Wednesday, 30 November 2016

My Autumn/Winter Makeup Picks

I decided to have a nose through my beauty stash and picked out a bunch of makeup that I thought best suited Autumn & Winter! I picked out a few of my favourite A/W Lipsticks that I tend to wear this time of year and I picked out a perfect nude shade too that you cannot go wrong with. The lipstick shades I picked were Media from MAC, which is a dark berry shade that has a satin finish, Glastonberry from Charlotte Tilbury which is another darker berry shade which I'm sure you've all heard of and that's a matte finish and lastly I picked out MAC'S Velvet Teddy for the nude option, you cannot go wrong with it's a matte finish but it's perfect for everyday makeup and it just goes with any makeup look, definitely a go to of mine. 

I picked out two of Sleeks Palettes that have the perfect shades in for this time of year, they're full of the most prettiest golden shades along with some purple and neutral shades. I've swatched them as well and the swatches below are from the Enchanted Forest Palette and you can find the swatches for the Vintage Romance Palette here

The Foundation I picked out is - yeah, you guessed it - MAC's Studio Fix Foundation, I don't use any other foundation base these days, this is my go to foundation and I absolutely love it. 

For Highlight it's obviously going to be my new favourite highlight palette from Sleek which is the Solstice one. I recently reviewed that one here and that post also includes swatches if you want to see how pretty it is, trust me it's BEAUTIFUL. 

So there's a few of my top A/W makeup picks, what are you top A/W products?

B x 

Monday, 28 November 2016

October Instagram Update

• Alllllll the new pretty Harry Potter book covers
• Books, books oh and more books
• I finished ACOMAF - So not over it 
• Currently reading 
• Helga Hufflepuff - really need to buy some more chocolate frogs 
Twilight & Pumpkins 
• Started (and finished) Heartless - review coming soon but there's one up here that I wrote 
• Can't wait to start reading Christmas books 
• Your story isn't over yet 

B x 


Friday, 25 November 2016

Gluten Free Rocky Rice Bars

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Being Gluten Free is both good (for my tummy) and bad because you can never really find tasty snacks that you can actually eat but that's where Rocky Rice* come in, they're a Gluten Free brand that have released some GF Rice Cake Bars with a bit of chocolate on them. They come in 3 different flavours: Strawberry, Milk Chocolate and Orange. 

These bars are also all under 100 calories which is so good for an extra little snack during the day, sometimes if I don't fancy much I'll just have a small bar for breakfast to start my day and they're super tasty! I think my favourite has to be the Orange, it just tastes like a Terry's Chocolate Orange but in a way just a little more healthier! But then saying that the Strawberry reminds me of Strawberry Creme Chocolate you'd get in a box of Roses at Christmas! 

You can purchase these in 5 packs in various places here. The only problem is I'm yet to find them in a store near me but you can buy them online in packs of 7 for £12.50 here. I'm definitely going to be placing an order after I've finished them!

B x 

*This post contains a PR sample. 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

November Book Haul

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It seems that a monthly book haul here on my blog is going to become a regular occurrence because someone *cough* me *cough* can't seem to stop looking at all the pretty books and buying more and more and more books that someone cannot even read because someone's TBR pile is sky high BUT that doesn't mean that someone is going to stop buying them. Clearly.

So yes, I did, I bought more books and I regret NOTHING. You may have seen a few of my other hauls where I bought A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury and you might be sat there like didn't they appear in another book haul like a month ago? Well you'd be correct however it's different because I bought the hardback copies because they're too pretty and I loved the stories and I'm obsessed with them. Sue me. ALSO Rhysand babe where you at????  A few of the other books I purchased were:

B x 

Monday, 21 November 2016

Sleek Solstice Highlight Palette + Swatches

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Oh hello there welcome to a post all about the new love of my life and the best highlighting palette I've ever come across (so far anyway). Let's just start by saying I've become a liddddlleeeeee bit obsessed with highlight, it's definitely my favourite makeup item and the one part I look forward to the most when I'm doing my makeup. 

