Friday, 19 December 2014

Glitter Christmas Nails

Glitter and Christmas go hand in hand and there is no better way to wear a bit of glitter than on your nails. Now that college is finished for Christmas I thought go for it. 
For the nail polishes I used Ciate nail polish in tickle my fancy, which is a beautiful deep blue with a tint on green. Then for the exciting part the glitter I used Barry M nail paint in Gold Glitter,  I intended to use Ciate Sequin in Miss Mistletoe but thought it would look a bit too much on all of my nails and it was a bit difficult to use as it was pure sequins !!!!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Autumn/Winter Staple

As we are now in winter and only a week until Christmas, the makeup trend among bloggers throughout this time of year has always been berry lips. Whether it be a gloss, stain or lipstick it is now a winter favourite. I thought I would give it a go and tried Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stain in the colour 005 Crush. A stain that is not like your typical stain as it is not drying on your lips, and will still be on your lips whether you eat, drink or lick your lips.

 When deciding on what makeup to pair with these berry lips I chose to keep the eyes simple by using MAC All that Glitters eye shadow and a tiny bity of Brun, also by MAC, in the crease of the eyes for definition. Also for the eyes I wanted to create long fluttery eye lashes so I used a combination of W7 Absolute Lashes and Collection Lengthening Mascaras. Then for the face I used MAC Eternal Sun prolong wear blush, around the perimeter of my face to add some warmth to the look.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Clothes Show Live 2014 Haul

Last Saturday I went to the Clothes Show Live for the first time and came away thinking that it was amazing, as you could get bargains in both makeup and clothes. We also attended the fashion show and thought it was amazing I took some photos throughout the show which will be included at the bottom of this post. 
From the makeup brand W7 a brand that I have only seen on Amazon I decided to go for their deal 5 items for £10. Quite a few of the items I got were dupes from Benefit so I could compare to the original product. I got the Absolute Lashes mascara which looks a lot like the Benefit Their Real mascara, but doesn't have the safe effect of your eyelashes as it doesn't give you a lot of length and volume, I also found when using it that the plastic wand can be quite harsh when using it. I also got the dupes of High Beam and Lollitint, and they are a hint of Tahiti and Night glow, these are okay for the price but you need to use a patting motion to help build up the colour. I also got the  perfection primer which does leave the pores minimised, but can sometimes move your foundation around and leave funny marks. The last product I got was the Naked Nudes eye shadow palette, a palette that remind me of the Urban Decay naked basics palette.
A great deal that was going on was to get 10 mini Ciate nail polishes for £10 (bargain), so me and my mum decided to get 5 each and we chose. Can't it be kinky, miss mistletoe, can can, topcoat, hopscotch, cloud nine, Christmas tree caviar, tickle my fancy, and two boudoir.
The next stand was Barry M that had a goodie bag for £10 and came with so many goodies, it came with six nail polishes all of different variety. It also came with 2 dazzle dust in 77 and 8. Next it came with two super soft eye crayons in 1 and 10. Then a metallic liquid eye liner in a light pink shade that will look great in the inner corners of the eyes or an ally over lid colour. Lastly it came with the loud mouth lip colour in tell tale.
The bargain that I was mostly pleased with was old season Topshop rings that usually cost £6 but at this specific stand were only £1 !!! So I decided to pick up 4 different varieties

The last things I brought were three Carmex lip balms for £5, as we got Platinum tickets we got a free show bag that came with the Freederm Daily Complex moisturiser that I have used nightly and I love. Lastly it came with the Collection Lengthening Mascara.  


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Favourite photos from Australia

 As I took sooo many photos whilst on holiday in Australia I thought I would share with you some of my favourites and where they were taken.
 Everywhere we went the views were amazing

The first time I went to Priceline in Brisbane

When I first got my watch and could not stop looking at it !

We of course had to have a Starbucks on Surfers Paradise  

Two of my favourite selfies with my Mum and Dad

Back in my favourite city in the world .. Sydney !!!!! 

 One of my favourite outfits for dinner, when we went to the Hard Rock CafĂ© in Darling Harbour

Looking out over Sydney in my favourite t-shirt and hat 
Hope you enjoyed this blog post, and on Saturday for the first time I am going to the Clothes Show live at the NEC in Birmingham !!!. I will complete a post about the day and will also be showing you what I got.