Monday, 24 November 2014

Boux Avenue haul

I have been eyeing up Boux Avenue lingerie since September when my amazing friend Nicole Ray told me about them. I'm so glad she did because I love their underwear, it is so pretty and is simply stunning.

They have so many great items that it was hard to choose what to get but seeing as there was a deal on for the Chloe sets (bra+thong or shorts) for £25. I saw the perfect opportunity to finally buy some of their lingerie, as normally it would cost £34 for the set.

I bought the Chloe contrast lace balconette bra and Chloe lace shorts in Ivory Mix and am beyond happy with my purchase. They are very comfy and fit perfectly. The packaging that they do with petals is so elegant and makes it a great gift to give to someone. I also got my parcel very quickly and not damaged which is a plus, as some companies promise it should arrive within a certain amount of time and it arrives always late.

I also really liked the Chloe contrast lace balconette bra in Purple Mix and Chloe contrast plunge bra in Red Mix but I needed a new white bra so opted for the Ivory Mix one. Next on my list is the Chloe lace longline bra which is black and looks so pretty and fitting, lets hope Santa got my wish list. ;) Their bikinis are also beautiful, already looking at what I want for next Summer, getting slightly ahead of myself here...

I'm also really glad that a Boux Avenue store opened in Brighton, meaning I don't have to order online and can buy it straight away from the shop. Or maybe it is a slightly bad thing as I will probably be spending quite a lot of money in there!


Sunday, 23 November 2014

NYX butter lip gloss

So I must not have got the memo that Next stocks NYX cosmetics, because when I went in my big Next store in Shoreham-by-Sea, I was practically jumping up and down when I saw the NYX makeup stand.
I know I am probably late on the bandwagon but that is amazing that NYX is being stocked in UK shops as it looks like such an amazing brand and it is very reasonably priced. I am so glad that I can finally get my hands on NYX cosmetics and Next are awesome for stocking it!!

After my excitement and shock of seeing NYX finally lessened, I knew I had to go for the Butter Lip Glosses but what shade to choose that was a whole different case.

I really wanted Crème Brulee but they didn't have any in-stock, so that narrowed down my choices a little bit. I opted to go for Tiramisu and Red Velvet as I thought the colours were stunning and I couldn't just get one now could I?!

I bought two completely different colours, as I wanted to have a variety in my collection. I did think of getting an orange shade as well but couldn't justify spending £15 on myself so near to Christmas, plus I think orange colours are more for Summer.

Tiramisu (BLG07)

This brown shade is perfect for autumn because it is a very natural and subtle colour. I probably own quite a few natural lipsticks/lip glosses, ok probably more than a few but I think 'Tiramisu' has to be my all time favourite! :) I'm in love with NYX butter lip glosses and I can see why this is such a popular shade. The quality is very good and the colour stays on for a while. I also love how all of the Butter Lip Glosses have a scent to them, definitely a selling point, as said before I cannot stand generic smelling makeup, it sucks.

Red Velvet (BLG20)

I only own one red lipstick so thought why not expand my red collection and go for a dark red lip gloss. I was a slightly bit worried with this shade as red colours can sometimes look a bit weird on me because of my really pale skin and blonde hair. However, my worries turned out to be for nothing as I absolutely love the colour and I think it suits me well. :) The dark red shade is perfect for daytime as it isn't bright so it is more subtle. Whether it's for a Christmas party or just a bit of Christmas shopping, it is good for either. I think it would also look amazing with a little black dress!! The lip gloss also smells incredible, made me want to eat it!!

Application wise NYX butter lip glosses are fantastic!! They go on easily and thickly, the end result is stunning! My lips feel softer and hydrated after using it, definitely better than most glosses I have used in the past. I love them and they are very well priced, £5 is a bargain for lip glosses and will definitely be getting a lot more of them. :) They are my new favourite product and are a must have in your handbags. They are also the perfect stock filling, I am secretly hoping that my mum will go back to Next and might get me one for Christmas.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain - london posh

I have wanted to try out Revlon's Colorstay Moisture Stain for a while now but have had other stuff on my list first. I finally got around to getting this a couple of weeks ago, however, I was quite disappointed with it.

It doesn't go on easily, and I have to keep using the brush to smooth the gloss over so it looks even and consistent in the colour. Application wise that is not something you really want, when I put on lip gloss I want it to go on easily and quick, I don't want to have to keep going over the same bit to make sure it looks right.

The texture was a bit too thick for my liking as well and I also dislike the shade. I thought it would be a nice calm dark orange colour for autumn but it is more of a brighter orange and wasn't my cup of tea, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't look great on other people it just didn't suit me.

