Sunday, 30 March 2014

My MAC Lipstick Collection

I haven't owned a MAC lipstick for very long, I'm sure it was still less than a year ago that I made my first purchase, but I've become hooked and have made several trips back to the MAC counter since. I was having a sort out of my makeup collection last weekend and realised that over the past year I've managed to accumulate 8 lipsticks in total, and thought this was a decent amount to warrant a collection post.

Friday, 28 March 2014

My New Favourite Lipstick For Under £5

Seventeen is a brand I've kind of shunned in the recent past. I used to get bought a lot of their makeup when I was in my early teens, and the quality was not so great back then, so I've stayed away ever since. That was until a few weeks ago and oh my how things have changed! I'd read a few positive reviews for their Stay Pout lipsticks and something inside was niggling at me to give Seventeen another chance. On one of a fair few recent Boots 3 for 2 shopping trips, I decided to pick a couple of them up, and I'm so glad I did.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Loreal Infallible 24h Foundation

I'm not really one for experimenting with different foundations and tend to just stick to the same old favourites. This for me is the Rimmel Wake Me Up or Match Perfection foundations, or NARS Sheer Glow if I fancy treating myself! I first saw the new Loreal Infallible 24h Foundation on a magazine advert and was intrigued by the claims being made. I immediately scoured the internet looking for blog reviews, but there wasn't a great deal out there at the time, so I took to Twitter to gauge some opinions. The feedback was pretty mixed, but after much deliberation I decided to take the plunge and purchase it, although not with a great deal of expectations anymore.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Spring Beauty Wishlist

Taking part in Twitter chats and reading so many blogs means I have produced a pretty huge wishlist of beauty products I want to try out - if I showed you them all, trust me, we'd be here all day! Rather than boring us all to death with the longest list in the world, I thought I'd show you just some of the things that have made their way to the top of the list over recent weeks.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

MUA Poptastic Eyeshadow Palette

I often find myself swatching some of the brighter MAC eyeshadows at the counter and swooning. And with Urban Decay launching their new Electric Palette in the UK very soon, I've been looking at blog reviews & swatches thinking I need this in my life! Unfortunately, I simply cannot justify spending the best part of £40 on something I'm realistically not going to get a great deal of use out of. Afterall, I'm not going rock up at work sporting bright pink eyeshadow am I? I was having a rummage through my makeup collection recently, when I came across this little beauty that I had purchased last year.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

My Revlon Lip Butter Collection

I love Revlon Lip Butters. Perhaps a little too much. They glide on so smoothly, give a nice hint of colour and leave my lips feeling moisturised for hours - what's not to love?! As you can see, I've now built up a nice little collection for myself, so I thought I'd share with you the colours I have - so far!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

My Fitness DVD Favourites

Fitness DVDs are one of my favourite ways to work out. You can do them in the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you, and you don't have to rely on the weather! Over the years whilst trying to lose weight, I've built up quite a collection. As I'm starting to get back into my fitness routine again, I thought I would share with you some of my favourites.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Birchbox - March 2014

It's that time of month again - my Birchbox has arrived! This month's box was a collaboration with British brand Lulu Guinness, hence the special edition packaging. Unfortunately it was just a sleeve, and the box inside was exactly the same as every month, but it was pretty nonetheless. I'd seen a few reviews for this month already, and some people were a little disappointed, but I'm pretty happy with the contents of mine. I guess people were just looking for a little something extra from a special edition box, which it was lacking. You did, however, receive £20 off a £100 Lulu Guinness purchase in March, which was a nice little perk.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

My Top 5 Soap & Glory Products

Soap & Glory is a brand most beauty bloggers confess to loving. I first discovered them years ago when The Righteous Butter was recommended on Gok Wan's How to Look Good Naked (remember that show?!) and I have come back to them time & time again ever since. Since I have quite a large collection of their products (anyone else buy the massive gift set as a Christmas present to themselves?!), rather than show you them all, I thought I would share with you my current top 5 favourites. Believe me, this was a very difficult decision to make! So, in no particular order...

Monday, 10 March 2014

Mini Lush Haul

It's been such a long time since I've been shopping in Lush. I used to be a complete Lush addict and would probably purchase something at least once a month. But over recent years we have simply grown apart - I think one of the main reasons for this is that I no longer have a bath tub at home and my biggest Lush purchases were always their bath bombs. I've been wanting to rekindle my love for the brand for a while now so, whilst out shopping with the lovely Alison of Rock and Glitter at the weekend, I decided to see what else Lush had to offer. I find their shower gels to be a little on the pricey side for what they are so, with a few recommendations from you lovely people on Twitter, I focused my attention on their skin & hair care products.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Loreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution Review

I'm a little late on the bandwagon with this one. Micellar waters have been a hot topic in the beauty community for months now. The favourite and most raved about by far being Bioderma. But, with that being a little harder to get hold of here in the UK, a lot of people have suggested the Loreal version as a great, also cheaper alternative. I decided to give this a go and, I have to say, I'm not sure I totally get the hype.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Time For Some Changes

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I've been a little bit naughty recently - my main crimes being overspending and under-exercising, so I'm going to be making a few little changes over the next couple of months and hope that I'll be able to benefit from them in many ways. They say Spring is a time for change (spring cleaning and all that!), so I thought now would be the perfect time to start.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Barry M Silk Nail Polishes Review

I was so excited when I first saw these nail polishes pop up on a few blogs. The finish in the pictures looked stunning and the colours were perfect for Spring. The only problem I had whilst looking at the Barry M stand in my local Boots was deciding which colours to pick up so, of course, I picked up all of them (taking advantage of the 3 for 2 offer meant it wasn't quite so bad for my bank balance). Now I've given them a good testing for myself, I thought I'd share with you my thoughts.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

February Beauty Favourites

A lot of "newbie" products have made their way into my favourites this month. You may have seen that I went on a rather big shopping spree after January's payday and picked up a generous amount of beauty products. And I appear to have chosen wisely, as so many of them have been getting a lot of love over the last few weeks.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Life in February

During February I reached a very big (it was big to me anyway!) blogging milestone - 100 Bloglovin' followers! It was a complete and utter shock to me when it happened, as I wasn't expecting it so soon. I wanted to thank you all for taking the time to read my little, so I am currently running a MAC lipstick giveaway - if you haven't already entered you can do so here.