Saturday, 30 March 2013

My Personalised Name Plaque

There's no secrets in the fact I love make up, I happened to be nose-ying around on Twitter when the lovely Caz posted a pic of a plaque she had made it was WOW I fell in love, so I asked her for more deets, that's when she pointed me in the direction of Stacie Sparkle.

I contacted Stacie straight away and told her what I would like lots of pink and purple and that I love make-up. She told me it would be £36 including postage. I was then given the offer to pay half and then pay the rest once I'd seen it and was happy. It took roughly 3 weeks which I was informed of, then Stacie tweeted me a pic to see if I was happy, she was really nice and made some alterations for me. Once I was happy with it I made the rest of the payment and it was posted out to me...

Tadaaaaah my gorgeous plaque:





As you can see lots of sparkle, glitter, make-up items and colour! I love it why not get yours by getting in touch with Stacie on Twitter, her Twitter name is @Stacie_Sparkle =] xx

Thursday, 28 March 2013

500 Follower Giveaway Reminder


28th Weekly Makeup Tag - Rainbow

I've been excited to share this weeks tag with you as there is some AMAZING looks! We totally rocked this theme :D Just as my lil man recovered after 2 weeks of teething his first two weeks hes now teething again and really poorly so I didn't get to do a good job with mine :( But each time you girls sent me your emails I got more and more excited theres some serious talent this week so well done girls.

This week we have two new ladies Kate and Fatin you know the drill girls make them feel welcome, big waves from me :)

This weeks lovely ladies are:
 Sal Twitter - @PetiteSal - Blog link 
 Hanna - Blog link 
Deja  Twitter @BooogeyWoman - Blog link 
  Inez - Twitter @pureenlightened - Blog link
Alice - Twitter @BrightownGirl - Blog link
Jasmine - Twitter @sweetaholic - Blog link
 Maria  - Twitter - @mariaveronicaa - Blog link
 Nalini - Twitter - @themadeupmaiden - Blog link
Danielle - Twitter @KashmirSeaside - Blog link
Nisha Twitter - @ninadollmakeup - Blog link
Fiona Twitter - @Trixiebellexx - Blog link 
Katie Twitter - @KatieFrank_x - Blog link
Fatin - Twitter @OMGMFatin - Blog link 

Sal's look:

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Review

I know you guys will think I'm totally crazy for buying this colour and I also know a lot of you aren't fond of it either but I decided to take the leap and buy it. yes it is very pale but I guess it depends on how well you can pull it off.

The reason I bought it was to mix with other lipstick colours which I've been doing a lot of recently. To me the colour looks like a pale lavender if that even makes sense lol. I won't lie I have worn it on its own, not sure if I will brave it outside on its own though lets see maybe in the summer I might do so.

Plus the full retail price excluding VAT on the Viva Glam lipsticks go to MAC Aids Fund which I think is pretty generous of MAC.



Monday, 25 March 2013

MAC Strobe Cream Review

MAC Strobe Cream has become a staple in my makeup routine. I searched high and low for a foundation to give me the glowing yet dewy look. I mean I have about 8 foundations piled up in search for the right one including Nars Sheer Glow and unfortunately for me it didn't give me the dewy look, I do like it but it hasn't done it's purpose for me. 

That's when I did some googling and researching that's when I came across MAC Strobe Cream. 




It is such a versatile product, I can't express how impressed I am with it. It retails at £22.50 or you can get a travel size for £12.50. This is also available in a liquid form although if I'm honest I'm not sure of why it is available in two different forms.

I use this as a highlighter but the best thing is I mix a small amount with my foundation in that case ANY foundation and it works its wonders. I did try capture a pic for you but unfortunately it wasn't showing up well. It comes in the consistency of a cream and once spread it has a pearlescent pink tone to it.

Have you tried this? What do you think?

