Monday, 22 December 2014

❄ Wonderful Christmastime tag ❄

❄ Wonderful Christmastime tag  ❄

Hi friends
I seen this fun tag on my daughter's blog makeupwithkimmy 
So I thought I would join in and tag you all too!

1. What does Christmas day feel like in your home?
I would say Christmas Day feels special happy and content spent with loved ones.

2. If you could be in any Christmas movie, what would you be in?
Umm I think I would like to be in the grinch as everyone is so happy and festive.


3. Do you open your presents slow and neat or rip them open fast?
I open the fast with excitment!


4.Are you reading any Christmassy books?
Not at the moment no.


5. When do you start listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas
movies?I usually start around the last few days of November first week in December.


6. If Santa got a new Reindeer and you could choose a name, what would you name it?

Spence :D

7. If you could get your Mistletoe kiss with anyone, who would it be?

My Husband Ste of course!

8. What is your Favourite Christmas colour?
I love Gold.


9. Do you have a Christmas background on your phone or computer ( show us )?



10. Number 1 Christmas song?
Has to be Wham last Christmas


11. Number 1 Christmas movie?

The Grinch



12 Apart from the gifts, what do you love about Christmas?.
The Decorations the Christmas dinner.cosey time on the sofa watching movies and spending time with my family.

I tag you all to join in either on your blog or YouTube.
Have a great Christmas and a fabulous New year everyone!
♡Dawn♡  











Saturday, 13 December 2014

blogger swap Q&A post

Hello friends

I hope you all well.
I have a fun type of post for you today!
I am going to introduce you to another fabulous blogger by doing a blogger swap Q&A post. 
Her name is Jess and I would love for you all to take a look at her links below and give her a follow.


Hi Dawn thanks for having me on your blog! I'm Jess, I'm 30 years old and I live in Australia but lets get onto the questions shall we?
Jess

What is the blog focus
my blog focus is make up and lifestyle, but I'm also branching out into shopping/fashion and hauls and animal posts.
 

What made you start blogging?
I was admiring blogs, and was bored one day and basically thought I could do that, I also thought there was a lack of drug store blogs because a lot of people were showing high end make up rather than just drug store. So that's what I primarily show.


What keeps you blogging
My creativity, my reading of other blogs, and the purchasing of make up basically, what else am I going to do with the make up? it needs more uses heehee.


What other blogs are inspirational to you?
berrixbeauty

tatjanag
ellesees
thesundaygirl


here are a couple of fave products the Fresh and flawless foundation powder by Australis 

and W7 London eyes pallet


What advice would you give to someone starting a blog
only do it if you have the time and know what its about
do it for fun, know what you want to write about, find your purpose.
I'm endevouring on a vlog channel on youtube! the link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1DsWt4I7l8
and about my blog, maybemayhemmakeup I think that people needing to save money or being thrifty need not be afraid to look at different alternatives for shopping! thrift stores are great and popular! I'm addicted so much so I work at one! 



I hope you enjoyed reading this post!
Thanks for stopping by more festive posts coming up shortly.
♡Dawn♡ 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

rudolph & Snowman festive nailart


Hello friends

bbbrrrr it sure is getting chilly out there I hope you all keeping warm and well.
I have my Christmas decorations all done and the tree up it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

I have 2 easy and simple fun festive cute nailart manis for you today the famous rudolph the red nose reindeer and a cute snowman!

First off is the snowman mani.


  • Maybelline nail art pens in Black. Red. Turquoise.
  • CK glitter polish in Hallucination.
  • Sinful Colors polish in Snow me white.
  • Make-up revolution polishes in Luxury Cream.and Find true love.
  • Barry M paint in Ruby Slippers.
  • Dotting tool.


