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Products I've been loving in November

This month I have discovered some new products that I do not want to live without now I have them. From skincare to makeup to hair, I have included 6 items that I have been using on a daily basis. 
Super Facialist By Una Brennan- Glow Boost Skin Serum- £15.99 I needed a new day time serum and saw Vivianna does makeup video talking about how she really enjoys using it. As I completely trust Anna's opinion I went ahead and bought it from Boots.Its so lovely and refreshing to use in the morning and smells so so delicious, literally good enough to eat. Its quite thick and sinks into the skin quickly which is handy in a morning rush. A great price for a serum as they tend to be the most expensive skincare product in your collection!
Nuxe Reve de Miel- £5.50 I'm very new to this product having only bought it late last month, but saying this I have used it all the time non stop. It's so moisturising and nourishing for your lips. It smooths onto your lips and instantly makes them feel…

Mink and Stone blogger challenge

Monday morning I woke up to an email from the lovelies over at @blogginggals asking  whether I would be interested in joining in with a little fashion blogger challenge, and when I saw that it was dealing with necklaces..... I was already there!
The Mink and Stone website allows you to create your own necklaces from scratch, choosing the length, clasp and beads. So heres my design....... (click on the picture to go to the website and check out my wordy description).


I tend to wear a lot of black,khaki and grey as we get into winter so adding a striking necklace is something I like to do to make my outfit looks a bit more interesting. The choice of beads on the website is a little overwhelming as there are so many, but the process of making it was really fun and could easily get addictive. The glass cluster beads are my fav by far and if I could do another would love a necklace full of those! 
The challenge was to create a necklace for an outfit, and this is the outfit I had in mind whilst…

Harvey Nichols Glossybox

As soon as I saw preview pictures of this special edition box I just knew I had to get one of my own. Ive never signed up for a monthly box so whenever the special edition ones come out I'm always very intrigued. I was so happy to get this through the post. Lovely packaging, delicately wrapped and full of lovely products. You've probably already seen whats inside, but thought I would share it with you as sometimes each persons box can vary.

The thing that caught my eye in this box I have to say was the NARS lip pencil. In the preview the colour was red however I got the colour Rikugien which is a nude/pink and was very happy indeed! A much as I love a red this is a great everyday colour and have had to really hold myself back from using it. Another product that I've wanted for a while was the Laura Mercier Primer, and the size of the product you get is awesome and will last for ages.

You totally get your moneys worth in this box and have to say, I will be using every single …

Lusting for a suit

For some reason I am lusting over suits. I could wear a suit to work as our dress code is smart/casual, however I am really feeling this for an everyday look. I've searched the internet on my favourite clothing sites and narrowed it down to five of my favourite suits ranging in price and from just two websites.


ASOS bottle green crepe suit- Trousers £28 Blazer £42
I'm such a sucker for any item of clothing in this colour. I just love it. Timeless, looks great with any colour hair and can imagine it looking awesome with some converse as well as some killer heels. Love a good cigarette trouser and to top it off the blazer is slim fit. Winner winner chicken dinner?


ASOS mustard suit- Trousers £22.50 Blazer £41
Very similar to the bottle green however the fit is slightly different. The trousers are a peg fit so baggier at the top and slimming down a little to the ankle. Some body shapes find this hard to wear as do I most of the time, so would have to be tried on before a definite yes…

A concealer - That covers

I took Boots up on the latest 3 for 2 offer and picked this up as my freebie, which always feels good. I only have one concealer which is the Collection lasting perfection one which I love for any type of blemish and for the bags under my eyes. I spotted this Maybelline Superstay Better Skin and thought I would give a different concealer a go and try to branch out.

The consistency is quite thick and very similar to the Collection one. It doesn't come with an applicator on the end and is just a squeeze tube which I actually quite like, either going straight on to my finger or brush. When applying it to my under-eye area I found it to be quite cakey and didn't sit well on my skin. On the other hand any blemishes on my face were well concealed and I was happily surprised. It managed to cover my blemishes to the point where I couldn't spot where I had applied it. The colour match for me is perfect and it will certainly remain in my collection and will be using it for a while. 

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Oh, am I blushing?

No matter what time of year, I believe that a nice blush has the ability to tie in any makeup look. I don't stick to summer shades and winter shades, but I tend to go a tad heavier handed when applying in the colder months. I'm using theses five blushes a lot at the moment and am loving using them alongside my autumn makeup looks. 

Top left in a clock wise direction:

Mac Redhead- I originally bought this blusher when I had red hair as it was brought out for red heads. I find that it actually suits all hair and skin types as it contains multiple shades in all in one pan. I swirl my brush in the whole pan to collect all shades and find it works as a beautiful blusher and also manages to give me a little shimmer highlight to my cheeks which can look lovely on a night out when it catches the light.

Benefit posietint- I got this in a gift set and never thought I'd use it, oh how I was wrong. You can use this 'posetint' as a lip colour and a cheek colour which is amazing in…

Its a BIG brow thing

Big brows are everywhere and seems to be what everyone wants to achieve, Cara Delevingne being the obvious big brow sporter. I'm umung the big brow loving group but have never been brave enough to leave my trusty brow product of 3 years and try something new.

The low down on my brows: I'm quite lucky as I have quite big brows naturally however brows that are thin and fair, so need a lot of filling. I pluck my own as I don't think my controlling side could allow anyone else to go near them. They also like to come out of shape a lot...

