30 May 2014

Charlotte Tilbury, Cheek to Chic Blush

So recently on a trip to Selfridges with my friend Megan I picked up a Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic blush, as soon as I heard about the Charlotte Tilbury makeup collection I knew it wouldn’t be too long before I picked up a few pieces to add to my makeup collection. Unfortunately it was much longer than I had hoped before I got to Selfridges but o my god was it worth the wait.

When I got to the Tilbury counter I was so overwhelmed by how pretty everything was I swatched a number of different products and just couldn’t decide so I figured I would give myself a little time to think about it.
I continued looking around the different counters and brands swatching stuff from Illamasqa, MAC, YSL, Nars and Shu Uemura but my eye kept being drawn to this product so I knew it was for me my decision was made and Megan agreed.

Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy Cheek to Chic Blusher (£30.00 for 0.28 oz.) consists of an exterior shade that’s a warm, coral-orange with a soft, frosted finish, and then an interior shade that’s a pink-coral with gold shimmer.

Tilbury recommends applying the exterior shade across the cheeks in a larger sweep while concentrating the interior shade more on the apples of the cheek. Together, they create a warm, coral-orange with a satiny finish.


“Swish brush around the outer shade, tap off the excess, smile in a mirror then run brush flat on top of cheekbone to add structure”


“Dip tip of brush in the centre colour, tap off excess, pop onto apples of the cheeks to make them glow, blend seamlessly together”

The texture is very soft, silky, and finely-milled, though it can be slightly powdery at times. It does blend beautifully on the skin. The soft shimmer in the finish gives cheeks a glow that doesn’t emphasize pores.
Ecstasy wore well for seven and a half hours, but it was noticeably faded and somewhat patchy after eight hours. Normally, I see some slight fading but most blushes don’t turn too patchy.

My favourite aspect to the product was really the texture, which felt incredibly soft.

I honestly haven’t stopped wearing this little beauty since I bought it, I find myself reaching for it every day and I can’t wait to get my hands on more of the collection.

Have you tried anything from the Charlotte Tilbury collection, anything you recommend?

26 May 2014

Maybelline Brow Drama

Hello Beauties, this review is a long time coming so much so that I’m onto my third tube of this little beauty.
As you may or may not know I LOVE eyebrows, when it comes to makeup they are honestly my weakness, if I see people with they’re eyebrows not filled it honestly makes me so angry I can’t cope eyebrows are there to frame the face so why not enhance them?

I am known for having very dark eyebrows, we’ve recently started fashion makeup in college and my tutor refuses to use any other colour than black, he believes EVERYONE has black eyebrows and this makes me so happy because I can go all out.

In saying this I have recently being trying to wear a lot more natural makeup myself on a day to day basis just to practice it really so this means natural brows and I have honestly found the most incredible product for this. So if like me recently you’re into a natural brow then I introduce you to the Maybelline Brow Drama sculpting brow mascara.

The packaging of the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara's is fairly basic and does look rather like typical mascara.

The wand features a large and long spoolie with a ball shaped end. The concept is that you can use the unusual shape to easily sculpt the brow hairs. The ball aspect easily grabs the brow hairs and coats them in the mascara as well as allowing you to easily brush the hairs in the direction you want.
Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara comes in three shades one of which should be suitable for everyone.

Initially I was a little worried that the mascara would be too dark in tone for my brows but once applied it looks lighter and more realistic on the brows than a powder or pencil. You also have the added benefit of the mascara once set won't wear off or succumb to oily skin.

The only downside is that much like any other brow mascara once dry this does leave the brows feeling a little crispy and stiff which may not be to everyone's taste, I have found myself picking at them when I’m bored which is becoming a really bad habit.

However when it comes to a fuss free way to shape and tint my brows Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara is what I reach for, it’s just so quick and easy; it has easily made it on to my Holy Grail Products list.

Have you tried Maybelline Brow drama or any other brow mascara?

