Christmas Makeup Collaboration: Little elf ft. Mademoiselleolantern

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Hello beauties, it’s starting to get real festive up in here, today’s post is a collaboration with the gorgeous blogger Joy who posts stunning makeup looks and reviews beauty products and films. She runs mademoiselleolantern.com.

We decided as to create a makeup look each with a Christmas theme! I decided to go with a spin on A classic elf, paying extra attention to the eyes with graphic liner and chunky glitter wing. I love the over applied blush trend at the moment too!

Disclaimer- This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are honest and my own.

Products used:

Base-

Too Faced Hangover Primer

C.Y.O Lifeproof Foundation shade ‘103’

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer shade ‘vanilla’

Zoeva Spice Of Life Highlighting Palette shade ‘sinfully delicious ‘ as blush

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Brows-

Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil shade ‘3’

Benefit Gimme Brow+ Gel shade ‘3’

Eyes-

Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette

NYX Vivid Brights liquid liner shade ‘fire’

Chunky Glitter mix shade ‘Persian paradise’

MAC Instacurl Mascara

Lips-

NYX Slip Tease Lip Lacquer shade ‘karma suit ya’

Don’t forget to check out half of the Collab here. She’s created a Christmas light themed look and it’s amazing.

What do you think of this look? Are you ready for Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!

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Christmas Style In Collaboration with Femme Luxe Finery

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Hello beauties, I’m back with another clothing collaboration. In today’s post I will be styling up four items that Femme Luxe Finery kindly gifted me to review from their Dresses collection.

Disclaimer- the items in this post were sent to me as a gift to review, as always opinions are honest and my own.

The first item is the Star Mustard knit long sleeve tie front wrap dress which is so soft and comfortable, it’s a given you want to look good for your Christmas parties and outings buts it’s also important to stay warm, which is why I like this knitted jumper dress. I love the V-neck and how you can wear it slightly off the shoulder too! I styled it with some glam fringed earrings from Primark, some matching red open toed shoes from Pull & Bear and a cute envelope leopard print bag from Accessorize.

Next is the Eliana cream knit high neck oversized jumper dress which is another pick I chose for warmth, this can be worn casual with tights and boots and a leather jacket or smart with a a pair of thigh high boots and baker hat. I’d wear this to a meal or to a Christmas market with a warm coat. I love the roll neck detailing and the 70s style wide sleeve. Hat is from H&M and boots from ASOS.

For the party dresses we have the Roslyn black cold shoulder wrap front midi dress which is such a gorgeous sleek LBD. This would be perfect for a Christmas meal or works do. I will be wearing this on a night out with friends. It has a stunning sweetheart shoulder, split at the front and fits so well. I styled this with my Everything5pounds tie up heels and New Look earrings.

Lastly Taliha mustard dalmatian bow front cut out mini dress which is giving me serious flintstone vibes and I’m here for it. Dalmatian print has been huge this year along with leopard print and this dress has so many fun details. I love the cut out panel, tie up front and buttons down the front as well as the cutest little frills on the sleeve. I paired this with my fringed red earrings and red clutch both from Primark and red open shoes from Pull & Bear.

What do you think of the items I chose? Have you ever shopped at Femme Luxe Finery? Let me know in the comments below’

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Luxury Orange & Ginger Hot Chocolate Recipe Ft The Kings Ginger

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Hello beauties, I was recently contacted but the lovely team at The Kings Ginger to try one of their bottles of Ginger liqueur as a gift. I am already a huge fan of liquors so had to snap up a bottle. I knew exactly what I wanted to make as soon as I received the bottle and smelled it, a tasty luxury hot chocolate that is the perfect winter warmer and oh so festive.

 A quirky and high-strength liqueur carefully crafted from the maceration of ginger root and lemon oils, The King’s Ginger is rich in colour and deliciously crisp to taste. Be it in a flask on one’s hip at the races or in a Collins glass over ice in one’s chair, it is indeed a splendid tonic to be appreciated all year round.

