Friday, November 28, 2014

Products I've been loving in November


This month I have discovered some new products that I do not want to live without now I have them. From skincare to makeup to hair, I have included 6 items that I have been using on a daily basis. 

I needed a new day time serum and saw Vivianna does makeup video talking about how she really enjoys using it. As I completely trust Anna's opinion I went ahead and bought it from Boots.Its so lovely and refreshing to use in the morning and smells so so delicious, literally good enough to eat. Its quite thick and sinks into the skin quickly which is handy in a morning rush. A great price for a serum as they tend to be the most expensive skincare product in your collection!

I'm very new to this product having only bought it late last month, but saying this I have used it all the time non stop. It's so moisturising and nourishing for your lips. It smooths onto your lips and instantly makes them feel velvety and soft. Its mostly found in a tub however I just can't bring myself to dunk my finger in and out so went for the travel wise version.

I'm a total sucker for red lipsticks and when these were released in the uk I had to give them a go. This shade of red is so bright and I feel has a slight hint of orange but is so gorgeous. Normally I'm not a fan of crayon/pencils but this is so soft and easy to apply and lasts hours!!!! They have a small range of colours, but definitely have one for everyone. 

I got this in my November Glossybox so I am cheating a bit as I haven't had it longer than the month but Ive enjoyed it so much I had to share it with you all. I use it on towel dried hair and then on my hair once dry. As I have bleached hair I have to make a real effort to look after it as it can gets so dry and damaged. This makes it feel so lovely and I feel like I have hair from the adverts! A total winner!!

Ive done a post on my eyebrows already so wont go to into detail about this. Its a brilliant dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz if you want to spend a little less. It has a small nib to create tiny hairs which is great and gives such a nice natural effect.

This was such a grab and dash product whilst rummaging in Boots to complete my 3for2 offer. I had heard about it and thought why not give it a go. I really love this foundation so much. I've started wearing this during the day which is crazy for me as I have always preferred to keep foundations for evenings, but with this I can go both day and night. Gives great coverage, lasts well and is easy to blend into the skin.


Have you tried any of these products before? Do you have a November favourite that you could share with me?

Comment me below :)

Happy Friday!
xo

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mink and Stone blogger challenge


Monday morning I woke up to an email from the lovelies over at @blogginggals asking 
whether I would be interested in joining in with a little fashion blogger challenge, and when I saw that it was dealing with necklaces..... I was already there!

The Mink and Stone website allows you to create your own necklaces from scratch, choosing the length, clasp and beads. So heres my design....... (click on the picture to go to the website and check out my wordy description).


I tend to wear a lot of black,khaki and grey as we get into winter so adding a striking necklace is something I like to do to make my outfit looks a bit more interesting. The choice of beads on the website is a little overwhelming as there are so many, but the process of making it was really fun and could easily get addictive. The glass cluster beads are my fav by far and if I could do another would love a necklace full of those! 

The challenge was to create a necklace for an outfit, and this is the outfit I had in mind whilst creating the necklace. As its very dark and dull and quite punky I really wanted something to add a pop of colour. I loved including the spikes and grey/metal looking beads to compliment the edginess of the long jumper and leather.


High neck on the jumper so when the necklace sits on top of it the colour and the silver will really stand out.
My camera helper was not on form... but here is the jumper, really long and cosy but teamed with the jacket its got an edge. All I have on below are black jeans and black boots.

Overall an awesome website, easy to get around and easy to create your design. I had a slight problem with creating an account but they were great and emailed back instantly with help and advice. Now its a waiting game to see what bloggers have won the challenge and get to see their creations in the flesh. If I win I will do another post showing it off with my outfit and my normal camera helper.

