Monday, 30 November 2015

I Love... Tinted Moisture Balms


I'm a big fan of the shower and bath range products from the brand I Love... And now they've added some new beauty products to their collection! The new additions are Tinted Moisture Balms*, I love the packaging to all of these as the packaging colour is also the colour shade of the lip balm and I love the little heart on top of the lid I find that really cute. The I Love... Tinted Moisture lip balms come in 3 different shades: Strawberry - which is a pretty pink nude shade, Dark Cherry - which is a red tinted lip balm and Grape which is a purple toned bright pink shade. When I first saw these I didn't think the colour pay off was going to be as good as it was, I thought it was going to be a light tint from each colour but they're actually really pigmented. I'd say these last about the same time as a lipgloss rather than a lipstick which is around 2-4 hours depending on whether you're eating or drinking a lot. They each have a really nice glossy finish and your lips feel really moisturised which is such a good thing for this time of year, it's always nice to have a little extra help to keep your lips moisturised and these lip balms do that by having Shea Butter to soften and smooth your lips and they also have Vitamin E in them which protects and hydrates your lips. What more could you want? 

These Tinted Lip Balms retail at £2.99 each and they're available from the I Love... Official website here and they're available to buy now. 

B x 

*This post contains a PR sample.
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Friday, 27 November 2015

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner


As you all probably know by now I love a good black eyeliner and after the one I reviewed from Avon here went up to £6 and I really didn't think it was worth it - besides one thing that kept happening AFTER I'd already reviewed it was the nib kept breaking so that was ridiculously annoying so I had another search around and picked up the Scandaleyes Eyeliner from Rimmel and I have a new favourite liner. This eyeliner is also waterproof which is definitely a good thing for me because my eyes always water really badly in the Winter and half the time it's always off my eyes and I hate that because I love wearing eyeliner my look isn't complete without a black eyeliner, I just like how it opens up my eyes a lot more and it suits me way better than not wearing one. The Scandaleyes liner is £3.99 and I get it in the shade 'Black' I love this one because it's such an intense jet black shade which looks perfect for a smokey eye in the Winter months, it's definitely waterproof because it's always hard to take off with make-up remover which is actually a good thing because it just shows how well it stays on the eyes! I'll definitely be repurchasing this one when I need too.

B x 
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Galaxy and Dairy Milk Cookies

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I've got another baking post today! I made these ages ago but just thought I'd pop it up onto my blog and now I'm seriously considering going right to the kitchen and making them again, I got this recipe from Tanya Cookies here and here but I changed it up slightly to what I liked so here's what you'll need for these cookies:

200g Unsalted Butter 
300g Caster Sugar 
325g Self - Raising Flour
1 Large Egg  
Tiny bit of milk 
Any chocolate of your choice - I used a large bar of Galaxy, Dairy Milk and some Smarties that I had left over. 

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Firstly pop your oven to 200 degrees Celsius and then grab your mixing bowl and mix the butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy it takes a while for this part especially if you're stirring it with a spoon rather than one of those fancy machines which I don't have - I do it all by hand I just find it more fun that way - after you've mixed all of that together until it looks done, crack in your egg and then mix in your flour as well - it should eventually form into a good cookie dough, again which is hard to mix but use those arm muscles of yours and keep going, once you're happy with how the dough is looking pop in all of your chocolate and stir that all together until it's all fully chocolate cookie dough. Next is the messy part, firstly grab your baking trays and line them with some baking paper and then you'll need to grab your cookie dough with your hands and roll a bit into a ball and then just repeat doing them and lining them up onto your baking tray. 

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Next is just the last part of popping them into the oven, now for this part you'll need to put them in for about 10-11 minutes and then just take them out, even if they don't look cooked as this will make the cookies nice, chewy and gooey in the middle! Leave them on the side to cool and then voila, cookies done! 

Cookies, Cookie Recipe, Baking, Treats

B x 
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Friday, 20 November 2015

Barry M Nail Polish Haul

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Barry M are hands down one of my favourite brands for nail polishes I love that they're affordable and I do love the range of shades they have so when I saw that they were releasing 4 new Autumnal Black Toned nail polishes in the Gelly finish I just knew I had to add them to my ever growing collection. I took to the trusty internet to look at swatches and fell in love with them all. I love darker toned nail polishes I just feel like they look a lot better on my nails than pink shades - I'll wear the odd brighter shade but only in the Summer - I just normally tend to stick to Nude shades, Greys and Whites and darker tones especially for the Autumn and Winter. I was scrolling on the boots website and saw that they were on a 3 for 2 which is an absolute bargain for these nail polishes I paid £8 for 3 shades and I was a lucky one because my Mum got one shade that she didn't like so she gave it to me - thanks mum! The shades are: Black Cherry, Black Pistachio, Black Currant and Black Grape

