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Lipsticks to look out for this summer.

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Summer is finally here and there is nothing I love more than completing my look with a good lipstick. Whether you are going on holiday, or simply just thinking of treating yourself this summer, then I would definitely recommend you try out these lipsticks.

I hope you love them as much as I do!

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Mac Matte – Lady Danger

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Chanel Rouge Coco – 418 Misia

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Maybelline Matte Colour Sensational – 883 Orange Danger

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Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Metallic Lipstick – Macaron

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Mac Lustre – See Sheer

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NYX Intense Butter Gloss – 11 IBLG

I hope that you like these shades as they will definitely be making an appearance this season.

I’d love to hear what products you are loving this summer!

xoxo

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My August Lip Product Round Up!

This month I have been totally obsessed with trying out new lip products.
Although I usually tend to stick to traditional lipsticks, I decided to try out some alternatives and I absolutely love them.

I decided to choose my favourite four and show you why I will definitely be keeping them in my makeup bag for September!

Too Faced Melted Metal – Melted Metallic Macaron  £18.00

This liquified metalic lipstick is the perfect texture and colour for a summers day. The texture of this product does not leave your lips feeling sticky, which is always a bonus when looking for lipsticks and glosses.

This lipstick also lasts several hours and you are able to build up a bolder colour if needed. I tend to only use a small amount of the product to gain a light pink shade but if a lot of the product is applied you can gain a bright pigmented pink colour.

 

 

MAC Lusture – See Sheer    £15.50

This lipstick is one of MAC’s classics. I love the coral tones of this product and also how it lasts throughout the whole day. Although the price is higher than some drugstore brands, you will be sure to find that the texture and tone of this product is totally worth it.

 

 

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer – Tranquility    £3.00

Not only is the price of this product amazing, but this matte lipgloss is the perfect dupe for the Kylie Matte Lip Kits. I love the texture of this lip lacquer, along with the fact that it sure to stay on throughout the day. With this product only costing £3.00 it would be rude not to try it out!

 

 

NYX Lingerie – Exotic £6.50

This matte lip gloss is similar to the MUA Luxe product previously mentioned, but I feel that the quality is much better as it does not leave your lips feeling dry and cracked. This product still has the same lasting effect as other high street matte lip glosses, but I feel that the texture and application of this product allows it to the be the best budget matte lip gloss.

The colour is a little darker than the other products I have chose this month, but it is my go-to lip gloss when I am going out of a meal or cocktails in the evening.

 

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this review.
It would be great to hear which products you are loving this month!

xox

 

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My Favourite Budget Make-up Buys

When it comes to buying make-up I usually prefer to treat myself to high end products as I feel that they are usually well worth it in order to gain a good quality result. Having said that, I have recently purchased a few budget priced products which I feel are equal to, if not better than some high end products which I have previously tried.

Hopefully this review will help people looking for affordable products, along with expressing the fact that just because products do not have a well known high end brand attached to them, it doesn’t mean that they are not amazing products to have!

The first product which I was extremely impressed with is the Collection Primed & Ready Mattifying Pore Minimiser Powered by Witch Hazel. This Primer is similar to the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and is less than half of the price!

After applying this under my usual foundation, I feel that this product allowed my make-up to stay on throughout the day, whilst leaving my skin oil-free. The Witch Hazel has also left my skin feeling fresh and allowed my skin to breathe. After paying £4.99 for this product I definitely recommend giving this primer a try!

Whilst looking through the Makeup Revolution collection I was immediately attracted to this bronzer. The marbled shades of this bronzer are beautiful and the pigmentation of it is incredible. For £4.00 I didn’t expect much from this bronzer, but after applying it to my daily make-up routine I am pleased to say that it is very long lasting and just the right shade of brown for my skintone.

If you’re looking for a cheap bronzer with a slight shimmer to it, then I would recommend you try the Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer – Rock on World.

The last product is also from Makeup Revolution and I have previously mentioned  it in some of my other posts. The Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter – Golden Lights is my ultimate favourite product from their collection.

This highlighter is extremely pigmented and when blended in correctly, gives the perfect glow to your look. I purchased this product for just £3.00 and I love it! If you’re looking to try out a new powdered highlighter than you should definitely give this one a go.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this post and have reconsidered buying some budget priced products. With all of these products priced at under £5.00 it would be wrong not to give them a go!

Do you have any favourite budget product? Let me know as it would be great to try out some of your favourites! 

xox

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Beauty Beach Essentials

As I am going on holiday in a few days I thought it would be good to write a post letting you all know what I plan to take with me in my beach bag. 

I love my Lulu Traveler Pouch from LYDC and I will definitely be taking it with me when I go to the beach!

My bag contains a mixture of beauty and skincare products, along with a good book which is essential for the beach. I am loving Adore Me’s #BeachDayMusts swim and sexy lingerie  range and I hope you enjoy my post as much as I love the others I have read! Hopefully I will inspire you to start thinking about what you will pack in your beach bag this year.

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The first product I put in my bag is definitely the most essential item, that being my sunscreen. This year I was lucky enough to try out a new Ladival Sun Protection and it’s fair to say I love it! The bottle I use is SPF 15 and it has an advanced infrared-a protection system which makes it much more effective than other sunscreens. I also love this product due to the fact that it doesn’t leave a gross scent behind, instead you are left with lovely moisturised and non-sticky skin.