Go check out Mink and Stone

Thanks for reading and keep your fingers crossed for me!

xoxo






Monday, November 24, 2014

Harvey Nichols Glossybox




As soon as I saw preview pictures of this special edition box I just knew I had to get one of my own. Ive never signed up for a monthly box so whenever the special edition ones come out I'm always very intrigued. I was so happy to get this through the post. Lovely packaging, delicately wrapped and full of lovely products. You've probably already seen whats inside, but thought I would share it with you as sometimes each persons box can vary.

The thing that caught my eye in this box I have to say was the NARS lip pencil. In the preview the colour was red however I got the colour Rikugien which is a nude/pink and was very happy indeed! A much as I love a red this is a great everyday colour and have had to really hold myself back from using it. Another product that I've wanted for a while was the Laura Mercier Primer, and the size of the product you get is awesome and will last for ages.

You totally get your moneys worth in this box and have to say, I will be using every single product in here. Maybe in the future I will sign up for a beauty box, who knows. What I do know is that this box has made me very happy indeed and has been a lovely early christmas present to myself. So thank you Glossybox.

Content list:
* Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
* Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
* Dermalogica Overnight repair
* Rodial Bee Venom moisturiser
* Benefit Cosmetics They're real!
* Macadamia Natural Oil treatment
* OPI Viking In a Vinter Vonderland
* NARS - Rikugien
* La Coupe Coconut and Macadamoa oil
* SHOW Beauty Premier Finishing Spray
* Harvey Nichols Mini Scented candle 

Are you a fan of beauty boxes? Do you have a subscription for one? 

Do you have this box and have slightly different products? What product is your fav in this box?

Thanks for stopping by, happy Monday!

xoxo


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lusting for a suit

For some reason I am lusting over suits. I could wear a suit to work as our dress code is smart/casual, however I am really feeling this for an everyday look. I've searched the internet on my favourite clothing sites and narrowed it down to five of my favourite suits ranging in price and from just two websites.


ASOS bottle green crepe suit- Trousers £28 Blazer £42
I'm such a sucker for any item of clothing in this colour. I just love it. Timeless, looks great with any colour hair and can imagine it looking awesome with some converse as well as some killer heels. Love a good cigarette trouser and to top it off the blazer is slim fit. Winner winner chicken dinner?


ASOS mustard suit- Trousers £22.50 Blazer £41
Very similar to the bottle green however the fit is slightly different. The trousers are a peg fit so baggier at the top and slimming down a little to the ankle. Some body shapes find this hard to wear as do I most of the time, so would have to be tried on before a definite yes. The colour is lovely and really like to wear it at this time of year. I feel it really compliments my highlighted hair and pale skin.


Finders Keepers (ASOS) print suit- Trousers £118 Blazer £168
As soon as I scrolled to this my heart melted. The print on the suit is just spot on. Its checked but not a sharp check and is just so interesting and detailed. Like all the suits I like, it can be very versatile and worn to many occasions. I love how the trousers fit, and the slightly longer length for the blazer teamed with heels seems to make the models legs look even longer! I need that for sure.


In the style (Lauren Pope) Red - Trousers £29.99 Blazer £39.99
I only have one item in my wardrobe thats red, and thats a cropped jumper. I do love the colour red and feel it can look really glamorous and makes a nice bold statement. Obviously it looks awesome on the lovely Lauren Pope, but this would definitely suit so many shapes, sizes, hair colours and skin colours. The shape of the trousers are my favourite in this group, as they stop at the perfect point on the leg and looks so flattering.


In the style (Lauren Pope) Blue - Trousers £29.99 Blazer £39.99
Exactly the same as the red but in blue. Not as keen on this colour for my skin tone but I'm not sure as I am very similar to Lauren Pope. This colour I feel is more suited to the summer so may hold off for this one.

I want to invest in a suit that could be worn to special events at work and even on a day out. They can look so effortlessly cool and can be styled easily. So.......what one will it be?

Do you like suits/co-ords? Do you own one? What one of these would you go for?

