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The Copper Eye Edit


My all time favourite shades to wear on my eyes are brown and copper shades. Having blue eyes I think it really helps to frame and compliment them, especially metallic shades. These kinds of shades are always my go-to, from day to night wear as you just can't go wrong. Here are a few of my picks which are not only beautiful shimmering shades but really make a statement on the eyes too!


Kiko Cream Crush Eyeshadow in 'Pearly Chocolate'
This is one of my go-to shades (and formula) for evening wear. It's a rich chocolate brown with a shimmering pearlescent finish. I will simply blend a cool-toned brown through the crease and apply this all over the lid - it looks beautiful! This is one of those shades that looks just as good used alone. If I want to make it really pop, I'll add the same shadow in shade 'Pearly Silver Rose' to the inner corner. It's one of my favourite eye looks and the shadows themselves are so underrated!


NYX Lid Lingerie eye tint in 'Sweet Cloud' & 'Night Glow'
The Lid Lingerie formulas are so light weight and perfect for everyday wear. The shade Sweet Cloud (left) is a beautiful shimmering copper shade which looks so complimentary on the eyes. It's also one of those quick, one swipe shadows which can be blended out with your finger which I personally love doing.
The shade Night Glow (right)  is a bit less coppery but more of a cool-toned metallic shade. It has more purple undertones compared to the rest but it does make a statement on the eyes. I love using these in the centre of the lid to brighten and enhance eye looks.


3ina Metallic Eyeshadow in 'Copper'
This is a new product for me, I'm still currently testing it out but I couldn't resist including this copper shade in here. It's my perfect everyday shade as it isn't too dark but not too light either. It's just the right balance between warm and cool toned and has a subtle shimmering finish. Again, this is a shade which looks effortless used alone, but extra pretty amongst other shades.



Swatches from top to bottom;

Kiko Cream Crush Eyeshadow in Pearly Chocolate
NYX Lid Lingerie eye tint in Sweet Cloud
NYX Lid Lingerie eye tint in Night Glow
3ina Metallic Eyeshadow in Copper


Do you have any copper eye recommendations?



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The Blogger Diaries | Francisca May


Welcome to my first in the series of 'The Blogger Diaries' - a brand new, fun and chatty series I'll be posting fortnightly right here on my blog featuring some of mine as well as your favourite Bloggers. I'll be delving right in to get to know the person behind the blog, asking a variety of questions ranging from their beauty routine to blog tips and tricks. This is something quite different for me so I'm really hoping for a good response!

So my first interviewee is the lovely Fran from Francisca May. She is one of my favourite beauty bloggers and just recently featured in my Bloggers who deserve a bigger following post. I adore her content and photography skills so I was thrilled when she kindly agreed to be my first feature! I'm just going to go ahead and jump right in as I don't want to ramble on too much, so get comfy, and enjoy reading my mini interview with Fran



What first attracted you to join the blogging world?

Believe it or not, I first started blogging when I was 13! Granted it wasn't about beauty (I didn't start wearing makeup till I was about 19, good heavens), but I was a teen full of angst and decided everyone needed to know that the world was ending because I broke up with my boyfriend. Hint: It really wasn't! I guess my blog helped me to express myself and act as a little diary of sorts.

How do you get inspiration and ideas for your posts?

Oh dear, that's the hardest part! I have to admit, I cheat a little and get tons of inspiration from other bloggers, namely Lily from Pint Sized Beauty. But I also try to type posts I know I'd enjoy reading, which for me is the key to blogging. Worry about your audience, yes, but write about thing's you're passionate about - everyone will be able to tell and you also ensure you don't lose the passion for blogging along the way.

What are your favourite types of posts to write and photograph?

Oh, tricky. Well, I suppose my favourites would be brand focused posts (especially my Tilbs, you know I love my Tilbs) but also little edits, like seasonal edits, affordable/high end picks and so on.

What are your favourite types of posts to read?

Definitely either beauty hauls (I'm a nosey peach) or specific posts like current makeup favourites, morning/evening routines, etc.

In an average month, how much would you normally spend on beauty products?

Cally, don't do this to me haha! I think everyone knows I have a soft spot for high end beauty so I'd say about 50 to 60 pounds in an average month.

What would you say is your most used beauty product?

My Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks! It's so sad but all my other lipsticks (even bloody expensive high end ones) are sat collecting dust in my acrylic storage, haha. I only have 5 but I rotate among those everyday. I'm not kidding when I say they're the only lipsticks I wear!

If you could only use 3 beauty brands for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

Charlotte Tilbury (can I please just have a little help here CT, I'm going bankrupt because of you!), L'Oreal (because of the foundations) and NARS. Argh, so hard to choose!

On an average weekday, how long would it take you to get ready?

I know people probably don't believe me, but I get ready in 5-10 minutes! I'm always in a rush to get to work as the commute is quite long, so I only have time to shower, blow dry my hair and slap on a little bit of foundation, bronzer, blusher and lipstick before I have to rush out the door!

What would you say is your biggest achievement so far when it comes to blogging?

Definitely being featured in the 13th issue of the Blogosphere magazine! I swear I never in a million years thought it'd be possible. I was gobsmacked when I got the email, my chin must of broken when it fell to my feet I was that shocked! It was surreal to flick through the magazine  and see my name. My Mum nearly cried haha!

Do you have any tips on making your blog stand out from the crowd?

It's so hard to do that these days, isn't it? To be fair though, I don't have any dreams of grandeur when it comes to blogging. I don't put pressure on myself anymore. I write about things I'm passionate about, things I'd like to read myself and whatever comes from it, I'll gladly accept and appreciate it. I just think that it's important to stay true to yourself  and invest in content you enjoy creating, whether or not it brings in the views. Being proud of your blog is priceless, so staying true to yourself will have the readers trickle in sooner or later!


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June Beauty Favourites


A very small favourites post this month as I've not seen many new products recently *sobs* but I've still managed to find some really great things none the less! All products are new discoveries and have been my most reached for in the month of June. As per usual, everything is very much affordable to suit my little budget.


I've been using this quite a bit throughout June to get a review on it (you can read that here). It's a really good affordable option for those looking for a natural-matte finish base but don't quite require the full coverage. I like how weightless it feels on the skin but also manages to last all day with minimal touch ups - a perfect everyday foundation if you ask me!

Sephora Colorful Powder Blush in 'Shame on you!'
I picked this up while I was in Venice as I was eager to try something from Sephora's own brand. In the end I left with a singular shadow as well as this perfect dusky-pink blush. It's completely matte which I love - I don't like how shimmery blushes bring out the texture on your skin. This is extremely pigmented and I have to use a really light hand with it, but it's super soft and has a beautiful finish.


I was very kindly gifted this oil back in May for review along with some other goodies. This was a stand out product for me and I've since been using it almost every evening in my skincare routine. The smell is so natural and soothing, with a subtle lavender scent. I never thought I'd get on with oils but this has been so nourishing and even helped to clear up my skin as well. It can also be used on hair which is useful for when my hair is feeling or looking a little dry. I highly recommend this product if your skin and hair is in need of a little tlc - you can also use my code CALLY20 for 20% off!

E.l.f Cosmetics Baked Highlighter in 'Moonlight Pearls'
I've probably used this for at least 25 out of the 30 days in June. It's the perfect shade for fair skin like mine, but still looks good when I have a tan too. It comes with a strange layer on top which doesn't give off any product, but once you get through it, it's silky smooth and has a natural radiance to it. It's not the brightest highlighter in the world but I like that - especially for everyday wear.


What have you been loving this month?


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