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MAC Cosmetics Makeover

Prior to the Clothes Show on Tuesday, I had a MAC makeover in Selfridges, Birmingham. My friend, Emma had pre-booked the appointments in store. A 30 minute session is £20 and 60 minutes, £30. However, the bonus is that this money is then redeemable on products! We went for the hour long session as we knew we could spend £30 easily. The make up artists were really nice and asked us what kind of look we would like. I thought that I might aswell go for something a little different to what i'd normally do so I went for a smokey eye look with lots of glitter! They went and gathered some of the products that they were going to use. I'm pleased that I finally know my MAC shade. I've never wanted to have to go bare faced or anything to find out but as predicted, I'm pale as normal and NC15. I'm afraid that these are phone pictures and not the best quality but here' the finished look! The make up artist then proceeded by completing a f

Fall Accessories Haul

Over the past month or so, i've collected quite a few accessories that I haven't shared on my blog yet. So, I've put it into a collective haul below and i'll also do one on the beauty products that i've picked up in a separate post! Bag:  New Look £19.99 I wanted to get a new bag as the one that I was using before has always managed to set the alarm off in shops and it's so embarrassing! It was from Zara last year and it must be something in the lining of the bag! However, this bag is totally me; you can't go wrong with black and then I always like a bit of sparkle! Snood:  £7.99 I'm loving snoods so much more than scarfs lately. I like this monochrome print as it should go with a lot of things. Frilly Black Socks - Ebay - £4.60 for 3 pairs I got these to wear with my cut out boots from New Look, I got 3 for the price of 1 pair in River Island! Fingertip Rings - £2.99 for 3, New Look Hair Sc

Tales of a Pale Face Autumn Beauty Swap

I love beauty swaps, so when Kat tweeted that she was organising one, I signed up straight away.  I was paired up with Lisa  who definitely got the ball rolling on this one because i've been so behind on emails lately so thank you for being patient with me! After we'd decided on a £30 budget, it was time for the shopping to begin... Soap and Glory Clean On Me Shower Gel You can never have enough mini products. I've reviewed this before here. REDKEN Smooth Lock Shampoo and Conditioner Champney's Distant Shores Body Scrub This smells amazing so much so that I haven't brought myself to use it yet. It contains mango passionfruit and citrus oils. Dr. Bronners Magic Soap LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub I've had one of these before and loved it but I had to throw it away as it expired so i'm glad to have a fresh one! My lips definitely need it now that the weather has changed. Seventeen Stay Pout Lipstick in Rulebreaker R

Empty Products

I've fallen behind on empties post so once again there's quite a collection! Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation x 3 - All of these were near the bottom and i'd kept them to get the remains out by leaving them upside down hence there's 3 in one go! As you can see I've been repurchasing this foundation though, it's a great foundation for the price. Bioderma 250ml x 2 - I was a Bioderma convert and it is amazing however, recently i've been trying the L'Oreal Micellar Water with similar results so if you're on a budget it's definitely worth giving it a go! Benefit They're Real Mascara - Everybody loves this mascara and I was behind on the hype but I can agree, it is a real good mascara lengthening, volumizing but natural too. Katy Perry Eyelashes - Oh Honey - I really like the Katy Perry Eyelashes and have tried a selection of them. I would repurchase these. Eylure are a winning eyelash company so add Katy Perry into it and it&

OOTD - Wrecking Ball

My leather jacket has been my staple piece in my wardrobe for about the last 5 years. I'm pretty sure that I got it when I was about 16 and have worn it to death. It's now a bit on the small side and has some rips in the lining but I still love it. The other day, we were food shopping in Tesco when they had a sale rail downstairs. Not purposely looking, I saw some black quilting in the middle of it and picked it up to have a look. It was this faux leather jacket reduced from £32 to £15 and it was in my size! I've just gone to see if it's still available on the website to put the link in and it turns out it's full price on there so I don't know why mine was reduced! Quilted Faux Leather Jacket: Tesco £15 Striped White Top: H&M £12.99 Jeans: River Island  Frilled Socks: Ebay  £6ish Cut Out Boots: New Look  £24.99 As my boots have cut out sections, I feel more comfortable wearing all black socks so I looked on ebay to see about some f

