Christmas Party Make Up: Royal Purple

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Hello beauties, I hope you’re all having a fabulous week! Its time to get started on the glam Christmas party looks and I wanted to create a look using royal purple and of course all the glitter! I got the inspiration from a tin of quality street (no shock there).

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Products used in this look-

Base

NYX Hydratouch Primer

L.A Girl Pro Concealer shade ‘orange’ for colour correction

Revolution Pro Camouflage Foundation shade ‘F4’

Too Faced Born This Way Multi Sculpt Concealer shade ‘ porcelain ‘

Ben Nye Luxury Powder shade ‘cameo’

Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

NYX HD Blush shade ‘summer’

MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish shade ‘whisper of gilt’

Brows-

Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil shade medium

Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumising Gel

Eyes-

Morphe Bling Boss Eyeshadow palette shades ‘hush hush’ for the transition and ‘rockstar’ to create the shape

NYX Glitter Brillants Face & Body Glitter shade ‘violet’

Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara

Lips-

Lime Crime Velvetines Metallic Liquid Lipstick shade ‘posh’

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Lime Crime Lip Spinner Gift Set Review & Swatches

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Hello beauties, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! You may have seen this featured in my Christmas guide post already but I wanted to do a full review on this Lime Crime Lip Spinner holiday set because I think it deserves a separate post!

Beloved for their kaleidoscopic spectrum of long-wearing lip pigments and exquisite eye and cheek enhancers, we dare you to resist Lime Crime’s range of criminally covetable products. Dial up the festive fun this Christmas with the Lip Spinner Set – boasting three mini Matte Velvetines and three brand new Glitter Wet Cherry Glosses, simply spin the dial to select your shade (because it’s far too hard to pick our favourite shade from this tempting lot!)

Packaging

How cute is this packaging though? I’m in love with the bold design and the fun Spinner theme, it has a plastic heart in the middle that moves round. I love the bold colours, just what you would expect from Lime Crime! I did struggle getting the lipsticks and glosses out of the plastic packaging though.

Shades

Inside this set there is six mini sized lip products which consist of three of their matte Velvetines and three brand new Wet Cherry glosses. The shades are-

  • ‘Red Rose’ – a blue red
  • ‘Cindy’ – a hazelnut brown
  • ‘Lulu’ – a rose nude
  • ‘Happy cherry’ – a gold flecked apricot
  • ‘Cherry bomb’ – a gold flecked red
  • ‘Fuzzy cherry’ – a gold flecked champagne

Wet Cherry Gloss formula

I’ve already tried a few of the original Wet Cherry glosses and love the formula so was exited to try these brand new holiday shades. They have flecks of glitter mixed in with the gloss and look so pretty on the lips. They provide a intense high shine finish and catch the light so beautifully. These can be worn on their own or on top of a colour for added umph and I find them so comfy on the lips.

Velvetines Liquid Lipstick Formula

Another formula that I am familiar with is the the matte Velvetines liquid lipstick. It’s such a smooth and pigmented cream that is so easy to apply and as the name suggests, looks like velvet on the lips. Although they dry down to a matte finish they’re in no way drying and I love that the lipsticks are really hard wearing too!

Price

This set costs £41 and can be bought from Cult Beauty in the UK here. Although it’s fairly pricey I think this is a wonderful set for those who love Lime Crime, all the shades are so pretty and perfect to travel with thanks to the mini tube size.

What do you think of the shades in this gift set? What’s your favourite Lime Crime product? Let me know in the comment 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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The Body Shop Peppermint Candy Cane Review

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Hello beauties, we all know that Christmas is the best time for new launches when it comes to bath and body brands and one of my favours brands to shop during the festive period is The Body Shop. In today’s post I’m going to be talking about two of the new peppermint range that I picked up last weekend.

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The whole collection in this scent consists of a shower gel, bath foam, soap, body lotion, body butter, body scrub, hand cream and shimmer mist. It also comes in some really fab gift sets that are great value for money if you’re looking for something for a loved one.

Packaging

How cute is the design of this years lid packaging, it literally screams Christmas and fits the scent of the product so well. It definitely makes me hungry!

Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub

The first item I picked up was this body scrub, I was in need of one after running out of my usual and fell in love with the scent of this one. It has the obvious smell of peppermint but mixed with a delicious hit of vanilla and it smells so sweet and food like. This has small bits in that are sizeable enough to buff away dry/dead skin without being too rough and leaves the skin feeling wonderfully smooth and like new. This costs £15 for 250ml but there is always offers on to save you some money!

