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Friday, 22 September 2017

10 things to do this autumn

The leaves on the trees are now turning or falling down on the pavements and there's a little chill in the air. Autumn is here! I wanted to share with you the 10 things I will be doing this Autumn...

1. Get out the decor. I recently bought a cute pumpkin garland from Etsy and I can't wait to put it up on my wall in my bedroom. I'm excited to bring out my Autumnal candles, I need to go to Homesense to grab some new ones.

2. Pick up some new bits from the Lush Halloween collection. I have my eye on Bewitched which is a bubble bar.

3. Dive into some comfy, chill out TV shows. I'm definitely re-watching Gilmore Girls again as It is such a cosy show to watch as Stars Hollow is a cute town.

4. Take lots of Instagramable photos. Capture the cold mornings, crisp leaves on the ground and pumpkins in a patch.

5. Bring out the soft blanket and watch all the Halloween movies. My top 4 faves are Hocus Pocus, BeetleJuice, Labyrinth and Casper & Wendy (which is such a cheesy throwback)
6. Go to a firework display. I already have this all booked up for November and I am so excited!

7. Drink endless amounts of Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte.

8. Switch up my skincare. Pull out the hydrating picks to keep my skin is top condition. I'm tempted to try the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.

9. Treat myself to a new pair of ASOS pyjamas. I'm currently eyeing up these Moon & Stars set. I also want the fluffiest robe for when it suddenly gets too cold in the house. I'm in love with this one from Topshop.

10. Bake some delicious Halloween treats.
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Friday, 15 September 2017

nyx autumn lip picks

Now that the colder months are coming around, It's time to dig out those berry shades and nudes. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are ones I tend to reach for the most as they give your lips an intense look and they last all day.
I have had a look in the drugstores for more Autumn lip colours, but I can't seem to find any that are as good as the ones I already own. 

This year I want to be very brave when it comes to the dark berry colours and when I first saw the colour 'Copenhagen' I just put it straight in my basket as it did look like the perfect colour that would go with my fair skin. Now, I am obsessed with it. I wanted to try and find a lip pencil that was exactly the same shade and found their Lip Slide On Pencil in 'Nebula' which makes the perfect pair. I'd never really tried lip pencil's before but these ones from NYX are really simple and easy to use.
For a nude this was an easy choice for me as I just love 'London' and wear it every day. I pair this with the lip pencil in 'Nude Suede' which I don't need too much of but makes my lips fuller.

So, they are my Autumn lip picks from NYX and I will be wearing them mostly through the colder months ahead.
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

things i have been recently loving

Instead of doing monthly favourites I thought I would just share with you a few things I have been loving recently. Some new and old favourites.

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Peachy Glow Cheek Palette - I actually forgot that I bought this a while back until I looked in my beauty drawer and found it hiding at the back. Thought I would give it a try and now I have been using it nearly every day. This is more of a Summer palette but I have been using 'Champagne Shimmer' for highlight and the cheek powder in 'Apricot Flush'. I'm scared about using 'Beach Bronze' for bronzer as I feel like it is way too dark for my fair skin. But I absolutely love this palette.

Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer - After I got my brows done a couple of weeks ago at Benefit brows, one of the girls used concealer to hide the red marks after I just had my brows waxed and just by seeing how the concealer worked, I ended up buying it. I use this mainly to cover dark circles under my eyes and any red blemishes.

Benefit Ka-Brow In NO3 - Again when I went to get my brows done, I also received a free sample of their Ka-Brow Cream Gel which I was excited about. Even though I have my brows tinted, I still want my brows to have that oomph I want when I'm wearing semi-full make-up. So, this cream gel gives them that full-on looking brows. I used to loving using powder, but now this is my new favourite and must buy the full size product when I run out of this one.
Tarte In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette - I had been wanting this palette for so long and when I sold a few items on Ebay, I thought It was about time that I treated myself. Whilst online I found this on QVC and then I suddenly clicked 'buy it now' and here it is. This is a very Autumnal palette and perfect for this time of year. If you would like to see a full review on this palette, please comment below telling me!

Loreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation - I decided to pick this foundation back up again recently as I just wanted to use the rest of it up, but I have fallen back in love with it. It gives you less coverage but that is all I need when I'm hardly wearing any make-up.

Zoella Beauty Shower Sauce - In my showers I have been using this so much. I bloomin' love the smell, If only the name of the product was a little more appealing. It does the trick though.

What have you been loving recently?
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Friday, 8 September 2017

transitional wishlist

As the weather gets chilly and the rain starts to pour down, I'm back looking through some Autumn bits - for home and to wear. I love the look of this black vest from River Island, I can imagine pairing this with a chunky cardigan with black jeans. Next week I'm re-decorating one part of my bedroom and I'm thinking of getting a wired wall to hang bits and bobs on. Love the look of this one from Urban Outfitters.

