A little bit of my world in a blog......from makeup and fashion, through to interior design and all things vintage. A blog of thoughts, feelings and maybe a few ideas! -enjoy.x

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Favourite Christmas Decorations!

A slight different post from me but I love to see how people decorate their houses and trees so thought I would showcase my top 5 current Christmas decorations on my tree! I have collected my decorations for over 6 years now and each has a memory or meaning.

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I love this cute mouse decoration that I got from Accessorize, its so sweet!

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This pretty bauble came from visiting a cute Christmas shop, I did have two but one broke.

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This bauble is from a set of four that my lovely friend bought from Cath Kidston, I adore it! So kitsch and sparkly.

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This cute reindeer was bought for me from my best friend! I am obsessed with fawns and reindeer!

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 And finally this little gem from |Wilkinsons was only £1!!!!

How do you decorate your tree?

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas!

A xx
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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette Review

If you haven't heard already Gwen Stefani has collaborated with Urban Decay to create a beautiful palette containing 15 shades ranging from matte to shimmer, from nude to bright.
 
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Each shade is named after a Gwen Stefani song which I think is something I adore! Makes me want to put on her album! Each shade is pigmented and buttery, I adore the quality of this palette, and have managed to use the majority of the shades, its such a beautiful palette to play around with and is a must have for any beauty lover!
 
The packaging looks high end with its gold detailing, white background and black polkadot effect on the front. It has a magnetic closing mechanism which is a must have otherwise it can get pretty messy! The palette feels quite heavy but is handbag friendly in size.
 
I cant recommend this enough and am so pleased with the quality and packaging, it will be living on top on my dressing table!
 
Have you tried this?
 
A xx
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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide!

Can you believe its that time of year already! I am so excited as this year my little boy has more of an understanding and his little face makes everything worth while, he wants everything on every advert and even points out when he thinks I would like it!
 
Here is a gift guide for you all lovely people to browse and get inspired.
 
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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette £40.
 
An amazing palette with 15 eyeshadows ranging in colour from the must have brand Urban Decay.
 Click here to purchase.
 


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Oribe Gold Lush Christmas Gift Set £89.00.
 
 This super luxurious gift set is perfect for those who love hair products, the packaging is amazing and the products work beautifully.
 
Click here to purchase.
 
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Cheerz contacted me to chose a Christmas gift set and I chose this 18 magnet set, it comes with 18 fridge magnets with a print of your choice, two gift tags and a pretty presentation box. Such a lovely gift idea that you can create and purchase from the comfort of you phone!
 
Get £4 off you order with the code ALEBWB
 
Click here to purchase.

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Botanicals Gift Sets. Botanicals are offering various gift sets for each skin type, they kindly sent me this sample of the moisturiser that I am loving, from the Rose and Camellia gift set that includes a 10 ml moisturiser, face cloth, 10 ml anti ageing serum and a 25 gram cleansing melt all in a basket for £35.95. The products are of high quality, winning many prestigious awards.
 
Click here to purchase.


 
 
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What is on your wish list?
 
A xx
 
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Whirl MAC Lipstick

So we all talk about the Kylie Jenner famous lip colour with people speculating what shade she uses and Whirl has been one of the lip colours she uses so when I saw a lipstick out in the shade I had to grab it.
 
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Whirl is a matte finish so lasts a good part of the day, it isnt too drying unlike the retro matte range. Whirl is a brown shade with a mauve hint to it, it certainly looks like the Kylie Jenner lip colour that is well known around the world. The colour would suit most skin tones and is perfect day or night, it is now in my top 5 MAC lipstick shades.
 


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Which lipstick is your favourite nude?
 
A xx
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Eye Of Horus Maat Dark Temptress Palette

The classic smokey eye, who loves it? I was lucky to receive this trio of eyeshadows " Maat Dark Temptress" from the brand Eye Of Horus.
 
