Sunday, 22 December 2013

Nails, Hair and Jewelry. CHRISTMAS EDITION.

As I am writing this post there is exactly 2 days and 14 hours till Christmas!! (Not that I'm counting or anything...)  So I thought I would do a blog post on how I am planning to have my hair and nails, what I am planning to wear and what jewelry I will be wearing. 


Some families stay in their pajamas all day and some dress us, my family like to dress up but I still want to be comfy so I opted for this vest top and skirt with tights underneath. Both from Primark so they weren't very pricey but they also are really good quality Also you've got to have a bit of sparkle on Christmas (and a elastic waistline so you can eat to your hearts content;)).
Primark Skirt - Unsure of Price.

Primark Collared Vest Top - £8.
Also both pieces of clothing are featured in my FASHION WINTER/CHRISTMAS MUST HAVES.


Both bracelets from Debenhams - Unsure on price as 
they were presents sorry.

All Nails - A Pinky Nude from Primark (No name sorry)
Ring Finger - Diamond Glitter by Barry M.


I am just wearing my hair down and curly it with a pair of GHD Hair Straighteners.
Jumper from H and M.
Love Ellie xx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Lille Christmas Markets 2012

So today I thought I would do a different post that's not about beauty or fashion but instead it's a lifestyle post SO LETS GET STARTED. A year ago last week I was lucky enough to be able to visit Lille in France. Whilst we were there I was able to also have a poke around the Lille Christmas Markets. I have been lucky enough to be able to visit a lot of places around the world but this was by far one of the prettiest places I have ever been!

The buildings are all so beautiful and all look so Christmassy!

View of the town excuse the metal bars and the arm in the

The entrance to one of the Christmas markets.

Some of the Christmas decorations at the start of the Christmas

The entrance of the second Christmas market!

A cute nativity scene in one of the Christmas markets.

Not sure if these are Christmas decorations or ordinary
decorations but either way they are sooo cute!!

It had just began to snow! This is a little bakery situated in
a town, sadly it was shut so no food for us:(

Either this photo or the photo below are my favourite photos
I took from the whole trip!

Love Ellie xx

Monday, 16 December 2013

Eyebrow Lovin'

A little while ago I was introduced to two new eyebrow products (new to me not to the makeup scene). Since the day I went out and purchased these items they have become my holy grail for my eyebrows and also a staple in my makeup bag. As I love these items so much I thought why not introduce them to you!
Benefit- High Brow (One Shade Suits All)
Rimmel London - Professional Eyebrow Pencil (Dark Brown 001)

The first item is Rimmel London 'Professional Eyebrow Pencil' this product is so highly commended in the magical land of beauty so I decide 'HEY what have I got to lose' and purchased it. No matter how much of the product you apply to your eyebrows they will never look drawn on they will always look defined and enhanced. Apply as much of the pencil as you like and a brush through with the eyebrow brush and you are done! How easy peasy is that! It is also SUPER DUPER pigmented so I highly recommend this product!

The brush on the end of the pencil
helps make sure that your eyebrows
look as natural as possible.

The second item is the 'High Brow' by Benefit. It's crazy how much difference this little pencil makes it instantly lifts and defines my eyebrows! Even if you if you look at reviews on this product there is nothing but good, great or excellent!! I apply a line of this product under the natural arch of my eyebrows and gently rub the line in to make it look more natural. Probably one of my favourite benefit products ever!

Isn't the package so cute!
I know don't judge a book by
it's cover bu cute packaging is
always a plus!!

Obviously the High Brow is the top swatch
and the Professional Eyebrow Pencil is the
bottom swatch.

Love Ellie xx

Friday, 13 December 2013

Favourite Winter Lipstick!

All year round I love lipstick SO much, I believe they really do complete a makeup look or an outfit. But if I had to choose only one season to wear lipstick for it would definitely be winter!

The reasons for this is that 'wintery' lipstick shades in my opinion are the prettiest. Secondly they are the perfect touch for the festive season. 

Any berry, wine, plum or dark pink coloured lipstick in my opinion looks perfect this season so I thought I'd show you my absolute favourite wintery coloured lipstick!

It is the 'Classic Rose' Stay Perfect Lipstick by No7. Now I don't usually buy lipsticks from No7 but when I was in boots I decided I would just have a poke about in their lipstick collection. I saw this colour and saw how pigmented it was so I knew I had to grab it! I love the colour so much it is an dark pinkish colour with sort of purple undertones. 
Even the packaging is so so so cute!

 During  the day time I apply just a medium amount to keep it understated but for the evening or if I am going to an event I will build up the colour and apply more of the product.

I'm not to sure if you can read that but
the end of the tube says 'Stay Perfect, Classic Rose.'

The camera does not do the colour of this lipstick
The only downside to this product is the actual shape of the lipstick so when I'm using it I just rub a little (or a lot depending on what look I'm going for) of it onto the M.A.C '316' lip brush and use the brush to fill in my lips!
M.A.C Lip Brush '316'

Where I can find featured products:
LIPSTICK: 'Stay Perfect Lipstick' in shade 'Classic Rose' by the brand No7. 
LIP BRUSH: The brush is a M.A.C lip brush in '316SE' I do not think they sell this specific brush anymore but I they do still sell the '316' lip brushes. 
CANDLE: The candle is a 'Apple Spice' scented candle from Asda. It smells SOO good and was something ridiculously cheap like £1.
Love Ellie xx