Saturday, 11 June 2016

May Favourites

A little later than usual but here we are with my favourite products from the month of May, I've been busy, busy busy recently but it feels good to sit down & blog! I went to stay at Beccas house over the weekend & took advantage of her beautiful set up to shoot some blog photos, which is why they may look a little different from my usual ones. 

I'm a big fan of Antipodes Skincare & have recently really been loving the Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser. The formula is unlike any other cleansers I have used before as it's quite thin & as it's a liquid gel rather than a balm or cream but it still removes makeup effortlessly. It gives my skin a really fresh, glowing appearance & the Manuka Honey and Vinanza Grape keeps blemishes to a minimum.

As I mentioned in my Rosie for Autograph blog post, I absolutely loved the Eyeshadow Stick in Feline Fox so theres no surprises here to see it featured in my monthly faves! I'm obsessed with the colour of it & really love that I can use it for a quick wash of colour or layer it up for a more intense look.  If I've got more time on my hands then I've been reaching for Rosie's Eyeshadow Palette in Ballet Slipper instead, or using a combination of both products. It's my perfect everyday palette & I've been travelling quite a bit recently too so it's become my staple travel palette. 

After my NARs Sheer Glow Foundation (review here) ran out I wanted to try a new high end foundation, in the end I chose the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation & I'm so glad I did. It transforms my skin into everything I could wish for in a Foundation, it perfects my skin in a way I've never experienced before. It's weightless yet provides full coverage, hides my imperfections effortlessly & gives me a flawless base. I'm going to have to do a full review on it because there is so much more to tell you about!

Just a few favourites from the month of May, the other beauty items in the photograph were used as props as Becca allowed me to rummage through her insane makeup collection & let me use whatever I fancied! The H&M blush & eyeshadows are beautiful though so I'm sure you'll be seeing more of them around on here. What were your favourite beauty products in May?

L x

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June Goals

I loved starting last month with a goals post, (May Goals) it gave me something to look back on when I was feeling demotivated so I thought I would continue it for the month of June. June is going to be an extremely busy month for me & when I think about everything that is going on I feel overwhelmed. It's all exciting stuff though, I just need to be extra organised to pull it all off!
One - Continue working as much as possible on my blog. Last month didn't go to plan at all & I've now got a broken MacBook but I am powering through & using Doms Windows laptop to get some posts finished. I'm one of those people that is never happy with their own work which is why my blog posts are so sporadic, I am trying to stop being so hard on myself though & let of those feelings. We will see...
Two - Make more of an effort to eat healthier. I'm not going to suddenly switch up my diet completely but I am feeling more sluggish than ever recently & I know one reason is down to my diet. We get lazy & order takeaway too much or I'll snack on huge chocolate bars throughout the day & never want to eat a proper meal.
Three - Improve my photography. I love taking photos but it also stresses me out at the same time. I'm a big believer of practice makes perfect so I'm going to stop freaking out over photo taking sessions & concentrate on what I'm doing instead.
Short but sweet, those are my goals for June. Now I'm off to pack my suitcase for a fun mid week trip away with the Pugs! 
Have you set any goals for June?
L x

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Rosie for Autograph Makeup

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Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has collaborated again with M&S to release her very own cosmetic collection & she has done it in the most beautiful way. Dreamy rose gold packaging, dainty floral detailing & natural shades all make for an absolutely stunning range.

I've been trying out some of the products & I'm finally ready to report back to you all, singing all of the positive praise for these beauties...

