Monday, 29 February 2016

FAVOURITES | February

Hello lovelies!

I didn't manage to do a January favourites as i was super busy, so i had quite a few products stored up which i wanted to share with you.. these are actually all new products and non of them have appeared in a blog before, so i hope you enjoy them as much as i do!

February Favourites

February Favourites

February Favourites

February Favourites

Swatches from left to right - Maxfactor Rosewood, KIKO 112 / Pearly Desert Rose, KIKO 208, Revolution Peachy Lights 

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish | £20.75 150 ml pump + two mulin cloths
Ok, so this isn't a new product to me and if you've been reading my blog or following me on twitter you will know that this is a staple in my skin care routine. I use it daily and repurchase it every couple of months when it runs out. This however is a Rose and Cedrat scented limited edition which is new and i have never used before, the smell is really lovely and the rose isn't over powering in the slightest. The formula is still classic Liz Earle Cleanser and Polish but with a floral twist.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water | £20.00 116ml
I was so excited when i received this for Christmas. I have never tried any setting sprays so was eager to give this Smashbox product a go. What i love most about this product is how versatile it is, you can either use it before make-up as a primer, after make-up as a setting spray or you can even use it to refresh your make-up throughout the day and wake yourself up. I think i might actually like this better then silicone based primer and it really locks in any product I'm wearing.

Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter | £25.00 200 ml

I also received this for Christmas and it's another product i now religiously swear by. I'm pretty sure i had an allergic reaction to trying the Glam Glow cleanser, my skin was SO sore and i now look like a scaly lizard.. which is pretty fantastic! Anyway, I've been smothering this on my face as it's scent free and thought there was no way i could make it any worse. It's worked really well and my skin appears to be improving daily! It's quite a pricey product, but you do receive a huge amount for your money and it feels really high end.

Mintycoco Oil Pulling* | £19.99 14 day supply

Having been a brace wearer and also a smoker for many years, my teeth could be whiter. They aren't super brown, but i would love to lighten them a few shades - so when i got the opportunity to review these oil pulling sachets i jumped at the chance. I've really been loving these in February, I don't want to give way to many details as i will be giving an in-depth blog post on these soon.. however my teeth are already whiter and looking great

KIKO Supergloss in 112 / Pearly Desert Rose | £4.90
I bought this when i was in Paris last year and have really been loving the gold shimmer it adds to a matte lipstick. It doesn't have the best staying power, but it's not sticky at all which is a huge plus for me! I don't mind re-applying a few times a day in order to avoid horrendous sticky lipgloss, i really love the colour and it was super cheap.

Maxfactor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Rosewood | £7.99
Ok ok, so hands up who also bought this lipstick just because it was the town name of their favourite TV show?! I'm really glad i did though as I've been wearing it non stop, it's a beautiful dusky rose colour and looks gorgeous with a gold / bronze smokey eye! The staying power is fantastic and it's really pigmented. I really love this lipstick and i think i might pick up a few more!

KIKO 208 Watershadow | £8.90
URGHHHHHHH, can we PLEASE just take a moment to see the absolute beauty of this product? It's so beautiful, i can't even deal. This 208 water shadow has been the bane of my life for about half a year, it's always sold out as it's a dupe for MAC Whisper of Gilt. When me and LWFS saw this in Paris we both bought one and potentially got over excited about the prospect of looking as glowy as the sun.. It is INSANELY pigmented and really does look like a dream. If you want to turn up the intensity of the product you can even use it wet.

The Body Shop - Coconut Body Butter | £14.00 200ml
Because as I've mentioned above my horrific dry skin, i have also been loving the body shop coconut body butter. Coconut is one of my favourite scents and this keeps me hydrated all day long with a gorgeous lingering smell.


Revolution Peach Lights | £3.00
I picked this up on one of my mad Superdrug dashes where i wanted to buy everything. I had heard a few reviews of this highlighter saying that it was good so i thought at £3 i couldn't really say no. First of all the quality and the amount of product you get for £3 is insane, this is by far one of my favourite highlighters and has quickly become an everyday staple for me (Yessss.. don't judge me i just like to be glowy and highlighted.. even at work) It gives a really gorgeous pink highlight to my cheek bones and it suits my fair skin perfectly. They also have another two shades.. and i really want to try the golden light!


Have you tried any of these products? What have been your February favourites?!

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*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted / PR Sample. All opinions are 100% my own

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

TRAVEL PHOTO DIARY | NYE Beach Cove Resort Devon

This post is a little late to the party, but i wanted to share with you what me and my boyfriend did for New Years! Most NYE's plans involve over priced drinks, people ruining your evening and maybe a few tears?! For the past 3 years me and my boyfriend have decided to avoid NYE like the plague and go on a little UK adventure for a few days! Whilst scouring the internet in late November not really being able to find anything i suddenly stumbled across Beach Cove Resort in Ilfracombe, Devon. These picturesque pastel beach huts with shabby chic interior instantly caught my eye! We managed to actually get a really good price and ended up booking for a 4 night 5 day trip and despite the torrential downpours and gail force winds had the most loveliest times..


