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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

I have no idea when I last wrote a monthly favourites post. I love writing favourite posts and reading them because I feel like it gives a better idea on what a person has really been loving the past month and why. 
 Starting off with fragrances, the Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Blush EDP has been my go to scent this summer. I finally finished my Vera Wang Lovestruck perfume and whilst that is not quite the same as the MJ perfume, I was glad I managed to get rid of one perfume bottle (I have way too many!). With hints of pink grapefruit, rose and cedar wood, this is an amazing perfume that lasts on the skin for hours.
 I've been loving the NARS Deep Throat blush (the second shade on the bottom row in the palette). It is probably my staple shade that I will forever have in my collection. It is less shimmery than Orgasm so it is very wearable and I feel like no matter how much I apply, I can never go overboard! I've had this NARS Guy Bourdin for years and whilst I should probably get rid of it (expiry dates and all that jazz!), the texture and consistency remains the same so I will continue to use until it changes.  
I finally finished the NYX Matte liquid eyeliner and whilst that is an amazing eyeliner, I was ready for something new. I went through my back up products and came across the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof liquid eyeliner in Intense Black. I've had this product in my stash back when I purchased the Cult Beauty x Anna & Lily Box and whilst I really enjoyed using the brown version of this eyeliner, I've been wanting to try the black one for sometime now. I'm so glad they included this little gem in the box because it creates such precise cat eyes. For someone who is forever in a rush getting ready in the morning, this is perfect because I'm literally done in just one sweep.
The last make up product I've been using in the last couple of weeks has been the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot powder. With the weather being incredible hot and sticky, I've been carrying this around in my bag and as it has a mirror, I have been touching up on the go - which is a huge plus! As it is a translucent powder, it mattifies instantly and as it has no colour, I do not need to worry about it looking odd if I have a tan. Plus I have noticed that as it is so finely milled, it does not make you look cakey at all! 
The last product I've been loving is the Benefit Total Moisture face cream. Ever since I was introduced to this moisturiser, I've been obsessed with it. My instantly feels plumper and smoother. I have no more dry patches and I do not break out. It's an amazing moisturiser if you suffer from dry skin (like myself) and I'm currently on my fourth jar - that's how much I love it!

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Monday, 19 September 2016

First thing first, let's address the massive elephant in the room...yes, I've been away for what feels like months (but is actually a couple of weeks) but whenever I tried to sit down and write a blog post, I was stuck. Stuck with words that is. I had no idea what I wanted to write and talk about here on my blog, so I thought instead of forcing myself to write a pretty crappy post, I'd rather wait until I was back in the mood.

So I thought what better way to start blogging again, then to show you all what I've been up to in the last couple of weeks from a few posts from Instagram.

So that's pretty much it, the last couple of weeks consisted of drinking a lot of mojitos, new experiences and some old experiences like going to see Wicked in theatre for the second time and I'm pretty sure it's not the last! With my birthday in a couple of days, I'm officially back and be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up (I'm also trying to get back into the whole 'theme' thing. I don't know how long it will last - haha!)
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016


Ouai (pronounced like 'way') is the new hair care range by Jen Atkin. Who is she? Jen is a hair stylist who has worked in the fashion industry for many years, and has worked along side celebrities like JLo, the Kardashians etc. I've seen this range all over Instagram, so I have definitely been interested in the range. To be honest, I'm not one who fusses over her hair, I know what my hair likes and I don't like to try new things, when it comes to my hair that is! But with it's aesthetically pleasing packaging that will look flawless on Instagram, I was intrigued. It finally landed in the UK last month, so I went straight to Selfridges after work and checked the range out. Whilst everything looked amazing, I decided to settle on one product and I brought the Ouai Finishing Créme.

It is a lightweight cream that helps to protect your hair from heat, whilst also smoothing your ends and adding some texture. I have dry ends and in the Summer, it tends to frizz up, causing the ends of my hair to either break off and/or just get tangled and knotty. I've been using this for the past couple of weeks (simply a pea size amount, a little goes a long way!) and my hair feels so soft. It no longer breaks and I feel like my hair really put this finishing créme to the test last week, when we had a huge heatwave, because my hair did not frizz up! I also love how I can run my fingers through my hair and it does not feel sticky nor does it look greasy. It also does not weigh down my hair, which is amazing!

