Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October beauty top 5

Is it just me that thinks this month has gone sooooo fast! I've had such a crazy but amazing month and I'm so sad it's over but it's closer to Christmas so I'm not complaining to much! Onto my favorites...


The first two products I have are for the lips, the first is the Nivea lip butter in caramel cream. I dug this out when it started to go cold as I get horrendously dry and sore lips. This has really helped moisturize my lips, and I also forgot how good it smells! The next product is the Rimmel moisture renew lipstick in Glam plum fulham, this colour is so gorgeous pinky purple. Its also really moisturizing and just nice to wear. Lastly for makeup I have the Sleek vintage romance palette I think I've probably mentioned this in at least 40% of my posts this month I love it that much! If you'd like to see an in depth review and swatches I reviewed it Here.

Next is this gorgeous Essie nail polish in aruba blue. This is such a gorgeous metallic blue and it reminds me a lot of Opi unfor-greta-bly blue. If you'd like to see nail swatches I reviewed it Here.

Finally I have a body butter from the body shop, this is the choccomania sent and it smells amazing, this is one of the body shops thicker butters so its a little more moisturizing than some of the thinner ones which are amazingly moisturizing and did I mention how good it smells!! 

 So that's it! 

 What are your favorites this month?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Whats in my travel makeup bag Autumn edition

Aloha! So I'm currently on holiday at a haven park with my family, therefore I thought I'd show you what I took in my makeup bag. Some of you may think that this is a ridiculous amount but with us not going abroad I can take as much as I wan't to. Also I've started a little project called the #bigblogmasproject and I'd love you guys to get involved, there will be a post up with more details in the next couple of days so keep your eyes peeled.


So base wise I've stuck to what I like to use on a daily basis, so for my first product I have the Seventeen bb cream in light. If your a regular reader f my blog you will more than likely know how much I love this stuff. Next up I have my Maybelline fit me concealer in 15, if you don't like collection lasting perfection I'd highly recommend this one. Next I have another concealer which I have been trying out, my friend Theresa bought me the Catrice camouflage cream in 020 light beige over from Germany and so far so good. Next up is the Collection pressed powder in 18 ivory, i'd say this was probably my favourite face powder as it's so finely milled. Finally for base I have the two newest blushers to my collection, the first is the Topshop cream blush in flush which I reviewed Here I really like this and its so easy to work with. The second and final blush I have is the Rimmel stay blushed liquid cheek tint in pop of pink, this one isn't as easy to work with but I love the colour it leaves so I'm willing to work with it!


Eye wise I've got my holy grail liquid eyeliner which is Collection fast stroke in black and my holy grail pencil eyeliner Avon super shock in black. Next up I have two of the essence bits that Theresa bought me, the Essence I love extreme volume mascara has become a firm favourite of mine and the Essence colour arts eye base is really nice. Finally I have probably my two favourite palettes at the moment, the first is the Urban decay naked basics palette which is amazing quality and incredibly versatile I reviewed it Here and the second is something I haven't really shut up about this month and its the Sleek vintage romance palette so I don't to go on about how much I love this for the 54999999th time I reviewed it Here.

I think I may have gone a little OTT with lipsticks considering I will probably only wear 2 or 3 but a girl needs options! So first of I have Rimmel Moisture renew in 470 Glam plum fulham, I love this it's so moisturizing and just generally enjoyable to wear. Next I have the Collection gothic glam in 3 revenge, this one is a little more drying than the Rimmel one but it's the most gorgeous deep red/purple. Then I have the only neutral that I'm taking and its Mac creme cup, this is just the perfect nudey pink colour. Then for this row I have the P2 sheer glam lipstick in 090 sex and the city, this is one of the more toned down colours in taking with me it is a gorgeous sheer berry colour.


For my final set of lipsticks I have Lacura beauty classic red, which has the perfect blend of pigmentation and staying power and has the very perfect price of only £1.99. Then I have Seventeen supreme shine in Deep secret, this is very similar to Glam plum fulham but it is a little darker and a little more vampy. Then I have the blogger favourite Rimmel kate moss in 107, I've only worn this one once so far but I really really love it and it lasts for hours! The last makeup product in my bag is the Seventeen lip crayon in Heartbreaker which is another toned down berry but this one leans slightly towards a terracotta. 

 So that's it! 

 Do you guys take this many lipsticks away or is it just me?


Sunday, October 27, 2013

An autumn FOTD.

This lipstick is a lot darker and a lot more purple but the camera wasn't having any of it!

Hey lovelies, Today I though i'd show you a quick little autumn face of the day. I've been reaching for purples and golds a lot in the past couple of weeks I just love how they look together.

 Products used... 


