Colourpop!

10.30.2016


I couldn't wait any longer! I went online and made a purchase from Colourpop. Colourpop is an American makeup brand that strives to be 'wallet friendly' and 'bunny approved' what a great combo! Plus, the quality pay off in the products is brilliant. 

At the time Colourpop were having free international shipping, what a great time to place an order! I tried to order a variety of bits  - liquid lipsticks, lippie stixs, highlighters and eyeshadow! I might as well mention that I did order an extra surprise liptsick. But i'll talk more of that later! 




My first impression of these products was great. The postal packaging was so cute! I'm a sucker for packaging ahaha. After a couple of swatches I was amazed at what the pigmentation was like, liquid products and powders! Considering these items varied from about $4/$5+ each - I was pleasantly surprised!

So I picked up:

2x Ultra Satin Lips in Echo Park and Frick N' Frack
1x Ultra Matte Lip in Trap
1x Ultra Metallic Lip in Lights Out
5x Lippie Stix in ButtonWetTootsiLady and a mystery shade that i'll be giving away!
2x Highlighters in Spoon and Flexitarian
1x Eyeshadow in Fringe

The lipsticks have a great lasting power I find that I only need to touch up the liquid lipstick once in the day. The powders are so creamy! I haven't yet got used to using them with makeup brushes because they are thaaaat creamy. But a simple technique of applying the powder makeup with my fingers seems to do the trick!

After having these products a while I've absolutely fallen in love with Echo Park and Flexitarian! These are by far my favourites and I find myself wearing them the most.

I already can't wait to order more in the future. I mean, I really could now but I'm trying to make myself wait that little bit longer. Before I wake up one day to (dare I say it?!) too much makeup!

Have you purchased from Colourpop before?

Makeup ideas for Halloween!

10.29.2016

This year I decided to take part in the #31DaysOfHalloween tag challenge on Instagram. One Thing I had learnt from this challenge almost immediately, was that preparation is key. Sparing every evening for makeup and Halloween themed looks was tough - life happens. I tried my best though! See all my looks over on my Instagram - click here! 



One trend you're going to see a lot this year (thanks to the Suicide Squad Movie) is The Joker and Harley Quinn. If you happen to have liquid latex and cotton wool balls about the house - recreating the joker is very simple. Other than that, grab some brightly coloured eye shadows and make your own version of Harley herself! 


This look was inspired by this video created by Mykie/GlamandGore. Creating an actual 'cut' crease eye makeup look. This was very simple to recreate - using a normal nude eyeshadow palette, red eyeshadow and black liquid liner. As an option you could add fake blood to the look, I believe Mykie also uses scab blood - obviously that's optional!




Skull themed makeup looks are such a great idea this time of year. You can be as creative as you wish! Varying from life-like skulls, colourful skulls, sugar skulls and more! There's plenty of tutorials around on Youtube or even searching for the tag 'SkullMakeup' on instagram will inspire you even more! 



You could even play with other techniques when trying to create your Halloween makeup this year. A while ago I created a 'Broken Doll' look for my Instagram after playing with the contents of a special effects makeup kit my boyfriend had got me. Rigid Collodion is a fab product if used carefully on the skin! It made the cracks in my skin look so real!

Then there's the oh so colourful mermaid looks that I've been noticing all over social media. Fantastic to look at, even easier to recreate yourself! Grab yourself a hair net that you would wear under a wig, pull it right over your face (be careful not to adjust it whilst you're applying the eyeshadow over the skin). Pick the colours you want for your mermaid and with a fluffy makeup brush apply it all over areas of your skin. I opted for a highlighter to really make the colours look like scales. Then gently lift off the hair net and voila! Finish with a pretty lippy and lashes!

I hope these help you with some ideas for Halloween this year! By all means follow me on Instagram! If you require more inspo - just search where I do! Youtube and Instagram tag trends! 

Last minute Halloween costume ideas

10.27.2016


The time has drawn closer and you've still not sorted out an outfit for the seasonal Halloween weekend. Let me throw some inspiration your way!

