Friday, 31 January 2014

New Relases // Tanya Burr by eye Candy

I'm sure you are all going to be aware of the newest make-up line out which of course is coming from the gorgeous Tanya Burr by eye Candy or what it's been known as since the beginning of December #tanyaburrlipsandnails - I'm sure we have all used that hashtag at least once! The line includes 12 lip-glosses and 10 nail polishes. There are colours for everybody from the classic nudes, bold bright or vampy reds there really is a shade for everyone and that perfect shade (or shades plural in my case!) comes with a super cute name. You can tell that Tanya and everyone she has worked with really have thought about the products and they really are personal to her, just have a glance at the names of the items and you will know that Tanya really has names the products after her favourite things!

The Lip-glosses are priced at £6.99 and come in two different finishes which are crème and shimmer. Each lip-gloss has a doe-foot applicator and are designed to have a long lasting shine. The Colours are:
Afternoon Tea
Just Peachy
Champagne Toast
Picnic in the Park
Vampire Kiss
Lets Travel The World
Heart Skipped A Beat
Exotic Island
Smile, Dream, Sparkle
First Date
The Nail Polishes are priced at £5.99, the colours are of course stunning as you would expect just like the adorable name. There is a colour for everyone from baby pinks, bright corals and deep reds. The nail polish bottles are square in shape and have Tanya's logo on the front of the bottle, they also hold 12ml of product which is pretty average for a nail polish. They are also meant to be long-wearing, chip resistant and non-fading which a high shine finish which ticks every box for me! The Colours are:

Mini Marshmallows
Peaches & Cream
Bright and Early
Be Bright, Be Happy
Little Duck
Mischief Managed
Riding Hood
New York Night
Midnight Sparkles
Penguin Chic
You can currently get the lip-glosses and nail polishes at Feel Unique, which also has free international shipping! They are also going to be available in store soon but it hasn't been announced where yet (most likely Boots or Superdrug). I haven't had a chance to order mine yet but I defiantly know what I am wanting to get, and that leaves little left! I feel so proud and happy for Tanya, I have been watching her videos for years and years - and it's so amazing to see how she's grown and how much she's achieved! I can't wait to see what else Tanya has got in store for us and I can't wait to get my hands on everything!
Are you planning on getting any of Tanya's products?

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Maybelline - The Falsies Black Drama Mascara // Review

We are all after long flutters lashes and to be honest we all need a good mascara that gives out lashes volume and length that actually stays on your lashes and doesn't end up down your face! I have tried many mascaras in my time in fact within the last few months I've bought three different Maybelline mascaras just because it need to try them all and they all do such different jobs! I'm sure you have all heard of The Falsies by Maybelline it is spoken of quite highly from  lots of bloggers and I've defiantly joined the Maybelline The Falsies fan club without a doubt! In this photo I only have mascara on no other make-up, not even concealer or foundation just so you can get a good idea of what the mascara actually looks like. I have however curled my eyelashes as I refuse to put mascara on un-curled lashes!
Maybelline says: "False lash glam with a flare, instantly! Patented Spoon Curler Brush fans out lashes from corner-to-corner, while our Pro-Keratin formula instantly builds volume without clumping. Unique flexible wand lifts and separates lashes to provide the look of 300% more visible, lashes." I defiantly agree that it goes corner to corner, it's really easy to get the corner lashes.    

The packaging is similar to most of the Maybelline mascaras with the curved top and bottom, and since this is the black drama version it has the black lace print at the top. As I mentioned above the wand is curved with helps to catch all lashes and give them extra volume, it also makes it easy to do your bottom lashes without making them clump together. It is priced at £7.99 available at Boots, as well as Superdrug.

Overall I absolutely love this mascara, I have a natural love for Maybelline mascaras as I have tried the majority of them and have loved all the ones I have tried. This is however one of my favourites as that they do. I would say its the mascara between the mega plush mascara and the rocket volume mascara (both by Maybelline) as it gives the length the mega plush gives you get it still gives volume similar to the rocket volume. If you have tried all three you will totally understand what I mean. I would defiantly recommend this mascara weather you have tried almost every mascara out there or your new to make-up it's a must to your collection and you have to give it a try!

Have you tried The Falsies?
Saturday, 11 January 2014

My Wishlist #5 // New Year, New Wardobe

I have been wanting to re-vamp my wardrobe for months now, but I've been on a saving spree therefore I haven't been buying much let along new clothes. I am now however in despite need of new clothes. So whist I am scanning my favourite shops - online first though do you do that as well look online and then go in store to get it? I rarely order clothes online as they often look nicer online than in person. Anyway I thought I would share with you the items that I am thinking of getting and you can share your opinion of what I might/ hope to get.