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From left to right the shades are as: Amarna Light is a highlight shade with a slight shimmer, with Ankh Odyssey and Dark Dynasty being a matt finish.
 
This is a great trio to have in your bag for on the go looks. The colours combined work well together to achieve a smokey eye. The colours aren't as pigmented as I would have liked with the highlight being the least pigmented out of the three, but they just need a little extra build up on the lid. The consistency is a little chalky but when applied keeps put without creasing.
 
 
The packaging is basic but with a lovely double ended brush and handy mirror, it also has a magnetic closing flap which is handy so it doesn't get everywhere in your bag,.
 

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Swatches below from top to bottom
 
Dark Dynasty
Ankh Odyssey
Amarina Light
 
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This palette retails at £22.50 and can be bought here and on Beauty Bay.
 
A xx
 
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Sunday, 8 November 2015

D For Danger MAC Lipstick

I know another MAC lipstick, but who could resist!! As you may know or not know I am obsessed with MAC Lipsticks, they have to be my favourite brand of lipstick with a huge range of stunning colours.
 
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D For Danger is a lipstick that makes me just sigh with joy, what a beauty with its deep red colour in a matte finish, perfect for autumn/winter. It has such a vampire feel to it I adore it, teamed with a smokey eye would be perfect for Halloween or for a dolled up Christmas look. The matte finish means it lasts a good part of the day, it can remain on the lips after lunch and a cup of tea! The lipstick is one of the new shades released within the matte range but this one stands out a mile, if you are a fan of MAC lipsticks especially the darker shades for winter then this one is perfect for you.
 

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Which MAC lipstick is your favourite colour?
 
A xx
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Sunday, 1 November 2015

PartyLite Candles

 
It's the season for warm cosy nights in with a cup of tea and what helps with that is a gorgeous candle. *PartyLite candles contacted me to try some seasonal scents, The Market Fresh Trio £24.95, Harvest Spice £20.75, Iced Snowberries £11.75 and Natures Light in Mulberry £20.75.
 
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The Market Trio includes three scents perfect for Autumn, Caramel Pear, Berry Bramble and Harvest Spice. This trio is perfect for Autumn, such warm spicy yet sweet scents that are good enough to eat! They burn for a long time with a strong but not overpowering perfume that lingers in the room. My favourite has to be caramel pear, I want to eat it!
 
 
 
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Next I tried Natures Light in Mulberry, a candle that sounds like you have a log fire in the room! it crackles when lit and has a warm Christmas scent which makes me feel Christmas is round the corner!
 
Finally Snowberries, a fresh and fruity scent that made me feel like having a mulled wine! I need to get some mulled going! It is one of PartyLites most popular scent.
 

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These are candles I would recommend and buy!
 
Have you tried these?
 
A xx

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Botanicals Body Balm Review

I am currently sat in my living room with the sun shining through, yes you heard me sun in the winter times! Along with that is a scent of beautiful botanical oils from the gorgeous Botanicals Body Balm in Orange Blossom.
 
I was sent this little glass tub of glory. I did not know what to expect from a body balm as have never used one before. Botanicals is an award winning skincare from the UK boasting a natural organic range which isn't tested on animals and is vegan friendly.
 
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This 89g tub is made of glass with a plastic black lid giving it that high end feel. The product inside surprised me with its grainy soft like silk white consistency that quickly turns into an oily non sticky consistency when applied to the skin. It truly has become my favourite body product! It moisturises the body beautifully and the moisture lasts all day. The scent is stunning filling the room with an Italian orangery and spa feeling, with the scent not leaving the skin for the rest of the day. 

The body balm ingredients include Shea Butter, Patchouli oil, Apricot Kernels, Sweet Orange Essential Oil and Bergamot.
 

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Botanicals have such a huge range from face products to foot saviours. This body balm is priced at £25.95 for 90g. To purchase this and many other products click here.
 
Have you tried this range?
 
