Saturday 28 June 2014

Makeup Revolution | Flawless Palette

I'm here again talking about budget beauty brand Makeup Revolution, and if you haven't heard of them where have you been? Their the newstest brand on the block that have taken the beauty world by storm and launched a sister brand I ♥ Makeup, after just three months!

Thursday 26 June 2014

I ♥ Makeup | Goddess of Love, I ♥ My Lips & I Want Candy.

Hello everyone, hope you're all well!? I was suppose to do this post after the Makeup Geek palette which you can see here, but I've had a pretty rubbish week, and also been using phone for editing, Bluetooth and tablet to blog, thankfully my data tops up at midnight, which means my laptop can make an appearance, so I apologise for that.

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Tanya Burr Polish | Midnight Sparkles

Tanya Burr is probably one of the bigger Youtube blogger/vloggers and if you're a blogger yourself, there's probably no doubt you've heard of her. Recently, well a good few months back Tanya released a much anticipated line of nail polish and lip glosses. I'm yet to try the lip glosses but I've heard great things and they do look really great, but, being the nail polish fanatic I am I was instantly drawn to the nail polish line and especially so since seeing a gorgeous shade over on Makeup Savvy blog. I, also having a love for all things glittery and sparkly didn't need much thought in choosing a shade when my eye caught the name of Midnight Sparkles.

Monday 23 June 2014

#Bloggersdoitbetter | Collections

This week the bloggers do it better challenge is collections, I wouldn't really say I collect anything (unless it's got Eeyore's face on) but I've built up quite a collection of nail polish whether that's from wins, purchases or a gift from someone. I do love nail polish, however and I'm completely obsessed. 

Saturday 21 June 2014

I ♥ Makeup | Makeup Geek Palette

Yesterday I introduced you to I ♥ Makeup - the sister brand of Makeup Revolution, which you can see here.  This morning I got my hands on some of I ♥ Makeup's products and today I'll be sharing one of the palettes with you all.

Friday 20 June 2014

I ♥ Makeup | By Makeup Revolution

 Makeup Revolution only launched less then three months ago and they've already taken the beauty world by storm with their incredibly priced products, of a great quality that you see in higher end products. Medichem have impressed me with Makeup Revolution and have now introduced their sister brand I Makeup. I ♥ Makeup definitely appeals to the inner makeup geek and anyone who is completely obsessed and up to their eyes in makeup, is a makeup geek in my eyes. I really love Makeup Revolution, but the team have gone all out in terms of packaging with I ♥ Makeup, and really put the fun into makeup. 

4 Day's with Makeup Revolution | Ultra Bronze

Ultra Bronze - £3.00 here

It's day number 4 of my Makeup Revolution series and with day 4 comes the ultra bronzer. 

Wednesday 18 June 2014

4 Day's With Makeup Revolution | What You Waiting For? Palette

What you waiting for? palette - £6.00 here.

Today is day 3 and an exciting one with what you waiting for? palette. The Salvation palettes come with an incredible 18 shades 12 shimmer and 6 matte, and with five to choose from there's plenty of choice for everyone. Day 1 and 2 are here and here.

Blog Sale - ALL SOLD!

Hey everyone, hope you're enjoying this glorious Summers day, and feeling mighty fine. I really want to have a clear out of my cosmetics that are just sat there not getting any love or attention, and thought I'd do a blog sale, so others can enjoy them. Majority of these products are brand new, some have been just swatched/worn a few times and sadly some just don't work well with my skin tone. I'm giving you the option to buy before I take them to car boot.

Firstly, I want to apologise for my photos the WiFi that connects to my laptop is out of data and these have been done on my phone then Bluetoothed to my tablet - the effort, phew!!!

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Monday 16 June 2014

4 Day's With Makeup Revolution | New Releases

 Hey, everyone. I hope you're all well. Over the next 4 days I'm bringing you a mini Makeup Revolution series with some of their new releases, these are by no means reviews as I've not had them long enough, but a detailed description of what to expect and some swatches. 

Festival Nails - Well, sort of!!

