YOUBeauty Advent Calendar – 3rd December

So for all you nosey lot, here’s what I got this morning in my advent calendar!

Moroccanoil Treatment

My hair get’s really static and a bit wild sometime’s so I’m looking forward to trying to use this to tame it!

What’s great about this oil treatment is it can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool! The hair treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine due to being infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine boosting vitamins!

Did you know? Moroccanoil Treatment is the product that pioneered oil-infused hair care and created the worldwide buzz on argan oil. 

Tip- Apply 1-2 pumps to clean, towel-dried hair, from mid-length to ends. Blow-dry ir let dry naturally or … Apply on dry hair to tame flyaways, condition split ends and smooth hair

Have you used Moroccanoil Treatment before?? 

GeordieKisses 👄


YOUBeauty Advent Calendar – 2nd December

I love Burt’s Bees products so when I opened my calendar this morning I was super pleased 🙂

This product has came at the perfect time as recently I’ve had really dry lips off the cold wheather!

With up to 8hours moisture, this lip balm nourishes with shea butter and botanical waxes! Whats even better is it comes in 6 different shades!

My favourite Burt’s Bees product is the almond and milk hand cream, what’s yours??
GeordieKisses 👄

YOUBeauty Advent Calendar – 1st December …

As I have previously shared, this year I purchased a YOUBeauty advent calendar. I’ve had one in the past and absolutely loved all the gifts! So today I excitedly opened the 1st door and thought I would share my gift with you!

As I am such a fan of Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish with Muslin Cloth I am super excited to try this one out!

This cleanser is perfect for all skin types including sensitive as it’s been dermatologically tested! (Sean will be pleased about this as he’s always wanting to give my skin products a try!

This creamy cleanser along with the soft antibacterial bamboo muslin cloth to buff away dead skin cells, lifts off all impurities and make-up to soothe dull and dehydrated skin (also prevents aging!)

Aurelia products are all part of the FREE FROM policy which you can read more about (here) but one absolute positive is the NEVER test on animals! 

They have also won over 50 awards in 3years
Have you ever used any Aurelia products?
GeordieKisses 👄

Benefit Brow Bar, November, Debenhams, Newcastle

I have never been so excited about brows in all my life! I now have the perfect brows, thanks to ELLEfluence and Emily at the Benefit Brow Bar!

Tuesday 22nd November I was lucky enough to be invited to Debenhams @ Intu Eldon Sq, Benefit Brow Bar. After meeting other bloggers and given a glass of Prosecco we were split into groups of 5 and positioned around a station. We each had a volunteer in our groups to have ‘The Fab Four’ treatment done on the night, our volunteer was Gemma

The Fab Four treatment consists of eyebrow wax, eyebrow tint, lip wax & chin wax which costs around £28

The first step Emily done was brow mapping to get the right position of the start, arch and end of the natural brow. She then moved onto waxing the top lip, chin and back to waxing and tinting the brows. 

You can see the difference above between Gemma’s natural brow on the left to her perfect brow on the right. She loved the arch and how much they framed her face!

As like all waxing redness appears … you don’t need to worry about this when heading to the Benefit Brow Bar as they top up your makeup and use concealer to reduce the redness before you leave, such a beautiful service I’ve never had anywhere else!

I also noticed the wax was different to what I’m used to. Emily explained the wax used is a lot more natural and contains honey, they also use natural material (like a triangle bandage material) as strips rather than the usual salons. Emily used a different stick to apply every bit of wax, different strip each time as well as a different cotton wool stick to apply Vaseline etc when needed. Super hygienic which is awesome!

So after seeing the amount of effort, time and how much they tailor the service to suit the client needs. I booked myself in with Emily the very next day and was not disappointed!

I wanted rid of the arch shape and more gradual which as you can see Emily defiantly achieved!

Have you ever heard of the Benefit Wow Brow app?? No I hadn’t either! After every treatment you get a stamp on your app and receive free treatments, I have a free tint on my next visit!

I can also share benefit’s with you, just let me know your email address! This app is defiantly worth downloading!

Have you tried Benefit Brow Bar before??

GeordieKisses 👄

Get your brows waxed in April and Benefit will donate all the proceeds to charities that empower women and girls!

You will also receive a FREE gimme brow deluxe mini (worth £10) with any Benefit brow wax in April as a thank you!

RUB Smokehouse & Bar Cocktail Event, November, The Gate, Newcastle

Remember my Urban Decay Event post … I said I would be trying out the 241 cocktails at RUB??? (head here for a recap!)

Well ELLEfluence pulled it out the bag again. I was invited to a cocktail making event on Monday 21st November at RUB Smokehouse and Bar – The home of REAL American BBQ #Epicfood which is newly situated in the Gate (2nd floor). 

The weather was horrific, Sean was working so this meant a bus trip into Newcastle for me! Only my second event so I was a little nervous, luckily I had been chatting to a few other bloggers on Twitter and we had all arranged  to meet up before the event started! 

On arrival (looking like a drowned rat) we took a group photo outside of RUB we were then handed a cocktail and Laura continued to take her usual beautiful entrance snaps.

We sat in groups of 6 to learn how to make the classic cocktails designed by Joe the cocktail creator and found out we were competing against the other groups! 

We were team white …

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Laura explained what was going to happen throughout the night …

Pixie Tenenbaum was up to make the first classic cocktail with Joe the cocktail creator!

