Friday, May 30, 2014

Travel Essentials

So this post was supposed to go up before I left but I completely forgot about it! So I've decided to change it to a what I took with me instead post. Choosing stuff to take with me was a bit difficult because everyone kept telling me to pack light and get what ever I needed in California. Here's the problem I had first off I like to be prepared hunting stuff down is not something I wanted to be doing on my holiday. Second of all I wash my hair everyday not because I have to its a personal preference so travel sized shampoos will not work for two weeks and what if I didn't like any shampoo that side I do not need bad hair days or break outs in my holiday pics thank you very much. So I ended up just taking with what I used everyday why change a routine when its good!

Hair Products

Dove colour radiance shampoo & conditioner, Moroccanoil treatment (I decanted some into a little container didn't want my whole bottle to get lost or broken) Dove leave in conditioning spray and my GHD paddle brush (I don't own a tangle teezer but this does an amazing job either way)

Face Products 

Ponds flawless radiance daily lotion, Dirty works pore-fect face scrub, The body shop camomile make-up remover, Dirty Works eye cream, Optiph Facial cleanser, Eos lip balm, travel size Chanel eye make-up remover and my babylips lip balm.

 Make-up Products

Mac blot/pressed powder and blush in Petal power, Stila bronzing powder, samples of the Chanel foundation (this saved my life I was so worried Id lose my bag and lose my full sized bottles was way easier this way) Catrice blush, Avon lipgloss, Mac lipstick in Syrup, samples of the Chanel mascara, Essence eyebrow and eye pencil in black black and my burst studio travel blush brush.

Nail Products 

Essence Express dry drops, Tip top base coat, Sinful polish in black (my go to colour) and my skull nail file. I did however opt to get nail polish remover that side because I didn't want any issues with it in my bag.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chanel Counter Event

Last Wednesday I attended a counter even at Chanel in Canal Walk in celebration of their recently revamped studio inside Edgars.

We were greeted with makeovers and tall glasses of champagne as well as really fancy canapes. We were then given a little history in Chanel (I can proudly say I would have scored top marks and admittedly there was a few facts that I didn't know but was really interested to learn)

Like did you know Chanel No 5 was the first fragrance Gabrielle made and that she named it No 5 because it was the 5th fragrance she tested and that she considered it lucky and that's why she went with it. Hahaha well now you know ;-)

There is just something about being inside a Chanel store that brings butterflies to my stomach, even when I went to California I had to go into counters that side and I can tell you that they are just as amazing. There is allot of high end brands out there but none have captured my heart as much as Chanel. The packaging the scent the pure quality. I know its expensive but come on ITS CHANEL would you want it any other way.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Syrup

I don't own a single nude lipstick and this seriously bugs me, Its not that I cant wear a nude shade its more I have a warm complexion and I need to find the perfect shade that suits my skin tone. So believe me when I say buying a lipstick is one of the most tedious jobs, and it takes a lot of testing and error for me to actually like one and come home with it.

I present to you Syrup which is part of MAC's Lustre Lipstick line, which has become one of my HG lipsticks. MAC describes syrup as a cloudy pink, which isn't far off because I would have described it as a dusty rose. Syrup is a gorgeous mauve pink with purple undertones and a really glossy finish, its really creamy and applies really smoothly even on dry lips and I haven't found that it accentuates dryness at all or that it settles in creases. I have a warm skin tone and it goes perfectly with it, I wouldn't call this nude because its not but it does a really good job of adding color to your lips but still having a really natural look. I have pink undertones in my lips and this does a good job of just darkening the natural color I already have.

The lipstick comes in the oh so familiar black and silver bullet style tube with its tight fitting lid which I absolutely love. Syrup is a semi sheer lipstick but is very build able with just a few sweeps. It is very hydrating, smooth and creamy but light and none sticky which makes it one of my top lipsticks. It has a lasting power of around 2 to 3 hours so for those of you that like longer last lipsticks it probably would be a bit annoying but I don't mind to reapply every now and then.

Monday, May 26, 2014

USA (Honeymoon) Haul

So I am officially back in the country, back at work and just plain back to reality! Which honestly sucks balls because I had the time of my life. For those of you that might not have heard Gavin and I finally went on our very delayed honeymoon to California. We spent a week in West Hollywood (were I got most of my shopping done ;-) ) and then we spent a week in the sunny and amazing Las Vegas!! YES PEOPLE Vegas is everything everyone one said it would be and way way more! So I wanted to share in a bit more detail my USA haul and I even recorded a video but then I played it back and there is no way I could possibly put it up with out having to apologize to everyone hahaha so I decided to do it all in pics for your enjoyment!

Target Haul
This was my first Elf products purchase so I kinda just grabbed anything that looked or sounded nice so I have high hopes.

ELF blush in Twinkle Pink, Mellow Mauve and Candid coral
ELF Bronzing Powder in Golden

Elf All over color stick in Persimmon
Elf Eyelid Primer in Sheer

EOS Lip balms in Summer Fruit, Pomegranate raspberry
and Sweet Mint
EOS hand cream in Berry Blossom
Babylips Dr Rescue in Too cool and Just Peachy

Ulta Haul
Real Techniques core collection brush set
Real Techniques Blush and foundation brush
Not Your Mothers Kinky Moves Curl defining cream

Victoria's Secret Haul
Makeup bag
Shine Drama Lipgloss in innocent
Brilliant Shimmer Lipgloss in Uptown
Bronzing Powder in Riviera
Body Mist in Noir Tease

Sephora Haul
I actually went to Sephora with the full intention of buying a Naked palette but I dont really wear eyeshadow and figured I didnt want this haul to be a waste so I decided to go with what was the next thing top of my list so I went with the Nars products instead. 

Nars Blush in Orgasm 
Nars Bronzer in Laguna

Boots Haul
The Boots haul actually happened at the airport lay over in Heathrow London, my logic here was that I had all this spare change left over from the US which we had to get rid of (even though Gavin insisted we could just convert it back hahaha) and thought it was easier to just buy something ;-)

Soap & Glory Hand Food hand cream
Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream 
Soap & Glory Clean Girls Boy Wash

Walgreens Haul
Maybelline Babyskin Pore Eraser
ELF Lip Exfoliator 

H&M Haul
Black Bow Clips 
Chunky Stackable Rings 
Bun Sponge 

West Hollywood & Vegas Haul
Studded clutch for my Galaxy camera 
Eiffel tower 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Be Back Soon

Hey hey all you gorgeous peeps. So there won't be any new posts up for the next 3 weeks. Taking some much needed rest. But I will still be posting updates on twitter and IG. So follow me there