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Apple Watch Series 3 + Cellular Practical Review

Apple Watch Series 3 + Cellular Practical Review

I've had my apple watch now for 4 weeks, and now that the novelty has worn off - I thought it would be the best time to write a full post on it! So I hope you enjoy, something outside the usual beauty related content, but I hoped it would be something that would be interesting - as I have had quite a few questions on it. 

CND Vinylux NightSpell 2017 Weekly Nail Polish Collection*

CND Vinylux NightSpell 2017 Weekly Nail Polish Collection*

I LOVE nail varnish, there is just something nice about having freshly painted nails that can just brighten every mood. So when a company wants to send me some new colours to try out - well, I'm a little bit excited.

AJ: Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush (For Kids)*

AJ: Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush (For Kids)*

The Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush was very kindly sent to us to try out. AJ was so excited to have something sent through for him, I don't think a box has ever been opened quick enough. So we decided that this would be AJ's first guest post on my blog. I'm saying guest post - but I am writing it - with his input - and his modelling (badly). 

The October Life Update: Cool Hats, Cosy Jumpers & Days Out



This is the post I consider mine. The one I post because #myblogmyrules but some how people seem to enjoy a monthly update on all things me, so why not?

Here is my once a month personal post, the ones with photos of all things other than makeup and skincare, I hope you enjoy! :)

Changes To MakeErinOver



Hey Guys & Girls!


Just a quick, chatty update to discuss schedules, and the direction MakeErinOver is going.

MakeUp: The Autumn Beauty Edit



I love autumn, and autumn makeup is definitely my favourite too. Nothing makes me happier than bringing out a bold lip to go with a big scarf! So I thought I would share my typical makeup look, the items I have been reaching for over the past month, the perfect bits for autumn. 

Hourglass Confessions Refillable Lipstick Set + Swatches

Hourglass Confessions Refillable Lipstick Set + Swatches

Example A: Erin Has No Self Control. 

SO BAD. But they so pretty. 

Seriously though this was the absolute last thing I needed. But still, there I was, typing in my card details because I convinced myself they would be so so worth it... and well... yeah, I love em. 

YSL All Hours Foundation Full Review + Swatches


YSL All Hours Foundation Full Review + Swatches

New foundation is always a scary and exciting moment, especially when you have an oily AF nose like me, add that combo in with glasses it is a wonder any foundation even begins to hang on. 

So when a few of the big YouTubers were saying the new YSL all hours foundation is perfect for those with oily skin and love full coverage, well I was ALL for it. *runs to Debenhams to buy it*

Being An Autumn "Basic" Blogger



Hey, My name is Erin, I like to think that 9 out of 12 months I am unique, different, a bit yellow, a bit nuts.. but the minute September 1st hits I turn into a full blown stereotypical, autumn loving, pumpkin loving, PSL loving loony - and I am not even ashamed. 

So I thought I would throw together all my absolute favourites of Autumn, and help you decide that really autumn is the bestest season of them all lol. 

Top 10 Autumn Nail Varnishes


Autumn shades are just complete goals, I love a warm toned shade of any colour, and autumn is just the perfect excuse to have my nails red, purple, orange, mustard *squeel* the whole 3 months. 

3INA: New In (Review & Swatches)*


3INA (Pronounced Mee-Na btw) isn't a new brand to me anymore, I loved the last few bits they sent me so it was so lovely to be sent some more to try, they are so good for the price (and you can find most of them on Asos - just pop them in with your next clothing order!) 

October: New In Beauty



I spend a lot of my time watching Beauty News on youtube, (their channel is so so good), they upload twice a week just discussing new releases, it can be SO addictive. Watching this and Samantha March talk about new releases in her "Will I buy it" series has made me a tad obsessed with keeping up to date on new launches.

What I would say is that it has helped me to plan out what I want to invest my money in, and what I really want to save up for, so if you are wanting to be in the know, and suck at keeping up to date with trend mood, and don't mind swearing Aussie's check them out! :)

September Favourites 2017


Hello September, oh wait, it's goodbye September... how is it the end of September already??? Oh well, here is this months favourites. 

