Boots haul & mini reviews march 2019


Hey there! So its not a surprise to anyone that once i made a boots order in February the flood gates slightly opened!. To be honest, now that i leave the house a lot more i do find that i need a lot more these days, going through things etc now that i actually, you know use them!

Anyway, the main reason i wanted to make an order was because in my last boots order i had gotten the new loreal elvive rapid reviver for damaged hair and had loved it and wanted to order more. Annoyingly, i ended up ordering the wrong one! but of course, i couldn’t order just that, to be fair i did have vouchers granting more points etc so i had reasons…honest.

Anyway, first off i will start with the hair care i picked up, as i mentioned i did want to get the ones for damaged hair from the loreal paris rapid reviver range but i ended up getting the Loreal paris elvive colour protect rapid reviver power conditioner £5.50 which is for coloured hair instead, which is annoying but so far its alright! do prefer the damaged hair one however.

Next thing i got was another hair product, Garnier ultimate blends hair food coconut oil hair mask £6.99, i got the papaya one last time and really liked it, so as i tend to do im just working my way around the garnier hair masks! i love how big this pot is.

I didnt get much skincare this time around, this time only getting yet another pot of my favourite nip + fab glycolic fix exfoliating cleansing pads £13.59 for skincare, i forget how much i love these until i get them again!

I have really needed a new lip balm for a while now so i picked up the eucerin dry skin intensive lip balm £6.00, but so far its rather meh, i am yet to find the perfect lip balm for me, its a never ending search!

I havent tried a new face primer in ages, so i picked up the loreal paris infallible primer shots in pore refining £8.99, ive tried this twice and so far my biggest bug bear with this is that it separates in the bottle so you get like a slightly oily liquid that comes out too.

Soap & glory thick & fast high definition collagen-c mascara £10.50 is my go to mascara, and i have been in bad need of a new tube for longer than im willing to admit! but i have a new tube now, thankfully and im so glad. This mascara gives length and volume and doesn’t irritate my eyes so yay!

I have been thinking about trying out the NYX cant stop wont stop 24-hour foundation £15.00 for a while now, and i finally gave in! after having a look around i got it in light porcelain and im impressed because its actually bang on pretty much shade match wise. Ive tried it twice so far and i am super impressed, but will do a full review once ive tried it a few more times!

Ive always had this thing about trying different concealers, so after having a look around i took a gamble and got the barry m all night long concealer in milk £4.49, i say it was a gamble because the face products ive tried from barry m in the past tend to never be pale enough but colour me surprised! it actually matches me really well, havent tried it enough yet, but lets wait and see.

so barry m was on spend £8 and get a free mascara, i wasnt going to say no to that! so i got something ive thought about getting for ages, the barry m holographic eyeshadow topper £4.99 in blue/purple. I love the look of people wearing these people toppers but never think i could really pull it off, but i finally caved and picked this one up, ive been playing with it a little bit and god its so pretty! now to just get the courage to actually wear it.

And the mentioned free mascara was the barry m lash vegas 2 mascara £4.99, i honestly wasnt that impressed with the first lash vegas, but im willing to give this a go!

So there you! i need to you know, stop buying things….soon.

Cath x

100 posts.

Hey there! so this post is my 100th post on this blog, mad right? I made this blog in july of last year, finally choosing to come back to blogging after a 4 year break away from it. I had forgotten for sure how tough blogging can be, but i very much enjoy it too! for my 100th post, i thought i would do a round up of some of my notable posts and other little random bits of information.

since July paint the face of anxiety has been viewed 2,973 times.

100 posts have a total of 43 comments.

8 of the 100 posts are makeup looks.

9 are in my emotionally broken series.

43 comments have been left on various posts.

My first post was posted on the 13th of July 2018 and it was a look based on the bisexual pride flag.

Continuing the pride looks i did a look for LGBTQ+ pride overall, taking over 3 hours to draw on by hand.


On the 14th of august 2018 i turned 26 and i posted 26 things i had learnt in 26 years.

My first post in my emotionally broken series was posted on the 18th of july 2018, letting everyone into the mess in my head.

I got my first pr sample in the form of the mask time subscription box
on the 16th of august 2018, many squeals happened!

I posted my first post in my therapy diaries series on the 28th of September 2018, the day after i started therapy.

I wrote & published my very first sponsored post on the 6th of November 2018 about movies that mean christmas to me.

