GIVEAWAY!! // Mac Viva Glam V Lipstick!

Hi Guys!!

So today is something excitinggggg! A GIVEAWAY! 
This is for a Mac Viva Glam V Lipstick – This is one of my favouite lipsticks for everyday wearing and find it suits so many different skintones!

I love the Mac Viva Glam project, Mac donates profits from the sales of the Viva Glam lipsticks to help towards the treatment/cure of HIV and AIDS.

Entry will start tonight at 9pm (10 minutes from when I’m writing this) and end at midnight on the 29th July – This will give people ample oppertunites to enter πŸ™‚

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Rhia xo

Haul Time! // Mac, Lush and Office!

Hi Guys

Today I went shopping with my husband to Nottingham to get some bits (although I didn’t come away with what I actually went in for!) I got a few bits from Mac that I have been eyeing up for ages, along with some shoes with are AMAZING!

(Hektor helping me take photos!)

Starting with my shoes – They are the Vans ASPCA Cat shoes, they are amazing!! I got them on sale from Office and they came to Β£25 which is a bargin as I was considering paying full price (Β£51.99) for them!  I really like Vans as I can’t really wear shoes that aren’t flat as I get a lot of problems with my hips.

 Next I got a few essentials from Boots which I have needed to pick up for the past week.

 Cotton wool pads for skincare, oil absorbing sheets as these are a summer essential and I also got some cotton wool buds (not pictured).  I know these aren’t very interesting but I like to see what everyone else uses for their day to day items πŸ™‚ 

Next onto the best part – the Mac haul!


I got a Mac 263 angled eyeliner brush for applying gel eyeliner as my one I am using currently is a cheapy off eBay and it is loosing hairs RAPIDLY.

Secondly I got two Pro Longwear Paintpots, the first shade I got was Painterly (bottom shade) which is what I am going to use as an eyeshadow base/eye primer.  The second shade I got was Rubinesque (top shade), can we just have a moment of appreciation for this colour <3.  This is such a stunning colour and the camera doesn’t pick up how utterly beautiful the shine, reflect and vibrancy this gives off! I am going to have a play with this tomorrow and let you guys know what I come up with! 

Finally I got a lipstick but this is a present for my mummy for her birthday (it’s on monday) so I can’t tell you what it is yet until she gets her present.

Last but not least I went to lush to see my sister who works there and ended up picking up the Love Soap (come on who can resist glitter and limited editions!)

This soap smells just like fizzbanger the bath bomb which is one of my favorites so I love the scent of this.  It’s really fresh and clean smelling too! 


Last but not least a cheesy photo taken by my sister at the store to go on the Lush Nottingham instagram (i’m on instagram under the username @catsandcontours)

Lots of love

Rhia xo

First Impression // ReviewΒ 

Hi Guys!

Todays post is a first impression friday! This is the first time i’ve used a pore stip and damn it had exciting results! I follow a pretty strict skin care routine (part one is in a post below here) and it never had occured to me to try one until I saw them in Boots today.  I popped in to get more makeup remover as I go through it like crazy (as is expected as I wear a lot of makeup) and it was another repurchase of the Garnier Micellar Water which is the best oil free makeup remover I have ever tried (and I’ve tried a lot!)

Whilst I was in Boots I picked up the Biore – ultra deep cleansing pore strips.  These are applied onto the face directly on slightly damp skin (after washing) and left to “set” for 10-15 minutes.   

I applied the strip to my face following instructions and left it for 15 minutes before peeling it off.  The results were instant blackhead/blocked pore removal and it was clear (by looking at the strip) that my skin wasn’t as clear as I thought it was! Don’t worry I won’t attach a picture of the strip!

  Have a lovely picture of my face with the pore strip on.  

I will definetly use the rest of the strips in the pack (it came with 6) and will be on the hunt for even more skincare products to try out!

I also found this super cute notepad whilst out shopping which I am going to use to plan new blog enteries in! πŸ™‚

Hope you all had a lovely friday! 


Rhia xo 

Day Out // Makeup of the Day

Hi Guys!

