Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Ted Baker Rose Gold Eida Enamel Double Button Cuff

Hey beaut's!

I can never resist a bit of rose gold so when I saw this gorgeous Ted Baker Eida Enamel Double Button Cuff on WatchShop.com I had love hearts in my eyes. I mean just look how pretty it is, arhhh I love it so much!
The Ted Baker Eida Enamel Cuff* (£39.00) has a gorgeous rose gold plated finish and a striking double button cuff design, the button cuffs have baby pink accents which go beautifully with the rose gold and its finished off with Ted Baker’s signature branding. The bracelet itself is super comfortable to wear and slides on and off my wrist via the button cuffs, I was worried about it not being super secure because it is a cuffed bracelet but actually it fits me perfectly and is super secure on me.
Overall I'm in absolute love with this bracelet, it literally hasn't left my wrist since I got it. It's super versatile and goes with everything day or night, its delicate and girly and it would make the perfect gift too, it even comes in a little velvet Ted Baker pouch and box!

You can find the Ted Baker Rose Gold Eida Enamel Double Button Cuff along with the full Ted Baker jewellery range on www.WatchShop.com 


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Joan Collins I Am Woman Perfume Review

Hey beaut's!

I'm a huge Joan Collins beauty fan, her lippies are some of my favourites and I have a few other makeup bits and pieces from her too which I love. One thing I was yet to try was her fragrance I Am Woman, so being the perfume addict that I am I thought it was about time a gave it a whirl. 
The Joan Collins I Am Woman Ea De Parfum* comes packaged in a gorgeous glass cut bottle which reflects the light beautifully on my dressing table, I have the 12ml sample size which is the cutest little thing I've ever seen but their are bigger size variations to choose from too, personally I love the smaller size because it fits into my bag perfectly and if your looking to just test the fragrance out it's nice that you can buy a decent size tester. The scent itself is very classy, glamorous, deep and mature with woody and musky notes really coming through on top for me, theres also a fruity element to the scent with added citrus and peach but they are only recognisable when I very first spritz this onto my skin. Below is the full list of fragrance notes -

Top - bergamot, citrus, lemon peel, orange zest, peach nectar and mandarin
Mid - rose, orange flower, jasmine, fresh greens, sweet herbal and mossy
Base - musks, vanilla, tonka, amber, cedar wood, sandalwood and patchouli
For me I Am Woman is more of an evening scent or Autumn and Winter scent, it's very warm and musky and extremely strong and super long lasting, so those of you who don't like a strong scent you will probably find this one a little too much. However if strong more woody, musky scents are your thing this will definitely tick all the boxes for you. It really is the perfect evening scent, it feels so glamorous a luxurious, just what you'd expect from Joan Collins herself hey he he! 

You can find the Joan Collins I Am Woman Perfume 12ml for £15.00 HERE, theres also a 50ml bottle available and gift sets too.

Have your tried Joan Collins I Am Woman perfume beaut's? What did you think? I'd love to know! 


Saturday, 24 June 2017

NEW Garnier Moisture Bomb Super-Hydrating Soothing Tissue Mask Reviewed!

Hey beaut's!

You might remember back in March I reviewed my all time favourite face mask from the drugstore - Garnier's Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask! I love that mask so much and always buy them in bulk because I cant be without them in my stash, but when I spotted a couple of new Garnier tissue masks in Superdrug a few weeks back I was intrigued and just had to buy one to try to see if it was as good as my trusty Moisture Bomb mask.

The Garnier Moisture Bomb Super-Hydrating Soothing Tissue Mask is an all in one, ultra thin sheet mask which is suitable for all skin types but is especially targeted for those with dry sensitive skin who are prone to tightness like me. The mask itself is infused with soothing Chamomile, super-hydrating plant serum and hyaluronic acid, making this an ultra moisturising yet calming mask to use that will leave the skin softer, hydrated and soothed. To apply the mask you just pop it out of the packaging, unfold it and simply place it onto cleansed skin, then peal off the blue backing once your happy with the masks placement and then leave it to do its thing for 15 minutes. Whilst the mask is on you'll notice that the mask itself is absolutely drenched in serum, personally I love this because once you take the mask off theres still plenty of serum left on my face to rub into my skin, so my skin really gets a huge dose of moisture. 

