Lush Swap with Natalie ~CatchAnEye

IMG_4987Hi everyone! ❤

My Lush obsessed has grown slightly since the last time I blogged…Oops..BUT I have found someone equally as obsessed as I am! She is called Natalie and she has a blog on BlogSpot. You guys should defiantly check her out here.

Im kinda stuck in a rut with Lush, I tend to stick to what I know I like and what works for me. We came up with a great idea to do a Lush swap. We gave each other a budget of £20 to pick out our favorite Lush items for each other. Getting the package was like Christmas.

I tried everything she got me so I wont do a full on review but I will give my first impressions of everything.

Angels On Bare Skin – Fresh Cleanser

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This fresh cleanser is both for the face and body. It is supposed to leave your skin nourished and feeling soft. It certainly does what it says on the tin. It smells very….earthy with a hint of lavender. That’s the only way I can describe it. It isn’t unpleasant but it isn’t great! “This incredibly gentle cleanser is made from 100% natural ingredients. Inspired by a mediaeval recipe and topped off with lavender flowers, this contains kaolin to absorb grease and dirt, leaving skin clean and nourished. Lavender oil and rose absolute calm the skin. As you mix your solid cleanser with water to form a paste, the ground almonds create almond milk which helps to tone and brighten the skin. This can be used all over your body as well as your face.

I put a small piece into my hand and added a small amount of water to turn it into a gritty paste. After cleansing my face my skin felt super soft and clean without that tight feeling you get with some cleansers. Iv been using it for around 2 weeks now and have seen a huge improvement with my skin!

Would I buy this again? 100% yes!

Cupcake Fresh Face Mask

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This is funny because I ordered this for Natalie to try out! Iv tried lots of the Lush masks and never really found one that my skin loves…or lets be honest…smells that great! Hallelujah I have found my facemask!!! I think this is my favorite item Natalie picked out for me. It smells amazing…Doesnt taste as good as it smells…Dont pretend like you havent tried! It leaves my skin silky soft. “Rhassoul mud, which is highly absorbent, works with cocoa powder to draw out all the dirt and impurities and give a deep cleanse. Fresh mint stimulates and tones the skin, whilst linseed and cocoa butter soften and moisturise. Smooth a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.”

I’m not sure how often you are suppose to use this but I use mine around 3 times a week just because it’s so damn easy! I have seen a MASSIVE improvement with my skin…So much so I bought one for my boss to try!

Would I buy it myself? I already did!

Space Girl – Bath Bomb

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I had to hop in the bath as soon as I opened my package! Holy Moly it smells sooo good! ITs a very fruity,almost blackcurrant kind of smells. I was a bit worried the red glitter would get everywhere but it really doesn’t! The smell lingered on my skin for a good 24 hours! “A space-dust filled bath bomb with a sweet and fruity fragrance. Once you drop this into your bath, Space Girl crackles with space dust (popping candy) as it spins around your orbit, restoring your good cheer. Grapefruit oil is refreshing and uplifting for the mood, clarifying and toning the skin, while bergamot makes you feel relaxed and cheerful.”

Would I buy this myself? Oh yes! Its going to be one of my favorites!

Rose Jam – Bubble Bar

Yet again I had never thought to try this. It just didn’t look as exciting as some of the others. The smells is so sweet but not sickly like I found The Comforter to be. Unlike some of the others you do need to use the whole thing to get a decent amount of bubbles. It left my skin silky soft and smelling of roses! It’s such a gorgeous little bubble bar! “Pep up your spirits in a bath filled with Rose Jam: lemon, rose and geranium oil will help perk you up, while coconut oil and shea butter leave you feeling gorgeous. You’ll end up feeling as cheered as though you’d been given a bunch of flowers. Rose oil and rose absolute give a double dose of rosiness, helping to clear the mind and boost your mood.”

Would I buy this for myself? Yes!

So that was our little swap! I absolutely LOVE everything! Girl…you did good!! I would recommend doing this to anyone.

Stay tuned for our future swaps and don’t forget to check out what I picked out for the beautiful Natalie here!

