Inspirational Blogger Award


Thanks a mil to for nominating me for the Inspirational Blogger Award! This has introduced to many great blogs, looking forward to keeping up to date with you all.


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • List the rules and display the award
  • Share seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them

7 facts about me:

  1. I have one sibling, my little sister.
  2. I’m a tattoo lover
  3. I was born and raised in Cape Town until I was 12.
  4. Savoury beats sweet. Every time.
  5. But…sweeties beat chocolate for me.
  6. I am in love with anything to do with burlesque.
  7. I’m trying to live a more conscious life.

That’s just a little snippet of my life. Hopefully follow me and we can get to know each other and support each other! Power to ladies (and gents) empowering each other! Here are some lovely blogs I have enjoyed so far (I will get sharing more another time if I didn’t share you this time!). Mucho love xo

Have a look and support these great blogs! Xo


February Birchbox

Hey guys, as seen on my Instagram (the_sleepless_beauty), I got my first Birchbox this month! If you’re wondering what Birchbox is, it’s a monthly subscription service where subscribers receive five beauty samples according to their beauty profile (if you complete this, your Birchbox will be much more personalised to your needs and wants!). It’s a fabulous idea and very affordable. They also have an online shop. I don’t work for them, just thought I would share this with you guys.  Here is what I got in my box this month. I’ll let you know what I think once I’ve tried everything, loving it so far! Are you guys subscribed? What do you think? Let me know! Xo


From left to right: 

Agave Healing Oil Treatment

Models Own Nail Polish

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

London Butterflies Bath Salt Scrub

The Chia Co Oats + Chia

theBalm cosmetics Cindy-Lou Manizer

Valentine’s Makeup

As promised on my Instagram (the_sleepless_beauty), here is my makeup look for Valentine’s! On the night the eye make up had much more of a purply/burgundy tone. Myself and my boyfriend had dinner at my house then went to a party. What did you do? Let me know what you think of this look! xo


Make up details:

Face : Primer – Benefit Porefessional

Foundation – Illamasqua Skin Base in 6.5 (used with concentrate)

Concealer – MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC35

and MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20 

Powder – Illamasqua Loose Powder in Translucent

Bronzer – MAC Solar Riche Bronzing Powder

Blush – No7 Natural Blush in Coral Flush 

Highlight – Stila All Over Shimmer Duo in Kitten 

Eyes: Shadows – Illasmasqua Complement Palette, MAC Star Violet 

and Dior Powder Mono eyeshadow in Poison 

Eyeliner – MAC Pencil in Smolder and Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner in Infinity

Lashes – Primark in Sultry

Mascara – Benefit They’re Real 

Brows – Illamasqua Brow Cake in Thunder

Lips : Liner – Rimmel Exaggerate in Eastend Snob

Lipstick – MAC in Private Party and MAC Plumful 

Valentine’s Day

Hey guys, sorry this is a late post!

Happy Valentine’s Day!! The best bit ever in one of my fave chick flicks. Oh Heath..

Myself and my boyfriend don’t really do too much for Valentines, normally just stay in and cook dinner ourselves. We don’t need a day to celebrate our love (bleurgh… haha!). Anyways, still making it a lil bit special. My boyfriend made me dinner last year so this year its my turn to cook. And by cook I mean Dine in for Two from trusty M&S. You get a starter, main, side, dessert, wine and choccies so bf is getting spoiled. Also he has brought something to my attention..why do girls always get the chocolates and not guys?! Good point I tell ya. Don’t think I’ve ever gotten a clearer hint ha! What are you getting your partner?

So, Valentines and shopping kinda go hand in hand am I right girls?! Check out these beautiful undies from Reger by Janet Reger, available to purchase in Debenhams currently. I’ll upload my make up look later on!

What are you guys doing tonight? Are you heading out with friends, doing something with your significant other, or spoiling yourself? Or are you joining the masses and delighting your eyes with Mr Grey this weekend? Let me know!! Hope you enjoy whatever you’re doing! Mucho love xoxo


Hello world!

Hey girls and guys. I’m Carla, I love make up & beauty and all (some) things in between. I’m starting this blog to share some of my favourite looks and products with you, get to know people, learn and explore some new things and hopefully soon share some professional make up looks with you.Occasionally I might share a thought or two. Hope you enjoy, and why not share a thought with me.