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Make up artist, In love, and mother to a beautiful baby boy.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Liebster award

This is such a great idea, the lovely

alyseap  nominated me go and check her blog out!  


  • List 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
  • Ask 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate
  • Choose 11 new bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate
  • Let everyone know they've been picked

11 facts about me.

  1. I lived in the U.S from 8 until 18.
  2. I have an addiction to make up i will find any opportunity to buy it or use it.
  3. Taco bell is my favourite food EVER i would actually class it as a food group.
  4. My biggest accomplishment is my son he is so beautiful.
  5. I'm a vegetarian
  6. I love piano music
  7. I cooked dinner for Hugh Grant once (and like 10 other people) my mothers a chef and she let me work with her a few times
  8. I'm addicted to the polyvore app on my iphone, i could stay on it for hours.
  9. I get my eyebrows threaded every 2 weeks if i leave it any longer i have a constant bad day.
  10. Im currently trying to lose 30lbs and have completed 10lbs of my goal! 
  11. I love Lush bath bombs and skin care.

                                                11 questions.

  1. What are your favourite types of posts to do? I love doing reviews and offering ideas about how a product can be used.
  2. Do you prefer BB Creams or foundation or nothing at all? I'm a full coverage foundation kinda girl! i don't know if its from working in a beauty hall for 2 years but i love a flawless finish!
  3. Favourite drugstore makeup brand Barry M i think is amazing value for money especially the nail paints and eye shadows!
  4. What is your biggest challenge when it comes to blogging? Finding the time is difficult for me, my son just hit the 4 month mark and he takes up all my attention, how ever he does nap every now and then and i would much rather blog than do dishes!
  5.  Are you more prone to read blogs that are visually appealing or content appealing? Content is the most important thing to me what's the point in making it pretty if you cant find anything?.
  6. Who inspired you to start blogging? I started my blog a few years ago after reading Dulce candy's I'm absolutely in love with makeup and i thought wow that is such a great outlet.  
  7. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? I  would go back to evia in greece my great auntie and uncle live there, my uncle taught me how to swim and open my eyes in the sea, i have a lot of amazing memories of that island! 
  8. Which Spring beauty trend are you looking forward to most? I bought a pair of yellow jeans recently i love pastel colors and i love any excuse for a good tan!
  9. 9.Do you watch YouTube videos and if so, which are some of your favorite channels to watch? Nicole guerriero, glopinkstah, and dulce candy.  
  10. .Have you ever been to an IMATS? If so, which one? No but i'm going this year hopefully for my birthday. (hint)
  11. How long have you been blogging? I've had my blog for a few years but didn't post regularly until this year, so really just a few months      

                              My questions for nominees     
  1. If you could only use 3 make up items what would they be?
  2. name one positive impact blogging has had on your life.
  3. what celebrity is the most aspirational to you?
  4. what social media site do you promote your blog on the most?
  5. what is your skin care routine?
  6. Do you follow trends or prefer timeless pieces?
  7. what are your favourite make up brushes?
  8. what is the best advice you have ever gotten? 
  9. what would you like to learn the most, such as language or a make up technique etc and why?
  10. colors or neutrals?
  11. Where would you like to be in 5 years time?

                                   I nominate these fabulous ladies.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Maybelline fit me foundation

 When it comes to foundation i will admit i'm a little bit of a brand snob. Cover fx is my favourite but at £37.00 per foundation i just cant afford for that to be my everyday one any more, although in my defense i did go through a phase when everything else would break me out in massive cystic lesions all over my forehead (especially Esteelauders double wear) and i was just to terrified to use anything else then i moved on to mac and naked skin. 

Maybelline's Fit me 
I never really used drugstore foundations after i started working, the whole waxes and fillers thing really put me off but the fit me foundation is free from these things. I own so many matte or demi matte finishes i felt like a change and also when my skin gets dry its nice to have.

