Monday, 30 November 2015

November Favourites

We are about to enter into the last month of the year, how time flies! And December looks set to be a great month, well obviously there's Christmas and that means Winter Wonderland in Edinburgh as well as that all round festive feeling but it's also my mums birthday plus going to see Stereophonics and Mumford and Sons. November has been a good month it was my sisters birthday and I actually started to get organised for Christmas this year for a change.

Let's start my favourites off with something that most people have been loving this month the John Lewis Advert - they always get their Christmas advert spot on and pull art your heart strings and this year is no different. The Man On The Moon is such a touching advert and it gave me so many feels, I love the Oasis cover by Aurora too it's beautiful. If you haven't seen it already I suggest you click the video above, make sure you've got tissues ready. I also love the Sainsbury advert with Mog the cat!

I picked this Primark Reed Diffuser £3 up on a whim by the till point and I've been blown away by how good it is, the smell is stronger than I expected from such a cheep diffuser and it has lasted really well. I picked up the Blackcurrant and Forest Plum one but they had a few different kinds, the box says it will last up to 3 weeks but I've been using mine for a month now and it's still going strong.

This month I've been using Batiste 'Floral' Dry Shampoo and I really like it, the smell is nice but not heavy and over powering like some others. I'm trying to wash my hair less I know that sounds horrible but let me assure you by less I mean every other day rather than daily, day old hair sits better for me as I have fine hair.

When November started I figured it was okay to get out the Christmas candles and fairy lights. Yankee Candles do the nicest Christmas ones and I've been starting with the smaller ones I have like Salted Caramel and keeping the larger ones for December. The candles fill the room with such a lovely scent, I can't wait to start using Candy Cane Land and Christmas Cookie again. 

It's got so much colder lately which means it's time for cosy socks, Primark has some nice Disney ones in at the moment like my Bambi and Simba ones pictured above. These socks are so fluffy and cosy perfect for the colder days and nights!

I've been using a few Soap & Glory products this past month the Sugar Crush Body Scrub £8 and Sugar Crush Body Wash £6.50 have been a firm favourite on my bath room shelf. Both have a refreshing limey citrusy scent that lingers subtly on the skin, the body wash lathers up nicely and is creamy and moisturising. The Sugar Crush Body Scrub leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth, the scrub removes all dead skin without being rough.
I've been using Superdrug Vitamin E Body Lotion £2.99 a lot recently and I really like it plus it's so affordable it makes for the perfect daily body moisturiser. No greasy residue is left behind when you use it as it fully sinks into the skin, the smell is nice too and not overpowering. If your on a budget - and even if you aren't- I'd really recommend this, you get so much product for such a low price. 
Lastly in my monthly favourites I wanted to mention the Collection Extreme 14 Hour Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen £2.99 which I have been loving, it's amazing! The pen has a felt tip nib that's not firm not flimsy, it's easy to create flicks or just line your eye. The pen is long lasting and a bargain at £2.99 I'm glad I picked it up on a whim, this eyeliner pen is the perfect dupe for the Soap & Glory Supercat Liner. What have you been loving this month?

Friday, 20 November 2015

Festive Feels

Need help feeling festive? Then this post is for you. At this time of the year the shops are awash with festive things to bring you that Christmas spirit and if your not a fan of the Christmas jumper then there is other ways of bringing Christmas to your everyday.
I love these festive nails from House of Holland the little Santa jacket nails are the cutest also the Elegant Touch Christmas Jumper Nails are adorable, both of these are a great way to incorporate Christmas into your everyday look. If your not a fan of fake nails you can always paint your nails with glitter to add a bit of Christmas sparkle. If your not practical to a Christmas jumper then this t-shirt from ASOS is a great alternative with sequined sleeves and the sequined fa la la la la on the front, I'd wear it oversized with a red lip.
How cute are these Christmas socks from New Look? For £4.99 you get the set of four. I really like that they are black with a subtle nod to Christmas. Bringing Christmas to the home is super easy as there is a ton of Christmas decorations around but candles are a great way to help you feel festive, Yankee Candle does an amazing range candles and the Christmas ones are no exception. I love Candy Cane Lane it fills the room with a peppermint smell, Christmas Cookie is another of my favourite Christmas candles. If that doesn't have you feeling festive put on your favourite Christmas film I love Elf and The Santa Clause, they always makes me feel Christmassy.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Christmas | Frangrence Gift Sets For Her


Christmas time means gift sets and there's so many gorgeous gift sets around - it's hard not to buy for yourself (guilty!). I know it might only be the middle of November but it always helps to be a bit prepared for Christmas so I've picked out some fragrance gift sets that would make a great gift starting at just £14.99, I'd happily see any of these under my Christmas tree.

