Bank Holiday Makeup


On a slightly lighter note than my previous post last night saw me get glammed up and head out for cocktails with my friends. You can read all about my bank holiday look below.



To start I prepped my face with my favourite moisturiser Dermalogica Active Moist which is perfect for oily skin. I then applied Smashbox Photofinish Light Primer to create a smooth  base. For foundation I used Mac Studio Fix Fluid which is my go to for nights out and applied with a damp beauty blender. I used the shade NW30 to add some warmth to my skin.

I brightened the under eye area with Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Peach and a few drops of Macs Lustre Drops on the cheek bones to highlight. I set my foundation and concealer with Mac Studio Finish Powder in NC42.

I have green eyes and  I find that the best colours to accentuate them are brown or bronze shades. I chose to use Mac Amber Lights all over the lid and used a Collection Gel Eyeliner to tight line and ran across the lid to create a subtle winged look .In the waterline I used A Rimmel black kohl liner and lashes was my go to Chanel Le Volume Mascara! For my brows I used Mac’s pencil in Spike and Brow Gel in Show off.

To contour I used a Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Give Me Sun which I picked up from Mac on Wednesday which is really lovely. I wanted to create a warm rosy  look so applied Bobbi Brown Pink Coral Shimmer Blush to the apple of the cheeks and a healthy amount of Macs Soft & Gentle highlighter on the cheek bones,down the nose and on the cupids bow.

To compliment the bronze eye shadow I opted for Macs Please Me lipstick which is a soft girly pink. The matte finis is perfect for nights out as it doesn’t budge.



I usually wear my hair down for nights out but fancied a change last night and wore my hair in a chic up do using my Balmain B-Loved. I washed my hair earlier that morning and left to dry naturally.

 To start I teased my hair and sprayed short bursts of Schwarzkopf Got2b big sexy hairspray to create volume at the crown. I put my hair in a low pony tail and looped through to create a bun letting any loose bits fall down to frame my face. Clipping  the Balmain B-loved over the bun I had just created  I then swirled it round to create a large chignon and pinned into place. I sprayed this with hairspray to hold and pulled out a few bits from the bun to give it a messy look.


I hope you all have a great Easter


Balmain Hair Extensions & B-loved Review

Balmain Double Hair 5 Pieces

So let me start by telling you about my past relationships with hair extensions… Its fair to say I’ve been around a bit! Weaves, Racoon, Wefts,Pre Bonded,Clip ins you name it I’ve had it! All of these which have ended in heartbreak, bald patches, and breakage, that is until I met my perfect match in Balmain.

I am naturally blessed with soft shiny hair but what it most certainly lacks is volume,I could spend hours blow drying my natural hair only to be met with the slightest gust of wind and I’m back to square one. I have wore extensions for many years for both length and volume and until I was introduced to Balmain was struggling to find extensions that looked natural with minimum damage to my own hair.

I first started my budding relationship with Balmain back in February 2012 and can honestly say I haven’t looked back. I had 5 pieces of Balmain Double Hair fitted at Georges Hairdressing in Leicester and as soon as they were fitted I knew it was love at first sight I felt so glamorous!

The extensions were fitted as 2 wefts together with your natural hair inbetween and secured by small bonds.What I really loved about these extensions was the length of time they took to fi within 1 hour I was transformed with long flowing locks! Secondly…No pain! Ever had a weave and felt like you had a face lift? Because these extensions are fitted quite loosely it means there is no pain or strain on your natural hair, you can also put your hair up really easily without pulling.

Another amazing thing about Balmain is that you get a 6 month guarantee on the hair and they can be re-used. Since having my first set of Double hair fitted I have only purchased new hair an additional 3 times which means I am getting a good 6 months wear out of the hair.

Obviously you need to ensure you are looking after your extensions as you would your own hair by using the right products.I recommend the Loreal Mythic Oil Shampoo and also the Balmain Conditioner which makes my hair super shiny, I would also recomend using a Tangle Teezer after washing. 

I cannot rave about Balmain enough and most definitely couldn’t be without my Double Hair. Whether my hair is long, short, blonde or brunette you can guarantee I’ll be rocking my Double Hair.

Looking for extra little extra…

A few weeks ago the lovely people at Balmain HQ kindly chose me as a winner for one of their twitter competitions. I was beyond excited as the prize as £50 to spend at their online webshop. 

One of the items I chose was the Balmain B-loved which is a hair piece that clips onto the crown to give extra volume. It also doubles up as a ponytail and a bun, and I am a girl that loves a bun! I have the B-loved in the colour Dark Expresso and it is the perfect match for my brunette locks. The B-Loved is really versatile and unlike other hair pieces you can curl and straighten it. I have posted a link below for those of you who want to see a video of the B-Loved in action.

Wearing Balmain B-Loved on the crown

Wearing B-loved as a pony
Make Up Used:
Mac Studio Fix Fluid NC20
Mac Pro-Long wear concealer NC20
Studio Fix Powder NC40
Diego Dalla Palma Bronzer
Mac Springsheen Blush
Mac Hue Lipstick
Mac Lipglass in Prrr
Brows- Mac Brow Gel- Showoff

Messy Bun with B-loved Make up used: Maybelline Superstay better skin-Sand Rimmel wake me up concealer-Soft beige Sleek-Luminous Powder Rimmel stay blushed-Sunkissed Cherry Diego Dalla Palma Bronzer Sleek lipstick-Barely there  Brows-Spike Pencil MAC

Messy Bun with B-loved
Make up used:
Maybelline Superstay better skin-Sand
Rimmel wake me up concealer-Soft beige
Sleek-Luminous Powder
Rimmel stay blushed-Sunkissed Cherry
Diego Dalla Palma Bronzer
Sleek lipstick-Barely there
Brows-Spike Pencil MAC