Sunday, 2 November 2014

My Favourite Autumn/Winter Fragrance | Diptyque Eau Duelle

Hi Ladies! Today I'm sharing with you my current favourite fragrance for this time of year. Working in fragrance has left me slightly snobby. I don't really wear perfumes that are readily available anymore- I'm so used to smelling the same ones all day that I want something completely different.
Diptyque is a brand that I originally found out about because of Fleur De Force. She was raving about Eau Duelle and how it is the perfect 'spicy scent'.
The top notes of this fragrance are Vanilla, Spices and Frankincense. This is the description on the Diptyque website:
Vanilla is refined between shadow and light. Brightened up by a vibrant top note of cold spices, then made sensual by black frankincense whose powers of seduction are devilishly engaging.
One of the reasons I was so drawn to this scent was because it is unisex. I love wearing stronger scents and because it is for men as well, it is a lot more intense than other fragrances. Even though it is an eau de toilette, it is incredibly long lasting- I'd say it rivals Tom Ford on that front.
The scent it so perfect for the colder months as it is so warming. The vanilla scent is very strong, so if you're not a fan of vanilla, I wouldn't recommend this scent. But for those of you like me, that love vanilla, I'd say it is perfect!
Diptyque is available from Space NK, Harrods and Liberty and is £55 for 50ml and £72 for 100ml (mine is 100ml).
What are your thoughts on Diptyque?
Lots of love,

Sunday, 5 October 2014

October Wishlist 2014

Hi Ladies! I haven't created a wishlist for a really long time and they're one of my favourite posts to write. I have been at my new job for 3 months, (I work on the fragrance department of House of Fraser as a sales advisor) and now I am earning again I couldn't help but put together a few (OK a lot) things that I have my eye on!

1. Oh god. I have lusted after this bag for well over a year. For me, it is practically perfect in every way. (Sorry, couldn't resist a Mary Poppins reference). The size, the design, the colour- I just love it. It is a classic bag that will last me years throughout all the seasons. A worthy investment if you ask me...
Michael Kors Selma Tote Bag- £315

2. The next item is the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock. If you haven't heard of these- where have you been?! Every beauty blogger/vlogger has been raving about these and this colour in particular. Tanya Burr I'm looking at you. As it's a purple shade I feel it will compliment my eye colour really nicely.
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock- £28

3. As I work at a fragrance counter, I have actually started to strongly dislike most of the ones I sell. I think it's because I am smelling them constantly. Anyway, I have been on the hunt for a new scent and Diptyque is a brand that is harder to come by and therefore not as many people have it. Eau Duelle is a spicy vanilla scent- perfect for the upcoming colder months. Since starting this blog post, I actually bought the fragrance- IT'S AMAZING!!
Eau Duelle Eau de Toilette- 50ml/£55- 100ml/£77

4. I have tried this primer before, and it is a holy grail product for me. The only downside is the steep price. It really is amazing though and makes your skin feel so lovely as well as increasing the staying power of foundation. Hourglass is a great brand that I really want to try more products from!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer- 10ml/£20- 30ml/£52

5. Shiseido is a brand I have only just discovered. Working on the beauty department means I'm also at the different counters playing with the makeup and I have fallen in love with Shiseido. The Shimmering Cream Eye Colours are simply stunning, the consistency is incredible, as is the pigmentation. The staying power is meant to be great too so I can't wait to try one! The colour I have my eye on (if you pardon the pun) is Green 707. A beautiful mossy green.
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colour- £21.50

6. I'm at college all day in the week and whilst my current everyday shoes are comfy, I desperately want some Nike Free 4.0's. They look great with rolled up black jeans and a slouchy T-Shirt. They're definitely pricey but so worth it. I already own a bright pair that I (rarely) use for exercising so I know what I'm buying! I have a few friends that own a pair and they don't have a bad word to say about them!
Nike Free 4.0 Trainers (price depends on where you buy them)

7. Ted Baker is one of my all time favourite brands. I have had one bad experience with a handbag but mostly it's great. My beloved rose gold clutch bag that I took to prom is Ted Baker. For years and years I have always loved the Caleena Bow Matinee purses; but the leather ones, not patent. I love the pink colour of the one pictured above and they feel so luxurious. Of course I also love the rose gold detail. If you hadn't already guessed it, I'm still completely obsessed with rose gold.
Ted Baker Caleena Bow Leather Matinee Purse- £75

