Monday, 29 December 2014

My 30th Birthday - MOTD & OOTD

I'm officially the big THREE - ZERO. Wowzas! 

On my birthday eve I went out for an amazing meal in Aberdeen at Eat on the Green.
Other than my husbands flight from Manchester being delayed for 4 hours (damn you Flybe!!) and us almost missing the reservation, we had a great time.
Luckily I had primed well, so my makeup was still in tact. Phew. 

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Makeup Mistakes To Avoid

The fun of makeup is experimenting and trying out new looks; some of which will be successful and some won't. I've certainly tried to rock some dodgy looks in my time but it's all apart of gaining experience and having fun.

Having said that, there are some very common makeup mishaps (some of which I'm also guilty of) doing the rounds right now. I'm no makeup expert but if you'd like to know my advice on what I think should be avoided, keep reading...

Friday, 26 December 2014

My Christmas Day

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone had a fabulous day. 
I had a great day with my family up in Aberdeen. I ate lots and lounged lots - watched tons of movies and felt sick, but then ate some more! Yeah!!

I love to know what others got for Christmas so I hope people don't take this post the wrong way. (By the way, my christmas jumper is from Marks & Spencer). 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Dark Berry Lips - Revlon Colorstay Moisture Lip Stain

If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen that I've been experimenting with dark lips. After testing the look for a few days in the comfort of my own home, I decided to brave the outside world and venture out with my dark berry lips on full display!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner

I'm on a raving mission today ...before I say any of the useful features of this eyeliner please know that I absolutely LOOOOOVE IT!

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof eye liner

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Makeup Trends 2015

I'm definitely not 'out with the old' just yet but today I'm looking ahead at the makeup trends of 2015.  I realise it's not even Christmas yet but as per usual, I'm impatient and eager to be one step ahead. I've condensed the top trends into three main, easy to do, gorgeous looks:

1. Au Naturel - Barefaced Beauty

Minimal makeup is making a come back. Even down to the eyebrows; girls more colour blocking those brows!!! We're going for fresh faced and radiant, so even before the makeup begins, it's vital that skin is well moisturised and hydrated. You all know how much I love Eucerin products!

makeup trends 2015

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Seventeen Cosmetics + free gift

To this day I've never found a drugstore mascara that I really like. After tweeting my frustrations, someone mentioned how amazing Seventeen Falsifeye Mascara is. The brand was known as no.17 when I was growing up and it's a budget cosmetics line aimed towards the teenage market, but I was more than willing to revisit my childhood in order to gain some great lashes!

When I headed to Boots they had an offer on; buy two or more Seventeen products & receive a free limited edition eyeshadow palette - I believe this offer is still currently running (20.12.14). 

So here's what I bought:

Eye Colour - Brown £3.99 

Seventeen Eye Colour Eyeshadow

Friday, 19 December 2014

Big Bouncy Hair with Minimal Effort

Big Voluminous Bouncy hair minimal effort

Naturally I have thin and flat hair. If you want voluminous hair without all the effort of rollers, blow drying and salon prices - I'm going to show you how! This is my quick and easy full bodied hair routine: 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet

Liquid lipsticks have been on the rise; L'Oreal, Revlon, Stila, Kat Von D (to name a few) have all come out with long lasting, 'lip colours'.  

One of the latest brands to join in with the all the fun is Bourjois. I can't actually recall the last time I bought anything from this brand ...I was probably about 16 years old, but I heard that they had perfected the formula and created an amazing, non-lip-drying, liquid lipstick that puts all the others to shame. 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Eye Palette - Raw Sugar

If you read my post about the website: Cohorted, you'll know that I got the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Eye Palette - Raw Sugar, at a bargain price. 

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Eye Palette Raw Sugar

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Makeup & Beauty Favourites of 2014

2014 has been a huge year for me, both personally and for my beloved makeup hobby;
Not only did I get married, buy a dog and relocate from the South to the North, BUT I also started my blog, created a personal best in makeup shopping spree's and experimented with different looks & brands more than ever! 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Wild About Beauty HAUL

I wanted to try more Wild About Beauty products after falling in love with their bronzing powder, so figured there was no better time than when they were offering 50% off all items in the Black Friday sales.

Wild About Beauty Haul Review

Friday, 5 December 2014

Sweat-proof your Makeup

The clock strikes midnight on a girly night out, and after a few cocktails (and maybe some shots) and lots of dancing, you hope that the person staring back at you in the mirror with makeup sliding off and a missing eyelash is someone else. 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

1950's Inspired Christmas Day Makeup Look

When I think of Christmas, there are a few things that spring to mind other than scoffing chocolates and mince pies ...Actually I hate mince pies! Anyway, I usually think of the many different shades of RED I see over the festive season. Whether it's the Coca Cola advert, tree decorations or the dodgy Father Christmas with the even dodgier fake beard!

I never ever wear red in any way shape or form, so I thought it would make a nice change to come up with a red inspired makeup look for Christmas day.

I decided to go for a 1950s inspired look with three key areas:

1950s inspired makeup

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Cohorted Makeup Website - UK

Firstly, my posts have been a little few and far between of late as I'm in the process of moving house. Everyone knows that moving is a stressful time, so to cheer myself up I bought myself a little something (haha any excuse!). 

I bought the Bobbi Brown Raw Sugar Eyeshadow Shimmer Palette and a Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara for the bargain price of ....wait for it ....£23.75!!! + free postage and packaging!!!

Not only an AAAAMAZING price, but this palette isn't widely available in the UK. 

I bought these bargains from Cohorted.
If you haven't heard of it, it's a fairly new website that base their prices on group buying; so the more people out there that enter in to a Cohort, the cheaper the final price everyone pays! I received a 56% discount on my purchase which I think you'll agree is huge. 

Not only that but the website also offer loyalty points with purchases, that can be collected and then converted into money to make your future shopping bill even cheaper. 

I will hopefully receive my goodies soon, and I'll put up a post with swatches and review when I can. I'm not sure if I'll have the internet in my new home next week, so apologies in advance for my lack of posts.

Merry Christmas!