What I got for Christmas

Hello my lovelies,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! It has to be my favourite Christmas yet, there were tears of happiness and just pure joy over the past couple of days seeing everyone that I love. It simply is the greatest time of the year.

Now I know Christmas isn’t all about gifts but I thought I would do the generic post of what I got for Christmas. I love these posts as I am super nosy I am only going to show beauty wise what I got as I would be here forever. I do just want to mention one present that wasn’t beauty related that is probably the most thoughtful gift I have ever received

My lovely sister brought me a meal at The Shard in London for 2. I cried my eyes out as it was the most perfect gift for me. I love London and I have always wanted to go to the Shard. I cannot thank her enough for the gift and I cannot wait to go.

I am truly grateful for everything I received and I cannot thank everyone enough for making this Christmas truly special. Obviously I am not bragging I just wanted to share with you what I received on the day.

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YSL – Black Opium Perfume. 

I smelt this a few months back & fell in love with this scent. I’m awful at describing scents but it is on the sweeter side and I could not be happier to add this to my perfume collection.

Lush – Snow Fairy Shower Gel.

Now this is my all time favourite scent from lush and I love it at Christmas time when this comes out. I actually received multiple bottles of this which I am hoping will last me a good couple of months of the year before it comes out again.

NARS – All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.

I have wanted a new foundation for a while and I read a load of reviews and decided that this is the one I wanted to go for. I went into Space NK to get colour matched and to try it and I fell in love. I am so happy I have this foundation in my life, it is simply amazing! I will be writing a full review on this so keep an eye out for this on my blog!

Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish 

A firm favourite in my skincare routine and my lovely boyfriend took a sneaky picture a few months back while we were shopping and picked this up for me. I am now stocked up, so hopefully I won’t run out anytime soon.

YSL – Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils 

Now, I haven’t heard much about this product and I have never owned a YSL mascara. I am so excited to try this out and see how it works on my lashes.

Charlotte Tilbury – Eye Shadow Pallet The Dolche Vita 

I have a quad from Charlotte Tilbury and I loved the formula of the eye shadows. They are beautiful so I was so happy to receive this and add it to my collection. The colours are absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to start playing around with this to see what looks I can achieve.

Kiko – Power Pro Nail Lacquer in 98 

I love Kiko as a brand, I have a few of their nail polishes so I am excited to try this one out as I haven’t had this formula before. I love the colour, it is a beautiful berry red colour with a little bit of sparkle. Perfect for this time of year!

Beauty Blender 

I love using beauty blenders to apply my concealer and I was so happy to receive a new one as my current one is not looking to pretty.

Kiko – Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 314

I love this formula of lipstick and I was so happy to receive a shade I haven’t got. This is a beautiful purple shade which I love, I am really loving purple on my lips at the moment so I am super excited to put this on my lips.

Elizabeth Arden – Moisturizing Lipstick in Pretty Pink 

I have never tried anything from Elizabeth Arden before and a lipstick is always a winner for me. My lovely boyfriend surprisingly picked this out for me and I can’t wait to try this out, again I will be posting a review on this so I will let you know what I think.

NARS – Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla 

I have wanted this concealer for the longest time. So many people have raved about this concealer and I am so happy I can finally add this to my collection. I really hope it lives up to my expectations.

What was your favourite gift you received this Christmas?

-A x

 

December Buys

Hello my lovelies,

So although most people don’t buy a lot for themselves in December due to the Christmas period I on the other hand went a little mad. I received some vouchers prior to the festive period and I thought I might as well spend them. I mean technically I was just buying Christmas presents for myself and that is acceptable right?

There are a lot of things I have been wanting to try for a long time and I thought now was the time to buy them. I also picked up a few bits that I have had previously and I couldn’t wait to repurchase them! I’m always scared of running out of a product that I love so I always quickly rush to the shops to repurchase so I don’t ever run out. Does anyone else do that or is it just me?

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AMAZON

The first place I had a little splurge was Amazon, although I brought other bits I thought I would share with you my beauty purchases. I didn’t realise you can buy so much beauty products on Amazon – who knew!? I suppose you learn something new every day!