8. Back to Shiseido again. I have incredibly oily skin and I have never found a powder that has kept the oilyness at bay for more than a few hours. Whilst I was at the Shiseido counter at work I swatched this powder and I kid you not- it is the most pigmented face powder I have ever come across. I went home and straight away found reviews for it and they all sing its praises and say it's the best powder ever! Something I definitely want to test for myself! The finish is matte and the coverage is medium.
 Shiseido Sheer Matifying Compact Foundation- £38

9. I have worn the exact same pair of earrings every day for the past year. I absolutely adore my Tiffany hearts but I want some new earrings that are slightly more 'glamorous' to wear on more formal occasions. I have loved these Thomas Sabo ones for ages and I don't own a pair of rose gold earrings!
I can't find a link for them online, but I've seen them at loads of Thomas Sabo counters including the one in Selfridges.

10. I feel that this Michael Kors necklace will really compliment the earrings mentioned above. Again it is rose gold. The chain is quite long which is something that I'm looking for in a necklace. It's so simple but therefore perfect for every day wear!
Michael Kors Rose Gold Crystal Logo Disc Pendant

Perhaps a haul will be on the cards in the near future?...

Lots of love,

Friday, 19 September 2014

My Favourite Lip Products for Autumn

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm in Crush Begun, MAC Riri Woo Lipstick, Rimmel London 107 Lipstick, MAC Rebel Lipstick, Revlon Lip Gloss in Embellished

Hi Ladies! It's taken me a blummin' long while, but I've finally got the blogging bug back! I've just moved to a completely new area and now I am settled in, I feel it's a good time to start blogging again! Today I'm sharing with you  my favourite lip products to wear during the autumn/ winter months. As sad as I am to say goodbye to summer, A/W are definitely my favourite seasons so I'm welcoming them with open arms! I love wearing berry/red shades on my lips (especially with simple, minimalistic eye makeup) so here are my favourites!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm in Crush Begun is great for every day wear. I wore it to college today and it stayed on my lips the whole day. (Admittedly it was more of a stain by the end of the day, but the colour was just as intense)! Its a lovely deep berry shade and so moisturising too!
MAC Riri Woo is my favourite classic red lipstick. The pigmentation is incredible and suits almost all skin tones. A red lip is timeless and this particular shade is rather festive in my opinion. (Although its a bit soon to be thinking about that!) The only down side is the fact that it is incredibly drying on the lips, but with a good lip balm underneath you should be fine.
 Rimmel London 107 is probably my favourite out of the lot (and the cheapest- bonus!) I am always reaching for this shade, day or night. It's so pretty and easy to pull off.
MAC Rebel Lipstick is a stunning berry shade. It looks darker on different people. On me it is much more on the pink side. It is a Satin finish so it's really moisturising on the lips and looks gorgeous with the next product...
Revlon Embellished Lipgloss doesn't look like much when swatched, but over a dark lipstick is looked amazing. It is the epitome of a vampy lip. The formula of this gloss is pretty good too, its not sticky at all and really long lasting too- it pretty much ticks all the boxes for me!

What are your favourite lip products for autumn/ winter?

Lots of love,

Monday, 16 June 2014

Review | NARS Deep Throat Blush

Hi Ladies. Let's get the name of this product out of the way first. Nars do like naughty names for their products. Deep Throat and Orgasm are favourites among bloggers. I think the names of Nars products in a way show the outrageousness of the brand itself. Whilst a lot of Nars colours are lovely and wearable, they are some crazy colours out there! But on to the review. Until this year, I had never tried any Nars products, but 2014 has seen the arrival of two Nars products to my collection. (And its only the end of February, oops!) For me, blushers are what Nars are most well known for. Orgasm is raved about by so many and Deep Throat is the same. I was nearly reduced to tears last year when I found out that the Guy Bourdin for Nars Blush Palette had sold out on the Space NK website. When I couldn't get my hands on the palette, I promised myself that I could buy myself a blush to make up for it. I decided that Deep Throat was the one for me. It is quite natural and will be perfect for S/S.

