Thursday, 30 October 2014

Flamingo Candles - Applecurrant Crumble


As soon as autumn arrives, the candles come out in full force...and I know I'm not the only one - I get a candle addiction around the same time every year haha.
I love nothing more than snuggling up under a blanket, with a good book, mug of hot chocolate, and a delicious smelling candle. Its just the perfect way to end a night, as it helps relax and unwind me before I try and catch some Zzz's.
The candle I have been using and really enjoying at the moment is this one by Flamingo Candles, in the scent Applecurrant Crumble -  the scent couldn't be more accurate to be honest with you!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Korres Make-up


I think I may be a little late to the bandwagon with this, but I have always heard of how amazing the Greek brand Korres is; people always seem to be raving about their little pots of lip butters, and I'm ashamed to say I have actually never even tried one, till now.
I never realised how much of a makeup selection they had till I started roaming their website, Korres have everything from nail polish, to foundation with a fantastic shade range to boot.
So when I got the chance to try some Korres makeup for myself I was delighted - I was kindly sent two lip butters in Pomegranate and Jasmine, Mandarin Lip Butter Stick in rose and a Volcanic Minerals Long Lasting Eyeliner in Grey.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Estée Lauder - Daywear Creme


I received this moisturiser as part of a gift-with-purchase set at an Estée Lauder counter in Boots - I did a post about the set here, this little pot of moisturiser impressed me the most out of everything. It's beautiful and I can honestly say I will be re-purchasing the full size version.

I'm not usually one to get excited about a moisturiser, it's usually face serums and masks that do that for me. There is just something about this DayWear moisturising Creme that really wows me like no other.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Trilogy Rosehip Oil - Review


To be completely honest with you, I have never really used a facial oil in my skincare routine, just because I always thought oily products on my oily skin would be a complete nightmare. But word on the street is oil based products can in-fact help us oily skinned people.
If you follow me on twitter you will have seen me complaining about feeling ill recently, I had a cold one week then was sick the next..it was just my luck really.
To cut a long story short, being ill the past two weeks took its toll on my skin, it was dry from too much tissue rubbing on the ol' nose (my other half decided it would be cool to buy me cheap Spiderman tissues...may as well have used a nice sheet of sandpaper), it also looked really dull and pretty dehydrated - that's when I whipped out the Trilogy Rosehip oil every night before bed.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Lush Haul


I have always been a huge Lush fan, I get so excited when their limited edition collections come out - Lush always seem to bring something new to the table which makes bath time so much more fun and exciting. I love how much imagination they put into their products by making the names of them fit so well to the ingredient's / scents and designs.
Their Christmas collections has to be my favourite, as soon as they come out I'm straight in there!
They have such a huge selection, Lush don't do Christmas by half's I tell ya.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

October Birchbox


As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month Birchbox have decided to partner with Coppafeel! and bring us a our monthly boxes, with a pretty pink theme, that they have titled "work it". Everything in this box is going to help you get motivated and help you tackle whatever your days will bring - they have included a cute lipstick pen and a little planner, that you can tick off everyday to help with that motivation you may need - such as swapping a croissant for a healthier breakfast and making personal goals...it's such a nifty idea and gives this box that extra feel-good factor.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipsticks


Charlotte Tilbury is becoming more and more popular recently, and rightly so! If you are a regular reader you'll know I'm quite the fan myself; I reviewed the Filmstar Bronze and Glow and The Nude Kate Lipstick combo a few weeks back.
What's not to love - the rose gold packaging is completely stunning and like nothing else I've ever seen, the quality is amazing, and her makeup just has this way of making you feel so special...even if its just a quick swipe of one lipstick!.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Smashbox - Cherry Smoke Eye Shadow Palette


Doesn't this palette just scream Autumn to you? The Smashbox Cherry Smoke Eye shadow Palette contains eight beautiful, deep, earthy toned shades with an even amount of shimmers and mattes, so there is something for everyone.
At the moment I seem to be loving the whole coppery/burnished red tones eye shadow wise and I've noticed it being popular with other people too. I think that's what initially drew me to this palette as its just simply full it - the name of this is very fitting to the palette as it can create the most striking cherry smokey eye looks.
I can also get away with wearing this in the day by just sticking to the less intense shades so its a pretty versatile palette to have, if you like warm tones that is?. 

Monday, 6 October 2014

Arran Aromatics - Lavender and Black Pepper Mineral Soak

 

Its coming to that time of the year now where I prefer a nice relaxing bath over a quick shower, along with a nice candle and my favourite face mask. For me; a bath is all about un-winding and de-stressing so I tend to opt for something with nice calming scents to help me drift off easier at night. If you're a regular reader you'll know I've become quite a fan of anything Lavender scented, so I was absolutely delighted when I got the chance to try this Arran Aromatics Lavender and Black Pepper Mineral Soak.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Estee Lauder - Gift-with-purchase at Boots

 
 
I decided to just pop this little post up as I think its such a great deal- I just had to share it with everyone.
I ran out of my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation so popped to my local boots to pick one up specially. I spotted the sign at the counter that if you buy two things from Estee Lauder (one being skincare or foundation and the other can be anything else) you get this cute makeup bag filled with some amazing goodies. So I bought my foundation £29 and decided to try one of their nail polishes in the shade 'Black Plum' £14 which is this gorgeous deep berry shade, and I got this lot for free!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

September Favourites


This time around I found it extra tricky to pick my favourites, I seemed to have discovered quite a few new things that I have really been enjoying throughout September.
Here are the little gems (and that they are) which made it to my final five - cue XFactor theme tune.
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