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CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICK 'THE QUEEN'

CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICK 'THE QUEEN'

As soon as I saw that Charlotte Tilbury had released a new, limited edition lipstick I got very (VERY) excited. And when I found out that the new lipstick shade was called 'The Queen', in homage to Queen Elizabeth II, I pretty much knew I had to have it in my life.

'The Queen' is gorgeous bright pink-red shade, described by Charlotte Tilbury as a "rich and rosy crown-jewel pink". This is a great colour to wear all year round, and I know I will also be getting a lot of wear out of this throughout the autumn and winter months. As with all of Charlotte Tilbury's lipsticks, this comes in the most beautiful rose gold tube, which looks and feels so luxurious. 

'The Queen' is part of Charlotte's Matte Revolution range of lipsticks, which is my all-time favourite matte lipstick formula. Although the lipsticks in this range are matte, they still feel comfortable and quite hydrating on the lips. They are not drying in the slightest and don't highlight any dry patches on the lips, which is perfect for me as I tend to suffer from quite dry lips during the winter. 

What makes me love this lipstick even more is just how long it lasts on the lips. This lasts through most of the day, including when you eat or drink - and when it does fade, it does so evenly and doesn't leave any unsightly patches. Although this is quite pricey at £23, I believe you really get what you pay for in terms of quality and I would highly recommend this if you're looking to treat yourself (or a friend!)

CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICK 'THE QUEEN'

'The Queen' is available exclusively on the Charlotte Tilbury website.

Check out my previous Charlotte Tilbury reviews.

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICK IN 'THE QUEEN'

1 October 2016

CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICK 'THE QUEEN'

CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICK 'THE QUEEN'

As soon as I saw that Charlotte Tilbury had released a new, limited edition lipstick I got very (VERY) excited. And when I found out that the new lipstick shade was called 'The Queen', in homage to Queen Elizabeth II, I pretty much knew I had to have it in my life.

'The Queen' is gorgeous bright pink-red shade, described by Charlotte Tilbury as a "rich and rosy crown-jewel pink". This is a great colour to wear all year round, and I know I will also be getting a lot of wear out of this throughout the autumn and winter months. As with all of Charlotte Tilbury's lipsticks, this comes in the most beautiful rose gold tube, which looks and feels so luxurious. 

'The Queen' is part of Charlotte's Matte Revolution range of lipsticks, which is my all-time favourite matte lipstick formula. Although the lipsticks in this range are matte, they still feel comfortable and quite hydrating on the lips. They are not drying in the slightest and don't highlight any dry patches on the lips, which is perfect for me as I tend to suffer from quite dry lips during the winter. 

What makes me love this lipstick even more is just how long it lasts on the lips. This lasts through most of the day, including when you eat or drink - and when it does fade, it does so evenly and doesn't leave any unsightly patches. Although this is quite pricey at £23, I believe you really get what you pay for in terms of quality and I would highly recommend this if you're looking to treat yourself (or a friend!)

CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICK 'THE QUEEN'

'The Queen' is available exclusively on the Charlotte Tilbury website.

Check out my previous Charlotte Tilbury reviews.

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As the weather starts to get chilly, it's time to get the big fluffy slippers out again! One of my favourite things about the autumn/winter is the soft and fluffy nightwear - including the snuggly PJs, super cosy dressing gowns and of course, the big, comfy bedroom slippers. Although there are sooo many cute slippers on the high street at this time of year, I've narrowed it down to my top 3 favourite slippers - all of which are available on ASOS.

I simply cannot resist something that's fluffy, shiny and pink, and these flamingo slippers are probably my favourite slippers out of the three! I love big, quirky looking bedroom slippers so these are right up my street. Complete with a silver jewelled crown, these will almost definitely be making their way into my shopping basket on payday.

ASOS Halloween Bat Slippers
'Bat slippers' never sounded appealing, however ASOS have somehow managed to make these bat slippers look SUPER CUTE! These slippers feature glow-in-the-dark eyes, which, in theory does seem a little bit creepy - however this doesn't stop them being cute nonetheless!

