Wednesday, 31 August 2016

TANTOUR Sculpting Duo by James Read



James Read is the guy that I like to thank for my (occasional) glowing complexion thanks to the Sleep Mask Tan and he's just gone and released another fabulous product you're all bound to love, the Tantour Sculpting Duo for Face & Body.
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Monday, 29 August 2016

Mega Matte by Seventeen




Boots budget brand Seventeen have just released the newest lip product for any matte addicts out there. You all know matte is my favourite formula so the Mega Mattes collection was practically made for me and I cannot get enough of the shades, plus they're a steal at £4.49. All the lipsticks come in slimline tubes, in black casing with a chevron design making them a bit cooler than previous releases. 
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Sunday, 28 August 2016

My Go To Setting Sprays



Not using a setting spray is like not using a base coat on your nails and there are three sprays I reach for the most. Makeup Setting Sprays help make your makeup last longer and are used once all the magic is in place. There are sprays for all skin types with varied price tags now the highstreet are upping their game. Once all your makeup is applied just hold your chosen spray at arms length and press the pump down a couple of times then allow to dry. Here are the three I use...
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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Pretty Pastel Nails by Trust Fund Beauty



I first discovered Trust Fund Beauty after Vivi wrote What Does Cruelty Free Mean?, I then found out that AudreyStyle stocked their nail shades and we've been getting along in naily matrimony ever since. I shared my thoughts on Resting Bitch Face not too long ago and as I've fallen head over heels for this pair of pastel babes, I had to share my latest editions.
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Friday, 26 August 2016

The Ocean Rooms Southampton


I'm a firm believer of taking care of yourself and your skin and for the last couple of years I've been doing just that with monthly facials and a little TLC. Espa Skincare is where I usually head for facials which is situated in John Lewis West Quay but the only thing that lets them down is that the treatment room is smack bang in the middle of the department floor so you can never quite fully relax.
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Thursday, 25 August 2016

LA Splash Velvet Matte in Latte



Being a huge matte lipstick fan it may come as a surprise that this is the first matte liquid lipstick I've tried and I'm practically slapping myself for not trying one sooner. The LA Splash Velvet Matte liquid lipstick in Latte came in my Beauty Bay Miami Box and when I first took it out the box I practically recoiled at the shade but being the committed beauty blogger I am, I swiftly applied it to my lips and fell in love. You'd be hard pressed not to find me sporting Latte at the moment.
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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Clarins AW16 Makeup Collection



As I said in my Clarins Beauty in Bloom post, I haven't tried much in the terms of makeup from Clarins, I've always stuck to their skincare but the Clarins Autumn/Winter '16 collection has had me regretting my makeup choices. I had some pieces from the new collection arrive back in July and I've been trying them out ready to give you guys my thoughts on them.
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Monday, 22 August 2016

I'm on the Shortlist! #BloggersBlogAwards



Well this is bloody exciting isn't it? I was minding by own business and stuffing my face with chocolate buttons when my Twitter blew up and I had an email from the mega babe that is Hayley from Tea Party Beauty to tell me, my little 'ol blog Annie Writes Beauty had been shortlisted for Best Beauty!
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Sunday, 21 August 2016

OOTD Newbury Ladies Day



Ladies Day at Newbury Racecourse is one of the fashion dates of the calender and that is where I headed to last weekend for a day of fun, food and prosecco with my best friend. You can read all about our day in my post on Newbury Ladies Day.
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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Summer Food Festival with West Quay



Some lovely bloggers and I from the South Coast were invited in to dine with West Quay last week as part of their Summer Food Festival which is taking place throughout August. Over the last couple of years West Quay have welcomed a range of new restaurants into their dining terrace and with Watermark West Quay quickly being built we'll have even more new places to choose from soon.
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Friday, 19 August 2016

Newbury Ladies Day



Last Saturday, myself and my best friend Ro donned our fanciest outfits and made our way to Newbury Ladies Day. We were invited along for the day to enjoy the races, an afternoon tea picnic and a little flutter on the horses. We travelled up from Southampton and arrived at Newbury Racecourse for midday where we were met by Tanya from Zeal Buzz and shown to our picnic area. 
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Thursday, 18 August 2016

New in from Natural Collection


Natural Collection are one of my favourite brands for cheap makeup, I've used the, for 15+ years and the love is still going strong so I thought today I'd show you some new pieces you'll be able to pick up next time you head into your local Boots.
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The Dive In Birchbag