- You'll probably be considering if you can make something out of your wardrobe - saves money, saves time right? Black dress? You can totally transform into a Halloween favourite, a witch. Cute black top, black disco pants/leather look trousers or even black jeans (notice the trend?) Find a pair of black tights that you won't mind sacrificing and make a stuffed tail - voila! You're now a cat. Worst case, opt for the ol' toilet roll and call yourself a mummy!

- I guess you might even consider looking online trying to find something that you could make an outfit on. You don't really want to feel like you've splashed the cash on something that you won't wear again for another year (lets face it, who wears the same costume two years in a row anyway?). So you end up looking for anything that features black. Personally I love ASOS for saving me on my last minute change of mind in terms of outfits. I use their ASOS Premier service for next day delivery.


- You could always visit those shops in the high street that have those classic family Halloween costumes that are possibly not you're first choice in outfits. Settle for what you see? Heck if you're hitting a party a few games of beer pong might help you forget how much you dislike your outfit. 

- Get creative with the odd bits you might have around the house. I've always been tempted to show up to a party as a Sim. Far too easy, wear whatever you want then make yourself a Plum Bob* - I've found a tutorial here. *If you don't know what a Plum Bob is - hide away in your room and get yourself onto the Sims.


I hope this post seems useful in some kind of way. I'm really looking forward to see what everyone dresses up as this year. Let's not forget the amount of Harley Quinn's that'll be floating about! 

Image taken from Google.

I've spent too long thinking about what to put as a title...

10.23.2016


I guess I feel like I owe an explanation as to why my blog has been neglected. No words of a lie, I had no enthusiasm towards it. The most frustrating thing being that I had/have ideas, but such a lack of interest to get my laptop out, jump on the internet and write. It's taken me a while to get this far. 

The last couple of months have felt like an emotional roller-coaster. My boyfriend has been a real trooper and kept me sane when I've needed a little sense thrown my way. Alongside my girls too, coffee dates and much needed catch ups. I've had plenty of up's but also a few downs. The most frustrating thing about the downs is that I have no real set reason as to why i'm feeling that way. No one or nothing has particularly made me feel that way. I hate to think that my behaviour then moves on to effect how someone else is feeling. This is why i'm so thankful for my family and friends (sorry for the cheese).

So with my cards on the table, something i'm struggling with quite a bit right now is body image and my general appearance. I'm struggling to be happy with what is in the mirror. There's nothing wrongggg as such (other than shifting a bit of weight would be fab... oh keeping it off too) i'm just simply not happy. I feel like i'm always wearing similar clothes all the time because they're what I find to be the most comfortable and not necessarily what I want to style myself in all the time. Playing it safe with my hair and makeup. If you work with me, catch me on a day off or i'm in the gym (that's obviously when I even make it to the gym on some days) my hair is always tied up in a bun. I would love to be the girl that you catch with lush looking hair that always looks beautifully styled. Same old 'hair in a messy bun' style. Same old same old. 

When I've fallen into a 'blip' like this in the past, I usually get through it quite quickly. Maybe this time round it's feeling so different because of other lifestyle changes. It just sucks so much that those lifestyle changes make everything feel a little more crappy. 

I know it takes time and effort on my behalf. It's just hard sometimes to find the effort to actually do what I want to do. Like today for example, as i'm writing this post. All I can think about is that this weekend, I wanted to spend a part of my Sunday walking around in my local woods/fields and snapping some autumnal pictures. I didn't. It never happened. It's bummed me out. I know I can't keep feeling sorry for myself and realistically, my boyfriend, friends, family can have an impact in trying to cheer me back up to my usual peppy self, but it's not their responsibility - they can't make it happen. I need to make it happen. 

It's a shame, I do enjoy blogging, photography and spending time outside the house in my free time. Even though I haven't really touched base with those ideas and plans for a little while, I need to understand that I just need to do it. Even if it means picking up my camera, going for a walk, but I don't take any photos on the first attempt. Hopefully it means the next time, I will. Feeling mopey in my duvet won't get me anywhere. 

