What I Got For Christmas…

 

Hello lovelies,

How have you all been? I trust everyone has had a fabulous Christmas jolly hols? Well, it was certainly a busy one in our house with the clan visiting for their festive dins, and of course, Santa making his annual stop too…  yes, lots of fabulous new goodies and happy faces all round. A successful day I’d say!

My gorgeous little sis, Leah, even stayed over on Christmas Eve to join in the celebrations and experience the magic of waking up with a very excited little girl (Ems) ready to open her pressies! As for me, well I mustn’t have been too bad this year at all seeing as I had a lovely little pile of goodies with my name on the gift tags… and of course in true YouTube style I thought I’d share my stash with you guys… tell me I’m not the ONLY one obsessed with these types of videos. Either that or I’m far too nosey for my own good 😀

So if you’ve a few minutes to spare and fancy taking a peek at some of the beauty & nail goodies I received then just grab your cuppa and press play. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button if you don’t want to miss out on the exciting uploads planned over the new year!

Which, reminds me… wishing each and every one of my subscribers a happy & healthy 2017! Thanks so much for all your support over the last year, let’s make the next 12 months even more fabulous 😉

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How was your Christmas hols? Did you get any favourite pressies that you’re super excited about? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick howdy 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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Makeup Revolution Awesome Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow…

Makeup Revolution Awesome Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow Review

Hold onto your eyelash curlers beauty buddies as I think you’ll fully appreciate today’s post… did someone say rose gold?! *ahh hmm* FOILED METALLIC ROSE GOLD?!

I could do the whole let’s play it cool thing and work my way up to telling you how bloody awesome this little pot of lid lustre really is but let’s just cut to the chase. I didn’t think I could love Makeup Revolution any more than I already did (thanks to Iconic 2 AND Mermaids Forever *happy sigh*) however my latest discovery has proven me wrong as there seems to be plenty more room for even more shadow swooning. However enough of me singing Makeup Revolution’s praises as we get down to business.

Fancy smearing your lids in rose-gold goodness? Then you’ve come to the right place…

Makeup Revolution Awesome Metals Eyeshadow

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Who: Makeup Revolution
What: Awesome Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow
Where: Superdrug or MUR Online Store
How much: £4

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WHAT’S THE SELLING POINTS?

Full metallic foil finish

Liquid Primer makes it all day wear

Build up for a more intense look

Under £5

Easy to mix & apply

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WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Makeup Revolution Foil Finish Eyeshadows

1 Pot of Awesome Metals Eyeshadow

1 Bottle Awesome Liquid Eye Primer

1 Mixing Tray

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HOW DO I USE IT?

1) Put a small drop of the liquid eye primer into the mixing tray

Makeup Revolution Metallic Eyeshadows

2) Add a small amount of your Awesome Metals Colour into the tray

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3) Mix it all together (I used a sponge applicator to smush everything up) and then apply directly onto your lid.

*If building the colour add in light layers as opposed to heavy applications all at once*

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WHAT’S TO LOVE?

Everything! Yep, EVERYTHING. The packaging is funky, the product is super easy to use, great to apply, love the formula, totally buildable, looks PHENOMENAL and of course the pocket friendly price tag adds a great big cherry on top 😉  I also can’t wait to top up my collection with the other gorgeous shades too…  Black Diamond, Pure Platinum & Emerald Goddess.

Makeup Revolution Metallic EyeShadow Review

What I adore is the subtle colour of the shade, yet the vibrancy of the metallic finish. The colour isn’t overly coppery on one application however the more layers are added the stronger the shade becomes which makes it perfect to work with if you only want a hint of rose gold OR if you’re up for the full copper experience!

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WHAT’S TO LOATHE?

Honestly, nothing. Nada. Zilch. Personally I adore everything about this cute little kit. Okay the products may be a tad compact but unless you’ve eyelids like hammocks it’s going to last a super long time (depending of course on how often you apply!)