This is a peachy pink shade, leaning more towards pink. It is laced with the most beautiful subtle gold shimmer. Thank god no glitter as that is something that I had in face products. Who wants to look like a disco ball? Whilst it clearly is a shimmery blush, it is very natural and perfect for every day wear. Although it can be build up for a more dramatic look for the night time. Which leads me onto the pigmentation. Nars blushes are incredibly pigmented. I barely need to tap my blusher brush into the pan, and already there is enough for the apples of both of my cheeks. The just goes to show what amazing quality they are and proves that sometimes you do get what you pay for. Also, they will last such a long time, because you need so little product each time you use it.

It looks lovely on my pale complexion, but I can see it looking equally as nice when I (hopefully) have a bit of colour in my face when the summer months role around. But it is perfect for all year round and a really versatile blush.

Overall, I am so please with this blush. I have worn it every day since I got it, and have barely used my once beloved Benefit Rockateur blush! I know I will get a lot of use out of this and I'm sure I will try more Nars blushes in the future. At £22.50 they aren't cheap, but its only a pound less than Benefits Box Blushers. Nars is quite readily available. I bought mine in the Selfridges Beauty Hall, but you can also buy them from Space NK and Asos.

What are your thoughts on Nars Blushes? Have you tried Deep Throat?


Saturday, 14 June 2014

Life Update | Back To Blogging, Summer Plans and Moving House

source: weheartit

Hi Ladies. Today I have a laid back, chatty post for you! My life has been a complete whirlwind so far this year and I have reached the point where everything has finally calmed down. (Although it's about to get pretty busy again very soon...)

Blogging has had to take a back seat recently. I have had to concentrate fully on revision and studying for my exams. Friday was the day of my final exam, which means now I have nearly 3 months of summer- WOOHOO!! I have missed blogging terribly as for me, it is my creative outlet. I'm so happy that I will be able to blog more often from now on and will be able to put so much more effort into actually maintaining my blog! I am also thinking of starting a YouTube channel properly, as I have only dabbled in videos before. It's a possibility that excites me a lot! I have lots of posts lined up, so stay tuned!

As I mentioned above, I am now free from education until September. After leaving my friends house on Friday after celebrations, the first thing I did was re read The Fault in Our Stars in preparation for the film being released on Thursday 19th June in the UK. After blogging, to read more books is top of my to do list for this summer. I have so many books that I have bought that I haven't had chance to read yet! I also intend to play the piano more.

This summer holds many exciting things for me. Next weekend my sister and I are going to London on Saturday as it is West End Live during the day and in the evening, we are going to see Miss Saigon, which I am unbelievably excited for. I also need to pop to Oxford Street as there are a few last minute things I need to get in preparation for my school Summer Ball/ Prom which is the following Friday. I have most things sorted- I just need to purchase some last minute beauty bits and bobs. (I'm sure a haul will follow!)
Other exciting things include a local Musical Theatre concert in aid of Motor Neurone Disease which I am performing in with my sister. (If you hadn't guessed already, Musical Theatre is a pretty huge part of my life!) I also have lots of things planned to do with my friends- including a girls trip to London to see Mamma Mia!

Probably the biggest part of my summer will be that my family and I are moving house. I've lived in the same house for around 13 years, so I'm very unfamiliar with what moving house actually entails! We will be moving to the Surrey area and I cannot wait to be closer to London- there will be so many more opportunities there for us all! Of course, I am sad that I am leaving my friends and am quitting my job working in a kitchen of a café- but its an adventure I cant wait to embark on!

So if I haven't mentioned already: I'm excited for this summer! There are so many things all happening at once, but such is life! I hope you enjoyed this little update and more casual blogging approach! I intend to update my blog 3-4 times a week.

Do you have anything exciting planned this summer?

