Monday, 18 November 2013

Lush Lip Srub- Mint Julips

Hello lovelies, today I have a review on this saviour! Lush lip scrub in mint julips. I previously had bubblegum which I loved so much but that was a few years ago now and I thought it was time I picked another one up, this one was recommended to me by one of the lovely ladies who works in my local lush as she knew I liked this kind of scent.
I have really dry lips so one of these is crucial to me to keep my lips feeling soft and not chapped.

This is a caramel type colour and smells so good. It smells like after eight mints and tastes the same. I have to admit though the lady in the shop told me it was chocolate but I can't taste chocolate in this it all.
I use this more than once a day especially at this time of year when my lips are getting dry.
I put my nivea lip butter on after this to make my lips extra soft!

This costs £5.50 and is from lush.
Have you tried any of the lip scrubs? Which is your favorite?


Sunday, 17 November 2013

What I did this week #3

Hello my lovelies! Happy Sunday! It's time for my what I did this week post again. It is a little more exciting than last week! But still could have been better. I love doing this post because I can look back in a while and see what I was doing on certain dates, like a little diary but public!

Sunday- I had a lazy day again, wrote up my blogging schedule for the next few weeks, wrote some posts and took pictures! Very organized for once.

Monday- I basically done the same as Sunday, I was supposed to go into work but I was still in so much pain that I couldn't.

Tuesday-  I went back to work! I forgot how much I enjoyed it! Was a busy day, really starting to get me into the mood for Christmas now!

Wednesday- Back to college! It was great to see everyone! One of the girls had been for her pregnancy scan so was showing us all her little baby. I practiced manicure ready for bringing a client in for assessment next week!

Thursday-  I went to college, I was in so much pain, my tuter kept telling me to go home but I wouldn't! We done facials to start off in the morning, I was supposed to have something called group tutorial which is basically just life skills but my tuter for that was off so we went in with level 2's and learned shellac! I then had maths and English which was boring! 

Friday- This was come to college in your oneise day for my class for children in need. I also tried the new costa chocolate and orange mocha latte and I have to say it was lovely! I sadly got sent home from college as I was still ill, gutted that I never got to take part in the fund raising but well done to my girls who raised £124.45 for children in need.

Saturday- Remember last week? Yes, the exact same happened again although I got a cheeky little x-ray thrown in too! Still the same, another injection and I am to see how it carries on through the next few days.

What did you do this week? 


Saturday, 16 November 2013

#BritishBloggerSelection- Favorite Clothes Shop

Hey everyone so this week for the #BritishBloggerSelection we have to write a post up about favorite clothes shop. I haven't got 1 favorite so I am going to do my top 3.
Where I live we don't have that many shops to buy clothes, I am going to tell you the two I always buy from in my city and one that I buy from if I am near one.

Newlook- We have one in my city and for years this was the only clothes shop I went in as all the other ones were expensive and as I was younger I couldn't afford to shop anywhere else. Newlook is still a firm favorite and I think it always will be.

Internacionale- Since we have had this shop in my city which isn't that long I have always gone in here, I love how it is cheap-ish and have some great clothes. We have had internacionale a few times but I hope this time it is here to stay.

Primark- This is my favorite clothes shop and sadly we don't have one where I live! The nearest one is in Newcastle so around 1 hour and a half away. I love how it is so cheap and they have some lovely clothes in there. I hope one day we get Primark here!

What's your favorite clothes shop?


Friday, 15 November 2013

Children In Need 2013

Hi everyone, as today is Children In Need today, that's what my post is going to be on. My class at college decided to come to college in our onesie's and raise money by going round the college and into our town center with buckets for children in need. I was going to take lots of pictures to add to my post today but unfortunatly I got sent home from college poorly so I couldn't take part in the fun :(. Luckily I have a few pictures of my oneise, nails and my face as I also went bearfaced as they calling it.

This is one of my onesies. I chose to wear this one today to go in to college. This onesie is from Primark about a year and a half ago, I think it was £12 but not too sure.

Here are my nails that I had today. I painted them all yellow apart from my ring finger which was white. I then added a white strip on my thumb to look like Pudsey's bandanna  On my ring finger I added the spots that are the colour of the the spots on Pudsey's bandanna and same with the white strip on my thumb. I then done a bear's face on my thumb making it look like Pudsey.

You might be aware that a lot of celebrities this year are going 'bearfaced' which means no makeup and having a black pawprint on there face for children in need. I also done this for college as I thought it was just a good idea to do as so money other people are doing it.

