Merry Christmas


Hello my lovely beautiful dolls,

I know it's a bit late, but I just want to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. I hope you all had a wonderful day, I know I did and I got loads of presents I didn't expect. I will do a post on what I got at a later day. Next up though new year at the moment I haven't got anything planned, but I'm hoping to go out and have fun and who knows maybe get a kiss at midnight lol. 


Xmas tag

I have to admit this year, I'm doing a pretty good job of getting Christmas presents I hadn't bought hardly any by this time last year. I like being organized and having a list of what I'm planning on getting people is a must have for me. That way I can get in to town and avoid any unnecessary shopping, especially at this time of year. I think I'm more prepared this year because I don't have nearly as many people to buy presents for. Anyhoo, enough about buying presents and town - lets get into the TAG!

1.  Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
I've never actually had a real tree, but I do love how they look. My mum has always gone for a synthetic one just down to the fact in the long run its cheaper - and it doesn't moult.

2.  You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
I always always go for the festive drinks, in Starbucks it's the egg nog latte and in Costa it's either the Chocolate orange latte or the Creme Brulee latte. Unfortunately this year they don't sell it. 

3.  Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
It's normally gold and red with white lights. Although growing up it was multi coloured lights and mishmash of colours for the tinsel. Then we would put whatever decorations we had at hand on the tree.

4.  Giving or receiving?
Definitely giving. I'm the type of person that spends waaaay to much time looking out presents I also spend a lot of time wrapping them so they look perfect. Getting presents is great too, but nothing beats the look on someones face when you give them their present :) 

5.  To mince pie or not to?
Everyone in my family loves mince pies, we used to buy them growing up. Yet this year me and my mum are having a go at making our own. We have already made the filling ourselves so it's now just the rest of it. 

6.  What's your traditional sunday lunch?
It's a traditional turkey dinner, with sprouts, swede, carrots, parsnips and pigs in blankets ect. My dad has roast beef as he's not a big fan of turkey. It is then followed by trifle or some sort of desert if we aren't too stuffed by then.

7.  Christmas day fashion
In the morning its just PJ's and lounging around. Is there a better way to chill out? For the dinner it's whatever we feel comfortable in. I normally wear a jumper, jeans or trousers and slippers.

8.  What's your favourite Christmas song?
Pretty much the classic Christmas songs, like White Christmas, Chestnuts Roasting, Winter Wonderland. As well as I Wish it Could Be Xmas Everyday and Fairy Tale of New York.

9.  What's your favourite Christmas film?
It's A Wonderful Life hands down every year I watch it along with Muppets Christmas Carol and White Chritsmas.

10.  Open presents before or after lunch?
We open our presents before Breakfast, then it's normally an English breakfast (fry up eggs, bacon, black pudding etc) then it's watch a film or two then Lunch/Dinner then films/games then Tea which normally is cold turkey, ham, pork pies and sort of help yourself really.



Choosing a foundation yourself can be very daunting. Check out my tips that will help you if you are a first time buyer or a foundation addict. This is a must read.

1. Avoid buying a foundation online - Computerised product swatches are rarely accurate, making it very hard to see if a foundation will actually be a good colour match for you. If buying online is your only option, try reading reviews and looking at swatches on other blogs preferably with a comparison of a foundation you already own. Also, some brands such as Mac and Estee Lauder give you the option to email or chat with a makeup artist online, they can advise you as best as possible.

2. Decide what finish you want from your foundation - If you have very oily skin I would recommend a matte finish and if you have very dry skin I would and a dewy finish. Although that advise is no where near set in stone, I have found that it works best as your skin type can interfere with the foundation's appearance and can make your skin look very greasy or cling to dry patches. 

3. Think about what coverage is best for you - i.e. light, medium, or full. Many foundations offer buildable coverage which means they are suitable for if you like to change between coverages like me as I like a heavy coverage for evening makeup but a sheer coverage for everyday. As it is sometimes difficult to tell the coverage from a foundation simply by reading the label, I would advise looking at some online reviews where possible.

