Sunday, 25 January 2015

YouTube | Matte Makeup Get Ready with Me

Hi guys hope your all having a great weekend, ours has been lovely so far but it's gone way too quick as usual! I managed to film a quick Get Ready with Me today so thought I'd share it with you on here in case your not subscribed to my YouTube channel. All products used listed below, enjoy! 

Products Used
All Brushes used for this video come from the #New8Brushes by Zoeva 
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation- Medium Ivory 
Zoeva Smoky Palette
L'oreal Super Fine Liner
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Anastasia Beverly HIlls Brow Wiz
Bourjois Liner
Benefit Hoola 
BD Trade Secrets High Definition Finishing Powder 
Elf blush Gotta glow
Benefit Rockateur 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lips- Sad Girl  

Have a lovely evening! 
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Saturday, 24 January 2015

What I'm Wearing // The Nutcracker

Well, well, well what do we have here, a beauty post finally! I tell you what, I have just been so wrapped up with the kitchen and things lately I haven't really had time for beauty so I made myself sit down the other day and actually put on some makeup for a change. I mean I have been wearing makeup but it's the same old routine and I never seem to add any colour or any lashes so today it's all about the eyes and of course I had to treat you all to a peek of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid lips!

Lets start with the base, I have a post coming soon on a few skin care products I have been using this winter so I won't go into that but after the usual skincare ritual I applied a new favourite foundation of mine and that is the Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation in Medium Ivory, I also have a post coming soon on this because It's been amazing and my go to foundation the last few weeks so I can't wait to tell you all about it. This foundation has a really nice amount of cover so I didn't need to add any concealer at all, in fact I just popped on my Liz Earl Radiant Glow bronzer this is another little beauty that I have fallen in love with. I have been trying to shop my stash lately and this was just sitting in the drawers very sad and lonely so I thought I'd whip it out and it's been working great for just warming up the complexion without going to overboard it's also nice for adding a subtle glow as it has got a slight shimmer to it which I have been enjoying. Last product to finish up the base was my Mary Lou Manizer by The Balm, I had to use this beauty after all it is my favourite highlighter of all time, I make it my mission this year to find another because I use this one to death. 

On to the eyes, I have actually had this palette since before Christmas and I'm so sorry I haven't had the opportunity to share it with you until now. It's The Nutcracker Act II Palette* by Clinique, I have to admit I don't usually wear purples that often but when I do I find they just make my eyes pop and it goes really well. The eye shadows are so pigmented and so soft, literally the easiest shadows to blend out and my favourite shade of them all is the frosted silver it's the perfect inner corner and highlight shade and again super pigmented. I used all four shades to create this look and I also used the pretty pink blush to add some colour to the cheeks, the slight shimmer adds a touch of sparkle to the look without being too overpowering. I believe this is a limited edition set so I'd check it out asap if you like it, there's also another set with slightly lighter purple tones and just as stunning. 

To finish the look I added my L'oreal super fine liner, Too Faced Better than Sex mascara and of course some lashes! I was sent a wonderful package from the lovely ladies at Girls With Attitude and I have to say I'm pretty in love with these lashes the style is called 'Swept Away*'  and they really finish off the look well. Eyes done I had to add a lip colour and I have been dying to share these with you, it's the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid lipstick* in the shade Pure Hollywood it's so comfortable to wear and is just stunning. As you can see it's a matte finish and it lasts ages too! 

I hope you enjoyed this makeup post, if you'd like to see more leave me a comment with the type of looks you'd like to see and I shall get creating! 

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

heidi klein | Swimwear SS15

I'm sure your all on a mission to get your bikini bodies ready for your Summer holidays so I thought I'd share with you some beautiful pieces from heidi klein today, heidi klein is a brand I recently came across and I have to say they have so many gorgeous collections I just know when I next have a holiday abroad I shall be checking this site out. 

Four main things we buy when getting ready for a holiday... a bikini/one piece, beach clothes, accessories and evening outfits... am I right or am I right? I know when I'm getting ready to go abroad the first thing I look up is probably bikinis, I find it hard finding a bikini that fits and works well for me especially these days with my mum tum so these from heidi klein would be perfect when we next go away. I really adore the one piece swimsuit and it's probably what I'd go for as not only does it have tummy control but the ruching design doesn't give that away and just makes everything look super pretty and elegant. 

This bikini though, ah it's just divine! I'm all about a white bikini but this isn't just any white bikini, it has a gorgeous silver patterned detail to the bust area and the bottoms have a fabulous design too which is fantastic. I really love bandeau bikinis, it limits tan lines and also looks great on those with small or larger bust sizes with myself being on the larger bust size I find bandeau's being my top of choice when it comes to choosing a bikini top I think they are super comfortable and they are very flattering too. 

