Thursday, 21 August 2014

Beauty | Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set

You may have seen in my What I Got For My Birthday post that I was lucky enough to receive the lusted after Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set of make up brushes. Every blogger and their son is wanting to snap up the 8 piece brush set that comes with a hand travel bag (perfect for taking your brushes on the go).

I'm a sucker for anything rose gold so I knew I had to get these brushes as I was wanting to expand my brush collection due to my ever growing make up collection. I mean a girl can never have too many make up brushes right?



The set includes the following brushes :-

- 106 Powder: Apply loose and pressed powder
- 102 Silk Finish: Apply and blend foundation
- 110 Face Shape: Contour the face shape with cream and powder products
- 127 Luxe Cheek: Apply powder blush
- 142 Concealer Buffer: Apply and blend concealer
- 227 Soft Definer: Softly blend and smooth eyeshadow
- 231 Petit Crease: Accentuating and blending in the crease
- 317 Wing Liner: Detailed eyeliner strokes and a perfect wing

So far my favourite brushes are the 102 silk finish and the 231 Petit Crease, both brushes apply the products exactly like the should. The bristles are so soft that you can tell they are extremely well made and will last you a very long while if you look after them and clean them properly. So for 58 euros (which is roughly around £48) they are worth their price, they also look super cute on my dressing table which is an added bonus.

Have you been lusting over the Zoeva Rose Golden Set? Have you got the set and love them?
Let me know in the comments.

Until Next Time...
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Fashion | Bloggers Love Fashion Week Wishlist

It's only two weeks now until Bloggers Love Fashion Weeks kicks off. Last year I was extremely upset as I wasn't able to attend and all the blog posts and videos that people were posting were making me more jealous.
But this year I am going! So now comes the task of finding two outifts to wear as I will be attending both evenings. As I will be at work during the day I need to find something that I can wear straight from my desk to the event as I wont have time really to change outfits. Below are some of the outfits that I've been lusting over and would love to wear to #BLFW


Dolls Fitted Dress With Low V Neck from Didi's Boutique
This dress will be great to wear straight from the office to Leicester square as it's an adequate length for work as well as being super on trend with the fitted pencil style bottom half of the dress. Paired with a pair of nude heels this will look great for the first day of the event.




Blue Check Slim Leg Trousers from New Look
I love the grid pattern on these trousers so much and paired with a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up thsi will looks effortless but chic. Chuck on a pair of navy loafers and we are good to go. This look is a lot more laid back than the first outfit but I know after one night in heels my feet will be dying for the comfort of flats.


So those are the two outfits that I would love to wear for this years Bloggers Love Fashion Week. Here's hoping I manage to get my mitts on a least one of them.

I will be there on both the main nights for #BLFW armed with my vlogging camera so make sure you stop and say hello. It would be great to put some names to faces.

Are you going to #BLFW this year? What are you planning on wearing? Let me know in the comments.

Until Next Time...



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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Beauty | Top Ten Tag


Hi Everyone,

So today is a tag post for you all! I was tagged by Sam from Beautifie, I've actually known Sam for years as we used to go to dancing together when we were younger.

This tag is basically your top beauty products from ten different categories. Something I can't wait to share with all of you!

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WHO I NOMINATE:

Becka - Becka's Beauty Blog
Chloe - Chloe's Way
Cat - Lilac Ghosts
Becky - Lipgloss and Lashes
Jules - Lippy Likes
Em - My Pale Skin
Nicki - Nicki Kinickie
Chloe - The Chloe Look
Megan - Thumbelina Lillie
Bethany - What She Did

THE CATEGORIES

1. Foundation
Foundation wise I love Estee Lauder's Double Wear, I always get compliments when I wear this foundation. I wear the desert beige colour and find that the coverage is great and lasts all day, which is something I need as I'm always on the go.

2. Powder
Powder wise I don't actually use any powder to set my foundation. I just haven't found a powder that I feel like does something and works for me. If anyone has any reccommendations let me know.

