20 April 2017
I love Mac, If you follow me on Instagram you will definitely already know this because I'm forever posting photos of my products, so I thought it was only right that I shared my Mac lipstick collection.
This is one of Mac's most popular shades made famous by Kylie Jenner, I love this shade but it seems to come up darker on me than most other people, this must be because of my skin tone but as you can see this looks like a dark nude shade. I love Mac's matte formula, so much so Mac matte lipsticks are actually my all time favourite and its actually rare now that I reach for anything else, they are so creamy and pigmented and last all day, apart from when you eat I do sometimes have to re apply but I don't mind that.
This is one I love but don't reach for as often, I use this along side my whirl lip liner to create the perfect look, this is quite a dark almost dark red colour so I think its perfect for winter and don't reach for it that much during the summer months.
Now I could literally go on forever and ever about this lipstick, this is my all time favourite lipstick, its the perfect everyday nude and I literally wear it on a daily basis, I always have it in my bag. This would suit just about anyone, I also wear the strip down lip liner with this and its the perfect match its the combo I just cant live without! I had to rebuy this last month too which shows you how much I love this haha!
This is a browny nude that again I love, this is the lustre finish which I have to admit isn't my favourite finish as I love a matte finish, so this shade looks glossier on the lips than any of the other shades. The one thing I love about this formula is the finish, they are really moistening and don't make your lips feel dry what so ever.
I bought this because id seen it on so many people and loved although I do feel like it is quite similar to whirl but a bit brighter rather than darker like whirl. Again this one i tend to go for more during the autumn seasons with it being darker but its a staple in my collection that I definitely will rebuy!
This is the more pink lipstick of them all, I have super pale skin and this really suits my skin tone and makes the perfect shade for summer. This is a satin finish, they have the same lasting power as the matte finish and if not a big longer which is great!
What is your favourite Mac lipstick?
I was recently sent over two dress from the brand Dress Princess, for those of you who haven't heard of them Dress Princess are a online store selling women's dresses perfect for any occasion. I was lucky enough to recieve two dresses, fashion posts are something I don't feature very often because I have eczema and it tends to make me feel really self concious so I tend to shy away from taking them, although my eczema has actually improved a lot since this photo, YAY!!!!
The first dress I was sent was Scarlett Black Bandage Mini Dress, this is a body con dress which are personally my favourite, this fits true to size and is a really comfy material. I love the detailing on the back as it adds something different to a otherwise plain black bandage dress, this is super affordable at £21.99 for a little black dress I think its really reasonable!
The next dress was Jessica Panelled Block Colour Bodycon, this was my favourite out of the two! I love the shape of this dress, especially the neckline it just adds something different to the dress, the straps are adjustable which I think is amazing I hate the way no dresses normally have adjustable straps! Also I love the colours, this would be perfect for the summer time and any special events you may have planned! The price of this dress is amazing, at £19.99 you really cant complain is super affordable and its also super comfy!!
Overall I would really recommend ordering from here, they offer great dress at amazing value and their customer service is great! Also their delivery is super quick which is always a bonus!
You can find Dress Princess at the following:
Website: Dress Princess
Twitter: Dress Princess
Facebook: Dress Princess
9 April 2017
I have never done any sort of advice posts or general chit chat about blogging before but I have been blogging for three and a half years now so I thought I might share a little insight into my experience of working with brands, from how to work with brands and what its really like from my perspective.
When Should I Start Working With Brands?
You might of not long started your blog or you may have been blogging for a while, regardless your wondering how to you get to work with brands for your blog. First of all, it doesn't happen overnight! You cant start a blog and expect to be working with brands the next day, you need to put time and hard work into your blog. Get people reading it, share it on social media, make it look professional otherwise brands won't get any benefit in working with you.
How Do I Work With Brands?
There is a few ways of doing this, firstly there are simple searches you can do 'bloggers wanted', 'bloggers required' on twitter which brands use daily as and outreach when looking for bloggers, they always instruct you to either email or tweet them back.
