Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Ultimate Girly Bath Bomb | Lush Think Pink Review

Lush Think Pink Bath Bomb Review
Lush Think Pink Bath Bomb Review
Lush Think Pink Bath Bomb Review
Lush Think Pink Bath Bomb Review
Lush Think Pink Bath Bomb Review
If you're after the ultimate girly bath bomb then Lush Think Pink is the one for you. (Pink lovers this is definitely up your street too!) Most of you will know that I'm a huge sucker for pretty products, particular those that are pink, so of course I absolutely love this with it's embedded floral decoration. A blend of Vanilla Absolute, Lavender & Neroli Oil this smells heavenly sweet whilst the Lavender leaves you feeling super relaxed and chilled afterwards. As this is one of the smaller bath bombs from Lush, don't be fooled by its small size as it fizzed around my whole tub leaving a bright pink explosion and cute heart confetti (which was a nice little surprise!) in its wake. This makes your bath water feel like silk leaving your skin feeling beautifully soft and moisturised afterwards with a scent that lingers for a long while. For £2.65 I think this is such a bargain and would highly recommend you all to give this a try! 

Have you tried this bath bomb before? What are your thoughts?
What's your favourite bath bomb?
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Monday, 22 June 2015

The Perfect Summer Red | Mac Relentlessly Red

Mac Relentlessly Red Review and Swatch
Mac Relentlessly Red Review and Swatch
Mac Relentlessly Red Review and Swatch
Isn't this just the most beautiful Summer lipstick ever?! If you saw my recent Mac Haul then you'd know that I fell in love with this and picked this up with the Back 2 Mac scheme. If you aren't aware of what the Back 2 Mac scheme is, basically if you return 6 empties you then receive a free lipstick. Amazing right?! Never bin your empty containers ladies! I did originally have my eyes on Ruby Woo but when I saw Relentlessly Red I just knew I had to have it! This is such a gorgeous pinky-red which is almost neon, it just screams Summer, with cool undertones so it makes your teeth look ultra white - bonus! This is such a unique colour and is so flattering for all skin tones. Whether your pale or tan this just looks absolutely gorgeous and really does give that instant wow factor. As with all Mac lipsticks, the pigmentation is on point, one swipe of colour is all you need so you know that this lipstick will last you a long time as you need to apply hardly any. In the photo above I swatched it ONCE! This is a retro matte formula so bare in mind that it is pretty drying so a lip balm is essential. I probably wouldn't be able to wear this every single day (as much as I'd love to!) as it probably is the most drying of my collection and after a few days of wearing this I've found my lips are very, very dry and are in need of some TLC! The lasting power of this is pretty good, I normally tend to find that I need to apply some more around the 4 hour mark. The only grip I have with this lipstick is how it wears away, it just isn't even. Even without eating and drinking it wears away around the majority of your lips leaving you with a nice ring, so this probably isn't the most ideal lipstick if you're going to a restaurant for a first date! But I love this so much, applying it 3 times a day really isn't a problem as it's just so bloomin' gorgeous!

If you're a regular reader of my blog, then you'll know that for everyday I play it safe with pinks and nudes but guess what? I actually wore this lipstick for WORK! That's how much I love this and how confident I feel with it, I have honestly finally found my perfect red!

What's your favourite Mac lipstick?

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Friday, 19 June 2015

The Summer Tag

The Summer Tag 2015
 
Hey beauties! I was recently tagged by the lovely Shae to do this Summer Tag and we all know how much I love a seasonal tag so here goes..!

1. What's your favourite thing about summer?
I love everything about Summer, it's my favourite time of year. I love the extended hours of daylight, beach days, pool parties, flowers in full bloom, family barbecues, floral dresses oh the list is endless!

2. Do you have a favourite summer drink?
I do love a cocktail, especially a Piña Colada which is my ultimate holiday drink!

3. Is there a special place you like to visit each Summer?
I have fond memories of visiting my Nan by the sea and going to our old villa in Spain each year, I don't visit either of these anymore but they hold a special place in my heart <3

4. What's your favourite make up look for Summer?
Anything bright and bold - Summer is the time to experiment and be brave! I love coral or bright pink lips paired with a gold smokey eye and I normally tend to swap my foundation for something lighter like a tinted moisturiser with an added SPF.

5. Dresses or skirts?
Both! I love anything floaty, floral and pastel for the warmer months!

6.Festivals or holidays?
Definitely holidays! I love travelling and learning about different cultures plus who doesn't love some guaranteed Summer sun?! I don't think I'm made for festivals, roughing it in a tent for a few days isn't for me - I'm not high maintenance I promise!

7. What's your signature Summer hairstyle?
I love tasselled beachy waves it's such an effortless look and is so pretty for Summer!

8. What's your signature Summer scent?
Like I've mentioned in previous tags, I don't choose my fragrance depending on what time of year it is as Chloé is my ultimate scent all year round. I'm sure you're all pretty bored with me mentioning this on every tag but I just adore it!

