2015 Beauty Favourites

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2015 Beauty Favourites

It's the end of the year so it's only right that I give you a round up of what I've been loving, not only this month, but this whole year!
I didn't really pick up a lot new out this year, but I definitely picked up some tried and tested firm favourites.

Nailbox | December 2015

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Nailbox December 2015


It's the final box of the year and it looks like Nailbox are moving on from our favourite Autumn rich shades and our Christmas reds. Nailbox are going straight in to the fresher, brighter Spring shades this month.
Let's take a look at this months box!

Yankee Candle Christmas 2015

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I'm very exciting to finally be able to write this post for you and get all my Christmas Yankee candles out! This season is definitely the perfect time for the warmth and cosiness of gorgeous sweet, vanillary and spicy candles, Yankee are always right on the money with their scrumptious scents and the cutest names too. So what did I pick up this year?

Yankee Christmas Collection 2015

Benefit Mini's Stocking | The Perfect Beauty Gift

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Benefit Mini Stocking
It's time to get the ball rolling on Christmas and make a start on the Christmas shopping, instead of just thinking about it. On a recent trip to Boots, I think I may have found the perfect stocking filler for any beauty obsessed babe, the Benefit Mini's Stocking

Nailbox | October 2015

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Nailbox October 2015

This months Nailbox just came through my door and I'm loving it so much I just had to write this up straight away. In October's box we welcome Autumn. I've been so excited for Autumn nails and I just knew this would be a great box! 
So lets go through our Autumn goodies!

LUSH Autumn Haul 2015

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LUSH Autumn Haul 2015

As the weather's getting colder and the evenings are getting darker, I can't help but want to spend a good majority of my time in the bath! Thankfully LUSH have bought out all of their yummy Halloween and Christmas goodies. Of course as soon as they came in, I just had to get my hands on these festive favourites.

Yankee Candle Halloween 2015

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Yankee Candle Halloween 2015

I could not be more excited to share this post! For me there is nothing better than a gorgeous smelling warm candle lit in the Autumn months, to make you get in the cosy Autumn spirtit. For me Autumn has always had a hint of magic with the weather changing, the Christmas lights and sparkles and of course Halloween!

MAC Lipstick & Eye Shadow Giveaway

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Corrie Arnold's MAC Lipstick & Eye Shadow Giveaway

I'm feeling very festive and in the giving mood already this year, as soon as August is over I'm all about Autumn, Halloween and Christmas! So I want to give something back to my lovely readers. I've really been loving blogging lately and you lovely lot so as an early Christmas treat to you, I want to give you a chance to win a MAC Lipstick AND Eye Shadow of your choice!

Please Enter Here
Unfortunately this give-away is only open to UK beauties with a UK postal address:(
The lucky winner will be contacted on Twitter or email within 48 hours of being contacted and must be able to give me an email address.
This give-away ends at 12:00am 06/11/2015
Terms & Conditions are above.


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Autumn Bronze Eye Shadows

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Autumn Bronze Eye Shadows

Summer has come to a close and Autumn will soon be making it's arrival and I for one can't wait!
To me Autumn means colder weather, snuggley jumpers and socks as well as the lead up to Christmas! From the beginning of September I start to feel festive and can't wait for hot chocolates, ear muffs and rosy cheeks. I've already dug out my Uggs and bought some new winter boots! Autumn is also a time for new makeup looks, woohooo! bring on the berry lips, strong brows, highlighted cheeks and one of my favourites, bronze eyes!

My Skincare Routine

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Skincare Routine

I never really had too much of an issue with my skin as a teenager, just the usual spots around my T-zone. Since I've been in my 20's though, my skin has become a lot worse. I noticed I was getting spots on my cheeks too, which is very odd for me. My skin has become more acne prone and also more scarred. I decided I really need to take more notice of my skin and looking after it. The first step in helping getting your skin healthy is putting your finger on what type skin you have. This can be tricky, I assumed I had oily skin as I was getting spots, but really I think I have more dry/combination. Having dry skin can make you acne prone too. 
One you've pin pointed what type of skin you have, you can start to work out what your skin needs. I have combination skin, so this means I can have dry skin at times and my skin needs more moisture and water but also I can get oily skin too, so my skin wouldn't benefit from any deep moisturising. Every skin type will benefit from drinking lots of water, getting enough sleep and eating a well rounded balanced diet, but we can also help our skin with our skincare products. 

