Monday, 30 December 2013

The #bbloggers Secret Santa

Hello everyone! This year I joined in with the #bbloggers Secret Santa that Georgina and Laura organised, and I was paired up with Sandra from Beauty Balm
I received my parcel near the beginning of December but decided to wait until Christmas Day to open it! It was so beautifully packaged! 

I received loads of sample sizes which I was really excited about as I haven't tried the majority of items I received! 

I recieved Raw Gaia Coconut Body Butter, Laura Mercier Créme Brulée Hand Cream, Balancing Me Balancing Face Moisturiser, Clinique High Impact Mascara, Nuxe Multi Purpose Dry Oil, Vapour Sample of Trick Stick Highlighter, Miller Harris La Pluie, Mint and Avocado Foot Repair Balm, EOS Balm (I've wanted one of these for AGES!), Nuxe Body Shower Gel, Calvin Klein Lip Balm, Benefit Porefessional, Dr Nick Lowe Cleanser, Calvin Klein Best Brown Eyeshadow, St Evais Candle Co Sea Salt Candles & Vanilla Candles, John Masters Conditioner and Detangler, Madara Tinting Fluid & finally a few bits of chocolate (YUM!).

Many thanks to Sandra for sending me all these goodies, and to Laura and Georgina who organised it all!
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Sunday, 29 December 2013

The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Hand Cream

Hello everyone! I've used this hand cream a fair few times now, and other than you knowing it smells gorgeous, I think you should know more!


Nails of the Day - (Festive #3)

Hello everyone! These are my last festive nails, I did them just before Christmas Day. I took inspiration from Cute Polish with her Santa nail. 

I love how cute Santa looks, and if anyone is familiar with Super Mario Bros, I think he looks like a Christmas version of Toad (kind of, anyway).

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Saturday, 28 December 2013

What I Got For Christmas 2013

Hello everyone! I thought I'd show you all what I got for Christmas, that is beauty related. Just want to throw a disclaimer out there, in no way am I bragging about anything I received for Christmas, and I am extremely grateful for everything I received.

The Wah Nails Book of Nail Art & Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual - I was so grateful and amazed to receive these books as they are so useful and are filled with great information.

Vera Wang Princess EDT 100ml & Givenchy Dahlia Noir EDT 30ml - My boyfriend has bought me Vera Wang Princess nearly every Christmas that we've been together as it is my favourite perfume, and this year he bought me a MASSIVE bottle, I'm so pleased because this will last me for ages! My Mom also bought me Givenchy Dahlia Noir, I had asked for it when I sampled it and absolutely loved it!

OPI Mariah Carey Nail Polish Collection, OPI Russian Navy & China Glaze Fairy Dust - I am a nail polish addict and I am so excited to use these polishes, especially since Purple is my favourite colour!

MAC Palette with Woodwinked - My Mom bought me my first MAC palette with Woodwinked eyeshadow! I haven't touched it yet because it looks so new and pretty!

L'Oreal Collection Privée by Eva, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Greed & Wet n' Wild Eyeshadow Trio - These are things I've wanted to try for absolutely ages so I was very excited about these! 

Real Techniques Stippling Brush & Blush Brush - These are two of the brushes I don't own already and I'm so excited to have a proper blush brush! I haven't heard much about the stippling brush so I'm going to have to read up on it.

Revlon Photoready Foundation in Vanilla & Soap and Glory Be Your Own Gloss - My friend told me how amazing this foundation is so I'm very excited to use this! My boyfriend's Mom also bought me this Soap & Glory gloss set, which I had secretly wanted but not asked anyone for!

Soap & Glory Bright and Bubbly, Soap and Glory Sensationalism & Simple Minis Collection - My boyfriend's Mom also bought me these other Soap and Glory sets - which is funny as I also bought her the Bright and Bubbly one! I've also never used Simple products so this is something to have a good try of!

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Ciaté Mini Mani Month - 23rd & 24th!

Hello everyone! Firstly, I will apologise as this post was meant to be up on Christmas Eve, but I was enjoying a quiet day with my boyfriend and some of my family! These are the last two polishes that were in Mini Mani Month, and I have certainly missed opening the windows these past few days.


Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas! I will be back in a few days with posts for you, spending some time with my family and my boyfriend around Christmas time :) See you soon! Xx

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Ciaté Mini Mani Month - Weekly Round Up 3/3

Hello everyone! It's nearly the end of Mini Mani Month *cries* but I have enjoyed opening each door on my calendar and getting a nice shiny new Ciaté product! I will happily admit that Ciaté is now my favourite nail brand. See what gorgeous polishes I got this week below!


Saturday, 21 December 2013

Nails of the Day (Festive #2)

Hello everyone!

My Ciaté Mini Mani Month has been a great help in the way of giving me ideas of what to paint my nails like!
I have currently painted my nails with Ciaté Sugar Plum with Ciaté Snow Globe on my ring finger for an accent glitter nail!
I am in love with the colour Sugar Plum.

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Thursday, 19 December 2013

I love Christmas!

Hello everyone! This is my favourite time of year and my favourite month. I don't know about anyone else but I am SO excited for Christmas! There's only 6 days left till the big day!

I absolutely love Penguins, and last year I paid about £20 for this gorgeous iPhone case from Etsy in the USA (hence the cost of it!). It just makes me feel that bit more Christmassy!

I also picked up this duvet cover from Asda this year for £10 for a single! It was so hard to take a picture of this as my room is so tiny! I love the 'Scandi' pattern and won't want to wait until next year to put it back on my bed!

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Ciaté Mini Mani Month - Weekly Round Up 2/3

Hello everyone! We have just got past the second week in Ciaté Mini Mani Month and I thought I'd show you what I have received!


Nails of the Day (Festive #1)

Hello everyone! As you will know from reading my blog these past few weeks, I have been enjoying Ciaté Mini Mani Month. I hadn't had much time to paint my nails cause I've been wrapping presents and shopping! 

I used Ciaté Boudoir for most of my nails, and for an accent nail I used Fit for a Queen, as I thought they looked perfectly Christmassy together!

What do you think?
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Friday, 13 December 2013

Soap & Glory - The Yule Monty!

Hello everyone! As everybody knows, as this is the star gift we've all been waiting for..The Yule Monty (in the Limited Edition Jonathan Saunders bag) went on sale today for £27 instead of the usual price of £60!


Monday, 9 December 2013

Ciaté Mini Mani Month - Weekly Round Up 1/3

Hello everyone! This post was meant to go up yesterday but my laptop decided it didn't want to play along! I have been enjoying my Ciaté Mini Mani Month for the past week, and thought I would show you the polishes I have received so far! 


Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Body Shop Purchases!

Hello everyone! I recently attended a Body Shop at Home party at a family members house, I wanted to show you what I ordered and explain how a Body Shop at Home party works!


Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Beginning of Ciaté Mini Mani Month!

Hello everybody! Happy 1st of December, I can't even explain how excited I am for everything this month! A few months ago I preordered a Ciaté Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar, and I had been waiting for this day to open the first window since then. This was £42 but I justified it by working out how much it would be to buy everything separately and thought I just have to treat myself! You get 19 mini paint pots, 1 full size paint pot, 2 mini glitters/sequins and 2 caviars!

It has beautiful 'Scandi' type packaging, which I absolutely love!


Christmas Gift Guide #3 - UNDER £15!

Hello everyone! This is the last gift guide I am doing, most gifts are unisex and all are under £15!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Lush Purchases!

Hello everyone! I recently popped into Lush after watching Zoella, FleurDeForce & Sprinkle of Glitter's Lush Hauls. I didn't have much money but I had my eye on a few things! I hadn't bought anything from Lush for quite a while, so I was really excited.


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide #2 - For HIM!

Hello everyone! This gift guide is for men, and these are presents you could buy for your Boyfriend, Brother, Dad, Uncle, anyone male! I've based this gift guide on my boyfriend.


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Favourite Beauty Products Tag

I was tagged by Natalie at Natalie's World to do this tag, so thank you!

#1 Foundation

I only own one foundation, so it has to be my favourite. It's Rimmel Match Perfection and it wears SO well! It's hard for me to find a shade in drugstore foundations that will actually suit me, so this is perfect. I'd like to try more foundations.

#2 Mascara
My favourite mascara would have to be Le Volume De Chanel. I've only ever had a sample size, but I've asked for this for Christmas because it is absolutely amazing and makes my eyelashes look lovely compared to other mascaras I've tried.

#3 Blush
My favourite blush has to be the Accessorize Merged Blusher in Scandal, it reminds me in the pan of Mac Mineralised Blush and it's beautiful.

