Thursday, 1 December 2016

Three Ways To Be Happier At Winter

I feel like it's only natural to feel a little rubbish at this time of year. With the weather getting colder and the evenings getting darker I'm sure everyone generally feels just not quite themselves. I get like this every year so. I wanted to share some ideas that I use to instantly make myself happier.

Plan for Christmas
In October and November when you start to feel all doom and gloom theres honestly nothing better than planning days and nights out  for Christmas. Whether its finding local Christmas markets online, going on a forest walk with a warm hot chocolate or planning a festive night out (or in if you're like me!) with your gals, it will instantly cheer you up and make you feel sooooo festive!! It also gives you something to look forward to which for me keeps me going through the dark and cold months.

Me Time Matters
Whether it's running a hot bubble bath just before you go to bed or applying your favourite face mask, you should ALWAYS find time for yourself. For me, there's nothing better than coming home after a long day at work and jumping straight into a steaming bath. I always make sure to use a Lush bubble bar or bath bomb (their winter range will put anyone in a festive mood) and either watch an episode of Grey's Anatomy or shuffle my Spotify playlists.

Look After Your Skin
I'm the first to admit that my skincare routine is crap. Most of the time I forget and go to bed with my makeup on so I'm always on the lookout for any new products that can make my life easier. Recently I bought myself a couple of bits from the new Garnier Moisture Bomb range and O M G it's insane. My favourite thing I got is definitely the 3 in 1 day cream. I use it all the time but for the best results I like to apply it overnight. When I wake up my sin is clear of any dryness, blemishes and red areas. It also makes your skin look so hydrated and awake making it great for winter.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Zoeva Plaisir Box | First Impressions

When I first heard about this new Zoeva set I was counting down the days till I could get my hands on it! I love everything Zoeva so I already knew I was going to L O V E this.
The set comes with 3 eye shadow palettes in the most beautiful packaging ever, I mean everything is gold foil so what's not to love! The palettes are kept in a lovely box making it a perfect christmas present either to give to someone or to keep for yourself!
There are two brand new palettes (Blanc Fusion and Caramel Malange) and one Zoeva classic (Cocoa Blend.) Blanc Fusion is probably my favourite of the three as it contains mainly mattes which are gorgeous taupes and browns. Caramel Malange is the perfect Autumn palette full of mattes, shimmers and frosts with red, brown and orange tones. It also has the most amazing copper frost which is so pigmented its basically a pressed pigment! Cocoa Blend is a Zoeva palette I've always wanted as its got lots of chocolate hues and dark tones making it perfect for winter and christmas.
The set itself costs £48 and as each Zoeva palette is £18, it's well worth buying them all together. I can see myself using this palette everyday for quite some time as it's got every type and shade of eye shadow you could ever want.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Holy Grail Every Day Face Products

Recently I've been using the same products to do my makeup every day and I love all of them so wanted to share what they are with you and the routine I use.
I start with the L'OrĂ©al True Match Foundation which I either use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush or the Sigma Flat Kabuki F80 Brush to blend it in. It has just enough coverage for me and leaves a really nice dewy finish that isn't to drying.
A product I've only just recently added into my everyday face is the Bourjois' Radiance Reveal concealer. This is the BEST concealer, for me it's even better than the Collection one! It radiates under my eyes and helps to cancel out any dark under eye circles.
Next I use two Soap & Glory products. The first one I use is the Solar Powder Bronzer which is the BEST every day all over bronzer. With a paler (more of a powder) side and a natural coloured bronzer on the other it creates a lovely natural tan when mixed together and applied all over the face. I then use the Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick which is a bronzy nude blush which looks SO nice on the apple of the cheeks blended into the solar powder.
On my eyes I use two Makeup Geek shadows in 'Creme Brulee' and 'Mocha.' I buff 'Creme Brulee' all over the lid and then put 'Mocha' tight in the crease and blend it softly so it's not to harsh. Then I use Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara which helps to thicken and lengthen my lashes.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Lush Oxford Street Haul | Christmas & Halloween

We all know how much I LOVE Lush but I love it even more when they release their new christmas & halloween collection!! Lush Oxford Street has all the new products out before any other stores so yesterday I made the trip there and spent way to much money!

Autumn Leaf Bath Bomb
This is one of the products I'm really looking forward to use. It's scent is really woody and earthy which is perfect for the bath bomb. It turns your water yellow, green and then red which is lovely for Autumn.
Pumpkin Bath Bomb
This bomb reminds me exactly of a wintery pumpkin spice latte and I can't wait to use it.
Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb
This is one of m favourites from last year and I'm s glad its back. It turns the water green and then a lovely deep pink.
Monster's Ball Bath Bomb
I'm not 100% on the scent of this bath bomb but I had to buy it because it's SO cute!
Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar
This is another one of my favourites from last year, I mean it's bright orange and covered in glitter!

Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb
This bomb has been redesigned for this year. The gold stars are bath melts which makes it really relaxing in the water. 
Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
This is my all time favourite Lush product. It's full of glitter and multiple colours and its gorgeous!! 
Northern Lights Bath Bomb
This was released a while ago for bonfire night but I'm so glad they redesigned it and bought it back for Christmas! With yellow and blue at each end this will look so lovely in the bath!
Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb
A Lush Christmas classic! Multi-coloured confetti and gorgeous pink water makes it amazing!!
Mistletoe Bath Bomb
I don't really know much about this bomb as it's new for the 2016 collection but the pink and green colours are really lovely.
Satsuma Bath Bomb
Inspired by a christingle at Christmas time this bomb is lovely!! I can't wait to use it.
Never Mind The Ballistics Bath Bomb
With the same design as the ever so popular 'Roller' from Lush this bomb will sell out quickly!! The pink top melts away slowly while the yellow bottom fizzes away quickly making a lovely relaxing bath.
So White Bath Bomb
Another Lush classic which has been redesigned for this year. In the water it fizzes away to release a lovely blue tint to the water.
Father Christmas Bath Bomb
 This doesn't really need much explaining! It's Christmas in a bath bomb!
Peeping Santa Bubble Bar
I mean how cute is this bubble bar!!! I used at least 10 of these last year and I'm planning on doing the same this year!!
The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar
I'm SO glad that this bubble bar is back this year! I love it!
Santasaurus Bubble Bar
This bubble bar is reusable which means you can get a good 4-5 baths out of it. They have a few reusable bubble bars out this year but this one is by far the best!
Bubbly Shower Gel
Looking back now I regret not buying a bigger size of this, it;s just lovely!! The celebratory scent is gorgeous and it's literally christmas and new years in a shower gel!!
Rose Jam Shower Gel
I'm not sure if this is a Lush Oxford Street exclusive or not but if you have the chance to buy it, you really really should! It's not to floral at all, it's more a fruity jam scent and it's so nice.
Ylang Song Bath Bomb
This bath bomb isn't in the Christmas range but I had to pink it up as it's an Oxford Street exclusive. I'm not to sure on the scent but it looks amazing in the bath as it's full of petals!!

'Be Excellent To Eachother' Tote Bag
Everytime I got to Oxford Street Lush I always pick up a new tote bag and this one has quickly become my new favourite.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

ZOEVA Rose Golden Complete Eye Set | Review

I have been lusting over this brush set for god knows how long and after hearing so so so many people rave about it I finally caved. I really didn't need anymore brushes but I mean how could I resist!!
You get 12 brushes in this set and a lovely little pouch to keep them in (it's also really handy when it comes to travelling!) Not only do they look amazing but they are also now my new favourite eye brushes. There's literally a brush for everything and I find myself only reaching for these over anything else.. 
My most used brushes from the set are:

228 Luxe Crease
I love using this brush to apply matte shadows in the outer v to build up depth to any matte eye look. It's the fluffiest brush in the whole set and blends out shadows so well.

231 Luxe Petite Crease
I use this brush to build up depth in my crease (using mainly dark matte shadows.) It's great for the crease as it's small and pointed which makes it really precise.

226 Smudger
This brush is great for applying eyeshadow under the eye. It fits perfectly just under the eye as it's not to thick. It's also good to blend out an eyeliner pencil along the lashline.

234 Luxe Smoky Shader
This is my go to brush for applying loose or packed pigments. It doesn't pick up to much product and is the perfect shape to pack shadow onto the eyelid.

There isn't one brush I haven't used, they are definitely worth the money and I really wish I bought them sooner!!

Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Most Beautiful Place

Today was all about hitting refresh. After having a very busy week off work, me and my parents decided to make the most of our last day off before going back to work tomorrow. We decided to spend it outside exploring Arundel castle and gardens. I've never been to Arundel before but I'm so glad we made the trip.
We did go in the castle and look around but after walking up what felt like a ga-zillion steps and feeling very queasy when we finally got to the top, we decided all that old history wasn't really for us so we made our way to the gardens and and oh-my-good-god they were beautiful. I took so many photos, I just couldn't stop snapping. Every little nook and cranny was something new and different from waterfalls to greenhouses and archways to wild flowers and gazebos. The views were pretty phenomenal too.
We spent a good couple of hours looking round and I couldn't help but think that today was the first day in a really long time that I really did feel genuinely happy and content so who knows hopefully things are finally starting to look up.
Outfit - All Topshop


Monday, 27 June 2016

What I've Been Loving Lately

For this post I wanted to share with you some things that I've been loving lately, a mix of beauty, accessories and even a book.
Firstly I've been loving the Caitlyn Jenner Mac Lipstick called 'Finally Free'. It's an online exclusive but oh my god it's the nicest shade ever. It's the perfect nude lipstick, a 'your lips but better colour' and I've used it everyday since I got it. Next I've been loving the Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Pan in 'Grandstand' and 'In The Spotlight'. They're the most pigmented and buttery eyeshadows ever. They're perfect for summer as they're almost metallic. They're on par with the MAC Pigments, 'Grandstand' is exactly like the MAC Pigment in 'Tan'. I can't wait to buy more!
Recently I've been loving using more highlighter. Now summer's here I've been experimenting with a few different ones but my favourite is definitely theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer. It's a lovely natural highlight which you can use on your cheekbones, in the corner of your eye, on your browbone and down the centre of the nose.
I picked up the new Soap & Glory Shower Jelly in boots the other day and I've used it everyday since I've got it. I get quite dry skin and this has cleared it up. It lathers up in the shower to a foam and really helps moisturise your skin. For only £5 it's pretty damn good.
Last weekend I bought these sunglasses in topshop and I'm just praying for the sun to come out properly so I can wear them! The frames are a bronzy rose-gold metal, I mean what more could you want for only £16??
You must of heard of Zoella's book club by now??? I've been wanting to read 'All The Bright Places' for ages and this gave me the perfect chance! I'm halfway through it and I can't put it down! I really recommend it and I haven't even got to the end yet.
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