4. Remember your skin's undertones -  Go for a yellow toned foundation if you have cooler tones in your skin and go for a pink toned foundation if you have warmer tones. A simple way to tell what tone you are is by clenching your fist. If your veins appear more green then you are a cool tone, if they are more blue then you are a warmer tone. 

5. NEVER swatch on the back of your hand - this will not give you an accurate colour match. You want the colour of your face to blend nicely with your body. The best places to swatch are your jawline and around your upper chest/lower neck area. Try a few colours and whichever disappears into your skin is the best choice for you. 

6. Head down to a beauty counter - the staff are lovely and helpful. I've never had any bad experiences and always left loving the product and feeling like it was a good choice for me. Many counters such as Mac, No7, Dior and Benefit will match you to a foundation colour free of charge. If you are buying from a brand on the high street then take a foundation you already own along with you. This will make finding a colour match so much easier and you can just compare the shades on the back of your hand. 

I hope this has made foundation shopping easier for you all. Do you have any tips to share for buying foundations?


Topshop Highlighter

Hello my lovelies, 

Today I thought I would review the topshop highlighter. Now I'm not normally one who wears highlighter, but I thought I would try this out and I love it since buying it I haven't not worn it when going out. It is a lovely colour and it gives a slight shimmer. I normally wear it under my eyebrows and on the top of the apples of my cheeks. It defiantly draws attention away from my double chin and to my eyes.

The packaging is really simple yet stylish. I love how the drawing on the box matches the actual highlighter palette. 

 Although it looks yellow it actually doesn't come up on skin like that. It just looks like shimmer or sparkling of the skin whenever it catches the light.

Have you used any topshop products? Do you like their products?



Expiration Date on Make Up.

Hello my Lovelies, How are you all doing on this cold miserable morning? Now the other day I decided to sort through my make up. I mean I'm buying new make up nearly every other week thanks to this blog and reading other amazing blogs. In the process I neglect other products I have been loyal to over the years and some got back years and I mean years. Some are that old they have crumbled yet are still useable. Yet, make up like food has expiration dates on it, yep make up goes out of date. To check you need to look at the label and the number in the little make up boz that says like 24 or 12 is telling you how many months you can use it for. So here is a run down of all products and their use by dates.

 I was shocked when I sorted through mine and found some dating back over 10 years. My mum has make up dating back to the 80s. I am going to have to sit down with her and make her throw all the old junk away. God only knows how much bacteria is on it. No I'm not one of those people who hates germs I just don't like knowing that my make up and my mums make up has a build up of bacteria and yet we still use it on our faces. It's like brushes I have to start cleaning them more often than I do and also make my mum clean hers.

So do you know how long you've had your make up for?



ELF Haul Part 2

Hello my lovelies.

As promised here is part two of my ELF collection. Now I have since found out that ELF have opened up a store in Cardiff. I'm quite far away on the other side of ENgland in fact. However, that won't stop me making a trip there one day. Anywho on to the haul as you can see I got quite a bit again, £60 worth for £30 I do love a bargain.

I got some more brushes (smudge brush, blending brush, smudge eye sponge, eyeliner brush, blending brush, eyelash and brow wand, lip defining brush) a pack of three nail varnish, mineral face primer, brush shampoo, zit zapper, cuticle pen, lip balm, eye widener and shimmer eyeliner pencil.

Some more brushes (flawless concealer, brow and lash comb, defining eye brush and another one I can't remember what.) Bronzer, two eyeshadows, clear mascara, tone correcting concealer, nail polish, concealer, all over cover stick, tinted moisturizer. 

Lip exfoliator, glitter lip gloss

Again I will do individual reviews on the products as and when I use them.



E.L.F Haul Part One.