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Review | Origins Gin Zing Moisturiser

Hi Ladies. I'm sure this isn't the first review of Origins Gin Zing Moisturiser that you have read, and it probably won't be the last. I have recently read so many good reviews of this moisturiser over the past few months and I can certainly see why. I had wanted to try this moisturiser for a really long time, so I popped it on my Christmas wishlist last year, and Mum bought it for me in my stocking. I used it on Christmas Day, fell in love, and I've used it everyday since.
It's safe to say that Origins is one of my favourite skincare brands. I swear by the Super Spot Remover, and also love the Modern Friction Exfoliator and Clear Improvement Mask. Their products just seem to work really well with my skin and last a really long time. Having quite dull, oily skin with a lot of scarring (I know I go on about it all the time) so when I heard this moisturiser was a gel formula that promised to energise tired looking skin while still hydrating it, I knew I had to try it.
I adore the formula of this moisturiser. Before this, I was using the La Roche Possay Effaclar Duo, (which I still love) and that is a gel. The consistency of the Gin Zing moisturiser is a very thin lotion with a very wobbly almost 'jelly' like formula. Because it is so light weight, it is perfect for oily/ combination skin as it is not too heavy and thick. I use it both in the mornings and at night and find it works really well at both times. Another thing that I love about it is the scent. It is just heavenly. It smells of fresh oranges, but not artificial, like real oranges. This makes it great to apply in the mornings, as it really wakes me up! It brightens up my whole face and makes my skin look glowing. I haven't noticed a change in my skin but it really is lovely to apply.
As I stated earlier, this is definitely a product more suited to oily/ combination skin. I don't think it would be hydrating enough for those with dry skin, although it works perfectly for me.
Overall, I really can't fault this moisturiser and I will 100% be repurchasing it. And that is saying something as usually when I finish a skincare product I like to try something new. As Origins is a renowned brand, I think £23 is quite reasonable. You get a big pot and you don't need a lot to cover your whole face. There is also a Gin Zing eye cream and under eye concealer. Origins is available from Debenhams and John Lewis to name a few!
What are your thoughts on Origins as a brand? Have you tried anything from the Gin Zing range?

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Review | MAC Pigment in Tan

Hi Ladies. Today I am reviewing one of my current favourite eye shadows. As a total eye shadow junkie, I am always extremely excited to try out new colours and formulations. MAC pigments (or pigments in general) are something that I have never really tried in depth. In my early makeup years I remember using the Barry M pigments, but if truth be told, I didn't have much idea what I was doing back then. As an extremely clumsy person, pigments seemed a bad idea, but after seeing Gabriella from velvetgh0st talk about this product, and describe it as rose gold, I was pretty much sold. I had it on my wishlist for a long time, but I just never got round to buying it. Then Christmas came, and my lovely Godparent's bought it for me. It is not a product that I wear on an every day basis, but if I am going somewhere special or out at night, it is my go to eye colour.
The wonderful thing about this product is that it looks gorgeous on its own. When I wear it, I apply my Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold (do you see a theme?) so the pigment has something to stick to and boosts the longevity of it. The pigment itself is incredibly fine and seems to contain small glitter particles when first applied, but when it is blended, it just looks shimmery. I usually add a bit of black eyeliner when I wear it too.
On the MAC website, Tan is described as a 'muted pinky brown bronze' and I have to say I absolutely agree. I find this looks really flattering with my eye colour and skin tone. Bronze hues pretty much suit anyone. Some bronze shades have really strong orange undertones and can not really work with paler complexions, but this is an exception. I'm quite pale and it looks really lovely. I can see this looking especially gorgeous on darker skin.
If you have never tried MAC Pigments before, I highly recommend Tan as a starting point as it is so versatile. I would really like to try some more and have my eye on Vanilla as I have heard amazing things about it. They are quite pricy at £17, but you get 4.5g, and you only need the tiniest amount on your brush to cover your whole lid.
You can find pigments on the MAC website here, or I like to buy MAC from the Debenhams website as then I can earn point on my beauty club card!
Have you tried MAC Pigments? What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Review | NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Fiji

