Tuesday, 31 January 2017

get the look - michelle keegan nta awards ♥

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Do I talk about Michelle Keegan 24/7? Yes. Do I want to find out what's in her make-up bag? Definitely. You can imagine that I was pretty excited when I saw Michelle on the TV at the National Television Awards last week. Wearing all white, her make-up was slightly different to my previous Get the Look post so I wanted to create another look. Michelle looked flawless as usual and her make-up was quite subtle compared to her usual bronzed goddess routine. With the warm, subtle pink tones, an English rose popped into my head immediately. 

I've rounded up a few Revlon products so you can try and recreate this look - my best tip would be to skip the bronzer and reach for your favourite warm, blusher. This will certainly do the trick and match Michelle's make-up from the NTA's. I actually looked at Michelle Keegan's make-up artist, Krystal and she used the Revlon HD Gel lips gloss to create Michelle's lip colour. What do you think of this look? Do you prefer Michelle's usual bronzed make-up or do you like this subtle, pink look? You can find all of the Revlon products in Superdrug, right here 

Monday, 30 January 2017

healthy snacking ♥

Since joining the gym last year, (a late starter I know...) I have been really looking at what I put in my body. Yes, we know I take healthy vitamin tablets, but I also wanted to change the food I eat...in particular what snacks I have. I will always been obsessed with crisps, dip and anything cheese related so it was a struggle to change my eating habits. Don't get me wrong, I still love to treat myself now and then but I have also learnt to love healthier options. Let's get started with my beloved nakd bars.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

netflix - the thrillers playlist ♥

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It is time for another Netflix post! This week I wanted to talk about thrillers. Now this is probably my favourite movie genre, I love feeling tense watching a film and not knowing what to expect. There is a pretty good selection on Netflix at the moment so here is my lift of top favourites. I have put together quite a few Netflix playlists, including superhero films, feel good shows and even a tearjerker list. Let me know if you are looking for a particular genre, I love putting this Netflix post together! You can see my previous Netflix posts here. Let's get started! ♥

Friday, 27 January 2017

stila glitter underground event ♥

I think every blogger experiences certain 'pinch me' moments. This certainly happened to me yesterday when I was invited to the Stila Glitter Underground spring collection launch. I have been a fan of Stila for 45456 years so I was quite starstruck and grateful to be invited. I arrived at 7.00 and I was greeted at the door with freshly made pink lemonade and mini canapes. The venue was nestled in the cosy streets of Soho and the inside was certainly busy and thriving. The new Glitter Underground collection is inspired by the fabulous 70's - you guessed it, the key products include glitter, glitter and more glitter!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

philip kingsley summer solutions event ♥

On Monday evening I traveled to the Josh Wood Colour salon in Notting Hill for the Philip Kingsley Summer Solutions press launch. I always moan about hating the winter season so I was very excited to see the new hair products for summer 2017. I arrived slightly early to get photo snapping and I was greeted with a healthy fruit cocktail and taken around the room. I was lucky enough to have the lovely Anabel Kingsley go through the new product range and explain exactly what is being launched this year.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

the q hotel spa day - ashford ♥

I think everyone needs to make time for themselves. We all need time to switch off and unwind without worrying about bills, chores and everyday tasks. With 2017 in full swing, I was slightly struggling to remember this memo so I was thrilled to be invited to The Q Hotel spa* at Ashford International. December usually means baggy jumpers, mince pies and quite a few glasses of Prosecco but with the festive season over, it is time for me to get back to taking care of my body. The detox package at The Q Hotel branch certainly offers impressive methods to revive your body while also helping you switch off from the January lull.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

christmas in australia ♥

Spending Christmas in Australia felt like a completely different world. I couldn't grasp the sight of people walking around in swimsuits next to Christmas tree's. Growing up in England, Christmas has always been freezing, murky and pretty dark but I spent my Christmas day relaxing by a swimming pool, drinking Prosecco in 35 degree heat and eating Christmas turkey. I really didn't know what to expect when I arrived in Australia but the carefree atmosphere made the experience even more incredible. I wanted to share a few photos from my trip, including the Pimm's and the unicorn...my life was complete after this.

Friday, 20 January 2017

people's choice awards - victoria justice ♥

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I have been following Victoria Justice on Instagram for a few years now and although I never watched her on Zoey 101 or Victorious, I have always been in love with her style. As she attended the People's Choice Awards this week, I saw her make-up and I just had to create a Get the Look post! The lips really stood out to me, I love the deep purple red tone and I think Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is a pretty close match in terms of formula and shade, especially Stila's colour Ricco. I would definitely recommend exfoliating your lips before and leaving the Hempz lip balm on for a few minutes to make them soft before you apply any liquid lipstick. For eyes, I think KISS lashes can add a similar subtle flick which is perfect because Victoria's eye make-up really gives me a modern day Marilyn Monroe vibe, add a touch of Joan Collin's Class Act mascara and voila! You are good to go. What do you think of Victoria's look? Let me know if you would like me to create another Get the Look from the People's Choice Awards! ♥

Thursday, 19 January 2017

interior wishlist - john lewis ♥

Another day, another chance to look at interior items. I recently went to Peter Jones in Chelsea and I found myself looking at the different home items. The store is absolutely huge and they pretty much cover everything starting from high tech cameras to designer stilettos. I only went inside to have a look at the camera section, (I really want to start vlogging and I think a Canon 70d is a pretty good option), but I ended up looking at the home department. I am loving giant, fluffy pillows right now and Peter Jones has a seriously impressive selection.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

my top comic books ♥

Okay, so this post is slightly different to my beauty/fashion product reviews but we all know I am a secret comic nerd. After visiting MCM Comic Con last year, I realised that I have never actually put a post together about my favourite graphic novels. I have built up quite a collection over the years but I still have my firm favourites that I read again and again. Do you have any favourite comics that you like to read? I would love to hear your favourites! 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

current favourites - january ♥

Although we are halfway through January, I thought it would be quite nice to round up the current products I am loving. I am not just focusing on beauty today, I also wanted to talk about my obsession with nakd bars and Sarah Knight's book. Starting off with my new beauty finds, I have been reaching for my Dr.PAWPAW balm, I reviewed the full range here last year. The winter has made my lips pretty dry so I have been using the Dr.PAWPAW Tinted Peach Lip Balm*, I don't usually like plain lip balms unless I mix the formula with a nude lipstick but I love that the peach shade adds colour to my lips while also protecting them. If you are looking for a balm that adds a subtle hint of pink then Dr.PAWPAW is a must have.

