The £10 midi dress from Primark you all need

Beauty

This dress is the perfect autumnal piece of clothing, its a midi dress with a slide split from Primark. Not only was it super affordable at £10, it’s super soft! When I initially saw this dress, I liked it, but not enough to get it. So, I ended up going into Primark for the second time in a day to pick it up because I knew I needed it.

The dress is super flattering and I loved the idea of pairing it with a cropped knit over the top to give it the look of a midi skirt.

The perfect autumnal outfit

Beauty

It’s autumn!

I can’t believe summer is over already and we’re now well and truly in autumn, the nights are creeping in sooner and the temperatures dropping. But all of that means… being cosy, wearing cosy clothing and having cosy evenings. My first blog post for autumn is all about this perfect autumnal outfit.

Every thing I am wearing for today’s post is from last year apart from the cosiest, cutest cream/jumper from Femme Luxe (Click here to go to their website ).

I was very kindly able to pick out a few items from their site in order to create some really lovely autumnal looks, however the other 2 jumpers I chose do not fit me, but at least one does and that is all that matters!

As soon as I felt this jumper I knew it was a keeper, it is one of the softest jumpers I have in my wardrobe right now and that makes it perfect for autumn and winter. The jumper is also 30% wool which means it’s super warm anyway without having to layer too much on top or underneath.

I love the oversized sleeves and how cropped it is, this makes it so easy to wear with high waisted skirts.

You can purchase the jumper here

I find the fit of this jumper really flattering, it’s the perfect cropped length to wear with skirts and the over sized arms make it super cosy! This is definitely a new staple in my wardrobe and I know I will get a lot of wear out of this over autumn and winter! I’m not normally a white jumper kind of girl (because I normally spill anything and everything down me) but I love the look of this one so much!

A huge thank you to Femme Luxe for sending me it!

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Back to Mac | What I’m taking back to Mac

Beauty


If your a lipstick junkie/hoarder then you know how bad it gets when you have hundreds of lipsticks but you realistically only reach for the same couple. 

Mac have a great program called ‘back to Mac’ where you can return any 6 products/packaging and get a free lipstick of your choice! 

My closest Mac store is in my airport, and I have contacted Mac and they have said that I can exchang my products there for a lipstick, so hopefully on Sunday when I am there it will happen! 


I have 5 lipsticks and 1 liquid lipstick which I am exchanging, and these are all for different reasons. 


On the left is Impassioned, this was actually the first ever Mac lipstick I ever bought! I even remember the day, I was in Manchester with my friends. This lipstick is a really nice shade, and I obviously thought I would get a lot of wear out of it it in the summer, but I havnt. It’s also a pretty battered lipstick, the lipstick itself grinds against the packaging and doesn’t look nice. 

In the middle is another broken lipstick, I have no idea how this one got like this but it did and it’s a real shame because it’s one of my favourite nudes. It is in the shade Twig.

And on the right is Saint Germain, I bought this because I thought it would be great in the summer with a tan. But I actually don’t like it, in the packaging it looks a lovely shade but it doesn’t suit me.


On the left is the liquid in the shade High Drama, I bought this last year and literally have not used it and when I have tried to it just looks awful! It’s so patchy and hard to apply and keep on and is just not worth the effort! 

In the middle is Snob, this is most probally the one I would most like to keep out of all them but I needed to make up 6 so it didn’t make the cut of staying. But for me, it’s just a little to pink and I like either red or nude. 

And lastly is Heroine, this was a great idea when I bought it and it was a long time ago when I would actually wear something like this, but now, it’s not for me! 


Top to bottom 

Heroine,  Snob, Impassioned,  Twig Saint, Germain,  High Drama

If you want to see what lipstick I end up getting on Sunday then be sure to follow my Instagram account @toriiitoriii 

Victoria xx 

11 things to do this autumn 

Beauty

I love autumn, and I love winter, and I’m pretty sure I said I loved summer and spring at some point. But realistically I think I am more of an autumn winter kinda girl, summer was great when I used to spend it in California, but being in the UK kinda sucks so I’ve come to conclusion I cannot say I love summer the best. So here are 19 wonderful ideas to do this autumn, this is pretty much my to do list aswell so I can actually accomplish something and be productive and not just sit around doing nothing watching the leaves drop of the trees. 

