2015 Favourites

I’ve tried and tested a lot of different products throughout the past year and thought I would share my favourites with you!

Benetint

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This rose coloured lip and cheek tint blends seamlessly and lasts all day long. It’s a bit pricey at £25 but totally worth it!

Topshop lipstick in ‘Inhibition’

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This lipstick is a gorgeous dark berry colour which is perfect for Christmas parties! It goes on smoothly and leaves an incredibly pigmented matte finish which lasts for hours – even after eating!

Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Pac

These sachets only cost £1 or less and are great for pampering yourself. This one is for combination/oily skin as it cleanses pores but there are lots of different ones to suit your skins needs.

Prada Candy perfume

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This has been my go-to perfume this year. It is described as a ‘unique signature in keeping with the traditions of High Perfumery, combining Laotian benzoin, a synthetic Caramel accord and a more neutral cocktail of musk.’

Benefit Gimme Brow

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This product leaves my brows looking even and defined yet still natural. It retails at around £18, however i’ve used this one everyday for 8 months and it’s only starting to run out now!

NYX soft matte lip cream

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These lip creams glide on smoothly and then don’t budge! They’re also extremely buildable and can be put on lightly for everyday and layered up for a dark, bold look. I bought this one from Feelunique.com as they aren’t available in the UK yet.

Real Techniques brushes

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These brushes blend my makeup flawlessly and are well priced at around £8 each.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo

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This cream eye shadow is great on its own or as a base as it doesn’t crease and conceals any discolouration on the lids. It retails for around £5.

What were your favourite products in 2015?

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My Top 3 Body Moisturisers

With the winter months fast approaching my skin has been desperate for some extra hydration. These three moisturisers are my absolute favourite and leave my skin feeling soft and supple all year round!

#1

Palmers Cocoa Butter

This moisturiser not only smells amazing but leaves skin feeling irresistibly smooth. It also comes in a handy pump bottle and is perfect for everyday use as its thick without being too heavy.

Depending on the size, this retails at around £5

#2

Soap and Glory ‘The righteous butter’

This body butter is amazing! Its so thick and creamy and is absolutely perfect if your skin needs a little boost.

Depending on the size, this retails at around £10

#3

Aveeno ‘Daily moisturising lotion’

As it states in the title, this lotion is perfect for everyday use as it doesn’t have an overwhelming scent and sinks in within a few minutes. It also comes in a pump bottle which is extremely convenient.

Retails at around £7.50

What’s your favourite moisturiser?

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7th Heaven Pulped Papaya Hair Masque

My hair has been extremely dry and lacklustre lately so I purchased this mask a few days ago hoping that it would help put some life back into my hair. I usually use coconut oil on my hair but i’ve been so busy lately and just wanted a quick pick me up, this mask is absolutely perfect for that!

All I did was wash my hair using my OGX Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo then applied the entire sachet on my hair starting with the ends then massaged the rest into the roots. After around 5 minutes (or however long it takes you to wash, shave etc) I rinsed it all out and was left with gorgeously soft volumised hair. For £1 I will definitely be repurchasing!

Have any of you tried it?

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Review: Liz Earle Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil

Finally, an oil for fine hair!


I’ve tried and tested multiple different oils for my fine yet frizzy hair over the past few years and had almost given up my search until I tried this. The Liz Earle botanical shine nourishing hair oil is extremely lightweight and can be used either before blow drying to minimise drying time and protect against heat, or after to help tame fly away and smooth the hair. I personally like to use it prior to drying as I feel it is most effective at keeping my hair looking sleek, but if i notice any fly aways afterwards i’ll use it to help with those too.
My hair has honestly never felt so healthy and strong, and along with doing my coconut oil hair mask (which I mention in my haircare routine for long hair)  once a week I’ve noticed a huge reduction in split ends.

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Why not give it a go and see how it works for your hair type?
Whats your holy grail hair product?