For those with a preference for more normal-looking slippers, these ones are perfect! I love that although they are not your traditional closed-front slippers, they are still made out of a soft, pink fabric making them both cosy and cute. These would be ideal if you don't like anything too warm on your feet and you can get away with wearing them all year round.

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3 PERFECT SLIPPERS FOR THIS AUTUMN

29 September 2016


As the weather starts to get chilly, it's time to get the big fluffy slippers out again! One of my favourite things about the autumn/winter is the soft and fluffy nightwear - including the snuggly PJs, super cosy dressing gowns and of course, the big, comfy bedroom slippers. Although there are sooo many cute slippers on the high street at this time of year, I've narrowed it down to my top 3 favourite slippers - all of which are available on ASOS.

I simply cannot resist something that's fluffy, shiny and pink, and these flamingo slippers are probably my favourite slippers out of the three! I love big, quirky looking bedroom slippers so these are right up my street. Complete with a silver jewelled crown, these will almost definitely be making their way into my shopping basket on payday.

ASOS Halloween Bat Slippers
'Bat slippers' never sounded appealing, however ASOS have somehow managed to make these bat slippers look SUPER CUTE! These slippers feature glow-in-the-dark eyes, which, in theory does seem a little bit creepy - however this doesn't stop them being cute nonetheless!

For those with a preference for more normal-looking slippers, these ones are perfect! I love that although they are not your traditional closed-front slippers, they are still made out of a soft, pink fabric making them both cosy and cute. These would be ideal if you don't like anything too warm on your feet and you can get away with wearing them all year round.

What's your favourite pair of slippers?

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5 HIGH END PURCHASES WORTH THE PRICE

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Luminous

Let's face it, high end products aren't always worth the hype - and more importantly, the price. Sometimes, no matter how much you research the product before you buy it, you might still be left disappointed as you might find that it's not the right product for you. For this reason, I tend to stick to drugstore products for most of my makeup - however, I do have a few high-end purchases in my collection which I believe are definitely worth the price!

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders have received lots of hype online, and at £36, this powder is pretty pricey!  I must admit I don't think I would have paid the full price for this had I not received a voucher from John Lewis. However, now that I have it in my makeup collection I can see why so many people swear by it. This powder does a great job at setting your makeup in place whilst simultaneously adding a subtle glow to your skin. Read my full review here.

The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation is one of the first high-end foundations that I've owned apart from the MAC Studio Fix Foundation, which sadly I didn't get along with. The Magic Foundation is quite a Marmite product, which you either love or hate - and I happen to love it! The foundation feels weightless on the skin whilst giving a medium coverage, and lasts well throughout the day. In addition to this, it also has a number of skin-loving ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and SPF 15 to protect against sun damage. Watch this space for a full review coming soon!

Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace Lipstick

The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in 'Amazing Grace' has probably been my favourite beauty purchase this year. 'Amazing Grace' is a gorgeous nude-rose shade - the perfect in-between being bright but not too bright. It's one of those shades that works well both with natural daytime looks as well as more dramatic evening looks.  Apart from this, the formula is spot-on. Although this is a matte lipstick, it's not drying in the slightest. Instead, it feels very comfortable and lightweight on the lips, even giving them a bit of moisture and lasts for ages!

The Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter is a product which surprisingly, I hadn't heard much about online. This gorgeous liquid highlighter is a beautiful golden-rose shade that looks really natural on the skin. Being a liquid formula, it also blends really easily making it super quick to apply! You can see what it looks like on my skin in this post.

Although MAC eyeshadows in general are very popular among lots of beauty bloggers, MAC Sable definitely doesn't receive the attention it deserves. Sable is described by MAC as a "gold-plum with bronze pearl". To me, this looks like Satin Taupe's more flattering, warm-toned sister. This is a gorgeous shade, especially if you've got green eyes, and it looks lovely worn alone with some black liquid liner. Check out my full review and swatches in this post.

