Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter Review



I recently popped into The Body Shop because I needed an ultra moisturising lip balm and having tried many flavours/scents before, it was time to buy another lovely lip butter and this time I picked up the very fruity, strawberry scent.

Product description:
Instantly hydrate and soften your lips with this fruity lip butter. Full of sweetly scented strawberry seed oil it will keep you coming back for more. Nourishes & softens lips, gives lips a light, natural-looking sheen, leaves lips soft and smooth, delicious fruity scent and contains cold-pressed strawberry seed oil.

Meet the cutest little pot of balm ever! This travel friendly lip balm will be your handbag essential and definitely be your lip balm of choice.
The little pot sure is cute! The red coloured pot and strawberry sticker clearly states what it is and the pot is sturdy and easy to open.
Once you open it, you can smell the incredible aroma of sweet strawberries. The scent is spot on. It does not smell artificial or overpowering but a true smell of fresh strawberries that will instantly drift your mind into thinking it's summer again.
The balm has a lovely buttery like texture, hence the name - lip butter. It applies onto the lips really well and gives an instant moisture and hydration boost to my lips. The only thing with this lip butter is that it has a milky white colour so you either have to use a small amount and when you do use it, be sure to really spread it on the lips but having said that it can be used as a base prior to lipsticks and also for applying loads before bed so that you'll wake up with super soft lips, kind of like a lip mask.

This small pot means business and can last a very long time so it definitely fairly priced at being just under a fiver.

I love this lip butter and I definitely recommend this to everyone, there are so many lovely scents/flavours to choose from to!

Check it out here // link - £4.50

Have you tried any of The Body Shop lip butters?

Friday, 8 September 2017

Vintage Kellogg's // Mad Beauty








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Featuring products from the Vintage Kellogg's range

Mad beauty is the leader in design led cosmetics for both the gift and professional sectors. The MAD Beauty designers work tirelessly to provide a wide range of novel , fun and interesting items whether you are buying for yourself, as a gift for a loved one. If you are a beauty professional or sell gifts then the experts at MAD Beauty will surely have something for you to offer to your customers.
There is such a huge and a very cute range to choose from, from gifts to stationery, they have it all! I was kindly sent quite a few things to try out and review, read on to see my thoughts on each of the items.

Matchbox emery board - 99p*
Aren't these the cutest nail files you've ever seen?! I absolutely love the retro packaging. It comes in three colours: pink,blue and yellow and these files are so travel-friendly too! I have kept one in my bag and one on my bed side table.

Lipbalm - £4.99*
Meet the cutest tin lipbalm that needs to be in your make-up bag! This comes in two flavours: Lemon & Mandarin and Vintage Rose. This zesty balm really does a good job at hydrating and moisturising my lips, again another great beauty product for on the go.

Soap set - £4.99*
This would make a lovely gift idea, in a pack you get two mini soaps, one Lemon & Mandarin scent and the other Tuberose & Jasmine. The soap foams up nicely to give sweetly scented bubbles. I definitely prefer floral scents so the Tuberose & Jasmine was my favourite out of the two.

Cosmetic/washbag*
As room as I received this, I immediately emptied my old make-up bag and put all of my current make-up faves into this very roomy bag. It's a good quality bag that can hold many things, also perfect for toiletries and travelling. The cute retro print really finishes off the bag.

Shopping list pad with pencil*
I already have this stuck on my fridge. This cute retro style shopping list pad sure makes writing lists fun! It come with a pastel pink pencil that you can easily attach when you are finished writing and the actual pad is magnetic so you can easily stick this onto your fridge and remember to write down those important items for your next food shop!

I absolutely loved the retro range at Mad Beauty, there is definitely something for everyone and the packaging is just! *insert heart eyed emoji here* You have got to check out the cute Kellogg's cereal lipbalms oh and the Pop Tart lipbalms!! It's all so pretty and I so need these now!

View all of the Vintage Kellogg's range here - link


What's your favourite item from the Vintage Kellogg's range?

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Tokidoki Black Eyeliner Review






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I am on a quest to find the perfect black liquid liner and I wanted to review this insanely cute Tokidoki eyeliner which I picked up from Primark not too long ago.

The packaging is CUTE! Definitely one of the reasons, I picked this up also seeing the long brush handle kind of gave me hope that it will help achieve easy cat flicks.

The actual black colour does have a good colour pay off but it seems to smudge and also run too 😞 When it comes to liner, the last thing you would want is the colour to be faint or for it to run. Another issue I had was with the actual nib. It was very hard to create a flick that I wanted. It was good at just lining the eyes but it did not have flexibility, like a brush to ensure an easy to do cat flick. I just either ended up with lined eyes or cat flicks that were just too thick! Which meant me having to repeat the whole process again.

