Saturday, 20 January 2018

ADEXE Sistine Petite Rose Gold Watch

Hey beaut's!

I've always loved the look of ADEXE watches, seeing them online or someone modelling one on Instagram or Twitter always left love hearts in my eyes, trust me you'll feel the same once you've had a nosey he he! For me a watch isn't always about it's functional purpose, of course that's a great factor but watches are the perfect accessory and can add the finishing touch to any outfit cant they, that's why I absolutely adore my ADEXE Sistine -Petite Watch in Rose Gold, it's such a beauty and so on trend!
The ADEXE Sistine Petite Rose Gold Watch* caught my eye because not only was it utterly gorgeous in all of it's rose gold glory but I think it looks really elegant and simplistic, I'm really not a fan of an 'out there' watch so something simple but pretty is always a winner for me. The watch itself has a hand-made mesh band with a clasp fastening which you can move yourself for the perfect fit, I love this because theres nothing worse than having to get links taken out or punching extra holes in a strap is there! The watch face is well proportioned, quite thin and lightweight but still robust and well made, the roman numerals stand out well so the watch is easy to read because theres nothing worse than having to squint your eyes to read your watch is there. The watch also comes with a 2-3 year battery which I think is pretty epic and activates once you take a tiny stopper out of the mechanism which adjusts the time so you get the most battery life out of your watch as possible!
Overall I'm so in love with my ADEXE watch, it looks stunning, it feels so well made and luxurious, it's comfortable and more importantly it keeps me on time for work (lol), it also looks super cute in the background of Instagram pictures - oh it's all about the gram isn't it he he. Seriously though if your looking for a new watch or want to gift someone a watch I cant recommend ADEXE enough, they have some seriously stunning pieces on their website!

You can find the ADEXE Sistine -Petite Rosegold Watch for £109.00 HERE.

 nopin

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Three New Skincare Additions I'm Obsessed With!

Hey beaut's!

I'm hugely into skincare these days, I think it's because I'm getting that bit older now and I've realised how important it is to have a good skincare routine in place. Whilst I've been perfecting my skincare routine I've been trailing and testing lots of different creams, lotions and potions and theres three new products in particular that I've been obsessed with since trying them out!
 Arhhh firstly I've fallen head over heels for the Pixi-Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse (£24.00), this is something that had been hugely raved about in the beauty world but for some reason I put off buying it for months, but once I tried it I realised I was a silly billy and should have tried it sooner because I loved it and so did my skin! This unique jar houses a solid cleansing oil and a luxe cleansing cream and my skin feels like it's had such a treat after using both. To use I simply start off with the cleansing oil which is solid in the jar but turns into an oil once it hits the skin much like coconut oil, this removes my days makeup and any daily grime my face might have picked up during the day! Once my face is clean I go in with the cleansing cream, this feels so luxurious and provides a further and more nourishing cleanse for my skin. I've been using this now for around two months and I just love it, my skins always feel so squeaky clean after use as well as super soft and smooth and somewhat plumped and supple, it's gorgeous stuff! 
Next up is the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic (£15.00), I've really been enjoying using this recently and although I've never really used a toner in my skincare routine before I just love how refreshing this gorgeous stuff is. I use the Instant Boost straight after every cleanse and it just leaves my skin looking so radiant and feeling squeaky clean, that refreshing feeling is super nice in the mornings too! Granted it's not an essential product to have in my skincare routine but I just really enjoy using it plus I am HUGE Liz Earle fan!
Finally we have another goodie from Liz Earle - the Deep Cleansing Mask (£17.50). My skins been quite combination over the last few months and this mask is perfect for combination skinned guys or gals because it helps reduce oiliness, draws out impurities, balances the skin and gives a toning effect without my skin feeling all dry and tight. I particularly love using this mask around my nose area, I'm quite prone to having blackheads on my nose and this mask makes them magically disappear, it's bloody marvellous, I've also had a bit of a stress breakout recently and after using this mask my skin was so much clearer. I've been super impressed with this beauty and definitely need to have one in my skincare stash at all times. 

What skincare have you been loving lately? I'd love to know!
nopin


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

New Launches By Technic Cosmetics + Swatches!

Hey beaut's!

