Friday, 28 August 2015

YouTube Video | Discounted MAC? Outlet shopping haul



Hey loves! So today I went shopping in Swindon and visited the Swindon Designer Outlet. It's a beautiful mall tied by its railway historical roots. There are many shops available from Ralph Lauren to Next! I highly recommend the mall because its a brilliant day out and you can pick up some real bargains as its an outlet, so its completely discounted. To see more for yourself, click here. In this video, im also trying out some new umbrella lighting. details are below!
 
Want to see what I picked up? Click here for the video.
 
Products picked up (in order):
Accessorize leather bag
Superdry hoodie
Lindt Chocolates (sooo good!)

( I had around 30% Off all of these MAC products!!! omg dance with me !! )
MAC Lip and cheek colour | Weekend Getaway
MAC Face Brush | #109
MAC False Eyelashes | #48
MAC Glitter Brilliance | 3D silver
MAC nail lacquer | Mean and Green
MAC pro Eyeshadow | Vellum
MAC full coverage foundation | NW25
MAC Kelly Osborne Mineralize Skinfinish | Jolly Good
 
Lighting:
I have a set of 2 umbrella lights which can be purchased from eBay here
 
I picked mine up for around £28 which was an absolute bargain. In the video I have one umbrella light set up with the white umbrella, and of course some natural lighting. I love the lighting quality of the video and I hope you do to. If you have any feedback please drop me a comment!
 
Music used:
'Lensko - Lets go'
Courtesy of NoCopyrightSounds. This is a free download. To view the video please click here
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 27 August 2015

New Video: "No makeup, makeup look" Back to school edition!


Hello Wonderful People!
I have decided that after every video I upload I will also upload a corresponding blog post. The blog posts will of course contain product and music information and links etc.

Link to video here

Products used (in order):
Maybelline baby skin primer | No shade
Collection lasting perfection foundation | Ivory 2
Collection lasting perfection concealer | Fair 1
Rimmel stay matte powder | Translucent
MUA luxe bronze and sculpt contour kit | Medium Dark
Sleek Pink lemonade blush palette | Macaroon
Freedom pro brow kit | Medium-Dark
MUA mono eyeshadow | Shade 17
Loreal Miss Manga Mascara | Black
Rimmel Nude Matte Lipstick | 45

Makeup Brushes used:
NIMA angled foundation brush
Real Techniques due fiber contour brush
All other brushes are from a 32 pc bamboo set from ebay

Music used:
Petit biscuit - sunset lover
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Outfit details:
Ripped black jeans | celeblook
White top | Primark sale
Check black and white shirt | H&M
Faux croc shoulder bag | Riverisland sale










Wednesday, 19 August 2015

My August Makeup Wishlist

So I have recently been saving some money and not splurging on makeup, fashion etc. (The usual)... firstly, can I get an applaud please ;) ... So I figured that instead of spontaneously splurging on products, I would create a monthly blog post dedicated to a makeup wish list. Here you will find out about the products I have been craving. Even though I may not order these, its still nice to wish eh? As always, I highly recommend using YouTube or Google to see reviews and swatches of products before you buy to hopefully make up your mind.
 
Beauty Bay Homepage
 
Beauty Bay is one of my favourite shops to buy from. They stock brands ranging from Anastasia Beverly Hills to Zoeva. So lets take a look at what I've been wanting to get my hands on.
 
OCC Perpetually Pink Test Tube Stained Gloss Set 3x4.2ml
£15.00
OCC Lip Tar Matte in shade FEMME 9ml
£13.00
 
For the simple reason that I have never tried an OCC product before and buying three glosses with a free lip brush doesn't seem to bad eh? I love pink colours and I have heard so much about these its rather tempting to checkout with these guys.
I also love matte lips especially with dewy skin its the perfect combination. Again with the pink colours, I wanted to try the colour 'femme', which is a pretty baby doll pink colour with peachy and coral undertones. Again, I have heard amazing things about the matte tars.   
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Perpetually Pink Test Tube Stained Gloss Set
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Matte
 
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette
£15.50
 
This one definitely does not need any explaining. If you are a makeup junkie like myself, you will be hypnotised by the warm truffle like colours in this palette. With a combination of shimmers and matte shades, its the perfect palette for summer and the cooler months. At only £15.50 for 10 shadows, I may have to follow through to the checkout with this one. After seeing this palette on YouTube, it warms my heart strings, and certainly is hypnotic. ZOEVA Cocoa Blend Palette
St Tropez Skin Illuminator in Gold 50ml
£10.50  £8.93
 
Now of course with St Tropez being one of the leading tanning brands, creating an illuminator to go with your tanned goddess skin shouldn't be too hard huh? This is mainly the reason why I want to try this (not the fact its on sale I swear :| ) I would love to try this as the swatches seem fantastic.
 
