Sunday, 10 August 2014

A rare pampering session and a wedding road trip

This week I did something I've never done before. I got my hair and makeup done for a night out (a wedding party), and it was a proper treat! I didn't even put that much effort in for my school formal, although there's a reason those photos have been banned for life!

I quite enjoyed getting pampered even though it's an oddly self indulgent experience. Luckily my hairdresser (Sharon from Stafford Hair) and MUA (Rebecca Bryson) are also my friends so it's just as much of a catchup and a gossip as it is a beauty session. 

The results as captured by Rebecca (go see her at Bexberry.co.uk) are fab!


And sure wasn't I being the selfie queen on the 2 hour trip to Donegal, just because I felt fab!



All ready to go and still holding up!
Cardigan and A-line Mesh Panel Skirt from Tesco both £3 in the sales, T-shirt from Primark and Shoes from Newlook. 

And lasted well through the night (even after a few vodka blackcurrents)

Awk you have to be good yourself sometimes don't you? Maybe next time I'll up my pamper game with my first ever facial or a massage! Stay tuned to find out!



Tuesday, 27 May 2014

OOTD featuring Tesco & New Look


I've been majorly obsessed by dresses recently, skater dresses especially. My obsession has gotten to the point where I realised recently I have do not own any jeans or skirts anymore. 

Like, none! 


Cue the need for a new look and, given that I'm off to Egypt in 6 weeks, it needed to be a cheap one. I grabbed this skater skirt in uh... New Look for just £4! The Transformers T-shirt was £8 in Tesco and, as with any round neck tee I own, I cut the neck off to give comfort and make it a bit more "me". 

Make sure to check out the New Look sale at the minute as it is full of wee gems at bargainous prices!
And if you like your geek culture t-shirts then both Tesco & Asda have a wide range of official merchandise in their Men's sections for around £8 - £10. 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

What's in my makeup bag?


If I ever properly considered the amount of makeup I carry with me every day (even when I'm not wearing it) I'd probably freak out. Long gone are the days when I'd struggle to find a mascara, if the apocalypse happened tomorrow and lipstick became currency then I'd be sorted for at least a week! 

Here you'll see the "recently-cleaned-due-to-a-spill" contents of my everyday makeup bag. I don't wear all of it most days but it is constantly with me in case of some makeup emergency my vanity is planning for. It doesn't count the blusher/cuticle cream/cuticle oil/lip balm/nail polish/nail file/cover up powder/perfumes/moisturiser I've just spotted while rummaging through my bag for a pen. 


I'm fairly scundered if I'm honest... That's embarrassed for you non Northern Irish folk. But also, and I'm being really honest here, I'm not one bit sorry!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

New favourite item alert!

Sometimes the best things in life are unplanned and really simple. My new cardigan is definitely one of those things. I picked it up from H&M last Tuesday after coming out of work to discover mini summer had hit and my reliably big black winter coat was now punishment instead comfort. 

Of course it's grey. I love grey, I find it very hard not to buy grey clothes and usually end up wearing some form it (see my Primark dark grey leggings as a firm example of this! I have repurchased these countless times!) 

The long length means it's very flattering, you could easily wear this with a cute dress & leggings or some jeans & a t-shirt for an uber casual look. Oh and the best bit? It's only £7.99! Yay for not being overpriced! 


I may have also got the black version. Oops!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

The terrible two reunited... And then shopping happened.



Living in Belfast and Manchester it's rare that we get the chance to hang out in person. Last week we made the most of being in the same city by going for a bit of grub and having a nosy round House Of Fraser. More specifically round their Beauty Confidential which was giving customers the chance to learn about this season's beauty trends and pick up discounts and deals on their most popular products. With full stomachs and burning purses we took advantage of the beauty counters offering to test some of their products on us whilst we were there!


Michelle at Bobbi Brown working out the best foundation & concealer.



Michelle at Dior getting a Lip and Brow demo

                  ( I do smile, honest!) 


Bellá Pierre demonstrated the joys of mineral makeup for Bex


Big Brows and Bold Lips from Dior (although could do with some colour corrector round those eyes!)


Bex sneakily grabbed this gorgeous new highlighter from Dior which wasn't actually released until the next day! 


We both went for the Universal Brow Styler. Too good not to!


Michelle picked up this amazing/scary looking lipstick from Dior in cruise


Bobbie Brown moisture rich foundation and corrector (for the old eye bags) 

Stay tuned to see how we cope with these when they're not being professionally applied! 

Bex & Michelle 
Xx

Monday, 21 April 2014

Bride of Hearts Nails

I mentioned earlier this week that we're coming in to Bridal season with Hen & Stag season well under way. 

Well last week I was lucky enough to send off my friend, and fellow FABB girl, Dawn & her Maid of Honour by doing their nails before they jet of to America for the ultimate Vegas wedding!


Dawn was adamant she didn't want typical "bridal" nails and wanted to make an impact. These gorgeous Gel Hearts definitely live up to the brief. Totally cute, long lasting & durable too!


Check out Dawn over at www.inanityandthegirl.com 

As I post this she will be in the chaos of getting ready for her wedding later on today. Congrats to Dawn & Dave! Hope you have an awesome day!

WWBWD: Marvel's Black Widow gets her nails done

Continuing yesterday's Super hero/villain theme I'm actually showing off my own nails today! 

When watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier I was disappointed, yet unsurprised, to see Scarlett Johansen rocking short bare nails. 

Perfect for fighting bad guys but not great for the nail art loving cosplayer in me. So I started thinking, if it came to nail art: 

"What would Black Widow do?"


I hope you agree that these are nails Natasha Romanov herself would be proud to wear. Subtle, pretty, functional, and a bit of an ode to her long time love (an Easter egg to the fans who've seen the film, I won't spoil it for those who haven't!)

So what do you think?!