A xx
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Monday, 26 October 2015

Izabel Boutique

I am really into this seasons fashion, from the trench coat to the shirt dress it all looks wearable and right up my street. I was contacted by *Izabel an online boutique I had not heard of before to have a look at what they offer. 
Izabel have a wide range of clothing and accessory items at reasonable prices, I was lucky to be able to chose an item of clothing to review and struggled between the gorgeous trench coats such as a Kim Kardashian inspired camel coloured coat, click here to view and a floaty top to wear post baby!
 
 I chose this top in the end as need to feel comfortable.
 
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This top is so unusual, I love the dip back hen and sheer panel which adds a different feel to just the usual dip hem tops on the highstreet, it floats beautifully when you walk and when I saw a couple of my friends they loved it! The top is only £22!! so when it arrived the quality surprised me for that price tag, it looks a lot more expensive and feels soft to the touch with chiffon panels and looks great teamed with leggings or skinny jeans with either stilettos or chelsea boots.
 
Please bare in mind I was only 4 weeks post second baby in this picture and had an emergency c section so standing was an issue!
 
 
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The top is also available in khaki.
 
Click here to view.
 

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Izabel has a lot to offer and would recommend you guys have a peek to add some good quality staple pieces.

Have you purchased from Izabel?

A xx

 




 
 
 
 
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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Must Have MAC Products

 
Most people I know love a bit of MAC makeup but some are not quite sure where to start in terms of what to buy as MAC have such a huge range so I thought I would share with you what my top 6 recommended products are.
 
 
MAC Blusher
 
These blushers come in various different finishes
 
Mineralise- a sheer, lightweight blusher
Pro Longwear- a highly pigmented lightweight blusher
Powder- a buildable powder for all over the face
Casual Colour- a versatile creamy product for lips and cheeks
Cream Colour Base- a creamy formula that gives a dewy finish
Cremeblend- a medium coverage buildable blusher
 
They offer such a huge colour range that will wanting you want them all! One of my favourites is Dolly Mix, pictured below. It is a beautiful powder which is highly pigmented perfect for spring/summer, it is quite bright but easy to blend and tone down.
 
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MAC Eyeshadow
 
There are various different finishes available
 
Pro Longwear- a silky., creamy texture that is buildable in colour
Mineralize- a long wearing highly pigmented shadow
Veluxe Pearlfusion- a pearl matte finish, highly pigmented
 
The range of different shades is huge, from golds to purple and green, there is a shade for everyone. I love how easy it is to work with these shadows, I particularly love Woodwinked, Mythology and Satin Taupe.
 
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MAC Foundation and concealer.
 

 
No matter what your skin type MAC have a product for you, they have a good selection of different foundations and concealers.
 
Foundations
 
Studio FX- my favourite! A buildable foundation with medium coverage. It lasts all day, up to 8 days according to MAC, giving a smooth appearance with SPF and special skin conditioning ingredients.
Pro Longwear- Lasts up to 15 hours according to MAC. This is a lightweight formula which gives a sheer to medium coverage.
Face and Body- This is what I use for my brides. Low-medium cover, its water resistant and long lasting,
Matchmaster-Moisturising, demi matte foundation with the latest pigment adjusting technology. A medium coverage.
Mineralize- Available as a compact or a cream gel type liquid. Sheer to medium coverage. SPF and an impressive 77 mineral complex.
Studio Sculpt-Gel based foundation that gives medium to high coverage. Long lasting and water resistant.
Studio Tech- a compact foundation that gives a natural matte finish which works with all skin types.
Full Coverage- a compact foundation that is opaque and can cover scars and even tattoos!
 
Concealers
 
Pro Longwear- Lightweight formula that gives medium-full cover, long lasting and gives a matt finish.
Studio Finish- Lightweight opaque concealer which is water resistant and fragrance free.
Pro Conceal and Correct Palette- Four different shades to help correct all skin pigments such as dark circles or redness. Suitable for all skin types.
Mineralize- Longwearing, medium buildable coverage, full of minerals.
Matchmaster- Medium buildable cover with a natural satin finish.
Select Moisture Cover- This is good for under the eyes! Its a light formula that you can build.


