Sunday, March 31, 2013

March favourites.

                                                                                     Hello lovelies,
Today i'm going to be showing you my march favourites. This month i've been loving loads of makeup items and i've only got a few skincare bits. So without rambling lets get on.

The first thing I will talk about is skincare, in the winter I get horrible scally legs and patches of eczema on my arms. I've found using Soap and glory sugar crush scrub-£8.00 and Soap and glory sugar crush body cream-£10.50 has really helped calm it down its just a plus that they smell bloody amazing!

Next up is face i've been loving my FashionistA palette-blushes £4 palette £5 and my Rimmel stay matte powder-£3.99. The powder keeps my skin looking matte and non greasy and the blushes are fabulous if you want to know more i've done a full review of the pallette here.

Other products i've been loving are 17 wild curls mascara £6.99, Rimmel scandal eyes kohl liner £3.99, Chit chat highlighter £1.00, Barry m gelly hi shine nail polish in greenberry £3.99, Topshop peel off nails in straight laced £6.00 full review here  and finally urban decay naked basics £20.00 full review here

what are your favourites this month
Hope you've all had an amazing easter/weekend  
cole xoxox

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dainty doll powder blushes review.

Hello lovelies,
As most of you probably know recently dainty doll have been selling on amazon and fragrance direct. After reading about it on twitter (@coleoftheball follow me !!) I decided to pick up 2 of there blushes.

The first blush I chose was hippy shake, which is a lilac colour in the pan. When on the skin it is a beautiful light pink shimmery blush. It looks amazing as a highlight and looks fab on pale skin.

The other blush I got was my girl. This is a shimmery pink colour, which on the skin is quite bright. I think this will look so amazing on any skin tone as its so super pigmented you can really build it up.

Heres the swatches, sorry there not very clear.
Top-My girl
Bottom-Hippy shake

Have you guys tried anything from dainty doll?

Cole xoxox

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Collection cream puff review!

Hello lovelies,
Today i've got a review for you. These are matt moisturising lip creams and they are amazing. They are such pretty colours and I bought the two pink shades that were in my boots, they also have a couple of nude shades. So lets get on before I start rambling.

Left;Fairy cake
Right;Cotton candy

The two shades I picked up are cotton candy and fairy cake. Fairycake is a gorgeous pinky coral colour which I think will look fabulous in the summer. The other shade Cotton candy is a muted rosy pink colour. 

Just to confuse these swatches are the opposite way around to the photo above ooops!
Left;Cotton candy
Right;Fairy cake

Although these are matte lip creams, they don't cling to dry patches and they feel super moisturising. I find they last somewere between 4-5 hours as long as you don't eat or drink. If you do I found that they rubbed of straight away and left a lovely stain around the edges of my lips (not good!) I wouldn't go as far to say the finish was matte as when applied they ar quite glossy, as they wear they end up somewere between matte and glossy. I dont think you could get away with these if you had super dry lips but if you only have a few patches like me you should be ok.

Overall I love these and at £2.99 they are such a bargain. I now need to get my hands on the Rimmel apocalips so I can compare them.

Hope you are all having a fab weekend
cole xoxox

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What's in my bag? The blogger bag

Hello lovelies,
Today i've decided to post a what's in my bag post because my new bag has just arrived and I thought I could get the post up before it got to messy.

My bag is the celebrity studded bottom bag from ebay, I think is probably one of the biggest bags in the b/fblogger community. If any of you were wanting to take a look heres the link

So lets see what's inside

Primark purse and sunglasses
I pod nano
I pad and apple headphones
nail file
Extra peppermint gum
mini hairbrush
impulse sweet smile
house key
nivea caregloss and shine (the pink one)

and my on the go makeup bag
Rimmel stay matte powder
Essence all about cupcake
mini bourjous black silver eye liner
superdrug little green tin
eco tools mini kabuki

So as you can see I dont have the most exciting handbag in the world, but there ya go.
Leave me some post requests below :)

cole xoxox

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Vanilla cupcakes with fondant decoration.

