Monday, 25 November 2013

#bigblogmasproject

Well hello thereeeeeeeeeee,

Today I want to tell you all about a special project I am taking part in for the festive season.

The ever so lovely Nicole invited me to take part. Check out her blog Nicole :)

There are quite a few of us blogging everyday from the 1st December to the 24th December. That is a long time.


I think this is a great way for us bloggers to get to know each other, try plan meetups etc but it's just fun to do. Blogging isn't a chore and shouldn't be.

Please follow the #bigblogmasproject hashtag from the 1st to read some AMAZING posts and get to know awesome people :D

Have a great evening. Girls from the project if I haven't followed you on Bloglovin yet, tell me!!

Victoria xox


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Liebster Award!!

Hey there,

Well the lovely Lilli nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thank you so much.

What each nominee has to do:
1. List 11 random facts about themselves. 2. Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated them. 3. Choose 11 more nominees (who must have 200 followers or less) and ask them 11 questions


My random facts!! 
  1. I can write with my right and left hand
  2. I think I have an addiction to bright lipsticks
  3. I only drink out of travel mugs
  4. I have had 3 different jobs this year
  5. I once fell over the bar of my scooter and cried over my toast, not my cuts
  6. Despite living in the UK, I am Irish to the core and obsessed with it
  7. I don't have a favourite colour
  8. My favourite number is 4
  9. I hate copy cats
  10. I once accidentally saw TaTu live, I don't know why
  11. I dislike Bloggers who constantly write about sent products or those posts with a *
Lilli's Questions;

1. Do you have a pet? Why/not.
I have no pets at the moment. Booo.

2. If you had all the money of the world... what's the first thing you would do?
Give my parents a huge amount of money and make sure they had everything they wanted.
3. What is your guilty pleasure? 
Um, The Wanted. I am a tad obsessed.
4. What do you love the most in life?
I absolutely love my family to bits. They make everything better and give me continuous support and love without any judgement. 

5. Are you interested in history? Why not?
I do like it. I find places fascinating and tend to research things a tonne.

6. What is the fashion-item, according to you?
I'm presuming you mean my favourite item so I will go with a coat. I think a good coat/jacket can make an outfit drab to fab.
7. What's your favorite place near/in your house? 
Debenhams? Hahaha. 
8. What do you think about shoes?
I stick with flat shoes and trainers or in the colder months, UGGs. 
9. Do you like sport?
I do to a certin extent. 

10. What is your dream?
To be a highly successful MUA that writes about wrestling on the side. 
11. If you could choose the time of living, would you stay in the 21 century or not? And why?
I would stay here in this century. I believe in making the best of your own life and not worry too much about others. We only have the one life to live. :)
I nominate;
Beca 
Nena 
I don't have 11 nominations sorry. 

Have a great day guys,

Victoria xox

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Review: Barry M Lip Paint

Hey,

Well today/tonight I have a review for you all. This is one for my lipstick lovers.

I love trying new colours and brands and especially when I forgot a specific brand did good products other than what they're known for. Of course I am talking about Barry M. When I think about Barry M I think of great nail polishes.


This is one of their matte lipsticks. I did not know this until I applied it at home. It didn't swatch matte but I was a tad tired when I purchased it haha. This is number 52 and retails for £4.49. Can be bought here :)


What shocked me about the lipstick was the colour. It seemed to swatch  a bit darker than what it actually is. I took the above picture to show you. Excuse the picture quality as I am at home in Ireland for my birthday.

It is so so so vibrant. It almost reminds me of a darker version of MAC's Candy Yum Yum. Honestly. I would highly recommend this to anyone that loves a bright, bold lip. I personally don't mind a bright or ordinary lip and love it even more when it's a berry shade.


As you can see in my selfie type pictures above it is bright but even after 2 hours it's not toned down much and hasn't appeared dry on my lips. These babies are pigmented, non sticky, comfy to wear and quite longlasting. I would have a look at the lippy after 3 hours to maybe smear it out or apply more. It stains the lips slightly so the colour won't fade dramatically.

