Wednesday, 6 December 2017

My Festive Makeup Party Picks


Happy December everyone! Who else is just as excited as me about it being the month of all things festive, I love it. As it's December I'm planning all of my posts around Christmas and everything to do with the season. There are so many gift guides floating around right now (I promise I will have one going up very soon) I thought I'd kick things off with my festive party makeup picks. This weekend I had my works Christmas party, which inspired me for this post, so I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite things.

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Three Products You Need To Try From Wonderland Makeup

Wonderland Makeup

I love going through my makeup bag around this time of year because it gives me great joy opening it and seeing lots of shimmery products, festive red lipsticks and all those other bits that are essential for the party season - Whilst I may not be attending as many parties as I used to, I'm still all about the glitz and glam. Recently three new products from Wonderland Makeup have made their way into my makeup bag, two of them I've been reaching for daily and the other one I'm waiting to use for my works Christmas party coming up this weekend - And of course I have to share this with all of you! To be honest Wonderland Makeup is not a brand that I've ever heard of before, but after I was contacted by email to try and test out some products, I headed over to their website and was really impressed. Wonderland Makeup is a cruelty free makeup brand that aim to produce high end makeup at an affordable price, which sounds great. As soon as I saw the Wonderland Makeup packaging on their website, I was practically sold. All of their makeup comes in white packaging, which is not only gorgeous, it also so pretty to photograph - Which is perfect for those flatlays on Instagram!

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Taking Archie To See Santa at Wyevale Garden Centre


I've always loved Christmas, its easily my favourite time of year and has been since I can remember. I have wonderful memories of Christmas as a child and it gives me those warm fuzzy feelings in my tummy when I reminisce and think about all those magical moments. Christmas as an adult has always been wonderful too, but I think it's children that bring that extra magic to Christmas. Now we have Archie, Christmas has become magical again and this year will be his second Christmas. For me it means getting into the Christmas spirit early, putting on those Christmas films and I kid you not, Archie and I spent a good portion of last week dancing around to Christmas music - All we need to do now is put our tree up, which is happening sometime this week! I just want to cherish all these magical Christmas moments, which is why we plan on doing as many festive things as possible over the next month. This weekend we really got all those festive feels and took Archie to our local Wyevale Garden Centre to see Santa in his grotto.  It was so special and so magical, so I thought I'd share our day with you and it might help you decide where you want to take your little on this festive season.
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Perfect Party Season Palette | Girls With Attitude Fairytale Eyeshadow Palette

Girls With Attitude Fairytale Eyeshadow Palette

Can you believe party season is just around the corner? It's crazy, this year has just flown by, like honestly where has the time gone? I don't know why but it feels that everybody, including myself if getting into the festive spirit much sooner this year and I'm pretty sure the Christmas ads don't show this early on. Not to mention Christmas gift guides are popping up on my feeds everywhere - I'm cerdinally not complaining though, this has to be my favourite time of year. As I'm starting to feel particularly festive I thought I'd start getting my Christmas related posts up and I thought I'd start things off with showcasing this beautiful palette from Girls With Attitude, which is going to be perfect for any Christmas party you have coming up.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Does The NEW Maybelline Tattoo Brow Really Work | Results & Review


Hands up if you hate doing your eyebrow! Hands up again if you always have major brow drama and filling them in is the most annoying part of your makeup routine! Let me tell you, my hands are way up high in the air. I like to think that I do an ok job when it comes to filling my brows in - If you look at my selfies a few years ago, to what they look like now, theres definitely a huge improvement in the way my brows look. BUT I hate filling them in, I find it so time consuming and I know the saying 'brows are sisters not twins', but sometimes my brows don't even look like there related! The idea of getting my brows tattooed on or micro bladed has always been appealing, but if truth be told I don't have the time or money for that. So when I started seeing all the hype on Instagram about the new Tattoo Brow from Maybelline I was curious and knew I had to pick one up on my next trip into town. I brought one a week ago and I have to say I'm impressed, so I thought I'd share with you all my results and give you all a review so you can decide if its worth picking one up yourselves.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

My Five Favourite Nudes for Autumn/Winter

My Five Favourite Nudes for Autumn/Winter

It's been a long time since I typed up a lipstick post, which is quite shocking for me as lipstick is easily my favourite makeup product. I think its because I have a lot less time to do my makeup now I have Archie and I always reach for an easy trusty nude that I know will work with every look. I have  a few nude lipsticks that I've been reaching for non stop over the last few weeks and I think they are  perfect for the season, so I thought I would share with you all my top five favourite, because I know you guys love a nude just as much as me.