I started with a base coat and 2 coats of the Luxury cream polish on all nails apart from the middle finger which I gave that nail 2 coats of the Find true love(light blue shade)
I then used the dotting tool to create a simple snowman shape on the thumb nail using the white polish and dotting some snow around.
I used the nailart pen in red on the ring finger to make the candy stripes and then once dry I went over it carefully using the dotting tool with the Barry M glitter.
On the pointer and little finger I gave 2 coats of the CK glitter.
Back to the thumb nail I used the nailart pens to finish the snowman and a little orange acrylic for the carrot nose.
The middle finger I used the white again to create a snowflake went over it slightly with the CK glitter.
gave them a glossy top coat.and all done.


Next up is Rudolph!


  • Sinful Colors polish in Snow me white.
  • Sally Hansen polish in Crystal Beading.
  • BeautyUK Ultra gloss top coat.
  • Barry M paint in Ruby slippers.
  • Catrice polish in Marilyn & me.
  • Revlon polish in Hot Chocolate.
  • Laval polish in Pastel Blue.
  • Etude house ice-cream polish in Chocolate.
  • Rhinestones.
  • Dotting tool.
  • small nailart brush.


I started with 2 coats of the Pastel blue on each nail.
Then I used the Sally Hansen polish over the nails then the nailart brush and the white polish to create the snowflakes on each nail.
I took some nail Rhinestones while polish was tacky and stuck them on the snowflakes.
The middle finger I used the nailart brush again using the Hot chocolate polish for Rudolph's face and Antlers then the light brown/chocolate polish for the mouth area and ears.
Using the dotting tool I used the white for the eyes and also for the nose to make the red stand out more.
I then used a small bit of black for the eyes and went over his nose using the Catrice polish and then the Barry M polish.
Gave them a top coat and it is done.



Thanks for stopping by more festive posts coming up shortly.
♡Dawn♡

sparklysharpandfabulous


Monday, 1 December 2014

Click n Curl review

Hello friends

Sorry it's been ages since I last blogged I have been so busy lately and also unwell again but I am feeling much better and I am getting ready for the festive season so more Christmas/festive nail art to come and more reviews!

Hair & Whiskers kindly sent a great hair product called the Click n Curl full set to review recently and I jumped at the chance to give this a try!

Hair & Whiskers is a new UK based company and website specialising in the launch, sale and distribution of hair and beauty products to both men and women in the UK.


Click n Curl is the detachable round brush styling tool that allows you to achieve a salon quality blow-out at home. It’s easy to use as a conventional round brush and produces results consistent with today’s hottest hairstyle trends – body, volume and loose flowing curls. Unlike other tools that require you to dry before styling, Click n Curl allows you to dry and style all in one step. With Click n Curl, you can achieve the look you need by the time your hair is dry and cool.

3 Brush Sizes:
Large - 3 inches in diameter; best for hair at least 7 inches in length
Medium - 2 inches in diameter; best for hair at least 5.5 inches in length
Small - 1.5 inches in diameter; best for hair at least 4 inches in length
Set Includes: 6 brush barrels and one universal handle
Heat Element: Personal hair dryer – NOT included







I am in no way a hair dresser/stylist but the Click n Curl  makes styling your hair easy to do!
I received my  Click n Curl  set in a lovely black box it was packaged very well and inside the box was 3 smaller boxes containing the  Click n Curl roller set.
The quality of the brush heads was excellent and the brush handle was easy to use and click.
The nylon bristles are stiff enough to create tension when styling, soft enough to avoid tangles and long enough to hold rollers in place without clips.

I used the red brush first, this is the smallest size. I use this to create smaller curls at the nape of my neck. I put the brush under my hair and curled it under. I then wrapped my hair all the way under the brush until I reached the top, I then put full heat on the brush to set it in place and then clicked the brush handle out of my hair leaving the brush set in my hair ( like a roller )

I then carried on using the red brushes until the bottom section of my hair was finished. Then I move onto the middle section of my hair which I used the purple brush heads, this is a medium size that creates less of tight curls and more looser. I wrapped the hair around the brush, making sure I curl under and then set them in place and click the brush handle out.
When I got to the top section of my hair, I use the blue brush heads, this is the biggest to create volume and loose waves. I curled under but instead of curling my hair I flicked it under. 



