Saturday, 14 December 2013

Prews views: mini reviews

This weeks item: NYC  Applelicious glossy lip balm, 351, caramel apple.

Hey-ho Peeps,
So I've decided to do a series of short posts giving you my views on some items so if you have any suggestions please leave them down below.

So this week it is the turn of NYCs Applelicious glossy lip balm, I have to start off by just saying I am not a fan off glosses. Also the main reason I bought this item is the fact it smells like apples and I'm a bit of a sucker for Apple scents and this has that. 

Ok so to get on with it this is a really nice product it gives my lips a glossy sheen with all the benefits of a lip balm it has a balmy core in the shape of a apple which is super cute and then a outer layer of tinted gloss. 

I really like this product it's really moisturising and not sticky bit tacky but I like it. Yea not much more I can really say about it other than I now really feel the need to get some firebrand whiskey.

Toodles
Xx



Thursday, 5 December 2013

Sunshine Award

Hey-Ho Peeps,

So recently I was nominated my the beautiful Abbie Tanner of Kittens in top hats for the Sunshine award. Abbie has such an amazing blog you should defo go check it out.



The Rules of the Sunshine Award:
Post 11 facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 bloggers.
Write 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer.
And don't forget to let the person who nominated you know when you have written up your post!!


11 Facts about me
1. I am 6 ft tall.
2. My favorite food is peanut butter ice cream and short bread.
3. I very rarely drink alcohol.
4. I am the eldest of 5.
5. Button moon makes me cry as it always reminds me of my dad.
6. I lost my dad when I was 10 and miss him everyday.
7. I used to have a phobia of fish. sometimes prawns still make me cry.
8. I suffer from anxiety and depression ( yay!)
9. I love watching horror movies
10.  I have size 9 feet.
11. I wish I was thinner!!

Abbie's Questions
  • How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
  • I'd say it takes me about 30-40 minutes to get ready on average on a morning

  • What is your idea of a perfect night in?
  • Curled up with a tub of ice watching TV with my Boys 

  • Favourite make up product at the moment?
  • I think it would have to be my collection lasting perfection foundation, I love the coverage and finish.

  • How long have you been blogging?
  • I've had my blog for just over a year and have been blogging on and off for bout a year.

  • And what inspired you to start your blog?
  • I wanted to share my opinions on items and become part of the plus sized blogger community.
     
  • Do you prefer dark lips or a smokey eye?
  • Dark Lips

  • Do you prefer summer or winter?
  • Winter

  • What film could you watch over and over again?
  • Texas chainsaw Massacre
     
  • What job did you want to do when you were younger?
  • I wanted to be a actress when I was younger.

  • What's your favourite flavour pringles?
  • Paprika

  • Find the nearest book/magazine, go to page 27 and write down the 4th sentence.
  • a tangey gel to get you going in the morning- inspired by Mexican fruit punch.

    My Questions
    1. favorite day of the week?
    2. Dream Job?
    3. If santa could bring you just one present what would it be?
    4. Favorite high-end product?
    5. favorite Drugstore product?
    6. Favorite place to spend your time?
    7. If you could be a character from your favorite book/film/tv show who would you be and why?
    8. Heels or flats?
    9. What made you want to start blogging?
    10. Best blogger moment?
    11. If you could go anywhere in time or space where would you go?

    My Nominees



    I'd just like to again thank Abbie for nominating me, I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for taking the time out.

    Toodles

    XX








    Wednesday, 27 November 2013

    Giveaway!!! CLOSED!!

    Hey-ho Peeps,

    So I've given this alot of thought and I've decided that even though I don't have alot of followers I want to give something back to you guys so... I'm going to hold a little giveaway for you guys, the prize will be this beautiful deer head necklace, I've gotten so many complements about this item and I love it so...you guys have the chance to nab one for yourself.