I just want to say thank you for the close people to me for picking me up when I need it, also to those of you that have taken the time to read this. I don't really know where I was going with this post, other than just expressing what is sitting on my chest. Thank you. 

BH Cosmetics ft. Shaaanxo eyeshadow + lipstick palette

10.01.2016


If you haven't heard of Shannon of Shaaanxo on Youtube - where have you been?! Check out my blog post about her! Click here! Up to date? Perfect - back to the post. 

I had been eyeing up this palette for what felt like ages. It's not easily avaliable for the UK. After a little debate, I decided to order the palette through BH Cosmetics directly and just pay the shipping fee to get it to me in the UK. 

The palette consists of 9 beautifully pigmented eyeshadows and 9 bright lip colours. If you're stuck for a little makeup inspiration Shannon has created her own makeup looks for the palette on the channel! (I might have already tried these out with the palette! ehehe).





I tried swatching some of the shades! they feel so creamy and are so pigmented!
What I love about this palette is (other than the pigmentation and how easy they are to work with) that it's so practical for travelling. So many makeup looks with all the eyeshadows and lipsticks in one sleek and slim palette! So far i've mainly used the shadows in the palette. I'm absolutely in love with the duo-chrome colours and the lightest shimmery shade (perfect for highlighing on my fair skin tone!) You could definitely create an eye makeup look for daytime and easily carry it over to night time with this palette too. 

Have you tried this palette or any other BH Cosmetic collaboration products? I wish it was a little more accessible for the UK! That would be the makeup junkie in me talking though! 

Favourite of the month (Ft. Framing Beads) ~ September

9.30.2016



Anyway, exciting times ahead, My monthly favourites being one of them! In collaboration with a good friend of mine, I bring you the snaps of my monthly favourites. I'll give you more details below of Framing Beads, for now - I give you my favourite product of September!

Another day I find myself in Boots - another day I find new products that 'just-so-happen' to fall into my shopping basket and escort me to the till! I was on the hunt for products to help my skin when it was breaking out. I have a few product faves that I try to use each evening to help prevent breakouts whilst my skin is clear. I wanted something that would help me in my times of need!




So quite literally as the name of this product suggests, it's a powdery substance which when mixed with water becomes an effective but gentle exfoliate (depending on how much water you use in ratio with the powder). Being able to adjust the intensity of the product makes it beneficial for you to use several times a week without you worrying about over-exfoliating your skin. The packaging for this product is very practical. Consider the fact that the powder (when in contact with water) will dissolve and expand into a foam like substance. Keeping the product dry when not in use is key but also super simple due to the lid design on the bottle. 

I enjoy mixing the powder with a minimal amount of water at first and then massage it onto my face. Whilst its at its thickest consistency I focus the product around my T-Zone, around my nose and then finally my chin. I dampen my hands further then continue to massage the product on the rest of my face whilst the product becomes less intense with the new amount of water i'd have added to my skin.

It leaves my skin feeling refreshed, exfoliated and very very clean. I would suggest using this after a facial wash if you were wearing makeup. If your skin is clean and free from makeup products - feel free to go straight in with the Biore Baking Soda Scrub. 

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I guess you could say this was part 2 of this post! I want to talk about a good friend of mine and her hobby Framing Beads (click here!).  She has a Facebook page and also a Twitter account! What is Framing Beads I hear you say? If you are looking for a one of a kind, handmade personalised gift for a family member, friend, colleague etc then look no further and get in contact via their Facebook Page! Stuck for inspiration? Have a look at the gallery of photos they share of their happy customers framed pieces and see what takes your fancy! I was lucky enough to be sent a few frames, one for myself and two dedicated to my blog - Beautiboe! 