24 May 2014

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss

Hello beauties, I bet you were all wondering how long it would take me to review these babies, I only purchased these little beauties this weekend so this isn't going to be a full review more of a first impressions post really. If you'd like a full review in the future do let me know in the comments below.

Tanya Burrs Lips and Nails, if you haven’t heard about these little beauties yet then you honestly must be living under a rock. I wanted every single shade as soon as they came out but as you may or may not know I already have A LOT of lip products and stayed strong because I knew I didn’t need any more that was until Megan Godwin from Beautiful You came to visit and she is honestly the worst enabler I have ever met, we were shopping in Westfield’s over the weekend and popped into Superdrug to pick up some sun screen and headed straight to the Tanya Burr display.

Megan has all 12 colours so was able to tell me about each and every one and which one she thought would suit me. Originally I was only going to pick up 2 just to try them out but there were 3 for 2 offers on in Superdrug so I couldn’t say no. 

There are 12 creams and shimmer lip glosses to choose from, Megan had mentioned that Picnic in the Park was her favourite, this shade is a bubble-gum Barbie pink and it definitely would have been my first choice but unfortunately it was sold out so I will have to pick it up at some other stage. I opted for Champagne Toast, Chic and Exotic Island. All of the names were picked personally by Tanya which is such a lovely touch and you can really tell a lot of thought, hard work and effort has gone into the production of these glosses.

The texture of these glosses is super creamy, pigmented and they are not even remotely sticky.  I love that even though they are so pigmented you can still wear them sheer with a smaller amount applied.

You can layer these glosses to make them really pigmented but you will risk it looking a little patchy as I have noticed with the darker colour I picked up “Exotic Island”, it is probably my least favourite just because it is a little too “loud” for me although when worn sheer or over a pink lipstick it does look very pretty.

Chic is a gorgeous pinky nude and is probably my favourite out of the shades I picked up, it's just the perfect everyday shade and I have to mention all of these glosses smell incredible. They have a sweet smell, I wouldn't say the scent is too strong but if you’re not a fan of scented lip products then that's something to bare in mind.

Overall these glosses are pretty amazing and for just £6.99 you can't go wrong, I definitely want to try more of the shades.

I love seeing how a gloss looks on before purchasing and to be honest the swatch colours on the website are a lot darker than what the shades are in real life so I am so glad I was lucky enough to have Megan swatch all her colours for me before she left so I know exactly what shades I want to pick up next (Thanks Meg).

Did you give into temptation and buy some of Tanyas products? What are your thoughts so far?

22 May 2014

USA Wish List

Hello Beauties, so as you may or may not know I am going away on holidays on Friday. I am off to Orlando for a week with my lovely family and gorgeous boyfriend. 
The trip was part of my 21st birthday present from my incredible overly generous parents (Shout out to Brian and Vonnie, love you guys). I have honestly been looking forward to this trip for I don't know how long, it's been ages since I have been away on holidays and even longer since I have been in the USA and what is most exciting about this trip is its my first Holiday with my gorgeous boyfriend Cían which is a major bonus.
As a beauty blogger a trip to the USA really means one thing and one thing only.....SHOPPING. Not only Seophora but Drugstore makeup shopping. I have been composing a wish list since I found out we were going and honestly it is now the length of my arm (or longer).
I wanted to do a USA wishlist post but if I added absolutely everything on my list we would honestly be here for years so I have just added a few of the main items from a few different brands, both high end and drugstore.
Obviously I will do a haul post when I am back but for now this will have to do.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour foundation

I hate to admit it but I haven't ever tried anything from Tarte (beauty blogger sin I know). I have heard so many wonderful things about this foundation and its full coverage my absolute favourite and need it in my life.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush

I am so OCD about products and my collection that I know I can't just have one product from a brand and I have heard so many beauty bloggers rave about this blush that I know I need to try it, plus the colours look incredible (o my WOW).

Bath and Body Works Hand Sanatizer

There's not really much I can say about this, you can't go to the states without picking up some bath and body works hand sanatizer.

