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Saturday, 16 September 2017

To Kill A King and London Shopping

On 10th August, the band ‘To Kill A King’ held a gig in collaboration with Clash magazine at Metropolis Studios in London. Tickets were free so I thought “Why not”?

The gig was in the evening so I met my friend for lunch first and she showed me Old Spitalfields Market. It was so cute and quaint, with loads of stalls selling unique goods, as well as stores like Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone.

We went to the Deciem store. I already have The Ordinary Serum foundation and really love it, so I thought I would try the Coverage foundation in the shade 3.0 R (for red undertones). So far, I’ve only worn it once and really love this one too! I’ve already received compliments when wearing it, which is always nice.

I had some time before the gig and didn’t really know what to do with myself so I went to get my hair blow dried. It was a nice treat to myself.

I then popped into Urban Decay and finally got my hands on their Vice liquid lipstick in ‘1993’. I had been asking around after this shade for months and it was always out of stock, so I was very happy that they had it in store. So far, I am totally in love with the nude brown colour and the wear of this lipstick.

Before long it was time to head to Stamford Brook Station in Chiswick to see ‘To Kill A King’. Metropolis Studios was really cool. It was a little hard to find so I had to ask someone for directions. I later realised the person I had been talking to was a member of the band. I hadn’t recognised him and felt like such a doofus haha. Later, I actually bumped into the lead singer, Ralph, and said hello.
Our names were on a ‘guestlist’ and then we waited in the bar whilst the opening act ‘Misfires’ (from Swindon) prepared their set.

The gig was really intimate and I was really close to the stage at one point, which was exciting. There can’t have been more than 100 people there. Probably the smallest gig I’ve ever been to.

Misfires were excellent! I hadn’t heard their music before but, from what I did hear, they’re set for big things! Their songs were rocky, catchy and loads of fun. The perfect opener.

Then came ‘To Kill A King’. Now, I had heard some of their songs before, but not all of them and I’d never seen them live before. I had seen some of their Facebook Live performances though, so it was a little surreal seeing them in person but, boy, am I glad I did!

Ralph, TKAK

They were amazing! They played ‘Choices’ first, which is actually one of my favourite songs.
The sound quality was brilliant too. I think it was the best I’d ever heard at a gig.

One thing I really liked about the gig was that all the members seemed to be enjoying themselves. Ralph was smiling and joking and it was so nice to see.

Once it was over, I was absolutely shattered after a long day in London. I had to travel another 3 hours by coach to get home but it was definitely worth it.

Have you listened to ‘To Kill A King’?
Do you like them?

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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Glossier Event

A few weeks ago, Anna tweeted that Glossier were going to be holding a pop-up showroom in London and I was so there!

There’s so much hype surrounding Glossier. It’s become a cult brand and all my favourite bloggers rave about it, so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about for myself. (If I’m honest, I travelled all the way to London just to test out the Milky Jelly Cleanser.)

Skin tint

The pop-up was held on Baker Street in Marlebone and was quite busy, so my friend and I had to queue in the rain for a little while (funny story, somebody actually stole my umbrella, so we got soaked afterwards too!).

Inside was so fancy. There were flowers everywhere and lovely Byredo candles burning. Emily Weiss, founder of Glossier, was there too but I didn’t get a chance to speak to her. All the Glossier products were laid out so we could test them and have a general play around with.

Of course, I went straight for the Milky Jelly Cleanser and absolutely loved the texture. Other products which stood out for me were the Priming Moisturiser Riche and the Stretch Concealer. I wasn’t expecting to love the products as much as I did. The formulas were gorgeous. I can’t wait until Glossier products come to the UK in October.

I had been hoping to purchase some things on the day, but unfortunately nothing was for sale. It was more of an introduction to the products, if that makes sense. There were actually goody bags being handed out, but they ran out before I got there. I should receive mine in the post in a few weeks *fingers crossed*. Let me know if you want me to blog about the products I receive.

Meeeee :)

Have you tried any Glossier products? What did you think?

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Saturday, 29 July 2017

3rd Blogiversary and Giveaway

Three years ago today, I uploaded my first blog post about my Nails Inc manicure

I decided to start my own blog after reading other beauty blogs and really enjoying them. 

I’m so grateful for all of you who read my posts and I wanted to do a little giveaway, so I have a Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour in the shade Devotion up for grabs. 

All you have to do is let me know your email address and tell me about your favourite lipstick in the comments section below. 

The competition is open to UK residents only and I will be randomly selecting a winner on Saturday 5th August

Good luck! 