What are your favourite high end beauty purchases?

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5 HIGH END BEAUTY PURCHASES WORTH THE PRICE

27 September 2016

5 HIGH END PURCHASES WORTH THE PRICE

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Luminous

Let's face it, high end products aren't always worth the hype - and more importantly, the price. Sometimes, no matter how much you research the product before you buy it, you might still be left disappointed as you might find that it's not the right product for you. For this reason, I tend to stick to drugstore products for most of my makeup - however, I do have a few high-end purchases in my collection which I believe are definitely worth the price!

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders have received lots of hype online, and at £36, this powder is pretty pricey!  I must admit I don't think I would have paid the full price for this had I not received a voucher from John Lewis. However, now that I have it in my makeup collection I can see why so many people swear by it. This powder does a great job at setting your makeup in place whilst simultaneously adding a subtle glow to your skin. Read my full review here.

The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation is one of the first high-end foundations that I've owned apart from the MAC Studio Fix Foundation, which sadly I didn't get along with. The Magic Foundation is quite a Marmite product, which you either love or hate - and I happen to love it! The foundation feels weightless on the skin whilst giving a medium coverage, and lasts well throughout the day. In addition to this, it also has a number of skin-loving ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and SPF 15 to protect against sun damage. Watch this space for a full review coming soon!

Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace Lipstick

The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in 'Amazing Grace' has probably been my favourite beauty purchase this year. 'Amazing Grace' is a gorgeous nude-rose shade - the perfect in-between being bright but not too bright. It's one of those shades that works well both with natural daytime looks as well as more dramatic evening looks.  Apart from this, the formula is spot-on. Although this is a matte lipstick, it's not drying in the slightest. Instead, it feels very comfortable and lightweight on the lips, even giving them a bit of moisture and lasts for ages!

The Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter is a product which surprisingly, I hadn't heard much about online. This gorgeous liquid highlighter is a beautiful golden-rose shade that looks really natural on the skin. Being a liquid formula, it also blends really easily making it super quick to apply! You can see what it looks like on my skin in this post.

Although MAC eyeshadows in general are very popular among lots of beauty bloggers, MAC Sable definitely doesn't receive the attention it deserves. Sable is described by MAC as a "gold-plum with bronze pearl". To me, this looks like Satin Taupe's more flattering, warm-toned sister. This is a gorgeous shade, especially if you've got green eyes, and it looks lovely worn alone with some black liquid liner. Check out my full review and swatches in this post.

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One of the things I really look forward to in autumn is being able to wear boots again! As you can probably tell, I've got a bit of a thing for brown ankle boots and I pretty much live in them every year (well, those or UGG boots #donthateme). One of my favourite places to visit when it comes to buying new shoes is Schuh - so I recently had a look through the Schuh website and picked my top 3 boots for this autumn!

PS - Check out my recent collaboration with Schuh in my post all about the Adidas Gazelle.

These are my favourite type of boots to throw on everyday. They are super easy to style and look good with pretty much anything, they've got a very low heel, and they are great for the rainy autumn weather.  These boots would look really cute styled with a pinafore dress and some cosy black tights too!

If you prefer something with a little bit more of a heel, these boots are perfect. Suede boots with a bit of a heel are so versatile and look great with a pair of jeans on casual days out shopping, or with a smarter outfit to work. The colour of these also works really well with all the autumnal burgundy colours!

A pair of comfy walking shoes is an essential in my shoe-drobe - especially when they look this good! Timberland are renowned for their premium quality footwear, and these ones in particular feature a waterproof suede leather, an insulated interior and a rubber sole which is great for tackling any muddy (but fun) autumnal walks.

Check out the full range of autumn boots over on the Schuh website.

