Saturday, 5 April 2014

Celebration Giveaway Time :)

Hey there everyone! :)

To celebrate my start in the YouTube world, I have decided to have a little giveaway!

Whoop Whoop!!! :D

Below are the prizes 


I'm giving away one Sleek i-Divine Vintage Romance Palette and the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser!

This giveaway is open internationally! 
To enter the giveaway, follow the rules mentioned in the Rafflecopter and follow me here on GFC or BlogLovin :)




Goodluck to you all :)

Lily :) x

Sunday, 23 March 2014

First YouTube Video! :)

Hey guys!

I'm excited to announce that I have finally made a YouTube video! 

YAY! 

I have wanted to start my own Beauty channel for a very long time.
Hope you all enjoy it - Let me know what you all think!

Lily :) xoxo

Discovery Club - Spring Edition

Hey there ladies!
Hope you're all having a great weekend.

I'm so excited for tomorrow because me, my cousin and 2 of my closest friends are going to a Jason Derulo concert in London! Can't wait to see his awesome dance moves! :)

Today's post will be about this month's Discovery Club. This is a box that you only pay £5 for per every quarter. You get a couple of perfume samples in the box.  




This is a great way to test out the latest fragrances on the market and because this box if a product of Fragrance Direct, within the box you get a booklet inside which gives you information about each fragrance you get and also discount vouchers if you wish to buy a full sized product.

Okay okay...enough babbling from me - here's the goodies!



The samples I got are:
  • Guerlain
    La Petite Robe Noire Couture - Eau de Parfum

  • Givenchy
    Very Irresistible L'Eau en Rose - Eau de Toilette

  • Lacoste
    Eau de Lacoste Sensuelle - Eau de Parfum

  • Thierry Mugler
    Alien Eau Extraordinaire - NEW Eau de Toilette

  • Elie Saab
    L'Eau Couture - Eau de Toilette

  • Valentino
    Uomo - Eau de Toilette

  • Loewe
    Solo Sport - Eau de Toilette



In this edition, I got 7 samples. Sometimes I would get 6 or even one time I got 9! 
I have smelt some of these and they smell really good!!!

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Hope you enjoyed the read ladies :)
Enjoy your week ahead,

Lily :) x

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Maybelline Big Eyes Volum' Express Mascara First Impressions

Hey there everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend. I sure did. Spent some quality time with family and chilled. Love having the weekends off. I used to work on the weekends and would have loved having the weekends off. Since I started my new job, I get weekends off. Yay! :) 
Today is such lovely weather to! Nice and sunny!


Today's post is going to be about this awesome mascara!
I first heard about this from a beauty guru on YouTube, but I couldn't get my hands on it because at the time it was not launched in the UK yet. So when it finally arrived here to the UK stores, I immediately got my hands on it the next chance I got. I was just really attracted to the concept of having that lower lash applicator combination. It's like having 2 products in one! 



So, it comes with double ended applicators. One for the top lashes and one for the bottom lashes. I tried it out for the first time today and to be honest, I like it!

Below are some photo's of how the mascara looks like on me (please excuse the crazy eyebrows - need to get them done again soon):

Without mascara:

With the Maybelline Big eyes Mascara:



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Overall opinion:

I am quite impressed with this mascara! I am really glad I purchased it. Based on this first use, I can tell I will really like this. The volume it gives is really good! My favourite type of mascara is the really big and volumous ones - therefore, this is right up my alley :)

Applying mascara to the bottom lashes is kind of new to me, I don't usually put mascara on my bottom lashes on a daily basis. I have never had a tiny mascara for that purpose anyways. So this product is good because it comes with the tiny applicator specially for the bottom lashes which I think turned out pretty good overall. 

Maybelline has done it again! They have a really good line of mascara's and many different kinds which I'm sure would cater for a wide variety of audience. Happy with my purchase!

Do you also have this mascara? What is your opinion on it?

Have a great week everyone! :)

Lily :) x

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Face of the Day :)

Hey there everyone!

Did you all have a good weekend? Weekends just fly by so quickly these days!

Yesterday I had a great time with my friend in town just having a good catch up as I havn't seen her for ages. Fortunately the weather was great. The sun was out and it didn't rain. 

