Saturday, 21 February 2015

The 5 Books On My Wishlist

It is no doubt that youtubrs and bloggers have come along way since it first started and the community has grown hugely over the past few years. Recently there have been a lot of new book releases from the likes of my favourite youtuber's, bloggers and just celebrities in general which are on my wish list and I am still yet to add to my very miniature book collection - getting back into books is gonna take some time but I'm getting there! So heres a round up of a few book which I am itching to get my hands on.

As a lot of you may know Tanya Burr on youtube is famous for her beautiful makeup tutorials and bubbly personality and when she announced the release of her book it was pretty exciting not going to lie. The cover of the book is perfect and reflects her as a person so well, with a pretty collage of pictures of her life. The book contains great tips aswell as some recipes, which I think will be a great read.

Having watched Fleur for quite a while on youtube, it was so nice to hear that she was having her own book published and the name 'glamguide' is enough to draw me in with beauty and fashion written all over it. The book is bursting with fashion and beauty tips and tricks which are going to be very handy!

Deliciously Ella has been a pretty recent blog discovery as I just got introduced to it towards the end of last year and since then I've been so intrigued and fascinated by her lifestyle and diet and the amazing food which she makes which looks delicious being healthy and vegan at the same time. We have both been trying to eat heather this year and stick to it so hopefully this book will help to give some inspiration on healthy food ideas. 

This book has been raved about a lot on the internet and it is written by none other than Zoe Sugg who is probably one of our favourite youtuber's. The idea of writing her very own fictional book is pretty impressive and I am really looking forward to reading this book. Having not read a book in so long, this is one which is in my top books to read.

There is no doubt that Jamie Oliver will disappoint when it comes to food. We are both a huge fan of his cooking shows and youtube channel. Theres something satisfying in having your own cookbook to use and cook from, especially ones with beautiful mouth watering pictures to accompany it and the title 'comfort food' has already got me drawn in!

What are you favourite book reads at the moment?

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The Ultimate Super-Liner

Theres that one step when doing my makeup which I always dread and still haven't seemed to have mastered, and that is applying liquid liner - winged liner is just on another level which takes a whole lot of practice. Lucky for some, liquid/wing liner is as easy as writing your own name, it seems to just come naturally, however for myself and I'm sure others out there, theres definitely a struggle in getting a decent straight line on both eyes. There a quite a variety of liquid liners which we have both tried and tested but one which has been the closest to making the application of eyeliner a more comfortable experience, is the Loreal Super liner in Perfect Slim. I seriously love this product as it has seriously helped me to apply eyeliner much more easily compared to previous liners I've used.

The nib of the eyeliner is very thin which makes it perfect to line close to the lash line and create a nice thin even line. Also the fact that the nib is quite long, gives an added advantage, allowing you to reach into the corners and create a perfect flick for a winged liner look. This eyeliner actually lasts pretty long in comparison to others Ive tried and doesn't dry out too fast. I've purchased this for a third time now and I definitely see myself repurchasing again!

What is your favourite eyeliner to use?

Loreal Super Liner In Perfect Slim here for £6.99

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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Favourite Every Day Lipsticks At The Moment

For an everyday lip colour I usually like to keep it very simple, most days its probably a tinted lip balm but recently I've been getting into using lipsticks which are very wearable and subtle. The Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipsticks are exactly that. We both own the shade Tulip and Coral which are just perfect when it comes to everyday wear, giving a natural look.

The formula of these lipsticks are definitely a winner in my case as they have the hydrating factor going on which makes it so much more moisturising and comfortable to wear, especially during the chilly weather we have been having lately which has been leaving my lips so dry.

These lipsticks contain key ingredients which give the look of more fuller plumped lips also reducing appearance of lines on the lips. The finish isn't completely matt or glossy either but more of a slight satin radiant finish which helps to give the impression of not so dry/crusty lips (perfect for me in my case!).

