Thursday, 3 October 2013

Barcelona - What A Beaut!

 This city is absolutely beautiful! The astonishing architecture all around the city leaves you speechless. Love the work of Antoni Gaudi, he truly is amazing and talented! I really can't wait to visit again! Here are a couple of outfits from my 4 day trip there:

Day 1
What I Wore:
American Eagle Striped Summer Dress
Primark Gold Flat Sandals
H&M Blush Pink Shoulder Bag
Ted Baker White Sunglasses

Day 2
What I Wore:
H&M Black Tube Top
Zara Floral Print Chiffon Skirt
Primark Gold Flat Sandals
H&M Blush Pink Shoulder Bag
Bvlgari Sunglasses

Day 3
What I Wore:
Forever 21 Cami Top
Forever 21 White Linen Shorts
Converse White Hi-Tops
H&M Blush Pink Shoulder Bag

Day 4
What I Wore:
American Apparel Cropped Sleeveless Turtleneck
Forever 21 Striped Jersey Skirt
Converse White Hi-Tops
Urban Outfitters Black 'HOMIES' Tote Bag
Ted Baker White Sunglasses

Thanks for reading guys! Stay tuned for more, with love.. Jen :)

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Simple Tee Kind of Day

What I Wore:
Primark White Boyfriend Tee
Zara Light Wash Skinny Jeans
Zara Skinny Brown Belt
Primark Lightning Pendant Chain
Michael Kors Watch

Super excited today as I went out for dim sum with some mates, one of them travelled all the way down from Newcastle so it was definitely time for a catch up! It was also a congratulatory lunch for my two friends who just got engaged! One of my closest friend is getting married and her now fiancé is a very sweet guy. Happy for the both of them and wish them a good life together! :) 

Thanks for reading, with love, Jen.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

MUA Make-Up Review

The other day I popped into town to buy some amenities from Superdrugs. Stumbled upon a make-up brand called MUA as I was heading to pay. Ended up buying a couple of bits which totaled to £15 which I thought was pretty good for the amount I bought.

Eye Shadows
left to right:
 Shade 1 - Pearl
Shade 2 - Pearl
Shade 17 - Matt
Shade 3 - Pearl
Shade 20 - Matt

I did some swatches of these products. I think the eye shadows themselves are very pigmented and for the price you pay it it's well worth it. I was a little dissapointed with Shade 17 - Matt (no.3 in pic) as on my skin tone it doesn't really show up at all. It would work well I guess as a base colour or on somebody with darker skin tone. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with these eye shadows and might buy more off the website as these were last minute impulse buys at the checkout. Price: £1

Blushers & Bronzer
left to right:
Cupcake (blusher)
Lolly (blusher)
Shade 3 (bronzer)

Really pleased with the result of these product. They had a few more colours in the blusher but I went for these two as I thought they were pretty cute colours. The bronzer also comes in two other colours, one of them having alot more shimmer in it and the other slighty lighter with orange tones. Price: £1

Radiant Under Eye Concealer
  By far one of my favourite cheap buys at only £3! I've tried some high end brands and this product pretty much does the same job for a fraction of the price! I do still love my YSL touche eclat but if your looking for a cheaper alternative this is for you. I do use this as a highlighter pen also, so above my cheekbones and along the bridge of my nose and between my eyebrows - works great! Price: £3 (swatch below)

Extreme Felt Eyeliner
 *Updated - Will never get this product again, noticed that about a week after I got this and with barely using it it was already drying up. The liquid never came down to the tip and there is no way of making the nib soak up any of the liquid in the pen* Once I opened this product up it was a total mess! Liquid flicked out everywhere!! Closed it for a couple of minutes as I weren't using it yet then open and BAM! same thing happened again but just not as bad, the eyeliner is a pen form. You can't adjust how much liquid you want to use which is kind of a pain.. however I still tried it out. This product took ages to dry, it ruined my eye make-up. As I was looking up to apply my mascara on my bottom lashes it printed itself on my eyelid haha. Once the product is on tho it does last awhile, I haven't worn it out yet or on a rainy day so dunno how it'll hold up to that. Not sure if I would get this product again or recommend it to anyone, it would be ok as a last resort eyeliner as it is quite pigmented and did look ok on but the mess you get from it just isn't convincing me. Price: £2 (swatch below)