Aqeela xxx

Saturday, 23 March 2013

I Love My Post Blog Hop

We are currently recruiting Co-Hosts if you would like to join us as one give Sarah an email.
I love my post Welcome to the I Love My Post blog hop where we invite you to link up your favourite post of the week, to show it off and hopefully receive some love from the others partaking in the hop!
If you are yet to participate in a hop they are really simple to get the hang of all you need to do is 'hop' around, hopefully finding some new great reads!
The Rules are simple.
1. Check out and follow the hosts and co-hosts. Leave them a comment if you would like them to follow back.
2. Choose at least 3 other blogs and hop on over and leave them some love, plus let them know how you found them - I'm sure they would love it if you followed as well!
3. Have Fun and come back next Saturday.
Please just don't link up and click off to make this successful everyone needs to hop around!
Your Host’s this week are:
Sarah from Life in a Break Down
Bex from Futures
and our lovely co-hosts are:
Kristyn from Carolina Fireflies
Julie from Just Julie
Aqeela from Aqeela MUA
Joy from The Sowell Life
I would love it if you would tweet, share on facebook or place our button on your blog, the more sharing we can get happening the bigger this hop can become!


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This week's Featured Blogger is: Joy from The Sowell Life.

The Sowell Life - takes you into the world of Joy and her husband giving you a glimpse into there life in the Souther US. Find out all about there love for each other, wedding, family and friends in this really sweet blog. ~ Sarah
If you fancy being next week’s featured blogger make sure you follow all the rules give you hosts and co-hosts a follow and Sarah could be calling on you next week to come and feature with us.


Friday, 22 March 2013

Urban Decay Oz Theodora Palette Review

At first I wasn't too keen on this palette I preferred my Glinda palette see my review on the Glinda palette *here* but if I'm honest its grew on me i totally looked the opposite way with this palette until I swatched it, must I say the colours are more useable for natural eyes which  I seem to be doing more of these days. So yeah it has grown on me but out of the two its Glinda I still really love. I would definitely urge you to swatch these before making your mind up as colour pay off, pigmentation and the mixture of textures i.e. glitter, matte, shimmer is amazing. I won't bore you about the packaging as I've already told you on my Glinda review I love it.


Thursday, 21 March 2013

Barratts Wedge Trainers Review

Share The Love Blog Hop - Week 10

Hey peeps I have kindly took the opportunity to co-host this blog hop. We all love discovering new blogs so what better way ghan joining the 'Share The Love Blog Hop' all we ask for in return is for you to follow the simple few steps. So go ahead get sharing and discovering :) Aqeela xxx

Sharethelove
Welcome to my 10th Northern Beauty Blogs Blog Hop.
Blog Hops are a great & fun way to be discovered, meet and gain new followers, and to be inspired by other bloggers. 
This hop will be Open from Tuesday 19th March 2013 for 1 week.

The Host..

Jane from Northern Beauty Blogs

The Lovely Co-Hosts 

Aqeela from Diary of a Make up Geek

Sal from Petite Sal


To Join the Hop.

**There are a few very simple rules to make the Hop really work for everyone...**

1. Please FOLLOW The Host & Co-Hosts on BlogLovin
leave a comment to say 'Hello'.

2.Hop around 'Share the Love' and be inspired - Go say Hi to at least 2 new bloggers, if you like what you see follow them too and don't 
               forget to let them know that you found them through our blog hop.

Sharethelove
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3.If you would like to help Promote this Blog Hop, Please Copy & Paste the Blog Hop code  for the grab Button (Cupcake) above & Display it on your Blog in the side bar.

If you would be interested in Co-Hosting my Blog Hop with me, please email me on Northernbeautyblog@gmail.com




Share The Love Blog Hop Week 8

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Hey peeps, I'm co-hosting the 'Share the love blog hop' the blogging community is awesome so this is an amazing way of showing more love and discovering new blogs. I love the whole conception of blog hops and think they are an amazing idea.
 Make sure to follow the rules they are really simple yet so effective :)
I hope you enjoy taking part in this blog hop and share LOTS of love <3 nbsp="" p="">

Welcome to my 8th Northern Beauty Blogs Blog Hop.
Blog Hops are a great & fun way to be discovered, meet and gain new followers, and to be inspired by other bloggers. 
This hop will be Open from Tuesday 19th February 2013 for 1 week.

Your Host 

Jane from Northern Beauty Blogs

The Lovely Co-Hosts 

Emma from Beauty by Emma

Aqeela from Diary of a Make up Geek


To Join the Hop.


**There are a few very simple rules to make the Hop really work for everyone...**

1. Please FOLLOW The Host & Co-Hosts on GFC 
leave a comment to say 'Hello'.

2.Hop around 'Share the Love' and be inspired - Go say Hi to at least 2 new bloggers, if you like what you see follow them too and don't 
               forget to let them know that you found them through our blog hop.
Sharethelove
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3.If you would like to help Promote this Blog Hop, Please Copy & Paste the Blog Hop code  for the grab Button (Cupcake) above & Display it on your Blog in the side bar.