1. Go on autumnal walks There is nothing better than getting a bit of fresh air, so why not head out of your cosy warm house into the brisk autumnal air trapping though piles of leaves and enjoying the fall colours. 


2. Get Baking Whether or not your a GBO fantatic baking doesn’t have to be hard, I recently came across pre made cookie dough in my local Asda. It’s so easy to use, just slice it and place it on a tray in the oven to get delicious smelling cookies (and house). 

3. Go shopping I love seeing a new season in with a few new items in my wardrobe, it’s just makes planning outfits that little bit more fun. This year I have been loving Primark for all their knitwear and bobble hats! 

4. Have (many) cosy nights in watching movies This one kind of explains itself. I will be doing a blogpost about my favourite shows to watch on a cosy day in next week. 

5. Have a full on pamper session I have just put up a post earlier this week about my autumnal pamper picks so be sure to head over and check that out. 

6. Drink a pumpkin spice latte (obvious I know) I was so late to the game this year, I didn’t get my PSL until the 30th September so I feel like I’ve missed out on it loads! But I’m sure I will be buying lots more before they go! 

7. Add some cosyness to your room Fairy lights and candles add a real cosy feeling to your room, even having them on and burning on a full autumn day makes it feel so much nicer. 

8. Buy a pumpkin and carve it (or just take photos with it) My dream is to go to a pumpkin patch and actually pick my own pumpkin but I can’t find anywhere near me, so buying one from a shop is the next closest thing! 


9. Switch up your make up for autumn Nothing says autumn like a berry or dark lip! 

10. Decorate your room for fall I am stocking up on pumpkins, they just make the cutest decoration to sit on top of dresses and they look really cute in photos! 



11. Start a new show Autumn & winter are great times to get interested in a new tv show and binge watch on cold miserable days!  

What’s in your to do list this autumn? Give me some ideas 🙂

Victoria xx

Autumnal eye shadow picks 

Beauty

Today is all the perfect autumnal eye shadows, a couple of these were new purchases this autumn but the majority are old ones. So here are my go to shades/palettes for the autumn months.

First up I have chosen four individual eye shadows, the two smaller ones are from Colourpop. These are in the shades LALA and Game Face, these two of my favourite all time shadows and tend to be my go to for traveling as their really small and easy to pack. 

The next two are from MUA Cosmetics in the shades Copper and Bronze, these are the cheapest eye shadows I own but they are still really good quality so you can even tell! 

The MUA Cosmetics Rusted Wonders palette is the perfect shimmer palette for autumn. The red has been my most worn shade so far, but these are all so pigmented and really easy to blend! Considering this was £3.50 I don’t think you can go wrong with it! 

The beautiful MAC Burgundy X 9 palette which is a couple of years old now, I havnt really got much wear out of this as it is very seasonal. That being said I will put it in my make up bag so I can remind myself to use it more! 

The top two are the Colourpop shadows (top Game Face bottom LALA). These two are my most worn pretty much all year but they are perfect for autumn, they are really long wearing I find it’s best to apply them with my finger so I get the most out the colour. 

The bottom two are by MUA Cosmetics (top bronze bottom copper). Out of these two I think I will be wearing Copper the most as it is as really rich warm coppery shade and incredibly pigmented considering how cheap these were!

The top four are from the MAC palette and the bottom four are from the MUA Cosmetics palette. Considering the huge difference in price I would say the quality of the shadows is near enough the same, although I think I will get more wear out of the MUA palette as they are perfect lid shades! 

What are your favourite shadows for autumn? 

Victoria xx 

My favourite nudes | Nudes perfect for work 

Beauty

If your anything like me then you like to wear make up for work, and a lipstick, ofcourse! Well I have the perfect lipsticks which look great, but look natural and don’t look like your trying to hard. 