B x 
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

I Love... Lots of Bubbles | Festive Edition


I absolutely love all things Christmas so when I had the chance to be able to review this from I Love... I jumped at the chance. This is from their Christmas Range and it's the I Love... Lots of Bubbles Festive Edition Bath and Shower Creme Range. They're all mini cute stocking fillers and they're each 100ml and the scents are: Mixed Berries, Iced Cookie, Cherry Almond Sparkle, Chocolate & Oranges, Sugared Cranberries and Spiced Cinnamon. So as you can tell they're all VERY festive and have such cute festive names. I'm such a shower girl and I was always gutted about not being really able to use anything from the oh so loved range of Lush Cosmetics. Now I did try some things from there last year and I bought some Christmas bath bombs but I'll hold my hands up and say I didn't really like them at all that much. I'm so fussy with scents and I didn't love any of the smells of the bath bombs, me hating baths as well probably had a lot to do with it as I just didn't relax or anything so when I seen these I was over the moon. Now let's get straight to the scents: 

Chocolate & Oranges - This one I love and it's definitely one of my favourite gels. It reminds me of the Terry's Chocolate Orange and it smells amazing, I love this one it leaves me smelling like orange chocolate, however it does make me want to eat it! 

Mixed Berries - Mixed Berries is another favourite of mine and it reminds me of the Blackcurrant flavoured chewits! 

Iced Cookies - I'm not a fan of coconut at all so this scent isn't for me, it's definitely a really coconut based shower gel which I'm really not keen on.

Spiced Cinnamon - This is a real spiced cinnamon smell and I'm not a fan of these sort of smells in shower gels or candles or basically anything it's just not the scent for me either. 

Sugared Cranberries - I absolutely love this one, I think Sugared Cranberries is my favourite scent out of all of them, it has such a nice fruity scent to it which I've decided is my favourite kind of scent, fruity ones are the way to go for me.

Cherry Almond Sparkle - I'm not really an almond scent fan either but this one isn't too bad, it does smell quite strong but the scent really reminds me of the marzipan smell from the Christmas fruit cakes! 

The I Love... Lots of Bubbles is currently just £4 (normally £6!) which is a total bargain and you can get it from Superdrug here which is SO good for this little festive set, it's a perfect little stocking filler for anyone who loves Christmas scents!

B x 
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Monday, 16 November 2015

Tanya Burr - Duvet Day Review

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I bought this nail polish a couple of months back when Tanya had released her new range, this nail polish was one of the newest additions to her range and this was the first shade I loved the look of. It has the new packaging and it's much better quality than the older packaging, I love the gold toned lid and the gold writing on the front, it's also a completely different shape to the standard nail polishes and it's more of a square shape which I really like. The shade is called Duvet Day and it's a grey toned nail polish and it glides on really well, it's a really pretty shade and it's great for all year around however I think I'll be wearing it more in the Winter months as I think it's a perfect shade for the Winter, the polish chips within about 2 days or so which for me is pretty good as normally it chips within about 2 hours or so. Duvet Day retails at £4.99 and is available from Feel Unique and Superdrug!

B x
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Friday, 13 November 2015

October Favourites


So today I've got my October Favourites! I know it's a bit late but better late than never eh? I'm SO excited that it's finally November, however, it seems to be going so quickly and it needs to slow down already, I love this time of year so I'm totally already listening to Christmas songs and I may or may not have already watched Elf, what beats cosy nights in by the fire with a fluffy blanket watching a feel good Christmas film? Nothing! Well for me anyway but before I end up forgetting what I'm supposed to talking about, here's my October Favourites: 

First up is some food related bits and that's the Rice Cakes from Natures Store with White Chocolate on, I absolutely love Rice Cakes and they're such a simple easy snack or breakfast. Next up is Nutella, up until about September time I'd never really tried Nutella and I know I was seriously missing out with this stuff, it tastes so nice and I usually pop some on a plain rice cake for a little snack. 

Beauty related items now, first up is a mascara from Maybelline, I've been using this one for the last couple of months and I really like it, it lengthens and separates my lashes so well, I love how they look once I've used this one. Another beauty item I've been loving is Whirl from MAC, I love a good nude lip these days and Whirl is a more of brown toned shade but it suits my skin shade perfectly. Last up is a Shower Gel from I Love* this is a new addition to their collection and it's the Pink Marshmallow one and I bloody love the smell of this one it's SO nice, makes me want to eat it ALL the time - I've recently reviewed this one which is here if you'd like a read. 

B x 
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Monday, 9 November 2015

SLEEK HAUL


I'd been having such a funk with all of my eyeshadows lately and I wasn't liking the pigmentation or colour on any of them so I went in search for some new palettes and I'd never tried anything from Sleek before so I decided to pick up some bits from them, as it was on a 3 for 2 I picked up two eyeshadow palettes and a contour kit. I had a look at all the eyeshadow shades and I really wanted to be able to do a sort of purple smokey eye and I didn't have any of those colours so I opted with the Vintage Romance Palette and then I went with one with brown nude tones in which is the Au Naturel Palette. The shades look absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to create some really smokey shades with these palettes. As I said I also picked up a contour powder because I only really had one so I wanted another one to try out so I opted for one from Sleek which is the Face Contour Kit and this one comes with a Contour and a Highlight and I've swatched the highlight and it looks beautiful so I'm pretty excited to try all of these ones out! I've also got my eye on the Storm eyeshadow palette now so if I'm impressed with these it's definitely what I'll be picking up next from Sleek.

B x 
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