 Seventeen BB cream - Light 
 Collection pressed powder - 18 Ivory 
Maybelline fit me concealer - 15 
Topshop cream blush - Flush 


 Sleek vintage romance palette - Court in Cannes all over the lid and Forever in Florence in the crease Seventeen backlash mascara 
Essence I love extreme volume mascara Lips Seventeen supreme shine lipstick - Deep secret


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Coleoftheball is 1!!!!

Hello! Now this is a quick post just to celebrate that on the 26th of October 2012 I sat down and wrote my first ever post. Through blogging I've made some amazing friends and to top it all of I recently reached 350 bloglovin' followers and 1'000 twitter followers. I just want you all to know that I am eternally grateful for all the support I receive of you guys. Here's to another year *clinks glasses* Thank you so much for being amazing!

Friday, October 25, 2013

The sunshine award!

So up until about two weeks ago I didn't even know this was a thing, I was tagged by the lovely Jess from Dungarees & donuts (You should all go check Jess out she's fab) But in a nutshell you have to answer 11 questions and tag 11 lovely, positive and inspiring.

 So here we go! 
 The rules of the Sunshine award are: 
You have to post a picture of the Sunshine award in the blog post.
 Post 11 random facts about yourself. 
Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you. 
Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers. 
Write 11 questions for them to answer. 
Also let the bloggers you nominated know you have nominated them.

 11 Random facts... 

 1. I have a teeny tiny obsession with ice cream and gravy (but not together) 
2. I have to sleep in complete darkness yet i'm scared of the dark.
 3. I'm a complete wimp when it comes to horror films I only managed half of woman in black :/ 
4. Since I started watching youtube and reading blogs I barely ever watch tv anymore.
 5. I have a medical condition called Hip dysplasia. 
 6. For my options I picked art, business, catering and drama. 
 7. I want to be a chef or baker and one day own my own little tea shop. 
 8. My favourite colour is purple. 
9. One of my bestest friends ever lives in Germany and it makes me sad :( 
 10. I used to be a big reader but I don't ever really read anymore but I want to get back into it. 
 11. I am terrified of birds and I have no reason why. 

 Questions from Jess.. 
 1. Favourite beauty product of the year so far? 
 Urban decay naked basics palette. 

 2. What programme is your guilty pleasure? 
 I do love a good bit of TOWIE (Did I actually just admit this) 

 3. What's the most outrageous thing you've done to your appearance? (bright hair, weird piercing etc) My hair is bright red and it has been since I was 11.

 4. What on a blog makes you follow? 
 Pretty pictures and detailed reviews. 

 5. How did you think of your blog name? 
I'm not 100% sure really it kind of just popped into my head. 

 6. How did you meet your best friend? 
 I don't really have a proper best friend but I met one of my closest friends because she lives on my road and one of my other closest friends I met when she came over from germany on an exchange with school. 

 7. One thing you want to do before your next birthday? 
 oooooh this is really hard I think i'd say reach 400 bloglovin followers! 

8. Favourite high street store? 
 Another hard one but I think i'd have to say boots. 

 9. Something you cannot leave your favourite store without? 
 Some sort of makeup item. 

 10. How many blog followers do you have?
 341 on bloglovin' and 237 on GFC (This is a scheduled post so these numbers may be different now)

 11. Three things you can't leave the house without? 
 Phone, headphones and a lipstick 

 Ok so that's it for Jess' questions now onto mine. 

 1. Most worn lipstick? 
2. If you found a £50 note on the floor what would you buy with it? 
 3. What would your dream outfit consist of? 
 4. Favourite food? 
 5. What's your skincare routine? 
 6. What camera do you use? 
 7. What phone do you have? 
8. Top 3 favourite bloggers?
 9. If you were stranded on a desert island and you could take 3 specific products with you what would they be? 
10. Favourite film? 
11. When did you publish your first blog post? 

 So that's it I tag...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Topshop cream blush - Flush

Up until this point I was a cream blush virgin, I'd always been put of by the fact people say you need to avoid them if you have oily skin. But in the end I came to the conclusion that if I didn't try them I'd just wonder forever if I liked them, and I'm so glad I did I love it. This is a cream to powder formula so it stays for hours and hours. The colour is so beautiful, it's a neon pink that blends out so nicely to leave a rosy glow behind it's sooo pretty.


Have you guys tried any Topshop makeup products?


Monday, October 21, 2013

Brand interview #3 - The button parlour

Hello lovelies,

 Today I'm going to be interviewing the lovely girl who runs The button parlour and hand makes some gorgeous button and cord bracelets. Here's what she had to say... 

 Well I sell handmade bracelets that are generally made using coconut wood buttons with some detail carved onto them, and the bracelet itself is made using a coloured cord. Most of the bracelets are made using buttons with anchors carved onto them, however there are a few different ones just so it's not all the same! I only set up a couple of months ago. Well I started making them in July and this is when I set up my Etsy shop, but I have only recently joined Twitter and Facebook to try and promote the bracelets a little more. 

