Ladies Day at the Races | Intu Lakeside

Horse racing isn’t really my cup of tea but when I was kindly invited by intu Lakeside  I jumped at the chance.  I’d never been to Ascot or anything of the sort, and hearing a lot of buzz around these types of events, especially in the beauty world, I thought it would be crazy to let this opportunity slip past. Surprisingly I already had a few special dresses hanging in my closet that I knew would go perfect for this kind of event, so all that I had to worry about was my hair and make up!

On a beautiful Thursday afternoon I found myself arriving at the Chelmsford race course for the Ladies Day event, where I quickly realised the effort everyone had gone to, to make this day perfect. The staff were all just as well presented as the guests, the place was immaculate and the weather was stunning. Walking into the grounds I was met by several different stands from companies such as Pimms, Love that Hat, Elms boot camp and, of course, intu Lakeside.

intu Lakeside had got together a beautiful range of dresses from all different companies that are situated in the centre and brought along some fantastic make-up artists from Dior House of Fraser. Now, I have been going to intu Lakeside on a regular basis, it is probably considered my hub of retail therapy, but after all these years even I was still ignorant to the services that they offer. After spending around 20 minutes speaking to Carlene, I was advised about the stylist service that intu Lakeside provides to its customers if and when they require help. She explained to me the 9, yes 9, different packages that intu Lakeside offer to its shoppers. The packages are detailed, consistent and cover all your fashion worries. If you’re a new mum and need clothing that is appropriate yet still young and fun then Carlene has you covered. Or if you are still trying to figure out what ‘smart casual wear’ is, then Carlene has the answer for you! Carlene explained her approach and technique she has when giving you style advice and her vibe was completely friendly and welcoming. Let’s face it, having another woman, or man for that matter, looking at your body shape, the current clothes you’re wearing and judging your overall appearance is down right unnerving, but Carlene’s approach is refreshing and allows you to be honest with yourself. I have booked a stylist session with the beautiful Carlene, once I have spent the day with her and got all the facts about the sessions offered I will write a full, detailed blog post so you have all the information you need.

After hearing about some of the services that intu Lakeside has to offer, I spent some time with the lovely girls from Dior House of Fraser. They gave my lips some much needed attention, topped up my perfume, gave me a foundation match for the Dior Star foundation and booked me in with their regional make up artist. I also received a goody bag with samples like the Diorshow Mascara with its initiative locking packaging to stop drying.

Intu Lakeside also offered a wealth of brochures, showing all the services they offer including the customer lounger situated in the Central Atrium level 1. The customer lounger offers the perfect shopping retreat where you can pick up gift cards, click collect & return, centre information, free WiFi, Concierge service, free phone charging with more to come. 

The rest of my day was filled with spending time around the Chelmsford Race course which was beautiful and immaculate! I really enjoyed the fashion and beauty from not only the women but men as well! Thank you to Intu Lakeside (Voice Communications) for inviting me along to an amazing day!

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intu Lakeside Information

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Dior Stand

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Dresses from shops found in Lakeside

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My Favourite dress…

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My Make up Look!

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Did you know all about the services at Intu Lakeside?

Did anyone of  you go to the Chelmsford Races Day?

Harriet

XOXO

A little something something…. | The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising face spritz

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One of the perks of having combination skin is that you can often get dull, lack lustre looking skin. It’s true… our plight is real and very frustrating. We combat dryness and oiliness on the same canvas, but now we have to put up with skin that’s got as much life oozing from it as a baked potato. I may be a little dramatic but my pain is real and really affects my self esteem.

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Whilst skin care shopping in the Body Shop, this little bottle of Vitamin C Energising face spritz magically found itself in my basket (that happens a lot aye) and for the price of £10! You might think that’s expensive, but you get 100ml and this product has lasted a while!

What does it actually do? If you’re having a dull day or you want a pick me up, this product is the one for you! Enriched with Vitamin C, it gives an instant boost and subtle glow to your face whilst drying to a matte finish – so all you oily girls (and guys!) don’t shy away! Its also made with aloe Vera to smooth the skin if its feeling a little irritated.

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When do you use this? I use this product before applying moisturiser (and after if its looking particularly dull) and allow to sink in well. Its great because it doesn’t affect the application of your foundation or concealer, if anything it makes it glide on more evenly and gives you a radiant boost… who doesn’t want that? I love to give my face a good few sprays during a hot day at work to re-awaken myself! Don’t worry about this product smudging your make-up, even if you have a smoky eye!