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

All Eyes On You | New Makeup From 3INA To Make Your Eyes Go WOW!

3INA Eye Makeup - All Eyes On You

One makeup brand that I've really been enjoying over the last few months is 3INA, it's makeup brand thats only been available to the UK quite recently. In August I tried and reviewed a few of the 3INA best sellers (which you can read here) which really impressed me, so I was pretty excited when a parcel came though the door the other week with some of the new releases from this brand. Some of the bits they sent me over are beautiful and I think are perfect for the up and coming party season. I know December is still a little way off and you might be thinking lets get Halloween over and done with first, but December is my favourite time of year and I'm already getting excited about the festive season, which includes my choices of makeup. For me holiday makeup is about going all out and the new eye makeup from 3INA* will really help make them pop.
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Urban Decay Trouble Maker Mascara - Super Fat, Super Long & Sex Proof!

Urban Decay Trouble Maker Mascara

Whenever I think of Urban Decay, my thoughts immediately go to their eyeshadow palettes, the Naked ones in particular are some of my all time favourites. I've found over the years that when it comes to makeup Urban Decay always get it right - I love everything from their eyeshadows, lipsticks and the All Nighter Foundation has become my holy grail. However I've never tried any of the Urban Decay mascaras - Shocking, right? My reason for this, is because I begrudge paying more than £10.00 for a mascara, especially when mascara is so hard to get right. So I've always resisted the urge to splurge and stick with drugstore mascaras instead. That is until the new Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara* made its way through my letter box and its made me have a huge rethink about high end mascaras. So I thought I'd come on my blog today to let you guys know if this new mascara is worth its price tag. 


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Friday, 20 October 2017

My Baby Is Now A Toddler! | Archie's 19 Month Update


As soon as I typed the title of this post, a little wave of sadness washed over me because I can't believe how quickly Archie is growing up. It only feels like yesterday that he was a little tiny baby and I can't believe where the time has gone. I know Archie has been a little teeny tot since he turned one, but in my mind he was still a little baby - But now he's reached 19 months I don't really feel like I can get away with calling him my baby anymore, although in my mind he will always be. It's been a good few months since I last done an Archie update post, the last one was when he reached 15 months, which you can find here. So much has changed in four months and I've seen been so much  progression in his development, I thought it was about time I share with you all how he's getting on.

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Girls With Attitude Flamingal Makeup Brush Collection | Full Review

Girls With Attitude Flamingal Makeup Brush Collection

You guys know how much I love Girls With Attitude, not only are they one of my favourite brands, but GWA do the best makeup brushes. Honestly if you've not seen their makeup brush collections you have been missing out! Gone are the days where makeup brushes where simple and boring and when it comes to design Girls With Attitude really set the bar high and bring out brushes that are just too pretty to use. As a proud owner of all their makeup brushes, I can say that they are not just pretty to look at, but are the best for applying makeup. The latest collection Girls With Attitude brought out are probably the most beautiful and if your like me and pink is your favourite colour, then you need these brushes in your life. Yes, today I'm talking about the Flamingal brushes and giving you a mini review of each brush in the 17 piece collection.
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Friday, 22 September 2017

American Express® brings the Glitz and Glamour of the Red Carpet to Milton Keynes and you're Invited!


Sponsored Post in Association with American Express®  

I’ve always loved the theatre, going to the cinema and watching the release of new films. Regular readers here will know that I studied Drama at university, so the arts have always been something I’m hugely passionate about. Since becoming a mum last year, I rarely get those evenings out and these days, its usually a date night on the sofa for my fiancé and I with a good DVD and takeaway. However it’s still really important for me to make that extra effort and do some of the things I used to do pre baby. I know a lot of you feel the same as me and love a good film as much as I do, so I’ve teamed up with American Express to help spread the word on how you could register for a free ticket to the see the 61st BFI London Film Festival Opening Night gala film Breathe at a cinema near you. 
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Best Brightening Makeup From GOSH Copenhagen

The Best Brightening Makeup From GOSH Copenhagen

I love trying out new makeup bits and recently I've been trying a few things from GOSH. When I first started blogging it felt like the whole blogging community was obsessed with this brand, but fast forward a few years later I don't think they get mentioned enough. Whenever I go into Superdrug I was love browsing the GOSH counter and this summer my two go to lipsticks have been the GOSH Liquid Matte lipsticks, they're amazing if you've not yet tried them! This season GOSH have added a few new lines to their makeup collection and I thought I'd share with you some of my favourites.

