30 June 2013

Review: e.l.f Baked eyeshadow

Hello lovelies!!!

Im sorry that these e.l.f reviews are taking so long! I keep forgetting to use what I brought and when I do I forget to take pictures of me wearing them (not helpful at all!)

This review is on the e.l.f baked eyeshadow in Enchanted.
If you have shopped with e.l.f before you will know that the swatches on the website do not match the actual product! on the website this eyeshadow looks quite brown/golden but when it arrived it was more bronze but on my eye it looks golden.

I'm really impressed with this eyeshadow, its not extreamly pigmented but you can build it up quite easily which is good becasue I can wear it lighter in the day and build it up for night. it lasts really well, almost all day and I dont use a primer, it didnt crease or have any noticable fall out eather. 

The only not so good think I noticed was that I placed it on my lid under the crease and throughout the day it did transfer on and above my crease which if I'm honest didn't bother me because you couldn't really see it.

Overall I really like this eye shadow and wear it quite often. You can buy it HERE for £3.75.

have you tried these before?

Teresa x

28 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 28

Hello lovelies!!!

I was feeing rather hyper earlier so made some chocolate cupcakes and ate two (yes I'm a pig) with some custard. I forgot to take the picture until I finished so here is a not so lovely picture of a bowl.

Teresa x

27 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 25, 26 and 27

Hello lovelies!!!

What a week! I've been super busy and completely forgot about this challenge!

I didn't take a picture for day 25 so here is day 26 and 27

Day 26...

I finished college!! Wooo!! I'm so happy that its all over until September, I have really enjoyed the last year and I'm looking forward to some much needed time off and to spend more time and energy on my blog. 

Day 27...

Since I had no college work I decided to relax and spent the day in my pyjamas and promised myself I wouldn't do this everyday!
Teresa x

My Favourite Summer Makeup/Looks

Hello lovelies!!!

I have ordered from xtras.co.uk/ before so this means I receive their newsletters, on there latest one I noticed a competition for beauty bloggers!

The competition is to create a blog post of your favourite summer makeup either a look or products, if you win you will get £100 to spend on their website and five runner ups will receive a £30 goody bag!

My favourite summer products are...

Depending on how bad my skin is and how hot it is depends on whether I put foundation on or not but mostly I just use concealer, I also like to  keep it looking natural especially for summer.

** No7 Stay Perfect foundation with SPF 15**
** MUA mosaic blusher this blusher is so lovely and gives you a nice glow with a hint of shimmer**
** Collection lasting perfection concealer**
** MUA power pout in irreplaceable (review here)**
** Revlon lip butter in Sorbet (review here)**
** Model co eye liner I just use this on my upper waterline and lash line**
** Benefit They're Real mascara (review here)** Rimmel London clear complexion transparent powder**

This is the look I created with them..

I would like to apologise for the bad skin and hair, awful photo and messy eyebrows! I'm feeling a bit under the weather.
So these are my favourite summer products and my usual summer look, its nothing too exiting but natural is best for me, lets just hope this weather starts getting better!

What is your favourite summer makeup?

Teresa x

24 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 23 and 24

Hello lovelies!!!

I completely forgot to take a picture yesterday but today's snap can be used for today and yesterday. It was my nan's birthday yesterday so we went out for a meal and I decided to wave my hair (hence the wavers on the fireplace) and today is a relaxing evening (hence the pyjama legs) since I have no college work to do (yay!)

Teresa x

22 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 22

Hello lovelies!!!

Today has been really chilled and relaxing, I've spent the afternoon writing blog posts and playing the sims 3 (I'm addicted!)

Teresa x

Today's nails #13

Hello lovelies!!!

How has your week been? I've actually been to college this morning (yes college on a Saturday) I was helping out an an open day and it turned out to be a really nice morning I also got paid for doing it so that's always a bonus!

I've never done leopard print before so this time I decided to give it a go and was shocked at how quick and easy it was, I love it so much I can see myself keeping the leopard print look for a while.

Products I used are:

** 17 mini skirt**
** Maybelline winner takes it all 820**
** Maybeline colour show 677 blackout**

If you would like to see a tutorial on these let me know in the comments.

Teresa x

21 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 21

Hello lovelies!!!

It's the first day of the art exhibition at my college today and this is the flower arrangement I made for it.

I loved making this as I used loads of flowers in never used before most of them tropical and very expensive!

What have you done today? 

Teresa x

20 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 18, 19 and 20

hello lovelies!!!

So sorry I have been slacking with this challenge! I have taken the photos everyday but just kept forgetting to post them! I'm so hopeless.

day 18

My mum went shopping and came back with four different mugs and oh my they are adorable this is just one of them (my favourite!)

Day 19

This cheeky little dog isn't allowed on the sofa but every time i turned my back he was on it.

Day 20

Yay it finally arrived I ordered this 120 eye shadow pallet last week for £5.99 I cant wait to use it.

Teresa x

19 June 2013

Today's Nails #12

Hello lovelies!!!