Hello my beautiful lovely dolls, after months and months of holding back and just looking at the ELF website I decided to buy some stuff I had my eye on. I decided to buy some stuff when they had a sale on and managed to get £20 worth of free stuff on top of what I spent so in total i got £50 worth of make up for £30 (spent that much because I got free delivery if I spent over £30). So what did I get? Well take a look.

HD Powder, Make up Setting Spray, Radiance Enhancer.

Lip Gloss, Primer Eyeshadow, Shine Eraser and Setting Powder for under the eyes.

Some Brushes (concealer, crease and contour) and Toe separators.

Corrective Concealer and Complete Coverage Concealer

Some eyeshadow and Lipgloss

Some Nail Varnish 

I will do separate reviews on each of these. Plus since buying these ELF had another Sale 50% off and yes I just had to buy more stuff. I will do a part 2 for all my new stuff once it arrives.

Have you got any ELF stuff? Do you like their products?



Kelly Brook Make Up Haul

So as you can see I have quite a bit of beauty products from Kelly Brook. You can find these products at your local New a look shop. I quite like the products, I'm actually out of the mascara and one of the nail polishes. Plus I have since got more products on the way as I type this post.

I know it's a short post, but I will be doing reviews of some of the products. I would love to hear if any of you have brought any of the Kelly Brook beauty products!


Real Techniques Miracle Sponge

Hello my beautiful lovely dolls, 

I have finally managed to get my hands on one of these lovely little sponges. Now most of you will probably have already heard of them, some may have already got one. For me it took months of finding and finally during a little Christmas (yes I said the C word) shopping in Boots with my lovely mama I finally picked one up. I have only used it once and I did the cardinal sin. I used it dry *gasp* now the reason I did this was to see how my foundation went on and I must say the sponge soaked up most of the foundation so I ended up using the Real Technique Stippling brush instead.

It's a lovely little sponge, from pictures I have seen I thought it was going to be a bigger sponge, but it sits comfortably in my small hand lol. I will try it damp, not wet wet (wet), but damp. I have tried a cosmopolitan sponge but didn't like the finish it gave me. I used it damp and it still soaked up the foundation so I am hoping this sponge is different.

 As you can see from the pictures it has different surfaces and the flat surface is the one I used to do the main areas of my face and the ends I used to get into the corners of my nose and under my eyes. Areas that I can't get to properly with a brush and I don't like using my fingers to put my foundation or concealer on as I find it unhygienic even if they have been washed I still don't like it.

Overall I think this is a good little addition to my ever growing make up box and brush collection. Can not wait to use it how you are suppose to lol.

Have you got a miracle sponge? What are you opinions on it?


Join the Daxon Blogger Network

Good evening my beautiful lovely dolls,

I just wanted to let you all know about another blogger network called Daxon. Daxon are looking to reward the US and UK’s finest fashion bloggers by offering the chance to become part of their exclusive blogger network.

So who are they? Well here it is in their own words "We have launched the Daxon VIP Blogger Network in order to communicate with online fashion bloggers and to keep them up to date with our latest seasons’ products and ranges.
Our aim is to share our brand and culture of expert design with a community of likeminded bloggers and to feature and support some of the dedicated bloggers currently writing about fashion and the world of online shopping!" For more info check out their site here
Daxon are a classic catalogue, much like the Next ones thicker than most phone books your mum used to order as a kid...come on, you know exactly what I mean! While most catalogues are focused on the older generations Daxon have a healthy mix for all ages. After browsing their site I have a list of stuff I want to buy. In particular this bag, when I saw this I thought it is perfect for work as it holds everything including my iPad and laptop together lol.

Check out their site www.daxon.co.uk


Epilepsy Curse, Disorder or Disease??

Hello my beautiful lovely dolls,

Today I'm going to step away from fashion and make up for the moment and talk about lifestyle, particularly my lifestyle. You see I have epilepsy and it fascinates me how ignorant and misinformed some people are about the condition.