On the 4th of December i posted my haul from the first time i got involved in black Friday, i very much enjoyed myself!

On the 28th of December i showed you what i got for christmas and talked about the first christmas i had enjoyed in years.

On the 7th of January i talked about the fear of therapy coming to an end, the fear of my progress going backwards.

On the 24th of February i talked about the past, and how you cant change it and it does shape you, but thats ok after a very interesting dream.

On the 2nd of march, i had my final therapy session and called an end to that chapter in my life, hoping to carry what she taught me forward.

And on the 8th of march i finally played with makeup again for the first time in months and did this elemental mermaid look, with glitter of course!.

I can find it hard to find the motivation and the time to write my blog i haven’t been has committed to it as i would like, but looking back on everything i have done reminds me that ive done more than i think!

I hope to keep my blog up for another 100 posts and more, and i hope to continue trying to grow it this year, and thankyou for anyone that is reading this, so much!

Cath x

Boots Haul January 2019.


Hey there! so surprisingly its been a while since ive done a boots haul, and theres a few reasons for that. Having my benefits lowered does mean im being more careful than i was, though i was being careful then too. Ive also gotten very into cleaning and especially buying cleaning products, quite a chunk of my “play around” money going there! and ive just been waiting for a moment were i could save the most to buy what i needed/wanted and it finally arrived. With half off a lot of skincare, lots of other deals and an offer i had for triple points when you spend over £20, the order was made!

So lets start with skincare shall we?

I have slacked big time on my skincare of late, i think because i haven’t had a few things and such i just haven’t wanted to bother so i didn’t! though i wouldn’t suggest doing that, i just found myself slipping that way.

So first off, i was looking for a new moisturiser, ideally something i could use morning or night but mainly morning with a lighter texture but still hydrating, ding ding ding! Neutrogena hydro boost water gel moisturiser £12.99 ticked all of those boxes so i picked it up. I knew i also wanted a morning serum, a really simple hydrating serum and the same range had exactly what i wanted the Neutrogena hydroboost supercharged booster£14.99. I didn’t really need a new cleanser, but i spotted an interesting one from the same range so i picked up the Neutrogena hydroboost gelee milk cleanser £7.99. Theres something satisfying about using 3 products from the same range! and as a heads up, i bought all of these at half price.

A few bits that dont really have a category as such, I picked up more Boots smooth care hair removal cream £3.49 because i needed it, the Barry m base coat, top coat and nail hardener £2.99 being my favourite top coat and i needed more! And finally, the Boots cracked heel balm £4.89 because my feet are forever a disaster, and im trying to try out a few different things to do a post about it eventually!

Make up wise, only two products go me! getting a moment to play with makeup is unheard of these days so i dont buy half as much as i used too, but i needed new mascara! i was going to get another tube of my favourite soap & glory but it wasn’t in stock and i had been curious about the Maybelline snapscara £7.99 for a bit so i picked that up. And then i always use a waterproof mascara as like a top coat, normally maybelline the rocket but couldn’t find the waterproof version online, so instead i got the Maybelline colossal mascara waterproof £6.99.

Finally, hair! my hair has been showing damage, its been dryer and breaking a lot so ive started listening too it and trying to help it as much as i can. Hair masks as if they are going out of style is the first port of call and i adore garnier for these, and then i spotted these Garnier ultimate blends hair food papaya 3 in 1 damaged hair mask treatment 300ml £6.99. First things first this pot is massive! i loved the sound of papaya and hair food, so in the basket that went. I also spotted these new conditioners loreal have brought out, Loreal elvive full restore rapid reviver damaged hair power conditioner £5.50 these are meant to be stronger than your normal conditioner but dont need to be left on, sounds good to me! so i thought i would give that a go too. I knew one thing i wanted to get and start being better about was a heat protector so i got the John Frieda detox & repair care & protect spray £5.99, so many heat protectors ive used in the past are annoying and sticky so something designed to be caring too sounded good! Finally, i really wanted to try something from the new soap & glory hair care range, and i needed a new styling serum/oil so i got the Soap & glory split happens conditioning styling oil £7.50 to give it a go, has i always finish my hair with a serum/oil.

So there we go! made up for lost time i think? what have you picked up lately? let me know!

Cath x

Elemental Mermaid makeup look.


