Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you’re all having a lovely day of love – I know I will be because when you’re reading this I’ll be eating junk food and watching RuPaul’s Drag Race on my friend’s sofa. Anyway, yesterday I got a very exciting parcel in the post – my Urban Decay order for… Continue reading Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Collection – Review & Valentine’s Day Look!
I was washing my brushes last night (a wild Saturday!) and it got me to thinking two things: one, that I have a lot of damn brushes, and two, I have a lot of brushes that are pretty unique in shape, in texture, and in usage. I’m a big believer in using your makeup brushes… Continue reading Six Unique Brushes I Can’t Do My Make-Up Without!
Primers are a makeup item that are very near and dear to my heart. I have tried more than I can count, and I use 2-3 on a daily basis because my skin is so damn problematic that I’ve not yet found one that covers all the bases I need covering. With dry, dehydrated, acne-prone… Continue reading My Top Five Primers In The Whole World!
Today I was feeling like waxing lyrical about some of my current obsessions, because holy moly have I come across some gems lately! I’m absolutely obsessed with everything I’ve mentioned here, and instead of writing long-winded reviews on each of them (because believe me, I could!), I wanted to keep it short and sweet and… Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews | Six Products I’ve Been Loving Lately!
Hi all! Today I’m sharing with you my new 2018 Project Pan! My last one was a bit of a fail, but this year I am more motivated and I definitely have a better idea of what I’m able to use up (and what I want to use up!) so I thought I’d jump on… Continue reading 18 in 2018 – A New and Improved Project Pan
Hi all! Just stopping by to share with you a list of all my absolute favourite products of 2017. 2017 was an amazing year for make-up and I’ve definitely found some of my all-time holy grail lifelong favourites, and I’m so excited and chuffed that I was able to share the bulk of them with… Continue reading BEST OF 2017 – MAKE-UP PRODUCTS
Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I posted on here but I’ve been crazy busy at work – remind me why I thought working in retail at Christmas was a good idea again? But that hasn’t stopped me from picking up some bits here and there, and especially on Black Friday I went a… Continue reading December Glam Make-Up Using Black Friday Purchases!
As a make-up collector and hoarder, I have so many products from all different price ranges – the good, the bad and the ugly. And I think when you’ve been doing make-up for a long time you can run the risk of becoming a bit snobby, almost, which is definitely something I have been guilty… Continue reading Top 10 Make-Up Items Under £10!
Hi all! Today I wanted to come at you with something short and sweet and very close to my heart – my all-time favourite highlighters. I have two drawers full of the things and I’ve tried so, so many over the past few years, but I really think I have a good solid list of… Continue reading My Top Five Highlighters In The Whole World!
Having a job again is so great because it means money to buy new things. Whoops? Oh well, I’ve been working hard and I wanted to treat myself, so I did. Shall we look at what I bought? FROM WORK Benefit B.Right By The Bay Christmas Set (£39.50, buy here) I was sooo excited to… Continue reading Collective Haul – I Got Paid So I Bought Things!
Hi everyone! Today I had the day off work so I decided to play around a little bit with two of my favourite palettes – the Modern Renaissance and the Subculture, both by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I love my glam looks and I love my grunge looks, and bringing them both together gives the amazing… Continue reading Autumnal Glam Look ft. Modern Renaissance and Subculture Palettes!
October has been a long month, but I’ve finally settled into my new job with Benefit and I’m now working, living and breathing make-up more than I ever have been. Once again I’ve been shopping my stash a fair bit as I’ve not really been buying anything (but believe me, there will be a payday haul… Continue reading Fab Finds – October 2017
Hi all! Today I’m coming at you with a quick update on my Project Pan and some of the stuff I’ve used up over the past couple of months! As I said in my previous post, I have just started working on a Benefit counter, so for work I am wearing a full face of… Continue reading Project Pan Update #2 and More Empties!
Hi everyone! It’s been a hot minute since I posted on here and that’s because I’m been super busy with my new job with Benefit Cosmetics, jumping between training and varying shifts and taking my free time to chill out and sleep! But having a job where I get to talk about and do people’s… Continue reading An Update, Testing New Make-Up and Revisiting Old Faves!
We all have them – the make-up products we barely reach for, but we can’t seem to get rid of because we used to love them or they hold a special place in our hearts. We also have the products that we love so much that they give us that happy, warm feeling inside when… Continue reading My Top Ten Favourite Make-Up Products – Sentimental Make-Up Items
September has been a month of pleasant discoveries and rediscoveries for me! I sold a lot of clothes and makeup on Depop, and out with the old and in with the new, as they say – I used the money to go a little mad at Fenty Beauty, and also to treat myself to an… Continue reading Fab Finds – September 2017
I was SO EXCITED to get my hands on the new Soph x Makeup Revolution palette! I’ve been watching Soph’s channel (sophdoesnails on YouTube) since she had 60k subscribers, and now to see her come so far and bring out her own palettes is just amazing! My Superdrug was out of the highlighting palettes but… Continue reading Grungy Autumn Makeup feat. Soph X Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette!
