A Rocky Horror Night Out:


A few weeks ago my best friend and I went to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show Live at the Curve Theatre in Leicester. I also spent the night round her house too so I thought I'd give you a quick run through of the day as well as the makeup look I created on the both of us. Unfortunately there are no pictures of Aine that show our makeup well because it was a long night out and by the time we took some pictures our faces had melted.

Aine and I ended up on a huge sugar high through the whole night and curled up on the sofa with our face masks on a tub of Ben and Jerry's and Moulin Rouge on before going to sleep.

But before that came the mad rush to get dressed and made up before hopping on the bus to the theatre. So the makeup look I created was something quick, gothic and easy that I made up on the spot.

We went for a very pale foundation and an unbelievable amount of contouring to look gaunt and gothic. Next came eyes we filled in a subtle eyebrows and then went for huge flicks of smudgy eyeliner with lots of dark purple eyeshadow pulled up from the eye line. Next was a dark berry lip and the look was complete.

When we got to the venue we realised that we had no worries about being overdressed. To give you a random example of some of the outfits we saw, there was plenty of men in drag and the man sat next to me was wearing nothing but a golden thong and a blonde wig!! The performance was amazing, there was a fair amount of deviating from the script it was almost like being in a mixture of a play and a live stand up gig!

I'm sorry this wasn't much of a beauty related post but I wanted to share the look with you and I thought I'd give you a little information on the day too. I hope you enjoyed this post and if you'd like to see any more little lifestyle type posts then please let me know in the comments, along with any other requests you might have.


NOTD: No Tools Needed Spotty Nails:


As I've said previously in my previous NOTD post I find it really hard to paint my nails let alone do any fancy art with them. I don't have any tools or anything but here's another one of my little tips for you, no tools just an old hair grip that's a little stretched out of shape and two colours.

The first thing that you should always do when it comes to nails is to put a layer of basecoat over the nails to keep them protected and smooth. I like to go for one with a build in nail strengthener too because I like to keep my nails in good condition.

The next thing you're going to want to do is chose your main block colour, I usually like to go for a brighter colour which can be seen in my instagram pictures but in this case I went for a darker warmer autumn colour. (Totally Toffee from Revlon to anyone interested.)

 Next comes the dotting part all you need to do is get some of the colour you've chosen the dots to be and use the grips to delicately put the dots in random places or in a certain order depending on how you want the nails to look.
And that's it that's all you need before you its super quick and easy once you get the hang of it.
Are there any nail tips or styles that you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments.

A Week in Dorset:


 A while a go during half term break my family, boyfriend and I went on holiday to Portland, Dorset. It was the cutest little seaside town and I loved every second of it, it was a break that I certainly needed what with the stress of A-Levels (although Myles and I did have to bring a fair amount of school work with us :( ha ha). I took hundreds and hundreds of photos but I chose these few just to show you a little snippet of how amazing the town was.


The views everywhere we went were an absolute dream there was no where we went that didn't a stunning view from all angles, there were plenty of moments where we all just stopped and took a moment to look around. 

 Just two examples of how sweetly all of the placed were named. I fell in love with them so much I must have looked such a weirdo, stopping and taking photos of street signs!

On one of the days Myles and I went off on our own to see the local castle, which was (surprise, surprise) was beautifully kept and a lovely experience to walk around and take a look at. There were little historical games and dress ups throughout along with interactive boards to keep everyone entertained but it was a peaceful, quiet place all at the same
time with a cafe to just sit and relax in
We went on a walk every single day which is a definitely a good thing considering the amount of chocolate and fish and chips on the beach we all ate! 

I hope you all enjoyed this little post about my holiday, I know it's not beauty related but I thought some of you might be interested and it's something I want to remember forever.


I'll see you all next time. P.S. Did you go away anywhere during half term? Let me know in the comments I'd love to hear about it. 