The results for me after using the Garnier Moisture Bomb Super-Hydrating Soothing Tissue Mask are great, my skin feels super moisturised, really soft and smooth, any tightness around my dry patches where nourished and the mask soothed and calmed any redness I had around my nose. In terms of it working differently to the original moisture bomb mask... I don't see much difference in the results at all, the one difference I found is that this chamomile mask doesn't have the cooling effect that the original moisture bomb mask has, so this one doesn't feel as refreshing as maybe the original one does but that's simply it, their both so moisturising and nourishing and I honestly cant recommend them both enough if you have dry, dehydrated skin as they both work wonders for me and are hands down the best masks I've ever tried in terms of hydration, their incredible.

You can find the Garnier Moisture Bomb Camomile Tissue Mask for £1.99 at the moment in Superdrug HERE.


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Olivia Burton Queen Bee Watch Review

 Hey beaut's!

I've always been a huge fan of Olivia Burton watches, their just so feminine and utterly gorgeous, and during the Spring/Summer months I love nothing more than to add little touches of colour here and there within my outfits and as soon as I saw the Olivia Burton Animal Motif Watch* (£135.00) I had love hearts in my eyes and new it was the watch for the job!
Olivia Burton has a wonderful collection of beautiful and enchanting watches on  WatchShop.com, theres literally something to suit everyone from the more classic Olivia Burton style, to small faces and big faces, coloured straps, floral designs, it's endless! Of course I fell head over heels in love with Olivia Burton's Queen Bee watch, I mean isn't it stunning! The watch itself comes complete with a rose gold plated casing and accents, a white face, a miniature 3D bee motif at the 12 0'clock point (which I'm in love with), a super soft leather strap in a beautiful nude/peach shade and and its fitted with a three hand quartz movement.

It's such a comfortable watch to wear and looks so pretty when it's on, the rose gold detailing and the bee motif are just beautiful and are probably my favourite things about the watch. I also love that it doesn't have one of those bracelet clasps, those sort of watches are always too big for me however this watch has plenty of holes punched into it so it fit's my wrist perfectly. 
Overall I'm so in love with my Olivia Burton watch, it looks stunning, it feels so well made and luxurious, it's comfortable and more importantly it keeps me on time for work he he. If your super girly and love rose gold and nude tones and happen to be looking for a new watch I cant recommend Olivia Burton watches enough.

You can find the Olivia Burton Queen Bee Watch along with the full Olivia Burton range on www.WatchShop.com 


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge Reviewed

Hey beaut's!

I'm a huge Real Techniques fan, I use their makeup brushes and makeup sponges every single day so when I saw that they had released LOADS of new makeup sponges a little while ago I couldn't wait to check them all out. One sponge in particular caught my eye because it wasn't a regular makeup sponge, oh no no no it was a sponge for skincare,  yup Real Techniques have now delved into the world of cleansing and exfoliating! 
The Miracle Cleansing Sponge* has been designed too to prep the skin ready for makeup application by gently exfoliating away dirt, oil, and makeup leaving us with a smooth, soft complexion. The sponge itself is the same shape as the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge but with a slightly gritty texture when dry, it's in no way hard but theres definitely some texture there when dry. You do have to use the sponge wet alongside your favourite facial cleanser, I use my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and just for reference the sponge and this cleanser do go hand in hand with each other and work so well. When the sponge is wet it does expand slightly and has a softer, sponge-y texture, it is coarse enough to exfoliate and remove dead, flaky skin yet gentle enough to use around the eyes without any harshness or irritation. The shape of the sponge is fab too, it reaches all the contours of the face with ease so no nook or cranny is missed or forgotten.

Overall I do really like this sponge, it certainly does a fab job at exfoliating and cleansing my skin when used in conjunction with my cleanser, my skin always feels great after using the sponge and I always use it over my eyes to remove mascara and it tackles that with ease and never feels rough. I also love how it gently sweeps away flakes of dry skin without irritation and it rinses out brilliantly too, I was expecting so much black staining from my mascara and liquid liner but it literally rinses straight out, it quite impressive actually he he. I'd totally recommend the sponge if your looking for something to achieve gentle yet effective facial cleansing, it gets the job done but in a gentle, sensitive way, I love it!

You can You can find the Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge on the face.co.uk website for £5.50 HERE. Face.co.uk also offer FREE 1st class delivery too, don't you just love that!

Have you tried the Miracle Cleansing Sponge by Real Techniques beaut's? What did you think? I'd love to know?