EOS Lipbalm

I absolutely love these little beauties but just can't justify buying them in TopShop over here they are just far to expensive so obviously when I am in the states I am going to seriously stock up, I'm thinking one in every flavour.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Again this is another product that is all over the blogosphere, I have tried a white eye pencil before and loved it so can't wait to try this one and see how I get on with it.  

NYX Butter Glosses

Really need I say more? Everyone and their mum has been talking about these little beauties so I know I need to try them, not like I need anymore lip products but these seem to be a must have.

Bobbi Brown BBU Palette

Recently in college we had the lovely Amy Conway from Bobbi Brown come in and do a demo for us, she showed us the BBU palette and as soon as I saw it I knew I needed it, it's the most perfect product to add to my professional makeup kit. Unfortunately at £185 it is WELL out of my price range but I'm hooping it will be a little bit cheaper in the USA, fingers crossed.

MAC Face and Body

I always use this foundation in my makeup kit, I love how it looks on other people, hate how it looks on me but for other people it always seems to look perfect and obviously MAC is so much cheaper in the USA so I can't leave without picking up a few bottles.

MAC Strobe Cream

Again this is a must have product for any makeup artist kit, I absolutely love it.

Nike AirMax 1/ Roshe Runs

I  have wanted a pair of Nike trainers for the longest time but with them being so expensive in the UK I just can't afford them, I am a student after all, with them being so much cheaper in the USA I hope to pick up a couple of nice pairs, plus they would be absolutely perfect for walking round the theme parks.

Illamasqua Hydra Veil

Again this is a product that is absolutely raved about in the blogging world and I really want to try it out. I may need to pick up a hydra veil for my professional kit and a matte veil for myself.

Illamasqua Skin Base

I really want the skin base in the white colour so I can mix it with other foundations to make it match my skin because as we all know I am milk bottle pale and most brands foundations are FAR too dark for me. 

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls

This was definitely a very late addition to my list but after talking to some lovely bloggers last night I knew it had to be added, it looks absolutely stunning and supposedly smells gorgeous too.

After doing this post it has made me even more excited. I CANT WAIT.

If there's any products I have left out that you think I should try please leave them in the comments bellow.

Has anything on my wishlist caught your eye?

20 May 2014


I was recently contacted by the lovely people over at Mr.Nutcase and asked to do a review for them, when I received the email I honestly couldn’t have been happier as I had seen so many bloggers doing reviews on them and I knew I had to get my hands on them.  I just think it’s the cutest idea ever.

Mr Nutcase makes personalised phone cases for most phones. They do a standard lightweight plastic case, a leather flip case or a full wrap round premium edition case. You pick a layout and can add one or more photos, text and clip art when designing your cover. It’s a really straight forward process and my order was completed within a few minutes, if I’m completely honest I probably should have taken a little bit more time in the design process but I was just too excited about it.

If you don’t want something personalised you can pick from a huge range of ready designed cases instead, there really is something for everyone.

Mr Nutcase also offers free international shipping so there are no hidden charges. There’s also the added perk of a free screen protector in exchange for ‘liking’ their Facebook page, (unfortunately I couldn’t take advantage of this because I don’t have Facebook).

Delivery was super speedy .The case arrived within a couple of days, when I walked in and saw the envelope sitting on the door matt I was so pleasantly surprised as I really wasn’t expecting it to be so quick.
The phone case is a perfect fit for my iPhone and easy to put in place. The photo cover has a lovely matt finish so you wouldn’t have any issues with fingerprints.

The service and delivery from Mr Nutcase were faultless but one thing to keep in mind is not to keep keys or similar in your pocket with your phone or in your pocket if you are wearing dark wash jeans. Unfortunately my case has blue dye on after a day of use due to me keeping my phone in the bum pocket of my jeans while shopping in London.

The quality of the photo on the cover is absolutely perfect just like the photo I uploaded and it’s lovely, nice to be able to see a picture of my boy every time I take my phone out.
The above Mr Nutcase iPhone 5C Cover has a price of £19.95.