Here's my wishlist:
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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

home snippets - beauty storage no1

Today I thought I would share with you a few home snippets, starting with my beauty storage. This part of my bedroom is all on my dresser that holds my fragrances, muji storage and nail polishes. I'm so happy with how this is currently looking. I do move it around every now and then but as it all stands, I'm keeping it how it is.

Starting off with my muji drawers which are topped with my make-up brushes which are held in two muji pots that I got recently as I wanted my smaller brushes separate from my bigger ones. Also added a Smith & Cult nail polish in Poppy Red and my Ghost Dream Fragrance.
In all the drawers I decided to store all my lip products. The first drawer stores my Kate Moss Rimmel Lipsticks that I wear daily. Second drawer has all my NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. In the last drawers they have various lipsticks by Soap & Glory, Revlon, Clinique and Topshop. In my lipstick holder that I got from Ebay at only £1 has my MAC Lipsticks.

I have my smaller fragrance's close by so I can pop one of them in my handbag so I can top up throughout the day. I love the Marc Jacobs Daisy roll on fragrance that I got with the larger bottle version. My Victoria's Secret roll on fragrance is also another favourite of mine.
My nail polishes are all stored on this cage that I got from Urban Outfitters a long time ago now but I am sure you can find one similar somewhere. I mostly have my Essie's and Models Own. I have this next to my jewellery stand that I kindly got as a present from one of my friends, I think it was from New Look originally. My necklace's dangle from it along with my earrings that I hardly ever wear anymore. It's rose gold and just stands out!

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Sunday, 3 September 2017

ghost 'dream' fragrance

When I was younger, I always remember my mum having the Ghost perfumes on her dressing table and as I went into my teen years they ended up being the first fragrance I ever tried. So, when the team at Ghost contacted me I was very excited about trying out their brand new fragrance! I may have to hide this one from my mum this time round...

Ghost Dream* is aimed at captivating young women who embrace girl power and independence. Malaika Firth is the face of the fragrance, she is an absolute beauty and when you see the poster it really pulls you in to wanting more about Dream.
What caught my eye first was the amazing bottle. Reminded me of a crystal effect and when It stands on your dressing table it looks even more stunning. This is one of the prettiest bottles in the whole Ghost family I have to say.

The notes in the fragrance are:

Top Notes: Rose Essential, Aquaflora.
Middle Notes: Violet, Heliotrope, Moroccan Orange Flower, Egyptian Jasmine.
Base Notes: Ambroxan, Musks, Patchouli.

It's a very unique fragrance - when I first smelt it, I felt like I had never smelt anything like it before which I love as when you get some perfumes they all seem to either look the same or smell the same. Just like the other Ghost perfumes, you only need a spritz or two and it will last you for a whole day. I love a strong fragrance but Dream has the perfect amount of scents which won't be too overpowering for you if you just like a light scent.

This is now available nationwide in Boots, Superdrug and The Perfume Shop 
Retailing at £27 for 30ml, £38 for 50ml & £48 for 100ml.
What do you think of Dream?
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Friday, 1 September 2017

my september to do list

September brings all of my favourite things all at once. I am so excited for the crisp Autumn mornings, layering, a lot of hot drinks and more scented candles.

1. Hit Homesense to pick up some of their Autumnal candles that they currently have in stock to scatter around my bedroom.

2. Because September 1st is Back To Hogwarts, I will be reading the first Harry Potter book as it seems fitting to re-read with a cup of tea in hand.

3. Hunt down some conkers for future flat lays and to also place around the house as they supposedly get rid of spiders.

4. Continue watching The Great British Bake Off whilst eating some sweet treats. I have been planning on baking some salted caramel cookies one evening.

5. Finally wear my new boots out from Primark (in the above picture) which will be paired with a pair of thick tights when the colder mornings or evenings starts to come.

6. Dig out the scarves from my drawer and maybe invest in a new bobble hat - I love this one from Topshop.

7. Get all the camping supplies out as me and my boyfriend Sean will be going camping for two nights in Brighton.

8. Indulge in a warm Lush bath on the dark gloomy evenings. I am getting super excited about the new Autumn collection that was leaked! 

9. Re-watch Stranger Things on Netflix so I am all ready for season two in October.

10. Get excited for all the things Autumn & Winter have to offer - Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas!

What's on your September to do list?
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Thursday, 31 August 2017

transitional beauty picks

We're heading towards my favourite time of year! I decided to pull out some beauty products all ready to use for when Autumn arrives. There are some nudes and still some colours in there from burgundy to golds. 

The first thing I pulled out was a fragrance by Bronnley England called Zealous Flower*. It is a lovely bottle filled with Pink Pepper, Pear, Jasmine and Mandarine. It's fresh on the skin and just utterly divine.