September: Skincare Saviours


Another month, another roundup - see this as my skincare favourites, what is in the routine at the moment! :) So here is everything I have been using constantly for the month of September :)

NIA Sunday Detox Review & Competition*



I did a post with NIA just over a month ago - you can see the post here. And I loved their products (their cleanser is so good) At the time I was really sad the Sunday Detox was out of stock - it looked so good - Then NIA contacted me again a few weeks ago to see if I would like to try it now it is back! Needless to say I said yes - and they very kindly sent me two, one for me - and one for a giveaway (More on that later)


MAC "Baby's All Right" Lipstick


Every now and then I find a new lipstick that I consider to be a "game changer". Simply because it is similar enough to what I already love, but different enough to have me reaching for it constantly. This one from Mac is definitely one of these.

Spectrum x Mean Girls Collection




The minute I seen these I knew I would just NEED to own them. They have been on my wish list since they first made their appearance all over Spectrum's social media. The fact that I love Spectrum already was just the icing on the cake.

L'Oreal True Match Concealer Review & Swatches

L'Oreal True Match Concealer Review & Swatches

I don't know if it is just me, but every time any brand launches a new concealer I get a little hopeful that it will be the next best thing, the next tarte shape tape (which I still haven't tried btw). 

So when I seen that L'Oreal had launched a new True Match concealer to go alongside their true match foundation range - I was more than a little excited. Everyone loves the true match foundation, the shade range they have rivals high end brands, so I was excited to see what their palest shade would be. 

T-Zone Charcoal & Bamboo Skincare Range**


T-Zone Charcoal & Bamboo Skincare Range**

Say hello to the newest range from T-Zone. *Squeel* its ALL black, all of it, every single bit, and I'm kinda into it - its so different. 

The September Life Update: Turning 6, Starting College & The Return of PSLs


The personal post, what I have been up to this month! :) Still unsure on these posts, but meh - my blog my rules, and I have to do something with my pretty photos and internal chatter! :)

Summer Empties


That moment when you take all the photos for a blog post, think how productive you are being, then realise you now need to write about every single one *AAAAAAAAH. So here is the past 3 months worth of empty products and their mini reviews I hope you enjoy! :) 

Dr Paw Paw Multi-Purpose Soothing Balm*

Dr Paw Paw Multi-Purpose Soothing Balm*


Dr Paw Paw was one brand I haven't heard of up until recently - then all of a sudden I am seeing them everywhere! The hype is real with these ones, and I totally understand the obsession.

Dr Paw Paw can be used as a handcream or a lipbalm, this makes the perfect handbag companion. The yellow one is colourless, so perfect for this (And I must admit I do LOVE the colour of it - obviously)

September: New In Beauty



I spend a lot of my time watching Beauty News on youtube, (their channel is so so good), they upload twice a week just discussing new releases, it can be SO addictive. Watching this and Samantha March talk about new releases in her "Will I buy it" series has made me a tad obsessed with keeping up to date on new launches.

What I would say is that it has helped me to plan out what I want to invest my money in, and what I really want to save up for, so if you are wanting to be in the know, and suck at keeping up to date with trend mood, and don't mind swearing Aussie's check them out! :)


So here are the items which have caught my eye recently: 

ABH Subculture Palette: A Month Later (Full Review + Swatches)

Anastasia Beverley Hills Subculture Palette swatches

Is the drama over the Subculture palette dead yet? I was hoping it would be by the time this post went live, I wanted it to be done, for the videos to be over and the bandwagon to come to an end. 

 I did a first impression post here, where I did a quick overview of the palette, but this is the one that has been asked for, my final thoughts, my month later opinion, how I have been using it, and if I still like it.  

Instagram: We Are On A Break.


I think I am just done. Ever been in a relationship that is just bad? You pour everything you have into it, and you get absolutely nothing back. It's all take take take. 

Well i'm done. I think I just need a week, I need a break OK. I just can't do this anymore. *cries* 

Waltz 7 Aroma Shower Tabs*

Waltz 7 Aroma Shower Tabs*

Can you imagine what it is like being a beauty blogger, an instagrammer, and not having a bath. 

This is my life. 