9. Favourite music for Summer?
Anything upbeat which puts you in a good mood although I do love pretty much every kind of music.

10. Pool or beach?
As much as I love going to the beach, I'd rather go to the pool but that's purely because I'm the biggest wimp in the world and I'm scared of the sea!

11. BBQ or seafood?
100% BBQ! Even though I don't eat much off it (fussiest eater in the world right here..) I just don't think you can beat the atmosphere and the smell of a good ole Barbie!


I tag Abby, Aisling, Hayley and anyone else who hasn't done this tag!
What's your favourite thing about Summer?
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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

HAUL: Primark, Topshop, Mac, Lipsy & More!

I hope you like my first ever fashion and beauty haul on my channel! :)

I also just want to say a huge thank you to the beautiful Daisy for helping me get the hang of iMovie and being patient with me haha my little tech guru! <3
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Monday, 15 June 2015

Mac Haulin'

Mac Haul, Relentlessly Red, Please Me, Fix+, Pro Longwear Concealer
On Saturday I went shopping and here are the goodies I picked up from Mac!
Mac Relentlessly Red
If any of you saw my Beauty Lust List then you'd know that I originally had my eyes on Ruby Woo but when I swatched it in store I just wasn't brave enough for that shade of red just yet, but fell in love with Relentlessly Red which is such a beautiful, almost neon pinky-red! This is the perfect shade for Summer and a review will be posted very, very soon!
Mac Fix+
Another item on my Lust List was Mac Fix + as this was recommended to me when I had a slight whinge on one of my YouTube videos about an eyeshadow not being as pigmented on the brush as what it did when I swatched it. After reading the reviews this is also amazing at taking away any cakey-ness which is what I've had recently with my everyday foundation so I can't wait to try this out!
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
The best concealer in life and my holy grail. I have a full review right hereone of my first ever posts so it's an oldie but definitely a goldie! :)
Mac Please Me
Another oldie but a goldie is Mac Please Me. I got one previously as a Secret Santa gift from work and I've used it everyday since, it's the most perfect everyday shade and as it's matte it lasts for absolute ages which is ideal for me with work. As I recently just finished the tube (6 months for everyday is bloomin' amazing don't you think?!) I decided to pick another one up as it's my favourite everyday shade! I've also reviewed this here.
Mac False Lashes Extreme Black
I noticed this cute miniature mascara was added to my bag once I got home and was rummaging through my stuff, how bloomin' cute is it?! I've only tried one mascara from Mac before which I wasn't impressed with but I'm really excited to try this out!

As always I'd love to hear your thoughts, do you use any of this products? What's your Holy Grail item from Mac?
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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Mac Snob Review

Mac Snob Lipstick Review and Swatch
Mac Snob Lipstick Review and Swatch
Mac Snob Lipstick Review and Swatch
Well this lipstick is a definite throw back as this was one of my first ever Mac purchases! Admittedly I haven't worn this in what seems like forever and a day but I rediscovered this whilst rummaging through my collection so I thought I'd do a little review for you!  

The ever so famous Snob is a very girly, pretty pink with cool lavender undertones, a lipstick that Nicki Minaj would adore. Mac describes this as a 'ladylike mauve' although in my opinion I probably wouldn't say this was the most sophisicated shade I have, I wear this when I want something a little different without being too 'out there'. As this is a satin formula it is quite matte but isn't as drying on the lips, it has an almost cream-like texture, and lasts for hours! One or two applications throughout the day is all you need, wearing away nice and evenly so you eventually have a light pink tint to your lips. This isn't the most wearable shade as it looks completely different on everyone, it even looks different on me! If I'm au natural it's a gorgeous soft pink which I love whereas if I've had a tan it looks very purple which I don't particularly like, although I have seen darker skinned girls rock this and it looks absolutely stunning on them! This is so beautiful (when I'm paler) and is a really great transitional shade which looks lovely for both day and night. Like all Mac lipsticks the pigmentation is amazing and is so opaque, the photo above is just ONE swatch, so you need hardly any when applying which is probably why its lasted me such a long time ha!

I wouldn't say this was my favourite lipstick of my collection but it's nice for when I want something a little out of my nudey-pink comfort zone!

Have you tried Mac Snob before? What are your thoughts?
What's your favourite Mac lipstick?
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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

A Mixed Review Of Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Review
I feel like I'm one of the few beauty bloggers out there who actually doesn't like Soap and Glory products. There, I said it. Bad beauty blogger award goes to me. I know so many people rave about them but in all honesty I just don't see the hype surrounding the products and I'm yet to find one I like. If you're a huge S&G fan then you may have noticed that the packaging of this product is slightly dated, I received this along with a couple of other miniatures last Christmas and as I've ran out of my trusty ole Elemis Frangipani body oil I thought I'd give this a whirl. I don't love this and I don't hate it. You know you have one of those products where you really can't make up your mind on it yet you just use it anyway? This is definitely one of those. 

