Monday, 29 April 2013

New Hair - Holiday Fever

So the reality of my holiday is kicking in and soon you will probably get sick of hearing me go on about it but hey. In less than a month I fly away to Turkey with my hubby, lil man, nephews, brother and sis. Yep that's a whole lot of us going I didn't want it to be just me hubby and lil man because to be honest I'm a bit scared as it's first time taking my baby (11 months then) on holiday so I thought of taking my family along for reassurance and obviously a baby sitter :P I'm trying to prepare the best I can.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

I Love My Post Blog Hop - Get Hopping :)

Hey peeps, I'm co-hosting the 'I Love My Post' blog hop again yayy! It's so much fun and I love getting involved with blog hops as it's a great way to network for me, my readers and also to get my blog discovered. So I hope you enjoy it and hop around, please be kind and be respectful of the rules they really are simple 

Thanks

Co-Host's Wanted Get it contact now if you would like to be one!! sarah@lifeinabreakdown.com
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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!
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1. Check out and follow the hosts and co-hosts. Leave them a comment if you would like them to follow back.
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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!
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Sarah from Life in a Break Down
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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

32nd Weekly Makeup Tag - Prom

Hey peeps, so this week is prom something I've never done before so I gave it a shot and went for something totally diff to the usual more natural look. Today is my last day of calmness before the storm lol I go to my mums today for two and a half weeks to decorate my new house and to do a makeup course so wish me luck I've managed half my packing and have little man's packing to do yet. Not just that after the two and a half weeks I have one week back at home to prepare and do all last bits of shopping as we fly off to Turkey. So yeah a hectic two weeks I will try my absolute best to keep up to doing my looks for the tag but I will most definitely still be doing the tag as normal until holiday week but I'll update you on that closer to the time. Sorry again I haven't had chance to send out reminders and may possibly not be able to for the next few weeks I will try my best so back it up in your calendars girls :)

Please welcome Leanne who is joining us (you know the drill girls, big waves from me Leanne)

This weeks ladies are:
Deja  Twitter @BooogeyWoman - Blog link
Alice - Twitter @BrightownGirl - Blog link
 Jasmine - Twitter @sweetaholic - Blog link 
 Inez - Twitter @pureenlightened - Blog link
 Brittney - Twitter @Brittneyannexo - Blog link 
 Sara Twitter - BecauseIsaidso - Blog link
Leanne Twitter - @FlailingPenguin - Blog link

Deja's look:

Thursday, 18 April 2013

100% Natural Balm

I got a gorgeous little balm in one of my beauty boxes I think it was the Jolie box, first impressions I did look at it and think well what am I going to do with you because I didn't pay much attention, I think I started off using it just on my lips the texture is suprisingly very light but very nourishing.

Coincidentally one of my Twitter friends from Slovenia happened to mention it and really raved how much she loved it and was placing and order to purchase more, so I asked her what she uses it for that's when I found out how useful this beauty is! 50ml costs £9.99 with free P&P I used the code Jolie20 and received 20% off.

So I looked further into it and OMG is this balm versatile, it can be used for soothing, nourish and renew skin, itchy skin conditions, bumps, bites grazes and minor burns, cleansing balm for after shaving, works great on your feet if you put it on at night and put some socks on, amazing for split ends, chapped lips and even your hands. It says on the box 'Smudge, Smear and Spread Me Wherever You Want'.

The best part is its 100% NATURAL HEALING BALM!

Want to know which balm I'm talking about...




Here's some more useful info I found for you:

Yep it's 'MOA the green balm'! Buy yours here =] xx

NYX Jumbo Pencils Review With Swatches

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

31st Weekly Makeup Tag - Blue & Pink

Woops totally nearly forgot to type the tag up and a huge sorry girls for not being able to send out reminders been so hectic with all my family down for the week, I had an amazing time a change from feeling lonely in the middle of nowhere :( I also attended my first proper blogger event in Newcastle I was so nervous I was planning on dropping out if it wasn't for the lovely ladies you can see what I wore and got up to *here* oh and be sure to enter my giveaway which went live yesterday after I hit 700 GFC followers and 400 + Bloglovin followers :)