Technic – Highlighting Powder. See Here

Now I have never tried anything from Technic before and I thought now was a good time to do so. I love a good highlighter and the colour is a lovely pink shade with not too much sparkle. I will of course do a review on this when I have played around with it.

Technic – Contour Stix See Here

Again another Technic product, I thought I would choose a few to see what the brand was like. I have always been interested in contouring sticks, in the hope it will make the whole process easier! I have the Maybelline one, but it also has the highlighter on the same stick which I don’t use. As these were separate I thought this would be perfect to try. Of course I will do a review and let you know how I get on.

Garnier – Skin Active Moisture Bomb Moisturiser See Here

I have heard a lot about this range especially the tissue mask that they have brought out and I was on the hunt to try a new moisturiser. I am hoping this will live up to my expectations!

Barry M – Chisel Cheeks Contour Creams See Here

I haven’t brought anything from Barry M in quite some time, if I do it is normally their fantastic range of nail polishes. When I was browsing I saw this duo and I thought I would give it a go. As you know I am interested in trying new contour sticks so I’ll be interested to see what these are like against the Technic version!

Elf – Blush Palette in Dark See Here

Elf used to be a brand when I was a lot younger that I loved. Unfortunately it is becoming increasingly harder to get these products in the UK. When I saw them on Amazon I jumped at the chance to buy something to see what they were like again. I love blushes and haven’t purchased any in a while so I thought the palette was a good place to start.

L’Oreal – Pure Clay Detox Mask  & Purity Mask See Here

 I have heard a lot about these masks in the blogging/YouTube world and I thought now was the time to purchase them. I love face masks and I think it’s good to have a variety of different ones depending on what your skin needs. I didn’t pick up the brightening one as out of the 3 I didn’t feel like my skin needs this. I will get back to you on what I think of these!

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BOOTS 

I love a good shop in Boots, who doesn’t. I can spend hours in the shop walking up and down the aisles seeing whats new, I was however very refrained on this trip and brought what I call essentials!

Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Cherry. See Here

This is my holy grail dry shampoo, I could not live without it – it’s a life saver! I’m not sure why I always go towards the cherry scent I don’t think they have such a strong scent but I have gone through countless bottles of this and the one I currently have is running out.

Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish See Here

As you may of guessed from reading my previous posts I love Liz Earle. I haven’t had one of these for a couple of months and I thought it was time to treat myself to a new one. I cannot wait to start using this again!

Simple – Facial Wash Gel See Here

I don’t think I have ever used any other face wash for years, my current one is starting to run out and I thought I would stock up before it does. I used this every time I am in the shower to wash my face and my skin feels so clean and smooth after I use this.

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LITTLEWOODS 

This is never a place I would normally shop, but my lovely boyfriend said I could buy a few bits from the website as he had credit in his account so I thought why not. They have an amazing range of beauty products & it took me forever to choose!

L’Oreal – Color Riche Matte in 430, Mon Jules See Here

I have never had anything from the Colour Riche range before and I thought it would be a perfect time to try it. I love matte lipsticks and I have heard so many good things about this formula especially this colour. I love a dark lip so it’s perfect for this time of year, I cannot wait to try it out!

L’Oreal – Colour Riche Matte in Blake’s Red

Unfortunately I can’t find this on the Littlewoods website anymore but I know that you can probably find it in your local drugstore. I don’t own too many red lipsticks and I thought I would pick another up from the same range. Here’s hoping I like the formula!

NYX – Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo See Here

I think everyone and their dog has one of these lip creams apart from me. I was overdue purchasing one of these and I was debating on the color for such a long time. In the end I went for Monte Carlo which is a beautiful dark red colour. I will let you know how I get on with the formula. I am hoping I love it as there are so many beautiful shades in the range.

L’Oreal – Infallible 24H Matte Foundation See Here

I have been on the hunt for a new drugstore foundation for a long time. I wanted to try something new and I heard so many good reviews I decided to pick it up. I got the shade Vanilla which is one of the lightest shades in the collection so fingers crossed I have colour matched myself correctly!

