Sugary goodness

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The other day I decided to go on a little spontaneous shopping trip and visited one of my favourite shops ever, LUSH. After choosing some shower gel and shaving cream for my Dad for his birthday (I’d run out of ideas!), I decided to get myself a little treat as well, because I’m naughty and can’t help it.

So I had a little browse around the bath bombs and massage bars, as you do, then suddenly had an urge to be good and not buy anything… which went really well… until I reached the till to pay for my Dad’s presents. This little pot of lip scrub caught my eye and I had a moment of weakness and popped it on the counter.

Now, I chose from three flavours: bubblegum, popcorn and mint julips. I went straight for the mint, because I thought the other ones sounded slightly strange and the girl at the till even advised towards it.

The product is, in essence, a little pot of flavoured sugar. Now, don’t get me wrong, to me, this isn’t a bad thing. I think more shops should stock small transportable pots of sugar that women can carry around in their handbags… the world would be a happier place. Just remember, if you buy this product don’t expect that it is more than flavoured sugar… BUT in terms of the idea and the results of the product, I actually love it. The most annoying thing when you are trying to apply lipstick is dry lips and just like skin, lips need prepping too. It really does naturally exfoliate your lips and remove any dead skin that will prevent your pout from looking perfect when applying lipstick or lipgloss. The mint flavour is great as well and if you accidentally get it in your mouth… it does not matter because it tastes amazing!

Overall, I’m loving the lip scrub… even if it is just a pot of sugar that keeps your lips soft… because that is totally OK. Why would you complain about a portable pot of sugar? Exactly.

Peace and love and sugary lips xxx

Feeling pretty WHIMSICAL (I love TOPSHOP lipstick)

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I thought as it’s getting all sunny and lovely that I’d purchase a new summery lipstick. I absolutely love Topshop matte lipstick. I’ve had a bright pink colour for ages and it is my favourite lipstick ever. So I thought I’d try Whimsical, which is a coral-y peachy kind of colour.

I was a bit worried that it would come out really orange on my lips but it was quite subtle and as I’ve been doing a little cheeky fake tanning lately, it looked great with a bit of a bronze glow! I went out for drinks with my friends and was drinking wine all night (it was Friday!) and it stayed on really well. I only reapplied once, but it wasn’t really needed, I think I was just overexcited about the new lipstick! hehe.

It’s such a nice summer coral colour and looks really cool with the matte effect on your lips. I also really like the Topshop tubes – I think they’re a really cute design.

So I’m definitely feeling WHIMSICAL!

Peace love and summer vibes x

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The final effect! ^

How to get really BIG lashes (with one of the cheapest mascaras)

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I personally don’t think you need to spend a lot to get good mascara. I also think that depending on your lashes, different mascaras suit different eyes. Having searched high and low for the mascara that will maximise my eyelashes, I feel that Maybelline really hits the nail on the head. Because I have fairly long lashes, I like mascaras with fairly big brushes. Maybelline’s Colossal Go Extreme Mascara in Leather Black is AMAZING. Unlike lots of new high street mascaras being brought out at the moment with new innovative brushes being sold at £8 or £9 (which I am ever so slightly sceptical about) this mascara is ONLY £6.99! And the brush is just lovely and big perfect for huge eyelashes.

I normally start by coating the tops of the lashes to ensure that they are completely covered, especially when wearing eyeshadow powder that may drop down on to the lashes. Next, take your brush to the roots of your lashes and shake the brush gently to get a nice thick effect at the base of the eyelashes. then brush upwards a few times. Make sure you brush outwards as well to get the lashes in the corner of the eyes. – I personally think this makes the eyes look really pretty. Leave each eye for about 10 seconds then do a quick second coat, but not too much because you don’t want clumpy eyelashes!

If you want a gorgeous huge eyelash effect – I highly recommend. And why not for only £6.99!

Peace and love and huge lashes x

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Too Faced Cocoa Contour… So good I could eat it!

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I was lucky enough to win an Instagram competition the other day with Roses Beauty Store and the prize was the Too Faced Cocoa Contour palette (£29) (Thanks Roses Beauty Store!!) Now, this palette is just amazing. The gold and brown packaging actually looks like a chocolate bar so already, as a self confessed chocoholic, I am drawn to it. It actually smells like chocolate. To be honest, it had already sold itself to me before I’d even applied any of the makeup. It smells so dreamy. I actually sat there sniffing it for a while!

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So, it has four colours and a handy little book that tells you exactly how to contour different looks. It will expand your makeup horizons, trust me! The four colours are light cocoa, medium cocoa, dark cocoa and pop of light. It comes with its own little brush for application and blending. The brush is the perfect size for application as it isn’t too big and has a really soft texture. I would say that if you do not usually contour, this is a perfect beginner’s palette!
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So, the first picture as you can see, I am completely bare-faced as I wanted to show what my face looks like with no makeup on at all so you can see its shape. Then I applied a base using YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation (which really is the most gorgeous foundation in the world). The next picture shows what my face looked like before I blended the colours. I only applied it on one side of the face so you can see how it compares to the other side. I then applied it to the other side and blended. As you can see, it really gives cheekbone definition – the creamy highlighter does literally add a “pop of light” to the bones of the cheeks and the cocoas create the contour.

