Monday, 29 December 2014

#Makeup Monday - New Year's Eve party dramatic eyes makeup look

Welcome back to my blog after a short break :) Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of lovely gifts! I certainly did! Now it's time to get ready for the New Year's Eve party! Even though this year we are staying at home with some friends to welcome the New Year I still want to take the opportunity to look glamorous because if that night is not the perfect occasion to do so than I don't know what is :)
I decided to focus my makeup look on eyes and keep the rest of my face quite nude.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Dear readers and blogging friends!

I just want to thank you for your kind support over the past months, for reading my blog, taking the time to comment and being so lovely to me. I appreciate you all so much!

Considering it's Christmas Eve today I wish you all Happy Christmas!
Have an amazing time with your loved ones, eat lots, be merry and I hope you will find lovely presents under your Christmas tree!

I will be back soon with new posts so stay tuned but in the meantime enjoy your Holidays!

Lots of love

Monday, 22 December 2014

Manicure Monday #27 Sparkly nails

Welcome to the last Manicure Monday post before Christmas! Wow! Where the year has gone!
This time I wanted to create an effect of falling snow on my nails but as I didn't found any white glitter in my collection I used silver instead and while the final effect doesn't resemble snow it looks very Christmas-y and festive and I love it.
I used a lovely nude shade 'Almond' by BarryM as my base colour and then I applied very thin layers of glitter (Ciate 'Locket') to achieve a gradient effect.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Makeup Revolution 'Girl Panic' eye shadow palette - review and swatches

makeup Revolution Girl Panic palette
Makeup Revolution has become my favourite budget brand when it comes to eye shadow palettes, their quality is really good, especially for the price. On top of that they release new palettes every couple of months and the eye shadow palette - addict in me can satisfy the growing appetite for new palettes without ruining my bank account balance :)
Today I am reviewing one of the latest eye shadow palettes from Makeup Revolution called 'Girl Panic' (£6) which is named after the Duran Duran song, I believe :)

Friday, 19 December 2014

Holiday festive makeup look #4 Sparkly eyes and berry lips

Today I'm sharing with you 4th and last before Christmas festive makeup look. I've been enjoying so much creating these kind of posts that I might actually make it a weekly feature on my blog :)
I can't believe that next week we'll be after Christmas Day already! Hope you're all having fun getting ready for the most magical time of the year. I certainly am!
Today's makeup is softer and more subtle than the previous ones but still looks elegant and festive with sparkly eyes.
To create my eye makeup I decided to use this time a budget friendly eye shadow palette from Makeup Revolution called 'Death by Chocolate'. I reviewed this palette a few months ago and this post has been my most viewed one with nearly 4000 views which is absolutely crazy considering how little my blog is. So thinking that many of you might have this palette or think of buying it I created the makeup look using it.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Manicure Monday #26 Christmas red

Models Own Diamond Luxe Marquise Maroon
December and particularly Christmas is the time of the year when I reach for red nail polish quite often. It's such a classic, glamour colour and just perfect for the Holidays, just like the red lipstick. I have a few red nail polishes in my collection and I wasn't planning on buying any more but then I came across the Models Own stand in Superdrug and saw the range of the Diamond Luxe nail polishes (apparently they contain real diamond dust) and just couldn't leave without the shade called Marquise Maroon :)
For me it's a Christmas in a nail polish! 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

15 Festive Favourites Tag

I can't believe there is less than 2 weeks to Christmas, the magical time of the year! I love the build-up to Christmas with everyone getting excited for the Holidays, all the parties, shopping, Christmas markets, the whole festivity.
So when I was tagged to do this 15 Festive Favourites tag I knew I will take part as it is so much fun and doing it just put me in a great mood :)
Thank you to Brenda, Alexandra and Jenny for tagging me! Please, check blogs of these gorgeous ladies if you don't follow them already, as they are fabulous.

Let's start with the tag then!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Holiday Festive makeup look #3 Purple smokey eyes

Today I want to share with you another makeup look which is definitely one for a party or an evening out as the eyes are quite dramatic. For my eyes I used Too Faced 'Chocolate Bar' palette which is my new favourite eye shadow palette ( review here). Because the eyes are on the dark side I kept the makeup of the rest of my face pretty natural.
Here's what I used for the whole makeup look.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Too Faced 'Chocolate Bar' Palette - review and swatches

If you've seen my Christmas wish list you know that one of the gifts on it was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. I had wanted to have it for so long but the price tag of £45 was putting me off. A few weeks ago Debenhams had 10% off of beauty and that's when I convinced my husband he should get me this palette as my Christmas present. And so he did :)
But as I am very impatient creature, I wasn't able to wait till Christmas to start playing with this beauty so here I am, reviewing the Chocolate Bar palette after couple of weeks of using it.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Manicure Monday #25 Silver glitter

Last Saturday we had a Christmas dinner with our friends so my nails had to be festive :) As I accessorised my outfit with silver jewellery I wanted my nails to match that but at the same time I didn't like them all to be silver so I paired these two gorgeous nail polishes together: Essie 'Ssssexy' and Ciate 'Locket'.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Holiday Festive makeup look #2 Peacock eyes

I'm coming back today with another festive makeup look, this time is one definitely for a party or an evening out. I used again the Too Faced 'Everything Nice' palette because I'm obsessed with it but also, because it has this gorgeous teal/emerald shade that I wanted to use on my eyes. As the eyes are quite bold I kept the makeup of the rest of my face rather nude.
So here's what I used to create my party look.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Meet Anna - NARS Audacious Lipstick

I don't think NARS Audacious Lipsticks need any introduction at all, if you're a regular reader of beauty blogs you've certainly seen reviews of those lipsticks, you even might have some already in your collection or at least on your wish list :)
I had wanted one of the NARS Audacious Lipstick basically since their launch and after reading so many rave reviews I was just waiting for the opportunity to see them in the shop and to choose the shade. Unfortunately where I live we don't have Selfridges, or SpaceNK and getting anything from NARS is pretty much an online experience. So I was looking at the swatches online and decided that shade called Anna will be the perfect one for my everyday, kind of nude, lipstick. But that particular shade was only available on SpaceNK website and I refused to pay £5 delivery charge for one lipstick which is already expensive on its own. And then one day I was searching the website, just like you do, and noticed that they were having free delivery on all orders, you can't imagine my excitement when I finally ordered the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna :)

Monday, 1 December 2014

Manicure Monday #24 Festive purple

For this week's manicure I've chosen this gorgeous deep, muted purple shade from Essie called 'Damsel in a dress'. The colour is beautiful on its own but to make it more festive looking I applied BarryM 'Crystal Glaze' glitter on top which looks quite peachy coral in the bottle but one coat of it is really transparent with different sizes of foil particles that add a nice subtle sparkle to the nails.
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