 And onto the questions 

  Why did you set up The button parlour? 

 I set up The Button Parlour as I couldn't find anything else like these. I'm very particular about a lot of things and I tend to know exactly what I want, I can always picture things in my head but always struggle to find them! I'd made one of these bracelets already for myself and wore it everyday for weeks and absolutely loved it so I thought why not give it a try! 

  Where did you get the idea to set up The button parlour? 

I don't know how I got the idea for The Button Parlour really. I wasn't looking to try and start a business as such, I just made one for myself one day and then my friends liked them and all wanted me to make them some, and I thought actually these are pretty cool. I've always struggled to find jewellery that I like as I'm not really into the big fashion pieces. I like more understated unusual pieces that are easy to wear and I love how something as simple as a button and some cord can be turned into exactly that.

  Is there anyone you couldn't have set up your business without? 

I wouldn't say there is anyone I couldn't have started the business without, although mentality wise I don't think I'd have taken it so far without my partner. He's been really supportive and encouraged me to carry on with it and not give up! Which has definitely been a great help so yeah, I have a lot to be thankful for. 

  What's your favourite thing you are currently selling? 

My favourite thing I am currently selling is probably either the nude/beige anchor button bracelet or the black anchor button bracelet. They're both so easy to wear with anything and you aren't limited to colours, and I love the anchor design. 

  When creating your bracelets were do you look for inspiration? 

My inspiration just comes from the things I love really. I don't see the point in making a bracelet that I don't really like or wouldn't wear myself, as I'd never feel happy selling it. I love the whole nautical thing and thought the anchor buttons were quite cool so by using different coloured cords to make them there should hopefully be a colour to suit everyone. I'm always looking out for new ideas online so if I find a button I like no doubt you'll see it on a bracelet in the near future. 

 You can find The button parlour on Twitter Here Etsy Here and Facebook Here 

 I hope you enjoyed this post, if there are any brands you'd like me to interview leave their twitters below and I will check them out.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Vaseline paint the town red - Review and swatches

Vaseline limited edition No.3 - Paint the town red £3.49 Here

 To be 100% honest with you I'm a little annoyed I paid £3.49 for this I got a little excited at the till and I didn't even look at the price I just threw it in my basket. Don't get me wrong I like it I just don't think its worth £1.50 more than the normal tins of vaseline.


As you can see on my lips it gives a tiny amount of tint but nothing amazing, my lips are very pigmented anyway but I was expecting a little more colour. I really like the way it smells, a little sweet and quite fruity. 

 Overall I quite like this but I don't think it's that much different to any of the other vaseline's. 

 Have you tried this? 
 Do you have either of the other limited edition vaseline's?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Top 5 -- Autumn/winter nail polishes.

Hey lovelies, apologies for the lack of post on Friday I've been feeling a little under the weather and I'm currently swamped with homework. Onto the positives, when looking through my blog archive I realized that the first post I ever wrote was a autumn/winter nail polish post! Which is here. May I just add I think I may have been a little flash happy the pictures are so glairy! So on with today's post, hopefully it will be a little better!

Now I tried this with the magnet once and it went so horribly wrong I never attempted it ever again. That being said I love the colour its quite a dark metallic lilac and it's great to reach for when you want something purple but not to vampy. Wear wise I can get two or three days out of this before it starts to look tatty.

 I said it in my post and I will say it again now, I love a good nude this ones just right for my skintone it is very light so I don't think it would suit everyone. I also love the creme finish of it. It's perfect! The only down side is the wear it doesn't chip to much but because it's so light it just seems to attract dirt and it ends up looking quite grubby unless you've done nothing all day.


3.Rebel young 218 

 I have no idea how much this cost as Theresa (my German friend) sent it me for my birthday and I love it. It's a very pinky dark red with a nice subtle gloss to it. For such a dark colour I don't expect much, but this ones wear time is pretty good it is again around the two to three day mark.

4. Barry M Black multi glitter £2.99 

 I love this it reminds me of a really clear nights sky, it's a base of black with the finest milled silver glitter I've ever seen. The wear on this is really good, I get about four to five days out of it.

Leaving the best till last this is one of the most beautiful polishes ever, it reminds me of autumn leaves and pumpkins and its just so autumnal. Wear time on this is about two to three days. I just wish it wasn't a limited edition one, the link is for one on ebay. 

 So that's it I hope you enjoyed this post


A whole lot of empties.

So I decided that a monthly empties was getting very boring as it was just the essentials so I though i'd save them up for a little while and hopefully show you something a little more interesting!