3. Concealer
Benefit Boi-ing is the one for me! I've used this since I can remember, it really is industrial and is a great size for carrying around for top ups during the day. It gives great coverage over any blemishes that I have.

4. Blush
At the moment I've been loving Benefit's Coralista however I have jsut recently purchased the Sugar & Spice Blush Palette from Make Up Revolution and with 8 shades including a highlighter its perfect and I've been loving mixing up my blush colours.

5. Bronzer
Bronzer wise I use MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Deep. I'm a big bronzer girl so will always dust bronzer all over my face to give myself a bit of a glow.

6. Highlighter
NARS Illuminator in Copacabana is my top highlighter product. I much prefer a liquid highlighter instead of a pressed powder. This has a slight sheen to it and you do get a lot in the tube which is great considering the price.

7. Mascara
Bourjois One Seconde Volume Mascara is now my firm favourite. It did use to be Maybeline's The Falsies but since having picked up Bourjois latest offering into the mascaras I don't think I'll be swapping anytime soon. It gives me long lashses as well as not clumping!

8. Eye Shadow
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz. This eyeshadow is a tiny bit of heaven, it has a rose gold sheen to it and I just love it. The colour is beautiful, the packaging is beautiful, the way it applies is beautiful, I could go on listing beautiful things about this amazing eyeshadow.

9. Brows
I've only ever use done product for my brows and that is E.L.F's Studio Eyebrow Kit. It does the job it needs to as I do go and get my eyebrows waxed and tinted nearly every 4 weeks so don't need to fill them in that much. I do really want to try Soap & Glory's Brow Archery however as I've heard that this is meant to be really good.

10. Lip Product
My number one lip product that if I could I'd wear everyday is MAC's Rebel. I love the deep purple of this lipstick and find that it really compliments my skintone. However as it is quite a bright lipstick I can't wear it as often as I would like.

And that is my Top Ten Tag! If anyone else wants to do this tag then please go ahead as I would love to read all your top products.

Have you tried any of my top products I've mentioned? What are some of you top products?
Let me know in the comments.

Until Next Time...
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Monday, 18 August 2014

YouTube | The British Tag

Look at me with another YouTube video!

Yes I'm finally getting on top of blogging, YouTube, working and having somewhat of a social life; meaning lots more content for you guys to feast your eyes on. How exciting?

Today I give you The British Tag, as created by Sammi from The Beauty Crush. Go have a little look at the video, you'll find all the questions on there.



I also tag Albertine from Dippy Writes and Paige from Paige's Preferences alongside the girlies I tagged in my video. But if anyone also wants to do the tag the go right ahead, I would love to see them!

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Beauty | Festival Make Up | Guest Post

So todays guest post is brought to you by Lauren, from Tea & Post.

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I've always had a slight obsession with make up, causing me to originally start writing my blog. Since then it's developed into mainly being focused on travel. When I saw Lola looking for someone to share a festival beauty look I thought why not. It's been a while since I posted anything like this and I'd quite like to start doing so again! 

For festivals I try to use as minimal make up as possible that has staying power, it saves carrying a huge bag around and having to top up in the day! I also use cheaper products as I wouldn't want to lose any whilst there. I've kept it quite natural looking as most festivals do have face paint provided there. You can always add sticky gems around the eyes or some extra glitter for the evening! The products I used to create this look are:



Maybelline Super Stay 24 Foundation
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealor
Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powder
Bourjois Blusher in Rose Ambré
Urban Decay Eye Primer in Sin
Naked 3 Palette (Liar & Blackheart)
Barry M Dazzledust in Bronze
Rimmel Waterproof Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner
Lash Curlers
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Max Factor Lipstick in Pink Brandy 

I decided to use the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Foundation as I find that it blends like a dream, has an SPF 19 and really does last all day. After applying this I covered up any blemishes that still showed through using my Rimmel Concealor. This is possibly my favourite concealor and is perfect for hiding any dark circles under your eyes from you were out late the night before! I used the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powder under my cheekbones, in the corners of my forehead and under my chin before applying the Rose Ambré blusher. I absolutely adore this colour! 



