Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Lush Boxing Day Sale Haul

I'd originally planned on spending boxing day in my comfy clothes lounging round the house with the occasional browse of the online sales and a few orders placed, but somehow I ended up heading into town to battle the Boxing day shoppers and grab myself some bargains. I didn't go in till about 2 in the afternoon so I expected everything to be gone but surprisingly town was pretty empty and shelves were still pretty stocked. 

Monday, 28 December 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2015: Beauty Edition

I can't believe Christmas has been and gone for another year, it doesn't seem like that long ago the decorations were going up and the Christmas shopping stress began! Although it's gone by crazily fast, this Christmas has been really lovely, it's been great spending time with my family and of course eating my body weight in food (the usual!). For those of you that celebrate Christmas, I hope you had an incredible time too!

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Drugstore Gems | My Favourite Drugstore Products

Walking into a Boots or Superdrug can be fairly overwhelming, with such a variety of products on offer at a much more affordable price compared to highend brands can mean you often leave with a products or 3 (3 for 2 always seems to get me!). With so many products on offer means that there's going to be hits and misses, and over the years of trying various drugstore products I thought I'd share my favourites with you all...

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

My Blogging Goals For 2016

2016 is almost here and in my head it still feels like 2010. When they say "the older you get, the faster time passes" be warned, they really do mean it! Part of me still feels like the pink eyeshadow loving orange faced year 7 running late to my next science lesson, when in reality I'm an almost 20 year old adult who still hasn't go her life together. Sigh. With the new year fast approaching I thought I'd share my 2016 blogging goals with you all...

Monday, 21 December 2015

MAC x Ellie Goulding I'll Hold My Breathe Blush Duo Review + Swatches

MAC x Ellie Goulding I'll Hold My Breathe Blush Duo

MAC always seem to draw me in with the limited edition collections and this Ellie Goulding collab was no exception. When I first saw previews of this collection I loved how wearable everything was, as much as I love me some bright colours, it's nice to see a collection of really wearable shades for everyday wear.

When I got the email saying the collection had been released, I was on the bus so it was rather hectic trying to get onto the site to order this without losing internet! As much as I wanted to order pretty much everything, I had to have some self control so I just ordered the one thing *gasp*. I thought the collection would sell out fast, but as this posts goes up everything's still available which is a surprise considering it's been out for a few days now!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Touche Eclat Dupe? L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer vs YSL Touch Eclat

I've spoken about my love for the YSL Touche Eclat many times on my blog, but being YSL means it comes with the highend purse damaging £25 price tag. I've repurchased it so many times over the past 5/6 years, and as much as I love it I just think of all that money I've spent on it! It was time I found a dupe.

On the quest to find an alternative to my beloved Touche Eclat, I came across the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer, being from the drugstore means it's much more purse friendly so I thought it was worth a try. L'oreal are a huge company, and they actually own YSL so I was interested to see how the two compare.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Festive Glam | Christmas Party Look

With less than a week until Christmas there's no better time to dig out the glitters and shimmers and turn your eyes into something that's sparkles bright enough to be placed on the top of a Christmas tree! Whether it's for a party, event, Christmas Day or even just to make yourself feel glam, I put together this party season friendly makeup look! Spoiler: of course shimmers involved.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

5 Minute Face - Makeup In a Hurry

It's gone 7am, you've snoozed all your alarms and now you realise you're going to be late. No it's not a nightmare, you're just willing to wear less makeup for those vital extra minutes in bed. Once reality sets in and you realise you really do need to get up, if you're like me then makeup is a must before leaving the house so it's important to fit it into the mental schedule you've made for the following 20 10 minutes.

Now this look doubles up as my "oh god I'm really in a hurry" look, as well as my "lazy day mooching round the house but I've got to look somewhat presentable as I'll probably have deliveries arrive" look. Of course if I really didn't have any time then I'd cut it down to just concealer and a bit of mascara, but I've mastered the art of speedy makeup and can complete this whole look in around 5 minutes - I just really do love to sleep.


Monday, 14 December 2015

My Top 5 MAC Lipsticks + MAC Lipstick Giveaway

You just can't go wrong with a MAC lipstick, they've earned themselves a place in many womens makeup bags and makeup lovers collection, and they really do deserve all the hype they get! I currently own a rather obsessive 24, and I love all of them dearly. The quality really is impressive and the simple black packaging just looks so elegant - don't even get my started on limited edition packing, that's my weakness!

