Monday, 23 September 2013


Hello lovelies! So if you follow my instagram/twitter you'll know I recently won a pair of tickets from Elle Magazine to London Fashion Weekend and I went along yesterday with my sister! I also won a goodie box from Maybelline as a little prize and I also purchased one of the boxes in 'Pure Enhancement' - which I adore, and I seriously cannot wait to try out all the products.
Apart from the Maybelline stand, we didn't really enjoy ourselves and it was pretty boring if I'm completely honest. I found the girls who were working on Maybelline to be extremely friendly and so helpful but everyone else seemed very arrogant and stuck up which made our experience not the most pleasent. Despite not enjoying ourselves fully, I did get a few snaps to share with you, and these are them!

I'm very grateful for Elle Magazine and Maybelline for giving me the opportunity to go!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013


I've always been a sucker for Soap & Glory products, the packaging truly is beautiful, so when I saw these two beauties I couldn't say no. Soap & Glory have never failed to impress me with their products and I am very impressed with these!
I've tried many highlighters and haven't found my perfect one until now. Glow all out is a gorgeous pinky, slightly champagney toned highlighter with flecks of gold running through.  I found the pigmentation in this to be very good and it gave a lovely glow to the tops of my cheeks. I also loved the consistency of this powder, which I know is a weird thing to say, but it has a really soft texture, brushes on like a dream and blends in really easily. Best of all, it actually lasted on my face all day at uni, no touch ups required! 
I've always found it really difficult to find a bronzer that suits my skintone as I'm soooooo pale and Solar Powder does the trick. I just swirl the two shades together and brush it on lightly with a real techniques blush brush for that bronzed look that we all crave in this autumnal months. This bronzer is just perfect for me as it isn't too dark on my skin nor does it give me that horrible orange look. Like the Glow All Out powder, this bronzer is highly pigmented, has a gorgeous texture and lasts on my face all day. I highly recommend this product to everyone as I think the two toned bronzer would definitely suit both paler and darker skintones. 
Have you tried these products and if so, what do you think?

Glow All Out and Solar Powder are both avaliable at Boots or for £11 each.

Thursday, 12 September 2013


This months glossybox was the 'London edition' and considering I live in London, I was very excited to see what was inside. So excited in fact that as soon as the delivery guy turned up at my door, I ripped the box open and find a brilliant surprise.
This box contained:
 Eyelure Pre-glued lashes
 Be a Bombshell felt eyeliner in Onyx - which I have tried and am currently loving
 Untold by Elizabeth Arden perfume sample - this stuff smells so nice!
 TONY&GUY Shine Gloss Serum 
 Dr Lipp Nipple balm for lips - such a strange name
So two products were full sized and I'm impressed with this box, can't wait to try all these out! What's even better is because I got this box for free, aren't glossydots just brilliant!?

And that is this month's box so I leave you with a little quote that was inside the Untold packaging!


With Autumn well on its way, it's essential that I show you guys my Autumn/Fall nail polishes. I've always preferred darker nails so I found it difficult to select my favourite five from my massive stash, but I got there in the end! No further adieu, here are my favourite colours for AW'13.
Probably my most favourite shade in all of my nail polish collection (previously featured in my LAC collection post.) It's a deep purple, think aubergine shade, which is slightly metallic but contains no glitter. Like all LAC nail polishes it goes on like a dream, dries quickly and lasts a considerable amount of time. 
Another love of mine, this is a deep brown with a slight hint of red. This shade is a block colour and is perfect for the Autumn time. 
I actually recently gave a copy if this shade away in my giveaway and I love it so much! It's just a off grey colour that is so glossy and lasts for ages! Considering grey is one of the AW trends, this is just the perfect shade!
This is my ideal nude for AW. Unlike most nudes, this is beige based nude which gives a warmer look that is classic for AW (in my opinion anyways!) I love how nicely the nail varnish applies and lasts a good time without chipping.
I love wearing red in AW as it reminds me of christmas! This is just a standard bright red and I know it will be a common feature on my nails in the upcoming weeks! Like gray suede, it goes on nicely and lasts for a while without chipping.

And that's my Fall/Autumn nails! What colours will you be using this fall?