MAXFACTOR Whipped Cream Foundation Review

I first swatched this Maxfactor Whipped Cream Foundation at the Merry Hill Autumn/Winter Event . It was based on the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation but better.  The Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse was one of the first foundations I can remember using at school. I'm pretty sure that it probably made me orange and broke me out but I carried on using it anyway. Maxfactor wanted to create a mousse foundation but overcome the downfalls of Maybelline.  Maxfactor have made their mousse hydrating which was a problem with Maybelline as it was drying and cakey.  On first impressions the texture was really nice and I originally swatched the ivory shade. Straight after the event, me and Clare went to Superdrug and Clare picked it up straight away and managed to get it on offer at £7.99 rather than it's retail price of £9.99 . I went home and tried a few sachet samples that I had of it over the next couple of days. Then, I was sold and ended up going to Boot&

Wedding OOTD - Cobalt Blue

Last month, my cousin got married and here's what I wore: Dress: H&M Bag: TK Maxx Tights: TK Maxx Heels: Dune Necklace: NEXT Bracelet: Pandora I frantically went to the shops on the morning of the wedding to find a dress to wear. It was the typical scenario of having plenty of more than suitable dresses in your wardrobe but not wanting to wear any of them. I ended up buying a few skirts and a dress but not to wear to the wedding! As a back up plan, my friend had lent me this dress the day before which was perfect. Thanks Em! What to wear to an Autumn/Winter wedding? xxxx Tasha

TGI Friday's Cocktail Event

*Apologies, picture heavy post* Last Thursday, I was invited to an event at TGI Friday's in Birmingham. The night was a cocktails and art event to showcase some of TGI Friday's new cocktails. I could bring a plus one so I asked one of my best friends Siobhan to accompany me.  We were given a card for 3 complimentary cocktails each. Here are a few that we tried: Popping Candy Strawberry Margarita Passion fruit Bellini Strawberry Shortcake Purple Rain We then tried some tapas which I definitely welcomed as I was a little bit hungry after a long day at work! We had the pretzel bread and dip as well as BBQ and Jack Daniel's chicken skewers which were all yummy. A bit later, we had the chance to go behind the bar and make our own cocktail. This was interesting as you can see on instagram here: Hinky Dink Cocktail displayed through graffiti They had arranged some cute activities to keep us entertained throughout the night

Autumn/ Fall Outfit of the Day - OOTD

I woke up this morning with no idea what the time was as the clocks have gone back and we gain an hour. However, I don't think I made the most of this extra sleeping hour as I was awake anyway and was trying to work out which clocks had updated automatically! Now, onto my OOTD: As the seasons have changed, I've done some Autumn shopping and the clothes i've picked up have all been black or burgundy/oxblood. Not purposely though! I'm just drawn towards those colours and need to let some other colours come through.  This top is one that I picked up from Vero Moda recently and they are definitely a shop that I am going to have a look in more often. Some of the pieces in there are gorgeous and bang on trend.  Black Embossed Top: Vero Moda £22 Burgundy Quilted Skirt: River Island £24 (Season Offer £12) Black Tights: New Look £4.99 Cut Out Boots: New Look £24.99 Necklace: Ebay (House of Harlow Replica)

SMASHBOX Try It Kit, Best Sellers - Bargain

I popped into my local Boot's the other day to pick up some items for a swap that i'm taking part in and Ryan noticed this on the clearance shelf.  It is the Smashbox Try it Kit, Best Sellers . It was originally priced at £19 for £36 worth of products but had since been reduced to clear at £9.50!  I've only tried the Primer from Smashbox as it's an expensive brand and nothing had stood out dramatically before. I have a few sample sized primers that i'm working my way through already and it's definitely the best primer i've used and it doesn't affect my skin. The small primer retails for £12 alone in Boots so I definitely couldn't go wrong by picking up this set. Contents: Photo Finish Foundation Primer Photo Finish Lid Primer Full Exposure Mascara Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume It's still retailing at £19 online so maybe check out the clearance shelf in your local Boot

