When shopping with my bestie this weekend we were looking for a lipstick for her and I introduced her to the world of long-lasting liquid lipsticks, something she hadn’t tried before so I thought I’d put together a little post all about how to find the perfect lipstick, from shade to formula and everything in between.
Is your subscription box addiction getting the better of you? Never mind! Here’s a new one that you need to know about! Bodymonth is the mother of all subscription boxes and it’s packed full of things that you will actually use and need. Instead of randomly coloured eyeshadows and teeny tiny lipstick samples, Bodymonth is packed full of body care and beauty products that we’re all always running out of or forgetting to buy. It’s super useful.
Shopping for the ‘rents can be tricky at Christmas but over the years I like to think that I’m getting better. Here are a few of my favourite picks and ideas for the main people in our lives! From beauty to bookmarks, I’ve got it covered.
Pressies For Mums
If you’re mum is a beauty and skincare junkie then she’s probably pretty easy to buy for and Christmas can be a great time to really treat her! I may or may not have already picked up the beautiful Clarins Festive Eyeshadow Palette which is a glorious palette of 10 ultra-soft eyeshadows in warm, nude shades in three different textures and finishes. Every woman needs a stunning eyeshadow palette in her life and this is one of the best things on the market right now in my opinion.
Christmas is well and truly on its way and it’s time to start thinking about gifts if you haven’t already. Who am I kidding, we’ve been thinking about gifts since September, right? I have anyway. I’ve already done a couple of wintery and gift-themed posts but this one feels really festive!
This is my take on the Tailored Goth look from Topshop’s recent beauty tutorial. I created it with a few of the awesome Topshop beauty products, namely the amazing Matte Lip Bullet in Get Me Bodied which is a killer colour! I’m also wearing the Kajal Kohl Liner in Lucky 13 and the Matte Liner in Soot and the super cute rose gold Topshop Skull Choker.
October equals autumn and autumn equals new beauty essentials as far as I’m concerned. These are my five fresh autumnal products that have crept their way into my routine for this month. Spoiler alert, I already love quite a few of these so I might just re-use this as my October favourites but don’t tell my blog schedule…
If anyone knows how to throw a fab event, it’s KH Hair Nottingham. Their #BigHairDo event took place tonight and I popped along to see what they had happening.
I had a great colour consultation with Mary which is exciting as I’m actually booked in with Beth at KH Hair on Friday to have my colour redone so now I have an idea what I’m definitely going to go for and I won’t have the panic choice on the day!
My favourites this month are four special things that have been making my beauty and shower routines feel a little more luxe! It’s always nice to have some luxury in your life and these products definitely have been giving me a little extra in the decadent department.
First up are these Maria Nila Stockholm Luminous Colour Shampoo & Conditioner. These smell fab and left my hair feeling super soft and just clean and lovely. I’ve wanted to try this brand for so long after seeing them all over Instagram, they’re just so pretty and the packaging is gorgeous. I actually won these, luckily, on a little Facebook competition along with a few other products so I was over the moon! I’m not sure if I’d repurchase them yet because they’re quite pricey but I’m loving that I won them. I’d recommend them for sure for coloured hair though because they left my hair in great condition.
I’m usually a creature of habit when it comes to fragrance. I love the Rosie from Marks & Spencer fragrance because it reminds me of Chloé and I love Paco Rabanne Lady Million too, it’s an oldie but a goodie. So, when one of the new fragrances L’Occitane popped into my collection it was a completely new thing for me and I really like it. This is a gorgeous evening scent, which blends two pretty white flowers to become Néroli & Orchidée. It also includes ‘fruity bursts of orange and heart notes of peach complete the sensuous bouquet’.
A slightly early August favourites coming your way this month as I just can’t get enough of these few things and I know that there won’t be anything in the next week or so that makes the cut like these guys have.
Neal’s Yard & Deliciously Ella – Rose, Lime & Cucumber Facial Wash & Moisturiser