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Friday, 30 December 2011

Christmas gifts…

BLACK ZARA BAGESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR MAXIMUMWOLF T SHIRTELEPHANT RINGVANS
Black leather Zara tote bag
Black/green ASOS faux fur stole
Estee lauder double wear maximum cover foundation
Benefit moon beam
Oversized green hoodie
Wolf t-shirt
Various jewels
Classic black Vans
So after uhming and ahhing on whether or not to actually do a ‘Christmas gifts’ post, I decided to go ahead & just do it because quiet a few of you wanted to see & I have really enjoyed looking at/reading about what other people got this year. So these were my main presents of Liam & my family (I also received an abundance of chocolate, Super 8, which I am so excited to watch, & thank’s to Liam, I finally own Binks new album & Billy Talent III :) I am a very happy, spoilt, bunny!)

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! :)

Speak soon <3

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Nails & waves…

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Watch if you fancy having a laugh at my croaky voice & here me ramble about Christmas & video plans lol & maybe if you want to see how I did my nails ;)
Pink fizz, Models Own
Mint green, Barry M
Black & pink glitter ebay nail art pens
Yesterday we went to a little city not to far from us called San Sebastian with out friend Jon. It’s such a pretty little place & right by the sea. Loads of people travel there to go surfing, as you can see, the waves get pretty big. We didn’t do any surfing ourselves as it is the middle of December & too cold haha, maybe in the summer? :)

I know I haven’t really been on the ball with blogging & YouTube over the past week or so but I have been feeling pretty crappy :/ My throat feels like death & my voice sounds horrendous on camera because of it! Ah well, I have been filming bits & bobs for the Christmassy/festive vlog I have planned & I will be filming more when we get back to England next week so I will hopefully be able to edit & post that soon. :) I really can’t wait to go home for a bit. :)

I hope you are all well & getting into the festive spirit. :) Gotta love this time of year! :)

ALSO, THE LOVELY SOPHIE OF ‘LITTLE ME’ HAS BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU ALL 20% DISCOUNT BY USING THE CODE ‘EFFIESMAKEUPBOX’ :) AWESOMENESS :) THANK YOU SOPHIE!

Speak soon <3

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Little me…

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Dalmatian peter pan collar: Little Me
Cross & skull bracelet: BATOKO
Polo shirt: Lyle & Scott
I have been wanting to add some Dalmatian print to my wardrobe for some time now but I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to get. I was contemplating getting the Topshop loafers for a while but I just thought they would dirty easily, especially in the winter weather, so decided against them, for now ;)

But look what I got instead! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it! After umming & aahing for a little while, I finally caved & bought it. I am so glad I did, it’s such a great little winter update for summer t'-shirts & it looks so lovely worn over a good old chunky knit! I actually think it gives my old Lyle & Scott a refreshing new wintery look.

Speak soon <3

Monday, 28 November 2011

FOLLOW, FOLLOW...



OK, so I have been trying to sort out my blog on bloglovin tonight & it has been pretty fucked for a while eg, new posts not showing etc etc so yeah, go & follow me! ;)



While & here I might as well link you up to all my other shizz to so you can follow me everywhere. lol


<3

Sunday, 27 November 2011

DIY velvet turban…

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Fish face fast my new fave face to pull ;)Turban(d): DIY
Jumper: Primark mens (via ebay)
Necklaces: BATOKO & H! by Henry Holland
Quartz ring: Fun Forever

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OK so a bunch of random pictures for you there & you can’t really see the turban(d) that well but if you want to see how I made it then go & check out my DIY video! :) I’m still kind of obsessed with making videos at the moment ahaha, I have another DIY one ready for next week & I’m planning on doing a few more nail tutorials soon too. Also if you have any requests, don’t be afraid to ask me, I’m nice, honest. :)

Hope you are all well, I am actually getting really excited for Christmas. We head home on the 18th December yay! Can’t wait to see the fam & my baby :)

Speak soon <3

Sunday, 20 November 2011

DIY velvet shorts…

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Jumper: H&M
Velvet shorts: DIY
Tights: Primark
Belt: New Look
Cross & skull bracelet: BATOKO
Spike necklace: Henry Holland @ Debenhams
Spazzy fish face: ALL MINE BABY ;)

So I have been lusting over velvet loads recently & I have wanted a pair of velvet shorts for so long but I am just not willing tot part with my money at Topshop, so instead, I bought some velvet leggings/pants from ebay for £1 & made my own! Snazzy, eigh? ;) I love them!