For my eyes I wanted something to make the blue stand out so chose brown tones with a smidge of bronze. I blended the eye primer all over my lid, leaving a little in the corner of my eyes to open them up. I then went over the primer with the eyeshadow Liar from the Naked 3 palette before blending it out. I also applied a little of this shadow underneath my eye. 

Using the same brush I used to apply the primer, I dipped it into the bronze dazzledust before applying to the middle of my lid, continuing to pat it out to the edge and again blending slightly. I'm not wonderful with liquid eyeliner so using a brush I outlined where I wanted it to go using Blackheart, another shadow from the Naked 3 palette. Then I went over it using the waterproof liner. I used my Clinique mascara, which is the only magazine freebie I've ever loved and curled my lashes. Finally I applied the Max Factor lipstick in Pink Brandy which again is a beautiful colour.



I hope you guys like this look! I'm hoping to start reintroducing some more beauty posts onto my blog soon. You can find me over at www.teaandpost.co.uk and also on Twitter (www.twitter.com/lblenx) and instagram (www.instagram.com/teaandpost).

Lauren 
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Friday, 15 August 2014

Beauty | Festival Make Up | Guest Post

Hi Guys, I'm Lauren and I blog on Cupcakes and Candyfloss Blog.
 
I love festival fashion and reading about it in magazines because there is always so much hype about what everyone is wearing. Today I have created a make-up look that doesn't require too much effort but looks flawless and can be done in a small amount of time.
I have tried to find products that can be used many times whilst you are there because you don't have space to be carrying around loads of make-up and brushes.
Firstly lets start with a primer, I used Benefits Porefessional to keep my make-up lasting all day, then I put a little of my bb cream onto the back of my hand. If you have a foundation or BB cream that you love and has brilliant coverage wear that, I am only making a suggestion as to what I would wear. Rimmel's 9 in 1 BB cream has a really nice texture and does not have too much of an orange tint. You don't have to wear a foundation or BB cream if you don't want to, but I think it is nice to have a little coverage.
 
Next it's time for concealer, lets cover any of those pesky little blemishes or any redness the foundation or BB cream hasn't completely covered. I have chosen to use Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer because it has a natural finish and covers anything that needs to be hidden. (If you would like to take a look at a more in depth review of the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, click here, I mentioned it in my June Favourites.)
 

Finally let's set everything with a powder. I chose to use Rimmel's Clear Complexion Powder because it has technology to prevent breakouts. (You don't want a breakout in the middle of your favourite band now do you?) This powder also controls shine, which I love.
Here's for the exciting part. Eyes. I have chosen to go for a bold eye rather than a statement lip because that is just my preference. With this eye look, I find I don't need to wear a primer, however, if you would like to wear one for reassurance because you have oily eyelids or want your eyeshadow to last all day and night then feel free to put some on now.
I am starting off the look by applying Rimmel's Kate Eyeshadow Stick-Rose Gold all over my lid and along the lower lash line. Then blend it gently with my ring finger, being careful not to harshly drag the skin. (This will prevent premature wrinkles!)
 
I then put the shade Chopper from Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette on top of the eyeshadow crayon and blended it in with a fluffy brush. Alternatively, if you are on a budget, MUA's Undress Me Too Palette is a perfect dupe (I have compared both palettes here)
 
Next, I applied a small amount of the shade Busted, also from the Urban Decay pallette, into the crease of my eye. Apply a small amount then blend with this eyeshadow and build on it because you want to make this an intense eyeshadow look.
 
Time for mascara, I chose to use Maybelline The Falsies mascara because it gives my lashes volume and length. You could opt for a waterproof mascara, as it would keep the curl in your lashes as well as protecting it if you get rained on or cry!
 