Hello lovelies,
today I thought i'd share a recipie with you. I love these cupcakes they are so tasty but so simple here's what you will need.

For the cakes 
225g self raising flour
225g sugar
225g butter
2-3 eggs
a splash of milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
For the icing
250g icing sugar
100g butter
1/2 block ready to roll icing
whatever sparkly bits you want.

Step 1.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Step 2.
Cream together the butter and sugar till the colour is light.

Step 3.
Crack in the eggs and mix adding a small amount of flour to stop the mixture curdling.

Step 4.
Add the vanilla essence and the sieve in the rest of the flour and fold in.

Step 5.
Put the mix in colourful cases and bake for 20-25 minutes

Step 6.
Make up the icing and fill a piping bag.

Step 7.
Cut out the fondant into shapes using cookie cutters

Step 8.
Once the cakes have cooled ice decorate and devour!

Let me know if you try these? 

cole xoxox

A updated everyday makeup

Hello lovelies,
Today I'm doing an updated everyday makeup. The last time I did one of these I took the pictures with my ipad and they were shocking quality so I thought i'd update it so lets get on!

Products used (In the order I put them on my face)

Rimmel match perfection foundation  010 light porcelain 
Real techniques buffing brush 
Collection lasting perfection concealer 1 fair
Real techniques pointed foundation brush 
Rimmel stay matte powder 001 transparent
Eco tools mini kabuki brush 
Urban decay naked basics Faint and naked 2 (used for eyebrows)
Sarah ashton angled liner brush 
Rimmel soft colour blush 010 santa rose
Real techniques contour brush 
17 wild curls mascara 
Rimmel scandal eyes waterproof kohl 001 black 

As you can more than probably tell I've gone a bit Rimmel crazy at the moment. I'm also not wearing any lipstick (shock horror) I've just got a little bit of the body shop mango lip butter on.

Do you use any of these products? 

cole xoxox

Friday, March 15, 2013

Red nose day nails.

Hello lovelies,
I presume most of you know today is comic relief or red nose day. For any of you who don't know what this is  pop over to to find out a little more. So because and quirky and all that I decided to paint my nails on the theme of red nose day. I'm actually quite impressed with myself. Heres the end result.

apologies for the awful photography :/

did any of you do something funny for money :)
cole xoxox

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bloglovin and gfc

Hello lovelies,
So you've probably seen about 25637353364 of these posts today but I'd just like to say that I have moved over to bloglovin I've been thinking about it for about a month and all this gfc talk gave me a well needed kick up the arse. I hope you follow me on bloglovin and continue on this wonderful journey with me (bloody hell getting deep now :/ ) so here's the link click on it !!!!

Hopefully I'll see you soon
Cole xoxox

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Monday, March 11, 2013

New twitter a fresh start !!

Hello lovelies,
Today I have a quick post for you I've made a new twitter account my other was just being taken over by spam and celebrity's so I've decided to have this twitter completely for my blog and all things beauty

If you want the heads up on posts and all the extras pop over to twitter and follow me @coleoftheball

Hope you've had a lovely weekend and Monday have any of you seen the snow we had a bit but not enough to stick :(


Saturday, March 09, 2013

Urban decay naked basics review.

Hello lovelies, 
Today i'm going to be reviewing the naked basics palette. I got this for my birthday and i've worn it every day since. 

urban decay naked basics palette £20.00
I love how I can even use the shades for my brows, as 5 of the 6 are totally matt. The shadows are insanely pigmented and I find they last most of the day even on my ridiculously oily eye lids. 

from left to right 
venus, foxy, w.o.s, naked 2, faint and crave 

overall I love this palette and am seriously considering getting the original naked palette!

Have you tried this?
let me know down below 
ciao for now 
cole xoxox

FashionistA palette review.

Hello lovelies,
I recently picked up a fashionistA palette after hearing and reading miss budget beauty rave about there blushes. In the end I picked up 3 blushes and an eyeshadow (which i'm using as a bronzer more on that later!)