 
 
 Stila eyes are the window shadow palette - ' Mind '
£30.00
 
I have seen this on shaanxo's beauty channel and was in love with this matte palette. The shades seem to be perfect transition shades. Although the price is slightly off putting, £30 for 12 eye shadows is not too bad considering the quality from Stila.
 
Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette Mind
 
 
 Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette Mind
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

SOUFEEL JEWELLERY REVIEW + DISCOUNT CODE $$$

SOUFEEL JEWELLERY REVIEW
Brand Breakdown
 
Visit the website | Here
  • The charms are 925 sterling silver, 14K gold or Swarovski elements which can fit Pandora bracelet at a smaller cost.
  • They offer free shipping worldwide with orders over $50 and 365-day return and exchange guarantee.
  • Perfect for Birthdays, Weddings gifts, Christmas, and there is no need to gift package anything. All of the pieces arrive with gift bags and boxes.
  • With unique and personal charms, the bracelet can really be tailored to anyone. 
  • Use discount code 'Shannon5' for 5% Discount on all orders.
| Get my look |
 
Sterling Silver Bracelet: Here
Sea Blue Ice Crystal charm: Here
14K Gold Clover charm: Here
Rose gold ribbon charm: Here
Hamsa Hand Pendant charm: Here
Rose Gold Gesture of Love charm: Here
 
How it Arrives
 
One of the most beautiful things about this brand is that they offer gift bags and boxes. Everything is neatly packaged in the packaging box and arrived untouched. As I received the 14K gold clover charm, it also arrived with the individual gift box. This is the perfect gift for any friend or family member. As there is also a gift bag, you don't need to worry about packing the gift up. The larger gift box is the perfect fit for the bracelet.
 

 
 
Review of the charms
I decided to use silver, gold and rose gold for my bracelet. However you are able to stick to one colour scheme. I really wanted to show you different parts from the different colour ranges to get an idea of what you can expect.
 
Firstly, im going to start with the ice blue crystal charm. This is certainly an eye catcher due to the beautiful colour. This will mix with any other bead so I picked this one because blue is my favourite colour. Made from Murano glass, it sure does feel like luxury.
 
The next bead on the bracelet is one of the most beautiful charms I have seen. Made with 14K gold, it brings out the beauty in every charm. Surrounded by a sea of blue diamante, the colours compliment each other really well. The weight to this charm is perfect as its not too heavy, but is heavy enough to notice the quality.
 
The next is the beautiful rose gold ribbon charm. This certainly will catch the light and catch peoples attention. Each metal component is wrapped around each other to create that perfect ribbon effect. The crystal diamante really sets off the look.
 
The next charm is the Hamsa hand pendant. This charm has received so much attention from friends and family because of its effective simplicity. It's mainly silver but has a gold centre. This sits very well on the hand and mixes well with so many other charms. This one is definitely a show stopper.
 
The last charm is the rose gold gesture of love charm. The detail on this charm is so perfected it really does show. It's very delicate and the rose gold material fits so perfectly as its so delicate and soft looking. Even the spacing between each finger is crafted well.
 
As you can see, you can create a perfect charm bracelet for anyone as you can pick unique personalised charms to suit you or the person you are buying for.  
 









Sunday, 2 August 2015

Backstage Lashes | NEW BRAND ALERT!

 
Hello everyone
I feel like im on a blogging roll today... perfect sunday! So today I am going to be talking about a brand of lashes that I have been using for the past week. If you watch me on YouTube, you will know I am a big fan of VIVI collection lashes on ebay! But recently I was sent some lashes from this brand and I think my eyelashes have changed forever! These are only £6.00 and Backstage beauty are based in the UK. All lashes come with adhesive.
So heres a bit about them:
 
Backstage Beauty has been created by glamour makeup artist Tashan Cian. The Backstage Eyelash range was created with the vision of creating a small range of high quality lashes to complete a variety of makeup looks. After years of using other brands of lashes on photoshoots and for clients we noticed that most of the eyelashes that where available on the market where out-dated and had overly extensive ranges which where both confusing and mind boggling to customers.
 