Me wearing the foundation (with flash)
Hi Ladies, today I am going to review for you my current favourite foundation! Nars Sheer Glow Foundation is one of the most talked about 'high end' foundations in the blogging community. I have read countless rave reviews of this foundation and now I am beginning to appreciate the hype! I didn't purchase it for a very long time- 'do you really need another foundation Eleanor?' The answer to that question is yes. I have no idea why I put off buying it for so long as it has quickly become my holy grail foundation. I put a lot of research into buying this foundation. The reviews that I found most helpful were by my two favourite bloggers: Beth and Kayleigh. I bought the foundation online, so I also used the girls' reviews to help me decide the correct shade for my skin tone. I am relatively pale, and both Beth and Kayleigh wear 'Fiji' so I figured that was the one for me too- and I was right!
I mentioned this foundation in a previous haul, which you can find here. On Boxing Day, Space NK had an amazing sale and I picked up some Laura Mercier goodies. If you spent over £60 on the website, you were eligible for free delivery. I ummed and ahhed about what else to get, but then decided on the Sheer Glow Foundation. It was a bit of a wildcard purchase- in the back of my mind I was worried about whether I had chosen the right shade, but I am so glad I did as it has taken foundation appliance to a whole new level! My main reasoning for wanting this foundation was for my prom in June. (Just about the only thing I talk/ think about). The SPF (or lack of it) was what swayed me. I was planning on wearing my trusty Chanel Vitalumier Aqua Foundation, but I really do not want flashback from the SPF in the foundation, so Nars seemed a winner! This could also be viewed as a negative point as without SPF underneath, this foundation isn't really suitable in the (hopefully) hotter months.
Because this foundation has very strong yellow undertones, when I first applied it, I looked a little odd to say the least and went through the 'Oh my god, what have I done?!' stage. But if you let it settle in to your skin and apply the rest  of your makeup, it looks flawless. And that is not an exaggeration. Having oily skin and quite bad hyperpigmentation and scarring on my cheeks had left me thinking that I will always have to wear concealer- but this foundation has such amazing coverage, that concealer is a thing of the past! Back to my oily skin. The idea of having a 'glowing' foundation does not seem a good idea. The last thing you want is a foundation that makes you look shiny when that's what you are trying to avoid. Unlike foundations such as Rimmel Wake Me Up, which has a subtle glitter in it, Sheer Glow has an almost matte finish and adds a hint of 'glow' to the skin but still looks natural. It is perfect for oily/ combination skin and a little goes a long way. The only problem is that if you have any dry patches, it will cling to them like crazy. So make sure you have exfoliated and moisturised if dry patches are something you suffer from regularly.
I apply this foundation over a primer with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush, and it works really well for me. I put a small amount on each region of my face- (each cheek, forehead, nose and chin) stipple it in slightly and the blend, blend, blend! It instantly covers any blemishes or discolouration in the skin, leaving you with an absolutely flawless base. I then add some powder and I'm ready to go for the day. Wear time is great on me- and my skin is especially oily. Whilst I may feel like I need to top up my powder from time to time, I never have the feeling that the foundation is slipping off my face, which is something that I have struggled with in foundations in the past. It also photographs really well because there is no SPF. (As I mentioned above).
Everything from the packaging (who doesn't love a glass bottle?) to the foundation itself are amazing. The only negative thing I will mention is that it doesn't come with a pump. I bought a Nars pump for £3 when I bought the foundation, so I haven't encountered any messy applications, but for some people this may be a problem. I'm not sure why Nars don't just add a pump to the foundation as it is a bit of a faff to have to buy a pump as well as the foundation.
Overall, this has to be one of my favourite foundations. It's great for day and night wear, medium coverage hides a multitude of sins but it is not in the least bit cakey. I find it works well with my skin type and I really like the colour. If you haven't tried it already, you should definitely have a look at some reviews if you like the sound of it or are in the market for a new foundation.
A few places where it is available are Space NK and ASOS. It retails for £30.50 and the pump is £3.
I hope you found my review helpful!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Huge Fashion and Beauty Haul

Hello my lovelies! Today I have a massive haul to share with you! These are things that I have picked up over the past three months on various trips to London. The majority of items are beauty related, although there are a few clothing garments and random bits! This will be quite a lengthy post but I hope you enjoy it!

The first thing I picked up was in the Space NK sale. This Laura Mercier Crème Brulee bath set was reduced from £30 to £15. I adore Laura Mercier bath and body products. A few years ago I received the Coconut and Almond set and the hand cream quartet for Christmas. Crème Brulee is definitely my favourite scent as it is so sweet and delicious!

