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Top Nail Varnish For Summer

I love painting my nails, I love looking at the different colours, I love the fresh feeling of just painted your nails, and I love how much cheaper they are than getting them done at a salon. Even with my obsession with buying more and more colours or multiple shades of blue, I am still doing better than buying a set of acrylics! 

So here are my top tips for summer shades this year, and what I think you need to keep your eye on! 

Updating Skincare Storage

For so long my skincare has been unorganised and just madness, it was a big box of everything, no idea of what to use and what to try. So this weekend I decided to do a bit of an overhaul and clean out a cupboard to use. 

One of the highlights of being a blogger is getting the chance to try lots of different brands. I am extremely lucky to be sent quite a lot of different products to try out, so it doesn't take long for a small cupboard to be full, or for me to forget which products I loved using! So I thought organising them by function would be the best way to deal with it. 

Top 5 Drugstore Lipsticks (& Swatches)

Lipsticks are without a doubt my favourite beauty product. I typically opt for higher end lipsticks, as when I want to treat myself, its typically done with a fancy lipstick, but there is some from the drugstore that I hang on to, the ones I use and reach for, so I thought I would share them with you - as they seem to survive endless declutters, and still remain among the favourites.

What I Bought In Glasgow - Haul

I spent the day in Glasgow with Caitlin yesterday, so thought I would share with you the bits I picked up while shopping! Just a little haul, but worth while sharing. I'm in love with a bag! :) 

June: Skincare Routine

Skincare routines are so personal, and mine seems to be ever changing, but here are the things I am using all the time at the moment, some new, some old, some trusty, all the highlights! 

Spring Empties

Right now I am looking at all these photos, all these products and thinking HOW have I managed to use up so much stuff in 3 months. Then I got anxiety about writing this post. So here goes, lets go through all the empties! 

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review + Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review + Swatches

I feel like I have been waiting on Urban Decay to release a warm palette for AGES, I mean I did a whole post on it here back in January, and I must admit I was on the right track. I am in love with a warm eye, so I couldn't say no to this pre-release. 

This went live on their website at 11am on Tuesday, needless to say everyone was online buying them, like a bunch of crazed bloggers, so I know a fair few of us managed to get our hands on them. I was on the phone to Angela from BeautyByTheBunny at the time, we got ours together, then Caitlin from Bath'sBeauty got her hands on one too! 

So many of us managed to get one, so I am so happy Urban Decay sorted it out so if you wanted one, you could get one! So it will be nice to see lots of reviews from people who have bought it, rather than PR samples! :) - good move Urban Decay - I see what you did there! ;) 

Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Bondi Watch*

I am so obsessed with rose gold at the moment, I'm pretty sure all bloggers are. So when Daniel Wellington contacted me looking to collaborate for their brand new launch of the Classic Petite Bondi  in white and rose gold, how could I ever refuse? It is stunning. 

Wedding: What's In My Bag?

I think one of the big worries when you are a full day wedding guest is how much you need to take with you, do you pack light, do you pack everything? What do you do? So I thought I would run through everything I had in my bag for the wedding. Call it a wedding guest checklist?

June: Goals, Wishes & Regrets

Another month another wish list. Welcome to June. This month is proving to be warm with weeks of rain. I have a trip to glasgow planned so a lot of it will be planning around that! :) 

Battle of the Yellow (Colour Changing) Lipsticks + Swatches

Just incase you missed the Memo, I REALLY love yellow. Like its worryingly unhealthy. I mean check my Instagram, the obsession is real. So when I seen there wasn't one but TWO yellow lipsticks I near enough squealed in excitement. 

So the original, the first, was always Lipstick Queen, they created the Green and Blue colour changing lipsticks too, both of which Barry M is also doing.... but the two are good, and I thought I would compare them, as I know that is what most people will want to know, are they the same?? 

Instagram Morals, What Is Acceptable? How I Gain Followers

So recently there has been a lot of drama going on over Instagram and the morals behind it. Which ways is growing accounts considered as acceptable? Who defines these rules? Bloggers? Friends? Instagram? Who manages these?