If you want to see how I made them, then take a look at my little DIY video! :)

Speak soon <3

Friday, 11 November 2011

HD BROWS PALETTE…


Back at the beginning of September, the lovely girls from Glossybox got in touch with me & were kind enough to send me their September Glossybox free of charge so that I could share it with ‘effiesmakeupbox’ readers. However, with everything that has been going on I just didn’t get chance to sort out doing a proper Glossybox post which I feel quite bad about. Anyway, it’s obviously way too late for me to blog about the September Glossybox now so, I thought it would be best if I reviewed Septembers ‘star product’ which is, quite obviously, the HD Brows palette.

I have seen quite a few HD Brow palette reviews on other blogs but I thought I’d throw in my two cents anyway as I have been using it every day since I got it & I feel I have trailed it long enough to be able to show you guys how I have been using it & tell you quickly & clearly, exactly what you need to know about the HD brows palette!
HD BROWS PALETTE 1
HD BROWS 3TOPSHOP ANGLED BRUSHEYEBROWS WITH HD PALETTE
 HOW I FILL IN MY EYEBROWS WITH HD BROWS:1. ‘BEFORE’. As you can see, I have nothing on my eyebrows & they are a horrible, straggly mess.
2. I start by shaping my eyebrows with ‘ASH BROWN’. As it’s the lightest, it’s the best shade to create a decent guideline without being to bold.
3. I then fill in my eyebrows with ‘WARM BROWN’ as it is the closest match my hair colour & best suits my skin tone.
4. I fill in any areas that need ‘extra shadow’ eg, the gap right under my eyebrows, with ‘CARBON’. Using a slightly darker colour makes the gap look less obvious & more natural than if I were only to use ‘ASH BROWN’ & ‘WARM BROWN’.

& wal ah! Perfectly shaped eyebrowz ;)

SHORT & SWEET, ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HD BROWS PALETTE:As you can see from the pictures, the formula is pretty good! It’s buildable, insanely pigmented, it blends easily, the palette doubles up as an eye shadow quad (which is fab if you’re like me & only like wearing minimal neutral eye shadow), it doesn’t look cakey (which is more than can be said for most eyebrow pencils.) & it LASTS.SO.LONG!!!

If you want to see the HD brow palette in action, just watch my little video ;)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

DIY studded collar…

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LOLZ I look a bit of a retard in these pictures but hey, at least I got to show off my nails again. ;) Hope you like my mini DIY & my little video :) I’m off to eat chinese food…

Speak soon <3

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Rabbit nails…

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White: no brand :/
Yellow: Barry M, Yellow
Green: Models Own, Aciiied
Blue: Barry M, Cyan Blue
Pink: Models Own, Pink Punch
Orange: Models Own, Tangerine Queen
Pink (in ears): Models Own, Pastel Pink
Black: Natural Collection liquid eyeliner
So I’m sure you have all already seen nails like these all over the interwebz after Wildfox’s S/S 10 collection?( I think?) Anyway, I have always liked the design & thought it would be fun to try them out myself I didn’t want to copy them exactly so I thought It would be cool to give the bunnies different glasses instead of all heart shaped ones. ^_^ What do you think? :)

Also, I finally uploaded a video to YouTube so go & watch it goddamnit! ;)

Saturday, 29 October 2011

My HALLOWEEN nails…

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Hahaha, the last picture wasn’t meant to be so blurry but it actually turned out looking pretty sweet!
Pink: Models Own, Pink Punch
White: no brand :/
Black: Natural Collection liquid eyeliner
Top coat: Natural Collection, Crystal Clear
OK so I have spent the last few weeks trying out all different kinds of Halloween nail designs & trying to do something a little different than the ‘usual’ pumpkin/blood dripping/spider web nails that normally fill up blog & YT feeds around this time of year. I finally decided on these beauts & they were surprisingly easy to do too! :)

I am actually gutted that we are not home for Halloween this year because they don’t really do much here to celebrate at all & if you know me, you will know that Halloween is one of my (& Liams) favourite ‘holidays’ so we are pretty jealous of all you guys at home who get to celebrate properly. My Mum has apparently rented a gothic vampire costume to wear to a fancy dress that she is going to with the rest of my family which sounds pretty awesome, I can’t wait to see the pictures!

