Sunday, 30 December 2012


"All you need for the perfect smokey eye look-4 complementary colours with mirror and applicator."

Saturday, 29 December 2012


I was really lucky recently to have won the cutest shoes ever and I can see a trend starting to happen! I've never been a "shoe person" handbags have always been my 'thing'. It all started with my quest to find a pair a shoes that actually fit my flat feet and I brought my amazing TOM's which really are fantastic! 

Friday, 28 December 2012


You guys no I love Topshop make up, so when there was a gift with purchase recently for a £50 Topshop bundle with a magazine I had to have it!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

I love tags, I think it’s because at this time of year I tend to be more reflective! So I had a look on the #bbloggers hash tag and found this TAG on @beautyblogpage’s blog (http://beginnersbeauty.com/last-year-i-was-tag/) and I really liked the questions! 

Monday, 24 December 2012


IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE. IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE. IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE. Yep, I'm sure you knew that already but how exciting! Today's BEAUTIFUL and LIMITED EDITION glitter shade from Ciate is Enchanted Rose, which is truly beautiful and leaves me with a bit of a predicament, do I wear this or the Mavala one from Day 1 of Latest in Beauty! The item from LIB is the candle, I'm not too sure about the scent, it's not really one for me, which is a bit sad! :(

Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas tomorrow!

Sunday, 23 December 2012


I'm not too sure about this Ciate colour today (mojita), it's the first one that is a little too far fetched for me, but you never know! I'm really excited about trying the Balm Balm, I particularly love the packaging! Has anyone tried it?

It's so close to Christmas now, I hope you're all enjoying Christmas festivities!
I saw the beautiful Anna Saccone Joly do this tag on Youtube and I couldn't resist to try it myself! I love reading people's tags and things, so I tag you all to get involved!


Saturday, 22 December 2012

I'm finally getting round to using some of my new beautiful polishes from my Ciate nail calender and I'm loving them! I'm loving this one in particular which is a beautiful gold foil shade called Ladylike Luxe, I love it! It's very Christmassy and catches everybody's attention, I get so many comments when I wear it!

What polishes are you loving?




I've wanted a glass nail file for ages, so I'm really happy to have received one today in the Latest in Beauty Advent Calender, I can't wait to try them out as they are supposed to be so good for your nails! Today's Ciate Mini is the Sundance Caviar beads!

Friday, 21 December 2012


"Paul Mitchell Extra Body Firm Finishing Spray is a one stop shop for big hair. You can now get the volume you desire with this ultra firm finishing spray. It fights, frizz, flyaway’s & flatness to give you all day volume for larger than life hair!"

Do you suffer from hair with no volume which just stays flat no matter what you do? I have the product for you!



Today's Latest in Beauty item is from Trilogy and is a seven day sample of their Rosehip Oil Antioxidant! I won a full size won of these from Latest in Beauty in their Facebook Competition, so hopefully I like it! The Ciate is the aptly named Fade to Greige which is one of my favourites for sure!

Thursday, 20 December 2012


Back to the exciting stuff! I'm beyond excited to try the Eve Lom Rescue Mask, I'm a huge face mask fan! Today's Ciate mini is one of the Limited Edition ones for Mini Mani Month! This is a super cute glitter called Magic Carpet! I'm a big pink glitter fan and I'm going to love this for sure!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Body Shop appears on my blog so often, it's definitely a brand that I love a lot and I love a lot of their products!




One of the least exciting days for me in the Advent reveal for a quite a while! Today from Latest in Beauty we all received the Yardley London Royal English Daisy body spray, and from Ciate Cookies and Cream. I'm not a big nude nail fan but this might look cute with Angel Wings!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

This year was my fifth year at Clothes Show Live and naturally I did a bit of personal Christmas shopping, so I thought I'd share my haul with you! I've done a seperate post on Clothes Show Live itself, so press older posts to check that out!

One of the things I knew I was going to buy is the limited edition Clothes Show Live nail polish called Show Stopper. They were doing a deal where you got to pick two nail polishes and got a goody bag all for £10. There's a few bits I'll use in the goody bag so I spent a few extra pennies and got the extra polish and the goody bag! I'm mot excited about an eyeshadow pot in expresso! 




I happen to think that this Steamcream tin is one of the cutest I've ever seen, it's right up my street and I can't wait to use it and show it off! Today's Ciate product is the caviar beads in Prom Queen! I'm yet to give the caviar manicure a go yet but I can't wait!

Monday, 17 December 2012

I've visited the Clothes Show Live a total of five times now and every single time I've loved my trip! I used to go to the one in London and I was gutted when they stopped visiting the ExCel, so now I have to travel to Birmingham from Southampton which is a LONG trip!


