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Friday, 21 November 2014

Soap & Glory My Makeup Collection


I know I have shared with you a variety of my Soap & Glory products in the past. Today I thought it would be a great idea to also share my Soap & Glory makeup collection. 

After my most recent purchase of their 'The Perfect Ten' eye shadow palette I decided to go through my makeup collection and was surprised that I actually own more Soap & Glory makeup than I originally anticipated. As a makeup lover, you can only imagine that I seem to collect a variety of different brands over the years. So, it was nice when some of my previous favourites are found again. 
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Beauty Essentials

I hope you all have been enjoying my beauty essential and cosmetic products each week. This week's products are all beauty and general items that I love and would recommend to all of you. Every day a new beauty essential is posted on instagram if you want to follow me on there you can keep track of my recommendations before the week is out. 



Products mentioned 
Benefit Pocket Pal Cheek and Lip Tint
Charles Worthington Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
Soap & Glory Love At First Blush 
Topshop Ring size small
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Lipstick 08 Grand Cru
Maybelline New York Browdrama Sculpting Brow Mascara
Rimmel Stay Blush Sun-kissed Cherry 004
Monu Hawaii Facial Treatment Oil
Burt's Bee's Lip Shine

What's your recommended beauty essential?
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Thursday, 20 November 2014

November Glossybox unwrapped

I recently became a member of GlossyBox! As a beauty fanatic I couldn't help myself! I thought it was only right to share these moments with you and what beauty products I received in my Glossybox this month.


The packaging is beautiful, they really make you feel special. It's like receiving a present every month.


November GlossyBox unwrapped
Lollipops Make Up Eye Pencil 
Burt's Bees Lip Shine
H20+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment
Monu Skincare Soothing Hawaii Facial Oil
OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner

I cannot wait to try each product. I will let you know my favourites. 

Hurry up December so I can get box number 2! 
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Nails inc. London | Product Review

nails inc. London have made a big name for themselves in the beauty world. With incredible colours and great quality products they are every girls must have nail varnish. 

I personally love them, and from my small collection you may be able to tell what my favourite colour is from their collections. Of course it's red! I am a huge fan of their red nail varnish, they are my staple go to product whenever my nails need some colour.

Red in my opinion screams 'NOTICE ME' it's sensual and elegant and I just LOVE it. 

 

Colours
132 nails inc. London matte gatwick
023 nails inc. London tate
063 nails inc. London victoria & albert
nails inc. London special effects electric lane
nails inc. London westminster abbey
nails inc. London chelsea square

I know my collection is small, but every one of them was worth the pennies I spent. nails inc. London can be quite pricey at £9.00 + for a bottle, but it is worth investing in. Buying the sets can be more reasonable if you like all the colours within the set. 

I got the three small nail varnishes from a set( electric lane, westminster abbey & chelsea square) they have lasted me over a year. The quality is brilliant, they are long lasting and I would advise you paint at least two coats of nail varnish when using them. It provides a fuller look and thicker coat. Then use a top coat to finish off your look. 

I would recommend the brand to anyone. I have been using this brand for a few years and I haven't been disappointed with any of my purchases. The price matches the quality.

Here is a link to the website. There is a new Alexa Chung nails inc collection out this Christmas which I am eager to try. The colours are simply beautiful!

Are you a nails inc. London fan? Let me know what your favourite colour is in the comment box below.  
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

My Bourjois Collection

As you all know, I am a huge fan of Bourjois products. I have spoken about them countless times and also recommend their products to you through my favourites videos and posts.
I thought I would write this post, as I was sorting through my makeup and realised that my collection of Bourjois products is now larger than life... or there about. 


Products
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 02 Frambourioise
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 03 Hot Pepper
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 04 Peach Club 
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 05 Ole Flamingo
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 08 Grand Cru
Bourjois Colour Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick 04 Peach on the Beach
Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder 52
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation N056 Light Bronze
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush 22 Tomette D'or
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush 74 Rose Ambre
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush Healthy Mix
Bourjois Cream Blush 02 Healthy Glow
Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black Mascara 
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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Mavala Nail Varnish | Product Review

If you haven't heard of Mavala before, I am please to be the one that introduces you to this amazing beauty brand. Mavala produce a variety of beauty care products. However, I have only ever tried their nail varnish, and I must say if their other products are as great as their nail varnish they are well worth investing in. 

