31 October 2015

GIVEAWAY // Win Tickets to The Clothes Show Live 2015

As the year begins to come to an end, we can officially get excited for The Clothes Show Live, an amazing fashion, hair and beauty event that is returning to The NEC, Birmingham from 4th-8th December 2015. I have attended the show previously and its such a fab event, there are fashion brands, beauty brands, catwalks, makeovers, demonstrations and even the opportunity to meet a few celebrities such as Jamie Laing, Rick Edwards and Alice Levine. I highly recommend taking a trip to the event if you're interested in fashion and/or beauty in any way. An insight into some of the beauty brands attending this year are NYX Cosmetics, Barry M, Models Own, Rimmel and more. 
I have partnered up with The Clothes Show to give away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. The winning pair of tickets will be valid on Friday 4th December 2015 meaning you and your plus one would be attending on this date of the years most prestigious fashion event. Every ticket to the show includes a seat in the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fashion Theatre, showcasing a high-energy spectacle of fashion, music and dance. 



To enter the giveaway and to be in with a chance of winning the pair of tickets, you'll need to follow these simple rules:

1. The giveaway is open across the UK only
2. You must have parental/guardian permission to enter if you're under the age of 18
3. Leave your email address so you can be contacted if you are the lucky winner
4. Complete the mandatory entries above, you can also complete optional entries for more chances 
5. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected

The giveaway will run for two weeks from 31st October 2015 to 20th November 2015 with the winner being announced within 5 days of the end date. The tickets will be sent to the winner via The Clothes Show.

For more information on the event please head to www.clothesshow.com

Good luck!

*The winning tickets have been provided by The Clothes Show Live however all opinions are my own.


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25 October 2015

Contouring Tools

Contouring is a relatively new thing for me and it's only recently that I've actually mastered how to do it properly, I'm definitely not a pro yet but hopefully one day I will master the art of contouring completely! I have found that in my experience and through trial and error, there are two very important factors when contouring:

1. having the right tool 
2. having the right product


I have tried and tested a few different brushes for contouring and I have found five that I think are fantastic and I would highly recommend to anyone whether that be a beginner to contouring or a pro.  


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19 October 2015

Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipsticks // Review & Swatches

Let me introduce you to probably the cheapest line of high quality lipsticks available on the market right now, the Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipsticks, at just £1 per shade I don't think you can really beat that when it comes to value for money. I have tried an array of products by the brand now and its safe to say they are definitely one of my favourites, one that I always stop by at when in my local Superdrug and I'm always checking their Twitter feed for new releases! 

Amazing Lipsticks are packaged in a sleek black casing which is very similar in style to the lipsticks by MUA in that they have a swatch of the lipstick shade on the bottom, meaning you can quickly identify the shade you're looking for - genius! You can even unscrew the top cap to reveal more product with could be used with a lip brush if you desire. What I particularly liked about these is that they come sealed in plastic, so you know that the one you take home is brand new and hasn't been swatched by someone in the store (my biggest pet peeve). I think the only downfall I have to mention on the packaging is that the lids can become quite loose after time, so just be wary and careful of that when taking these out in your bag etc. 

Over the months I have managed to obtain quite a collection of the Amazing Lipsticks, I think I have nearly every shade now! I have 10 in total ranging from light to dark and today I am going to share each shade with you. 











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12 October 2015

Things We Should Do More Often

Life can be a busy, stressful and a challenge at times and that's why it's so important to ensure you are living a life you love and that you always do the things you want to do. We have to make the most of life, be happy and truly fulfil our potential, so I'm here with just a few of the things I feel we should all do more often and ensure we make time to do. 










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10 October 2015

A New Favourite Nude: Rimmel Kate Moss #45

A nude lip is an absolute staple in the beauty world and with a thousand different shades, brands and textures on the market now, it can be really tricky to find one that you really love. 

You may or may not already know that I am already a fan of the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick line, I have to admit that they are some of my favourite lipsticks I have ever owned. The texture, pigmentation, lasting power and amazing scent of these lipsticks is what wins me over every time and when I discovered the new nude range a few weeks ago, I did jump for joy slightly! I think I can officially class the Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Lipstick in #45 as my favourite nude to date, I can't bring myself to use any other nude since I discovered this particular shade. 










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04 October 2015

Budget Buy: W7 Lip Twisters

The brand W7 has been around for a pretty long time but I've only started to fully experience the brand ever since an outlet store landed in one of my local towns. So far the items I have tried from the brand have been really impressive, it's always so satisfying when you find a really great budget beauty brand.

One of the first things I picked up from the brand and one of my new favourite things are the W7 Lip Twisters, a retractable lip pencil which comes in at just £2.50 per shade. I particularly like the fact that the lip pencils are a retractable format, I for some reason really hate having to sharpen lip pencils, I always make such a mess! 

One thing I find slightly annoying about these is that they don't have shades or numbers, but fortunately each shade is completely different so its pretty easy to distinguish between each one. There are four shades available and of course I decided to pick up one of each! The four shades include a nude, light pink, red and a berry shade. Each one is really pretty and works nicely with a range of different lipsticks from all different brands, and different textures too. 
















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