Monday, 10 March 2014

100 Follower Giveaway!! - CLOSED

Hi there!

I have reached 100 followers on my blog yayyy! I'm so so pleased and want to thank everyone who has followed me, I'm still finding my feet in the blogging world but I absolutely love blogging and I am so glad that 100 of you want to read it! haha. 

To say thank you for your support I decided to do a giveaway!

My most viewed post is my Lauren's Way Vs Million Dollar Tan Post so I thought it would be fitting to do a giveaway on my favourite fake tan, Lauren's Way!

This tan really is a great fake tan and I have chose the Glam Tan as it is my personal favourite and it is buildable so will suit everyone as it can be applied for a natural sunkissed glow to a very dark tan! 

The competition will end on 6th of April!

Good Luck!!

Entry details:
UK only
all entries will be verified and any accounts created just to enter the giveaway will be removed
You must be over 16 to enter
Winner will be contacted following the draw (picked by via rafflecopter) and if no response is received within 48 hours of this a new winner will be picked

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Friday, 7 February 2014

Gold and Brown Smokey Eye!

Hi there!

I hope you like reading make up posts as I love doing them and reading them on other blogs!

I love doing my make up and doing blog posts on the looks gives me a great excuse to make my make up that little more special than just a plain neutral eye. 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Beauty Bargin Alert - MyBeautyCompare

Hi there!

The January blues have well and truly kicked in! Anyone else feeling the same? After the early Christmas wage pennies are running out, and if anyone else is like me, if I don't have enough money to go out ... I want to make up for it in beauty products! So when I was contacted by Hannah at MyBeautyCompare asking if I would like to do a collaboration with them I thought what a perfect post for January! Monies tight but why should we restrict ourself from the occasional beauty splurge when we can save money on the products!

There is already over 50,000 women following it and it is also the world's 1st price comparison site for beauty - so basically it is a 1 stop shop for all women to discover the right products for them at the right prices out of 1500 brands.

As soon as I saw this I was on board! As I have mentioned before I am online shopping addict! and one of the main reasons for this as you get much better value shopping online, from discount codes to extra retailers competing, shopping online can save you so much money!

I am a sucker for a discount (I am that person that MUST buy something just because there's 10% off!) Shopping around is something I already do because why would you want to pay full price when you can get it cheaper elsewhere and have money towards buying something else! That is my logic in life anyway ha! So when I found out there was a website that would do all the searching for me I just had to get involved! 

You can register for free and discover the right beauty products for you based on skin type, age, diet etc. Also when you sign up you will be added onto their mailing list where they will send you some free offers!

They cover everything from skincare, make up, hair care to fragrance! All in one place, however ensuring you get the best price! Is anyone else shocked that this hasn't been done before?! What an amazing idea! ... Probably not for my bank balance though haha!

The website also includes youtube tutorials filled with make up and nail art tips and also a blog!

The blog features products listed on the website so you can immediately click and buy after reading the tutorial/tip! 

They feature an amazing variety of brands from Barry M to Benefit! From L'oreal to Macadamia.

This is definitely a website I know I will use frequently and I am really happy that the website contacted me to tell me about it! 

I recommend you go on and have a look! I will like the website here.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Beauty Favourites of 2013! - Eyes!

Hi there!

I will link my previous Beauty Favourite of 2013 post here which was all my favourite face make up products!  So next up is my favourite eye products!

Favourite Neutral Palette

I literally use this palette every time I do eye make up, I think it is an essential palette and everyone should have one!

Favourite Colourful Palette

Whenever I watch YouTube tutorials and they do a colourful look 9 times out of 10 I can recreate it using this palette it has a huge variety of colours and I just love it and oh who would have guessed it was a recommendation from Tanya Burr! Obsessed much ...

(2 fell out, so I've lost them but they were just more shades of silver which I don't really use anyway)

Favourite Eyebrow Product

My sister bought me this at the Girls Day Out Show in Glasgow last year for my Christmas and I did use it every single day until I got semi permanent eyebrows done (I have a post on this I will link here) however when I am going out I still like to fill in my brows just to make them stronger so I still use this all the time!

