Saturday, 9 December 2017

Recipe for a relaxing Christmas Eve Evening ♥

I'll admit, I'm not the most 'Christmassy' of people. I do love Christmas but for me, its mostly a time to sit around with my loved ones playing board games and drinking copious amounts of red wine. But for me, there is nothing better than a cosy night in. So I've planned my Christmas eve night already as we have a lot going on in the day seeing friends and family. We've been looking online at new TV's as we watch a lot of movies so need a great TV (I need to watch Blue Planet in Ultra HD!) and we've got our eye on this one here. We can't wait to move house now to treat ourselves to a new entertainment system as the TV is the key to a cosy night in on the sofa!

First of all, its not Christmas Eve without a Christmas movie or two is it? We're going to be watching the Home Alone box set as it's the only Christmas movies we agree on (my favourite is Love Actually and his is Jingle all the way). If we get time, i might try and convince him to watch Nightmare before Christmas with me! This will get us into the Christmas Spirit pretty quick. Add in a couple of fluffy blankets, new pyjamas and a fire on to get us all comfy and cosy. Not to mention, all the festive tea lights we've acquired from our Yankee candle Advent Calendar which smell amazing - especially Macaron Treats and Christmas Garland. We'll also be indulging ourselves with a couple of glasses of mulled wine each and a Chinese takeaway with lots of sweets and hot chocolate to help us chill out before the mayhem of the next day. 

Every family has their own Christmas traditions and this is a new one to us, one we will try and do for as long as possible as at this time of year, spending time with your loved ones is priceless.  ♥ 

*this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

2 New MAC Lipsticks ♥

Maybe I'm a 'bad beauty blogger' but my make up collection isn't made up of a million MAC items. I have one or two things but I've never been one to use them for anything and everything. But, I've always loved watching/reading reviews of their products and have loved the lipsticks especially that i have owned.  So, when i saw a great deal with TopCashBack i had to take advantage and grab two MAC lipsticks to add to my collection.

My view on lipsticks is, you can never have too many reds or too many nudes. So what did i buy? A red and a nude naturally. I went for two shades I've been after for ages in my favourite finish, Matte. The bright red, Lady Danger, is a beautiful bright red/coral shade. I love this one and have been after it for ages. Velvet teddy is a medium nude. Both have brilliant colour pay off, they are so pigmented! The formula itself is lovely - rich, creamy and not drying on my lips at all. 

For £16.50, they are not a bad price for a 'high end' lipstick at all. I will keep my eye out for anymore deals on shades I've been lusting after for a while. Also, i got 2 sample size MAC Prep + Prime to try out too as I've heard some really great things about it so i am looking forward to trying those too!


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

L'Oreal Fine Flowers Gel Wash♥

Well, lets all admit we want 'perfect' skin? I am forever trying to look after my skin. Make it less dry, make it glow and all that jazz. Well, if you read my skincare routine here you'll know i added a new face wash into my routine.

I have really been loving the difference this makes in my skin. It leaves my skin feeling so clean, fresh and soft to touch. I have really sensitive skin and this doesn't aggravate it at all. It has a really light scent - quite flowery. As this is designed to use on dry and sensitive skin, it's perfect for me. It really easily removes any last traces of make up that haven't been removed with cleansing and gets rid of any build up in your pores too.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Favourite Bloggers♥

Something a little different today. i want to shine a spotlight on some of my favourite blogs to read so they can get the recognition they deserve. sometimes the blogging community really can feel isolated but these girls restore my faith in it. So, please give their blogs a read and leave me comments with your favourites too - lets have the most positive blog post of all time.

Sophia Meola - Sophia is such a lovely girl and an amazing blogger. Her posts are always written so i feel like I'm sat in bed with my best friends chatting about anything and everything. She also seems to have perfected the art of the flat lay photo - you go girl. Keep smashing it. 

Gemma - Ever since i started blogging and even before, i have read Gemmas blog. Her posts are always informative and always packed with beautiful taken photos. She is one of the kindest people you will ever speak to too so please give her a read for some very in-depth reviews to find your new favourite products.

Tea Party with Alice -  Well, Alice's writing has made me want to emigrate to Australia. She clearly puts a lot of thought into how she writes and you really get a nice varied bunch of posts with her. Imaginative writing and a genuinely nice person? Winner winner. 

Amy -  I love her fashion posts - love her style. Also a fellow music lover which is a big thing too. I'm not the biggest reader of fashion blogs (as i have next to no style besides 'black everything') but hers give me serious outfit envy. 

Friday, 10 November 2017

Bourjois Ooh La Velvet! Lip Kit Plum Plum Girl ♥

Is it just me who loves a good lip kit? Maybe I'm just a bad beauty blogger but  i love it when a brand puts a lipstick and a lip liner together in a kit for me. Makes it a lot easier for me than searching for hours for a lip liner that is the correct shade. Well, now Autumn/Winter has come in, it's time for the dark vampy shades to come back out which is my personal favourite part of this time of year. What can i say? I like to make a statement. 

In the Bourjois Ooh La Velvet! Lip Kit (14 Plum Plum Girl) you get two full sized products: Contour Edition Lip Liner in Plum it up!  and Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Plum Plum Girl. Bourjois really do make a lovely vampy lipstick. The liner is really soft and smooth. No dragging or pulling and stays really well on your lips. The liquid lipstick is creamy and dries to a matte finish which i like at this time of year. Thankfully, the applicator is not massive so it's very easy to get the perfect shape to your pout without looking like a clown. For me, average wear time is a couple of hours (while drinking and eating) before i want to reapply to make sure the colour is still even. Like all Bourjois products, they have a really light fresh scent to them that's really pleasant. 

Want to make a statement with a bold lip without breaking the bank? Have a try of these lip kits!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Maybelline Master Blush Palette ♥

We all know what i'm like, i can't resist a blush. Its probably one of my favourite make up items to buy along with lipstick as there is such a variety and it can really change up a look. I must own a million by now. So, when i was browsing the aisles of Boots a few weeks ago and i saw this little blush palette i couldn't resist popping it into my basket. 

The Maybelline Master Blush Color & Highlighting Kit is a really lovely little high street blush palette. It comes with 3 blushes and 1 highlight shade. The 3 shades of blush are lovely and diverse. You have a hot pink, a dark burgundy and a light peach-coral. The highlight is a champagne colour too. The colours are surprisingly pigmented too - they showed up so quickly with very little product which is always a great bonus. Staying power is good - lasting me my full working day without disappearing at all. The packaging is really nice and sturdy too - definitely feels a lot more expensive than it is. I've been loving this and it's a product i can see myself using throughout the year due to the different shades on offer. All in all, a good little palette for a very good price point.

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