Recently i've been trying to wear lipstick more often. I have so many lipsticks and I don't use them very much. I have a lot of everyday shades so it's not even as if they are too bright or bold for everyday, I'm just a little bit lazy and tend to get it all over my face and teeth.

I thought i'd pick out some of my favourites and share them with you. These are the ones that tend to be in handbag and they are shades I feel comfortable wearing.

First up is Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Mandate, this is a gorgeous classic red shade. I love the Nars Satin Lip Pencils as they are just so easy to use and leave your lips feeling really nice and hydrated. 
Next is another Satin Lip Pencil but this time in Bansar, this is my all time favourite. I wear it all the time. It's a gorgeous brown nude shade. It's so easy to wear and it makes me look fancy and chic and luxe haha I feel really good when i'm wearing this shade. 
Next up is this gorgeous lipstick from Rimmel, its from the lasting finish lipstick range and is shade 077 Asia. It's again a really nice nude. It has a slight shimmer to it but again leaves your lips so nice and hydrated. I picked this up whilst looking for a perfect nude. Its a really nice formula and such a great value for money. 
Next is Innocent a shade by Topshop. This is a pink shade, leaves your lips feeling velvety and smooth but has a nice matte finish. The next lipstick is this collection lipstick from the Gothic Glam in the shade Revenge. Which is a really gorgeous autumny berry red shade. I love using this when i'm going out. I have reviewed this before, read the review here. Next up is one of my favourite Mac Shades Angel its a peachy nude, a lovely everyday shade. Its a frost lipstick so leaves the lips moisturised. Its so nice, its really velvety and soft. Finally is Beige A Nu which is a Color Riche lipstick by Loreal Paris. Its a gorgeous brown/redish nude. Another great everyday shade, really easy to apply and to wear and a great value for money. 


I recently realised that I haven't reviewed my spectrum make up brushes on my blog so I thought i'd let you guys know what I think of them. I picked these up at the Clothes Show in Birmingham back in December so I have been using them for a while and have washed them loads aswell.

Spectrum Collections are a Vegan and Crulety free brand who specialise in make up brushes such as these! Obviously the first thing you notice is the colour. They are amazing! Such a cute pink handle with bright blue/purple bristles. They stand out against all of my other make up brushes and they are so unique.

First up is the Flat Top Buffer Brush which is a great brush for any base. The buffer brush allows you to apply a product and work it into the skin, you can buff it creating a really good even finish. I like to use this brush for contouring aswell. The bristles are really soft and gentle and don't irritate my skin. At only £8.99* this brush is a bargain.

Next is the oval concealer brush which I actually use for eyeshadow. The bristles allow flawless application of concealer and the rounded shape of the brush makes it really easy to apply and blend concealer. I actually use a the Spectrum concealer buffing brush and this Real Techniques brush for my concealer. I find the oval concealer brush works well at applying eyeshadow into the crease of my eyelid and then I use a buffing brush to blend in the product. The Oval concealer brush is also really good with cream eyeshadows or with my Nars Dual Intensity eyeshadow when I add water for a more stronger colour payoff.

I love the buffing concealer brush. It's create for blending in concealer under the eye. It blurs the product creating a flawless look. Its really easy to use and the soft bristles are really sensitive around the eye area. I think £4.99 is such an amazing price for such a good brush.

Finally the Large Fluffy Shader is one of my favourite brushes, I use it everyday ! I use it to blend in my eyeshadow. It makes applying your eyeshadow base really easy but I prefer to use it to blend. I tend to use it clean and use it to work into my base colour and then using the Oval concealer brush I apply my darker shade into the crease and then use the fluffy shader to blend the colours together.

*I bought the 3 eye brushes at the Clothes Show. I was Gifted the Buffer brush by the Spectrum Collections team at the Clothes Show. The above review is truthful and my own words and opinions. I have not been paid for this post


I've been using Urban Decay's potion primer for over a year now, I love it and I use it every single day. It wasn't until I attended a blog event at the Urban Decay counter in Selfridges that I found out about it came in different shades.

Urban Decay's Potion Primer is a eye shadow primer, you apply it to your eye's before you apply your eyeshadow. The Potion Primer creates a smooth base to apply your eyeshadow and makes your eyeshadow last longer.

Potion Primer in Sin is a really nice shimmery golden pinky shade. Its such a lovely base for your eyeshadow and you can even wear it on it's own for a quick eye look.

