it is SO descriptive but that also means you need to be alert when reading it in order to take in all that information at once.
Day 9 – Storage


As my makeup storage is quite poor and not very pretty, I decided to share my clothes and book storage.  Ikea is just wonderful.
Day 10 – Nails of the Day
Spring is here!  And to celebrate, I thought a nice dash of pretty pastels (which I’ve only just realised that they compliment my bedspread) would be just the ticket using 17’s Lasting Fix polishes.
Day 11 – Holy Grail Products
Most moisturisers are too heavy for me and cause breakouts.  I have been using Garnier’s Pure Active moisturiser for years and it is perfect for me.  Vaseline is a staple of mine, especially the Rosy Lips version.  Lush’s Helping Hands Cream is great for my hands but I also use it as an evening face moisturiser before bed.  Garnier’s Pure Active Spot Roll-On is my magic wand in banishing breakouts.  MAC eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown is what I use to fill my brows in with as it’s the perfect colour and lasts all day, I apply this using the 266 brush. (I have Tanya Burr to thank for that!)
Day 12 – Matte Lips


I don’t actually own anything that gives me a proper matte lip, so I faked it using Max Factor’s Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint to cheat the look.
Day 13 – Celeb Inspired Look
I don’t have naturally thick eyebrows (*sob*) so what I was going for here was to practise my strong brow look a la Lilly Collins because hers are magnificent.  Again I used MAC eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown although I could invest in a slightly darker shade to achieve the effect better.
Day 14 – Drugstore Favourites


As I can’t afford luxury products by the bucket load, my daily makeup essentials are made up of cheaper alternatives which I think work just as well.  It seems that mousse foundations are a bit like Marmite but I love how Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse looks on my face (as I fear looking glowy or shiny will just make me look greasy). Again Vaseline Rosy Lips is a favourite and you can’t go wrong with it.  My Maybelline Eye Studio Lastinf Drama Gel Liner works just as well as the MAC or Bobbi Brown versions and at a fraction of the price too!  Plus it comes with a cute little liner brush.  I have only just recently started wearing bronzer and it has made such a difference to my face and I look healthy instead of washed out – at the moment I am using Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer.
Day 15 – Throwback Thursday
Me rocking my curls.  I miss those curls.
Day 16 – Current Favourite Eyeshadow
*Sigh* Need I say more!?
Day 17 – Trying for the First Time


After using up all my Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer (as raved about by Zoella) I thought I would try the recommended (as by Tanya Burr) Collection’s Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer.  I have to say it is not bad (if maybe a tad too light for me even in the darkest shade they do) and a little of this product goes a long way as long as I blend blend blend!
Day 18 – Recent Purchase


As I am trying not to spend money, my recent purchases are not that glamorous.  The penguin I purchased from a gift shop at Longleat Safari Park because I cannot resist buying penguin things.  Penguins are cool.  The next is Palmer’s Cocoa Butter which I absolutely love because it smells like chocolate and is amazing as a moisturiser and I feel like I get a lot out of it.
Well that’s about it on this very long catch up (sorry about that!).  But do check out #SuperGorgeousMay on Instagram to see what everyone is posting as part of the daily challenges 🙂