I’ve Moved!!!!

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So To anyone following this blog. I’m not on Blogspot. I’ve gone to the dark side so please go follow me on bloglovin HERE or follow me direct on my new Blog HERE. Everything is the same, with all the same posts just a different URL. 

 

Thankyou so so much. 

 

Lots of Love. 

 

Jo.x

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Turning 21 and taking my Make-Up Obsession to a new level.

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Firstly! I’ve been terrible this past week with regards to blogging but I Turned 21 so surely that is a good enough excuse right?! 

I’ve had the most craziest and busy week. Turning 21 is super hard. Eating out, ringing people to say thank you. So many outfits I’ve had to wear. The best thing about turning 21 is just feeling special and getting spoilt rotten. I consider myself to be incredibly lucky with my family and friends all there to wish me happy birthday and take me out for yummy meals. 

My dad and step mum bought me a personalised number plate which is the best thing ever! I’ve always wanted one since I passed my test FOUR YEARS AGO! So I was so so overwhelmed when I finally got mine. 

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I also got a tray of 21 amazing cupcakes adorned with fondant MAC Make up and ‘Happy Birthday 21′ in Pink icing. These cupcakes were amazing and one cupcake even had my all time lipstick on HUE! Which made my day even better. 

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My Parents are split up so I Celebrated with my dad and step mum last Thursday night and then my birthday was on Friday so I the celebrations had already begun a day early!

When I got home from my meal with my dad my mum and her partner has surprised me with a bunch of balloons, Presents and Cards. I had all my family around me and my baby Bruiser (my dog) and felt even more special and it wasn’t even my Birthday. 

My mum got me a photo frame with ‘Happy 21st birthday‘ on and has a marker pen for everyone to sign and write a message on which I thought was such a thoughtful present because I’m a sucker for a keepsake I really am. I also got a purse. pen and lip balm. Mum told me to open the purse as there was another little present.. £500!!!!! WHATTT HOW CRAZY!!!! I cried so so much. at one point I cried and said ‘ so.. much.. make-up..to.. buy’ which made me laugh. 

I had such a lovely meal that night with my closest family and felt even more special. 🙂 We live in a rural area really so we went to the restaurant at the bottom of our lane and had a yummy rustic meal. 

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How Beautiful is my Grandma?! 

 

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MammaBear being a cutie! 

 

 

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Gaz my mums partner not enjoying pictures!

 

 

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I was pretty obsessed with this bowl of pebbles with a candle in!! haha! 

ANYWAY! I bought so so much make-up and beauty products from the Trafford Centre. I do have a picture of everything but I plan on doing a Haul post before the end of this week so I’m excited to show you all what I got!!!  But until then I will list a few of the brands:

Lush, Dior, MAC, NARS, Rimmel, Smashbox, Benefit, Maybelline, Collection, Revlon, Beauty Bay, Stila and many more….

Then just to top the most amazing birthday with Family I went out with my girlies to a lovely Italian near us Called Ancora. All of my friends except me go to Uni so they all travelled home from Leeds, Sheffield and Oxford for my weekend so i was very lucky! 🙂 

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From the girls we have all decided to get a Tiffany bracelet for each of us so we will always have a special bracelet that we all own for our 21st so it was my turn. It’s so beautiful and delicate in the duck egg blue box with the trademark crisp white ribbon to make it feel even more special.

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I am so so lucky to have suck amazing family and friends who have all make this birthday so special to me. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

Thanks so much for reading my somewhat long winded personal blog post this evening and I will be back ASAP with all of my new Beauty buys with first impressions on some of my favourite products. 

 

Love, Jo.x

First Impressions: Tanya Burr Lips and Nails & Kate Moss Lip Products

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The Postman has been my favourite person of all time today delivering lots of Lip products for me. SO today will be Post 1 of 2 with Tanya Burr’s Lipgloss range and Kate Moss’ Lipstick by Rimmel. So lets get down to business…

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Tanya Burr Lipgloss Range.

So First impressions the lipgloss smells AMAZING!!! its like a familiar smell that i just can’t put my finger on. 

Well the Lipgloss I went for was the shade Champagne Toast. I love the name. I’m a massive Fan of Tanya and have heard the stories about the names so I know that a lot of thought has gone into each product. 

 

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The Lip gloss glides onto my lips perfectly. Not too tacky and not to wishy washy. The Gloss stays on your lips for quiet at while and I didn’t feel the urge to much to re-apply which was a bonus. 

Champagne Toast has a beautiful shimmer to it which I think is just the right amount of Shimmer. I’m not a massive wearer of Lipgloss I’ll be honest but this doesn’t feel Grainy nor does it feel to tacky. So with the ideal combination of glitter and gloss It’s ideal for me. 

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I Struggled when It came to choosing which shade as the range of colours was so varied but I went for This shade as it’s a peachy nude colour ideal for everyday use. We all know I’m the worst when it comes to Nudes so this again makes it the perfect lipgloss for me. 

You can only Buy Tanya Burr’s range online at the moment from Feel Unique but they will be hitting stores soon! 

You can buy it HERE and for £6.99 onwards. I think the price is THE perfect price to pay for a lipgloss if you ask me!  

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Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss.

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This is the First Rimmel Lipstick I’ve ever purchased! The Jury is still out on this lipstick I’ll be honest so with that in mind. lets get down to it! 

When I got the box from Boots I wasn’t over excited with regards to packaging. I feel that it’s not very sturdy and feels and looks cheap. However for £3.99 you can’t complain really! 

