Friday, 22 January 2016

The Chocolate Collection - Effiena's Handmade Polish

Finding organic, vegan friendly and handmade products can be quite hard in a market that is saturated with a huge range of skincare, makeup and beauty products. After changing up my skincare to a more natural and vegan friendly one, I am constantly on the hunt for more organic alternatives to other beauty items that I use.

After being contacted by Effiena from Effiena's Handmade Polish - and having the opportunity to try out her 'Chocolate Collection' of nail polishes, I'm happy to know I have a vegan-friendly brand that I can turn to when I'm in need of new and beautiful colours!

After finishing college and having an entire summer to discover something new, Effiena decided to try something new: making her own nail polishes. She was no stranger to the nail industry as she had previously done nail art and decided she wanted to do something a bit different. Soon after mixing up several batches of nail polish for herself, her family began to show interest and bought several polishes from her. The next step, of course, was turning this idea into a small business: Effiena's Homemade Polish.


Saturday, 16 January 2016

Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Lipsticks SWATCHES

Hello everyone! 

Last month I bought the amazing new Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette - and I am so happy that I did because that palette is absolutely amazing! I've written a previous blog post on the palette, and when you see the eyeshadows you'll understand why I love it! 
With the palette, there was a large sheet with samples of the soon to be released lipsticks from the same range. I'm so happy they included the samples because I feel like this entire collection is up my street! 


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

My Soap & Glory Lipstick Collection

Hello everyone!

I'm back with a short and sweet review on one of my favourite lipstick brands, Soap & Glory.
I was first exposed to these amazing lipsticks back in 2011, where I'd decided to spend my shiny student loan pennies (I was ruthless during my first year of University) and buy a large helping of Soap & Glory products! Is it the packaging? The smells? The feel of the products... I don't know what it was, but I was absolutely obsessed!
Still to this day, I love Soap & Glory's fragrances and mists, their 'Make Yourself Youthful' serum and most importantly, their makeup.

Lipsticks are products that I can never be tired of. You wear them everyday; whether it's at work, during a party - or even if you just want your lips to be moisturised (don't laugh at me, my mum even does this too!)


Sunday, 10 January 2016

NYE MAKEUP: Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani

Hello everyone!
I wanted to quickly share with you all my New Years Eve makeup, as I posted a Get Ready With Me video on YouTube and a lot of people really liked the colour combination. I honestly didn't plan the eyes and lips to match my top, but it all worked out that way.

I used my fabulous new Christmas purchase - the Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow palette. Previously, I've opted for dupes of the Naked palettes, but there wasn't a palette where I thought: "WOW, I want that!" until I saw this one; the colours in it are so versatile, pigmented and are perfect for those who don't really want to dabble with bright bold colours!


Friday, 8 January 2016

Estee Lauder Christmas Gift Set

On the morning of Christmas Day, Ryan presented me with a large wrapped box in a pretty gift bag - and I had abolsutely no idea what was inside. Well duh, it's a present and I shouldn't know. But I literally had no sort of clue or idea what it was, so I was really surprised and excited to find a luxury Estee Lauder gift set.

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