Another beautiful shade from Ciate today, this one is called Power Dressing which is super cute! I think its the perfect royal blue, I'll definitely wear this way more often than I should! I have a bit of a hair product addiction at the moment so I'm super excited to try the Nicky Clarke Instant Calmer!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

A couple of days ago I met up with a great friend of mine Cath for coffee and cake with my friend Amber. Cath happens to run her own cake business called Wish Cakes (you can visit the Facebook page here), she's based in Chandlers Ford, Southampton so services some of the South Coast. She gifted me this beautiful cake which I just had to share with you as it's just beautiful! 



I was super excited to open the Aromatherapy Associates bath and shower oil this morning, everyone raves about this brand and I cannot wait to try it out! I love this cute yellow Ciate too, it's called Big Yellow Taxi!

Saturday, 15 December 2012


Today's Latest in Beauty featured Mirenesse Lip Lift Moisture Shine, I actually won a full size one of these on their Facebook competition, but luckily this is a different colour! I'm not the biggest lip gloss wearer to be honest, but I'll give it a go! I'm a sucker for blue nail polish so I naturally love this beautiful shade that Ciate have called Headliner! I'm already wearing it!


GREED: Most inexpensive/expensive item
I really don’t buy much that’s actually expensive, I’m completely new to buying expensive items of beauty, if you disregard makeup, my most expensive item of beauty is my Marc Jacobs Dot perfume which I adore, closely followed my Boss Nuit perfume. Actual hair and beauty wise, I tend to spend more money on appliances and tools, so my Mark Hill hairdryer and my GHD strengtheners are pretty expensive. For makeup, my Stila Natural Beauty Eye shadow palette, my Mac blusher in Fleur Power and my Real Techniques brushes are my most expensive items, but even they are only around the £15-£20 mark so as you can see I don’t spend a lot in one go on make up!

Friday, 14 December 2012

 
Today's Ciate is a rather bright orange colour, called Speed Dial! I'm not sure when I'll use this, maybe next halloween I'll paint my nails like a pumpkin, or maybe I could have carrot nails! I'm joking, it's not actually that bright and is actually moral a beautiful coral colour! The most exciting thing was from Latest in Beauty, I love the Bella Pierre Eyeshadow in Celebration, I wear a LOT of gold eyeshadows, I can't wait to wear this on Christmas day!
I really love all the pictures on Instagram and on the beautiful blogs I follow of peoples Christmas decorations and how they've decorated their tree, so I thought I'd share my own! I hope you enjoy having a sneak peek at my Christmas!


Thursday, 13 December 2012


I was super excited this morning because I behind my 13th door (unlucky for some!) was one of the exclusive colours for the Ciate Mini Mani Month Calender! It's called Glass Slipper and I LOVE it. It's probably because I love glitter polishes but this really is one of the favourite polishes I've opened! Less exciting is my present from the Latest in Beauty calender which is Instant Glow Body Lotion from St Tropez, fake tan really isn't my thing!

These little beauties came in the Latest In Beauty Editors Pick box that I posted about last month.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

I thought I'd do a NOTD today as I haven't posted one in what seems like forever! Today I'm wearing Models Own Show Stopper which is the limited edition nail polish from Clothes Show Live! I love it so much, I'm wearing it over the top of my L'Oreal Colour Riche polish in 501 which is a perfect winter purple! What polishes have you been loving recently?



Today's Ciate colour is this beautiful black polish with gold flecks called Twilight, which I think is beautiful and matches yesterday's caviar beads perfectly, so I think that's my New Years Eve nails sorted! Today's Latest in Beauty item is Balance Me Face Oil, I'm not the biggest fan of Balance Me but I'm loving oils at the moment, so I'm definitely going to give it a go!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Today in the Latest in Beauty calender I received the Jo Hansford Expert Colour Care Intensive Masque, which I love the look of, so I can't wait to try this out! In the Ciate calender I got the uber cute caviar beads which I think would make a perfect accent nail for New Years Eve? What do you guys think?

I saw the amazing Lily Pebbles talking about her TOMS being the most comfy shoes she's ever worn for long days and such and I started researching them.

Monday, 10 December 2012


Can you believe it's the 10th of December, I'm so glad that I did my Christmas shopping nice and early this year because my local shopping centre is getting completely unbearable!
So I failed, yep failed. I was on such a roll at updating my Advent reveal every single day and then life took over! Never fear though, I've got the pictures from Day 7, 8 and 9 here for you! 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

I'm really, really loyal to my macara and in fact I hate trying anything new because I hate being disappointed! I love thick eyelashes that are long and jet black, I know that people will be terrified by this, but I like the volume and I have such small facial features that I need the definition!

Saturday, 8 December 2012


I was watching MissGlamorazzi earlier today and she was answering the questions for the I Heart Drugstore Make Up Tag and I thought I'd answer it myself! I tag you all to get involved!

Friday, 7 December 2012


For the first time ever, I actually walked into a Lush store and brought some goodies, I'd been umming and ahhing about this for sometime and I dragged Chris in there to pick out some Christmas presents and I thought I'd treat myself! 

 
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