Thursday, 5 May 2016

❁ Makeup Tag ❁

 "The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural" - Calvin Klein

I saw this tag on google the other day, and I thought it would be fun to do. 
Feel free to copy the questions and answer them on your blog!


1. Do you remember your first makeup item?
I can't remember the first thing, but It was most likely lipstick or mascara. 

2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
I like one that curls the lashs and makes them a lot thinker, the best one I have found so far that fits this is Maybelline Lash Sentational.

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
I prefer to have a light coverage, as I hate the feeling of a lot of foundation on my face.

4. Favorite high end brand?
Urban Decay.

5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven't? 
I really want to try some products from NYX.

6. Favourite drugstore brand?
This is hard there are some many I love, but I would have to say Maybelline.

7. Do you wear fake eyelashes? 
No, I have personally never tried them, but I don't feel they would suit me.

8. Is there any kind of makeup you can't leave the house without?
I don't know if this counts but I can't leave without lip balm. 

9. What is your most cherished beauty product?
Naked Urban Decay palette.

10. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once?
I don't like having a lot of makeup, as I would never use it all, so once every few months, I will go and buy new makeup with I have wanted to try or need placing.

11. Do you have a "beauty budget" or you spend freely? 
I don't have set amount, I only spend what I have and can afford at the time. 

12. Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
Yes, I have endless reward cards from places such as Boots, SuperDrug, Debenhams beauty card and body shop.

13. What type of product do you buy the most of?
Eye shadows hands down, I will buy endless types of different eyeshadows.

14. Is there a brand that you absolutely can't stand?
No I have any brands that I don't like.

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
I never really look whats in the makeup I buy, It which is probably a bad thing!

16. Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup?
Boots or Superdrug, because you can get points for buying makeup!

17. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
I tend to stay with the same things because I have very sensitive skin, so I like to stay with produces I know that won't give me rashes.

18. Favourite bath and body brand?
Soap & Glory.

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
I would say Urban Decay, because I love their eye shadows and they have all types of makeup products. 

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Again Urban Decay, because they have both simple and colourful packages, which I love.

21. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Ashley Benson. 

22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?
I have a group on google for beauty bloggers - please feel free to join, everyone is welcome.

23. 5 Favourite Beauty Gurus

24. Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
I have never used one, so i couldn't stay.

25. Are you clumsy in putting makeup?
Some days, I can't be asked to spend ages on makeup, so I only put mascara on like this morning, but on the other hand sometimes I take about an hour doing my makeup!

26. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I use Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion for eye shadows, and Maybelline Baby skin primer under my foundation.
27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
A part of shampoo and conditioner, I only use heat protection when I straighten my hair, so If I leave my hair natural, I don't use any products.

28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
I apply my foundation then Concealer after.

29. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
Yes, I wanted to go on a course to become a makeup artists, however I haven't got round to it yet.

30. What do you love about makeup?
I love being able to be creative and create different makeup looks, I also love how it makes me feel confident and better about myself. 

What's your favourite thing about makeup? 
Thank you for reading! 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

❁ Purple Smokey Eye Makeup ❁

 Today's post is going to be a makeup look I have been loving at the moment, I have been trying out different products and colours, and I thought I would share the ones that I love. 

This is soft purple and sliver look, really easy to wear both day and night.

 To prepare my eyes for the eyeshadow I used the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, which helps the eye shadows last and helps them keep their pigment.

(This palette is no longer available on the website, however you can get the single eye shadows seperatly!)

 In in the crease I used 'FISHNET' from the Urban Decay Deluxe Palette, which is a light purple with a pinkish undertone, I blended this into the crease using ecotools 'highlight' brush, this is the perfect size to get into the crease, I then blended it out using the ecotools 'large eye' brush.

 On the lid of my eye I used this sliver eyeshadow from Revolution in Frozen, I patted this on using my finger, as I found this gave the colour more pigment. I blended this with the ecotools 'Large eye' brush.