On the plus side, I did get to draw a couple of Halloween worksheets for Liam to use in his lessons at school which was fun, & we managed to find a pumpkin to carve (even if it is the smallest one in the world) so I guess it’s not all bad. ;)

It would be great if you could send me your links to any Halloween posts you have done, as you know, I have pretty much been out of the blogging ‘loop’ for frick knows how long (WAH) & I would love to read some of your ‘Halloween’ shizzle!

PS: Would someone be kind enough to buy & send me the Primark black leather pleated skirt? (You know the one I mean? in a size 8) obvs I'd send you the money & pay for postage :) & I will give a months free advertising to the sender as a thankyou :) I am in desperate need of a leather skirt in my life & the Primark here is a million miles away WAH!!! :)
Speak soon <3

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Banana nail tutorial…

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*Firstly, sorry for the shoddiness of the photos. It was late so the lighting in the hotel room was naff :/*
Blue: Barry M ‘turquoise’
Pink: Models Own ‘pink punch’
Dark yellow: Barry M ‘yellow’
Light yellow: Models Own ‘lemon sherbet’
Black: Natural Collection liquid eyeliner
So just a little update whilst we still have the internet. :) You may have seen on twitter the other day that I painted my nails in ‘celebration’ of us finding a flat, ( I don’t know why I chose bananas, I just wanted a little change from my usual leopard print that I seem to have been wearing all the time recently. :/ ) We move in tomorrow morning! ^_^ It’s only small but it’s really cute & best of all, it’s pretty cheap! ^_^ I can’t wait to show you guys! would it be sad if I did a ‘flat tour’ video? Ahaha :)
*ps: I might be a little MIA for the next week or so whilst we get the internet sorted in our flat. Thank you for sticking around ;)*

Friday, 9 September 2011

Lipstick mix…

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Check out my wonky front teeth ;)
Barry M: Palest lavender
Topshop: Brighton rock
I bought Barry M ‘palest lavender’ the other week basically just because I fancied trying out a purple lipstick because I thought it might me a nice contrast with my hair…& to be honest, it doesn’t look all that great on me on it’s own as you can see. lol As Lauren put it, you end up looking like a Titanic victim! lol

So after a little while of deciding how to wear it/what to do with it, I finally found it’s perfect ‘lipstick partner’ in Topshop ‘Brighton rock’. Layered together they make the most perfect violet pink!

Also, just a quick note…HOW FREAKING HARD IS IT TO TAKE DECENT ‘LIP’ PICTURES?!?!?!?! FML! Kudos to all you beauty bloggers who make it look a breeze because it most certainly is not! ahhaa!

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

WAAAAAAAAH!!!…

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I’m going to sound really shallow when I say this but hey, breaking this MSF was one of the most devastating moments of my life. I actually cried. Sad, I know, but hey it cost me a fair few pennies!

As you have probably already guessed, the first mini montage of pictures is of my MAC Wonder Woman mineralise skin finish in all it’s brand new glory back in March, when it was all still in one piece. All I can at is that I was pretty ‘lucky’ that the highlighter sections didn’t fall out, otherwise, I would have been pretty screwed.

After I had mourned my beloved bronzer, ahaha, memories of numerous ‘how to fix powder make-up’ videos came flooding back! I watched a few & noticed that everyone was using something called ‘rubbing’ alcohol to, in effect, stick the powder back together. I then got all sad again because I didn’t have any of this ‘rubbing’ alcohol & I read somewhere that regular alcohol like vodka doesn’t work. :( Anyway, after sulking for a little while longer, I remembered that hand sanitiser has alcohol in it! YAY! I wasn’t sure if it would work but I thought I would try it anyway, just to see… & IT FREAKING WORKED LIKE A DREAM!!! ^_^ (even though it looks like a smeary poop.)

Moral of the story kids…don’t kick your make-up bag half way across the room when your angry, you will break your stuff! lol

Speak soon <3