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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Friday Favourites | 'Called Up' Topshop Lipstick

I have been wearing this lipstick regularly all through the winter! It has been my staple lipstick for a long time now.

I absolutely love Topshop lipsticks and always have done, however, I find that some of the lighter shades makes your lips look cakey, when I have dry lips. This particularly lipstick, doesn't do this and works wonders! It's a dark berry tone, which is perfect for the winter. It's beautiful. Topshop claims that these lipsticks soften, nourish and moisturise your lips. I would say that they do, do this, kind of. Your lips do feel lovely while you have the lipstick on, but it doesn't do this permanently, once it is off, my lips feel dry again. I absolutely adore the Topshop packaging and also think that the price for a lipstick is alright for what you are getting.

Just a quick little tip for the summer. To summer this lipstick up a little I have been applying a nude lipstick, I use saint by Topshop, I then apply this over the top. And it is a lovely berry  nude colour. So pretty.

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather,

Has anyone else tried Topshop lipsticks?

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Where have I been?

Hey guys! So lately I have been extremely busy with university, for those of you who don't know. I am a third year performing arts student, so the past few weeks has been pretty hectic for me because I had my end of year shows. This means that my blogging had to come to a bit of a hault. However, now that things are about to die down I am back to it!

I thought in today's post I would do something different and share with you what it is that I have been doing. So as I have already mentioned I had my end of year show, the show that I was in was Bronte by Polly Teale, where I played both Cathy from Wuthering Heights and Bertha Mason from Jane Eyre. Bronte is pretty explanatory, it is a story of the Bronte lives, and how they came to write some of the most famous classical novels in the world. As part of this process we had to create our own theatre company and had to provide everything for the show, for example costumes, set and props,  we therefore has to take on various production roles. Mine was Arts Marketing particularly fundraising I therefore had to basically make enough money for the show to go ahead, and had to spend a lot of time focusing on that as well as on my acting.

We successfully put on two showings of Bronte, one in uni and one in The Space in London, which is a beautiful converted church. I thoroughly enjoyed the process, however, I am now glad to get back to my blogging :)

If you would like to check our theatre company out, here is our facebook page :)

Friday, 7 March 2014

My clear out! | Ebay

Hey guys! Just a quick post to say that I have had a little spring clean, and sorted out my wardrobe! I am selling loads of this stuff on my eBay, there is a massive range of stuff on there. If you fancy a bargain, then check it out. :)

Hope you are all well 


Friday Favourites | Tanya Burr's Lipglosses

Hey guys! I apologise for my absence! I have been extremely busy with university lately!
However, I am back with a review on something which I have been loving lately! I have never been a lip gloss girl, never, however, I believe I may have been converted!

For anyone who does not know who Tanya Burr is, where have you been? Haha :) only kidding. She is  a make-up artist and blogger, who also has a you tube channel. I have been following her for years and she is the reason why I write my own blog. She is lovely, and does some really nice make up tutorials on her youtube, everyone needs to check her out! She has finally released her own make up collection with Eye Candy called Tanya Burr's Lips and Nails, which is available on as well as in some selected Superdrug stores. Well done Tanya :) 

As soon as they were released I immediately jumped onto feelunique and purchased three of the Lip glosses, two reds, and one lovely girlie pink. I did look at the nail varnish collection, which is beautiful, however, I have way too many nail varnishes as it is! The colours that I got were Lets Travel the World, Afternoon Tea and Vampire Kiss.

My immediate reaction when trying these was Wow! They are so creamy and extremely easy to apply. They last for hours! Besides Let's Travel the World, which is more sheer, they are extremely pigmented, I just love them. However, what really impressed me, is the fact that they are non sticky. There is nothing worse than a lip gloss which your hair constantly gets stuck in! All I can say is well done Tanya! They are just gorgeous and I am totally converted!

I will be buying some more shades, in the future because they have become my staple lip products! For anyone who hasn't tried them but wants to, do it, you won't regret it :)

Friday, 7 February 2014

Friday Favourites | Top Six Winter Nail Varnishes

So over the winter I have been loving my dark reds and berry shades as well as some sparkly festive glitter.  This applies to my nails especially. For this post I have chosen my 6 favourite nail varnishes for this winter, I have tried to choose a variety of different shades to show you guys. 