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


Because I have combination skin I find that makeup doesn't last on my face very long. It just clings to my dry patches and basically melts off my oil spots, unless I use a primer that is! I adore the Beautiful Movements Prime & Create primer but it is a little bit on the pricey side as it retails for £20 for 20g so I decided to give this one a whirl. As I'm sure you're all aware me and nivea skincare products get on like a house on fire, I don't think there is a single nivea product out there that I've tried and haven't loved, this being one of them. The main thing I want from a primer is to mattify my skin without drying it out and aid my makeup in staying put all day and this does just the trick!
Express Hydration Primer for normal to combination skin is just what I've been looking for in a primer. At first I was a bit dubious about this product as it has a very watery consistency when applied to the skin, the primer soaks in really quickly and you'd be none the wiser about it's runny consistency! It instantly mattifies my skin, combating my everlasting battle with oily patches and helps soften my skin to make makeup application a lot nicer! I've definitely found since using this primer that my makeup lasts longer and gives my makeup a nicer look in general. I love how the product is so light and airy so it doesn't leave my skin feeling cakey and without a doubt my skin feels so much smoother as a result of using this. Like all nivea products it has a lovely fresh scent which is very subtle and I just love it. Despite all my praise I have for this product, I am a little disappointed about the packaging as the pot inside is extremely smaller than the box it comes in! But nevermind, the pros definitely outweigh this con.
It is certainly one of the best primers I have ever used and I highly recommend it.

Nivea Express Hydration for normal to combination skin is widely available in Boots/Superdrug/Tesco and retails for £4.99.

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Before I begin this post I just want to say sorry for being a rubbish blogger lately, I've been crazy busy lately but don't worry I have plenty of posts in store for you guys!
But anyways, today's post is my face of the day. I went for a neutral-I-can't-be-bothered-face by simply sticking to neutral colours and minimal amount of makeup. I start with a clean face that I then prime with Nivea Express Hydration Primer for normal to combination skin (adore this product, review will be up soon!) as it gives me a nice base to apply my foundation. For foundation I mix one pump of Rimmel Match Perfection in 010 with a few drops of MAC Face and Body in C2 as I much prefer the finish of these two foundations when they're mixed together. I then conceal using MUA Cover and Conceal in Fair and set all of that with Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Transparent. I actually use the darkest shade from my MUA Pro Conceal palette to give a slight contour under my cheekbones and brush on a little bit of MAC Blush in Cubic to add some colour back into my cheeks.
For eyes; I simply slick on a Clinique Chubby Stick in Bountiful Beige and use my MUA eyeshadow palette and Jelly Pong Pong eyeliner on the lash line. I then curl my eyelashes with my Emite eyelash curlers and hold the curl in place with Rimmel Lash Accelerator in Black. On days when I can't be bothered to faff about sorting my brows out (like today) I like to use Benefit Brow Zings - not pictured - to give them some shape and definition and then I'll happily use Benefit Speedy Brow in neutral just to set them in place. And when that's all done, a bit of MAC lippy in Pink Plaid does the trick to finish the look off!
Just a shameless selfie to give you an idea of my FOTD!

Have you tried any of these products? What is your lazy FOTD?

Thursday, 5 September 2013


TOP ROW FROM L TO R - Sea siren, Aqua crystals, Wired, Dark brown, Tahiti sunrise, Moody red, Plum wine and Perfect plum
BOTTOM ROW FROM L TO R - Green satin, Breathless blue, Vibrant violet, Sparkling fuchsia, Hottie, Jewel tone, Metallic green and Black pearl. 
LAC nail polishes (or L.A. Colors) are probably one of my most favourite ranges of nail polishes.They have so many great shades to chose from at such ridiculously cheap prices. Let's be honest, I'm never on to say no to nail polishes anyways, especially not when they retail for a pathetic 99p each! Every time I step foot in Beauty Base I have to resist the urge to buy every single shade! I know you're probably thinking that a 99p nail polish is going to be useless and if you were, you'd be so wrong. 
I adore the formula of this nail polish and I'd go as far to say it's as good as Essie or OPI. The nail polish glides on with ease, drys quickly and is two coats opaque. The polish also lasts a considerable amount of time without chipping and the colours are very true to the bottle.
So to give you an idea for why I love them, I've swatched my favourite five:

I can honestly say I will continue to buy these for as long as they are being sold, regardless of what they cost, because I really love them that much! 
Have you tried them? What did you think?

Sunday, 1 September 2013


Like I say every month, I'm genuinely gobsmacked at how fast this year is going! Crazy to think it's A/W already, still feels like summer to me! So anyways, this month I've used my regular faves (Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing gel, Vaseline Spray and Go, Garnier Moisture Match etc etc) but these few bits have become staple favourites for me throughout this month.

First up is Superdrug's Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser:
See my full review here - I've really loved this product this month. It's so moisturising and creamy and leaves my skin feeling nourished and refreshed. It also smells fab and is super cheap and do you know what, I'd even say I love it as much as Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing gel!