This is the end result! loose flicks curls  I love how easy it is to use the Click n Curl set I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to curl there hair and save money on salon visits!
To purchase your own Click n Curl visit this LINK

I would like to thank Hair & Whiskers for sending me this wonderful product to review!

More posts coming up shortly!
Thanks for stopping by.
♡Dawn♡
*Product was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Wax Lyrical Candle review

Hey friends



I have a great product review for you today!
I was kindly sent a beautiful candle to review by Wax Lyrical England

At Wax Lyrical,
we are proud to live and work in the Lakes.

As one of the UK’s largest privately-owned home-fragrancing companies, we design and manufacture luxury scented candles, reed diffusers and private label collections for our global customer base. Our products are a celebration of ingredients and local craftsmanship, including unique innovations that demonstrate a deep understanding of our customers’ refined tastes.

Colony Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Small Candle Glass.

 
Full Description

A luxurious rich blend of vanilla, creamy caramel and soft white jasmine.

With its clean classic lines our small scented candle is available in all scents and will give hours of indulgent scent.

Burn time approx - 35 hours

Size approx - 7cm x 7cm x 8.2cm

Colony Rebranded for 2014 - our Colony Collection uses the finest ingredients and we work with some of the world's best fragrance houses to create our 'just have to have' fragrances. Our popular UK made candle brand is available in everyday bold, simple, true to life fragrances across some great products, newly introduced Melts and Scented Spheres give you more variety of choices when fragrancing your home.

My thoughts
The soft aromas of vanilla and jasmine and creamy caramel almost gives off a festive scent.
It is a very comforting smell that quick permeates the room.  It smells divine even when unlit. I would love to try other scented candles from this company as I have never tried them before, however this one is most certainly the best candle I've ever tried.
Huge thanks to Wax Lyrical for sending me the candle for review!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway it ends 20th Nov. click HERE to enter. 
more posts shortly.
Please follow my blog if you haven't already,
Thanks :)
♡Dawn♡


*Product was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received.





Sunday, 9 November 2014

Binky london polish review

Hiya friends
Hope you keeping well.
I was recently sent a polish to review by binkylondon.com 







This polish has a great brush for easy application the colour is a lovely shade called Marrakesh a dusky red/pink shade which only needs one coat but I gave 2 coats for a full application.
The polish has a good consistency and dries fast.easy to remove and worn well for over 4 days Overall I am pleased with this brand of polish. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 good brush
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 9/10 lasted 4 days without chipping.
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny
Removal =easy to remove

Overall = 9/10
from =Binky london


Get 10% off your next order at Binky London use code PP10 at the checkout.

Many thanks to Binky London for sending me the polish for review.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway it ends 20th Nov. click HERE to enter.
 Take care friends Please follow my blog if you haven't already, Thank you :)
♡Dawn♡   


*Product was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Beauty Naturals products review& Giveaway!

Hi friends

Beauty Naturals have kindly sent me some wonderful products to review on my blog and what is even more exciting they are going to give the all these products to one lucky winner!
firstly here is all the products and my review on them below.

Honey Skin Care Set by Martha Hill.


Honey Skin Care Range Description.
 

The skin care sets include everything you need for a balanced daily skin care regime and include our 3 Honey Skin Care products plus skin calming Rosewater Skin Tonic at a discounted price:
Honey Cleansing Lotion : creamy and skin smoothing.
Rosewater Skin Tonic : refreshing, soothing and skin calming.
Honey Hydro Moisturiser : light, calming and soothing.
Honey Treatment Cream : rich and soothing.
    Recommended for dry or problem skin.
    Suitable for easily irritated or acne prone complexions.

Martha Hill's Honey Skin Care Range includes pure English Honey, a natural humectant and rich in vitamins and minerals, and is enriched with Apricot Oil and Green Tea Extract to moisturize, soothe and soften.

Suitable for complexions that are: problem; prone to adult acne; extra sensitive; dry.

Free from Artificial Fragrance, Colour and Chemical Sunscreens.


