Wednesday, 8 November 2017


With the countdown to Christmas vastly approaching no one does Christmas gifts quite like Charlotte Tilbury I would even go as far to say its happiness in a little crimson box.


Budget Babes
I would recommend this gift idea to the girls and guys who are strapped for cash but still want to give their gal pal, daughter or girlfriend a contribution towards something from charlotte's range that won't break the bank, it's a win-win.

We all have that friend who loves a blinding gold highlight and why should christmas be an exception? 
Any girl would be lucky to find this under the tree with its light reflecting ingredients such as pure gold pearls that illuminate the skin and soft-focus any imperfections.


The filmstar bronze and glow is beautiful I know this because I have it sitting on my vanity at this very moment its a perfect palette with a buildable contour shade & glow-giving highlight to mimic sun-kissed skin all year round what girl doesn't want that?

After Diamonds, Lipsticks truly are a girl's best friend Charlotte released her very own liquid lipsticks this year, I personally think that dangerous liaison is perfect for winter as its a warm rusty- rose shade, so whether you're gifting it to share a kiss with your significant other under the misltletoe or for your bestie whose new years eve outfit would be incomplete without it, this gift practically screams perfect.

For all the guys who are looking to spoil their girlfriends this Christmas, I would strongly recommend the limited edition Instant Eye Palette, from the desk to the disco you'll win some serious boyfriend points but hurry before they are all gone. 

There you have it my Charlotte Tilbury gift guide let me know what you think in the comments 
Love Beth xx

Friday, 13 October 2017


It is currently 2.40 in the Morning and I feel so dispirited this last month due to being made redundant from work and trying to find a new job which has thrown off my sleeping pattern and my entire daily routine for that matter, however, this is my personal atom of the internet and felt like documenting it rather than pretend to be all happy go lucky when that's, not the case.

I have spent weeks debating whether or not to mention this because no one wants to lose their job but this is my blog is also my journal and my thoughts have to go somewhere right? and maybe someone else out there might be in a similar place or struggling with their own problems however big or small they may be.

Maybe tomorrow things won't be as bad as the day before.

Beth x


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Person of interest : Megan Ellaby

I found Megan Ellaby like most people through Instagram she reminds me of a modern Carly Simon with a flair for flares (get it), bold colors and cherry print.

I was lucky enough to attend the British Style Collective back in May at the Liverpool one arena I was sat in the second row right next to the stage and she was sat in front of me Megan was gracious, thought-provoking ,polite and stopped for photos,(not with me I'm too socially awkward and painstakingly shy) it was refreshing to see someone with a big following be so genuine
I enjoyed reading her blog post some things Ill never understand as it made me think of things that didn't make sense or add up that id had never really questioned before for example words that are sound the same but have different meanings such as,


Peace – this is the absence of war, The word also refers more generally to a feeling of contentment, for example, “The woods were very peaceful.”
Piece – spelt this way, the word means a unit or portion of something, such as “a piece of cake”. To “say your piece” means to state your opinion about something, while “giving someone a piece of your mind” means to tell them – usually in anger – exactly what you think of a certain situation.


These stairs are beautiful; feel free to stare.
These two identical-sounding words both derive from Old English words with Germanic origins.
Stare – the verb “to stare” refers to the act of gazing intently at something. As a noun, it refers to the look itself – for example “a long, cold stare”.
Stair – this refers to a single step, or one of a number of steps, used to connect two different levels, with variants including “staircase” (the complete set of steps), “stairway” (the steps and their surrounding walls), “stairwell” (the shaft occupied by the staircase), “downstairs” (the bottom level) and “upstairs” (the upper level).

Photo Credit: Megan Ellaby


My Anxiety Disorder and How I choose to deal with it

 "If it doesn't challenge you it won't change you"

 When I feel anxious or scared sometimes I'm my own worst enemy and I'M the ONE holding myself back from doing things just because it might seem impossible in that moment, whether it's going on a bus somewhere I've never been before and panicking about the person sitting next to me or talking to people thinking that they're judging me based on my appearance, opinions or intellect,
I used to have anxiety attacks where I would replay certain scenarios over and over again working myself into a panic-induced state and it becomes physically and emotionally exhausting even when I would try to act confident my anxiety was slowly decaying my seemingly calm exterior and all I wanted to do was scream.

