Tuesday, 11 September 2018

#BEAUTY | Faux Mink Lashes for a Natural/Flattering Look

Lashes don't always have to be worn just for a dramatic effect, they can also be worn to accentuate your eye in a natural yet defining way. I don't wear falsies everyday ( if you do..how do you do it?!) but sometimes when my mood permits me to wear them on an average day I go for a natural/wispy lash or just an accent lash for the outer part of my eye. Buying lashes isn't as an easy job as you may think, you really have to consider the brand due to mink lashes! Luckily I can present to you a brand which have just brought out a line of faux mink lashes as well as their other natural lashes. From fluffy, natural and salon style see how you can get the look below!
All lashes from Kiss

Faux Mink - LBD Lash

Give me all the Hollywood starlet glam! I cant help but feel like Audrey Hepburn or Elizabeth Taylor in these lashes. They are fluffy, wispy yet add a little drama. This lash can be re-used up to 10 times if you look after them im sure they will last even longer than that. They have a beautiful soft curl and add so much volume


So Natural




The Iconic lashes are super light and natural and add a touch of oomf. They have a tapered end to make them look more natural and feel comfortable on the lash line. If these are applied really well ( not like mine aha) then I reckon no one would be able to tell that you are wearing falsies


The Flirty Lash 





The sister to the Ardell Demi Wispies, which were my favourite for the longest time!!!! They remind me so much of them. Mind my awful application but these lashes are super flirty, fun and wispy. Again these look so natural I wouldn't be able to tell if they were false or not. The multi angle technology in the lashes really help to give a 3D look and not make them a flat or dull curl.


Salon lash without the salon!




In my eyes these look sooooo much like salon lashes! Individual or cluster lashes, believe it or not I have a NVQ in Beauty Therapy and applying individual lashes was one of the modules. So believe me when I tell you they look like salon lashes aha these ones are the most dramatic of the 4 pairs and would probably be stunning for a night out to take your eyes from natural to effortless drama and salon lash realness!


What are your favourite pairs?

Im struggling so hard to pick because these lashes are literally all me, I will wear them all! Im torn between the LBD and the lily ones.

I will also feature some of these in makeup looks on my Instagram, so keep an eye out :)

You can also shop the lashes in store at boots and Superdrug 

*Gifted products - all opinions my own*
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Thursday, 2 August 2018

#BEAUTY | Effortless and Drastic glow for under £10!

Recently I got sent some amazing glow products from my faves over at essence. For me nothing beats glowy, rosy skin all year round but especially in the summer. There was one stand out product for me, but all in all you cant go too wrong with any of these products because they are so affordable!



These little chubb sticks really pack on the glow! Its so annoying that the one I want to really show up on camera doesn't! The swatch you can see is the HOLO WOW stick which is for those who are not afraid to have a very bright holographic highlight or equally as good for specific makeup looks e.g. drag makeup, futuristic makeup. If you want a real effortless  glow, you need the 3D DEWY LOOK, it kind of feels like an oil when you apply it but its not sticky or smudgy - it stays exactly where you place it and is amazing on top of cheekbones!



If you want to intensify your glow even more, then add a little bit of highlight above your brows, on your nose and cupids bow. As you can see from the swatches 
the pigment is really nice, its a little bit powdery but if you go in with a little bit and add it slowly then it doesn't end up too powdery. 




To go even further and create the futuristic look, these holographic blues and purples are it! The lip-gloss can also be a bit of fun to spice up and everyday outfit ;) I mean for most things to be under £5 its just a no brainer!



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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

#OOTD | Summer Dress of Dreams




I hope all is well with my lovely readers, I have just been busy soaking up the sun whilst we have it and trying to adult! Thought I would share with you the dress I am loving at the moment.

Here it is, the summer dress of dreams. Its floral, floaty and has beautiful colours,..oh and its a steal at only £13 from Primark. There is a few summer styles to choose from at the moment in Primark, they have open backed, maxi, this style in different colours and patterns. Obviously I had to talk myself out of buying more than one! I just added a few accessories from Soul and Style . I have had a few comments on the dress, saying it looks a lot more expensive than it is and general compliments of how beautiful the pattern is. Its def a summer steal, so I would race down to your local Primark and grab it now. 




