Sunday, 31 March 2013

March Favourites | 2013.

Hi everybody! (Hi Doctor Nick!)

Sorry once again for my absence, it's been a hectic month and it's not going to stop throughout April either. It's all change, but more on that later. Everything feels a little bit all over the place just now, especially my brain.
Finally the clocks have gone forward and there is more light in the evenings, it makes it much easier to take photos and things. However, I am not amused about losing an hour in my bed!

For once I'm on schedule with a post, here are my March favourites. You can read about my February favourites here. As you can see there aren't too many this month, but it's not about quantity is it?


Topshop Highlighter in Crescent Moon.
Review here.
This the best highlighter I own, I even prefer it over Benefits High Beam (I know it's liquid vs. powder, but still). I'm so glad I decided to pick it up. It's beautiful, and has a more natural colour to it than a lot of other highlighters that tend to be a bit too white.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Thank You! | 100 Followers.

I just wanted to do a quick post just to say thank you all so much for reading and following my blog. It really means so much to me, I never actually thought anyone would want to read my ramblings never mind 105!

There will be a giveaway as soon as I've gathered a few more items, so keep an eye out for that. I also just want to apologise for not posting all that much recently, I've been working a lot (50 hours this week) and it's really taken it out of me. For the past few weeks I've been rather ill too and that hasn't helped. I do have a few things lined up for review though, so I'll be back with those soon I promise!
Anyway, once again thank you all so much! :)

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Revlon Matte Lipstick in Mauve It Over | Review + Swatch.

Revlon is a brand that I absolutely love! I've got a variety of their products and I've never been let down by any of them. Especially not their lipsticks, can you see what kind of review this is going to be? Ha.

Mauve It Over was a shade I was unsure of at first, it's not my usual colour but I eventually decided I needed it. Don't you love it what that happens? This lipstick is matte, although it's not completely matte and retails at £7.49. You can pick it up in Boots and Superdrug and there tend to be 3for2 offers on or similar promotions.

First off I really like the packaging, it's lovely and it's matte too, so it fits with the finish of the lipstick. Such a nice touch! The texture is great, it doesn't tug as much as some matte lipsticks - probably because it's not as matte as some others. I find the staying power is pretty good too, as with most mattes; around 5 hours without eating (who goes 5 hours without eating though!?)
I wore this to a job interview I had, I found it was the perfect nude type of shade without being too nude, it still has a nice hint of pink to it. Should I just say it's mauve, or is that admitting defeat? Wow, I'm awful at explaining colours! Let's just see the swatches shall we...


Wednesday Waffle Week 14 + 15 | Bloglovin, Gilmore Girls and JT (again).

Oops! Once again I've been naughty and messed up my schedule. Work and catching up with friends and family has distracted me from my blog. That being said I don't think I've been busier than usual - although I did get a haircut, eventually!

I'm going to do a quick round up of things I've been loving over the past couple of weeks.


Justin Timberlake - Mirrors/his entire back catalogue.
Paramore - Now.
Taylor Swift - 22.
Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark.
Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child.


Untraceable. 7/10.
Red Dawn. - 7/10.


Gilmore Girls - I'm actually obsessed, and I've only just started watching it.
The Walking Dead.


The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling. - Just started this last night, I really like the way it's written and it's fun to see J. K. Rowling swearing and being rude.

Also, before I forget, you can follow me on Bloglovin. Just click the icon below or on the right of my blog!

Follow on Bloglovin

Not sure if I've posted these photos before or not, but I wanted to include them anyway, just in case.

I'm becoming such a cat person!

How has everyone been, well I hope?! I'd love to hear some music or film recommendations, it's always nice to find out what other people are enjoying.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Eyeliner in Nude | Review + Swatches.

This is review that has been a long time coming as I've had this eyeliner for about two months or so. It's the Scandaleyes waterproof eyeliner in Nude from Rimmel. Recently I've been loving Rimmel products, namely their foundation and lipsticks. This eyeliner is no exception, it's fantastic and for only £3.99!
As it's waterproof you can wear it on your waterline and it really opens the eyes up and makes them look bright and awake. Which, if I'm honest, are things I need help with!

If you want to have a look at me wearing this please see this post.

The Good.

Stays put - Waterproof.
Affordable - £3.99.
Brightens eyes.
Lovely texture, glides on, no tugging.
Nice shade range.

The Bad.

Not a twist up pencil - product wasted due to sharpening.

What do you think, do you have this or any other shade?
I'd like to try the Bright Blue and the Silver ones too!

Monday, 11 March 2013

A Blustery Day | Photo Diary.

On Saturday Kyle and I took a little jaunt up to Pets at Home for some things for the cats. We decided to walk even though it was a touch chilly!
I took the camera along with me as I've not done much photography stuff lately and I want to get back into it. These are some photos I got on the walk back. They're nothing too special, I don't have Photoshop at the moment so the editing is a little off and there wasn't much light so I'm not all that happy with most of them. Anyway - excuses aside, here they are.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

A Little Haul | H+M.

A couple of months back, during the sales I picked up a couple of items from H+M. I especially love their accessories and I managed to pick most of these things up for £1!


The little button fasteners on the bracelets are so cute, but a bit fiddly! The ring is probably my favourite item, and typically it wasn't in the sale. It was £3.99 I believe. Totally worth it though, still a bargain! 

Do you like H+M, can you recommend any other places to buy great accessories?

NOTD | Barry M + H&M.

Just wanted to post a couple of photos of my nails. I love painting my nails, and I always end up doing an accent nail - I'm still stuck on that trend haha!

I used two layers of Miss Stone Heart from H&M on all my nails then layered 288 from Barry M over the colour on my ring fingernails. 288 is a beautiful silver-grey micro glitter. It's so shimmery and smooth, I love it!

