23 February 2015

My Life in Pictures While I've Been Shamefully Neglecting to Post!!!!

I know, I know, I'm the worst blogger in the world, I need to be made too wash at least a thousand make up brushes as punishment! I'm desperate to get my blog back on and I'm planning on giving my layout a little make over so I've got somewhere prettier to post. This is going to be a bit of a 'my week in pictures' but it's actually a lot longer than a week so this is what has been keeping me away from my little corner of the internet!!

I've been shamelessly copying Kimmy K's wardrobe choices.

Me and Joel have done a lot of eating and drinking.

I went to my first ever football game!

I went on a night out that I can hardly remember but all the bruises and carpet burns were worth it because...


My friends have been popping out babies at an alarming rate!

My favourite little girl in the whole entire world is growing up too fast, boohoo!!

I've done a hell of a lot of reading!

I finally got Netflix and Pretty Little Liars has taken over my life.

And there you have it, all the reasons that I've been so rubbish recently but I solemnly swear that it won't be three weeks since you hear from me again - even if I have just started season one of Orange is the New Black...

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28 January 2015

Midweek Wish List #27


1. Ever since I saw this on Lily Pebbles Instagram claiming that it's a god send for hormonal breakouts it's been at the top of my wish list. My skin has been having a bit of a breakdown for the past few months and it always seems to be at the same time of the month so at this point I am willing to try anything and £27 is a small price to pay for something so raved about that will bring my skin back to life!

2. I've finally upgraded from my trusty iPhone 4 to a 5s and the phone case opportunities are endless! Sharks are my favourites animals in the world and even though this phone case isn't the most practical thing I just love it, who doesn't want to pull a little shark out of their pocket when their phone rings?!

3. Blame Kim Kardashian but I'm having a complete love affair with pointy heels at the minute even though they are something that this time last year I would vow never to put on my feet! I would probably never have considered  white heels before but after seeing a near identical pair on Kimmy K with her grey jeans, grey t shirt and leather jacket I feel a need for a pair in my shoedrobe!

4. I didn't really but into the hype with many (if any) MAC collections last year but having a look at the collection calendar for 2015 this is definitely set to change! The two coming up in the next few weeks that I'll be refreshing the page to get in my basket is the Miley Cyrus Viva Glam lipstick in the most gorgeous hot fuscia and another limited edition peachy matte dream of a lipstick.

5. It's rose gold and will help me on my quest for supermodel sharp cheekbones, what's not to love?!

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26 January 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and Dipbrow Pomade

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz & Dipbrow Pomade

I'm about to make quite a bold statement so brace yourself...these two products have stepped up my eyebrow game forever more! There's been no getting away from Anastasia Beverley Hills brow products and I resisted the hype until around Christmas when I had a few parties to go to and decided to treat myself to Brow Wiz and was so impressed that Dipbrow Pomade followed quite swiftly after and my brows had a whole new lease of life!

The first thing that impressed me about these two before I'd even typed in my card number was the range of shades they do, there is seriously something for everyone, I had a browse through some swatches and settled on Dark Brown which matches my brows perfectly. Out of the two of them Brow Wiz is the most natural looking and so easy to use with its thin nib that's perfect for doing little strokes and defining the shape, also on the opposite end is a spooly which I have never used before and am now thinking where have you been all my HD browed life?! I use it to tidy my eyebrows up before I start filling them in and then to tame them a bit more once they're all brow wizzed up which distributes the product and evens it all out adding to the natural look. The Dipbrow Pomade is definitely for more prominent, defined looking eyebrows and once this is on it isn't rubbing or fading off, it's work proof, weather proof and alcohol fueled night proof! I actually bought the Anastasia Beverly hills #12 brow brush which was recommended to go with the Dipbrow Pomade because my brow brush had seen better days and I now can't live without a spooly which this has one one of the ends. The brush is a dream to work with, perfectly angled which makes it easier to get a good brow shape on the go. I only use a teeny, tiny bit of Dipbrow because I think it would be very easy to go over the top so I build it up but it gives such amazing shape and fills them in perfectly.

I don't think I could ever use anything else on my eyebrows anymore so if you've been thinking about giving into the Anastasia Beverly Hills hype please do, your eyebrows will be forever grateful!

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12 January 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Goddess

My Charlotte Tilbury cherry has finally been popped and I have one of her gorgeous eye shadow palettes in my possession that I can already see becoming a firm favourite of mine in 2015 already!

Charlotte Tilbury has so many lovely palettes to choose from but after a lot of deliberation and swatching I finally settled on the Golden Goddess palette which is full of neutral shimmery shades that are right up my street. Each colour has been coded to prime, enhance, pop or smoke which makes application a lot easier for eye shadow newbies like myself, it definitely makes me want to play around with the shades and step out of my comfort zone with a little push in the right direction.

As well as the packaging being the most luxurious thing ever in gorgeous gold and burgundy with a good sized mirror that has a teeny tiny little star engraved in the corner which is the cutest touch. The eye shadows are also such good quality and are so soft and buttery to apply along side being amazingly pigmented and a dream to apply and blend. The prime, enhance and smoke shades are all quite shimmery finishes but the darkest shade which looked like the scariest to me is just pure glitter and surprisingly my favourite out of the four, it really does make your eyes pop and adds some grown up sparkle to your look.

