Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Glossy Box Reveal.

I can't believe it's been a year since my first glossy box! So I thought I'd do a glossy box reveal, since I haven't done one in a while!
For once I have received a glossy box full of stuff which I will actually use and not just shove in the bottom of my make up drawer to forget about! So here is a description of what I got and the prices!


Bellapierre Cosmetics Minteral Lipstick.

I've never heard of this brand before so I'm excited to try this lipstick out! This is in the shade Cat Walk, it's more of a peach shade but got pink shimmer tones through it. I think this is beautiful and glides on your lips gorgeously! This is perfect for summer as it includes Vitamin C and Vitamin E and also protects lips against the sun, which most people forget to do, as lips can burn to!

Colour Club | Glossy Seal

I have never owned or seen a shade like this before! I completely fell in love with it when I opened up my box this month! I only applied one coat and it looked flawless but an extra few coats wouldn't harm either! I'm going to wear this to work now and hope that it doesn't chip, and keep you posted on it. This is a glossy box exclusive but why not go on and look at all the shades, I'll be definitely buying more! 

 ABSOLUTE New York Eyeshadow Primer

This is the second eye shadow primer I own. My go to primer is the Urban Decay Primer Potion so I'm definitely going to try this and see if this is just as good! This is a cheaper alternative so yet again I will keep you updated on what I think of it. 

Carmex Lip Balm

This wont be a stranger to most of you as this is a very popular lip balm. This is my go-to lip balm as I don't particularly like Vaseline, It's just too slimy and greasy for my liking.  So excited to have another tin to keep in my handbag! The link I'm leaving to buy it has a 3 for 2 on Carmex at the moment so definitely check that out!

Dr Bronner's Magic Liquid Soap

I've not used this yet, but might give it a bash and see what's it's like. It doesn't smell the nicest but it's full of organic products and also safe to use on babies too! So it must not be that bad! 

Have you used OR going to use any of these products? 

Karina X


Saturday, 21 June 2014

Hollywood Ending | Anywhere Tour 2014 | Review.

It feels like I've just started to go back to reality after the McBusted tour, with Hollywood Ending supporting and then i was back on a train for 3 and a half hours to see and meet Hollywood Ending on their 'Anywhere' tour.  Here is a review of the Meet & Greet and Live Performance! 


Waiting outside the Glasgow O2 ABC in the roasting heat with my leather jacket on wasn't the brightest idea, but luckily i had my denim dress and pink and black vans to make up for the sweaty mess i felt like i was in. A 2 hour wait with friends felt like forever, so we bought a Scottish flag to waste time and wrote our twitter names on it. How original, i know! 

The VIP crowd finally got called in, i was in no way nervous about meeting them as after all they are just normal people, but the atmosphere of the crowd and the fans shaking with nerves did pass on to me, and for the first time ever i was started to shake like a 12 year old fan girl! 

As we walked in to the O2 it instantly felt calming, after the stress though of not being able to find a pen for them to sign my ticket, but a lovely girl passed us her gold pen, and for some reason i'm pretty sure we never gave it back, sorry! I walked up to Tyler, and he greeted me with the biggest hug, then to Cameron, Chris and finally Dan! They each complimented me with what i was wearing and my tattoo, and even Chris sang lyrics from their song Freak like me as i was the 'real rock chick wearing red lipstick'. I  had my favourite black snapback with gold spikes on, i just bought it but i thought id shove it on Tyler's head for our group photo! My friend Amy, even managed for us to get a second group photo, how lucky! I walked back over and told Tyler he could keep my snapback, and i'd just get another one! He was the sweetest and wouldn't stop hugging me and kept making sure i wasn't making a mistake by giving it to him, even got a cheeky kiss on the cheek to! (Photo's inserted below).

They done a quick 1 song acoustic set, and got a cheeky wink of Tyler as he walked on wearing my hat, and placed our flag on their drum kit for the remainder of their gig, i swear they had a thing for us! 


They kicked of the night with their song Don't let me down and it got the whole crowd jumping and singing at the top of their lungs! They then performed songs from their Anywhere EP which was a crowd pleaser, and even added in a fan favourite, The Grocery Store Rap. 