I really wanted to like this eyeliner but it was a complete miss for me and so my journey continues to find the perfect liquid liner.

Do you have liner recommendations for me? Comment below your all time favourite liners because I need one ASAP!

Friday, 25 August 2017

Rosie For Autograph Cream Eyeshadow Sticks* Review





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This beauty review features:
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Rosie for Autograph Cream Eyeshadow Sticks in Almond Eyes* and Sparkle & Magic*.


What is it?
Velvety soft longwear eye shadow cream in stick form.

My thoughts
First off, just look at the gorgeous rose gold packaging! These eyeshadow sticks really remind me of the By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow sticks and boy, do these mean business!

The eyeshadow sticks are so aesthetically pleasing and seeing as it's rose gold, it looks like every blogger's dream. It's very slim and is easy to travel with for on the go touch ups.

The two shades that I have are Almond Eyes*: pale gold/champagne with gold shimmer and Sparkle & Magic*: antique silver, very gunmetal-esque, hints of gold shimmers... My FAVOURITE out of the two.

The texture of these are truly commendable, it glides on so well and gives off an amazing colour pay off with long lasting results. What I really love about these eyeshadow sticks is that you can easily create a wash of colour over the lids with such minimal effort and you can also build up the colour to intensify your overall eye look.

It's crease-free which makes this so dreamy and the fact that it is also paraben free and gives a non tacky finish, easily makes this my favourite eye product. Sometimes with very creamy eye products, the longevity suffers but these last for a really long time without creasing, even on my oily eyelids.

Lastly the whole Rosie for Autograph collection is cruelty free, making this a collection that needs to be in every woman's make-up bag!

These retail for £12.50 each (a bargain considering they’re like high-end) and you can only buy them from Marks & Spencer, in store or online.

You can find the eyeshadow sticks here 

Have you tried these eyeshadow sticks?

Monday, 21 August 2017

Lipbalm Lovin'




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Have I got a lip balm lovin' post to share with you today! I just had to share my views on the lipbalm that is inspired by the very popular game, Candy Crush and a Reese's lipbalm based on the actual chocolate confection!
I was lovingly sent two flavours to try out and I could not wait to share my thoughts with you.

I was sent Candy Crush Lemonade Lake* and Reese's*.

I am LOVING the packaging! The cute and quirky design definitely catches your eye and would definitely brighten up your make-up bag too!
These balms have got a creamy formula that glides so effortlessly across the lips, my lips got an instant hydration boost and they felt oh-so soft and moisturised.
Lemonade Lake has to be my favourite out of the two, since I love fruity flavours and the scent is spot on! The hubby decided to 'borrow' the Reese's lipbalm ^^ he's got a sweet tooth and we actually both were glad that it didn't have any colour pay off because I don't either of us could rock an orange lip haha! It did however give a lovely sweetly scented sheen to the lips
These lipbalms have certainly got a novelty factor and will definitely give your lips a sweetly scented glaze. It sits comfortably on the lips but don't expect it to heal chapped lips instead expect a quick fix of hydration with a subtle shine.
These lipbalms are perfect for when you're on the move and in need of a quick moisture fix. I currently have Lemonade Lake in my make-up bag and I love wearing it daily before applying my favourite lipstick.


What do you think of these cute lipbalms and which one would you choose?

xoxo

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette* Review






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Product review featuring:
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Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette - £10.99*

What is it?
A luminescent highlighting palette that contains a range of five stunning shades in a mixture of cream and powder textures. This palette can also be used to illuminate your eyelids, lips and cheeks! Such a fun palette to experiment with!

My thoughts
Say hello to the most prettiest highlighting compact ever! The shiny silver compact certainly catches your attention and once you open up the compact you are greeted with five stunning unicorn-esque highlighters and a very good clear mirror too!
The compact contains both powder and cream formulations, allowing you to really play around with the different highlighters, so far I have used both the pink and gold powders and the light gold cream and I am loving all of those. I still have not really used the green and blue highlighters and I think those will look great on the eyes rather than the cheeks or lips. The blue may of come in a smaller amount but it has the most shine and glitz, sure was fun swatching all of these too.
I really do think Sleek have made a good quality palette that is easy to use and gives you that wow factor that will definitely make you look 'lit'

Overall I am really impressed by this palette and I think we all need to have this in our collection, if you get a chance, do swatch these if you happen to be at Superdrug so you can see how insanely stunning the highlighters look because my pictures certainly did not do any justice. The ultimate princessy highlighter!

