Sunday, 29 November 2015

My Christmas Wishlist 2015

So here it is, Christmas is at our doorstep - personally I'm over here scratching my head as to where 2015 has gone, but that's besides the point 'cause CRIMBO GIFT SETS, AMIRITE? I thought I'd share my personal picks from this season's offerings to give you a little more inspiration or to subtly link to your loved ones.

Okay first up we have two bits from Nars, don't get it twisted, I want the entire Nars x Steven Klein collection, but I'm over here trying to show restraint. First up we have their do-it-all palette, named One Shocking Moment. This palette homes not only 4 blushes but a sizeable Laguna bronzer as well as well as a contouring duo. Their cheek palettes keep getting better and better and I just can't resist. The next Nars set that has caught my eye is an exclusive to their website: a bullet filled with lip goodies, of course. This bad boy takes fancy packaging to the next level, I mean I'm unsure what I would do with the decorative shell but I know I want it, along with the three velvet matte lip pencils it houses. Inside you get a nude, a bright pink and a bright red so you have quite a lot of bases covered. Moving onto another exciting collaboration, move aside Vice 4, this is the limited edition Urban Decay palette is the one I'm cooing over, fronted by the queen that is Gwen Stefani. As much as I enjoy the subtle No Doubt references in the names of the shades, I truly want it because it is such a beautiful edit, and with UD quality? You can't go wrong. I'd be a fool if I didn't pay attention to Chanel's drop, one which has shunned the tradition pillar box red you find in most crimbo collections and has instead decided to commemorate their most famous nail varnish shade and make a collection around it  - Rouge Noir. Needless to say I'm all about slathering the 'is it red? Is it purple? Is it black?' goodness all over my eyelids and lips, and I think this is a refreshingly different take on releases this time of year and I look forward to having my make-up almost match the dark abyss which is my soul. Almost. Probably the most predictable of products on my wishlist, the Soap & Glory omega giftset, this year titled The Whole She-Bang - filth. This garish pink box delivers 9 full sized S&G items into my life every festive season and 2015 will be no different, although I must admit I'm dubious on the tanning product they've included this year, what can I say, I didn't choose the goth life. And finally, for the fun of it I thought I'd chuck one luxury - aka Charlotte Tilbury - bit into the mix. She's got a couple of covetable pieces out this year but my pick is this set of eyeshadow pencils, I rely on the one I own for quick yet fab make-up on a regular basis so I'd see no harm in expanding my collection.

If you can't beat 'em, I suppose you should join 'em and NOTHING gets you in the Christmas spirit like utter excess. Either way I seriously do hope you're having a fab festive season and this helped you along with your Christmas list!

What beauty bit are you hoping to find under your tree?
Let me know in the comments below!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Boots Haul!

Alright lads! Here's a wee little Boots haul featuring all the stuff I've recently picked up! If you'd like to see a full blown review on any of these products let me know in the comments below!!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

October Vlog!


Hi guys - here's my vlog from last month! I did all types of autumnal things - have a watch! What did you get up to last month? Any fun plans for the month ahead? Lemme know!!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

October Favourites! (Video)

Belated, but here all the same - my monthly favourites! What have you been loving this month? Make sure you subscribe to make sure you stay up to date with my viddys!

I hope you've had a lovely month and here's to November

Friday, 6 November 2015

My October Mixtape

So this month I thought I'd try something different. Every month I find myself tacking more and more songs onto the end of my favourites videos so instead of reeling them off I thought I'd pop them all in a nice little playlist for you to have a listen to! So what have I done this month? I've moved house, ended a relationship and embraced the Autumn season, because after all, we're all a little basic, right? I'm unsure whether or not my choices reflect my month all that well, but it's truly what I've been listening to. Yes, that is Craig David.


First up, you need to know that in the coffee shop where I work, we've had a 90s playlist on repeat for the past two months, but it has only just dawned on my that there's no Placebo on it, thus of course Nancy Boy and a personal rediscovery of their Covers album, how could I possibly have forgotten that Daddy Cool cover? Whilst I was in the states I was lucky to catch Beach House live, although I must admit I hadn't heard much of them but now turn to Teen Dream if I'm ever after an easy album to listen to - current favourites? Used To Be and 10 Mile Stereo. Another album I've been revisiting a lot over the past month is The 1975. They've recently released a new single for their upcoming album and I remembered just how much I liked their debut release. Whilst we're on the topic of anticipated albums, Panic! at the Disco have been releasing songs left and right in the lead up to the release of their new album in 2016 - I was lucky to snag a ticket to their London show so expect to see them cropping up for the next couple of months! There are definitely some throwback tracks thrown into this mix, Fill Me In came on the radio and found itself on repeat, I think Black Skinhead sounds so much like Marilyn Manson when I hear it, I always turn to Lest We Forget. Another new release comes from a teen favourite of mine, Joe Jonas. His new band, DNCE, have released a new EP which to me sounds the most JoBro-esque out of the solo releases from the lads, but it's fun, easy listening to shake your hips to. And finally, some perfume ad has a version of INXS' Never Tear Us Apart, which has brought back around my melancholy 80s phase, because we've all had one of those.

What songs have you had on repeat recently?

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Empties #5 (Video)

I'm super sorry no blogposts went up last week, I'm so almost back into the swing of things, but until then, here's a video all about the products I've used up over the past couple of months and what I have to say about them!