 In the outer corner of my eyes I used 'Crave' from the Urban Decay Basics Palette using the Real Techniques 'Shading Brush' then again using blending this in with the ecotools 'large eye' brush, then to highlight in the inner corner and the brow bone I used 'Venus'. 

I ran the same colours on the lower lash line, this helps open the eye up and mkaes the eye makeup look complete, It also creates more of a smokey look.

To finish the look, I used Supercat liner from Soap & Glory to add a winged liner, then for mascara I used the Maybelline Lash Sensational.  

 What's your favourite Eye Shadow Palette? 

Thank you for reading! 


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

❁ Current Favourite Lipsticks ❁

"Give a women the right lipstick and she can conquer the world"

I haven't always been a massive fan of lipsticks, I was more of a lip balm kind of girl, however over the past few years, and I have come to love them! 

Left to Right -

Estee Lauder - Lilac Lover - This is one of my favourite lipsticks, the colour is perfect for everyday, however I try to save it more for special events, as it is more on the expensive side at £22, but the formula is amazing, it help keeps the lips mosturised and the colour stays to the lip for a long time.

No.7 Moisture Drench - Mulberry - This lipstick has amazing pigment, I wear this lipstick when I wear more of a darker makeup look, and the lipstick is more matte than a normal lipstick however it doesn't make your lips dry at all. It has amazing staying power lasting all day even when eating and drinking. 

Kate Moss Matte Lipstick - 110 - This is a bright matte lipstick, I don't normally wear bold lipsticks like this however on nights out or on more summer/spring days I like a more bright lip, sometimes for a more sutle lip, I would use my finger to apply the lipstick for a lighter colour on the lips. The only problem with this lipstick is I find that it does dry out the lips, so I do wear a lipbalm under which does take away the matte a bit, but it makes the colour look better on the lips with a bit of lip balm. 

M.A.C - Peach Blossom - This is another one which I wear daily, it's a very simple colour which makes it perfect for everyday, creating a simple look. It's a very moisturising lipstick, I find it does last a long time if you don't eat or drink, otherwise you have to keep applying it.

Avon - Oxford Wine - This is a deep berry colour, this is more of an autumn colour, however I love to wear this colour on nights out or more bold makeup looks, I am not normally one for dark colours, however this colour is really easy to wear. It also has amazing staying power and lasts you day/night, even if you drink and eat, its only fades a bit.

What are your current favourite lipsticks?

Thank you for reading! 


Sunday, 1 May 2016

❁ Superdrug Haul ❁

Buying new makeup is one of my favourite things to do, I mean who doesn't love new makeup, so after 4 months of buying no new makeup (I know crazy!) I thought it was about time to try some new things, and after seeing so many amazing reviews, I headed straight to Superdrug!

 The first thing I picked up was this Palette this is the ULTRA Professional eyeshadow in Beyond Flawless, It took me awhile to decide what Palette I wanted as they have some amazing choices to pick from which all had lovely colours, however I got this one as the colours are all so wearable, it is also a amazing dupe for the Naked Urban Decay Palette, so if you want something cheaper but still amazing pigment, then definitely check out Revolution Palettes. 

Price - £8.00

I have wanted a new highlighter for a while, as the current one I have isn't very pigmented, so I decided this highlighter in Golden Lights was worth trying out, It is highly pigmented, and looks amazing on, I have worn it pretty much everyday since buying it, and it really finishes a makeup look.

Price - £3.00  
I have been trying out a lot of eye makeup looks at the moment and I have been loving ones with sliver, the one I currently have has run out, as soon as I saw this eyeshadow in Frozen I had to get it, not only that but the price is amazing, I couldn't say no.

Price - £1.00 
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, has been a popular product over the last few years, but I never tried it before, I have thought about it a few times, but I was using other concealers, and didn't think I needed a another one, but recently I have wanted to find a lighter colour concealer for a while, as the one I have doesn't really brighten under the eyes, I thought I would finally give this concealer a go and so far I am loving it! 

