Sunday, 24 September 2017

High End Haul

Recently, my pay cheques have been eaten up by a couple of hauls over this past month, and I thought that I would share with you all what items I picked up as most of them are things that I've been dying to test out for ages. Just a quick disclaimer: I'm not at all bragging about what I've bought, I just enjoy finding out what other beauty lovers have bought and why, and so I thought I'd share my recent purchases too. 

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Colour in Ashton


I've been wanting to try the Lips & Boys collection from Tom Ford for ages, and this deep pink-red is the perfect transitional shade for this random in-between season that England is in at the moment. I also adore this packaging; I really think that Tom Ford does some of the best lipstick packaging that you can get!




MAC Lip Liner in Stone


I kid you not, I've been meaning to buy this pencil forever! I bought the lipstick a while back and found that without any lip liner it would feather around the outer parts of my lips really badly, and look quite odd. I did try to find a dupe from the drugstore for this shade but I haven't been successful (if you know of one then please let me know in the comments!) and so decided to give in and buy the original.

Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in I Like to Chai Chai, Louvre Palace & Gingersnap


How pretty are these?! Just the packaging alone totally had me adding them to my cart! Cult Beauty recently did a special offer where you got a free full sized Lip Whip if you spent £30 on Beauty Bakerie, and so I decided to treat myself!

Lime Crime Matte Velvetines in Cashmere & Riot


The Limecrime Velvetines are another line of products that I've been dying to try! The line has sooo many gorgeous colours to pick from; I had a real dilemma choosing which ones to buy! In the end though, I went for a cool toned nude (Cashmere) and a muted pink/red (Riot). If I like these then I will definitely be buying more in the future - please let me know in the comments if you'd like to see a review of these in particular.

Lime Crime Hi-Lite Palette in Opals & Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit



Being a fan of all of the most outrageous makeup trends, the coloured highlighter one has got me hook, line and sinker! I can't wait to get testing these out and creating some beautiful and unique looks with these; keep your eyes peeled for reviews of them soon

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette




And last, but certainly not least, is this beaut of a palette! I was tempted by Huda Beauty's Textured Rose Gold Palette when that launched, however if I'm honest, I really don't think the shade range is for me. However, when I saw the previews of this palette on Huda's snapchat, I knew I had to buy it! The gorgeous warm tones are to die for, and I think that they'll suit my blue eyes well

Thank you so much for reading this post, don't forget to let me know what you've all been buying recently in the comments!

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

GWA Enchanting Eyeshadow Palette Review



For beauty lovers like myself, Instagram is a wonderful platform that opens our eyes to a tonne of new brands and products to try, and this is how I discovered Girls with Attitude (GWA). I've been meaning to place an order with them for a while now (look out for that in future blog posts!), but I recently managed to find their products in my favourite Primark branch! I was so surprised, as I thought you could only find GWA on the internet, but also totally delighted as it meant that I could try some of their products ASAP, and picked up their Enchanting Eyeshadow Pallete.

When I saw this palette, the shades instantly spoke to me. Being very pale and having blue eyes, I find that pink tones work really well for me when it comes to eyeshadow. The only slight problem I have with the shades is the fact that there are so many mid-toned colours, and it may have been better to have included some specifically lighter shadows and specifically darker shadows.

Nevertheless, this palette works really well when considering its £9.99 price tag. They may not consist of the most pigmented formula, but it lasts all day and the shimmers are especially lovely when applied with a damp brush.

The applicator is the biggest, and only, negative I could find with this palette. It's pants - seriously, just throw it away and use another brush.

Overall I was totally impressed with this palette! Since purchasing it, I've created a tonne of lovely daytime and night-time looks, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone considering purchasing it! I can't wait to try more products from GWA Beauty in the future!

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Monday, 4 September 2017

My High-End Perfume Collection


Perfume is by far one of the most lovely luxuries to own. There's nothing better than finding the perfect scent for the perfect occasion - there's definitely something about it that makes me feel complete and ready to face the day ahead. 

These five scents form my current high end perfume collection; I apologise in advance if some may have been limited edition, but I shall link an online store to as many as I can. Bottles are listed from left to right.

If you're into dark floral scents (as the name suggests), then this product is a must for you! I love to wear this on a night out, or if I'm going shopping as it's got a lovely 'classy' aroma to it without being too heavy.

This is my most favourite scent ever! It's such a chic floral scent - it's not too overpowering and artificial; it has a dark, musky note to it which makes it really individual and definitely worth a sample!