 

Finally it's time for lips. It's difficult finding something that is going to keep the tint all day without drying out your lips. Just in-case your lips do become dry carry a tube or tub of your favourite lip balm because it will be a life savour, especially when you have really sore lips and you don't want to miss your favourite band whilst popping back to your tent for some lip salve! I personally would wear my current favourite lip duo, (which I will be blogging about very soon) Seventeen's Mirror Shine Lipstick in Belle and Tanya Burr's Lipgloss in Picnic in the Park. It gives a gorgeous tint to the lips whilst moisturising them. Despite having to re-apply it throughout the day, it will keep your lips looking lush!

I hope you guys have enjoyed this tutorial post! If you did, feel free to contact me on Twitter: @laurenamysblog or on Instagram: @l.xurenx

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Lifestyle | Festival Top Tips

Hey All,

Hope you are having a good week, the weekend is in sight now! Hurrah! Well actually for me I'm now off work until Tuesday, yay!

So today's Festival Week post is all about Festival Top Tips! You may have seen on twitter over the past week that I asked for your best tips for going to a festival and these are my favourites.

Bee - Fill My Little World
"Take Bin bags (a million and one uses when camping!) and under no circumstances forget wellies!"

Zo - Zoe Lianne
"Take plenty of sunscreen, pain killers and baby wipes!"

Jess - Jess McGuire
"Wet wipes and wellies are a must!"

Hollie - Holliedays
"Babywipes and a hand sanitiser (or two) are a must"

Claire - G is for Gingers
"Take a water bottle and snacks and don't arrive to late to the campsite"

Jules - Lippy Likes
"Dry shampoo, baby wipes, sun block & wellies"

Aine - Aine Beauty
"other than don't bring an expensive tent or anything of value."

Holly - Holly's Beauty Box
"Yes, never forget hand sanitizer"

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That's your top tips and these are my top 5.

  1. Plan your outfits - this will stop you overpacking. Meaning your bag won't be as heavy and you won't be complaining when walking the million miles from the car to the campsite.
  2. Don't take your expensive make up that you will cry over if it gets damaged/stolen. Unfortunately tents don't have locks like our front doors so don't be taking that YSL foundation that you've just bought and hardly used cause if someone decides to pay your tent a visit you'll be crying if that's taken.
  3. Start saving plastic bottles a good few weeks before for decantering your alcohol. Most festivals dont allow glass bottles into the campsites so you will need to transfer that vodka or cider over into a plastic bottle to bring it in.
  4. Don't be afraid of getting a little dirty - it's going to happen and there is nothing you can do to stop it. This is when the baby wipes come in handy to give yourself a littl ewet wipe shower.
  5. Be prepared for very little sleep. The sun comes up early meaning the tent is like an oven and is extremely bright, you may think its around 9am when in fact it's 6am. Also you will get woken up during the night by people falling over your tent lines as they are often drunk and can't see where they are going. This is when the berocca and pro plus come in handy.
So those are my festival top tips! There's a guest post coming up tomorrow with a make up look for you all so make sure to stay tuned for that. I will be back on Monday after my weekend at V Festival, with a brand new YouTube video for you so hit that bloglovin' button over on the right handside to stay up to date with everything.

Have you got any last minute top festival tips for me?
Let me know in the comments.

Until Next Time...
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

YouTube | Festival Hair Tutorial

Hi Guys,

So we are now half way through Festival Week on the blog and today I'm bringing you a little YouTube Hair Tutorial.

Hair ideas at Festivals can be tricky especially if you are camping over the weekend. So have a little click here and some ideas shall be winging their way to you.



I hope that this has given you some ideas for festival hair and that you enjoyed it. If you haven't subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet then please please with a cherry on top please go and do so!

What hairstyles will you be rocking at a festival? Let me know in the comments.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Lifestyle | Packing For A Weekend Festival

Hello,

It's day 2 of festival week and today I'm giving you a little insight into what I will be packing to take with me to V Festival this weekend. I am going for the whole weekend camping at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, this is my 4th year going now so I do consider myself to be somewhat of a pro.