Monday, 16 January 2017

michael kors - the clara boot's ♥

If you read my New Year's resolutions blog post, then you will know that instead of buying lots of items, I am now trying to treat myself to something nice each month. I have slowly learnt that rather than spending £100 on countless tops, shoes, trousers or bags each month, I can buy one nicer item to add to my wardrobe instead. This month I had money left over from my Australia trip and if you follow me on Instagram then you will know that I was obsessed with the Michael Kors Clara boots.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

netflix - the january 2017 playlist ♥

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It is time for another Netflix post! This week I wanted to talk about the new releases on Netflix for January 2017. I am so excited that they have added a few classic romance films - Julia Roberts is perfection. I have put together quite a few Netflix playlists, including superhero films, feel good shows and even a tearjerker list. Let me know if you are looking for a particular genre, I love putting this Netflix post together! You can see my previous Netflix posts here. Let's get started! ♥

Saturday, 14 January 2017

#tiptalk - self-doubt ♥

Top: Missguided. Skirt: Missguided. Sandals: Kurt Geiger.
I have been wanting to film Youtube videos for about three years now. That is a pretty long time, right? I have planned the content and even attempted to film and edit my first Youtube video last year, but I wasn't happy with the video so I put the idea back on the shelf. I think we all spend our time comparing ourselves to others, whether you see the latest designer bag on Instagram or the weekend break to the Maldives, it can sometimes make me feel like a small fish in a giant ocean. I have to remind myself why I love blogging and the reasons why I do it. At the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, I pretty much stopped blogging due to work and my troubled mindset, I wasn't putting 110% into Faiytale Kiss and I kept putting myself down.

Friday, 13 January 2017

the aer blow dry bar ♥

Nestled in the heart of Kensington is the aer blowdry bar*. I kindly invited down to the salon to review a blow dry service and I couldn't wait to see the final outcome! I'm making it my mission for 2017 to learn how to blow dry my own hair, I am absolutely awful at doing my own so I was curious to see what tips I could learn from the aer team. When I arrived I was immediately offered a drink and my coat was taken. Straight away I was in awe of the interior, the whole layout is crisp, white and decorated with fairy lights - pretty festive right? I was taken to the back room and my hair was washed and gently massaged and then after my hair was wrapped in a towel, I was taken to one of the blow dry tables and I was asked by the lovely Valextino what style of blowdry I wanted. There were quite a few options to choose from, including natural, boohoo style waves or a lovely sleek and straight style. Luckily I came prepared and showed Valextino a picture of Angelina Jolie showing off a big and bouncy blow dry.

Monday, 9 January 2017

get the look with stila - emily ratajkowski ♥

Good morning girls, I hope you are having a lovely start to the week. I am back from Australia and ready to start 2017 with lots of blog posts! I'm starting my Get the Look 2017 series with the beautiful Emily Ratajkowski from last night's Golden Globe event. It was so hard to pick someone today but I have the biggest girl crush on Emily and I thought she looked stunning. While doing my research on this look, I was really surprised how simple Emily's make-up was, I love that she let her eye shadow do the talking. I thought it would be easier to just focus on one make-up brand today and I have been obsessed with Stila for years now so I think they make the perfect choice. For Emily's skin, I would start off by colour correcting any redness with the Stila One Step Corrector or if you prefer a more precise approach, you can use the Colour & Perfect correcting palette.

Friday, 6 January 2017

fillerina filler treatment ♥

Behind my mask of foundation, concealer and powder, I am really not happy with my skin. I have always heard that prevention is key, especially when it comes to looking after your skin and yes, I may be only 25 years old but that doesn't mean I don't have faint lines on my forehead or subtle lines near my eye area. Right now, I am not looking into skin treatments that involve injections but I am looking for high quality results to improve the quality of my skin. If I can start looking after the lines on my face now, it will certainly pay off when I am older, right? I was very excited to be introduced to the Fillerina brand. The Fillerina Filler treatment* is a Dermo-cosmetic Gel Filler and Nourishing Film that targets any fine lines on your face and neck. Pretty nifty huh?

Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 new year resolutions ♥

I can't express how amazing this year has been. I scheduled this post at the start of December so by the time you read this, I will be in Australia celebrating the New Year with my boyfriend and his family! I can't believe how much I have traveled in 2016. I have finally been to New York, Barcelona and Australia. I bought my first car, although I still haven't been on a motorway yet. The past few months I have really dived back into blogging and I feel like I have found my real passion. Fairytale Kiss has been around for almost six years now and I really want to start a Youtube channel and push myself. Depending on how much I save, I would love to buy my first house with Ollie. I have spent all year looking at interior photo's on Tumblr and I cannot wait to start decorating our first house together. I also joined a gym for the first time and I am so surprised how much I enjoy it. I still don't have abs or a tiny waist but I will keep going. I really hope 2017 will be as fantastic as this year, I have certainly learnt a lot about myself and I have not been happier. What plans do you have for the New Year? I would love to see what resolutions you have made! ♥

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