Blogmas 2020, Make up Looks

Blogmas – Festive Red Eye look

Good afternoon friends,

Last week my friend Katie and I decided to glam up and head out for a dinner date, just the two of us (pre tier 3)

When I’m with Katie, she gives me the confidence to be a little more daring and try the styles I want to, but usually stay safe

We had planned to go to a new Italian restaurant, and I thought a puffy sleeved, silk style, high neck patterned shirt… Completely out of my comfort zone, why not throw a red eye look to go with it?

As I’ve said before, a pink/red eye look can be mistaken for a eye infection if you’re not careful enough – and hopefully this isn’t what I look like!

A soft but bright festive eye, enough to be daring, but comfortable.

The StylLondon Devil Velvet touch pallett has an incredible formular. Easy to work with, pigmented, long lasting, and the colours are striking.

I’m not a massive fan of highlighters, but this one gave me that extra glow

I was tempted to go red on red, with a deep wine red lip, but opted for a classic nude lip with NYX Sandstorm, topped with Primark’s ‘Latte’ lipstick.

Next time I think I may incorporate more of the deep brown tone to give a smokier look, why not be a little daring?

Kaya •
Blogmas 2019, Hauls

Blogmas Day 10 – NYX Haul

Good evening all,

If you’ve been reading my blogs for a while, then you know that I’ve been reviewing Glossybox for the last 9 months.

Glossybox give you the option to complete surveys on the monthly box and individual products. Once doing this, you can earn credit to spend in the ‘Glossy Lounge’ (online store), or on the ‘Look Fantastic’ website.

I didnt realise that I had built up £20 to spend and then was given an additional £10 from Look fantastic to all Glossybox subscribers on Black Friday.

With £30 to spend, I thought I’d treat myself to a few new lip products.

As I scrolled through, I saw the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream at £4.68 each and the Suede lip pencils at £3.12 each and that they were also 3 for 2, mix and match!

Well, I treated myself, didnt I?!

I bought 5 Soft Matte Lip Creams and 4 suede pencils for a total of £26.52 with free delivery!


Now, this was a bit more of a Barbie Pink that I expected, but I love it! The NYX lip creams are long wearing, so I know that this colour will stay strong and not flaked, giving me the confidence to rock such a candy pink!

Abu Dhabi

Ive bought this lip cream quite a few times before. It’s a staple, a perfect nude brown.


This lip cream is a bit brighter in person but I didnt want to mess around editing the picture. It is a lighty more dark peach colour, something a little different but still beautiful.


The perfect red! Again, the shade is slightly deeper/stronger but I didnt want to mess with the settings. I adore this red. I’ve been looking for this shade for the longest time, and with the formula it is just perfect.


Well, I couldnt not buy a dark red could I? This one again, is a much deeper richer shade.

The 4 suede lip pencils I bought were equally gorgeous.

Although not all of them matched the lip cream perfectly, they will suit other lip products I own.

From top to bottom

Respect the pink

Rose the day

Cherry skies


I’m thrilled that I was able to buy these 9 products, without actually using any real money… if that makes sense? It’s always nice to treat yourself, and especially around Christmas, and it helps that I can have a good clear out of make up in december/January, knowing that the products are a year old and are on their way out.

Do you use NYX products? And do you have a favourite shade of the lip creams?

Kaya •


Mini Weekend Haul

Good afternoon friends!

Nothing like a mini haul to brighten up and a wet and windy autumn day.

NYX Lingerie ‘Confident’ £7 Boots (currently £5.60 in the black friday sale)

A subtle brownish nude lip goes with any look. I normally apply a little bit of lip balm before wearing these lip products as they can dry out your lips. I love that matte finish, and with this shade it gives you such a effortless look, a hint of colour, but without the statement pout.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipstick ‘Cool Brown’ £6 TK Maxx

This colour is almost exactly the same as one of my all time favourite lipsticks, ‘MAC Double Shot’.

A perfect deep chocolate brown with no hint of red, no fade, and leaves a long lasting creamy finish on your lips.

Sleek lipcream ‘Birthday Suit’ £4.99 Boots

This shade is damn fine! A perfect every day blush toned lipcream. I always find it difficult to find a shade that you can wear each and every day.

Poundland Ginger Bread and Vanilla difuser £1

This was given to me by a friend who bought it and instantly decided they didnt like it once smelling it. I thought I’d give it a go. I love Christmas and especially gingerbread men!

I currently have this on the mantle in my bedroom, and it is lovely! That warm winter welcoming scent that has a little bit of spice. To be honest I’d never think of poundland for a defuse, but I’ll definitely think of them in the future.

If you’ve read one of my Haul blogs before you’ll know that I’m a sucker for TK Maxx, I would say I shouldn’t be aloud in there unsupervised… but I was with a dear friend, who encouraged me to buy these products… I blame him for his good taste.

Face and neck roller £14.99 TK Maxx

I have seen these jade rollers for a while now but have always been hideously pricey… but found this beautiful pink face roller for a bargain price. I’m not going to lie the colour caught my eye, and then I got excited about the interchangeable heads. Genius!

I used this last night after placing it in the fridge for 10 minutes. It is the weirdest sensation but wow my face and neck felt great afterwards.

Bio Marine by Sea of Spa, Delicate Face and Eyes Cleansing Milk £2.99 TK Maxx

Okay, so I didn’t need this… right now… but I find it hard to find a cleanser that doesn’t make me break out, has a good scent, and soaks into my skin well without it feeling greasy, and this ones perfect.

I have a few more cleansers to finish, but I cant wait to start using this one daily.

What are your plans this weekend and have you used any of these products?

Have a wonderful weekend all!

Kaya •