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Hair Of The Day

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I created these soft curls/waves using the ‘headband curls’ method i found on Youtube. It’s extremely easy and heat free, so try it out for yourself by following this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLeSKaPaUOA

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

My favourite this week is Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

I’ve been using this for a few months now and absolutely love it, it makes my skin so soft and doesn’t irritate it at all . I’ve also noticed that my spots have cleared up a lot and my skin looks extremely healthy; it smells divine too which is always a plus!

It costs around £12.95 which may seem pricey, but for such a good quality product it’s worth it.

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

My favourite this week is Garnier Ambre Solaire Aftersun Tan Maintainer.

I absolutely love this product, it deepens and darkens my tan whilst soothing my skin after a day in the sun. It also sinks in really quickly and leaves my skin looking supple and radiant.

The after sun retails at around £7.99 which is really good as a little goes a long way.

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Top 3 Face Masks

Having oily, sensitive skin makes finding face masks that work an impossible challenge, they always seem to be too harsh and leave my skin feeling irritated and raw. Finally, after a lot of awful experiences, I’ve found three masks that do wonderful things to my skin.

I’m going to tell you about each of them, in no particular order.

The Body Shop’s Honey & Oat 3 In 1 Scrub Mask

This mask is absolutely brilliant, I use it once a week to soften and gently exfoliate my skin. I would recommend it for all skin types as it is gentle but gives great results as it is so moisturising. It also smells lovely and is easy to apply.

Retails at £9

The Body Shop’s Warming Mineral Mask

I’ve been using this mask for years now, and could honestly never replace it. I use it once a week to give my skin a deep cleanse. It gently warms up when  applied to the skin so it can unclog pores and prevent spots. When rinsed off after the five minutes, it leaves the skin feeling squeaky clean, yet not dry and tight.

Retails at £9

Sanctuary Moisture Boosting Mask

I use this mask whenever my skin is looking dull as it gives the skin a gorgeous healthy glow.  It also seems to calm redness and improves my skin tone and texture.

Retails at £2.03 per sachet

I hope I’ve helped anyone who is struggling to find a good mask.
Do any of you have a favourite face mask?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

My favourite this week is Avon Naturals Vanilla Shake Body Lotion.

This body lotion is extremely moisturising and smells absolutely amazing! It leaves your skin soft and supple with a light vanilla scent which lasts all day, meaning there’s no need for perfume.

It’s also on sale at the minute for £1.50 so buy it now!

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10 Favourite Items In My Wardrobe

I’ve seen this tag on various fashion blogs and thought I would give it a go. I tag all of you to join in too.

All you have to do is pick out your 10 favourite clothing items, say where they’re from and what you like about them.

From left to right:

  • Tu green dress with zip detail – I love this dress,  its so flattering and looks great with a pair of brown sandals and minimal accessories.
  • Jane Norman black button down dress – This dress is extremely basic yet flattering and can be dressed up or down for different occasions.
  • M Butterfly dress with flower top – This dress is really pretty and girly. It’s also extremely flattering as it accentuates my waist.
  • House Of Fraser leather jacket – This jacket is absolutely gorgeous and goes with almost everything. The leather is also extremely soft and hugs my figure perfectly.
  • Warehouse trench coat – I got this last year, and haven’t stopped wearing it since. It makes me feel really grown up and I love the way it looks.

From left to right:

  • Gap striped halter neck top – I love this top, it hangs really nice and looks great in the summer. The rope strap detail is also very unique.
  • Blue Skirt – My mam made this suede skirt when she was younger and recently gave it to me. It looks amazing when worn with a basic white t-shirt and sandals.
  • Tkmaxx lace shirt – This shirt looks great with a plain vest and jeans as it adds detail and makes the outfit look more girly.
  • H&M suede jacket – I love this jacket as it is a great alternative to my biker jacket during the summer. It also adds colour to a plain outfit.
  • Denim jacket – This jacket was actually my dads, but I changed it to fit me and added flower detail to the pocket and cuffs. I love it because it is one of a kind.
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