Happy Sunday! Thanks for stopping bye.

xoxo

Friday, November 21, 2014

A concealer - That covers


I took Boots up on the latest 3 for 2 offer and picked this up as my freebie, which always feels good. I only have one concealer which is the Collection lasting perfection one which I love for any type of blemish and for the bags under my eyes. I spotted this Maybelline Superstay Better Skin and thought I would give a different concealer a go and try to branch out.

The consistency is quite thick and very similar to the Collection one. It doesn't come with an applicator on the end and is just a squeeze tube which I actually quite like, either going straight on to my finger or brush. When applying it to my under-eye area I found it to be quite cakey and didn't sit well on my skin. On the other hand any blemishes on my face were well concealed and I was happily surprised. It managed to cover my blemishes to the point where I couldn't spot where I had applied it. The colour match for me is perfect and it will certainly remain in my collection and will be using it for a while. 

Does it have the lasting power you say? Well the first day and every other day I've used this my redness under my nose and my facial blemishes were still well covered when returning home, especially after a day at work. I like to pat down some powder on top of my concealer to help keep it in place which probably helps its lasting power, but overall I really do like using this product. 

Do you have a concealer you swear by? I would love to know so I can branch out and try some more.

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Thanks for reading!
xoxo

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Oh, am I blushing?


No matter what time of year, I believe that a nice blush has the ability to tie in any makeup look. I don't stick to summer shades and winter shades, but I tend to go a tad heavier handed when applying in the colder months. I'm using theses five blushes a lot at the moment and am loving using them alongside my autumn makeup looks. 

Top left in a clock wise direction:

Mac Redhead- I originally bought this blusher when I had red hair as it was brought out for red heads. I find that it actually suits all hair and skin types as it contains multiple shades in all in one pan. I swirl my brush in the whole pan to collect all shades and find it works as a beautiful blusher and also manages to give me a little shimmer highlight to my cheeks which can look lovely on a night out when it catches the light.

Benefit posietint- I got this in a gift set and never thought I'd use it, oh how I was wrong. You can use this 'posetint' as a lip colour and a cheek colour which is amazing in itself. As a cheek product it really does give a bright and pretty look to the cheeks. More pinky toned of the group it gives a great fresh glow to the cheeks which you normally spot in summer but can look just a pretty on a winters day and looks lovely and fresh.

Estee Lauder Peach Nuance- This has to be one of my all time fav blushes ever. Such a lovely natural peach shade but as you can see starts as a yellow on one side? This never comes out on the cheeks, and you can see on my swatch that it applies as a nice wearable peach shade. I am a sucker for a peach blusher and bought this within minutes of seeing it. Sometimes I feel like peach blushers can look even more natural than a pink blusher. But to top off this blusher it has a mirror.... need I say any more.

Mac Peaches- When I bought this blusher there was so much hype about it on social media all of a sudden and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. It's very pigmented and if you want a hint of colour a light hand is necessary. With it being so pigmented and orange I do go lighter with this blusher than the rest as you can easily go overboard. I love wearing this in the evenings as it gives a more subtle look but gives a colour payoff that will be noticed. I Definitely understand the hype and is a product that needs to be in everyones collection.


Natural Collection Pink cloudBeing a very pale pink I use this when I haven't got much time on my hands as I know it applies light and can just chuck it on. This is very much like the 'posetint' colour but a tad lighter. A typical baby pink it does look lovely and natural on pale skin. When I use a matte foundation and use this I find it really stands out with my blonde highlights and wear it more during the day for a lighter look.


Left to right: Mac , Mac, Natural collection, Estee Lauder, Benefit

Thanks so much for stopping by on hump day, hope you've had a gooden. If you would like me to upload a makeup look post, please let me know.

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xoxo

Monday, November 17, 2014

Its a BIG brow thing


Big brows are everywhere and seems to be what everyone wants to achieve, Cara Delevingne being the obvious big brow sporter. I'm umung the big brow loving group but have never been brave enough to leave my trusty brow product of 3 years and try something new.

