Thursday, 31 December 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2015!

So Christmas is over and we all have to start getting back into the swing of things, so while I have time off work I thought I'd put that little bit extra into my blog. I know I abandoned it for just over a week but it was Christmas and I just got so busy.

Am I the only one that enjoys watching 'What I Got For Christmas' videos or blog posts? Well I am going to do my very first one! I am so grateful for all the gifts I received from my family and friends I didn't ask for anything in particular it was mainly just odd bits but everything was by far amazing!! I won't link what I got but if there is anything you want to know about in particular just leave a comment and I will get back to you. I know I am quite late to be doing one of these but oh well better now then never!

This year from my parents I didn't really give them much help as I didn't really want anything, I think from getting older and having a job I would rather just buy it myself instead of them spending their money on me. This did however make it a bit more exciting for me on Christmas because it was basically all down to what they thought I would like/use.

From my mum, dad and sister I got;
- Liz Earle Botanical Skincare Set
- Yankee Candle Wax Melt Burner and Melts
- Pug Socks and pillows
- Frozen Olaf potato head 
- Real Techniques Brushes
- Small Bits which were stocking fillers.

My friends got me;
- Chocolates and Wine
- Yankee Candles
- Zoella Bath Bombinis
- Tanya Burr Nail Kit
- Bluebird Tea Company 
- Pug Tea infuser
- Liz Earle Special Edition Cleanse Polish

One of my friends did a really sweet thing which was to have all the presents in a box and then there was little notes on them which you needed to open in a certain order, to me it's things like this which makes opening presents a lot more meaningful and fun! From opening my presents it actually shows me how well people know me as you can guess I do love Pugs and Olaf which is why I received so much. I am very grateful for all of my presents but I thought I would keep this short and sweet because a lot of my next posts are going to be small hauls, as you all know the Christmas Sales were amazing this year and I definitely got A LOT!

I will be doing a Christmas Sales Haul Post and a What I Got For My Birthday Haul as this was on the 27th! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas or if you don't celebrate Christmas I hope you had a lovely day! Happy New Year and Wishing You All The Best For 2016!!!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide For Her!

So Christmas is next week a scary thought for some especially if you still need some presents to get or maybe you haven't got none. I have all mine done this year I decided to be organised for a change. So if you're looking for some inspiration of what to get your friend, mum, sister, girlfriend etc I have a few ideas for you.

Boots and Superdrug always have some good offers on around Christmas with their 3 for 2 which this is good if you're wanting to grab a few things because you will save money on the free item, maybe treat yourself or use it as one of your gifts.

Soap and Glory is one of the big names that immediately come to mind at Christmas. They have some amazing gift sets made up which one of their best ones for Christmas this year is the Soap and Glory It's The Whole She-Bang which is supposed to be £60 but its half price at only £30!! Definitely the biggest bargain this year! In this set you get all of Soap and Glorys (full size!) must haves which I have used some of these myself and trust me it's worth it! I have actually contemplated buying this for myself. This is limited edition just for Christmas but anyone would love to receive this item.

Superdrug stock YouTuber's products such as Tanya Burr Cosmetics and Zoella Beauty so if you have someone who loves these then this is right up your street. Both of these Youtuber's have brought out their very own limited edition Christmas collection, which obviously if you like them your aim is to have it all - so I'm guessing these products will crop up on a few Christmas lists.

The Real Techniques Ultimate Gift Set for someone who loves Real Techniques brushes this is perfect for anyone! The quality in these brushes is insane I have had mine now for over a year and they're still in amazing condition. The brushes you get in this set are all the basics which you will need from base to eyes. It was originally £99.99 which is expensive but it has now gone down to £48.99 which is a bargain, if you was to work out all of these brushes individually you are definitely saving a lot of money. This gift set is only available in the UK.

Benefit always bring out good gift sets around Christmas but this one in particular caught my eye. The Get Your Party On! gift set is ideal for anyone that doesn't own any Benefit products but has always wanted to. This set contains four of Benefit's best sellers which is perfect. The products in this set are worth overall £81, but you can get this gift set for £39.50 which is amazing! The tin it all comes in is also a tin which can be kept as make up storage or even as a decorative piece it's quirky and different from the vibrant colours and design. On the Benefit website this is sadly out of stock but I have seen this at a lot of Benefit counters so you still can get it, or it might be elsewhere online such as Debenhams etc.

