Sunday, 15 July 2012

My Make-up Story Tag

Hi everyone! Today's post is my makeup story question number 4 with an added photography ramble.

Q4. What does makeup mean to you?

A: Makeup means 2 things to me. First of all, when I feel I want to make myself look and feel good I like to use makeup. Secondly, it also means FUN. I really enjoy experimenting with makeup, trying out new looks aswell as new brands. Makeup is something I really really enjoy and I don't feel like I NEED to wear it, I only wear it because I want to and going bare face doesn't bother me at all. 

Hope you enjoyed!




Friday, 13 July 2012

My Top 10 Mac Products ♥

Hi everyone! I decided to film a video talking about my Top 10 Mac Products. All of the products I chose were personal to me and each of them I would wear or use on a everyday basis. Its on my youtube channel, if you haven't seen it then simply click on the link below ----->

I also took some photos of the products that I mentioned and I have little descriptions about which collections they are in, but most of them are still available from the Mac Cosmetics website. 

The products shown were: 

1. Mineralize Skinfinish in Triple Fusion - not in the permanent collection but available on Ebay

2. Blush in Prism - permanent collection

3. Cream colour base in Pearl - permanent collection 

4. Eyeshadow in Jest - permanent collection

5. Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe - permanent collection

6. Eyeshadow in Trax - permanent collection

7. Paintpot in Bare Study - permanent collection

8. Lipstick in Creme Cup - permanent collection

9 Lipstick in Up The Amp - permanent collection  

10. Lipgloss in Partial to Pink - permanent collection

If you have any questions about any of the items mentioned then PLEASE leave a comment and I will get back to you :)

Thankyou for reading!

I hope you enjoyed it :D




My Make-up Story Tag

Hi there! If you saw my previous posts on my Make-up Story then I hope you enjoy question number 3 :)

Q3. What are some of your favorite brands?

A: For high end brands I love Mac and Chanel, for drugstore brands I love Revlon and Maybelline. My makeup collection consists of a mixture of these brands and I don't only use a product because it looks nice or is expensive. I find different brands are better for different things. I like Chanel for foundation (the Vitalumiere Aqua to be specific :P) and then Mac for eyeshadows and lipsticks. The same applys for Revlon, their eyeshadows and lip products such as the lip butters are of really high quality and colour selection. Maybelline have a great choice of everything to be honest and the quality is pretty great.

What are you favourite brands?

Thanks for reading!



June Favourites 2012 ♥

Hi everyone! For some reason its been 7 days since my last post and it feels like only yesterday! Anyway, todays post is a quick one (I promise I have some rather juicy upcoming posts soon), I uploaded a new beauty video and youtube and wanted to make sure anyone who reads my blog got chance to check it out ... Its my June Favourites consisting of some skincare, makeup, books and random PANDA favourites haha, wouldn't wanna miss  it would you? ;) 

Here's a link to the video ---->

I hope you enjoy it and leave me any comments, it would  make my day :D


Saturday, 7 July 2012

£20 Makeup Challenge Tag

After watching missglamorazzi and fleurdeforce (my 2 favourites beauty gurus on youtube) do the £20 Makeup Challenge, I really wanted to give it a go as my everyday makeup products are pretty much all high end and thought it would be fun to find all the products and then film! 

Some of the makeup items that I chose were on sale so this made it fairly easy to find some great products which don't need to be thrown to the back of my makeup drawers after one use. Currently, Superdrug are having this crazy sale on most of the  makeup and I couldn't believe my luck haha! 

The reason that I didn't just go for all £1 makeup (not that I don't think its good) is because rather than come back with all these products, I wanted to create a look which had items tailored to what I would wear on an everyday basis. I don't usually wear eyeliner (unless I'm going out at night OR feeling a bit more adventurous that day) so I didn't get any for this look, but rather put that part of the budget into another product. 

All together I bought 5 makeup items which doesn't sound a lot but I feel like I have quality over quantity but still at such a great price :D 



The products I used: 
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory £6.99

Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad in Decadent £5.99

NYC Showtime Mascara in Black £1.99

NYC Blush in Central Park Pink £2.99

LOOK Lip Slick in Peaches £2.00

Some of these including the Revlon Quad, Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation and LOOK Lip Slick are actually really great quality and I will be doing a review on these products once I have used them for a bit longer. 

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you would like to see me do this challenge then click the link above to my makeup channel.

Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Rainy Day :(

Morning! The weather really isn't that  great today, off 
 and on rain :( but I'm quite content just sitting beside my window listening to Chris Brown's new song, Don't Wake Me Up which I LOVE! Whilst I;m listening to this awesome song, I am replying to some lovely comments I received on my youtube channel.. I know its not much but I'm up to 86 subscribers and I'm getting into the swing of things with filming :) ...Plus, Ive had almost 100 views on this blog and 2 followers which is definitely a motivating factor haha .. Have you seen my latest Summer Clothing and Accessories Haul? Check it out ! ---------->

 Wow look at that face!? I hope I can make it to be a youtube partner, I'm a long way off but ONE DAY :D
Anyway, I'm off to do some more 'work', I hope anyone who has read this short babbling post enjoyed it! I will leave you with a cute little photo about cats as I am a huge cat lover, I have a beautiful kitty called Peaches. You can see photos on my instagram - ashleighailsa 

 How cute is this? aww :)



Sunday, 1 July 2012

Decorating Ideas!

Ok, this post is something different to what I usually write about, but I have recently discovered Pinterest which is a site where you can catagorize your hobbies, likes and ideas through pins or photos. It can get quite addictive! Anyway, I was flicking through the 'decorating' section and came across a photo of a lovely decorated living room/lounge. I fell in love with it straight away and when I ever move out to my own place I have decided this is how I would like to decorate. 

The colour is a grey/taupe colour and I think the white furniture and mirrored accents go really well together. This photo is definitely an inspiration and Pinterest is such a great inspirational site for almost anything you can think of. 

I would like to do some other bedroom decorating videos and posts as at the  moment I am really loving white furniture with light pink accents so once my bedroom is fully finished I will post some photos :D

Quite a quick blog post, but I wanted to share this with anyone who reads my blog!

Thank you for reading



Wednesday, 25 April 2012

My Make-up Story Tag

Hey guys!
I'm finally getting my butt in gear and writing the blog posts for my make-up tag story which I'm sure anyone who reads my blog will be happy about ... on the other hand, nobody could be reading this haha :) maybe if you are reading this, you could maybe leave me a comment to let me know you're reading it and also maybe any pointers you have for me? ... :)

Ok, onto the next question,

2. How did you get into makeup?

Ok, so I've always been around makeup with the odd lipgloss or eyeshadow here and there, and like I said in my 1st question, I would watch my mum and play around with hers. But I started really getting into makeup when I stumbled across all the youtube videos from beauty gurus which really  inspired me to try makeup properly as well as getting into all the 'brands' too :) my main 2 favourites are fleurdeforce (Fleur) and missglamorazzi (Ingrid) and more recently blushblendbeauty (natalie). So yeah, thats how I got into makeup :D

I  hope you enjoyed reading this and please please leave any comments and even follow this blog if you wanna be updated when I post a new blog :)


Nail of the Day!

Hey hey :D
So today I wanted to share with you what I'm wearing on my nails as it's definitely one of my favourites for spring/summer time... Even though the weather right now where I live is rubbish ! Haha ...
Anyway, back to the nail polish, its from Barry M in the colour Mint Green and it's a beaut pastel mint green.
I love it!

Thankful for reading this mini post, leave any comments down below :D


Saturday, 14 April 2012


Hi guys, I completely failed with the : My makeup tag story which was meant to be done over 10 days ... I officially suck and haven't quite got used to remembering to blog, but to anyone who does read/watch my blogs and videos on Youtube, please don't give up on me yet! haha :) 
I'm going to resume my 10 day Makeup story tag and do the rest of the 9 questions over the next 9 days ... 
Keep your eyes peeled! 


Sunday, 25 March 2012

My Make-Up Story Tag

Hello everyone! So I came across the tag: My makeup story and thought it would be fun to do it but instead of all at once, I'm going to do it across 10 days :) so one question a day :D 
Heres the first one ...

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?

I think I was about 14 when I first started experimenting with makeup, but from a very early age I remember watching my mum put on her makeup. I would always want to try it haha :) So at 14 I was interested in it but it wasn't until about a year and a half ago so about 16/17 that I properly started wearing it out and almost everyday which I think is quite a good age :) 

Oh and I've made this my profile pic, just getting used to photography :)

 Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed :D


Saturday, 24 March 2012

Revlon Lip Butters! - Review + Swatches

Hi beauties!

Today's blog is a rather exciting one! :D I have been reading and watching people in America for a few months now whilst they share how amazing the new Revlon Lip Butters are. I have wanted to get my hands on them from the first time I heard about them yet they hadnt launched in the UK until about 2 weeks ago and still that was only online. So, you can see how frustrating (in a good way) it was, but I finally got a chance to order them from boots and I picked up 4 shades :) Here's some photos ...

I think the variety in colours is great and I already know which 2 other colours I would like to also purchase - Tutti Frutti and Peach Parfait. The 4 colours/shades that I chose were - from left - right: Pink Truffle, Strawberry Shortcake, Lollipop and Candy Apple.

