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Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Chanel Lipstick
Chanel packaging
Chanel La Diva
Chanel La Diva swatch

My first Chanel.

The perfect cure for a gloomy rainy day, this matte shocking pink lipstick is by far the prettiest lipstick I own. The Chanel packaging is lovely and something that I can keep on display and treasure.

This cool, flamingo pink colour is great to wear either with a cosy grey jumper, black leggings and hair thrown up into a ponytail or paired with a lbd for an evening out. Being matte on the lips means that although it's bright, it's still very wearable.

This lasted a good 5-6 hours on my lips and when it faded it left a pretty pink stain. I'm really impressed with the formulation, it felt creamy on my lips and lasted a lot longer than lipsticks normally do on me. 

I have my eye on a red next, when I've saved up enough boots points. Any suggestions? 


Sunday, 25 May 2014


Orly are one of my favourite brands of nail polish. They come in the most beautiful colours, last well on my nails and are in little bottles which I find easier to store and to take with me when travelling. At £5 a bottle they're quite expensive for a little 5.3ml nail varnish but as I don't normally finish a bottle anyway, they're perfect for me.

Orly Grape Glitz - A shimmery lilac with pink running through it, this is a really sheer colour that can be worn on its own as a pretty, natural effect, over another nail varnish to give it a girly finish or layered up to make it opaque.

Orly Rage - Opaque in just one swipe (although I normally do 2 layers), this is the perfect no fuss rose gold. It has small particles of beautiful rose gold glitter, dries pretty quickly and so is great for when you have little time to paint your nails.

Orly Oh Cabana Boy - This is a bright pink with violet and blue undertones running through it, I love wearing this on my toes in summer, it's the perfect shade of pink!


Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Summer lipsticks
revlon berry allure swatch
L-R Topshop Infrared, Revlon Lovesick, Mac Creme Cup, Revlon Wild Watermelon, Revlon Berry Allure 

These are the lipsticks that are currently on rotation in my make up bag, I've been swapping and changing my lip products ready for summer and I'm currently in love with all of these shades.

Topshop Infrared: The perfect orange with a hint of red to it, i've been wearing this with bronzed skin and golden eyeshadows. I love Topshops lipstick's formula, its creamy, lasts a while on my lips and the colour selection is amazing. 

Revlon Just bitten kissable balm stain in Lovesick - I've owned this for a while but only until I saw Anna wearing it in her latest vlog have I started actually wearing it. I'm now completely in love with this shade, it looks great with a cosy grey jumper and lots of mascara. It lasts ages on my lips without drying them and then leaves a pretty pink stain.

Mac Creme Cup - I rarely wear nude lipsticks as my lips are quite pigmented and I find they wash me out but this has just enough pink to it to look pretty on the lips and is great to wear for days I go heavier on the eye make up. This is a creamsheen formula so it is creamy and subtle.

Revlon Wild Watermelon - I love revlon lip butters. A hybrid between a lipstick and balm, these are really pigmented, lighter than a lipstick and buildable so really wearable. This is a really pretty pink toned red, almost raspberry colour which is great as a summery red.

Revlon lip gloss Berry Allure - This is one of my favourite lip glosses, it leaves my lips feeling soft, lasts a couple of hours on my lips and is such a pretty berry fuchsia colour. It looks pretty pigmented but on the lips it is quite sheer.



Sunday, 11 May 2014


Mac packaging
Mac alluring aquatic lipstick swatches
Mac Mystical

If you read my 'something a little different' post, you'll know that I love the rain. I completely fell for this packaging as it reminds me of raindrops, it's so pretty and completely drew me in!

Mac Mystical lipstick is a mid-toned creamy rose coloured lipstick, it is creamsheen formula and leaves a soft, natural finish on my lips. I didn't actually expect to love the colour as much as I do, for me its a 'my lips but better' shade meaning its great for every day wear.

I wore this with Mac All that glitters - a peachy gold eyeshadow, winged liner and quite a bit of highlighter and it lasted around 3-4 hours on my lips.



Sunday, 4 May 2014



For me, making your own eyeshadow palette is so personal and unique. I have brown eyes and so look for eyeshadow shades with hints of purple in them to help my eyes to stand out, this is my every day Mac quad and four most used Mac eyeshadows.

MAC Sable eyeshadow (top left): A beautiful bronze colour with plum pearl, I love wearing this blended under my eyes or in the crease. 

MAC Patina eyeshadow (top right): A light taupe with golden shimmer running through it, this is a pretty neutral shade that I wear all over the lid on its own. 

MAC Naked Lunch eyeshadow (bottom left): My favourite Mac eyeshadow that I wear pretty much every day. I get so many compliments on my eyes when I wear this, its the perfect champagne pink.

MAC Quarry eyeshadow (bottom right): This is the only Matte colour in my quad, I wear this muted plum-brown colour blended into the crease with a tapered eyeshadow brush, normally with Naked Lunch all over the lid.

For my Inner corner highlight and brow bone, I normally just take whichever highlighter I'm using that day and apply a little with a bdellium 716.


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Something a little different.

After reading Gem's post, I looked through my blog and realised how much it's changed recently. I've been blogging for 3 years now about beauty and make-up with some fashion and lifestyle thrown in. Apart from an awful first blogpost, I've never really introduced myself so here's a little 'about me'.

My name is Sophie, I am a trained make-up artist.

I love everything about Autumn and Winter - cold brisk walks with crunchy leaves, collecting conkers, cosy evenings wearing fluffy socks and reading blogs surrounded by candles and twinkling fairy lights. 

I love rainy days spent knitting and drinking hot chocolates, everything Harry Potter and Christmas. 

I am 27, 28 in November.

I live with my boyfriend Alex, we have been together for 6 years.

I'm a vegetarian. My favourite foods include pasta, sweet potato, butternut squash, cinnamon and chocolate.

I love list making and try to keep a gratitude list daily.

Tell me a little about yourself?


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