Hey there! so its been a long time since ive brought to you any makeup looks, but this is due to having not done any! when i go out i wear makeup, but its the same thing i always do, super dark purple smokey eyes and a lilac lip. Ive finally had the light and the moment to sit down and play and im so glad too! i had some palettes i was dying to try, it is quite like the mermaid look i did for halloween, and like a few other looks ive done in the past, but you know what, i like what i like! anyway, i hope you enjoy!



Eyes
Nars smudge proof eyeshadow base.
Revolution ultra brow tint in dark.
Imagic flash palette – the white cream all over the lid and into the crease, the dark blue on the lower lashline.
Revolution mischief mattes eyeshadow palette – Saint to set everything, Believer, Indication and Shrine layered in the crease.
Urban Decay elements eyeshadow palette – Heavy water in the first half of the lid, luna in the inner corner.
Violet Voss the rainbow eyeshadow palette – a mix of indigo and violet on the outer half of the lid, royal on the lower lashline and eclipse used close to the lower lashline to smoke it out.
Maybelline master ink liquid liner in matte black.
Maybelline snapscara.
Collection glam crystals in le freak – on the first half of the lower lashline.
Ardell kelly lashes and ebay lashes with duo glue.

Face
W7 angel balm primer.
Loreal infallible mattifying base.
Revolution conceal & define foundation in 0.5.
no17 stay time concealer in extra fair – only ended up using this around my brows.
Maybelline matte and poreless pressed powder in translucent.
NYX powder blusher in taupe.
NYX ombre blush in code breaker.
Revolution skin kiss highlighter in dream kiss.
Urban decay elements palette – luna as a highlighter as well.

Lips
NYX cosmic metals lip cream in dark nebula.
Collection glam crystals in le freak.

So there you go! i hope you enjoyed the first makeup look ive done in a while, i very much enjoyed doing it!

Cath x

The Soap Story Review.

Hey there! So a few weeks ago i went to the range with my mum, i hadn’t actually been there before so was quite excited to have a look around. You can imagine that the excitement got even better when i spotted a soap story stand! Mum said that a soap i got in my christmas stocking was actually from there, which i hadnt known but being able to have a look with my own two eyes was great fun! i had to control myself, knowing that the last thing i needed was a tonne more soap products when i already have so many so i picked carefully. I ended up getting the Mandarin hand cleansing gel 50ml £3.00 and the Galaxy jelly soap 100g £5.00, i was having a look at all the products for quite a while but these are what ended up catching my eye the most.


I always like to carry a anti-bac hand gel with me, but im not a big fan of just the standard ones really! i like finding ones that are nicely scented, but that can be pretty difficult in the uk, so when i spotted a whole range of them i was very happy! even more so when i spotted the Mandarin hand cleansing gel 50ml  £3.00 as i love orange scents but had never found a hand gel in a orange scent before. I was so excited i used it in the car on the way home! And the scent is lovely, its mandarin but its not super strong and its also not that super sweet and sickly fake orange scent. Though of course alcohol is the main thing in here, i cant smell it and unlike some gels it doesn’t feel like its disappearing as soon as it makes contact with my skin. They say its moisturising, and while i wouldn’t go that far it doesn’t dry my skin out quite to the same degree that your standard gel would. My biggest bug bare with this gel personally is that for maybe 20 seconds after using your hands are a bit sticky, so you do have to watch it a little, but its not too bad and after those 20 seconds its gone completely and the only thing telling you that you used it is a very light scent still there. I really like it, I find that the nice scent makes me want to use it more too always a good thing!


The other thing i bought from the soap story is the Galaxy jelly soap 100g £5.00. I was looking for a while, but then this soap caught my eye, how could i not! its dark and sparkly, and smells super good. Ive been trying to figure out how to explain the scent of this for a while now, and i honestly still cant place it! i just know that its sweet, and it takes me back to my childhood but i dont know why! of course, there is a novelty factor in that you have a chunk of jelly soap that wobbles and feels exactly like any other jelly. The galaxy one is this beautiful midnight blue with holographic glitter inside, before i photographed it i was messing around and taking it whole out of its tub and wobbling it, hence the mark in it! note to self, dont do that. You can use it in a few different ways, ive been grabbing a little bit from the tub and putting it on the sponge i use but i dont think thats the easiest way to use it. I think that if you can, using it whole like a bar of soap may work better because i found it pretty difficult to break a piece off! though of course my wet hands didn’t help. You get a nice lather once it work it up, and the colour turns more to the purple side which is awesome. The first time i used it i thought that it had dried my skin out a little bit, but when ive used it since i haven’t had any issues so i dont actually think it did!
All in all i really liked both of these products that i tried from the soap story, the only minors were very small! and i think i will pick some other things next time im at the range.

