Thursday, 25 April 2013

Photo Post | Kitty Cat Catch-Up.

It's been a while since I posted any photos of the cats! Not sure if anyone is really all that interested as this is mainly a beauty blog, but hey.

They've been doing very well, Sparky got neutered (or the male equivalent) and recovered within a day or two. It was a relief as I was so worried about him getting the snip in the first place! My poor wee thing. He's still nuzzling away at me, particularly in the mornings which is both annoying and cute.

Salem is her usual crazy self. Running around, meowing at everything and generally being adorable.

FOTD | Benefit, Collection + Accessorize.

Here's something I've not done in a while, a face of the day! This was from yesterday. I wasn't up to much, just hanging around the house during the day and I went out later at night with the same make up on. I only had to touch up my blusher and lipstick.

I used quite a variety of products and brands for this look. I do love to mix things up a bit. I think the coppery/brown/pink eyeshadows go nicely with the teal eyeliner and I wanted to keep the rest of my face pretty neutral so my eyes would be the main focus.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

100 Followers Giveaway | Sleek, BarryM, Dainty Doll and Collection.

Finally I managed to get my act together and collect everything I needed for my 100 follower giveaway! I really appreciate every one of my followers, I'm so happy that anyone actually reads my blog. So thank you all very much. This is just a little giveaway seeing as it's my first one, but I hope people will like it.

The winner will get a Sleek blusher from the Aqua Collection in the shade Mirrored Pink (so wanted to keep this for myself!), a BarryM textured nail polish in Atlantic Road, one of the Dainty Doll lipsticks in the shade Saucy Sailor (I love this colour!) and a black felt tip eyeliner by Collection.


This competition is open from now until Saturday 4th of May - so that gives you two weeks.
All you need to do it follow me on GFC and there are other optional ways of gaining entries too if you like!
The competition is open internationally - however I will not be held responsible for any customs charges or taxes that may incur.
All the items will be packed in a box with sufficient protective packaging so as to avoid breakages - however I cannot guarantee this and once again will not be held responsible for any broken items. Sorry!

Thanks again to all my wonderful followers!

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Friday, 19 April 2013

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter | Review + Swatch.

Another little review for you guys today. This time it's the new MUA Undress Your Skin highlighter, £2. I think the £2 price tag is an introductory offer, but the full price is £3. Not much of a difference really, still an amazing price!

The packaging is simple, and pretty cheap looking, but it does the job. It's a lovely champagne colour, it looks very natural on the skin. It reminds me of the Topshop Crescent Moon highlighter - review here. So if you are looking for a cheaper alternative then this is it, although I will say this isn't as golden toned. I won't try and describe it any further, here are the photographs.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Denman Tangle Tamer Hairbrush | Review.

Something a little different today, I'm going to review my new hairbrush! Originally I was going to buy one of the Tangle Teezers, but I didn't know how comfortable it would be to use being left handed. Instead I picked up the Tangle Tamer by Denman.
My gran has used Denman hairbrushes for as long as I can remember so I've always been familiar with the brand.
This brush is actually for children as it points out on the back of the outer packaging. I only noticed this once I'd bought it, not that it would have put me off however. I hate brushing my hair and anything that makes it easier is a huge bonus, whether it's meant for kids or not haha!

It's really easy to use, which sounds silly, but it is! I don't normally like pink all that much but it's alright. I like the font used on the back, that's probably what took my fancy the most about this hairbrush, funnily enough.
It looks really 70s!

I'd say it works really well, and it does what it claims. My hair is quite thick and I think it would work even better on people with thinner hair, or just a normal amount of hair!

"With special, super-soft bristles to gently tame the tangles."

The bristles are thin and are two different lengths which I'm guessing helps with the tugs. They aren't stiff, but still don't bend too easily. It does say super-soft, but I wouldn't say they are soft to the point that they are useless. Man, I'm bad at explaining things.
On to the photos now.

Wednesday Waffle Weeks 16, 17, 18 + 19 | Paramore, Gilmore Girls and Reviews.

