Thursday, 29 March 2018

March Monthly Favourites & New In Beauty

How is it possible that another month has gone by?! I don't know where this year is going, but one thing is for sure, it's flying by at the speed of light! It's been another really fun month for beauty loves and new in goodies, and I've got some seriously fun goodies to show you. Lots with an extra fun factor this month! So let's kick off the March Monthly Favourites and New In Beauty...

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette

When it comes to Too Faced, I say time and time again how much I love their brand. One of my all time favourites, their eyeshadow palettes especially, blow me away. I have the biggest collection of Too Faced eyeshadow palettes - in fact, I have more of theirs than anyone else. Shows how much of a fan I am! But when it came to the Chocolate Gold palette, I knew I'd be on to another winner.


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Are WE The Actual Problem With Instagram?

When it comes to blogging, one thing you'll hear time and time again, is the heart cry of many a blogger who just can't understand why their recent Instagram post didn't do as well as they hoped or expected. The collective wail when we've painstakingly spent hours getting just.the.right.shot, edited it and posted it with a pang of hope and a smile on our face....just for it to barely scrape the barrel in terms of our regular likes. If you're a blogger or influencer, you'll feel this on an emotional level. I've been relieved to hear from Norvina (daughter of ABH) that even they are struggling with Instagram right now - often calling them out on why the platform just isn't performing like it used to. At least we could take comfort in knowing that everyone is in the same boat, right?

Monday, 26 March 2018

Spring Beauty Blender Classics

I love the change in the seasons because it means it's time to upgrade and switch up my make up and beauty regime. Not only do my colours of choice change up and I experiment with more pastel shades on my nails, but I also switch up my skincare too. But another thing I always change up in the spring is my make up tools. After seriously applying deep make-up during winter, spring means it's time for some new Beauty Blenders! 

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Wear Matte Foundation For Pale Skin

When it comes to Fenty Beauty, one of the products I hear the most chatter about, is the foundation. And yes, pretty much all the chatter is good. Fenty Foundation launched onto the scene with the widest selection of shades and put to shame many other brands who had been established for decades. Suddenly this new make-up brand had corrected something that had been a problem for ages - finding foundations to suit every type of skin shade. Because why should your skin colour dictate what make-up you can (and can't) get or wear?


Friday, 23 March 2018

25 Things You Can Buy Instead Of An Eyeshadow Palette

As a make up hoarder, my favourite type of make-up is an eyeshadow palette. I have more than I can count but I love them all and adore them with equal love. Although eyeshadow palettes are my favourite, I have a hefty and constantly growing collection of every other type of make-up too. In fact, my current lipstick collection is getting quite out of hand now. Especially since I had to buy a whole extra set of make-up drawers just to house them all. When I think about the value of my make up collection, I'm quite ashamed to say it's almost the same as my engagement ring...the one my partner had custom made for me. Yes, my make up collection is huge, ever growing and a slight obsession.


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

"On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink" Spectrum x Mean Girls

Mean Girls. Still one of the greatest chick-flicks ever made. I loved it then, and I love it now. And if I ever have a daughter, we'll be watching it together in her teens. It's like a right of passage as a teenage girl isn't it?! I feel like every girl lives vicariously through it as it features the full spectrum of teenage troubles...with some amazing one liners thrown in along the way. One liners so good we still use them now. And if you don't, well, "Boo, you Whore."


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

A New Addition To My Salvatore Ferragamo Perfume Collection

One of last year's perfume discoveries for me was the collection of stunning fragrances from Salvatore Ferragamo. Within months I'd collected pretty much the whole range because they just nailed that sultry musk that I adore in my perfumes. So imagine my pure joy when I heard they were releasing a brand new fragrance...

Monday, 19 March 2018

The Spring Skin Edit

Let's pretend that it's actually what it's supposed to be right now - SPRING! Because I'm sure she's right around the corner, waiting to lavish us with blossom, sunshine and tulips...That's what I keep telling myself anyway! Either way, spring will be here soon and it's time to transition out of our winter skincare for some more spring appropriate products. 


Friday, 16 March 2018

How Time Flies

Anyone else wondering just where this year is going? Because, ME! After the never-ending month that was January, this year has made up for it by speeding past at the speed of light and suddenly we're in spring - almost. (If someone could just let the weather know this, that would be grand.) We're midway through March, halfway through Lent and almost at Easter Bunny visit time. WHERE IS THIS YEAR GOING?!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Benefit Gold Rush: World Exclusive at Cult Beauty!

No quicker had this arrived in my hands, than I had fallen in love with it. It's been a while since I tried a new Benefit powder - sticking to my trusting Hoola as a creature of habit, I've been waiting for something like this. I just didn't know it. So when it arrived, it set my heart ablaze, which is coincidental because it looks like actual fiery gold...

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

How To Take A Great Selfie (And An Extra Special Competition!)

selfie, light up phone case, LuMee

When it comes to taking a selfie I am actually really shy. Scream, horror, yes, I know. A blogger who hates having their photograph taken! Eek, I just broke the mould didn't I?! However this year has been the year I decided to start changing my self-conscious issues, pull out some confidence and embrace my ability to stand in front of a camera. Short of paying someone to follow me around all day and take my picture, it's up to me to take Insta-worthy selfie's that I like, and will make me feel more confident about having my photo taken. With that said, there's some really simple tips that help with capturing the best possible selfie. So even if you don't feel confident, you can look it!