Is it convenient to use? Yes! If you want the short answer ha ha! The bottle is compact, sleek and the perfect size to throw in your handbag so you can take it on the go! It comes in a spray form so you don’t to worry about using your hands! The spray covers a large area on my face, so two or three sprays and you’ll be good to go!

Is it worth the money? This question is always hard to answer because it depends on your budget and how much money you want to spend on an ‘accessory’ product like this. These types of products are always a luxury rather than a necessity but I would miss it if it wasn’t in my collection!

Overall verdict… its good, but not a show stopper! 

Would I recommend to a friend? Yes!

Scoring out of 10? 8

Have you tried this product, if so… what did you think?

Harriet 

XOX

February Favourites!!

I’ve been terrible with my lack of blog posts lately, but I will try my hardest to get a post up every other day. I thought I would post today about my February favourites, better late than never 😉

Now ladies, I know that in January you have probably been working your butts off to achieve your new years resolutions but lets face it, they’ve probably slipped in February. Well, I say, lets do something about it! Try as hard as you can to make sure that you strive to achieve your goals you set yourself, no matter what time of the year it is.

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February has seen a lot of changes at work, I am now client facing full time and therefore I need to look more ‘polished’ so it appears that I know what I am doing… haha!  Instead of just slapping on some foundation and a little mascara, I have been making more of an effort with my appearance and adding a smoky eye to the mix every now and again. So with this, I have been reaching into the back of my beauty collection and re-fallen in love with some oldies!

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Lets start with the window to your soul (or something like that)… the eyes! I am going to be honest (and a little big headed), I really like my eyes, not necessarily the shape but the colour. They’re bright blue and probably my favourite feature, so I do anything I can to enhance these bad boys. Combine this with my obsession with eyeshadows and palettes, I went a little crazy this month and have three palettes that are my favourite!! Yes, I chose three!

Make Up Revolutions – Naked Underneath

I’ll be honest (like I was in my review) I don’t like the packaging, its just not me and the style I strive for. I like simple, classic looks that scream sophistication. This for me, doesn’t do that! Luckily I like what’s underneath (wheyyyy ;)) It holds 16 shadows, a mix of matte and shimmer so its a perfect palette to create a wealth of looks. They are more warmed toned colours, but there are a few cooler ones too! Now, I am always on the look out for transitional colours, and boy does this palette deliver! ‘Attention’ (cool toned) and ‘Seeking’ (warm toned) are two of the most beautiful transitional shades I have ever seen. If you’re not sure what a transitional colour is, its the colour which is mostly applied to the crease and above that eliminates harsh lines from darker colours. When you’ve mastered blending, you can concur the world! I have already created a post using this palette, please go and check it out > here.

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W7 In the Night Smokey Shades Palette

W7 is one of those brands that doesn’t get enough credit. It has fantastic products, for amazing prices that doesn’t compromise on quality. I love W7 and have done for many years now, which is why I never shy away from buying any of their new products. This palette has really grabbed my heart because it holds colours that are different. I am really sick of seeing the same colours over and over again just repackaged and renamed. BORING. This palette doesn’t do that, its like W7 has just chucked 12 fantastic colours into one palette and I love it! Sure, you might struggle to just use this one palette to create an eye look but atleast you’ll be creating something different, something that stands out. I am all for nudes, but sometimes it’s nice to have a change and go for the more interesting colours. On application these shadows are really creamy and stay put!!!! Check out a full blog post on this palette > here.

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Makeup Revolution – Flawless Palette

One aspect I like for in a palette is compactness. I like a palette to be versatile, give variety and compact enough for me to travel with. The Flawless palette is quite possibly the perfect travel companion. This relatively small palette holds 32 shimmer and matte shades, so offers enormous variety. I would definitely say this a warm toned palette so if you prefer cooler toned shadows, this isn’t the palette for you. I cannot wait to do a look using ‘Black tie’- which I will be posting soon! Check out a full blog post > here.

