Everyday Makeup | Festive Twist

I thought I'd share a super simple makeup look with you guys that's perfect to pair with any dark or bold lip colour for this time of year. I personally like to wear this during the day since it's light eye makeup and I usually wear a smokey eye at night timeout you do you! You could also wear this for a festive party maybe with some winged liner!
I started by doing just my standard face makeup and filling in my eyebrows which I don't change on a daily basis. Next I took my Urban Decay Naked palette which I use most days to do my eyes. From the palette I mixed the 2 lightest colours 'virgin' and 'sin' and applied that all over my lids. This just really brightens up my eyes. Next I took 'buck' and blended that through my crease to add some shape and depth. 'Buck' is such a perfect crease shade, I tend to use it in almost all my looks as it just blends everything together so so well. 
Finally instead of using an eyeliner I decided to take the darkest colour 'creep' on an angled brush and run it along my lash line then blend over it with a fluffy brush. This is a lot quicker than using a liquid liner but still add some definition and makes your lashes look fuller. With that same fluffy brush I just go over the whole eye and make sure everything's blended together. 
Then I curled my lashes and applied some of my absolute favourite masacra, the Maybelline Big Eyes Volum'Express in waterproof. This holds a curl perfectly and stays on all day long. For everyday I don't normally wear bottom mascara just because I like to keep it very minimal and keep my under eyes very clean and awake looking. 
Then for my lips I used a favourite amoung all beauty euthanuas', it's MAC's 'Diva' lipstick. This is a beautiful deep matte red shade which is quite vampy. It stays on really well for being such a dark colour and considering it's a matte formula it isn't overly drying on the lips. I mentioned before on another post but I good dupe for this lipstick is Rimmel London's lip liner in 063 'Black Tulip', it's a much cheaper alternative! 

What is your go to lip colour for this time of year?
Hope you guys enioyed!
Love, Julie xx

(Ps, sorry for the crappy photos, my laptops been broke for a while so unable to use my camera for pictures and having to use my phone camera.. Hopefully it'll be sorted soon..)


Quick Festive Nails | imPress Manicure

Just a little nail help here. I've always been big into nail polish, I own a lot but I've recently started to dabble with false nails a little more and I'm loving it. I tried these Impress press on manicure nails and was pleasantly surpirsed. 
'Rated R'
'Peach Shimmer'
When I thought of press on nails I saw the crappy little bits of plastic I had when I was younger that popped off after 10 minutes when I tried to lift something. These nails stay on super well even while I'm working wih jewellery and clasps all day and look like professional gel nails! I thought they were the perfect fix for your nails especially at this time of year if you have somewhere fancy to go or just want to feel a little but more polished and finished than usual. They take only a few minutes to apply and you don't have to wait around for nail polish to dry and pray it doesn't smudge while you're getting ready. They also come in some really cool designs and from tonnes of brands which I'll definitely be picking up! The 2 I show here are normally £5.99 and £7.99 for the glitter ones which is a little pricey to be wearing them all the time but a nice pamper every so often without the price tag of getting them done professionally. 

Have you tried any press on nails before?
Hope you guys enjoyed!
Love, Julie  xx


TAG | You're It

Can you really believe it's December, Christmas is now just round the corner! *internal screaming*
I really wanted to post something today but not have it relate to Christmas so I found a tag that I saw  TooClothesForComfort write not too long ago and really liked, so here's mine! (Ps you should definitely check out her blog she does fantastic posts!)

1. What is the product you've wanted for the longest time? 
Hm probably Nars Laguna bronzer or a Nars duo eyeshadow. Nars is so difficult to get hold of near me and I hate ordering makeup online! 

2. If you had to wear only one foundation for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Definitely Revlon Colourstay for normal/dry skin. It sits perfect on my skin, gives amazing coverage and is such a great price!

3. Your house is burning down, which product do you grab first?
Of couse if my house was burning down I probably wouldn't be thinking about my makeup but in the back of my mind I would definitely be wanting to save my Urban Decay original Naked palette. If I ever lost it I would repurchase it instantly.

4. What is your lastest 'empty' product?
Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser, it's been my staple moisturiser for a while now.