Fit me is gel based and supposed to be light coverage although i would describe it as medium and build-able i got the 2nd lightest shade but its nowhere near as light as macs nc20 its quite actually quite dark to be considered a light shade at all but a light layer of fake tan and its my perfect shade.

I really like the finish and feel this is my new everyday foundation for sure!

My usual mac studio sculpt

Eyes today

Xen tan ultra dark lotion

Nice premium packaging
Color of the tan

Color difference after developing

I've never really been one to use a tanning lotion I was always put off by the thought of not applying it properly and then ending up with more streaks and stripes than a tiger.
How ever I'm always up for trying new things and when it comes to fake tan I don't think there is much I haven't tried, wipes, mousse, gel, spray, and now lotion! I don't know what drew me in to try this I think it was probably the words ultra dark that did it.


  • Applies easily.
  • Has a guide color.
  • Develops quickly.
  • Doesn't wash completely off in the shower. 
  • Nice olive tone.
  • Fades evenly no patches.
  • Lasts at least 5 days.

  • The scent guard does not work at all so still has a fake tan smell.
  • If you get it wrong its quite hard to remove.
  • slightly pricey at 27.00. (depends on your budget.) 

I have used this 3 or 4 times now, its definitely a good product i might try out a few different tanning lotions before i declare this my "go to" tan but it is my preferred one at the moment.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Desire lashes and my make up today.

My makeup today.

The naked palette is the amazing! but everybody who knows anything about make up knows that, but not everybody might know about this website the prices of there lashes are simply unbeatable and the quality of them are very impressive, i am especially a big fan of there invisible band lashes. This company's lashes are easily as good as Ardell or any other brand and perfect for wearing in the daytime. I just couldn't believe how cheap they were they deliver very quickly also check them out!

On my lips i'm wearing vegas volt by mac with my creme sheen glass in private screening over the top,
i put a slight curl/wave in my hair with my straighteners.

My nails have barry m's black polish on them with essie's matte about you on top, then just the same black polish on the tips with no matte top coat.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

mattefacation! essies's matte about you.

 £8.99 from boots
This super trendy top coat will take the shine out of any polish leaving it matte almost instantly, there's not really much to review as it does exactly as its supposed to.
Just a short post to say this stuff is pretty cool, i did it on top of a black polish but i think i'm going to try it on top of a more peachy polish next time.

Barry M

Matte about you 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Fixing a broken nail

Possibly one of the most annoying things is when you grow all you nails out, they are perfect and one breaks 😤.
If there was ever a time in life where I needed my acrylic nails now would be it. Having a child involves a lot of hands on action, I broke 3 of my nails on the car seat and pushchair the first week we started going out! But unfortunately the £25 I used to get my nails done now goes on nappies although I would much rather have my son than a perfect manicure any day ! I still want both so here is a very cheap way to fix a broken nail!

•Select the nail tip that fits your nail the closest, if it is a little big just file down the sides.

•apply the glue to the tip and stick on to nail in a downward rocking motion to avoid air bubbles.

•Cut the tip down to desired length.

•File all over the tip to blend in with your natural nail.

• Apply a top coat or nail polish.

1st Mothers Day

Best breakfast ever!

This year was my first mothers day as a mother! Jason cooked a big breakfast and me & Rico had a lay in until 12:00 and cuddled, he is probably the only baby i know who sleeps all through the night and then has a lye in....but then again he is my son after all. 

Cuddling with wriggles

Excuse the morning faces.

Being a lazy bones.

We stayed in our pyjamas most of the day and watched this series called "The wire" we've been through Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, and Breaking Bad but i have to say that Homeland was amazing i cant wait for the next season.

After a relaxing day we went to Jason's parents house to drop off his mothers card and plant, they very kindly got me some roses, chocolates, and a few things from new look! so spoiled Rico got to have a lovely time with his Lola and of course Jason watched football *Que eye roll*

Thank you everyone for making it so special x

Im so happy that i have my little boy, he really does bring joy to our whole family! even if i never achieved anything else ever again having him around is more than enough for me.