This weeks lovely ladies are:
Deja  Twitter @BooogeyWoman - Blog link
Alice - Twitter @BrightownGirl - Blog link
  Katie Twitter - @KatieFrank_x - Blog link 
Heather - Twitter @xHeathermouse - Blog link
 Jasmine - Twitter @sweetaholic - Blog link
Maria  - Twitter - @mariaveronicaa - Blog link 
Hanna - Blog link  
Kris - Twitter @canvasbagkris - Blog link  
 
Deja's look:

Monday, 15 April 2013

700 Follower Giveaway - 4 Winners!

It's that time again without even rambling and boring you like I have done before to be straight a BIG thank you to you all for making this happen for me to say it means a lot and I am so happy would be an understatement. Never did I think I would reach such a number of followers again a big big big thank you!

I was in a dilemma whether to go by GFC followers or Bloglovin what do you reckon? I hit 400 bloglovin followers last week but thought it is only wise to wait until I hit 700 GFC followers as I wasn't far from the mark. With it being a 2-in-1 I decided to make the giveaway HUGE.

This giveaway will have 4 winners 1 each for the Beautystore4u palettes and 1 for Urban Decay, Stila Glosses, Real Technique brush and Illamasqua and be sure to read the terms and conditions. The giveaway is also open internationally.

Prizes:

Firstly I have 3 palettes (one for each winner) to be won Beautystore4u why these palettes because I love the variety of colours in each palette, the amount eyeshadows in each palette and all the eyeshadows are oil based and cruelty free. I featured Nanshy brushes from Beautystore4u see my review *here* in my last giveaway I really cannot rave about them enough this time I am featuring Beautysore4u's eyeshadow palettes. Beautystore4u have 10% off everything on their website at the moment and also have a point system not only that they have brands that are rare to get hold of i.e. Sonia Kashuk, Sigma and Coastal Scents to see what other brands are available click *here*.


Another winner will win all these, they are all a variety of products I'm loving at the moment or would love to try myself. The Urban Decay Theodora palette see my review with swatches *here* is my go to for every day neutral looks. Real Techniques stippling brush is my total fav for applying foundation and cream blushers see my review on this brush *here*. Illamasqua blusher in the shade 'thrust' is a blusher I'm wanting to try myself generally I LOVE their blushers they are amazingly pigmented my fav at the moment is the Illamasqua duo see my review *here*. Finally the Stila Lip glaze 'Flower Power' trio is a product I don't have but would love to own these shades seem perfect for S/S.

Finally to enter my giveaway enter via Rafflecopter below good luck peeps

Saturday, 13 April 2013

FABB Bloggers Newcastle Event

I attended the Newcastle FABB Bloggers Event if I'm honest I didn't even know there was so many bloggers in the North East, we don't get many blogger events in the North East and definitely not many company based ones. I made some lovely friends and a big thank you to Hana from *Beauty In Brief* and Libby from *Ginger Bread Buttons* for meeting me at the central train station they event sent me a pic of what they were wearing how nice!
Hana and Libby

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

30th Weekly Makeup Tag - Black & Pink

I hope you are all well as usual the tag is going very strong, I've decided the week I am away on holiday the lovely Sal will be helping me out, I haven't decided exactly what I'll do but will keep you all updated. I have been mega busy recently I stayed a week at my mums and now have a house full for a week so you can imagine what its like. On to the theme this week it is 'Black & Pink'.

 We have two new girls joining in so please welcome Akilah (yes I know such a gorgeous name :P)  and Shona

This weeks lovely ladies are:
Deja  Twitter @BooogeyWoman - Blog link
Alice - Twitter @BrightownGirl - Blog link
 Nalini - Twitter - @themadeupmaiden - Blog link
 Katie Twitter - @KatieFrank_x - Blog link 
Heather - Twitter @xHeathermouse - Blog link
 Jasmine - Twitter @sweetaholic - Blog link
Fatin - Twitter @OMGMFatin - Blog link 
Danielle - Twitter @KashmirSeaside - Blog link
 Lili Twitter - @LetsGetLippy - Blog link
Akilah Blog link
Shona Twitter - @freshbeautyxox - Blog link

Deja's look:

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Milani Paint Eyeshadow Palette Review




I first saw this when I was browsing Cherry Culture, if you haven't heard of them they are an American website which deliver to the UK. This was one of my haul purchases from them to see what else I got from them click *here*.