I love Revlon products and lots of their lip products which are great. This is the first product of theirs I have not liked but it won't put me off trying other of their lip gloss products in the future. What do you think of Revlon's Colorstay Moisture Stain?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Bourjois cream blush - nude velvet

My love for cream blushers started with Bourjois, I got this gem in the Summer Glamour Beauty Edit and have since slowly expanded my cream blush collection. Bourjois is one of my all time favourite cosmetic brands, they are reasonably priced and smell lush!!

This cream blush is amazing, fantastic, wonderful, good quality and a beautiful shade. The shade I have is 01 Nude Velvet and it is a pretty peach colour. It can be seen as a summery shade, but with this cold weather it adds a nice hint of colour to my cheeks as well as definition and highlight my cheekbones.

The product is very smooth and soft, it goes easily onto my skin. The cream blush isn't thick which is good which makes the application simple because it doesn't look patchy or clumpy. I also like there is a mirror in the product and is an added bonus, because you can easily top-up on your blush when you are out and about. What do you think of Bourjois' cream blush range?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Body Shop sparklers

After seeing a blog post on The Body Shop sparklers, it made me really want to get them and I knew they were a must have!! :) The packaging is adorable, elegant and so classy, the sparklers look like something out of a movie or you would see on a vintage dressing table.

The Body Shop had a really good deal on in the makeup section 2 for £20 and they also had 20% off for all people who had a loyalty card, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to invest in them. I got the sparklers for a bargain price and am really happy with them. I decided to go with the Vanilla Brulee and Glazed Apple because they smelt amazing!! The Frosted Cranberry wasn't really my cup of tea but that's just me.

You can use the sparklers for your hair, face or body, I have used them quite a few time in my hair but have yet to use it on my body. I love the touch of glitter in my hair and is perfect for a night out!

Vanilla Brulee Sparkler

Vanilla is one of my all time favourite scents, I have candles, perfumes, body butters, you name it and I have it in vanilla. I love that the sparklers all have a  scent to them, the vanilla one is heavenly and I am hooked. The gold shimmer is amazing and it is no wonder it is in the Christmas range. The Body Shop has outdone themselves with the sparklers!!

Glazed Apple Sparkler

The Glazed Apple products are my favourite scent of the Christmas range, it smells heavenly. The sparkler is a green/silver and is stunning. I am really happy with the glazed apple sparkler and love the Christmassy sparkle. For all glitter lovers this is a must have and you will fall in love with it instantly!!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Yankee Candle obsession

I absolutely love Yankee Candles, I have always thought they were amazing but ever since I visited my best friend in Cardiff and saw her mums massive collection of Yankee Candles have I become a bit more obsessed.

They are of good quality, smell fantastic and are just plain and simple amazing!! I know they are viewed as slightly expensive but in my opinion they are worth every penny, plus they always have different deals on. In Clinton's at the moment, you can buy one and get 50% of the second product which is pretty good if you ask me.

Fireside treats - medium jar

My friends mum had this little beauty and I fell in love with it, it smells heavenly and I joked with her that it might find its way into my bag. So when I got back home to Brighton, I knew I had to have this gem in my life so bought it from my local garden centre and it was fragrance of the month so got it for a lot cheaper than the usual £16.99 for a medium jar.

Sugar Plum Village tealight holder

I am so happy that I finally have this, it is the cutest thing ever and is so pretty and glittery. This is the first of my Christmas decorations and it looks great in my room. It fits two tealights and would be a good Christmas gift for Yankee Candle lovers.

Votive Sampler Candles

I have quite a few of these and it is a great way to try out different fragrances if you don't want to spend a fortune on a medium or large jar without trying a smaller version first. The votive sampler candles are also very reasonably priced and last for quite a long time.

Strawberry Buttercream: I am in love with this scent, it smells so incredible that you will want to eat it. If you are a big lover of all sweet fragrances then this is the candle for you. It is definitely one of my favourites from Yankee Candle.

Christmas Cookie: This is a great fragrance for Christmas!! Plus who doesn't love Christmas cookies?! It actually makes me want to go and make iced biscuits.

Cherry Vanilla: An empowering but sweet smell, a nice reminiscence of summer in Winter.

Rainwashed Berry: Fresh, fruity and fantastic. It is a really strong fruity fragrance and is refreshing.

Merry Berry: It is a berry treat and great for the festive season. It actually reminds me quite a bit of cocktails and is great to have on whilst getting ready for a night out.

Any favourite Yankee Candle fragrances?