THE FINISHED LOOK:

MAkeup Revolution Metallic Foiled Eyeshadow Demo and Review

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LINKS TO CHECK IT OUT:

*Click Here* for Superdrug

*Click Here* for Makeup Revolution Online Store

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Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Awesome Metals Eye Shadows? Do you love metallic shades or are you more of a matte fan? What’s your favourite colour of shimmering shadow? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick howdy 🙂

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Pink Of The Bunch! My Favourite Blush Pink Lipsticks…

Pink Lipsticks

From MAC to Makeup Revolution, there’s no denying that a large bulk of my lippy stash is made up of beautiful blush pinks. Oddly enough I wouldn’t consider myself to be a ‘pink’ kinda girl, it’s not a colour I’d ever wear, nor is it something I’d decorate my house in – apart from my 10 year old’s bedroom and even that was more sparsely pink with a mixture of other bright tones mixed in. Yet when it comes to painting my lips, pink is the first colour I reach for. It’s comfortable, like my lips only better… much better in fact. So to pay homage to a few of my most cherished pinks what could be better than starting the week off with a fun feature than showcasing just a few of these fabulous colours. Sitting comfy? Then let’s get started…

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MAC Amplified in Craving

MAC Craving

After receiving this as a little extra Christmas gift from my beloved hubby, I had only ever seen swatches of it online – and turns out it’s quite a bit darker than I realised. Thankfully it’s exactly what I need in my collection! It’s a beautiful deep pink with a hint of plum that is soft enough for daytime wear and can be built up quite dramatically at night. Needless to say the staying power is incredible, but with a modest prices tag of £15.50 coupled with their seemingly superior reputation I’d expect nothing less. Now if only they could work on making their in store customer service as good as the longevity of their lipsticks!

*Click Here* To Shop This Stash

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Makeup Academy in Shade 2

Makeup Academy Shade 2 Lipstick

The budget brand that punches well above it’s price tag. This lipstick I picked up for £1 in Superdrug, and although it’s a little more fuschia infused than I’d normally go for it’s such a pretty summery shade that works well with so many skin tones. Layer this lightly and you’ve a ‘my lips but better’ look going on, build it up and it’s a beautiful deep. For pocket money, it’s an everyday keeper in my opinion!

*Click Here* To Shop This Stash

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Bourjois Shine Edition in 24 Rose xoxo

Bourjois 24 Rose xoxo

It literally pains me to type these words *sob* but after hunting high and low it seems that Bourjois have discontinued what I consider my all time favourite pink lippy. It’s soft, smooth, moisturising and leaves your lips beautiful refreshed and natural looking. Think of a long lasting ‘pinky tinted’ balm and you’re on the right tracks! Unfortunately I can’t seem to find a perfect dupe either… maybe one day, but until then Ill be using this as sparingly as I can! *sigh*

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Max Factor Lipfinity in 60 Evermore Lush

Max Factor Lipfinity 60 Evermore Lush

Claiming up to 8 hours wear, you’d literally have to sit like a mannequin in order to get your 480 minutes worth of long-lasting wear. Mean while on planet reality, expect a few good hours of impressive colour pay off. It doesn’t dry your lips out, and is very comfy to wear. The shade selection could be a bit more dazzling for those that like to explore out of the comfort zone… however I find this a great lippy for work as by midday all I need to do is dab a little balm over the top (I use EOS) and voila, the colour is subtly revived for another couple of hours.

