Party Makeup Picks

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Beauty Blvd Glitter Lips
Now I'm edging towards my mid 20's, I don't spend as much time drinking and partying. So when I do, it's a real excuse to go all out with the makeup! I'm talking winged eyeliner, big bold lashes and glitter lips! Yes glitter lips. I want to share with you my go to party makeup picks.

Beauty Blvd Glitter Lips
A lip craze new on the block recently are glitter lips. Glitter lips are the perfect statement for festivals, parties or maybe just a Sunday afternoon if you're feeling it! I had been sent some Glitter Lips from Beauty Blvd and to be honest, I wasn't sure when I would have the chance to wear them or if they'd actually be any good! I decided to try them one afternoon and was sooo impressed! The idea of having actual glitter lips is pretty cool but I did think it would be more of a pain than it's worth - I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised. I managed to apply my glitter lips in under five minutes. First off you apply the glue like a lipgloss to one lip and then start packing on the glitter with the applicator. I was expecting to end up with glitter all over my face, all over my makeup desk - just everywhere! In fact there was no fall out at all! The glitter sticks very easy to your lips and the applicator makes it super easy to create an even neat finish. Once you're done you can remove any excess. I was expecting Glitter Lips to be very uncomfortable and messy, I thought I would want to take it off straightaway. In fact I kept my Glitter Lips on for the best part of four hours and even managed to do all my housework feeling like a disco ball! I was able to drink, eat and even kiss without any transfer! The only thing I will say is when I drank from the cup, there was a slight taste of glitter or glue, but nothing major and my lips still looked dazzling! 
I've been so impressed with Glitter Lips I would definitely consider trying more shades. I think these would be perfect for a fun night out or festival weekend! I couldn't recommend Beauty Blvd's Glitter Lips enough if you want to create a fun and flirty party look.

Next on my party makeup picks is the new Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara. You all know I'm a Maybelline mascara girl, so of course this is my go to party mascara. I had always been content with lash sensational for all occasions but Big Shot takes your lashes that one step higher! To me this is lash sensation but bigger, longer and bossier! The volume is unbelievable and I have never had such volumous long lashes and I've tried a fair few mascaras in my time! This is perfect for a night out. I'm a fan of big bold lashes for all occasions, but even for me this is a little too extreme for everyday. This mascara is so easy to use to create gorgeous boss lashes thanks to it's fuller wand - a definite for going out out!

Last but not least of my party makeup picks is my trusty Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner. I used to rock a cat eye most days when I was younger but now I save it for a special occasion. Supercat is my go to, to create a gorgeous winged eye. I find this so easy to use thanks to the marker tip. It's so easy to create a thin defined finish due to the fine point - it's just like a more controlled felt tip! You can easily create a thicker and bolder look depending on how hard you press. I've never expereienced this smudging or rubbing off during the day and I usually do with all other parts of my makeup! Supercat stays bold and black all day and night! If you want to perfect your cat eye or smouldering smokey eye look, then you need to give Supercat a go!


I'd love to know if you've tried any of my party makeup picks beauties? What are your go to party must haves?


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1K NARS Giveaway!

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1K NARS GIVEAWAY
Something very exciting happened recently, I finally hit 1000 Bloglovin' followers and I couldn't be more excited! I've been writing this blog for a couple of years now and I can't quite believe I've hit the 1K mark! To thank you all for the support, followers old and new, I've decided to hold an international NARS giveaway!
You may know that one of my favourite brands is NARS so it feels only fitting to giveaway a NARS blusher and lipstick of your choice to one of my beautiful followers! I can't thank you enough for sticking around (even when I've been having few blogging breaks) and helping me reach this goal!

This giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway closes at 12AM 27/9/17.
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Bourjois Summer Set Free Gift

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Bourjois Summer Set Free Gift
As you guys know, I'm a sucker for a free gift so when I saw the Bourjois Summer Set gift, I just jumped at the chance to get my hands on this. All you need to do is spend £12 on Bourjois products to get this beautiful little gift worth £26!
I've always been loyal to the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, but I thought what a great opportunity to try something else. I picked up the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder. I picked up the lightest shade Vanille. I've been using this everyday for the past week and it shapes up pretty well when compared to Stay Matte. It instantly mattes my makeup and gets rid of any shiny patches, I do have to re apply during a busy day but I think that's pretty normal for me. I would love a translucent shade in this.
The next thing I bought to get my hands on this cute little gift was the Rose d'Or Blush. When I think of Bourjois, these little blushers always spring to my mind, I think one of these blushers may have been one of my first ever makeup purchases as a young girl! These little pots were the original baked blush! Rose d'Or is a beautiful bright pink with a golden shimmer running through it. This is perfect this time of year to add a bit of colour to my look. The texture is lovely and soft and the pigmentation is perfect to add a natural coverage or a brighter finish. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the scent - yes this blusher is iconic and has been around for 150 years, but it doesn't have to smell 150 years old! It has the classic "old granny" rose scent.