Below is the make up I had on for the day :)



Products Used:

  • Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
  • Benefit Erase Paste (shade no.2)
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Gel Foundation 
  • Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder (shade: 001 Transparent)
  • Rimmel London Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer
  • Naked 2 Palette (shades: Half Baked, Busted and Bootycall)
  • NYX Cosmetics Glossy Black Liner
  • Loreal Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara
  • Benefit Instant Brow Pencil (shade: medium)
  • Artdeco Clear Lash and Brow Gel
  • HD Brows Blusher (shade: 2)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray
  • Seventeen Lip Crayon 


Saturday, 15 February 2014

February Love Me Beauty Box!

Hey there everyone :)

I know last time I said that I was going to unsubscribe to beauty boxes but this month it automatically took payment before I cancelled it properly, so I had to get a box lol.  I am now determined to cancel this subscription properly this month. So we will see :)

Anyways, can't complain with getting some extra goodies. Thought I would share the details on the contents of this months Love Me Beauty Box - Valentine's Day Edition 03.

Let's get going! :D


Percy and Reed
No-Fuss Flawlessness
Dry Conditioner

Full price: £12 for 150 ml
(I received a full size)

Well, this is different. I have tried dry shampoo but I have never tried a dry conditioner. I am a person that just uses shampoo. I don't pair it up with a conditioner. So, I guess this will be good to try after I come out the bath with my wet hair. 


La Claree
Gentle Cleansing

Full Price: £15 for 150ml
(I received a 1 fl.oz. sized product)

This sample is so cute! The tin-like lid reminds me of a those glass jars that you would find washed up on the sea and there would be a secret message inside from someone. Only in movies ofcourse, but you get what I mean lol.
It's always good to cleanse your skin and this one sounds good. I have also not tried a cleansing milk per say. This one claims to be smooth, soft and non-greasy. 


Dr Bragi
Age management Moisturiser

Full Price: £15 for 5ml
(I received a 5ml sized sample)

First of all, can I say how over priced this product is. It's £15 for such a small size! Maybe this is a high end brand, I have never heard of them though. 



Nip + Fab 
Dry Leg Fix

For some reason, my information card does not say anything about this product. So maybe this is the "mystery" product. I have heard about this brand. I have also received other products from them in one of my previous month's Glossybox and also got a product from a Cosmopolitan magazine. Must still get round to using it though! I am so lazy with skin care! mehhh! :(


Murad
Osmolyte Tonic

I have received quite a few products from this brand from previous beauty box editions. This is a spray with can boost the hydration for  face. I have just sprayed some on my face now. It smells very refreshing! :)
This product was also not mentioned in the information card, don't know why! :S



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So that is all my goodies from this month's Love Me Beauty box. I am kind of dissappointed with the contents though, but only because it claims to be a Valentine's Edition box but the majority of the products is all skin care. The products don't really correlate to the Valentine's theme at all. 

However, the products themselves look really good and of good quality :)

Keep well everyone!

Lily :) x

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Valentine's Day Inspired Nails!

Hey there ladies!

I know, I know, it has been a good long while since I have posted anything on my blog. Once again, things have been so so busy! 

First of all, I have started a new job and it's going really well. I feel so happy that I have finally moved on to another job after working in a food place for around 4 years! 

Now, I work for a printing and graphics company, which is more along the lines of the type of career that I wanted to get in to. It's an apprenticeship. So, I was so happy that I got the position I even cried when I got the good news lol. 

Second of all, my awesome cousin arrived here in the UK around a week ago. She's living here with me, so I have been hanging out with her and helping her get settled nicely here in England. She is as crazy as me, so we are more like sisters :) 

She also has her own beauty blog, you can see that HERE and her BlogLovin' profile is HERE.

Anyways! 

Back to the topic at hand...

Valentine's Day is coming up shortly, this Friday to be exact!
Do you ladies have any plans? 


I decided to get my creative mind going and make a very simple, yet very cute valentine's day inspired nail art design. 


This look is very simple, only using three different colours. You are more than welcome to use your own colours though. I used two tools to help me create the hearts and the XO letters. I used the dotting tool to make the heart shapes. And a thin detail brush to draw the XO letters. 

To easily make the heart shapes with the dotting tool, all you need to do is make three dots and connect the up. Two dots in line next to each other and one dot further down. Almost like an outline of the important points of making a triangle. 

The nail polishes I used were:
  • Sally Hansen Double Duty Base and Top Coat (base coat)
  • Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint - Shade: Blood Orange
  • Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint - Shade: Dragon
  • Collection 103 French White
  • Seche Vite Top Coat



And voila! 
Very simple and very cute! 

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Comment below if you have any questions or show me some of your Valentine's Day nail designs - I would love to see them :)

Have a great week everyone!

Lily :) x