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The Product You Need For Long Black Lashes


So, yet again Rimmel London have come out with another 'breakthrough' mascara. The Scandaleyes Reloaded Smudge Proof Mascara. This mascara claims to be their best one yet, with the product being blacker than ever and the brush being their largest, 30% denser and wider and with more fine bristles to be able to coat every single lash.

I have been through my fair share of low and high end mascaras and always find the high street mascaras to come out on top as my own personal favourites. I normally go for a smaller wand mascara as I tend to find myself wearing a pair of flash lashes on most days so I only need a small mascara that does the trick for my bottom lashes.

After giving this mascara a go I can definitely say I am a big fan. There is no fall out and lasts all day at full intensity. It definitely lives up to do what it is advertised to do and be humidity proof, sweat proof and smudge proof. This mascara is hard to budge throughout the day but really easy to wipe off with a simple make up wipe and micellar water, which is quite handy for those days when you just want to take your full face off.

You can pick this up at boots here: or any high street make up shop.

Let me know if you give this a go!

Finding That Perfect Mascara


Not all eyelashes are the same, there is such a variety of options when it comes to mascara. What type of wand, length of wand, black or brown. There are also so many different techniques with applying your mascara depending on how you want your lashes to look. Do you want length, separation or thickness? 


If your lucky enough to have long natural lashes, there is so much option with what you can do. You can pretty much use any mascara to create your desired look. You can add a little lift or curl to open up your eye or drag your lashes to the side for a sexy, feline cat eye. 


Choosing a smaller, thin wand will help enhance shorter lashes, if the wand has dense bristles it can capture every individual lash to extend and coat them evenly to give you a bold lash effect and high definition. 


Are you stuck with those straight lashes that don't like to curl upwards? I certainly am. I've got so used to just chucking on a pair of lashes but have never used a lash curler before now. This is definitely a must and helps a lot to lift those stubborn lashes. I also use the technique when using a bushy mascara brush of rolling the wand as I apply. This helps a lot to coat the lashes to thicken them up ready for the eyelash curler to work its magic. 

Just a quick short, sweet and hopefully informative post for your guys. I had a bit of time off but I'm back now and hopefully be blogging 2-3 times a week! More soon to come! 

Manuka Doctor: Lip Enhancer, Facial Peel & Rapid Lift Mask.


Hey guys, it's been a while right? To put a long story short it's been a busy few months. There have been some big life changes. First of all I moved again into another flat of my own which I am slowly falling in love with...I'm sure there will be a 'home decor' blog post to follow! I have also been working a lot and just finding my feet in what I want to do. 

I am back now and will start to organise my blog better, I promise! I want to dedicate a day or two during a week where I will put a post up and interact with you guys more as my audience is growing and i'd love to reach out to you guys more and find out what you like to read!

Now to stop rambling and down to the amazing collaboration that I have managed to do with Manuka Doctor. The first time I saw Manuka Doctor was on Kourtney Kardashians instagram and thats when I discovered that this brand used bee venom and honey. This definitely made me want to try these out to see what results it gave my skin. I can definitely say after trying a lot of creams and mixing up my skincare routine multiple times this has been my favourite routine to do with noticeable results of fuller, firmer skin. Not to mention the smell of these product is amazing.   


The Purifying Facial Peel is the most addictive product for me. I am obsessed with using this  in my night routine once or twice a week. It leaves my skin feeling baby smooth and freshly plumped and appears a lot firmer. I love the concept of being able to put this on your skin, leave it for 10 minutes and you can see it clearing out your pores and cleaning up your skin and then just peeling it off it's so simple and quick. This product uses bee venom and Manuka honey to leave the skin glowing and looking very healthy.  


My lips have been loving me ever since I've started refreshing them with this beautiful lip enhancer. This lip enhancer has been clinically proven to plump your lips up in just 5 minutes which is truly does. The results are incredible if you're looking for that perfect pout. When first applied it gives your lips a strong tingling and plumping sensation and refreshes your lips intensity for full moisture that lasts days. The best bit is that it tastes like peppermint, so delicious! 


This mask has become part of my skincare routine on a daily basis. It is so easy to apply without having to worry about washing a stubborn mask off and only takes 10 minutes to work its magic. This creamy formula goes on your skin so smooth and smells divine. After you leave it to dry and plump out your skin all you have to do is wipe the excess off with a wipe. Easy as that! This has made my skin so much clearer just after a few applications and makes my make up application so much smoother. Thought the day my skin just feels fresher and constantly hydrated. This mask has won many awards and you can visibly see why! Definitely a must have Manuka product. 