Disclaimer- this product was gifted to me for review, as always opinions are honest and my own.

What you will need:

Ingredients

  • Orange flavoured chocolate
  • Milk or Soya (for lactose intolerance)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cream (optional)
  • The Kings Ginger Liqueur

Utensils

  • Access to a stove/oven top
  • Saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Hot chocolate glass or your favourite mug
  • Grater
  • Shot glass

How to make:

  1. Fill up your glass/mug of choice with milk/soya up to just over half way
  2. Add the measured milk to a pan and set the oven top to a medium heat. Wait until milk is steaming
  3. Add the orange chocolate in squares (leaving some spare for grating)and stir until melted
  4. Add a teaspoon of cocoa powder
  1. Add one shot glass measure of The Kings Ginger to the mixture
  2. Pour into glass/mug
  3. (Optional) Add cream to the top of the hot chocolate
  4. Grate a small amount of the chocolate to create shavings and sprinkle on top of the cream

This makes such a rich and luxurious treat and you bet I’ll be drinking it throughout the winter months. If you are interested in trying a bottle (it can even be used in place of gin with a tonic) then you can find it in Waitrose if you live in the UK.

A huge thanks to the team at The Kings Ginger for sending this my way. Go check out their website (linked above) as they have many other drink and food recipes.

What are your favourite winter drinks? Let me know in the comments below!

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Personalised Phone Cases With CaseApp

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Hello beauties, I was recently contacted but the lovely team at CaseApp be gifted either two phone cases or a phone case and a laptop cover. I don’t have the suitable model to get a laptop cover so I opted for two iPhone cases instead.

If you don’t know what CaseApp is, it’s a phone app/laptop skin service that allows you to personalise your own products by using their ‘design your own’ option or using their pre made templates.

Disclaimer- The items featured in this post were gifted to me but all opinions are honest and my own.

I decided to design my own cases as I love the chance to get creative, the first case I designed was this fun fox and feather print case using pictures off the internet. I’m obsessed with foxes and I’m so pleased how this turned out. The second case I designed is this winter themed pine cone one. I love that you can also choose your finish, either shiny or matte.

These make the perfect gift for a loved one or just a treat for yourself, one thing for sure it’s the perfect item to adorn your phone with, cause let’s face it, if it’s going to be in our hands we might as well make it pretty to look at! These cost £19 and you can get started here.

I also have a discount code for you beauties to get 20% off your first order. Use code ‘ALLTHINGSALLATT20’

What do you think about the cases I made? Let me know in the comments below!

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Affordable outfits with Everything5Pounds.com

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Hello beauties, recently I received a amazing email from Everything5pounds to collaborate and choose four items for free to style. I already was a huge fan of Everything5pounds and frequently put in orders so was frilled to receive some goodies for free.

For those of you who may not know what Everything5pounds is, it’s a clothing website that sell everything from women’s clothing, men’s clothing, kids clothing, shoes, accessories and homeware at the amazing price of (you guessed it) £5 per item.

I apologise that the photos are indoors, I did plan to shoot these over the weekend but the weather was horrendous so indoor shots will have to do!

Disclaimer- a few of the clothing items featured in this post were gifted to me but all opinions are honest and my own.

The first item I picked was this stunning Knitted Fringed Trim Poncho. I really love the ‘Burberry’ vibes and it’s super warm and comfy. Absolutely perfect for the autumn weather at the moment. I styled this with a pair of faux leather trousers (also from everything5pounds that I bought separately) and my H&M baker hat.

I still can’t believe this is only £5!

The second item I picked up is this Window Pane Printed Sheer Jumpsuit it’s such a soft light material and can be style casual with converse or heeled boots or can be dressed up with heels. I love the fit of this jumpsuit (I always size up on this site as things tend to come up small)

The last two items I picked is a outfit to lounge in, the first being this gorgeous Heart Knitted Jumper, It’s so soft and feels so good on the skin. Paired with these Causal Tie Up Jogging Trousers which are super comfy and fit like a dream. The perfect outfit to be lazy in!

