July Must Haves

July favourites

July has completely flown by and I can’t believe it is August already?! I’ve had a pretty busy month, and if you are a regular reader or you follow me on Instagram, you will know I have been trying to balance blogging with, day trips, BBQs, nights out, concerts and busy days at work – no wonder this month has whizzed by! Anyway, today I’m sharing with you my July Must Haves.Continue Reading . . .

Why you need Makeup Revolution’s Golden Sugar Ultra Professional Blush Palette in your life

Makeup Revolution Blush Packaging
I want to just start by saying if you’ve not yet tried any Makeup Revolution products, where have you been!? You need to shimmy on down to Superdrug (or order online – but shimmying is fun too…) because they are FAB. Seriously, every product I’ve tried, I love, ’nuff said. The first item I picked up was a single blusher in the shade Now! and I legit wear it almost every day. I’m obsessed. So when I spotted the Golden Sugar Ultra Professional Blush Palette on the Makeup Revolution stand, I practically skipped off to the till.

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette Golden Sugar

Can we just take a moment to admire how beautiful the Golden Sugar Palette is? Every shade is just perfection. The baked texture of the shimmers looks stunning, especially with the darker veins of pigment running throughout. The palette is made up of eight shades, including a highlighter, a matte bronzer, shimmer bronzer and shimmer blushers. Seeing as the whole palette costs just £6, each shade is literally pennies. Bargain! I think it would be the perfect thing to take on holiday to avoid bringing stacks of different shades, there is enough in here to be getting on with and even to contour if that’s what floats your boat. The packaging is sleek and black and contains a huge mirror in the lid (again perfect for holidays when you might not have your usual makeup mirror).

Makeup Revolution Blush  Golden Sugar

The shades themselves are so beautiful and pure perfection for the summer thanks to the sunning warm tones, especially the bronzey ones – they will look fab with a suntan. Not only do you have highlighter, blusher and bronzer in this palette, all the shades can be worn as eye shadow too. I just love a multi-tasker!

Makeup Revolution Blush  Golden Sugar

You can see the beautiful shades swatched above and as you can see they are pretty pigmented. Some shades needed a little more work than others but the darker ones will only require a light hand for a decent colour pay-off. I prefer the two pinky shades as blusher, but I am obsessed with the bronze coloured shades for eye shadow so this palette is quickly becoming a firm favourite in my make up bag. For £6 you really can’t go wrong with this beauty, so it is well worth trying out in my opinion!

What Makeup Revolution products do you rate?

500 follower beauty bundle giveaway

It’s official, last week I hit 500 followers on Bloglovin’! Woohooo! I never really imagined that 500 of you would be interested in what I have to say, so to thank you for sticking around and reading my ramblings about the latest products I’ve been trying out, I am hosting a giveaway!

I’ve had a little help with this from the La Roche-Posay Team who have kindly given me two tubes of Effaclar Duo*, one for me and one for you (if you’re lucky!) I have mentioned this wonderful product on my blog before, and I genuinely believe that this (along with other products in the range) helped to clear up my skin. I used to have those horrid under the skin type spots around my chin and jawline that could sometimes last for weeks. But after a few months of using Effaclar Duo my skin began to clear up. A year later I am still using it as a precautionary measure and it is still working wonders, so I cannot recommend this enough if you are prone to spots.

Along with a tube of Effaclar Duo, I am also giving away a few other beauty bits and bobs:

  • Makeup Revolution Essential Shimmers palette
  • Bee Natural Pomegranate Lip Balm
  • Benefit’s Roller Lash Mini
  • Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum Mini
  • Primark Fashion Nails with an ice cream print
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My mini makeup haul

Beauty product haul

This month I decided to treat myself to a few beauty bits and bobs whilst on a shopping trip with my boyfriend. He was absolutely thrilled with traipsing after me through Boots and Superdrug, but at least I didn’t make him hang around outside the changing rooms in Primark while I tried on 1286473820 outfits! I did treat him to lunch though, so I think that more than makes up for it!

So on to the lovely goodies in my mini haul! One thing I have been absolutely dying to try out is the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 palette which, as I’m sure you have already heard, is an amazing dupe for the Lorac Pro palette. I have already swatched this baby ready for a review and I am in love with the shades and the excellent quality for the price. If you haven’t got your hands on one of these babies yet, I really recommend it.

I also treated myself to two packs of stick on nails from Primark which are a godsend when you haven’t got time to paint your nails. You can see a great example of these nails in action in my post about my trip to the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea in London. They have some really lovely designs at the moment, including the tropical print which is ideal for holidays as well as brightening up a dreary Britain! I also got these cute turquoise ones that just reminded me of mermaids so obviously I needed them….

I’m a big fan of the Real Techniques brushes and as I’m not a great lover of the blusher brush included in my Royal and Langnickel set, I thought I would try out the Real Techniques Blush Brush. I’m excited to give this beauty a go.

The last thing I bought was the Supercat liner from Soap and Glory to replace my Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner which has sadly run out. I’ve heard good things about this liner, so I am looking forward to giving it a go and seeing what all the fuss is about.

What beauty products have you treated yourself to recently? Have you tried any of these products?

October Must Haves – Halloween special

Halloween party wishlist

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It’s time for my monthly Must Haves post  and as Halloween is just around the corner now and most of us will be throwing/attending parties or heading out in spooky fancy dress. So this month, I thought that I would put together a few items that I think are amazing additions to your Halloween outfit. Hope you enjoy!

I adore this dress! It absolutely screams sexy vampire to me, but you could use wear it as a naughty devil or glam witch outfit too. This is the kind of dress that you can carry on wearing after Halloween has long gone – I’m thinking Christmas party season or even Valentine’s day!

If ever there was a time for nail art, Halloween is it. But we are busy girls and not all of us have time time to literally watch paint dry. So for girls on the go, I really recommend stick on nails so all the hard work is done for you. They are easy to put on and you can literally do it 5 or 10 minutes before you head out the door. I love the design of these House of Holland nails and think they are a great addition to any fancy dress outfit.

Violent Lips The Leopard from Selfridges, £10

Halloween is the time to go absolutely wild with your makeup and what could be wilder than this fierce lip transfer?! If you don’t want to spend a fortune on fancy dress, then the lip transfers and some eyeliner whiskers can create an outfit in an instant.

A black lipstick is pretty much a Halloween essential, but there is no need to spend a fortune when every blogger’s favourite budget brand are offering up a suitable shade for just £1 – you really can’t go wrong.

Halloween Lips Clutch from ASOS, £20

I love this Lulu Guinness inspired clutch bag so much and for just £20 I think it is an absolute steal. This is the perfect accessory for vampire costumes.

If you don’t want to go all out, but want to add a touch of Halloween to your outfit, these River Island leggings are perfect. The spider web print actually glows in the dark which is pretty cool! Just a touch of spooky without going all in.

What will you be wearing for Halloween? Which of these would you most like to get your hands on!