I've recently been using this a lot so thought I'd do review on it for my readers. The paint eyeshadow palette colours are all matte and surprisingly well pigmented too, they can be used dry or wet I think this where the word 'Paint' comes into the title, I personally use them dry. The colours can also be mixed too. I get happy when I look at this palette its like a rainbow in a pot :)



Have you tried anything from Milani or bought from Cherry Culture?



Friday, 5 April 2013

Your Request Makeup Tag - What Do You Think?


Hey peeps, 

I'm thinking of doing a fortnightly tag which will be according to your requests. How it will work is simple you give me the request of a makeup look you would like a tutorial (a pic of the look you would like me to create would be helpful) and I'll to a tutorial for you including what products I've used etc.

So for example if you have a party, event or even a night out and you are wanting to achieve a certain look then simply give me your request and I'll do a tutorial its as simple as that :)

I'd love your feedback of what you think of this idea and it would be even better if you send me my first request :D

500 Followers Giveaway Winners

Just a quick message giveaway winners were announced over Twitter and all 3 have given there details. I read in the bloggersphere entrants like to know when winners are selected so I thought I'd do a quick post to let you know. Firstly a big thank you to everyone who entered. The winners are:

@Emmak_25 - winner of MAC Pearlmatte
@hinnahkhalifa - winner of Nanshy Brushes
@chamomiledealer - winner of 2d cartoon satchel

If you girls do a blog post on your prizes please let me know I'd love to see what you think of your prizes.

I've decided to focus more on my Bloglovin followers so my next giveaway isn't far off :) 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

OOTD & FOTD Wedding Celebrations

Hey I would like to start doing more fashion posts but until I don't get a tripod I won't be able to make it a regular there will however be some more coming up as I've done lots of clothes shopping for my holidays. Anyway I attended a family friends wedding so thought I'd do an asian style OOTD with FOTD and how I did my hair etc although I didnt like how the pics turned out as I feel I look butch lol but here goes I'm still a newbie so I would love any tips.

Outfit: Asian net dress with lining, extremely detailed chest area with diamantes. Border of dress, arms and around the chest detailing features red and green out lining.

Jewellery: Guess chunky necklace, Guess multi-fine chain bracelets with charms,  Jinkksy double disco ball earrings

Hair: I supported a messy bun look with a heavy overloaded fringe using extra hair to give the swept over heavy fringe look.

Makeup: I used a nude matte shade as a base on the eyes with a metallic bronze stretched to the outer corners, I added detailing with black liner outlined above the black eyeliner with red and applied heavy false eyelashes for depth. I teamed the eyes up with heavily contoured cheeks and bold red lips.

Outfit:

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

29th Weekly Makeup Tag - Goth

Hey girls, its been one of them weeks where I managed to do my look with a total tight squeeze. I didn't even manage to send out reminders, my hubby had a few extra days off due to Easter so I went to spend a few days at my mums which was really nice I had an amazing time. On to the look I was a bit scared to do this weeks as I've never done gothic makeup before but I gave it a shot :)


We have a new lady join us this week so please welcome Heather (you all know the drill)


This weeks lovely ladies are:
Sal Twitter - @PetiteSal - Blog link 
Hanna - Blog link 
Deja  Twitter @BooogeyWoman - Blog link
Alice - Twitter @BrightownGirl - Blog link
Maria  - Twitter - @mariaveronicaa - Blog link
 Nalini - Twitter - @themadeupmaiden - Blog link
 Katie Twitter - @KatieFrank_x - Blog link 
Alexis - Twitter @Smokincolour - Blog link 
Kris - Twitter @canvasbagkris - Blog link 
Heather - Twitter @xHeathermouse - Blog link

Sal's look:


Shavata Heart Tweezers Review