Sunday, 30 November 2014

November Favourites // 2014

I know I say this every month but I can't really believe that November is over and that December has arrived. You know what that means, Christmas is near! Anyway moving on, I have put together my favourites from Beauty, Books and Tv. So here's to another monthly favourites... 

The body shop body butters are so good and my monthly favourite is the pink grapefruit body butter which smells delightful. I use this body butter after I shower and this really hydrates my skin and leaves it smooth, soft and smelling great. 

The next favourite of mine is an Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Toasted. I brought this eyeshadow a couple of months ago and recently I have been using it more then usual. I love this eyeshadow because it isn't too bright or in your face but rather a light brown shade with a hint of shimmer and is perfect for everyday use. 

Up next is a hair product  and it comes from Colab which was created by Ruth Crilly. The scent I have is New York which is a fruity fresh scent that I love. I like using this dry shampoo because it is light and doesn't leave any white powder. This dry shampoo adsorbs the oil and isn't heavy either. 

Another make up favourite of mine is the Topshop Blusher 'Good Girl' which is a bright pink colour. I love using this blusher during this time of year because it gives you that flushed look and I am in love with the Topshop packaging as well.

The last beauty favourite is the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub. I had been wanting this body scrub for quite a while and when I finally brought it I wasn't disappointed. This scent smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling smooth.

The nail polish of the month would have to be Max Factor Glossfinity in Red Passion. I don't normally wear the same nail polish twice in one month however I wore this nail polish three times which is crazy. This nail polish is the perfect red colour and lasts a long time. 

The book of the month would be The Best of Me which is the perfect romantic book. I saw the trailer for the movie of this book however I decided to read the book instead and I have to say that Nicholas Sparks is my favourite book.

The TV show I have been loving this month is Nashville. If your a country music lover than I would recommend this show. I love watching this show because of all the songs and the great storylines. I hope you all had a great November and Christmas is on its way! 

What are your November Favourites?

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Emily <3  

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Travel Mini Essentials

I was meant to write this post a while ago however so many things have happened within the last couple of weeks and therefore I haven't found the time but don't fear as I have sat down to watch tv and decided now would be great to write it. Anyway, last week I went away for three days and brought a pile of travel minis and I thought why not show you them..

I may be going away but that doesn't meant I can't pamper myself and therefore I picked the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner Treatment. I love this stuff however I didn't want to bring the massive bottle so I brought a little one and this stuff smells amazing.   

I also picked up this mini because it smells so good and I have never tried anything from this brand before and I thought why not try it. 

There isn't really any order to the products so up next is a conditioner. This is the TRESemme conditioner which I heard so much about but I have never tried it so I thought why not and this stuff is amazing and my hair has never been so soft.   

Yet another shower gel. I also brought this Sanex shower gel mini mainly because it is so small and cute and I just couldn't help myself. I love this shower gel because I have sensitive skin and this shower gel keeps my skin moisturised and feels smooth. 

The shampoo mini I picked up was the Head and Shoulder Shampoo because this is the only shampoo I can use without having dandruff due to my dry skin. I also loving this shampoo because it is refreshing as well. 

Everybody needs a body moisturiser and my one is the Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter. This stuff smells amazing and really moisturisers my body and this mini cost about £2.99 which is great and worth a try.   

The last product is the Soap and Glory Body Buff Scrub' Em and Leave' Em which is great. This body scrub gets rid of any dead skin and leaves it feeling smooth and soft. I actually love the smell of this and this is a salt scrub which I feel scrubs better. 

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What are your travel mini essentials?

Emily <3

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Gift Sets For Her // 2014

Guess what?! Its Christmas time and that means its time to do some shopping. I have just done my first lot of Christmas shopping and believe me when I say it took me hours to decide what presents to get. Because of this, I thought it would be great to create a little Christmas Gift Guide for girls and so I did some research and came up with four gifts that would be perfect for your girlfriend, sister or best friend...