Price - £4.99 

Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner in Addiction, I have been loving these lip liners for a while now, I have already have two and wear them daily, I wear them all over my lips instead of a liner and the colour lasts all day, giving a matte finish, I would high recommend theses. 

Price - £1.95  
This is the third packet I have brought of the simple Micellar wipes, I know a lot of people don't like using wipes, but I find it's the best way to get all my makeup off, I also use them to clean my makeup up if I make a mistake, they are really gentle on the skin. 

Price - £1.95 

Thank you for reading! 


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

❁ Review - Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr ❁

Anything that makes life easier when you have about 2 minutes to get ready in the morning, because you had chosen sleep over getting ready, is a life saver! 

Color Tattoo 24HR are my go to product, they are a cream eyeshadow and they have a range of different colours from everyday to evening colours. They are also really affordable at £4.99 so you don't have to worry about breaking the bank.

I currently have three shades, from both everyday to evening. 

 Top left - On and On bronze 
Top Right - Metallic Pomegranate 
Bottom - Pink Gold

 (Can you guess which one I use the most?!)

I find that On and On Bronze is one you can wear everyday, This has been a staple in my everyday make up for about 1 year if not longer, I also use it as a base for other eye shadows, as it can works well as a primer, it makes it easy to go from a day look to a evening look. 

They have great pigments which for £4.99 is amazing, they last all day and don't crease, and for people who want a simple makeup look which takes no time at all them I would recommend these, they are also perfect if you are just starting out in makeup and want to start building a collection. 

 Thank you for reading


Thursday, 7 April 2016

🚗 Road Trip - West Midlands Safari Park 🚗

I can't begin to tell you how long I have wanted to go to the Safari Park. I finally got round to going with my friend Lucy, and it was the best day! The sun was shining which made the day so much better. I felt like a 5 year old, I was so excited, I did get a few weird looks from children in other cars, but hey I have waited over 17 years to go!🐘

The Safari cost us £20 each with student discount, so if you are a student make sure you take your NUS card, to get your discount. (Normal adult tickets were £22, you also get a free return ticket when you buy tickets, which is amazing because the next time I go it's FREE!) 🐘

 I would recommend to anyone to visit, it's a great day out, the Safari drive took us about 2 hours, then after there are rides and other animals such as the penguins, Meerkats,  Hippos, Lemurs and lots of others as well, they have also opened The Land of Dinosaurs, which was fun to walk around. They also have a lot of rides as well, but Lucy and I aren't massive fans of rides so we didn't go on any (You have to buy a waist band to go the on rides). However we did go to the Arcade, which was so much fun, we won over 300 tickets and won 31 Maoams!!

 How cute is this little guy!! 


Link to website & Tickets -

P.S I would totally recommend the doughnuts, they were delicious! 😋

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Thursday, 3 March 2016

♡ Soap & Glory - It's the Whole She-Bang ♡

Just before Christmas I saw that boots had the Soap & Glory set 'Whole She-Bang' for £30 (Half Price) I was so tempted to buy it but I had no money on me :( then after Christmas my friend and I were looking around boots, and I saw it was back on sale, but for £25 I know only £5 cheaper than last time, but seeming I had money on me, I craved in and brought it! 

Price - 
Normally £60 - Sale £25

 For the £25 you get 9 full size products and a carry case.

List of Products - 
  •  Hand Food 
  • Sun kissed Tint Body Lotion 
  • Heel Genius
  • The Righteous Butter 
  • Clean on Me Shower Gel
  • The Scrub Of Your Life
  • Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk  
  • Thick & Fast Mascara
  • Sexy Mother Pucker 

If you can still get your hands it, I would definitely recommend it, all of the products are ones you can use everyday, and for the price it is a total bargain! 

 Thank you for reading!