Last minute Halloween ideas!

Happy Halloween!

This is for those with no face paint, fake blood or simply nothing to wear but really want to go out! I created these looks for my beautiful house mates that are so easy to do using everyday make up!
To create Naomi's look I used a Illamasqua foundation base; Benefit creme shadow (tattle tale), Urban Decay naked 2 palette (Bootycall, Suspect, Snakebite, Busted, Half Baked & Blackout) Rimmel London Glam Eyes liquid liner (Black Glamour) Rimmel London brow pencil (dark brown) Estee Lauder pure colour eyeliner (Blackened black) Rimmel London Glam Eyes mascara (Black) Benefit Glamming face powder, Maxfactor lipstick (Midnight plum) and lashes by Star Eyes (Style 118 black)
To create Rosie's look I used; Estee Lauders double wear light foundation, Urban Decay Naked palette 2 (Bootycall, Pistol & Blackout) Rimmel London eyebrow pencil (dark brown) Rimmel London 'Glam Eyes' liquid eyeliner (Black Glamour) Estee Lauder 'Pure Colour' eyeliner (Blackened Black) Rimmel London 'Glam Eyes' mascara (Black) Blusher by H&M (Tender Rose) Estee Lauder lipstick (Rouge) and Lashes by 'Star Eyes' (Style 118 black).

Hope everyone has a great night!
Let me know what you think of these looks!
Lots of love, Bec xxxxxxxx

Next's Beauty Blogger Event

Hi guys!

It has taken me far too long to find time to tell you all about Next's beauty blogger event on the 17th of October! University work has been taking over my life but I'm back!

I wasn't too nervous about getting the train by myself, however there was no way that I would survive the London Underground alone! I met Emma Kelly (see her blog here) so we could travel together, I can't say I was much help directions wise but we made it to the event on time! Amazing!

When we arrived we were greeted by the lovely Hemple Hotel staff with a glass of bubbly. To our right were beauty areas where we were treated to massages, manicures and eyebrow threading which were amazing (I'm such a fan of massages so I definitely took advantage of that).

The glossy displays that were packed with Nexts' new city fragrances excited me. I was able to chat with the team that actually made each of the four perfumes; London, Paris, New York and Milan to learn more about each of the fragrances.

London (my personal favourite) is described as a 'fresh floral composition with citrus burst, with top notes of lychee citrus, heart notes of peony rose and base notes of musk and cedarwood that will evolve a sense of individuality and creativity'. I would describe this scent as beautiful. If any of you have smelt the noble Chloe scent this one is unbelievably similar and only a fraction of the price. Click here to read my London reed diffuser review.

Milan is a 'vibrant fruity fragrance with a floral heart and a lingering woody base that conveys a stylish and fashionable edge'. I love wearing this scent, it reminds me of a versatile light melon scent  that can be worn everyday.

New York is a 'radiant, white floral fragrance with elegant jasmine and sun-kissed orange blossom. Inspiring and cosmopolitan, this blend is told to captivate and engage the senses'. The scent is closely compared to Paco Rabbane's Lady Million as they share similar base notes of patchouli, honey and amber.

'Paris is sensual fragrance enveloping a floral bouquet of jasmine and orchid with warm amber tones capturing an irresistible decadence, evoking Parisienne chic'. I thought this fragrance was very feminine, being closely comparable to CoCo Chanel.

The bottles are made up of a good quality, simple, modern glass finish, with pastel packaging which can be closely compared to the style of The White Company and Jo Malone.

Each of these scents are available as 'Eau de Parfum', 'Luxury Reed Diffuser', 'Fragranced Candle' and 'Body creme' here. If you happen to be walking past Next one day definitely try the City Fragrances and let me know what you think! If you're not from the UK I know that Next delivers to 59 countries however the fragrance cannot be returned if you are not 100% satisfied with it.

Gift sets from Next's famous Just Pink, Cashmere and diamonds range were also on display throughout the venue which I thought would make perfect gifts for Christmas!

I was lucky enough to receive a luxury goody bag which I have been loving since the event!

The bag included a variety of the city collection products and also Nexts' SPA purifying and exfoliating sugar body scrub which is a beautiful pot of gold; with scents of herbals and geranium, lavender and eucalyptus that create a premium spa scent to send you to complete tranquility. I love using this product on my legs, the crystalised natural sugars exfoliate my skin making it feel super soft and the gold shimmer leaves a subtle glow.   

I met some lovely girls at the event! Please visit their blogs too! 

Lots and lots of love, Bec xxx

My new Facebook page!

Hi guys!

Just wanted to let you all know that I have created a Make Up Not Made Up page on Facebook which you can 'like' to keep updated with my latest blogs and general lifestyle!

If any of you are interested you can access my page HERE

Also I'd love to keep updated with your blogs so make sure you send me your link as I love reading new fashion, beauty and lifestyle posts!

Tomorrow I'll be posting about the Next beauty A/W fragrance launch that was hosted in London on Wednesday evening. I have some amazing products to share with you which could be perfect gifts for Christmas!

Lots of love, Becca xx


New shoes!

Just wanted to share some perfect A/W shoes from NEXT with you!

Ankle boots are a definite essential to get you through this A/W. There are so many to choose from on the high street ranging from rugged looks to classic urban styles that can polish up your wardrobe in an instant! 

I love these boots from Next, the heel is high enough to flatter your legs yet comfy enough for those busy days! The studded embellishment and metal detailing around the ankle adds an original, effortless touch that can bring dresses down to earth or vamp up your favourite skinny jeans. 

These leather boots are available to buy in store or online HERE.  

I realise that wearing suede flats in England isn't the most sensible because of all the rain but I couldn't resist these corsage ballerinas.

Apart from them being from the Sole Survivor range from NEXT they are super flexible and go with everything! With any shade of nude shoe your legs will go on for miles as there are no colour cut-offs, perfect for us shorter people! 

These are also available in store or online HERE

I'd love to know what you think! 

I can't wait to meet some of you Next bloggers at the fragrance launch in London tomorrow!  

Lots of love, Bec xx