Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 Favourites

Bet you won't be able to guess how I'll start this post. I can't believe how quick this year has gone! But's it's true. Although the year has gone really quick, when I was looking back over it I realised how much has happened this year, and more importantly, obviously, how many new beauty items there has been! Let's get into it!

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Mehr - MacLipstick #1

Mac lipsticks seem to be some of the most popular products between beauty bloggers and I've read a fair few reviews on them but the one colour I had never heard much about was Mehr. So when I was in Mac the other day, which definitely happens far too often, I was surprised when I gravitated towards this shade.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Lips For The Day Itself, Christmas

Whether or not I go for a full face of makeup on Christmas day, I haven't yet decided but I know one thing for definite; I'll be wearing a red lip.
I definitely have my fair share of red lipsticks so any opportunity to bring out the red lips, I'm there. And Christmas day is most certainly the biggest opportunity.
So here are my suggestions!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Winter-y FOTD

Now it's getting towards Christmas and I'm feeling very festive, I'm loving reflecting this through my makeup. And for some reason, and I hope I'm not alone on this one, I feel like in the winter near Christmas I wear a lot more makeup that usual. So this definitely isn't a natural makep look but it's definitely leaning more towards Christmas colours! So I hope you enjoy! 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer

As you might know I've gone on about how much I love the match perfection foundation but I'd never tried the concealer until recently. If you've read any of my concealer reviews before you'll know I have the problem of finding warm-toned concealers. A lot of highstreet concealers lean more towards pinks and salmon colours, which are perfect for under the eyes but when you have more warm-toned skin they sometimes look a bit off. 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Light FOTD - Winter Edition

I love wearing makeup, I really do and I'm definitely someone who see's makeup as an optional thing. I enjoy putting it on and wearing it but some days I'm just not in the mood to go all out and spend 20 minutes blending out my eyeshadow, not that that happens often. So here's what I've been reaching for recently on the 'lighter' makeup days.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Beauty Wish List #1 - Xmas'14

As it's reaching that time of the year, yes you know it, Christmas I thought it was about time I did my first beauty wish list. My beauty wish list is forever changing and forever growing but ever so often I get to tick something off my wishlist and it's fabulousss! Anyway on to my wishlist.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Winter Nail Edit #1

Sally Hansen Nail polishes, they're something I've never tried until recently and now that it is well and truly winter I have started to drift more towards the darker nail polishes. So when I was in Wilkinsons and they had a offer on, well I couldn't resist.
sally hansen greige 372 swatch

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Makeup Revolution Vs MUA - highlighter

Makeup Revolution has hit the beauty scene pretty hard and I now have a fair few of their products. And if you've read my post where I went on about how great contouring is, you probably won't be surprised when I say that highlighting is also my new favourite thing. So of course I had to try one from Makeup Revolution. 
As two of the very affordable makeup brands on the market I decided to test out the MUA and the Makeup Revolution highlighters.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Matte Eyeshadow Base

The Maybelline Colour Tattoos have been so popular and have featured on almost everyone's blog it seemed. And I like them. They are fantastic bases or on their own but the one thing I disliked was the shimmer. On and On bronze was the perfect colour in the pot and when swatched but for some reason when I applied it it came off a little too shimmer-y but nothing too much.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Rimmel Vs Seventeen: Matte Powder

If you're anything like me setting your foundation with a powder is a must and I've definitely tried my fair share of powders. So recently I decided to test some new powders out and compare them to the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, that everyone and their dog has heard about! So today it's the turn of the Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder.

Rimmel Vs Seventeen Stay matte powder review

Monday, 17 November 2014

Collection Nude Palette

More neutral eyeshadows anyone? 
I definitely have more than my fair share of neutral eyeshadows, so much so I picked up this palette about 3 months ago and have only just got round to trying it out! I don't know whether it was the cardboard packaging or the fact I'm a creature of habit that put me off using and trying this. But I finally did. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Fig Leaf, The perfect nude

Natural Collection has never been a brand I've been interested in, or heard much about but the other day I was chilling in boots, which describes most Saturdays for me, and I decided I may as well try a few of their things as they are so affordable. I picked up this Moisture Shine lipstick in 'Fig Leaf'.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

A Different Way to Eyebrows

Eyebrows. Some people hate them, some people love them. For me it's one of my favourite things, it just really finishes off any look. So whenever there's a chance to try something new or different with my brows, I'm there. The newest 'thing' is using the maybelline colour tattoo as, almost, a brow gel.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Choc Chip Cookies - Baking #1

I love a good cookie, or any type of baking product to be honest, but cookies, to me are definitely the best. Choc chip cookies especially. You just can't go wrong with a good cookie, especially in the colder weather! So here's how I make them!