ASOS have some really good novelty gifts if you're looking for small stocking fillers or a secret Santa present. Sometimes they have discounts on too so keep an eye out as they could potentially have one on before Christmas. I would personally say that ASOS is one brand which does have a lot online which would make perfect gifts for anyone to receive at Christmas.

I hope this has been helpful for some people if you have been struggling to think of presents for people, Let me know in the comments if you have found any good Christmas bargains this year!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Monday, 14 December 2015

Christmas Decorations!

It's nearly Christmas! Which means it's definitely time to be getting the tree and decorating - this is one of my favourite parts about Christmas. In my house we all put the decorations up together this has sort of become a family tradition. We have always gone for the fake tree but this year after the endless amounts of begging I did last year for a real tree, we eventually got one this year which can I add I am so happy we did. I feel even more Christmassy just from having a real tree, silly I know hahaha.

I also put up my own tree in my bedroom which is only a small fake one, just to add some Christmas spirit into my room. My theme this year was red, white and reindeers I only like having a theme in my bedroom, but the main tree in the house is more of a sentimental one as it has a lot of baubles from places we have been, things we have picked up from over the years etc.

Christmas is not Christmas to me now without a little bit of Frozen or in my case a lot of Frozen, so I decided to pick up a few bits and pieces. These were all put on the main tree as the tree in my room is a little too small for these.

The first things I got were some plastic baubles which had the Frozen characters on I got these from Homebase - along with a Olaf figurine which I will keep that out all year round, sadly I didn't realise that Olaf had a bit of a mark on his face :( The plastic baubles were £1.99, the bigger round one was £3.99 and I think the figurine was £4.99. (I'm not 100% sure on prices as I don't have the receipt anymore)

I noticed that Disney is one of the best places for Christmas tree decorations especially they had some pot Frozen baubles which looked amazing of course they were expensive but it's the quality you're paying for. Sadly I missed out on these as the ones I saw were broken and then they sold out. I did however get these soft toy decorations for the tree, which I will also keep out after Christmas and find a place for them to hang in my bedroom. The soft toy decorations were on sale and had been reduced down to £15.16 from £18.99 which I thought was a good bargain.

All the items which are in my bedroom I got from Country Baskets which I'm not 100% sure on the prices but they weren't overly expensive. I go here every year when it's Christmas because they have some really nice vintage things. The 3 star blocks which say HO HO HO on I got these from my work which cost me around £1.20.

Have you put your Christmas tree up yet? Do you have any family traditions? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Friday, 11 December 2015

December GlossyBox Rose Gold Edition!

Sorry that I haven't been really active the past week but I have been really busy at work and been suffering a lot with my tooth, I honestly didn't think a wisdom tooth would hurt this much but hopefully I will have it sorted tomorrow. Anyway lets move on to the more important thing here my December Glossy Box.

This month's box was a collaboration with Really Ree who brought out the Rose Gold Edit of GlossyBox. The design of the box this month is just gorgeous it's rose gold with white detailing which gives off the effect of snow. The front and back of the box has two phrases which are ' Let's Celebrate' and ' Let It Snow' which are also rose gold to go with the box. It is definitely one of my favourites by far, more for the fact I do love rose gold hahaha!

Onto the contents of this months box;

Etre Belle Golden Skin Caviar Eye Roll On £30.66 - I have never heard of the Etre Belle brand, but you can tell straight away that it is a pretty high end brand from the packaging but also in the price. This eye roll on is to help keep your delicate skin hydrated which will help when it comes to people who look a little tired. I have yet to use this product but I personally never see any difference in any eye products I use maybe I might be using them wrong. This was a travel size product.

So Susan Statement Skin Highlighter Pencil in Starlight £15 - In a box previously I have received a So Susan product before which I have yet to try - I am a big fan of highlighters and from swatching this is it has a champagne tone to it which gives off the perfect highlight. It has a tip which is perfect for precision when it comes to highlighting. This is a full size product.