Urban Fudge Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Hairspray
I know hairspray isn't the best thing for your hair but I just can't help but use it on a very regular basis. The thing I love about this hairspray is not the fact that it tastes so yum but because it doesn't leave my hair all crispy and feeling dry. It keeps my hair in place and smelling nice without the dry crunchy feeling - by far the best hairspray I have ever used.

Emite Makeup eyelash curlers
Love love LOVE these curlers. I've never tried any eyelash curlers that are amazing as these ones. I actually received them in my August Glossybox and haven't put them down since!

MAC Face and Body in C2 and Rimmel Match Perfection in 010
Recently I've been loving mixing these two foundations together to create a base that I adore. One pump of each of these mix together mixes my skin perfectly and gives me an even base that stays on all day and I haven't used any foundations since!

The Body Shop Peppermint Foot Scrub
See full review here - Needless to say this product has become a saviour for me this month. It does exactly what it's meant to do and smells sosososo nice! I love the texture of this product and the results are unbelievable! 

And that's this month's favourites! I hope you all have an amazing September and speak to you soon!
What were your favourites this month?

Tuesday, 27 August 2013


I've tried so many different types of cleansers and found that only the Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel did the job for me, until now. Low and behold this drugstore gem. 
Like I've said before, I'm a fan of drugstore skin products and when I spotted that this cleanser was on offer for 2 for £4, I couldn't resist (especially as they retail for £4.99 each!) and I'm so glad I didn't. The formula of this cleanser is very thick and creamy, not something you would expect for such a cheap price. I've found with this cleanser that a little bit definitely goes a long way.
Because the formula is very creamy is goes on with ease, removes all signs of dirt/makeup - even waterproof mascara/anything on your face and you can see the results on the muslin cloth! It leaves my skin feeling very soft and doesn't break me out! Another thing I love about this product is the smell. Like the entire Vitamin E Skincare range from Superdrug, there is a slight coconut scent which of course I adore, but it's very subtle so if you're not a fan of coconuts then the smell shouldn't bother you too much! 
This has quickly become one of my favourite cleansers so if you're looking for a drugstore cleanser or just a good cleanser, then I highly recommend this one!

Have you tried this cleanser? What do you think about hot cloth cleansers?

Friday, 23 August 2013


There is nothing more I hate than neglected feet. You know what I mean, dry skin, chapped heels, unpainted toenails, just ew! Being a regular TFL user, I've seen a lot of neglected feet in my time and that makes me more adamant to have nice feet (if such a thing exists.) 
With all this lovely weather we've been having in London I made sure I take extra care of my feet! A few weeks back I popped into my local The Body Shop and as a thank you to signing up to their membership card I received this foot scrub, which usually retails for £7, absolutely free. 
Being an avid foot scrub lover I've tried and tested quite a few but this one stands out for me!
The thing that makes this stand out for me is the formula. Most scrubs, whether for the face, body or feet all have a similar texture; that horrible very gritty feeling, but this is unlike anything I have ever used. If you can tell from the pictures, it has almost a jelly-like feel but when applied to the skin the jelly-like formula begins to dissolve and you can feel the volcanic particles getting to work and removing all the dead skin! Another thing is how amazing this product smells. The Body Shop are always true to their fragranced products and this is definitely no exception. The peppermint fragrance is very strong, which I personally like, and has a soothing scent about it.
I suffer from dry feet and this scrub works wonders, no miracles! It removes all dead skin with ease and after a little moisturiser they feel silky soft! 

I highly recommend this product to everyone and it's definitely become my favourite foot scrub!
Have you tried this? Would you recommend any other foot scrubs?

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


Hey lovelies!
I was nominated again for the Liebster Award (which I'm totally stoked about!) by the beautiful Laura at Laura's Nails. I completed one last month so if you're a regular reader of my blog I'm hoping you'll remember it, but for those who don't - here's the link to check it out: HERE

So whats the rules of the Liebster Award?
1. Give 11 random facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the tagger
3. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 followers or under to give the award and link them in your post
4. Create 11 new questions for your chosen bloggers to answer
5. Make sure the chosen bloggers are aware that you have selected them
6. Do not tag the person who tagged you

Random Facts:
-Like Laura, I'm also 19!
-I like to keep busy, I'm always doing something
-I love to read, I'm currently reading Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher (it's amazing)
-Blue and red are my favourite colours
-I have a rubbish immune system so I'm always ill
-I'm starting my second year of university in September and I honestly can't wait
-To say I'm a chocoholic is an understatement!
-I'm addicted to watching TLC- Honey Boo Boo and Extreme Couponing are my faves!
-I once spent a whole week watching all the series of 'Lie to me' - the only reason I moved was to eat!
-I hate swimming
-I work part time as a Sales Advisor

Laura's Questions:
1.What's your favourite thing to blog about?
I love blogging anything beauty related but makeup is definitely my favourite.

