Mac Lipstick Review

It has finally happened I finally got a mac lipstick, I have been wanting since I became a blogger, everyone hypes about them and now it's my turn! For a birthday present I received the shade Ruby Woo which is the perfect shade for me, I love red lipsticks I own so many! Mac lipstick is quite different to any other I've tried, I found the lipstick a little difficult to apply, so on the second time of wearing it I decided to put a clear lip balm on and it glided on, once it was applied it stayed on all day long, finally a lipstick which does this! The colour stayed bright and it is a lovely shade of red, for all you lovers of red lipstick this is one you need in your collection for sure- it's the classic red that every girl needs in their collection It sounds quite silly but it just feels great to have an expensive lipstick in my collection and I love looking at the packaging as it just looks premium, I can tell MAC is going to be on going love affair of mine.

You can never have too many lipsticks right?  

A bakers tool kit #1

It's been such a long time since I've written a post about baking, although it is my favourite hobby other than blogging, I am obsessed with making sweet treats and over the last few months, I've received lots of fantastic bits and pieces to make my goodies look a bit more professional! Whilst taking the photos for this I decided I could make it into a little sequel of posts, the first one being "A bakers tool kit for cupcakes" So what do I recommend for cupcakes?

Cute Cases:
You can make the nicest cupcakes in the world, but they won't look complete without being in a nice case, I have at least 400 cupcake cases thanks to my friends and family over the last few months, but these are by far my favourites! Gives them a little girlie touch, who doesn't love pink cupcake cases hey?

Piping Bags
I can't believe I used to use a knife to put the buttercream on the cakes, how wrong was I? I have recently discovered the duo piping bag, the best thing ever, you can make your buttercream two colours and it comes through in swirls, it looks fabulous (will upload a picture of some of my creations, soon.)

Every baker needs its own set of trusty nozzles, you can put them in your piping bags to make it easier to ice, you can get so many different nozzles of any shapes and sizes, makes it so much easier for it to come and look professional (that's all what we want isn't it?!) I own about 30 nozzles, always getting new ones!

Food Colourings
You can so many bright and pretty colours, rose pink and ice blue are my favourite colours from the collection, I recommend buying concentrate colours as they last so much longer and make the colours much brighter and the price isn't that much more expensive (Get your colours from here)

Baking Tray
If you are looking to buy one, they do come under muffin tray and these are better than the smaller ones you can get for fairy cakes as it helps them to rise better and the cupcakes won't take over the baking tray like they can do with smaller ones! Splash out on an expensive tray, it does the job and will last you years and they are also easier to clean!

Bourjois Ultra Curl Mascara!

I am one of those girls who needs a mascara brush with a curve in, no matter how many mascaras I try, no matter what they claim to do, I don't think any mascara looks as big and bold as one which has been applied with a curved brush; probably just the way that I apply it! But this mascara is one of the best I've had for such a long time the only other mascara which comes close is my miss sporty one, with the curved brush, but I think this mascara is a lot better quality probably as it's more expensive, but it gives my eyes a big bold look as if they've been done with eye lash curlers first or I even get asked if I am wearing fake ones and it makes me really happy to say no, because I am able to create such a lash look with just a mascara, who doesn't love a bit of mascara hey? It also waterproof, so when you're having a bad day you're safe from those panda eyes. Yipee!  I would recommend this to anybody looking for a good reliable mascara, Bourjois has your back! Product Rating: 10/10 and it's not often that I will give a product that high of a mark!

Non Aerosol Hair Spray!

In Decembers Birch Box I received this non aerosol hair spray by d'automne and I fell in love, I didn't even know you could get non aerosol hair spray (probably a very naive thing on my part) but it's great for me one because I asthma and I pretty much give myself an attack when I do my hair, so this works quite well and also you can spray it anywhere without getting dirty looks e.g. the bus! The product itself is great, it works as well as any other hair spray, still has that hair spray smell that we all secretly love (you know it) and the sample size is great for my bag! I didn't think it would hold as well as a normal hair spray, but it actually does one of the best things I've got from a beauty box so far, will be treating myself to the full size sometime too! Product Rating: 9/10.

2014, Nice to meet you.

It's a new year, and we all know what the means, resolutions which last about three weeks at most and I know this for a fact, every year I set myself the same resolutions to loose weight and exercise and within three weeks, I find myself back to the cake and catching the bus, you start the year with this whole "new" mind set, thinking yes it's a new year I'll definitely stick to them this year, and there's a reason why we don't, we set ourselves too big resolutions and that's why we always fail! So this year I've done something a little different and decided to keep them a bit smaller and break it down rather than just loose weight, it'll be cut out the sweets almost everyday and eventually I hope to of cut back completely. Same with the exercise, walk if I can but getting the bus every now and again doesn't mean I've failed. I have decided to set myself some blogging goals for 2014. I am setting myself the biggest challenge and I asking for a lot but when I was sat thinking of how many followers I'd ideally like to achieve by the end of the year and the honest answer is 1000, and some of you may think that's not possible and it might not be, but I can hope that my blog is good enough to reach that number 12 months, do you think I can do it? Second blogging goal is to do a lot more reviews of products I received so many products at Christmas and I've also ordered a home photo studio to take pictures for days like this *it's raining outside* also considering I am hardly at home when there is any light it'll take me through to those summers days when the light is good again! Goal 3, I filmed a video in the beginning of December and I am yet to edit it, which is dreadful considering my University course features a big element on editing! But I will get my Youtube channel up and running and I will be vlogging as well as blogging in no time, and I hope people actually want to watch my videos- be prepared to laugh they are probably terrible! But I plan to have my first video this or that up by my 19th birthday in 12 days! My fourth goal will be to do an OFTD post, if you read my blog regularly you will know I have never featured my face or my body on my blog whatsoever and there is reason for this, I am incredibly body conscious and the though of taking a picture of me and putting out there for everyone to see makes me feel sick! But I hope this year will be the year when I take the plunge to do an outfit of the day post! My fifth and final goal is to just keep dungarees & donuts a blog which people enjoy reading and like coming back to every now and again to have a little read of my posts.

