26 May 2015

My cute new rose gold rings from QVC

When I was younger I only liked silver jewellery.  My Mum wore gold and I thought it was horrendous and that I'd only wear silver forever.  How times change - gold has come back in a big way, especially in costume jewellery, and I can hardly remember the last time I wore silver.  My real obsession over the past maybe four of five years though, has been rose gold.  It annoys me a bit that everybody likes it now, but at least that means I can find real rose gold pieces a lot easier in the shops!  QVC have a pretty good selection of rose gold and rose gold plated jewellery right now, and I picked out these two gorgeous rings to add to my ever growing rose gold treasure trove.

19 May 2015

Esqido cruelty free mink luxury lashes in BFF and Unforgettable - now available to the UK!

If you read any US beauty blogs or watch American beauty youtubers, you'll probably have heard of ESQIDO false eyelashes already.  They're Tati's favourite (glam life guru on youtube) and I love her, so I desperately wanted to try the lashes she raves about!  They're now available to us in the UK, and I have two pairs of their luxury, cruelty free mink lashes to try out.

15 May 2015

Street Feast Model Market Lewisham 2015 - a foodie adventure and night of full on snacking in South East London

Living in South East London it's easy to feel a little bit deprived of some of the things other Londoners enjoy - we seem to get missed out when it comes to some of the best shops, places to eat and err THE TUBE!!  So it makes a nice change to have the amazing Street Feast street food market in our neck of the woods.  It's on every Friday and Saturday evening over spring and summer, and if you enjoy stuffing your face with super tasty mini morsels of an evening, I highly recommend that you get yourself down to Lewisham (even if you may have to brave it on a bus or *gasp* the overground...).

14 May 2015

Get your wellies on and your tent pitched for the new Festival Collection from Models Own!

If you have plans to head to any festivals this summer then Models Own have you sorted for everything you need to stand out from the crowd and look hot in your facebook photos.  Their new festival collection is crammed with bright and neon colours for nails, lips, face and even hair, so you can sizzle in the sunshine, or more likely, the rain!

11 May 2015

Limited Edition You Beauty discovery box - CEW awards 2015 collaboration

It's been a while since I've felt like trying another beauty box - after a while they got a bit samey and uninspiring for me, but since I've had a break, some serious game-upping seems to have taken place.  This is a limited edition box from You Beauty - the first I've tried from them - and the product line up is seriously impressive, containing both some of my favourites, as well as newer products I've been really wanting to try.

8 May 2015

Makeup Revolution Ultra Brow palette in medium to dark - review and swatches

Makeup Revolution's latest release is really something to get excited about - a brow palette containing everything you need to tame your hairy little caterpillars.  I'm the first to admit that my brows are pretty terrible - their natural shape is rubbish, and there are areas which just don't grow.  I always need to groom and fill my brows as they're very dark, and left to their natural behaviour they'd look a real mess, so I was very excited to get my hands on the Ultra Brow palette which promises bulletproof brows.

7 May 2015

Gousto recipe box review and get £20 off your first delivery with my discount code!

I love cooking, but I'm often short on time if I've worked late, or haven't planned ahead and bought the right things at the supermarket, so too many times we end up eating junk instead of a proper dinner!  I noticed a few different food delivery services popping up lately, and liked the look of the one from Gousto which will send you full dinners to make for two or four people including the recipe and all of every ingredients you need all measured out.  I gave it a go and had a week of three super tasty meals.

6 May 2015

Models Own semi-matt lipstick and hypergel lip gloss swatches

Not content with bringing us some of the best loved nail polish on the highstreet, Models Own are expanding their makeup range with the new lipsticks and lip glosses.  The lipstick are in a semi-matte finish and simple colourful packaging, and the lip glosses imitate the shiny, sleekness of their nail polish namesakes.  I have eight of the 20 new shades available to help you choose - lipstick, or gloss?

1 May 2015

Four great high-street / drugstore mascaras under £10

I'm not a fan of the natural lash look on me - I have dark but very short lashes, and I much prefer a long and full-on lash look, so I'm quite fussy about mascaras.  That being said, I don't think you always need to spend a lot of money to find a good mascara - it's one of the products the high-street brands do really well.  

29 Apr 2015

fillume volumising serum review and my trick for a line-free face effect!

Recently I talked about the new fillume volumising moisturier from indeed labs - fillume volumising moisturier review - and now I have the perfect partner to pair with it - the fillume volumising serum.  Used together they should boost the plumping results you'd see with the moisturiser alone.  I've also found a little trick to using these which gives me a temporary almost line-free face for special occasions!

27 Apr 2015

The new polish for tans collection from Models Own - review and swatches

Last spring Models Own launched their polish for tans collection of super bright shades to compliment sunkissed skin and I swatched a few of them here - Models Own polish for tans swatches.  This year they've updated that collection with five popping new shades, and they're super hot.

