Piano Works - Farringdon

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


If you follow me on my social media you might have noticed that over the past few months I've frequented Piano Works a few times!

I didn't want to do one blog for each night so I figured I'd compile the four occasions into one!

Can we start off my appreciating the body I wore for my birthday
When this arrived at the office everyone took the piss out of me. To be fair when it arrived it didn't have this black bikini top under it so it did just look like a piece of netting.

But I love my caged body

#nicholascage

Its from Missguided and you can find it here

Its half price so move fast!

As you can see if its your birthday at Piano Works you get a sign with your name and you get to dance at the front whilst they sing to you 


Some people are keener than others..

This is on another birthday when we went.... Annie was pleased to be there...Oli and James not so much!

Look at me getting carried away.. I haven't even told you what Piano Works is!

Its a bar in Farringdon where they have two pianos and a band in the middle on a stage. You can write down requests and they sing pretty much any song.

Please note they do not know any Hilary Duff or So Solid Crew...believe me I've asked.

Its a great place for birthdays as even the friends who "don't like clubbing" have fun! Its not a pretentious club like some of the places I go!

We also went back the weekend after my birthday for my flatmate Louisa's birthday 

I wore my favourite blue lucky dress and made friends with the photographer


I would recommend booking a table in advance if you're going in a big group and try and get a booth rather than a table by the bar.

In terms of drinks its a bit expensive...but everywhere in London is! Its not like a night out in Southampton or anything when you can get a shot for a £1!

If someone else is paying though...order the giant pornstar martini! 

Actually don't...total waste of money. Order champagne. Especially as sometimes they have £10 off vouchers online

Please note that the tequila shots here come with salt and chilli on the rim...I don't understand why and it is a spicy surprise when you get them! Just a warning!

I highly recommend planning a night there in 2017 

Drink, dance and sing the night away.

Ask for Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon and you've got yourself a PARTYYYY

My Top Three Eyeshadow Palettes

Sunday, 19 February 2017


I have quite a few eyeshadow palettes in my collection, so I thought I would just review my top three for you!


Top to bottom:

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette
Urban Decay Naked Palette




Urban Decay Naked Palette


This was the first expensive palette I ever purchased and I remember deliberating it for ages!

It has a kind of velvet casing which I think they've now changed to be plastic, which is sensible as the velvet does get quite dirty!

This palette contains 12 shades ranging from a very light brow highlight colour all the way to a glittery black



You can tell which shades I like best, Naked is the perfect transition colour and I use it nearly every time I do eyemakeup



Buck is another great transition shade and Half Baked is beautiful



My only dislike is I wish the colour Creep was a matte black rather than a shimmer.

You can do basically any bronze eye with this palette though which is why I love it


Too Face Sweet Peach Palette


I actually won this palette in a giveaway and was SO happy. Its had quite a lot of hype over the past year and was sold out for ages.

It contains 18 shades, from a pure white, through the pink range, into terracotta colours, purples and black

So you can do so many looks with this!



I love the three colours down the left to set the eyelid before applying any eyeshadow and the shimmery browns are great for the lid



Puree and Summer Yum are such nice warm transition shades to do a warm smokey eye and Charmed I'm Sure is great to make a smokey eye darker

Although this is hard to get hold of I love it because you could travel with just this and need no other colours.

Apart from (again) a matte black


BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette


So I'm kind of obsessed with Carli, she has the same colouring as me, is vegan, obsessed with cats and I just feel like we would be friends if I knew her

This palette is so so reasonably priced, but it is limited edition so try and buy it asap!

It contains 10 eyeshadows and 4 highlighters

This is another palette where you can create so many looks



As you can see it is well loved (and I even cleaned it for this photo) the shades are so pigmented and glittery and the highlighters are amazing



I like that there are some mattes in here too and it has a deep matte shade although its not quite black.

A perfect palette for any skintone!


And those are my three faves...comment below your favourite palette! 


2016 Beauty Favourites

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


Ok I'm aware its now February...and 2016 seems like a really long time ago.

But I thought I would post my 2016 beauty favourites anyway!

These are the products I fell in love with in 2016 so I've tried not to include things I loved in 2015!


Primer: One Heck of a Blot
I think this is my favourite primer ever. This is the same kind of texture as Benefit Porefessional, it isn't clear and siliconey like the Smashbox one or L'Oreal Infallible one which I mentioned in my 2015 and 2014 favourites.

Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
This is my favourite foundation for day to day, its really light and more like a BB Cream than a foundation.

and

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD
This makes your skin look flawless and can be built up to a full coverage which I like. I like how many colours and undertones Make Up For Ever do!

Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me 
This is a dupe for the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard and I love it. Its easy to blend and provides enough coverage :)



Powder: L'Oreal Infallible
This is my favourite powder that provides coverage. I want to try out the MAC Pressed Powders, but this is pretty good for drugstore!
and
Soap and Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Powder
I love this powder for setting under my eyes. I either use a brush or a damp beauty blender if I want more coverage. Its really brightening and I love it.





Blush: Benefit Coralista (top left)
I have quite a few blushes but I think this one is my favourite. Its a nice fresh peachy colour

Bronzer: Benefit Hoola (top right)
This is really blendable and not too orange and I love it.



Cream Bronzer: Chanel Tan De Soleil
This is my favourite cream bronzer ever. Its really blendable and looks natural on a "no makeup, makeup day".



Highlighter: Becca Opal
I got this in September and absolutely love it. Its lasted ages as this is on the mini version!




Eyeshadow Palettes: BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel
I think this is my favourite palette ever. The highlighters are incredible as are the eyeshadows. And its so cheap!

and

Too Faced Sweet Peach
I love the deeper tones in this palette and of course the fact it smells like peaches!



Eyeliner: NYX Matte Liquid Liner
This eyeliner is incredible. I don't think I'd ever use another. The applicator is so easy to use and its so black and matte!

Mascara: L'Oreal Telescopic
This has been my favourite mascara for years, but I have a new favourite now...



I couldn't not mention this L'Oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara I have been using in 2017.

I think I prefer it to the Telescopic which I've loved for years.

This is the brush for the Flash Lash Sculpt


And this is the Telescopic so you can see the difference




Brows: L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper
This has been in my past two yearly favourites and I love it. It lasts forever and keeps my brows in place all day.
and

Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade
Again, I've loved this for years. I just bought a new one and I love how fleeky deekkk it makes my brows. Its amazing and also lasts forever!



Nail Varnish: Burberry OxBlood
This is my favourite red nail varnish. Its the perfect deep shade

and

No7 Stay Perfect in Practically Perfect
This is my favourite nude nail varnish. Nothing else beats it! Even OPI and Nails Inc


Lipgloss: Kylie Cosmetics So Cute Gloss
This is such a pigmented gloss and I'm obsessed

Liquid Lipstick: Sleek Matte Me in Birthday Suit
I've loved this for years and its such a nice mauvey colour

Red Lipstick: Burberry Oxblood
This is my favourite red and it matches the nail varnish above!

Nude Lipstick: MAC Blankety
I love this colour that I won in a giveaway last year. So creamy and pretty!



And that's it! What were your favourite makeup items from 2016?

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