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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Nails Inc London

I am one spoilt lady this Christmas, after receiving not one but three awesome Christmas days! I also received three bundles of presents from my wonderful family. Amongst my haul of goodies, I received this incredible Nails inc. collection which is the Alexa Chung limited edition gift set. 


I don't know if you remember my previous Nails inc. blogpost which I shared with you all my current collection *
Nails inc. London | Product Review* but I did mention this incredible gift set and how much I would love to have it! Lucky for me my family read my posts regularly (thanks guys) and bought me this wonderful gift! So, today I thought I would share this beautiful gift with you all and recommend my favourites. 


Products
Nails Inc London Alexa Edit Winter Lilac
Nails Inc London Alexa Edit Night Sky
Nails Inc London Alexa Hearts
Nails Inc London Alexa Stars
Nails Inc London Alexa Holographic
Nails Inc London Alexa Cashmere Pink

They are all in fact incredible colours, I must say my favourite has to be the Nails Inc Alexa Edit Night Sky. The intense colour is brilliant and it really is perfect for New Years. I also love the hearts, it really brings some romance to the collection. All colours are perfect and would really look nice on anyone. The diversity is fantastic, I love that it matches all skin types. 

I am not 100% sure if you can still purchase this range, but if you can I would recommend it! It's the perfect gift. 
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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Best of Benefit

Before Christmas I purchased this incredible Benefit cosmetics beauty bargain from Boots. 

With miniatures of all the best selling Benefit cosmetic products of 2014, I thought it would be great to try out some different Benefit products such as the Benefit High Beam before spending £30 on a larger version. 


The overall presentation was enough to win me over and £24.50 is a great deal. 
I use the Benefit They're Real Mascara on a daily basis and the bene tint is an incredible product which I use on the odd occasion as either a lip or cheek stain.

Products
Benefit Pore fessional Pro Balm 
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer 
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Benefit They're Real Mascara 
Benefit They're Real Push-up Liner
Benefit Bene-tint Cheek Stain
Benefit High Beam

I have always wanted to try the Hoola Bronzer as I have read some rave reviews about it, so I cannot wait to trial all these products. I will let you know my favourites and which products I would recommend to you!

Let me know which products are your favourites?
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Monday, 22 December 2014

Sprucenews meets Birchbox

I recently signed up to Birchbox which helped me discover new beauty and lifestyle brands that I wouldn't usually purchase.


 

Products
Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel
Electric Hair Electric Hydrate Shampoo
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick Smoke
Benefit Christmas Cracker
Models Own Nail Polish
English Laundry Signature For Her
Sophia Webster Purse 


I really like the luxury brands that are sent although the sample size is small and I think they can only be used once which doesn't offer the best opportunity to see if you like the product or not.

I loved the Limited edition Sophia Webster Purse. This will be a new addition to my handbag!
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12 beauty looks of Christmas | Day 11

Day 11 | Smoky Eyes


 

This is one of my favourite looks so far, the smoky eyes is always a winner and looks fantastic for a night out! It's a perfect match when styled with nude lipstick and bronzer.


Products
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser
Topshop - Golden Aura eye palette
Topshop Eyes Darkness cream shadow
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Bourjois Bronzing Powder
Topshop Whimsical Lipstick

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

12 beauty looks of Christmas | Day 10

Day 10 | The 50's Wave



 This style is inspired by the fabulous Marilyn Monroe, with the Cherry pop red lipstick and the twist to the side which really extenuates your facial features. It's a great look for the evening and looks fantastic with black eye-liner if you wish to create a more 50's style. 


Products
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser
Topshop - Golden Aura eye palette
Bourjois Little Pot Blusher Healthy Mix
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara
Ted Baker Crayon Lip Liner
Ted Baker Lipstick
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

12 beauty looks of Christmas | Day 9

Day 9 | Bronzing Beauty




This particular look is more for olive skinned beauties. With great attention paid to more bronze eyeshadow tones. This look is perfect for Christmas day. It's glitzy and can be glammed up with a more berry coloured lipstick or kept simple like it is in my picture with more nude colours. 

My hair is just swept to the side, straight with a glossy look created using Argon oil. 



Products
Neutrogena Visably Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser 
Topshop - Golden Aura eye palette
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush 03 Healthy Mix
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara
Bella Pierre Lip & Cheek Stain



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Friday, 19 December 2014

12 beauty looks of Christmas | Day 8

Day 8 | Oh Natural


This particular look is one for those women who have hardly any time on their hands to focus on their makeup. It's a natural style, with a faint gold shimmer eyeshadow and nude lips. 

Contour your face with a hint of blusher and add a quick flick of mascara and you're good to go. It's easy and looks great. 