I know that these palettes are pricey but for the quality your getting I really can't complain at spending that little bit more. We all deserve a treat now and again and this is the direction I'd point you in! 

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5 January 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2014

So today is not only the day that I start my detox it's also the day that I get my blog on and back into the blogging world after a little bit of a Christmas break! I've finally got round to rounding up everything I got for Christmas for my favourite kind of post at this time of year, better late than never right?! I know opinions are split on these kind of posts but personally I love them so here is mine for the nosy buggers like me out there!

No Christmas would be complete without something cosy to wear and I must have looked like I needed some rabbit slippers in my life ending up with two pairs that are equally as cute! I also got the glitteriest boots in the world and Joel got me the Kardashian t shirt that I'd shown him ages ago on Missguided (and to think I thought he never listened to me!) and it has to be the most flatteringly cut t shirt I've ever owned, I just love it for when I'm having a casual day.

I've seen this book popping up on a lot of Instagram feeds over Christmas so I'm guessing that Santa popped this under a few other bloggers trees as well, I've dipped into it a couple of times when I've had chance and have already picked up some really good tips so I would definitely recommend a read if you haven't already and a related present was a bookmark from Joel who is fed up of someone who reads so much having to find a receipt every time they put their book down! I haven't been able to stop listening to Taylor Swift's album since I got it either, my new favourite song ever, ever, ever is Style (sorry Katy Perry, you're still my queen!!)

I can honestly say that I have never smelt so good!! I've got so much pamper material right now and even if I had two baths a day for the rest of the year I don't think I'll get through all of this little lot in time for next Christmas and of course I need my fix of Snow Fairy which my lovely sister made sure I got with this adorable little box of heaven, I loved it so much that I actually bought another one in the sale!

If I've got the most exfoliated, moisturized body in the world my face and hair can't be left out now can it?! I've heard some really good things about Espa but have never tried it before Joel's mum got me a couple of sets for Christmas and I am a convert, this is a facial set and my skin was literally so healthy looking and glowing pretty much straight after I'd finished applying it all. I've also been using the Clinique set daily since I got it and my skin has really cleared up after just a couple of weeks, I've actually seen this in a couple of sales recently so it's definitely worth checking out.

Last but not least are the make up goodies that I got and I think that I'm pretty much sorted from lips to tips with this lot! The Anastasia Beverly Hills and Charlotte Tilbury bits are things that have been on my wish list for months now and I'm so happy to be able to tick them off and get them on my face! The only way that I can describe the two NARS sets are that they are a gift from the makeup gods, one is for cheeks and they other for lips with the perfect combination of colours, I don't think I'm going to need to buy any new lip or cheek products for the rest of the year (yeah right, who am I kidding?!) because these seriously cover all basis.

I must have been very good in 2014 because I have been a very lucky girl this Christmas and love everything that I received, I can't wait for a major pamper sesh and play with my new pretties! If you've done a what I got for Christmas post recently please link me below because I love these posts!

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8 December 2014

Topshop Whimsical Lipstick

Well I have officially lost my blogging mojo, if anyone has any tips on getting it back please let me know. I'm going to try and get a few posts up before Christmas in between all the shopping, wrapping and partying, cross my heart! To ease me back in to my old blogging routine I've got a Topshop lipstick review and I've had this one for quite a while but it got lost in the depths of my bag but has now been rediscovered!

Whimsical is a shade that I've wanted to try for ages and is described on the Topshop website as 'pinky nude' but I definitely see more orange than pink nevertheless it's a really nice everyday shade but I think it might be better suited to paler skin tones as similarly to MAC Sweet and Sour when I've been hitting the Xen Tan it can look a little stark. The formula is meant to be matte and although it isn't glossy I wouldn't say it was a true matte but saying that, this lipstick and dry lips do not go together at all as it goes on quite patchy as it is so if you've got any dryness going on it's just going to emphasize it. It's a shame that it doesn't go on as smoothly as I'd like and can get a little chalky as it wears because the shade is seriously lovely and when I've got it on it makes my skin look really pink and fresh. Now I've fished this out from the bottom of my bag hidden by Asda receipts and hair grips I'm going to slick on the lip balm and hopefully make the texture work for me because I love the shade!

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1 December 2014

'Tis The Season for a Festive Jumper!

The first of  December is here so you are officially allowed to dig out your Christmas jumper! I absolutely love a Christmassy jumper over the festive season and this year they are cuter than ever. They're such a comfy little style statement and if you've got me on Instagram you would have seen that I've had the H&M 'Dear Santa I want it all' jumper ready and raring to go for weeks now but had stern instructions from Joel that I must wait for December! I'm going to use Lauren Conrad as my inspiration this year because this is the best styling of a Christmas jumper I've ever seen and if that doesn't make you want to run out and buy one or shove the one you've already got on I don't know what will!

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