Wednesday, 28 November 2012

November Favourites

Hey Lovelies, it's coming to the end of November and this month has flown by can't believe it's nearly Christmas so here's my November Favourites.

Sunkissed Bronze Luxury Palette- I've only had this palette nearly a week but it's a great palette I've done a look with the palette in my previous postIt's got everything you need to create a nice look, I'll be doing a review soon.

NYX Smokey Look Kit- This is obviously a great palette to create a smokey look, it's very pigmented and long lasting.

Natural Collection Blush- Sugar Plum, it's a dark pinky colour, it's very cheap and very pigmented.

Accessorize Baked Blusher- Quiver, it's a pink shimmery blush, long lasting and pigmented.

MAC Lipstick- Hug Me, this is a nudey brown and perfect with the NYX smokey palette, it's moisturising, long lasting and pigmented.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Cherish, it's a light pink, moisturising, very long lasting and pigmented.

Maybelline New York Colorsensational Cream Gloss- Red Love, a gorgeous red to go over red or pink lipsticks, creamy, pigmented, non-sticky and long lasting.

Non Beauty Favourites

Songs- One Direction-Take Me Home album love all the songs, Gabrielle Aplin- The Power of Love, The Script- Six Degree's of Separation.

TV Shows- 90210 and Gossip Girl watched these for ages and love these shows.

Food- Dip and Cheese Breadsticks.

What are your favourite's of this month, leave a comment below.

Ashleigh xx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Sunkissed Party Look

Hey Lovelies, I was contacted by Sunkissed to take part in a competition where beauty bloggers create a party look using Sunkissed products, I thought it was a great opportunity and wanted to get involved so here is my party look.

It's a simple and easy party look that looks gorgeous.

All the products you need: Sunkissed Luxury Bronze Maxi Compact Palette, Sunkissed Giant Bronzer, Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder, 17 Liquid Liner, Bourjois Kohl and Contour Eyeliner, Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil, Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Maybelline New York Color Sensational Cream Gloss- Red Love.

Apply Foundation, Concealer and Powder.

For the eyes apply shade 1 all over the lid, apply shade 2 all over the lid on top of shade 1, apply shade 3 into the crease, apply shade 4 on the outer corner and into the crease, apply shade 5 as the highlight under the brow bone, apply shade 6 in the inner corner to brighten the eyes, apply shade 3 on the lash line from outer corner to the middle then shade 2 from the middle to the inner corner, apply liquid liner to make a wing, then pencil eyeliner on the tight line and then apply mascara.

Then fill in your brows.

Then use the giant bronzer use the sun which is matte brown and apply to cheeks, temples and jawline. Then use the highlighter in the palette to highlight the top of the cheeks.

Then for the lips mix in the palette and then apply gloss over the top.

The Sunkissed Luxury Bronze Maxi Compact is £8.99 and the Giant Bronzer is £4.99

Hope you like this look.

I just want to say thank you to Sunkissed for letting me take part in the competition and sending me the products.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Q and A

Hey lovelies, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all, I reached 200 followers on my blog yesterday and I was so happy to know that people liked my blog and I appreciate all of you.

I was going to do a tag but Beautyblogpage suggested I do a Q and A so I thought I would do it instead, so I asked on twitter for questions.

- My go to foundation? I would probably say my Rimmel London 25 Hour Foundation but I'm always looking for new foundations to try, if you have any suggestions leave a comment below.

- Worst beauty habit? I would say I use makeup wipes to take my makeup off and I know that wipes don't get rid of all my makeup.

- What do I swear by for my skin care routine? I will cleanse, tone and moisturise and it will get rid of any makeup or inpurities on your face, so it will help you from getting spots.

- Which drugstore makeup brands do you like the most? I like MUA for there eyeshadows, blushers and lipsticks, Revlon for lip products and foundation, Rimmel London for foundation and lipsticks, L'oreal lip products, blushers and eyeshadows, N07 I like most of there products.

- Would you ever start making YouTube videos? I think I will do in the future but I think I need more confidence and a good camera but don't know if I would be any good at it.

