30.12.14

U-SPICY BRUSH SET

For my birthday I got given the U-Spicy 6 piece Makeup Brush Set. They are very similar design to the Real-Technique brushes and I had to admit that I hadn't heard of the brand before. However I was excited to give them a try anyway! This set comes with six brushes (left to right) Tapered Brush, Angled Flat Brush, Flat Head Foundation Brush, Rounded Brush, Paddle Shaped Brush, Bronzer Brush. This set is £12.99 and is available online HERE.
My first impressions of the brushes were that they are soo soft. They feel so smooth on my face which is always one of the main things I look for in Makeup brushes. My favourite brush in the set is the Angled Foundation Brush. I really love the shape of the brush and the angle really helps get into all areas of the face and blends the foundation in nicely. I also love the bronzer brush which I actually use for pressed powder under the eye area. It is so gentle on a sensitive area and it fits really nicely under the eye. What I love about these brushes is that they come in a variety of different shapes to experiment with - for example the tapered brush, I don't have a brush similar. I haven't washed the brushes yet so I can't comment on how long they last and how well they clean but I will let you know when I have tested them out! So far my impressions are really good and they are an amazing cheaper duplicate to the Real-Technique brushes and I'll definitely continue to use them in my everyday makeup routine! Have you tried this brand?


29.12.14

MICELLAR WATER REVIEW: GARNIER

Since the Micellar Cleansing Waters were released I have been really loving them. I love how simple they are too use and how quickly and hassle-free they take your makeup off. i have already reviewed the L'oreal 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution HERE and I thought I would review some of the other duplicates of the product. I have been recently using the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and I thought I would share my thought on it on here! 
To start with, it is cheaper than the L'oreal Solution at £4.99 for 400ml, where as L'oreal is £3.32 for 200ml. So you already get your moneys worth for a start. I love the packaging but hate the opening at the top, as when you are pouring it out on the cotton wool pads, so much product is wasted (although not sure if that is just me being careless?) I really like this product and it is so gentle on my skin and takes my makeup off so easily. This one also takes off my eye makeup and mascara easier than the L'oreal Solution. I have also found that this water is quite cleansing too. Most of the time I would use this first to take off my makeup and then continue with my skin care routine. However, when I am feeling lazy I sometimes just use this and nothing else and it still makes my face feel clean and cleansed to a certain extent. I really like this product and I think this is my favourite out of the two solutions so I would definitely recommend it! What is your favourite Micellar Solution? 


28.12.14

GETTING READY FOR 2015

Now christmas is over, it's time to buckle down and get ready for 2015. I have lots of uni work to do before then so I am starting to get organised from now. 2014 has been a great year for me, but I plan on 2015 to be even better. I want to get more organised with all aspects such as blogging, uni work, money and general day to day life. I was given this really cute diary for christmas which I am going to use throughout 2015 as I usually just use my phone!
I don't really have any New Years Resolutions this year but there are some things I do want to continue to do and get more organised with. Here are my list of "New year resolutions" type thing: 

Blog regularly - 2014 was the best year for my blog as I abandoned it for a while. This year I really want to blog on regular basis and really build up my blog and find my niche. In January I have lots of exams and assignments so that might not start off well but after that I will have a lot more free time and will be able to blog and write more!

Be more organised - Like I mentioned, I want to actually try keep a diary and stay organised for the whole year! I always start writing a diary and keep on top of things but that always dies out mid January. This year is an important year for me at university and the last thing I want to do is to get really stressed! I think this will help me stay organised and chilled. I also think it is nice to look back and see exactly what you did over that year. 

Stop biting my lip - This might seem like a strange one but I have a really bad habit of biting my lip. It is so bad and it leaves my lips looking so ugly but I can't stop. It's just so satisfying you know? I do really try break the habit!

Drink more water/wear my glasses - I have recently be getting really bad headaches recently and it is definitely because I don't drink enough water throughout the day and I really should be wearing my glasses when I am staring at a computer screen for a long period of a time. I think it is important to drink lots of water and I think this will help with my headaches. That, and a decent night sleep! I also want to get into the routine of getting up early everyday. I am alright if I have a reason to be up but if I don't I would happily sleep in until 10:30am! Such a waste of the day!