These three lipsticks have become my most worn lipsticks since I started my new job back in January. A nude lip is not something I would tend to wear, I love a bright bold red lipstick which stands out. However, for work that’s not always the best idea, so a nude lip it is for work. 

Left to right 

Mac Velvet Teddy This is the lipstick which everyone and their mother knows about, I always forget about this lipstick and forget how beautiful and natural it really is. As it is matte it lasts for a pretty long time so you don’t need to worry about topping it up every 30 minutes. 

Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria This is slightly more brown toned where as Velvet Teddy has more red undertones on my skin. But this makes it such a lovely lipstick to wear as it looks really natural and doesn’t look to over the top. 

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Bear Hug This lipstick from Tanya Burr Cosmetics’s is the lightest of the 3 and a lot more natural. This is great for the days where you accuse little go a little over the top on your face makeup and don’t want to push it by wearing a noticlabe lipstick. 

Top to bottom 

Mac Velvet Teddy Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria Tany Burr Cosmetics Bear Hug 

As you can see from the swatches they are all really creamy and pigmented and so easy to wear! These are also ideal for when your on the go and don’t have a lot of time to work on your application. 

What are your go to nudes? 

Victoria xx 

Full body pamper routine 

Beauty

Today I am sharing my favourite pamper products and what I like to do to treat myself. I tend to only do a full on pamper routine like this before a special occasion like a holiday so this doesn’t happen every week! 

Face

For my face I have just picked out 3 essentials, I do a pretty intense skincare routine daily and there will be a post on that shortly. But for now here are the products I’ve picked for anpamper rouitne. The Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating face wash is such a pamper product in my eyes, it’s so soft and gentle and leaves my skin feeling great! 

Of course a pamper routine isn’t a really a pamper routine unless there is a face mask involved. I have picked the Soap and Glory De-Clog mask out of my collection as it is really fun to use and really does feel like it’s pulling all the dirt out of your skin! 

And then add loads of hydration back into my skin I like to do a hydrating sheet mask, my favourites are the Garnier masks as I know I can always rely on them! 

Body 

No pamper routine is complete without a shower (or a bath), I love using the Whats in it for me Body cleanser which was kindly gifted to me. This smells so fresh and invigorating and adds a pop of summer into my autumnal routine. It also contains so many good ingredients that keep your skin in tip top condition.

Next up, a body scrub! I have been wanting to try out a coffee scrub for the longest time so when this one from Bean Body arrived in the #lfbeautybox I was so happy! As of yet I have not used it, but I will Post a mini review over on my Instagram when I use it! @toriiitoriii

And to finish up treating my body I have been loving using the Zoella Beauty Body Pudding. What I love most about this moisturiser is the little little beads which pop and add even more goodness into your skin! 

Teeth 

Carbon Coco is the newest addition to my pamper routine as I was kindly gifted this! I still have yet to use it, but I’m sure it will be great as I’ve seen so many good reviews on it! Let me know if you want me to document my results! 


Hands & Hair 

For en extra little treat, especially in the colder months it’s good to take care of your hands as they are normally the body part which is out in the horrible weather. I have picked out the Skimono hand mask to use followed by Soap and Glory Hand Food to make my hands extra soft. 

And to finish, a hair oil from Forest & Shore! A hair oil has been a staple for me since the summer and so I use this one from Forest & Shore after every wash. It smells amazing and leaves my hair feeling so soft and managable! 

What products do you use for your pamper routine? 

Victoria xx 

Fall Makeup Routine 

Beauty

Today’s post is all about my fall makeup routine that I have been doing for the past couple of weeks. 

My fall makeup routine starts off with my favourite primer from The Ordinary, I just love the way this feels on my skin and how long it makes my make up last! For my foundation I have gone a shade lighter so I’m now in the shade NC15 which is a perfect match. I then conceal under my eyes using the Rimmel Wale Me Up Concealer. This is brightening and so it’s perfect for those dull autumn days. And then to add a bit of colour into my face and some shape I use the cream bronzer from Seventeen. I use this on my forehead and on my cheeks. 

