Friday, 18 December 2015

3 New Lipstick Additions


From top to bottom: Ruby Woo, Mehr, Kiko 06

My lipstick collection is ever growing and these 3 additions fit in absolutely perfectly to my existing collection. 
Starting from the left hand side, this Kiko Intensely Lavish Lipstick in the shade 06 is totally gorgeous! The coppery packaging drew me to this and after swatching and finding out how creamy moisturising and what a beaut colour this lippy was I had to have it. It is a really deep wine red shade with purple undertones, although can be worn as a sheer wash of colour if you don't want to go super bold. Would you believe that this is only £3.40 at the moment on Kiko's website here, instead of the already reasonable £6.90, so quickly pick one up while you can! I know I am going to be adding the red shade to my basket as soon as I have finished writing this post!

Secondly comes Mehr, which has been on my wishlist for a long while and my boyfriend kindly bought for me a couple of weeks ago. It is a matte, creamy, pinky-nude shade that is super easy to wear with any make up look. Its lasts a really long time and wears away nicely without crumbling or breaking up on the lips. This has quickly become my most warn day-to-day lippy. Love, love, love!

Thirdly, the cult Ruby Woo. The mattest of all matte and brightest of all brights. This true red is a serious show stopper! It can be slightly difficult to work with as it is so matte but once applied it lasts an age and looks so sleek. I am definitely going to be applying this often around Christmas time as it looks so festive. Paired with a simple base and clean cut eye look, heads will be turned!

Have you added any new products to your collection recently?
Lots of love,
Son x

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Becca & Jaclyn Hill: Champagne Pop UK Launch


Let me just try and contain my excitement for a minute and tell you some fab news! Jaclyn Hill, queen of #highlightonfleek has well and truly out done herself with her collaboration with the already infamous Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors. She added to this collection with "Champagne Pop" which only graced the UKs online shops this week (the likes of Space NK and Cult Beauty). Of course I had to snatch one up as soon as they launched, and my goodness am I astounded by the formula, pigmentation and glow that this gives! 
It is quite pricey at £30 a pop, excuse the pun! But if you want an exceptionally good highlighter that will last you your lifetime, this is your guy!

It has one of the most creamy consistencies I have ever felt in a pressed powder, as it is so finely milled it just melts into the skin beautifully. You can also really build up the impact with this and create a super glowy highlight on the tops of the cheekbones or just dust a small amount onto the high points of the face for a really natural gleam. 
One feature that this claims to have, which I wholeheartedly agree with is its multi-toned shimmer which adjust to natural skin tones to suit everyone. 
I must say these photos don't quite do the product justice, it is a bit more golden and brighter in tone. But you get the gist of how utterly gorgeous it is!

Have you tried this?
If so what did you think?
Lots of love,
Son x

Sunday, 13 December 2015

GIVEAWAY- Bobbi Brown, Benefit, Delilah and More!


Being in the Christmas spirit I decided that it was only fair to share the festive cheer by holding a giveaway. I have been collating products to give away and feel that now is the perfect time to give one of my lovely followers the chance of winning some seriously good products. 

The giveaway prizes include:
-Benefit Lolli Balm
-Delilah Sunset Matte Bronzer in the shade Light Medium
-Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil in the shade Bronze
-Dolce and Gabbana Intense Lip Gloss in the shade 105 Bouganville
- A Peel Off Manuka Honey Face Mask
- A Selection of My Favourite Skincare products in deluxe sample sizes 
- A Pretty Make-Up Bag (Not included in Photos)

To enter the giveaway please fill out the Rafflecopter requirements below.
The giveaway will end on the 14th of January 2015, the winner will be picked at random and I will Email the winner for their address to send the prize out ASAP.

