Friday, 26 October 2012

Nicki Minaj Tutorial

Hi there.

On the night of the 25th October 2012 I went to see Nicki Minaj on her Pink Friday Roman Reloaded tour in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena. 

My make-up for the gig was inspired by the BEDROCK video and I took inspiration from MakeupByLeinaBaaaby and ReezyRiot on Youtube. 

In this post I am going to show you how to recreate this look. 

I hope you enjoy! 


Firstly, I primed my eyes using Too Faced Shadow Insurance and then the Yellow, Blue and Purple colours from the Sleek Make-Up Primer Pallet

I placed the Yellow on the inner third of my eye using my finger, then the blue on the centre of the eyelid then the purple on the outer third and extended it up and out a little. 

Then I wet a brush using MAC's Fix+ spray and the took the Yellow colour from Sleek Make-Up: Ultra Matts V1 pallet and placed it on top of the Yellow primer on the inner third of the eyelid. 
Wetting the brush using Fix+ and applying the colour wet creates a more vibrant and stand out colour. 

Next, I took another wet brush and applied the Duck Egg Light Blue shade onto the centre of the eyelid on top of the Blue primer placed there before. 

On the other side of the wet brush from the previous step, I placed the Purple colour and directly placed it on top of the primer colour. 

I then used MAC's Vile Violet from the Venomous Villans Collection and placed it onto the wet purple shade to use as a crease colour. I then worked the top of the colours  to make them look tidy and even. 

The final steps were applying Rimmel's Soft Khol Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in 071 Pure White onto the waterline to create a wide eye look and then applying Rimmel's Soft Khol Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in 061 Jet Black onto the upper lash line to make lashes look thicker. 

I applied my favourite mascara, Max Factor Falsh Lash Effect Mascara in Black, onto my lashes to create a long and full effect. 

To make this look even more dramatic you could add lashes. Two of my recommendations are Katy Perry lashes in Oh My! or Bourjois Faux and Fabulous lashes in More Volume.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. 

Let me know if you have tried it and if you'd like to see pictures to go along with the text!

Thank You

Geordie Beauty Junkie 
x x x

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

October Haul: Fashion

Hi there, 

Here we have another segment of my rather large October haulings. I have kind of went super crazy this month shopping wise. 
In this post, I will be showing you the fashion items I have purchased.

I hope you enjoy!


I was out shopping in the Metrocentre on the 22nd of this month and found this little beauty in River Island. It was in their sale for £12 down from £25. 
I've had my eye on this bag for a little while now and when I had seen it had been placed into the sale I snapped this little beauty up. It is perfect for fitting in a small notebook and my necessities for Uni! 

Next on this shopping trip, I hit Primark. 
Whilst looking around I found this clutch bag which has a long strap so you can wear it over the body too! I love this as carrying clutch bags gets on my nerves a lot of the time so it's nice to know I can just sling it on my shoulder and away I go! 
I love the studded trend and the colour of this bag is like a browny, greyish taupe!
It was £6.

I got into the Christmas spirit when I seen this t-shirt in Primark. I knew right when I saw it that I had to have it. It's my favourite Christmas song and the print is super cute! 
It was a bargain at £3

Another Primark bargain at £3, this NYC t-shirt. 
I love the dripping American flag print and think it's very appropriate for Halloween but also for all year round. I love America and all things American so this is perfect for me! 

As you are probably aware if your a regular reader of this blog, I am going to York for Halloween and I am participating on a Ghost Hunt on the night of Halloween. 
I picked up these earrings in Monsoon Accessorize for £2.50 

I bought this earlier in the month, at the start of the River Island in store sales. I picked this up in the Eldon Square branch for £7
The sizes are quite generous so I got this in a size 10. 
Again this was on my lust list from River Island for some time and to find it in the sale made this blogger very happy! 

I popped into Primark in Newcastle on another occasion this month and picked up this sheer navy shirt in the sale for £5
The main thing that drew me to this item is the pearl collar detailing. I think it adds class and chic to the shirt.

Another item from Primark sale is this pink knitted jumper. It has a slight dipped hem and isn't too pink for the transition into fall and winter. It's quite loose fitting so doesn't cling and flatters most figures. 
It was a bargain at £5

My final piece and final Primark bargain is this very crazy jumper. It is navy blue with a neon yellow/green contrasting stripe design. I found it very fitting for Halloween and a bargain at £3.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, let me know what fashion finds you have bought in October!

Thank You

Geordie Beauty Junkie


Monday, 22 October 2012

October Haul: Beauty

Hiya guys, 

I've been shopping, quite a bit, during the month of October and I'll be shopping a whole lot more once I get to York but here is my hail for this month. 

I hope you enjoy! 