Picture quality isn't the best on this post.
 I saw a tutorial online the other day of the nails I'm about to show you and though it was so pretty, I also thought it would be really hard but it was the extremely easy to achieve. I'm not sure why but the whole design really gave me the feeling of festivals and with festival season upon us I thought this would give you some inspiration. 

Saturday 14 June 2014

Style Hut

 Style Hut recently opened in Afflecks, Manchester.

drinkstuff Finger Forks | review

 drinkstuff kindly gave me the chance to review one of their items from their site. drinkstuff have various items across their site including bar products, classic and creative tableware and other various bits and pieces that are essential in every household or even just for entertainment purposes; picnic, social drinks, etc. There's over 8800 products to choose from.

Friday 13 June 2014

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick | Melon

I was fortunate to choose this lipstick as one of the prizes after winning the Feel Unique 'It's all about me' competition a month or so back. If you don't own one of the ceramide ultra lipsticks from Elizabeth Arden, you're missing out big time!

Wednesday 11 June 2014

My Weekend in Pictures.... Flash Cars and Frankie & Benny's

This weekend me, my boyfriend, mum and step dad took a road trip to Stafford to indulge in a little car action, okay, so I was a bystander, stood on the sidelines watching others whizz around a track, but it was a fun. Last August I bought my boyfriend a surprise Birthday gift of driving a sports car of his choice (out of a selection), it was quite the surprise and he was in shock that this was happening. This weekend gone we finally managed to get down and fulfill his gift.

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Cherry Diva │ Review

 I discovered Cherry Diva on Twitter and had been lusting over their products for quite sometime, it came to the point where my purse was in hand and I had a few items at the checkout ready to place my first order. I've been lusting over their products ever since the ones I ordered arrived, I'm just dying to get my hands on some more accessories from the brand and have a lengthy wishlist.

Saturday 7 June 2014

Harvester Restaurant | Review

 Harvesters have long been one of my favourite restaurants whether that's a romantic sit down meal for two or a family meal for four (or nine in our case). We forever visit the Bentleywood farm harvester which is a traditional looking pub on the outside as well as the in, the atmosphere is very friendly and fantastic for families with the service being exceptional. I've visited on many occasions, and thought it was time I wrote a little review.

Thursday 5 June 2014

Makeup Revolution Awesome Metals | Review

Makeup Revolution introduced Awesome Metals eye foils when they launched back in March in five awesome shades, we have magnificent copper, black diamond, pure platinum, emerald goddess and rose gold.  I was a little wary of these on application asking myself a few questions; Would they smooth out on the eye lid without issues? Would they look bad after a few hours wear? I needn't of worried.

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Bloggers Do Sunshine Better | Sailing Lake Windermere

We pulled over on to a little island that only housed swans protecting their eggs for picnic dinner.

I'm using this post as part of my #bloggersdoitbetter challenge. Okay, so it wasn't exactly sailing but I can dream can't I? It was in fact a blow up canoe. The other day me and my Dad took time out of our normal day to day lives and drove up to the lake district. Lake Windermere is one of my favourite places to visit in Britain, growing up I visited on many occasions. It's been a good few years since I last took a trip up but what better way to spend the day then floating on the Lake Windermere with a little picnic and my Dad for company. We haven't had any Daughter, Father bonding time for a long time - I'm grown up now with a family of my own and it's not always easy to make the time for trips out and about. It was a gorgeous day despite the unpredictable weather (or should I say the weather people forever getting the weather wrong), we expected storms and got nothing of the sort. Here I thought I'd share with you some of my photo's from the day - Images were taken on my Samsung S4 mini so aren't the best quality, sorry!

Monday 2 June 2014

May Favourites ♥

 Almost two years in of blogging and this will be my first favourites post, I know amongst different bloggers that this is a well liked post and I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon.

It's official....

  After a lot of stress, tears and tantrums and four days since purchasing I'm officially A British Sparkle. I started this blog almost two years ago (1st of July) and what better way to celebrate then with my own custom domain. When I first started A British Sparkle, this blog was known by another name Sparkle Dust and whilst my blog grew and developed so did my need for a new name - beauty UK was also in the title and there's so much more to my blog then just beauty. Over the last few few weeks I've been messing about with my blog and redesigning it a little, I made a new header and changed the layout, etc. I really hope you all like it?