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Friday, 13 July 2018

#HEALTH | Precious Pearl Enamel Remineralising Serum -Beverly Hills Formula




Another toothpaste I have been trying out, I feel there isn't any harm in trying out toothpastes because they pretty much all do the same job but with different flavours and textures. I'm not sure the texture of this was one of my personal faves as it was quite grainy and I prefer a much smoother texture, the flavour is quite subtle so its great if you are not a big fan of overpowering mint smells.


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Thursday, 5 July 2018

#HOME | Curiosity Corner Candle by Crabtree and Evelyn





My name is Sarah and i am a candle addict


Is there a word in the dictionary for a candle addict/lover/?..if not then there should be because its a real thing. Now, I cant say what makes the perfect candle, the smell? the packaging? the type of jar? It has to be a combo of all 3 right? I always think that it is but then over all the years and all the candles I have bought that doesn't always apply. Sometimes a candle can look so plain and bare but just have that scent that you could die for!!

Im going to put it out there im not a huge fan of Yankee Candles...I only like a select few of their smells. 
A few of my fave smells are smoke, musk, sandalwood, cedarwood.  fir, fig, fresh cotton, oats and honey … I could go on, but you get the jist for the smells I like


The Curiosity corner candle has these top notes, cedarwood, leather and cade and they are suppose to help unleash your creativity. It smells soooooo gorgeous and if you like any of the smells I have listed above then you will love this candle.

It burns so evenly and comes in a stunning jar which is super sturdy and once you have burned the candle to the end (noooooo, worst nightmare, don't ever leave me :,[ ) you can re use the jar for tea lights or even handy brush holder!

Here are a few of my faves & some funky styles
VVVVVV





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Thursday, 14 June 2018

SKINCARE | REN'S Ready Steady Glow Tonic

Since I ran out of my current moisturiser I thought I might as well give another product a go. I have been wanting to try REN's latest product for a while so it was the right time to start using just this in a one step simple skincare routine. I wanted to use it on its own to actually see what kind of results I got and if it really does make my skin glow.


The first thing that hit me was the refreshing citrus smell, I thought I would test it on my hand first off just to see if I would be sensitive to it and to my surprise the cotton pad was really quite filthy aha but it left my hand super soft.
I took the plunge to try it on my face and again....filthy cotton pad but super soft skin. It leaves the skin sort of tacky which gives it that glow, to me its a similar glow as to when you put oil on your face but less oily obviously :)

I let it air dry which only takes a few moments then I either put my makeup on, or leave as is. I use it every morning as it is a great way to wake you up and make you feel ready as well as giving an effortless glow, its so gentle on the skin. I did start using it before bed also, not religiously but I think it helps with tightening the skin and making pores less noticeable. Now that I have been using it I cant not imagine using it or to think what else I would replace it with.

Its suppose to encourage natural cell renewal and gently exfoliate the skin, forming a new layer of skin without being harsh in any way shape or form. I actually prefer using this to using a exfoliator with beads in, as not only is it more comfortable but it means I can do it daily and with only a few swipes! so for all us busy ladies it takes no time at all ;)
( make sure you are using some sunscreen as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun)


If you haven't tried this I would say go try it, if its a bit pricey for you (£25) then I would maybe suggest pixi's glow tonic (£10-£18) which I believe is similar and another REN product which works well with this is the perfect canvas of which I have reviewed here 
let me know if you try it!
xoxo



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Saturday, 26 May 2018

#NOSTALGIA | Icons reading books

ever dreamed of being a pretty young thing in the times of 'Grease', 'the Outsiders' or further back than that? 'breakfast at Tiffany's' or even 'the Great Gatsby'. I would give up all the wi fi, junk food and tv shows in the world to have experienced it. Well...maybe just to go back and experience it for a week or so, after having the human rights we do today and freedom of thought and choices maybe living through those times wouldn't be so fun. movies and books really do have an effect on the imagination don't they. If times gone by is one of my favourite things, so are books. even more so is icons from times gone by reading books! The greats reading the greats, so bask in the dreaminess of it all with me and feel some type of way after looking through the archives...











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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

#BEAUTY | Banish dry skin and lips with natural products - CRUELTY FREE

Who would have thought having soft hands and skin was a luxury, dry hands are a lot more common than originally thought. I mean being a women who does everything herself, DIY, washing, cleaning ,more washing, painting, washing with chemicals, dying hair....you get the drift. All that adulting takes their toll on our hands, so its important we look after them. All products are natural and cruelty free!

