I recently came across a website called, elf.  Elf stands for ‘eyes, lips and face’, clever huh? And it sells affordable make up which ranges from £1.50 to £30. It’s an absolute bargain! I’m in love with this website and bought a few things to try out first! I would of bought more but I would of bought everything off the website and my bank balance wouldn’t be to happy if i had! I have separated my haul into three parts as there is a few photos and don’t want to confuse a lot of you.

I’m going to do these products in categories of what they are!  So, ill start off with the lip glosses bought! These are very similar packaging to the Clinique chubby sticks which are £17/£22! I bought mine for £2.50! Which I thought was a complete bargain! I obviously done my research before hand about these beautiful glosses but decided I’d trust my own advice and bought them myself!  I bought two and they are called, ‘ coco loco’ and ‘ flirty and girly’. ( photos below)

(Right, ‘flirty and girly’ and left ‘ coco loco’)
The ‘flirty and girly’ lip gloss stick is my favourite! It is pink and has a hint of shimmer/glitter through the gloss! It applies so easily and you notice the difference straight away! It’s easier to apply as its a stick and fills more of your lip faster and quicker than a normal lipstick would with a small wand! ‘Coco loco’ may not be my favourite but it is still a beautiful shade! I’d say its quite light and more brown/pink than the other gloss! It’s more a mature colour so would be great even for wearing to work just for that little hint of shine on your lips, not to vibrant but you still feel more confident with a colour on your lips! Below are some skin testers of the products! 
‘Coco loco’
‘Flirty and girly’ 
Why not go on my next blog post for the ‘elf highlighting stick’ you are going to love it! 😉

My review today is on the new ‘mua’ nail polish. What attracted me to this product was the packaging as it is very similar to ‘Essie’ a more expensive nail polish! And did I mention ‘mua’ is only £1! What a bargain!

As you can see in the photo I took, the bottling is almost identical to Essie products! (You can see the Essie bottle on one off previous posts). A glass bottle with the product name carved into it. It’s a small dinky bottle and is great for taking on your travels!
Now onto the product itself! I got a sky blue colour! First thing I noticed when I opened the packaging was that the nail polish is quite watery which wasn’t great if I’m honest! It applied quite lightly at first so had to reapply the polish 2/3 times for the finish i got ( see photo above).
 I do recommended this but I do warn you it might not be for everybody’s taste! I’m still not sure, myself if I will be purchasing another nail polish from this range! Not everything in MUA are bad though! I am loving the eye palettes and nail art products you can buy! It’s cheap and affordable and great if your just starting your makeup collection! Tell me what you think! 
Karina xoxo

Today I am doing a review on the ‘Urban Decay, Naked 2 palette’. For a long time now I have wanted this and now I finally have my hands on one, I can tell you all about this amazing product!

This palette for starters is very sturdy, the better packaging the more people it will attract and it definitely attracted me, along with the 12 gorgeous nude/dark shades you get in it! Plus as a bonus I got a free lipgloss which I’d also recommend, it tingles when you apply the pink shade and goes on very easy and has a great lasting effect!
Next I will go onto the eye shadows. Out of every eye palette I own, and I do own a lot of them! This has to be my favourite by far! That amazing I didn’t want to use it at first as it was just to pretty to use! But, obviously I did use it in the end and my gosh I’m glad I did! The shadows apply on very easy with the brush/blending brush you get in the palette. My three favourites at the moment are, half baked, snakebite and ydk! The three blending together suit my eye perfectly! I’d definitely give it a go! 
I haven’t tried out any different techniques yet with the other shadows, but I am definitely going to be! And in the upcoming weeks will be putting up different blog posts on my eyes with the different shades! I am excited as you are to see what wonderful and creative ways I can use this beautiful platte!
Karina xoxo

I have decided to do a blog today about tattoos! How to clean them, care for them and what it’s like getting one!

I have wanted a tattoo for years, but tattoos have a lot of planning behind them and aren’t a thing to rush into as its going to be with you for life! I recently got one (two days ago to be exact) so I’m going to tell you what mine means to me and what the pain is like! Then near the end of the blog explain how you care for it!

I thought long and hard about this tattoo for months and because it means a lot to me I decided to go for it! The meaning behind mine? Well.. I have seven swallows on my arm which are a memory of my seven beautiful family members which have sadly past away since ive been born. i will add to it when another sadly goes! So whenever i look at it, it reminds me of them said people who meant a lot to me! (tattoo below)

This tattoo was done by an amazing romanian artist in fort william which is near my home town, its called ‘extreme tattoo and piercings’ and id definitely give it a look at! There work is fantastic!
How painful is it!?

Me personally i never found it sore, i actually laughed a little as the vibration of the gun made my whole arm shake! If you have a good pain thresh hold like myself then you well be absolutely fine! Afterwards, I’m not going to lie to you, it is painful especially when cleaning it! Which brings me on to the last topic…
How to care for your tattoo!

You have to take great care of it as its just like having a cut, but a really big one! When you get your tattoo you will get cling film around it, keep that one for about an hour or so, until the bleedings stops then wash it withi9 warm soapy water! Then apply bepanthen, which is just nappy rash cream for babies! (photo below) and id do this for about 5/6 times a day, which is what i’m doing at the moment! Yes, it can be a pain and you have to leave a lot of time in your day to look after it but after the healing process it is totally worth it! Whatever you do, do not itch your tattoo or take of the scab when it does, or if it does! As you can take of ink and then have to go back and get it redone which is a pain! 
Oh, and don’t be afraid to take showers incase it “falls off” as i was at first, haha! Don’t listen to other peoples opinions on getting tattoos as its your opinion as everybody is different, i listened to a lot and for me? it wasnt bad at all! Have fun, and i can garentee you will spend all your money on more! 
Karina, xoxo

So recently I started buying new things for my room, and whilst cleaning I realised I have a lot of make up and make up brushes just lying about and I never knew how to store them! I didn’t want to store them away I wanted to show them on my dressing table as it would be easier access to them!

So a recent trip to ikea with my boyfriend and his family I had an absolute field day their! I still hadn’t found any storage for them until u hit the outdoor/plants area. I loads of pretty pots from large to small, bright pink to white! I fell I’m love with these two white plant pots (shown below)  they are so pretty and go really well with my room as its quite a bright room with loads of shades of cream in it.

All my brushes fit snugly into these gorgeous pots and I also found the purple pot from whsmith, it’s actually a pencil holder but I love the designs on it! Also I put my earrings on the pot to just brighten it up a bit without ruining the pot! 
I hope you like my idea and if you have any please share them below!
White pots | ikea
Purple pot | whsmith 
Earrings | forever 21 and new look.
Make up brushes | fearne cotton and Victoria Jackson.