Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Blogmas Day 2: Gift Guide for Her

Giving presents to all my loved ones is one of my favourite parts of Christmas. I got so excited about planning my wrapping (yes I go way overboard with the wrapping!) and actually wrapped all the presents by December 1st and taking photos for the gift guides went out the window. I have picked out 5 of what I think are the top gifts for the women in your life this Christmas whether its your mam, sister or girlfriend. All of the gift ideas are something I am giving as a gift this Christmas
A Ted Baker purse is a gift I think any lady in your life would appreciate, I received one as a gift for my birthday and I am still in love with it. You can choose from beautiful classic designs to bright colours and patterned designs, there is something for everyone. It is the perfect accessory for all year round. 
This is currently the must have product in the beauty world and if the lady in your life is a beauty addict this would be the perfect gift for them! The blush palette offers three of their Ambient Blushes one of which is limited edition to this palette. Hourglass claims the blushes creates seamless, subtle, multi-dimensional colour for natural-looking radiance and who doesn't want this?
A more affordable gift now this Body Shop Glaze Apple gift set is so delicious it smells good enough to eat (I wouldn't recommend that though!) You can't go wrong with any of the Body Shop gift sets the Frosted Cranberry range also smells amazing. You get good value for your money and body shop products are great quality.
Jo Malone are knocking it out of the park this year with Christmas gifts. Here is one of their candles in Sweet Almond and Macaroon candle which smells absolutely divine. It comes beautifully wrapped and at £40 this is definitely a luxurious gift.
The most luxurious and expensive gift in my gift guide is this Tom Ford quad. I would be beyond excited to receive anything from Tom Ford as everything in his line is absolutely stunning. Even with the soul destroying price of £63 these palettes make the perfect luxurious gifts. The shadows themselves are pigmented and buttery smooth, the packaging is not only utterly beautiful but practical too.
If your looking for inspiration for your own Christmas wishlist or gifts for your loved ones I hope you found this post useful.


Monday, 1 December 2014

It's begining to look alot like BLOGMAS!

Yayyyyy! Christmas is my favourite time of the year, I love everything about it Christmas trees, All the sparkly lights, Spending quality time with loved ones and All the festive cheer everyone just seems to be in a better mood!
This year hasn't been the best so I've decided to end it with a bang by attempting to do Blogmas. See the word attempting? I cant promise anything but I will try my very best. I will be posting a variety of blog posts every day until Christmas day, you can expect to see posts such as:
  • Christmas Gift Guides
  • Day in the life posts
  • Christmas wrapping ideas
  • My Christmas Wishlist
  • Everyday winter makeup looks & much more
I hope your excited as I am, see you tomorrow!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Dior Addict IT Lash Mascara

I've been MIA for what seems like forever from my blog, my bad! So to kick things off again I'm back today with a product review. Like myself if you have found yourself on the hunt for that "Holy Grail" mascara then fear not Dior Addict IT Lash is the answer to all your prays! IT Lash is Dior's latest mascara that promises length, volume and vibrant colour and let me tell you it delivers!


The packaging for IT Lash isn't like the regular Dior mascara packaging, it is housed it a sleek square tube similar to Dior Addict Glosses. The wand of the mascara is made from rubber, my personal preference when it comes to mascara wands. The wand is straight with short spikey bristles with bristles on the very tip of the wand, similar to Benefit They're Real mascara. The bristles are firm but flexible making application to those awkward hard to reach lashes a breeze. 

The formula for IT Lash is not to wet and dries quickly. Although IT Lash is not a waterproof mascara it has not flaked, transferred or smudged on me. I have found the mascara holds a curl extremely well, separates and declumps the lashes as you apply, the staying power of this mascara is outstanding and still looks the same at the end of the day when you come to remove your makeup. Speaking of removing the mascara it is the easiest mascara I have ever came across to remove!