The first gift set I came across comes from The Body Shop and is their Glazed Apple Tin of Treasures. This includes Glazed Apple Shower Gel 60ml, Glazed Apple Body Butter 50ml, Glazed Apple Body Lotion 60ml, Glazed Apple Body Polish 75ml and Green Mini Crinkle Bath Lily. This gift set would be perfect for a girl who loves to pamper herself. This gift set comes inside a tin shaped Apple which just makes it so much better and cuter. This gift set cost £17 which isn't bad for four products and would be ideal for those nieces and granddaughters. 

The next gift set is from Benefit and is their Sugarglam Fairies set. This contains they’re real! mascara, the POREfessional, hoola bronzer and benetint medium 4ml. I think that any make up loving girls would love this gift set because it contains a mascara, primer, cheek and lip tint and bronzer which means that you basically have a full face of make up. This gift set is on the pricey side and cost £44.50. 

This is my favourite gift set and is from Soap and Glory and is the Sugar Crush scent set which is my favourite scent. This gift set contains a Body Buttercream, Body Scrub, Body Wash and  Hand cream all in the scent of Sugar Crush. Just the thought of this makes me want to go out and buy it. I feel that this gift set would be great for girls who like sweet fresh scents. This gift set costs £10 which is amazing and such a bargain. 

The last gift set would be great for girls who are into their skincare. This is the Liz Earle Beautiful Skin Duo which includes the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cleanser 100ml, Instant Boost Skin Tonic 200ml and 2 pure muslin cloths. This would be perfect for a starter kit as well as girls who love Liz Earle products like me. This gift set cost £28 which is a fairly good price. 

And that's all the gift sets that I thought would be great for girls and of course these are just my thoughts and there are many great gift sets out there and I just picked four. I hope you found this post interesting and helpful. I will be posting a Christmas stocking filler post and my Christmas wishlist so stay turned for that. 

Emily <3 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Sleek Blush 'Rose Gold' Review

One of my favourite blushers has to be from Sleek in the shade 'Rose Gold'. I love it so much that I felt that I needed to write a whole a post about how amazing it is so here we are...

The packaging is Sleek products is well for lack of a better word, its sleek. This blush comes in a compact thin sleek black packaging and includes a fairly big mirror which comes in handy when I travel. The product is fairly small but that is to be expected when its a single blusher. 

I am sorry about the massive chunk missing when the blusher but when I opened it one time, my thumb slipped and took a rather large chunk out. In the pan, the product looks amazing and comes out pink with a glitter and shimmer and I'm not going to lie when I say that this was the main reason for me buying it. 

As with most Sleek products, the product itself is very pigmented which means that you can go overload if your not carefully. I would describe the shade as a beautiful coral pink shade that is laced with a bright golden yellow nuance making it very flattening. This blush has a soft yet firm texture and is very easy to blend and I recommend giving it a go.

Have you tried this blush before? What did you think?

Emily <3

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

November Wishlist

I thought it was about time for another wishlist because they are so many things that I would love to buy but I can't afford due to the fact I'm a student. Anyway moving on from that depressing fact, I decided to create a wishlist so if you want to see what I am wishing for than here we go...

Soap & Glory Sugarcrush Body Buttercream 
First up is a Soap and Glory  product and is the Sugarcrush Buttercream which I have been eyeing up for a while now. I love all the Soap and Glory bath products and I have heard so much about this scent and am really excited to try this. I have heard that the buttercream is lighter than the body butters which is great. 

The Body Shop Bronzer 
The next product is a bronzer and comes from The Body Shop. I have heard so many people taking and raving about this bronzer and I am so close to buying it. I have been trying to save an extra £13 so I can go down to The Body Shop and buy this amazing bronzer!

Two Faced Natural Eyes Palette 
If there is one eyeshadow palette that I am very interested in, it would have to the Two Faced Natural Eyes Palette. I have seen a number of different beauty bloggers talking about this palette. All the colours look great and if I am honest they are all colours that I would use. I also love how small and compact palette looks and it may end up going on my Christmas Wishlist. 