So I've been trying to write this for a while now, but Tumblr is distracting me. I've not been spending as much time on there as I used to, but it has sucked me in this evening. It has been quite some time since I've done one of these posts, a month to be exact. You would imagine that I have some super exciting excuse for missing all of these catch up posts, but no, just life and work getting in the way. Not that life isn't reason enough, it is.
Work has been crap, was left in charge for a couple of weeks. Crap. On a happier note I got a new job and I start it in 10 days.
During the past month I've also caught up with friends and family which has been great. I've also been ill rather a lot, from a flu to a rather nasty ear infection that seemed to affect my entire head and body. Boo, I'm still getting over that one! Dury duty selection next Wednesday, first time I'm up for it. Scary stuff...

On to what I've been loving this month...


Paramore - Paramore (self titled album).
Hanson - You can laugh but I love Hanson, they have loads of albums. It's not all about Mmmbop, I swear!
For more see here.

Monday, 15 April 2013

MUA Blush Pefection in Bittersweet | Review + Swatches.

Before I start I wanted to say that this is my 100th post! Woo. :)

The MUA cream blushers are something I've been wanting to try for weeks, if not months. Last week I finally found the shade I wanted, after it being constantly out of stock. This particular shade is called Bittersweet and it cost me £2. MUA is always such a bargain!

Bittersweet is only my second foray into cream blushers, my first being the Revlon Photoready blusher in the shade Flushed - featured here. I've worn this MUA blusher a couple of times now and I must say I really like it. I wouldn't go as far as love, but it's more than decent, especially for the price.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold | Review + Swatches.

Hello! Time for another little review. This one is of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr cream shadow in Eternal Gold. Cream shadows are something I've not tried all that much in the past and I wanted to give them a go. I'd spied these in Boots and Superdrug many times and even had a little swatch but could never commit. I eventually decided to try out the gold colour as I rarely wear it on my eyes and I thought it would be easy to wear. Which it is, but I must say I've only worn this a couple of times, despite how much I enjoy the product.
To see me wearing this check here.

These shadows are fantastic quality, they cost around £4.99 and tend to be on 3 for 2, so it's easy to grab a bargain. The staying power is also great, not so sure about 24 hours, but who has to wear their make up for that length of time!?

Monday, 8 April 2013

Smashbox HD Foundation in Fair | Review + Swatches.

Once again I am sorry for the lack of posts. I've been working a lot and now that I'm off I've become ill. Typical.

This is going to be a super quick review of a foundation I've had for a while. You know when you get a product, try it out, are disappointed so you leave it in the back of a drawer in the hope that one day it will magically work for you? Well this is one of those products.
I picked this up from ebay for around £5, I think it retails on the Smashbox website for £26.
Fair F0 is the lightest shade you can get for pale, neutral skin tones. There is also Fair F1 for people with pink undertones. I was hopeful as online it looked pale enough but once I tried it I realised how wrong I was. It's far too orange for me, continue reading for more pros and cons!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Dainty Doll Haul Number 2 | Swatches + First Impressions.

As you may have noticed there have been many, many posts about the hugely discounted Dainty Doll products on Fragrance Direct and Amazon. I was very excited when I first heard and headed straight over to Amazon. You can see what I got the first time by clicking here.
A couple of weeks later I checked again and prices were reduced even further, I couldn't believe it!

This is what I got the second time round.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Black Cherry | Review + Swatch.

This lipstick was something I had my eye on for months but was always sold out! Until one day it was finally in stock and Boots just so happened to be doing a 3 for 2 promotion with Revlon products (£7.49). Good timing or what?! So it was featured in a little Revlon haul post a while back. You can read it here.
I decided this lipstick needed it's very own post though. It's love.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Versatile Blogger Award.

Hello! Just a quick wee post this evening. The lovely Phoebe over at MarketingUndergrad has nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award, yay. First I'll explain the rules then I'll move on to 7 things about me and lastly, but not leastly my nominations.

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Select 15 new bloggers you follow regularly
4. Nominate these bloggers for a Versatile Blogger Award, leave
a link to their page and a comment on their latest post to let them know they have been nominated.
5. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

7 Things About Me.

1. My initials are J.E.N. so my they spell out my shortened first name Jen, apparently it wasn't intentional. 

2. I'm left handed, so I had a tough time during the gel pen craze. First World Problems.

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