Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Collection Shimmer Shades Blushalicious

BARGIN ALERT!!!!!! If you love a good money save then this is the perfect thing for you.
I was just shopping in Morrisons and as always i got attracted to makeup isle. Im never really looking for anything specific i just like to look when this spotted my eye. I love a good blush and with a price tag off £4.19 i couldn't resist.

The packaging is simple, a clear plastic shell so you can see whats inside it. The blush has 4 different shades in all matte. The swatch is when i mixed all the colours together, i think the pigmentation is really good for the price of the product.. This is how i have been wearing it all of the colours together but if you wanted to you could just chose one shade to wear. 
This has been a daily wear for the last month for me i think it gives you a really healthy glow. Perfect as the weather getting a little better out there this is 100% in my makeup bag for my holiday next month.

Have you picked up any good bargains recently?

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Holiday Wish List

holiday wishlist

So i go on holiday to the dominican republic in like 6 and a half weeks and I'm so excited. 2 weeks lying on a beach in the sun, could life get any better? i think not.
So to prepare myself for the holiday me and mum are going sheffield shopping for clothes and maybe a little bit of makeup (lets face it we all know i can't help myself)

Ive made a wish list of things that I think will be essential to my holiday packing.

1. Escada Sunset Heat Perfume - My friend Luci loves these perfumes (fact she loves any perfume) and i must admit she smells good all the time, i think on holiday you need a smell that will instantly remind you of being in the sun and away and this just does that.

2. Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - My favourite hot cloth cleanser ever and the light weight packaging will mean i don't have to worry about the weight in my case too much, I'm currently out of this and can't wait to repurchase.

3. Liz Earle Instant Tonic Skin Booth - Well of course i need the matching toner for the cleanse and polish i have a little of this left already but i will deffo be out by the time i go away so will need to repurchase.

4. Misguided Jacalyn Twist Bandeau in Acid Green - Now I'm not to fussed where i get a bikini from but i love the colour of this one from misguided, bright green is my favourite colour and i find myself drawn to it all the time so a lime green bikini is on the checklist.

5. Ted Baker Bow Cosmetics Case Large - I have one of these but a small version and i love it, i think ill need the large on for holiday as i struggle to get my stuff in it when i go to a friends to get ready for a night out now. I love the style of these plus i think if anything heaven forbid leaks in the makeup bag it won't go all over my clothes.

6. MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick - Ive been eyeing this up for agessss but never gone for it mainly because its been winter and it is defiantly a summer colour. Who doesn't want a bright pink lipstick for holiday? This and my recently purchased morange are going to be my staple holiday colours i can just tell already.

Are you going anywhere on holiday this year? Any holiday staples i need to know about? Leave them in the comments below :)

Tuesday, 25 February 2014


So its drawing to the end of february, spring is on its way, new trends are coming in and its time for........ PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY LONDON *dances around excitedly*

For anyone who doesn't know what professional beauty is its a trade show in Excel London to launch the newest trends ideas and products in the nail, beauty and tanning industry at a lower cost. Lots of well known brands such as Elemis, Clarins, NSI, OPI, Orly, Fake Bake, HD brows and many more. 
I know that members of the public can go for a price but couldn't tell you how much I'm sure its around the £20 mark. Fortunately as I'm in the business i get to register for free tickets one for myself and one for a guest (i always take my mum)

Heres a few pictures so you can see what its like, they aren't great quality as it was so busy there wasn't enough time to stand and get a picture with out someone walking in front of the camera or barging you from behind ha.

Ive been to the show a couple of times before and mainly pick up bits for work like new acrylic coloured powders, brushes, paints etc its always really hard to choose when your there as there is so much choice but in the end i went for a mixed pack of gold/bronze glitter powders blue toned glitter powders and a pack of pink and mint pearlised powders, and i can't wait to be able to use them on some of my clients.

As you can see from the bottom photo Frankie Essex from TOWIE was there promoting her hair piece range, it was nice to see her actually demonstrating how to use her products as a lot of the time you get people from these reality shows just making general appearances at their stands. Aswel as Frankie Essex i also saw Amy Childs, Vicky from Geordie Shore and Jenna and Nicole from the Valleys. Im really not the stop and get a picture with them kind of person otherwise i would have had pictures to show you.

Along with shopping for nail stuff i noticed on the list of stands that was going to be there NYX was there now i was excited to go to this stand as I've never tried anything of theirs because as far as i knew you couldn't get NYX over here but my friend told me the other day the next actually stocks it. 
The stand was PACKED!!! I literally had to fight my way to look at colours and that resulted in just throwing at least 2 colours of everything in my basket and also meant i spent a lot more then i should have on makeup when i came to shop for work things *buts hands over face* but oh well life goes on right?! 
I will do a separate review on my purchases from NYX sometime this week with swatches (probably very poorly down) and opinions.

Overall i had a lovely day out with my mum and we stopped in oxford street topshop for a quick browse before we got the train home but thats a whole other blog post.

Did you go to Professional Beauty this weekend? Have you been in the past? Let me know.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Bunny Cake Yankee Candle

As we all know i am addicted to yankee candles and i have made an effort to not buy any recently, but as i was in the middle of buying 21 presents for my best friends 21st (post coming soon) i just came across the yankee candle isle to buy one for her and couldn't help buying one for myself *put hands over eyes*

Im a sucker for a new scent and this easter special drew me straight in. I got the large size candle as thats the only size they had and as far as i know its the only size they have it in. Yankee has brought out 2 scents this easter Bunny Cake which is above and the other is called White Chocolate Bunnies. Bunny Cake was released last year and has re appeared this easter i never smelt it last year but heard good things about it. White Chocolate Bunnies is new i believe, it is a new take on Chocolate Bunnies which was released a couple of years ago which as you can imagine has a rich chocolate smell.
However Bunny Cake is not as sweet as you think, its sweet but fruity at the same time and the main things that come out in the smell is coconut but not to overpowering. I love it and have not stopped burring it since i got it. Im not to into the really sweet sickly smells but this has just the right balance for me and i love love love it. 