When I am on the beach I don’t tend to wear foundation as I like my face to tan and also to give my skin a chance to breathe, but two products I do use are a highlighter and a bronzer. Both products I use are a powder form and I feel that they give my skin a glowing finish without having to be caked in makeup. The highlighter I tend to use on a hot day is the Make-up Revolution VIVID Baked Highlighter. This product is so cheap so at only £3 I am not afraid to take it to the beach with me.

I also take a mini Hoola Bronzer by Benefit with me. I also have the full sized version of this product but I don’t like carrying it with me to the beach in case it cracks. Similar to the highlighter, this bronzer glides across my skin so smoothly and is also very pigmented. I love this bronzer in any weather but it definitely adds to the perfect summer glow.

Along with these makeup products, I also like to take the nail varnish which I am currently using in my bag with me to cover up any unwanted chips. My new beach favourite is the Rimmel 60 Seconds polish in the colour 430 Coralicious. This varnish dries super quick and the colour is amazing. Along with this polish, I also like to bring my Nina Ricci perfume with me in order to top up on the fruity summer scent throughout the day.

One product which I particularly find handy if you plan on going for lunch straight from the beach is the Bastiste Tropical Dry Shampoo. It only takes a few sprays of this dry shampoo to leave your hair feeling fresh and smelling beautiful. 

After making sure I have all my beauty products in my beach bag, I always make sure that I have a good book ready to read and relax with on the beach. At the moment I am reading The Ship by Antonia Honeywell. The book is set in a dystopian world where the people of London are fighting to stay alive. If you’re looking for an adventurous book to take with you this summer I definitely recommend this one!

Last but not least I will be making sure that I have my Cat Eye sunglasses with me from Accessorize. If you’re looking for a new pair of stylish sunglasses then you should take a look at their amazing new range. They are the perfect accessory for a day at the beach!

 

I hope you have enjoyed this post and I would love to hear what you have in your beach bag!

#BeachDayMusts

 

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Cheap Ass Sunglasses – Hollywood Review

Yesterday I was delighted to come home and find that my delivery from Cheap Ass Sunglasses had arrived! I had ordered a pair of Hollywood sunglasses, which I fell in love with straight away. I was so pleased with my purchase that I couldn’t wait to try them out!

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As it was a lovely day, a friend and I decided to spend the afternoon at Cardiff Bay in the sun. These sunglasses arrived at the perfect time as the weather in Cardiff is starting to heat up, which means that I will be able to make the most out of these stylish sunglasses.

Not only are they the perfect addition to a fabulous outfit, but these sunglasses are 100% UV Protected and were under £10! The delivery service of these glasses were excellent and I will definitely be purchasing another pair from their website.
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If you’re looking to try out a new pair of sunglasses for a summer holiday or just everyday use, I would definitely recommend that you take a look on their website and try out a pair for yourself – you won’t be dissappointed!

http://www.cheapasssunglasses.com/womens-sunglasses-2016

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Marks and Spencer Blogging Party

I was recently invited to join several other bloggers at the M&S Blogging Party in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. The event followed the Bristol Fashion Week Show which you can find my review on here.

As we arrived at the event we were greeted by some lovely ladies who worked for M&S, they made us all feel very welcome and explained to us a little bit about their Spring/Summer range. We were then allowed to have a sneak peak at their upcoming Spring range which featured some lovely floral prints which I will definitely be keeping an eye out for!

As we were walking around we also had a chance to try some of their products which would be perfect for a summers BBQ or picnic. My favourite was the Rocky Road Cupcakes, along with the Mojito Juice Drink which is perfect with or without the rum. These refreshments were the perfect snack to enjoy whilst looking at all of the wonderful products M&S had to offer.

Once we had finished looking around, we were offered a complimentary hand massage and manicure at the nail bar which was the perfect way to finish off the event. After my nails were dry and I was fully pampered it was time to leave, but the lovely women at M&S made sure we didn’t go home empty handed. We were all treated with a luxury M&S goody bag which featured many skincare and makeup products.

I had an amazing time at the event and I am so grateful to M&S for having us.
I can’t wait to see what my next blogging event brings!

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Bristol Fashion Week Event

Last night I was lucky enough to receive a bloggers pass which allowed me to attend the Bristol Fashion Week Event at The Mall in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. The event was hosted by Denise Van Outen and Mark Heyes, who certainly made the event one to remember!
I had an amazing night and I definitely recommend you bag yourself a ticket and enjoy one of the last few shows!

On arrival we were greeted with raffle tickets, along with treats for Krispy Kreme and traditional lemonade and fondant fancies from M&S. The waiting area was decorated with a wonderful Spring garden theme and these tasty treats made brilliant snacks throughout the show!

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We were lucky enough to be able to sit near the front which allowed me to have a perfect view of the catwalk, along with the glamorous outfits and models displayed on it. The catwalk featured many Spring/Summer themes including florals, colour bursts, short and sassy, street styles and many more. All of the outfits were amazing, but the brands which stood out to me the most were Coast, Warehouse, New Look, River Island, Karen Millen and Marks & Spencer. 

Whilst watching the finale, we were each gifted with an amazing goody bag which featured many products including a No 7 Mascara, a box of Perfectil Skin, Hair and Nails Vitamins, along with luscious hand creams and skincare products. This was a lovely surprise and I cannot wait to review these beautiful products.

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After leaving the event I was lucky enough to be able to go across to M&S to attend their Bloggers Event – I will be posting a blog about my time there very soon!

The event is on till Sunday so if you are looking to go you can find information about the event and how to purchase tickets here.

 

 

Photo credits to Charlotte Stone.