*Click Here* To Shop This Stash

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Makeup Revolution Lip Hug in Love Can Set You Free

Makeup Revolution Lip Hug Love Can Set You Free

This is probably one of the most complimented lipstick I’ve ever purchased. Having taken a chance on this during my most recent HUGE Makeup Revolution haul, which you can check out by *Clicking Here*, I wasn’t really expecting anything out of the ordinary. How wrong I was. The formula of the Lip Hug almost feels high end, and the longevity of the product is just as fabulous – in fact I’ve tried a few expensive lippies that would be put to shame by this. For £2.50 I’d recommend, if not insist, you treat yourself to a tube pronto 🙂

*Click Here* To Shop This Stash

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Rimmel London Asia

Rimmel London Asia Lipstick

An old favourite. Rimmel’s Asia is something I’ve been wearing since my early teens. I love the dusky mauve pink colour with rich tones of latte mixed in for good measure.. and it’s relatively long wearing too. Even though it may be a 90’s throwback, there’s no denying this colour is still well in trend 20 years later. Not bad eh? 😉

*Click Here* To Shop This Stash

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17 Supreme Shine in Barely Blush

17 Supreme Shine Barely Blush

The packaging gave me hope that it was a potential dupe for my beloved (discontinued) Bourjois, as pictured further above. However when I swatched Barely Blush I was actually surprised at how matte the formula was compare to my initial expectations. On wear it’s super comfy (and not matte at all) and although it’s not a replacement for one of my all time faves it’s quickly become a shade I reach for regularly as it compliments my skin tone and goes with a multitude of shadow staples too!

*Click Here* To Shop This Stash

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THE SWATCHES…

Pink Lipstick Swatches

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Are you a fan of blush pink lip shades? Have you any recommendations I could add to my shopping list? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick hello! Wishing y’all a fab week ahead:)

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My Top 5 Favourite Nude Lipsticks…

My Favourite Nude Lipsticks

Regardless of all the fabulous colours currently cooped up my lippy collection, it’s a given fact that I always end up reverting (at some stage) back to bare basics – aka – my hoard of simple blush tones that seem to compliment pretty much every shadow & blush colour I possess. They’re just so darn versatile! Great for daytime work-wear or a classy finishing touch to an evening look coupled with dramatic smokey eyes. In fact it’s pretty safe to say that *almost* every make-up maven has their own personal soft spot for some shade of earthy beige colour. It’s a staple, right? Needless to say I’ve got a few of my own that I pretty much reach for on a daily basis, so if you fancy finding out a bit more about my favourite nudes *ooo err* then get yourself comfy & let’s get started…

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Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour in Beige For Good

Maybelline Super Stay Beige For Good

This is undoubtedly the most ‘beige’ toned nude lippy I have in my collection, and although these shades often make me look more ‘corpse like’ than any other colour, this one (for some unbeknown reason) just seems to work. I’ll admit it’s a little dry but considering it claims to be a 14 hour lippy I expected it to be a tad more matte than most of the formulas I normally wear. However, it’s one of the few shades that actually hold it’s colour when I apply a layer of balm on top = hydrated lips & long lasting colour = win win!

Okay so it hasn’t reached anywhere near 14 hours for me (yet) in fact the longest I’ve gotten is about 4, though considering the amount of gabbling and tea drinking I do I’m not entirely surprised. All in all, one of my most frequently used lipsticks that really compliments a lot of the blush pinks, coppers and rose gold shadows I wear.

*Click Here* to check it out on the Maybelline store.

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Ted Baker in 2190

Ted Baker Lipstick

I’m gonna contradict myself on this one but bear with me… considering just how utterly peachy this is it’s an absolutely no no for my skin tone. I’ve tried it with countless colour variations of shadows & blushes yet nothing distracts from the fact I look like my lips have disappeared without trace, HOWEVER, this is such a great colour for toning down some of my deep plum shades to make them a little less intimidating for me to wear during the daytime. It may not be my favourite colours but it makes for one heck of an awesome base.  Unfortunately, this was part of a limited edition gift set from Ted Baker and can’t be purchased individually however keep a close eye out for this little box of goodies making a comeback as it’s incredibly beautiful. If you fancy taking a closer peek at the gift box this lippy arrived in then *Click Here* to check out my previous Ted Baker Brilliance of Beauty post!

