Sunday, 31 August 2014

August Favourites

Tarte Amazonian Clay blush £15.44
in Fearless
+lovely bright pink, perfect for summer
+makes skin look healthier and glower
(glowier? is that a word?)
Tarte Amazonian Clay 24hr Full
Coverage Airbrush Foundation
raved about this before here
+all round amazing foundation
+full coverage, gorgeous finish
+powder but still adds shine

Urban Decay NAKED palette £37.00
+can't believe I only just bought this! beautiful colours
+pigmented, creamy, stays well
+endless looks in one easy palette
(I may have a dupe for you though!)

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer £7.99
+works wonders with the Tarte powder
+makes all makeup stay longer
+makes skin seem smoother, filling
in pores

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick £29.00
+new, nice idea: easy to use: just
smeeear all across your face and use beauty
blender to blend
+full coverage, stays all day

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Envy
+stays matte and stains the lips
+glides on smoothly
+matte but not drying
Beauty Blender £16.00
+makes applying makeup so much easier
+smooth, dewy finish
spoke about this before on my blog
+would definitely recommend

Hope you liked this!

Lots of Love, 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Top MLBB lipsticks

Hi everyone! 

For summer, I've been going for minimal makeup so MLBB is the perfect way to go. MLBB stands for, in case you didn't know, My Lips But Better. (natural, easy, my own lip colour but better than that) haha... anyway... These are my favourite MLBB type lipsticks, just a helpful prelude: my lips are a deep warm toned, berry red but these lipsticks I feel are a great formula and most have many shades so, obviously, choose a shade that's right for you...
First, before anything, I like to make sure
 my natural lips are taken care of:
EOS lip balm £6.50
+smooths, softens, moisturises lips
+lipstick sits well on top
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub £5.50
+gentle but gets rid of dry skin and softens lips
Maybelline ColourSensational Lipstick
in 852 Coral Pearl £6.99

+sheer colour with shimmer
+smoothes over dryness
+easy to wear

Rimmel Moisture Renew in 125 To Nude
or Not to Nude? £6.49

+moisturising formula
+colour stays on for agesssss
+enhances lip shape
Revlon Lip Butter in Macaroon £7.49
+glides on beautifully smoothly
+great colour pigmentation
+great colour match for me

Maybelline Baby Lips £2.99
Cherry Me and Peach Kiss
+basically tinted lip balm so really
+sheer universal colour(looks good
on everyone)

Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Gloss £18.50
in Marina Pink
+beautiful colour!
+it's a lip gloss but it's so sheer and it tints
your lips, giving a natural but pretty
-kind of expensive

...these are the ones I've been loving...

I kind of want to try some Liquid lipsticks now, any suggestions?

Lots of Love,

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Summer Lovin' Tag

Here we are, entering the last few weeks of Summer. Wow, September soon...

Today I thought I would do a fun post just mentioning some of the things I've been loving this summer.

1. Summer lipstick you're loving?

Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch

2. Summer nail polish you're loving?

Essie in stitches

3. Favourite Summer song?

Simple as This by Jake Bugg (in TFIOS album- so obviously I would love it )

4. Favourite Summer accessory?


5. Favourite summer fragrance?

DKNY Be delicious in Fresh Blossom

6. Summer book you're loving?

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

7. What are you most excited to do this Summer?

Cruise around the mediterranean at the end of August.

8. Favourite summer foundation?

Boujrois healthy mix serum

9. Summer-proof mascara?

Max Factor CLUMP DEFY by False Lash Effect Water Resistant

10. Beach proof eyeliner?

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl liners

I tag EVERYONE to tell me what you are most excited to do this summer in the comments!

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Essie Nail Polish

These were the first nail polishes I have tried from Essie and I was amazed at how good they were. Like I had heard that these Essie Nail polishes were amazing and all, but they honestly are. They are so easy, they come out not too thick, not too thin and dry pretty fast as well. 

I painted 2 coats in total and was amazed at the colours. Splash of Grenadine is a fun, bright purple/pink which is perfect for sumer and then In Stitches is a rosy red/pink. Both beautiful colours and I think there are colours for everyone.

I definitely want to try some other colours. What are your favourite colours?

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Summer Holidays

Hey everyone,

Hope you're all enjoying your holidays!

I'm going on a cruise for a couple of days and so I won't be writing for a while. I know that you can schedule posts or write them on the boat but I've been scheduling posts this whole holiday and I thought it was time I took a break anyway. I think it's better for me to write quality posts rather than quick, typo-ridden type posts. Although, if you want to see a post on my holiday, let me know and I'd be happy to when I get back. I don't know if I'll even be able to use the internet or use my laptop so I can't reply to comments/emails. *sorry*

My next post will be up on 20th August, just a week away so I'm not missing that much really...

Sorry again guys!

I just thought I'd write this so you don't think that I've disappeared or something.

Enjoy your holidays everyone :)

Lots of Love,

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Beauty Blender | review


-if you haven’t heard of the beauty blender then, where have you been?

-if you haven’t been able to actually purchase one, then I understand: there is a LOT of scepticism around this expensive sponge tool thing….

The big question is: is it worth it?I’m not actually sure why this sponge is so expensive but it DOES make a world of a difference to your makeup. It’s basically a porous sponge that is meant to make blending foundations a lot easier and give an airbrushed finish. 

It says to wet the sponge when applying dry makeup to make the powder look less caked on and more natural on the skin. I wet the sponge even when applying liquid foundation, when I add water, the sponge expands to double it’s previous size. ITS CRAZY TALK!!!!…but yeah, pretty surprised when I first used it.

I find that using this sponge makes application so much easier but I find it uses more product, probably because it absorbs it as well. Another down side is that is INCREDIBLY hard to clean. When I bought this, I didn’t buy it with the solid cleanser it came with because I felt that it was unnecessary, but now I’m thinking I should go and buy it. Other than that, I don’t really know how else to clean it.

Are there any good suggestions as to how I should clean it?

In terms of high street “dupes”, I would say that this is definitely better than just the small white triangular shaped sponges that leave lines and edges in your makeup. I am, however, planning to test out some others: real techniques, models own and any more you want me try?

I’ll keep you updated if there are any advancements :)

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Sisley Paris Lip gloss | new discovery

This is actually pretty expensive, but I received it as a gift so I didn't know but I am obviously VERY grateful. I had never heard of this brand before but i fell in LOVE with this lip gloss. 

The colour, first, is GORGEOUS. A bright, hot pink, perfect for summer. The formula, is also great; it glides on to the lips and stays glossy. It is also very pigmented so it almost stains your lips with this brilliant Fuchsia colour.

I haven't tried anything else from this brand but considering how amazing this lipstick is, I really want to try other products.

Any recommendations?

Lots of lOVE,

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Summer Morning

Here we are, in the midst of summer. This may prove to be a very boring post, but for those of you who lie that sort of thing, I welcome you to join me as I try to make my meagre mornings sound interesting.

I'd like to say that I wake up at the break of dawn and do yoga and all that healthy stuff...but I don't. The reality is I sleep in till about 9 and the wander downstairs to have breakfast. When I finally finish, I...

I take a shower...

I'll do my makeup while...
listening to music on Spotify...

Then i'l just get on with my day:
go for a run/ cycle
meet friends/ watch film
but mostly, I'll just sit and watch FRIENDS
I hope this was at least slightly interesting for some of you:)
Lots of Love,