Thank you for reading! 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick

My parents gifted this to me as congratulations for passing a beauty course. I have the shade 08 Framboise Obscur. I wanted to write about it because it’s so different to any other lip products I’ve tried lately. 

It’s a sheer wash of colour but with just enough pigment and I think the deep berry shade compliments my skintone. It’s not a shade I’d normally wear but it does make for a lovely day to day lipstick.

It’s also super moisturising. This product contains black rose oil to keep lips soft and hydrated. The packaging is super luxurious. And, of course, it feels so lovely to own a Givenchy product.

It comes in 24 shades.

Has anyone else tried this lip product?

What did you think?

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Sunday, 9 July 2017

The Killers at BST Hyde Park

I have been a fan of The Killers since I was a teenager and when I heard, back in January, that they were playing a UK show for the first time in years I was quick to snap up tickets.

The event took place on Saturday 8th July in Hyde Park, London. Luckily the sun was out and it was a lovely day to be there. Elbow, Tears for Fears and many other acts were performing as support acts.

On a side note, I really liked my makeup look. I drew a winged liner effect using a navy blue eyeshadow and a colourpop liquid lipstick. Look out for a colourpop haul I'm going to post soon. By the way, in the picture below, I had a filter on so I look way more orange than I actually am!

Elbow were so great. I hadn’t listened to a lot of their music before I saw them yesterday but I really enjoyed the show. Guy was amazing at entertaining the crowd and making sure we were all having fun. Their sound was rockier than I expected and he had 65,000 people singing along to ‘One Day Like This’.

Then came the main act, Las Vegas electro-pop rockers…The Killers! Everyone was so excited. Brandon Flowers just oozes ‘cool’. He even changed his jacket during the set to suit the mood of the song haha! He is, without a doubt, an amazing frontman and, I have to say, it was the best gig I’ve ever been to.
Photo credit to The Killers Facebook

Every single song was amazing. Some I had admittedly never heard before and some I hadn’t heard in years. Of course I knew, and sang along to, all the classics like Smile Like You Mean It and Mr Brightside.

The show ended with an actual fireworks display and I left feeling deeply impressed and thoroughly happy.

The Killers are going on a UK tour in November and I’m already tempted to book tickets! Watch this space.

Do you like The Killers? What’s your favourite song? If not, who are your favourite artists?

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Eid Look 2017

This Eid I decided to wear a fuchsia pink and gold suit and I wanted a sparkly makeup look to match. 

After applying moisturiser, I applied Rimmel Fix & Perfect primer because I wanted my makeup to last. For the base I used a sample I had of Dior Forever foundation in 045. The colour match and coverage were both excellent and I really want to purchase the full size of this foundation once my others have fun out.

For concealer, I used my trusty Maybelline Age Rewind in Nude.

Onto eyeshadow and this was the exciting part for me. I applied Charlotte Tilbury’s ColourChameleon eyeshadow pencil in Amber Haze all over the lid and then patted Half-baked from the Urban Decay Naked palette onto the lid.

I then used Lancome Hypnose Volume-A-Porter, which is my go-to mascara at the moment.

For lips, I liked the colour of my Givenchy Rouge Interdit lipstick in Framboise Obscur. I also liked that it wasn’t too bright.

Last but not least, I spritzed my Pixi Glow Mist.

And there you have it, my eid makeup look.

I hope you all had a fantastic eid, if you were celebrating. Let me know what your eid makeup looks were or what you wore. I’d love to hear from you.

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Friday, 23 June 2017

FRESH Vitamin Nectar Vitamin-Boosting Mask

I was given a sample of this to try at the Glamour Beauty Festival and was very excited to try it.
Photo credit: FRESH website

The first thing I noticed about this mask is that it smelled gorgeous. It was like spreading fresh fruit all over your face, and even more so because there are bits in the mask. The citrus blend “gently exfoliates to reveal a vibrant glow”.

The way the mask works is you apply it to cleansed skin and rub it in, using circular motions. You then leave it to dry for 10 minutes (although I left it on for 20 minutes).

I really wanted to like this mask and I was very happy with the results. My skin felt smoother and appeared clearer after just one use.

The full size of the FRESH Vitamin Nectar Vitamin-Boosting Mask is £56 and if you want to purchase it, you can do so here.

This mask is definitely lovely to use, especially as part of a pampering sesh. The FRESH brand do some excellent face masks. It’s just a shame they’re so pricey, but I guess they use the highest quality ingredients and innovative formulas.

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