As a little treat for you guys I was given a limited use code to give you 5% off. Use code ‘REBECCA_5’

What do you think about the items I picked? Have you ever shopped at everything5pounds? Let me know in the comments below!

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Benefit #BrowsOverBase Event. Christmas Launch

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Hello beauties, the lovely Georgia who works for Benefit was kind enough to invite me and a few other blogger babes to the Brows Over Base event. This was to talk about a few new releases, the Christmas/holiday gift sets that have just launched and a mini masterclass. I wanted to share some pictures from the event along with some information about the fab gift sets on offer from Benefit for the festive season.

Disclaimer- This posts contains affiliate links but all opinions and reviews are as always, honest and my own.

Benefit are well known for their eyebrow products and two of my holy grail brow products are from Benefit (Ka Brow & Gimme Brow).

This first gift set I wanted to share with you today is something for those of you who love doing your brows. Enter the Magical Brow Stars gift set, which includes four full sized brow products and a slanted brush with a spoolie on the other end.

Inside you will find:

Foolproof Brow Powder, Goofproof brow Pencil, Ka- BROW Cream Gel, Gimme Brow+ and Precisely, My Brow Pencil.

I picked this up to stock up on my current favourites and also try some new brow products along the way as I saved so much money by buying the gift set. It’s priced at a bargain £49.50 when the contents value is £118, it literally has everything you need to create the perfect brow and makes the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. This comes in two shades, medium 3 (which is my shade for reference) and Deep 5. I will be doing a separate review of this set shortly so keep your eyes out for that!

The second gift set I wanted to show you beauties is their new Blush Bar which has four blushes and a contour/bronzing powder. Inside you will find (one of my personal faves) GALifornia, Gold Rush, Dandelion, Rockateur and the well known Hoola. Each blush has a different shade, some matte and some shimmery. This blush bar costs £49.50 with a content value of £127.50 and makes the perfect gift for a loved one who love their makeup.

Next up we have some new gift box launches which have such fun packaging, shaped like a luxurious three tier cake but in tin form, I’d definitely be reusing that packaging to store things in.

The blue cake pictured above is the Goodie Goodie Gorgeous set which contains three of Benefits best sellers. This set includes a full sized They’re Real Mascara, a full sized matte Hoola bronzer and a mini The POREfessional Pearl primer. This costs £35.50 with a contents value of £57.50

The purple cake (pictured below) is the Confection Cuties set which contains three minis. Inside is The Porefessional, Roller Lash and Gimmie Brow+. This a great set for those who haven’t tried Benefit before. This is priced at £14.50 with a content value of £31.50. This minis also come in handy to travel with.

Next we have the green cake which is for the skin care lovers. This set is the B. Right! Delights! This includes a full sized Total Moisture face cream, Browvo Conditioning Primer (full size), a funsise It’s Potent eye cream and a funsize Instant Comeback facial serum. This costs £39.50 with a content value of £70.42.

Pictured below is the pale pink cake which is Gimme Some Sugar set which includes a full sized Roller Lash Mascara, a full size The POREfessional Primer, full sized Hoola bronzer and a full sized High Beam highlighter. This costs £39.50 and has a contents value of £96.50 which is a amazing bargain! I’ll be picking this up for myself as I need a new Hoola bronzer and want to try the highlighter.

Lastly we have the dark pink cake which is the Triple Decker Decadence which had 4 full sized Benefit best sellers inside. This set includes BADgal BANG Mascara (one of my favs), a The POREfessional Primer, a High Brow highlighting pencil and a Gogotint lip & cheek stain mini. This set costs £34.50 with a contents value of £78.50

I also wanted to share with you these cute mini Stocking Fillers which will make great secret santa presents or just something to hang on the tree for a loved one. These range from £10.50- £12.50.