My thoughts.
I have been using this set now for over 4 weeks to give a full review on them firstly I want to say how nice the packaging looks on my dresser.These products have lovely and classic packaging. Plain white with a gold strip around the top! 
I had been suffering with a few breakouts lately and I wanted to try something that will help heal and sooth my skin as well as calm the breakouts.
I was looking through the beauty naturals website at what products would be best and came across one of my favourite brands Martha Hill.
The Honey Cleansing Lotion
This is for dry, sensitive or problem skin. I use this cleansing lotion to take off my makeup. I apply this to my dry face and massage it in. Then I take a hot cloth and wipe it all away. It takes off every speck of makeup and any oiliness that I had. It gives my skin a clean feeling and also soothes any problem areas. It's a silky cream, very moistursing but not greasy or sticky. I'd say the scent of it is honey and very clean. It feels luxurious and soft when I apply it to my skin. It's very easy to take off, and its very gentle even for the eyes I will say when I take off my waterproof mascara it's a bit of a struggle with using this cleansing lotion so I do have to go over my eyes with a eye makeup remover.

Rosewater Skin Tonic:
This is a gentle skin toner, so gentle it's good for sensitive skin. It has cucumber and witch hazel to refresh and tone the skin and rose to calm. This has a calming rose scent, but I do think not everyone will like this because it is a strong, floral rose scent.I do like it myself. 

You apply this on a cotton round and apply it to your face. It refreshes your skin, calms any redness or problem areas and also tones the skin. It's also nice if you just need a bit of a hydration. 

Honey Hydro Moisturiser:
This is a daytime moisturiser to sooth dry and sensitive skin. This has honey and oils of apricot and camellia. It's a lightweight moistuirser and it's very easily absorbed so its good for the morning time before you apply your makeup. It makes my skin feel soft and ready for the day.

Honey Treatment Cream

This is a rich night cream for dry, sensitive and problem skin. It treats dry skin over night and helps restore moisturise balance, also it improves both skin tone and texture. My skin feels super soft and smooth and very hydrated. When I wake up the next morning my skin looks very hydrated and healthy and any texture has been smoothed. Very lovely night cream.


Neck & Decolletage Nourishing Blend by Skin Revivals

Description

This unique blend of vitamin rich oils has anti-ageing effects and helps restore elasticity, refines, smooths and hydrates the delicate throat, neck and upper bust areas.

The light, easily absorbed blend of therapeutic plant oils work together to restore a youthful texture to the skin.

Fragranced with calming pure Rose Oil.
Includes

Sweet Almond Oil
Calendula Oil
Goji Fruit Oil
Avocado Oil
Acai Fruit Oil
Rosehip Oil
Jojoba Oil
Witch Hazel
Rose Oil
Benefits

Goji Fruit Oil - helps rejuvenate skin due to the antioxidants found in these magical fruits.

Acai Fruit Oil - contains powerful natural antioxidants to help eliminate free radicals that contribute to premature aging. Also rich in essential fatty acids to moisturise and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Calendula Oil - natural anti-inflammatory, skin soothing and calming.




My Thoughts

This oil has anti-ageing effects and helps restore elasticity, refines, smooths and hydrates the delicate throat, neck and upper bust areas.
Fragranced with calming pure Rose Oil
It's a silky oil that sinks in really well, it gives my neck and decolletage hydration and noursihment.
You can use on the face also but I have not tried this yet but it feels lovely I massage it gently until it has absorbed well into my skin.


Vitamin Boost Blend by Skin Revivals

Description

This luxurious blend of vitamin rich oils provides a balance of natural nutrients and delivers essential vitamins to help improve hydration and regeneration.

Rich in vitamins A, C and E, apricot, sunflower and tamanu oils will enhances skin elasticity, firmness and smoothness.

Rice bran oil gives the skin a soft, smooth, velvety appearance and is rich in vitamin E resulting in even skin texture.

Jasmine not only restores calm and harmony but imparts a delicious fragrance.

This light oil is easily absorbed and leaves skin with a delicious, subtle fragrance.
Includes

Sunflower Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Apricot Oil
Tamanu Oil
Jasmine Flower Extract
Vitamin E

Benefits

Helps to firm and refine.
Restores a natural glow to devitalized, dull skin.
Helps to maintain even skin tone.
Soothes spot prone skin.


