Sunday, 20 July 2014

Essie Summer Collection 2014

Today I am here to share the new Essie Summer Collection 2014 miniatures I picked up today in boots. Earlier this morning I saw Anna from ViviannaDoesMakeup feature them in her Boots haul and I just thought they were the most gorgeous summer colours. My local Boots must have literally just started stocking Essie nail polish and I was so excited to see this set there. 
They are such bold summer colours and remind me so much of holiday and fruit? I don't know, but I am so in love with them.
My personal favourite is ruffles & feathers which is a teal green and is the one that really caught my eye. Haute in the heat is a pink raspberry shade and looks really good for summer! Roarrrrange is a bright orange but not too bright that it's neon, I particularly like the names of this one as well!

 I bought this set for £12.99 however the regular polishes retail for £7.99.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tanya Burr Lipgloss Review and Swatches

A few months ago now the well known Youtuber and Blogger, Tanya Burr bought out her new makeup collection of lip gloss and nail polishes. I have been a massive fan of Tanya for so long now and I was so excited to finally pick up some of these.

There are 12 lip gloss shades in the collection and I purchased 'Picnic in the Park' and 'Chic'. Tanya named the lip glosses after her favourite things in life which I think is such a cute idea and you can tell how involved she got with it. 

I have never been a lip gloss fan because of how sticky they are on the lips but these are not sticky at all and apply so easily. You can tell how pigmented they are from the picture and they can easily be built up or sheered out. Picnic in the Park is a bubblegum pink shade whereas Chic is more neutral pinky nude colour and they are both extremely wearable. They also smell amazing which is just an added bonus! There is a colour in the collection for everyone and I cannot wait to purchase some more.

You can purchase these from some Superdrug stores and online at Feel

Friday, 30 May 2014

May 2014 Favourites

1. Topshop Tile Print Leigh Jeans (£40) - I am so in love with these jeans and have worn them so much this month. Topshop jeans are my favourite because they fit so well and are so soft, I love the print on these and I have never actually owned a pair of printed jeans/trousers I can tell they're going to get so much wear this summer. However after a lot of wear I find that Topshop jeans start to get holes in at the knee.

2. Benefit High Beam (£19.50) - I have been after this highlighter for so long after hearing such good things about it. I used to use a highlighter from Sleek but I wanted to try high beam as it gave more of a glow as to a lot of shimmer. A little goes a long way with this product and I just put a few dots on the tops of my cheekbones and lightly dab it in. It gives a really pretty glow and looks natural on the skin. 

3. LOreal Volume Supersizing Spray (£3.49) - I have recently bought a lot of hair products and have particularly liked using this one. I use it on dry hair and spray a little in the roots of my hair, unlike other volumising sprays it doesn't leave your hair feeling sticky and stiff. It just works really well and leaves hair with a matte finish, and smells really good too! 

Thursday, 15 May 2014

The Liebster Award 2014

I was nominated a few months ago now by Natasha at Natoodle for the Liebster award, I've been nominated to do this before and I'll link the post here. It's just a really fun way to get blogs noticed and to find out more about eachother! 

The rules are: 

1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the 10 questions given by the nominee before you.
3. Pick your own 5 nominees who have under 200 followers who then answer your questions.
4. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you. 
5. Lastly tell your nominees you have nominated them.  

The questions I received from Natasha:

1. Who has been the biggest influence to you in your life?
I actually can't think of anyone in particular, but in just everyday life different people influence me in different ways, even in something small.

2. What is your favourite type of sweet/candy?
I absolutely love Skittles, I could honestly eat a whole massive pack but they give me a big sugar rush and I go really hyper for like an hour!

3. If you could have any job in the world what would it be?
I have always wanted to be a marine biologist and I would love to do work in the coasts of Australia or working with dolphins, would be such a perfect job.

4. Who is your celebrity crush?
Leonardo DiCaprio for sure, I recently watched The Great Gatsby and he is still as perfect as his young self in the Titanic, he is literally the dream.

5. What is your favourite product this week?
I am loving a hair product from Tresemme, it's the Smooth Memory Spray and it keeps my hair straight all day! 

