Intu Bloggers Event // December 2016

Hi All,

I hope you are well! I’ve just handed in my final two assignments for my course and my final written exam is next week – I finally feel like it’s coming to the end!

Today’s post is going to about the other day (Monday to be exact) where Intu Victoria Centre held a Christmas bloggers event.

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I had a fantastic time and saw some lovely friendly faces.

Firstly we were greeted with a super tasty cocktail from Thaikhun (which is my favourite restaurant EVER) and seated in an area in the upper mall.

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We were then introduced to a company called supersuper which had Christmas jumper crafting for us to do – Check them out here!

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We also had some beyond awesome “Froyo” from the Sloane Brothers who have a little stall downstairs.

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Overall I had a great evening, there was an option to go play a game on the HTC Vive VR Headset about decorating a Christmas tree but I had work early the following morning so opted for an early night.

At the end of the evening, we were given a generous goodie bag, full of samples – my personal favourite of these was the Charlotte Tilbury perfume!

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Hope you are all having a great week

Love

Rhia xo

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Limecrime and Zoeva // Cult Product Haul

Hi Guys,

Sorry for the gap of a week, I’ve got three assignments due in all at the same time and it’s getting pretty intense!  This post is a mini haul of two products – not really a haul but still!

I purchased both these products from Love Makeup this Monday and they arrived yesterday – super speedy even with basic postage!

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Lime Crime Diamond Crushers – Choke

This is such a beautiful lipstick, technically a lip topper.  I’ve had my eye on this product since they were first sneaked by Lime Crime and I had to pick up the shade Choke first (I’m totally going to get more though!).  It’s a white glitter with a pink and blue shift which looks totally stunning on its own on the lips or on the top of another product.  This can also be used as a highlight, on the eyelids or to completely cover your face in! watch out work Christmas party ^.^  The packaging is stunning and feels sturdy as its got some weight to it.  It’s hard to get a picture of the shade so I recommend looking at the Lime Crime website to watch the videos on each of the shades before purchasing just so you can see the different shade shifts.

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Zoeva En Taupe Palette.

This palette I picked up on a whim as it was in my recommended, retailing at a tiny £18 I thought I’d give it a go! The shadows shimmer shadows are creamy and pigmented and the matte shadows are lovely but a tiny bit chalky.  The colours are perfect for me and I can see this becoming a staple in my collection.

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Sorry for the short post, I’ll be back at normal blogging speed next Wednesday after my submission date I promise.

Love

Rhia xo

img-20161129-wa0006.jpgHere’s a picture of Hektor giving me the side eye because I’m writing a blog post instead of doing my work!

 

Tag // How much does my face cost?

Hi Guys!

Today’s post is inspired by the lovely Kittylovesblog when she tagged me in her post.  As you can read in the title, this post is going to be about “How much does my face cost?” starting from the base all the way to setting spray.

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I was very curious how much mine would come to considering I do my face almost every day with these products.

A Grand Total of: £379.16

I’m going to say I’m a little shocked by the amount but I think that a lot of these products do last me around a year (if not more).

I challenge The Rose Beauty Files and Itsneecola to do the same!

Love

Rhia xo

I’m BACK! // A Few Makeup Looks!

Hi Guys!!

I’m BACK! I’ve taken a short break from this blog to have a bit of breathing space to myself, but I’m feeling on top of the world now and I’m planning on setting a proper schedule for blogging, I plan on blogging every Saturday and Tuesday and will be making sure that I’ve got lots of stuff lined up for you in the future 🙂

I’ve not been wearing as much makeup recently as I’ve been trying to give my skin a bit of a break.  I’ve been off work this week with a bad back so I’ve not been able to sit upright at my desk so I have a selection of looks from the last couple of weeks for you.

One exciting new product that i’m REALLY excited about doing a review for you for is the Anastasia Beverly Hill Dipbrow (in the shade auburn) along with the number 7 brush, (another in the series of cult beauty products) which I will be writing tomorrow.

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Below is a selection of looks that I’ve done the past few weeks 😀

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And now for the obligatory cat pictures! (Thank you to my darling husband for these photos!)

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Makeup of The Day // New Foundation!

Hi Guys,

Another apology is due, I’ve been super busy at work recently but I’m here this weekend!  This is going to be my first impression on a foundation that I’ve had in my draws for a while but haven’t used.  It’s the Benefit Better Than BB cream.  I have it in the shade 01 fair (naturally as I’m pale as a ghost).  The coverage is very light being a BB cream but still covers up the majority of big imperfections.  I’m enjoying using this foundation as I’m finding the weather a little too hot for my double wear.