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Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Fig Leaf

Natural Collection Fig Leaf

Possibly one of the most underrated drug store brands in my opinion. Still sceptical? Well check out the reviews straight from the Boots website. Not only is it super affordable at £1.99 the ‘Moisture Shine’ range is such a beautiful formula to wear, particularly if you suffer from dry or sensitive lips. Okay, so the packaging isn’t exactly mind blowing but it’s simple, pretty and absolutely perfect for those wanting to build up their makeup collection with a range of great earthy staples!

*Click Here* to check out the Boots Natural Collection range

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Mac Satin in Brave

MAC Brave

Having had this recommended to me a number of times, I finally caved in to see what all the hype was about & needless to say I love it. I find Mac satin super long lasting and although this shade is a little more on the pink side of nudes it’s a fabulous starting point for those eager to give MAC lippies a test drive. The formula can feel a little drying so be sure to coat your lips with a smidgeon of balm 30 mins before applying to help it from feeling so dry. Longevity wise it knocks the socks of some of my other colours but considering it’s £15 a tube I’d expect nothing less than brilliant.

*Click Here* to check out the Mac online Store

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Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipstick in You’re A Star

Makeup Revolution You're A Star

This is the brand that never fails to amaze me for value for money, and if truth be told this makes Mac questionably overrated (in my opinion) simply because of the price point, formula and staying power. In fact pretty much all their make-up range has made me consider why I need to spend unnecessarily on high end when I can buy the same quality product for a fraction of the price. It’s also worth while mentioning that according to online sources the Makeup Revolution brand is cruelty-free and Vegan friendly. What more could you ask for? As for the colour of You’re A Star it’s a beautiful soft pinky nude tone that is super easy to wear and great for any skin tone. How pretty is the rose gold and glossy black packaging?! *swoon*

*Click Here* to check out the Makeup Revolution online store

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The Swatches

Nude Lipstick Swatches

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What’s your current staple nude lippies? Have you any favourite brands? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick howdy… wishing y’all a fab week ahead 🙂

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Makeup Revolution Iconic 2: Metallic Eyes…

Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 Eye Shadow Palette

 

I’m in love. Sounds a bit over dramatic when it comes to eye shadow, huh?

Of course this past number of weeks I’ve been so wrapped up in pastels & pinks that I’ve almost managed to forget how beautiful a metallic semi-smokey eye really is… and how damn wearable whether it be day, night, summer or winter. Although I’m often intimidated by bold shades of lippy, a dramatic eye never fazes me. In fact, the bolder the better is quite often my motto when it comes to dressing up my lids. So this weekend I waved a dismissive hand to pastels and said hello to mesmerising metallic’s; all thanks to the pocket friendly Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 palette & it’s array of show-stopping shades…

MUR Redemption Iconic 2

Okay so the title may be a tad grammatically dramatic but it’s certainly in keeping with the pigmentation that’s simmering below the lid. But let’s start at the beginning gals = price. Everyone knows I LOVE a bargain, and what could be better than parting ways with a mere £4 for a medley of twelve cool toned shadows? For just short of fiver, Makeup Revolution have managed to create what I’d consider to be the closest dupe to the Naked 2 I’ve yet to sample. Crazy, huh?

MUR Redemption Iconic 2 palette

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In fact, the pigmentation is so good it makes me question if high end offerings are indeed overpriced and over-rated in comparison. Are we unnecessarily paying an arm and a leg just for fancy schmancy packaging? Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE my pricier palettes, but for anyone who hasn’t yet invested in any I’d be pretty quick to recommend the Makeup Revolution as a worthy alternative equivalent.

Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 Palette Review

Taking a quick peek at the shade selection, it’s a sassy range of cool matte & shimmering metallic tones that will undoubtedly work well with pretty much any complexion. One thing I will say is that the lighter matte shades are slightly disappointing compared to the rest of the colours. The highlighter & base tones pale into insignificance against the mighty pop of the bold metal tones which are even more impressive if you decide to use them with a slightly dampened brush = a semi foiled finish that’s utterly multifaceted *swoon* The colour literally lights up the lid *more swooning* Check out a close up of the scrummy copper coloured look I created this weekend…

Copper and Gold Metalic Eye Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 Palette

Of course any cosmetic craver will more than likely agree that when you find something so damn fabulous in (almost) every way you can’t help but insist anyone with a pulse NEEDS to have it in their life. But what’s not to love? The pricing, pigmentation & consistency are all clear winners. Okay, so the outer casing is a tad uninspiring but I’d much rather have quality on the inside than pretty packaging containing shadows that pack as much colour punch as self-raising flour *sigh*

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The finished look…

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So if there’s any pocket friendly treat you’re putting on your ‘pay day me spree’ this month make it the Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 palette. Your bank account & eyes will love you for it ❤

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Have you tried any of the Makeup Revolution eye shadow palettes? Is there any top of your current wish list? What been your favourite shadow shades recently? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by for a quick chatter 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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Makeup Revolution: Mermaids Forever Eyeshadow Palette…

Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Palette

Bright, bold & beautiful is how I would describe the Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Eyeshadow Palette at first glance. Boasting 32 gloriously vibrant colours to dress your lids in, there’s literally a shade selection for almost every occasion – and at £8, the price tag is most certainly pocket friendly.

Rummaging through my palette drawers I seem to be building quite a nifty little collection from Makeup Revolution. But it’s not just me that’s falling head over heels for their range of affordable cosmetics, makeup lovers all over the globe are raving about the outstanding pigmentation and long lasting wear of a majority of their lines. But does this colourful Mermaid really match the wow factor of her tempting price tag? Let’s take a closer peek…

MUR Mermaids Palette

So here they are, all 32 colours – ranging from soft neutrals, punchy peaches, vibrant pinks, deep blues, rich browns and beyond. There’s certainly no lack of thought gone into the gorgeous range of shades, and if you’re having a tricky time of selecting tones then you’ll notice that diagonally the colours are set in complimentary blocks of 4 to keep you on the right path to successfully matching colours, ensuring you get the perfect blend! Certainly a great start for beginners in lid fashion 😉

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As for the packaging, it’s simple & chic. Although I’d love to see the palettes personalised in outer case styling a little more, perhaps one of the reasons they’re so affordable is Makeup Revolution keeping everything low keyed and simple to justify the price point. However the bright metallic blue storage box is certainly an eye-catcher… but if truth be told, I’d much rather have a great internal product with minimal packaging than a disappointing product that looks like it’s been designed by the hands of Picasso.

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(image taken with the plastic name cover over shadows)

Inside the palette the shadow pods are simple round pans. Granted they’re not overly big, so fluffly brushes beware! However for those that adore plenty of reflection room the mirror is huge (the entire size of the outer case) which makes it a great travel companion as you’ve every shade you’d need along with one giant mirror to play about with all the colours. Jolly hols = sorted!

Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever Eye Shadow Palette

As for pigmentation… well, I must admit a few of the lighter colours (particularly in the first diagonal row) will need a little more work to really pack a punch, however the brighter colours are beautifully vibrant and blend incredibly well onto the skin. When I’m trying shadows for the first time I usually just pop them on a naked lid (no primer, foundation or base layer underneath) so I can really test the staying power on the skin. I applied my shadows at 11am and low and behold, they were still sitting just as pretty come 8 pm later that evening. A pretty impressive time frame for no base whatsoever, which of course can only get better with a great primer to pull out the intensity of the colour and help settle the shadows to prevent fallout or fading… which, I like I said, hasn’t been the case here. No primer and very happy lids many hours later *Yippeee*

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All in all the Mermaids Forver Palette is certainly a winner in my eyes! Sure some of the lighter colours require a little bit more work (though I find that’s even the case in some of my high end palettes which are x5 more expensive) however a slightly dampened shadow brush really helps to restore the colour pigmentation and keeps the shadows consistency from risk at crumbling too.

