Festive Glitter


When Christmas time comes around, everyone starts feeling festive! It’s time to break out the glitter and even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, I enjoy glitter! The easiest way to incorporate it into your makeup, is by using eye liner! Take a look at some of my favourite picks:

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I’ve tried to include as many different colours as I can! These shades are definitely my favourite and ones that I use all of the time!

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* Collection Eyeshadow Pencil in ‘Denim Diva’
This isn’t even meant to be an eyeliner but I love drawing a line on my lash line and blending it out! It’s a beautiful cold blue colour with a lighter blue glitter running through it. It has amazing longevity and looks amazing with any eye colour.. It’s a super festive colour, too!

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* KIKO Super Colour Eyeliner in ‘110’
I go on about these eyeliners a lot but I truly love them! This shade is a beautiful purple colour with glitter running through it! I love using these on my too lash line and also smudging them under my eye too! It’s a gorgeous deep purple and is really long lasting.. As the name suggests!

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* KIKO Super Colour Eyeliner in ‘102’
For the same reasons above, I love this eyeliner too! Because it’s a liquid, you can get real precision and the brush is immaculate for drawing on the eyes! This brown is a gorgeous rich brown and perfect for those people who want to try something other than black! It has a gold glitter running through it and often looks like a copper colour in some lights.

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*AVON Supershock Gel Eyeliner in ‘Blackberry’
I’ve loved this colour for years and I can never get ahold of another pencil in this shade so sparingly use this one! This is a fantastic deep burgundy with a red glitter running through it and although the colour initially sounds scary, it looks amazing! This is another one for those of us who are used to black eyeliner.. It makes a gorgeous change to wearing black because of its subtlety! It’s really long lasting and creamy, too!

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* Barry M Kohl Pencil in ’10’
I bought these recently and have already got so much use of them! This gold colour is definitely one of my favourite! One that would look great on darker skin tones but suits anyone! These are creamy and long lasting and add a gorgeous pop of colour without looking too OTT! I love applying a black eyeliner and then this on top, on my waterline which gives me eyes definition and a pop of colour at the same time!

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* KIKO Perfect Eyes Duo Highlighter Pencil
This pencil is actually meant to be used on the brow bone one as a highlighter pencil but I love using this on my inner corner, cheekbones and even on my eyelid as an all over colour! This trick is great for those people who don’t wear eyeliner but still want a subtle shimmer! Just dab this on the areas of your eyes where you want some brightness and rock!

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* INIKA Certified Organic Eyeliner in Green Lagoon
It’s not often I whip out this colour because I’m not usually a fan of frosty colour but this green definitely gets my blood pumping in Winter! It’s a beautiful aqua shade which has a mega frosty finish! It’s not the smoothest pencil but after warming it up with a hair dryer or in my hands, it’s fairly easy to use and I love applying this with a black on my waterline or just above my black winged eyeliner for a pop of colour on my eyelid!

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Ted Baker Make Up


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In the UK, Boots are really well known for their Christmas sales and the products they release from tonnes of brands for the festive season! I recently popped in there and saw Ted Baker make up kits, which is completely new for me to use! I wanted to try it because Ted Baker is a high end brand, so I grabbed this kit.. Have a look..

The Great and the Gorgeous Cosmetic Gift Set – £40 (they have now put up the price)
The kit came in at £19 (I was so chuffed at the affordable price but they still have it in their ‘3 for 2’ sale). As always with Ted Baker, the packaging is incredible and the products inside are made of good quality!

The kit comes with: a bronzing compact, lipstick crayons, eye liner, shimmer eye creams, eye glitter, false eyelashes and glue, nail polishes, illuminating liquids and cosmetic brushes! Tonnes of products!

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The swatches of the products show the quality of the makeup! It really is worth it!
The colours are autumn happy and I just love the idea of carrying around that rose gold compact!

The brushes are MAC quality.. Seriously! I love the lip crayon shades which are super moisturising and pigmented AND.. All the nail varnishes and highlighting (illuminating) pots, are crazy beautiful! The eyeliner is pigmented and long lasting and the other eye make up (lashes, glitter and cream shadow), are so natural and easy to wear!

SmashBox Master Class Palette


I AM BACK! And with a vengeance! After taking a long break (over a month.. Eek!), it’s time to get back into the flow of things! I’ve been away since my brothers wedding which had occupied me immensely but I’ve missed blogging SO SO SO much, I promise to never take such a long break again!