27.12.14

CHRISTMAS DAY

Hi everyone, hope you all had an amazing Christmas and boxing day! I had a lovely day spending it in Devon with my family, Grandparents and cousins. In the morning we opened our stockings and then headed to the local church for a morning Christmas service. It has always been a tradition to go to church on Christmas and it was a lovely start to the day. After that, we came back and helped prepare for Christmas Lunch along with a glass of bubbly or two! 
For lunch, we had a cheese souffle to start, followed by roast turkey for main! We then finished off with Christmas cake and chocolate log! We are one of the few families that open all our main tree presents until after lunch, so after we had tied up we went for a quick walk around the village and then opened our presents in front of the fire! I was so lucky this year and was given lots of nice things! Some of them included some Nike Free Run Trainers a faux fur purse for Topshop. This amazing H&M shoulder bag with tassels and a fur winter head band from F+F. After that we all had our mid-afternoon christmas nap and played lots of games!  Of course, this then followed with more food and more games!
On boxing day we then went to visit my Dad's family for Christmas number two with lunch and a few extra presents! I had a lovely couple of days and am so thankful and grateful for everything! Now it's back to reality, as I back home and my few days just consist of work and assignments. Hope you all have had a lovely christmas and I would love to read any of your Christmas posts so feel free to leave links to them in the comment bar below! Happy new Year! 


25.12.14

MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE AN AMAZING DAY

LOVE FROM
 



Photo source - Vector

24.12.14

BERRY MUCH LIPS

I said that that my last post was going to be last until after Christmas but I forgot I had this sneaky post tucked away in my drafts! I have been trying to look for a dark lipliner in a purple colour for ages now! I couldn't find anything that wasn't too bright or too dark so it was difficult to find. I finally found this perfect colour in the makeup section in Tesco and I love it. Its the Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil in the colour 310 Berry Much. How amazing is this shade?!
I have never really been into lip pencils but recently I have really taken a liking to them. This one is quite thick which I prefer to the thinner ones that are available. The pigmentation of the colour is amazing and lasts for a long time. I really like the precise application and you don't really need anything over the top. However, I am still on the hunt for a lip stick that is this colour! I also really like the other shades in the range and they are a really good price. I bought it for £4.99 which is so cheap and worth the money. The application is really soft and creamy and it lasts a really long time. The colour is really similar to the colour on the packaging which is always good! I don't ever buy lipsticks or lip products from Maybelline but I am so far very impressed! I now what to try the Colour sensational High Shine Gloss


23.12.14

NEW SOCIAL MEDIAS

Hi guys, I thought I would just do one last post before christmas and it isn't one that it too exciting! I decided to completely revamp my blog for the new year ("New year, new blog" if you like) so I hope you like and enjoy the new layout. I have also made some new social media sites especially for it! I hadn't ever shared this blog on my personal accounts & I thought it was silly not to as social media is (I think) so important in having a successful blog. 
I would love it if you would all go over and follow my new Twitter page and Instagram page for all updates on Caramella! They are also linked on the side of the page too. Now before I bore you all to death I am going to enjoy Christmas eve eve with some cheesy music, wine and mince pies! I hope you all have a lovely christmas and I will continue to post after Christmas. I have a lot planned which I am excited about! Merry Christmas & Happy new year! 


22.12.14

RED APPLE WREATH

Today I thought I would share with you all my favourite christmas scent of this year. I was never that excited about lighting candles and discovering new scents as it just wasn't something that I thought it was necessary. However this season I have really got into it and now can't stop buying them! I have three in my room that I like to light and I never realised how cosy, warm it made the room and the littlest of candle can feel the room with an amazing scent. 
I love the Cinnamon and Apple scents for the festive season as they have always reminded me of Christmas as a child as that's what Mum would light around the house. My favourite scent this year is Yankee Candle Red Apple Wreath. Unfortunately Yankee Candle is so expensive so I never really buy it however I thought I would give myself a birthday treat and buy one. I got the medium size which are around the £8 mark. I absolutely love this scent, it isn't too strong but it really fills the room nicely. I am not a big fan of the sweet scents like Christmas Cookie so this is for you that like something slightly different. I also love the bright red colour of the candle, again makes it even more festive! I would love to know what candle brands you would recommend that a cheaper alternative to Yankee Candle but still last a long time and give out a decent scent? If you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments! 