Also ordered from Space NK is the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. Mine is in the shade Fiji. I have lusted after this foundation for longest time, but have always put off buying it for reasons that I can't even remember! This foundation is absolutely gorgeous and I love how flawless it makes my skin look without being cakey. I am going to wear this foundation to my prom not only because of how it makes my skin look but it has no SPF (this is a positive and a negative point) but that means no flashback- yay!

I was in the market for a new black eyeliner and after hearing many rave reviews about this Topshop Magic Liner I decided to buy it. Whilst it is not the blackest eye liner out there, I love the consistency and how easy it is to achieve a perfect wing with the thin nib.

This is my second foundation purchase- bought to be worn on an every day basis. As much as I love my NARS foundation, it is so expensive that I cannot justify wearing it every day. I have read a lot of mixed reviews on this foundation, but I really like it. It wears really well, and the coverage is excellent. For a drugstore foundation, its pretty good!

Boots were holding an offer when if you bought a Rimmel Foundation (above) then you received a Fix and Perfect Pro Primer Free. I am always up for trying a new primer as I can't not wear one because of my oily skin. I really like this primer, it makes my skin feel nice and my foundation lasts relatively well with it on.

Just like everyone else, I am always on the look out for products that will help me achieve perfect skin. Whilst I am still on the hunt for it, some products have come pretty close! Again, I've heard amazing things about the Origins Clear Improvement mask. I've only used it once, so I can't comment to in depth about it, but so far so good!

My second NARS product of the haul. This is my first ever NARS blush and it is just gorgeous. Deep Throat is the most perfect peachy pink colour and I can see it looking lovely on more tanned skin in the summer. As always with the brand, the packaging is very sleek and high quality.

It is so difficult to capture how stunning this product is on camera. For two years I have wanted this beauty and after only payer £6 in the end for it, (I had a £25 voucher)! I am so excited that its finally mine. It is, of course, Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel (Bronze Universal). Probably the most gorgeous makeup item in my collection and I just can't wait to use it!

This is simply a repurchase of my favourite eye brow pencil- MAC's Lingering.

Another prom related product. My actual dress is a champagne/ nude colour, but all of my accessories are going to be rose gold (as you will see in a minute). The colour of Sally Hansen Pennies for Heaven is coming up much more bronze than it is in real life. In reality it is a beautiful shimmery, perfect rose gold shade.

This is the final instalment of the beauty part of my haul. I have tried the Bubblegum Lip Scrub from Lush in the past, and wanted a change, so I repurchased it in the Popcorn flavour.


As a regular concert goer, a small bag is essential. I even get tired of my standard small across body bag, so before Christmas, my Mum showed me a picture of a Michael Kors Wristlet. I love Michael Kors as a brand and really feel that you get what you pay for. I have had my rose gold watch for nearly 2 years, and still love it. Inside the wristlet is a compartment especially for an iphone, room for cash and cards. It was pricy at £85 but a worthy investment in my opinion as I will always use it.

Just before Christmas, when I was shopping in Cardiff with my best friend, I spotted this Ted Baker clutch. I instantly fell in love- anything rose gold is pretty much a winner for me! The only downside was the £129 price tag. Whilst on South Molten Street (next to Bond Street tube station on Oxford Street and one of my favourite shopping spots) in the new years sales I saw it again in the Ted Baker store. Much to my utter delight, it was in the sale! I immediately knew it had to be mine and bought it for £77, which if you ask me, is a brilliant save! I have worn it once already and am planning to wear it to my prom in June.


One of the main things I set out to buy, was another pair of Zara Leggings. I have one other pair and I seriously wear them all the time, and that's not an over statement! So much so, that a tiny hole has begun on one of the legs- hence I needed a new pair. These leggings cost £19.99, and are amazing quality.

Also from Zara are these dark indigo wash jeggins. I wore them yesterday and they incredibly comfortable. Again, they were very reasonable at £22.99 and excellent quality.

This is my final Zara purchase and possibly my favourite. I found this in the sale for the bargain price of £7.99. It is a really pretty and flattering sheer crop top. I wear it over a black cami with my jeggins above.

