L’Oréal Paris: Gold Obsession Collection Review (5 min read)

Hi guys!

Firstly, are you all caught up with my latest posts?

  1. DREAM OF FLAWLESS EYELASHES? LADY BURGUNDY AND I GOT YOU GIRL! (5 min read)
  2. DISCOUNT CODE: LADY BURGUNDY (EYELASHES & BEAUTY) (1 min read)
  3. KYLIE JENNER LIQUID LIPSTICKS: THREE DRUGSTORE DUPES (5 min read)

Cool, now get back to this one 🙂

Lately i became addicted to L’oréal Paris make-up after i realised how high quality it is … plus it has such an affordable price! Two main retailers in the UK that sell this brand are Boots and Superdrug for anyone wondering. My main advice is that sometimes Boots has different products out to Superdrug, so to make the most by visiting both!

Gold Obsession is their latest collection launched at beginning of October as far as i’m aware. I really hope that i manage to grab all the remaining cosmetics in this range, you’ll soon see why i’m so obsessed! Although there is one product i’m very disappointed in…

Enjoy xox


Lets start with two lipsticks. Is there ever a time when i don’t buy a new lip? I don’t think so! I picked out these two shades for now.

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The packaging is very pretty – goes with the theme perfectly and in fact, they are divided into two categories – all gold for the base colour and gold&black ombre for creating a little twist to your look. £6.99 each. Click here to buy the gold or here to buy the red.

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The shades i picked up were 228 VIP (matte) and Pure Gold.

228 is the perfect matte red for a classic look, very sophisticated and build able. It’s also the first ever red lipstick to add to my collection – it was always a colour i thought i can’t rock but i’m giving it a go!

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Pure Gold is self-explanatory, it’s a gold, sparkly shade that i had never come across before! I’m in love, once i wore it to work and majority of my customers complemented the look!

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I feel that autumn is the one time of the year when you can full on play around with your make-up the most.

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And here are some swatches! On the top you can see 228 (very, very pigmented), Pure Gold in the middle (that needs a few layers before you can build up the intensity) and the two shades mixed together in the heart.


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Of course, lets not forget about a lip liner. Lip liner is so important when applying darker lipsticks and every line has to be neat. I saw this one being recommended beside the lipsticks and i was intrigued to see that it’s clear?!

Sounds confusing, but it is fantastic – once you neatly line your lips, magically the lipstick you go on to apply will glide on in the shape you created. How? It states that it is a contour perfector and a colour blocker. It solves the issue of buying many liners for different lip shades, this one does it all! You need to check it out. £3.99, click here to buy it.


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Highlighter … yes, if i could i would apply this daily all over my face and become a glow goddess. However, this trend has not gotten here yet so lets get on with the review haha!

I always look to find a good drugstore highlighter, so when i saw this limited edition one i was over the moon.

It says that it’s a powder highlighter but it does not apply with a fan brush. When i swatched it, i realised that it had a wet feel to it, almost like a dense paste, really weird consistency considering the fact it says “Powder”. I then tried out applying the product with my fingers and it is the most pigmented highlighter i have ever seen! Usually £6.99 but it’s on an offer for only £4.99, click here to buy.

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I have been hard core dedicated to my ABH Brow Pomade, so picking this Brow Artist Shaper Pencil myst have been an impulsive decision while shopping. Oh, it’s in the shade 03 Brunette; with a wax side and a pigment side also as a little brush. I’m not a major fan of brow pencils, because of how sharp the brows turn out, but i think that i will use this to draw precise hair like lines in any additional sparse areas of my brows after shading them in. £4.99, click here to buy.


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Lastly, the product which i’m most disappointed with. I never give negative reviews to products but i actually have nothing nice to say about it. It let me down as i wanted to love it!

It is the Super Liner Ultra Precision Eyeliner in Gold. The whole idea is to have the intensity of a classic black eyeliner with a shimmer of gold coming through. However, when i wanted to create a look with it, no colour would apply on my eyelids! All that would show was some shimmer of gold and very faded black after various attempts of application. Not a good look.  Then i decided to see if maybe the colour will apply on my hand, still with no luck.

As a final trial i drew some lines on paper – the top line was with a single coat, as you can see it fades so soon. Second line shows you 7 applications – the colour only just showed up.  I think that this product is store exclusive to Superdrug as i cannot find a link to it! It was around £4.99.

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I have no idea whether i maybe just picked up a faulty liner, or if it’s like that to everyone?


