Sunday, 2 August 2015

Goodbye... For now


I have been contemplating writing this blog post for a good couple of months now. As you can see since Christmas I have hardly posted any new posts on my blog and have struggled to even find the time to write one post per week. In June I decided to take a little break from blogging, hopefully to come back after a couple of months.
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Monday, 8 June 2015

Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner

Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner RRP £5.49
Long time no speak eh? I have been so busy over the last couple of weeks that when I have finally sat down to do some blogging I haven't had the brain power or motivation to write anything. I think sometimes it's nice to have a little break every once in a while so we can get back on track and get our momentum going again!
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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Roger & Gallet Hand & Nail Balms

Roger & Gallet Hand & Nail Balms Fleur de Figuier & Bienfaits. RRP £6.00*
Roger & Gallet is a brand I have heard so much about but I haven't tried out any of their products until now. They have added two new handbag sized Hand & Nail Balms to their hand and nail hydration collection - Fleur de Figuier & Bienfaits.
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Kiss Cosmetics Beyond Limitations Mascara

Kiss Cosmetics Beyond Limitations Mascara Review UK Beauty Blog
Kiss Cosmetics Beyond Limitations Mascara* RRP £9.00
If you have never heard of Kiss Cosmetics before, they are a new UK based makeup brand that are focused on providing affordable and excellent quality cruelty-free cosmetics.
Kiss have already launched 4 amazing products and I'm so excited to be trying out their Mascara before its release on the 28th of May.
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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Hello Summer Glow


Finally, we have had some gorgeous warm spring weather over the last couple of weeks (even though it's pouring with rain today) and it's time to wave goodbye to our winter white skin and say hello to a gorgeous summer glow!
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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Nivea Micellar Cleansing Water

Nivea Micellar Cleansing Water Review Ohh So Glam Blog
Nivea Micellar Cleansing Water RRP £3.00
For over the last year I have been using micellar cleansing water to remove my makeup and have probably tried out the majority of cleansing waters available. My favourite of them all so far has to be Garnier's Micellar Cleaning Water, until now...
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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Pro Formula Radiance Face Mask

Pro Formula Radiance Face Mask - RRP £1.00 Tesco
Over the last couple of months my skin has become horrendous! Usually I have quite normal-dry skin but lately my skin has been super dry yet I have had some pesky spots keep appearing on my chin!
Peel-off face masks are my favourite as they are mess free and pretty fun to peel off your face.
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Friday, 1 May 2015

Eye Of Horus Brow Define

Eye of Horus Brow Define in Husk - RRP £15.00*
If you have never heard of Eye of Horus before, they are an Australian Makeup brand that have an award winning range of eye products that are wax and oil based, paraben-free, so they are great for sensitive eyes like mine! One my favourite products, Liquid Define, became a finalist in the 2014 Beauty Shortlist Awards in the 'Best Eye Liner' category. 
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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

NYX Butter Glosses | Fortune Cookie & Maple Blondie

NYX Butter Glosses - Fortune Cookie & Maple Blondie. RRP £5.00*
NYX has to be one of my favourite brands. I just wish they were available in Boots or Superdrug rather than having to buy online, but yet again maybe that's a good thing for my bank balance!
Their lip creams have to be one of my favourites so I knew their butter glosses wouldn't disappoint.
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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Another Day, Another Dupe! Makeup Revolution I ♡ Obsession Palettes

Makeup Revolution I heart Makeup I heart Obsession Palette Review Paris & Born to Die
Makeup Revolution I ♡ Obsession Palettes RRP £3.99*
Never mind I ♡ Makeup, I LOVE Makeup Revolution. They are the Queen of dupes and they have now added 5 limited edition eyeshadow palettes to their I ♡ Makeup Collection.
The I ♡ Obsession Palettes are very similar to Stila's Eyes are the Window palettes yet they cost a fraction of the price.
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Monday, 20 April 2015

My Top 5 Spring/Summer Lipsticks

Spring/Summer Lipsticks 2015, Review, Swatches

Following on from my Top 5 Spring/Summer Nail Polishes blog post, I thought it would be rude not to share my favourite lipsticks that I will be sporting this Spring/Summer as my lipstick collection is gradually growing bigger than my nail polish collection!