Have a beautiful day xxxxx

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OOTD ft Lace Suspender Skirt ~ CatchAnEye

 PicMonkey CollageThis outfit is one of my all time favorites! Mainly because I have never seen anyone with this skirt but also because I think it would suit any style and body shape.

Suspender Skirt – Romwe
Top – Primark
Boots – PrimarkBowler Hat – HnM

I think its a great outfit for work, casual or you could even dress it up. It is so versitile.

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I also got a hair cut! I think this is the shortest I have ever gone. What do you think??

Have a beautiful day and a magical Christmas! xxx

OPI Mani – Dont Give a Rotterdam!

IMG_3991I know I only just changed my nail polish but working in a beauty salon makes it so tempting to change up my colour every few days or so!

Today I went for this gorgeous shimmery grey! Its called “Dont give a Rotterdam!” by OPI.

On the ascent nail I have “Lucerne-tainly look Marvellous” by OPI ..Ye I dont get it ether! I love this colour so much! Its more a gun-metal grey. I wish I used it on all the nails. Maybe next time! 

What colours have you been loving this Autumn?

Have a beautiful day! xxx

Is that a new dress? !

IMG_3956Good afternoon! 

Recently I have been LOVING eBay..maybe a tad too much…Anyway! I found this gorgeous aztec print dress from River Island for only £3 and couldn’t resist it! I wasn’t sure if this shape would suit my body type but I love it! The material is really thick, amazing quality and I love the pocket detailing. 

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~ Dress- River Island/eBay
~Tights – Primark
~Cardigan – Primark
~Ankle boots – Primark

I just love how simple this outfit is for winter. Paired with my tartan scarf and bobble hat this is my perfect winter outfit!

Whats yours?

Have a beautiful day! xxx

4 Easy Halloween Makeup Looks

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Hi everyone..long time no see…SORRY! But I am back! We all came up with simple Halloween makeup looks that are easy and are perfect for last minute ideas!

image9A black cat! Probably one of the most simplest yet effective Halloween looks! To complete the look why not add cat ears!

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Step 1Start by creating an even skin tone. We used a face powder a few shades lighter for Sian’s look. 

Step 2 – Using a black pencil eyeliner follow the shape of the brows and fill them in. This will define them and make them stand out!

Step 3 Create a cat eye by extending the eyeliner into a wing shape. Do the same to the inner corner of the eye.

Step 4 – Paint in the nose! There are many different options for this but we decided to keep it simple! Don’t forget to connect your nose to your lips with a thin black line. 

Step 5The whiskers! Draw three dots just above your lip and 3 lines across the cheeks image8to great the whiskers. For best results use a liquid eyeliner and try to do it 1 sleek stroke. 

Step 6Last but not least, the lips. We decided to add a touch of red to the lips and create an ombre effect with the black eyeliner. All you need to do is apply the red how you normally would then use the black pencil liner as a lip liner. Ever so slightly drag the black into he read and there you have it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

image3 (1)The china doll. We think a cute collared dress would go with this look perfectly!

Step 1  – As with the first look, start by creating a flawless, doll-like skin tone. We again used a powder a few shades lighter to give Becky a paler complexion. 

Step 2 – Fill in the brows using a colour the same shade as your hair. This gives the doll a more natural look.

IMG_3398Step 3 – Find the area around your eye socket. You should be able to feel this quite easily with your finger. Once you have found it, using a black liquid eyeliner draw a half circle joining it to the corners of your eyes. For a doll-like look draw in lower lashes. You can even use false lashes!

Step 4 – Fill in the half circle under your eye with white eyeliner or face paint

Step 5 – Apply liquid eyeliner to your upper lashes and apply a generous amount of mascara. The bigger the better! Again apply false lashes if you have them.

Step 6 – Apply a bright pink blush to apples of your cheeks. Apply dots randomly mimicking freckles.

Step 7 – The lips! Cancel out your lip colour using concealer. Draw the lips in using a black eyeliner pencil. Fill in your lips using the same ombre technique as the first look!

 

 

 

 

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The witch! This would look perfect with a long black wig!

Step 1 – Create a flawless base with a pale foundation

Step 2 – Fill in the brows with a black eyeliner and trace round the edges with an eye-shadow of your choice, ideally the shade you will be using on the eyes.

