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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

ADVENTURE LAND!


All accessories: Adventure Land*

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Now I think you all know how fond I am of good ol' (kawaii) accessories so when Adventure Land got in touch about sending some mermaid trinkets over, I couldn't wait to share them with you guys!

Basically everything is really reasonably priced & for all my fellow mermaids out there, you will be ECSTATIC to know that all jewellery orders come complete with a shell trinket holder, HOW CUTE! ^_^

Please check out this AMAZING shop, I promise you will love it! :)

I have a couple more bits to share with you, which I will be posting over on my instagram page (@effiesmakeupbox) So you may want to keep your eyes peeled if you love UNICORNS!!! 

Shop Adventure Land HERE>LINK
Follow Adventure Land on Instagram HERE>LINK (@adventurelanduk)

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Yankee Candle advent calendar*



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I'm not sure who's more excited to crack on with this Yankee Candle advent Calendar open tonight, me or my mum, thank you YANKEE CANDLE!

They have certainly pulled it out of the bag this year with their two choices of calendars Classic (like the one above) or more modern looking one. They have made a really cute & easy way to find out which Yankee candle Christmas calendar will suit your taste best in the form of a mini go & check it out on their Facebook page here >> https://www.facebook.com/TheYankeeCandleCompanyUK/app_1546468698901539

Shop the calendars here>link

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Thinking out loud...


‘Dark days’ knitted jumper*: Evil Twin @ Meemee.com
Denim cut of shorts: Topshop (DIY’ed) 
Pointy block heel boots: Cheap Monday via ASOS

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How cool is this jumper?! I love a bit of Evil Twin & find it quite hard to find genuinely good UK stockists so when I saw that MEEMEE have started stocking a bit of ET I was SO EXCITED!

I’ve mentioned MeeMee.com on here before a couple of times (a wee while ago) & I can’t recommend them enough, you can check out their website here>link. They have currently got a load of new festive goodies in their new in section (you won’t regret taking a look, promise! Well, your bank account might but hey, life is short!) ^_^

 Have you ever shopped with MeeMee? What's you're favorite piece on the site? :) 
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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Yellow flicker beat...


Khaki duster coat: Topshop (via ebay)
Grey high neck top: Primark
Ripped knee jeans: New Look
Leather bucket bag: Zara
Trainers: Primark
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Hi guys! Sorry for the iphone quality outfit photo but I thought, just as I'm getting re-settled, I would post a few quick & easy OOTD's for you to tide you over ;)

I have been after a khaki duster coat for what feels like an AGE, & there are plenty of really nice ones around (here, here, here & here as examples) but I just couldn't find the 'perfect one for me, whether it be because the khaki wasn't green enough, the length/material wasn't what I was after or the fact that all the super pretty ones were WAAAY out of my price range. So when I saw this Topshop beauty on good old ebay (brand new for £35 less than in store) I couldn't say no >.<

What do you guys think of the duster coat / jacket trend? Are they something you have been investing in the past few seasons?

Follow me on Instagram @effiesmakeupbox here>link for more OOTD's
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Monday, 3 November 2014

Just Do It…

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Nike Sweater: COW Vintage
Leather Snakeskin Skirt: COW Vintage
Oversized Fedora Hat: ASOS
Platform trainers*: Cute to the Core

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OK so while I am still getting round to sorting my camera out, I thought it would be nice to do a bit of a flash back of an old shoot I did back in January with WE ARE COW.

Now if you haven't heard of them before, they are an awesome vintage clothing company based in Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham & Nottingham but if you can't make it to any of their stores you can shop online here>link . Seriously, you should give them a check!

(You might recognise my little dino shoot buddy (': from this post>link isn't he just the freaking cutest! ^_^) Also, there is no guarantee that you will find the items I am wearing on the site but there will be many similar :) Happy shopping! ^_^ www.wearecow.com

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Ghouls just wanna have fun…

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Well, hi again!, long time no freaking see again >.< Basically because my laptop is a hot mess & my camera is awol (all the lols)

This post is a little random but I thought it might be a nice ‘ice breaker’ back into the blogosphere. If you follow my instagram @effiesmakeupbox you will have probably already seen some of these photos (if you don’t, then go & follow, I promise my feed is pretty OK (a no belfie zone but still pretty good ;)

So yeah, this post is pretty self explanatory really, I dressed up as quite a few bits & bobs this Halloween (Ariel being my favourite, closely followed by Lydia Deetz) Gotta love a bit of Halloween cosplay! & then there are the obligatory pumpkins, I swear we pick something harder & harder each year to carve, this year being Groot & Star Lorde from Guardians Of The Galaxy (SUCH a good film!)

