Farewell Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powders

Farewell Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powders


Well, how shocked was I when I got my update to tell me, the mineral pigments eye-shadow’s were about to begin their path in to the sunset.

These pots of joy are highly pigmented, apply like a dream and are quite versatile!! I’m rather pleased I managed to bag myself a few before the frenzy began 😉.

So, to say goodbye in true fashion, July’s monthly Kudos gets you a FREE liner/shader brush when you purchase 6 of the pigment powders at an amazing price!! Once stock has been depleted, that’s it. When they’re gone, they’re gone!!

There is such a range (or a least what’s left 😜) of shimmers and matte’s. Because of how pigmented they are, a little goes a long way. But who wants to stop at just using them for one purpose?!?! These little beauties can be used wet, to use them as a liner!! What more could you want from this amazing product.

These are a must have for any makeup collection, so grab yours quick before they’re all gone 🙌💖

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3 Paces Forward….

Those who’ve seen most of my posts will know that I’ve had a nightmare in getting my qualification’s finished due to lack of models. Well, finally I’ve had a break through!! 

The first came by way of certification for spray tanning. I actually started this a while back through Essential Nails. But I’d leapt feet first in to a very, very deep hole. My course material arrived and I got straight in to the theory. Read through the guide book, then set up the DVD to watch. Whilst a made a coffee to have whilst watching, I picked up the rest of the pack and had a flick through. To my dismay, I realised their only test center was down the south of England (I’m up in North Wales 😯). Too late to give them a call, so I carried on with the DVD.

A couple of days had passed when I managed to grab some time to give them a call. I explained the situation and how it would cost a small fortune to get me and a model down there, no doubt I would’ve had to pay for an over night stay. “I’m sorry but its our only test center”, was the answer I got. “You don’t have a time frame, so you could come down when you’ve saved enough”!!! I was lost for words, literally.  Thankfully an academy opened down the road, with an affordable price list. I finally got my course booked at the beginning of the month and attended yesterday. One handed, but I managed it, lol.

To boost yesterday even more……  I’d missed a call from a number I didn’t recognise. When I heard the message, I couldn’t believe it. The Eyelash Emporium!!! I quickly grabbed the house phone and gave them a call back. I was so panicked in case I missed them, I was shaking. They’d received all of my coursework and a glowing recommendation from my tutor. I paid the late fee and was so overjoyed on hearing that my certificate should be here by the end of the week!!

OK, so I said 3 paces forward……

I have patiently been promoting my makeup and skincare business (not an easy task when starting another business too!!). I’ve had bits and pieces bought, here and there, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting that first sale from someone who doesn’t know me. The beginning of this week, I saw this happen. So much of a boost, you wouldn’t believe!! Its so nice to finally see your hard work paying off!!

So for all of you who are working hard, but sometimes the finish line is a bit fuzzy…. Keep your nose to the grindstone; keep pushing; keep learning; promote yourself (everywhere, at every opportunity!!) and most of all, remain positive!! It will all pay off, I promise x

Catrice All Matte Plus Foundation Review

Love, Lauren Ellen

Hello Everyone,

So as I said in a previous post, I picked up a new foundation from Catrice Cosmetics to try out. I have been wearing it everyday I wear makeup for the past few weeks to get an honest opinion of my thoughts for you all.

Just to give a little background of my skin type for you all, I have combination/oily skin that can get quite oily throughout the day, depending on the foundation. I also have the tendency to break out if the foundation has a lot of oils in it. I realised quite quickly that I can’t use any Nivea products as they always break me out because of the oils that are in the products. So if you your skin type is similar to mine then you might find this review very helpful! So lets get started…

First off, for the packaging I am a…

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May’s Kudos

May’s Kudos

I know the months nearly gone but things have been up and down more than a yo-yo.

This months kudos is the Believe Your Eyes collection. Not only is there a massive discount (20%) on the individual retail price but there’s also a FREE branded drawstring!!

So, what’s in the collection?

 – Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

 – Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette – your choice of palette!!!

 – Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner – your choice of colour!!!

You get to choose you palette and pencil once you click to purchase and after that, you click to add to basket. Where, hey presto….  The branded drawstring bag is added completely free of charge!!  All this and a massive saving of 20%, making the final price only £58 / $75.43 US / $101.21 AUS / €67.33!!

Because ordering is done directly through my website it doesn’t matter where in the world you are!! Why not take a peel and see if there’s something that catches your eye x

Another Piece of My Puzzle Complete.

Another Piece of My Puzzle Complete.

With not being able to sit hours on end in a class room for months of the year, doing courses here and there. Thankfully most haven’t got a deadline for assignments, my illness hold me back at times and must admit, I’d of failed college by now with low attendance. 

One that did have a deadline, was my Individual Eyelash Extensions. Before starting, I asked my “friends” for volunteer models. Alls they’d need to do is have a patch test and then relax and receive a full set of eyelash extensions for free. Needless to say, I soon had enough volunteers or so I thought. As it turned out, I had one friend who actually bothered to stick by me and was patient in letting me get to grips with the application. You can practice as much as you want on a mannequin but it’s just not the same as a real person.

So I had to start searching for models all over again. It soon started approaching my cut off date. They like to have the case studies in within a 3 month window, to show that you’ve progressed. I started panicking as I knew I also need to have surgery on both hands!! As I pulled my hair out in desperation, my cut off date soon came and went. With it being near Christmas, I thought I’d be able to get it done and dusted, not a chance. One of the “friends” who let me down in the beginning messages me and said she wanted some doing. Because she’d already let me down, I wasn’t too inclined on giving more of my time away for free (she had the patch test done right at the beginning and let me down the night before the full set). So I said I’d do them at a massive discount instead.  Sure enough, I was let down. No excuse this time, just completely ignored. Disheartened wasn’t the word by this time!!

Christmas soon came and went, to my surprise, I had a call in the first week of January. They wanted me in for surgery the following week!! Although I was made up that I was getting one of my hands put right, I also knew that it would put me back on my eyelashes again. But it was out of my hands (no pun intended 😜), I was in desperate need of surgery.

Although I’d been told to rest and healing could take at least 3 months, a couple of weeks later I picked my tweezers back up and began practicing. I just made sure it was in small intervals and if I over did it, rested plenty.

I managed a workshop a few weeks later and put together a decent case study. Yesterday, I did my final case study and put together enough evidence to finish my course. 6 months over due and at a cost but I’m so pleased to have persevered. I’ve taken another step forward and nearer my goal.

Not only have I learnt a new skill but lot of other things along the way.  For those on their own journey…. Remain positive, keep your head held high and march on to that goal. If you want it, you must work for it 😘

Iona's Beauties

Moodstruck Precision Brow Gel and Liner Set from Iona Walker

Source: Moodstruck Precision Brow Gel and Liner Set from Iona Walker

Everyone’s got those perfect brows, have you??  Don’t lose out, get your precision liner and brow gel and get them brows on fleek!!

You have the choice of three shades, so there’s something for everyone.   The formula is non-smudge and long wearing.  Use the gel to fix those hairs in place and fill where the hairs sparse.  Use the pencil to follow the natural shape and use short strokes to fill in where needed.

All products are created using the best of natures ingredients with the best of scientific processes

Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette from Iona Walker

Source: Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette from Iona Walker

The Addiction shadow palettes are absolutely amazing!!  The colours are highly pigmented and stunning.  My fave is palette 5 which has reds, purples, gold and silver.  This palette has also been special formulated with reflective metallic features and colour-shifting hues!  The shades really are lush.

Because the go so far, these palettes will last you a lifetime.  Not only as eye-shadow but it if you use them wet, they’re amazing eyeliners too!!  They can be used dry as normal or wet to give a more intense colour and smooth, long lasting looks.

Hop on over to my shop and have a look at the palettes and the colour combinations.