Let me know if you try any of these products or are a big fan of the Manuka Doctor products already. I am very grateful to get the chance to try out these products. 

Soap & Glory Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick


Hi guys. So i'm back with another product that I have purchased in the last month that featured in my June Favourites, if you want to check that out click here. I decided to purchase this product simply because I am still trying to find the perfect contour shade for my skin but wanted a change from a matte finish. 

After some research I found this beauty, it was advertised as a shimmer brick and guaranteed to give you that sun kissed natural glow. I was really eager to give it a try after swatching it, the colour was beautiful. 

The best part about this product is that it has many uses. It can be used as a rose gold blush to add shimmer to your cheekbones. I personally like to swirl my brush round all the product and use it to warm up the outer contours of my face as a bronzer. The colours mixed together give a beautiful champagne gold with a slight shimmer, so catches the light perfectly to give you a bronzed look. 

Soap & Glory have some lovely products for that summery, bronzed make up look. It was so hard to decide what one I wanted to give a try, but this has been my favourite purchase and definitely changed my make up game. 

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette


I am back again with another Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette as I find these palettes amazing for the price, definitely one of my favourite highlighters of all time. This time round I am reviewing the Solstice Palette. You can check out the review I did of the Precious Metals highlight palette here

I saw some amazing reviews of this palette and wanted to try it myself and since i've bought it, i've used it everyday since. This palette is very versatile and includes two baked powders, one cream formula and one silky, shimmering powder. All the formulas are very highly pigmented, you have to be careful how much you put on the brush! They have a very metallic finish and glide on the skin giving a flawless finish. 

The packaging is gorgeous in a metallic gold compact and comes with a mirror and a mini applicator brush, which comes in handy on the go. As you can tell in the pictures my go to pan is the bottom left highlight powder called 'Subsolar' this gives me such a luminous glow and blends in really well with my other make up. 

Just as a little tip on how I use the palette: I use the top left corner highlighting cream 'Ecliptic' to highlight my brow bone, I then use 'Subsolar' (bottom left) to highlight my cheekbones and cupids bow, then finally add highlight down my nose and other places on my skin that hit the light with 'Equinox' (bottom right).

June Favourites 2016


Hey guys. So today I put together my absolute favourites products that I have been using a lot the last month that I have fallen in love with. Most of them are make up products but I have included my favourite skincare product, favourite scent and of course my go to false lashes. I hope you find something that you want to try! 

Sleek Solstice Highlight Palette £9.99 -

This highlighter honestly is my favourite drugstore highlighter. I have watched the colours in the last picture and as you can see each swatch is super pigmented. They last all day and just give you an amazing glow on the skin. 

Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Body Lotion currently £3.49 -

I enjoy the Dove derma spa range and this is one of my favourite moisturisers in the collection. The best part of this product is it gives you silky, smooth skin but also leaves you with a nice golden glow with the self tanner in the lotion. It's a rich moisturiser, very good if you have dry skin. 

Soap and Glory Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick - £9.00 -

I adore this bronzer so much. I prefer the illuminated bronze look rather than the matte, this is perfect for contouring and using the lighter colour as a highlight and great for the price. This product lasts a long time and is very pigmented as you can see in the swatch. It leaves a lovely rosy bronzed glow. 

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Fixing Spray - £5.50 -

After trying so many different fixing sprays this has to be the one that i've noticed a difference in the length of time my make up stays perfect. For the price that it is, I will definitely be purchasing this again. It's a very fine mist so doesn't leave you feeling sticky and gives your skin amazing hydration throughout the day. 

Eyelure Exaggerate 143 Lashes - £6.99 -

These lashes haven't just been my favourite for this month, they have been my go to for years now. They are so natural and wispy and are the perfect lash to enhance your natural lashes. 

Maybelline Colour Drama Lipstick (Nude Perfection) - £4.99 -

I love the concept of these lip crayons they are so creamy and last a very long time on the lips. They aren't drying at all and you hardly need to top these up. I love this nude colour, it's my personal ideal nude and goes with everything. Definitely my favourite lip product of the month.

The Bodyshop Coconut Body Mist - £7.50 -

This has been my daily scent for months now. I am obsessed with the smell of this body mist, it's so tropical and fresh. It also lasts for a long time, they have an amazing range of body mist scents so definitely worth trying them out!