On my cheeks I have been using Nars Laguna Bronzer which adds the slightest bit of shimmer to brighten your face up followed by the blush Dolce Vita which is a deeper toned blush perfect for autumn days. Finally on my cheeks I have been using a dusting of the Peonies Please from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. This is super pigmented and so you only need one swipe along your cheek bones. 

On my eye lashes I have been using Loreal Lash Superstar which is a double ended Mascara so you can build up loads of volume and length. 

As for the eyes, I wanted something really autumnal and bold so I picked the red shimmer shade from the MUA Cosmetics palette. It’s really pigmented, long lasting and looks great on! I then used a Colour Pop shadow in the shade Cornelius in the outer corner to blend it all together. 

And for my brows I have been loving using the powder from the Elf Brow kit, it’s the perfect shade for me (medium) and it’s really easy to work with to create natural look brows. Then of course I set using Loreal Brow Plumper. 

Finally, lips! To add a little bit of colour I like to use the Blackberry Coulis lip balm from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. And then to add even more colour the shade Amourous by Mac is a great shade for autumn! 

What’s your go to make up for autumn? 

Victoria 

Autumn Lip Picks 

Beauty

Welcome back, today’s post is all about my autumn lip picks! I have gone throw my collection and picked out the lipsticks which I think scream fall! 

I have picked out a real variety from the typical dark berries to the dark nudes. 

The three lipsticks across the top are pretty much my staples for autumn time. On the left is Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria, this is a less typical fall shade, but is very ideal for wearing to work as it’s still a dark nudey brown. In the middle is the prettiest shade, Charlotte by Nars! I need to wear this a lot more this year as it’s such a gorgeous dark plumy red shade perfect for adding a pop of autumn to your make up. And on the right is another work autumnal shade, Pink Cocoa from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. 

I have picked out two Colour Pop shades, on the left is Saturday and in the middle is Avenue. I really love the shades of these, but I don’t get along very well when wearing them, they flake off half my lips and look awful! Please let me know if there is a way to make these stay put, because I have so many and can’t use them! I then have two Mac lipsticks in the shades Whirl and Amourous. Whirl is definitely the more typical brown woodland shade where as Amourous has a hint of purple and berry shades. I have then also picked out a Mac liquid lipstick in the shade High Drama, this screams autumn and is the perfect dark lip! I also really love he formula of the Mac liquid lipsticks as they last for so long! 

I have also picked out a Revlon Liquid Lip Colour in the shade Addiction, this is really creamy and longlasting. And finally I have two soft matte lip creams from NYX, these are in the shades Transylvania and Copenhagen. To be honest I won’t be getting much wear out of these as they are really old and dried up but I can’t bring myself to get rid of them! 

After wiring this post I’ve realised how many autumnal lipsticks I need to start wearing! I’m sure I will pack quite a few of them to take away with me on my next holiday! 

Victoria xx 

Autumn Boots

Beauty


Obsessed doesn’t even cover how much I love these boots! So a little back story, this is my second pair. I bought these initially at the beginning of the year for work (yes, I had the best looking boots in the whole school) but I wore them so much, I wore them out. Now fast forward to October and I invested in my second pair, this time I decided to only save them for special occasions. That means so far they’ve only been worn twice, which is a shame because I want to show them off. 

These boots are the cheapest of the the specific style I’ve found in all the shops and websites, these were less than £30 from Amazon. 

As for the quality of the boots I think they are pretty decent, a lot better than Primark standards and they are much comfier than Primark footwear. 

I think these boots just make the perfect autumnal accessory to dress up a casual outfit and add some wow to your look. I will be living in these boots when I go to Geneva at the end of the month so there will ofcourse be lots of photos of them out and about. 

You can check them out Here

Let me know what you think to these boots.

Victoria xx

Things I’ve been loving in September 

Beauty

September feels like it has just gone by as quick as lightening, how have I already been back to work for 4 weeks and we are now 3 months away from Christmas! How crazy? But now we are in October, and I have chosen to take on the taste of blogging everyday for the whole month, I have the ideas, now I just need the motivation to keep it going for a whole 31 days! 


