Wednesday, 29 October 2014

What's in my handbag (Autumn edition)

One of my favourite type of YouTube videos has to be the What's In My Bag Tag. I just love to see what handbag people are carrying, what are their everyday essentials and just how many lipsticks have made there was into their handbag.

I recently recorded what's inside my H&M autumn handbag and have included the video below.
What's currently in your handbag?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Highend Package

Last week I received a beautifully packaged box from Jessica (blog here) filled with some of my favourite high-end brands and one which I haven't really tried much from. We both agreed to use the InPost Click & Collect Service to send our packages which each had £200 worth of products perfect for the Christmas Party Season. InPost allows you to send packages which are collected from your home and delivered to the recipients closest locker to be picked up at their own convenience. 

What caught my eye first was the Dior Christmas Limited Edition Palette which housed four beautiful shades perfect for a day or night look. It comes in a luxurious box and every shade is pigmented but creamy. Since I haven't tried much from Dior I was also very excited to see the J'adore Dior Perfume.

From Chanel there was a Vitalumiere Foundation which I actually just ran out off, it's one of my favourite foundations so I'm happy to have another bottle. Also from Chanel was a beautiful autumnal plum nail polish in Provocation, I haven't had a chance to try it yet but it looks perfect! 

I hadn't tried an Armani Mascara before but I actually really like the Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara which has a great thin wand and is very buildable for impressive volume. 

Although YSL is one of my favourite highend brands I wasn't expecting to like this lipgloss quite as much as I do, it's the perfect everyday colour or nude to pair with a smokey eye. Plus it smells incredible. 

Overall I love all the products and I can't wait to use some of the darker shadows to create the perfect smokey eye for party season. A massive thanks to Jess for choosing such great products! 

What highend products are you currently loving?

*In Collaboration with InPost who paid for products

Monday, 27 October 2014

Fantastical Nails Deborah Lippmann

Just in time for halloween Deborah Lippmann has released six mystical nail polish shades which are designed to be worn alone, layered over other colours or layered over each other. Sadly I only realised this a few minutes ago, they actually look amazing over black polishes but I didn't get a chance to photograph this.

Dreamweaver is the green/black holographic polish above, after two coats the polish was almost opaque but would have been far more intense layer over a dark polish. I love all the colours in this polish, I think is particularly a great autumn polish.

Dear Mr Fantasy is the above shimmery fuchsia pink which also took a few coats to get opaque although still a little transparent in some lights. Over a dark colour it can almost look purple which I love. Although I'm not usually a huge fan of sheer polishes I do like that it makes these polishes very versatile and you can achieve two looks from each single nail polish.

What will you be having on your nail this halloween?

Deborah Lippmann Fantastical Collection is available here

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Essentials

It seems it is the products I use the most that I never mention on my blog, these are the products I use (almost) every single day and couldn't live without. They're not overly exciting and I may change from brand to brand sometimes but I though I would share what I am currently using. 

When it comes to deodorant I am not too fussy over which one I use as long as it smells okay, that said I do prefer a roll on and have been using Nivea Pearl & Beauty for a while. As the glass bottle isn't very travel/handbag friendly I also use the Soft & Gentle Orange Blossom & Grapefruit Spray deodorant which lasts all day and smells great.

After washing my hair  every morning I couldn't live without my GHD blow dryer... I love it! I have been using it for years now, it has all the settings I need and is powerful, helping me dry my hair as quickly as possible. I've also been loving the Airmotion Hair Brush to untangle my hair both whilst wet and dry. My only other hair essential would be Batiste Dry Shampoo which I think I have been using to close to ten years, I have never been so loyal to anything! 

When I don't have time for a professional wax I usually just use a disposable razor and find the mens ones to be much better than the women's. My favourite is the Gillette Mach 3 Disposable Razors as it never irritate my skin and I find it to be good quality for the price. For my eyebrow I adore the Tweezerman tweezer and can't believe it has taken me so long to get a pair! I've also been using the SweetEase Face Waxing Kit for my upper lip as I find them to be easier to use then most at home wax strips. 

The biggest essentials are, of course, a toothbrush and toothpaste- I have been using the Professional Whitening Toothpaste and matching toothbrush from White Wash Laboratories. Although I don't think there is a huge difference between toothpaste and toothbrushes, I have actually really been enjoying these two and would say my teeth are looking a little whiter. 

What are your beauty essentials?

The Weekly Vlog 2

As you may know I posted my first weekly vlog last week (here) and it seemed that some of you enjoyed it, even asking for more! So of course I decided to film a follow me around vlog last week too and I will be doing my best to keep this up, with vlogmas even being an option!

I actually had a fun week last week; I got time to spend with my friends but was also lucky enough to stay at the new Mondrian Hotel with Witch Skincare (post here).  This week Michael and I are off to Bath for two days and I would love some recommendations in the comments on things to do and where to eat if you are familiar with the area, also don't forget to subscribe here to catch that next week!

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