Check it out here: link

Available to buy at here: link


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

My Favourite Lip Duo From Essence Cosmetics





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Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss in 'La Vie Est Belle'
Essence Longlasting Lipstick in 'Nude Love'

It's a fact. Essence Cosmetics are definitely one of my favourite brands when it comes to super quality products without breaking the bank and today's review is all about the latest two additions in my Essence lip collection. Read on to see me rave about these gems!

Lipstick Lovin'
I think I already own four or five other shades from this lipstick line and boy oh boy! Do they mean business! This is the perfect nude shade for easy everyday wear. It can suit any skintone and it wears so comfortably on the lips, giving you perfect shine everytime. It feels so moisturising on the lips and is very buildable. These particular lipsticks have a longer lasting power and can wear from up to 4-5 hours depending if you have eaten or if you have had something to drink. Now for some that may seem like a small amount of time but for the price you really cannot complain. I also like how you can see the colour of the lipstick shade by the band around the case so you can definitely collect these and arrange them in a lipstick holder.

Matte lips for life
I still LOVE the matte lip trend and it was the only lip product left to try from Essence. I am so glad I picked up this product and shade because it is amazing!! This beautiful milky pink shade looks so stunning on and it has the most creamiest mousse-like formulation ever! It doesn't even feel like you are wearing a matte lip product because some can feel very drying and uncomfortable. This wears for a good amount of time before it starts to leave a little pink tint on the lips. I can imagine how great the darker shades must be if this one is really good. If you love scented lip products then you'll love this one because it has this really yummy vanilla scent which I personally do not mind and it is not overpowering at all. A very pigmented lip product with extremely high coverage.

Essence Cosmetics are available both online and in store at Wilko and the best part? both lip products are only... wait for it... £2.30!!! 

Check out the lipstick here and lipgloss here

Have you tried Essence Cosmetics?

Friday, 4 August 2017

JewelCandle* Review in Candy Floss Earrings Edition








Check out this cool candle concept! Read on to see what I thought of the Jewel Candle!

What is it?
Jewel Candle is a 100% handmade candle that contains a jewellery surprise which they claim to be high-quality(Warranted 925 Silver Jewellery)and between the value of £10-£250. Each Earring candle is said to last around 45-60 hours before the jewel can be removed, while the larger candles lasts around the 90-125 hours mark. Jewel Candles come in four forms, Ring,Pendant,Bracelet and Earring candles. The Ring, Pendant and Bracelet candles are all large in size and Earring candles are slightly smaller. There is also a Jewel Bath where the jewellery surprise is hidden inside the bath bomb or bath cupcake! How cool is that?! The candles also come in a whole host of scents from Candy Floss to Blueberry Pancakes! The candle I received is in the scent Candy Floss.

Price
The Candy Floss Jewel Candle retails at £19.95 and is available to purchase on the Jewel Candle website.

Packaging
The candle comes in a big sturdy glass jar complete with lid. Now that my candle is fully burnt, I plan on reusing the jar to store either makeup brushes or some extra beauty bits, so handy!

My thoughts
When I first heard about Jewel Candle, I was amazed at the concept, I just love unique products like this and as soon as I got my candle, I started to burn it straight away but making sure I had a cuppa and some biccies ready too! The scent is sweet but not sickly sweet, it has a warm cozy like scent which smells lovely and makes you want to cozy up with some sweet treat and wear some super cute PJs. The scent lingers really well without being too over the top. The earrings were wrapped up in a foil package and was around the middle so I definitely knew it would take a while to reach it. I was getting so impatient because I really, really wanted to see the earrings. So many hours later I was able to use my tweezers and carefully pull out the little foil package and I was greeted with the cutest ever Fuschia pink studs with little diamonds on the sides of the design. I was so happy with what I got from the candle. My earrings also contained a sticker which had a unique code to find out the actual price of my prize. I went on the Jewel Candle website and entered in the code and the worth of these earrings was £25 which wasn't bad at all!

Overall
I personally love the whole idea and element of surprise of the candles. I do also think that the candles make a great gift idea. I was very happy with my stud earrings and I have already worn them so many times. I would definitely recommend Jewel Candle since there are so many delightful scents to choose from as well as different jewellery pieces to suit your liking.

Have you tried Jewel Candle?

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Quench your skin with the New L'Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water Moisturiser*




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L'Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water Moisturiser*

What is it?
The first ever 'skin drink' moisturiser that locks in 72 hours of moisture for fresh, glowing skin! There are two types of moisturisers available: normal to dry and normal to combination.
This new moisturiser is inspired by Asian skincare and it contains aloe water and hyaluronic acid to deliver pure moisture and give that instant refreshed feeling without overloading the skin.