 Techniques that work for me  
Talking a bath - The world can wait until I've tried to wash away some of the anxiety/stress 
Making a playlist or writing on my blog - It helps to shift my focus into something positive whether I'm writing about a new concealer or listening to Clannad.
Try my best -not great not perfect but my best, I used to think you needed perfection to succeed (It's not possible)
Good nights sleep - I used to walk around my bedroom until 3am with the constant looming fear of what tomorrow would bring which made my brain go into anxiety overload turning off my devices and getting the right amount of rest significantly reduce the amount of anxiety I felt as I would look in the mirror and see that I looked healthier and gave me a big confidence boost 
Social media - there are now millions of platforms where I can talk to people, hear their stories, know what the symptoms are, and how to get help
Laughing - sometimes you have to stare fear in the face and laugh have the faith in yourself to know that you're going to be okay even if you don't feel it

Beth x


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Fortune Cookie Wisdom

We Cannot change the direction of the wind 
but we can adjust our sales 


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner

Dont get me wrong I love benefit products from the packing down to the formula ,but their eyeliner was extremely disappointing and heres why

1. Its not beginner friendly
I bought this eyeliner 2 years ago but I never remembered to blog about it. I found the nib to be too flexible and the slightest movement ruined the whole liner which moves me on to my next point

2. Its very difficult to get off to the point where you probably need industrial sand paper to remove it

3. This product cracked alot on my eye lids and like I said its hard to get off so I had to deal with my eyeliner looking crusty all day

4. I had the eyeliner for 2 months and it dried out

All in all I love benefit as a brand but I felt this product let me down

Love Beth xx

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

Hair hack

Do you want tousled tresses without the heat  damage ? if yes then I might just have the hack for you 
here goes:
COKE yes you read this correctly COCA- COLA 

Coca-Cola contains phosphoric acid, which has a very low pH (phosphate levels). So when you apply it to your hair, the cuticles tighten and makes the strands appear smoother and your curls look more defined .

PS I hear Suki Waterhouse swears by this and that its also a good way to lighten your hair without using bleach/box dyes


Thursday, 20 July 2017


Today I was
casually scrolling through instagram on my lunch break to find out  some exciting beauty news that Anastasia Beverley Hills is releasing a new eyeshadow palette on July 25th
As you all know my love for ABH never wavers 
I hope that will be able to purchase the pallette when it launches

Update : I got it 


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Monday, 3 July 2017

5 Things that only girls with fine hair will understand

  1. I can DE-tangle my hair as much as I like, but the minute I leave my house BOOM its already knotty again
  2. Your hair gets greasy quicker I guarantee you within 4+ hours after I have washed my hair there will be a small patch that looks oily
  3. volume is a foreign concept when it comes to fine hair
  4. you have to spend a small fortune on dry shampoo 
  5. curling your hair is a time consuming process you have to re curl it sooooo many times and then you've got to REALLY lock it in with hairspray 


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Technicolor Dream

Review : Coming soon

Saturday, 17 June 2017


I'm not going on a holiday for a while but I stumbled across rat and boa just over a year ago on Instagram they've had me hooked for a hot minute ever since 

Here's what I'm loving from their site

Hand embroidered in a lilac sheen yarn covered with  iridescent sequins, this shimmering conversation starter will definitely catch everybody's attention you could layer this by paring it with a new a nude slip underneath for dinner at a restaurant or by wearing it over a bikini to laze on the beach either way it'll take you from day to night and make you forget about the £150 price tag.  

Have you ever seen a more perfect dress your entire existence (yeah me neither) if there was ever a dress that would make me feel empowered,sexy and goddess like all at the same time this dress would be the one to take on the challenge and win ,it also doesn't hurt that it looks comfortable AF ,so book yourself a mini break and show off those pins.