First up are my beloved berry shades. Just look at them... Beautiful!
I absolutely love Essie nail varnishes, they last for an age without chipping, and come in a massive range of colours. They are around £7.99 from boots, however, I think they are worth spending that little bit more, and they come in a good sized bottle. The colours that I have been loving are Angora Cardi which I think will also be nice for the Summer, and Fishnet Stockings, which you could wear all year around. This is my staple red nail varnish, and I have done a review in my recent 'Manicure Monday' post.
I have also been loving two shades from Topshops Matte Nails collection. The shade Dress Up above, and Light Drizzle in the photograph below. They are both gorgeous, dark colours which I have been loving this season.  I used to think that grey nail varnish was boring, but it actually looks lovely on your nails and really stands out. While I love these colours, I must say that I wasn't really impressed I with the formula of these polishes! I love my matte lipsticks and polishes at the moment, so was excited to try these. The polish does last a long time, however, it does not stay matte. The matte layer on top just rubs off within a couple of hours. I was pretty disappointed to say the least. But none the less I still love the colours and will continue to wear them. I think these were £6 from Topshop. Not really worth the extra pound for a matte finish when you could get one of their normal varnishes for £5.

Now of course I had to involve a glitter polish in this post! This one I have reached for numerous times and it is Stunning from Revlon. I actually got this for free before Christmas because I spent over a certain amount on Revlon products. I love this polish, and it is surprising easy to get off considering that it is a glitter polish. I look forward to next winter when I will start wearing this again!
Last but not least I am loving this lovely deep green/blue colour from Gold by Giles, a collection which you can find in New Look. This cost me a pound which is an absolute bargain. I will not go into detail about this varnish, because I have already reviewed it, here

What colours have you been loving during the winter season?

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Friday Favourites | Revlon Colourburst Matte Balms

This is going to be a quick post, it was scheduled in for last Fridays 'Friday Favourites' , however, I was too busy to write it. So I thought I would post it today so that you have a post for every week day this week. You will still have my 'Friday Favourites' post for this week tomorrow.

Now a few weeks ago, I briefly mentioned these in a beauty haul post. Since then I have been wearing them nearly every day. I absolutely love them. Now that probably won't come as a surprise because I have already raved about the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm stains in a previous post, and they are all pretty much the same, these just being the Matte Version.

These are extremely last longing, they don't last as long as the Just Bitten Stains, however, one application can last me 4 hours at work, which is pretty good. They also last while you are eating too, which many lip products would not. I thought that because they are a Matte product they would naturally be a bit drying, but these actually moisturise my lips slightly. They are like creamy lip balms but with a Matte finish , it is weird.  The fact that they are not drying did shock me a little bit. But it is fantastic. 

These balms are also extremely pigmented, which you can see in my swatches at the end of this post. The product just glides so easily onto your lips. I think that the way that the product is shaped and packaged, makes it a lot easier to apply, I could honestly apply these with my eyes closed. While as with matte lipsticks I will mess up numerous times before I am happy with how it looks.

The  only downside that I can see with these, is the choice, hopefully this will better with time, because they are relevantly new. I think there are only 7-8 colours to choose from,they are all beautiful colours, and they have a colour for everyone. However, I personally would like more choice. Apart from that well done Revlon, you have done it again!

I know that Revlon have brought out a few different finishes in this range so I am tempted to try some more, if anyone has then please comment and let me known what you think?



Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Crazy about Necklaces | Haul

So i have a slight obsession with necklaces, i just seem to love every single necklace that i see in the stores at the moment. I think that every outfit should contain a necklace to finish it off, i feel bare when i am not wearing them. I have a ridiculous amount of necklaces, i will admit, however, i obviously don't think i have enough. Here are a few necklaces that i have bought in the past few weeks from New Look and Primark. As you all will know from my clothes haul post, i love everything to do with New Look.

Enjoy! :)

First up, is a beautiful rose detailed necklace from New Look, this is from Roam one of the collections within New Look and cost me £7. I thought that this would look nice with a plain black peplum top that i have and some denim jeans. As you will see, i am loving gold jewellery at the moment... 

I don't think you can see properly from the picture, but this is 3D. Cool right? This necklace will add a bit of dimension  (no pun intended) to a plain, casual outfit, or even a plain black dress, which is what i intend to wear this with. This is also from New Look and cost me £5.99, bargain. You can buy this here.

This is my favourite necklace from this haul. I love the everything about it. I think this is very versatile, and besides bold patterns and prints you can wear this with pretty much anything. This is from New Look and cost me £5.99.

Again this is from New Look and cost me £7.99 and can be found here. I love my tribal prints during all seasons, and i think that i will definitely get my wear out of this one. I think this is a necklace to go with an outfit for a night out, to really finish off and dress up a look.

Moving away from my beloved New Look and onto Primark. I love the colour orange so was drawn to this instantly. I think i will struggle to find many outfits to go with this. But i think once the summer comes i will begin to wear this a lot! This was £4.