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*This is NOT a sponsored post. I just genuinely love Schuh!*

3 PERFECT BOOTS FOR THIS AUTUMN

26 September 2016


One of the things I really look forward to in autumn is being able to wear boots again! As you can probably tell, I've got a bit of a thing for brown ankle boots and I pretty much live in them every year (well, those or UGG boots #donthateme). One of my favourite places to visit when it comes to buying new shoes is Schuh - so I recently had a look through the Schuh website and picked my top 3 boots for this autumn!

PS - Check out my recent collaboration with Schuh in my post all about the Adidas Gazelle.

These are my favourite type of boots to throw on everyday. They are super easy to style and look good with pretty much anything, they've got a very low heel, and they are great for the rainy autumn weather.  These boots would look really cute styled with a pinafore dress and some cosy black tights too!

If you prefer something with a little bit more of a heel, these boots are perfect. Suede boots with a bit of a heel are so versatile and look great with a pair of jeans on casual days out shopping, or with a smarter outfit to work. The colour of these also works really well with all the autumnal burgundy colours!

A pair of comfy walking shoes is an essential in my shoe-drobe - especially when they look this good! Timberland are renowned for their premium quality footwear, and these ones in particular feature a waterproof suede leather, an insulated interior and a rubber sole which is great for tackling any muddy (but fun) autumnal walks.

Check out the full range of autumn boots over on the Schuh website.

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*This is NOT a sponsored post. I just genuinely love Schuh!*
LANCOME JUICY SHAKERS SHOW ME THE HONEY

LANCOME JUICY SHAKERS SHOW ME THE HONEY

Lancome recently added two new shades to the 'Juicy Shakers' range - 'A Piece of Cake', which you can see in this post, and 'Show Me The Honey' which I'll be sharing on my blog today.

The Lancome Juicy Shakers are described as a bi-phase lip oil, which combine nourishing lip oils with pigment to help moisturise the lips whilst adding a sheer pop of colour. 'Show Me The Honey' is a sheer light peach colour. When compared to 'A Piece of Cake' I noticed that this one wasn't as pigmented, as I needed to apply quite a bit more for the colour to actually show through. However, that's not necessarily a bad thing as this is great for when you want to go for a more natural look and add a sheer gloss.

Lancome have got the formula absolutely spot-on for this. Firstly, it smells AMAZING and feels super soft and nourishing on the lips without being too oily. In fact, it feels super comfortable to wear and I could easily re-apply this and wear it throughout the entire day. It is also a joy to apply using the soft cushion applicator, and feels like you're really giving your lips what they truly deserve. 

As the cold months are drawing close, I know I will be keeping this in my handbag to keep my lips hydrated throughout the winter.

LANCOME JUICY SHAKERS SHOW ME THE HONEY

The Lancome Juicy Shakers are available for £18.

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*This post contains PR samples. All opinions are my own, honest opinions.*

LANCOME JUICY SHAKERS | SHOW ME THE HONEY

25 September 2016

LANCOME JUICY SHAKERS SHOW ME THE HONEY

LANCOME JUICY SHAKERS SHOW ME THE HONEY

Lancome recently added two new shades to the 'Juicy Shakers' range - 'A Piece of Cake', which you can see in this post, and 'Show Me The Honey' which I'll be sharing on my blog today.

The Lancome Juicy Shakers are described as a bi-phase lip oil, which combine nourishing lip oils with pigment to help moisturise the lips whilst adding a sheer pop of colour. 'Show Me The Honey' is a sheer light peach colour. When compared to 'A Piece of Cake' I noticed that this one wasn't as pigmented, as I needed to apply quite a bit more for the colour to actually show through. However, that's not necessarily a bad thing as this is great for when you want to go for a more natural look and add a sheer gloss.

Lancome have got the formula absolutely spot-on for this. Firstly, it smells AMAZING and feels super soft and nourishing on the lips without being too oily. In fact, it feels super comfortable to wear and I could easily re-apply this and wear it throughout the entire day. It is also a joy to apply using the soft cushion applicator, and feels like you're really giving your lips what they truly deserve. 