It was very up close and personal and the banter was flowing among the lads, they even got the fans interacting with them and each other! At one point Cameron even stripped which got ever girl in the room's heart racing! It was the hottest gig i have attended and i wasn't sure if it was because i was sweating or the fact the lads were grabbing fans and singing to them, we were all covered in their sweat, but none of us could complain! 

If you want to go to a small, intimate gig then definitely give Hollywood Ending a look at! I'll leave all links down below, and links to the youtube videos i took while at the gig! 

Twitter: @HWoodEnding
Hollwood Ending | Youtube
Hollywood Ending | Facebook
Official Website

My video's of Hollywood Ending are right HERE. So check them out! 

Karina xox

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

McBusted | The Ultimate Super Group | Glasgow Gig Review.

McFly and Busted got together last year and announced they'd be joining forces as a super group. With a lot of mixed reviews from McFly fans, myself included, i wasn't too sure if i liked the idea that my favourite band were stepping down from McFly and stepping up and giving all their time to Mcbusted. Charlie Simpson for personal reasons didn't want to join Mcbusted so Matt Willis and James Bourne really had to prove themselves and show that Mcbusted wasn't only going to jeopardise their careers but McFly's careers too! 

I was lucky enough to attend 3/4 Glasgow dates on the Mcbusted tour, and this is my honest opinion on what i thought. There are still 4 dates to go on this tour, so if you live in England or Ireland you still have your chance to grab a last minute ticket and step on the Mcbusted band waggon!

*This contains spoilers*

The show opened with 2005 footage of Busted's split, and Charlie Simpson leaving the band. Matt and James had other ideas, and went back to the future, to join forces with McFly. McFly coming bursting through the stage floor (literally) while James and Matt come flying in on a DeLorean car. The crowd went crazy as they opened the show with Air Hostess. It was truly a magical experience to watch two fan bases come together as one, and dance the night away to old hits.

They played hits like, Year 3000, 5 Colours in Her Hair, Obviously, Who's David, Shine a Light and Thunderbirds Are Go. They also performed the hit "I Want You Back" by The Jackson Five, which had the crowd go into a frenzy as Danny Jones, Matt Willis and James Bourne showed a different side to them and done a choreographed dance to the hit and also shot McBusted t-shirts into the crowd through a T-shirt shooter, which on the last Glasgow date, exploded. Nobody was hurt though, thankfully!

Half way through the show they appeared on a UFO which transformed into a second stage. It got fans at the back closer to them which proved a crowd pleaser! Especially as front row tickets, aka, OMFG cost £160. A little pricey but 100% worth it. 

There were hilarious jokes, a McBusted Pyramid and crowd interaction shared between the lads, and some video footage from Tom Fletcher's wedding speech which was hi-jacked by Matt and James, and also Dougie dressed as a clown. 

As the ending came to a close, Matt Willis appeared in a wedding dress for Crashed The Wedding, which had us all in fits of laughter, then followed by All About you, a slow, emotional song to slowly close the show. Obviously it didn't end on a low point, they ended with Year 3000, had the whole crowd jumping and dancing along. A very uplifting number to end a phenomenal show! 

All three shows i went to had a fantastic atmosphere, which isn't unusual for a McFly show, so i wasn't expecting it to be any different for McBusted. I'm sad to to see it all come to an end but happy that we could possibly have McFly going back and doing their own shows soon!

Did you go to a McBusted show? Which one? Did you enjoy it?

Karina xoxo


Monday, 26 May 2014

Urban Decay | Naked 3 Pallete | Real or Fake?

There are so many sellers these days selling fake products, and recently i was in the middle of it all. I received the Naked 3 Palette as a gift and opened the package to realise that it was a fake. I contacted Amazon straight away, and the company who sold the palette ( i wont mention the seller as they have now removed the naked 3 pallete) and luckily i got a great response, got a full refund and an apology. I was one of the lucky ones that actually got good treatment from the seller, most people don't.

So, I've decided to do a blog post on this. How to tell if it's fake and for you to check that your naked 3 palette is not a fake (here's hoping, not!).

