Wednesday, 29 June 2016

June Favourites | 2016

Even though it is pouring down with rain and its too dark to take blog photos in the afternoon, it's the end of June. Can you believe it?! Before I get into the favourites, I need to apologise for the lack of posts recently over the last couple of weeks. It has been the most crazy and busiest month as I have moved back home and have been going back to work. However I am planning to get organised and try and post more often with different and interesting content. But if your still around, thanks for staying and here are my favourites for the month of June.

If I am being honest, I don't really use hand creams because I either forget or am too lazy to wait for the cream to sink in and dry so I don't bother. However recently I noticed that my hands had become very dry and decided to pick up and try the Zoella Wonder Hand Moisturising Hand Cream. This hand cream is very creamy and moisturising but isn't too thick or over bearing. I often apply it before I go to bed and it leaves my hand feeling soft. The nail polish of choice this month is the Barry M Coconut Infused Nail Polish in 'Surfboard'. I would describe it as a light purple shade which is very neutral and perfect for summer.

In terms of make up, I haven't really worn much due to the craziness of my life at the moment and the fact that my skin isn't great. Saying this I have been wearing eye make up here and there and my eyeshadow of choice is the Khroma Beauty Kourtney's Kardazzle Complete Face Palette. I found this product in TK Max for a couple of pounds and it is amazing. It contains eight eyeshadow shades and three face products as well. I find that the eyeshadows are particularly pigmented and buttery. The other make up item is the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Liner in 'Lionfish'. I have raved about this liner before as it is amazing as it glides onto the lid and is very buttery.

What are your favourite liners?

Emily <3

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Favourite Long Lasting Lipsticks

One quality that I adore within a lipstick is long lasting power. As much as I love a good lipgloss or balm nothing can beat a matte lipstick and I own many different types. The staying power of these lip products makes them ideal for everyday wear as well as special events and dinners. The idea that a product can remain on the lips for the whole day without losing pigmentation or drying out the lips is amazing. Due to my love for these types of lipsticks, I have a fairy large collection and I thought I would share my favourites with me.

(Revlon, Soap & Glory, Rimmel, Rimmel, Collection, Bourjois, Collection) 

When I am looking for a long lasting lipstick that hydrates as well, I turn towards the Revlon Matte Balm in 'Fiery' which is creamy and long lasting ideal for autumn. Rimmel is a brand that is known for creating great lipsticks and two favourites include the Provocalips and Kate Moss Lipsticks. If your into matte liquid lipsticks then the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet  products could be perfect for you as they are long lasting and come in a range of bold shades. Another wonderful brand that have released great long lasting lipsticks is Collection in their Matte Balms and Cream Puffs. Out of all the products I own the one that I wear the most is the Soap & Glory Matte Lipstick in 'Pom Pom' as it has one of the best matte formulas I have ever tried. 

What are your favourite long lasting products? 

Emily <3 

Saturday, 18 June 2016

The Summer Make Up Edit

Its officially summer time which means I'm cracking out the dresses as well as the summer make up. I often don't normally change my make up from winter to spring but do switch up my make up for summer to a lighter more appropriate look. During the hotter months, I prefer to wear lighter shades and bases as heavier make up normally melts off my face after about five minutes. The main products that change include foundation, blusher, eyeshadow and lip products.

In terms of base, I switch up the Relvon Nearly Naked Foundation for the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream. This cc cream is ideal for summer because it still provides coverage to hide any spots and problem areas but feels light on the skin and doesn't disappear after an hour. To aid the longevity of the cream, I often apply Seventeen Miracle Matte Powder over the top. This Seventeen powder is the only powder I wear in the summer because it has amazing oil controlling power. When it comes to blushers, I am all about the corals and peaches. I find that these tones of blusher are more suited to the summer months and give that flushed look and my favourites at the moment are the Clarins Blush Prodige in 'Sunset Coral' and Natural Collections 'Peach Melba'.

During the winter months I prefer to wear darker purple and bronze shades on my eye lids but when the summer months arrive, I crack out the lighter taupe, brown and champagne colours. One of my favourite neutral eyeshadows is the Nars Duo in 'Portobello' which contains two matte light taupe shades as well as the L'oreal Quad in 'Nude Lingerie'. I also like to wear cream eyeshadows such as the Max Factor Excess Shimmer in 'Copper' as they are long lasting and are easy to quick. When it comes to summer, I turn towards bright pink lip shades in matte formulas such as the Bourjois Rough Edition Velvet in 'Pink Pong' as well as the Maybelline Colour Drama Lip Pencil in 'Fushsia Desire'. I also find that lip stains are great for the hotter months and my favourite is Revlon's Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights'. 

What are your summer make up products?

Emily <3

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

TV Shows I'm Currently Watching

Recently I have been watching a lot more TV as I have finished University for the summer. Because I have been watching more TV I have discovered a couple of new shows and I thought I would share them with you. More often than not, I watch Netflix as they offer a range of different things from TV to documentaries. 