Nothing screams luxury quite like a velvet jumpsuit so whether you're going to the club to get your Saturday night boogie on, or meeting a friend for dinner just remember this sexy little number would get you so many compliments like' "I love that jumpsuit where'd you get it" Circa Mean Girls 2004  (The 70s never looked this good before).

Love Beth XXX

pics are from the rat and boa website


Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Zodiac

Setareh Hosseini, aka  starlit_makeup, a makeup artist with over 100-thousand followers on Instagram.
she uses many different techniques to breathe life into each characters star sign using make-up to create a realistic embodiment/trait of all members of the zodiac .

As a lover of astrology and constellations I am fascinated with the artists' unique interpretation of the different star signs ,her use of props to help convey the member of each zodiac

♐️Sagittarius- The hunter
She's a restless wanderer; always on the hunt for new innovative ideas and experiences. Her arrow symbolizes her desire for direction and a higher purpose. She's the maven of adventure, the learned healer whose higher intelligence forms a bridge between heaven and earth. ♐️

♏️Scorpio- The Secret Keeper
It's all in her penetrating stare. Dark and calculating, her eyes are foreboding yet hypnotic. Powerful, passionate and intuitive. She wears strength and darkness equally well; half goddess, half hell raiser. Nevertheless, she is divine, and in her eyes is where your soul is truly revealed. ♏️

♌️Leo- The hunger
You can usually pick her out from a crowd – she’s the one with the loudest laugh, the brightest smile, and the most confident strut of them all. Her hair is a mane made of gold, and her skin glows like a sunset in the height of summer . She is the alpha, the lioness, the leader and the warrior. She may appear soft like a daydream, but she has a never ending fire burning inside her. ♌️

♊️Gemini- The gifted
Recognized by her contradictory nature, her mind is often torn between logic and absurdity. She's a combination of high intelligence, wit, and eloquence. Forever battling mystical forces of left and right; she'll mirror your best and worst traits and show you things you never knew you needed to see. ♊️
♍️Virgo- The Virtuous
She personifies innocence, purity and justice. Her earthly nature makes her tremendously clever and analytical. All that is beautiful to her erupts in subtle, though magnificent spectacle. She's a maiden & belongs to the pristine; always striving to bring back the balance between order and chaos. ♍️

♉️Taurus- the Idealist
Unapologetically stubborn with a strong willed character, great perseverance and determination. She has a hot and fiery temperament, and will unleash it when pushed to her limits. Even so, she loves anything that exhilarates her senses. Controlled by inner serenity and a unwavering sense of stability, she is & always will be a force to be reckoned with. ♉️

♋️Cancer- The Soulful
She is the tide, the gentle glow around the  moon, the waves that wash over on the shore. She feels everything deeply, even though she may not like to show it. Her shell may be hard and at times impenetrable but it is forever guarding her tender soul. Surely it is harder to break something soft rather than rigid. You touch her and she is far more real than anything you have ever felt before. Cosmic particles of moon dust line her veins. For she is like the moon, you'll see her with a new face everyday. ♋️
♒️Aquarius- The Visionary
She's a mad scientist in her lab, inventing and creating night and day. Her rapid influx of thoughts and subsequent surprising actions make her unpredictable and restless. Anarchy is her middle name. Forever fighting valiantly for the soul of the world, she pours her wisdom and equilibrates your mind. She is dazzling and terrifying. Always tipping the scale of genius and insanity. She lives in the future and who she is comes in waves.
Galaxies in her lungs, stars in her eyes. She is a child of the cosmos, a ruler of the skies. ♒️
♑️Capricorn- The Methodist
Her determination is admirable, her self-containment powerful. She's concrete, ambitious and in charge. Always leading loyally and achieving relentlessly. No mountain peak is high enough for her to climb, and her love is as stable as the earth under her feet. ♑️