Friday, 31 October 2014

NYC Quad - South Street Seaport

My love for NYC has increased dramatically since my local superdrug got rid of the nyc stand! Yes, before they got rid of it I wasn't fussed but now it seems rare and special, so when I was in Nottingham and in their superdrug, bam I was over at the nyc stand.
And I picked up the eyeshadow quad in South Street Seaport.
nyc south street seaport review and swatch

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Art of Contouring

I think contouring is something a lot of people swear by but also the step a lot of people avoid. I know for me, when I first started with the whole makeup shenanigan, the thought of contouring was kinda intimidating. There was the fear of looking muddy, looking orange or having a too shimmery bronzer. 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

L'Oreal True Reds

L'Oreal True Red Swatch ReviewL'Oreal True Reds Reviews

When I saw these on their website I kinda squealed. Red lipstick is my weakness, add the amazing packaging and I'm sold! So of course I popped down to boots and there they were, sold out. But my hunt didn't finish there. Anyway I ended up being able to get two, and probably the ones I would have gone for. Blake's Red and Eva's Red.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Autumnal Lips

Autumn has well and truly come and by that I mean it's blumming freezing. But Autumn is by far my favourite season for anything fashion or beauty related so here are my autumnal lipstick favourites! And quite surprisingly they're not all red!

Fall Autumn drugstore highstreet lipstick

Monday, 6 October 2014

Seventeen Define & Conquer

So this is new. I hadn't heard anything about it and I happened to be scrolling through the boots website when I saw this and I'm guessing it was the day or so that it came out because it was sold out in every shade. Anyway so I assumed my local boots would probably have some and I'd check the next time I was in town. Low and behold, no they didn't. Long story short my other local boots did but this one was the last one so it seems like they are really selling well.Seventeen Define & contour review

Friday, 3 October 2014

Essence Lip Liners

Lip Liner. It's nothing I've ever been fussed about. I don't tend to use lip liners, even with red lipsticks but when the Essence stand was added to my local Wilkinsons, for some reason, I decided to pick up two of their lip liners. And I'm now hooked.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Max Factor Lipfinity

I very rarely go to Boots, well that's a lie but I don't usually go looking for a specific lip colour but the other day I was after something slightly more interesting than a standard lipstick and in a certain colour to go with a dress I had! I was looking for a dark mauve-y pink colour. And as it was a big boots store, a lot of brands had counters so the very nice lady at the Max Factor counter recommend this.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Oh the Joy of Mondays #5

Another 'Oh the Joy of Mondays' post! I really enjoy writing the posts and finding the products for this sort of 'series'. Over the Summer, when I was at home a lot, there was very little stress or business so the whole idea of 'Oh the Joy of Mondays' didn't really work. The idea of 'Oh the Joy of Mondays' is that Monday is no-one favourite day and especially not mine, so I always try to put time aside on a Monday evening to have a nice relaxing bath and pamper session! So on to the products!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Lazy Day Makeup

I mostly definitely have lazy days, normally at the weekend but sometimes they hit me midweek and I still need to make myself look presentable. And funnily enough I have quite a few lazy days so I have a whole routine now with products that are easy to use and that I know work when I'm in a rush!
lazy day makeup - tea tree face wash the body shop

Sunday, 14 September 2014

L'Oreal Ever Sleek Conditioner

If you've seen my recent empties post you'll know I just finished my conditioner and, as I said in that post, I tend to try change my conditioner up quite often. I find my hair gets used to a certain conditioner. Don't even know if that is possible, but that's how I feel, so I was on the hunt for a different conditioner. And when I was chilling in Wilkinsons, that'll I'll admit I do way to often, in my defence their home section is pretty amazing, I saw they had the new L'Oreal Ever range on offer. It was half price which brought it down from £6 to £3 so I then thought why not? Maybe as well give it a go.
L'Oreal Ever Conditioner review

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Empties #2

Ahh, the time has come to go through the pile of empties in the corner of my bathroom. This month has been quite a good month of using up products, which is always a good feeling, until it comes to repurchasing them. So the little, or not so little, pile was getting a bit out of hand.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Another Neutral Palette..

I tried to resist, I really did. By no means did I need a new neutral palette but with all the hype around Makeup Revolution I knew I wanted to try something out so of course I went for a neutral palette. I went for their Ultra 32 shade eyeshadow called Flawless, which was £8.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

100 followers Giveaway!

