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My Berlin diary

Berlin was never a place that appeared on my destination wish list, but now it appears in capitals. I can't recommend it enough. There's so much to see, so much to do and lots of places to eat and drink. Our trip was for three nights and two days of purely site seeing, visiting places like the Berlin Cathedral, Berlin Zoo and Potsdamer Platz. It was the perfect length of time to enable us to see everything we wanted to. 








A tray of new things

A nice little group of newbies that I'be picked up over the last couple of weeks from Boots, TKMaxx and also a freebie from Mac. The Marble effect tray is also new and from H&M home in Berlin (Post HERE). 
yestocarrots- gentle cleansing wipes were an impulse buy for my holidays over the summer. I'm not one to use any sort of wipe on my face but I somehow forgot any sort of make up remover. After reading the packaging before one I noticed they weren't suitable to use on your eyes, which I found quite disappointing. Having said this they are great on my skin and don't dry out my skin like others I've used.
NARS eyeshadow in Party Monster was hidden at the back of a fully loaded shelving unit in my local TKMaxx. Good job I always have a proper rummage otherwise I wouldn't have seen it. I like wearing a purple eye every now and again and this shade of purple is something I don't own. This is my first NARS eyeshadow too so I'm excited to test this out and …

Inside my friends make up bag

We all have friends that we know we can chat to about certain stuff, like your guilty pleasures (waves hands in the air- One Direction) or the friend that knows you carry 6 lipsticks in your bag at all times (again waves hands in the air). Well K-Mac (check out her blog HERE) is a great friend that I literally can talk to about anything, however on the top of our chat list is make up. She's just like me and always likes to try out new products and on a regular basis share our views on our most recent purchases. 

I asked her to choose a face of make up out of the collection she had in her bag and here are her top picks:

Benefit You Rebel: Tinted moisturiser , Barry M: Afterglow Light Bronzer , Benefit: Watt's up! , Benefit: Roller Lash , Benefit: Fake up Rimmel blush: Live Pink , Eylure: Brow Palette , Bourjois: 48 hour eyeliner

The first product that I was super intrigued about is the Benefit Fake up. What genius created a concealer stick with a barrier or moisturiser around it…

Do Whistles have the perfect Clutch bag?

I'm not really one to go out a lot but when the time is right I'm always holding onto a Whistles Clutch bag. They're just the best and easiest bag to take out, not even just for a night out but for a day trip too. I'm that friend that packs anything and everything into my bag including an umbrella, a plastic bag, make up, purse, phone, charger the list goes on. Obviously all of this won't fit into the small sized one, but the medium is just perfect.
You can get some clutches at Whistles that have a chain so you can wear it as a bag and not have to hold it, which is a great idea and am yet to purchase one to add to my collection. Because they are either leather or plastic they are long wearing and the leather ages well (can you believe I've had the purple one for a couple of years). 





What clutch bags do you like to take out? Have you got a Whistles clutch? Do you want one? Small linked HERE and medium linked HERE.

Happy Monday all!

xoxo

Another tinted moisturiser: Cargo Cosmetics

You all know how in love I am with tinted moisturiser, well I only went and found a new one to try out having only run into TKMaxx for a new living room candle. Cargo isn't a brand I've overly heard about nor have I been lusting over any products specifically but I'm not one to pass up a light base. 

After wearing this at work everyday for over three weeks now I can honestly say I don't want to stop wearing it. I have to say I prefer the finish of this for daytime wear as it lasts well and allows some natural shine to come through and gives you a lovely natural (your skin looks great look). If I wear a tint in the evening I stick to the Laura Mercier as it's matifying and a better coverage than most others. It's quite a thick consistency as you can see above and more like a thick foundation, but once you start buffing it into the skin it smooths in to give you a nice, more even complexion. The shade match is perfect for my skin this time of the year but if I wan…

My Instagram beauty wishlist

I realised the other day that the majority of posts I like on Instagram are beauty related ones. Of course there are some fashion and also pictures of people sunnin themselves and I've liked it because I'm jealous  I don't know about you, but I screenshot things I like and keep them in a folder on my iphone as a visual wishlist and just keep adding to it over time. 

The Body Shop- Body sorbet- So.... the Virgin Mojito scent has kicked off across the internet and so many people spreading the love for it. And now having scrolled through my wishlist gallery I know that I need this. Body shop body care is amazing in more ways than one. The smell, the cost, the effect and how long their products last. 

Kiehls Daily Reviving Concentrate-  (Shanmay_) Kiehls as a brand are one that seems to have lots of cult favourites. and if I'm honest, I've never tried anything from them. For a while now the night concentrate has been on my wishlist, but when I saw this on Shanmay_ Instag…

Make up I want, but my mum has

My mum is so on it with beauty and make up that I'm often going off on a tangent about a product I really want to try and she simply replies with "oh I have that", she should blog I tell ya! She's currently away so I'm free to have a rummage and obviously found some items I would quite like to own myself and thought I'd share those with you incase you've tried or got them and can give me some insight.

Mac Fanfare Cremesheen finish- Cremesheen finish is nice and really appreciate it when I try it on, but for some reason I don't really own many. Its such a lovely shade which is incredibly similar to my own lip colour but with a subtle shimmer once on the lips. A lipstick that would be lovely to have in my travel make up bag just incase as it's so close to my lip colour I wouldn't need a mirror to apply it. 

Mac Toxic Tale Satin finish- This shade is just beautiful and one that I'd never heard of before. Once on it looked very similar to impass…

Pamper evenings with bliss

Seems like we are always go go go and personally have to schedule in some me time otherwise weeks can go by until I realise I haven't stopped. Normally I have a bath and a herbal tea on the go with Netflix on my iPad, a candle and a good smelling Lush bath product making the room smell delicious (loving Comforter at the moment). Quite often I'll apply a face mask or eye mask before I get in and lay in the bath while it works its magic. 

Whilst having one of those weeks were I just haven't had time to stop Birchbox contacted me and asking if I'd like to try out some *bliss products. Now being a lover of a good pamper (and in need of one) and just a skincare lover in general I jumped at the opportunity. 


My lovely box firstly contained the bliss gel-to-oil cleanser which they describe as "..the gel transforms into a lightweight, yet powerful cleansing oil that breaks down and melts away all traces of oil, impurities, and makeup. Skin is left with a gorgeous afterglow …