Wednesday, 24 February 2016

get the look - cheryl BRIT awards ♥

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Hi girls, I hope you are all having a lovely evening, after my yoga session tonight I managed to catch a glimpse of The BRIT Awards, including what Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was wearing. I do find it a mouthful saying her second name now, but as you all know I have been obsessed with Cheryl for years. I think she looked incredible tonight, her dress really reminded me of the Girls Aloud, I Can't Speak French music video! I feel like whatever I post about Cheryl I will always be extremely biased, this girl can do no beauty wrongs in my eyes. Tonight at The BRITs was certainly no exception. Wearing a gorgeous yellow dress and wavy hair extensions, Cheryl looked incredible. For her make-up, she slightly switched up her eyeshadow and wore a heavy, black smokey eye which is quite different from her classic brown eyeshadow look. 

It is quite a bold make-up look but she's toned down the rest of her face to balance it out. To create this look I would definitely use the KIKO Skin Evolution Foundation to create a similar fresh, dewy look - without the hefty price tag. For the eyeshadow, I would reach for my trusty Bourjois Little Round Pot Intense Eyeshadow in the shade Noir Fusain, I think this is perfect for blending but I would definitely create the eyes first before putting on foundation to prevent fall out. Overall, this look is ideal for a night out or any big upcoming events - the toned down lips and skin balances the black eyeshadow out perfectly and definitely shouts red carpet ready. What do you think of this look? What was your favourite make-up look and outfit from The BRITS? 

Sunday, 21 February 2016

the maybelline falsies push up drama mascara ♥

Hi girls, I hope you are all having a lovely lazy Sunday! For today's post, I wanted to talk about the new Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. When I first saw the packaging, I actually thought it was a 2 step mascara, but you simply open the darker pink end and voila, the mascara wand will appear. I am so impressed with this mascara, especially because lash length has always been a problem for me. As you all know, if you follow me on Instagram, I am a huge fan of the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara, I think the bristles are perfect for my lashes. Now with the Maybelline Falsies Push Up Drama mascara, they give my lashes double the impact compared to what my current Maybelline mascara gives me.

I have horrible, short natural lashes and unless I use a comb style mascara wand, the bigger bristle styles mascara wands struggle to give me length and volume. When it came to removing the mascara, I used the Garnier Skin Fresh Eye Make-up Remover from Boots and I found that the formula was really easy to work with, it took a few wipes, but I managed to get all of the mascara off my face. If you have super long lashes, I don't think you need to use that many coats but if you have short lashes like me, I can't recommend this mascara enough! Have you tried this mascara yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

Monday, 15 February 2016

current beauty favourites - february ♥

For today's post, I wanted to focus on my four favourite products that I have been loving recently, I haven't posted a favourites post in a while so I thought I would get started with a mixture of make-up products. 

Tanya Burr false lashes - Date Night: I am so, so fussy when it comes to wearing false lashes but Tanya Burr has really nailed her lash range. Date Night is my favourite style from her collection, it creates subtle flutter without being too heavy on my lash line. I definitely recomend giving her beauty range a try if you haven't already.  

One Direction Perfume - One Moment: This is certainly a guilty pleasure, I was never a 1D fan before, but after seeing them in Wales last year, I am officially converted. The One Moment fragrance is currently in my handbag, I've been wearing it everyday! The top notes include pink grapefruit and wild berries so it is super fruit and really girly. 

NYX Butter Gloss in shade Fortune Cookie: Even though the queue was incredibly long, I managed to pick up a few NYX goodies at the Olympia Beauty show last year, I am a huge, huge fan of NYX products and this is pretty much down to seeing my favourite Youtubers use the brand. This butter gloss is perfect for keeping lips smooth and soft and it is such a gorgeous shade! 

Primark PS Long Wear Polish: While I was running around Primark picking up vest tops and leggings, the nail polish range caught my eye, especially this matte, white shade. I am a sucker from french manicures so this was ideal for me. This nail polish does exactly what is says on the tin, it lasts around 4-5 days without chipping, which is pretty good for a polish and for price is always on point. I believe this polish was between £1 to £2. 

