Saturday, 19 December 2015

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Hey..can you believe it's now less than a week till Christmas?! I'm really excited :)
I've come up with a few 'last minute christmas gift ideas' in case any of you are struggling or wondering about what to get someone with only a limited amount of time left. Whether it's something for a friend, mum or family member I hope there is something in this post that can help you :)

Bath & Body Sets

Soap & Glory Poptastic - Soap & Glory have the best gift sets in my opinion, they all look so pretty and they are also really inexpensive which is great if your on a small budget. I know that Soap & Glory release lots of sets at Christmas time such as makeup, bath & body, fragrances and more so there really is something for everyone and I know that I would be more than happy to receive one of these sets on Christmas day :)

For The Skincare Lover

Sanctuary Spa 'Just Because' Gift Set - Sanctuary Spa have some amazing skincare products, some of which I regularly use myself and love. This set includes a body butter, body wash, body scrub and a hand cream. The whole set is worth £10.50 which is an amazing price as their products are quite expensive sold individually, so you really do get a lot for what you pay for.

For The Makeup Lover

No7 Glamour Cracker - No7 is one of the best brands for gift sets, they have everything. I thought i'd include this one because out of all the others I feel like this one screams Christmas the most. It comes with a mascara & eyeliner. I love this idea of the cracker and it's only £8, perfect little stocking filler.

Stocking Fillers

- Cath Kidston Makeup Bags - How cute are these?! (£10 Each)

I hope this helped you out if you were in need of any gift inspiration ;) Please do let me know if you liked this :) And I should be back very soon,

Byee x 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

How to: Curl Your Hair With A Straightner

Hey, happy December! I haven't done a hair post in ages so that's what I'm doing today :) I know that a lot of people struggle to curl their hair with a straightener and lately this is all i've been doing with my hair. I've tried my best to take the photos of the steps you need to do to curl your hair, it's always hard but hopefully they're clear enough for you to tell what I'm doing so that you then can try it out yourself :)

1. Start off with a straight piece of hair, it's a lot easier when you have straight hair as the curl can form better and it looks a lot neater when your done curling.  

2. Once your hair is inside of the straightener, take the rest of your hair coming out from the bottom of the straightener and flip it over (towards you) and hold it, like in the picture.

3. (The hard bit) Once you've done that, twist your straightener half way around so your hair is now rapped around the straightener with your strand still in it.

4. Gently pull downwards with the straightener and once you get to the end of your hair, hopefully (after a few tries) your curl will look something like this :)

And then you have to continue to do this to the rest of your hair and it should end up looking like this.
I find that using a straightener to curl my hair lasts so much longer for me than a normal curling wand, I think its because it's direct heat to each part of the hair. Also make sure you use some sort of heat defence spray as this is not good for your hair haha.

You can also leave a few bits of hair out like i've done here to make it a bit more messy, that's just how I wear my hair but there's so many ways you can style these curls. Hopefully this all made sense to you and will help you master curling your hair with a straightener (I feel like I've typed straightener way too many times now). It is hard and I couldn't do it for a long time, you just have to get used to it & practice and then your'll be a pro :)

Sunday, 22 November 2015

No7 Christmas Gift Sets

Hey, So my birthday was a couple weeks ago now and I got given some make up from the No7 Christmas gift collection which I am really happy with & so I thought I would share them with you as Christmas is right around the corner and these make really nice presents for anyone (who's interested/likes makeup obviously).

Lip Treats - How cute are these?! :) I love them and these are the lip shades I wear all the time and I'm pretty sure they would suit most skin tones. They are quite sheer but you can apply as much or as little as you want to. I personally love how hydrating they are especially now the cold weather has made an appearance. These are perfect little stocking fillers to get for someone and I'm sure they would be very happy to have got given them (as i was).

Mini Eye Palette - So cute & Christmassy!;) If seeing these colours doesn't automatically make Christmas come in to mind then I don't know what will. Can I just say I love all the packaging and the brush that comes with this is surprisingly good which is always a bonus. I've actually only ever tried a single eyeshadow from No7 so I didn't know what to expect from the eyeshadows but the colours are all really lovely and pigmented, really bendable and you can create lots of looks with this one. Another fave and I think I can honestly say I will be using this palette a lot throughout the next month or so :) - They do also sell a bigger version of this palette including 20 shades.

Nail Collection - Last but not least the nail collection, these nail polishes are so pretty and I love all the colours the set comes with. They are really glossy once applied and only one coat is needed (they don't chip easily either). The hand cream is also really nice and makes your hands feel incredibly soft once you've applied it, I think my mum will be stealing this from me some time soon ;)

Hope this helped give you an idea of what to get someone for Christmas :)

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Fave Things To Watch On Netflix

Sooo I love watching Netfix and i'm sure you all do too, so I thought I would share some of my favourite things to watch on there just in case you've not yet seen them yourself :)

SCREAM (2015)

Netflix have decided to bring back Scream and I love it. If anyone likes the original then I'm sure your'll enjoy this too. It's a lot more modern (obviously) but it carries on from the first movie in a way but it's still  really easy to follow if you've never seen it before. I liked the story line and am glad they did this as a show rather than another film..really sad I've finished watching it... I'd defiantly recommend giving this a try.