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That is everything I have brought in the month of December & I cannot wait to start using them! Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think of them.

-A x

 

 

This Time Next Year – Tag

Hello my lovelies,

So it’s getting to that time of the year to think about all what you have achieved this year and what you want to achieve next year. I was tagged by the lovely Alys George to do the ‘This Time Next Year Tag’. Now this year hasn’t been a brilliant one there has been lots of ups and downs, but I do have my sights on what I was to achieve by this time next year.

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The rules are;

Thank the person who tagged you

Write your goals for next year

Write how you’re going to achieve your goals

Tag at least 5 of your blogger friends to share their goals

Then if you wish in 365 days write a post for everyone to see if you have been successful or not!

My Blog

As I have only recently started my blog, I was merely seeing if people wanted to read what I have got to say. I think in the early part of January when my blog has settled a bit in the community I will start looking at what I really want to achieve with numbers etc. My hopes are that I am still continuing with my blog and I love it as much as I do now. It has been a great outlet for me recently I am so thankful that the blogging community along with my friends and family are so supportive of me.

Photography 

I want to up my photography game and invest in a camera. This is for my blog along with capturing moments with my friends and family and the places I visit. I’m normally the person that forgets to take any pictures because I’m so in the moment with who I am with or the places I visit.

Family & Friends 

I want to make sure I spend time with the people I truly value in life. I have been stuck in a rut recently and not wanting to see many people. I have learnt recently who really do stick by me and I want to appreciate and spend time with them more.

Travelling

Now I love to go on holiday, mainly beach holidays as I always love to soak up a bit of sun and relax. I think as I am growing up I realise there are so many places I want to visit cities mainly rather than just going on holiday to chill. I want to explore places, tick things off my bucket list and learn new things.

Worry Less 

This is quite a big thing for me and for the past 3 months all I have been doing is worrying. I want to be able to take a step back, be a little selfish sometimes without worrying about what might happen. I want to act my age a little more rather than feeling like an adult who has the world on their shoulders. I think this is the toughest thing on this list but will be the most satisfying to achieve. Where does worrying get you anyway!?

I tag:

@christielouize
@ThreeBrits
@lovelibbyxx
@FranNamik
@chloemtommo

-A x

Hairstyle – Messy Up-do Bun

Hello my lovelies,

So I wanted to share with you a messy style bun which you can wear for any occasion. I wouldn’t say this is an everyday style as it takes around 30/40 minutes to do but this would be great if you were going out for the day or to a wedding where you need your hair to stay in place all day.

I have got more experimental with my hair recently and I am really enjoying it. This one I kind of did on a whim when I was playing around with my hair but I love the finished look and it is a little different.

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I first curled my hair with my GHD straighteners. If I was to curl my hair and leave it down I would normally use a curling wand, but the straighteners gave me a perfect relaxed curl which I think works with this look. Once my hair was all curled, I tied the part of my hair that falls on my crown, just into a pony tail. I then grabbed pieces of my curled hair and clipped them around this pony tail to create a bun shape.

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There were some pieces that I backcombed just to give a little volume to so it doesn’t look flat. When I was happy with all the pieces of my hair I sprayed my hair with dry shampoo just to bring out the blonde in my hair a little more and make sure it looked clean and smooth. I’m not saying my hair is dirty but it gives a better finish!

I really love the result of this hairstyle, it is perfect for a wedding or an event where you can’t touch up your hair. With the amount of hairspray used trust me your hair will not budge. Maybe not the best for a night on the town though as with all the pins its a bugger to make sure you have got them all out. I’m not a fan of sleeping in buns anyway they really hurt my head!

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Let me know what you think of this hair style. More will be coming soon!

-A x

The Christmas Tag

Hello my lovelies,

So this is a little different and isn’t beauty but I was tagged by wonderful girls over at Three Brits & I thought I would give it a go as it’s Christmas.

For me, Christmas simply is the best time of the year it starts on the 1st November! I love everything about Christmas the food, seeing family and friends & the giving and receiving of presents along with everything else.