The week before the festival I will start deciding on what outfits I will be taking with me. I also have a scout through magazines and blogs to see what the latest festival trends are, so I know what kind of looks I should be rocking. Generally I will take 5 outfits for over the four days as it's always nice to have a spare. I'm not going to show my outifts I've picked out for this year just yet as I'm planning on doing an OOTD post of all my outifts for you next week. But here's a little sneak peek at what I'm packing!



After I've decided my outfits it's time to write up a list of all the essentials that you will need. Below is a snapshot of my list of all the things I will be taking with me.



Once you've got your list and you've gathered all your items that you need, now comes the hard task of deciding what bag to put it all in. with festivals you need to remember that you can't just park your car right next to your pitch like you generally can at a camping site. This means carrying everything, tent, clothes,shoes, food, alcohol etc. And for a little lady like me its heavy. So I opt for a holdall with wheels to drag across the grass, my one has just enough room to fit all my clothes etc in as well as a few camping essentials like my pillow and sleeping bag.



Now as a big beauty lover, now comes the hard task of condensing all my make up. I try not to take anything too expensive as obviously my make up will be left in the tent which means 1. It may melt and 2. It may get stolen (luckily this has never happened to me *touch wood*) I will be taking 3 of the Make Up Revolutions palletes as they are a bargain at £6 each as well as having a big mirror in each of them. Perfect for doing my make up in the mornings. All of my make up will be placed in one of these lovely clear toilettrie bags from Boots which are great as you can see what is actually in them. I will also be taking one for my hair stuff and then another for other beauty essentials (make up wipes, deodorant etc) You can check out my Beauty Must Haves here.

Cover & Conceal Palette in Light-Medium
Blush & Highlight Palette in Sugar & Spice
Eyeshadow Palette in Dias des los Muertos


The key really for packing for a weekend festival is not to over pack! Something I fail at always, I'm trying really hard this year to only take what I need as it makes things so much easier, especially when you are living in a confined space with no showers etc. So instead of one pair of trainers, a pair of wellies and a pair of boots I've based my outfits all around my chelsea boots as if it's muddy they'll survive and they will also look bang on trend.
Also do make sure you've got all your electrical supplies sorted, I'll be taking this portable charger with me as well as an extra camera battery and memory card. This charger is great and will give you at least one and a half charges out of the lipstick sized charger.

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I hope this has helped you a little with what and how to pack for a weekend festival. I will be vlogging the weekend at V Festival so will be sharing that on my YouTube Channel next week (hopefully, depending on the amount of footage I get and how quick I can edit)

What are your key items to pack for camping at a festival? Let me know in the comments

Until Next Time...
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Monday, 11 August 2014

Beauty | What's In My Bag Festival Edition

Howdy All,

And welcome to Festival Week on the blog. This week I'm going to be giving you lots of tips and tricks for heading to a festival, be this for a day or for a whole weekend! I'm off to V Festival this weekend so thought what better time to share with my readers what I've learnt from attending festivals these last few years.

Today I'm going to be showing you what I carry around in my bag during the day time at festivals, beauty wise.


Cuticura Anti Bacterial Hand Gel
Unfortunately the toilets at festivals aren't the nicest, which is something you have to get over quickly if you want to have a good time. It's always good to bring some anti bacterial hand gel with you to use to wash your hands after visiting the ladies room as often once the toilets run out of it they don't replace it. I've opted for the passion flower and mango scent which is really lovely and makes your hands smell great!

Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Festival hair is all about looking relaxed and with not all your usual mod cons you would have to do your hair, this little bottle of magic will be coming round with me. A little spritx in the hair and a scrunch and my hair is beach wavy with texture and volume. Perfect! This travel sized bottle is great for topping your hair up during the day.

Benefit Boi-ing Concealer
Festivals are long old days so I often find taking a concealer with me is great for touching up and bags or blemishes that I may have. Benefit's Boi-ing Concealer is a handy size for fitting in your bag and is industrial strength so has the staying power that's needed for festivals.

