Bank holiday has been and gone. It was epic, alcohol fuelled and full of laughter. The sun was shining over the weekend (not so sunny today though *Shakes fist at Scottish weather*) and my makeup was on fleek for a night out. Naturally, when one's makeup is 'on fleek' (At almost 30 years old, I'm not too old to say that right?) photographic evidence is required. Here is said evidence and how I achieved the look...

Here's a list of the products I used:

BASE:
Too Faced HangoverX Primer
L'oreal True Match Foundation
Sephora Gel Concealer
Nars Mineral Powder
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in 'Strip'
Mac 'Lightscapade' Highlighter

EYES:
Stila 'In The Know' Palette shades 'Driftwood' for all over, 'Fire' in the crease and 'Earth' in the outer corners.
Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner
L'oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara
Ardell Wispies Eyelashes
Kiss Eyelash Adhesive

BROWS:
Anastastia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade
Maybelline Brow Gel

LIPS:
Essence Longlasting Lipstick '06'

I didn't do anything fancy. If I'm honest, I just thought I'd put a set of false lashes on and hope that looked alright but as I started putting a few more products on I couldn't help but go all out GLAAAAAAMM! haha!

Hope you like the look!

H x

Bank Holiday Glam

8.31.2016

If you're going through 'that time' of the month, are preggo or are just 'at that age' then you will know that Horomones are the devils work.  Only other women could possibly understand how it feels and no-one in their right mind dare cross us when we're 'suffering. Here are 10 things only hormonal girls will relate to.


1 - If someone asks you 'What's wrong?' the answer to that question might just be enough to get you locked up with murder charges. What could possibly be wrong? My hair is greasy because I'm sweating so much for no freaking reason, no amount of concealer will hide my spots, my cat stole my cardigan, the eggs I've made are not runny in the middle and the so called 'spreadable' butter IS NOT SPREADING!!!

2 - If I want to eat fish fingers and wotsits for my dinner, I will, and no, I won't answer politely if you make stupid remarks about how 'crisps might be potato's but it's not one of your five a day'. Kiss my ass.

3 - When I cry, I'm not crying because I'm sad, I'm crying because I'm angry. When I say angry, I mean 'kick my legs, stamp my feet, throw a tin of peas at the wall whilst crying and eating squishy cream from the can' angry. What am I angry at? your existance, my existance, the fact that the tin opener won't work. Anything and everything is the source of my anger.

4 - I am wearing black. No, not because I'm sad or angry but because there's a fountain of red streaming through my body AND YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THE SHAME OF PERIOD STAINS UNLESS YOU'VE HAD THEM!

5 - Pain. Yes, I am in pain. No, I don't want ibuprofen, I want you to shut the F up and pass me some donuts.

6 - I want to sleep at 2pm in the afternoon. I can't sleep, but I want to sleep. Why am I tired? don't ask stupid effing questions.

7 - I did just laugh at a small child falling on their face while they cried. That's hormones for you.

8 - I don't want anyone to touch me. I don't care if you're bradley bloody cooper, I don't want a cuddle. I want NO PHYSICAL CONTACT WHATSOEVER.

9 - Why am I so hot and yet it's so cold? Turn the heating off. Actually wait, can you pass me the blanket? no, not that one. Why? WHY IS IT COVERED IN CAT HAIR? 

10 - I've decided to join a feminist club.

Can you relate to all of this? I know I can. I would say I have ten tips for overcoming the problems, but I don't. I'm pretty hormonal right now.

H x

10 Things Only Hormonal Girls Will Relate To

8.30.2016

It's that time of the month again. No, not that time. It's Monthly Favourites time!

This month I've been loving everything from Candles to shower gel and even some old products I forgot I had.

First up is the Cucumber & Melon Shower gel from Bath & Body Works. I picked this up when I was in Toronto and when I go back to New York in a couple months there will definitely be some damage done in there. I freaking love everything I picked up but this is my most favourite. It smells fresh and cooling without 'lingering' in the bathroom too much. It's like a gel type formula and even though it's been used a lot, it still has 3/4 left.

I also picked up this mini candle from Bath & Body Works in the scent 'Sunny Coconut'. It smells pretty much like a zesty coconut if such a thing existed. I would say there are hints of grapefruit in there. What do I love most? the fact that it's in miniature size.

I picked up Mac Velvet Teddy Lipstick when I was in New York in December 2015 and I just really love it. It's the perfect brown nude for me, it has a great formula and just glides on the lips. I've worn this on it's own a lot but with a lip liner, it lasts all flipping day. Impressed!

Onto two 'rediscoveries'. I found the Kiko Milano All Stars Mascara in my 'use this before Christmas or throw it out' pile and forgot just how much I love it. The formula is thick without being gloopy and is blacker than black. The wand on this has a little spiky circle at the top which allows pefect bottom lash coatings.