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And here is an overview of all the products from this review.


I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Do you use any of these products? What is your opinion of them? Alternatively, are you considering giving any of these products a go?

I would love to find out in the comment section!

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Love, K.

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I Made a Bloglovin’ Page! (1 min read)

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Hey!

Just a quick update, i decided to make a Bloglovin’ page to further expand my reach to the readers! Bare with me as i learn how to work it properly.

If you already use Bloglovin’ and have some tips, i am more than open to listen!


Love, K.

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Kylie Jenner Liquid Lipsticks: Three Drugstore Dupes (5 min read)

Hey!

Back on track with my posts woop! Stay tuned to a new one every Wednesday 🙂

Personally, i am mega obsessed with all things Kylie Jenner and once she launched her beauty collection i freaked out. However, since i live in the UK it is hard to get my hands on her products. The shipping takes a long time and majority of time they are all sold out. I took on the challenge to find three Kylie Jenner liquid lipstick dupes!

I believe that they are almost spot on to the real ones, to see swatches and get all the details … carry on reading 🙂


I took a trip to some big Superdrug and Boot stores, and i was so pleased wth what i found. It took a lot of swatching and getting products all over my clothes haha!

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Candy K ($29 / £24)

The first dupe we will look at is the Candy K shade – one of the most desired shades in her whole collection. It is a gorgeous matte, deep, darker pink (apologies, i have no idea how to describe colours) and i have found a similar shade by NYX Cosmetics.

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The NYX Liquid Suede Cream Liquid Lipstick in the shade Soft Spoken (04) is like a twin to Candy K.

Buy this dupe here.


True Brown K ($29 / £24)

It’s easy to say that Kylie herself began the brown lip trend. True Brown K became so easy to find a dupe for – once again NYX Cosmetics have this covered.

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The NYX Liquid Suede Cream Liquid Lipstick in the shade Club Hopper (22) is what you need to achieve the True Brown K look.

Buy this dupe here.


KyMajesty ($29 / £24)

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This one is quite tricky to imitate by other liquid lipsticks. This one i have is also by NYX Cosmetics; a matte version, that you would need to add some glitter to in order to create the metalic look.

The NYX Liquid Lipstick Suede Cream Liquid Lipstick in the shade Foul Mouth (18) – it’s more of  a base to achieve KyMajesty.

Buy this dupe here.


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Here are swatches of the three shades after application & while wet. Starting from the top we have shade Foul Mouth 18 (KyMajesty), Soft Spoken 04 (Candy K) and lastly  Club Hopper 22 (True Brown K).

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… and here you can see what they look like nearly dry!


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Now lets talk about their application,texture, durability, scent and price!

The application is smooth and the wands are specifically narrow in order for you to fill in your lips without a major fail.

Once you apply the formula all over your lips, it takes around 6 minutes for it to perfectly dry. It is very smudge proof which i’m so impressed with. In the course of one day i had various coffee’s, ate some meals and the colour was still on my lips!

The scent is not its strongest point – if anything it smells like a glue stick or some face paint. But this is not a major disadvantage – who will ever smell your lips?!

Lastly,  price – it is so amazing. ONLY £6.50 at Boots.

If i bought all three Kylie Jenner liquid lipsticks i would pay £87 but instead i have just paid £19.50. I saved £67.50 and am happy with what i got!


Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comment section below if you are a happy owner of the Kylie Jenner lip kits? Alternatively, are you now tempted to try out my three dupes for her shades?

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**photo credits go to Kylie Cosmetics Website**


Love, K.

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Dream of Flawless Eyelashes? Lady Burgundy and I Got You Girl! (5 min read)

Hey lovelies, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! How are you all?

Firstly i am sending you all massive hugs and kisses for sticking around while i was being less active due to settling into my Law Degree! I can now happily say that i am back and have a ton of new posts coming up once a week – every Wednesday.

To clear one more matter up, the lucky winner of my autumn giveaway was a sweet girl called Laura and she had informed me that all her goodies had now arrived and she’s excited to use them. If i see that everyone here is being active as per, i will for sure make another giveaway with even greater products! x

Now that all is clear, as per i’m introducing you to a new, cool brand… lets get straight to the eyelash talk.


At the beginning of October i had discovered Lady Burgundy lashes and ever since i am addicted. I use them daily and oh.my.goodness they legit transform my look from average to a-m-a-z–i-n-g.

