Sunday, 15 July 2018

Go To Holiday Makeup Routine 2018

Hello everyone!

My holiday is very quickly approaching and today I thought that I would continue with my holiday-themed posts and show you my makeup essentials which I will be taking along with me. I do take a lot of different products with me because there's nothing better than getting glammed up in the evenings on holiday!

I store all of my makeup products in this really cute Minnie Mouse bag from Primark. It was such a bargain and it's the perfect size for my holiday makeup essentials. I like that there are two sections as I have separated my products out so that I know where everything is; I have my face products in one section and eyes and lips in the other.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer:
Primer is an important part of my holiday makeup routine because it is going to prep my skin and ensure my makeup is looking good all night. I might only be wearing makeup on an evening but it is still quite hot on a night time where I'm going, so I am definitely going to be needing this! I have tried many primers however this is one of my firm favourites as it's slightly tacky meaning any makeup you apply on top of it is definitely not going anywhere for a while:) 

Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin in 150 Buff:
For foundation I'm taking the Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily skin because I know that this foundation lasts really well on my skin and it's also got a really nice coverage to it. I purposefully bought a darker shade than what I would usually wear because obviously I am going to be sunbathing so I'll be darker than what I usually am. 

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair 1:
This concealer is a must have for me, and many many other people, as it's such a bargain and also works absolute wonders. I will never get bored of this concealer because I have never found anything like it; even high end concealers just don't compare! I go through so many of these and will continue to do so. 

RCMA No Colour Powder & Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent:
I am taking two powder options with me as I do use both of these on a daily basis already. I like to set my under eye area, forehead, chin and nose with the RCMA No Colour Powder. I am completely obsessed with this powder as it sets my makeup in place all day long. I bought a new tub of this to take on holiday with me because my other tub is basically empty. I also have the Rimmel Stay Matte powder to set the rest of my face with and also for any quick touch ups that may be needed. 

Nip + Fab Eye Shadow Palette in Sculpted 1 & MAC Eye Shadow in All That Glitters:
I like to go all out on holiday which means I like to do eye makeup as I feel like it can completely transform your look. I am taking a few different eye options because I don't know what sort of eye look I will be wanting to do until it actually comes to doing my makeup. I am taking the Nip + Fab Sculpted eye shadow palette because there are some gorgeous shades in the palette and you can get lots of different looks from them. The palette is primarily matte so I am taking MAC's All That Glitters eye shadow as well because I love to pop a shimmery shadow in the centre of my lid. 

L'Oreal Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara:
Waterproof mascara is an essential because there's nothing worse than your mascara smudging from all of the humidity. I haven't actually tried this mascara before but I have heard so many great things about it so I'm hoping that I love it just as much as everyone else does. I will probably end up taking another mascara which I know I already love with me too- I don't know how I would cope if I ended up not liking this one and had no other mascara for the whole holiday! 

NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in Brunette:
As I've mentioned previously I do like to keep my eyebrows fairly natural because they are already quite thick and don't really need filling in. I repurchased a fresh tube of my favourite brow mascara so that I know I'm not going to run out whilst I'm away because I have had my other tube for some time now, and knowing my luck it would run out on holiday. 

Nip + Fab Contour Palette in Light 1:
I have loved this contour palette for quite some time now, so there's no doubt it's got a place in my travel makeup bag. This palette also has two great brightening powders for the under eye area as well as a highlighter. The highlighter is more on the natural side, so I will be taking something a bit more blinding, but it is still very pretty. 

Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Highlighter in Afterglow:
As I just said I am taking a highlighter with me because the highlighter in the contour palette just isn't blinding enough. I have the Milani Strobelight highlighter in my makeup bag because it's such a gorgeous shade and is so pigmented and blinding. I am obsessed with this! 

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Deceased & Cherry Wet:
I have been pretty tame with my lip options as I am only taking two with me which I am pleased about. Both of the lipsticks I am taking are Jeffree Star Cosmetics because JSC are my all time favourite lipsticks as you've probably heard countless times from me by now. The two shades I'm taking are very different as Deceased is a mauve shade whereas Cherry Wet is, just as the name suggests, a very vibrant cherry red shade. 

So, that is everything in my holiday makeup bag. What are your holiday makeup essentials? 

Until next time, 
Emily xo 

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Jewellery Storage You NEED | Little Shop Of Ltd*

Hello everyone!