    So to be in with a chance to win this necklace (I may possibly add some other bits) all you need to do is leave me a comment down below. I'll pick a winner at random, I'll leave it running til lets say 3 weeks from the date of this post you can comment as many times as you like but will only be entered once.
    Also you can follow this blog to see more from me I'm hoping to get at least one post up a week from now on.
    Good Luck

    Toodles
    xx



    Hey-ho loverlies

    Hey-ho Peeps.


    So I just wanted to apologize for my state of absence recently, I've just been having such a great time recently I just forgot about you guys... Yea right as if  I could ever forget about you guys, basically I've been working, getting various infections and just being super tired and trying new products and things hasn't been at the forefront of my mind recently so huge apologize about that but I am hopefully back now I have a few things I want to review for you guys and some fun posts I want to do.

    Here's my face just because you know you've missed me lol

    I've also been debating doing vlogs but I'm not sure yet let me know what you guys think and yea I will talk to you all soon

    Toodles
    xx


    Monday, 14 October 2013

    Simple Autumn Eye Look.

    Hey-ho Peeps.

    Today I thought I'd share with you a look I've predominately wearing recently its super quick and super easy...
    So for this look all I do is wack a bit of the Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo in metallic pomegranate on my lid and then apply my MUA pearl shadow in shade 14 over the top and blend for a simple cranberry smokey eye. You could run the shadow under your eye but I don't think it really suits me, then just bang on mascara and voila easy and takes less than 5 minutes to do... easy.

    whats your autumn everyday look? comment below or post a picture on instagram using hash tag #autumnfotd.

    Toodles

    xx


    Thursday, 3 October 2013

    My top 5 for autumn... Lip Products

    Hey-ho peeps,

    So in my last post I shared with you my top 5 nail polishes. In this post I'm going to share with you my top 5 autumn lip products. 
    Now for autumn I love to keep my lips hydrated and smooth so can can wear deep plummy shades and rich reds so these are my favourite products for this time of year...




    1. Home made Lip Scrub.
    Basically this is just sugar olive oil and a touch of coco powder to take away the taste of the olive oil, cause it makes me sick, This stuff works just as well as any you can buy in shops and I love using this to ex-foliate my lips when its cold out.

    L2R Cherry Me, Poison, Primark Red, Galaxy


    2. Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me
    I adore baby lips and this one is the one I keep with me its tinted so its ideal for then I'm just wanting a quick bit of colour and it moisturises my lips and helps keep them protected I have nothing bad to say about this, oh and it smells amazing.

    3. Poison Lipstick
    This is defo my general go to lipstick it only cost me a pound but I love it the colour is perfect for me, it goes on nicely its doesn't have a great longevity but it does wear down to almost a lip tint which I really like.

    4. Primark Red Lipstick
    this has to be one of the cheapest lipsticks I've ever bought it as it was 50p but it is literally the nicest red I have ever worn its a beautiful shade the coverage is excellent and it has a pretty decent longevity.

    5. Rimmel Apocolips in Galaxy
    Yes, another plum shade but this time of year I live in plums I really like the colour of this its more pinky toned than Poison but it still looks really nice on the lip.

    Ok so those are my top 5 lip products for autumn hope you liked this post apologise for my hand it looks very manly here they not the most feminine of hands but still this isn't showing it in a great light, oh well be sure to let me know what your favourite lip products are for autumn...

    Toodles
    xx





    £1 Argon Oil Conditioning Hair Mask

    Hey- ho Peeps.

    Now when it comes to my hair I'm grasping at straws literally my hair is not at its best and is in real need of a trim but with a particular dislike of hair dresser i've been trying to hold it off by using different products to try make it feel a bit healthier this month I've been using this argon hydrating hair mask.

