Thursday, 20 November 2014


Some of you may have heard of Smoky Not Smudgy, especially because it's been running for 7 years now and every year it gets bigger and better! This was my second year of attendance and it definitely was a memorable one especially due to the people I met.

So what exactly is Smoky Not Smudgy?
For those of you who don't know, Smoky Not Smudgy is an event held in aid of charity week. It is a ladies only papering event where women from all over the globe attend. It consists of


The money raised during charity week goes towards aiding orphans and needy children.

Here are some of the companies and their stalls that attended on the day.
The owner of Zans Creations, MashaAllah is such a nice person. I met her whilst looking lost and trying to find the venue. I  follow her on instagram and completely love all her bouquets, they really are amazing! Her bouquets are something that can be kept forever as a beautiful memory. If you've never checked out her stuff you really should!
This lady's mother in law makes the most amazing jams ever. They all tasted so good it probably took me half an hour to decide which 6 I wanted. The Blueberry and Honey is just too good, unfortunately, she didn't have that in a larger jar :(.
These ladies hand-make beautiful headpieces (at a very reasonable price) one of which I just could not keep away from!  I'll try and post a picture of it sometime. The sisters themselves are so genuine and nice, makes me love their products even more!
Look at this purple calligraphy stunning.



Saturday, 8 November 2014

Lipstick in the eyes of the pouter

Ok so lately I've been obsessed with makeup so much so that it’s making my purse hollow! What I thought I’d do to make my obsession go one step further is to write a review on some of my fave products of this month.

In first place - I’m completely in love with Rimmel Kate lipsticks. These can be found in Superdrugs or Boots stores and cost around £3.99 to £5.49 depending on which type you get. In the last two weeks I've probably bought around 5 different colours and I've actually seen a new shade that I HAVE to have (Shade 31). But of the ones I currently have, I’m actually on my second case (with third on standby) of shade 19.

I’m now going to attempt to describe the colour- it’s a slight pink with some nude undertones..slightly rosy-berry but more towards the berry side. Now you see why I said attempt :P. It’s very creamy and thick with amazing pigmentation. I used to hate nude colours but this lipstick has become my every day wear.

Moving on to the second product: my very first gel eyeliner. I was told these were hard to apply and I’d get bored of using them after a while but not found either of these statements to be true! I can see myself stocking up on these too. The one I have is the Maybelline eyestudio lasting drama gel eyeliner. It’s so thick and creamy and works wonders in just one application. It glides on very smoothly and sets immediately. I've found it to last until I take it off which is perfect as don’t need to carry it round with me. The applicator brush it comes with is the perfect length for application. The bristles are not too soft to flop and not to stiff either. It’s perfect from creating thin as well as thick lines.

I'm obsessed with both these products and without them my makeup just doesn't feel right. 
On a final note, if you’re a keen reviewer why not try going over to and earn some extra cash? You can earn points that can be redeemed as cash, vouchers or given to charity for every review over 250 words. Come on..250 words..that’s nothing, unless you’re a student writing an essay then I’d say 10 words is hard enough never mind 250!