23 Apr 2015

Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements palette review and swatches - neutral shadows FTW!

As a neutral eye colour lover, this palette just about sums up my nude shadow dreams and rolls them into a happy, beigy-taupey-brown ball.  Heart-eyed emojis times ten.  If the shades look a little familiar, it might be because this lush almost-all-matte palette from Makeup Revolution has likely been inspired by the Naked Basics (1 and 2) palettes from Urban Decay.  Having owned both of those palettes for ages, and considering my original Naked Basics is totally battered due to being one of my most used, I'm pretty well placed to tell you how the Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements palette measures up.

17 Apr 2015

Starting a Jo Malone fragrance collection - Nectarine Blossom & Honey and Blackberry & Bay review

Recently a sudden urge came over me to start a Jo Malone perfume collection.  Usually I'm a Marc Jacobs Daisy kind of girl - and I still absolutely love those and have all the limited editions - but there's something about the grown-up luxury of Jo Malone that's really drawn me in.  I've owned some of their amazing candles before, but never the perfumes until now.  I've decided to go for the 30ml perfume spray sizes, so that I can get a good mixture of different scents, and I've started myself off with two quite different fragrances.  

16 Apr 2015

Veet Spawax Stripless Wax Warming Kit review and step-by-step how to guide - fuss-free home waxing with no strips!

Spring has sprung and my furry winter legs can no longer hide away under layers of tights, boots and trousers, so it's time for some de-fuzzing!  I was recently given the Veet Spawax Stripless Wax Warming Kit to try at home, and it's been an incredibly easy way to wax without mess or fuss, so I thought I'd take you through step by step how to use it.  The beauty of this kit is that there are no strips - the wax becomes the strip when it cools and hardens on your skin, and you just whip it off - how amazing is that?

14 Apr 2015

Makeup Revolution I ♡ Obsession Stila dupe palettes in West End Girls and Born To Die

I have two more exciting Makeup Revolution palettes to share with you today.  These ♡ Obsession palettes are from the lower priced I ♡ Makeup line and for £3.99 you get a pretty little palette of matte and shimmer shadows in coordinating shades.  There are five different palettes in the I ♡ Obsession collection, and I have two of the more neutral, deeper options.

13 Apr 2015

Liz Earle Limited Edition Cleanse & Polish trio gift tin

Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish is probably my most re-purchased skincare product.  I've used it on and off for years, and it's the cleanser I always come back to no matter what else I try.  As a big Cleanse & Polish devotee, I'm all over this limited edition Cleanse & Polish trio set, which has launched to celebrate 20 years of Liz Earle skincare.  My Mum loves Liz Earle products too and uses loads from the range, and she was the first to spot this, and she messaged me a photo asking if I wanted it for my birthday, which of course I did!

9 Apr 2015

Three sweet spring fragrances - 007 for women, Daisy Eau So Fresh Sorbet and Thomas Sabo Charm Rose Beach

I love to shake everything up when it comes to spring - clothes, makeup, my diet, my home, nothing's off limits when that whole spring clean, fresh start feeling kicks in, so it's no surprise that I'm also changing up my fragrance rotation.  Here I have three new fragrances that have me smelling sweet and fresh for the new season.

8 Apr 2015

Co Lab extreme volume dry shampoo - better than the original?

I've mentioned before that I'm no fan of dry shampoos and generally don't get on with them, but the Co Lab dry shampoo by Ruth Crilly is the best I've tried and the closest I can get to that clean hair feeling.  So with that in mind, I thought I'd try out the new extreme volume version which has recently launched, to see how it compares.  

6 Apr 2015

Easy, no-bake milk and white chocolate Malteser cheesecake recipe

You can never have too much cake on a blog in my opinion, and lately mine has shown far too little love to all things sweet and naughty.  I really love baking, so blogging about baking needs to become much more of a thing!  I've recently found love for coffee and walnut cake, so expect to see that very soon once I've decided on which is the best recipe, but today, we're talking cheesecake - chocolatey, creamy, amazing, malteser cheesecake.  With no baking required, this chocoholic's dream is dangerously easy to whip up...

3 Apr 2015

The Makeup Revolution Naked Underneath Palette review and swatches - don't be put off by the faux fur....!

I've been seriously slacking on the blogging front haven't I?  Sadly work has taken over all of my time lately, so I'm so grateful for the long Easter weekend to get things back on track!  What better to kick things off again with than another palette from the beauty wizards at Makeup Revolution - this is the   Makeup Naked Underneath palette.  It's a great combination palette of matte and shimmer shades that range from safe and neutral to the slightly more exciting with a dusky navy and cranberry red shade thrown in for good measure.