Eyeliner Pencil (Snow White)
Really liked this product. Showed up very well, very pigmented and blended nicely. I've tried some pencil eyeliners which were very hard to apply, where you would need to keep drawing over and over whilst pressing down really hard. This one is very easy to use apply. Almost like a cream-like texture but in a form of a pencil. Would definitely recommend this product. Price: £1 (swatch below)

Eyebrow Pencil (Eyebrow Brunette)
Really easy to apply and blend. The brush on the end comes in handy to blend it all out to make the eyebrows look nice and smooth instead of seeing visible lines across your eyebrows. Would have been good if they had provided it with a lid that had a sharpener on the end like the eye pencils do like above. I still prefer using an angled brush and powder (I use a matt eyeshadow) instead but I wouldn't get rid of this product just yet :) Price: £1 (swatch below)

Swatches of: radiant concealer, felt eyeliner, pencil eyeliner, eyebrow pencil in both drawn and blended by brush.

Missha Signature BB Cream - No.23 Natural Yellow Biege
MUA Radiant Under Eye Concealer
Bare Minerals READY Foundation - R310
MUA Bronzer - Shade 3
MUA Blusher - Cupcake
MAC Prep+Prime Eye
MAC Eyeshadow - Cork
MUA Eyeshadow - Shade 1 - Pearl
MUA Eyeshadow - Shade 17 - Matt
MUA Eyeshadow - Shade 20 - Matt
MUA Extreme Felt Eyeliner
MUA Pencil Liner - Snow White
Estee Lauder Double Wear Mascara - Black
MUA Brow Pencil - Brunette
MAC Kissable Lipcolour - Woo Me

I used these products above (mostly MUA) to do my make-up today. Btw, my eye make-up isn't perfect. I need to work on applying and blending! >_<".. Here are a couple of photos:

Hope you enjoyed reading my review as much as I did writing it! The weekend's over now, back to work tomorrow and I'm sure the monday blues will kick in :(

Thanks for reading! With Love, Jen.

Korean Festival - New Malden

What I Wore:
 Forever21 Pin Stripe Shirt
Bershka Knit Jumper
Bershka Coloured Jeans
Converse White Hi-Top Trainers
Urban Outfitters 'HOMIES' bag

 So on Saturday 17th August, there was a Korean festival that was held at New Malden. I'm pretty sure they picked that day to hold the festival because it was the first Saturday after Korean Independence Day (I could be wrong haha). Anywho.. me and some friends went down to check it out hoping to try out lots of various foods and see some cultural performances but once we got there it was surprisingly not what we expected at all. There wasn't much there to do or see involving Korea. They had a stage where they were showing acts, performances and kids demonstrating korean tae kwon do. There was only a few hot food stalls - none of them actually selling korean food apart from a Japanese stall that were selling Tteokbokki (korean spicy rice cakes).

However, we tried to make the most of our day and started off by getting ourselves some food - we went for the Japanese place. I chose a chicken bento box which was suppose to come with rice but came with noodles instead as they had run out of rice. My friend also got some dumplings to share along with some tteokbokki. The chicken bento tasted ok, pretty standard in my opinion but everything you get was pretty worth it for £5. I really liked the dumplings - it was juicy, nice tasty filling and soft yet slightly crispy on the outside. The portions of the tteokbokki were HUGEE and tasted delicious! One portion was £4 which I would say could feed 2-3 people if you were getting a main meal along with it. They were selling really fast and took awhile to wait for the next batch so my friend bought 3 boxes! Haha.. we didn't end up finishing them tho so my friend took them back home with him.

So like I said before there weren't many things there that involved Korean Culture such as the stalls around that were selling things. It seemed as though a lot of people took the opportunity for themselves to sell their own stuff. Such as freshly made pies, cupcakes, accessories and other bits and bobs. I didn't take pictures of all the stalls but here are a few along with the stage:

It started to rain :(.. so we left early and stopped off at a place called Hyun's Bakery to
grab some buns and then at a korean supermarket. LOVED IT at the supermarket!! There was so many snacks, drinks and junk junk junk I wanted to buy but I resisted pretty well :D

Woah.. this blog actually took me awhile to fix up because the CSS kept messing up when I was sorting the photos out! Gaahh- Thanks for reading guys! With Love, Jen.