Worth the Hype- Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick

So far I have loved the Huda Beauty lip products so I couldn’t wait to try out her latest offering. Huda Beauty released 8 new matte shades in lipstick form. Is it just me that hasn’t bought a traditional lipstick in ages?! I tend to veer towards liquid lipsticks. I purchased the shade Graduation Day…

Five transition trends

The weather is finally getting a bit warmer and is it just me that starts planning her spring/summer wardrobe when there’s even just a glimpse of sunshine?! I thought I’d run through the trends I am stocking up on. Denim Denim is here to stay! This spring/ summer is all about those denim jumpsuits, playsuits…

Brand Focus- Huda Beauty

I think the reason I love Huda Beauty so much is because she was a beauty blogger who moulded her passion into a successful brand. I admire her. I have collected little bits and pieces from her brand to see if it really does perform or whether their cashing in on her popularity. I’m going…

Worth the Hype? Pixi Retinol Tonic

Retinol is raved about. A supposed. must have in your skin care routine. Retinoids are proven to promote skin cell renewal, unclog pores and even your complexion. Ultimately they are thought to boast anti ageing properties. That being said I had to try the raved about Pixi Retinol Tonic. I’ve been using this tonic for…

Worth the Hype? Marc Jacobs Gel Eye Crayon

I’ve heard a lot about the infamous Marc Jacobs Gel Eye Crayon. I was a little doubtful about whether a £20 eyeliner is really worth my money. But while I was in Harvey Nichols the other day, I just couldn’t resist giving it a try. I’m fairly new to the world of Marc Jacobs but…

Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High Nude Lip Trio

This is my first Marc Jacobs purchase and I am officially in love. This is marketed as a nude lip trio. I purchased this from a Marc Jacobs concession in Harvey Nichols for £20. The trio consists of mini versions of their infamous long wear lip liner and their sugar gloss as well as a…

Nars Tinted Moisturiser Versus Bobbi Brown BB Cream

I’m constantly on the search for an alternative to foundation. Not that I don’t like foundation, but I find wearing a heavy or medium coverage foundation every day is detrimental to my skin health. What I want is an alternative that is light weight, moisturising and provides a enough coverage to look put together. I have…

Worth the Hype? Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil

I’m not normally a fan of multi functional makeup products. There. I said it. I feel like trying to be good at everything means you don’t do any one function particularly well. However the Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils seem to buck the trend. The Charlotte Tilburgy Color Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil range includes 8…

Worth the Hype? Benefit Hoola Bronzer

I cannot believe I have waited so long to own the Benefit Hoola bronzer. I’m not entirely sure why I’ve never owned it. Perhaps because it doesn’t really appeal to me as a staple bronzer. But I finally caved and recently purchased a travel sized version which has joined me on my trip to Morocco….

Worth the hype? Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade

I use this item so much, that I almost don’t even classify it as makeup. It’s an essential. For that reason I thought it fully deserves a mini review 🙂 When I first purchased this I was torn between a traditional brow pencil or a pomade. I had never used a pomade before and to…

Worth the hype- Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick

Kylie is literally goals at the moment. So it was no surprise that her makeup brand has taken the world by storm, and has made her the youngest self made billionaire. I am ashamed to say, I have only recently tried out her very publicised liquid lipsticks. I’m a browns lippie kinda gal. For this…

Worth the hype? Drunk Elephant Jelly Cleanser

I buy a lot of makeup and skin care based on reviews and what’s big in the beauty world at the time. So I thought I would start a Worth The Hype series. A sort of mini review to give you my views on some of these notorious buys. Drunk Elephant is a brand I…

Valentines Reds

Keeping with the Valentines theme, and because it’s literally everywhere at the moment, I thought I would give you my thoughts on some of my fave red lippies out there. Budget friendly- L’Oréal Riche Exclusive Reds Collection (£6.99) Is it just me that thinks these lipsticks have the most awful smell? If you can get…

Easy Valentines Glam ❤️

February is the month of hearts and flowers. But whether it’s Valentines or Galentines, it’s definitely an opportunity to get your glam on. This look was a take on the Kaz Crossley Insta tutorial. Super easy 🙂 Step 1- Prep that Base For my the base I went dewy with the Nyx Cosmetics primer Dew…

Is Oh Polly Worth Your Pennies?