So something a little bit different today, I’m sharing my day with you as well as my MOTD.  Today was my husbands birthday so we went out for dinner at a restaurant near us called The Wollaton, the food was amazing and the service was perfect.  If anyone is in the Wollaton area of Nottingham I would thoroughly recommed going there as the food is phenominal.

  (Sorry for the non meat-eaters out there!!)

I wore a lovely dress from Elsies Attic which was lilac with birds all over it, along with a raspberry pink petticoat and heels in the same colour.  I actually just brought this for a friends wedding but I was so excited when it arrived today that I had to put it on straight away! πŸ™‚


Now for the MOTD bit of this post.  As it was Adams birthday today I gave him the choice in makeup and he chose blue (of course the colour that I have the least eyeshadows of!)

  •  Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime translucent setting powder
  • Brows – Stila Stay All Day 24hr Brow 
  • Eyeshadow – Naked 2 and MUA Blue Shadow
  • Eyeliner – Stila 24hr Waterproof eyeliner in Bora Bora and Lancome Artliner
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real
  • Lashes – Eylure Katy Perry Kapow and Duo Dark Lash Adhesive
  • Blush – Benefit Dandelion
  • Bronzer – Benefit Hoola
  • Highlighter – MUA Undressed
  • Lips – MAC Velvet Teddy and Wirl Lipliner

Next time I will go back to something I am more comfortable with as this is totally out of my comfort zone as I prefer neutrals and warmer toned looks.


Rhia xo

20 Relationship Questions // Me and my Husband

Hi Guys!

This is something different from usual, this is a question and answer that I found on Facebook.  My husband and I both asked eachother the same questions and wrote down the answers.


WITHOUT ANY prompting, ask your boyfriend/husband these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say.

1. What is something your wife always says to you? 


2. What makes your wife happy? 


3. What makes your wife sad? 

animals in pain

4. How does your wife make you laugh? 

she doesn’t (how rude!!)

5. What was your girlfriend like as a child?

Ginger and naughty

6. How old is your wife?


7. How tall is your wife?


8. What is her favorite thing to do? 

Watch Netflix

9. What does your wife do when you’re not around? 

Clean the house

10. If your wife becomes famous, what will it be for? 

This blog thing you do.

11. What is your wife really good at? 

cleaning and making sandwiches

12. What is your wife not very good at? 

League of Legends

13. What does your wife do for a job? 

Veterinary Nurse

14.What is your wifes favorite food? 

Pesto Pasta ❀

15.What makes you proud of your wife?

She works hard

16. If your wife were a character, who would she be? 

Narla from the Lion King

17. What do you and your wife do together?

Sit in the same room

18. How are you and your wife the same? 

We’re not

19. How are you and your wife different? 

She puts up with my bulls*!t

20. How do you know your wife loves you?

she tells me

Just to let people know, he is very sarcastic and loves me a lot really! πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed asking him the questions! πŸ™‚


Rhia xo 

Makeup of the Day // Winged Liner and Bold Lip

Hi Guys!

Sorry this isn’t a very interesting post today, I’m having a lovely day relaxing with my best friend Elle.  Tomorrows post is going to be more interested, I promise! ❀

Todays MOTD is a plain brownish creased eyeshadow with a winged liner and dark lips.

I’ve found a new way to do my liner with the lancome artliner and a brush which is amazing (although it takes a bit of time!)

  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime Translucent setting powder
  • Eyeshadow – Naked 3 palette, Dior silver eyeshadow for the inner corner
  • Eyeliner – Lancome Artliner in Black
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real
  • Lashes – Red Cherry WSP and Duo Lashglue in Dark
  • Blusher – Benefit Dandelion
  • Bronzer – Benefit Hoola
  • Highlighter – MUA Highlighter
  • Lips – Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft
  • Brows – MUA Brow mascara in Mid Brown (sorry they need waxing!)

Tomorrow i’m going to do a tutorial on winged liner so keep an eye out! πŸ™‚ 


Rhia xo

Makeup of the day // Review // ABH Liquid Lips and Lancome Artliner

Hi Guys!

