I’m back

So I feel as though my apologies  are just constant on wordpress at this stage. So, I’ll just brush it aside that I haven’t posted (or been posting) in donkeys. My bad. But, I’m back (FOR NOW) and I am the best i’ve been in ages! I have a feeling this is going to be a ramble post… my bad!

Do you ever get those really long phases of just being meh. Then you get out of that state and realise how fantastic everything is?! I am at the fantastic stage! It’s Autumn in Northern Ireland and I loooove the Autumn! This time next week i’m in Scotland visiting my best friend! So i’ll be packing my suitcase for Scotland over the next few days and might do a little post on it?  Tomorrow i am going to see paranormal activity 6 in the cinema (better be good!) What i’m trying to say,before i start listing all the brilliant things going on, is that there is so much going on and it’s great!

I had my first pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks a fortnight ago and it was v v nice, but have you tried the chai tea latte?! It is like angels in a cup! I’ll be looking out for some ways you can make it at home & if I can actually find something even half as nice I will 100% share it with you beauties!

I am so excited for hallowe’en to see my wonderful family and to dress up (without actually having to dress up is that ok?) After hallowe’en there are a bunch of parties happening which i’m excited for also! As well as parties there’s my school formal that i’ll be getting ready for with my friendies! Expect billions of photos! and maybe some prom/formal makeup look posts?

I’m currently quite sick sick sick with tonsillitis after a bit of a crazy night out… But it’s day  6 with it and the pain is almost gone… scary big red tonsils though?! I’ve gotten past the ‘its sore to do everything wehhh’ stage! I’m so terrible when sick!

I realise that this post is a bit of a mess.. kind of me just telling you all about what’s been going on? In terms of beauty i’ve been loving Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation I love the yellow toned formulation for cancelling out my redness and it is just such a lovely medium coverage! For contouring i’ve been loving both Sleek and The Body Shop‘s contour powders. I’ve been using them both as a kind of gradual contour. I’ll explain this in a seperate post because i’ve been really loving this new technique! I’ve also found a new way to apply mascara which makes my lashes look unreal! Yes, an updated makeup tutorial is on my to-do list!

So whilst on the topic of makeup,  on Saturday i’m going on a ‘date'(?!) What evennn. I don’t even know what a date is hahaha! Anyway, I might do a wee ‘look of the day’ post for that (If you like.. i don’t mind..!) I did a really nice purple gray-shadow look last week which I really liked, might do that again. Who knows (I don’t!) I suppose you can’t wear lipstick on a date? Can you? I have no idea. We’ll see.

What else is new? Oh, have I mentioned that I cut a fringe earlier this month yet?! It was a full fringey fringe at the start but now it’s a side fringey! I’m 100% clueless when it comes to hair.. Just leave it down and curly, but i’ve been doing a few different things with it this month, which is so not like me! I could do a few hair blogs maybe.. I don’t know, they’re really not my forte!

In other news, Marianas Trench, my fave fave band released their new album today, hence me being up at 04:00 blogging! I’m listening to it right now and I loveeee it. I don’t know what more I can say?! Check it out! Marianas Trench; Astoria!

I don’t know what else there is to say! Hope to be posting soon! Expect a few makeup posts! (I did mention a few posts ago that I’d maybe be doing more of these casual posts though… do you hate it?!!?!) Anyway, I digress. Hope you’re all having a wonderful Autumn/fall!

So here’s a few pics of this month :*

steffred lipsss ciara and steff

With love,

Stephanie! xx


September Favourites & Catch Up!

So how many more posts am I going to start with my “i’m so sorry about the lack of posts etc.”?! I swear, this will be the last one….

So how have you been? I’ve been fantastic! These past 3 weeks have been crazy! So what’s new with me?

I’ve started a work placement at a local primary school & I love it!

Just sent of my uni application forms

Went to see Fallout Boy?!

Got a job at TK Maxx

Been having fab lil nights with my girrrrls!

I’m going to Liverpool this weekend

I’m going to Scotland (TO SEE MY BFFFF) at the end of this month for 3 nights (Might do a travel makeup post?)

Lotsa fam parties at the end of this month which i’m buzzin for!

There are a few more things, but i’ll not blab too much!

So what makeup have I liked?


For my face;;


The Bourjouis healthy mix foundation has been looking mighty fine on my face. This looks so nice and dewy on my skin! It applies easily, smells unreal and lasts a reasonable amount of time! I have also been using the Real Techniques beauty sponge and it is so nice. I dampen the sponge and apply in a dabbing motion. This works with any liquid foundation and leaves such an amazing result! Throw out your brushes and replace it with this! Pretty sure it was only about £5 too! To finish off my face i’ve been using Makeup gallery feeling blush blusher on my cheeks. I love the soft red this gives to my face. This is the perfect Autumnal shade.

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Hair & Nails

For my hair I’ve been using Jo Baz’s Caffeine Shampoo. This stuff smells realllly nice! I could also (almost swear that) this stuff has made my hair grow faster. -But it may also be because i’m crazy… For nail polish i’ve been using Maybelline’s Sidewalk Strut nail polish. This is such a lovely warm gray! This is so easy to apply as it dries so quickly. Only annoying thing is that it chips so quickly.


Lashes & liner

So i love this MAC mascara sample that I got. It’s the False lashes in extreme black. This makes my eyelashes hugeee! So easy to apply too. Will I buy it in the bigger size? For now, no. When the product runs out i’ll reuse the brush with a cheaper formula. I’ve been using the NYC High Definition liquid eyeliner in soft black. This creates such a slim line on my eyes and it stays on all day.


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So I love lipstick now! I got my first mac lipstick in ‘DIVA’ and it is such a brilliant vampy colour! This is a very matte lipstick. I prefer to wear lipbalm underneath it to give it a smoother application. This is soooo pigmented! Here’s a few pictures with me wearing it!

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The other lipstick I’ve been loving is ‘wine’ by the brand Autograph. It is a more red toned lipstick! It is so moisturising on the lips and leaves a shiny red finish. I don’t have any pictures with it on though, sorry!

As a last update I’ll tell you about my new hairstyle! (As of Monday haha) I was standing infront of the mirror and was thinking ‘dammit hair why can’t you sit nicely what’s your deal?’ Then I just got a pair of scissors and cut myself a lil fringey! I really like it & feel all floopy!

IMG_20151005_072042935 My poses are 100% Vogue.

Hopefully i’ll be doing one or two halloween posts and then some party looks! Hope you are having a wonderful Autumn!

Hopefully talk soon,

Stephanie x