Friday, 31 October 2014

October Favourites

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a good Halloween, I've got my October Favourites for you.
Beauty Favourites
My favourites for eyeshadows have been the NYX Smokey Look Kit and MAC Woodwinked. The NYX Smokey Kit is my go to, for creating a smokey eye and this was what I used for my smokey eye in my OOTN. All the shades are shimmery, they have different shades of grey, a brown and a black it has all the shades you need for a smokey eye. They are all really pigmented and are long lasting. MAC Woodwinked is a gorgeous golden brown shade that you can just wear on its own or with other shades, I've been wearing it a lot this month and love it, it's pigmented and long lasting. The Rimmel London Scandal Eyes in Golden Bronze it's a cream eyeshadow and is a good if your in a rush and just want a wash of colour.

For blushes I've been wearing Nars Douceur and 17 Plum Puff these are perfect autumn shades. Nars Douceur its a deep pinky brown shade that is matte and lasts really well on the cheeks and gives definition. 17 Plum Puff is a matte plumy pink shade that is quite pigmented and lasts quite well.

Last up is lipsticks both are gorgeous dark Autumn shades, I've been wearing MAC Diva and Makeup Revolution in Rebel With a Cause the most this month. MAC Diva is a matte dark burgundy red that is really pigmented and long lasting and even though it's matte it's not drying. Makeup Revolution in Rebel With a Cause is a purple berry shade and also matte but really moisturising, it's quite pigmented and lasts a good few hours on the lips.

Non-Beauty Favourites
Music- Ariana Grande-My Everything is such an amazing album that I have been loving listening to. Ella Henderson-Glow is a lovely song and I love her voice. The Script-Superhero's is such an inspiring song.

TV Shows- The Vampire Diaries returned this month and I love this show I think it's amazing, I've watched it from the beginning and I also like the spin off The Originals.

#SheffieldBBloggers was a favourite of mine I enjoyed organising it and getting brands on board and working with Georgina and Heather. Then seeing all the bloggers having a good time and enjoying the goodie bags.

What have been your favourites of the month?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Makeup Revolution Review

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a good week so far, today I'm reviewing some of the Makeup Revolution products I bought a while ago, I always like to give products a good try before reviewing them so here's my thoughts on them.
I've heard so many good things about Makeup Revolution and seen raving reviews, so I wanted to try their products for while and I finally got around to trying them and I love them. I bought the Iconic 3 Eyeshadow Palette, Sugar Blush and Rebel With A Cause Lipstick.

I wanted the Iconic 3 palette for ages, I knew it was a dupe for the Naked 3 and I didn't want to fork out so much money on the Naked palette, so I wanted this palette. This palette is absolutely gorgeous, it has shimmery/metallic shades and matte shades I always like using a variety of finishes. The palette has a variety of pinky, purple, golden, brown shades, I don't own many pinky eyeshadows and so it's a good palette if you want to expand your collection of colours. The colours are all really pigmented and last really well, you can't really see the first shade on my hand but it does show up on my eye. You can create both daytime and nighttime looks, something that is natural or smokey which I always love in a palette. For £4 you really can't go wrong with this palette.

The blush in Sugar, is a pinky corally shade I would say it's more of a Summer blush but you can still wear it in Autumn it's a versatile shade. It's has gold flecks in the blush but it's really unnoticeable and looks more matte on the cheeks, it's really pigmented and just one tap on the brush gives you a lot of product, that lasts well. It's only a £1 which is so inexpensive.

Lastly is the lipstick in Rebel With A Cause, I wanted a darker shade for Autumn/Winter and just picked this one up and it is a dupe for a MAC lipstick, which I will be sharing with you soon. It's a stunning purple berry shade that is matte but so moisturising on the lips which I love. It's really pigmented and lasts for a good few hours on the lips. It's also £1 so super inexpensive.

The packaging on all these products are minimal but sleek which I really like and so far it's quite sturdy, sometimes with this type of packaging I find it breaks easily but this hasn't.