At first, you can see straight away that the boxes are a different size. You always get a free gift with Urban Decay, Naked Palettes, and with my fake one i never, that is why it's noticeably skinnier (top box) and the bottom one is slightly larger. The free product with the 3rd palette was, 4 different samples of eyeshadow primer potions. (sorry about my lighting in the photos, the sun kept going away).

The back of the packaging is noticeably different as well. The real box has the samples of the free product on the back and the fake one doesn't (top box). Also the purple rose design on the inside is more like purple blobs in the fake one to. It is a very good fake though, the exact same text on the back and the fake one even has a serial number, so be aware, they can look real when in fact they aren't!

Thirdly, The inside of the palette is the biggest give away that it's a fake. The fake is a lot more pinkier than the real palette, the writing in the fake is bolder and a different font. Also, even though the eyeshadows look the same, they aren't! The fake eyeshadow actually made my eyes very sore, and itchy. So straight after this post i am dumping it! 

Last but not least, i thought i'd share 3 more images just to show you examples of how different they look when they are shown together! I really hope you aren't caught out by fake sellers! If you have noticed by reading this post that yours is fake, let the seller know and ask for a full refund. I would hate to see someone take money of you for something which isn't legit! 

Karina xoxo


Monday, 7 April 2014

Lauren Conrad : Beauty Book Review.

Ever since i was young i've always been fascinated in make up. I used to steal my Mum's make up and then when i was about 12 i bought my first two make up products, eyeliner and black eye shadow. I remember feeling so grown up and looking like a goth! I didn't know how to put it on so i just shoved my finger in the eye shadow and smeared it all over my eyelids. I must of looked some picture. Over the years though i taught myself to do different techniques, learnt what contouring was and knew which make up looks suited me and which didn't.

Recently though i picked up Lauren Condrad's beauty book. If only this was out when i was younger i wouldn't of looked like such a clown! I've been into make up now for almost 9 years now and even then buying this book showed me techniques i'd never thought of doing before. 

It has everything from finding out your face would suit, healthy eating tips, fitness tips, hair tips and even how to pluck your eyebrows right. This book has it all and is great for learners and even more experienced.

This is a definite must buy if you are a beauty lover like myself. You can buy this anywhere from your local book store to online.

Karina xoxo 

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Clinique Chubby Stick | Moisturizing lip colour balm

I received these little beauties for my Christmas and I couldn't contain my excitement! I'm in love with Clinique products but I've never owned their chubby sticks before!

(from top - bottom. 
15. Pudgy Peony
16. Voluptuous Violet
11. Two Ton Tomato)

 I may of got my hopes up a little though, even though the pink and red toned chubby stick stays put and looks amazing on my lips, the purple one, well, doesn't! I'm a huge fan of purple lips, I hate leaving on a night out without my statement lips so I thought this would be the same! It wasn't and I'm a little let down about it. As you can tell by the photo though, Pudgy Peony and Two Ton Tomato take to my skin but Voluptuous Violet doesn't. Don't get me wrong though, It might just not take on my lips, and you might be the lucky person on which it does! Let me know below if you've used it!

I got them in a 3 set from boots, but you can get the full sizes here for £17.

Karina xoxo


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

P.S. LOVE | New Primark Beauty Range.

When it comes to make up i'm very high maintenance and love spending money on the likes of MAC, Benefit and Chanel. So, when Primark released their new beauty range I was very intrigued as already I was seeing a lot of positive reviews from other beauty gurus and bloggers! I picked up a collection on which I'd use, sadly though I couldn't get my hands on the day and night eye palettes and I'll be waiting a while to try and get my hands on them as I don't live near a Primark! Maybe next time though! These products are price ranged between £1 to £1.50.. bargain! Here are a few of the bits I received and my views on them.

 These Lip Stains are gorgeous! I'm always nervous about using lip stains in case i can't get the colour of my lips as i'm not allowed to wear bright lip colours to work. So, i test them out at weekends and i adore them! I team the red lip stain up with the red lip gloss i got which i've reviewed down below, and i team the pink lip stain up with my pink lip gloss from smashbox! If you want a long lasting colour then definitely try out lip stains they are completely worth the money.

