Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wing It Babyy.

If your someone who regularly wears eye liner or liquid liner, I'm going to want your opinion so please read on..

There are many iconic women when it comes to the famous 'Winged' eyeliner look, Each carrying their own signature to it.. 

 After looking at the inspiring pictures above I started watching a few youtubers and searching for different ways to wear my eyeliner and seen as I work for a company where you have to keep your make up low key ( i know what am i doing working there right?), I thought it would spice up my morning make up routine as it's a little boring and repetitive at the moment. From your standard winged to the out there bold looking eye I really have come across styles I personally never thought of trying and now my everyday work make up is a no longer a chore. I've loved trying out these different looks and practising my steady hand to master the art of getting it perfect.

Out of all the styles my favourite is still the standard 'Winged' look (above), as it's quick simple and easy to apply. I want to continue trying other ways to wear my eyeliner so would love to know how adventurous you are with your eyeliner and also if you have any tips, tricks or styles let me know below as I'd love to try them!! 

What's your favourite way to wear eyeliner, and who's your icon?

How d'ya like your eggs eyeliner in the morning, I like mine with a kiss.. 
Natalie xxx


Friday, 17 August 2012


 Tinted Lipglass

I've reached 100 followers, so thought what better way to celebrate than to host my very own FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!! 

A big thankyou to my lovely bunch of followers and the sweeties who regularly post comments on my blog I really do appreciate it and your kind words really do mean the world. There is so much inspiration out there and I've really enjoyed being part of the bloggers community.

So if you don't already know by the picture above you have the chance to win a MAC Tinted Lipgloss, (state the lipgloss colour of your choice in the comments box below). You MUST be a follower of my blog to enter in this giveaway, and then below are other ways to earn more entries and therefore more chances to win. The giveaway will last for 2 weeks, ending midnight on the 31st of August and on the 1st of September I will announce the winner!

Head over to MAC's website here to see which lipgloss shade takes your fancy, and last but not least

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Natalie xxx

Monday, 13 August 2012

Current Skincare Routine

So I'll jump right in and introduce the main product of my 2-step simple routine and to be honest my little skin savorier, CLINIQUE - Exfoliating Scrub. Now if you were a follower from before June then you would know that I was in SERIOUS need of repairing my skin, I needed a product that included a scrub, helps fight blackheads and reduces blemishes just an all round cleanser really. 

I purchased this from the CLINIQUE counter at duty free when I went on holiday at the start of July, this is my first time buying from CLINIQUE and I've really wanted to give it a go to see if them as a brand are really worth paying the money for and in this case, the results were AMAZING so it was totally worth it! 

This product is a skin-cleansing water-based scrub for strong, oily skin types. Allows better make up application and moisture absorbs more easily, also helps promote more even skin tone refining texture leaving skin looking more translucent, clear and flake free

Oh hello bad hair ;)

(First I remove my make up with a face wipe) 
So I apply the product all over my face but excluding the eye area and I leave to settle for around 5 mins and then rinse off gently with a hot flannel. My skin is left feeling really refreshed, cleansed and soothed. Then I splash my face with small amounts of cold water making sure my face is clear of product, following this I steaming my face 2-3 times a week for about 15 mins, opening up my pores to really get all that dirty and oil out! I find that by combining these 2 routines my skin really has improved, and for someone who used to suffer really bad from blemishes my skin tells a different story.

The only thing I would warn you about is the smell, I can't say its my favourite and would for sure prefer a perfumed free scrub but I've read a few reviews online since buying this and it seems to be just me that can fault it so maybe you'll find it refreshing? Also 1 other thing I wanted to add, earlier I mentioned the scrub evens out skin tone, and around my chin area I have scars from old blemishes a kind of redish/brown colour and CLINIQUE - Exfoliating Scrub really has reduced that making it less visible and that was more than what i was expecting from this product! Now it doesn't state it reduces old blemish scars in the description so it might not work for everyone but it's given me a noticeable difference. 

I completely give this product the thumbs up and couldn't recommend it enough, I've had countless comments on how much my skin has improved and my make up now appears more flawless. Thank the lord I've found a product that has repaired my skin disaster, it retails for £17.00 from CLINQUE website, low cost but amazing results.. what more could you ask for?

Happy Monday everyone hope this has helped those out there looking for a new daily skin care routine, If you have an questions fire them away in the comments box below, apart from that have a great week and I'll speak to you on my next post!