I am not sure how much my class raised for children in need as I had to go home, when I left we had raised £10 but that was just us all paying £1 each, they were going around the college with buckets when I left them so hopefully they raised a lot!

What have you done for Children In Need?


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide- Adults

Hey everyone so as we are nearing the festive time of year I thought I would do a series of gift guides. I am going to be doing these every Thursday for the next 4 weeks.
I am starting off today with a gift guide for adults. I am going to pick a few men and women ideas. Obviously these ideas aren't to everyone's taste as everyone is different but here are some that I think are good ideas. I know there is more ideas for women than men but I really couldn't think of any more ideas for men.


Yankee Candles.
Candles are a great gift especially at this time of year when you get home from work get in your PJ's. put the fire on light a few candles and cosy up under  a blanket with a hot chocolate! You can never really go wrong with a candle and Yankee have to be the best make out there. They have price range starting at £1.75 and finishing at £19.49. You can get them online at and in shops such as Clinton card's etc.

Cath Kidston Bag
Women love bags and that is a fact! So why not treat your mum/friend/grandma to a Cath Kidston bag. These bags are very pretty and girly, you can get flowery ones, spotty ones and many more designed ones. They also have matching purses, you can also get other gifts too such as mugs, pencils and hand creams. The bags price range from as little as £4.00 and go up to £115. You can get them online at

Lush Gift Set
Women love a nice hot bubble bath and thats a fact. Lush are great at giving you products to give you the best bath time experience ever. With bath bombs that fizz and turn your water a different colour, bubble bars that you crumble under running water to give you lots of bubbles. The smells are to die for. Lush have a great range of gift sets for you starting as little as £4.25 and as much as £100.00 you can get these online at or in your local lush shop

Marc Jacobs Daisy
This is a very popular perfume, I myself  have this perfume and love it. This perfume pops up on so many perfume favorite posts and such like and I can tell why. Marc Jacobs do so many nice perfumes so if Daisy isn't to your taste there will be one in his range. The price of this ranges from £47.50 to £63.50 and you can get this in perfume shops and online.

Now, what women doesn't love new pjyama's? Onesies too! So why not get one for them! I love my onesies to cosy up on a night infront of the fire with candle's lit after a nice relaxing bath with a mug of hot chocolate. I love getting new PJ's and getting in them for the first time. I think that all women  have a love for nightwear. I just used this picture as an idea, you can get pyjama's and onesies almost anywhere and you can get them very cheap from as little as around £5.

Male Grooming Kit
Ok, so us women love pampering ourselves, making ourself feel and look pretty. But what about men? Do they ever take as much time as us women? With this kit you could make any man want to take care of himself more than ever! In the kit you get a hair trimmer, scissors, nail clippers and many more items. For what you get I don't think the price tag of £24.99 is that bad. You can find it online here.

Wallet and Coin purse
My dad is always after a new wallet as somehow they always seem to fall apart on him. If this is the same with your dad or another male you need to buy for then why not get him a new one for Christmas. This wallet here is £35.  It has compartments for your cards, notes and you change. This one is from John Lewis.

Watches are stylish and a great accessory, they also help to keep you on time. You can never have too many watches, a different one for every outfit perhaps? I love the colour of the on in the picture. The one in the picture is from Argos and is £39.99.

Next Thursday I have Gift Idea's for teenagers.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Beauty Blender

Hey guys so today I have a review on the beauty blender. I got this a while a go on ebay for 99p off this seller. I use this everyday to apply my foundation and I love it. I had seen everyone going on about these for ages in the blogging world but never got round to getting one but i am so pleased that I did now! I don't think there has been a day gone by where I haven't used this since getting it. The only down side is how long I waited for it to come as it came all the way from hong kong. 

Have you tried a beauty blenders?

Much love 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Barry M Natural Glow Palette

Hey everyone so today I have review for you! I haven't done a review in what feels like the longest time ever but here we are.
I picked up this little beauty around a week a go and I love it. It is a great compact palette for on the go as it has 6 shadows and 1 blusher inside of.

As you can see the palette contains 6 neutral eye shadows and a pink blusher. I love my neutral colour eye shadows which if you have been following me for a while you will know that I love my neutral eye shadows although I taking a step out of my comfort zone and trying different colours. I am not a one that wears blusher lots too but I really like the blusher in this as it isn't too bright and blends in well on my face.

The pigmentation of these shadows are really good. The lighters ones are harder to see on the white background but they are pigmented. I am dissapointed that you can't see the first two swatches :(. 
All in all I love this palette. I am tempted to get the other two palettes too!
This is £6.49 and available in boots and superdrug.