As the cold months are drawing close, I know I will be keeping this in my handbag to keep my lips hydrated throughout the winter.

LANCOME JUICY SHAKERS SHOW ME THE HONEY

The Lancome Juicy Shakers are available for £18.

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*This post contains PR samples. All opinions are my own, honest opinions.*
TOPSHOP BRONZER IN MOHAWKE

TOPSHOP BRONZER IN MOHAWKE

Summer may be on its way out, however bronzer remains a part of my daily makeup routine all year round. Unfortunately, a good bronzer is hard to come by - most are too dark or orange for my pale skin and can leave me looking rather muddy. So when I recently got my hands on the Topshop Bronzer in Mohawke and discovered just how perfect it is, I knew I had to share it on my blog.

Psst - You can see this Topshop Bronzer in action in my recent post, 'Subtle Contour with Topshop Beauty'.

Topshop isn't a brand that most people would associate with makeup products. However, their beauty range is actually pretty amazing - just check out my 'Best of: Topshop Beauty' post.  They've got some real hidden gems in their range, and this bronzer is definitely one of them!  The Topshop Bronzer in Mohawke is a completely matte bronzer, which is light-to-medium in colour. I've got quite fair skin, and the colour looks totally natural on me. As it's completely matte, I use this both for contouring, and for dusting over my entire face to achieve a subtle, bronzed look.

Although the shade is amazing for pale skin, it's the formula which makes this bronzer a true winner in my eyes.  Powder products on the high street can sometimes be a bit too chalky and difficult to blend. This, on the other hand, is literally perfect. Firstly, it is very finely milled - something which is normally found in more high end products. This makes it super easy to blend, making it look really natural on the skin. Topshop have also got the pigmentation spot on with this - it's nicely pigmented but not so much that you can easily go overboard and look like an oompa-loompa.

I cannot praise this bronzer highly enough (can you tell!?) and would definitely recommend it. 

The Topshop Bronzer in Mohawke is available for £9 from here.

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*This post contains PR samples. All opinions are my own, honest opinions.*

TOPSHOP BRONZER IN MOHAWKE | THE BEST BRONZER FOR PALE SKIN

19 September 2016

TOPSHOP BRONZER IN MOHAWKE

TOPSHOP BRONZER IN MOHAWKE

Summer may be on its way out, however bronzer remains a part of my daily makeup routine all year round. Unfortunately, a good bronzer is hard to come by - most are too dark or orange for my pale skin and can leave me looking rather muddy. So when I recently got my hands on the Topshop Bronzer in Mohawke and discovered just how perfect it is, I knew I had to share it on my blog.

Psst - You can see this Topshop Bronzer in action in my recent post, 'Subtle Contour with Topshop Beauty'.

Topshop isn't a brand that most people would associate with makeup products. However, their beauty range is actually pretty amazing - just check out my 'Best of: Topshop Beauty' post.  They've got some real hidden gems in their range, and this bronzer is definitely one of them!  The Topshop Bronzer in Mohawke is a completely matte bronzer, which is light-to-medium in colour. I've got quite fair skin, and the colour looks totally natural on me. As it's completely matte, I use this both for contouring, and for dusting over my entire face to achieve a subtle, bronzed look.

Although the shade is amazing for pale skin, it's the formula which makes this bronzer a true winner in my eyes.  Powder products on the high street can sometimes be a bit too chalky and difficult to blend. This, on the other hand, is literally perfect. Firstly, it is very finely milled - something which is normally found in more high end products. This makes it super easy to blend, making it look really natural on the skin. Topshop have also got the pigmentation spot on with this - it's nicely pigmented but not so much that you can easily go overboard and look like an oompa-loompa.

I cannot praise this bronzer highly enough (can you tell!?) and would definitely recommend it. 

The Topshop Bronzer in Mohawke is available for £9 from here.

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*This post contains PR samples. All opinions are my own, honest opinions.*

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