 Here are some goodies I got sent from Avernaco, there are 2 hand creams and a lip butter.


Hand and Skin Shield - Liquid Gloves

The packaging at first is quite striking. Not fancy or over done, a packaging that says "I do the job, I'm not just here to be pretty" a product I would instantly go for off the shelf to solve my dry skin problem. The fragrance is refreshing and earthy with hints of aloe vera & jojoba, after putting on a little dab of cream my hands were instantly soft ...no kidding, its like a liquid glove. I cant help but rub my fingers over each other to keep the softness alive. It doesn't transfer any oils or feel greasy to touch things straight after. I give this a 10/10!


Intensive Skin Therapy - 

The packaging on this one is a lot more fun and descriptive as in you see the photo of the ingredients , it is similar in feel to the other cream just a tad bit lightweight and absorbs in the skin very quickly. The fragrance is a bit more sweeter and fruitier and you can really smell the paw paw. It feels soft but with has a slightly more tacky feel. My score is 8/10, on fragrance preference .


Paw Paw Lip Butter

This was probably my favourite of the 3! It is super hydrating, and lasts really well. I do love me some Vaseline, so I'm comparing it to that. The lip butter absorbs so much better and made my lips feel hydrated not just as if the product was sitting on my lips. It has a lovely sheen of a finish, which gives the 'make up no makeup look' effortless kind of stuff I always ship! The paw paw smell isn't as over powering with this due to the honey and vanilla. Honey is a big skincare love of mine, its a natural ingredient which is proven to help with skin issues. This is a 10/10!

All can be found at
https://www.avernaco.com/

xoxo


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Thursday, 19 April 2018

#OOTD | Paris tee x Tweed Skirt




Today’s fit is considering the fact that it is now sunscreen weather and not coat weather, that reminds me I must stop putting oil on my skin otherwise I’m going to bake. I find I can be all over the place with my style, skincare routine and makeup when the weather suddenly changes. It never seems to be an easy transition, more like BAM its here! A simple Paris tee, because when is Paris ever a bad idea, this tee shirt is actually from the £ shop….yes, I said it, I did it ..I never thought I would wear anything from the pound shop but then at the end of the day it is still a t-shirt, it is still cotton and somebody still made it. I feel like I’m probably too old to really care about labels and what people think now anyway aha! The tweed skirt is a typical classic, one of those items you have for years and years because it goes with anything and everything (especially in a neutral colour like black) it can also be worn casual, smart or fancy. I got mine from www.soulandstyleshop.com so I will link similar skirts below also. Let me know what you guys have been up to, I’ve missed you all <3



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Saturday, 7 April 2018

#BEAUTY | The top 3 eyeshadow palettes for bright looks


  So you're looking to create a bright az look, a kind of out of this world . popping #eotd? Then you need these 3 palettes. It isn't just the colours that are the reason but the intense creamy pigments and they way it goes smoothly on the skin.

 Juvias Place Magic Palette
Since I bought this beauty all I have wanted to do is use it in every makeup look, take endless photos of it and just touch it...aha yes it is really THAT good, beats me why I only have this palette and not any others from Juvias Place?! I think I may have done a separate post on this before and explained my love for it then!

 Morphe 35B 
This palette is a mix of shimmer and mattes, the shimmers are super creamy and similar to those of the juvias palette in texture. The mattes are equally as pigmented but just a more powder texture, but it doesn't take away from the pigment. This one pretty much has all the colours you need and is my go to palette colour. It is also a very decent price for the amount of shades you get. I think a makeup artist must have this!


Too Faced Semi Sweet 
Okay you got me, this isn't really a bright colour palette as in you open it and go WAUW, buuuutt hear me out! It has a lot of shimmer tones which I would describe as bright, so it doubles up as a highlighting palette as well as an eyeshadow one. I have had this a few years now, and I'm in a state of mind where I want to use it all the time but I also don't want to hit pan! The bronze shades are dreams, I haven't come across any other bronze shades that I love more than these - peanut butter is my all time favourite ever and the only thing that may come close would be potentially a shade from the makeup revolution subculture dupe palette!

Where I couldn't find the links I have added similar products!

xoxo



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