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L’oreal Brow Artist 

Brows frame the face, right? I have always struggled with my brows, and they are definitely the step that takes the longest in my make up routine. But this brow palette has really impressed me. The powder takes little time and effort to apply and blend, whilst the wax holds my brows in place all day. My brows have this lovely little habit of doing as they please, and by the end of the day each hairs look like its had an argument with each other as they are all shooting off in different directions. This little palette is compact, holds the powder a wax and tools to apply the product (which I don’t use).

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Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara

My eyelashes are horrendous to be frank! They are long but point in every which way direction they can, cannot hold a curl to save their life and generally just frustrate the hell out of me. I really struggle to find a mascara that actually works for me, but Maybelline The colossal does the trick. I won’t say that I am 100% happy with my eyelashes, but its the best I can get. Something about the wand makes my eyelashes actually go upwards instead of straight, which is always a bonus! I also don’t find that this mascara flakes off during the day leaving black dots under my eyes making me look a little strange. Win win!

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Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

I struggle with large pores and greasy skin, which gets too dry easily. So basically, in a nutshell I struggle with my skin! Its a careful balance between a grease ball and a dry, flaky mess! Every powder I have tried so far will always tip that balance either way, but step in Rimmel stay matte powder. Its pretty much a god send and my hero, it keeps me relatively shine free whilst letting my skin still look like skin. Its accessible, affordable and really works.

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MAC Mineralise Skin finish in ‘Soft & Gentle’

Now I know you’ve heard of this highlighter, and I am sure you either love it or hate it. I personally love it, I know others find it too harsh and unflattering but it compliments my skin really nicely. You don’t want to go all liberal with this product, ‘a little dab will do’. Its one of the things I really like about this product, its pretty pricey so knowing that a little goes a long way is an added bonus!!

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Surgical Tape

It’s a pretty well known beauty trick, but it’s one that I don’t see a lot of people practice. Using a little bit of surgical tape under your eyes helps to create the most beautiful eye shadow looks. It prevents fallout, errors and allows you to create a perfect winged liner. I don’t apply eyeliner without using tape, I can’t create that sharp, clean look without it. I promise you that this trick really works, give it a go and let me know what you think.

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Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of them?

What are you february favourites?

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Add A Little Drama | Naked Underneath Palette

It’s no secret that I love Make Up Revolution, they’re ability to create such great quality products at such affordable prices leaves me confused as to why I even bother looking at high end brands. Lets be honest, they’re not perfect, they do have some products that I don’t personally like but about 95% of their products are fantastic. This is why I was really excited that they sent me one of their new palettes, ‘Naked Underneath’. I believe this palette has just been released just go check out their website here. DISCLAIMER: Yes, I’ll be honest, I was sent this palette to test and review for you guys. However I am NOT being paid for this review, nor will I receive money or discount if you purchase this product through any linked provided on this page. All opinions are my own! 

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Personally, I really dislike the packaging. I like clean, sleek and effortless looking packaging. The kind of packaging that can appeal to all ages, which this palette fails on. It’s such a shame, it is probably my personal opinion and lack of creativity that stops me from loving this but it just doesn’t scream ‘classy’ to me. The furry quilt across the top would have been better suited without the silver heart stuck on the top! What do you think?

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Inside the palette looks like Make Up Revolution’s usual packaging, clean and sleek. The colours are well placed, neat and it looks really expensive.

Opening the palette I was sooo excited, colours ‘Attention’ and ‘Seeking’ look quite possibly like the most beautiful transitional colours I have ever laid my eyes on. Wonderous looks perfect for highlighting the eye and could also be used on the face too! However, swatching these colours my heart dropped a little. The darker shades like ‘Darkness’ and ‘Hidden’ swatched patchy and with very little intensity. ‘Glory’ and ‘Love’ also swatched to a very similar colour. The colour pay off of these shades swatched quite badly, alas I decided to give the palette a go!

