Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Spice Lip Liner Mac Vs Rimmel

The other day i lost my Mac spice lip liner so i ran to my local drug-store to find a similar colour to hold me over till i had time to get to a mac store. After Mac my next go to drug-store brand is Rimmel for a lip liners, to my surprise they also do the shade spice, don't know how i hadn't come across this sooner, i've been using it for a few weeks and i love it. The two differ in colour but are both superb shades, here is my pros and cons.

  • Long lasting throughout the day 
  • Great pigment, smooth finish  
  • Strong brown nude tones 

  • Price £12.50 on the expensive side
  • If dropped can break the pencil shaft inside
  • Use more product to fill lips out

  • Price £2.99 very affordable 
  • Rich/bold colour,  immediately stands out
  • Pink nude tones come through

  • Claims lasting finish but comes off quite quick
  • Pencil sometimes crumbles when applying
  • Smaller in length 

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

DIY Poison Ivy Fancy Dress Costume

My friend celebrated her 25th birthday this weekend and she decided on a fancy dress theme (not one of my favs), but i decided to go as poison ivy i looked everywhere for a costume and couldn't find anything that i liked.  Fancy dress costumes can be rather pricey or poor quality so decided to make it myself. My inspiration came from Poison Ivy- Uma Thurman costume.

For the look i used:
Once i began applying the leaves to the corset i underestimated how long this would take as all leaves needed to be facing the same direction, with the smaller leaves on the outside. With time and patience the costume turned out amazing, adding the finishing touches big eyelashes, red outline lips and a touch of highlighter i was ready to go. Towards the end of making this costume i found a tutorial on YouTube which helped with the finishing touches. Making the costume was much more cost effective as i had most of these items in and round my house plus it turned out amazing.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Treasure Tress - Natural Hair Products Box

I can honestly say i am so happy to have received my third treasure tress box this month. Treasure Tress is the UK’s first subscription box specifically catered for young girls and women with naturally kinky, curly, coily, frizzy hair. For the subscription i pay £20 a month and you get more than your money’s worth.

In February's box i got a cheeky Valentine’s Day card, with information on these products:
  • Bouclemes's Curl Cream - RRP £9
  • Bouclemes's Curl Conditioner - RRP £9
  •  Motions Natural Textures Moisturizing Cleanser - RRP £5
  • Motions Natural Hydrate My Curls Pudding - £9.50
  • Kali Foam Rollers - £2.50
The average RRP for these products totals to: £35

As you can see the RRP value of the goods, is greater than the price you pay for it. Not only that the comfort that everything in this box is all natural, organic and can cause no ham to your hair. Well known and respected for their 0% policy: no sulphates, no silicones, and no parabens. Treasure Tress also sends you an email around the time of arrival, highlighting a product in the box giving you a bit of its background.

Since using the products Treasure Tress has sent me, i have noticed my hair has become shinier, not as dry and i’ve experienced less shedding. If like me you tend to do a million and one things to your hair, leaving it in a poor condition, the products they provide you with bring it back to life. This doesn't happen overnight but i am going into my third month with this company and my 'roots' couldn’t be happier. The only thing this box is missing is your own personal hair dresser, but i might be asking a bit too much.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Carli Bybel 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette

A friend posted a snap of Carli Bybel 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette on her snapchat, and i was drawn in instantly by the colours i then went on Carli Bybel's instagram to find out more. After a thorough nose on her page i ordered the palette. To my surprise the palette was only $12.50 + $5.50 shipping to the UK, bringing the total to $18 (£12.50) i couldn't check out fast enough. 

First things first the palette comes with 10 eyeshadows and 4 highlighters, consisting of nudes and brown tones to compliment your skin. The pigments in these colours are unreal, a light dap with my brush is all i need. The eyeshaddow colours are great, as i don't like my eyeshaddow colours to overpowering. 

Is this palette for you? Honestly it's for everyone the great thing about this palette is that all skin tones can use it, the palette contains both shimmery and matte colours however, it is more on the shimmery side. I would recommend this to beginners starting out due to the price and to experienced users as the quality is just as good as the top brands. 

I cannot wait to rock this in the summer!!!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Buddha Bar London - Knightsbridge

When entering Buddha Bar London, i felt like i walked into a Asian Hollister store, dark, loud music and a buzzing atmosphere which i loved. The music had a range of genres from house to Turkish, which kept it interesting as you didn't know what was coming next. 

For my starters i had, tempura Prawns that came with a soya sauce with chopped spring onion in it, and for my mains i went for the wagyu beef fillet with steamed veg. The wagyu beef is quite pricey but it is the best beef fillet you will ever taste, it literally melted in my mouth. I changed the truffle butter sauce that it came with for a teriyaki sauce instead as i felt it worked much better.

Given that there was a large group of us, the staff was very polite, attentive and prompt at all times giving that cherry on cake feeling for great night, i would definitely visit here again!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Mac Studio FIX+ Spray Vs NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray


If like me you have skin leaning to the dry side then you tend to go for products that add moisture or a refreshing finish to your make up. Both these products do just that, but which one is better i hear you ask?

Mac Studio FIX+ Spray
Despite what you may have herd this is NOT a setting spray, however Mac promotes that it is a lightweight spray that refreshes make up for all skin types. I've used this product for the past couple of months and i have noticed it does have some setting elements as my make up lasted longer than usual, i only use a couple of sprays before applying make up and after, i've noticed that it made my make up look smooth and gave a even dewy finish. I do love this product and is perfect for day to day wear. This item retails at £17 but does last me 4/5 months, with frequent use. 

NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray
This is a setting spray and is also lightweight and aims to hold your make up with a dewy finish, NYX also have a matte shine free spray for those with oily skin. I have to say this one is a winner for me, not only does it give your make up a dewy warm glow it also lasts for days (when your to drunk to remove your make up and rush to work the next day). 
Ive used this spray in hot and cold countries and it does the trick every time. Retails at £7 and worth every penny. 

Friday, 29 January 2016

Serenity London Events Staffing Launch

Last night i attended the Serenity London staffing launch, held at JuJu Chelsea. The night was full of wonderful surprises, as you walked through the door you were greeted with a glass of champagne, there hospitality staff was always on hand with a banquet of cakes, brownies, samosas, spring rolls and quiche in constant rotation, that i noticed didn't run dry. There was also a magician walking around performing you're out of the ordinary tricks, which was kind of spooky. Serenity London provided a pick and mix sweet stand and photo booth to also keep you entertained. The night was very successful as i networked with a few new faces; the launch gave us a glimpse of what Serenity London
has to offer, an elegant, creative
and sophisticated business organisation.

Blazer - ASOS
Trousers- ASOS