Here we see Georgia giving the lovely Marta a makeover and I loved the way the Hello Happy Foundation looked on her and have since picked it up!

There is definitely something for the Makeup/skincare lover when it comes to gifts or even if you want to pick up a few bits for yourself and save some money along the way! A huge thanks for the invite!

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Classic Wing & Autumnal Red Lip ft Beautybigbang

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Hello beauties, the lovely team at Beautybigbang contacted me to try out some makeup items of my choice from their website. I wanted to create a simple look and share some reviews of the items that arrived. I also have a cheeky discount code that I will include at the bottom for you to get 10% off.

Beautybigbang is a online store that stocks makeup, hair, nail, skincare and healthcare products and the best part is everything is super cheap!

Disclaimer: These items were sent to me in exchange for a review. All opinions are honest and my own.

Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Pen

I’m no good when it comes to free handing winged liner, so was pleased to find out this liner had a fine tip. This makes it super easy to create the shape you need without it dragging or the liner bleeding onto the lid. I’m also super impressed with the pigment of this liner, it’s a true jet black. I can see me using this to create some fun graphic looks in the future. This costs £4.55 (currently on sale for £3.03) which is an absolute steal considering it’s a very similar shape to the Kat Von D tattoo liner which retails for £17.

Waterproof Voluminous Mascara

I chose a mascara as I wanted something to pair with the liner. This has a thin brush with tiny bristles that makes it super easy to get into the lashes and coat every single one. This gave me natural looking lashes on the top but really made my bottom lashes look fluffy. This costs £6.83 (currently on sale for £3.79) which again is an absolute bargain!

Matte Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Saving the best until last is this gorgeous liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Kathryn’. This has a creamy, smooth formula which dries down to a matte finish. It has a small doe foot applicator which makes it super easy to line the lips. How gorgeous is this colour though, a deep cherry red which is perfect for autumn and really completes the look. This costs £6.07 (currently on sale for £2.27) and has five other shades to choose from.

For a cheeky 10% discount don’t forget to use my code REBEX10 at the checkout.

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Buxom Beauty Event Haul

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Hello beauties, I recently was invited to a Buxom beauty event ( you can read about that here) and was gifted some amazing goodies to try out and I wanted to share with you what I received and give some mini reviews and swatches!

Disclaimer- Some of the products were gifted to me from a beauty event. As always reviews are honest and my own.

The first product I want to talk about is the Buxom Divine Goddess Illuminator that I got the chance to to try at the event. As soon as I tried it I knew I had to buy it and I’m so glad I did. This is a illuminating cream that can be used as a subtle liquid highlight or mixed in with a foundation for a dewy finish. I love the smooth formula and that it doesn’t have chunky glitter in it. It gives off the most gorgeous iridescent glow and I really like the appearance of my makeup with this underneath. This can also be used on the body and looks so beautiful on the shoulder bones. This costs £21 for 59ml.

Next up is two lip plumping products.

The first, a product that I was gifted for going to the event is the Buxom ‘Full On’ Lip Polish in the shade ‘Sugar’. This is a U.S best selling sheer, shimmering lip polish that plumps up the lips making them look fuller. This has a gorgeous glossy finish with small flecks of glitter. It doesn’t feel gritty though and is the perfect gloss to wear on its own or on top of a lipstick. The vitamin A and E in this keeps your lips soft and protected. This costs £15 for 4.44ml

Secondly another product that I purchased in this gorgeous coral Buxom ‘Full On’ Lip Cream in the shade ‘Mai Tai’. This has a slightly different finish to the gloss above, it is smoother and doesn’t have the glitter in it. This gives a high shine glass finish. I thought this shade would be perfect to wear with my summer looks. I also love how much these plump up my lips and love the fresh tingling sensation it gives. This cost £15 for 4.44ml

I was also lucky enough to be gifted one of the Buxom ‘Big and Sexy’ Matte Gel Lipsticks in the shade ‘Toxic Cherry’. If you are avid reader of my blog you will know how much I live for a red lip. The formula is so smooth thanks to it being a gel and I love how soft it looks on the lip. I will even go as far as to say it’s my new favourite formula and that’s a huge statement. I will definitely be picking up more shades in this lipstick. The only downside is that the shape of the baton is huge so those with smaller lips will struggle with application and will need to apply with a lip brush instead. This costs £15 for 2.6g.

