Wednesday, 23 December 2015

What I love about Christmas

With Christmas being only 2 days away I wanted to share with you a quick post about why I love Christmas. I think we all, more or less, enjoy that festive time of year. When I reached my early 20s I wasn't too crazy about Christmas to be honest, for me it was just lots shopping, cleaning, cooking and I was bored of it. But the older I get, and especially now having my own kids, the more Christmas has his magic back and I'm so happy about it.


Monday, 21 December 2015

NYE party dresses

Happy Monday all! We've officially started Christmas week and that makes me really happy and excited despite me and my younger son fighting nasty cold, hopefully we'll recover on time to fully enjoy the festivities. Today I decided to break form my usual beauty talk as I've been trying to find the perfect dress for the New Year's Eve party and thought I would share with you my top picks. If you're anything like me and shop for your outfits in the last minutes then this post might be helpful for you :)

NYE party dresses


Friday, 18 December 2015

Makeup look: Christmas Day/party glam

With Christmas Day being exactly one week from today I decided to share with you the makeup look I will be most likely wearing that day. And it's a classic look with red lips playing the main role, I know, you've seen hundreds of those looks but I feel like Christmas just calls for sparkly eyes and red lips. Don't you think?
I have created rather Christmassy look a few weeks ago using Urban Decay Vice 4 palette (review) with quite bold, green eye makeup and red lips (check it out here) but today my eyes are neutral and the focus is on the red lipstick I'm wearing. The classic Hollywood glam look.

Christmas Day/party glam makeup look

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Get your skin party ready

With the festive season upon us and many parties, dinners to attend I'm sure all of us want to look our best. We spend hours choosing the perfect outfit, styling our hair, painting our nails and doing makeup. We want our skin to look youthful, glowing and like after a pampering visit to a SPA. But I'm sure that with all the expenses of Christmas shopping not many of us can afford expensive facials at this time of year. So why not do it at home, with the products we already have, in the comfort of our bathroom/bedroom. Nothing will beat a consistent good skincare routine but everyone will benefit from some extra pampering session. I do this normally once a week but if I have some party or special event in plans I'm bond to do this three steps routine the day before to be sure that my skin looks its best, smoother, brighter and glowing.

Get your skin party ready products

Monday, 14 December 2015

Festive red lips and nails

There is something very glamorous and festive about red lips and nails and as we have approached that time of year of Christmas parties I've decided to share with you my favourite red lipsticks and nail polishes that look very much Christmassy in my opinion. I wasn't a fan of red lip products until some time last year but now I'm loving them, especially for those times when I want to look and feel glamorous. There is something fabulous about wearing red lipstick, it makes you feel confident, powerful, classy and sexy. You just need to find the right shade and formula to feel comfortable wearing it. As for the nails, most of you probably agree, that red nail polish adds glamour to any outfit.

Festive red lips and nails

Friday, 11 December 2015

Makeup through the decades #7 - 1980s, collaboration with Angela from Chocolate and Lipstick

Don't we just love the 80s?! How colourful and crazy was that era?! Everything, from fashion and hair to makeup, was over the top, bold and daring. And I might be old and in minority but I just love 80s music :) Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Wham!, The Police, Europe, Queen, Bon Jovi and many more!
Even though I was growing up in 80s I was still too young to fully follow the fashion trends but I do remember them and while they make us laugh nowadays, you can't deny that they will be forever very characteristic to that decade.
Today's post is a collaboration with my blogging buddy Angela from Chocolate and Lipstick who created an awesome 80s makeup look inspired by the fabulous Cyndi Lauper, check out her post.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Splurge or save #4 Too Faced 'Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar' palette vs Makeup Revolution 'Salted Caramel'

Ever since falling in love with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette some time last year, I knew I want to get the Semi-Sweet palette and was waiting patiently for it to be available in UK. When it finally was I hesitated, you know, the normal feeling of remorse of having too many eyeshadow palettes, but I could not stop thinking of this palette, (nothing hunts us more then the things we didn't buy, right?), so when Debenhams was running an offer of 20% off beauty I didn't wait any longer and bought the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette to complete the family :)
Around the same time Makeup Revolution released a few new eyeshadow palettes including the Salted Caramel palette which looked just like the perfect 'dupe' for the Too Faced offering. And we all know that Makeup Revolution is really good at bringing alternatives of much more expensive products soI just had to buy their palette. I thought it would be a great idea to compare both palettes to see if it's better to splurge on the Too Faced one or safe with the Makeup Revolution (check my comparison post on the original Chocolate Bar palette vs Makeup Revolution).
I have tested both palettes against each other for a few weeks and I'm ready to share with you my thoughts.
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar vs Makeup Revolution Salted Cramel

Monday, 7 December 2015

Christmas beauty gifts - my picks

Seeing as Christmas is less then 3 weeks away and everyone is gift shopping, I've decided to share with you my beauty gifts picks, something you can get for your beauty obsessed friend or perhaps for yourself, there's no better time then Christmas and birthday to spoil yourself :) As a beauty junkie I love receiving anything beauty related and here I gathered products that would make lovely gifts and ones I'd love to find under my Christmas tree.

Beauty gifts under £30

Beauty Gift Picks - under £30

Friday, 4 December 2015

Freedom Makeup & House of Glamdolls 'Vintage Doll Look' palette - review and makeup look

If you're a fan of Freedom Makeup (the sister brand of Makeup Revolution) then you know that they teamed up with House of Glamdolls, London based makeup school with the talented makeup artist David Horne as the main tutor, and offered short makeup courses which I was lucky to attend one of them (read about my experience here). Recently Freedom Makeup in collaboration with House of Glamdolls launched 4 new makeup palettes with different themes. I was kindly sent the Vintage Doll Look palette (£8)* and decided to share with you my thoughts on it and makeup look I created using it.

Freedom Makeup & House of Glamdolls 'Vintage Doll Look' palette

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Trialling some skincare products from Freedom Makeup

Freedom Makeup, the sister brand of Makeup Revolution, has recently launched lots of new products (check my review of their contour kit) including some skincare. When I was kindly sent a few samples I was excited to try them but also a bit apprehensive because very affordable skincare products don't seem to work well for my 36 years old skin. But I was pleasantly surprised, so after trialling these products for over 3 weeks I'm ready to share with you my thoughts on them.

Freedom Makeup Glycolic Glow Tonic

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Christmas giveaway!

Happy 1st of December all! Christmas is just around the corner and I've decided to host a little giveaway to thank you all for your lovely support, it means a lot to me that you follow and read my blog and always leave nice comments. With the festive spirit I want to send one of you a Christmas present.
There are lots of amazing Holidays beauty sets but I wanted to give one of you something I know it's really great and I personally love. I chose the beautiful Trust in Love eyeshadow palette set by Stila, (check my review), because I think it would appeal to most of you and it is truly gorgeous :)
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