Saturday, 29 December 2012

Model Paloma Faith's unique look in your everyday life!

2012 drew a whole new generation of pop icons and Paloma Faith was one of them. With her amazing voice she has won herself hundreds of fans and has become known worldwide.

Follow the easy step by step tutorial to find out how she creates her look and inject a bit of stardom into your life!

To emulate her unique look you'll need the following staple items:
  • Max Factor Facefinity foundation
  • Rimmel ScandalEyes mascara
  • 17 Matte powder
  • MyFace Slinky eyeliner
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad eyeshadow in Black Cab
  • Rimmel Professional Eyebrow pencil in Hazel
  • YSL lipstick in Rouge Volupte
  • Foundation brush
  • Powder brush
  • Blusher brush
  • MyFace blusher in Paradisio Pink 


Create a smokey gold eyeshadow look, perfect for the new year

Create a amazing twist on the original smokey eye with this smokey gold tutorial.

What do you think? Post your views or what style you'd like to emulate!

Friday, 28 December 2012

Make your hair stand out with a fab snake braid tutorial

With the new year coming up we all want a new look that marks us out from the crowd. So how about a snake plait?

Follow the video for step by step instructions

Just to recap:
  • Braid your hair like normal with two plaits on each side of your head by the ear
  • Take the middle section of the plait in one hand and the two ends in your other hand
  • Pull the two ends tight so they form a snake like form
  • Voila off you go!

Look like Jessie J in under ten minutes

Jessie J is one of the biggest stars in the popsphere and who wouldn't want to be her?

Well I can't let you take over her life for a day, but I can show you how to create her makeup look.

Your essential kit includes:

  • Max Factor face finity foundation
  • Elizabeth Arden bronzer
  • Barbara Daly peaches and cream blusher
  • Bourjois highlighter
  • Benefit They're Real mascara
  • New Cid Cosmetics I-Line Kohl pencil
  • Miss sporty Quad eyeshadow in brown eyes
  • Avon Range of Rose lipgloss
  • Foundation brush
  • Blusher brush


Friday, 21 December 2012

Welcome to a interview with

  Welcome to chapter 2 of my interviews with some of the top beauty bloggers. In this chapter you'll find out more about the editor of Beauty Fulfilled, her thoughts on blogging and what really makes her happy.

What inspired you to start your blog? My other half pushed me to start a blog & I'm so glad that he did! I've always been obsessed with beauty products, cosmetics, skincare - you name it! And my blog allows me to share my thoughts & finds with everyone else. They say, sharing is caring ;)

What is your favourite aspect of blogging? Blogging is almost like therapy, I love it! It lets me share my favourite products not only with my family & friends, but with everyone that wants to read it. I think blogging has opened my eyes into all the great brands out there. Before I used to buy a lot of high end makeup but over the years of blogging I've realised that there are so many drugstore/high street brands out there which are a fraction of the price.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? In 10 years I would like to see myself happy - that's all I want in life. I'd like to think that I'd be married with kids :)

How would you suggest newbies build up their blog in order to receive press samples/invites? For those starting out a blog, I wouldn't recommend blogging to get samples - I get press releases sent to me every day but unless a product really stands out for me, then I'll review it. However, the best advice I could probably give you is to blog for yourself & because you enjoy it - people will see it in your writing :)

What is your favourite post? Oooh, this is a difficult one! I think one of my favourite blog posts will have to be my review of the YSL Touche Eclat Foundation - it has been one of my favourite finds & I'm so glad I got to share it on my blog!

Tell me in 50 words your ultimate blog moment? My ultimate blog moment has to be when I got shortlisted for a Cosmo Blog Award 2012! Till this day, I still can't believe it!

Do you prefer to write articles or review products? I prefer a mixture. Sometimes I will do a FOTD & sometimes I will review products. It all depends on how I'm feeling on that day.

How did your blog become so popular? This may sound really funny but I don't think my blog is popular?! Lol! I read lots of beauty blogs that have been around for years. I think the key to blogging is to do it because you love it & go from there :) If I had 1000 readers I would blog & on the other hand, if I had 10 readers, I would still blog :)

Check out Chapter 1: A interview with The Nailasaurus here


17 blusher in first flush review

17 blusher in first flush is a small circular pot in a vibrant hot pink shade.

As there's no brushes included I used my own brush to apply sweeping it in the powder.

