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Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks Inc Swatches Nude Thrill Nude Flush

Monday, October 31, 2016
Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks review

I own alot of liquid lipsticks but I don't have many I would say im in love with. I am very fussy when it comes to lip products especially liquid lipsticks. When I heard Maybelline had released some I was intrigued and there were a few shades that caught my eye so obviously I had to pick them up. I get so excited when you find drugstore products that are just as good or even better than high end products.

Benefit Erase Paste Review Including Before and After Pitures

Friday, October 28, 2016
Benefit Erase Paste Review
Benefit Erase Paste has been on my wishlist for months. I picked up the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector back in the beginning of the year and I loved it so I held off getting the Benefit version. My mum recently got me some Benefit bits from Duty Free. I will also be doing a post comparing the Benefit against the Becca Corrector as they are slightly different. Anyone who suffers with dark under eyes knows the struggle of covering them. No concealer on it's own will cover my dark circles completely hence me using correctors. 

Morphe 35O Palette Review and Swatches

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I had been wanting the Morphe 35O Palette for so long especially with Autumn coming up so when I won this and lots of other goodies in a giveaway from Megan on her blog Life With MCM. I couldn't believe this was one of the items included. It came in September ready in time for Autumn. The shades are literally Autumn in a palette. The right hand side of the palette it what drew me to it the most. Everyone raves about Morphe Palettes but this one seems to be people's favourite. I hadn't tried anything from Morphe before so I was excited to see if it really does live up to the hype.

2 Weeks Until NYC | My New York Beauty Wishlist

Monday, October 24, 2016
New York Beauty Wishlist

I can't believe it is only two weeks today until I go to New York! We booked to go back in February, we booked it to kind of celebrate the end of the last two years. Most of you know I haven't been mobile and I have been housebound for two years due to an accident and reconstruction surgery. New York has always been a dream and now me and my partner are finally going. I am so excited. I will be doing a series of blog posts including bits about NYC including how we booked it, prices, food, places to shop etc... Kind of a guide. 

My Top Picks For Autumn Blushers

Friday, October 21, 2016
Autumn Blushers, MAC Harmony, NYX Mauve Me, Sleek Blush Pumpkin, ELF Berry Merry
Autumn makeup has to be my favourite, I love the darker lips and blushers. I recently de-cluttered my blush collection and it is still pretty huge but whilst de-cluttering I found some gems I absolutely love and will be using them alot this Autumn and Winter. I go through phases, some days I like a deep mauve berry blush but other days I prefer a pale pink or nude blush. I thought I would include a mixture of blushers to suit everyone for this time of year.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm Review*

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm Review

It is no secret how much I love Vichy products from the skincare to the makeup I have fallen in love with so many products especially the Aqualia Thermal Face Serum so when I received the Aqualia Thermal Eye Serum I was so excited. Eye serums are something I only started using within the last year. I never really thought they would make a difference but they really do when you find the one that works for you. I have tried some but alot end up drying out my under eyes which then make my makeup look horrendous. 

The Best Mascara's For Adding Length and Volume

Monday, October 17, 2016
The Best Mascara's For Adding Length and Volume, Lengthening Mascaras
Mascara is one of those products I don't own alot of. I usually just have a couple whereas foundations and concealers I own far too many, im talking around 30 foundations.. bad I know. I guess I struggle to find a decent mascara, I want length and volume but I have extremely short non exisitant lashes which alot of mascara's do nothing for them. After trialing and test many mascara's I have finally found four mascara's I am happy to own and will definitely repurchase. 

A Box For Bloggers | Ideal World Bloggers Box*

Friday, October 14, 2016
Ideal World Bloggers Box

If you love beauty anything from makeup to skincare you need to read this and see what goodies are in store! I love trying out new products and brands I haven't heard of or had chance to try before so when this Bloggers Box arrived on my doorstep I was beyond excited to delve in and see what products were inside. The box itself is from Ideal World which is a Multi-Channel Shopping Experience which is available via the Ideal World Channel or you can buy online which ever is easiest for you. 

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation 1.5 Review and Swatches

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
As soon as I heard Urban Decay were releasing a matte fuller coverage foundation I knew I had to have it. I had been counting down the days until it launched. I watched alot of YouTube video's and convinced myself I needed it. I had heard alot of people say it oxidises and as I ordered online it was a bit of a guess what shade to get. Urban Decay are one of my favourite high end brands by far. I have previously tried the Urban Decay Naked Foundation but it wasn't for me. The coverage was far too light for me and it didn't keep me matte at all. 

The Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation claims to be full coverage with a matte but not flat finish, comfortable to wear, oil free, three times the amount of pigment compared to the Naked Skin Foundation and it is waterproof. 

Ten Things I Hate About Shopping

Monday, October 10, 2016

Yes im a major shopaholic but there are a few things that really grind on me. I shop far too often. Having ASOS Next Day Delivery free for a year is rather dangerous! Whether it is makeup or clothes I will shop and shop for hours and my bank balance looks at me in disgust. We all have pet peeves and I have mine especially when it comes to shopping. You must be thinking how can I hate shopping? I love shopping actually well 90% of the time, here is why...

