Thursday 30 July 2015

July Favourites

Hi lovelies!
Hope you're having a wonderful day or night!

Another month has passed by and I hope it was a great one!
Here is what I've been loving in the month of July!

Nak Thermal Shield Thermal Spray:

Whether you're a hair straightener lover or a curling wand lover, I strongly recommend using a heat protectant spray before styling your hair with any heat styling tool.
Not only will it help to combat frizz, it will create a barrier over the strands of your hair to protect it from those harsh temperatures that can damage your hair.
The last thing you need to worry about is brittle, dry hair!

Skin Magic Tea by Your Tea:

If you have skin like myself that is just frustrating to tame and no matter what you use, it continues being stubborn, I'd suggest trying a different approach to clearing your skin. 

When I first discovered a blend of tea that claimed to assist in clearer skin, I was skeptical, I'll admit.

However, after a couple of days I noticed improvement.
The texture of my skin improved and it was smooth to touch.
It calms down inflammation and gives you a clearer complexion.
I was pleasantly surprised by the results this was giving me!

I was drinking a different brand of skin clearing tea but it just wasn't giving me the results I needed so I'm very happy that I gave this one a try!
It doesn't have a funky taste to it whatsoever, it's actually an enjoyable blend of tea to drink!
They do sell out fast due to popularity so if you're looking to try a batch, get in quick!

First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum:

Having problematic skin and having such a fair skin tone, facial redness becomes my enemy!

So, to help keep that under control I've been using First Aid Beauty's Anti-Redness Serum and I've been loving it!
It contains aloe to soothe the skin, ginger that acts as an anti-inflammatory and caffeine to assist with shrinking the blood vessels.

It's also free of parabens, harsh chemicals, colourants and it's safe for sensitive skin.

If you suffer from facial redness, this might just work for you too!

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash:

Another Soap & Glory product that I adore!
The scent alone sold me! It smells like sherbet or like a citrus gelato!
Other than the yummy scent, it's a really creamy body wash that leaves you feeling clean and refreshed.
It's one of those products that makes you happy while using it because yummy scents just make you feel good!

iPod Touch 5th Generation:

For many years I've been using the 4th generation iPod Touch which only held 8GB worth of music.
So, whenever I wanted to add more music I had to make the space for it by removing songs.

I was lucky enough to be given a 64GB iPod Touch as a birthday gift so now I can store thousands of songs!

If you're interested in purchasing an iPod Touch for yourself, I think they're great!
I've never had any issues with iPod's, they've never malfunctioned on me and they've lasted years without needing any repairs. I'd say they're a reliable product.

They come in a wide range of colours and you can even get yours engraved too if you like!

They are what I've been loving this month!
Have you tried any of the products featured? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Don't forget to like, follow and share, it would be much appreciated!

Stay beautiful!

- Dee

Thursday 23 July 2015

Makeup Haul

Hello lovelies!
If you're new to my blog, welcome, if you're a regular, thanks for reading!

Every now and again, you should treat yourself to a little splurge.
And that's exactly what I've done!
So I'll be sharing my expenditures with all you lovely people!

Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Spirit

This palette holds 12 of their most iconic shades including the famous Kitten shade.

It contains a variety of shades from light to dark and shimmery to matte to achieve whatever look you're going for, day or night.

The packaging alone is absolutely stunning!
The colours you see in the palette, is what you get, along with great pigmentation.
Stila's Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palettes come in four: Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul.
If you love Stila eye shadows, you'll definitely love their palettes just as much!

ZOEVA Luxe Cream Lipstick in Floral Crown

A bright, fun colour for those warmer months.
Very rich and creamy.

Would look beautiful on any skin tone.

Packaging is just simple and sleek.
If you're not into pink lipstick, not to worry as they have other shades to choose from.

Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss in Garnet

This shade of lip gloss would look amazing over a deep red lip. Perfect combination for a night out!

It has a non-sticky formula so anyone who has a hard time in the wind trying to pick your hair off your lip gloss would know the struggle, but not this time!
It's available in six shades including Garnet and they all contain shimmer, but a flattering kind of shimmer.

Make Up Store Lipstick in Peachy

This shade of lipstick is great for school or if you're someone who likes to wear minimal makeup.

It just gives your lips a healthy red hue without looking too bold and heavy.
Can be worn alone or pair it with your favourite lip gloss!

I like to wear this on days when I'm going for the 'no makeup' look.

It is quite sheer which is why I think it's perfect for day to day wear.

ZOEVA Rose Golden Palette

I love neutral toned eye shadows!

This palette is another great one with loads of shimmer to achieve the most feminine looks!
The shades are very true to colour with good colour pay off.
Easy to blend with little to no fall out.

Stila Perfecting Concealer in shade A

If you're looking for a full coverage concealer, this could be it!
Available in 11 shades so you're bound to find the right shade for you.
It covers under eye circles, redness and blemishes really well without creasing.
This does have quite a thick consistency so be sure to use a small amount because it's all you need. Applying too much may result in creasing so be careful!
I find the best way to apply this concealer is with a beauty blender and just dab it on the areas that require attention.

ZOVEA Luxe Colour Blush in Shy Beauty

Quite a different shade of blush to add to your collection. I sometimes get tired of wearing a pink or red shade. A bit of variety is always nice!

I'd say this a muted peach toned blush.
Very beautiful and natural on the cheeks!
Pigmented as well so just lightly sweep it across your cheeks and you can always add more to your liking.

I hope you enjoyed my makeup haul!
If you have any comments, just leave one down below.
If you could like, follow and share, that would be wonderful!

Stay beautiful!