The other rediscovery is L'oreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation and when I first used this, I was going on holiday so it was thrown to the side whilst I used all of the ones I bought in Sephora. I forgot all about it and I really have been enjoying using it. I use a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to apply and it just blends into the skin seamlessly. It really is super blendable and I reckon I'd repurchase this time and time again.

Onto a little travel size of the Too Faced Hangover FX primer. This was one of those little samples that the lovelies at Sephora threw into my bag as a freebie when I was in Toronto. TBH, I thought I'd get round to using it if I felt like it but wasn't all that bothered by it. I don't usually wear primer but one day I had run out of my moisturiser and thought I'd give this a try. I'm so glad I threw this on my face, it is incredible. It just smoothes over any pores and blemishes leaving a perfect base for applying my makeup. The full size is my  next purchase!

Accessorize were having a little sale and I noticed these two nail polishes were down to £2. I picked them up not really having high hopes for them and now they have become my go-to shades. This has a thick consistency and I can easily get away with just one coat of them.

Finally is my favourite favourite of the month. The Just Be Botanicals Cleansing Balm is the best cleansing balm I have ever used. It's smooth and takes away every trace of makeup from my skin instantly. I don't think I can ever look at another cleanser the same way now. It has literally changed my skincare routine completely and is amazing.

So there's all my August Monthly Favourites! Have you tried any of these? what do you think I should be trying out?

H x

August Monthly Favourites

8.26.2016

Instagram is probably my most favourite social platform. I am addicted to the little tutorial videos, animal videos, fashion pages and of course, cyber stalking the Kardashians.


Today, I wanted to share with you my top 5 hair instagrammers.

We've all been there. We've all spent ten minutes *cough* three hours *cough* watching hair transformations on Instagram or watched while someone did a bridal updo with two kirby grips. I can't help myself. I'm addicted, so I thought I would enable all of your addictions by sharing with you who I follow for my insta hair fix. Sorry not sorry...

1 - Sarah Anguis
Sarah has over 2 million followers so it seems as though I'm not alone in admiring her work! Sarah is a hair GENIUS who shows easy how to tutorials on hairstyles that even I can achieve. I have MAJOR hair envy, her locks are just perfection.

2 - Cryistal Chaos
I'm shocked Cryistal hasn't got millions of followers (TBF she has a huge and very respectable following of 34.8K and it's no wonder she's so popular. Cryistal is a hair colourist and does everything from subtle balayage to full on aquatic mermaid. Insanely talented!

3 - MissySueBlog
Missy is a hair blogger who is best known for her hair braiding skills. Seriously, girl has got weaving fingers, she's like a finger WIZARD! haha I love her instagram page and have so far mastered a side french braid thanks to her.

4 - Howto.doHair
This is basically an account that shares some of the best hair video's from across instagram and promotes the originator. I have learnt so many tips and tricks (including vintage waves!) thanks to this page.

5 - HairGlamVideos
This is another content sharing page that I am obsessed with. I've learned how to curl my hair using just kitchen sponges and am now desperate to get a weave thanks to the hair LUSCIOUSNESS on this page.

So there are my Top 5 Hair Instagrammers. Who have I missed? feel free to share your links below!

H x

Top 5 Hair Instagrammers

8.25.2016

I'm a hoarder of highlighters. I fell in love with the glowy stuff when I was given a Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc about 3 years ago and it's been an obsession ever since.


When I was travelling to Toronto, I had the Mac counter in my sights at the Airport and we all know how dangerous that can be, particularly when you're feeling all loose and in 'I'm on my holidays' mode. I had two products in mind - Soar Lipstick and Studio Sculpt Foundation. I came away with neither. SMH.

They had sold out of Soar and I figured the best time to buy a new foundation was when I came home and had no tan or fake bake on so to get matched better.

Instead, I came away from the Mac counter with Lightscapade skinfinish and it's the prettiest highlight I've ever seen.

It looks almost like a tidal wave of colour correcting tones of white, pink, purple and blues. Normally I'd hate this because some other products where there are more than one shade can look uneven but being a highlight, this blends in perfectly as there is no real 'colour pigment'.

To swatch and wear it all blends into an icy highlight with slight blue tones which looks stunning with contour or even on it's own. I'm one of those people who either goes subtle or ends up with a crater face because I'm wearing so much highlight. There is no middle ground, I'm an all or nothing kinda lass but with this highlight, I just need one wee sweep of it and I know I look fleeky. Lol @ the fact I'm almost 30 and used the word 'fleeky'.

Have you tried this out?

H x

Mac 'Lightscapade' Review

8.24.2016

What I eat in a weekday and what I eat at the weekend are two very different stories. I recently put some weight on (woops!) so made a lot of changes to my diet. During weekdays, I eat really clean (or have been for AT LEAST a week. LOL) and at the weekends, I eat clean during the day but not in the evenings. They are what I live for #NormalGirlProblems.

So here's a look at what I eat in a day: Weekday edition.

What I Eat In A Day: Weekday Edition

8.23.2016

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