Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Lo Down - My Life as a Blogger

Hey Guys and Dolls,

I've been blogging almost 6 years now and I love my little part of the internet lots. My blog as you all know by now is called All-Made-Up-21. I named it that as I like nothing more than being all made up and I started my blog when I was 21 years old which seems like a while ago now.
My life has changed alot since I started blogging, first off I've met some amazing people while blogging and I'm now happy to call them my good friends. I've also gotten lots of great opportunities like going to product launches, landing amazing internships and liasing with press officers.

I've gotten the opportunity to work in Market Match PR and The Fragrance Shop Head Office in Manchester. Both were wonderful experiences and I'd definitely recommend anyone to give it a go. I learnt alot during the weeks I work in both office.

I also enjoy going to events and meeting up with fellow bloggers and learning about new and exciting launches. Life couldn't be better right now, I think blogging has really helped me with my fight against mental health problems and for that I'll always be grateful. 

Lastly all of you readers mean the world to me. I'm glad you enjoy reading my blog and I hope you take something from it. If any of you ever want to start your own blog yourself, definitely feel free to contact me and I'll give you the best advice I can.

Laura<3

The Lo Down - Mane 'n Tail HoofMaker Hand & Nail Therapy

Hey Guys and Dolls,

As you all know I'm a pretty big fan of Mane 'n Tails Haircare products, I just think there so good and I enjoy using them. I always feel my hair is in such good condition after I use their range of products, I've actually done a couple of reviews that you can check out here. I recently was sent two more products from the brand to try and one was their hand cream, Hoofmaker. I had no idea they did products other than haircare so I was really looking forward to giving this a go.
Basically this hand cream was originally developed for horses to moisturize dry, cracked and brittle hooves. So in my head if it worked well doing that it must be an amazing handcream and that's true this really is. Hoofmaker has a really nice consistency, a little bit goes a long way so don't go too mad with this product. It smells really nice and fresh plus it leaves my hands feeling so nice and soft. It's a pretty good size tube aswell so this will definitely last a while that's for sure.

I've been so impressed with all Mane 'n Tail's products so far and I can't wait to try some more in the future. It's such a nice brand and I'm surprised I only started using their products lately.

Laura<3

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Lo Down - Catrice Liquid Metal Long Lasting Cream Eyeshadow

Hey Guys and Dolls,

I'm not a huge fan of cream eyeshadows as I feel that they crease pretty badly but the Catrice Liquid Metal Long Lasting Cream Eyeshadow is something different altogether. The shade Smart Mauve is a beautiful metallic neutral shade. It's so pigmented, once you put this on your eyelids it doesn't crease at all. I've used it with and without eyeshadow primer and it works just fine.
As you all know I love neutral eyeshadows so I really like this shade alot. I'm hoping more neutral shades are released in this range. I'm definitely going to have a look at my local Catrice counter very soon that's for sure.

Laura<3