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Two Year Blogiversary + Giveaway

11 Jun

I can’t believe Monday marked my 2 year blogiverary.  I found it so hard to believe that it was 2 years ago that I decided to start my little blog.  Blogging has been such a great experience for me so far and I love sharing my thoughts on beauty and fashion with you all.  It’s also allowed me to attend events and meet new people which I feel has increase my confidence 🙂 I really appreciate the time that everyone takes to read my posts and comment and I just want to say thank you so much.

I just want to say a massive thank you to all my lovely followers and have decided to do a little giveaway.  I wasn’t sure what to buy but I decided to stick with what I know I like and hopefully the winner will also love.  So here’s what you could win…




  • MUA Cream Blush in Dolly
  • Collecton Lasting Colour Gel Liner in Black
  • L’oreal Color Infaillible Eyeshadow in Endless Chocolat
  • Eylure Katy Perry Individual Lashes in Ka-Zaam
  • Collection Limited Edition Mardi Gras Lip Balm in Strawberry
  • Barry M Ultra Moisturizing Lip Paint in Vicious Violet (No 156)

This giveaway is open internationally but there are some rules so please read this before you enter;

  1. You must follow via Bloglovin.
  2. The giveaway will run for three weeks.
  3. If your country places extra tax on items I’m afraid that it’s the winners responsibility to pay this.
  4. The winner will be chosen using rafflecopter.
  5. The winner will be notified by email and the winner will have three working days to reply and accept their prize.  If no reply is received a new winner will be chosen.

Enter using the link below;



Thank you much for taking the time to read my blog; it really does mean a lot 🙂

Collection Metallic Cream Eyeshadow – Copper Pot

24 Dec

I can’t believe that it’s Christmas Eve already! I’m so excited for tomorrow, I absolutely love Christmas.

Anyway I’ve had this for a while now and I can’t believe that I haven’t reviewed it yet.  I think that this might be what using to create my Christmas eye make-up tomorrow.



This was the first cream eyeshadow that I’d used and I really like it.  Copper pot is a gorgeous golden copper colour.  The eyeshadow has a doe foot applicator making it easy to apply all over the lid.  Copper pot has a thick consistency and is easily blended.  The eyeshadow does dry quite quickly so you need to blend it quite soon after it’s applied.  I find that this lasts all day without creasing; this was the one things that I was concerned about.



I really like using this all over the lid with a matte brown powder eyeshadow in the crease and to contour.

Overall I really like this and will definitely be trying some of the other shades in the range.  These only cost £2.99 and can be purchased from the Collection website, Superdrug and Boots.

Do you use cream eyeshadows or do you prefer powder eyeshadows?  Have you tried any of the Collection Cream Eyeshadows; if you had what did you think of them?

Collection Cream Puff – Cotton Candy Review

30 Jul

This is one of the items that I won in the Collection Twitter competition (you can see the rest here) and it was the first one that I decided to try.  I had seen this in shops and also on other blogs but I never bought it because I wasn’t sure if I’d like the matte lip effect that it give.  How wrong was I; I really wish that I had got it sooner.

Cream Puff

Cream Puff

The Cream Puff lip cream comes in a small tube and has a doe foot applicator like a lip gloss had.  I wasn’t sure about the colour as it looked really dark on the applicator.  The lip cream goes on smoothly and dries to a matte finish.  When on lips Cotton Candy is a lovely pink shade.

Cream Puff

I found that this has really great wear time of around 5 hours and lasts quite well though eating and drinking however may have to be touched up slightly afterwards.  I thought that due to being a matte lip product that it was going to be really drying this is another reason that I hadn’t bought it myself, but it is surprisingly moisturising.

Cream Puff

Overall I really love this product and will definitely be buying Cotton Candy and investing in some of the other shades as well.  You can buy Collection Cream Puff lip creams in Boots and Superdrug for £2.99 which I feel is a great price considering how long lasting that it is.

Have you tried Collection Cream Puff lip creams, what did you thing of them? And what are your thoughts on matte lip products? 🙂

Summer Essentials (4) – Eyes

14 Jun

As you can probably tell from my previous summer essentials post I love going for bright colours during summer.  To me, eyeliner/eyeshadow are really important and I would much rather have one of these on than lipstick.  Here are my Summer Essentials for eyes;

Summer Essentials Eyes

  • MUA Eye Primer – To me eye primer is a must to ensure that you eyeshadow is bright and doesn’t crease and fade thoughout the day.  MUA’s eye primer is great for this and doesn’t break the bank either at only £2:50.  The full review can be read here.
  • Barry M Liquid Liner  – This shade is Turquoise.  It’s a bright blue and dries to a matte finish.  The liner has a felt tip nip which makes application easy.  It last all day and doesn’t move once dried.  You can see my full review of it here.
  • Lumene Eyeshadow Duo – This was sent to me by Nancy in the budget beauty blogger swap back in January. It is part of the blueberry longe wear eyeshadow range and is called Northern lights.  This due can be used to make a bright summery smokey eye look.
  • Sleek Lagoon Palette – This was released in March and I couldn’t wait until it came out.  It’s filled with mainly shimmer shades with just 3 matte ones.  I have to admit that I haven’t used it too much as I really wanted to wait until summer to use these shades and to give me time to experiment with it and decide which colours went best with each other.  You can see me full review of it here.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil – I have this in Ranson which is a gorgeous purple shade with a slight hint of blue.  This really does last all day and is one of the colours that I frequently take on holiday with me as I know that it will stay put.  You can see my full review of it here.
  • Collection Glam Eyes Gel Liner – This is a bright green glitter gel liner and the shade is called Le Freak.  I can’t tell you how many times that I’ve purchased this shade but I’ve been using it for at least four years.  Another that I take with me when I’m traveling as it lasts all day and doesn’t need to be touched up.  You can see my full review of it here.

