Saturday, 23 November 2013

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick

If you have ever read my blog before, you may have realised I have grown an slight obsession for Rimmel make-up. This new lipstick is no exception!

Moisture Renew lipsticks formula is enriched  with vitamins, giving moisture to the lips as well as highly pigmented colour. Available in 20 shades that can easily last from day to night, this versatile lipstick is definitely in my top 3. Also, with SPF 20, this lipstick can stay put in your make-up bag all year round.

I brought shade Latino (200) which is a shiny pink tone. It's an everyday colour that can easily be worn as a more subtle option on a night out. I'd say that the last of this lipstick is fairly average, but this is definitely made up for from the strength of colour. It has a shiny quality that actually look quite natural. It's so smooth to apply and doesn't feel heavy on. The formula seriously works as I don't feel that my lips dry out with this lipstick on, a very important quality for this time of year. I also really like the smell of it too. I don't know exactly how to explain the scent, but it is pleasant and nice.

Swatches: (frome left) Glam Plum Fulham (470) and Lation (200)
I loved this lipstick so much I brought another today! It's Glam Plum Fulham (470) which is a pinky plum shade, a big lip colour this season. Rimmel's Moisture Renew lipstick is another amazing, top quality lipstick from Rimmel which I highly recommend. Can I have all twenty shades, please?

What lipsticks/lip colours have you been loving recently.

Tasmin x

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Discovering Polyvore

Mid-week post? *gasp*

Dorothy Perkins Monochrome Look

Dorothy Perkins dress

Dorothy Perkins blazer

Dorothy Perkins black boots

Dorothy Perkins satchel handbag

Dorothy Perkins bracelet

Dorothy Perkins belt

Does it make me a bad blogger for only just discovering Polyvore? It's an amazing app where you can create amazing collages/photo montages of your favourite clothing, beauty and interior items. This is fab for fellow bloggers as you can easily create wish-lists or outfits that you can then share easily here on blogger. Now outfit posts aren't limited to just your wardrobe, but every item of clothing on the app. This is especially great for me as I can create looks/outfits with clothing from sites that don't deliver to my island, giving me a wider variety of stores to choose from and share with you.
Here's an outfit I created using the app. Another great feature of the app is the ability to add text, images (like this cute little sketch of a girl with a retro camera) and even magazine articles. You can change the colour and fonts of text and change the background too. You can search for specific clothing types or brands like it did here. I am in love with these shoes and I am going to be searching for this dress in store on the weekend.
Okay Taz, stop there before you sound crazy! If you don't already have Polyvore, I strongly recommend it. If you do, tell me so I can follow you!
It's only half way through the week but hey, only two days to the weekend! Have a great rest of the week and hopefully I'll write to you again this weekend.

Tasmin x

Saturday, 16 November 2013

The Sunshine Award

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. I've been nominated by the lovely Andrea of La Nouvelle Noire in the Sunshine Award. The whole idea of this 'award' is to recognize positive bloggers who inspire others creatively in the blogosphere so I feel very honored to take part. Thank you Andrea!

So this is how it works. I give 11 facts about myself and answer the 11 questions set by Andrea. Then I nominated another 11 bloggers and ask them 11 questions to answer. Here we go: 

11 facts about me:

1. My favourite colour is mauve.
2. I'm a bit of a chocoholic. If I could spend the rest of my life just eating chocolate, I would.
3. I've been attending Ballet classes since the age of 4.
4. RazMaTaz-Girl wasn't the original name of this blog. 
5. I procrastinate by being in Twitter or internet shopping.
6. I love the blogging community as everyone is so friendly and welcoming. I never see any hate messages and everyone is very supportive of each other. 
7. I first pet was a hamster called Zigzag. I called him that as he had spots on his back that looked a little bit like a zigzag.
8. I'm not a massive fan of surprises. I like not know what's going on.
9. I find it impossible to break things. I got my first iPod when I was about 7 or 8 and it still works.
10. I own the complete boxset of Friends. Ironically, I have no friends... ;)
11. I have a fear of fire. Even candles are unbearable for me. However, I really want to overcome this fear.

