Sunday, 26 May 2013

Clothing Haul!

Hi guys! So before I start I just want to apologise for not posting last week, I wasn't well and I haven't had time through the week to write it so I'm sorry about that but seen as though I'm off for the week, to make up for it, I'm going to post two blogs! This one will be a fashion haul as you can see in the title and the next will either be another makeup tutorial or a product review! So with that I'm going to begin.. 

Okay, so firstly I done some online shopping.. I bought four items from h&m's website.

The first thing I ordered was this light grey top with big silver gems on. As soon as I saw this I loved it because it reminded me of the top Danielle Peazer wore on a night out with Liam Payne but was a fraction of the price! I don't know exactly how much it was but I think it was £14.99 or something around there. On the website it says it is cropped so I was planning on wearing a vest top under however when it came and I tried it on it was fine. It is a little shorter than most other tops but it isn't cropped. Also, the inside has white thread in so before wearing it I would recommend washing it so no little bits stick to your pants but apart from that I would say it is gorgeous! The material is so soft and the colour is lovely for the summer even though it's grey because it isn't dark, it's a very light wash grey!

The next thing I ordered was another top. This one is quite simply but I love the black panels on the side, the black trim around the collar and the button detail down the back. I think this one was in the sale and was only £10.99 so it was quite a bargain and also because I have seen quite similar tops in Topshop and Urban Outfitters for a lot more. The only bad thing that I forget to mention previously, h&m can sometimes be quite small on the sizes with some ranges so I would say this top is a little tight, I have kept it however because I will still wear it but the bigger size would of probably been better but I can't fault it apart from that! 

The third item was a pair on pants. I've been looking for black jeans that aren't too expensive for a while so I was checking h&m but most of there jeans are quite low cut and I prefer ones that are a little  higher on the waistband so I was ended up looking at the pants to see if they had any leggings and came across these which they call 'Treggings' They looked higher cut and a bit like jeans so I ordered them as they were only £12.99 and when they come and I tried them on they were actually really comfy. They look and feel a lot like jeans however they're really just like leggings and also they're better because they're thicker! They don't have a zip or anything, they just pull up like leggings would. I can't fault them at all because they're great!!

After ordering some things of h&m I decided to look on New Look and ended up ordering two dresses! 

The first one was a pinafore style dress. I've been looking around for one that isn't too expensive and is just a plain colour so when I saw it for £15 I ended up ordering it. They're were so many different styles but I preferred the rounded neck one because it was different and as it's just plain black I can pair it with anything. I wore it today with a long top that has a sort of net sleeve with polka dots on and dr. Martens and it went really well so you can pretty much wear it with any tops and it looks great! 

The other dress I ordered is quite plain. It's just a simple t-shirt dress in a light grey similar to the h&m top. The material is really light so it great for in the summer or you could wear it with tights and a jacket and it would look great in the winter too! It was £12.99 and they have so many different colours, I may order a few more because its just so nice and you can dress it up or down and it will still look amazing! 

After a lot of online shopping I headed into town to get a few different bits. 

First I went into primark were I picked up this maxi skirt for £10. It's white and quite see through so has a short underskirt that is tighter. I love maxi skirts because you can style them so many different ways and I love how this has a high black waist band on because i could wear a black vest top and it would look a bit more like a dress or a white vest top and the black would break up the colour or even add a belt around the waist band too to dress it up even more! I absolutely love it and for £10 it is a steal because I think it looks a lot more expensive! 

Finally, I headed into internacionale were I purchase two things.

Firstly, I picked up these light wash jeggings that were £14. I love these so much because they are a gorgeous light denim colour for the summer and are also really light material because they're only jeggings and not proper jeans. I love wearing these with my white converse and different summery shirts because they just look so pretty and summery! 

