Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year's Eve look

Sorry about the quality of the picture but I thought I would quickly show you what makeup I used last night, I was quiet happy with my contour which is very rare!  I used Mac mineralize foundation in NW15. (This now for special occasions as I have unfortunately hit pan, which I am
very sad about!) I used Makeup revolution ultra blush palette in golden suger, the darkest bronzer shade and then a little of the shimmer pink on my cheeks. I used the sleek contour palette for my highlight mine is in light. I used the the Makeup revolution Redemption Iconic 3 palette for my eyes I used three different brown shades going from light to dark and then I used the darkest shade under my eye and and right in the corner of the lid. I then used Rimmel Lash Accelerator on my lashes and the Eylure  
Girls aloud eyelashes, which are a classic in Kimberly. They are lovely and natural but have a little darker section on the ends which are super pretty. I had the Rimmel soft khol eyeliner in white on my water line. Then the Gothic glam lipstick in seduction by Collection 2000, which is a super dark berry colour perfect for winter. 

Hope everyone had a lovely New Year's Eve! ox 

Makeup Revolution Christmas haul

A couple of months a go i stumbled upon Makeuprevolution through Instagram and I instantly was intreged as I saw lots of positive feedback. After having a mooch at the website and seeing what a huge variety of products they had online, I got very excited and the best thing is their website is constantly being added too which I think is a total bonus for those makeup addicts like myself. Father Christmas seemed to catch onto this and I was very lucky to recieve a lovely little haul of their products from my boyfriend and friends. 

Firstly I recieved the 'I heart eyeshadow palette in Death by chocolate' which is amazing value and the shadows are so rich and pigmented. I also found the colour range a brilliant dupe for the Two faced chocolate bar palette. A collection of 16 shadows varying in shimmer and matte shades. I have been using this pallette none stop as they are beautiful colours for soft day time looks. 

Next up was the 'Ultra 32 shade eye shadow palette in Flawless' I wanted this due to the lovely autumn colours and I am all over the cranberry and berry shades in the palette. 

A girl can never have enough blush so I opted for the 'Ultra professional blush palette in Golden suger' which had me completely sold at first use. A selection of gorgeous shimmery highlights, blush and bronzer perfect for the every day glow all the way to that shimmery night out glamour. Absolute beaut! 

Followed by the 'Redemption palette in Iconic 3'. which is an amazing dupe for the 'Urban Decay naked 3 palette'. Such a gorgeous bunch of pinks, rose golds and browns perfect for those soft and girly makeup looks. I think when summer comes around this palette will be in use constantly. 

Then finally check out this bad boy! The 'ultimate eyeshadow collection' which the colour range is incredible. I genuinely think I could use a different eye shadow every day of the week. There are some stunning darker shades which have different coloured glitter mixed in which will definately make you stand out from the crowd.

The quality of these products for the price really impressed me. 
Have you ever used Makeuprevolution products? If so what's your favorite? Ox  


Friday, 26 December 2014

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone is enjoying their christmas!

I just thought I would write how grateful I am for such a lovely couple of days. I have been extremely lucky this year and go everything I wanted and more but I really feel that christmas is not about receiving presents. I must say I felt more excited to give my presents this year just waiting for the reaction as I always try and find gifts a little less ordinary and I made a few this time around as well which probably is not cute as I am twenty two but I love anything arty so I thought why not get creative and give something personal and I have got to say I am pleased with the outcome which is pretty rare for me as I lack confidence in my art most of the time. 
What I really enjoyed was waking up in the morning in my own flat opening presents from under my own tree. Also my mom bought my grandad a game from the 1950s and it was so lovely to really spend some quality time with my family even if my mom won! My grandparents are always so grateful for what they receive and it was so nice to see them happy.
I will do some reviews on all the lovely things santa brought. 

what is your favourite part of Christmas? ox

Reindeer decoration from Sainsbury's 

Sunday, 21 December 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

know everyone says that Christmas time is stressful I have always thought it was an exaggeration. Not this year! The impact of Christmas has punched my bank account in the face and left me extremely sleepy. It may be down to this year being the first year in my own place and actually feeling like an adult. I think I am finally almost ready for the festivities, she sayings frantically sticky taping everything in gold paper. As much as I did get laughed at for getting stuck in shop doors as I had so many bags. I am feeling super excited for Christmas now I have the opportunity to make new traditions. This year a lot of things of changed but in a good way and this is the first time me and my boyfriend get to spend Christmas Eve together which I intend to force him to watch every cheesy Christmas film going! 

What are your festive traditions? ox

Christmas jumper tree decoration - Paperchase 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sunday outfit of the day

I thought I would share with you my outfit from yesterday as I really enjoyed wearing it. I am loving the cold shoulder 90s vibe at the moment which is strange, as I used to wear tops like the one above when I was about nine but they are back with a vengeance and I adore them. I think it just adds a little something to an outfit. I got this beaut from Boohoo. I am equally obsessed with tartan and I bought this snood from Tesco last year. It just goes with so much and is super easy to wear. I teamed these items with some leather look leggings from primark which only cost me a couple of quid and have lasted ages. As for my jacket I have been wanting one of these for a life time from Topshop and bagged myself one this year and can't stop wearing it. It's fleece lined which is brilliant for these chilly months but it isn't too heavy either. 

I want to do more posts like this, what do you think? Ox 
© As told by Emmi
Maira Gall