This is probably my most 'girly' perfume that I own - it's much more of a pure floral scent that's great for everyday use. It's very light and fresh, and the packaging is absolutely stunning!

This scent I can only describe as being quite "green"; it's very fresh and light, but has a slight woody undertone to it too. This I normally wear for a summer party or festival, or if I'm out seeing friends in the day.

Thank you so much for reading this week's post - I really hope you enjoyed seeing my high end perfume collection! Just a quick disclaimer to say that I'm not bragging in any way, and I'm not saying that this is either too many or too little perfumes to own, I just know how much I like to see other people's collections of things, and so I thought I would post mine too. 

Hope you're all well!

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Friday, 25 August 2017

Skinkissed Vitamin C Serum Review & Discount Code



When I used this Skinkissed Vitamin C Serum for the first time, I was really surprised by its thick texture, as all the other serums that I've used have been very watery compared to this. I applied it to my skin, and it instantly had a tightening, plumping sensation, but it wasn't painful or over-powering and made your skin feel really healthy. Overnight, my skin still felt plump and moisturised, and in the morning it looked wonderfully glowy! I did find however that it didn't really help improve my acne by reducing the swelling or redness, but it didn't make it any worse which is always a good thing.

The only problem that I had with this product is the fact that is has a very strong herbal rose smell that lingered on my hands for more than a day, and it really began bothering me. However I tend to prefer other kinds of scents and can be sensitive to herbal smells, so I reckon this point only applies to myself in particular; I personally would not use this product again because of this, but this wouldn't stop me from recommending it to someone who I think would benefit from it, as it definitely does do what it claims to!

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Thank you so much for reading today's post, and I'll catch up with you all soon
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Monday, 14 August 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review & Swatches


This release from Urban Decay , the Naked Heat Palette, is by far one of the biggest beauty releases so far this year, and probably one of my most favourite so far too! I sadly missed out on the pre-release, and so this post might be a little bit behind the bandwagon, but I'm so glad I finally got my hands on it as soon as it was officially released so I could share my thoughts on it with you all. 


To begin with, the packaging blew my mind! The palette itself is really sturdy as it's made of plastic which houses the eyeshadows well and keeps them safe. I'm so glad that Urban Decay has moved on from their cardboard packaging that they used for the Naked Palette, as this kind feels so much more luxe, which helps to justify the price tag just that little bit more! The palette also contains a really lovely mirror inside, and comes encased in a beautifully designed cardboard box, below are some pictures of the back and inside of the case, as I thought they were too lovely and had to show them to you.



Now onto the crucial part of the review: the eyeshadows themselves. I kid you not when I say that these are super pigmented, so much so that when I first went to apply them I got a bit overloaded with pigment and had to re-apply with a very light hand. But hey, that's not a bad thing at all, in fact I'm super impressed with the formula as a whole. It's incredibly soft and creamy; there is some kickback and excess powder, but honestly, it's a powder product so that makes total sense to me when it does happen every now and then. I also tried using the shimmer shades in the palette with a damp brush and the results I got were just..... gorgeous! 




As you can see from the pictures above, aren't the shades just dreamy?! They're absolutely perfect for a complete eye look - you have very pale shades for highlighting underneath the brow bone and setting any eye primer, then perfect neutral shades for the crease, and gorgeous dark shades to add some depth to your look or create a dramatic smokey eye.

Overall, I really can't fault this palette; Urban Decay have not only produced a great, and very clever, addition to their Naked Palette line, but also a really brilliant product that is definitely worth the money. A quick pointer for all of you fellow students out there: I was super impressed that Urban Decay - I purchased this straight from their own website and not through another shop -  let me use my student discount on top of another promo offer going on on their site at the same time, as often shops will only let you use one offer per transaction. So yeah, good on you Urban Decay!

Thanks so much for reading this post, and I hope you're all well!

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo Review feat. Reviews.com


Being someone with a huge mop of thick, curly, dark hair, it's quite a challenge to make sure my hair stays fresh and styled in the summertime heat. But recently I've been trying out this Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo and I'm super impressed with the results!

One of the main features of this product that instantly provoked a reaction from me was the smell; I personally really like it! It has a lovely soft coconut scent, which isn't crazily strong and over-the-top. However, those of you who are very sensitive to smells may want to give it a sniff before you buy it, depending on how sensitive you are. The thing I liked the most about this scent is that it really does make your hair smell clean; I can't for certain say that it lasts all day, as some days I found it did and other days I found that it didn't, but it's delicacy really reminded me of clean laundry and just freshness in general (please excuse me if my synesthesia is taking hold and making me sound like I'm talking absolute nonsense!)