Lastly I received a travel size Buxom ‘Big Tease’ Plumping Mascara. I was really excited to try this after hearing lots of great things about it from the event. It has a pair shaped wand thats really easy to use and helps you get into the lashes and fully coat them. It makes them so much longer and fuller without looking clumpy and looks amazing on the bottom lashes. I will definitely be picking up the full sized version of this when I’ve used this travel one up. It costs £18 for 13ml.

Thank you so much to Buxom for gifting me some of these goodies, overall I’m really impressed with the brand and will definitely be trying out more of their products in the future!

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Buxom Cosmetics Beauty Event

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Hello beauties. The lovely Lauren who manages the Buxom beauty counter in Debenhams invited me along to a beauty event to talk about all the products that Buxom offer as well as their newest launches. There was cute little sweets and cakes on offer as we got to swatch, test out and hear about the ingredients, finishes and more about the brand.

Buxom originally started in America but has recently became avaible in the UK. Known promdomintly for their best selling lip and eye products. In today’s post I’m going to be talking you through the products I got to test, swatch and the information I learned.

They have several counters at the Buxom area in Debenhams in Bristol. These were filled with all different different kind of lip products from lip creams, matte lipsticks, balms, liners and even glosses. The great thing about all their lip products is they all have a plumping effect, they achieve this by using peptides and peppermint in their formula which is gentler on the lip than using venoms or chilli like some brands do.

The first newly launched product I want to mention is the Power Plump Lip Balm. There’s four universal shades that will suit every skin tone. Working to hydrate the lips whilst plumping them for a fuller looking pout.These leave the most gorgeous sheer colour and smell like peppermint. These cost £15 for 4.3g.

The next new release from buxom is the limited edition Holographic Top Coat Lip Polish which are prismatic lip plumping top coats that you can wear alone or on top of any lip colour. These come in four stunning shades and have a smooth formula instead of that gritty glitter feeling that I hate in glosses. I’ve swatched the shades ‘Crystal’ and ‘Ariana’ below and you can see how much they shine! These cost £15 for 4ml.

Next we have the Full On Lip Polish which is a U.S best seller and is a sheer shimmering lip gloss with a glittery finish . It contains Vitamin A and E which helps keep lips soft, smooth and protected and leaves a tingling sensation, you can literally feel it plumping your lips! There’s 32 shades to choose from and each one costs £15 for 4.44ml.

My personal favourite products and swatched below is the Full on Lip Cream which are no glitter, lip glasses which are smooth colourful glosses with a high shine finish. Costing £15 for 4.4ml

Shades ‘Rose Julep’, ‘Kir Royale’, ‘Dolly’ and ‘Mai Tai’.

If Gloss isn’t your thing they also offer matte formulas in their Big And Sexy Bold Lipstick which is a gel lipstick with a ultralight formula and comes in 14 shades. To match these lipsticks are the Plumpline Lip Liners that can be used all over the lip or just as a liner. These have a creamy formula and apply easily with the brush at opposite end that helps diffuse the colour.

Buxom don’t just offer lip products they are also well known for their eyeshadows.

There’s two options to choose from, the ‘Build your own’ palette where you can choose from any of the above 40 shades and customise your own palette. Or you can buy one of their pre made palettes.