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Friday, 8 September 2017

House of Fraser Beauty Haul | Mac, Urban Decay, Benefit & More

 House of Fraser Beauty Haul

There is nothing more satisfy than going on a huge shopping spree for makeup and other beauty bits, who agrees with me? I love it when I start crossing things of my wish list (which is forever growing) and I always get such a buzz when I add something I've been wanting for a long time into my shopping basket. Usually I buy most of my makeup online for convenience, but going to a beauty contour is always my favourite way to buy my makeup. When it comes to shopping for high end makeup, either online or in store, my go too shop is always House of Fraser as they have the best selection. If you're a regular reader here you will know that a new HoF opened up near me recently (post here) and I was kindly invited to the launch. I could't see the new store without doing some makeup shopping, so I thought it was about time I got a beauty haul up. These are my favourite kinds of posts to read, so get comfy and enjoy!

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Makeup Obsession Glitter Collection Makeup Brushes | TAM BEAUTY

Makeup Obsession Glitter Collection Makeup Brushes

Don't you just love it when makeup brushes make you go weak at the knees; Long gone are the days where your makeup brush collection is a simple set of brushes with black handles - Thats so boring! I'm one of these girls who loves pretty makeup brushes and if you're a regular reader of my blog you will know that I have quite the collection. Recently I've added a few more to my ever growing collection and I know you guys are going to love them just as much as me. Makeup Obsession, one of the brands that fall under TAM BEAUTY have released their new Glitter Collection makeup brushes* and they are gorgeous.

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Monday, 28 August 2017

New House of Fraser Store Opening at Rushden Lakes | Take a Look Inside!

House of Fraser at Rushden Lakes

I love shopping theres no doubt about it, but regular readers will know my struggle because my town is shocking when it comes to choices, theres only a few decent shops on the high street and nowhere to buy any high end makeup and as a beauty blogger this is a nightmare! You may have seen my post a few weeks ago about the new shopping centre Rushen Lakes opening (here) and my shopping prayers have been answered. Why? Because House of Fraser finally opened up their doors and this new store of theirs literally whisked me away to beauty heaven. Towards the end of last week I was kindly invited by the team at HoF to attend the opening of their new store, which got me so excited for a number of reasons - the main one being House of Fraser has to be my favourite department store. I've been to Rushden Lakes a few times and every time I've passed HoF I see the lighted up Mac and Urban Decay counters calling my name, so for me the countdown on the store opening was on. So on Thursday morning I took the 15 minute trip over there and had one of the best shopping experiences of my life; So amazing that I just have to share it with you all.

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Friday, 25 August 2017

3INA Cosmetics Bestsellers | Longwear Lipstick, Highlighter & Cream Eyeshadow

3INA Cosmetics Bestsellers | Longwear Lipstick, Highlighter & Cream Eyeshadow

I know I must sound like I broken record when I say this, but one of the BEST thing about being a beauty addict and blogger is discovering new brands and today I want to share with you some of the bestsellers from new brand on the block 3INA (pronounced mina). I first heard about 3INA from some of my fellow beauty girls, sharing their 3INA hauls over on their blogs and Instagram and as far as first impressions go, I was really impressed. I love the look of the sleek black packaging and all the makeup that I had seen looked really pretty. It wasn't long before I was browsing the 3INA website and I love they're branding, theres a real 'Girl Power' vibe there which is something I'm all about. Over the last few weeks I've been trying out three of 3INA's bestsellers and I thought I'd give you my first impressions of the products and a little mini review of the Longwear Lipstick*, Highlighter* and Cream Eyeshadow*.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Girls With Attitude Liquid Matte Lipsticks | Full Review & Swatches