Collection Long Lasting Nail Effects £2.99 - the picture doesn't do the colour of this nail varnish any justice it is a deep purple colour with blue glitter mixed in with it. This shade is the perfect Christmas shade to me even though I am not really a nail polish fan because I just can't do my nails without them looking a mess. But this is definitely something I would wear over Christmas or at a Christmas party. This was a full size product.

Hylamide Pore Delete £18 - when I first saw this it looked like something you would get from a pharmacy which it obviously wasn't. I then automatically assumed it would be like a primer when I found out that it deletes pores - however after I read up about the product you can use it if you want a make up free day to help delete pores, but you can also use it with make up but you would apply it after you have applied your foundation but before you apply your powder, to me this is pretty weird as I would have expected it to go on before your foundation. This product is to help minimise pores, mattify and blur your appearance which I'm guessing is going to give you that photo finish that everyone wants. 

Essence Liquid Lipstick in Show Off £2.50 - another product which is ideal for Christmas with it being a bright red/pink shade - making it the perfect shade for the festive period. It has the coverage of a lipstick with the shine of a lip gloss which is amazing so you don't have to carry so many products around with you. The applicator is a doe-foot which makes it easy to have full control when it comes to lining your lips. I have never tried any Essence products before so I am quite excited to try this. This was a full size product.

Starskin Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Mask £8.50 - this was the 6th gift which came in the GlossyBox, there is 4 different types of masks which all do different things - the one I received was the calming mask which is soaked in vitamin packed serum which is going to help your skin during the festive period because everyone wears a lot more make up over this time of year from all the parties. I love coconut and I love a face mask so this is perfect for me as it has a coconut scent to the mask. I am excited to try out this face mask as I think I am really going to like it. This was a full size product.

Usually you only get 5 products but this month you got 6 just as a little gift from them with it being Christmas. I am excited to try all of these products out and there is none that I dislike or don't think I will like. This box is definitely suited to the festive period helping with both getting glam to looking after your skin.

Did you like your Glossy Box this month? Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Black Friday Kiko Bargains!

Kiko Milano is a brand I have never tried I have heard so much about it though for it's good quality products. Originally I only went in to look at the products and I did come out of the shop with nothing, but when I was planning on leaving I ended up going back and buying a few things what can I say you have to take advantage of the sales! In my Black Friday post I did mention that it was buy 3 get 3 free definitely something you can't let go to waste.

Total Sculpt 3 in 1 Contour Kit 01 Light to Medium - this was apart of their Christmas Collection I originally thought they had sold out of this until we went back they had stocked back up. YES! You get three different shades which are for sculpting, contouring and highlighting, along with a small angled brush. The shades are really pigmented and go really well for a paler skin tone which is ideal for me. These shades can be built up so you can make them darker or lighter depending on your preference.

Moon Dust Face Powder 02 Fairy Mauve - another item from their Christmas Collection which I instantly fell in love with from swatching it. I walked all around the shopping centre and every time I saw the swatch it made me want the product even more, this is the reason why I did end up going back into the shop. The blush has an pinkey/orange tone to it but in other lights it has some gold going through it, this can be used as both a blush and highlight from looking at the blush it has a baked effect which I'm guessing if you was to wet the brush it would make the colour a lot darker. This colour will suit all skins tones pale or dark.

Pencil Lip Gloss Shades 09 and 10 - both these shades are brown nudes which are ideal for anyone for me this is perfect as I am a lover of nude colours. 09 Light Beige is a slightly lighter nude with a slight brown undertone to it, the 10 Dark Rose shade is darker with a slight pink/red undertone in it. The formula for these lip gloss pencils are really creamy and the colour pay off is amazing you don't have to use much to get a good colour, unlike some lipgloss pencils you need to apply a few layers to get a full coverage of the colour. When you first look at the product you expect it to have a lip liner texture but it just melts on your lips.

106 Face Brush - my Real Techniques stippling brush was my first ever brush that became my holy grail so I decided I would get another stippling brush you can never have too many brushes. It's made from synthetic hairs which is an added bonus, it's also amazingly soft something which I know a lot of people look for in brushes. I have yet to use this brush and wash it so I can't really say much on how well the brush washes and keeps its shape.