1, River Island - Cream V Neck Cami Top // A theme your going to see in this post is basic items that I can pair with both jeans and skirts and can be dressed down and dressed up. I think this is something that could go with quite a lot and it's only £12!

2, River Island - Light Pink Raglan Sleeve T-Shirt // Again something that is really versatile and could look cute with both jeans and skirts. I also love the colour of it.

3, Warehouse - Jacquard Jewel Neckline Tee // This is something that isn't like me to wear with the jewelled neckline, not because I don't like them just because I have never owned them before. I think this would look really nice tucked into a black skirt and maybe even a pair of black skinny jeans.

4, Topshop - Black Gathered Circle Skirt // I have been after a black skirt that can be you guessed it dressed up and down so that I can get a lot of use out of it. I haven't seen it in person yet but I hope its fits nicely.

5, Topshop - Black Crepe Pencil Skirt // This is purely for when I need to be more dressy and be more formal. This looks like it is exactly what I'm after.

6, Topshop - Black Leigh Skinny Jeans // I have a blue version of these jeans they are so soft and comfy but still look great on. I am despite for a pair of these and will defiantly be picking these up very soon!

7, Warehouse - Spare Box Chain Statement Necklace // Again I have wanted to get some statement necklaces for some months but haven't seen what I really love but this one I really love - hopefully it looks as nice in person!

8, Next - Natural Skinny Strap Watch // I am in despite need for the a watch, I have teeny tiny wrists and your typical watch will fall of my arm! I haven't owned a watch for about 3 years since my last one broke because I can't find any that I like or that fit me. Because the strap is material and skinny it should fit me - we'll just have to wait and see!

9, Warehouse - Zip Front Padlock Shopper // I love the look of my Zara City Shopper bag and totally love the idea of it but I find it really bulky and wide and I get flustered really easy especially when out and about and when a bag had a small handle and didn't consider it. This is very similar but is more open and has a bigger handle! I have only seen it in person in tan but they do have it in black and black is defiantly more practical.   

I hope you enjoyed this, I spend far to much time online browsing and well this is my way of justify those countless hours! I have however got a few years for wanting these new clothes like starting my make-up course and starting my freelance career as well as I haven't had new clothes for many many months!!

 Do you like any of the items I've featured?

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Inspirational Sundays #2

Towards the end of December I started a new little series I like to call "Inspirational Sundays". This is basically a little segment where I like to share with you my favourite quotes that will normally relate to how I feel at that time or quotes/ sayings that I think might inspire/ motivate you. I am assuming if your still reading this that you'll enjoy reading quotes and sayings and so your probably much like me and can spend countless hours searching places like pinterest and we heart it for nice pictures and quotes. Todays quote I think goes quite well with the new year and what a lot of people have at this time of the year - new outlook. Feeling like if you put your mind to something then you can achieve it and really setting goals to try and reach your dream.

"Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams live the life you've imagined" - I think this is so true sometimes you get stick in day to day life and get forget about the big picture and get caught up with the small things. It's normal to get caught up with the small trivial things that at the time seem like the biggest deal - but remember that they not and we just have to brush them off and keep moving.

This time last year I plucked up the courage to leave a job that I was amazing at but hated it and knew it wasn't were I wanted to go! So I quit everybody there hated working there even if they liked the profession and always said that they were going to leave but months and months past and nobody ever did. Since I actually live minutes away from my old workplace (convent at the time know just very annoying!) I walked across on my day of and handed my notice in - I have never felt so happy and confident and walked out with my head held high in fact I looked like the Cheshire Cat with a grin from ear to ear. Basically what I'm trying to say if don't just keeping going with something you don't like, go in the direction that makes you happy and makes your dreams life. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and it was somewhat helpful. I hope we all can turn our dreams into reality even if it's not today but with time and hard work our dreams with come true we just have to - go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you've imagined.