Peppermint Candy Cane Body Butter

I always buy the matching body lotion if it’s available in the same scent as I feel it makes the smell linger longer. This has exactly the same formula as any other of the body butters from The Body Shop and I find them one of the best. They are fairly thick and make short work of any dry areas you may have. It does take awhile for this cream to set in and has a tingly effect to the skin thanks to the peppermint. The scent is exactly the same as the scrub. This costs £6 for 50ml or £15 for 200ml

Also don’t forget to check out the other Christmas scents that are also available, the Berry Bon Bon and the Vanilla Marshmallow and I’ll leave a link here if you want to shop the Peppermint Candy Cane collection.

Have you tried any of the other products from this years Christmas range? What’s your favourite body shop scent? 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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MAC Cosmetics Favourites Old & New

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Hello beauties, we all have a handful of brands that we love when it comes to makeup and MAC cosmetics are in my top 5. I first fell in love with them when I tried their studio fix Fluid foundation and knew I had to try so much more. I have put together my favourite products, some old favourites and some that I have newly discovered!

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MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

The first product I wanted to start with is my holy grail foundation. I have been using this for over 6 or seven years now and i still haven’t found a foundation that is as good! It has a medium coverage that can easily be built up to full, has a amazing colour range with a incredible 64 shades, looks so flawless on the skin, photographs well and most importantly lasts all day on my dry skin without needing a touch up. I can never be without this foundation and always make sure I have a back up bottle ready! It’s also worth buying the £4.50 reusable pump from MAC as this foundation doesn’t come with one. This retails at £26 for 30ml and I use the shade NC15.

MAC Instacurl Lash Mascara

A few weeks ago I found this mascara in TK Maxx for a bargain £7. I hadn’t tried any mascaras from MAC before so thought what a great way to test. I’m so glad I did as this mascara makes my lashes look so full and fluffy without giving the caked on spider leg effect. I really like the shape and design of the packaging as well as the wand. This makes it easy to get into every lash including the corner and bottom lashes. I find this super easy to take off and it doesn’t transfer throughout the day. This normally retails for £20.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish

I was first inspired but this highlighter by fellow blogger Mufavourites when she reviewed it not so long a go. This extra dimension skin finish in the shade ‘whisper of gilt’ was first launched last year as a limited edition Christmas item (you may remember its festive snow flake design) but has since been rereleased this year. I’m a sucker for a light gold highlight, it’s suits my pale skin tone without leaving a cast and leaves a gorgeous wet look sheen to the skin, making it look healthy and giving it a inner glow. This can be worn natural by applying lightly or more intense by layering it or spritzing some setting spray before hand to make it blinding. This costs £25.50.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush

Im a huge fan of a bright pink blush and have lots of matte finishes so wanted to pick up a something with a shimmer. This Extra Dimension blush is in shade ‘sweets for my sweet’ which is a gorgeous candy pink with rose gold shimmers. I love that this can be worn really sheer for a pop of natural, healthy colour or built up for a more intense look. I will definitely be picking this blush up in a coral shade for summer as it doesn’t cling to texture and I love the smooth formula. This costs £23.

MAC Matte Lipstick

New to my collections are a few of MAC’s cult matte lipsticks. I had never tried them before and I’m so glad I have. They have a really smooth application thanks to the creamy formula and dry down to a matte. They have great staying power and don’t make the lips look or feel dry as it dries down. I picked up the shades ‘Beatrix’ which is a vampy berry shade with a metallic finish. Shade ‘modern temptress’ which a dark red with a brown undertone and ‘chilli’ which is a stunning dark smoked red. All three of these colours are perfect for autumn/winter and I can’t wait to add more to my collection. These cost £17.50 each.

MAC Mini Lipstick

Another lipstick newbie but this time in a mini version. Recently MAC released their cult lipsticks in a mini form for travel purposes or just for people to try out their formula for those who don’t want to spend full price. I picked up the shade ‘Twirl’ which is terracotta brown. These cost £10.

MAC Lip Pencil Liner

Lastly we have a lip liner, this came as part of a duo set with one of the full sized lipsticks above. This lipliner in the shade ‘auburn’ is the perfect shade to pair with the lipstick ‘chilli’. The pencils formula is super smooth and creamy and oh so pigmented. This can be used to line the lips or used to draw all over for a full colour. This costs £14.

From left to right- Lip Liner shade ‘auburn’, Mini lipstick shade ‘whirl’, Matte lipstick shade ‘chilli’. Matte lipstick shade ‘modern temptress’, Matte lipstick shade ‘Beatrix’, Extra Dimension blush shade ‘sweets for my sweet’ and Extra Dimension skin finish shade ‘whisper of gilt’.

Have you tried anything from MAC? What are your MAC favourites? Let me know in the comments below.

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Full Face Of First Impressions. Grungy Berry Tutorial

Makeup Looks, Product Reviews, Uncategorized, Youtube

Hello beauties, I recently went through my makeup collection (I’m a hoarder and proud) and found a handful of items I have either bought recently and hadn’t tried or just never got round to using. I have a new video up on my YouTube channel with a full face of first impressions creating a grungy berry look. Id love it if you could subscribe to my channel!