The show that I have been watching non stop has been House M. D. I have always had a soft spot for medical dramas but I hadn't heard of this one until I spotted it on Netflix and I thought I would give it a try. However after watching a couple of episodes, I have become addicted. If you like other shows such as Grey's Anatomy then this may be the show for you. 

I remember when everyone watched The Vampire Diaries and I didn't really see what the fuss was about. However when I saw it on Netflix I decided now was the time to try it and was frustrated that I hadn't watched it earlier because it is amazing and contains some very cute guys. I would recommend this show to anyone who loves a good love triangle and drama. 

I have previously watched The Big Bang Theory but I never watched every episode until they appeared on Netflix. I find that this show is great to watch when I am feeling stressed and need a 20 minute break. With eight seasons worth of episodes currently available, it is definitely worth a watch. 

For years and years I have watched Friends over and over again but recently I have started watching it from the start again because I find it so relaxing and funny. I think that I can watch friends over and over again because it is a show that I can really relate to particular due to the phase of my life that I am currently in. 

What TV shows are you currently watching? 

Emily <3 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Top Three Cleansers

Cleansers are some of my skincare products to experiment with as they come in many different types of forms and have many uses. However after playing around with a range of cleansers, I have found my top three. Because of my dry skin, I have found that oils, balms and creams work best for mine skin and I thought I would share them with you.

The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter - £13
I featured this cleansing butter in my most recent favourites post as I have been using it non stop. I hadn't previously tried cleansing butters as they are generally more expensive. However when I tried this butter for the first time, I fell in love with the texture and ease of it. I take a pea sized amount of product before rubbing it between my fingers and then applying it to a full face of make up. My favourite part of the product is that it melts the make up before being removed with a hot cloth or flannel and leaves the skin smooth and soft.

Super Facialist By Una Brennan Vitamin C Cleansing Oil - £10.99
The idea of using a cleansing oil isn't appealing to everyone but this budget friendly cleansing oil is amazing. I normally pour the oil directly onto my hand and massage it into my hand and fingers before rubbing it onto a full face of make up. The oil melts into the skin and breaks down dirt and make up and washes off with a cloth or by splashing water over your face. The scent of the product is fruity and fresh as well as leaving your skin feeling refreshed.

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Cream Cleanser - £10
I am a massive of cream cleansers as they are generally more hydrating but my favourite cream cleanser comes from The Body Shop. I am obsessed with the Aloe Skincare range from this store and is amazing for sensitive skin girls like myself. I often use this cream cleanser as a second cleanse to clean my face. I squeeze out a pea sized amount of product and apply it to a fresh face without make up on and massage it into the skin before washing it off with water. This cream cleanser has a fresh scent to it and leaves the face feeling refreshed and clean.

What are your favourite cleansers?

Emily <3

Sunday, 5 June 2016

My Sunglasses Collection | 2016

I'm so happy that the sun has finally appeared and the temperature is slowly but surely rising which means one thing. Sunglasses! Previously I haven't been bothered about sunglasses and just owned one black boring pair but over the last couple of weeks, I have brought several different pairs. I really happy with my collection of sunglasses at the moment and I thought I would share my summer sunglasses picks with you.

I don't normally spend a lot of money on sunglasses as I often end up losing or breaking them. Because of this, I like purchasing sunglasses from Primark as they have a great selection at such a cheap price. The first three pairs of square shaped glasses are all from Primark and have a similar style to them. Due to the shape of my face, I am more comfortable wearing square glasses so I own a fair few within this style. Another great shop to buy sunglasses is H&M which is where I brought the light pink rounded glasses. These were an impulsive buy and I wasn't sure about them but after a few weeks of wearing them, I love them. They really suit my face and make any outfit look girly. The blue reflective aviator style sunglasses come from Tesco and are a more fun option for the summer. Finally the last two glasses come from Forever 21 and Boohoo and I like finding cool and funky glasses from these types of stores as they fairly cheap but still has great quality.

Where is your favourite place to shop for sunglasses?

Emily <3

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paint

I am a massive fan of Barry M Nail Polish and own too many to count. So when a new range or collection from them is released, I always head down to Superdrug to check it out and this was no different with the Coconut Infusion range. This range claims to give you a glossy gel like finish while being noshing and kind to your nails from the added benefit of the coconut oil and water. In the range there are both neutral as well as bright shades but in the end I picked up 'Surfboard' and 'Starfish'. I decided to buy two neutrals shades as I often don't see nail polish ranges which include brown and nude shades.

The nail polishes apply well and true to the claim, they leave a thick glossy gel like finish while still being opaque. I personally applied two coats and decided to leave it without a top coat. The lasting power of these polishes is fairy good as I didn't see a chip until day three of wear. However with a top coat, the longevity may have been more. I can't say that I have seen a massive different in the condition of my nails but they were smoother when I removed the nail polish. Overall I really like this new addition to the Barry M nail polish range and will be adding more shades to my collection soon.

Have you tried this Coconut Infused range? What did you think?

Emily <3

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