07/07/2014

Makeup Revolution Blushers




Makeup Revolution Powder Blushers in 'Hot' and 'Love' (£1 each)

It's another Makeup Revolution post for you guys today! This time, I'm talking about their fantastic powder blushers in 'Hot' and 'Love'. They're completely matte, which I love, and the colours blend beautifully. In my swatches, I built up the colours quite boldly, but they look fantastic worn lightly, too.

They're only £1 each, which I think we'll all agree is incredible, and their staying power is great, too. They have a few more colours which I'll definitively be picking up soon. What do you guys think?

04/07/2014

GOSH Velvet Touch Lipsticks

If you've read my June Favourites post, you will notice that I featured some new purchases including some GOSH Velvet Touch Lipsticks which I have been absolutely loving lately. I've now got 3 of them and I definitely won't be stopping there, because the colour range is so amazing. They have so many different shades of pink, orange, purple and of course, red. The three shades that I have are Innocent, Kitten Pink and Precious.




Innocent is a nudey pink, 'your lips but better' sort of shade. It's so natural looking that I've been wearing it pretty much everyday, even when I'm only wearing some BB cream. It's just a very flattering lipstick.

Kitten Pink is a darker, coral pink. Again, it's a very flattering colour and I find it goes well with many different makeup looks. This is the colour that I've been going for when I'm having a full makeup day.

Precious is a loud, bright fuchsia. It's definitely not one that I would wear on an everyday basis, but it's perfect for special occasions or just when you want to feel a bit fabulous. 

The consistency of the lipsticks is beautiful and they are a pleasure to wear. They're so creamy and leave my lips feeling really moisturised. They're long lasting and fade evenly, too, which means no patchy lips. I already have my eye on some more shades so keep an eye out for more swatches in the near future.

GOSH Velvet Touch Lipsticks are £6.49 from Superdrug.

03/07/2014

Makeup Revolution: Ultra Blush Palettes & Velvet Lip Lacquers


Blush Palettes in 'Hot Spice' and 'Sugar and Spice' // Velvet Lip Lacquers in 'Keep Lying For You' and 'You Took My Love'
Makeup Revolution has been taking the blogging community by storm recently. With their low prices, amazing colour pay off and extensive range of products, they seem to be the new favourite brand of bloggers and beauty fanatics alike. I've got a few of their products already and wanted to try some more, so I hot-footed it onto their website and ordered myself some goodies. I ordered the Ultra Blush Palette in both colours, 'Hot Spice' and 'Sugar and Spice', as well as two Velvet Lip Lacquers: 'Keep Lying For You' and 'You Took My Love'.

Swatches from 'Hot Spice' (top left to top right, bottom left to bottom right).
Swatches from 'Sugar and Spice' (from top left to top right, from bottom left to bottom right).

The 'Hot Spice' palette is full of orange and brown based colours, whereas the 'Sugar and Spice' palette is a mix of pinks, oranges and browns. They each have 8 shades in them. Most of the shades have a slight shimmer but there are a few matte ones, too. Two of them also look gorgeous used as highlighters. As you can see from my swatches, the colours are beautiful and can be worn both lightly or built up to create a bold look. 


Swatches of 'You Took My Love' and 'Keep Lying For You' Lip Lacquers.
The Velvet Lip Lacquers didn't disappoint, either. Look at the colour pay off! It's incredible. The consistency is a smooth, thick gloss that glides on beautifully and feels light on your lips. They dry matte and look so damn good. 'Keep Lying For You' is 100% my new favourite lip product for creating a vampy look. 

You can find all of these products and more on the Makeup Revolution website, here

01/07/2014

June Favourites



I seriously can't believe how fast this year is going! It's July already! Which means it's time for my June favourites post. This month, I've bought a lot of products so I have found a lot of new favourites! I'll be posting more detailed reviews on some of them soon, but until then, here's a little run-down on what I've been loving in June!

