Sunday, 29 November 2015

Christmas Decorations!!

You lucky devils have got two posts from me this week. It must be coming up to Christmas or something!! If you want to see my other post this week (Christmas and Winter look) click here.
So in this post I am going to be showing you how our house is decorated for Christmas.

I thought this was the best place to start: a selfie of me getting in the Christmas spirit :-)!! 
It is not one of my favourite selfies that I have ever took but it is not one of my worst. Oh, and it doesn't have a filter on it.

This is our Christmas tree. Unfortunately, it is not a real one and I really like the smell of real ones. It is still really nice. 
The colour scheme for the tree is red, silver and green. I snuck in two little baubles which I liked; they were a Minnie and Mickey Mouse.

Underneath the tree, we put fake presents underneath to give it a homely feel. Once we begin receiving presents off friends and family we put the presents under here so they are all in one place. We will then sort them out into who's is who on Christmas Eve so in the morning, we don't have to mess around with presents and we can just open them.

Finally, we have this little countdown chimney which I love. You pull out the stick to reveal what the date is and then Santa travels down the chimney. Every 
year, I have to put this out because it is like one of my favourite things. 

There is more decorations we put up but I didn't want to bore you with all my descriptions and bad quality pictures. 
I hope you have enjoyed looking at how I decorate the house for the Christmas season. We still have a couple more decorations to put up such as lights so I may put up a mid-week post of them.
In the comments, I would like you to write what you put up for Christmas. 

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Christmas and Winter Look

With today being exactly 1 month until Christmas, I thought this was the perfect time to tell you my go to Winter/Christmas look. What I wear make-up wise on Christmas day is usually similar to what I wear throughout Winter so that is why I am putting both together.

1) I've never worn foundation so I only use a concealer. The concealer which I use all year round is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the colour Fair (the lightest shade there is). This is an amazing concealer which is very easy and simple to blend with your fingers or a brush. Personally, I prefer using a brush because it is less messy.

2) I then apply my bronzer, blush and highlighter from my Tanya Burr Rosy Flush cheek palette. The bronzer in this palette is a perfect match for my skin tone. Naturally, I have pink cheeks so blush doesn't usually work successfully with me because it looks like I've been smacked around the face, however, with this blush, that doesn't happen because it is a light pink. I had never used a highlighter before, but the highlighter in this palette is amazing and gives a really nice shine to the skin.

3) The look I go for has a heavy focus on the lips so when it comes to the eyes I use a very pale brown but with more mascara than I would use if I had done a smokey eye or there was more colour on my eye. The eyeshadow I use comes from the new palette from Maybelline called 'The Nude Palette'. The mascara I use also comes from Maybelline and it's called 'Lash Sensational'. Maybelline have amazing products especially in the eye area.

4) Finally, the lips. I go for a red lip and the lipstick I use is the Rimmel Kate Moss 107. I never used to use red lipsticks, but then I found this one and it was one of the best discoveries I have ever made in the make-up world. I would say that a red lip can make any make-up look!

Usually, my outfit would consist of three colours: black, white and grey. I hope you have enjoyed this post and it has given you and idea about what you might want to wear for the Winter and Christmas period. Please comment below what you wear during Winter and Christmas because I would like to know what you like to wear during Winter and Christmas..

Sunday, 1 November 2015

October Favourites

As you may know, today is November 1st so that means an October favourites!! A lot of the favourites are actually taken from my Superdrug and Lush haul (last post) and I have used them in the past few days. I would just like to apologize for the quality of the photos because they were taken on my iPod touch which is like 4 years old.

Firstly is my Rimmel Kate Moss 107. I tried this yesterday so it just slips into October! I'm not the best at applying dark lipsticks so a red one gets very messy. To try and prevent this, I use a lip brush but doing this doesn't give the colour the boldness it deserves. i try and go over it without the brush put then I have to wipe it off because it goes everywhere and I have to start again. If anybody has any tips on how to apply red lipstick SUCCESSFULLY, please could you leave them in the comments below as you would be a real help!! On the other hand, this is such a nice and soothing lipstick especially if you use a lip balm before hand.

Next is my Sleek MakeUP brushes. As you can tell, they are not in the best condition and they need a really good clean but that's because they are my only makeup brushes and I use them constantly. From left to right they are: blusher brush, powder brush, foundation brush, eyeshadow brush, eye contour brush, lip brush. I am absolutely in love with these brushes because they apply easily and are soft on the skin (which I think is a bonus :))! I would recommend these brushes if you are beginning in makeup.

I heard everybody raging about this mascara so I instantly thought 'I need to buy this'. I grabbed it when I saw it and put it in my basket. I now understand why everyone was so excited about this. It isn't heavy on the eyes nor does it clump together. It really opens up you eyes and makes them stand out. I have blue eyes and it really emphasis the colour of them whilst wearing any eyeshadow. If you are looking for a new mascara BUY THIS!!!

I needed a new eyeshadow palette and I had seen this on Instagram. This has every nude colour you need in LIFE! My favourite colours from this eyeshadow palette are the gold ones (fourth from the left on the top and third from the left on the bottom). I love a gold shimmery eye with lots of mascara, a subtle cheek and a nude lip. I would love to do a smokey eye but I haven't mastered them yet so I need to practice a little more to perfect it.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and it has given you some insight into what I like and maybe it has given you some ideas on what you might want to purchase in the future. Please comment below your opinions on this post and if you would like me to do a November favourites. I appreciate all of your comments!!