Natalie xxx

Sunday, 12 August 2012

OOTN #6 - Going For Gold

If you see my most recent FOTD post (if you haven't click here) then you'd know this weekend I was off to Epping in Essex for a friends 21st birthday, in which I had to order a new outfit and dress to impress.

This was my first night out in Epping, we started with a party bus with strobe lights and loud music and few bottles of drink and then we got escorted in, there was also an event on which gave the club a pretty good turn out of people and a few celebs are knows for making an appearance and to say the least EVERYONE was looking dapper. Some of the dresses people had on were AMAZING!! And if your like me and love a little dance with flowing drinks last night would have been right up your street. So the birthday girl and 22 of her friends (including me) hired out what was called the 'PLAYBOY BOOTH' which is like a lounge within the club, and I honestly felt VIP the whole night it was well worth the money. 

Seen as we didn't get home until 4 last night my feet absolutely KILL and I'm feeling a little tired but I've got matchsticks on my eyes as I CANNOT miss the SPICEGIRLS on the Olympics 2012: Closing Ceremony, literally feel like 10 again waiting to see them.. anyone else watching that?? 

Enjoy what's left of your evening and let me know what you think of the outfit I wore last night, also check back tomorrow for my 'most current skincare routine' post.

Natalie xxx


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Get Your Peplum On

So recently I've been buying loads of peplum skirts/tops/shorts, me being a curvy girl they really flatter the parts of my body I truly hate!! They are so versatile and I've been finding it quite easy pairing them with other pieces, and seen as we haven't had much of a summer and winter on it's way I like to put jeans or trousers on and it really does create a comfy but classy outfit. 

I have many to pick from but these are my 3 favourites that are currently in my wardrobe, they all have a gold exposed zip down the back which is so handy if like me you do your hair before putting your clothes on, it certainly don't mess it up. I've purchased them all from ASOS and are quite similar in style but there are so many to chose from just depends what your preference is.. 
Check out the links below if any take your fancy.. And let me know what you think? 

Leopard Print
I tend to keep the bottom half simple so the top can do the talking, maybe a black pencil skirt, some skinny jeans or even disco pants from American Apparel. Add Some killer heels and your ready to go. This was the cheapest of the 3 at £15.00 in the sale and you can BUY HERE
Gold Sequins
Okay so again this top does most of the talking with the in your face sparkles, but pair it with simple bottoms and add gold jewellery and you've got yourself a eye catching outfit weather your meeting up with friends and heading to a bar or going for a night out on the town this kind of outfit is perfect. This was slightly more expensive at £35.00 which I wouldn't normally pay but it was around my birthday time so I treated myself and I'm so glad I did, you can BUY HERE also this top comes in black for those who are interested. 
  So this is the most versatile of the 3, the list of pairings are literally endless.. A pencil skirt with a classy edge to it, an outrageous coloured pattern skirt, neon skinny jeans matching clutch or even black skinny jeans and a coloured blazer. BUY HERE £17.50 is what I paid for this top also in the sale, it comes in many colours and I will def get my money's worth of outfits from it. 

That's my 3 favourite peplum pieces to wear, and the great thing is it doesn't matter your body shape peplums literally suit everyone. So if you don't already own one, when you next go shopping just try one on you might be pleasantly surprised! 

How would you style a peplum piece? 

Natalie xxx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

FOTD #4 - Eyes Are The Window To Your Soul

Hey, hope everyone is well? This is another quick FOTD/FOTN look as I recently brought some new lashes and wanted to test them out, so I'll let you lovely bunch be the judge.. 

Now I don't often wear false eyelashes in fact I never do unless I'm going to  a wedding or say like an event type thing where you maybe dress to impress.. Which is the reason in buying these lashes as I have a friends 21st here in Essex and it's a 'prim&proper' kind of event. 

As always, weather it's hair or lashes I WANT VOLUME and in this case I also wanted as natural looking as possible and these 'EYLURE - 100' I've got just the right combination! 

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Sorry that was a bit picture heavy, but I'm inlove with these lashes.. I'm off to do a bit (and when I say bit I mean scrolling for hours) online shopping,   I'm thinking a classy pencil skirt and blouse? After all I need a new outfit to go with my new lashes! 

 What's your favourite type of eyelashes??

Natalie xxx