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the look

I wanted to give this palette the benefit of the doubt, it already lost points on the packaging and swatches but I was sure with a little perseverance it could create some beautiful looks.  Lately I have been creating a lot of neutral ‘work appropriate’ looks so thought ‘to hell with it’ and went all out. Fake eyelashes and everything! I was really intrigued by ‘Meow’ and really wanted to use the shade ‘Attention’ so create a look with these two. After applying my usual Urban Decay primer potion I then started to pat ‘Meow’ on my lid with a flat shader brush. To my surprise, the colour pay off was amazing. I didn’t even have to use a fix plus, it applied intensely by itself.  There was a little fall out with this shade, but that is to be expected with a darker colour. My advice is to use tape, and create your eyeshadow look before you apply your face makeup. After I had built enough intensity, I then used a medium sized fluffy brush, dipped into ‘Attention’ and swept this across the crease whilst blending with ‘Meow’ to make sure there were no harsh lines. In order to create the beautiful gradual transition from darker to lighter shade, work with the two step process. It can be quite a tiring process, but by applying the darker shade and then blending with lighter back and forwards will eventually reveal and beautiful blended look without those harsh lines.

To give a little more intensity and really build on that smoky look, I used ‘Darkness’ in the outer V. Now this colour was a little harder to work with, it took a little more patience and a lot more fall out but eventually I got the desired effect. To finish, I heavily lined my eyes, smudged it out and popped on some fake eyelashes.

Overall, I would recommend the palette based on the colours I have used for this look. It has taught me that the swatches don’t always reflect how the colours will apply on the lid.

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Have you tried this palette? What do you think of this look?

Do you think you would try this palette? Are you a fan of the packaging?

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I am a Ford Project Analyst | What do you do?

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I’m a Beauty Blogger undercover as a Project Analyst for Ford, or is it the other way around?

Yes, I work for Ford motor company. It is an unbelievably complex cog in the chain of the motor industry and nearly a year into the job, I’m still learning every second! The job is stressful, intense and full of deadlines and targets! Every minute in my job requires my full attention and I need to be on top for all the time! Trying to explain my job role within the complex realm of processes with Ford leaves the listener baffled. I love my job, I do! I really do, it takes a lot out of me but I get so much in return. It took a lot of hard work, dedication and sleepless nights to get where I am today and it’s all been worth it.

What do you do? Are you still learning, at work or starting your own business? I’d love to know what you do apart from your blogs?

Xxxx

Green Stars | Revolution ‘Flawless’ Palette

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In one of my very early posts I talked about the wonders that is Makeup Revolution and specifically their ‘Flawless’ Palette. This palette is what I’d call a perfect all rounder. It has the matte neutral shades, which are great transitional colour or look amazing on their own for that sleek neutral eye. However, Make Up Revolution has also included shades that will create that show stopper! I won’t speak for too long about this palette because I already reviewed it here. I have mentioned SO MANY times before (you’re probably getting a little bored of me saying it) but I am saving for a mortgage and therefore I am trying to practise ‘beauty on a budget’, which this palette is perfect for. It’s got a large of selection, a mixture of matte and shimmer colours plus the packaging is super sleek, clean and great to travel with.

For a change, I decided to do a make up look on my eldest sister, Katie, as her face shape is completely different to mine. She has a flatter bridge, smaller nose and doesn’t have the heavy crease like I do. She also has green eyes, which I decided to enhance by choosing ‘Green Stars’ as the star of the show for this look.

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Very kindly Katie has allowed me to upload a before and after photo (…isn’t she kind)

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For Katie’s make up I wanted to keep the focus on her eyes, so went easy on the face products. Katie moisturised, primed (with W7 Magic Primer) and I gave her face a few sprits with Urban Decay B6 Spray. Using the RealTechniques expert face brush I stippled No7’s Beautifully Matte foundation all over her face. I then used Maybelline’s Instant Anti-Age The Eraser under eye concealer, which blends like a dream and I have re-fallen in love with this product, and set all this hard work with Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder. I added a little warmth to her face using a large fluffy brush dipped into HOOLA bronzer by Benefit. I used my current go-to blush of the moment, Make Up Revolutions blush in ‘Love’ which is a perfect nude colour to gives just a subtle flush to the skin. Katie doesn’t normally fill in her brows, so I added a little definition with L’oreal’s brow artist palette in ‘Medium to Dark, and followed her natural brow shape.


