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On Friday morning, the MAC Cinderella collection was finally released in the UK, and unsurprisingly, it sold out within 20 minutes. I was really hoping it wouldn’t release on Friday with it being the one day of the week that I wasn’t in front of my computer as I was attending my part time advertising course at a local London University and was spending the whole day in the classroom.
Luckily for me, I’d given my Partner ‘M’ the heads up the day before that the collection was being released. As soon as I received a text message from April telling me it had gone live, I began manically texting M, hoping my tutor sat across the table from me wouldn’t notice. The boy did good, and I ended up with 4 of the products I was wishing for from the range.
MAC Iridescent Powder – £23.00
From the images alone, I knew I had to have this gorgeous metallic powder. I’m looking forward to seeing how it works with my skin tone. I have a feeling it’s going to make for a beautiful pink glistening finishing powder on the cheeks.
MAC Royal Ball Lipstick £17.00
MAC Free As A Bird Lipstick £17.00
L-R Free As A Bird & Royal Ball- £17.00 Each
The things I can never have enough of in my make up collection, are Pink & Nude lipsticks. I have to admit, I don’t actually own any MAC Lustre lipsticks and wanting to add a few to my collection, I jumped straight in. I’m obsessed with a soft lip, and the Royal Ball lipstick was my first choice. It’s a beautiful frosted pink shade. The other lipstick in the range is Free As A Bird which is more of a golden nude shade.
Cinderella Glitter – Reflects Pearl – £18.50
Glitter, oh how I both love and loathe it at the same time. I love a good sparkly eye, but I absolutely hate how much mess it makes. There’s nothing that fills me with a sense of dread more, than the thought of a bottle of glitter erupting in my make up bag and having to clean it up for the next few months. Glitter fears aside, I wanted to push myself and try something new, so I added the Reflects Pearl Glitter onto my wish list. I have absolutely no idea how i’m going to wear it – and it’s worth pointing out that the glitter isn’t eye safe, so beats me what i’ll use it for.
So those are my selects from the MAC Cinderella collection! Did you manage to get your hands on anything before it sold out online? Don’t despair too much, as it actually hits the MAC Stores and Counters on 13th March, so there’s still time to pick up a few bits before you resort to overpriced items on Ebay.
So there’s 48hrs to go until Mothering Sunday (or Mothers Day) here in the UK and if you haven’t picked a gift out just yet, there’s no need to panic. I wanted to share a quick gift idea with you that I know my mum would love and maybe yours will too.
I remember when the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfumes first were released, I was obsessed, and I did my best to convert everyone into loving it too. There have been numerous versions since, and with every release the scents are both classy and sophisticated whilst being suitable for women of all ages, which is no easy task.
The Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Set from House of Fraser* is just pure perfection from the moment you open the box. The cool powder blue tones of the bottle really did make me squeal the moment I saw it the first time! I’m so obsessed with this gorgeous shade of blue, and with the daisy embellishment, it just makes the bottle to die for.
I’m absolutely shocking at describing scents, but I’d say it had a fruity sweet smell that isn’t overpowering and it reminds me of smelling fresh flowers at a florists.
At £54.00 it’s a respectable amount for a 50ml bottle of perfume, shower gel and body lotion. Or £39.00 gets you the perfume alone leaving enough cash left over for a bunch of flowers to go with it!
If there’s one thing I love, It’s makeup and style with a bit of grit. My style has always veered on the edgier side, and often the brightest colour you’ll find in my wardrobe is Khaki Green.
As a teenager I was obsessed with skateboarding, punk music, alternative fashion and generally rebelling against the system.
When Rimmel London invited me to take part in their very first RimmelRoadTrip, I was super excited to revisit my old teenage stomping ground in Cardiff and give Fleur De Force a tour of the city. As a teen, many Saturday’s were spent skateboarding through the city centre with my friends, Listening to music, sitting by the fountains & attending music shows. It felt like the city was alive, and as teenager, image was everything.
Although a lot has changed since my teens… I’ve now lived in London for nearly ten years, I drive an Electric Car, rather than a skateboard, and music shows no longer rule my life. I still stay true to my teenage style as best as I can (…maybe minus my bad emo phase). My most worn shoes are still a pair of Converse and grungy Biker boots, whilst some of my friends have never seen me wear anything except skinny jeans and a leather jacket!
One thing that hasn’t changed however, is my love for that gritty edge to my makeup. As a teenager I wouldn’t be seen dead without winged liner, and smokey smudgy eyes. I used to adore heading to the drug store in search for the blackest black eyeliners and shadows I could get my hands on, and Oh how I wish we had the makeup selection back then that we have now.
Okay, I have a problem. I’ve totally gotten into Instagram over the past few months and I just can’t stop scrolling. I got my very first iPhone last year, and for the first 6months or so, I kept forgetting Instagram existed… but over the past few months i’ve become obsessed. I wanted to share the love, and today I’m bringing you my Top 5 people to follow on Instagram this month!
Lauren has the most beautiful hair, and impeccable fashion sense. I love her soft sultry beachy waves and her stylish fashion sense. Lauren knows how to dress for her figure, and her outfits are always bang on trend! She also has her own clothing range ITSbyLP and her new collection is so perfect for spring/summer!
If soft pastels and all things disney are your thing, then get ready to fall in love with Megan’s instagram feed. Megan has one of the most beautiful instagram feeds i’ve ever laid my eyes on and her photography is just so breathtaking. I can find myself scrolling through her images for days.
Leanne has a stunning instagram feed that’s packed full of stylish fashions and must have accessories. A beautiful pastel pink head of hair and make up skills to boot. Leane has a fab feed and is certainly one worth following.
Gabby has an ever evolving theme on her instagram. If you’re a fan of her youtube channels then you’ll enjoy her instagram. I love seeing her images pop up on my feed as I can guarantee they’ll be beautiful shot, edited and selected.
Kayleigh’s feed is so clean, modern and fresh. Everything is so clean and sleek. I love her feed for beauty and fashion inspiration as well as photography inspo. Another must follow.
So that’s it for my Top 5 Instagram feeds.Do you follow any of them? I’d love to hear who your favourite instagrammers are! Let me know in the comments.
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Hi guys, I wanted to apologise for being MIA over the past few weeks! Things have been pretty crazy and i’ve been working so hard with my Advertising course, job, youtube, instagram, and blog that I just needed to take some time off! I Promise i’ll give you all a big life update very soon.
In the meantime, Spring is finally upon us! Can you believe it?
I wanted to share a Spring Inspired make up tutorial with you all. I’m so in love with Halo Eyes, and this pinktastic look just needed that little bit of glitter to finish it off.
Here’s the full tutorial if you’d like to try it yourself!