Friday, 20 May 2016

NYX Acqua Luxe lip glosses - review + swatches! (+ blog update)

Hey, muffins! Today, I'm very excited to talk to you about these gorgeous Acqua Luxe lip glosses by NYX. I briefly mentioned these in my NYX mini haul, and today, I'm bringing you a full review! NYX claims that these glosses are 'packed with glitter and just a hint of colour to create the look of full, luminous lips'. They can be worn on their own, or layered over a lipstick for mirror-like shine. These glosses come in five different shades, featuring mostly pink tones, but there are a couple of nude and peachy shades, too. Today, I will be swatching two of those shades - VIP and High Society. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, 15 May 2016

The £1 face!

Hey, muffins! How do you feel about budget beauty products? Personally, I love to indulge in high-end makeup, although admittedly, expensive doesn't always mean good. Cheap doesn't always mean bad, either, and there sure are some amazing, budget-friendly gems out there. Recently, I received a few makeup items from Miss Beauty London - a brand that features only £1 beauty products. This gave me the inspiration for today's post, so I went ahead and purchased a bunch of £1 makeup from different brands. Today, I will show you my makeup done using £1 products only, and share my honest thoughts on some of the most budget-friendly makeup out there. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Recent skincare discoveries - hits and misses!

Hey, beauties! Today, I thought I'd so something a little different, and talk about my recent skincare discoveries. It's quite rare for me to feature skincare reviews on my blog, mainly because I don't consider myself that knowledgeable in the subject. I love learning about skincare from my favourite beauty gurus like Anne (Linda, Libra, Loca) and Samantha (My Beauty Cloud), but when it comes to my own skincare choices, I kind of just go with whatever sounds good! This is why instead of writing individual reviews, I thought I would share with you some general thoughts on my recent skincare acquisitions. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

NYX mini haul + first impressions!

Hey, jelly beans! Today, I'm very excited to bring you my first beauty haul. NYX is a brand that's always been on my radar - their products are affordable, and the quality rivals some of the most expensive makeup brands. However, until recently NYX was quite difficult to get hold of in the UK. When my local Boots finally started stocking it, I picked up a bunch of NYX products and thought that it would be a good opportunity for a little 'shop-and-tell'. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, 1 May 2016

My guide to celebrity perfumes - collection + recommendations! (Part 2)

Hey, lovelies! It's time for part two of my celebrity perfume collection (you can check out part one here!). In the first part, I talked a little bit about the importance of not judging perfumes by their label, and showed you a few of my favourites by Britney Spears, Beyonce and Katy Perry. Today, I will be sharing the rest of my collection, which features more unusual celebrity scents. If you don't like the typical, sugary-sweet celebrity perfumes, these recommendations will be perfect for you. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Blogging tips for beginners (part IV) - writing beauty reviews. Tips + what to avoid?

Hello, muffins! This post was originally going to be part two of my celebrity perfume collection, but I thought I'd break it up with another installment of blogging tips (make sure you check out parts I, II and III)! Today, I'd like to talk to you a little bit about writing, which is really the main part of any blogging process (and often the most difficult one!). Writing is something that's very individual and subjective, and there's no real right or wrong way of doing it. Everyone has their own style, and that's something we shouldn't shy away from - it's what makes our blogs special and unique! There are however a few things to look out for, especially when it comes to writing beauty reviews. Today, I'd like to share with you a few writing tips, and things I've learned from working on beauty reviews. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

My guide to celebrity perfumes - collection + recommendations (Part I)

Hey, jelly beans! Today, I'd like to talk to you a little bit about celebrity perfumes, and show you my collection! Celebrity scents are bit of a love and hate thing... Generally speaking, people that avoid buying celebrity perfumes do so because they dislike the celebrities behind them, and don't want to be paying for something promoted by a given person (i.e 'I could never wear something made by so and so!). The truth is, celebrities are rarely involved in the perfume-making process. An independent perfume designer composes the fragrance, the given celebrity then approves it, sticks their name on the label and that's it. They give their general preference as to how they'd like the fragrance to smell, but it's the designer that actually creates the scent. Did you know that the same person that's composed a few of the Paris Hilton fragrances also works for Marc Jacobs? Kim Kardashian's perfume designer team has created some scents for Hugo Boss and Lacoste. It's really all about the label, and I've learned to never judge a scent based on the name behind it (same logic applies to fashion, makeup etc.). I'm not saying that a celebrity fragrance is ever going to top Chanel or Dior in terms of quality, but they can all be enjoyed and appreciated equally. Celebrity scents are fun, affordable and for the most part, very easy to like!