Meeting FleurDeforce- The Glam guide book signing

Well hello to you my reader chums! On Saturday Danielle and I attended Fleur's book signing where we had the chance to meet Fleur, Mike and their little dog Piglet. It was one of the best book signings I've been to and such a surreal experience. I loved how Fleur had the chance to personalise our books and spend time chatting/taking pictures with everyone. She was one of the most genuine people I've ever met and it was a pleasure having the opportunity to talk to her. Once I had a picture and chat with Fleur, I was able to go speak to Mike and stroke Piglet. Mike was just as lovely and really easy to talk to. I love how he came to support her and was enthusiastic to speak to all of those who watch Fleur's videos. I could go on forever about how amazing the day was! I just want to say a huge congratulations to Fleur on the book, I've had a flick through so far and I'm really intrigued with the design. The style of the book is very sophisticated and elegant, I love it! I've read a couple of pages from each chapter to have a little nose and I can't wait to have a proper dive into the book as I adore what I have read so far.
Here's some pictures from the day:
Fleur and I.

Me chatting to Fleur.
Me meeting Mike and Piglet ( I was super happy after meeting Fleur and getting the chance to speak to Mike)

My signed copy of The Glam Guide.
Danielle and Fleur.
Mike and Danielle.

Danielle and I after the book signing.
We had the best time at the signing and afterwards went for a little browse, then decided to stop for some lunch/dinner. I watched Fleur'svlog from the day of the signing and when she was in one of the restaurants, you could see a blur of two girls in the background, which was us two! At the time we didn't realise she was in there, but its crazy to think. After a little walk round we decided on Ed's Diner, an American style restaurant which neither of us had tried before. I have to say I was very impressed, for someone whose not a lover of burgers, it was delicious. Also I had the most beautiful nutella milkshake! They gave you the whole jug, serving up a few glass fulls of nutella goodness! A magnificent day, spent with my best friend.

I hope you enjoyed this blog on Fleur's book signing. Did any of you have the chance to go?
Thank you for reading <3

Simple eye makeup look: All about those matte shades ft Naked 2 basics palette

Well hello to you my reader chums! I hope you all had a splendid week and are having lovely day today in whatever you may be doing. I wanted to share with you this evening, my go to matte eye look using the Naked 2 basics palette. I'm usually a fan of more of a shimmery eye look with a matte shade going through the outer corner and crease, however I've been experimenting with this palette and found a matte look I love to wear on an everyday basis.
To start off with, I prime my eye lids and apply the shade 'stark' all over the lid and crease for a base colour. Taking the only shimmery shade from the palette, I then use 'skimp' in the inner corners of my eyes for a highlight.
To give some colour to the eyes, I put the shade 'frisk', a lovely taupe colour all over the lids.

With the darker scale of the palette, I go onto applying 'primal' through the outer corner and crease for some definition. To then deepen and darken the outer corner even more, I use a minimal amount of 'undone', a grey/black shade to not overpower the look too much, but to give it that extra bit of precision.

As its an everyday type look, I use my L'oreal super liner and draw a medium line on the upper lash line with a subtle wing. For mascara, I chose Maybelline's lash sensational to give the lashes a lot of volume and length. Here's some pictures of the final look:

I hope you enjoyed this matte eye look!

Thank you for reading <3

Tanya Burr's book signing and shopping haul

Well hello to you my reader chums! I attended Tanya Burr's book signing and finally got the chance to meet her. I've been watching her videos for years and it was really surreal meeting her in person.

If you're a big Tanya Burr fan or love reading a shopping haul, here is my full experience of Tanya Burr's book signing.

Tanya Burr's book signing

I'm genuinely really enjoying Tanya's book, it has such sweet personal touches and I love all the tips she gives about  makeup, skincare etc. 

Tanya Burr's book signing

Since security was quite strict about pictures, it was hard to snap a quick one before actually meeting her. However, I'm super happy I had a conversation with Tanya.

Tanya Burr's book signing and shopping haul

Since I was in Bluewater and am a bit of a shopaholic I couldn't resist picking up a couple of bits. Here is a full look at everything I bought.

Bluewater shopping haul

Mac's Russian Red lipstick

I'd like to point out its my first ever Mac lipstick and I'm extremely happy to finally have one. I thought as it was Valentine's day I would treat myself! The colour itself is dark red, perfect for a statement red lip, I can't wait to start wearing it!