21.12.14

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

Happy birthday to me! Yesterday was my 20th birthday and I had the loveliest day and was given so many lovely gifts! I thought I would do a post showing you what I got and what I got up too in the day. I was extremely lucky this year to receive this amazing Olivia Burton watch from my parents. It has a beautiful rose gold face and white straps. I absolutely love it! It's a really good size as it's not too big and I am looking forward to wearing it everyday! 
I I also received this beautiful faux fur scarf and amazing red heels from Miss Selfridge. I was so grateful for all my presents and how thoughtful they all were. I spend the day with family and we went for a special birthday pub lunch in a beautiful little pub in Cirencester. I had a steak (see below) and was even treated to a glass of Prosecco! After that we went for a little walk about the village and had a look at all the Christmas things in the local Garden centre (twenties have hit me hard - Garden Centres really excite me!). It was a really lovely afternoon and it was a proper winters day with a crispy air and blue skies! I then went to my Gran's house for a cup of tea and some birthday cake which was lovely! You can have a look at some of my Instagram pictures I took though out the day HERE
In the evening, I went out with a group of friends into Bath for a few drinks and a night out! It was a joint birthday event so there was lots of people here. It was lovely to see everyone after not seeing most of them for so long because of Uni. I wore my new dress and heels which again you can see on my Instagram page. It was all in all a lovely day and I have been spoilt rotten! The birthday blues and now kicking in but the excitement of Christmas day approaching is well and truly here! I hope you have enjoyed this slightly different 'day in the life' post!


19.12.14

LAST MINUTE STOCKING FILLERS


It's getting very close to christmas and as most of you are getting excited to celebrate, I know there will some of you still need to get those last minute presents. I thought I would put together a last minute stocking filler guide, that all girls/women would be happy to receive no matter how small or in expensive. I know I would be happy anyway! All items below are easy to find on the high-street and are widely available in many stores. All items are available online.


18.12.14

FESTIVE WINTER EYES

For the next edition of Festive Winter Makeup and I am going to focus on the eyes! I have really enjoyed doing these posts so if you want to see anything similar then let me know! I usually wear the same eye makeup everyday as it is quite and easy and I just prefer the simple natural look to anything statement. However, this colour is something different to what I would usually wear and I really love it. I think it is perfect for a Christmas evening party or event.


I usually prefer a statement bright lip to a bold eye and this is lovely silver metallic is something I love to wear around Christmas. I know this might seem strange as most people would opt for a gold eye look for the festive season as that is seen as being more festive. I do love a gold look, but I also love toning it down and doing a simple eye look. This eye shadow by Estée Lauder has the most amazing shimmer and with this blended out around the eye lid it gives such a lovely finish. This shadow is quite expensive at £20 a piece but it stays on for a long period of time and is very pigmented. For a cheaper version I would actually recommend the MUA eye shadow palettes (two completely different ends of the spectrum) but they are so good for the price they are! What's your go-to look for this season? 


17.12.14

FESTIVE WINTER NAILS

As part of the christmas season I have decided to do a "Festive Winter Makeup" series. I posted yesterday my Festive Winter Lip and I thought today I would do the same for nails. When I think of Christmas and nails all I can think of is glitter! It is not something I would wear all year round but it is something I definitely pull out at christmas. I'm not a big fan of vibrant glittery nails, I much prefer the more subtle look like the one shown here below.

Nails Inc Glamour Hanover Square  | Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad

I put these two polishes together as they quite similar shade and work really nicely together. The base coat is a Nailsinc polish I got free in issue of Glamour Magazine. I don't there is a link for it online as it was a freebie so sorry about that but there are many similar colours out there! It is this gorgeous dark purple/red colour and looks amazing on it's own or with added glitter. I am really one for dark nails in winter and this is the perfect festive colour. This Deborah Lippmann polish is a little bit more pink than the base coat but I still really love it. The glitter itself is very small and it gives the perfect shimmer when it hits the light. Because it is slightly lighter it shows up better against the undercoat. I really love this combination and I will definitely be wearing this for Christmas day or New Years. 


