Current Beauty Favourites

Hello my lovelies,

So normally, I would do this monthly but as I had a little break I thought it would be worth rounding up my current favourites over the last few months and then I can get back into monthly favourites. So much has gone on in the past few months and how in the world are we now in October!? The months are going quicker and quicker  – the countdown to Christmas is well and truly on for me!

Estee Lauder – Bronze Goddess Powder in 03 Medium Deep see here

I brought this for myself over the summer, I had wanted this for a long time and I thought why the hell not treat myself! It’s pretty pricey but it’s such a lovely bronzer. It has such a big pan so you can swish your brush around like no mans business. It’s near enough matte which I much prefer, there are a few specs of glitters that catch my eye but nothing major I promise. I’m still using it even in the colder months I just love it. It’s the perfect colour for me – this I think is the nicest bronzer I have ever used and in my opinion well worth the investment!

Clinique – Take The Day Off Balm see here

I have had this collection for a little while and I wanted to spruce my cleansing routine up so I decided a balm was the way to go. This stuff is magical, it really does take everything off my face and I never feel like I have to double cleanse which is a winner in my book! What gives this cleanser a gold star is that it’s a miracle worker at getting the most toughest mascara off my lashes. There is nothing that this stuff can’t handle! I didn’t think I would love a balm as much as I do this once but I’m coming to the end of this and thinking I really need to pick another one of these up.. I’m converted!

Benefit – Precisely My Brow Pencil in Shade 4 see here

So if you have read my last post here or have read my blog for a while then you know I adore this product. For a long time I used this mainly for filling in the front of my brows only which worked wonders. However I wasn’t happy with the look of the rest of my brows so I decided to to use this baby all over and my oh my it’s a game changer. My eyebrows look so much better and I take a lot less time in the mornings getting ready. I just find it so easy to use and the pigmentation is amazing. Light hands is the way forward but really I struggle to go wrong with this pencil! Plus I do love this snazzy packaging people may think it’s a little OTT but for me it’s a winner.

MAC – Prep & Prime Fix+ see here

I don’t know how this has only come into my life this year. I picked this up at IMATS  and even then I was sceptical as to whether I would use it. I don’t really use setting sprays but I thought because so many people love this that I would give it a go. I just can’t stop using it. I spritz this every time I apply make up. It makes my face look a little less flat and matte but not so much that I look like an oily mess. I really feel like my make up lasts so much longer because of this. I am now sold with this and I am sure this will now be a staple item in my make up collection!

Rimmel – Lasting Finish Foundation in 200 Soft Beige see here

This is my new favourite drug store foundation. I had this in my collection for a while and rarely used it – not sure why. I then gave it a good go and used it for a couple of days and I just fell in love. Annoyingly when I fell in love with it, it was then empty and I had no idea so I had to rush out and buy another. I actually mentioned this little baby in my recent Empties Post. I just find that this is so easy to apply and I never have any issues with applications or the longevity of this. This is a little different for me as I am very much a matte foundation girl and this is more on the dewy finish. I have made it work for me though and I just powder, I just love the finish it gives. Seriously if you haven’t tried this foundation out you need to give it a go!

Too Faced – Melted Matte Lipstick in Queen B see here

I’m not really a pink lipped sort of girl and when I brought this last year I was like come on Alice lets be brave and try something new. It’s a beautiful pink/mauve shade and is something so different to anything I own. I have gone through phases or wearing this and at the moment I am obsessed and have been for a good solid couple of months now this is pretty much all I wear. It’s so comfortable on the lips and lasts a fairly long time, I keep meaning to pick up more colours of this as I really enjoy the formula. I also am in love with the name. Obviously I feel like a queen b whilst wearing this!

Huda Beauty – Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette see here

I really am obsessed with the palette. No doubt about it. It’s pretty much the only eye shadow I have been wearing for about 3 months now and it still looks like I haven’t really made a dent in the colours. Hands down this is well worth the investment because the pigmentation and the formula of these are incredible. I constantly wear these shades and although they look pretty crazy colours they are actually so wearable. I need to give my other palettes a bit of a chance but I can’t seem to put this one down. I have written a full review of this here if you would like a little bit more info.

