Friday, 14 December 2012

Recent Make Up Shoots

So recently I've been off work sick with a bad shoulder and so I've been super bored at home every single day! So I've been building up my make up portfolio because I eventually want to do a short course in London to get some extra qualifications up my sleeve. A few of my friends have kindly been models for me and took part in some make up photoshoots of the makeup I've done. I also have done some makeup for people attending their prom and a few for Halloween too! Here's a few of the pictures :) 

Random Questions

1. What is your most embarrassing moment?
Hmm I have many of these, I'm just one of those people who are clumsy and occur embarrassing moments on a daily basis; but one that's coming into my head now was when I was at a Nightclub in Bournemouth called Bliss and there's like a huge staircase going down to another floor in the middle of the club and there was people stood all around it and I slipped and fell down about 5 steps on my bum - so embarrassing  And a massive crowd of guys just cheered and clapped, if I ever wanted the world to swallow me up it was that one time!! 

2. Who inspires you?
This is a tricky one, there's not really anybody who inspires me as such, so I find this difficult to answer. I'm going to say someone who is probably quite controversial and that's Cheryl Cole, only because I feel that she's been through quite a lot over the last few years and it must have been difficult anyway let alone being in the public eye. So I guess her :) 

3.  Your favourite shop?
My favourite shop has to be New Look actually, overall. I always seem to find that most of my close I buy are from there and it's rare that I go in there and don't see more than one thing I want/like! 

4. Coke or Pepsi?
Full fat coke but diet pepsi 

5. What is the one beauty product in your life that you will never stop using?
I will never stop using Mac studio fix foundation, it's perfect for what I like and I love their colours, it makes my face look so flawless without looking too cakey, I know a lot of people find it too heavy but I think it you apply it correctly and with other products you can avoid that. 

6. What is your favourite smell?
My favourite smell, i'm guessing this is perfume or is it smell in general? Lol who knows! I'll go with perfume; it has to be Insolence by Guerlain, absolutely love it although it's quite pricey! 

7. Where is your current location?
In my bedroom, in my house, in Wiltshire :) 

8. What were you doing 3 hours ago?
Three hours ago I was doing basically what i'm doing now - listening to music and sorting my blog out! It's been a lazy day (week) 

9. If you had to have toes for fingers or fingers for toes, which would you choose?!
What sort of question is this? Haha, I think I would choose fingers for toes because you can easily hide that where as your hands you can always see, so unless you were going to wear gloves all your life everybody would notice your fingers if they were toes. So definitely fingers as toes!

10. What is something you scared off?
SPIDERS! Oh my gosh, they are fricking horrendous, my phobia is actually something out of the ordinary, I don't think i've ever met anybody with the same level of fright for spiders as myself!! Eww!

11. What is your favourite makeup brand?
MAC :) for sure.


I'm Back :)

I can't believe it's been all this time since I last posted! I've definitely been neglecting my blog! I've had an eventful year, but it's coming to an end so hopefully 2013 will bring better things - hate to be 'one of those people' who say this but it's true! 
 At the same time I've also had a lot of fun with friends and family this year, I've had such a laugh! This post is basically just an update of the last year and a few pictures of all I've been up to recently :) lots of 21st birthdays and trips away!

Cardiff for one of my Best Friend Robyn's 21st 

Georgia's Hollywood Themed 21st party :) 

Pub Golf for Sheree's 21st Birthday :) 

Phoebe's birthday in Bath :) 

Fresh Prince Of Bel Air fancy dress for Joe's 21st 

Cardiff for Danielle's 21st :) 

Summer BBQ


Barcelona with the girls :) 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

My 'REEM' trip to Essex!

Anyone that knows me will know i'm a huge fan of "The Only Way Is Essex" I absolutely love it!! So me and my friend Phoebe had to go and visit the one and only Brentwood to see what all the fuss is about! I had an amazing time, even though it's not what I expected it to be, it's actually a lot nicer! I really recommend going if you like TOWIE :)

The pictures have all gone on in a really weird order - Blogger isn't being very friendly to me tonight!!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Fake Acrylic Nails.

Hey Beauties. I know i've been absent from my blog for a longggg time and I always come back with a post that says sorry i've not blogged in ages!! I've just had a few personal problems recently and things have been quite hard for me, so I haven't had any motivation to blog. I won't bore you to death with what's been happening but i'm back with lots of ideas :) 

Anyway enough of the boring stuff; I recently ordered an acrylic nail set from Ebay, it was from China and was really cheap so I wasn't really expecting it to be amazing but I have always wanted to give it a go as I always get my nails done and didn't want to pay for a course if I didn't enjoy doing it. However when I got the kit, I literally couldn't get the hang of it at all! I don't know whether it's just me finding it hard or if the kid isn't of very good quality! So I just put it in a drawer and left it! 

My friend Danielle asked if she could try and do it on me so we had a go and she couldn't do it either! (so i'm not stupid after all!) but she had an idea to use the tips and clear nail varnish to look like acrylic nails but with no acrylics. As it's a lot cheaper than paying to get acrylics and it also looks amazing! The whole kid cost me £15 and has everything inside, but it comes with about 1000 tips in all different sizes so they would last ages. So here's how to do it; 

To start with you need to file your own nail tip as well as buffing them so that the glue can stick, if you don't do this the tip will not stick to your nail or will come off after a short period of time. Then match the correct size tips to your nails and stick them all on.. 