The low down on my brows: I'm quite lucky as I have quite big brows naturally however brows that are thin and fair, so need a lot of filling. I pluck my own as I don't think my controlling side could allow anyone else to go near them. They also like to come out of shape a lot...

Unlike lipsticks and shadows I haven't been one to shop around for different brow products and have stuck with the same thing for years and just re-purchased. The product in question is actually a combo of the Body Shop angled brush and a MAC eyeshadow in Brun. I have sworn by this combo for so long as its perfect for a natural looking brow that you can make neat with the angled brush. Its quick and you can't really go wrong when using eyeshadow as you can build it up and brush it out if its too heavy....fool proof in my eyes. I then set them in place with a clear mascara.


I'd heard a lot about the Anastasia Brow Wiz and the next day Lily Pebbels uploaded a post all on the Soap and Glory Archery. As I had wanted to try the Anastasia product and this was near enough the same, I went out and purchased it from Boots the next day. The Archery 2in1 has changed how I do my brows as I haven't picked up my Mac and Body Shop combo since the day I bought it. The nib is very small and thin and allows you to create very small lines which look like realistic eyebrow hairs. The shade range is very limited to two which is the only downfall. It also comes with a spooly which I use after I've filled them in as it just lightly brushes it through and makes it looks even more natural by drawing very small hair like lines. I still need to set them with clear mascara as they like to move around.


After using the Archery 2in1 everyday since I bought it I found myself going for it for a more natural brow if I have a bit more time. I will still use the Mac eyeshadow as like I said its very quick and I'm not good in the mornings. 

Have you tried any of these products? What do you use on your brows? I would love to try some more products and be more adventurous with my brows!

Thanks for reading, happy Monday!
xoxo

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A coat dilemma: Will it be khaki or camel?



I have a dilema on my hands.... is it going to be camel or khaki? Theres something about these two colours that I love in the winter. Camel can look really classy and smart where as I see khaki as smart but relaxed. So I need to make a decision and wondered if you lovely followers could help?

Khloe premium coat- £69.99 from Missguided - Having seen a picture of the gorgeous Sarah Ashcroft over at 'That Pommie Girl' wearing this obviously I instantly wanted it. It looked so luxe, soft, smart and just dreamy in the pictures. Its definitely on the upper end of my price range but feel that this would be a good investment? When thinking of possible outfits I can see this being quite versatile and could be worn with dress and heels and also jeans and trainers. I have one problem, I'm only 5ft5inch so will it be too long?

Khaki textured coat- £22 from New Look - I've wanted a duster coat for a while and really like them because of the thin material that you are able to really layer underneath for the colder days. This duster has a certain smart look to it also which I feel is because of the lapells. I like the fact it has pockets and can be dressed up and down. Being on the lower end of my price range it seems like a bargain, but should I be going for something made of a thicker material?

Camel oversized coat- £80 from River Island - Very similar to the Missguided coat however has that boyfriend oversized fit. Not 100% sure if that shape would flatter me as I think it could drown me, but I still love it. It's a lighter camel colour and has a button which I probably wouldn't do up but I like the way it breaks up the colour. It's quite smart looking  and could be worn during the day for a casual outfit and evening for smart. It costs more than the Missguided though!!!

The laden showroom mac- £115 from ASOS -This coat is totally different to the others I have seen and the most expensive! The fabric looks so luxe and soft and the way the coat falls is just lovely. I feel it's more on the casual side but could be a fun challenge to smarten it up. Its a beautiful colour and love the 3/4 length sleeves. 

The camel coat trend is certainly going to be seen everywhere but should I be different and go for a khaki coat instead?

Please comment and let me know what coat you like best!

Much love, happy Sunday!

xoxo

Friday, November 14, 2014

Matte flawless finish: My new super base combo


When it comes to my base makeup I'm someone who tends to stick to light coverage foundations / BB creams and tinted moisturisers, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser being my go to product on a day to day basis. 