16.12.14

FESTIVE WINTER LIP

Hi everyone! It's now December, I'm home from Uni and I am well and truly in the festive mood! December is by far my favourite month of the year not just because it is Christmas and my Birthday but because I love wrapping up warm for the cold winter month. As well as this, I love the bright red festive lips that you can were all day everyday. Below are three of my favourite shades at the moment as part of the Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Collection at Rimmel
 No. 31 | No. 08 | No. 05
My favourite shade by far is No.31, this amazing deep red shade. What I love about it is that it isn't too bright and bold and is appropriate to wear on an everyday basis. I am all about a bright red lip but I think that is more suitable for an evening occasion or night out. I have also been loving No.05 which is a lovely bright pink shade. Again you can wear this on a daily basis but I have been enjoying wearing this at night and I think it is perfect for a Christmas party with a black dress. If you are after something a little bit more subtle then I would recommend no.08. It is more of an natural shade, but it is perfect if you are doing bolder eye makeup and need a more toned down shade. I am forever buying the Lasting Finish range as I think the Lipsticks are so lovely and stay on so well! What is your favourite? 


4.11.14

H&M AUTUMN LOOKBOOK

Firstly, I'd like to apologies for not posting anything in months! I didn't actually realise how long I was gone until I came back on here and saw! I am back at uni now and have been very busy with partying and deadlines. I thought I would come back with a Autumn lookbook from H&M. This isn't a sponsored post, I have just been loving their range at the moment. Everything is from this season, so it should all still be online (links below) or in store!



Outfit 1 - Blouse Trousers Boots
Outfit 2 - Strappy Top Cardigan Jeans | Boots Bag
Outfit 3 - Jumper Trousers Boots

I needed a wardrobe re-vamp for winter and I have gone a bit mad in H&M over the last few months. I have been loving a monochrome look this season and have been buying a lot of white, black and grey. However, I picked up these patterned trousers a couple of weeks back and I love them. They are so comfy and come in so many different patterns. You can wear them casually like I have, or dress them up with a pair of heels. I paired it with this Cowl-Neck jumper which I love! I don't own a jumper like it and it's perfect for the cold days when you need to layer up. My ripped skinny jeans are something I have been living in too. I used to be a leggings girl but I think I have been converted. These jeans are comfy get stay skinny too the leg without going baggy after a couple of wears. They are only £19.99 with is a great price. As you can see, I wear these heeled boots EVERYWHERE. Again they are so comfy and are perfect for everyday or dressing up if you don't want to wear massive heels out. 


27.8.14

SUMMER BLUES

I don't know about you but I feel like we have had the last of our summer for this year. I can't complain as it has been a pretty decent summer compared to some we have had previously. This summer I have been really loving blue nail polishes. Whether this is from pastels, to dark and glittery blues. My top five are shown before. As you can see I still have an obession with Barry M and their Gelly Hi-Shine polishes. I'll link all the colour shades below.


I think my favourite shade of blue this season has to be the pastel shade and I have been particularly been going back to the Tanya Burr Exclusive nail polish in Little Duck which I also talk about HERE. I think it is the perfect colour and goes with a lot of outfits. I think it can almost be cased as a light mint colour too. I also really like 'Blueberry'. I prefer the Gelly Hi-Shine polishes better as I think they apply better and this is a really nice summery blue colour. For evenings and nights out I have been loving the darker blue shades like 'cobalt blue'. I think it's subtle and still summery. I also really like the glittery shades. Whether this is wearing over the top or on it's own. This is also another great shade to wear in the evenings. I think I have absolutely out done summer polishes this season and I am excited to see what I go for during the autumn and winter as it is getting colder.


21.8.14

MAKEUPSOCIAL

I was contacted by Makeupsocial to try out their new iPhone app (*) which goes along side their website. I was really excited to download and try out their app as I haven't really got anything like it on my phone and I haven't used their website before either. It's a free app and it will be available on android phones as well as iPhones soon.My first impressions of the app is that it is very easy to use and it is set out clearly and presentably. To start with, you have to either log in or create an account (through an email or facebook) to make a profile. You then have to fill in a 'beauty profile' asking about your skin type, hair type and eye colour etc. I think this is a really good step as you know that your newsfeed is going to be completely specific for you. The set up of the app is really lovely and you read about the latest makeup looks, trends and products from other people as well as professionals. You can also look at tons of reviews of makeup products and then easily be linked to where you can buy it online. It is really easy to post on your profile too. You simply chose what category it is under and you can write away adding pictures if you wish. My favourite feature of the app is that you tag a part of your picture (say the lips) and tag what it is you used so other people can find it easily. If you love makeup & blogging like me you will love this app! 