Brush Cleaner 50ml - Lately I have been trying lots of different brush cleaners because lets face it no one enjoys the task of washing their brushes I know I don't. Brush cleaners are ideal for a quick spot clean if you need a brush but don't have time to be going and giving them a full deep clean.

Kiko Milano is an affordable make up brand it has a mixture of both expensive and inexpensive products, but from looking at some of the products you can see the high quality in the products. The packaging is the same especially on the Christmas Collection, you can feel the quality and see it from the embossed detail and the packaging of the products keeps up the high end feel, you can see this in the pictures I was amazed by the packaging from this brand.

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Thursday, 3 December 2015

November Favourites!

It's now officially time to get in the Christmas spirit! But before that I'm going to just going to cover some of my November favourites. November has flown by but I have actually managed to find some new favourites.

The L'Oreal True Match Foundation has now taken over from my No7 Beautifully Matte which I thought it would be pretty hard because I love that! But after my friend tried it on me I knew I needed to get it and instantly bought it a few days after. Me and my friend are similar in skin tone so we are usually the same in most foundations. The colour matches me amazingly and the coverage is buildable so you can get both sheer and full coverage from just one foundation. I did find it was quite watery but I have got use to that so it doesn't bother me as much. I am fairly pale so I have one of the lightest shades which is 1.N.

I have never been one to bother with beauty blenders but I received one in my GlossyBox so why not try it - I am glad I did because it is amazing the finish it gives you after you have blended all your make up out is just flawless! Why didn't I try this any sooner? It was weird when I first used it because I was so use to just using brushes but my ways have now changed. I would recommend you try a beauty blender if you haven't before you won't be disappointed! (excuse the state of mine it's due a clean)

Emite Make Up Diamond Heart Base Primer is another item I received in my GlossyBox which I'm also happy with I have never heard of this brand before but from the packaging I was expecting good things, this primer is now a go to in my daily make up routine and works fantastic alongside my L'Oreal True Match Foundation. I only have the travel size so I might have to look into getting the full size product. It's different to my other primers as its not very drying which for me is a bonus, it leaves my skin feeling amazing.

Victoria Secret body sprays have always been hyped up by everyone so I thought I'd give them a go. Luckily for me they had their Christmas selection out which I love Christmas scents so I immediately fell in love with these. Winter Cranberry is my all time favourite I have not stopped wearing it and when Christmas is over I will be pretty gutted as I won't be able to get it anymore, maybe I should stop using it as much now just so I have enough to last me a year hahaha! Can I add aswell that the packaging of the sprays is one of my favourites you can tell it's limited edition because it is different to the normal bottles, but overall they have changed the design of their bottles making them look a lot more classy and sophisticated in my opinion.

This month has gone by so fast for me, I don't really have many favourites this month as I still have a lot to try but I keep buying more and more stuff which I need to stop because it is becoming unhealthy. Also sorry this is late, I had the post ready but no pictures to go with it and work has been hectic with Christmas hours starting.

What have been your November favourites? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Black Friday Madness!

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Black Friday is one of the times where you can sometimes grab some really good bargains! Last year I was stuck in work so wasn't able to go to the sales. However this year I was well prepared I saved up and put myself on a spending ban until the day as well as making sure I wasn't working.

A lot of shops had already started some online Black Friday deals which I managed to get an order in before it all got cleared out. ASOS did have a good deal on you could get 20% off everything and this was a offer which lasted from Thursday all through the weekend. I will do a post on the stuff I got when it arrives.

I was dreading going actual shopping in case it would be hectic but it wasn't that bad especially compared to last year. I think that was mainly because not many places did join in with Black Friday but the ones that did they had some really good offers, Kiko was one of them that I would personally say was one of my favourite offers you could buy 3 items and then get 3 free, I had never been into Kiko before but I was amazed and I am really looking forward to trying the stuff out I managed to get my hands on some of the Christmas Edition collection. What I got from Kiko I will cover in another post so you can admire the beauty better!

The shopping didn't stop I had been bitten by the bug and ended up going to another shopping centre later on that night just to see if I could pick up anymore good bargains which I did get a new lip liner from MAC as they had 10% off beauty in Debenhams. There wasn't majorly anything on offer that I got but I did pick up a few bargains.

