Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Winter Lips

So as it's gets colder, I tend to ditch the pink lipsticks and go for something a little bit darker. I have a myriad of berry lipsticks, and today I thought I'd show you my absolute favourites...currently. I have probably over 100 lipsticks!

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1. Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Plum Plum Girl - I have raved about these lipsticks more than once before, and this is colour is SO GOOD. It's one of the newer colours - and the first berry they've introduced. Here's hoping they bring out some more!

2. Rimmel Lasting Finish in 107 - This lipstick is such a staple and I've seen it on so many beauty blogs over the past few years. I love it a lot, it's the perfect berry colour for this time of year and it applies wonderfully.

3. Barry M Stain Paint in Absolute Burgundy - I love the colour of this, and I picked this up on a whim without hearing anything about the lipsticks, and I'm glad I did!

4 & 5. Topshop Lipstick in Beguiled and Depth. Beguiled is beautiful dark red colour, but it's Depth that I really want to talk about. As a very dark purple, this is easily the darkest lipstick I own. I bought it because I fell in love with the colour, and then didn't wear it for at least a year as I was too nervous about wearing such a dark colour. I got over that though, because it is beautiful!

6. Maybelline Colour Drama in Berry Much - The newest of the bunch, and an absolute beauty. This goes on so soft, and stays for hours - I didn't expect much from it for some reason, and I was happily surprised.

What's your favourite lip colour to wear over Winter? I'm always on the look out for more lipsticks!!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Weekend Wishlist: Boots

It's occurred to me that the only boots I own are black work boots. And as Winter draws in and it gets colder (like this weekend for instance!) I realise I need a much wider range of boot. So this week, I'm wishing for brown boots! ...And an amazing pair of sparkly boots BECAUSE LOOK AT THEM.

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What's on your wishlist this week?

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Review: Seventeen Blow Out Mascara


For a while now I have obsessively used Benefit mascaras. It was They're Real, and more recently, RollerLash. However I then decided that I didn't want to pay such extortionate prices for mascara, so I took to Twitter and asked the Twittersphere for advice! Two brands stood out - Seventeen and Maybelline. So I went into Boots and perused to see what beauties I could pick out. I decided to get Seventeen's Blow Out because it was on an offer and it promised to give me volume, 12x volume to be exact. Now I didn't expect to have literally 12x the volume, but I was expecting a lot.
So I was a bit...deflated with the results. Don't get me wrong, for £6.29 this mascara is fantastic, it just doesn't rival the likes of Benefit - and that's what I was after. I found that throughout the day I lost the curl, and the volume in my eyelashes, which I wasn't a fan of, and it didn't make my eyelashes as long as I would have liked.

That being said, I'm still using it, because I don't like waste and it's fine for day to day use, but I don't think I'll be repurchasing this.

You can buy Seventeen's Blow Out mascara for £6.29 on the Boots website here or in store.

If you have any recommendations for a high street mascara, please let me know!

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Beauty Wishlist

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1 - I am after so many MAC lipsticks, but both Mehr and Russian Red are at the top of my wishlist at the moment. I have 3 atm but none of their iconic reds!

2 - I have the Naked 1 and the Naked Smoky, but I neeeeeed this one in my life. I love pink tones, so I can't wait to get my hands on these colours.

3 - Essie Bahama Mama is a nail polish I hadn't heard of until last week, but I now I know about it I need it in my life. Such is life.

4- This is a practical purchase I have decided. I need a new powder and when I asked the twitter-sphere the resounding answer was this! 

5 - This one lipstick represents the entire NYX range. They've started selling their products in Boots and I need them. Neeeeeeed them.

What's on your beauty wishlist?

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Lush's Yog Nog Bath Bomb

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you'll know by now that I am obsessed with Lush's bath products, especially their bath bombs. And today I am showing you another - one of the beautiful Christmas ones!


As the name suggests, this bath bomb shares the same scent as Yog Nog soap - so I knew straight away I would love it. As soon as I popped this in the bath, the gorgeous sweet smell filled the bathroom and immediately made me feel relaxed.
It fizzed white and gold quite quickly, and then halfway through I noticed these little squares embedded into the ballistic, smooth and creamy and smelling just as gorgeous. I later found out it's shea butter - which made my skin gloriously smooth and added to the scent of sweeties!
Tiny glitter particles ran through it all and created a wonderful lustre throughout which I appreciated, and really added to the gold colour the bath was left with after Yog Nog completely fizzed away.

I loved everything about this bath bomb, it may not be as spectacular as others, but it smells gorgeous and left my skin so soft afterwards, I'll definitely be buying this again!

You can purchase Yog Nog from the Lush website here or in your local Lush shop.

Have you used this? What did you think?

Monday, 9 November 2015

Review: Seventeen Brows That Brow Kit

In the past year I have very much become obsessed with my brows. I was never majorly bothered with them - after teenage years of over-plucking I was disillusioned and left them be. But that changed, and now I have a ridiculous amount of brow products. My new, and current favourite? Boot's Seventeen Brow Kit.

This kit is chock full of bits and pieces to make your brows on fleek. (I don't think I'm cool enough to say this.)
It has a dark brown wax, a dark brown powder, a highlighter powder to enhance, a brow pencil and a little brow brush. I'll be honest, I've not used the brow brush because I have loads, but it's a sturdy little thing that's probably great for travelling!
The wax and powder are a fantastic colour that stick around all day, leaving me with wonderfully strong brows whilst I use the pencil to fill in the sparsest part of my brows.
The highlighting powder isn't amazing, but I rarely use highlighting powder for my brows anyway!

I've used this every day since I bought it and I can't imagine changing that soon. At £5.99 it's so affordable, I recommend it wholeheartedly.
What do you think?

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Weekend Wishlist: Graduation

So at the end of this month I have my graduation, and I have spent such a long time deciding what to wear...


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I've narrowed it down to these dresses, but I'll be honest, I have no idea! They're all beautiful and I don't know what to wear!
I appreciate any opinions you've got, which one is your favourite?

Monday, 2 November 2015

Review: L.A.B.2 Strokes of Genius Brush Kit

When it comes to make-up brushes, I know what I like. I use a mixture of Urban Decay and Real Techniques brushes, and I always have. However, when L.A.B.2 offered to send me their Strokes of Genius Brush kit, I couldn't refuse.


I'm a fan of the all black sleekness of the kit, so straight away I was intrigued. With 5 brushes catering to all your eye make-up needs, I was excited to give them a go.

Included is:
All over eyeshadow brush
Slanted eyebrow brush
Pointed eyeliner brush
Eyeshadow crease brush
Double sided brow and lash groomer

Both the brow brush and eyeliner brush are interesting, and although I prefer the teardrop shape of some eyeliner brushes, I liked the shape the brush gave my eyeliner. The brow brush was excellent, firm enough to create defined shape without being too difficult to use.
The eyeshadow brushes, however, weren't as soft as I'm used to, which I wasn't a fan of, but there were better at putting product on my eyes than some brushes I've used, so although I wouldn't use this every day, if I'm doing a heavier make-up look, I'd definitely reach for these two brushes.
The brow and lash groomer is standard, and you can never have enough spoolies!
Although I shan't be ditching my usual make-up brushes any time soon, I'm excited to add these into the rotation!

L.A.B.2's Strokes of Genius kit is available from Superdrug for £18.99

What do you think, have you used these?

*This kit has been kindly gifted to me to review, but as always, this doesn't change my review of it.

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