Wednesday, 26 August 2015

MARC JACOBS DAISY

Hi everyone, hope you're all well. As you're reading this I am on holiday! *squeels* It feels like forever since I last went away, even though, it was only last year. I actually really like flying (in a plane, obviously) and when I get to the airport I am always straight to duty-free, literally I am like magnet. Every year when I'm at the airport I like to by  perfume, not sure why. I guess its become some sort of a tradition.

If you know me, you'll know I'm obsessed with Marc Jacob fragrances, I literally have and love all of them! I don't know if it's the super cute packaging or the lovely, fresh and fruity scents. Either way, I picked up another one of his limited edition 'Daisy' scents. I really like the fact he brings out a limited edition version of this fragrance as I love the original! 


Like mentioned above, this comes in a same stye as the original perfume. However, the packaging is slightly different each time, this year the colours being pink and purple. I love the flowers on this perfume, they are so pretty!

The scent is pretty similar to others in this collection with a little twist. I'd say this is more fruity than others in previous collections which I love. It's a very sweet and pretty scent, which is perfect for summer. I love Marc Jacobs perfumes as they are so versatile, I love that I can wear them both during the daytime and the evening. This has been my go to scent throughout all of my holiday and I know I'll deffo still be using it when I get home, it's too nice not to!

Thank you for reading my blog be sure to follow on bloglovin' Whats your favourite perfume? My holiday outfits posts should hopefully be up soon, my brother is joining us on holiday at the weekend so he'll probably become my designated photographer when he arrives. 



Monday, 17 August 2015

TWO ON TRIAL: LUSH

Hi everyone, hope you're well! If you know me, you'll know I am a literally a Lush addict! I love their products and how cute they look, as well as how well they work. Recently I decided to pick up a couple of products (which aren't bath bombs) to try out that I haven't used before. 


The first product was 'Ocean Salt' a face and body scrub. I'd been wanting to try this out for the longest amount of time due to the constant recommendations I had been getting from friends and sales assistants in store. The two main ingredients in this product: obviously, like the name would suggest, fine sea salt -This is where you get the scrub like texture perfect for when you exfoliate. The other ingredient is lime extracted in vodka. Now, this surprised me I didn't expect to see vodka in a face product. However, a sales assistant explained to me that this is an anti-bactieral element and therefore also makes this good for blemish prone skin. Along with these two main ingredients, avocado butter is also used to brighten and soften the skin.



I've used this a couple of times and I love it. The scent is amazing, you can really smell the mixture of vodka and lime. -Its quite a strong scent, so if you prefer something more subtle I do believe Lush have another body scrub you could try out. I like this scrub as you can use it on both face and body. I tried this out on my face and it really did exfoliate my skin, leaving it smooth and soft. However, due to the vodka it can be quite strong on the skin, so be sure to use a small amount when using it on your face. 


The other product I decided to try out was another 'Fresh Face Mask' I love face masks, they are certainly one of my favourite steps in my skincare routine. I went into store hoping to repurchase 'Mask of Magnanimity' but they were unfortunately sold out. Instead I decided to try out 'Cupcake' as it sounded perfect for my skin which has been quite oily recently.


Here you can see a stunning picture of myself modelling the face mask. *do excuse the marks on my top, it has become the hair dye and face mask top so it very stained, oops* The scent of this mask is beautiful and does indeed smell of chocolate. The formula is quite thick. However, applies easily onto the face. I'm not going to lie, I was a bit apprehensive about how well this would wash off due to the thick consistency and colour. Although, I was very happy to see it rinsed of nicely and was actually a lot quicker and easier than I had expected. 

After I had washed the product off, my face was left feeling smooth and cleansed. This mask was so gentle on the skin! If you suffer from sensitive skin, give this one a whirl!


Thankyou for reading my blog, be sure to follow on bloglovin to keep up to date with my latest posts. My holiday outfit series will be starting soon as I go away at the end of the week *cheers* What are you favourite products from Lush?




Thursday, 6 August 2015

WHATS IN MY HOLIDAY MAKEUP BAG?

Hi everyone, hope you're all well. One of my favourite things about summer is being able to change up my makeup and incorporating a lighter base and a lot of bronzer! I go on holiday at the end of August so I thought I'd show you what makeup I'm taking with me. 

Starting of with my base makeup, I knew I didn't want to take a foundation with me, instead I'm taking this new maybeline Dream Bronze BB. I think this will be perfect for providing a bit of coverage and bronzing up my skin. 