Hi all! Since coming home from Australia my skincare routine has changed a lot, and definitely for the better. I’ve felt so much more fresh and hydrated, and I’ve definitely noticed some changes in how many breakouts I’ve been dealing with, and overall I’m really very pleased with how my skin is doing – so… Continue reading My (Updated) Everyday Skincare Routine!
Hi all! This week I managed to pick up a couple of bits from the new and super exciting launch of Fenty Beauty – my gal Rihanna’s highly anticipated make-up range! I got the foundation and one of the highlighter duos, and I’m definitely going back to get a few more bits when they’re back… Continue reading Night Out Make-Up Look and Trying Out Fenty Beauty!
Bonjour! Here is my quick September update touching on my Project Pan! It’s been a weird month, and one where I haven’t actually been wearing make-up very often for various reasons, but I’ve made a little bit of progress here and there so I thought I’d just catch you up anyway! I hit pan on… Continue reading Project Pan Update #1 and Recent Empties!
Hi everyone! I’ve had an absolutely jam packed couple of weeks full of job applications, my birthday, and general getting back into the swing of things, so I’ve been vacant from here and I’ve missed it! So I thought I’d come back on here with a good old fashioned monthly favourites, because even though I’m… Continue reading Fab Finds – August 2017
Hi everyone! I’ve watched a lot of tag videos on YouTube in my time, but one I used to love and watch religiously when I first started getting into makeup was this – The Blush Tag. Blush is easily the makeup item I have the most of – yes, I know, even over highlighters! –… Continue reading The Blush Tag
When you’ve got as much make-up as I do, it’s very easy for things to get lost in my collection. There are old favourites gathering dust on my shelves and things I previously loved somewhere in the bottom of my drawers, and I’m forcing myself now to make a conscious effort to declutter, rediscover, and… Continue reading Used and Abused Make-Up Tag
So I’ve had a bit of a realisation recently – I have a lot of make-up. No, seriously, a lot of make-up. I have so much make-up, and while I’m fairly good at decluttering stuff I don’t or rarely use, there is still a lot of it there always, and because of that I never… Continue reading PROJECT PAN – Things I want to hit pan on/use up by the end of the year!
Did anyone else absolutely lose their minds when this video came out? Rihanna looked AMAZING, and the song is one I’ve had on repeat all summer. There have been tonnes of tutorials and recreations of this look on YouTube and Instagram, and because it’s such a fun look – such bright eyes and a vibrant… Continue reading Rihanna – Wild Thoughts Inspired Make-Up Look
Hi, everyone! Long time no see! For those of you who don’t know, I just spent the past month travelling Australia, hence there haven’t been any posts from me. It was the most amazing month ever, full of sun and exploring and more cheese toasties than one person needs, but I had the best time… Continue reading I Went To Australia And All I Bought Was This Lousy Make-Up
It’s no secret here on my blog that I looove BECCA Cosmetics. Every release they come out with is a release I get excited for, and their new palette (£45, buy here) that they created in a collaboration with Chrissy Teigen was no exception. I couldn’t wait until it came out on Cult Beauty here… Continue reading BECCA x Chrissy Teigen vs. BECCA x Jaclyn Hill – similarities, differences, do you need both?
Hello, boys and girls! It’s been a minute since I’ve posted on here and that’s because my laptop decided to crash and die on me a couple of weeks ago, so it’s been in for repair! But thankfully it didn’t stop me from buying things, so I’ve made a few little purchases here and there!… Continue reading Big Ol’ Collective/Cult Beauty Haul + Summer Goody Bag Review!
Hello again! It’s that time of year again where we get a million and one releases from every brand out there as summer approaches, and I thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to make another anti-haul post! I’ve made one of these before, and it went down really well because I think everyone can relate… Continue reading ANTI HAUL #2 – Make-Up I Will NOT Be Buying!
Guess what? I bought more make-up. Is anyone even surprised at this point? No? Good. I love almost everything I’ve tried from Tarte so far, so when an email popped into my inbox about them offering SEVEN PRODUCTS FOR FIFTY POUNDS, I was on that website faster than the speed of love. Within the deal,… Continue reading TARTE Haul, First Impressions & (Nearly) Full Face!
Hello, my name is Ellen and I’m addicted to buying make-up. Having said that, and as much as I love trying new things, I have my fail-safes that I always go back to. I’ve recently acquired a lot of new stuff – some good and some bad – but as I was reorganising my collection… Continue reading If all my make-up disappeared, what would I repurchase?
Happy May, everyone! This year is shooting by faster than I am ready for, and the start of May now means I go to Australia next month. NEXT MONTH. Holy sh*t. Since I’m going to be living out of a backpack and won’t be able to take all my make-up and skincare, this month has… Continue reading Fab Finds – April!
Surprise, surprise, I bought more make-up! Buuuut Superdrug has been having a 3 for 2 on everything all month, so I made an executive decision to make my three items three bloody good ones and then not to go in there again, and you know what? I think I did really good. I’m super happy… Continue reading Trying Out My New Make-Up Purchases! Maybelline, Benefit, L’Oreal, Ofra x NikkieTutorials and more!