Dove | Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion

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Dove Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion


As the Summer's drawing in and the weathers getting darker (not that we get it that great anyway). Our skin can become more pasty and dull and in need of a healthy glow and we can't rely on our typical British weather! I've never been a big self tanner, I don't have the patience to stand around for hours waiting for it to dry and quite frankly the thought of being bright orange and streaky terrify's me! Iv'e always been a fake tan fail whenever I've tried to use it, whatever product I've tried it's always been streaky and not even. So when I came across the UK's No 1 gradual self tanning lotion Dove's Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion, I was excited to give it a go. The idea of a gradual self tanner is much more appealing as there's no dramatic colour change, and it's moisturising! 

Nailbox | August 2015

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Nailbox August 2015

It's that time of the month again where a special little treat comes through the door, yes it's Nailbox day!
This month Nailbox are finishing of the Summer season with a colourful box with us, including 3 vibrant Summer shades, a top coat AND a toe nail clipper, have we been spoilt or what!?
So lets get on to the shades!

Barry M | Speedy Quick Dry Nail Polish

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Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Polish

I'm a bit of nail varnish hoarder and I can't help but buy a varnish or two whenever I'm in boots (which is a lot!). I recently re-discovered my Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Polishes. Barry M have came up with these gorgeous polishes with a quick drying formula so you don't have to faff around without using your hands for a good half an hour! So how did I get on?

Eat My Dust | Pale Sky Blue
Road Rage | Pastel Green
Need For Speed | Bright Lavender

By Terry Ombre Blackstar

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By Terry Ombre Blackstar

After months of lusting after these beautiful crème eye shadows, last month I thought it was about time I picked one up to see what all the fuss was about. So a month and two more Ombre Blackstars later, here's how I got on.

Yankee Candle | Pink Dragon Fruit

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Yankee Candle Pink Dragon Fruit

It's been a while since I've done a candle post, so I thought this would be the perfect time to show this gorgeous candle I've been loving this Summer. I picked up Pink Dragon Fruit on my birthday when Simon and I went shopping for the day. It was the first time I've been to an actual Yankee store, it was amazing having all those different scents to choose from, it's a candle lovers dream!

My First Nailbox!

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Nailbox July 2015

I love a good subscription box and I'm not going to lie, I was a bit disappointed when I tried Glossybox as I was getting the same brands, I hadn't really heard of and I wasn't using the products. So when I saw a girl post about this new Nailbox she had subscribed to, I immediately checked it out and it looked amazing! I looked at a few more posts from fellow bloggers and I couldn't resist, I HAD to sign up!


July Favourites | 2015

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July Favourites | 2015


After almost a year I'm back with some monthly favourites! I always love July as it's my Birthday month, I usually have a bit of holiday too, plus the sun is shining (some of the time!) of course. This month I have treated myself to a couple of new products I've been wanting for ages and also tried to get back on track with my skincare. Here's what I've been LOVING this month.

ZOEVA Rose Golden Luxury Set

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ZOEVA Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set

So after months of lusting after these beautiful rose golden brushes, I actually made the move and ordered them. Thank God I finally did, I'm in love and I knew I would be. The set includes 8 brushes, some synthetic and some with natural bristles and also a gorgeous little clutch to hold them in (very handy for travelling!). I've been meaning to buy some new brushes for a while, so naturally I was going to go for one of the most hyped up and gorgeous sets, the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set £56.95.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate | Nude Collection

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate | Nude Collection

As you have probably realised there has been a massive buzz around Rimmel's latest lipstick release, Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection. I have been looking forward to this release the last few weeks and couldn't wait to get my hands on them. The lasting finish Kate range have always been my absolute favourite drug store lipsticks, so of course I needed to get my hands on these gorgeous nudes!

NARS Blush Giveaway

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NARS Blush Giveaway

Hi beauties!
You may have realised I had a massive 6 plus month break from blogging recently, but have been trying to get back in the swing of it the past month or so. So to say thank you for bearing with me, I wanted to do something exciting and give you guys a chance to win 1 NARS Blush of your choice!
To enter please complete this form.

Unfortunately this give-away is only open to UK beauties with a UK postal address:(
The lucky winner will be contacted on Twitter or email within 48 hours of being contacted and must be able to give me an email address.
This give-away ends at 12:00am 20/08/2015
Terms & Conditions are above.

Good Luck!

