Thursday, 28 May 2015

May Favourites


It's that time again for me to share my monthly faves with you all. I swear it comes around faster every month!
May has been pretty quiet for me and I sort of lost a bit motivation for blogging, I've not taken part in any twitter chats and just felt a bit mehhh :( BUT I need to make more of an effort as I enjoy blogging so much.
So, moving on to why you are really reading this post. My monthly faves are;
Max Factor Blush
This is in the shade lovely pink - i think these are one of the best blushes i have used in a while!
Collection Mascara Clear
I use this to set my brows in place and it lasts me most of the day, have to touch up sometimes but it does last a long time - loving that
Benefit Roller Lash
At first I wasnt a fan of this but since i have left it a month and come back to it i absolutely love it and have been wearing it all the time. 
L'Oreal Lipstick
I love this lipstick - I have just done a post on it so you can go on over and have a read

Kiko Eye Shadow Stick
Love love love!!! First eyeshadow stick i have ever used, pigmentation is unreal, you seriously need to get one of these. Amazing, there are no words.


What is your faves for this month? Let me know in the comments below

Love Gill x

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

My Perfect Pink Lipstick

 
 
 
Does anyone else just lust over lipsticks? I think everyone has their favourite shades, mine being pink. I have no idea how many pink lipsticks I have from light to dark and love them all but this L'Oreal lipstick was just different, as soon as I swatched it I was just like I need this in my life.
 
 
 
 
 
This is what I would call my perfect pink shade, not too light and not too dark, has a slight shimmer to it. This is in shade 303, Rose Tendre and is from the Color Riche range specifically for blondes.
It has a very soft and creamy texture which keeps your lips feeling moisturised and pretty <3

I recommend pairing this with a lip liner so it lasts longer due to it's creamy texture it does tend to wear off faster than say matte shades.




At £6.99 I think this is a very reasonable price and I'm pretty sure Boots have a 3 for 2 offer on with L'Oreal at the moment so go in and pick one of their lippies up, you wont regret it :)
 
What is your perfect shade of lipstick?
 

Love Gill x

Monday, 18 May 2015

Benefit Fake Up Concealer - Yay or Nay

 


So I needed wanted a new concealer, popped into Boots-obv. had a little wander around the drugstore aisles but found I had tried out quite a lot of them and really wanted to try something new which I had never used before. I decided I would treat myself and try out something more high-end so headed straight over to the Benefit counter and saw the Fake Up concealer. It immediately caught my attention as I have never tried anything like it, the shade I purchased was 01 Light.



It's a moisturising concealer which I thought would be perfect as I suffer from dry skin, especially at my under eye area. It glides on so smoothly and feels very refreshing and hydrating, also very easy to blend.
However, I did find that it started to wear off a lot quicker than my other concealers which is a real shame as it has a lovely application.





This retails at £18.50, I do really like this concealer but find myself sticking to my usual Collection concealer.
What is your favourite concealer? Let me know in the comments below.



Love Gill x

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sundae on a Sunday

 
 


 
I bought these cute Sundae glasses a few weeks back and couldn't wait to come up with a little ice cream concoction. This is what I came up with.
 
Toffee sauce with raspberry ripple ice cream loaded with marshmallows throughout and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles for good measure.
 
I can't wait to keep using these glasses all throughout the summer and coming up with new sundae's, I have so many ideas, I can't wait to share them all with you.
 
What is your favourite kind of sundae?

Love Gill x

Thursday, 14 May 2015

20 Facts About Me




I always find myself being attracted to these kind of posts as I love getting to know other bloggers on a bit of a more personal level. It also gives us the chance to see what other things we have in common, as opposed to beauty. So I thought I would let you all in on a more personal level to get to know me a bit more, I have tried to come up with more interesting facts, I hope they are! So without further ado, please read on:


1) I've been married for 1 and a half yrs
2) I'm a qualified Make Up Artist in Level 1
3) I have a little Shih Tzu, Daisy 
4) I love doing weights in the gym
5) I can't remember the last time I went a day without chocolate!
6) I used to do hip hop & modern dancing when I was younger
7) I'm always cold
8) I always have something to worry about haha
9) I have 1 older brother
10) I don't own any Nars products :O
11) I am going to train to become a nail technician
12) I have worked in a Bank for 8yrs (I was just 17!)
13) I still rent - saving to buy a house
14) I love baking - you all know that :)
15) I used to be terrified of driving - would actually sweat 
16) I'm considering doing my CBT to get a moped or motorbike
17) I hate clutter! 
18) My favourite colour is Pink!
19) My biggest fear is spiders
20) I hate rollercoasters - Blackpool? Never again.


I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it - I did have to think hard as I always think there isn't much interesting about me.
Leave a comment below to let me know if you have anything in common with me?

Love Gill x

Monday, 11 May 2015

Summer Ready Make Up - Acid Brights Palette

 
 
 
I was looking through all my eye palettes, as you do, and came across Make Up Revolution Acid Brights which I had never used before as I wasn't sure what looks to do with it.
 