Bathless. 

My Favourite Autumn Berry Lipsticks



The minute it hits September I have a jumper on. HELLO AUTUMN. *while sweating* but I love putting on a warm berry red lip from now until February, so here are my top picks.  

August Favourites 2017



END OF THE MONTH, again. Tomorrow is AJ's birthday, so I really love August, but this month I have been loving so much! AJ's birthday isn't included here, because it hasn't happened yet - but of course he is a favourite - he always is! :)

August: Skincare Saviours


Another month, and another monthly roundup of all the skincare items I have been loving this month!, I feel like this month has flown by, so quickly. So here is what I have been smearing onto my body this month. lol. 

My Bright & Multi-Coloured Living Room


To me there really is no place like home, and I love being able to relax on my couch with my feet up, so design in my home is more around comfort than looks - but even with that considered I like it to look as good as it can - even if my taste and style is a bit odd.  

NIA Skincare Review*


NIA (Not into Aging) kindly sent me some skincare to try out, and I was really excited to try them! Is it bad I was totally obsessed with the packaging the minute I seen it? I mean it is PINK!! SO cute!

NIA is new to the UK, and is being sold in Harvey Nichols, so I love the chance to be able to try it out, so exciting! :)

Tangle Angel Hair Brush*




Tangle Angel are a brand I have been seeing all over social media recently, and no wonder too, they are SO pretty. So when they contacted me asking if I would like to try one out - I of course agreed.

Tangle Angel – our original detangling hairbrush, is not only perfect for detangling both wet and dry hair, but also makes a great blow drying brush and is suitable for all hair types.

Case App: Phone Case & MacBook Skin*


I really love my MacBook, I love how it speaks to my phone, it makes them the perfect pair at home and at college. The one thing I am aware of is how bloody expensive they both are. So I make the point of always having a case on both of them. 

So when Case App contacted me and asked me if I would like to try out some of their case designs - it seemed like the perfect opportunity to switch up the current cases I was using. 

Project Pan 2017 - Update



Something I have Learned from this: Project Pan is HARD. 

Seriously so so hard. I'm genuinely shocked at how long things take to be used up, it makes me question why on earth I have so much makeup, but strangely doesn't make me stop buying it... but still, finishing up a product is hard, especially a powder product. 

The August Life Update: Doing "Nothing" and Falling in a F**king Portaloo.


I feel like the one thing my blog is always missing is more about my actual life. I mean sure I chatter away about makeup, and will throw the odd bit of personal information into those and favourites posts, but I never actually take the time to update you all on things other than what I am lusting over or purchased in the makeup world. So I thought I would change my structure around a little and play with a life update, let me know if it is something you like, or you would rather I talk about lipstick... because I understand that - I will try to make them fun regardless.

#MACWeek: (BONUS POST) MAC Girls Rockin' Rebel Palette + Swatches


Ok, I have blog swatch addiction where I just NEED a swatch post for every palette I own, so TADDAAA this is the MAC Girls Rockin' Rebel one. Because the colours are just so pretty, and I need a good, beautiful swatch post. Consider this a bonus post from MACWeek. 

So here is the MAC Rockin' Rebel palette, the newest release from MAC. I must say, this is something totally different in my stash, and I am obsessed with the shades in this. I must declare again and make this super transparent, but I did win the palette at a MAC event, but I was not gifted this for review or anything like that - it was a raffle, and just plain good luck! :) 

#MACWeek: My Full MAC Lipstick Collection + Swatches


ok, so I am slightly ashamed to admit how many I have, I mean there is no need for anyone to own this many for personal use - but I have a serious soft spot for a MAC lip... and well, as you will see, a certain even bigger soft spot for a MAC nude lip, sure no one needs them all, but this is my collection, the good, the bad and the "why the fuck did I buy that"s. Enjoy :) 

#MACWeek: 10 items You NEED from MAC


I couldn't do a whole week of MAC without recommending my absolute favourites that you just need in your stash. So here they are! Hope you enjoy.

#MACWeek: MAC Girls Launch Party (Dundee Debenhams)


I do love a launch party, and I love MAC, so MAC + Launch Party and there is no way I am missing it. This Thursday marked the launch of the new MAC Girls collection. Four new palettes with different shades showing new staple looks. 