Girls With Attitude Liquid Matte Lipsticks

My favourite brand Girls With Attitude have been working their magic once again and have brought out some amazing and exciting releases over the last month, which includes their stunning and most Instagramable brushes yet! I'm sure you've seen the new Flamingal collection over on their Instagram (@girls_attitude) and I have a full review coming your way very soon, but thats not the new release I'm talking about today. You guys know that lipstick is my favourite makeup item ever, partially liquid lipsticks, so I kind of feel that the new Girls With Attitude Liquid Lipsticks we're just calling out to me. Yes thats right, GWA now have three gorgeous matte liquid lipsticks added to their line of makeup and I love them! What's makes these lipsticks even more special, is that there is a mermaid theme with them and you guys all know how much I love mermaids.

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Friday, 18 August 2017

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil & Other DHC Beauty Products | Full Review

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil & Other DHC Beauty Products

Right now I feel like I'm onto a right winner with my skincare routine and trust me when I say this is a very rare thing for me. Usually I'm falling in and out of love with cleansers and moisturisers more often that I should and being a beauty blogger means I always want to try out new things, so its really difficult to get right. But right now I couldn't be more happier with my skin and I think its all down to the cleanser that I've been using. For the last month or so, I've been washing my face and taking all of my makeup off with the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and its honestly one of the best things ever.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette | Full Review and Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette


When it comes to talk and hype around makeup, Urban Decay are always up there with their new releases and recently the heat has been on quite literally as all the talk amongst us beauty bloggers has been about the new Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette*. I've been following Urban Decay on Twitter since I set up my account and when I saw them tweet about their new addition to their Naked range, I was so excited as this palette is beautiful in every single way and just knew that as soon as it was available to buy in the UK I had to have it in my collection.
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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

New Marks & Spencer Opening at Rushden Lakes

New Marks & Spencer Opening at Rushden Lakes

One thing thats always made me feel very lucky as a blogger is being invited to events that I would never dream of going to or would pop up in everyday normal situations. I think every blogger out there gets that blogger buzz when you've been singled out to go somewhere and its one of the best feelings ever. Since having Archie I rarely get to go to such events now, mainly because most of them are in London and it's not so easy to get childcare last minute. So when Chloe contacted me on the behalf of Marks and Spencer asking if I would like to attend the opening of the new store in Rushden Lakes I was thrilled and of course I had to say yes. I've always like Marks & Spencer, especially their food halls, lets face it you can't beat a bit of M&S food and I'm always popping into my local one to top up my stash of Percy Pigs (they're my fave). I've always enjoyed shopping in there for Archie's baby clothes as well, as they have some adorable pieces.
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Maybelline Fit Me Makeup Range | Foundation, Concealer & Powder

Maybelline Fit Me Makeup Range | Foundation, Concealer & Powder

It's been a long time since I talked about base makeup on my blog, usually when I find a foundation that I love I stick with it for a good while until it stops working its magic, then I look for something better. It was only by chance that I got to try out the Maybelline Fit Me foundation, thanks to my mum and since trying the foundation I've been doing the whole of my base makeup with the Maybelline Fit Me Range. I can't remember when I last used quite a few products on my face from the same brand, but I'm addicted to this range and I love the results so I thought it was about time I shared with you guys what I really think.
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

My Secret To Soft Silky Skin This Summer | Palmers Coconut Oil Body Lotion

Palmers Coconut Oil Body Lotion

I used to be one of these people who used to be obsessed with moisturising. Like honestly every morning and every evening without fail, I'd slap on my favourite body butters and lotions. But since having Archie I've found that I've had a lot less time for myself and my skincare routine has pretty much become non existent. The only effort I really make is cleansing my face and taking my makeup off at the end of every night, at least I've got the most important things done, right? By the end of most evenings I'm just too tired to stand there and wait for my favourite body butter to sink into my skin. Skipping out moisturising over the last year or so has really had its effects on my skin and its only since we've been having the warmer weather that I've noticed just how dry and dehydrated my skin has become.