Cath x

Favourite products 2018 – makeup.

Hey there! so if you didnt catch it in my last post im doing a little two-part series of my favourite products of 2018, my last post here was about all my favourite skincare products, this one is all about my favourite makeup products! i really wanted to do this especially because i saw anna (the anna edit) show how she had 8 years of her yearly favourites, and i thought that was really cool! anyway, long post incoming so lets get going.

Primer – smashbox photo finish foundation.
This is no surprise, this has been my go to foundation primer for a while now and theres good reason. Its one of those old fashioned favourites we often forget about these days! its a silicone based clear primer that smooths out the skin and makes everything apply better and last longer.


Foundation –
Estee lauder double wear stay-in-place foundation in shell.
This has been my go to foundation for a few years now and i doubt that is going to change any time soon! its lasting power is amazing, coverage is highly build able and i honestly haven’t found anything that beats it for me.


Concealer – revolution conceal & define concealer in C1.

I highly doubt that i am the only one that has this on there list, has this concealer came out in 2018 and everyone loved it so much that they brought out a supersize! If im honest, i wasnt actually too sure about this concealer at first, i thought it was a bit too heavy and the colour was off, but mixing a drop or two of whitener in made all the difference and im a big fan now! its super good coverage, not cakey or heavy (just dont use too much!) and lasts really well.


Powder – elf HD setting powder.
2018 was the year i had to admit defeat, stop buying every compact that i could find of the maybelline dream matte powder in rose nude, and find a different setting powder that i liked. asking around, a friend suggested elf hd setting powder and im so glad she did! ive actually gone through the whole tub, theres only a tiny bit left and theres very good reason why. Its actually got no colour to it, its not translucent but actually has an orange cast, it sets everything firm in place but doesnt look cakey at all either. perfect!


Contour – NYX high definition blush in taupe.

2018 was the year that i had to stop holding on to discontinued items and find something new, and after using the makeup gallery single eyeshadow for years i needed a new contour powder after basically strapping the pan clean. again i asked around and this one kept coming up and now have ive used it for a while i see why, its a good tone for us very pale people, and the powder itself is really easy to use.


Blusher –  lots of them!
blusher is the one product that i spent ages thinking about and im still not sure, its the product i mix up a lot and i dont really stick with one. i tried to pick one, but i just couldnt stick with one, i think i did have a favourite shade,which is a blue based almost bubblegum pink. but then again saying that i also really got back into the more muted dusty rose pinks so i really dont know! the blushers pictures were some of my favourites however, and i would suggest any of them.


Highlighter – obsession powder highlight in moon.

Oh it just had to be this one really! i adore this highlighter, it sits in this little 6 pan palette i have with the matte black from obsession and a purple eyeshadow too that i use all the time and theres good reason. This is a in your face, bright shining silver-purple highlight, its not “natural” a “glow from within” nothing like that, but thats exactly why i love it! i also love it for my inner corners too.


Eye primer – Nars pro prime smudge proof eyeshadow base.

This really isnt a surprise, seeing has this is the only primer ive used for a while now! i was a die hard fan of urban decay primer potion for years, but after a while i found it just wasnt enough for my oily heavily hooded lids. However, nars is, it can keep my eyeshadow on for 8+ hours (tested on christmas day, as i dont tend to wear makeup for ages) no issue, its honestly the best ive found.


Eyeshadow base/cream eyeshadow – revolution pro pigment pomade in jet black.
I tend to always wear a cream eyeshadow over my primer and before powders, i find everything looks better and lasts longer this way. Again this was a product i needed to change, because even though the maybelline colour tattoos still exist, the colour timeless black does not. So it was good timing when revolution brought out these little pots of cream pigment that can be used for pretty much anything, this pot pictured is brand new because i lost my old one, and i think that says everything really! pigmented, long lasting and blendable.