Halloween Vampire Makeup:



If you follow me on instagram you'll already have seen the little picture previews to this post, but here it finally is.
For a look like this the first thing you're going to want is really pale skin, so I used my lightest foundation and put it all over Myles' face. I doesn't matter if it doesn't have a high coverage as all we want is to pale up the face a vampire doesn't need to be flawless unless you're going for a twilight look.
Next you're going to want to look like you've been punched in both eyes! I went for a purple eyeshadow with no glitter or shimmer in it and filled in all of the space under the eyes up to and little over the socket bone. Then in the outer third of the purple I added a dark bluey tone to enhance the look of bruising. I kept going back over these two steps until I was happy with the way the colours looked.
I carried on the purple and blue colours down the sides of the nose to slim it down and contour the nose. As for the sides of the face I used a grey eyeshadow to contour the cheekbones. I used a grey as it would go with the dead and sallow look.
As for the lips I had already gone over them with the foundation brush I used to deaden them out, to add to this I used an extremely pale lipstick, to make them look even deader. I also went over them a little with a darker lipstick just to show up the cracks in Myles' lips. Lastly, I used some benefit benetint as fake blood in the corner of his mouth to act as blood, although if you have any actual fake blood it would be much better.
Lastly, I want to say a big thankyou to Myles for letting me make him up like a vampire. I hope you all enjoyed this Halloween themed post.

Belle (Disney) Inspired FOTD:


I'm told that I look like the human incarnation of Belle so often! Haha I take it as a huge compliment because she has to be my all time favourite princess from the Disney classics, and I do see it to an extent but not to a huge degree. Nonetheless, I couldn't resist giving this look a go. I mean what girl doesn't want to be a Disney princess for a day!

  •  A mixuture of Bourjois Healthy Mix in 51 and Rimmel Match Perfection in 010
  • MUA Pressed Powder in Shade 1
  • MUA Bronzer in Shade 3
  • MUA Blusher in Shade 1
  • Topshop Glow in Polished
  • MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner in Rich Brown ( I rounded off my eyebrows a little more than usual as Belle's eyebrows were much rounder and thinner than mine)
  • 17 Ultimate Definition Lash & Brow Mascara in Clear
  • Half Baked and Buck from the Naked Pallet
  • A shimmery white from a ColourWorks Pallet
  • Rimmel Glam' Eyes Mascara in Black
  • Models Own Lipgloss in Madame Rose
I hope you liked this Disney themed post, I really enjoyed putting the makeup together probably because I have a lifelong obsession with the old Disney classics. If there are any more Disney princess posts you'd like to see please let me know in the comments.

My Everyday Makeup Bag:


I'm going to list these products in the order that I would put them on in the morning:

The Body Shop Born Lippy - Strawberry Lip Balm
Rimmel Patch Perfection - Light Porcelain
MaxFactor Facefinity Compact Foundation - Natural
MUA Bronzer - Shade 3
MUA Blusher - Shade 1
Topshop Glow - Polished
MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner - Rich Brown
17 Ultimate Definition Lash and Brow Mascara - Clear
Rimmel Glam' Eyes Mascara - Black
Urban Decay Lipstick - Native
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Gloss - Naked 2

Sorry this was such a short post but it's one I've been wanting to put up for a while. I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless and if there was anything in the list that you'd like a more in depth review on then please let me know in the comments.

What Colour Eyeshadow Will Bring Out My Eyes?


It's a question I get asked on an almost daily basis, and there's actually a clever little trick in knowing which eye shadow to choose if you want to compliment your eye colour. All you have to do is imagine a colour wheel and go for the direct or closet opposite of your eye colour. The contrast will make your eye colour more noticeable.

Brown Eyes: Blue Eye shadow
Green Eyes: Purple Eye shadow
Blue Eyes: Pink and Brown Eye shadows
Grey Eyes: Purples and Red toned Eye shadows
You can choose to either go for a block colour that will contrast with your eye colour, or you can use this technique to bring out and aspect of a certain colour of your eyes. For example, even though I have brown eyes I like to wear a purple eye shadow to bring out the green flecks in eyes.
*I do not own either of the pictures in this post, no copyright infringement intended*
Has this little tip helped you? Let me know!

FOTD: Autumnul Purple Smog:


Since starting this blog I've been getting so much more confident with my make up. This time a few months ago I wouldn't have even dreamt of wearing a look like this out of the house!

  • Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Light Porcelain
  • MaxFactor Facefinity Compact Foundation in 03 Natural
  • MUA bronzer in Shade 3
  • Topshop Glow in Polished
  • Wet n' Wild Beauty Benefit's Triple Fusion Eyeshadow (names have rubbed off :( )
  • Smog from the Naked Pallet
  • Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara
  • Revlon Matte Lipstick in Wine Not (the name of this lipstick makes me laugh every time!)
Well that's all for today's face it's not actually that much makeup but the dark shade of the colours make it look like a lot more.
Are you getting braver with makeup lately? What are your autumn makeup musthaves? Let me know in the comments.

Review: John Freida Frizz-Ease Hair Serum:


I've been meaning to write this post for a while now, but I thought I'd wait until I got to the very end of the bottle so that I could give a fair and objective view looking back on the product as a whole as opposed to my first impressions on the product (I've actually done a first impressions post on a different hair serum if any of you are interested it can be found here).
This is the original formula serum there are three different formula's in the Frizz-Ease Serum range. This did actually come with a lid but that was lost a long time ago now unfortunately but it doesn't really affect the product and the pump is firm enough that it's fine with out the lid it wont be pressed down accidentally without a considerable amount of force.
Anyway, onto the actual product itself, I bought this to help my hair in terms of frizz because if you have naturally curly hair and you don't want to be using heat on it every time you're planning on leaving the house then frizz is a big problem. I use it on damp towel-dried hair applying 1 or 2 pumps from my palms and combing the product through my hair from the mid length downwards, with a little extra focus on the ends which lately have been needing a little extra love as I'm well due for a haircut.
I can't say that I noticed a major difference from the first few uses, this is more of a product that you grow to love and you begin to notice the difference with consistent use. It's a very thick and greasy formula with that strong chemical smell which if you own John Frieda's 3 Day Straight you will be more than familiar with. Now all of these sound like negative's but as long as you use the recommended amount for your hair length and don't apply the product directly to your roots, than the smell will disappear and it wont leave your hair feeling heavy, greasy or weighed down.
Now that I'm nearing the end of the bottle, I have to say I really will be sad to say goodbye to this little bottle of serum. It really does make a noticeable difference to my curls, and it's more than evident by the lack of shine and amount of frizz if I ever forget to use it. So overall, I would highly recommend this serum if you're on the look out for a new one, particularly if you have frizzy hair.
That's all for this post, I'll see you all next time and I hope you all enjoyed giving this a read.  
Do you have any recommendations for unruly curls? If you do please leave them in the comment section for me!  

The Versatile Blogger Award:


Half way through college today I got a twitter notification from the lovely Becky Lou, check out her blog here, telling me that she had nominated me for an this award. I want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you, as I massively agree with what she said in her post about it being hard and taking a lot of time for new bloggers to get noticed and build up a following. As I've only been writing this blog for a few months this is such a huge honour to be nominated for any award at all.
This is an award given to bloggers by bloggers, with good quality posts including the photo's, knowledge and originality contained in each one.
The Award Works Like So:
- Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
- Announce your win and thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award
- Link your nominees in this post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
- Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
The Blog's I Nominate Are:
7 Interesting Things About Me:
- I won't die happy unless I see Mumford and Sons live
- I have a really old fashioned taste in TV I'd much rather be in front of Downton Abbey than Eastenders
- Despite the fact most of my family is Spanish, I've never been to Spain
- I have next to no circulation in my feet
- I'm the smallest women's shoe size and my boyfriend is the largest man's size
- Elephants are my all time favourite animal
- My first ever concert was when I was 13 years old (it was McFly)

How to: Remove Stubborn Mascara:


Now, we can't all afford to regularly be spending lot's of money on high end makeup removers, and if I'm honest all of the "budget" or "low end" eye makeup removers that I've tried out over the years just don't cut it for me. So here's a little home remedy, if you will, for getting rid of that stubborn mascara that just won't leave you alone!

Now this may seem strange but all you're going to need is a little tin of Vaseline, and lets be honest girls, we've all got one of those rolling around in the back of a drawer or the bottom of a makeup bag somewhere. Now, Vaseline just doesn't work as a lip balm for me at all, but for this it works a treat.

