Sunday, 9 July 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Giveaway

Hello everyone! First of all I just wanted to apologise for missing my midweek post- I've been completely swamped with work! Today's post isn't very long or informative however I just thought I'd let you know that I'm running a giveaway on my Instagram where you can win this beautiful Charlotte Tilbury face palette. The giveaway is open internationally and will run for 3 weeks until the 30th of July. You can find all the information and enter here!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

July Goals

While I'm pretty great at setting goals, I'm hopeless at sticking to them. So I figured, maybe if I blog about my goals monthly, I'll have a better chance at succeeding. So here is the first instalment of my new little series!

1. Keep up with my blog
My main goal for the month of July (and every month after) is to regularly keep up with my blog. When I relaunched my blog back in January, I was super motivated to create new and exciting blog posts to share with you all, however life and uni seemed to take over and my motivation was lost. My goal now is to post on my blog twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays- wish me luck!

2. Drink more water
Another thing that I am so incredibly bad at is drinking water- especially when I'm at home all day! I'm a little bit better when I'm at work or when I go to the gym, but if I'm not doing anything I'm the worst! My goal is to drink at least two litres per day starting this month!

3. Exercise more
I joined a gym last year and since then my goal has been to go to the gym four times a week while trying to eat as healthy as possible. While I haven't achieved going four times a week, I haven't been too bad and usually go about three. This month I really want to step it up and make sure I'm doing a minimum of four days!

4. Read more books and blogs
Something I'm really bad at finding time to do is reading for enjoyment! By the time I've finished with my own blog and Instragram posts I always forget to or am too tired to read other peoples blogs. This month I really want to make an effort to read and engage with as many blogs as possible. I'd also really like to read more books! I just started Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty and I'm loving it so far so hopefully the motivation sticks!

5. Watch as much Netflix as humanly possible
My final goal for the month might seem a bit odd as I'm sure most people aim to watch less TV! However, when I'm at uni I don't get much chance to keep up with shows and uni break is my only option. So my final goal for July is to watch lots of Netflix and catch up with all the shows I love and haven't had time to watch!

What are your goals for July?
Wednesday, 28 June 2017

June Favourites

I know everyone says it but I can't believe we're already half way through the year! This month I've been all about really glowy skin and natural make up. I've been loving products that make my skin look radiant and fresh while still giving me a decent amount of coverage to hide my tired eyes and dark circles. So here are my favourites for the month of June! 
Sunday, 25 June 2017

5 Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

Although a lot of people have gone off of Instagram recently due to the algorithm and engagement issues, it's still one of my all time favourite social media platforms. There's nothing I love more than creating beautiful photos and seeing other people's stunning posts. Today I thought I'd compile a little post featuring a few of my favourite Instagram accounts who are all run by lovely and creative girl bosses. You can also follow my Instagram here if you'd like!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

New In: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk

I don't want to get ahead of myself but I honestly believe I may have found my perfect lipstick. I've been lusting after anything Charlotte Tilbury for as long as I can remember and I finally got my hands on the iconic Pillow Talk after convincing myself that I just couldn't wait any longer. It seems as though EVERYONE on Instagram has Pillow Talk and I just needed it, ok? 
Sunday, 7 May 2017

Bali Trip: Theanna Eco Villa & Spa

Monday, 24 April 2017

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Roll On

I've been a lover of the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Night Concentrate for a while now and thought it was about time I tried some other products from the range. One of the things I picked up was the Hydro Boost Eye Roll On as I was in desperate need of an eye cream. I don't think I've ever owned or used an eye cream as I'm simply not convinced I need one but I thought I'd give this a go anyway. 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Sephora Haul

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Giveaway

Just a quick little post to let you all know I'm running a giveaway on my Instagram where you can win a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Bitch Perfect as well as a blush in Love is the Drug. You can find my Instagram here and the giveaway post here. Hope you all enter and have an amazing Easter!
Sunday, 9 April 2017

Lush Easter Collection 2017

Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Sunday, 2 April 2017

Nars Unfiltered II Blush Palette

Friday, 24 March 2017

The Perfect Prints

I was recently lucky enough to get sent some beautiful polaroid prints from Printiki and thought I'd share a little review with you all. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Another Lush Haul

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Jo Malone Orange Blossom Cologne

It feels like forever since my last post and I'm so glad to be back! Unfortunately my poor Macbook died on me and it had to be sent away to be fixed hence no blog posts for the last 10 days (writing on your phone is way too difficult!). Today I thought I'd share with you a product I received for my 21st birthday that has quickly become one of my absolute favourite perfumes!

Described as a 'shimmering garden oasis' Jo Malone's Orange Blossom cologne contains notes of clementine flower, orange blossom and water lily with undertones of orriswood and balsamic vetiver. I'm an absolute sucker for light, fresh and fruity fragrances and this one is no exception. It's incredibly vibrant and uplifting and never fails to make you feel awake and ready for the day even if you've just rolled out of bed. It has amazing staying power and and lasts on your skin for most of the day even with only a couple sprays.