 Coral at the top, Tulip at the bottom

Tulip is a really pretty pink shade - not too bright or too nude, but more in the middle which makes it so wearable on a daily basis for those of you who want to go quite subtle on the lips. My favourite has to be the shade Coral. It is such a lovely peachy colour again not too bright or too orange but a very pinky peachy shade which is my go-to lipstick at the moment!

When is comes to packaging, Elizabeth Arden have got it spot on. The sleek gold bullet just makes it so luxurious to carry around, making it feel that extra bit special.

What is your favourite everyday lipstick?

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Saturday, 7 February 2015

The Best Makeup Remover!

We can all admit that using makeup wipes are one the easiest lazy-girl methods of removing makeup but after reading Caroline Hirons blog you know that wipes are a no-no and should be avoided. (unless in emergencies obviously!) After spending years relying upon simple cleansing wipes (here) which never seemed to leave me satisfied as I often woke up finding makeup remnants still left behind, we were finally both introduced to the Dermalogica precleanse (here) which was life changing - literally!

Being a huge fan of the Dermalogica skincare (here) line already, we had high hopes that this product wasn't going to disappoint. At first the thought of an oil as a makeup remover, was a little terrifying I must admit - slathering oil all over face was surely going to lead to blogged pores and a whole phase of breakouts afterwards right? But we couldn't be more wrong, so lets get into the details on why this product is potentially one of the best makeup removers.

The whole 'oil-based cleanser' method was a fairly new thing for us at the time, so we did go to our local Dermalogica counter for advice and the lady was so lovely and gave a thorough explanation on how to use it. So all you have to do is take a small amount onto your hands, apply to your dry face and massage it in, This instantly starts to break up and dissolve all that makeup and even dirt off your face (from weather and pollution). Then add a little water to create a milky emulsion, and simply use damp cotton pads or a flannel to wash it off, leaving your skin feeling so hydrated, fresh and clean! Also it doesn't leave a oily or greasy residue behind which can be often a huge putt-off for a lot of oil-based cleansers. It removes my eye makeup so easily instead of having to tug and rub against my eye which is what the scenario was like with wipes.

This can also be used as a pre-step before using your normal cleanser to give you a double cleansing to break up oil residue and dirt from your face, hence the name 'pre cleanse'. We would both highly recommend this product since we have been using it for around two years and we simply can't live without it. We both have dry skin, and this makeup remover doesn't dry out the skin or lead to breakouts, even if you have oily skin, this product is recommended for all skin types so definitely give it a go!...What is your favourite makeup remover? Let us know in the comments below! xx

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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A Nyx Haul!

In the January sales we both went on a Nyx cosmetics hype, purchasing quite a few products which were on great offer! Having never tried Nyx cosmetics, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to get our hands on some products which we've heard so much about.

Starting off with blush, we picked up the Nyx Powder Blush in the shade peach, which first of all has lovely prism pattern all over it (I love having patterns on powder products!) which is surprisingly quite convenient when avoiding to pick up too much product on your brush. The colour is a soft pretty peach which compliments our skin tone really well.
On to the highlighter, the Nyx Illuminator in 01 has become a firm new favourite. Since we brought it I have been using it non stop! It provides a subtle highlight with not too much glitter but more of a slight shimmer which I find more flattering especially for use on a daily basis.

There was one product which we set out to hunt and were determined to find it, and thankfully we did, it is the much raved about Nyx Matt Bronzer in 03. This bronzer really does live up to the expectations where many bloggers have praised about the formula of these. I personally find it quite hard to find a decent affordable matt bronzer (other than the body shop honey bronzer here) - the Nyx bronzer is super affordable and if perfect to use for contouring.

We also picked up two Love In Florence eyeshadow palettes from Nyx. The Meet My Romeo palette 01 which is a 5 colour eyeshadow palette consisting of a mixture of light and dark browns is one of my favourites of the two. When used together, it creates a beautiful neutral eye and you can never go wrong with a neutral eye! The La Dolce Vita palette 08 is a combination of soft greys and blues, which gives a stunning smoky evening look.

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(Disclaimer: Some of these products we brought were on offer at the time, and may not be on offer at present)