Ah the cover up, something I will most definitely make sure I have plenty of when I go abroad I'm always looking for the perfect resort wear outfits. I really love wearing dresses as cover ups because they are so versatile, you can dress them up with jewels and accessories or just play them down with your bikini underneath and a cute hat. I adore this striped dress, the nautical design is something I adore and really makes me get into the mood for Summer. I adore navy, white and gold together so this with some gold sandals and gold bangles would look divine!

What do you look for when your purchasing your holiday items, was I right is the first thing you search online for a bikini? 

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Pinterest Crazy | Storage Solutions

Although we are making our kitchen and dining room bigger we are still quite limited in our house when it comes to storage, we do have three bedrooms but of course two of those are taken up by Mark & myself and then Vinny. Bedroom three is currently an office/YouTube/beauty room so as you can imagine it's pretty jam packed with stuff! I have been scrolling though Pinterest for some clever storage inspiration and thought I'd share with you my latest pins, I'm really enjoying sharing with you my Pinterest posts so please let me know if you enjoy them too. 

I always love the idea of a super organised wardrobe, from little cubby holes to drawers and plenty of hanging space I'm all about being organised although if you were to look in my wardrobe right now you may think otherwise! I currently have some rails and shelving in my wardrobe but there's definitely room for improvement, I kind of wish I got bespoke built in wardrobes but we just ended up buying a normal wardrobe in the end mainly because I thought it would be a lot of hassle making sure I had everything I wanted without taking up too much of Marks space but I guess it's never too late to incorporate extra snazzy bits. Oh how I wish that one day my wardrobe could be Pinterest worthy.. best start working on it pronto! 

Hideaway Spaces 
How cute is this little hideaway space! I do actually have a few cupboard type spaces in my house which I could probably do something like this, for instance in the third bedroom the previous owners had a small built in cupboard which I currently have full of stuff so I could totally empty it to create a little office corner that way I could just close everything away when I'm done and actually feel like work is finished when it comes to the end of the night. Don't you find that when your laptop is just there staring at you, you feel like you need to pick it up quickly to just 'check those emails' or 'edit some photos quickly'... that never ends up like a quick job and you end up there for hours! 

Keep things organised 
A smaller project I need to work on is my makeup collection, I have so much makeup and it's currently very un organised. I think what I'm going to do is switch everything up for Spring/Summer, it will be a great opportunity to sort through everything and put everything in a proper place. I have the Malm dresser which most beauty blogger has and I do actually have great little inserts that work well to keep things neat but as mentioned I do need to sort though that all still, some other great things to use if you need to organise drawers are empty shoe boxes or beauty subscription boxes, empty egg boxes are great for keeping jewellery organised and pretty jars look great too! If you don't have a dresser to pop everything in and lack space then hanging a shoe rack up behind the door would work great too and keep things organised in each compartment! 

I hope you enjoyed this post, hop on over to my Pinterest board for more pins!

Let me know your favourite storage solutions, I'd love some more ideas.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Second Lounge

I'm getting rather excited about having a second lounge/diner so today I thought I'd share with you a few thing's I'd like to get as soon as it's all done. Let's talk theme, as you can probably tell I'm going very neutral as I want thing's to look clean and fresh and to of course go with the kitchen. As this is going to be a our dining room/second lounge I won't have a huge space to go crazy as we will have our table and chairs in there as well as other bits and bobs but I do want to make this a space Mark and I can come when Vinny gets older and has his friends round, I can imagine he will be hogging the main living room so this space is somewhere we can chill and step away from the madness so I want it to be quite tranquil and relaxing. 

I want a grey sofa because I can add some colour with pillows and throws, I think grey is such a great neutral and it's going to look great with all our white pieces of furniture I really love this one from Homebase it's just so clean and fresh. As mentioned we are going for white furniture as our kitchen is a white gloss so I want everything in the dining room/lounge to match and flow well, I'm obsessed with this sideboard from Wayfair it's just what I have been looking for and it's would look great with a nice flat screen TV above it! 

A few other bits I have my eyes on is this fabulous white lamp, clean lines and super modern. I have to admit when we were thinking about the kitchen design I did find it quite hard to pin point a particular style I liked, I really love shabby chic but I really love modern too so we have gone more with the modern and I think this lamp would fit in quite well, I also adore this clock from The White Company. Mark and I actually spotted this in one of their stores last year before we knew the kitchen was being done and we always said once we have it done we'd get it, luckily it's still available so I think we may have to get it pretty sharpish if we really want it.. which we do! 

Have you redecorated lately? Did you find it hard to stick to a particular style or have you mixed all the styles you love to create the perfect space? 

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