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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Home Sweet Home

Fancy a look around my new home?

Go on then.....

So there you have it, mine and Ryan's little home :) I hope you like it!

I know i have been away for quite some time now but as you can see i have been pretty busy decorating and settling into our new pad.

The break away really did me good and i can't wait to get back in to the swing of things and get Sophie is Made Up back to her normal busy self, so expect to see much more from me.


Monday, 3 June 2013

Back With A Bang

Or a fringe if you like ;)

I should never ever be left alone with a pair of hair scissors and Gemma aka gemsmaquilage tutorial on how to cut a full blunt fringe/bangs, as this kind of happened the other day. I was in one of those 'ahhh i hate my hair and need a change' moods and had wanted to have a full fringe again for a while. I was going to wait until i went to the hairdressers but Gemma's tutorial just seemed so easy i just had to give it a go, it was so super easy and didn't take long at all and i am really happy with how it turned out. I really don't know how i had the guts to do it myself because i had to cut a serious amount of hair off but i just went for it and i am so glad i did.

So what have a i got on my face today?

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder
17 Instant Glow Bronzer
Elf Pink Passion Blush
Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Palette
Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Mascara
M.A.C Victorian Lipstick

I am so happy to be blogging again :) Up next will be a little bit of a home decor post!

What do you think of my new fringe/bangs?

Monday, 22 April 2013

I Have Some News...I'm Engaged!

After 16 hours of flying and 24 hours of travelling we were finally in one of my favourite places in the world, the Philippines. A week into our holiday I was told myself and Ryan would be travelling around 8 hours out of Manila to spend 2 nights at a beach resort, never in a million years did I expect to be driven to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Philippines to find out everything was one big ploy and I was in fact being whisked off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Everything was a total surprise and had been months in the planning by my amazing fian (eeee feels amazing to say that) To be honest I was a little scared being dropped off at departures, I have never in my life had such a huge surprise before so just couldn't quite believe what was happening. In the departure lounge waiting to board our flight Ryan had saved some YouTube videos on his phone of Kuala Lumpur to give me a quick run down of what we would be doing and where we would be going, I was just so excited and still in so much shock I just couldn't wait to get there. Our hotel was stunning and in the most perfect location, as soon as we checked in we quickly freshened up and couldn't wait to get out and explore, I must admit at this point we had already experience the extreme heat of Kuala Lumpur just from travelling from the airport to the hotel so when Ryan insisted on spending the rest of our day exploring in a shirt and chinos I was a little bit confused. After already having a whirlwind 12 hours, whilst having a gorgeous stroll through KLCC Park Ryan surprised me once again and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, my emotions were everywhere as everything was already special enough that I was in a state of shock. My gorgeous man, in the most gorgeous city, in the most gorgeous park with the most gorgeous ring in his hands, life at that exact moment could not have been any better. Ryan honestly made me the happiest girl alive.

Ryan's words at the airport were 'prepare for your life to change' I had no idea it meant we would be returning engaged. My life really now has changed I honestly can not wait to spend the rest of my life with Ryan and can not thank him enough for everything he did and how much time and effort went in.

Kuala Lumpur is an amazing place, I loved our time there so much, it holds so many happy memories and I can't wait to return in the future as Mr & Mrs 

Thursday, 28 March 2013


I do apologise that I haven't been around much over the past 6 weeks, life took over and I guess you could say blogging hasn't been top priority. Also I know this may seem silly but my blog layout was really making me not want to blog, I just fell out of love and had no inspiration, until I came across the wonderful Abby and her amazing work. I had known for a long time how I imagined the perfect blog for me but with having no html skills what so ever I knew I would have to find someone to help me. There is so many blog designers out there and a lot of them charge ridiculous prices so with Abby being very reasonably priced indeed I quickly snapped her up to help me on my re-design journey. Abby was amazing to work with and we simply just emailed back and forth for a few weeks until Abby had completed the design.

I am so incredibly happy with how it turned out, I wanted to basically strip my blog back to basics, get rid of all the colour and mess and have a simple structured black, white and grey blog. It may take a little getting used to but I do hope you all love it just as much as me and can enjoy this fresh new start with me.

I would highly recommend Abby for any design work you need doing so just pop on over to her website to have a look at some of her work, also all her contact details are there should you wish to email her.

I do go away on Monday for 2 weeks to the Philippines, I am so excited to get away, I am going to be blogging whilst out there and may also be venturing into the world of YouTube with some vlogging so keep your eyes peeled on my Twitter Page for any links to any videos. 

I hope you are all well and are looking forward to the long weekend ahead full of chocolate!!

Do you like my brand spanking new re-design?

Friday, 22 February 2013

Aussie Miracle Shine | Road Test Results ♥

So do you remember that i was going to be road testing the new Aussie Miracle Shine range and i first introduced you to the range here. Well fast forward 4 weeks and here i am with the results, 4 weeks? really? i know, doesn't time fly its pretty crazy!!

Aussie Miracle Shine promises to revitalise the hair leaving it sensationally vibrant and shiny. Formulated with Australian Ginseng extract and pearl powder to hopefully leave your hair glowing! Just before i started my 4 week trial i had actually just literally ombred/dip dyed my hair, that didn't last very long and i soon coloured over it with a dark brown shade. We all know that dying and using a lot of heat on your hair can really make it a little under the weather so even though i don't have the dip dye anymore i was still super excited to road test this range.