1. Can you explain the meaning behind your blog name?
There isn't really a meaning behind my blog name. RazMaTaz was a nickname I had for a very short while in year 8 and I'm a girl...then RazMaTaz-Girl was born! (Too cheesy,no?)
2. If you could swap lives with any fictional character, who would you choose?
Gosh, this is a hard one as there are so many that would be amazing. 
3. If your house was burning down (and your family/pets etc were all safe) and you could save one thing, what would you save?
What a horrible situation to be in. I think I would save all my family photo albums as I love to look through them and without them, I fear I will forget so much of my childhood.
4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
So many things. A singer (can't sing to save my life btw), an actress (also can't act), a zookeeper (unsure how that would of worked as I have a fear of dogs, so i'd assume that other exotic animals would also scare me) and a fashion designer (a very unlikely career prospect as a Channel Islander). As of now, I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.
5. What's your guilty pleasure?
Busted! Not even guilty. Has anyone heard of the news. McBusted is now a thing. Mcfly and Busted on the same stage together, dream come true. AND, my lovely mum has got me tickets to see them for Christmas. I really can't wait. TV wise, I am a guilty viewer of Jeremy Kyle, please don't judge me.
6. If you could say anything to anyone, what would you say to them?
I would tell everyone who is having a bad day to smile, do something you want to do and cheer yourself up. Don't waste your time feeling sad or worrying about something that really doesn't deserve your time. Be happy!
7. What's your flava... tell me what's your flava?
Haha, confession time: I've genuinely never heard this song before and got really confuse by this question. Still a bit unsure about the question but great song!
8. Who's your secret/celebrity crush?
Well, if I told you it wouldn't be secret now would it! ;) Haha, I would say that my celebrity crush is....
a secret! Mwahaha!
9. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you'd buy for yourself?
For myself? I think I would treat myself to a Channel handbag. They look gorgeous, don't they?
10. What's your biggest regret?
I am a big believer in that you should never regret what you do. Whatever you did, it made sense in that moment so just forget and move on. Regret will just keep making you feel down and that's not good.
11. What is the meaning of your life?
Wow, this just got really deep. I think the meaning of everyone's life is to have the best time that you can have because you never know when it will all be over!

My 11 Nominees: I've nominated people who have inspired me to keep posting and have been so lovely and friendly to me through the blogosphere. I guess this is a thank you for writing such lovely blogs and being so kind to me.

Your 11 Questions:

1. What song are you listening to right now/last listened to?
2. I you had an unlimited budget, what would you buy?
3. You're trapped on dessert island. Who would you want with you and why?
4. What inspired you to start blogging?
5. Do you like watching music live or do you prefer your headphones?
6. Christmas is around corner, what your favourite thing about the of the holiday?
7. Do you know where my home town of Guernsey is? (No Google maps, cheater!)
8. What item of make-up could you not live without?
9. What is your biggest fear?
10. Where is your favourite place to shop?
11. What's your favourite perfume?

Thank you again Andrea for nominating me. Comment back here nominees if you choose to do the post so I don't miss it!

Tasmin x

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag

I've seen this tag a lot over the last few weeks and I've finally been tagged by the lovely Lucille. So here we go!

1. How many hours a week do you spend writing/ editing posts?
I spend a couple of hours writing/editing post. I don't have a lot of spare time during the week as I've got school and dance  but after school on Fridays or Saturdays when I'm free is usually when I create my posts.

2. Are you a spender or saver?
I think this varies depending on my mood or where I am. I tend to be a little bit of a spender when online shopping or in Boots. But just general shopping in town I tend to be a saver and stick to the sales.

3. When is it easier for you to blog?
When a great idea pops into my head. When I know exactly what I want to talk about and what I want to write, blogging is easy and comes really naturally. If I'm struggling for an idea, I like to think of it as blogger block, I read other blogs or look on Pinterest for some inspiration.

4. What makes writing behind a computer comfortable for you?
That I can sit on my sofa with my headphones in and just type away.

5. What is your worst makeup/ hair habit?
My worst makeup habit is that I don't use makeup brushes. I don't even own any. I know that's really bad but I really want to invest in some RealTechniques brushes as I've heard they are the best. My worst hit habit is probably the fact I do barely anything to it. In the morning all I do is brush it and then leave for school. I just haven't found anything that works for my hair and I've sort if given up.

6. What is one quote you wish the world lived by?
Gosh, there are so many. My personal favourite is 'A day without laughter is a day wasted'- Charlie Chaplin. I think if everyone can find a reason to smile and forget all the bad in life for just a moment, then the world would be a happier place. 

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?
Not very long, half an hour to 45 minutes max. And it probably shows, I'm never happy with how I look.

