29 Feb 2016

Mother's Day beauty and skincare gift guide


Following on from yesterday's post featuring some beautiful Mother's Day flowers, I wanted to share some more options for gifting, and what better way to treat your Mum to some relaxing me time, than with a pamper hamper or basket?  You could include some of her skincare favourites, new makeup to try, products for a relaxing bath and maybe some luxury chocolates - whatever you put in, your Mum's sure to love that you put it all together just for her and really thought about what she would like.  Mums like whatever we give them as gifts - it's sort of their job - but I think it's nice to pull together something a little extra special.

28 Feb 2016

Mother's Day luxury avalanche rose bouquet from Debenhams Flowers and25% off discount code!


Mother's Day is much earlier than usual this year, it literally snuck up on me, so this is your one week warning!  My birthday is in  mid-March, and usually Mother's day is the week after my birthday, so I've actually managed to book to be away over Mother's Day weekend without realising.  Ooops, sorry Mum!  I think all will be forgiven fairly easily, because I have these gorgeous Mother's Day blooms from Debenhams Flowers to make up for it!

25 Feb 2016

Zoeva spectrum palette review and swatches - nude and coral


Zoeva brushes and palettes usually make me come over all heart-eyed-emoji at the best of times, so when I first spotted the Spectrum collection I was ready to place an order instantly.  I don't know what it is about how Zoeva have presented these new blush and eye palettes, but they're so god damn alluring!  The eye palettes in particular have such a dreamy combination of colours and textures, and they're in three very wearable colour collections - cool, warm and nude.  There was no question that nude needed to be winging its way to me, and you can't have a product getting lonely on the journey, so I decided to treat myself to one of the blush palettes too, because they're almost as gorgeous.

19 Feb 2016

Vichy Dermablend high coverage foundation and setting powder review


I love a high coverage foundation, it's like a personal safety blanket for my face, and I'm always looking for the perfect match in terms of colour, staying power, and believable texture on the skin.  Vichy make the Dermablend range which is designed to cover up everything from scars to tattoos, so you could say they know a thing or two about coverage, and it seemed about time I gave their foundation a try.

17 Feb 2016

Gwen Stefani X Urban Decay collection part two - the blush palette, a brow palette and lots of lovely lip products


It seems not so long ago that I was squealing with excitement over the much anticipated release of Gwen Stefani's eyeshadow palette collaboration with Urban Decay, and now we have a whole new drop of goodness!  When I first saw the blush palette as a sneak preview on instagram I immediately loved the look of the colours and the styling, and couldn't wait to give those shades a good swatch!  There's also plenty more to this collection - new lippies, liners and a brow palette to boot.  Read on for the swatch-fest and my thoughts on each of the products.

12 Feb 2016

My winter beauty essentials


Oh my goodness it's freezing out there right now!  I love winter, I really do, but wow it's cold.  Winter more than any season calls for some specialist kit to beat the harsh effects of the weather, and although right now I feel like my winter essentials are my electric blanket, earmuffs and gloves, I thought I'd share my slightly more interesting, winter beauty essentials :)

5 Feb 2016

The January beauty breakdown


So a year or so ago, I gave up on monthly favourites posts because I just don't have that many new or changing favourites to talk about with that kind of regularity.  I've done the odd seasonal favourites, which I enjoy, but I think I'm now missing some sort of monthly round up, and that's where the beauty breakdown comes in.  It's somewhere for me to talk about all that's gone on for me in beauty in the month, that might include favourites, products that didn't work out for me, new releases and everything in between.  I love a little new year refresh, blog included!  So let's do this, here's the January beauty breakdown...