Overall I am in love with all these products they are inexpensive but such good quality, that is really pigmented and is long wearing.

What are your favourite products from Makeup Revolution?

Sunday, 26 October 2014

OOTN- Dark Night

Hey Lovelies, hope your having a nice weekend, I've not been too well but I still wanted to get a post up for you. A few weeks ago I went out for my sister's boyfriend birthday and I thought I would share with you my outfit and I haven't done an outfit post in a while.
This dress is from Select and I got it 3/4 months ago and is was really inexpensive I think it was £17.99/19.99 and its simple but pretty, it's got floral lace detailing on it and I love lace and floral patterns. I just paired it with my heels from Matalan's, there not too high and are easy to walk in and so I love wearing them. I kept the look simple with just some black oval earrings and my silver ring. For my makeup I went with a smokey eye and kept my cheeks and lips natural.

I love this outfit because it's simple and not too dressy and is perfect for just going out for something to eat at a restaurant or on a date and it isn't too much but it still looks like you put effort in. I think we all love a good black dress and it's ideal for this time of year.

What's your favourite black dress you own?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sheffield Blogger Meetup Part 2

Hey Lovelies, if you didn't see already I posted the first part of the Sheffield Blogger Meetup here. In today's post I'm talking about the goodie bags and raffle prizes.
We got amazing companies involved for the raffle so we could raise as much money as we could for the charity and also so bloggers could get prizes that were something they would use. The brilliant companies that got involved with products for the raffle were:
Argan Dew Hair Oil and Mask Samples, OPI Nail Varnish Gift Set, Balm UK Makeup Bundle, Taupe & Pearl Jewellery, 4 Vivienne Westwood rings from Silvertree, Furless Cosmetics Brush Set, 2 Jewel Candles, Candy Rock Necklace, 4 Handmade Burger Meal for 2 Vouchers, Passion for Naturals Bundle, BTX Hair Treatment from Fruition Hair Sheffield, Full HD Brows Treatment from Kim at Boudoir Salon, Nourish Gift Set From Only Naturals, Nourish Gift Set From Nourish, 6 Perfumes from Fragrance Direct, London Retro Sunglasses of your choice from Sunglasses Shop , Bee Good Bundle, Cocoa Brown Fake Tan Gift Set, Trusted Health Products AM & PM, La Roche Posay Bundle. A big thank you to all these companies for sending these amazing prizes!

I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous Vivienne Westwood ring from Silvertree, I was in such shock that I actually won the raffle and got this amazing prize. The owner of Maveli, Jan from Look Good Feel Better and one of the ladies from Lush won the other rings which they all deserved as they worked hard for the meetup.
We also got amazing brands involved for the goodie bags and we wanted to make sure they were good products that all the bloggers would use. All the brands in the goodie bags are:The Blogger Programme personalised bags, Balance Active Formula Day & Night CreamPassion for Natural Aloe Vera Product, Benefit Cosmetics Lola Tint, Big Easy Sample, T-Zone Facial Scrub, Crabtree and Evelyn Product, Skinetica, Cloud 9 Skin Solutions, Essie Nail Varnish, Somerset Toiletry Company, Papier Poudre Blotting paper, Body Shop Nail Varnish, Lyons Leaf Beauty Balm, Quinoderm Face Wash, Macadamia Cleansing Conditioner, Mondss Underarm Pads, Nanshy Makeup Brush, Transforming Lives £100 Voucher, Bare Minerals Eyeliner, Beauty UK Nail Varnish, Only Naturals Samples, Charnos Stockings from No Bull PR, Urban Decay Primer Potion from the White Rose Branch, Clinomyth Toothpaste Challenge, Lypsyl, Deborah Milano, Dermocare WWF Plasters, Epic Blend Lip Balms, Crownbrush Eye Brush, Tiny Wishes Bracelet, Go Splash Water Flavourer, Makeup Revolution Makeup, Vanilla Shimmer Midi Ring, Jurlique Mini Goodie Bag, House of Wonderland Badge, Old Wives Tail Hair Treatments, Demadew sample, Joico Colour Therapy, Flurt Frozen Yoghurt and Punky Pins Earrings. A big thank you to all the brands that got involved for the goodie bags.

