Monday, 26 September 2016

Sleek ‘Pink Lemonade’ Blush by 3 Palette | Swatches & Review

I recently bought this blush palette called Pink Lemonade by Sleek. Such a cute name - I love it! ♡
It's such a gorgeous palette and such beautiful colours that I had to share it with you all!

I used to always stick to coral/orange blushes but ever since using Dandelion by Benefit in my Benefit Cheekathon Palette (review & swatches here!) I've become obsessed with pink blushes!

This blush palette has two shimmery powder blushes and one matte velvet cream blush. I haven't used a cream blush before but I'm excited to try!

  • Pink Mint - a sheer baby pink colour with subtle silver shimmer.
  • Macaroon - a dusty pink colour. Very smooth texture when I did the swatches.
  • Icing Sugar - a coral/orange colour with gold shimmer.

Top to bottom: Icing Sugar, Macaroon and Pink Mint

As you can see, the swatches are gorgeous and so pigmented! Definitely one of my fave blush palettes.

Do you have this blush palette? What colour blush do you tend to wear? :)

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Soap & Glory Hocus Focus Illuminator | Review ♡

Hi guys!

A couple of weeks ago I purchased this Soap & Glory Hocus Focus Illuminator from Boots as I'd heard a lot of positive things about it, so of course I had to try it!

This can be used alone as a highlighter or it can be blended into your foundation. I haven't used it as a highlighter yet but I've been using it for the past two/three weeks to blend into my foundation and oh. my. god. it's amazing!

It gives your skin such a gorgeous glow! At first I was a bit worried and thought it might have made my skin glow like a sparkly mermaid/enchanted unicorn (not that there's anything wrong with that look!) but it didn't. It gives a lovely glowy effect and makes skin look radiant.

It also smells delightful! It smells just like their fragrance mist Original Pink - btw if you haven't smelt this, it smells incredible! I own several bottles haha.

The Illuminator is very lightweight and easy to blend. It gives a lovely dewy-looking finish. I can imagine this to be amazing as a highlighter on cheek bones - I need to try!

I highly recommend this product to anyone who loves having radiant, glowy, dewy-looking skin. It really is amazing. I will definitely be repurchasing this once my bottle runs out.

At £11 some people may see this as being a little steep because you can get a foundation for under £11 but I can not fault this product in any way; so in my opinion it is definitely definitely worth every penny!

Let me know if you've tried this Illuminator? Do you like Soap & Glory products? I'd love to know what your fave Soap & Glory products are :)

Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Nude Lip Combo | Perfect for Autumn ♡

Hi guys,

I recently went to Boots and bought a few things a lot of makeup that I probably didn't need but hey ho! I will be doing a blog post on the things I bought at the Nyx stall - so keep your eyes peeled lol.

Amongst all the makeup I bought, I bought these three lip products and they're quickly becoming my every day go-to lip combo! See my face of the day post here!

Nyx Lip Liner, Nude

Maybelline Coloursens, Honey Beige

Maybelline Baby Lips Gloss, Taupe With Me

Top to bottom: Nyx Lip Liner, Nude, Maybelline ColourSens, Honey Beige & Maybelline Baby Lips Gloss, Taupe With Me

I was a bit hesitant when buying the Baby Lips Gloss only because I had some of the Baby Lips balms. The balms were ok - they weren't bad but I wouldn't buy them again, if that makes sense lol - but the Baby Lips Gloss is 100% better in my opinion. Super glossy and really pigmented!

This nude lip combo will literally go with any colour eye shadow - which is probably why it's now my go-to lip combo!

Weird mouth poses lol
Let me know if you have any of the three products mentioned? What do you think of them? :)

Also - what is your fave go-to nude lippie? Please let me know, I'm always on the lookout for more nude lipsticks haha!

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Purple Autumn Eyes & Nude Lips | fotd ♡

Hi guys,

I thought my makeup today was very Autumnal - mainly because of the purple shades I used; so I thought I'd do a quick face of the day!

As much as I loveee the sun - I do love Autumn. The crunchy leaves, the spiced candles, chunky knit jumpers, the crisp air - I could blab all day about why I love Autumn haha!

However, on to the post! Makeup and outfit details below!

♡ Top: River Island
♡ Necklace: River Island
♡ Hair Extensions: Irresistible Me

♡ Various shades from the Morphe 35P palette to create my eye makeup
♡ Seventeen High Drama Liquid Eyeliner
Red Cherry Lashes #43

♡ Foundation - L'Oreal True Match, Rose Ivory
♡ Concealer - L'Oreal Lumimagique, 1 Light
♡ Eyebrows - Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1, Brownie Points
♡ Bronzer - Benefit's Hoola
♡ Blusher - Benefit, Coralista
♡ Highlight - Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, Crushed Pearl
♡ Lip liner - Nyx, Nude
♡ Lipstick Maybelline Coloursens, Honey Beige
Lip Gloss - Maybelline Baby Lips Gloss, Taupe With Me

Do you wear different shades during different seasons? Let me know!

Also, let me know what your fave things are about Autumn (if you have any lol!)

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Bloggers Festival 2016 | Event by SL Blogger Events

Hi guys,

On Saturday 3rd September at Conrad London St. James, there was a Bloggers Festival that took place! I went with my sister Danielle, her blog can be seen here! 

This was the first Blogging Event we had been to and we were not disappointed!

The hotel was so amazing - the floors were so shiny and the staircase leading down to the event was so glam!

The first thing you see when you're down there is a massive flower wall - like Kim K had at her wedding. It was so beautiful!

My sister and I against the flower wall lol
There were so many lovely companies there that were soooo generous. I honestly have a bad shoulder because I had to take all the gifts home by train lol I'm currently rubbing ibuprofen gel on my shoulder!!

A few picks of the stalls;

It was a really lovely event and I would love to go back next year!

Did you go to the Bloggers Festival? If you did and you done a blog post about it, leave it below so I can read it! :)

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Easy Cherry Blossom Floral Nail Art | Step by Step Floral Nail Art

 Hi guys! I have another nail art tutorial for you! 

You can see my other two tutorials here!

These cherry blossom nails are super easy to do - just 4 simple steps! They are perfect for Spring/Summer. You can change the colours - instead of using pink you could use two shades of purple. They won't be cherry blossoms, but would still look really pretty!

L - R: Accessorize Milkshake. Sally Hansen Shrimply Divine & Rio Nail Art Brush.

1. Draw a short line going from one side of your nail to the other.

2. Add short little strokes to make the branches.

3. Using your darker pink nail varnish and a dotting tool or a tooth pick, dot on some of the nail varnish on the branches.

4. Do the same again but using your lighter pink nail varnish. 

Voilà! That's it!

Let me know if you did this cherry blossom nail art on your own nails!

Also, please let me know if you like these nail art tutorials? :) I'm always doing nail art on my nails so I could do more of these posts!

Thanks for reading,