Week In Beauty #12 | Skincare Special

This week I've been raiding my skincare drawer in search of help with hormonal blemishes. Usually when those pesky blighters pop up out come the big guns but as I've ran out of blemish treatments I've had to try a new approach.

New In...

A weekend trip to Boots for Barry M's new gelly polish turned into a haul of sorts. It's hard to go into Boots for just one thing and I have little willpower.

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection | Summer 2014


So here are photos from MAC's upcoming summer collection - Alluring Aquatic. There's no official colour story as yet so I'll update when I find it. However, Alluring Aquatic is an extra dimension collection with teal packaging (the packaging also has water droplets on which I'm interested to see). More photos after the jump!

Save V Splurge: The Body Oils

Body oils are a nice alternative to body lotions/moisturisers. I have two in rotation, both at opposite ends of the price spectrum.

New Beauty for April 2014

April seems to be a great month for new beauty products. I'm already looking forward to the new Bourjois rouge edition velvet lipsticks but theres a few other things I've got my eye too.

Win | Nuxe Giveaway


Tomorrow my blog is two years old - the last two years have gone so quickly and my lil blog has become somewhere I can escape to and enjoy my passion for all things beauty.
Thank you to who reads my musings and comments - I truly appreciate it. To celebrate my blog birthday, I have a small giveaway for you. One winner will win the Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm and Nuxe Youth and Radiance Revealing Care Fluid. To be in with a chance of winning just fill in the details in the form below. As usual the giveaway is open worldwide. Good Luck!






Lazy Girl Morning Skincare

For a morning skincare routine, I like something quick and easy. I'd rather have an extra 10 minutes in bed than spending extra time on my skin.

If You Had Your Own Makeup Collection...

Being a beauty lover, the idea of what I would do if I had my own makeup collection has crossed my mind several times. 

MAC PatentPolish Lip Pencil Collection 2014


For anyone disappointed with MAC's Maleficent collection, here's something that looks more promising. A non sticky, pigmented formula, MAC promises the colour and shine of a gloss with 12 new limited edition shades of pencil with twist up application.



Pleasant – rosy pink
Patentpink – washed out lilac
Innocent – nude beige
Teen Dream – bright coral orange
Go For Girlie – bright yellow pink
Spontaneous – soft plum with pearlized pigments
Revved Up – creamy peach
Fearless – deep blue pink
Kittenish – mauvey pink
Berry Bold – orange red
Sultana – dark grape (except Asia)
Hopelessly Devoted – bright fuchsia (except Asia)
Mojo Maker – warm brown (Asia exclusive)
Clever – mid tone brick coral (Asia exclusive)


Released April 2014 - US // May 2014 - International


Battle of The Dry Shampoo

If there's one beauty product I always have around its dry shampoo. I don't like washing my hair everyday as I don't want to make my hair become any oilier than it already is but I hate that '2nd day' feeling.

MAC Maleficent Collection 2014

You know when a collection has major potential and then it turns out to be a let down.Yeah, thats how I'm feeling about this one.

Being Kind To Yourself


Self-esteem is a subject that isn't overly talked about in the beauty world. I'm not someone who has a lot of self-confidence and I know a lot of people feel this way.

Budget Beauty: Base Makeup for Pale Skin!

I used to be so envious of tanned girls. I still would love to have gorgeous naturally tanned skin but in reality its never gonna happen. I've learnt to embrace my paleness and luckily there's lots of products on the high street that can help me do just that.

Those Fine Lines...

Anti-ageing skincare is a massive market. Whilst I don't like the term 'anti-ageing' - a cream certainly isn't going to halt the ageing process and ya know I'm not sure how ageing is considered a bad thing. However, I do want to try and make my skin look the best it can.

Beauty Reward Cards

Loyalty/reward cards from beauty departments or stores are a great way to earn something back from shopping.

Week in Beauty #11

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I've been super busy blogging wise this week. Earlier in the week, I reviewed March's edition of the Love Me Beauty Box here and the real standout product for me was the Nip & Fab CC Eye Fix.

Why I Love TK Maxx...

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As a lover of beauty bargains, one of my favourite places to shop is TK Maxx or TJ Maxx as its known overseas. I've been lucky enough to find some real gems in there.