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MAC Lipstick
 
My all time favourite product from MAC, they have such a huge range of colours, I get particularly excited when they have limited edition ranges out! My favourite finish has to be matte for its long lasting highly pigmented quality.
 
Matte- Long lasting, matte finish. This lipstick lasts through lunch and numerous cups of tea!
Frost-A shimmery finish that is medium lasting.
Satin- Long wearing, and opaque with a shiny finish. 
Retro Matte- A long lasting super matte lipstick that can be drying so make sure you apply a lip balm beforehand.
Cremesheen- Not the most long lasting but they are really creamy and shiny that give a good colour pay off.
Amplified- Good pigmentation with a moisturising feel.
Glaze- Sheer with a glossy finish that isn't long wearing.
Lustre- Very similar to Glaze, but more opaque.
 
 

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What are your favourite MAC products?

A xx
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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Where have I been?


Its been a while since I blogged or vlogged so here is where I have been.
As some of you may have known I was pregnant, I had a hard time with SPD and was on crutches, got signed off work and went about slowly preparing for baby. At my 36 week check the midwife said baby was transverse, meaning baby was lying across, I was not told what that meant for me or baby so carried on as usual and was told to come back in six days for a scan. Six days passed and I went for the scan, but the sonographer couldn't work the new system, I was pretty annoyed as it was 9pm and was getting fed up!
 
The next day I had to chase the midwives to see when I could have my scan at the bigger hospital that was further away, they eventually got back to me and I went to that hospital later that day. I had a scan and yes it was confirmed baby was transverse. I waited for a consultant who said it all to the point, the sentences were "you are now staying in hospital till the baby comes", "if your waters break and you are not within 5-10 minutes of theatre your baby could die!" and "a transverse labour coming in is the one call we don't want to get" so that was it basically, I cried obviously, and from that day stayed in hospital for 10 days, I have a 3 year old and hated the thought of being away from him as never have been!
 
The hospital stay dragged and dragged, I was told different things daily such as the babies position and what the plan was, I even had a c section booked within my 38th week but then they decided after I had all the prep for it that it wouldn't happen as they booked me in too early.
From day one they all felt babies position each day, twice a day and from day 7 felt the baby had become head down but not engaged, baby was now thought to be oblique, head down but at an angle. I was still not out of the red zone!
 
On the 10th day (I feel like I'm writing a passage in the bible about how the world began!) I had a consultant come to say they were going to look at a plan, so the plan was to go home if babies head was above pelvis ready to engage, or try a controlled induction. A controlled induction is where your waters are broken, whilst this happens a midwife turns babies head to engage and you are induced. I was happy for that plan. I went down for a scan so the consultant could see exactly where the head was.......but no it was not the head in fact it was the bottom! So all these days every midwife got it wrong, I know we are all human and mistakes happen. The consultant said I had different options now, either go home and wait for waters to break then go into natural breech labour or book me for a c section next week. I said I am tiny and could not imagine being able to have a safe natural deliver with a breech baby as the risks were 50/50 for an emergency c section so an elective one was decided. I was allowed to go home, so this was Saturday afternoon, and was to return Monday morning for more checks and see when I could a c section. I asked the consultant whether baby would be able to move back to transverse, she said no as there was no room for baby to do that.
 
I went home and stayed at my parents as my husband was on nights so safer for me and my boy to be with them. I had a lovely relaxing Sunday, my husband came over as was allowed Sunday night off so we all had a great feast in the garden and it was amazing to see my little boy.
 
Monday 5am....I woke and my waters had gone, I panicked and could feel baby across, I rang 999, my husband came, the ambulance crew were very relaxed as they did not realise how serious it was until after they rang midwives! I was blue lighted to the hospital, my worse nightmare was happening, I was sure baby wouldn't survive as it was now around an hour since I realised my waters had gone. I was taken straight to labour ward, I had midwife after midwife coming in to assess me and sort me out for c section, it was not nice as had so much going on and one midwife trying to find baby heartbeat, then suddenly a consultant said "I think we need to go now" and I was off.
 