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WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS FILMS?
My all time favourite Christmas film has got to be Elf closely followed by Home Alone 1 & 2 (who even watches the third and fourth ones!?)

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A WHITE CHRISTMAS?
I don’t think so, if I have it would of be the tiniest amount. It’s not what I would call a true white Christmas which I am forever dreaming of..

WHERE DO YOU USUALLY SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY?
I always spend it at my house with my immediate family and my boyfriend in the evening.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONG?
Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You. A total classic that gets me into the festive spirit.

DO YOU OPEN ANY PRESENTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE?
No we never have done, until this year as our Christmas will be a little different. We will be opening one present from ‘Santa’ along with my Christmas Eve box (which I have never had before) from my amazing little sister

CAN YOU NAME ALL OF SANTA’S REINDEER?
Erm – Rudolph, Donna, Blitzen, Prancer, Vixen? I totally suck at this..

WHAT HOLIDAY TRADITIONS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR MOST THIS YEAR?
Just being with all my family under one roof! We don’t get this very often as we are all getting older and my older sister has moved out. It’s truly something special and we are a pretty close family.

IS YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE REAL OR FAKE?
We have 5 fake ones, but we have the Christmas tree in scents so they smell of the real thing. Does that count?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY FOOD / SWEET OF ALL TIME?
Homemade mince pies, you can’t beat it.

BE HONEST: DO YOU LIKE RECEIVING OR GIVING GIFTS BETTER?
I love giving gifts, to see someone’s face when they open it is a picture and it makes me so happy when I know how much thought has gone into it. Lets be honest though who doesn’t like receiving a gift!?

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM PLACE TO VISIT FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON?
Where better place to go than Lapland!? How cool would that be!

ARE YOU A PRO PRESENT WRAPPER OR A PRO FAILURE?
I am a pro failure sadly, but I am getting every year!

WHAT MADE YOU REALISE THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA?
I was probably about 10 and we came home from a night out on Christmas Eve and we went straight to bed however I couldn’t sleep and my mum came into my room to put my presents in my stocking. I was gutted. I pretended to believe for a long time though as my sister was still young and my mum went to so much effort.

DO YOU MAKE NEW YEARS RESOLUTION, AND DO YOU STICK TO IT?
I do make New Years Resolutions but I never stick to them. I’m not sure why I make them!

I hope you enjoyed this, I love reading about how people celebrate Christmas. I hope everyone has a truly wonderful Christmas spent with your loved ones!

-A x

Cleansers VS Make Up Wipes

Hello my lovelies,

There has always been a debate on using Make Up Wipes and a lot of bloggers and influential people in the beauty world will tell you do not use them. Unless you want to pay £20+ for a pack and again they still don’t really compete. Now this post is inspired by some of my lovely friends who having been asking me how I have such clear skin and how I take up my make up off. To my shock I found out that to remove their make up they use a make up wipe and that’s it no moisturiser nothing. I’m no skin care guru and I don’t claim to be but I thought I would explain the difference of the two and the pro’s and con’s.

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Cleansers 

Now, there are 100’s of different cleansers on the market from creams to oils and they do a fantastic job. Not only do they remove your make up they actually clean your skin. They always have a lot of skin care benefits enriched with vitamins  that your skin needs.  These are just a few of mine, I started using cleansers around 3/4 years ago and I have never looked back. In one sitting my make up can be removed and my skin feels clean and smooth.

With most cleansers you smooth it onto the skin and remove with warm water and a flannel. Now, some evenings I am lazy and can’t be bothered to do this so I would reach for a cleansing milk instead – not make up wipes! I am a firm believer in taking time with your skin and some products won’t agree with your skin for whatever reason but there are always products out there for everyone.