So far, my favourite shade is Strawberry Shortcake as its a everyday wearable colour and I think its a nice natural colour that suits my skintone. I can't wait to wear it this summer! Heres some swatches ---->

The formulation is really creamy and moisturising. The darker colours give high pigmentation as well as the lighter shades and glides onto the lips smoothly. After trying them for a while, I have to say I really really love them and are a great alternative to a lipstick mixed with a lip balm all in one!

Pink Truffle is a brown/mauve pinky colour and really defines your lips. I think it would look great on all skintones and love the colour :D
Strawberry Shortcake is my favourite out of all 4 that I picked up. The colour is a creamy, mute pink with a warm undertone. I think it is a really wearable shade and love it!
Lollipop is a bright pink fushia colour with purple/blue iridescent flecks/sparkly undertone. Haha wow that was a mouthful :P .. The colour though really is amazing, super pigmented and creamy. 
Candy Apple is a bright creamy red colour and is the perfect formulation to put on without having to think or spend too much time applying... I like how you can build up the colour or just create a sheer tint to the lips.

I hope that anyone reading this, enjoyed reading and maybe got some ideas/inspiration to try these amazing lip butters. They really are just like butter on the lips ;) 

 ALSO I'm new to photography and getting the lighting right so bear with me, I think I did an ok job :D  

Please leave any comments on your favourite shades!

Thankyou :)


Friday, 23 March 2012

Beauty Wishlist: March 2012

Hi guys!
As you can see from the blog title, I thought I would do my current Beauty Wishlist for March as I've seen a few around and liked the idea! :) I think I'll just get straight into it, I've got a few :D

1. Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronze Universal - This is a bronzing makeup base which has been around for a while and I'm sure anyone who loves beauty/makeup will have heard of it before. Priced at £29, I think its a tad expensive but 1) its Chanel, and 2) its quality worth paying for so I'm sure when I can justify spending that amount of money on one product I will love it! I think most of Chanel's makeup range is amazing and I already have and love the Vitalumiere Aqua foundation which is THE best lightweight foundation EVER!
2. OPI: Nicki Minaj Nail Polish Collection - These nail polishes are inspired by Nicki Minaj and I personally like the look of all the colours but in particular, Pink Friday. I love the colour because of the shade of pink but also because Mac have re-released a Lipstick called Pink Friday in the Viva Glam range which is also inspired by Nicki Minaj... How cool is that?! So. back to the nail polishes, I think all of these shades are wearable for different type of events and everyday living and can't wait to get my hands on them! (literally) haha see what I did there? :P

Left - Right: Fly, Did It On 'Em, Metallic 4 Life, Pink Friday, Save Me, Super Bass Shatter

3. Mac Viva Glam Nicki Minaj Lipstick in Pink Friday - So, Mac has re-released the colour, Pink Friday as a VIVA Glam lipstick inspired by Nicki Minaj! I think that this is a lovely shade and would look great in the summer with a tan. I think one of my summer must-haves is going to be both OPI's Pink Friday Nail Polish and this Pink Friday lipstick, how darling! :) super excited about this!

4. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR - There has been a huge hype about these cream eyeshadows over in America and has taken ages for them to come over to the UK and I'm just waiting for them to release in my nearest Boots! I think my patience will be overthrown and I may just order them online. The one thing I did notice though, is the colour selection compared to the States. The have only released 7 shades and I particularly have my eye on Turquoise Fever, On and On Bronze and Eternal Silver. They are priced at £4.99 and are currently on a 3 for 2 deal at Boots!

5. Topshop Lash Catcher Mascara - This mascara is from the new 'Sisters of the New Moon' collection and after reading reviews and watching haul videos with great feedback, I have added this to my next shopping spree list :) I really like the thick, dramatic, 'false lashes' effect and love the Maybelline Falsies mascara and thought this new Topshop one looked like a product I'd like to try. I think its priced at £10 which is about inbetween high end and drugstore/high street. I'm looking forward to trying it!

Thankyou for reading! I hope that anyone who reads this has enjoyed it and I would love to hear what products are on your Beauty Wishlist! Let me know in the comments below :)


Thursday, 26 January 2012

Hi guys! i completely forgot to post the link to my first youtube video but I'm actually on my 4th video now :D I will share the link here----->

I hope you enjoy it and I will be doing some more regular posts :)
Thankyou ...

Ashleigh x

Sunday, 22 January 2012

First ever blog!

So to anyone reading this blog, my name is Ashleigh and I am an aspiring beauty guru who loves all things girly and glittery :) I have just started making my own makeup videos on Youtube and wanted to start blogging straight away!
I will post a blog when my first video is uploaded as I'm currently editing, cant wait to get started and show you all my fashion, makeup tips, favourite products and generally things I'm interested in and love! :D
Stay tuned!

Ashleigh x