- Whats your favourite moisturiser? I don't really have a favourite most moisturisers work for me so I would say either Simple or Neutrogena.

- Did you enjoy school/college? When I was at school I did like it apart from when I was bullied then I hated it, I didn't like college that much when I was doing A Levels because I found them very hard but I like college now doing Health and Social Care BTEC.

- What subjects do you take? Health and Social Care BTEC.

- Whats your favourite mascara and makeup brushes? My favourite mascara would be the Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara and I love Real Technique makeup brushes.

- What are your favourite type of giveaways? I like makeup giveaways.

- Do you have a good eye for bargains? Yes I do I love bargains because being a student I can't afford expensive things.

- What's your favourite perfume? I love ghost perfume.

- When did you start blogging? I'm quite a new blogger only started in May.

- What inspired you to blog? I always loved watching YouTube video's and reading blogs and I've always loved beauty so I thought I would try blogging myself and now I love blogging.

- What advice would you give to bloggers? I always think you should be yourself and put your personality into your blog, give trueful reviews and post clear, big pictures.

- Top 5 bloggers? I have loads of favourites so I can't really choose 5 and I think everyone has an amazing blog because there all individual and unique to you.

Thank you for all the questions.

I might do another Q and A in the future so leave a comment below and will answer them next time.

Hope you liked the post.

Ashleigh xx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

So! Kitsch Jewellery Review

Hey lovelies, today is a review of some amazing jewellery, the lovely Clair the owner of So! Kitsch  kindly sent to me. Clair and me have become good friends and she is such a nice person.

All her jewellery is handmade which I think is great, all her pieces are quirky and unique.

I love this scrabble ring I've wanted one for ages but never found them, there personalised with your initial on, its re adjustable so it will fit everyone. There only £4.

M&M earrings, I loved these and Clair knew me so well and knew purple was my favourite colour, they come in red, orange, green, yellow, brown and black, there so cute. There also £4.

She has other jewellery- hello kitty earrings and ring, lego earrings and ring, card earrings, bow earrings, cupcake earrings and ring, rose studs, canned bracelet, seeing star bracelet, kitsch bracelets, heart earrings.

There all reasonable prices and great quality.

Clair very kindly gave me a code BLOG20 so you can all get 20% off if you order anything.

Go follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Hope you liked the post and go look at So! Kitsch jewellery.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Hey lovelies, if you saw in my recent haul I had the lush bubblegum lip scrub and I asked if you wanted a review and you did so I decided to do it.

I have the seen the lip scrub for ages and saw reviews on them and I didn't know whether to buy it or not because it is a bit pricey for £5.25 but I did buy it and I'm so glad I did.

It is perfect for these winter months when you have dry, flaky lips, it keeps your lips in good condition and helps make your lips look nice when you apply lipstick.

There is bubblegum, popcorn, and mint julips, I smelt them all and I thought bubblegum smelt the nicest so I decided to buy this one and I know a lot of people rave about bubblegum and the popcorn one.

I think it is quite pricey for the lips scrub and I've seen it's easy to make yourself your own lip scrub all you just need sugar and oil and whatever flavouring you want to put in so it would be the cheaper option and do exactly the same job.

All you need to do is apply it all over the lips, then in circular motion on the lips rub it in, it helps get rid of the flaky skin and then the rest of the lip scrub left on the lips you can lick it off and it tastes very nice and then apply a lip balm to keep your lips nice and soft and in good condition.

Overall I really love this product and is an essential in having the perfect lips.

What do you think to the lush lip scrubs do you like them?

Ashleigh xx

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Bekl Bracelet Smile Campaign Beat Bullying

Hey lovelies, I found Bekl bracelets through twitter and though it was a great campaign so I wanted to get involved so Rebecca very kindly sent me a bracelet. If you've read my blog you will have seen I was bullied myself and I wanted to help spread the message of the smile campaign for Beat Bullying.

The smile campaign is to help awareness of bullying and to try to stop bullying and raise money for the charity Beat Bullying.

Wear the bracelet with pride and help spread the positive message of keep smiling.