Pro’s 

Better for your skin

Deep Cleanses the skin

Smooths skin

Hydrates the skin

Removes dead skin cells from your face

Con’s 

Normally more expensive than make up wipes

Slightly time consuming

Will always need to have a flannel with you

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Make Up Wipes

When I was younger I used these all the time to remove my make up. They were quick and easy and I didn’t really think about what it was doing to my skin. As I got older and I applied more make up I realised that it became that little bit harder to remove. My skin would become red and blotchy and was extremely dry after use. I didn’t like the feel of how it left my skin after I had taken my make up off. I felt like all the goodness had been drawn from face – it was horrible!

Now I’m not saying that they are a bad product I occasionally use them when I am extremely lazy and that’s the closest thing to me but the next morning my skin looks and feels horrible and I instantly regret it.

The only way I would be able to use this is to take my make up off with wipes and then cleanse which would then follow with the rest of my routine. To me that is a lot more effort and I’m adding another step which I don’t need to do. I think people that use make up wipes forget that you still need to look after your skin and inject goodness back in. I always think you wouldn’t wash your hair without conditioner and the cleanser, toner and night cream is exactly that.

Pro’s

Cheap to buy

Quick and Easy

Can be effective with minimal make up on

Con’s 

Dries the skin out

Does not deep clean the skin

Does not moisturise or give any goodness to the skin.

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After actually highlighting all of this I believe it is a no brainer that a cleanser is a lot better than make up wipes. They have skin care benefits that most make up wipes simply cannot compete with. I know when your young it’s easy to pick up wipes and they do their job but I believe it is crucial to look after your skin when you are young and that includes making sure make up it taken off correctly.

A few of my friends explain about their spots and redness and while some of these are hormonal and their are other reasons I am certain that having a good skincare routine would help their skin and spots would not be as painful and severe. A cleanser would massively help with this and you are giving your skin a chance to be properly cleaned and dead skin cells to be removed which make up wipes simply cannot do.

These are merely my opinions and I am not trying to make anyone buy something they aren’t comfortable with. I just want people to be aware that there are so many products on the market that will dramatically change your skin. If you are happy using make up wipes then that’s cool but make sure you at least moisturise to give your skin a chance.

I hope this has helped and let me know where you fall on this debate!

-A x

Top 3 – Face Masks

Hello my lovelies,

My next installment is on my favourite face masks. They are an essential part in a pamper routine and a perfect way to de-stress and relax. Whether your in the bath or reading a book for 15 minutes it’s time for your face to have a detox and top up on some goodness that your skin may be lacking.

I have tried and tested many face masks in my time and I much prefer face masks that come in a bottle or tub that you can use again and again rather than buying the sachets it seems much more cost effective to me.

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1.The Body Shop – Warming Mineral Mask

Unfortunately the one I have seems to have been discontinued which makes me very sad, but there is a similar one here

This face mask is a self warming clay mask. Now this worried me a little about it heating up on my face but actually I love it. It’s very thick as you can imagine with a clay mask and when you are moving it around the skin it starts to warm up. It’s a very strange but satisfying feeling. It’s a deep cleansing treatment for your skin which is aimed at opening your pores to get all of the rubbish out of your skin. It has ginger and cinnamon oils to purify and improve the condition of your skin.

I leave this on my face for around 15 minutes, I like to give it time to sink right into my skin. When I take it off my skin feels amazing, it’s so soft and my pores always look so much better. Luckily this is for all skin types so everyone is a winner! I think clay treatments are my favourite and I love the results this face mask gives me!

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2. Simple – Kind to Skin Deep Cleansing Face Mask £3.99 See Here

I love Simple as a skin care brand I think their products are amazing for the price and this one does not disappoint. It has lots of different vitamins in that draw out the dirt deep within your skin along with eliminating dead skin cells.  It has the typical Simple scent that shouldn’t offend anyone which actually I like because I’m a little picky when it comes to scents. This face mask is more cream based and isn’t as thick.

I leave this face mask on for around 10 minutes and then remove. I guess you could leave this on for as long as you want because it will not get hard so you can’t move your mouth like a clay mask. I use this when my skin is in fairly good condition and just want to add some goodness into my skin. I normally use this in my pamper routine because I can leave it on for as a long as I want while I am doing other things. I believe this for all skin types again so perfect if you are on the hunt for a new mask!