L'oréal True Match Foundation & Powder

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L'oréal True Match Foundation & Powder

It has took me a very long time to get round to trying these two! I've heard great things for years and my closest friend swears by this foundation. So of course when I was having a browse in Superdrug and saw the two for £12 on L'oréal, I took them up on that offer.
I think one of our biggest struggles as makeup lovers, is finding our perfect shade that actually matches! So of course L'oréal have twigged on to this and tried to create a range with warm and cooler shades that aim to match our skin tone and texture, hooray! 

L'oréal True Match Foundation

So how did I find L'oréal True Match Foundation? I loved the colour selection and found a pretty good match. When I first pumped some out onto my hand, I noticed it was pretty thin and more 'liquidey' than I'm used to. Because the texture is on the thinner side, I found it easier to blend and apply than other, more full coverage foundations. L'oréal are right by saying it's 'super-blendable' and a little goes a long way. I found this foundation to give me light/medium coverage that can be built up, which is perfect for everyday use, it feels light and non greasy on the skin but also evens out your skin tone. I would say this foundation can give you a flawless finish, but with the help of concealer and powder of course. I also love that it gives you that added sun protection with SPF 17. All in all I have loved using this foundation and I'm so happy I've found myself a new firm trusty favourite to add to my collection.


L'oréal True Match Powder

Now onto the powder, the powder is said to match perfectly to your skin and adjust to your tone just like the foundation. I normally use a translucent powder so I was a bit sceptical about this one I don't like to add a powder that may interfere with the shade of my foundation. What I love about this range is that they have a powder that pairs with your foundation, so it should be the perfect shade and not alter your foundation shade. 
I found this powder to be very soft and almost creamy to the touch, so it doesn't dry out your skin whilst giving that matte finish. It adds that little bit of extra coverage that I like from a powder to give you more of a flawless look and to even out your skin tone.
I've really enjoyed using this powder but I have only tried it with the foundation, for some reason I don't reach for this powder all the time. When using the True Match Foundation sometimes I will still go to my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte. Although I can probably see myself buying this again and I do love that it comes with a little mirror underneath!

L'oréal True Match Foundation                       L'oréal True Match Powder


I'm really enjoying using these two, they're perfect for everyday use and are so easy to use. I think I've found myself a new trusty pair and will most likely buy these two again. My skin is a little bit combination and I have a lot of scarring and redness to cover up and this really battles it for me. I recommend you give these two a go if you're looking for a natural finish with coverage.

Have you tried the L'oréal True Match range yet?

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NARS Starscape Blush

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NARS Christopher Kane Starscape Blush
NARS Christopher Kane Starscape Blush

Once again here we are with a special NARS limited edition mash up! This season it's with Christopher Kane, take a look at one of his neoneutral bold, but beautiful blushes.

As I was having a little look through the collection, this immediately stood out to me. I've been looking for a bright neon pink for Summer and this just seemed perfect. This looked a little bit scary at first, but I thought as it's Summer you can get away with it! It's not as scary as you think though once applied. As all of the iconic NARS blushes do, this gives your skin that pop of natural, but healthy looking colour to compliment your complexion. Although it is described as a neon pink, it also reminds me of that super girly, dolly pink kind of shade when it's applied. A little goes a long way so you can brighten and bolden up your look depending on what you're going for. There doesn't seem to be any shimmer to this one, the bright neon shade does all the talking!

NARS Christopher Kane Starscape Blush


NARS have always been one of my favourite brands for blushes. They never fail to disappoint with their beautiful silky formula, making it so effortless to apply and blend, for the perfect hint of colour to give your skin a bit of a lift.

If you're looking for a fun bright Summer shade, then Starscape is definitely the one for you, get it quick from the Christopher Kane for NARS limited edition collection £23


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ESSIE | Sunday Funday

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ESSIE SUNDAY FUNDAY

Hello strangers!
It has been a good 6 months since I've posted, but I've missed you guys and I'm excited to be back!
To get back in the swing of things I thought I would do a quick little NOTD post for you guys and what better way to start, than showing you my new favourite Summer shade, Essie's Sunday Funday.

This is a gorgeous bright orange with a reddish tint, perfect for these warmer months! I'm not sure you can tell from the photo, but it also has a cute golden/silver shimmer to it that looks gorgeous in the sun light. This shade would be amazing for your Summer hols and is a great compliment to almost any Summer outfit. Like any Essie polish, it is quick and easy to apply thanks to the smooth formula and the shaped brush, great for us girls in a rush. If you're after a perfect Summer shade to brighten up your day even if the British weather is letting you down, then Sunday Funday is the one for you!


I hope you have enjoyed my quick little post back and you stick around whilst I get back into the swing of things!:)


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