This is just a quick note to say I hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year! Thank you so so much for all your support in 2012, it's been an amazing year for me and a lot of this is thanks to you guys. Thank you for hanging out with me on both my channels and for sharing some amazing highlights from 2012 with me, I hope you have all had good years too!
I am so excited for 2013, I always like the idea of having a fresh start and I will be back in the New Year with lots of exciting videos and daily vlogs for you guys! Please let me know if there is any particular videos you would like to see :)
In the mean time, I hope you have a wonderful night of celebrating wherever you are in the world. I'm having a quiet one with the family which will be lovely. Stay safe and keep happy, I love you guys loads!!
Hope you all had a happy and healthy Christmas! I can't believe it's happened already! Anyway here I am back on the blog after a lovely festive time! So, I'm sure if you watch my videos that you'll know how much of a gel liner fan I am. I literally use it most days and find it such a brilliant product. Many people speak of the Bobbi Brown and MAC liners which, whilst I do agree that they are brilliant, they also have an amazing drug store competitor - the Maybelline Eye Studio gel eyeliner. I honestly think that it's just as good as its high end rivals but at half the price!
This liner comes in such great packaging, I love the silver lid it has as it makes it stand out from other gel liners. The quality of the liner itself is fantastic, it is an absolute dream to work with and glides on brilliantly and makes room for mistakes and errors as you can easily wipe it off with your finger as soon as it has been applied. Once you have your desired shape, you can rely on it to last all day but for it to simply be removed with your make-up remover. If you don't want to splash out on a high end dupe, then definitely check out this Maybelline alternative, at the moment it only comes in the black shade, but I'm sure this is what a lot of you are after anyway, for me it is perfect for everyday wear. It claims it lasts for 24 hours although I cannot vouch for this as it's not often I have make-up on for 24 hour stints, although I can assure you that it does last from when I put it on from when I take it off. At £7.99 I think it is a fantastic product, it comes with a brush as well, and although I wouldn't personally use it, it does do the job for getting a signature eyeliner look.
2 more sleeps to go to Christmas- so excited!! Another thing that I am also excited about is the launch of the all new and amazing Rimmel 'Apocalips' lip laquer! In stores January 23rd these are little wands of wonder, essentially they are a hybrid between a gloss and lipstick because as you can see from the swatches below they are so so pigmented but with a gorgeous gloss and shine.
I love the colour range too as they are really wearable but are simultaneously fun and unique. Another reason why I rate them so much is because despite being uber glossy, they last so well. I wore a bright pink one out the other night and it was still mess free and colourful on my lips when I got home. At £5.49 they are great value for a seriously lovely lip product and I definitely suggest you check them out. Rimmel keep bringing out such great products at the moment and 'Apocalips' certainly adds to this winning streak!
Hope you're all having a good week - I can't believe Christmas is a week away, it's so exciting! I know I've done a room tour on my vlog channel of the Corinthia hotel but I thought I would do a post as well. Sometimes I think it's nice to break up the blog a bit and put some lifestyle posts in the mix and not have solely beauty posts, I don't know about you but I personally love lifestyle posts! It's also great for those of you across the pond to get an idea of what this amazing city has to offer!
So we stayed here last week before we flew off to New York and it is just the most impressive hotel, from the decor to the service. They make you feel so welcome and it was such a comfortable stay and experience. The location is amazing too as it is right by Trafalgar square, making it perfect to pop out and be only footsteps away from anything you could need.
Here are some pictures of the room....
And of the bathroom which was so amazing and luxurious....
Here are the pictures of the hotel in general. The room below is where you have Breakfast and also one of the places where you can get an amazing cocktail by night.
Last of all here is a picture of my fiancé (eek!) with the complimentary chocolates they give you upon arrival. Just in case you didn't know, I got engaged to my boyfriend Jim last week whilst in New York and I thought I should mention it on the blog too! I just want to thank all of you for your incredible well wishes and kind words, it has been overwhelming and so touching to hear all of your congratulatory tweets and comments. We love you guys and it means so much!!
For more information and pictures and other hotels you can check out the Cornithia's website
I wanted to share with you these beautiful Burberry palettes that I have tried out recently, I think they make for the perfect gift or for a bit of beauty indulgence! As I'm sure some of you know, I am a Burberry fanatic, everything from the clothes, the make-up, the campaigns, the models and their ethos I admire and find inspiring and ever since Burberry beauty launched I am yet to be at all disappointed by anything from the range.
So when I got hold of these palettes... I was very excited!! With the beauty range, I particularly love Burberry's colour choices and the packaging of the products - both are so effortlessly chic, stylish, and quintessentially Burberry. With these eyeshadow palettes, I love how they have the Burberry check embossed on to the powder and the way the shadows are packaged is so original. In terms of quality, and as you will see from the swatches, they are not the most pigmented of shadows and have a more sheer finish but I like how some of the more neutral shadows have a really understated appearance. Each palette has a really handy combination of colours for creating multiple looks.
This first palette is called No.6 'Plum Pink' and has the most autumnal selection of warm purple and browns. I think this one might just be my favourite.
Next is the the palette No.7 'Pink Taupe', this is more of a neutral quad but I think the colours look beautiful together and allow for unique looks to be created.
Last of all is palette No.1 'Smokey Grey'. This is more of a dramatic palette which would be perfect for creating a lovely smokey eye, a great one for nights out.