If you would be interested in Co-Hosting my Blog Hop with me, please email me on Northernbeautyblog@gmail.com




Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Baby's Diary - You Turn 9 Months Old

I'm a day late again but hey yesterday you turned 9 months old but here's a recap of the last month:

- You now have two teeth (13th March)
- We have all had a hard month you haven't been so well with teething and the virus which mummy and daddy caught too
- You went to stay at nannas for a week with mummy where you learnt how to crawl
- You have learnt how to give mummy kisses
- You talk absolutely loads now and often wake up at 4am shouting and talking at the top of your voice
- You are growing and growing
- Mummy will be taking you on your first holiday in two months
- You love going shopping as you grab random things on your way and conversation with the cashiers
- I took you to friends house who has a baby same age as you and you fought with mummy to let you go and you crawled up to the little girl and gave her a kiss on the cheek
- You really don't like going in the walker
- You have incredible strength and pull yourself up to hold on to stuff and stand up
- You love holding on to mummy's head rest and throw things over the edge

That's it for now gorgeous until next month mummy loves you lots <3 p="" x="">

Twenty-Seventh Weekly Makeup Tag - Archie Girls

Hey peeps hope you are all well just a quick message I may possibly be removing GFC I know its not been announced as going but there is lots of misconception about it all which has effected everyone so I will now be concentrating on Bloglovin followers. Please follow me VIA Bloglovin the button to connect is on my sidebar on the right-hand side also leave me your Bloglovin links as I want to make sure I'm following you all on there. I have also added the She Said Beauty widget and again please follow me VIA there and leave me links. Finally be sure to share some love by adding your links to the blog hop on yesterdays post.

On to this weeks theme its 'Archie Girls' and the lovely ladies taking part are:

Hanna - Blog link  
Deja  Twitter @BooogeyWoman - Blog link 
  Inez - Twitter @pureenlightened Blog link
Alice - Twitter @BrightownGirl - Blog link 
 Brittney - Twitter @Brittneyannexo - Blog link
Kris - Twitter @canvasbagkris - Blog link
 Sal Twitter - @PetiteSal - Blog link 

Hanna's look:

Monday, 18 March 2013

DGJ Organics Berutti Oil Review



DGJ Organics are a brand that specialise in organic hair care. I have previously reviewed some of their items too click *here* to see my previous review and what I thought. I loved their 'Hangover' range and the 'Hair Juice' conditioner too it smells lush.

 Anyway I have seen lots of reviews and good things about their 'Berutti Oil' so when I tweeted them about this they kindly sent me the oil. I love hair oils I currently use two; pure Olive Oil which I massage into my hair and leave in for atleast a few hours if not overnight before washing out, the second oil I use is Mythic Oil which I use in damp hair to keep my ends nourished. This oil is to be used more like the Mythic Oil.

What I think/thought:
This retails at £7.99 for 150ml and has a thicker consistency to normal hair oils but this doesn't at all weigh my hair down nor leave it greasy. It contains 'Organic Argan Oil to help nourish and restore healthy hair' which is another plus point. I quite like the packaging too simple but effective, the bottle itself has a pump which means no mess which can happen wuite easily with oils. It is doing really well at taming my ends and keeping them detangled and must I mention I quite like the smell, I was a little on the fence about the smell but I've grown to love it.






Have you tried anything from the DGJ Organic range? Did you know they also do a kids range too.

You can follow/like/explore DGJ Organics below
Twitter: @DGJOrganics

Saturday, 16 March 2013

My MAC Blusher Palettes Review

I had so many MAC blushers and I have no idea why I hadn't done this sooner but I bought MAC palettes and depotted all my blushers not only did this save me space but with back to MAC I got 2 free MAC lipsticks so it was a lil punch in the air and kick kind of moment lol however I do need to buy another one as I have MORE MAC blushers :l. Anyway here's my two blusher palettes with swatches:


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Google Shizzle Update - GFC Is Not Going

Didn't know what to call this post hence the title yesterday I was confused but since researching about and reading the lovely Sal's post click *here* to have a read.

