Sunday, 28 December 2014

Christmas Gift Sets

Soap & Glory 'Glamour Push Gift Set'

 (top to bottom: supercat liquid liner - thick&fast mascara -sexy mother pucker lip lacquer) 

This is a face luminizer (mm fancy) which looks nice as both a blusher or a highlighter.

Look at how pretty the lip lacquer is...

Burts Bees 'Tips And Toes Kit'

The set includes:
-Almond & Milk Hand Cream
-Lip Balm 
-Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream
-Coconut Foot Cream
-2 Metal Tins Of Both Hand, Nail And Cuticle Cream

mmm...I love this a lot :)

No7 Gift Set

The set includes:
-Lash Intense Volume Control Mascara
-High Shine Lip Gloss
-Eye Serum

Did anyone else get beauty box sets for Xmas?

Monday, 22 December 2014

Messy Bun

(i'm not sure why my hair line looks so odd, I promise it doesn't always look like this aha)

I think this is probably my most worn hairstyle right now, i've always got it up. It's just so easy and only takes me 3 minutes to do in the mornings and people always question me on how I do it. Now it's christmas time I am constantly putting my little red sparkly bow in my hair as it looks so cute :)

Let me know if you want a more detailed post about how I do this and what products I use in my hair 

If you want to know more about where the bows from and how much it was click here which will take you to one of my previous blog posts...

Friday, 19 December 2014

Dazzle Dust | Barry M

Barry M Dazzle Dusts are sold in many different colours and are basically a loose pigment for your eyes or in my case, you can use the one I own as a highlighter too. Mine has tiny little specs of glitter which are noticeable on the eyes which scares people off but I think a bit of glitter is acceptable especially because Christmas is right around the corner (eekkk!). 

It lasts all day long and is very highly pigmented :) I really need to take a quick look at the Barry M counter when I make my next trip to boots or superdrug as I've heard great things about the whole range. I bought mine..erm...I'd say a good year ago now and as you can see by the photo above I've barely used any up in that time, but I have worn it a lot! I know that these won't be everyone's cup of tea but for those interested I hope you enjoyed this post and found it some what helpful or interesting if your a bit of a make up nerd like me :)

Have you tried Barry M Dazzle Dusts? What do you think of them?

P.S sorry for not blogging too much this month + please let me know what posts you want to see? x x 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Glitter Bows & Christmas Decorations

Beau xoxo - Mini Small Glitter Hair Bows 'Ruby Red Slippers'

I bought my bow in 'Ruby Red Slippers' as it was Christmas time and they are honestly the cutest ones I've ever seen and really well made. The glitter doesn't come off of the bow and into your hair easily, the crocodile clip doesn't slip and slide around your hair or fall out which also makes taking the bow out of your hair a lot easier (we've all bought hair accessories that practically tear out our hair haven't we?) You can purchase different kinds of hair accessories such as pastel coloured bows, slightly bigger bows, floral crowns and so much more. I've linked the website if you click here it will take you to it :)

The bow was £3.00 and delivery was £3.20 for the UK buyers but the site ships internationally. It's hand packaged and comes with a hand written postcard, a pack of love hearts :) and the bow itself.


Fast forward a few days later and me and my family were putting up the Christmas decorations and I took a few photo's :)

Who else is excited for Christmas?

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Monthly Favourites | November

Heyy, so another month has flown by and it's now December which means it's technically officially Christmas time :) Who's excited *raises hand*

I love this lipstick a lot and have been wearing it a lot recently and yes I know it looks like a bit of an odd/scary colour but it doesn't look weird on don't worry. It's from an old avon collection 'colour trend' which is still going but sadly this colour was discontinued so it's unavailable to buy now which means I will have to savor it until it runs out :( Anyway the pigmentation is good and doesn't make your lips look/feel dry. I'm sad this lipstick is not being made anymore because I think I would have bought a new one when it runs out - sad times :( 

This lip gloss I bought only in October/late September I think and have been wearing it every since. It's very subtle and pretty, the perfect nude lipgloss.This doesn't make your lips look dry either. It was around £1.99 as are all the others from the natural collection. I don't think this brand gets enough attention personally, yes some of the products can be a bit shabby (sorry natural collection) but you can find some great products for such bargain prices! :) 

As you may or may have not seen on my blog, I actually did a blog post about this (click here) and if you did read it you will know that I absolutely love it!
I have almost finished little pot already which I know is really bad considering I only bought this a few weeks ago oopss. It completely changes the look of your lips -from chapped and horrible looking, to smooth and moisturized. I would say the price of this is a bit steep considering the ingredients used to make this is sugar,oil and food colouring and you've got your own lip exfoliator. All I can say is don't be put off by the price tag because it's really good for your lips and i'm sure your'll love it just as much as me.

