Category: Beauty

What I Got For Christmas 2017.

Hi, my beauty’s. Happy New Year!! Hope you all enjoyed Christmas if you celebrate it and if not hope you enjoyed the break. I love reading what I got for Christmas and Birthday posts. I know there’s a love-hate relationship with them as there can be seen as bragging but personally, I see it as more sharing the love for your gifts and showing appreciation. I was so spoilt and lucky this year to receive many beautiful gifts from family. I am truly grateful to you all for the presents that you chose and it just shows that you know me well. So thank you again. I just want to say for me Christmas isn’t about just presents, but spending time with loved ones and am grateful that I get to do that.

Dune Red Crossbody bag

So a red bag was on my Christmas list and I wasn’t disappointed when received This beauty as it’s the perfect red colour, spacious and feels good quality and looks more expensive than it’s price-tag.

Red Suedette Gloves

Another item that was on my list was a pair of red gloves, if you haven’t noticed by now (if you follow my blog or on social media) I love Red. These gloves are touch-screen compatible because of theirs nothing worse than having to remove your gloves so you can answer that call.

River Island Red Purse.

I love this purse I was so happy I received this purse. I actually had my eye on this bag, I didn’t know there had the purse. It’s a high-quality purse feels expensive and looks expensive. I just love it.

Skinnydip Mojito Crossbody Bag

This bag is just me!!! I love quirky items like this (I also own a watering can handbag). Mojitos are also one of my favourite cocktails. I can’t wait to use this bag.

Zara pink pom-pom Bag Charm.

I love pink and I love pom-poms so I love this.

Skinnydip pink palm tree bag

How cute is this little bag especially with the palm tree charm. I can’t wait to use it.

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Chip Mug

This item was on my gift guide. It’s even cuter in real life, holds the perfect amount of tea and also looks cute as a brush holder.

Real Techniques Enhanced Eye Set

These brushes have been on my list for a while now so I was so happy when I received these and so far there have not disappointed me.

Zara Grey Pearl Beanie Hat

In case you couldn’t tell I love hats any type of hats, any colour. I can’t wait to wear this and style it.

Grey Fur Ear Muffs

I was complaining that my ears are always cold and hurt in the cold and I always try them on in the shop without buying so I was chuffed when I received these.

Read this If you want to be Instagram Famous book.

Any book that gives tips on how to grow on Instagram is a winner in my eyes. I’m hoping this book will help me grow my Instagram following and give me useful photography tips which I need to work on.

Harry Potter Shirt and Short Pj set

I got over 6 pairs of PJs for Christmas. Believe it or not, I spend most of my time in pjs. I also love harry potter and own half of the Primark Harry Potter pj collection.

Tan shearling gloves.

One of my favourite coats that I wear is a tan shearling coat so a pair of gloves to match is great I like to be all matchy-matchy.

Tan shearling Ear-Muffs

Another pair of Ear-muffs to match my gloves and coat.

Morrocan tea glasses

How cute are these glasses featuring a Morrocan print? I don’t drink much green tea (I intend to start)? So so far I’ve been drinking G&T’s and other cocktail concussions from them.

Gold photo frame

This photo frame is a great addition to my other frame I also love the quote that is in the frame “she believed she could so she did. ”

Mustard flower tassel earrings

Expect to see these earrings a lot in the next few months.

Blogging for creatives book

I can’t wait to read this and learn more about blogging and improve my blog.

River Island lace-up vinyl boots

I love these boots I can’t wait to wear them so expect to see them on here soon.

Dune Black rose embroidered tote bag

This bag featured in my gift guide and the Other half must have read my blog and got me it (he’s a good un). I’ve used this bag nonstop since Christmas. It’s the perfect size for carrying my essentials and looks really expensive.

Zara black & white checked blanket scarf

Who doesn’t love a blanket scarf? Their come in really handy and can be used for a variety of things. I love the feel of this one and can’t wait to use it.

Thanks for Reading

Nicolle 💋

GRWM – A festive Makeup look

Hiya my beauty’s, hope you all had a good Christmas and enjoyed spending time with family. I originally planned on writing this post before Christmas but I took an extended break to enjoy spending time with family and a break from social media. It’s a while since I last did a GRWM post so I thought what a better time to do one than during the festive period and show what my typical makeup looks like over the festive period. It wouldn’t be a festive makeup look without gold eyeshadow and a red lip.

The base

  • After applying my cleanser, toner and moisturiser, I apply a pea-sized amount of the Rimmel lasting finish primer to my skin using my fingers.
  • I then use the Rimmel lasting finish skin perfecting full coverage foundation in 201 classic beige. I apply this using 1 or 2 pumps on back of my hand and buff into my skin using the MORPHE M439 brush.
  • I then apply the Maybelline Eraser eye concealer in light in a triangle under both eyes, 3 lines on the chin and a line down the nose and across the forehead. I then blend in using my real techniques buffing brush.
  • I then set this the L’Oréal infallible matte powder by applying this using the No7 powder brush.