I am definitely going to go back and buy some more. In love.

Victoria xox

Friday, 15 November 2013

First Impressions; Dr Organic Products.

Hey yaaaaaaa!

How are we doing? I am sat watching The Wedding Date. Love this film.

I recently went into Holland and Barrett in search of Dr Organic's Manuka Honey Rescue Cream. My friend Lucy recommended it to me as my skin has been angry, dry, oily and just plain annoying for too long. Website details are here.

When I first used it I was sort of put off by the strong smell. I should have guessed it would be that way but wow it is strong. It is a thick consistency but you need a small amount and it covers a large enough area. I would definitely say it's a night time cream. I used it in the day time before my makeup and wow it slipped alot haha. Fail.




Next item is something for my poor hair. I have been searching, again, for something to fix the dryness in my hair. I have been trying to nourish back to happy, healthy hair but sort of failing. I know coconut oil is largely regarded in the blogger/vlogger world so this product should be great. I already use the Herbal Essences Bee Strong shampoo and love it. 

 
So, my first impressions are good. The cream is a smelly one and thick but very good and I wake up with hydrated, moisturised skin. It is on offer now instore and online but is pricey enough.

The conditioner is amazing. I will get the shampoo at some point too. I love the smell of it, love how my hair feels after using it and it is just a win.

At some point, maybe in an empties post I will give my final verdict on these products BUT so far so good.

Have a good day,

Victoria xox

Thursday, 14 November 2013

High End Bags..

High End Bags..


Chanel handbag
1stdibs.com



Rebecca Minkoff chain handbag
saksfifthavenue.com





These bags are most definitely wishes and wants. If I had even just the Rebecca Minkoff bag I would be happy haha.

What bags are on your wish list?

Have a great day,  

Victoria xxox 

Friday, 8 November 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3 Pics!!

Hey m'loves,

Well just the other day a Sephora in France accidentally sold the new Naked 3 palette. This had every beauty person/vlogger/blogger going nuts for pictures and swatches. The absolutely lovely Natacha was one of the first, if not the first to blog about it.






I must admit, I am in love. This will be mine. I love that there are more pinky undertones to the shadows and in general this is a good all year round palette. I must admit when I heard there was another Naked palette I was like uummm?? BUT this has pleased me endlessly.

The release date is still unknown but I think it'll be the first week of December or earlier due to the leak.

Head over to Natacha's blog where she has some more pictures and I am in love with her layout.

Have a wonderful day,

Victoria xox

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

My lipstick collection: Red edition.

Good afternoon,

Well I had a family member ask me about red lipsticks recently so I thought why not show my red lipsticks. I have a handful to show you all. In some of the pics I have earphones in so just ignore that. I was bopping away to The Wanted's new album haha. I am not obsessed with Jay haha.

So, in my pics I opted for a dark purple eye look. I think this look is more suited for night time or clubbing. I wanted to picture the red lips with a darker eye to show it's not too much. Sorry for the selfie type pics haha.

  

What I like about this Revlon lipstick is the cool tone red and how gorgeous it is to apply. It is one of their pearl finishes and is extremely long lasting. I think in 5/6 hours I would check it once and either buff it out or reapply. Gorgeous colour.


I have three of these lip lacquers and they're all gorgeous in their own right. When Rimmel came out with these I was so happy. A lipstick and gloss in one. These do stain the lips so when it starts to dry out after a few hours there's a stain there. They are longlasting and extremely pigmented. I know loads of people don't like the messy application BUT if you squeeze the wand at the tip before application it makes it easier and there's extra product there if you need it. You need at least one in your collection.


This Revlon lipstick is one of my faves. I LOVE IT. It is a creme finish so a tad soft to apply but don't let that put you off. I use a lip liner for this, my chosen one is Essence - Femme Fatal. So bright and vibrant on the lips. I need to use this more often because it is my fave high street red and a pure red at that. 