Mac's russian red lipstick

Dragon's Egg bath bomb

I obviously had to make a trip to Lush to stock up! I picked up one of my ultimate favourite bath bombs which is Dragon's egg. I adore the smell to this, it reminds me of lemon sherbets and orange sweets. The scent is so strong that when I leave it in my room, it lets off a beautiful aroma around the room.

dragon's egg bath bomb

Honey Bee bath bomb

I haven't tried this one out before, however, it had a very similar scent to Lush's golden egg which was around at Easter time, one that had a gorgeous smell. I'm definitely into the bath bombs with sweeter scents!

Honey Bee bath bomb

Topshop clothing

The top I bought, I've had my eye on for a while now because I love the detailing. I never picked it up before as I would always stop myself, although yesterday I gave in and bought it. Usually I'm not one to wear green (or many colours really), I tend to stick to monochrome and neutral items. 

Despite that, I love this top, I think the shade of green/teal is beautiful and the lace detailing really adds to the overall look. One thing I admire about Topshop is the fact they have a petite range. I'm quite small/ thin and sometimes find it hard to get my size in general clothing stores. Therefore it's lovely to go into a shop where they have a section which caters to my size. This cost me £22.

Topshop cropped t shirt

Forever 21 clothing items

Every time I go to Bluewater or London, going into Forever 21 is a must. I love how there's something for everyone and how the shop caters to a variety of styles. The first clothing piece was these black skinny jeans. I'm one of those people who always stick to denim jeans and therefore wanted to push the boat out a bit and get a pair of black jeans. 

forever 21 jeans

I also picked up another pair of the denim high waisted jeans as they are oh so comfy and I get a lot a use out of the pair I already own. Both jeans only cost me £12 each which I think is a bargain!

forever 21 jeans

Another item I picked up was this oversized cream jumper. It's a tad longer than a usual jumper and is the softest thing. I think it's going to be perfect for a chill day or just with jeans and boots for an ultra-casual look. It's quite a light material, ideal for the upcoming spring months! For only £7, I think that's a proper bargain for a versatile piece.

forever 21 shopping haul

The last thing I purchased from Forever 21 was this slouchy, stripy top. I was on the hunt for a stripy crop top and tried a selection on, however was unsuccessful, yet when I picked this up and put it on, it was extremely soft/light and I loved it. Even though its not the crop top I was going for, its still the pattern I wanted and as its slouchy, I can wear it for a lot of casual occasions. I can either tuck it into skirts or pair it with shorts and jeans! This was £9.
Tanya Burr's book signing and shopping haul

I hope you enjoyed this haul and post about Tanya's signing! Did any of you go to the book signing?

Thank you for reading <3

January favourites

Well hello to you my reader chums! Its favourites time again as January is well and truly gone. I must admit January was a lovely month and a great way to start off the year. A new year means new products and here are all the beauty products I've been loving.

January beauty product favourites

BarryM lipstick in LPS1

 I've been wearing this burgundy lipstick on evenings out/parties and it has become the lipstick I grab for quite frequently. I say the shade is very similar to Rimmel's 107 with a slightly pinker undertone. This lipstick lasts for ages and since the lasting power is that good, its pretty difficult to rub off. I love the matte finish, the colour and what it adds to the whole makeup look when applied, a perfect winter shade.

BarryM lipstick in LPS1
BarryM lipstick in LPS1

Urban Decay Naked palette

As I said in my previous post, I received it for Christmas and have used it every day without fail since. It has become my stable everyday eye product, perfect for creating neutral and smokey eye looks. With the most gorgeous 12 shades, it's the prettiest palette I own and I just love it. 

My favourite shades have been 'half baked', 'buck' and 'virgin'. 'Buck' is probably the most beautiful matte brown shade I've used because it really helps add depth to the eye. 'Virgin', I've mainly loved for inner corner because it has just the right amount of shimmer.

Urban Decay Naked palette

Urban Decay Naked palette shades

Benefit's Porefessional Primer

My sister got this miniature version in a Benefit Christmas set, however as she really isn't into primers, she let me have it and I was keen to give it a go. I've been applying it before makeup on special events or days where I'm out for the whole day and want it to stay intact. 

Not only does it help your makeup last for a long period of time, but it also makes makeup go on much smoother and gives a beautiful finish. Once I've finished this miniature size one, I'm definitely going to pick up the full size. I love how a little can go a long way and it really can reduce the look of pores.