Outreach Programs- these are great, they basically are a platform where you create a account and numerous brands post when they are looking for bloggers for certain campaigns. My two favourites are The Blogger Program and Bloggers Required you should take a look at them if you don't already use them.
Approaching brands yourself, this is sometimes a controversial topic some agree with it some don't, but I don't see the harm. If you've established yourself quite well on your blog and social media then there is no harm in emailing a brand if your think its suitable to your blog. Make sure your professional and friendly and try to find the correct email for example if a brand has a pr or press email then use this.
I have used all of the above methods to contact brands and all have worked for me and I have managed to work with some great brands in the past. Personally the outreach programs are my favourite as you don't have to email first and feel that feeling 'should I email', 'am I good enough?' but then I have worked with some of the best brands from me putting myself out there and emailing them. Once you start working with brands, more brands with contact you and honestly that is a great feeling. Also don't forget we all get knocked back from time to time so if you get knocked back by a brand don't take it too personally you may just not be suitable for them or meet the requirements to be able to work with them, don't forget they must get a lot of emails.
I hope these few tips help you!
5 April 2017
The lovely guys over at Sticker Shop Uk sent me over some personalised stickers, very kind of them right? For those of you who haven't heard of this brand before, they are a team dedicated to printing stickers and labels for your every need.
The process of creating your sticker or label is very simple, you can choose from a number of shapes, materials, adhesive, type and the finish giving you a array of options to create your desired look. I picked the logo I use on my Facebook page because its my name and blog name so they will come in handy for any blog related projects. I also think it would be a nice idea to seal cards with these stickers too! You are also able to view a PDF of what the finished look will physically look like to ensure they meet your needs perfectly or if you would prefer there is also a option of ordering a free sample pack.
Overall I'm really impressed with these stickers, the quality is great and better than I expected, they offer great customer service and they also a bonus they offer free delivery to anywhere in the Uk and their delivery is super quick which is always a plus in my book for little impatient me over here. So I would definitely recommend these to anyone.
You can find Sticker Shop here and on Facebook here.
29 March 2017
This eye masks are meant realieve and relax tired eyes in just ten minutes using microsteam technology. I was so excited to try these as I always have eyes that feel so sore so I couldn't wait to see what these turn out like. They are perfect for traveling, bedtime or just to relax. These work by simply warming up as soon as you open the packet and the steam that gets released is what helps to soothe your eyes.
How to use:
- Tear open the sachet when ready to use
- unfold the eye mask and put the straps over your ear
- Place the white side of the mask over your eyes
- wait for 3-5 for mask to reach highest temperature
- wear for another 10-15 minutes
I can honestly say after using this mask before I went to bed and it left my eyes feeling so fresh ad relaxed and it put me in the perfect mood to go to sleep I would definitely recommend these to anyone who struggles to sleep as it really puts you in a relaxing mood. Once on the eyes for about 5 minutes the genuinely start to warm up your eyes and it makes them feel very soothed and does so for the reaming time. There priced at £9.99 for 8 so its not something I would use on a daily basis but once or twice a week would be perfect. They do come scented and unscented I got the unscented ones which work perfectly on my sensitive skin and I think is more relaxing on the eyes.
You can find these here at boots.
23 March 2017
I was very lucky to recieve some goodies from the lovely Crabtree & Evelyn, I thought I would create this post with mothers day in mind as these would make perfect gifts for the occasion. Crabtree & Evelyn have a range of products from perfume, soaps, biscuits and much more so they are a great place to get your mothers day gifts from.
This soap contains all purifying and conditioning properties all design to restore your skin, the scent of this soap is very pleasant it smells like your by the sea as soon as you open it which personally I love the smell of the sea and the memories that brings. Although it is fragranced it doesn't feel too harsh on your skin it feels very smooth and silky and leaves your skin feeling amazing! Also can we just talk about the packaging for a minute, I absolutely love the black and white patterned design it makes a refreshing changed from the usual boring packaging.