I don't tend to wear lip gloss that much but this looked a gorgeous shade of dark red so i thought I'd give it a go! I only wear this when I have my red lip stain on as without I feel like this falls off my lips a lot quicker, but after all it is lip gloss and I'm more of a lipstick kind of girl!

When it comes to eye liners I must own at least, about 20! I'm obsessed and can't leave the house without wearing it! So adding these two black eye liners to my collection and getting a pencil sharpener with it was luck as i lost my pencil sharpener for my eye liners! It applies easy to my water line and it lasts for hours, i do have to apply it at least twice a day! 

Volumising mascara is my best friend, I have quite short eye lashes and also having blonde eye lashes becomes such a problem for me! I can apply as much mascara as I like but still some lashes peak through! So trying this mascara for a £1 i was pretty sure the results were going to be a nightmare . Boy, was I wrong! This leaves my eyes looking fabulous and covers ever single eye lash, my only moan is that I wish it was a waterproof volumising mascara, but that's the reason why i bought the waterproof mascara. (below)

I'm loving this. I love the thick applicator and I coat this on after I put on the volumising mascara, above. This is a little beauty in my eyes.

Any other Primark beauty products which you recommend?

Karina xoxo


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Polly Vadasz | Sigg Designs.

'Do i have something in my teeth?'

I recently received a free mirror of this amazing designer Polly. She draws all her designs and has a gorgeous range of mirrors and also iphone/samsung phone cases. Prices ranging from £3 - £14.  I'm just jealous that i don't have one to fit my phone! 

She has her own website and also posts giveaways and discount codes on her instagram page -

Why not help her out and share her gorgeous designs on your blog. You can add her banner to your profile for more publicity to! I can't wait to see what amazing and creative designs she does next! 

Why not follow her blog?

Karina xoxo

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Sleek | i Divine Palette.

This palette was shoved at the back of my make up collection as the colours were bright and frankly i didn't have the guts to go out with mad eyes each day of the week. But this year i decided for a change and thought i'd go all out to try new and wacky ways of doing my make up!

These are marked '1,2 and 3' because it's the order i applied them onto my eyes! 

1. light blue in the inner corners of my eyes
2. blue and pink blended together for the base of my eye
3. lastly, a splash of purple on the outer corner to make your eyes pop and stand out, especially if you have       blue/green eyes

I then done the same underneath my lash line for an added effect, added liner to my top lash line and applied my chanel mascara! I applied my eyeshadow and blended with real technique brushes.

 Here's the finishing look.

I am also right now in a competition over at

All you need to do is click right here and write my name in the comments below the post which is 'Karina Turnbull'. Thank you so much if you do so, and let me know to!

Karina xoxo


Monday, 13 January 2014


For Christmas tucked away in my stocking was a small CHANEL box with this little beauty in it! It is a tester, so was free, but i'm still 100% grateful as my parents had to spend a certain amount to get this! I've always wanted to try this out, but spending £24 on a mascara was a little pricey, especially if i bought it and didn't like it! 

I've used this for 3 weeks now, and there's no going back! I'm in love with this, it's like my child, i carry it everywhere with me! I have had some compliments as well which is always a good thing as it then shows it's doing it's job properly! You can buy this from Debenhams as that's where i got this from, or any other stores which has a CHANEL. I'm definitely going to be buying the full size now! 

Have you tried CHANEL mascara? What do you think?

Karina xoxo


Saturday, 4 January 2014

L'Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation

I searched high and low for a high coverage foundation which would work on my skin. I can't wear foundation which is oily and the foundations i tend to buy are. So i came across this little beauty and haven't looked back since! It hides every blemish and matches my skin absolutely perfectly! If you are pale like myself, i chose Natural Ivory as the shade Ivory is what i tend to go for! There's 12 more shades of this foundation and at an affordable price of £9.99. It's very similar to MAC Studio fix, but i don't have a MAC near by and couldn't wait for it being sent out to me so i'm so glad i found this! So if you think MAC is a little too pricey, i'd 100 percent recommend this!

What do you think of L'Oreal products? Love them as much as i do? 

Karina xoxo

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