The potion primer lasts all day and stops your eye make up from creasing and smudging. It makes your eyeshadow look better and enhances the colour of your eyeshadow.

I usually use the Potion Primer in the Original shade however from now on I will be buying it in Sin, it's such an amazing colour and gives such good colour payoff, it works with so many eye looks and is such a great product for any make up bag.

Potion Primer in Sin retails at £16.00 and is available from the Urban Decay Counter


Trousers : George at Asda*
Jacket: F&F at Tesco
Vest : Primark 
Bag: New Look
Sandals: Primark
Necklace: Charmed Ivy

I've been after a pair of trousers for awhile so it was kinda spooky when these came in the post last week. They are just what i've been looking for,  I wanted a nice smart/ casual pair of trousers that are comfy and easy to wear. 
They are a nice stretchy material and they are quite thick. They have a nice textured feel to them and the pattern is really nice and modern.
They are part of the Limoncello range from George and they look fab with a bright yellow cami or top. I decided to pop on a black vest and my favourite bright pink jacket today. 
I think it works really well and would be perfect for a day out shopping or at the office or if you were going out for dinner, such a great day to night outfit. 

You can buy the trousers here for just £14 and check out the rest of the Limoncello range here  

*this post features a pr sample. I have not been paid any compensation for this post and all the opinions above have been honest. 


Above: All New Look 

Right now New Look have a gorgeous selection of prom dresses to choose from. I really struggled to find a prom dress and ended up trying loads on. I wanted my dress to be perfect, I had an idea of what I wanted but I just couldn't find it. 
New Look have a huge range and they have many different styles, shapes and colours to choose from. I thought i'd pick out a few styles and some accessories to match. First I picked the long turquoise strapless style. This is a gorgeous prom style and is such a lovely spring/summer shade. The embellishment is really nice on the trim and the waist is really flattering. 
Next I picked a shorter style, this is more of a skater dress. The lace detailing makes the dress elegant and smart. This would be so easy to get accessories for, I'd pick a colour to brighten the outfit, I love the red/ orange sandals I picked out. They would brighten the dress up. 
Next I picked this long black dress, again a more elegant style. Lots of people like to wear maxi dresses because they are comfy, This one has a split in the leg to make it more luxe. Again you could add colour to this outfit or maybe try silver accessories to dress it up. 
Finally another shorter more casual style. You could dress this up with accessories or if your after a more subtle prom dress this would be perfect and you could wear it again. I love the Jacquard style I think it's really flattering. 

Accessories are so important for a prom, a clutch bag is the perfect prom bag, big enough for your lipstick and your phone so you can take loads of selfies. Jewerllery is another great way to dress up your outfit, I went for simple silver jewellery as I had alot of embellishments on my dress. 

My prom was amazing and i'd say to anyone who isn't sure about going that its such an amazing experience. We went all out for our prom, I had a big circle of friends so we hired a limo and all got really big prom dresses. We met up at school and took loads of photos together. It was so lovely, when we got to the venue we had more photos outside and then went inside. Everyone was dancing and it was just so much fun. You all go your separate ways after prom and it's such a great night to say goodbye to friends and to have a good time. Exams are over you can just party! We had such a great night dancing to old cheesy songs but it was brilliant and I wouldn't change a thing. 

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So incase I haven't mentioned it enough haha i'm going to Florida in a few days! I've started packing because i've got work pretty much every day until we go. I've picked out my outfits, i've tried not to pack too much because I want to buy a few things whilst i'm in the US.
I thought i'd show you a few of my holiday essentials. Most of the clothing/ accessories are from Primark as I didn't wanna spend loads on new things.

First up my Bikinis, normally i don't care about my bikinis I tend to pick up cheap ones in primark but since finding out I was wearing the wrong bra size I decided to get a couple of decent bikini's that actually fit and support me. Were going to be visiting the waterparks in florida so that support is going to be really important. First up I picked this blue plunge style from Cleo by Panache, its gorgeous!  I love the colour and it looks great on! I also picked out the watermelon bikini by Freya. I think this is such a cute holiday pattern!

I love these sliders from Primark, they look so comfy. I like the shimmery gold/ silver effect and they were only £4! I also picked up the black sandals from primark. They are just a nice classy pair of sandals that I'll be able to wear with any outfit, making them a really good pair of shoes to bring along.

