24 December 2011

XMAS

Bit of an update, week in photo's and upcoming blog posts! This is my last post before christmas so I hope you all have a good'n & if you don't celebrate christmas I hope you have a lovely time with your family. 


Some christmas photo's below - I can't do nail art but the fourth photo is my attempt at christmas puds. Sixth photo is a natural teeth whitening kit I am reviewing, will keep you updated on that! I don't have any snow where I live, just rain!

I'm trying out some lip foils for Make Me Up. The colours are above, which ones would you like to see me wearing? Also, I'm really surprised at how successful my false eyelash post was. I had no idea they were so popular! So i'll keep you updated on any false eyelash additions. I'm thinking of do a similar post but with fake tan? I will be doing a post on beauty blogging tips too! I've added another video to youtube, you can see it here & you can subscribe to be the first to watch new videos.

Anyway I'll let you go now, time for fam, food & films. Have a beautiful christmas!

22 December 2011

Oooh she's made another video!

I know you've always wanted to find out what weird food I eat and an old photo of me. So today you are in luck! As promised here is my sister/christmas tag - enjoy! 


16 December 2011

false eyelashes

There definitely is something very glamorous about false eyelashes. I don't wear them everyday but If I'm going out for a nice meal or to a friends birthday party I will pop on a pair to complete the look! They don't have to look fake either. Falsies come in a range of styles from natural to dramatic and everything in between. Whether your a false eyelash newbie or a complete pro this guide contains everything you need to know. Enjoy! 
false eyelash brands
There are so many different brands of false eyelashes. No matter what your budget is, there is something for everyone! Even celebs like Girls Aloud and Paris Hilton have their own range. The most well known brand in my opinion would be 'Eylure'. I see this company on lots of blogs,magazines and in the shops. I do like their eyelashes but they aren't the cheapest. Primark also sell there own false eyelashes, great for first timers wanting to experiment.


I find that because my eyes are quite short I have to trim all my false eyelashes. Always do this from the outer corner. If you struggle to find eyelashes that fit, I would recommend 'Girls With Attitude' lashes as I never have to trim their's down.
where to buy and prices
VIVO - Tesco £2.50
Eylure - Superdrug,Amazon(cheap on here!),Debenhams, Feel Unique and Boots from £5.00
Girl's With Attitude - Boots, Superdrug, Girl's With Attitude website from £5.00
Salon System - Sallys from £2.65
Eye Candy - Boots, Gordons, Eye Candy Website and Just beautifully from £4.49
AH Francis - online from £5.95
La La Lashes - online from £7.10

how to apply false eyelashes
Not sure how to apply false eyelashes? I wrote a step by step guide with pictures here.
eyelash glue

Most eyelashes will come with their own glue. I find some are better then others. Eylure glue (left) get's top marks from me, I wore Eylure's 100 lashes for 12 hours without having to touch up with glue. Where as VIVO's glue wasn't as strong - maybe because the eyelashes are cheaper? I really dislike the Girl's With Attitude and AH Francis glue applicators (fourth and sixth). You have to pull off the lid, which is a struggle & things can get messy! These glues all dry clear but you can also buy black glue. 
Wearing different styles of lashes

Eylure 100, Eye candy 001, Eye Candy 010, Salon System 140
I found AH Francis lashes were harder to apply because the stem was quite thick and stiff, I would recommend these to false eyelash pros.
Salon System have a huge range of falsies. The 'Double Lashes' above are extremely dense, if you want a really dramatic look go for these ones!
Girl's With Attitude have recently launched a 'Double Take' range. The lashes have two layers to add volume. I love the fact the eyelashes are called girls names, the ones above are 'Kate'.
This are the most natural looking eyelashes I have. They are from a company called Eye Candy. These are really lightweight and comfortable to wear. This is from their 50's Naturalise range in 001. I really like this brand,they have a great range of affordable styles. You can see what they look like on in the 'Wearing Different Eyelashes' section above.

dying eyelashes
I am fan of dying eyelashes, I started doing it in year 10 because we weren't allowed to wear mascara! If you have pale eyelashes or don't have time for mascara, dying them is the way forward. I find it makes them look longer too. I use Colorsport Black 30 Day Mascara available in Boots, Superdrug and some supermarkets.
semi permanent mascara
If you don't trust your self to dye your own lashes, Salon's also offer this treatment.  I've not had this done before at a Salon so I can't recommend it from experience but I was emailed about a company called MYscara that offer this treatment, it costs around £45. For more details on this visit their website here


Well done you made it to the end! I do go on a bit. I love hearing from you, it gets me all excited. So leave a comment below or check out my twitter account. If you have any more false eyelash queries or would like to see what a certain pair looks like on - do not hesitate to ask. Oh, and HAPPY CHRISTMAS xx

10 December 2011

my youtube debut!

yeessss it finally uploaded! As promised here is my little sister doing my make up. It must be so weird to hear my voice for the first time! I hate hearing my voice on camera, i don't think it sounds like that in real life hahaa. Anyway, enjoy the video & let me know if you would like to see more in the future. Sorry it goes on a bit! x


click on the picture to watch the video!

Beauty Gift's this Christmas

I wanted to show you a selection of my favourite beauty gifts this Christmas. They are guaranteed to put a smile on beauty obsessed friends and family members. I think you don't have to spend a lot so there are a range presents to suit everyone's budget. Hope you find this guide helpful, you might want to put some of these items on your own wishlist!
(L-R)
GOSH Primer Set £12.99 exclusive to Superdrug
GOSH never fail to bring out really nice make up sets at Christmas. This one contains- Trio Eye Shadow Metallic Rose, Extreme Art Eye Liner; Purple Glitter, Velvet touch Foundation Primer and Cool Lip Jam. I really like the way the Velvet Primer makes your skin feel; next time you pop into Superdrug you must swatch this product! 

