Faux Fur, Thigh High Boots & Autumnal Walks

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I am currently obsessed with my over-the-knee boots! They're so versatile, comfy but still so stylish and really tie an outfit together. I picked up this faux fur cape which i've been wanting for a while and found a perfect one at this year's clothes show live (which I have vlogged+hauled about so check that out!).

I had the lovely pleasure of having a girly day and night out with my new gorgeous, hilarious and an angel of a lady soul mate Laura (who has just gone back to Manchester - i'm going to cry) on Sunday the 14th, we also went to see Russell Howard later that evening at the 02, which was so much fun - my jaw hurt from laughing so much! Of course us being bloggers we thought what a perfect excuse of being in London for the day to check out Regent's Park and take some outfit photos, this is going to be a pretty heavy photo post as Laura took so many! I also took some beautiful photos of Laura's outfit too so make sure you go check her blog out to see!


Luckily we found a cute little place in Regent's Park which was fairly cute, so we had a little catwalk and a lot of fun... Haha. I feel like I need to do a post on 'photos that didn't quite cut it into the blog' as there's so many funny photos where i'm mid adjusting or talking... :') What do you think?


|| Jumper - Primark || Faux Fur Cape - Market Stall || Jeans - River Island || Bag - New Look || Boots - New Look || Choker Neckace - Wanderland || Snake Ring - Wanderland ||

I absolutely love this outfit! I'd wear it every day if I could get away with it! How are you rocking over-the-knee boots this season? - i'd love to see!

I hope you have a lovely day/evening/night where-ever you are, and may you always shine like a shooting star 
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W7 Christmas Sparkles

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Christmas for me is definitely the time of year when my inner magpie truly reaches the surface, anything shimmery and sparkly catches my eye - especially more so around this season. I'll admit it, i'm a high-end/mac eyeshadow lover, I rarely venture into the drugstore world of eye-shadows. So after receiving this little package from W7, I was intrigued to try - do the shadows match up? Will the nail polish chip? What is shimmer lips?
There was something that I really appreciated about W7 - is that they asked for an honest review, which is lovely as they obviously care what us bloggers actually think of their products.

I have not photographed the shimmer lips, as this to me was a bit of a 'meh' product. It felt okay on the lips, nothing special but looked just if i'd put a bit of, well, shimmer on my lips and it just didn't look right. I completely understand the concept - shimmer for the crimbo season, but the lipstick just wasn't for me; into my sister's make-up stash it goes.

Although, do not fear as I was majorly impressed with this baby right here; an xmas jam packed glitter top coat polish, I usually tend to get my nails done - so I figured I would test it out with two thin coats on my thumb. It is literally still on my nail, this stuff is amazing. Not one single chip and the sparkles are still sparkling like fairy lights. Beautiful - and the price? Even more beautiful.



As for the toasted eyeshadow quad (swatches above, the swatch on the right is the shimmer lips) they are a beautiful formula - especially the 3 bolder colours on the left. The champagne shadow's pigment isn't too amazing, but if you foiled it i'm sure it would look beautiful. The second swatch from the left reminds me of 'Smog' from the original Urban Decay Naked Palette. I think this is the perfect newcomer palette if you're on a budget!

Have you tried anything from w7? What did you think?

Have a lovely day and may you always wake up happy, till next time...
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Christmas Make-Up

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Christmas is definitely that time of year for me that i'm loving sparkles more than ever. I am a huge glitter fan regardless of the season but the holiday/party season actually gives you a genuine excuse to smother your face in glitter and everything sparkly!
Usually my tutorials involve a lot of steps, but I wanted to show you that you can achieve an eye-catching look without 431.5 steps to get there. All you really need for this festive look is a glittery eyeliner of your choice (doesn't necessarily have to be green) a gold eye-shadow and a bold lip of your choice. Simples.


Product Listing:

Base
      Under Eye Concealer: MAC Prep & Prime 'Radiant Rose'

Eyes
Crease - Downfall
Lid - Lucky
Inner Corner - Bobby Dazzle
Lower Lash Line - Dragon
Glitter Liner: Collection Glitter Liner

Lips

You can catch the tutorial here:


I really enjoyed creating the collaboration with Alisa and loved the way it turned out! I've got a brand new filming set-up as you can see and a brand new frame of mine to go with it.
If you have any requests for make-up looks/blog posts etc... please leave me a comment below or even better tweet me at @shivonmakeupbiz as I am very active on there!

Have a lovely day where-ever you are, and may your eyes be forever sparkling.
Lots of love,
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