Saturday, 27 October 2012


So being a sucker for a freebie I finally got my hands on the Benefit Sun Beam which came with this months In Style magazine and I decided to take advantage of the mountains of stock which was on offer in my local newsagents and grab them whilst I could and decided to hold a small giveaway for you guys to own the entire collection. Yes thats 'Cha Cha Tint, Benetint, and Sun Beam all in nifty travel sized portions.

All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will be open for 1 week only and is open to all!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Just a quick note...the winner will be contacted once the giveaway is over they will then have 48 hours to respond. If they do not respond then a further winner shall be picked and so on.

Monday, 8 October 2012


So this weekend a night out with the girls called for some serious pampering time considering it only happens once in a blue moon. Ever the beauty blogger I can be found seeking out beauty products wherever I go and a quick Saturday afternoon shop in Morrison's was no different. I had decided that I needed or shall I say wanted a new nail polish. Bored of my usual array of neutrals and pinks I wanted something that would make a statement amongst my all black ensemble. Thats when I saw it - Electric Dreams which forms part of collections summer range which launched earlier this year. A gorgeous combo of electric blue and turquoise which can only be described as somewhat garish compared to the colours usually adorning my talons!

Easy to apply with a nice thick brush this ticked all the boxes. Two coats was all that was needed and  quick sweep of my holy grail - Seche Vite and I was good to go! My only gripe would be with its staying power which only lasted until today (monday) until it started to flake. But for £1.99 this is definitely the perfect budget nail polish. 

Have you tried any of the Collection Hot Looks range?

Friday, 5 October 2012


Ah, Instagram posts. These seem to be hit and miss in the blogging community and I know some see them as a cop out of a blog post. Me personally? I love them! So without wanting to dwell on whether or not we love them or loathe them I have decided to do a catch up. Call it OCD if you will I tend to  call it my organisational Virgo side so I hope you enjoy a rather hefty instalment!

Flat pack hell, Jalepenos, eBay finds, Canabis drink, immature behaviour, Paris OOTD, funny texts, my humble abode, cheeky drink mid week, favourite book becomes a film, messy blogging with dead camera, pepsi old skool, mini twisters, Paris Haul, cold nights = slippers, reached 600 milestone (thank you), mum stocked me up on cleaning products, made prawn cocktails for lunch, The Notebook, our home, outfit tof the day, Ikea list, mussels in France, Sephora haul, breakfast in Paris, Temp in Paris, Our bed in hotel, Just WOW, a mess clearing out before moving out!, Paris wishlist!

If you fancy seeing more of the above then come and follow me on Instagram @beckysmakeup

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Duo Boots Blogger Competition

When an email popped into my inbox offering the opportunity to win a pair of shoes or boots worth up to £270 my eyebrows immediately tweaked. Duo was a brand that I had not heard of before however a quick mooch of their website told me this was right up my street so I could not wait to get stuck into their competition by creating a season look featuring either shoes or boots by Duo! The competition is open to all bloggers, to find out more click here.

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I am definitely a boot girl when it comes to my footwear atire so Autumn seemed like the perfect season to opt for. As soon as I clicked on the site these ankle boots immediately caught my eye. I decided to add a splash of colour to my usual skinny jean 'uniform' by following along the line of the red wine almost vampy trend which seems to be very popular at the moment. A slouchy jumper is a must, no one likes a muffin top over their skinnys do they :-) and what with the colder months coming I definitely like to make up for it in comfort food. The bag is an absolute steal from eBay and definitely has somewhat of a *cough* Mulberry feel about it. I added the scarf to bring the colours together, a sweep of a deep red lippy and you are good to go. 

So what did you think of my outfit? Will you be entering the competition?