This is the only matte red I have. I have had Ruby Woo for so long as well. I think this and MAC's Please Me were my first matte lippies. Please Me is a nude/pink so I can't include it here unfortunately.  If you want a gorgeous, vibrant pure red that won't move all day then this is your baby. I think because of the cool undertone this makes your teeth look white and suits all skin tones.

I hope this was helpful. My next edition might be next week. 

Have a great day, I'm off for some Toby Carvery hehe.

Victoria xox





Wishlist...

Wishlist...


I really love these thick jumpers in the Winter season. They're fun and different, like me hehe

Victoria xox
Tie dying shirt
unifclothing.com

Halloween sweater
 newlook.com

ONLY grey shirt
zalando.co.uk

missrebel.co.uk

Monday, 4 November 2013

REVIEW: MUA Matte Lipsticks

Hey m'loves,

Well, I accidentally deleted my fortnightly Monday video so a blog post it is. #MakeupMayhemOnAMonday will go on hehe.

Well today I have a review of the new matte lippies from MUA. As you all know this brand is sold in Superdrug.

The two shades I bought are Wild Berry and Peachy Keen.



I actually thought these lipsticks would be decent. I have shade 3 from the normal line in my collection and it's good. It is a nice watermelon colour.

I have several matte lipsticks in my collection so know how they feel when you swatch or apply it. I couldn't swatch them in store as there were no testers. As these are £1 each I popped them into my basket.


As you can see in my picture there is very little pigmentation. They are tough to apply as well, almost stiff. On my lips there is very little colour. I didn't include lip swatches for that simple reason.

I am absolutely disgusted at the quality of these even at £1. Awful product,

Pfft!!!! I will honestly never buy a thing from MUA again. I have several products in my storage just waiting for the bin.

Anyways, have a fun evening,

Victoria xox

Friday, 1 November 2013

Nail Art...

Hey m'loves,


How are you all? Today's post is my FIRST EVER nail post. I have always gotten compliments when it comes to my nails. I am quite lucky with slim, long fingers or as my Nan would say 'piano hands' haha.

I haven't done proper nail art in so long it feels weird. I bought a nail art pen from Models Own after seeing Burkatron using it. I love her nail art. I have tonnes of nail art pics on my instagram which is Instagram!! I have always had requests to do blog posts about nails and a girl always comments on my YouTube and begs me to do tutorials haha. HERE YOU GO!!!!



These are the 3 nail polishes I used. I haven't photographed my base coat which is one by Sally Hensen. I use it on the base and on top. It's great.I chose these bright colours as I've been wearing dark pinks and purples for a while and wanted something fun. Each to their own.

After filing and using your base coat, follow these simple steps.


I used 3 coats of Essie's Fiji. It can be a little streaky so I find 3 coats covers it well. My application is messy but ignore that haha. I find with Essie polishes that they need a minute or so in between coats so you don't get a smudge effect.



Now, pick your next colour. Mine is Barry M's Block Orange. I have had this quite a while so it might not be available still but there will be some other alternative. I love this colour. I didn't want massive amounts of dots on my nails. You will need to only do this once, this is a very opaque polish.

Give that a few minutes to dry. I would recommend 4/5 minutes.



I have to say this is the best nail art pen I have ever used. Models Own have hit the 'nail' on the head with this product. Some people love to add black dots where there's space but I didn't do that this time. I put small lines around the orange. I used the pen nib and not the brush which you need to unscrew the bottle for.


When you have done the outline to your desire you should have this look. I love this so much. It looks cute and fun. I put my Sally Henson top coat on over it to ensure I get a few days out of the polishes.

This is so easy to recreate. I have already gotten tonnes of compliments in work, even from a man haha.

Let me know if you'd like to see another design done OR if you do this on your nails. I would love to see.

Have a good day,

Victoria xox