Sunday, 28 February 2016

Dainty Daisy Designs Prints

Dainty Daisy Designs Prints Sunshine Donut Leave Giveaway Prize Win Flatlay

A few weeks ago, on twitter, I came a across a giveaway hosted by @daintydaisydesignco to win some of their prints.  I'd come across their site before, and loved the look of their high quality prints, but didn't hold out much hope for winning the giveaway.  I clicked retweet, then kind of forgot about it.  Not long after, a notification popped up and I'd won! I emailed my address over and three days later, my gorgeous prints had arrived!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Benefit The POREfessional Matte Rescue Primer

Benefit the POREfessional Matte Rescue Primer Oily Skin Miniature Free Samples Review

As an oily-skinned girl, foundation doesn't last three hours on my skin without the help of a good primer.  When I reached the end of my Illamasqua Matte Veil a few weeks ago, I fancied trying something new as a replacement.  The Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue primer seemed to be everywhere to looked, and I was reading amazing things about it's power to keep oil at bay, keep makeup in place and prolong wear so I made an order.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The Tenth Hole Tea Rooms, Southsea

The Tenth Hole Tea Rooms Southsea Portsmouth Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

When it feels like we're finally coming to the end of a month of particularly horrible weather, as soon as the sun shines through the clouds I can't wait to get outside and make the most of it.  A few weeks ago, there were blue skies in Portsmouth so Rob and I headed straight for Southsea beach for a stroll.  By a complete coincidence, ten minutes later we were outside The Tenth Hole.  This adorable cafe claims to be the best tea rooms in Southsea, and I'm definitely not going to argue with that claim.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

The Liberty Colouring Book

The Liberty London Colouring Book Adult Mindfulness Floral Paisley Patterns

At the moment, adult colouring books seem to be everywhere I look.  There are patterns, animals, landscapes, quotes, swear words and films to spend hours colouring in.  Two years ago, if you'd told me I'd be spending my evenings under a blanket, watching a good film while colouring in I'd never have believed you, but now more often than not that's where you'll find me.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Red Carpet Manicure Gel Nails Starter Kit

Red Carpet Manicure Starter Set Gel Nail Polish Kit Caramel Moments Nude Varnish

I have never been the sort of girl to go and get my nails done every other week, even though I'd like to be.  I've had my nails done professionally once in my life, I had acryllic extensions and they were a pain in the arse, so I never had them again.  I do, on the other hand, love to paint my nails.  I hate how my hands look with bare nails, so spend way too much time and money painting my nails every colour known to man.  

Recently, gel nails seem to be having a bit of a moment, but I wasn't keen on paying over £20 for mine to be done, so I thought I'd give it a go myself.  I spotted the Red Carpet Manicure Starter Set on offer on Beauty Bay just after Christmas, so I went for it.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

LUSH Lover Lamp Bath Bomb

LUSH Lover Lamp Valentines Day Range Collection Bath Bomb

I love reading reviews of bath products.  I'm always on the look out for something that smells amazing, makes me feel relaxed, makes my skin feel lovely and looks good in the bath so I can put a photo on instagram (if it isn't on instagram, did it really happen?)  A few weeks ago I was in LUSH when I spotted the Valentnes Day range.  First of all, that is the most adorable range ever and second, how cute is this bath bomb? After a quick sniff I detected vanilla, so I headed straight to the till.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Plaited Top Knot Hair Style

Hair Style Plaited Braided Top Knot Messy Bun Casual

I have a new favourite thing to do in my spare time.  I love to watch hairstyle videos on instragram.  I waste hours watching people braid, curl and style their hair in different ways, and although I definitely am not talented in that area, it's made me a bit braver when experimenting with my hair.

I've never posted any hair styles on my blog before, but I found this braided top knot so easy to create and I love how it looks, so I couldn't resist!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Game Changing Beauty

Game Changing Beauty Products Urban Decay Benefit The Balm MAC Makeup

Every now and again, I find a beauty product which completely changes my makeup routine, and I know I'll be repurchasing for a long, long time.  These are the current game-changing products I have in my stash which I just can't get enough of.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

6oz Burger Restaurant, Southsea

6oz Burgers Restaurant Southsea American Cheese

6oz Burger has been on my list of restaurants to try in Southsea for so long, I have heard amazing things about their pink burgers from so many people, and they get their meat from my favourite butchers ever so it's fair to say I had pretty high expectations.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Clinique Nude Pop

Clinique Pop Lip Colour Nude Lipstick Beauty Neutral Makeup Glamour Magazine Freebie Mini Gift Free

Back in December, there was a choice of Clinique free gifts with Glamour magazine.  I had heard incredible about these Pop lipsticks, so as soon as I saw that there was a nude one up for grabs, I was desperate to get my hands on it!

Friday, 5 February 2016

Perfect Brush and Beauty Matches

Perfect Brush and Beauty Matches make up pot

I've build up a bit of a collection of make-up brushes, and there are a few brush-and-beauty-product partners which are truly a match made in heaven.  After reading a similar post on From Roses, I was inspired to write my own post all about my favourite brush and beauty product pairings.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

January Favourites

I'm not usually one for monthly favourites posts, but this month there have been so many bits I've been loving that I can't resist including them.