Sunday, 30 June 2013

June Favourites!

Hi everyone,
It's June favourites time! My favourites may seem a tad dull this month as they are things I've been using on a pretty much daily basis, but they are amazing!

Nivea Express Hydration Primer
This is my second pot of this beauty, I didn't like it at all when I first bought it but about half way through the pot I was hooked. It's a really refreshing primer that makes the skin feel hydrated and smooth. A fantastic base for make up.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
An essential piece of kit for my day to day make up, I love using it for my brows by mixing Faint and Naked 2 together. It's also great for a 'put together' eye look.
Stila Smudge Stick in Damsel
I freaking love this eyeliner, I got it the Stila's In The Light palette and wasn't that fussed about it when I first got it, I've now discovered tight lining with it! It's a beautiful rich, saturated chocolate brown colour which stays put! I find it really defines my eyes beautifully without looking to harsh compared to when I use black liner.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in Shade 52
I adore this foundation! It offers light/medium coverage, is fairly moisturising and really great for everyday wear.
No 7 Vital Enlightening Highlighting Powder
This has got to be my favourite highlighter at the moment, I even prefer it to MAC's Soft and Gentle. It's a subtle champagne colour and is more satiny rather than shimmery. Love it! So sad that it was limited edition.
MUA Blush in Bon Bon
My favourite everyday blusher, a subtle and natural looking pink blush which I feel really suits me. Did I mention it's only a pound?!
NYX HD Concealer in Light
I've really been enjoying this for under my eyes recently, due to the shade being a bit too light for me I find it really brightens up my eye area and blends in well. I have noticed a tiny bit of creasing with it but that was after a day of work in a hot environment and it hadn't been set with a powder or anything.
What were you favourites this month?
Thanks for reading,

Monday, 17 June 2013

Sneaky Sleek Haul!

Hi everyone,
Sleek is a drugstore brand that I havn't tried much from yet I've heard so many good things about them! My local Superdrug doesn't stock Sleek so when I went to a bigger store a picked up a couple of Sleek products that I've wanted to try for a while.
Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light - £6.49
I have never successfully managed to contour my face, to be honest I've never had a  contour kit/product before and have only attempted it with bronzer before. I think that this is a bit of a bargain, only £6.49 for a contour powder and a highlight. Can't wait to try it out properly!
Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 Darks Palette - £7.99
Recently I've been loving matte eyeshadows, since getting Urban Decay's Naked Basics palette I've been really enjoying a matte look for everyday wear. Now I have some beautiful matte colours to experiment with because I'd like to wear some more colourful eye looks instead of always sticking to neutrals.
Thanks for reading,

Saturday, 15 June 2013

My Top 5...Make Up Items Under £5

Hi everyone,
So I'm a bit of a bargain hunter and don't like paying a lot for a product when there's something cheaper out there that does the same job or even a better job!
So here are my Top 5 make up items for under £5!

Barry M Lip Gloss in Toffee - £4.49
I think this has to be my favourite lip gloss ever and is under a fiver! It's a smooth, non sticky gloss which just provides a hint of subtle, neutral colour. It also smells sweet and sugary like toffee! The names of these glosses aren't on the packaging but they are numbered and this is number 2.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - £4.19
This concealer is such a hyped up product within the blogging world but I believe this product is totally worth the hype! If you need a high/full coverage concealer this could be the one for you, I don't use this under my eyes and it can cake up a bit, but it is fantastic for covering blemishes and pigmentation. I have the shade Light.
Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and on Bronze - £4.99
My most used cream eye shadow, perfect for everyday wear on it's own and fantastic for using as a base. I don't really know how to describe this shade properly as it looks more special than you'd expect and like you've put more effort in to your eye make up than you actually have. I just apply this with my ring finger and blend it out with a bit of UD's WOS eye shadow.
MUA Blusher in Bon Bon - £1
I recently bought this from Superdrug and have totally fallen in love with it. I was after a natural blush and I think this one is perfection. It's pretty damn pigmented and blends really nicely, perfect for a novice at using blusher, such as myself.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Nude - £3.99
This liner is a total gem! I love wearing this in my water line to brighten up my eyes and look a bit more awake. This product is also quite unique as there aren't many drugstore nude eyeliners, so also an absolute bargain.
What's your favourite make up item for under a fiver?
Thanks for reading,

A Blog Post?!

Hi everyone,
Well this feels a little weird! Writing a blog post?! That's something I've not done for over 3 months! Thank you to all my followers that have stuck with me during this absence, I don't really have an excuse for it apart from a stressy couple of months and lack of money which have led to my lack of blogging. However! I'm back! So expect to see some more posts coming up soon as I reignite my love affair with blogging.

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Food of Late #1

Hi everyone,
 I thought I'd do a post compiling all my recent food pictures from main meals to yummy things I've baked. Hopefully it might give you some inspiration if you're stuck in a cooking rut?
Chocolate Brownies with White Chocolate Chunks
Chicken breast stuffed with low fat mozzarella, wrapped in parma ham, with a creamy mushroom sauce, new potatoes and salad
Crispy Bacon, Avocado, Egg Salad
Salmon, Crispy Bacon and Avocado Baguette with Chips and Onion Rings
Sweet Chilli Salmon Salad with Lemon and Garlic Mayo
Beef Lasagne with Salad
My Favourite Chicken Salad
Crispy Potato Cubes
Small Homemade Vegetable Pizza
Thanks for reading,

NOTD - Essie's Island Hopping with Gittery Accent Nail!

Hi everyone,
Last night I went out for a few drinks with some ladies from work and I thought it was a perfect excuse to use a really pretty but neglected Essie polish from my collection.

This is Essie's Island Hopping, I bought it last summer in a pack of three Essie polishes for only £7! It's a creamy, plummy mauve that only needs two coats for an opaque finish.
For my accent nail I used L'oreals Purple Disturbia (2 coats) and topped it with Barry M's Pink Irridescent polish. I really love this look, it feels sophisticated, yet pretty due to the glitter.

What are your favourite nail looks at the moment?
Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

NOTD - Essie's Footloose

Hi everyone,
So this weekend I made quite an exciting discovering, my boyfriends Mum has a stash of aboout 30 Essie polishes that I didn't know about! She wanted me to help her paint her nails, while helping her she said I could use them if I wanted, yay!
I picked out this gorgeous purpley raspberry colour called Footloose.

This is a cream finish polish and is pretty much opaque in one coat, but I applied two coats just to make sure.
Application was really easy and it dried very quickly too. I applied Essie's top coat over it to make it extra glossy :)
Do you love this colour as much as I do?
Thanks for reading,