BUY or BYE? Bleach London Reincarnation Mask

8.31.2016


I for one haven't been the kindest to my hair in the past. I've been blonde, black, red, purple, orange, yellow (the last two weren't by choice AH) to name a few.. Did I ever mention i'm naturally a brunette? My biggest mistake has probably been me letting myself dye my own hair with box dyes, girl let the professionals do it!

My current hair situation is natural but bleached on the ends. Due to my hair mistakes in the past I understand that I need to look after my hair to maintain its best condition possible, I guess by going blonde I need to make sure that toning is involved too. You might have noticed on my blog in the past that i'm a big fan of hair care treatments - there's plenty I've been curious to try!

I've been familiar with Bleach London for a while now, I used to admire what they would post on social media with all these different hair colours and looks! When they started to stock themselves in Boots I was even more fascinated that I could potentially recreate those colours myself! Kate - remember what we said about colouring your hair yourself!) They also stocked this product. The Reincarnation Mask suitable for bleached or dyed hair. With a retail price of £6 I thought its really not a bad buy for what the product is promising.

So i'm reviewing this treatment after completely finishing all of the product. Hands down I already want to buy it again, so you'll probably know where this product sits on the BUY or BYE scale. This product really left my hair feeling nourished and soft without that feeling of product being left on my hair. Since my hair was bleached on the ends only I focused this product on the ends of my hair and used my normal hair conditioner higher up on my hair towards my roots. I can't remember how many uses I got out of the product exactly, a little really can go a long way - yet at the same time if I wanted to excessively nourish my hair, I would dampen my hair before washing it, smoothing this conditioner throughout wrap my hair up in cling film (only because a. it keeps the heat in and b. it protects my surroundings from conditioner) leave it for a little while - maybe wear a face mask, then wash it all out and continue with my usual hair care routine. That pre nourishment makes washing my hair feel even glossier, shampoo becomes more sudsy and the conditoner at the end feels even more nourishing than ever!

So BUY or BYE?

100% Buy - can't get my hands on this stuff any quicker!
Have you ever used anything from Bleach London?


Finally, a Morphe Brushes splurge

8.28.2016


If you're interested in makeup, i'd be surprised if you haven't heard of Morphe Brushes. Especially if you browse makeup inspiration over on Instagram. Be it that you know them for their fantastically priced makeup brushes or their amazing in demand eyeshadow palettes - they come across as great quality for the price you pay. Since Morphe Brushes isn't easily available in the UK, relying on reviews and recommendations over the internet is quite key. 

Without wanting to pay any ridiculous shipping costs or custom duty fee's if you're planning on ordering this, I would recommend the place I made my order from. Beauty Bay - Click here. There's also free delivery options when you spend over £15 - hehe



With much excitement I ordered: (All varying in prices from £2.50 upwards)

M139 - Tapered Crease Blender
M524 - Medium Shadow Fluff
M316 - Flat Crease 
M322 - Large Pointed Crease
M151 - Small Chisel Fluff
M495 - Duo Deluxe Fan

My first impression? These feel like an amazing quality considering that at least one of these brushes have a retail value of £2.50. All of the eyeshadow brushes are lightweight which would be great for taking them with you on your travels. I washed all of the brushes before using any of them (as you should do before using any new makeup brush - calm your anticipation down - you need to make sure those brushes are clean!) I found after the brushes had been cleaned for the first time a couple of brushes lost a very minimal amount of bristles - this sometimes happens with any brush you could purchase. other than that they all dried and kept their shape really well!

Now for the more colourful part of this blog haul... 




I ordered the 12P Picasso eyeshadow palette, a beautifully bright palette which I couldn't wait to get my hands on and make some looks with! With 12 different shades there is certainly numerous electrifying looks you could make on all different levels of wear-ability. As you can see by my random swatches, with a casual swipe on the back of my hand you can see how strong the pigments are. Add an eyeshadow primer and some good brushes they'll stand bold and greatly blended. 

For my first ever makeup haul from Morphe Brushes, i'm so pleasently impressed and i'm glad to say everything has matched my expectations. Now to refrain from splurging out on more Morphe products so soon! I'm thinking my next palette will have to be from the 35 palette range! I'm already in love!