Chanel – Natural Finished Pressed Powder in Translucent see here

So I’m not normally one to use expensive powders as personally I don’t think there is any need to. However I was gifted this a little while ago by my boyfriend and to be honest I was too scared to use it. Recently I was like, come on it needs to be used no matter what the price tag was. I’m sure I’m not the only one that uses more expensive make up for special occasions! I’m so glad I got using this because my oh my it’s pretty special. It’s so light on the face and never feels cakey. It sets my make up in place and I can’t tell you how good my skin looks. Effortlessly as well. I honestly think when I use this up I may have to repurchase another one. Sorry Rimmel I think I have found a new powder!

Let me know what your favourite products are at the moment and whether you have tried any of the products I have mentioned!

-A x

Empties #17

Hello my lovelies,

Another empties post, although I haven’t done one of these for a while I know another one will be coming very soon. I can go a week or so without using anything up and then all of a sudden I finish everything at once. As I have quite a few products in my basket I thought I’d ensure there is a mix of products in each post just so there is something for everyone.

Benefit – Precisely my Brow Pencil in Shade 4 see here

So if you have read my blog for a while you will know that I LOVE this brow pencil, I am obsessed. I mentioned it in my Top 3 Eyebrow Products and it is still there grabbing the top spot. Up until recently though I used this mainly to finish off my brows and ensure that the shape was right, now I use it for my whole brow with the use of no other products and I have fallen in love with it even more – I didn’t know this was even possible. It creates such a natural brow and I love the finish. I did mention in my recent Sephora Haul that I will be comparing the ABH Brow Whiz as I now have both so watch out for that!

Obviously I have already purchased this and to be honest I have gone through so many I don’t see myself stopping buying anything else anytime soon. Benefit’s brow range really is great, if you are unsure on what to go for, head to your local Benefit and they are more than happy to test the products out on you and find the right one for you.

Too Faced – Better than Sex Mascara see here

So, a lot of people love this and I mean really praise that it is an amazing mascara. It took me a long time to finally accept that I needed to try it out and I was lucky enough to receive two at once for my birthday last year. Now, don’t get me wrong it’s a good mascara but was I wowed by it? No. It gives volume and my lashes look nice but I find this very flaky and it is rather annoying. I think there are better mascaras out there that are around the same price point or actually lower. If you still want to try it, I would suggest buying a mini version to make sure you like it.

I still have another one of these to get through but it’s just not something I reach for very often. I just have better mascaras in my collection which I much prefer. I’m sorry to all you fans out there of this mascara but it just isn’t my favourite. I don’t think after I have got through my next tube I will be repurchasing.

Gariner – Fresh Radiance Boosting Scrub see here

At first, I didn’t think was my cup of tea. I like a scrub that is fairly thick, I just feel like it works with my skin better and also my skin can take it. However, I persevered because the scent is amazing. It is this beautiful orange citrus scent that really does make me want to use this. I’m so glad I carried on because I really enjoyed this and I think my skin did too. Although the scrub in finer it still works wonders on the skin and I feel like my skin looks a whole load brighter after using this.

By the end I was gutted that it was all gone as I would happily continue using it. I have a lot of exfoliators/scrubs in my collection so I will use some of those up first but I will keep an eye out for it when I’m shopping for a new exfoliator.

Rimmel – Lasting Finish Foundation in 200 Soft Beige see here

I think, currently this is one of my favourite drug store foundations. I was so annoyed as I went to use this and realised it has pretty much run out. I very quickly repurchased this as I just find if my skin is not playing ball I can pop this foundation on and I feel a lot more presentable to the world. This is different to a lot of my foundations with it not being matte. I am more oily than anything else but I don’t have any problems with this at all. The longevity of this is incredible and although I have tested the whole 25 hour claim I would say a solid 14 hours and it’s still battling on.

It has been a massive saviour in the summer with SPF 20 in it, it’s just one less layer of cream on my face and it has saved me I’m sure when it comes to not burning my face. I don’t see this foundation being talked about an awful lot in the blogging community but for me I flipping love it. Whether you have dry, normal or combination skin I think you can happily makes this work.