Origins GinZing - All is Bright

Origins are a brand that are currently getting raved about all over the blogging world and i've finally joined the hype. After trying a sample of the GinZing Moisturiser at the Merry Hill A/W event, I knew I had to have it.  What I didn't realise was how very few places actually stock Origins products. As I have problem skin, I was also desperate to try the Out of Trouble Face Mask. The hard bit; tracking it down! All the online sites that I went on were sold out of the face mask and I didn't want to pay delivery on just the moisturiser so then, I started looking for my nearest stockist. The closest Boots to me that stock Origins is Merry Hill which is a bit too far to go so I went to House of Fraser in Birmingham.  The lady at the counter was really nice and said I would be very lucky if I was to find the Out of Trouble Mask anywhere. Booo! So if anyone knows where I can get hold of one, please let me know! Rather than pick up the GinZing moisturiser alone, I

Glossybox October 2013 - Dark Romance

Here's a look at this month's Glossybox. It is meant to have a Dark Romance theme which got me excited as I thought there would be a few berry toned products. However, it isn't the best box ever... Pretty Background MONU Illuminating Primer - £24.95 for 50ml (20ml sample) MONU are a brand that have featured quite a lot in previous Glossybox's and I haven't found any stand out products. I like trying out new primers though so i'll give this a whirl. Katy Perry Killer Queen Perfume £29.50 for 50ml We sell this fragrance where I work and originally I thought it smelt a lot like Beyonce Heat however, since smelling it more, it has come into its own. It features nodes of: dark plum, wild berry, red velvet flower and liquid praline to name a few. The bottle is a strange shape for placing on your dressing table though like a diamond with no bottom for it to stand upright. MeMeMe Cherub Blush - Cheek & Lip Tint - £5.50 (full size) This is the best

HOUSE OF HOLLAND - Face Ache Nails by Elegant Touch

I love wearing fake nails because they always look so much better than my own. I'm known to be the one with extravagant nail art and these definitely fall into that boat. The designer Henry Holland has collaborated with Elegant Touch to create some gorgeous fake nails for his House of Holland collection. My lovely Ryan picked these up for me from Boots. They are the HOUSE OF HOLLAND - Face Ache Nails by Elegant Touch which retail for £8.99 ( available here at Boots ) and there are a variety of cool designs to choose from. Each pack contains 24 nails, so 2 wears and a few spare. The sizing is okay but there is a giant thumb nail which is literally 2 of my thumbs so I definitely won't be using that one! They are almond shaped nails. They claim to last 10 days but I always carry nail glue around with me just incase. Each set comes with said nail glue and a file too. They're a quirky design and what you'd expect from House of Holland. Her

Merry Hill Autumn/Winter Fashion Event

Last week, I attended an event at Merry Hill Shopping Centre to showcase the coming season's trends.  We were treated to a fashion show of all the up and coming trends and a variety of beauty talks from Boot's including: Smashbox, Maxfactor, Origins and No 7. There are a definitely a few products I want to get after speaking to the ladies and trying some samples!  Smashbox Issey Miyake Pleats Please Fragrance  Origins The Origins Gin-Zing Energy boosting Moisturiser is now on my wishlist. It smells amazing like all of the Origins range. Autumn/ Winter Fashion Trends So, trends to look out for over the next few months are: Leather and Fur Cobalt Blue Monochrome (Ebony and Ivory) Metallics (L-R) - Oasis, Internacionale, Vero Moda, Vero Moda, Warehouse and New Look Vero Moda featured my favourite outfits of the night including this quilted white top which I actually picked up last night! It retails for £28 but Vero