5. What quote(s) do you live by?
'A tiger doesn't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep' came to mind but there's probably another.

6. If you could only buy makeup from one brand, which brand would it be?
Oooh I feel like recently for drugstore makeup Maybelline has really been on top for me. Overall though no one brand comes to mind, still have a lot of makeup and brands to try out!

7. Which type of beauty products do you buy the most of? 
Without a doubt lip products! Brands are always coming out wih new lip crayons and stains etc that I want to see how they work! 

8. How long have you been wearing makeup for?
Hm probably around 5 years, since I was about 13 which looking back was pretty young.. 

9. If you could be any mythical creature, what would you be?
100% a unicorn, no doubt about it. They're just fabulous.

I'm not gonna tag anyone specific but feel free to do these questions! Let me know if you do decide to do this tag I'd love to read it!

Hope you guys enjoyed!
Love, Julie xx 


My New Youtube Love | Carrie Hope Fletcher

For quite a while I've been stuck in a bit of a youtube rut, I'm subscribed to and love watching so many different channels whether they have millions of subscribers or a couple thousand. However when it came to British youtubers I was only really subscribed to the hugely popular channels such as Zoella, Tanya Burr, Marcus Butler etc.. I still love these channels but recently I've been branching out slightly. After Louise (aka a SprinkleofGlitter) showed Jack Howard in many a video I soon found myself watching all his old videos and really truly loving them. Jack is huge on youtube but his content was a little different to what I normally watched so I'd never found myself watching him before. He mentioned Carrie in a recent video and I wondered why I'd never checked her out since I'd known who she was for quite a while so I ventured on over to ItsWayPastMyBedtime, and oh my goodness... I had seriously been missing out! 
Carrie just makes me smile. She's truly a beautiful person inside and out. She could talk about what she ate for tea last night and make it sound poetic. I'm yet to watch all her videos (which I will get around to!) but so far my favourite video has been 'To My Sixteen Year Old Self'. It's just so lovely to watch and I may have teared up slightly.... Carrie makes it seem like she's only talking to you through the camera, like she's giving big sisterly advice which is hard not to adore. 
So far this is what I have learnt about her, 
     -she's extremely talented at singing and songwriting to name a few 
     - a Disney fan esp of Tangled (something we share)
     - a book enthusiast  
     - also a cake fanatic and tea drinker
And yes she is Tom from McFly's sister..

Ehm is there somewhere I can apply to be Carrie's best friend oooor..? 

Pleaseeeeee check out her channel if like me you hadn't before!! And if you're having a bit of a crappy day her videos will definitely work as a pick me up. 
(You should also check out Jack Howard too, he's hilarious and makes fab content) 

What's your favorite video of Carrie's you think I should check out?
Hope you guys enjoyed!
Love, Julie xx


Soap&Glory Makeup | First Impressions

So I'm sure you guys all know that quite a while ago Soap&Glory released a makeup line that's pretty popular. 
finally got round to picking up a few bits the other day and thought I'd share my first impressions. 
First up is the Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Bashful. These have been raved about by youtubers such as FleurdeForce and Gabby from Velvetghost. My first thought was that it's quite similar to the Revlon Lip Butters in colour pay off and feeling on the lips, great for people who love the look of a slight glossy lip without the sticky feeling. I chose the colour Bashful which is the pale pink of the range, great for every day wear and perfect to throw on throughout the day to add a little bit of colour to your face and make yourself look more refreshed. Can't wait to see how the lasting power is and how it wears throughout the day.

The second thing I picked up was the Solar Powder Bronzer. Again many people have been talking about this bronzer saying how great it is for contouring and adding some natural colour to your face. I tried it out when I first got it and the colour is perfect, not too orange or muddy on my face, definitely doesn't make you look like an Oompa Loompa! Also has great pigmentation, don't have to be overly cautious when applying.

Overall I have some pretty high hopes for these products and will definitely be putting them to the test over the next few weeks. Maybe you'll see them in a future blog post if they become a staple of mine! Will be checking out more of the Soap&Glory range soon. 

Have you tried any of the S&G makeup? 
What are your fav S&G products?

Hope you guys enjoyed!
Love, Julie xx