Makeup tutorial: An everyday look

Well hello to you my reader chums, long time no see! As mentioned in previous blogs I'm going to post an everyday look using the smoked palette by urban decay. I wear this look on days where I like to wear eye shadow which isn't everyday. For eye makeup on some days I just apply winged liner and mascara. Here's the final look:
Here's all the products needed to achieve this look: 

For the base I first apply Maybelline's BB cream with the buffer brush from real techniques followed by the concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes with a flat foundation brush. I like to use the BB cream on days where my skin needs a boost. To set the BB cream and concealer I use the oh so famous stay matte powder by Rimmel. To add a bit of colour to my very pale skin I dust the bourjois bronzer all over my face, focuses on the cheekbones and temple area.  The last step is to then apply the Topshop blush in head over heels on my cheeks with my fingers.

Now onto the eyes using this beautiful palette! I use the urban decay primer position to prime my eye lids up to my brow bone. 
For eye shadow I begin by applying kinky, a creamy shade on my lids and all the way to the brow bone as a base and highlight. I then use freestyle all over the lid and slightly in the crease which is this nude type colour.
I then blend barlust through the crease which is this lovely medium brown colour with a hint of shimmer. 
The last shade I use is back door which is this dark matte brown. I put this in the outer corner and blend out. 

To finish this look, I draw a thin line of this black liner perversion by urban decay on my upper lash line. Sometimes I would add a wing too. Also I line my water line with a white liner to open up the eyes.
The last thing I do is curl my lashes and apply the great lash by Maybelline.

Here's a close up of the final look with winged liner! Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed <3

January favourites

Well hello to you my reader chums! We're in the new month which means favourites time. Was it just me but I swear January went by really quickly? I think it was probably because how busy I was with all the work I had to do. It has been a busy month but here is a look at all of my January favourites.

Real Techniques foundation brush

Pointed Foundation Brush by Real Techniques 

I received the core collection set for Christmas and I was literally over the moon! I've been loving this brush for blending my concealer under my eyes as it applied really easy and has a gentle touch. I used to use my fingers to blend, however, I find this brush much more effective and quicker to use!

Topshop blush in head over heels

Topshop's blush in Head over Heels

I fell in love with my other cream blush from Topshop so I was ecstatic when I received this one! Unlike my other one (morning dew) its redder toned and not as pinky. However, it still gives this natural glow look which I absolutely adore! It's easy to blend and has a lovely consistency, a must buy.

Maybelline Dream BB cream

Maybelline Dream BB cream

I've wanted to try this product for a while to test out. This month I've been using it on days where my skin was looking uneven or could do with some brightening up. As it is a BB cream, it has a very light coverage, however, I love the tint it gives to my skin and how radiant it makes it.

BarryM nail polish

BarryM nail polish in Vanilla

No word of a lie, I've worn this colour the whole month. I adore the matte finish it gives and how subtle the polish is a lovely natural polish. As with any other Barry M polish, it lasts about 5/6 days and has a very thick consistency when applying.

Urban Decay smoked palette

Urban Decay Smoked palette

This palette is such a versatile palette where you can do everyday looks and full-on smokey looks which is the main idea of the palette, hence the name smoked. The eyeliner that comes with it I've also been loving, it's one of the best eyeliners I've used which stays put all day and has an easy application. An amazing palette, go and try it if you haven't already! I'll be featuring this palette in an everyday look later this week, so look out for that.

Thank you for reading my favourites, I hope you enjoyed <3 

Book review: Della says OMG by Keris Stainton

Well hello to you my reader chums! If you've been following my blog for a bit, I've done book reviews before and you'd know I love a good read. The book I've chosen today is 'Della says OMG' by Keris Stainton.

Della says OMG by Keris Stainton book review

Initially, I came across this book as I was randomly searching my name Della on the WHSmith website. I read the description and it seemed like my kind of book straight away! 


Della says OMG is about Della, a 15-year-old girl who after kissing her long-standing crush at a house party, discovers her diary has gone missing. But, when scans of her diary are sent to her online, she is distraught and worries about how she'll be able to experience her first romance with her big secrets out in the open.   

Overall thoughts on the book

The funny thing is when I first read this book I was her age and we had the same colour hair and name. This book is super girly and the thoughts that are talked about is exactly what goes through every girl's mind. It's such a relatable novel which is one of the reasons I fell in love with it! I love the way it's been written, it's definitely suitable for a teenage girl as the language used is like day to day speech rather than posh words that some teenage novels have. 

This book is really down to earth and such a happy easy read, that I would read over and over again. It has your typical best crazy friend and those horrible girls at school that look down on everyone to make them feel better about themselves. When the diary goes missing all Della's secrets begin to be revealed and the person who ended up taking it was so unexpected!

 I love this girly fun relatable book with a hint of mystery! It has all the teenage worries and it just seems so real. A definite recommend, I love all of Keris Stainton's novels, she's such an amazing author and one of my favourites! I'd totally check this book and her other ones out if I were you.

Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed it! Have you read this book?