Miracle Concealer '2' - £14.00* This concealer has quite literally been a miracle worker for my under eye circles. As it's yellow toned it's great at hiding the darker tones that surround my tired eyes. It's creamy yet turns to a chalky, powder style product once it is blended in. Contained in bullet style packaging makes it travel friendly & convenient to pop in your handbag. 
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Cream Blush 'Natures Blush - £14.00* This Cream Blush is a beautiful, bright, Coral shade ideal for a Summer makeup look. The cream formulation is silky soft, which turns to a powder finish on application. The pigmentation of this blusher is amazing, I was a bit heavy handed at first, expecting the product to disappear into my foundation so was very generous with the amount I used. Luckily it blends in easily, so my mishap was easily fixed & I was left with a lovely subtle pop of colour on the apple of my cheeks. A little definitely goes a long way so this pretty palette should last me a long time!
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Liquid Eyeliner 'Intense Black' - £14.00* A thin felt tip style liquid eyeliner that provides precise application. I am able to draw on a line of eyeliner without any wiggly mistakes, it dries quickly so I don't get that dreaded smudged line on my eyelid either.  Its a deep black colour which is what I always opt for, I'm not a fan of dull, grey toned liquid eyeliners & it's long-lasting too so it ticks all of the boxes for me!

Cream Eyeshadow Stick 'Feline Fox' - £12.50* My favourite product out of the lot, a velvety soft eyeshadow stick in a wearable shimmery taupe brown shade. It glides across my eyelid smoothly & blends easily with both a brush or my fingers, I have been scribbling it on all over the lower part of my eyelid & then blending it out. It's crease resistant too & really comfortable to wear. It's such an easy to use eye makeup product & perfect to use if you're in a hurry as it's so effortless to apply & blends like a dream. 

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Eyeshadow Quad 'Ballet Slipper' - £18.00* I would describe this quad as the perfect everyday eyeshadow palette. The four shades are great for creating a smokey eye look or just keeping it simple, there are so many options with it. My favourite way to wear this palette is to apply the brown shade all over my eyelid & then sweep the peachy, rose toned (bottom right) shadow on top. I then brush a tiny amount of the black underneath my lower lashes & use the light nude shade to highlight in the corner of my eyes. The eyeshadows are all equally as beautiful, each one with a hint of shimmer, my most-loved eyeshadow finish as they seem to be more fool-proof than matte shades. 
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Lipstick 'I Love You So Much ILYSM' - £14.00* When I first took the lid of this lipstick my instant thought was wow! It's a bold pink lipstick which seems quite scary to me as they aren't my first lip colour choice but it is such a pretty colour I have given it a go anyway. The lipstick has a really creamy formula & contains Argan Oil to help nourish & hydrate your lips. 
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Bronzer 'Magic Contour' - £18.00* I have finally found a bronzer that is the right shade for me, being so pale they can often look muddy on my complexion but this one is great for my fair skin. The matte powder gives me a natural, much needed, sun-kissed glow without being too harsh.
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Have you tried anything from the Rosie for Autograph makeup collection? If not, what would you like to try?
L x

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

When Becca & Rupert Came to Stay...

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Being a Pug mama has given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people, through Pug meet ups, Facebook groups & even Blogger events I've made lots of new friends all because we have a squishy little fur baby. I'm always saying how good it is to talk to people who completely understand the obsession I have over Tilly & Lulu & we all rock the crazy Pug owner status perfectly! There is something about our squashy dogs that bring all of us together in the best way, whenever I meet a fellow Pug owner I could honestly talk for hours about our dogs.
At the Tangle Teezer Pug Love Event I met Becca Rose & her handsome Rupert Pug, we instantly got chatting about all things Pug related & made sure to hang out again soon. Isn't it the best when you meet someone & get on with them so well from day one? Becca & Rupert made the long train journey up to Liverpool to come see us & stay for a couple of days, we planned to visit the Bubblebecca house (post soon!) & I also drove Becca to IKEA as she had never actually been inside one! Our weekend was filled with pizza, shopping & pugs, it was literally heaven.
On the Sunday, the day Becca & Rupert left, we did a huge photoshoot with the Pugs, it resulted in over 800 photos! I've been working my way through them ever since, picking my favourites which has been tough because they are all so good & SO CUTE. Pugs are the best at posing, their little head tilts & their adorable facial expressions make the perfect photos, hence why this post is ridiculously photo heavy! I know you all love a Pug photo spam though which is why I went to town & included so many.

Becca vlogged a lot of the time so you can go see us having all of the fun over on her channel, I'm so glad she documented it because now I have all those memories to watch over & over. We had such a fun, Pug filled weekend, I can't wait to do it all over again when I go to stay at Beccas next month!

L x 

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