And the grub was served! After now sampling the food twice I will be arranging a date night for me and Sean to try the food properly!

When the food is this good samples just aren’t enough!

As a final round we were given random ingredients and asked to make our very own cocktail … we called this one Festive Memories. Joe even said it was good enough for the menu ooosh!

Oh yeah we won obvs!

The whole night was amazing and such a good laugh! We went from being nervous and not knowing anyone to continuous laughs, passion fruit explosion and winning the cocktail competition!

If you haven’t already you need to try RUB for some grub and cocktails, they have some great Christmas deals on!
GeordieKisses 👄

Urban Decay Masterclass Event, November, Debenhams, Newcastle …

I was so pleased to be invited to the Urban Decay Masterclass event by Laura at ELLEfluence! My second event and my first event alone eeek!

Laura Pearman Photography

I have to say I was in two minds whether to attend or not due to being alone but thought why not and im so pleased I did! 

Unfortunately I was at work before the event so it was a bit of a manic dash! I decided to ditch the car as I hate parking in Town and luckily the event had changed location (due to a lot of interest to purchase products from bloggers) from Gusto Restaurant (Quayside) to the top floor of Debenhams so this made it even easier for the bus!

Feeling nervous being on my own anyway, I was even more scared having my photo taken on entrance of the event! Luckily Laura Pearman (photographer) made me laugh and put me at ease, I was then offered a glass of Prosecco and took a seat… perfect!

The Masterclass was to showcase the new Spectrum palette and we were shown how to turn a day time look into an evening look with ombré eye effect!

The Urban Decay team – Michael, Kelly, Nisha and Sophie were great, so enthusiastic about the products and gave some very useful tips!

Did you know the new Urban Decay brushes are made out of recycled plastic???

A few products were passed around and one that really took my fancy was the All Nighter Waterproof Foundation. This foundation is for a full coverage and is perfect for nights out on the Town as it is Waterproof! What’s also great about this foundation is the packaging, Michael informed us that the bottle is actually airtight which means the foundation moves up the bottle!  (basically there’s no need to tip the bottle upside down to get the last few drops out!!) THIS IS AWESOME!!

So as were all listening and looking at the products there was also food being passed around from a new restaurant opened in The Gate, RUB Smokehouse & Bar. A few dishes to mention were Chicken wings and burgers, It was all delicious! I even noticed on one of the leaflets they do Cocktails 2-4-1, me and the sister will need to sample this place for our next date!

After the Masterclass we headed off downstairs to the Urban Decay counter to have a mooch around and purchase products if we wanted. I got chatting to MissusWolf who was desperately trying to find 1993 lipstick, unfortunately after asking the question it wasn’t in stock so the staff took her details and will be in touch … fingers crossed! We moved on and I had a look at the foundation, I’ve never used Urban Decay foundation so I got some help!

Photography by Missuswolf

And walked away with Naked Skin No2 …

I also discovered my possible next purchase…👄

On leaving the event we were all handed with awesome goodie bags!

Im looking forward to using the Makeup Setting Spray as this isn’t something I would usually purchase! Again we were given a great tip of applying this by starting with a T then and X motion over your face.

All in all I really enjoyed my first event 🙂

GeordieKisses 👄
Who is ELLEfluence? The sister to ELLEblonde, connecting influencers and brands, they don’t actually launch until 2017!

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My Face Favourites …

After a question was raised from a parent blogger in regards to beauty bloggers not showing products actually on their face i decided to do a full face of my favourite products!

It always annoys me doing photos of my face because the products never look the same on camera than they do in real life!

I only usually start with a primer when im going on a night out or somewhere like a wedding when i’m bothered about my makeup staying in place. My favourite ones to use are Laura Mercier RRP£29 and bareMinerals RRP£22, today i used bareMinerals.

My all time favourite foundation is Estée Lauder Double Wear RRP£30 (my shade is Fresco) this foundation gives a great light coverage and lasts all day! I have tried applying foundation with a flat brush, sponge and flat top and to be honest i find all are absolutly fine! I am using the Blankcanvas F20 flat top brush RRP£13.49 which i recieved in my Glossybox at the moment.

To brighten up my under eyes i use bareMinerals Stroke of Light RRP£22 and apply with a makeup sponge.

My favorite eyebrow pallette at the moment is the W7 Brow Parlour RRP£6.95 this has 3 shades and 1 setting wax as well as tweezers, brush and comb. 

Im not really a bronzer or contouring kind of person i still love a bit blusher! My favourite at the moment is Maxfactor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush RRP£6.99 which i apply just with my finger along the very top of my cheek bones. This product will last forever as you only need to use a tiny bit for a subtle look!

Im loving both mascaras at the moment Too Faced Better Than Sex RRP£19 and Benefit They’re Real RRP£19.50 I usually love the hard comb mascara brushes as i have such long lashes i need to seperate them and not clump together, however the brush on the Too Faced mascara is really good! Today i used Benefit They’re Real mascara.

OMG i cant wait to tell you all about  Maxfactor Lipfinity it is brilliant! The colours are applied like a lip gloss which then you apply the top coat after to seal the colour. There is no budge at all throughout the day even after eating or drinking, no marks around the glass! You have to give these a try! Today i applied 2 shades to show you, the lighter shade is Always Delicate and the darker is Vivacious. RRP£10.99 for 1 colour and the top coat.

GeordieKisses 👄

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