Anyway, I think it’s nice to be back? I’m gonna stop rambling now & let you get on with the rest of your Sundays :) What did you guys dress up as for Halloween? Also, leave your instagrams in the comments/tweet me (probably best to tweet me actually as I’m more likely to check there first) cos I’m always looking for new pretty accounts to follow! ^_^

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Freak Laboratory mineral foundation*…

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REVIEW:
WHAT FREAK LABORATORY SAY: ‘’This foundation best suits normal skin; skin that is not excessively oily or overly dry. It should be applied with a kabuki brush, in circular motions.It’s free from parabens + bismuth oxychloride, and the use of titanium dioxide in this foundation means some SPF is provided.’’
WHAT I THINK:
Packaging:First of all, I want to say how amazing I think the packaging is. Like most people, I am often drawn to products with great packaging & Freak Laboratory ticks all the right boxes: sleek, durable, not overly fussy & a down right fab logo!

Product:
Ever since my massive acne breakout in 2009 (& I mean massive, This is not just a few dimples I’m talking about here, my face literally looked like someone had thrown boiling water on me. It was that bad. I couldn’t wear anything on my face at all & it was very painful. I’ll not go into the deets but it was a pretty low time for me.) Trips to the docters were never vey successful & I obviously wanted something to cover the molten lava lumps acne on my face so I turned to Bare Minerals. I tell you now, it worked WONDERS & I have been a lover of mineral make-up ever since. However I’m not so in love with the hefty BM price tag. £25 a pot, to me is pretty expensive so when I saw that Freak Laboratory foundations retail at just £10 for basically the same product in the same sized pot I was super impressed! Not only that but Freak Laboratory offer a wider range of colours, so you can really find the perfect shade for your skin & even better news… they also offer small samples of foundations for only £1 per sachet so you can match your colouring up perfectly before going all out & spending your hard earned money on a full sized pot.

Application:
You can apply the foundation with either a kabuki or foundation brush, depending on the finish you want. I have been applying mine with the kabuki brush FL kindly sent me (pictured) & I also tried applying it with the infamous elf powder brush & found that that works pretty well too! The foundation feels really light on the skin, it feels like my skin can breathe which is always good!

Conclusion:
I would definitely recommend this foundation if you don’t like the feeling of heavy makeup but still want a full coverage. I would also recommend mineral foundations to anyone having problems with their skin, like I said, it worked wonders for me & with Freak Laboratory, the colour range is vast so you are bound to find one which is your perfect match while not being too harsh on your skin whilst not breaking the bank.

WHAT DO YOU THINK: Have you ever tried anything from Freak Laboratory? Have you ever tried any mineral make-up? What did you think of it?

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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Oh, hi

Oh hello! So I know I haven't blogged in a while, & I really do think that sucks but hey ho, life happens & series you have to put certain things aside.

I haven't completely fallen off the face of the Internet though, I am pretty active on my Instagram & twitter (@effiesmakeupbox)

This blog post is most likely to look a mess cos I am uploading it via the blogger app (& we all know how shit that is) anywho, I am going to start posting in here again, I miss it.

Hope you guys are good? 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Heads in the clouds but my gravity’s centred…

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Floral Chiffon Peplum Top*: Lashes Of London
Mom jeans: River Island

Oh hello outdoor photos! The weather is finally picking up a little, eigh? Well at least it did for a couple of days here in the north, damn northern windy, wet, snowy, weather (‘:

Lashes Of London kindly sent me this floaty, girly number & isn’t it fab? Can’t beat a bit of floral eigh? Anyway, you can visit Lashes of London here>>link What are your favourite pieces from their new collection? :)
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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Like, totally buggin’…

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All clothing: COW Vintage
Platform trainers*: Cute to the core

Another (& probably my favourite) set of images from my shoot with COW Vintage. Gosh, I’m really dragging these out, aren’t I? (‘: Ahh well, I thought you all might appreciate the dino goodness that Helen brought for me to dance around with in the studio! I’m trying my best to organise myself blog wise so hopefully you will see a few more outfit/general posts over the next few weeks, yay! Anyway, enjoy the pictures!

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Sunday, 9 March 2014

The eagle soars alone…

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Oversized Harley Davidson Tee*: COW Vintage
Reworked tartan shirt skirt*: COW Vintage
Oversized fedora: ASOS
Tights: Primark
Heart ‘o’ ring choker: Black Sheep Boutique

I took these photos back in January (hence no moon tattoo) after shooting with COW. I literally LIVE in this tee! It goes with absolutely everything, I wear it with leggings, jeans, skirts, shorts, I sleep in it goddamn it, it’s immense! I couldn’t reccommmend COW Vintage more for their choice of oversized vintage tees! Also, the skirt I am wearing is one of COW’s re-works, a flannel shirt that they have made into a pretty fly skirt! Check out COW Vintage here>>link

I had a lorra, lorra love on my instagram for the choker I am wearing, I bought it from Black Sheep Boutique & I love it! It’s so simple but so damn awesome, if you are looking for alternative jewellery then Black Sheep Boutique is the place for you! You can visit them here>>link.

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