I touched on the scent of the products in my original post and i still absolutely love the scent it is truly scrummy.

So have i noticed a difference when using these products? Yes, definitely a subtle difference. I have quite a natural shine to my hair anyway but these products just seem to help to bring that shine out that extra bit more which i love. They leave my hair so incredible soft and doesn't weigh it down at all. The picture above shows my hair just after it had been washed and dried, i haven't used any straighteners on it so you can see exactly how shiny it is. I definitely think these products are fab but don't believe they will work total wonders, so if your hair is extremely damaged and dry don;t expect miracles but it for sure brings out the best in your hair.

Personally the stand out product for me was the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Shine Deep Treatment, i have always adored the 3 Minute Miracle treatments anyway but this one is by far my favourite out of all that i have tried.

This range is definitely worth and try and do let me know your thoughts!

Have you spotted and tried this range yet?

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Monday, 11 February 2013

Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivids Lipsticks

I have literally been dying to share these amazing lipsticks with you. 
Originally i had seen that these were available only in the US and of course was pretty upset i would have to wait a month or 2 for them to arrive in the UK, until the day later popped into my local Superdrug and saw these 4 shades on display, i must admit i did let out a little squeal!! We all know i love lipsticks and we all know i love highstreet/drugstore make-up so these little gems have my name written all over them.

So come on Sophie just get on with what they are....

Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivids

A new line of incredibly bright and pigmented lipsticks added to the ever famous Colour Sensational line.
Love the Colour Sensational Line? You will be sure to fall in love with the Vivids.

The Vivids line has been treated to a new technology using neon coated pigments which produce Colour Sensational's brightest most vibrant colour ever. What is also great is that they contain honey nectar which helps to keep lips feeling smooth, never dry or leave a chalky or cakey finish.

The packaging is the same as the original Colour Sensational line but they have just turned it up a notch with the colour of the packaging, bright neon see through orange. So bright and eye catching and i absolutely love it.

In the US there is 10 shades available and currently in the UK i believe there is 5. The only shade i don't have is Electric Orange as the colour was just definitely not for me, a pure bright vivid true orange.

These really do glide onto the lips beautifully and have a slight sheen texture, which makes them comfortable and wearable while still providing great longevity. The colour pay off really is out of this world, i literally can't fault it (other than when you do swatch them on your hand and they leave a slight stain) Out of the 5 shades available i am really impressed with the range of colours and really love each one, now just fingers crossed we eventually get all the colours available as the lighter pinks look stunning! What i really love most is that the colours are so gorgeous and bright but because they contain the honey nectar and are so moisturising you don't have to be so careful with applying them and can easily touch up without a mirror, with some bright lipsticks i really worry that they have ended half way up my cheek but not with these!

I am so super happy that Maybelline are taking this direction, its about time that highstreet/drugstore make-up really stepped it up and i think these bad boys will really fly off the shelves and make people realise that you really can find some gems in the drugstore. I wouldn't say these were for the nude lovers and they are very bright and neon but if that's what you love and like these must be yours!

I can't wait for the Spring so i can start rocking these daily. I will of course do some photos of me wearing each shade in due course, I'm currently suffering the flu so lets just keep it at that.

Please check these out if you haven't already you honestly will not be disappointed. Its slightly worrying how over excited i can get over a lipstick geeeeeez!

I actually can't seem to find them on the Superdrug website however they are here on the Boots website RRP £7.19 also with an offer of buy 1 get 2nd half price!

Do these excite you? Have you tried them yet? 

Nioxin | Thinning Hair Awareness Week

Back in January i attended an event with Nioxin to learn about the products and to get a real insight into hair thinning as Nioxin is proud to be the sponsor of Thinning Hair Awareness Week which starts on the 18th of February.  

Hair thinning is a growing concern for men and women across the UK and Ireland, which has led Nioxin and the Institute of Trichologists to run the first yearly Thinning Hair Awareness week in an effort to raise awareness about hair thinning and educate people across the UK and Ireland. Sophie Ellis-Bextor has also joined as the new UK and Ireland Ambassador for Nioxin.

Now although i don't suffer from hair thinning as such, i mean i loose a few hairs in the shower when i am washing my hair but on average you loose around 100 hairs a day anyway, i do have fine hair but i also have a lot of it and i am always trying to achieve fuller thicker looking hair and this is where Nioxin is perfect because although it helps with damaged hair and hair thinning is also helps to give thicker fuller looking hair and to basically get the best you can out of your hair.

Nioxin systems are tailored to specific hair types, with six 3-part systems to choose from consisting of a shampoo, a conditioner and scalp treatments. The shampoo removes sebum and residues from the scalp, while the conditioner moisture's, balances and re-hydrates the hair. The scalp treatment, containing antioxidants and botanicals helps thicken each hair strand and treat the scalp.

To support Thinning Hair Awareness Week selected Nioxin salons will be holding their very own event, where you can speak with a Nioxin educator who will perform consultations on the cosmetic benefits of the brand and be on hand to offer advice. To find the nearest salon to you holding an event click here

You can also find out which Nioxin system is right for you RRP £27.99 and have your very own consultation here.

Do you have any hair thinning worries? Will you be popping down to your local salon?

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