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Step 3– Pick 2 shades of the same colour. With the lightest colour apply it all of the lids. With a fluffy brush apply the darker colour into the crease of your eyelid blending it out well. 

Step 4 – Apply a generous amount of liquid eyeliner to the top and bottom lash line. As with the cat look wing out the eyeliner for a more dramatic look.

Step 5 – The lips. With the same technique as before create an ombre effect on the lips. This time emphasize the bow of your lips using the liquid liner. 

image6Step 6 – This step is completely optional! We decided to get creative and draw a spider web and a spider. For a better effect we went over it with a grey eyeshadow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image1 (1)This look is really simple yet really effective!

Step 1 – Apply a matte black eye shadow directly onto the skin. No need to be neat. Map out where you want your bruises to be and cover the entire planned bruise with the black eye shadow blending out the edges.

Step 2 – Using a dark red lipstick place small dots over the bruise and blend them out with your finger. This gives the bruise more dimensions and makes it look realistic

Step 3 – Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you are completely happy with your look! 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a spooky day!

Beauty Blog Tag

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

Very curly and I envy all of you with straight hair!

2. What is your natural hair colour?

Lets just get it out in the open here. Im..umm..GINGER! Yep i am a red head but its been at least 2 years since iv let my natural hair colour been seen.

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

Never been to a salon to get it dyed. I dye it, bleach it and dip dye it at home. Saves so much money

4. How often do you wash your hair?

I know this sounds gross but 2ish times a week? It just doesn’t get greasy!

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?

I pretty much keep it the same if someone is going to see me other than my boyfriend…then im just lazy and were lounge-wear

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

I do it myself unless I want to treat myself with my sister then we get a mani at the salon.

7. How often to you change your nail polish?

Once a week-ish or when ever i get bored of it.

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?

I have my toes painted all the time! They feel naked without it!

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?

Anywhere between 5mins and an hour depending on how much time iv got and where im going.

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?

Always face, then eyes and lips.

11. Do you “collect” makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?

I try my hardest to just get it as I need it but I can never resist that new gorgeous or sparkly colour that catches my eye.

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?

Iv never worn them. They seem like way to much hassle!

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?

I rarely wear makeup to work so no.

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)?

Not very often. My face feels cleaner with no makeup on.

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?

Yes most days if im just working. The great thing about my caring job is people don’t judge you there just grateful for what you do for them.

16. How many high end products do you have?

If Mac counts as high end then I have a few bits and bobs!

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?

Not enough as I should! But my aim is to do them at least once a week!

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?

I decide on the day unless im super excited about where im going or what im doing the next day.

19. How often do you change your handbag?

My weak point is BAGS! So im constantly changing my handbag.

20. What time do you get up & go to sleep?

Generally I go to bed at 10-11ish and wake up at 5am if its a work day or 10ish on a weekend

21. How often & when do you workout?

Never! Iv always been very slim.

22. Left-handed or Right-handed?

Right.

23. How tall are you?

I am around 5 ft 7

24. Do you speak a foreign language?

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Sadly not 😦

25. How many pets do you have?

Iv got one rabbit called Smudge who I love to pieces but unfortunately I couldn’t take him with me when I moved but I see him when I go back to my parents.

26. How often are you on WordPress?

Almost every day. But I only post around once a week.

27. Do you read the comments posted on blogs?

Yes I love the personal touches.

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?

No that could be very dangerous for my bank balance!

29. How did you come up with your blog name?

Its the aim of my fashion sense. I used to be very shy so now im all about Catching An Eye!

30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?

At the moment just my Iphone 😦 But I really want to get a good camera soon.

31. How often do you clean your house? (Daily, weekly, other)

Weekly but I tidy up daily.

32. What is your favorite colour?

Id say purple but it changes weekly haha.

33. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?

I think it might be Glamour but I try and mix it up.

34. Do you swear?

I change swear words to words like “fudge” and “bum fluff” LOL

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?

Well its 11.41am on my day off so il get up to do some food shopping and run some errands soon.

 

I hope you enjoyed reading and I tag EVERYONE! x