The Shiseido Natural Matte Foundation (Oil-free) in B4 was hidden behind some large eyeshadow palettes in TK Maxx, and was hidden away from shoppers passing by. I always check the shelves right to the back just incase and can spend hours in the beauty section there as you never know what you will come across. The person I drag in there normally tries to drag me away after a while but on this occasion I found it relatively quickly. This was the only one left and was reduced from £29.99 - £12.99 and was my shade .... so I had to nab it as I thought it must be fate ;)

It's a matte finish which is what I like at this time of year so I can add my own highlight in places I want it to be seen. It has an SPF of 8 which is good for evenings out when your involved in a photo opportunity to avoid flash back. The consistency is thinner than what I thought it would be as I automatically thought a matte foundation would be quite thick. I like to use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush with this foundation as I find it blends the product into my skin so well. You've got to work it into the skin quite hard but its so worth it as the coverage is brilliant. It looked that flawless on my skin that I didn't feel the need to wear concealer with this when going out for a meal as it covered my red patches around the bottom of my nose, and my slightly dark circles under my eyes. Even though I like this a lot I am still just using this for trips out or special occasions as is too heavy for me to wear to work.

I've never tried anything from Shiseido before, however am very impressed with this product and will certainly be a brand I will be looking out for. The Real Technique Expert Face brush is new to my RT collection and I can't believe I've been applying my base with anything else, and has now replaced my buffing brush as THE base brush.

Have you tried this foundation? Have you tried anything from Shiseido before? Do you like the RT Expert Face brush?

Thanks for stopping by :) Follow, comment and say hi!
xoxo

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask


Yes, the name's a mouthful but behind the name is a product that really does pack a punch. Being a big fan of skincare I really do enjoy a face mask and look forward to my designated mask evenings. My midweek mask is normally the Origins Drink Up Intensive and save the REN mask for the big boy Sunday evening.

The REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask claims to:
* Remove dead skin cells and renew complexion 
* Makes skin look brighter, radiant and healthier
* Helps reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
* Combats congestion, blackheads and blemishes

I like to use this mask as the step before my moisturiser. I apply it onto clean skin, on my face and bring it down onto my neck (being careful around the eye areas). Its very easy to apply and feels much like a serum as the consistency reminds me much of what honey is like. A lot of people like the scent this product has, however I'm not overly keen but if you like Orange scents your all good. During the recommended 10 minutes of it being on my face I do feel a slight warmth and a small amount of tingle which is a sign of it working its magic, however not all will experience a tingle. When washing off the mask I use a muslin cloth rinsed under warm water. 

Once the mask is all off, your skin feels incredibly smooth and radiant. It's the only mask I've tried so far that you can see a difference straight after you take it off. I do look slightly red after however suffer with redness anyway, but my overall complexion was fab. My moisturiser glides on amazingly afterwards and my skin feels so radiant and glowing. 

This mask can vary in price depending on where you buy it from, but the cheapest and most convenient place for this at the moment is Marks and Spencers - special offer £25.

I personally really like this mask and enjoy using it, and keep going back to it time and time again because of how happy with the outcome. I am on the look out for some more products from REN for me to try. If you have any suggestions on what products you like to use please comment below :)

Thanks for stopping by, happy hump day!
xoxo

Monday, November 10, 2014

Missguided is on fire

When scrolling through my blog subs and I spot a wish list, I click on it straight away. Having recently spotted various bloggers and friends sporting some awesome Missguided items from clothes to accessories I decided to head over to the Missguided website where I got a tad carried away, so have decided to share with you an up to date Missguided wish list. 

Ivy mermaid dress: £34.99 - As soon as I spotted this, thoughts rushed through my mind as to when I could wear this and why I need it in my wardrobe. The company my boyfriend works for has a chrisrtmas party every year and is kinda fancy so this would be so perfect, and of course teamed with a christmassy red lip.

