What I bought for Christmas 2014 | Present haul

Monday, 22 December 2014

So one of my favorite kinds of posts to read are 'what I got for Christmas hauls' and
i'll definitely be doing my own this year, but as I love picking out presents for other people
I thought i'd do a post on what I brought for my friends and family this year.  Let me know
if any of you have done this too as I definitely want to read if you have!

This year I didn't have as many people to buy for as usual which was good (mainly because
i'm quite poor atm but also) because it meant I could spend a bit more time thinking of things
for the people I was buying for. I got my friend Annabelle a Polaroid camera with some film
in as that's what I knew she wanted. Then I picked up this cute travel mug from B&M and filled it
with 8 nail polishes that I thought she'd like. Lastly, as I've been loving my invisabobbles I picked her
up a pack to try.

I got my brother this Ted Baker flask from Flamingo gifts as he's moved out now so is slowly
building up his own cookery collection (Does a flask come under cookery) I just thought the
design of this is so nice, hopefully he does too.

For my Mum I picked out this cute stag jewelry dish and loaded it up with lots of different pieces
of makeup (which I forgot to photograph before wrapping) then, as she's always asking me to help
me with her makeup, I made up some little makeup training gift vouchers and added them in with
the makeup bundle (also forgot to photograph these properly, but they did look pretty groovy)

My mums boyfriend is usually so hard to buy for but this year he'd specifically said he wanted an
unusual USB stick which made my job significantly easier as, after a quick Amazon search, I found
this cute little Magnum shaped one. It hasn't actually arrived yet so fingers crossed it makes it's 
appearance in the next couple of days.  

Of course I got Harry the pony a present! I picked him up a likit refill in his favorite flavour,

Lastly, for my friend Freya, I compiled a little bundle of things I thought she'd like along with a
St.Tropez tanning kit which I know she loves and the main present as a Mac impeccable brow
pencil, which i'm sure she'll appreciate.

So that's everything I got people for Christmas. I think I did pretty well. As it's only a few days away
and i'm quite a lazy blogger this will probably be my last post before so Happy Christmas

Makeup Nails Tan- Product Review

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

 It's not often I write a post on one product only but I've been loving this palette since I picked it
up from the Makeup Nails Tan stall at the clothes show and wanted to spotlight it. There were
so  many to choose from but I went for the  BHcosmetics 28 Smokey eyes edition.

 It's range of 28 colours cover some shades that I've never seen together in a  palette
 before, hence I love it so much. It's got a lot of pinks and dark purples but also blacks and
greys which I like to use in most looks. Usually i'd have to use two palettes for this so, being
pretty lazy i'm so glad to be able to use just this one.  The Burgundy and red shades
I especially can't wait to work into a look.

The shades are actually a little sheerer than I expected but that's fine by me as I like to be
able to build up the colour, and when your working with the more dramatic colours it definitely
makes things easier. This palette sells for £20.

They also did some amazing looking brushes  and lip liners which I forgot to go back for but am 
desperate to try. They have a whole range of other amazing things on their site too so I would
seriously recommend taking a look. 

OOTD | Blue Vanilla Kia sweatheart dress*

Saturday, 13 December 2014

It's not often I have a fashion post on one item up but this dress from Blue Vanilla is perfect
enough for me to change my usual ways. It's a simple LBD but with the added sparkles it makes
for the perfect Christmas party dress. At £28 this is such a good price for the quality and I can
say that i'm now obsessed with Blue Vanilla!

I'm loving the quality and thickness of the dress' material, it's so easy to tell this is a step
above an average night out dress. Have a few mirror selfies:

You can buy this dress for yourself on the Blue Vanilla site (currently on offer for just £14!)

Memebox- Snow White Edition

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Memebox are on point with there product themes at the minute and being a newly appointed
brand ambassador I've been able to try out the Snow White edition. Now i'm not even a big fan
of Disney films (I've actually never even seen a fairy tale) and I love the idea of this box, so I can
imagine some will be infatuated with it. The box comes with six full sized products designed for 
pampering like a princess. 