Lush – Snow Fairy Shower Gel see here

You may be thinking, hun this has only just been released again. Yes I know, but I stock up around Christmas time so I can use this all year round. I love it too much to just appreciate it for only a couple months of the year. It is a little pricey for a shower gel but it is so worth it. If you are into your sweeter scents then this right up your street. If you have never tired it though, seriously where have you been!? I won’t delve into my love for this too much because I could write pages and pages, yes I am addicted.

I believe I still have another bottle in my stocks to use but I am sure I will be stocking up now I know it has been released again and of course it will be going on my Christmas list so if you want to get me something this right here makes my life complete!

Herbal Essences – Hello Hydration Conditioner see here

I am a big lover of Herbal Essences. I have tired a lot of their different ranges and there aren’t many I don’t like. This I would say is my favourite as dry ends is something I really struggle with. It helps that it’s cheap and cheerful but it really is good for the price point. I notice the difference when I change to a different brand, my hair just doesn’t seem the same. I recently had a hair cut – I hadn’t had once for over a year, I know it’s bad. But with the hair cut and using this my hair is in great condition!

I have a few conditioners to use in my collection before I go out and buy something new but I always go back to this especially when it’s on offer which it quite often is, I just can’t refuse.

MAC – Velvet Teddy Lipstick see here

Sorry, how in the world did did these lipsticks creep up to £17.50!? If you are going to buy a lipstick MAC is the place to go however, wow they are getting expensive. This is a proud moment for me because this is the first lipstick I have EVER finished. I knew it was going to be this because the shade is just great. This is the shade that set off my love affair with brown toned lips, I barely wear anything other than brown now. This is a great lipstick and if you are still on the fence about it I would totally put it on your wish-list. Especially with a lip liner underneath it’s just a beautiful shade.

This the one product I will be keeping hold of for my back-to-MAC I just need one more product to then be able to pick up a free eye shadow or lipstick. If I am honest I think I will just get this little baby because I really miss it in my collection but I’m not convinced I want to pay £17.50 for it!

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Micro Blur Fix see here

Again if you have read any primer related posts from me you will know that this is currently my favourite primer, and to be honest I don’t see that changing any time soon. If you prefer a more silicone based primer then this is worth giving a go. I find that for my oily skin this works wonders and I am never left disappointed by it. You only need a little bit on your face and I really notice the difference when I don’t wear this. I have actually written a full review on this here so if you want to know more than this may help.

Of course I have already repurchased this and I will continue to for the foreseeable future. TK MAXX is a good place to pick up nip + fab a little cheaper than the drug store. Having said that drug stores always have offers on with nip + fab or 3 for 2 so it’s definitely worth looking into.

Primark – PS Oval Cotton Pads

Of course these are in here, they make an appearance near enough every empties post. These cotton pads really are the only ones I will use and I don’t see this changing anytime soon. Every time I pop into Primark I am always stocking up on these babies I mean for 90p you really can’t go wrong. They are a lot more durable than a lot of other cotton pads on the market. Seriously try them out for yourselves you won’t be disappointed!

Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Cherry see here

Last but by no means least, another regular empties product the holy grail hair product my dry shampoo. I honestly don’t know how I coped before using dry shampoo and in particular Batiste. It’s just incredible and to be honest I don’t need to try another dry shampoo because I know that this does the job. I can’t  just have one of these in my draws I always have to have another one as a back up in case I run out. What’s your favourite scent as I feel I just use the same two!

Congratulations if you made it to the end of the post! I didn’t realise how long this will be, but you all earn yourself a gold star. Let me know if you have tired any of these products and what your thoughts are on them. I’d love to know!

-A x

Current Everyday Makeup Routine

Hello my lovelies,

I haven’t written one of these posts in the longest time! Whenever I have a ‘good’ makeup day I always forget to share what I have been using. In recent months I have completely changed it up mainly with my eyeshadow and trying new colours! I have finally gone away from the standard brown tones and mixed it up a little with more of an orange tone and I’m loving it! Some things don’t really change for me like my brows, in this case I stick to what I know works! Just an FYI my brushes are dirty but is there any point showing clean ones when I use them everyday? Apologies in advance if this offends you.