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub 
I can't count the number of times I have heard people taking about this scrub. I have heard so many people raving about the smell and how amazing it is and I am about 99.9% sure that I will end up buying it when I next go into Boots. I have tried other scrubs from Soap and Glory before so hopefully this won't disappoint. 

Mac Blush 'Well Dressed'
Believe it or not, I don't own any Mac products however one product I have got my eye on is the  Blush in' Well Dressed'. I have heard so many people taking and raving about it and one of my closest friends always tells me to buy it so this may also be added to the Christmas wishlist.

So there you have it. That's the all products that I can't afford to buy but may be brought the future. I love making wishlists and also love seeing other peoples wishlists. I hope you enjoyed it and found it useful and these are just my thoughts and wishes. 

What's on your wishlist?

Emily <3

Sunday, 16 November 2014

November Primark Haul

I went to Primark the other day and I brought a couple of things which only means one thing. It's a Primark Haul! I love going to Primark but I don't love going around and around the store trying to see what they have in stock. Because of this, I do love reading and watching Primark Haul and I thought why not show you guys what I brought...

The first thing I brought was a shirt. You may have seen in my last Primark Haul that I brought a couple of shirts and for some reason, I do love buying shirts from Primark. Anyway, this shirt caught my eye because of the dark pink colour which is a perfect colour for Autumn and I also love the message that it says on their and cost £5. 

Yet another shirt. I told you I can't help myself. I brought this basic long sleeve white shirt because I don't own many long sleeve shirts and I thought this would be perfect for wearing underneath jumpers and cardigans. This basic shirt cost £3.50 which is fairly cheap. 

Next up is a knit jumper. I don't think I have ever brought any knitwear from Primark before however this jumper caught my eye. The colour which is described as peach really interested me and when I felt the jumper I couldn't believe how soft it was and it only cost £8. 

The actual reason I went to Primark was to find some trousers because I was sick of wearing legging and the same jeans over and over again. I was close to buying a pair of jeans when I saw these trousers. I'm not sure how to describe how these trousers because it is a mix between leggings and jeans. It's like a pair of thick leggings with more structure and pockets which I love and is the colour Wine and cost £10. 

The last thing I brought is a rather boring item but everyone needs socks and I often buy mine from Primark. I picked these socks up from the Gym and Workout section and they contain three pairs of socks and they looked cute and cost £1 which is such a bargain. 

And that's everything I brought from Primark. I hope this gave you some ideas of what Primark is currently stocking at the moment. These are just the items I found in my local Primark and they may not stock the same items in your Primark. 

Have you been to Primark Recently? What have you brought?

Emily <3

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Autumn Fashion

If there is one thing I love apart from autumn make up it is autumn fashion. Because I love autumn fashion I have decided to create a post about my favourite autumn looks for this year. I often find inspiration for autumn fashion from Pinterest and I thought why not my favourite autumn looks with you...

The first outfit is a casual one and would be great for a day hanging out with the girls. I love the scarf and button up shirt and the darker coloured jeans. I also love the way that the hair is pulled back into a ponytail. 

The next outfit is my favourite and the most girly. I feel that this outfit would be a great outfit for a dinner date or coffee date. I love the dress and patterned tights because it gives it a girly feel and the boots give a autumn feel. The cardigan and scarf really tie the outfit together. 

I love this outfit for going to lectures and walking about university in. My favourite part of this outfit is the boots which are one of my favourites thing about fall. My other favourite part is the scarf because it gives the outfit a pop of bright colour.

Here is another casual outfit and I often wear this on warmer autumn days. I love pairing shorts and tights together because its a mix between summer and autumn and is a great transition piece. The jumpers and beanie give it an autumn feel.  

