Thursday, 21 March 2013

NOTD: Blue Moon & Freak Out! Review

I bought this Barry M 'Blue Moon' nail varnish the other day as I thought it was just the perfect colour for Spring, if Spring fancies making an appearance that is! It's a really pretty pale blue that goes on almost translucent with a hint of colour on the first coat, so you definitely need two coats (I just typed cats and then coasts instead of coats...nightmare). I got it on offer in Boots, which I think was £1 off and for such a bargain it's a great nail polish.

Although I liked the colour on its own, I am so bad at painting nails it's like a crime or something. I just don't have the patience to get it done neatly and then I always touch it when it's not dry, which is probably why I don't post many NOTD posts. If like me your talents lye elsewhere then you need Models Own 'Freak Out!' in your collection. It has big and small flakes of glitter in it meaning you can hide any mistakes pretty easily and the clear part acts as a pretty decent top coat. They have loads of different colours too, so you can pick one with glitter pieces to match the majority of your collection (or all of them, I won't judge you).

Hope ya'll enjoyed this post, have you used these polishes before?

Ps. I have a giveaway running at the mo, so click here to enter! Just make sure follow the rules and get yourself the most entries as possible.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Giveaway! Homemade Beauty Box

It's here, my first ever giveaway! I think I have come up with something pretty good, but let me know what you all think (I've basically ripped off GlossyBox)

My giveaway includes some of my favourite things and some of the products I have mentioned on my blog including:

- Malteaser Bunnies - worth it for these alone, they are amazing!
- Collection 2000 Lashes - these lashes are some of my favourites and I always re-purchase them
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (Transparent) - the BEST powder ever
- Soap & Glory Hand Food - another fav of mine, this hand cream dries super quick which I love
- Soap & Glory Flake Away Scrub - love this stuff, smells amazing and does the job
- BarryM Gelly Nail Paint in Grapefruit - never tried these nail polishes,but heard great things and this particular colour grabbed me!

Guess I should do a disclaimer: All of these products are brand new and I bought them with my own money today from Boots & Superdrug! I will post them to whoever wins via standard mail (international peeps can enter too, that is cool) and i promise not to eat the Malteaser bunnies before I send them.

The giveaway starts at 12.00am on the 20th March and ends 2 weeks later, so the 3rd April at 12.00am. To enter you must follow my blog on Bloglovin & GFC and leave a comment below with your email address. Use the following form and follow the instructions to get more entries (this is an international giveaway):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks again for following my blog, pretty crazy there are people that do! So, yeah big thanks and good luck!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

The 100 Club

So, I reached 100 followers! Whoo-hoo, yessss, get in!
They are getting rid of Google friend connect and you only have 30ish followes on Bloglovin because you forgot to add the button to your blog, you idiot.
Oh gawd dayummm.

So, yeah I did reach 100 followers on the day they decided to scrap Google reader and potensh Google friend connect. With that in mind, I will start this post by saying please follow me on Bloglovin just in case here and leave me your links too. If you are reading this and thinking 'I've actually decided I don't like this kids blog, so nah' I would just say ' But, we've come so far, don't leave now Google friend' and if you do SHAME ON YOU.

Now that is all out the way I will indeed be doing a pretty epic giveaway, which I'll be sorting out over the next few days. I can't do it just yet because I have been majorly busy sorting a charity event for this eve (still don't wanna follow huh? I help charities, what more do you want?!).

Also, I took a few snaps of my new Topshop makeup I mention here for ya'll (the photos aren't amazing, I am asking for a camera for my birthday next month. Trust me these items are so worth getting!!). I'm wearing the amazing Vans top I bought and mentioned in the same post too, so you can see that.

Nice Armpit

Topshop 'Head over heels' cream blusher

Topshop 'Ohh La La' Lipstick

What do you all think about the latest Google news then?

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

#TreatTuesday No.6

Hello nighttime bloggers (if you are reading this hot of the press), how good/naughty am I? #TreatTuesday is still going strong my friends. I'm going to keep this short and sweet because I'm sleepy and I don't want to bore you, these are my cheeky #TreatTuesday treats this week...

Excuse the quality of my phone photos (downside of blogging at night!) the swatch is the lipstick on the left and then the blusher on the right - such gorgeous colours!

Vans tie dye long sleeve shirt from Ebay here - How cool is this? I mean c'mon 'cool alert' is just ringing non stop. Okay, so actual cool people don't say cool alert, meaning I may not be cool enough to wear this tee...If you are legitimately cool though, check out the Ebay page, you can offer cheaper than what they are for sale (sweet) and it came in no time at all and looks COOL.