Bourjois Summer Set Free Gift
Onto the Summer Set Free Gift! This gift contains three full size products - what a bargain!
The first product I was so excited to try was the Rouge Edition Velvet in Nude-ist. On first application I loved the formula, this is one of those really lovely creamy matte liquid lipsticks, with no drying in site - I'm a sucker for these velvet/matte formulas! The shade is a gorgeous dark pink nude, perfect to add something to your everyday look. I've been very impressed with Nude-ist, I'm for sure going to be adding more to my collection!
Something I'm always excited to try is a mascara. The Bourjois Volume Reveal Adjustable promises to give you volumous unclumpy lashes all day long no matter how many times you re apply. I can't say I'm the type to re apply my mascara through the day, but I do like to pile it on in the morning. I didn't notice any clumping, just long volumous lashes. I'm usually very loyal to my Maybelline Lash Sensational or Too Faced Better Than Sex and this hasn't got me straying for too long. I think it's a great mascara and I will use it all up, but for me there's no wow factor for me to buy it again - a great free gift though!
Lastly we have the Brow Duo Sculpt! This two in one brow pencil helps fill and define your brows with one end and highlight and sculpt with the other. I love the idea of being able to highlight your underbrow to create a perfectly defined look. I think this pencil worked great but I do find a retractile pencil usually gives a sharper and neater finish. I also love a brow pencil with a brush, but I can't expect Bourjois to bring out a brow pencil with three ends now can I!? Overall this pencil is great and comes with a lovely pink champagne highlighter that is perfect for your under brow - I'm just a bit set in my ways!

I've loved trying out some products from Bourjois and I can't deny that this is amazing value! Get your hands on the Bourjois Summer Set Free Gift now at Boots beauties!


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Origins GinZing Range

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Origins GinZing Range including Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser, Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream and the Origins GinZing Peel Off Mask
If there's one thing that makes me feel like I've got my sh** together (when in fact I really haven't), it's having beautiful skincare products. Personally I feel like if you're going to splurge a little bit then you should definitely consider splurging on skincare. For a long time now I've been hooked on the Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser and I've been wanting to try some more from the GinZing range. This month I treated myself to the GinZing Peel Off mask and I feel like I should share with you my thoughts on the Origins Ginzing range.

For the last couple of years I've been obsessed with the Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser. I have combination skin and in the past it's been very difficult for me to find a moisturiser to suit my skin. Most moisturisers I had tried would leave me with oily patches half way through the day and I just could not deal with that! I picked up the Origins GinZing moisturiser and immediately fell in love the the refreshing citrus scent (I'm a sucker for anything citrusy!). The moisturiser itself felt light on my skin and very refreshing, it's such a joy to use in the morning and helps wake me up. The oil free moisturiser, hydrates and moisturises without leaving a greasy film in the slightest. Origins GinZing is packed full of skin boosters such as Panex, Ginseng and Coffee Bean to hydrate and revitalise your skin. My skin is left feeling refreshed, revitalised and hydrated. 
After being so impressed with the Ginzing Moisturiser, the next product I tried was the hyped up Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream. I must admit I had never been an eye cream kind of person so I don't have anything really to compare this too. Again the eye cream has a lovely scent and it really does perk you up a bit in the morning. The cream itself is a little thicker than the moisturiser but is definitely nice and refreshing on the under eyes. As the name suggests, this is perfect for refreshing and restoring radiance to tired puffy eyes. A little goes a long way because the formula is lovely and creamy. All in all I've enjoyed using the GinZing refreshing eye cream and would buy it again.
After being very impressed with the Ginzing products I had already tried, I had been meaning to try the GinZing Peel Off Mask for the longest time. I recently got my hands on it and couldnt wait to try it. This masks promises to lift away stubborn dead skin cells, dirt and debris and leave your skin feeling smooth and glowing. The formula is very thick, making it easier to apply than other masks. The mask feels refreshing and relaxing once applied. Like most masks, you can feel this tighten and dry but this doesn't actually make your skin feel dry like other masks. I really enjoyed having this mask on my face... until it was time to peel it off! It honestly felt like I was waxing my face! I don't know if I just have an abnormally hairy face, or if it's like this for everyone but I was not a fan of removing this - it kind of ruined the experience. I like masks to be a relaxing, pampering time not painful! This did leave my skin feeling softer and maybe a little more radiant but nothing to OTT. I would use this mask again but I couldn't peel it off! I think the next time I use this I will remove it with warm water. If you're thinking about buying this mask, just bear in mind it's not really a relaxing/me time kind of mask if your planning on peeling it off!


I've really been enjoying the GinZing range and I'd love to try some more, maybe I'll go for the wash off mask next! What have you got your eyes on beauties?


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