Saturday, 30 January 2016

January Birchbox | 2016

What a beauty this months box was. It had a few new brands along with a few brands which I know and love. I am so glad that I went back to Birchbox after changing to Glossybox for a few months. I personally prefer Birchbox and the brands that they use.




1| Benefit | They're Real Tinted Primer |£18.50

"For supercharged lashes,one coat of this game-changing product will make all the difference! The mink-coloured formula separates, lengthens, and boosts each individual lash to prepare it for your mascara."   



2| Jelly Pong Pong | Lighten Up Brightener + Waterliner | £14.95

"If, like us, you love your make-up to be multi-tasking then you'll heart this brightening pencil! Use it along your waterline for wide-awake eyes or blend it beneath brows to awaken your complexion, without any shimmer!"



3| Cowshed | Gorgeous Cow Blissful Body Lotion | £20.00

"Nourish your skin and lift your spirits with this fragrant lotion. Filled to the brim with essential oils like lavender, rose, and ylang ylang, the happy scent will transport you to your own little oasis while hydrating your skin deep down."



4| Parlor | Moisturising & Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner | £16.00

"Not only do these lightweight formulas cleanse and condition but strengthening ingredients help to repair your locks at the same time! Even better? They smell of the brand's signature scent - ripe peach and freshly-cut grass."



5| Absolution | L'Eau Soir et Matin | £27.00

"Make light work of removing your make-up with this purifying cleansing water. Packed with kind-to-skin ingredients like hazelnut oil and Aloe Vera, it removes all traces of the day to leave your complexion feeling soft and refreshed."



6| Compact Mirror | £4.00

"Thanks to this handy compact mirror you'll be able to take care of beauty touch-ups and unruly locks on the go - so you're always selfie ready!"



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Friday, 11 December 2015

Baking | Reindeer Biscuits

Good Evening! 



So I decided to do a bit of a different blog post today, one that doesn't involve beauty....I know bizarre right, but I have really been enjoying reading more lifestyle type of blog posts recently like Hannah Maggs, who does beautiful posts about her son Grayson. 

So when I was doing a bit of baking with my daughter the other day I decided to get the lights and camera out and take some pictures. I generally dislike baking with a 3 year old as it's normally messy and what your trying to make usually comes out nothing like you intended! I decided to try and relax and just let her make as much mess as she wanted....and it ended up being a lot of fun and after some slight modifications to the icing when she had gone to bed - they didn't look bad at all!



We just used a standard biscuit recipe as my daughter is extremely fussy and doesn't like gingerbread...or anything that's not plain really! 


Ingredients:



  • Flour 300g
  • Butter 250g (softened)
  • Caster sugar 140g 
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract

These are so simple to make - 

Mix the butter and the sugar. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat to combine. Sift in the flour. Get your hands in there and combine it all together. I then put it into the fridge for 30mins or so. 



I didn't want to have to go out and buy Christmas cookie cutters especially for this so I found a clever trick on-line, upside down gingerbread man cookie cutters = reindeer 
heads! 




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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Favourites | November | 2015

I haven't blogged for quite a while as life has been quite...manic! I thought I would do a little favourites post to get back into blogging!


 1. Soap & Glory | Butter Yourself |£10.00

"Rough Elbows? Bumpy upper arms? Flaky lower legs? Deploy...... Butter Yourself."

I love soap and glory products also I am a bit of a sucker for the quirky packaging! This is a product that I have re-purchased and will continue too. Its a body lotion that you apply whilst your skin is still damp from the shower. I have always suffered from bumpy skin on my upper arms, and this is the only thing I have used that actually gets rid of them. Although I do have to use it all the time as if I don't use it for a few days the bumps come back, this doesn't bother me as it does work, and I have tried numerous products in the past to get rid of them!



L'oreal | Skin Perfection Nourishing Cleansing Wipes |£3.49 

I know that face wipes aren't the best thing to use to remove make-up, but when you have stuff to do in the evening like making packed lunches and watching MIC, you just want to go straight to bed without the hassle of cleansing and toning etc! When I do need a face wipe to take off my make-up these are the ones I grab. I have dry skin and these are fabulous for that, I wake up in the morning and my skin feels so soft that I could have done a full cleanse! They are always on some kind of offer as well like at the moment L'oreal products are 2 for £5 in Superdrug!



Emite Make Up | Diamond Heart Base Primer | Full-Size - 35.00

I received this in my November Glossybox and I love it, it evens my skin tone and really makes my make-up last a lot longer. It helps create a dewy, glowy, healthy skin. 