Everyone hates the thought of Black Friday but I love it, maybe I'm just a lover of bargains but who isn't? If you can get something 50% or even 20% cheaper it's a bonus and at the end of the day you may have broke your bank a little but at least you managed to save some money. This is ideal for people who need to get Christmas shopping but want to try save as much money as possible. It's even better now because a lot of places have online shopping and the deals last all weekend so even if you can't make the sales you can still grab yourself a bargain online.

I will try do posts on the stuff I got but because I got quite a lot I don't want to make this post a really long one, so I will probably split it all up a bit and make it into a few posts.

Did you get any good bargains? Let me know in the comments below!

Until Next Time.

Paige x

Thursday, 26 November 2015

⛄ German Christmas Market ⛄

There is nothing that can get you in the Christmas mood like the German Christmas Market. The Christmas lights, mulled wine, beer and being able to get all wrapped up looking around the small stalls. Which I'd like to add are definitely quirky in their own way. You can pick up some nice gifts from the German Market if you want to give a present with it's own added touch which can't be found everywhere, it gives it that little more personal sense to it with them usually being a one off.

I have been to the Christmas market before and the one thing to always catch my eye is the candles, nothing new there because I am always buying candles. So I decided to buy some they were adorable with them being Christmas themed and I thought why not it was 10 for £12, or 1 for £1.50 so I thought why not may aswell get 10 plus I think it would have been quite hard to just pick a couple.

From looking around this year I noticed that honey and beeswax is a big thing, from beeswax candles to honey alcohol which my friend did get she got 'Hot Honey Mead' which in my opinion was very weird, it smelt like vinegar and cough medicine weird mix I know. From having a sip of this it was alright but the aftertaste was weird not bad but weird, luckily I didn't get one for myself as I wouldn't have been able to drink all that myself.

The food there is amazing it's the usual potato cakes, garlic bread, german sausage etc or sweet treats like popcorn, sweets and waffles. They do some amazing marshmallows which are HUGEE! however I can't eat these with me being a vegetarian but my mum and sister did get some, sadly I wasn't quick enough to get a picture of these before they got eaten.

Hopefully I will be going back to the German Christmas Market with my friends so I will be able to pick up some more things hopefully, it's such a lovely atmosphere and it just gets you in the Christmas spirit.

Until Next Time,

Paige x

(ps I'm sorry if this is really poorly written or if there is any errors, I just needed to get a post up and ready for tomorrow instead of leaving it hahaha!)

Monday, 23 November 2015

The Hunger Games; Mockingjay Part 2 Review!

So I took a week away from this because I just got super busy and needed to sort some stuff out. However I did go and see The Hunger Games; Mockingjay Part 2 which I am going to talk about in this blog post, so bare with me as this will be a short post but I don't want to spoil it for anyone.

So if you have never seen The Hunger Games a brief backstory to it is that there is 12 districts but soon you find out about a district 13 which got destroyed by the Capitol, the Capitol is where all he wealthy, high class people live. A male and female is picked from each district and then they go through training and eventually get put against each other to fight until only one person is left alive which is also known as the Hunger Games, this has been the case for many years. If you haven't yet watched any of the Hunger Games I recommend you do because they're amazing! If you have liked movies such as Divergent and The Maze Runner they are quite similar to the Hunger Games.

Anyways the finally came out the 20th November, a date which I had been waiting for since last year after watching Mockingjay Part 1. I wasn't impressed with Part 1 as to me it seemed it lacked some action, but obviously all the action is in Part 2 similar to how they did it with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

It was amazing though I never really knew how I thought it was going to end but the way it ended did surprise me I didn't think it would go the way it did. My friend actually agreed with me on this we both didn't expect it to be that way. I don't want to give away too much as some of you might not have seen it, or might be thinking about watching the Hunger Games and I want you to have the same experience I did however you won't be having to wait as long hahaha!

All I will say is you will feel a bunch of different emotions so be prepared to jump out of your skin, cry and be on the edge of your seat. This is just from my experience. Something as big as the Hunger Games in my opinion needed to be finished with an amazing last movie which they did of course give us, it's quite sad that it has all ended now I feel like I did after Twilight ended like what do I do now? All the big movies I had watched have been completed. I'll have to keep an eye out for new movies coming out or potentially read the Hunger Games books and compare them to the movie.

