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Hey lovelies..
So, I am so sorry for not blogging much during the week! I've had so much schoolwork and will continue to have quite a lot, but don't worry, I will still have time for blog posts!
On Friday I went to Frankie and Benny's for my friends birthday meal.I had a really good time so I thought I'd show you what I wore and what make up I had on.
back of the shorts
shorts - riverisland (not available anymore)
aztec print vest top - primark (not online)
leather jacket - H&M (here)
shoes - topshop - (not available anymore)
I also wore tights because it was very cold!

This is the make-up I had on..
revlon colorstay foundation
elf eyebrow kit
soap and glory bronzer
benefit badgal mascara
collection (or collection 2000) lasting perfection concealer.
benefit high beam
elf cream eyeliner in black

I will show you some pictures from last night..

thank you for reading, hope you have a good day!
Olivia x

current mascara routine

I would say mascara is one of my favourite make up items, simply because just a small amount can make such a huge difference to your face!
I wouldn't go as far as saying I was a "mascara whore" in the words of Sprinkle Of Glitter but I've had a fair amount of different mascaras.
Usually, I wouldn't only use 1 mascara, normally it would be one or two at the same time as different mascaras are used for different things. This is my favourite combo of mascaras so far, so I thought I'd share it with you. I'll also do a cheeky before and after shot too.
The mascaras I've been using are both from the same brand but have been created to do entirely different things. The first one is No7 Intense Volume Mascara and the second one is No7 Extreme Length Mascara. I usually put the Intense Volume one on first and then the Extreme Length one, but I doubt it really matters!
Firstly, I will show you the wands of the two mascaras.
No7 Intense Volume Mascara
No7 Extreme Length Mascara.
Now, the before and after pictures! Hopefully you will be able to see the difference from when I have 0 mascara on, to when I have some on, and then to when I have BOTH mascaras on!
No mascara on.
Just the Intense Volume Mascara on.
The Intense Volume and Extreme Length Mascara on. (I look a tad evil in all these photos haha!)
On a day-to-day basis and for school I would not wear this much mascara, however, I wanted to show you the full potential of the two mascaras.
Thank you so much for reading, I would love to hear about what mascaras you are using at the minute!
Olivia X

teeny weeny haul

Hello Lovelies
i know i have just done a haul, and i should have probably waited and included this one too, as this is another small haul (poet and i didn't know it). It's actually even smaller than the last one.
So, on Saturday I went to the Trafford Centre and whilst I was there I picked up a few things.
I went to LUSH first, and after hearing such good things about the 'Mask Of Magnaminty' I got the smaller pot which was ₤4.95 (I think). I have already used it once, and so far it seems really good. It makes your skin feel really clean and really soft.
The other thing I got was a nail polish from superdrug! I really wanted to get the Models Own Purple Blue because that looks so pretty! But sadly I couldn't see it anywhere, so I got this one which I think looks pretty similar!
I haven't tried it on my nails yet but in the bottle it looks gorgeous! I will update you on how i get on with both products!
Thank you for reading!
Love Olivia X

fotd #2

Hey guys!
So, I'm just going to The Trafford Centre today with my friend, Georgia, mainly browse, but maybe pick up a few Christmas/birthday treats!
Just thought I'd do a quick and simple face of the day!
(Sorry for the dodgy pic!)
I am wearing:
Revlon ColorStay Foundation
Benefit BADgal Mascara
Rimmel Colour Rush Quad in Smokey Brun (the darkest colour to line my top lash line)
MUA Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette
Benefit High Beam
Soap and Glory Bronzer
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer

Thank you for reading!
Olivia X

The Liebster Blog Award!

I am extremely new to the blogging community and haven't been blogging for very long at all, so when I recieved this nomination I did a little squeal and had to refrain myself from jumping for joy (no word of a lie).

I was nominated for The Liebster Blog Award by the wonder Elysia from LittleBeautyBlogg (which I strongly advise you to check out because it is AMAZING!) And I am very thankful for this nomination!

If you're wondering what the Liebster Blog Award is, it is a nomination from some one who loves your blog and what's to show it! To be nominated for this award , they must have under 200 followers, as they are seen to be the 'up and coming' blogs!

The rules: To receive the Liebster Blog Award the nominated blogger must:-
Reveal 11 random things about themselves
Answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated them has set
Create 11 more questions & tag 11 other blogs with less than 200 followers & holler at them so they know they've been nominated!
No tag backs!