Photographs - Makeupsocial (source)

24.7.14

V05 PLUMP IT UP LOTION

I recently bought the V05 plump it up blow dry lotion from Sainsbury's. I heard a lot about the new V05 range and I was looking for a heat defence spray as I am so bad at protecting my hair from heat which is awful as I use a hair dryer and straighteners everyday. I was instantly drawn to the "volume & thickness with natural bounce" claim that was on the bottle. My hair can use as much volume as it can get. So this was instantly a catch for me.
I have been using it everyday for a couple of weeks now on wet hair before I dry my hair. I stray it all over, including the roots and ends of my hair. I also use this with a simple styling mousse and so far I really like this product. It's cheap and affordable at £3.69 and it does give my hair some lift and thickness. It obviously doesn't make a dramatic difference but it does help. I have noticed that my hair has been in better condition now it is getting protected from the heat. I also love the pink packaging! I would definitely recommend this product.


3.7.14

CLARINS FAVOURITES

Today I am going to talk you about some of my favourite Clarins products. I have been a big fan of the brand and it has helped with the improvement of my skin a lot. A couple of my all time favourites is the Exfoliating Body Scrub and the Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel. I really love these products but I tend not to use them all the time because the Clarins range can be quite expensive. The full size Cleanser costs £12 for 75ml which is quite a lot. 
I did have the full size bottle but ran out so I am now making my way through the sample size shown above. The cleanser is suitable for all skin types and helps remove left over makeup and dirt on your skin. I really like this product as it leaves your skin feeling clean and smooth. You only need a tiny bit to clean your face as it foams up well, which means the product lasts a while. I also really like the body scrub. This product is very expensive at £29 for 200ml. This isn't something I would want to spend on a body scrub too often. However, this scrub really does leave your skin smooth and firm by rubbing away any flaky cells and rough areas. It contains natural Bamboo powders which helps with leaving your skin feel smooth. It gives my skin moisture and hydration and it really is a good exfoliator. If you wanting to splash out or treat yourself I would definitely recommend these two products!


2.7.14

SUMMER RANGE AT DOROTHY PERKINS

I did one of these posts a couple of weeks back looking at the summer range at New Look. I thought I would do another one, but from a different shop. This outfit is from Dorothy Perkins. It is a little bit of a cheat as the shoes are from New Look and also featured in my previous outfit post, but I love them so much! I wear them all the time. I bought this bright cami a while ago and I love it because you can wear it casually or more formally. 


The top costs around £12 but I didn't mind spending that as I loved the colour and shape. I am really into bright colours (especially yellows) in summer. A couple of weeks later, while I was in the shop again. I spotted these amazing black and bright yellow, floral print trousers. I had been looking for a pair this shape for ages and I feel in love with them. The yellow detailing again drew me in as I knew it would match this top. They cost £24, and they are so so comfy and fit really nicely. They aren't too baggy (which I have noticed some can be) and they are really flattering as they sit just above my hips. It also comes with a matching top HERE which would make it a lovely two piece, but unfortunately I don't think the top is really my style. My next item I want to find is a two piece, so I'm keeping my eye out! If any of you know where to find nice ones, please let me know!


1.7.14

HAVING A CHILLED ONE

I have now finished my exams and am ready to enjoy my summer! May has been a roller coaster of emotions so it's so nice to finally relax and have some free time through June. I have now come home to enjoy the company with family and friends over the summer. The weather at the moment is amazing too which is an added bonus! This is my current set up, enjoying a good magazine and reading over comments and old blog posts on my blog. 
I'm sorry (again) that I haven't posted regularly but I have a line of posts that I have scheduled for the next month. I have a few fashion posts planned as I have been shopping and I am going to show you some of the products I have been loving recently. One product that I had forgotten about is the Soap & Glory Hand Food. I love how smooth and moisturised it leaves your hands & I love the smell. I'm so glad I rediscovered it in my collection. Hope everyone is having a lovely summer so far and I'm excited to get reading and writing blogs again! 