Tili ~ The Beauty Box

8.24.2016


Don't we all love a beauty box surprise?! Even better when you're treated to a Tili Beauty Box for your birthday! Admittedly I never knew QVC stocked beauty boxes but i'm pleasantly surprised for what Tili has to offer!


The contents of the box aside, can I just say how i'm a sucker for a nice box? It's a pretty baby blue with a pink band around the center. I'm sure i'll make use for it somewhere else! But back to the products...


Contents*: 

Vita Liberata Phenomenal Mousse with mini mitt - "Hitting the beauty world by storm, this fast-drying self-tanning mousse lasts up to two - three weeks, giving a natural-looking bronzed glow."

Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers - "This bestselling, classic sheer pink shade is part of the salon professional range, with an innovative brush and formula that allows for maximum coverage."

Alpha H Liquid Gold - "Known in the beauty industry as the 'overnight facial', this potent overnight treatment exfoliates tired and dull skin to reveal a brightened complexion."

Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water - "This brand new clarifying Micellar Water lifts impurities from the skin to leave your complexion looking radiant and feeling refreshed."

Nexxus Nutritive Shampoo - "Enriched with an innovative caviar complex, this hydrating shampoo gives dry hair a thorough cleanse while delivering moisture back to your hair from root to tip."

Nexxus Nutritive Conditioner - "Give your hair some major TLC with this restorative conditioner - it helps to maintain your hair's natural protective barrier to leave it feeling balanced and flexible."

Bareminerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion - "Want glowing, healthy-looking skin? Look no further than this hybrid serum with an incredibly lightweight texture and packed with high-performance ingredients."

Becca Backlight Priming Filter - "This primer creates an illuminating, 'lit-from-within' glow, with weightless coverage that blurs the appearance of imperfections and creates a flawless, dewy canvas."

*Descriptions taken from - Tili Content

I've managed to try most of these products out of the box at the time of writing this post. Some stand-out faves of mine are the Alpha H Liquid Gold, Becca Backlight Priming Filter and the Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water. I can't wait to sample the others!

Have you purchased any beauty boxes lately? 

Is blogging all that it's cracked up to be?

8.21.2016

I've been pondering over the idea of actually writing this post for a little while. I was scrolling through Twitter and just to happened to have an account I follow retweet a particular blogger's link about "The Ugly Side Of Blogging" (Click here to read) it's written by Oliva. Just simply by it's title I was interested and wanted to read it. Is there really an ugly side to blogging? I mean, I go through peaks and troughs of actually thinking my blog is 'beautiful' from time to time, but can blogging really get ugly? I really do suggest you read her blog post about this, you might then understand where this particular post is coming from.

I'm never someone who wants to put a negative downer on any situation. I mean, I even have people tell me I smile too much, why am I laughing, how do I seem positive all the time. Eek, i'm not, but it's the way I want to look out on everything in the world if it's possible. I always want to see my blog as something that I can express myself in quite happily, I want everyone to be able to see my bubbly personality and be able to read my blog posts as if i'm actually there, talking to you with a cup of coffee in our hands. But to the point of this post..

I originally made this blog a little while back, happily posting away on products I loved, things I had purchased, places I had been - you know typical bits and bobs some blogs post about! I'm guessing i'm not the only one that has experienced a time in their blogs life when they feel pretty alone on the internet (yes that seems like a hard thing to comprehend for something like the internet). There has been times in which it feels I post something and it gets over-looked fairly quick. After a little time of feeling this way, I questioned myself - does anyone really care for my blog? There's so many out there, why would someone want to read mine. Without wanting to admit it to myself, thoughts like that lead my blog to go onto a hiatus (which at the time it felt indefinite).