Olympus Pen E-PL8 Review

I was really unsure whether or not to do a review on the E-PL8, simply because I am a tad camera clueless. I know how to point and shoot, and play around on the settings slightly, but I am no wiz when it comes to the specs or the tech, but I thought I would share with you my thoughts and first impressions, as most of us who are looking to by the E-PL8 maybe wouldn't have the best camera knowledge in the world, but may be looking to upgrade from their phone.

Face Of The Day: Wedding MakeUp

It seems odd to even post after what has happened today, but from last time, I know some of us were too sad to watch the news, and used blogs and youtube as a way to escape everything which is going on, so please understand I am deeply saddened by what has happened, and I am not trying to take away from that, but as a comfort to some, the post will go live as scheduled.

Last weekend I was at a wedding for my lovely friend, (you can view her wedding here, it was beautiful.) So I thought I would share what I put onto my face for the occasion, as some of you may be in need of inspiration for a wedding over summer! :)

So, Three Sent Me An iPhone...

Without a doubt the weirdest moment of my blogging life so far. Without any prior warning I had a knock at my door, parcel to sign for - open it up... and out falls a new boxed iPhone 7. I actually squealed "What the f*ck" and a "huh" 

May's Favourites

Another month, another favourites. This months favourites is filled with fab ones, ones I have been obsessing over this month.. hope you enjoy :) 

Amy & Andy's Pinterest Inspired Wedding

Do you ever just meet someone and instantly think - "Hey I like you" well this is what happened with these girls. The past year has been incredible, we have been through college together, written a care projects, MATHS!, nando's and nipple piercings, we have been through it all together this year, and I couldn't have picked a better pair to share the experience with. 

For this whole year, Amy has been wedding planning, we have chatted about flowers, lights, cars, bars, seating arrangements, dress fittings... you name it we have spoke about it - and this weekend she got to marry her Andy - and it was without a doubt the best wedding I have ever been to. 

Kat Von D: What I Have, Reviewed + Swatches

Every now and then I stumble across a brand which completely smash it across the board. It's simply every product they launch - its just good. No flops. Kat Von D is that brand to me at the moment. Everything they do is just fab, and every new launch is just improving the brand more and more in my eyes. 

Debenhams Beauty Haul + Swatches

I thought I would share with you all the items I have picked up over the past few weeks in Debenhams. My local one has undergone a huge revamp, and we now have Kat Von D, Bobbi Brown & Make Up Forever - it is looking pretty incredible. Needless to say I have bought some bits - it makes it so much harder to resist when you can swatch the items first.. goodbye money, nice to have known you...

Single Parent Travelling: Berlin Dec'17

I think there is a lot of things about being a single parent that is tough, but for me the hardest part is not having someone to do things with. You are a pair, rather than a group. You are one to one, rather than a team against your children, this can be everything from meals out, trips to the cinema, days out and holidays. 

Project Pan 2017

I did a project pan post back in 2016 (you can view that here) but I totally forgot and just put it aside. Part of me hates the idea of project pan, the idea of using something up, finishing it and being over, but another part is now loving that idea. Actually USING the things I love, finishing them, and repurchasing them if I really did love them, or replacing with something a bit different. 

I have been really into watching project pan videos on YouTube the past few weeks, I must admit I have learned quite a lot from watching them, either things I want to do - or things I want to avoid. I aim to use things I love, and to giveaway bits I am not using. I also want to photograph progress to see how quickly I actually using things - I am hoping this gives me a better insight when buying things - well that is the plan anyways!

On The Go Beauty Bag

I think everyone has those days - the ones where you hit snooze 12 times too many, or leave it until the very last minute then think FUCK. Scramble yourself together and throw some makeup into a bag to do on the way - usually to work. 

So I thought I would share with you the things I always throw in my bag. The key things I think of while taking makeup out my house is mainly: 

Let's Talk: Drowning in Samples


Some days I feel like I am just drowning in all the samples I have, drowning I tell you, and I am sure I am not alone here, everything from serums, moisturisers, makeup AAAAH - all in teeny form. But are they helpful? Or a complete waste of time?