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The Lipstick shade I’ve gone for is 113 another Nude colour. Surprise Surprise. The colour itself id lovely a really nice matte nude colour. What it says on the tin really.

Now when I applied the lipstick i was secretly hoping it would be a lovely thick texture. NO its wasn’t it was thin and lacked the lustre I was expecting. 

With regards to reapplying I felt that after 30-40 minutes of having it on I needed to apply again. To me it had the texture of a lip balm without the moisturising side. 

Overall the Lipstick was disappointing for me as I expected slightly more, However I paid £3.99 for this and considering all my lipsticks are £10 onwards £3.99 is very cheap. I will use this lipstick again but I will use it more of a lip balm rather than a lipstick. 

If you want to try this lipstick for yourself or any other colours in the range then you can buy it HERE. The price does go from £3.99 to £5.49 so hurry and get the offer. 🙂 

 

Thank you so much for reading this post. Please let me know if you have any other lip products to try. 🙂 

 

Come back tomorrow for the LimeCrime First impressions post. 

 

Love

Jo.x

 

 

 

My MAC 15 Shadow Palette

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So Today’s post as you may have guessed is of my new baby. Well my new MAC 15 palette. 

Now in the past I have only ever used the 4 palettes because I’m a bit obsessive and like to have them filled straight away so getting the 15 palette was slightly intimidating for me because well you have to build it up and add to it. 

So anyway Christmas, Ebay and a few treats to myself lead to me getting to getting this bad boy. 🙂

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Top Row – Left to Right: Patina, Smut, unknown, unknown & Amber Lights

Middle Row – Left to Right: Wedge, Sketch, Era, Honesty & Mulch

Bottom Row – Left to Right: Concrete, Charcoal Brown, Sable,Satin Taupe & Woodwinked

Is it bad that I don’t know the names of 2 of them. probs. Well I depotted them and I lost the label. Oh well. My bad. 

Anyway I won’t go into detail about every shadow but I will mention my favourites. 

Patina

I love Patina for just a quick wash over my lid add some colour to my eyes with a subtle shimmer. 

Amber Lights

I love love love this colour. It’s a gorgeous Amber colour that is so highly pigmented you don’t need much to achieve a strong and vibrant look. I team this with mulch on the outer crease blended in to create a more darker eye look. 

Mulch

Mulch is ideal for a dark brown shadow to sweep over your lid to add a deep Satin shadow over your lid. Sometimes I like to add Wedge into the crease and blend upwards to just lift the eye even more. 

Honesty

Honesty. This is my go to shadow for a beautiful Shimmer with a slight honey tone to it. If I go quite big and thick with my lashes I like to push this shadow onto my lid to add a neutral glimmer to my eyes. THE perfect nude eyeshadow! – a big statement I know. 😉 

Wedge, Charcoal Brown & Concrete 

These 3 shadows are the ideal for a matte eye look or crease colours. Wedge is a staple that every make-up lover needs to have in their collection as a transition or crease colour. Concrete is the darkest of the 3. I’ve not used this as much as Charcoal Brown and Wedge but I have used it under my lash line to add a dark smoky brown look to my eyes. 

Satin Taupe

Satin Taupe is another one of my go to colours to just sweep over my lid to add a sublt hint of colour to my eye colour. I also find that this colour fits nice on an older eye. i’ve used this in looks with my Gran. I find that not all colours suit an older eye. That’s my opinion anyway so this over her lid with Wedge in the crease is ideal. 

So I think I’ve waffled on enough about some of my favourite Shadows in this palette. This is my baby and I need to make it my aim to use more of the colours. Is it bad that I’ve not used a few of them?!

Thanks so much for reading this post. Comment below if you have any recommendations! Oh & Follow me on Instagram or tag me in pictures of your Palettes so I can have a right good nosy! 🙂

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Happy Sunday You Beautiful People. 🙂 

Jo.x

FOTD & New Camera

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So This evenings post to round up a nice wet and rainy week is my FOTD and also a feature of my new baby.

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So After my post on the Nude lipsticks which I did on Wednesday it made me realise I need to be more adventurous. I personally don’t think it suit me but I think it’s just because I’m used to Nudes. Anyway I have ONE Bright Lipstick which is Cut A Caper by MAC. Anyway stop waffling lets get down to the other products used

Products Used;

Face

Bare Minerals Prime Time Primer

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

Crown brush UK Concealer Palette

MAC Studio Sculpt Pressed Powder

MAC MSF in Medium Deep

Eyes

MAC Brow Duo in Brunette

MAC eye shadows: Wedge in the crease and All That Glitters on the lid

Benefit They’re real Mascara

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

Lips

MAC Cut A Caper

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So moving onto my other exciting news. Well a few things.

Firstly – I bought my first Lime Crime Lipsticks

Secondly – I’m doing the valentines Box Swap hosted by Lucie from Fatbeautyx and Samantha From Mascara And Cakes so I received the email today with the name of my Beauty Valentine and bought her some lovely things.

Last but definitely not least I bought myself another camera to help me get better pictures for my blog and for trips out. So a Friend from School was selling the Canon 450D for £200 with lots of goodies with it so I was straight on it. So I picked it up this morning and I am so so happy snapping away in my room getting used to the camera.

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I am so so excited to get used to using my new camera and taking lots of new pictures with this baby for my blog. If anyone has any tips or can help me anyway with this badboy then please let me know! 

Thanks so much for reading this little post tonight. 

Love. 

Jo.x