Sunday, 14 February 2016

food time - my old dutch ♥

Hi girls I hope you are having a lovely Valentine's Day, I've spent my weekend buried in Batman DVD's and eating in Gaucho's at Tower Bridge for the first time. But for today's post I wanted to talk about pancakes! If you are still craving pancakes after this week, then My Old Dutch is the perfect solution. I visited Chelsea on Saturday and popped into My Old Dutch on Kings Road, the location was nestled inside the busy Chelsea shopping atmosphere and as I entered the restaurant I was greeted with a large menu full of pancake based treats! The interior was very quirky and not what you would expect to see on Kings Road but it certainly warrants its place, there was a mixture of blue chairs with orange walls - definitely matching the unique menu! 

Despite being pancake focused, there are a few other options, such as nachos, salads and waffles. I ordered an organic apple juice and for our mains we ordered the crispy bacon, spinach and melted cheese pancake as well as the bacon and maple syrup savoury pancake. They also had a selection of vegetarian and gluten free pancakes, so this is certainly a plus! I really didn't know what to expect when I ordered my food, I'll admit that I am not normally a fan of pancakes but as they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. They were enormous and absolutely covered with toppings - the bacon on my spinach and cheese pancake was perfectly crisp, exactly how I like it! Even though the pancakes were giant, we managed to eat both of them, so you certainly won't waste anything. Overall, the experience at My Old Dutch was a nice change compared to my usual evening meals out, I loved having pancakes for lunch and the location is a dream. You can see the full menu here. 9/10 

Saturday, 6 February 2016

beauty uk lips matter creams ♥

I recently received two of the Beauty UK Lips Matters* shades, as I've said many times before, shimmer make-up is totally out of my comfort zone, so matte lip creams make me very happy. I have been a fan of Beauty UK for years now, the price, packaging and colour range is incredible and the Beauty UK Lips Matter collection is no exception. There are eight shades in the complete range and the colours include nudes, peachy pinks and a few reds. Pretty much your every lip need! The two shades I received are called No.1 Bond, Mrs Bond and No.3 Curious Coral. When I first tried the lip creams, I was so impressed with how silky and smooth the texture was, even though the formula is supposed to be matte, it was not dry on my lips. 

It created a gorgeous matte texture but it had a slightly, creamy feel to the formula so my lips didn't look chapped! I was so impressed with the pigmentation, I applied Curious Coral over a red lipstick and it created a gorgeous warm lip shade. It definitely works by itself or by wearing over your current lipstick. For £3.99, you really can't go wrong. If you haven't tried matte lip creams before, Beauty UK are a great starting point before you spend the big bucks on products like Kylie Jenner's lip kits! Have you tried Beauty UK products before? You can see the full range here. 9/10 

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

i heart makeup lip geek lipstick ♥

I have been meaning to put this review together for a while, I finally found a lipstick that matches my skin tone perfectly and provides a perfect companion for my smokey eye make-up. Meet the I heart Makeup Lip Geek lipstick, (quite a mouthful!), in the shade: A Smile is the Best Makeup. Made by Make-Up Revolution, this range is perfect for lips that need moisture because of the gorgeous, creamy texture. First of all, lets start with the packaging - hello eye catching! I really love the 80's Barbie doll packaging, I definitely makes it easier finding this in my make-up bag. 

There really are ideal for everyday wear if you want to avoid wearing your £15 MAC lipstick everyday like me. The price is heaven, only £1.99. What I really love about this range is the large amount of nude shades in the collection, I am obsessed with nude lipsticks and I feel Make-Up Revolution has managed to cater every nude shade for any skin type. There really isn't a bad thing to say about these lipsticks, the texture is perfect although you should exfoliate your lips properly just to make sure the lipstick formula applies smoothly. With 24 shades to choose from, you can definitely find your favourite. You can see the full range here. 10/10 
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