February Favourites

Happy March! Where has this month gone? It feels like yesterday I was applying for internships in March and it felt forever away. Luckily I can say I finally got a job and will soon be starting the next chapter of my year abroad. But enough about that - I'll be posting some sort of 'life update' style post in the next few weeks anyway - today's post is a beauty favourites post. I haven't written a favourites post since November and I think it's because I'm unorganized and don't tie myself down to a posting schedule. Despite this, I have been posting a lot more frequently this month and I hope you've been enjoying my content. My blog is a lot less fashion-based than it used to be, not out of lack of enthusiasm, but simply because I haven't felt inspired to take outfit photos and the struggle to find good backdrops in Göttingen have been pretty darn real. But alas, onto the beauty bits I've been loving this February!

Goodbye Göttingen: Year Abroad Week Twenty-One

My Current Eyeshadow Palette Obsessions

Just about everyone in the beauty blogging world seems to be obsessed with eyeshadow palettes and I'm not going to stray from that cult belief that none of them are the same and there is absolutely nothing wrong with hoarding collecting them. Whether it's MAC, Bobbi Brown or L'Oreal that floats your boat, there's nothing quite as exciting as the launch of a new eyeshadow palette that simply must be bought. The palettes I've collected are well-loved for different reasons and hopefully you'll find this useful if you're looking to try something other than the Urban Decay Naked palettes.  

Hallo Hamburg

For the past three years I've been in Germany during February for my university's annual 'tour'. In 2014 it was Munich, in 2015 it was Berlin and this year it was Hamburg. I can't quite explain the magic of 'tour' but it's a trip that always bonds the group, creates endless memories and it's even how I got to know my boyfriend. He actually organised the trip this year and I'm lucky that Hamburg isn't too far from where I'm currently living in Germany. Four hours on a free regional train later and I was stepping off at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof with a crammed suitcase, ready for four days of exploring the city. 

The Best Celebrities and Bloggers on Snapchat

Anyone who's anyone has a Snapchat account these days. It's less serious than Instagram, it's not as wordy as Twitter or Facebook and best of all you know who has seen your pics and videos. I only recently realized that Snapchat was popular among celebrities and bloggers as I thought it would be too intimate for them to share so many selfies and photos of their private lives. However when I thought about it, how is it different from every other social media channel? I now think more celebrities should get on board and allow their fans to see what they get up to on a normal day, even if it is travelling from photo shoot to photo shoot. From a blogger perspective, Snapchat is a great traffic and marketing tool but can also show quick makeup reviews without having to sit through a 15-minute haul video. But most of all, Snapchat is designed to be fun! Let's be honest, who doesn't enjoy experimenting with the filters?!

My Highlight Heroes

The words 'highlighting' and 'strobing' seem to be everywhere in the beauty world these days. You can't read the Glamour beauty pages without seeing tips to achieve a glowy dewy complexion. For oily / combination girls such as myself, powder highlighters aren't always as effective and long-lasting which is why I tend to prefer liquid and cream highlighting products when I want to add a little shine. There are three products that have impressed me in this category and I name them my 'Highlight Heroes'. 

Spring MAC Haul

2016 is already flying by so quickly and I feel like I haven't had a minute to catch my breath. Lots of exciting things will be happening this month and next so make you're following me on Bloglovin to keep updated. I won't give too much away today but there have been many reasons to celebrate so I've been treating myself here and there to a few MAC products, hence this nice little collective haul.

River Island S/S16 Collection

 Hurrah! We're finally starting to see previews of the High Street Spring Summer 2016 collections and River Island is definitely a brand you need to get familiar with. With bold prints, gorgeous fabrics and stand-out colour shades, you might have difficulties not adding every single thing into your basket. You've been warned. 

Starting with this mint green scuba dress, it's a silhouette shape that is flattering and will work well with existing pieces in your wardrobe. In addition, the scuba material is always so comfortable to wear and the cool print will take you from day to night.

Top Six Outfits from the SAG Awards

Awards season is upon us and it's time to enjoy the glorious fashion creations that appear on the red carpet this year. For the Screen Actor's Guild Awards last week there was an array of A-List celebrities wearing everything from Dior, Michael Kors to Vivienne Westwood. Many of the fashion and beauty choices were brilliantly bold and it's great to see actresses stepping out of their character costumes and into stunning gowns that make the rest of us wildly jealous.