Eyeshadow – nyx ultra hot shots single eyeshadow in ultra violet.
the single eyeshadow had to be the one that i bought 9 of when i heard it was discontinuing really didnt it?, i love this matte eyeshadow, its one of the few matte purples that actually has the right undertone that i like, its also super blendable and pigmented, win! im sad its been discontinued, but im not running out for a while!


Eyeshadow palette – revolution pro regeneration trends mischief mattes.
Now i could of said the obsession palette i use all the time but i made that myself, and i could of said the sleek bad girl palette that i use all the time but i only ever use one shadow out of that. So instead i went with the palette that impressed me the most in 2018, i did at the end of 2018 get two higher end palettes but i havent had time to really try them out. But this palette blew me away in the summer, a palette full of bright matte colours, all pigmented and easy to blend, it really is a bargain and a must have if you like bright and different eyeshadows.


Liquid eyeliner – maybelline master ink matte eye liner.

i go through liquid eyeliner phases, and i got bored of my normal go to (bourjois liner pinceau) so i asked around and picked up this one and im glad i did! im picky about my liquid liners, they have to be matte, very black and easy to use, long lasting and cant flake. i wasnt sure about it at first due to the felt tip brush but actually i find its so fine i can use it pretty well, its matte and very black and lasts well, brilliant!


pencil liner – pixi endless silky eye pen in black nior.

This liner came back into my life in the latter half the year, but i have had and loved it before too! i had it a few years ago and used it to the very end very sad when it was finally gone. So i was glad when i got it back in a pink parcel this year, has i dont really wanna drop that amount of money on a black pencil liner! but it really is very good, very black, soft and glides well but when its set its not going anywhere, very glad to have it back!


mascara – soap & glory thick and fast HD mascara high definition collagen coat.
This mascara happened with one of those moments when you get something new, and you try it and you dont exactly hate it but you dont exactly love it either so it just gets left by the way side, but when you do go back to it you fall in love with it. That was what happened with this mascara for me, im glad i picked it back up! because its been the only mascara ive used for a few months now, and that is a rare thing to happen. It lengthens, volumises and is super black, i always top coat it with a waterproof mascara and ive had no issues with wear after doing that.

Lipstick – 17 mega matte lip colour in i lilac it a lot.
2018 really was the year of finding new products or replacements honestly! my beloved lipstick of choice for years, the barry m lip paint in 129 had a formula change, and it just doesn’t look or feel the same anymore. So on a mission i went, to find a replacement lipstick i liked! annoyingly, the lipstick i fell for is discontinued because the brand is gone. But all the same this is the lipstick i have been reaching for the most this year, its lilac but its, wearable lilac? if lilac can be wearable! anyway, looks like 2019 i need to find a replacement for my replacement.


Setting spray – revolution pro fix oil control makeup fixing spray.
Ive used the basic freedom setting spray for ages, but when i ran out i grabbed this revolution oil control one i had gotten as a gift and i really like it! i didn’t know if it would have the same effect, but it works well, keeps everything in place and removes the excess powdery look.

There you have it! boy that is a long post, well done if you got to the end! what was your makeup favourites? let me know.

Cath x

Revolution January Sales Haul.


Hey there! so i knew that revolution would likely do a after Christmas sale and i knew i would be placing an order, having avoided doing one on black Friday and also needing a replacement for my pigment pomade in jet black. So i actually put the order in on Christmas day! anyway, because it was Christmas/new year it took a while to arrive, but now its here!


so first off, i went a bit highlighter mad! i ordered pretty much every highlighter in the skin kiss range, and the powder highlight that came out at Halloween too. I got the revolution skin kiss highlighters in star kiss, dream kiss, prismatic kiss and frozen kiss currently £2.50 and the revolution haunted lights currently £1.20 too. I also got the revolution pro SFX white base powder currently 90p, im including this in highlighters because i will be using it as a matte highlighter really! These skin kiss highlighters are massive! i mean i think hitting pan on a highlighter is pretty impossible anyway, but at this size i cant imagine ever hitting pan! (they are 14g). i got the haunted lights in 2017 which was pink, so i skipped the green has i have green highlighters but when i saw it on sale i wasn’t going to resist! and the same for the white base powder really, i didn’t need to resist at this price point.

Next up is the rest of the bits i picked up, in a similar vein to the other Halloween products i picked up, i picked up the revolution pro SFX face paint palette (now completely sold out). I dont tend to do SFX makeup much these days, but i thought this would be handy to have on hand, and you know, i wanted it!