Have you tried this? Whats your views on it?

Monday, 11 November 2013

How much is my face worth?

Hey everyone so today I am doing the 'How much is my face worth tag' post. I have seen this tag floating around the blogging world for a while now so I thought I would do it for you. Unfortunately I am not putting a picture of me wearing this makeup look as I am not very well and not up to wearing makeup at the moment. This is the makeup I wear when I am going to college as it is not too in your face but still noticeable.

NYC all day long foundation- £3.99
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- £3.99
NYC show time mascara- £1.99
Barry M natural glow shadow and blush palette- £6.49
Be a bombshell eyeliner- £9.00
Rimmel Lipstick- £6.49

Total face cost:  £31.95.

I am shocked that the most expensive thing I use is my eyeliner! But I love it! Keep your eyes peeled for reviews on these products in the coming weeks.

How much is you face worth?

Much love

Sunday, 10 November 2013

What I did this week #2

Hey everyone so its Sunday which means it is time for my What I did this week post!
This week hasn't been a very good week for me so this post is going to be very boring. I am not looking for sympathy at all with this post, I am starting this series and I am sticking to it no matter how boring it is!

Sunday- I stayed in bed all day because I was starting with flu!

Monday- I went to work which I really shouldn't of done!

Tuesday- I stayed in bed all day reading blog posts!

Wednesday- I went into college as I was only in for a few hours and I done manicure!

Thursday- I ended up at the doctors on a nebuliser as I couldn't breath properly. On the night I was at the emergency doctors with the same problem but they didn't do anything!

Friday- I went back to the doctors as I was still struggling to breathe and had a big pain in my lungs. They sent me home with tablets. My mums friend came round on the night and we had a laugh, which made me feel a bit better!

Saturday- I spent the whole day in hospital! We finally found out what is wrong, due to my flu I have pulled the main muscles around my ribs that is causing the same amount of pain as it would if I have broken ribs. I had to have a needle in my leg to stop me being sick and am now finally on the mend. On a happier note I got my first ever MAC lipstick and two maybelline colour tattoo's.

Hope you all had a better week than me!
What did you get up to?

Much love

Saturday, 9 November 2013

#BritishBloggerSelection- Q&A

Hey everyone so for this weeks #BritishBloggerSelection is a Q&A/ Interview post. I love doing Q&A type posts as I feel it helps my readers get to know me better!
Here are the questions!

1. Why do you like blogging? I love blogging as it is something I can do that helps me escape the rest of the world and write about things I enjoy. I also love the community that comes with blogging, it is a great way to meet new people who have the same interests as you.

2. How did you come up with your blog name? I came up with 'Makeup by Keira' as I base my blog mainly on mainly on makeup and hoping to do some Makeup looks. And the final part is my name, and as the blog is made by me it all makes sense.

3. Where from the UK do you come from? I come from Cumbria, right at the top of England next to Scotland.

4.  Favorite colour? As you can tell from my blog colour scheme, it is pink.

5. Do you like Lana Del Ray? Not really no! I don't really listen to her as her songs aren't really my thing.

6. Hidden talents that you have? I can bend my feet round the other way.

7. Celebrity crush? Peter Andre, my mum has got me tickets for his concert next year! I am so excited. I also like Tom Daley.

8. Favorite blog of all time? Argh this is such a hard one I really can't pick one.

9. What made you want to join #BritishBloggerSelection? I am always on the look out to find new blogger groups and this is a great way to get to know so many more new british bloggers.

Hope you all enjoyed this Q&A post and have got to know me a bit better. Stay tuned next Saturday for the next #BritishBloggerSelection post!

Much Love

Friday, 8 November 2013


Hey everyone so today I am doing a post to let you all know about a blogging community which involves you doing a post that matches a theme every week.
It was started by Ellie from
If you want to take part all you have to do is to contact Ellie on
with your blog URL, blog name and your first and last name then from there you will be added to the group! If you want any more details check out Ellie's post on it here!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

What I did this week #1

Hi everyone so every Sunday I am going to be doing a 'What I did this week' post telling you what I got up to in the past week so here goes!
Sunday- I went to my dads to see my sister who had traveled up from London for the half term.
Monday-I worked.
Tuesday- I worked again.
Wednesday- I went round to my dads again to see my sister one last time and to see my little cousin.
Thursday- I went with my friend to take her niece and nephew trick or treating.
Friday- I went into town with my friend then we went to a halloween party for children in need, was a great night!
Saturday- Me and my friend went to town again then went to the bonfire/ fireworks display in the local park.

What did you do this week?