Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Beauty Wishlist

Seeing as it is officially Spring, I thought I would celebrate the new season with a new beauty wishlist. To go with the Spring theme, this wishlist is full of soft colours and more focus on lighter, more natural make up. I hope you enjoy!
The first thing you're drawn to is most likely the gorgeous foreshadow palette in the middle. This is one of the Smashbox Covershot eyeshadow palettes, in collaboration with the stunning Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars star). This palette is called 'Soft Light' and it contains lovely shimmery shades for easy, everyday looks with a hint of shimmer to make the eyes pop.

There are a couple more palettes in this wishlist. L'Oreal Paris have recently released a whole new collection of products for there Infallible range. The one I'm excited about the most is the Infallible Paint Blush Palette. This looks like such a good range of shades and it's rare to find blush palettes in the drugstore. Another palette I have my eye on this the Barry M Illuminating Highlighting Palette, it looks so pretty and the shades are perfect - Iced Pink, Frosty and Gilded Bronze. Cream . The drugstore has some gorgeous highlighter palettes - check out Sleek and Lottie London when you're next in Superdrug! But since I clearly can't get enough highlighter in my life, the Barry M looks like a great palette for a healthy, spring-inspired glow.

Moving onto single products, another new release from L'oreal is their Infallible Lip Paints. This pretty nude pink, in Hollywood Beige is the perfect matte pink for Spring. One other launch I'm very excited about is the new Benefit blusher- Galifornia. This described as a 'sunny warm pink blusher' which sounds amazing for Spring and Summer, and the packaging is amazing as well.

Lastly, we have a drugstore fragrance. I used to use the 'So...' body sprays all the time when I was younger. However, I was instantly drawn to their new fragrances because they look so sophisticated The one in this wishlist is 'Sheer Illusion' - with notes of mandarin & bergamot, rose and jasmine, and a creamy sandalwood base. It just sounds so nice and floral for Spring.

What have you got your eye on at the moment? Is there anything inspired by Spring?


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Top 5 Feel-good Films

There is no better time than the weekend to enjoy your favourite films. Here is a list of my top 5 feel good films (or film series!). A lot of these may be very predictable but I love them anyway.

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Beauty and The Beast

This is my favourite Disney classic. With catchy music, a lovely story line and iconic characters, it never fails to put me in a good mood! I can't wait to see the live adaptation this month, it looks beautiful!

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This has got to be one of my all-time favourites. I've seen it so many times but I love it every time. It's so funny.

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High School Musical

I grew up with this film series. It may be cheesy but that's what makes it so good! Also, I pretty much know the songs off by heart.

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Bridget Jones

These films are the best. They are hilarious and Bridget Jones is such a relatable character. I think the most recent film, Bridget Jones Baby, is my favourite out of the three.

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The Devil Wears Prada

I've loved this film for years. It features some of my favourite things - New York and fashion. and it's a brilliant story about following your dreams. I love the cast (Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt...) as well.

What are your favourite feel good films?


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Three Things

Here are three things that I've been enjoying lately!


Recently I've been practising mindfulness, and part of this involves mediation. I use the Calm app to mediate, it just takes ten minutes out of my day to sit, breathe and listen. It's really helped me focus, clear my mind and feel more calm in all aspects of my life. It's especially helpful as we approach exam season!

Embracing Spring

One of my goals for 2017 was to embrace all the seasons, and I'm definitely enjoying the start of Spring. Starting to see the blossom on the trees, daffodils growing and being able to dress for slightly warmer weather is so uplifting and it's so nice to focus on the present season. However, my excitement for summer is already starting to kick in - a holiday with the girls is already on the cards!

Being happy for others

Through practising mindfulness and self-love, I find it so much easier to connect and have a happy relationship with others. Being happy for people, their achievements and their passions is such warming and exciting feeling. Whether its a compliment, an act of kindness, or even just sitting with them and listening to what they have to say - the simplest things can mean so much.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

My Favourite Brow Products

I am, by no means, an eyebrow expert but I do have my favourite products that I use on a daily basis. My brows have always been uneven, so I like to shape and define them but I will change how bold I want the shade depending on the look I want. Here are my go-to brow products!

