Friday, 29 November 2013

November Glossybox Review

I was going to film my review but my camera has ran out of battery and I can't find the cable to charge it - nightmare!

B. Complete Long Lasting Nail Polish in Seafoam
This is a gorgeous colour and I have one very similar from Essie called Mint Candy Apple.
The formulation of this nail polish is great.  I found it quite streaky on application but this settled out with the second coat.  It does say it's long lasting but I found mine started to chip on the tips very quickly - although this is probably due to the nature of my job rather than the nail polish itself.  I haven't had a chance to test it again properly due to my university placements and working part-time aswell so hopefully over Christmas time I'll be able to wear it for a few days without any chip hazards coming at me.
B nail polishes are available to buy from Superdrug in 33 gorgeous shades - £4.99/8ml

Emite Make Up Micronized Eyeshadow in Dams.
Haven't really had much of a chance to properly try this out either - the joys of having full time placement, writing an essay and having a part time job!
The shadow is a matte black shade and is very easily blended. I didn't find there was any fallout (if any) which is always a big plus in my eyes no matter the colour.
I think I'll probably buy more of their shadows in the future.
Available to buy from the Emite Makeup online store - £16.80

Yves Rocher France Cocao & Raspberry Hand Cream
My hands have been really dry lately with it being so cold now and washing my hands 50 billion times a day whilst I'm on placement and this has been pretty good at helping cure any dry flaky patches I get.  The scent is mouth watering and my hands drink this up super fast without leaving my hands feeling sticky or greasy.
Available to buy from the Yves Rocher website for a bargainlicious £1.95 where they also have shower gel, lip balm, body lotion and home fragrance in this scent yay!

Vichy Idealia Life Serum
I think I was accidently given two of the serums and one sample of the Vichy Smoothing and Illuminating cream but nevermind.
I found the serum very well absorbed by my skin.  The formulation itself has a slight pearlescence to it but it doesn't work like an illuminator like the cream.  I did feel a slight difference in my skin after using it but personally I don't think the amount supplied is enough to be able to notice a big difference in my skin.
Available from Boots - £29.50 for 30ml.

Elegant Touch Rapid Dry for Nails
Firstly, I don't know why I have bought one of these's amazing!!! No longer shall I have to scream in frustration when I bump my nails 5 minutes after painting them.
I timed this for the 60 second claim it offers and my nails were so perfectly dry that I was actually able to go and blowdry my hair after 1 minute without any damage to my manicure whatsoever - lifesaver in a can! I think I'll be using this product for a very long time to come.
Available to buy from Superdrug and Boots - £3 for 125ml.

Overall this was a very pleasing box and I'm looking forward to the next one...more makeup please though!


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Interior Inspiration : Dream Kitchen

The kitchen will probably be the most eclectic room in my future home.
It'll need to be fairly big because I love baking and I always make a mess when I cook so I think if it's bigger I wouldn't make as much of a mess....

I really like this industrial style of metal units with wooden counter tops and exposed brick work. It looks really fresh, fun and lively.

This is gorgeous! I'm a big fan of dark wood. This type of wood would be perfect for the counter tops in the kitchen above.

Got to have a bit of sparkle somewhere in the kitchen to glam it up. 

Obsessed with subway tiles...and that mixer...and the jars...and those bottles and the box they're in...all of this is perfection!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Fashion Friday : Style Inspiration

I'd class my style as monochrome classics with an edge.
I tend to wear lots of black, grey, navy, white, cream, and stone/peachy shades.
There is a few coloured pieces in my wardrobe- which tend to be statement pieces - but mostly I like neutral shades.

Below are some images that give an idea of how I like to dress.

All images from Pinterest

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sunday Songs

I've made myself a little playlist for when I'm chilling out on a Sunday and having a little pamper.