July Wishlist


Here as some pieces I put together that I am currently loving from Asos. I will put the links to the items after the end of each category. Have fun browsing the products!


Grey Croc Embossed Suede Tote Bag - 
Quay Australia Muse Pink Mirrored Oversized Aviator Sunglasses -
Los Angeles Pointed Cage Ballet Flats -
New Look Rose Gold Watch -
Ted Baker Nude Strap Heels -
Rose Gold Arm Cuff -
Public Desire Blake Tie Up Heeled Shoes -
 Quay Australia x Desi On The Low Sunglasses -
Talent Tie Leg Wedge -


Paddy wax Apothecary Candle in Verbena and Eucalyptus -
Temerity Jones Kasbah Copper String Lights -
Believe in Yourself You are Amazing Print -
Sass Belle Arrows Jewellery Holder -
Capri Blue Gilded Muse Candle -
Sass Belle Retro Arrow Print Sign -
I am Very Busy Agenda Notepad -
Temerity Jones Gold Star Candle Holder-
New Look Pop Insta Pin -


Benefit High Brow -
NYX Pro Lip Cream Palette -
Eyelure Enchanted Lashes -
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette -
James Read Sleep Mask Body Tan -
Sister & Co Coconut Oil - 
Ren Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil -
Illamasqua Beyond Highlight and Illuminator -
Nude by nature touch of glow highlight -


New Look Sleeveless Belted Blazer -
Boohoo Satin Bomber -
Wrap Front Jersey Jumpsuit -
Missguided Lace Kimono Sleve Playsuit -
Asos Embroidered Beach Short Co-ord -
Gestuz Bardot Blouse -
River Island Stripe Shirt -
Asos Lounge Off Shoulder Raw Edge Sweat -
Asos Scallop Hem Jersey Shorts -


Lattice Strap Plunge Crop Bikini Top -
Diamond Textured Wrap Neck Swimsuit -
Tie Shoulder Swing Maxi Beach Dress -
Deep Plunge Oversize Tie Playsuit -
Mix and Match Mono Snake Print Top -
Boohoo Daisy Lazer Cut Plunge Swimsuit -
Wrap Front Chiffon Maxi Kaftan -
Mesh Panel Cupped Swimsuit -
Bikini Lab Beaded Detail Triangle Bikini -

Hope you found something you like! 

Perfect Your Tan


Mastering that perfect self tan can be an absolute master piece once you've cracked it. We all have those problem areas that we can't seem to hack to get that perfect bronze colour we all crave. So I've decided to share some tips with you that I feel really work for me, and might answer some of your questions when it comes to your fake tanning routine. 

Ensuring your hands and ankles are thoroughly moisturised as these are definitely drier areas. I always find it helps just using the residue on the mitt to tan your hands and ankles rather than a whole pump of tan. You need to lightly sweep over these areas to create a natural, non blotchy tan. As for your back, one tip that I have learnt from other bloggers is to just turn the mitt around on your hand and you'll be able to reach a larger area of your back that way. If you are using a spray tan, try and buy one that has a 360 degree spray, these make it a a lot easier to reach those difficult areas. 

On average, I find that 3 pumps per arm is the ideal coverage. 6 pumps per leg will cover nice and evenly and 5 for your torso and back and then repeat to your desired colour. For the face I tend to mix half a pump of tan with moisturiser, also spread the tan lengthways. I know it's tempting to rub it in, in a circular motion, but gliding the mitt lengthways down your body will give you a streak free tan. 

To avoid drying out your skin I tend to use an oil base moisturiser. I either mix this in with the tan when applying, or apply before I tan. That way your body will be super hydrated and the tan will sink into the oil giving you a nice, hydrated glow. 

When reading about loads of different types of tans and different brands that offer all 4 of these options. It all depends on what type of look you are wanting to achieve. The spray is the closest to what you are going to get when having a professional spray tan, if done properly. The sprays tend to give the lightest colour out of them depending on how much you build up the spray, these products tend to last the shortest amount of time. A mousse is a quick drying tan and easy to apply as it soaks into the skin easily and develops the quickest leaving you streak free. A lotion tends to give you a rich, deep colour with intense hydration throughout the day, the lotions can fade blotchy so you have to be careful how much you put on and wash it off properly so you get a long lasting tan. 

