27 May 2016

A Little NYX Haul

I popped into Boots to get a new foundation and in the corner of my eye I spotted a brand new NYX stand and just like that my boyfriend lost me. I was surrounded by Boots colleagues as well as customers who all seemed as eager as myself to try out some of the products NYX had to offer and I really didn't know where to start. I have always been interested in the brand but as it's only started to make its way online for UK buyers in recent times I just haven't got round to it, I just hate the idea of picking makeup shades and products online for them to arrive and leave me disappointed.

In my head I wanted their Highlight and Contour Pro Palette because it looked so perfect online, but in the flesh my opinion completely changed as the palette shades were just far too dark, there was no way a pale girl like me could pull of any of the bottom contour shades no matter how much blending went on. I still wanted a cream contour product so picked up the Wonder Stick Highlight & Contour in the shade Light, it's a double sided pen like product with a light and dark shade, easy to draw on your face in all the right places and blend in with a beauty blender, brush or even your fingers as it's a cream product.

I then visited the other side of the stand and had a quick browse at their eye products with my interest following their brow section where I grabbed a popular Tinted Brow Mascara in the shade Brunette. This is a product I was close to purchasing off Selfridges in the hope to tame my brows.

When it came to the lip products I didn't know where to begin because there are so many! I could of easily bought a lot but told myself to behave and be sensible - whatever that is. I picked up a Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade SMLC 19 Cannes, a nude pink that looks like the perfect go to shade. I also picked up a Butter Gloss in the shade BLG 15 Angel Food Cake which is pretty similar to Cannes but more pinked toned. The third lip product I purchased was a Jumbo Lip Pencil in the shade 720 Honey Nectar as I was really intrigued by these jumbo pencils and this shade surprise surprise is a nude pink but is of course more sheer in comparison to the other two lip products.

The whole time I was purchasing these products I was telling myself it's for the blog, but now I want more products what excuse do I have? Sorry bank balance!

Have you tried anything from NYX?

14 May 2016

Pink Lips For Spring

Soap And Glory Sexy Motherpucker Lipstick in the shade Rosy Chic.
A gorgeous nude pink that is perfect for day to day wear. It is a matte shade but when applied on top of a good lip balm it isn't drying at all and has quite long wear.

A Topshop Lipstick in the shade Innocent.
My go to pink shade! It's a true pretty pink and though it doesn't last all day the colour pay off and moisturising properties make up for it.

A H&M Cream Lipstick in the shade Last Tango.
A deep pink to make things a little interesting. It's one that won't be disappearing off lips any time soon and is perfect for the evening.

Benefit Posietint Lip and Cheek Stain.
A good old stain from Benefit that is ideal to wear on the days you don't want to reapply lipstick. The colour can be worn lightly or it can be built up for an intense vibrant pink. It's also perfect for applying prior to lipstick to give you that extra colour longevity.

 What's your favourite pink lip product?


12 May 2016

Favourite Five: YouTubers

I was writing down post ideas and I realised it's been foreverrrrrrrr since I had written a 'favourite five' post?! I realised this opportunity had to be taken to share with you my current favourite YouTubers as the last time I spoke about who I was obsessed with watching was December 2014! I still love them all (especially Hannah Maggs i.e. The Michalaks because Gracie is adorable and Stef is the bees knees) but there's some new subscriptions in my box that need to be mentioned on here.

Sam Evans
This is the guy I have been desperate to write about. He takes YouTube videos to the next level, the filters, the music, the adventures, it's all there and it's all perfect. I feel like I'm stepping into paradise when I watch his 'adventure mode' videos and it has given me a massive urge to step up my editing game, buy a Go Pro, climb trees and head to Australia ASAP. Other than his brilliance of capturing and editing, he seems like a really down to earth guy that is so easy to listen to and follow along.

Mrs Meldrum
I am in love with this woman, her two gorgeous daughters and charming husband. I can't remember how I found her channel but I have really loved getting to know her family, her story and just following them all along especially as there's no fancy pants stuff it's just genuine family life and she even keeps the tantrums and tears in.

Emily Canham
I found Emily's vlog channel on my suggestions and decided to have a little nosey, I then fell in love with her personality she was so easy to watch and seemed so nice and genuine. She lives with her long term also YouTuber boyfriend Jake and I just can't stop watching her, she's so bubbly and sweet but seems happy enough to put her point across and be honest about things.

Lily Melrose
A proper sweetheart, came across her channel and just loved how she does a bit of everything and is a real typical beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogger/vlogger. She puts so much effort into her videos and I get a lot of inspiration from her!

Samantha Ravndahl
She is boss. Pretty sure she was in my favourite Instagram accounts or something but she is a queen of Instagram and her makeup is just flawless and even without makeup she is flawless and even her awkward vlogs are flawless. She screams sass but not in a mean girl way, I just need someone like her in my life.

Who are your favourite YouTubers?

10 May 2016

Video: Lush Demo - Somwhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere Over The Rainbow is Lush bath ballistic that was available at the London Oxford Street store over Easter. I picked this one up without any hesitation due to it's vibrant colours, unique style and of course The Wizard Of Oz reference.

Fancy seeing what this bomb does in the water? You're in luck!

Have you tried this bath bomb?


06 May 2016

The Cotswolds In Photos

You don't always need to travel far to get that feeling of freedom, you just need a bit of fresh air and relaxation away from the things in life that you aren't quite enjoying. 

I'll give you a little summary so you know what's going on, we stayed in an apartment at The Four Pillars Hotel which is the main hotel in the middle of the Cotswold Water Park. The location was lovely, very peaceful and although it was more built up than we expected it was still ideal. There was plenty to do everyday so we ended up seeing lots of wildlife, lots of birds and even old cars. If you'd prefer to watch a video and get more of a feel of what we got up then you can watch my vlog  here.

Have you ever been to The Cotswolds?

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