I feel like people have a love/ hate relationship with Oh Polly. I personally like them on the whole. I feel like some of their clothes are a bit daring for my taste, but some of there more covered up items are amazing. I also like that they run small due to the fact that…

THAT Perfect Contour

Contouring wasn’t always a look I was into. But its honestly like an addiction. Once you achieve those chiseled cheek bones once, you want to try again. Step 1- Choose your contour products. You need something cool toned. To be perfectly honest I don’t even use a product that is intended for use as a…

The Hunt for the Perfect Mascara

Is it just me or is finding a mascara that works for you one of the biggest challenges in life? I’ve been through more mascaras than I care to admit to. I don’t know if falsies have given me unrealistic expectations but I still havnt found ” the one”. To make your search a little…

Unpopular makeup opinions tag

So lately I’ve been drawing a lot of inspo from my fellow beauty bloggers. I saw this tag out there on Shelrosebeauty and thought I’d give it a try 🙂 1: Popular makeup product you don’t like There’s a few on this list. Products I wanted to love but just didn’t include : Nyx Soft…

Five Face Masks that Actually Work

Every brand under the sun has jumped on the face mask wagon. As much as I love face masks, and will them to work, there have definitely been more than a few that have come up short. Saying that, there are some gems out there that literally make you look and feel like you’ve just…

The Brands I want to try in 2019

I love dipping in and out of different makeup brands. I don’t consider myself loyal to one particular brand and I think half the fun of makeup is experimenting. 1- Kylie Cosmetics Ok, so I know I said I don’t like celeb endorsements but hear me out. I’ve recently purchased two of her liquid lipsticks…

Latest Makeup Releases Anti Haul

Inspired by Aways Cleia, I thought I would delve into the current beauty releases that I won’t be purchasing. MORPHE- The James Charles Artistry Palette (£39) This palette is literally everywhere. I think you’d be hard pushed to even find one of these available for purchase at the moment. Every blogger and insta influencer is using it…

5 Facts About Me

I have reached the milestone of a 100 followers and in celebration I thought I would do a slightly different blog post and share 5 facts about myself. 1- I have a twin sister. Scientifically we’re not identical twins but we look very similar facially. We’re extremely close and I’m lucky to have an in…

Is the Foreo Luna Mini2 a Skin Care Game Changer?

This isn’t the first time I’ve bought a facial cleansing brush. I previously purchased the Clarisonic Mia 2. After literally two weeks this was donated to my twin sister. All it did was break me out. I don’t know if the bristles were too hard for my slightly sensitive skin or that I was just…

5 Steps to that Flawless Base

The key to any flawless makeup look is a good base. Prep, prep and more prep basically. This obviously involves a good skin care routine, however this post will focus on the makeup side for now 🙂 Step1 – Color Correct I’ve seen a whole host of funky colors on YouTube but the only one…

Festive faves

So it’s that time of year again. New year, new me. I’m guessing there are a lot of these posts floating around. Although I love that each year gives us the opportunity to re evaluate, reflect and grow I thought I’d veer in a completely different direction and talk about my favourite buys/presents over the…

5 Quick Eyeshadow Hacks

I am by no means the queen of eyeshadow, but I have improved a lot in the last few years. I prefer to create more wearable looks. As much as I love the dramatic instagram makeup,I just wouldn’t wear it in every day life. These 5 little tips have changed my eyeshadow game! 1- Get…

Why the Fenty Foundation didn’t work for me

Don’t get me wrong,I think RiRi has done a great job launching Fenty Beauty. I’m not normally a fan of celebrity makeup as they generally just jump on the bandwagon and have nothing new to bring to the game. RiRi however has been very clever in making her brand exclusive ( only sold at Harvey…

Sky and Sand Australian Pink Clay

First of let me say, never have I applied a face mask and felt immediately impressed. I got this on a recommendation from my best friend. I was looking for a mask that freshened my skin and fingers crossed reversed the effects of shift work. Sky and Sand Australian Pink Clay is not cheap. £39.50…

Huda New Nude eyeshadow palette

Can I call an eyeshadow palette a dream? Well I just did. Let me start from the beginning. I have never bought a Huda Beauty eye shadow palette because I thought it was all just hype to be honest. I am eating my words. I was lucky enough to receive this as an anniversary present…

Highlighter Heaven

In my life time I have collected what I can only deem an unnecessary amount of highlighters. There is something about their sparkle which attracts me like a moth to flame. This has hit my bank balance hard, but on the plus side I think I’m well placed to share my favourites 🙂 Victoria Beckham…

Any excuse for a makeup haul :)

I have been slightly absent on the blog front, but work and my brothers recent wedding took over slightly in the month of November. Also I seem to have developed contact dermatitis which has limited me posting any make up looks ( a reaction to a makeup product around my eyes). Alas, Black Friday and…

My 2018 essentials

We’re not quite at the end of the year yet but I think I’m firmly in the position to give you my must have items of the year. I’ve tried to include something in every category 🙂 Foundation- Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation ( £32) My standout foundation of the year has to be the Bobbi…

Color correctors- hit or miss?