HQ Hair Beauty Haul - L'OREAL, EX1, GLAMGLOW & MORE!


Hey guys. So I have been lucky enough to have been sent some of these products by some amazing brands by the wonderful people at HQ Hair. Beauty Hauls are one of my most favourite blog posts to read so I decided to put one together. If you are interested in any of these products I will make sure to leave a link to the product for your to purchase. 


I was so happy when I saw I got sent these products from L'oreal. I have been dying my hair for years now and it does have moments when i'm not using the correct shampoo where it feels dried out from the roots. After using this shampoo my hair has honestly been bought back to life. The colour seems a lot brighter and it's a lot softer to touch, I feel like I don't need to worry about what my hair looks like throughout the day as it sits perfectly feeling really fresh. Both of these products are a treatment for your hair and don't wash out any dye in your hair. I will definitely be repurchasing this as I've noticed such a big difference in my hair! 


The colour of this blusher is stunning, it's a lovely nude pink that sits naturally leaving you with a delicate flush to your cheeks. These blushers glide on so easily over the top of your foundation without clogging up your pores. This shade matches with every make up look as it's so natural and leaves a glowing, radiant look to your complexion. There are 4 other shades of blushes available on the HQ Hair website. 


After collaborating with Glamglow in the past I was super excited to see this in my package. I had not tried this mask before and considering the amazing results from there other masks I was looking forward to trying this one. This mud treatment is a deep cleaning mask with a creamy texture to feel smooth on the skin. It is designed to give you a radiant glow everyday and leave your skin free from dirt and excess oils. I have only tried this once but it did leave my skin feeling very bright and awake ready for the day. 


The Xen-Tan range is one that I have been waiting to try for ages. It is on the higher end of tan prices but you can see why by how amazing the tan turns out. The Xen-Tan is an instant self tan that leaves you with a sun-kissed glow. I wouldn't be fooled by the colour 'ultra dark' either as it still leaves you with a natural deep colour that fades without any patchiness. This tan is enriched with moroccan oil which keeps the skin hydrated and smooth. This tan lasts up to 5 days in-between showers and when fading it never turns orange as this tan has a olive undertone making sure it looks 100% natural on the skin. 


This is the first time I have heard of this brand and I am definitely looking into more of the range as these pads were very impressive. I have used them day and night, wiping them gently across my face and neck to remove any excess make up, reduce my pores, and improve the brightness and radiance of my everyday skin. My skin feels so hydrated when I wake up and it helps my make up glide on so easy. They are worth every penny for that bright glow.


High Definitions have bought out a foundation sponge,  the dimensions of this sponge allow for a really easy application, especially for a defined contour. I have never used another brand of beauty blender but this one is easily compared to the others. It is very bouncy and doesn't soak in much of the product and the foundation washes out very easy from the sponge. My trick is to use washing up liquid! 

I hope you have enjoyed my little haul from I hope that you have found something that you want to give a go! 

Caudalie Paris Vinosource Collection


This luxury french skincare brand have bought out a new gorgeous collection named the Vinosource range inspired by the grape. Their new collection focuses on hydrating the skin and uses pure grape juice to do so. The Vinosource range at Caudalie promises to seduce and embrace a beauty regime that stimulates the freshness of your skin whilst keeping the products and ingredients simple.

It all starts by the grapes being freshly picked on the very first day of harvest. The grapes picked are primarily organic Merlot and Muscat grapes, these are known for their richness due to the sunshine in the Gard and Herald regions. These grapes are 100% organic and are farmed in the best conditions, no chemical pesticide are used.

Grape water contains grape anti-oxidant Polyphenols and polysaccharides as well as minerals that contribute to maintaining the correct function of the skin, keeping the skin soothed and moisturised. Grape water penetrates easily into the skin to saturate the skin cells with water. They say the skin is +127% more hydrated. Caudal organic grape water soothe the skin and reduces feelings of irritation by 61% and there is also evidence of a huge reduction in problem skin and redness when the grape water products were used in research.


The moisturising sorbet hints notes of mandarin blossom, lemon tree leaf, cucumber water and fresh mint, these fragrances are not only refreshing but instantly refreshing. 98% of the ingredients are from a natural origin. Obviously it's main active ingredient is the organic grape water aiming to reduce redness by 77% and sooth the skin by 90%. I have been using this moisturiser day and night before applying my primer and before going to bed and its texture is so nourishing with a gel feel to the cream once this moisturiser touches the skin it turns into a patch of water that glides across the skin. This moisturiser instantly, visibly reduces the oily sensation on the skin. 