Unlike lipsticks and shadows I haven't been one to shop around for different brow products and have stuck with the same thing for years and just re-purchased. The product in question is actually a combo of the Body Shop angled brush and a MAC eyeshadow in Brun. I have sworn by this combo for so long as its perfect for a natural looking brow that you can make neat with the angled brush. Its quick and you can't really go wrong when using e…

A coat dilemma: Will it be khaki or camel?

I have a dilema on my hands.... is it going to be camel or khaki? Theres something about these two colours that I love in the winter. Camel can look really classy and smart where as I see khaki as smart but relaxed. So I need to make a decision and wondered if you lovely followers could help?
Khloe premium coat- £69.99 from Missguided - Having seen a picture of the gorgeous Sarah Ashcroft over at 'That Pommie Girl' wearing this obviously I instantly wanted it. It looked so luxe, soft, smart and just dreamy in the pictures. Its definitely on the upper end of my price range but feel that this would be a good investment? When thinking of possible outfits I can see this being quite versatile and could be worn with dress and heels and also jeans and trainers. I have one problem, I'm only 5ft5inch so will it be too long?

Khaki textured coat- £22 from New Look -I've wanted a duster coat for a while and really like them because of the thin material that you are able to really la…

Matte flawless finish: My new super base combo

When it comes to my base makeup I'm someone who tends to stick to light coverage foundations / BB creams and tinted moisturisers, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser being my go to product on a day to day basis. 

The Shiseido Natural Matte Foundation (Oil-free) in B4 was hidden behind some large eyeshadow palettes in TK Maxx, and was hidden away from shoppers passing by. I always check the shelves right to the back just incase and can spend hours in the beauty section there as you never know what you will come across. The person I drag in there normally tries to drag me away after a while but on this occasion I found it relatively quickly. This was the only one left and was reduced from £29.99 - £12.99 and was my shade .... so I had to nab it as I thought it must be fate ;)

It's a matte finish which is what I like at this time of year so I can add my own highlight in places I want it to be seen. It has an SPF of 8 which is good for evenings out when your involved in a photo opportu…

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

Yes, the name's a mouthful but behind the name is a product that really does pack a punch. Being a big fan of skincare I really do enjoy a face mask and look forward to my designated mask evenings. My midweek mask is normally the Origins Drink Up Intensive and save the REN mask for the big boy Sunday evening.
The REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask claims to: * Remove dead skin cells and renew complexion  * Makes skin look brighter, radiant and healthier * Helps reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles * Combats congestion, blackheads and blemishes
I like to use this mask as the step before my moisturiser. I apply it onto clean skin, on my face and bring it down onto my neck (being careful around the eye areas). Its very easy to apply and feels much like a serum as the consistency reminds me much of what honey is like. A lot of people like the scent this product has, however I'm not overly keen but if you like Orange scents your all good. During the recommended 10 minutes of i…

Missguided is on fire

When scrolling through my blog subs and I spot a wish list, I click on it straight away. Having recently spotted various bloggers and friends sporting some awesome Missguided items from clothes to accessories I decided to head over to the Missguided website where I got a tad carried away, so have decided to share with you an up to date Missguided wish list. 
Ivy mermaid dress: £34.99 - As soon as I spotted this, thoughts rushed through my mind as to when I could wear this and why I need it in my wardrobe. The company my boyfriend works for has a chrisrtmas party every year and is kinda fancy so this would be so perfect, and of course teamed with a christmassy red lip.
Kayla biker coat: £59.99 - I tend to stick to dark coloured coats and jackets and thought that this would be the perfect way to inject some colour to an all black or grey outfit that I tend to sport. It looks so cosy and comfy with a nice little bit of fur (which I love).
Floral print skirt: £24.99 - My friend is getting ma…

Makeup Revolution matte eyeshadow palette

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a shimmery eyeshadow but there's just something about a matte eyeshadow that I love especially this time of year. For an amazing £4 Makeup Revolution give you 12 shades, and a great amount of different eye makeup possibilities.

It contains four light champagne / gold shades which I like to use as an all over lid colour acting like a base for my daytime crease colour. Depending on what sort of look I've gone for, I sometimes can get away with using the lightest shade in the the very corner of my eye as a highlight.


The next four are different shades of brown, some light and some dark. The dark brown is actually a great eyebrow match for me, however I've been going to these brown shades for a daytime crease colour that adds a little definition to my eyes without looking too harsh for the day. And when taking these colours into evening I just go in heavier with the darkest brown to creat a smokey eye.


The last four shades contain a light b…

What I've loved using during October

Some of my old favourites and some relatively new ones:

Bondi Sands- Light/Medium self tanning foam- £14.99- A friend of mine has lived in Australia for a year and was due back in October so I asked her very nicely to bring me some back. I had heard about this brand from 'That Pommie Girl'who always has a lovely golden glow so thought it would check it out. I have great trouble finding a tan that doesn't streak on me because I'm so pale and was hoping for this to be my saviour. Low and behold it turned out so nice! The smell is a lovely coconut smell which is nice and fresh and nothing like the usual biscuit smell. I had a nice natural glow, nothing too mad and had no streaks at all! This gets a major thumbs up!!

Yes to Carrots- Normal to dry skin- £9.99 - I bought this night cream because it was fragrance free and 96% natural. Whilst applying this cream it feels greasy which I wasn't sure about at first. It felt like it was oily and I was worried it would break my s…

The day I made my own Lush bath bomb