Have you seen Mockingjay Part 2? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,

Paige x

Saturday, 14 November 2015

GlossyBox - November Edition!

If you have read my past posts you might know I subscribed to a few beauty boxes, GlossyBox is another box which I subscribed to the other month, I have heard a lot about the products which GlossyBox send out with them being either well known or upcoming brands. GlossyBox is partners with a lot of brands which many people have heard of which is an added bonus.

What you get in the box;

Eylure Natural Lashes - when I saw these in the package it was a coincidence because later that day I had been talking to my friend about false eyelashes and how I have ever really tried them out, but obviously I didn't want to spend the money on something like that if I wasn't going to like them and it be a waste of money. So I am definitely looking forward to trying these out! These were a full size product. RRP £5.

Emite Diamond Heart Primer - when I saw this primer I got the impression that it would be a high end product from the packaging. On the leaflet you get with the products it says that the primer is used to balance out skin tone, boost radiance and gives a smooth finish which all primers do. I am looking forward to trying this out as I have mentioned before that I like to try out new primers to try and find the best one for me. This was a trial size product. RRP £25.90.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - The shade I got in my package was '415 - Pink in the Afternoon ' it is a nice pinkey shade and it is definitely a shade I would wear, it is very moisturising so it doesn't dry your lips out with a high shine gloss. The lipstick is infused with Vitamin E and Avocado Oil which makes it moisturising. This was a full size product. RRP £7.99.
Royal Apothic Body Lotion - I have never bothered with body lotions because I can never have the energy to put them on, this smells really nice though and I have yet to use this item. This should be used when you have damp skin so it seals in moisture. Lactic Acid is in this lotion to help keep skin moisturised during the cold winter months. This was a travel size product. RRP £14.50.

MUA Eyeshadow Palette - The shades in this palette are the perfect nudes/gold and browns with a range of matte colours and shimmery colours. With this palette it is a good multi use on the go palette as you can change from a day to a night look by just adding a darker colour or a bit of shimmer. I have used MUA before and they have really good pigmented eyeshadows. They are a drugstore brand so they're fairly cheap and affordable for everyone. I think I will get a lot of use out of this palette. This was a full size product. RRP £4.

Overall I personally prefer GlossyBox over YouBeauty. Yes GlossyBox is more expensive with it being £10 a month, but I feel that the products you get are worth the money. Obviously some of the products you get in the YouBeauty boxes are good I just personally prefer GlossyBox.

What did you think to the GlossyBox this month?

Until Next Time.

Paige x

Friday, 13 November 2015

MAC Enchanted Eve Christmas Collection

Every year MAC Cosmetics bring out a Christmas range which will last until the New Year. One piece of the MAC Christmas collection always makes it way onto my Christmas list, last year was the Keepsakes collection which I got the nude palette I can't remember the name of it.

The 2015 Christmas range is amazing, I instantly fell in love with it and needed it all! The theme this year was based around purples, blues and nudes giving it that night out vibe. I decided to treat myself to a few bits because knowing my luck it would be out of stock when I have time to get it, just like the 'Oh Darling' highlight I was too late to get that which sucks.

Enchanted Eve Eyes in Warm £32.
When it comes to eyeshadows I tend to be quite boring and play it safe, always sticking to warm tones and nudes. However I needed this palette it is pretty much like my Keepsakes palette with the same warm tone. The other colours you could get in this range were the mauve and navy palette.

The 6 eyeshadows you get:
- Seasonal Spirit
- Moodmaker
- Sax Appeal
- Bewitchin'
- Charcoal Brown
- Retrospeck

MAC eyeshadows are amazing quality so I know I won't be let down with these! I love the size of this palette it is ideal for travelling with it being easy to slip into a pocket. The mirror is also a added bonus with it being fairly big making it perfect for when you're doing your eye make up on the go. This product overall is really good quality and has all the little added details, the packaging itself and the magnetic seal making it easy to open and close.