Kayla biker coat: £59.99 - I tend to stick to dark coloured coats and jackets and thought that this would be the perfect way to inject some colour to an all black or grey outfit that I tend to sport. It looks so cosy and comfy with a nice little bit of fur (which I love).

Floral print skirt: £24.99 - My friend is getting married next year and thought that this co-ord would be great as its a safe black with bright flowers and easy to match a bag, shoes and make up to it. Then I started to think that actually the skirt could look lovely on its own with a different top.... of the possibilities. 

Jenni booties: £29.99 - If love was a shoe, this is it. These shoe's are so gorgeous. These could be worn to any occasion as they can be teamed with a smart outfit and a casual outfit. With their asymmetric sides they are interesting and not just a black pair of shoes.

Ostrich feather trim top: £24.99 - As you might of guessed from a certain previous post I've done that I like a little fur. In my eyes this is just dreamy, both as a co-ord and separately. I can picture wearing the top with various trousers or even a tight pencil skirt. The feathers give a normal crop top a hint of fun and glamour.

Rosalanna floral shirt: £24.99 - I'm all for a shirt, and my mum would second the fact that I don't need anymore. I have to say that I honestly do not own a shirt like this one. A bright, girlie floral boyfriend shirt needs to join my shirt club. Being so versatile that it can be worn tucked in a skirt or untucked with some trousers or jeans, it would be worn a lot, day and night.

Kerena split jumper: £19.99 - Roll neck jumpers are things of beauty and comfort that appear in the shops every year at this time however not all with a split up the sides. Having two large splits on your thick warm jumper might sound silly and pointless to some, but to me this is interesting. I can picture wearing a coloured top underneath so the flash of colour is seen on the sides but when looking from the front or back it looks like any normal black roll neck. 

Bag: £14.99 - I have many clutch bags but non that a suitable for the holiday season. Being a lovely christmassy red its just perfect, and being oversized makes it even more appealing. Just think of how much stuff you could carry in that! I'm one of those old ladies that takes an umbrella out in a carrier bag just in case, so the size makes it a winner for me.


I could of made this post crazy long, as my basket ended up so much that I couldn't bring myself to click buy.

Have you been loving anything from Missguided

Thanks for reading, hope your Monday's been lovely!
xoxo




Friday, November 7, 2014

Makeup Revolution matte eyeshadow palette



Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a shimmery eyeshadow but there's just something about a matte eyeshadow that I love especially this time of year. For an amazing £4 Makeup Revolution give you 12 shades, and a great amount of different eye makeup possibilities.

It contains four light champagne / gold shades which I like to use as an all over lid colour acting like a base for my daytime crease colour. Depending on what sort of look I've gone for, I sometimes can get away with using the lightest shade in the the very corner of my eye as a highlight.


The next four are different shades of brown, some light and some dark. The dark brown is actually a great eyebrow match for me, however I've been going to these brown shades for a daytime crease colour that adds a little definition to my eyes without looking too harsh for the day. And when taking these colours into evening I just go in heavier with the darkest brown to creat a smokey eye.


The last four shades contain a light blue, dark blue and purple taupe shades. Honestly I haven't used these colours yet as they aren't the normal shades I would wear, however I'm very tempted to use the purple shades for a make up look..... (Keep an eye on Instagram as I will upload a picture there if I am brave enough to give it a go).


I am so happy I managed to pick this up in Superdrug as it's very affordable, great colour pay off and includes a good range of shades to see you through many different occasions. It's not that bulky and can easily be taken away on holidays or weekend breaks without taking up too much room, knowing that's the only palette you will need to take.

Are you a matte lover or a shimmer lover?
Do you own this palette?
Will you be buying this palette for yourself?

