The Perfect Red Lip

The colour red, it's pretty much an all year round colour, it will go with anything. It's possibly impossible to find the perfect shade of red in my own eyes, it's such a gorgeous range i just wouldn't know where to start. From the brighter reds throughout the summery months to the darker berry colours for the colder nights, i can't find anything wrong with a good red lip, red nail, and so on. So i thought i'd make this post of a few lip items I've lusted and wanted over the years.
Revlon Matte Really Red 6 £7.49 / Rimmel Kate Moss Shade 1 £5.49 / Revlon Super Lustrous Cherry Blossom 28 £7.49 / Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter Candy Apple £7.99 / MAC Ruby Woo £15.50

I'm actually quite surprised at how much Revlon products i managed to include, i only own a few myself so maybe this is telling me to stock up on some new products! I'm just totally in love with red, you can't go wrong with a red lip.


Makeup Revolution £1 Lipstick Swatches

 It's no surprise that Makeup Revolution are pretty much the make-up brand of the year, just an opinion. But with how well their pallets and their lipsticks have been selling over the past 12 months, the hype from this brand just hasn't gone away. I see countless amounts of posts floating around the blogging world about these lipsticks, and this has only been my second purchase of them (crazy i know). I picked up a few i hadn't already purchased, i think i have around 11 shades now, if you didn't know i really do love these Lipsticks and for the price of £1 the quality you're getting is so so good. I really love the shade of Bliss, i didn't expect it to be such a peachy colour but i know it's going to be perfect for the warmer days next year. Another gorgeous deep red from Passion, Makeup Revolution have a strong pallet of reds and each shades are nothing but pretty, darker shades of the range. Dusky was a random pick for me, as i don't normally go for shimmery shades but this is a perfect pink which for me isn't too standout-ish, a perfect everyday colour i reckon.

I can never say bad about this range of Lipsticks, my only complaint last time was the looseness of the lids (which was pretty much at the start of their range earlier this year) and the lids seem so much better! It's great that they listen to what we say, it's like we matter in production, they want us to be at our happiest with the product we're getting. If you haven't picked up a few shades, i suggest you do. Superdrug are always filling their shelves with them, so go get some while they're still in stock!


No7 25 Days of Beauty Treats Days 5-8

Carrying on with my Advent Calendar this year, after a surprisingly okay start really. It feels like these days are flying by and i still have plenty to do which is slightly worrying. Balancing work and shopping seems impossible right now! I continued to open days 5 through til 8 and i LOVED what i was given. I can find use in every single product and the colours of both the Nail Polish and Eyeshadow are gorgeous, full of shimmer ready to use for Christmas and the New Years. I'm excited to try the Lash Impact Mascara as i've never tried a No7 Mascara before, it looks promising! Last i found a Face Scrub/Exfoliator which also looks good, i love a good scrub with microbeads that help get under the skin, it gives it that extra clean we all need sometimes! So i'm pretty happy with what I've opened this time, No7 are doing a pretty good job so far i must say. Can't wait to see what else i am presented with :).


Real Techniques DUPES for Under £3!

I have previously written about these brushes, some time last year i think? I had just purchased them and having never used a Real Techniques brush, i didn't have much to compare to, so i thought i'd do an updated post about these wonderful Dupes i found. When i first started blogging, i had no job, which meant little money. I lusted after Real Techniques brushes for so long but i knew i could never afford them. I have been a lover of bargains since i started having pocket money, so eBay was always a favourite website of mine, you really can trust the sellers and know that you're getting a good bargain. I originally purchased these two brushes for under £2 from a Hong Kong seller, but i managed to find some more from London, for just a little bit more.

I'll start off with the design, yes it's pretty much very similar to Real Techniques brushes with the rubber bottom and a frosted colour leading up to the brush itself. A simple yet smart design. The handle itself is curved which i really like as i find it easier to hold in my hands, a perfect fit. Now the brush itself, after using the Real Techniques buffing brush, you know how soft those bristles are, well the dupes are so much more softer, you wouldn't believe. They are pretty much exactly the same size as the RT brushes so you're not getting any less at all. It's an all round comfortable brush to use and they last forever, i don't think I've washed my buffing brush properly yet and it's still soft as ever and there's been next to no bristles breaking off and falling apart. For what you're paying, it's a deal you're crazy not to try. Even if the brushes aren't for you, you really aren't losing out money wise, like you would if you separately bought a RT brush.