I've talked a hell of a lot about Technic Cosmetics over last few months on haysparkle.com and that's because I've really fallen in love with the brand, some of their products are now my makeup bag essentials so when they launch new pretties I cant wait to get my hands on them, lucky for me they have recently launched some gorgeous looking bits which I've been giving a whirl!
The first two newbies are Technic's VIP Colour Wave Eye & Cheek Palettes in Bronzed Bae* and Fairy Tale* (£6.99)! These are soooooo pretty, each palette contains five little wave segments of soft, baked colour which double up as eyeshadows where you can use each little segment separately, or you can swirl a brush through all the colours and use them as pretty epic highlighters. I've been using Bronzed Bae loads because it's so easy to use on an everyday basis and the highlight that the first 2 shades within Bronzed Bae creates is absolutely stunning! Fairy Tale is much more of a fun, daring palette, I absolutely love it because it just reminds me of unicorns and all things pretty and used together as a highlighter it's just 'wow', I've never rainbow highlighted before but it looks so cool on the cheek bones. You can also use both of these palettes wet or dry and really up the pigment and hi-shine if you wish but they do work really well dry in my opinion!
I think it's absolutely genius that Technic have launched their very own Shade Adjusting Collection, it so hard to find the perfect shade of foundation these days so any lightening or darkening drops that you can easily buy are a winner. As well as the light and the dark drops Technic also have Shade Adjusting Highlighter Drops* (£2.99) which I've been obsessed with! I'm all about glowy skin and a few drops of this gorgeous stuff mixed in with my foundation creates the perfect dewy, radiant skin, in the Spring/Summer months these drops are going to be an essential for me. 
Finally we have the Technic Shadow Sticks*, I LOVE eyeshadow sticks because their so quick and easy to use, you can simply scribble the colour on your eyelids and either use your finger or a brush to blend the colour out and your ready to go! I have the shades Frosting - an icy white perfect for highlighting the brow bone and inner corners, After Midnight - a deep blue/black with tiny silver sparkles running through it, Rose Gold - my favourite shade out of the four and the one I've been reaching for the most, as the name would suggest and its a pretty rose gold/copper shade and finally I have Chocolate Fondant - a super wearable metallic bronze! All four of these shades are super pigmented, blend out beautiful and can be worn alone if your in a bit of a pinch or they work great as base/primer shades for powder shadows, Frosting really helps bright eyeshadows pop too!

Are you a fan of Technic? Which products are your favourite? I'd love to know!

nopin

Sunday, 14 January 2018

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Review

Hey beaut's!

Like most makeup and beauty lovers I'm obsessed with highlighter, it's my favourite part of applying my makeup and if I don't look like I'm a glazed donut I'm not a happy camper! I've got quite a few highlighters in my makeup collection now but one I was missing and constantly longing for was MAC's Soft and Gentle, I had swatched it in MAC numerous times but for some crazy reason never bought it but bless my lovely boyfriend who bought it for me for Christmas so I thought I'd share my thoughts on it finally!
 MAC's Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish is a velvety soft, slow-baked powder with a radiant, pearlised finish. The shade of this highlighter is lovely, MAC describe it as a gilded peach bronze and when its on the skin it definitely looks like a peach, champagne shade with subtle gold flecks within it which aren't chunky at all. 
The product itself is lovely to use, it's got a good amount of pigmentation when used dry and creates the most beautiful natural looking glow to the skin that I think would suit most skin types, if you really want to go all out you can wet the brush with some setting spray or MAC Fix+ which really intensifies the pigment a lot. 
The baked powder picks up well on the brush and blends onto the skin with ease, I find that my Real Techniques Setting Brush applies better than my fan brushes so I tend to stick with my small setting brush. The texture of the powder is super soft and isn't chalky at all, I also feel like Soft and Gentle is going to last me years and years because you don't need to use much during each application and I've used my pan quite a lot since I've had it and it still looks brand new!

Overall I think MAC's Soft and Gentle is the perfect everyday highlighter, it's naturally glowy when used dry and when it's used with a damp brush 'hello glazed donut'! The only negative I really have is that I do think it's a tad pricey at £24.50, but then I think I'm going to get years and years worth of use out of it so it will probably be worth it in the long run! If your looking for a nice everyday glow then I cant recommend this beauty enough, if your looking for something super intense when used dry then maybe this wont be for you!

You can find MAC's Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish HERE.

nopin

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Feral Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Review - New Shades!

Hey beaut's!

Feral Cosmetics is a super new brand to me, that's because its actually a US based, cruelty free and vegan beauty brand which isn't that easy to get hold of here in the UK only on the Beauty Chamber website. Feral Cosmetics currently have two lip product ranges available on Beauty Chamber - Liquid Matte Lipsticks and Ultra Satin Lipsticks, they have five shades in their existing liquid lippie range but Beauty Chamber have literally just adding three new shades which I've been giving a whirl and thought I'd share my thoughts on today!
The Feral Cosmetics Liquid Matte Lipsticks come in clear plastic tubes with silver lids which hold the doe foot applicator inside. The formula of the Feral Cosmetics Liquid Matte Lipsticks is described as being creamy smooth, fully opaque with a touch proof matte finish, sounds pretty good right?? Now it's know secret that I'm quite a fuss pot when it comes to liquid lipsticks, I hate the dry, cracked feeling which happens a lot with liquid lipsticks so these beauties would have to be really good to impress me he he... 
I can happily say I am really impressed with these liquid lipsticks! The consistency and texture of all three of these is lovely and I'd go as far as saying it's one of the best formula's I've tried in terms of liquid lipsticks! The product feels super thin and lightweight during the application process where as a lot of other liquid lipsticks I've tried are much thicker and heavier. Despite being thin in constancy they still pack a pigmented punch and are fully opaque in one quick swipe, you definitely don't need build up the opacity that's for sure! Once these liquid lipsticks have dried down on the lips they still feel super lightweight and they don't really feel that dry at all thank goodness, they do have an ever so slight tacky feeling when I rub my lips together but I'd much prefer that than dryness. They do have the touch proof finish too, I literally pressed and rubbed my finger over my lips once the lippie had completely dried down and it never transferred onto my fingers, and the darker shades are quite a bugger to remove so theres no worries when it comes to lasting power. Ohhh and did I mention they have a lovely light vanilla scent to them too, yummy!
The three new shades are super pretty and right up my street, we have 
Skin Tight* which is a gorgeous beige nude which I know will be super popular, 
Home Wrecker* which is the most beautiful classic bright red and finally Berry Sexy* which has to be my favourite, it's a super dark mauve/berry shade, arhhh I love it!
Overall I really like these and I definitely want to try one or two of the other shades Feral Cosmetics have in their liquid lipstick line, they actually have a couple of mauve nudes which look STUNNING! 

