The ‘beauty-ful’ Christmas Gift guide 2018

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Well, Christmas is almost here again and I can’t wait.

There is nothing I love more than spending this special time with family and friends, not to mention all of the festive food and drink… there is usually a lot of that.

When people ask me what I would like for Christmas, I usually say “I don’t need anything”- This is because it’s true. I’m truly content with just spending time with loved ones, enjoying the festivities and eating my weight in turkey and stuffing…

However – my passion for all things beauty gets me intrigued and excited for all the new Christmas makeup, skincare and beauty products there are this time of year. 

So I have created this handy-dandy gift guide that includes some of my favourite beauty gifts to date. I hope you find some inspiration for those last minute purchases and enjoy looking at some of my ultimate faves.

Anything Charlotte Tilbury – Lipstick ‘Hepburn Honey’

A little bit of luxury – even if it is just a lipstick – I adore everything about the Tilbury brand from the packaging to product, if your looking for that special gift for a special someone, you can’t go wrong.

Benefit Christmas Gimme Some Sugar gift set

The benefit gift sets are so adorable this year. This one includes all my faves and are all FULL SIZED. Plus the cake tin it comes is reuseable and would look so ‘sweet’ on a vanity – I’m good with puns..

Bomb Cosmetics Let it Snow Gift set

My favourite thing to do in Winter is to relax in a hot bath filled with bubbles, and bath bombs are just pure heaven. Im alway grateful for a bathbomb any time of year!

Real Techniques everyday essential brush set

This was my first EVER brush set and I still have it to this day. Granted its been a few years but they are a fantastic set for everyday use.

A Bath Caddy (These are everything)

So I recently bought myself a bath caddy and it is a serious game changer. I can now have a bath alongside a glass of wine placed elegantly in front of me. What more could you want…

 

Stila 3D Dazzle and Glow liquid eyeshadow trio

Christmas time is the time to sparkle and shine – I love Stila shadows, these ones are so long lasting and make me look just like a Christmas fairy.

Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette 

This palette is what dreams are made of. Look at these gorgeous red and pink shades. If you buy any girl this palette they will be sure to love you for ever and ever and ever.

Gucci Bloom Eau De Parfum

I love a pretty bottle as much as the next girl but with this gorgeous scent too, it’s a match made in heaven or should I say…flowers.

Too Faced – Under the Kissletoe collection

This Christmas collection of liquid lipsticks is ideal for keeping in your handbag on the go – They are also long lasting which means you can eat Christmas dinner with a perfect pout.

Pixi Glow Tonic 

This toner tones, conditions and brightens your skin all in one bottle giving you that glowing goddess look just in time for Christmas.

Jo Malone Christmas Cracker collection

This is an absolute steal (for Jo Malone) – You get perfume, hand wash and body creme with their signature scents that are bound to leave you smelling absolutely delicious.

And that’s just to name a few! These are some of my favourit beauty presents and stocking fillers for 2018 that I think would please anyone. There are so many fantastic beauty buys this year and I would love to know your favourites too, let me know in the comments below!

Stay posted for some more Christmas gift guides as we make our way through to December over the next few days.

Happy Holidays!

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NEW Rimmel Stay Satin SWATCHES + Try ON |BeautyandShe

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I LOVE LIPSTICKS.

There, I’ve said it. I have an absolute obsession.

Do you guys have a staple makeup piece that your obsessed with? Well you know mine.

I also love reading a good lipstick swatch post as it really shows you product colour and texture before you take the plunge to purchase.

And that is exactly what I am going to do today.

So you all know Rimmel London – one of the most popular, good quality and affordable brands in the UK?

I have the brand NEW STAY SATIN LIQUID LIP range to show you guys and I am beyond excited. When I first read up on these, I couldn’t wait.

What more do you want: Pigmentation, long lasting, lightweight, 14 shade, GORGEOUS?!!!