My thoughts

I used this oil on my face a few times during my night time routine. I will say the only negative I have on this oil is the smell of this oil I did not like at all.
Now oil will combat the oil stopping your sebum glands over producing the oil My skin loves this oil, it soaks it in really well and I have notice I'm not oily during the next day. My skin feels very smooth, soft and glowing when I wake up the next morning, My skin feels moisturized and well hydrated and it did sooth my spots.I do like beauty oils and this is a great product to try hopefully you love beauty oils and will try some.


The following will be given away via Rafflecopter and is open to residents of the United Kingdom.
Honey Skin Care Set by Martha Hill
Neck & Decolletage Nourishing Blend by Skin Revivals
Vitamin Boost Blend by Skin Revivals

The rules

This Giveaway is UK only,
Entrants must be over 18 or seek parents/guardians permission to disclose their address.
This giveaway is open to everybody, apart from SPAM or COMPETITION ACCOUNTS.
Any invalid entries will be removed.
You MUST complete ALL mandatory entries to be in with a chance...I will be checking!
The winner will be announced within 48 hours of the competition closing, and will be emailed with the winner name posted on the Rafflecopter widget of this post. The winner must reply to the email within 72 hours to claim the prize, or an alternative winner will be selected.
The competition runs for 14 days and closes on the 20 November 2014 so get some entries in!.

GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Thanks again to Beauty Naturals @beautynaturals for sending them products for review and for also sponsoring the giveaway prizes!
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a fabulous day!
♡Dawn♡  

 
*Product was sent to me for consideration for the purpose of this review only. No monetary compensation was received.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Necroscope Wamphyri inspired nailart



Hey friends

Happy Halloween! 
I was inspired to do a Halloween nailart by seeing the front cover of a horror vampire novels called Necroscope.Brian Lumley wrote his dead-waking, ground-breaking horror novel Necroscope®, featuring Harry Keogh, the man who can talk to dead people. Here is more about Brian and his books on his web site click HERE.
The Illustration of the book covers is done by Bob Eggleton check his web site HERE


I have to say these novels aren't my cup of tea far to scarey for me but my Husband Ste loves them!  

Here is the items I used to create this Wamphyri nailart


  • Max factor polish in Ruby fruits.
  • BeautyUK Ultra gloss clear top coat.
  • Technic polish in Black.
  • Various colours of Acrylic paints and small brushes.
  • Make-up sponge.


I started with using a gradient effect on all nails using the 2 shades black and the ruby in the middle and black dabbing them on with a sponge I did this about 3 times then I applied the top coat.
I did the Wamphyri on the thumb nail freehand using various acrylic paints and gave this a top coat.




I really enjoyed doing this Nailart I hope you like it too!
I have some product reviews coming up in the next few days 
thanks for stopping by.
♡Dawn♡ 









































Sunday, 26 October 2014

A little Autumn Tag!!★


Hello friends
How we all doing? good I hope.
I have a Autumn tag here created by my lovely daughter Kim at makeupwithkimmy
 You can tag yourself and friends and join in! just leave me your link in the comments so I can see your answers!

1. On a scale of 1-10 how happy are you that it is Autumn?
9 out of 10 as I love Autumn time and winter for the cosy warm nights in curled up
on the sofa with a nice cup of tea wearing your Onsie.however I don't like the freezing cold bitter winter outside I would rather be inside all warm.
 


2. What is your Favourite candle scent for this season?

I absolutely love Spiced apple& cinnamon or winter berries. Christmas Spice - Cinnamon, clove, plum & vanilla
Christmas Time - A fruit/spice blend of Cinnamon, orange & cranberry


3. Coffee, Tea or Hot chocolate?
Depends on my mood I mostly drink tea with milk no sugar or I have a milky hot chocolate options drink.

