LOTW | Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Beau Brun 12

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Beau Brun 12 review and swatch

Hello everyone, this weeks LOTW has to be the most confusing for me. I don’t particularly love it, nor do I totally dislike it either...in a way I was a little disappointed because the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets are pretty raved about and there’s a couple of cons which I didn’t hear much about on the blogosphere when reading about them, but anyway a mixed review for sure!

Price: £8.99 - pretty pricy for a drugstore product! But they’re around the same price as the Sephora versions, so not too outrageous.

Top Three | Drugstore Blushers

makeup revoluution loved me the best, rimmel blush pink rose, sleek blush in suede review and swatches

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a good week so far! Todays top three is regarding my favourite drugstore blushers, the ones I reach for the most and the ones I recommend you check out. Now it is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of NARS blushers and I do wear them probably 70% of the time that I wear makeup, because that have the best longevity and I love all the shades I own! However I am quite the blush-a-holic and own two Muji drawers stuffed to the brim of single blushers, plus a couple of palettes too, so I try and rotate as much as I can. I know that not everyone can afford NARS (although they’re worth saving up for and picking up with ASOS have 20% off!), so I thought it would be helpful to put together a post of my favourites from the highstreet. This post should hopefully be useful to those of you who aren’t really blush fans and don’t want to spend more than a fiver on a blush you may not wear that often! Don’t worry ladies, I have just what you need!

LOTW | Wet’n’Wild Megalast Lipstick in Sugar Plum Fairy

Wet’n’Wild Megalast Lipstick in Sugar Plum Fairy review and swatch

Hello, welcome to my sixth lipstick of the week post - how exactly it has been six weeks I have NO idea ._. but anyway, this weeks lipstick was another from the Wet’n’Wild line which have some real winners! Sugar Plum Fairy has been a pleasure to wear, I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this bright/bold shade but I think it had something to do with not having to try and make such a deep shade work (like last week!). It is also an EXACT dupe for MAC’s Rebel which is amazing as it’s a much cheaper and ethical alternative ^_^

NARS One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Cheek Studio Palette review swatches

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS POST, I CANNOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO EXPRESS IT WITHOUT THE TRUSTY CAPS LOCK. Also this post is going to be VERY picture heavy, just a little warning because A. I couldn’t pick a couple B. I want you all to appreciate this beautiful palette C. Its the only thing I’m gonna buy makeup wise in an 8 month period, so allow me my excitement please ^____^

Bedside Beauty Essentials

bedtime beauty essentials, facial oils, pure rosehip seed oil, this works deep sleep pillow spray, sudocrem face cream, sweet almond oil

Hello lovely people, todays post is on my bedside beauty must haves - not the cleansing and toning, but the items I use on a daily basis just before I go to sleep. The two oils I have been using for months now and I have seen a real difference in my skin so I whole heartedly recommend them if you have the same sort of skin issues that I do..which I'll get into later.

Review | Kiss GelFantasy Ready To Wear Gel Nails

 Kiss GelFantasy Ready To Wear Gel Nails review

Hello everyone! Today I am going to review these Kiss GelFantasy Ready To Wear Gel Nails* which are part of Kiss’s x-mas range, to add some easy sparkle into your festive beauty routine! I have tried stick on nails before, you can read that review here and those were not the gel type. So I was interested to see how these would look on. I believe Kiss is quite a prominent American drugstore brand, but from what I know you can find selected products from their range in Boots, ASDA and Tesco stores.

LOTW | Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 04

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 04 review and swatch


Hello everyone! I cannot believe its been a whole week since my last post, I apologise! The amount of hours I took on at work, combined with a deadline last week just proved too much and I had to put my blog on the backburner whilst I dealt with it all. I just wanted to say a HUGE thankyou to ALL of you for helping me reach 1000 bloglovin’ followers! I am so incredibly happy with this milestone and I can’t wait to post my TWO giveaways (to mark two years of blogging also!) very soon.

So this weeks lipstick, as I mentioned on Instagram, was one of the most challenging ones to work with and I have to be very honest here...I didn’t do a great job at sticking to it. The Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Lipstick in 04 is by far the darkest, deepest, most vampy lipstick in my collection. I bought this a good while ago from FragranceDirect for around £2 and apart from the odd vampy moment in my room it hasn’t has a lot of use.

Price: £2-£5.99

LOTW | Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci



Stila eternal love liquid lipstick set baci review and swatch

Hello hello! We meet again for my fourth lipstick of the week and I am writing this SO late. It has been a super tiring week, I feel like I’ve got a lot done but at the same time I have so much to do in a short amount of time..anyways let me stop rambling and get into this! I was very kindly gifted the Stila Eternal Love Liquid Lipstick Set from MyBeautyFix2015 on IG here and I was super excited because I have never tried any of the Stila liquid lippies but I’ve heard a lot of good things. As the gift arrived this Monday I simply couldn’t resist trying out one of the shades (I’ll have a review up of the whole set at some point too). So this weeks LOTW was Stila’s Liquid Lipstick in Baci* which is a brand new shade!

Price: You can only get this as part of the eternal love set which costs £20 from MyBeautyFix2015.

Top Three | Hydrating Face Masks

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Hello everyone, I hope you’re doing well. Today I have another instalment of my new Top Three, this time my favourite hydrating face masks. My skintype is normal to dehydrated, with a couple of dry patches during the colder months. So hydrating facemasks are absolutely essential for my skincare routine! You don’t need to have dehydrated skin to benefit from this type of face mask, in fact I believe that everyone should have at least one in their routine for A/W time OR for using after an intense clay mask, which can be very stripping. Sometimes when my skin is feeling extra dehydrated I’ll leave one of these on over-night and wake up with soft, plump and supple skin. So in no particular order, lets get started...

Review | Brush Cleaning Egg

brush cleaning egg born pretty store

Hello everyone! I’m so glad my first product review from Born Pretty Store was such a hit, a lot of lovely ladies told me that they ordered the mini beauty blender dupe and they were super happy with it! Today I am going to be reviewing the Brush Cleaning Egg* which I have used a couple of times now and I’m ready to give y’all the low down!

October Favourites 2015

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Hello lovely readers, I hope you’re all doing well. Before I get into my October favourites I’d just like to apologise for the quality of these photos, I’ve had no time to retake them and with poor lighting and darkness at 4:00pm I’ve just had to work with what I can! Anyhoo lets get started ^_^

LOTW | Wet’n’Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick in Sandstorm (913C)

wet n wild mega last matte lipstick in sand storm matte lipstick review and swatch

Hello everyone! This weeks lipstick was Wet’n’Wild Mega Last Lipstick in Sandstorm. This is the first shade in my series that I have actually disliked on my lips and struggled to make work :c When swatched it looks like a gorgeous browny-nude shade and in theory a fantastic shade for me. But in reality it just looked very blah. Anyways here are the deats:

Price: $2.75/£1.78 - these lipsticks are absolute bargains!