Monday, 27 January 2014

The TMI Tag!

Today, I have decided to do the TMI (too much information) tag which has being going round a lot on YouTube lately and since I don't have a YouTube channel (yet... eeeek too scared) I thought I'd throw it on her for y'all to read! :) 

1. What are you wearing? Chicago bulls tshirt, some little Hollister leggings and my brothers socks... heyyyyy. 
2. Have you ever been in love? Ermmmm, touchy subject... I'm gonna say no haha.
3. Have you ever had a terrible break up? Not terrible, but then again not so great either.
4. How tall are you? 5ft 2.5in. And yes, that 0.5 of an inch does matter cause I'm a short ass. 
5. How much do you weigh? No idea... too much haha. 
6. Any tattoos? Yes, 1. A love heart on my ribs in memory of my Grandad (love you gramps!!)
7. Any piercings? Yes... scaffold, tragus, helix, ears and tummy. 
8. OTP? Ermmmmm... it was Justin and Selena but they're not together anymore so I don't have one :(
9. Favourite combination of characters from a fandom? I'm watching a TV series from the USA at the minute called The Fosters and I gotta say it's Callie and Brandon. #Braille.
10. Favourite TV show? Of all time, Friends. At the moment, The Fosters.
11. Favourite band? ONE DIRECTION OF COURSE!!! (Harry Styles, I love you).
12. Something that you miss? My grandad. 
13. Favourite song? At the moment, All That Matters by Justin Bieber or Midnight Memories by One Direction. 
14. How old are you? I'm 20.
15. Zodiac sign? Virgo.
16. Qualities you look for in a partner? Hmm... honesty, loyalty and a nice smile. 
17. Favourite quote? Follow your dreams and never say never.
18. Favourite actor? I don't have a favourite but I quite like Robert Pattinson in the Twilight saga. 
19. Favourite colour? Purple.
20. Loud or soft music? Loud when I'm cleaning up or getting ready to go out, soft when I'm studying or just chilling out.
21. Where do you go when you're sad? To my bed, 100%.
22. How long does it take you to have a shower? About 20 minutes, 30 minutes if I'm washing my hair.
23. How long does it take you to get ready in a morning? Around 30-45 minutes.
24. Have you ever been in a physical fight? Nope.
25. Turn ons? A good sense of humour but caring at the same time.
26. Turn offs? Arrogance.
27. Reason you made a blog? Because I want to do YouTube but I'm not brave enough yet... yes I'm a wimp.
28. Fears? Spiders and dying. 
29. The last thing that made you cry? Anxiety.
30. Last time that you said that you love somebody? Yesterday on the phone to my mum.
31. Meaning behind your blogger name? It's just my own name. Quite boring really!
32. Last book you read? Nowhere but up, Pattie Malette.
33. Current book you're reading or going to read next? I'm still reading nowhere but up at the minute.
34. Last show you watched? The Fosters.
35. Last person you talked to? My best uni pal, Kayla.
36. What's your relationship like with the last person who text you? She's my best friend :) (soppy, I know).
37. Last place that you were? In my friends room at Halls of Residence.
38. Do you have a crush? I'm gonna go for celebrity crushes... Justin Bieber and Harry Styles, yum. 
39. Last time that you kissed someone? New Year's Eve.
40. Favourite flavour of sweet? Orange.
41. What instruments do you play? I used to play the piano, but I can only remember bits now. 
42. Favourite piece of jewellery? My Pandora bracelet because all my charms were bought for me by the people closest to me :)
43. Last sport that you played? Awkward, I don't play sports.
44. Last song that you sang? Midnight Memories by One Direction.
45. Favourite chat up line? There's a vine where a guy says to a girl "I'm gonna flip this coin and whatever it lands on I get" hahahaha. 
46. Have you ever used any of them? No, absolutely not haha. 

Okay, so that is my TMI tag and I hope you enjoyed it! I am also going to tag one of my best friends, Leigh, to do this tag over on her blog, go and check her out! :)
Love Em x

Me and Kayla before a night out at uni :) 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

L'Oréal Color Riche Collection Priveé

Today, I am going to talk about the new-ish L'Oreal Color Riche Collection Privee. I'm not too sure when the collection was released, but I am only starting to hear things about the collection recently.

This collection is all nudes and are themed on a certain celebrity. The lipstick collection contains six lipsticks (I've heard there is 8 available is some places/countries, but I'm not too sure where) and the packaging is rubberised black with gold detailing. I love the packaging and think that it makes the product look more expensive that what it actually is. 

Top left to right: Cheryl, Doutzen, Eva. Bottom left to right: Freida, Julianne, Liya. 

The collection is supposed to offer a nude lipstick for every skin tone, which I like as most of the time in drugstore lipstick collections, there a multiple shades of different colours but usually only one nude which they expect to suit every skin tone. 

Cheryl is an English recording actress and television personality and her shade is called 'Barely Greige' and is a good shade of nude for brunette-haired people. Doutzen Kroes is a Dutch model/actress and Victoria's Secret Angel. Doutzen's shade of nude is named 'Barely Pink' and explained by the name, has a hint of pink in this nude. Eva Longoria is an American actress. Eva's shade is called 'Barely Golden' and is suited for peach toned skin. Freida Pinto is an Indian actress/model and her shade is called 'Barely Parma' and contains a tint of mauve. Julianne Moore is an English-American actress and her shade is called 'Barely Peach'. Liya is an Ethiopian model and her lipstick shade is called 'Ebony Elegance' and is suited for people with a darker skin tone. 