YouTube Videos I Do Not Have Time For

I'm sure I am not alone when I say I spend HOURS every week watching YouTube videos... what can I say? I just cannot resist a "What am not gonna buyyyy" video (Sung in Kimberly Clark style of course) But there is a whole load of videos that I just cannot stand anymore, even looking at their title I think BLECH! So I thought I would put them all together in one list, and you can add things in which you cannot stand too, so we can all be negative together! 

Top 5 High End Lipsticks (& Swatches)

Finding the perfect lipstick can be a mission in itself, but an enjoyable one at least. I have found my heart well and truly belongs to a matte formula, a creamy one, a nude one. Every single one of my favourites have been matte - but I always promise to be honest on here, and this is honest and real... I just love a matte lippy. 

May: Goals, Wishes & Regrets

Hello May, it doesn't feel like proper May yet, but we seem to be a good chunk into it already. Life just flies now! So here are my goals for this month! :)

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation Review & Swatches

I think I am ready to say this.... This is the best foundation I have ever used. Move over Sheer Glow, this is the new favourite. Why? Because it stays put - on my oily nose, ALL DAY. Which is a miracle status in my opinion. So here is the full review!

Blogger & PR/Brand Events

I have been blogging for 2 years now - so have come to a point where I have seen some of the best and worst parts of it. I love the engagement, the improvement, seeing people love your content is SO rewarding.

I love being given the opportunity to work with brands, already loving a brand and them contacting you asking if you would like to try out some more from them, or being given an opportunity to try a brand you haven't used before - it is definitely an incredible experience.

Unfortunately the relationship between bloggers and PR can be pretty crap, we seem to have expectations from each other and lack of understanding - well for some of us anyways. Brand relationships can be incredible, but you need to be strong and know your worth - especially when it comes to your blog and PR expectations, I have found this most at Events.

How I Failed My Spending Ban - And Why I Don't Care.


BOOM. Goodbye money, goodbye spending ban. HELLO PRETTY. 

Kiehl's in Dundee Opening and Skin Consultation

My local Debenhams is having the best revamp yet - we are getting additions of Kat Von D, Bobbi Brown, MUFE, and of course Kiehls... Needless to say we are all seriously excited! *squeel* So the lovely ladies at Kiehls invited over some local bloggers to their opening night - and I had such a good time I thought I would write a post on it. 

April Favourites

Another month, another Favourites. This time its April  -and I have been obsessing over a few new bits - so here they are :)

MakeErinOver Turns 2! (My FULL MakeUp Collection Video)

So I kinda forgot my blog turned two this month #fail! So to celebrate I thought I would do something I have been meaning to do for a really long time.... I video'd my makeup collection.... so here it is, disclaimers included!

8 MakeUp Packaging Complaints

Packaging Complaints

I love Make Up, I love buying it, looking at it, using it - you name it. It is something that brings we great amounts of joy in life. BUT.... there is some things about it that really, really irritate me. And I just wish brands would listen to us when we say WE DO NOT WANT IT.

So here are a list of things that irritate me to no end, I hope you enjoy....

The Blogging Community

Ever since I started blogging I have heard comments like "Oh the blogging community just isn't what it was" Constant doubts of the bloggers, or the number of us now. This is typically said by bigger YouTubers or bloggers, missing the good old days where it was some sort of exclusive club... *eyeroll* I hate the exclusive vibe they wanted to keep, like somehow being new means you are not worthy, or wanted... To be honest I didn't take much notice of it, I just seen it as them being huffy over their club being open to all.

The Eyebrow Obsession

For as long as I can remember the beauty world has been obsessed with eyebrows, its either plucking them down to three strands, or wanting big bushy brows like Cara (Delevingne). I would love to have big beautiful brows. but unfortunately I have been blessed with long, uncontrollable yet thin brows. *sigh*

Trying Out New Brands & Products*

I love trying new makeup, and I love trying new brands... so when you are given the opportunity to try new things, it really is the perfect partnership. Needless to say I was thrilled to try out some new bits from Vichy, Bagsy and Elemental Herbology - all of which I have already heard such good things about.