Enchanted Eve Eye Bag in Neutral £39.50.
Originally I wasn't going to get the eye set in the Enchanted Eve range but I was going to buy the paint pot and mascara anyways, so thought I may aswell save some money and get more items. The other two sets were quite similar to this apart from they differed in the paintpot and fluidline with purples and then blues.

In the set you get;
- Painterly Paint Pot
- Dipdown Fluidline Eyeliner
- False Lashes in False Black
- Double Ended Brush with an eyeshadow and liner brush.
- Make Up Bag

What you get in this set is a good value for money and would be the perfect Christmas present for any make up lover. I am excited to use the False Lashes mascara because my first ever mascara from MAC I loved - but it was limited edition so sadly I couldn't get it again. I have been wanting to try the Painterly paint pot for so long after hearing so many people give it good reviews.

Enchanted Eve Lip Bag in Nude £34.
You might be thinking I have gone with nudes again, this set was really the only one I would personally go for that I know I would wear. The other two you could get were a bright pink or red these looked amazing but not for me hahaha,

In the set you get:
- Creme Cup Cremesheen Lipstick
- Boldly Bare Lip Pencil
- Cherry Blossom Lipglass
- Make Up Bag

I have never been let down with MAC lipsticks, you could probably tell if you knew how many I own, trust me it's not healthy. However I can't say much about the lip liners as I have never tried them but I have heard all good things about them, so hopefully I won't be disappointed. Can I just add the bags I got given were amazing they were to go with the Guo Pei collection.

MAC's collection this year is one of my favourites, all the packaging has an edgy clubbing vibe but it's still very classy. I might do a review on some of the products in future posts if I remember. I can definitely say it was a good spend which was worth it!

Did you get any of the new collection? Are you going to get any if so what? I'd love to know so drop me a comment!

Until Next Time.

Paige x

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

My Christmas List!

This year with me getting a full time job I have been able to buy a lot of things myself so I don't have to wait for Christmas or my birthday. But I thought I would do a Christmas List to share with you all and to have for my own recollection because I usually end up forgetting what I want.

- MAC Brave Lipstick
- MAC Mehr Lipstick
- MAC Syrup Lipstick
- Zoella Mini Fizz Bars Trio 
- Zoella Cosy Toesy Set
- Zoella Rose Gold Vanity Case
- Zoella Two Balmy
- Zoella Bath Bombinis
- Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
- Anything Pug, Disney Princess, Frozen or Minions related

This is a pretty small list and I will probably have bought some of this myself before it even gets to Christmas, I can't help it hahaha!

What do you want for Christmas? Leave a comment I would love to know what you're wanting for Christmas.

Until Next Time.

Paige x

Monday, 9 November 2015

Banana and Chocolate Cake

I'm writing this while eating my Banana and Chocolate cake and I can tell you it's amazing! I love banana bread and I have been craving it for ages, but with this I decided to add a twist of chocolate because what more can you possibly want in a cake. Chocolate and Banana? YUM! This recipe is quick and easy so anyone can make this whether you're a Great British Bake Off Expert or a more of a novice in the baking department.

What you will need;
- 100g or 4oz Butter
- 100g or 4oz Caster Sugar
- 100g or 4oz Self Raising Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder (use as much as you want)
- 2 Banana's, Mashed
- a dash of milk (only if the mixture is quite dry)

Preheat your oven at 180°or Gas Mark 4.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Measure out your self raising flour along with baking powder and cocoa powder.

Beat eggs in one at a time, adding a little of the dry ingredients in.

Gently mix the remaining dry ingredients into the mixture.

Taking your two banana's peel these and mash, adding them into the mixture.

Once everything is mixed in fully, line a tin with greaseproof paper in my case I used a rectangle tin but you can use whichever you like.

Empty your mixture into the tin making sure you smooth out the mixture so it fills the tin.

Pop this in the oven for around 40 minutes or until it looks cooked and the top once pressed bounces back up. I use a skewer in the middle just to test that everything is cooked, if it comes out with no mixture on it that means it's perfectly cooked.

Take out of the oven and leave to cool in the tin.

When it's cool enough cut yourself a generous piece with a cup of tea mmm! I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did and I hope it turns out just as nice!

Until Next Time.

Paige x