Thursday, 26 February 2015

Q&A - Questions Asked by You Guys on Instagram (Part 2) ♡

Hello again lovelies ♡ So today I am answering the other half of the questions asked by you gorgeous people on Instagram. Again, thank you all so much for the questions as I really do appreciate it.

@ootd.__ - What kind of person do YOU think you are? I think I'm quite an honest and caring person, however I do have quite a few selfish attendance's when it comes to protecting myself. I'm also very loyal and like to think that I am quite a good friend. I don't have much self esteem/confidence though and this is something that I am working on.

@floralelysex - What is your favourite make up product (mascara, foundation etc.) My favourite make up product is definitely mascara.

@pastelfiltered - Favourite mascara? This would be either They're Real by Benefit or Doll Eyes by Lancome.

@teenwifitumblr - Fav eye product? My Naked 2 palette, it's my all time favourite! Although, my sister recently got the first Naked palette and I'm now obsessed with this one too!

@jennifercharlotte_ - What beauty product couldn't you live without? Definitely mascara, it finishes your whole face off.

@itxnoelia - How is your morning routine? I'm actually really naughty with this and I don't have one.. I really should though! If I did though, then I would moisturise my face (after I've had my shower of course) and also my legs. Then, I would continue with my normal routine of brushing my teeth, getting changed, etc.

@wall.fl0wer.x0 - Favourite season? Definitely summer because everything and everyone is just happier when the sun is out! Although, I do like a bit of snow!

@http.beautyaddict - Are you scared of spiders? Yes I am, I've had one run across my face before in the night and I nearly cried. I'm so mean because I always squash them with whatever is near me as they're so unpredictable with where they are going to run away to - I'm going to have such bad karma for this I know!!

@blurredtomorrow - What's your favourite book? My favourite book is called 'The Millionaires Nanny by Carol Grace'.

@pastelfiltered - Favourite series on Netflix? I don't have Netflix :( If I did then I would watch anything and everything that I could!

@0mq.floral - Favourite shop? Topshop is my all time favourite. I also love House of Fraser because of all the makeup and designer handbag areas.

@_pastelprxncess - Favourite tv series? I have a few, but at the moment I am loving NCIS, Broadchurch and Made in Chelsea.

@sparkleof_issy - Fav mac lipstick? I only own three and I don't really like either of the colour's that I have, but I would love to own Ruby Woo, Creme Cup, Angel and Pure Zen.

@angel_youtube_singer & @velvetcaylen - Favourite YouTuber? ZOELLA!! ♡ She is just amazing. I also love Jaclyn Hill, MakupByAlli and Shani Grimmond. You guys have to check them out if you enjoy YouTube videos and makeup.

@pastelcorinne - why you started the blog? I started this blog because I previously had one on (that I have now deleted) and I enjoyed posting on it, so I decided that I would continue on a more well known site that I could also decorate to my taste and style.

@x.i.m.o.g.e.n.x. - What's your dream job? I would love to work with makeup and become a professional makeup artist and also share my passion on the Internet (including YouTube). I also love to sing and dance, but you need confidence to that sort of profession.

Thank you to all of these Instagram accounts that asked me these intriguing questions. I hope you all enjoyed reading this little Q&A and enjoyed this second part as much as the first part. Love you all xoxo

Monday, 23 February 2015

Q&A - Questions Asked by You Guys on Instagram (Part 1) ♡

Hey lovelies! So today I am answering half of the questions asked by you beautiful people on Instagram. Thank you all so much for the questions, I really appreciate it.

Right, let's get into the questions;

1. @celiaspainmua - what do you do for work? I work full time in an office for a Bicycle distributor.

2. @holliewouldbeauty - favourite novel (if you read), or movie if you don't? I've read so many books that it's really difficult for me to choose one favourite! But there is one that stands out for me and came into my mind first and that is a book by Carol Grace called The Millionaire's Nanny.

3. @xpastelx_xprincessx - first childhood memory? The first childhood memory that I can remember is playing with my childhood friends outside by my house on the weekend's when we weren't at school.

4. @k__a__r__e__n - how's your day been? Such a lovely question and my day today is going pretty well thank you, it's Saturday and me and my boyfriend are going to view a house today and then we've got birthday celebrations this evening.

5. @sheandherdarkness - If you got one wish and you had to wish something for yourself, not "world peace" or something, what would you wish? What languages would you like to talk fluent? I would wish for all the confidence in the world (sounds pretty sad but I would love to be able to do everything I wanted to do without being shy). I would love to talk fluently in Spanish as I go there a lot on holiday so it would be useful and I would also like to speak fluently in French or Italian as they seem like really cool languages.

6. @wifislayss - Your favourite designer clothing and makeup? I don't really do designer clothing, but if I did then I would probably buy from Ted Baker or Alexander McQueen or something (so expensive!!). My favourite designer make up brand would have to be either M.A.C or Estee Lauder.

7. @aloha.its.anna - 1 thing that you can't live without? The one thing I couldn't live without would probably have to be clothes, make up or my technology gadgets (that's so bad isn't it?!). All of that is obviously not including family, water, food and stuff!!

8. @abbielalalauren - Your favourite make up item at the minute? That would have to be my YSL mascara as I absolutely love it! It makes my eyelashes look really full and long.

9. @prettypastel_xox - No eyebrows or no eyelashes? No bottom lip or no top lip? Um, this a very weird question and I really can't work out whether this is serious or not.. So, here goes.. Probably no eyebrows as I could draw them on and the same with the bottom lip maybe?? No idea. I would rather have them all to be honest.