In the theatre I was given a brief of who was who, I was given my spinal, though four attempts as they struggled with how small my spine was which was painful. The spinal is a strange sensation where the body from chest down goes warm and numb. During all this a midwife was still struggling to get the babies heartbeat. During the procedure I had episodes where my blood pressure dropped too much and I would struggle to breath, I felt like I had to get out of my own skin.
 
Baby arrived! Hurray!! All was fine, thank God! I honestly felt it was worth every part to have my little baby safe and well. The staff were amazing during the whole process.
 
Post c section is hard, not going to lie, but you get there and need extra support. I still have issues now nearly 7 weeks on but other women are fine after about 6.
 
Baby was born 7th September. Gender will be revealed on my Youtube channel! So check it out.
 
If you want to ask any questions about c section, SPD or post baby you are more then welcome to, you can email me or comment below.
 
A xx
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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Review: Creightons VPro Volume Pro Shampoo and Conditioner

 We all want that glossy bouncy hair and finding products to achieve that is proving difficult! So when I got sent these little beauties I was excited to see how my hair would get volume and texture. Creigtons VPro Volume Pro shampoo and conditioner are stated to add texture with the sea salt aspect of the product, thicken and condition the hair with wheat protein which is just what my hair needs being flat and thin!
 
 
The shampoo is thick and creamy, it is white in colour and lathers up well, my hair felt soft after rinsing. The shampoo smells sweet and promises to add volume, body and bounce. My favourite part of this shampoo is the luxurious feeling of the product, it feels expensive and gives you the feeling that it will make your hair glossy and that salon feeling.

 
The conditioner was the product that was not my "cup of tea" the consistency was like milk that has curdled, it had a pleasant sweet smell and did feel like it coated my hair well, but after drying my hair it did not feel like it had been conditioned.
After using these products my hair felt soft and conditioned, my hair did appear to have added volume on the ends but not particularly at my roots but I do have flat hair! 

 
Overall for 99p these are brilliant! I cant believe the price tags! The shampoo is my favourite which I would repurchase, the conditioners consistency put me off and wasn't the best conditioning experience I have had, I want my hair to be glossy and super soft after using a conditioner which I did not get.
 
Have you ever tried these?
 
To purchase these at just 99p!! Check out the Creightons Beauty website.
 
A xx

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Night Time Routine- Products I Use

Night time is one of my favourite times of the day, its the time to unwind relax, light some candles and lather on some must have beauty products. I love the feeling of fresh sheets on the bed, with snug pyjamas and reading a good book.
 
I have never been amazing at sticking to a skincare routine but have always taken my makeup off as can't stand the feeling or makeup being on whilst sleeping, I just can't relax.
 
First thing I will do is brush my teeth and use this NSPA Hot Cloth Polish with a hot hand towel or muslin cloth. I apply this on my face and massage it in whilst I soak the cloth in warm/hot water which I then apply to my face to help open up my pores and melt away my makeup, I adore this part of my skin care routine as it helps make me feel relaxed and with the natural oils being released I can unwind and feel like I am in a spa.
 
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Then I will use a micellar water like this one from Boots, a 3 in 1 cleansing solution from the Botanics range which I use to remove the last traces of makeup. It barely has a scent and leaves me feeling clean and refreshed.
 
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Next I will apply a toner, this is Kueshi, one I got in a Glossybox, it has sweet scent but when applied to the skin it isn't overpowering, the toner doesn't wow me but takes of the last traces of makeup. If anyone can recommend one then let me know as I never know much about good toner products to use.
 
