Friday, 29 November 2013




This autumn and getting into the christmas party season I'm loving dark plum colours on my lips and eyes. I've been reaching to Mac's Cyber quite often when I'm doing for a deep purple lip, but I've had a little search and found these other two beauties which are very, very similar! 

All these lipsticks have good staying power and great colour pay off, which is always great with a dark lip! The Opulent Plum is slightly more red toned but in my eyes, is still just as nice! And you find me one person that doesn't love a good mac dupe!

Have you found any other dupes for Mac's perfect plum?



Thursday, 21 November 2013


1. Reindeer Pants (so cute!) New Look
2. Christmas Notepad Paperchase
3. Robin Pants New Look
4. White Chocolate Owl. This is from the little children's section but this is just the cutest thing for a stocking! Thorntons
5. Small jewel mirror, I need this! Paperchase
6. Small Spike Ring. Not so christmasy..but cute none the less Topshop
7. Fluffy ear muffs..perfect for winter, my ears always get so cold! Asda
8. Kitten Mitten Hand warmers Asda
9. Reindeer Antler Beanie Asda 
10. Small Reindeer Toy Paperchase

Can I literally have everything off this list?! I've seen quite a few Top 10 christmas stocking ideas on some blogs but I haven't seen one yet for £5 and under..so I thought I could top that! Considering these are all under £5..I think they are all pretty darn cute! Who doesn't love saving a bit of money whilst still getting lovely presents? I've previously done a post on A Top 10 Under £10 Stocking Fillers post and you can see that here!

I hope I've found something you would like! Let me know what you think!xx

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


1. Christmas Block Candles- Ikea
2. Full Tub of your favourite sweets (or theirs!)- Best British Sweets 
3. Love Cushion BHS
4. Christmas Robin Hat (I'm defiantly showing my boyfriend this one for my stocking!) New Look 
5. Ikea Straw Hanging Decorations, I love these..I personally would have them out all year round. Although they are lovely for christmas, I wouldn't say they are really 'christmasy' Ikea
6. Reindeer Hip Flash, perfect for christmas parties! New Look
7. Stuff to do Notepad, perfect for a blogger! BHS
8. Home Sweet Home Hot Water Bottle (I just love this) BHS
9. Heat Up Owl Wheatie BHS
10. Retro Drumstick Mug and Treats BHS

We all know how nice it is to spoil and be spoiled at christmas, but as a budget beauty blogger...I know christmas doesn't have to be pricey to be perfect. All these little treats are perfect stocking fillers that you could hint for yourself or get for someone else and the best thing is, they're all under £10.

Who's excited for christmas?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013




Some reviews of these will come in due course when I've tried them out, but before anything like that I thought I'd show you all what I bought on my (naughty and impromptu) boots haul today!

Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Shampoo and Condtitioner, You can see a review that I have done of these here
Batiste Dry Shampoo (how cute is the monochrome?)
Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner
Maybelline Colour Show in Wine Shimmer
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Nutrogena Visibly Clear Face Wash (my skin is really playing up at the moment so I'd like to think this will do the trick..a review will be on it's way soon!)
Sleek Blush in Rose Gold 



And just to finish..isn't this just the most christmasy nail varnish you've ever seen?! 

Benefit Buys

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2 Comments



So...I was a little naughty and maybe went into John Lewis in Liverpool and spend some of my birthday money! 

I've been wanting the 'Watt's Up!' for an age now, ever since I first saw it being reviewed and tested by bloggers on youtube I was sold and just had to get my hands on it. I'm usually not a fan of splashing out on something before I've read loads and loads about it however I went out and bought this on a slight whim, and boy I'm glad I did! 
As I use quite a full coverage foundation I find it hard to blend cream products into my makeup after applying my base makeup, however not with this bad boy! It has the most gorgeous cream to powder finish and feels amazingly light weight on my skin, especially considering how much of a glow it gives you. It's a gorgeous champaign colour and it gives my skin that 'lit from within' look..rather than looking like you've plastered a highlighter on top. I'm loving this at the moment, and I'm sure I will for a while now! 

Now for the lovely flush that is benefit's 'Rockateur' I haven't actually owned a benefit box blush before, I've always thought they were quite expensive considering that it's only a blusher...but I have to say I'm not really regretting buying this one! I can't say that I'll be spending nearly £30 on a blush anytime soon as, as we all know you can get some amazing products on a budget now, especially from sleek, they do some tip top fantastic blushes! Buuut to the dismay of my bank account, this little box is just beautiful. 

I'm a pale girl and this just sits so well on my skin in my opinion, it gives me a really nice flush of colour that doesn't make me look too 'overdone'. It's a vintage, muted pink..so fellow pale lovelies..go give this a go! 

Watch out for a full review on both these products and a dupes post where both of these will be included! Who doesn't love a good dupe?

Okay..well this could be a quick stop shop for any hair..it's that good! I'm sure you've either owned one of these before or heard of these little things, but if not..let me introduce you to the Tangle Teezer!

For reference, my hair has never been thicker than it has been since the start of this year as it's finally got past the stage where it doesn't grow past shoulder length, and now it's going for it! I have wavy/curly hair and it gets very knotty, very very easily. The Tangle teezer is honestly the only thing that works for me. It obviously still takes time to get the knots out, but no where near the amount of time, effort or sheer pain that is involved trying to brush knots out with a regular hairbrush! 

If you struggle with knots or just have long hair that's a pain in the ass to brush out..give this a go! I picked mine up from Boots for around £11/12..quite cheap for a miracle worker! 

Let me know what you think!