If you want to see my previous make up routine you can read all about it here

Base: 

Make Up Forever – Step 1 Radiant Primer

MAC – Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (NW15)

Estee Lauder – Double Wear Concealer (2C Light Medium)

I use my Original Beauty Blender to buff in my foundation & concealer – apologies it’s not clean I use it allll the time!

Brows:

Sleek – Brow Kit (Light)

Zoeva – 317 Wing Liner Brush

Benefit – Precisely my Brow Pencil (Shade 4)

Miss Sporty – Clear Mascara (I know it doesn’t look clear!)

Eyes:

Urban Decay – Primer Potion (Original)

Tarte – Tartelette Toasted Palette (Colours Used: Warmth, Cozy, Fireside & Flame)

Crown – Flat Shader Brush

MAC – 221 Brush

Spectrum – B06 and A15 Brushes

Real Techniques – Accent Brush

L’Oreal – Perfect Slip Eyeliner (Black)

L’Oreal – Volume Million Lashes, So Couture (Black)

Face Products:

Soap & Glory – Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder (Totally Translucent)

Zoeva – 114 Luxe Face Focus Brush (Under the eye)

Spectrum – A00 Brush

Kevin Aucoin – Sculpting Powder (Medium)

Real Techniques – Contour Brush

BECCA – Apres Ski Glow Face Palette (Bronzed Bondi – Bronzer & Winter Berry for Blusher)

Real Techniques – Powder Brush (Bronzer)

Spectrum – C07 Brush (Blusher)

MAC – Minralise Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle

Real Techniques – Setting Brush

Lips:

Too Faced – Melted Matte Lipstick in Queen B

Let me know if you have tried any of these products and your experience with them. Also, I would love to know your views on the look I have achieved!

-A x

November Favourites

Hello my lovelies,

I feel like I write these posts far to often, I mean where is the time going!? This is for me simply the best time of the year. As soon as November 1st hits, the Christmas countdown well and truly begins for me. November all in all has been a good month for me, as you are reading this I am currently in Berlin enjoying all the Christmas markets and stuffing my face with amazing food! I started a new job in November, and I officially have been blogging for a whole year now – incredible! I have actually written a little thank you post, so if you haven’t seen it already go check it out here

Onto my beauty favourites, none of these are necessarily new products. I have been trying to not buy a lot this month in the spirit of Christmas and all I really need to be buying for others!

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NYX – Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette see here

I was kindly gifted this by my best friend earlier on the year for my birthday and I instantly fell in love. I don’t know how I have missed putting this in favourites. I have used this palette almost every day this month! The colours are just beautiful and so easy to wear, they are crazy pigmented as well which is not what I was expecting when I first tried them out. I use these just on their own because the pigmentation is incredible enough however it’s mainly because I have been super busy this month so a swipe of one of these colours is great & I’m good to go! I can see myself using this for a long time to come!

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MakeUp Obsession Highlighter Palette 

This palette was actually made up for me online but the link for the website is here where you can create your own palettes – yes I know it’s amazing! Onto the products, I picked this up earlier this year and I had been wanting to try Make Up Obsession for the longest time. I loved the idea of creating your own palette. For whatever reason I chose to pick up a pre-created palette mainly because there was so much choice! I love every single one of these highlighters and I can see myself buying a lot more of these.

Autumn/Winter calls for highlight, I love highlight all year round but even more so in the colder months and this has been the perfect palette to play around with and create the perfect highlight on my skin. I would say my two favourites out of this are H103 Bronze and H109 Pop which are the two middle shades. Seriously if you haven’t tried this brand before go check them out. They are also stocked in Boots too!

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LA Girl – Pro Conceal in Light Ivory see here

Ok, so I love this concealer. I go through phases of wearing this every single day to completely forgetting about it’s existence. This has been by far my most used and loved concealer of this month. Although I haven’t had a bad month with my skin, the dark circles are really real and this has been the perfect product to cover those bad boys up. I love how much product you get for your money – it just keeps on giving. I love that LA Girl is now so readily available within the UK because it is an amazing brand and more people need to see how wonderful it truly is.

