Monday, 16 May 2016

My Favourite Perfume - May Edition

So this is my current favourite perfume by Marc Jacobs;

Daisy Dream
(House of Fraser - £42.00 for 30ml)

Light and airy, Daisy Dream is both floral and fruity. The Fragrance captivates with delectable top notes of blackberry, fresh grapefruit and succulent pear. The heart imparts a rich, feminine jasmine, notes of lychee and blue wisteria. A dreamy drydown of white woods, musks and coconut water

Top notes; Blackberry, grapefruit, pear

Heart Notes; Jasmine, Lychee, Blue Wisteria

Base Notes; White Woods, Musks, Coconut Water

(These notes have been taken from the House of Fraser website, I am in no way trying to claim them as my own I just thought I would insert them as they are the perfect description for anyone who is interested in this perfume.)


Gerard Cosmetic BB Illumination Cream Review

I bought this product a while ago and have been using it for long enough now to have a valid review on it.....

This product is beautiful, I wear it in place of a primer under my foundation and it adds the most beautiful glow and luminosity to the makeup look. The product contains such finely milled shimmer that it just makes you look healthy and glowing, not like a disco ball. You could also use it on the tops of your cheekbones as highlighter as it is a very versatile product.
The only fault I have with it is the dodgy pump (mine might be faulty) but its not a smooth pump where you can get a small amount of product out, the pump suddenly goes on this one there is no in-between its either none or a full pump so I do find I have wasted a lot by not using it. 
Thats the only negative thing I have to say about it, apart from that it is a beautiful product to use and I would highly recommend it.

I would love to hear anyone else thoughts on this product!


Friday, 15 April 2016

The Body Shop - Big Haul

So recently 'The Body Shop' had a massive sale and after 3 separate transactions I realised I had spent way too much and ordered everything I ever wanted off the website! So I thought I would show you what I got, I will definitely do separate reviews on some of the products I bought so you all know if they are good or not.

  • Mini Bamboo Hairbrush
  • Paddle Bamboo Hairbrush
  • Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 1
  • Shade Adjusting Drops - Light
  • Colour crush nail varnish - Meet me at dusk, Mint cream, Relish the moment, A sunny affair, Got the blues
  • Instamatte Compact
  • All-in-one Installer
  • Natural Lip Roll on - Coconut
  • Dolly Pastels Eye Palette 
  • Eyeshadow Palette - Grooving Gold
  • Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome
  • Raspberry Eau De Toilette
  • Skin Primer - Moisture It

I hope you enjoyed this post and I would love to hear if anyone else got anything in the sales.


Monday, 11 April 2016

March Favourites

As we have come to the end of March its time for another favourites post.....

Beauty Products:
W7 Top Coat Nail Varnish
The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner
Beauty Blender
Nivea Mens Sensitive Post Shave Balm
The Body Shop Honey Lipbalm
Sunglasses - Raybans
    -  Newlook
  - Primark

- Shaaanxo
- Zoella

(Im sorry there hasn't been any posts this last week, I had a week off too catch up with college work and life, but I'm back now and all caught up!)


Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Smokey Eye Makeup Look + Matching Nails

In every eyeshadow palette there are always colours you don't use, so I created this look using those colours from my Naked palette. The reason I haven't used them is because I use warm toned colours on my eyes as I feel more cooler tones don't necessarily suit me as much... but I thought I would experiment!

The colours I used are;
  • 'Virgin' blended all over the eyelids.
  • 'Gunmetal' blended into the crease
  • 'Toasted' to add a bit of shimmer blended on top and on the inner corner of the eye.
I then painted my nails using 'Blizzard' by Ciaté and it went so well with the eye look.

I hope you enjoyed this post.


Monday, 28 March 2016

Winged Liner - Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner Review

Again late on the bandwagon, but I recently bought the 'Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner' in black to try out.

I wanted to create quite a dramatic wing with it to see what it was like.

Now first of all the packaging - I don't like the way you have to apply it, I feel that its really hard to get a sharp tip on the end of the wing using the applicator and also the way the products released means it crumbles and balls up sometimes when your trying to apply it. 
You need a lot of patience with this product! 

But after all that I still love it, because it is the blackest, most pigmented liner I have ever used, and once it was on it didn't budge, although if you make the layer of liner too thick it may crumble slightly. Its so difficult to apply but once its on it looks gorgeous and for that reason I really like it, the formula is fantastic, the packing and the way you have to apply it not so much. But for the formula I would recommend it. It retails for £18.50, and although that is expense I think it is worth it, you just need patience with it.

I would love to hear any of your recommendations for a better liner for me to try.
I hope you enjoyed this post.


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

New NYC Expert Last Lip Color Review

So I saw these out and thought I would pick up a couple of the shades to try. They retail for £1.00/99p depending on where you go.
There are 7 shades (shown on the website), but I only managed to get my hands on 6! What is fantastic about them is that the packaging colour matches the shade so it makes it easier to help you decide what to pick! 
These are the ones I got......

411 - Snowcone

This colour was very shimmery, but still a very sweet, wearable, pink. It is very creamy and moisturising on the lips. It was still quite pigmented and went on nice and evenly. I would recommend this one.

448 - Smooth Beige

This one was very creamy but the colour just wouldn't go on smoothly and separated on the lips so it didn't look very nice. I wouldn't recommend this one.

443 - Purple Crush

This colour was lovely and again very creamy, but this one wasn't as pigmented and was more like a stain on the lips which would look really nice for someone who wore more natural makeup. I would recommend this one.

405 - Blue Rose

As the name suggests this colour is a very blue-based pink, so if your not into those sorts of colours steer clear. To me this was a lovely colour, and brighter than the others so far. Again it was more like a stain on the lips, but none the less a lovely colour. I would recommend this one.

450 - Pure Coral

This was a lovely coral-red colour and was really bright and pigmented. It was again a really creamy colour and looked and felt really nice on the lips. This colour would be great in the summer. I would definitely recommend it.

432 - Red Rapture

This was a more deeper red colour, it was very pigmented and creamy on the lips and would be great as a more going out colour, or if your daring enough an everyday colour. I would highly recommend this one.

So out of all 6 of the colours I tried only one of them was a disappointment, and for the price thats fantastic! The formula is really creamy and comfortable on the lips and the colour range is really great. They are all so pigmented and gorgeous colours. 
They claim to last 6 hours, but they are so creamy I'm not sure they would if your eating and drinking, the longest I've worn a colour is about 2 hours and it was mostly all gone. 
They have a sweet vanilla smell so thats lovely as well. 
Also the shape of them means its so easy to apply and you really get a precise line around the lips! All in all they are a fantastic product and I would Highly Recommend them.

Shout out to my best friend on here -
I'm challenging her to up her posts to twice a week for the next 3 weeks over the easter holidays!!! <3 

Hope you enjoyed this post.