Thursday, 21 March 2013


This foundation has been raved about all over the blogosphere and as I had just ran out of my Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation I decided to give in and buy both the Rimmel Wake me up foundation and concealer.

Foundation - £8.99 Concealer - £5.49

I have been using these two products for about 3-4 weeks now and I completely understand why everyone is obsessed with this foundation. It has a subtle shimmer running through it which really helps to create the awake and dewy look which is a look that I tend to go for more than the matte look. This is definitely a medium coverage foundation however it could be built up to become more full coverage which is great for when your having a bad skin day and a couple of those pesky spots have cropped up and you can really build it up to help conceal your blemishes. I will most definitely be re-buying this foundation when it runs out as I think it pretty much has everything I am looking for in a foundation!

 After I have raved so much about the foundation I am now regrettably about to say how I found the concealer a little disappointing as it was not as full coverage as I would hope as it is quite a light concealer which makes  it not great for concealing blemishes, so I suppose I'll just stick to my Collection (previously known as Collection 2000) Lasting Perfection Concealer!

However, even though this concealer is not very good for concealing blemishes I do like to use it for under my eyes, which I have a feeling it may have originally been created for, as I find that it really helps to cover up dark circles. This is because it is quite a brightening concealer therefore it helps to counteract the darkness under my eyes. I wouldn't say that this is the best concealer that I've ever tried and I think that the Collection concealer is a lot more effective for blemishes but I will carry on using it for under my eyes as I think that it really helps. So even though I found the concealer quite disappointing I think that the foundation is well worth checking out!

What's your favourite concealer and foundation?

Tuesday, 12 March 2013


First of all I'd like to thank What Would Audrey Wear for nominating us for the Liebster award! If your unfamiliar to the Liebster award basically it involves a lot of elevens. This award is given to people with under 200 followers, you have to give 11 random facts about yourself as well as answering 11 questions that the person who nominated you asked and then create 11 new questions for the 11 bloggers you will nominate. Told you it was a lot of elevens...

Because there is two of us we decided to split the post into two so that this post didn't go on for years! So we decided that Anya would answer the 11 random facts and Ella would answer the 11 questions! 
So here we go...

11 Random Facts
1. We have a cat called Jasper, he is absolutely adorable and I'm sure everyone would agree that he loves me the most!

2. I am quite picky with food which can get quite annoying for whoever is cooking me supper!

3. I love to sing and I go around Liverpool doing gigs with my two best friends who I also backing sing for.

4. I'm going to see Beyonce in May and I cannot contain my excitement!

5. We all have (meaning me, Ella and our brother) 4 years between us.

6. I'm going on a music tour to Italy with my school in July.

7. I am in year 11 doing my GCSE's and Ella is in her 2nd year of Uni.

8. Our house is the coldest house in the world and I am permanently under some kind of blanket.

9. I have never been to Disneyland.

10. My favourite film when I was younger was Aladdin and I always wanted to be Jasmine (I even had her outfit).

11. I may be a bit too obsessed with make-up meaning that if I get money it is most likely that I will spend it all on make-up, but I may as well!

11 questions

1. Why you began blogging
The reason I began blogging was a new years resolution! I have read blogs for such a long time, I decided it was about time I stopped being so lazy and went about doing it for myself! I've always wanted to but I decided that 2013 is the year I do all the things I wish I had before.

2. Favourite thing you've ever worn
Hmm.. I'm not sure about this one! I think I would have to go with the dress I wore for prom, which was so gorgeous! I am just dying for another opportunity to wear it, but it is a very dressy outfit! 

3. 3 goals you want to achieve this year
Fairly basic ones unfortunately, 1) drink more water! 2) blog, blog, blog! and finally 3) I want to take some major steps in getting experience for my future career

4. Favourite Disney character
Oh god how can I choose? Disney Princess would be Belle. Can i pick an animal? Because in that case it is definitely Ray from Princess and the Frog! 

5. Best thing that's ever happened to you
Oh god, I don't know! 

6. Item that's top of your wishlist right now
I've just watched about 5 mac lipstick youtube videos, and right now all I want is Mac Girl About Town amongst so many others

7. Favourite place in the world
Liverpoooooool. There is no city like my hometown! 

8. Comfort food
Doritos and Guac without a doubt

9. Where/how you met your best friend
We went to the same primary school and that was that!

10. What inspires your style
Tumblr! There is so much inspiration on tumblr if you look for it! 

11. Beauty product you can't live without
Foundation, any foundation. One of these days I will have skin like Anyas... 

11 questions for our nominees 
1. What is your favourite brand(make-up or clothes)?
2. Who is your favourite blogger?
3. What has been your favourite holiday?
4. What is your favourite food?
5. What is your favourite season?
6. What is your favourite film?
7. What is your favourite childhood memory?
8. What would be your dream job?
9. What is your favourite animal?
10. Who is your favourite band/artist?
11. What is your holy grail make-up product?

Our 11 nominees

Monday, 4 March 2013


Lipstick - £8
Cream Blush - £6

I went on a cheeky little shopping spree the other day in Topshop and couldn't help but pick up a few of their makeup selection! After a long time perusing and swatching to my hearts content, I finally landed on their lipstick in 'Saint' and cream blush in 'Head over Heels'.



Firstly, the lipstick in Saint is one of their nude options, which in large amounts actually completely erases my lips to a point where I look like I swiped foundation all up over there. However, when lightly applied it is a gorgeous nude which a glossy finish, and my particular favourite way to use this lipstick is over the top of a bright lipstick, to bring it down to an every day level. This is a creamy lipstick with a lovely glossy finish, and I adore the way it applies. I will have to purchase more of these in the future! Thank the Lord for student loans eh... 


I have been on the lookout for a cream blush for a while and I finally decided I might as well get a budget version to start out with! This is a pinky coral colour which looks delicious when swiped on the cheek, and has an almost cream-to-powder finish to it. This is so quick to apply so is super good for those in a rush! I also like to throw this in my bag as a multi-purpose product, as it also looks good on the lips! 

Anyone else tried some Topshop products? Any recommendations? 

Sunday, 24 February 2013


A couple of weeks ago the time had come for me to buy a new mascara after my beloved Maybelline The Falsies had run dry, so I decided to go with the hype and try Maybelline's The Rocket Volum' Express. Believe me this mascara is absolutely worth the hype I fell in love with it instantly!

Normally I don't like plastic brushes as they seem to generally not work as well as fibre brushes however with this mascara It does not seem to bother me as much as I feel like it gives just as good results as a fibre brush maybe even better! The only downside I have found with this brush is that it is quite fat which can make it difficult in getting the really small lashes but I barely notice it so I think if you can get over that fact then you will surely love this mascara as much as I do.


The main thing that I look for in a mascara is volume that is my main priority, some go for length I personally prefer more volume than length on my lashes, this is why this mascara is perfect for me as you can see it gives a lot of volume and length (which is an added bonus!). I chose to get the waterproof version as for years now I have had the problem of my mascara literally melting off my eyelashes throughout the day which is tremendously annoying! For some crazy reason I never thought to try a waterproof mascara and now I have I am never going back, it stayed on all day and didn't smudge underneath my eyes.

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Without mascara
With mascara

What is your favourite mascara? I'd love to try some new ones!