Nella Fantasia Oneday Whitener  is a  whitening body lotion used to moisturize and brighten up dry, 
coarse, and darkened skin tone. It's simple to use, just massage into the skin, plus the packing is 

5 Seeds Apple Water Brightening Scrub This combo of apple water and apricot, raspberry,
 walnut, rice, and corn seed powders, creates a cleansing scrub which works to gently peel away all dead skin cells and skin impurities and deliver skin replenishing and brightening effects all in one! I've been loving
using this. I've found its not too hard on the skin so can be used twice a week. FaceFlux Anti Wrinkle
Cream  works to brighten up dulled complexion, to relieve stimulated or sensitive skin, and to treat signs of fine lines and wrinkles for a younger and healthier-looking complexion overall. Now i'm not expecting
 wrinkles any time soon but this leaves my skin feeling really refreshed so it can't hurt to be ahead of
the game!

Revitalizing whitening deep spot treatment This high concentrate, gel-type essence helps to soothe, cool, brighten, and repair  dry and darkened spots, and it’s suitable for all skin types and for both men and women.. Having terribly dark under eyes i'm always desperate for products that can help to solve that.
Obviously this isn't going to be an overnight cure so i'll have to keep you updated on this one!

Daltokki Whitening Essence, possinbly the prettiest packaged product I've ever owned, is 
designed to be mixed with a facial cream for a whitening & moisturizing effect, with a sunblock
for creating the naturally brightened skin tone, and with a BB cream or  a foundation for 
creating the fully covered and perfectly toned up complexion. I've been using this mixed with a 
face cream and primer and, despite making me extremely pale, it makes for a very good

So that's everything in this months Memebox. Has anyone else tried any of the Princess collection?

Blush Professional 32 Colour Lip Gloss Palette

Monday, 8 December 2014

I don't often talk about lip products on this blog which seems a shame as they are 100% my favorite
part of make up. I have sooo many lip products it's hard to keep track and especially hard to store
which is why I am loving my new Blush Professional palette. It comes with 32 shades of lip gloss
all in one hefty palette. 

There's such a good choice of shades and all surprisingly very wearable. I've been put of palettes
before because of the majority of colours being ones I'd never wear. In this one though I can't
see one shade that I don't think i'll get use out of! 

The pigmentation of these are really great and I find they last so well compared to a lot of gloss'. I'm
so happy with this palette and my massive choice of 32 colours! I could probably now go without buying
lip gloss ever again (although that's obviously never going to happen) The best part is that this is now only

Belissimo Lips

Friday, 5 December 2014

A while ago shopping at an event in Liverpool I discovered the brand Belissimo and their innovative
glitter lips products. Belissimo lips offer a collection full of Glitter Lip Shades that last up to 12 hours! Perfect, in my opinion for nights out and parties. At the minute they're selling in selected TopShop stores.
Although unfortunately not my local (I've been searching every since I tried the product in Liverpool).
Luckily for me though I've had the chance to trail a shade at home to blog the results!

The product comes in a little bag with the 'lip glue' a couple of applicators and the glitter.
The application is simple:

1) Clean your lips from any excess Oils with a facial wipe or makeup remover

2) Apply the Lip Adhesive with the included brush & keep your lips open for a few seconds

3) Dip the cotton bud in some glue & then into the glitter pot, apply directly on your lips & done!

Then to wipe of, you can easily wipe of the glitter with a makeup remover wipe or solution!

Here's the finished look wearing the shade Frosted Pink:

The Christmas Tag

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

It's not often I participate in tags but as this is a Christmas one and my blogs going extremely 
Christmassy this year I just couldn't give this a miss. Enjoy:

1. What is your favorite Christmas Movie/s?
Elf & the Grinch, no competition.

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
I always open one on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning. I have a stocking that
I open first then the rest are under the tree and we usually sit down to open them in the late

3. Do you have a favorite Christmas memory?
Boring answer but no, nothing comes to mind.

4. Favorite festive food?
Pigs in blankets, obviously

5. Favorite Christmas gift?
I've had so many amazing gifts over the years I can't narrow it down to one

6. Favorite Christmas scent?
Lush Holly go lightly bath bomb!

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

Until this year we've always had a Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve (no idea why) but
we are being normal this year.

8. What tops your tree?
We alternative between an angel and a star

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I distinctly remember asking for a snake one year and I designed my wishlist in the shape of a snake
and everything. 

10. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
I love the build up!

I tag anyone that wants to give this a go :)
(Send me links if you do)