Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer - 15 Shock Pop

Hi guys! Today I have a new Limited Edition Clinique Lip Colour to show you which was released as part of their Pop Matte range. The shade I have is 15 Shock Pop; a beautiful deep raspberry creme. Pop Matte Lip Colours are creamy and last for up to 8 hours with a built-in primer to keep your lips from going dry. The Pop Matte Lip colours retail for £16.00 and have 16 colours to choose from!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Rose Gold Striped Nail Art

Hi everyone! Today I have some beautiful girly nail art to share with you. This time I did a rose gold striped nail design using 2 coats of Essie - Penny Talk and China Glaze - White on White for the lines. I really love metallics, especially this colour but it does not last very well (and you can see if your nails are peeling/uneven), but alas I did it anyway because it's totally worth it! I hope you like this design.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Triangle Tesselation Geometry Nails

Hi guys! I hope you are all well. Today I wanted to share with you some super cool geometric nails I did a few weeks back. I used 2 coats of China Glaze - White on White as my base then used all Kester Black colours for the rest, sealing it off with 1 coat of Glisten & Glow HK Topcoat. I hope you like these as much as I loved doing them!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil - Lover's Lane

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. Today I thought I'd share with you all this gorgeous Velvetease Lip Pencil by MAC in the shade called Lover's Lane; a bright medium-dark orange with red undertones. I've been wanting to find a NARS lip crayon alternative and I think i've found one! This pencil has a super creamy formula that applies like a dream and dries to a slightly matte finish. I wore this for 4 hours and it lasted really well and hardly any lipstick transferred at all! Velvetease Lip Pencils retail for £17.50 and are available online here. I can't wait to try more shades!

Monday, September 5, 2016

H&M - Precious

Hi guys! Today I have a gorgeous new colour to show you by H&M called Precious; a stunning yellow gold foil polish. It's a bit deceiving as the bottle shows opalescent pink and blue to it but doesn't translate to the nail the same way. The colour is still beautiful regardless. H&M nail polishes retail for £3.99. Pictured is 2 coats with 1 coat of G&G fast drying topcoat. The formula was really smooth and easy to apply with a really nice, wide brush covering the whole nail in one swipe! I'm looking forward to trying some more colours from their collection. Have you tried any good colours? Let me know which colours you recommend!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour - Tailored To Tease

Hi guys! How are you? Today I have another Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour to show you in the shade Tailored To Tease; a stunning bright fuschia plum mix. (RRP £21.00, available online here). Retro mattes apply like a dream and last even better (check out my previous blog post on other shades here). Have you tried any of these yet?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Estee Lauder - Clear Difference Purifying Exfoliating Mask

Hi guys! Hope you are well and are having a great week so far! Today I want to share with you a mask by Estee Lauder in the Clear Difference range called the Purifying Exfoliating Mask (RRP £36.00 for 75ml, available online here). The Clear Difference range focuses on clearing the skin of blemishes which always peaks my interest. Although I don't have blemished skin at all, if rarely, I always like to try products that target that concern as a preventative measure. The Purifying Exfoliating Mask was bought on a whim. I wanted to try some skincare from Estee Lauder and seem to gravitate towards masks so when deciding which one to go for, I went on the website, narrowed it down to my skin concerns, and then read reviews and they have all been really great for this particular product. After one use of this product I saw a difference. It drew out any impurities I had, removed excess oil and shine, and exfoliated gently to reveal super soft supple skin. Since using it once a fortnight i've noticed less breakouts (especially around my period) and it always gives my skin a healthy clean glow. It contains Salicylic Acid to deeply draw impurities out and stop the breakout cycle, free skin of flakiness, control oil and refine the look of pores. I use a 50p amount all over my face after cleansing. Once completely dried (5-10 minutes) I wash it off with warm water and gently exfoliate it off. This part is what makes the biggest difference! It definitely isn't drying either which is a bonus! I highly recommend this product, it's very cost effective too, only needing a small amount. A pot will last you about 6 months. Let me know if you try/have tried this. I'd love to know if others are having similar results!


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Tom Ford - Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil

Hi guys! I hope you are all well. Today I want to share with you an amazing product from Tom Ford called Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil (RRP £70.00 for 100ml, availabe online here). This body oil is so so pretty. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it also gives your skin the most beautiful sun-kissed skin. It is a lightweight, illuminating oil infused with shimmers of gold and platinum leaf. Some people may find this too shimmery but I personally love this for a summer's night out. It smells of amber-sandalwood and hydrates your skin immensely. Tom Ford's products are hard to fault and this is a definite must-have for Summer!

Look at that glow!