This months Birchbox has been tossed to the side in favour of August's Birchbag, an exclusive scuba bag which screams summer. Each dove grey neoprene bag comes with a cool neon design with four colours available. I have Coral Reef with Blue Fin, Yellow Tail and Pink Pufferfish also available. The theme for August is Dive In and each sample inside is perfect for just that.
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Monday, 15 August 2016

GHD Southampton



I'm terrible at doing anything with my hair, that is why you'll usually find it down with a natural wave. I really wanted my hair curly for our Engagement party and it just so happened GHD Southampton emailed Sotonbloggers about their new product launch and I was swiftly booked in to have my hair curled the morning of our party.
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Sunday, 14 August 2016

That Mango Dress



Little old me helped out a friend with her uni photography project and last week she sent me across some of the final images so being the kinda girl that likes to share, I thought I'd pop some of the photos in a blog post for you to see too.
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Friday, 12 August 2016

My Makeup Storage



If little old me had a Youtube channel then I'd put all this in a video but I don't like my voice on camera so stay tuned for a pretty lengthy blog post. I received the Her Clutter Box make up storage draws last month and oh my they have changed my life. I always had acrylic storage but it was really small, meaning most of my products were tucked away and didn't get the love they deserved.
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Pokemon Training with Virgin Active


*Sponsored post*

Who knew workouts could be so fun when you throw in Pokemon training too? Lucky 'ol me was able to workout at Virgin Active alongside the first guy to catch them all, Sam Clark! Virgin Active Hampshire has every thing you need for the perfect work out including a swimming pool, tennis courts plus jacuzzi, sauna and steam room to relax in after your workout.
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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Clarins Beauty in Bloom



I've been a long time lover of Clarin's skincare but I haven't ventured into their make up as much so after seeing the Beauty in Bloom collection and recently falling hard for the BB Skin Detox Fluid I had to try more. The Beauty in Bloom collection arrived on the beauty scene in June with Clarins giving some of their hero products a floral make over. 
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Monday, 8 August 2016

Engagement Party Favours



The minute after he put a ring on it I was browsing Pinterest for ideas. We weren't originally going to have an Engagement party but as so many of our friends are scattered all over the country and we won't be getting married for a few years we thought why not. I saw lots of different ideas on Pinterest and even though favours for Engagement parties aren't really the done thing we did them anyway as they're such a cute idea. 
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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Inside our Engagement Party



We celebrated our engagement with all our nearest and dearest on 30th July 2016 at Mettricks Old Town in Southampton. We spend a lot of our time there and as it's in the same area we are looking at getting married in, it couldn't be anymore suited. Read on for more details and photos...
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Saturday, 6 August 2016

My Favourite Brow Products



I've been toying with the idea of doing this post for some time but have always put it off because all the brow products I use are press samples. I feel like you all know me well enough now to know that I don't just share anything on here for the sake of it, so whether they're all press samples or not, it doesn't falter my opinion. Now that that little spill is out the way....
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Friday, 5 August 2016

Why Chanel Perfection Lumiére Velvet Isn't the One


Trying out Chanel Perfection Lumiére Velvet has been a long time coming for me. As a beauty blogger this has never left my radar, although it has always been a little lower down on the list to try for me. After a stroll around John Lewis' beauty counters I found myself at Chanel and as I had some spare time I was finally colour matched and in the shopping bag it went. The very next day I pulled out my favourite stippling brush, applied the foundation and I was kinda disappointed. 
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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Five Hair Favourites



My hair is probably one of my favourite things about me, I've always had thick, luscious locks and I have always taken care of it. I'm forever going through products and finding new favourites and today I'm sharing five of my must have hair products from a sea salt spray and oil to a mask and something to make blow drying that little bit easier.
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Sleek Makeup Colour Corrector Palette



Sleek Makeup have been my go to budget brand this year and each new release brings even more banging products to my collection with the Colour Corrector Palette being the latest addition. I've been toying with the idea of using correction sticks for some time but as I wasn't sure what to buy I held off as I wanted to pick up a few of the pencils to try, now I don't have to do that because everything I need is in one place.
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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

July 2016 in Instagram



1. I finally went and fed the penguins at Marwell Zoo! You can read all about my experience in my I Fed the Penguins at Marwell post. 
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Stationary Loving from Mia Felce



My long standing stationary addiction has intensified since I started blogging two years ago. I'm not the kind of blogger that has everything set out in spreadsheets, I much prefer a pen and cute notepad to keep all my ideas and lists in. I first came across Mia Felce when I saw the advert to her phone cases in the back of Cosmopolitan and had a quick Google.
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