You can also currently get 10% off at Mr.Nutcase with the discount code “Thanku10”, I would really recommend heading over and getting your custom phone case A.S.A.P.

Is this a product you’d be interested in?

Have fun getting creative.

18 May 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick

When the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks first made an appearance, I was instantly drawn to them; I surely don’t need any more lip products, but the claims of a soft matte velvet finish, 24 hours lasting power and a non-drying feel on the lips were far too irresistible. I stayed strong for a very long time but finally caved after reading so many great reviews and watching so many April favourites videos including these bad boys.

The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick is a lightweight liquid lipstick with a velvet matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours. It comes in a clear plastic bottle and the cap matches its corresponding shade. Everything about this lipstick resembles a lip-gloss, including the little foam applicator. It’s available in 6 bold shades of red, pink and nude.
(Top to Bottom 04 Peach Club, 05 Olé Flamingo,06 Pink Pong)

What makes this lipstick most attractive is that it’s a highly pigmented liquid that sets to a velvet matte finish on the lips. I totally agree with the claim that this lipstick is not drying on the lips, but if you have extremely dry lips, it can cling to dry patches, so make sure to exfoliate your lips and apply a clear lip balm first. I recommend the lush popcorn lip scrub here and the Inglot lip defence treatment here.

I found that this lipstick stains the lips pretty quickly, but it starts to fade around about 4 hours after application. It does come off on glasses and mugs which is obviously annoying but it still leaves a light stain on the lips which only comes off with makeup remover wipes.

There are only 6 shades available in the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick collection, and they are: Personne ne Rouge, Frambourjoise, Hot Pepper, Peach Club, Ole Flamingo and Pink Pong. The colours are divided into 3 categories of reds, nudes and pinks, but they are all very bold and intense, even the nude ones.
I’m a little 50-50 about this product because I love the intense pigmentation, the staying power, the applicator, and the packaging, but I dislike the smell, the powdery feeling, the lack of more natural-looking shades, and the fact that it never really dries on the lips. I’m not disappointed but I’m not majorly impressed either and don’t feel the need to rush out and buy the 3 remaining colours of the collection that I don’t have.

Have you tried the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks?

17 May 2014

500 Blog Lovin Follower, International Giveaway

Hello Beauties, I can't believe this day has come, I never believed it would, I honestly can’t believe that so many of you would choose to follow my ramblings it really makes my heart and myself very happy. I haven’t been blogging for very long and as much as the numbers don't bother me, it is lovely to know that you enjoy my blog enough to hit that follow button.

So I've hit 500 followers on Bloglovin and in appreciation I'm going to be holding an international giveaway including prizes of products I have blogged about and loved using myself.

I really wanted to appeal to as many of you as I could so I have included some beauty and skincare bits and you have a choice of colours and scents in all of the products.

The two main prizes are going to be a MAC lipstick of your choice; it can be from the normal range or the Viva Galm range and an INGLOT freedom palette with 5 eyeshadows of your choice (if you haven’t used INGLOT before and you’re unsure of colours I can help you choose).

Although these are the main prizes I have included some other prizes that I absolutely love 3 LUSH bathbombs (of your choice), an EOS lip balm, 3 NYX butter glosses, Bourjois 2-in1 tweezers and false eyelash applicator, DUO glue and 3 pairs of Eylure false eyelashes.

You can enter the giveaway below and depending on the conditions you meet, you can gain more entries.

The competition closes on the 17th of June 2014 so you’ve got plenty of time to build up some entries.


  •    UK, Ireland and international followers.
  •   Entrants must be over 18 or seek parents/guardians permission to disclose their address.
  •   The winner will be contacted by email for their choice and the order placed by direct delivery.

·         If no reply is received to the winning email after 48 hours another winner will be chosen.

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16 May 2014

Lush Tea Tree Water

Hello beauties, a couple of weeks ago I ambled into Lush and purchased their Tea Tree Water Toner. I’ve been looking for a new toner for a while and the girl in Lush couldn't have been more helpful so I caved and bought more than just the toner but we will save that for another post.