Are you living/ trying to live your dreams?
Saturday, 4 January 2014

My 2013 Favourites // Beauty Edit

I have a rather exciting post today but I do warn you it is defiantly without a chance going to be a long one! I'm going to share with you my favourites items for the entire year of 2013 from skin care, nails & make-up. I was going to share with you my fashion favourites but I didn't think that was going to be very exciting and I think my beauty favourites are going to be long enough but if you would like to see fashion favourites and my other favourites like movies, music and tv - let just let me know and I'll be happy to do them for you! Any way lets get into my beauty favourites ... 
Beauty -

Skin Care
Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser, Bioderma - Sensibio H20 Cleansing Water, First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Cream, Blistex - Intensive Moisturiser.
I have mentioned in a few posts that in the last year my skin has really broken out and I have had acne. In my recent Skin Care Routine - Link Here, I mentioned the products that have helped to treat it and heal it. I have also had really chapped lips so the Blistex Intensive Moisturiser was a god send to my sore chapped lips!

Body Care
Soap & Glory - Clean On Me Creamy Shower Gel,  Soap & Glory - The Righteous Butter, The Body Shop - Cranberry Joy Body Butter.
I haven't got many body care favourites as I neglected using them to be honest! I normally don't have time to but body moisturiser/ butter on after a shower as I typically an running late and don't have time for it but I'm defiantly going to try more this year!

Ted Baker - Butterfly Body Spray, Giorgio Armani - Armani Code.
Ted Baker is my everyday scent as it's light and fresh also it's cheap! And Giorgio Armani is what I normally wear when I'm going out or somewhere nice.

Denmark - Tangle Tamer Hairbrush, TRESemme - Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo, Bed Head - Hard Head Hairspray.
This year I have really learnt a lot when it comes it hair. I used to just have it straight but now its rarely straight and is mostly curled or wavy. I have also learnt how to put my hair in nice ponytails, messy buns and different types of braids! These are just a few products that I have really loved this year I have especially loved TRESemme Dry shampoo even if my hairs not greasy I use it for volume also the Bed Head hairspray keeps my curls in for days!

Essie - Fiji, OPI - Lucky Lucky Lavender, Essie - Off The Shoulder, OPI - I'm All Ears, Rimmel - Space Dusts in Aurora & Moon Walking, Essie - Bahama Mama, Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat.

These are just a few of my favourite nail polishes! I defiantly loved have my nails painted in fact I think there was only a few times where my nails were done. Essie Fiji was by far my favourite polish it I think it shows that I've used the entire bottle up in about 3 months! I have a post about this polish here! Also I cant recommend the Seche Vite top coat enough it really does dry your nails in minutes!

MAC - Fix+, MAC - Studio Sculpt Foundation, Chanel - Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation, Collection - Lasting Perfection Concealer, MAC - Studio Finish Concealer, Rimmel - Stay Matte Powder, MAC - Well Dressed Blush, Benefit - Coralista, Benefit - Hoola, Bourjois - Bronzing Powder - 51, Elf - Golden Bronzer in Golden .

If your a make-up junkie like myself then you'll be able to imagine what it was like to try an narrow down all my make-up goodies! I have kept it pretty simple and if you look back over my posts you'll be able to see most of these products featured. I really love the look of perfect skin from the base all the way to contour, blush and high light - these are the products that I use mostly to create this look!

Urban Decay - Naked 2, MAC - Eye Shadows in Naked Lunch, Rice Paper, All That Glitters, Charcoal Brown, Satin Taupe & Sketch, Maybelline - Brow Drama in Dark Brown, Soap & Glory - Super Cat Liquid Liner, Maybelline - Eye Studio Gel Liner in 01 Black, Maybelline - Mega Plush Mascara, Maybelline - Volume Express Mascara.

I am an eye shadow girl through and though and through so the amount of eye  shadows I've picked is limited, those are my most used mac shades which are my all time favourite and my favourite shades from my naked 2 palette would have to be foxy, bootycall, half baked & tease. I have also found the Maybelline gel liner and well can't believe how good it is - even better than my mac fluidline!

Maybelline - Baby Lips in Intense Care, Peach Kiss & Pink Punch, MAC - Lipstick in Shy Girl, Plink!, Crème Cup & Angel, YSL - Rouge Volupte Shine in 13 Peach Passion, MAC - Crème Sheen Glass in Boy Bait.

I have waited for the famous baby lips to come out for what felt like years (well it was but still!) And I haven't been disappointed - to read my full thoughts on the baby lips I did an in depth review - right here! I have also fallen in love even more with lipsticks, if that was at all possible - especially MAC lipsticks. I have done a few posts on them like Plink!, Creme Cup. I have also loved the gorgeous YSL lipstick which I have also reviewed, right here!