The foundation goes on as a cream but then turns to a light powder on the skin so doesn’t need much setting, I just set it with some Mac Prep and Prime translucent setting powder in my T zone as I’m oily. 

  
Sorry for my eyebrows… I’m getting them done this week hopefully if my eyebrow stylist can get me in! 🙂 

This is a very simple look using the Naked 3 palette as I’m stuck on the sofa with a pulled back today but wanted to get ready to make myself feel a bit better 🙂 

  
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and wherever you are it is sunny and bright! 

  
Love

Rhia xo

Sexy Mother Pucker // Review // MOTD and my first MUA experience?!

Hi Guys!!

So some good news first! I will be able to post much more now as I don’t have to revise anymore… I PASSED MY EXAM! Which means onwards and upwards to the second year 😀

This post is going to be a few different things in one, a MOTD that I did on Thursday, a review on a new lip gloss I got on Thursday and also a sneak preview into my first MUA experience which I’m going to do a whole post about a little later on.

Starting off with the review.  My lovely husband got me a lip gloss on Thursday which is the Soap and Glory’s “Sexy Mother Pucker” in the shade “Pink Apricot” (here)

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I’m not one for lip glosses but I was super curious about this as it’s made by Soap and Glory as I love their products.  The colour is very translucent on the lips and gives a wash of a pinky-peach, If I was to wear this out I would pair it with a lipstick underneath.  The swatches below are without any other lip products on.

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I found that the product did “plump” my lips as described but not a great deal.  The stinging isn’t unpleasant more of a tingling unlike some other products that claim to do the same “plumping” action.

Overall this is a nice lip gloss and I will definitely be trying it out with some other lipsticks underneath in the weeks to come.

The second part of this post is my MOTD,  I went for a very glittery-shimmery look compared to my usual matte preference but I decided I wanted something with the wow factor for the day of my exam to make me feel better.

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  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Doublewear
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime translucent setting powder
  • Bronzer – Benefit Perfect 10 and Hoola
  • Blush – Clinique Pink Love
  • Highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
  • Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Naked 2, Mac Pigment in Frost, Mac Glitter in Reflects Gold and MUA Pressed Eyeshadow in Oyster.
  • Eyeliner – Benefit They’re Real Eyeliner in black and Benefit BadGal Eyeliner in Black
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real Mascara in Black
  • Eyebrows – Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour in Light
  • Lashes – Red Cherry WSP and Duo Dark Lash Adhesive
  • Lips – Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Pink Apricot

I hope you enjoy this makeup look, it’s quite bold for the every day but paired with a nude lip I think it makes it wearable in the day time.

Finally a sneak peek of my first MUA experience, one of my beautiful best friends asked me to do the makeup for her wedding, here’s a quick photo of the blushing bride (*hint* to the colours we used)

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I can’t wait to see some more photos of her as I didn’t manage to get any on the day myself as I had a phone malfunction!

Hope you enjoyed this post and you are all having a great weekend.

Love

Rhia xo

Exciting News! // 100 Followers!

Hi Guys!

So this is just a quick post as it’s totally my bed time now! Last night we hit 100 followers (107 now!!) and I couldn’t have done it without every single one of you!
  

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to every single one of you who bothered to hit the little subscribe button, you’re making my dream come true!

Don’t forget to enter my competition for the Mac Viva Glam V lipstick! http://wp.me/p6dis1-4h

  
Bonus cat picture from Google!!

Love

Rhia xo

My Product Wishlist // July 2015

Hi Guys!

I thought i’d do a different type of post today, this is my product wishlist for July 2015 🙂

The first item is a mascara, the Benefit Roller Lash (here).

I’ve gotten to the bottom of my trusty they’re real mascara by benefit which has been my favorite since I first purchased it, I’ve really wanted to try this one for a while now as the reviews are amazing!

Next is an eyeshadow palette, the Smashbox Travel Size Full Exposure Palette. (here!)

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Eyeshadow Palette

I’ve never tried any of the Smashbox eyeshadows but this one looks like it ticks all the right boxes for me! A bit of shimmer, a bit of glitter and most importantly… MATTE shadows.  I love the Naked Palettes by Urban Decay but they need more matte shadows for sure!

The next product is another version of one i’ve got, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal. (here)

I’ve already got this product in the Moonstone shade which is the most gorgeous colour but I’d love the have the Opal (and all the rest of them!!) because it just looks stunning on every shade of skin tone.

This next item is the one I want the most… the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette (here)

As you may have gathered, I love matte eyeshadow shades… and to make a whole palette of them, well it gets me very excited!!!! I love how there is a whole range of different colours in all different undertone to suit so many different looks.