Finally I will use my ever so loved Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream. This cream is literally a dream, a little goes a long way, it is creamy, thick and makes my skin feel bouncy and youthful. I can not live without this cream! It makes such a difference to my skin. I would highly recommend this cream, my skin looks so lovely in the morning which I have never had before! I then apply the eye cream from Superdrug, a vitamin e eyecream that doesn't tend to wow me but I didn't know which to go for so opted for the cheaper option, it has no particular scent and sinks into the skin.
 
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Which skincare products do you use and recommend?
 
A xx


 
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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Anastasia Beverley Hills Shadow Couture World Traveller Palette Review

 
We all want that creamy pigmented palette that has a range of colours for various looks, I know I have been trying to find one for a while and when I heard about this beauty I had to see what the hype was all about.
 
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This palette has 12 different shades from matte to shimmer, with a range of nudes, brighter shades and metallic shimmers to create numerous different looks for both day and night. The palette comes with a handy brush, and not one of those annoying sponge brushes! The brush is of good quality with one end being soft and fluffy perfect for blending and one end for applying shadow to the lid and crease. I created a smokey eye and was not disappointed, it is stunning!! Super creamy, highly pigmented and easy to blend, such a stunning palette! I have got to say these are better then MAC eyeshadows, considering I am a huge MAC fan this is big for me to say! I hear there are many other palettes from Anastasia so am keen to try those out too as I am currently obsessed with this one. One thing that lets the palette down is the packaging, its not luxurious like I imagined it would be, but comes with a handy mirror inside, just wish the packaging felt high end and looked pretty but we can't have it all now can we.
 
Here is the palette.
 
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Left to right: Soft peach, Morocco, Heirloom, Bellini and Pink Champagne swatched.

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Left to right: Chic, Spoiled, Fudge, Azure, Intense Gaze, Metallic, Noir swatched.

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Have you tried this palette?
 
A x

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

My Current Favourite Body Moisturisers

Not that we are getting particularly hot weather but the UK is still having warm days, so for some reason I tend to moisturise more the warmer it is, why I don't know! So here are my current favourites.
 
 
Vaseline Spray and Go
 
Vaseline spray and go is an easy go to moisturiser, it comes in three scents one being cocoa that I am currently using but am yet to try the other two. The difference this product and others that I use is that it is a spray product, so you literally spray, rub in and go a must have for busy days! The product is easy to rub in, it has a subtle scent and keeps your body hydrated, this has to be my must have moisturiser for your collection.
 
 
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Victoria Secrets Coconut Passion Moisturiser
 
Want to smell delicious all day? Then this is for you! A thick creamy product that leaves you smelling like a tropical island! I always get compliments when I wear this product, it is so luxurious and smells amazing! The cream isn't that hard to work into the skin considering the thick consistency, it leaves you feeling super hydrated all day and a little goes a long way.
 

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Body Shop Papaya Body Butter
 
As you can see this has the old Body Shop packaging, I have a few like this that I am trying to use up so I rediscovered this gem and oh my what a gem it is! Such a gorgeous refreshing fruity scent that lingers on the skin, as always the Body Shop know how to produce a moisturiser, they always get it just right. It lasts all day and night, the scent lasts all day and the product is easy to work with.
 
Original Source Skin Quench Moisturiser
 
This moisturiser has a refreshing fragrance that isn't overpowering, it is a light formula that can at times take a while to sink into the skin but it leaves the skin feeling fresh and moisturised with natural oils. It is a great throw in your bag tube to use on the go.
 
So these are my current favourite body moisturiser, what are yours?
 
A xx

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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Skincare Samples....Nominoe, Laura Mercier, Liz Earle and Elemis reviews

Skincare samples, got to love them! Here are my views on the following samples sent to me via beauty boxes.

 

Nominoe Foaming Cleanser.