♓️Pisces- The Dreamer
Ethereal, and deeply mysterious.
Her mind swims at a depth most would drown in. She's always floating in opposite directions, this represents her soul's duality. She is the ultimate enchantress & her heart is an ocean of emotion; always changing and dreaming of realms that only she may enter. ♓️

♈️Aries- The challenger
Fiery and fiercely passionate, she wears steel armour and her horns always  ready for battle. Forever taking charge and always searching looking for dynamic and competition. Driven by her avidity and born to be a fearless leader, she bares a pure and almost childlike soul; untainted & unafraid. ♈️

♎️Libra- The Charmer
Her charming personality is praiseworthy, her voice melodious, her heart just. To truly understand her, you must understand the riddle of the scales; forever weighing her thoughts and emotions. She is a flower with carefully hidden thorns & without her, life simply wouldn't be as fair and justly. ♎️

Beth x

Picture credit belongs to Setareh Hosseini

Monday, 29 May 2017

Gracie Francesca

I have been watching Gracie's channel and reading her blog for just over two years now and I still get excited when she puts out a self confidence video or a really thought provoking post about body image as I still at times as I'm sure 99 percent of the population will agree as they too struggle with self love/confidence

I find that she is a breath of fresh air and that way she uses her social platforms to help encourage new/upcoming bloggers or talk about topic that may be considered controversial is exactly why she is named the Internets big sister to me she has never been about how many designer handbag she owns but rather how can she tackle a subject the isn't talked about enough so I suggest you stop what ever you doing and check her out

Gracie if you ever get a chance to read this know that your I think your amazing and continue to make great quality content as you made some of my dull days a little bit brighter


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Manchester Attack

22/5/17 will forever be a date ingrained in the minds of the UK 

An IS attack that has left 22 dead and 59 injured and many more missing 

It deeply saddens me that this was intended to be a night of merriment for these concertgoers seeing their idol performing mere steps from their faces which has now become a harrowing memory of IS fuelled attack claiming many innocent lives and the actions of a man who chose to take his life but took 22 others with him  

I send my love and prayers to the victims and their parents ,injured,missing,first res-ponders and all emergency services for the support during this difficult time 


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

My spring essentials

A pair of killer sunglasses, now these arent always a nessesity in the uk we as a nation tend tobe skeptical about how long the sun will stay in our orbit  we like to go outside and check first

Anastasia Dipbrow
you could jump into a pool and I guarantee that its not going anywhere may the brows forever be bomb AF

MAC strobe cream
If you have read my A Late June Favorites post you will know just how much I adore this product

Illamasqua mini cocncealer brush 
This brush is great for applying foundation or a light bb cream its also a good packing brush for eyeshadow (Im a sucker for dual purpose)

Mac lipstick honey love
Light beige toned with rose ''The perfect spring shade''

Illamasqua mini blending brush  
Blend Bitch Blend

Mac Amber x 9 pallette
Although I prefer the bigger eyeshadow singles from mac as they are more pigmented then the travel pallettes it still gets the job done but you have to bulid the pigment up

MAC upward lash mascara
Great mascara it lifts those lashes like a good push up bra


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

soigné wishlist

Soigné {Pronounced 'Swahn -Yey'}
                                   English Translation - 'To take care of'

 I know I am not the only one who picks up nail polish remover just for the the sole purpose of removing the polish without any disregard to the affect it may have on my nail bed or picking at my nails the moment that it start to chip so I have been searching for a nail brand that could solve my nail woes but would tick all my boxes too
  1. Timeless packaging
  2. Timeless colours 
  3. Good for my nails
  4. Wont break the bank      
and I think I may have found it but I wont know until I have tried it but thats another blog post for another time ...

soigné claims to be one of the safest nail polish brands on the market,yet still provides a high standard of quality and luxury as their fomula does not contain any harmful carcinogens ,does not test on animals and is completey vegan

My Wishlist



*This alluring rouge will have the guys falling head over heels for your deep and sultry fingertips. The perfect choice for a romantic night by the fire, you won’t be disappointed in this colour’s irresistible lure.


