Monday, 21 August 2017

Lipbalm Lovin'




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Have I got a lip balm lovin' post to share with you today! I just had to share my views on the lipbalm that is inspired by the very popular game, Candy Crush and a Reese's lipbalm based on the actual chocolate confection!
I was lovingly sent two flavours to try out and I could not wait to share my thoughts with you.

I was sent Candy Crush Lemonade Lake* and Reese's*.

I am LOVING the packaging! The cute and quirky design definitely catches your eye and would definitely brighten up your make-up bag too!
These balms have got a creamy formula that glides so effortlessly across the lips, my lips got an instant hydration boost and they felt oh-so soft and moisturised.
Lemonade Lake has to be my favourite out of the two, since I love fruity flavours and the scent is spot on! The hubby decided to 'borrow' the Reese's lipbalm ^^ he's got a sweet tooth and we actually both were glad that it didn't have any colour pay off because I don't either of us could rock an orange lip haha! It did however give a lovely sweetly scented sheen to the lips
These lipbalms have certainly got a novelty factor and will definitely give your lips a sweetly scented glaze. It sits comfortably on the lips but don't expect it to heal chapped lips instead expect a quick fix of hydration with a subtle shine.
These lipbalms are perfect for when you're on the move and in need of a quick moisture fix. I currently have Lemonade Lake in my make-up bag and I love wearing it daily before applying my favourite lipstick.


What do you think of these cute lipbalms and which one would you choose?

xoxo

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette* Review






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Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette - £10.99*

What is it?
A luminescent highlighting palette that contains a range of five stunning shades in a mixture of cream and powder textures. This palette can also be used to illuminate your eyelids, lips and cheeks! Such a fun palette to experiment with!

My thoughts
Say hello to the most prettiest highlighting compact ever! The shiny silver compact certainly catches your attention and once you open up the compact you are greeted with five stunning unicorn-esque highlighters and a very good clear mirror too!
The compact contains both powder and cream formulations, allowing you to really play around with the different highlighters, so far I have used both the pink and gold powders and the light gold cream and I am loving all of those. I still have not really used the green and blue highlighters and I think those will look great on the eyes rather than the cheeks or lips. The blue may of come in a smaller amount but it has the most shine and glitz, sure was fun swatching all of these too.
I really do think Sleek have made a good quality palette that is easy to use and gives you that wow factor that will definitely make you look 'lit'

Overall I am really impressed by this palette and I think we all need to have this in our collection, if you get a chance, do swatch these if you happen to be at Superdrug so you can see how insanely stunning the highlighters look because my pictures certainly did not do any justice. The ultimate princessy highlighter!

Check it out here: link

Available to buy at here: link


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

My Favourite Lip Duo From Essence Cosmetics





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Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss in 'La Vie Est Belle'
Essence Longlasting Lipstick in 'Nude Love'

It's a fact. Essence Cosmetics are definitely one of my favourite brands when it comes to super quality products without breaking the bank and today's review is all about the latest two additions in my Essence lip collection. Read on to see me rave about these gems!

Lipstick Lovin'
I think I already own four or five other shades from this lipstick line and boy oh boy! Do they mean business! This is the perfect nude shade for easy everyday wear. It can suit any skintone and it wears so comfortably on the lips, giving you perfect shine everytime. It feels so moisturising on the lips and is very buildable. These particular lipsticks have a longer lasting power and can wear from up to 4-5 hours depending if you have eaten or if you have had something to drink. Now for some that may seem like a small amount of time but for the price you really cannot complain. I also like how you can see the colour of the lipstick shade by the band around the case so you can definitely collect these and arrange them in a lipstick holder.

Matte lips for life
I still LOVE the matte lip trend and it was the only lip product left to try from Essence. I am so glad I picked up this product and shade because it is amazing!! This beautiful milky pink shade looks so stunning on and it has the most creamiest mousse-like formulation ever! It doesn't even feel like you are wearing a matte lip product because some can feel very drying and uncomfortable. This wears for a good amount of time before it starts to leave a little pink tint on the lips. I can imagine how great the darker shades must be if this one is really good. If you love scented lip products then you'll love this one because it has this really yummy vanilla scent which I personally do not mind and it is not overpowering at all. A very pigmented lip product with extremely high coverage.

Essence Cosmetics are available both online and in store at Wilko and the best part? both lip products are only... wait for it... £2.30!!! 

Check out the lipstick here and lipgloss here

Have you tried Essence Cosmetics?

Friday, 4 August 2017

JewelCandle* Review in Candy Floss Earrings Edition








Check out this cool candle concept! Read on to see what I thought of the Jewel Candle!