Maybelline Colour Sensation in Stellar Pink
Yes my trusty nude lipstick will be coming with me. I'll be using this during the days at V to top up and keep myself looking good (well trying). As this colour is such a sheer pink colour it's great just to chuck in my bag as an emergency lippy.

Piz Buin Lip Balm
As the weather is sooo up and down lately I will be taking my SPF lip balm from Piz Buin. I do tend to burn my lips and this stuff was great in Egypt so it will defo come in handy when at V if the sun decides to make an appearance.

Boots Handy Wipes
Cause you never know what might happen! I often end up spilling a drink down me or some kind of food as, let's face it I've probably knocked back a few ciders, so this handy wet wipes are great just for little spills etc. They are also really good for giving the toilet seat a quick wipe over as well before taking a seat!

And that is the key beauty items I will be taking with me during the day at V Festival this year.

What items would you take to a festival in your bag? Let me know in the comments.

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Friday, 8 August 2014

Lifestyle | Holi Festival








So last Saturday saw me head off to Holi One Festival in Wembley. Now if you don't know what Holi One is all about where have you been? Holi is a Hindi Festival celebrating colour. You may have seen it on that phone advert where they show the phone is waterproof, the one with all the powder paint flying around everywhere.

Yes it is basically that, everyone turns up in white and throws around powdered paint whilst dancing to music. It was such a good day and to be honest I did get a little too merry and ended up passing out in my bed covered in the paint. (I wasn't impressed with myself the following morning having to wash my bed sheets hungover)

It really is a brilliant festival and I'll definately be looking at going again next year.

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Lifestyle | July Favourites

Eeekkk summer is nearly over and this makes me incredibly sad. I say it nearly every month but I literally cannot believe how quick this year is going, like the first week in August is already nearly over! However August is a busy busy month for me which means I'm making the most of this last summer month.

Enough of my rambling lets get on with July's Favourites.

Beauty Favourites


NARS Illuminator in Orgasm
Where to start with this illuminator from NARS. I love using it as a highlighter over my cheekbones and my temples, its golden colour is perfect for over the summer especially as I've been trying to keep my tan up from Egypt. It is a cream highlighter so I tend to buff this into my skin with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and it looks flawless. Once again NARS you hit the nail on the head with this one.

Maybelline Colour Sensation Lipstick in Stellar Pink
This has been my go to lipstick during July. It's a very nude pink colour which means it goes with everything! Great for when I'm rushing out the door and need to grab a lippy. It's really long lasting also which is great, especially when I'm at work as I'm often trying to drink my 2 litres of water a day and snacking on food.

Lush Brightside Bubblebar
We all know how much I love a Lush product especially their bubble bars and this one has been no exception. I bought it at the beginning of July and still have just over a half of the bar left, a little really goes a long way. With it's orange scent it goes perfect with Soap & Glory's Orangeasm making it the perfect way to unwind after a long day at work.

Random Favourites




Once Upon A Time
I'm officially addicted to this TV Show. I can't believe I didn't watch it when it was on Channel 5 at first. To sum it up without giving to much away it is basically about fairytales we all know and truly love who have been struck with a curse making them frozen in time during the current day and not remembering who they are. Emma, the main lead and Snow White's daughter, is brought by her son to the town to try and break the curse.
I'm currently half way through the second series and it is so gripping especially if you love Disney, I would defo recommend watching this.

Stepmom
This film is an oldie but I love it. I've found myself over the last month when I've been stuck to find something to watch on Netflix clicking on Stepmom. Its a brilliant film and I love Jenna Malone in it so much, she's got the angsty teen down to a tee. It's a sad but uplifting film especially my favourite bit when they all sing Ain't No Mountain High Enough.

Kim Kardashian Hollywood
I think like the rest of the population this game has taken over my life over July. I'm addicted and need to be put into KimK Rehab. I climbed my way to the A List within a week of playing the game, yes that's how often I was clicking away and answering Simon's calls re all my modelling jobs. I've now reached the point where I think I need to delete the game in order to restore some sanity to my life.