Products:

Benefit 'Porefessional' 
Maybeline Dream Bronze BB
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Maybeline 'The Eraser' Concealer
Chanel Bronze Universal 
Mac Soft and Gentle Highlighter 

Onto my eye products I'll be taking. I never know what to take as I'm not particularly an eyeshadow gal. However, I recently started using the Maybeline Colour Tattoos and they've literally changed my life! They make eyeshadow application so much easier! I'm not sure if I'll take both of my Naked pallets yet though. 


Products:

Maybeline Colour Tattoo (On and On Bronze & Pink Gold)
Urban Decay Naked 2
Urban Decay Naked 3
Maybeline The Rocket waterproof mascara 


Finally, onto lipsticks. I'm not a massive lipstick person either to be honest, I don't find they suit me that much. However, that has changed since I discovered MAC 'Velvet Teddy' lipstick. My mum actually had this before the Kylie Jenner craze started and I finally brought my own after constantly borrowing hers.  I also think red lipsticks look amazing with a tan!



Products: Left to Right

MAC 'Ruby Woo'
MAC 'Velvet Teddy'
MAC 'Russian Red'

Hope you enjoyed this post, I did one like this last year and I personally really enjoy being nosey and looking inside other peoples makeup bags. What makeup products do you take on holiday? What other lipsticks should I try out?

Thank you for reading my blog, be sure to follow on bloglovin if you want to keep up to date with my posts. I'll be doing some holiday OOTD this year again which I loved doing last year!



Monday, 27 July 2015

NEW IN: RAYBAN ROUND SUNGLASSES

Hi everyone, hope you're all well and enjoying the summer holidays! Every year I'm lucky enough to go on a sunny holiday abroad, but I've never actually had a decent pair of sunglasses. I normally opt for some cheaper ones from Primark or Topshop - Which are generally pretty good and get the job done. However, this year since I've started working I thought I would actually by myself a pair of Raybans. I've been wanting some forever, but never knew what ones I would like and if they would suit me.

I went into a shop in my local shopping centre and tried on a few pairs in different colours and styles. I knew I liked the 'round' shaped/style but I didn't know what colour to get. (Who knew choosing sunglasses could be suck a difficult task?) In the end I opted for the original green/gold round sunglasses, which I adore!

ROUND CLASSIC GREEN CLASSIC G-15 RB3447


Can we just talk about the beautiful leather packaging/case they come in, so pretty! Its really sturdy and safe which means I don't have to worry about them breaking in my handbag which is a constant mess. The only thing with buying one pair of these sunglasses is that I want to buy almost every colour, I'm obsessed with the copper pair! They look lovely on and are a lot more flattering on a lot of different types of face shapes which I didn't expect. -Now enjoy a very posy picture of me, in which my eyes are closed and you can hardly see the sunglasses. Great picture Lauren.


Overall, I love these sunglasses and I know I'm going to get so much wear out of them whilst on my holiday. Ive seen so many people and celebrities wearing this style of sunglasses recently, pretty sure Gigi Hadid posted a picture of her wearing them at some point, and if they're good enough for her, they're certainly good enough for me!

What do you think of Raybans? What are your favourite sunglasses? Thank you for reading, be sure to follow on bloglovin!




Thursday, 16 July 2015

NEW IN: MAYBELINE DREAM BRONZE BB

Hi everyone, it's been a long time since I last even thought about writing a blog post. Its safe to say I have missed it and I'm excited to get back into the swing of things, especially since i've officially finished school for summer! *cheers* I'm hoping I'll be able to post more frequently and also include more fashion and outfit posts as they are my favourite!

Whilst shopping in boots I noticed this new 'BB Dream Bronze' from maybeline. This sounded really interesting to me, especially as I'm going on holiday at the end of august I thought it would be great to use as a base. 



This Dream Bronze BB is the third in maybelines BB collection I believe, with them having the original BB cream as well as the one that contains salicylic acid. I personally haven't tried any of the others, but this was the one that intrigued me the most. I actually quite like the simple, yet cute and pretty packaging. The tube makes it easy to squeeze out the right amount of product as well as it being small and travel friendly.
What I like most about this is the concept. It's a bronze like colour, almost like fake tan but you can apply it onto your face. As well as this, the BB cream adds the most perfect amount of coverage. Personally, I know when I go on holiday I'm going to be using this in the evening when I go out. If your like me, my face doesn't tan that much due to exfoliating and toning my skin, therefore this will work great to add a bit of a natural sun kissed glow. This also has SPF 25 which means it will also protect your skin from the sun!

