Monday, 4 November 2013

Creative projects :)

Over the last few weeks I have designed lots of creative things including Xmas cards, birthday cards, wrapping paper and Halloween decorations and treats! 

I thought I would share some images of the things I have made with you!

First up is a card I have made for my friend Jenna's little boys 1st birthday! His name is Noah so I have gone with a Noah's ark theme! 

This week it has been Halloween and me and my brother carved pumpkins and made some yummy treats for the trick or treaters.

Finally I have designed my Christmas cards for this year as well as wrapping paper in two designs :) 
I have really enjoyed doing all these creative things! I have a few more things planned once done I will share those with you all too :) 

Tarra x

Sunday, 22 September 2013

September Glossybox....

I missed out on the august Glossybox as I hadn't changed the delivery address to my house in my hometown, but now it's sorted and I have just received my September Glossybox. The box this month is very patriotic supporting a beautiful Union Jack. I will be giving the box to my little brother to store things in as his room is red,white and blue.

The tissue this month is bright red with mini cabs and phone boxes and other british things.There is also a navy ribbon this month.
The theme this month is LONDON! Hopefully there are going to be some great british brands in this box.
So above you can see all the products I received this mont. Lets take a closer look at them.

Firstly we have a new blusher from Rimmel it is in the colour Pop of Pink. This is Rimmel's first liquid cheek colour that claims to stay on all day. The colour of the blush is a very dusky pink, which I think is nice going into autumn.

I like the fact it is a full size product as it means I will be able to really try it out and find the best way to apply.

This product is worth £4.49.

Next up is a TONI & GUY product called Classic Shine & Gloss Serum.

I dont really use serums but after using this one I think I will start as it left my hair frizz free with a healthy shine. 

I only needed a very small amount for all my hair.

 The packaging is limited edition by Lulu Kennedy, she has kept it really classic monochrome.

This again is a full size product and is worth £7.19 for 30ml.

The product which I see next is a set of Pre -Glued lashes by Eylure.

I havn't used any lashes from this brand before. I found applying them rather tricky as the pre-glued part of the lash wasn't very sticky. 
As soon as I got the lash in place another part unstuck.
 With that said they are a nice shape and created volume.

Glossybox are on a roll this month as this is the 3rd full size product at £5.06 per set.

The second to last product is a perfume sample called Untold by Elizabeth Arden.
Normally with perfume samples you get a tiny vile which gets lost in you bag or room. It was a pleasant surprise to see a decent sized sample.

I have smelt Elizabeth Arden perfumes before and found them rather mature for me but this one is light and floral which I like.

The full size of this perfume is £48 for 50ml I have a 5ml sample worth £4.80.

The final product in the box this month is by the brand Be a Bombshell Cosmetics. It is a liquid eyeliner in the colour Onyx. I am slightly confused by this one as I thought the box was supposed to be british products well this brand is definitely not british.

The actual liner however is extremely good you can get a range of thicknesses from the pen like nib. But the best part is it dries in seconds!!

Although I am miffed that this isn't a british brand it is the full size so for me its still worth my money. This product is $14 which exchanges to £8.75.

So thats it for this month I really like some of the products even if they don't follow the theme :)
The total worth of my box this month is £30.29 which is awesome to say I paid 10!

What do you think of this months box?

Tarra x

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Mascara review!! Part 1

I have decided to do a review on a few of my mascaras comparing them and testing their claims out. There are so many different mascaras that is it hard to decided which ones are good and which one are less so.  For each mascara I have looked at their claims and the way they work as well as the brush (this is a very important part ). 
So lets begin first up is Rimmel's Volume lash Scandaleyes mascara in Black:
This mascara claims to give super volume whilst leaving no lash uncovered .
I agree that this mascara does cover all the lashes but ends up leaving lashes clumpy. The brush is also pretty big making it hard to manipulate to inner lashes.
I give this mascara 6/10.

Next up is Benefit They're Real mascara in Black: 
This mascara claims to make your lashes look as good as false ones and up to 3x longer than other mascaras. 
This mascara dosn't leave my lashes looking as good as if I was wearing falsies but it does increase the length which helps to open up my eyes. I really like the brush on this mascara especially the end as it is great at getting right into the corner of my eye. 
I give this mascara 7/10.

I now have 3 Maybelline mascaras the first being Rocket Volum' in Black: 
This mascara claims to create massive volume and ,because of the easy glide brush, a clump free look.
This mascara does create some volume but it's quite intermittent I think to get a really full lash look it would need 3-4 coats. The brush is lovely, it can get really close to the root of the lash helping to lift up the lashes. 
I give this mascara 7/10.

The second Maybelline mascara is The Falsies is Black Drama:

The claims for this mascara are similar to the Benefit one with the addition of creating a dramatic look. 
I like how the mascara creates a wider base to my lashes which gives a dramatic look. Because of the extra fibres in the formula it has left the length of my lashes a bit uneven. The brush is quite good as it fits to my eye shape but I feel it could have had a few more bristles. 
I give this mascara 8/10.

