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Superdrug Loves 

8 Jul

Just got home to this fabulous beauty box from Superdrug, full of freebie treats just for using my Health & Beauty card. 

There is a Bondi Sands self tan mitt, a 50ml bottle of Solait sun lotion which will be perfect for my trip to Barcelona, a 75ml tube of Iced Tropical Cocktail Miracle Ends from Urban Fudge along with samples sachets of L’Oréal skin perfection cream, Nivea Daily Essentials Day & Night Creams, Norwegian Formula Nordic Berry Body Lotion, Nivea in-shower moisturiser, Norwegian Formula elasti-boost body lotion and a fun Nivea beach ball! All for free! Wow.




Loréal So Couture

14 Jan

One of my little Christmas gifts this year was a Loréal So Couture box of goodies, so now the excitement of the festive season has dissipated and my new year flu has gone I thought I’d try the contents out.


2015/01/img_3695.jpg The box included a Volume Million Black Couture mascara, Colour Riche nail varnish in Exquisite Scarlett, Colour Riche Liner in Snow White and Colour Riche lipstick in Scarlette Crème.

2015/01/img_3702-0.jpg I adore the lipstick and because it’s so glossy it even made my dry winter lips look soft. This would be great for a vintage look or with an all white outfit for a bit of Italian glamour a lá Dolce.


2015/01/img_3701.jpgThe nail varnish is a lovely bright red colour and is really easy and quick to apply because of the flat brush. Silver midi rings keep this from looking too grown up.


2015/01/img_3704.jpgI don’t usually wear white eyeliners but this one is very creamy and didn’t irritate or scratch when applied. It helped to open out my eyes and teamed with the mascara, gave a really natural wide-eyed look. I like this mascara but normally tend to go for a softer, fuller brush to get maximum product on my lashes.


NYE Looks

30 Dec

It’s New Years Eve tomorrow and somehow the passing of the old year always feels significant. Some will be wanting to move on, forget the troubles of 2014 and some will never want it to end, treasuring their own special moments. Whether you’re saying farewell to 2014, welcoming 2015 with open arms or both… I hope you have a wonderful evening and look fabulous too!

Here’s a couple of ideas for pared-back party looks.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/8e0/39497198/files/2014/12/img_3435.jpgGo alternative flapper style with a sparkly head piece, a dark lip brings this look bang up to date with some strategic back combing for that Carrie Bradshaw edge.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/8e0/39497198/files/2014/12/img_3436.jpg Be proud of your face and head to your soirée with a natural look, guaranteed to get second glances for all good reasons. Just make sure you use a foundation with good coverage and that eyebrows are groomed, pop on some statement jewellery and you’re set.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/8e0/39497198/files/2014/12/img_3437.jpgNothing says Happy New Year like a whole load of sparkle so paint your luscious lips with glitter and find a nice man (or a sexy lady) to shimmer with.

Happy New Year & thank you for being part of my 2014.

Łoréal, Benefit & Bourjois

8 Nov

Happy Saturday everyone,

Here’s a little post about some recent beauty purchases and my opinions on them. Look out for a great little recommended costume jewellery buy too.

I started incorporating an eye cream into my daily (and nightly) beauty routine a couple of years ago and started with Olay Total Effects 7 in one Eye Transforming Cream. I chose this particular one because I had used the Total Effects day moisturiser with SPF 15 for years (still do) and trusted the product to perform.

I’d never really looked for an alternative eye cream because I felt happy with the one I had but a friend gave me a sample of ‘It’s Potent!’ eye cream from Benefit and I gave it a try.

The box says this is a ‘Brightening eye cream to fade dark circles‘ and I can absolutely see a difference in the couple of weeks I’ve been using it, I liked it so much I bought the full size for £25.50. Working full time and studying for a degree means I have quite a lot of late, busy nights and this eye cream works wonders when I have some under eye puffiness.

This is Bourjois Rouge Edition in ‘beige trench’ and I think the colour is just as classic as its namesake. I was after a neutral lipstick with some moisture because my lips can get a bit dry in the colder weather, this does the trick nicely and leaves my lips feeling smooth and non-sticky. A lovely everyday colour that
suites my yellow-toned skin really well.

This mascara is False Lash Architect by Łoréal and on first application I found the formula to be quite dry, it took me a good few coats to get a good colour on my lashes. After a few more goes I think I like the dryness as I don’t get any clumps and because of the thick, messy bristles the brush really grips my eyelashes.

IMG_1345.JPGFinally here is my little wish bone necklace, been after one like for a while and saw it in a pack of three delicate chains from Primark for £1.50!