You can see my dilemma with how to use this eye palette - the colours are fab, I just don't wear anything bold.
 
 
 
I went for a neutral colour from another palette over my lid then wet a brush and drew on the white as an eyeliner then went in with another wet brush and drew over that with the bright pink, first left.

On the bottom lashes I done the white and then went over it with the sparkly blue. I also had an eye liner which matched exactly so popped that into my waterline.
 
I was going to add falsies to this look as I thought it would make it pop even more but found I didn't have any :( #firstworldproblems
 
 
 
Let me know what you think? Would you go for something bold?
 
 
Love Gill x
 
 

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sunday Funday: Bakerdays Giveaway




When Bakerdays contacted me asking if I would like to sample one of their letterbox cakes I jumped at the chance, I mean we all know how much I love cake!

They are also giving one of my lovely followers a chance to receive a letterbox cake. Further details at the end of this post.

First of all, a little more info on Bakerdays. They have 4 choices of cake sizes to choose from in different flavours, you can pick one of the many designs from their website for your cake or you can also custom make your design by uploading your own photo. The letterbox cake is such a great idea as you dont need to wait in for it, comes straight through your letterbox. I find this is a great alternative to flowers or chocolate as it's so different and you can make it so much more unique.

Mouth watering? Want to have a cake? You can order from their website http://www.bakerdays.com/

 

If you would like to be in with the chance to receive one free then all you have to do is comment below to let me know you would like to be in with a chance.
Closing date is Sunday 17th May, UK entries only.

I will then choose a lucky winner and Bakerdays will be in touch to ask what design / flavour you would like.
 
You can follow them on Twitter & Facebook
 

Good Luck lovelies x

Friday, 8 May 2015

My Top 10 Apps




I am a total addict when it comes to my iPad or iPhone, I seriously worry sometimes haha. With all phones and tablets nowadays comes apps, how would I live my life without them (first world problems at its best). Now obviously we all have our favourite apps which we use more or less on a daily basis, mine consist of;
Instagram
Who doesn't love Instagram? I love scrolling through looking at peoples delicious meals or cute little Shih Tzu's. You can follow me at Instagram.com/mrsgmcx (cheeky)
BloglovinI use this app on a daily basis to keep up to date with all you lovely bloggers posts.
TwitterNow I think every blogger uses Twitter - it is such a great way to connect with other bloggers and keep in touch. I love taking part in the twitter chats too (albeit have been a bit absent lately). you can find me at @mrsgmcx
EbayOhh I do love a good wee Ebay bargain, I buy all my baking items from Ebay and a lot of little crafty pieces.
YouTubeTotal addict! I could watch for hours upon hours. Need I say no more :)
NetflixI go through phases of watching a good series on Netflix and get hooked and then other times I need to stop myself as I would just not sleep haha.
PinterestI get so much inspiration from Pinterest, love love love <3
InstasquareThis is a great app if you take that perfect picture for Instagram and find it's not square and cuts half of it out - this will save you!
RedditIf you don't know reddit, this is just a great app where people upload loads of different posts, you can select what you want to see from funny to cute etc.. Check it out
FotorLove using this app for editing my Insta pics :)



What are your favourite apps? Let me know in the comments what I need to add to my list.


Love Gill x

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

May's Beauty Wishlist




I can not believe we are into May already! Where has this year gone so far?

I just love making beauty wishlists and dreaming of all the make up I want to own haha. This month I am lusting over:
Ardell Wispies lashes
Bourjois Bronzing Powder
Soap & Glory Archery brows
Too Faced Natural Eyes palette
Smashbox primer
Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks (Can I buy them in the UK?)
What is on your wishlist this month? Do you own any of these products? Let me know in the comments below.


Love Gill x

Monday, 4 May 2015

Too Faced Melted Lipstick: Melted Peony


 
First of all, can we just take a look at the packaging? Urgh, so cute.

I was browsing through YouTube watching some of my fave beauty guru's and saw Shaaanxo swatch these Too Face liquid lipsticks. As soon as I saw this video I just knew I had to own one of these, so off I toddled into town and popped into Debenhams and picked up Melted Peony.
 
This is a perfect nude/pink shade for everyday wear and I just love it sooo much!
It has a little sponge applicator which I found easy to apply, if you buy darker shades you will definitely need a lip liner or apply with a brush as it's not precise with the sponge application. For the lighter shades it's fine and can get away with it much better.

 
 
The formula is really nice, it glides on really easily, has a nice hint of gloss finish to it and isn't sticky at all. I swatched a few shades whilst I was in Debenhams (obv) and they were all super pigmented.

This retails for £19.00 which I think is pretty decent, you get 12ml of product so will last quite a while as you don't need much at all.
 



 
 
Have you used these Melted Lipsticks? Highly recommend. What other Too Faced products should I try?
 
 
 
Love Gill x