I then also picked up this t-shirt that was £12. At first I wasn't sure on it because I don't usually go for graphic tops, I prefer either plain tops or shirts and blouses but I ended up trying it on because I loved the colour and the tassels. When I tried it on I ended up loving it! It's really light and quite floaty and looks great with a lot of different coloured jeans! It's also quite low cut under the arms so you could wear a bright bra or vest top to add a little more colour to your outfit! 

So that is everything I bought recently! I hope you've enjoyed the first fashion blog and please tell me whether you have or not so I know whether to do more haul style blogs for use. Also if you have any questions about the items or shops I bought anything from then please ask me by either leaving a comment or tweeting me @UrbanCandyX and ill be sure to reply! Thanks for reading and I'll post again really soon!! X

Sunday, 12 May 2013

My Daily Makeup Routine

So.. For my first proper blog I thought it would make sense to post my daily makeup routine. I wear this makeup everyday for school and I'm not meant to wear makeup so it is quite subtle but I wouldn't leave the house without it! I'll leave places where you can get these items at the end if you find it hard to find these products!! So I'll begin... 

Before applying any makeup, I first moisturise with my Nivea, pure and natural. This is great for dry skin but I wouldn't recommend it for oily as it does leave your face a little oily afterwards. It smells great too! I leave it for a few minutes to soak in before applying foundation.

For foundation I previously used MAC, studio moisture tint as it just added a hint of colour and made my skin an even complexion instead of having any red blodges. However, I recently purchased the Rimmel London, match perfection foundation. It has great coverage but doesn't look to cakey. It also leaves your skin quite dewy which is great for a natural look! I bought mine in shade 103 which was the second lightest in the shop and it is perfect for my skin tone. To apply my foundation I use the Real Techniques, buffing brush which is great for blending with. 

After foundation, I sometimes use Benefit, Boi-ing for concealing any spots but I don't use it everyday. Mine is shade 2 but it is a slight bit dark for me so I would of been better with the lighter one however with a bit of blending it works fine. I just use my fingers to blend it in to the foundation.

To contour I use Rimmel London, sun shimmer bronzing compact powder. I use the Real Techniques, contour brush and apply a small amount to the brush. I work it into the hollows of my cheeks applying more if needed and then blend it out through my temple and across the bridge of my nose. Then I use Benefit, coralista for blush(as you can see, i need a new one!)I apply it to the apples of my cheeks using the same brush and blend the two together.

Once I've finished my face makeup I do my eyebrows. I use a dark brown out of a small Gosh, brow kit set. It is similar to MAC, brun which I will be purchasing once I've used my set. I prefer to use a powder for my eyebrows as it looks a lot more natural and the good thing about the gosh set is, it comes with a small brush and a small wax which I apply first if I want darker eyebrows. 

Then I apply Benefit, bad gal mascara. I apply a few coats so my eyelashes look thick and full. This mascara doesn't make your lashes clumpy but it still makes them look full and long. I also then use Benefit, bad gal liner along my waterline to finish off my eyes

Finally, I use Rimmel London, stay matte powder, in the shade 004, to stop my face from becoming shiny and it also helps keep my makeup on all day. I only use a small amount on the brush I used for bronzer and blush(I clean it first) and apply it to my t-zone: nose, chin and forehead. This is honestly, the best powder I've ever used! It stops your face from going shiny all day and looks great in pictures.

Most of these products can be found in any drugstores. I got mine from either Superdrug or Boots and nothing was more than £10. The only products that aren't from there are the benefit products and MAC which are from Debenhams and MAC. These were a little more pricey but they are worth the money! The real techniques brushes I got from Boots, mine were in a set that cost around £20 for 4 and are definitely worth the money!! 

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions or requests then leave them below and I will answer. I hope this blog has came in useful! 

Saturday, 11 May 2013


Hi, my names Olivia, also known as Liv! I've started this blog 'UrbanCandy' to help with makeup, style, fashion, hair and any other girly things! I'll be uploading blogs every week hopefully. They will either be hauls, tutorials, routines or maybe even product reviews like makeup, body or hair products! Hope you like the blog and don't forget to go follow my twitter @UrbanCandyX