I only applied the product once and immediately my cheeks were flushed with a very bright pink. I did feel that there was probably too much colour and I had to work hard to rub it into my cheek. A rosey look is nice but looking like you've run three miles around the block isn't really such a good look.

You can buy this blusher for under fiver as part of the 17 range which adds good value for money

The 17 blusher is a reasonable pot of blush but is quite difficult to get a minimal look.

I'll give it a 3/5

•Good value for money
•Gives quite a intense flushed look
•A little really does go a long way !

•The resulting look may be a little over the top for some people who prefer their makeup more natural

What do you think? Be the first to comment!

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L'Oreal powder blusher review

L'Oreal powder blush in 120 is a delightful little pot of rosey warmth.

Inside the blush hides a small compartment with a blusher brush and mirror. This is a great little touch for applying on the go saving money and space.

When applying to the brush just the right amount of powder is transferred which makes for a pretty shimmery glow.

All in all a lovely little package with everything you need from shimmer to a mirror and a brush.

I'll give it a 4/5

•Comes with a brush and a mirror allowing for easy application on the go
•Gives a lovely shimmery glow
•The blusher isn't too heavy and lasts all day

•Can't think of anything

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

An interview with the editor of

I wanted to bring you, my dedicated readers a series of interviews from the top beauty bloggers on the Internet. 

Inspired by their originality, witty words or interesting style I wanted to find out more and now I'm sharing it with you. Here's episode 1: An Interview with The Nailasaurus

What inspired you to start your blog? 
I stumbled across nail blogs in late 2009 and I couldn't get enough of them. I was reading all the blogs I could every day but I still wanted more. I wanted to see a blog that posted nail art every day but there was only one I knew of at the time - - so I figured if I wanted to see more, there must be other people out there who did too. So after a few months practising nail art, I finally started The Nailasaurus in April 2012 where I posted nail art every single day and I guess someone thought I was worth a read!

What is your favourite aspect of blogging?
I think the best part about blogging is being involved in an online community of people that share a lot of your passions. So far I haven't spoken to anyone in the community that I didn't have more than nail art in common with. Whether it's food and shopping habits or movies and music - we always have something to chat about!

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Wow, I haven't really thought about it! If you asked me three years ago where I would be today I would never have guessed I'd be a 'nail blogger'! At the moment I'm just taking things a day at a time and waiting to see where they lead me!

How would you suggest newbies build up their blog in order to receive press samples/invites?
Don't assume it's your right as a blogger to receive freebies. You have to have something to offer the other party (i.e. a dedicated readership) so focus on making your blog the best it can be and building your online audience. If you have a good blog, those opportunities will find you. It's important to be original and, though it sounds corny, be yourself! It's obvious when someone is in it for the freebies and normally those blogs fizzle out in less than a year.

What is your favourite post?
That is such a hard question! Probably my gradient nails tutorial. I still get lovely emails and tweets all the time from people who have managed to 'nail' the technique after picking up some tips from that post. It's just great to know that people are finding my words and pictures helpful.

Tell me in 50 words your ultimate blog moment?
I think it was when my Studded Manicure which was inspired by a Michael Kors dress was featured on the designer's official Facebook and Twitter pages. That was definitely a good day!

Do you prefer to write articles or review products?
Neither! I've never been much of a writer so I rely on my pictures a lot on my blog. Most of my posts are a bit of chat with 3 or 4 pictures of my nails and that's how I blog!

How did your blog become so popular?
I honestly couldn't tell you. I like to think it's a case of 'you reap what you sow'. I work really hard hard on my blog and it's something I enjoy doing so in return, I gets a great response from my audience.

Finally, any other tips?
Nope :)

Does Nip Fab Dark Circle Fix live up to the promise?

It's a problem that strikes many of us through fatigue and late nights or for those lucky ones (or unlucky) family inheritance. The dreaded dark circles curse many, but how do we get rid of them?

There are many creams, lotions and potions on the market which are targeted at dark circles but do they really work?

Nip and Fab Dark Circle cream is a triple action formula that aims to reduce the appearance of puffiness and helps reduce premature ageing.

Included are significant ingredients such as:
  • Red algae to target dark circles
  • Tetra peptite reduces the look of puffiness
  • Shea butter to hydrate and soften
The product comes in quite a small bottle with a easy to use push squirt nozzle. There is detailed information on the back and the product itself is almost gel like with small white bits inside.

Now I bought this product because of a review I read on another blog so I was expecting something good to happen. Despite using this product for over a month religiously applying every night I saw no change in my eye area.