    This is a super thick conditioning mask for your hair I use this maybe once or twice a week, I'll wash my hair as normal then put a thick coat of this in my end especially as its been bleached its very coarse so needs the extra TLC. I really like this mask it smells really nice and makes my hair feel super moisturised (its still coarse but that's more due to needing a chop). I've also noticed its not as frizzy as it had started looking a little Monica-ish (you know the look I mean), it now feels more sleek and just generally nicer than before. And its only a pound so that's an added bonus.

    Toodles
    xx




    Wednesday, 2 October 2013

    Top 5 for Autumn... Nail Polishes

    Hey-ho Peeps,

    I thought it would be a nice idea to show you some of my favourite picks for the autumn so I've decided to do my top 5s', today will be be nail polish and I will also be doing my top 5 eye shadows, lipsticks and maybe accessories for you all so keep your eyes out for those.

    Starting of with nail polish for me autumn is all about deep reds, berry tones, greys and warm nudes so I've whittled down my collection and found 5 that I'm loving for the autumn...


    Starting with my favourite nude shade it's showing kinda purpley buts just a really nice brown nude shade love it!

    Next is my favourite berry toned polishes they're actually incredibly similar but George berry smoothie is slightly more a warm pink tone where as moody mink is more cool grey tone. These are fairly muted shades very autumn pastels which is still a huge trend this season 
    Now on to a huge trend trough out fashion and make up is the reds. I have 2 that I particularly love this time of year the first is Lincoln centre by NYC which is a really rich deep red which I love especially round Halloween as it's almost a curdled blood colour (in the nicest possible way). Revlons ruby ribbon how ever is a brighter red and I like wearing this one later in the year closer to Christmas yes I said it but I just think it's a very festive red with out being too garish plus it's a matte suede finish so looks more frosted which reminds me as well as the former mentioned C word 
    So there you have it my top 5 fall nail polishes. 
    What your top  nail polishes for fall?

    Toodles
    Xx


    Tuesday, 1 October 2013

    September Favourites.

    Hey-ho Peeps.

    I'm fully aware that will sound a bit cliché, but I cant believe how fast this year seems to be going by, and also that its October. I don't often do monthly favourites but I thought I would start as I'm wanting to give my blog a little more structure so, here goes...

    1. Dirty Works Buttery Salt Scrub.
    I'm really Loving this stuff its alot like the soap and glory flake away, it smells amazing and I love the way it leaves my skin feeling nice and smooth and the great part its a bargain which is always good.

    2. MUA Nail Polish in Moody Mink.

    This colour is perfect for the autumn its a really nice taupe nude shade i guess you could call it, it looks really nice on the nail and the formula for the MUA polishes is really good and they last really well on the nail.

    3. Herbal Essence Beautiful Ends Leave in Conditioner.

    I've recently swapped my usual Moroccan oil for the herbal essence dry ends repair leave in conditioner which I have to say I'm really liking, it gives my hair that bit of repair it needs to help hold off the dreaded chop. this I just rub in my ends while its damp and then blow dry my hair as normal and just add a little extra if I feel it needs it. I can really tell a difference using my hair feels nice and soft again,  yay.

    4. Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate

    Recently I've been ever so lazy when it comes to doing my eye make up so this is ideal, plus this colour is bang on trend for the autumn. these are so easy to apply and can be blended out for a subtle colour on the lid or build up for a more dramatic look.

    So those are my current favourites from September, hope you enjoyed this post and till next time...

    Toodles

    xx

    Saturday, 21 September 2013

    Simple Day to Night Make-up Look.

    Hey-ho Peeps,

    Click Here To Watch Tutorial

    So today I'm going to show you 2 really easy makeup looks one for day and then an adjusted day look to take you into a night time look. Now I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that i'm no make-up artist but I'd like to think I've picked up a few things over my make-up wearing years.