Favourite Eyeliner

This was in a little gift set I got for Christmas last year and when my rimmel eyeliner ran out I just decided to give it a go till I got another one but it's actually a really great eyeliner! It's really easy to work with & it lasts all night! Go TOWIE haha!

Favourite Mascara

I wrote a review on this mascara which I will link here. My new holy grail mascara I got the full size for Christmas so expect to see this in my 2014 favourites too!

Favourite Eyelashes

Eyelure 202's have been my go to lashes for the whole of 2013, you will very rarely see me on a night out without these on I just love them!

(Sorry I lost the little bit that goes inside the box with the number but they are 202's)

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Boots Sale Buys!

Hi there!

Boots had an amazing 50% off all of their Christmas Gifts in January and so I just couldn't resist picking up a few goodies! 

First of all I spotted this gorgeous leopard print bag and when I went and picked it up I saw that it was actually a Mark Hill Big Hair Gift Set! ... so a leopard bag filled with goodies to give you big hair! that is just me in a set so I obviously had to get it and even better with the 50% it was reduced to £12.50 from £25! Was really a fantastic deal because when I opened it up I was really surprised to see that the products were all full size! These Mark Hill products retail at £5.99 each! so I was really happy with that! 

The set included:

Mark Hill Big Night Out Get Ready to Party! Pre Styling Shampoo 250ml
Mark Hill Big Night Out Get the Party Started Pre Styling Conditioner 250ml
Mark Hill Big Night Out Dirty Little Stop Out Volumising Dry Shampoo
Mark Hill Big Night Out Supersize Me Volume Spray
Some rollers and a leopard print back comb brush!

These products have really good reviews on the Boots website so I'm really looking forward to trying them all out so look out for a review soon! 

My current favourite products for big hair at the moment are from Paul Mitchell which I will link below so hopefully these are just as good!

Paul Mitchell You're a Pretty Big Deal Set

Next up my mum bought me a shelving unit for nail polishes in with my Christmas presents, however I am more of an acrylic girl and rarely paint my nails so I don't own a lot of nail polishes. However last year I stopped getting acrylics so much and my nails are now much stronger and healthy so I've decided I would like to start painting them more but first I have to build a nail polish collection for my shelving unit! 

So while in Boots I spotted these Ferne Cotton nail polish sets, I was immediately drew to the colours, they're really gorgeous shades that I felt I would definitely get wear out of and with the 50% off I was getting 6 nail polishes for £6! down from £12 that's £1 each, no way I could pass up a deal like that! So I decided to get 2 as I felt one looked like more winter shades and one was more summer shades.

So far I have used 6 of the colours and I really like them! I will do a separate post on these showing them on the nails! 

Finally I didn't get this in the sale, my mum actually bought me it for Christmas but I thought I would include it in here as I did actually see this in the 50% off sale so was retailing at £20 down from £40. So just to let you all know incase you wanted to pick this up! I'm going to do a review of this soon so watch out for that! 

If pennies weren't tight in January I would definitely be in boots gathering up more goodies! Did you manage to get anything in the boots sale?


Monday, 13 January 2014

New Year Make Up!

Hi there!

I thought I would show you my make up from New Years night. I have really been loving doing my make up even more now that I have lots of new brushes and products to play with that I got for Christmas!

Loreal Lumi Magique Primer
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation - Barcelona
Collection 2000 Concealor - Shade 1
Bare Minerals Setting Powder
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Nars Blush in Coeur Battant
Mac Highlight in Soft & Gentle
Beautiful Brows Eyebrow Powder
Mac Russian Red with Mac New York Apple on top
Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray


Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mac Pigment in Tan
Urban Decay Black (from Naked Palette) in the outer corners and crease
Blended with deep berry red shade from BH Cosmetics Cool Shimmer Palette
The lightest shade from the Mac RiRi Her Cocoa Eyeshadow palette for my brow highlight
Gold Glitter (no brand, got it from Ebay) I used Rimmel Eyeshadow Primer to adhere the glitter
L'oreal Super Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 black eyeliner in my waterline
Eyelure Eyelashes No. 202

I actually had a New Years Eve make up look that I was going to show too however even though they were different, on camera they look too similar so I thought it would be pointless. However there is a picture of that look on my Instagram if you want to have a look!