I have lived with epilepsy since I was 13, yes at first I was upset I even cried to my dad that I didn't want to have epilepsy. Why? I hear you ask. Well for starters I didn't want to be considered different from my friends, I didn't want them treating me differently, I didn't want to have the seizures, I also felt that I wouldn't be able to go to concerts and when I was old enough to clubs and I also wanted to drive. Something I wouldn't be able to do until the seizures were under control.

However, as the years went on I was told that I would be able to go clubbing with friends and to concerts as my type of epilepsy wasn't affected by flashing lights, something I thought was the only thing to affect epilepsy. I wasn't treated differently by my friends in fact some even took the time to research the condition and see what it was they were supposed to do if they ever saw me have a seizure. This came into practice during a maths lesson when I suddenly fell out of my seat and started making noises. All the "popular" girls screamed and started crying, yet one of my friends was able to tell the teacher what was happening and they called the first aider and when I came round I thought I had fallen asleep which I was so panicky about lol.

Anyways, I grew out of it or I thought I did, during an AS exam I ended up having another seizure after been seizure free for two years, which meant my dreams of learning to drive were quashed again. I was also put back on my Anti Epileptic Drugs (AEDs) and was told my epilepsy was probably hormonal related as well as affected by lack of sleep, lack of food and lack of non alcoholic fluid. Yet they still can't be sure. I have most recently had one outside of work falling on the public footpath and cutting my head. Thankfully a nice Samaritan stayed with me until I came round. First thing I did was check to see if I still had my phone and purse. I know terrible to think that someone would mug me whilst going through that. Thankfully I still had them on me, my dad came to pick me up and the second I got home my mum phoned for an ambulance. I am happy to say I wasn't that badly injured, just a grazed knee and bump to the end I also ended up with a black eye the next day lol.

So going back to the post title epilepsy has been thought of many ways, in the victorian times I would have been considered to be possessed or a witch so many were hanged, in the 1920s I would have been sent to a mental institution and would have had shock therapy. Some would have even said I was cursed and that God hated me and that was the reason I was like I am. Then when research developed a bit more they saw it as a disorder something which I first called it, but then I thought of it as a condition and nothing more. I am living with a condition end of, yet most recently I read an article saying Epilepsy is a disease, why? Well for many reasons, some being it is progressive, it can cause death, it affects pregnancy (something I am looking into more as I'm at an age where I think of having my own family), also there is no cure for it and therefore is considered a none contagious neurological disease. Yet I still believe in my heart that it is not a disease and I think the photo below really hits to what is. Some people are really ignorant when it comes to this condition. I saw a woman in Boots have a seizure and no one but me helped her. I calmed her down and told her what had happened and that she had a cut lip. I told her she hadn't had an accident in terms of wetting herself (something some people do when having a seizure I'm not one of them thankfully).

Did you know that the ribbon for epilepsy is awareness? Strange to think that as it's my favourite colour and I live with epilepsy. I do not suffer from it like some people think we do. Far from it, those who have Epilepsy live with it, they go about their normal lives they have no limitations. They or rather we live our lives like any one else. We do not suffer as we do not have pain every day, we do once we have a seizure, but we LIVE with the CONDITION. Not disease or disorder or curse but condition.

November is Epilepsy awareness month, will you be wearing the purple ribbon or a purple piece of clothing to raise awareness. I do every year, I'm an advocate for Epilepsy Action as well as being an advocate for Breakthrough Breast cancer. Two conditions that I hold close to my heart and like the photo below says, Brains are as equally important as Boobs. Which reminds me are you checking your bangers regularly? Give them some TLC each month Touch, do the feel different Look do they look different? is there a change in shape, texture, colour? Check see if there are other signs and look them up.

Who do you wear purple for? Do you live with epilepsy or know someone who does?



Eye Types and Eye Liner.