While IT Lash is predominately a lengthening mascara, it gives the desired amount of volume however I have found that extra volume is easily achieved by using the tip of the mascara wand. Although I haven't had the guts to splash out on one of the coloured mascaras IT- Black is visibly more intensely black than any other mascara I have tried. Like all high end brands this mascara comes with the hefty price tag of £22 although expensive I'd say it was worth it.

The bottom line is Dior IT Lash mascara has you covered for those perfect lashes we all desire.
Thanks for reading

Friday, 16 May 2014

What's On My Face #1


This week I've been loving this fresh/natural makeup look. Earlier in the week I bit the bullet cut my hair cut. I had been wanting my hair cut shorter for a while as I found it boring and "lifeless" so I got 7 inches got off and some layers added for some volume. I am absolutely loving it!
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation "Mont Blanc"// Benefit Box Powder "Hoola" & "Rockateur"// Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer "Chantilly"// Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer "Ivory"
Benefit Lemon Aid Corrector Eyelid Primer// Bourjois Paris Colour Edition 24h Eyeshadow "Petale de Glace"// Mac Eyeshadow "All That Glitters" & "Sable"// Benefit BadGal Waterproof Eyeliner "Espresso"// Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara "Dark Brown"// Max Factor Clump Defy Volumising Mascara "Black"
Mac Lipstick "Hue"// Barry M LipGloss Wand "02 Toffee"
Thanks for reading!

Monday, 12 May 2014

Everyday Makeup Product's

I thought I would do a little post on my everyday makeup products that I am currently using on a daily basis. I am for sure a girl who gets stuck in a rut with my makeup until I get completely bored of the product. I've been enjoying wearing a "fresh" makeup look recently, healthy glowy skin paired with natural eyes and lips.
Face Products

Bronzer & Blusher

Eye Products
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Lip Product
List of Products
Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation "Mont Blanc"
Benefit Box Powder "Hoola" & "Rockateur"
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer "Chantilly"
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil "Yogurt"
SmashBox Full Exposure Palette
Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara "Dark Brown"
L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim "Ultra Black"
Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara "Black"
Dior Addict Lip Glow LipBalm
I hope you enjoyed this post. I love seeing other peoples makeup and their favourites. I'd like to do a review on some of these products, if there is any specific products let me know in the comments

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

April Beauty Favourites

My first ever favourites post, eek! It was always favourite post's that inspired me to created my own blog and now here I am writing my own. A very surreal moment right now!
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette £37

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
I'm going to kick this favourites off with my beloved Urban Decay Naked 3 palette! My favourite shades I have been using are Dust, Nooner and Liar. Argghh I'm just so in love with this little baby, I couldn't say enough good things about it if I tried. From the colours, the pigmentation, the texture and quality of the shadows- everything is just perfect about it! At a hefty price tag of £37 I would say if your going to buy any of the Naked Palettes, I would definitely say choose this one! I will do a full review on this palette.

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub smells absolutely DIVINE. This isn't my most favourite scrub ever. It's a very harsh scrub so I only just once every two weeks but the smell is just so good to not use. It leaves silky layer of moisture meaning I don't need to use an another body moisturiser.

M.A.C MSF Stero Rose £22

M.A.C MSF Stero Rose
I have completely falling head over heels with this MSF and I only purchased it at the beginning of the month. It was released in a Mac Collection and I do believe its Limited Edition- Unfortunately. I have been loving wearing it on my eyes or as a blush for a healthy lit from within glow. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Jessop Makeup Brushes £12.98
Believe it or not but these brushes were bought on eBay. I got them in a set of 10 for the bargain price of £12.98! Can you believe it? I certainly can't. I'd go as far as saying they are more than just dupes for Sigma brushes, I'd say they're better. I bought mine off eBay, as they do come from China they took 3-4 weeks to get here. I have been using the flat top kabuki brush for my foundation, the angled kabuki brush for cream blusher and lastly the small domed fluffy brush for my concealer. I'm just in LOVE.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer £22

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
I haven't been able to stop using this concealer since I've bought it. I've always struggled with concealers I've never been able to find the right one- the right consistency, pigmentation and colour shade but this Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is PERFECTION. It has great coverage, it's highly pigmented and very blendable.