Overall, I think this is amazing and I can't wait to test it out properly on holiday when I have a tan. Have you tried this product out, what do you think? Thank you for reading my blog, be sure to follow!


Monday, 15 June 2015

HIGH END MAKEUP HAUL

Hi, everyone hope you're all well. I'm back at school now and I've officially started year 13. Its so crazy to say that this is pretty much my last year at school! It's gone by so quick and I feel like I now know what my parents meant when they tell me to really enjoy school and to embrace it because once you've left theres no going back. Anyway onto the post for today.


If you know me, you'll know I've been lusting over way to many makeup products for way to long! So I decided it was about time I picked a few products up that are at the top of my wish list. I picked up these on a trip to London with my mum. You won't believe me when I say this but that was my first trip to London to go shopping! It was amazing and I loved walking around and taking in the completely different atmosphere!




The first product I purchased I had been wanting for ages, after seeing many people talk about it online I knew I had to buy it. This is the Chanel Bronze Universal which in other words is a cream bronzer. The packaging like all Chanel products is beautiful I love the glass 'tub' if you want to call it. The colour is lovely, However is more of an orange tone than other bronzers I own. The constancy like you would think is a cream texture and applies lovely onto the skin, blending seamlessly. I think this would look fab on holiday with a tan!



I've previously tried the original loose powder version of the Bare Minerals foundation which I really love. However, mine is a few shades to dark as I brought it for a holiday. I decided to buy the pressed version instead as I'd read great reviews on how easy and fuss free it is to apply. The coverage is so lovely and build able, it can be used as a foundation alone, or as a setting powder to keep you looking matte and add more coverage. I got colour matched to the shade 210.


I never normally wear makeup under my eyes as I don't particularly feel like I need it and I have quite dry under eyes so I find a lot of products tend to crease and look flakey. However, my mum loves the touché éclat and literally swears by it so I decided I would try it out. I used it once and I knew it was going to be perfect for me - it's so lightweight and blends effortlessly without creasing or clinging to drier areas. It doesn't have the most coverage but for something to brighten up a little bit it works really well!

The last product I purchased was a M.A.C lipstick. I brought the shade 'Ruby Woo' which I forgot to take pictures of -Don't hate me please. It's a lovely red colour and in my opinion is more of a brighter and pink toned red compared to 'Russian Red'

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

MAKEUP ON TRIAL

Following one of my recent posts 'skincare on trial' I thought I should do one on makeup too. I've received quite a few new makeup products due to it being my birthday a couple of weeks ago as well as purchasing a fair few myself! I know next on my list is the Chanel cream bronzer!



Giorgio Armani 'Luminous Silk' Foundation


I actually brought this a while ago after the constant love bloggers give it online. Knowing how many people love it finally persuaded me to purchase it, even though it might have cost me and arm and a leg at £36. I've actually done a full review on this product as I was planning on this post to go up sooner. However, if you want to see the full review click here.


MAC 'Soft and Gentle' Highlighter


I received this from one of my besties for my birthday after lusting over how pretty hers is. The colour is just stunning and I know its going to look beautiful when I'm on holiday with a tan. The new MAC packaging means this has a sort of magnetic clasp when it shuts and can I just tell you how satisfying it is when I close it. (I'm not the only one that thinks that right?) I am planning on doing a full review so stay tuned.


Rimmel 'Lasting Finish' Concealer


I spotted this when I was in Boots a couple of weeks ago and decided to try it out due to it claiming to be high coverage and really reminded me of the Estee Lauder 'Double Wear' concealer. I've actually really been enjoying this. At first I thought it was way to thick and hard to blend which therefore meant it was quite drying. However, I've realised its best to warm the product up before hand by using your fingers. This really helps the concealer to blend easy but keeps the high coverage. This concealer really does have full coverage and covers everything, blemishes, discolouration, redness, I also used it as an eyeshadow base/primer and it worked fab! I haven't tried it as an under eye concealer as I personally feel it could be a bit heavy and drying but it will probably work great for some people. Overall this concealer is great if you're after a high coverage concealer that isn't too expensive this was around £5-£6.


Thank you for reading my blog, be sure to follow! Have you tried out any of these products, what are you're thoughts?