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Christmas wish list

Christmas is my favourite time of the year, it is amazing. I love the lights, decorations, shops, buying presents for my family... The list goes on and on and on, you get my gist. Buying Christmas presents is one of my favourite things, because Xmas shopping is the best!! The shops all look amazing, pretty and most above all glittery!!! :) I have already started my shopping and am loving it. So I thought why not do a blog post about my Christmas wish list, not everything is on there but here are a few:

The Body Shop - Glazed Apple Tin Of Treasures (£17)

I smelt the fragrance of these little Christmas gems in the shop the other day and knew it had to go on my wish list. The glazed apple range smells incredible and is my favourite out of all of their Christmas range, the Vanilla Brulee and Frosted Cranberry ranges weren't really my cup of tea. This product is so cute and I love the tin it comes in, which is why it is the perfect Christmas gift and is on my list.

Topshop - Mini Lip Bullet Duo Set (£10)

I recently tried two of Topshops lipsticks and really want to try one of their lip bullet products, so this is a great opportunity to try them out. I mean both for a tenner is a bargain, especially since individually they cost £8!! Oh how I love Christmas sets and deals, it is definitely the best time of the year.

River Island - Black block zip trim waterfall cardigan (£45)

I have regretted not buying this cardigan ever since I tried it on in River Island and still really want it! It is such a warm cardigan and I love how it looks, definitely perfect for winter.

Yankee Candle - Strawberry Buttercream tealights (£6.99)

I bought a Strawberry Buttercream sampler a couple of weeks ago and it smells incredible!! It's a sweet scent and it smells so good that you'll want to eat it. I recently order a Yankee Candle tealight holder from the Sugar Plum Village collection and want some Yankee Candle tealights to go in it, hence wanting these in tealights. :)

Pandora - My Sweat Pet Charm (£30)

Pandora - Fairy Pixie Charm (£55)

Pandora - Floral Heart Padlock Openwork Charm (£40)

Ever since I got my Pandora bracelet for my 18th birthday, it has become a sort of tradition that I get one from my mum every birthday and Christmas. So I normally select a couple from their booklet and give it to my mum to choose one for me. This Christmas I selected three and cannot wait to see what one she goes for. I love the 'My Sweet Pet Charm' as the paws on the heart are adorable and I have a dog so it would represent my border collie on my charm bracelet. The 'Fairy Pixie Charm' is cute and when I was younger I really loved fairies, so it's like a piece of my childhood. Last but not lest on my Pandora wish list is the 'Floral Heart Padlock Openwork Charm' is just so pretty and would go perfectly on my bracelet.

What is on your Christmas wish lists?    

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Primark Haul

As most of my friends know, I never really shop in Primark because it is often messy and I never really know where to start. But I was in need of some Winter pyjamas and a friend of mine got some really nice soft/cosy ones from there, so I thought I would see if they had anything good. I was really happy with their pyjamas, there was so many and I didn't know which ones to go for.

Hug Me pyjama set

There were loads of soft pyjama sets, ones with penguins, pandas, bears, leopard print and so many more... I decided to go with the Hug Me set as I liked the colours and I mean who doesn't like hugs?! It is the cosiest thing ever!!!! I love lounging around in the pyjamas and I definitely want to get a different pair. I am 100% sold on Primarks' pyjamas, they are amazing!!!!! :)

2 Pack of comfy socks

I thought with the cold weather approaching why not get another pair of comfy socks, they are so soft and my feet are in sock heaven!!

Grey Jersey Lounging pyjama bottoms

I really liked the lounging bottoms, plus I wanted something less thick as the weather is really temperamental at the moment. The pattern is also really Christmassy and I love all things to do with Christmas so I had to have them. :)

Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Body Shop Colour Crush lipstick: 305 Golden Flirt

I have finally started my Autumn and Winter collection of makeup, I have so many Summery colours that it is nice to have a variety! My first step in my Autumn/Winter makeup was on my Body Shop order, I decided to get one of their Colour Crush lipsticks as they looked amazing!! I did hesitate between a few colours, as there was so many to choose from. It is a good thing that the collection has so many shades because it means variety and that there will be something for everyone.
I went for Golden Flirt (305) as I really liked the look of colour online and it had a hint of glitter in it, but mainly because of the glitter. It is the perfect colour for Autumn and I am loving the brown/gold colour. I can apply a light shade during the day for university or meeting up with my friends. And for a night out with the girls, I can apply a couple more coats of lipstick to make the colour darker and a more night time look.

I am very happy that I went for this shade!! I definitely need to buy more from the Colour Crush lipstick range and now on my list is Make My Heart Gleam (140), Coral Blush (110), Golden Syrup (350) and Spice Things Up (330). I would definitely recommend Colour Crush lipsticks to a friend as they are good in quality and price, they are a must have in your handbag.

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