New Quiz Clothing Ballet Flats!

Posted on August 29, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I was really excited when I received an unknown parcel in the post the other week, I opened it to find these gorgeous ballet flats from Quiz Clothing via Etail PR! These pumps are exactly what I needed as my current flats of choice are starting to fall apart as I wear them all the time! This pair is made of soft faux leather, with a pretty sparkly diamante bow on top :)

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(FYI – if you’re a blogger and you’re not signed up to Etail PR yet, you can check them out here - make sure you sign up to their blogger network asap as their September samples will be available from today! – Friday 29th August!)

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You can by these gorgeous pumps from Quiz Clothing here and they’re now in the sale for only £9.99, what a bargain!

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review



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Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eye Makeup Look

Posted on August 28, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Following on from my Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Luxury Palette review earlier, I thought I’d make a separate post to show you the eye makeup look I created with this palette :)

The Dolce Vita Palette really has the most stunning colours which are just perfect for blue eyes! All the shades are also very wearable for day or night time – you can play it down or build up the depth of colour, and the golden glittery ‘pop’ shade is a fab addition for an evening look!

I started off by using the champagne shade as a light all over base, then I worked the copper shade into the crease and under the bottom lashes. I then defined the crease with the dark brown shade and highlighted the inner corner of my eyes with the champagne shade. Lastly I dabbed the golden glitter ‘pop’ shade over the centre of the lid. Unfortunately I couldn’t quite capture the amazing sparkle this gave but it really was SO sparkly!

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This is officially my new favourite eyeshdow palette! I’d love to hear what you think? Do you own any Charlotte Tilbury makeup? xxx



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Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Luxury Palette | Review

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Well look what I’ve got my hands on! The one and only Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette! As soon as I saw this in a blog sale for £20 I snapped it up straight away – for the sake of it being lightly used, I’d much rather spend £20 than £38 new to be honest! I’ve been lusting after Charlotte Tilbury makeup for ages now, everything in the collection is so gorgeous and the shades are all so easily wearable too. The only other CT product I own is a Kissing Lipstick in Bitch Perfect - which is fabulous by the way! I’m also in love with the Look Gift Boxes, but at £165 per set I can’t see I’ll be purchasing them any time soon unfortunately! (Fingers crossed for a lottery win asap!)

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Anyway, on to the palette! The Dolce Vita palette is so stunning, apart from the gorgeous rose gold metallic packaging, the shadows themselves are fabulous. Marketed as ‘A colour-coded eye shadow palette that blends seamlessly into 3 looks, taking you from DESK to DUSK to DISCO.’ The four colours included are all you need to create a variety of looks. (Check out the Charlotte Tilbury site for more info on how she creates these looks)

Top right is the ‘base’ shade, a pretty white champagne shimmer, this shadow is perfect for highlighting the inner corners of the eyes. Next is the ‘enhance’ shade, this is a beautiful warm copper shimmer – I love this shade as it’s the perfect colour to go with blue eyes! Next is the ‘pop’ shade, a gorgeous deep bronze gold that has golden glittery pigments, and lastly the ‘smoke’ shade is a dark shimmery chocolate brown.

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I literally cannot fault these shadows in any way. They’re all buttery soft and have fabulous colour payoff – I thought there could possibly be some fallout with the gold shade due to the large glitter pigments, but nope, no problems there! And it is such a gorgeous colour! I’m so glad I managed to get my hands on this palette, it’s definitely going to get a lot of use!

Rather than create one massive post, my next post will be live at 7pm tonight where I’ll show you a really simple eye makeup look I’ve done with this palette.

I’d love to hear what you think? Do you own any Charlotte Tilbury makeup? xxx



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Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set GIVEAWAY!

Posted on August 27, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Well I have a feeling today’s post is going to be a popular one! The lovely people at Legal and General asked me to think about which item(s) I think are worth investing in. What would I spend a bit more money on if I could? What would I choose to invest in if I had the choice? Well of course makeup and skincare sprang to mind – funny that! One of the things that I first thought of was makeup brushes. I’ve had countless cheap sets of makeup brushes over the years that just don’t last. Apart from the obvious bristle shedding – and yes I have ended up with a beard when applying my bronzer – I’ve also had handles fall off, and brushes appear to completely disintegrate before my eyes. There are loads of brands out there offering fab makeup brushes these days, but decent brushes often come at a price, and great brushes are usually out of my price range! A while ago I created this Rose Gold themed wish list including my dream makeup brush set – the Rose Gold Luxury Set by Zoeva. These brushes are of course gorgeous, but as well as looking great they’re of the highest quality too. Legal and General would like to give this amazing set away worth €65 to one lucky winner, and all you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter widget below – please also leave me a comment for extra entries!