What is it?
Jewel Candle is a 100% handmade candle that contains a jewellery surprise which they claim to be high-quality(Warranted 925 Silver Jewellery)and between the value of £10-£250. Each Earring candle is said to last around 45-60 hours before the jewel can be removed, while the larger candles lasts around the 90-125 hours mark. Jewel Candles come in four forms, Ring,Pendant,Bracelet and Earring candles. The Ring, Pendant and Bracelet candles are all large in size and Earring candles are slightly smaller. There is also a Jewel Bath where the jewellery surprise is hidden inside the bath bomb or bath cupcake! How cool is that?! The candles also come in a whole host of scents from Candy Floss to Blueberry Pancakes! The candle I received is in the scent Candy Floss.

Price
The Candy Floss Jewel Candle retails at £19.95 and is available to purchase on the Jewel Candle website.

Packaging
The candle comes in a big sturdy glass jar complete with lid. Now that my candle is fully burnt, I plan on reusing the jar to store either makeup brushes or some extra beauty bits, so handy!

My thoughts
When I first heard about Jewel Candle, I was amazed at the concept, I just love unique products like this and as soon as I got my candle, I started to burn it straight away but making sure I had a cuppa and some biccies ready too! The scent is sweet but not sickly sweet, it has a warm cozy like scent which smells lovely and makes you want to cozy up with some sweet treat and wear some super cute PJs. The scent lingers really well without being too over the top. The earrings were wrapped up in a foil package and was around the middle so I definitely knew it would take a while to reach it. I was getting so impatient because I really, really wanted to see the earrings. So many hours later I was able to use my tweezers and carefully pull out the little foil package and I was greeted with the cutest ever Fuschia pink studs with little diamonds on the sides of the design. I was so happy with what I got from the candle. My earrings also contained a sticker which had a unique code to find out the actual price of my prize. I went on the Jewel Candle website and entered in the code and the worth of these earrings was £25 which wasn't bad at all!

Overall
I personally love the whole idea and element of surprise of the candles. I do also think that the candles make a great gift idea. I was very happy with my stud earrings and I have already worn them so many times. I would definitely recommend Jewel Candle since there are so many delightful scents to choose from as well as different jewellery pieces to suit your liking.

Have you tried Jewel Candle?

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Quench your skin with the New L'Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water Moisturiser*




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L'Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water Moisturiser*

What is it?
The first ever 'skin drink' moisturiser that locks in 72 hours of moisture for fresh, glowing skin! There are two types of moisturisers available: normal to dry and normal to combination.
This new moisturiser is inspired by Asian skincare and it contains aloe water and hyaluronic acid to deliver pure moisture and give that instant refreshed feeling without overloading the skin.

My thoughts
I had read so many reviews from people and bloggers and everyone sure is raving about this new skin care product,from the prettiest blue glass packaging to the the way this makes everyone's skin feel. It was all said. I really wanted to use this for a good time before reporting back and I need to say this, believe the hype people! This stuff is insanely good and I don't think I'll ever use anything else. This has a gel like formulation and as soon as I apply this, my skin gets this instant fresh feeling and my skin feels so hydrated. It is definitely a skin drink, crazy as it sounds but I actually do feel like my skin has drank in the goodness and I have also noticed a change in my complexion too. I was sceptical since it has a gel like consistency, I thought it was going to feel sticky or take a while to absorb into the skin but it really doesn't, it's more lightweight and a joy to use. The claim 'fresh as water, hydrating as a cream' does define this product and I couldn't think of anything better to describe this myself. Lastly the scent is to die for, it has this really amazing summer spa like scent that instantly reminds me of sunny days. I always apply this before starting on my make-up since this makes a really good base too!

Hats off L'Oreal! I really am super impressed by this moisturiser and I definitely recommend that you try it out as soon as!
You can buy it here - link and here - link /£9.99*

Have you tried this? What are your thoughts on it?

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Pretty Prom Dresses From Sherry London*


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Sherry London*

Who are they?
Sherry London are an online global retailer and it is dresses galore! Sherry London sell everything from Prom Dresses to even Wedding dresses. They have so many styles too! From timeless looks to the latest on trend style, there is something for everyone.
The Prom Dresses in particular are my favourite! They're so pretty to look at.

Prom Dress options
The Vintage Prom Dress collection is certainly pleasing to the eye, the dresses are made with tulle or chiffon and with lace detailing, it is sure to turn heads. The dresses scream retro style but with a twist and the dresses are so elegant and flowy too.
If you are looking for something that is a more budget friendly then the Cheap Prom Dress option is for you, the look and quality still is lovely but more purse friendly, I spotted some fabulous mint green and lemon yellow dresses that still look expensive and there are many length options to choose from.
LOVE the colour red? then you are in for a treat because Sherry London stock some amazing Red Prom Dress options to choose from, they all are flowy and floor length gowns that definitely deserves attention. Red to me is a colour of confidence, whether it be a fiery red lipstick or an item of clothing.
If you want to make a prominent entry then the Black Prom Dress option is there too! Their black prom dresses definitely makes a statement and you'll bound to impress!
I personally LOVE the colour blue so I would opt for a Blue Prom Dress from the vast collection of pretty sky and powder blue gowns that scream Cinderella style!