Last summer I had the same Primark dress in red and I wore it ALL the time! Parties, in Paris, my birthday, I got a lot of wear out of it. When I saw the same dress in pink I had to have it. It doesn't look very flattering in this picture, but it looks nice on.


 As a huge fan of Made in Chelsea, and Jamie Laing; these were a must. My Mum and I have watched and loved the show since day 1, and I've actually met Jamie. I visited the Candy Kittens pop up store in 2012 and because they didn't do sweets then, I picked up a t-shirt. Now, finally, Candy Kittens have released a line of sweets and they are amazing! They are available in Selfridges at the moment. There are four flavours: Peaches and Cream, Eton Mess, Apple and Elderflower & Fizzy Watermelon (which I didn't choose). The sweets themselves are simply delicious!

I hope you enjoyed this haul!

Lots of love


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Nominated: The Liebster Award


Hello! Earlier this week, I was nominated by the lovely Rosina for a Liebster Award. I have been nominated for a few awards in the past, and I think they are really fun to do. Not only is it a great way to interact with fellow bloggers, but it's always nice to feel like someone likes reading your blog! So thank you Rosina!
Here are the Rules:
1. You must link back to the person who nominated you.
2. You must answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
4. Your nominees must have under 200 followers.
5. You must tell your nominees that you have nominated them.
My answers:
What is your all time favourite beauty product?
For me, this is quite a difficult question to answer. I try so many beauty products that choosing one is quite difficult! I have so many products in my collection that I love, but in terms of a product that I purchase again and again, it would be the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Having oily skin means that powder is an absolute necessity. I like the fact that it doesn't look cakey too.
What are your goals for your blog in 2014?
This year I really want to blog more! I love writing posts, but I have so little time at the moment. In 10 weeks time, exam season starts, so most of time is taken up by revision. But once my exams are over, I can't wait to blog more! I'll have 3 months to do so! I'm even thinking of starting youtube properly...
How long have you been blogging for?
I originally created my blog near the end of 2012. But I didn't really post very much then. During 2013 is, for me, when my blog really started.
What is your favourite makeup brand?
I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for. Whilst there are some drugstore items that are staples in my everyday routine, I do love having high end makeup. My all time favourite brand would have to be MAC. But I also have a few Chanel items which are absolutely incredibly, so I have to say it's a tie.
What's your favourite blog?
I have two favourite bloggers- Kayleigh from CoutureGirl and Beth from BirdsWords. You know when you read a review of a product and you know you just have to have it? Well I've lost count how many times this has happened to me after reading one of these girls reviews! Beth posted a review of Nars Deep Throat Blush and I'm planning to buy it when I go to London next week!
Would you consider starting a YouTube channel?
I do have one video on youtube, which I made on my birthday. Its a 'Get Ready With Me' video and you can find it here. I would love to properly start YouTube, but now's just not a convenient time!
What is your favourite thing about blogging?
There's nothing I don't like about blogging! I find it very therapeutic and I really wish I had more time for it! I have met some really lovely people through doing it, and even taken part in some 'guest' posts, which was really fun!
What is your favourite highstreet shop?
I would have to say Topshop. Not only do I love their clothes, but the makeup line there is incredible. Whilst the clothes at Topshop can be on the pricy side, I think that the makeup is very reasonable for the quality.
What is your ultimate beauty tip/trick?
It's not something that I created, but instead of  buying a brow gel, I spray a small amount of hairspray onto a spoolie and comb it through my brows. I find it a much more efficient way of taming my unruly brows!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
I hope I will be living and working in London. I'm unsure of what I I'll be doing exactly, but something in the media like marketing/ journalism would be amazing.
In three words how would you describe yourself?
Tall, loud and happy.
My Nominations:
Here are my questions for you:
1. Who/ what inspired you to start blogging?
2. What is your favourite skincare product?
3. Do you love any 'underrated' products?
4. Celebrity crush?
5. Favourite drugstore product?
6. Favourite high end product?
7. Who inspires you the most?
8. Do you have anything excited planned for 2014?
9. Who is your favourite blogger/ youtuber?
10. What is your dream job?
11. What is your favourite book or film?
So there it is! Thanks again to Rosina for nominating me. I hope you enjoyed getting to know be a little!