Thursday, 31 January 2013

January Favourites

Hello Lovelies, it's the end of January so here is my January favourites.

Beauty Favourites

Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner- It's really black and easy to apply.

I've had a favourite lip combo that I've been wearing quite a lot recently it's perfect for nights out its dark and pigmented, L'oreal Paris Color Riche 290 Plum Passion and MUA lipgloss in shade 4.

BC Body Collection Eyeshadow Quad it doesn't have a name but I like wearing this quad it's quite natural and pigmented and long lasting.

W7 Blush in Candy Floss, I've had this for quite a while and only recently started wearing it again, it's a pale pink that has a sheen to it and looks really nice on the cheeks and is long lasting.

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fuchsia I saw this on Tanya Burr's Date Night Makeup Look I thought it looked great, she looked beautiful, it's a really nice colour and pigmented and long lasting.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey, its a natural colour perfect for everyday, it's your lip colour but better, if you read my blog you know I love these, there my favourite lip product.

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation, this is a very natural foundation it's a light to medium coverage that you can build, its really blendable and long lasting, it has a good colour range to fit everyone.

Image from Google.

I got this last week I got Taylor Swift Wonderstruck perfume for my birthday, it's my new favourite perfume, it's hard to describe the smell but you definitely should go smell it, the bottle is very nice its purple and shimmery and has a cute top and if you get the full bottle it has cute little charms on.

Non Beauty Favourites

Music- The Saturdays- What About Us, Cody Simpson-Got Me Good and Gabrielle Aplin-Please Don't Say You Love Me.

Film- The Impossible it's an amazing film you should go watch it.

TV Shows- Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game, Glee and The Vampire Diaries all returned this month and these are my all time favourite shows.

Food- Birthday Cake, it was my birthday last week and I had an amazing and yummy cake, if you haven't seen it go look at my Instagram.

Whats been your favourites of this month let me know.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

MAC Makeover and Haul

Hello lovelies, on Saturday I had my makeup done at MAC, I got this as a Christmas present from my Mum and Dad, I just wanted to do a little post on it because I loved my MAC makeover.

The MAC makeover cost £30 and it was for 1 hour and then you spend that £30 and if you want to spend more money on the products you want.

You get to decide what type of makeup you want, I asked for winged eyeliner and red lips, I had a lovely girl called Stacey at Meadowhall do mine and she added eyeliner to my waterline and under the lash line as well, this worked really well and brought out my blue eyes.

The makeover includes everything they first applied moisturiser then started on my eyes while the moisturiser sinked into the skin, Stacey applied a paint point in groundwork, then I think it was wedge eyeshadow into the crease, then applied ice the mineralize eyeshadow in ice on the lid, then swiss chocolate just to define the crease a bit more and blanc type to highlight under the brow bone and then she applied black track eyeliner for the winged eyeliner, then a black eyeliner to the waterline and the lash line but smudged to make it less harsh, then applied mascara. She then used a brow pencil on my brows not sure what shade. She used NW13 studio fix fluid foundation, select moisture cover concealer, then she used mineralize skin finish natural. She then used a matte bronzer to contour not sure what shade, pro longwear blush in all day and a cream colour base to highlight the cheeks. Then for lips she used cherry lip liner and russian red matte lipstick. Then a spray to set the makeup.

The makeup last me for most of the day I wore it at 2pm till 11pm.

I love MAC makeup it's really pigmented and long lasting.

The few bits I bought, mineralize eyeshadow in ice £16.50, matte eyeshadow in swiss chocolate £12, matte lipstick in russian red £14 and pro longwear blush in all day blush £19.

I think MAC makeovers are great and I recommend you having one.

Hope you liked the post.

Ashleigh xx

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Birthday Haul

Hello Lovelies, it was my birthday on Thursday and I turned 18, I'm extremely grateful for everything I got and I'm definitely not bragging, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that got me a present and to all of you for tweeting me happy birthday.

I got a lot of jewellery they wanted to give me something that I could keep and are memorable for my 18th.
The 18 necklace don't know where its from, the two heart necklace is from Argos, not sure where earrings are from, the heart necklace is from H Samuel's, earrings and necklace is from Avon and ring is from Warren James I picked it out and we needed to know for size because I have such thin fingers this fits my middle finger and I'm a size J.

I got a Taylor Swift Wonderstruck set, with a 30ml and 5ml bottle of perfume and a scented body lotion, I don't know how to describe the smell of the perfume but it smells really nice and is my new favourite fragrance, 18th birthday mug, WHSmiths £10 gift card, clutch bag from Avon, a little 18 ornament and a pink scarf.

My sister paid for me to have my nails done, it's just shellac which is like a strong nail polish that can last up to a month, these are my natural nails and I decided just to have a french manicure and have a flower on my ring finger.

Kate Moss Kate set, it has a 30ml bottle of perfume and body lotion, Ted Baker set, it has a body wash, body spray and body lotion, a Thornton's chocolate with a message saying Happy 18th Ashleigh. 

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that got me a gift I love them all.

I've had a great birthday :)

Ashleigh xx

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

SewUniqueUK Anchor Bracelet Review

Hello Lovelies, the lovely Gabrielle from SewUniqueUK very kindly sent me an anchor bracelet to review.

Here's what Gabrielle had to say about her jewellery, I'm a 19 year old who goes to university and have a part time job in a clothes shop.
I started SewUniqueUK because I've always loved being creative and making things, this is something I would love to develop full time after uni.
I've always loved textiles and this is a theme I've included in some of designs. I wanted to make my jewellery different to what you can find in shops whilst still being affordable and being a bit more special because it's handmade.
I love the multi coloured braid and then the anchor, I've got no jewellery with anchors on and it's really cute.

