Sunday, 25 November 2012

♡ Nude Tones ♡

I am in love with all things lace at the moment. Especially black lace. I love the lacey, high neck crop top and I think it would look lovely with my American Apparel Easy Jeans. I'm also lusting over all things nude. Nude and black look beautiful together, even lovelier if there's navy or berry tones thrown in.

❅ ☃ Christmas Giveaway: Burt's Bees Basics Gift Set ☃ ❅

So I thought I'd give a little something back to you for being such fabulous followers. It means so much to me that you read and enjoy my blog - I wish I could give something to each and every one of you!

So I will be giving away this Burt's Bees Basics Gift Set which I purchased with my own money from I know this is only a little something but I thought this was a lovely little set - and a great way to try out a lovely brand, I know I kind of want to keep this for myself but don't worry I shan't.

All you have to do to be in with the chance of entering is fill in the form below - my only requirements are that you are a follower of my blog, you leave a comment including your email/twitter and that you live in the UK (sorry international followers!). You can do a few extra things to increase your chances of winning which are explained in the form below. This giveaway will run from today (November 25th) for three weeks until December 16th so you'll receive the gift as a Christmas present! I will contact the winner asap and if I do not get a response within 48 hours another winner will be chosen. The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter.
Good luck!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway 'Til Next Time,

❅ Christmas Gift Guide // Under £15 ❅

I've been reading these posts non-stop lately so I thought I'd do one myself. It can be difficult finding the perfect gifts for friends and family so hopefully this gift guide will give you a few ideas. I've decided to do one that consists of gifts under £15 as I know Christmas can be a very expensive time of year and not everyone has the money to splash out, I know I haven't anyway. Although, I will also be doing another Christmas guide which will be covering gifts that are a little bit more expensive for those extra special people in your life that you don't mind spending a little bit more money on.

For Her
10. Geo Print Purse // £15.00

For Him
1. Topman Boxers Gift Set // £10.00
2. Mr Tea Mug // £9.50
3. 101 Horror Movies Book // £9.99
4. Grey and White Beanie // £12.00
5. Dead Island Game of the Year // £11.00
6. The Zombie Survival Guide // £7.09
7. 1001 Ridiculous Ways to Die // £7.99
8. Professor Puzzle Galileo's Globe Puzzle // £5.99
9. Monster Socks 5 Pack // £12

I hope you found this post helpful!
To thank you all for being such fabulous followers and to give you a little something back I am currently running a Burt's Bees Christmas giveaway here.

What are you getting your loved ones for Christmas this year?

'Til Next Time,

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

❄ Autumn/Winter Nails ❄

I've been really enjoying reading blog posts about everyone's favorite A/W nail polishes recently so I thought I would do my own. I love autumn/winter nail wise. Deep, dark and neutral tones really float my boat but there's a few bright ones I like to brave too. Autumn/winter nails also scream glitter to me. I love anything with sparkles during this time of year, especially around Christmas and New Year, my nails must be glittery.

(starting with the bright orange & then going clockwise)
Revlon Siren // Ciate Wait Until Dark // Models Own Poppy Purple // Nails Inc Piccadilly Circus // Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle // Essie Cocktail Bling // Rimmel (Metal Rush) Royal Blue // Miss Sporty // Barry M Navy // No7 Totally Teal // 17 Sulk // MUA Shade 23 // Essence 78 Blue Addicted // Nails Inc Jermyn Street // Rimmel Disco Ball // Models Own Jade Stone // Collection 2 Tea At The Glitz // Essence Disco Disco

I love all of these polishes because they are not only pretty but they are nice quality. My favorites are Nails Inc, Essie, Models Own, Revlon, Miss Sporty and Rimmel. 

What are your favorite polishes for this season?

'Til Next Time,

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Recently ❤

 Yesterdays purchases ❤ Costa with mama-bear Wearing MAC's Rebel lipstick  ootd - easy jeans, crop top, shirt & chain  index cards saving my life - lots of equations to remember Favorite red nail polish Essay writing Yankee Candle Heaven Casual ootd Hello  Biology revision Natural hair Cleopatra for Halloween Updating my iPod - Bombay bicycle club, Bon Iver, The XX New shirt & shopping in Swansea Me & Mick (boyf) at a Halloween party 

I haven't done one of these in a while so I thought I'd update you. I've also been a bit of a bad blogger this week but I have an autumn/winter nails post and glowing skin coming up soon!
I've been wearing my American Apparel Easy Jeans lots recently. I love them to pieces and I will be doing a post dedicated to them soon incase you were thinking about purchasing them. They're so flattering! I also went candle shopping but didn't manage to find anything really nice. I really want the Cinnamon Stick Yankee Candle again because I had it this time last year and it was lovely. At the moment I'm burning the Simply Home Yankee Candle in Cherry Vanilla which is divine.
I've been non-stop revising for the past 2 weeks - exam time is soon (early jan) and I have my first set of AS exams boo. Luckily I only have 3 but lots of revision means not a lot of blogging, super sigh.
Currently I'm waiting for I'm A Celebrity to start - Who's a fan and who's watching it this year? I watch it every year as I find it very funny!

'Til Next Time,

p.s I am currently adding lots of things to my eBay so I'd love for you to check it out here. I currently have a pair of Topshop leggings on there!!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

☺ Review; MAC Fluidline in 'Dipdown' ☺

Gel liner is a staple in my daily make-up routine, I love how smoothly and easily it applies which is why I will always wear it over liquid or pencil liner. MAC's Fluid-line in the shade 'Dipdown' is my absolute favorite and I will continue to repurchase it when it eventually runs out. I wear a brown liner because black looks far too harsh on my fair complexion but do not fret, these liners come in an array of shades. 
I heard many bloggers/vloggers talk about this gel liner so I decided to take the plunge and get it around this time last year after E.L.F's Cream Liner dried up on me (I would recommend the e.l.f liner for beginners though!). It was £14 which I think is fairly reasonable for this product and I will happily pay it again. I love this liner because it applies so smoothly. I use the E.L.F Angled Eye-liner brush which I love because it applies it perfectly. It glides on and makes using gel liner every day so effortless. It also lasts a very long time on my weepy eyes. This was the biggest reason I purchased a higher end liner because others would constantly smudge throughout the day, this one definitely doesn't. I'm also very impressed that it hasn't began to dry up yet lots of people said it does easily but mine doesn't even look close to drying up and I've had it for around a year now - there's still lots left too. 
I think this is the perfect gel liner and definitely worth a purchase if you're skeptical, I promise you will get your money's worth.
 I haven't tried the Maybelline Gel Liner but I am planning on trying it soon to do a comparison to see if there is a cheaper offering - let me know if you would like me to do a comparison post.

I hope this was helpful and thanks for reading!

What's your favorite gel liner?

'Til Next Time,