This is priced at £7 which I think is very reasonable and would make the perfect gift, you can find it here.
Rosewater Hand Therapy 100g
This hand cream is a luxurious cream with a rosewater scent, containing numerous oils to ensure that your hands stay moisturised and hydrated whilst also ensuring your hands do not loose any moister. The scent of this again isn't too overpowering it is quite a subtle but still very pleasant scent were you can still smell the hint of rose coming through.This particular scent won a beauty award in 2015 so it is very well loved! This hand cream is also available in different scents.
This is priced at £16 for the 100g and there are other sizes available here.
Caribbean Island Wild Flowers Eau de Toilette
This Eau de Toilette claims to be a fruity yet floral fragrance, with the spider lily being at the centre of this fragrance blended with wild flowers, tropical citruses and blooming jasmine. Personally I get more of a floral than fruity tone from the scent, I love how fresh this scent is I think it would be perfect for summer time. It does wear off by the end of the day but I do tend to find that with most perfumes and Eau de Toilette's.
This is available for £39 a bit pricey in my opinion considering the competition of high-end perfume being a similar price! This is available here.
Hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you some ideas for mothers day as its fast approaching so don't forget! Have a lovely week!
20 March 2017
The lovely guys over at Chroma Stationary let me pick a personalised notebook for mothers day and of course I jumped at the chance as I knew my mum would love it!
For those of you who don't know Chroma are a online stationary store that sell a number of different personalised stationary such as notebooks, pencils, pens etc... with a white range of colours to choose from! You are able to personalise the products with literally anything you want: a quote, a name or initials etc...
The notebook I got was from the Mothers Day collection, these come with the 'mum' already in the love heart and then you are able to personalise it, all you have to do it add your mums initials. The ordering process is super easy too all you have to do is select the style of notebook then the style whether it be lined or blank then choose them embossing colour out of: white, gold and silver. The next step is then too add the notebook colour and the initials you would like to appear on the notebook. The one above is priced at £8 and can be found here. These notebooks are also available with a ring binder on and are priced at £9, they can be found here.
Overall I loved the quality of the notebook and so did my mum, I gave it to her early as she would see my social media posts and she loved it! She has been taking it too work to show off haha! Make sure you order by Wednesday to get them in time for Mothers Day, but these make a great gift for any occasion. I also loved how fast the delivery was, its always a bonus!
You can find Chroma here!
13 March 2017
I was recently sent over some beautiful home accessories to review and its safe to say I am delighted with them, so I hope you enjoy this post and it gives you some inspiration for your home.
Nkuku Sawaya Glass Vase
First of all how beautiful is this vase, it has a rustic antique feel to it with the imperfect but gorgeous look. I think this piece is fabulous, it would spruce up any area of your home with its silver almost crackled effect. Personally I am using it as a vase with these pretty peonies as there my all time favourites but this could also be used a storage pot too, it would make a perfect statement without any flowers. I think this is very reasonably priced at £18.95 and could easily be mistaken for a lot more value, if you're interested in this can take a look here.
Nkuku Antique Designer Photo Frame
This is a antique style photo frame, I love these style photo frames because you can literally just put anything you want in them from something so simple as a feather to numerous items creating a collage style photo or you can simply just put one photo in it, I tried out the collage style for this photo and I really do like the idea of putting keepsakes inside the frame. This is the 4x6 size but these are available in three different sizes and would look quite cute with more than one next to each other. This size is £14.95, this one being the cheapest and the price ranging up to £22.95 for the other sizes. You can find these here.
I hope you liked the products I picked! Both are available online from Rooi a online store selling luxury living products so be sure to check them out for other gorgeous pieces.
You can find them here online.