On the Bottle:

“Comes to the aid of skin that has emergencies. Tea tree is a wonder antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial ingredient for anyone with oily or spot prone skin.”
“Our toner water range is an attempt to deliver good quality essential oils to your face in the correct concentration. They are not just toners, but are aromatherapy in dilution, ready to be used at a moment’s notice.”

“They can be used for removing traces of cleansers and face products – but can also be used at any time of the day as a quick facial refresher or to cool the skin.”


1. The spray bottle. Leaving this on your bedside table, and squirting yourself in the face with it when your alarm goes off, is an excellent and refreshing way to properly wake yourself up in the morning. The lovely lady in lush suggested this and at first I was very sceptical because I am NOT a morning person but it really works.

2. The incredible list of ingredients,Tea Tree Water, Grapefruit Water, Juniperberry Water, Limonene, Perfume, and Methylparaben.

3. It doesn’t smell strong and feels very gentle on the skin.

4. Good at removing those last traces of makeup.

5. Makes my skin feel soft and clean and gives me that lovely tingly feeling which I absolutely LOVE.


1. I can’t really say that this has made a major difference to the acne situation, I don’t think it’s really helping my acne but it’s also not making it any worse so I will continue using it.

My Thoughts:

The antibacterial properties of the tea tree oil keep those spots under control, even if they can’t prevent them altogether, and this stops the infection from spreading.

After using Lush Tea Tree Water, my skin feels clean and soft and at just £7.50 for a 250g bottle, I really can’t complain, it’s a bargain.

Would I buy this again? Yes.

Have you tried Lush’s Tea Tree spray?

14 May 2014

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo +

After all the rave reviews and buzz about Effaclar Duo last year, La Roche-Posay are back with Effaclar Duo +, containing all the benefits of the original plus more (hence the +). If I’m completely honest I never actually tried the Effaclar Duo but after hearing so much about the Effaclar Duo+ I knew I had to try it.

I'm sure you've heard all about this wonder product already but one more review doesn't hurt.

As well as targeting blemished and oily skin, Effaclar Duo + also helps to banish the dark marks that are left behind after a breakout. Whilst spots usually last for a week, my scars can last much longer which makes the skin look worse than it actually is and they are also sometimes hard to cover, I have been told that I only scar because I squeeze and touch my spots and you really shouldn’t do that so I have tried to stop but this product really has saved my life.

Its fab that they've catered for this skincare problem in an acne cream as sometimes this is forgotten about and I honestly feel the scarring is worse than the spots themselves.  I've been using this morning and evening for a couple of weeks now and really like it.

This retails for £15.50, slightly more expensive than the original and is available in Boots stores now, I was lucky enough to pick it up in Dublin airport on promotion so I picked up the cream and gel face wash for €20 absolute bargain.

Will you be trying the Effaclar Duo +? 

12 May 2014

The Drugstore Makeup Tag

I am a huge makeup/beauty junkie.  I absolutely love makeup, I just can’t get enough of it, it’s my love, my life and soon to be my career (fingers crossed).

Unfortunately for my wallet this includes spending a lot of money on high-end makeup stores including MAC, Inglot, Benefit, Urban Decay and Nars makeup. I don’t fully blame You-Tube Beauty Gurus or bloggers, but I do know that watching all those makeup/beauty videos and reading blogs did nothing but add fuel to the fire of my shopping addiction, I honestly don’t think Cían really knew what he was getting into when he started dating me, he’s in a relationship with me, my blog and my makeup kit (bless his cotton socks).

As a result, I will admit that I have a very nice makeup collection with everything you could ever need.
I wish I could write this blog and tell you I have stopped buying makeup and I’m not hoarding it anymore but I would be completely lying I am constantly adding to my collection and it is ever growing but recently instead of going to the high street and going for my normal high end brands I have been hitting the drugstores such as Boots and Superdrug and  I have found some really fantastic goodies, so naturally I had to do this I Love Drugstore Makeup Tag to share with you all…..