My favourite brow pencil is the Goof Proof brown pencil by Benefit. Who doesn't have a Benefit brow product in their collection? I love this because the shape of the pencil is really easy to use, and it comes with a spoolie for shaping, blending and on-the-go touch ups. The whole product in general gives you so much control with how to shape and define your brows to suit you.

Secondly, this new Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder is so good for quickly filling in your brows and adding definition. Just shake the product and apply it onto your eyebrows, it's easy to build up colour depending on how bold you want your brows to be! The product stays in place all day and doesn't budge.

To make sure by eyebrows are extra secure, I have the Rimmel Brow This Way clear brow gel to set them in place. It's become a staple in my make up collection. However, to set my brows and add more colour I have the Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara. Both of these are very long-lasting and they don't break the bank either!

There are my favourite products. What I like is that I can mix and match what I use depending on how bold I want my brows to be that day. They are also all really quick and easy to use.

What are your favourite brow products?

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Haul - Beauty and Lifestyle

This is a little collective haul of beauty and lifestyle items that I've collected over the last few weeks. It's been so long since I've written a haul post!

Starting with beauty, I've added a few little drugstore items to my make up collection. I've been needing a clear brow gel for ages so I picked up Brow This Way by Rimmel, it's so good for setting your brows into place, even on its own for more natural-looking brows. I also picked up a L'Oreal Perfection True March blusher in the shade 'Sandalwood Pink' which is such a nice and warm pop of colour on my cheeks. Lastly, as a break from matte liquid lipsticks, I purchased this gorgeous rosy nude lipstick from New Look in the shade 'Antique Rose' - a pretty shade and moisturising formula!

At the end of last month I bought a new phone (silver iPhone 6s), after needing a new phone for quite a while! With that being said, I had to get some cute new phone cases to decorate my phone. The two cases mentioned here are from Skinny Dip (available at Topshop). The sparkly lobster one is probably my favourite because it's so bright and unique, but the Queen Bee one is amazing to because of course it reminds me of Beyonce.

I'm in the process of redecorating my room and gradually collecting bits and pieces for it. The theme is very white and minimalist. As a lover of inspiring quotes, I purchased this cute cushion from Dunelm that says 'follow your dreams'. Then from New Look, I got this canvas that says 'and so the adventure begins'. This comes with magnets so you can add your own photos around the print for all the inspiration and memories you need.

Hope you enjoyed this short and sweet haul. What were your favourite items?

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Current Favourites

Hope you're all having a wonderful week so far. In this post I'll be sharing my current beauty and lifestyle favourites. You might have seen some of them before.

I thought I'd switch things up and start with a lifestyle favourites. I am currently reading Bloom by Estée Lalonde - one of my favourite bloggers/youtubers, and one I'm sure you're familiar with, too! It's been really interesting to find out more about Estée's life before and outside of YouTube, from her childhood to her relationships to dealing with anxiety. Overall this is a very positive and inspiring book about Estée personal growth and how she has 'bloomed'. Another youtube related favourite is the Hungry Hands hand cream by Zoella Beauty. I got this for Christmas and I'm still working my way through it because its such a good size and a little goes a long way. I leave this on my bedside table and apply it every evening, and my hands feel so soft. The gingerbread scent is lovely, too.

Moving onto fragrance and I'm still loving Sweet Like Candy by Ariana Grande (full review here). The bottle is so gorgeous and the scent is lovely and sweet. With notes of marshmallow and blackberry, it really is sweet like candy. I use it on a very regular basis because it's perfect middle ground for days where I want more than an everyday body mist, but I don't want to use Chloe Love Story.

I've also been really enjoying using this vanilla lip balm from Boots Extracts. I would describe the consistency as very lightweight and buttery. It also smells delicious. This came in a set of three lip balms - the other two being strawberry and mango so I hope to enjoy them as much as this one.

Lastly, I may have added another Nyx Lip Lingerie to my little collection. This is the shade Ruffle Trim, which is a warm pink nude. It's such a gorgeous shade because no nude lipsticks are ever exactly the same.

What beauty products have you been enjoying lately? Also, are there any books or other lifestyle favourites?

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