Sunday, 25 January 2015

Bath Beauty Haul

Bath Beauty Haul 

Very recently on a trip into the town centre with my mum and dad, who came a visited me for the day, we went a little crazy whilst shopping. I am very pleased with everything I got as the majority of it had been on my wish list for sometime now. 

As previously mentioned in a blog post I got a few Urban Decay travel sized products, the first is the All Nighter Setting Spray and the next being the Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I am very excited to try both of these products and give further reviews later in the month. 

The next product I got was the Bare Minerals Quick Change Brush Cleaner, at only £10.00 is is less expensive than some of the ones I found. I also found the selection for daily spot cleaning brushes to be very limited as the majority are for deep cleaning ones. I like to deep clean my brushes once a week, and I wanted to be able to spot clean my brushes after every use. Next is a large bottle of Bioderma. It is very difficult to find this product but I am lucky enough to have a store in Bath that sells the whole range of Bioderma. They also had a offer where if you bought two or more products you received a free bb cream and make up bag. 

I also got another of the Bold Metals Brushes by Real Techniques. This particular brush is the 201Pointed Crease, and is the silver line for the eyes. I do not own a eyeshadow brush like this one and am excited to give it a try. 

In boots after Christmas they always have discounted beauty sets, I was lucky to pick up the Smashbox On The Rocks set. It has three mini primers, I have wanted to try a Smashbox Primer for a while now but they start at £25.00. So to pay £16.00 and have the opportunity to try all three I am very excited to see if they live up to my expectations. 

The final two products I got were from Nars and they are the Sheer Glow Foundation in the colour Gobi. I have wanted to try this foundation for the longest time! Unfortunately they did not have the pump to go with it and everywhere seems to be sold out which is a complete annoyance! Let me know if any other pumps fit this bottle! I also got a lipstick in the colour Red Lizard. I really wanted the matte lip crayon in the colour Cruella but this was unfortunately sold out. However, the lovely lady on the counter told me this lipstick was the closest colour to Cruella as it has blue undertones. Something I really wanted as it helps to make your teeth appear white! 

Have you got any lovely products recently? 


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What Products I Used! 

Smashbox Photo Ready Primer 
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation ‘Gobi’ 
MAC's Pro Longwear Concealer ‘NW15’
MAC's Studio Fix Powder Foundation ‘NW15’
Urban Decays Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Benefit’s Brow Zings ‘Medium’  
Urban Decays Naked 2 Basics
L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Eyeshadow ‘Lumiere’ 
Benefits Hoola Bronzer 
MAC's Blush in 'Dollymix'
L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara 
Nar’s Lipstick ‘Red Lizard’ 

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Urban Decay Travel Sizes

Urban Decay Travel Sizes

I have wanted to try a few Urban Decay products for a long time now. I already have two of the Naked palettes which I love and but there were some different products I wanted to test out. When I went to Debenhams very recently I saw they were selling quite a few of the travel sizes. 

The first item I picked up is the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. I have wanted to try this product for a very long time after reading so many good reviews on it. I love my MAC Fix+ but I feel that it is not as long lasting as I would like from a setting spray. I have been trying this product for a few days and I absolutely love it! It makes my make up last all day and there is no need for me to reapply during the day. 

The Second travel sized product I got was the Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion. I have only just gotten into eye shadow primers as I used to use things such as the NYX Jumbo Eye pencil as a base. It claims to deliver vibrant, crease-free eyeshadow for 24 hours. I am not sure who would want to wear eyeshadow for 24 hours but I am certainly ready to put it to the test! Be prepared for a full review on both products to see if I would purchase the full size! 


Friday, 23 January 2015

First Ever Birchbox #1

First Ever Birchbox #1

When my mum offered to get me a subscription to Birchbox I couldn’t be happier. Free products each month and another excuse to write a blog post? Okay!!! I am very grateful to her for all she does and also in supporting me with everything I want to do. 

When I received my first box I was overcome with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. I eagerly wanted to know what was inside and couldn’t wait to find out what. 

As I opened the box I was greeted by a welcome card, welcoming me to the wonderful community of Birchbox and explaining all it has to offer. There are other cards with promotional offers and then one card explaining all of the products. The products are held inside a beautiful pouch, something which will be prefect to hold jewellery in whenever I go travelling. 