This range has it all. I have eight bright and beautiful colours swatched for you so take a look and see what you think!

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The Swatches:

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Shade: As If?

A gorgeous nude shade that glided on effortlessly, the lightest shade in my collection. Not crumbly at all and looks very subtle.

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Shade: Shoulder Pads

This is my FAVOURITE shade – it is a very pretty pink/nude that will go well with everything!

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Shade: Scrunchie

I love this bright pop on colour – its is such a beautiful summer shade that I will definitely be wearing this month.

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Shade: Obsession

This one was OK, not really my thing but did look pretty on! Perhaps with a tan it will look even better.

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Shade: Redical

How gorgeous is this classic red shade? The good thing about this colour is that it makes your teeth look so white!

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Shade: For Sure

Seriously not my thing. It was very sheer and moved around alot. The formula is very different from the others and I look like an alien.

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Shade: Atomic

Same with this one – It kind of makes me look like ive got the flu or im very cold – did not blend well either.

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Shade: Glam Rock

I don’t hate the colour but again the formula was all wrong, super streaky and thin, it was sliding everywhere and got all over my teeth!

 

In all, a very good range from what I tried! The nude shade will always be my favourite but it is nice to try something a bit brighter every now and again!

Which shade is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

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*This is a collaboration post with Rimmel London and Influencer on a gifting basis.

Pretty Summer PRIMARK HAUL

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Hasn’t it been a while….

Hi guys, im finally back with one of my favourite posts – all about Primark!

I have been so busy lately with wedding plans and work I have neglected my poor little blog a wee bit. If you guys don’t follow me on my instagram, that is where you’ll find me most days keeping you guys updated with absolutely EVERYTHING!

With holidays and summer in general coming up, I was in need of some summer clothes to add to my collection! If you guys want to see what I bought and how they look then look no further…

 

 

What are your staple pieces for summer 2018? Let me know in the comments!

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HUGE Lipstick Collections With Swatches + TRY ON!

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It is so gloomy today!

So I thought it gives me the PERFECT opportunity to create a wonderfully colourful blog post and video!

I have been absolutely loving LIP PRODUCTS at the moment.

You can easily turn from casual to made up in seconds.

I have such a wide range of colours to show you guys, from NATURAL Nudes to DARK Reds.

As you will probably see, I have a lot of lipsticks from Makeup Revolution and IHEARTMAKEUP as they are one of my absolute favourite brands. Their products are such good quality and really affordable!

PLUS, they have brought out a Beauty advent calendar…..

Excited as I am?

I am super pleased with how this video turned out, its a really easy watch and gives you beauts a chance to see a wide range of lipsticks when actually applied!…..

and YES, a lot of make-up wipes were used in the making of this video

Let me know what you think in the comments guys, and tell me….

WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR?

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Speak to you guys tomorrow,

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NEW Summer Series: Camping or Glamping Edition // BeautyandShe

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Good afternoon beauties!

Exciting news! 

I have started a summer series!

At the moment in Wales, the weather is not particularly great so this series is a bit of wishful thinking!

I have to admit, I have done quite a few posts already so get ready with a cup of tea and a biscuit or two for the lovely reads that follow today…

I don’t know about you guys, but secretly I love Camping!

Im not afraid of a bit of mud and some rain, but I have to admit, I like to look good whilst im in my wellies!

So this first edition will feature an easy makeup and OOTD to show you what I will be wearing when I go Camping/ Glamping this summer.

 You dolls ready?…

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So these are all of the products that I used to create this super easy look. 

When I go camping, I like to pack as lightly as possible so these items are perfect!

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To start, I decided to use a bb cream (this one is from Etude House) as it has an SPF and moisturiser all combined.

It creates a flawless and simple base for my skin without leaving me feeling cakey.

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Gold stars for anyone who noticed my dog Honey in the background….

To blend in my foundation, I used my Real Techniques foundation brush, which I unbelievably love.