 Soap and Glory's Pulp Friction Body Scrub is literally my all time favourite body scrub. It smells amazing, it's not as cheap as I'd like it but it's close enough! It feels thick enough to use as a body masque and has enough grit to buff away the dead skin. This was £8 from Boots and was on 3 for 2. 

 I like The Body Shop deodorants so when I seen this in the sale I snapped it up. It is the Deo Dry and it was £1.25 and the refill was £1

 My younger sister and I love this shower gel from The Body Shop because it smells amazing, like freshly picked Granny Smiths, It also leaves your skin feeling really clean. This 250ml bottle was on sale for £2 from £4.

This is the 'My Fierce Violets' Palette from Lauren Luke who is quite a famous Youtuber. I was very surprised to see this palette in TKMaxx (TJMaxx for all you Americans!)  It was £7.99 and it came with a lipgloss and the mirror has a message from Lauren written on it. I'm not sure if all of them come with a message but this one does! If you live near the MetroCentre, go grab one!

 Again from TKMaxx (MetroCentre) I found this which is my all time best beauty bargain, ever! It's the Too Faced "Insurance Policy" palette and a 11g tube of Too Faced Shadow Insurance. This, wait for it, was £7.99. Yes, that is all! The RRP for this set is £38. Go to your nearest TKMaxx and hunt! The colour pigmentation is AMAZING!

 These tweezers are my favourite tweezers to use, however, I lost my pair I was using and had to buy another pair as I felt lost without them. They are the Mad Plucker tweezers and were £2.99 from TKMaxx.

 These nail paints are by Barry M and they were on a special offer. I purchased Diamond Glitter and Spring Green and got Web Effects 239 FREE! I love a good freebie. I thought for Halloween the green with the orange web over the top would look amazing. I am yet to test this theory! They retail for £2.99, however the web effect retails at £3.99.

 This is Diamond Glitter, one coat on a bare nail. 

 This is Spring Green, one coat, over a bare nail.

 Spring Green by Barry M

 Orange Web Effect, however it didn't break down :\ 

 I love the Coconut range from The Body Shop and this little travel sized Milk Body Lotion was a bargain at £4.

This lip balm from The Body Shop's Chocomainia range was £4 but my FiancĂ© kindly treated me to this!  

 The Body Shop throughout October had a little sale on their Body Butters. They were half price. £6.50 (I think) They're usually quite expensive but I thought as it's on special I'd treat myself. I love this scent so much!

 This was a total impulse buy from Morrisons. It was on offer at £1.63 and I thought why not get it. It's always good to look after your gums. 

 I picked this little atomiser up from an Avon Party that I went to for £1.50. The scent is really sweet and girlie and the packaging reminds me of winter!

 This was another Avon purchase and this is the Moroccan Agran Oil Hair Mask. This was on offer for £3.  I've used this already and it leaves your hair really conditioned. 

 This is the Glam Eyes HD eye shadow from Rimmel. I got this at a cheap make up stall in town for £1.99.

 This is a Rimmel 3-in-1 blusher. It has 3 beautiful tones of pink, leaving your cheeks with a fresh flush of colour. This is again from the small stall in my city centre and cost £1.99

 My final purchase from the small make up stall is this Maybelline lip gloss. It is a cream gloss which means the texture is really creamy and feels really good on the lips. The colour pay off is pretty good as well and the colour is like a your lips but better colour. This again was £1.99.

 When I went into Boots I was looking at purchasing a shower gel from Philosophy as I have been eyeing them up for absolutely ages. However the £14 price tag put me off. I found this Gingerbread shower gel by Beauticology in the Christmas gift section for £4.

 Earlier in the month, Boots had a 3 for £5 offer on Simple Skincare wipes and being an avid fan, I swooped  into the store and picked up 3 packs. 

 Another Avon product, this time from the kids range. I got this to see if it would work for detangling my hair as it is the most horrible hair for tangling. It does work! :) It cost me £1.50 on special offer.

My sister bought me this at the beginning of the month when we were starting to get excited for the Nicki Minaj concert happening in 3 days! It is the MAC Nicki Lipglass and it was £12.50

I hope you have enjoyed this post!

Geordie Beauty Junkie

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

October Glossy Box

Today I received my first ever Glossybox!

I am super excited to be showing you this months Glossybox because, I think it's fantastic. It costs £12.95 and you pay per month via a subscription service. You can choose to cancel your subscription at any time and then resubscribe when you would like another box.

This months box is entitled the DIY box. 
It comes in a beautiful light dusky pink box (which I will be reusing in my new bedroom

When the lid is removed from the box, you are greeted with this beautifully presented package. Black tissue paper with a matching dusky pink bow and a Glossybox sticker. 