The Ouai haircare range is now available at Selfridges and Cult Beauty! Have you tried anything from the range yet?? I'm actually eyeing up the Clean Shampoo, Dry Shampoo and Hair Oil!

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

You know I you have a problem when I you ask other people to visit Sephora when they go to the States and when I you went yourself just 3 months ago! So I'm back again with another Sephora haul, but I thought it would be interesting to show you all what I picked up this time around, as two are new!
Starting off with skincare and a brand new product, I picked up the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding mask. Now I've heard a lot about this mask so I definitely wanted to pick it up. It is a two part mask, which contains both black and white charcoal, that helps to cleanse and pull out any impurities in the skin. I reminds me a lot of the GlamGlow mask but less abrasive.
The last skin care product I picked up was the Boscia Luminizing black mask. Now this is a repurchase and it was not until I finished my tube, that I realised how much I loved using it. I tend to use it once every 1/2 weeks, and as it is a peel off mask, it is very easy to use. It instantly mattifies my skin and it pulls out any impurities I may have in my clogged pores. A definite holy grail product in my skincare routine.
A complete newbie in my foundation collection is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea water foundation. Now ever since this was released a few months ago, I have not stopped hearing great things about it! It is an incredibly light foundation, which provides full coverage. Now I am not normally an everyday-foundation-wearing girl but this is an exception. It is so light on the skin, that you cannot even feel it and it still looks like skin!
A repurchase is the Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum concealer in the shade Custard. This has become one of my favourite concealers for my under eye area. It instantly covers and brightens my dark circles, without looking cakey or settling into any fine lines. I can reapply throughout the day, and it doesn't look odd at all. A definite favourite.

I have yet to try the pudding mask but I'm really excited to give it a try. I'm thinking of dedicating a whole separate post for the Tarte foundation, so let me know in the comments if you would like to read that! Are you going to the States soon? What would you buy from Sephora??
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Can you remember a time before highlighting (aka strobing, which is basically the same thing!) or contouring was a thing? Yeah, me neither! I do not do the whole contour-your-face-so-it-looks-like-a-completely-different-shape simply because I cannot contour dramatically and it just looks ridiculous when I try, but the one thing I can do, is apply so much highlight that I look like a disco ball and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it! With Summer soon approaching (which seems impossible at the moment since it rains every single day!) I have been applying more highlight than usual, to fake that glow.
The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow is the most expensive from my picks. Whilst I love the sculpt side of the duo, the highlight is as equally amazing. With it being on a golden base, it can suit any skin tone. It does not look chunky on the skin and just looks like you are glowing from within. The BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop highlight was the one make up product I was really excited about last year. I signed up to the Sephora waiting list and as soon as it launched, I added it to my basket and after a few days, it was mine! Believe you me, when I say that this is so pigmented that you simply need to tap your brush in the pan and you instantly look like a disco ball. It is such an amazing and flattering highlight, even if you have pale or deeper skin, a must in everyone's make up bag!
The MAC Strobe Cream is, surprisingly, a new product for me. I picked this up a few weeks ago after a recommendation and I have been using it every single day. I like to mix this with my moisturiser for an all over glow and as it has an iridescent sheen, which does not contain chunky glitter, it just makes your skin look healthier.
Another cream based product I have been loving, especially during the warmer months, is the Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo. Again, this has a contour side, which is great for subtle definition, but the highlight shade is amazing! I simply pat this on the high points of my cheek bones and it catches the light effortlessly. As it is a cream based product, it is great if you suffer from dry skin, like myself.

Which highlighters have you been loving for the warmer months? I feel like I need to pick up the Anastasia Beverly Hills illuminators and the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill palette, which contains Prosecco Pop *inserts all the heart emojis!*

MAC Strobe Cream // £24.50
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Monday, 4 July 2016

Okay, so this is my first ever Instagram round up post. I've been loving these recently because it's a great way to see your life in pictures from the past couple of weeks! From discovering new favourite affordable hair products, to celebrating both Pride Weekend and Birthdays, this past couple of weeks has been jammed packed, but of course, I always have time for a compulsory Liberty London flower photo - I mean, how can I not?!

I've had a hard time trying to stick with a theme, so I gave up but I think I now have one! Come and follow me over at @sweetixo - would love it if you could pop by!
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