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Bourjois – Bronzing Powder in 52 see here

So hands down for me, this is the best drugstore bronzer on the market. Literally I LOVE it and this month it has been the only bronzer I have worn all month. I just flipping love it. I still don’t know how I haven’t hit pan yet because I use it all the time. For me, it is the perfect bronzing shade regardless of what time of year it is, it just always shines and creates the perfect bronzed look where I need it. I have actually mentioned this in my Top 3 bronzers post so if you want even more reasons to buy this then go ahead and give it a read!

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Too Faced – Melted Matte in Queen B see here

I don’t think I have mentioned this on my blog before and I have no idea why. This product is AMAZING. The colour is stunning and nothing like I have ever worn before. A beautiful mauve colour which compliments my complexion beautifully. The formula is amazing, but what do you expect from a brand like Too Faced. I have worn this so much this month and I don’t think I will be loosing touch with it any time soon. It is my perfect Autumn/Winter lip shade. I never thought I would like a shade like this but you never know until you try!

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Loreal – Hydra Genius see here

So I have been giving this a go this month, I didn’t really know what to expect. It is such a different product on the market especially when it comes to the drugstore. The formula is amazing and feels wonderful on the skin. I really think my skin has improved this month and I think it is down to this little baby. It is seriously a beautiful product and I think that you need to just try it out especially if you are on the fence. I will be writing a full review on this product so keep your eyes peeled!

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Lush – Snow Fairy Shower Gel see here

Last but no means least one of my favourite products EVER. Do I even need to explain why I love this product? This time of the year is all about Snow Fairy, I mean what else would you use!? I am down to my final bottle of this so I need to get buying more of this. If you have never smelt or used this before, like seriously where have you been!? You need to go and smell this for yourselves. I promise you, you won’t regret it. This baby was the start of my Christmas countdown.

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Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts are of them. I’d love to know! PS where are all the Snow Fairy lovers!?

-A x

 

 

 

August Favourites

Hello my lovelies,

I cannot believe another month has flown by! I have had another wonderful month filled with all my favourite people. I have experienced amazing new things and created memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life, along with consuming an awful lot of prosecco, whoops! With August out of the way, it really is near enough autumn time which I am really looking forward to! Who doesn’t love getting out your big scarves, snuggling on the sofa & candles burning!

My favourites this month are all near enough recent purchases, clearly I just can’t stop buying things. My addiction is still going strong and I cannot resist online shopping or wondering the aisles of Boots!

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L’Oreal – Lip Paint/Matte in 212 Nude-Ist see here

So although this is a recent purchase which I picked up in Boots recently I am 100% in love with it. The colour is amazing and is the perfect brown lip which isn’t too in your face. The application is wonderful and formula I really love. It stays on all day and doesn’t become all drying and feel horrible on your lips. This is one of my favourite formulations of lipstick and it’s from the drugstore, WINNING! It’s a shame they don’t have an awful lot of colours out at the moment I am really hoping there will be more because I want them all!

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Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara see here

I have wanted this for the longest time, I have set my sights on it for far too long but weirdly I never brought it for myself. However, with my birthday being last month I did put this on my Birthday Wishlist and I actually ended up with two of them! I was really worried that I had two identical mascaras and I didn’t even know if I liked the blooming thing.

Of course, I fell in love and I don’t know why I waited so long to get it. It is an amazing mascara with a serious amount of volume my eyelashes have never looked so good, I am so impressed with it. It also removes like a dream with all of my cleansers which is another bonus. I would say in all the reviews I have read no one has mentioned how blooming heavy the mascara actually is compared to others, be warned guys you really have to take a tight grip on this one!

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Collection – Contour Kit see here

This is another product I picked up from my recent Boots trip. This has caught my eyes a few times and I decided I should finally pick it up. I have loved the contour shade in this kit, the highlight shade for me is nothing special but I’m happy I paid £4 for the kit just to have the contour shade. It is perfect for my complexion and is a fraction of the price on Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer. I have been gravitating this month more towards this than Hoola so it can only mean good things, especially for my bank balance!

