A Body Shop Nail Affair

Summer is here!!! The weather has been amazing the last few days (maybe weeks but meh!) With it being so hot and sunny I thought now would be a fab time to try a newish shade of nail colour from a brand I adore but never used nail wise. 

My friend got me some nail colours from the Body Shop for my birthday (that was back in January! 😫 sorry hunnie!) This cute lilac is just one of the shades she got me. A fun, cheeky pop of colour which is fab for summer. It’s in the shade ‘A Grape Affair’ and does remind me of grapes. I wanted a fun colour that I don’t normally wear and this has certainly got it going on. My sister loves how it glids on (she is a beauty student so she does my nails for extra pratice) 

I kinda feel like I’m cheating on Kiko right now. Normally Kiko is all I actually wear nail wise but I think they may have a challenge. (That’s just an excuse so I can get more!) No harm in adding some new pieces to the wardrobe. But in all honesty I do love the colour and was both pleased and surprised with the colour outcome. Heck I’m even digging it with my skintone, I’ve caught the sun so my tan has darkened nicely. 

What’s your favourite summer nail colour?? 

Until next time beauties. 

Xx

Spring Nails (Where have I Been!) 

Hello lovelies. I’m back. I’ve been away for a bit due to ill health in the family. My step dad took ill and I’ve been helping where ever I can. A little stressful here and there but got aome positive results back from the hospital so fingers crossed all goes well. 

With all the stress recently my sister thought it would be a great idea to treat me to a wee pamper session. She had learned how to do some nail art and wanted to give it a try. 

Love the simple gems on the green nail varnish. Great for spring and cheering me up nicely. Nail varnish is by Kiko Milano Cosmetics. With everything that has happened it was nice to actually relax and breathe. 

Ross and me are just waiting on some news that could move things in a positive manner for us. Just need to wait. Either way it will be a big moment. 

Well until next time my beauties. Xx

Tips On Looking After Coloured Hair

Looking after natural hair can be a handful, but looking after coloured hair……that can be a challenge. Not long ago I finally got my hair dyed blue 3-4 shades of blue to be exact which I adore. I’ve learned a few things on looking after my coloured hair which I want to share with you. So here are a few tips on looking after that gorgeous colour: 

1. The most important one I think but the most uncomfortable. Wash your hair with cold water. It helps protect the colour for longer. (Heat actually damages the colour and will make it fade faster!! Not good!!) 

2. Always use a heat protector when using heated tools. This will help create a barrier for your colour so it will not fade as quickly. This protection can be in the form of a spray or oil. 

3.  Avoid using sulfates on coloured hair these can strip that stunning colour from your hair. Always double check hair products for this damaging chemical and avoid it. 

4. Products. Make sure the products you use are perfect for coloured hair. (Good brands to use are Toni & Guy, Aussie and VO5 ect) 

5. And finally reduce washing your hair to 2 times a week. (Or what your stylist recommends) This lets the natural oils work their magic on your hair. During in between days use a dry shampoo that works with coloured hair to keep it looking fresh and lovely. 

I hope these tips help with looking after those stunning locks and keep em looking fresh. If you have any other tips please leave them in the comments and share the wisdom. 

Until next time my lovelies. 

Xx

February Beauty Favourites.

Good morning (or whenever you are reading this!) For once we have a lovely sunny day looking on us today. Today’s post is gonna be about my beauty favourite’s. And to be honest there isn’t a super large amount. But onto the post (while I have a 2 year old sitting on my lap!! FYI said 2 year old is my niece.) 

First up, lip products. I love my lip products and have a few new loves to share with ya. 

A few Makeup Revolution products and their new lip kit in Noble. I’ve already got a small review on that in an earlier post. The lipstick is ‘No Perfection Yet’ and only cost £1!!! Such a deep plum colour with a creamy texture.  I also recently re-discovered the ‘I Love strawberries and milkshake’ lip gloss which I love. Thought I had lost it actually. So glad I found it again. Plus it has a sweet taste. 

A smelly. And a very nice one at that. This is from River Island and called ‘By Night’, it smells amazing. Sweet but not over the top sweet. The best way to describe the scent is like coconut. £10 for this large bottle that I got for Christmas. (I already need a new one cause this one is almost finished!!) 

Now for skincare and its the Body Shop’s Drops of Youth. Which I’ve only started using this month. It does help with keeping my skin hydrated but its not super intense hydration. I’m not to keen on the oil like texture but I do love the way it soaks into my skin quickly. Not to mention the green bottle is pretty damn cool! 

Eeeek. A new palette. But what palette you say. This beauty is from Makeup Revolution from their I ❤ Makeup range. Such a sleek looking case. The the simpleness of it. But wait until you see the inside!! 

