Monday, 24 April 2017

IPHONE | Spring Wallpapers

I always love having a little nosey at what wallpapers/screensavers fellow bloggers are loving, I think it shows a lot with regards to their personal style and who doesn't love looking at pretty wallpapers?! I thought I'd share some really cute Spring wallpapers that I found over on good old Pinterest - it's so hard to choose just one favourite!!






Hello Spring FoxEaster ChicksTulips 


Which is your favourite wallpaper from this list?xoxo

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

BEAUTY | The Battle of the Blushers

Shades Left to Right: MAC Warm Soul, MAC Please Yourself, Clinique Ginger Pop, Sleek Flushed, theBalm Fratboy, BH Cosmetics Elegant, Jaclyn Hill Palette; Rosé Spritz, Amaretto & Pamplemousse

I've been meaning to create this post for quite some time now, as I'm so bad for sticking to one blush for months on end (yes Fratboy, I'm looking at you..) and I wanted to branch out a bit more and compare what I already have in my collection, rather than going out and buying more.
I am definitely more drawn to pink shades, however I actually tend to prefer a more peachy toned blush to my cheeks - which is strange as this is never what I pick up! So, let's see what I have in my collection..

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette - £48.00 (Now SOLD OUT)
Hands down one of the best palettes I've ever bought. I've never bought anything from BECCA Cosmetics before and I was seriously impressed with the pigmentation and quality of this face palette. Also, you know that if Jaclyn Hill puts her name on something, then it's going to be bloody amazing!

Sleek Blush, Flushed - £4.99
Such a great blush, especially for the price, and the shade is a really lovely deep pink, with slight flecks of shimmer in it. This product isn't highly pigmented at all, which I personally really like because it means I can't make myself look like a clown! However, this does sometimes apply a little patchy, so you do have to work hard in order to blend it out seamlessly. I will definitely be picking up another one of these Sleek blushes in a different shade, to try another one out and see if the formula is slightly better in a different colour!

Mac Mineralize Blush, Warm Soul - £23.00
Admittedly with this one, I was a little disappointed. I picked this up at Swindon Designer Outlet due to it being highly raved about. However, I think I must have bought a 'look-alike' blush as the colour just doesn't seem as genuine as the normal MAC blush. Don't get me wrong, it's a great blush for everyday, due to it's very natural hue, but I just expected more from a highly raved about product.

Mac Mineralize Blush, Please Yourself
I hardly ever reach for this blush, I think I've maybe used it once since I bought it over a year ago - which is really bad I know! The thing is, I'm so bad for sticking with the same products that I know and love, so I hardly ever switch things up and use different products. Looking at this swatch, I know I need to use this blush more as I love the shade! Also, I bought this at Swindon Designer Outlet, so I can't remember the price and also can't find it for sale online- sorry!

BH Cosmetics Bombshell Blush, Illuminating Baked Blush, Elegant - $10.50 $5.99
Such a cute mini sized blush that's perfect for travel. Again, I've probably only used this once or twice since I bought it, so I definitely need to use it more. It's a great blush that adds
a subtle sheen and slight colour to your cheeks, without being too over the top. This is a buildable blush that isn't overly pigmented - so obviously I really like it because of this!

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush, Ginger Pop - £17.00
The daisy/flower embossed on this blush is literally the cutest thing! It feels so Summery! The name of these blushes are also really cute, because they do literally add a 'pop' of colour to your cheeks! I love this blush a lot because it's not too pigmented, but enough to warrant it's £17 price point. It doesn't apply patchy and it gives off the most natural flush of colour - it's just perfect.

theBalm Fratboy Shadow/Blush - £16.75
You definitely need to be very light handed with this blush, a little goes a very long way and it is v e r y easy to make yourself look like a clown when using this - especially if you're heavy handed! I love the shade of this particular blush, it gives off a very rosy yet natural flush to your cheeks. I can see this lasting such a long time as well, as you do get quite a bit of product in the pan.


