Saturday, 28 November 2015

Things to do on a Sunday

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Working full time means you start to really appreciate every second of the weekends.  I like to fit in a mixture of getting out and about and lazing around in my flat.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

How I Cover Acne Scars

How to Cover Disguise Acne Blemish Red Scars Foundation Powder Concealer

Since I was 11, I've had acne.  It started with some under-the-skin blemishes which were painful and sore, progressed to a stage where I didn't want to leave the house, and now I'm working on a skincare routine that works to keep it in check.  Unfortunately, I'm left with red, unsightly scars across my cheeks and chin, so have the task of disguising them as much as possible.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

i Italian Restaurant

i italian american restaurant Southsea Portsmouth review

After visiting i a few weeks after moving to Portsmouth, Rob and I talk about it so often.  The atmosphere was brilliant, the food was to die for and we both really enjoyed an excellent night.  A few weeks ago we couldn't put it off any longer, and this time I took my camera with me.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blush in Video

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blusher Video Beauty Makeup Review

In case you haven't noticed yet, I can't stop buying products from Urban Decay.  Everything I've bought lately has really impressed me, which only makes me want to buy more. It's a vicious circle.

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blusher Video Beauty Makeup Review Nude Neutral

I didn't have a nude blusher in my collection, and I wanted something matte to pair with a vampy lip.  After a bit of research, the Urban Decay Afterglow powder blush in Video found it's way into my basket and I've used it every day since.

I love the packaging.  It's completely different to anything I have from other brands, the huge sticker on the back makes the shade really clear, and it feels really sturdy.  There isn't a mirror inside, which doesn't really bother me, but it's something to consider.

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blusher Video Beauty Makeup Review

When it comes to the shade, I'm thrilled.  Video is described as a "soft nude" by Urban Decay.  It's a warm toned rosy brown which is so easy to wear.  It pairs beautifully with any lip/eye look, and the matte finish means I can pile on as much Mary Loumanizer as I fancy.

There is a tiny bit of fall out in the pan, but it doesn't look at all chalky or cakey on the skin, and it blends like a dream.  The colour is long lasting and doesn't seem to dull at all as you wear it.

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blusher Video Beauty Makeup Review

I am over the moon with this little purchase, and I am finding myself reaching for it every single day lately.  It's perfect for every occasion; ideal paired with neutral makeup for an every day look or makes my skin look healthy when partnered with a bold eye/lip.

Monday, 16 November 2015

A Few Bits From Lush

Lush bag bath haul

For a long time, I wasn't a big fan of baths.  I didn't enjoy laying in the rapidly cooling water doing nothing, but since graduating and beginning a 'real' job, I'd do anything to help relax and de-stress.  Since falling back in love with having a bath, I can't get enough of Lush.  I can't even walk past the door without being dragged in.  These are the bits I picked up on my latest visit.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer vs Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Flawless Wear Concealer

Concealer Compare Urban Decay Estee Lauder

Is it me or is this the longest post title ever?!  For months I wondered whether or not to give the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer a shot, I've been loyal to Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer for over a year now, but I finally decided it was worth a try.  Now that I've tried both, I thought I'd compare the two for anyone having a similar dilemma.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Neutral Beauty

Nude Neutral Makeup Beauty Urban Decay Born Pretty Bobbi Brown Rimmel

I was never much of a nude make-up girl,  I was all about the pink blusher, bright lips and black eye liner.  Over the course of this year, everything has changed - I love a good neutral shade and I'm beginning to already find some favourites.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Azzuro Italian Restaurant

Azzuro Gunwharf Quays Italian Restaurant

A few weeks ago Rob and I fancied a spontaneous date night, and we were craving some Italian food so we headed down to Gunwharf Quays to go to Azzuro.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Putting Oils on Oily Skin

Oil Hair Skin Make Up Remover Oily skin Garnier L'Oreal Liz Earle Facial Superskin Concentrate

You wouldn't believe me if I told you how long I avoided putting anything remotely oily on my skin.  I have super oily skin so I've always been very cautious of making it oilier.  I've become a bit braver over the last year or so, and have found a few oil-based products which actually work for my skin.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

A Perfect Night In

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After a long week of work there's nothing I want more than a relaxing pamper night to de-stress and re-charge.  These are my top tips for a perfect night in.