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To add a lovely rosy and natural glow to my cheeks, I used my fave Ted Baker blush which is so delicate and pretty…

It also comes with a handy little mirror… Win WIn Win.

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Again, I used my Real Techniques fluffy blush brush to apply the colour to my cheeks and cheekbones.

If you havn’t felt how soft this brush is, imagine lovely soft candy floss,

it is perfect….

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This step is optional, but this is generally part of my daily routine anyway.

I’m using my eyebrow pencil that was a £1 from Primark  – Bargain.

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It gives a lovely delicate colour and has a wax end to help keep my brows in place all day long.

And for the price…

I bought 4… oops.

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So im in a tent….

I don’t really want to be messing around with a ton of different tools and products, so the easiest way to add that little bit extra is by using a volumising mascara.

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This mascara by Bourjois is a god send.

It lifts my lashes and makes them look incredible in 2 minutes.

Plus… No flaking!

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Lastly, for a natural shine I decided to add some pretty pink gloss by Benefit to add a hint of colour to my lips.

This small size tube is ideal and fits into my bag or pocket!

Easy for on the go kissable lips.

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As for the outfit, comfort wins for me every time.

I love these high waisted shorts from New Look, so I can hopefully get tanned legs… (I doubt it)

This sailor striped crop top is from Primark and is super comfy and of course you need to have a rucksack to hold that makeup bag etc….

Mine, amazingly, is from Amazon with a striped and lace look.

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Rapunzel let down your hair!

Unfortunately my plait is not that long….

But I love a simple hairstyle that looks pretty and that I can keep off my face.

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And that my friends, is the finished look.

Simple, easy and perfect for those summer days camping with your friends.

Let me know what you beauts think in the comments below,

I would love to know what your Camping essentials are!

Dont forget you can keep up to date with me on my social media and Bloglovin!

Speak to you all later this afternoon for the next edition in my summer series.

Love C

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Lazy sunday beauty routine

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Well good morning my beauties!

I know its been such a long time since I last did a post…. but I have good reason!

I started my new job as an optical assistant this week and I am absolutely loving it! I haven’t had a lot of time for blogging this week as I really wanted to focus on getting the hang of my new job! And we all know how long blogging takes……

So today on my day off, I wanted to share with you my easy-peasy lazy Sunday beauty routine!

So lets begin!

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Regardless of the day, I always start off by moisturising, it leaves my skin hydrated for the rest of the day and is great under foundation. My favourite is the Norwegian formula ‘Deep Moisturiser‘, it smells great and is so hydrating. I got mine from Superdrug for £3.99! Check it out here.

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Using a damp Beauty Blender (adding water to the blender helps create a flawless finish when applying the foundation) I apply my favourite BB cream foundation from Makeup Revolution. This brand is probably my favourite this year, they have so many amazing quality products at such great prices. I picked up my foundation in shade 3 from Superdrug for £3! Check it out here.

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Using my E.L.F powder and stippling brush, I just apply this over my foundation to really make a fresh and flawless finish. It erases and shine and creates a lovely colour alongside my foundation. I picked this up from E.L.F for £3! (sadly E.L.F is no more) Check out the sales at E.L.F here.

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I then go on to apply my Ted Baker blush (which you all know I love) and my MUA bronzer which is also from Superdrug that I got for £2.50. The combination of these two creates such a lovely tone on my skin that define my cheek bones and gives my a lovely rosy pop of colour! Find my MUA bronzer here.

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To create a glowy and dew like look to really brighten my Sunday, I applied my powder highlight on my cheekbones, brow bones and nose. Its a gorgeous pearly colour that glistens in the light, really awakening the skin! I picked this up from the I Heart Makeup brand at Superdrug for £4.99. Check it out here.

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Of course I would be using my Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay, it has some great natural colours that are perfect for a lazy Sunday relaxed look! I used a gorgeous shimmery colour all over my lid, then applied the shade ‘mugshot’ in my crease, just to add a bit of definition to the eyes. I picked my palette up from here.