#1. Sales... Yes I hate sales. Well not totally but just in store I hate them with a passion. My worst nightmare is walking up to rails over filled with clothes, half of them on the floor and then trying to route through it trying to find something. No just no, I don't have time for that! I never ever shop a sale in store, I will always look at sales online where I can actually see what there is. 

#2. Labels... Walk into a shop see something stunning, buy it, take it home go to put it on and see someone has put the wrong size on the hanger!! Honestly fuming. Why do people do it?! It isn't hard to put the right size on the right hanger. I always now double check the label inside to make sure it is the right size. 

#3. Crowds... I know most places get busy, if you have ever been to the Trafford Center in Manchester at Christmas then you know what I mean when I say busy. I don't mind it that much apart from when people are rude! You see me stood there looking at something so why shove past me? Hello am I invisible?!

#4. Changing room staff... Most of the time they are pleasant and helpful but when you get those ones that are no where to be seen or you can casually see them talking to someone they know... GET BACK TO WORK! Then when they walk over and make you feel like you are the inconvenience! Erm no just no do your job. 

#5. Passing Out... We all know this feeling come on, when you walk into a store then have to check have you walked into a shop or a spa?! It is beyond hot, I literally walk straight back out. Being hot and bothered whilst shopping is my worst nightmare. 

#6. Slow Checkouts... There is about 10 people in the queue and of course only ONE person on the till and they are going at snail pace. I literally glare at them thinking call someone or do something you can clearly see we are all stood here. It is even more annoying when you see most of the staff members just randomly walking around. 

#7. The Pests... As soon as you walk through the door they jump at you asking can they help... woah let me get in the door first! When you are on a first date you don't say lets skip food and go to bed... well some might... im not judging

#8. Arm Ache... I love shopping but when you do a big spree and end up with loads of bags and your arms are literally going to drop off. At least with online shopping it is delivered to your door!

#9. Can't Reach... Why do some stores put some items up so high no one can reach them unless you are 6ft something! I am 5ft 5 which is average and I have no chance of reaching some of it! Do they think with have extending arms??

#10. Bags... Well one is paying for a bag, im spending £100 on clothes and they ask "Do you need a bag?" erm no I was going to put it all on now and walk around like that.. YES YOU IDIOT I NEED BAG. Not only that but you pay for a bag and it is ****! The handles rip within seconds... what is the point? 

What do you hate about shopping?

Hi Impact Brows Palette Review Including Before and After Pictures*

Friday, October 07, 2016
Hi Impact Brows Palette Review
Remember all those years ago when we did nothing to our brows and went Au naturale... when I look back at photo's from my high school years and think where are my brows?! My eyebrows are one of my favourite parts to do in my daily makeup routine. I often use different products from pencil to powders to pomade. It all depends what mood I am in and where I am going. I recently received the Hi Impact Brows Palette to test, I was very excited as I had heard good things.

Hi Impact Brows Palette Review

The palette contains four shades which can be used on their own or you can mix them to get your desired shade plus look. The packaging is very sleek and extremely lightweight. You get a good size mirror which makes it perfect for travelling with. 

Ash | Dark Blonde Shade

Spice | Auburn Brown

 Mocha | Dark/Chocolate Brown

Charcoal | Black

I have quite dark brown hair, when I used the palette for a more natural look I used Ash in the beginning of my brow and then Mocha for the mid and tail end. If I am going out or for an occasion I would mix Mocha and Charcoal to create a darker brown on the tail of my brow. I love how pigmented the shades are but still really blendable and easy to work with. I love how versatile the palette is as anyone with light brown hair to black can use the palette. 

Hi Impact Brows Before and After

Above I have created my everyday brow which is more on the natural shade. If I wanted a more defined brow as I said I would mix Mocha and Charcoal just add to the corner/tail of my brow. The Hi Impact Brows Kit retails for £18.99 which I think is amazing for the quality of the shades and how many shades you get. You can buy the palette from Look Fantastic and also Selfridges 

*This post includes PR Samples, NOTE all views are my own and my honest opinion. If I don't like a product or have any negative views I will put them on my blog.

Autumn/Winter Skincare Routine

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
La Roche-Posay Skincare, Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Moisturiser, Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion
I can't believe I am already talking about my Autumn and Winter Skincare routine, seriously where did Summer go? I must admit though I do prefer the colder months as your makeup doesn't melt off, cosy outfits and hot chocolates, whats not to love?! This year my skincare routine has changed alot, I now take my skincare routine much more seriously whereas before I just didn't bother. Since upping my game my skin is looking so much better. I barely ever get a breakout and my skin looks pretty healthy. 

The Warm Neutral Lovers Dream | Blank Canvas Master Series Palette Review and Swatches*

Monday, October 03, 2016
Blank Canvas Master Series Palette Review and Swatches
A warm toned neutral palette is me 100%. I have never really worn cool toned shadows as I just don't suit the grey, silver, purple kind of shades but show me warm neutrals and im all yours! When I saw this Blank Canvas Master Series Palette arrive on my doorstop I got ever so excited as it is literally a palette for us warm neutral lovers. My eyeshadow collection is growing alot this year, before this year I never had lots of palettes but now I see the addiction.