I was bought this nail varnish set for Christmas 2 years ago from a wonderful friend of mine. I had never heard of the brand before then and I really was missing out. 

The nail varnish itself, although in small bottles are long lasting and stunning on. They quickly dry and are perfect for this time of the year. 
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Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Perfect Ten Eyeshadow Palette

 

I recently purchased The Perfect Ten Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette by Soap & Glory. On a random visit into Boots I saw this makeup palette and decided to trial it. 

I love Soap and Glory products. I have always had good things to say and haven't found anything that I dislike out of all the products that I have used. I usually do not purchase makeup products from Soap and Glory, I own a few lipsticks, blusher and a lip-gloss but may main purchase is their body creams and wash products. See product review here.

When I saw this palette I thought how similar it was to the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. Although this is half the price. At £16 it is a bargain and worth the money. 


The colours are all stunning, perfect for all year round but definitely right for Christmas. I love the darker colours (Taupe Cat, Sunset, Browne, Black Gold and Smokin) they work well on my skin. I did find that the lighter shades ( Vanilla and Minky) didn't show up on my skin very well. However, when blended with other shades they look lovely. 

The quality itself is very good, I was impressed with the standard of the shades and the texture felt nice on my skin. The application brush is nice, not cheap or rough on your skin. 

I would definitely recommend this to everyone, whether it's for you or for a friend its a great Christmas present. 

Let me know if you decide to buy it, I would love to know your thoughts! 
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Friday, 14 November 2014

Beauty essentials | Week 2

Continuing on from last week's Beauty essentials post, here are my recommended beauty essential products for this week. If you didn't know, I recently started an instagram feed of all the beauty products and general items that I have been loving in the week. I thought it would be a great idea to share them with you all, especially if you are not following myself or Sprucenews on Instagram or Twitter. 

If you have been following me on Twitter and Instagram you will be well aware of these recommended products already. However, if you missed it, here is the overall Beauty essentials for week 2. 

I hope you enjoy them! 

 
 
 
 
 

Products mentioned
L'Oreal Paris Elnet Satin Catwalk Limited Edition Hairspray
L'Oreal Paris Elnet Satin Heat Protect Style Spray
Chanel Rouge Red Lipstick
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream
ME Harmony eyeshadow palette
Bourjois 02 Healthy Mix Cream Blush
Mac Cosmetics Just a Bite Lipstick
L'Oreal Paris Blackbuster Superliner
Benefit Cosmetics Stay don't Stray 
The Body Shop Shimmer cubes 

Let me know what your beauty essentials are! Tell me in the comment box below.
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Thursday, 13 November 2014

The best beauty advent calendars for 2014

As a beauty blogger and a lover of beauty cosmetics, obviously the idea of getting a Christmas advent calendar filled with incredible beauty products is a dream. 

So many of my favourite brands this year have chosen to create their own fabulous advent calendar. Although, I can't afford to splash out on one of these. I thought it would be a great idea to share them with you.. and maybe you will be able to treat yourselves.

Enjoy!! :)

Benefit Cosmetics, £60

Tesco, £50 
Ciate, £49 
Elemis, £59.50 
Boots N07, £35 
L'Occitane, £45 
Jo Malone, £250 
The Body Shop, £50
Liberty, £149
Selfridges, £85
Such amazing treats! I would honestly love anyone of these. But, my personal favourite is the Benefit cosmetics one. It has so many incredible products I love! Definitely worth saving for next year!

Let me know what your favourite is!
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Interiors | Home Edition Update

I know my recent home edition posts were really popular with many of you! So, I decided to give you all an update on the new items I have purchased for my home. Me and Gary decided to add some new additions to our home. I have always liked retro pieces and when I see something that's a little different it automatically grabs my attention.








Products
Homebase White Ceramic Deer-head Ornament
Cargo Colour textured runner
Habitat Grey Metal candelabra 

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