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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Back to Birchbox // August




I cancelled my Birchbox last year when I wasn't enjoying the products v much and saving the £12 a month was a bonus! However recently I subscribed again as some friends were and I felt like trying some new products as recently I feel as if my beauty collection has hit a standstill and I've been using the same products and not discovering any new.
I've had the box for a month so this is the second box and since I have a need to experiment with some flat lays and backgrounds this is the perfect opportunity.
So, here is Birchbox August ... all that it contained and a little review of the products ..... enjoy!


St Tropez
Bronzing face sheet mask

As you can see by the unopened packet I haven't used this yet however the concept intrigues me. I am a little concerned that I will come out with an orange face but whether I end up looking like an oompa loompa or not expect a review.






Spectrum
A05 brush

I've seen Spectrum brushes popping up everywhere out of the blue and so I was excited to see them in the box. This brush has the shape I like to use for bronzer and is very similar to the Zoeva 127 I use currently. The brush is super soft and blends well, I definitely want to try some more spectrum products.










NUXE
Dry oil shimmer

So this is something I would never even think about buying as it looks kinda weird and I'm not even sure what a dry oil is but I actually really like it and would even think about repurchasing. First of all it smells amazing and that is kinda the key factor to why it's so great. It's an oil but when you rub it into your skin it's not greasy but just adds moisture, a shimmery glow and a sweet scent.






LOC
Shadow stick

Birchbox alway seems to be putting eyeshadow sticks in and this one isn't bad quality and is a pretty shade however I don't use them very often. They are handy for on the go as you can basically do a one swipe on the eye and go but I would rather something new or different!






Number 4
Sugar texturizing spray

This is another that smells good, it gives your hair a bit of beachy texture and leaves the scent in your hair.









Saturday, 15 July 2017

Bristol


Some photos from my trip to Bristol ........................................







Tuesday, 4 July 2017

OOTD : Gingham floral playsuit





So, I stumbled across this playsuit on Boohoo when I got an email about the Stella Hudgens collection as I don't usually do much browsing on boohoo. I saw this playsuit which prompted a mini haul of some summer clothes for the hols. I also bought the red velvet sunglasses which I don't know why but I love them! They remind me of the glasses from Charlie and the chocolate factory when they go into the tv room and not something I would usually go for but they match this outfit perfectly and would add a quirky touch to any other outfit.

Monday, 1 May 2017

My Current Makeup look - Orange eyes

I have recently been wearing orange eyeshadow for my everyday look and I'm lovin' it.
Everything in this look is a fave, I was going to do a makeup favourites post but this is basically it. I got some new faves from Sephora so if you know where to find them in the UK then holla! Most of the rest are solid faves that I've used for ages. I will be doing a Sephora haul post where I'll go into more detail of those products and can I just say how much I'm loving Tarte at the moment.
So heres the look and what I used ....


ORANGE EYESHADOW - Sephora
Mango Shake
Zoeva 227/Luxe soft definer
I've wanted an orange eyeshadow for so long and have had my eye on the Morphe 35OM palette however it is constantly out of stock so I bought this eyeshadow which was from Sephora and is their own brand. To be totally honest it is not the best pigment or lasting however I absolutely love the colour and so with some primer and setting spray I love it and would recommend.

EYELINER - Loreal
Superliner black precision

MASCARA- Tarte
Lights, Camera, Splashes

EYEBROWS - Anastasia
Dip Brow Pomade
Morphe M158

FOUNDATION - Bourjois
Healthy mix serum
Face sponge and Zoeva 102/Silk finish

POWDER - Loreal
Nude Magique BB powder
Zoeva 106/Powder

CONCEALER- Urban Decay
Naked skin
Sponge

BRONZER - Physicians Formula
Butter bronzer
Zoeva 127/Luxe sheer cheek

HIGHLIGHTER - Soap and Glory and Tarte
Hocus Focus and Amazonian Clay (Stunner)
Zoeva 231/Luxe petite crease

LIPS - Tarte
Tarteist lip paint (birthday suit)
This was a Sephora beauty insider gift so the shade is exclusive to that but they have some similar in the main range.

BRUSHES
I put the brush I used next to the product ..  your welcome !
Most of the brushes I use are Zoeva and I would highly recommend, I have the Rose Gold set and it seems expensive (because it is) however if you work it out per brush then its a deal!















                 




                                                                         

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

January Faves




Creme Brule white hot chocolate (Whittards)
So, I discovered white hot chocolate and it's amazing! I had tried it before once but it was way too sweet and I didn't like it however now I am a changed women and love it .. so much. I have tried the one in Starbucks which they did for christmas which was great however I don't think they still sell it now christmas is over (sad face) but this one from Whittards is so good and also it's to make at home and therefore you can make it whenever you want. Also regarding the creme brulee part it just makes it better! Also have a look at their other hot chocolates as when I was finding a link I saw some lust worthy flavours..

Missguided jumper
I never would really think of Missguided for everyday clothes but just for dresses and they always have a sale so its super cheap. I bought this jumper and its became something which I wear all the time, it's just a staple everyday jumper!

New Look Pyjama bottoms (I bought these a while ago so the link is the same pyjamas but in the tall section)
SOooo comfy, who doesn't love wearing comfy clothes and chilling!

Mac face and body foundation
My sister had this and then I stole it from her and then she gave it to me! I like this because it is super light and fresh looking, I'm so into that dewy look at the moment so this is perfect.

Next embroidered boyfriend jeans
I've wanted embroidered jeans for so long and I have been drooling over the ones in Topshop however they are kinda pricy so when I saw these in Next in the sale I grabbed e'm. I am loving everything embroidered at the moment and these just add a little something to an outfit.

Mushrooms
OMFG I LOVE MUSHROOMS !
I used to hate mushroom partly because I hadn't tried them because people would say they are disgusting however now I can't get enough. Every meal needs a couple (or more) mushrooms thrown in. TIP: try something which you think is disgusting and so haven't tried in ages, you may now love it!

Lush bath bombs
I got a gift box from Lush for christmas and I'm slowly getting through the bath bombs and they just make having a bath even better, for some reason having coloured water just makes everything better (and obviously they smell amazing)!

Gilmore girls (for the 100th time)
I've mentioned this before and I will again since I've watched it all again for the 100th time (more like 4 but still thats kinda a lot since theres seven seasons) and I just love it so much and recommend you watch it. The new episodes came out in November (A year in the life) however more on that in a post coming soon and if you'd like to know more about the original series I talk about it here.











Thanks for reading
   O x


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Happy.... New .....Year..... ! ..........

Helloooo, how is the new year for everybody?
I don't know why but every year I think when the year changes it will feel different or something but it never does, the world keeps spinning and I'm still me!
Every year there are lots of posts 'New year, New me' but now there are more posts mocking the 'New year, New me' posts. Just an observation, nothing life changing.

Anyway, I thought I'd just do a quick post for the new year which was actually over a week ago now but still, its fresh.
I'm not quite sure where this is going but I'm just typing and letting it flow.
So, what a crap year 2016 was for Britain and the world (omg Trump) but for me personally not too shabby!
It was basically just a year of GCSE's and then an extremely long summer which I have no idea what I did with and then the start to college and alevels which are slowly killing me, joking, kinda.
From that brief overview I can't believe that the summer of 2016 was not that long ago because for me it feels like years ago.

This year I am going to have to get a job, alevels, figure out what I want to do with my life in the future and hopefully have a good time. I have some plans such as go to vfest and New York in April but apart from that lets see where 2017 takes me.

Overall, New year, slightly improved me (hopefully)!

What are your plans for the New year or just life in general?

Thanks for reading, O x

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