Friday, July 15, 2016

MAC - Isabel & Ruben Toledo Modern Twist Lash Mascara (LE)

Hi everyone! Today I have a review of the MAC - Isabel & Ruben Toledo Modern Twist Lash mascara in the shade Caligrafy. The shade is a gorgeous dark navy with light blue micro shimmers in it. It's a really subtle but beautiful colour that will make your eyes pop in an intriguing way. The brush is very curvy and I did find it a bit difficult to apply. I found myself smudging mascara on my eyelids with the dip in the brush. Saying this, I did find that it lifted and brightened my brown eyes very nicely. As this collection was limited, it is no longer available but you might be lucky and find it online somewhere. This mascara retails for £24.80.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Creme De La Mer - Renewal Oil & Hand Treatment

Hi guys! I hope you are well and having a great week so far. Today I have some very exciting products to share with you. I was extremely fortunate enough to receive some Creme De La Mer products recently so I thought I would do a review of them. The two products I'll be showing are: The Renewal Oil (RRP £155 for 30ml, available online here) and The Hand Treatment (RRP £70 for 100ml, available online here). 

The Renewal Oil - You might be aware that I am a huge advocate of facial oils. I have been using them religiously and non stop over the course of 7 years and have seen even the darkest spots and acne scars disappear because of them. It was no surprise I would love this product which is multi-usage (I use this on my face, decolletage, cuticles, hair etc) that envelops skin into nourishment to enhance its natural glow. It softens emerging lines and helps combat skin dehydration for a beautiful glow. A little tip I learned with this product is that you have to "Shake it to wake it". 'It', referring to the miracle broth, which sits at the bottom of the bottle, and the oil on top, so shaking helps to homogenise the product. This oil is perfect for people who want instant hydration but don't like to feel and look too greasy as it is definitely a light-weight dry oil.
The Hand Treatment - I have been using this hand cream for months actually but only now have my own. Well over due as this is the best hand cream I've ever used. It is silky, soothing and nourishing, that creates an emollient barrier to lock moisture in. I do find this cream a little too heavy for day use but is absolutely perfect before bed for an overnight treatment. I have suffered from cracked knuckles for years from boxing and this is the only product that has actually softened them and made the appearance much more hydrated!

What products by Creme De La Mer have you tried? I can't wait to try more products from this gorgeous brand! Thanks so much for reading and have a great week ahead.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Double Triangle Nail Art

Hi guys! Today I have some simple nail art to share with you. I felt like doing something geometric for the weekend so I landed on this design! Super simple and easy but looks really cool too! I used 2 coats of Chanel - 623 Mirabella and then freehanded the triangles using Model Co - Oh My Goodness Greycious, followed by 1 coat of Glisten & Glow HK Topcoat. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the warmer weather (finally!).


Friday, June 3, 2016

MAC - Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Swatches

Hi guys! It's been a while. I must find the motivation to blog more often but I'm just so tired when coming home from work. I have lots of new goodies to review for you though but today I am showing you the brand new Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours by MAC. There are tons of shades but I only have 2 (so far). The two colours I'll be showing you are Too Matte With Love; a beautiful bright raspberry and Rich & Restless; A midtone pinky salmon. The formula on these are really good. They're easy to apply, completely opaque (although some of the darker shades look like they need a bit of playing around with application) and dry to a  completely matte finish. In terms of longevity, they don't last as well as Velvetines (only matte liquid lipsticks I've tried so far). After about 4-5 hours they start feathering from the inner lip area. Overall this is a super exciting product from MAC and I'm glad they finally released their take on the liquid lipstick. They have some really exciting shades too so be sure to have a look online or at your nearest counter. MAC - Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours retail for £21.00 (available online here). 

Rich & Restless
Too Matte With Love

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Floral Mani (+ Tutorial)

Hi guys! I hope you are doing well. Today I want to share with you some really pretty nail art inspired by a tissue box I bought recently. I love when you can find inspiration even in the daftest home items! I decided to do a mini pictorial in case you'd like to recreate this design. I used 2 coats of Kester Black - Acid for the base colour, China Glaze - White on White for the rose base and Liquid Leather for the black fern design. I then used Kester Black - Forget Me Not and Prenup for the rose outlines. I hope you like this design and find some inspiration from it! Have a great week ahead.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

MAC - Please Me Lipstick + Extended Play Lash Mascara Review

Hi lovely people! I have two new MAC products to share with you that I recently picked up! The first being the Extended Play Lash Mascara in the shade Endlessly Black (RRP £15.00) and a Limited Edition packaged lipstick called Please Me which is a stunning muted-rosy-tinted pink matte shade (RRP £15.50). There is nothing negative I can say about these two products. MAC is always reliable and their quality never falters. The lipstick is super creamy and pigmented and the mascara is my new favourite everyday mascara for subtle, groomed lashes. It is definitely buildable for a more dramatic look too! Here's a look at some photos.

Without/With Extended Play Lash Mascara