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The Final Look…

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What d’ya think gals? Today, I opted for a gorgeous mix of bright pinks – and keeping to the diagonal pink line, with just a touch of seashell in the inner corner, I thought the overall look was vivid and perfectly matched. Most definitely a palette I’ll be reaching for regularly and recommending to friends who love to hoard a selection of fabulous colours for special occasions or simple everyday use!

*Click Here* to check it out on the Makeup Revolution website where you can also find a full range of swatches for all the colours included!

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Have you tried any of the Makeup Revolution Palettes yet? What’s your favourite shades to wear at the moment? Have you got a go to palette you’re loving right now? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick hello, it’s always a treat to get a fun makeup chatter with y’all 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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The Lovin’ List: My Top Ten Picks of the Month…

Monthly Favourite

As we wave goodbye to yet another month, that can only mean one thing amongst the calendar of most beauty bloggers… the monthly favourites. Oddly enough I seem to have skipped the last couple as I usually like to keep a page in my organiser to remind myself exactly what I’ve been loving.. yes my memory is THAT bad(!!) However as March exits and April enters I find myself with a wealth of little bits & bobs that have managed to make me smile in many different ways throughout the last 4 weeks. So if you fancy finding out what’s been high on my ‘Lovin List’ then make yourself comfy and check out this lovely lot…

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Nail Polish Rack

Ikea Picture Shelf Nail Polish Storage

Storing nail polish has always been a bit of a stickler for me. I’ve had boxes, bags & cute little drawer units, but nothing has compared to how handy this picture rack from Ikea has been! Now I can reach for whatever colour I like at a mere glance, without having to spend an age rummaging through hidden stashes to find that perfect shade. Best of all it well well under £10 & saves loads of space into the bargain!

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Tesco LIVE Wax Melts

Tesco Live Wax Melts

 I’m becoming rather impressed with some of the own-brand finds in my local Tesco’s of late, and being a lover of scented candles I simply had to invest in a few of these yummy looking little melts. I picked up the Vanilla, Damson & Pomegranate and Passionfruit & Melon. All of which smell absolutely divine and aren’t giving me a throbbing headache… unlike like many of the scented home goodies, including some of the elite brands! These cheerful little wax melts last such a long time too & are great value at under £2. Go get ‘em if you love a home filled with glorious scents too.

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MAC Amplified Lipstick in Craving

Mac Amplified Lipstick in Craving

It may seem a tad deeper in the picture but don’t let it fool you as this stunning shade is totally build-able. It starts off as a sumptuous rosie pink and develops into a stronger tone the more you layer the formula. It’s incredibly comfy to wear and being rather pale in complexion I can vouch that it works wonders with lighter skin tones. Check out my post The Makeup Menu featuring MAC Craving to see a final look featuring this must-have shade!

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Alex Drawer Set, Ikea

Ikea Alex Drawers Makeup Storage

What an investment for any beauty enthusiast! I bought the mini set which cost approx £40, but it’s by far the best investment for make-up storage I’ve purchased to date. Having browsed around the internet I couldn’t believe that some of the designer cosmetic bags cost just as much, if not more! If you need a stylish looking home to store all your beauty goodies in then look no further than Ikea Alex range… they have a chic and simple solution for almost everything.

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William Morris Notebook Trio

William Morris Writer Notebooks

There comes a point in every stationery addicts journey when hoarding gloriously designed paper goods becomes a bit of an issue in stock piling – particularly when storage for a small army of note books, post-it-notes & office accoutrements is limited *sigh* One of my lovely friends treated me to this beautiful little trio of notepads quite a while back & it’s only now that I’m getting round to finally using them. I’m not gonna lie, it was a hard decision to make to use them, but the reality of buying no more stationery until I’ve used what I’ve got is a rule I’m determined to stand by. However, I’ve a lingering feeling that my blog buddy Emma from Puddleside Musings will at some point lead me astray with her cutesy paper purchases & awesome craft hauls!