I have a leather Pandora bracelet in this champagne colour, and have been looking for a necklace to match it for ages! Then i spotted this in Primark, and got a little excited! Again i think this is very versatile, and i cant wait to wear it with my bracelet. This was also £4 :)

And there you have it. I hope you guys enjoyed this and spotted something that you like. If you have any suggestions on how i can style these then feel free to comment :)


Monday, 3 February 2014

Manicure Monday | Lady In Red

I would like to apologise for my absence last week, it was a very busy week with uni. However, this week I am going to try and post the posts that I has scheduled for last week up this week. We shall see how that pans out :)

As you all know from my previous 'Manicure Monday' post, I got me some acrylic nails. I still have them and they are going strong! I got a little bored of the French Mani, so decided to paint them. The colour that I chose is a beautiful deep red, from Essie called Fishnet Stockings. I love the names that they give their polishes, so unique.

This polish is actually one of my favourite for this winter season, and I have worn it a few times in the last few months. Now Essie polishes are a little expensive, however, they do have an extensive range of colours, which are all incredible. You can also pick them up from Boots. Their polishes are extremely long lasting and chip resistant, I can keep the polish on for over a week before I feel that I need to change it.  This polish is extremely shiny, as you can see in the picture, and I haven't applied a top coat to it, as I feel that I don't need to. I just love it. I feel like my nails are looking good at the moment.

I have just bought some nail art brushes from Primark, so for next weeks 'Manicure Monday' I am going to attempt to do something more complicated :) we shall see how it turns out.

Are any of you guys loving your reds at the moment? I am loving my red lipsticks as well.


Naked 3 | Valentines Day Make Up Look.

So today i am going to be doing a different kind of post. I am going to be talking about the products that i used to get the above look, focusing more on my eye make-up which i used the new Naked 3 palette to create! This palette contains the more rose toned neutrals, and i absolutely love it! This is a look that i have been wearing daily for a few weeks now, and is ideal for valentines day, so i thought i would share it with you guys, to give you a bit of inspiration.  Its a pink/brown smoky eye look. 

So firstly on my face i used:
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in shades 1 and 2. ( I mix them both to create a perfect colour)
Benefits Erase Paste under my eyes.
Benefits Rockateur Blush.
Sleeks Contour kit.

On my eyebrows:
Benefits Brow Zings in Light.

On my Lashes:
Benefits They're Real mascara (Top)
Maybelline Great Lash mascara (Bottom)

Rimmel Moisture renew lipstick in Dusty Rose.

I think that all of  the rosy colours that i have used really compliment this eye look.

And for my Eyes:

So the first colour that i used was Burnout. I used this all over my lid to create the base. I want this look to be quite wearable on a day to day basis, i therefore didn't want the colour to look too vibrant. However, if you do, you can always apply Strange my highlight colour all over the lid first, so that when you apply Burnout it will be more noticeable.

Once i had done that i applied Nooner to my crease, making sure that i only applied it to the outer half of my crease. Most people believe that a matte colour should be applied to the crease rather than a shimmer, however, i think that shimmers look just as good. But for this look i have chosen a matte shadow. 

Next i took Factory, a beautiful dark brow shimmer eyeshadow and applied it to my outer V. I didn't want my make-up to be too bold. However, this is where you can play with your make up and keep adding layers of shadow until you are happy with the intensity of the make up. It is also very important here to keep blending the make up while you add layers, i used a clean brush to do this. You could also wing your eyeshadow out a little during this step, depending on what shape you want the shadow to be. I just followed my outer V and blended the shadow into my lid a little. I also used this underneath my bottom eyelashes, to make my eyes really stand out.

I then  used BlackHeart a black shadow with beautiful pink/purple glitter inside it. Probably my favourite shadow from this palette. I applied this to the outer corner of my eye and blended it up to my crease and half way along my top lash line, to create more of a smoky eye effect. I think that this finishes the look, and adds some extra definition. I love it. This really adds that smokiness to this pink and brown smoky eye look :) 

And last but not least, i used Strange in the inner corner of my eye and as a brow highlight.

I hope you guys like this look. I absolutely love it. If you would like to see more make up looks then let me know :)


Monday, 27 January 2014

Manicure Monday | Falsies

So this week I have a bit of a different post. I got Acrylic Nails. So I haven't used any nail vanishes, so I don't have any to write about, however, I do want to write about the nail bar that I went to. I know that this won't be useful to all of you,  but as most of my readers are actually from High Wycombe, it thought it would write it anyway.

I have been wanting my nails done for ages. I have a bad habit of picking my nails,( I know, it's bad)  so I thought getting Acrylics will stop me doing this, enough to allow my nails to grow a little bit. 
They have taken a bit of getting used to, but I love them.

