Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Black Friday Eyeshadow Haul + Swatches

This post has been one that I've been so excited to share with you guys since the day I placed this order. You all by now probably understand my love for makeup so when I saw Anastasia Bevely Hills had 60% off single shadows on Black Friday I flew over to my laptop and placed my order as fast as I possibly could. A lot of the shades I wanted had sold out but I still managed to get my hands on all these. I added all the shades I'd actually wear into my basket and checked out so here we are now showing the damage I managed to do to my poor bank balance.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

My Top 7 Tips For Avoiding A Cakey Base

Makeup is a wonderful thing, it gives us the ability to enhance our features and play around with different colours and products to create a look that works for us. The one thing that plays a big part in the overall makeup look is your base, a good base is going to create the perfect canvas but it can easily go wrong leaving you with serious cake face. We've all had that dreaded situation where you've done your makeup and then step outside and see it in natural light and gasp with shock - I can't be the only one right? Well over the years I've found ways that work for me to prevent that cakey looking base and today I thought I'd share some of them with you.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Products I'm Currently Loving #5

Somehow we're already 5 days into December, Christmas is coming round faster than I'm ready for and it's reminding me I still have Christmas presents to buy! I'm one of those people that leave everything to the last minute so I expect I won't start wrapping till the 24th, maybe one day I'll eventually become a more organised person. As for todays post, I'm talking about my current favourites and I can't believe I haven't shared one since September!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

My Favourite Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek shadows won over the hearts of many beauty lovers when they first came onto the scene back in 2011, myself included. The thing I really like about MUG is that their shadows are affordable, high quality and come in a variety of colours, but do be warned they are incredibly addictive and you'll be left wanting to fill your palette asap. Coming in single pans means that customising your own palette has never been easier, no depotting, no shadows that sit unused because you only bought a certain palette for a few of the shades.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Recent Beauty Purchases | MAC, Nars & NYX Haul

Sometimes you've just got to treat yo'self, and whilst some people might treat themselves to a new lipstick I seem to take it to the next level and here we are now, god knows how much poorer but hey new makeup makes it all worth it. Although I should really be Christmas shopping (for others, not myself!), I've been having the migraines from hell the past couple of weeks which lead to me justifying a 'little' online treat, but the most annoying thing has been that I've been too ill to even wear makeup and having all this makeup sat untouched is KILLING ME.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Makeup Look | ABH Pink Champagne

It's official, the pink hair is back and I couldn't be happier! After being platinum for a good few months I decided it was finally time to add some colour back into my hair and pink was the obvious choice! To go with my new hair I wanted to put together a look using one of my all time favourite shadows, Anastasia Beverly Hills Pink Champagne. It's such a 'me' colour and I find it adds instant glam to a look. Paired with my current favourite lip combo, I find this look so easy to wear keeping the eyes fairly simple whilst adding that pop of glowy goodness.

Monday, 31 October 2016

So Things Are Going Change Around Here

Blogging has been a massive part of my life for the past 4 and a half years now. It's crazy how something that started with 16 year old me rambling on about lipsticks and my latest beauty purchases turned into something that has given me so many opportunities as well bringing so many lovely people into my life at the time I felt like I had nobody. I'm so surprised I've stuck to it for so many years, my blogs seen me go from the 16 year old punk rock wannabe to an almost 21 year old glitter loving makeup artist and everything in between. Whilst looking back at old posts is mega cringe it also shows me how much I've changed as a person and it makes me proud to see that journey.

Monday, 24 October 2016

MAC Burgundy Times Nine Palette

Burgundy eyeshadows are my thing, the amount of mornings I have to stop myself from creating a warm toned burgundy eye and actually use different colours is unreal, my Instagram would literally be full of the same look over and over! Being such a burgundy lover means my warm toned eyeshadow collection is becoming obsessive, but now that Autumn's here it gives me even more reason to wear them and there's one palette I find myself reaching for the most, the MAC Burgundy Times Nine Palette.

