28 December 2015

MY CURRENT NUDE H&M LIPSTICK COMBINATION

H & M LIPSTICK IN SEASHELL AND LIPGLOSS TWICE AS NICE

Hi Lovelies hope we all had a great christmas today I thought I would share with you all my current favourite nude combo from H&M's new makeup range.  If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen way back in October I picked up a few bits from the range.  The makeup range launched in October across selected stores and quickly sold through many of the items.  The range its self if you have not seen has a few hundred items in it, which can be hard to navigate but these are my two favourite lip products so far are these.  I have a love hate relationship with the packaging love the gold but find the cream gets dirty, but overall looks classy considering the price point.  These two have to be my favourites first up you have the cream lipstick in Seashell £7.99 this is a lovely nude pink which is really creamy when on.  It has a good level of coverage and colour and lasts around 4/5 hours.   I then top it with the Lustre lipgloss in Twice as Nice £6.99 which is a nude pink lipgloss which delivers a sparkly sheen it reminds me of the same finish as the Mac dazzleglass but less sticky.    

Have you tried any of the H&M Makeup line?

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21 December 2015

TOPSHOP POWDER BLUSH IN DREAM PHONE REVIEW & SWATCHES

TOPSHOP POWDER BUSH IN DREAM PHONE REVIEW & SWATCHES

Hey Lovelies hope we are all doing well I can't quite believe we are only a few days away from christmas! Well I hope everyone is feeling festive and looking forward to christmas today I bring a post all about this gorgeous powder blusher from Topshop.  Now I have been a fan of Topshop makeup for a long while and my two favourite products are lipsticks and cream blusher so when I spied this powder blusher I knew I wanted to try it!  

TOPSHOP POWDER BUSH IN DREAM PHONE REVIEW & SWATCHES

One of the great pluses with this blusher is in comes with a mirror inside making it a compact which I love downside is the white packaging it gets dirty in your makeup bag! This is a dark pink / berry colour with gold shimmer and as you can see from my swatch it looks like I have bruised my hand but when on the cheek it gives you a flush pink look which at the moment is much needed colour.  

TOPSHOP POWDER BUSH IN DREAM PHONE REVIEW & SWATCHES

The blusher is really pigmented and I have been using a duo fibre brush to apply it so I can really control and build the level of blush at the moment it has been more than normal due to lack of tan!  it lasts around 6-8 hours on the skin depending upon what I am doing.  If you have not already, it is worth checking out the Topshop makeup range.

Available nationwide and online £7 Topshop Dream Phone Blusher 

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18 December 2015

MY FAVOURITE CULT CLASSIC NARS LAGUNA BRONZER

NARS LAGUNA BRONZER REVIEW

Hey lovelies today I bring you a post all about my favourite Bronzer and cult classic Nars Laguna Bronzer.   I hit pan last month and have been scrapping by trying to make it last and have completely used all of mine up.  So I repurchased it straight away when there was 10% off at John Lewis price matching last week and knew I had to snap it up that's how much I love this product!  Now its no secret that I am a big fan of Nars you will have seen many of their products on the blog before they are outstanding in quality and hard to beat.  This is why by far this bronzer is one of my favourites I come back to time and time again and it now sits in my hall of fame of makeup products.  The bronzer comes in the standard back rubberised packaging with a massive 8g of product you definitely get your moneys worth and it lasts ages.  I love the fact you get the mirror making it a compact really useful when in your handbag.  There are actually three bronzers in the range Casino, Irresistiblement and Laguna but I have only ever used Laguna as it is for mid tones.  It has finely milled powders with subtle shimmer within  but not glitter so it can create a healthy glow or be used for contouring.  It is a cult classic for many reasons it works on so many skin tones as it is a medium tone bronzer with ashy tones making it great for contouring, it blends like a dream and has great pigmentation.  I use this predominately for contouring as it is fairly matt but in summertime to warm up the face swell.  It has good staying power around 8/10 hours.


What is your favourite bronzer?

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14 December 2015

SOAP AND GLORY THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER REVIEW

Soap & Glory The righteous Butter Review

Hey Lovelies today I bring you a post all about this gorgeous pot of loveliness and I want to start up with saying how much I love Soap & Glory products in general they are one of my fav ranges in Boots.  The packaging is pretty standard Soap & Gory with this product in the pink theme with vintage style photos all very stand S&G the product it self is in a 300ml size round tub screw top lid.  I personal prefer squeeze type tube packaging as you then don't have to dip your hand in every time but I really like this product.   