I hope you have enjoyed the two instalments of the #SheffieldBBloggers meetup.

A big thank you again to all the companies involved for the event, goodie bags and raffle, Jan from Look Good Feel Better charity and all the bloggers that came to the meetup.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Sheffield Blogger Meetup Part 1

Hey Lovelies, hope your all having a nice day. Me and the lovely Heather and Georgina organised the #SheffieldBBloggers Meetup on Saturday and it turned out amazingly and we all worked really hard and the bloggers loved it. I had so much fun organising it and getting amazing brands on board for the goodie bags, Me and Heather had college and work and managed to get a lot of brands on board in just over a month. There will be two parts for the blog post as there is too much to talk about for just one post, in this first part it will be about the day and tomorrow will be the goodie bag and raffle prizes.
The event was held at a South India Restaurant called Maveli, in the city centre and it was a beautiful cosy little restaurant. The owners were very kind and lovely and did a taste experience with a variety of plates of Indian food which was so delicious and some of the foods I had never tried before. We all then applauded the chef for his amazing work with the food.
As soon as bloggers were arriving we all welcomed them and gave them their goodie bags so they could have a good noisy through them and then go and talk to other bloggers. We didn't want a big event that's really crowded and so it was small and intimate, we invited a small amount of bloggers so they could chat and get to know everyone. 
We had Lush Sheffield and they had a gorgeous display of lots of Lush products and especially the Christmas products. The three Lush ladies that came were all really lovely and friendly. They all have a passion for Lush and were very informative. They also offered arm massages and bath bomb making, Georgina gave us a master class on making bath bombs and I made my own robot bath bomb that is very cute and a love a good Lush bath bomb in my bath.
We wanted to do a raffle and donate the money from it to a charity, as soon as we heard about the Look Good Feel Better charity, we all knew this was an amazing charity and we wanted them involved. The charity is for women and teenagers who have suffered from the side effects of cancer and through the use of cosmetics they give them confidence. The women have masterclasses for using cosmetics and given a Confidence Kit, which includes 19 products donated from brands that helps women feel more confident and makes them smile. Jan has been working for the charity for 19 years out of the 20 years its been running and she was so lovely and very passionate and gave us lots of information on the charity. We raised £250 for the charity from the raffle and donations from people at the event, which was amazing and I'm so proud of everyone who came and helped raised that much money for such an amazing cause.
Kim from Boudoir Salon Sheffield is a HD Brow trainer and she was also at the event, she was offering bloggers the chance to have a HD Brow Treatments and also showing us the art of threading and give us lots of information on brows. Lots of bloggers were crowding round wanting their eyebrows doing and Kim did an amazing job and all the bloggers were happy with the results. Wish I had got the chance to have mine done but never mind.
We had Costellos Cakeaway come and this was a highlight of the event for most bloggers I think and the room went so quiet when they came. The people from Costello's talked about the company and how they deliver to your door and all the different types of cake they have. All cakes are reasonable priced between £2-£3. We all got the chance to taste some of the cakes and then buy some if we wanted. Every blogger loved the cakes! Just looking at these pictures are making me drool and they were the yummiest cakes I've ever eaten. 

As a whole the event was really chilled and the bloggers were able to look through the goodie bags, talk with other bloggers and able to use Georgina's wigs and fancy dress to take lots of pictures with other people. Just as the event was finishing Flurt a frozen yoghurt shop from Sheffield, came with some sweets and discount cards for the bloggers.

The day went brilliantly and all the bloggers had an amazing time, a big thank you to all the bloggers, companies and Jan for coming and the owners of Maveli for letting us hold it there. Tune in tomorrow for what was in the goodie bags and raffle which you won't be disappointed with.