M.A.C Lovelorn Lipstick £15
This Mac lipstick is in Lovelorn. It has been my go to shade this month, I love it for everyday. It is a lustre finish, my favourite from Mac. I'm considering doing a separate blog post on all my Mac lipsticks. Comment below if you'd like to see that post.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
My last favourite. I received this as a gift from my lovely boyfriend Richard for valentines day and I just love it. I'm always snapping away with. I think it's such a cute way to capture memories.
Well that was a long post! I've thoroughly enjoyed doing my 1st ever favourites. I hope you have too.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014


This weekend I celebrated my boyfriends 23rd birthday.
As his actual birthday was on May 1st we were unable to celebrate his birthday until the weekend. On Saturday we had a lazy relaxing day. Richard opened his presents then we went shopping on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening we went for a meal and cocktails at a restaurant in Ponteland called Fratelli's. The food was amazing and the cocktails went down a treat. We both would recommend the restaurant a 100% and will certainly be returning again soon.
Birthday Presents
Birthday Cake
Tempura Gamberoni starter from Fratelli's

Appletini Cocktail in the Bar
I had an amazing weekend celebrating and just generally relaxing.
I hope you's all had an amazing weekend too.
Thanks for reading!

Friday, 2 May 2014

Current Wish List

Well it's a Friday night and I have spent the evening cleaning my makeup brushes, I just cannot contain my excitement! Things are about to get cray cray! haha! Seriously though I HATE cleaning my makeup brushes I put off the long boring tedious task as long as possible. (Probably longer than acceptable!) Now I am trawling through Beauty Blogs, Instagram and Youtube videos creating a list as I go along of all the things I want! So I thought I would make a little blog post on the top items on my wish list.
1, Benefit Big Easy Multi Balancing Complexion Perfector £27.50.     
2, Jo Malone London Sweet Almond & Macaroon Home Candle £39

3, theBalm Nude 'Tude Eyeshadow Palette £26.50
4, Dior Addict Fluid Stick £26.00
What is on your wish list at the moment?
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A Collective Haul

Some of you Guys that follow me on instagram might know that this year I am on an alternative month "All things beauty" related spending ban. In a attempt to curve my out of control addiction to buying makeup or that is what my boyfriend tells me anyway haha! I do have to admit though I have been rather good on the months I have been banned. April however the ban was lifted and I SHOPPED. Suprisingly though I didn't go wild. (Well at least not in my eyes!)

Collective Haul

As you can see from the post most of the things I purchased are from the drugstore. If I'm completely honest I do love Highend/Luxury makeup probably a lot more than drugstore but I love finding amazing finds at the drugstore. You will probably be able to see if I have already tried a product out and what are my thought's on it on my Instagram before I post on here but if you guy's would like a first impressions post on any of the products let me know in the comments.
Lip Products
1, Bubblegum Lip Scrub From Lush Cosmetics £5.50
2, Rimmel Lasting Colour Rush Balm in 220 Rumour Has It & 100 Give Me A Cuddle £5.99
3, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in 05 Ole Flamingo £8.99
Eye Products
1, Bourjois Colour Edition 24Hour in 02 Petale De Glace £6.99
2, L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim in Intense Black £7.99
3,Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Paint in 006 Rich Russet £4.99
4,Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in 611 Yogurt
 Miscellaneous Products
1, China Glaze Nail Laquer in 1290 Thistle Do Nicely £6.99
2, Kiehl's Lip Balm in Mango £9.50
3, Bourjois Happy Light Base Serum £10.99
4, Revlon Scented Nail Enamel in Water Mint £6.99
1, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly £22
2, Benefit Box Blusher in Hoola £21.50
3, YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in 11 Rouge Gouache £23.50
4, Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in 04 Plum Pop £16.50
I hope you guy's like this post and if you have any suggestions of what I should try out next month leave it in the comments!