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MAC – Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Show Gold see here

This is something I picked up when I was lucky enough for the lovely ladies at MAC to do my make up. It was a complete dream come true and I loved every second, I would highly recommend doing this if you can! When they applied this highlighter I was impressed, I mean seriously impressed. It’s absolutely beautiful, it’s a golden highlight with lots of specs of glitter. I just fell in love and I needed it. I have applied this almost everyday in the month of August and I don’t think I will be stopping anytime soon. I have also seen that there are another couple of shades I wan’t to get hold of so watch this space!

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Zoeva – Coral Spectrum Palette see here

This is another Birthday gift and again it was on my Birthday Wishlist I was so happy to get my hands on this, I love Zoeva as a brand and I mainly opt for buying their brushes and eyeshadow palettes so I thought it was about time I mixed it up and brought something different. The pigmentation is incredible and I am still to this day impressed by how good these blushes are. I love every single shade in the palette but I must say my favourite at the moment is CRO030

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette see here

So this is my most expensive eyeshadow palette I have ever brought to date and I do not have one single regret. I can’t express how much I love this palette. For me, it was totally out of my comfort zone I am a nude girl through and through and the pink and orange shades scared the hell out of me. However, I have been experimenting a lot with this, this month and I have someone fell in love with it even more. I have been using the pink & orange eyeshadow and wearing this near enough everyday.

My favourite shades at the moment in the palette are: Primavera, Burnt Orange, Realgar and Love Letter. I just can’t stop looking at this beautiful palette and along with the shade colours in my eyes the formulation is one of the best I have EVER tried. Seriously, on this occasion it really is a great idea to invest.

PS I’m sorry at the state of my palette it is well loved and the packaging is not very forgiving!

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Beautyblender Sponge – see here

Last but by no means least, this little baby. Now I do apologise in advance for the state it is in, I used it just before I wrote this blog post – it just shows it’s well loved right? Now, this isn’t new to me I have a lot of these sponges and normally use them to blend in my concealer. However, this month I got into a little rut with all my foundation brushes and they just wasn’t doing what I wanted them to do. So I turned to my trusty beautyblender and my oh my it’s changed the way I apply foundation. I just love it, I know this is not a new thing but to me it is and I’m really impressed. Seriously for a sponge I would happily pay the £16 price tag for flawless looking skin. Long may this new love affair continue!

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Let me know if you enjoy using any of the products I have mentioned, or what your opinions are – I would love to know!

-A x

Current Everyday MakeUp

Hello my lovelies,

So my makeup routine changes quite frequently, especially with the amount of new products I buy in a month – I am a beauty shopping addict. I think it’s a healthy thing to change up your makeup. I mean there are a few products that I simply cannot live without and I use religiously but who doesn’t!? I have recently been experimenting with my eye makeup and actually started to wear pink eyeshadow. For me this is a big thing and actually I am blooming loving it!

My last everyday routine is here so you will be able to see what I have changed up and what I am still using because they are that good!

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BASE

Nip+Fab – Viper Venom Micro Blur Fix Primer

MAC – Studio Fix Fluid (NW15)

NARS – Radiant Creamy Concealer (Light 2, Vanilla) Review here

Kat Von D – Setting Powder in Translucent

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EYEBROWS

Sleek – Brow Kit (Light)

Beautiful Brows – Eyeshadow Powder (Dark Brown)

Miss Sporty – Just Clear Mascara

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EYES 

Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Anastasia Beverley Hill – Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette (Used: Burnt Orange, Realgar, Love Letter and Primavera)

Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner (Trooper Black)

Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara

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FACE 

Collection – Contour Kit (Just the contour shade)

NARS – Laguna Bronzer

Zoeva – Coral Spectrum Blush Palette (CR030)

MAC – Extra Dimension Skin Finish (Show Gold)

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LIPS 

L’Oreal – Lip Paint/Matte (212 Nude-Ist)

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Have you used any of these make up products? Let me know your thoughts, I am blooming loving this look at the moment!