#4 Lipstick (or any other lip product)
My favourite lipstick is Mac Costa Chic, I'd love to try a bright red Mac lipstick as that is the colour I feel most comfortable wearing.

#5 Eye shadow 
I don't really have a favourite eyeshadow, but for day-to-day eyeshadow I use the shades Chino and Penny from MUA's Ever After (Matte) Palette.

#6 Concealer
I only have one concealer and that is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, so that would have to be my favourite!

#7 Eyeliner
I don't use eyeliner much, but the Avon SuperShock Gel Pencil would have to be my favourite.

#8 Shampoo/Conditioner

My favourite shampoo and conditioner are the Herbal Essences Bee Strong. I bought them when they first came out and they made my hair so lovely, unfortunately now I've finished them and will have to buy more when they're on offer!

#9 Moisturiser

My favourite moisturiser is Good Things Face of the Day SPF15, it's the only one I own! I'd love to try the Origins GinZing Moisturiser.

#10 Hairspray
It may shock you to learn this but the only time hairspray has ever been used on my hair is when I've been a bridesmaid! I got some hairspray free with my GHD's when I was 13 but gave it to my Mom because I knew I wouldn't use it!

I tag:
Beky (Beky Lou)
Chloe (Thrifty Skies)
Jessica (orangechic)
Naomi (Pennies For A Pound)
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Small Collective Haul

Hello everyone, I recently had a little bit of a spend and wanted to show you what I had bought! I shopped online at Debenhams and Boots, I also ordered out of the Avon catalogue!


Friday, 15 November 2013

Christmas Gift Guide #1 - For HER!

Hello everyone! Here I have compiled a Gift Guide for the women in your life. This could be anyone, your Mother, your Auntie, Nan, Sister, Girlfriend, whoever! I have based the gift guide below on my own Mother.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

L'Oreal 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution

Hello everyone! I thought it was finally time to review my Micellar water as I have been using it now for 3 months!


Sunday, 10 November 2013

MUA Ever After Matte Palette

Hello everyone! I've had the MUA Ever After Matte Palette for a while and I've been testing it out to give a thorough review! I was hoping I'd absolutely fall in love with this palette, however that wasn't completely the case...


Amazing Magazine Freebies!

Hello everyone, today I thought I'd show you what amazing magazine freebies there are in December's magazines! I picked up Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Elle.


Thursday, 7 November 2013

High End Beauty Wishlist!

This is my high end beauty wishlist that I hope to have by the end of 2013. This is only my second wishlist, and there were so many high end beauty products I wanted so I thought it was a good idea!


Sunday, 3 November 2013

My Skincare Routine

Hello everyone, today I thought I'd write about how I take care of my skin as I always think these type of posts are interesting to read! All products are pretty purse friendly at under £8 each, so if you're tempted after reading this to buy anything I've mentioned you won't break the bank!


Thursday, 24 October 2013

My Lipstick Collection

Hello everyone, just a short post today. I thought I'd show my lipstick collection. I don't have much, and I've realised after swatching for this post most of my lipsticks are pretty much the same colour, oops!

As you can see, I own 4 Avon Lipsticks, 1 Maybelline, 1 Rimmel and 1 Mac. 3 are red, 1 coral, 3 pink. My favourite lipsticks are probably the red ones for the colour, and Mac for the formulation and staying power. 

I need some recommendations for lipsticks so I'd be happy if you could leave some comments below about what your favourite lipstick brand is for high end and 'drugstore'!
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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Nails of the Day & Review

Hello everyone!
 Now the party season has reappeared, my glitter polishes have come back into use. I love using glitter on my nails, it looks so feminine and pretty!


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

How Much is Your Face Worth?!

Revlon Photo Ready Primer £11.99
Collection Matching Perfection Concealer £4.19
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation £6.99
Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil £2.99
Accessorize Merged Blusher £4.95
MUA Heaven & Earth Palette £4.00
Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara £10.99
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder £3.99
Maybelline Baby Lips Intense Repair £2.99
Real Techniques Core Collection £21.99
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush, Deluxe Crease Brush & Accent Brush (3/5 of the price) £12.59
Mac Costa Chic £15.00

TOTAL: £102.66

That seems like so much when I mostly use drug store products!

P.S. My Real Techniques Accent Brush isn't pictured because it was drying! 

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