Has mentioned above, i picked up a new revolution pro pigment pomade in jet black £5.00, i mention this in my favourite makeup products of 2018 (coming soon) but this is my go to cream base for eye shadows. But i dropped my old jar and lost it with the top off somewhere! so even though this wasn’t in the sale i needed to grab this!

I picked up two eye shadows, the magnetise eye shadows in black and burgundy currently £1.50. I haven’t really played with these yet, but with swatches oh boy they have a lot of pigment!


Finally, i grabbed a few lipsticks, i grabbed two in the Halloween collection, because lets be honest, i have a black lipstick and i have a red lipstick (ok, i have quite a few) but if there in the sales? ill pick them up for the pretty packaging! i got blood lust and captivating curse currently £1.20. Finally! i picked up the revolution pro supreme lipstick in treacherous currently £1.50, mainly because ive wanted to try the pro lipsticks for a while, and well its purple. i just opened this lipstick for like the third time and squished the tip of it, damn it!

So there you have it! sorry for the haul influx lately, you know its that time of year! did you pick up anything in the revolution sale?

Cath x

The body shop scrumptuous cleansing butter.

The body shops camomile sumptuous cleansing butter £10.00 has been out a while, they brought out a range of cleansing products under the camomile range. The butter was the first balm on the market that wasnt super high up there in price that i knew of, and ever since i first tried it ive been pretty hooked.

I reviews the no7 nourishing cleansing balm here back in september, explaining how much i loved it as a basic staple balm and thats basically where i stand with this one too. this one is a little bit lighter in texture but thats it honestly!

They call it a butter and honestly thats a great way of describing the texture of this, its like a butter the minute it touches your skin it begins to melt down into an oil. It removes makeup without any issue, the toughest of makeup the most layered on will melt away without much problem.

Its very gentle too, even if it gets in your eyes it doesn’t sting or hurt in any way. It doesnt dry out your skin at all but its easy to remove, ive tried some balms that leave a oily or even slightly sticky film on the skin but this one comes off completely clean.

Honestly i wish i had more to say about this but it really is just a really good easy to use balm cleanser!  you also dont need very much so it lasts quite a while too, and of course its from the body shop so its cruelty free, and this product is also vegan so it ticks all the boxes too!

I would highly suggest to anyone that they give this a go, its a great cleanser and not one i want to be without.

Cath x

Black Friday Haul.


Hey there! so first off i know i posted saying im back then disappeared for a week, this time complete lack of pictures and the lack of light to take them was my issue but i finally got some! so ive been waiting to post this because ive been waiting for everything to arrive, and in the end i was just going to do a part 1 and a part 2 haul but thankfully the items i was waiting for turned up!

So i went a bit crazy on black friday, i still dont really understand why we have black friday when we dont have thanks giving but at the same time im not gonna turn down a bargain! i did get some christmas shopping done, but i got some me shopping done too, so lets get to it shall we?


So the first order i made was with the body shop, they had 40% off everything and i couldnt resist! i bought the camomile sumptuous cleansing butter £10.00, ive used this a few times now, gone through 2 tins! i really like it but dont tend to buy it so this was high on the list to pick up. Next because generally if caroline hirons suggests something i want it, so i got Oils of life intensely revitalising cleansing oil-in-gel £12.00 that she mentions in her body shop brand overview! having used it a few times now, yes it is a lovely cleanser! full review coming up. Finally, i picked up the satsuma hand cream £5.00, the hand creams from the body shop are well known for being really good! and my favourite scent of all time from the body shop is satsuma, so this was a no brainer really.


Next up in the shopping there was two products i really didn’t wanna buy but needed! im all about the budget makeup and the bargains generally but there are two products i cant live without and they are on the pricier side! and of course because sods law, they ran out at the same time. So when i found that look fantastic stocked both of the things i needed and had 20% site wide i knew what i was doing! i picked up my go to eye primer the nars cosmetics pro prime smudge proof eyeshadow base £20, and my favourite foundation ever estee lauder double wear stay in place foundation in shell £32.50, in the end i saved £15 ish in total on the two along with free shipping, not bad id say!


i actually picked up some new nail polishes, now i have to be honest i dont actually buy new nail polishes very often! and its safe to say i have a type, purple and glitter! but with the ones i use the most now discontinued im on the hunt and i spotted some interesting ones from nails inc, and with 30% off why not! so i got the nails inc dirty unicorns hot to trot nail polish £11 first off, this was what made me make the order in the first place! i spotted my friend the lovely nail blogger enigmatic rambles swatch the colour rainbow hooves and after that i had to have a look at the rest! doing some browsing i then came across the life hack collection, in the colour bossing it £11 and knew that had to go in my basket too! in the end it was just above £15 for the two and im happy with that!