Pinterest
I recently found out that one of my best friends is getting married and after sitting with her and my other friend one evening over dinner we found that we had stumbled onto Pinterest and I became addicted. I'm trying to get my head around it still but I have set up a board for my Trek America trip next year with pictures from all the places I will be visiting. Be warned though once you start clicking you will fall into the abyss of pinning everything as it's all so pretty.

And that is what I have been loving through out July. Not many beauty products as such but a lot of lifestyle/random favourites.

What were you loving during July? Do you love any of the products etc that I've been loving in July?
Let me know in the comments.

Until Next Time...
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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Lifestyle | What I Got For My Birthday

Hi Everyone,
 
I know I've been lacking on the blogging front lately but I was so busy celebrating my birthday in Newcastle, you can find out more here about my weekend away, and then I got thrown in the deep end at work which has taken up a lot of time.
 
But I'm back and now hopefully on track.
 
I know a few of you have been asking what I actually got for my birthday so I thought I would show you all in this little post.
 
 

Birthday Presents

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia
This eyeshadow is just beautiful and I'm in love, its a topaz/rose gold colour and just blends beautifully. This eyeshadow can also be applied wet, which is amazing. I also got the special NARS wet eyeshadow brush with it as it dries out quickly when applying the shadow wet.

Malibu
My work colleagues bought me a bottle of malibu which was consumed pretty much by the end of the weekend away.

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set
I have been wanting this set of make up brushes for what feels like forever. The rose gold is just amazing and the brushes are so soft. I've only started using the brushes this week as I didn't want to get the dirty as they look to pretty on my dressing table.

Blonde Hair
So a few weeks ago I realised I was bored of my red hair and was longing for my blonde locks to be back. Of course dying your hair blonde after being so many shades of reds is long, tedious and costly. So my mum kindly said she would pay for it. I've still got a tinge of red in my hair so have booked back into my hairdressers in 4 weeks time in order to get another lot of bleach put on to rid the red colour completely.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz
I had only heard good things about this eyeshadow and I just knew it needed to be purchased. I had received a £15 Space NK voucher from my best friend at work so that was kindly put towards it as well as some Ndulge points I had racked up. I only actually received this yesterday so have only swatched it once and I love the colour and it seems really long lasting, so I can't wait to try this properly over the weekend.

Driving Lessons
No I didn't get the film Driving Lessons with Rupert Grint, I actually got real driving lessons. My 6 best friends all clubbed together and bought me a set of driving lessons. I'm the only one out of us all that doesn't know how to drive, which is shameful especially as I'm the eldest one also. I'm really excited to learn how to drive and have already started revising my theory test questions as I'm eager to pass as quickly as possible.

And that is all what I got for my birthday! I did get the usual money etc from other people but I felt like these 6 presents were the main ones that I loved.

Have you tried any of the presents I got? Would you like any of these for your birthday?
Let me know in the comments.

Until Next Time...
 
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Friday, 1 August 2014

Lifestyle | Birthday Weekend in Newcastle

Hi All,

Hope you are all having a good week? I'm currently suffering from birthday blues as I got back from Newcastle last weekend after the best weekend away with all of my favourite girls in my life.

The weekend itself was amazing and my sides ached yesterday morning after all the giggling and mischief we got up to around the streets of The Toon. We set off really early from Essex on Friday morning, ready for our 5 and a bit car journey. This was the longest roadtrip I had ever been on, now I know what a numb bum really feels like.

Below are just a few pictures of the weekend and my actualy birthday, I did try to vlog but it failed miserably due to the amount of alcohol that was consumed! Well it was my birthday!








Both my dresses are from Miss Guided and I love them. Especially the electric blue one, I can't wait to wear it again especially with my Kurt Geiger shoes.

Have you ever been to Newcastle? Did you enjoy it?
Let me know in the comments.

Until Next Time...
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