Neon detail statement necklace from Topshop - I'm all over the statement necklaces at the moment (check out my blinging chain here) and neon and statement combined is just amazing, so yeah 'hello, welcome to my jewellery collection babes' (just chatting to my necklace).

Topshop 'Head over heels' cream blusher - I'm usually all about the powder blushes, but I've seen some good reviews of this one and thought I would give it a whirl. It's such a gorgeous colour, which no joke sends you into trance about summer as it's just too summer it hurts.

Topshop 'Ohh La La' Lipstick - Major love for the names of these, so cute. This is another 'let's will the sunshine to come out through the power of summer themed makeup' item. Cannot wait to get a bit of a tan and whack this lipstick on!

I think I will do a beauty look with the blusher and the lipstick this week/weekend to show you them in their full glory, so stay tuned (cool your jets, I know it's exciting).

That's it for this week's #TreatTuesday what do you all think of these purchases? Please tell me you are joining in with my quest to make Tuesday's a better day.

Ps...I think nighttime blogging makes me crazy
PPs...I am like 7 fine followers away from 100 - "Shut the door! That is too cool" - so I am planning something pretty freeking amaze as a giveaway

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Birthday Wishlist

Birthday Wishlist

My birthday is coming up next month and my mum asked me to think of a few things I would like. I was definitely in the mind frame of "I don't want anything/I can't think of anything!" until I hopped on line and now...I want everything!! Here's a few items that have caught my eye: 
Michael Kors Watch - I have a sliver watch, so I would like one that goes with gold jewellery too. I love the detailing of this particular one and I don't think it's too in your face.
Victoria's Secret Bikini - I'm going to Croatia with a bunch of mates and I really want an amazing bikini. VS have loads of really pretty patterns and maybe if I get one I will automatically become a VS model?!
Zara blazer/jacket - LOVE. The pattern and style of this jacket is so up my street and I think it's perfect for all year round.
Rimmel Apocalips - Seen these everywhere and would love to try them out, I have my eye on 'Luna'
Essie 'Mint Candy Apple' - Again, seen this everywhere and it looks like THE best colour for spring/summer.
Marc by Marc Jacobs bracelet - I like getting jewellery that is a little more expensive for my birthday and I thought this was the perfect mix of luxury meets every day, so you can wear it every day. 
Hugo Boss 'Deep Red' - One of my first ever perfumes that my boyfriend bought me and I realised I haven't had it for agesss and it smells gorgeous, so yeah on the wishlist it goes!
There's more than this (obviously), but I don't want to be greedy! Hope you've all had a good weekend, big love.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

February Favorites: Top 5

(Ok, so this is a bit late, but...) Oh hiya March! Don't know about you, but I can't believe it is March already! Christmas was so long ago now - crazy. I thought I would recap on February and highlight the products which I have been full on l-o-v-i-n-g.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush - £11.99
I got this brush on one of my many #TreatTuesday's after hearing great things about this brand and this brush in particular. I know sometimes when everyone is loving something it's a bit annoying because you do start to think "Is everyone just copying everyone else?", but I don't think you can really jump on a 'brush bandwagon' can you? Is that a thing? Anyway, bandwagon or not I can honestly say this brush does make your foundation look flawless as it blends so well. Also, I think it's amazing how none of the bristles come out whilst you swirl and buff your foundation - recommend!

The Body Shop Seaweed Skincare Gift Bag - £10
Another #TreatTuesday gift to my self (naughty) was this skincare gift set from The Body Shop. I cannot recommend this set enough, it was only £10 and my skin feels glorious (trying some new adjectives out haha). My skin smells and feels so clean after using this set and the night serum (recommended for normal-oily skin) seems to reduce the oiliness I tend to get a bit of now and again.

The Body Shop 4-Colour Eye Palette - Smoky Moonstone - £14
Another Body Shop purchase made on the same #TreatTuesday as above. This eye palette is gorgeous and I've been using it all month. The colours mean you can create a subtle smokey eye for the daytime or something a bit more glamorous for the evening. I like it when there's a product that can achieve a great look without you having to drag 10+ products around with you.

Benefit Erase Paste - Fair/shade 1 - £19.50
I've done a full review of this here so I will keep this short. Basically, I love this little pot of brightening concealer. If you've had a tiring week and used this then you honestly wouldn't know because this pot of goodness makes you look wide awake. If you do buy it though, don't look at the spatula thing like I did and think 'yes, you're handy, but I don't need you' because when you get through the pot a little further it gets stuck up your nail if you use your finger, so you deffo need a concealer brush.

Rituals 'Magic Touch' - £5 70ml & £15 200ml
I got this magic cream in my December Glossybox (here) and despite it being a small size it lasted right through til mid February. I wont go on about it too much as I have mentioned it in the Glossybox post, but the cream smells incredible and the fact that it dries at the speed of light makes it perfect. Definitely repurchasing this one, I think you can get it from House of Fraser - another #TreatTuesday maybe?