I was in boots the other day and saw Maybelline colour show polka dots for £2.99! of course I couldn't leave it behind, it needed a nice new home where it could live happily with the rest of my nail polishes!

I have a really awful cold at the moment so didn't ant to spend ages on my nails so gave this a whirl and I really like it.

Products used are:

**Rimmel London 5 in 1 top and base coat**
** Maybelline colour show polka dots in 200 rain forest canopy***

Teresa x

17 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 16 and 17

Hello lovelies!!!

I have been having a few techical difficulties again!

here is yesterdays and today's snaps.

yesterday was fathers day, we went to visit my nan and granddad and this little cutie was curled up on the sofa! its a rare occurrence to see this cat as he's really scared of people so normally runs off when we arrive but this time he let me pet him without running off (progress!)

Just as I was leaving college today my tutor told me my entire unit 2 had to be in for tomorrow!  so work and snacks is on the agenda for tonight!

Have a good evening!

Teresa x

15 June 2013

Review:e.l.f Foundation brush

Hello lovelies!!!

Today I will be reviewing the e.l.f foundation brush. The main reason I brought this brush is because I hate foundation on my hands and I didn't want to spend loads on a brush. This seemed ideal as its only £1.50 and had great reviews on the website, although it had great reviews I was still unsure it would be that great because of its low price.

When I tried it I instantly disliked it, it left my foundation really streaky and didn't blend it at all and I hat to go over with my fingers. I tried it again with a different foundation and it was exactly the same, I was persistent with this but it just wasn't working. I tried to to blend my concealer in too but it left it still left it streaky.

The positive thing is that it didn't shed and it was soft but this is pretty useless if it doesn't blend in my foundation.

Overall I don't like this brush and it will sit by my mirror until I throw it out.

Have you tried this brush? 

Teresa x

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30 Day Snap - Day 14 + 15

Hello lovelies!!!

I had a little technical difficulty yesterday so my post wouldn't publish so this is yesterdays and today's snaps.

Yesterday I brought this bargain of a pallet.

Today I went shopping and found these in Marks and Spencer my favourite sweets EVER!

13 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 13

Hello lovelies!!!

It's my day off today and since I had no course work to do I had a relaxing pajamas day!

Teresa x

Ombre Nail art tutorial

Hello lovelies!!!

My last Todays nails post was of a multicoloured ombre design so here is a quick tutorial on how I did it. 

1. always apply a base coat and paint your nails white.

2. using a cheap sponge (I use make up sponges mine were a pack of about 15 for about £1)  paint on you chosen colours.

3. Make sure the white is completely dry, then pat the sponge on you nails, you may need to apply the nail polish on the sponge for each nail.

4. once the first coat os dry pat on amother and keep adding coats ntil youu have the colour intensity you want (I only did 2 coats)

5. Wait for it to dry then apply a top coat.

6. It is very messy so clean up around you nails with a cotton bud dipped into polish remover.

Have fun!

Teresa x

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12 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 12

Hello lovelies!!!

My local butcher does takeaway rosy dinner! Loads of my family have tried it and said how nice it was so we had one  tonight and oh my it was delicious!!

Teresa x

Today's nails #11

Hello lovelies!!!

I've only ever attempted ombré nails a few times and each time I have failed miserably! But this time it was an acceptable success!

They are still very messy around the edges but I can't get it off! The colours have really put me in the mood fir sumner even though the sun is gone. Keep your eyes out fur a tutorial on this later in the week.

Teresa x

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30 Day Snap - Day 10 and 11

Hello lovelies!!!

I completely forgot about this challenge over the last few days! Monday was a usual boring day and a bad day too, Tuesday was much better! We had a floral cupcake day at college where we opened the college shop and sold floral cupcakes, it was tiring but really great!

Teresa x

10 June 2013

A little chit chat and updates

Hello lovelies!!!

I just wanted a little chit chat, I've been so busy lately with college that I just wanted to apologise for the lack of normal posts I promise to be back in action soon! I have a free day on Thursday which I hopefully will be able to get a few posts written so I want to know what types of posts you want to see on here, after all there's no point in me writing loads of posts if you don't like reading any of them! any suggestions would be great.

I hope you have a great week!

Teresa x

09 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 9

Hello lovelies!!!

What beautiful weather! It's been a very relaxed Sunday with a BBQ.

This was the leftovers haha!

Teresa x

Review: e.l.f cream eyeliner

Hello lovelies!!!

The sunshine is still here! YAY!
I my latest e.l.f haul I picked up two of their cream eye liners in coffee and punk purple.
The colours are really nice but the are not as pigmented as I would have liked. 
The shade coffee looks quite dark in the pot but on the eye its really light and take about three coats to get it the same colour as it appears in the pot.
please excuse the fact that its not very neat in this picture!

Punk purple is a very beautiful deep purple with what looks like small pieces of glitter (only tine though) this too take a few coats to get it the same colour as it looks in the pot.