So that’s my Summer Essentials for eyes, let me know what you thought and what your favourite summer eye colours are 🙂

Summer Essentials (3) – Lips

7 Jun

This is the third in my series of Summer Essential posts if you have missed out on the others you can catch up on them here.

This post is focusing on lips.  To me summer is a great time for wearing a really bright lipstick but I also find that my lips can dry out a little in the summer so moisturizing lips products are also essential.  So here are my Summer Essentials or lips;

Summer Essentials Lips

  • Collection Lock and Hold Lip Gloss in Break Dance – This colour looks like a bright coral in the tube however is much paler on lips.  I feel that it helps to add a little colour so is great if you don’t want too bold a lip colour.  I find that it lasts about 4 hours before needing to be reapplied.  You can see my full review of it here.
  • Topshop Mexican Wave – This was limited edition and I have only just stared wearing it.  I really wish that I had bought more it’s such an amazing coral/red colour.  If you can find people selling it online then I would definitely buy it or if you know of a similar colour then feel free to share.  I think this is great lipstick for a bold summer look.  You can see my full review here.
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Shade 5 – This is one of my most used lipstick as you can probably see from the picture.  this is a lovely pink shade which I feel would suit most skin tones.  For me this is definitely a must have shade.
  • Barry M Touch of Magic Lip Paint- This lipstick is green, but changes to pink due to the alkali level of your lips.  As everyone has different levels of alkali the shade changes from person to person.  For me it changes to a bright pink shade.  I love this lipstick as it will suit everyone as it changes to a colour specifically for them.  A quirky must have lipstick.
  • Jewel by India R – I bought this from a blogger who creates her own lip balms.  I have the honey flavoured one which is awesome.  The lip balms are great just to moisturize you lips or if your not wanting to wear any lipstick.

Here are some swatches to give an idea of the colours, I didn’t swatch the lip blam as it’s clear and the Barry M lip paint isn’t the colour it goes on my lips (alkali level must be different)

Summer Essentials Lips Swatches

L-R  Break Dance, Mexican Wave, Shade No 5, Touch of Magic


So that’s my Summer Essentials, let me know what you thought and what your favourite summer lip colours are 🙂

Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer Review

24 Apr

After seeing so many reviews about the Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer I had to try it out for myself.

The conceal comes on case with an applicator brush at the top, which releases the product when the bottom is twisted.  The concealer comes in 3 shades, Naked, Natural and Glow.  I have shade 2 Natural which I feel blends in nicely with my skin tone.  As there is only three shades I doubt everyone will find one that matches perfectly, so hopefully they’ll release some more shades.

Collection Illuminating Conealer

Collection Illuminating Conealer

Collection Illuminating Conealer

Collection Illuminating Conealer

Collection Illuminating Conealer

I use this concealer as an under-eye concealer as it says that it helps to conceal dark circles and has illuminating particles.  Which is great if you’ve been out the night before/up late and want to look more awake.  I’ve used this on a day that I had less than 4 hours sleep and this concealer definitely made it seem like I had a lot more.  I feel that this blends in well and lasts all day without needing to be touched up.

This concealer only cost £4.99 and can be bought from the Collection website, Boots or Superdrug.

Have you tried Collection Illuminating Concealer, let me know what you think 🙂

Collection (2000) Lock n Hold Lipgloss Review

28 Sep

I recently purchased Collection Lock n Hold lipgloss in Break Dance, which is a bright coral colour in the tube.  I don’t normally care about the packaging of make-up but I have to say that I really like the bright pink top on this lipgloss.

The Lock  Hold lipglosses is available in 6 different shades.  It claims to last up to six hours, I found that it lasted about four hours before needing to be touched up.  I feel this is really good last longer than other glosses that I’ve tried.  I also found this lipgloss to very moisturising and not as stick as others.

The colour doesn’t go on as bold as it looks in the packaging, but it’s a lovely colour and is great for a daytime look.


Collection Lock n Hold Lipglosses can be purchased from Boots and Superdrug for £2.99.

Collection Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner Review

14 Jun

I recently bought Collection (previously Collection 2000) lasting colour gel eyeliner, in brow.  The product also comes in black, gold and teal.  The eyeliner comes in a box which has tips on the back for anyone who maybe unsure of how to use it and there is also a small brush included.

This eyeliner has a nice consistency and applies easily.  On the packaging it states that the eyeliner can last up to 12 hours; I feel that this is correct as it doesn’t fade or smudge throughout the day.  I would recommend this product for people who want to try something different but perhaps find liquid liner to tricky to us ( I feel that it is a lot easier to apply than some liquid liners).

If there was to be any negative points about this eyeliner it would probably be the brush.  I would prefer one that was slightly bigger but this is just my personal thoughts, as it is the brush does a good job.

Collection lasting colour gel eyeliner can be purchased in Boots and Superdrug for £4.99

Collection lasting colour gel eyeliner in brown