Todays post is a bit of a MOTD and a bit of a review.  I’ve recently gotten the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Craft (which is just amazing!) and rediscovered an old eyeliner that I forgot I had brought a while ago now.  This means i’ll be doing a mini review on the new products in todays MOTD.

This look was for a meal out with the family to celebrate my Grandads birthday πŸ™‚

As I did such a bold lip I decided to pair it with a simple eye look (well simple for me) and this was the perfect chance to play with my new gel liner which is Artliner by Lancome.  I had the miniture pot of this a while ago from my momma and must have brought a full sized one before moving into my flat, so as I was doing a bit of clearing through my cupboards this weekend I found a full sized, brand new sealed one!  It comes in a pit and needs to be applied with an angled eyeliner brush.  The formulation is very creamy and a lot nicer to use compared to some other ones I have used (for example the maybelline gel liner).


  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Primer – L’Oreal Infallible Matte Primer
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime translucent setting powder
  • Brows – Benefit Browzings
  • Eyeshadows – Urban Decay Naked 2 and Mac Pigment in Museum Bronze
  • Eyeliner – Lancome Artliner in black, Natural Collection white eyeliner
  • Highlighter  – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real
  • Blush – Benefit Rockature
  • Bronzer – Benefit Hoola
  • Lipstick – Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft
  • Lashes – Red Cherry WSP

Tools – NARS Ita, Real Techniques Brushes and Beauty Blender.

My hair was styled with the NuMe reverse curling wand, set for 10minutes then brushed out to create a smoother and more natural wave (then hairsprayed within an inch of its life!).

Hope you are all having a lovely weeked, I sure am as i’ve got a week off starting now. πŸ™‚


Rhia xo

Review // Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Hi Guys!

SO today I got a parcel with a very exciting lipstick in which i’ve wanted for weeks.  It’s the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Craft.  

Starting with the name, I LOVE the name (especially because the movie the craft is just amazing!), the packaging is sleek and beautiful like all the ABH products and it feels nice to hold in your hand unlike some of the cheaper brands.

  The applicator is a large doe foot, this makes it a little hard to get a good straight lined lip without the use of a lip brush (which I didn’t have when I got my parcel) but it applies the product nicely and not too thickly.

  The swatch is very pigmented (this is just one swipe) but I did find that (even after 10 minutes of the product being on my hand)  it was matte but rubbing my finger slightly across it made the swatch smudge like crazy.

  On the lips swatch, sorry for the lack of face, I wasn’t wearing any makeup as i’d just got out of the operating theatre at work (hence my pink scrubs)  and didn’t feel too attractive with my swollen face.

Sorry for being MIA this week, next week i’m off work so I will have lots of time to blog! πŸ™‚

 My life at the moment – anadin for my wisdom teeth and my textbooks as revision for my exams in 5 weeks. 

Rhia xo

My morning skincare routine! // Including MOTD

Hi Guys!

Sorry that posts have been one every other day instead of every day, i’ve got my wisdom teeth coming through at the moment and they’re torture! (if anyone has any remedies for tooth ache i’m all ears!) ❀

Anyway this blog post is about my skin care routine and what products I use in the morning.
As soon as I wake up in the morning I go and brush my teeth, I know a lot of people usually eat breakfast first but I never eat breakfast so I go and do that.  Then I go and sit at my vanity table which is in my bedroom.  

 The first product I use is the garnier micellar water for combination skin, this is a clenser which is very kind to the skin and eyes so it is great for a quick freshen up inthe morning.  As I have a seperate routine for the evening (to be on the blog soon!) all of my makeup is already removed from the day before but I feel like it really refreshes my face and begins to wake me up.  (sorry about the image blurriness, i’m pretty sure it wasn’t blurry on my phone!)

Next I use a hydrating toner by Lancome to wake me up a bit more and to tone my face.  This toner is a little bit stronger than tyhe micellar water but I find that it is really helpful to tone my face twice daily.