Have you tried any new yankee candles recently? 

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Limecrime Poisonberry Lipstick

A girl can never have enough lipsticks in my opinion, i love them and I'm a girl who loves out there shades. I watch a lot of beauty bloggers on youtube like we all do and recently i was watching a love it or leave it video by Nicole Guerriero all on Lime Crime Lipsticks.

Its not a brand you can buy in the UK so i thought id have a look on ebay (its amazing what you can find on there) and i came across some Limecrime lipsticks and i picked up the shade "posionberry" for i think £22.00 which i think is quite expensive but as you can't get them in the UK i was prepared to pay that little bit extra.

Now firstly i have to say about the packaging as its my weakness, if anythings packaged beautifully i have to get it. The shape of the actual lipstick is the same kind of shape as the MAC ones that bullet like shape although they are slightly bigger then MAC ones. The colours of the packaging is a pinky/lilac with a silver metallic unicorn on one side and the words lime crime the other. It looks so pretty i just want to stare at it haha.

Limecrime lipsticks also resembles MAC lipsticks in its smell they smell almost identical. The colour i chose is called "posionberry" and its like a deep purple metallic i would describe it in MAC terms as  a satin finish not completely matte but not as creamy as an amplified finish. The colour goes on your lips lovely but you need a couple of layers to build the colour which think is a good thing as you don't always want to go for a really dark lip. The lipstick has an amazing staying power and doesn't go patchy of bitty like i find a lot of lipsticks on me go after a few hours at work and a couple of cups of tea, it just starts to fade colour a little but still looks beautiful.

 One of the things about lime crime lipsticks they are completely vegan friendly which appeals to a lot of people they also come in some very out there colours for if your feeling daring for example a mint green colour and a yellow one also some lovely light colours i have my eye on one called cosmo pop. Unfortunately for me I'm going to have to keep an eye on eBay to get my hands on one or wait till january when I'm hopefully going to new york (i think i may have to buy the whole collection while I'm there) 

Have you tried any lime crime lipsticks?

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Slimming World Recipe #2

Homemade BBQ Pulled Pork 

So I'm still going strong on my slimming world and have now lost 9.5lbs, over half a stone i also have weigh in tomorrow so hopefully will have lost a couple more. Im feeling loads better in myself and went shopping Milton Keynes yesterday and fitted in a smaller size which made me very very happy and also made me want to keep going on and not give up. 

Todays recipe is BBQ pulled pork, i loveeeee pulled pork and its mainly what i choose on a menu when i go out for dinner so to be able to eat it at home felt very naughty like i was indulging in a very bad dinner but it was completely syn free (all you fellow slimming world people will know how good that is) its actually really easy to make i can't say I'm experienced in cooking but since joint slimming world I've tried a lot of things. 


1.5-2kg shoulder of pork all fat removed
5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp of Mustard Powder
500g Passata 
3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 Cloves of Garlic, crushed
3 tbsp of sweetener
Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper

In a small bowl, mix passata, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, sweetener and seasoning. Transfer to a small pan and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the sauce thickens

Meanwhile, trim and remove all visible fat from the pork and sear all sides in a hot frying pan sprayed with low calorie cooking spray. Transfer to a roasting tin lined with aluminium foil and pour the sauce over the pork making sure all the meat is covered. Cover with the foil and bake on 160°C/140°C Fan for 4-5 hours.

Remove the pork from the oven and place on a cutting board. Allow the meat to cool for approximately 15 minutes, then shred into bite-sized pieces using two forks.

It tasted soooo good i actually impressed myself a little haha. There was also enough left for lunch the next day. Have you made any nice recipes lately? 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

A Bittersweet Week

I no i haven't posted that much this week but thats because this week has seriously been like an emotional roller coaster for me and I've trying to been dealing with everything in my own way.

I started the week with having to say goodbye to a friend who i was good friends with at school, he got diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2012 and sadly last week he lost his battle at just 23. Its was such a surreal experience going to a funeral of someone so young and the amount of people that turned up was over whelming. It was bitter sweet seeing everyone from school who i hadn't seen in ages and I've decided i need to make more of an effort to see people from school and catch up as you never know whats just around the corner.

On a brighter side my friends Jade and Freddy welcomed their beautiful baby boy Noah into the world.. finally, he was a week late and weighed 7.1lbs. He is sooooo cute and was luckily enough to go round and see mum and baby yesterday and have cuddles with Noah.

Its been my weekend off work this weekend and mum suggest we go and have a mooch round Milton Keynes which only means one thing in my head... MAKEUP!!!! We don't have very good counters where i live so have to make the most of it when we go over to MK heres what i got.

Mac Fix + 
Mac Morange lipstick
Mac 217 blending brush
Mac Vanilla pigment
Bobbi Brown blondie pink lipstick - from the new uber pink collection
YSL Pure Chromatics quad in 19 and 20

The Bobbi Brown lipstick and the YSL pink toned quad is actually my mums but i thought they were so pretty i had to share them with you. I will do a review on my YSL quad when i have used it a bit and experimented a little. At first sight i love all of the things i got I'm interested in experimenting with pigments more and as I'm going to London on tuesday i may treat myself to some more.

Have you used of these things? Any tips on pigments? Let me know.