If your anything like me, a color corrector is pretty much a staple item. My nemeses are my under eye bags ( shift life catching up with me) and dark pigmentation from when I pick at my skin. I have yellow undertones and realise fully that the color correctors that work for me may not…

My Christmas Wish List

Is it too early for beauty Christmas lists?! Probably, but I unashamedly love all the beauty goodies out at this time of year. Top on my list this year are the : Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked ( £69) This is definetly at the top of most people’s budgets. But anyone who owns hourglass powders…

The Season to Sparkle

Christmas is approaching and in the world of beauty we all know what that means. Glitter, glitter and more glitter. Although, I’ve never fancied myself as a sparkle kinda gal, I feel like even I can get on board this time of year. So just for you, I have been trying out a few of…

Small girl problems

I am very petite. 5ft and slim. I don’t hate my body type by any means but I have struggled over the years to find clothes that fit. Particularly in the last year, this has left me feeling demoralised and at times unconfident with my body. Wishing I was bigger just so I could fit…

Halloween Makeup inspo

This is my first dip into Halloween makeup. I thought I would keep it relatively simple with a black cat 🙂 Let me know what other looks you’d like to see and I’l give it a go 🙂     Base– Becca under eye corrector in medium to deep. L’Oréal luminising primer Foundation- Tarte Amazonian…

Foundations I love 💗

Foundation is pretty much an essential for any makeup lover. You need a base to build on and I strongly believe this can make or break your makeup look. Over the years I’ve invested in both the high-end and the drug store. Chanel Velvet Lumiere This is my holy grail. Whatever happens I always have…

Three Fall Fashion Trends

This is slightly different from my usual makeup chat. I personally am a summer baby and adapting to the cold pains me slightly. But if I have to layer up, I at least want to look cute. For all those summer lovers, below are some great transition trends and pieces that I have my eye…

5 fool proof tips for applying falsies

I love false eyelashes. They can literally make a look. But I havn’t always been so good at applying them. I’m still by no means the best out there, but I’m gradually improving so thought I would share a few tricks. 1- Invest in your lashes You want to use a good quality pair of…

The makeup tag wish list

Every make up lover has a wish list their constantly adding to. Well I hope so anyway, or my problem is worse than I thought. I have missed out a few of the original questions because there is no Sephora in the UK. What is the very next makeup item you’re planning on buying? I’m…

Huda Beauty Birthday Buys

2018 was the year of the big 30! Nothing like birthday celebration to treat yourself to the latest in the world of beauty. Huda is making waves right now and for good reason. I purchased the Easy Bake Loose Powder in the shade Banana Bread and the Demi Matte Cream Lipstick in the shade SheEO. Firstly,…

I’m back :)

I haven’t posted anything for a good few months. I feel like I just lost motivation and needed to fall back in love with all things beauty. It sounds really cliché, but I don’t want to be one of those people who just pushes things because that’s the hype right now or thats whats ‘in’….

The makeup brushes I can’t live without

I have no shame in admitting I was late to the game in realising the brushes you use make a real difference to your make up game. I thought I would share the brushes I can’t live without. Warning in advance-this post is very Zoeva heavy but they really do make amazing affordable brushes.  …

5 steps to that glowy makeup look

A glowy makeup look is definitely my go to. Here are my 5 steps to achieving that perfect dewy makeup. 1- Luminising primer Prep your base with a luminous primer. My current go tos are the L’Oréal Infallible primer and Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow 2-Dewy foundation Maximise your base with a dewy look foundation such as…

My 5 most under-rated beauty items

Ever had those beauty items that you use daily, but don’t give a second thought? Todays post is dedicated to mine 🙂 Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge This is a basic item where my beauty regime is concerned. I use it for foundation, concealer, liquid highlight. Literally the list goes on. I find it’s just…

Skincare Saviours

I have to admit I’ve always been fairly lucky where my skin is concerned. I’ve never really had acne or massive breakouts. But recently I’ve noticed a lot more black/white heads and little bumps (can I call them that?!). So last week, while sitting in hospital (long story) I had an epiphany. My skin improved dramatically…

Top 5 Nude Lipsticks

I don’t think there’s any makeup lover in the world who doesn’t love a good lipstick  .Theres so many different colours and finishes that you can’t really go wrong. I go through phases of what shades I’m loving but right now I tend to gravitate towards a brown nude in a matte finish. If you too…

ABH Amrezy Highlight

Nothing grabs my attention like a brand spanking new highlight. Highlighters are my kryptonite. I own more than any sane person would ever need. But it makes me so happy to look at their glowy goodness. That being said I jumped on the limited edition ABH release. I find ABH products a bit hit and…

Drug store Heroes

I’m going to be bold and say it. 2018 is the year of the drug store! I’m definitely a makeup snob and have always preferred the more high-end brands. However there’s no denying that the drug store is really stepping up their game. Things I’ve been loving : L’Oréal Infallible Shaping Stick Admittedly I didn’t…

How The Body Shop Skincare has changed my skin

I have to admit, I’ve never been a massive fan of The Bodyshop. I didn’t dislike them but they were never a first choice. Around December time I started to suffer from very dry skin. I think due to a combination of products that didn’t agree with me and the cold weather. I received the…