The last outfit is an outfit that I often wear and love to wear it when I'm shopping with friends. I love how the shirt goes with the skirt so well and the boots and tights keep you nice and cosy. The bag and beanie lie the whole outfit together. 

What's your favourite autumn fashion pieces?

Emily <3 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Favourites Things About Autumn

In case you didn't already know, its autumn and its one of my favourite times of the year and I thought why not list my favourite things about autumn and share them with you...

Hot chocolates with Marshmallows 
Autumn Leaves
Scarves, Hats, Boots
Oversized Jumpers 
Layers & Beanies 
Cosy & Fluffy Socks
Living Room Fires 
The Build Up to Christmas
Baths with Bubbles 
Rainy Days wrapped in a Duvet 
Evening getting Darker 
Autumn Nail Colours 
Autumn Berry Lipsticks

What are your favourite things about Autumn? 

Emily <3 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Updated Evening Skincare Routine

As we head towards winter, my evening skincare routine has changed a bit to meet the demands of my skin. I normally have fairly oily skin however during the autumn and winter months, my skin begins to become drier. Because of this, I have changed my skincare routine and I thought why not show you...

The first part of my evening skincare is to use the Gariner Micellar Cleansing Water on a cotton pad. I love using this cleansing water because it is gentle and I use this as a first cleanse and to get rid of any eye make up or lipstick. 

After this I go in with a second cleanse and I normally use a cleansing balm. My cleansing balm of choice is the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser which is great. I love using this cleanser because it doesn't upset my skin or string my eyes and smells rather nice. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and fully cleansed. 

After the second cleanse, I move onto toner. I only really use one toner and I'm sure your be able to guess what it is. Yep, the Simple Soothing Facial Toner as always. I love using this toner because it hasn't got any alcohol in it and restores the PH levels on the surface of the skin. 

After I have fully cleansed and toned, I use one of my newest skincare products and it comes from Soap and Glory. It is 'The Greatest Scrub of All' and is an instant radiance foaming face polish. I don't use this all over my face, but just on the areas that I have those little spots that just won't go away. 

Up next is the face masks and I have two masks that I turn to the most. The first one is the Simply Pure Cleansing Face Mask from Superdrug. I love using this mask because it is fragrance free, paraben free, hypo-allergenic and dermatologically approved. The other mask is the Superdrug Vitamin E Leave-On Moisture Mask which is a different type of mask because it is a leave on mask and moistures the face. I normally use this mask at night and leave it to soak in throughout the night. 

If I don't use the Leave-On Moisture Mask, I will continue to use my normal moisturiser and eye cream. My eye cream of choice of the Boots Simply Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream. I have written a review on this eye cream before and I love using this eye cream because it hydrates the skin around my eyes and doesn't string. 

The last step is the moisturiser and of course it is the Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturiser which is my favourite. I love using this one because it moisturises my skin and leaves it feeling smooth and soft. One thing I love about this moisturiser is that it doesn't take long to skin in.

Wows that's a lot of products and I hope you found this skincare routine interesting and that it gave you ideas for products that you could use if your looking for new products. These product work well for me but they may work differently for you.

Emily <3 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Simply Pure Cleansing Face Mask

If there is one thing that I love trying out its Face Masks and I recently brought the Simply Pure Cleansing Face Mask. I believe that this comes from an Superdrug own brand which is designed for sensitive skin. I wanted to try this face mask because it looked good and only cost £2.59 so I couldn't resist.

 The product itself has a thick texture to it and is a white colour. When it is applied, it goes on smoothly and then after a minute it begins to dry and does feel a bit weird and feels weirdly cool. I have to say that this mask smells funny but not a bad smell just a different smell.

However I do love this face mask because it leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. It really cleanses my skin and leaves my skin looking healthy and brighter than before. Overall I feel that this Face Mask is worth a try and it is a cheap so I would recommend picking it up and giving it a go.

This face mask can be brought from Superdrug stores or on the Superdrug website - Link 

Have you tried this mask before? What did you think?

Emily <3 

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