5.6.14

ZERREAU TOWEL OFF SHAMPOO

I was contacted by Waterless Ltd to try out their new hair product Zerreau Beauty Towel off Shampoo foam (*). It is in a new concept of dry shampoo aimed to be quick and easy to using leaving you with clean hair without having to use water. It is different to other dry shampoos as it isn't a spray, it is a foam. I was interested to try is this out as I haven't tried this out before only used brands such as batiste and Tresemmé which I have liked. 
This product is on the market for £6.99 for 180ml, which is a very reasonable price. It comes in two scents, Strawberry and apple and I was sent the strawberry scent. The smell is quite strong but isn't overpowering and the smell lasts a while when it is applied. To apply it, I take a decent pump of foam on my hand and rub it in to the roots of my hair and any other greasy parts. I love how quickly it dries & I do notice a difference once it's applied.
The only thing I would say, is that because you have to towel dry it, my hair looses a lot of volume. My hair is pretty lifeless anyway after I haven't washed it and this product doesn't revamp volume back in my hair as Batiste. However, all in all I really like this product and it doesn't the trick! This product is aimed for festival goers and i would definitely recommend it as it is a decent product to have and it is easy to travel will. Definitely worth giving it a try!


28.5.14

ZARA T-SHIRT DRESSES

Since we have had a couple of nice days of sunshine in the last week, I realised that I don't own that many summer dresses or skirts and I want to stock up on some before the summer months. I have been loving the t-shirt dresses lately and I have never owned one. I found these gorgeous dresses from Zara which I really like. Although they are not exactly t-shirt dresses, they are of a similar shape and style and length. Links below. 

They are a little bit more formal than an everyday dress but I think it would be perfect for a summers evening. I love the floral pattern on the first dress and the mint green detailing, I think it would be really flattering with a tan. It is £45.99 which is the more expensive of the two and my favourite (no surprise there!). I think I might treat myself and get it as I would get a lot of use out of it. I think the second dress would also look really nice in an evening with a big brightly coloured statement necklace with a pair of wedges. Again would look nice with a tan!



24.5.14

MAYBELLINE INSTANT PORE ERASER

Hey guys! Today I am going to review the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. I have been trying to find a decent primer for my everyday makeup routine to help my makeup last longer on my face throughout the day. I have heard a lot of good reviews about the Benefit Porefessional which I want to try but I wanted to see if I could find a cheaper drugstore alternative to start with. I spotted this product in Boots and thought I would give it a try.

It's much cheaper at £7.99 compared to the Porefessional which is around the £25.00 mark. I've been using this product everyday now for about the last month and my first impressions are really good! My makeup has lasted much longer on face and it hasn't affected my skin care. To apply it, I take a little amount on the primer on my finger and then rub it all over my face using the Real Technique Buffer Brush. I then apply my makeup like normal. It helps apply my makeup smoother as well as leaving my skin feel soft. It claims to "avoid shine on the face" which I'm not sure if it necessarily does this. It terms of "vanishing pores", I won't say it completely vanishes them but it doesn help with the appearance of them and it definetely leaves your skin feeling light and smooth. I'm going to continue using the product and see if I still like it, but so far I am happy with results and the finish it gives!


5.5.14

INKIA ORGANIC EYELINER

Today I am going to talk about the Inika Certified Organic Eye Liner. Being blonde, I have never really been one to wear heavy eye makeup and eye liner because I just thought I didn't suit it at all. I never wore black eye liner as think it looked too much on me and just didn't look right. I wanted to try something that was a little lighter to define my eyes better. I bought this eye line in the colour 06 Coco for £13.50. It is this "warm chocolate" brown
shade which is an alternative to black. I really like the shade and I think it suits me better than thick black eyeliners. The product claims to 'to glide on easily and deliver even depth of colour and real stay-ability'. I would agree with this as it does stay on for quite a long time. The formula is quite creamy so it applies really easily onto the eyes. I am not an expert at applying eye liner so it took me a while to get it to look how I wanted it too. What I like about it is that it organic - 'handcrafted with natural plant products and mineral colour blend' which means it doesn't irritate my eyes. I can have very sensitive eyes that water quite a lot. I would recommend this product as I really like the colour, however you can probably find something cheaper in the high street. If anyone has any suggestions on cheaper eye liners that are good then I would love to know. I am pretty clueless when it comes to eyeliners so I would love to know you thoughts! Hope everyone is having a lovely bank holiday weekend.


4.5.14

SUMMER RANGE AT NEW LOOK

I needed a good clothes shop for a while now but during the holidays I didn't really have time (or the money) to do a big shop in one of the main shopping centres around where I lived. However, after I had earned some money at work, my mum and I popped in to our local town to where the only main shop I shop in is Newlook. I ended up picking up so many things and this outfit below is some of the pieces I picked up from their new summer range.  


