Sunday 28 February 2016

Feeling Grateful

When I started my blog I didn't know I'd make friends for life but I've done just that. We grow up being told to be careful when we talk to people online and for god's sake never meet up with them; But what do we all do? Meet up with strangers online. It's mad to think that some of these strangers are people I now count as close friends, friends I speak to about anything and everything and people I'd trust with my life. It's a pretty big statement to make but it's 100% true and one I never thought I'd be saying. 

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Lush Southampton Valentine's Event

There ain't no party like a Lush Cosmetics party and that's exactly where myself and a handful of bloggers spent our Friday night a couple of weeks ago. Lush are renowned for putting on fun filled events and their Southampton store and staff did not disappoint.

Sunday 21 February 2016

30 Facts About Me.

1. I'm from Southampton and have lived here almost all my life, apart from the five years I lived in Alicante, Spain.

Thursday 18 February 2016

Dermalogica Skincare Treatment

There is something about finishing your week with a hours treatment with skincare specialists Dermalogica that sets you up for the weekend. A couple of weeks ago after the most hectic week ever I visited my local counter in John Lewis, West Quay for a consultation with Amy. During the consultation I learned so much about my skin, what I can do to combat my problem areas and I was able to just completely relax for what felt like the first time this year.

Wednesday 17 February 2016

UD X Gwen Lipsticks

Today is the final post in my mini Urban Decay X Gwen series. I received six of the UD X Gwen lipsticks from Urban Decay and then I bought the online exclusives, Phonecall and Plaid because a girl has got to have the full set right?! I'm not even going to lie about how excited I was and how much it killed me having to wait and use these babies but I can confirm I haven't stopped wearing them and Ex-Girlfriend has taken up permanent residence in my bag, swiftly replacing my failsafe nude, Brave by MAC Cosmetics.

Tuesday 16 February 2016

UD X Gwen Lip Liners

I've started to appreciate lip liners a lot more over the last year. They are the ultimate make up tool for the perfect red pout and are really worth having as part of your make up collection. I've only ever owned lip liners from MAC Cosmetics so using Urban Decay's was an absolute first for me but I may of found a new favourite. 

Monday 15 February 2016

UD X Gwen Blush Palette

Ever since the first photos started circulating on this blush filled beauty I'd made the decision I needed it, it was just a case of being ready and waiting for when it finally hit the Urban Decay website. It sold out within minutes and I unfortunately missed it so you can imagine my complete surprise and excitement when the most amazing package arrived from Urban Decay with this inside. Having to wait for the weekend to roll around for good lighting to take some photos was actual torture but it was 100% worth the wait as the blush palette is everything I expected and more.

Thursday 11 February 2016

Sleek Lip VIP Lipsticks

If there is one product I love, it's lipsticks and when Sleek Makeup announced the release of these I was ready waiting in the wings to get my hands on them. Six lipsticks in six must have shades in my favourite finish, what more could I ask for? They 100% have my heart. Each lipstick delivers an intensely pigmented colour with a velvet soft finish. I'm a huge lover of matte lipsticks, they're my failsafe and for these to go on so smooth, have incredible staying power and pretty much do exactly as promised for £5.50?! Well... I'm very impressed.

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Golden Handshake Lush Cosmetics

Golden Handshake is everything I hate in a product, it's messy and covered in glitter but I love it and this is my third stick of goodness. Released in Summer 2015, the hot hand mask is something everyone should try at least once. I work with medication, I have to use antibacterial gel all day and my hands get incredibly dry so something like a hot hand mask is a miracle product. 

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Introducing Pep-Start by Clinique

I love a new release and you can always count on Clinique to pull a pretty cool launch out the bag. I'd seen the buzz around the new project thanks to their campaign featuring Em Sheldon and Lydia Millen which you can watch here, so I couldn't wait to get to Boots Southampton with the lovely Hannah to see exactly what this product was about.

Sunday 7 February 2016

My Top Five MAC Lipsticks

I'm a lipstick hoarder, I hold my hands up completely so I thought I'd delve into my collection of MAC Cosmetic lipsticks to show you my five favourite shades, the five I'd rush out and buy again if I ever broke, lost or finished one. I've got a nude, a pink, two different reds and my fail safe dark lippy and I'd say these were a pretty good starting point if you're looking into MAC for the first time.

Thursday 4 February 2016

Valentine's & Mother's Day Lush Haul

I love this time of year at Lush Cosmetics, right after the big sale comes Valentines, Mother's Day and Easter, new limited edition bath bombs, shower gels and soaps! I ventured to my local Lush to see what they had in stock and picked up some more bombs as per. I didn't go mad as I'm going to a bloggers event there next week so I'm saving myself for that and my basket of lushy goodness I keep at home is already overflowing.

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Skincare Must Haves for 2016

I discovered some staple skincare pieces from some of the brands above last year so I thought I'd tell you about what was staying with me in 2016. I'm not going to lie, two odd years ago before this blog, my skincare routine was some make up wipes, an exfoliator and some moisturiser if I could be bothered, now I can't move for skincare products and my face is well and truly thanking me for it. I stupidly forgot to include my moisturisers in the photos but I'm using Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, which I LOVE and the Antipodes Avocado Pear night cream at the moment. Both I would run out and buy again.
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