Thursday, December 12, 2013

Topshop 'Straight Ace' Lipstick

Straight Ace


Straight Ace by Topshop, is a bold and beautiful violet shade. It's perfect as a statement lip, a change from a festive cherry red or a pretty pink. It is an easy to apply, creamy Lipstick, which glides on and is neither highly matte or glossy.



On the Lip


As with all Topshop lipsticks, this is great quality for the £8 price tag, and you can get yours here. Pick one up and try Purple this christmas!



Lots of Love,




Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Benefit's Rockateur

Benefit Rockateur


Christmas is round the corner and what better way to party-ready your face, than a sweep of this sumptuous Rose Gold powder to give you that fabulous festive flush.



The Highlighting Blush Itself


Filled with peachy, pinky golden hues; this box o'powder is luxury in a box. Apply after bronzer, with one swift sweep up your cheekbones, to give you that subtle, sexy glow that we all lust after. I absolutely love, love this blush/highlighter. It seems subtle on my wrist swatch (below), but on the cheekbones, it perfectly catches the light and shimmers without sparkling or being too 'glittery'.

Wrist Swatch


This is the perfect tool for gorgeous holiday skin, or a cheeky stocking filler. I definitely recommend grabbing one of these… go on, it's Christmas!



Lots of Love,




Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Millie Mackintosh for Nouveau Lashes - Portobello


Millie Mackintosh for Nouveau Lashes - Portobello


This is my second review of the Millie Mackintosh for Nouveau Lashes collection, (I previously looked at the Belgravia Lash), this time testing out and reviewing the beyond gorge Portobello set.

Again, I've used the same pics to demonstrate my eyes with no makeup and  then with one tiny coat of mascara, so you can really appreciate the effect of the lashes once they're on!

The kit comes with a latex free glue, instructions, mini tweezers for application and of course the beautiful lashes. It's super easy to follow the leaflet, and despite being a previous lash-a-phobe, I applied them with ease and absolutely LOVED the result.


No Makeup

No Makeup


One Coat of Mascara

One Coat of Mascara


The great thing about these lashes, is they are made from natural hair, so they just feel so light and flutter-able. Beaut.




Lashes with Flash

Looking Down with Lashes


Lashes without Flash

I popped on some liner before applying the lashes, as I would on a night out, so I could really judge the effect. As you can see, they're great. For me, they're the perfect balance between wearable and natural, and glossy glam. Absolutely perfect!!


Now I have tried the two sets, I definitely want more - especially some to rock this party season. All you need is Mistletoe and a Fabulous set of lashes to have a good time, bring on December,



Lashings of Love,









Saturday, November 2, 2013

New Video! Products that live up to their hype

This is my new YouTube Video. It's a few products that get a lot of hype and attention for being amazing, that actually work!


If you want to keep up to date with my YouTube videos, please subscribe and let me know you enjoyed it with a thumbs up or a comment,



Hope you like!


Lots of Love,


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Millie Mackintosh for Nouveau Lashes - Belgravia



The Boxes - Portobello and Belgravia



I bought a couple of sets of the Millie Mackintosh for Nouveau Lashes False eyelashes, as I had heard amazing things about them, and needed to try them for myself. I am not an avid eyelash wearer, not without trying, but I always end up looking like a cartoon and taking them off, unless it's fancy dress. I have tried lots, because I love the look when people rock them, but none availed. I had high hopes for these, but I wasn't holding my breath…

I will just be reviewing the Belgravia Lash in this post, and I'll pop up another for Portobello really soon, as I have tried and tested both already!



Inside

Inside, you get a mini glue (non latex), mini tweezers for application, and instruction leaflet… and of course the lashes themselves.

The lashes all claim to be light, easy to wear and made with natural hair. So good, so far, I just couldn't wait to see if they actually lived up to my expectations. 

The instructions are very clear and easy to use, and I love the mini tweezers; it makes it all so much easier than messing around when you don't know what you're doing. I tested them on my eye as recommended and chopped a few lashes off each side to get the perfect fit, and once on, I was really really happy!!




Lashes Before - No Makeup

Lashes Before

One Coat of Mascara

One Coat of Mascara


These are my lashes before, and with a hint of mascara. They recommend that you do all your makeup before and then apply the lashes for a more natural look. So, I added some liner then popped them on and here are the results:


With Belgravia Lash


Looking Down



Length of Lashes - Side View



I am in absolute LOVE with these lashes, I cannot believe how comfy they are too! I can't wait to wear these out soon, and i'm so happy I have found some lashes that don't make me look like a joke. The perfect combo of natural and glam. Pretty much Millie in a nutshell then…


Keep and eye out for my Portobello review (and i'll be buying others too ;))



Lots of Lash Love,











Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lush 'Pumkin' Bubble Bar



Lush 'Pumkin' Bubble Bar



There are no tricks involved in this gorgeous little Pumpkin, it's allll treat. Simply run under your bath tap, whilst giving it a bit of a cheeky crumble, and you are left with an array of bubble upon bubble and delightfully orange water. Fabulous.

