Wednesday, 26 October 2016



Hi! Today I'm showing you this brown smokey eye with gold on the lid and nude lips. This look also has some pretty intense eyeliner, but obviously this is totally optional and if you wanna do bigger wings/no wings, thats totally up to you. I've worn a nude lip with this although I feel like most lip colours would suit this eye makeup, especially perhaps a dark brown or deep red. For this look I'm using one of my favourite palettes at the moment, the Morphe 12NB which is great for smoky neutral looks such as this one.

  • PRIMERNivea For Men After Shave Balm [Sensitive] & Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
  • FOUNDATIONNARS Sheer Glow Foundation [Shade: Deauville] mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops [Shade: G20] 
  • CONCEALER: L.A Girl Pro Conceal [Shade: Porcelain] mixed with Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer [Shade: Fair Neutral]
  • POWDER: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette [Shades: Vanilla & Banana ] to set under eye area. Maybelline Fit Me! Set + Smooth Powder [Shade: 120]
  • BRONZER: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer [Shade: Light]
    CONTOUR: Makeup Geek Contour Pan [Shade: Break Up] 
  • BLUSH: Milani Baked Blush [Shade: Luminoso] 
  • HIGHLIGHT: Becca/Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop & The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer
    SETTING SPRAY: MAC Cosmetics Fix+

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade [Shade: Chocolate] 
  • Rimmel Brow Pencil [Shade: Black Brown]
  • L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper [Shade: Medium/Dark] & Tarte Coloured Clay Tinted Brow Gel [Shade: Rich Brown]

  • EYE PRIMER: Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer [Shade: SX01] set with Makeup Geek White Lies
For this look I used the Morphe 12NB palette. The shades don't have names so I've taken photos and I'll say which shades I used. 

  • Middle Row, left shade (medium brown) 
  • Middle Row, 3rd shade from the left (very warm brown) 
  • Bottom row, left shade (darker warm brown) 
  • Bottom row, far right shade (dark brown) 
  • ON LID: Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette: Awesome Sauce
    INNER CORNER & BROW BONE: Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette: Crystal 
  • LIQUID EYELINER: Rimmel Glam Eyes [Shade: Black] & NYX Matte Liquid Liner [Shade: White]
  • WATERLINE EYELINER:  Zoeva Graphic Eyes [Shade: Black to Earth] 
  • MASCARA: Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect [Shade: Black] & Jordana Best Lash [Shade: Black]
  • LASHES: Ardell Demi Wispies

  • LIQUID LIPSTICK: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick [Shade: Celebrity Skin & I'm Nude on centre]

I hope you enjoyed reading, I really like this makeup look if you're looking for something slightly more neutral and wearable! Let me know if there's any makeup looks you'd like to see.

thanks for reading,



Saturday, 15 October 2016



Hi! Today I'm showing you some things I purchased from Colour Pop cosmetics. This is the first time I've ever bought anything from Colour Pop as they're an American Brand which have only recently starting shipping to the UK. Colour Pop is an extremely affordable brand and I've heard really really good things about them so I was really excited to try them out. I thought it would be helpful to include shipping information so that if you're wanting to try this brand you can know what kind of shipping times to expect. 

I ordered these products on the 28th September, I received a shipping notification on the 3rd of October (this is longer than I'd expect although I did receive an email telling me so) and I received my package 10th October after paying a customs charge. I can only compare this to my orders from Jeffree Star (as these are the only other things I've bought from America) for which the international shipping was $10.95 compared to Colour Pop's $25 which was quite expensive in my opinion. Additionally all but one of my Jeffree Star packages has arrived within one week which I thought was exceptional compared to Colour Pop's 2 weeks. Taking all of this into account Colour Pop is a lot more inexpensive so I can forgive these things (perhaps not the shipping cost though). 


The first things I bought were some matte eyeshadows. I've heard some things saying that their matte eyeshadows are a strange consistency so I only got 3. I haven't tried them yet so can't comment on that but the shades I got were (L-R): Paradox, Central Perk & Beverly. They're deep reds and purples which is great going into autumn. I'll try them out and let you know how I like them. 

