Sunday, 29 March 2015

YSL Couture palette Rock Resille Edition

I rarely get too excited about the beauty of a new palette but I really am in love with the new YSL Couture palette Rock Resille Edition- I love anything in gold packaging and the polka dots really make this palette even more beautiful, quite the collectors item.

Inside there are five colours which is great for days where you don't want to worry too much about which colours go together, it does all the hard work for you. The quality of easy shadow is beautiful, really pigmented whilst still being silky soft and blendable. I love the colours in this palette as they are probably some which I wouldn't group together but look perfect; I love the mixture of warm and cool. Surprisingly the peachy bronze works really well with the matte grey to create a classic but edgy look.

It's the perfect go-to, easy palette to create a polished look with little effort and particularly great if you often feel overwhelmed by too many shadows.

The YSL Couture palette Rock Resille Edition palette is £45 but will sell out fast so pick one up quickly if you are looking to add it to your collection.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

5 Things to do this weekend #35

Credit: here & here 
1. Get to bed early
Clocks go forward this weekend meaning we need an extra hours sleep, go to bed half an hour early and get up half an hour later to make up for the lost time.

2. Take a trip to Lush
Apart from Christmas the Lush Easter Collection is my favourite and they have some real beauties that smell incredible this year, check out some of my picks here

3. Find your perfect spring nail polish
My favourite this spring is Nails Inc VVB Bamboo White which is just the most perfect colour but it is a little expensive, check out my other favourites here

4. Buy all your Easter Eggs
If your like me and usually buy your Easter Eggs the day before, being left with the ones no one wants than this year it's time to buy them early.

5. Plan some time away for the Easter bank holiday
You don't have to go abroad or even have to stay away from home over night but plan something for the Easter bank holidays. Visit a local town or if you are city based plan a trip in the country side.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Clinique Pop Lip + Primer

Punch Pop, Melon Pop, Grape Pop, Sweet Pop and Berry Pop
Melon Pop, Cherry Pop and Cola Pop 

I had seen the Clinique Pop Lip + Primer's popping up on Instagram and was instantly drawn to them. For some reason I expected them to offer just a sheer wash of colour with little pigment but still be quite balmy. I was so surprised when I first swatched it to find that although they do feel very hydrating they also offer much more than a hint of colour and are in fact quite pigmented and buildable to a full coverage lipstick. 

The colour range as you can see is extensive and within the colour range of 16 lipsticks there are nudes, oranges, pinks, red and dark berries- there really is something for everyone. They feel really weightless on the lips, apply really beautifully with a decent lasting power. They really help to perfect the texture and colour of the lip which I love and find the finish to be very flattering too.  

My favourite colour of all (which I didn't photograph because I had misplaced it in my car) is beige pop, if you're a lover of MAC Patersserie you will love this too and if I had to pick just one colour this would be it! I have also been wearing Melon Pop lots and Cherry Pop is a perfect red colour. I did however find Bare Pop and Love pop to be just a little too shimmery and would probably be the two I would skip. 

Really in love with this new line of lipsticks and they would be one of my top spring picks! They are £16 each and will be exclusive to Boots from 27th March 2015 and launch nationwide from 17th April 2015. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Easter with Lush

Last time I spoke about Lush I was a little disappointed with the scent of some of the products but not this time! With Easter less than two weeks ago I am very excited to be diving into the Easter Lush range which is beautifully themed and smells incredible.

My favourite pick is the Bunch of Carrots, a bubble bar which comes with three individual carrots. I love bubble bars as they are reusable and these Carrots smell particularly delicious with their fruity scent and are just generally great fun!

As you would expect, Lush also have a whole range of egg shaped bath bombs, the Golden Egg looks amazing but I have the Fluffy Egg which seems to be a huge favourite with lots of Lush fans. For those of you that love Snow Fairy shower gel, you'll be happy to hear that this has the same sweet scent and turns your bath pink. I think these make really great gifts, almost better than a chocolate egg.

Finally for when I fancy a shower and not a bath I have Pot O'Gold, a caramel scented shower jelly made with orange peel and pineapple juice to help brighten skin and mood. It also has a little shimmer though it which makes for quite an unusual shower but I don't find it to stick to the skin too much which is good.

It's hard to choose which one to use next, they all smell so amazing!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Spring Nail Polish Picks

Along with having a tan I would say pretty coloured nails can really brighten my mood, these five are my current favourites and the ones I will be reaching for to lift my mood over the next few month.

I realise that Nails Inc VVB Bamboo White (review here) isn't cheap, possibly the most expensive in my collection but I have worn it so much since getting it: it's perfect! Although it's quite a natural shade it looks effortlessly chic and works both on long and short nails, I'm already considering buying another bottle but it's a shame it is only available as a duo as I haven't had much wear from the red.

Another alternative which is quite classic but much brighter is Burberry Bright Coral Red, which applies like a dream and can really carry you from spring into summer. I also love a bright blue polish in spring (actually all year round) and have really fallen for the new Bourjois La Laque range, this one is in Only Bluuuue.

In terms of pastels, which are a must, my two favourites are Barry M Speedy in Eat My Dust (review here) and Gosh Apple Bloom. This Barry M one dries really quickly so it's a great one when you a rushing out the door and don't have much time but Gosh Apple Bloom is beautiful too and I think pastel green often gets forgotten.

Off to paint my nails now, probably Nails Inc VVB Bamboo White... again.

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