Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Perfect Night's Sleep with Neom

Neom Intensive Deep Sleep Treatment - Link, Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist - Link*

I don't know about you but I often mind myself struggling getting to sleep at night, which can often result in tossing and turning, thinking about little things or even just staring at my ceiling for 20 minutes. So I must admit every now and then I could always do with a helping hand to help me relax my overactive mind and have the perfect night's sleep.

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

MAC Lipstick Collection: Berry and Purple Lipsticks and Swatches

MAC Lipsticks LtoR: Craving, Creme De La Femme, Heavenly Hybrid, Private Party, Plumful, Rebel, Sweetie, Up the Amp

So a while back I shared with you all my MAC lipstick collection and yes admittedly since doing this post my lipstick collection has grown, but I wanted to break down my collection for you guys with swatches and a little overview. Since we have officially welcomed Autumn what better way then to start with my Berry and Purple MAC lipsticks.
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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Skincare Saviours: My Must-Haves for Blemish Prone Skin

Skincare Saviours: Must-have skincare for blemish prone skin

I don't know about you but as of late I have really invested in skincare and this has meant finding a routine and range of products that work best for me. I actually did a post last week on my skincare must-haves for oily skin and this week wanted to share with you my top skincare must haves for blemish prone skin, as I don't know about you but I tend to suffer from blemishes, whether it be that time of the month or having a little tipple it all seems to set my skin off - so these are my blemish busters!
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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Skincare on a Budget: Una Brennan

Skincare on a budget: Una Brennan Super Facialist Salicylic Acid Pore Purifying Mask, Purify & Refresh Face Scrub and Tea Flower Anti Shine Pore Minimiser

I must admit when it comes to skincare I don't really tend to look at high street brands and instead opt for higher end products, so after hearing Jasmine's rave review on the Una Brennan Salicylic Acid face mask in her Ahas and Bhas post I couldn't want to see what the Una Brennan Super Facialist skincare range had to offer and spoiler alert it's all good!

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Friday, 18 September 2015

My Most Prized Possessions

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Skincare Saviours: My Must-Haves for Oily Skin

Skincare for oily skin, must-have skincare for oily skin

It's been a little while since I've done a skincare post, and the reason why was because up until a few months ago I was able to get into a skincare routine which I was quite happy with and felt helped benefit my oily skin. However it was only until a couple of months ago that I noticed my old routine wasn't working the wonders it used to and my skin was producing so much oil which meant I needed a change. So with that in mind I set out to find a range of products to help with my oily skin, and I wanted to share with you my top skincare must haves for oily skin.
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Sunday, 13 September 2015

The High-end Makeup Starter Kit Edit


If you are a regular reader of my blog then it will come to no surprise to know that I am a big fan of high end makeup, there is just something about being able to treat myself to luxurious bits every now and then. I wanted to share with you my high-end makeup starter kit for those who want to upgrade your makeup bag or just invest in some luxury beauty, venturing into the crème de la crème world of luxe beauty and my top makeup picks that are totally worth the splurge!

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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Waxing at Home: Veet EasyWax Kit

Veet EasyWax Roll on Kit* - Link

I think many of you will agree when I said hair removal is such a beauty chore, and an excessive one at that which means I can tend to be a little lazy as it just grows back so quickly. I have tried professional waxes and hair removal creams but I always go back to my trusty razor. So with that in mind I couldn't wait to switch up my routine and try the Veet EasyWax Roll on Kit exploring home waxing. 
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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Makeup Edit: Switching it up for Autumn

The Makeup Edit: Switching it up for Autumn, MAC Cosmetics, Autumn Makeup bbloggers, MAC Soar Liner, MAC Mehr Lipstick, MAC Rebel Lipstick, MAC Prolongwear foundation, Urban Decay Naked Palette, OPI Black Cherry Chutney

September is officially here and that means the end of summer is fast approaching, and we'll soon be heading into Autumn. I will admit Autumn is actually my favourite season, everything from the bright colours to wearing my cosiest of jumpers and the warm makeup tones. So with the change in season comes a change to your daily makeup essentials, and I wanted to share with you my makeup switch in preparation for Autumn. 
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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation £29.00 - Link

Make Up For Ever have become renown for their HD Foundation over the years, and since the news of their latest launch the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation which claims to be even more undetectable and perfecting than the original, it was only a matter of time before I'd be adding this to my makeup collection and seeing how it compared to the original. 

The Makeup Forever Ulta HD foundation is designed to look invisible on 4K camera and to the naked eye. The Ultra HD foundation feels like a second skin, but still provides medium coverage, and the light-diffusing formula looks natural and makes skin look flawless and feel moisturised. The exclusive 4K complex guarantees invisible, natural and comfortable makeup, whilst the fluid texture blends in seamlessly and conceals imperfections to unify the skins texture. 

The Ultra HD Foundation is actually a revamp on the original foundation - which I believe is becoming discontinued-  creating a formula that is smoother, silkier and more weightless and perfect for 4K HD video. This for me was one of those foundations that once you have applied you end up spending a good five minutes looking at yourself in the mirror because it looks so good.

Once applied this is such a natural looking foundation, even when built up in areas which need it and creates such an airbrushed look when applied with either my buffing brush or beauty blender. It didn't cling around my nose or chin area which foundations sometimes have the tendency of doing and a little goes a long way, so just one pump can easily cover your face and then still leave some to give additional coverage where needed. 

In terms of formula, I do actually prefer this to the original, I feel that it is a lot easier to work with and settles into the skin creating a satin finish that doesn't fall too matte nor too dewy which is perfect for those with oily skin. I love how this feels on my skin also, it's one of those foundations that provides good coverage and will reduce redness but feels so soft and lightweight you can literally dab your hands along your face and not feel the foundation, unlike some heavy formulas. Lasting power I find this wears for around 6-8 hours on my skin before I felt the need to start blotting around my t-zone which is quite good actually. 

I do recommend getting matched for this foundation as there are 40 shades to choose from, so unless you have tried the original formula it can be so confusing. I was originally matched to the wrong shade in Paris, so got a lighter one from Debenhams but I have found despite my original being a darker shade it does buff and blend out easily to match my summer skin. 

Overall this has quickly become one of my favourite foundations and photographs beautifully, I wore this when I went out to the Eiffel tower for my dinner whilst in Paris and looks so flawless when worn. I think if you have tried the original formula you will love this in comparison.

Have you tried any of the Makeup Forever foundations?

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