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This giveaway will run for two weeks, and it’s open internationally. The brush set on offer is the one you see in this post, I have opened it to photograph only. If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a line. Good luck! xxx

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Simply Be Hipster Holiday Hotspots!

Posted on August 26, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Today I’ve collaborated with fab fashion site Simply Be to share with you their top hipster holiday hotspots across the globe! Whether it’s alternative style shopping, eclectic eateries, or or bar hopping, they’ve got you covered! Check out the map here for suggestions of where to go as well as what to do and wear. You can also vote for your favourite locations and share with friends!

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My personal favourite holiday hotspot has to be Barcelona. I went there a few years ago with friends and we had the most amazing time! There are so many things to see and do, we stayed in a hostel in the centre of Las Ramblas and even though we had our food stolen (long story) we still had the best time. I’d highly recommend Barca for a holiday! I’ve put together my own wish list from the Simply Be site at the top of this post. I’ve picked some casual but pretty pieces that would be perfect for exploring the city and sightseeing :)

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I’d love to hear where your favourite holiday destination is? I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

This post is in collaboration with Simply Be.



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The Weirdest Nail Colour Ever??

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Ok so today I have a bit of a weird coloured nail polish to show you. This is the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine polish in Olive 420. I was sent this to review, and my instant thoughts were – it looks like mould  / new baby poo / some sort of fungus, and I wasn’t actually going to review it because of the hideous colour. But I decided to persevere and try it on my actual nails first before passing judgement. Well, the colour is still an odd muted olive green – in some lights it looks grey and in others it looks very green. I want to say if you have the right skin tone you could probably pull this colour off, but I’m not even sure if that’s entirely true, as I can’t imagine this looking good on anyone really! The formula however, is great! I really love the super high shine finish of the Gelly polishes so there’s no complaints there! But this is definitely a marmite type colour, you’ll either love it or hate it. Let me know what you think! xxx

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NEW YSL Fusion Ink Foundation | Review

Posted on August 25, 2014

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Ok so this is officially the best foundation I’ve ever used! Arrrgh I’m so excited that I have this, my holy grail foundation!! I saw the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation a while ago doing the rounds on some of the bigger blogs, and they all raved about it, I’m always on the hunt for the perfect foundation so I headed off to Jarrolds just to try out a sample. The assistant colour matched to BR30 which gives my milky white skin tone a hint of colour and warmth – just what I wanted! And she gave me a lovely large 7 day sample to take away and try at home. As soon as I got home I tried the sample out and I was instantly wowed! I could see straight away why they called this Fusion Ink – the product kind of sinks into your skin and acts as though an ink would, this is pretty hard to explain but if you get yourself a sample you’ll see what I mean!

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As soon as this was available to purchase I headed to the YSL site to nab one – I’d recommend buying from there if you are going to get this as you get free delivery and extra samples included with your order. I got the Volume Effect Mini Mascara and Manifesto mini fragrance spray samples. Can’t beat a freebie or two hey!

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The applicator was the same style as I received with my sample. Now I have to say I’m not overly excited by this. I’m guessing you’re just supposed to dab it on your face? I don’t really like the thought of applying it and touching my face, then putting the wand back into the pot. I know my skin would always be clean before I use foundation but I just don’t like the thought of it, it seems a bit unclean somehow, but maybe I’m just over-reacting? I ended up just tipping a bit onto the back of my hand and applying from there.

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This foundation gives a gorgeous semi-matte finish, it’s very natural looking and yet somehow luminous, there’s not a hint of powder or chalkiness to be seen! I’m not usually a fan of matte finishes due to my dry skin, but this stuff truly is great. This foundation gives medium to full coverage that’s easily buildable, and I can confirm it definitely lasts all day!

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So there we have it, this is officially my new favourite foundation! I’d love to hear if you’ve tried this product? xxx



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