Sunday, 18 June 2017

My Favourite Makeup Sprays!

 Hey beaut's!

Makeup setting sprays and priming sprays are huge right now and I for one am a total addict of them, priming sprays always make such a different in how my foundation looks on my skin and setting sprays... well they just keep everything set and looking fresh throughout the entire day. Honestly beaut's if you haven't tried any makeup sprays yet now is the time to take yourself too Boots or Superdrug and treat yourself to a couple to try, you wont regret it trust me!
MAC's Fix + and the Smashbox Photo Finish Priming Water are both my favourites for refreshing and priming my skin. Before I apply my foundation or concealer I literally drench my face in either of these beauties and then I go straight in with my foundation and concealer whilst my face is still wet with the priming sprays, this does something magical as I'm blending everything in and the overall finish of my base makeup is lovely, so lightweight, smooth and dewy, I love it. I also use the priming sprays on my beauty blender, again it just really helps with the overall finish of my makeup and dampening a makeup brush with either sprays can really transform your eye shadows and highlighter into well pigmented, gleaming gorgeousness too! And lastly I love to use them both to refresh my makeup throughout the day, it also takes that over powdered look away from my skin and makes things like my highlighter really pop!

As for setting sprays theres two clear winners for me and that's my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and my Barry M Mist & Fix Dewy Finish Setting Spray. These two are extremely similar to each other and practically work the same although, I would say Urban Decay's offering does keep my makeup in place a tad longer than Barry M's Mist & Fix but I'd say Barry M have a great dupe here and for a fraction of the price. Both sprays keep my makeup in place a full working day without any fading, caking or melting and neither dry my skin out at all and they both keep me looking fresh, dewy and radiant.

What's your favourite makeup spray beaut's? I'd love to know what I should try next!


Friday, 16 June 2017

Brush Works HD Complexion & Contouring Sponge Kit Reviewed

 Hey beaut's!

My favourite way to apply my foundation and concealer is a trusty makeup sponge, I've probably been using sponges for a good couple of years now and haven't really gravitated back to a foundation brush at all. I've tried so many sponges in all shapes and sizes and most of them I've really enjoy using so when I saw Brush Works Complexion & Contouring Kit my 'makeup sponge addict' senses got very excited and I couldn't wait to give the kit a whirl.
The Brush Works HD Complexion and Contouring Kit* contains three, high quality beauty sponges all of which are made from hydrophilic material and are latex free. Each sponge has been specially designed and shaped so that we can get many uses out of each one, of course for best results they are all to be used damp but you can also use the sponges dry too. What I love about all three of the sponges within this kit is that once their all damp they really do expand well and go so soft and bouncy, I love the pretty girly colours all the sponges come in too.
My favourite and most used sponge out of the Complexion & Contouring Kit is the baby pink large egg shaped sponge, this reminds me most of the popular beauty blender and I have to say it works an absolute dream. It so soft and bouncy and bounces in my foundation so flawlessly within seconds, and because it has such a handy pointed tip I can really get into the inner corners of my eyes and around my nose with ease.
The dark pink hourglass shapes sponge is a tiny bit firmer than the baby pink sponge but it still feels lovely against the skin and isn't hard in the slightest, this one is specially designed to contour and define however it does blend in foundation and concealer beautifully too. If you do like to cream contour and cream highlight this sponge is super useful, the pointed tip can stripe on the colour then you can use the sponge on it's side to blend and defuse any harsh lines, I love it.
Finally the Complexion & Contouring Kit is completed with a miniature sized lilac sponge which I have to say is a must for concealer application, honestly my concealer has never looked so flawless until I used this mini sponge, it's shape fits around the contours of my eyes perfectly and it's great for pin point concealing blemishes too.

Overall I absolutely love these sponges by Brush Works, this little kit has certainly been a hit with me. All three of the sponges are soft and bouncy, blend everything quickly and flawlessly and never cake up any of my base makeup even when layering up different product's whether it be liquid or powder. Their really affordable too at just £11.99 for the three which works out just £3.99 per sponge, what a beauty bargain! I honestly cant think of anything bad to say here, their lovely sponges and perform just as well as some of the more expensive sponges I've used!

You can find the Brush Works HD Complexion & Contouring Kit on the face.co.uk website for £11.99 HERE. Face.co.uk also offer FREE 1st class delivery which is super handy if your in a pinch and need some new makeup sponges pronto he he!