I've always had quite sensitive skin but puffiness was never a problem so I was testing it more for the dark circles kill factor. I'm sad to see that it didn't live up to my expectations and that I'll have to apply concealer for another Christmas!

I'll give it a 0/5!

  • Easy to use
  • I didn't feel the product lived up to its ultimate promise

Friday, 14 December 2012

Beauty UK Posh Polish in Intergalactic: The ultimate festival nail polish

It's Sparkle all the way with Beauty UK's new range of Posh Polishes.

Posh Polish is a rich combination of red green and yellow glitter which really envokes the colours of the festive season.

I applied the polish literally and it was quite thin on the first coat but had more coverage on the second application. It will probably look better as a overcoat on another colour such as pink or red.

The polish did unfortunately start peeling a day or so in and i'm left with a few nails with only half the polish remaining.

At just over £3 this is a fantastic bargain product that you can pick up in most high street stores. It's a fantastic imitation of a rather more expensive Nails Inc glitter polish and will look great on top of another colour.

I'll give it a 3.5/5

  • Great festive colour
  • Cheaper imitation of more expensive Nails Inc varnish
  • The glittery polish will look fantastic on top of another colour
  • Bit too thin to be used as a standalone polish
  • Chipped quite easily
So what do you think of this article? Be the first to comment!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Win a amazing Lancome Hypnose gift set

Lancome Hypnose mascara is reknown for its excellence as a mascara and now you can test its magic in this fantastic competition.

Rated five stars by many you won't want to miss this competition.

The mascara is accompanied by Le Crayon Kohl eyeliner and a mini sized Bi-Facil instant cleanser.

To enter just follow the rafflecopter instructions. Good luck :O)

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Win a gorgeous Nivea Pearl shine set!

So the long cold nights are drawing in and what more do you want on a night like that but a boiling hot bath.

So with a Nivea beauty set up for grabs you'll be lounging in luxury in no time with silky moisturising goodness.

The set includes a Nivea Pearl and beauty cream oil, Nivea Pearl and Beauty 48h underarm anti perspirant and a Nivea Pearly shine lip balm - perfect to revive and add a shine to those chapped lips.

To win just follow the steps on the Rafflecopter :) Good luck

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Monday, 10 December 2012

L'Oreal Paris Color Infallible Sahara Treasure review

 As Christmas is coming we all want to look our sexiest and what better way to do it then with L'Oreal Paris Color Infallible eyeshadw in Sahara Treasure.

Set in a small pot with simple packaging this dusky gold brown comes in a powder that can be easily spread onto the eyelid. The powder feels velety smooth and my finger really sinks into the powder with no resistance. There's no brush included but I'd recommend using your fingers as the eyeshadow loses most pigmentation when applied with a bruish. As the shadow is so sheer you can increase the depth of the colour by wetting your eyelid beforehand or just take it as it comes.

Once applied the colour doesn't seem as strong as in the pot and has more of a gold apperance. I felt this was a nice eyeshadow but lacked the intensity I believed the new range would have.

I'll give it 3/5

  • Has a nice dusky brown gold colour
  • Can be used as it comes or on wet skin to create a more intense colour
  • Easy to apply
  • I didn't think the colour was as intense as it should've been
  • The powder broke up very easily
What do you think of the new range?

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

L'Oreal Million Lashes Diamond (Diamantissime) Mascara Review: Does it sparkle like a diamond?

L'Oreal Volume Million lashes claims to extend and add volume whilst adding shine to your eyelashes.

The mascara comes in a attractive tube with a mixture of black and gold colouring and sparkly labelling.

The plastic brush is slightly longer then most mascaras and can cover all of your lashes in one stroke. I felt there was a minimal uplift but the coverage was good and there was no clumping. My bottom lashes looked a lot more defined and I feel the mascara worked really well in that aspect.

On examining the brush I couldn't see much in the way of sparkle and very little glitz was apparant on my top lashes. On the bottom however the glitter came out slightly better.

Overall a reasonable mascara that has some benefits and some downfalls. I'll give it a 3/5

  • Nice packaging
  • Really does define the bottom lashes
  • Large brush means easy coverage
  • I didn't feel much glitter was added despite its claim
  • My top lashes were defined but there wasn't as much volume as I was expecting there to be
You can find L'Oreal Million Lashes Diamantissime as part of a gift if you spend £15 on L'Oreal in Boots stores. Get shopping now !
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