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Now, the star of the show.. the eyes. Katie has the most beautiful green eyes and I wanted to enhance those by using Make Up Revolutions ‘Green Stars’ eye shadow and blend upwards into a more neutral look. After I applied Urban Decay’s ey shadow primer potion all over her lids, I then used a flat shader brush to heavily pack ‘Green Star’ all over her lid, keeping it below the crease. Using a clean, large fluffy brush I softened the edges to eliminate any harsh lines. Using a medium fluffy brush, I dipped into ‘Smudge’ (a medium brown) and continued to soften the edge of ‘Green Stars’ by sweeping it in small circular motions across the crease. I kept going with this two-step process until I was happy with the desired intensity. Remember, its always best to start off with just a little amount of product and add intensity as you go, it makes it easier to blend and you’re more like to make mistakes if you don’t. To add smokiness, I used a small fluffy brush and grabbed a little of ‘Pure Chocolate’ and focused this in the outer V which gave her the gorgeous smoky cat eye look. To finish off the look I lined her eyes with black liner from MAC and added lots of Benefit ‘They’re Real’ mascara. Top Tip: I used tape on Katie’s eyes (as I do for my own) to create the ultra sharp smoky cat eye look, it also stops fall out and errors.

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I really hope that you enjoyed this look and love this look as much as I do.

Visit Make Up Revolutions Website to check out their great products!!

Did you love this look? Do you like Make Up Revolutions Products? Have you got any palette recommendations?

Please let me know what you think below 🙂

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Smokey Shades | W7 ‘In the Night’ Palette First Impressions

One of my favourites eyeshadow palettes I own is W7 ‘In the Buff’, so I was really excited to get the smokey shades of ‘In the Night’ palette which offers colours that can add a little more drama to your look.

First off, lets talk about the packaging. I am already familiar with the packaging of the W7 palettes and have to say I really love it. It is a little on the chunky side for the amount of product but its neat, tidy and keeps the colours protected. The palette holds 12 glitter shadows ranging from pink to grey/blue tones. I would admit that this palette is geared towards looks for a night out but I wore a grey smoky eye running chores today and it didn’t feel too over the top.  On swatching these shades, I found they are really smooth and I was pleased to say they were on application too. When using these shadows I found the fallout to be minimal!

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From left to right: Dusty, Wonderland, Summer, Atlanta, Abracadabra, Top Hat, Razzamataz, Lady Luck, Laura E, Party Popper, Gate Crash and Bologna.

This is the first look I have created using this palette. The pigmentation of these colours are fantastic, the glitter isn’t too intense and just a little goes a long way. Using Party Popper, Gate Crash and Bologna I was able to create a look that is smoky yet wearable for everyday.

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To create this look I applied ‘Party Popper’ all over the lid. I used ‘Gate Crash’ to add a smoky feel by packing close to the lash line, not going above my crease. ‘Bologna’ is perfect to intensify the look as it only has a little shimmer. To blend all these colours together, to make sure there are no harsh lines, I used a large fluffy brush, dipped into Party Popper and run that over my entire lid.  Top Tip: Use tape when applying eyeshadow, it allows you to create a really sharp look!

Upon first impressions, W7 has managed to keep up their great standards for affordable prices with this palette. The shadows apply smoothly with high pigmentation that rivals higher end brands like Urban Decay. I can’t wait to get my hands on the other palettes, I think I will try out ‘Lightly toasted’ and ‘In the nude’ next. I will be continuing to use this palette and create more looks for you.

Check out my review of the W7 Primers

Go check out more W7 products by clicking this link > HERE

Have you tried any W7 products?

Are there any palettes I should try?

Thank you for reading

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Behind Harriets Beauty Box | Get to know me, 25 questions tag!!

I’ve been bad and stolen this tag from Jen (Aka Dorkchops), I really enjoyed reading her blog but especially this tag so thought I would answer the questions myself.

So lets get started….

1. What is your middle name?
Its Anne… it sounds very English I know.

2. What was favourite subject at school?
French… I loved french! I love the sound of the french language.

3. What is your favourite drink?
I don’t really have a favourite if I am honest, I normally just drink water.

4. What is your favourite song at the moment?
I don’t listen to newer music really, my favourite song is Jon Secada just another day.

5. What is your favourite food?
I love strawberries, ice cream and chocolate!

6. What is the last thing you bought?
I bought pancake mix on the way home from work and I have eaten three already!!!!!!!

7. Favourite book of all time? our?

Memoirs of a Geisha!!

9. Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have two dogs – an Australian silky terrier named Rambo and a German shepherd named Viva. I also have a lot of fish everywhere LOL – my Dad loves them.