It's super simple, all you have to do is completely cover your top and bottom lashes in a nice thick layer of Vaseline, I like to use the Rosy Lips one because the oils it contains work wonders for my lashes too. After rubbing it in a little, I'll leave it to sink in a little (not long just a few minutes or so) and then rub it off either with my hands or a tissue it doesn't really matter which and all of the mascara stuck right to my lashes even the parts right in the roots come gliding off with the slippy oily texture of the product.

Et Voila! Mascara free lashes! Now I'm no scientist and I don't claim to be, but roughly this works as Vaseline contains a lot of oil, and mascara -particularly those stubborn or waterproof formula's- often contain wax. So, the oils in Vaseline when rubbed into the lashes help to breakdown the mascara making it nice and easy to slide off your lashes. Sometimes if I've really been using a lot of mascara it will take me more than one coat and wipe to get all the mascara off, but nevertheless, it's a trick that's never failed me.

It doesn't necessarily have to Vaseline, a friend of mine just uses olive oil, basically any old oil based or oily product will do. Just please be careful not to get anything in your eyes! Haha.

I hope you didn't mind the sight of my naked face in these pictures, haha thankyou for reading and I'll see you all next time!

P.S. Have you got any tips for removing stubborn mascara, or even just makeup in general? Let me know in the comments.

Pamper Evening Routine:


Just to warn you all, this post is going to be a long post so you may want to grab yourself a cup of tea or hot chocolate and incorporate giving this a read into a pamper evening of your own. 

Every now and again we all just need to take a night out completely to ourselves to do nothing but relax and give ourselves a bit of a treat. Personally, I find myself doing this every week or so and over the past few months I've found myself developing a bit of a routine that I stick to during a "pamper evening". I think they're amazing and very good for you both mentally and in terms of skincare. No matter how much you've got on your plate or going on (especially if you're going through your A levels like I am) everyone needs a night off to just clear their head, relax and have a fresh start. I never plan to have a pamper evening in advance but usually they start off with me getting home from college, dropping my bag on the floor and deciding its high time I gave myself a break.

Once this is decided the first thing I do is run myself a very bubbly warm bath with  lovely smelling bubbles, once in the bath the very first thing I do is get a fairly abrasive flannel and my usual face wash (Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub) to make sure that I've got all of my make up and dead skin cells right off. This is a really important step to take in your skin care routine whether having a pamper evening or not, as the steam that comes from a bath or shower will open up your pores meaning that make up and dirt will sink into your skin, making spots and bad skin in general much more of a problem. 

After all my make up is off I'll end up lying there in the bubbles for what feels like ten minutes but usually turns out to be more like half an hour before snapping myself out of it and washing my hair with whatever shampoo I'm using at the moment. As soon as all of the shampoo is washed out I'll absolutely cover my hair in conditioner, which I'll usually let sink in for a good ten minutes or so while, I wash and scrub my body - usually very harshly to both make sure I've removed all the dead skin cells on my skin and if the reason I'm treating myself is because of a few hard days I get that feeling of wanting to try and scrub the day off me and feel much better after a nice scrub, haha. Then I wash out the conditioner, slip on a hair mask, which lately has been Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long hair mask- and leave that in my hair for hours and hours even after I get out of the bath.

When out of the bath I usually carry on the pamper evening by popping on a onesie or my PJ's, setting up my oil burner with a collection of smells that I've collected from Little Hotties, I love mixing up the smells I've collected to create different scents. While the little wax shapes are melting away I'll always put lots and lots of moisturiser on and actually take the time to use different moisturisers for 
different parts of my body, as opposed to just a face moisturiser and a body one for my face. The first moisturiser I'll use will be my face one which for night time is Vaseline Essential Moisture Pure Oat Extract, as it's really nice and thick and you can tell it's doing a world of good for your skin when you're massaging it into your skin and down your neck. Next comes body moisturiser which for the past year or so has been The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter I must have been through at least three of the largest sized tubs of it it's amazing smelling, constancy and is amazing for your skin, I rub a nice thick layer of that in all over my body, because let's face it when it's a pamper evening you can't go by halves can you? Last but not least for moisturiser comes the Heel Genius from Soap & Glory my feet, I won't go into to too much detail about this as I've featured it on this post.