Hello my beautiful lovely dolls, hope you are all well and keeping warm in this horrible cold weather Today I am going to be talking about the eyes, now people say the eyes are the windows to the soul. I feel that a persons eyes can be the main focus on a person. They are after all one of the first things someone sees, so I am going to focus on the different types of eyeliners, the colours you should be reaching for and how to apply them for your eye shape.

I love eyeliner. It helps to define an eye and in some case can - if put on right - can change the shape of an eye. Now if I don’t have eyeliner on I don't feel presentable, it doesn't even have to be much, just a little bit of colour to define my eyes. I love how it can change the way you feel & look instantly & how it can be taken from day to night without having to faff around for ages; just a simple line/flick & you can create a much more dramatic look.

Eye Shapes

We all have our favourite style of eyeliner (I myself am partial to a thin line with a bolder flick), but there are ways we should be lining our eyes to make the most of them. So here are some handy little pictures & words (well I think they are anyway)

If these are your eyes, then you can wear eyeliner how you bloody well wish as you have the perfect eye shape to pull anything off. 

For the best look draw a thin line from the inner corner of the eye on your top lashes to the ends. On your lower lashes line from the middle to the outer edge then smudge. 


For your eyes to appear further apart concentrate on drawing attention to the outer corners of your eyes. Use dark shades on the outer corners of the eye (going for a smudged look) & use a lighter eyeliner on the inner corners. 

The opposite to close-set eyes, you want to use a dark colour on the inner corners to make the eyes appear closer together, & fade the colour out towards the outer corners of your eyes. Avoid any style that will make your eyes appear longer in width (such as large flicks) as this will make your eyes appear further apart. 


As we all know there are plenty of different types of eyeliners, so here is a little run down of them. 

The makeup bag favorite, no matter if you love it or loathe it, we all have a couple floating around (my personal recommendation is the Urban Decay 24/7 ones.) These are generally what most people find easiest to use & are perfect to use when getting the hang of applying & wearing eyeliner if you are just starting out.

Ok so not technically eyeliner as such, but I love the different colours of eyeshadows so tend to use them to line my lower lashes. They don't tend to last as long as eye liner & cannot be used on your water line, as for a start it will just wear off straight away & it could also lead to sore eyes.

Liquid Liner
I love liquid liner, especially for a night out as it gives a more defined line & you can get quite creative. The only down side is that it’s a little trickier to apply so you do need to practice, for me the felt tip style ones are easier than the bottled liners, but it is all down to personal preference. A little tip here is to mark 3 dots (inner corner, centre & outer corner) on the lash line, then using short brush strokes join them up working from inner to outer eye. I love Revlon Colourstay; as it does not budge or transfer onto my eyelids.

I haven’t used too many Gel eyeliners so I doubt I could give you a perfect recommendation here, although I do quite like the E.L.F one in Gunmetal. So these come in little pots & you apply these using a brush (usually an angled brush). Again, like liquid liners they can be a bit tricky at first so you do need to practice. Also these can smudge quite easy, which isn't great if you want a sleek look, but perfect for a smudged smoky eye look.


Usually the season determines what colours I go for, normally I like silver or grey all over then black on the outside for like a evening smokey eye look. However, during the day in the summer I like pinks or peach colours with a nice thin line of eye liner think 1950s still aka Mad Men make up. In the winter it will be more deeper colours like purple or dusky pink again with eyeliner. There are certain colours which will really make your eyes stand out though & make em’ look extra pweety. So here is a little guide to the colours you should be wearing for your eye colour:

You can wear all colours (like me) you lucky begger you.

Purple, Bronze, Brown & Gold

Purple, Brown & Charcoal

Charcoal, Brown & Navy

As a little tip a white or nude colour on the inner lower line will make your eyes look bigger. Who doesn't want lovely big doll eyes ey.

I hope you enjoyed the post & found some of it useful. At the end of the day makeup is all about what makes you feel good, so if any of the above isn't what makes you feel good, then ignore me :) Makeup is about you & what makes you look & feel a million quid.

Do you have a preferred colour or style if so what is it?
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