Saturday, 30 March 2019

ADEXE Mini Sistine Watch in Rose Gold!

Hey beaut's!

I absolutely love ADEXE watches, I have two watches from them already which have practically lived on my wrist ever since I got them however recently ADEXE have launched their brand new Miniature Sistine collection which got me super excited! This particular  collection is super feminine and dainty because of it's smaller design, its available in multiple colour ways and has a lower price point with prices starting from £79.00. I actually have one of the original ADEXE Sistine watches so I was really intrigued to see how the mini version would compare, plus anything miniature is always a winner in my book!
This time around I opted for the Mini Sistine in Rose Gold with a black face, you can also get this particular watch with a white, rose gold or blue face too! The watch itself  has a hand-made mesh band with an easy adjustable open spring bar so you can get the perfect fit for you, 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 made out of  hand-polished stainless steel and is well proportioned despite the mini design, it's also quite lightweight but still robust and well made, and the numbers are clear and easy to read. The watch also comes with a 2-3 year battery life 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! All of the ADEXE watches come with a set of extra straps in black or brown too which I think is such a nice added bonus and makes the watch more versatile!
Overall I'm so in love with my new ADEXE beauty! The watch not only 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 beaut's he he. I'd also really recommend this collection if you have smaller wrists like me and find bigger watch faces tend to take over your wrist, this watch is really dainty and really suits my smaller wrists if that makes sense, I love it!
You can find the ADEXE Mini Sistine Watch in Rose Gold for £89.00 HERE, and you can also shop the entire Miniature Sistine Collection HERE. Use code HAYSPARKLE15 at the checkout to grab yourself 15% off!

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*This post contains a gifted item, all opinions are my own!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Yes to Grapefruit Unicorn Skincare Range

Hey beaut's!

The unicorn craze is pretty mega right now and I for one am loving it! The bright colours, the shimmer, the glitter, arhhh it's all so pretty, and skincare brand Yes to have got on board the magical unicorn train and released a couple of skincare products that are sure to put the magic back into your skincare regime, leaving us with flawless skin with a natural radiance; and revealing bright, glowing skin!
Now I absolutely LOVE a peel off face mask so I was so happy to see that Yes to had a Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Peel Off Mask* (£4.00)  in their unicorn range. The mask is said to brighten and even skin tone whilst the addition of Vitamin C smooths the skin and enhances natural luminosity, now that sounds like my kind of mask he he! The formula of the mask itself  is quite thick as you'd expect a peel off mask too be and has an almost melted marshmallow-y consistency and wait for the best part....it's iridescent-pink so you literally look like a shimmering unicorn until it's dry. To apply the mask you literally just paint it on with an old makeup brush or mask brush around your face avoiding the eye area and after 10 minutes it's completely set and ready to be peeled off which is the most satisfying thing to do ever, I love it! Afterwards my skin looked so even with my redness reduced and my skin was so, so soft and luminous, it's the perfect mask to use before makeup application too, I love it and will definitely be stocking up on these magical beauties!

Another gorgeous skincare product Yes to have in their unicorn range is the Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Unicorn Transforming Clay Cleanser* (£8.00), this stuff gently removes makeup and the days impurities and leaves my skin not only squeaky clean but looking brighter, smoother and feeling super refreshed. The formula of the clay cleanser is so fun to use because it has a unicorn twist, it goes on pink and turns yellow when your skins clean enough and when it's ready to be fully rinsed off, how amazing is that! You literally just whack it onto damp skin, work it in-in circular motions and wait for the magic to happen, it also smells incredibly fresh just like grapefruit, is 95% natural and has a slight cooling feeling when you use it so it's super refreshing especially in the mornings! 

If your a fan of skincare and all things magical and unicorn themed then your going to love these products, I'd also totally recommend them if you suffering with dull and uneven skin because they really do give your skin a pick me up!

You can find the Yes to Grapefruit Unicorn Skincare Range on Beauty Bay HERE.

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*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

March Degustabox Review + £5 off Discount Code!

