Friday, 31 January 2014

Chatty Post

Chit Chat...
Hey guys! so I'm sorry, I lied, I haven't posted in almost 2 weeks which is annoying because I was really hoping to post at least every other day. Don't want to offload the excuses but recently has just been massively hectic with school deadlines and my body has gone into shut down mode and decided to make me ill continuously:(

I have lots of ideas for upcoming blog posts that should hopefully go up soon and please let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see.

I have also organised all of my make up collection and I am now extremely happy with how it is stored so if anyone is interested in seeing a sort of make up collection I would love to show!

At the moment I am not majorly happy with how my overall blog looks so I will be working on making it look better hopefully.

tomorrow I promise to write up a proper beauty related post,
hope you're all well
lots of love son x

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Drugstore Make-Up Haul

Drugstore Make-up Haul

The lack of blog posts in the last couple of days has been due to exams and on Thursday I came down with the flu which has meant I've been bed bound for the last few days! So sorry about the lack of blog posts! but I thought I would show you a few new make-up bits I've bought recently from boots.
 
 

 The rocket mascara and fit me concealer I already own but I am running out of both of these products and wanted to repurchase them as they are both in my favourite products at the moment. I am extremely excited to try the scandal eyes eyeliner and cream eye shadow as I have heard such amazing things about both.
 
products I bought:
Maybelline Fit me concealer in shade 15 £5.99
Maybelline Fit me powder in shade 125 £5.99
Maybelline The Rocket mascara £7.99
Rimmel scandal eyes waterproof eyeliner in nude £3.99
Rimmel scandal eyes shadow paint in rich russet £4.99
 
should hopefully be up and running with more regular blog posts from now on.
Let me know what kind of blog posts you guys would like to read please.
lots of love xx

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Timberlands

Timberlands



I got a pair of Timberland boots with my Christmas money a couple of days after Christmas and I must say how much I am in love with them! They are my new obsession! I know some people probably aren't keen on the way they look (my sister constantly reminds me how much she hates them..) but personally I absolutely love the how you can style them with lots of different outfits. Not going to lie they are definitely not cheap, I got these for £160 from the Timberland shop in Birmingham and I looked pretty much in every shop stocking them to find ones in the sale and all other timberland boots seemed to be on sale except these which are the 6" classics. I think they look cool with casual outfits like jeans and a nice woolly knitted jumper but also dressed up a bit with a dress or skirt I think they are really nice. The photos above are taken from new years eve and I am wearing them with a Primark Aztec print Bodycon dress and some men's thick speckled socks poking out. How amazing do all my friends look!
 
Hope you are all having a lovely week x

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Online Beauty Shops

Online Beauty Shops

So the last couple of days have been chock-a-block with exams as it is mock week this week and I've been wanting breaks from revision every so often and I always find myself checking out the best online deals for beauty products at the moment. I thought I would share with you my most used online stockists for everyone's favourites beauty brands, some of which you can find really good offers from.
 
feel unique has good 50% off sales at the moment from a lot of brands and its so handy that delivery is free on orders over £10 and this applies internationally as well! I have about 6 things in my online basket from feel unique at the moment all for discounted prices!
 
fragrance direct is incredible for finding really good deals on well known brands. for example a while ago I ordered 6 Essie nail varnishes each for £1.99 when they are usually sold at £10! fragrance direct also sells lots of discontinued products from drugstore brands so if you're missing an old beauty fave have a look and you might be able to pick it up for an exceptionally good price!
 
all beauty/ cheap smells. I used to love using the cheap smells website to buy highly discounted drugstore products when I was running low on dosh, it was really handy convenient online shop. Although I don't really use it anymore (and I noticed the name had changed since last checking up on it) it is still a great place to find some bargains.
 
If you have been having a hard time trying to order Bioderma or any other French pharmacy skincare brands look no further escentual.com sells everyone's favourite products at reasonably good prices and it saves the hours trawling the internet to find French shops shipping all the way here for high delivery charges.
 
don't forget to check out these websites and let me know if you found any of these links useful.