I got these done at the 'Nail Bar' in High Wycombe. 
They cost me £27 which I thought was a reasonable price. I was probably in there about half an hour, which is extremely quick. All of the staff were friendly, and I would recommend them to anyone who is thinking of getting their nails done in High Wycombe. There were about 10 women in there whilst I was there so it is a very busy little place, and I can see why people like to go there. You don't need an appointment you go in when you like, I had 3 people in front of me and only waited about 5 minutes. I will keep you updated on how long they last, but I am impressed so far.

I am thinking of painting them soon. Does anyone know if the top coat they put on them will come off with nail varnish remover? 


Friday, 24 January 2014

Friday Favourites | Maybeline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner

I am not much of an eyeliner girl, (blogger fail) however, on a whim I decided to buy the Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. What a mouthful! I have heard many great reviews on this eyeliner and I really wanted to give it a try. 

The reason that I do not tend to wear eyeliner is because it is too tricky for me to do! Whenever I attempt to apply it one side will be thicker than the other or it will be nowhere near my lash line. However, this eyeliner is so ridiculously easy to apply, and since buying it I have worn eyeliner a lot more! The product is so creamy, it just glides onto your lash line so effortlessly. I think the brush that comes with the eyeliner is key to this! The tip is so pointed and thin, it makes applying the eyeliner so much easier and precise. I know people dislike the brush, but I absolutely love it. It's a lot easier to use then the eyeliner brush from Real Techniques which I had been using previously. I do like my eyeliner as thin as I can get it, so maybe that is why I prefer it, because the Real Techniques brush is a lot thicker.

Aslongside it being extremely easy to apply, this product is also long lasting and the colour stays intense all day long. The eyeliner does dry quickly, however, if you wanted to smudge it out then it is easy to smudge aslog as you do it straight away. The eyeliner does come in a small container, which is so classy looking, but it will last me ages because you don't need to use much product at all.

I do have a Mac Fluidline eyeliner and to be honest I prefer the Maybelline one, and it retails for half of the price.

I recommend this to all you eyeliner girls out there if you haven't already tried it :)


Thursday, 23 January 2014

Lush Cocktail | #2

Welcome to my second post in the mini Lush Cocktail series. This time i have used a very weird combination. I aimed to choose scents that you wouldnt normally put together to see what would happen! It actually smelt amazing, and left my skin feeling and smelling great all day! I do suffer from dry skin so i love to have a soak in the bath with some lovely bath melts from lush. And with this bath i was not dissapointed.

I used the Bombardino Bath Bomb, Melting Snowman Bath Melt and the Candy Mountain Bubble Bar! 
Bombardino contains cocoa butter and sicilian lemon oil, which leaves your skin feeling really soft and full of moisture. Lush take their inspiration from the drink Bombardino which is made using eggnog and brandy. You really can tell, it smells delicious.Lush describe the scent as "lemon meringue pie". I absolutely love this smell and it turns your bath a lovely yellow colour, which obviously comes down to preference, but i love it.

The Melting Snowman contains cocoa butter and shea butter so is extra moisturising . It also smells like almonds and oranges. A weird combination but  it is so relaxing mixed with the lemony smell of Bombardino. It smells really fresh.

Candy Mountain, smells like sweets! It smells delicious, and leaves lovely pearly glitter in the water. This also contains vanilla which just adds to the smell!

And I still have many uses out of the bath melt and bubble bar left! Win win. I like how you can use them more then once, and I will be using them together again! I know it doesn't sound very nice, but it is amazing!

I am not sure about Candy Mountain but i realise that the others are from the Christmas Collection so might not still be in store, however, it is what i use so i thought you guys would be interested anyway. Its not too early to make a christmas list for next year, right? :)


Monday, 20 January 2014

Manicure Monday | Pink and White Winter

This week I wore two sets of nails. The first was some lovely baby pink nails, which I actually wore as part of a fancy dress. I dressed up as Baby Spice for an 90s themed party. This nail varnish is called Candy Floss by Collection 2000, which I believe are now just called Collection. I ran out of my top coat so didn't use one. But these nails didn't need one, they were extremely shiny and long lasting without one. Wearing these made me feel summery, now the summer needs to hurry up and be here!


Next up, are some wintery nails, they remind me of frost and snow! I used Barry M Matte White and a Revlon Silver glitter over the top to create these nails. I really wanted to use my new white nail varnish, and thought it would be nice to add some glitter. However, I wasn't too sure on whether I liked these nails afterwards. What do you think?


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Harry Potter Studios | Watford

Me and Boyfriend went to Harry Potter studios a few days ago. It was my birthday present off of him, which was lovely. I am a massive Harry Potter fan, so i was extremely excited about going. I took loads of photos so i thought i would share a few of them with you guys. For anybody wanting to go, i recommend it, it was amazing. It really makes you appreciate how much hard work and dedication actually went into the films, and it makes you love it even more than you could possibly imagine.