Each palette is a different vibe, each has 8 eyeshadow shades and a highlighter/blush shade to compliment, they are designed to compliment each personality trait, now i'm really not sure what girl would describe themselves as any of these, but meh, lets go with it - the colours are pretty! 

#MACWeek: Top MAC Eyeshadows + Swatches


What is a MAC week without some eyeshadow swatches? I couldn't go a week without having an eyeshadow post, hell, I can't even go into MAC without getting covered in eyeshadow so there is nothing new there. 


These are the ones I love, the ones I recommend all the time, and the ones I just need in my stash at all times. 

#MACWeek MAC Bold & Bad Lash Review



First of all, the packaging on this is totally cute, velvet lettered effect on the bottle, the red cap, it is just such a nice product to look at, especially for a mascara! :) but lets talk about the product itself and how well it does! 

#MACWeek: MAC HAUL!


So I figured this was the best next instalment in the MACWeek - the products I bought because of Fraser... yeah he costs me a fortune with his influence. To be fair to him, all he needs to say is "this is good" and I am all over it like "YES I NEED IT" honestly I need to learn to control my spending in that shop.

Please note that everything here was bought over the last month, but not in one go - not that it excuses my spending but still....

#MACWeek: Make Over With Fraser (Dundee, Debenhams)




I swear there is no better feeling than getting your makeup done by someone you admire and look up to. Fraser is that one person locally for me, he is SO talented, and loves makeup just as much as I do.  His makeup is always flawless, unique, bold. Everything I wish I could do on a daily basis, just total #goals. I think it shows a lot when your local counter and staff are enthusiastic about makeup, about new trends, about influencers and most importantly, what their brand is doing and what could be coming - Fraser is good at all of this, so he is my go to when it comes to MAC. 

So, I decided to book in with Fraser for a wedding, usually I do my own makeup, but with MAC offering a full face of makeup when you spend £40, I thought why not..#treatyoself 



3INA MakeUp: The Bestsellers*


This week I had a surprise parcel through from 3ina (It's pronounced Mee-Nah btw lol) and it had some pretty amazing goodies inside, they decided to send out their best selling products for us to try, and I am so glad they did - because these are best sellers for a reason... 

August: New In Beauty I'm Lusting Over


I spend a lot of my time watching Beauty News on youtube, (their channel is so so good), they upload twice a week just discussing new releases, it can be SO addictive. Watching this and Samantha March talk about new releases in her "Will I buy it" series has made me a tad obsessed with keeping up to date on new launches.

Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Subculture Palette Review + Swatches


Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Subculture Palette Review + Swatches

*oh my lord isn't it beautiful* 

I know, its only just arrived, so I cannot do a full intense review, but I find when it comes to new palette swatches is what everyone realistically wants, so here is the swatches and first impressions for each shade! I hope enjoy - and I hope you have found it helpful if you are looking to purchase it :) 

July's Favourites


Bye July! I am so excited for August, I love August, my son turns 6, P2 for him and I start college again! Excited to get back into a proper routine, but here are the things I have been loving this month!

July's Skincare Saviours


As I get more into skincare, I thought it would be fun to do a roundup at the end of each month of the skincare items I have been loving. So this is that. Welcome to July's skincare roundup! :) 

DKNY Dreamsicle & Roses De Chloe From Perfume Click*


I haven't bought a new perfume in so so long, and I am at the point where I have 5 almost empty ones, so when PerfumeClick contacted me asking me if I would like to try their site and pick some perfumes, I was more than happy to accept! 

Perfume Click specialise in designer and celebrity perfumes, but also sell fake tan, makeup, haircare, skincare. There is SO much on there, all at a discounted price, it is really good for finding perfumes that are not in stores anymore. 

An Ode To Elemental Herbology*



Have you ever just used a brand and thought AAAAH I LOVE YOU. Well for me that brand is Elemental Herbology. It was one I hadn't heard of up until recently. It was sent through to me in a PR package along with a few other brands to try, then I fell in love with the quality of the products.