I watched this film recently and thought it was amazing and soo funny. It's a horror film but a comedy as well & I can honestly say it was so good and I really enjoyed it and would happily watch it again. It's about a girl who is forced to stay at the house she grew up in with her mum as punishment for robbery, she later finds out something about the house she never knew before (I won't ruin it for you) but the story continues from there. I don't know how they managed to make me laugh even though the story line was serious and actually very good (also really good plot twists throughout). The actress who plays the girls mum was my favourite, she had some really comical moments in the film and was also the one to shove that basket on the persons head above, which had me laughing in hysterics. I know it might not be everyone's favourite but if your anything like me your'll love it no doubt.


I know some of you may have already heard/watched this before but i've only just started watching and i'm addicted.It's a comedy about a group of teen friends and you watch them grow up throughout the seasons (there's 8 seasons in total!). It reminds me of Friends but set in a different time.I love things like this and find myself watching them all the time so if you've never seen this then give it a go, especially if you're a lover of Friends :) 

Short post today but I hoped you liked seeing what I enjoy to watch on Netflix :) 

What are some of your favourite shows/films to watch?

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Born Pretty Store | Eyeshadow Palette

Hey, it feels like such a long time ago since i've sat here and written a blog post. Today is about my new fave eyeshadows from Born Pretty Store. I'm sure a lot of bloggers have heard of them before, they have A LOT of makeup on their website to choose from.

This is their 15 Colour Eyeshadow Palette  and I love it. The colours are so pretty and really wearable too, especially for this time of year. 

There are 11 shimmers & 4 matte shades. The colours are very intense even without using a primer  and are very blend able. I've heard from a few people that they've found them hard to apply using eye brushes, but I've found them to apply really well :) 

Top Row.

Middle Row.  (matte brown shades aren't too good though)

Last Row.

As you can see the colours are very pigmented, the only ones I don't like too much are the matte brown shades, they don't really show up at all compared to the others. They also last a long time on me and don't smudge or fall down when I'm wearing them.

I really recommend this palette, it's cheap, pretty and has some really nice colours in it :)

Born Pretty Store has kindly provided me with a 10%  discount code for my readers to use. Just enter the code LIEH10 (it's also on the side of my blog).

Have you ever tried anything from Born Pretty Store?

*I was kindly sent this product to review for free but all opinions are my own*

Friday, 16 October 2015

My Makeup Stash | Blush, Highlighter & Bronzer

Hey :) It's been a while since I posted I've just noticed :/ But anyway I'm carrying on with my 'makeup stash' posts today as promised. Today it's all about the blusher, bronzer and highlighters. I've only included my favourites today for obvious reasons. 

- Makeup Revolution Blusher Palette 'Hot Spice' - I picked this one up a while ago now and I love the colours it comes with. There really easy to wear and so pigmented :D I really like this palette as you have pretty much everything you need in it, it also comes with a highlighting shade too. It's also very affordable as it's around £6 :)

- Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick - This has been a fave of mine for a long time now, I don't really like to use the bronzer end of this product but the highlighter is gorgeous on the top of the cheek bones or brow bone. I do wear the bronzer if I have a bit of a tan but it can sometimes look a little fake? mm.

- Sleek Blusher 'Rose Gold' - This blusher was a present from my sister last christmas because she knew I wanted it for ages and I absolutely love it. It's such a pretty colour and has tiny gold specs which are noticeable on your cheeks when the sun hits them :) It's also really cheap, sleek are one of my fave makeup brands at the mo and they also do really nice eyeshadows too :)

- Makeup Revolution Hearts -  (in the top corner there haha) I also love this one, but sometimes I find it harder to wear, it states it's a blusher but I see it as more of a highlight than a blush? :/ But if I use it as a highlighter it's way too pinky, does anyone know what I mean by this? Nevertheless it's really pretty and its very inexpensive...

- Seventeen Contour Kit - This is one you've probably seen me mention as I reviewed it a few months ago :) I love this! It's the best bronzer I've ever bought, it looks natural like you've just caught the sun on holiday, not too orangey at all which you do find in bronzers a lot! :)

Hope you enjoyed this and let me know some of your favourites in the comments so I can have a look  at them :)..

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Natural Makeup & Skincare Chat.

Hey :) Today i'm going to share with you my favourite skin care products, tips & some of my fave makeup products to create a natural makeup look ;) First of all I'm going to say that I'm very lucky with my skin but that doesn't go to say I don't look after it or treat it any differently. And for any younger readers out there don't feel like you MUST wear makeup everyday. I think talking about makeup products is great but we should also focus on cleansing your skin because at the end of the day you are only born with one face and we should look after it the best we can.


I find myself mix & matching my skin care products all the time, but I will say sticking to one brand can help a lot when it comes to repurchasing them ;) Some I recommend are; Lush, Body Shop, Nspa, Simple, Clean & Clear, Glossier (more of a luxury brand), Nivea



I think it's very easy to forget this step, but washing your makeup brushes is very important. The brushes hold bacteria from your face, hands, products and anything else (eww :/ ). I would say wash them once a week if you use them regularly, if not every 2 weeks.. depending on how much you use them your'll start to learn when to wash them.
I like to use shampoo to wash my brushes. I put a small drop in my hand, add water and just swirl them in my hand and it works really well.