Friday, 21 October 2016

My Honest Experience With Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are fairly controversial when it comes to the beauty world. Ever since the whole big lip trend came around it's become a lot more known to the world which has lead to a lot of mixed views. I personally have always believed that if a person wants to alter something on their body and it doesn't harm them then go for it, understandably everybody has a different opinion but that's always been my way of seeing it. A few months ago I took the plunge and got lip fillers myself and today I thought I'd share my honest opinion on my experience for anyone considering it, or just for anybody that wants to know more about it.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Recent High End Beauty Purchases

Makeup is my weakness, there's just something so addictive about picking up new products and lets be real 99% of my spare money goes on makeup but lipstick or food? Lipstick always wins. Since booking New York back in July I was on a bit of a spending ban whilst I payed for that but now the bans over it was time for some serious hauling, the spending ban almost killed me so it was time to treat myself! Typical me didn't just stop with the one item so today I thought I'd share everything I've picked up, I love a good haul post!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Products I'm Currently Loving #4

Can we take a second to let the fact we're already almost done with September sink in, time really is flying by this year! This means there's only a few days till I start my Open University degree and I'm so nervous/excited as it's been a while since I've been in education so I've got to get used to that again... eeep! Being that we're in September also means Autumns officially here and I couldn't be happier! Autumn is my absolute favourite time of the year, I love everything about it. Pass me a hot chocolate, my fluffy socks and a plaid scarf and I'm a happy girl, can it just be Autumn all year?

Friday, 16 September 2016

The Baking Must-Have | RCMA No Color Powder

Baking is all the rage these days, and no I don't mean spending hours in the kitchen trying your best to be the next Mary Berry, I mean baking your face. If you follow the beauty community then you're probably so over baking by now but for those who don't, baking is simply taking a loose powder and heavily applying it to areas you'd like to set such as under the eyes, chin and forehead and then leaving the product to warm into the skin for about 5-10 minutes until you dust it off, leaving a crease free flawless finish.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Repurchases

Buying makeup is great, I love the excitement that comes with trying new products but there's some staples in my stash that have earned themselves serious holy grail status meaning running out of them is something I'm not willing to accept, and I rush out to repurchase them like my life depends on it. On a recent session of late night shopping I found myself on Feel Unique topping up on some recent empties so I thought hey, why not blog about them! It's about time I dedicate a post to these gems.

Monday, 12 September 2016

First Impressions: Kat Von D London Calling Set

This is not a drill, Kat Von D is launching at Debenhams here in the UK tomorrow and this has got me feeling all the feels. I'm sure if you follow the beauty community you'd have probably heard this news a while ago but now the launch dates only a matter of hours away I'm ready to throw my debit card at my computer and eagerly wait for my parcel to arrive... hello new makeup, and of course haul posts.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

5 Binge Worthy TV Shows Worth The Watch

There's nothing better than getting home, putting your pyjamas on and camping on the sofa for a Netflix session - that's pretty much how my days end, I know it's a wild life I live. I love finding new shows to watch, and I admit that I get way too hocked on TV shows leaving me feeling as if I'm actually in the show, trying to close my laptop at night and actually sleep is becoming a real struggle... "just one more episode, oh look it's 2am... oops". Today I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you, warning: you may become hooked.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Learning To Love Liquid Lipsticks

Liquid lipsticks have become all the rage these days, having such a long wearing formula whilst packing a seriously pigmented punch makes them a staple in a lot of peoples makeup routines. With such a hype surrounding them I obviously had to get on board with it and I've fast become a liquid lipstick addict, ooops. As great as they are, they're not the easiest product to wear as they're super matte so today I thought I'd share a few of the tips I've found help make liquid lipsticks that little bit easier to wear.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Seventeen Mega Matte Lipsticks

Did I need more lipsticks? No. Did I buy more lipsticks? Yes, oops. I just can't resist mattes, and these budget friendly buys from Seventeen come in at only £4.49 each making them totally more justifiable. Matte lipsticks really are all the rage these days and it's no surprise, they're known for being more pigmented and longer lasting compared to other formulas which for me makes matte my lipstick formula of choice. The only downside is that they can be drying, meaning that although many brands try to master the formula, some just leave you needing more than just a ridiculously thick layer of lip balm.

Monday, 22 August 2016

La Roche-Posay Toleraine Ultra Nuit

Back in July when I posted a first impressions post on the recent additions to my ever-growing skincare collection I spoke a bit about how much I was loving the La Roche-Posay Toleraine Ultra Nuit. I promised a full review after I'd tried it some more so here we are with a whole post dedicated to this little skincare gem, and let's just say it's impressed me more than I thought it ever could.