I love collecting jewellery but face the problem of not being able to find effective, and affordable, storage...that was until now! Little Shop Of Ltd recently sent me some of their lovely jewellery storage and I really wanted to share the items with you all as I am LOVING them right now:)

What I love about their range of storage is that they come in so many different designs so there's definitely going to be something to suit everyone's taste. I was sent a whole host of designs including gold, silver, pink and daisy print.

The first item I am going to talk about today is the Little Book of Necklaces. I don't own a lot of necklaces because I find them very hard to store without getting all tangled up and damaged. This storage book, however, is a complete game changer as it allows you to store all of your necklaces so that they don't become tangled together like necklaces usually do. I am also storing my bracelets in this book and it's working out well.

Next up we have the Little Book of Earrings, of which I was sent two larger books and also one travel sized book. I kept the gold larger book for myself as it's so pretty and then gave the hot pink one away to a family member. I also kept the lovely metallic pink smaller book as I am going to be taking it along with me on holiday; it's the perfect size for popping in your suitcase! I am also storing my nose studs and rings in the earring book because there's plenty of space for everything.

Rings are my favourite jewellery pieces to wear and I have so many pretty ones. This has got to be my favourite storage book from Little Shop Of Ltd because the silver packaging is really lovely and my rings look so pretty stored all together.

Last but not least; Little Shop Of Ltd also have a range of bundle bags which are multi purpose storage bags. I don't think I would store my jewellery in these bags as I feel like my necklaces etc would get all tangled up, however they are really great for taking travelling with you and storing your makeup and toiletries. They come in two different sizes and you can really see how big the larger size is by all of the eye shadow palettes I was able to fit inside. The smaller bag is really cute and is great for storing lipsticks and smaller makeup products in also. Just look how pretty and Summery that daisy print is too!

Those are all of the lovely goodies I was very kindly gifted from Little Shop Of Ltd. They really do have some absolute gems and you 100% have to check their website out:)

Shop this post: Little Shop Of Ltd

Until next time,
Emily xo 

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Currently Loving #14

Hello everyone!

It hasn't been too long since my previous 'Currently Loving' post but I have a few products which I have been loving lately, and I thought it would be worthwhile sharing them with you today.

Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder in Afterglow (£13.00):
I hadn't treat myself to a new highlighter in quite some time so when I saw this gorgeous highlighter on Beauty Bay recently I knew that I had to pick one up and try it out for myself. I had never tried Milani highlighters before now but the swatches which I have seen online are absolutely stunning, so I had no doubt in my mind that I would love this. I have the shade Afterglow which is a champagne shade. The pigmentation on this highlighter is amazing and it looks gorgeous on the skin. I definitely need to try some more shades! 

Morphe R36 Pointed Highlight Brush (£9.00):
To go alongside my new highlighter I treat myself to a new highlighter brush. I have always wanted to try a tulip shaped brush for applying my highlighter with as it's supposed to apply the highlighter seamlessly; and I can now see why so many people prefer these brushes over the classic fan brush. To be honest I don't think I will be using a fan brush again for my highlighter because this just doesn't compare. 

Morphe 15N Night Master Palette (£15.00):
I spotted this palette under the 'back in stock' section on Beauty Bay so I figured it must be a good palette if it keeps going out of stock. I took my opportunity to snap up one of these palettes and I am very glad with that decision. The shades in this palette are everything that I go for on a day to day basis. What I like about this palette is that there are neutral shades which can be used to create a soft everyday look, and there are some darker glam shades which make a stunning smokey eye. My favourite shades so far are Unique, Illustrated, Creativity, Cliche and Excuse Me. 

Primark Bee Backpack (£10.00):
I featured this gorgeous backpack in my 'Summer Holiday Haul' blog post, but I just had to feature it in this post as well because I am obsessed with it. I was planning on keeping this to use as my carry on bag when I go on holiday but I couldn't help myself, I just had to use it before then! The bee design is really on trend right now so no doubt this is going to be a very popular product over the coming weeks and months. I only wish Primark would let you shop online- there are so many other products I want to get my hands on as well!

Impulse Body Mist in Burnt Marshmallow & Leather Jacket (£6.99):
The name of this body mist is quite strange if I'm honest, but that doesn't change the fact it smells absolutely gorgeous. I definitely need to get my hands on some more of these body mists because if this one is anything to go by they are a hidden gem! I picked mine up on offer in Boots for just £1, but they usually retail for around £7 which is great because you don't need to use a lot of the product to get a strong long-lasting fragrance. 