Here are my top picks...
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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Summer Blushes from NYX

NYX Blush Mocha & Pinched* RRP £6.00
Summer is on its way and how cute are these blushes from NYX? During the Spring/Summer months it's nice to add a pop of colour onto your cheeks and the two shades I'm loving this season is Mocha and Pinched.
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Friday, 10 April 2015

Jelly Belly Lip Balms

Jelly Belly Lip Balms - Very Cherry & Coconut. RRP £2.50*.
No matter what time of the year it is, my lips are always dry. In the winter months they are super dry that I use a lip scrub and my Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Balm but in the Spring/Summer they are mainly dry because they are dehydrated.
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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Makeup Revolution Salvation Intense Lip Lacquers

Makeup Revolution Salvation Intense Lip Lacquers Review Swatches Depravity Rebel Paparazzi Barely There
Makeup Revolution Salvation Intense Lip Lacquers RRP £3.00*.
Makeup Revolution is gradually starting to take over my makeup collection. Not only is their makeup inexpensive, it is also excellent quality too.
Over the last couple of months I have been trying out some of the new shades that have been added to the Intense Lip Lacquers Collection. Depravity, Paparazzi, Rebel & Barely There.
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Monday, 6 April 2015

MAC Pure Zen


I have been a little quiet over the last week on my blog as on my birthday evening I started to come down with a cold so I have been rather busy feeling sorry for myself! Thankfully I'm feeling much better now so I can indulge in an Easter egg or two!
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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

In the words of will.i.am... IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!


Now is the time for me to change that number in my bio from 26 to 27 **cries**. I guess the countdown to 30 has now begun!
As it's my birthday I thought I would do a quick outfit post as I'm off shopping with my little girl today plus I'm loving my new dress from H&M that I picked up after I attended the intu colours fashion event.
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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Lavender Hair ♡

Lavender Hair Blog Purple Hair
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Friday, 27 March 2015

BD Trade Secrets Flawless Primer

BD Trade Secrets Tesco Flawless Primer Review
BD Trade Secrets Flawless Primer. RRP £9.99
Following on from my L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation Review I mentioned my new favourite primer, BD Trade Secrets Flawless Primer*. BD Trade Secrets is exclusive to Tesco, so you can shop their amazing beauty range while on your weekly grocery shop!
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Thursday, 26 March 2015

New Favourite | L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte

Loreal Infallible 24 Matte Foundation Review Photo
L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte RRP £7.99
I'm a nightmare when it comes to trying out a new foundation. When it comes to drugstore foundations I usually stick to my favourites, but as soon as I saw the advert for the new Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation I literally dashed out the next day to purchase it.
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

My Top 5 Spring/Summer Nail Polishes


Spring is here! Time to put away those dark nail polishes and bring out your fake tan and pastel shades. I absolutely love the spring, the weather starts to warm up and we can start to prepare for pretty summer dresses and open toe sandals.
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Saturday, 21 March 2015

intu Merry Hill SS15 VIP Fashion Event

Image credit: Cotswold Allure
This week I was extremely fortunate to be invited to the intu Merry Hill Press & Blogger VIP Fashion Event, showcasing the latest Spring/Summer 2015 trends from 7 different retailers. Below are images I snapped of all of the gorgeous outfits from the event, all styled by fashion stylist, Lola Royle. So be warned, this post is 'photo heavy'.
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Friday, 20 March 2015

TGIF | Broadway Impress Press-on Manicure


Thank God it's FRIDAY! What better way to get in the mood for the weekend than with these TGIF falsies by Broadway Nails.
I'm an avid wearer of false nails and always apply them myself. While having a rummage through my nail polish collection to pick which colour to wear for the weekend, I noticed these press-on manicure nails that I received over a year ago from a blogger event and thought I would give them a try. Plus I thought the TGIF design was fitting too.
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

BD Trade Secrets | Velvet Cream Lipstick


BD was first launched in 1998 and over the last 16 years has grown from strength to strength, being recognised for its quality principles. With technology consistently evolving and innovation advancing, BD Trade Secrets has been taken to the next level...
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Sunday, 15 March 2015

My Dressing Table & Makeup Storage


When I ask on my blog or twitter what blog posts you would like to see, I always get requests for my dressing table and makeup storage. I've had my Ikea Malm dressing table for a while now and brought some handy storage inserts about a week after I purchased the dressing table but it has taken just over a year, and me moving house for me to actually put the inserts in the draw and sort my makeup! I also used to have a boring black chair at my dressing table but since moving house I have changed it for the Ikea Adde Chair which is a simple white and also a bargain at £10.
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Friday, 13 March 2015

DUPE ALERT! Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Palette


Hi Everyone... I'm Back!!
If you are a loyal reader of my blog you will know that I've recently moved into my new house and decided to take a short break while I got everything sorted and got my new home looking exactly how I want it.
Now all the meyhem is over, I'm finally back, and even though I only had 2 weeks away from blogging it all feels so new and very strange to get back into!
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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Making A House A Home For Less by Emma - Harmony Blaze


So as Sarah is currently moving home and because I've been giving mine a little TLC of late as well I thought I would do a little post on how to make your house a home without breaking the bank. 

