Monday, 24 June 2013

A Nail Art Week

Hello lovelies

I have been absolutely loving nail art recently so I thought I'd show you what I've done in the past week and the polishes I used to create them

I saw a picture on Instagram and thought it looked so pretty 
The polishes used are
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine- Prickly Pear
Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener 
O.P.I - Designer de better
Champneys- Shadow

As for tools I used 2 different sized dottings tools. A larger one to create the "splodges" for the leopard print and a tiny one to outline with the black

This design is one of MissJenFabulous' (tutorial link here). My dotting tools just arrived this week so this was my first design with them. 
Polishes are
Rimmel tip whitener
Essie- Funny Face
Essie- Bikini so teeny
Essie- Mint Candy Apple
Maybelline Color Show- Urban Coral
Again I used 2 different sized dotting tools, a large one and a medium sized one. 
This design is pretty self explanatory on how you do it but obviously you can head over to MissJenFabulous' tutorial for a step by step.
Here we have my first ever attempt at ombré nails and I think it went pretty well! I love the combination of the colours and I Think it just looks pretty cool.
Nail polishes used in this one are
Rimmel Nail tip whitener
Revlon- Fearless
Revlon- Siren
Sally Hanson- Mellow Yellow

To create this i first painted my nails white then painted a stripe of each colour on a makeup sponge before applying it to my nails.

This aztec design i've done on my nails before but in black and white and I can't remember where I saw a picture of it but again this is not my own design.
To Create this I used 2 Barry M Gelly Hi Shine polishes in the colours "Lychee" and "Greenberry". I used a nail striper and dipped it into the green to create the pattern.

Lasr but not least I finally mastered the art of water marbelling! This is the first time I've done it successfully and I'm so happy with it! I get so excited looking at my nails!
The nail polishes I used are Maybelline Color Show: Cool blue, O.P.I: Yoga-ta get this blue

So which ones your favourite?
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Hope you are all having a fantastic day!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Purple Paradise

Hello lovelies

Last night I was playing around with my make up and I really liked what came out of out so I'm going to share that with you today! I did a post on Selena Gomez's makeup from her come and get it video and that went down really well so this is very similar!

Rimmel Wake me up Foundation: Ivory
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: Translucent
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer: Fair
Nars Bronzer: Laguna
Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Virgin (used as highlight)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Buck (eyebrows)
NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil: Milk
Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Omen, Half Truth, Vanilla, Foxy
L'oreal superliner blackbuster intense
No.7 Stay Perfect Mascara: Black
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner: Black, Nude

Rimmel lipstick: Airy Fairy
Miss guided lipgloss: Peach

I applied my concealer first, I've recently discovered this is the best way for me to hide all my blemishes to get the most flawless finish I can. I then applied a thin layer of foundation before setting it with powder.
For my eyes i applied the nyx jumbo pencil as a base and also to really make the colours pop especially the colour omen. Omen is a beautiful purlple with some pink in it from the 15th wedding anniversary Urban Decay Palette (Swatches here). I put this all over my lid then using Half truth another colour from the palette in my crease and under the lower lashline. In the inner corners i used Vanilla and as a highlight I used Foxy from the Naked 2 Palette as it is a matte finish.
I filled my eyebrows in just a little using the eyesahdow buck from the Naked Palette before using the L'oreal liquid eyeliner to create a thin line with a small flick.
I used rimmel scandaleyes eyeliner in black to tightline my eyes and use the eyeliner in the shade nude to line my waterline. I used No.7 Stay Perfect mascara in Black which is currently one of my favourites for long eyelashes.
To finish off the face I used Nars laguna bronzer all over to add some colour back without using colour and highlighting with Urban Decay eyeshadow Virgin.
I then applied my rimmel lipstick with miss guided lipgloss on top for a nice neutral lip to finish everything off.

I love this make up, I can't wait to have a party I can wear it to! Hope you liked this kind of post and if you'd like to see more in this style let me know!

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For all Urban decay eyeshadow swatches click here
Selena Gomez Come and Get it make up Click Here
Last post, High School Prom Click Here

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

High School Prom

Hello lovelies!

Last Friday night was my prom, the last night my school year was going to be all together. It was really bittersweet.

I just really wanted to write a post about my night for you all.
Prom is something I have looked forward too since I can remember so It was hard to believe it was actually happening.

On the day of prom i was actually haing a down day-when everything just feels horrible. As a result I never felt that excited, In fact I could hardly be bothered going which really upset me.
I went to the hair dressers first and Had my hair in big curls with the front pinned back. When I got home my mum told me that she thought I would've got something more special done and that i could of easily done that myself. Due to the mood I was in the tears started.
I was so upset my mum didn't like my hair and I was already having a day where I didn't feel pretty. Getting ready was not off to a good start.
I soldiered on though and did my make which I recreated for you so you can see a picture. I did mean to take them while I was getting ready but like I said I was grumpy.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation: Rose Ivory
Collection lasting perfection concealer: Light
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: Translucent
NYX powder blush: peach
Urban Decay eye shadow: Midnight Cowgirl, Gravity, Zephyr
L'oreal Telescopic Mascara: Black
Clinique Chubby Stick: Watermelon
NYX lipgloss: Beige


My dress is from coast
Earrings are from Accessorize
Bracelet is Giorgio Martello
Shoes and Bag from Next

In the end I had a great night. 
I went to my friends for champagne and to get in the cars. And down to the harbour for photographs. 
When we arrived we had more pictures taken and a glass of cava before our meal. 
The meal was great and the yearbook awards were announced. I didn't win my award though! I was up for biggest drama queen..
There was more pictures and we did chinese lanterns which was absolutely beautiful. All in all it was great night with everyone I have spent the last 6 years of my life with.