4 March 2017
This is a skin renewal treatment is made by Swiss Clinic, that aims to get rid of fine lines, the appearance of pores and produce collagen. This treatment comes with two products, the serum and the skin roller that are both to be used together, the serum is applied and then the skin roller is then used to roll over your skin and do its magic which I will get into later on.
Firstly before purchasing you have to decide which size skin roller you want, the size refers to the needle(not an actual full blown needle) in the roller. There is 0.2mm and 0.5mm, the 0.2mm is best for getting rid of spots, acne scars, eczema and preventing wrinkles whereas the 0.5mm is great for preventing ageing.
The skin roller makes small micro channels into the skin to trigger a healing processes and increase collagen using the serum applied. It claims to "Stimulate and renew the skin - from within and without. It reduces fine lines, wrinkles and scars, softens the skin, stimulates blood circulation, improves elasticity and reduces enlarged pores. This effective treatment also leaves your skin with a more even tone, makes it more resilient, and preserves its vitality and energy by slowing the skin’s ageing process." .
Firstly the after applying the serum I used the roller and I absolutely love it you just feel the little pins in your skin and I don't know why but it feels so satisfying rolling it on your face. Straight away it leaves your face feeling super soft, one thing I hoped this would do is make my pores look a little smaller as some on my cheeks are starting to be noticeably big and I was really surprised at how quickly it did this! I honestly feel like this helps brighten up your face and give you glow in your skin which for me is a big bonus with having dull skin.
You can find Swiss Clinic here and it is currently on offer for £84 with free shipping so get your hands on this bargain.
19 February 2017
The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzxovitz
Natasha Itzxovitz is a London based fashion designer who sells fashion, accessories and artwork so clearly has a passion for fashion hence this colouring book full of 100 hand drawn designs. There is drawings inspired from the likes of Marie Antoinette and Jane Austen.
I love a adult colouring books they are perfect for when your feeling stressed and want to wind down and relax as it helps to take your mind off everything and just go back to the days of being a child colouring in when you had no worries.
This one is truly amazing, the drawings are beautiful each and everyone of them are unqinly designed inspired by fashion through the ages! You can tell how much work has gone into each of the designs which is just amazing, it must of took forever to make this book!
This makes the perfect little gift for one who's feeling stressed and you want to cheer them up, especially any fashion lovers out there as they will really appreciate each and everyone of the designs.
You can find this book at WHSmith here.
13 February 2017
Juicy Fuel Cola is a juice made by The Juice Shed Company which started in 2007. The cola is made using real fruit juice in two flavours normal cola and cherry cola and is 100% craft cola. With absolutely no preservatives, no e-numbers, no added sugar and no added sweeteners these are amazing for someone like me who always drinks fizzy drinks. First of all I love the packaging the bright colours make these stand out and I love the tall slim packaging too with each can containing 250ml.
So here is what i though of the two flavours:
This one is surprisingly similar to coke itself a bit more fruity as to be expected, one thing I loved about this is it didn't feel quite as gassy as normal coke does which is always a benefit as theres nothing worse when its too gassy but at the same time it doesn't loose its fizzy very quickly meaning it doesn't go flat which is a bug bearer for me so Im very happy about this,
This one tastes more like cola than the other one but has a strong taste of grape too, the fruit is very prominent in this flavour. Although the do taste like fruit they are still fizzy like coke but so much more refreshing I could imagine drinking these in the sun and it being perfect!
They are available from the following stores: Tesco, Morrisons, Booths, Sainsburys, Waitrose and ASDA.
You can find out more about them here.
5 February 2017
This T-Zone range by Newtons Labs is a spot and blemish fighting range as they include antibacterial to rapidly remove spots and blemishes. The range has a RRP of £3.99 - £4.99 so is very affordable. The products are readily available in a number of stores including: Superdrug, B&M, Bodycare and Home & Bargains.