I tried this product on what I believe is referred to as "Day 2 hair" (basically it had been two nights and one day since I had washed my hair last, as I wash it in the evenings most of the time). For first impressions, it really made my hair feel clean. Obviously it didn't feel as clean as it would do if I had washed it, but for a quick fix it did a great job!

I also tried using this dry shampoo as more of a styling product, as some people use dry shampoo to add texture and volume to their hair, and I wanted to see whether this product would be good for that or not. Sadly, I probably can't give the most accurate review as - those of you with curly hair will understand - my hair never seems to lack volume! Although, I did use it when I put my hair up just to add a bit of texture nearer the front of my head and on the parts of my ponytail that are nearest my hair-tie, and I think it did a nice job. It gave a natural appearance which I really liked, however it didn't last for the entire duration of the day, so those of you who are looking for a long-term solution to adding volume to your hair, then perhaps this product might not be for you.

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If you found this review helpful then I highly recommend using the site Reviews.com - it allows access to tonnes of really great product and service reviews ranging from beauty products such as Mascara and Dry Shampoo, to Meal Delivery Services. I personally have found it really useful to refer to when searching for new kinds of products to try, as there's nothing worse than testing out a bad version of something new!

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

My Evening Skincare Routine feat. Leesa



For me, my evening skincare routine is the perfect way to end the day, relax, and prepare myself for tomorrow. I've listed the items I use in the order in which I use them to give a better idea of what my routine is like. Just a quick disclaimer: I'm super sorry that the majority of the products are from The Body Shop only; it's not that this post is associated with them in any way, it's just that I try and use organic skincare products as much as possible because I think they're the healthiest things to use on my skin, however they can be quite expensive and The Body Shop is definitely more affordable in my opinion. If you happen to know any other affordable organic skincare brands, please let me know in the comments! 


To begin with I use this Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter from The Body Shop all over my face, and then remove it with a muslin cloth, using small circular movements to exfoliate my skin gently. I adore this product! I was very sceptical at first, as I was a little worried it was something that I was talked into buying by the shop assistant, but when I got home and used it for the first time I was so shocked at how well it took off my makeup. Also, it's incredibly gentle and moisturising on the skin, and has a very relaxing smell, which is perfect for settling down in the evening before bed.


To make sure that all of my makeup is 100% taken off, I combine this Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water on a cotton pad with a couple of drops of the Vitamin E Hydrating Toner from The Body Shop (it ends up being about 70% micellar water, and 30% vitamin e toner). The micellar water is an obvious classic, and so I won't go into much detail about it, but it is very soothing and refreshing on the skin, and even if I use this without using the cleansing balm beforehand, the water alone takes off my makeup really well. The Vitamin E Toner has to be my favourite out of the two though; it is so nourishing for my skin and the smell is - I kid you not - heavenly!


Next I use this Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution from The Body Shop all over my face. I was so shocked at how luxurious this product is; the bottle and dropper are glass which I was super surprised about when I opened my parcel from an online order I placed. I was expecting the packaging to be plastic, as it only cost me £13, and so it was a lovely surprise!


Lastly I smother on some of this Vitamin E Night Cream by The Body Shop, and I cannot recommend this enough. Previously in another blog post about Garnier Moisture Bomb Cream I explained how my skin would sometimes become so unbearably tight and dry that it became painful, but as soon as I started using this every night, this has totally stopped happening. It is an absolute delight to apply onto the skin and also smells lovely, which seems to be a wonderful consistent aspect about The Body Shop's skincare ranges.

This blog post has been inspired by Leesa - a bedding company - which makes sure that you have the comfiest and best night sleep possible. Being a narcoleptic, I know how much a good night's sleep is worth and how important it is to stay healthy. I'll admit (I want to be as honest as possible on my blog regardless of whether I have been asked to mention a company or not) I haven't tried any of Leesa's mattresses, but judging by the amount of information and customer reviews on the website, it seems like a good place to consider spending your money. 

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Thank you so much for reading this post, I really hope you're all well and enjoying your holidays! This past week has been super exciting for me as I managed to get a place on a University course that I've been wanting to do and have been settling into my first job - I still can't quite believe these things have happened! I've been very lucky and I'm super grateful!

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