11 Random Facts..
1. I LOVE green olives!
2. My hair is waist-length
3. I am going to see Lana Del Rey in May!
4. I am searching for work experience at the moment (if you know any places that do work experience please can you tell me! thank you)
5. I love baking, but somehow every time I make something it goes wrong!
6. I love cats!
7. Smokey Bacon crisps are my favourite!
8. I have a tendency of shortening words with out even realising it!
9. I used to eat paper constantly until I was about 12..
10. I have very bendy ears

Questions from the Little Beauty Blogg
1) If you could have any job in the world what would it be?
It would probably be something involving make-up or fashion! When I was younger I always wanted to be a model or a hair dresser! Didn't we all?

2) On average, how long do you spend on each of your blog features?
Normally about 30mins-1hour, depending on what it is! Sometimes adding all of the line breaks can take a while, and also uploading the pictures! If taking the pictures counted- it would probably be a lot longer. I sometimes plan what I am going to do a blog post on before I do it, like during school! Haha!

3) There's a famous saying 'if at first you don't succeed, try and try again'. Do you agree with this or do you admit defeat easily?
I would totally agree with that! Especially with things you have really worked hard on, or if you're working towards something, i.e GCSEs, which I am currently doing. I think this is a tough question because I think it would depend on the context, but on the whole, I would definitely agree with the saying.

4) What if your favourite item of clothing?
My favourite item of clothing would have to be either a pair of highwaisted shorts or a snuggly winter jumper!

5) Blogging can open up a lot of new doors and present a blogger with new opportunities. If you have a goal for your blog, what is this? What would you most like to happen as a result of you blogging?
I would love for my blog to contribute to helping me get a job related to the fashion/make up industry!

6) I love jewellery, especially rings; if you could only wear one item of jewellery what would it be and why? (or if you don't wear jewellery; why do you choose not to?)
I don't really wear jewellery, probably due to the fact I spend most of my time in school, where we are not allowed to wear jewellery!

7) If you could only choose one makeup brand that's in your makeup bag right now, which one would you choose?
I think it would have to be benefit! I have never tried any Chanel products but if I had to choose one that I didn't have in my make up bag, I would choose Chanel!

8) I find that I am forever looking at expensive designer bags and saving up for them. What makes you want to splurge your money?
Topshop. I walk into Topshop with my purse full, and leave with nothing in it! I think it is really good quality, however I do think some things are a tad overpriced.

9) I always like reading about and finding out about new products - what is the best product you purchased last month and why?
Probably Revlon ColourStay Foundation - it is really pale, and is, out of the foundations I've tried, as close to my skin colour than any others.

10) If you go on holiday anywhere in the world where you would you choose and why?
The Caribbean, I love the hot weather! But I think I'd like to go to Paris!

11) I love sweets (in moderation); what if your favourite treat and why?
Oooh, I love chocolate eclairs! They are so nice, even though they are really bad for your teeth, but I will have to enjoy them while I can, as I'm getting braces in about 5 weeks!

My Questions For The Nominated People
1. Seeing as it is coming up to Christmas, what is your number one thing on your Christmas list?
2. If you could only have 5 beauty/fashion items EVER, what would they be?
3. What is the reasoning/story behind your blog url?
4. Who is your make up/fashion inspiration?
5. What is your faviourite song at the moment? Or favourite artist/band?
6. What would you say is your holy grail product?
7. What are your staple fashion items?
8. If you could change ONE thing about your appearance, what would it be?
9. If you had a superpower, what would it be?
10. Would you rather it be summer all the time, or winter?

I nominate:
Kat from Serenity Beauty With Kat
Mia from Teenage Beauty Blog
Claudie from Pastel-Pixie
Anna from The Life Of A Fashion Nerd
Natalie from 2 Wanderlust
Jenni from What Jenni Said
Tracy from Fantastic Fun Fashion
Annabelle from Abelia's Corner
Steph from Be Beautiful-SC
Monika Yola from Friends Are Fashion
Katie from Katie's Beauty Boudoir

Again thank you so much Elysia for nominating me! Please check out her blog!
Thank you for reading!

Winter Lips

In Autumn/Winter as the evenings are darker I like to wear more lipsticks, as I'm a bit shy to bold lip colours in the day time.
I have just discovered this lip combination as I was playing around with some of my make-up haha!
Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 £16.50 found here and a Colour Institute Lip Gloss (Not sure of colour/price sorry!)
Swatches of them both
Left hand side: Colour Institute Lip Gloss
Right hand side: Clinique High Impact Lip Colour (in shade 17 ROSETTE)
I just did this post so I could pout at a camera ;) ;) jokes haha! I make myself laugh sometimes!
I took pictures with the flash off and on, to try and show the true colour! It doesn't really come through on camera as much as I would like but I think you get the idea!
I'd love to hear about your lip combos for Autumn/Winter! Oooh it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go (*singing*) now, isn't it?

