June 30, 2014

ORLANDO BEAUTY WISHLIST

Next week I am heading to Orlando, Florida and I am soooo excited! It's going to be hot; the freckles will be out, the happy Disney music will be playing - I. CAN. NOT. WAIT. 
Like any other british beauty addict hitting up the US of A, I am ever so slightly excited to be visiting the world of wonders that is, Sephora!!! Unlike the majority of beauty bloggers, I stopped myself from making an order with Sephora when they introduced UK shipping, in order to make myself even more excited for my visit in July (also owing to the fact that I was very poor at the time...). I wanted to make a little wishlist showing you all what I hope to purchase when I am over there!

June 28, 2014

BENEFIT BIG EASY BIGGER THAN BB CREAM REVIEW

Hands up if you've ever seen packaging prettier than this? No one? Didn't think so. Benefit's packaging is always on point and when I saw their Big Easy Bigger Than BB Cream popping up on fellow bloggers' posts I knew that one day it would be mine. I'm a sucker for pretty packaging and let's face it, if it's Benefit it's not going to let you down, is it?

June 26, 2014

BARRYM MATTE NAIL PAINT IN CANCUN WITH MATTE TOP COAT

I've been waiting for BarryM to release these beauties. After they released their matte Autumn/Winter shades in 2013 I knew that we were in for a treat come the Spring/Summer. BarryM recently release 7 brand spanking new matte shades in a variety of shades, from their lime green Waikiki to coral pink Copacabana. I put in my every effort not to buy all of the shades in this range and decided to just go with the one, teal blue shade Cancun, along with their new matte topcoat. 

June 24, 2014

CRABTREE & EVELYN HAND THERAPY

Summer is the time to preen, preen, preen. Keeping hydrated is the key to healthy looking skin and I'm not just talking about drinking water, nor am I talking about keeping your face and body moisturised. Don't forget about your hands! Summer is a great time to give your hands a little treat. Brightly coloured nails and midi rings are bang on trend this year and you wouldn't want to draw attention to dry skin anywhere else, so why your hands?

June 22, 2014

EASY BRIGHTS WITH NV COLOUR

NV Colour were kind enough to send me some other goodies when they sent over some of their nail polishes a couple of months back. It's taken a while to get this post written owing to exams and holidays as I didn't want to rush it and wanted to get some photos I was proud of before publishing. I was lucky to be sent their gorgeous eye shadow in Lagoon, along with their chunky lip crayon in Watermelon.
I find that lots of people shy away from brightly colour products, particularly for their eyes, so I wanted to show a look that involved some bright colours in an easy, classic look. 

June 21, 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD INVISIBLE COVER FOUNDATION

Who doesn't want skin like Kim Kardashian? Even the haters can't deny the HD look of her skin. It's a well renowned fact in the beauty community that Kim K's  flawless finish has been achieved in the past using none other than Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. I'm wanted to get my mits on this for ages and for some reason didn't pick it up during my visit to Paris last year. I haven't wanted to buy it online because I wasn't sure of the shade that would best suit me, not to mention the hefty price tag. When I came across a Sephora in La Rochelle last week and had a few extra euros in my pocket I fiiiiiiiiinally grabbed it. 
I just have to clear something up...this foundation's packaging usually looks far more fabulous than mine does in these photos. Unfortunately, on the plane home from Nantes, my base coat lid wasn't screwed on tight enough and the leakage went all over everything in my little plastic bag of toiletries! Just my luck, the worst hit was my brand new, MUFE foundation. Thanks, base coat. You can see the the letters have all moved and the plastic is all rough looking - I've included some extra pictures to emphasise the damage.

June 11, 2014

Summer Lovin' - Hair & Beauty

Exams are over, the sun is shining and I have no university work to do! How great is that? Tomorrow I head off to France for a week so I thought I would share some of my essentials with you. This Summer, I feel like I've finally come into my own both make up and style wise. I finally know how I want my hair, have realised that I can get away with less make up and know what products are best for the warmer months.