Osmo Bright Blonde Set £13.49 Sally Express
If you know anyone with natural/coloured blonde hair this is the perfect gift for them! Silverising products enchances and brightens blonde hair. The set contians. Silverising Shampoo, Silverising Conditioner and Blowdry Potion. Since dying my hair about 3 years ago, Osmo silver shampoo if the only product I've used!
Tisserand Essential Oil £4.99 at Holland and Barretts
Who doesn't love some smellies at Christmas? Essential & fragrance oils are ideal for mum's/nan's/aunt's or anyone else who enjoys a good wiff. Why not great a 'smellies hamper'? You could include incenses, candles, oils, diffusers....
Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.1 £42.00 for 50ml available online here
I'm completely in love with this fragrance and have been wearing it daily. I'm awful at describing scents but it has a lovely warm, fresh smell to it. The robust packaging is very practical and looks extremely elegant. I've been browsing through the Liz Earle Christmas catalogue and they are doing some AMAZING presents this year! 
Festive Tweezers £3.05 Sally Express
How cute are this tweezers?! They come in six different designs and would make perfect stocking fillers.
Strictly Beautiful Look Book £10 exclusive to Boots
Boots have brought out this Christmas a range of Strictly Come Dancing Beauty Products. The Look Book was developed with the help of Make up Artist Lisa Armstrong. It contains three eyeshadows - Dark Brown, Gold and White. Follwed by three lipglosses - Pink, peach and berry red. The lipgloss colours are lovely, but once I applied them to my lips the colour didn't show up and it felt a bit sticky! It also comes with a blusher, eyeshadow, lip and blusher brush. The 'Book' comes with a step by step guide on how to apply the products. Overall I feel this set is more suited to younger Strictly fans.  
Justin Bieber SOMEDAY fragrance £29.00 for 50ml
Love him or hate him, I bet you know at least one Bieber fan. JB's first fragrance contains a variety of scents including mandarin, creamy florals and Jasmine. The bottle also comes with a removable crystal lock and key from Justin. Two charities close to Justin's heart; Pencils of Promise and Make-A-Wish Foundation will both benefit from the sales of SOMEDAY. Aahh cute! 
Dr.Organic Organic Reed Diffuser £12.00 each from Holland & Barrett in Lavender and Rose
Holland and Barrett are doing some great gifts this year, and they've recently launched a loyalty card! Skincare company Dr. Organic have released some Reed Diffusers. They contain bottles of fragrance oils & sticks used to create a relaxing atmosphere. They look great too!
Label M Honey & Oat Shampoo and Conditioner Set £17.50 http://www.labelm.co.uk/uk/
Haircare brand Label M have collaborated with fashion designer Giles Deacon this Christmas. Giles has created a clutch bag and a collection of stylish gift boxes to compliment Label M's products.The embellished clutch bag is gorgeous and will be accompanying me on Christmas parties this year. This gift set contains a Honey & Oat Shampoo and Conditioner formulated for dry and damaged hair. Prices from £17.50 & available exclusively at TONI & GUY salons, essensuals and specially selected label m salons worldwide.

The Make Up Brush Company available online here
I think giving make up brushes to make up addicts is a lovely idea. The Make up Brush Company are currently running an offer when you sepnd over £50 you recieve a free make up bag like the one in the photo. Brow Brush £6.00,Fine Eye Liner Brush £11.00 and Socket Blender £16.50. The quality is greta & i've had no shedding from them! 


Money Saving Tips
Everyone wants a good deal at Christmas, especially me! I've done a lot of my shopping online this year. Before I buy ANYTHING I will search on google to find out where I can get it for the lowest price. Search for promotional codes and free delivery before placing an order online. Even with Boots & Superdrug - see which shop is cheapest or where you can get the most loyalty card points from.


I also know every year after Christmas, Boots sell all their 3 for 2 gifts half price! Great for stocking up on next years presents. On Christmas day I add all the things I want to my basket. Then check again the next day to see if they are on sale and in stock.


Why not save some money and make some handmade gifts? You don't have to be really creative. I'm going to make my mum some nice Shortbread & chocolates soon. It gives a personal touch to present.


A great website with money saving tips and tricks,deals,vouchers and offers is http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/

Wishing you a happy Christmas and an even better 2012 xx

6 December 2011

Its Christmaaaaaaaaassssss! Update

I love the build up to christmas. This is just a little update on me and my blog. I have created a Youtube channel, need to add my video & edit my profile so it's completely naked atm but you can check it out here. Sorry, i haven't uploaded my first YT video yet but I'm having so much trouble editing it on windows movie maker. I'm working on it now as I want you to see it asap. Last week I passed my driving test! Very happy, it was my third attempt! Upcoming post's include 'False Eyelashes' and 'Best Beauty Gifts this Christmas'. Can't wait to share those with you! Also, this year I forgot to buy an advent calender so on twitter I am posting a  different christmassy photo everyday. Already have a few up - you can seem those here. I'm thinking of making a Facebook profile for my blog, should I? Let me know your thoughts as I always LOVE reading your comments.
Some of my December Favourites;chritsmas decorations,Xen-Tan, Tetley tea, GOSH nail glitters(don't last long on), legal driver & more decorations.


happy christmas!
x
Also, noticed i was no.1 on bloglovin's up & coming WOOO!

5 December 2011

topshop's hieroglyphic nails


Topshop are well known for setting trends. I saw quite a few 'Dalmatian Nails' on blogs a couple of months ago. Where did they copy the look from?  Of course your right, it was Topshop. The newest nail look is hieroglyphic nails as seen on their S/S12 fashion show. I reckon it's gonna be BIG next year. Impress all your friends with this trend first. As you can see from the first photo, I'm still practising! 
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