Beauty; colourful eye look 🎨 

This is completely different for me as usually I like to wear quite heavy eyeliner. I loved doing this look though. I think it makes my eye colour really stand out! 

I used revolution beauty eyeshadow palette Petra in the shade canary for the yellow. I used this on the inner corners of my eyes & my water line. I then used the mermaids forever palette, again revolution makeup, to get the purples & blues! These palettes are amazing. They’re so cheap & for the price they’re pretty pigmented. Highly recommend these.

I use a mixture of products on my brows. I like to line them with nyx microbrow pencil, then use benefit cosmetics ka-brow to fill them in! 

My foundation is always rimmel! This is using wake me up. It’s my fake tan foundation πŸ˜‚ please tell me other people have specific one for when they’ve fake tanned too?  

To finish the look my highlighter is makeup revolution, again πŸ˜‰ & my lipstick is a matte pencil from Lord & berry! My lashes are prima lashes & they’re so good. I think I’ve reused them at least 4 times now πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜ 

What do you think? 

Beauty; gold-y looks & the three makeup brushes πŸ’‹πŸ’„

Back with the makeup looks for you all. You can ignore the caption, I didn’t use 3 makeup brushes, probably more like 6/7… I was just trying to be funny πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ did it work?

For this look I used;

  • Nyx microbrow pencil in brunette
  • Benefit kabrow in shade 3.5
  • Rimmel wake me up foundation in shade soft beige
  • Beauty kitchen primer
  • Lashes are primalash in D11
  • Bella Pierre highlighter
  • Makeup revolution blush in shade bloom 
  • Gerard cosmetics liquid lipstick in shade 1995
  • Benefit roller lash mascara
  • Bella Pierre banana setting powder
  • Makeup revolution reloaded eyeshadow palette
  • Revolution pro entranced palette shade beguile 
  • Rimmel exaggerate liquid eyeliner 

I really think these shades are so warming! Don’t you? I love the brown lips with the orange & gold tones. It keeps the look warm & compliments my skin tone. 

I’m getting much better at ‘baking’ too. It really is a must for under your eyes! It makes them look so much more flawless. I use real techniques sponges for doing that. Do you bake your makeup? 

One thing I need to learn is how to do winged liner. I am awful at it. I feel like it would make my makeup looks look so much better! Winged liner helps you shape your eyes & finish your eyeshadow. Plus it just looks super glam too πŸ’πŸ½ 

What’s your favourite part of putting makeup on?

Lifestyle; girly secret santa πŸŽ…πŸ½πŸŽ

Waaaay back in March I set up a whatsapp group of girls who literally just wanted to talk about girly things & life! It’s still going strong to this day (a few people have left but sometimes it’s just too much to keep up. We do still support each other on insta though) so we decided to do secret Santa between us all! 

Lydia kindly set it up for us, thaaaanks, & we had a Β£10 budget. 

So this is what I received from my secret Santa! I cannot Thankyou enough for all of these goodies! So so kind! I think Sarah was going down the flat lay route for me πŸ’πŸ½ she knows me well.

Okay, so this is who had who;

  • I had Paulina
  • Paulina had Ellie 
  • Ellie had Sarah
  • Sarah had me
  • Emma had Lydia 
  • Lydia had Jess 
  • Jess had Kirstie
  • Kirstie had Emma 
  • Bryony had Amanda 
  • Amanda had Robyn 
  • Robyn had summer 
  • Summer had Sam 
  • Sam had Lulu
  • Lulu had Bryony

As you can see there are a fair few of us πŸ™ˆ and this is just a few of the gifts that the girls received! We also sent out Christmas cards to each other as well 😍😍 honestly we’re so cute.

Do you like doing secret santa?

Beauty; pretty in pinks… & purples πŸ’πŸ½

I decided to take some time to do my makeup on Christmas Eve. I very rarely make much of an effort in the week. Usually I just cover up my bags & dark circles πŸ˜‚ 

So let me tell you what I used; 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills norvina palette shade love
  • Revolution pro entranced palette shade captivated
  • Benefit roller lash mascara
  • Dior undercover foundation shade 024  
  • Bella Pierre banana setting powder
  • Benefit ka brow shade 3
  • Gerard cosmetics matte liquid lipstick in shade ecstasy
  • Primalash lashes in D11

Because I hadn’t fake tanned for a few days I thought I’d do a lighter/brighter look as I  didn’t want to look too washed out. I applied my makeup with spectrum makeup brushes. They’re my favourites. I’ve also used makeup revolution highlighter on my nose & on the inner corners of my eyes.