    So to begin with I use my trusty primer, I use this one from W7, this stuff helps even out my skin and my make-up stay on  longer. Next is foundation I've really been loving this one from Miss Sporty its a medium coverage matte finish and it leave my skin looking pretty floor less I use the foundation brush to buff it into my skin to give an even coverage. I then go in with Concealer for under my eyes I use this one from maybelline its a pretty good dupe for the YSL touche a clate concealer and has a nifty little brush for easy application and I use my Collection Lasting Perfection for any blemishes. I blend all that out with the brush I used to apply my foundation. I'll also dust over some powder with a stipling brush just to seal the make-up.



    Once my base is done I move on to eyebrows and fill them in using a matte brown shadow and angled brush.


    For eyes I like a natural eye for the day time, I generally go for a cream shadow over my lid these 2 are my current favorites, these great and quick to apply and blend out either with a brush or your finger. I like to apply a thin liner on my top lash just to make my lashes stand out. I've also applied a nude eyeliner to my lower lash line to make my eyes look bigger and more awake and finish of a couple of coats of mascara.


    On cheeks I lightly contour my cheeks with the bourjois bronzing powder and lightly blend my blusher on the apples of my cheeks with the same brush.


    Lips I love a bold lip but for a more day time look I'd go for something like a tinted balm like the maybelline baby lips in cherry me.


    And there you have it my finished day time look.

    To transform this into a night time look I first touch up under my eyes to stop me looking tired from a hard day of being fabulous. I then want to smoke up my eyes by adding some more depth to do this I used the MUA colour stick from earlier and the Maybelline colour tattoo and just blended that out to add a smokey effect to my eyes I then want to make my eyes stand out so I'm going to thicken the eyeliner on my top lash line and also add some black liner to my lower lash line and blend that out. I've also touched up the cheeked and gone a little heavier on the contouring and touched up the blusher and added a highlighter to my cheeks to add a little shimmer. Lastly lips I've opted for my current favourite Rimmel Apocolips in Galaxy a lovely plummy colour  ideal for fall.


    Ok peeps thats the completed night look, why not check out the tutorial I did on YouTube here. Let me know down below what else you guys would like to see and until next time...

    Toodles

    xx





















    Saturday, 14 September 2013

    Payday Wishlist: Autumn Edition.

    Hey-ho Twiddly-Peeps.


    I thought I'd share with you some of the things I'm currently lusting after now that Autumn is finally here. I love this time of year not just because Halloween is around the corner but I love the colours of autumn and this year I'm really excited to add a few key pieces to my autumn arsenal.

    For Fashion I am Loving tartan at the moment and I've found 3 variations that I'm especially loving...


    All these pieces are from asos curve and I love all of them.
    Asos tartan dress £42 I can imagine wearing this dress with some cute chelsea Boots or a pair of wellies with knee socks paired with a oversized cardigan for a cute casual autumn outfit.
    Asos Tartan Jumper £45 this I really like styled with the leather effect skirt but could also imagine it looking really nice with something like a pair of disco pants and a heel and a clutch for a night out or again with a flat boot and a satchel for an everyday casual look.
    Asos Tartan Coat £85 This just looks like a cosy option for those colder autumn days possibly when its raining with a simple outfit something like a long tee and black midi or with leggings or disco pants (I wish I could wear Disco Pants) with a pair of converse and bag.

    So for Autumn I like to wear a cute pair of boots and these are my top 2 picks, left is a brogue chelsea boot from new look for just £27.99 and the right a pair of Aldo buckle ankle boots for £90.


    Sticking with a red kind of theme from the tartan, I've recently gotten in to the red tonal make-up thats been trending at the moment
    Top left Coppering, right Passionate
    Bottom left Handwritten, right Antiqued

    Ok first of all is these mac shadows, I'm loving these shades at the moment and think they make an awesome quad for autumn and you could create so many different looks with these, I think they're beautiful!

    Maybelline colour tattoo in Metalic Pomegranate
    Sleek blush by 3 in Sugar
    I love the maybelline colour tattoo cream shadows they're great as a base for your shadows or on there own and I think this is just a perfect colour for autumn.
    These sleek blushers are just to amazing I love these colours and need this product in my life I think sleek blushers are fantastic anyway but I can just see my self rocking these shades in the colder months.