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Guest Post | 30 Things I Learnt from Living in Paris by Katie - La Coco Noire

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Hello, I’m Katie and I blog away at La Coco Noire. In 2013, I upped and moved to Paris with my boyfriend. It was a total whirlwind of emotions - difficult at times, tiring, stressful and patience testing (French bureaucracy I’m looking single-handedly at you) but I can wholeheartedly say that 95% of the time it was totally and utterly breath taking…and I’m not just talking about the five flights of stairs up to our apartment either. Yep, I’m serious – five flights and no elevator (which, in hindsight, was a total blessing in disguise considering my daily macaroon intake – exercise was definitely needed!)    
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Friday, 27 February 2015

Guest Post | Makeup Revolution Matte Brights Review by Diary of a Beauty Padawan

Neutral colours: whether shimmery or matte, they're pretty nice, but sometimes you want something that's a little less Meghan Trainor and a little more Lady Gaga. Unfortunately for some, many of the bright, bold colours out there are metallic or glittery, which might not be your forte.

That's where this palette comes in.


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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Be Right Back...

Image Credit: Link Edited by Me.

Hi Lovelies.
If you follow me on Twitter you will probably know I have been rather busy lately. We are also in the process of moving house this weekend so having to pack everything and get everything ready for our new house has left me with virtually zero time for myself let alone to blog.
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Monthly Advertiser | Crazy Stupid Jazz




Hi all! I am Jazmine from sunny old North Wales in the UK. I am 25 years old, do not let that fool you, you may think I am highly sophisticated and like a grown up, I am not, mentally I still feel about 16! In my normal every day life I work as an Optical Consultant, which is just a posh way of saying I order and fix glasses for a living. Obviously there is much more to my job but that is pretty much it in a nutshell.
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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Monthly Advertiser | The Wanderlust Scout


Hi, my name is Lucy and I am a wanderlusting wordsmith and the editor at The Wanderlust Scout - a blog dedicated to scouting the world for the best in travel. The site is a being set up to be a treasure trove of travel articles that house everything from hotel and restaurant reviews, travel journals and ‘my London life’, how to move countries, the best airlines for all budgets, travel inspiration, travel style and all my (and my contributors) travel experiences. It doesn’t beat around the bush - it gets to the nitty gritty, and does so with as much humour as possible... Cause, #YOLO!
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

First Look | Benefit Roller Lash Mascara


Hi Everyone. Hope you are all having a lovely week so far, Sorry I have been AWOL over the last week on my blog and on Twitter but we have been busy house hunting and fingers crossed we have found a new house that we love. The last week has been super stressful sorting everything out, and when I finally had chance to put my feet up, I had zero brain power left to do any blogging!!
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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Monthly Advertiser | Just Ems


Hi I'm Emma, a 32 year old red-head from Southampton UK and like most girls, I have struggled with my weight and relationship with food for my entire teenage and adult life. For years I have obsessed about my weight and my looks and allowed it to define my own self worth, constantly comparing myself to others and feeling that unless I was thin and beautiful, then I didn't deserve happiness. The thing is I love food and as I got older, I loved to eat out and enjoy the company of my friends and family at a good restaurant, accompanied by a few drinks as well!
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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Monthly Advertisers | February

Hi Lovelies. Can you believe we are into February already? At least that means we are getting closer to Spring and hopefully some warmer weather! Here are my lovely advertisers for February... Keep on reading to find out a little more about them and also look out for my gold advertisers personal blog posts during February.


Gold Advertiser - The Wonderlust Scout.




The Wanderlust Scout is a travel blog dedicated to scouting the world for the best in travel. The blog was founded as a means of quenching Lucy’s wanderlust, and to document her travels as she moved from Australia to London. 
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Friday, 30 January 2015

NYX Super FAT Eye Marker

NYX Super Fat Eye Marker
NYX Super FAT Eye Marker RRP £9.50*
Felt liners make life much easier when trying to achieve the perfect feline flick. Over the last year I have gone off felt liners as they only seem to last me 2-3 weeks before they start drying out, but after seeing so many positive reviews on the NYX fat & skinny eye markers, I had to try one of them out for myself.
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection

Models Own Chrome Collection RRP £4.99*
So we are just over a couple of weeks into 2015 and Models Own are already launching their first collection of the year - The Colour Chrome Collection.
First of all how gorgeous are these bottles? I like to keep a couple of my 'favourite looking' nail polishes on my dressing table and these beauties more than deserve a spot on there!
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Monday, 26 January 2015

W7 Cosmetics Surprise Beauty Box

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

NYX Cosmetics | Love in Paris Palette

NYX Love in Paris - A La Mode RRP £10.00*
NYX Cosmetics is a brand I absolutely love. Their Lip Creams are a huge favourite of mine and I was super excited when this cute eye shadow palette landed on my doorstep!
The Love in Paris Palette is available in 12 different colour selections, and in each they have 9 super-pigmented shades. Its packaging is simple and compact so you can easily fit it into your makeup bag, and I think the bow closure is super cute!
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Saturday, 17 January 2015

