Monday, 25 April 2016

BEAUTY SHOPPING LIST


I don't think I will ever tire of makeup, there's something about it that just brings me great joy and here are the things I am currently coveting;

Makeup Revolution Contour Brushes
You will probably see there is a theme here... ever since I watched Jamie Genevieve contour at #McrMadeUp I wanted to see if I can make it work for me!

NYX Cream Contour Palette and Sleek Cream Contour Kit
As per the above.. I am trying to decide between the two contouring kits so that I can give my moon face some angles already!!!

Eylure Texture Lashes Kit
LOVE these!!! I often wear half a set of lashes so this set really appeals to me as giving both day and night options!

NYX Lip Lingerie
I love a nude lip.. I just think it suits me so much more than brights. I've tried and tried to make other colours work for me but I will always go back to my nudes. They are fail safe and lip boosting and quite frankly what's not to love?!

NYX Liquid Illuminator
Jamie G used this and MY GOD it is amazing. Need this in my makeup stash.. pronto!

OPI - My Very First Knockwurst
This is the most beautiful opaque nude polish and I urge all of you to try it!

MAC Soft and Gentle
Yes I realise this is the second highlighted in the post but it just looks so godamn pretty!!!

Milkshake Whipped Cream Leave in Conditioner
I have used this previously and it's such an amazing product for my tangled and tantrum prone hair.. you apply this mousse when it's damp and not only does it smooth out any frizz and make detangling a dream, it also smells good enough to eat!!

MAC Shadow - Amber Lights
Many a Beauty Blogger has raved about this so obviously I am intrigued as to what the fuss is!

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops
I mean. Wow. This shade is SO SO pretty!!! Love it!
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Sunday, 24 April 2016

COACHELLA CRUSHIN'


There's one festival that I feel pangs of envy at not being at each year, and that is Coachella....

Filled with celebs, sunshine and some serious style, I really enjoy seeing what every one is wearing and drooling over the amazingly pretty pics that are posted.

I have posted a couple of my fave boho looks from this year up above and I have also LOVED that snapchat have got involved with their flower crown filter... it was just MADE for selfies!!!

The Jenners, Gigi, Vanessa and Ashley have rocked it this year for me, who has been your festival fave?
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Friday, 22 April 2016

ASOS SAVED ITEMS

ASOS

Morning Sweeties!

With a week until payday I have been window shopping at ASOS and somehow built up quite the lengthy saved items list...

The sunshine this week is making me feel summery and I have plans for a girls night out over bank holiday so naturally the hunt for the perfect LBD has commenced.

What are you lusting after at the moment?
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Saturday, 16 April 2016

BAGGING A BARGAIN

Nothing feels better than feeling like you are getting value for money so as I kept seeing the www.lovethesales.com website be mentioned on Twitter I was honestly quite intrigued!

Cue a bored me this afternoon thinking ooh I will just check out that site and MY GOD I had to broadcast this gem to you all!!!!

I think my first wowza moment was when I saw the KG Ankle Strap Espadrilles on there for £29, I have been LUSTING after these but with them being something like £80 full price I just could not justify buying them but knocking a staggering £50 off means they are wayyyy more in budget!

I have pictured a couple of my faves above, shout out to Polyvore for making my collage look slightly less 'here's an excited mish mash of pics' but genuinely I am so impressed by what I have seen.

Here are a couple of Sale Suggestions you might like to have a gander at;

Missguided Sale
Kurt Geiger Sale
Handbag Sale

Now, go forth and conquer those sales!!!
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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

#JET2SUNCHESTER


We are finally seeing sunshine and that for me always makes me think of summer holidays and jetting off!

A few weeks back, I attended an event with Jet2Holidays who talked us through their most popular summer destinations! I absolutely love Majorca so hearing about the developments there was super interesting and made me long to haul ass on a plane and get over there! I have very fond memories of Magaluf (it was my first holiday abroad at 18!) and whilst I am definitely too old for an 18-30 holiday now I thought the BCM Hotel sounded fab!

Another location I have never thought about going to was Malta! Their festival themed station centred on the music offering of the Island which was really fun to hear about.

I will most certainly be booking a summer break soon and after such a fun afternoon with Jet2Holidays I shall definitely have a look round their website to see what's on offer! :)
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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

#McrMadeUp with Jamie Genevieve


If you live or work in Manchester and frequent the shopping mecca that is Manchester Arndale, you may have seen the hashtag #McrMadeUp floating around over the past few weeks.

The Arndale's first beauty focused event took place last weekend and I headed down on Friday Evening to get a lil sneak preview ahead of the weekend of events!

Vlogger Jamie Genevieve designed 4 Manchester Looks that would be showcased over the weekend, along with how-to sessions and general advice and styling. Customers could book in to learn the looks with the Arndale's Beauty Brands and also benefit from some discounts to be used until Sunday 10th April.. so if you have a discount booklet, be sure to claim your discounts before it's too late!

First up we learned about Jamie's fave hairstyle, the Manchester Slicker.. with volume at the crown, slicked back and sexy, this was SO much easier than I thought it would be to create! I mean, I say this but I haven't actually tried to recreate this look on myself yet so I will report back..!

Next up we learned about Jamie's easy winged eyeliner hacks.. she suggested to add a small amount of dark eyeshadow to smoke it up a bit, which conveniently covers any little mistakes and also to use a concealer around the wing part to tidy up! I am not a winger liner lover but having experimented previously, I can see that Jamie's suggestions would make application a lot easier.

Jamie then demonstrated the art of contouring and highlighting.. I am quite lazy when it comes to base and whilst I love the look of contouring, it's not something I feel I have mastered yet.. but my god watching Jamie apply it made me want to run home and unleash all of my contouring and highlighting products on my face! The most useful part for me was the highlighting bit as I never really knew where I was best putting it and generally just fluffed a bit on and hoped for the best.. Jamie highly recommends liquid highlighter pressed into the skin with a beauty blender, which when I attempted this over the weekend I really loved the effect! Something I will definitely introduce into my daily makeup regime.

Last up was the nude pout which again I absolutely love. I have a really quite large and colourful lipstick collection, yet I ALWAYS go back to my fail safe nude lip. Jamie applies a sheer nude lipstick first and then uses a slightly darker lipliner to overdraw the lip line and it had a really gorgeous natural look to it rather than going in with the lipliner first.

We were treated to cupcakes and fizz whilst watching these live tutorials and it was a really fun and informative event! Thanks so much to Manchester Arndale for inviting me!
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Monday, 4 April 2016

Manchester Eats: Neighbourhood Brunch


There aren't many things that would get me out of bed early on a Saturday, but when Ledigo PR invited me to a Bloggers Brunch at Neighbourhood in Spinningfields to sample their new Brunch Menu, I made an exception...

I took my sis and best pal to the brunch with me and we were treated to Mimosas, Breakfast Sandwiches and an American Breakfast (as pictured above).

I had always assumed Neighbourhood was just a late bar until recently and now having tried their food offering I am really very impressed and will definitely be back. Perhaps next time to sample their afternoon tea....!?

I had such a lovely morning and thank you so much to Ledigo PR for the invite and Neighbourhood for the breakfast treats!
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