Sunday, 27 March 2016

Liquid Lipsticks

Liquid Lipstick Collection Colour Pop Sephora Born Pretty NYX

The beauty blogging world has gone mad for liquid lipsticks lately, myself included.  I am definitely not one for keeping up with lipstick maintenance - I will leave that bright red shade wear of until I'm left with an unsightly ring around my lips before I remember to reapply, so these matte long lasting shades are right up my street.  I don't have a huge collection, but I have quite a few liquid lipsticks now and I can't stop reaching for them.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Books I Never Stopped Thinking About

Books I Never Stopped Thinking About Kindle Flat Lay

Sometimes, I finish a book but find myself still thinking about it weeks, months, even years afterwards.  They aren't always the best stories, or the most well-written, but they always have something about them - maybe a character, a plot twist or even just a few words - which stay with me,

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume

Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume Fragrance Scent Bottle Flat Lay Floral

I love floral fragrances, so I spend all winter looking forward to spring when I can get all of my favourite perfumes out. I am a huge fan of Marc Jacobs perfumes, and I've tried a huge range of limited edition versions of Daisy, but until now I've never owned the original! I finally have it in my collection, and I'm falling in love with it!

Sunday, 20 March 2016

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in Hollywoodland

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in Hollywoodland Shimmer Gold Eye Cream

I am always on the look out for beauty shortcuts.  Anything that can shorten my morning routine and give me an extra few minutes in bed is a winner in my books.  I was on the look out for a shimmery champagne/gold pencil to use as an eye shadow and to highlight my inner corner, brow bone and cupid's bow.  Rob kindly bought me the NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in Hollywoodland for Valentines day, which was exactly what I was looking for.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Spring Lipsticks

Spring Lipsticks - Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect, MAC Giddy, MAC Coral Bliss, Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Solow, NYX Soft Cream in Stockholm, Butter Gloss in Tiramisu, YSL Peach Passion, Benefit Lollitint, Maybelline Glorious Grapefruit

Lately, we're beginning to see the first signs of spring.  Hopefully I'm not jinxing it, but I've been enjoying clear blue skies and leaving my hat and gloves at home.  When it comes to beauty looks, I love spring and summer - I am a sucker for a pastel lip, fresh base and bronzed complexion.  I've already phased out my deep vampy lipsticks and the paler shades have been on their way into my makeup bag.  These are the shades I'll be reaching for the most over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Pop

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette Pop Shade Shimmer Glitter Champagne

Since I bought the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette before Christmas, I have been smitten with it.  It has the perfect mixture of matte and shimmery shadows in a range of neutral shades with a few brighter colours thrown in too.  It is perfect for creating any eye look, and lets face it - it's gorgeous.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Everyday Hair Accessories

Everyday Hair Accessories Flat Lay Pop Bands Donut Clips Bobby Pins Gold

I know what you're thinking - every time I see the title of a post saying something about hair accessories, I expect to see sparkly scrunchies and My Little Pony clips, but that's not what I mean.  Teaching children every day means I am constantly conscious of where my hair is - I definitely don't want any 'visitors' so I always tie my hair up and these are the hair accessories I usually reach for.

Friday, 11 March 2016

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Solow

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Solow

Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Solow

After reading so many incredible reviews of ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipsticks, I was desperate to get my hands on one.  Lately I've been loving matte liquid lipsticks (along with everyone else!) and was too tempted by the huge range of colours on offer from ColourPop.  Colourpop Cosmetics isn't particularly easy to get hold of in the UK so I did a bit of research and ended up risking an eBay order.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Caseapp Custom iPhone Case

Caseapp Custom iPhone 6 Case Cover Floral Personalised

One of my favourite things about owning an iPhone is the huge range of cases available to choose from.  I love having a little collection to choose from so I can swap and change them whenever I fancy.  I had been on the look out for a floral case with wild flowers on for a while, but hadn't found anything I was in love with when Caseapp contacted me.  I had heard about Caseapp in the past, but I had never made my own case before.  I jumped at the chance to create my perfect phone case.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

A Matte Base

Matte Base Urban Decay MAC Benefit Urban Decay

Usually, I am a huge fan of a matte base.  I love a touch of highlighter and some shimmery eye shadow, but I am not a girl after the dewy look.  I have spent so long powdering my skin to stop it looking oily that I'm not about to start using foundations and spritzes that add shine.  Lately I feel like I've mastered the matte base and I want to share the beauty bits I've been using.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Benefit Mascara Battle: They're Real vs RollerLash

Benefit Mascara Battle: They're Real vs RollerLash  Beauty Makeup Packaging

When I am looking for a new mascara, I find it pretty hard to decide - there are thousands of options on the market, each claiming to do very similar things.  How do I know which ones will make my lashes look long, black and fluttery without ending up comparable to spiders legs? How do I know which ones will flake down my face half way through the day and which will be impossible to remove at the end of the day?  Reading some reviews helped me realise that Benefit know what they're doing when it comes to mascara, but which of their options to I choose?  I received a sample of Rollerlash in a magazine last year, loved it, and kept re-purchasing over and over again.  But until now, I didn't know how it compared to one of the brand's most popular products; They're Real.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

The Original Beauty Blender

Original Pink Beauty Blender Beauty Makeup Application

It's pretty hard to avoid the hype which has surrounded this pink sponge for years,  I have tried a few similar tools, and I really loved using the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, so when I spotted the Beauty Blender on Wowcher for £7, I made my order.