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Monday, 10 July 2017

Superdrug Solait Dry Tanning Oil & Tanning Mist | My New Fave Fake Tans

Superdrug Solait Dry Tanning Oil & Tanning Mist

My addiction to fake tan is quite a serious thing, I'm obsessed with it and I hate being pale anytime of year. I know a tan obsession may make you think that I go way over the top, but I promise you I don't go for the tangoed orange look lol. I think I get my tanning addiction from my mum and she let me use her fake tan when I was 15, since then I like my skin to look a few shades darker and I always go for a natural sun kissed glow, unless its in the height of summer then sometimes I'll go for the 'I've been abroad sunbathing for two weeks' kind of tan. I think its fair to say that I've tired and tested my fair share of fake tans and theres a couple out there that I will purchase time and time again; St Moriz I'm looking at you! However over the last few months a new tan on the market has become a new front runner and I'm obsessed with it. If you're addicted to Love Island as much as I am then you will have seen these tans advertised all the time before the show and start of the adverts, because these tans are from Superdrugs own range and they are AMAZING!

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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Girls With Attitude Marble and Rose Gold Makeup Brushes | Review

Girls With Attitude Marble and Rose Gold Makeup Brushes

I think you guys know now that I think Girls With Attitude have the prettiest makeup brushes around, if you follow me on Instagram (here) you will always see me posting pictures of my GWA makeup brush collection. Well, recently my favourite brush brand released their most Instagramable makeup brushes ever, like honestly they're just goals. We all know Marble and Rose Gold are such a hit with us Instagram babes and these brushes combine the two. Just look at the pictures, you really don't need me to tell you just how beautiful these brushes are and how they just tick every box. The design is so beautiful, I love the marble handles and the Rose Gold hardware is just dreamy; Yep I'm one of those girls who loves Rose Gold Everything. As you can see I'm obsessed with the design and look of these brushes, but over the last month I've been using them non stop and feel that I can give you guys a full review of the collection and let you know just how well I get on with each brush.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Archie's 15 Month Update


It's been ages since I last updated you all on Archie, 5 months to be precise and I'm kicking myself a little bit for leaving things for so long as so much has changed in that time. I love these posts and sharing with you all the things my little bubble is getting up too, but I mainly love these posts because they're great for me to look back on and its almost like a little diary entry. I don't even know where to start as he's come on so much since his 10 month update (here).

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Perfect Father's Day Gifts with Fragrance Direct

Fragrance Direct

The men in my life are so difficult to buy presents for, but I think thats pretty standard for everyone. I've been with my partner James for 14 years now (yes we we're childhood sweethearts) and every Christmas and birthday is so difficult, he is the man who has everything and when it comes to presents its either ridiculously expensive gadgets or some fragrance; I can't even buy him clothes as he's just too fussy. This month is extra special as its Father's Day on Sunday and this will be James' second one since we had Archie, so now I have three occasions in the year that I have to pick my brain and find him the perfect Father's Day gift. 

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

PROVOKE Touch Of Silver Shampoo & Conditioner | Keeping My Blonde Hair Blonde

PROVOKE Touch Of Silver Shampoo & Conditioner

Rewind to this time last year, I made the decision to ditch my dark brown hair and return to my natural mousey blonde hair. It had been a long time since I had seen my natural hair colour, I mean years. I had never been a fan of my natural hair colour so decided to lighten it up a bit and go for a dip dye ombre look as I thought it would be a lot easier to maintain; Roots are not so much of a big deal when you're not dying your hair all over. Going back to blonde was all good in hindsight, but I had forgotten just how much upkeep blonde hair needs. It wasn't long before my blonde started turning a horrible brassy shade of ginger and orange and for the best part of a year I struggled with trying to keep my blonde locks looking good.
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Monday, 5 June 2017

Girls With Attitude 'The Ultimate Goddess Palette' | First Impressions and Mini Review

Girls With Attitude 'The Ultimate Goddess Palette'

Theres a new eyeshadow palette on the scene and its from one of my favourite brands Girls With Attitude. I think it was either last week or the week before Girls With Attitude released their latest addition to their makeup collection, the 'Ultimate Goddess' Palette and all ready I'm obsessed and I know you guys will love seeing it up close and taking a look at some swatches.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

New In My Makeup Bag | Holy Grail Makeup


Forgive me, its been ages since I talked about makeup on my blog and as my blog is mainly about beauty I thought it was about time I featured some of the makeup that has made its way into my makeup bag recently. Over the past couple of weeks I've discovered some makeup gems and I know you guys are going to love these beauty bits just as much as me

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