First things first:

- GFC is NOT on the changes list 
- Google reader is retiring due to it not having so much popularity you can read about that *here* 
- Although we can't be certain how long we have GFC for it certainly WILL remain for now
- I cannot see Google getting rid of GFC due to it being one of the most popular features but if they did I am sure there would be an alternative but who knows

I however have installed Bloglovin (Follow my blog with Bloglovinas a back up which I think it is only sensible to do so.

So if Google Reader is going and GFC is not how do you manage blogs?
Well simply by keeping up to them through your Blogger Dashboard (Blogger.com) this is different to Google Reader.

I've also become aware that there is a petition gong round to stop Google Reader going although it is worth signing it click *here* if you wish to do so.

If like me you have decided to add Bloglovin too, there is a way to import all the blogs you follow via GFC to Bloglovin here is a couple of links with tutorials miss drifted snow white's tutorial and tiny paint pot's tutorial

I hope this cleared things up a little for you all let know of any updates too.

Is It Time To Say Goodbye GFC?!

This post is going to be vague but is very important, seeing that Google reader is going most likely will GFC go too unless Google bring a new platform which connects to GFC I mean can they really get rid of GFC that is one of their main features on Blogger so it seems really bizarre .. Why would they want to loose/let down their users?

But hey if that's the case and that's what they are going to do then there is nothing we can do .. So the meaning of this post, I know what it's like to follow my fav blogs and keep upto date with their posts I mean that's what you do as a dedicated follower right?

My urge to my followers is please follow my blog via Bloglovin another platform which is an easy way to keep up with blogs and also arrange an alternative for your own blogs too we have two months to prepare for the change. Obviously GFC is more than just numbers and followers but more so support and motivation.

Please leave me a comment if you join my blog via Bloglovin. To join just click the Bloglovin tab on the right sidebar above GFC or click  Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Thanks a lot peeps hope you found this post helpful and I wouldn't like to lose the support I have.


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Twenty-Sixth Weekly Makeup Tag - Spring Fling

Hey peeps its that time again I really wasn't going to take part this week lil man is teething and has a virus so he's mega ill which means I've had the very minimum sleep for the last 10 days and I'm ill too but hey I pushed myself to do it. I'm so sorry I haven't been sending out reminders which is probs why not many have took part this week. I've been so ill I felt like cancelling the whole tag but thought I'd be letting you all down so here it is.

This weeks lovely beauties are:

Hanna - Blog link  
Deja  Twitter @BooogeyWoman - Blog link 
  Inez - Twitter @pureenlightened Blog link 
Jasmine - Twitter @sweetaholic - Blog link
 Maria  - Twitter - @mariaveronicaa - Blog link
Hanna's look:


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Bellapiere - Deep Ocean

We are all aware of how many high end brands are making appearances in TK Max one of them is Bellapiere. I was first introduced to Bellapiere when I was on one of my mad shopping spree's around Glasgow Central. The lady introduced and demonstrated on me their mineral foundation which consists of only 3 ingredients. I bought both the mineral foundation and mineral blush which I can happily say I am happy with til date. It wears so lightly and has brilliant coverage while letting your skin breathe.

Anyway my sister  picked up a Deep Ocean mineral eyeshadow set from TK Max there is also 4 other sets available but were not in TK Max, this retails at £39.99 but my sis picked it up for £10.00. The set contains 2 brushes of fairly good quality, 3 mineral eyeshadows and a base. Although I've swatched the eyeshadows I couldn't catch a decent pic of the swatches so I've included a pic of me wearing one of the eye shadows.





Have you tried any of the Bellepiere products?

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Tropic Skincare - Organic Elixir Oil Review

Hey, today is another skin care post featuring Tropic Skin Care. Recently they were looking for people to review their range and as I'm learning more about skin care I've been loving affordable Organic companies one of them which is Tropic Skin Care. I chose to review their Organic Elixir Oil this is basically a face oil which has Rosehip & Moringa to nourish and tighten skin.


Friday, 8 March 2013

Illamasqua Beauty School Drop In Event

I attended my first beauty event held by Illamasqua and had my first mini bloggers meet up with the lovely Hayley and Ashleigh be sure to check out their blogs! The event was on Sunday 3rd March at Meadow Hall, Sheffield I traveled from my mums (Huddersfield) which is about 40 mins drive. At first I was confused as to where the event would take place as it was classroom based. Once we met up we headed off inside they had made comfortable room inside with chairs and demonstration space the itenary was as follows:

12.00 - 12.40 Skin enhancement and blush effects
13.00 - 13.30 Individual eyes and statement lips

I'll pre-warn you this will be a lengthy post.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

A Touch Of Ombre, Colour, Point & Square

Hey just a quick post I've recently had my my nails done with acrylics. I used to get them done every month when I was working and commitment free but since moving towns I just couldn't get round to getting them done. After roughly two years I finally had them done I was skeptical and on two mind with me having my lil man but I'm managing fine.