Tweezerman - Mini Slant Tweezers, Real Techniques - Core Collection, Starter Set, Expert Face Brush & Blush Brush, MAC - #. 224

I haven't pictured all the brushes as that's a lot of brushes! But if you want to see full pictures I have two detailed post that you can see all about my favourite tools - My Ten Most Used Beauty Tools and Real Techniquies Review // My Collection.
I hoped you enjoyed this post, it was both fun and challenging trying to try and narrow my favourites down! I am really looking forward to the new year, I also have a list of products that I've wanted for quite sometime that I'm going to get over the next few months!

Have you got any favourite products from 2013?

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year Resolutions & My Personal Aims For 2014


Happy New Year!!! It's 2014, can you believe it? I'm not going to say it's went so fast because at times it didn't feel like time was moving and at other times I felt like I had to remind myself to think and breath because I was doing so much! You either love to set goals and resolutions on new years or you hate it. If you hate them then that's your opinion but personally I think there great if you don't set them too ambitious and actually stick to them. I'm generally pretty good at at least trying to stick to them but I've never put a massive amount of thought into mine! This year is defiantly going to be different and here are my personal aims as well as my new year resolutions...

Personal Aims -
1,  Control my anxiety and panic attacks, stop letting them control me and my life.
2, Think POSITIVE thoughts - no need to think negative thoughts.
3, Be more Confident within myself.

4, Stop caring about what people think of me, we are who we are for a reason.
5, Overthinking. I need to stop over-thinking and worrying about everything!

New Year Resolutions -
Beauty & Fashion
Try out new things with my make-up and clothes. Whether its going for a bold lip or wearing a statement piece. I have gotten stuck in my ways a bit and want to venture out of my comfort zone!  
- Look after my hair. For about the last 2 years I have been growing my hair out and it has gotten pretty long. I have however neglected over all - within the last 2 months I have gotten better with using heat protection spray and hair oil but I really want to have healthy good looking hair in the year 2014!
- Be consistent with uploading posts. I have really loved blogging this year I have really found my way and found how I like my posts to look but I have struggled a bit with uploading consistently, I have been aiming to post 3 - 4 times a week which I have been able to do but not every single week. I like to post on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday which I hope to continue in the new year!
- Do more outfit themed posts. To be honest I rarely buy new clothes so I find it hard to do outfit posts as if I was reading an outfit themed post I would want to have the chance of getting that item if I liked it and so I am wanting to treat my self to some nice new clothes in the new year - so hopefully that will come with some posts about them!
- Share my blog. I would like to share my blog, I work really hard on it and would love to share it with more people. I would also like to get involved with #bbloggers chats as I often read them but rarely take part!
- Start my life as a Make-Up Artist. In the middle of January I am starting a pro make-up artistry course that will last eleven weeks and I go once a week. After I am fully qualified and with that I am going to be throwing myself into my career and be the best make-up artist I can be. I really want to get as much experience as I can and not let my nerves get the better of me! 
- Be more social. I have never been the most social person even when I was a little girl, well I've always been really shy and reserved. And in high school I had ... well lets come them a few  situations and that has made it really had for me to socialise and make friends, to say my social life is lacking is an understatement - Really! I really want to make good and honest friends in 2014 that I can truly trust.
- Continue to save money. In the last few months I have been saving every last penny I have for my make-up course that I'll be starting in January and I am actually really proud that I have been able to save what I have. I want to continue to save and stop spending my money on things I really don't need!
- Go on Holiday. I haven't been abroad for at least six years and I really want to go aboard and have a much need break from life! I really want to go to my beloved Toronto Canada but it's so expensive that I know I can't afford it unless I win the lottery (fingers crossed). I would also love to go to Paris, New York and Los Angeles but I'll probably go somewhere like Portugal. We'll just have to wait and see.
-  Continue to Work Out. A the typical New Years Revolution that few people actually stick to but I proudly say that for about I have been working out every morning at about 7:20 till 8am for the last few mornings - now that might be nothing for some people but I really feel different this time around trying to workout. I feel really movatiated and I have been following the Blogiatiles Beggineres Work-Out Calendar and have been trying out loads of Cassey videos which I love because they are easy to follow, she knows what she's talking about and she has a great personality! I have had many occasions the past year when I start to workout it lasts for a few days and then I stop for what ever reason but this time is different I can feel it!
I hope you enjoyed this post, which is a little bit different for me but I really enjoyed doing it and truly think I can stick to my goals. I might even do a few check-in thought the next year to see if I have stuck to my aims and resolutions - which I hope to do! I hope get everything we want out of 2014!
Do you have any New Year Resolutions? If so, I'd love to know them!

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