This is something i've always done because to be honest I can't think of anything worse. There's no where for your makeup to go when your sleeping than into your pores (or your pillow) which brings you more spots.


Using a toner is something i've also done for a long time too. I remember at sleepovers my friends would say 'what are you doing' but it just helps to take the remains of your makeup off that you missed without realizing because it does happen.


I can't explain to you how much drinking water helps your skin! If you've never tried drinking more water than usual please give it a go, I promise your skin will thank you for it when you wake up the next day :)


Whether this means you going up to boots/superdrug and experimenting with different skincare brands and choosing some out that you it! My favourite skincare brands are: Clean & Clear | NSPA | Simple.
I think Simple Skincare has to be my favourite, their products are so cheap and really good for sensitive skin so if your looking for some new skincare and haven't given simple a try yet then you should ;)
If you get into the routine of using your products daily then you should help your skin that bit more in no time :)


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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Fave Pins | Autumn

Hey :) I haven't done a pinterest related post in a while so I thought that's what I would do today. I've been constantly looking on there for inspiration when I'm shopping for autumn/winter clothes, if you haven't done this yet you need to! And it's really addictive too haha. So once I'd spent hours searching through the pics I picked a few of my favourites out for hair and fashion.


These are some of my faves that I found and I really love them :) I might actually do some tutorials  on these soon if that's something you would like to see me do. I love curly hair in the colder months (and all year round obviously) I just think it looks really nice if your wearing a scarf or something :/


So these are some of my favourite clothing items I've found :) I am going to try and base my winter wardrobe on this picture I think ;) I've already bought something similar to the jumper...and for some reason everything I keep buying is grey?

I hope you enjoyed this and got to know my 'style' a little more :) You can follow my pinterest HERE if you want to..

Bye x 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

My Makeup Stash | Lips

Hey, I've decided to do a 'Makeup Stash' series on my blog so you can see some of my makeup collection. I'm only including the makeup I actually like and wear otherwise there's really no point in me talking about them. I hope you like it and let me know which ones were your favourite in the comments.

Left - Right: Avon (Sparkling Bronze) | Topshop (Nevada) | Rimmel (3) | Collection (13 Satin Bow)

I love these lipsticks and wear them all the time. My favourites are Rimmel '3' & Avon 'Sparkling Bronze'. I just think these colours go with everything and look so nice on with a neutral eye or even a bronze/gold eye. I think out of all the lipsticks you're about to see, these are defiantly the ones I wear most.


Left - Right: Collection (9 China Rose) | New Dayz (22) | Rimmel (5) | Avon (Fuchsia Fame)

I've been reaching for more pinky reds recently as autumn is quickly approaching (sorry to those of you who are still hanging on to the last bits of summer, but to be honest i'm quite excited for the colder weather. Call me crazy). I just love Collections 'China Rose' it's a very subtle red but you can apply as much or as little as you like :) I think Collection is also a great brand to buy from if your maybe just starting out in make up because their products are all so so cheap and amazing quality :)


Left - Right: Rimmel (Pink Blush 6) | Rimmel Kate Moss (16) | MUA (Nectar 16) | Collection (14)

These are also worn a lot and I think my favourite here is Rimmel 'Pink Blush'. It's such a pretty colour and one I think a lot of people would like, they're also super cheap & really moisturizing too. I actually have bought this one twice :) I think I bought it first when I was 11/12 and LOVED it so much that I bought another when that ran out. As you can see the pictures make the lipsticks appear very vibrant (which they are) but you can tone them down by applying a lip balm first and just simply applying a light layer of lipstick over the top.


Lip lacquers are amazing. I love the way they make your lips look & the staying power Yes the natural collection one isn't actually a 'lip lacquer' but i'd defiantly categorize it as one, the pigmentation is amazing and their only £1.99! I know (And it tastes like sweets).


Left - Right: Zoeva (Tender Rose) | Bourjois (Peach On The Beach) | Too Faced (Bigger Berry)

First of all look at how big that Bourjois lip crayon's gonna last me a while. I like these because they are so moisturizing and perfect for the cold weather when all your lips want to do is crack, look disgusting and hurt. a lot! So if your someone who suffers from this like me then you should grab yourself one of these pronto.

Left - Right: Essence (Baby Doll's Favourite) | Bourjois (59) | No7 (Glaze) | Rimmel -the names came off sorry :(

Last but not least lip glosses :) I'm going to be honest and say I don't wear lip gloss too often because I find them so hard to wear longer than 5 minutes :( But I do like to if I just want something to wear on my lips that requires no effort. My fave is Bourjois '59'.

I hope you enjoyed this, I don't know why I've not done it yet actually. Let me know which lipsticks you like the look of and if you like the idea of a 'Makeup Stash' series and what you'd like me to show you :)

P.S - Sorry I couldn't put the links to all the products. If I missed them out it's because the name had rubbed off the packaging or they had been discontinued.

Cya x 

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