I think pinks & purples really bring out the green in my eyes!

What do you think? 

Blogmas Day 11; Revolution advent calendar πŸ’„

I bought this for myself way back in September, yes I am that sad. But superdrug had a great deal on quidco for cashback! I’m all about getting some money back or saving a few ££’s here & there. 

How stunning is this?! I paid Β£30… Now to some that sounds a lot, but trust me it is a bargain. It should have been Β£50 so it was a great saving! Also yes I did open it early, but I was just a little bit too excited 😍😍 so who wants to see some of the bits I got?! 

Soooo many lipsticks, honestly I am in heaven here. Lipsticks are by far by favourite products to use. The shades are so wintery as well. Absolutely perfect! I am loving all of the highlighters, bronzers & blushes in this too. 

Did you get a beauty advent calendar this year?

Beauty; Halloween makeup β˜ 

I have never done this before. Like ever. Not even attempted until now. I’m not really a Halloween kind of girl, but I thought I’d join in the fun. It’s not often you can create these kind of looks & have fun doing it. 

I spent Sunday morning whilst Sam was at football creating these looks.. then I definitely couldn’t wait to scrub them off & jump straight in the bath πŸ˜‚ 

These two were the messiest so I created them first. I loved doing these as I got to play around with shapes etc. Some kind of weird clown & a funky skull/doll ☠ what do you think for a first attempt? 

This one is my fav purely because I feel like it’s a bit more me.. You know what I mean? I was going for a chilly ice queen vibe.. If I was blonde though I feel like I’m more like elsa  from frozen πŸ’πŸ½β„οΈ

Hope you’ve had a fabulous Halloween whatever you have been doing. Whether you celebrate it or not, have some treats 😜 I’ve got a glass of wine in hand ready to watch something scary πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Beauty; glam clam πŸ’œ

I cannot thank Lydia enough for sharing this with me a few weekends ago, but she told our girly group chat about the spectrum collections sale… Plus a code to get a further discount!! 

I went straight on to the website & saw that the glam clam was down to Β£30 from Β£60… So half price already! Then there was a code which I can only assume they forgot to disable which gave me a further 50% off! What a bloody bargain… Happy birthday to me from me πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜‚ so I got the brushes for Β£15!!! 

Now let’s look at these babies shall we?! 

I mean, how can anyone resist these? They’re so perfect! What makeup brushes do you use?! 

Beauty; winner winner! πŸ’‹πŸŽ

So this literally made my day! So many of these things I have wanted to buy but couldn’t quite justify spending the money on. It landed on my door step just before my birthday so what a great little gift to receive 😍 I went online to add up roughly how much each thing was worth too, to see exactly how lucky I was! Follow lovetoslay on Instagram (linked for you) πŸ’πŸ½

Let’s start with the spectrum brushes 😍 these are literally my fav brand for brushes. I feel like this competition knew me πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜‚ I am sooo happy with these & they’re the mean girls collection. Perhaps I’ll use these ones on a Wednesday πŸ˜‰ if you know, you know! Β£49.99

A Mac product, yes I am a Mac virgin, well until now obviously. So many people love this lipstick too so let’s see what people are raving about shall we. Maybe it’ll become my favourite in time too. Β£17.50

The urban decay all nighter setting spray is absolutely wonderful. I do love a setting spray, this will be my going out one. I’ll stick to my cheapy  one for an everyday look though. Β£24

I love benefit brow products & this is my shade too! I had once tried Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow but I didn’t rate it, the pomade was too dry to get a good glide. But this product was a lot smoother, so thumbs up to benefit, for making another fabulous brow product! Β£20.50

I’d been dying to try the pixi glow tonic for so long! It honestly hasn’t disappointed. Β£18