I also got a selection of shimmers which I have actually tried and they're amazing, especially when you just apply them with your finger. They're very pigmented and creamy. I got 3 shades (L-R): Game Face, Kathleen Lights & Drift. 

I also picked up another eyeshadow but this one has a considerable amount of shimmer and glitter through it. I thought it would be great for a really intense inner corner/brow bone highlight and because I'm quite fair I thought this one would show up on me the best. This is in the shade Tassel.


I got two highlighters, as you can see from the photo one of them arrived smashed although because of the formula it was quite easy to press it back into some sort of useable shape. The shades I got were Stole The Show (L) & Hippo (R). I bought the purple one to try and experiment as I've only ever just used normal highlighter colours.


I also decided to pick up this gel liner. I usually always wear some kind of winged liner so I'm always open to trying new gel liners. This one is in the shade Swerve as it's just a black colour. If I like the formula I'll probably try some of their brighter shades. 


The last face product I got was a bronzer in the shade Bon Voyage. It seemed to be the best shade for me considering I'm quite pale. Colour Pop is very affordable so at only $8 (£6.50) I thought it wouldn't be too much of a disaster if I didn't like it. Again, I haven't tried it out properly yet but it seems like a great colour when I've swatched it.


Colour Pop don't sell standard bullet lipsticks so I think these are the closest to those that you can buy. They come in a variety of finishes: matte, satin, gloss. I got a selection of colours and finishes to try them out, the shades I got were (L-R): Pitch, Taurus, Skimpy, Tootsi, Aquarius & Kiddo. Again, they're a very reasonable price at $5 (£4) so I'll try them out and report back. 


Colour Pop sells liquid lipsticks in 4 formulas: matte, satin, metallic and gloss; metallic and gloss aren't really for me so I thought I'd give the other 2 a go. The shade on the left is Prim and on the right is Littlestitious, these are the satin formula. 

Finally I picked up their matte liquid lipsticks as, generally, I prefer a matte finish with lip products in general. Shades (L-R): Trap, Kae, Times Square, Lax, Vice. I got a good mixture between nudes and darker more vampy colours. I can't wait to try these, it would be really good to find a slightly more affordable brand of liquid lipsticks which perform similarly to my more expensive ones.

thanks for reading, 



Monday, 10 October 2016



Kat Von D has tried her hand at almost everything, she began of course tattooing but more recently she's entered into the makeup  world. Her makeup brand started small and as slowly grown over the past few years being stocked by Sephora and have also now branched out to the UK. Her makeup line includes liquid lipsticks, bullet lipsticks, foundation, powder, eyeshadows and more recently she's released a concealer which I want to try! I have 8 shades of her Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, 'Bow N Arrow', 'Vampira', 'Damned', 'Witches', 'Outlaw', 'Nosferatu', 'Exorcism' & 'Lolita'. 

I got these liquid lipsticks in two lots, 4 from Sephora and 4 from Debenhams UK. Kat Von D only released her brand in the UK within the last month online at Debenhams. Obviously I'm glad to have this brand a lot more accessible to me than it had previously been, however, it would have been nice to be able to try and buy the products in-store, especially foundations and concealers which are difficult to colour match online- hopefully this is in the pipeline. These products are $20 and £16 which work out as the same price when converted which is good as sometimes American products are slightly more expensive once the exchange rate has been considered. Additionally, there is a difference between the shade selection offered between Sephora and Debenhams, there are fewer shades offered by Debenhams. 

One fact that Kat Von D prides herself on is that all of her products are completely cruelty-free and vegan. This is unsurprising as she herself is vegan and I feel there's a large movement happening in the cosmetics industry to strive for cruelty-free altogether which Kat Von D is very vocal about, understandably.