Hey 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 shortlist for this months box is:
Green & Black's Praline & Truffle Bars 89p.
KIND Snacks Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Bar £1.35.
Willie's Cacao Single Estate Chocolate £1.99.
Chum Fruit Bites Apple/Strawberry 79p.
Forest Feast Fair Trade Dried Mango + Milk Chocolate Mango & Coconut Fruit Balls £1.29.
Costa Signature Blend Coffee £3.70.
Red Red Super Stews Black Eyed Beans & Tomato £2.99.
Moose Juice Passion Fruit £1.59.
Jubel Alpine Beer Cut With Peach £1.80.
Weetabix On The Go Strawberry £1.49. 
Overall I think the March Degustabox has a great variety of yummy treats and drinks to try and enjoy, I also love the fact that the March box has an Easter and Spring theme because theres plenty of sweeter things to try which are always my favourite. I have the sweetest tooth hehe!

If you like the look and sound of Degustabox you can grab your first box for just £7.99 with the code 039DB HERE.


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*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!

Sunday, 24 March 2019

My New Favourite Affordable Foundation & Concealer!

Hey beaut's!

A few weeks ago I was looking for a new foundation to try and after watching Jeffree Star's full face of ELF video he had me totally sold on the Elf Flawless Finish Foundation, so I popped down to Superdrug to pick the foundation up and ended up buying the 16 Hour Camo Concealer as well whilst I was there! I had no idea what to expect from either the foundation or concealer, I know their meant to be pretty good and the foundation is actually Elf's best seller but I'm totally new to Elf so I was going into this blind so to speak, but I was more or less blown away instantly by both the foundation and the concealer and they have quickly become favourites of mine that I cant live without in my makeup routine!
So lets start with the Flawless Finish Foundation, first off the shade range is pretty impressive - theres around 40 shades that you can buy online but the Elf stand in my Superdrug had about 20 shades which I still think is pretty impressive, I also love how the shade range comes in fair, light, medium, tan, deep, and rich shades and also cool, neutral and warm undertones, the odds of you finding your perfect shade are pretty high which is pretty unheard of in the drugstore! I opted for the shade Beige which is light with cool pink undertones and I have to say it matches me exactly, woohoo!
The foundation itself is oil free so it's great for any oily, combination guys or gals out there but equally it's suitable for normal to dry skin too, it has a super lightweight formula that blends naturally for a beautiful semi-matte-satin finish which never ever goes dry or cakey on me. The coverage is really good, I'd say on the medium-plus to full side of things but can be sheered out by adding some liquid highlighter in with it if you fancy! It stays put really well and never goes patchy, it doesn't oxidise and it doesn't settle into my smile lines either thank goodness as a lot of foundations tend do that to me. Overall I'm utterly impressed and this foundation definitely gets a 10 out of 10 from me, I honestly think I've finally found my perfect foundation, it even has a frosted glass bottle and a pump, and for £7.50 it doesn't break the bank either!

For a long time I've been extremely faithful when it comes to concealers and always stuck with Collection's Lasting Perfection but I wanted to try something else for a change so that's why I picked up Elf's 16 Hour Camo Concealer. The bottle of the concealer is pretty big and inside you'll find it has a huge doe-foot applicator to make it easy to sculpt and highlight the face, again theres a great shade range to choose from as theres 18 different shades in different undertones, I opted for Light Peach which is light with rosy peach undertones, it's super brightening and perfect for under my eyes! The formula of the concealer is amazing, it's full coverage so my dark circles are literally a thing of the past, it blends out beautifully and feels so lightweight under the eyes and dries down matte and I can confirm that on me it does not crease or budge what so ever, and a little goes a very long way, the formula is honestly stunning I'm so, so impressed! It's very affordable too at just £5.00 a tube and I've tried concealers from highend brands before that are around £20.00 that are no where near as good as this one, it's magicial stuff! 

Have you trid any makeup from Elf before beaut's? What should I try next?? I'd love to know!

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Friday, 22 March 2019

Statement Made Jewellery Reviewed!

Hey beaut's!

Are you a jewellery loving gal like myself, personally I love delicate jewellery, whether it's a necklace, bracelet or even a ring I find it adds such a soft touch to any outfit or look without being too in your face doesn't it- and if your a lover of pretty, delicate jewellery too then I think your going to love Statement Made Jewellery!

