Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Make Up of the Day

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Monday, 2 November 2015

Hourglass – The Ambient Lighting Edit - First Impressions

When my mum came towards me holding a beautiful white gift bag with the name Space N.K written on the front I couldn't stop the ridiculous pounding in my chest. I wondered what it could be, if it was for me and how ridiculously lucky I am to have such a wonderful mum. 

I gently tugged at the beautiful bow holding the box together and I couldn't help but let a ridiculous squeal escape through my lips. The beautiful gold packaging and the name Hourglass instantly shocked and delighted me and the name Ambient Lighting Edit instantly had me intrigued my mum informed me that it had only just come out that day. Woah. 

The packaging is incredible beautifully, gold and sleek I am in love. The back shows the name of each powder and I cannot get over its simpleness that shows how deluxe it is. 

On opening I try to remember how to breathe. I have been wanting to try the highlighting powders from Hourglass for a very long time and now all of my dreams have come at once in the form of six beautiful shades, beautifully pigmented and so silky smooth to touch. I cannot get over how excited I am to try it. 

The top three colours are the highlighting powders and the bottom three are two blush colours and a bronzer, each equally as beautiful. I do not believe I will be able to find a favourite, as I am unsure it will be possible with this palette. 

I cannot wait to give you a full review on the product once I have tried it properly! 


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Mini Make Up Haul

The swipe of the mascara brush, the smoothness of the powder and the – oh wait what’s that? Everything has run out? This is what happens to me ever 6 months or so. Slowly everything – at the same time – will run out and I mean EVERYTHING. 

Monday, 28 September 2015

September Birchbox 2015

September is Birchbox’s birthday month and thus is the theme of this box. They have turned 5 years old this month making them the oldest beauty subscription service out there. 

All of the products in this months box comes from the USA and they tell us where each product comes from. Therefore to start it off ‘hailing from NYC’ is the Beauty Protector body wash, the perfect size for taking away with you! I have had a product from the Beauty Protector and it was the detangler, which I loved so I have high hopes for this product.  Also from New York I have the Facial Polish from Laura Mercier, I have recently stated that I needed a facial polish and two come at once which is brilliant for me. Obviously Laura Mercier products are beautiful and I cannot wait to try it.  The final thing from NYC is the Citrus Neroli Detangler from John Masters Organics. It smells lovely; I went through a very bad habit where I would not put anything on my hair, even when heat styling, but recently I have been a lot better at it. 

Then hailing from Brooklyn is the Cheeky Lip Pencil in the colour Cray-Cray by Laqa & Co, I have never heard of this brand before and I was also very surprised at how opaque the lip crayon was as I thought it would be more like a moisturising lip crayon with a hint of colour. Not the case! 

Finally Hailing from San Francisco is by Benefit and it is the POREfessional Licence to blot. I wanted to try this product when it was first released but I did not want to spend so much money when I may not even like the product therefore I am so happy to receive it in this months Birchbox. 

The final product is a beauty bonus and it is the Birchbrush, a mini to the Tangle Teezer and very clearly a dupe I was pleasantly surprised to see it in my box. I love the size it is perfect to keep in my handbag for desperate needs! 

I loved this months box, what did you think?


Friday, 25 September 2015

August Birchbox 2015

Another late Birchbox, which I am very sorry for! I have been slacking terribly when it comes to keeping up to date on blog posts and half of the time they are late, which again I apologise for! The august Birchbox featured heavily around emojis and is named the #beautyjunkie box. I will say straight off this is not the best box I have received and I was very disappointed in the make up items.

The first thing I noticed are the #beautyjunkie emoji stickers. Whilst cute I do not know what exactly I would use them for and feel that they would get stashed away in my drawer and never be seen again. 

The first bodycare product I received is the Ayurveda Scrub, it is an Indian Rose & Muitani Clay body scrub which I am looking forward to using. The next is the Huygens facial scrub, which I am happy to receive, as I have needed a facial scrub recently due to dry skin.  

Something that I have used, but unfortunately left at home so do not have photograph to show, is the Keblo clarifying shampoo. To be used once or twice a month, it was quite difficult to soap up and therefore I had to use double the amount. But it is supposed to be a gentle blend of ingredients to detox your hair and scalp. 

The final thing for skincare is the Overnight Success, which is overnight spot minimising patches, with tea tree and grape seed. I haven’t yet used it but I am currently having a bad skin week so these may be put to the test this week. 

The final two products are a blush and a bronzer. These two products I’m highly disappointed in, the sample sizes are extremely small and I do not understand how I could possibly use the bronzer from The Balm to its full potential. The blush is from Lord & Berry and doesn’t come in a proper box and instead is just a pan. The blush is slightly better in size but again is very small. 

Overall I have mixed feelings about this box, for a beauty box I am highly disappointed in the sizes of the make up pieces. I realise they are samples but they are very tiny ones! 

What were your thoughts on Augusts Birchbox?