One of my favourite fragrances is Ghost Deep Night (1) and it's really affordable this gift set is only £14.99 from Semichem. I love the strong sexy smell of this perfume, it's long lasting and can be worn day and/or night. Hugo Boss Boss Orange (2) set is currently on offer for £38 at The Perfume Shop, the set contains a 50ml EDT and a 100ml body lotion. The perfume is fresh and floral perfect for everyday. I think Daisy Dream (3) might be my favourite of the Marc Jacobs Daisy range, this set is a prefect gift for lovers of fruity floral scents plus the bottle is gorgeous. Probably thee perfume of last year Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium (4) would make a lovely gift for the women in your life, I love the strong glam rock smell of this perfume and this set comes with a mini YSL babydoll mascara and eyeliner.  I think miniature perfume gift sets makes for a great present and this one by Thierry Mugler (5) is only £29, in this set you get 4 of Thierry Mugler Anglels iconics scents. Armani Diamonds Violet (6) is the latest addition to the Armani Diamonds range, Armani Diamond Violet is a fruity floral perfume that isn't too sweet and over powering the gift set costs £37 and as well as a 50ml perfume you also get a 20ml spray in the set which is great value for money.

Please note all information was correct at the time of posting.

Monday, 16 November 2015

The Best Fake Eyelash Glue | DUO Striplash Adhesive

Fake eyelash glue really isn't an interesting topic so I'll try to keep this shirt, I think I've found the best eyelash glue. Okay that's a bold claim since it's the only one I've tried apart from the ones you get with the false lashes but I'm seriously impressed with the DUO Striplash Adhesive. My false lashes of choice are usually from Eylure and while I love their lashes the glue isn't that great, it does the job but I find it takes a while for the lashes to stick and they never really feel that securely stuck on.

I'd noticed the Duo lash adhesive next to the false lashes in Boots and was intrigued so while buying a few pairs of lashes I picked one up. I'm really impressed with the glue my eyelashes go on much easier and faster and it really holds the lashes in place all day. The Duo Striplash Adhesive costs £4.99 and is available in two colours clear and brown, I bought the white adhesive as you can clearly see it when you apply it to the lashes and it dries completely clear. If you wear fake eyelashes a lot I'd recommend the Duo Striplash Adhesive, the tube is a decent size so should last you a while.


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

NYX Wonder Stick

NYX is a brand I've heard lots about but only recently tried, the brand is loved by bloggers and has finally become readily available in the UK with Boots and Feel Unique stocking it. The NYX Wonder Stick is a double sided two in one highlight and contour stick available in four shades; light, medium, deep and universal. The wonder stick is easy to use and is very portable it will easily slot into your make up bag.

I really liked the contour side of the stick the shade really added definition to my face and although it looked a little scary before blended it really blended well and could be built up if for days when I wanted a stronger look. The stick is slim enough to slot into cheek bones and harder places to contour like your nose. I expected the stick to be really creamy but it wasn't, it applied nicely without dragging on the skin. I wasn't crazy about the highlight side it was okay but I didn't love it, I'll be honest I really didn't give it a fair shot as you can tell by the photos I've mostly used the contour stick. The NYX Wonder Stick is good for anyone looking for a fast easy way to contour.



Monday, 9 November 2015

Netflix Nights In

With the colder days and darker nights it makes you want to stay in wrapped up in a duvet snuggling with only Netlfix for company (partners, family, friends and pets optional).

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Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials

Christmas gift sets are everywhere and I don't know about you but I get completely sucked into the deals, offers and sets around and end up buying them for myself. That's exactly what happened with this! The Real Techniques Bold Metal Essentials collection comes with 3 brushes and a clutch to keep them in all for the heavy price tag of £64 but I picked this up when it was on offer for £30. The offer is no longer available online but my local store still have lots of them on the offer so if you fancy this set or know a beauty lover who would love this as a gift it's worth checking your local store.
The three brushes that are in the set are the tapered brush, oval shadow brush and the angled powder brush with the angled powder brush is exclusive to the set. The tapered brush is great for highlight and sculpt, the oval shadow brush is perfect for blending and applying eye shadows and the angled powder brush is so big ad fluffy perfect for powdering your face and the angled cut is great for contouring the face. I don't care much for the clutch I bought the set for the brushes but the clutch will be nice for protecting brushes on the go however large brush is slightly too big for the clutch. The Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials makes a perfect gift for the beauty obsessive in your life. 
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