The Questions:

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand overall?

Without a doubt it has to be Revlon. The quality of Revlon’s recent releases has been quite impressive and their packaging is looking more elegant. There colourstay foundation is a dupe for my beloved MAC Studio Fix and I can’t get enough of their lip butters.

2. What are your favourite face, cheek and lip products?

Face – Revlon Colourstay Foundation for oily to normal skin. This foundation will not budge.

Cheek – I have yet to find a drugstore cheek product that I completely love but I am really enjoying using the Soap and Glory powders

Lip – Revlon Lip Butters (Strawberry shortcake is my favourite colour)

3.  Least favourite product?

I don’t know if it’s my least favourite drugstore product, but I recently bought a Maybelline Fit Me concealer and I really haven’t been enjoying using it at all.

4. What is the best makeup bargain?

I’m sure this will be everyones answer to this question but it has to be the collection concealer that stuff is absolutely incredible, I always have about 3 in my kit.

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

This is bad but I really don’t have a favourite underdog product, a lot of my favourite products are the go to products of a lot of beauty gurus and bloggers.

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

The Revlon Colorstay Foundation may be my favourite drugstore face product but my god it is overpriced. I always try to buy it when it is on sale or when it’s 3 for 2 in Boots.

7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!

As I have previously mentioned it has to be the Revlon Colourstay Foundation, it’s a dupe for MACS Studio Fix Foundation.

8. Drugstore product that isn’t worth the hype?

It may be one of the cheaper mascara options at the drugstore but Maybelline Great Lash Mascara does nothing for my lashes, it clumps and is just nasty.

I really hope you guys enjoyed this post and I tag anyone who wants to take part in it.

10 May 2014

Bourjois 2-in-1 Tweezers and False Eyelash Applicator

So this little baby is something I honestly NEVER thought I would pick up and put in my shopping basket, it was actually recommended to me by a friend of mine Ciara, she is almost as hopeless at putting on false eyelashes and it is the best tool I have bought in the last few years, hands down and as you may know I shop a lot so I have bought a lot of new toys to play with.

Yes there are plenty of false eyelash applicators on the market and if you have a steady enough hand you can use ordinary tweezers to apply your false eyelashes (people who can do this make me so jealous, it’s because I have chubby sausage fingers) but none of said methods ever worked for me and normally resulted in me giving up in frustration and ripping the lashes off which obviously isn't good for my natural lashes.

Bourjois 2-in-1 Tweezers and False Eyelash Applicator is duo ended. One end has curved prongs that grip the falsies with ease and as the edges of the tweezers are curved they fit nicely against the natural curve of the lash line, allowing you to pop on your choice of false eyelashes quickly and easily.

Sometimes I find ordinary tweezers a little fiddly because they are so narrow and as I have previously mentioned I have massive fingers so the tweezers just don’t fit comfortably but this set comes with an angled end applicator which happens to be the other end of the tweezers. It looks a lot like a plastic orange stick the manicurist uses when doing my nails for pushing back my cuticles.

Its purpose is to help press down any edges of the lashes that haven't quite bonded without resorting to using your finger which can result in your entire lash strip falling off and you back to square one or in my case results in you getting angry and giving up.

If like myself you find applying false eyelashes absolutely impossible you should definitely pick one of these babies up. I honestly haven’t stopped using them since I bought them, but I do warn you, buying one of these will result in buying more false eyelashes but I cannot be blamed.

You can pick up the Bourjois 2-in-1 Tweezers and False Eyelash Applicator for £4.99 in Boots.

Happy Shopping.

8 May 2014

Very Nosy Beauty Blogger Tag

Ok so I haven’t actually been tagged by anyone to do this post but I have seen a few of my favourite bloggers take part in it and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to do it, I absolutely love the idea. There are A LOT of questions so I am going to get straight into it.

Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners and lip products or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?
Mascaras, eyeliners and lip products, this was tough but my palettes are my babies and I love each and every one of them, I couldn’t stand losing them.

Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
Never cut it again, I’d absolutely LOVE to have incredibly long hair.

If you had £500, would you spend this on clothes or makeup?
DEFINITELY makeup, that one is SO easy.

Would you rather only use one eye shadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
One lip colour.

Bright nails or nude nails all year round?
Bright, bright, BRIGHT.

Would you rather never be able to use lip-gloss or paint your nails again?
I have really short nails because I bite them so I don’t paint them a lot so without a doubt I’d keep my lip-glosses.

Describe your perfect mascara.  Have you found one?
I absolutely LOVE volume and length, would have to be Benefit “They’re Real”

 What’s your ideal coverage foundation?
Full coverage, my holy grail is MAC studio Fix.

Favourite high street/drugstore beauty brand?
I love NYX, I know they’re not technically a drugstore brand but they’re definitely drugstore prices.

Favourite High end beauty brand?
Arghh this is a really hard one, I have so many different brands I love, I would have to say MAC, Inglot, Nars, Benefit, Urban Decay and Chanel

Is there any makeup you can leave the house without wearing?
No I’m OK with being makeup free.

What is your most cherished beauty product?
Any of the beauty products my darling boyfriend bought me, It means so much to me that he buys me makeup and takes interest in what I do.

What skin type do you have?
Oily/Combination skin, it’s so annoying and temperamental

Do you always use the same skin routine or do you like switching it up?
I’m eternally searching for the perfect skin care routine, at the moment I’m loving Clarins and Lush skincare

Top 5 Beauty Gurus?
Essie Button , Pixiwoo, Tanya Burr, Fleur De Force and Dramatic MAC.

If you could only buy one makeup brand forever which would you buy?
MAC or Inglot, sorry but I couldn’t choose one.

Which brand has your favourite packaging?

Which do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
Always foundation.

Name a makeup crime you hate.
The foundation line, just blend, PLEASE.

Quick Fire
Blush or bronzer?  Bronzer
Lipgloss or lipstick? Lipstick
Foundation or concealer? Foundation
Brushes or sponges? Brushes of course
OPI or Essie? OPI
Lotion or Body Butter? Butter

Finally I tag anyone who wants to take part in the tag, it’s a good’n.

2 May 2014

LUSH Twilight Bath Bomb

Hello lovelies, it’s time for another review and as I have finally got around to using some of the gorgeous bath bombs I recently bought in lush I felt this was a good time to start reviewing them. The first one I’m going to talk to you about is the every so famous “Twilight” bath ballistic.

Lush’s Tagline/Description:

Let the sun set around you as you let go of the day and drift off to a world of dreams.  If you are struggling to sleep, then this is perfect for using in the evenings. With lavender oil for when you need a bit of extra help to wind down. We’ve added visuals to this bath to help your mind let go and embrace the night time. Twilight dissolves to create a growing sunset that gradually gets darker until you are finally left with the glimmer of stars.

The infamous Twilight, possibly the most popular and most recommended bath bomb Lush has to offer. I had high expectations of this bomb after reading about it on every single Lush website and numerous great reviews from different bloggers. I took a trip to Lush recently and this was on the top of my list.

Twilight is a pretty pink bath bomb with stars imprinted in the top. I wanted something lavender to really relax my achy muscles.

Finally I had a Sunday evening free to try my new bath bomb, I popped it into a run bath and it immediately started to dissolve. When the Twilight hits the bath it fizzes away pink and eventually turns blue. It leaves impressive foam for a bath bomb.  

Twilight does feature wonderful effects such as changing foam colours and silver glitter; it makes for a real show.

I was left with purple bath water with vague bits of silver glitter in. The glitter mixes with the water and washes off so you're not left with glittery skin.

  •          Original scent.
  •          Slow fizzer.
  •          Interesting effects.
  •          Left with soft skin.


  •          Mild scent.

Have you tried Lush’s Twilight bath bomb, do you think it helped you sleep or relax?