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The next photos just show how it looked when I added mascara and a pop of colour to my lips.

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This was quite a daytime look, however the colour variety in the palette gives you the option of going for a more dramatic contour for an evening. It’s such a lovely palette and it smells so gorgeous that you can literally just play around with it until you discover what looks best on your face shape. Huge thumbs up from me. Almost edible!!! Peace and Love and Contouring x 11136806_10152952548468264_1607989248_n11148994_10152952548168264_1986041326_n

Chanel Mademoiselle VS. My Burberry

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Both gorgeous luxury brands, both gorgeous bottles… but which to choose?

My favourite perfume of all time, is Chanel – Chance. But it is my summer choice, so I’m going to hold out buying it until it reaches at least May! (My birthday is also in May so hint hint!) But on my shelf at the moment, I have these two beauties. Firstly, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, which my Mum donated to me after going on Holiday over Easter… Beats an Easter egg hands down so thanks Mum!
And secondly, Burberry – My Burberry, which was given to me for Christmas by my lovely boyfriend.

To start with, the packaging. If you’re like me and like to carry a perfume round in your handbag, then the Coco Mademoiselle is the more transportable option. My Burberry has a fairly large top to it, and the bottle is a bit more chunky in general.

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However, I am a bit in love with the classic and elegant appearance of My Burberry. The trench coat-styled lid and the taupe ribbon looks so classy and it’s the kind of perfume that looks like a bit of a treasure with it’s gold swirly writing.

However, not a great deal can beat Chanel’s classic bottle – appealing to a possibly younger lover of pink gorgeousness!

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My Burberry: 1

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I absolutely love the smell of My Burberry, and was completely won over by the Cara Delevingne/Kate Moss advert, despite being a Marketing student! However, it is quite a heavy scent and I would say that it is more an evening perfume than one for the day. It is a deep floral smell that was created to capture a British image, with it’s stylised trench coat top. It has good staying power, lasting for 6 hours I’d say before fading.

Coco Mademoiselle is a lot lighter and more subtle – an easier wear in the day time I find. I am a bit of a sucker for sweeter, lighter perfumes so I find this one suits me better I think. I feel like it is a younger perfume than the My Burberry. With jasmine and rose undertones, it is light and girly. I find that Coco Mademoiselle is has slightly less staying power, but I tend to carry the cute little bottle around with me!

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My Burberry: 1

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Price: (At Boots, because that’s where I tend to purchase my perfume)

£67.50 – 50ml – Coco Mademoiselle
£65.00 – 50ml – My Burberry

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So all in all, they are both TOP NOTCH fragrances, and I cannot really fault either, because I am madly in love with both. Personally, Coco Mademoiselle is more of my day scent and My Burberry is for an evening, but which ever you choose, you will smell delicious!

Which one do you prefer?

Peace and love and perfume x

A perfect Easter Vitamin D-Detox that you will not forget!

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After a weekend of a fair amount of chocolate and unhealthy bits and bobs, a detox was much needed! But instead of heading to the gym, I thought I’d take advantage of one of the most beautiful days of the year so far and climb a big old hill to burn off a few of the chocolate calories – and it was a great decision!

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Before starting my day, I had a rainbow fruit salad for my breakfast, as I needed some vitamins and colour in my life, before picking up my friend and heading to Hay-on-Wye. It’s such a gorgeous little town and we had a walk round all the shops and lusted over some amazing looking fudge (but carefully resisted!) … However, we may have given in to ice cream temptation at Shepherds – no regrets! I had peanut butter and chocolate and mint choc chip…. Yes, this is still a detox if you’ve seen the size of Hay Bluff (the hill)!

It was such a gorgeous day to be doing it that I didn’t even think about the exercise… I highly recommend a day out walking up a hill if you are lacking fitness inspiration – the views were absolutely incredible. And I must have burned off a few eggs and the ice cream at least!

Vitamin D from the sun can prevent bone abnormalities, brittle bones and can help increase resistance again some diseases. The sunshine is also a mood enhancer, which will lift you out of your easter chocolate coma!

Peace and Love and Sunshine x

Craving some colour in your cheeks? Look no further

Just want to do a quick post about one of my favourite products (possibly of all time.) The best ever product to give your face an all round healthy glow, without looking at all orange is… (drum roll please!)

Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer.

This stuff is an absolute dream. It is specifically for your face, and is so easy to use. All you need to do is hold it about 40cm from the face and move the can from side to side for about 3 seconds. If you follow these simple instructions, it leaves you with such a healthy glow and looks so natural. You can keep using it every day until you reach the desired colour. It is called self tanning dry face mist and it feels really light on your skin and dries in seconds.

Not only does it make you look like you have a natural tan (making you look so much healthier, especially in the Winter months when times are pale!) but it also smells INCREDIBLE. It is one of my favourite smells. Reminds me of holiday and just smells lovely… which is unexpected from a fake tan!

It is only £8.49 at Superdrug, but well worth the price – amazing product!

Peace and love and glowing faces x

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