My Current Favourite Foundations


On of my top makeup products that I couldn't live without is my foundation. It hides a multitude of sins and leaves you with a flawless finish... What more could a girl ask for. I'm not usually one to have tonnes of base products but thought I would share some of my all time favourite foundations.
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Friday, 16 January 2015

3 Year Blogaversary | Plus Urban Decay Naked Palette Giveaway

Image - We Heart It.
Ohh So Glam is 3! Where has the time gone? It only seems like yesterday since I was thinking of different names for my blog and who'd of thought that I would still be here 3 years later rambling away!
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Monday, 12 January 2015

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette | All About Pink


Makeup Revolution is gradually starting to takeover my makeup collection. Every product I have tried from this brand I have loved (but I must say I'm not a great fan of their concealer as it is quite runny). If you haven't heard of Makeup Revolution before, they are a drugstore brand available in Superdrug stores nationwide and also online. Their product range starts at a bargain of £1 and as their prices are more affordable, doesn't mean they lack in quality.

The All About Pink Blush Palette is my latest addition to my Makeup Revolution Collection. It contains 8 stunning shades which include a mixture of matte, shimmer and baked merged powders. The 2 shades to the far right I like to use for highlighting and the gorgeous pink blush shades might look pretty scary as they are highly pigmented, but use a light hand with your favourite blush brush to add a pop of colour to your cheeks.
Sometimes if the blush looks a little bright or I've applied too much, I will gently go over with any product that's remaining on my foundation brush.

If 8 stunning blush shades wasn't enough, they also come in a sleek black case with a full size mirror inside.

I really must sort out my Malm dressing table this week as I just have all of my makeup thrown in the draw, and in summer last year I purchased some storage compartments for inside and I still haven't sorted them out. I guess one of my new years resolutions could be to sort out my makeup draw!!

The All About Pink Blush Palette retails at £6.00 and is available from Superdrug and MakeupRevolutionStore.com

What do you think of this blush palette? Are you a fan of Makeup Revolution products?




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Sunday, 4 January 2015

International Beauty Swap | Sign-up Here!


A couple of years ago when I first started blogging I did a UK Beauty Swap and it's a great way to meet other bloggers and to also try out products that you may not of tried or heard of before.
I thought I would put together my own International Beauty Swap so bloggers from across the pond can share their beauty favourites. If you would like to join in then please read below...

1. If you would like to take part then please leave a comment below with your email, blog url and twitter username. If you could also let me know if you prefer a UK only, International beauty swap or if you are happy with either. Also please state the country you are from too. Your chance to sign up ends Saturday 24th January 23.59 GMT.

2. The following day I will then pair two bloggers together and email/tweet you both so you can find out more about each other. This is a great time to find out their favourite lip colour, skin type etc so you can pick the perfect products that your swapping partner will love.

3. In terms of budget, I would say £15-£20 (or equivalent in your local currency) but you and your swap partner can decide on more or less depending on your budgets.

4. Once you have both shopped for your goodies, arrange a date when you will both post then you should receive you swap items at the same time. Please post via Royal Mail signed for or special delivery and remember to keep your proof of postage. Also check what you can/can't send to international countries before posting.

5. Finally, enjoy your goodies from your swap partner and don't forget to blog about them and your experience too. If you would like to email/tweet me with all of your links to your blog posts then I will link these all in my own beauty swap blog post.

Please note: All bloggers must be 16 years or over. I'm only here to help organise your swaps and I'm not liable for any missing/unsent parcels. If you ever have any queries you can drop me an email.

So if you want to take part just leave your email, twitter username, blog url plus UK only, International or no preference in the comments below. Also please state the country you are from too.



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Saturday, 3 January 2015

L'Oreal Color Riche Barely Peach by Julianne Moore


Happy new year everyone! Did you all have a lovely Christmas?
In November I featured L'Oreal's Julianne's Nude lipstick in my monthly favourites. I have completely fell in love with this lipstick after purchasing it on the off chance! Boots had a 3 for 2 on L'Oreal products and I was looking for a 3rd product that I could get for free, when the L'Oreal makeup assistant said I should try out Barely Peach by Julianne Moore.

This lipstick is a pretty nude pink shade and is similar in colour to MAC's Creme Cup (see above swatches) apart from Creme Cup has a slight blue undertone to it. Julianne's nude is also creamy in texture and doesn't dry out on your lips. It is a perfect everyday colour and I repurchased it in December as I have been loving it so much.

In the L'Oreal Color Riche Exclusive Nudes there are 6 shades in total so you can find the perfect nude for your complexion.

Have you tried any of L'Oreal's exclusive nudes? What's your favourite nude lipstick? 


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