The Tag For Makeup Addicts

The Tag For Makeup Addicts

Hello, hello, hello everyone! Today I am back with a TAG post which is exciting because I’ve not done one of these in a while. A huge thank you to the lovely Sheri from She is a lovely Australian blogger, who focuses mainly on beauty but writes wonderfully well in whichever topic she chooses. I especially love her tips on starting University - very helpful!

My Autumn Nail Picks

rimmel salon pro my denim ciate dangerous affair zoya aubrey rimmel posh trash

Hello ladies ^_^ today I want to share the polishes that will be in my autumn rotation. For this season I like royal blues, maroons, and antique(ish) shades.

My Autumn Essentials

my autumn essentials the blushing giraffe

Hello everybody ^_^ I hope you’re all well. Uni has really started to take it’s toll on me, hence the lack of posts. I think more than anything it’s the lack of light and less time for photography which is adding to this dilemma! Anyway’s the clocks are turning this weekend so hopefully that extra hour will help us bloggers out a little ^_^ I wanted to make a little post about the things I think are Autumn Essentials, on we go;

Get a Benefit Bigger than BB for FREE (best reward system ever)


Hi ladies! I hope you’re all well, just a quick post today after yesterday’s Harry Potter book - I wanted to share with you all how I got Benefit’s bigger than BB BIG EASY for free. without paying a penny. Like f’real!

Review | bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation - bare buff 10

bare minerals bareskin foundation bare buff 10 swatch review

Hi everybody, I hope you’re all well! Today I am going to be reviewing bareMineral’s brand new foundation, which I mentioned in this haul. It is their first ever liquid foundation, made with the same philosophy as the rest of their line to ’provide women with good-for-you alternatives to foundation’.  It has been made with ‘bare minimum’ ingredients and provides a brighter, youthful finish whilst still providing a natural look and feel. Sounds almost too good to be true right?!

Current Night Skincare Routine

current night time skincare routine
Hello ladies! A couple of months back I shared my morning skincare routine (read here), and today I’ll be discussing the items I’ve been using recently at night. As I said before this is the first year I even started a skincare routine, and so I’m switching things up pretty often. This is why every now and again I’ll be sharing the items I’m using ^_^

I also want to mention that skincare is SO important. A lot more so than you may realise at first, but without a good bareskin base it’s hard to achieve an even finish with makeup on top. The best way to address what YOU need for your skin is to think about the issues your skin has, is it blemish prone? Oily? Dry? Dehydrated?

Personally my skin was normal/dry and sits now more on normal because I’ve consistently been using moisturising products, oils and just generally taking care of my skin! I also have uneven pigmentation and very dark circles. Aside from that I have been blessed with fairly decent skin so do keep that in mind, what works for me may/may not work for you.

Review | Bourjois Délice de Poudre bronzing powder & highlighter

Bourjois Délice de Poudre bronzing powder & highlighter review

Hello everybody, I hope you’re all well. Today I am going to be reviewing Bourjois’s bronzer and highlighter duo, or the fancy term: Bourjois Délice de Poudre (£7.99) After using it for about 3 weeks straight I am well and truly ready to share it with all you lovely people! The drugstore are getting good at creating these 2-in-1 products, but I can’t think of many decent contour and highlight kits aside from Sleek’s, so this was already well anticipated since I saw the release!

Here are a few of my favourite blogs...

Here are a few of my favourite blogs...

Hello everybody, I hope you’re all well! This weekend it has been Eid, and I’ve enjoyed two days of kicking back and spending time with the family. Although I love my job, I don’t remember the last time I had the full Saturday and Sunday to myself and it was awesome!

Brilliant Benefit Box - Cheeky Sweet Spot (Not To Be Missed!)

Benefit cheeky sweet spot box o blushes

Hello ladies! Just a quick second post for today to show you this wonderful gift set from Benefit! I adore Soap & Glory x-mas gift sets but I’d never really looked at higher-end ones before. When I saw someone on twitter share a photo of her set I googled it and was so impressed by what the ladies at Benefit have put together! 5 Blushes, 1 Bronzer and 1 Highlighter plus a mini brush all encased in an adorable tin.

September 2014 Favourites

speteber beauty favourites the blushing giraffe

Hello! I hope you’re all doing well. September has been the month of new beginnings for everyone aside from University students. Does anyone else feel like our holidays are too long? I have to say despite having a load of work already, I am pretty happy to be back at Uni. (Having said that it’s only been two days, but still lets start off on a positive note!)

This month I started somewhat of a rota again with my stash. In an effort to use up unethical products and also try out new products, I had a strict list to work with for two weeks and then a one week break to just wear whatever I wanted. I’ve really enjoyed doing this rota because it’s meant I have had to use products in my collection that I normally wouldn’t be too fussed about. E.G Sleek Pumpkin Blush-By-3! (Reviewed here).