T-Zone Spot Zapping Gel
This gel cooling and quick drying gel aims to prevent spots and blemishes, infused with tea tree oil and witch hazel it aims to get to work in four hours. This gets applied directly to your spot or blemish in the morning and night time. So far from using this I feel like it doesn't necessarily completely remove the spot from your face but after applying it the same day you do notice a reduction in the size and redness and overall it left my spot just looking not as noticeable which I'm definitely not complaining about.
T- Zone Nose Pore Strips
These pore strips aim to unclog and pores, blackheads and whiteheads whilst also preventing spots.
These are by far my favourite product of the bunch, I applied it to the nose area after wetting my face to ensure it stuck and left on for ten minutes after the ten minutes I removed the strip with little effort. In the corners it can be a little hard to pull away but I experienced very minimal pain which was so worth it. The results from this are amazing you can se afterwards on the pore strip white and blackheads that have been removed which makes me feel so much better and I will definitely be adding this into my weekly skincare routine.
T- Zone Blackhead Facial Scrub
This scrub works to deeply clear blackheads, pores and dead skin cells by using tea tree to overall make the skin look smoother and prevent future spots. Firstly this is a great price so affordable and it really works, you can feel the little beads in the scrub that help to remove the dead skin cells from your skin so leaves your skin feeling so nice and fresh.
T-Zone Antibacterial CleanserThis cleanser helps reduce shine and tighten pores whilst taking away dirt and leaving your skin nice and fresh and again helps the prevention of spots. This does what it says its meant to, it removes all the dirt from your skin making it nice and fresh. I feel like it has made me have less breakouts but that is only when I use the product everyday so if this is something your looking to do make sure you add it into your nightly skincare routine. Although it does contain tea tree and does have a strong smell of this so if this is not something you like id give this a miss.
Overall I'm really impressed by the products, there so affordable and genuinely have some amazing results, I cant wait to try out more of their products.
Have you ever tried them?
28 January 2017
So I managed to grab myself a bargain with this set at christmas I got the set on sale from £50 to £29 which is a bargain as I had wanted to try these out for some time I had to get my hands on them. This set comes with four products and the cloth to go with it aswell as the bag which is always handy.
"A vitamin enriched day cream that helps to uncover your skins natural radiance. A pure blend of Vitamin B3 and time-released Vitamin C reduces the appearance of dark spots and promotes healthy collagen production, leaving the skin looking brighter, clearer and more even as well as helping to reduce the visible signs of ageing. "
The first thing I loved about this product is the fact that it has vitamin c in it. This cream is quite a rich, thick cream which personally I like because I have eczema so its perfect to moisturise my skin. Again with this product it leave my skin feeling nice and soft, refreshed and overall looking so much brighter quite instantly really!
"Award winning Moringa Cleansing Balm is a balanced daily cleanser that thoroughly cleanse deep in the pores, moisturises and calms all skin types"
This balm is my favourite of all the products, I have very dry skin and this honestly leave my skin feeling so soft and revitalised. The scent of this product is gorgeous and the texture is amazing it feels so soft even when you first put it on your skin. The oils help to make your skin feel relaxed and I have noticed I have less pores after using this for three weeks. The only thing I wish about this product is that I got a bigger size in the set as I'm deffintley going to want to re purchase this once I've finished this tub.
"A super charged Vit C Serum, that helps brighten the skin and helps reduce dark spots and pigmentation. The time released Vit C, helps promote collagen synthesis, leaving the skin looking brighter and clearer."
This serum is lovely, it feels runny but its not a bad thing because a little does such a long way with this product. This is applied under you're moisturiser and it seems to even out my skin a lot and make it much brighter in general. I would definitely recommend this product and I think it works well with the moisturiser.
"Brilliance Facial Oil is a light-weight, multi-active everyday facial oil complex, containing 9 essential oils of Palma Rose, Orange, Mint, Vanilla, Geranium, Camomile, Lemon, Rose and Lavender that help to condition, hydrate and smooth the skin's texture."
What skincare are you loving recently?