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To get back into the flow of things, I thought I’d show you a new palette that arrived at my disposal around 3 weeks ago! I had seen this crazy fun-filled palette on a few YouTube channels a while back and so badly wanted it and thought I had missed it because it was limited edition! That was.. Until I saw it on sale at a random shop where it was completely unused! It was meant to be! I then saw on eBay that there were tonnes of these palettes flying around!

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What is it? Meet the Smashbox Master Class Palette (1)! There has since been the release of another but these colours seemed to appeal to me more! This palette is full of eyeshadows, blushes and a bronzer! From a range of finishes including ultra pigmented matte, to uber shimmery glitters, it’s really versatile and so compact too!

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You can see from the swatches that the pigmentation is superb! As well as that, the powders blend effortlessly and seamlessly. There are no lip products in this palette but I would have loved even 1 lip colour to make it an all- rounder- travel- friendly palette! Other than that I have no regrets! For the price I paid, I practically made money!

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The colours are mega versatile and I could use them all year around! What I love is that all the colours are totally ‘me’! I’ve been loving: no eyeliner and just a simple wash of colour over the lid recently.. Just like I loved it last year and this palette makes colour choices simple!

To buy this palette, you’ll have to search on eBay but, there are LOADS available! I don’t want to recommend a certain seller because I don’t want to be responsible for a bad experience (should it happen). However, this palette is limited edition and exclusive to Sephora so if you see it floating around in there, grab it! I really like the second version, too! Happy shopping!

Add a splash of colour to your face!


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My newest love is definitely coloured eyeliner! I always feel overdone when I wear winged liner and now it’s summer, I don’t want it running down my face! I recently done a post on a KIKO haul (a brand based in Milan available at White City Westfield, London)! I tried their eyeliner and I was blown away by how good they were! I love adding the liner on my bottom lash line very lightly and using it to add a splash of colour!

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The eyeliners last so long and they are so vivid! They have shimmer in them apart from a few colours which have a more satin finish! I’ve calculated quite a few colours now and I love how long they last and how they add a pop of colour with little effort!

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** I used about 3 coats of the liner to create these colours

To top it off, the applicator is a felt tip shape thus making application so much easier! You can create the finest of points and the thickest!

To top the whole experience off, these are so cheap coming in at £3.90 each (less than most drug store eyeliners) and there are 14 colours available!!

You can purchase the eyeliners here!

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Christmas nails!!


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With the holiday season and so many preparations going on, the short days with daylight saving are proving no good for our nails!

I’ve always done my nails before I go to bed whilst I drink my hot chocolate and they always dry before I drift off to sleep, so I thought if show you guys how I do my nails tonight, preparing for all the events I have planned for the coming Christmas week!

You’ll need but a few tools and the process is simple and easy! Read until the end to see what my twist is on this pretty common nail look.

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One of the most common colours for Xmas time is red. But with so many people wearing black and elegant dark dresses, Grey is the perfect alternative to a normally common red colour. It looks good on even short nails as mine are and it’s so easy to wear, no matter what your skin tone. I love this shade called Hazy by Rimmel because its creamy and rich.. Plus it’s speed dry so perfect for using before bed so you don’t sleep and scratch it!

Here’s some easy to follow steps:
1. Use a nail file to clean your nails out of the grub like stuffing and cake.

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2. Cut your nails if you need to but personally I have never cut my nails and I only ever file them because nails get brittle when you cut them.

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3. File your nails to a shape which you like and for me that’s square shape because it makes your fingers look longer and slimmer. I like using metal files because they are so quick to use and don’t wear out.

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4. Lets start with the nail varnish and I always use a base coat! My favourite at the moment is the Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener because its a nice thin and shiny layer beneath your nails which works to make your nails stronger.. Perfect for my weak nails!

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5. The colour process begins! I start with a thin layer of colour and paint one whole hand and then move on to tj next, I then go on to the second layer after I’ve finished the other hand. Two coats is more than enough!

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*1 coat of nail varnish

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*2 coats of nail varnish

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*I like to cut my cotton buds/ cue tips in half to clean up my nails with

6. I then like to use a top coat because it helps to keep the polish on for longer. I got this Nails Inc. caviar top coat in a glossy box and like it because it dries fairly quickly and improves the longevity of my nail varnish for a few extra days which is perfect for someone like me.

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7. My twist.. GLITTER! Everyone loves glitter! And I love this glitter by Rimmel because its small and matches my nail varnish perfectly! By just adding this into the tip, it gives just a hint of sparkle without the whole BANG of disco ball ;) pun intended!

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And that’s it! Stick two coats of the glitter on though.. Because I like it doubled up..

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Nail cutter/ file
Sally Hanson miracle nail thickener
Revlon Hazy
Nails Inc. caviar topcoat
Rimmel Disco Ball

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