I have been craving some white jeans for ages, as I have never owned a pair and I think they are so nice for the summer. I really like this pair as they are so comfortable and fit really nicely. They are the perfect length too. I actually spotted these shoes in the Generation section when I was looking for something for my sister and they instantly caught my eye. I thought they were a really nice alternative to sandals in the summer. I really liked the open toe feature. I was good and stopped my self buying any monochrome pieces of clothing as I have too many of those and went for this mustard yellow top. I absolutely love the style, colour and texture of it. I've never really had anything this colour either. I then picked up this necklace last minute when I went to the till (after I knew I was spending too much anyway) as it was on sale. I love the gold layered feature at the front and the rope to tie it together (although you can't see it in the picture). I know I'll get a lot of use out of this outfit in the summer! 


3.5.14

LIZ EARLE CLEANSE AND POLISH

It's finally happened. I finally went out and bought the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. This has been on my never ending "to buy" list for sooo long after reading endless good reviews about it around the blogging community. I bought it from Boots for £14.75. However it is slightly cheaper if you just buy the bottle without the cloth. I think it's around £13. This is the first time I've tried the Liz Earle range so I was very excited. 

I absolutely love this cleanser. It is so gentle on my skin and removes every little bit of makeup on my skin. It's formula is made for every skin type, and it fits mine (combination, oily T-Zone) perfectly. It's helped to clear up my skin alot. What I really like about this cleanser is that you don't apply it to wet skin. It is a two step process which involves cleansing your skin with the product and then polishing your skin with the warm, damp muslin cloth afterwards. It is quite an expensive product at £14 for 100ml which I think is one of the reasons why I held back buying it for so long. However, I haven't regretted it as is now part of my daily skin routine. I apply it after I have taken my makeup off and before applying my Dermalogica Clear Start which I talk about HERE. I then apply my moisturiser before bed. My skin is always left smooth and most of the time completely spot free. I love it.  


2.5.14

CLINIQUE CITY BLOCK

This product was a staple in my summer makeup bag last year and I had completely forgotten about it until I found it in my collection. It's the Clinique City Block Sheer SPF 25. This high SPF in it is perfect for the summer months when the sun is hotter. I used it as an alternative to foundation on holiday. I don't like wearing much on my skin in the summer so I usually but this on with a little bit of concealer.  It's thin and isn't thick on the skin.
It is oil and fragrance free which is a big plus for me. I prefer using this rather than a sun screen. I find that normal sun screens are too thick for my skin and I don't really like it. However, it is so important to protect your skin from the sun. It is quite a pricey product at £17.00 for a 40ml bottle. I would definitely recommend it though. I find it gives me a summer glow where a sun lotion doesn't. It is also suitable for sensitive skin as well.  
The product claims to 'help wick away perspiration and absorb excess oil' which I completely agree with. Also, even on holiday last year I didn't have to re apply it throughout the day and my skin was still protected - even when I was in hot temperature. I would reapply it though, if you're sensitive towards the sun. I know, we are not getting much sun at the moment in the UK but I am definitely going to grab this out when the weather gets nicer. 


1.5.14

LITTLE DUCK

I can't believe that since giving one of the Tanya Burr Exclusive nail polish away for my 250 follower giveaway, I have now nearly reached 400 followers on bloglovin. I can't believe it! Hello to my new followers. I decided that I couldn't just giveaway this polish, without buying one for myself. I'm a sucker for mint green/pastel nail polishes so this one instantly caught my eye. I'd wanted to try her collection since it was released and I'm glad I did.
I love it! The colour is so vibrant and you don't need many coats to achieve the true shade. It also doesn't chip easily which is always a good thing. I hate having to keep re-touching my nails every few days. The size of the bottle is very generous and I love the packaging. I bought it from feel unique for £5.99. Its not the cheapest high street nail polish but it is worth the price. Her collection is also now available in selected Superdrug stores around the UK if you don't want to buy it online. I am definitely going to purchase more of these polishes and try her lip glosses. There has been lots of good reviews about them. Have you tried any of the Tanya Burr products? Also, I know I said "I promise I will be blogging a lot throughout this month" in my last post and that has been a complete lie as it is now a month later and I hadn't blogged anything. However, I have now got myself together and scheduled a load of posts, so there will be more content coming. This time I do promise!