What is your all time favourite blush?xoxo
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Monday, 3 April 2017

MONTHLY | Instagram & Blog Faves - March


It looks as if March was a great month for content, both on Instagram and in the blogging world! I have quite a lot of favourites and love every single one of these girls' content.
I'm currently a little behind on reading blog posts, I have a full time job so it's really difficult to juggle everything and make sure I keep on top of creating content, and also reading it!

I know I keep going back to the same bloggers and Instagrammers, but I just can't help it! Hopefully once I've caught up, you'll start to see new appearances. But for now, I'm sure you can all forgive me and agree that these girls' content is a m a z i n g.

Monthly Blog Favourites:


1. | 2. | 3. | 4. | 5. 

Monthly Instagram Favourites:

1. | 2. | 3. | 4. | 5.

I'm forever wishing I created content like these amazing girls! I'm always in awe of how artistic people are and I find it very motivational. I couldn't choose just three blog and Instagram picks this month, but I'm sure you won't mind! 


Share a link with me of your favourite Instagram and blogpost of the month :) xoxo

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

HOME | Mini Primark Candle Haul

I went to Primark last week and discovered their candle range, here's what I bought..
I know, I know, I'm late to the bandwagon yet again! I'm pretty sure most of you already know how awesome Primark's home section is at the moment, but I thought I'd share a very mini haul of the candles I picked up!
I haven't been to Primark in the longest time (it's always too busy for me to even attempt going inside), so it was nice to go one evening in the week a few weeks back now, when it was fairly quiet and I could have a right good scour of the shop!
I also bought two skirts, a black pair of skinny jeans (for £8 - what!?!) and a pair of black boots, alongside the candles - just in case you were wondering what else I picked up!

Pink Orchid Jar Candle, Wild Orchid & Honey - £1.00
I cannot tell you enough how amazing this scent is, it's absolutely b e a u t i f u l and I love it. It's quite a sweet yet floral scent - perfect for the Spring/Summer. It's also a fairly strong smelling candle, considering that this was only £1.

White Madagascan Vanilla Jar Candle, Madagascan Vanilla - £1.00
Vanilla is one of my all time favourite scents, so obviously I had to pop this one in my basket as well! Again, it was only £1 and also is fairly strong. One thing I find super annoying when buying cheap candles is them not being scented at all, so this did not disappoint.

Pink Golden Ashwood Scented Candle - £4.00
You caught me, I pretty much bought this candle for the jar only.. It just so happens to be a bonus that I'm obsessed with the scent as well, which is obviously the whole point of buying a candle! Can we quickly go back and talk about this jar though? Isn't it soo pretty?! I thought it would end up being a great makeup brush holder, once the candle has all been used up, so for £4 this is a steal and has a multipurpose use - bargain!

Pack of Tealight, Wild Orchid & Honey - £1.00
Not gonna lie, these caught my eye as I was paying and I thought they would be a great blog photography prop - just because they're baby pink and super girly and they were only a pound! This is the same scent as the first candle, so obviously I'll also use them for their intended purpose..

I was very pleasantly surprised with Primark's candle section and I will definitely be going back there to stock up on some more, the next time I'm in town! They're so inexpensive yet still hold their scent, which is obviously really important. I would recommend going and checking their section of candles out, if you haven't already, as I think you'll all be as pleased as I was!


Have you ever purchased a candle from Primark before?xoxo

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Monday, 20 March 2017

GUIDE | Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day is fast approaching and it's always great to treat the woman who does absolutely everything for you! I've put together a little gift guide of items, that I know my mum, and plenty of other mums, would be happy to receive this Mother's Day!

Perisecco - Apple, Elderflower & Pear & Posh Chocolates
A good bottle of alcohol and a box of chocolate is always a winner - what woman doesn't love chocolate?! Also, I have recently got into Perisecco and it's soo yummy. They also do different flavours - the watermelon one is soo good!

Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely Perfume
Both myself and my mum wear this perfume and it smells gorgeous! It's a silky white amber fragrance which has top notes of mandarin, bergamot, rosewood, lavender and apple martini - Y U M. So it's quite a fresh yet ever so slightly musky scent. It's also quite inexpensive for a perfume, which is great if you're on a budget!