The norvina Anastasia Beverly Hills palette… I have no words. It is literally stunning! So many beautiful shades. I’ve only used it a few times so far, but I think I’m in love πŸ’œ Β£43

Nyx cosmetics have literally been one of my favourite brands for lip products for years! This shade of lip liner goes beautifully with the Mac lipstick πŸ’‹ Β£4

I’ve only ever tried the too faced mascara’s so this was a treat for me, it literally smells amazing, like coconut. It glides on & leaves your skin feeling so hydrated, but it’s not a heavy primer either. Perfect for everyday makeup or a complete glam look. I wish it was bigger though as I’m scared it’s going to run out so quickly. Β£32

Now lastly the nip & fab glow highlighter, I’m still trying to get used to these liquid ones as for highlighters I’ve always used a powder. I’m learning & I think I’ve mastered getting the right amount for the tip of my nose & Cupid’s bow. Any tips on this would be gratefully welcomed. Β£12.95

Are any of these your favourites or you’ve not tried them either? I added my total up to be Β£221.94 😍😍😍😍

Beauty; summer mini haul πŸ’‹πŸ’…πŸ½

It’s so close to my birthday so I didn’t want to buy too much, plus I’m super skint at the moment. But I needed some mascara & a new brow pencil so I kind of had to πŸ™„πŸ™ˆ like I say this isn’t a big haul. But just needed my makeup stash topping up.

I was debating whether to order on lookfantastic or on boots. But lookfantastic is on quidco, so winner! If you don’t know what quidco is please read my next blog post as I’ll be going into more detail. Anywhooo…

I ordered two mascara’s as I was getting very low! I love all benefit mascara’s apart from bad gal bang. That is literally the only one I can’t use! So I still had a bit of my roller lash left & one they’re real… They have so much choice, so I picked bad gal lash & they’re real. I hadn’t used bad gal lash for absolutely ages so thought I’d get that one for a change! 

Recently I had started using an eyelash primer & I couldn’t get hold of the one I had fallen in love with so I thought I’d try nyx cosmetics as I love their products anyway. Has anyone tried this?! I really love it πŸ™Š my lashes are much less clumpy if I use a primer first.

Then I got another brow pencil. I went down a shade as my hair is getting lighter (I haven’t dyed it in 9 months) so I think I needed to get a lighter pencil. I swear by this. I haven’t used anything else since I tried it & I honestly think it’s the most perfect product! I love the fact there’s a spoolie on the end. Just make sure you clean it regularly πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ 

Lastly I bought a new concealer as mine ran out completely! I’ve been going about with awful dark circles πŸ˜‚

Where do you get your makeup from?! & are any of these favourites for you as well?

Beauty; my everyday makeup πŸ’‹πŸ’πŸ½

A lot of people have asked for this post so I thought why not, it seems fun! πŸ’πŸ½ I’m not amazing at makeup but I’m happy with how I would do an everyday kind of look. I hope you like it… Also a little warning, this might get ugly πŸ˜‚ 

So let’s start with preparing your skin for the makeup application. I always cleanse, tone & moisturise before. Even though I will then go on to use a primer. Your skin can never be too fresh. Plus your base is key to your skin looking flawless. 

I would then apply my concealer, the coloured ones I mean, green & purple under my eyes & over the rest of my skin to cover spots or blemishes. I like it to look as even as possible when I apply my foundation so this step is a must for me. Plus I have awful dark circles. 

After this I would then apply my foundation, all over! I use a beauty blender to apply it. Works best for me πŸ’πŸ½ I always wear rimmel foundations, I cannot find any fault in their products.

I would then move on to my eyebrows… As I like to apply my product whilst my skin is still quite soft. The application is much nicer when your brows are soft too. Depends on the look you’re going for I suppose. I always use benefit goof proof, never anything else I love it! 

Then I would apply my mascara, sometimes I use an eyelash primer first it depends on how much time I have! I tend to use two mascaras even for just an everyday look as some mascara brushes are better for volume & other’s for separating! At the moment I am using benefit, again yes I know, they’re real & roller lash. I would then put liquid eyeliner on & pencil to finish my eyes.

There you go, the finished article πŸ’πŸ½ hope you enjoyed this post ☺️ if you want to know about any other brands I have used or particular products just ask