Monday, 12 March 2018

Current Top 5 Picks From Cult Beauty

When it comes to beauty shopping, I would say I spend a big chunk of my time and money at Cult Beauty. In fact, I say it's the 'UK online beauty mecca', because you can get all the best brands and products there and I swear they have the fastest posting times of any beauty brand I've ever worked with! No seriously, my orders always arrive the very next day, no matter what time I place an order - it's fantastic and compared to so many others, Cult Beauty top their delivery times but a lot! Plus they stock all of my favourite brands in one place, so I don't need to shop around, just place one order each time for all my wish-list bits as well as my essentials. 

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Happy First Birthday Roccabox!

There's so many beauty box subscriptions out there aren't they? It can often be really hard to find the right ones for you. I'm fortunate enough to have tried almost all of the current UK versions and a few great selections from abroad. Some have been a big hit, and others a total flop. That's just me being honest. But one I love, and feel is underrated, is Roccabox.

Friday, 9 March 2018

My Journey To Whiter Teeth

My main mission this year is to sort my teeth out. I have spent my entire life hating my teeth and feeling so self conscious about them, but I've never been able to afford to have them sorted out. When I say sorted out - I have overlaps and an overbite, and I just hate the fact that all the women in my family have a 'fang' tooth that sticks out. Stupidly I avoided a brace in my teens, and really regret it now. And with a wedding on the horizon and the thought of my wedding photo's showing me too afraid to smile with my mouth open - well, I finally took action. This year I'm working with some amazing brands and finally I'm taking control of something that's made me embarrassed for years. The first step in this journey was to whiten my teeth and give them a great colour that would boost my confidence levels. 

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Too Faced White Peach Palette

I spend a lot of time talking about Too Faced - they're one of my all time favourite brands and I have been head over heels with their Peach ranges over the last year. First there was the Sweet Peach collection, then came Peaches and Cream, which if I'm totally honest, blew my mind. It exceeded all my expectations and became not just one of my favourite ever Too Faced ranges, but one of my all time favourite ranges, ever. There's something that gets me about a whole themed collection, and Too Faced don't do things by half, so when I saw it, I loved it and now have pretty much the entire range in my TF Collection. 

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Everyday Lash Essentials

Lashes are in my opinion one of the most important parts of our make-up routines. Good looking lashes can take you from a 2-10 instantly - that's how pivotal they are. Even when I'm going bare faced, I'll always have put something on my lashes before leaving the house. Seeing as the eyes are the window to our souls, why wouldn't you frame them?! Which is always my excuse when I buy more mascara or false lashes. No-one wants to be looking into a dull window right?! ...I'm joking, but seriously, good lashes will transform your whole face.


Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Why Now Is The Right Time To Introduce Collagen Skincare Into Your Regime

Collagen. One of those beauty ingredients that everyone hears about but few know whether it would be right for them or not. Lots of people will see the label of a product including collagen and snap it up and hope for the best. Not that there's anything wrong with buying like this (I'm a sucker for impulse buys myself) but there's so much to understand about collagen based skincare. Surely it's better to know about how it works, why it's used and how to use it for the best possible benefits? Which is why I want to debunk some myths and set some home-truths about the skincare wonder ingredient.


Monday, 5 March 2018

Five Reasons Why You Need Marc Jacobs Decadence

When it comes to perfume, Marc Jacobs rarely get it wrong. Their perfume has cult status and it's easy to see why. Never far from the perfect mix of glamour and sophistication, Marc Jacobs get it right every single time. Decadence is the fragrance that everyone's been raving about this past year or so and once you've tried it, you'll see why. But if you're not sure why you need this fragrance in your life, here's five reasons why you need Marc Jacobs Decadence...


Sunday, 4 March 2018

Anastasia Beverly Hills Launches At Feel Unique!

Anastasia Beverly Hills, Feel Unique, ABH

Without doubt, one of my favourite premium brands is Anastasia Beverly Hills. I am obsessed with pretty much everything they make and I'm shamelessly addicted to their palettes. So addicted in fact, that I made my own in Sephora last time I was in New York and I treasure it like a baby. My aim is to own every single eyeshadow that ABH do! As far as their products go, they are some of the highest performing I own, and the only down side is that we can't get them as easily here in the UK as you can elsewhere. *sobs*

Friday, 2 March 2018

Haircare To Transition From Winter To Spring

Yes, we may be in the midst of a major snow storm and blizzard right now, but seeing as we started March yesterday, I'm still holding on to the hope that spring won't be far away. For me, spring is a much welcome time of year - it's warmer, brighter and less oppressive all round. It also means my beauty regimes can switch up and move away from heavy duty to something more light as more sunshine and things mean you need less SOS products and more Natural products. Or so I find anyway. This can be particularly true with our haircare regime. Transitioning from winter to spring means we can introduce some new and more seasonal items to get our hair through that tough transition and come out in spring looking healthy and happy!


Thursday, 1 March 2018

Give The Gift of Good Sleep

One thing I think most of us notice as we get older is the way our sleep patterns change. From full blown insomnia to things like night sweats, unsettled sleep and restless legs...well, sleeping becomes a lot harder when you're older! Some people suffer with bad sleep for no real cause, some are just light sleepers, and some could be caused by stress, illness and the inability to relax. It can vary from person to person, but one thing I know personally is that when I am stressed or I'm working hard, my sleep is the first thing to be affected. I take after my Mum in this sense because she is the same, and so is my Dad. 
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