[Shades L-R: Bow N Arrow, Lolita, Outlaw, Nosferatu, Exorcism, Vampira, Damned, Witches]

I really like the packaging of this product, Kat Von D's entire makeup line shares the same gothic feel which is typical of her style and she designs all of this herself. The tube is long and thin which makes it slightly more difficult to store than my other lipsticks as they don't fit in some kinds of acrylic drawers but this isn't a massive issue. The applicator is quite a small thin doe-foot (as pictured) which honestly isn't my favourite. For me, I find it liquid lipsticks easier to apply when they've got a slightly bigger rounded applicator. 

I really really like these products, although honestly they're not the best liquid lipsticks I've tried. I've already included the shade Bow N Arrow as being my ride or die lip product which says a lot about how much I like these although my main criticism is that they can tend to be a bit patchy, especially darker shades. Obviously I don't have the entire collection but with the darker red shades (especially the shade Damned) it can tend to go a bit patchy and not completely opaque. This isn't a massive problem as long as you're careful when you apply and spend a little bit more time doing so. Another thing I've learned is to work with these in very thin layers as if you apply a really thick amount of product at once it can go a little chunky- although this is a common problem with liquid lipsticks so if you're used to using them in general you'll already be aware of this. 

[Wearing: Damned]

Overall I think these products are great for a very acceptable price. They are long wearing and dry down quickly to completely matte. They're comfortable on the lips & don't transfer. Now that they're available in the UK, with the rest of Kat Von D's brand, they're a lot more accessible and I really like that she's branching out all over the world. I'd definitely recommend these, they're not the cheapest (for those looking for cheaper lip products I'm on the search and will be reviewing those soon) but they're definitely great quality for a fair price- I'm always willing to pay slightly more for vegan & cruelty-free products regardless.

thanks for reading, 



Monday, 3 October 2016



Firstly before I get into my favourite beauty products of the month I've got to mention my new logo! This was made for me by my friend Tyler and I absolutely love it, definitely a favourite from the month!


I know you're probably sick of hearing about Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks but they are genuinely my favourite brand. I've been slowly building my collection of this brand and picking up new ones as they become available. One of the latest additions is 'Celebrity Skin' which is a warm, darkish nude. It goes with basically any makeup look, it's long lasting and suits a range of skin tones. I've been wearing it pretty much non-stop over the past month and it's become my favourite go-to shade to wear. 
[Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick- $18,] 


Bobbi Brown isn't a brand which I've had much to do with but I'd heard so many good reviews about this product I decided I needed to try it out. This is a moisturiser and face primer designed to be used before make up. I've been using this product for about 6 weeks now which I think is important to decide whether skin care products actually work and make a difference. I absolutely love this product, it smells fresh and citrusy and feels really soft on the skin. Most importantly it makes a genuine difference when it comes to the application of makeup- it creates an amazing, moisturised soft base for makeup. It doesn't do much for the actual longevity of makeup, for this I use Nivea Men After Shave Balm but the two products work amazingly together. As a high end skin care product this product is inevitably expensive (£40) however you don't need a lot of product and it's definitely worth the money. 
[Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base- £40, House of Fraser UK] 


As I've said before I've never ever found a mascara I've been majorly overwhelmed with or that has blown me away. That being said I'm really really impressed with this mascara from Maybelline. It has a small, curved wand which is great for getting right into the roots of the lashes and builds them up. I usually use another mascara to add thickness but this one is the best I've used so far to separate and add length. 
[Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara Cat Eyes- £7.99, Boots UK]


One thing I don't really know much about is hair. I'm quite lazy with my hair, I don't really style it most days and I don't get it cut as often as I should. I've recently gone very blonde on the bottom 3/4 of my hair and one thing I was worried about was it looks dry and unhealthy. I was recommended this to combat that and I absolutely love it. I put a few drops of this through the mid to ends of my hair when its wet and also once it's dry when I've styled it. It gets rid of fly aways and also is absorbed into the hair without making it look greasy. Additionally, it smells absolutely amazing and because you only need a few drops it lasts forever, especially if you don't wash your hair that often. 
[Moroccan Oil Treatment Light 25ml- £13.85] 

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