It's adjustable so perfect for everyone to have around there wrists. 

The anchor bracelet is currently on sale at £4.
SewUniqueUK has some amazing jewellery that I absolutely love.

Like the name SewUniqueUK it's definitely unique jewellery that shops wont have.

The delivery is fast and comes in cute packaging.

Go follow Gabrielle on Twitter and go look at her Shop.

I love jewellery and love little shops like SewUniqueUK, Harts+Crosses and So Kitch they have amazing jewellery at great prices and are unique and hand made.

Hope you liked the post.

Ashleigh xx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Small Haul

Hello lovelies, I've recently got a few bits over the last couple of weeks.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey, it's a dusky pink colour it's like my lip colour but better, it's on offer for £5 in Superdrug. Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24H in Intense Black I've heard so many good things about this eyeliner so I wanted to try it and was on offer at £4.99 in Superdrug.

I got this ring from Avon for £2.99 it's adjustable so it's perfect for me because I have such thin fingers.

I got this shrug from Wallis in sale for £15, I've wanted a shrug for a while to go with my dresses I have.

Have you bought anything nice recently, let me know.

Hope you liked the post.

Ashleigh xx

Friday, 18 January 2013

Guest Blog Post-Perfume Quiz

Hello lovelies, the lovely Ashleigh from House of Fraser emailed me about wanting to do a blog post for me and her idea was great she created a quiz to help you pick the perfect perfume.

Okay so I know Christmas is over, but gift giving (for me at least) is not. I have three birthdays to buy for in January alone. So when deciding on what to buy people someone suggested perfume and it got me thinking how can we ever choose a perfume for someone else? I find it hard enough to find one for myself.

We don’t know what they look for in a perfume or what smells they like and there are so many to choose from it can be really daunting. That’s why I decided to create a quiz that helps whether you’re looking for someone else or if you’re new to perfume and need some help narrowing down your choices.

I’ve created a multiple choice based quiz that tells you what scent best matches your personality and gives you an example perfume to get you started. My scent was the Viktor and Rolf perfume, Flower Bomb, which is quite accurate as I love soft floral perfumes. 

Have a go and see what scent you get or pass it on to your friends for great gift ideas.

Hope you enjoyed the post and find it helpful.

I want to thank Ashleigh for doing the post for me.

Ashleigh xx

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Harts+Crosses Review

Hey lovelies, just before Christmas I made a Harts+Crosses order and the lovely Nicola sent me a few other pieces as well.
This is what I got, I also got a ring but it was too big so I gave it to my sister.

I love crosses so this a great shop to buy from.

Here's some of my favourite pieces I got.

I love the multi coloured braid around, you can wear the bracelet with something plain to brighten it up or something multi coloured, I love the peace sign as well. This was £2 but its now sold out on the shop.

This is my favourite bracelet out of all the jewellery and I've worn it the most, it has pearls around the outside, the cross is silver and the stones are a black/purple colour in different lights and can go with something black or purple and purple is my favourite colour. the bracelet was £3.

I love flower earrings if you ever look in my jewellery box that's what I've got most of different flowers in different colours in earrings. That's why I bought two pairs in my order. I like these ones best just because there pink. They are only 50p which is an great price.

As I've said I love crosses, these are simple plain silver earrings that will go with anything. These are £1.

It was quick shipping only took a couple of days.

I will definitely but more Harts+Crosses jewellery in the future.

All of the Harts+Crosses jewellery are amazing and at great prices and Nicky often has offers on so you should definitely go look at her shop.

Nicky currently has a 30% off offer so enter the code 30OFF.

Nicola is such a nice person so you definitely should go look at her jewellery and go follow her on twitter.

Hope you liked the post.

Ashleigh xx

Friday, 11 January 2013

MAC Diva Lipstick Review

Hey lovelies, this was another beauty product I won from the lovely Lucy in her giveaway, so here's a review of the MAC Diva lipstick, she has great blog go take a look.

I love MAC lipsticks, If I could I would buy them all.

I love there sleek black packaging.

Diva is reddish burgundy colour and is great if you don't want to wear a bright red.

This lipstick is perfect for nights out.

It's a matte finish so it can be a little drying on the lips.

It's very pigmented like most MAC lipsticks.

It's very long lasting.

It's one of my new favourite lipsticks and I don't have this sort colour in my collection.

MAC lipstick are £14.

I just want to say a huge thank you to Lucy for this lipstick.

Hope you liked the post and I've got a few more reviews that should be coming up soon.

Ashleigh xx

Saturday, 5 January 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hey lovelies, sorry for not posting in a while I needed to do quite a few assignments for college that are in next week so I've been working on them.

I was nominated by the lovely Elysia, I want to say a huge thank you to her for nominating me it was so sweet of her and I really appreciate it, it makes me feel like I'm doing a good job with my blog, you should go look at her blog it's amazing.

The Rules:
1) Nominate up to 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2) Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award.
3) Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4) Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
5) Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.

Random Facts:
1) I love listening to music, can't go a day without listening to music.
2) I want to be a Primary School Teacher when I'm older.
3) I want children when I'm older.
4) I love blogging don't think ill ever give it up.
5) I'm close with my family.
6) Love making people feel better about themselves and helping them in anyway I can.
7) I find it hard to trust people but I'm working on trying to trust people more.

My Nominations:

I wish I could nominate you all, you all deserve to be nominated but these are some of my favourite bloggers and aren't as well known and have been blogging about as long as me.

Hope you all enjoyed the post and huge thank you again to Elysia for nominating me.

Ashleigh xx