Mini Haul: Boots, Topshop & Primark!

Shopping for friends is one of my favourite things, I just love looking at their faces when they open a present they've been looking forward to, so Christmas and birthdays are my forte. Within my friendship group, we tend not to buy each other Christmas presents because there is a large number of us (10!) but we do buy each other birthday presents!
Now this present is work-in-progress as I'm going to be collecting bits and bobs up until the 23rd Nov when it is my friends birthday! Courtney, I hope you're not reading this!;)
Jumper, Primark Mens (£10.00 - bargain!) Throw/Blanket, Primark (£5.00) Earrings, Topshop (£7.50) found here. Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil in Dark Blonde, Boots (£2.99) found here
Now not all of this is for her, the jumper and eyebrow pencil are mine. So let's start with that.
I bought this at the start of the October half term and for most the holiday I was wearing it! It's so comfy and it was such a bargain! It's so easy to style, it can be worn just with leggings as it covers your bum, or jeans, or even tucked into some shorts! It also has some really nice detailing - elbow patches, high neck!
Sorry for the slightly blurry/out of focus photo!
Looking around Primark, I am not too wowed by some of the womens jumpers, but I have been loving some of the mens and will hopefully be going back for some more! All I can say is well done Primark!
Next, the eyebrow penceil! Lots of people on youtube and blogger have been raving about this so I just had to try it out! I got mine in 'dark blonde'
It has a very creamy texture and goes on my eyebrows a dream! However I won't talk too much about it as a full review will be coming soon!
Oooh present time! Now, with me being 15 years old, you may be thinking, "Why on earth has she got her friend a throw/blanket?" Well, I am not entirely sure why she wanted one either, but that's what she asked for and I suppose it's better to get her something she actually wants, rather than something she doesn't!
I got this throw at a great price of £5.00! And it feels like it is actually really good quality! It is real soft, and a great size too!
Next thing is the earrings! Or as Topshop calls them 'ear tunnels'. I think they are for cartilage piercings, which is what she has, so hopefully she will be pleased with this!
I bought these for £7.50 but Topshop is having a really good sale on at the moment so you can get them for just £2.50!!! They are really pretty and look sooo nice! I wish I had got some for myself!
My favourite is the triangle one!
Thank you for reading, and I'd love to hear about what you have all been buying.


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That was literally me! The tickets go on sale on the 5th of November, but my sister is on o2 so we got priority tickets and got them a couple of days earlier (Friday). I didn't actually know they were going to be on sale (bad fan, I know) but my gorgeous friend Rachel told me and I can't thank her enough. I'm going to see her at the O2 Apollo, Manchester. You can get full details HERE. I am so excited, and couldn't be happier with life at the moment (well maybe if I could get all the things on my November wishlist) I am going to see her on the 23rd May 2013, which I know, feels like yonks away, but I'm sure the time will fly, as it always does. The tickets were relatively cheap for what I'd actually pay to go and see her, they were only £31.50, which is an absolute STEAL. We got the stalls bit, so hopefully if we arrive early, we will be able to get to the front and be as close to her as possible! Oooh by the way, I'm going with my sister, Sophie, if I didn't already mention.
I'd love to hear if you are going, or if you are going to any concerts soon! Lots of love and thank you for reading! Sorry it's now a beauty/fashion post!

November Wishlist

Mac Pro Sculpting Cream in Copper Beach £17.50 (MAC) found here, Soap & Glory™ Archery™ Brow Tint and Pencil £10.00 (Boots) found here, Khaki Molly Jeggings £35.00 (River Island) found here, Jaidyn Suede Heeled Chelsea Boots £26.99 ( found here, Models Own Beetlejuice Nail Polish in 'purple blue' £5.00 (Boots) found here and Knitted Textured Grunge Jumper £36.00 (Topshop) found here.
I think my favourites out of these products would have to be the nail polish and the boots! I think I'll definitely be visiting a Boots store to pick up one of those nail polishes, however, the boots are from Missguided and I'm a bit skeptical about buying shoes online as I have odd feet and sometimes shoes, especially boots, can rub a bit! I will probably get them anyway though, or find some similar! The Mac Pro Sculpting Cream is something I've had my eye on for a while now, along with some products from the Marilyn Monroe Collection, but those products have been sold out in my local stores, and online :(
What products are you wishing for this November? Oooh, I can't believe how fast this year has gone! It is almost Christmas, I could have sworn it was summer yesterday!