Molton Brown Hand Cream Set (Christmas Version: Pink Pepperpod, Dewy Lily of the Valley and Star Anise & Rhubarb and Rose)
My boyfriend actually bought this gift set for my mum as a Christmas present. She absolutely loved it because she's constantly moisturising her hands. Every single one of Molton Brown's products smell i n c r e d i b l e and these hand creams are certainly no exception. If you fancy splurging on your mum or gifting her something a little more luxurious, then this will definitely go down an absolute treat.

Cerruti 1881 Perfume
This is my mum's signature fragrance and whenever I smell it, it instantly reminds me of her. She's repurchased (or been re gifted) this perfume a countless number of times, she loves it that much. It's definitely a more mature scent and this always goes down well as a gift for her.

Cath Kidston Mini Hand Cream Set
Everything about Cath Kidston is just so girly and pretty and cute and I just love it (and so does my mum). I know this another hand cream set, but I told ya my mum loves herself some hand cream! These are all floral scented and smell lush* (*Bristolian term meaning; lovely/great/amazing).

Other gift ideas;

Jewellery - I always think of Pandora, as you can normally get a really lovely and personalised charm for you mum, along with the bracelet of course (if she doesn't already have one!).
A bunch of flowers - I don't know about you but my mum is o b s e s s e d with flowers and absolutely loves receiving them. So flowers are always most definitely a winner in my house!
Book - If your mum is into reading then this would make a great gift.
Skincare/lotion set - Mum's don't often get to pamper themselves, as they're always running around trying to take care and look after everyone else. So buying them a beauty/pamper set will give them an excuse to look after themselves, for once!
A voucher (for example; massage, facial, shopping, spa etc.) - I don't know many people who don't enjoy a massage of some form and facials always feel like such a treat. Also, who doesn't love shopping and buying things for themselves?
Concert/show ticket - This is what my sister and I have chosen to gift our mum this Mother's Day, as Bristol Hippodrome is currently showing The Wedding Singer - which my mum loves!
A meal out - Taking your mum out for lunch or dinner is always a winner, as it means they then don't have to cook! 

I hope this little gift guide has helped to inspire you if you're stuck on what to gift your mum this Mother's Day. There are obviously endless gifts and ideas that any mum would be more than appreciative of!


Have you got any other Mother's Day gift ideas?xoxo

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

BEAUTY | Underrated Beauty Products

These are some seriously underrated beauty products that need to be raved about...
I feel as though all of these products are not talked about enough - maybe I'm just living under a rock and haven't heard people mention them, but I read enough blogs and watch enough YouTube videos to see that all of these products aren't being raved about (in my opinion anyway)!
Most of these products are new to my beauty collection and I'm so glad I discovered them. Today they will be given the limelight, to shine and show off how amazing they are.

Lipcoté Browcote - £6.99
I received this little gem in a Glossybox (I think it was December's edition) and I cannot recommend this brow gel enough. I've been looking for a brow gel to replace my Benefit Gimme Brow, but at half the price and I believe I have found it in this little guy. I couldn't be more pleased. It's like super glue for your eyebrows, minus the sort of crusty (I'm so sorry, such a horrible word..) feeling you get when they set in place. It's the perfect size and I love how tiny the applicator is.

NailsInc Nail Polish, Coleville Mews (only available in Gel) - £15.00
I love shades like this, nude's but with a little bit of something to them. I love the more grey toned nudes as well. I received this in a Cohorted beauty box back at the end of 2015 (have you noticed the theme of beauty box love yet?) and I was excited to try it out. I had never tried a NailsInc polish before, but boy was I impressed! The staying and non-chipping power of this nail polish is insane - if I remember rightly, this polish lasted a week on my nails before chipping and even then the chipping was minimal. Very bloody impressive!

YSL Touche Éclat Foundation - £31.50
Another new edition to my makeup collection. I took the plunge and decided to purchase this foundation, as I had heard a couple of great reviews but I wanted to try it for myself. The colour match is perfect - it gives me enough warmth and colour to my corpse like pale face, without looking like it's five shades too dark for me. It lasts all day and just keeps on looking better throughout the day. It gives you a flawless looking finish, that isn't too matte or dewy - it's basically the perfect foundation and you all n e e d it in your makeup loving lives.