Perfectly Autumnal, this little bar of joy contains Ylang Ylang oil and Orange Flower absolute, which should make you feel all lovely and uplifted. Beautiful for these chilly nights, and short days. 

There is nothing spooky about this Halloween special, except how gorge it is,



Happy (almost) Halloween,




Thursday, October 24, 2013

*NEW VLOG* Fall Faves '13

It's been a while since I did a Vlog, but returning from my video making hiatus, I have come back with some Autumn/ Fall favourites that I am loving! I hope you like it, and if you want to see more, don't forget to subscribe to my channel :),


 



Lots of Vlogging Love,



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

M.A.C Eyeshadow in Cranberry

Cranberry Shadow

The Colour

On the Skin


I love this shade! It is so Autuminal and gorgeous, I love to mix it with a brown to create an alternative to a black smokey eye. It's also going to be so so perfect for the festive season, I can't wait to get into the spirit of things with this super hot shade.

The above shade on the skin, is applied over shadow primer, and really demonstrates the impressive pigmentation, and labyrinth of colour within. It is super flattering on Brown and Green eyes, (but you could definitely work it into a Blue eyed look...).

If you would like to see it on the eye, or want to request any looks, I would be more than happy to oblige!



Lots of Love,



Sunday, October 20, 2013

Urban Decay Vice 2

The Box

The Beautiful Palette

The 20 Colours and Huuge Mirror

As an avid Urban Decay Shadow fan, I was super excited by the release of their Vice 2 palette. Having missed out on the first Vice, I was doubly excited to get my hands on this limited edition box of 20 new colours. I am so in love, each and every colour is just gorgeous. I almost want to buy another before they all go..




With Flash





Without Flash



Shellshock,  X-Rated, Coax, Strike, Stash, Madness, Prank, Poison, Lovesick and Smokeout


Damaged, Vodoo, Betrayal, Derailed, Radar, Ambush, Rewind, Toxic, Dope and Habit


All colours are over the Urban Decay regular primer, and as you can see, are just fabulous. There isn't a single shade I won't use, and I'm already excited to plan some looks using them. Some of my standout faves are Prank, Radar, Damaged... God actually pretty much all of them, it's crazy!


I highly recommended you buying this quick if you're looking to invest, as it will sell out. It's available from all Urban Decay counters, I got mine from House of Fraser online, here for £42.



SO Pretty



Enjoy!

Lots of Love,









Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jo Malone - Peony and Blush Suede

Beautiful Packaging as Always



Peony & Blush Suede

This is the latest in fragrance by Jo Malone, and it is just gorgeous. It is floral and fresh, but once developed on your skin, it deepens into a sensual and irresistible smell. It also lasts forever, I can't stop smelling my wrists and smiling (just hope no-one sees me...), it's a truly beautiful, clean, crisp and heady scent for this Autumn/ Winter.


Jo Malone rocks. Do you have any favourites by this brand?


Lots of Love,





Monday, October 14, 2013

Mani Monday: Halloween Special


Halloween Nail Ideas

Now, I love an excuse to crazy up my nails, and Halloween is just one of those times you get to go just a bit freaky. These are just a few designs I dreamt up, I hope you enjoy. I'll pop a bit of a method and the tools I used below, but this post is basically just for inspiration, so have fun!



Ghose, Jack O' Lantern, Speckles, Kitty and Mould - Yum


Furry Mould, Creepy Dead Girl and Horrid Eye


Bloodshot, Gross Eye



Creepy Dead Girl, Eye, Goop and Skull



Speckles



The Gang



Speckles, Spider and Monster



Tree Silhouette, Ghost and Creepy Moon



Jack O' Lantern and Kitty



Goop, Skull and Speckles


As you can see, the designs range from creepy eyeballs, to skulls, to goop and then tame green, orange or black etc with some speckles. How detailed and gross you get is entirely up to you, I just love the drama!


I used lots of cocktail sticks, my trusty black WAH and Models Own nail art pen in black, the OPI Skullicious set, Barry M in White and Green Gelly pot and the Maybelline Color Show speckled polish in Black. Any colours in a 'Halloween' theme will be great, it's up to you how you use them :)


Tools


I hope you liked this inspo post, what will you be getting up to this Halloween?



Spooky Love,