Beach Cove Resort


Beach Cove Resort


Beach Cove Resort


Beach Cove Resort


 We arrived so late on the Tuesday night even though we had been travelling all day and left with plenty of time to spare. There was a storm brewing so most of the country roads had flooded, we rang the main office on several occasions and the team where superb! I can't fault their customer service, they made us feel at ease and not worried to arrive late and when we finally did arrive we where greeted with a lovely smile and a bottle of prosecco which was very welcomed!


As it was about 7.30pm it was already dark and we couldn't really see the view, but we knew it was going to be great as we could already hear the waves crashing on the beach! We opted for the Cairnwood Premier - Beach Cove, we would of gone for the same but with a sea view however they where all sold old. The premier lodges still have fantastic views, however they may be a little restricted by the beach huts in front.


Beach Cove Resort


Beach Cove Resort


Beach Cove Resort


Beach Cove Resort


Beach Cove Resort


Beach Cove Resort


Beach Cove Resort


The lodges come with everything you need and are self catering. They are also very well kept and incredibly clean! They had fluffy white dressing gowns, slippers and fresh towels all at our disposal and as we opted for a hot tub they where very welcomed and came in extremely handy! If you can pay a little extra for the hot tub, i would advise it. It rained most days but this extra kept us from getting too bored as we sat in the hot tub and admired amazing Hele Bay view!


Beach Cove Resort


Beach Cove Resort




Just because it was raining for the majority of the week it didn't stop us from putting our wellies on and adventuring out into the fresh air we really enjoyed going for beach walks on the Hele Bay a few steps away from the huts but there was also Ilfracombe Habour and the National Park nearby. I also wanted to mention Exmoor National Park Zoo as it was by far one of the best value for money Zoo's I've been too. The entrance was £12.95 and they had so many beautiful animals with feedings going on throughout the day. The staff where lovely and they had a cute little cafĂ© on-site that did yummy grub! It was only 25 minutes from the beach resort and was worth every penny!



























So there it is, the perfect New Year getaway.. If your looking for a mini weekend break whether it be for an anniversary or mini-moon i would highly recommend Beach Cove Resort. We really enjoyed our week here and would love to return during the summer!


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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Beauty Empties | Would I Repurchase?

Hello everyone! 

Welcome back to my blog! I know, I know.. i have been the worlds worst blogger. About a month ago i decided just to have a little time off, i felt like i was so busy at work the last thing i wanted to do was sit in front of my laptop in the evening! However, I'm feeling great and have so many posts in the works for you.. I thought i would start with a beauty empties, would i repurchase post? I've never done one of these but LOVE reading them so i hope you enjoy..






Liz Earle light moisturiser; 
I really do love this moisturiser and have used it on and off for a few years, so yes i would re-purchase.. However, the price tag really puts me off! It's £20.25 for this 50 ml tube which just seems like so much money.. especially when saving for a house. I'm trying to finder a cheaper replacement, so if you have any suggestions let me know in the comments.

Bio-Derma; 
I bought this when i was in France and used it so quickly, it was only a tiny bottle and i would 100% repurchase, it took my eye make-up off in almost one wipe and didn't sting.

L'Oreal telescopic mascara; 
I'm sure if you've been reading my blog or following me on twitter for the past 2 years then you would now this is my ALL time favourite mascara.. yes i will repurchase, forever.. until they stop making it! In fact i even have a back up in my make-up draw in case i ever misplace the one I'm using!

Estee Lauder - Double wear light; 
I think i will always repurchase this product (until they stop selling it..) This s my favourite ever foundation and the only colour that suits my skin tone! It has the perfect coverage and is also build able - I have also worn just the double wear but find the light version suits my skin better!

Ultimate blends coconut oil & cocoa butter conditioner; 
This is one of my favourite conditioners which i have repurchased in the past, i like to use this when my hair is really dry as the coconut oil and cocoa butter are really conditioning, it leaves my hair super soft and shiny!

Simple vital vitamin day cream; 
I tried this out to try and replace my Liz Earle moisturiser, this is nothing special and i wouldn't repurchase. I found it made my skin more oily then it was and made my foundation slide all over the place..

Sanex invisible deodorant; 
Bit of a random one, but i like this deodorant and it basically does what it says on the tin! Doesn't leave white marks and smells lovely, i would repurchase this product!

Body Shop frosted cranberry body wash; 
I received this as a present for Christmas and it was really lovely, one of my favourite scents from the body shop. However, i wouldn't buy this for myself as they are quite expensive compared to other body washes you can buy from your local supermarkets.

Yu-Be moisturiser; 
Another one you've probably seen in a fave of mine, i recommend this to everyone! It cures dry skin anywhere on the body and i love it. I have already re-purchased this.

Collection Concealer; 
Probably the only concealer to date that matches my insanely fair porcelain skin. It stays on all day and is super cheap. I've already repurchased this on several occasions.

Victoria Secret - Bombshell; 
I love this soooo much and I'm so sad this has finished, it's a roller ball perfume which i bought in America at an outlet store, so probably wouldn't repurchase over here as Victoria Secret is insanely over-priced in the UK. I love the scent and if i ever saw it cheap i would 100% buy it!

I hope you enjoyed my beauty empties post, have you tried any of the above products?



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