After toning I then moisturise, I use the lancome hydrazen moisturiser (I have already mentioned in a previous post that I have a lot of sample pots of this!) all over my face and neck, I always apply the moisturiser all the way down my neck as I have quite dry skin there and I find that my foundation really clings to it if I miss this step.  Finally I apply the soap and glory make yourself youthful eye cream under my eyes.  I don’t have any eye bags just yet but it doesn’t hurt to start early πŸ˜‰ 

After all of this (I promise it’s much quicker when I’m doing it) I then go on to do my makeup!

Heres my MOTD picture, just a quick one from yesterday as my face is super swollen from my wisdom teeth 😦

Hope you are all having a great monday!


Rhia xo


About Me // 25 Questions Tag

25 Get to Know Me Q’s
1. What is your middle name?: Georgia, I quite like it despite struggling to spell it when I was growing up!

2. What was favourite subject at school?: I loved English Literature and Science. I love curling up with a good book and I love veterinary science (in particular anatomy and physiology)

3. What is your favourite drink?: I have a slight addiction to Iced Tea at the moment, in particular Peach flavour. Other than that you can’t beat a good cup of tea.

4. What is your favourite song at the moment?: I don’t have a favourite song at the moment but I listen to anything that plays on the radio.

5. What is your favourite food?: Well, my favourite dinner is green pesto pasta made by my mummy because it’s just so yummy and tasty (I can never make it the same!) but single item of food has to be bagels as they’re so versatile. 

6. What is the last thing you bought?: The last thing I bought was a can of Rubicon Guava from the shop next to work as I was dying for a drink whilst at work.

7. Favourite book of all time?: Any of the Harry Potter books, no matter how many times I have read them they never cease to amaze me. I also listen to the audio books to help me sleep and unwind in the evenings.

8. Favourite Colour?: My favourite colour of all time is Pink, obnoxious bright pink! If it’s a colour to wear, always black

9. Do you have any pets?: I have four cats; Jasper, Hektor, Rufus and Apollo. Incase you’ve forgotten what they look like from their introduction post, here’s a picture

10. Favourite Perfume?: My favourite perfume is by Katy Perry and it’s called Meow, they don’t make it anymore unfortunately but every time I see a bottle I have to buy it as it is my signature scent!

11. Favourite Time of the year?: I love autumn/winter when it’s just getting nippy enough to wear a coat! πŸ™‚

12. Are you married? Yes! Me and my husband Adam got married in September last year.

13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?: I have been out of the country quite a few times as a child on holidays with my parents, my favourite times were to America!

14. Do you speak any other language?: I only speak English fluently, which is pretty typical of an English citizen. I know basic French and Spanish from school though.

15. How many siblings do you have?: I have a younger sister who is 19.

16. What is your favorite shop?: My favorite shop is probably Boots as there is so many makeup and beauty products to look at.

17. Favorite restaurant?: My favorite restaurant has to be Bella Italia, I love Italian food and I’ve never had a bad meal there.

18. When was the last time you cried?: Hmm, not sure!

19. Favourite Blog?: I am quite new to the blogging scene so I haven’t really looked enough at any to get a favourite! 

20. Favourite Movie?: ANY OF THE HARRY POTTER FILMS ❀

21. Favourite TV shows?: I am much more of a tv show person than a movie person. I have a lot of favourite tv shows and these are in no particular order: Ru Pauls Drag Race, American Horror Story, Criminal Minds, American Dad, The Big Bang Theory, Orange Is The New Black… I could go on forever to be honest!

22. PC or Mac?: iPad at the moment as my laptop is poorly.

23. What phone do you have?: I have a LG G3

24. How tall are you?: 5’4β€³

25. Can you cook?: Yes, I really like to cook but most of the time i’m too tired to cook once i’ve worked all day.

Hope you enjoyed this post, feel free to tag me in any that you do, I would love to read your responses and i’m looking for new blogs to follow! πŸ™‚

I promise i’ll do a MOTD soon, work has been hectic this week! ❀

Rhia xo