HTML Tips & Tricks: Sidebar Borders

Its been a good few months since I wrote one of these posts but I thought I'd continue with the series as I still have a few things to share. If you want to see previous html posts click here.

MAC Studio Sculpt Shade and Line Collection 2014

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I've mentioned this collection briefly in the past but I think it deserves its own post. The studio sculpt shade and line collection features eight powders and two brushes and launches in April US. All details below.

Sculpt, Shade & Line Collection
Sculpt, Shade & Line

Ebony Blend – white frost/ carbon black/ blue grey
Eggplant Blend – soft light pink/ deep plum/ silver grey
Espresso Blend – rich penny copper/ charcoal black/ warm brown
Rose Blend – washout pink/ blue plum/ metallic bright gold
Apricot Blend – champagne beige/ berry brown/ warm coral peach
Olive Blend – rich rose gold/ deep olive green/ soft olive
Violet Blend – light white pink/ deep violet/ iridescent cool pink
Indigo Blend – soft sky blue/ deep blue teal/ deep plum

Brushes

212 Brush
239 Brush 

Available from April 2014

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Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio in Silent Treatment

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Wet n Wild color icons palettes had been on my wish list for ages until I spotted them on Amazon UK and promptly ordered a few (they're very hard to find in the UK).

A Beauty Bargain | Ebay Brushes

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A while back in this ebay post, I mentioned buying a few makeup brushes. They arrived pretty quickly and I have to say I'm pretty impressed with them.

Lorde for MAC Cosmetics 2014



Word up!MAC's newest collaboration is with teen singer Lorde. The limited edition collection will be released later this year though no word as yet on how big/small the collection will be. I'm guessing this might be an Autumn/Winter launch due to lorde's love of vampy lips. I'm looking forward to seeing what it brings!




Love Me Beauty Box | March 2014

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The new Love me Beauty Box for March landed on my doorstep this morning and I've taken a few quick snaps so lets see whats inside this months offering.

Hair Duo: Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two and The Detangler

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Just like having oily skin, oily hair is a bind. Dry shampoo becomes your best friend and there is the constant battle to find a great shampoo that will keep your hair looking as clean as possible.

Baobella Boutique | The New Online Store

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Quite a while ago I signed up to a new beauty community known as Baobella - where you can sign up free for a profile and share your beauty photos and reviews. 

Week In Beauty #10

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This week has been all about the makeup. Usually during the week Ill just want to get my makeup on as quick as possible and do the minimal (I'm not a morning person) but this week I've really enjoyed spending time applying my makeup properly and adding a little extra than normal.

MAC Proenza Schouler Collection 2014

I cant say I was that excited when I first heard about this collection but after seeing these visuals - wow I've done a complete 180.

Green Tea | The Benefits

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Whilst this is a beauty blog, I do believe what goes into your body has an effect on your health and appearance.

5 New Products on The Wishlist...

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There's so many beauty products being launched right now, its difficult to keep up. There's definitely a few items I'm interested in buying. 

Worth The Splurge #2


Whilst I do like my high street beauty, I also like my high end products too. Obviously, when you're shelling out for an item you want said product to perform amazingly well.

Rita Ora For Rimmel | Breakfast in Bed Nail Polish

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I wouldn't say I'm a massive fan of celebrity endorsements and hearing about Rita Ora's collaboration with rimmel didn't exactly spark my interest.

Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette



If bright colours are your thing, then look no further than Urban Decay's upcoming release - the electric pressed pigment palette.

Becca Mineral Blush in Songbird

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Although blushers are my favourite makeup item, sometimes you stumble across a product that you never expected to like.

Week in Beauty #9

This weeks favourite products comes in the form of some new discoveries alongside some old must haves.

Haulin

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It's been a long time since I posted a haul on here. I generally buy here and there but I decided to take advantage of Boots 3 for 2 offer.

A Glossy Moment

At heart, I'm a true lipgloss girl. I just find them much easier to wear than lipsticks. Ok, maybe not in gale force wind conditions - having to pull your hair off your lips is never a good look but for adding a hint of a tint then you're good to go.