Quick & Easy Masquerade Inspired Halloween Makeup

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


This year my village has a Ball and pudding party on the 31st, I'm not sure which i'll be attending yet
but either way I won't be dressing up Halloweeny (unless trying to dress as attractive as I possibly
can counts?) yet I still wanted to write something to do with the occasion on my blog so I thought i'd
share last years look. I went clubbing last Halloween and had such a good night (I won't go into details
as it was a dramatic night) I wanted to look good so didn't go for anything too scary and ended up opting
for this simple Masquerade inspired look. I love this for looking quite complicated but it's actually such an
easy look to do. I managed to draw on mine half way through pre drinks which I think proves that. All I
did was simply draw out a design and transfer to my face with eyeliner. It's quite a forgiving look so if
something goes wrong you can easily match up the other side. I thought it'd be hard to get it even on
both sides but it really wasn't. If your tempted by this look i'd really encourage you to give it a go as it's
honestly so much easier than it looks. Once you've eyelinered it on you can go over with a gel or liquid if you
like but I just stuck with my trusty Urban decay liner and set with Mac fix plus. You can add some colour
to the top part with eye shadow if you wish which I gave a try this year but actually went without last.
For my lips I just used the Gosh lip liqueur and patted in some red stargazer glitter so not only is this
a really quick and easy look it's also super affordable.
What are you dressing as for Halloween?

Battle of the false lashes- The Vintage Cosmetic Company

Sunday, 26 October 2014


As of last week I've made the decision to start wearing eyelashes on a regular basis. I have a couple
of friends who wear them literally daily and always look gorgeous because of it. The trouble I've had
with my new commitment is it's taken me such a while to find the style that suits me and 'the perfect pair'.
After finally finding several that I like I decided to share a post on my little corner of the internet as a bit
of a guide for those of you wondering which eyelashes to go for so that you can see what they look like
applied/compare costs/ect. I've recently written a post comparing several different brands of lashes that
can be read here but this post is solely on the vintage cosmetics company. 



Gracie- £6
These lashes come with an invisible lash line which make them look super natural looking when
applied. It does though mean they're a little more fragile to handle but useless your extremely heavy
handed this shouldn't be a problem.

Betty- £6
These are amazing for creating the perfect almond shaped eye. They extend the outer corner
of your eye lashes massively and would look great with a dramatic smokey eye.

Nancy- £6
Nancy lashes are perfect for filling and lengthening your lashes but keeping them super natural.
I love that all these lashes are re-usable because I'll certainly be wearing them all a lot. This pair
would be fab for work.

Connie- £6
Having a invisible lash line makes the Connie lashes super light and I found them so easy to apply.
Alike the Nancy they're also very natural looking but do a good job of enchanting your original lashes.
I think these would be perfect for someone just getting into lashes and needing a nice easy pair to start
out with.

Kitty- £6
The Kitty lashes are similar to both the Nancy and Connie but with a lot more impact. They extend
the natural lashes a fair bit and create a dramatic look which I think would look perfect on a night
out.

All of the links to these lashes can be found by clicking the price or alternatively click here to be
taken to the vintage cosmetic company website. All these lashes can be brought in a set called
'The Girls' for £15 which I think is pretty decent considering they're all re-usable. One thing I haven't
yet mentioned is the vintage cosmetics packing, which i'm sure you're all aware of, it's a beautiful
floral pattern that would look amazing on any vanity.




Hairtrade Transformation

Friday, 24 October 2014


After months of considering hair extensions and having no idea where to look, what size to go for
ect I got the chance to try some from Hairtrade.com I'd seen a few people rave about this site before
so had pretty high hopes. Thankfully I've not been disappointed. The extensions arrived packed so
well, in a long box so that they wouldn't have to be bend. They are the I&K gold clip 
extensions and come in strips as shown below:


The strips make it really easy to fit the extensions evenly around your head, even as a hair extension
newbie I managed to get them in quite easily. I also found that the company's notes about how to care
for the extensions extremely useful. The hair itself is extremely soft and shiny (puts my real hair to shame).
If I was buying myself i'd have gone for 22" but these are more than long enough for my hair, I think
22" would have been far to long so if you're planning to pick up some yourself i'd definitely recommend
measuring out the lengths first. The extensions are 100% real human hair which means you can straighten,
blow dry and dye (although dying is not recommend) like you would your own hair. This set is priced at
£59 which I thought to be quite pricey before I received them. Now i'd happily pay that price as it's more
than worth it for the added confidence I feel from having long and thick hair. This pair and lot's more can be found on the Hair Trade website here

Battle Of The False Lashes- with www.falseeyelashes.co.uk

Wednesday, 22 October 2014



As of last week I've made the decision to start wearing eyelashes on a regular basis. I have a couple
of friends who wear them literally daily and always look gorgeous because of it. The trouble I've had
with my new commitment is it's taken me such a while to find the style that suits me and 'the perfect pair'.
After finally finding several that I like I decided to share a post on my little corner of the internet as a bit
of a guide for those of you wondering which eyelashes to go for so that you can see what they look like
applied/compare costs/ect. I hope you all find this useful.


Red Cherry #WSP- £2.99
Very natural looking lashes that blend in well with your own eye lashes yet adding quite
a bit of length. Good price at £2.99 but do not come with adhesive.

Red Cherry 102- £2.99

These lashes feel quite heavy on and would take a bit of getting use to. They do
make a dramatic difference to the eye but don't look as natural as the #WSP in my opinion.
Same at the WSP in price.

Revlon Beyond Natural Long Volumizing- £3.99
These add a lot of volume to your natural lashes and provide quite a bit of extra length.
Comes with good lash adhesive.

Eye Candy 011- £1.99
My person favorite, look extremely natural but add a lot of extra length to your lashes.
At £1.99 these are also the cheapest pair and come with lash adhesive.

Eye Candy Individual Flare Lashes- £4.89
Individual lashes that last 3-4 weeks. They come in a range of small to large lashes which I find
very impressive. I used only small and medium in this picture but would wear the longer for a more
dramatic effect. The price of these is very decent seeing as they last such a long time.

All the links to the above lashes can be found either by clicking the prices or by going to
www.falseeyelashes.net where you will find a massive range of eyelashes all with free UK
delivery! I hope you found a pair to suit you in this post but don't worry if not as I have a few
more posts of this type coming.

Student Life Hacks

Monday, 20 October 2014

Having just escaped the Student life myself I am fully aware of the trauma that sometimes comes
with having to fend for yourself! Virgin have come up with a few 'Life hacks' to help you through
the hard times. Some of these are so ingenious, I never would have thought of them myself!




Check out the rest from Virgin Media

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Memebox Giveaway | 3 Winners!

Friday, 17 October 2014



After months of me rambling on about my hundreds of different Memebox's the partnership global
team have given me the opportunity to give away some Memebox love myself so you can all finally see
what all the fuss I'm making is about! I'll keep this simple, the giveaway is open internationally, to enter
you must complete the rafflecopter form below, 3 winners will be selected in a weeks time and contacted
by partner ship global.


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Quelques Notes d'Amour

Thursday, 16 October 2014


The day before last I was surprised by the arrival of the new Yves Rocher Eau de Parfum. Not having
spoken to anyone from the company for a long time I wasn't expecting anything from them at all. I've 
not been asked to write this or feel obliged to but I instantly loved the product so much that I felt I
needed to share it with all of you. For the longest time I've had the Channel Rouge Allure Sensual perfume
on my wish list. I just think it smells absolutely perfect, the main reason i'm writing this post is that the Yves
Rocher perfume is so so so similar! It's an extremely powerful scent that I feel smells very sophisticated,
the type of thing i'd expect a middle class business women to wear. The outer packaging is neat and pretty,
it comes in two sizes 30ml and 50ml, the bottle itself looks very dainty and elegant. All in all i'm so 
impressed with this and extremely glad to own it. 
Get one for yourself on the Yves Rocher site