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3. Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask £15.75 See Here

Last by no means least it’s a Liz Earle face mask, no shocker here. I don’t think I can do a skincare post without including something from this brand. I actually received this free with another Liz Earle product and I was so excited to try it. I think this is my most favourite one, it is always the one I reach for. Again this is another clay mask which purifies and regulates oiliness. I get an oily T-Zone so I always like to use products that will help combat this. It has quite a strong smell, which is the only draw back to this it’s a rather earthy scent but I put this down to the clay used.

Every time I use this product my face is glowing after. My skin feels so soft and clean for days after. I sometimes find that face masks look amazing as soon as they have been taken off and the next day your skin doesn’t look as good but this one does! I leave this on until I can’t move my mouth, yes I’m one of those people – I just love the feeling of it! This face mask is targeted towards people who have combination, oily or problem prone skin which I guess this is all of us at some point. I wouldn’t recommend this to people who have sensitive skin though due to the ingredients in the mask.

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Let me know what your favourite mask is – I am always on the hunt to try new ones!

-A x

 

Everyday Make Up – Winter Edition

Hello my lovelies,

I have recently shaken up my make up to match the cold and rainy winter season. At this time of the year the darker lip comes out along with the gold shimmery eye shadows and a lot more highlight! I thought I would share with you what make-up I wear on a day to day basis for this time of year.

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Products Used:

Base

Laura Mercier – Foundation Primer

Rimmel London – Match Perfection Foundation in 103 True Ivory

Collection – Lasting Perfection Concealer in 2 Cool Medium

Chanel – Natural Finish Pressed Powder Powder in Translucent

Natural Collection – Loose Powder in Neutral Translucent

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Eyebrows 

Benefit – Ka Brow in shade 4

Benefit – Precisely, My Brow Pencil in Shade 4

Miss Sporty – Just Clear Mascara

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Eyes

Chanel – Illusion D’Ombre in Mirage

Soap and Glory – Supercat Liner in Black

NYX – Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Lancome – Hypnose Mascara

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Face 

Maybelline – Master Contour in Medium

MAC – Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

MAC – Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze

Revolution – Blush Palette in Blush Queen

MAC – Minralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle

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Lips

Maybelline – Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in 310 Berry Much

Rimmel London – Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in shade 30

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I love a bold lip at this time of the year, in fact the whole year but I love bringing the berry and red shades out. It’s not an OTT look and is perfect for everyday. I love having a sparkle on my eyes and really anywhere around my face! I hope you like this look, I’m sure I will be doing more of these as I love sharing what products I use.

Looking at all the makeup it’s nice that I use a mix of high and low end make up you don’t realise until you have it all in front of you exactly what you use. It also looks like I use an awful lot of products – I don’t travel light when I am going anywhere, especially in the makeup department!

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-A x

Make Up Tag with my Boyfriend

Hello my lovelies

I hope you are all doing well. I thought I would do something a little different and test my boyfriend on his makeup knowledge. I thought it would be funny to test exactly how much he knows as he thinks he has a good knowledge of makeup! I have seen this on a few people’s blogs and I thought I would give this a go.

1. How much do you think you know about makeup? 

A lot considering how much I buy you! 

2. Have you ever brought me makeup item that you had no idea what it was for? 

No – I pretty much know what I buy you and how you use it.

3. Name something you have brought me 

Erm, a Dior lipgloss 

If I’m honest this was a impressive present that I didn’t ask for!

4. Describe the item 

It’s in a tall plastic container, it has a Dior logo on it. It is a square shape and the top you twist to open and there was a bobble on top. I think the packaging was silver… 

In the next part I’m going to give you make up items and you need to describe what they are:

Concealer – 

Isn’t it a creamy colour which makes your face a lot smoother and covers up your spots? 

Im not too sure the colour is cream but I suppose he is half right!

Mascara – 

A dark black colour that you apply on your eyelashes. It curls them and makes them look darker 

Not sure how you get dark black, but near enough

Foundation – 

It gives the skin a better look, makes your face look brighter and you put this on after concealer. It’s a creamy colour and if you out too much on it make you look tangoed. 

