Makeup Geek Shadows | Review & Swatches

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

If there is one thing I'm missing in my eyeshadow collection, it's a good set of matte and autumnal shadow shades. So instead of forking out £10 on MAC's refill palette eyeshadows I headed on over to Makeup Geek's website to buy a tonne (not literally - I had to restrain myself from buying the whole lot so only got 8) of eyeshadows which are a fraction of the price.

Top Row L - R: Vanilla Bean, Beaches & Cream, Peach Smoothie, Creme Brulee
Bottom Row L - R: Cosmopolitan, Cocoa Bear, Bitten, Last Dance

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette | Giveaway

Friday, 24 October 2014

Just to let everyone know that my Instagram name has changed to alana.wise so all my usernames are similar - so you need to follow that account. Just search for that name x

After hitting 250 followers on Bloglovin' it kind of just escalated and I'm now close to 350 followers! Thank you all! I'm also on the countdown to 10,000 views on my blog which is amazing, and I love every single one of you for taking the time to come visit my blog, read my posts, following and commenting. It really means a lot. To say thank you I'm giving away one Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (RRP. £37.00) to one of my readers/followers. If I could give every single one of you something, I would but I can't, however there will always be room for more giveaways providing this one goes well!

To enter simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below. You must be following me on Bloglovin' and Instagram to enter. The winner will be picked at random.This giveaway is international, but please take into consideration the length for delivery as I'm based in the UK. 

You must be following me on Bloglovin' and Instagram to enter this giveaway.
Any entrants that have immediately unfollowed the above requirements after entering will be disqualifed and may be disqualified in future giveaways.
The product I am gifting was purchased with my own money. 
The winner will be picked completely at random, please do not get disheartened if you are not chosen, there are plenty of other giveaway plans for the future.
If you are under the age of 16 please get your parent's permission to enter. 

The giveaway will end on the 28th November and the winner will be announced on the 29th November on my blog and Instagram with details on how to contact me to claim your prize. 

Good luck to all of you entering, and lots of love x 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

50 Shades of Grey Pt. 4 | Fashion Series

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Let's dress up this series a little bit with this classic style blazer from Topshop. Again, this is a year or so old as I'm all for re-using and re-styling up my old clothes. Funnily enough though, I've never worn this *hides face in hands* - but what a perfect time to get it out of the wardrobe and hopefully get some wear out of it this season. 

Job Interviews | My Tips

Monday, 20 October 2014

Today's post is a little different from my beauty or fashion posts but is pretty relevant to my life at the moment, so I thought I would share with you some tips on how to interview. I'm no expert nor am I even good at interviewing - probably shouldn't be doing this post you might think? Well yes, I thought so too but out of the 6 jobs I've interviewed for, I've got 5. Not too bad I'd say for a 20 year old who's nerves are on the scale ridiculous.

50 Shades of Grey Pt. 3 | Fashion Series

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Onto part 3 of my Fashion Series '50 Shades of Grey' - if you haven't seen the others I will link them here and here which are parts 1 and 2. If you haven't guessed my theme yet, I'm going through my grey wardrobe staples. I love that it's getting a little colder now, and grey is definitely in this season! So all my purchases over the years of grey items haven't gone to waste. I will be getting so much wear out of all of these items come this Autumn/Winter. 

TMI Tag | My First YouTube Video

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Okay guys, I did it! AHHHH. Probably the scariest and most awkward thing I've done in my life. I swear it's worse than when you had to stand up in front of the classroom preparing to read your essay on Shakespeare?! I thought I would do the TMI Tag to start off with after seeing so many on YouTube. I know the quality isn't amazing but we will get there - stay strong! It's a nice little introduction to my channel where you can get to know me a little bit more!

Please appreciate that I am very nervous so if questions were just 'yes or no' it's because I couldn't say much else. 

 Any feedback is greatly welcomed, please comment below, on my channel or tweet me @alanajadewise. Give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and subscribe for more videos from me! 

50 Shades of Grey Pt. 2 | Fashion Series

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Next up on the 50 Shades of Grey fashion series is this gorgeous blouse with floral print on it. I think everyone needs a really nice blouse in their wardrobe. This is perfect for me as it has the three-quarter length sleeves which means it appears less frumpy on my small frame. The pattern of this is truly gorgeous and I love all the shades of grey. It's definitely a blouse that can be dressed up or down, which is why it's such a staple to have in your wardrobe. The back of the blouse has a split up the back which adds a nice twist to it, it doesn't show your back though unless you're stretching.

How to Make Your Lips Appear Fuller | Top Tips

Monday, 6 October 2014

We weren't all blessed with gorgeous full lips but we can now fake them with a few helpful tips and tricks that mean you won't have to go under the needle to get the lips you lust after.

I like many girls crave bigger lips, although mine aren't tiny I do wish they were a little more 'juicy'. Everyone is going crazy over Kylie Jenner and her new lips (which FYI are definitely lip fillers) so I thought I would show you my top tips on how I make my lips appear fuller. 

50 Shades of Grey | Fashion Series

Wednesday, 1 October 2014
So it's the 1st of October, Autumn is here and here I am still stuck in my grey, white and black colours. Will there be a time when I venture into much else in the fashion department? Probably not. 

I decided to start my own 'fashion series' if you like called '50 Shades of Grey' - which will basically be a selection of posts on Wednesdays of my grey picks, or grey A/W outfits. Let me know if you like this idea and I may do more. 

*Apologies for the quality of the photos, I took these myself and after work when it was slightly cloudy. 

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