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For those who are not familiar with this fantastic American brand, Lady Burgundy handcrafts 3D silk lashes of the highest quality. The team is so lovely to speak to, a special big hey to Amrita! To read more about them, click here.

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The three styles of lashes that i chose were Lala, Amrita and Roya. This is the first time that i got my hands on proper lashes and i am so glad. Lets highlight the fact that i can keep on reusing them as much as i want to, as long as i give them a good clean at the end of the day.

Usually i would have never considered wearing lashes for an everyday look, afraid that it’s too much, but these ones look so real and flattering. Ever since i started wearing them to work or to my university people began to notice and say “your lashes are amazing, how did you do this?” and my secret to that is Lady Burgundy.


Since today is the 31st of October i thought why not to spice up the photographs a little bit and make it themed.

What else can make a photo more Halloweeny than a carved pumpkin!?

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The packaging is classy, sturdy and pretty for displaying on your vanity table.

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Lala Lashes are my favourite ones. They make my lashes longer, fuller and more colour intense – score! I will definitely be repurchasing them asap.

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And as you can see these Amrita lashes have been well loved too. I managed to get them nice and clean of any additional mascara and eyeshadow for this shoot.

In the subject of Roya lashes… i think i wore them the most and when it came to take the photo today they were not as photogenic as the rest. I have probably used them about 10 times now and they can pull a couple of more looks to be honest! This just shows you how durable Lady Burgundy lashes are – definitely worth the investment! I’m so pleased.

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Oh… I so took this photoshoot opportunity to get some nice themed photos with my fluff ball Faith.


Once again a massive Happy Halloween! How many of you celebrate this holiday? If so, have you got any plans for tonight?

Let me know what your opinions are on Lady Burgundy lashes that i have picked out 🙂 Which set is your favourite?

Get your 10% discount here.


Lady Burgundy Details:

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Thanks for reading!

Love, K.

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London Sea Life Aquarium: Way Too Much Fun (5 min read)

Hey you all!

Have you read my London: Sightseeing Gallery & Surprises post? If yes then great, if not then definitely give it a look! 🙂

Now let’s bring out your inner child in this post as we will see so many cool creatures.

P.s some photos may be quite dark because I was not allowed to put my flash on in case it scared the animals! Hope you understand. x

Enjoy!


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First awesome attraction is the clear glass tunnel as you walk into the building. It was actually quite scary to walk next to massive sharks! So much trust had to be put in to that glass layer.


Generally speaking I was so happy to be able to visit this aquarium. It was for sure the biggest that I’ve ever been to and the animals seemed to be looked after well.

That place literally made me turn into a little girl again, who got very excited to see wee fish and weird sea creatures.

This Sea Life aquarium had different sections, dividing species from different parts of the world. There was so much to look at!


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Above are some strange looking types of star fish, although I can’t remember what they were called.


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And here are some funky, living plants! By living I mean they moved all the time and in their own way interacted with the little fish in their tank. Or maybe this was some type of fish and not a plant? But I don’t see a tale…? If anyone knows what this is please tell me haha!


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I was told that the above star fish is the biggest of its kind in Europe (for now). The photo doesn’t do the justice, it was at least twice as big as my hand in reality!


Octopuses. They love to play with toys and perform logical tasks, I mean I did not know that they are so intelligent! Did you?


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* A grumpy fish.*


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I’m literally so bad at naming sea species, I do apologise! But this one was so funny! It kept trying to make me laugh and played peek-a-boo for ages!


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At the time of my visit, this aquarium was sponsoring and promoting Finding Dory. There was a whole room dedicated to the movie with all the fish that played in it too!


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Whenever anyone asks me what my favourite animal is, I will always say turtles and tortoises!

The photo above is hilarious. Imagine if the turtles were having a serious meeting and there was me standing staring at them haha!


I must say I was very surprised to see a penguin section. Me and Lyall must have watched them for a good half an hour, observing how they play in the water and run around! There was a bit to peek your head through into their home, and once again I made a little penguin friend. Lyall wanted one too, but no penguin came to see him… *sad violin music played*.


Lastly, as you exit the building there is a cake that you walk in to see the sharks up close. A good way to end the sea life tour!


Overall, I would definitely go back to this aquarium. There were so many different species to see and the place provides you with lots of information around the fish tanks so you learn. Although, as you could probably tell I didn’t really learn many fish names … oops.

What’s your favourite animal? Let me know 🙂

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Thanks for reading & looking at all my photos.


Love, K.

