First of all apologies I’ve been missing recently on my blog. Life just kinda got in the way and sometimes my blog motivation just disappears! However, I’m back and hopefully my love for my blog is back permanently. I’ve been trying lots of new products recently including a few purchases from Vegas.
Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Mother $20
I’ve used my Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Mother a few times since coming home from Vegas and it’s love. I really regret not buying a few more shades now. They apply great and set within 30 seconds. After that they stay on for a few hours even with eating and drinking. For only $20 these are an absolute bargain, the colour is beautiful and if you can get your hands on a few of these I’d definitely recommend it. 8.5/10
Josie Marran Hydrating Milk $56
This was a free gift from Sephora and I’ve only been using it for the past week as my skin has been so dry. I can definitely notice a difference when using this as my makeup doesn’t appear as cracked and dry. I don’t tend to use a lot of this just because I’m trying to make it last until I can get my hands on the full version 8/10
Claudia Louch HD Foundation* £52.50
This is definitely my favourite Claudia Louch foundation that I’ve tried. As the name suggests it’s makes the skin look flawless but is still a high coverage foundation. This foundation is made with tiny pigments to create a long lasting finish which of course looks great on camera. This shade is too dark for me at the moments so I’ve been using it mixed with a moisturiser which works well as this can be quite drying on my dehydrated skin. The packaging is really boring for the hefty price tag too. 7/10
Gallinée La Culture Hand Cream* £12
As I’ve previously mentioned, I love the girly packaging of the Gallinée products. The hand cream smells amazing and instantly soothes my hands. The only criticism I have is you do need to rub it in quite a lot otherwise it’s very white on your hands. 7/10
Milani Lip Oil in Rose $8
I made a huge mistake and bought the rose scent, the smell knocks me sick. It’s very sweet and although others may like it, I hate it. However, I do like the actual oil in that it hydrates lips, gives a slight tint of colour and lasts after application. I just really wish I’d bought a fruity scent and for this reason it doesn’t come close to my Clarins lip oil. 6/10
Have you been trying anything new recently?
Ta Ta for now,
* This post contains PR samples
It only seems a few days ago since I reviewed last months My Little Box, how fast is time flying!? This month saw the appearance of the My Little Dolce Vita Box and unfortunately it’s another let down. The box is based on Italy but I can’t really see anything Italian about the actual products! I said in last months review that I was tempted to unsubscribe and I was really hoping this months box was going to help change my mind.
My Little Beauty Leg Moisturiser £8
This is a BB cream for the legs with a glow! I’ve tried products like this and never really see much difference but hopefully this one is better. It also tells you in the magazine how to take full advantage of this product so I’ll give it a go once the sun reappears!
Fabric Hair Band/Turban £11
So MLB recommend to use this on your head or as a wrist scarf which I’ve demonstrated. However, I don’t think I’ll wear it in public. This did come in a cute box which said ‘Rome is on my Mind’ which is about as Italian as this box gets.
Gold Leaf Ring £12
I probably will wear this ring as it’s quite pretty. I’m guessing it isn’t real gold so the colour may fade after a while but hopefully it’ll last some time. It’s quite heavy and again I like the ‘Ciao Bella’ on the box. This is definitely the best product in this months box.
Baija Body Oil £16.90 for 50ml
I’m not a fan of body oils so I’m probably not going to use this. I just never feel like my skin has been fully moisturised, I much prefer a lotion. However, I love the packaging of this, it’s so girly and summery! It doesn’t smell too bad either.
Courrenges La Fille De L’Air Perfume £69 for 50ml
I love the packaging of this too and the size but unfortunately not the smell. It’s described as ‘sparkling notes of Bergamot and bewitching Orange Blossom’ but the floral smell is too much for me. I do like it when MLB include good sized samples of perfumes with the spray tops though as they’re great to keep in my bag.
I feel the My Little Boxes have just lost their wow factor but with that being said I’m probably going to give it a few more months to try and fall back in love with the boxes. I would never consider signing up for a different subscription box because , in my opinion, none come close to MLB but I just don’t think this is worth the money right now. My Little Box retails at £14.95 including postage.
Which subscription boxes do you subscribe to?