My thoughts
I had read so many reviews from people and bloggers and everyone sure is raving about this new skin care product,from the prettiest blue glass packaging to the the way this makes everyone's skin feel. It was all said. I really wanted to use this for a good time before reporting back and I need to say this, believe the hype people! This stuff is insanely good and I don't think I'll ever use anything else. This has a gel like formulation and as soon as I apply this, my skin gets this instant fresh feeling and my skin feels so hydrated. It is definitely a skin drink, crazy as it sounds but I actually do feel like my skin has drank in the goodness and I have also noticed a change in my complexion too. I was sceptical since it has a gel like consistency, I thought it was going to feel sticky or take a while to absorb into the skin but it really doesn't, it's more lightweight and a joy to use. The claim 'fresh as water, hydrating as a cream' does define this product and I couldn't think of anything better to describe this myself. Lastly the scent is to die for, it has this really amazing summer spa like scent that instantly reminds me of sunny days. I always apply this before starting on my make-up since this makes a really good base too!

Hats off L'Oreal! I really am super impressed by this moisturiser and I definitely recommend that you try it out as soon as!
You can buy it here - link and here - link /£9.99*

Have you tried this? What are your thoughts on it?

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Pretty Prom Dresses From Sherry London*


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Sherry London*

Who are they?
Sherry London are an online global retailer and it is dresses galore! Sherry London sell everything from Prom Dresses to even Wedding dresses. They have so many styles too! From timeless looks to the latest on trend style, there is something for everyone.
The Prom Dresses in particular are my favourite! They're so pretty to look at.

Prom Dress options
The Vintage Prom Dress collection is certainly pleasing to the eye, the dresses are made with tulle or chiffon and with lace detailing, it is sure to turn heads. The dresses scream retro style but with a twist and the dresses are so elegant and flowy too.
If you are looking for something that is a more budget friendly then the Cheap Prom Dress option is for you, the look and quality still is lovely but more purse friendly, I spotted some fabulous mint green and lemon yellow dresses that still look expensive and there are many length options to choose from.
LOVE the colour red? then you are in for a treat because Sherry London stock some amazing Red Prom Dress options to choose from, they all are flowy and floor length gowns that definitely deserves attention. Red to me is a colour of confidence, whether it be a fiery red lipstick or an item of clothing.
If you want to make a prominent entry then the Black Prom Dress option is there too! Their black prom dresses definitely makes a statement and you'll bound to impress!
I personally LOVE the colour blue so I would opt for a Blue Prom Dress from the vast collection of pretty sky and powder blue gowns that scream Cinderella style!


 
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What do you think of Sherry London? Which dress is your favourite?

*This post contains sponsored content 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Pastel Hema Stationery and Accessories Haul




Alphabet Stickers - 0.75p
Geometric shape stickers - was 0.75p now 0.50p
Simple white labels - £1


Mint green and gold bracelet - was £2.00 now £1.50
Assortment of blue stud earrings - was £2.50 now £1.50
Assortment of blue and pearl bracelets - was £2.00 now £1.50
Pastel pink heart necklace - was £3.00 now £1.50


Mint green cat print a5 notebook - £3.50
Liquid light up pen - £1.50
Pastel pink rollerball pen - now 0.50p


I LOVE a good ol' browse in stationery shops but it also means that alot of the items end up in my basket. It has been ages since I last visited Hema and I went in at the right time because SALES!

I think I managed to pick up some good bits and some accessories which I have never bought from Hema before!

Stationery Love
I love personalising items so I grabbed the colourful alphabet stickers and I picked up some labels because it's always handy to have those at hand. In the sale section I found a pack of cute pastel geometric shape stickers which are going straight to my collection! What is it about stickers?! I just cannot seem to have enough. I bought two pens... Don't think I needed it but one lights up and the other was pastel pink and on sale. I think the glitter and red hearts in the light pen are sooo cute! ^^ Lastly I picked up a notebook. This I think will become my main book for lists, planning and blog post ideas and I cannot wait to decorate it like crazy!

Cute Accessories
I have never bought accessories from here and I managed to find some gems hidden at the back of the rail. I picked up a set of cute stud earrings, a dainty necklace and two different types of bracelets. I seem to have a theme when it comes to picking out stationery and accessories, PASTEL HEAVEN! Is what comes to mind, I just can't get enough of lighter colours. I think my favourite piece would have to be the heart necklace because I was looking for a simple chain necklace.

I am so happy with my purchases! Have you visited Hema before and what stuff do you buy at Hema?