Here are more pictures of my night. Prom was a great ending to my school life and it was great sharing it with everyone in my year. There are so many people I'm going to miss and so much about school in general I will miss but we all have to move forward. I have some wonderful memories of school and i am sad it's come to an end but I am looking forward to making new ones at university.

Me in my garden before I left home

 My friend ella and I
 Claire and I
 My group of friends
Jess, me, Sam, Claire and Ella
 The Focus RS crew
Sam, Ella, Jess, Claire, Me, Fiona and Laura
 Us all in front of the three cars
 Our usual dancing photo. Sam, Claire, Me, Laura and Laura
 Sam, Claire and I
 Best friends since primary! Lauren and I
 Samantha and I
 We survived higher Art together! Kirsty and I
 Me, Ella and Jessica
 The 5 of us. I love this photo
 The beautiful sky!
Chinese lanterns, photo creds to Amy for this beautiful photo

Hope your all having a wonderful day! Have you been dreaming of prom since you were little?

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Best Day

Hello beautiful people

Today is an absolutely beautiful day so I'm sitting out in the garden with my dog for company as I write this.
Tuesday was another gorgeous day like today and me and my friends went along to Aberdour beach and It was really the best day of this year for me.
It was so simple and relaxed, only cost us the bus fares but I had so much fun just being in the company with some of the people that mean the most to me.
We went to the beach had a picnic of lots of different food and then at night we went round to a friends house and sat in the garden with aftersun and had a few drinks. It was the perfect day.
It was really the beginning of summer for us all because that was the last exam day for my friends. It made it extra special plus it is our last summer together before a lot of change. We are all heading our separate ways come September so we are really trying to made this summer one to remember.

Here are some pictures from our day

What I really am trying to say is cherish your time with your friends because inevitably you go your separate ways and although you may stay in touch and stay best friends, everything still does change and it's no longer realistic that you'll see them everyday.

Hope you all have a fabby dabby day!

Monday, 3 June 2013

May Favourites!

Hello lovelies
Time for my May favourites! I don't think I've done a favourites post before!


Here are all my beauty favs for the past month!
For nail polish I have picked Seche Vite top coat, Bikini So Tini from Essie and Fairy Dust from China Glaze. I got these in Florida and have just been absolutely loving them. Featured in this Haul with prices etc.
I have one skincare item which is my clinique moisturiser. I got this about 3 months ago and it really has made a huge difference to my skin. Definitely would like to try some more clinique skincare products.
For my Eyeshadow I have my beloved Naked 2 Palette. I have loved this ever since I got it in January. The colours are so beautifully pigmented and perfect for any look. Swatches here.
I have my rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Nude. I love putting this on my waterline. I literally use this everyday I wear makeup.
I then have 2 of the Maybelline Color Tattoos in Bad to the Bronze and Barley Branded. I have worn one of these two almost everyday since I got them. They are feature in this haul which has prices and where I got them along with the next few items. They are just beautiful as bases or on their on. Bad to the Bronze is a lovely neutral bronze and Barley Branded is a gorgeous champagne colour.
For lips my two favourites have been the L'oreal color riche in 172 Blushing Sequin and Maybelline Babylips in Cherry Me. They colours are quite similar in the swatch picture below but on the lips Blushing Sequin is a very wearable bright pink because of it's slight sheer glossy finish and Cherry Me is a sheer red.
I've also been loving NYX blusher in Peach, It just gives a beautiful flush to the cheeks and Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara. One of my favourite mascaras I've ever tried, it just makes my eyelashes look long and voluminous with zero clumping!
I find it really difficult to find foundations I like but this month I have found two! Rimmel Wake me up foundation is great for every day and is a very reasonable price and Laura Mercier is a pricey foundation but perfect for high coverage and for special occasions.

Rimmel Eyeliner in Nude
Maybelline Color Tattoo: Bad to the Bronze
                                             Barley Branded
NYX Blusher in Peach
This picture is definitely upside down but never mind!
On the left is Maybelline Babylips in Cherry Me 
On the right is L'oreal Color Riche in Blushing Sequin

All three Nail Polishes Together. 3 Coats on Bikini So Tini (could get away with 2) 1 coat of Fairy Dust and a coat of Seche Vite.


For my sort of Fashion Favourties I have my white converses. I got these in Florida and I've never owned converse before but I am in Love! They are so comfortable and go with everything!
My shorts from Asda. I LOVE these. They were so cheap but I wore them all the time when I was in Florida and I'm not usually a shorts kinda girl like I usually don't even take any shorts!
Lastly is This Necklace from Forever 21

Finally my other favourite is my Dog <3
Max is 7 years old and is a beautiful Golden cocker Spaniel who never lost his puppy cuteness! Isn't he just adorable. I always wonder if other people think he's as cute as I do or if i'm just biased!

Sunbathing in the garden together. Best Buds!

Hope you all had an amazing May! It was probably my favourite Month of the year so far and here's to a healthy happy amazing June!