Face of the day :)
Today I wore light eye make up, which is very rare for me! I usually always have a dark eye liner on.
Face and Outfit of the Day - Office to Date Night
I’ve never done one of these before because I’m not fashionable at all. I tend to wear what fits and what’s clean. But I had it requested, so here it is.
Make up (from memory, not exact names):
Maybelline Colour Stay foundation
Ruby & Millie duo blush
E.L.F. eyeshadow palette
Collection 2000 kohl eyeliner (brown)
L’Oreal 4D mascara
17 eyebrow pencil
MAC lipstick in Patisserie
Studded Top - EBay £5
Cardigan - Primark £6
Skinny black jeans - Primark £6
Shoes - Primark £4
Necklace - New Look £5
Resin rose ring - Present (came from Claire’s Accessories)
Black bead bracelet - Internacionale £2 (pack of 6)
Nails - Collection 2000 All That Jazz
Christmas beauty haul
This is the first haul I’ve ever done, and it’s only a little one compared to some I’ve seen floating around! I only had the chance to take iPhone photos, so please excuse the quality. Here goes…
E.L.F. cream blush. I used this today and I really love it. I thought it might have been too pink, but it’s just right.
Barry M Nail Effects in Black Magic Crackle.
Lipsy Nighttime Goddess palette.
Nail art kit (Konad rip off, but it’s essentially exactly the same).
A glass nail file. I’ve never used one before, are they any good?
No7 polishes in Violetta, Beautifully Black and Betty Blues. The photos don’t do these colours justice, so I’ll post swatches when I get around to wearing them. Betty Blues is particularly gorgeous.
OPI polishes in Green-wich Village and Dating a Royal. I love both these colours, particularly DaR. They’re creme colours, which is great, because I do tend to go for more shimmery polishes.
E.L.F. Beauty School 32 piece eyeshadow palette Volume 1. I used this today also, and I love it. The photos make the colours look quite pink, but in actual fact, there is a great mix of creams, browns and blacks. Ranging from very light to very dark, and from completely matte to very shimmery/glittery. There are even a couple matte colours which have glitter in them. Gorgeous.
On top of these lovely gifts, I was completely spoiled by my amazing friend Matt with these presents:
A Lush gift set. The name escapes me at the moment and I feel stupid. I’ll edit when I remember ha.
A set of nail art brushes.
My very first MAC lipstick! It’s in Patisserie, and I think it might have just become my favourite lipstick.
And Chanel’s Peridot nail polish. I seriously would have been happy if this was the only present I got!
Also, not pictured, my mum gave me a set of mini glitter nail polishes from Claire’s, a nice 17 blue nail polish and a set of make up brushes.
I’m so grateful to my friends and family for such lovely things.
What was your favourite gift this Christmas?
Beauty on a Budget giveaway!
I never thought I would reach 50 followers on this blog. I know 50 is insignificant compared to others, but I am thrilled. So I wanted to do a little giveaway to say thank you to you all.
- Batiste dry shampoo in Blush
- Model’s Own ‘smash up’ nail polish in silver
- Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polish in ‘850 Hard Edged’
- Rimmel Stir It Up eye shadow in ‘300 Sure…’
- Revlon Mix & Mingle lip palette in ‘270 Tango with Mango’
- PLUS 2 items of your choice from the Lush Christmas range (excluding gift sets)
- You must be following this blog
- To enter, just reblog this post (once only please)
- For an additional entry, ‘like’ this post
- For an extra entry, follow my Blogspot, and comment on the giveaway post.
- This giveaway is open internationally
- I will be choosing a winner on the 1st December. The winner will be announced here, on my Blogspot and will be contacted. They will have 48 hours to respond, or I will choose another winner.
Good luck, and thanks again!
What kind of products would you like to see on this blog?
Or specific items?
I’ll be doing a giveaway when I get 20 more followers so feel free to spread the word :)
17 eyeshadow trio - Enraged
I’ve had this for a while, but I’m an eternal procrastinator, so have only just got around to writing this post.
This eyeshadow trio is part of the autumn/winter collection, and goes perfectly with their Fury nail polish. The colours are quite pigmented, and super sparkly, so although they would work during the day, they’re perfect for a bit of night time glamour.
The trio costs £5.49, which in itself is pretty good value, but 17 also have an offer on at the moment. When you buy two products, you get the Femme Noir set for free:
It includes an eye shadow, liquid liner and lipgloss. So, it’s a perfect excuse to treat yourself to something nice, or get a couple Christmas gifts for someone special and keep the free gift for yourself.
I wanted to thank you all so much for following, I really appreciate it. If/when I get to 50 followers on this blog or my Blogspot, I want to do a giveaway. It will probably include some make up, nail polish and a couple Lush products.
So please, spread the word! :)