You can find the Feral Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks for £14.95 each HERE.

nopin

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Degustabox Review + £7 off Discount Code



Hi beaut's...

I have a subscription box review for you all today but it's a subscription box with a difference.... it contains yummy food and drink, so say hello to Degustabox*. Degustabox works very much like how beauty subscription boxes work, for £12.99 a month (postage included within the £12.99 price) you will receive 10 to 15 surprise food/drink products, many that are completely new to the market! So if your a bit of a foodie like myself and you love subscription boxes your going to love this beaut's! 


The items in this months box are.....
- Willies Cocao Black Pearls £6.59
- Candy Kittens Gourmet Sweets £3.00
- Ryvita Lightly Salted Rye Cakes £1.39
- Popchips Galactic Puffs £1.99
- Planters Nut-Rition Energy Mix £1.29
- Taking The Pea £1.50
- Mary Berry's Lemon and Mustard Seed Vinaigrette £2.99
- Lift Matcha Instant Green Tea
- Coldpress Golden Delicious Apple Juice £1.50
- Sleep Well Vanilla Milk Drink £1.75
- Robinson's Fruit Creations & Barley £1.99
- San Miguel 0.0% £3.00 

Degustabox have kindly given me a discount code for all of my beautiful readers, all you have to do is pop 039DB into the promotional code box and you'll receive a whopping £7.00 discount when registering making your first box just £5.99. And don't worry beaut's, theres no commitments with Degustabox meaning you can cancel your subscription free of charge before the 10th of any month, but I mean why would you cancel monthly surprise food treats ha ha!

What do you think of the Degustabox concept beaut's? I'd love to know your thoughts!

nopin

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

Hey beaut's!

I had heard sooooo many good things about The Ordinary Coverage Foundation and when something gets hyped up enough my makeup obsessed self has to see what all the fuss is about, so I went for it and treated myself !

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation comes in an impressive 21 shades that covers all skin tones and undertones, so whether your more pink, neutral, red or yellow toned this foundation has you covered. I actually used the temptalia foundation matrix to colour match myself and ended up needing the shade 1.1P Fair for Pink Undertones which is a MAC NW15 for anyone wondering, and I have to say my colour match was absolutely spot on so I was very impressed already!
The foundation itself claims to have a lightweight, non oily texture with high pigment content and a semi- matte finish with no risk of the colour settling in creases or appearing ‘cakey’ as the day wears on, sounds right up my street. Upon application I noticed you have to give the bottle a good shake first so I went ahead and did that and then splodged dots of the foundation all over my face ready to blend in like I normally do with any foundation - big mistake.... this foundation is highly spreadable so a little goes a very long way and what would normally be fine for me with my other foundations was far too much in this case, so straight away I knew I would get plenty of applications out of this bad boy! I've used both a beauty blender and a buffing brush to blend this foundation in and with both it blends into my skin like a dream and covers well, I would say a brush gives a fuller coverage and the beauty blender more medium to buildable-full. 
My skins been pretty much combination over the last few months, I'm slightly oily on my t-zone and dryer everywhere else and this foundation sits beautifully on all areas of my skin, it doesn't make me dryer or more oily and it does indeed feel super lightweight on my skin which I love, I barely feel like I'm wearing anything to be honest! I've not experienced any caking or separating either and it lasts a good 8 hours or so on me before I could use a little refresh, that's without a primer because I barley bother with primer and a light dusting of setting powder.

Overall I really like this foundation and will definitely repurchase it again when it runs out, I find it the perfect everyday foundation because it's so lightweight, smooth and creates such a lovely even base for me. It's so affordable too at just £6.00 a bottle on most sites, the shade range is immense, it's also cruelty-free, soy-free, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, alcohol-free, nut-free and it also contains SPF 15, it's definitely worth a try thats for sure!

You can find The Ordinary Coverage Foundation HERE for £6.00 although I know Beauty Bay and Cult Beauty are selling it for around £5.90.

nopin