I hope you like this make up look! I thought it turned out so pretty I just love any gold glitter eye look! It's always my go to inspiration when going out!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Beauty Favourites of 2013! - Make Up! x

Hi there!

I felt I had to jump on the 2013 favourites band wagon! I don't do monthly favourites even though they're one of my favourite types of posts to read purely because I don't tend to mix things up very often. I usually have a routine and pretty much stick to it, so yearly favourites is much better suited to me!

I am going to do this as a series so the rest of the items on the main picture will be shown next week! For this for first edition it's just general make up!

Before I start apologies for the random grey carpet haha! As I'm sure most bloggers will also be suffering from the same problem of lighting now that it's winter and this was the best spot for lighting I could find, my house is so dark and no natural day light certainly doesn't help matters! Roll on summer!

Now that that's out the way let's get started! I'm going to go in order of when I apply them.

Favourite Primer

I absolutely love this primer. I have already bought 2 this year and this one is almost done and I will be repurchasing, it is the only primer I have ever purchased more than once except mac! but this one is much more afforable!

Favourite High End Foundation

I saw Tanya Burr use this in a tutorial and knew as soon as she put it on that I had to have it! It's a really beautiful foundation, however I do hate that it doesn't have a pump! I'm on the list in Frasers for when they get the pumps in but it's been a few months and it's still not in stock.

Favourite Low End Foundation

Another recommendation from Tanya Burr! She had this in her Top 5 Drugstore Foundations and I liked the sound of it and immediately went out and bought it. This is my 3rd bottle of this foundation and I just love everything about it, I think the colour is beautiful and I always think it just looks flawless on the skin.

Favourite BB Cream

I bought this in July for T in the Park and completely fell in love with it! I was so surprised at the coverage. I love using this on days where I'm going somewhere I can't really be bothered doing my make up but don't want to not wear make up. It's so well loved I have even lost the lid haha. I really need to repurchase a new one of these!

Favourite Setting Powder

I just realised how much attention I must pay to Tanya Burr's recommendations as this was another one haha! I've recently started using a Bare Minerals Setting Powder and I think this one does exactly the same job. It's so cheap and I think it's so good for touching up like if I feel my make up starting to look a little patchy I pop some of this on and it just fixes it! Really can't go wrong with this I'm always recommending it to my friends.

Favourite Contouring Palette

As you can see from the picture the bronzer in this is very well loved! I bought this at the beginning of the year and I use it almost everyday I think it's such a great palette. The highlighter is really pigmented and pretty too and I love the blush too. Best £10 I've ever spent I think haha. (Sleek)

Favourite Blush

I love this little blush palette from Sleek I wore the coral shade almost every day in summer and then the red almost every day in winter! I like to mix the red with the middle blush for a little more colour and to add a gorgeous glow to my cheeks!

Favourite Highlighter

I wrote a review on this which I will link here. So I won't say too much about this but I think it's a really pretty highlight and I love that it has 2 shades and you can mix them too so 3 highlights in 1!

Favourite Summer Lipstick

I had a real obsession with coral this summer so my boyfriend bought me this gorgeous coral lipstick from Mac in Costa Chic and it is one of my favourite lipsticks, I wore it all the time in summer and I can't wait till this depressing weather goes away and the sunshine comes back out so I can start wearing this again!

Favourite Autumn/Winter Lipstick

Coral was my summer obsession, berry red is my winter obsession! I love this lipstick so much and get so many compliments when I wear it. You can see it on my lips on this post here.

Keep an eye out for the next edition next week!