-A x

Birthday Wishlist

Hello my lovelies,

I am back with a slightly different post, but I like reading these sorts of posts and as my birthday is fast approaching I thought I would do one. Normally I give my list of what I want to my family months in advance, sad I know but I blooming love birthdays. Especially mine, and I am that person that draws it out for as long as possible – who doesn’t love a good celebration!? My birthday is on the 22nd July, so if anyone is after buying me a present this may help 😉

I actually found it pretty difficult this year, as the years go by I want less & less, I just always buy it myself. This year my lovely boyfriend is taking me to Paris in September as part of my birthday – I am beyond excited for this! For me, I do like receiving gifts that aren’t on my list – it’s a good test for me on how well people know me – anyone else think this? Anyway this is a little bit of fun and a helping hand if people are struggling what to get me.

Birthday Wishlist

  1. Too Faced – Better than Sex Mascara see here

I have wanted this for the longest time, for some reason I have always put off buying this for myself & I’m not sure why. I know I really want to try it out – it was the first thing I thought of when I was thinking of what I would like for my birthday. Weirdly, I don’t own much Too Faced makeup at all so I really need to delve into their products because I have heard so many good things.

2. Happiness can be found – Dumbledore Quote see here

I love a good quote me – if anyone knows me they know I LOVE Harry Potter. It has always been a big part of my childhood & it still is now. I watch the films constantly and I have been to Harry Potter studios countless times. The inspiring quotes in both the books and films have always stayed with me and this one is very apt for me at the moment, overcoming a lot of struggles and remembering to stay positive.

3. Urban Decay – Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette see here

This is a recent launch that I just need to get my hands on. I have 3 of the other Naked palettes and I need this to add to my collection. The shades are beautiful, these are the shades I have been experimenting with recently & I can just hear it calling out my name, sadly it is currently sold out & I feel this is going to be a struggle to get hold of for a little while which makes me sad 😦

4. MAC – Blue Brown Pigment see here

This is another product I have wanted for the longest time. Every time I go to buy it, it is always sold out. I just think is beautiful & I really want to get my hands on it. MAC is a brand that I have fallen out of love a little, but actually I know if I walked into a MAC store I would come out with so many things. This really is top of my list right now, who can say no to this beautiful pigment!?

5. Moana DVD see here

I haven’t seen this yet and I know I need to. I have heard so many good things about it I just want to watch it. No one wanted to watch it in the cinema with me and now it’s on DVD I want to get it. Who doesn’t want to check out the latest Disney film? I have heard a lot of the songs and already I know I’m going to love the film.

6. Mickey Mouse Medium Soft Toy see here

If anyone has seen my room, I have an awful lot of Disney soft toys. It’s a love of mine and I love every single one of them dearly they sit on my bed and most of the time I end up sleeping with them. I am always wanting new ones especially when I recently went to DisneyLand Paris I wanted them all. For some reason I have a Minnie, but no Mickey – how is this even possible!? So for my birthday I think it is only right that I have them both so Minnie is no longer on her own. Whats Minnie without Mickey!?

7. Zoeva – Coral Spectrum Blush Palette see here

This is another product I have wanted for the longest time, I haven’t placed a Cult Beauty order for a little while and I can’t justify buying other products just so I can get free delivery – yes I am that person & plus I like the samples you get with your order. I love blush and as I am getting older I am not after that bright pink cheeks I want a more subtle cheek colour and this palette looks absolutely perfect! Zoevea is an amazing brand, so anything from the brand would be amazing!

So that’s all guys, there are other things I would like, like for my makeup to be done by MAC for my actually birthday as I am having a little party and every girl needs to pampered on her birthday along with a spa day with my bestie Nadia as our birthdays are quite close together. Or prosecco – I blooming LOVE the stuff. Who knows what I will receive and what I do receive I will be forever grateful.

I will be doing a ‘What I got for my Birthday’ post so keep your eyes peeled for the days that follow the 22nd July. My countdown has well & truly begun!

-A x