The formula of these eyeshadows are super smooth and packed full of pigment, especially the shimmers that are on offer. They were insane! There’s definitely colours to suit everyone and I love the cute packaging of the empty palettes. The empty Customisable Palette costs £8 and can fit six single eyeshadow in. Each Single Eyeshadow Refill costs £8 for 1.4g of product. These are my favourite shades.

Shades ‘Big Spender’, ‘No Faux’, ‘It Crowd’, ‘Patent Leather’ and ‘Wild Nights’

To finish off Buxom also offer two mascaras. The Volumising Lash Mascara which has a vitamin enriched clump resistant formula that thickens the lashes. It has a hourglass shaped brush which coats the lashes evenly from root to tip. This costs £16 for 11ml.

Their second mascara is the Big Tease Plumping Mascara which has calibrated wax in the formula to deliver a smooth application as well as maximum volume. With its conical brush that releases just the right amount of product to allow you to cover from root to top. I received a deluxe sample of this in my goody bag and love it so much I’ll be purchasing the full sized version. This costs £18 for 13ml.

I couldn’t resist testing out some of their lip products and I came up with this gorgeous colour combination by using their Plumpline Lip Liner in the shade ‘Anonymous Allure’ and the Holographic Top Coat in shade ‘Crystal’.

I will be doing a separate blog post reviewing the goodies I received from this event so keep an out for that.

I had so much fun at this event and meeting other beauty influencers. Thank you so much to Lauren and Buxom for inviting me.

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Skin Kissed Vitamin C Serum

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Hello beauties, Skincare is something that is extremely important to me, I never miss the chance to keep my skin in check and believe its the most important step in creating a flawless base for your makeup application so when the lovely team at Skin Kissed got in touch with me to test our their Vitamin C serum I jumped at the chance!

Disclaimer- This product was sent to me for free for testing purposes. That being said I will always give my honest opinions on any products reviewed.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past year you will know that serums are huge in the skincare industry, particularly Vitamin C serums. I love testing out new skincare and love finding new products that could combat my dull skin so was excited to see what happened with this serum.

The ingredients used in this Skinkkised™ Vitamin C Serum have been used for centuries to achieve natural and healthy skin, but it is only now we have finally brought all these unique ingredients into one perfect bottle.

Ingredients

Vitamin C is used in skincare as it plays a huge part in slowing down the ageing process by reducing wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes as well as improving skins overall radiance.

Hyaluronic Acid is a great acid to use to help keep moisture levels in your skin, thus leaving it pump and more youthful looking.

Collagen is crucial to supple skin. The wrinkle-preventing protein that naturally occurs in our bodies keeps skin plump and youthful.

Packaging

The serum comes in a sturdy black glass bottle with gold text, I quite like this packaging as it’s different to most clear bottles you see serums come in. The applicator comes in the form of a pippet/dropper which makes it super easy to draw up the right amount of product and apply to the face.

Formula

Once applied to my face I found this has a thin formula that is typical for a oil product but it has a sticky feel to it. The tackiness makes it a great base for Makeup to adhere to and is even mentioned on their website that it doubles up as a primer. Although it has sticky feeling it wasn’t uncomfortable on the skin and did give that dewy look that I achieve when using other oil based primers.

Results

I like to use once in the morning and once at night and apply by patting it onto my skin for maximum effect. I have been using this serum for roughly two weeks now and my skin (I haven’t been sleeping all that well so it’s stressed at me) has definitely improved. It’s just looking overall brighter and less dull. I did notice that in the first week that it gave me a few small spots on my cheek area but I decided to give it more of a chance and they faded very quickly so it must of just been my skin getting used to a new product.

Price

This has a price tag of £29.95 for 20ml which I think is a high price for just 20mls but it does go a long way and you will definitely get your money’s worth in the difference you see. Could you find the same kind of product for cheaper in a brand like The Ordinary? Probably. It’s definitely worth looking into.

Do you believe the hype surrounding vitamin C serums? Let me know in the comments below!

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