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Autumn Favourites!

Published November 14, 2015 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

I HAVE BEEN AWFUL AT POSTING. But the last few months I’ve gotten a lot done.

I completed my AS exams and got all A’s (Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry) and I’ve applied to 5 universites (Warwick, Exeter, Bath, Southampton, Surrey) to do either a Bachelors or Masters in Biomedical science, and I’ve got offers from all! Over the summer I also completed a 100 hour open university course in Human genetics and health issues.

So it’s been busy busy.

But today I got inspired to do a talky post so I thought I’d do an autumn favourites!

 1) LUSH Helping Hands hand cream £7.951126

I picked this up about a month ago, because somehow all my hand creams disappeared. I thought it’d be best get to get a more natural product because in my head I thought it’d be more moisturising. Its very good and sinks in quite quickly. Its the first time in ages that my hands havent felt all dry and crusty.

2) MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Soft & Gentle £24.0011271128

Must say, I’m not a huge fan on the new MAC mineralize packaging, but sacrifices have to be made!

Its a really pretty beigey-champagne, that looks great as an eyeshadow or highlight. I’ve recently been loving highlighting my cupids bow when im wearing lipstick as it makes my lips look more pouty & fierce.

The highlighter is very versatile too, you can get really subtle and really dramatic looks with it. As im not a huge highlighter person I usually only use a bit on my cheeks. Plus you get a butt-tonne of product!

3) MUA Mosaic Blush- English Rose £2.50


This remains one of my cheapest and favourite blushes in my collection, and is actually a recent repurchase (hence it not looking too shabby!). What I love with this blush is that the colour comes off as a natural rosy-pink but when the light hits it it has a lilac sheen which is GORGEOUS.

Even when using some more high-end makeup, I still layer this over the top sometimes. Even with my oily skin, it gives a pearly finish that I can actually tolerate.

At £2.50 you can’t go wrong, and it may even work its way up into your daily makeup routine.

4) Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette- Nude Grey £3.99


My next favourite is this palette from collection. Collection have really reinvented themselves as a brand in the last year, and this palette is no exception.

What particularly makes me happy about this palette is that there’s a matte highlight shade, and a matte black. It really has all the colours I would use for a neutral eyeshadow look. I only bought this because I’ve recently dyed my hair black and thought cool tones might look better, and Im so glad I have this now!

Again, when it’s only £3.99 it’s a steal, and would make a great stocking stuff at christmas too. Yes I’m one of those people with early christmas fever.

5) Eyelure pro-brow dye kit- black £7.50


As I recently dyed my hair black (see above) I needed to dye my eyebrows black too. This was just before I dyed them black, but as you can see they looked a bit out of place with my hair.

And I found this eyebrow dyed was really easy to use, and didn’t dye my skin black when I used it.

I thought i’d never see the day when I dyed my eyebrows…

6) Necklace


I thought i’d just add this in, because I find with autumn/winter, I wear a lot of darker clothes so I tend to bring a bit of brightness with this necklace sometimes.

I got this at a vintage emporium for 99p.  NINETY NINE PENCE OH MY. That’s what i’d clarify as a ‘Bangin’ deal’.


So that’s it for my autumn favourites, What things have you been loving recently?

Thanks for reading!




My easter nails!

Published March 25, 2013 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

So i’ve been super busy recently, however I have a spring nail tutorial for you today. Its not amazing but I kind of liked it. I thought it was a bit unusual and it features one of my favourite trends – colour blocking! I fancied doing a nail tutorial as Ive seen so many good ones at the moment!

It’s unlikey another post will be up before easter , so HAPPY EASTER!

Here’s the tutorial:

1) Paint your nails a pastel colour, I chose purple. Then on 4 of your nails, paint a diagonal line of another colour from the bottom left of your nail to the top right. Then fill the line in so there are 2 triangles on your nails. I did 2 different colours.Image

2) Next on the nail you left blank, do a half moon on that nail in white. This will be the rabbit’s head. Image

3) Then with a dotting tool, I take the same nail varnish (Essie Figi) and make 2 elongated ovals for the ears. Image

4) Next using a pink polish and a smaller dotting tool, I do a triangle in the half moon for the nose, and a shorter oval inside each ear. Image

5) Lastly i take a toothpick and make 2 dots for the eyes and 3 strokes either side of the nose for whiskers. I use a black polish from Elf. For this.