I'd been eyeing up the Solstice Highlight Palette from Sleek for months after seeing Sophie Foster use it on her channel and I just immediately knew that I had to get my hands on it and I'm so glad I did. IT'S BEAUTIFUL. The Sleek Palette itself is retailed at £9.99 but I actually got it on a 2 for £12 offer with their Enchanted Forest Palette but I would happily pay £10 for it because this product is insane! The pigmentation on all of the highlights is so good it could be a high-end product, I mean look at those swatches SO BEAUTIFUL.

The shades that are the ones I use the most are the pink one and the golden bronze one (the two on the right handside) you don't need much at all for it to show on your cheekbones and I just love how they look, they just give you a bit more to the natural highlight that you have, I definitely don't go without highlight because it's just too pretty to not use! There's also a new Cleopatra one from Sleek that I now also want to get my hands on because highlight is just the best thing EVER.

B x

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Top 5 Barry M Autumn Nail Polish

Nail Polish is the one thing I wear more of in the Autumn and Winter because I love all of the colours that are available, I love the whole burnt orange shades, mustard and of course: Black. You can't go wrong with a black nail polish and that's the shade I find myself wearing the most, I picked out my Top 5 nail polishes from Barry M because I find them so affordable and I love the different range of finishes and shades they offer, they also last up to about 3 days on my nails which I find really good for the price of them. The shades I love this time of year are:

B x 

Monday, 14 November 2016

Makeup of the Day

Hello hello helloooooooooo. Today I decided to share with you my makeup of the day (minus a picture of me wearing it because no one wants to see that) this makeup I've been wearing daily (not necessarily daily like once a week - it's my go to though honest) my base is none other than MAC's Studio Fix Foundation. The SF is my go to foundation throughout the year and that's mainly because every other one I try doesn't seem to match my pale skintone at all but the SF is perfect for me. 
Next up is eyeshadow and my love for the Sleek palettes is just increasing and that's the main eyeshadows I use these days, they're super pigmented for the price and they have such a range of pretty shades, the palette I use for an everyday look is the All Night Long Palette (which I may or may not have pinched from my sister oops). To go along with the eyeshadow I always line my waterline as I love the finishing look it has and I really think it helps my eyes stand out and the eyeliner I use for that is the Kohl Waterproof Liner from Rimmel.

Another product from Sleek that I can't go without using when doing my makeup is their Solstice Highlight Palette - this palette is BEAUTIFUL - I absolutely love it and I'm such a fan of highlight, but this one is the best palette I've used so far, definitely recommend it.

For mascara my ultimate favourite combination is the Maybelline Lash Sensational and the Benefit Roller Lash - these two together do wonders for my eyelashes, they really lengthen them and make them stand out which is exactly what I'm after.

Next up is brows! Although I hate filling in my brows I do like how it makes them look, they just look so much better, I use the Brow This Way from Rimmel, it's a small little thing but it does last me quite a while and the product doesn't budge all day. 

Lastly is the lip! The lip product I've been using the most is the Nudist shade from Soap and Glory, I won't say too much on this one as I've reviewed it recently with swatches - here - but this is the perfect nude shade for everyday. 

So that's pretty much all I use for my makeup, what is one of you go to makeup products?

B x 

Friday, 11 November 2016

What Light by Jay Asher Book Review

Title: What Light
Author: Jay Asher
Rating: 3.5/5
Genre: Christmas, Romance, Drama, YA
Released: Available to purchase now.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Christmas Party Planning

Hello hello hellloooooo. As you've gathered from the title I am indeed starting my Christmas posts, it's cold, it's November, there's Christmas movies on the TV, therefore this is allowed. I'll be posting everything from Gift Guides, Baking and maybe even a books you should read this Winter/Christmas, so keep your beady little eyes out for those! To start off my Christmas posts I've done a 'Christmas Party Planning' wishlist. It features everything, you need to get your table looking as festive and as cool as ever therefore beating every other Christmas party you've been too, come on, you know we all want to throw the best parties! 

To start off you need a table, and probably a big one but then you might not necessarily have the room for a big one, well then how about one that extends into a big table but one that also looks like your average dining table when it's folded back down? That's where Fishpools come in, they have a range of the perfect dining tables ranging from small to ones that extend, they're also in a variety of shades and materials, there's even some glass ones, HOW COOL. I don't think I'd ever be good with a glass table, I'm very clumsy and I'd feel as though I'd break it, however, I also do spill things a lot and it would be easy to clean. Ah choices. Anyway I had a browse around on their dining tables and chose the extending table to feature on my post as I thought it was the perfect size especially considering you can extend it to put all of your glorious food and cute Christmas table decorations on. To go with the table I chose a red runner which is the cutest thing, it'd look so festive over the top of a simple plain white table cloth. I also picked out some Copper items as I know how much bloggers are loving the Copper lately, I mean, come on it is pretty and also would go perfectly to begin your festive table. 

