Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Ordinary Skincare - Does Affordable Skincare Actually Work?

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil and 2% Hyaluronic Acid

So if you're on Instagram you would have heard of The Ordinary; let's face it, it's everywhere. I first became aware of it on my Instagram feed a good few months ago, and for some reason I didn't think to investigate it further as I assumed it was going to be really expensive. It was only when my best friend asked me if I had heard about it, and told that it was really affordable that I realised I just had to have a look into it!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder Review

Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder Review
Beauties, I am just going to come out and say it - I committed a huge blogging sin and used this gorg powder before I photographed it. A week before my holiday my beloved Armani Loose Powder ran out. Now normally I would just go and re-purchase it straight away because it is seriously bomb, but I also saw it as an opportunity to try the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder. I thought it wouldn't be splurging if I actually need a new powder, right?! Anyway I left it till literally the last minute before we went away to buy it, (because you know, nothing like the thrill of running around at 8pm the night before buying last minute holiday purchases) so I had to just use it and pray to god that a nice blurry photo would save the fact I'd been dipping in and out of it all week ;)

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Italy Photo Diary - Portofino & Santa Margherita

Hello Beauties! As you know we went to Italy last week, and so today I thought I'd share a a few photos of where we went and what we did. We are really bad at taking photos, we always forget to get good pictures of us (usually too busy eating) but this time we got quite a few. We have been to Italy together quite a few times now, but we have never been when it's hot and we haven't done too much exploring outside of where Chris's family live. This time we thought we'd head down to the Ligurian Coast a.k.a. the Italian riviera, which was about an hour and forty minute drive from Pisa airport. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and we had such an amazing time there!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Beautiful Brows with YSL Brow Wardrobe - Review and Swatches*

YSL Couture Brow Marker, Couture Brow Palette, Couture Brow and Dessin Des Sourcils

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In the past, brows have never been my strong point. Mine are quite full at the front but disappear into nothing on the tail, and I never had the patience to draw them in properly. Going back a few years ago I actually used to go into work with no eyebrows filled in whatsoever. Considering I like to wear a lot of eye makeup you can imagine how weird I looked. Thankfully, I've now realised the importance of brows. We all know they frame the face beautifully but I also think makeup looks overall more polished when your brows are filled in slightly. I'm not one for overly heavy brows, but I do like them to look as neat and tidy as I can get them. Lately I have been using these beautiful brow products from Yves Saint Laurent, here's what I thought of them!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

What's In My Holiday Makeup Bag

Smashbox Primer Water, Hourglass Bronzer, MAC Creme Cup, Chanel Lip Gloss, Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow, NYX Lid Lingerie

We go to Italy in less than a week and I am SO disorganised. I haven't bought anything I need to and I don't even know what I'm packing yet! But of course I've thought about what makeup I'm taking... priorities. I ALWAYS over-pack on the makeup but I'm going to try sooo hard this time to pack light. I wish I could be one of those people who chucks on a bit of tinted moisturiser and bronzer and they look like a sun-kissed goddess but unfortunately being a Caspar the Friendly Ghost look-a-like, this just isn't going to happen. Anyway, I thought I'd share a round-up of what my holiday make-up bag looks like!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

An Afternoon with Smashbox Cosmetics

Smashbox Primer Water, Cover Shot Golden Hour Palette, Spotlight Highlighter Palette, Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Hello beauties! Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your week so far. Last Friday I had the absolute pleasure of being invited into the beautiful new Smashbox studio in Bluewater Shopping Centre! The lovely Clare at Smashbox asked if I would like to come along to their launch party to celebrate the opening of the new stand-alone store, to try out some of the products and find out what the brand is all about. Of course my answer was 'Err.. YES!' and along I went, excited to spend the day meeting the team and being beautified at the same time.