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Deceased (£16.00):
Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipsticks are my all time favourite lipsticks, and whilst doing a recent Beauty Bay shop I knew that I had to add another shade to my collection. I decided upon the shade Deceased, a cool-toned light mauve, which is a shade I wouldn't usually go for. I do tend to stick to nudes but I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and get a shade which I don't have anything like in my collection. I am very happy with my decision as this shade looks great on the lips, if I do say so myself:)

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Hand Held Mirror Blow Pony (£22.00):
I've been debating whether to buy one of the JSC hand held mirrors ever since they were released- but I thought it would be very useful to take travelling with me in case I don't have a mirror available to do my makeup in. There are so many pretty colours but I decided on the lovely lilac mirror, as purple is my favourite colour, and I am completely obsessed with this. This was a great addition to my JSC collection.

Nomadic Dairy Yogurt & Oats Clusters Pots (£1.35 each):
I never usually feature food in these posts but I just couldn't leave these delicious yogurt and oats clusters pots out- they're delicious! I discovered these about two months ago and ever since I have been obsessed with them. At the moment they come in three flavours; chocolate, strawberry and blueberry & blackcurrant. Of course the chocolate pots are my favourite, because who doesn't love chocolate, but I do enjoy all three of the flavours.

Real Techniques Brush Crush 300 Powder (£12.99):
I cannot resist treating myself to new makeup brushes- especially when they're as pretty as this one! Purple is my favourite colour and I love glitter, so when I saw this brush I just had to get it. Just like every other Real Techniques brush, the bristles are super soft and feels really high quality too. I am definitely going to be finishing off my collection soon. 

Makeup Revolution Pro Matte Lip Pigment in Pretence (£4.00):
Makeup Revolution have recently released a new makeup line and because I am obsessed with nude lipsticks I knew that I had to try a lip product out from the range. The Matte Lip Pigments are very popular so I was expecting good things from them. I picked up the shade Pretence which is the classic nude shade that I wear on a daily basis. I was really impressed with the pigmentation of this lipstick as one coat is very opaque and offers full coverage. They are a little drying, but that's to be expected with matte lipsticks, and they last fairly well. The lasting power isn't as much as my Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks but they do last a decent amount of time. I am definitely going to look at picking up some more shades- maybe even some bolder shades which I wouldn't usually go for:) 

Those are all of the lovely things I have been loving recently! Let me know in the comments what you've been loving:)

Until next time,
Emily xo

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Summer Holiday Haul

Hello everyone!

I am very excited to be going on holiday next month- and I obviously had to do a bit of shopping in preparation! I definitely did not need to buy everything I did, but I wanted to treat myself hence why this post is going to be quite long!

Hawaiian Tropic Products (£5.00-£8.50):
I'm not going to include every beauty item which I have bought for my holiday, I'm just going to include some of my favourite purchases. I loved using the Hawaiian Tropic products last year when I went on holiday as they gave me a gorgeous tan, so of course I am going to be using them again this year. One of the things which draws me to these products is the gorgeous scent- they smell AMAZING! 

L'Oreal Paradise Mascara in Waterproof Black (£11.99):
I always purchase a new mascara, amongst other makeup pieces, before I go on holiday so that I know I won't run out whilst I am away. I've been wanting to try the new L'Oreal Paradise mascaras ever since they came out so I picked up the waterproof version. I really hope I like this mascara as it's a lot cheaper than my current favourite mascara, the Benefit Roller Lash, and something I could regularly repurchase time and time again:) 

Impulse Body Mist in Burnt Marshmallow & Leather Jacket (£1.00):
I never knew that Impulse did body sprays until I saw them on offer in my local Boots store, and I knew that for just £1 each I had to pick one up. The scent I got is called Burnt Marshmallow & Leather Jacket, which I must admit is a very strange name for a fragrance, but it smells great so I'm not going to complain. 

Primark Minnie Mouse Toiletry Bag (£6.00):
I went to Primark on the hunt for some toiletry bags to take on holiday with me. I saw this Minnie Mouse one which opens up into two sections and I just had to have it! Primark have loads of cute stuff in at the moment, including a lot of Disney products, so prepare to see more of that later on in this post:) 

Primark Lady And The Tramp Nightshirt (£10.00):
There's nothing better than treating yourself to new pyjamas for your holiday. I spotted this Lady And The Tramp nightshirt amongst all of the lovely Disney pyjamas in Primark and it immediately went in my basket. The material is really light and therefore it's perfect for sleeping in in the hot weather. 

