Sunday, 28 July 2013

Holiday Beauty Favourites

Holiday Beauty Favourites
Marc Jacobs Daisy Limited Edition Summer, Benefit Hoola, La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat, MAC Coral Bliss, Lancaster Tan Maximising After Sun

These are the five products I found myself reaching for every single day during my fortnight in the South of France.  Quite a few evenings we went out to various towns in the area, including St Tropez, Cannes and Monaco, so on these occasions I made a bit of an effort.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

South Of France Summer Holiday

Honey, I'm hoooome!

After two weeks in the south of France with my family and my boyfriend I'm back in sunny (for once!) south Wales.  We had such a lovely time sunning ourselves, eating delicious food and seeing the sights.  I was lucky enough to spend my birthday there, which is on the same day as the French national holiday, Bastille Day, so I celebrated turning twenty with an amazing firework display by the sea!  We all really enjoyed ourselves, and I'd completely recommend visiting the south of France if you get a chance - my favourite parts are St Tropex, Monaco and Port Grimaud.  Here's a few of our photos from our French fortnight.

Friday, 19 July 2013

MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick

MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick Review Collage Swatch

I do love my MAC lipsticks, even though I have a compact collection of just a few shades I reach for them most days.  Although I adore my bright lipsticks, over the last few weeks I've been fancying a more neutral shade which I can wear on an every day basis.  I headed to the MAC shop planning on buying Shy Girl after reading a truck-load of amazing reviews, is it me or does everyone love Shy Girl?!  However, after swatching it, it just wasn't for me - I'm not a nude lipstick person.  I went through a number of other shades from the stand, swatching them on the back of my hand, and my boyfriend helped me pick this little beauty - Coral Bliss.  He also treated me to it for passing my second year at university (2:1, yippee!), thanks Rob!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Top Summer Blush Picks

Top Summer Blush Picks Sleek Look Beauty NARS MAC Laura mercier Benefit

Top Summer Blush Picks Sleek Look Beauty NARS MAC Laura mercier Benefit
Look Beauty Make Me Blush in Flirt, Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Lush Nectarine, Benefit Powda Wowza (Hoola, Coralista and Bella Bamba), Nars Desire, MAC Melba, Sleek Blush by 3 in Sweet Cheeks.
I love summer blushers.  Although when it's sunny I don't always go for a full face of makeup, I never skip a hint of colour over my cheek bones.  Shimmer, frost, matte and cream formulas in varying shades of pink and peach are right up my street.  These are what I regularly reach for when the sun comes out to add a hint of colour to my face.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

After reading an endless amount of good reviews of this surf spray, I was really happy to receive it in my Selfridges Summer Beauty Box.  Bumble and Bumble describe it as a salt spray designed to be used on damp or dry hair to add body and texture. 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Top Summer Lip Products

Top Summer Lip Products

Top Summer Lip Products

Blistex Medplus, Lush Bubblegum lip scrub, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick, Look Beauty Lipstick in Hyper Melon, Rimmel Apocalips in Stellar (review here), Mac Costa Chic, Mac Impassioned (review here), Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya (review here)

First things first - I'm on holiday :))) wooo! This is the first of a couple of scheduled posts I've sorted out for while I'm in the south of France on a family holiday for two weeks so that my little section of the internet isn't completely dead while I'm gone.  Hopefully at this exact moment in time I'm lapping up the sunshine eating delicious food and sipping cool rosé.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Summer Reads

Since I was really young I've been a bit of a book worm, especially on holiday.  Relaxing by the pool in the sunshine I've been known to complete 13 books in 14 days!  Since my lovely parents gave me a Kindle for my birthday last year, I've really got back into reading - there's nothing nicer than escaping from a busy train in a good story, or cuddling up in bed with an exciting plot.  After reading an endless stream of books I've picked a few really good summer reads from a range of genres that I definitely recommend.  If your jetting of somewhere sunny, or having a relaxing summer at home here's a few books to keep you entertained.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

All Time Favourite Beauty Products

All Time Favourite Beauty Products
Batiste Dry Shampoo, Tangle Teaser, OPI Nail Envy, Benefit Hoola, L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes, Blistex Medplus, 17 Miracle Matte Pressed Powder

Throughout the month of June I've been loving a few specific beauty products, but most of them are things I love using every month, but I never include them in favourites posts because they are always a part of my routine.  Instead of a monthly favourites post, here are some of my all-time favourite products.