Urban Decay: Naked2

After being offered a new job this week, I promised to treat myself to a little something.. Now I know I’m a tad late on this, but I chose to purchase the incredibly popular Urban Decay Naked2 palette. I read a review that the Naked2 palette is suited for blue eyes and they were spot on! It contains plenty of golds, taupes, and shimmery greys all ideal for enhancing anyone with baby blues eyes!

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Naked2 Urban Decay: Boxed Up

Contained within this rather attractive box is also a weeks worth of sample eyeshadow primer, a little extra given by Urban Decay….nice!
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Colours (as pictured above, listed from top to bottom)

  1.  Foxy
  2. Half Baked
  3. Bootycall
  4. Chopper
  5. Tease
  6. Snakebite
  7. Suspect
  8. Pistol
  9. Verve
  10. YDK
  11. Busted
  12. Blackout

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At £38 its one of the pricier palette’s on the market however the quality is right up there and comes with an amazing Urban Decay eyeshadow Brush!

Get yours here http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/naked/naked-palettes/naked2

 

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5 Wardrobe Must Haves for the Office

We all have those “I don’t have anything to wear” moments and theres nothing worse when this happens when you are rushing off to work… with this in mind I wanted to share with you all my five key wardrobe ‘must haves’ that you can rely on to get you into the office looking fabulous!

1) Black Blazer

I swear that every girl should invest in  a decent black blazer. It’s one of the most versatile items in the wardrobe as you can dress it up (teamed with a shift dress) or dress it down (with a pair of flats & skinny jeans) I personally love my trusty black Zara Blazer.

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2) Pointed Black Stilettos Heels

Pointed Black stilettos will never go out of fashion and guarantee that wearing these beauties will instantly glam up your outfit! I personally love my pointed heels from Boohoo take a look!

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3) Crisp white shirt/blouse

Another key item for the wardrobe and the one you can always rely on when in a rush is your white shirt or blouse! Team this with a statement necklace to give a professional yet trendy style to this outfit.Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 21.53.56

4) The SHIFT Dress

I recently purchased my black Shift Dress from Next (£26) and I can’t believe I haven’t bought one sooner! Its perfect to wear to work with a pair of heels and a nice statement necklace and always looks smart and flattering regardless of your shape or size! A true classic – ladies buy yours now!

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5) Tote Handbag 

This is the one that I personally believe finishes off any outfit and the bigger the handbag the better (in my opinion). I always find that a big tote handbag is also very practical as you are able to fit your entire life inside it! So it looks good and is practical its a win win!

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Have you got any other suggestions to add to the ‘wardrobe office must haves’ …..?

Thanks for reading,

lots of love

Carrie x X x

How to pick your perfect pout!

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Have you ever walked into Boots or Superdrug going in for one thing and walked back out with a bag full of items that you didn’t expect to buy and you are not really sure if any of the colours suit you…! Well this happens to me often. So I wanted to share this clever little colour palette guide that I found to help you (and your purse) from any expensive makeup shopping trips!

I tried this palette test out on three different friends… (all with different skin tones) the results were spot on and some friends were shocked to see how some of colours on the chart actually suited them!

I myself am a mixture between a fair + medium complexion therefore I can cheekily mix between the top 6 lip colours as shown on the chart. for the lighter shades I tend to buy my shiny lip glosses and for the darker shades I plump for the bold matt lipsticks or crayons as they are now known on the market.

Feel free to screenshot the chart and use when you are next out shopping it helped me loads when buying lipstick, lipgloss, lip glaze, lip balm, lip stain (I could go on but you know what I mean) there is so many products available that sometime buying a lip can be a bit overwhelming – I hope this helps you like it did me!

Thank you for reading

Carrie xxx

Blondes do have more fun…!!!

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Before

IMG_6426 This week I was set the task of dying my friends hair. To set the scene; she’s blonde, she has only ever had her highlights done in a salon, never used a home colouring product before and to top it all off I work with her – so no pressure there then! We used Garnier Nutrisse Creme (colour 9.13)

Application was quick and easy to apply and instructions were simple to follow. All products are included in the box, however you may need a few hair clips to help section the hair along with a comb or a brush. We used an old towel and placed this around the shoulders to protect clothes from any possible hair dye type drips or accidents! I would recommend using the gloves when washing the hair dye off to protect hands and jewellery. We left the product to develop for 20 minutes and  sat down with a cup of tea and danish! When it was time, we rinsed off the colour and applied the intensive conditioner (supplied in the kit). I really would recommend smothering this all over your hair and allowing a few minutes for this to really soak in, the difference is very noticeable – take it from someone who in the past has forgotten this important step!!!

After washing out the product we blow-dried the hair and smoothed over with straightening irons. The end results were fantastic! My friend made it clear that she wanted the colour to look as natural as possible, I think the colour was the perfect shade and it gave her hair a glossy sheen with lots of multi tones hopefully you can see that from the picture below.
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Overall Verdict: 9/10
For anyone new to home hair dye kits this is an ideal place to begin! Semi permanent dye is gentler on the hair and you also have the assurance that if the shade is not for you then after 3-4 weeks chances are it won’t be as noticeable as first applied! The Nutrisse Creme’s conditioner is wonderful,  its worth buying the kit just for that, plus it smells delicious!!! The little bottle goes a long way too so I recommend applying once a week to help maintain the colour and gloss! So would I recommend to a friend – well I have,  plus I applied it too so the answer to that is YES!!!!