For the record I apply my foundation before concealer, but good try!

Strobing – 

Never heard of it.. 

Lipstick – 

You get loads of different colours of this. It makes your lips stand out more. You can get different types of lipstick including matte, gloss and shimmer. You can also apply a lip liner before lipstick. 

Impressive!

Lipgloss – 

Gives your lips a shine. They can moisturise the lips too! 

Eyeshadow – 

You get loads of different colours, makes your eyes look brighter 

Umm not sure about this answer…

Bronzer – 

Gives you a final colour in your face, a bronze colour on your cheeks. Gives your face a shine 

Not convinced with this answer either!

Highlighter – 

You put it under your eyes don’t you.. 

Contour – 

I don’t know 

Brow Gel – 

It’s for your eyebrows, they are slick. Sets them in shape and combs your hairs 

Primer – 

You use it before you apply makeup. It protects and moisturises and makes your makeup stay on all day. 

That’s a pretty good attempt..

BB Cream-  

I don’t know 

Micellar Water – 

This gets rid of your makeup and cleanses your face 

Eyeliner- 

You apply it on your lash line, it’s normally black 

Blusher – 

Gives your rosey cheeks! 

Was this hard? 

Yes, harder than I thought! 

Do you think you could do my makeup the same way I do it? 

No – because you’re much better at it than me and it looks good on you. 

How cute is he!?

Thank you to my lovely boyfriend Tom for participating in this! Have you done this with your boyfriend? It’s a real eye opener to how much they pay attention!

-A x

Review- Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean

Hello my lovelies,

Last month I picked up the Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk from Boots for this first time. I had never used any Soap and Glory skincare before and was very eager to get try some, starting with this product. I have been using this over the past couple of weeks and I thought I would share with you how I feel about it.

soap-glory

I picked this up for £8 in boots See Here which I thought was a reasonable price for a cleanser and you receive 350ml in this bottle. I love using these types of products to remove my makeup the two I normally go to are the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and the Ren Hot Cloth Cleanser. However, a beauty lover like me I am always on the hunt to try new things.

I love Soap and Glory packaging it is quirky and inviting to the eye. Unfortunately most of their bath and shower scents are not for me – I’m sorry I know I’ll be in a minority! As this was a peach scent, as the name suggests, and not overpowering in the bottle I thought I would give it a go.  I love that it comes with a standard pump and there is no need for a lid as I always seem to loose these!

The first time I used this product I made sure I had a full face of make up on. To apply this you put the cleanser onto dry skin, I wanted to see exactly what this cleanser could do. I take around 4 pumps from the bottle and I am good to go. It is a beautiful light scent of peach and the consistency of the cleanser was not too thick and sunk into the skin beautifully. It wiped my lipstick straight off and the rest of my face makeup off.

However, it does take me a little while to remove my eye makeup especially my mascara. Although it doesn’t irritate my eyes I’m sure I’m standing rubbing my eyes for quite some time! I wash this off with a warm hot flannel and all contents of makeup are removed from my skin. I always notice how soft my skin feels after using this, before continuing with the rest of my skincare routine – It feels like a dream! I did test exactly how good this cleanser was with removing my makeup by going round with some miceller water on my face to check for any traces. To my surprise there wasn’t a single trace including on my eyes – how impressive!?

The cleanser claims to be a 4 in 1 product, which is to be purifying and clarifying, dissolves make up, energises and smooths. Now I would definitely agree that is dissolves makeup and that it smooths my skin. I would say that it is purifying and clarifying to a certain extent but to know how this really reacts with my skin and to see if it energises I think I will need to continue to use this for a longer period of time to notice a real difference.

Overall I am seriously impressed with this cleanser and I am sure it will become one of my favorite cleaners very quickly! Especially for the price point it really is amazing it definitely contends with my more expensive cleansers like Liz Earle. I know a lot of people say you should invest money into your skincare but I don’t think you need to especially with products like this on the market!

Let me know if you have tried this product and what you think of it!

-A x