Happy Friday!
xoxo

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What I've loved using during October


Some of my old favourites and some relatively new ones:

Bondi Sands- Light/Medium self tanning foam- £14.99- A friend of mine has lived in Australia for a year and was due back in October so I asked her very nicely to bring me some back. I had heard about this brand from 'That Pommie Girl' who always has a lovely golden glow so thought it would check it out. I have great trouble finding a tan that doesn't streak on me because I'm so pale and was hoping for this to be my saviour. Low and behold it turned out so nice! The smell is a lovely coconut smell which is nice and fresh and nothing like the usual biscuit smell. I had a nice natural glow, nothing too mad and had no streaks at all! This gets a major thumbs up!!

Yes to Carrots- Normal to dry skin- £9.99 - I bought this night cream because it was fragrance free and 96% natural. Whilst applying this cream it feels greasy which I wasn't sure about at first. It felt like it was oily and I was worried it would break my skin out. However when I woke up in the morning my skin felt so moisturised and soft, so I thought I should carry on using it. A month down the line and I love it. Yes the consistency feels a bit strange when putting it on your face but it does the job on my dry face which is music to my ears as my face is getting dryer by the day. If you have dry skin issues now the weather is changing I definitely recommend this to you. I've done a post already about my day moisturiser from this brand which I will link HERE

Blistex Relief cream- £2.65- I can't remember when I first purchased this and also how many tubes I have managed to use up, but I found this unopened in my stash so decided to crack it open. This is actually the last stage of my evening routine and apply a nice thick layer on my lips before crawling into bed. You wake up with nice soft lips all ready for whatever you decide to apply for the day, whether thats lipstick, crayon or gloss. I suffer with very chapped lips so always have to use some sort of lip product and just find myself going back to this all the time. 

Clinique chubby stick- 13 mighty mimosa- £17- Recently I allowed myself to get sucked into wearing a bright lip, even if I am just sitting at home (which has been near enough every day recently). I have a few chubby sticks but there is something about this colour that just helps me look very awake. Its very natural on the lips with just a bit of a pink hint. It makes your lips looks slightly glossy and is so easy to apply, mirror or no mirror. This is a busy persons dream :)

Rimmel scandaleyes waterproof kohl in Nude- £3.99- I bought this a while ago to help brighten my eyes when wearing quite heavy eye make up as I have quite thin, small eyes. I use it on my bottom water line and instantly it widens my eyes and gives the illusion that they are much bigger. Its nice and cheap compared to the MAC nude eyeliner and does a good job. Obviously you need to re-apply during the day/night and its on your water line but other than that it does last quite well.

Estee Lauder Advanced night repair eye- £40- This is a free sample that I got when buying two or more products ages ago as I am a bit addicted to the Advance night repair and repurchase as soon as I run out. I do like using this, but its on of this products that you can't really tell the difference until your older. Until then I will keep using it as it's nice to apply and i hope its doing wonders for my skin around my eyes. Yep its a little bit expensive but would make a nice present for you.

So those where the products that I've been using on a daily basis and have been really enjoying them. 

Let me know if you've been loving any of these products or any other products.

Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to follow me on my social media platforms and chat to me :)

xoxo 

Monday, November 3, 2014

The day I made my own Lush bath bomb








When my local Lush store uploaded a picture on Instagram advertising a special Halloween event I knew I had to be there. They were offering a free Cinders bath bomb to every paying customer which was lovely but the best part was that.... you got to make it yourself!

The nice and helpful Lush assistant who was at the stand outside the shop demonstrated what we needed to do, and then let us get on with it. You had to really pack the mixture into the plastic so it was really tightly squashed in. I may have added a little too much popping candy as when she said 'Oh don't forget the popping candy' I just got excited and put a nice big clump in. It was so much fun and I can't wait to use my handmade by ME bath bomb, although I haven't taken it out of the plastic yet to see if it holds its shape. 

As many people share the Lush obsession and love everything they have to offer, I have to day that Cinders has to be my fav bath bomb from Lush. The smell is gorgeous and really gets me ready for Christmas. 

Do you have a favourite? I would love to know what it :)

Happy Monday sweets!

xoxo