lip art

St. Paddy's Day


I'm not Irish in any way, shape or form but St. Patrick's Day is widely celebrated around the globe, so after a busy day at work yesterday, I didn't exactly feel like creating a whole face piece as a celebration so instead I decided to play with my favourite green lipstick and do a quick lip look.
To create this, I used a really slim but flat lip brush so that I could get the clean edge and did a couple of layers of the colour to build it up, purely to avoid messing up the neatness. Following that I got a softer brush with longer 'hairs', one that I usually use to blending out eyeshadow and gently dabbed some gold pigment on the inner middle of my bottle lip, carefully mirroring the move on my top lip too, giving that ombré finish and there we have a classic lip for St. Paddy's Day!

Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Fortune
Lime Crime lipstick in Serpentina

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? I want to see what you created!


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St. David's Day


I'm late posting this, I was intending to post it for St. Davids day which is 1st March because the look is inspired by the colours of the Welsh flag, however I never got around to it and I'm still not sure why.
Being from Wales myself, I wanted to create something for the day and do something different to what I'm used to, hence the opposite colour work on the eyes and eyebrows and I didn't use my big ring light for the photos so this could have been brighter, I wish I had though but I'm happy with the result anyway, what do you think? Drop me a comment!

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation & 'Doe' lashes
Nyx Cosmetics Ultimate Brights palette
Jeffree Star & Manny collab liquid lipstick in Daddy
Technic Cosmetics Prism rainbow highlighter
Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape concealer
Steve Laurant precision tip liner
Rimmel London Wonderfully Real mascara



Niagara Falls


A couple of weeks ago, I headed further west of the world, over to Canada and America for a trip to see friends and explore more of that side of the globe and I got to see one of the most iconic landmarks - Niagara Falls.
I stayed in Toronto for the duration of my trip to Canada, where I took a tour to the falls on the Canadian side (obviously) and being February, it was pretty damn cold although not unbearable and nothing I hadn't experienced before and there was snow absolutely everywhere with thick ice on almost everything too. First of all we went to place where they make ice wine and did a little bit of wine tasting, I'm not a big fan of wine but I wouldn't say no to ice wine in a hurry, it's delicious and they take on several students at a time to study there, making wine etc. Following that, we headed straight to the falls as no one was interested in taking a helicopter ride where we then stayed for several hours to have lunch and explore the falls and I have to say, they didn't disappoint, they're absolutely stunning. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they're probably prettier in the winter with all the ice and the snow, with the river below being partially frozen, than they are in the summer and one of the benefits is that there less tourists getting in your way too - a big bonus if you want to take a lot of decent photos.
I managed to journey behind the falls as well as see them above, I would recommend this to anyone visiting too because you simply get to see them from a different angle altogether, taking in the sheer amount of water coming over that edge. It's just incredible. Skip ahead a couple of hours and we headed a little further downstream to see the big whirlpool which is pretty large and if you didn't know already, the river acts as a boarder between Canada and the States so looking across you're so close to America. After the whirlpool, came Niagara-on-the-Lake, a small town that is super cute with all sorts of little touristy shops such as a year round Christmas shop and a chocolate shop that sells the most delicious toffee apples covered in all sorts of goodies, I personally had an M&M one to take back to the hotel with me and I never finished it because there was too much of it.
On a clear day, you can see Toronto from Niagara-on-the-Lake, they're almost opposite each other across Lake Ontario.
Below are some of my photos from the falls;

I'll be posting more about my trip in the coming weeks :)


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True Scales


I don't think it's any secret by now that I absolutely love having a play around with special fx make-up and creating new things all the time, the only downfall is that life really does get in the way of creating as much content as I would love to, I've gotta pay my bills after all!
Moving on, I actually had a bunch of free time during our big snowfall in Wales, whilst the Beast from the East was paying us a visit, which meant I was quite literally snowed in by snow drifts deeper than a meter! We're not used to that kind of snow as I'm sure most of you are quite aware of ;)
This was actually inspired by @akhanartistry on instagram, if you don't already follow, then I recommend you do! 


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I'm not one to get hyped up over Valentine's day, I've never seen much point in it to be honest but I did jump on the wagon of creating a look for the day because why not? It's fun to get creative over a look with a bit of a theme, so here's what I created, using a bunch of new products I got at the beginning of the year.

Unicorn Cosmetics lashes in Lemon Meringue
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint
Urban Decay Distortion Palette
Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Watermelon Soda
Mehron Metallic mixing powder in Lavender
The Glitter Army iridescent pearls
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 6

I'm going to attempt to start doing some filming of the looks I create, hopefully it shouldn't take me too long to get to grips with it, so please bare with me as I start this but in the mean time, don't forget to follow me on Instagram to keep up to date with the looks I post!





First of all, apologies for the lack of entries in the last couple of weeks but I've been across the pond in Canada and America but I'm back now and I came home to this months Glossybox waiting for me!
This months box had a really cute style again, not the classic pink box and probably my favourite of the specially designed ones so far.

1. SKIN CHEMISTS LONDON 24-HOUR REPAIR FACIAL SERUM - I'm keen to use this actually, especially after having been on 3 flights in the last couple of weeks, I'm sure my skin needs some TLC right now. Full size is £64 from
2. STEVE LAURANT NUDE POP LIP TINT - I love lip products and balms but this one didn't feel moisturising enough for me to really love it, although I did like that the hint of colour wasn't too over powering, nice and subtle. Available from for £17
3. SLEEK MAKEUP VARIOUS COLOURS - DIVINE EYESHADOW PALETTE - I really like Sleek make up, it's inexpensive and the colours have always been pretty good when it comes to pigment, something that is important to me because there's nothing worse than have to build up a colour so much that it just ends up looking mashed up. I'd recommend this palette to you! Just £8.99 from
4. CIATE LONDON GELOLOGY & PAINT POTS - I love nail polish and the colour I got was a purple/blue colour and it's so pretty on and actually lasts fairly well on my nails, which usually chip within the day. It's also PETA certified and vegan friendly as they have, and I quote 'a no-nonsense approach to animal cruelty', something way more brands still need to take on. Mine is a mini version but full size is available too. Full size available from for £9 and mini for £6.
5. STUDIO BEAUTY MAKEUP MIST GLOW-PLEXION - I'm also looking forward to using this to re-hydrate my skin after those flights recently and to test how it will act as a setting spray too! Available from for £26 in full size of £14 for travel size.

Looking forward to next months box and hoping it's a little more make up based this time!


face masks



GlamGlow have a brand new face mask out and it's FULL OF GLITTER!
When you hear glitter, you probably think it will get stuck on your face and clog your pores but it truly doesn't, it left my skin feeling firmer and soft after removal. I really like the other masks from GlamGlow, my favourite being the limited edition sonic blue GravityMud, so when a glitter mask comes along, how could I not add it to my collection of skin care?
Here's a little video of my application, it's the first video I've ever done so it's only a short and sweet one but perhaps this is the start of something.

Glittermask is available from at £44.


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