I picked up a few pairs of shorts from Primark, including this blue and white patterned pair. I normally wear alot of skirts and dresses on holiday but because were going to the theme parks I think i'm gonna need shorts so i'm comfy on the rides and not flashing anyone.

I love stripes and when I was taking photos for this post I noticed theres so many stripes in my case. I love this stripe toiletries bag from Primark it was such a great buy! I have a few stripey tops that I will be able to wear on the days and the nights and of course a pair of £1 flip flops from primark

I've got the 50+ suncream packed so heres a couple of products i'm taking along. I'm going to bring along my Lee Stafford Beach Blondes* shampoo and conditioner to stop those brassy tones coming though whilst i'm away. I find the sun tends to lighten my hair and turn it slightly yellow. I've packed my Urban Decay B6 Prep Spray, to reduce redness and to reduce pores and oil. I picked up this Dr Organic Aloe Gel from Holland and Barrett aswell, I usually just pick up a cheap After Sun but I really want to keep my skin hydrated and this Aloe Gel should cool the skin down after a long day in the sun.


I'm loving this brush so much right now. I've been using this brush for a few weeks now, it's a really good size and easy to hold. The brush is infused with Moroccan Argan oil to protect the hair during blow drying. The shorter bristles are designed to pick up more hair to make it easier to style. 

The brush is so easy to use and creates a really big hair, it leaves your hair feeling soft and full of volume. 

I also use this brush to separate my hair whilst i'm straightening it because as I said its so easy to hold and control.  

I really like this brush and its the first round brush that i've found creates big volume and thats really easy to use. I would definatly recommend if you were after a round brush which would create big voluminous hair when you blow dry. 

* This is a pr sample, I have reviewed it honestly and I have not been paid any compensation in return for this blog post.


I'm such a huge fan of Charmed Ivy and their jewellery! I really wanted a few new necklaces so I placed a cheeky order. I went for the Bohemian coin necklace which is so gorgeous, it's really easy to wear. It dresses up a plain tshirt and is a lovely size. I also picked out the moonlit galaxy necklace which is really lovely, the chain is a nice length and the blue galaxy print charm and the silver moon charm work really well together, and for £3.50 is a bargain. The gold dipped amethyst necklace is so nice, again the chain is a lovely length and quality. The amethyst stone is such a great colour and again really good quality. The healing crystal pendant is a shorter chain but again a lovely quality, It's a lovely dainty piece and has a festival/ boho likeness to it. I also bought the chevron midi ring which is so pretty, its such a lovely ring and again for only £3 its such a bargain.

Have you shopped with Charmed Ivy before, what are you favourite products ?



I'm sure you've all heard about the latest brushes from Real Techniques, the Bold Metals Collection.
I've been using them for a little while now and thought i'd share my thoughts with you. 

I have the Real Techniques Tapered Blush which is the gold one in the photos. I've been using this brush for my base. You could use this brush for so many different things. 

The brush would work really well with powder or cream blushers. I've actually been using the brush to pat in my concealer. I find the brush works really well at buffing and blending my concealer into the rest of my base. 

I think the brush would be a great tool for someone who struggles with contouring as you get alot of control with the brush and you'd be able to buff in your product easily to get the desired look.

The bristles are synthetic and feel so soft, they are really nice and don't irritate my skin, sometimes bristles are too harsh on my skin and irritate me. The brush is easy to hold and easy to use. 

The only thing I don't like about the brush is the price, it retails at £24* I wouldn't personally pay this much for a brush. I use a range of Real Technique brushes and EcoTools and wouldn't pay £24 for one brush. 

The other brush i've been using is this Pointed Crease brush for the eyes, i've been using this brush to apply eyeshadow to the crease of my eyelid and to blend in eyeshadow for a smokey eye effect. 
Again it's so easy to use and makes creating a smokey eye so easy, it's £12* for the brush. 

I know this collection is more of a luxurious collection which is why the brushes are more expensive than their previous collections however I don't think there's much difference, i'd rather pay £22 for the eye starter set than just one brush alone. Both brushes are really good quality and are so easy to use, if you normally spend alot of money on your brushes i'd say maybe give these ago because they are really good however if your on a budget like myself just stick to the original Real Techniques. 