When you have them on like this, you'll need to cut them to the length you want to have them, it's better to use a proper tip cutter or if not nail clippers will be fine. But make sure you hold the nail where it's glued when you're cutting it because where it's just been freshly stuck it may come off if you're too rough with it. Then you need to file them into the shape you want and then file and buff the top of the nail where it's glued, so that there's no ridge. 

Then go over them with a clear top coat and build up a few coats (about 4 or 5) Don't use a pink because it will tint the tips a funny colour. As there's no acrylic you need to build the layers up so that it's thick. Then they will look like this.. 

So they look just like acrylics and they also don't damage your nails !! You can also decorate them in anyway you like with gems or glitter :) this is the final result; 

Thank you for reading, 
Lots of love
Leanne xox

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

I'm back! - Skin Care Routine.

Hey everyone! I'm back after a long absence from the blogging world! Basically I've just been extremely busy recently, i've been on a few holidays, i've been working and also I've been pretty ill with a virus and chest infection so I haven't had much inspiration to blog! But I'm back now, with lots of new ideas and I'm going to start with a skin care routine post.. I still haven't found the memory card for my camera so i'll just be using internet images for now (i appologise, i'm going to buy a new memory card at the weekend)  

So, my skin care routine - I've always been pretty lazy when it comes to my skin, even though i've always had problem skin that's prone to acne and break outs I have never really had much of a routine, I just use a face wipe to remove my makeup and that would be it! I'd always start one and then become lazy again and forget to do it! But then I realised it's important to look after your skin because let's face it - who wants to look like a wrinkly old leather handbag at 40?! Not me!! So I went to my nearest MAC counter and I had a consultation with one of the counter girls, she was really lovely and helped me to get exactly what I wanted/needed for my particular skin type. If you read my blog you'll know that my skin is very oily and I have quite a lot of faint acne scarring from when I was younger! I also found that no matter how much foundation I put on my face it would always come off before the end of the day!! 

First of all she gave me MAC Green Gel Cleanser: 

I still use a face wipe to remove the majority of my makeup, but then I use this afterwards and it's really good for removing all the makeup and dirt that the face wipe didn't take off. I normally run the hot tap for a while and fill the sink up with warm water, wet my hands a bit then put some product onto my hands, lather it up and put it all over my face in circular motions. After about five minutes splash my face with water to remove the cleanser. For a 150ml bottle it's £14.50 from Debenhams, but you can also purchase it from their website. 

For toner, I use Simple's Soothing Facial Toner: 

Using a normal cotton pad, I put quite a generous amount onto the pad and put it all over my face, you'll be surprised to how much dirt/makeup is still left on your skin when you look at the pad afterwards!! I usually buy this from Boots for £3.25 for a 200ml bottle and this is currently in Boots 3 for 2 mix and match offer. 

Moisturiser - MAC Oil Control Lotion 

This is amazing!! I put this on after cleansing and toning and then again before I put my makeup on and as my skin is really oily this helps to reduce the oil in my skin allowing my makeup to stay in place all day (using a primer too- MAC's prep and prime)  I just use about a pea sized amount and put it all over my face, concentrating on my most oily areas which are my chin and forehead. This is a little expensive considering the bottle isn't that big but it's definitely worth the price! It's £20 for a 50ml bottle from Debenhams or the MAC website. 

I have only been using this skin care for about a month now and my skin has already improved massively. Although MAC products are quite expensive they are definitely worth the money as they actually work and do what they say on the packet! 

- Just to be clear, I don't get asked or paid by anybody to do these reviews, hauls, etc. I do it out of choice :) 

Leanne xoxox 
I've only been using this 

Saturday, 3 September 2011

August Favourites!

Hey everyone! Again I find myself apologising for my lack of posts! I work all the time so it's hard for me to post but i'm going to try and post more often!! Anyway, it's the end of the month again already so it's august favs time :) 
I also need to apologise for the fact i'm having to get my pictures from the internet for this post because i've lost the memory kind for my camera!! My first favourite product i've been using this month isn't a new product for me however i've rediscovered it, it's the st tropez tanning lotion, I stopped using this for a while because I found it didn't really make me very brown and it always went patchy!! But when I was cleaning my room the other day I found two full, unopened bottles of st tropez and thought i'd try them again! I was impressed and have been using it throughout this month :) 
Another product i've been loving this month is Estee Lauder's double wear foundation, I absolutely love it. It gives me the best coverage out of all the foundations i've got. You only need a little bit to give you a flawless finish so you don't end up looking like you've caked it on which I find a bit with the Mac foundations, plus I much prefer the colours. It retails at around £25 in most stores which is fairly pricey but you can get it from outlet centres if they have a cosmetics company shop for £18!

If you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I've been on the hunt for a new mascara and not having much luck with it!! So when I was at the outlet store, I went to the cosmetics company and came across Mac's Opulash and I'm really impressed, it gives me great volume and length :) I think I paid around £8.50 for it when it retails at £13.50 on 

That's all the products for this month, i've been really busy working and working for my boyfriend so I haven't worn much makeup over the last month! But next months will be more exciting I promise!!! 

Leanne xox