10. Favourite perfume?
I have three dogs. They are all Jack Russells, Louie, Ted and Ozzie 🙂 Check out my ‘sharing memories’ post to see photos of them 🙂

11. Favourite holiday?
My favourite holiday was to Mexico last year with my boyfriend and our friends. We spent 2 weeks in a luxury hotel to really celebrate me graduating and getting a new job  🙂

12. Are you married?
Nope, I am not married but I have been with my boyfriend for nearly four years and we are moving in together next year 🙂

13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?
I have been out of the country lots of times! Last year alone I was out of the country six times.

14. Do you speak any other language?
Fluent English (….obviously) and conversational French!

15. How many siblings do you have?
I am lucky to have two beautiful older sisters.

16. What is your favourite shop?
When I want to buy makeup I always go to Boots and for clothes its Newlook.

17. Favourite restaurant?
I don’t really have a favourite, I do love Bella Italia though.

18. When was the last time you cried?
Oooooooh, I don’t think I have cried in a long long time… I sound so heartless!

19. Favourite blog?
There are so many I love, I wouldn’t want to choose just one!

20. Favourite movie? 
Ooooh, I love the notebook! Who doesn’t love Ryan Gosling.

21. Favourite TV shows? 
Gossip Girl, Friends and Sex and the City.

22. PC or Mac?
I am a PC girl, I just don’t like Mac computers but I love everything else they do!!!

23. What phone do you have?
Iphone… which is smashed on both sides.

24. How tall are you?
5’3.. I am tiny!!!

25. Can you cook?
I can just about make pancakes… haha!

TAG YOU’RE IT!

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers and please tag yourself.

Thank you for reading

XXXX

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future” | Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Perfume

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous” – Coco Chanel

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This perfume right here was my first Chanel I had ever got my hands on. Rewind back to 4th of August, my birthday, and specifically 2014 when I turned 21. I had spent the day with my family and boyfriend in London, shopping, drinking and generally having an amazing time. Looking around the Chanel store, I decided I would treat myself to a bottle of perfume.

If you have ever been inside a Chanel store you will now how luxurious they are and it makes you want to buy everything, but sadly I had to limit myself to just one item. Coco Mademoiselle is a sweet yet sophisticated scent perfect for the younger woman. It screams class yet is still fun enough that you don’t seem serious. You are probably thinking how can a perfume make you seem sophisticated? Oh, but it can! I wear this perfume when I want to impress, add the extra glamour or when I am feeling like I need a little pick me up. It is perfect for a date night, which is when I wear it most.

It is a little expensive starting at around £68… but a girl needs to treat herself (or be treated) once in a while. And I believe everybody needs a little Chanel in their life.

Coco Mademoiselle goes best with a smoky eye, LBD, killer heels and a date 😉

The Liebster Award

I don’t think that it matters how many times you are nominated with one of these awards, it always brings a smile to my face. Thank you BellaNinaBeauty for the nomination. I’ve got some really great tips from this blog so I would highly recommend you go an check it out. I especially love their review of the Nume curling wands.

Here are the questions that they set and here are my answers:

1.) If you could go out with only one makeup product on, what would it be?

Either a little foundation/concealer or do my brows. Tbh, I often go out without anything on

2.) You would never get caught dead wearing……?

Kitten heels!

3.) If you could tell your child/baby self anything, what would it be?

It will all work out in the end 🙂

4.) What is your beauty goal/dream?

To be able to become the ultimate eyeshadow blenderer (is that a word?)

5.) If you could describe your style in one word, what would it be?

Clean and simple!

6.) What’s your favorite nail polish color?

Any nude!

7.) What makeup product do you regret wearing/buying?

Garnier BB cream… yuck!

8.) If you could wear one designer for the rest of your life, who would it be?

Chanel

9.) Who is your beauty idol?

Audrey Hepburn

10.) What made you want to start your blog?

It is something I have wanted to do since I was about 15… nearly seven years later and here we are haha!

11.) What’s your favorite beauty trend? Least favourite?

Favourite: flawless skin… never goes out of fashion!

Least: Overly large/thick fake eyelashes… oh no!

Thank you again for my nomination

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers!

XXXX

The All sorts Haul!!!