Benefit's porefessional primer

Maybelline's Falsies Mascara
This mascara I used to swear by, however, I stopped using it for a good while because I wanted to try out some other mascaras. Yet last month, I picked it up again, began using it and thought why did I ever stop? I love how it lengthens, thickens and curls the lashes, making my eyelashes look noticeable and fluttery. I'm one of those girls, whose eyelashes don't really curl or stay looking curled and in place all day, however, this mascara does the trick.

Maybelline's Falsies Mascara

BarryM nail polish in Orchid

My nail favourite of the month is from Barry M's silk range in the shade 'Orchid'. I got this for Christmas and began using it throughout January. This is the first shade I've tried from the silk range and its honestly such a beautiful colour. I love how metallic/shiny the purple looks and the smooth, silky finish it leaves on the nails. 

As it has such a lovely finish, its a rather elegant and grand colour I think. I'm definitely going to pick up some other shades from this range after using this one!

BarryM nail polish in Orchid
BarryM nail polish in Orchid

Lush bath bombs

I love how you can just pop one in the bath and they'll give off a lovely smell, present a beautiful array of colours and leave you feeling ultra moisturised. It has allowed me to have more 'me' time, having that 15/20 minutes in my day with no phone, and just laying there with my thoughts. 

It's a relaxing, calming time, which I'm going to start doing more because it helps relieves all the worries and pain of the day and lets you concentrate on you.

Lush cosmetics bath bombs

I hope you enjoyed these monthly favourites and that you all had an amazing January!

Thank you for reading <3

3 Everyday go-to eye makeup looks

Well hello to you my reader chums! Today I've got a makeup tutorial post for you, instead of a whole face look, I've chosen to show you 3 of my go-to everyday eye looks I'm loving to wear currently. 

Eye make up looks are always so fun to create as they can really change the overall look. If you're looking to try some new eye looks, here are 3 everyday go-to eye makeup looks.

3 Everyday go-to eye makeup looks

All of these looks are quick, easy and neutral, ideal to whip on just before school, college or work.

Bronze-based eye makeup look

The first look is a bronze based look, one which will help complement blue eyes and add warmth through the eyes.

Bronze eye makeup look

Before each look, I primed my eyes with Urban Decay's primer potion, to ensure it will stay put all day. For this eye look, I applied the shade 'sidecar' from the Naked palette all over the lid and blended the shade 'cover' from the Naked 2 basics in the outer corner to give the eye some warmth/depth. I used the shade 'virgin' for an inner corner highlight.
Bronze based eye makeup look

'Sidecar' is a lovely shimmery bronze shade, it's highly pigmented and very creamy/rich when applied, I just love it.

sidecar shade naked urban decay palette

'Cover' is probably my favourite shade out of the Naked 2 basics palette, its the perfect mid matte brown shade, which is just amazing blended in the outer corner with an array of eye shadows, to achieve more depth to the eye.

Cover naked basics palette

Gold eye make up look

The second look is one I wear the most out of the three and is more of a gold eye look. Again, I primed my eyes and used the shade 'half baked' all over the lid. I love the shade 'half baked', it's such a beautiful highly pigmented gold colour with the perfect amount of shimmer. 

For somebody who usually is more of a bronze eye shadow girl, it definitely changed my opinion on gold-based eye shadows. To warm up the eye, I blend the shade 'buck through the outer corner and slightly in the crease. I'd say 'buck' is slightly darker than 'cover' and gives more of a contoured eye look. I also then apply 'virgin' in the inner corner.

gold eye makeup look
gold eye makeup look

This look is the most dressy out of the three because it has more of that party/night out and adds a little bit of glamour.
buck naked palette eye shadow

Natural everyday eye shadow look

The last look is the most natural and subtle out of the three. For the lid, I used the shade 'sin' from the Naked palette, which is this pale pink shade that adds a lovely sweep of colour to the eye. To then add more definition and colour, from the Naked 2 basics I blended 'cover' in the outer corner and a bit of 'primal' as well to darken it up.

natural eye shadow look

sin eye shadow naked palette

cover eye shadow naked basics palette

'Virgin' is the most beautiful highlighting shade and I've been loving to use it for the inner corner of every single eye look.
Virgin eye shadow naked palette

For all these looks, I drew a simple black line with L'oreal's super liner above my lashes and applied a couple of coats of Maybelline's the falsies mascara.

I hope you enjoyed these quick and easy everyday eye looks!

Thank you for reading <3