 
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What do you think of Sherry London? Which dress is your favourite?

*This post contains sponsored content 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Pastel Hema Stationery and Accessories Haul




Alphabet Stickers - 0.75p
Geometric shape stickers - was 0.75p now 0.50p
Simple white labels - £1


Mint green and gold bracelet - was £2.00 now £1.50
Assortment of blue stud earrings - was £2.50 now £1.50
Assortment of blue and pearl bracelets - was £2.00 now £1.50
Pastel pink heart necklace - was £3.00 now £1.50


Mint green cat print a5 notebook - £3.50
Liquid light up pen - £1.50
Pastel pink rollerball pen - now 0.50p


I LOVE a good ol' browse in stationery shops but it also means that alot of the items end up in my basket. It has been ages since I last visited Hema and I went in at the right time because SALES!

I think I managed to pick up some good bits and some accessories which I have never bought from Hema before!

Stationery Love
I love personalising items so I grabbed the colourful alphabet stickers and I picked up some labels because it's always handy to have those at hand. In the sale section I found a pack of cute pastel geometric shape stickers which are going straight to my collection! What is it about stickers?! I just cannot seem to have enough. I bought two pens... Don't think I needed it but one lights up and the other was pastel pink and on sale. I think the glitter and red hearts in the light pen are sooo cute! ^^ Lastly I picked up a notebook. This I think will become my main book for lists, planning and blog post ideas and I cannot wait to decorate it like crazy!

Cute Accessories
I have never bought accessories from here and I managed to find some gems hidden at the back of the rail. I picked up a set of cute stud earrings, a dainty necklace and two different types of bracelets. I seem to have a theme when it comes to picking out stationery and accessories, PASTEL HEAVEN! Is what comes to mind, I just can't get enough of lighter colours. I think my favourite piece would have to be the heart necklace because I was looking for a simple chain necklace.

I am so happy with my purchases! Have you visited Hema before and what stuff do you buy at Hema?


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Bakerdays Letterbox Cake* Review










Love the idea of personalised cakes? I know I do! I was lovingly sent a Letterbox Cake* to review and boy! Did it not disappoint!

A bit about Bakerdays

Bakerdays is a personalised celebration cake specialist, providing cakes for ALL types of occasions. There are so many delicious recipes to choose from, you can pick a traditional vanilla sponge to a lovely lemon drizzle option.
They're available to deliver for 6 days a week and if you order before 2 pm, you'll be eligible for next day delivery! How convenient!

My Bakerdays experience

The Letterbox cake actually fits through the letterbox! That is want really astonished me, I didn't think it would be possible for a cake to fit through and I was so worried about the cake when it would drop after the postie would put it through but it was actually ok!
The cake came packaged in a very sturdy cardboard box and when I opened it there was a small card, a pack with balloons, candles and a party whistle blower. Everything you could possibly need to make that moment extra special. This is such a neat little touch that makes the package an overall fun experience to open. The cake came in a keepsake tin which I know I will be using later. I opted for a photo cake that featured my hubby and son. There wasn't an occasion to celebrate so I decided to dedicate this cake to the hubs, for just being my rock and for being such a supportive and caring husband and father too!
We was amazed at the quality and colours on the cake, it was very vibrant and the words were placed well too!
I opted to go for the traditional vanilla sponge and oh my word! It tasted amazing and for something that was being sent because it literally tasted like cake out of a bakery, so fresh, moist and full of flavour. The icing wasn't too sweet so you can definitely scoff more than one slice, you get 3-4 servings out of this cake and I am so glad I chose the traditional sponge option as the icing adds just the right amount of sweetness to the mix.
A Letterbox cake costs £14.99 which I think is an ok price since it contains extras as well as being personalised too! The quality and taste of the cake is so worth it though!
We all really enjoyed this cake and I would definitely recommend Bakerdays for a special occasion for friends and family.

What do you think about the Letterbox cake?

Friday, 14 July 2017

Bedtime Beauty Routine (Cute Edition)




There's nothing I like more than an organised skincare routine and I enjoy a little self care routine before bed. It's the perfect time to unwind, apply all those lotions and potions and obviously remove make-up which is SO important!