Batiste - A hint of colour vibrant and red - This stuff is fab, I can't use normal batiste as it just leaves a white residue in my hair so this is perfect. 

 Garnier fructis - colour last shampoo - This was nice it smelt pretty good but it didn't really do anything to my hair. 

Tresemme - colour protection shampoo - I really like this I find it keeps my red a little brighter and a little shinier. 

 DGJ - Berutti oil - I won this in a giveaway and I really liked it my hair felt in better condition and it also smelt fab.

 Creightons - Deep moisture conditioner - This was less than a pound from home bargains and I quite liked it, it was nothing special but it made my hair feel nice and soft.


Garnier - Mineral invisi calm after shaving deodorant - There's not much to say this it smelt nice and did what it was meant to do. 

 The body shop - Raspberry body butter - I love the body butters from the body shop, this isn't one of my favourite scents but it's nice enough. 

 Ted baker - Body wash - This was ok it smelt nice but the bottle was so strange there was no give in the plastic of the bottle so it was a complete nightmare to get anything out of. 


Tesco - Nail polish remover - I think I've probably used about 3 of these during the time I've been collecting my empties. I really don't know what to say it's just a nail polish remover. 

 Nyc - Black lace - I like this it's a nice formula but it's way past saving it's gone so gloopy. 


Superdrug - Cleanser and toner - If your a regular reader you will know I love this stuff, I find it really helps clear up my spots although it is very harsh so I'd avoid it if you have sensitive skin.

 Superdrug - Vitamin E hot cloth cleanser - I really liked this it was very gentle and didn't have a really heavy scent to it.


Seventeen - Wild curls mascara - Again if your a regular reader you will know that this was for my favourite mascara for a good 3 or 4 months. I still really like it I just have ones I like more. 

 Bourjois - Volume glamour ultra black mascara - Another mascara I really like this one gave more length than volume so I liked this one for school. 

 Mua - Mega volume mascara - Personally I didn't like this I didn't find it really did much, so I'm not a big fan.

 Seventeen - BB cream in light - This is another product I love its really nice the coverage is light to medium and it stays on really nicely! 

 So that's it all of my empties I hope you enjoyed this post.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

German beauty!

Hallo! (a little German there for you) Today I'm going to be showing you what I got in my exchange package from my lovely friend Theresa, I'm going to be doing little tiny reviews for everything so I hope you enjoy!


So first of we have the bebe relaxing care day and night cream. I'm really liking this I find it works best for my skin type as a night moisturizer as it is a little heavy in the morning for my oily skin. It also smells really nice. Next up is the flormar mango hand cream. I've been carrying this around in my bag as it sinks in so quickly it's really nice and moisturizing so its fab for on the go. Finally for random miscellaneous things is the Shawarzkopf Anti frizz lotion. I've been putting a pea sized amount of this in my hair when its wet and it's really helped to tame the frizz.


So first up for face is this beauty blender, this is from one of the German drugstores called DM I am really liking this so far although I do find I have to blend a little with my Real techniques buffing brush just to get a flawless finish. Next for face is the Catrice camouflage cream in 020 light beige, this is really nice and super creamy. Its also a pretty good colour match. Finally for face I have the Catrice defining blush in apropos apricot. This is such a pretty peach with gold shimmer it's also really subtle so it's great for school.


    from left to right Catrice concealer and Catrice blush (apologies for the really gross cut on my arm!) 


Next up I have eyes, first of is the Essence I love extreme volume mascara. This is amazing the brush is huge and it really helps build up volume. Next for eyes is the Essence stays no matter what liquid eyeliner this is really nice the brush is a little flimsy so if your not good with liquid eyeliner I wouldn't recommend it but if your pretty good at it i'd check it out. Next is the Essence colour arts eye base this feels really smooth and really helps keep your eyeshadow looking good. Finally for eyes I have the Essence quattro eyeshadow in 07 over the taupe. This is really nice as you can use it for a light day look or you can make it into a nice dark smoky look.


                                Top Essence eyeshadow quad Bottom Essence liquid liner


Finally for makeup I have lips the first thing I have Anatomicals never lose your cherry spf 8 lip balm, this smells amazing and for a liquid lip gloss type balm it moisturizes really well. The other thing I got for lips is the p2 Sheer glam lipstick in 090 sex and the city. This is a really sheer berry colour so again its great for school.


                                      Top Anatomicals lip balm Bottom P2 sex and the city


Last up in the box were 2 nail polishes the first is a top coat and its the p2 gel re fill. This is amazing it dries your nail polish so quickly and makes them really nice and shiny. The second is an essie nail polish in the shade aruba blue this is the most gorgeous metallic blue ever I love it. 

 So that's it if you would like to see full reviews on anything in this post let me know and I will put them on my To review list!