Tuesday, 30 December 2014
I know, I know I have spoken about Stila's Kitten eyeshadow before but it is just so gorgeous and gives your total make up look a pop of glitter and was totally in sync with all the christmassy glittery decorations that were surrounding us over the past month. I also love it, because it doesn't drop glitter all over your cheeks as some shadows with the glitter in have a tendency to do.. The last shadow that I have only recently discovered when I was searching through my eyeshadow palette collection and that is Urban Decays' Midnight Cowgirl. It is very, very similar to Stila's Kitten but I had to include it into my favourites.
I have been wearing more bronzers this past month than blushers and two in particular have really stood out to me. One is a high street bronzer and the other is a little more high end. Maybelline's Dream Sun Bronzer is a really beautiful brown, and isnt too orange on me, which some bronzers can turn. This bronzer is extremely pigmented and so you only need to tap your bronzer brush into the powder, just very lightly and that will give you enough colour for your look.
As you can probably tell from the picture I haven't touched the blush part as of yet, but I am sure this pretty peachy coral blush will get lots of use in the upcoming Spring and Summer months. The other bronzer I have loved for a long time is the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer. The fact that it smells of chocolate and cocoa the minute you open is only a small part of why I love it. This is a true brown bronzer, and as with the previous product you only need the tiniest amount to create the perfect bronzed cheek.
It is a very sweet smelling tea light, but I love those types of fragrances and as soon as I smelt this I was in love. I have nearly used all of this fragrance up, and will be on the look out for a bigger version of it too, as it has quickly reached my top ten of favourite Yankee scents. I was very dubious in the past about how long the tea lights would last and whether they were worth the money in purchasing them. But I have found they have lasted 8-10 hours each and so I think that is really good for a small tea light. I totally recommend looking out for this fragrance when you are at a Yankee Candle stockist.
Well, that is this month's favourites. Have I mentioned any of your favourites? Let me know in the comments below. I love to read all of your comments and suggestions. So please feel free to share your favourites with me too.
Love and Hugs.
Monday, 29 December 2014
My favourite overall brand of the year without fail has to be Tresemme. I just love their shampoos and conditioners and styling products.
A shampoo discovery this year has been the Bumble and Bumble range. Now dont get me wrong, this is a high end brand of haircare, and so if you are looking to tighten those purse strings then this is not the range for you. But, the shampoo is just amazing and so luxurious feeling when using it, that I would recommend it to anyone.
A surprise favourite is a dry shampoo. Namely the Batiste dry shampoo for dark and deep brown shades.
In the past I had tried the original Batiste shampoo and I had hated it. I applied it and no matter how much I tried to rub it into the roots of my hair, I always felt that I had a grey cast over the colour of my hair and really felt like I looked like someone had tipped a bag of flour over my head. But this dry shampoo is coloured and so no longer leaves that grey colour. I love it, and feel much more confident in going out on those days when you just do not have time to wash your hair. I jusr spray a few spritzes of this at the roots, give my hair a quick scrub and BAM!! You have clean hair and no greasy roots.
With my hair in a little bit of need for TLC, I have been enjoying deep conditioning masks, and the one that has been my go to for a good few months now is the Charles Worthington Moisture Mask
Last of all is a styling product that I love. This is the Tresemme Extra Hold hairspray
Well, that is my top 5 hair products of 2014, please let me know in the comments below, what your favourite hair products have been this year, and if you have any suggestions of new products you think I should try.
Till next time,
Sunday, 28 December 2014
When I got to my parents house, it was such a Christmassy atmosphere with everyone opening presents, wrapping paper everywhere and Christmas Carols playing on the stereo. It was so lovely being with family and spending time together. Daniel had given me a Hot Chocolate mug with it's own little sweater on it and a sachet of hot chocolate with it. Which I have since drunk and it was delicious. It even came with it's own little whisk too. He also got me a top from Next (with a little help from my mom) which is gorgeous and I will get lots of use out of in the warmer months.
One thing that I was surprised by, and had never seen anything like it before was a hair band bauble that you could hang on your xmas tree and use it as a decoration as well as a present. It did look so pretty with the gold and silver.
Normally every Xmas, I recieve a lot of beauty items, but this year I only recieved the one and it was a Bare Minerals set, and it looks gorgeous and I cannot wait to try it out. Don't worry, I will definitely do a review of it once I have used it a few times.It had a blush, lipgloss, powder and concealer in side. The lipgloss looks a lovely colour, and I love their lipglosses so I am sure I will love this one too.
Such a pretty colour and by the size of the candle, will no doubt last for many weeks. I also recieved many boxes of chocolates and biscuits too, which I am going to try and limit how many I eat every day, because I am still on my Slimming World lifestyle. I was very lucky to recieve so many lovely things and am very thankful to everyone.I hope you all had a lovely time too. Let me know in the comments below, what you recieved for Christmas or if you have written a blog post about your gifts, please leave your link below and I will be only too happy to pop along to your page and read all about your special day.
Love and Hugs
Saturday, 27 December 2014
There are 8 colours in total to choose from and really are fantastic for a dark smokey eye.The colours are all really pretty in the palette and range from quite pale neutrals to pinks and purples to a sparkly grey and black. The shadows are very soft and buttery to apply, but when applied too harshly they can blend away into nothing so be careful with your blending. The palette also comes with a dual ended eyeshadow brush, and a mirror incorporated into the lid, and so perfect for using whilst on the go.
I hope you have enjoyed this post, and let me know if you treat yourself to this palette.
Till next time,
Unlike previous years, this years box had 2 different designs, a pink and yellow flower type of design if you purchased the box in store, or the leopard type print if you ordered online. I thought the online version was much more me, so went for the leopard print design. Once the lid of the box was removed, all of the products were housed in a pink linen cloth bag, with a black drawstring ribbon.
I hope that you have enjoyed reading this post, if you havent already tried the Soap and Glory range then I highly suggest you do, they are such lovely products.
Till next time,
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Now, I will say that because you have to pay quite a bit of shipping and then customs charge on top ( nearly £20 just for that), the total expense cost me quite a bit, but I was so excited to try the shadows I just dismissed it. Also, I was disappointed with the way the eyeshadows were sent to me. I don't know why but I was expecting them to come all in their own special little palette, in my mind I just assumed (I know I should never assume) that they would. But they all just came in their little slip envelope tied together with a little silver twine, with nothing to put the shadows in!! So now I have to go purchase a z palette to display them in, extra expense on top. With the negatives out of the way, now onto the positives.
Oh my word, they are super soft, so soft in fact that on one of the shadows when I swatched it, I accidentally pressed my finger in too hard, and put a big dent in it, oops!! The colours are truly beautiful ranging from gorgeous brights to neutrals, so there is definitely something for everybody. They are so eye catching and pretty that no doubt you will get some compliments on your eye look. I will now show the actual colours and swatches, so that you can choose your favourite. On some of the photos the swatches don't come across as deep in colour as when you look at them in their pan, but they are still really beautiful. Please remember though that these are foiled shadows, and so if you are a matte eyeshadow lover, these won't be for you.
http:// www.makeupgeek.com/ . I highly recommend them as they are a really special addition to my whole make up collection.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this post, and please let me know if there are Makeup Geek products that you own that you think I need to add to my collection too.
Love and Hugs