- Dee

Thursday 16 July 2015

Stay All Night Makeup - Part 2

Hi lovelies!
Welcome to part 2 of my stay all night makeup products!
All that time and effort you spend on perfecting your makeup always pays off if you're wearing long lasting makeup products.
So, lets get started! 

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15

A great concealer to have in your collection.

It provides medium to full coverage and works really well under the eyes to hide those dark circles, also conceals like a dream on blemishes.
It doesn't sink into fine lines or crease on me and the staying power is amazing!
The only negative I have to say about this product is the pump dispenser.
You just can't control how much product you want to use and it can become wasteful.
I like to apply it just be dabbing it on with my fingers or a beauty blender. 

DUO Eyelash Adhesive in Clear-White

A must have if you need your falsies to stay put all night!
I've never had an issue with my lashes peeling off in the corners throughout the night.
I've also slept in my false lashes when I've just become too lazy to take them off (I know I should!) and they look just as good as they did when you first put them on!

Tip: Once you've applied the adhesive to the lashes, wait about 15 seconds for the glue to become tacky just to avoid them sliding all over your lid when you're applying them. 

Rimmel Provocalips 16hr Kissproof Lip Colour in Kiss Me You Fool

Let me just say, when I first applied this on my lips, nothing could get it off!

It wore beautifully, and it really is transfer proof.
However, I would recommend applying a lip balm beforehand as it felt a touch drying on my lips.
They best way to remove this is to use an oil based makeup remover. It helps to break it down without having to scrub it off.
With 8 available shades, you'll be sure to find the perfect one for you!

Maybelline Matte Maker Powder in Classic Ivory

As you may know, I have oily/combination skin so anything that keeps me matte, I love!

It does a wonderful job of controlling shine and it sets your foundation nicely so you don't need to worry about it wearing off during the night.

Unfortunately, this powder only comes in two shades, so it won't suit all skin tones.

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray

A highly reliable makeup setting spray if you have oily skin.

It's oil free, paraben free and vegan friendly.
Not only does it set all your makeup in place, it helps to control that oil and it's never let me down.
I like to use it after I've applied my primer and after I've applied all my makeup.
Of course, you can skip that step if you don't have oily skin like myself.

I hope you enjoyed the read!

What products do you use to pro long your makeup? Leave a comment down below!

Don't forget to like, share and follow. I would greatly appreciate it!

Stay beautiful!

- Dee

Thursday 9 July 2015

Stay All Night Makeup - Part 1

Nobody wants to spend hours on end getting ready for a night out on the town for your makeup to just wear off half way into the night, so today I'll be sharing with you what products I use to ensure my makeup lasts all night!

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

If you have an oily/combination skin type, a mattifying primer is your best friend.
This primer extends the wear of my foundation and it never lets me down.
It's a light formula that doesn't clog pores which is wonderful if you're prone to breakouts.
I like to apply it before my foundation as my base.

Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer

I purchased the shade Bare which matches me perfectly.
I've worn this in the highest of highest weather temperatures and it didn't budge!
So if you're on the hunt for a full coverage foundation that stays all day, this literally stays all day.
They do come in many different shades so you'll be sure to find the right one for your skin tone.
I find it's best applied with a buffing brush.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Champagne

This eye shadow primer will transform any matte eye look into a light catching shimmery one, but not in a glittery way.
The lasting power is great as well.
If you're not keen on the shimmer, Too Faced do have other primers to choose from.

Maybelline Define-A-Lash Lengthening Mascara in Very Black

Waterproof mascara is a must have!

If you have short lashes and are craving for some length, this one will do the trick.
It doesn't clump whatsoever and separates lashes very well.
Curl your lashes beforehand for maximum results.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Blonde

A great product to fill in those sparse areas of your brows or if you just want to define your arch.

It will stay put until you want to remove it.
It's also waterproof and highly pigmented so a little goes a very long way!
I like to use the Zoeva 322 Brow Line Brush to apply.

I hope you enjoyed part 1 of 2!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment down below!

Stay beautiful!

- Dee


Thursday 2 July 2015

June Favourites

Hello lovelies!
Hope you are all well!
Another month has gone by so today I'll be sharing with you my June Favourites!

David Aubrey necklace:

This 18k gold-plated necklace is just perfection!
It's dainty, looks beautiful worn and you can choose from any letter of the alphabet from A-Z.
They also have a range of different jewellery to suit your style whatever that may be.
Great as a gift for any age!

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Fibralogy:

When I first heard about this shampoo I thought, 'not another gimmick.'
But, it truly works!
I was sceptical at first, until I used it a few times.
It gave me real results!
The look and feel of my hair was thicker and I have thin hair!
Also, it's been voted product of the year by consumers so I say, give it a try!

 Stila Colour Balm Lipstick in Olivia:

Being fair skinned, it's been a struggle to find that 'your lip colour but better' shade of lipstick that doesn't make me look like a zombie.
However, Stila has made that happen with the shade Olivia.
Very pigmented and tastes like peppermint!

Bare Minerals Prime Time Neutralising Foundation Primer:

Having problematic skin, a foundation primer that assists in counteracting redness is just what I need.
I've been enjoying Bare Mineral's Neutralising Primer for just that and it works well.
It evens out my skin tone which means not needing to use much concealer to hide that redness.

River Island Makeup Brush Bag:

I got tired of my makeup brush roll as it was just overflowing with brushes so I thought it was time for an upgrade.
It's not only stylish but it holds quite a few brushes and it's perfect for travelling so your brushes won't get damaged during transportation.

So they are what I've been loving in the month of June so I hope you enjoyed the read!
If you'd like to see a more in depth review of any of the products featured, let me know in the comments below and I'd be happy to do that for you!

Stay beautiful!

- Dee
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