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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Boots Haul

Well hello there people of the Internet, how is everyone? I was in town today and saw the '3 for 2' offer in Boots and thought why not? I needed a pick-me-up and if you're a make-up junkie, you'll understand how happy make-up can make you feel! 

It looks like a summer haul but I assure you, we're still in Winter! 

The first thing I picked up was this lipstick by Rimmel. It's part of their 'Moisture Renew' collection and I got it in the colour 'Coral Britannia'. I don't know if it's just me but I have a fear of getting dark lipstick all over my teeth and face so I'm always on edge when I wear a darker colour. I got this as nude lips seem to popping up all over the shop this A/W and Lily Pebbles talked about this particular lipstick a while back on her YouTube channel. It's very moisturising and goes on so well. It's nicely pigmented and I just love it. At £6.49 I think it's a steal. 

I also got this Rimmel 'Stay Blushed' liquid blusher in 04 'Sunkissed Cherry'. It comes in a tube and is REALLY pigmented! I tried applying it with a brush but I didn't like it so I would recommend blending it in with your fingers and your natural warmth helps it to blend easily. If you put too much on, get your foundation brush and just blend it out a bit with the remainder of your foundation. I've got amazing tips,I know. It was £4.49 which I thought was pretty decent. 

the blush and lipstick on

Last but not least is my beloved Collection 'Lasting Perfection' concealer in 01 'Fair'. They've put the price up to £4.19 but it's still such a good product for the price! My other one had gone all dried and yucky so I repurchased it. Not much else to say really, you need to try it and love it for yourself. 

Hope you liked this little haul; I know I do! Comment below which products you love also or want to try now - I'd love to hear!

See you soon and stay insane!

Bloggerella x

Liebster Award

This award is used by bloggers who have 200 follows or less promote each other in order to make more friends in the blogging community and attract more attention to their blog! Each nominee must first list 11 random facts about their self, then answer the 11 questions provided by the person who nominated them. Lastly, choose 11 bloggers who have 200 followers or less on bloglovin and ask them your own 11 questions!

I was so happy when i found out I was nominated for tihs award! It's so nice to be recognised for what I'm doing :) Thank you to Just Nicolette ( by the way for nominating me!

11 random facts

1. I live in Newcastle, England
2. I had a cat called Smoo when I was a baby
3. I am an only child
4. I have an addiction to Dairy Milk chocolate!
5. I'm a size 6/8 (UK) in clothes
6. I have a fear of pigeons and spiders
7. I'm studying art and design at Newcastle College
8. I'm 5ft 5inch
9. Topshop is my second home
10. I love my friends and family
11. I want an infinity tattoo

11 Questions from Just Nicolette

1. When did you start your blog?

19th August 2013

2. If your life were a television show what would the theme song be?

Hard question! It would have to be 'I want you to want me' by Letters to Cleo as it's from my favourite film EVER (10 things I hate about you)

3. Do you have a hidden talent?

I can play the violin at bit :) I had lessons for 5 years!

4. What is your favorite animal?

ELEPHANT all the way, the're the cutest!

5. What is the last book you read?

'It happened in Paris' by Molly Hopkins

6. What is the one thing you can't leave home without?

I'd have to say my phone, t never leaves my side :P

7. Where would you like to travel to?

I'd love love love to go to Australia or America, or both!

8. What is your favorite food?

Chocolate, chocolate, and a bit more chocolate

9. Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?

I'm a true brit; tea is my weakness!

10. What is your candle scent of the moment?

I actually hate candles, they make me feel ill so any non-scented candle really. 

11. What is your favorite color?

Purple, it's so luxurious!

My nominations

My questions to my nominees 

1. Why did you start your blog?
2. What is your trend of the season?
3. What is your favourite nail varnish colour for A/W
4. What is your favourite shop?
5. Must-have cult beauty product?
6. What is your favourite hairstyle?
7. Hot drinks or cold drinks?
8. Favourite make-up brand?
9. What is your dream job?
10. What is your most lusted-after product?
11. What is your favourite song right now?

Good luck to everyone entering!

See you soon and stay insane!

