Sunday, 29 December 2013

Getting ready to enter the new year in style on Tuesday I'm starting to prep prep prep! I hope you love my navy blue and gold combo as much as I do! I can't get over how packed full of glitter the gold Ted Baker polish is...I think this is going to be my go to glitter from now on! The reason I love it so much is the colour, its not your 'everyday gold' is I'm not quite sure, but it works for me! 

Let me know what you think and what nail polish you're loving at the moment

Products used- Ted Baker Gold Glitter
Max Factor Glossfinity in Navy Blue

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

These are my picks for a last minute shopping trip for this festive season, from New Look.

1. Stripe Boxy-Tshirt 14.99
2. Colour Block Bag £12.99
3. Embelleshed Crop Top (now £15.99)
4. Daisy Print Jumpsuit £22.99
5. Ankle Strap Sandle £19.99
6. Monochrome Ankle Strap Sandle £19.99
7. Grid Print Tunic £22.99
8. Collared Bodycon Dress £22.99
9. Monochrome Drop Earrings (now £1.00-Bargain!)
10. Black and Clear Gemstone Earrings (now £4.00)
11. Daisy Print Peplum £14.99

Monday, 23 December 2013

*Just to confirm I did not personally pay for this item*

I got this little beauty in Boots after spending over £15 at the Max Factor stand, along with a False Lash Effect Mascara and a nail varnish in Blue.
I'm usually rather sceptical when it comes to lip products that claim to be 'long wearing' and to be completley kiss, food and party proof...and this may be one of the only times that I have been proven wrong. I was lucky enough to get this lipfinity box set a couple of days ago, and oh boy do I love it! 
It's rather different to a regular lipgloss/ apply a sort of 'paint' to your lips, allow the colour to dry and then apply the top coat. If you're not a fan of a shiny look on your lips, I don't think you're going to get on well with this stuff, as before you apply the topcoat your lips feel gross and dry..but maybe that's just me!

I'm super, super happy with this product, I've tried and tested it for a few days now, drank with it, ate with it, went shopping and even had a few cheeky kisses here and there (purely for testing purposes of course!)...but I have to say, all in all, kudos to Max Factor for this one! If you want kiss proof lips with a pop of colour this christmas, look no further! 

I got my Lipfinity in 'Essential Natural' it's a nice pretty pink, perfect for every occasion! 

You can buy your own at Superdrug, Boots, Amazon and of course you can find out more at Max Factors online store

Sunday, 22 December 2013

This year I've been loving using Barry M nail polish to get my fingers gorgeous and party ready! These are my christmas nail picks from Barry M, I've been loving layering on gold glitter on top of reds and plums. What I love about Barry M is that their nail effects polishes are filled to the brim with glitter so they can be worn on their own too, perfect for an accented fingernail! 
You can find Barry M at their online shop, Superdrug and Boots.

I know I'm loving these polishes for christmas what are you loving this party season?

Monday, 9 December 2013

I'm super happy with my foundation rountine at the moment so I thought I'd share it with you! 
I'm currently loving the Revlon Colourstay foundation for Normal/Dry skin. This foundation is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
-Great coverage
-Really great colour
-Light weight feel (something I didn't get with Mac's Studio Fix Foundation)
-Long wearing all for the very resonable price of £12.49...slightly more expensive that a regular drugstore/high street foundation, however the quality is definatly that of a high end one!

On clean, moistourised skin (let your moisturiser set for 5 minutes!) I apply my Revlon Colour Stay foundation. I'm loving buffing this foundation in with my Sam Chapman Real Techniques expert face brush. I love the density of this brush, it blends liquid foundation in seamlessly giving a really flawless finish. I begin stippling the foundation in, then buffing all over my face and neck to make sure it's lovely and blended! 

Finally I finish with a tiny bit of Benefit Watts Up! (another recent splurge!) which I blend on the highest point of my cheek bones, brow bone and down the centre of my nose. This is a cream to powder forumlar do doesn't look or feel cakey, and gives me a really, really pretty glow. It doesn't have any dense peices of glitter in so doesn't look OTT..I really struggled to find a nice highlighter before this, It's more a 'lit from within' rather than a highlight!

This month I seem to have got few quite a few products so look out for many reviews to come, but I've narrowed it down to a select few that hopefully you could try if you haven't already and love them as much as I do

1. V05 Plump it up Backcombing Spray I've been absolutely loving this, this month. Since I turned 18 in October I've been out and about loads and this has been brill for giving my hair loads of volume without getting the damage from backcombing. I'm really surprised I haven't run out of this already since I'm using it pretty much everyday, I usually wear my hair down and curly so it's perfect to pop a bit of this in for a final umph! The one downside to it being a powder formula is the white dust it can leave, so made sure to double check before you leave the house! I know the Vo5 range do a 'plump it up' mousse which personally I made my hair so crusty! I shall be doing a review and comparison on both of these though! I got mine from Superdrug

2. Got 2 B Styling Oil I've done a post about this oil which you can see here, I have to say I love it! I got mine from Tesco, but you can also buy this in Superdrug and Boots

3. Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Macaroon I've been loving my dark plums, reds and berries this month, especially Rimmel's Kate Moss Range (you can see a post I have written about this lipstick here) but in november I've been reaching to this pretty much everyday. It's a nice dark, almost brown toned pink..perfect for my pale skin! 

4. Benefit Rockateur Blush This too is perfect for my pale skin and autumn, I'm not usually a fan of paying nearly £30 for a blush, but I'll have to let that one go as I gave into this beauty! I'm really glad I made the investment on this blush. Since I bought it late October I've got a hell of a lot of use out of it, the colours great and it lasts really well on my skin too, something I weirdly seem to struggle with. Whats your favourite benefit box blush/bronzer?

5. Revlon Colourstay Foundation (for dry to combination skin) All I can say about this foundation is WHY on earth have I not tried this before? I would seriously compare this to the quality of my Mac Studio Fix..does this call for a comparison post?

6. Sleek Contour and Blush Kit in Fair Again like the colourstay foundation, this is a new purchase for me and so far I'm getting on really well with it! (Keep your eyes pealed for a post coming soon!) I've been trying to get my hands on Sleek's rose gold blush for an age now, and its sods law because I finally found it the day I also bought this..only to find out the contour kit has that exact blush in it too! Oh well, more lush blush for me!! 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Got2b Oil-licious Tame and Shine Styling Oil

I can't say I've actually heard of this brand before and I bought this on a whim as I spotted it in Tesco, I admit,  I wasn't expecting much for something for only £2.90...but I seriously don't understand why it's so cheap...So, I just had to buy it, and boy am I glad I did!

My hair is more a lions mane than a head of hair so any taming oil is a friend of mine, I've tried some before from random brands on amazon and John Freda, but I'm thinking this is the cream of the crop when it comes to hair oils! 

The great thing about this little pot is that is really works when adding shine and gloss. Since the ends of my hair are super light I find it really hard to catch the light on my hair, but this showed up some crazy glean! This oil is extremely moisturising too as it has Argon Oil in it, which is perfect for thirsty, dry hair. For me, its great to have an everyday hair oil that actually has something like Argon Oil in it, it's nice to know you're giving your hair a little damage treatment everyday without any effort at all!

Since I've been using this every day for about a week now I've definitely noticed a difference in my hair getting slightly dry and dull looking between washes. For some reason between washes my hair gets super dry towards to end, but putting this on everyday has really made a difference, I'm super impressed!

I will 100% be repurchasing this, and I highly, highly recommend. 

If you've tried this before let me know what you think! If you're interested in picking this up yourself and having a go you can pick it from Superdrug for the perfect price of £2.99!