Ta Ta for now,
With the sun out, it’s time to think about some new Summer accessories. I love creating wish lists so I’ve browsed through the new S/S collections and picked out some of my favourite pieces to make an outfit look even more fabulous!
New Look Gold Sandals £18.99 | New Look Hat £9.99 | River Island Tie Up Laces £25 | Accessorize Earrings £15 | Accessorize Tassel Necklace £15 | Accessorize Flower Necklace £25 | New Look Camel Tote Bag £19.99 | New Look Orange Bag £24.99 | River Island Aviator Glasses £14 | Fiorelli Bag £52 | River Island Feather Necklace £25 | Topshop Orange Sandals £29 | New Look Pilot Sunglasses £5.99
I always feel like with the right accessories you can completely change an outfit. These gold sandals from New Look look really comfy and would be great paired with a skirt and cute t-shirt. Also, from New Look this white hat would look great with the previous outfit I described especially if you’re on holiday and need some shade on your head! New Look pieces are so reasonable and I always find they’re really great quality.
Moving onto jewellery, I love these blue drop earrings from Accessorize but they are pretty pricey at £15! I think these would look gorgeous paired with the tassel necklace also priced at £15. Another pricey, yet gorgeous item from Accessorize is this flower collar necklace. I’d pair this with a white collared top to dress plain white up a little. If you’re going away, you’re going to need a hand luggage and beach bag which means they need to be pretty large. Both from New Look, this tassel tote bag is stunning especially for less than £20. If you want something a bit more jazzy, I love this orange tassel bag with the pretty print. This one’s definitely big enough to fit in your beach towel. Finally, for a more night time bag I’m in love with this Fiorelli bag from House of Fraser*. It’s really pretty and the print screams summer!
I wasn’t going to include these gold River Island sandals as they’re pretty similar to the New Look ones but I couldn’t not inlcude them! I’d say these are more like rose gold and are different in style as these are lace ups. To really make a statement to an outfit, I’m going to pick up this gorgeous feather necklace from River Island. Whilst I’m there, I need to try on these pink lense glasses as they’re different to any other pair I own. I also really like these white arm glasses from New Look at a bargain price of less than £6. Keeping with the orange theme, I love these orange heeled sandals from Topshop at only £29!
What’s on your Summer wishlist?
Ta Ta for now,
*Written in collaboration with House of Fraser
Last week the amazing Tweezerman S/S 16 collection arrived and it was love at first sight. I love the quirky designs of the Tweezerman collections (you may have seen A/W collection here) and I feel honoured to be a Tweezerman ambassador. Of course, I would only be an ambassador for a brand I love and trust so it’s always good to have a sneak peek at their new products. Obviously, their new collection includes tweezers but there are some other products in there that you might not expect from Tweezerman.
Firstly, Tweezerman now sell brushes if you didn’t already know! This Mini Face Contour set from the Tweezerman S/S Collection includes a Mini Pointed Foundation Brush, Mini Contour Foundation Brush and Blending Sponge. The pointed brush glides around for the face whilst the contour foundation brush makes it easy to get to the angles of the face, making it a great option for blending out harsh contour lines. Finally, the blending sponge has a non-latex surface and is perfect for flawless application and blending, whether it be dry or wet.
I am in love with the Moroccan Oasis slant tweezers, the design just screams summer! The print of these is really bright and pretty which means they won’t get lost in the bottom of my bag! The Birds of a Feather tweezers are also super cute and smaller so they’re perfect for travelling. Tweezerman tweezers might be more expensive than other brands but they last years and years. Plus they make brow plucking so much easier and quicker!
When I opened the next product, I was a little scared! It does look like it could hurt but I told myself it couldn’t be as bad as epilating. As a dark haired lady, I do have some noticeable facial hair, I’m not afraid to admit so I’ve tested the Easy Finish Facial Hair remover. It hurts for a second but is so handy for any stray hairs. I wouldn’t recommend it for styling brows, but it’s great for a few loose hairs on the old chinny!
I’m always misplacing my eyelash curlers but these aren’t just any ordinary eyelash curlers, these fold up! I’m sure like me, you over pack makeup when travelling but with these you can pack even more as they’re so dinky and lightweight. I love how Tweezerman always think out of the box!
Has anything from the Tweezerman S/S Collection caught your eye?
Ta Ta for now,
* This post contains PR Samples