Friday, 12 August 2016

5 More High End Beauty Products That Are Worth The Splurge

A post dedicated to my love for high end makeup? I don't think I've ever found a post so easy to write in all my years of blogging. Ever since sharing my last 5 products worth the splurge post I've had a list sat on my phone full of more products for another post so today I'd get around to sharing it! Prepare to read me rambling on about high end products I adore because there's a strong chance i'll ramble... spoiler: I do.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Sephora Wishlist | Summer 2016

Sephora is every makeup lovers dream. Whilst I'm still yet to actually step foot in one (at least for another 238 days), I can't help myself browsing the website getting carried away planning my next beauty purchases. With my trip to New York getting closer I've been even more excited about visiting Sephora and the thought of all that new makeup I'm planning on buying. Whilst I'm currently on a pre New York spending ban, today I thought I'd share my current wishlist full of the products I'm lusting after from the Sephora website.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Products I'm Currently Loving #3

I can't believe how fast July really went by, I feel like I say that at the beginning of every month but something about July made it fly by even faster than usual. Being that we're officially in August means the Christmas excitement has officially begun and I'm so ready for the cooler weather, seasonal hot drinks and boxing day sales... #shopaholicproblems. Don't even get me started on the decorations. Before I burst from excitement, let's bring it back to the present summertime. Today I'm talking about the products I've been loving lately, and there's been a lot!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Blog Sale 2016 | MAC, Urban Decay, YSL, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Nars, Smashbox & More

Hello everybody! Today's post is something a bit different to usual as it's certainly been a while since I've held a blog sale, it's throwing me right back to the early days of blogging! As I spoke about in my last post, I'm off to New York in just over 240 days so I'm in serious money saving mode meaning I'm having to say goodbye to some of my makeup stash - I like to call it selling makeup to buy more makeup. 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Life Lately #3

As much as I love to sit here and ramble on about makeup, sometimes it's nice to sit down and have a little chat about my life giving me space to rant in my virtual diary as well as giving you an insight into life as lets be real we all like to be a little nosey from time to time. So lets talk about my life lately... well it's been absolutely bloody fantastic recently. I feel like I have so many things to talk about that the words are coming out faster than I can type so I'm just going to number them and see how we get on.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Recent Skincare Purchases + First Impressions

Whilst I technically didn't need to add anymore skincare items to my already overflowing bathroom shelves, I just can't seem to get my skincare addiction under control and I'm always the look out for new products to try so here we are with yet another haul style post (I promise I do more than just shop all the time). I've recently been giving some drugstore/high street skincare options a try and here's what I've been thinking about them all.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation Review

Foundations are my thing, I love trying them, I love buying them and the minute I hear about a new release I'm onto it - add either 'smoothing', 'poreless' or 'blurring' into the name and you've instantly sold it to me. The newest addition to my stash and one I've had my eyes on for a while now is the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. Whilst it's still fairly new to the UK, those lucky enough to be over in America have had this foundation for a while now meaning it's been raved about by a lot of beauty gurus making me instantly need it in my life.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

My Skin Saviour: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Skincare is one of my favourite aspects of the beauty world, I love trying new products from various brands on my quest for perfect skin. One of the products that I've fallen head over heels for since introducing it into my skincare routine is the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and today I wanted to rave about it with you all (spoiler: you'll probably want to buy this by the end of the post).

Monday, 20 June 2016

A Long Overdue MAC Haul

MAC will always hold a special place in my heart, no matter how many different brands I try I'll always come back to them and I know that whatever colour or product I need they'll do it. A couple of weeks ago I ended up going a bit MAC crazy when I was placing an online order but it had been a while since I'd bought anything from them so the splurge was justified and a MAC haul was overdue - I just love makeup and have no self control damn.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Products I'm Currently Loving #2

May was a rather spendy month for me -nothing new there then- which meant lots of new additions to my makeup collection, spoiler: expect hauls to come over the coming weeks. With the new additions came lots of new loves which made cutting down the products for this post rather challenging but we made it, phew. These are the products I've been loving lately.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Haul

