Hello, Bloglovin'!

As you are all well aware by now, it is time for us all to say goodbye to GFC and hello to Bloglovin'! I won't pester you all with it, but I would love if you'd follow me on Bloglovin' so we can keep in touch, and you can see my last post on this if you're interested in how to import your GFC blogs over! Thank you all for supporting me and following my blog - see you on Bloglovin'!

Saturday Night Makeup #4: Carnival Edition!

The end of year parties are in full swing at my University, and of course I love fancy dress, so when the theme Rio Carnival came up I was so excited to create a makeup look for it! I wanted it to suit the theme but not be too crazy, so I came up with this wearable look that I think worked well.

Beauty Blogger Tag

I love a good tag! Thank you to the lovely Elle from xGardenofEdenx for tagging me! Now please read on if you're interested in reading about my beauty habits...

Review: Barry M Trio Eyeshadow in Golden Goddess

As you are all well aware by now, I'm a sucker for a nice eyeshadow palette. Whilst on the hunt for a simple, neutral palette which was small enough to pop in my travel bag, with a nice brown shade to use as a liner, I came across this Barry M Trio Eyeshadow palette.

Beauty News: Tom Ford Makeup Line for Men

Following the recent trend towards men becoming more "metrosexual", it should come as no surprise that the beauty world would soon find a way to accommodate the demands of a more appearance conscious group of men. As a man who wears makeup himself, Tom Ford is the perfect person to launch a makeup line specifically to cater to men.

Pamper Sunday: Foot Soak and Massage

Whether you've been wearing heels on Saturday night or had a long week on your feet, it is important to put some time aside as often as possible to give your feet some TLC. As much as we would all love a weekly professional foot massage, for most people that just isn't a viable option. But not to fret - you can pamper your feet without the fancy foot spas using things you already own!

Review: Avène D-Pigment Dark Spot Lightener in Light

I have problems with pigmentation on my chin, for which I am always on the look out for products to help fade them. Having recently discovered and loved some other Avène products, I had high hopes for their D-Pigment Dark Spot Lightener, and I must say, I am not disappointed!

Saturday Night Makeup #3

For my friend's 21st birthday meal and night out, I thought I'd opt for a slightly tanned look (tanned for me anyway) with a neutral smoky eye and a glossy light pink lip. I found that this look was pretty in the pictures and lasted all night (despite being ridiculously hot in one particular bar). Prepare to be astonished at the amount of products I used...

Summer Edit: Hair!

Wow, I can't believe I'm on the fourth instalment of my Summer Edit series already! So far, I've talked about summer handbags, skincare and makeup, so I thought today I would talk about my summer hair routine and favourite products. In the summer, I like to spend as little time as possible styling my hair, and rarely use heat. Instead, I prefer to use nourishing products to minimise any sun damage and let my naturally wavy hair shine through (without letting my frizz flag fly!)


Recently, I was contacted about a voucher website, LoveMyVouchers. I thought the name was cute, so I checked it out and have been pleasantly surprised.

There are vouchers for everything, but obviously my favourite section is the beauty section, which offers vouchers for Neal's Yard Remedies, Pai Skincare, Superdrug, St Tropez, Wahanda and more! I would really urge you to check it out!

See the bottom of this page for some amazing beauty discounts!

Summer Edit: Makeup Routine

You guys have already seen my first two Summer Edits (handbags and skincare), so today I thought I'd bring you my third, and favourite, instalment! Here is my makeup routine for the summer.

Bloglovin' Switchin'!

Just a quick note to everyone to say I would be so grateful
 if you would follow me on Bloglovin' (here)! And I have just discovered
how to import the blogs you currently follow on Google Reader to Bloglovin';

1. Log in to Bloglovin'
2. Click the heart at the top right of the page
3. Click "settings"
4. Scroll down and click "other"
4. Click "import blogs" and follow the steps from there!

Super easy, and you get to follow all your Google blogs! Yay!
Thank you, and I would really appreciate you following my blog x

Beauty News: The Rich is Back by Benefit and Matthew Williamson

Who doesn't love a new Benefit beauty kit?! Even more so when they have collaborated with British fashion designer Matthew Williamson to bring us a gorgeous disco-inspired makeup - I must get my hands on this baby!

Beauty News: Orly Gel FX Shade Shifter Polish

As we all know, I'm a huge fan of quirky nail polish, so you can imagine how excited I was when I heard about Orly's new colour changing polish! 

Summer Edit: Skin and Body Care Routine

I started my Summer Edit series with the perfect handbags (here), but I thought I'd now get back on the topic of beauty and talk about my best skincare picks, for both face and body, for summer.

Review: Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm in Crystal Berry

Once again, I have been sold by a berry shade lip product - I just can't resist them! Especially not when I came across the novel limited edition Crystal Lip Balms by Clarins...

Glossybox June 2013

I haven't posted about Glossybox for a while but I cancelled my subscription for a while after receiving this month's box because I am really unimpressed and want to leave it until I think the boxes get better again. So here is why I am disappointed...

Review: MUA Nail Polish in Pistachio Ice Cream

I have wanted a pastel green nail polish for a while, so I couldn't resist picking up Pistachio Ice Cream from MUA's new nail polish line when I saw it, especially since it was only £1!

Review: Avon Naturals Hair Conditioning Balm

I have actually already reviewed the Avon Naturals Hair Conditioning Balm (read it here) but that was a long time ago, and I felt that it was time to update you guys on it seeing as it is still a firm staple in my hair routine!

Review: Avène Cleanance Mask

I am absolutely obsessed with face masks, but I have to really feel it working to combat my combination skin and occasional blemishes to fall in love with a mask. This can cause problems, though, because I have sensitive skin that can react badly to some masks. This is where the Avène Cleanance Mask comes in, because it contains their Thermal Spring Water (review here) which soothes skin, at the same time as providing deep cleansing and exfoliation. Perfect.

Review: Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser for Normal Skin

Okay, show of hands - who can be bothered to apply a body moisturiser every day? No? No one? Didn't think so! We all know it can be a hassle to apply a moisturiser over our entire bodies and wait for it to dry before getting dressed, and it certainly isn't a habit that's easy to maintain. So on Nivea releasing their new In Shower Body Moisturisers, I felt I could practically hear a combined cheer from my fellow busy people. Seriously, why hasn't this been done before?!

Macdonald Hotel Manchester Spa Day Experience

It is one of my best friend's 21st birthday coming up soon, and so we celebrated by going for a few treatments at the Macdonald Hotel and Spa in Manchester. I opted for a scalp massage (30 mins) as part of the Twilight Spa Package and a Lava Shell massage (1 hour), whilst my friend had a Geleration manicure and facial, as well as the Lava Shells.

Review: Models Own Ice Neon Nail Polish in Bubblegum

As we all know, when it comes to accessories and nails, I'm all about bright colours and quirky patterns. When I received the neon pink "Bubblegum" varnish shade from the Models Own Ice Neon collection in my Selfridges Summer Beauty Box (review here), I was thrilled and I knew I'd found my summer shade.

Review: Avène Thermal Spring Water

I have had very little experience with Eau Thermale Avène products in general, but have always wanted to try them due to the fact that I have very irritable, sensitive skin, which is exactly what the brand specialise in. As we have had some sun recently (yay!), I thought what better time to try their famous Thermal Spring Water.

How To: Use Caudalíe Beauty Elixir

Kicking off my new How To series, I thought the perfect product to talk about would be the much-hyped and much-misunderstood Caudalíe Beauty Elixir. Despite taking the beauty world by storm, nobody really knows how to use it or whether it actually does anything, provoking me to do a little digging...

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