It's a cute bracelet and it's only £2.99 and a £1 from each bracelet is given to the charity Beat Bullying so everyone go buy one and help raise awareness of bullying and keep smiling, I think it's a worthy cause.

I just wanted to say thank you to Bekl bracelets to help me get involved in this smile campaign and hope you all do too, knowone should be bullied, lets help bring a stop to bullying.

Everyone lets wear these bracelets to help anti-bullying.

Ashleigh xx

Friday, 9 November 2012

Giveaway Winner

Hey lovelies, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you that follow my blog and entered my giveaway, I wish I could give you all something but I can't.

Drumroll and the giveaway winner is...
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you, I've emailed you for your address.

I will do more giveaways in the future for you all.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Ikandi Relaunch

Hello Lovelies, India asked me to help get involved in a relaunch post for Ikandi so I’m doing a post for them.
The current website has a nice layout, very modern and girly. It is easy to navigate and find what you are looking for. Clear pictures and good descriptions of each piece of jewellery. All of the jewellery is gorgeous, I love so many pieces on their Crystal Swallow Long Pendant, Jade Green Quartz Stone Crystal Bracelet, Gunmetal Crystal Cross Bead Bracelet, and Turquoise Quartz Starfish Bead Bracelet is just some of them.
I can’t wait to see what the new website will be like the current website is very nice.
I think the prices are reasonable and they often have sales which are really good.
Turquoise Quartz Starfish Bead Bracelet is on sale for £7.20 and is perfect to wear just everyday with jeans and a top, Fia Red Crystal Navette Drop Earrings is £14 and is perfect to wear with a red dress for evenings, Silver Pastel Crystal Butterfly Headband is perfect for bridesmaids to wear and is £10, Black Sequin Crystal Collar Necklace to wear over a plain white top/blouse and jeans or trousers and is £16, Black Glitter Jewel Crystal Cocktail Ring its £12 and you can wear it every day with outfits as it will go with everything or for evenings out with a dress, Crystal Bow Long Pendant perfect for everyday over a plain coloured top at £6, Silver Crystal Flower Clip on Earrings these are great for people who haven’t got their ears pierced  and there gorgeous you can wear them with anything and £16, Multi Crystal Large Button Studs is £12 and you could wear with a multicoloured top and skirt or multicoloured dress, Black Crystal Skull Knuckle Duster Clutch because its black it will go with any outfit and is perfect for prom dresses and is £12.

Here’s some of their beautiful jewellery.

Ikandi jewellery has been featured in more, reveal, look and vogue.
If your wanting to buy new jewellery go and have a look at their website they have beautiful pieces and free shipping.
They have facebook and twitter so go follow them.

I hope you liked the post, what do you think to Ikandi's jewellery.

Ashleigh xx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Small Haul

Hey Lovelies, I haven't done a haul in a while and I recently bought a few things over the past couple of weeks so I thought I would do a post on what I got.

I got all these tops from International, the cross top was £11.99 i absolutely love this top and so does my sister she's currently taken it out with her, red and blue tops two for £10 these tops are quite see through and thin so you need to wear a vest underneath these are all casual tops and I will wear with jeans.


I like these sort of bracelets and have quite a few now these were from a little stall in my town centre and they were only £2.50 which is a great price, I think there really cute and I'm sure you get these sort of bracelets from anywhere.


I really wanted to try the lush bubblegum lip scrub for ages I heard a lot of good reviews about it and wanted to try it for myself, so far I'm really liking it and might do a review on it if you want me to just leave a comment if you want me to, it was £5.25. maybelline color sensational cream gloss in red love £6.19 it was just an impulse buy I have the red lipgloss from mua but I just decided to buy it. I've always wanted to try something from nyx  so when I went into t k maxx and saw only a few products from nyx so I decide to buy the smokey look kit it was £5.99 which is a reasonable price you get 9 shadows and 2 lip products, I've tried some of the eyeshadows already they are pigmented and quite long lasting, if you want a review or look with the palette let me know in a comment and I will do.