I can't even believe I'm writing this. If you want to skip past all this wishy-washy stuff to the actual giveaway feel free, I don't blame you.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Autumn OOTD

I feel like I'm a little eager on this one as it's only the 2nd of September but Autumn is my favourite season so it can never start to early!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Worth the hype? They're Real Liner

This liner has had a lot of hype and a mean a lot of hype. And when it first came out I really wasn't fussed about it. If I was going to spend money on higher end make up the last thing I would go for was an eye liner, or so I thought. Long story short, I swatched it more than once at a benefit counter and then couldn't resist getting it.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Rimmel Apocalips Vs Revlon Moisture Stain

Opaque liquid lipsticks are the big thing in the lipstick world at the moment. So of course I've tried and tested almost all of them and the latest additions to my collection are the Revlon Colourstay moisture stains. And I thought with the amount of different liquid lipsticks the highstreet brands are coming out with, it was a perfect opportunity for a comparison.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Models Own - Purple Blue

I caved. I was trying so badly not to add to my nail polish collection (I'll admit it's a bit out of hand) but I did. But .. It was worth it and my justification is that this new polish is a lot different from anything I own.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Wilko Eye Makeup Brush - Review

Makeup brushes are one of those things I hate spending money on. No matter how good the makeup brushes are I still hate spending tons of them. It's just one of those things.
But when Wilkinsons, one of the last places I expected to bring out brushes, brought out their own range of brushes I was drawn in. 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Oh the Joy of Monday #4

So this was meant to be a six weekly thing but ya know, six monthly will do, right? 
My Monday nights usually consist of having a nice warm bath, a bit of a pamper and a time for me to try out new products, so my excuse for the lack of posts over the Summer is that baths aren't as appealing in the heat.
But it's back, hopefully, every few months from now on!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Summer : FOTD

I kept making a mental note to do a Summer FOTD, preferably in June or July but just kept forgetting. And when I was turning my Calander over to August it hit me that Summers well on it's way and I still haven't done one! So here it is!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Highstreet Picks!

The highstreet does makeup pretty darn well and there's so many different products so I decided to pick out some my long term favourites and put them all into a post!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Week in: Paris, Nice.

Good morning!
This is something a little different to what I normally do but it's basically just a few pretty pictures and me going on about what I've been doing this week! And I would love to do more of these, unfortunately my weeks aren't usually this interesting!

Monday, 21 July 2014

L'Oreal True Match - Foundation

 This spring/summer I seemed to have tanned a lot more than I usually do,(and by no means am I complaining!) but it did mean I needed to go foundation shopping; which normally starts off great and gradually goes down hill once you've tried to match yourself to 10 different foundations in 10 different shades.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

My Travel Makeup Bag

Summer is finally and truly here which means holidays! Which means travel makeup so here is what I'll be packing for my holidays!

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Revlon Colourstay eyeshadow - Moonlit

I've never heard much about Revlon eyeshadows so the other day when I was in boots I decided to pick up one of their quads as it was 3 for 2. I went for the shade 'Moonlit'.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Summer Swap Outs

As the warmer weather has finally come, I decided to go through my makeup and swap some products with more Summer suitable ones. This is probably one of my favourites things to do as I always find some old gems! 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Favourties - June'14

June's gone already! And now it's July, which means it's definitely 100% Summer! And it also mean there's been more beauty favourites from the last month!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Maybelline - Colour Show Acid Wash

Ooh Look another nail polish! I have too many, but yet every new shade seems a bit different to the last. My newest addition my collection is Maybelline's Color Show Acid Wash Effect in Lilac Rebel.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Glossy Vs Matte - Red Edition

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to lipstick. Some people like matte, some people like glossy. I've always been a bit of a 'go big or go home' kind of person with lipstick and to me, matte lipstick is 'bigger'. But recently I've started to lean towards glosses more. *Duh duh duuuuh*

Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Liebster award!

I would like to thank, not only my Mum..
All jokes aside, I would like to thank Emma (dino's beauty diary) so much for nominating my blog for the Liebster award! It means so much to me that people are actually reading and enjoying my blog! So Thank you very much Emma!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Maybelline Colour Sensational Gloss

The Maybelline Colour Sensational shine glosses have had a lot of hype around them so of course I had to pick one up to give it a go!

Friday, 13 June 2014

Easy Brows??

I'm extremely new to brows as I'm quite lucky, I have naturally dark hair, my brows are quite dark so I've never been that eager to fill them in for definition. Despite them being dark, they definitely aren't perfect and some days I would wish I had something quick and easy just to finish them off.
And I think I've found it.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal recently brought out these new mono eyeshadows and I'm a bit of a sucker for new eyeshadows so of course I had to pick some up. I picked up three neutral shades as I was going for the more everyday shades, but they do have a really good selection of colours.