Colourpop Golden State of Mind Review + Swatches


As you’ll know if you managed to check out my Christmas Makeup Haul 2017 post, I finally managed to get my hands on some Colourpop makeup thanks to my mum and dad’s New York holiday. I’d been wanting to try Colourpop for a while but obviously due to customs I was a bit put off. I hadn’t asked for any specific item, just “anything Colourpop”, and I ended up getting the Golden State of Mind Eyeshadow Palette. Keep reading to see what I thought!  Continue reading


Better than Collection + Tarte Shape Tape Dupe? – Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define



So I know everyone and their friend’s brother’s dog has probably talked about this concealer and its Tarte dupe potential etc etc already but I just thought I’d jump on the bandwagon because I’ve got to talk about it. It’s been called better than the bloggers’ favourite Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, and at a whole 19p cheaper (haha), as well as being £18 cheaper than Shape Tape, does it live up to the hype? Keep reading to find out! Continue reading

Christmas Makeup Haul 2017 – ABH, Fenty + more!


I’m gonna start off by saying that I’m not bragging about what I got for Christmas in this post by any means – I just know some people are nosy and like seeing this kind of content (like me), and who doesn’t love a good haul? I’m just gonna give you a quick rundown of what I got in this post and some little anecdotes etc about them. I’ll save my opinions/ swatches for my review posts about each item – so anyway let’s get into it!  Continue reading

Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette Review + Swatches



I bought this a few days after it first came out after being a bit hesitant about whether to buy this or the ABH Prism Palette due to the £52 price tag. I’m so glad I went for this in the end because just look at it! I’d never tried anything by Kat Von D before, but the aesthetic of her palettes is always absolutely stunning so I was super excited to put this beautiful palette to the test!  Continue reading

Hunkemöller Skincare + I’m Back | Life Updates



In today’s post I’m gonna be reviewing these super cute skincare products that I won in a Twitter giveaway a couple months ago (thank you Molly from @RoseBeautyFiles)! They’re by the brand Hunkemöller, which is a brand I’d never heard of before. Their packaging is pastel, gorgeous and super blogger-friendly, so I was excited to give some new skincare a try.

Also I literally haven’t written on here in nearly three months, and I’m really sorry for that. I’m back again and I’ll update you on everything at the end of this post, but for now let’s get into a little review! (Sorry if I’m a little rusty haha).  Continue reading

My Favourite Mascara + Where have I been?

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I’m gonna start this off by saying that I’m super sorry I haven’t written over the past week or so, but I’ve been in so much chaos, which I’ll get to at the end (don’t you worry). Anywayy for now I’m finally gonna get around to sharing my favourite mascara of all time with you: the L’Oréal Miss Manga Lashes mascara, which I picked up in my Mini Haul – keep reading to find out why I love it! Continue reading

My Best Friend’s Exorcism Review |Books & Tea ep1


So I’ve become quite into booktube lately and I’ve really got back into reading, which is a good job considering that Literature is half of my degree lmao. I blame Jade The Libra‘s book club and my friend/flatmate Phoenix from Phereads (both of whom you should defo check out), because they both read/choose really good books and review them in a no bullshit style, which I like. Anyway Carla…where are you going with this? Basically I wanted to stretch my blog in further directions and as I’d been loving my Basic Bitch Triesseries, I thought why not throw myself in the deep end; thus Books & Tea was born! It’s basically a series in which I review and recommend (etc etc) books that I’ve read (and my teapot will probably be lurking in the background full of tea about the book in question, but not in a menacing way, in more of an apologetic British way). But yeah, so let’s get into my first ever book review: My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix! Continue reading