All the pretty colours. Ive just dabbled in this palette a few times. Its not been used loads yet but I’m building confidence in my eye makeup skills which where lacking…….greatly. I love the pastels the most along with the blues and pinks. Such a gorgeous palette that I can’t wait to explore more. 

Until next time my beauties. 

Xx

A Retro Luxe Review. 

Good afternoon my lovelies. Hope you all having a great start to your week. Recently I’ve discovered the Revolution makeup brand and once again I’ve fallen head of heels for them. They don’t test on animals!! (Super important!) And their products are such good quality too. I got my little sister loads for her christmas and birthday. (She is a beauty student.) Now onto the reason for this post. 

A new craze. The Retro Luxe matte lip kit in the shade Noble. There are 8 of these beauts and I do know that Revolution have also released a few others recently too. I’m gonna be honest with ya………I wasn’t overly interested in these. However I thought I would give it a shot. And I’m so glad I did. The packaging is straight to the point. Eye catching and tells you exactly whats in it. I love the liquid lipstick’s bottle. Love the bronze lid and the colour of the lipstick makes it look vintage!! Now onto the colour. 

Look at the intense colour! It looks a little more brown in person but it’s such a gorgeous shade!! It has a lip liner and a liquid lipstick. (No makeup day and I have a breakout. Great!!) I don’t tend to go for nudes, however I’ll be keeping this beauty in my makeup bag for a while. It went on with ease both the liner and the liquid lipstick. It also doesn’t feel sticky or thick. And has given such a gorgeous layer of colour. With only one application!!! 😲😍

I got this from online and for only £6. Love it. I actually really love this and plan on getting the others. Also I used a lip plumper from Plump It as my base. I’ll have a review on that later on. 
Until next time my beauties. 

Xx

Going Blue. A Big Change.

Hello my lovelies. How are you all? It’s been a tempermental and busy week here. With parties and crazy weather. Gotta love scottish weather. Anyway on to the post. And its a huge change for me. I have always loved my dark chocolate locks. They where a serious confidence booster, but I had always wanted a certain colour done. I wanted a change, a big change, but was a little worried. Until last night. Where I sat in a hair dressers for 6 hours getting this crazy transformation done. 

The first 2 hours was stripping my hair of its dark qualities. No more chocolate brown for this gal!! The blonde was a shock to the system let me tell ya. But luckily it was nothing more than a base for the real colour! But how blonde am I!! Not me at all. 

These look purple but they’re actually blue. 4 different shades of blue. The dark blue was the main base while the other 3 gave different tones through my hair. So after several hours, 6 roughly I went from a dark brunette to a bluenette. Amber (from Colour Hairdressing in Dunfermline) you did a fantastic job!! She answered every question I had and was fab. Still getting blue off my face though!! 😄

Ta da!!! I love it. The tones are gorgeous and complement eachother beautifully. So glad I went for it. But was so anxious about the end result. It’s gonna worth it even though I need to wash my hair with cold water. Eeek. But worth it. 6 hours well spent and I couldn’t be happier with the end result. I got my hair chopped in a long bob. A great length for styling. 

Until next time my lovelies. 

Xx

Lets Get Naked. (Urban Decay Review)

No need to fear, there are no nudes in this post just a gal getting happily excited about an amazing skin product that I’ve been wanting for absolute ages! Lets get started shall we? First off, I’m not keen on foundation even though I do own one. The lovely no.7 foundation is great, has fantastic coverage however I just don’t like it. It can feel heavy plus restricting at times, even though I prep my skin beforehand really well!!

I do however love moisturiser, tinted moisturiser to be exact. I’ve been looking for ages for one that hydrates but also covers like a foundation, without the heaviness of one. I tried a many, but to no success.

So I continued my search that seemed to have no end when finally, I found one!!! From one of my favourite brands too!!

The Naked Skin One & Done hybrid complexion perfector SPF 20 in the shade Medium Light is beyond perfection. A mix of a foundation and a hydrating moisturiser. I just need a small ish amount (not nearly as much as foundation) and it covers beautifully. It’s light weight, moisterising and fits my skin tone perfectly. It blends seemlessly while working well with my conclearer. 

I had tried this before I got this one. I had used it within 2 days and wanted it. So my lovely sister got me the 40ml bottle for Christmas…….or in my case an early Christmas. I’m not complaining. The packaging is sleek, with a great little squeezy pump. I love using my fingers to cover then a brush to buff it out. Honestly I’m so glad I came across this baby, it will defo be replacing my foundation that’s for sure. 

Would I repurchase, em yes!!! I already have a back up. 😆 

Until next time my beauties. 

Xx

Revolution Lippies

Hello beauties. How is your week so far? I’m currently full of the cold, which isn’t fun. Never is. Anyway I recently made a couple of purchases that I should have made a while back. (Okay a couple weeks ago at least!) 