Ciate London Wonderland Mascara - £19.50
I briefly spoke about this mascara in my Chloe Morello palette post and it's safe to say that it's been a massive hit with me. I never normally like mascara's like this one - what with the fat wand that normally makes my lashes clumpy - but I seem to be loving it at the moment, paired with my Benefit Roller Lash. They seem to be a match made in heaven right now and I've been using them together pretty much every day!

Garner Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash, 200ml - £3.99 £2.66

Now this is something you all need to go out and buy now! If you thought the normal Micellar water was good, this stuff is even better and it washes your face at the same time - win win!? There is literally no makeup left on my face whatsoever after I have used this facial wash and it's awesome - super quick and easy and so affordable.

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops, Darkening - £10.00
I purchased this bottle of darkening drops (that will last you absolutely ages by the way) towards the end of last year, after I had been away on holiday and my foundation was just ever so slightly too light for me. At first, when I mixed these drops with my foundation it sort of made it go a slightly weird grey shade, but once applied to my face the colour match was perfect and not grey at all! I would definitely recommend these to anyone over purchasing the same expensive foundation in a darker colour!

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick, Sincere - £15.00
Now I don't know why, but I really have not heard much at all about theBalm's liquid lipsticks. I'm hoping my post will make them a little more popular, as they are soo understated and deserve a lot more attention and fuss than they get! To be honest, I purchased this on a whim because I was intrigued to see the quality of these liquid lipsticks as most of theBalm's products are amazing. I was definitely not disappointed at all! This lipstick is one of the best liquid lipsticks I've tried - the longevity is great, they're not drying at all and the pigmentation is as expected - i n s a n e. This lipstick also smells amazing, it's got a minty chocolate vibe to it - sort of like an After Eight!

There are some of the products that I think are underrated in the beauty world at this moment in time! They're all such great products and I would recommend all of them. They're all also fairly new products in my collection, which I love because I don't normally venture away from my normal day-to-day products.
So if you're thinking about taking the plunge and purchasing any of these products, then I urge you to!


What beauty products do you think are underrated and would recommend?xoxo

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Friday, 10 March 2017

BEAUTY | My First Wedding

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity of doing my friend's wedding makeup, on Saturday 18th Feb. Here's how I got on..
My beautiful friend Beth very recently got married and I was so happy (and very nervous) to be asked to do her and her bridesmaids makeup!
I always thought that makeup would be the career path I took, however my lack of confidence has seriously held me back with this. I love makeup and I love making people feel pretty and confident within themselves, so this was a pretty big deal for me.
I absolutely loved how all of the makeup on the girl's turned out and I was surprisingly shocked with all of the amazing feedback I received, it was definitely not something I was expecting and I was sooo pleased - I literally could not stop smiling all day!


I was, surprisingly, chilled out whilst doing Beth's makeup, as she's naturally very pretty so it wasn't difficult to enhance what she already had. Beth also wanted a more natural/minimal look - which I think is great for your wedding day, as you don't want to be completely caked in it. I always find natural makeup looks better in the photographs as well.

All of the bridesmaids were awesome. I didn't stop laughing with them all morning and they really put me at ease, which was really important for me to be able to get the outcome I wanted. Again, a natural look was created on them so that they all matched the bride and looked similar - which was great because I prefer creating a more natural look on other people, as this is normally the look I tend to wear a lot.

I really enjoyed myself and it was definitely great practice. I'm only used to putting makeup on myself and my sister, so it was good to do a variety of very different girls - all with different features, skin tones and eye & eyebrow shape/colour.
I'm hoping that the more I practice, the better and more confident I'll get.

Whilst doing the makeup, I decided to take a few snaps of the girls getting ready. As you all know, I love photography as well and this is also something I need to practice a lot more. Also, their hair was too beautiful not to photograph! 


I hope you all enjoyed seeing the looks I created!xoxo

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