After getting feedback from clients and other makeup artists we decided to design a range of high quality lashes but name them after “party destinations” after all that’s when we like to look our best. In our range we have lashes like the Chelsea lash which are more soft and wispy to suit more of a natural look and the vegas lash which are full and impactful for our ultra glam lash wearers out there. We have tried to cater to all different eye shapes and styles of makeup to create a small but simple range of wearable lashes.
 
| LINKS TO PRODUCTS & WEBSITES |
 
 


Hollywood Lashes
These are the lashes I have been wearing the most. The lashes are very whispy and feather light. The lashes are thicker towards the lash band, but about half way down the lashes, they are thinner to give you that flirty lash. These give you full lash impact without being too heavy and dramatic. These are one of my favourites because I love my lashes long and whispy. These lashes will make your eyes look super large and big!
Below you can see a silver/blue look I created using these lashes.
 


 

 



Chelsea Lashes
I haven't worn these lashes as much as the others just because I love having a slightly thicker lash, in the tear duct area. For the days when I feel like having a sultry, feline cat eyeliner, these are the lashes I go to. Due to them being shorter at the front of the lash and longer at the end, they make the eyes look more sultry and sexy. The lashes are still long enough to see over the cat eyeliner. These are very much like the Hollywood lashes, but are more natural looking.  

 

 
 
Soho Lashes
These are by far my favourite lashes. They are super unique and will give you a beautiful finish to the eye. Towards to the end of the lashes, they are much shorter blending perfectly. The lashes are much longer and tapered in the middle of the lash. This will make your eyes look more round and bigger. This is perfect for a 'natural' makeup look, that will still give you full lash impact, but will also look subtle.

 



 
 
 
| Quick Snippet into the lashes |
  • Only £6.00. Around the same price mark as Eyelure, Revlon etc.
  • UK based brand.
  • The glue really works which is impressive as most lashes either come with no glue or the glue does nothing.
  • The lash band is not visible on the eye and it does not damage and/or dig into the lash. They are very comfortable.
  • They are reusable as long as you take care and clean them every so often.
I love these lashes and they will always be in my lash drawer. I am very excited to see where this brand goes and I know they are going to be big.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


SexyBox Collaboration + DISCOUNT CODE! *

Hey Everyone!
So we see a lot of monthly beauty boxes and fashion boxes but never lingerie, which can also be as interesting and appealing. I was recently contacted by a company called Sexybox. They are a subscription & Pay as you go Company that provide you with gorgeous pieces of lingerie every month. As the box clearly states, surprise yourself every month.
 
To get an idea of the types of pieces you may receive, click here for the previous outfits
 
To visit the website click here
 
So how does it work?
1) Their experts pick the surprise pieces for each month and you need to tell them your size. The sizing ranges from XS - XXXL & Plus sizes.
2) Set up either a subscription / Pay as your go service.
3) Thousands of other customers are all excited to receive their goodies on the 6th of every month.
4) Exchanges and/or Returns are FREE!
 
Review:
 
So I received the products through the post from the USA. I was a little bit worried about the whole customs scenario as I live in the UK but this package was here within 3 days. It was super fast and flew through customs! As you can imagine, I was very excited to open up the package because its a total surprise which is a great niche in the market.
 
 
Wrapped up inside were two small packages folded up in red tissue paper. This was July's month edition and its safe to say my interest is completely sparked. I received a purple baby doll dress and a G string, and a black lace playsuit.
 
The black playsuit was just utterly beautiful. Complete with frills around the chest and leg area, with a slit in the middle of the torso with lace. This is a great piece for those who aren't too comfortable with the 'extra sexy' lingerie. It feels like a normal playsuit, but has that extra sexiness. It fits perfect and feels like a dream.





I was also pleasantly surprised to see something colourful in the subscription box. I usually don't wear purple but this is most certainly an exception. Its almost like a bubblegum pink/purple colour. This is probably the most beautiful out of the pieces. Covered in lace and silk bows its the perfect night time companion. It has two cross over silk straps that can be worn at the back, or the front like i have done. 






So you're interested? Well great because I have discount codes! You can either pay monthly, quarterly or pay as you go. For more information on subscriptions click here
 
For the MONTHLY discount you can get $15 Discount with the code: 'SexyShannon40'
 
For the Quarterly discount you can get $20 Discount for the 3 month paid package with the code: 'Sexy3Box'
 
 
I'm so glad I can share these wonderful discount codes with you. I think this company is wonderful. I love the fact you can receive a surprise package each month containing two high quality, gorgeous pieces of lingerie to keep. If you want to see real customers wearing real products from SexyBox... Check out the social media platforms down below: