30 Nov 2013

Favourite Things about Autumn

As it is the end of November and also autumn I decided to do this months favourites as my favourite things about autumn! 

Leaves changing colour: My top favourite thing about autumn is when the leaves change colour from green to warm reds, and golden colours. 

Autumn wardrobe: When autumn arrives so does new clothes! I love it when I can wear my berry coloured clothing and accessories. I also love wearing cosy jumpers and cardigans.

Berry colours: I absolutely love berry colours in autumn, from clothes and accessories to nail polish! 

Autumn food: Apple pie, soup, hot chocolate. Yes you can have this the rest of the year but there is just something about them in autumn that makes them that extra bit special.

Fireworks: Watching fireworks sparkle in the sky and waving around a sparkler is just something that has to be done during autumn! 

So there are my favourite things about autumn. Are any of these your favourite too? What other things do you like about autumn? 
Love Bella x

25 Nov 2013

Gatsby Glamour

I was looking around the New Look website and came across these Gatsby inspired items and thought that I would share my favourite ones with you all. 

Do like the Gatsby theme? Which item is your favourite? 
Love Bella x 

22 Nov 2013

Friday Five

Today's Friday five is fox inspired. At the moment woodland animals have been very popular in designs of products. So I am going to share with you five of my favourite fox inspired products.

New Look


Little Moose

Urban Outfitters

Which one is your favourite? Are there any other woodland inspired products that you like?
Love Bella x 

18 Nov 2013

Liebster Award

I have been awarded with the Liebster Award! I would like to thank the lovely Serena from Serena Talks who gave me this award. I always enjoy reading this post on other blogs and was so excited that I could do this too! 

So what is the Liebster award? Well Liebster means sweetest, nicest, dearest in German. This award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers and is about connecting bloggers and helping spread the word of newer and smaller blogs. 

The Rules:
  • Post the award on your blog
  • Thank the blogger who presented you the award and link to their blog
  • Write 11 random facts
  • Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers
  • Answer 11 questions from the blogger who awarded you
  • Leave 11 questions for your nominees to answer

11 Random Facts:

1. I love glitter!
2. Pink is my favourite nail polish colour
3. I think that forget-me-not's are so pretty
4. I really like learning new things
5. I like having my nails painted but really don't like painting them as I sometimes forget that my nails are wet and smudge them so have to start again! 
6. Bracelets are my favourite accessory
7. I like the mini versions of products more than full size as they are so cute
8. I love chocolate biscuits! 
9. I am told that I make amazing cakes
10. I love the shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella
11. I would love to own every colour of Essie nail polish!

Questions I was given:

1. Do you prefer reading blogs or watching youtube videos? 
    I like both but if I had to choose it would be reading blogs.

2. What's your favourite part about Christmas?
    Giving Christmas presents. (I am sometimes more excited about giving presents than getting them!)

3. What's your favourite drugstore beauty product?
    I like so many but I really love the Maybelline colour tattoo eyeshadows.     

4. Coffee,tea or hot chocolate?
    Hot chocolate, I love hot chocolate especially in autumn and winter when the weather gets colder.

5. What's your favourite movie?
    It is so difficult to choose as I have so many! But I love a good rom-com. 

6. Boots, pumps, heels,sandals or trainers?
    Pumps but heels are a very close second

7. Do you or your family have any Christmas tradition?
    No not really. I don't think this is counted as a tradition but it wouldn't feel like Christmas without fairy lights and tinsel!

8. Is there any high end products that have been on your wishlist?
    The Estee Lauder pure colour eyeshadow duo in Raisins.

9. What's your favourite Autumn/Winter fashion trend?
    I really like berry colours for this time of year. Apart from that there aren't really any specific trends.

10. Do you have any pets?
     I have a very cute cat.

11. What country do you really want to visit?
      I would really like to go to Italy or go shopping in Paris in little boutiques.

11 Questions for my nominees:

1. What are your favourite accessories?
2. What is your favourite time of year?
3. What is your favourite animal?
4. What is your favourite quote?
5. What is your favourite flower?
6. What is your favourite nail varnish?
7. What is your favourite beauty brand ? - high end and high street
8. What would you like to be able to do that you can't do at the moment?
9. Pastel or neon colours?
10. What is your favourite T.V show?
11. What is your favourite blog posts to read?

My nominees:

I hope that you liked this post and helped you get to know me a bit more! 
Love Bella x

14 Nov 2013

Autumn Eyeshadows

I have collected together my favourite eyeshadows for the autumn seasons. I have 4 palettes and one cream shadow. The most popular colour are the browns, but I also like the darker pinks and golds. 

I have only recently got the Urban Decay naked palette but have really been loving using the beautiful colours. My favourite colours in this palette for autumn are naked, buck, half baked, smog and toasted. 

This palette is also new but I have been loving these colours so much and think that they look so pretty. I think that the pink colour is so gorgeous.

This palette is great for a quick and easy everyday look. You use the cream colour as a base and highlight the brown for your crease and the light pink on the lid.

I love the Maybelline colour tattoos. On and on bronze is such a great colour for autumn and perfect for those lazy days or when you want something quick. It is great for using as a base or even just worn by itself.  

Lastly the Bourjois smokey eye trio. This is so quick and easy and is the perfect size to carry in your bag. The colours look beautiful together and they just shout golden autumn leaves. 

So there are my autumn eyeshadow picks. Which eyeshadows are your favourite for autumn? 

Love Bella x 

11 Nov 2013

Magazine Freebies

This month is tip-top on the best magazine freebies. My delight when I saw that there was two of my favourite brands, Benefit and Nails inc. What is better than getting a lovely magazine to read along with some gorgeous beauty treats?!

First up Glamour magazine had a free full sized Nails inc nail polish. Nails inc and Kate Spade have teamed up and created 4 lovely colours. I picked up one in the colour 'Soho Silver' and can't wait to wear it!

Elle magazine also have a lovely little beauty treat in the form of a mini Benefit ultra plush lip gloss. I have the colour 'coralista' which is a beautiful coral-pink colour and will defiantly be worn during the summer months. There are 3 choices of lip gloss colours and the other two are 'dandelion' and 'hoola'. 

So if you are a Nails inc or Benefit fan I would defiantly recommend getting these lovely magazines.

Have you got these magazines? Which is your favourite colour nail polish/lip gloss? 
Love Bella x 

8 Nov 2013

No7 Makeup

I was recently in need of a foundation so I went to boots in a search for one. I was at the No7 counter and one of the makeup assistants came over and we talked about which foundation would be the best and in the end I got the essentially natural foundation. This has a light - medium coverage that feels light on the skin as well as having SPF 15. When I have worn this it doesn't feel heavy on my skin and the coverage is good. One thing that I don't like is that it can look like it is sitting on my skin a bit, but to help this I use a buffing brush to apply my powder over the top and then it isn't noticeable. I also got the No7 foundation brush. I like this brush for applying my foundation as it has soft bristles so isn't scratchy on my skin and applies my foundation well. I also like that it is smaller so would fit into a makeup bag and easier to carry around. 
At the time I got this Boots had an offer that if you got two No7 products you would get a lips gift set free. Included in the set was a stay perfect lipstick, high shine lipgloss and lip brush. I have only tried out the lipstick so far and found that it glided onto my lips smoothly. When taking it off it did smudge around my lips but came of without leaving any staining. 

Do you have any No7 makeup products? 
Love Bella 

5 Nov 2013

Nails of the day

Happy Bonfire night! My nails of the day are a beautiful silver glitter nail polish from Nails inc. I love all things glittery and of course that also goes for nail polish! I decided on this polish for today as it is Guy Fawkes and reminded me of glittering fireworks. 

What is your favourite glitter nail polish? Are you going to watch any fireworks tonight? 
Love Bella x 

2 Nov 2013

Blog Update

I don't want to make this a rambling post so I will keep it as short as I can.
I recently posted about my blogs new look, where I mentioned changes about the design of my blog. I have recently made quite a big change and that is my blogs name! I hadn't been totally happy with my blogs name for a while and have been thinking about new names and I have found a new name that I really like. With my new blog name I feel that I can cover a wider range of things as well as beauty related topics. 

With my blogs new name I have also changed the link to my blog. This means that the old link no longer works and will not show my blog anymore. I have been busy changing my links. I also have a new bloglovin' link and if you were following on the old one here is the new link: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11167427/miss-bella-blogs 

I am sorry if all of these changes are causing any trouble etc but I only want to make it the best blog I can and something I am happy with. If you have any tips or helpful comments I would love to hear them.
I would also like to say thank you for visiting/ following my blog it means a lot.

I have also recently got a twitter account! So if you want to chat or ask anything send me a tweet. (I am still getting used to it so please be patient with me, haha) also if you have any tips about using twitter it would be helpful. 

I have all my links in the side bar and it would be so lovely if you followed me.

Love Bella x