All of the lipsticks are quite sheer and have a glossy finish. I like the fact that the lipsticks are quite sheer, as I find that if a nude lipstick is too pigmented, it doesn't look as nice as it would if it was toned down a bit. I haven't yet tried out any of these lipsticks, but I am VERY excited to get my hands on a couple of them (I like Cheryl's colour and Julianne's colour) when I next venture onto a shopping trip. The only negative point I have read about the lipsticks is that they have a very distinctive smell. I have heard that they have quite an 'old lady' smell and that the scent is quite strong. I haven't managed to get a whiff of one yet, but if you don't mind lipsticks smelling strongly then I'm sure that you'll definitely love them!

The lipsticks are currently available in the UK at Boots and Superdrug for £8.19 and Canada for $10.99 in drugstores and L'Oreal stockists. The lipsticks are currently unavailable in the USA, however they are available on for £8.16 and the website also has free worldwide shipping!

I hope that you enjoyed this post and want to try out these lipsticks as much as I do!
Love Em x

Sunday, 5 January 2014

My 2013 Beauty Favourites!

2013 is now over and we have moved onto 2014! I have decided to do a post of my 2013 beauty favourites, including makeup and skin/body products!

I know I have chosen a lot of favourites here, but the reason is because they were all my favourites in 2013! Starting with face products:

For foundations, I have loved two this year and these are MAC studio fix fluid and Rimmel wake me up. I choose to wear the MAC foundation when I want my makeup to last all day or need a heavier coverage and the Rimmel one for days when I don't want a heavy foundation but still want some coverage. Concealers I have loved are of course the Collection 16 hour lasting perfection as it has amazing coverage and I also love the MAC studio finish concealer for under my eyes. Powder, of course the Rimmel stay matte powder. I love this powder so much and it does a brilliant job of keeping my skin matte. I also have here my Nars laguna bronzer for contouring and a bronzed look and my MAC blush in plum foolery which I have literally worn every single day in 2013. The big glitterball palette at the front is from MAC's Christmas collection around 2 years ago and has a dark brown eyeshadow in there which i use for my brows everyday and it is the perfect colour for me. 

For eyes, I have loved loved loved my MAC eyeshadow quad (I know, it only has three eyeshadows in it, I'm working on it). In this palette I currently have top left - all that glitters, top right - woodwinked and bottom left - satin taupe. I love all these colours, especially satin taupe for everyday with a dark brown in the crease. The Maybelline colour tattoos have been amazing this year and I have enjoyed the colours on and on bronze, permanent taupe and pink gold. The eyeliner I have used every day has been the Collection extreme 24 hour felt tip liner. I love winged eyeliner and I literally wear it every day and I find that this is the best liner I have used, easy to apply and cheap as well! Bonus! I couldn't live without my Urban Decay primer potion. I have oily eyelids and shadow never ever stays in place unless I have this on my lids first. I have been loving false lashes this year and to apply them I have to use the MAC duo adhesive and my lashes never ever move. My mascara is the Maybelline the falsies black drama mascara and I have repurchased this mascara soooo many times. I tried other mascaras this year but still ended up back with the falsies!

For lips, MAC lipsticks have been my favourites this year and I have constantly worn the colours all year round. I have here left - brick-o-la (amplified), middle - hue (glaze), right - plumful (lustre). Brick-o-la is a lovely reddy-brown colour (basically, like a brick Emma, duhhhh) and looks great when on. I especially loved this colour during autumn/winter. Hue is my favourite for a nude lip look or for when I have heavy makeup on my eyes. Plumful is my favourite of the three and is a gorgeous purpley-pink colour but because it is a lustre finish, it doesn't come out too strongly in colour. 

For skin/body, I have been loving Soap and Glory products, Lush products and, of course, MAC products. Soap and Glory have done good this year and I have become obsessed (seriously) with the sugar crush range. It contains lime oil, coolcapsule x, kiwi juice water and a skin softening omega-rich veggie oil and it smells AMAZING. To me, it smells of a cross between lime, fruits and yogurt. (Emma, learn to never describe scents). It smells a lot better than I just described it. Lush are always a favourite for me, especially in winter. My favourites this year have been from the Christmas collection and new discoveries of my own as I have never used them before and they are the so white bath ballistic and the christmas eve bubble bar. Together = perfection. MAC fix+ I use every day when doing my make up and I love ittttt! I also have been using the MAC studio moisture cream and my skin has been amazing! I'm always scared to try new stuff out on my face as I don't have the best of skin with products, but this has been fab and my skin feels so soft. 

Finally, brushes. My favourites have by far been the Real Techniques brushes. They are from the drugstore so they are very affordable and I have fallen in love with them. I use the buffing brush for foundation, the deluxe crease brush for concealer, the contour brush for contouring and the blush brush for blush. I also love my MAC brushes. I use the 134 for powder, the 217 for blending and the 266 for eyebrows. I also have my Urban Decay brush here which came with the naked palette and I love using this for my base shadow. 

I hope you enjoyed my 2013 favourites. I hope you all had a fab 2013 and an even better 2014 to come.
Love Em x