Statement Made Jewellery focus on individuality and personalisation and offer a large range of handmade jewellery such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets and anklets in gold, silver and rose gold finishes. Each piece of jewellery can be personalised by either being engraved, featuring your initial and your birthstone which I think is lovely, especially if your gifting someone a piece of jewellery as it shows you've gone the extra mile.
The necklace I have is the Angel Wings - Guardian Angel Pendant* in silver featuring my August birthstone (£19.95) and I love it, it's delicate yet sturdy meaning I'm not going to be terrified that it's going to fall off and the clasp is very secure. The jewellery also comes beautifully packaged - my necklace was in a little cream - velvet feel - pouch tied up with a pink bow which I thought was so cute and it was complete with a certificate of authenticity and care instructions which is always appreciated!
If your looking for some personalised jewellery to gift someone I cant recommend Statement Made Jewellery enough, the quality is lovely, the packaging is so sweet, the jewellery itself is beautiful and the fact you can add those personal touches has to be my favourite thing. 

You can shop the Statement Made Jewellery website HERE.

nopin

*This post contains a gifted necklace, all opinions are my own!

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Essence 'You Better Work Range' Reviewed!

Hey beaut's!

If you've been reading my blog for a while now you'll know that I'm a huge fan of Essence Cosmetics, it's so affordable and actually very good quality  - I literally swoon at their lippies and nail polishes, their so so good! Anyway... recently Essence have launched a gym-proof range named 'You Better Work!' full of everything you need to keep your makeup looking it's best and staying put even in a sweaty gym during your workout or on a mega hot Summers day!
If your anything like me then you don't like to leave the house without a slick of mascara on your lashes and a bit of tinted moisturiser on your face at least, so I was really looking forward to giving the You Better Work Volume & Curl Mascara* a whirl a long with the Tinted Day Cream in Light*Mascara's have to pass a lot of tests for me, I like something super long lasting that wont transfer, smudge, run or flake and I like plenty of length, volume and curl and Essence have literally answered all of my mascara prayers with their Volume & Curl Mascara. This stuff stays put like nothing else and builds up beautifully, and even though it's waterproof it isn't tough to remove with my cleanser at the end of the day, yassss! 
The Tinted Day Cream (£3.80) is actually very good, it has a light-weight formula as you'd expect with a light coverage but some how it makes my skin look super healthy and is perfect for that 'no makeup look', it has a nice matte finish as well so it keeps shine and sweat at bay and it also features a UV filter to keep your skin protected in the sun which is always a bonus! I can see myself using this loads in the Spring/Summer months that's for sure!
Setting sprays are absolutely huge right now and I bloody love a good setting spray to make me look all glowy and dewy however the You Better Work Fixing Spray* (£3.00) is actually mystifying so I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about it at first. The spray itself is very refreshing and cooling so I can see why this little beauty would come in handy at the gym and whens it's hot, and if you like a matte finish then I cant recommend this enough as it really does set your base makeup and keep shine at bay, but for me right now I do prefer something more dewy but definitely in Summer I'll be reaching for this a lot when I want to look matte and not a sweaty mess lol!
Finally I've been giving the Eye Primer* (£2.80) from the collection a whirl! I've found a little bit of this goes a long way, you literally need the smallest amount to get a nice base for your eyeshadow to blend on top of! I've actually found that this particular primer works really well with eyeshadow crayons, it really keeps the creamy formula in place without creasing which is something I've previously struggled with!

All Essence products are available from Wilko stores or online HERE.

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*This post contains gifted press samples, all opinions are my own!

Friday, 15 March 2019

Yankee Candle Belgian Waffles Review

Hey beaut's!

If you know me then you'll know I'm a bit of a crazy candle lady, theres always a candle burning in my house, so when I saw Yankee Candle had a new collection out for Spring called Sunday Brunch I had to check it out and give the collection a whiff! The scents in this collection are mainly sweet and floral but one is a real foodie scent - which are my absolute favourite....all hail to the Belgian Waffles candle, she's a beauty!

Belgian Waffles is described as 'Light and airy, warm and golden brown – a crisp lattice cradling melted butter - the classic brunch favourite', I mean a candle that smells of belgian waffles...I'll have a lorry load please! The candle itself has top notes of toasted pecans and vanilla, middle notes of waffle batter, a dash of cinnamon and melted butter and a base note of whipped cream and oh my god it's immense, it's deliciously sweet with an ever so slight nutty vibe to it, it's almost quite caramel like too. It ticks all the sweet boxes for me and gives me cookie batter vibes sometimes, if you like Yankee's Christmas Cookie or Snowflake Cookie then your going to love Belgian Waffles as it's kind of down the same sweet lane of those! As for the scent throw...it was very good and managed to fill the entire house very quickly and still lingered when it had been blown out, it isn't over powering or sickly for me though which I thought it might be, but like I said before I'm a huge fan of sweet, foodie scents so I never find them too much for me. I bloody love this scent so much though, in fact I'd say it's up there with my all time favourites from Yankee Candle, I need to buy the large jar pretty sharpish!