I picked out a few other plates and glasses from John Lewis which I thought looked extra Christmassy (is that even a word???) I also picked out a Chocolate Fountain, because come on it's Christmas, what more of an excuse do you need to have some chocolate covered Strawberries or Marshmallows? You don't, after all, Calories don't count at Christmas. I also picked out a Crepe maker, I just think Crepes are a total Christmas thing, I think it's because they're featured in little Christmas markets so Crepes instantly make me think: Christmas. 

Lastly, I just added some cute little decorations such as the Candelabra and I picked out the Silver Stag mainly because it reminds me of Harry Potter and then it's just a combination of two of my favourite things. Harry Potter and Christmas. I definitely need to get me some Stag decorations, 
So that's it for my first Christmas related post, I hope you're looking forward for the many more to come! 

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight! (Too early???) 

B x 

*This is a sponsored post. 

Monday, 7 November 2016

Soap and Glory Mother Pucker Gloss Stick

If you've followed me for a while you'll know how I'm constantly complaining about the fact I didn't really have a nude lip that I really liked however, now thanks to Soap and Glory I can now officially say that I do! Hoorah! It's the Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in the shade Nudist. I always saw so much about these that whilst they were on a buy one get one half price I decided to just give them a go, I ended up purchasing two of the same shades because I didn't really want any of the other shades and I'm so glad I did because I ended up really loving it. It's the perfect nude shade for everyday and it's nice and glossy so it doesn't dry out your lips either, I normally stick to a full on matte lip but I do love the finish of the Mother Pucker Gloss Stick, it's like a lip gloss but it doesn't have the sticky feeling that lip glosses usually do. This lip product is the one I've been reaching for lately when I've bothered to do my makeup. It does actually last on the lips quite a while, I'd say it lasts about 4-5 hours possibly, it does fade if you're drinking and eating but apart from that I found it really good. You don't get a lot of product but I think for the price it actually isn't too bad and I'll be for sure repurchasing when I've run out because this is my go to lip product at the moment and it looks amazing with a smokey eye.

B x

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Currently Wanting - November

Oh hold up what do we have here? Yep, yet another currently wanting because there's too many things and not enough money for them all. It's Autumn, I love Autumn, and Autumn means the baggiest jumpers with skinny jeans or leggings and a pair of boots or a pair of fluffy socks when you're indoors, so naturally I've been scouring the internet to see what items have been catching my eye and there's a few! (However I've already done a new look shop so maybe I'll do a haul and share with you what I went ahead and purchased) As well as clothes, BOOKS, books are the legit must have for the Autumn and winter (and every other season) but what's better than getting completely lost in the book whilst the rain is hitting the window and the fire is crackling? NOTHING.

B x 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

October Favourites

Hello everybody! It's finally November which means it's basically Christmas which means Christmas 24 is back and yes, I'm watching it right now as I type this. There's nothing I love more than constantly having Christmas movies on the TV, it's literally the best time of the year. 

I don't have many favourites this month at all, and especially beauty favourites because I haven't been wearing much makeup because bad skin life lately, dang it. But the one beauty product I have been liking when I've been bothering to put it on is this Enchanted Forest palette from Sleek, I love these shades because they're the perfect Autumn shades I've been non stop wearing the shade Pumpkin throughout October which is the golden/orange shimmer shade...SO pretty. 

My favourite books last month were the two beauties that are A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury and I cannot praise these books enough, I saw so much about these two over on the bookstagram and I decided I needed to read them both and oh my gosh I am SO glad I did these books are AMAZING and I absolutely love love love LOVE them, seriously if you haven't read these, you need too. A Court of Mist and Fury is now my new all time favourite book. I still think about it everyday, I'm far from over it and I cannot wait until the next book is out. Team Rhysand ALL the way. Seriously can I marry him???? 

B x
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