I'm super fussy with perfumes making me incredibly hard to buy for. I tend to only like really sweet and fruity fragrances so if you're not like me I'd probably steer clear of this one. However if you are a sweet person I'd definitely recommend giving this a smell as it is fast becoming my go to perfume (but everything is second place next to Viktor and Rolf Bon Bon!).

I'd love to try some other Jo Malone fragrances so be sure to leave me a comment with your favourites!
Sunday, 5 March 2017

Monthly Loves | February

I know everyone says it but where on Earth did February go?! This year is just flying by so quickly. It's been a long while since I did any sort of 'favourites' post so today I thought I'd share a few of the products I was loving in February.

Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation This foundation has shared the number one spot for favourite foundation with NARS sheer glow for quite some time now, however I don't think I've mentioned it before on the blog. Luminous Silk is just the perfect foundation for me. It's a lovely medium coverage that can be built up, is the perfect shade for my skin tone and just looks beyond beautiful on the skin. I definitely tend to neglect other foundations in order to wear this one and I don't know what I'll do when I run out! L'Oréal Telescopic Mascara As I mentioned in my budget beauty post (find it here), the L'Oréal Telescopic Mascara is a relatively new addition to my make up bag, but I love it so much already! It gives your lashes so much length and volume and doesn't seem to transfer onto my lids or undereye anywhere near as much as others do- a definite must try! Rimmel Brow This Way This little brow duo had been sitting in my drawer collecting dust for so long before I saw Zoella raving about it in a video so of course I pulled it out. It has a powder and a wax that can be used separately or together for extra fullness. I love using the wax by itself to give my brows a really natural look while still holding them in place. NARS Laguna Laguna is a product that I've had for years and years and have always loved. However for the last year or so it's been neglected for other bronzer goodness (Too Faced bronzers are life). I recently pulled it out again and have been loving the way it works to give an all over bronze glow! Clinique Peach Pop Blush Blushes are one of my favourite make up products ever because they're just so pretty! Peach pop is no exception, just look at it! I've been using it a lot in the last month as it gives the most gorgeous glow. MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty Dainty is another blush favourite of mine for when I'm feeling more of a pink than a peach. MAC blushes are always such great quality and last for ages too! NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Stripped I'm not usually a lip gloss fan but I really, really love this one. It sits on your lips so comfortably without being sticky and is the most gorgeous color too! NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm Like most people, I absolutely love almost all matte liquid lipsticks and some of my favourites are the soft matte lip creams from NYX. They're lovely and pigmented but are super comfortable to wear. I've chosen to feature the shade Stockholm as its what I've been wearing the most but I love all of them!
What have you been using throughout the month of February?
Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Academy Awards Top 3 Best Dressed

Unless you live under a rock, I'm sure you all know yesterday was the 89th Academy Awards ceremony. Award season is one of my favourite times of the year as I'm such an avid lover of film and the Oscars is always at the top of my must watch list. If it's not clear from the first three photos of this post La La Land is my absolute favourite movie of this season and Emma Stone can do no wrong in my eyes. I'm absolutely obsessed and definitely have a little bit of a girl crush going on. As usual there was lots of amazing fashion. Here are my top three fashion picks!

Emma Stone in Givenchy
In my opinion, Emma was the absolute stand out of the night. She looked absolutely incredible and both her dress by Givenchy and make up were completely faultless. Stunning!

Emma Roberts in Armani Privé
Emma #2 is another favourite of mine, both last night and in general. I really loved her completely sustainable Armani Privé dress paired with gorgeous Swarovski jewellery and a red lip. Both fashionable and environmentally friendly!

Olivia Culpo in Marchesa
Olivia is someone who I'm not overly familiar with however when I was looking through red carpet photos I fell in love with her Gatsby like dress. I'm not a huge fan of her hair styling but the dress is stunning!

Who was your fashion favourite of the night?
Monday, 27 February 2017

Hairburst- Does it Really Work?

I honestly don't even want to think of how many times I've coloured my hair over the years. I've been red, dark brown and many, many different shades of blonde (including white). As you can imagine, I've suffered from my fair share of damaged hair. However, in the last year or so I've managed to really rehydrate and bring my hair from super damaged to relatively healthy, with the help of multiple different products (two of which are mentioned here in my holy grail hair products post). Hairburst is another product that has completely transformed my hair.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Best of Budget Beauty

While I'm a huge lover of high-end beauty products, theres nothing better than finding an amazing budget option for a fraction of the price (because who doesn't want more money in their bank account?!). Today I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite budget beauty products which will hopefully help if you're on the hunt for something new that won't break the bank.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

A Little Lush Haul

There is absolutely nothing I love more than a Lush haul so today I thought I'd share with you a few little bits I've picked up recently.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Valentines Outfit Ideas

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Are the Boys in My Yard Yet?

Please tell me you guys aren't getting sick of Valentines content yet? I really hope not because I'm loving it and there's even more to come! I've been really excited to start getting some non-beauty related posts up and thought Valentines would be the perfect time to start. I'd really like to start branching out and including not only beauty related content but also fashion, food and so much more. So what better way to start than with Valentines themed strawberry milkshakes to sip with your significant other come February 14th!