Finally is Maybelline mega plush volum' mascara:
The claims for this mascara are a soft, smooth application and, because of the flexor brush, no lashes uncovered. 
Application was smooth and the brush did help get to inner lashes which is great :) The way the brush is on this mascara has helped to separate my lashes too meaning more lashes are covered. It leaves my lashes looking natural but could be build-able with more coats. 
I give this mascara 9/10.

So I'm still on the hunt for a mascara that is 10/10 maybe I should try a higher end brand to see if that could help with results. 

  What is your favourite mascara?

Tarra x

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Graduation and Corfu...

I am sorry I have been pretty M.I.A recently I have been dead busy. I have now finished University and have moved back to my home town where I have just started my new job working in a 700 year old converted water mill :)
My graduation was awesome I really enjoyed it, although it was sad to think its the last time I will see some people :/ I thought I would share some of the pictures from graduation.


Just before graduation we had a Degree show of all out final major projects, it was really good to see everyones work on my course as well as other design students :)
After Graduation my dad treated me and my brother to a weeks holiday in Corfu, it was so nice to get away and chill in the pool and the sun. Me and my brother gone along on the most part...

...This is my brother trying to put me into the pool!

Cheeky Monkey!!

Below are some more pics from the holiday :)

So that is is my past few weeks I am getting back to normal now and in a routine so I will be starting to post more regularly again :)

Hope your all having a great summer!

Tarra x

Monday, 17 June 2013

May Glossybox....

So this month I had a problem with a missing product so my review is very late! Finally though I have all my products and I can now review what I got.

This month the theme was the Glossy box's second birthday so the tissue paper inside was decorated with birthday themed things and the ribbon was a lovely bright pink.
There are quite a few full size products which is good to see :) although I can already see a small plastic pot which I hate getting almost as much as perfumes.

First up is the La Roche-Posay dry touch gel cream. This is a moisturising cream with an spf of 50 which is great to put on if your going to be out in the sunshine. This is a full size and is worth £16.50.

Next up is the Beautiful Movements Cosmetics primer. Im so fed up of all these small sized samples I wont use the product because of the way it is presented which is a shame because I like primers.

The sample is a 2.5g which is tiny. The full size is £20 for 2og so my sample is worth £2.50.

After this is the best product in the box in my opinion, a Headline Colours Nail Varnish in the a lovely gold shade, I really like the colour the only problem is that I feel gold is a autumn/winter colour rather than summer so I'll hold of wearing it till then.
This is a full size however which is really good :)

The polish is worth £9.

The next product is the Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lash Mascara. I have heard lots of bad things about this brand they apparently use lots of bad chemicals in their products. Even though I had heard this I decided to give it a go and I actually really liked the effect on my lashes especially on the bottom lashes. This is a full size product and is worth £15. I don't think the product is worth that price so would not repurchase.

The last product is the box is the product that was missing when my box arrived and if I'm honest it wasn't worth the hassle. Its by the brand Stone Beauty which I have never heard of and it is in the scent coconut-vanilla. It is a body lotion but I think it is too runny to be a lotion it was kind of more like and oil.

This is a sample size and is worth £1.50 for 30ml

Finally glossybox sent some nail files as a small birthday gift as it was their birthday box.

So this months box was a little disappointing but there were a couple of good products :)

The total worth of my box this month is £44.50 wow this is the most one of my glossy boxes has ever been worth even though I don't like  clot of the products I cant complain on value for money. 

                          Tarra x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Benefit Lipstick....

For my birthday my friend tanya also got me a benefit silky finish lip stick in the shade label lover it is a really nice dark coral with gold shimmer. I really like it on the lips as its not too bold great to wear everyday :)
I recently just got a job working for Benefit so its nice to have one of their products to test before I start working there. Thanks Tan :) If you want to try one of these lip sticks you can see the full range here

Tarra x

Birthday Haul 2013... 21st!!

So it was my birthday on the 17th of may and I turned 21! I planned a fancy dress night out and decided with my friend tanya to be spongebob and patrick :) It was great! My friends surprised me with a party complete with cartoon character balloons and presents :D

I was so shocked and super grateful :)
I had a great time and it will deffo be a night I will remember :)

So now onto the haul....

I received many card and they were all lovely and thoughtful :)

I think my favourite one has to be the labyrinth one this is one of my favourite films ever!! I loves it!

If you sent me a card thank you very much I really appreciate it and will keep my favourites for ever!

Here is a selection of gifts I got for my birthday 

Wahooo lots of awesome stuff :)

Thank you to everyone who got me a present I love them all!! There was some good jokey present and also some really thoughtful ones which were great!

Im so glad to have got the hobbit on dvd as I really wanted to watch it again.

My 'auntie' got me the clinique bottom lash mascara which I have been wanting for ages!!!! thank you so much!

 I  want to say a big thank you to Tanya for my awesome papercraft model of Jessie from Toy Story 2, this must have taken her hours and it such a delicate process I do not have the patience :) Go Tan!!

Last but not least I want to say thanks to everyone who helped with my surprise party I loved it!!

What did you do for your 21st? Did you get drunk? 

Tarra x