That's it, just wanted to show you what I'm wearing on my nails today! Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Dainty Doll Haul | Foundation, Lipstick + Blusher.

Even though Amazon have kind of been avoiding their taxes, tax evasion hasn't stopped me from wanting to shop on their site. Just like it hasn't stopped me laughing at Jimmy Carrs jokes. Or watching Nicholas Cage films (ok, maybe some of the newer ones!).
I had seen a couple of bloggers getting brilliant deals on Dainty Doll products, so naturally I was intrigued and headed straight over to Amazon. They had huge discounts on a lot of the range including the liquid foundations. I really wanted to try the light shade, but it was sold out so I went for medium with the hope that it would match. Thankfully it does - but more on that later. The other two items I bought were a lipstick in Saucy Sailor and a blusher in Lilac.
There are still a few items on sale, and some reduced even further! All of the lipsticks are under £2! Just search for Dainty Doll on the Amazon website and it'll all come up.

Some of the lighting is a bit off in the later photos as the sun was setting. 

The outer packaging is lovely, I really enjoy getting things in little boxes! The design is very pretty and I like the illustration. The actual packaging of the make up is even nicer. Sleek black metal mostly, it feels really high end and sturdy. Always great if you're on the move and need to travel a lot.

FOTD | Rimmel, Dainty Doll + FamousX Leopard palette.

Hello! Are you having a nice weekend? I do hope that you are.

I'm going to get stuck right in otherwise this will be yet another unnecessarily long, rambly post. This look incorporates some newish Dainty Doll products that I wanted to try out (reviews to follow tomorrow or Monday!) as well as some firm favourites.

On to the photos.

I'm getting a little better at liquid eyeliner - still some mistakes, but nearly there!


Collection (2000) Lasting Perfection Concealer.
Dainty Doll Foundation in 003 Medium.
ELF HD Powder in Translucent.


Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Mascara.
Miss Sporty Liquid Eyeliner.
FamousX Leopard palette shades Flash and Lavish.
MUA Pro Brow Kit.


Dainty Doll Saucy Sailor.
Rimmel x Kate Moss Matte 107.

I sort of tried to do a cut crease type eye thing here, although I'm not sure I succeeded! I still like the way it came out though even if I didn't get the best photos. As you can see I had a bit of a break out, it's not very noticeable in those photos, other than the one on my chin. I think it may have been the Dainty Doll foundation as I had just started trialling it a couple of days before this and my skin didn't handle it well at all. More on that in the review.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Liebster Award #4 + #5.

Once again I am gob smacked that I've been nominated for another two Liebster Awards, I feel so welcomed into the blogging community and I've found so many amazing blogs along the way!
This time I've been nominated by Lilie over at Mint Candy Lilies and Jess at Let's Play Makeup - both of their blogs are lovely, so please go check them out and the other nominees too, I know I am! Thank you ladies!
I was going to add these questions+answers on to the last post (which you can see here) but I wanted to make a new post just for these two! I just love answering questions, haha! 
If you want to nosey some more yo can see my original 11 facts about me here or my post with 50 random facts here too. I know I love reading these types of posts!

Read on to see my answers!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Weekly Waffle - Week 13 | Urban Exploration, JT + The Following.

Good evening! It's getting rather late now, but I wanted to actually have this posted on Wednesday for once...

It's been and uneventful week, other than going out on Sunday for a wee dance. That was great fun, it was nice to see my friend as I'd not seen her in a long time. So I cracked out my Jeffrey Campbell Tardys and AA Disco Pants and I was ready to go (don't worry, I was wearing other clothes too)!
Would anyone be interested in seeing my JC collection? I've been planning to do a post on them anyway as they are my pride and joy, haha!

I spent a good 3 hours looking at this blog the other night. I absolutely LOVE abandoned buildings, they are so eerie and haunting. Combine that with some sweet, sweet photography and I'm in heaven or The Kingston Lounge! There's some really interesting and somewhat melancholy histories behind these decaying buildings too, so you should stick around the blog and do a wee bit of reading. Seriously, I read his entire blog in one evening. I found North Brother Island the most interesting - I even ended up Google Earthing it!

I don't have too much else to talk about really! I'll be posting a review about my discounted Dainty Doll products in the next couple of days as well as some other thangs.
The Candy Crush Saga saga continues, to my frustration. I've been stuck on the same level for quite some time!

Obligatory Tumblr screenshot...

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter | Review + Swatch.

This is a product I've seen reviewed a few times and I instantly fell in love with it, it's the Crescent Moon highlighter from Topshop (£10). I've been getting really into highlighting recently and I've been searching for the perfect one. I think I may have found it!

I'll start off with the packaging as that seems the logical place to begin. Topshops entire make-up range is packaged beautifully, it's something a bit different when it comes to high street make-up. It stands out from the rest of my make-up collection, in a good way! I love the hand drawn quality of the designs and I like the simple colour palette - usually black and white. This highlighter is my first purchase from this make-up range, I've had my eye on a few lipsticks for a while but I cannot justify it as I already have so many!
This compact is white with little stars on it, which I think is adorable. The only downside is that it doesn't have a mirror in it, that doesn't bother me too much but I think it may bother some folk. It is sturdy and appealing to the eye, I guess those are the two main criteria for packaging.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

February Favourites | 2013.

Better late than never! Although I have seen quite a few of these posts popping up today which makes me feel better about the slight lateness.
Having an enjoyable weekend? I had work yesterday which was alright, a little busy as can be expected for the first Saturday after payday! Today was spent mostly in my bed. I didn't set an alarm and ended up waking at 2.55pm. Oops, must have needed it though.

Anyway, on to my favourites. This is my first monthly favourites post ever, exciting stuff right?!

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