Makeup 

This month I really feel like I’ve found my make up favourites, I’ve found my perfect primer, foundation, concealer and mascara and I havnt switched it up. Since I started blogging I started collecting make up, and I’ve ended up with quite a bit but now I can defienlty stop buying unnessasarily and just stick to what I love! 

The Ordinary Primer has blown me away, I ofcourse bought it because everyone raves about  this brand (and I do too). The texture of it is really smooth and feels pretty much like the Benefit Porefessional but at a fraction of the price which makes it even better in my eyes. I am almost out of this which makes me so sad because The Ordinary products are really hard to get a hold of and they are always out of stock!

Mac Studio Fix foundation has been my number one bae since the summer, to be honest it’s a little bit to dark for me right now as I’m as pale as the moon, but I’m using it until it’s empty. This foundation over the top of the primer above is the perfect combination, it is really long lasting and looks natural but flawless at the same time. 

Under eye concealer is a bit of a tricky one, some are too drying, some are too cakey, but the Radiance Reveal from Bourjois is just right! This applied with the two products above is ofcourse the perfect match. 

And as for mascara, if you have not heard of this mascara then you must be on another planet! The Loreal Paradise Exactic mascara has been one of the most talked about mascaras in a while, and I can definitely see why. It’s so easy to apply, it does not clump, it creates volume and adds length! The perfect mascara.


Hair & Body 

In the summer I was sent a hair oil to try out from Forest & Shore and I am totally in love with it! I use it after every wash and it adds so much nourishment to my ends and has totally transformed my hair. You can buy it here

This month I have not one, but two, shower gel favourites. I was sent a lovely body cleanser from the brand What’s In It For Me..? in the summer and I pretty much use it on alternate nights with the My Bilou shower foam which I bought myself after seeing so many photos of it. Both of these shower gels are still very much on the summer side of things, but I like that, I’m still imagining I’m on a beach tanning instead of in the dreary UK weather!

Because I’m using oil in my hair after washing it, sometimes my hair looks a little too oily (still trying to work out how much to apply) I tend to use a dry shampoo on a daily basis. My go to dry shampoos are Co Lab Hair, I love the packaging so much and the fact that it doesn’t leave white residue when you spray it! 


Fashion 

These boots are pretty much my ride or die fashion piece for autumn and winter. Fun fact, this is my second pair of these boots, I loved them so much earlier this year I wore them out, so obviously I bought another pair for the new season. There are very similar to the ones you can find in high street store but so much cheaper. You can find them here

If you want to see more of what I get up to then head over to my Instagram account so you can stay up to date. 

Victoria xx 



Favourite Perfumes for Fall 🍁 

Beauty

Perfumes used to be my weakness but recently I have not bought one! Infact I have no bought one this year! Wow! Instead I have been trying to use up loads of them to free up some space. Each season I pick out my favourite scents and wear them none stop. Summer is easy, anything coconuty like Estée Lauder Bronze Godess but for Autumn it’s kind of tricky. 


I have managed to pick 5 scents out of my Collection which all smell completely different but all really good! 

Juicy Couture Peace Love & Juicy Couture Victoria’s Secret Noir 

Juicy Couture is a memory perfume, I bought my first bottle of this when I was in California so whenever I smell this it reminds me of that time. I am no good at explaining smells at all but I know it’s good. And that is the same with Noir Tease by Victoria’s Secret. These are kind of warm scents and really strong. 


Jimmy Choo Origional Georgio Armani Si Ralph Lauren Number 2 

And now on to the final 3, once again I can describe the smell. But interestingly I did not smell any of these before I bought them, I purely bought them because of what the bottle looked like. Jimmy Choo is another meme key scent as I have got through 3 bottles of this already as I wear it all the time in Autumn and winter months when I go out for Christmas parties. 

Basically what I am saying is you need to go and smell these yourself and make up your mind about them. But I am sure you will all love them as they are some of my favourites.