All the Yankee Candle votive/samplers claim to provide up to 15 hours of fragrance and Belgian Waffles certainly always lasts me really well, I think because the scent really lingers and fills the entire house you don't have to keep it alight for so long so you can certainly get a good few uses out of it that's for sure.

Have you tried Belgian Waffles yet beaut's? What did you think?

nopin

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Zoella X Colour Pop Haul + First Impressions!

Hey beaut's!

As soon as I heard Zoella was collaborating with Colour Pop and creating a super sweet brunch date themed makeup collection I was shook and had to place a cheeky little order ASAP! It would of been quite easy for me to buy the entire collection to be honest because I do love the look of everything Zoe and Colour Pop have created however, I'm completely new to Colour Pop and had no idea about the quality of their products, so I played it safe and bought four items that I was most excited in trying first!
Before I get into the products I do want to chat a little bit about the amazing Colour Pop customer service because I did have a few issues with my order, firstly when my order was dispatched my tracking didn't work so I got in touch with Colour Pop via twitter and they immediately looked into it for me and emailed me with the correct tracking information, they also DM'd me when I had tweeted another blogger about that fact my order was still awaiting delivery and they once again checked to make sure everything was on track for my order to be delivered! Once my order arrived I was actually missing an item - the Supernova Shadow in the shade OG - so I had to get in contact with Colour Pop again and they more or less immediately apologised and refunded me, they where so efficient throughout! 

 Anyway on to the bit's that I bought....Firstly can we all just appreciate the packaging of this collection, everything from the cardboard outer packaging to the packaging of the products their selves is so adorable and right up my street, I'm always sucked into cute packaging whether the product is good or not I must admit. The products I picked up where the Brunch Date Eyeshadow Palette - which was the main thing I wanted - the What Happens at Brunch Lip Bundle and the Creme Gel Liner in XOXO. 
I have seen online that some people think the Brunch Date Eyeshadow Palette ($18.00/£13.73) is a bit boring, yes it is filled with mostly bronze's, brown's and warm beige tones with a splash of blue but lets face it, it's the most amazing shade range for everyday wear and something I would certainly reach for - for my daily looks! The palette contains 12 shadows in total, theres 5 mattes and 7 metallic, after giving a few shades a whirl the quality seems amazing, the mattes are so, so pigmented you literally just need the tiniest amount of your brush and your good to go, most of the matellic shades are so buttery, very pigmented and I've found best applied with my finger , the only thing negative I could say is that some of the metallic shades contain glitter and I do get quite a bit of glitter fallout but apart from that so far so good!
The What Happens at Brunch Lip Bundle ($11.50/£8.01) is so adorable and I'm so happy I bought it because I've been wearing it everyday since it arrived, in the set you get a Lippie Pencil in Oh Snap and a matching Ultra Matte Lip in @ME, both of which are a gorgeous mauve pink colour which is so me! The lip pencil glides on so smoothly with a matte finish and the liquid lipstick again goes on smoothly from the doe-foot applicator, it does dry down quite quickly but I actually find it quite comfortable to wear and doesn't make my lips feel mega dry!
 Finally I bought the Creme Gel Liner in XOXO ($5.00/£3.81), I bought this because I wear black eyeliner in my waterline most days and this one actually worked out cheaper than the one I buy in Superdrug or Boots so that a bonus! I've actually been really impressed with the formula of this eyeliner, it super rich and jet black with tiny gold flecks within it which makes a nice change and it applies so smoothly like the lip liner and is super long lasting!
Overall everything I've tried to far gets a HUGE thumbs up from me and I defiantly want to place another Colour Pop order when they have free shipping again he he! Did you buy anything in the Zoella collection beaut's? What do you think of it? I'd love to know!

nopin

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Hunkemoller Lingerie Review

 Hey beaut's!