I think lipsticks really are the standout product from MAC, not only do they come in every shade imaginable, they also offer different finishes so you're bound to find one you like. Being on the more pricey side, it's not easy just to drop £15.50 on a lipstick (at least not for me anyway) so I find these types of post really helpful, and I usually end up adding a shade or two to my wishllist!

Friday, 11 December 2015

A Little L'Oreal Haul + Feline Fatale Gift With Purchase Set

Nipping into Boots can be deadly for me, especially when they have offers on. They've got a few brands offering free gifts when you spend a certain amount at the moment so obviously I had to make the most of that offer! I chose to go for L'Oreal one because I had a couple of products I wanted from the brand, and their gift was the one that caught my eye (and purse) the most. You had to spend £14.99 on L'Oreal to get the free gift which was easy for me being the makeup lover I am.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

My Barry M Nail Polish Collection + Swatches

Nail polish is hands down one of my favourite beauty products, you'll rarely catch me without my nails painted some kind of colour. Before I got into makeup, I was into nail art and that's where my love for beauty began. I always had my nails decorated with patterns, designs and usually covered in a whole lot of gems. I also loved doing it for friends and family and then I went on to do a nail course at college. I got to learn even more tips and techniques from nail art to gel and acrylic extensions - I loved it!

Monday, 7 December 2015

Make Up For Ever Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer Review

Make Up For Ever Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer

Primers are hit or miss, some people love them and others totally skip them. I happen to love primers and I find priming a vital step before applying foundation to help create an even and long lasting base. A few months ago I picked up the Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer, and today I thought I'd share my opinion on it with you.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

A Little Makeup Geek Haul + Swatches

Today the parcel I've been waiting for all week finally arrived, I now have some Makeup Geek shadows in my life and I feel somewhat more complete. I've wanted to try some Makeup Geek shadows for what feels like forever now. Every time I saw someone using them in tutorials I just wanted them to bless my eyelids, but with them being an American brand and me being in the UK means annoying custom and import fees- a makeup lovers nightmare! When I saw that UK based BeautyBay started stocking them and then put them on offer on black friday, it was basically fate so I finally caved in and ordered some.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Look Fantastic The Beauty Secrets Advent Calendar | Day 1 - 5

Beauty advent calendars get me more and more excited for December every year. Don't get me wrong, I love a little chocolate every morning being the chocaholic I am, but knowing you're opening the door to find a beauty product every day is just 100x better! This year I went for the Look Fantastic Beauty Secrets Advent Calendar, and today I'm sharing the goodies behind doors 1 to 5...

Thursday, 3 December 2015

A Christmas Gift Guide For Beauty Lovers | Under £15

Christmas really is just around the corner, and I can't wait! I've got a few little gifts left to get but other than that I'm finally done Christmas shopping! I'm so ready to eat my body weight in chocolate, binge watch Christmas movies and hit the boxing day sales (Boots half price, I'm coming for you). Today I thought I'd put together another gift guide for beauty lovers but on a more purse friendly £15 budget. My last more luxury gift guide went down well, but obviously not everyone wants to spend £20+ on a gift. Hopefully this can give you some gift ideas!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

My Foundation Collection - Reviews and Favourites

Grab a cup of tea, coffee or even a hot chocolate (my personal fave) as today we're talking foundations and I've got a feeling it's going to be a long one! Over the years I've tried what seems like a never ending amount of foundations from drugstore to high end on my journey for the perfect base. I've come across those that gain my holy grail seal of approval and those that went straight onto find new homes with my friends or family. Today I thought I'd share my current collection with you, and why they've earned their place in my foundation stash...

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Monthly Favourites | November 2015

It's officially December - pass me the Christmas hat, a glass of Shloer (childhood memories, and the heartbreak when you realise its not actually wine) and put on The Grinch. I'm so excited for Christmas this year, I swear it gets more exciting the older I get! December means the arrival of Blogmas, basically I'll be posting everyday on the buildup to Christmas. I'm still going to resume usual beauty posts as well as some Christmas ones and a couple of giveaways over the next couple of weeks, I can't wait! Today we're kicking off Blogmas with a monthly favourites...
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