By this point I'll usually have a face mask on too, and have some Vaseline rubbed into my eyelashes and eyebrows to keep them in nice smooth condition. After I've scrubbed off  the face mask I'll pop some Sudocrem onto my face in any red spots or blemishes on the skin, which if you have no idea why I do this then read about it here. To top everything off I'll do a lip scrub and cover myself in lip balm too. Now usually the smell of the oil burner has started to get to me and relax me so the last thing I'll do on a pamper evening is paint my nails in front of either some Youtube videos or some dodgy telly like Keeping Up With The Kardashians which no girl can help but love.

The very last thing I'll do is shuffle myself  up to the bathroom, to wash out the leave in conditioner out of my hair pop some serum in and shuffle off to bed for a very early night. Well that's all for a pamper evening of mine, I hope you all enjoyed reading it, and didn't get bored reading it. 

Monthly Favorites: Semptember


MaxFactor - Facefinity Compact Foundation in 03 Natural:
 This is way too dark for me to use as a powder foundation but it's amazing as a contour, it's really light in weight and coverage meaning that it makes a really nice natural contour that i can build up. I know you're not supposed to use bronzer or powder foundations as a contour powder but some you can get away with it just takes a little experimenting with. The packaging is really nice too, it comes with a nice big mirror so when i put it in my everyday makeup bag I don't have to worry about having a mirror with me. Overall, it's a lovely product that I've been using every time I've worn makeup.

The Body Shop - Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream - For Combination to Oily Skin:
Around 3 or 4 months ago my skin started to get really oily, I've always had temperamental skin it changes skin type more than I change my clothes. So on a shopping trip to London I picked this up, and I have to say it worked absolute wonders for my skin. As I'm sure you know even with oily skin you have to make sure you keep it moisturised, which this did, it also helped clear u p and deal with the oil too and made my skin feel so much better almost straight away, I use it everyday and I'm thinking about picking up the night cream to match. I've recommended this to friends with similar skin types to me and would 100% recommend this to any of you with oily or combination skin.

The Body Shop - Lip Butter in Sweet Lemon:
This was another London purchase as on the coach travelling there the aircon dried my lips out massively so I had to pick some up straight away. I have to admit I only bought this because I fell in love with the scent of this, it tastes and smells like lemon sweets. I wasn't really expecting it to do any good but it really is such a nice lip balm, it's nothing compared to my Carmex which I lover like no other lip product but it does the job well. It's very greasy, oily and really lives up  to the name butter. It literally feels like you're rubbing butter into you're lips, which is not something I enjoyed at all at first but it is something you get used to and it now isn't a problem.

Soap & Glory - Heel Genius:
I've been a huge fan of both this product and the brand as a whole. I get really dry heels every now and again they can be totally fine for months on end and then out of no where  they'll get really dry. So I rub this in every night (or at least as often as I remember to) and it really helps smooth out dry patches and leaves my skin new and soft. There really isn't much more to say about it really it looks and smells amazing - but then it is Soap and Glory so it's expected!

Revlon - Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel in 570 Vintage:
This is a beautiful colour, it looks pretty much exactly as it does in the bottle a nice subtle plum toned pink that's perfect for Autumn. It actually does dry in top speed too! Basically it's a lovely colour, fast drying and goes on evenly and smoothly. The only negative I have for it is that it doesn't last very long on my nails at all, it chips within days, although it doesn't bother me too much as it never takes long to touch up.

Batiste - Dry Shampoo in Dark & Deep Brown:
I've been trying to grow my hair for the past few months, which means I've been leaving huge gaps between washes to keep it in as good a condition as possible and help make it nice and strong. But sometimes even I can't deny that it looks like it needs a good wash so in the morning I'll give it a good spray and it completely removes the look of grease meaning I can get away with a day or two more without washing it. I know it sounds gross but it really does work and keep my hair strong. The fact this product has colour to it also means that I don't ave to spend ages ruffling my hair until the gray has gone.

So, that's it those are all the products I've been using lots and loving for this past month I hope you enjoyed it and I'll see you all next time.