What were you guys l-o-v-i-n-g (it's really hard to spell correctly when you do that dash thing!) this February or what are you loving (screw the dash thing) now we are in March? (I am fashionably late rifght?!)

Ps. I just wrote an article for London Beauty Hub on my 'Top five make-up essentials for Spring 2013', so check that out here. Also if you want to you can follow me or whatevs via these: Instagram | Twitter | WIHT (I have just joined lookbook, but no outfits yet! I'll keep you posted)

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

#TreatTuesday No.5

#TreatTuesday is here again! I’ve been a bit MIA on the #TreatTuesday posts recently because I have been really busy at work and doing some freelance shizzle (see here). On top of those excuses I actually got a little bit poor (just a little), I hadn’t realised how much I was spending and then there was Valentines, Papa Carl’s birthday and Mother’s day etc too – TGFIASM (thank god February is a short month! Not as catchy as TGIF I will admit).
Onto the treats, I have some fashion finds and of course beauty buys to run by y’all.
Orange blouse – Forever21
Shirt with car print – NastyGal
Crochet Jumper – Never Fully Dressed
Gold gangsta Chain – H&M
The clothes are all screaming SUMMER a little bit, so I have been teaming them with some chunky knits and tailored jackets because despite the sunshine making an appearance, it’s not quite warm enough not to. If you read my blog, you will know that I love Never Fully Dressed a lot (here) they make some seriously cool stuff and they just have the best team ever working there, which is so important with an online shop.

The car shirt is part of a disaster of a first order from NastyGal, like NFD their customer service is really good and I was more than happy with the communication. However, the other three items were not so great and I had to pay a customs charge of £20 to collect it which I wasn’t expecting. I’m also having a bit of trouble sending them the package back, has anyone else from team GB had these problems?

Forever21 have some amazing shirts in at the moment and this one just happened to catch my eye. It’s an amazing colour and the quality is also really good considering it was pretty cheap. I think I mentioned it here, but I am looking to stock up on a few neon shirts on my next visit to the wonderful city of Birmingham.

They see me rollin, they hatin! This H&M chain is pretty gangsta, but it looks seriously cool with a girly blouse or dress. I am loving the statement necklaces that are out at the moment and H&M have some of the best on the high street in my opinion.
I picked up the Max Factor Smooth Effect foundation in 'Buff Beige' pretty swiftly today because it's one I have used many times and I like the finish. I don't know about you guys, but I like to have a few foundation options because I go through phases where I suddenly think 'Woah you are orange or too pale etc"
I've seen loads of great things about Lee Stafford products recently, so thought I would give the Hair Growth Treatment a try. I feel like I need to give my blonde locks a good treatment once a week and the packaging does say 'for hair that doesn't grow past that certain length' which is so me. Also, it smells ah-maze!
My hand is always so creepy!
Finally, (pretty big bunch of treats!) I picked up a Glamour mag where I got a free bottle of Percy & Reed 'Quite frankly flawless finishing polish' which I am excited to use on my hair properly (it also smells insane and has such cute packaging) and the Boots magazine, which I love. I haven't bought a mag for ages actually, so this is a definite treat.
What have you all been buying this week? Any other members of the #TreatTuesday club willing to come forward? (Don't worry this is a safe place haha)

Friday, 1 March 2013

London Beauty Hub: Top five quirky treats for Mother’s Day

Image from my article (from 
I recently got the exciting chance (yesterday) to write an article for a new beauty & lifestyle website called London Beauty Hub which covers the latest beauty, lifestyle and health & fitness trends emerging from our trend setting capital, London. To give you more of an idea of the site, they have articles and features such as:

- Product of the week: pretty self explanatory, massive love that they do this weekly.
- Top 5 gifts for (insert special occasion): always helpful when someone else does the research for you because it is tricky to think of original gifts year on year.
-  My journey posts: this is where they follow someones journey from one career to a new one in the lifestyle industry. These are so interesting and inspiring, especially because most of the interviewees have had to make quite dramatic decisions like leaving Goldman Sachs to become a chef!
- Beauty, lifestyle events & places to visit: up to date info on what's on each month giving us all more excuses to keep our beauty addict lifestyles alive and kicking
- Inside scoop from professionals: who doesn't want to know what it's like to be a manicurist at London Fashion Week?
- Plus, loads more!

The article I wrote was the 'Top five quirky treats for Mother’s Day' (here), which I would love you all to check out and let me know what you think. Hope you all like the website too, I think it will be a popular site as it develops - exciting!

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