Saturday, 28 February 2015

February Favourites

I can't quite believe it's almost March already. This year seems to be flying by so far so here are my February monthly favourites!  I have already mentioned three of these products in other blogs so i'll link down below where to find these instead of repeating myself again.

Colab dry shampoo and Chanel perfume | More information on these items and links to buy can be found by clicking here.

Fleur de Force | The Glam Guide | More information on this book and links to buy can be found here.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick | This is probably one of the most perfect red lipsticks I have ever owned! It has a stick applicator which as you can see is a lot different to other lipsticks you've seen before. It glides on smoothly and dries matte. I wore this out one night and it didn't budge at all. I am just in love with this perfect lipstick! This comes in different colours too so definitely go and check the rest out! 

Soap and Glory Arch de Triumph| Eyebrow and Highlighter | I purchased this quite a while ago now and completely forgot I had it! During all of February I haven't had a day when I haven't used this. I have quite light eyebrows so I found it difficult to find a eyebrow product which didn't make me look like a clown! This though is the perfect shade for me and I highly recommend this, along with it's highlighter which gives your brow bone the perfect lift it needs. 

GOSH Liquid Gel Eyeliner | I wasn't sure when I bought this product as I usually buy high end products but it was 2 for £10 so I couldn't really go wrong. I purchased the black and purple liquid gel eyeliner, and I haven't stopped using them since. The black liner is in my everyday makeup routine and it stays on the whole day! It takes a while to get off too it's that good, I am in love with this and I recommend it even as a starter eyeliner for someone who hasn't used liquid eyeliner before! 

Ted Baker Purse | Unfortunately I can't find this online but Ted Baker do a gorgeous range of purses which are just as perfect as the one I have. I go through purses a lot so I knew with my Christmas money I had to buy an expensive one that would last me a long time. I searched for a good month before I found this beauty! It's the perfect size and rose gold, what more could a girl ask for? 

My Valentines day gift | This may just look like a plain blue book to you, but to me this is the most thoughtful gift I have ever received. My boyfriend is a singer/songwriter and every weekend when I watch him perform I usually ask about what songs they were and what they were about. Now, I don't need to do that. He has wrote down for me all the songs he has ever written, well the good ones, and wrote about the people who inspire him the most when songwriting. Also, there is a few love letters in there too. What a sweetheart. I will always keep this close to my heart. You can check him out on Soundcloud and Youtube.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

My Top 5 Handbag Beauty Essentials.

When you're a girl you can't just leave your house with your keys and a purse, you have to leave with a massive handbag full of your daily essentials. Myself on the other hand realised having a big handbag meant a lot more things you didn't need. So, I downsized. Here are my Top 5 Handbag beauty essentials, baring in mind this does not include my make up bag! 

Tangle Teezer | Everyone needs to have one of these, or five. My hair gets tuggy very easy especially living next to the sea so it's a must that I take this with me everywhere I go. It's the best £10.99 I ever spent. A little pricey but definitely worth it!

COLAB Dry Shampoo | I used to swear by Batiste dry shampoo until I finally found this in Superdrug on special offer! A lot of youtubers and beauty bloggers have been raving about this and I completely understand why. I feel this dry shampoo actually works and does wonders to my hair and leaves no white mark on my hair after like Batiste does. You get them in different scents, but Paris and Tokyo are my definite favourites.

Chanel | Chance Perfume | When I wear this I spend at least a good few minutes standing there smelling how good it is. Chance is definitely one of my favourite perfumes I own even if I don't want to use it because of the price tag. Every girl needs an expensive perfume and I'd definitely try this out before anything else.

Urban Outfitters Holographic Nail Polish | Unfortunately they don't sell the nail polish I own but they do have two new holographic nail polishes out in 'Ariel' and 'Disco Fever'. Out of every nail polish I own (which is a lot) this is my favourite!  I take this everywhere with me, and in my personal opinion it doesn't chip easily.

Carmex | I've started using this again as in the winter months I suffer from a lot of colds which leads to my lips being chapped. I used to use vaseline which is probably the worst lip product I have tried and I find now that carmex does the job perfectly!


Thursday, 19 February 2015

My 'Go To' Beauty Books.

Tanya Burr - Love, Tanya
Fleur De Force - The Glam Guide
Lauren Conrad - Beauty

Without social media these days us beauty lovers old and new wouldn't have the first clue on the latest trends and how to make that perfect smokey eye. I remember a few years ago I'd spend hours on youtube and blogs trying out new make up and hair ideas wishing I could make it look that good, then a week later completely forgetting where I saw that video or blogpost and then beginning my search all over again.

These days though talented beauty bloggers and youtubers are releasing their own beauty books which I'm ecstatic about as I'd rather sit and cosy up with a good read than sit in front of a computer screen all day searching for something which I might never find. 

My top three beauty books are my own personal opinion. All three are completely different and give us a completely different outlook on their lives, beauty, hair and skincare routines, fitness routines and blogging tips, which for me is a plus! 

If you are interested in starting a youtube or blog or even just wanting some tips on beauty related ideas I'd definitely give these books a read!

 Links to buy these books are above!


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

CHANEL | Les 4 Ombres Palette | Tissé Vénitien

I recently went on a massive shopping spree and picked up this little beauty from House of Fraser. As soon as I tried these colours I knew I'd be walking out the shop with this in my hand! 

I picked this because of the smokey and metallic shades, and I know metallic shades make my blue eyes stand out. I was however unsure of this at first as I never use blue eye shadows but I thought I'd go out my comfort zone and try something different.  

This palette is available here or at any other high end make up stores. You can get this palette in other shades and they also come in different effects, matte, satin, and metallic. They also glide on smoothly and don't crease. It is a little pricey at £40 but every girl needs to splurge and this definitely is worth the money. This palette is a compact size with a good sized mirror and comes with two eye shadow applicators and a black Chanel sleeve. 

Do you have a Chanel palette and if so which one? Would love to know other ones I can try out! 

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