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Using the Wet n Wild Mega volume mascara that I received in my US beauty swap, I applied this to my top and bottom lashes to create extra volume. I only used one coat of this as I wanted to keep the look fresh and simple.

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I am in love with my EOS lip balm that I also recieved, it is super hydrating and smells great! I love the packaging and feel of the balm, and having it in a round container makes the application so much easier!

A little hint/trick that I have learnt… If you are like me, my lips are naturally not very well defined, Using this lip liner from Primark that I picked up for £1, define your cupids bow to add definition and shape. Trust me it looks amazing.

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And there we have it.. Easy Peasy Sunday make-up.

What do you guys like to do on a Sunday? I’m taking my dog for a long walk this afternoon and going to the Ice Hockey tonight! GO DEVILS!

Speak to you very soon my lovelies, I cant wait to catch up with you again soon!

Love C

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200 followers!! + Pancakes!

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Hello there beauties!!

Wow wow wow wow wow!!

I have finally reached 200 followers for my blog!! What an achievement so far!

And ofcourse, I am so blessed to have such great support from the blogging community! I cannot wait to carry on my passion for you guys with my daily doses of beauty…

As I am in my last stages of packing for Paris, I am getting more and more excited about sharing my parisian experience with you all!

Thank you so much for helping me reach to so many people!

To celebrate, im having these delicious buttermilk pancakes!

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Stay posted for more later my beauties,

Love C
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Beauty smoothie #2

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Good morning my beauties!

If you haven’t already guessed by now, I’m a bit of a smoothie lover…

Smoothies are such a great way of packing in nutrients and your 5 a day, not to mention that they taste great and are super quick to make!

Today’s beauty smoothie is a green one, using an added ingredient – Kale.

Oh no…. kale!” I hear you say… Well this smoothie is great if your not a fan as there are so many other yummy things in it, you will hard,y notice it!

But before I tell you that, let me tell you a bit about kale

1. Full of fibre and low in calories
2. Filled with iron
3. Has vitamin k and a load of antioxidants that help protect against some cancers
4. It is high in calcium
5. High in vitamin c
6. Lastly a great detox food!

Phew…. See it has its benefits.
So to make my beauty smoothie all you need is…

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2 bananas
Half an avocado
A handful of blueberries
2 cups of Kale
A squeeze of honey
A cup of water (or more depending on how thin you like it)

Mix this all up in a blender until smooth and there we go!!!

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So give this a try and let me know how you like it!
See you all later beautiful people,

Love C
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Girl Talk: What makes you…. YOU?

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Grab a cup of tea, a warm blanket and enjoy my little heart to heart with you girlies….

So I turned to my Q&A a day book to answer my daily question…..

“What makes you, YOU?”

It really got me thinking about who I actually am and what I am actually like as a real person…

My blog is my passion, and I adore every single blog post I read. By starting this blog, It has made me a lot more confident, committed and focussed which in turn reflects on my daily life!

But even before I began my daily doses of beauty, I have always been caring, kind and mindful of others. It’s definitely in my nature to put others before myself and that is one quality that I pride myself on.

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This question really helped boost my confidence and helped me realise what qualities I could perhaps improve on.

If you guys do one thing today to help yourself, ask yourself this question and have a real good think about the answer.

If you would like to own the Q&A a day diary, you can find it in my previous posts!

Live, love, cherish.

Love C
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Red eyes at night- Paris inspired

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Good afternoon gorgeous people!

Ive been feeling very colourful lately, and inspired by the lights of Paris. When I think of Paris, I think of the Moulin Rouge and romance.

I created this look using a mix of reds and browns, using a brighter shimmery white in the corner to make my eyes pop!

I finished the look with my favourite black liquid liner and mascara.
Its super easy and quick to create but the key is to blend blend blend!!

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6 days and counting guys!!

Love C
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