And this is the finished look! Image

I hope you enjoyed my nail tutorial! I quite enjoyed it, Should I do more posts on nails and stuff?

Thanks for reading!


HAUL! (Avon, Essie, Smashbox and Burts bees)

Published February 25, 2013 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

Sorry I haven’t written a post in so long! Im sorry. 

Today I bring to you a collective haul from: Avon, essie smashbox and burts bees). My avon stuff arrived earlier today and the other stuff I got across 2 trips. Image

So from Smashbox, one of the ladies in boots (at the smashbox counter) did my eyebrows using smashbox products you don’t say. I got the Brow tech in the colour Taupe/soft brown and I really like the idea of having 2 powders and a clear wax. This way you can really get a natural looking brow and not hair hairy catapillars on your face! It was £17.00.

From Essie I got 2 nail polishes. One in ‘To buy or not to buy’ and the other is in ‘Fear & Desire’.  To buy or not to buy is described by Essie as a lilac with shimmer. The shimmer is a gorgeous periwinkle and pink. ‘Fear and Desire’ is described as a bright orange. It has no shimmer. £7.99 each.

From Burts Bee’s  I got the Replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil. It is colourless and has a slightly waxy texture as well as a lovely scent.

Now for Avon. What I was most excited for was the Supershock Gel eyeliner pencils. There was formerly a Black and silver. But now there are 4 new shades. I have the colours: Black, Flash and Aqua pop. I haven’t had them for long, but CHEESUS THEY’RE SOFT and long lasting. Here’s some swatches: ImageImage

The next thing I got was the African Shea butter nourishing face mask. I haven’t used it yet but it feels like it would be pretty moisturising  so that will be interesting. Its also quite thick in consistency.

Next, on the never ending list, are the planet spa bath petals. Supposedly the flowers are meant to open up and make your bath water soapy. Despite being different colours, they are all the same scent (fresh and floral).

Then the nail experts gel strength base coat, because GIRL I NEED TO GET IN A NEW NAIL ROUTINE. I hope this will seriously extend the wear of my nail polishes and prevent any staining happening. Maybelline color show nail polishes, im looking at you!

Last but not least i got another Argen oil leave-in treatment. Ive even done a posts on it!




Thank you for reading! Oh and I want to try more smashbox products, any recommendations? 



Smokey eyes which suit EVERYONE!

Published December 1, 2012 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

So today Im gonna show you a look which suits everyone. Its not the most dramatic smokey eye, but that’s how I like it best. Then it gives you the option to go for a brighter lip colour or a more neutral lip.  The eyeshadow palette im going to use is the NYX One Night in Morocco. I thought it would be easier to show you a picture of the shadows, so you know the exact shade im using. 010

1) First I apply the dark champagne colour (bottom right) all over my lid and into my crease. stopping just below the brow. 011

2) Next I apply the medium grey colour across my lid. I don’t put it near the inner corner of my eye. It is the top right colour in the palette. 012

3) I then blend the dark champagne colour and medium grey together. I smudge a dark grey into my lashline, and blend.  The grey I use is is on the bottom line of palette. 013

4) I then line my top and bottom lashline with a black kohl pencil .I use one from rimmel. It doesnt have to be neat. Then blend with a smudge brush to give a ‘Smokey ‘ look.017

5) I then apply a highlight under my brow (white from the palette) and a silver shadow in the inner corners (not from palette). 020

6) Lastly Mascara! I use Maybelline falsies! 021

Thats the finished look! This look suit pretty much every eye shape and colour. It also suits all ages as the shadows are matte.

Almond eyes and standard eye shapes can pretty much get away with anything. But for some  eye shapes like a hooded eye, you cant put anything really dark in the crease. So we use the darkest colours at the lashline.

The eyeshadow doesnt focus too much on the outer corner or inner corner either so people with Wide set eyes or Close set eyes can wear it too!

I matched the look with Plum colours.

I use sleek blush in Pomegranate and mac lipstick in plumful.

Here’s me wearing it. The first photo is with flash, the rest are without: 034




Hope you enjoyed, thanks for reading!

Have a faboosh weekend!