What do you think of my blogging goals, are they reachable? 

Red Carpet Inspired Look!

Last year one of my best friends entered the new look Christmas competition and said she had great fun creating her outfit and it turned out she actually won the competition! I love making outfit posts and when new look emailed me asking me to take part I couldn't wait to get started, this years competition was to recreate your favorite red carpet look from this year using new looks party collection. My favourite by far was Taylor Swifts outfit at the BRITS, it's an elegant look and I think Taylor looks stunning! Her dress was created by Elie Saab and it's a different look to what we are used to seeing Taylor in as she looks much more grown up! Here is my outfit choices:

Dress:  The dress I picked is very similar to the one Taylor is wearing, the gold belt on the dress is similar to the one on her dress which gives it the added touch of the black styled dress she is wearing, the dress which is featured in my post, also has a slit which on her dress she has panels of mesh which looks similar!
Ring- I picked this ring because the gem in this ring looks similar to the one she is wearing, it gives the same effect, I didn't want to pick a ring which was huge and stood out massively because hers doesn't it and I think it looks fabulous and gives an added touch to the outfit.
Bag- Although we don't see a bag in the pictures, I chose to add this particular clutch to the outfit because the straight bit of gold on the bag matches her belt and also the studs on the bag are triangular, definitely a must have with this outfit!

Shoes- In hardly any of the pictures taken at the BRITS you can't see Taylors' shoes but in one of the pictures you can slightly see that she is wearing a strapy peep toe shoe, which I think goes with this outfit although you can't really see it, in my opinion it gives a great effect!
Cuff- I love these Cuffs, they look great and I think it just gives an added effect to the outfit so the arms aren't bare, she is wearing a cuff herself, and I wanted to make it as similar as possible!
Earrings- The earrings are great because with the hair tied back it gives a more sophisticated look and ties in with the bag, I love dangley earrings (although sometimes they can look cheap) but in my opinion these look great and add to the outfit, rather than take away!

I decided not to have a necklace with this outfit because of the way that the dress is, and if you are wearing too much jewellery in my opinion it looks tacky, which is not the thing I want when I am trying to create a red carpet look as they are (mostly) glamourous! Also because Taylor isn't wearing a necklace herself!

Ciate- Mistress Review

I am addicted to buying things from blog sales at the moment as they are pretty much new items sold at low prices, I mostly buy nail varnishes which cost a bomb elsewhere, and recently stumbled on a blog sale and the girl was selling a ciatè nail varnish for £1 i've always wanted to try ciatè but it retails around £9.00 and as I can't really wear nail varnish that often due to to work, I wouldn't pay that! But yesterday I was thrilled when it arrived in the post like it was brand new! So what was my opinion may you ask? First lets start with the packaging, it's in gorgeous packaging the bottle is different to the normal shape which I like and the bow is super cute! So thumbs up as far as that goes; on to the nail varnish itself I was quite disappointed due to the fact it took 4 coats to make it look quite bold and it looks a completely different colour in the bottle to what comes out on the nails it comes out more orange and I was expecting a red. Obviously the fake nails can't test how long it lasts for so i'll have to let you know on that one when I can actually wear it on my own nails (over christmas!) But as far as getting it for a pound goes, I can't really complain- I am considering buying the colour "3am girl" which is a deep blue and it looks really bold and a statement polish, who doesn't love statement nails! I'll probably as a birthday treat for myself in the near future. But overall I give this colour a 6/10, but I won't let it put me off trying Ciatè in the future! 

What Ciatè shades have you got?

The World Of Stationary!

Everyone who knows me knows that I love stationary, I own a countless supply of notebooks, coloured pens, brightly coloured cardboard, envelops and pencils; literally could open my own stationary shop! Spending countless hours looking for pretty little notebooks and other stuff to add to my ever growing collection there are 3 sites I am always on when looking for stationary, Paperchase, Paperstone and Whsmiths, they all offer a great collection of stationary! So Paperchase is my favourite for their huge selection of super cute notebooks, and I do love a good notebook they're all bright colours and so lovely and great for gifts, they are a little pricey compared to other places but still worth every penny in my opinion! Paperstone is fantastic for their huge section of office supplies, and they're really good value for money! Being somebody who is obsessed with highlighters and keeping organized they have some amazing day to day diaries perfect as 2014 is just around the corner! When I next come into some money i'll be treating myself to a diary from there! Finally is Whsmiths most of you will of heard of them already as they are a high street chain, I am constantly popping in there for cards but like paperchase offer a huge range of lovely notebooks and folders, being a university student- I am always popping in there to buy a new folder or pens as I am constantly running out (or loosing them!) definitely the best shop on the high street for all your stationary needs. Like I said at the start of this post for all those stationary loving friends and family I would recommend buying your gifts from here, I mean who doesn't love to receive a huge bundle of stationary goodies, I know I would!

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