Primark Beauty & The Beast 3 in 1 Makeup Bags (£10.00):
I love anything glittery so these 3 makeup bags absolutely screamed me! The biggest bag has a clear front and back with a rose on the front, and the trim of the bag is a gorgeous gold glitter too. I am so impressed with this bag because it fits all of my holiday toiletries in it. The medium sized bag is the perfect size for my makeup brushes, and it has a glittery Belle design to it. Finally, the third item in the set is a little Chip coin purse which is really cute and I am going to put my jewellery and hair bobbles in it. 

Primark Feather Sliders in Lilac & Grey (£6.00 each):
Sliders are really in fashion right now so there's no doubt I was going to pick a pair, or two, up! There were so many sliders in the shop when I was in, and it was so hard to choose from all of the gorgeous colours they have. I decided on a lilac pair and a grey pair. I can't wait to wear these on holiday, and I'm also going to wear them as slippers around the house as they're really comfy. 

Primark Watermelon & Black Flip Flops (90p each):
You can never go wrong with some cheap flip flops. I could not believe these were just 90p each- what a steal! I loved the watermelon design flip flops because they're really fun, and I had to pick a plain black pair up too because they go with everything. 

Primark Bee Backpack (£10.00):
When I saw this backpack it instantly screamed GUCCI to me! GUCCI is known for their bee adorned products but the products are so expensive that I don't think I would ever be able to justify buying something from there. For £10 I knew I just had to have this bag, and I think it will make the perfect carry on for my holiday. 

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge With Case (£6.99):
I use the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge on a daily basis to apply my base makeup, and there's nothing better than treating yourself to a new one to take on holiday. This one is perfect for travel because it comes with its very own case which means it keeps the germs off it and also stops it from getting ruined in transit. 

Primark Jeweled Flip Flops (£6.00):
As well as picking up the cheap 90p flip flops I also wanted to pick up a nicer pair which I can wear on an evening with a nice dress. These were only £6 and I really like the jewels and beads because it makes them look more expensive than what they were. I've already got so many pairs of shoes to take with me on holiday but I just couldn't not add these to my collection. 

I hope you all enjoyed having a look at some of the things I bought in preparation for my holiday. I am definitely going to be doing more holiday themed posts, including a lookbook, so stay tuned for those next month:) 

Until next time, 
Emily xo 

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Zoella Beauty Splash Botanics Summer 2018 Range | Review

Hello everyone!

Zoella has very recently released her Summer 2018 beauty range; Splash Botanics, and I knew that I had to pick up a few products to try out. I have tried out all of Zoe's previous beauty releases so there was no doubt in my mind that I would be trying some of her products from her latest range.

I was immediately drawn to this range solely based on the packaging- all of the products are so Summery and Instagramable! I think that the green and pink colours compliment each other very well and are definitely pieces to be displayed rather than hiding away in a cupboard.

First of all we have the Drench Me Bubble Bath Soak- just look at that packaging! This is definitely my favourite product packaging-wise, and I was obviously expecting great things after that first impression. I am pleased to say I am a big fan of this bubble bath and have used it countless times since buying it. The scent is perfect for the Summertime as it's very uplifting and fruity, and it also creates lots of lovely bubbles in the bath.

I love a good fragrance so I always look forward to trying a new body mist out, and the Zoella body mists are some of my favourites which get used on pretty much a daily basis. This has got to be my scent of the Summer, and personally I think this would be a great body mist to pop in your wash bag and take on holiday. I am no good at describing fragrances so you will have to go into your local Superdrug and give this a sniff, trust me it will be worth it:)

Finally, I picked up the So Soft lip oil because I suffer from really dry cracked lips and thought that this would be a useful product for me to try out. The lip oil has a subtle scent to it which is nice because anything too strong would probably knock you sick and discourage you from applying it to your lips. The oil itself is very light on the lips and absorbs into the lips very rapidly which means you can apply your regular lipstick soon after applying the lip oil, whilst still gaining all of the nourishing benefits.

Overall I am, once again, pleased with the products I have tried out from the latest Zoella Beauty range. I definitely want to try the rest of the range out soon because I have a feeling the other products will be just as great. I particularly have my eye on the cosmetic bag- I am an absolute sucker for a new makeup bag!

Shop this post: Drench Me Bubble Bath Soak (£6.95) // Botanic'eau Body Mist (£8.00) // So Soft Lip Oil (£5.00)

Until next time,
Emily xo 

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