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A Coppering look

An in your face pop of colour is right up my street whether thats colour on the eyes or the lips, and in this case I went for the eyes. When I go for something that is quite bold I like to have a fuss free base and face make up. A natural look with good brows compliments any bold make up statement you fancy rocking.

For my base I chose the Boujois Healthy Mix as it is basically non traceable once pushed (with my beauty blender) into the skin. Its great to cover small imperfections and does give a lovely glow to the skin. I've been testing out Benefits Air Patrol for some time now and gives such a good prep for shadow. It somehow makes the colour of your eyeshadow more intense and opaque. Good brows are such a 'thing' and to not spend the majority of your make up time on your brows. This Revlon Brow Fantasy is quick to use and is great to have pencil and gel. Mac Peaches seems to go really well with this shadow giving a slight flush of colour. 

Now looking at the item in the …

Bedside beauty revisited

Beauty doesn't just finish when I wash my face and blast through my evening skincare routine, it follows me to bed. I have a few key products I use when in bed and a couple were featured in my last 'night stand' beauty post but theres also a few newbies.


My Lumie light is my evening saviour and swear by it and turn it on at the same time as when I light my Orla Kiely candle which smells lovely and was a TKMaxx find. As standard my This Works deep sleep spray and balm are used the majority of the time. As well as using my Lumie to slowly get myself in sleep mode the This Works products help with that too. The Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist is a newbie and even though I haven't had it long, I already feel like it's going to be a staple. I use this more so if I did my evening skincare quite early in the evening and my skin starts to feel dry or in the morning giving it a quick boost. My lips get incredibly dry in the colder months and the EOS lipbalm is my chosen balm right…

How many lipsticks do you carry in your bag?

You've heard of the crazy cat lady, well say hello to the crazy lipstick lady who can't stop carrying a handful of lipsticks in my handbag on a daily basis. To justify this extra baggage I like to carry around, I keep in mind those days when you have last minute change of plans, an impromptu dinner out or you just fancy a pop of colour to get you through the food shop. 
For this post I just dived into my bag and these were the culprits that were filling up my make up bag. All five lipsticks I feel will be my most used this winter.
1: Charlotte Tilbury 'Red Carpet Red' has featured on the blog already and with that you can tell it's a good egg. Long lasting, easy to apply (but requires a mirror), and is such a nice classic red that looks great against pale skin. 2: Lipstick Queen "Medieval' is sheer and more of a tint than a lipstick really. This is definitely my go to quick slap something on my face colour and no need for a mirror and is super creamy and just…

Spending a wintery evening with Lush

When an email from Lush arrived into my inbox I instantly said yes (to myself) even before knowing what the email was asking of me. Autumn / winter is my favourite time of year and tend to shop more at Lush due to the increased amount of baths I have when the weather changes, so when I scrolled down the email where in bold it said, 'Preview of winter collection' I was a super excited.
A nice small group of bloggers from my local area were asked to come along and were greeted with bucks fizz and snacks and had a bit of a low down on what to expect from the evening. We were then left to explore, with a member of staff on each product area we were given demos and learnt all about Lush as a company, and the background of individual products. 




To start the evening myself and Harriet moved swiftly to the FUN section of the store to start building our snowman. Fun can be used for literally anything from shampoo, bubble bath and to even wash your clothes (I know I was shocked when we we…

Nanokeratin refining shampoo and mask: making my hair manageable

Knotty, damaged and very dry best describes my hair. Long have I wanted soft to the touch hair that my fingers can just glide through with ease. So when these landed through my door, I couldn't wait to try them out and see if they could work their magic.

The normal shampoos I use are either the Catwalk Oatmeal one or a trusted Herbal Essence which might not be the best, but they work well with my hair and its condition. I find that some shampoos can make my hair quite greasy quickly and tend to only wear it down for one day and they its up in the standard pineapple hairstyle we all sport. The shampoo is nice, although after washing it out it sort of felt that it had dried my hair out (if that even makes sense). It didn't lather up much compared to other shampoos and was tough to get the amount from the sachet to cover all of my long locks, but overall was good in terms of application. 

Normally I'm not a huge fan of using masks because, if I'm honest I'm lazy. I want…

A beauty bloggers haul

A recent trip to a Fenwick beauty event and a shopping day in London, meant that a few beauty purchases were made. The majority of things I h'd been longing for for a while and when I'm in my happy shopping frame of mind I tend to work through my wish list and this is what happens. 
First stop was the Fenwick Canterbury beauty event. They've got quite a nice range of different brands however need to bring in some more like Charlotte Tilbury (I really hope it happens). I went straight over to Benefit as recently Lisa Potter-Dixons YouTube has been on repeat for me and have noticed a number of Benefit products creeping onto my list. I'd seen a few reviews of Air Patrol and wasn't convinced until I saw a quick demo on Instagram and was amazed with the sort of base it created ready for eyeshadow. They're Real is a Benefit product I'll never not have in my make up collection, in black, and in blue. Blue mascara takes me back to the 90s and I used to wear it in my…

Brunch at Vintage Salt

The amazing thing with social media is that it can make you want something, do something or go somewhere in a matter of seconds. Whether it's a brand or a blogger word gets out in the blink of an eye and I for one go straight ahead and add it in my diary. Vintage Salt was brought to my attention through the endless amounts of bloggers attending events there or just going to food and Instagramming what they had. I knew I had to go because the food just looked amazing, especially the deserts!

The begin your Vintage Salt experience a private lift takes you up to the roof of Selfridges. Themed from the word dot it really does feel like an experience and not just a bog standard restaurant. The waitress that greeted us at the entrance was so polite and friendly (add was sporting some great eyeshadow blending). We were taken to our seats and straight away was given a bottle of water to refresh before making our big decision. 

A brunch meal is so easy for me to choose. As soon as I spy avoc…

A Lush bath: Intergalactic bath bomb

I thought that making these Lush posts a regular thing was a good idea, and they are, except they're actually spurring on an even more extreme Lush addiction and making me more obsessed. This time we're looking at the Intergalactic bath bomb that I have to say, it creates a beautiful swirl of colour the smell is super strong. 

Normally with a bath bomb the swirl of colours seem to just mix quickly and you end up with one colour, which is nice but you lay there thinking you wish it had stuck around longer. This bath bomb however seemed to stay around for ages and just elongated my happiness and overall satisfaction. I laid there surrounded by swirls of pink, blue and green and every now and again in the light of my candles, flecks of glitter caught the light and the popping of the popping candy sent me into a bath trance. I well and truly enjoyed this bath and stayed in it for around two hours (a ridiculous amount of time to some). 

As much as it's relaxing, it's also sli…