I'd look at other bloggers with their blogs, instagram and twitter accounts etc and admire how their presence had so much interaction with others that expressed and shared the same interest as them. Acknowledging the fact my blog was beginning to collect cobwebs I would wonder what I was doing wrong? There must have been something I was doing wrong. Were the photos I had been taking for my blog right? Was there a right way to take my photos? Did I need to purchase small props and backgrounds to make the photos to a better blogging standard - if that even is such a thing? Was my camera to a high enough spec? Could people even tell this from a single photo? I know there isn't a right or wrong way as such, everyone entitled to express themselves in whatever way they wish. But I couldn't help to have this bitter taste in my mouth.

There was one evening, it was in a pub near Kings Cross train station in London just over a year later from the blog going on hiatus. It involved two of my favourite girls, a few bottles of wine between us and quite a pep-talk. Taking the two of them out of the picture in that blog audience scenario, they reminded me there is at LEAST 1 person out there that will read that blog posts. My blog wasn't pointless, unnecessary, or not good enough. With a slightly drunken promise followed by ending the night by hugging it out between us, I went home, got some sleep and the following morning I brushed off the cobwebs that suffocated my blog.

I repurchased it's domain, I gave the blog a makeover, I gave it the time and dedication it deserved. I've learnt a few things since picking it back up again. I really hope this reassures anyone in the same position as I've felt, that you blogging and expressing your interests etc isn't a waste of time. There will be someone out there that reads what you write. Be it that you have less than 100 subscribers/followers you shouldn't be made to feel like you'll forever sit in the shadows. Or perhaps you have 1,000's or even 50,000+ it doesn't matter how big those numbers are at the end of the day. Blogging creates a community, that community should support one another otherwise everything will just simply crumble and blogging might cease to exist as something we all wished it to be.

Keep writing about the things you love, the places you visit and tell us your interests. Don't think that the digital content supporting your posts isn't blog-like enough. What is blog-like anyway? I tend to photograph beauty products on the side of my bathroom sink in natural morning light... I want to leave this post on a positive note - regardless of how big or little you are on whatever social media platform, support and interact with everyone around you. You are unique and your blog deserves to be a reflection of you. If all blogs looked the same, we wouldn't admire people for being who they are and that's when we notice that subscribe/follower count dropping.
*Images from instagram - they are not my own. 

Date night ~ Birthday Edition

8.19.2016

So last week my boyfriend and I spent an evening out in London as a planned surprise (on his behalf) for my birthday. As someone that admittedly doesn't venture out to London as much as I'd love to, I know that whenever he happens to plan a trip that way, it'll most likely be to somewhere I've not been before. In this case he took me away for dinner and the cinema. He knows the way to my heart is food (but I wouldn't say no to the occasional beauty treat ;)!)


We went to the Red Dog Saloon in Hoxton Square and dinner (may I say!) was amazing. Both of us hadn't been to this place before so we were eagerly anticipating what the food would be like. I ordered brisket and he ordered ribs. You might be able to tell from the image above that the serving sizes were not on the small side! The atmosphere inside feels pretty lively - a warning if you're looking to dine somewhere that you'll be able to clearly hear a conversation over the table. I wouldn't list the atmosphere as a fault or a negative, I personally think it gives the place character! I guess the only downside to eating at the Red Dog Saloon is that both my boyfriend and I being foodies, we struggled to finish when we really did want more! It would definitely be somewhere I would want to go back to again, another well done Scott! (haha)


To help walk off the sheer amount of food we ate, we took a lovely little walk from the Red Dog Saloon over to the Electric Cinema in Shoreditch. I'm not going to lie, I didn't anticipate a small 1 screen cinema which requires you to walk through what looks like a small restaurant diner, down a flight of stairs and through a seating area. I was expecting something a little more generic and 'business chain' looking like the larger and more familiar cinema companies are. 



The Electric Cinema isn't like any usual cinema I've been to before. Walking into a small room lit up by small lampshades on every other (or so) table, comfortable looking armchairs with a cashmere blanket to assure you really are comfortable during your stay watching the film - very, very cosy. 