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How To: Make Your Blog Interesting (5 min read)

Hi guys,

Have you checked out my previous How To: Get Noticed On Instagram post? A lot of you loved it and inspired me to make this post today.

Let’s get straight to the point, enjoy!


I have started my blog over a year ago and of course being unexperienced in web design made it harder to start. It took a lot of blog research and motivation to try and make it look the way I wanted & I’m continuously learning how to make the most out of the WordPress functions!

When any blogger asks me how to make your blog more appealing to the viewers and increase the chances of them sticking around, I have a few tips:

Less is More.

What do I mean by this? Well, when someone goes on your blog they most definitely have no idea how to work your page nor have an opinion of you YET. This is the chance to impress them and make a visitor turn into a follower. I go by the saying “less is more” in the way that my blog layout is clear and simple. I use clean fonts, a complementing colour scheme and simple language. It hopefully appeals to a wide variety of people and so is diverse in who follows it.

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Organise Menus.

Organising your posts under menu headings will make everything easily accessible and give a good impression about your page.


Pictures make it fun!

I like to include a lot more pictures in my posts than the text itself. I personally find any post is 100x more exciting when it is short, snappy and with pretty photos. Maybe my attention span is too short haha. Anyway, I found that a lot of people are like me and so I want everyone to enjoy clicking on my content.

If you don’t have a good enough camera or are not the best at photography, you have so many other options that will still allow you to include pictures in your posts! For instance, We Heart It, Tumblr or Pinterest have amazing photos that you can borrow – as long as you give them a CREDIT for it! Never plagiarise anything, the trouble is not worth it. Be original or give credit the author, okay.

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Give an estimated reading time.

As you may have noticed, I recently began to include an estimated reading time for each and every one of my posts. Why? Because it lets you guys know how big the article is and so you can choose which article to read depending on how much time you have.

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Ask questions.

Asking your readers questions will hopefully encourage their activity and discussion. I usually ask a few questions at the end of every post and I love talking with you! Maybe you’ll make a good blogger friend through this? Try and see!


 

Link your Instagram, Twitter, Facebook … anything you’re comfortable with to your blog. It will give it more life and allow your followers to get to know you better. It also gives some more legitimacy to your platforms which is quite important when you want to collaborate with businesses.

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I hope that you guys liked this post and maybe it gave you some more inspiration for positive changes. I am not in any way an expert on blogging and am sharing what I notice works for mines.

Do you guys have an idea of what else makes a blog more interesting? What are your biggest tips? I would love to hear!

Like, share, comment and follow.


Love, K.

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D.I.Y – Chanel Parfum Flower Vase (5 min read)

Hey you!

I have a short but cute post for you today, as I am feeling very creative right now. Previously I had mentioned  in my “Hello World” post that I absolutely love to make D.I.Y’s – so today I have decided to share with you one of my all time favourites, which is the “Chanel Parfum” Flower Vase. It is now a constant piece of décor in my room – it looks so classy, adds that little something and is totally Instagram worthy !


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If you want to find out how to make this D.I.Y, keep on reading.


What you will need :

– A small, square glass vase

– Printed classic Chanel logo ( I got mines from Google Images)

– Pink food colouring liquid

– Water

– Desired selection of flowers (real or artificial)

– Cello tape and Scissors


After you have collected all the essential items to make this D.I.Y, there are a few simple steps to follow:

Step 1 – When you have printed the classic Chanel logo, cut it into the right dimensions to your square, glass vase, then use the cello tape to stick it on. I have only taped thin pieces across the top and bottom of the logo, making sure it is least visible.

Step 2 – Mix the pink food colouring liquid with cold water. Pour it into the vase – you decide about the volume –  but I would recommend just a third of your vase, so that it looks like the “perfume” has been used.

Step 3 – Take your chosen flowers ( either real or artificial), cut their stem to suit the height of your vase and voila!


Here is the finished product:

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It is really simple to make, looks amazing and very easy to maintain! In the first picture I had used white artificial flowers, but later, I decided to upgrade it to some fresh roses. The food colouring actually travels through the flowers stem and dyes it pink if you cut the bottoms of it vertically regularly. So a brilliant idea would be to use some fresh white flowers and watch if they turn pink overtime!


I hope that you guys have enjoyed this D.I.Y. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see them in my future posts and/or if you have re-created this by sharing your pictures to my twitter @karolinanaa3! Like, share , subscribe to my blog as I love you being interactive. I’ll speak to you all in my next post!


Love, K.

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