Hope you enjoyed this little haul, I don't think I will be buying anything else for a while because I'm saving for Christmas and I might be going to London on a college trip for the day in December.

Ashleigh xx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Liebster Awards

Hello Lovelies here's a post on the Liebster Awards.

I've been nominated again for the Liebster Awards by the lovely HallofMirrors and LetsGetLippy but i thought it would be better to do it on another post then updating again and making the other post really long.

The Rules:
1. Post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and make 11 new questions for the people you tag.
3. Choose people with 200 followers or less and tag them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs.

All the facts are the same as in my other Liebster Blog Post.

Random Facts:
1. I have naturally wave hair but I do like to straighten and curl my hair.
2. I want to be a Primary School Teacher.
3.I have braces.
4.I love watching TV shows and films.
5. I can't go a day without listening to music, I absolutely love music.
6. I've been bullied a few times, it was the worse time in my life but made me stronger and the person I am today.
7. I have a scar under my nose you probably cant see on pictures cause I use makeup but I fell off my bike when I was about 5 or 6 and injured a lot of my face.
8. Makeup always makes me feel more confident about myself.
9. I used to be really shy at school and hardly talk to people and never want to read aloud or answer teachers questions but since going to college and not worrying what people think about me and not having the bullies from school I've become more talkative to everyone.
10. At school I was really good at playing Keyboards/Piano I never had any lessons but I used to be able play backing tracks to songs and make my own up but I haven't played the Piano in a few years.
11. I have trust issues, it takes me a long while till I can open to people but I don't always tell them everything because of being afraid to get hurt.

Let's Get Lippy Questions:
1. Why did you choose this name for your blog? it's my initials of first and second name and i love makeup so makeuplover.
2. Designer or High Street? i like both but i mostly buy high street so high street.
3. If you had a genie within a lamp; what three things would you wish for? world peace, no one ever being ill for any reason and everyone to be happy.
4. What is your GO TO Emergency food? i don't really have a go to emergency food but i would probably say toast.
5. What does your beauty regime consist of? moisturising and applying makeup on a day to day basis, other times cleanse, tone and moisturise.
6. If you could be President or Prime Minister for a day, what laws would you change or enforce? for everyone to have Mondays off i think most people hate Monday's.
7. Forget Celebrity ‘Come Dine With Me’; there could be one for Bloggers! Which 4 Bloggers would you bring to your dinner party? this is hard but i would say
SophiaKayleighIndia  and  Alessia .
8. Lipstick or Lipgloss? Lipstick definitely.
9. What has been your biggest life challenge so far? Being bullied.
10. If Jack Sparrow [the pirate] delivered you a chest full of riches, what would you spend it on? Makeup and a house.
11. What will you do after you finish answering this question? Watch TV i think.

Hall Of Mirrors Questions:
1. What's your favourite city? London
2. Where do you like to shop? For makeup Boots and Superdrug, for clothes New Look, Primark, Topshop, International.
3. Who is your style icon? Demi Lovato.
4. What's your all time favourite make up product? Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.
5. If you could give somebody just one piece of beauty advise, what would it be? Wear makeup how you want you can never do it wrong.
6. Do you have any pets? No
7. How did you come up with your blog name? 
it's my initials of first and second name and i love makeup so makeuplover.
8. Who knows about your blog? My parents, sister and one friend.
9. Your favourite cosmetics brand and why? Revlon love there lipsticks and foundation.
10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully a Primary School Teacher/Teaching Assistant, married with children and still blogging.
11. Most expensive product you've bought? MAC blush.

My Questions:
1. Your holy grail product you can't live without?
2. Favourite makeup brand?
3. Do you prefer wearing jeans and a top, skirts and a top or dresses?
4. Do you prefer wearing heels or flats?
5. Your most expensive piece of makeup?
6. Favourite place to eat?
7. Your most expensive outfit?
8. Do you prefer natural makeup or bold makeup?
9. Your favourite clothing shop?
10. What do you want to accomplish in 10 years?
11. Your favourite magazine?

I tag- 

Hope you liked the post.
Ashleigh xx