6. Do you have any pets? If not, what pet would you like?
I have a cat called Smudge and a dog called Sam. I am such a cat person I just have visions of me when I'm older with like 10 cats!

7. What is your favourite colour/make of nail polish?
My all time favourite nail polish is Models Own Beach Party, which is a neon orange, makes you instantly look like you have a tan and is the perfect summer colour.

8. What is/was your favourite subject to study at school/college/university?
I love studying Psychology, I find it so interesting and I now want to do it at university, I also do Biology and Chemistry which are pretty difficult but are also really interesting. To be honest, I only really like science based subjects they're the only ones that I find interesting and enjoy learning!

9. Who is your favourite beauty YouTuber?
Right I had to look at my subscription list for them so I'm going to list my favourites because I can't just pick one so here goes!
Vivianna from ViviannaDoesMakeup
Zoe from Zoella
Lily Pebbles
Rhiannon from FashionRocksMySocks
Lily Melrose
Tanya Burr
Estee from Essiebutton
Shannon from Shaaanxo
Lauren Curtis

10.What is your favourite clothing store?
My two favourites are probably Topshop and Zara.

11. What is your top beauty tip?
I'm not exactly some beauty guru who can offer heaps of tips as I could probably do with some myself, but I think using selotape on the sides of your eyes when doing eyeshadow is a really good way to make sure it looks neat and not just one big mess!

My Questions

1. Where is your favourite place to visit?
2. What do you see yourself doing in 10 years time. 
3. What's your favourite book?
4. What made you want to create a blog?
5. What is your favourite perfume?
6. If you could live the life of one celebrity for a day who would you be and why?
7. Who are your favourite YouTubers?
8. What app do you use on your phone most?
9. What is your dream holiday destination?
10. What is your favourite makeup product?

I nominate:

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Barry M Gelly - Rose Hip

I fell in love with this 'Rose Hip' polish from the moment I saw it, literally the dream pastel. Definitely a dupe for Essie's Fiji, which I have wanted for ages but for twice the price! Such a classy 'put together' kind of colour, I can already tell it's going to be a spring favourite. 


Sunday, 2 March 2014

Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

I find that I have quite a problem with trying to control oiliness on my skin throughout the day, my usual solution would be to apply another layer of powder but this just resulted in my face looking and feeling cakey.
I wouldn't say that I have really oily skin but throughout the day it seems to appear around my nose and forehead. I decided to purchase the Urban Decay De-slick makeup setting spray.

This product claims to 'prevent makeup meltdown, control oil and deflect surface shine.' Urban Decay also boast high statistics from a 7 day clinical study: 
- 100% of participants said De-Slick helped prevent makeup meltdown.
- Over 90% said their makeup looked less shiny, didn't slide and rarely needed to be touched up.
- 85% that De-Slick is the longest lasting oil control product they've ever used.

For £20 I had high expectations for this and I wish I'd looked up some reviews as after I read several that said to buy the All Nighter one instead. When using this I still noticed oiliness around my T-Zone and I still had to repowder. So I decided on trying another technique and used this before applying my makeup as a base, again I didn't notice that my makeup lasted any longer.

I wouldn't recommend this product but I have read some reviews and some people swear by this. I will next time purchase the All Nighter spray as that has so many more positive reviews. 


Saturday, 18 January 2014

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Review

When I first heard about this product I was really interested to try it, the release of the baby lips was massive and literally everyone was going crazy for them. The Baby Skin primer is a new release and I wanted to give it a go as I was still on the hunt for a good drug store primer.

Like the baby lips the packaging of this product is really cute and small so it's easy just to throw in your makeup bag. 

The formula is like a silicone gel and feels quite smooth when applied to the face. This product is meant to smooth out pores making them less visible and to create a soft base for foundation.

I found that this product didn't work miracles and didn't completely erase my pores but definitely concealed them a lot more. As I have quite oily skin I didn't expect this to work with my skin type but I was surprised as it didn't make my skin feel greasy and it helped my foundation to glide on easier. I didn't feel that it helped my makeup last any longer and I am still on the hunt for a good primer to help keep my makeup in place. 

Maybelline Baby Skin is available in Boots for £7.99 and I can imagine this will become a staple product for quite a few people.