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High End Bargain Makeup Haul From TK MAXX

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Hello beauties, so I was recently in TK MAXX as I hadn’t been to have a look in ages. I forgot just how many high end makeup and beauty products they sell at discounted prices. I picked up a good handful of items and wanted to show you what I managed to get my hands on. Every store is different as it’s a discount store so stock may be different depending on the shop near you. I have linked any products that are up currently on their website though!

They have brands such as Mac, Bobbi Brown, Pixi, Estée Lauder, Nars, Guerlain, Becca, Too Faced and many many more!

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with TK MAXX, it’s a discount store that sell designer/high end items at a discount price. They sell clothing, beauty, cosmetics and homeware. My favourite time to go have a rummage is around Christmas as they have all their gift sets going cheap! If you live in the UK i definitely recommend finding one on your travels. Just for the makeup bargains alone!

Nars Single Eyeshadow RRP £19.95 Now £8

This is such a gorgeous eyeshadow, it’s a rustic red shade and I am huge fan of the Nars eyeshadow formula already. It’s super pigmented, not chalky and I can’t wait to create a smoked grunge look tutorial with this! Plus bonus points for the adorable little mirror.

Make Up For Ever Mascara WAS £20 NOW £4.99

I picked up this mascara mainly because I was running low on my current one and also because I haven’t tried a mascara from MUF. I love the pear shaped wand, it makes it super easy to get into the lashes and makes them look so full and long. This is also the perfect size to travel.

Too Faced Perfect Black EyelinerWAS £18 NOW £6

It’s probably everyone’s quest when looking for a black eye pencil to find one that’s super jet black, enter this marvellous find. It’s super easy to use and is definitely the most pigmented pencil I’ve used to date. It also has a smudging tool at the other end. I will be using this in a upcoming makeup tutorial smoked out with the Nars shadow above!

Too Faced Melted LipsticksWAS £21 NOW £4.99

These three lipsticks were such a bargain, I have tried this formula before and loved it. I picked up three shades. ‘Peony’ which is a light dusky pink with a metallic finish, ‘chocolate cherries’ which is deep brown shade and smells like chocolate frosting and shade ‘villain’ which a a very rich purple colour.

Milk Makeup Lip MarkerWAS £20 NOW £4.99

How funny is this packaging, it felt so wrong applying. Just like drawing on your lip with a regular marker. That aside the bright orange shade ‘turnt’ is absolutely stunning and is super pigmented. It was a bit of a ordeal to get off though to be honest.

Too Faced La Creme LipstickWAS £22 NOW £4.99

Cute packaging? Check. High pigmentation? Check. This gorgeous shade is perfect for the summer and has a super moisturising formula that makes lips look full and juicy. This is shade ‘juicy melon’ which is a cute coral colour.

Pixi Glow-Y Powder Blush WAS £14 NOW £6

I picked this in the shade ‘rome rose’ after googling a swatch as it has the most gorgeous rose gold shimmer to it. It looks really pretty on the cheeks and gives a beautiful glow from within look to the face. It’s really pigmented so you have to be careful not to go too heavy handed as you don’t want to look like a clown. That aside the pan size is huge!

From left to right- Pixi blush, Nars eyeshadow, Too Faced Pencil, Milk marker, Too Faced lipstick and three Too Faced Melted lippies

What’s the best bargain you’ve found in TK MAXX? Let me know in the comments below!

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Lime Crime Wet Cherry Lip Gloss

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Hello beauties, I have been a huge fan of Lime Crime for years now, they can’t be beat when it comes to packaging and I love their creative ideas as well as their great quality products. So when they advertised their newest product release I squealed a little.

Lime Crime have released lip glosses that have a high shine finish without the sticky feeling and I knew I had to get the bright red one ‘marachino cherry’, they’re 12 shades to choose from including glitter glosses that you can layer over a matte lipstick to give a glittery finish.

Lime Crime are redefining shine – and we want one in every colour… Glistening like a maraschino cherry, this ultra-glistening gloss imparts the ultimate wet-look, light-reflecting shine in 12 spectacular shades, from opalescent ‘Disco Cherry’ to vampy berry-hued ‘Black Cherry’. There are two finishes to choose from too – ‘Juicy Sheer’ gives a translucent burst of colour while ‘Sparkly Sheer’ is packed with iridescent pearls to light up lips. Whichever shade you choose, the formula feels lightweight and comfortable, leaving sticky, heavy formulas stuck in the past. Time to pucker up!

Packaging

Once again Lime Crime boss it with their packaging but that doesn’t surprise me. It comes in a ever so girly sturdy plastic tube with foil print fancy text and cherry design. I love that the doe foot applicator is larger than their Velvetines liquid lipstick as it makes for better application.