2. Stranded on a desert island with one item what would it be and why?
Mascara, it makes me look so much more awake than what I actually am!

3. What is your favourite past time?
I've got loads but the one that stands out for me is when my boyfriend took me for our one year anniversary to the Savoy Hotel for dinner, crazy to think that's almost two years ago!

4. What two products could you not live without?
Clarins Pure Melt cleanser and foundation.

5.What is your favourite thing about blogging?
The blogging community. Everyone is super friendly and so nice all the time!

6. Do you have an instagram account? If so what if your username?
I do indeed, it's paigeviolett

7. How long have you been blogging for?
I'm pretty much a blogging newbie, it's only been five months.

8. What is your top tip for bloggers?
Just be friendly, post comments and get to know other bloggers!

9. What is your favourite song and movie?
Lily Allen- Naive
James Bond Skyfall or Man on a Ledge

10. What is your ambition/dream?
I really just live for the moment if I'm honest but I'd love to graduate with a first (who wouldn't?)

11. What product is next on your wishlist?
I've been eyeing up the Ammo palette from Urban Decay lately (see what I did there haha) so hopefully it's going to be a payday purchase!

I tag the following to take part:
Georgie from Beauty by Georgie
Eve from Brainy Beauty
Laine from Laine Cakes
Jessica from Jessica-Chelsey
Haya from Higher and Haya
AimeƩ from Return of Saturn

Here are 11 questions for those who were tagged to answer:
1. What is your favourite product to use in summer?
2. Red or pink nail polish?
3. If you could know the future, what would you wish for and why?
4. Favourite character from a book, film or tv series?
5. Favourite drugstore/high street foundation?
6. What is your opinion on tattoos? Do you have any?
7. Name three qualities of yours
8. And three flaws
9. What beauty product do you swear by?
10. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?
11. Favourite alcoholic and nonalcoholic drink? 

Can't wait to read your Liebster Awards, please leave a link below so I can! 

Monday, 19 August 2013


Hey lovelies, I'd thought I would kick off this week with my most recent empties so here it goes!
Garnier Moisture Match for combination to oily skin
I really love this moisturiser for everyday use. It definitely controls my oils by giving a matte finish but leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised. I would recommend it to everyone who suffers from oily/combination skin and I will, without a doubt, repurchase it!

Collection 2000 Extreme eyeliner
When it comes to eyeliner, felt liners are my favourite by far, and I was really impressed with this one. It's very inexpensive and I'm pretty sure I got it in a three for two offer anyways. For a cheap liner, it works wonders. It's so easy to apply, lasts all day and basically a good black eyeliner! I will definitely be repurchasing this beauty.

Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel (travel size)
As I'm sure you're all very aware that this cleanser is my all time favourite. I recently purchased a Clarins Travel Bag and this, among others, happened to be a handy free item it came with! The formula is incredible and literally melts any makeup/product away in seconds. Surprise, surprise, I've already repurchased!

Rimmel Match Perfection in 100 Ivory
I've tried plenty of foundations in my time but this is one stands out for me. It's inexpensive and a miracle worker! It smells fab, blends into my skin very easily, it's buildable coverage and can survive all day without any touch ups! If you haven't already tried this foundation you need to, asap!

Benefit They're Real! mascara
Once upon a time I loved this mascara but this last month I've really gone off it. I just feel like it does nothing special for me anymore. Recently I've been loving Jelly Pong Pong's Fairy lashes and Maybelline's Falsies so I'm afraid to say I won't be repurchasing this item.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


I was recently contacted by Prairie Charms on Twitter to take part in Project Blogger, and I obviously leaped at the chance. Prairie Charms are a super cute online shop that sells headbands, jewellery and all kinds of pretty hair accessories. Not only do they sell lovely items, they donate 10% of all profits to Great Ormond Street Hospital's 'Kiss it better Campaign' - a company with good morals who sell good products, what more could you want?
I selected two items from the Prairie Charms website, the Rachelle Multi-Wrap and the Phoebe Floral Crown.
Phoebe Floral Crown
Rachelle Multi Wrap (can be used as a headband, necklace or bracelet)
Prairie Charms also offer their customers a free item when they send over £10, and I received a Maddy Glitter Heart Clip as mine.

Prairie Charms is an adorable online shop that offers products at very reasonable prices so if I was you I would check it out asap!