I highly recommend any newbie to make-up to try these, which i still consider myself as. No shame here, i just never expanded my options in the make-up world til this year and these brushes really have helped me to use different products i never thought of trying.

Design: ♥♥♥♥♥
Usage: ♥♥♥♥♥
Value: ♥♥♥♥♥
I overall give it a 5/5, i really can't fault these brushes at all and i highly recommend you trying them. You can buy them here on eBay, if you have a browse there's sets of them you can buy for even better value, which is crazy.


No7 25 Days of Beauty Treats Days 1-4

 After writing about the Advent Calendars available this year for the month of December, my mum kindly bought me the No7 as an early Christmas present. I missed out completely last year and i knew i didn't want to miss out this year. I'm deciding to write every four days about my findings and here are my first four! Overall, so far so good. I've tried the Illuminator and Lip Crayon and they're both lovely, there isn't too much pigment on the Lip Crayon at all, and the colour is more my mums colour so at least if anything i don't like myself i can give to her! The Eye Colour Brush is super soft, i hardly put anything on my lids so i'm excited to start expanding my make-up for the lid area! And of course my mum was quick enough to grab the Eye Serum off me, i'll give it a try myself but i know it'll benefit her more. It actually gives you a sneak peak of whats inside the little windows on the back of the calendar, which i haven't actually looked at... I want it all to be a suprise, okay?!

What calendars have you had this year? If you've been writing about it for Blogmas let me know and leave your link in a comment, i love reading about them! xx

Gift Set MUST HAVES for under £20!

If you haven't been to Superdrug or even looked on their website recently, then you're seriously missing out! I'm really impressed with their gift sets this year, the prices are amazing for the top brands you're finding on there. Although there aren't much variety for each brand, the sets are still amazing for the price! I picked out my four favourite sets to share with you. 4 popular brands i know the blogging world obsess over, any beauty blogger would love to see these Stocking Fillers this Christmas. I know i want them for myself! I might have to put it on my list to Santa.

Have you seen these sets yet? What gift sets are on your wishlist this year?

Glossybox November 2014

With this months Glossybox, a very cute designed box full of goodies to help battle the dryness of skin and hair this winter. I don't know if that was Glossybox's idea, or even they knew what i needed in my head, but whatever they thought, they thought good! My skin has been awful this past month, the cold is really getting to me and drying up faster than i can even blink. The H20+ Face Oasis was a perfect little sample to help me keep my skin feeling more alive, only a small amount is needed for coverage which is also amazing. I was happy to spot a Burts Bees item in the box as i had never even thought to try this brand before (no idea why) and it's a lovely little edition. Of course, with the ongoing cold weather destroying every part of my face, my lips definitely needed some TLC and it was a perfect product to help with my chapped lips. I don't normall go for glosses if you didn't already know, but once again this surprised me and it wasn't sticky on my lips at all (yay!) 

I'm still trying out the other three items but it's always great finding brands i'd never heard of, always broadening my beauty knowledge, it's great! Has anyone else tried these products? Let me know!


Mini Christmas Giveaway!

Hey lovelies! Hope you're all doing well, thought i'd make a quick post to say my giveaway is now LIVE! I've been collecting a few goodies to give away as i'm very grateful for every person who takes their time to have a look at my blog. It means a huge lot, thank you all so much! I've been browsing the gift isles and i picked out a few little treats to give away. Best of luck to you all, and once again thank you <3

List of prizes:
Makeup Revolution Encore
Makeup Revolution Reckless
Makeup Revolution Crime
Makeup Revolution Chic
Soap and Glory Lip Balm inside a Bauble
Models Own Hypergel x10
Simple Petite + Simple Gift Set

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Birmingham German Market

 There's nothing more festive than visiting a German Market in the weeks closing up to Christmas. The cold air, dark nights with Christmas lights illuminating up the streets of Birmingham. It's my favourite, i wasn't looking forward to Christmas much this year (I'm still not, really) but visiting the market once a year is always a lovely time, no sadness, just pure happiness. Filled with food and beer and the most beautiful trinkets and presents to buy (sometimes with silly prices for what you're getting, but it's only once a year so why not?!) Apart from the recent 'pickpocketers' reported to be raiding Birminghams German Market, i kept hold of my Camera very tight, often hiding it under my scarf, i couldn't take any chances could i? I thought i'd show you a few photographs i took the night i went. 