The sticker on this box is special due to October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Once you have delved into the box, carefully peeling back the sticker and untying the bow with expert precision, you are greeted by your products perched on top of corrugated cardboard filling. (the black colour looks really classic against the black paper, making the products stand out

In this particular box, I received 4 products. The first thing that caught my eye was a Dermalogica: Clean Start - Day/Night 3 Step Mini Kit. RRP:  £12

This kit includes a 50ml Foaming Face Wash which smells incredible, however I cannot figure out what it smells like! (if anyone received this kit in their box, please let me know what you think it smells like in the comments!!) The bottle is a nice clean and simple design and the perfect size for travelling. The lid flips up revealing an easy pour nozzle which is super tiny so your less likely to waste product. 

The next product is a 50ml Purifying Toner which smells really bad. To me it smells like some sort of medicine or something, just really strong and really bad. I will be trying it out but I am not looking forward to putting this on my face. The packaging is the same design as the face wash, however the toner is in a spray format which seems to be pretty popular in the blogging world at the moment. 

The final product in this mini kit is the 15ml Welcome Matte spf Moisturiser. It is packaged in a squeezy tube which allows for easy distribution and it means that the product isn't going to be left in the bottle. The smell is pretty much identical to that of the face wash which I am super pleased about. I can't wait to try this out. 


The next product I received in my box is the Yves Rocher: Moisturising Cream Lipstick from the Couleurs Nature range in the shade Rose Cannelle which is a deep red colour. RRP: £14.50
I ended up giving this to my mum as I own a lot of red lipsticks and I don't really use them very often and she  uses deep red lipsticks more than me so this was perfect for her. 
The packaging on the lipstick I found to be really beautiful and simplistic due to the simple no fuss lid. 


The third product I received was the 75mls Anatomicals: don't just clean it woman, scrub it - body scrub. RRP: £3.49 for 200mls.
The packaging for this product is simply amazing. I love the contrast of the bubble gum pink against the buttercup yellow lid. 
The smell of the product is beautiful. It is a fruity clean scent of pink grapefruit which will make bath time much more fun. 
I also find the text on the product very amusing and similar to that of Soap and Glory humour. 


The fourth and final product is a sample of Skinetica: Anti Blemish. RRP: £6.99 for 100mls
This smells, again like a horrible medicine, but I will use it as I am hoping it will clear up my skins new habit of popping up spots everywhere. 
The packaging is really simplistic and looks expensive. When you open the lid, there is no stopping the product from easily spilling everywhere due to the lack of easy pour nozzles or stoppers. I am guessing I will waste a lot of products due to spillages
It claims to "soothe, calm and clear" acne affected skin. 


That was October's Glossybox.

I was very impressed with my Glossybox this month and will be definitely repurchasing after seeing the quality of products and strong relevance in this months box. 

Have you got anything different in your box? 
Please let us know in the comments below. 

Thank You.

Geordie Beauty Junkie 
x x x 

Sunday, 14 October 2012

I am back...

Hi there, 

 During my slight absence from blogging, I invested in a new camera due to the one I had previously using alongside my Blackberry Curve 9320 had ran out of battery and it is so old that I have no charger for it. I would tell you the make of the camera and such but it's really old and the name and stuff has worn off. It's a Kodak, that's all I know!

I went to the Metrocentre over the weekend and went to Jessops where I bought the Nikon Coolpix S3300. 
Here are some facts about the camera. 

It cost £89.95. 
It is in the colour Purple.
It has 16 megapixels and a 6x wide zoom.

I thought this camera would be ideal because the click and shoot images are impeccable and the video function gives a clear image and smooth sound. 
I have taken some images on the camera as test shots. I tried to get scenic views, people and text to vary the images and compare the quality. From these shots I have discovered that the focus on the camera is perfect for text meaning when I want to show you a name of a product it will be much simpler!

I hope you enjoyed this mini review.

Keep your eyes peeled for new posts. 

Geordie Beauty Junkie


Monday, 8 October 2012

York: October 2012


My little sister and I are planning a trip to York, beginning on the 30th October. We will be staying for 2 nights and 3 days meaning we leave on the 1st November. 

I am currently planning our activities and events we will be attending to make the experience more memorable.

We visited in earlier this year in May which was a small day trip and after falling in love with the city we decided to go back. 

So far, our list of things to do is as follows; 

We want to do some shopping in addition to this so we are visiting some main shops around the York City Centre such as;

In addition to these centralised shop's we will be visiting three shopping malls, one being the infamous McArthur Glen York Designer Outlet, the others, Coppergate Shopping Centre and Monks Cross Shopping Centre

I will have posts some of the things mentioned in this informative piece up soon. 

I want to give you all inspiration to visit and love York as much as I do! 

 Me, on the York Wheel, great ariel views of York!

 one of the fabulous ariel views, showing the Minster.

 the York Wheel

 York Minster

York Dungeons!

Have you visited York? Do you plan to? 

Leave a comment below!

Geordie Beauty Junkie