Finally is an item rather than a product – Two Easy Lash Applicator (here)

I’ve never been one for applying falsies with anything but my fingers but these look like they would be a help opposed to a hinderance.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post, I left out most of my wants as the list would be waaaay too long!

Are there any of these products that people already own and have an opinion on?

Love

Rhia xo

p.s None of the images are mine, they’re off the websites for the products 🙂

Makeup of the Day // Dark Glittery Eye

Hi Guys!

I know it’s been a while since I posted one of these but at the moment my phone is broken (boohoo!) so the phone i’m using currently is terrible for selfies!

Today’s makeup look is cool toned eyeshadow look with a pop of golden glitter.

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  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Primer – L’Oreal Infallible Matte Primer and Smashbox Photofinish Primer Water
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear
  • Bronzer – Benefit Perfect 10 and Benefit Hoola
  • Blush – Benefit Dandelion
  • Highligher – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone and MUA Undressed Highlighter (never enough highlight!)
  • Eyeshadows – Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, MAC Reflects Gold Glitter, MAC Frost Pigment and MAC Painterly Paintpot
  • Eyeliner – Benefit BAD GAL eyeliner, Maybelline Express Liner and Lancome Art Liner
  • Mascara – MAC Studio Sculpt Lash and Benefit they’re real
  • Lashes – DUO dark lash adhesive and Red Cherry WSP lashes
  • Brows – MUA Brow Mascara in Midbrown
  • Lips – MAC Whirl liner and MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

This look is inspired by me finding my MAC reflects gold glitter recently at the back of my draws as I wanted to try it out with a darker makeup look.  I also did a makeup trial on one of my gorgeous friends for her wedding next week which was really exciting!!

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Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Again sorry for the picture quality! 😦

Love

Rhia xo

Vegan Beauty Products // Lush Products! 

Hi Guys!

Todays post is a little review on a few Lush products that i’ve either had a little while or gotten recently, the one that i’ve had a while is the Mask of Magnaminty which is one of my favorite products from lush as you’ll see below! 

As most people know Lush does a lot of amazing projects for the community and enviroment, one of these is that they have a zero tollerance on Animal Testing and most of their products are vegan friendly.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway that i’m currently running for a Mac Lipstick! 

CLICK HERE – >>>>>     a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Anyway lets get started with the reviews:

  
Jason and the Argon Oil – Shampoo Bar

I love shampoo bars from lush, they are so easy to use, don’t take up much storage and they last for up to 80 washes! This is the 2nd Shampoo bar that i’ve tried from Lush and it’s my favorite for sure! It smells lovely and because it is infused with Argon Oil – it makes you hair feel lovely and soft for days after.

  
Mask of Magnaminty – Face and Body Mask

This is a repurchase of mine – as you can see there isn’t much left in this pot and i’ve been scraping around the bottom trying to get the last bit out before I wash my pot out.  I use this mask once a week to keep ontop of the nasty face demons (spots and blemishes) that plague my skin! It’s such a refreshing scent (you can probably guess it’s minty!) and really wakes you up in the morning.  As it is suitable for the body, if you get any back achne etc it would probably help! 🙂 

  
Karma Kream – Hand and Body Lotion

This is a really amazing product for me, as a Veterinary Nurse I am always using my hands for work which means that I’m having to wash them every 10minutes or more.  This smells gorgeous and it lasts on the skin rather than just vanishing as soon as you rub it in.  I’ve noticed a massive difference in my hands the past week that i’ve been using it and really recommend it to anyone who works with their hands.

  
Dark Angels – Face Mask

This facemask is very exfoliating, I do not recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin! I however do not have sensitive skin and love a good exfoliator which I can feel working right down into my pores!  This is a black putty which you add water to to make it into a paste to put onto the face.  I use this once a week in the shower (it’s very messy!!!) and love the way that it makes my skin feel.  

  
Love – Soap

Finally is this bar of soap I got on Saturday (ft. in the haul below)  This smells just like the fizzbanger bath bomb and is lovely! I’m too scared to use this yet as I don’t really want to rub off the glitter (and I want it to still look pretty!) “In 76 countries it is a crime to be gay.  In 10 countries it can cost you your life” this is taken from the Lush Nottingham page.  100% of the proceeds from this soap go towards LGBTQ Communities all around the world to help fight the stigma and hate associated with being ‘gay’.

  
I hope you enjoyed todays post on my Lush products that i’m currently using, have a bonus kitten from work yesterday! He’s called Harry and is being fostered by one of our other nurses Lucy as they were dumped at only a few weeks old.  She’s doing an amazing job and they are turning into right sweetie pies!! (SO hard to resist!!!)

Love

Rhia xo