Friday, 16 December 2011

Teeny tiny e.l.f haul

So I pretty much love everythig from e.l.f and seeing as they had a few deals on over the past 12+ days, I thought it would be rude not to take advantage of them :p I didn't get much this time, only a few things but I thought I'd share what I got with you all. Here it goes:

Studio Line stipple brush £3.50 Really good for applying foundation, only downfall is it could be slightly denser. But for £3.50, I definitely think it's worth a try.

Studio Line powder brush £3.50 Again, I use this as a foundation brush and LOVE it! I prefer this brush over the stipple because it's more dense and it gives a slightly better finish. The only downside is, it's quite hard to clean. I find spot cleaning with MAC brush cleaner first, then deep cleaning with johnsons shampoo works best for me.

Nail polish in Mango Madness £1.50

Nail polish in Gum pink £1.50

Everything I've listed is available from


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Best hand cream ever!!

I have really dry hands, escpecially in the winter. So bad infact, they look like a 90 year old lady's (no offence 90 year old ladies ;p) I've tried quite a few different hand creams and most of them do work, but if I stop using them for a day or two they go back to being super dry. I watched a review on The bodyshop Hemp hand protector by Sirvinya ( ) and wanted to try it for myself.

I've used this for three days and it's amazing stuff!! It's quite greasy so I only apply it before I go to bed an first thing in the morning, but just using it twice a day has really made a big difference. The one bad thing I will say is, it has a herby smell, but once the cream has dried into the skin it goes away.


Monday, 12 December 2011

Wicked nails..........

I always like to learn new things and want to add new skills to my cv, so I thought about doing a nail art course. That way I can offer more to clients, especially brides. One of my good friends loves doing her nails and text me the other day saying she found a new cheap website that sells lots of nail art stuff. So I figured I'd order some things and try teach myself, rather than having to fork out for a course. OMG the website is amazing!! Things are ridiculously cheap, such good quality and shipping is 75p!!!! I'm too excited to start playing about with the things I got, I will of course keep you all posted ;) But for now, here's what I got:

* Microbeads in purple 99p

*Fimo hearts 75p

*Fimo flowers x10 50p

*Fimo summer range - fruit £1.25

*Plum blossom gems in black 99p

The website is If you love nail art seriously check it out! I'll definitely be buying from them again.
I ordered on Friday and recieved my order today, my friend ordered hers on Thursday and recieved it on the Friday. I think it just depends on the time of day you order (mine was about 6pm)



Saturday, 3 December 2011

Eye of the day

Quick eye of the day:

I used:
*Urban Decay primer potion
*MAC 'Phloof' in the tear duct area
*Soap and Glory lid stuff - 'Vanilla' all over the lid and as a browbone highlight, 'Mudhoney' blended into outer half of eye and crease
*MAC 'Humid' smudged along lower lashline


Teeny Haul

Sooo I went shopping today and picked up a few things. Nothing too exciting but I thought I'd share :)

*Perfect 10 nail art nail stickers £1.25 from bodycare *Garnier 2in1 tinted eye roll-on in '02-fair' £5.00 from Morisons
*Technic nail polish in 'Be dazzled' 99p from bodycare
*Technic nail polish in 'Gun Metal' 99p from bodycare
*Barry M limited edition nail paint in '320' £3.99 form Superdrug
*Barry M limited edition nail paint in 'lilac foil 142' £3.99 (or free when you spend over £6.00 on Barry M products) ONLY from superdrug
*Barry M limited edition nail paint in '139' £3.99 from Superdrug
*Rimmel London 60seconds nail polish in 'purple reign' £3.69 from Superdrug

'Be dazzled' (2 coats)

'Gun Metal' (2coats)

Barry M '320' (1coat)

Barry M 'lilac foil 142' (2coats)

Barry M '319' (1coat)

Rimmel 'purple reign' (2coats)


Friday, 2 December 2011

November Favourites

Annnnd I'm back, what a week!! Here are my Novemeber faves.......two 2days late :p

*MAC 217 Brush £16.00 available in MAC stores
*Soap and Glory 'It's about prime' eye primer £8.00 available in Boots and
*Wilkinsons Lip balm in Grape 3 for 99p available in wilkinson stores
*Soap and Glory 'Lid stuff' in Whats nude (vanilla and mudhoney are my faves) £10.00 available in Boots and
*MAC viva glam cyndi lipstick £13.50 available in MAC stores
*Rimmel lasting finish Blush in Summer fever £5.19 available in Boots


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Fab find......

Just a quick post about something I found and love so I thought I'd share.
I needed a new lipbalm to stick in my bag about two weeks ago and was shopping in wilkinsons, but couldn't find the chapstick I usually use. I came across a pack of three wilkinsons own brand for 99p so thought I'd give them a try. I'm actually amazed at how great they are! They keep my lips so soft, add a nice little sheen and smell amazing! I definitely recommend giving them a try.

They come in strawberry, watermelon and grape. Pack of 3 for 99p available from wilkinson stores.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

REVIEW: MUA eyeshadows

I love these eyeshadows! They're so pigmented, some more than others, they blend really well, come in a variety of colours, are available in matt and pearl and the best thing, they cost £1.00 each! Each eyeshadow contains 2g of product.