10. @_fl0raltea_ - Do you have any pets? Have you ever dyed your hair? If so, what colours? I don't have any pets, however I did used to have a cat called Molly. I have dyed my hair multiple times and I have been red, purple, dark brown, blonde, highlighted, ombre, etc. It's really bad for your hair and I have no idea what my natural colour even looks like anymore!

11. @sparkleof_issy - Fave ever beauty product? My favourite ever beauty product is my anti-redness Clinique face moisturiser as it has really helped my skin and feels very luxurious.

12. @tanisha__patel - Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I would like to see myself married, in my own house with one child and working in a job that I really enjoy with a very happy relationship.

13. @xpastelfairies - If you could have one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be?xxx That would definitely have to be mascara as it really opens and brightens your eyes and I think that this is the most important step when applying my makeup. I'm not worried about having a little spot showing here or there or having slightly unfilled eyebrows or brightly coloured lips, etc. But that is just my personal opinion.

14. @just_my_foodness - Fav colour? Fav food? What flavour oreos? What flower? Baby blue, pringles or doughnuts, the normal flavour of oreos as I haven't tried any others and my favourite flower is roses.

15. @_idkissie - What is your favourite makeup brand? This would have to Benefit as their products are very eye-catching and very good quality.

16. @_taybah - What's your favourite disney movie? At the moment, my favourite Disney movie would have to be Frozen. However, my all time favourite Disney movie would probably be The Parent Trap.

Thank you to all of these Instagram accounts that asked me these very interesting questions. I hope you enjoyed reading this little Q&A and part 2 will be on it's way shortly, as I didn't want to overwhelm everybody with reading 32 questions in one blog post as it would be quite a lot to take in! Love you all xoxo

Friday, 20 February 2015

Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in '35 - On and on Bronze'

So, I decided to write about the Maybelline 24hr colour tattoo's as they are amazing. Especially for the small price of £4.99! They are a cream eyeshadow with a gel formula for smooth application. I never thought that I would love this product as much as I do as I find the concept of gel eyeshadow a little off putting. However, despite it being a gel based product I find that it is very pigmented. I only own one shade of this product; On and on Bronze.

On and on Bronze is a metallic bronze shade (obviously!) which I thought would be a great starter colour for me to try out. Ever since I first purchased this colour tattoo - sometime in 2014 - I have been using it non stop. It acts as a perfect shade for the lid of your eye and can also be used as a great base shade for another eyeshadow as it's gel formula helps the other eyeshadow that you're using stay in place for longer as well as keeping it looking as if it has just been applied!

I will definitely be purchasing other shades of this colour tattoo as I am really impressed with it.

Do you own any Maybelline Colour Tattoo's? What one's do you recommend? xoxo

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Empty Perfume Bottles (and what I thought about them!) ♡

Photos - (from left to right) Jimmy Choo, Kate Moss and Intimately Beckham by Victoria Beckham. 

So far I have three empty perfume bottles. They have just been lying around my room so I thought that I would do a review about them and share my thoughts on each one with you guys.

First of all, I have to say that Jimmy Choo is my favourite of the three (trust me to love the most expensive one, right?!). There are a few reasons for this, look how pretty the bottle is! It is such a simple design, yet grabs your attention due to the way the bottle has been shaped and moulded (this sounds really weird but hopefully you'll understand if you have this perfume).
I also love the smell, of course. It's quite sweet and very feminine, my favourite type of scent. This perfume is very glamorous and I only wear it on special occasions or when I just can't resist as it is a strong and long lasting fragrance.

The second perfume I am going to talk about is the Kate Moss perfume. Firstly, can we just appreciate that this perfume is £10.99!! An amazing smelling perfume for this low a price is just crazy! You have to buy it!
Now that that's over.. I really love this perfume not just because of it's price, but because it's a really fresh and sweet scent. Again, it smells very feminine - which is a must for me when buying perfumes.
I have re-purchased this perfume three times so far and I continue to do so until it gets discontinued!

The third perfume is Intimately Beckham by Victoria Beckham and this perfume is also very inexpensive (£20!!). Just to repeat this again, it is another feminine scent but this time has muskier undertones and is slightly more mature than the other perfumes.
I wore this perfume on a day-to-day basis as it was also quite fresh and day time appropriate. This perfume could definitely be worn on an evening as well though.
I have re-purchased this item twice and I will definitely be re-purchasing it again soon!

Let me know if you have either tried any of these or own them! What is your favourite perfume? xoxo

Saturday, 14 February 2015

The Best Cheap Makeup Remover ♡

So, I have decided to let you guys in on the most well known secret, that this Micellar water is the best and cheapest way of removing your makeup effortlessly.

Firstly, it is only £4.99 from Boots/Superdrug! Now this is the best price for something so good (I feel) and you can get 200 uses from it! I bought mine at the beginning of the year and I still have half left, personally I think that's pretty good.

Also, I have really sensitive skin and eyes so I have to be really careful with any beauty product that I use. I am really happy that this Micellar water doesn't break me out or aggravate my skin, so if you also have sensitive skin like I do, then you should definitely give this a try.

How I use it:

1. I put a little bit of the Micellar water onto however many cotton pads I may be using.

2. I then sweep the damp cotton pads all over my face removing any makeup that lies there.

3. I repeat this however many times I need to and then I'm done! All my makeup is gone!

What is your favourite facial product for removing your makeup? xo

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