The contour and blush

  • I apply my St Moritz bronzing powder in light using a kabuki brush. I apply this by doing a figure of 3 starting on the forehead then the cheeks and the jawline on each side, apply where the sun would naturally hit your face).
  • I then apply the Rimmel contour stick in medium using the contour side along the hollows of my cheek and the sides of my forehead and buff it in using the Real Techniques contour brush. To make the contour more prominent I also apply the benefit hoola bronzer in the same way.
  • I then apply the I Heart blush in blushing hearts to the apple of my cheeks using the No7 blusher brush.

The highlight

  • I first apply the MUA Luxe Strobe and glow highlight kit Creme with my fingers to the tops of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, brow bones and my Cupid’s bow and buff in with my buffing brush.
  • I then apply the Sleek Solstice highlighting kit using all 3 powder shades I apply with a fan brush to my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, brow bones and cupid’s bow.

The Eyes

  • First I prime my lids using Maybelline’s colour tattoo eyeshadow creme in eternal gold to my eyelid using an eyeshadow sponge applicator.
  • I then apply the two gold shades in the sleek diamonds in the rough eye palette to my eyelids, also using a sponge applicator.
  • I then applied the orange and purpley shade from the smash box ablaze cover shot palette to my crease using a crease eye brush and then blended using a blender eye brush.
  • For the eyeliner, I drew a winged line on the eyelid using the NYX epic ink liner in black and lined the bottom with the Stila smudge-stick in Lionfish.
  • I then apply Maybelline great lash mascara to my eyelashes after the first coat has dried I then apply the Avon big lash mascara to make my eyelashes more voluminous and longer.
  • For my eyebrows, I use the Rimmel eyebrow pencil in black/brown to fill in the sparse areas in my eyebrows and set with the Rimmel brow this way styling gel in clear.

Lips

  • After apply lip balm, I apply the Sleek VIP lipstick in Night Spot to my lips using a No7 lip brush.
  • I then apply the Estée Lauder pure colour envy lipgloss in flirtatious Magneta.

And voila the finished product

November Favourites

Hi my Beauty’s, can you believe we’re now in December and nearly the end of the year? Are you all ready for Christmas or are you like me and left it to last minute? I have a few people still to buy for, do all my wrapping & make Christmas cards. Here are my monthly Favourites.

Fashion

Jumpers

November is officially jumper weather, I loved wearing jumpers last month. Whether it was a light ribbed polo-neck jumper or bodysuit , or thicker woolly jumpers in a range of colours. Jumpers are essential for keeping you warmth in the cold uk weather. My favourite shop for jumpers is definitely primark.

Gloves

It’s officially glove season I rarely leave the house now without gloves, a scarf and a hat. These gloves are not only stylish but keep my fingers warm and toasty in the cold air especially when I have to hold on to the cold pram handles.

Beauty

Natural Classic Henna Hair Treatment Wax Hair Conditioner

Last month I started using this henna hair treatment wax conditioner once a week as my Lush Jasmine & Henna Fluff Ease Hair Mask is running low so I alternate between these two. This one is an absolute steal at £1.99 from bodycare. You apply this hair mask after shampoo and leave on damp hair for 15 – 30 minutes while the steam from the bathroom activates the conditioning process and then rinse off like you would normal conditioner. The tub says the conditioner contains the finest hair ingredients and that if you use regularly it will make hair lustrous and strong. After using I’ve noticed my hair is less brittle, shinier and softer. It also has a nice floral smell.

Barry M fall in love eye palette.

At the beginning of last month I was lucky enough to receive this palette from Barry m along with some other products from their range as a competition prize that I won at the end of October on their Instagram page. (Definitely worth entering competitions) this eye palette contains 10 matte eyeshadows in earthy and sunset hues. The colour payment of the lighter colours in this palette isn’t that great but for £6.49 you can’t complain, as the darker colours in this palette are super pigmented and rival my smash-box ablaze eye palette. The eyeshadow looks you can create with this palette is amazing for the prize. This eyeshadow palette has become one of my go to staples in my everyday makeup.

Lifestyle

Esscence pumkin waffles Scented candle

After reading all the reviews of this candle online, and how it’s a dupe for some of the more expensive candles that are only available in the US i.e. bath & body works. When I was in my local B&M I had to buy this candle to try after smelling it in store I couldn’t wait to get home and burn it. This candle has two wicks and the total burn time is 25 hours. It’s smells like waffles and warm syrup with a vanilla smell. It has a really homely smell.

Glade Warm Winter Hug – apple cinnamon and Nutmeg Wax Melts

These wax melts smell just like that a warm winter hug. As it contains 3 smells that just sum up winter and Christmas, apple, cinnamon and nutmeg. These wax melts when burning release the fragrance for hours and make all your house smell Christmassy (is that even a word)? The smell is not too overpowering and won’t give you an headache like you’ve just walked into the lush shop.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

I love this tv show and can’t recommend this enough to people to watch. It’s always sunny in Philadelphia is set primarily at Paddy’s pub in Philadelphia, and revolves around 5 borderline sociopaths who test the limits of one another and society on a daily basis. This series is definitely one of the funniest I’ve watched in a while. If your easily offended though then this comedy isn’t for you. Think friends cross with the dark humour of family guy. It’s available on Netflix at the moment but I’m unsure for how much longer, so get binge watching.

What were your monthly favourites??

* All opinions and thoughts on products in this post are completely my own.

Thanks for Reading

Nicolle 💋