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Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar Palette & NYC Cream Blush

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It’s all about radiant cheeks & a subtle dewy complexion for me this spring, and nothing has brought a delicious smidgen of glorious colour to my cheeks more than these two. I’m beyond impressed with the pigmentation and shade selection of the Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar palette, not to mention the creaminess of the NYC Beautifying Blushable Creme Stick in Soho Pink… perfect for those days when you just want a natural dewiness radiating from your skin. Love them both, though utterly gutted the NYC blush has now been discontinued *sob*

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Kindle

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Stocked with more Marian Keyes books that you could shake a librarians stick at, I’m very much in literary heaven. For quite a few months I went to bed without lifting my Kindle last year, which was unusual for me as I’m a nighttime reader. But from getting back into books since last October I’ve noticed that I’m sleeping better at night and looking forward to getting tucked into bed to find out what happens next. Now that the sunshine is making a more regular appearance I’ve even been able to sit out in the garden with it too – albeit with a few layers on, it aint summer yet gals! It may be one of the first edition kindles, but it’s working like a dream… how cute is the little owl cover that my brother bought me? hehe

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Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Pink Opal

Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Pink Opal

Since buying this shadow I don’t think there’s a day has gone by when I haven’t wore it. Super long lasting & the prettiest colour for spring, this is a gorgeous shadow for all you gals who adore an icy wash of pink (which works perfectly with a defined crease in a rich damson shadow, or any warm earthy tone) I adore the soft mousse formula that’s so easy to apply & sets beautifully without any creasing or moving. Max Factor have truly struck gold with this one.  *Click Here* to check out my very own eyelids modelling it proudly for y’all on Mondays Make-up Menu.

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Barry M Brow Kit

Barry M Brow Kit Shape & Define a

EVERY time I wear this brow kit (and I do mean every!!) I always get asked and complimented on where I get my HD Brows done. Who would’ve guessed a mere £5 investment would have been so influential! The easy-peasy 3 step system consists of 1) Wax to smooth and shape, 2) Eyebrow powder to fill and define 3) Highlight powder to accentuate. It literally couldn’t be any simpler!  As many of you lovely lot already know I adore my brow products, but rummaging through my brow stash (including products ranging up to & slightly beyond £60) this is by FAR my favourite, and the one brow kit I reach for most often. If you haven’t tried it already then bump it to top of your shopping list, I’m pretty sure you’ll love it every bit as much as I do ❤

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Spiral Hair Bobbles

Spiral Hair Bobbles

I honestly thought getting my hair cut a little shorter would save me hassle, instead it’s gave me more grief as whatever I do I have to constantly style it… gone are the days when I could leave it dry in bouncy spiral curls. One of the biggest challenges is keeping my follicles tied back neatly, and with them being much shorter than before my hair often slips out of the usual hair bands UNTIL I discovered these fabulous little life savers. If you have super-slippy hair that simply won’t hold its grip, then check these fabulous spiral bobbles out. They are phenomenal! Particular handy for gym-ers & swimmers who need a great solution for water or workouts. Available from Claire’s Accessories, Primark, Asda and a whole heap of other local stores!

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My Beauty Room

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I still give a little ‘EEEEP’ with excitement every time the words ‘Beauty Room’ rolls of my tongue. Having a spare room that was pretty much dormant of use 99% of the time, Steve suggested I use it as a little blogging/makeup haven, as a corner of our bedroom was vastly becoming stock piled with an army of lotions and potions. So with a teeny budget and a lot of hard work we embarked on transforming our little spare room into the fabulous Confetti & Curves sanctuary it is today. Wanna check out the finished results for yourself? Then *Click Here* to take a mini tour!

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What’s been your favourite picks of the month? Have you got something you’ve been loving over the last 4 weeks that you’d like to share? Whether it be make-up, accessories, beauty, lifestyle, a great book or something totally random? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do pop by and say a quick hello 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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