For skin in the evenings I will slather my skin in the Sleepy Body Lotion from Lush. I know I always talk about this product but It really does what it says. With the coco-butter, oats and calming lavender over your skin, it will help you drift off to sleep.
Under my make-up I will be using the NYX Illuminating Primer Base to brighten up my skin under my foundation. I love how this gives you that natural glow even without using foundation!

On my lips I will be wearing the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Madrid, the perfect colour for Autumn. If you want to go bold like me, then you should get the NYX Lip Liner in Dark Soul to draw on those lips and then add in the matte lip cream over the top. This is a fab look paired with black liquid liner and strong lashes on the eyes.

For highlighter, Revolution Strobe Highlighter in Moon Glow is simply gorgeous. I honestly thought this wouldn't be such a good highlighter for £3, with a tiny bit on the tops of my cheek bones it certainly works to bring my face to life. On the tops of my cheeks I will be using H&M's Pure Radiance Powder Blusher in Rosy Brown. This is ideal for Autumn, silky soft blusher sculpts the cheeks flawlessly. The dusky pink works well paired with vampy lips and brings radiance to the skin.

To brighten up tired eyes I will be using the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. Lining your waterline can make such a difference to tired eyes, white liner really opens up the eyes but if you're a little worried about how it may look and want more of a nude, I would recommend Rimmel's Scandal Eyes Waterproof Liner in Nude.

For when I do my smokey eyes I will always have my trusty Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to make sure my eyes stay in tact.

Lastly, on my nails I have pulled out two Essie nail polishes. First one being Smokin Hot which has purple and grey tones, it's a lovely colour to wear everyday. And I have also got In Stitches to wear, this is my favourite red. It reminds me of a colour you would see on some Autumn leaves.

What do you think of my picks?
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

cosy must haves

Today I have noticed how much it is finally feeling like Autumn. We can now start concentrating on trying to make my bedroom a lot more cosy as the colder nights start to come in. Now that brings me tons of joy! Here are some things I like to include to make a space as snug as a bug for the coming months.

Light Some Candles: I've realised how warm and fuzzy it makes me feel when I light my scented candles, they become such a treat. For the Autumn evenings I recommend Diptyque Vanille, which smells spicy and worth the money.

Face Masks: You can't beat slathering your face in a charcoal face mask to brighten up your skin ready for the colder mornings. I love using The Body Shop's version as it smooths my skin and makes it look cleaner.

Paint Your Nails: Painting your nails can instantly lift up your mood especially if you're feeling under the weather. At this time of the year I love to get out my dark Essie colours like The Lace Is On which is a gorgeous plum colour and Master Plan a lovely grey colour.
After I have painted my nails, I love to put on some hand scrub to make my hands and fingers look fresh. Lush's Salted Coconut smells incredible!

Stick On A Cosy TV Show: I don't think there is anything better than getting lost in a TV series. Friends is always a winner, the humour lightens up my mood and it is just a proper feel good show. I have also just started Once Upon A Time again - very ideal for Disney fans.

Run A Bubble Bath: I just love sliding into a hot bath, filled with bubbles and the smell of lavender. In the evenings I love to treat myself to Lush treats to make me feel stress-free. If I am feeling run down then I will go for the Comforter, a lovely bubble bar with a lot of fragrance.

Cute Lounge-Wear: Next, it is time to get into those soft and comfy pj's to help you drift off to sleep like you are on a cloud.

What do you like to do on your cosy evenings?
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Thursday, 24 August 2017

most used beauty brushes

Spectrum A02 & A21 . Black Marbleous Collection - I got this twelve set collection at Clothes Show a couple of years ago for an absolute BARGAIN and I couldn't of been anymore happier as these brushes have taken over my make-up routine. The one I tend to use for foundation is A02 which is an angled foundation brush. This helps me achieve an effortless and flawless finish. With the A21 brush I use this to blend in my concealers so It covers my redness and blemishes straight away.

Luxie Rose Gold Angled Face Brush - How dreamy is this brush?! I love using this for my blush, it's super soft and it is cruelty free. I got this brush in one of my Glossy Boxes and never knew anything about this brand and now I just want to own the whole rose gold set. It picks up powders so perfectly and blends like a dream.

NYX no13 Eyeshadow Pro Brush - The fluffy soft brush picks up the right amount of product, sweeps over my eye with ease also blending effortlessly. I want to pick up more of NYX's brushes.

Docolor Eyebrow Brush - After I had my eyebrows waxed and tinted for the first time at Benefit brows, I wanted to get myself a professional eyebrow brush. So whilst on Amazon I was browsing and I came across this one for £5.99. I have been using it everyday to brush up my brows and also use the small angled brush at the end to shape by dipping it into my Benefit Ka-Brow.

Nanshy Blending Eyeshadow Brush - Lastly, an everyday pick, a friend of mine gave me this as she had two. This is so soft and fluffy. It's not as wide as other blending brushes are so you are definitely more in control with this one. Which is great for me as I quite small lids. Also another great cruelty free brand!
What are your most used beauty brushes?
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