My hair in this image is a style I wear quite a lot of the time, middle parting, sleek and straight. It's simple to do and my ghd straighteners do the job quickly.


Products
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser
Soap & Glory Perfect Ten Eyeshadow Palette
Benefit They're Real Mascara 
Bella Pierre Cheek & Lip Stain
Mac Cosmetic Peaches Powder Blush
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Thursday, 18 December 2014

12 beauty looks of Christmas | Day 7

Day 7 | Alluring Lips



This particular style such a classic look which many have said has been played out far too many times. However, it works so why knock it! I love this look, it's sensual and sexy and I really think black eye-liner and red lipstick is all you need. 

For this beauty style I have contoured my face with cream blusher and added a slight foundation based to even out my skin tone. 

The hairstyle was inspired by beauty blogger Zoella. I recently watched a hair tutorial on YouTube and wanted to try it out. I loved it and wanted to share that look with you all. 

It's the perfect party look which is great for Boxing Day parties or even New Years! 


Products used
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 
Maybelline New York Browdrama Sculpting Brow Mascara
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes 
L'Oreal Paris Superliner 
                              Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush 22 Tomette D'or
                                              Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick
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Lush Haul

After much deliberation and trying to stop myself from spending any more money until I get paid. I went and found myself in Lush... Okay, so it wasn't by accident. I have had my eye on a few new bath products and decided to go ahead and get them. Clearly I have no self control.

I thought it would be great to share these with you as this will be my last haul before the New Year! 



I didn't go crazy! I only purchased five items from Lush which worked out to be £18. Which I think is reasonable. 


Products 
Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment £3.95 (Luxury Bath Melt)
Floating Island £4.35 (Luxury Bath Melt)
Shoot For The Stars  £3.50 (Bath Bomb)
Honey Bee £3.35 (Bath Bomb)
Creamy Candy Bath £2.75 (Bubble Bar)

I am really looking forward to using the Floating Island luxury bath melt, it smells incredible. The Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb looks amazing on the Lush video, it has that amazing fresh scent that represents Lush so well. It also makes your bath water a variety of different colours.. I can't wait to use it. 

Check out the video here 

It would be great if you could subscribe to my channel! Thanks for watching xo
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

12 beauty looks of Christmas | Day 6

Day 6 | Beehive 



This is a classic makeup style that I have used this past A/W with berry lips and nude eyes it provides a luxury style that is one of my favourites. It isn't very clear in this picture however I have a gold shimmer eyeshadow which offers a very Christmas style that is perfect for right now! 

The beehive is a 60's look which was loved and well used. I personally think it looks fabulous during the day and for a night out. 


Products used
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
N07 Pop and Glow cream blush 
Topshop Golden Aura eye palette
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes
L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper
Boots Back Combing Brush
Ted Baker Alluring Berry Lipstick
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

12 beauty looks of Christmas | Day 5

 Day 5 | Middle Parting Beauty

This particular style is for people who are extremely busy and need a quick fix for hair and beauty. With the middle parting very in fashion at the moment it is easy to create and takes 5 minutes to produce. 


The makeup is very simple. I wanted to create a very natural everyday look that you can glam up with brighter lipstick or keep it plain with a nude lipstick. 

I have used very light eyeshadow matched with a thick black mascara. I finished the look with cream blusher to add a faint rosy look to my cheeks.




Products used
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
Topshop - Golden Aura eye palette
L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper 
Bourjois Volume Glamour Push Up Mascara
Topshop Whimsical Lipstick
Rimmel Stay Blushed Cream Blusher
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Monday, 15 December 2014

Ted Baker London

Whilst Christmas shopping, I came across this little beauty from Ted Baker. It's going to sound bizarre, but the packaging really attracted me to this item. I'm a big fan of lipsticks, and I have never purchased beauty products from Ted Baker before.


However, this little makeup set is really stunning and would be the perfect stocking filler or even Christmas present.


For £15 it's a bargain! The lipstick is a stunning red colour which I must admit is my favourite out of the set. The lip pencil is perfect for contouring your lips before applying either the lipstick or lip crayon balm. 

I just had to share this find with you all as I think it is so well presented and adorable. 
They products are good quality and they are the perfect colours for Christmas!
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12 beauty looks of Christmas | Day 4

Day 4 | The Businesswoman


This particular look is inspired by business women. The powerhouse hair with the simple makeup is effective and beautiful. Pale lips with a mixture of eye-shadows is great for an evening out and also for work. It is quick to apply which is perfect if you're in a rush.




Products used
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free moisturiser
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
Bare Minerals Blusher
Barry M Natural Glow Shadow and Primer Palette 2
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara
L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper
Carmex Cherry Lip Balm
Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick 03
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