Barry M Matte Top Coat
This stuff is amazing! It goes on shiny then takes a few minutes to go completely matte. It leaves your nails with a beautiful frosty look and makes every colour look amazing. I picked it up from Superdrug for £3.99 and I'm definitely going to be buying another bottle soon as I don't think it's going to take me long to get through this one, haha!

GOSH Velvet Touch Lipsticks
I've only recently discovered GOSH products. I had seen and heard of them before but I'd never tried anything from their range. I finally got myself some of their lipsticks and I chose the shades 'Innocent' which is a light pink, almost nude colour and 'Kitten Pink', which is a subtle coral pink colour which is a 'your lips but better' sort of shade. They go on so beautifully and last really well! Definitely my new favourites!

GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer
Another GOSH product that I picked up was their Clear Velvet Touch Foundation Primer. It was down from £12.99 to £7.99 so I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did. It's incredible. It leaves my face feeling so silky smooth and my makeup stays put all day. They also have an apricot gel one and a cream one which I'm really tempted to try out, too!

Lipcote
This has turned out to be a lifesaver! I have been using it with all different brands of lipstick and it's made them all last longer. Even after having drinks and eating, my lipstick is still in place. Such a great product. 

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
I have been lusting after this for ages and ages. My lovely fiancé, Ollie, got it for me as one of my birthday presents and it has definitely lived up to my expectations. It's so good! It leaves my lips so incredibly soft and I've been using it every night before applying some moisturising lip balm. I LOVE this lip scrub. 

NYC Nail Polishes
So, we all know that I am obsessed with nail polishes. I had a count yesterday and found that I have collected over 50 bottles recently. Eeeek! These are some of my new purchases and I love them. NYC products are always such good quality for amazing prices and these nail polishes are no exception. The colours are gorgeous and last really well without chipping. Swatches coming soon!

04/06/2014

MUA Haul




I love MUA products, especially their nail polishes. The colour range is amazing, they are so opaque and last really well. I love using them for nail art, too. I picked up some new colours and also grabbed an eyebrow pen (you can never have too many eyebrow products!). 

MUA Nail Polish in 'Lush Lilac' (£1)
MUA Nail Polish in 'Amaretto Crush' (£1)
MUA Nail Polish in 'Strawberry Crush' (£1)
MUA Nail Polish in 'Stormy Skies' (£1)
MUA Eyebrow Pen in 'Brunette' (£1)


03/06/2014

Makeup Revolution Haul





Makeup Revolution has a massive hype around it throughout the blogging community. It's a new budget makeup brand and their products look amazing! I picked up some for myself the other day and I thought I'd show you what I got. 

Makeup Revolution Scandalous Eyeshadow in 'Rave All Night' (£1)

Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in 'Encore' (£1)
Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in 'Sweetheart' (£1)
Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in 'Dazzle' (£1)
Makeup Revolution Vamp Collection Lipstick in 'Rebel With Cause' (£1)

Makeup Revolution Lipgloss in 'Baby Try' (£1)
Makeup Revolution Lipgloss in 'Free' (£1)
Makeup Revolution Lipgloss in 'Must Be Strong' (£1)

I'm pretty pleased with the products that I bought, the colour pay off is amazing and for £1, you really can't go wrong! 

02/06/2014

May Favourites

This month has gone by so quickly. I feel like I just posted my April favourites and here we are again! Not that I'm complaining, I love telling you guys about my favourite beauty products. So let's jump right into it....



Simple 'Clear Skin' Oil-Balancing Cleansing Wipes
I go through phases of having really oily patches on my skin, so these face wipes have been amazing. They're so handy and leave my face feeling clean and fresh. They're very gentle, there's no harsh chemicals in them and they're not scented. After using them for a few days, I noticed a difference in the oiliness of my skin. My make-up even stayed put longer! 