Step one - Cleanse, tone and moisturise
I always make sure to take the time out for this really important step. My skin instantly feels and looks cleaner and I know that my make-up has been completely removed, which means a cleaner and fresher base to work with when I wake up. At the moment I am using the Clarins skincare range and what a difference it has made to my skin! 

Step two - Atmosphere
Atleast an hour before sleeping, I put my phone on silent and turn off the wi-fi, as much as it is tempting, it will keep you awake and thinking rather than feeling relaxed so this is a must for me. Next I spray the room with a room mist, I have nearly finished this lavender pillow spray. I spray the room and pillows since lavender really drifts me off to a perfect night's sleep.

Step three - Bedside beauty
You will always find three products on my bedside table: an eye-cream, lip balm and some handcream. I get under the duvet and start applying all my key favourites. An eye cream will help to reduce any darkness under the eyes and make your eyes feel soothed while a lipbalm will nourish and re-hydrate the lips, the Clarins lip perfector is my all time favourite and a trusty hand cream will sort out any dry skin and since they do so much in the day, you cannot afford to miss this step so do invest in a good hand cream!


What is your bedtime beauty routine? 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

NEW: Oh K! Korean Beauty Products Review






Meet Oh K! The only essentials beauty and lifestyle range you'll ever need!

Oh K! was inspired by their love for Korea, by capturing the essence of K beauty style along with a cute colour scheme and quirky packaging and cute characters.

An interesting fact, Koreans take great pride in their appearance and are very passionate about beauty products, so much that they are atleast 12 years ahead of the rest of the world in beauty innovation!! Seeing the products and reading their descriptions, I can definitely see how innovative it is and boy! Am I excited to try it out, especially the face masks since I am a huge face mask junkie.

Recently I was lovingly sent a fair amount of beauty bits to try out and you can see how insta-worthy all the products are!

Panda animal sheet face mask - £4.00*
This mask promises to rehydrate and smooth out the skin as well as adding dewy radiance back into the skin. I am so excited to try this one out as it sounds like the perfect mask! Something I would definitely go for and how cute is that panda?

Character Lip Balm Duo - £8.95*
The cutest pair of lipbalms ever! One is a cat and the other is a bear *awws* both balms are dome shaped and are easy and fun to use. Cotton candy and White peach are the flavours which makes it much more fun than the usual strawberry lip balm, definitely one of my favourites!

Exfoliating Face Pads - £5.00*
Each pack contains two pads, get super soft skin by using your favourite daily cleanser with these pads, it will definitely help by removing more dead skin cells and it will stimulate microcirculation too! Win! These pads are reusable and should be an essential in your skincare routine.

Mini Tattoos - £4.00*
THE CUTEST! These mini tattoos are so fun and cute, now you can wear cute lil designs without pain or commitment. The designs include: stars, clouds and bows! You can really have fun with this and make a statement!

This is just a sample of what Oh K! Have to offer, there's even a cat trinket tray, scented erasers, mini coloured pencils necklace and much more! I know I will be splurging on more of the items.

Check out the Oh K! website here - link and I am happy to say that you can easily find Oh K! products in Boots! check out the range here! - link

What do you think of Oh K! Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Tiny Treat Boutique Macaron Earrings*




LOVE quirky yet cute accessories than you will LOVE Tiny Treat Boutique! This post comes at you today in collaboration with Tiny Treat Boutique and their gorgeous pair of Pastel pink macaron earrings*
Caroline (the store owner) very kindly sent me this beautiful pair of earrings and I could not believe how realistic it looked.

A bit about Caroline and her fantastic work
Caroline owns her own shop on etsy which you can view here
she sells her jewellery in her store and at fairs too! The pieces can totally be customised depending on your colour choices or sizes, she runs workshops in Brighton, does kid's parties and makes craft kits with her sister which can be found here which are totally cute!!!
She's been on tv! On the program called Crafty Beggars
She's also been featured in a magazine too where she's explaining how she started this very cute business
Lastly Caroline has started making wedding cake replica jewellery, such a neat idea!

Talk about one very talented lady and once you browse her etsy page, you'll definitely be spoilt for choice! she sells everything from carrot cake earrings to the golden lindt bunny necklace.The ultimate foodie's dream.

My earrings came packaged in a little silver box along with a cute pastel business card and a thank you note. It's all about the little things.
The actual earrings are stunning and look just like macarons you would find at a patisserie. The attention to detail is amazing and for such small earrings too!
I have found myself reaching out to these studs and I think I have worn it everyday ever since I have got them, can you tell I'm obsessed?!
I'm so happy with mine and I know I will be looking to spoil myself with another piece, how fab does the pick n mix necklace look?

What do you think about these earrings? Do you think food themed jewellery should be a trend? Let me know in the comments below!


A huge thank you to Caroline for my earrings and for working with me on this very cute collab!*