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Winter Skincare Essentials

 

 
 
 
Winter is an exceptionally tough time for your skin and I find I need to make sure it is always packed with moisture to keep it looking healthy and to help my make up sit better. The combination of products I have been using at the moment have really been helping to keep my skin hydrated. All of these products I use on a daily basis, except the 2 masks which I use on a weekly basis.
 


left- Dr organics dead sea mineral Bio-Plasma mud mask (Holland and Barrett £7.99)
right- Sanctuary Deep Cleanse Facial 5 minute thermal Detox mask (boots £10.50)


left- Bioderma sebium hydra (Paris)
middle- Indeed labs hydraluron (boots £24.99)
right- la roche-posay effaclar duo (boots £13)
 
left- garnier fresh essentials cleansing lotion (boots £3.60)
right- garnier fresh essentials refreshing scrub (boots £3.60)
 
Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm (escentual.com £7.60)

 




Monday, 6 January 2014

Beauty favourites of 2013

Beauty favourites of 2013

This year has been an incredible year in my eyes for all things beauty related. The amount of new products hitting the shelves from the beginning of the year have exceeded all expectations and set the bar at an all-time high for 2014’s beauty related products. For my first ever blog I thought I would give an insight into my favourite products this year and why I adore them so much.


The first of which is a skincare item which I’m sure the majority of the blogging world will have heard about at least once or twice… no definitely more. Bioderma créaline micelalaire water has been all the rage this year and I totally agree with the hype surrounding this wonderful product. I picked up a bottle of this when I visited Paris and automatically fell in love which lead me to buying 6 other bottles the very next day. With one sweep of a cotton pad your make up has seemed to of vanished with no tugging or scratching at the skin at all.

 
Another skincare product I have been loving this year is again from Paris’ famous pharmacies- la Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo has been my life saver spot treatment for whenever I get the odd spot, I slather this over my face before I moisturise in the morning and evening and voila before you know it that pesky spot has retreated! I honestly don’t think I could live without this product and it will definitely be staying in my make-up bag. Also it is not expensive, sold in boots and usually on offer at around £13.  
 


The first make-up product I have been in love with this year is my Nars Sheer Glow foundation. I am in the colour Barcelona and I find it matches my skin tone perfectly. This foundation is slightly on the pricey side at £30.50 but I believe it is worth every penny! The coverage is medium to buildable and the finish it gives to the skin looks really beautiful. It's packaging I find is the only downfall as it comes originally in a pour bottle and the pump is sold separately, with the pump the lid does not fit onto the bottle and even though the pump can lock I find it a bit frustrating. Other than that I am totally in love with this product!
 
 

 
My next top pick of the year has to be this Maybelline Fit Me concealer, its fabulous at covering those dreaded under eye bags, there's not too much to say about this product other than I think it is brilliant and I haven't found anything as good as this in the past year! I don't think there is enough hype surrounding this product and I could even truthfully say I prefer it to everyone's favourite collection lasting perfection concealer, it doesn't crease and is long lasting and cheap and cheerful adds to its advantages!


Real Techniques brushes, if you haven't heard of these incredible tools where have you been?! I am In LOVE with these synthetic brushes as most of the world seems to be, and who wouldn't be? They are truly fantastic! Applying make-up is so easy with the helping hand of these beauties. I have picked out 5 of my favourites these being- the buffing brush, expert face brush, contour brush, setting brush and the fine liner brush. They have all quickly become a major part of my daily routine and I could not live without them!


 
 
 
 
At first I didn't particularly like this mascara and i couldn't quite understand the hype surrounding it but I thought I would carry on using it for a while and my opinion on it may change. Which it certainly did! this mascara from Maybelline called the rocket is fairly new to Maybelline and I have tried all of the Maybelline mascaras and would say this is the best by far! it separates your lashes, adds length and just makes them look a million times better! it is a very good price at around £7.99. I just cannot sing its praises enough!
 
 
 
This Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 01 has not left my lips this winter. It finishes off any look perfectly and because it is matte it just looks so flawless. The amount of compliments I have received while wearing this lipstick just shows its brilliance I think! Definitely my favourite red out of my whole collection, I just think it is an amazing product. The price tag is an added bonus at only around £4.99, I cant fault this product and would recommend to anyone and everyone!
 
 
 
 
For my final product I thought I would share the fact that I have a definite nail varnish obsession. My collection has grown scarily large and I just can't seem to stop myself. The look I am loving at the moment are pinky nudes or taupe's as you can probably tell from what I have on at the moment (OPI did you 'ear about van Gogh?). The nail varnish I have been wearing for the majority of the Christmas break has been this Essie in Neo Whimsical which I have layered with the No7 matte effects top coat. I just think it makes your hands look really slender and put together and I have just been loving this combination this winter time.