Urban Decay | Naked 3 Palette |£38.00 

I have fallen in love with this again this month. I go through phases with eye shadows, I got stuck in a rutt with my MAC shadows. I grabbed this to do my eyes at the start of November and have used it everyday since! Urban Decay eye shadows are such a brilliant quality. They apply smoothly, have no fall out and are so easily blend able, everything you'd expect from a high end eye shadow. With it coming up to Christmas I think Urban Decay palettes are a beautiful gift for a make-up lover. They have so many pretty palettes, I was lucky enough to receive the new smoky palette this week for my Birthday and I can already tell that it is going to be in my December favourites! The new Gwen Stefani palette looks incredible also!



Estee Lauder | Double Wear Foundation | £30.00

I am surprised I have gone back to using this. I used to use this all the time but I realised that it was too drying for my already dry skin! The reason I got it was as I ran out of my Nars Sheer Glow and as we don't have a Nars stand in my town and I didn't want to wait for delivery so I went back to Estee Lauder. I have a love hate relationship with this foundation. I love the way it looks on the skin, I love the high coverage and I love the staying power. The only thing I don't like is that if I wear it for a long time I get really dry skin, its the only downside, as much as I love this foundation I will probably go back to Nars when this has run out! 



Homesense | Candles | £5.99

I recently found these candles in Homesense, when I first saw them I thought they were bath and body work candles as they're the same type of holder and have the 3 wicks. I looked on-line and found out they are from Walmart in America. These candles are incredible, they burn evenly and put out a lot of scent. Every time I light Deck The Halls people comment on how my house smells like Christmas! If you happen to see these in TKMAXX or Homesense be sure to grab them (if they have a nice scent!).





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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Glossy Box July 2015 | Vive La France

Good Evening!

Yesterday I received my July Glossybox and the theme of it is Vive La France! I love this box, it is all skincare, no make-up, which personally I quite like. I always try new make-up anyway, but I tend to get stuck in a rut with skincare, so its nice to try new brands! 



Noxidoxi | Enhancing Serum Base | RRP £33.46 full size
"Serum is the power-house of any skincare regime. From Bordeaux-born brand Noxidoxi, this has a CRC6 moisturising complex, which hydrates the skin's surface as well as the deeper layers, while a cocktail of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories protect the skin. Layer under moisturiser." 

Lollipops | Lip Balm Delicieuse | RRP £4.15 full size  
"A wonderful French find. This rich and creamy balm immediately soothes and softens with antioxidants and vitamin E, as well as protecting the lips from UV damage. Perfect for the summer!"

Teoxane Cosmeceuticals | Perfect Skin Refiner | RRP £70.00 full size
"With hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate skin, 10% glycolic acid to help resurface the skin and calming ingredients to reduce irritation. Start by using it every other night (you'll feel a mild tingling at first) and as with all potent treatments, a high SPF is a must during the day."

Yves Rocher | Comme Une Evidence Eau De Parfum | RRP £24.50 full size
"This quintessentially French musky floral scent is light, feminine and airy. It intertwines notes of violet leaves, rose, lily of the valley and patchouli for a subtle scent that lasts all day (or night) long."

Glossybox | Exclusive Travel pouch | £3.99
"With exclusive artwork by fashion illustrator Jamie Lee Reardin, this zip-lock pouch is the chicest way to keep your beauty essentials safe through security, or use it as your everyday make-up bag."


























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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Current favourite Lipsticks | July 15

Hi Guys, I thought I would do a little post about the lipsticks that haven't left my bag recently. These are the lipsticks I have been reaching for everyday for the past month or so.




MAC | PLINK! | Lustre | £15.50

I love this lipstick, it is really sheer, its a lustre finish so its sheer with a pearly finish. This colour is a warm toned nude, it leaves a sheer pink shine on your lips. This is great for an everyday lipstick, super pretty!



Rimmel | Lasting finish Kate Moss | 32 | £5.49

This is a peachy nude, with an orange undertone. This is a beautiful colour and I think most skin tones could pull this off.  I've seen it on both pale and tanned skin and it looks great, it’s a really flattering colour. It lasts well too considering its a "drugstore" product. It does need to be re-applied after eating or drinking,  like most lipsticks, but if you would like something different to the usual pinks and reds I highly recommend trying this.



MAC | Velvet Teddy | Matte | £15.50


I have wanted this lipstick since last year, when I heard it is the lipstick Kylie Jenner wore. It sold out at the time, so when I was recently in a MAC store and saw it...I had to have it. It is a beautiful pinky nude with a brown undertone.  It is a matte finish so lasts well. I tend to apply this along with my Rimmel lip liner in the colour Spice!


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