Soap & Glory The righteous Butter Review


As you can see it has a medium to whipped texture the cream is light but very moisturising.  It is thicker than a lotion as it is a butter but not heavy like some can be.  It absorbs into the skin fairly quickly and is recommended to apply post shower/bath for even quicker absorption into the skin.  The butter contains shea butter and Aloe vera with the original pink scent and is non greasy.  The butter contains the siginute pink fragrance, which is a light summer fragrance containing orange leaf, lemon, peach,sweet strawberries, summer rose, gardenia blooms and jasmine. I personally love the sweetness of this fragrant body butter and find it really good for dry skin.  I picked up a mini first to try out before purchasing the large size and highly recommend doing so this size it £10 and available at Boots.

What is your favourite Soap & Glory product?

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9 December 2015

NOVEMBER MAKEUP AND BEAUTY FAVOURITES

November Makeup and Beauty Favourites

Hey lovelies today I bring you my November Makeup and Beauty favourites well a few new favourites this months and products you will have seen before.  

H&M lipstick in Seashell you will have seen last month I picked up a few bits from the new H&M makeup range.  This is one of my favourite items I picked up the lipstick is a lovely creamy glossy nude a new favourite of mine I love the packaging! 

Chanel Chance Eau Vive love this perfume it is floral fruity but light, a great fragrance that surprised me how much I liked it that so it is addictive.

Clarins Instant concealer this is the second tube of this concealer that I have bought so it must be good as it gives such a great coverage and does not crease in the little wrinkles good for a mature skin and really moisturising it does not dry the skin.

Mac Prolonger Paint Pot  in Vintage selection this is my current go to base shadow a nude shade with glitter within it stays put all day a great base or on its on for a natural day look love this shadow!

Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum love love love this serum expensive but totally worth it as really hydrates my skin all day a full review on the link!

Uriage micealer water this is a french pharmacy brand which is not talked about as much but really worth checking out if you suffer hyper pigments, sensitive skins or skin issues.  I have been using this brand for about 18 months but not tried the micellar water.  This is for sensitive skin and as you can see I have used a lot of this as I really like this product great on sensitive skin.

N07 Nail Polish Hot Lava nail polish a great quick drying bright red I have been waring non stop on the toes all month dries really quickly only two thin layers needed to get a even colour.

TanWorx SelfTan a big favourite of mine a fake tan that looks good, fads well and does not smell of faketan! Really easy to use and gives a good colour full review on link.


What were your favourites this month?

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7 December 2015

#BLOGGERSXMAS EVENT

#Bloggersxmas

Hey Lovelies today's post is all about how I had the pleasure of attending the #Bloggersxmas event on Saturday at Finchs  in London organised by the lovely Jasmine & Kirsty from Soeurs de Luxe.  It was such a lovely venue situated in central London just off Finsbury square easy to find and get to.  Jasmine and Kirsty did a great job organising the event as I imagine there is soo much that goes into organising and preparing events like this so a massive well done and thank you to them!

First up before the event I met a few other bloggers and we went for a lunch near by which was a great chance to catch up and chat and talk all things blog.  Then we headed over to the event when we arrived we were met and given a individual keyring, which had been made by Aloha Lola Cards such a fab idea and personalised.  First was the photo wall which I could not resist a quick picture! 

#Bloggersxmas

There were lots of great brands exhibiting at the event these were a great mix and I had fun chatting to them all and getting to know them further!



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My top tips if you have not attended any events before are to be yourself, be prepared to talk all about your blog and what makes your different to everyone other one as it is more competitive now!  It helps massively if you have business cards as not only does it look professional and that you are investing in your brand / blog and it makes it easier for people to contact you after the event.   If you don't have any don't worry it is not the end of the world ( I have a post on my Business cards here if you want to know more)  Also have your phone charged so you can Instagram and tweet as well as there is often extra prizes to be won and don't be afraid to take lots of pictures and ask questions!


Overall it was a great day where I met some lovely brands.

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4 December 2015

THE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR HER 2015


Hey Lovelies today I bring you the second of my gift guides and this time it is for the females in your life, mum, wife, daughter, aunt or friend.  Hopefully if you have still got shopping to do it will give you some ideas to help you in your Christmas shopping.

Rose Gold Large crystal hoop £50 Karen Millen | Felt green Fedora hat £25.00 Oasis | Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag £15.00 Charlotte Tilbury | Glitter phone case £16 Skinny Dip | Cat Slippers £6.99 Amazon | Brown printed jumpsuit pyjamas £28.00 River Island | Real Techniques Bold metals gift set £30(currently half price £60) Boots | Marc Jacobs Daisy Gift set £77.50 Debenhams | Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal cat eyes set £29.00 Selfridges  

All of these are gorgeous presents that anyone would like to receive it is definitely worth shopping about as there are lots of deals on perfumes and beauty gifts at the moment.

Did you get any good gift ideas?

MyBeautySleuth
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