Friday, 20 November 2015

Mini London Beauty Haul

A few weeks ago on a weekend away to London, I made a few cheeky make up purchases in Selfridges. I'd had my eye on a few bits from Charlotte Tilbury for ages but there's nowhere that stocks it near me so I wanted to wait till I could really see the colours in real life. 
The first thing I wanted to try was the 'Eyes to Mesmerise' Cream Eyeshadows which are amazing. I chose the colour 'Marie Antoinette' which is a perfect muted champagne colour which is great for an everyday wash or a base. I also got the Matte Revolution Lipstick in 'Glastonberry' - a coveted colour that I absolutely adore. I don't have anything else like this in my collection but it's the perfect autumnal shade and feels really comfortable to wear! I definitely need more from this brand now!
Then whilst in Covent Garden I popped into Bobbi Brown and was immediately drawn to the Lipliner in 'Rose'. It's a mixture of a dark mauve and a more pinky toned rose that I think will look great through all the seasons. To go with this I also picked up a Creamy Matte Lipstick in the shade 'True Pink'. This again is a dark mauve colour with a slight pink tinge and is definitely going to become my staple colour for this Winter.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

This Month's Magazines - November

Once again whilst grocery shopping I made a wrong turn down the magazine aisle (completely by accident of course, I was looking for the fruit section!) and thought I'd try out another of these 'Magazine of the Month' posts where I see which magazines that normally cost the price of a short book are on offer or which ones have some great free gifts that are just too good of a deal not to try. Of course, being a bit of magazine hoarder myself, this definitely makes my multiple purchases seem even more worthwhile! The Top 3 I found this month...

  • Glamour - Featuring the gorgeous blogger Tanya Burr on the cover, this months magazine also comes with a choice of Clinique products - either one of 2 colours of the Pop Lip Colour and Primers (Nude Pop or Cherry Pop), a High Impact Mascara or a sample of the Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+
  • Cosmopolitan - No free gift with this one this month but I did find it for only a £1 in ASDA, just the perfect handbag option!
  • Elle - Now the free gift with this one is something I've not even seen in shops yet - A Benefit They're Real 'Eyelash Primer' - something I'm very intrigued to try out and essentially is a steal with a £4 magazine!

Have you found any good magazines this month?


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A Weekend in London

So just under 9 months later than originally planned, I visited London for a couple of nights with my Parents and Brother to celebrate my 18th! The plan was to do a bit of shopping, a bit of sight seeing and just wrap ourselves in the atmosphere of London!
We stayed just outside of London, about a five minute tube journey away from the centre. On the first day, after one of the longest car journey's I've known, we dropped our bags off at the hotel and spent our afternoon doing a bit of exploring. We had Dinner in a Bill's that we stumbled across just a little walk from the Tate Modern tucked away on Clink Street which was lovely, before spending the evening hopping on and off tubes on an impromptu sightseeing tour!
I absolutely love London at this time of night!
On the second day, we had a little mooch around the shops - Selfridges being first on my list which actually occupied the whole family for about an hour and a half! We visited the classics - Oxford Street, Harrods etc and even made it round a couple museums my Dad and I had been wanting to see!
Covent Garden was the last place I wanted to stop and where I ended up buying my beautiful Kate Spade Handbag! (A full post on this will be up soon!) I'm pretty sure it's my favourite place in London! Even when busy the atmosphere is so free and welcoming, I could spend weeks here and I'm pretty sure I'd never tire!

Where's your favourite place to visit in London?

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

October Favourites

I think Favourite's posts and videos are one of my favourites to read/watch especially with the change in season, I love to be a bit nosey and see what people have been loving that's new recently! Here's a few of mine from October...
  • MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick - In theory I have a lot of similar products and always seem to lean towards nude lipsticks however recently this is all I've been reaching for. The formula for a Matte is still quite moisturising and I've just found it the perfect everyday colour that's so easy to wear!
  • Benefit Rockateur Blush - A little rediscovery for me recently and I think possibly my all time favourite blush! I purchased this about 2 years ago and keep going back to it. I love the natural glow it gives and how it can be built up!
  • Topshop Loafers - Shoes are one of my many weaknesses and these were something a bit different for me but I absolutely love them! They're just a bit smarter for everyday wear but also a nice alternative if I don't want to wear heels on an evening out!
  • Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer - Once again I was probably a bit late to the party with this one and can now see why people really like it! It definitely helps cover my extreme dark circles and I even used it on it's own dotted around my whole face the other day and it actually worked pretty well!
  • Tresemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo - A bit of an odd one for a favourites but I thought I would just mention how good this was! My hair was getting quite clogged up from volumising shampoo's and various other products recently and I was struggling with product build up, but within 1 wash this had completely cleared it and I just use it twice a week now to keep my hair soft and shiny. It's so reasonable too!
What have you been loving this month?