*I was sent these brushes for my consideration, I have decided to review them on my blog. I have been offered no compensation for this review and anything i've said above are my own opinions and truthful.


So everyone seems to be going crazy over the Kylie Jenner Nude Lip, Sales of Mac's Velvet Teddy have gone through the roof! I'm really not a huge fan of matte lips so I went in search of some nude lip products to have a play with. I wanted to find some affordable products so I headed to boots. 

I picked up the Loreal Paris Infaillable Lip Liner in 708 Always Toasted, Loreal Paris 630 Beige A Nu Color Riche lipstick and Rimmel London 077 Asia lipstick. As you can see from my swatched below these are nice nudes shades with a slight pink colour to them. 

The Rimmel London formula is really nice and has a slight matte finish, as I said I don't really like matte formulas because I find them drying on my lips. The rimmel one is really nice your lips feel hydrated and moisturised but the finish isn't glossy, its just got a slight hydrated finish rather than completly matte and dry. The colour is a nude with a slight pink/brown colour to it which is really nice and it works well with the lip liner that I picked up.

The Loreal Paris Color Riche is a really similar shade, it has abit more peach undertone to it. Again it leaves the appearance of a matte lip product but is actually quite moisturising on the lips and isn't drying. It's less matte than the Rimmel forumla but its such a lovely lipstick 

The Loreal Paris lip liner is really easy to use, I think next time i'd rather buy a pencil rather than a twist up mechanical style pencil. I snapped it a couple of times so ended up wasting loads of product and I'd like to be able to sharpen the pencil for a more defined and precise line. It's easy to use and long lasting, the colour is really versatile and you'd be able to use it with loads of lipsticks. 


When I heard about this workshop I really wanted to go along, I couldn't go to the last Urban Decay workshop because of work commitments so when I found out this was on my day off I jumped at the chance. Kirsty is the lovely lady who works at the Urban Decay counter in Selfridges and the lady behind these workshops. She wanted this to be a more intimate group so there was about 7-8 of us.

This workshop was all about making your make up last longer so she was showing us a range of primers and fixing sprays.

First of all she showed us the Potion Primers, I have used these before, I use it everyday.  I have the original one which is a natural shade and dries clear on the eye lids. You put this on your lids to prep the skin for you eyeshadow. The Potion Primer makes your eyeshadow last longer and stops your make up from creasing but it also increases the pigment in your eyeshadow which creates a stronger colour payoff. She showed us the whole Potion Primer range including the Anti Aging formula, and the other shades available, Sin and Eden. I actually purchases Sin at the event, it's a gorgeous shimmery pink/gold shade. You could actually wear it on its own but it makes your eyeshadow look amazing!

Next up Kirsty went through the face primers with us, I didn't even know these existed but they sound amazing. There are two different face primers, there's the Complexion Primer Brightening and Tightening and then Pore Perfecting. The Brightening and tightening can be used on all skin types and is a really nice formula. It tightens the skin giving you a smooth base for your foundation.
The pore perfecting formula is more suitable for my skin as I have oilier skin and would need to combat the oil, it also minimizes pores and fine lines. Again the formula is really nice and soft.

We also talked about the Urban Decay Prep Sprays and fixing sprays. These are another product I hadn't heard of before. First up we talked about B6 which is a Vitamin infused complexion prep spray. It's designed to absorb oil and minimize pores. Its a really light spray that feels good on your skin. Its full of vitamins and antioxidants. It also reduces redness which is amazing for me as I normally have allergic reactions (i'm allergic to my cats) so this calms my skin down and stops the irritation. You can use it to refresh your make up.

The All Nighter fixing spray is another product we talked about, apparently this was sold out for quite a while but its back! It does what it says on the bottle really. You spray it onto your face and it stops your make up from sliding off. It lasts for 16 hours which is amazing! It creates smoother looking skin and keeps your make up fresh from day to night. There's also another fixing spray available,  De Slick Setting Spray which again is a version for oily skin. It controls oil and deflects surface shine to keep the skin looking matte. This version would be more suitable for someone like myself who would need to control the oil on your face. De Slick still has a 10 hour lasting time which is amazing, It would keep your skin looking fresh all day. The sprays all come in a handy travel size as well so you can keep it in your bag so you can touch up as and when you need.

All the products i've mentioned are available at the Urban Decay counter in Selfridges and on the Urban Decay website.