Why I Buy High End MakeUp

Buying high end makeup is something that people either understand - or they don't. Just like how I will never understand my Gran's need to collect expensive plates, my mum's need to spend all year in her garden obsessing over vegetables and plants, or my friends obsession with anything pug - its just one of those joys in life that you find yourself needing more of, the things you find yourself looking at day in and day out.

Make Up: The Spring Edit

I love looking at which items people are using at the moment, especially as the weather changes! So here is all the bits I have been using this spring, my typical face all in one post :)

Gourdie Croft: Beefeater Kingsway West Dundee Review*

So a few weeks ago the Beefeater chain contacted me and asked me if I would like to come along to their newly renovated restaurant in Dundee - so how could I refuse? I love food.. so I took my mum along for lunch and we ate way too much good food, and had a good gossip. 

April: Goals, Wishes & Regrets

April so far is going well, for once this year things are looking up - And I am so excited to have new things to look forward to so here are the goals I have set myself this month, fingers crossed I can stick to them! 

LilyPebbles Made Me Buy It

This was originally going to be a "YouTube made me buy it" but it turns out Lily (From LilyPebbles) is the main influencer when it comes to me spending my money. Of course it does include Anna, but for me it needs to be confirmed by Lily for me to run out and buy it. 

So here is just some of the things that Lily has unknowingly made me buy - hope you enjoy :) 

The April Spending & Alcohol Ban

I didn't think I would ever put myself onto a spending ban, ever. I always swore I wouldn't, I hate restricting myself like that.. but after watching practically all of Kimberly Clark (Clark Clark)'s videos, I now find myself singing "What I'm not gonna buyyyy" I joke. But I also find myself thinking  "I Don't need it? I'm not gonna buy it?"

Beating Depression

I think we could all relate to having periods of time where you just feel low. Part of the ups and downs everyone goes through in life. But sometimes a low can feel so low you have no idea how you are going to get up from it - and this is something I have been dealing with lately.

Benefit Cheek Parade Review & Swatches

Benefit Cheek Parade Review & Swatches

Get ready for a very picture heavy post. But can you really blame me? This palette is perfection. So I thought I would take the time to swatch and review it, after me impulse buying this a few weekends ago!

March Favourites

Is it really the end of March? How on earth did that happen? Really? I'm shocked! So as usual here are all the bits I have been loving this month! 

Foreo Issa Hybrid Review*

Yes, its definitely a toothbrush.

I promise.

& Yeah, I know it looks like something else.... but its 100% a toothbrush.

*hides toothbrush in the cupboard*

Wishing for Summer: The Products I Cant Wait To Use

Ok so it may only be mid march, but  I am just so excited for it to be hot again. I am dreaming of coral toned makeup, bronzed skin and bright lips. So I thought I would do a post of all the things I just cannot wait to take advantage of this summer, the bits which I feel I don't usually use all winter.

Let's Talk: Was #RedOut a Cop Out?

I get the whole idea of this is to draw awareness to the cause, to get people talking - To inspire people to talk about it and to write posts like this, just to get the buzz going.... but is it in the right way? Or is it just stupid and not in the right intentions... 

Me personally... I just cannot see the point of it all... I mean could the team at Comic Relief not asked this band of influencers to do something more, something better... something more creative? Something more thought provoking, just anything? Is this the best idea they had? 

Spectrum Brushes Siren Smoke Set Review

Have you ever seen prettier brushes? Spectrum ROCK the pretty makeup brushes. Without a doubt the best brand for Instagram friendly tools... surprisingly the brushes are pretty amazing too.. pretty and good? All for a cheap price.. what more could any makeup lover ask for? 

I have actually been sent Spectrum brushes before, I reviewed them here. But these ones I have spent my hard earned cash on - because having one of each brush - just isn't enough (especially when you are lazy like me and HATE cleaning them) 

Nano Whitening Kit (Whitewash Laboratories) Review*

Thanks to my coffee obsession I have noticed lately the colour of my teeth are quickly turning not so white anymore, so when Nano contacted me asking if I would like to try out their Teeth Whitening kit - I thought... well why not?