The smell of this in my (extremely blunt) opinion is horrid. It's so over powering and heavily perfumed, it almost has a plasticky scent to it if that even makes sense?! I'm all about the sweet, floral fragrances but this just takes it to a whole other level. It does fade once it's been on for a while, it's just the first initial smell I can't stand. I love the pink, vintagey little tub this comes in, although I would prefer one slightly more hygienic so you don't have to put your hands in to scrap the product out. (Am I being a bit too OTT with germs here?!) My skin felt nicely moisturised afterwards, particularly my dry elbows, and it was easy to rub in as I tend to find body butters can take slightly longer to apply but this was really quick so that was great. The one thing I did tend to find a few times afterwards though was that it felt like I had a plasticky film left on my skin, it wasn't tacky or greasy it just felt like it needed to be washed off. This wasn't after every application so I'm not sure whether or not I may have been a bit too product happy but still, ones I've used in the past haven't done this if you apply too much so I'm not really too sure what happened there. Once I had a whiff of this I did worry that it would irritate my sensitive skin but it didn't which I was really impressed with! The pricing of all S&G products are amazingly affordable with this travel size costing just £2.50 and the full 300ml costing £10.50. Even though they're cheap (and would make my purse very happy!) you won't be seeing me swapping my Elemis goodies anytime soon.

As you can most probably tell I'm really undecided on this! It does what it says on the tin nicely it's just the scent I cannot bare. Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts on this? Are there any products from S&G you can recommend to try and covert me?!
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Monday, 8 June 2015

A Must Have Foundation | Nars Sheer Glow

Nars Sheer Glow Punjab Review and Swatch
Nars Sheer Glow Punjab Review and Swatch
Nars Sheer Glow Punjab Review and Swatch
Now, I know there are heaps of reviews of this product but I just had to rave about it too as it's my favourite foundation ever! This had been on my wishlist for the longest time so me being tight the Bargain Queen that I am, I treated myself to this when Asos had their black Friday offer (that's how long its taken me to decide whether to review this or not!) so I got it for the amazing price of just £24.80 instead of it being £31.00. After reading review after review I settled on the shade 'Punjab' which is described as 'Medium with golden, peachy undertones' Now I don't know about you but I've always been one to have a high street foundation for everyday and a more high-end foundation for when I'm dolling myself up, tanned and want to feel ultra glam. You're now probably wondering whether or not this foundation is too dark for me and it is on an everyday basis but for nights out it matches my tan perfectly, I like to call this my special occasion foundation!

I love the ultra chic glass bottle it comes in with the Nars logo down the side and like most the only negative I have of this product is that it doesn't come with a pump. There is one you can buy for an extra £3.00 but when you've already splurged you don't really want to part with more money for something that should have come with such a high-end product anyway. The coverage, application and overall finish of this is bloomin' amazing! When you read the name you instantly assume that this is going to be very sheer with a dewy finish which in my opinion is the complete opposite to what is actually is. This is a medium coverage which is definitely buildable to full and it isn't overly dewy nor matte it's just the perfect in-between. I apply this with my Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush which blends like a dream leaving you looking flawless and radiant. Of all the times I've used this foundation I've not once looked cakey or like I've got too much foundation on, so even though it is medium coverage it still looks like your skin but very natural and hell of a lot better! It feels like you aren't wearing anything at all and has such a beautiful satin feel to it afterwards. A little goes such a long way with this product too as all you need is a smidge so even though it may seem more on the pricey side it will last you ages. This lasts all day. When I went to Barcelona I was up at 5am, had the oh so lovely air-con flight (which lets face it is never good for your skin or full face of make up!) arrived in the boiling heat, went out exploring, had dinner and it was still on there!!! Even the flight alone I'm surprised and really chuffed at, as L'Oreal True Match literally just slides off your mush no matter how long or short your flight, let alone everything else too! I honestly think this would be amazing for all skin types as it doesn't cling to dry patches nor make you look ultra oily and the range of colours are unbelievable! 

As you can most probably tell I love love love this foundation! It's easily become a Holy Grail item and is a staple in my make up bag! As always I'd love to hear your thoughts, have you tried this before? What's your favourite foundation?
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Monday, 1 June 2015

May Instagram

May Instagram Vanity Fairest

The biggest cocktails in history! ♥ Brunching at Bills ♥ Regents Park with my Matty ♥ AHMAYZING super salad at Jamie's ♥ The most scrummy dinner ♥ You know you've got good make up when it survives a night out, you sleep in it AND it's still in tact! ♥ Partay! ♥ One of the loveliest ladies I know ♥ My new favourite breakfast - grated sweet potato & a poached egg ♥ One of my favourite make up looks on my YouTube channel ♥ I finally got to see Cinderella, one word - MAGICAL! ♥ You just can't come to this restaurant and order a salad.. 

And that's what I got up to in May, as you can see it was a bit of a foodie one! If you'd like to give me a follow on Instagram you can here - it would make my day if you did :) What exciting things did you get up to last month?
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