♥ Autumn berry lip ♥

H&M 'Cherry Lips' - £2.99  /  Barry M Gelly High Shine 'Vega' - £4.99

First of all, my picture does not give these beautiful shades justice. It's very hard to photograph the real colour without some sort of lighting changing it slightly. However, both shades blended still look pretty good to me, and even better in real life. I was hoping that the Cherry Lips was going to be more darker but alas, the Barry M Gelly lips ended up being a darker shade, still no complaints as both these shades compliment each other perfectly and i think it's a great autumn colour! I always go for a more matte look, so it's nice to try something different as i was never a fan of the glossy/shine lip look at all. 

What are your perfect autumn shades? Recommend me some matte lip products!

TRESemmé REVIEW: Split Mend Intense Recovery Masque

£5.75 from Boots for 300ml

If you've seen my previous post about TRESemme's Split Remedy range, you know how i couldn't
praise these products enough. Since i posted that, i was contacted by the TRESemme Twitter team (who were ever so lovely) about my post and it was amazing to see how much they enjoyed reading it, and how they wanted to send me some more goodies from the Split Remedy range. I was sent three different products and I wanted to mainly speak about this one today.

Lets talk about the size of the product first, it's a fairly big tub of gloopy goodness. A whole 300ml full of product that will surely last a lot longer than you think, I've been using this on and off for a month now and i'd say i'm just about half way through. You really can't fault the price for around £5.75 (depending on which shop you go to). As I've said previously, the Split Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner did wonders for my hair. This product pretty much sealed the deal on my love for it. I find it so much easier to just grab a handful from the tub and just massage it into my hair, whichever way i wanted. Maybe that's the child inside of me wanting to make a giant mess on my head, maybe so. But it's so easy to apply and it always gives great results. It's said to leave on between 3 and 5 minutes which is perfect time for the product to soak in, and it's ideal to comb it through just to make sure the product is reaching every inch of my hair. Like i said, my hair looks ten times healthier and considering i haven't had my hair cut in a very long while, it really does help tame the dead ends i've yet to have cut off.

I've been wanting to grow my hair for so long and this year i decided to fulfill my dream, which did mean me avoiding my local hairdresser for many many months. I know it's healthier to get a cut every month or so, but i knew for a fact if i went they would just cut off too much and i would literally be back at square one in growing my hair! I've never had a positive outcome from cutting my hair, i guess i just never know what i truly want. Having products like this really help to maintain the dead ends and really do make you feel better about it, because i know how horrible it feels to be walking around knowing how dead my hair looks, not a great feeling.

Overall, i really cant fault this hair product range, it really does help and i seriously would recommend it to anybody who needs help with split ends.

OOTD: Bargain Boots

Top - £9.99 from H&M
Coat - £34.99 from H&M
Boots - £18 from ASDA George

I have been on the ultimate search for the perfect boots ready for the colder days, yet couldn't find a single pair that suited my needs and suited me at all. I popped into my local ASDA, never hoping to find anything but I'm kinda glad i did now. Searching through the shoe section I came across this gorgeous pair of boots which i literally fell in love with. It's a perfect pair for the winter and at £18 i was sooo happy with my purchase as you can tell. I also visited H&M and picked up this light baggy jumper for just under £10, i picked up a small but it fit perfectly with that fashionably oversized feel. But because my hips are quite bigger than my waist, it fits snug around my hips, but that really isn't a problem as it just feels cosier! I finished this look with my new Coat also from H&M which i absolutely love so much, i love the Flannel look on the inside of the sleeves and i feel like it's just a perfect overall casual coat.