Last week whilst I was in London I decided to head over to Covent Garden to do some serious makeup shopping - it would have been rude not to! Covent Garden is my favourite place to shop for makeup when I'm in London and I knew I needed to take a trip into the fairly new Charlotte Tilbury store. Walking in the door felt like I was stepping into a magical world of makeup so I obviously ended up going on a little rather spendy haul.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Photo Diary: A Weekend In London

On Thursday me and my family headed into London for a little city break. We've had a few nights away booked for a while now so I was glad the time finally came around as London is one of my favourite places and we were all in need of a little break. Besides the amount of shopping I intended on doing, the main reason for going was for Comic Con, an event full of all things comic/cartoon/super hero that my brother wanted to go to.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Spring Beauty Favourites

Spring, oh how I love you. Lighter evenings, warmer weather, and of course the makeup - spring makeup will always be my favourite! I love how fresh and glowy spring time makeup is compared to the vampy Winter mattes, and with all the new makeup releases it's a makeup lovers dream. I'm weak and I can't say no to pretty new makeup damn.

Monday, 16 May 2016

A Little Lush Haul

You know the drill, you nip into Lush to pick up one thing and before you know it you're walking out the door with a bag full of products that you didn't necessarily need but smelt so good that you couldn't resist... please tell me I'm not the only one?! Ok phew.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Products I'm Currently Loving

So this post was originally meant to go up a few days ago but as my life was so busy during April I just couldn't find the time to even think about blogging, so here we are with my delayed April favourites post with a pimped up name to make it sound as if I'm not such a crappy blogger! I'm so glad that I've got a calmer May with plenty of time for blogging and then I'm going away for a couple of days at the end of the month which I can't wait for. Anyway back to todays post, here are some of my current favourites.

Monday, 18 April 2016

5 High End Beauty Products Worth The Splurge

High end makeup is my weakness, it's no secret around here as I'm always raving about the latest additions to my collection and as much as I love a drugstore bargain, there's just something about high end makeup that will always win my heart over (not so much my bank balance). Here are my top 5 splurge-worthy beauty picks.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

My Evening Skincare Routine

Skincare is something that I'm really into, I love trying new products to help out with any skin concerns and whilst skincare may seem like a chore to some people, I love having a mini pamper session at the end of the day. Whilst it may have taken years to find the perfect combination of products to tackle my combination skin, I think I've finally found it so today I thought I'd share my skincare routine with you.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Boots Haul | Spring 2016

You know when you walk into Boots just to pick up one item and somehow end up leaving with a bag full of products that you didn't necessarily need? Well that was todays situation. To attempt to justify it it's been a while since I went on a drugstore splurge and there was just so many pretty products that I couldn't say no to, and with the release of a few new Spring collections I was in my element swatching away for a lot longer than I should have been - I left with a rather colourful hand covered in swatches!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Monthly Favourites | March 2016

So now it's officially April does that mean I should stop with all the Easter chocolate because my waists saying yes but my hearts telling me no. Life decisions. Besides chocolate, March was actually a rather spendy month for me makeup wise -let's be real most months I spend much more than I really should- but March has seen the addition of quite new items to my collection, I blame it on the release of Spring/Summer collections mixed with Easter offers, I'm weak. Enough rambling, these are the products I've loved throughout March.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

My Favourite Apps For Editing Blog & Instagram Pictures

For me taking and editing pictures is the one thing I seem to spend the most time on when it comes to putting together a blog post, and the same goes for Instagram. What may appear to be a simple flatlay has had a lot more time, thought and effort put into it behind the scenes - I'm sure my fellow bloggers/Instgramers will agree! Whilst this post isn't exactly revolutionary to the blogging world and there's plenty floating around, everyone has their own ways of editing and it's something that I'm asked a lot about so today I thought I'd share a few of my favourite apps with you.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Rosie For Autograph Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Movie Star Crush

Rosie For Autograph Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Movie Star Crush
The Rosie For Autograph collection first caught my eye when I started seeing pictures pop up over social media and with me being the makeup lover I am I obviously had to check it out! Not only was the rose gold packaging to die for, the fact it was Rosie Huntington-Whitely's collection made it 100x more appealing as who doesn't dream of being as beautiful as her?!

