Month: March 2017

GRWM-Makeup Routine 


Hope you’re all having a good day? So today I’d thought i’d share with you, my makeup routine when I’ve got a bit more time, (If you would be interested in seeing my 5 Minute Makeup, let me know).

Before & After


List Of Products Used

  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 08
  • Rimmel 1000 Kisses Contouring Lip Pencil -011 Spice
  • Fan Brush
  • Ted Baker liquid Highlighter
  • Sleek Solstice highlighting Pallete
  • No7 Blusher Brush
  • Sleek Blush by 3 Pallette – Lace 367
  • Real Techniques Contouring Brush
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder
  • Beauty Blender
  • Maybelline Super Stay 24 Makeup Setting Spray
  • Revlon Photo Ready 3D Volume – Black
  • Avon Super Shock Gel Eyeliner Pencil – Black
  • Benefit They’re real Push-Up Liner
  • UCS Smokey Eye Brush Set
  • I Heart Makeup Salted Caramel  Eyeshadow Pallete
  • No7 Powder Brush
  • Loreal Infallible 24H Matte Powder – 123 Warm Vanilla
  • Maybeline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Light
  • Morphe buffing Brush – M439
  • Loreal Inffalible 24H Foundation -200 Golden Sands
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation -10 limpide Nude Intensity  5
  • Boots Botanics Super Balm
  • Along Came Betty Primer – Unavailable now



  • First of all  i applied a pea-sized amount of primer to my face using my fingers.
  • I then applied The Super Balm to my lips.
  •  Then i put a little amount of both foundations on to the back of my hand and mixed them together, i then applied and buffed the foundation into my skin using the Morphe Brush.
  •   I then drawed a triangle under my eyes, a line down the middle of my nose and 3 lines on my chin using the concealer.
  • I then set the concealer, using the powder & the powder brush. I then let this bake while i do my eyes.


  • I then apply a mixture of the two burgundy color eyeshadows into the eyelid crease using my angled eyeshadow brush.
  • I then applied a dark brown color eyeshadow into the corner of my eyes & lower lash line.
  • I then apply a mixture of the two lightest colors all over my eyelid and then blend, blend, blend the eyeshadows together.


  • I then applied the Benefit Liquid eyeliner to line my upper lash line and attempted to wing it.
  • I then applied the gel eyeliner to my lower lash line.
  • I finished my eyes by applying the mascara to my upper & lower lashes.


  • I then spray my beauty blender, with the setting spray & blend the concealer in.
  • I then apply the hoola bronzer into the hollows of my cheeks, temples of my forehead & Jawline using the contour brush.
  • I then blend, blend, blend, to make sure there are no harsh lines, (or as we call them up north, no slag lines).


  • I then run my blusher brush through all 3 of the blushes & apply to the apples of my cheeks.
  • I then take my liquid highlighter and apply like pictured & then dab into skin using my beauty blender.
  • I then set this by using the 3 powder highlighters from my solstice pallete and apply using the fan brush.


  • i then line my lips with the lip liner and then apply the lipstick.

Voila the finsished Face.


Looking for eye-shadow pallete recommendations which ones better the two- faced semi-sweet chocolate bar or the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Pallete ? 

What's In My Bag 

These posts are one of my favourite things to watch & read in the bloggersphere, because well I like been a nosy parker. So I thought I’d share with you lucky readers, what’s in my bag.

My current bag that I’m using quite a lot at the moment is this black western buckle backpack (primark). I like using this bag as it’s quite spacious, big enough for my stuff and been a mummy I can fit some baby essentials in aswell. It’s also easy to carry, seen as it goes on my back leaving me hands free to carry the baby, or push a pram. It also goes with nearly all of my outfits, plus it looks more expensive than it’s £9 price tag.


  • Umberella – An umberella is an essential in any British handbag, as you never know when there’s gunna be a sudden downpour. I love the see through design of this umberella, plus it matches my pram’s raincover (completely unintentional).
  • Notebook & Pen – I’ve started to carry a notebook & pen around as I never know where I’m gunna get inspiration from, or I’ll suddenly remember that I need to pay a bill, been a adult sucks sometimes.
  • Sunglasses 😎 just because who doesn’t love sunglasses. Great for hiding hangovers or more recently hiding the bags under my eyes.
  • Passport cover & passport – I need to carry this around to purchase alcohol and other age restricted items, as I was blessed with a baby face.
  • Leather Gloves 
  • Purse – the most essential item of them all. This purse is big enough to carry my cards and money which is mainly change at the moment.
  • Dummy – been a mummy I learnt the hard way that it’s essential to carry spare dummies with you. A tantrum in Tesco ensured that I never forget now to carry a spare.

I tend not to carry any of my expensive makeup in my handbag as I’m very clumsy and would have a meltdown if it broke.

  • Makeup Bag – this little red bag from No7 was a Christmas gift from my sister & it’s just the right size to hold all of my essentials
  • Makeup brushes – just a powder brush and a blusher brush.
  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • Cream blusher
  • Mascara
  • Lip balm
  • Eyeliner
  • Highlighter
  • Lipsticks – a nude one and a rosy pink colour.
  • Baubles & hairgrips
  • Hand cream
  • Nail file

I also carry in my handbag, a fold up mirror, hand sanitizer and a jack wills body spray.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s day here in the UK is less than a week away (SUNDAY 26th MARCH) , so i thought i’d share a blog post full with gift inspiration. From mothers, grandmothers and mummy’s to be, and to suit all budgets. I’m especially excited this year as its my first mothers day as a mummy.

skin Care

Estee Lauder Beautiful Skin Essentials: Global Anti-Aging

Estee Lauder beautiful Skin Essentials: Global Anti-Ageing – £68

No7 Restore and Renew Collection

No 7 Restore & Renew Collection – £45

L'Oreal Paris Age perfect mothers day coffret

L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Mothers Day Coffret -£15


Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Gift Set

Yves Saint Laurent Touch Eclat Gift Set -£25.50

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Daytime Chic Look

Charlotte Tilbury Quick & Easy Daytime Chic Look – £55


No7 Indulgence Collection

No 7 Indulgence Collection – £25

Cussons Mum & Me Gift Pack

Cussons Mum & me Gift Set – £8

Sanctuary With Love Mother's Day Gift

Sanctuary With Love Mothers Day Gift – £22

Ted Baker Kit for a Queen Gift

Ted Baker Kit For a Queen Gift Set -£25


Buckley London Linked With Love

Buckley London Linked With Love -£25

Pandora Maternal Love Bracelet & Charm Set – £160


Landon Tyler three wick candle vintage blooms

Landon Tyler 3 Wick Candle -£14

Jo Malone London Lime basil & mandarin home candle

Jo Malone Candle -£44

Prices are correct at time of publishing.  Nicolle X