Last but by no means least i treated myself in the beauty bay sale, i went back and forth over this choice for ages! i wanted to really treat myself in the beauty bay sale considering 30% off makes a number of things much more in my reach. In the end after a lot of browsing and questioned i bought two things, i got the violet voss the rainbow palette £28.oo, i am so excited about this! i always struggle with eyeshadow palettes because so often theres colours i wont use in there, and i have wanted to try violet voss eyeshadows for ages but all her palettes never really appealed and then i spotted this and god damn is it cool! i cant wait to try this out. The other thing i picked up is the peter thomas roth meet your mask kit £22.00, i havent been able to buy pricey skincare for years now but ive wanted to try so much! ive adored face masks lately and so i thought i would finally bite the bullet and try out a selection of the peter thomas roth face masks, i am very much looking forward too!

So there you have it! the damage i did on the black friday sales, i did a fair amount of damage but i really enjoyed it, and got some great deals so im ok with it really!

Did you join in on black friday? lemme know!

Cath x

Happy Halloween! Dark mermaid halloween makeup.


Hey there! Happy Halloween! so once i knew i wanted to do a Halloween makeup look for Halloween the hunt was on to figure out what kind of look i wanted to do! i reached out and asked on instagram, twitter and facebook and i had the suggestion dark mermaid come back. I really like this idea so off i went! i actually ended up doing this look twice, i did it on Saturday but i really wasn’t happy with how the look or the pictures turned out so i tried again on Monday and im much happier with this one!

I hope you like this too, happy Halloween!

Eyes –

Revolution brow tint in dark – go to brow product.

Bourjois 24HR eyeshadow primer.

Imagic flash palette using black – as an eyeshadow base.

Revolution single eyeshadow in touch me – to set my primer and base.

Revolution Pro regeneration trends mischief mattes using poison and shrine – i used poison as my first crease colour, and then shrine was more directly in my crease.

Sleek divine ultra mattes V1 brights palette using sugarlite and dragonfly – i found the colours getting muddy so i used these to brighten the colours up.

Revolution eyes like angels eyeshadow palette using aqua dream – as my lid colour.
Maybelline master ink matte liquid eyeliner in charcoal black – i did a heavy wing, i didnt plan too! but i did.

maybelline total temptation mascara in black – even when i wear lashes, i still pile it on!

Eyelashes from ebay.

Face –

Obsession whitener drops, max factor facefinity foundation in light ivory, freedom ghost whitener, revolution liquid highlighter unicorn elixir, revolution haunted liquid highlighter in envy and imagic flash palette the blue – ok, so my “foundation” was a right old mix! i basically kept mixing until i got what i wanted, in the end for some reason in some pictures i look much bluer than others! it gets the effect across though, and that was all over my face, neck and chest.

Elf HD setting powder – to set everything!

Revolution Pro regeneration trends mischief mattes using poison and shrine – i used a stencil i got from a mermaid kit from tescos, but fishnet tights work well too! and then i basically just went all around my face and picked random spots on my chest, i also shaded/contoured my chest a bit, and blended the scales in so they didn’t look so placed.

Revolution ultra cool glow highlighter palette using the green – i sprayed my brush with a setting spray before i picked up the powder and then i went wild! pretty much all over my chest, cheekbones, nose, chin, cupids bow, under the brow, inner corners, everywhere!

Iridescent cosmetic white/green glitter – i then grabbed this super pretty glitter and pretty much did the same that i did with the highlighter! minus cupids bow and eyes.

Lips –
MUA luxe velvet lip lacquer in splash – all over the lips.

Revolution haunted liquid highlighter in envy – i patted this in the centre of my lips then blended outwards.

Iridescent cosmetic white/green glitter – i then basically did the same with the glitter too.

I am so happy i re did this! because i like this version so much more than i liked my first one, it really proves that sometimes its worth trying again!

I hope you enjoy, and have a happy and safe Halloween!

Cath x