Top left - Eyeshadow-Nude
Top right - Blush-Rose thrill
Bottom left - Blush-New york
Bottom right - Blush-Butterscotch 

I'm so glad I bought these they are amazing the pigmentation is fabulous. I find they blend amazingly and all 4 look great. My favourite has to be new york, it's a gorgeous pinkly coral with loads of shimmer. The eyeshadow I picked to use as a bronzer is a perfect colour for me. The actual bronzer colours are quite dark so if you are pale skinned like me I suggest you check out the eyeshadows. 
Rose thrill, Nude and Butterscotch are all completely matt, but new york is packed full of shimmer. 

 from the left Nude, Rose thrill, New york and Butterscotch.

Have you tried any FashionistA products?
let me know down below 
ciao for now 
cole xoxox

Topshop peel off nails Review.

Hello lovelies,
Today i'm going to be reviewing this gorgeous peel off polish by topshop. It is in the colour straight laced which is a beautiful lilac/grey colour which is perfect for spring. 
Topshop peel off nails in straight laced £6.00
I find its completely opaque after 2 coats and I really like the formulae. As for the peel off aspect I love it! I think its a brilliant idea the only thing I would say is that it does start to peel off after wearing it all day but personally that does not bother me as I change my nails every day anyway. I would recommend this to anyone who loves painting their nails but hates taking it off. Its also amazing for glitter as it peels off just as easily. Overall I think topshop have done amazing with this.

Topshop straight laced and Barry M rose quartz glitter.

ciao for now 
cole xoxox

Hauling #1 Topshop, Primark and Superdrug

Hello lovelies,
Today i've got a haul for you. I would love to know if these type of posts intrest you. Before we start just a quick disclaimer to say i'm not bragging. I hope that all you guys know that but just incase there you go.


Lace trim socks £3.50 each or £8 for 3 
Is it just me or does everyone and their dog have some of these socks. I love them so much there so cute!
Skull and cross rings £3.50 reduced from £12.50

I fell in love with these rings especially the rose gold ones they are amazing I am a bit annoyed though because in my excitement I picked up a small instead of a medium! *face palm*


Dip dye skull jumper £8.00
 How could I not get this. The camera doesn't do it justice at all!

Aviator sunglasses £2.00
 I needed some sunglasses and had a pair of these last year but I have no idea were they are so I decided to pick some more up 

Spiked headband £1.50

Leather and spiked headband £1 reduced from £2.50
As you may have noticed I like spikes ALOT!! So I decided to pick these up.

Bracelet pack £1.50

I picked these up on a whim at the till and i'm so glad I did. There so simple yet add so much to an outfit.

BAM! crop top £4.00
 To be quite honest im not even sure why I got this but I love it. I think it will look great with a skater skirt.

Denim look skater skirt £10.00
 I was actually looking for a black skater skirt when I came across this and I couldn't not have it. 

camo print purse £2.00 reduced from £4.00
 I wanted a new purse. This one is camo and has studs on it, need I say more!

Black no metal hair bobbles £1.00
 I think these are pretty self explanatory.


Coconut and almond intensive conditioner 99p each or 2 for £1.49

 I love this stuff and I will always have a tub or two.

Barry m Gelly hi-shine in Greenberry and textured nail effects
in kingsland road. £3.99 each or 2 for £6.00
 I've read so many good things about these polishes and decided to give them a try.

FashionistA palette £5.00
and the blushes new york, nude, rose thrill and butterscotch
£4.00 each

I've been wanting to try these since miss budget beauty mentioned them a couple of months ago, and when I walked in superdrug today they had an offer were you could fill the palette for £10.00. I jumped at the chance and got three blushes and an eyeshadow, although I will be using it for bronzer, as it is the perfect pale colour for my skin. 


Chit chat highlighter £1.00

Poundland isn't the place i'd think about going for makeup but everyone seems to rave about this and say its a dupe for benefit high beam. So I thought i'd see what the fuss is about and for £1 its not going to break the bank.

Have you bought anything nice recently?
let me know down below
ciao for now
cole xoxox