Now onto the products inside: 

The first is a Hit Refresh 12 Bite-Sized Challenges booklet. It has cool little motivations to get active and to also start eating healthier. 

Next is a Birchbox exclusive and it’s a Pilate’s Band, this is perfect for me as I aim to go to the gym every other day and on the in-between days I like to do an ab workout. This will definitely help me to keep fit and active. In the booklet there are many exercises to do whilst I am sat at my desk studying! 

The next is the Beauty Protector, which both protects and detangles the hair. It claims to add shine and protect from both UVA rays and heat damage, perfect for my long hair! 

Next is the Embrace Matcha Green Tea, this is so perfect for me as I do not like regular tea but love green tea! It claims to be 100% natural with 10 times the antioxidants of regular green tea. 

The Cool Fix Shaveworks is something I am very keen to try out, I suffer from ingrown hairs on my legs and also small bumps when I shave. This product is supposed to help with this problem and in time prevent it from happening. 

I also receive the Activod, which is a refreshing Feel Great Shower Concentrate shower gel. Perfect for use after a workout at the gym. 

An exciting product is the Stila Lip Glaze in the colour glow. I am very excited to try this product, as I have never used anything from the brand Stila before. 

The final product is the Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask. I love facemasks and I also love Ren products, I am very excited to have the opportunity to try this facemask and see if it helps to improve the appearance of my skin. 

Do you subscribe to any beauty boxes? 


Thursday, 22 January 2015

January Wishlist

January Wishlist 

My mum has very recently started to like make up just as much as I do. Because of this wonderful thing, she has been researching a lot of make up and been sending what she likes to me to have a look at. 

This has sparked my own wanting in some of the products. Therefore, I have decided to state which products I would like this January to test out. 

The first is the Glamglow mud masks, I have heard a lot of good things about these masks and they are now being sold in M&S, something I really couldn’t believe when I saw them in my local. I have only heard of them being sold in Sephora so I was pleasantly surprised when I found this. 

Next are a few products from Nars, the first being the Sheer Glow Foundation and the next is the Creamy Concealer. Another product from Nars I would love to try is the Lip Crayon in he colour Cruella, a wonderful red colour. 

I would also like to try the Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation; I have purchased a Laura Mericer foundation before and was talked out of buying the Silk Crème Foundation by the assistant and talked into buying a lighter foundation. Something to this day I regret! 

What is on your product wish list


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Estee Lauder Lip Set

Estee Lauder Lip Set 

Over the Christmas holidays, in the January sales I got this gift set from Estee Lauder. It was an absolute steal at only £15.00. This is amazing as the price for all the products inside definitely has a value of over £35.00. 

The first thing in the set was a Lip Liner in the colour Wine, it is a beautiful deep red and is great for me as it goes with many of my deeper red colours. It glides on easily and does not feel dry at all. My only negative comment is that it is not a wind up liner but instead needs to be sharpened and therefore the perfect point of the liner may disappear. 

Next is my favourite part of set. It’s the Lasting Crème lipstick in the colour Fig. The colour is absolutely amazing and perfect for the winter. The lipstick is long lasting and also very moisturising. I have started to absolutely love red colours and particularly the darker ones. 

The final part is a Pure Colour Gloss in the colour Cherry Fever Shimmer. It is a beautiful deep wine colour and can be used on top of the lipstick or as a standalone colour. 

Did you get any beauty sets over Christmas at a discounted price? 


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

OOTD: Black Dress with Statement Tartan Scarf

OOTD: Black Dress with Statement Tartan Scarf 

During the sales last summer I stumbled across this black a lined skirt and I knew I had to have it for the winter. It has seen many uses over the past couple of months, as it can be dressed up for an evening look or dressed down for a casual day look. 

During the day I like to add a belt to collect the dress in at the waist. The one I am wearing is from an old Primark dress that has long gone from my wardrobe but the belt still remains. I have also added a pair of super cosy tights from Primark and little ankle boots with gold metal detailing from Topshop - an absolute steal from the January sales! 

To make the outfit stand out and have some kind of definition I added a tartan statement scarf. The red, blue and green tartan design matches perfectly to the black dress. It not only provides a statement look but also comfort and warmth in the cold winder days.