Shade 2: White, Pearl - A little sheer, nice colour for highlighting tearduct
Shade 1: Champagne, pearl - Great colour for a shimmery highlight
Shade 17: Beige, Matt - Not very pigmented, not great colour payoff, but good for a blending colour
Shade 29: Gold, Pearl - A little powdery, very pretty colour
Shade 11: Brown, Pearl - Very pigmented, warm toned brown with bronze undertone
Shade 19: Brown, Matt - Great for adding depth to the outer V on a smokey eye, and filling eyebrows
Shade 20: Black, Matt - Extremely pigmented, great to use as eyeliner

Shade 3: Silver, Pearl - Very pigmented, pretty true silver
Shade 12: Brown/Khaki, Pearl - Two toned colour, warm toned shadow
Shade 4: Lilac/pink, Pearl - Quite sheer but buildable
Shade 25: Burgundy, Pearl - Slightly powdery
Shade 9: Purple, Pearl - Blue toned, very sheer but buildable
Shade 8: Turquoise, Pearl - Gorgeous colour, more of a matt than a pearl
Shade 13: Deep purple, Pearl - Quite powdery, not great colour pay off
Shade 10: Navy blue, Pearl - Very powdery, not very pigmented

MUA is available from Superdrug, the eyeshadows cost £1.00 and contain 2g of product. They don't come with names only shade numbers.


Monday, 21 November 2011

REVIEW: Soap and Glory Lid stuff

I love these, especially 'whats nude' I always used to wear more of a neutral eye, then started to wear purples and greens. I think I've now been persuaded to go back to neutrals.

These eyeshadows have great pigmentation, are easy to blend and stay on all day. The palette they come in is great for travelling, small, sturdy and compact, I love that the front is see through too. I also think it's a great idea to have shimmer and matt shadows rather than just one or the other. The one thing I would say is, in the 'off the wall flower' palette, the 'sugar violet' (lilac colour) and 'wild blue' (aqua colour) are quite sheer so need a little work to get a good amount of colour. I've been wearing the 'whats nude' palette everyday for the past two weeks, absolutely recommend!

Here are some swatches:
'what's nude'

'Off the wall flower'

There are three different palettes available: Whats nude, Off the wall flower and Smokey dokey which is a smokey palette with greys and and a sparkley black.

These are £10.00 each and are available from Boots and


Thursday, 17 November 2011

REVIEW :MUA liquid eyeliner - Black

I admit it, I'm an eyeliner junkie. If I was on a dessert island and could only have three luxuries, eyeliner would be one. When MUA brought out their cosmetics range in superdrug, I got a little over excited. Everything was priced at £1.00, who doesn't love a bargain? However, I admit I was a little weary because for that price, how good could it be? The answer: GREAT! I picked up the liquid eyeliner, thinking if its not very good I haven't broke the bank. I tried it and fell in love.

The applicator is felt tip shaped and made from a very soft plastic, the consistency is great, it's so easy to apply, and the great thing is, it lasts all day with no smudging. I wear it everyday and will continue repurchasing it over and over. I absolutely recommend this!
It comes in two colours: Black and Brown.
£1.00 available to buy at superdrug.


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

REVIEW :It's about prime

Eye primer is so important if you want your eyeshadow to stay put all day. I was in boots the other day and noticed the soap and glory primer 'it's about prime', so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

I really enjoy using this product, it's application is smooth, helps my eyeshadow colour pop and above all it does what it says 'Base layer for crease-free, no smudge,smooth and uniform eye colour'. It comes in two colours 'Bright light' and 'smokey'. 'Bright light' can be used for everyday looks and colour eyeshadow, and 'smokey' is aimed at smokey eye looks.

Above is a swatch of 'Bright lights' I'll definitely be purchasing 'smokey' too.
This primer is available at Boots and for £8.00

Friday, 11 November 2011

REVIEW :Rimmel Scandal eyes mascara...

I can't make my mind up about this mascara, one day I like it and the next I don't. The wand (I thought I'd love) which is one of the main selling points, isn't that great. It's too chunky, which makes it difficult getting into the inner corners and you have to be extra careful when applying to avoid getting mascara on your eyelid.

This mascara is supposed to shape, plump and exagerate lashes. I didn't find this to be the case at all. It's also meant to seperate and prevent clumping. Whislt I did notice fewer clumps, I didn't see any seperation of my lashes.
I wouldn't repurchase this mascara again, sorry Rimmel.

Wilkinsons and boots (online) currently have this on sale for £4.99 usual price is £6.99


Thursday, 10 November 2011

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.....

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The quote I live by. It's amazing how things turn out. You spend your school years thinking of what life will be like as you grow older, then you get that little bit older and realise life's nothing like you expected. Things aren't mapped out and handed to you on a plate, you have to make them happen. Which brings me to where I am today. I am currently in the middle of starting my own business as a freelance make-up artist. Never in a million years did I think this is where I'd end up, up until last year I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life, and now everything's falling into place. Which now brings me to the reason for writing a blog. I love trying out new make up, especially things for my kit. So I figured why not share? All new things I try, I'll review and blog about them. Along with other random things I come across in life that I feel the need to share.