Who else is a bit of a lingerie addict like me??  You can get such beautiful pieces these days that are just too stunning to leave in the shop, and I actually work on the lingerie department of the store I work in so I'm surrounded my pretty lingerie all day which doesn't help my lingerie buying addiction he he! Luckily for me Hunkemoller recently got in touch and asked if I'd like to review a piece of lingerie from their website, and when I had a look I was like a kid in a sweet shop, there was soooo many pretties so I jumped at the chance!

If your new to Hunkemoller like I was - their actually one of the largest lingerie specialists from Europe, their website - which has free shipping at the moment by the way - has every type of lingerie you could think of, theres everything from beautiful bra and knicker sets to singles sold on their own, basic comfort bra's, lace bra's, sexy sets and they even sell some gorgeous nightwear, swimwear and sports wear too.
I picked out the Maya Padded Underwired Bra in Tango Red* (£24.00), isn't she beautiful! This bra has padded cups that are covered with gorgeous lace and is finished with subtle details like the small bows between the cups and on the shoulder straps. This particular style of bra also comes in nine other colours with matching knickers available too if you like a matching set!
The quality of the Maya bra is so good and really impressed me, it's well made and definitely feels luxurious once it's on if that makes sense, I can definitely feel a positive difference compared to my cheaper bra's that's for sure! The bra is really flattering and very comfortable which is obviously a major thing I want/look for in a bra, and I feel very secure in it too which is helped by the wider rear band and hook fastening! Although the bra is padded it's probably the thickness of the padding you'd get in a t-shirt bra, so it's not OTT thank goodness as I'm not keen on bra's that are 90% padding but this one isn't, woohoo! The size range in the Maya Bra is also as amazing as the bra itself, sizes start from 32A to 42G which I think is great and very inclusive!
The bra arrived in a beautifully packaged box and was carefully wrapped in tissue paper as well which not only makes it feel extra special but if your gifting some Lingerie to someone it just looks so pretty!

You can shop the Hunkemoller Lingerie HERE and you can find the Maya Padded Underwired Bra in Tango Red HERE.

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*This post contains gifted press samples, all opinions are my own!

Friday, 8 March 2019

March Fashion & Beauty Wishlist!

Hey beaut's!

It's March which can only mean one thing...it's wishlist time again, and this month I'm switching things up by having a couple of clothing pieces on my wishlist, this makes a change for me because usually it's a mountain of makeup products that I'm lusting after! 

I'm LOVING the leopard print trend still and the midi skirt from New Look is high up on my must buy list along with the fabulous t-shirt which is also from New Look which I thought would look quite nice tucked into the skirt! I've also got to have those leopard print sandals from Topshop ready for the warmer days, I absolutely love them!

Makeup wise I really want to try the Elf  Poreless Putty Primer, unfortunately they don't seem to have it in my Superdrug yet as I've already been on the hunt for it so hopefully they will have it in stock soon! I also really want to try the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette, I collect Urban Decay palettes so I need to add this one to my collection pronto! I also cant wait for the Too Faced Better Than Sex Liquid Liner to launch, if you know me then you know I don't leave the house without my trademark winged liner on so this launch has got me very excited! 

Whats on your beauty wishlist at the moment beaut's?

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

My New Favourite Dress + My Very First OOTD!


Hey beaut's!

Today I'm sharing my very first outfit of the day and this is a pretty big deal for me, I have a lot of confidence issues when it comes to outfit pictures and often think I look like an absolute tit but recently I've thought sod it, if I look like an absolute tit then so be it, you only live once after all hey!
So lets just appreciate how cute, simple and versatile this little black dress is, I bought it in Peacocks recently so if you like it then it should definitely still be in stores and online, I'm a little bit obsessed with it if I'm honest! It's so flattering on my shape because the tie waist pulls me in at my smallest part and although I love the black belt it comes with I also bought and leopard print belt to wear with it aswell sometimes when I want to switch things up a bit, it's also the perfect length for me and I can see it looking great with heels, sandals, vans and even ankle boots like I'm wearing today.
Boots - LOTD - old
Sunglasses - Primark
Theres my very first OOTD, I know it's basic but hey - everyone loves a little black dress don't they, please be kind beaut's and maybe I'll do some more and be a little bit more adventurous next time! Let me know your thoughts on the dress too!

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