So doing my food shop in Tesco, I decided to pick up a few beauty bits and here is what I purchased….IMG_0178

–Skin Care–

–Garnier Moisture Match Moisturise in ‘Light softening cream’–

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–Clearasil Ulta Pads–

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–Clean & Clear Facial Wash–

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–Make up–

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— Maybelline Eyestudio 24Hr Tattoo in ‘Vintage Plum’ —

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–Revlon Colour Stay foundation in ‘Sand Beige’–

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–Maybelline The Colossal Mascara in ‘Black’–

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–Hair Care & Body–

–Aussie 3 Minute Mircale Frizz Remedy–

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–Batiste Dry Shampoo in ‘Blush’–

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–Dove Dry Oil Shampoo–

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–Nivea Body wash in ‘Happy Time’ & ‘Creme Care’–

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New Camera, Dog Photos & Filming

Hey,

So I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to start making videos and creating a YouTube account, well I have taken quite possibly the biggest step forwards in doing this. It is something I have always wanted to do so this year is the year. Today I gave myself a Valentines treat (and after a rough week) and bought a Canon DSLR, I will create a post/video on everything about it so stay tuned for that.

Today has been about messing around with the camera, and I did do a little video of me doing my mums make up which I will edit and post tomorrow (hopefully) so, again, stay tuned for that!

Having three beautiful dogs, I always take photos of them anyway so obviously the first thing I did was starting snapping photos of them. Here is one of my little Ozzy…..

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IMATS 2015!!!!!!!!

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Hey Lovelies,

Being beauty freaks like myself, I am sure that you have heard of IMATS. For those you aren’t familiar, it is the international make-up trade show which I believe is held once a year in London, Sydney, Toronto, LA, New York and Vancouver. It allows brands to promote themselves and their products within the beauty industry. It’s a great place for make up artists and make up lovers alike to go, check out the brands and grab some great products.

I have never been to IMATS, but would love to go this year. I would love the idea of setting up a meet with fellow bloggers from in UK as I would be attending the London show! Has anyone ever been? Are you going?

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The Ultimate Dark Nude | Soap&Glory Super-Colour Fabu Lipstick Review

Recently I have been on a lipstick frenzy. I haven’t been much of a lipstick person, I feel like its a high maintenance aspect of your make up look. That being said, popping on a bit of lipstick can take your make up to the next level, which is something I would obviously want to do. Being one of my favourite body product brands I thought they would be a good place to check out some lipsticks. After perusing the stand for a while, I went for the Soap&Glory Super-Colour Fabu Lipstick in Naked Beige.

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— The Colour —

This colour is stunning, its brown with a redish undertone which makes it absolutely gorgeous on any skin colour and goes with every makeup look! It glides on smoothly, doesn’t dry or crumble either.

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— It’s Wear Time —

Now, I seem to have an issue with all lipsticks, in that they never seem to wear very well, and although this doesn’t last all day it lasts better than others. I think this colour looks great on its own, it doesn’t require high maintenance as its a dark shade of lip colour. You can swipe this on before school or work and not worry about touch ups, when it does fade it slowly reveals your natural lip colour through without being obvious. If you’re the type who wants to look like you’re wearing lipstick, then by all means you may have to reapply, but the beauty of this lipstick is that you don’t have to. You might think that £9 is a little steep for drug store lippy, but you wont be disappointed. If you have ever tried one of S&G’s products, you will know they make good stuff!

You can wear this colour in the office, at home, for a night out and on a date. It’s sophisticated and yet youthful at the same time. You can wear this with a dramatic eye or keep it really clean and simple with just a few swipes of mascara.

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— The Packaging —

I have always loved S&G’s packaging, its iconic and to be honest a bit of a show stopper. I love the 40’s/50’s era and (correct me if I am wrong) but I believe that’s what they’re packaging is inspired by. Its got that retro yet girly feel that really appeals to me, and its clearly working for them. This lipstick is a little more on the cleaner side, I guess when you’re trying to keep the price down their isn’t too much space you can use to create an elaborate design. The design isn’t quite the eye catching S&G packaging that I am used to, but it’s pretty and sleek.

I often find that when I chuck a lipstick in my bag, the lid comes off and bye bye lipstick… and the inside of my bag. The packaging of this lipstick is quite sturdy and seems to be holding on well.

The down side with this lipstick is that when you do apply it, although it goes on smoothly, its quite thick and I feel really concious that I am wearing lipstick.

I would recommend this colour and lipstick in general 🙂

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