Wednesday, 29 October 2014

wednesday wishlist #28

I feel like I haven't browsed the likes of Topshop, ASOS etc for absolutely ages so when I decided to have a little look this morning my wishlist kinda spiralled outta control! I struggled to pick out things to include on the post because there was sooo much I wanted, spending bans are not fun but I'm doing really well & thats a good feeling (:
I jumped straight to the knitwear section on Topshop as they always do so many variations & I was spoilt for choice but without a doubt my favourite was the lacey pearl hemmed jumper in a soft duck egg blue shade, the only downside to this is I'm not sure that colour actually suits me. I also checked out their winter accessories as I always pick up a new bobble hat each year, so many chunky knits, fluffy pom poms & autumnal colours to choose from. Another find from Topshop are the black ankle boots with the gold detailing & heel, I think I've found my Winter boots for this year! 

Of course, I've gotta live up to my crazy pug lady status & add in a couple of pug themed items! This time in the form of a cute pastel headscarf & if you're not a pug fan like me then you'll have probably noticed it has cats on it too! The little pug socks are adorable too, I own way too many pairs of socks with pugs on but one more pair won't hurt! Also, ASOS & River Island always seem to stock loads of pug stuff which is awesome for pug lovers like me (:

Zara never fail me when it comes to the handbag department, my last few have actually been from there but I tend to go for a black option. I saw this tan croc printed one & even though it's different from my usual style of handbag, I really really like it! It looks sturdy & big enough to lug around my MacBook too! 

The Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks have been popping up here, there & everywhere in the beauty blogosphere. The rose gold packaging is seriously dreamy, theres loads of shades available but I've got my eye on Glastonberry - a perfect autumnal plum/berry kinda shade!

Finally, I couldn't resist including a Christmas Yankee Candle (58 days to go...) I usually go for the vanilla, sugary scents but the freshness of the peppermint is really soothing & it's nice to try something different!

Whats on your wishlist?

L x

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Monday, 27 October 2014

new beauty bits

I'm always trying out new beauty products & welcoming them to my already out of control stash, but being a beauty blogger my obsession is acceptable... right!? A lot of the time I never get round to featuring new products, basically because I'm the most unorganised blogger to exist so I've decided to start a new series on my blog which gives me the opportunity to share my first impressions of any new things that join my collection. 

First up is Boots Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub, Boots Botanics range is my favourite drugstore skincare brand, I've never used a product from them that I didn't like. I know some people say scrubs with beads can be quite damaging to your skin but I've never had a problem with them in the past & the other types of exfoliants never make my skin feel as soft or smooth. The reason I really like this one is because the beads aren't harsh at all but I can really feel a difference after using it. I've had some dry skin patches around my forehead recently & after using this scrub it's all been buffed away ready for moisturiser to be applied. 

The second product that has joined my haircare products is the Lee Stafford Frizz OFF Keratin Spray*. Frizzy hair is literally the bane of my life, often I spend around an hour blow drying & straightening my hair for it to be back to it's former frizzy self in a matter of hours. It's such a battle trying to keep it tame but this keratin spray is pretty much a miracle product in my eyes! I used it on Friday & I haven't had to straighten my hair since, it's remained straight & has turned into a frizzy mess, yay! It has the best smell ever too, I can't really describe it but it's a girly sweet kinda scent that hangs around all day which is a bonus!

And, last but certainly not least Makeup Revolution Blush Sticks* have been the most exciting arrival this week! I'm still trying them out so I'll probably post a more in depth review soon but I'm impressed that MUR have brought out each shade in two formulas, matte & bold. They're also a multi-use product & can be applied to lips too, there are lots of pretty shades to choose from so there is definitely a shade to suit everyone!
L x

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

current favourites


With everything a little hectic at the moment (promise I won't mention how busy I am again any time soon!) I didn't get the chance to post my September favourites & whilst I was wracking my brain for blog post ideas I thought, why not share some current favourites instead? 

First up is a sweet smelling perfume, LUSH Snow Fairy, which was unfortunately limited edition last year but I'm hoping/praying it makes a return for the festive season again because I'm running low! I've had quite problematic skin & it's something I've been trying to get under control as it really knocks my confidence. I knew I had a product that could help reduce the spots I've been suffering with & the amount of joy I felt when I discovered my tiny pot of Origins Super Spot Remover last week was slightly ridiculous but very relieving! Applying a small blob of the gel on any problem areas dries out the skin & lessens redness. It certainly doesn't remove imperfections over night but it definitely helps to speed up the process of achieving blemish free skin. I've been loving lighter coverage foundations recently, with YSL Touché Éclat being one of my most loved & Revlon Nearly Naked following close behind. The thinner consistency still fulfils my coverage requirements without the cakey feeling some foundations have. Running late seems to be my speciality at the moment so I've been reaching for the  Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paint in Rich Russet as the doe foot applicator allows me to create a smokey eye look in seconds, it's blendable, highly pigmented & won't budge all day! My final favourite is a bit of a treat, my Mum & Nana surprised me with a pastel green bag containing a box filled with Laduree Macarons after their trip to London at the weekend, which I unfortunately had to miss out on (boo!) If you're ever wondering which flavour to choose, I'd recommend Salted Caramel, they're to die for!

Let me know your current favourites in the comments!

L x

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

sunday

Suddenly feeling really Christmassy after seeing/smelling the Festive Scented Yankee Candles!
Enjoying a Toffee Nut Latte that was almost as big as my face in Costa!
Being organised & "sofa shopping" - so hard to choose!

Sundays are a day for relaxing before a busy week at work for most people, but with my job being in retail it's very rare that I'm actually at home. Today was one of those weekends were I was lucky enough to have the whole day off, so I took advantage & had a little day out with Dom! Firstly we had breakfast in bed, which isn't always the easiest with a greedy pug around but she kept quiet when we treated her to a few little pieces of bacon! Then we headed into town to pick up a few things, but mostly I wanted to see all the Lush Christmas stuff in store. Possibly did a bit of damage to my bank balance in there.. oops... haul anyone!? We also went on a hunt for a Halloween costume for Tilly as she has a party to go to, she genuinely has more of a social life than me haha! Oh & I had a go at vlogging today, I can't believe how easy YouTubers make it seem! I definitely need more practice, but it was pretty fun so I'm not gonna give up just yet (:

Another bit of news to share with you all & the reason for a serious lack of blog posts is that I've started uni again. I managed to sort out a transfer so I'm kinda busy with uni, plus house hunting & general lifey things that I've ended up neglecting my blog more than I meant to! I've already got a tonne of uni work to get through, but I'm really really going to try & get some sort of blogging schedule in place, I'm thinking Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday for new posts? 

Hows your Sunday been!?

L x

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