How beautiful are these!! 😍 I actually love them. 2 of Makeup Revolution Iconic Matte lipstick range in the shades ‘Diamond Life’ and ‘Chauffer’. And they are stunning. The packaging is subtle and very chic. Not of the top but stylish and easy to use. I also love the fact that they DO NOT test on animals. Fantastic. 

This is ‘Diamond Life’, a stunning dark burgundy (deep red) colour that glides on beautifully. It is alot darker in person. I only needed to swipe this once for the swatche but thought I should do more to give it a more intense colour. 3 swipes and you can see the colour. Very creamy in texture but does need to be re-applied after a few hours. Love it for the winter season too. 

I normally don’t like nudes. However ‘Chauffer’ is a stunning deeper nude shade. Again the pigmentation in these lipsticks is amazing. Although its not much of a winter shade, I think that I can get away with this one. Both of these lippies where from my local Superdrug, in the Revolution section at £3.00. 

 I did also take advantage of the offer they had. Spend a £10 and get a free palette. I got these 2 for myself and the third one went to the sister. (All other purchases are for Christmas!!) 

Until next time beauties. xx

Nyx Galore.

Hello beautiful people. How are you all on this cold, bitter, icy day? 

I think I may have developed a problem or slight addiction. Hay I knew it was coming and I did warn everyone but no one believed me. Until this happened……..

I own 25 lippies!!!! Yay. Anyway these are the newest additions to the collection.(keep reading for a surprise at the end!!) All from Nyx (who ever introduced me to Nyx, while I say thank you, Ross doesn’t!) 😅 Enough of that onto the good stuff. 

Now I know the light pink is not a winter colour. However I couldn’t resist it. The packaging is adorable plus the colour itself is beautiful. A nice pop of pink that looks great and actually works with me. It’s the Nyx Lipstick Butter in ‘Sweet Tart’. The name suits the colour. Plus its super creamy and doesn’t feel like its drying at the moment. 

Now these 2 are winter colours! Look back up for the swatche on my hand. Both are stunning dark berry colours. While the lip pencil in ‘Auburn’ is more than a rustic red, like a red grape wjile the matte Lip Cream in ‘Transylvania’ is more like a plum shade. So dark and daring. Love em. Plus love how creamy they are. 

Hmmmm wonder what to buy next?? 

Surpise!!!! Yip its blue. I have always said blue is my favourite colour. And can’t leave it without a wee show off. 

Look how blue it is, oh hay it matchs my nails! I do love the sheer colour and how it’s very different. This is from Nyx’s Wicked lippie collection in the shade ‘Sinful’. Perhaps I should wear this more often then. A halloween colour for sure, or cosplay. 

Anyway until next time my beauties. 

Xx

Younique. The review!

Hello my beauties. Hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend! My sister recently decided on a small beauty adventure and has decided to drag me along for the ride! Basically be your own kind of boss like in Avon. We enrolled, and got sent some products that I can’t wait to show you all!!! 

These are just a few of the full size products, the rest are mainly testers. But who cares, these are amazing and I’ll share with you why. For starters the packaging is great. I mainly like the Bon Bons lipbalm packaging. The colour is great and compliments the other black packaging well. Plus you have to turn the lid, not just pull it. They do a skin range too that I am yet to try. Also Younique don’t test on animals and help support victims od abuse. A win win for me I think. 

I love these swatches. The lighter pink is the Lip BonBons tinted lip balm in ‘Red Velvet Cake’ a nice toned down pink that leaves the lips soft. With a gentle pink hue. It can be worn on it’s own or I think you could have it underneath a lippie. 

Now onto the darker swatch. Deep breathe!! How pigmanted is that! It’s Younique’s Splash liquid lipstick in ‘Sentimental’ I barely needed to use the whole product on the wand for this. The colour is a gorgeous deep mauve, perfect for the season! Plus it’s not sticky and gives a great matte finish. (Defo using a good lipbalm underneath this!) If you want to take a look at some of their other products or this one, here is a link for you- https://youniqueproducts.com/SineadBeaumont1995

And finally for all those eye lovers. I haven’t forgotten about you! This little palette is their Addiction 4 Palette in ‘Moonstruck’ A nice mix of shimmer and matte colours, with 4 lovely warm, earthy brown tones. And 3 cool tones. I love the shade ‘Triumphant’ and ‘Brave’ such gorgeous colours. 

Younique and customer’s say that their products are just as good as Mac, but I can’t make a comment. I don’t own any Mac products to compare them too! The liquid lippies are at £21 each (really want Superstitious!) The Moondust palette is at £38 each. Love the colour palette’s. And the Lip Bonbons are at £18 each. (Can I have one of each please!) 

If you want to have a noisy about I’ll leave another link here for you all to check out. 

https://youniqueproducts.com/SineadBeaumont1995

Let me know your thoughts folks. Until next beauties. 

Xx