I always used to come out with crazy designs this time I intended just to go for coloured tips and as I sat and waited my creative mind started coming up with crazy ideas :D at first I thouch about how I can have something different on my accent nail then I thought about gettin a pattern done right up until the last minute then I went for this ...


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Twenty-Fifth Weekly Makeup Tag - Ombre

Hey beauties weeks are flying by doing this tag and its going strong as ever .. what's that saying time flies when your having fun :p as I said last week a winner  for the Urban Decay Glinda palette (you can see my review on it *here*) would be picked thanks to everyone who left me suggestions or even tried that was more than enough I can happily say the hubby picked a random name out of the hat and guess who won ... wait for it ... it was Alice (@Brightowngirl) congratulations babe email me your address. I wish I could pick you all as winners unfortunately I'm not that rich :( but you can enter my 500 follower giveaway click *here* to enter. You are all amazing the effort and time you take to join in this tag means a lot to me, thanks a lot girls for the ideas too I think we have enough themes to run for another year (here's wishing). Oh and you can now follow my blog through Bloglovin :)

This weeks lovely beauties are:
Alexis - Twitter @Smokincolour - Blog link
Alice - Twitter @BrightownGirl - Blog link
Hanna - Blog link  
Deja  Twitter @BooogeyWoman - Blog link 
Brittney - Twitter @Brittneyannexo - Blog link
Kris - Twitter @canvasbagkris - Blog link 
Purity - Twitter @pureenlightened Blog link 
Jasmine - Twitter @sweetaholic - Blog link
Sal Twitter - @PetiteSal - Blog link 
  Nalini - Twitter - @themadeupmaiden - Blog link
Jadirah Twitter @Jadirah_Sarmad - Blog link
 Maria  - Twitter - @mariaveronicaa - Blog link 
Alexis's look:

Monday, 4 March 2013

500 Follower Triple Giveaway

Hey peeps! Yes I'm late with this one as usual better late than never eh lol ... ok ok lets get on with it. To reach a 100 followers was a dream I didn't ever think I would reach 500! I didn't get chance to hold one at 400 followers as my 300 followers giveaway was running at the time and I didn't want to have two running, infact I hit the 500 mark then too hence why this one is going up late. I did a little mix up with this one there will be three winners one for each prize. This is a international giveaway so anyone can enter.


Illamasqua Eyes & Nail Mystery Box

I only bought my first Illamasqua product a couple of months ago and I'm really loving the stuff. The products are really well pigmented, anyway after getting my Alter Ego Mystery Box from hubby (you can see what I got in it here) I decided to get him to get me the Eyes & Nail Mystery set too. So here's what I got in this box:

Friday, 1 March 2013

Urban Decay Oz Glinda Palette Review

Another item which was longly waited for to be released not just by me but the half of Twitter lol! More people tend to have been wanting the Theodora palette as its more dark neautrals whereas for me I wanted both but chose this one.

Product/packaging is gorgeously designed and anticipated after Disney's Wizard of Oz. As usual Urban Decay have bought out unique packaging like they do with the rest of their palettes which I seem to love and have a collection of .

What you get - Not only do you get the palette, you get the eyeshadows along with it including two duo eyeshadows, eyeliner pencil in 'Rock Star', lip colour and a 'get the look sheet'.







Top Row

Bottom Row
This palette is nothing like what Urban Decay have brought out in the past, I'm beyond loving this palette it's different to the type of palettes I'd usually reach for. Obviously my favourite feature to this palette is the duo eyeshadows, the top duo shadows are flip tone one which gives of a metallic blue hint and the other gives of a metallic pink shine these are great to use as highlighters, all over colour for a neutral look or even to use on top of a dark eyeshadow where the the pearlescent side of these shadows really show up, so to cut the long story short I love this palette lol. By the way keep an eye out I will be giving the Theodora palette away as one of my giveaway prizes so watch this space! X