Garnier Skin Naturals BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector
This is a rediscovered favourite. I used to use this bb cream every single day instead of foundation, but then I found myself needing something with a fuller coverage. However, now that Summer is on it's way, I like wearing a sheerer base with my makeup, to keep it looking more natural and fresh, so I'm back to using this for the moment. It's such a great product. It looks really natural but still covers a multitude of sins! 

Neutrogena Hand and Nail Cream
I'm literally in love with 2 in 1 hand and nail cream. It claims to give you 'twice stronger nails' and I think it's pretty much lived up to that! It's so nice to apply and absorbs into my skin really quickly, leaving no greasy residue. It leaves my skin feeling soft and my nails looking healthy and feeling stronger. 

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Paint in 'Rich Russet'
I recently won this in a competition from Dahlia Nails and I love it! It's the perfect colour for creating an easy smokey eye and it stays put all day. 

MUA Nail Polish in 'Natural Days'
If you didn't already know, I am obsessed with MUA nail polishes. They are only £1 each and they are amazing quality. This colour is no exeption and I'll be wearing it most days through Summer, no doubt!

22/05/2014

'Simple' Skincare Haul


Simple is a brand that I really, really love. Their products are such amazing quality, from their Cleansing Facial Wipes to their Revitalising Eye Roll-On, they always leave my skin feeling clean and fresh with no bad reactions. 

Recently, I picked up some of their products that I hadn't tried before. I got their Kind to Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion, Kind to Skin Soothing Toner and their Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Remover. Once again, Simple have not let me down :) I adore the eye make up remover, it's so refreshing! The cleansing lotion leaves my face feeling clean and soothed, and the toner is amazing. It gently tightens my skin and leaves my face cool and fresh. Love, love, love. 

10/05/2014

Ikea Haul





KRÅKRIS Bed Throw (£1.60)
I just thought this was such a cute little addition to our bed sheets and goes with every set of duvet covers we have. Plus, it's so unbelievably soft and it was under £2! 


BRÄDA Laptop Support (£8.00)
I am constantly on my laptop and I don't have a desk where I can sit at the moment, so I decided I needed to get some sort of laptop stand. This is cute, quirky and it folds away nicely for storage. It's great for when I'm lying in bed studying or working on my blog. 

FÖRTJUST Tealight Holder (£2.25)
Okay, so I know this is intended as a tealight holder, but how blooming cute does it look holding my jewellery? It's so gorgeous and looks lovely sitting on my set of drawers. 

TRENSUM Mirror (£3.50)
We used to have one of these mirrors that pulled out from the wall in one of our old flats and I always loved it. It's so handy for doing your make-up, all be it depressing that you can see every single freaking pore on your face, and I love that you can carry it to your window so you have the perfect lighting. A great buy. 

SKUBB Boxes (£6.00)
These are so handy! You can fold them away when you're not using them and they're perfect for organising your drawers. 

POKAL Bowl (£1.50)
I wanted to get a nice bowl for having my breakfast in. I usually have oatmeal or yoghurt with fruit so I thought this bowl was perfect for portion size. 

POKAL Mug (£1.70)
This reminds me of American-style milkshakes. I was so tempted to get this in pink but I got the white since it matches my breakfast bowl. 

SOMMARFINT Glass (£0.75)
It has flamingos on it! Need I explain more?


09/05/2014

Bunny Update




Tigerlily and Alfie have completely settled into their new home. We let them out on the grass everyday and they spend hours running around together. They're so happy! Our neighbours cat has taken quite a shine to them and spends a lot of his time just sitting on our garden wall, watching their every move (don't worry, I'm keeping a close eye on him). 

It was Tiger's 3rd birthday last week and she ate plenty of dandelions to celebrate. I can't believe she's 3 years old, already! It seems like just yesterday, we were driving to the rabbit breeder's house to collect her, when she was a tiny little bundle of fur. How cute does she look in these photos?! They're from the day that we brought her home :')