Hello glowworms! It’s almost the weekend and the sun is shining. If you want cheekbones to match, get your morning coffee and read on. As today I’m talking about my latest budget obsession, the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters.
Happy hump day! And more importantly, happy last day of January, the never ending month. I’m looking forward to February for longer days and cute Valentine’s day launches. I always enjoy the seasonal launches from Lush. After Halloween and Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the next major collection they release. Lush Cosmetics Valentine’s Day products were available to preorder online this year, so I placed my order a couple of weeks ago not knowing when to expect it to ship. It actually arrived shortly afterwards and so I’ve already had a chance to start working through my haul. And this morning will be sharing my picks with you.
Morning all. How’s your week going so far? The weekend is in sight! This morning I’m reviewing a palette I’ve actually been sleeping on since last year, the Tarte Toasted palette and latest in the Tartlette series. Now for any readers of my old blog, you may remember me saying I was going to be good and not buy this? Spoiler alert, I caved (and I regret nothing).
Good morning! How was your weekend? The rain scuppered any plans I had of spending time outdoors, so instead I did some much needed beauty admin. Reorganising my most reached-for skincare, in a new bathroom cabinet. Now I can find everything I need which is perfect timing as my skin is hating Winter. Next I need to tackle my makeup drawers, but that’s a -nightmare- job for another day. Something new graced my makeup collection this week, in the form of two Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliners. Matte gel eyeliner crayons which come in a range of bright shades to make your eyes pop.
Morning Beauts! It’s another miserable wet day so I’m wrapped up on my sofa with a coffee. Lazy Sundays for the win. I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been LIVING for Primark beauty. I love the varied range and how frequently they bring out new products. Not to mention the quality for the price. This morning I’m talking about a recent find, the Primark Golden Rose Ice Colour nail varnishes.
Good morning! Am I the only one who has completely had enough of these grey and rainy days? I’m longing for Spring and doing everything I can in the meantime to stay cosy. For Christmas I was treated to a mammoth selection of Miss Patisserie bath goodies. My nearest and dearest know I love a long bath and thought I would appreciate some pampering after becoming a Mum a few weeks before. They weren’t wrong and totally nailed it with their selection. Colourful baths -which smell delicious!- are the perfect January antidote. As I’ve already began working through my new Miss Patisserie stash, I figured I should share my thoughts with you. Starting this morning with this sparkly gift set, which is aptly named Glitterati.
It’s a colourful one too so creates a truly Insta worthy bath
Glitterati contains four items, two large and two -extremely cute- mini bath bombs. One of the larger bath bombs included was Ziggy. A Miss Patisserie favourite which has a citrus scent and is laced with cocoa butter, leaving skin super soft. It’s a colourful one too so creates a truly Insta worthy bath. As far as I can tell, the large purple bath bomb in the set is called Le Pud and a Christmas limited edition product. The mini bath bombs appeared in another set but are not available to purchase on their own. And can we just address the packaging? It was almost too pretty to open.
Miss Patisserie are vegan skincare specialists who hail from Wales -fist bump- but sell their products nationwide in Boots and online. Their flagship store in Cardiff is gorgeous and well worth checking out if you’re local or visiting.
Each bath bomb in the Glitterati set smelled incredible and I loved the inclusion of two mini bath bombs, which are perfect for a quick dip.
I had to rain check on the Miss Patisserie birthday bash (due to the whole, inconvenient giving birth situation). But have been enjoying their latest products since Christmas and think you’re going to love them. Keep your eyes pealed for more from my haul in the coming weeks.
+ Vegan and cruelty free
+ Gorgeous packaging
+ All products contain cocoa and shea butter and are really moisturising
+ Lovely scents
+ Colourful and fun to use
– The outer wrapping paper isn’t recyclable and each bath bomb came shrink-wrapped in plastic, which seemed a tad unnecessary.
Obviously the Glitterati gift set was a present, but one I would purchase again or for someone else. I loved the products contained and it’s presentation. My only real criticism is that the packaging could have been more environmentally friendly. I think this is a fab gift for the bath lover in your life. And one I certainly enjoyed receiving.
I hope you have a good Thursday, whatever you’ve got planned. I’m heading to a baby massage class and hoping I don’t get soaked in the process!
It’s that time of year. The launch of the Lush Winter collection means new and returning favourite Lush Halloween products. And I can never resist putting a big order in. The Halloween and Christmas products are normally the most exciting for me. And as they last well, it’s an ideal time to stock up for Winter baths.
I’m a sucker for pretty eyeshadow palettes. Just yesterday I found myself coveting the new Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette, despite it costing a whopping sixty quid and containing colours I have in lots of other palettes. I’d like to own it just so I could perch on the edge of my bed like Gollum and stroke it, whilst muttering ‘my precious’ and pushing to the back of my mind, the kidney I had to sell.
But on a serious note, there’s just something inspiring about a new palette. I’d love to be able to look at my eyeshadows and think of all the warm toned Autumn looks I could make. But us mere mortals who are not MUAs normally need more of a push. Like a nicely arranged, warm toned palette and the subsequent looks which pop up online for inspiration.
As I wrote recently in my post about hitting pan, I’m not buying any new makeup for a while. I want to use what I’ve got and that especially applies to eyeshadow palettes. So I’m trying to give them all more love. But I have to admit, I play favourites. There are just some which I find myself reaching for over and over. The palettes which I think everyone should own.
Getting the baby’s nursery ready has been both fun and terrifying. On the one hand, I’ve loved scouring baby shops in search of Scandi inspired homeware. Monochrome decor and cute Arctic toys. But on the other, seeing it all there -in what was our spare room- really brought it home. Our baby is nearly there. And for someone so tiny, she requires a lot of stuff.
I’m not good at doing hair. It’s just not my thing. Any time spent blow drying, curling or straightening is done under duress. And if I’m in a rush, my hair is the first thing to be sacrificed. A messy bun is a common occurrence. Because of this, I’m always on the hunt for lazy day hair products. Things which make my life easier. Hacks, tricks and products which will speed things up and make it less effort for me.