Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Everyday Makeup Essentials

When I set out to do this post about my everyday makeup essentials I didn't actually think I wore that much makeup day to day. Then I laid all the products out to take photos and now I seriously can't believe I put all of that on my face! This is what I'd use for a 'natural' look too, it really makes you think! But anyway, these are the products I'd use if I want to make a bit of an effort without looking like I'm wearing a lot of makeup. It probably takes me about 5-10 minutes to put all this on but usually I don't like to rush my makeup application. I have been known to spend over an hour just on my makeup! 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Little Things That Make Me Happy

When you're having one of those really awful, cruddy, nothing's going your way days, what do you like to do to cheer yourself up? I was thinking about this recently when I was having one of those days. I realised there are things I always do without fail to make myself feel better. It's interesting when you stop and think about all the little things that make you happy that you do over and over again. We really are creatures of habit I suppose!


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The Balm Nude 'Tude Palette - Review, Swatches & Tutorial

The Balm Nude'Tude Palette was a gift from my Sister this Christmas and I literally haven't touched any of my other palettes since I got it. It's been the only one I've reached for every day since! I know I'm a bit late to the party considering The Balm Cosmetics have been around for a few years now, but it's only recently that my local Superdrug started stocking it and I got to see the palette in real life. Anyone else think Superdrug has got a lot better for makeup lately!? They're so much better than Boots now! But anyway as I said I've been using the Nude 'Tude Palette everyday and in my opinion, it's one of those all round versatile palettes that every makeup addict needs in their stash!

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Recent Additions To My Skincare Routine

I've been trialling quite a few new skincare products recently, some of which I got in the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar over Christmas and others I bought myself. I really started paying more attention to my skincare routine in 2015, figuring out what worked for me and what didn't. However I feel like now my skin has maybe gotten used to some of the products I've been using regularly (is that even a thing?!) and it doesn't respond in the same way it used to. What used to treat my spots now doesn't really do anything for example. Plus it's always interesting to try out new products on your skin to see whether they make more of a difference. 

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Maybelline Baby Lips Balm & Blush Review

I have a confession to make, I've never actually tried the original Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms. I remember when they first came out they were hugely popular amongst beauty bloggers but I just never got round to trying them. I'm more a lipstick kind of girl and not really interested in balms. When I saw the new Maybelline Baby Lips Balm & Blush in my local Boots however, I immediately wanted to try them. I'll admit I was mostly drawn to the odd shaped, brightly coloured packaging, but also I genuinely quite liked the idea of a 2 in 1 balm and blush product.


The Easiest Way To Overcome Anxiety

The short answer? There isn't one. 

(This post is a little different to what I usually put up so if you're regular reader who's looking for more beauty posts, then I promise there will be more soon!)

If you've just found this post then it's more than likely you're in quite a desperate situation right now. I want to say how sorry I am because I've been there too. Searching the internet for any information that would help ease the anxious chaos in my mind and body. Unfortunately there isn't a quick solution, but I'm sure you know that already.


Saturday, 9 January 2016

L'Oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara Review

I just can't decide on a favourite mascara at the moment. For a long while it was L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara but now I seem to buy a different one every time I run out. One thing that does stay consistent however is how much I really like L'Oreal mascaras. Enter the L'Oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara, my most recent purchase and the newest addition to the False Lash range. It's main selling points are that it 'tightlines at the root, volumizes at the core and fans out at the tip'. Doesn't that sound like an interesting premise? Definitely something I would be interested in from a mascara!


Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Hopes & Wishes For My Life In 2016

It's safe to say 2015 wasn't my year. There's wasn't one specific thing about it that was particularly bad, in fact there were plenty of really great moments. It was just a bit of a non-event if that makes sense, nothing particularly exciting happened. There were no moments were I felt especially proud of myself, nothing for my Mum to boast about on facebook anyway! Oh boy this is a real downer isn't it! I guess in all honesty I'm just frustrated. I'm frustrated because I know that I could be in a much happier position in life and the only thing that's holding me back is me. Hopefully by the end of 2016 I will have had one big achievement to be proud of, whatever it may be. 

Sunday, 3 January 2016

The Best Of L'Occitane Gift Set Giveaway! (NOW CLOSED)

To celebrate the start of 2016 I thought it would be a great idea to give one of my lovely readers a belated Christmas gift! I've decided to give away one of my favourite gift sets from the holiday period,  The Best Of L'Occitane Gift Set. L'Occitane are in my opinion one of the best skincare brands around, their products are so luxurious and a real treat to use!

The gift set is a collection of L'Occitane's must-have products including:
  • Shower Oil Cleansing and Softening
  • Ultra Rich Body Lotion
  • Dry Skin Hand Cream
  • Verbena Shower Gel
  • Milk Extra-Gentle Soap


Friday, 1 January 2016

My Favourite Products Of 2015 - Skincare & Makeup

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a brilliant start to 2016, even if you just stayed home like I did! Now that we've seen the last of 2015 I thought I'd share my favourite skincare and makeup products of the year. I've tried a fair few new products this year that I've included in the post but there's also some old favourites in there too.

First up is the palette that I reached for the most in 2015, the Urban Decay Naked On The Run palette. The five eye shadows included are all really wearable shades, so much so that I use at least one or two of them pretty much every single day. The blusher too is so pretty, it gives me a really natural pink flush of colour. The highlighting powder as well is beautiful, I use it as an eye shadow too and it works really well as both! You can't go wrong with an Urban Decay palette though can you?! 
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