To make these you will need vanilla ice-cream, milk of your choosing, strawberry topping, whipped cream, pink sprinkles and lots of pretty decorations. First cover the rim of you glass or jar in something sticky (I used maple syrup but you can you chocolate fudge sauce), dip in pink sprinkles and allow to set. In a blender combine 1 cup of milk, 4 scoops of ice-cream and your desired amount of strawberry syrup. Continue to add more ice-cream until you reach your desired thickness. Then top with whipped cream and decorate with all things pretty and pink. Enjoy!
Friday, 10 February 2017

Easy Valentines Nail Art

While Valentines Day may not be the most important holiday around, I really can't help but love it. What's better than filling up on chocolate, receiving flowers and wearing pink? While the pink outfits may have to wait until the day itself, now is the perfect time to rock some Valentines inspired nail art. I kept this one pretty simple as I don't have the same patience for nail art that I used to, but it's pretty cute nonetheless.

I started by applying a base coat, followed by 3 coats of a baby pink nail polish by Models Own (Pink Veneer, but you can use whatever you like). I then cut off a piece of sticky tape, folded it in half and cut a half heart shape into the fold. When you open the piece of sticky tape you should have a whole heart stencil. I then placed it on my nail after the pink had dried and applied 2 coats of red nail polish over the tape. Wait for it to dry slightly, remove the sticky tape and finish with a top coat. Super easy and very cute!

Let me know if you plan on trying this super easy look!
Thursday, 9 February 2017

Love is in the Air

Tartelette In Bloom palette
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams
Too Face Love Flush Blush
Lush The Kiss lip scrub
Victor & Rolf BonBon perfume
Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipsticks
Lush Lover Lamp bathbomb 

With Valentines day just around the corner I thought now would be the perfect time to put together a pretty little flatlay of all the things I'm going to be using and loving come the 14th. Some of my favourite bits include the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, the Tartelette In Bloom palette and the Viktor and Rolf BonBon perfume. I hope you've all got a wonderful Valentines Day planned, whether it be with the girls, with a special someone or even by yourself. Let me know if you've tried any of these pretty in pink products and what you think of them in the comments!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Holy Grail Hair Products

A couple of years ago I made the huge mistake of dyeing my hair white (I'm talking paper white, not blonde). Ever since then I've struggled with keeping my hair healthy and strong. That was until I came across these two hair heroes.

Olaplex: I've been using Olaplex No. 3 for well over a year now and I can say with absolute confidence that this is hands down the best hair discovery I've ever made. Olaplex No. 3 is a treatment that repairs broken bonds in your hair in order to create super strong and healthy hair. I use it at least once a week before I hop in the shower and then follow up with shampoo and conditioner. It's not the cheapest hair product on the market but it's definitely worth it!

Ouai Hair Oil: I've never really been a fan of hair oils as most that I've tried tend to weigh my hair down and leave it looking greasy and heavy. However, the Ouai Hair Oil has changed my mind completely. It leaves my hair looking super shiny and sleek without weighing it down. The oil can be used either on wet hair before blowdrying or after blowdrying for extra sheen. I tend to pop a little on before and after blowdrying but that's just what works best for me!

Have you tried either of these products?

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The Happiest Place on Earth

I recently got back from an amazing trip to Japan so clearly a Disney post is in order. My first Disneyland experience was about five years ago in Hong Kong and walking into the park with Toy Story music playing in the background almost made me cry from happiness! This time was no different.

While I was in Tokyo I visited both Disneyland and DisneySea which is an exclusive to Japan park inspired by the ocean. Anyone that knows me knows I have an intense love for the sea and anything Little Mermaid related so DisneySea was a must do. Luckily I managed to convince my boyfriend that two days at Disney was necessary.

The highlights of Disneyland for me are always Cinderella's castle and the parades. There's nothing I love more than grabbing some Disney themed snacks (such as those amazing Mickey waffles) and watching all the characters go by. Other highlights are the rides of course. Some of my favourites include Space Mountain and the Pirates of the Caribbean river ride.

Obviously nothing topped Mermaid Lagoon at DisneySea in my eyes. One word- STUNNING. Mermaid Lagoon from the outside looks beautiful but fairly small with the ocean themed castle and a couple of rides, however much to my surprise the inside of the castle was a magical underwater world complete with rides, shops and little food stalls. Safe to say I was in heaven.

The little Toy Story area on the American Waterfront at DisneySea is also super cute. If you ever find yourself there make sure you grab some green alien mochi. I'm still not sure whether I'm a fan or not but they are adorable and totally worth a try!

Planning on visiting?
-Make sure you take advantage of fastpass tickets in order to avoid long waits! Especially for Space Mountain, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Tower of Terror and Toy Story Mania.
-Eat ALL the food! My favourites were the Mickey pizza, the Mickey waffles and the Sea Salt Monaka at DisneySea (it was beyond delicious!).
 -Wear something Disney themed because everyone does (or at the least buy some Mickey ears).
 -Stay for the fireworks and the night parade, you won't be sorry!

Thanks for an amazing two days Disney! I'll definitely be back!