4. Your best Autumn Memory?
Gosh must have been when I was a little girl we lived in Wales for 2 year's (northwest uk) and the snow during winter time was amazing! I remember making a huge snowman in the back garden with my family and using my Mum's scarf and some old buttons a carrot and my Dad's hat! then we made some sleigh boards and had so much fun!

5. Dark lips or neutral?
Depends on what I am wearing but I mainly go for neutrals not to dark.

6. Best Autumn perfume?
I love my perfumes but one I mainly go for during Autumn is Calvin Klien Midnight Obsession is very musky nice scent.or The body shop- Rose musk.and of course I love Victoria's secret scents.

7. Best movie to watch during this time?
well I love to watch scarey movies like Insidious! and The lost boys! one of my favs is Constantine, and I LOVE watching the US TV series Supernatural!


8. Best song to play during this time?
Well if you are celebrating Halloween the usual hits such as Thriller and Rhianna - Disturbia

9. Top three nail varnish colours to wear during the Autumn?

Oh geez that is a difficult one asking a nail polish hoarder like myself lol but I like the dark colours of browns rusty oranges and  dark purples and dark blues.

10. Do you still trick or treat?
Nope I use to take my daughter when she was younger but she grown up now.

11. What is your all time favourite scary movie?
Insidious!

and I love the Zombie films like World war Z and resident evils.
 12. Best Halloween costume you wore?

Must have been a sheet with 2 holes for the eyes when I was a kid lol.
13. What witch would you be if you could pick out of a movie or tv show?
I like the TV series Once upon a time and the Evil Queen Regina has some fabulous powers I would like to have if I was a witch.

14. If you could bring back 2 celebrities from the dead for a whole day who would you bring back?
Paul Walker the actor for his wonderful charity work and Bruce Lee the conversations I would have with them both would be amazing!

15. Tell us your plans for this Halloween night?
I will be cuddling up on the sofa with my hubby and cats watching a movie all cosy.
16. Best Halloween nail art( from yourself or the internet)?
I like my Goth nails I did a little while back


More coming up shortly thanks for stopping by.
♡Dawn♡  

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Diamond jewel nails

Hey friends

I hope your week is going well so far?
I have a quick nailart post for you today!
My diamond jewel nails and here is the items I used to create the mani below...

  • BeautyUK clear top coat.
  • Holographic polish.
  • Laval polish in Glitter Dazzle.
  • Sally Hansen polish in Berry Juicy.
  • TarasTalons polish in Sugary sweet.
  • Sinful Colors polish in Snow me White.
  • Holographic rhinestones.
  • Jewel 3d stud (not pictured) 


I hope you liked my jewel diamond nails.
More coming up shortly thanks for stopping by.
♡Dawn♡  


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Autumn leaves nails

Hey friends 
I have not forgotten you all sorry for not posting this week but it has been a hectic busy week for me with check ups/appointments ugh as well as celebrating my 39th Birthday last Tuesday!
I had a lovely day and got some cute PJS from my daughter with chocs and some cash from my parents and from my wonderful Hubby Ste a lovely AA Tanzanite & White Zircon 9K White Gold Ring and is a beautiful blue/purple colour.I will post all about the ring soon.

Now as we all know Autumn is here the leaves are turning brown golden colour and falling.I decided to do a quick french manicure type of nailart with  Freehand Autumn leaves.


  •  Jess polish in Frenchie.
  • Sinful Colors polish in Social Ladder.
  • W7 Glitter polish in Bronze Debris.
  • Catrice polish in Shake it flake it.
  • Max Factor polish in Ruby Fruit.
  • Acrylic paints/brush.
  • Beautyuk Ultra gloss top coat.
I started with 2 coats of the frenchie polish then 1 coat over that with the Sinful colors polish.
When dry I went across each nail tip using the Ruby Fruit shade and when dry I went over it using the W7 glitter and Catrice polish over all the nails.
I then hand painted each leaf with Acrylic paints gave the nails a top coat to seal it in.





Check back for more Nail art shortly and some Halloween nails as well as some product reviews coming up..
What is your favourite thing about Autumn?
♡Dawn♡  



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