When I first used these they were quite dry in the pot but a bit of rubbing it with the brush sorted this out quite easily.
A good thing about these is that the do last all day with no fading, they also come with a little angled brush which is what I use to apply the eye liner.

These are available on the e.l.f website for £3.75.

 Have a good day!

Teresa x

08 June 2013

30 Day snap - Day 8

Hello lovelies!!!

The wooden thrown! I look quite fed up in this picture mostly because I was, it was really warm in the day but as soon as we went out the tentative dropped and it went freezing!! The chair is at the park we always go when the weather is nice!
I hope you've been enjoying the recent sun!

Teresa x

07 June 2013

Review: Barry M TMLP (Turn My Lips Pink)

Hello lovelies!!!

I Have seen the Barry M TMLP review on a few blogs and it really interested me.
I was shopping with my friend when I got this, when I showed her the tester she shouted "Why do you want a bright green lipstick?!" when I told her about it she brought one too!

Anyway the review... 

The Barry M TMLP (turn my lips pink) reacts with the Alkali level in your lips and turns to a perfect shade of pink to suit you and it really does, I tried it when I got home and it turned quite a bright pink, but when my mum tried it, it was much more muted and not so in your face.
It feel really nice on the lips, goes on really easy and is not drying at all, I also really loved that it didn't transfer onto glasses when I was drinking, I felt like it wouldn't smear up my face either like with some other brands I feel like if i brush my lips it will smear all over my face but the Barry M TMLP feels like it dries but doesn't feel drying.
it was really hard to take a good picture of the colour but its much brighter in person

It says that its supposed to last 8 hours, I had mine on for 4 hours before I started to notice wear,  then I reapplied it because I was going out and wanted it to look fresh, it faded really nicely and if I didn't reapply it I'm very sure it would have lasted 8 hours.
The packaging is pretty basic, a black soft rubbery feeling with Barry M written in gold on top.
If all the Barry M lipstick are like this one I can see myself definitely buying more as this has pushed it way up to one of my favourites. The only negative about it is that on the dryer parts of my lips the colour was much more intense than the rest of my lips.
You can buy these for £4.49 

Have you tried this yet?

Teresa x

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39 Day Snap - Day 7

Hello lovelies!!!

Its been blues skies and sunshine today  and its been wonderful!
I hope you've been enjoying the sun if you've had any where you are!
I promise normal posting will resume soon I've just been super busy with college.

Teresa x

06 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 6

Hello lovelies!!!

Today had been my day off college and since I finally managed to get the bulk of my work done, I slept on the sofa for 2 hours with the dog, spent most of the day in my pajamas and the finally got dressed for horse riding!

My cute primark pajamas!

Teresa x

05 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 5

Hello lovelies!!!

Sorry this is abit late but I've really struggled with today's snap I have had a normal boring day so I've dug a picture out of my photo album to try and reflect my crazy mood today, this one is the chipmunk effect on apple computers in the store when I was getting a new laptop!

Teresa x

04 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 4

Hello lovelies!!!

I am sorry today's snap is another flower one! I made this today at college and in so proud of it!

The flowers go all around my head and I'm even wearing it tonight for meeting relatives I didn't even know I had haha!

Hope you had a good day!

Teresa x

03 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 3

Hello lovelies!!!

I have has such a stressful day at college  today it's ridiculous! Topped of with my tutor saying I only have 8 days left until I finish!! Does she not know how much work I have to do?!
Anyway today's snap is from a walk I took when I got home it was so beautiful and peaceful!

Teresa x

02 June 2013

30 Day Snap - Day 2

Hello lovelies!!!

Today's snap is of a mossed cross for my mums uncles funeral, since I'm doing floristry I thought I would make a cross instead of my family buying one. This morning I went to the wholesales and this evening after the flowers had a good drink I made it up. 

I hope you had a good weekend!

Teresa x

Review: Revlon Colourburst Lip Butters

Hello lovelies!!!

I finally jumped on the lip butter band wagon (better late than never!) and I'm super glad I did!
I only picked up one just to try it but I wish I got another since its all I've worn since I brought it!

These are described as:

" A buttery balm with beautiful shiny colour to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips"

And I couldn't agree more! When I first applied it, it went on so smooth and buttery and whilst wearing it my lips felt moisturised  hydrated and felt like I was just wearing a lip balm. The Revlon Lip Butters are nicely pigmented, they look quite sheer on the swatches on my hand but on the lips they are far from it.

In terms of lasting power, its good but not great, it lost its shine about half and hour to 45 minuets in but the colour was still there, a bit like a stain. Two and a half hours and a cup of coffee later I need to reapply as it had worn off in the middle of my lips. It also has no taste or scent which is a bonus for me.

I got mine in the shade Sorbet and these cost £7.99 and you can buy them from Superdrug here or Boots here.

Overall I'm really pleased with the lip butter and cant wait to get another one!

What do you think of the Revlon Lip Butters?

Teresa x

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