Friday, 25 April 2014

What's In My Makeup Bag?

Hey Guys, Yesterday I asked on Instagram for some inspiration and what you guy's would like to see here on my blog. Daily_Dose_Of_Pretty asked to see a "What's In My Makeup Bag" post and I loved that idea, so here we are!

My Makeup Bag (From Next £5)
I suppose I should start off by saying I don't carry a massive makeup bag around with me. I carry this little pouch which I try to keep the contents to a minimum, however I'm sure there is a few 100 lip products floating around at the bottom of my handbag at the moment.  

Face Products
For my face I only like to carry what I need. These 3 products are my essentials!

1. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder. £39. I wear shade No.10. I use this as a powder generally however it gives enough punch to be able to just wear a little concealer and no foundation.
2. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. £22. I wear shade Chantilly. All I have to say about this concealer is that I am OBESSED. I am extremely particular when it comes to concealers (and my base in general) and this concealer just ticks all the right boxes. Its multi purpose for me it conceals and illuminates under my eyes and makes spots or blemishes completely undetectable.
3. Chanel Les Beiges Retractable Kabuki Brush. £35. Not only is this the softest brush in the whole entire world (maybe a tad dramatic) it is a dense synthetic brush perfect for applying powder, especially Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder. Perfect for on the go or if your like me- perfect for sitting stroking your face with haha.

Eye Products
Again carrying tons of eye products around with me is just unnecessary. So I only carry what I might need to touch up.

1. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara. £18 (Full Size). I am lucky enough to have naturally long lashes to begin with but this mascara doubles my lashes in length and volume. I just LOVE it. I don't find there is any flaking and I don't end up looking like a panda by the end of the day, Always a bonus! The full size mascara is a firm favourite in my collection so when I received this deluxe sample size I knew it would be perfect for my makeup bag.
2. Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. £12Shade Black. I don't know how my bottom lashes survived without this product. I'm not entirely sure if its the product formulation or the mascara wand which makes this product amazing either way I love it. Again there is no panda eyes insight. BONUS.
3. Barry M Bold Waterproof Eyeliner. £3.99. Who doesn't need a black pencil eyeliner? and it's waterproof. I find a black pencil so useful it can take any eye look from day to night.
4. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner. £3.99. Shade Nude. Again a nude pencil is so useful! I especially love Rimmel Scandal Eyes because they're so cheap and waterproof- they literally last all day. Shade Nude is perfect for brightening up my eyes and making me look more awake than I actually am.

Lip Products
I'd completely be lying if I said I needed to carry this many lip products with me every day plus the product I was wearing that day, but I do and I'm not going to stop haha.

1. L'Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick. £7.99. Shade Dating Coral. I have a very love/ hate relationship with this shade of lipstick, Obviously I currently love it. The formulation of these lipsticks are amazing so moisturising, smooth, glossy and just the right amount of pigmentation. Surprisingly I find the lasting power is also amazing for a "Balm" like product.
2. Mac Lipstick. £15. Shade Lovelorn. Lustre Finish. My go to lipstick, if I'm ever in doubt this is always the lipstick I gravitate towards. It is the perfect shade of pink for my very pale complexion.
3. Nyx Mega Shine Lip Gloss. £4.50. Shade Beige. I've repurchased this lipgloss twice now and I have to say I'm not a lipgloss kinda gal. It's none sticky, smells divine and is a gorgeous shade of pink.
4. Kiehl's Lip Balm. £9.50. In Mango. I'm currently addicted to the flavour of this lipbalm, luckily the balm it's self is just as amazing as the flavour! A few weeks back my lips suddenly became badly chapped, flaky and sore (Disgusting I know!) This lip balm came to the rescue and completely heeled my lips and gave me soft ,smooth lips.
5. Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub. £5.50. A cult beauty product. This product just does the job. Not much else to say. Oh and it smells (and tastes) amazing too.

I won't ramble on anymore! I hope you've enjoyed seeing What's In My Makeup Bag. I love post's like this and having a good old neb!