30.8.15

How To || Perfect Mascara and Eyeliner

How To Perfect Mascara Eyeliner

I'm currently snuggled up in bed recovering from hosting the #5thViewBloggers networking event last evening with Jess (thanks to everyone who came!), so I thought today would be perfect for sharing my top tips on perfecting your mascara and eyeliner.

I'm definitely not the most 'artistic' person when it comes to applying my makeup, but over the years I've picked up quite a few great tips for getting my mascara and eyeliner perfect (well, as good as it'll ever look when I do it!) and I thought you guys might like to hear about them.

28.8.15

The Big Blogger Conference

Big Blogger Conference

Time really does fly, I can't believe it's already been a week since the BigBloggerConference! As soon as Lauren sent the first email about it, I knew it was going to be amazing-and I really wasn't left disappointed. The day was jam packed full of activities to do and talks to listen to, and by the end of it I felt I had picked up some great tips for my blog and made some new blogger friends too.

26.8.15

Go Greek with Onken and Meet Dairyus!

Go Greek Yogurt Event

Last week I made my way down to Soho for my first ever yogurt press event, and while I wasn't really sure what to expect, I had a fantastic evening and I now have a serious craving for Greek yogurt! 

Onken hosted the event to showcase their three new flavours: Apple and Spiced Cinnamon, Rhubarb and Ginger and Lemon and Raspberry.

25.8.15

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows*-£13 each (here)

Since Make Up For Ever's launch in Debenhams this Summer I've been itching to try more of their range of products. 

Luckily, I had the chance to try out some of their shadows at the Debenhams Christmas in July event, and was gifted this quad of shadows to test out at home.  As you can see in the photo above, the pans are actually quite large, so while £13 is quite expensive for me for one shadow I'm sure they'll last me a good few years.

Make Up For Ever's product quality is truly amazing, and as you can see in the swatches below, the eyeshadows really do pack a punch!  Hopefully you can also see that they really do blend well into each other, making it a lot easier to get that perfect smokey eye. 

24.8.15

Dolly Rockin' It Pop Up Launch

Amazing sparkly Barbies!

Last weekend I was invited down to the launch of Dolly Rockin' It's pop up launch in North Finchley with Blogging Gals. Blogging Gals regularly organise blogger events, and while this one was much more intimate than the others I've attended, it was still nice to catch up with some fellow bloggers and have a browse of the Dolly Rockin' It clothing.

23.8.15

Are Fashion Bloggers Ethical?!


There's been a huge focus on the blogging community this past week, and the hot topic's been sponsored content. From #BloggerBlackmail to ASA guidelines, there's been lots of debate about how we declare sponsored content and gifting to bloggers. 

21.8.15

Camino with Blogging Gals


A couple of weeks ago I was invited down to the newly opened Bankside Camino restaurant for an evening of wine, tapas and good conversation. I've only ever had tapas once before in my life, and as I really enjoyed it, I was excited to try out some new dishes and learn more about which types of wine paired best with each dish.

20.8.15

Scoop SS16


I love sneak previews for what's to come next season, so I was really excited to be invited to Scoop SS16 which promised to give an insight into what boutiques and stores will be buying in for next year. Held in the beautiful Saatchi gallery, it was a great opportunity to browse the many rows of clothing, chat to the designers and enjoy a glass of champagne (or two!)

19.8.15

New In From Alpha-H


Vitamin C Serum*-£58.50 (here)
Absolute Eye Cream SPF15*-£46 (launching soon!)

I love discovering new skincare products, and as I've recently got really into using SPFs on my skin I was excited to hear that Alpha-H are releasing an eye cream with SPF 15! They've also recently launched a range of vitamin serums which come in refillable packaging-perfect for people who frequently re-purchase.

18.8.15

Too Faced Metallic Lipstick


Too Faced Melted Metal Lipstick in Tu Tu*-£19 (here)

When Too Faced first launched their melted metal lipstick range I was certain it just wouldn't work for me, I was sure the metallic tones would make them really difficult to wear. However, after trying the shade Tu Tu I have to say I'm 100% converted to metallic lip shades and they're actually a lot more wearable than they first seem! The shade I've been using (and loving) recently is Tu Tu-a gorgeous bright coral-pink shade.