Forever Living Volumizing Mascara and Lip Balm Review | The Cupid Bow

Forever Living Volumizing Mascara and Lip Balm Review | The Cupid Bow

Mascaras. If you’re anything like me then you will be constantly on the hunt for the next best thing, or maybe you feel like you’ve never found a really great one. I fall in and out of love with so many mascaras on a frequent basis. I swear trying to...
Why Social Media Is Killing Your Relationship | The Cupid Bow

Why Social Media Is Killing Your Relationship | The Cupid Bow

Now before you say it, I know this post is ironic… Because you undoubtedly are reading my post through a social media platform. So yes, I’m a hypocrite, but let me be one for a couple of minutes and then you may (or may not) put your phone/laptop/tablet down. So...
London Fashion Week - Busardi |The Cupid Bow

London Fashion Week – Busardi |The Cupid Bow

So somebody needs to pinch me right about now. CANNOT believe I’m sitting here blogging about my time as a backstage hair and makeup artist at LONDON FASHION WEEK! A mere 5 months ago I was spending my days in front of a computer screen in an office job dreaming...
Alice & Peter Wicked Berry Perfume Review| The Cupid Bow

Alice & Peter Wicked Berry Perfume Review| The Cupid Bow

Yerrrrrrrrp you read that right. THAT is a perfume. Is it not the most scrumptious thing that you ever did see?! Ladies please refrain from licking your screens whilst I introduce Alice & Peter Wicked Berry perfume… Ohhhhh it’s just so scrummy looking! And what if I told you that...
Beyond Organic Skincare Review | The Cupid Bow

Beyond Organic Skincare Review | The Cupid Bow

Ah the British summer. Don’t you just love it? One minute we’re giving Ibiza temperatures a run for it’s money walking round with a Calippo hanging out of our mouths, the next we’re caught up in some freak monsoon and diving under our duvets wrapped up in a onesie and...
Bomb Cosmetics Summer Giveaway! | The Cupid Bow

Bomb Cosmetics Summer Giveaway! | The Cupid Bow

Well… Haven’t you just been spoilt rotten. AGAIN. Yessss it’s time for another Bomb Cosmetics giveaway, in which you are given the chance to win one of TWO gorgeous, heavenly-smelling gift sets! And this time the gang over at Bomb Cosmetics are not only treating you, but your man as...
My Final Week at AOFM - Review  | The Cupid Bow

My Final Week at AOFM – Review | The Cupid Bow

OK. Here we go. It’s here. The final chapter! At the time of writing this I am already a qualified makeup artist and have had some fabulous working opportunities, such as working at Men’s Fashion Week, Wella Trendvision Awards, Clarke’s SS15 Presentation, on my first wedding and landing a job...
Face of the Day: Smokey Black Eyeshadow | The Cupid Bow

Face of the Day: Smokey Black Eyeshadow | The Cupid Bow

Nights out are a rarity these days due to working my little bee-hind off at my new career, but Friday night I felt like letting my long locks down and head into London taaaaahn for a few bevvys. As I have just got a new job freelancing for Laura Mercier...
Sleek Ballet, Siren and Tease Lip Palettes Review | The Cupid Bow

Sleek Ballet, Siren and Tease Lip Palettes Review | The Cupid Bow

Since embarking on a new career as a makeup artist I’ve had to buy quite a fair bit of new, you guessed it, makeup. And yeaaaahhhh OK… Not exactly the worst thing to be spending your money on something you love, but I challenge you to cart my mother of...
The Eyelash Emporium Lashes Review |The Cupid Bow

The Eyelash Emporium Lashes Review |The Cupid Bow

Lash on? Lash off? Lash on? Lash off? Most definitely… Lash on. Now to boys, eyelashes are eyelashes right? They all look the same. They’re the same on everybody. They do the same job. To a girl though, the eyelash aisle is like a sweet shop. Different styles, different lengths,...
Men's Special: Bulldog Skincare Review | The Cupid Bow

Men’s Special: Bulldog Skincare Review | The Cupid Bow

Greetings loved ones *Snoop Doggy Dogg voice*. This one is for you homeboys! Yes even you, with your hands down your pants, or up your nose. It has come to my attention recently (actually, more like I was nagged time and time again by some beloved male friends) that you...
The Truth About Moroccan Oil... And Why You Should Be Wary | The Cupid Bow

