Sunday, 10 March 2013

Boots makeup haul

Hi lovelies! Hope your all well

So I took a little trip to Boots (the drugstore) which is a shop in the UK that sells things ranging from nappies, toothbrushes and makeup. Whoops! I spent too much, I actually went in to pick up some eyelashes and foundations for my clients and ended up going a little wild. Whilst I was there I thought why not pick up some products for my blog to review and try out.

The first thing I picked up was Revlon Colorstay foundation. I love love love this foundation it lasts and gives amazing coverage. It was on offer for buy one get one half price which was lucky. I love it on myself and clients with a drop of Illamasqua rich liquid. For a review on this foundation click here

£12.49 each
Revlon Colorstay swatches with flash
L to R- buff, natural tan, sand beige, true beige
Revlon Colorstay swatches without flash

I also picked up some foundations for myself. The first one I got was the Rimmel wake me up foundation. I have heard so much about it and have been wanting it for ages. I also got the stay matte powder which I have also heard lots about. I love that its a little compact size to put into my handbag to powder throughout the day- i chose the shade translucent.

Wake me up foundation-£8.99 Stay matte powder-£3.99

From Bourjois I picked up the chocolate bronzer and 1 2 3 foundation. I love watching Tanya Burr on YouTube and she has used the chocolate bronzer several times. Finding a good bronzer is so difficult so I thought I would give this one a try. I haven't heard much about the 1 2 3 foundation but excited to try it out and reveiw it for you guys or maybe do a first impression post. I also purchased the Bourjois volumizer mascara previously and loved it- has to be my favourite drustore mascara, no clumps and it removes so easily, so I repurchased that.

Chocolate bronzer-£7.99 123 perfect foundation-£10.99 Volumizer mascara-£10.49

If any if you guys have been following my makeup looks you will see that I use Collection 2000s lasting perfection concealor. It is simply amazing- beats any higher end concealors I have tried in terms of price and quality. I bought in my shade medium and shade fair to highlight. I was actually dissapointed when I brought them home because the tubes were broken from the top so the concealor was leaking out- so I will be returning these sadly :(.

Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealor £4.19

Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealor swatches with flash  L to R- medium, fair

Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealor swatches without flash L to R- medium, fair
I received this eyeliner free as I bought 2 Collection 2000 products which is a nice felt tip pen type purple liner. Its actually really good! So pigmented, I wish they would have had it in black. It showed amazing results in one stroke and no smudging or smearing.


Collection 2000 extreme eyeliner swatch
I also got 3 pairs of Eylure lashes. I love Eylure lashes- they have such amazing quality at affordable prices. Boots often do a three for two- but unfortunately not this time! I bought them anyway as they were for some clients.

Eylure 107-£5.35  and 145 lashes-£5.45

Do you own any of these products? What do you think? I would love to know your beauty purchases, leave them in the comments below!


Love always 


Saturday, 9 March 2013

Baobella bloggers go pro competition

Hi beauts!

Today I'm bringing you a post all about Baobella and their bloggers go pro competition! Im so excited to tell you guys about it because the prize is amazing. I was actually so lucky to be exclusively invited by the Baobella team to join as a Baobella girl one month before they launched and have a little browse before releasing it to the beauty community.

A little bit about Baobella

'Baobella is an online beauty community, focused on helping women find beauty products suited for them. With the help of social media, there are no limits to the beauty information available to share and learn.'

'Our vision is to connect the skills, knowledge and passion of beauty lovers everywhere, enabling every woman to feel inspired and involved.'
'Baobella is a network created for women by women with one thing in common; beauty. The beauty of Baobella is that it enlists the advice and skills of makeup artists, beauty bloggers and avid beauty lovers and allows them to all connect on one large platform.'
 Cheeky Fact about BaobellaBaobella has both Chinese and Spanish heritage; Bao means “treasure” or “bag” in Chinese and Bella means “beauty” in Spanish. So, Baobella is an international name meaning ‘beauty bag’ or ‘beauty treasure’.

In my own words: Its a makeup madness social media website! What's not to love, a website dedicated purely to beauty. I think its great way to meet other beauty and makeup enthusiasts and connect with them. Be sure to follow Baobella on their Twitter and Facebook page.

Join and create your account now on 
I look foreword to seeing you girls there!

Bloggers go pro competition

I am so excited about this competition! Baobella have teamed up with the famous Shoreditch School of Makeup to offer one lucky blogger the chance to win the ultimate beauty lover's prize.
-Enrolment on to a highly sought after BABTAC makeup training course taught by award winning celebrity makeup artist Siobhon Luckie (she has styled celebrities such as Kylie and Beckham!). 
-Attendance to an exclusive MAC makeup master class with 35% off the whole range of makeup
-Luxury afternoon tea with the Baobella girls
-Feature on the Baobella website
-A chance to interveiw Siobhon Luckie for your own blog

The runner up will receive a £150 gift card to spend in one of the top department stores in the UK.

 Its so lovely to see such great opportunities brought to the beauty community. I find it very difficult to find good opportunities to show case my work, also this competition is especially great because it's open to all bloggers. This means you don't have to be a professional or anything like that. So thank you Baobella!

For your chance to win all you have to do is

1. Sign up to the Baobella website
2. Upload your best beauty look and share
3. The photos with the most loves will win!

Can't wait to see what you girls come up with!

Heres the look I have my fingers crossed to win, so please be sure to give this a love if you like it!

I went for a dramatic 1960s look with plenty of lash and a bright red lip!

Products used

-Illamasqua rich liquid and Rimmel 25 hours foundation
-Illamasqua intrigue powder blush
-Illamasqua lipstick in tramp

Follow me on Facebook to keep up with my latest makeup looks and ideas- I'm thinking about offering mini-makeup classes soon!

Don't forget to tell me what you think of my look in the comments below!


Love Always