    Cyber, Hang-up and Just a bite
    Last up then on my autumn wishlists is lipstick its this time of year that I especially love Plum lips I love the dark rich shades and I've found 3 in particular I'm really lusting for from MAC and they are these beautie.

    Hope you liked my picks leave a comment down below letting me know your autumn picks and until next time...

    Toodles

    xx



    Monday, 9 September 2013

    Updated: everyday make-up routine

    Hey-Ho Twiddly-peeps,

    Recently I've had a bit of a change up of my daily make-up, so I thought I would share it with you guys in my updated everyday make-up routine video.

    Click Here to view 


    Products Used:

    1.W7 Face Primer.
    This is a gel formulated primer, I really like this as it leaves my face feeling velvety and smooth. I've also noticed my make-up lasts so much longer when I use this product, I'd recommend this esp if your looking for a low cost primer.


    2. Miss Sporty So Matte Perfect Stay Foundation in 001 Light.
    I've only been using this foundation for about a week or so and I have to say its a great foundation, its a medium coverage foundation but is buildable. I really like the finish and wear-ability of this foundation it leaves my skin looking floorless and I wouldnt say it lasts 14 hours but its pretty close as my skin still looks good after a 8 hour day at work.


    3. Maybeline Dream Lumitouch Highlighting concealer in soft ivory.
    I use this under my eyes to cover my eye bags and to highlight my under eyes and round my nose and anywhere that I want highlighting. I like this for under my eyes as I find it doesnt crease as easily as some other concealers such as the collection lasting perfection.

    4.Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in fair.
    This is a really good coverage concealer I like this for covering my blemishes and for anywhere I feel I need extra coverage.


    5. Primark Palette Brown Eyeshadow.
    This palette was only £2.50 and the colours are really pigmented and creamy I love this brown shade for my eyebrows it works really well and is long lasting just what I need when I'm doing my brows.


    6. Maybeline Colour Tattoo 24hr Cream Shadow in Pink Gold.
    This is my go to eye shade its so quick and easy and lasts all day. I simply apply this all over my lid and blend it out and thats it.


    6. Clinique Quad Eye-shadow.
    I like to use the pink colour (strawberry fudge) just to blend over the maybeline colour tattoo just to set it in place especially for those days when I am working just to seal in the colour.



    7. Eyeko Skinny Mini Eye Liner Pen.
    This is probably the best eye-liner pen I have ever used it just doesn't budge, I've often found that over the course of the day my eyeliner transfers on to my lids with my eyes being quite hooded but this one really doesn't. A stars for this one.




    8. Benefit They're Real!
    I've spoken about this product before in a previous post but this is my go to mascara I love it!

    9. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- Transparent 001
    I cant actually think if I used this in the video or not but I do generally use a little of this just over my t zone and anywhere i get a bit shiney and under my eyes just to set everything.


    10. Bourjois Bronsing Powder- 52
    I use this to contour my face so on my cheeks, temples and forehead to add more definition to my face. It a really good bronzer, Its not too orange toned on my skin and it smells really nice too.



    11. Body Collection Blush Quad.
    I use the lighter shade in this quad for blush as I find pink toned blushers make me look strange and this one is a bit more natural on me. Its not a bad blush its quite pigmented for a budget brand.


    12. Collection Fix Me Up Make-up Spray.
    I simply use this to set my make-up just so it lasts longer and stays looking fresh all day.



    13. Home-made Lip Tarre
    I love having a bold lip at the moment and this stuff is amazing and so simple to make I found how to make it on  you tube via ThePrinceOfVanity's video . It lasts really well on the lips and is quite glossy but can be made more matte using a lip pencil underneath. 

    Hope you enjoyed this post and video please subscribe and follow for more from me and until next time.

    Toodles
    xx