Formula

The first thing I want to mention is how gorgeous this smells, as you can imagine it has a cherry scent to it but with a warm sugar smell added, basically like a freshly baked cherry pie. The texture is smooth and has a almost oily look to it but has the same thick consistency that most glosses have meaning it won’t run down your lips after application. It was extremely easy to apply and makes your lips looks so plump and juicy whilst being hydrating. Damn when this hits the light it looks stunning, this particular shade doesn’t have any glitter in just sheer pigment for a glassy high shine look.

Wear

I didn’t have high hopes for this being ‘long lasting’ as it is a gloss without the tacky feeling, as soon as I ate or had a drink it came off straight away but I find that with all glosses. However it’s so easy to reapply that this isn’t a problem if you have the time and opportunity to do so. It’s also super comfortable to wear.

Swatch

Price

This costs £16 for 2.9ml which is why I only picked up one! I think it’s quite pricey for a lip gloss that’s not long lasting but it just looks so damn beautiful on the lips with dewy skin that I definitely don’t regret buying it and I will be picking up a few more shades when my budget can allow it. If you’re interested in buying you can find this gloss here.

I will be filming a look soon for my YouTube channel with this so keep an eye out for that!

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Summer Essentials 2018

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Hello beauties, As you read this I’m currently on holiday in Berlin, enjoying the sun and I want to share my top summer essentials that are getting me through the warm season. From makeup products I’m loving, products that are keeping me smooth and tanned and summer scents that I’ve been enjoying.

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Treat Yo Self Coconut Oil & Lavender Oil Sugar Scrub

When the sun comes out it also means that the legs come out so I want my pins to be as beautiful as possible. First step to achieving summer friendly legs is exfoliation. I’ve been loving this sugar scrub from a brand called Treat Yo Self that I picked up in TK MAXX. It has a medium grain to it that buffs the skin and removes dead skin cells leaving smooth and fresh looking skin. It also has a gorgeous soothing lavender scent and coconut oil to keep your legs soft.

Wilkinson Sword Intuition f.a.b Razor

The best time to shave is after you have exfoliated as it makes the little hairs stand up ready for a nice clean shave and prevents ingrown hairs. I was kindly sent the Intuition f.a.b razor from Wilkinson Sword to test and it’s my new favourite razor. It’s different to any other women’s razor because it has top blades that shave up and bottom blades that shave down meaning you don’t even have to lift the razor off your body. It’s provides such a clean shave without any nips or cuts. I will definitely be buying more razor heads for this.

Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan

I’ve recently been getting into using fake tan. I was kindly sent this by Influenster for testing purposes. You can read my full review here. I’ve been loving how easy it is to apply with a tanning mitt and the natural sun kissed colour it gives without looking orange or patchy. It dries down so quickly and doesn’t transfer. The best thing is about this is that it washes off the next day which makes it perfect for days I don’t want a tan.

Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette

I recently received this palette here. Just look at these colours. I’ve never seen a eyeshadow palette that screams summer more than this one. It has seven warm and bright matte shades and two gorgeous shimmers. Packed full of pigmented, it’s my new favourite palette!

Kiko Milano Nail Lacquer ‘Bright Orange’

There’s nothing better then a pop of colour to pair with a nice summer outfit. I’ve been loving this bright orange shade from Kiko Milano. It’s super cheap and easy to apply and is the most gorgeous summery colour.

Kiko Milano Gold Waves Highlighter

I have a full review of this stunning highlighter here. Everything from the packaging to the soft and natural glow from within look it gives screams beautiful. I love how subtle but glowy it looks on the skin. I basically haven’t stopped using it since I picked it up. It’s super cheap and the pan size is huge! When I want a more intense highlight I use this with some fixing spray to really make it pop!

Ed Hardy Shake & Spray Fragrance

I’ve always been a sucker for a sweet and floral scent. Think the girliest most sickly sweet scent and that’s what I love to smell like. I love how fresh and fruity this spray is. Nice and light on a hot day to keep you smelling scrumptious. I also love the packaging. It’s on sale at the moment so gab yourself a bargain!

Bed Head Beach Bound Protection Spray

This will be featured in a beach hair post next week but I wanted to add it to my summer essentials beforehand. It’s not just your skin that needs protection from the sun, your hair can get sun damage too! That’s where this protection spray comes in. I spray it all over my damp hair and dry as normal. It keeps my hair nice and soft as well as protected and also helps lock my colour in as I always colour my hair.

Colab Dry Shampoo In Tropical

I’m a huge fan of dry shampoo, being a mother I don’t always have time to wash my hair so dry shampoo in a must for me some mornings. I used to use Batiste until I came across this brand. Basically like Batiste but without the horrible white residue that lingers in your hair. Simply spray in as usual and brush your hair hair. It’s leaves you with clean and voluminous hair and smells so heavenly.

What are your summer essentials? Let me know in the comments below!

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