The Truth About Moroccan Oil… And Why You Should Be Wary | The Cupid Bow

Now before you read on, I need you to understand I’m talking about Moroccan Oil and not Argan Oil. Yes they both come from Morocco, which makes things extremely confusemundo, but there is a difference between the two. And here comes the boring bit… Argan Oil comes straight from the...
Skinade Collagen Drink Review | The Cupid Bow

Skinade Collagen Drink Review | The Cupid Bow

Yesssss you read that right. Collagen. In a drink. As in the stuff that’s meant to plump lips up… Just in a liquid form. Some of you may still have your jaws open as you try and get your head around it, so let me try and explain what the...
Bootea 14 Day Teatox Review | The Cupid Bow

Bootea 14 Day Teatox Review | The Cupid Bow

Who here has has ever put themselves on a liquid diet in order to lose weight? And no I’m not talking about the one where you drink so much wine you end up throwing up half your body mass. “Eating’s cheating” is not something I would ever condone! No I’m...
Nails of the Week! OPI Hopelessly In Love | The Cupid Bow

Nails of the Week! OPI Hopelessly In Love | The Cupid Bow

Easter is coooooming! Which means Easter eggs, Creme Eggs, Mini Eggs, Kinder Bueno Eggs… All the best kinds of eggs! Easter is the only time of year it’s acceptable to put yourself at risk of getting diabetes and no one can say anything… Because they are too. To get in...
Backcombed Ponytail Hair Tutorial | The Cupid Bow

Backcombed Ponytail Hair Tutorial | The Cupid Bow

Ohhhh the bane of having naturally long hair. Yeah, yeah, I know… Not exactly the worst thing in the world. And I’m not really complaining, I feel very lucky that my hair has been able to grow to as long as it has and still remain relatively healthy. But it...
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I don’t know about you, but when I was working in an office job it seemed that I spent approximately 87% of my day snacking. My generous colleagues were constantly bringing in cakes, crisps, sweets and donuts that were placed on a large table… Which just happened to be about 4 foot away from my...
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Father's Day Bulldog Skincare Giveaway! | The Cupid Bow

Father’s Day Bulldog Skincare Giveaway! | The Cupid Bow

When was the last time you thanked your Dad for everything that he does for you? He’s your personal ATM machine, chauffeur, mechanic and handy man, so it’s time to return the favour! This Father’s Day treat your ol’ man to a Bulldog Skincare set containing a Sensitive Face Wash, Sensitive Shave Cream and a...
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OK so this was actually yesterday’s Face of the Day but better late than never! As we’re FINALLY veering into summer, I’m opting for the dewy skin, highlighted, sun-shining-outta-my-face kinda look. I lurrrrrve a highlight me. I like it so bright that moths are attracted to me. If you’re gunna do something, do it big....
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There is no such thing as too many makeup brushes. NOOOOOO SUCHHHHHH THINNNGGG! Anyone who tries to tell me otherwise will be met with a glare so evil it could turn you to stone. OK so I will admit that I’m not a fan of washing my 70+ makeup brushes on a regular basis, but...
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Sooooo this may be the least groundbreaking statement ever but… I have quite a lot of hair. Shocker. Dunno if you’ve ever noticed? The thought of curling or waving it sends shivers down my spine as I know I will be there for at least an hour. Actually make it 2 hours. Just there. Withering...
My Third Week at AOFM - Review | The Cupid Bow

My Third Week at AOFM – Review | The Cupid Bow

Okkkkk so I am EXTREMELY sorry for the lack of AOFM reviews lately as the past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind! As I am typing this review I have actually already graduated from AOFM with a shiny new certificate and a bag full of nerves! WAHHH! So yeah… a little behind with the...
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Errrr yeah. THAT’S RIGHT. VEGAS BABY! Mmmm hmmmm. How would you and a friend like to win a 5 star trip to Vegas? The city that never sleeps, where you live for the nights you won’t remember, where you’ll try and top The Hangover and wake up next to a tiger! OK scratch that last,...
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So you may have read the title of this and thought “woahhhhh Carly! Why so serious?” but I felt like this post was well overdue. If you follow my blog you’ll be used to my usual lighthearted posts (and don’t worry they will be back soon!) but this is something that is close to my...
Please Vote For Me In The Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014!

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So as I am still pinching myself about winning Highly Commended in the UK Blog Awards last month, I’m going for it again! Actually I’m going for it twice… In the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014 with Next! For those who aren’t familiar with these awards, well, they’re kind of a big deal. This is their...