 
This product is my all time favourite cleanser, my skin loved this! Unfortunately I can only find this on Amazon for £17.00 for this exact 50 ml size which has made me very sad as this is a product available in france! The gentle cleanser has a pump to help you pump the foam out with ease, it has a very light gentle scent and a little goes a long way, two pumps would do my face. Apply the product to damp skin, massage in and then rinse off and you will see your makeup disappear, my skin felt so soft and appeared clear and plump. This is honestly one I would recommend to everyone! This product contains Gorse, Artichoke, Buckwheat and Broom.
 
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.

 
This ever so famous cleanser has become a name known to all. It is known for using naturally active ingredients, the cleanse and polish contains rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil. You apply this cream product to dry skin and massage gently then with hot water and a muslin cloth you wipe the product and all your makeup away, the heat is meant to open up your pores and then the muslin cloth can take out all the dirt and grime. I do love this product the fact that it uses natural ingredients is something I am becoming more interested in. The scent is like walking into a room full of essential oils, such a lovely but not strong scent. Check out QVC that do good deals on this whole range.
 
Elemis Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser.
 
 
This anti-ageing cleanser is from the luxury brand Elemis. This is described as a deep cleansing cream, with a scientifically proven formula. It contains Moringa seed peptide, Great Burdock, Noni and Assai fruit which are known for their anti-oxidant qualities. You apply this onto dry skin and massage in until it warms gently then leave for a minute and it is meant to dissolve your makeup. I have to say I wasn't overly impressed, it didn't warm on my skin and when I removed the product it left a slight oily residue which I wasn't keen on I prefer the feeling of fresh and clean but this made me feel like I had to wash it again.
 
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish.
 
 
This was the first product I had ever tried from the highend brand Laura Mercier. This was a product I was excited to use and it certainly did not disappoint. You place a small amount, pea size was enough for me, onto the face and massage then rinse with water. The face polish exfoliated my skin so well that I saw it instantly looking brighter, it wasn't rough or harsh so my skin felt super soft after. The polish smells so lovely like peaches! I really want to repurchase this and hope to in the near future! Grab this if you can!
 
Have you tried these? What are your thoughts? Any recommendations for me?
 
A xx
 
 
 
 

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Travel Essentials!

So who is going away on holiday this year? I am not but hoping to next year! One question that instantly pops into our heads is right what to pack?! and when it comes to beauty essentials I panic! Is that just me? How am I going to narrow it down! So here is a collection of products that are essential for taking on holiday in a handy baggage friendly carry case.
 
 
Suncream and lipbalm with a high spf is essential for those hot sunny rays! What I love about the pouch is how handy it is, you can throw this in your beach bag with no problem.

 
We all need to make sure we cleanse our faces whilst away, if you are like me then you cut down on what skincare you take so taking some handy wipes can do the trick. These are cruelty free and remove waterproof mascara!

 
Antibacterial wipes, a small pack with lemon scented wipes perfect for big and little hands whilst away, essential for keeping germs at bay.
 

 
Now if you follow me and my blog you will know I can not be anywhere without dry shampoo! This 50ml can of dry shampoo is such a good size for holiday! It has a light scent as you don't want anything too heavy for those hot summer days.

 
Insect ease bite spray is something that you need for those pesky bugs abroad! Ever had a nightmare mosquito attack and then trudged to the pharmacy trying to explain what you need! Well no need to worry with this can of magic.

 
Lime and Ginger shower gel. A refreshing zesty shower gel that will keep you feeling happy and refreshed whilst away especially after sunbathing. This scent reminds me of mojitos!
75ml.
 
 
Solait Perfecting Shimmer Oil. When you start getting your tan this looks amazing on the skin! It has a slight shimmer but not anything where you look like a glitter ball! The oil is moisturising and glistens off the skin, a gorgeous product to take and apply whilst out for cocktails.

 
A handy carry case to carry all these essentials in which would not take up too much room at all!
 
These were all kindly sent to me by Superdrug to help celebrate the fantastic news of Superdrug now at Bristol Airport! So if you are heading off on your holiday and haven't got your essentials then hop along and grab these beauties!
 
A xx
 
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