Prior to entering the screen, there's a fully licensed bar that serves numerous drinks and food options. I'm not going to lie, we were both a tiny little bit gutted that we were too full from our Red Dog Saloon dinner to sample and enjoy the food that the Electric Cinema could offer. Perhaps more the reason to head back there again? eh? 

Whether you have read the reviews or not on Suicide Squad, it's definitely worth a watch. I won't go into much detail about the movie - I would hate to blurt out any spoilers for you - but Margot Robbie did a great job as Harley Quinn, right Mr J? 

Grunge? Delicate? Retro? There's a choker for that.

8.12.2016


Over the course of Spring/Summer, it seems like chokers made their come back. This time rather than being the typical 'tattoo' choker that swamped the 90's, fashion trends have warped and shaken up the choker, bringing us new trends and looks with assistance of the choker. 

You could probably wear a thin velvet choker and rock it with near enough any dressed up outfit to give it a retro feel. There's something simple about the velvet choker, allowing the texture of the item to be the main focus. 

Either purchase a layered choker like this from NastyGal, or simply rock a few of your own pieces to build up that layered look! Layered chokers are best worn with outfits that aren't already craving too much attention, avoid patterns and busy pieces around the chest and neckline,

Grunge has always been a favourite of mine in terms of clothing. Those of you that know me, you'll know I'm a sucker for gun-metal grey spikes and studs on either boots or clothing! I'm really liking these grunge chains and chokers that are currently in trend right now, the darker the silver, the grungier the accessory ;)

Varying from shapes, letters and other embellishments. The 90's trend choker seems to have an alternative theme. Typically black and silver. Add it with some space buns in your hair and a slogan-tee, you'll fit right back into the 90's. 

Delicate chokers are definitely the 'girlier' option if you're wanting to rock the choker look. Simple thin chains, a pretty embellishment without anything too over the top or complicated. This one from river island you could pair up with a low cut black jumpsuit or perhaps a plain black t-shirt to bring out the black in the stone. 

I have also seen on the streets or especially in fashion articles people opting to wear bandanas around their neck in a choker-like fashion, you don't need to limit yourself to a typical jewellery piece.



BUY or BYE? Dove Intensive Care Conditioner

8.10.2016



I don't know about you, but I haven't been the kindest to my hair in the past. I'm always looking for conditioning treatments that'll help to restore my hair's dehydrated and damaged state. You might have seen some of my previous hair care posts in the past that feature other conditioning treatments - I don't think i'll ever really stop looking since some brands release some really good products.

Back in the past before my blog went on a hiatus, I had written a blog post about Dove's hair care therapy. I believe this intensive care conditioner is the face lift of that original product. Back to this product though...

I picked up this conditioning treatment in my local Boots store on offer for around £3 I believe? It's a thick consistency which makes your hair feel like it's really being nourished whilst you're in the process of washing your hair. Usually I would focus the product on the ends of my hair. Depending on your own hair type, you might find that the product could potentially make your roots feel greasy if you don't happen to wash the product out enough. Saying that though, I've not encountered this issue myself though! I really think this product is great value for money! I used the product every time I washed my hair - since the product does claim it could be used on a daily basis.

So BUY or BYE?

Hands down, I would purchase this product again. I'd also really recommend it to anyone wanting to give their hair some nourishment. Depending on what your own hair needs are, Dove do seem to have a range of products suitable for different hair types - it all gets better when Drugstores have them on offer too!

My MAC Lipstick collection

8.07.2016



Ever since I would walk past makeup counters, i've always been obsessed with browsing the MAC makeup counter - but specifically the lipsticks. So here is a little brief post with swatches of the lipstick collection I have from MAC. I still have others on my wishlist, I also know that I'll always be drawn into those counters - regardless how many lipsticks i'll have ended up buying.




** EDIT ** Since uploading this post I've noticed that I forgot to get a close up swatch of Russian Red! A gorgeous Matte red signature colour. 

A few faves of my little collection are:- New York Apple, Frou, Midimauve, Viva Glam II and Russian Red. Do you have a favourite MAC lipstick? 

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