*Bind this brilliant blue to your fingertips and allow Soigné to make you feel like a true fashion aficionado. This individual indigo is utterly easy on the eye and echoes this season’s ethnic print trend.


*Deep grey at first glance, this colour tantalises your senses with a hint of purple to liven up your nails with the mirage of sun-warmed figs laid out on a platter, eating breakfast in the Italian countryside nirvana.

Poussière d'ortie

Poussière d'ortie

*Meaning “nettle dust”, a unique green, reminds us of the faded foliage of summer time.


Beauty And The Beast Review

    Director: Bill Condon
          Cast: Emma Watson,Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Josh Gad 
          Year: 2017

After leaving her small provincial town to find her missing father  the beautiful ,independent Belle, becomes imprisoned by a hideous beast who was once a young spiteful arrogant prince cursed by an enchantress not to be deceived by appearances, living inside a dark enchanted castle with living antiques as his only companions, the longer Belle stays with the beast they both learn that true beauty is found within

I dont think the right words to describe this movie even exist ,I was absolutley blown away by Disney's retelling of a beloved classic it answed so many questions that the 1991 animation did not, ill give you one example so that I dont spoil it  such as '' How did a small rural village not notice a giant looming eeriee castle in the middle of the forest ?'' however if you like tales as old as time and songs as old as rhyme  I recommend that you go and see it you wont be disappointed.


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Review and Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills; 
In my opinion it is one of the highest ranking beauty brands I have come across! Why? I hear you makeup lovers ask;
Well in short it gives me BANG for BUCK $$ !

Ever since my first Anastasia purchase of the Dip Brow Pomade I feel that her products are without a doubt the epitome of Hollywood Glamour without the Sunset Boulevard Prices.
Which has made online late night beauty browsing, increasingly difficult without using some serious refrain, not to buy everything on Anastasia's website. Whoops ! 

A couple of weeks ago I finally gave in.
It was my birthday and well every girl knows that on her birthday she should have something she really wants!
I purchased the light to medium contour kit because there were so many exceptional reviews on various beauty blogs and social media.
One of these reviews came from Melissa Alatorre - The Queen of Conture

The palette will remain a staple in my make up collection for years to come; with its finely milled pigments, shade selection, ability to go from natural to sultry with a few strokes of a brush and flawless coverage.


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Defintions By Rudy Francisco

Defintions By Rudy Francisco

Envy is when someone walks around with a pocketful of ''that should've been me'' 

Hate is what happens when you put a shotgun to the face of understanding and it cowers in the corner

 Truth is everything you tell yourself when you realize no ones looking 

Courage is ripping your heart out of you chest and saying ''here.. hold on to this for me''

Trust is when you jump into someone's arms knowing they would never let you hit the ground 

Love is a tablespoon of hemlock that I've been dying to try 

Faith is doing what you love for a living an watching the bills pay themselves 

Failure is when you talk yourself out of  becoming something amazing


Not my photo

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Desert Warrior

      A Wishbone Midi Ring with Bohemian Detailing 

I purchased this ring in november and I havent stopped wearing it since and has become a staple in my small jewellery collection

 Ring- Shop Dixi


Friday, 6 January 2017

A Little Rusty

I dont know about you but not wearing nail polish is the equivalent to me not wearing underwear I feel naked and vunerable with out it.

During a shopping trip with my mum as she wanted to look in John Lewis for christmas presents I went over to YSL and was curious to see if they had the nail polish in Brun Henne the lady behind the counter then handed me this tiny gold box Ive never handed over a £20 note so quickly in my life and to my amazement she told me it was now £9.50 due to the shade being part of ysl's summer collection.

The wide, flat brush covered my nails in one or two strokes and dried almost instantly not only that but the shade itself is devine I would describe it as a rusty reddish brown that has a vintage feel to it like a 50s screen siren wouldnt be caught wearing any shade other than this.

Thats A Wrap

Beth  x
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