Monday, 21 March 2016

My Everyday Base: Spring Edition

So whilst we're only on the second official day of Spring I thought I'd get a bit ahead of myself and share my current everyday base with you - the Spring part just looked nicer on the end of the title as lets be real the weather in England isn't exactly very Spring like at the moment! When the Spring time (eventually) comes I do like to switch up my base routine for more lightweight effortless yet long lasting products that leave my skin looking like skin and this combination of products has been perfect for that.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Life Lately #2

So I thought I'd take some time out from binge watching Grey's Anatomy to stop by and say hello, I am indeed still alive. It's been strange not blogging and hardly posting on social media but life has just hugely got in the way the past month or so which you'll be aware of if you read my last life lately post.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

New In From Soap & Glory + First Impressions

When it comes to drugstore brands, Soap & Glory are certainly one of my favourites. Not only do their products come in the cutest packing possible, the products I've tried I've loved and some are even staples in my everyday makeup routine. When I saw the release of all their new products I couldn't wait to give them a try, and when I saw they were all on offer on the Boots website I went a bit online shopping crazy and decided to buy myself and my mum some of the new releases. Today I wanted to share my thoughts on them so far.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Beauty Haul: Birthday Edition

Hello blog, it's been a while (again). The day after my last post went up explaining why I'd been a bit absent in the blogging world recently, things took a turn for the worst pretty fast and I was taken back into hospital. To be honest a lot of that day is a blur to me, but what I do remember was being in the worst pain I've ever felt in my life (I'm not even exaggerating) and having seizure after seizure. When I finally fully "woke up" it was the following day and I'd been moved up to a ward. I was in for about a week after that seeing various different doctors and going through various different tests. Turns out it's the pressure in my brain again but it's a long complicated story on how they're going to treat it due to my other illnesses that I won't bore you all with! 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Life Lately.

If you follow me on social media I'm sure you'd have seen that I've been in hospital the past couple of days thanks to my disaster of a brain. I got taken in after I started to notice the symptoms of the pressure on my brain coming back, so after I went to the optician they confirmed the swelling was back behind my eyes so it was time to go into hospital to get it sorted.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Monthly Favourites | January 2016

February is here meaning today marks 9 days until I turn 20, twenty, 2 0. I'm officially closing the teen chapter of my life and entering full on adulthood and it's such a weird feeling! I really do still feel like my 14 year old self except with more commitments and adult stress, apparently the 20's is when you're really meant to get your shit together, I wonder if that'll ever happen! 

Sunday, 31 January 2016

A Few Of My Favourite Blogs

There's nothing I love more than getting home after a long day, putting my pyjamas on, making myself a big cup of coffee and sitting down to get lost in the world of blogs - in fact that's the current plans for the rest of my Sunday evening! Being a blogger I love reading other blogs because I love to see how other people write, take their photographs and just generally have a nose into what they've been up to lately.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

My Tips For Battling Dull/Dry Winter Skin

Winter time can have a big affect on the skin leaving it more on the drier side. When the seasons change, I always end up swapping up my skincare and makeup routines to suite my skin, I'm currently in serious moisturising mode! As annoying as dry skin is, it can also end up making the skin appear slightly dull or flat looking so today I thought I'd share some of my tips and tricks with you!

Monday, 25 January 2016

My Current Favourite Primer Duo

Priming is vital for me, not only does it help create the perfect base for makeup application they can also help prolong the wear of your makeup. Priming is even more vital at the moment as I'm battling the worst cold/flu I think I've ever had so my skin is looking rather dull, ghostly and generally pretty crappy - and don't even get me started on my nose, it's currently giving Roudolf serious competition. 

Friday, 22 January 2016

A Look Inside My IKEA Malm Dressing Table

Lets be real, we all love having a good peak into others makeup collections, they happen to be one of my favourite posts to read and videos to watch and often end up giving me serious makeup collection envy! Today I thought I'd share a little look into my trusty Malm Dressing Table that houses a majority of my ever growing makeup collection.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

My Love For Zoeva Brushes

When it comes to makeup brushes I'm really fussy, I like to stick to the brands I like and trust and don't tend to venture out of them - something which is surprising being the makeup addict I am! Zoeva are one of the brands I've loved dearly for many years and they've always impressed me when I've added new brushes to my collection.
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