Lots of love,
Son x

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

A Dupe For My All Time Favourite Liner Pen


Since last winter, after finding DHC's Liquid Eyeliner Ex I haven't looked back and have stayed very much faithful to it. I just found that it was the perfect jet black, with the thinnest nib and a really smooth formula that lasts all day. The price is quite high for a product of only 0.5ml (£16 however on sale here for £13.50) but as it lasts so long and I hadn't found anything as good as it I was happy to splurge.
Until I found the Lomeou Mirade Romance Waterproof Eyeliner from Born Pretty Store here for a crazy £1.30 I was converted! 
It has a really thin nib just like the DHC one and is also jet black in colour and not at all watery. It goes onto the eye really smoothly and lasts all day without any signs of smudging.
I can't sing its praises enough and now use this on a daily basis. I am definitely tempted to buy 30 of these and hand them out to everyone, and keep 10 for myself of course!
If you try this let me know what you think!
 Lots of love,
Son x

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Falling in Love With Bills


After hearing so many good things about the chain Bills I knew that I wanted to experience it first hand and I was not disappointed. The chain of restaurants around the UK serve some of the best grub I have ever tasted! 
My boyfriend, his best friend and myself all went to the one in Oxford which was a delight.
The pancakes could definitely not go amiss alongside the bread basket with croissants.
I love how rustic and homely it felt insight and the decor was so beautiful and simple.
Alongside serving food fresh they also have a selection of products that you can purchase to take away, such as the homemade jams, breads and sweets which I just thought added so much charm to the place. 
Have you been to Bills?
What did you think?
Lots of love,
S x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Fuss Free Brush Cleaning

If like me, you will do anything and everything in your power to avoid the inevitable pain staking task of washing your make up brushes (totally first world problems!). Then this little nifty invention will be a total game changer!  
This "Brush Cleaning Egg" (link here) from Born Pretty Store was kindly gifted to me and I couldn't be more grateful. The hollow semi circular egg has the perfect finger sized pocket to hold it easily in one hand whilst using the other to swirl the brush into the grooved edges of the flat side of the egg. Put a small amount of brush cleaner onto the ridged surface of the egg (I use shower gel or shampoo and have been loving the Original Source Lemon and Lime Hair and Body Wash for Men as it has the most gorgeous scent and cleans my brushes really thoroughly) run the brush under warm water and then buff the brush hairs into the soap. You will see the colour of the water change as the product gets washed out and once the water runs clear again with no bubbles the brush is clean. I then lie the brushes flat on a towel and let them sit until the hairs are completely dry.
Without this product I would find it a hundred times more tedious to clean my make up brushes and I used to always end up with sore, dry hands from running them under the water for so long. With this egg you don't even have to get your hands wet!
What is even more of a bonus is the price! At only £1.95!! 
Shop this post- here.

Lots of love,
Son x

Friday, 13 November 2015

Moisture Surge Necessites


Although winter is such a magical time of year, it doesn't come without its cons, one of my bugbears is the draining of all moisture that comes with the cold weather. So out come the products to put all that moisture back into my skin. 
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Hydrating Moisturiser- If that isn't the most adjectives you've ever seen to describe a moisturising product I will be extremely surprised. It does exactly what is says on the tub and completely injects the skin with hydration and leaves it feeling super soft and smooth without breaking out or getting at all greasy. The one downside is it's hefty price tag of £34 but if your skin is really in need of a burst of moisture this is definitely one to splurge on!

Tarte Maracuja Oil- I have the smallest little pot of this oil and it has lasted me a lifetime (there or thereabouts!). I put this on before bed after moisturising if my skin is feeling particularly lacklustre and in the morning it feels super nourished and fresh. This is also a really lightweight oil, so no worries of breaking out from it, like a lot of other oils can do.

Blistex Intensive Moisturiser for lips- This is my saviour in winter! I get exceptionally chapped lips in the colder months and this is the only thing that I find helps. It is also great for wearing under lipsticks as it isn't super glossy and sinks into the lips really quickly. They are sold pretty much everywhere and are only around £2 I believe, so something to check out if you have similar troubles.
I hope you are all well!
Lots of love,
Son x


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Autumnal Walks



















Autumn is definitely upon us, which means the obligatory Autumnal walks among the beautiful burnt orange "greenery". As I was in Oxford staying with my boyfriend for the weekend I decided to take my camera and capture it's beauty. Thanks is due to my lovely boyfriend for taking charge of the camera and seizing some wonderful shots. Although my boyfriend and I were feeling exceptionally poorly we still managed to brave the outdoors and appreciate its offerings, and how glad we were that we did.
I can't express just how lovely this weekend was and how grateful I am to have such amazing people in my life.
I love how easy it is nowadays to capture the greatest memories to keep forever and it makes it even more special to share them with others who may hopefully enjoy them too.
I have been loving doing more lifestyle posts recently and have another one coming soon if you guys are interested. 
I hope you like the pics.
Lots of love,
Son x