If you’ve ever watched a make-up artist or beauty influencer on YouTube, the chances are you’ve heard of the MAC Paint Pots. They seem to be a beauty staple for so many – not only in the two shades mentioned in the title, but also in other colours for an easy cream shadow look or… Continue reading Soft Ochre vs Painterly – which one is for you?
Hi all! This week I’ve been doing a massive cull of my make-up and I’ve shifted a solid third of what I used to have. Old things that I really shouldn’t have been using, products barely touched that I was able to sell on, and things that just didn’t work out for me have all… Continue reading My Top Five Eyeshadow Palettes in the Whole World!
Hi everyone! Today I thought I’d talk about something other than make-up but still with a beauty focus, and that’s skincare! I spend a lot of time and money on my skincare routine because I have very problematic skin, and if my skin ain’t looking good then neither is my make-up. I’ve recently had a… Continue reading My Everyday Skincare Routine
Hi everyone! April is now well under way, with lighter evenings and warmer weather, and I’m getting more and more excited for summer by the day! So today we’ll be discussing my beauty favourites for the month of March, the month I attempted (and failed) to go on a spending ban. I didn’t buy all… Continue reading Fab Finds – March
Hi all! It’s been a hot minute since I came on here and posted a blog post, but life has really gotten in the way recently. I’ve been away a couple of times in the past few weeks, and then suddenly a fortnight went by without any posts, but I’m back with a super fun… Continue reading Full Face Using My Most Expensive Products!
Hello, friends! I’ve been wanting to make a post like this for a while because there’s been so much new make-up recently and I find it almost as interesting to read about what people don’t want than what they do want. If you’re like me and you have more make-up than you know what to… Continue reading ANTI-HAUL: Nine Products I Will NOT Be Buying
February has definitely been a month of rediscoveries and old favourites for me. I’ve been trying (and failing) to limit how much money I’ve been spending on make-up because my collection has gotten to the point where things that were holy grails for me six months ago are getting lost behind new purchases, and as… Continue reading Fave Finds – February
I SPENT MONEY AGAIN. Last weekend was a very spendy weekend for me. It was lovely – a good friend (but bad influence) came to visit for a couple of days, and we had such a fab time eating, drinking cocktails, catching up, and of course buying lots of make-up. Yep, I did some damage. But I’ve just… Continue reading Treat Yo Self 2017 – a very spendy weekend
Today’s make-up look was inspired by this gorgeous pigment from MAC that my cousin Hannah picked me up for Christmas. I was in the mood to play around a bit and dabble in some products that I don’t use very often, so when I was digging around my stash and found it, I immediately wanted… Continue reading Show and Teal – Greeny Blue Half Cut Crease Make-Up Look
Hello, everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week so far. I’ve been away for a bit with work, but now I’m back with what I thought would be an interesting blog post on products that really didn’t work out for me, but the rest of the world seems to adore. Now I have a lot of… Continue reading Seven Products that I HATE that Everyone Else Seems to Love
When you’re reading this, I’ll be in Berlin! I’m away for five days, and in that time I’ll be working but also sightseeing, eating, drinking, snapping plenty of photos, and generally having a really good time. Now I work a job where I’m away from home a lot, and in my time in the role… Continue reading How to pack a travel make-up bag!
When BECCA announced their new primer and their new powder, my heart skipped itself a little beat because yes. I immediately took to YouTube and Instagram to find out more, and on first description both products sounded like my absolute dream. I’ve been using their Backlight Priming Filter so, so often since I picked it up… Continue reading New from BECCA – yay or nay?
Hi all! I hope you’re having a great week so far. Hump day is never fun, but make-up is always fun, so I thought I’d post a short n’ sweet list of some of the products I’ve been obsessing over this month. We’ve got mostly make-up (obviously) but there’s a perfume, a brush, and a… Continue reading Fave Finds – January
Today I thought I’d give another kind of post a go – recently I’ve either purchased or been gifted (late Christmas presents are the bomb) some new stuff, and it’s (almost) enough to create a full look out of products I’ve not tried yet! Everything apart from my concealer (Tarte Shape Tape, what else?), my… Continue reading (Almost) Full Face of First Impressions!
Like a lot of people of my generation who are obsessed with all things make-up and beauty, I feel like I can put a lot of the blame for my vast collection on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and the collection of beauty gurus and influencers that I have become more and more familiar with over the… Continue reading YouTube Made Me Buy It
What a novelty – it’s early January and somebody else has decided to start the year by writing a blog. That never happens! … I’m giving it a go anyway. Over the past couple of years, make-up has become my favourite pastime, hobby, addiction, obsession, whatever you want to call it, and in the past… Continue reading Best 16 of 2016
I recently watched Lisa Eldridge’s Buy Nothing video, and it really struck a chord in me. I have so much make-up, and there’s so much of it I don’t ever reach for or have used once or twice and then reach for once in a blue moon, yet I continue to purchase new make-up on a… Continue reading The No-Buy Makeup Look – Rediscovering Old Faves and Shopping My Stash!