8. Who's your favourite blogger?
I know this is probably the same for everyone, but my favourite blogger is Zoella. She is one of the sweetest, nicest people on the Internet. She truly deserves all the success she has got.

9. Who is a blogger that you think deserves more subscribers than they have?
This may be a little biased as she is a friend if mine and she tagged me for this tag, but I genuinely think that the wonderful Lucille of Pink Leopard Lipstick deserves way more followers then she currently has. Lucille is a fab blogger and honestly the nicest girl in the world, seriously go check her blog out now.

10. What is one thing that you are excited about in the upcoming year?
Just getting to know everyone at school better. I'm quite shy so haven't really talked to all that many people and this is something I really want to change.

11. What is your most awkward blogging moment?
When I'm out and about for #ootdfridays, I've had people on bikes or just walk by and often stare at me like 'what are you doing?' It can get really awkward sometimes...

12.How long does it take you to prepare a post?
Preparation depends on the type of post. If I'm doing an outfit post, it can take awhile. But if its a tag, there isn't a lot to prepare.

13. Are you wearing trousers right now or jogging pants/ PJ bottoms?
I'm wearing blue skinny jeans from Miss Guided and they are so comfy and flattering.

14. What are you most proud of in life?
Competing in the Dance World Cup in 2009. I think I've mentioned this before in previous posts. It a completely amateur event that was held in Jersey (the Channel Island, not the American State) that year. I got to compete against dancers from all over the world in a group with my friends from my dance school. It was an amazing experience, and even though I know I'm not a gifted dancer and we didn't do all that well, I felt proud to be representing my island.

I Tag:
Mel - It's Me Mel

Thank you Lucille for the tag? I can't wait to read those who I've tagged posts so go get blogging girls! Haha!

Tasmin x

Saturday, 2 November 2013

5 Looks For Autumn

Confession:I don't read, it's just a different pose as the weather outside wasn't all that nice. You like? I had thought about creating an autumn look-book for weeks now, then seeing a surge of Youtubers create their look-books I realised that now it just looks like I'm following the crowd. But, hey ho!

Cardigan: ASOS | Top: New Look | Trousers: River Island
Necklace: New Look | Shoes: Converse

Autumn fashion is all about layering. At the moment, this is my favourite over-sized cardigan. It kind of reminds me of cricket jumpers which I'm still not sure whether that's a good thing but it's really comfy and the colour matches just about everything. Khaki trousers are a must for the ultimate casual autumn look and the stitching and zip detail on this pair give that biker girl edge. Converses are the ultimate casual statement and the comic book top adds that unique touch.

Jumper:Dorothy Perkins | Shirt and Skirt: Miss Selfridge | Shoes: New Look

Monochrome is a classic that you can wear all wear round, but it's always nice to mix it up a little. This geometric print jumper has a sixties vibe whilst being ridiculously comfortable. The skater skirt and black shirt keep it simple and let the print stand out. And, how could I not wear these wedges? They are just too cute. 

Shirt and Shoes: Miss Guided | Bracelet and Skirt: New Look

New Girl fans will get the reference. I have noticed an increase of polka-dot shirts available in shops recently, I have no idea if this is a mini trend as such but I love it. The monochrome vibe in this one really appeals to me (HUGE monochrome fan) and paired with this plum skater skirt (beautiful autumn colour) and beaded bracelet you create a rather cute and girly smart/casual outfit. This is this sort of look I opt for at sixth form so if you're struggling with outfits for school, this is definitely a strong, practical style. 

Coat: Boohoo | Hat: New Look | Scarf: George
Disco Pants: Miss Guided | Boots: Next

With winter on the way and the 'big' storm last week (pretty much nothing happened over here!), keeping warm is a major priority. Doing this in style is always a must and I am absolutely loving burgundy this season. This scarf is super soft and really warm, although a tad bit bulky. I'm very much a hat person and I plan on wearing this little pom pom beauty lots over the next few months. If you're in need of a new winter coat, I could not recommend this more. Even though it is too long on the arms, it keeps you warm and dry, plus adjustable waist is avoid the shapeless coat disaster. It's a dream!

Dress: Poppy Lux | Blazer: Miss guided | Shoes: ASOS

Florals aren't just for spring and summer. This red dress in autumnal shades brings that feminine floral into this season. I especially love this dress as it is really silky and well shaped. It's also very versatile as you can wear it on formal occasions or just a more fancy everyday. Add a blazer jacket and brogues for a more work wear style look.

Which look's your favourite? Mine's the monochrome.

Tasmin x