Now, the Vinosource range have come out with these two unique products, two types of products I have never used before, or regularly come across in other brands. The first product i'm going to mention is the Moisturising Mattifying Fluid. This is a lightweight fluid with a blotting effect that reduces any excess oils in the skin whilst balancing the skins moisture levels. I have combination skin and I placed this on the areas that I feel get oily throughout the day and it definitely made those areas  very matte and velvety.

The second product in this picture that deserves the biggest mention of all, one of my favourite products in the range and thats the Moisture Recovery Cream. This cream is one of the thickest textures i've ever come across in a cream. It is so smooth and provides dry skin with plant lipid nutrients it needs to stay nourished and comfortable refre
shed all day. When putting this on my skin it instantly just dissolves making my skin feel plump and full of life. It has honestly cured my dry areas.

Moisturising Mattifying Fluid -
Moisture Recovery Cream -


The S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum has been something that I have put on my skin day and night before the Moisturising sorbet to give me that ultimate illuminating glow on the skin. This is a lightweight oil-free serum that has a very soft, watery texture leaving the skin refreshed and like brand new. It has a fast absorbing formula so you can get on and apply make up straight away or go to bed comfortable without your face feeling wet. It is such a gentle serum that glides on the skin, leaving you looking radiant all day.


This product is not part of the Vinosource range but it is a product that has won many awards and is one of the most impressive face masks I have used. This Instant Detox Mask purifies stressed skin, and it teams all forms of dryness, and cleans deep down to get at the pores and depths of the skin. It's 99.3% natural clay and draws out all the impurities and toxins left deep down in the skin's bed. Once you put this mask on it tightens straight away and you can really feel it working to clean out all the dirt and excess oils. This mask is fragrances with soothing botanicals combining Lavender, Parsley and Chamomile. You only need to leave this mask on for 5-10 minutes to let it do its magic, rinse with warm water and you are left with radiant, firm skin.

These products are now made there way in to my daily skincare routine as they are just beautiful. I hope you have found something you want to try!

3 Perfect for Summer Palettes from Seventeen


Summer has been creeping around lately, which means we tend to want to dress a bit lighter and carry less on us. Seventeen have come up with these perfect size compacts that are light and streamline and not bulging up your make up bag at all. These handy compact kits have been made to cater to a selection of looks so you'll never have to rock one make up look when on the move. I have been lucky enough to get to change up my looks with a lip, contour and eyeshadow kit. There are endless looks you can create with these palettes. There's a range of colourful shades in the eyeshadow palette or rock the bold red lip with winged liner? There are endless combinations that meet daytime and nighttime trends depending on what time of look you go for. I'm going to show you each individual palette with swatches so you can see how the product appears on the skin.


This gorgeous palette of bold reds and metallic golds are so creamy and lightweight on the lips with a non drying finish and long lasting formula. This palette is perfect for on the go, containing a applicator and mirror. This 'Woo Me' Palette is a definite go to for that bright summer look. You can even layer the metallic colours for an extra glow!


This contour palette is the nicest palette I have come across for that perfect defined contour. The deeper powder works to define the face. I find the shade of this powder a very warm toned, which works in with the shadow of your cheek bones perfectly, without looking muddy or too brown. These powders blend in perfectly to the skin. The lighter powder works to illuminate the skin and is perfect for your under eye. The two colours work very well blended together to give you that perfect powder contour. 


The 'Easy on the Eye' Palettes are available in 'Birthday Suit' which is their nude palette and 'Big Smoke' which is the palette I am sharing with you today which is for more of the smokey eye look. This palette comes with everything you need to create the perfect smokey eye look. It features 8 matte, shimmer and pearl powder shades and 3 metallic cream shadows and 1 eye primer. The primer works a dream to keep you look going all day definitely perfect to have in a palette. All the colours in this palette are wearable for day or night looks, so there are endless blended looks you can create. There is a huge range of textures and finishes so you can define, contour and highlight your eye giving you that bold finish. I can't wait to experiment more with this palette  A top tip is to use the metallic colour for under your brow bone to give you that strobe effect!

All Seventeen products are currently 3 for 2. It's a good excuse to purchase all 3 of these palettes to create some gorgeous looks this summer!

Have fun experimenting!