If you've followed me for a long time now you will know that I mentioned this in my skincare post (click here). I am still using this but sadly it is starting to run out :( This has literally saved my skin form looking dry and patchy all autumn and makes a god base for make up. Good price, great moisturizer, keeps you face moisturized and fresh for a long time,can't go wrong with this face cream :)

I have noticed a lot of brands releasing their own collection of eyeshadow sticks/crayons and personally I think there amazing. I like the idea of these as they are so quick and easy to apply and blend really nicely or you can even use eyeshadow sticks as a base for eyeshadow which works just as well too. I really want to look into buying more of these form other brands so if you know of anymore or any good ones worth buying then please let me know :)

I think this one has to be my favourite...
This eyeshadow palette I picked up at TKmaxx can you believe as E.L.F products aren't sold in the UK I believe which sucks because after using this I want to have a look at some of their other products they have to offer. My palette palette is in the 'warm edition' and has the most beautiful neutral shades. I was so shocked when I first used this to find they were incredibly pigmented, after paying the price of £3.99 I wasn't expecting a whole lot but this proved me sooo wrong. I obviously couldn't swatch them all for you because I don't have a long enough arm, but I did swatch some of my most used/favourite shades for you :)

(no flash: natural light)

Non Beauty Favourites:

Clean Bandit - Real Love
Maroon 5 - Animals
Ellie Goulding - Outside & Beating Heart
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off & Blank Space

Perks Of Being A Wallflower

The Fault In Our Stars

TV Program:
-The Walking Dead Season 5 (does anyone else watch this?)
-I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here
-Waterloo Road

What sort of posts do you wanna see next?

Friday, 28 November 2014

Natural Autumn Make Up

-Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
-Maybelliene FITme Concealer (under eyes)
-Natural Collection Loose Powder

-Elf Beauty Book Eye shadow Palette
-Pixi Silky Eye Pencils-Black Cocoa
-Rimmel Day To Night Mascara
-Rimmel Endless Lash Accelerator (on bottom lashes)

-Zoeva Lip Crayon - Tender Rose

Brushes Used:
Zoeva - 110 Face Shape

I bought some brushes for my birthday from amazon, they are the exact same quality as zoeva's. You get 10 brushes for foundation,concealer,eyeshadow and all different uses and they are only £10.56 click HERE to view them -I have them in pink :) )

(P.S, I don't fill in or do anything to my eyebrows except from getting them waxed every now and then, just in case you were wondering)

Friday, 21 November 2014

Review | Zoeva

I recently got these zoeva goodies for my birthday and thought I would do a mini review/first impressions on them seen as I love them so much :)

Zoeva 110 Face Shape Brush - £8.95
Being named 'face shape brush' basically means it's designed for really precised contouring..I don't actually use this brush for it's purpose, I actually use this as my concealer brush because it's great for under the eyes and is sooo soft and doesn't tug your skin either. These brushes also wash extremely well, they don't shed any hairs or loose their shape when drying.

Zoeva Lip Crayon - Tender Rose - £5.95
When I saw this online I thought the colour looked so pretty and I had to have it, I did wonder though will it look the same in real life as many photos of products online can be really off to it's true colour especially when it comes to lipsticks. I would say this is a cross between a lipstick and a super tinted balm because it's so moisturizing which I love and lasts a long enough time but you will need to reapply throughout the day but that doesn't bother me too much.

Zoeva Mirror - £7.95
Now there isn't an awful lot I can tell you about this mirror apart from the fact it's small, compact and travel friendly. It folds away nicely into a little square so the mirror won't get damaged or scratched in your handbag -I know that is very common. It even has it's own little stand on the back which you can adjust.

Have you tried zoeva products? If so let me know which ones and if you liked them in the comments below :)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Review: Lush - Bubblegum Lip Scrub

I'm sure most of you have heard of 'Lush Lip Scrubs' (Try saying that 10 times in a row without slipping, let me know if you did it)by now. If not I'm going to tell you about them now :)

In the lush shop a lady had already recommended lip scrubs to me after I mentioned that I get chapped/dry lips in the winter. She was really helpful and explained what it does, what ingredients it has and everything I needed to know really. She said it's a lip exfoliant, like the ones you normally get for your face but in a lip friendly form. They sell three types, bubblegum, popcorn and mint julips. They also sell a limited edition lip scrub out now called 'santa's lip scrub' for Christmas which was cola flavored. Since I'm not a fan of mint flavored things or cola it was down to bubblegum and popcorn. I opted for the bubblegum because I was most drawn to it (I will most probably end up getting the popcorn one anyway though). 

Yes you guessed it tastes AMAZING! I love it!
It makes your lips so much softer and smooth and they are also quiet moisturizing.

The only downside to this is that you can't use it on the go, you can't be out somewhere mirrorless, whip this out and start smearing it all over your lips or your'll look like you've just eaten a dounut really messily. 

Do I think it's overpriced? Yes, yes I do. For £5.50 all it is is sugar,oil and flavoring. The price has increased slightly over time I think the first selling price was £4.50? I'm not sure I could be wrong, but I think it is a lot of money for what it actually is. However I love it way to much to care about the price tag so don't be put off.

Have you tried Lush Lip Scrubs? What do you think of them?

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Birthday Funzies | 2014

Don't worry your not going insane I have already posted this, I deleted it by mistake and had to repost it. Sorry!! 


So my birthday was this week and I have a few photos to share with you guys :)

Enjoy x

So last week I went to a firework display, wasn't especially for my birthday but I took a few photos which I thought were really cool - I love fireworks!

This is the amazing cake that my sister Chloe made for me, yes she is younger and I will admit that I could never make anything as good as that (I did help to decorate it though, she just did the hard bit ;) haha)

These are a few of the goodies I got, p.s I am in no way bragging about these I just thought you would be curious to see because I enjoy looking at what other people got for their birthday too.

 [samples :) - mineral foundation + bb cream]

What should my next post be?

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