Beach - San Cisco
Berlin - Ry X
Big Sur - The Thrills
Bloom - Pogo
The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
Burning Desire - Lana Del Rey
By Your Side - Sade
California Dreamin - The Mamas and Papas
Chevaliers de Sangreal - Hans Zimmer
Corner - Allie Moss
Crocketts Theme - Jan Hammer
For Lovers - Wolfman feat. Pete Docherty
Higher Love - James Vincent McMorrow
Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake
Ivy and Gold - Bombay Bicycle Club
Jerusalem - Barry Wordsworth and BBC Concert Orchestra
Just Like Honey - Jesus and the Mary Chain
Love, Oh Love - Lionel Ritchie
The March - Alex Wurman
Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj feat Drake
Nightshift - The Commodores
No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Only the Young - Brandon Flowers
Plainsong - The Cure
Play - Funk
Postcards from Italy - Beirut
Rackwick Bay - Phamie Gow
Rain City - Turin Breaks
Say it Right - Nelly Furtado
So Good to Me - Chris Malinchak
Someplace - Jake Bugg
Spanish Sahara - Foals
Still Life - The Horrors
Take Care - Beach House
Teardrop - Massive Attack
To Build A Home - The Cinematic Orchestra
Welcome Home - Ghost Face
Wildest Moment - Jessie Ware 
What I Might Do - Ben Pearce 
Wonderwall - Ryan Adams

Friday, 15 November 2013

Unboxing: November Birchbox

Today I received my second Birchbox so I thought I'd share my initial thoughts with you on what was in it.

Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara
Never tried any of the LM mascaras so I'm looking forward to this.  Really need to find a daytime mascara because I use the same one for day and night...think I need a more understated one for work haha!

Weleda Replenishing Oat Shampoo
Pretty self explanatory but luckily I'm nearing the end of my current shampoo so it's perfect timing to get a sample of a new product.

Chella Highlighter Pencil
Pinky hued highlighter pencil. From swatching it on my hand it seems really blendable and it doesn't have any shimmer so it's perfect for winter.

English Laundry Signature for Her Eau de Parfum
"A divine delicate fragrance with elegant notes of quince, jasmine petals and musk"
This is a really soft scent...definitely reminds me of freshly washed clothes

Molton Brown Ylang Ylang Body Wash
Gorgeously fresh scent that I think is perfect for autumn/winter.

My lifestyle gift is a selection of Pukka herbal teas. I'm not much of a tea drinker but I'm really interested to try these out.

I also got a Birchbox pencil sharpener as my goodie.  Thought there's no point in taking a picture of that ha!

Again I'll be doing a review video on my vlog in a few weeks once I've tried everything out.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

November Glossybox Unboxing

So last month I was really disappointed with my Glossybox.  It was themed as Dark Romance but the closest thing to that was a lip tint. Check out my review video here.
Needless to say I was expecting a much better selection for this month and bloody heck it didn't disappoint!


This months box doesn't have a theme but the magazine is all about Christmas wish lists and has some really nice items in it.

B. Complete Long Lasting Nail Polish in Sea Foam.
This is a gorgeous shade. I have a very similar one from Essie so we'll see how this one lasts.

Emite Make Up Micronized Eyeshadow in Dams.
Pure black of my favourites! From trying this on the back of my hand it's a very smooth powder that is highly pigmented and seems like it'll blend really well. Perfect for festive party smokey eyes.

Vichy Idealia Life Serum
I actually got two serums and one smoothing and illuminating cream. Not sure if that's what was supposed to happen...means I technically get an extra product to try out yay!
I've used a Vichy face wash before which I really liked so I'm expecting big things from these.
Elegant Touch Rapid Dry for Nails
This is perfect for me because every time I paint my nails I have an uncontrollable urge to pee - my bladder has the worst timing haha!
Yves Rocher France Cocoa and Raspberry Hand Cream
Oh sweet baby Jesus! I started salivating when I read the scent of this.
Normally I don't really like chocolate scented creams (I always think they smell really plastic) but this is heavenly! I've already decided that quite a few people are getting one for Christmas!
There's also a special offer for Glossybox subscribers with this company -  buy their raspberry home fragrance and shower gel, enter a special code and get a free perfumed shower gel, lip balm and hand cream!
You'll smell me before you see me this Christmas!
I'll be doing another review video once I've had a few weeks to try out these products so I'll be posting a link on here once it's up.
I've also reviewed my first ever Birchbox on my YouTube channel.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013

Interior Inspiration : My Dream Living Room

Love the gold detailing on this table

Got to have a mix of textures

More gold accessories. I am also slightly obsessed with animal objects d'arts. 

Muted shades make everything feel cosy

Patterned wallpaper is a big love

Splash of my favourite colours

 As you can probably tell I'm a big fan of corner sofa's

All photos from Pinterest 

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