Bloggerella x 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Everyone needs an LBD

Hey guys, hope you're all ok! News flash...I got ANOTHER job! It's at HMV, a DVD, CD and games shop. The only fly in the ointment is that I'll be crazy busy right up until Christmas so it's going to affect my blogging schedule :(. I might not be able to upload every Friday so it'll just have to be whenever I can - I'm really sorry about this but it's not permanent! 

Now I've got that bit of admin out of the way, down to the blog! 

Every girl NEEDS an LBD or little black dress. it's your saviour for a last-minute party (because I get invited to those aaalll the time...yeah right!), they're a timeless classic that never goes out of fashion and you can keep them for years! 

My birthday is next month and my Mum got me this black dress from McArthurGlen, which is a designer outlet with CRAZY discounts near York. The dress is from French Connection and was reduced from £160 to £54!! It's made from a stretchy body-con material and has little cut out details on the shoulders. There's a zip all the way down the back of the dress as well. 

If you follow me on Instagram (if not, link is on the side) you would have seen me post this picture showing the dress on. I think it's a really flattering shape and isn't so short that it borders on being trashy. LBDs are always classy and sophisticated so always go just above the knee for a sexy but not slutty look!

I would wear this any time of the year but as it will be winter when I wear it, I would suggest styling it with 60 denier opaque tights and either really colourful shoes or bag. Although knowing me I'll go all back and have some sparkly jewellery to jazz it up! The selection of accessories below are all from Topshop (my favourite shop of all time) unless stated otherwise. 






See you soon and stay insane!

Bloggerella x

Friday, 8 November 2013

L'Oreal Men Expert 'Pure Power' Black Charcoal Wash

Hi guys, how's everyone doing? I'm a bit ill and sniffly right now but on the plus side...I GOT A JOB. It's a weekend job at Primark and I'm so pleased to finally be given a chance to get some paid experience! 

Today's review is a slightly different one as it's actually a male skincare product. My Dad purchased this (it must have been on offer), I spyed it and couldn't resist giving it a try. 

It costs £5.99 and is available in lots of high-street stores. It contains black charcoal which is renowned for its skin purifying qualities, and menthol which is good for cleansing the skin and protecting against the appearance of spots and blackheads. 

It comes out as a gel but when applied onto your face, it turns into a white foam which feels really good on the skin! You get that really squeaky clean feeling and after using it for a week, I've noticed a reduction in the pimples on my forehead that no other face scrubs or washes could remove or reduce. 

It is a men's skincare product so if you have sensitive skin, please be careful as it may be too harsh for you. My skin is quite tough (like me :P) so I had no problems with breakouts or dryness. Just make sure to moisture as you would normally otherwise you'll feel like your skin has turned to plastic!

What men's skincare products (if any) have you tried and loved?

See you soon and stay insane!

Bloggerella x

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Sleek 'i-Divine' Eye Shadow Palette in 'Au Naturael'

HEY GUYS IT'S REALLY LATE AND I'M A BIT HYPER. I've got my second blast of energy so I thought I'd put up a blog post :) I'm not doing an October favourites this month as they would be pretty much the same and that would be boring!

This blog post is going to be a first impressions on the Sleek 'i-Divine' Eye Shadow Palette in 'Au Naturael'. I've been a bit late to jump on the Sleek bandwagon but I thought it would be a substitute until I (hopefully) get my Urban Decay Naked 1 palette!

It has 12 colours and costs £7.99 at Superdrug. There are a range of different palettes but I wanted this one as I felt it was the most wearable. It's very thin and has a HUGE mirror so prefect for taking on your travels!

After doing swatches of the colours, my favourites so far are Taupe (6th one along on the top) and Conker (1st one on the bottom row). They're both shimmery colours but there are matte colours amongst them. I wasn't overly impressed with the pigmentation of the swatches of the first 5 colours but I have yet to try them out with brushes and on the eye. 

Follow my Instagram ( to see what they look like on the eye!

I'm thinking of doing a little series of looks you could do with this eye shadow palette? Comment below if you would like that!

See you soon and stay insane!

Bloggerella x